13 then you may be sure that the Lord your God will no longer drive out(A) these nations before you. Instead, they will become snares(B) and traps for you, whips on your backs and thorns in your eyes,(C) until you perish from this good land,(D) which the Lord your God has given you.

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And I have also said, ‘I will not drive them out before you;(A) they will become traps(B) for you, and their gods will become snares(C) to you.’”

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36 They worshiped their idols,(A)
    which became a snare(B) to them.

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13 Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper,
    and instead of briers(A) the myrtle(B) will grow.
This will be for the Lord’s renown,(C)
    for an everlasting sign,
    that will endure forever.”

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And you, son of man, do not be afraid(A) of them or their words. Do not be afraid, though briers and thorns(B) are all around you and you live among scorpions. Do not be afraid of what they say or be terrified by them, though they are a rebellious people.(C)

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24 “‘No longer will the people of Israel have malicious neighbors who are painful briers and sharp thorns.(A) Then they will know that I am the Sovereign Lord.

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The best of them is like a brier,(A)
    the most upright worse than a thorn(B) hedge.
The day God visits you has come,
    the day your watchmen sound the alarm.
    Now is the time of your confusion.(C)

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or because of these surpassingly great revelations.(A) Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh,(B) a messenger of Satan,(C) to torment me.

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