22 The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare them;(A)
    the cords of their sins hold them fast.(B)
23 For lack of discipline they will die,(C)
    led astray by their own great folly.(D)

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13 Therefore my people will go into exile(A)
    for lack of understanding;(B)
those of high rank(C) will die of hunger
    and the common people will be parched with thirst.(D)

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I thought, “These are only the poor;
    they are foolish,(A)
for they do not know(B) the way of the Lord,
    the requirements of their God.

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The Charge Against Israel

Hear the word of the Lord, you Israelites,
    because the Lord has a charge(A) to bring
    against you who live in the land:(B)
“There is no faithfulness,(C) no love,
    no acknowledgment(D) of God in the land.(E)

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    my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.(A)

“Because you have rejected knowledge,
    I also reject you as my priests;
because you have ignored the law(B) of your God,
    I also will ignore your children.

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14 “I will not punish your daughters
    when they turn to prostitution,
nor your daughters-in-law
    when they commit adultery,
because the men themselves consort with harlots(A)
    and sacrifice with shrine prostitutes(B)
    a people without understanding(C) will come to ruin!(D)

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