11 This is what the Lord says to me with his strong hand upon me,(A) warning me not to follow(B) the way of this people:

12 “Do not call conspiracy(C)
    everything this people calls a conspiracy;
do not fear what they fear,(D)
    and do not dread it.(E)
13 The Lord Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy,(F)
    he is the one you are to fear,(G)
    he is the one you are to dread.(H)
14 He will be a holy place;(I)
    for both Israel and Judah he will be
a stone(J) that causes people to stumble(K)
    and a rock that makes them fall.(L)
And for the people of Jerusalem he will be
    a trap and a snare.(M)
15 Many of them will stumble;(N)
    they will fall and be broken,
    they will be snared and captured.”

16 Bind up this testimony of warning(O)
    and seal(P) up God’s instruction among my disciples.
17 I will wait(Q) for the Lord,
    who is hiding(R) his face from the descendants of Jacob.
I will put my trust in him.(S)

18 Here am I, and the children the Lord has given me.(T) We are signs(U) and symbols(V) in Israel from the Lord Almighty, who dwells on Mount Zion.(W)

The Darkness Turns to Light

19 When someone tells you to consult(X) mediums and spiritists,(Y) who whisper and mutter,(Z) should not a people inquire(AA) of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living?

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