16 But to the wicked God says:
“What right have you to declare My statutes,
Or take My covenant in your mouth,
17 (A)Seeing you hate instruction
And cast My words behind you?
18 When you saw a thief, you (B)consented[a] with him,
And have been a (C)partaker with adulterers.
19 You give your mouth to evil,
And (D)your tongue frames deceit.
20 You sit and speak against your brother;
You slander your own mother’s son.
21 These things you have done, and I kept silent;
(E)You thought that I was altogether like you;
But I will rebuke you,
And (F)set them in order before your eyes.

22 “Now consider this, you who (G)forget God,
Lest I tear you in pieces,
And there be none to deliver:
23 Whoever offers praise glorifies Me;
And (H)to him who orders his conduct aright
I will show the salvation of God.”

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  1. Psalm 50:18 LXX, Syr., Tg., Vg. ran

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