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Isaiah 9:8-12 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Judgment on Arrogance and Oppression

The Lord has sent a word against Jacob,
    and it will light upon Israel;
and all the people will know,
    E′phraim and the inhabitants of Samar′ia,
    who say in pride and in arrogance of heart:
10 “The bricks have fallen,
    but we will build with dressed stones;
the sycamores have been cut down,
    but we will put cedars in their place.”
11 So the Lord raises adversaries[a] against them,
    and stirs up their enemies.
12 The Syrians on the east and the Philistines on the west
    devour Israel with open mouth.
For all this his anger is not turned away
    and his hand is stretched out still.

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 9:11 Cn: Heb the adversaries of Rezin
Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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