So this is what the Lord ·All-Powerful [Almighty; of Heaven’s Armies; T of hosts] says: “I will test them [C the people of Judah] as a person ·tests [refines] metal in a fire [6:27–30]. ·I have no other choice [L For what else can I do…], because ·my people have sinned [L of the daughter of my people?].
Therefore, God-of-the-Angel-Armies says: “Watch this! I’ll melt them down and see what they’re made of. What else can I do with a people this wicked? Their tongues are poison arrows! Deadly lies stream from their mouths. Neighbor greets neighbor with a smile, ‘Good morning! How’re things?’ while scheming to do away with him. Do you think I’m going to stand around and do nothing?” God’s Decree. “Don’t you think I’ll take serious measures against a people like this?
Therefore the Lord of hosts saith these things, Lo! I shall well (them) together, and I shall prove them; for why what other thing shall I do from the face of the daughter of my people? (for what else shall I do with my people?)
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