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21That make a man an offender by words,
And lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate,
And turn aside the just with a thing of nought.

22Therefore thus saith the Lord, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob:

Jacob shall not now be ashamed,
Neither shall his face now wax pale;
23When he seeth his children, the work of My hands, in the midst of him,
That they sanctify My name;
Yea, they shall sanctify the Holy One of Jacob,
And shall stand in awe of the God of Israel.
24They also that err in spirit shall come to understanding,
And they that murmur shall learn instruction.
30Woe to the rebellious children, saith the Lord,
That take counsel, but not of Me;
And that form projects, but not of My spirit,
That they may add sin to sin;
2That walk to go down into Egypt,
And have not asked at My mouth;
To take refuge in the stronghold of Pharaoh,
And to take shelter in the shadow of Egypt!
3Therefore shall the stronghold of Pharaoh turn to your shame,
And the shelter in the shadow of Egypt to your confusion.
4For his princes are at Zoan,
And his ambassadors are come to Hanes.
5They shall all be ashamed of a people that cannot profit them,
That are not a help nor profit,
But a shame, and also a reproach.

6The burden of the beasts of the South.

Through the land of trouble and anguish,
From whence come the lioness and the lion,
The viper and flying serpent,
They carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses,
And their treasures upon the humps of camels,
To a people that shall not profit them.
7For Egypt helpeth in vain, and to no purpose;
Therefore have I called her arrogancy that sitteth still.
8Now go, write it before them on a tablet,
And inscribe it in a book,
That it may be for the time to come
For ever and ever.
9For it is a rebellious people,
Lying children,
Children that refuse to hear the teaching of the Lord;
10That say to the seers: 'See not',
And to the prophets: 'Prophesy not unto us right things,
Speak unto us smooth things, prophesy delusions;
11Get you out of the way,
Turn aside out of the path,
Cause the Holy One of Israel
To cease from before us.'
12Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel:
Because ye despise this word,
And trust in oppression and perverseness,
And stay thereon;
13Therefore this iniquity shall be to you