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And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.
And he saw that there was no man, and was surprised that there was no one to take up their cause: so his arm gave salvation, and he made righteousness his support.
And I saw that there was no helper, and I was wondering that no one gave them support: so my arm did the work of salvation, and my wrath was my support.
Go quickly through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and get knowledge, and make a search in her wide places if there is a man, if there is one in her who is upright, who keeps faith; and she will have my forgiveness.
You have not gone up into the broken places or made up the wall for the children of Israel to take your place in the fight in the day of the Lord.
And Abraham came near, and said, Will you let destruction come on the upright with the sinners?
Now do not get in my way, for my wrath is burning against them; I will send destruction on them, but of you I will make a great nation.
And he was purposing to put an end to them if Moses, his special servant, had not gone up before him, between him and his people, turning back his wrath, to keep them from destruction.
Then the Lord said to me, Even if Moses and Samuel came before me, I would have no desire for this people: send them away from before me, and let them go.
And the Lord said, If there are fifty upright men in the town, I will have mercy on it because of them.