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Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.
Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: everyone loves bribes, and follows after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither does the cause of the widow come before them.
I will send him against a godless nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.
That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:
But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.
Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you do always resist the Holy Spirit: as your fathers did, so do you.
For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.
But draw near here, you sons of the sorceress, the descendants of the adulterer and the harlot.
And, behold, you are risen up in your fathers' stead, a brood of sinful men, to increase still more the fierce anger of the LORD toward Israel.
And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not steadfast with God.
Yet they hearkened not unto me, nor inclined their ear, but hardened their neck: they did worse than their fathers.
Then shall you say unto them, Because your fathers have forsaken me, says the LORD, and have walked after other gods, and have served them, and have worshiped them, and have forsaken me, and have not kept my law;
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
You serpents, you generation of vipers, how can you escape the judgment of hell?
Why beautify your way to seek love? therefore have you also taught the wicked ones your ways.
They give gifts to all harlots: but you give your gifts to all your lovers, and hire them, that they may come unto you on every side for your harlotry.
For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their deeds are against the LORD, to provoke the eyes of his glory.
A people that provoke me to anger continually to my face; that sacrifice in gardens, and burn incense upon altars of brick;
And when the LORD saw it, he abhorred them, because of the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters.
How often did they provoke him in the wilderness, and grieve him in the desert!
Do they provoke me to anger? says the LORD: do they not provoke themselves to the shame of their own faces?
1 Corinthians 10:22
Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?
That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw near and come, that we may know it!
Cry out and shout, you inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of you.
The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
Get out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.
Whom have you reproached and blasphemed? and against whom have you exalted your voice, and lifted up your eyes on high? even against the Holy One of Israel.
Fear not, you worm Jacob, and you men of Israel; I will help you, says the LORD, and your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
For the LORD is our defense; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.
Call together the archers against Babylon: all you that bend the bow, camp against it round about; let none of them escape: recompense her according to her work; according to all that she has done, do unto her: for she has been proud against the LORD, against the Holy One of Israel.
For Israel has not been forsaken, nor Judah by his God, by the LORD of hosts; though their land was filled with sin against the Holy One of Israel.
Gone away backward
The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies.
Thus says the LORD, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they have gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?
Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church: