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I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once.
For I am full of words, I am unable to keep in my breath any longer:
O God, do not keep quiet: let your lips be open and take no rest, O God.
Because punishment for an evil work comes not quickly, the minds of the sons of men are fully given to doing evil.
You have given me up, says the Lord, you have gone back: so my hand is stretched out against you for your destruction; I am tired of changing my purpose.
And the Lord was no longer able to put up with the evil of your doings and the disgusting things you did; and because of this your land has become a waste and a cause of wonder and a curse, with no one living in it, as at this day.
And will not God do right in the cause of his saints, whose cries come day and night to his ears, though he is long in doing it?
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow in keeping his word, as he seems to some, but he is waiting in mercy for you, not desiring the destruction of any, but that all may be turned from their evil ways.
In view of all this, will you still do nothing, O Lord? will you keep quiet, and go on increasing our punishment?