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Now therefore, what have I here, saith the LORD, that my people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to howl, saith the LORD; and my name continually every day is blasphemed.
What doest thou here? And whom hast thou here? That thou hast hewn for thyself here a sepulchre, - As one hewing on high his sepulchre, Cutting out in the cliff a habitation for himself?
They, being by the house of Micah, knew the voice of the young man, the Levite, - so they turned aside there, and said to him - Who brought thee in hither? and what art thou doing in this place, and what hast thou here?
For, thus, saith Yahweh, For nought, ye sold yourselves, - And not with silver, shall ye be redeemed,
Thou dost sell thy people for, no-value, And hast not made increase by their price.
I had been provoked with my people, Had profaned mine inheritance, And given them into thy hand, -- Thou shewedst them no compassion, Upon the elder, madest thou very heavy thy yoke.
Thy sons, have fainted, They lie at the head of all the streets like a gazelle in a net, - Who, indeed, are full of The indignation of Yahweh The rebuke of thy God.
And the Egyptians rigorously made the sons of Israel serve;
And it came to pass, during those many days, that the king of Egypt died, and the sons of Israel sighed by reason of the servitude and lamented, - and their cry for help went up to God, by reason of the servitude.
Then said Yahweh, I have, seen, the humiliation of my people, who are in Egypt, - and their outcry, have I heard, by reason of their task-masters, for I know their pains;
By the rivers of Babylon, there, we sat down, yea we wept - when we remembered Zion:
A sheep all alone, is Israel Lions, have driven him away, - At the first, the king of Assyria devoured him, And here, at the last, I Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath broken his bones!
They have heard - that, sighing am, I, and am saying - There is none to comfort me, All my foes, - having heard of my calamity - have rejoiced, because, thou, hast done it, - thou hast brought in the day thou didst proclaim, So let them become like me.
He hath broken off - in the glow of his anger - the whole horn of Israel, hath turned back his right hand, from the face of the foe, - and hath kindled against Jacob, a very fire of flame, devouring round about.
Young men, a millstone, have lifted, and, youths, under wood, have staggered.
And there shall come to be, in that day, declareth Yahweh, The noise of an outcry from the fish-gate, and of a howling out of the new city, - and of a great crashing, from the hills.
And Isaiah said unto them, Thus, shall ye, surely say, unto your lord, - Thus, saith Yahweh - Be not thou afraid because of the words which thou hast heard, wherewith the servants of the king of Assyria have reviled, Me.
At the voice of him who reproacheth and revileth, At the face of the foe and avenger.
How long, O God, shall the adversary, reproach? Shall the enemy revile thy Name perpetually?
Howbeit I wrought with effect, for the sake of mine own Name, that it might not be profaned - before the eyes of the nations in whose midst they were, - before whose eyes I made myself known unto them, by bringing them forth out of the land of Egypt.
But when they entered among the nations where they did enter, then profaned they my holy Name, - in that it was said of them The people of Yahweh, these! Yet from his land, have they come forth!
For the name of God, because of you, is defamed among the nations, - even as it is written.