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Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.
Hear ye this - O house of Jacob, Ye who call yourselves by the name of Israel, Yea from the waters of Judah, came they forth, - Who swear by the name of Yahweh, And, by the God of Israel, call to remembrance - Not in truth, nor in righteousness;
For in his mouth is nothing worthy of trust, Their inward purpose, is engulphing ruin, - An opened sepulchre, is their throat, With their tongue, speak they smooth things.
O save Yahweh, for the man of lovingkindness, is no more, for the faithful, have vanished, from among the sons of men.
Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, And see I pray you and know and seek out in the broad places thereof, Whether ye can find, a man, Whether there is one Doing justice Demanding fidelity, - That I may pardon her.
But thou shalt say unto them, - This, is the nation that hearkened not unto the voice of Yahweh its God, Neither accepted they correction, - Perished is fidelity, And is cut off out of their mouth.
Hear the word of Yahweh, ye sons of Israel, - that, a controversy, hath Yahweh with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no faithfulness, nor lovingkindness, nor knowledge of God, in the land:
Perished is the man of lovingkindness out of the earth, and, upright among men, is there none, - they all, for bloodshed, lie in wait. Every man - for his brother, do they hunt as for one devoted to destruction.
Thou whose eyes are too pure to look with approval on wrong, to respect oppression, canst not endure, - Wherefore, shouldst thou respect the treacherous? Be silent, when the lawless, swalloweth up, one more righteous than he?
But, Saul, yet breathing threatening and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, going unto the High-priest,
According as it is written - For thy sake, are we being put to death all the day long, we have been reckoned as sheep for slaughter. -
Others, again, of mockings and scourgings, received trial, nay! further, of bonds and imprisonments:
1 John 3:11
Because, this, is the message which ye have heard from the beginning - that we should be loving one another, -
Maketh himself a prey
2 Kings 9:11
Then, Jehu, came forth unto the servants of his lord, and one said to him - Is all well? why came this madman unto thee? And he said unto them, Ye, know, the man and his message.
Yahweh, hath made thee priest instead of Jehoiada the priest, that ye should be deputies in the house of Yahweh, to any man who is raving and prophesying, so shalt thou put him into the stocks and into the pillory:
Come are the days of visitation, come are the days of recompense, Let Israel know! The prophet is foolish, the man of the spirit doth rave, because of the greatness of thine iniquity, therefore great is the prosecution.
And they who were near to him, hearing of it, went out to secure him, - for they were saying - He is beside himself!
The Jews said unto him - Now, we know that, a demon, thou hast: - Abraham, died, and, the prophets, and yet, thou, sayest: If anyone shall keep, my word, in nowise shall he taste of death, unto times age-abiding.
But many from among them were saying - A demon, he hath, and is raving, - Why, unto him, do ye hearken?
Now, as he was saying these things in his defence, Festus, with a loud voice, saith - Thou art raving, Paul! Thy great learning, is turning thee round unto, raving madness.
2 Corinthians 5:13
For, whether we have been beside ourselves, it hath been for God, or, whether we are sober-minded, it is for you.