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For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.
When you spread out your hands in prayer, I look the other way; when you offer your many prayers, I do not listen, because your hands are covered with blood.
"It did no good for me to punish your people. They did not respond to such correction. You slaughtered your prophets like a voracious lion."
But you are always thinking and looking for ways to increase your wealth by dishonest means. Your eyes and your heart are set on killing some innocent person and committing fraud and oppression.
(Make the chain, because the land is full of murder and the city is full of violence.)
He said to me, "The sin of the house of Israel and Judah is extremely great; the land is full of murder, and the city is full of corruption, for they say, 'The Lord has abandoned the land, and the Lord does not see!'
"As for you, son of man, are you willing to pronounce judgment, are you willing to pronounce judgment on the bloody city? Then confront her with all her abominable deeds!
Therefore, as surely as I live, declares the sovereign Lord, I will subject you to bloodshed, and bloodshed will pursue you. Since you did not hate bloodshed, bloodshed will pursue you.
There is only cursing, lying, murder, stealing, and adultery. They resort to violence and bloodshed.
You build Zion through bloody crimes, Jerusalem through unjust violence.
Faithful men have disappeared from the land; there are no godly men left. They all wait in ambush so they can shed blood; they hunt their own brother with a net.
saying, "I have sinned by betraying innocent blood!" But they said, "What is that to us? You take care of it yourself!"
"'But just look at you! You are putting your confidence in a false belief that will not deliver you.
The Lord says, "These people are like soldiers who have readied their bows. Their tongues are always ready to shoot out lies. They have become powerful in the land, but they have not done so by honest means. Indeed, they do one evil thing after another and do not pay attention to me.
"'Therefore, this is what the sovereign Lord says: Because you have spoken false words and forecast delusion, look, I am against you, declares the sovereign Lord.
The royal advisers delight the king with their evil schemes, the princes make him glad with their lies.
The city's rich men think nothing of resorting to violence; her inhabitants lie, their tongues speak deceptive words.
1 Timothy 4:2
influenced by the hypocrisy of liars whose consciences are seared.