He inquired(A) of the Lord, but the Lord did not answer him by dreams(B) or Urim(C) or prophets.(D)

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Does God listen to their cry
    when distress comes upon them?(A)

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12 He does not answer(A) when people cry out
    because of the arrogance(B) of the wicked.(C)

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13 Indeed, God does not listen to their empty plea;
    the Almighty pays no attention to it.(A)

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41 They cried for help, but there was no one to save them(A)
    to the Lord, but he did not answer.(B)

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18 If I had cherished sin in my heart,
    the Lord would not have listened;(A)

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28 “Then they will call to me but I will not answer;(A)
    they will look for me but will not find me,(B)

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15 When you spread out your hands(A) in prayer,
    I hide(B) my eyes from you;
even when you offer many prayers,
    I am not listening.(C)

Your hands(D) are full of blood!(E)

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Your fasting ends in quarreling and strife,(A)
    and in striking each other with wicked fists.
You cannot fast as you do today
    and expect your voice to be heard(B) on high.

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But your iniquities have separated(A)
    you from your God;
your sins have hidden his face from you,
    so that he will not hear.(B)

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12 Although they fast, I will not listen to their cry;(A) though they offer burnt offerings(B) and grain offerings,(C) I will not accept(D) them. Instead, I will destroy them with the sword,(E) famine(F) and plague.”(G)

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18 Therefore I will deal with them in anger;(A) I will not look on them with pity(B) or spare them. Although they shout in my ears, I will not listen(C) to them.”

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Then they will cry out to the Lord,
    but he will not answer them.(A)
At that time he will hide his face(B) from them
    because of the evil they have done.(C)

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