But worthless men[a] are all like thorns that are thrown away,
    for they cannot be taken with the hand;
but the man who touches them
    arms himself with iron and the shaft of a spear,
    and they are utterly consumed with fire.”[b]

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Samuel 23:6 Hebrew worthlessness
  2. 2 Samuel 23:7 Hebrew consumed with fire in the sitting

10 For they are (A)like entangled thorns,
    like drunkards as they drink;
    (B)they are consumed like stubble fully dried.

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And you, son of man, (A)be not afraid of them, nor be afraid of their words, (B)though briers and thorns are with you and you sit on (C)scorpions.[a] Be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, for they are a rebellious house.

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 2:6 Or on scorpion plants

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