16 And the Lord said to Moses: “You are going to rest with your ancestors,(A) and these people will soon prostitute(B) themselves to the foreign gods of the land they are entering. They will forsake(C) me and break the covenant I made with them.

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Woe to the sinful nation,
    a people whose guilt is great,(A)
a brood of evildoers,(B)
    children given to corruption!(C)
They have forsaken(D) the Lord;
    they have spurned the Holy One(E) of Israel
    and turned their backs(F) on him.

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28 But rebels and sinners(A) will both be broken,
    and those who forsake(B) the Lord will perish.(C)

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For day after day they seek(A) me out;
    they seem eager to know my ways,
as if they were a nation that does what is right
    and has not forsaken(B) the commands of its God.
They ask me for just decisions
    and seem eager for God to come near(C) them.

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11 “But as for you who forsake(A) the Lord
    and forget my holy mountain,(B)
who spread a table for Fortune
    and fill bowls of mixed wine(C) for Destiny,

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You have rejected(A) me,” declares the Lord.
    “You keep on backsliding.
So I will reach out(B) and destroy you;
    I am tired of holding back.(C)

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I will do this to recapture the hearts of the people of Israel, who have all deserted(A) me for their idols.’(B)

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