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and say to the land of Israel, Thus says the Lord: (A)Behold, I am against you and will draw (B)my sword from its sheath and (C)will cut off from you both righteous and wicked. Because I will cut off from you both righteous and wicked, therefore my sword shall be drawn from its sheath against all flesh from south to north.

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(A)“Son of man, prophesy and say, Thus says the Lord, say:

(B)“A sword, a sword is sharpened
    and also polished,

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25 And (A)I will bring a sword upon you, that shall execute vengeance for the covenant. And if you gather within your cities, (B)I will send pestilence among you, and you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

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(A)Ah, sword of the Lord!
    How long till you are quiet?
Put yourself into your scabbard;
    rest and be still!
How can it[a] be quiet
    (B)when the Lord has given it a charge?
Against (C)Ashkelon and against the seashore
    (D)he has appointed it.”

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 47:7 Septuagint, Vulgate; Hebrew you

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