18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
and you will eat the plants of the field.(A)

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I will make it a wasteland.(A)
It will not be pruned or weeded;
thorns and briers will grow up.(B)
I will also give orders to the clouds
that rain should not fall on it.

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23 And on that day
every place where there were a thousand vines,
worth a thousand pieces of silver,
will become thorns and briers.(A)
24 A man will go there with bow and arrows
because the whole land will be thorns and briers.
25 You will not go to all the hills
that were once tilled with a hoe,
for fear of the thorns and briers.
Those hills will be places for oxen to graze
and for sheep to trample.

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18 For wickedness burns like a fire(A)
that consumes thorns and briers
and kindles the forest thickets
so that they go up in a column of smoke.

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I am not angry.
If only there were thorns and briers(A) for me to battle,
I would trample them
and burn them to the ground.

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The high places(A) of Aven, the sin of Israel,(B)
will be destroyed;
thorns and thistles will grow over their altars.(C)
They will say to the mountains,(D) “Cover us!”
and to the hills, “Fall on us!” (E)

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