“Simeon(A) and Levi(B) are brothers—
    their swords[a] are weapons of violence.(C)

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  1. Genesis 49:5 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
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Therefore pride(A) is their necklace;(B)
    they clothe themselves with violence.(C)

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10 My son, if sinful men entice(A) you,
    do not give in(B) to them.(C)
11 If they say, “Come along with us;
    let’s lie in wait(D) for innocent blood,
    let’s ambush some harmless soul;
12 let’s swallow(E) them alive, like the grave,
    and whole, like those who go down to the pit;(F)
13 we will get all sorts of valuable things
    and fill our houses with plunder;
14 cast lots with us;
    we will all share the loot(G)”—
15 my son, do not go along with them,
    do not set foot(H) on their paths;(I)
16 for their feet rush into evil,(J)
    they are swift to shed blood.(K)
17 How useless to spread a net
    where every bird can see it!
18 These men lie in wait(L) for their own blood;
    they ambush only themselves!(M)
19 Such are the paths of all who go after ill-gotten gain;
    it takes away the life of those who get it.(N)

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22 Do not those who plot evil go astray?(A)
    But those who plan what is good find[a] love and faithfulness.

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  1. Proverbs 14:22 Or show
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Their cobwebs are useless for clothing;
    they cannot cover themselves with what they make.(A)
Their deeds are evil deeds,
    and acts of violence(B) are in their hands.

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This is what the Lord says: Do what is just(A) and right. Rescue from the hand of the oppressor(B) the one who has been robbed. Do no wrong or violence to the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow,(C) and do not shed innocent blood(D) in this place.

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Habakkuk’s Complaint

How long,(A) Lord, must I call for help,
    but you do not listen?(B)
Or cry out to you, “Violence!”
    but you do not save?(C)

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16 “The man who hates and divorces his wife,(A)” says the Lord, the God of Israel, “does violence to the one he should protect,”[a](B) says the Lord Almighty.

So be on your guard,(C) and do not be unfaithful.

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  1. Malachi 2:16 Or “I hate divorce,” says the Lord, the God of Israel, “because the man who divorces his wife covers his garment with violence,”
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