13 Therefore My people go into exile for their (A)lack of knowledge;
And [a]their (B)honorable men are famished,
And their multitude is parched with thirst.

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  1. Isaiah 5:13 Lit their glory are men of famine

13 Therefore my people will go into exile(A)
    for lack of understanding;(B)
those of high rank(C) will die of hunger
    and the common people will be parched with thirst.(D)

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18 They do not (A)know, nor do they understand, for He has (B)smeared over their eyes so that they cannot see and their hearts so that they cannot comprehend. 19 No one [a]recalls, nor is there (C)knowledge or understanding to say, “I have burned half of it in the fire and also have baked bread over its coals. I roast meat and eat it. Then [b]I make the rest of it into an (D)abomination, [c]I fall down before a block of wood!”

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  1. Isaiah 44:19 Lit returns to his heart
  2. Isaiah 44:19 Or shall I make?
  3. Isaiah 44:19 Or shall I fall...?

18 They know nothing, they understand(A) nothing;
    their eyes(B) are plastered over so they cannot see,
    and their minds closed so they cannot understand.
19 No one stops to think,
    no one has the knowledge or understanding(C) to say,
“Half of it I used for fuel;(D)
    I even baked bread over its coals,
    I roasted meat and I ate.
Shall I make a detestable(E) thing from what is left?
    Shall I bow down to a block of wood?”(F)

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20 (A)Gather yourselves and come;
Draw near together, you fugitives of the nations;
(B)They have no knowledge,
Who (C)carry about [a]their wooden idol
And (D)pray to a god who cannot save.

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  1. Isaiah 45:20 Lit the wood of their graven image

20 “Gather together(A) and come;
    assemble, you fugitives from the nations.
Ignorant(B) are those who carry(C) about idols of wood,
    who pray to gods that cannot save.(D)

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