13 The Lord says:

“These people(A) come near to me with their mouth
    and honor me with their lips,(B)
    but their hearts are far from me.(C)
Their worship of me
    is based on merely human rules they have been taught.[a](D)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 29:13 Hebrew; Septuagint They worship me in vain; / their teachings are merely human rules
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You said, ‘I am forever(A)
    the eternal queen!’(B)
But you did not consider these things
    or reflect(C) on what might happen.(D)

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57 The righteous perish,(A)
    and no one takes it to heart;(B)
the devout are taken away,
    and no one understands
that the righteous are taken away
    to be spared from evil.(C)

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11 “Whom have you so dreaded and feared(A)
    that you have not been true to me,
and have neither remembered(B) me
    nor taken this to heart?(C)
Is it not because I have long been silent(D)
    that you do not fear me?

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Foreigners sap his strength,(A)
    but he does not realize it.
His hair is sprinkled with gray,
    but he does not notice.

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