For I knew how stubborn(A) you were;
    your neck muscles(B) were iron,
    your forehead(C) was bronze.

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Therefore the showers have been withheld,(A)
    and no spring rains(B) have fallen.
Yet you have the brazen(C) look of a prostitute;
    you refuse to blush with shame.(D)

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The people to whom I am sending you are obstinate and stubborn.(A) Say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says.’(B)

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20 Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’[a](A) If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also.(B) If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. 21 They will treat you this way because of my name,(C) for they do not know the one who sent me.(D) 22 If I had not come and spoken to them,(E) they would not be guilty of sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin.(F) 23 Whoever hates me hates my Father as well.

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Footnotes

  1. John 15:20 John 13:16
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