They seek Me day after day
and delight to know My ways,
like a nation that does what is right
and does not abandon the justice of their God.
They ask Me for righteous judgments;
they delight in the nearness of God.”(A)

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31 So My people come to you in crowds,[a] sit in front of you, and hear your words, but they don’t obey them. Although they express love with their mouths, their hearts pursue dishonest profit. 32 Yes, to them you are like a singer of love songs who has a beautiful voice and plays skillfully on an instrument. They hear your words, but they don’t obey them.

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  1. Ezekiel 33:31 Lit you like the coming of a people

20 because Herod was in awe(A) of[a] John and was protecting him, knowing he was a righteous(B) and holy(C) man. When Herod heard him he would be very disturbed,[b](D) yet would hear him gladly.(E)

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  1. Mark 6:20 Or Herod feared
  2. Mark 6:20 Other mss read When he heard him, he did many things

35 John[a](A) was a burning and shining lamp,(B) and for a time you were willing to enjoy his light.(C)

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  1. John 5:35 Lit That man

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