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15 Why (A)do you cry about your affliction?
Your sorrow is incurable.
Because of the multitude of your iniquities,
Because your sins have increased,
I have done these things to you.

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15 Why do you cry out over your wound,
    your pain that has no cure?(A)
Because of your great guilt and many sins
    I have done these things to you.(B)

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(A)I will bear the indignation of the Lord,
Because I have sinned against Him,
Until He pleads my (B)case
And executes justice for me.
He will bring me forth to the light;
I will see His righteousness.

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Because I have sinned against him,
    I will bear the Lord’s wrath,(A)
until he pleads my case(B)
    and upholds my cause.
He will bring me out into the light;(C)
    I will see his righteousness.(D)

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And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons:

(A)“My son, do not despise the [a]chastening of the Lord,
Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him;

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 12:5 discipline

And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says,

“My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline,
    and do not lose heart(A) when he rebukes you,

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For (A)whom the Lord loves He chastens,
And scourges every son whom He receives.”

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because the Lord disciplines the one he loves,(A)
    and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.”[a](B)

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 12:6 Prov. 3:11,12 (see Septuagint)

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