Does God pervert justice?(A)
    Does the Almighty pervert what is right?(B)

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Does it please you to oppress me,(A)
    to spurn the work of your hands,(B)
    while you smile on the plans of the wicked?(C)

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Who can bring what is pure(A) from the impure?(B)
    No one!(C)

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14 “What are mortals, that they could be pure,
    or those born of woman,(A) that they could be righteous?(B)

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14 Yet they say to God, ‘Leave us alone!(A)
    We have no desire to know your ways.(B)

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How then can a mortal be righteous before God?
    How can one born of woman be pure?(A)

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15 Did not he who made me in the womb make them?(A)
    Did not the same one form us both within our mothers?(B)

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22 for if I were skilled in flattery,
    my Maker(A) would soon take me away.(B)

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10 But no one says, ‘Where is God my Maker,(A)
    who gives songs(B) in the night,(C)

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I get my knowledge from afar;(A)
    I will ascribe justice to my Maker.(B)

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13 “The godless in heart(A) harbor resentment;(B)
    even when he fetters them, they do not cry for help.(C)

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23 The Almighty is beyond our reach and exalted in power;(A)
    in his justice(B) and great righteousness, he does not oppress.(C)

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19 It ranks first among the works of God,(A)
    yet its Maker(B) can approach it with his sword.(C)

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26 to the pure(A) you show yourself pure,
    but to the devious you show yourself shrewd.(B)

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Surely I was sinful(A) at birth,(B)
    sinful from the time my mother conceived me.

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י Yodh

73 Your hands made me(A) and formed me;
    give me understanding to learn your commands.

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Who can say, “I have kept my heart pure;(A)
    I am clean and without sin”?(B)

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20 Indeed, there is no one on earth who is righteous,(A)
    no one who does what is right and never sins.(B)

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13 that you forget(A) the Lord your Maker,(B)
    who stretches out the heavens(C)
    and who lays the foundations of the earth,
that you live in constant terror(D) every day
    because of the wrath of the oppressor,
    who is bent on destruction?
For where is the wrath of the oppressor?(E)

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Breaking Covenant Through Divorce

10 Do we not all have one Father[a]?(A) Did not one God create us?(B) Why do we profane the covenant(C) of our ancestors by being unfaithful(D) to one another?

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Footnotes

  1. Malachi 2:10 Or father
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24 “The God who made the world and everything in it(A) is the Lord of heaven and earth(B) and does not live in temples built by human hands.(C)

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