55 “‘But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land, those you allow to remain will become barbs in your eyes and thorns(A) in your sides. They will give you trouble in the land where you will live.

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18 Surely wickedness burns like a fire;(A)
    it consumes briers and thorns,(B)
it sets the forest thickets ablaze,(C)
    so that it rolls upward in a column of smoke.

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The best of them is like a brier,(A)
    the most upright worse than a thorn(B) hedge.
The day God visits you has come,
    the day your watchmen sound the alarm.
    Now is the time of your confusion.(C)

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