21 The lips of the righteous nourish many,
    but fools die for lack of sense.(A)

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21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

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The ox knows(A) its master,
    the donkey its owner’s manger,(B)
but Israel does not know,(C)
    my people do not understand.(D)

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The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.

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13 I will punish her for the days
    she burned incense(A) to the Baals;(B)
she decked herself with rings and jewelry,(C)
    and went after her lovers,(D)
    but me she forgot,(E)
declares the Lord.(F)

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13 And I will visit upon her the days of Baalim, wherein she burned incense to them, and she decked herself with her earrings and her jewels, and she went after her lovers, and forgat me, saith the Lord.

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“For the lips of a priest(A) ought to preserve knowledge, because he is the messenger(B) of the Lord Almighty and people seek instruction from his mouth.(C) But you have turned from the way(D) and by your teaching have caused many to stumble;(E) you have violated the covenant(F) with Levi,”(G) says the Lord Almighty.

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For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts.

But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to stumble at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith the Lord of hosts.

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