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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28 Therefore say to them, ‘This is the nation that has not obeyed the Lord its God or responded to correction.(A) Truth(B) has perished; it has vanished from their lips.

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28 But thou shalt say unto them, This is a nation that obeyeth not the voice of the Lord their God, nor receiveth correction: truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth.

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20 I will betroth you in[a] faithfulness,
    and you will acknowledge(A) the Lord.(B)

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  1. Hosea 2:20 Or with
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20 I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the Lord.

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