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The Lord tests the righteous and the wicked,
    hates those who love violence,
And rains upon the wicked
    fiery coals and brimstone,
    a scorching wind their allotted cup.[a](A)
The Lord is just and loves just deeds;
    the upright will see his face.

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Footnotes

  1. 11:6 Their allotted cup: the cup that God gives people to drink is a common figure for their destiny, cf. Ps 16:5; 75:9; Mt 20:22; 26:39; Rev 14:10.

The Lord examines the righteous,(A)
    but the wicked, those who love violence,
    he hates with a passion.(B)
On the wicked he will rain
    fiery coals and burning sulfur;(C)
    a scorching wind(D) will be their lot.

For the Lord is righteous,(E)
    he loves justice;(F)
    the upright(G) will see his face.(H)

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