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12     On that day, I will personally search and illumine every dark corner of Jerusalem.
        I will wipe out everyone who has numbed his senses with the dregs of his own wine
    And says, “The Eternal will do nothing in our lives,
        neither helping us nor hurting us.”
13     But they are wrong. Everything they value will be taken away.
        Their houses will be destroyed.
    They will build new houses and never have a chance to move in.
        They will plant vineyards and never enjoy a sip of their own wine.

14 I’m warning you, this day of judgment is right around the corner.
    The great and terrible day of the Eternal One is coming on you very quickly.
Listen, here it comes, the day of the Eternal One, and it will be very bitter!
    Even your strongest and bravest will break down and cry out.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. 1:14 Meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.

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