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stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he
will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.
And the LORD answered me, and said,
Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth
For the vision is
yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though
it tarry, wait for it; because
it will surely come, it will not tarry.
Behold, his soul which is lifted
up is not upright in him:
but the just shall live by his faith.
Yea also, because he transgresseth
by wine, he is a proud man, neither keepeth at home, who enlargeth his desire
as hell, and is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him all
nations, and heapeth unto him all people:
Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a
taunting proverb against him, and say, Woe to him that increaseth that which is
not his! how long? and to him that ladeth himself with thick clay!
Shall they not rise up suddenly that
shall bite thee, and awake that shall vex thee, and thou shalt be for booties
hast spoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people shall spoil thee;
because of men's blood, and for the violence of the land, of the city, and of
all that dwell therein.
Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his
nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil!
Thou hast consulted shame to thy house
by cutting off many people, and hast sinned against thy soul.
For the stone shall cry out of the
wall, and the beam out of the timber shall answer it.
Woe to him that buildeth a town with
blood, and stablisheth a city by iniquity!
Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people
shall labour in the very fire, and the people shall weary themselves for very
For the earth
shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters
cover the sea.
unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and
makest him drunken also, that thou mayest look on their nakedness!
Thou art filled with shame for
glory: drink thou also, and let thy foreskin be uncovered: the cup of the
LORD's right hand shall be turned unto thee, and shameful spewing shall be on
violence of Lebanon shall cover thee, and the spoil of beasts, which made them
afraid, because of men's blood, and for the violence of the land, of the city,
and of all that dwell therein.
What profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hath graven it;
the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his work trusteth
therein, to make dumb idols?
Woe unto him that saith to the wood, Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise,
it shall teach! Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver, and there is no
breath at all in the midst of it.
But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep
silence before him.
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