The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
ISA 9:9 And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitant
of Samaria, that say in the pride and stoutness of heart,
ISA 9:10 The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn
stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.
ISA 9:11 Therefore the LORD shall set up the adversaries of Rezin
against him, and join his enemies together;
ISA 9:12 The Syrians before, and the Philistines behind; and they shall
devour Israel with open mouth. For all this his anger is not turned
away, but his hand is stretched out still.
ISA 9:13 For the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them, neither
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