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Chapter 9 7
Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts: “Behold, I will refine them and test them, for what else can I do, because of my people? 8
Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaks deceitfully; with his mouth each speaks peace to his neighbor, but in his heart he plans an ambush for him. 9
Shall I not punish them for these things? declares the LORD, and shall I not avenge myself on a nation such as this?