Proverbs 1:24; Jeremiah 7:27; Isaiah 50:2; Isaiah 65:12

24  eBecause I have called and fyou refused to listen,

have gstretched out my hand and no one has heeded,

27 cSo you shall speak all these words to them, but they will not listen to you. dYou shall call to them, but they will not answer you.

kWhy, when I came, was there no man;

why, when I called, was there no one to answer?

lIs my hand shortened, that it cannot redeem?

Or have I no power to deliver?

mBehold, by my rebuke nI dry up the sea,

oI make the rivers a desert;

ptheir fish stink for lack of water

and die of thirst.

12  I will destine you to the sword,

and all of you shall bow down to the slaughter,

abecause, when I called, you did not answer;

when I spoke, you did not listen,

bbut you did what was evil in my eyes

and chose what I did not delight in.