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The city that once was faithful is behaving like a whore! At one time it was filled with righteous people, but now only murderers remain.
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How is the faithful city, that was full of judgment, become a harlot? justice dwelt in it, but now murderers.
Isaiah 48:2 For they are called of the holy city, and are established upon the God of Israel: the Lord of hosts is his name.
Nehemiah 11:1 And the princes of the people dwelt at Jerusalem: but the rest of the people cast lots, to take one part in ten to dwell in Jerusalem the holy city, and nine parts in the other cities.
Psalm 46:4 The stream of the river maketh the city of God joyful: the most High hath sanctified his own tabernacle.
Psalm 48:1,8 A psalm of a canticle, for the sons of Core, on the second day of the week.  Great is the Lord, and exceedingly to be praised in the city of our God, in his holy mountain. . . .
Hosea 11:12 Ephraim hath compassed me about with denials, and the house of Israel with deceit: but Juda went down as a witness with God, and is faithful with the saints.
Zechariah 8:3 Thus saith the Lord of hosts: I am returned to Sion, and I will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called The city of truth, and the mountain of the Lord of hosts, The sanctified mountain.
Hebrews 12:22 But you are come to mount Sion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to the company of many thousands of angels,
Jeremiah 2:20,21 Of old time thou hast broken my yoke, thou hast burst my bands, and thou saidst: I will not serve. For on every high hill, and under every green tree thou didst prostitute thyself. . . .
Jeremiah 3:1 It is commonly said: If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and marry another man, shall he return to her any more? shall not that woman be polluted, and defiled? but thou hast prostituted thyself to many lovers: nevertheless return to me, saith the Lord, and I will receive thee.
Lamentations 1:8,9 Heth. Jerusalem hath grievously sinned, therefore is she become unstable; all that honoured her, have despised her, because they have seen her shame; but she sighed, and turned backward. . . .
Ezekiel 16:1 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:
Ezekiel 22:1 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:
Ezekiel 23:1 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:
Luke 13:34 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killest the prophets; and stonest them that are sent to thee, how often would I have gathered thy children as the bird doth her brood under her wings, and thou wouldest not?
Revelation 11:2,8 But the court which is without the temple, cast out and measure it not: because it is given unto the Gentiles. And the holy city they shall tread under foot, two and forty months: . . .
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Isaiah 5:7 For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel: and the man of Juda, his pleasant plant: and I looked that he should do judgment, and behold iniquity: and do justice, and behold a cry.
2 Samuel 8:15 And David reigned over all Israel: and David did judgment and justice to all his people.
2 Chronicles 19:9 And he charged them, saying, Thus shall you do in the fear of the Lord faithfully, and with a perfect heart.
Ezekiel 22:3-7 And thou shalt shew her all her abominations, and shalt say: Thus saith the Lord God: This is the city that sheddeth blood in the midst of her, that her time may come: and that hath made idols against herself, to defile herself. . . .
Micah 3:2,3 And I said: Hear, O ye princes of Jacob, and ye chiefs of the house of Israel: Is it not your part to know judgment, . . .
Zephaniah 3:1-3 Woe to the provoking and redeemed city, the dove. . . .
Acts 7:52 Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? And they have slain them who foretold of the coming of the Just One: of whom you have been now the betrayers and murderers.
ContextThe Corruption of Zion
21How is the faithful city, that was full of judgment, become a harlot? justice dwelt in it, but now murderers.22Thy silver is turned into dross: thy wine is mingled with water.…
And there came one of the seven angels who had the seven vials and spoke with me, saying: Come, I will shew thee the condemnation of the great harlot, who sitteth upon many waters:
Thy silver is turned into dross: thy wine is mingled with water.
But draw near hither, you sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer, and of the harlot.
For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity: your lips have spoken lies, and your tongue uttereth iniquity.
And judgment is turned away backward, and justice hath stood far off: because truth hath fallen down in the street, and equity could not come in.
And truth hath been forgotten: and he that departed from evil, lay open to be a prey: and the Lord saw, and it appeared evil in his eyes, because there is no judgment.
Of old time thou hast broken my yoke, thou hast burst my bands, and thou saidst: I will not serve. For on every high hill, and under every green tree thou didst prostitute thyself.
For their mother hath committed fornication, she that conceived them is covered with shame: for she said: I will go after my lovers, that give me my bread, and my water, my wool, and my flax, my oil, and my drink.
Therefore the law is torn in pieces, and judgment cometh not to the end: because the wicked prevaileth against the just, therefore wrong judgment goeth forth.
Additional TranslationsSee how the faithful city has become a harlot! She once was full of justice; righteousness resided within her, but now only murderers!How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.
How is the faithful city become a harlot! she that was full of justice! righteousness lodged in her, but now murderers.
How has the faithful city Sion, once full of judgment, become a harlot! wherein righteousness lodged, but now murderers.
How is the faithful city become a harlot! It was full of judgment; righteousness used to lodge in it, but now murderers.
How is the faithful city become an harlot! she that was full of judgment! righteousness lodged in her, but now murderers.
How is the faithful city become a harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.
How the faithful city has become a prostitute! She was full of justice; righteousness lodged in her, but now murderers.
How hath a faithful city become a harlot? I have filled it with judgment, Righteousness lodgeth in it -- now murderers.
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