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Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer;

you shall cry for help, and he will say, Here I am.

 

If you remove the yoke from among you,

the pointing of the finger, the speaking of evil,


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9. Then … call … answer—when sin is renounced (Isa 65:24). When the Lord's call is not hearkened to, He will not hear our "call" (Ps 66:18; Pr 1:24, 28; 15:29; 28:9).

putting forth of … finger—the finger of scorn pointed at simple-minded godly men. The middle finger was so used by the Romans.

speaking vanity—every injurious speech [Lowth].




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