55 But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then it shall come about that those whom you let remain of them will becomeas pricks in your eyes and as thorns in your sides, and they will trouble you in the land in which you live.
13 know with certainty that the Lord your God will not continue to [a]drive these nations out from before you; but they will be a snare and a trap to you, and a whip on your sides and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from off this good land which the Lord your God has given you.
13 “Instead of the thorn bush the cypress will come up, And instead of the nettle the myrtle will come up, And [a]it will be a [b]memorial to the Lord, For an everlasting sign which will not be cut off.”
6 And you, son of man, neither fear them nor fear their words, though thistles and thorns are with you and you sit on scorpions; neither fear their words nor be dismayed at their presence, for they are a rebellious house.
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