Chiastic Structures
The Old Testament
Chiastic Parallels
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16 Wash yourselves clean:
remove your wicked deeds from before my eyes;
cease to do evil.


17 Learn to do good: demand justice,
stand up for the oppressed; plead the cause of the fatherless,
appeal on behalf of the widow.


18 Come now, let us put it to the test,
says Jehovah: though your sins are as scarlet,
they can be made white as snow;


though they have reddened as crimson,
they may become white as wool.


19 If you are willing and obey,
you shall eat the good of the land.


20 But if you are unwilling and disobey,
you shall be eaten by the sword. By his mouth Jehovah has spoken it.