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Ode 5 in the LXX Book of Odes, and in the canon at Byzantine Orthros/Matins, starts at Isaiah 26:9. Why does it skip the first nine verses which open with the introduction making it clear the whole chapter is a song? (‘In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah: We have a strong city (etc.)’) And why are the last two/three verses of the chapter not sung?

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