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Jeremiah 5
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Jerusalem Refused to Repent

5Run to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, look and take note! Search her squares to see if you can find a man, one who does justice and seeks truth, that I may pardon her.H7751H2351H3389H7200H3045H1245H7339H4672H376H3426H6213H4941H1245H530H5545 2Though they say, "As the LORD lives," yet they swear falsely.H559H3068H2416H7650H8267 3O LORD, do not your eyes look for truth? You have struck them down, but they felt no anguish; you have consumed them, but they refused to take correction. They have made their faces harder than rock; they have refused to repent.H3068H5869H530H5221H2342H3615H3985H3947H4148H6440H2388H5553H3985H7725 4Then I said, "These are only the poor; they have no sense; for they do not know the way of the LORD, the justice of their God.H559H1800H2973H3045H1870H3068H4941H430 5I will go to the great and will speak to them, for they know the way of the LORD, the justice of their God." But they all alike had broken the yoke; they had burst the bonds.H3212H1419H1696H3045H1870H3068H4941H430H3162H7665H5923H5423H4147 6Therefore a lion from the forest shall strike them down; a wolf from the desert shall devastate them. A leopard is watching their cities; everyone who goes out of them shall be torn in pieces, because their transgressions are many, their apostasies are great.H738H3293H5221H2061H6160H7703H5246H8245H5892H3318H2007H2963H6588H7231H4878H6105 7"How can I pardon you? Your children have forsaken me and have sworn by those who are no gods. When I fed them to the full, they committed adultery and trooped to the houses of whores.H335H5545H2063H1121H5800H7650H3808H430H7650H5003H1413H2181H1004 8They were well-fed, lusty stallions, each neighing for his neighbor's wife.H2109H5483H7904H376H6670H7453H802 9Shall I not punish them for these things? declares the LORD; and shall I not avenge myself on a nation such as this?H6485H5002H3068H5315H5358H1471 10"Go up through her vine rows and destroy, but make not a full end; strip away her branches, for they are not the LORD's.H5927H8284H7843H6213H3617H5493H5189H3068 11For the house of Israel and the house of Judah have been utterly treacherous to me, declares the LORD.H1004H3478H1004H3063H898H898H5002H3068 12They have spoken falsely of the LORD and have said, 'He will do nothing; no disaster will come upon us, nor shall we see sword or famine.H3584H3068H559H7451H935H7200H2719H7458 13The prophets will become wind; the word is not in them. Thus shall it be done to them!'"H5030H7307H1696H6213

The Lord Proclaims Judgment

14Therefore thus says the LORD, the God of hosts: "Because you have spoken this word, behold, I am making my words in your mouth a fire, and this people wood, and the fire shall consume them.H559H3068H430H6635H1696H1697H5414H1697H6310H784H5971H6086H398 15Behold, I am bringing against you a nation from afar, O house of Israel, declares the LORD. It is an enduring nation; it is an ancient nation, a nation whose language you do not know, nor can you understand what they say.H935H1471H4801H1004H3478H5002H3068H386H1471H5769H1471H1471H3956H3045H8085H1696 16Their quiver is like an open tomb; they are all mighty warriors.H827H6605H6913H1368 17They shall eat up your harvest and your food; they shall eat up your sons and your daughters; they shall eat up your flocks and your herds; they shall eat up your vines and your fig trees; your fortified cities in which you trust they shall beat down with the sword."H398H7105H3899H1121H1323H398H398H6629H1241H398H1612H8384H7567H4013H5892H2007H982H2719 18"But even in those days, declares the LORD, I will not make a full end of you.H3117H5002H3068H6213H3617 19And when your people say, 'Why has the LORD our God done all these things to us?' you shall say to them, 'As you have forsaken me and served foreign gods in your land, so you shall serve foreigners in a land that is not yours.'"H559H8478H4100H6213H3068H430H559H5800H5647H5236H430H776H5647H2114H776 20Declare this in the house of Jacob; proclaim it in Judah:H5046H1004H3290H8085H3063H559 21"Hear this, O foolish and senseless people, who have eyes, but see not, who have ears, but hear not.H8085H5530H5971H3820H5869H7200H241H8085 22Do you not fear me? declares the LORD. Do you not tremble before me? I placed the sand as the boundary for the sea, a perpetual barrier that it cannot pass; though the waves toss, they cannot prevail; though they roar, they cannot pass over it.H3372H5002H3068H2342H6440H7760H2344H1366H3220H5769H2706H5674H1530H1607H3201H1993H5674 23But this people has a stubborn and rebellious heart; they have turned aside and gone away.H5971H5637H4784H3820H5493H3212 24They do not say in their hearts, 'Let us fear the LORD our God, who gives the rain in its season, the autumn rain and the spring rain, and keeps for us the weeks appointed for the harvest.'H559H3824H3372H3068H430H5414H1653H3138H4456H6256H8104H2708H7620H7105 25Your iniquities have turned these away, and your sins have kept good from you.H5771H5186H2403H4513H2896 26For wicked men are found among my people; they lurk like fowlers lying in wait. They set a trap; they catch men.H5971H4672H7563H7789H7918H3353H5324H4889H3920H582 27Like a cage full of birds, their houses are full of deceit; therefore they have become great and rich;H3619H4392H5775H1004H4392H4820H1431H6238 28they have grown fat and sleek. They know no bounds in deeds of evil; they judge not with justice the cause of the fatherless, to make it prosper, and they do not defend the rights of the needy.H8080H6245H5674H1697H7451H1777H1779H3490H6743H4941H34H8199 29Shall I not punish them for these things? declares the LORD, and shall I not avenge myself on a nation such as this?"H6485H5002H3068H5315H5358H1471 30An appalling and horrible thing has happened in the land:H8047H8186H1961H776 31the prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule at their direction; my people love to have it so, but what will you do when the end comes?H5030H5012H8267H3548H7287H3027H5971H157H6213H319


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