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Jeremiah 5
New King James Version

The Justice of God’s Judgment

5"Run to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem; See now and know; And seek in her open places If you can find a man, If there is anyone who executes judgment, Who seeks the truth, And I will pardon her.H7751H2351H3389H7200H3045H1245H7339H4672H376H3426H6213H4941H1245H530H5545 2Though they say, 'As the LORD lives,' Surely they swear falsely."H559H3068H2416H7650H8267 3O LORD, are not Your eyes on the truth? You have stricken them, But they have not grieved; You have consumed them, But they have refused to receive correction. They have made their faces harder than rock; They have refused to return.H3068H5869H530H5221H2342H3615H3985H3947H4148H6440H2388H5553H3985H7725 4Therefore I said, "Surely these are poor. They are foolish; For they do not know the way of the LORD, The judgment of their God.H559H1800H2973H3045H1870H3068H4941H430 5I will go to the great men and speak to them, For they have known the way of the LORD, The judgment of their God." But these have altogether broken the yoke And burst the bonds.H3212H1419H1696H3045H1870H3068H4941H430H3162H7665H5923H5423H4147 6Therefore a lion from the forest shall slay them, A wolf of the deserts shall destroy them; A leopard will watch over their cities. Everyone who goes out from there shall be torn in pieces, Because their transgressions are many; Their backslidings have increased.H738H3293H5221H2061H6160H7703H5246H8245H5892H3318H2007H2963H6588H7231H4878H6105 7"How shall I pardon you for this? Your children have forsaken Me And sworn by those that are not gods. When I had fed them to the full, Then they committed adultery And assembled themselves by troops in the harlots' houses.H335H5545H2063H1121H5800H7650H3808H430H7650H5003H1413H2181H1004 8They were like well-fed lusty stallions; Every one neighed after his neighbor's wife.H2109H5483H7904H376H6670H7453H802 9Shall I not punish them for these things?" says the LORD. "And shall I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?H6485H5002H3068H5315H5358H1471 10"Go up on her walls and destroy, But do not make a complete end. Take away her branches, For they are not the LORD'S.H5927H8284H7843H6213H3617H5493H5189H3068 11For the house of Israel and the house of Judah Have dealt very treacherously with Me," says the LORD.H1004H3478H1004H3063H898H898H5002H3068 12They have lied about the LORD, And said, "It is not He. Neither will evil come upon us, Nor shall we see sword or famine.H3584H3068H559H7451H935H7200H2719H7458 13And the prophets become wind, For the word is not in them. Thus shall it be done to them."H5030H7307H1696H6213 14Therefore thus says the LORD God of hosts: "Because you speak this word, Behold, I will make My words in your mouth fire, And this people wood, And it shall devour them.H559H3068H430H6635H1696H1697H5414H1697H6310H784H5971H6086H398 15Behold, I will bring a nation against you from afar, O house of Israel," says the LORD. "It is a mighty 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 men.H827H6605H6913H1368 17And they shall eat up your harvest and your bread, Which your sons and daughters should eat. They shall eat up your flocks and your herds; They shall eat up your vines and your fig trees; They shall destroy your fortified cities, In which you trust, with the sword.H398H7105H3899H1121H1323H398H398H6629H1241H398H1612H8384H7567H4013H5892H2007H982H2719 18"Nevertheless in those days," says the LORD, "I will not make a complete end of you.H3117H5002H3068H6213H3617 19"And it will be when you say, 'Why does the LORD our God do all these things to us?' then you shall answer them, 'Just as you have forsaken Me and served foreign gods in your land, so you shall serve aliens in a land that is not yours.'H559H8478H4100H6213H3068H430H559H5800H5647H5236H430H776H5647H2114H776 20"Declare this in the house of Jacob And proclaim it in Judah, saying,H5046H1004H3290H8085H3063H559 21'Hear this now, O foolish people, Without understanding, Who have eyes and see not, And who have ears and hear not:H8085H5530H5971H3820H5869H7200H241H8085 22Do you not fear Me?' says the LORD. 'Will you not tremble at My presence, Who have placed the sand as the bound of the sea, By a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass beyond it? And though its waves toss to and fro, Yet they cannot prevail; Though they roar, yet they cannot pass over it.H3372H5002H3068H2342H6440H7760H2344H1366H3220H5769H2706H5674H1530H1607H3201H1993H5674 23But this people has a defiant and rebellious heart; They have revolted and departed.H5971H5637H4784H3820H5493H3212 24They do not say in their heart, "Let us now fear the LORD our God, Who gives rain, both the former and the latter, in its season. He reserves for us the appointed weeks of the harvest."H559H3824H3372H3068H430H5414H1653H3138H4456H6256H8104H2708H7620H7105 25Your iniquities have turned these things away, And your sins have withheld good from you.H5771H5186H2403H4513H2896 26'For among My people are found wicked men; They lie in wait as one who sets snares; They set a trap; They catch men.H5971H4672H7563H7789H7918H3353H5324H4889H3920H582 27As a cage is full of birds, So their houses are full of deceit. Therefore they have become great and grown rich.H3619H4392H5775H1004H4392H4820H1431H6238 28They have grown fat, they are sleek; Yes, they surpass the deeds of the wicked; They do not plead the cause, The cause of the fatherless; Yet they prosper, And the right of the needy they do not defend.H8080H6245H5674H1697H7451H1777H1779H3490H6743H4941H34H8199 29Shall I not punish them for these things?' says the LORD. 'Shall I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?'H6485H5002H3068H5315H5358H1471 30"An astonishing and horrible thing Has been committed in the land:H8047H8186H1961H776 31The prophets prophesy falsely, And the priests rule by their own power; And My people love to have it so. But what will you do in the end?H5030H5012H8267H3548H7287H3027H5971H157H6213H319


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