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Jeremiah 9
New King James Version

Disobedience Brings God’s Judgment

9Oh, that my head were waters, And my eyes a fountain of tears, That I might weep day and night For the slain of the daughter of my people!H5414H7218H4325H5869H4726H1832H1058H3119H3915H2491H1323H5971 2Oh, that I had in the wilderness A lodging place for travelers; That I might leave my people, And go from them! For they are all adulterers, An assembly of treacherous men.H5414H4057H4411H732H5800H5971H3212H5003H6116H898 3"And like their bow they have bent their tongues for lies. They are not valiant for the truth on the earth. For they proceed from evil to evil, And they do not know Me," says the LORD.H1869H3956H7198H8267H1396H530H776H3318H7451H7451H3045H5002H3068 4"Everyone take heed to his neighbor, And do not trust any brother; For every brother will utterly supplant, And every neighbor will walk with slanderers.H8104H376H7453H982H251H251H6117H6117H7453H1980H7400 5Everyone will deceive his neighbor, And will not speak the truth; They have taught their tongue to speak lies; They weary themselves to commit iniquity.H2048H376H7453H1696H571H3925H3956H1696H8267H3811H5753 6Your dwelling place is in the midst of deceit; Through deceit they refuse to know Me," says the LORD.H3427H8432H4820H4820H3985H3045H5002H3068 7Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts: "Behold, I will refine them and try them; For how shall I deal with the daughter of My people?H559H3068H6635H6884H974H6213H6440H1323H5971 8Their tongue is an arrow shot out; It speaks deceit; One speaks peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, But in his heart he lies in wait.H3956H2671H7819H1696H4820H1696H7965H7453H6310H7130H7760H696 9Shall I not punish them for these things?" says the LORD. "Shall I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?"H6485H5002H3068H5315H5358H1471 10I will take up a weeping and wailing for the mountains, And for the dwelling places of the wilderness a lamentation, Because they are burned up, So that no one can pass through; Nor can men hear the voice of the cattle. Both the birds of the heavens and the beasts have fled; They are gone.H2022H5375H1065H5092H4999H4057H7015H3341H376H5674H8085H6963H4735H5775H8064H929H5074H1980 11"I will make Jerusalem a heap of ruins, a den of jackals. I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant."H5414H3389H1530H4583H8577H5414H5892H3063H8077H3427 12Who is the wise man who may understand this? And who is he to whom the mouth of the LORD has spoken, that he may declare it? Why does the land perish and burn up like a wilderness, so that no one can pass through?H2450H376H995H6310H3068H1696H5046H776H6H3341H4057H5674 13And the LORD said, "Because they have forsaken My law which I set before them, and have not obeyed My voice, nor walked according to it,H3068H559H5800H8451H5414H6440H8085H6963H1980 14"but they have walked according to the dictates of their own hearts and after the Baals, which their fathers taught them,"H3212H310H8307H3820H310H1168H1H3925 15therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: "Behold, I will feed them, this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink.H559H3068H6635H430H3478H398H5971H3939H4325H7219H8248 16"I will scatter them also among the Gentiles, whom neither they nor their fathers have known. And I will send a sword after them until I have consumed them."H6327H1471H1H3045H7971H2719H310H3615

The People Mourn in Judgment

17Thus says the LORD of hosts: "Consider and call for the mourning women, That they may come; And send for skillful wailing women, That they may come.H559H3068H6635H995H7121H6969H935H7971H2450H935 18Let them make haste And take up a wailing for us, That our eyes may run with tears, And our eyelids gush with water.H4116H5375H5092H5869H3381H1832H6079H5140H4325 19For a voice of wailing is heard from Zion: 'How we are plundered! We are greatly ashamed, Because we have forsaken the land, Because we have been cast out of our dwellings.'"H6963H5092H8085H6726H7703H3966H954H5800H776H4908H7993 20Yet hear the word of the LORD, O women, And let your ear receive the word of His mouth; Teach your daughters wailing, And everyone her neighbor a lamentation.H8085H1697H3068H802H241H3947H1697H6310H3925H1323H5092H802H7468H7015 21For death has come through our windows, Has entered our palaces, To kill off the children—no longer to be outside! And the young men—no longer on the streets!H4194H5927H2474H935H759H3772H5768H2351H970H7339 22Speak, "Thus says the LORD: 'Even the carcasses of men shall fall as refuse on the open field, Like cuttings after the harvester, And no one shall gather them.'"H1696H5002H3068H5038H120H5307H1828H6440H7704H5995H310H7114H622 23Thus says the LORD: "Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, Let not the mighty man glory in his might, Nor let the rich man glory in his riches;H559H3068H2450H1984H2451H1368H1984H1369H6223H1984H6239 24But let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me, That I am the LORD, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight," says the LORD.H1984H1984H7919H3045H3068H6213H2617H4941H6666H776H2654H5002H3068 25"Behold, the days are coming," says the LORD, "that I will punish all who are circumcised with the uncircumcised—H3117H935H5002H3068H6485H4135H6190 26"Egypt, Judah, Edom, the people of Ammon, Moab, and all who are in the farthest corners, who dwell in the wilderness. For all these nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in the heart."H4714H3063H123H1121H5983H4124H7112H6285H3427H4057H1471H6189H1004H3478H6189H3820


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