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Jeremiah 9
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9Oh, that my head were a spring of water and my eyes a fountain of tears! I would weep day and night for the slain of my people.H5414H7218H4325H5869H4726H1832H1058H3119H3915H2491H1323H5971 2Oh, that I had in the desert a lodging place for travelers, so that I might leave my people and go away from them; for they are all adulterers, a crowd of unfaithful people.H5414H4057H4411H732H5800H5971H3212H5003H6116H898 3"They make ready their tongue like a bow, to shoot lies; it is not by truth that they triumph in the land. They go from one sin to another; they do not acknowledge me," declares the LORD.H1869H3956H7198H8267H1396H530H776H3318H7451H7451H3045H5002H3068 4"Beware of your friends; do not trust any of your people. For every one of them is a deceiver, and every friend a slanderer.H8104H376H7453H982H251H251H6117H6117H7453H1980H7400 5Friend deceives friend, and no one speaks the truth. They have taught their tongues to lie; they weary themselves with sinning.H2048H376H7453H1696H571H3925H3956H1696H8267H3811H5753 6You live in the midst of deception; in their deceit they refuse to acknowledge me," declares the LORD.H3427H8432H4820H4820H3985H3045H5002H3068 7Therefore this is what the LORD Almighty says: "See, I will refine and test them, for what else can I do because of the sin of my people?H559H3068H6635H6884H974H6213H6440H1323H5971 8Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaks deceitfully. With their mouths they all speak cordially to their neighbors, but in their hearts they set traps for them.H3956H2671H7819H1696H4820H1696H7965H7453H6310H7130H7760H696 9Should I not punish them for this?" declares the LORD. "Should I not avenge myself on such a nation as this?"H6485H5002H3068H5315H5358H1471 10I will weep and wail for the mountains and take up a lament concerning the wilderness grasslands. They are desolate and untraveled, and the lowing of cattle is not heard. The birds have all fled and the animals are gone.H2022H5375H1065H5092H4999H4057H7015H3341H376H5674H8085H6963H4735H5775H8064H929H5074H1980 11"I will make Jerusalem a heap of ruins, a haunt of jackals; and I will lay waste the towns of Judah so no one can live there."H5414H3389H1530H4583H8577H5414H5892H3063H8077H3427 12Who is wise enough to understand this? Who has been instructed by the LORD and can explain it? Why has the land been ruined and laid waste like a desert that no one can cross?H2450H376H995H6310H3068H1696H5046H776H6H3341H4057H5674 13The LORD said, "It is because they have forsaken my law, which I set before them; they have not obeyed me or followed my law.H3068H559H5800H8451H5414H6440H8085H6963H1980 14Instead, they have followed the stubbornness of their hearts; they have followed the Baals, as their ancestors taught them."H3212H310H8307H3820H310H1168H1H3925 15Therefore, this is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: "See, I will make this people eat bitter food and drink poisoned water.H559H3068H6635H430H3478H398H5971H3939H4325H7219H8248 16I will scatter them among nations that neither they nor their ancestors have known, and I will pursue them with the sword until I have made an end of them."H6327H1471H1H3045H7971H2719H310H3615 17This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Consider now! Call for the wailing women to come; send for the most skillful of them.H559H3068H6635H995H7121H6969H935H7971H2450H935 18Let them come quickly and wail over us till our eyes overflow with tears and water streams from our eyelids.H4116H5375H5092H5869H3381H1832H6079H5140H4325 19The sound of wailing is heard from Zion: 'How ruined we are! How great is our shame! We must leave our land because our houses are in ruins.' "H6963H5092H8085H6726H7703H3966H954H5800H776H4908H7993 20Now, you women, hear the word of the LORD; open your ears to the words of his mouth. Teach your daughters how to wail; teach one another a lament.H8085H1697H3068H802H241H3947H1697H6310H3925H1323H5092H802H7468H7015 21Death has climbed in through our windows and has entered our fortresses; it has removed the children from the streets and the youths from the public squares.H4194H5927H2474H935H759H3772H5768H2351H970H7339 22Say, "This is what the LORD declares: " 'Dead bodies will lie like dung on the open field, like cut grain behind the reaper, with no one to gather them.' "H1696H5002H3068H5038H120H5307H1828H6440H7704H5995H310H7114H622 23This is what the LORD says: "Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches,H559H3068H2450H1984H2451H1368H1984H1369H6223H1984H6239 24but let those who boast boast about this: that they understand and know me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight," declares the LORD.H1984H1984H7919H3045H3068H6213H2617H4941H6666H776H2654H5002H3068 25"The days are coming," declares the LORD, "when I will punish all who are circumcised only in the flesh—H3117H935H5002H3068H6485H4135H6190 26Egypt, Judah, Edom, Ammon, Moab and all who live in the wilderness in distant places. For all these nations are really uncircumcised, and even the whole house of Israel is uncircumcised in heart."H4714H3063H123H1121H5983H4124H7112H6285H3427H4057H1471H6189H1004H3478H6189H3820


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