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Jeremiah 5:26-31 (Complete Jewish Bible)

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26 "For among my people there are wicked men, who, like fowlers, lie in wait and set traps to catch their fellow human beings. 27 Their houses are as full of fraud as a cage full of birds. They grow rich and great, 28 sleek and bloated; they excel in acts of wickedness but do not plead on behalf of the orphan, thus enabling his cause to succeed; nor do they judge in favor of the poor. 29 "Should I not punish for this?" asks ADONAI. "Should I not be avenged on a nation like this? 30 A shocking and horrifying thing has happened in the land: 31 The prophets prophesy lies, the cohanim obey the prophets, and my people love it that way. But what will you do at the end of it all?
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