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Jeremiah 11:9-19 (Holman Christian Standard)

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9 The Lord said to me, "A conspiracy has been discovered among the men of Judah and the residents of Jerusalem. 10 They have returned to the sins of their ancestorsa who refused to obey My words and have followed other gods to worship them.b The house of Israel and the house of Judah broke My covenant I made with their ancestors. 11 "Therefore, this is what the Lord says: I am about to bring on them disaster that they cannot escape.c They will cry out to Me, but I will not hear them. 12 Then the cities of Judah and the residents of Jerusalem will go and cry out to the gods they have been burning incense to, but they certainly will not save them in their time of disaster.d 13 Your gods are indeed as numerous as your cities, Judah,e and the altars you have set up to Shamefg-altars to burn incense to Baal-as numerous as the streets of Jerusalem. 14 "As for you, do not pray for these people. Do not raise up a cry or a prayer on their behalf,h for I will not be listening when they call out to Me at the time of their disaster. 15 What [right] does My beloved have to be in My house,i having carried out so many evil schemes? Can holy meatjkprevent your disasterl so you can rejoice? 16 The Lord named you a flourishing olive tree,m beautiful with well-formed fruit. He has set fire to it, and its branches are consumedno with a great roaring sound.p 17 "The Lord of Hosts who planted youq has decreed disaster against you, because of the harm the house of Israel and the house of Judah brought on themselves, provoking Me to anger by burning incense to Baal." 18 The Lord informed me, so I knew. Then You helped me to see their deeds, 19 for I was like a dociler lamb led to slaughter.s I didn't know that they had devised plots against me: "Let's destroy the tree with its fruit;t let's cut him off from the land of the livingu so that his name will no longer be remembered."
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