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Jeremiah 8:15-22 (Holman Christian Standard)

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15 We hoped for peace, but there was nothing good; for a time of healing, but there was only terror.a 16 From Dan is heard the snorting of horses. At the sound of the neighing of mighty steeds,b the whole land quakes. They come to devour the land and everything in it, the city and all its residents. 17 Indeed, I am about to send snakes among you, poisonous vipersc that cannot be charmed.d They will bite you. [This is] the Lord's declaration.

Lament over Judah

18 My joy has flown away; grief has settled on me. My heart is sick. 19 Listen-the cry of my deare people from a far away land: Is the Lord no longer in Zion,f her King not in her midst? Why have they provoked Me to anger with their graven images, with their worthless foreign idols?g 20 Harvest has passed, summer has ended, but we have not been saved. 21 I am broken by the brokenness of my dearh people.i I mourn; horror has taken hold of me. 22 Is there no balmj in Gilead? Is there no physician there? So why has the healing of my deark people not come about?
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