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Jeremiah 16:7-17 (New International Version)

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7 No one will offer food1 to comfort those who mourn2 for the dead--not even for a father or a mother--nor will anyone give them a drink to console3 them. 8 "And do not enter a house where there is feasting and sit down to eat and drink.4 9 For this is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Before your eyes and in your days I will bring an end to the sounds5 of joy and gladness and to the voices of bride6 and bridegroom in this place.7 10 "When you tell these people all this and they ask you, 'Why has the LORD decreed such a great disaster against us? What wrong have we done? What sin have we committed against the LORD our God?'8 11 then say to them, 'It is because your fathers forsook me,' declares the LORD, 'and followed other gods and served and worshiped9 them. They forsook me and did not keep my law.10 12 But you have behaved more wickedly than your fathers.11 See how each of you is following the stubbornness of his evil heart12 instead of obeying me. 13 So I will throw you out of this land13 into a land neither you nor your fathers have known,14 and there you will serve other gods15 day and night, for I will show you no favor.'16 14 "However, the days are coming,"17 declares the LORD, "when men will no longer say, 'As surely as the LORD lives, who brought the Israelites up out of Egypt,'18 15 but they will say, 'As surely as the LORD lives, who brought the Israelites up out of the land of the north19 and out of all the countries where he had banished them.'20 For I will restore21 them to the land I gave their forefathers.22 16 "But now I will send for many fishermen," declares the LORD, "and they will catch them.23 After that I will send for many hunters, and they will hunt24 them down on every mountain and hill and from the crevices of the rocks.25 17 My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden26 from me, nor is their sin concealed from my eyes.27
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