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Jeremiah 4:12-22 (New International Version)

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12 a wind1 too strong for that comes from me.a Now I pronounce my judgments2 against them." 13 Look! He advances like the clouds,3 his chariots4 come like a whirlwind,5 his horses6 are swifter than eagles.7 Woe to us! We are ruined!8 14 O Jerusalem, wash9 the evil from your heart and be saved.10 How long11 will you harbor wicked thoughts? 15 A voice is announcing from Dan,12 proclaiming disaster from the hills of Ephraim.13 16 "Tell this to the nations, proclaim it to Jerusalem: 'A besieging army is coming from a distant land,14 raising a war cry15 against the cities of Judah.16 17 They surround17 her like men guarding a field, because she has rebelled18 against me,' " declares the LORD. 18 "Your own conduct and actions19 have brought this upon you.20 This is your punishment. How bitter21 it is! How it pierces to the heart!" 19 Oh, my anguish, my anguish!22 I writhe in pain.23 Oh, the agony of my heart! My heart pounds24 within me, I cannot keep silent.25 For I have heard the sound of the trumpet;26 I have heard the battle cry.27 20 Disaster follows disaster;28 the whole land lies in ruins.29 In an instant my tents30 are destroyed, my shelter in a moment. 21 How long must I see the battle standard31 and hear the sound of the trumpet?32 22 "My people are fools;33 they do not know me.34 They are senseless children; they have no understanding.35 They are skilled in doing evil;36 they know not how to do good."37
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