Jeremiah 13:18-27 NIV

18 Say to the king1 and to the queen mother,2 "Come down from your thrones, for your glorious crowns3 will fall from your heads."

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19 The cities in the Negev will be shut up, and there will be no one to open them. All Judah4 will be carried into exile, carried completely away.

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20 Lift up your eyes and see those who are coming from the north.5 Where is the flock6 that was entrusted to you, the sheep of which you boasted?

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21 What will you say when [the LORD] sets over you those you cultivated as your special allies?7 Will not pain grip you like that of a woman in labor?8

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22 And if you ask yourself, "Why has this happened to me?"9-- it is because of your many sins10 that your skirts have been torn off11 and your body mistreated.12

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23 Can the Ethiopiana change his skin or the leopard its spots? Neither can you do good who are accustomed to doing evil.13

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    • b 13:23 - Hebrew "Cushite" (probably a person from the upper Nile region)
      24 "I will scatter you like chaff14 driven by the desert wind.15

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      25 This is your lot, the portion16 I have decreed for you," declares the LORD, "because you have forgotten17 me and trusted in false gods.18

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      26 I will pull up your skirts over your face that your shame may be seen19--

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      27 your adulteries and lustful neighings, your shameless prostitution!20 I have seen your detestable acts on the hills and in the fields.21 Woe to you, O Jerusalem! How long will you be unclean?"22

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