Jeremiah 13:20-27 NIV

20 Lift up your eyes and see those who are coming from the north.1 Where is the flock2 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?3 Will not pain grip you like that of a woman in labor?4

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22 And if you ask yourself, "Why has this happened to me?"5-- it is because of your many sins6 that your skirts have been torn off7 and your body mistreated.8

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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.9

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    • b 13:23 - Hebrew "Cushite" (probably a person from the upper Nile region)
      24 "I will scatter you like chaff10 driven by the desert wind.11

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      25 This is your lot, the portion12 I have decreed for you," declares the LORD, "because you have forgotten13 me and trusted in false gods.14

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      26 I will pull up your skirts over your face that your shame may be seen15--

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      27 your adulteries and lustful neighings, your shameless prostitution!16 I have seen your detestable acts on the hills and in the fields.17 Woe to you, O Jerusalem! How long will you be unclean?"18

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