Jeremiah 2:30-37 NIV

30 "In vain I punished your people; they did not respond to correction.1 Your sword has devoured your prophets2 like a ravening lion.

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31 "You of this generation, consider the word of the LORD: "Have I been a desert to Israel or a land of great darkness?3 Why do my people say, 'We are free to roam; we will come to you no more'?4

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32 Does a maiden forget her jewelry, a bride her wedding ornaments? Yet my people have forgotten5 me, days without number.

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33 How skilled you are at pursuing6 love! Even the worst of women can learn from your ways.

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      34 On your clothes men find the lifeblood7 of the innocent poor, though you did not catch them breaking in.8 Yet in spite of all this

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      35 you say, 'I am innocent;9 he is not angry with me.' But I will pass judgment10 on you because you say, 'I have not sinned.'11

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      36 Why do you go about so much, changing12 your ways? You will be disappointed by Egypt13 as you were by Assyria.

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      37 You will also leave that place with your hands on your head,14 for the LORD has rejected those you trust; you will not be helped15 by them.

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