8 The priests did not ask, ‘Where is the LORD?’ Those who deal with the law did not know me; the leaders rebelled against me. The prophets prophesied by Baal, following worthless idols.

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9 “Therefore I bring charges against you again,” declares the LORD. “And I will bring charges against your children’s children.

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10 Cross over to the coasts of Cyprus and look, send to Kedar a and observe closely; see if there has ever been anything like this:

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    • c 2:10 - In the Syro-Arabian desert
      11 Has a nation ever changed its gods? (Yet they are not gods at all.) But my people have exchanged their glorious God for worthless idols.

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      12 Be appalled at this, you heavens, and shudder with great horror,” declares the LORD.
      13 “My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.

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      14 Is Israel a servant, a slave by birth? Why then has he become plunder?

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      15 Lions have roared; they have growled at him. They have laid waste his land; his towns are burned and deserted.

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      16 Also, the men of Memphis and Tahpanhes have cracked your skull.

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      17 Have you not brought this on yourselves by forsaking the LORD your God when he led you in the way?

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      18 Now why go to Egypt to drink water from the Nile b ? And why go to Assyria to drink water from the Euphrates?

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        • d 2:18 - Hebrew "Shihor" ; that is, a branch of the Nile