The priests did not ask, 'Where is the LORD?' Those who deal with the law did not know me;1 the leaders2 rebelled against me. The prophets prophesied by Baal,3 following worthless idols.4
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"Therefore I bring charges5 against you again," declares the LORD. "And I will bring charges against your children's children.
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Cross over to the coasts of Kittim6 and look, send to Kedar7 and observe closely; see if there has ever been anything like this:
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Has a nation ever changed its gods? (Yet they are not gods8 at all.) But my people have exchanged their Glory9 for worthless idols.
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Be appalled at this, O heavens, and shudder with great horror," declares the LORD.
"My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken10 me, the spring of living water,11 and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.
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Is Israel a servant, a slave12 by birth? Why then has he become plunder?
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Lions13 have roared; they have growled at him. They have laid waste14 his land; his towns are burned15 and deserted.16
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Also, the men of Memphis17 and Tahpanhes18 have shaved the crown of your head.
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Have you not brought this on yourselves19 by forsaking20 the LORD your God when he led you in the way?
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Now why go to Egypt21 to drink water from the Shihor ?22 And why go to Assyria23 to drink water from the River ?24
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