Jeremiah 4:17-27 NIV

17 They surround1 her like men guarding a field, because she has rebelled2 against me,' " declares the LORD.

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18 "Your own conduct and actions3 have brought this upon you.4 This is your punishment. How bitter5 it is! How it pierces to the heart!"

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19 Oh, my anguish, my anguish!6 I writhe in pain.7 Oh, the agony of my heart! My heart pounds8 within me, I cannot keep silent.9 For I have heard the sound of the trumpet;10 I have heard the battle cry.11

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20 Disaster follows disaster;12 the whole land lies in ruins.13 In an instant my tents14 are destroyed, my shelter in a moment.

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21 How long must I see the battle standard15 and hear the sound of the trumpet?16

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      22 "My people are fools;17 they do not know me.18 They are senseless children; they have no understanding.19 They are skilled in doing evil;20 they know not how to do good."21

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      23 I looked at the earth, and it was formless and empty;22 and at the heavens, and their light23 was gone.

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          24 I looked at the mountains, and they were quaking;24 all the hills were swaying.

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          25 I looked, and there were no people; every bird in the sky had flown away.25

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          26 I looked, and the fruitful land was a desert;26 all its towns lay in ruins27 before the LORD, before his fierce anger.28

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          27 This is what the LORD says: "The whole land will be ruined,29 though I will not destroy30 it completely.

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