Jeremiah 5:23-29 NIV

23 But these people have stubborn and rebellious hearts; they have turned aside and gone away.

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24 They do not say to themselves, ‘Let us fear the LORD our God, who gives autumn and spring rains in season, who assures us of the regular weeks of harvest.’

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25 Your wrongdoings have kept these away; your sins have deprived you of good.

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26 “Among my people are the wicked who lie in wait like men who snare birds and like those who set traps to catch people.

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27 Like cages full of birds, their houses are full of deceit; they have become rich and powerful

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28 and have grown fat and sleek. Their evil deeds have no limit; they do not seek justice. They do not promote the case of the fatherless; they do not defend the just cause of the poor.

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29 Should I not punish them for this?” declares the LORD. “Should I not avenge myself on such a nation as this?

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