Jeremiah 5:5-15 NIV

5 So I will go to the leaders1 and speak to them; surely they know the way of the LORD, the requirements of their God." But with one accord they too had broken off the yoke and torn off the bonds.2

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6 Therefore a lion from the forest3 will attack them, a wolf from the desert will ravage4 them, a leopard5 will lie in wait near their towns to tear to pieces any who venture out, for their rebellion is great and their backslidings many.6

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7 "Why should I forgive you? Your children have forsaken me and sworn7 by gods that are not gods.8 I supplied all their needs, yet they committed adultery9 and thronged to the houses of prostitutes.10

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8 They are well-fed, lusty stallions, each neighing for another man's wife.11

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9 Should I not punish them for this?"12 declares the LORD. "Should I not avenge13 myself on such a nation as this?

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      10 "Go through her vineyards and ravage them, but do not destroy them completely.14 Strip off her branches, for these people do not belong to the LORD.

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      11 The house of Israel and the house of Judah have been utterly unfaithful15 to me," declares the LORD.

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      12 They have lied16 about the LORD; they said, "He will do nothing! No harm will come to us;17 we will never see sword or famine.18

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      13 The prophets19 are but wind20 and the word is not in them; so let what they say be done to them."

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      14 Therefore this is what the LORD God Almighty says: "Because the people have spoken these words, I will make my words in your mouth21 a fire22 and these people the wood it consumes.23

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      15 O house of Israel," declares the LORD, "I am bringing a distant nation24 against you-- an ancient and enduring nation, a people whose language25 you do not know, whose speech you do not understand.

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