Jeremiah 5:7-17 NIV

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

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

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9 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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      10 “Go through her vineyards and ravage them, but do not destroy them completely. Strip off her branches, for these people do not belong to the LORD.

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      11 The people of Israel and the people of Judah have been utterly unfaithful to me,” declares the LORD.

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

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      13 The prophets are but wind 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 mouth a fire and these people the wood it consumes.

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      15 People of Israel,” declares the LORD, “I am bringing a distant nation against you— an ancient and enduring nation, a people whose language you do not know, whose speech you do not understand.

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      16 Their quivers are like an open grave; all of them are mighty warriors.

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      17 They will devour your harvests and food, devour your sons and daughters; they will devour your flocks and herds, devour your vines and fig trees. With the sword they will destroy the fortified cities in which you trust.

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