Jeremiah 2:14-19 NIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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14 Is Israel a servant, a slave by birth? Why then has he become plunder? 14 Is Israel a servant, a slave by birth? Why then has he become plunder?
15 Lions have roared; they have growled at him. They have laid waste his land; his towns are burned and deserted. 15 Lions have roared; they have growled at him. They have laid waste his land; his towns are burned and deserted.
16 Also, the men of Memphis and Tahpanhes have shaved the crown of your head. 16 Also, the men of Memphis and Tahpanhes have shaved the crown of your head.
17 Have you not brought this on yourselves by forsaking the LORD your God when he led you in the way? 17 Have you not brought this on yourselves by forsaking the LORD your God when he led you in the way?
18 Now why go to Egypt to drink water from the Shihor ? And why go to Assyria to drink water from the River ? 18 Now why go to Egypt to drink water from the Shihor ? And why go to Assyria to drink water from the River ?
19 Your wickedness will punish you; your backsliding will rebuke you. Consider then and realize how evil and bitter it is for you when you forsake the LORD your God and have no awe of me," declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty. 19 Your wickedness will punish you; your backsliding will rebuke you. Consider then and realize how evil and bitter it is for you when you forsake the LORD your God and have no awe of me," declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty.