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Jeremiah 9:15-25 (Revised Standard Version w/ Apocrypha)

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15 Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I will feed this people with wormwood, and give them poisonous water to drink. 16 I will scatter them among the nations whom neither they nor their fathers have known; and I will send the sword after them, until I have consumed them." 17 Thus says the LORD of hosts: "Consider, and call for the mourning women to come; send for the skilful women to come; 18 let them make haste and raise a wailing over us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush with water. 19 For a sound of wailing is heard from Zion: 'How we are ruined! We are utterly shamed, because we have left the land, because they have cast down our dwellings.'" 20 Hear, O women, the word of the LORD, and let your ear receive the word of his mouth; teach to your daughters a lament, and each to her neighbor a dirge. 21 For death has come up into our windows, it has entered our palaces, cutting off the children from the streets and the young men from the squares. 22 Speak, "Thus says the LORD: 'The dead bodies of men shall fall like dung upon the open field, like sheaves after the reaper, and none shall gather them.'" 23 Thus says the LORD: "Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, let not the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches; 24 but let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD who practice steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth; for in these things I delight, says the LORD." 25 "Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will punish all those who are circumcised but yet uncircumcised--
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