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Jeremiah 16:1-6 (Today's New International Version)

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Day of Disaster

1 Then the word of the LORD came to me: 2 "You must not marry1 and have sons or daughters in this place." 3 For this is what the LORD says about the sons and daughters born in this land and about the women who are their mothers and the men who are their fathers:2 4 "They will die of deadly diseases. They will not be mourned or buried3 but will be like dung lying on the ground.4 They will perish by sword and famine,5 and their dead bodies will become food for the birds and the wild animals."6 5 For this is what the LORD says: "Do not enter a house where there is a funeral meal; do not go to mourn or show sympathy, because I have withdrawn my blessing, my love and my pity7 from this people," declares the LORD. 6 "Both high and low will die in this land.8 They will not be buried or mourned,9 nor will people cut10 themselves or shave11 their heads for them.
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