Parallel Bible results for Jeremiah 2:4-13

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Jeremiah 2:4-13

CEB 4 Listen to the LORD's word, people of Judah, all you families of the Israelite household. NRS 4 Hear the word of the Lord, O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel. CEB 5 This is what the LORD says: What wrong did your ancestors find in me that made them wander so far? They pursued what was worthless and became worthless. NRS 5 Thus says the Lord: What wrong did your ancestors find in me that they went far from me, and went after worthless things, and became worthless themselves? CEB 6 They didn't ask, "Where's the LORD who brought us up from the land of Egypt, who led us through the wilderness, in a land of deserts and ravines, in a land of drought and darkness, in a land of no return, where no one survives?" NRS 6 They did not say, "Where is the Lord who brought us up from the land of Egypt, who led us in the wilderness, in a land of deserts and pits, in a land of drought and deep darkness, in a land that no one passes through, where no one lives?" CEB 7 I brought you into a land of plenty, to enjoy its gifts and goodness, but you ruined my land; you disgraced my heritage. NRS 7 I brought you into a plentiful land to eat its fruits and its good things. But when you entered you defiled my land, and made my heritage an abomination. CEB 8 The priests didn't ask, "Where's the LORD?" Those responsible for the Instruction didn't know me; the leaders rebelled against me; the prophets spoke in the name of Baal, going after what has no value. NRS 8 The priests did not say, "Where is the Lord?" Those who handle the law did not know me; the rulers transgressed against me; the prophets prophesied by Baal, and went after things that do not profit. CEB 9 That is why I will take you to court and charge even your descendants, declares the LORD. NRS 9 Therefore once more I accuse you, says the Lord, and I accuse your children's children. CEB 10 Look to the west as far as the shores of Cyprus and to the east as far as the land of Kedar. Ask anyone there: Has anything this odd ever taken place? NRS 10 Cross to the coasts of Cyprus and look, send to Kedar and examine with care; see if there has ever been such a thing. CEB 11 Has a nation switched gods, though they aren't really gods at all? Yet my people have exchanged their glory for what has no value. NRS 11 Has a nation changed its gods, even though they are no gods? But my people have changed their glory for something that does not profit. CEB 12 Be stunned at such a thing, you heavens; shudder and quake, declares the LORD. NRS 12 Be appalled, O heavens, at this, be shocked, be utterly desolate, says the Lord, CEB 13 My people have committed two crimes: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water. And they have dug wells, broken wells that can't hold water. NRS 13 for my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living water, and dug out cisterns for themselves, cracked cisterns that can hold no water.