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Jeremiah 9:12-26

NIV 12 Who is wise enough to understand this? Who has been instructed by the LORD and can explain it? Why has the land been ruined and laid waste like a desert that no one can cross? NIV 12 Who is wise enough to understand this? Who has been instructed by the LORD and can explain it? Why has the land been ruined and laid waste like a desert that no one can cross? NIV 13 The LORD said, “It is because they have forsaken my law, which I set before them; they have not obeyed me or followed my law. NIV 13 The LORD said, “It is because they have forsaken my law, which I set before them; they have not obeyed me or followed my law. NIV 14 Instead, they have followed the stubbornness of their hearts; they have followed the Baals, as their ancestors taught them.” NIV 14 Instead, they have followed the stubbornness of their hearts; they have followed the Baals, as their ancestors taught them.” NIV 15 Therefore this is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: “See, I will make this people eat bitter food and drink poisoned water. NIV 15 Therefore this is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: “See, I will make this people eat bitter food and drink poisoned water. NIV 16 I will scatter them among nations that neither they nor their ancestors have known, and I will pursue them with the sword until I have made an end of them.” NIV 16 I will scatter them among nations that neither they nor their ancestors have known, and I will pursue them with the sword until I have made an end of them.” NIV 17 This is what the LORD Almighty says: “Consider now! Call for the wailing women to come; send for the most skillful of them. NIV 17 This is what the LORD Almighty says: “Consider now! Call for the wailing women to come; send for the most skillful of them. NIV 18 Let them come quickly and wail over us till our eyes overflow with tears and water streams from our eyelids. NIV 18 Let them come quickly and wail over us till our eyes overflow with tears and water streams from our eyelids. NIV 19 The sound of wailing is heard from Zion: ‘How ruined we are! How great is our shame! We must leave our land because our houses are in ruins.’ ” NIV 19 The sound of wailing is heard from Zion: ‘How ruined we are! How great is our shame! We must leave our land because our houses are in ruins.’ ” NIV 20 Now, you women, hear the word of the LORD; open your ears to the words of his mouth. Teach your daughters how to wail; teach one another a lament. NIV 20 Now, you women, hear the word of the LORD; open your ears to the words of his mouth. Teach your daughters how to wail; teach one another a lament. NIV 21 Death has climbed in through our windows and has entered our fortresses; it has removed the children from the streets and the young men from the public squares. NIV 21 Death has climbed in through our windows and has entered our fortresses; it has removed the children from the streets and the young men from the public squares. NIV 22 Say, “This is what the LORD declares: “ ‘Dead bodies will lie like dung on the open field, like cut grain behind the reaper, with no one to gather them.’ ” NIV 22 Say, “This is what the LORD declares: “ ‘Dead bodies will lie like dung on the open field, like cut grain behind the reaper, with no one to gather them.’ ” NIV 23 This is what the LORD says: “Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, NIV 23 This is what the LORD says: “Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, NIV 24 but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the LORD. NIV 24 but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the LORD. NIV 25 “The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will punish all who are circumcised only in the flesh— NIV 25 “The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will punish all who are circumcised only in the flesh— NIV 26 Egypt, Judah, Edom, Ammon, Moab and all who live in the wilderness in distant places. For all these nations are really uncircumcised, and even the whole house of Israel is uncircumcised in heart.” NIV 26 Egypt, Judah, Edom, Ammon, Moab and all who live in the wilderness in distant places. For all these nations are really uncircumcised, and even the whole house of Israel is uncircumcised in heart.”

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