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Jeremiah 8 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:1 - “ ‘At that time, declares the LORD, the bones of the kings and officials of Judah, the bones of the priests and prophets, and the bones of the people of Jerusalem will be removed from their graves.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:2 - They will be exposed to the sun and the moon and all the stars of the heavens, which they have loved and served and which they have followed and consulted and worshiped. They will not be gathered up or buried, but will be like dung lying on the ground.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:3 - Wherever I banish them, all the survivors of this evil nation will prefer death to life, declares the LORD Almighty.’

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:4 - “Say to them, ‘This is what the LORD says: “ ‘When people fall down, do they not get up? When someone turns away, do they not return?

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:5 - Why then have these people turned away? Why does Jerusalem always turn away? They cling to deceit; they refuse to return.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:6 - I have listened attentively, but they do not say what is right. None of them repent of their wickedness, saying, “What have I done?” Each pursues their own course like a horse charging into battle.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:7 - Even the stork in the sky knows her appointed seasons, and the dove, the swift and the thrush observe the time of their migration. But my people do not know the requirements of the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:8 - “ ‘How can you say, “We are wise, for we have the law of the LORD,” when actually the lying pen of the scribes has handled it falsely?

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:9 - The wise will be put to shame; they will be dismayed and trapped. Since they have rejected the word of the LORD, what kind of wisdom do they have?

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:10 - Therefore I will give their wives to other men and their fields to new owners. From the least to the greatest, all are greedy for gain; prophets and priests alike, all practice deceit.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:11 - They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. “Peace, peace,” they say, when there is no peace.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:12 - Are they ashamed of their detestable conduct? No, they have no shame at all; they do not even know how to blush. So they will fall among the fallen; they will be brought down when they are punished,

says the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:13 - “ ‘I will take away their harvest,

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There will be no grapes on the vine. There will be no figs on the tree, and their leaves will wither. What I have given them will be taken from them.[fn]’ ”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:14 - Why are we sitting here? Gather together! Let us flee to the fortified cities and perish there! For the LORD our God has doomed us to perish and given us poisoned water to drink, because we have sinned against him.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:15 - We hoped for peace but no good has come, for a time of healing but there is only terror.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:16 - The snorting of the enemy’s horses is heard from Dan; at the neighing of their stallions the whole land trembles. They have come to devour the land and everything in it, the city and all who live there.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:17 - “See, I will send venomous snakes among you, vipers that cannot be charmed, and they will bite you,”

declares the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:18 - You who are my Comforter[fn] in sorrow, my heart is faint within me.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:19 - Listen to the cry of my people from a land far away: “Is the LORD not in Zion? Is her King no longer there?” “Why have they aroused my anger with their images, with their worthless foreign idols?”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:20 - “The harvest is past, the summer has ended, and we are not saved.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:21 - Since my people are crushed, I am crushed; I mourn, and horror grips me.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:22 - Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then is there no healing for the wound of my people?
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The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.

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