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Jeremiah 9 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:1 - [fn]If only my head were a pool of water
and my eyes a fountain of tears,
I would weep day and night
for all my people who have been slaughtered.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:2 - [fn]Oh, that I could go away and forget my people
and live in a travelers’ shack in the desert.
For they are all adulterers—
a pack of treacherous liars.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:3 - “My people bend their tongues like bows
to shoot out lies.
They refuse to stand up for the truth.
They only go from bad to worse.
They do not know me,”
says the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:4 - “Beware of your neighbor!
Don’t even trust your brother!
For brother takes advantage of brother,
and friend slanders friend.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:5 - They all fool and defraud each other;
no one tells the truth.
With practiced tongues they tell lies;
they wear themselves out with all their sinning.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:6 - They pile lie upon lie
and utterly refuse to acknowledge me,”
says the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:7 - Therefore, this is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies says:
“See, I will melt them down in a crucible
and test them like metal.
What else can I do with my people?[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:8 - For their tongues shoot lies like poisoned arrows.
They speak friendly words to their neighbors
while scheming in their heart to kill them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:9 - Should I not punish them for this?” says the LORD.
“Should I not avenge myself against such a nation?”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:10 - I will weep for the mountains
and wail for the wilderness pastures.
For they are desolate and empty of life;
the lowing of cattle is heard no more;
the birds and wild animals have all fled.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:11 - “I will make Jerusalem into a heap of ruins,” says the LORD.
“It will be a place haunted by jackals.
The towns of Judah will be ghost towns,
with no one living in them.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:12 - Who is wise enough to understand all this? Who has been instructed by the LORD and can explain it to others? Why has the land been so ruined that no one dares to travel through it?

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:13 - The LORD replies, “This has happened because my people have abandoned my instructions; they have refused to obey what I said.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:14 - Instead, they have stubbornly followed their own desires and worshiped the images of Baal, as their ancestors taught them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:15 - So now, this is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel, says: Look! I will feed them with bitterness and give them poison to drink.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:16 - I will scatter them around the world, in places they and their ancestors never heard of, and even there I will chase them with the sword until I have destroyed them completely.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:17 - This is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies says:
“Consider all this, and call for the mourners.
Send for the women who mourn at funerals.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:18 - Quick! Begin your weeping!
Let the tears flow from your eyes.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:19 - Hear the people of Jerusalem[fn] crying in despair,
‘We are ruined! We are completely humiliated!
We must leave our land,
because our homes have been torn down.’”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:20 - Listen, you women, to the words of the LORD;
open your ears to what he has to say.
Teach your daughters to wail;
teach one another how to lament.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:21 - For death has crept in through our windows
and has entered our mansions.
It has killed off the flower of our youth:
Children no longer play in the streets,
and young men no longer gather in the squares.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:22 - This is what the LORD says:
“Bodies will be scattered across the fields like clumps of manure,
like bundles of grain after the harvest.
No one will be left to bury them.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:23 - This is what the LORD says:
“Don’t let the wise boast in their wisdom,
or the powerful boast in their power,
or the rich boast in their riches.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:24 - But those who wish to boast
should boast in this alone:
that they truly know me and understand that I am the LORD
who demonstrates unfailing love
and who brings justice and righteousness to the earth,
and that I delight in these things.
I, the LORD, have spoken!

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:25 - “A time is coming,” says the LORD, “when I will punish all those who are circumcised in body but not in spirit—

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:26 - the Egyptians, Edomites, Ammonites, Moabites, the people who live in the desert in remote places,[fn] and yes, even the people of Judah. And like all these pagan nations, the people of Israel also have uncircumcised hearts.”
NLT Footnotes
Verse 9:1 is numbered 8:23 in Hebrew text.
Verses 9:2-26 are numbered 9:1-25 in Hebrew text.
Hebrew with the daughter of my people? Greek version reads with the evil daughter of my people?
Hebrew Zion.
Or in the desert and clip the corners of their hair.

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