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24 All nations would say, (A)‘Why has the Lord done so to this land? What does the heat of this great anger mean?’ 25 Then people would say: ‘Because they have forsaken the covenant of the Lord God of their fathers, which He made with them when He brought them out of the land of Egypt; 26 for they went and served other gods and worshiped them, gods that they did not know and that He had not given to them. 27 Then the anger of the Lord was aroused against this land, (B)to bring on it every curse that is written in this book. 28 And the Lord (C)uprooted them from their land in anger, in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land, as it is this day.’

29 “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.

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And as for (A)this house, which is exalted, everyone who passes by it will be astonished and will hiss, and say, (B)‘Why has the Lord done thus to this land and to this house?’

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Then they will answer, ‘Because they forsook the Lord their God, who brought their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have embraced other gods, and worshiped them and served them; therefore the Lord has brought all this (A)calamity on them.’ ”

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22 And if you say in your heart,
(A)“Why have these things come upon me?”
For the greatness of your iniquity
(B)Your skirts have been uncovered,
Your heels [a]made bare.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 13:22 Lit. suffer violence

10 “And it shall be, when you show this people all these words, and they say to you, (A)‘Why has the Lord pronounced all this great disaster against us? Or what is our iniquity? Or what is our sin that we have committed against the Lord our God?’ 11 then you shall say to them, (B)‘Because your fathers have forsaken Me,’ says the Lord; ‘they have walked after other gods and have served them and worshiped them, and have forsaken Me and not kept My law. 12 And you have done (C)worse than your fathers, for behold, (D)each one [a]follows the dictates of his own evil heart, so that no one listens to Me. 13 (E)Therefore I will cast you out of this land (F)into a land that you do not know, neither you nor your fathers; and there you shall serve other gods day and night, where I will not show you favor.’

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 16:12 walks after the stubbornness or imagination

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