The Day of the Lord

You, Lord, have abandoned(A) your people,
    the descendants of Jacob.(B)
They are full of superstitions from the East;
    they practice divination(C) like the Philistines(D)
    and embrace(E) pagan customs.(F)

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The Remnant of Israel

20 In that day(A) the remnant of Israel,
    the survivors(B) of Jacob,
will no longer rely(C) on him
    who struck them down(D)
but will truly rely(E) on the Lord,
    the Holy One of Israel.(F)

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18 Now why go to Egypt(A)
    to drink water from the Nile[a]?(B)
And why go to Assyria(C)
    to drink water from the Euphrates?(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 2:18 Hebrew Shihor; that is, a branch of the Nile

“If a man divorces(A) his wife
    and she leaves him and marries another man,
should he return to her again?
    Would not the land be completely defiled?(B)
But you have lived as a prostitute with many lovers(C)
    would you now return to me?”(D)
declares the Lord.

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28 You engaged in prostitution with the Assyrians(A) too, because you were insatiable; and even after that, you still were not satisfied.(B)

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“Oholah engaged in prostitution while she was still mine; and she lusted after her lovers, the Assyrians(A)—warriors(B)

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It will be carried to Assyria(A)
    as tribute(B) for the great king.(C)
Ephraim will be disgraced;(D)
    Israel will be ashamed(E) of its foreign alliances.

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