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15 Because you have said, “We have made a covenant with death,
And with Sheol we are in agreement.
When the overflowing scourge passes through,
It will not come to us,
(A)For we have made lies our refuge,
And under falsehood we have hidden ourselves.”

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“Therefore hear this now, you who are given to pleasures,
Who dwell securely,
Who say in your heart, ‘I am, and there is no one else besides me;
I shall not sit as a widow,
Nor shall I know the loss of children’;

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17 They continually say to those who despise Me,
‘The Lord has said, (A)“You shall have peace” ’;
And to everyone who (B)walks according to the [a]dictates of his own heart, they say,
(C)‘No evil shall come upon you.’ ”

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 23:17 stubbornness or imagination

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