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17 For my eyes are on all their ways, they are not hidden from before me,[a] and their iniquity is not concealed from before my eyes. 18 And I will first doubly repay[b] their iniquity and their sin because of their profaning my land with the dead bodies[c] of their abhorrences, and with their abominations they have filled up my inheritance.’”

19 O Yahweh, my strength, and my stronghold,
    and my refuge in the day of distress,
to you the nations will come from the ends of the earth,
    and they will say, “Our ancestors[d] have inherited only lies,[e]
    vanity, and there is no profit in them.

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  1. Jeremiah 16:17 Literally “from to the face of me”
  2. Jeremiah 16:18 Literally “I will reward first second”
  3. Jeremiah 16:18 Hebrew “dead body”
  4. Jeremiah 16:19 Or “fathers”
  5. Jeremiah 16:19 Hebrew “lie”