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Jeremiah 2:18-20 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

18 And now what do you gain by going to Egypt,
    to drink the waters of the Nile?
Or what do you gain by going to Assyria,
    to drink the waters of the Euphra′tes?
19 Your wickedness will chasten you,
    and your apostasy will reprove you.
Know and see that it is evil and bitter
    for you to forsake the Lord your God;
    the fear of me is not in you,
                says the Lord God of hosts.

20 “For long ago you broke your yoke
    and burst your bonds;
    and you said, ‘I will not serve.’
Yea, upon every high hill
    and under every green tree
    you bowed down as a harlot.

Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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