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Jeremiah 4:28-30 International Children’s Bible (ICB)

28 So the people in the land will cry loudly.
    And the sky will grow dark.
This is because I have spoken and will not change my mind.
    I have made a decision, and I will not change it.”

29 The towns will hear the sound of the horsemen and soldiers with bows.
    All the people will run away.
Some of them will hide in the thick bushes.
    Some will climb up into the rocks.
All of the cities of Judah are empty.
    No one lives in them.
30 Judah, you destroyed nation, what are you doing?
    Why do you put on your finest dress?
    Why do you put on your gold jewelry?
Why do you put on your eye shadow?
    You make yourself beautiful, but it is all useless.
Your lovers hate you.
    They want to kill you.

International Children’s Bible (ICB)

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Jeremiah 4:28-30 New International Version (NIV)

28 Therefore the earth will mourn
    and the heavens above grow dark,
because I have spoken and will not relent,
    I have decided and will not turn back.

29 At the sound of horsemen and archers
    every town takes to flight.
Some go into the thickets;
    some climb up among the rocks.
All the towns are deserted;
    no one lives in them.

30 What are you doing, you devastated one?
    Why dress yourself in scarlet
    and put on jewels of gold?
Why highlight your eyes with makeup?
    You adorn yourself in vain.
Your lovers despise you;
    they want to kill you.

New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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