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“And it shall come to pass in that day,” says the Lord,
That the heart of the king shall perish,
And the heart of the princes;
The priests shall be astonished,
And the prophets shall wonder.”

10 Then I said, “Ah, Lord God!
(A)Surely You have greatly deceived this people and Jerusalem,
(B)Saying, ‘You shall have peace,’
Whereas the sword reaches to the [a]heart.”

11 At that time it will be said
To this people and to Jerusalem,
(C)“A dry wind of the desolate heights blows in the wilderness
Toward the daughter of My people—
Not to fan or to cleanse—

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 4:10 Lit. soul

“In that day,” declares the Lord,
    “the king and the officials will lose heart,(A)
the priests will be horrified,
    and the prophets will be appalled.”(B)

10 Then I said, “Alas, Sovereign Lord! How completely you have deceived(C) this people and Jerusalem by saying, ‘You will have peace,’(D) when the sword is at our throats!”

11 At that time this people and Jerusalem will be told, “A scorching wind(E) from the barren heights in the desert blows toward my people, but not to winnow or cleanse;

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