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So my wrath and my anger were poured out[a] and burned[b] in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem, and they became as a site of ruins, as a desolation, as they are this day.’

So then, thus says Yahweh, the God of hosts, the God of Israel, ‘Why are you doing great harm to yourselves,[c] to cut off for yourselves man and woman, child and suckling, from the midst of Judah, to not leave over for yourselves a remnant, provoking me to anger with the works of your hands, to make smoke offerings to other gods in the land of Egypt where you have come to dwell as aliens, so as to cut off yourselves, and so that you are becoming as a curse, and as a disgrace among all the nations of the earth?

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  1. Jeremiah 44:6 The Hebrew verb is singular
  2. Jeremiah 44:6 The Hebrew verb is singular
  3. Jeremiah 44:7 Literally “your lives”