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21 How long must I see the war flags?
    How long must I hear the war trumpets?

22 The Lord said, “My people are foolish.
    They don’t know me.
They are stupid children.
    They don’t understand.
They are skillful at doing evil,
    but they don’t know how to do good.”

Disaster Is Coming

23 I looked at the earth.
    It was empty; there was nothing on it.
I looked at the sky,
    and its light was gone.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 4:23 the earth … gone Jeremiah is comparing his country to the time before people were put on the earth. See Gen. 1:1.

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