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13 The prophets are nothing but[a] wind,
    and the word is not in them.
So may the disaster happen to them!’”[b]

14 Therefore, this is what the Lord God of the Heavenly Armies says:

“Because you people[c] have said this,
    my words in your[d] mouth will become a fire
        and these people the wood.
    The fire[e] will destroy them.
15 People of Israel, I’m now bringing
    a nation from far away to attack you,”
        declares the Lord.
“It is an enduring nation,
    an ancient nation,
a nation whose language you don’t know.
    And you won’t understand what they say.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 5:13 The Heb. lacks nothing but
  2. Jeremiah 5:13 Lit. so let it be done to them
  3. Jeremiah 5:14 Heb. you (pl.)
  4. Jeremiah 5:14 Heb. your (masculine sing.); i.e. in Jeremiah’s mouth
  5. Jeremiah 5:14 Lit. It

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