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Storks, doves, swallows,
and thrushes
    all know when it’s time
to fly away for the winter
    and when to come back.
But you, my people,
    don’t know what I demand.
You say, “We are wise
because we have the teachings
    and laws of the Lord.”
But I say that your teachers
have turned my words
    into lies!
Your wise men
have rejected what I say,
    and so they have no wisdom.
Now they will be trapped
and put to shame;
    they won’t know what to do.

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