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Even the stork in the sky knows her seasons.
The turtledove, the swift, and the thrush[a]
    observe the right time for their migration.
But my people do not recognize
    the just judgments of the Lord.
How can you say, “We are wise,
and the law of the Lord is with us,”
when in reality the lying pen of the scribes
    has changed it into a lie?
Your wise men will be put to shame.
They will be shattered and captured.
Since they have rejected the word of the Lord,
what kind of wisdom do they have?

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  1. Jeremiah 8:7 The precise identification of these species of birds is uncertain.