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Even the stork in the heavens
    knows her times;
and the turtledove, swallow, and crane[a]
    keep the time of their coming;
but my people know not
    the ordinance of the Lord.

“How can you say, ‘We are wise,
    and the law of the Lord is with us’?
But behold, the false pen of the scribes
    has made it into a lie.
The wise men shall be put to shame,
    they shall be dismayed and taken;
lo, they have rejected the word of the Lord,
    and what wisdom is in them?

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  1. Jeremiah 8:7 The meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain