28 Anyone trusting in his riches will fall,(A)
but the righteous will flourish like foliage.(B)

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A Message concerning Jehoiakim

13 Woe for the one who builds his palace
through unrighteousness,(A)
his upper rooms through injustice,
who makes his fellow man serve without pay
and will not give him his wages,(B)

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16 As to the terror you cause,[a]
your presumptuous heart has deceived you.
You who live in the clefts of the rock,[b]
you who occupy the mountain summit,
though you elevate your nest like the eagle,
even from there I will bring you down.
This is the Lord’s declaration.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 49:16 Lit Your horror
  2. Jeremiah 49:16 = Petra

Though you seem to soar[a] like an eagle(A)
and make your nest among the stars,(B)
even from there I will bring you down.
This is the Lord’s declaration.

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Footnotes

  1. Obadiah 1:4 Or to build high

As much as she glorified herself and lived luxuriously,
give her that much torment and grief,
for she says in her heart,
“I sit as a queen;
I am not a widow,
and I will never see grief.”(A)

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