13 You have made us a reproach(A) to our neighbors,(B)
    the scorn(C) and derision(D) of those around us.

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16 Their land will be an object of horror(A)
    and of lasting scorn;(B)
all who pass by will be appalled(C)
    and will shake their heads.(D)

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I will devastate this city and make it an object of horror and scorn;(A) all who pass by will be appalled(B) and will scoff because of all its wounds.(C)

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18 Jerusalem(A) and the towns of Judah, its kings and officials, to make them a ruin(B) and an object of horror and scorn,(C) a curse[a](D)—as they are today;(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 25:18 That is, their names to be used in cursing (see 29:22); or, to be seen by others as cursed

18 I will pursue them with the sword, famine and plague and will make them abhorrent(A) to all the kingdoms of the earth, a curse[a](B) and an object of horror,(C) of scorn(D) and reproach, among all the nations where I drive them.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 29:18 That is, their names will be used in cursing (see verse 22); or, others will see that they are cursed.

16 You have observed the statutes of Omri(A)
    and all the practices of Ahab’s(B) house;
    you have followed their traditions.(C)
Therefore I will give you over to ruin(D)
    and your people to derision;
    you will bear the scorn(E) of the nations.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Micah 6:16 Septuagint; Hebrew scorn due my people

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