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Jeremiah 17:11 Good News Translation (GNT)

11 The person who gets money dishonestly
    is like a bird that hatches eggs it didn't lay.
In the prime of life he will lose his riches,
    and in the end he is nothing but a fool.

Good News Translation (GNT)

Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society

Jeremiah 17:11 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

11 Like the partridge hatching what it did not lay,
    so are all who amass wealth unjustly;
in mid-life it will leave them,
    and at their end they will prove to be fools.

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Jeremiah 17:11 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

11 A partridge hatches eggs it did not lay;
like this are those who get rich unjustly:
in the prime of life their wealth will desert them;
in the end they will prove to be fools.

Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

Copyright © 1998 by David H. Stern. All rights reserved.

Jeremiah 17:11 The Message (MSG)

11 Like a cowbird that cheats by laying its eggs
    in another bird’s nest
Is the person who gets rich by cheating.
    When the eggs hatch, the deceit is exposed.
What a fool he’ll look like then!

The Message (MSG)

Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson

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