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Jeremiah 2:14-19 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

Consequences of Apostasy

14 Is Israel a slave?
Was he born into slavery?[a]
Why else has he become a prey?
15 The young lions have roared at him;
they have roared loudly.
They have laid waste his land.
His cities are in ruins, without inhabitants.
16 The men of Memphis and Tahpanhes
have also broken your skull.
17 Have you not brought this on yourself
by abandoning the Lord your God
while he was leading you along the way?
18 Now what will you gain
by traveling along the way to Egypt
to drink the water of the Nile?[b]
What will you gain
by traveling along the way to Assyria
to drink the water of the Euphrates?
19 Your own evil will discipline you;
your own apostasies will reprimand you.
Recognize[c] how evil and bitter it is
for you to abandon the Lord your God
and to have no fear of me.
This is the declaration of the Lord God of Armies.

Footnotes:

  1. 2:14 Lit born of a house
  2. 2:18 Lit of Shihor
  3. 2:19 Lit Know and see
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Jeremiah 2:14-19 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

14 Is Israel a slave? Is he a homeborn servant?
    Why then has he become plunder?
15 The lions have roared against him,
    they have roared loudly.
They have made his land a waste;
    his cities are in ruins, without inhabitant.
16 Moreover, the people of Memphis and Tahpanhes
    have broken the crown of your head.
17 Have you not brought this upon yourself
    by forsaking the Lord your God,
    while he led you in the way?
18 What then do you gain by going to Egypt,
    to drink the waters of the Nile?
Or what do you gain by going to Assyria,
    to drink the waters of the Euphrates?
19 Your wickedness will punish you,
    and your apostasies will convict you.
Know and see that it is evil and bitter
    for you to forsake the Lord your God;
    the fear of me is not in you,
says the Lord God of hosts.

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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