"Therefore I will yet contend with you," declares the LORD, "And with your sons' sons I will contend. (Jeremiah 2:9)

"For cross to the coastlands of Kittim and see, And send to Kedar and observe closely And see if there has been such a thing as this! (Jeremiah 2:10)

"Has a nation changed gods When they were not gods? But My people have changed their glory For that which does not profit. (Jeremiah 2:11)

"Be appalled, O heavens, at this, And shudder, be very desolate," declares the LORD. (Jeremiah 2:12)

"For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, The fountain of living waters, To hew for themselves cisterns, Broken cisterns That can hold no water. (Jeremiah 2:13)

"Is Israel a slave? Or is he a homeborn servant? Why has he become a prey? (Jeremiah 2:14)

"The young lions have roared at him, They have roared loudly. And they have made his land a waste; His cities have been destroyed, without inhabitant. (Jeremiah 2:15)

"Also the men of Memphis and Tahpanhes Have shaved the crown of your head. (Jeremiah 2:16)

"Have you not done this to yourself By your forsaking the LORD your God When He led you in the way? (Jeremiah 2:17)

"But now what are you doing on the road to Egypt, To drink the waters of the Nile? Or what are you doing on the road to Assyria, To drink the waters of the Euphrates? (Jeremiah 2:18)

"Your own wickedness will correct you, And your apostasies will reprove you; Know therefore and see that it is evil and bitter For you to forsake the LORD your God, And the dread of Me is not in you," declares the Lord GOD of hosts. (Jeremiah 2:19)


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