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JEREMIAH

And thy high places, because of sin, throughout all thy borders.
4And thou, even of thyself, shalt discontinue from thy heritage
That I gave thee;
And I will cause thee to serve thine enemies
In the land which thou knowest not;
For ye have kindled a fire in My nostril,
Which shall burn for ever.
 
5Thus saith the Lord:
Cursed is the man that trusteth in man,
And maketh flesh his arm,
And whose heart departeth from the Lord.
6For he shall be like a tamarisk in the desert,
And shall not see when good cometh;
But shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness,
A salt land and not inhabited.
7Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord,
And whose trust the Lord is.
8For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters,
And that spreadeth out its roots by the river,
And shall not see when heat cometh,
But its foliage shall be luxuriant;
And shall not be anxious in the year of drought,
Neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
 
9The heart is deceitful above all things,
And it is exceeding weak—who can know it?
10I the Lord search the heart,
I try the reins,
Even to give every man according to his ways,
According to the fruit of his doings.
 
11As the partridge that broodeth over young which she hath not brought forth,
So is he that getteth riches, and not by right;
In the midst of his days he shall leave them,
And at his end he shall be a fool.
 
12Thou throne of glory, on high from the beginning,
Thou place of our sanctuary,
13Thou hope of Israel, the Lord!
All that forsake Thee shall be ashamed;
They that depart from Thee shall be written in the earth,
Because they have forsaken the Lord,
The fountain of living waters.
 
14Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed;
Save me, and I shall be saved;
For Thou art my praise.
15Behold, they say unto me:
'Where is the word of the Lord? let it come now.'
16As for me, I have not hastened from being a shepherd after Thee;
Neither have I desired the woeful day; thou knowest it;
That which came out of my lips was manifest before Thee.
17Be not a ruin unto me;
Thou art my refuge in the day of evil.
18Let them be ashamed that persecute me, but let not me be ashamed;
Let them be dismayed, but let not me be dismayed;
Bring upon them the day of evil,
And destroy them with double destruction.

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