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Jeremiah 2:2
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"Go and (a)proclaim in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord , "I remember concerning you the [a](b)devotion of your youth, The love of your betrothals, (c)Your following after Me in the wilderness, Through a land not sown.
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Jeremiah 2:3
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"Israel was (d)holy to the Lord , The (e)first of His harvest. (f)All who ate of it became guilty; Evil came upon them," declares the Lord .'"
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Jeremiah 2:4
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Hear the word of the Lord , O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel.
Jeremiah 2:5
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Thus says the Lord , "(g)What injustice did your fathers find in Me, That they went far from Me And walked after (h)emptiness and became empty?
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Jeremiah 2:6
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"They did not say, ‘Where is the Lord Who (i)brought us up out of the land of Egypt, Who (j)led us through the wilderness, Through a land of deserts and of pits, Through a land of drought and of [b]deep darkness, Through a land that no one crossed And where no man dwelt?'
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Jeremiah 2:7
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"I brought you into the (k)fruitful land To eat its fruit and its good things. But you came and (l)defiled My land, And My inheritance you made an abomination.
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Jeremiah 2:8
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"The (m)priests did not say, ‘Where is the Lord ?' And those who handle the law (n)did not know Me; The [c]rulers also transgressed against Me, And the (o)prophets prophesied by Baal And walked after (p)things that did not profit.
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Jeremiah 2:9
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"Therefore I will yet (q)contend with you," declares the Lord , "And with your sons' sons I will contend.
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Jeremiah 2:10
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"For (r)cross to the coastlands of [d]Kittim and see, And send to (s)Kedar and observe closely And see if there has been such a thing as this!
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Jeremiah 2:11
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"Has a nation changed gods When (t)they were not gods? But My people have (u)changed their glory For that which does not profit.
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Jeremiah 2:12
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"Be appalled, (v)O heavens, at this, And shudder, be very desolate," declares the Lord .
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Jeremiah 2:13
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"For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, The (w)fountain of living waters, To hew for themselves (x)cisterns, Broken cisterns That can hold no water.
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Jeremiah 2:14
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"Is Israel (y)a slave? Or is he a homeborn servant? Why has he become a prey?
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Jeremiah 2:15
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"The young (z)lions have roared at him, They have [e]roared loudly. And they have (aa)made his land a waste; His cities have been destroyed, without inhabitant.
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Jeremiah 2:16
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"Also the [f]men of (ab)Memphis and Tahpanhes Have [g]shaved the (ac)crown of your head.
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Jeremiah 2:17
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"Have you not (ad)done this to yourself By your forsaking the Lord your God When He (ae)led you in the way?
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Jeremiah 2:18
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"But now what are you doing (af)on the road to Egypt, To drink the waters of the [h](ag)Nile? Or what are you doing on the road to Assyria, To drink the waters of the [i]Euphrates?
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Jeremiah 2:19
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"(ah)Your own wickedness will correct you, And your (ai)apostasies will reprove you; Know therefore and see that it is evil and (aj)bitter For you to forsake the Lord your God, And (ak)the dread of Me is not in you," declares the Lord [j] God of hosts.
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Jeremiah 2:20
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"For long ago [k](al)I broke your yoke And tore off your bonds; But you said, ‘I will not serve!' For on every (am)high hill And under every green tree You have lain down as a harlot.
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Jeremiah 2:21
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"Yet I (an)planted you a choice vine, A completely faithful seed. How then have you turned yourself before Me Into the (ao)degenerate shoots of a foreign vine?
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Jeremiah 2:22
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"Although you (ap)wash yourself with lye And [l]use much soap, The (aq)stain of your iniquity is before Me," declares the Lord [m] God .
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Jeremiah 2:23
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"(ar)How can you say, ‘I am not defiled, I have not gone after the (as)Baals'? Look at your way in the (at)valley! Know what you have done! You are a swift young camel (au)entangling her ways,
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Jeremiah 2:24
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A (av)wild donkey accustomed to the wilderness, That sniffs the wind in her passion. In the time of her [n]heat who can turn her away? All who seek her will not become weary; In her month they will find her.
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Jeremiah 2:25
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"Keep your feet from being unshod And your throat from thirst; But you said, ‘(aw)It is [o]hopeless! No! For I have (ax)loved strangers, And after them I will walk.'
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Jeremiah 2:26
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"As the (ay)thief is shamed when he is discovered, So the house of Israel is shamed; They, their kings, their princes And their priests and their prophets,
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Jeremiah 2:27
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Who say to a tree, ‘You are my father,' And to a stone, ‘You gave me birth.' For they have turned their (az)back to Me, And not their face; But in the (ba)time of their [p]trouble they will say, ‘Arise and save us.'
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Jeremiah 2:28
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"But where are your (bb)gods Which you made for yourself? Let them arise, if they can (bc)save you In the time of your [q]trouble; For (bd)according to the number of your cities Are your gods, O Judah.
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Jeremiah 2:29
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"Why do you contend with Me? You have (be)all transgressed against Me," declares the Lord .
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Jeremiah 2:30
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"(bf)In vain I have struck your sons; They accepted no chastening. Your (bg)sword has devoured your prophets Like a destroying lion.
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