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Bible passage: Jeremiah 4:19–26

 19 Oh, my anguish, my anguish!
   I writhe in pain.
Oh, the agony of my heart!
   My heart pounds within me,
   I cannot keep silent.
For I have heard the sound of the trumpet;
   I have heard the battle cry.
20 Disaster follows disaster;
   the whole land lies in ruins.
In an instant my tents are destroyed,
   my shelter in a moment.
21 How long must I see the battle standard
   and hear the sound of the trumpet?

 22 “My people are fools;
   they do not know me.
They are senseless children;
   they have no understanding.
They are skilled in doing evil;
   they know not how to do good.”

 23 I looked at the earth,
   and it was formless and empty;
and at the heavens,
   and their light was gone.
24 I looked at the mountains,
   and they were quaking;
   all the hills were swaying.
25 I looked, and there were no people;
   every bird in the sky had flown away.
26 I looked, and the fruitful land was a desert;
   all its towns lay in ruins
   before the LORD, before his fierce anger.

New International Version (NIV) Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society


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