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Jeremiah 13:15-17

The Light You Always Took for Granted

15-17Then I said, Listen. Listen carefully: Don't stay stuck in your ways!

It's God's Message we're dealing with here.

Let your lives glow bright before God

before he turns out the lights,

Before you trip and fall

on the dark mountain paths.

The light you always took for granted will go out

and the world will turn black.

If you people won't listen,

I'll go off by myself and weep over you,

Weep because of your stubborn arrogance,

bitter, bitter tears,

Rivers of tears from my eyes,

because God's sheep will end up in exile.

18-19Tell the king and the queen-mother,

"Come down off your high horses.

Your dazzling crowns

will tumble off your heads."

The villages in the Negev will be surrounded,

everyone trapped,

And Judah dragged off to exile,

the whole country dragged to oblivion.