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Jeremiah 17:9-10

9-10"The heart is hopelessly dark and deceitful,

a puzzle that no one can figure out.

But I, God, search the heart

and examine the mind.

I get to the heart of the human.

I get to the root of things.

I treat them as they really are,

not as they pretend to be."

11Like a cowbird that cheats by laying its eggs

in another bird's nest

Is the person who gets rich by cheating.

When the eggs hatch, the deceit is exposed.

What a fool he'll look like then!