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Jeremiah 2:12-13

12-13"Stand in shock, heavens, at what you see!

Throw up your hands in disbelief—this can't be!"

God's Decree.

"My people have committed a compound sin:

they've walked out on me, the fountain

Of fresh flowing waters, and then dug cisterns—

cisterns that leak, cisterns that are no better than sieves.

14-17"Isn't Israel a valued servant,

born into a family with place and position?

So how did she end up a piece of meat

fought over by snarling and roaring lions?

There's nothing left of her but a few old bones,

her towns trashed and deserted.

Egyptians from the cities of Memphis and Tahpanhes

have broken your skulls.

And why do you think all this has happened?

Isn't it because you walked out on your God

just as he was beginning to lead you in the right way?