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Jeremiah 2:14-17

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?

18-19"And now, what do you think you'll get by going off to Egypt?

Maybe a cool drink of Nile River water?

Or what do you think you'll get by going off to Assyria?

Maybe a long drink of Euphrates River water?

Your evil ways will get you a sound thrashing, that's what you'll get.

You'll pay dearly for your disloyal ways.

Take a long, hard look at what you've done and its bitter results.

Was it worth it to have walked out on your God?"

God's Decree, Master God-of-the-Angel-Armies.