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Jeremiah 5:3-6

3-6But you, God,

you have an eye for truth, don't you?

You hit them hard, but it didn't faze them.

You disciplined them, but they refused correction.

Hardheaded, harder than rock,

they wouldn't change.

Then I said to myself, "Well, these are just poor people.

They don't know any better.

They were never taught anything about God.

They never went to prayer meetings.

I'll find some people from the best families.

I'll talk to them.

They'll know what's going on, the way God works.

They'll know the score."

But they were no better! Rebels all!

Off doing their own thing.

The invaders are ready to pounce and kill,

like a mountain lion, a wilderness wolf,

Panthers on the prowl.

The streets aren't safe anymore.

And why? Because the people's sins are piled sky-high;

their betrayals are past counting.

7-9"Why should I even bother with you any longer?

Your children wander off, leaving me,

Taking up with gods

that aren't even gods.

I satisfied their deepest needs, and then they went off with the 'sacred' whores,

left me for orgies in sex shrines!

A bunch of well-groomed, lusty stallions,

each one pawing and snorting for his neighbor's wife.

Do you think I'm going to stand around and do nothing?"

God's Decree.

"Don't you think I'll take serious measures

against a people like this?

Eyes That Don't Really Look,

Ears That Don't Really Listen