Jeremiah 9

Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain
of the daughter of my people! Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging
place of wayfaring men; that I might leave my people, and go from them!
for they be all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men. And they
bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me,
saith the Lord. Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye
not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every
neighbour will walk with slanders. And they will deceive every one his
neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity. Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the LORD. Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, I will melt them and try them[Zech. 13:9; 1 Pet. 1:7; Rev. 3:18]; for how shall I do for the daughter of my people? Their tongue is as an aroow shot out; it speaketh deceit:
one speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in heart he
layeth his wait. Shall I not visit them for these things? saith the
LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this? For the
mountains will I take up a weeping and wailing, and for the habitation
of the wilderness a lamentation, because they are burned up,
so that none can pass through them; neither can men hear the voice of
the cattle; both the fowl of the heavens and the beast are fled; they
are gone. And I will make
Jerusalem heaps, and a den of dragond; and I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant. Who is the wise man, that may understand this? and who is he to whom the mouth of the LORD hath spoken, that he may declare it, for what the land perisheth and is burned up like a wilderness, that none passeth through? And the LORD saith, Because they have forsaken my law which I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice, neither walked therein; But have walked after the imagination of their own heart,
and after Baalim, which their fathers taught them: Therefore thus saith
the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will feed them, even
this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall
to drink.[(wormwood)Deut. 29:18; Prov. 5:4; Jer. 9:15; Lam. 3:15; Amos
5:7; Rev. 8:11 (gall)Job 16:13; Ps. 69:21; Jer. 8:14; Lam. 3:5; Amos
6:12; Mt. 27:34; Acts 8:23] I will scatter them also among the heathen, whom they nor their fathers have known: and I will send a sword after them,[Eph. 6:17; Rev. 1:16; Heb. 4:12; Prov. 5:4; Ps. 149:6; Jer. 51:19-20] till I have consumed them. Thus saith the LORD
of hosts, Consider ye, and call for the mourning women, that they may
come; and send for cunning women, that they may come: And let them make
haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with
tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters. For a voice of wailing is
heard out of Zion, How are we spoiled! we are greatly confounded, because we have forsaken the land, because our dwellings have cast us out. Yet hear the word of the LORD, O ye women, and let your ear receive the word of his mouth, and
teach your daughters wailing, and every one her neighbour lamentation. For death is come up into our windows, and is entered into  our palaces, to cut off the children from without, and the young men from the streets. Speak, Thus saith the LORD,
Even the carcases of men shall fall as dung upon the field, and as the
handful after the harvestman, and none shall gather them. Thus saith the LORD,
Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man
glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let
him that glorieth glory in this,
that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which
exerciseth lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth:
for in these things I delight, saith the LORD. Behold, the days come,
saith the LORD, that I will punish all them which are circumcised with the uncircumcised;
Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the children of Ammon, and Moab, and
all that are in the utmost corners, that dwell in the wilderness: for
all these nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in the heart.

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