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1 The sin of Judah is [a]written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond, and graven upon the [b]table of their heart, and upon the horns of your [c]altars.

2 [d]They remember their altars as their children, with their groves by the green trees upon the high hills.

3 [e]O my mountain in the field, I will give thy substance, and all thy treasures to be spoiled, for the sin of thy high places throughout all thy borders.

4 And thou shalt rest, [f]and in thee shall be a rest from thine heritage that I gave thee, and I will cause thee to serve thine enemies in the land, which thou knowest not: for ye have kindled a fire in mine anger, which shall burn forever.

5 ¶ Thus saith the Lord, [g]Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and withdraweth his heart from the Lord.

6 For he shall be like the heath in the wilderness, and shall not see when any good cometh, but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land, and not inhabited.

7 Blessed be the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.

8 [h]For he shall be as a tree that is planted by the water, which spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not feel when the heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green, and shall not care for the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.

9 [i]The heart is deceitful and wicked above all things, who can know it?

10 I the Lord search the heart, and try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his works.

11 [j]As the partridge gathereth the young, which she hath not brought forth: so he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.

12 As a glorious throne [k]exalted from the beginning, so is the place of our Sanctuary.

13 O Lord, the hope of Israel, that forsake thee, shall be confounded: they that depart from thee, shall be written [l]in the earth, because they have forsaken the Lord, the fountain of living waters.

14 Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be whole: [m]save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.

15 Behold, [n]they say unto me, Where is the word of the Lord? let it come now.


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