1 Who will find me a wayfarer's shelter in the desert, for me to quit my people, and leave them far behind? For all of them are adulterers, a conspiracy of traitors.
Jer 13:17 Isa 22:4 Jer 6:26 Jer 8:21-22 Lam 2:11 Ezek 21:6-7 Isa 16:9
2 They bend their tongues like a bow; not truth but falsehood holds sway in the land; yes, they go from crime to crime, but me they do not know, Yahweh declares.
Jer 5:7-8 Jer 23:10 Hos 4:2 Hos 7:4 Jer 12:1 Jer 12:6 Ezek 22:10-11
3 Let each be on his guard against his friend; do not trust a brother, for every brother aims but to supplant, and every friend is a peddler of slander.
Jer 4:22 Jer 9:8 Judg 2:10 1Sam 2:12 Isa 59:13-15 Rom 3:13 2Cor 4:4-6
4 Each one cheats his friend, never telling the truth; they have trained their tongues to lie and devote all their energies to doing wrong.
Jer 6:28 Mic 7:5-6 Lev 19:16 Ps 12:2-3 Prov 26:24-25 Gen 27:35-36 Gen 32:28
5 You live in a world of bad faith! Out of bad faith, they refuse to know me, Yahweh declares.
Job 15:5 Mic 6:12 1Tim 4:2 Eph 4:25 Ezek 24:12 Gen 19:11 Hab 2:13
6 And, so, Yahweh Sabaoth declares, now I shall purge them and test them, no other way to treat the daughter of my people!
Jer 11:19 Jer 13:10 Job 21:14-15 John 3:19-20 Prov 1:24 Prov 1:29 1Cor 15:34
7 Their tongue is a deadly arrow, their words are in bad faith; with his mouth each wishes his neighbour peace, while in his heart plotting a trap for him.
Isa 1:25 Jer 6:27 Mal 3:3 Isa 48:10 Zech 13:9 1Pet 1:7 1Pet 4:12
8 Shall I fail to punish them for this, Yahweh demands, or on such a nation fail to exact vengeance?
Ps 28:3 Jer 9:3 Ps 12:2 Ps 55:21 Ps 57:4 Ps 64:3-4 Ps 120:3
9 I raise the wail and lament for the mountains, the dirge for the desert pastures, for they have been burnt: no one passes there, the sound of flocks is heard no more. Birds of the sky and animals, all have fled, all are gone.
Jer 5:9 Jer 5:29 Isa 1:24
10 I shall make Jerusalem a heap of ruins, a lair for jackals, and the towns of Judah an uninhabited wasteland.
Jer 12:4 Hos 4:3 Ezek 14:15 Ezek 29:11 Ezek 33:28 Jer 7:29 Jer 12:10
11 Who is wise enough to understand this? To whom has Yahweh's mouth spoken to explain it? Why is the country annihilated, burnt like the desert where no one passes?
Isa 25:2 Isa 34:13 Jer 51:37 Isa 13:22 Jer 10:22 Jer 34:22 Isa 44:26
12 Yahweh says, 'This is because they have forsaken my Law which I gave them and have not listened to my voice or followed it,
Hos 14:9 Ps 107:43 Ps 107:34 1Kgs 9:8-9 Deut 29:22-28 Deut 32:29 Ezek 14:23
13 but have followed their own stubborn hearts, have followed the Baals as their ancestors taught them.'
2Chr 7:19 Jer 22:9 Deut 31:16-17 Ezra 9:10 Ps 89:30-32 Ps 119:53 Prov 28:4
14 So Yahweh Sabaoth, the God of Israel, says this, 'Now I shall give this people wormwood to eat and poisoned water to drink.
Jer 7:24 1Pet 1:18 Gal 1:14 Jer 3:17 Rom 1:21-24 Eph 2:3 Eph 4:17-19
15 I shall scatter them among nations unknown to their ancestors or to them; and I shall pursue them with the sword until I have annihilated them.'
Jer 8:14 Lam 3:15 Ps 80:5 Jer 23:15 Deut 29:18 Isa 2:17 Isa 2:22
16 Yahweh Sabaoth says this, 'Prepare to call for the mourning women! Send for those who are best at it!
Deut 28:64 Ezek 5:2 Ezek 5:12 Lev 26:33 Jer 44:27 Jer 13:24 Deut 4:27
17 Let them lose no time in raising the lament over us! Let our eyes rain tears, our eyelids run with weeping!
2Chr 35:25 Eccl 12:5 Amos 5:16-17 Job 3:8 Mark 5:38 Matt 9:23
18 A lament makes itself heard in Zion, "What ruin is ours, what utter shame! For we must leave the country, our homes have been knocked down!" '
Jer 14:17 Jer 9:1 Isa 22:4 Jer 6:26 Jer 9:10 Jer 9:20 Jer 13:17
19 Now listen, you women, to Yahweh's word, let your ears take in the word his own mouth speaks. Teach your daughters how to wail and teach one another this dirge,
Jer 4:13 Deut 28:29 Ezek 7:16-18 Jer 2:14 Jer 4:20 Jer 4:30-31 Lam 4:15
20 'Death has climbed in at our windows, and made its way into our palaces; it has cut down the children in the street, the young people in the squares-
Job 22:22 Isa 32:9-13 Luke 23:27-30 Isa 3:16 Jer 9:17-18 Isa 3:4
21 Speak! Yahweh declares this -- human corpses are strewn like dung in the open field, like sheaves left by the reaper, with no one to gather them.'
2Chr 36:17 Jer 6:11 Jer 15:7 Amos 6:10-11 Ezek 9:5-6 Ezek 21:14-15
22 Yahweh says this, 'Let the sage not boast of wisdom, nor the valiant of valour, nor the wealthy of riches!
Jer 8:2 Isa 5:25 Jer 16:4 Jer 25:33 Ps 83:10 2Kgs 9:37 Jer 7:33
23 But let anyone who wants to boast, boast of this: of understanding and knowing me. For I am Yahweh, who acts with faithful love, justice, and uprightness on earth; yes, these are what please me,' Yahweh declares.
1Cor 1:27-29 Eccl 9:11 Rom 1:22 Isa 5:21 1Cor 3:18-20 Ps 52:6-7 Job 31:24-25
24 'Look, the days are coming, Yahweh declares, when I shall punish all who are circumcised only in the flesh:
2Cor 10:17 1Cor 1:31 Mic 6:8 Mic 7:18 Gal 6:14 Ps 44:8 Ps 146:7-9
25 Egypt, Judah, Edom, the Ammonites, Moab, and all the men with shaven temples who live in the desert. For all those nations, and the whole House of Israel too, are uncircumcised at heart.'
Rom 2:8-9 Amos 3:2 Ezek 28:10 Ezek 32:19-32 Gal 5:2-6 Rom 2:25-26