Bible: Jer 2:17-19

2:17 You have brought all this on yourself, Israel, 1 

by deserting the Lord your God when he was leading you along the right path. 2 

2:18 What good will it do you 3  then 4  to go down to Egypt

to seek help from the Egyptians? 5 

What good will it do you 6  to go over to Assyria

to seek help from the Assyrians? 7 

2:19 Your own wickedness will bring about your punishment.

Your unfaithful acts will bring down discipline on you. 8 

Know, then, and realize how utterly harmful 9 

it was for you to reject me, the Lord your God, 10 

to show no respect for me,” 11 

says the Lord God who rules over all. 12 

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