Bible: Jeremiah 23:10-14

23:10 For the land is full of people unfaithful to him. 1 

They live wicked lives and they misuse their power. 2 

So the land is dried up 3  because it is under his curse. 4 

The pastures in the wilderness are withered.

23:11 Moreover, 5  the Lord says, 6 

“Both the prophets and priests are godless.

I have even found them doing evil in my temple!

23:12 So the paths they follow will be dark and slippery.

They will stumble and fall headlong.

For I will bring disaster on them.

A day of reckoning is coming for them.” 7 

The Lord affirms it! 8 

23:13 The Lord says, 9  “I saw the prophets of Samaria 10 

doing something that was disgusting. 11 

They prophesied in the name of the god Baal

and led my people Israel astray. 12 

23:14 But I see the prophets of Jerusalem 13 

doing something just as shocking.

They are unfaithful to me

and continually prophesy lies. 14 

So they give encouragement to people who are doing evil,

with the result that they do not stop their evildoing. 15 

I consider all of them as bad as the people of Sodom,

and the citizens of Jerusalem as bad as the people of Gomorrah. 16 

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