Bible: Jeremiah 5:7-10

5:7 The Lord asked, 1 

“How can I leave you unpunished, Jerusalem? 2 

Your people 3  have rejected me

and have worshiped gods that are not gods at all. 4 

Even though I supplied all their needs, 5  they were like an unfaithful wife to me. 6 

They went flocking 7  to the houses of prostitutes. 8 

5:8 They are like lusty, well-fed 9  stallions.

Each of them lusts after 10  his neighbor’s wife.

5:9 I will surely punish them for doing such things!” says the Lord.

“I will surely bring retribution on such a nation as this! 11 

5:10 The Lord commanded the enemy, 12 

“March through the vineyards of Israel and Judah and ruin them. 13 

But do not destroy them completely.

Strip off their branches

for these people do not belong to the Lord. 14 

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