Bible: Jeremiah 6:9-15
“Those who remain in Israel will be
like the grapes thoroughly gleaned 3 from a vine.
So go over them again, as though you were a grape harvester
passing your hand over the branches one last time.” 4
6:10 I answered, 5
“Who would listen
if I spoke to them and warned them? 6
Their ears are so closed 7
that they cannot hear!
Indeed, 8 what the
They do not like it at all. 9
6:11 I am as full of anger as you are,
I am tired of trying to hold it in.”
“Vent it, then, 12 on the children who play in the street
and on the young men who are gathered together.
Husbands and wives are to be included, 13
as well as the old and those who are advanced in years.
6:12 Their houses will be turned over to others
as will their fields and their wives.
For I will unleash my power 14
against those who live in this land,”
6:13 “That is because, from the least important to the most important of them,
all of them are greedy for dishonest gain.
Prophets and priests alike,
all of them practice deceit.
6:14 They offer only superficial help
for the harm my people have suffered. 15
They say, ‘Everything will be all right!’
But everything is not all right! 16
6:15 Are they ashamed because they have done such shameful things?
No, they are not at all ashamed.
They do not even know how to blush!
So they will die, just like others have died. 17
They will be brought to ruin when I punish them,”