Bible: Jeremiah 8:18-9:2
8:18 Then I said, 1
“There is no cure 2 for my grief!
I am sick at heart!
throughout the length and breadth of the land. 5
They are crying, ‘Is the
Is her divine King 6 no longer there?’”
“Why then do they provoke me to anger with their images,
with their worthless foreign idols?” 8
and still we have not been delivered.’
I go about crying and grieving. I am overwhelmed with dismay. 13
8:22 There is still medicinal ointment 14 available in Gilead!
There is still a physician there! 15
Why then have my dear people 16
not been restored to health? 17
and my eyes were a fountain full of tears!
If they were, I could cry day and night
for those of my dear people 20 who have been killed.
9:2 I wish I had a lodging place in the desert
where I could spend some time like a weary traveler. 21
Then I would desert my people
and walk away from them
because they are all unfaithful to God,