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Jeremiah 3:1 - 3:5

The Polluted Land

God says, “If a husband divorces his wife
And she goes from him
And belongs to another man,
Will he still return to her?
Will not that land be completely polluted?
But you are a harlot with many lovers;
Yet you turn to Me,” declares Yahweh.
“Lift up your eyes to the bare heights and see;
Where have you not been ravished?
By the roads you have sat for them
Like an Arab in the wilderness,
And you have polluted a land
With your harlotry and with your evil.
Therefore the showers have been withheld,
And the late rain has not come.
Yet you had a harlot’s forehead;
You refused to feel dishonor.
Have you not just now called to Me,
‘My Father, You are the close companion of my youth?
Will He be angry forever?
Will He keep it to the end?’
Behold, you have spoken
And have done evil things,
And you have had your way.”