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15 Listen and pay attention.
    The Lord has spoken to you.
    Do not be proud.
16 Honor the Lord your God.
    Praise him or he will bring darkness.
    Praise him before you fall on the dark hills.
You people of Judah are hoping for light,
    but the Lord will turn the light into thick darkness.
    He will change it into the deepest gloom.
17 If you people of Judah don’t listen to him,
    I will hide and cry.
Your pride will cause me to cry.
    I will cry very hard.
My eyes will overflow with tears,
    because the Lord’s flock[a] will be captured.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 13:17 Lord’s flock This is a figurative name for the people of Judah. The Lord is thought of as a shepherd, while his people are seen as his flock of sheep.

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