Even the stork in the air knoweth her appointed times, and the turtle, and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming, but my people knoweth not the [a]judgment of the Lord.

How do ye say, We are wise, and the Law of the Lord is with us? Lo, [b]certainly in vain made he it, the pen of the scribes is in vain.

The [c]wise men are ashamed: they are afraid and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of the Lord, and what wisdom is in them?

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 8:7 He accuseth them in that that they are more ignorant of God’s judgments, than these birds are of their appointed seasons to discern the cold and heat, as Isa. 1:3.
  2. Jeremiah 8:8 The Law doth not profit you, neither need it to have been written for ought that you have learned by it.
  3. Jeremiah 8:9 They that seem wise, may be ashamed of their ignorance, for all wisdom consisteth in God’s word.

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