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Even the stork in the heavens
    knows its times;
and the turtle-dove, swallow, and crane[a]
    observe the time of their coming;
but my people do not know
    the ordinance of the Lord.

How can you say, ‘We are wise,
    and the law of the Lord is with us’,
when, in fact, the false pen of the scribes
    has made it into a lie?
The wise shall be put to shame,
    they shall be dismayed and taken;
since they have rejected the word of the Lord,
    what wisdom is in them?

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 8:7 Meaning of Heb uncertain

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