17 Have you not brought this on yourselves(A)
    by forsaking(B) the Lord your God
    when he led you in the way?
18 Now why go to Egypt(C)
    to drink water from the Nile[a]?(D)
And why go to Assyria(E)
    to drink water from the Euphrates?(F)
19 Your wickedness will punish you;
    your backsliding(G) will rebuke(H) you.
Consider then and realize
    how evil and bitter(I) it is for you
when you forsake(J) the Lord your God
    and have no awe(K) of me,”
declares the Lord, the Lord Almighty.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 2:18 Hebrew Shihor; that is, a branch of the Nile
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