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Chapter 9[edit]

1Who will give water to my head, and to my eyes a well of tears, so I can weep day and night for the slain men of the daughter of my people? 2Who will give me in the wilderness a lodging-place of travellers, so I can forsake my people and go away from them? For they are all adulterers, and a band of lawbreakers. 3And they bend out their tongue like a bow for lying and not truth. They are strengthened in earth, for they went out from bad to worse[1], and they didn't know me, says the Lord.

23Thus says Yahweh:

"Let not the wise man
glory in his wisdom;
let not the mighty man
glory in his might;
let not the rich man
glory in his riches.
24Now if he does, in this let him who glories glory
that he understands and knows me.
For I am Yahweh providing kindness,
judgement and righteousness in the land,
for in these I delight,"
declares Yahweh.

Chapter 21[edit]

4Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel:

I am turning back the instruments of war


  1. "bad to worse"; literally "evil to evil"; or "bad to bad"