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Jeremiah 17:5-7 International Children’s Bible (ICB)

Trusting in Man or God

This is what the Lord says:

“A curse will be placed on those who trust other people.
    It will happen to those who depend on people for strength.
    Those are the ones who have stopped trusting the Lord.
They are like a bush in a desert.
    It grows in a land where no one lives.
    It is in a hot and dry land with bad soil.
They don’t know about the good things that God can give.

“But the person who trusts in the Lord will be blessed.
    The Lord will show him that he can be trusted.

International Children’s Bible (ICB)

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Jeremiah 17:5-7 New International Version (NIV)

This is what the Lord says:

“Cursed is the one who trusts in man,
    who draws strength from mere flesh
    and whose heart turns away from the Lord.
That person will be like a bush in the wastelands;
    they will not see prosperity when it comes.
They will dwell in the parched places of the desert,
    in a salt land where no one lives.

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
    whose confidence is in him.

New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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