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Jeremiah 17:8-10 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

They will be strong like trees planted near a stream
    that send out roots to the water.
They have nothing to fear when the days get hot.
    Their leaves are always green.
They never worry, even in a year that has no rain.
    They always produce fruit.

“Nothing can hide its evil as well as the human mind.
    It can be very sick,
    and no one really understands it.
10 But I am the Lord,
    and I can look into a person’s heart.
I can test a person’s mind and decide what each one should have.
    I can give each person the right payment for what they do.

Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

Copyright © 2006 by Bible League International

Jeremiah 17:8-10 New International Version (NIV)

They will be like a tree planted by the water
    that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
    its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
    and never fails to bear fruit.”

The heart is deceitful above all things
    and beyond cure.
    Who can understand it?

10 “I the Lord search the heart
    and examine the mind,
to reward each person according to their conduct,
    according to what their deeds deserve.”

New International Version (NIV)

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