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Jeremiah 2:18-20 International Children’s Bible (ICB)

18 It did not help to go to Egypt
    and drink from the Shihor River.
It did not help to go to Assyria
    and drink from the Euphrates River.
19 Your evil will bring punishment to you.
    The wrong you have done will teach you a lesson.
Think about it and understand.
It is a terrible evil to turn away from the Lord your God.
    It is wrong not to fear me,”
    says the Lord, the Lord of heaven’s armies.

20 “A long time ago you refused to obey me as an ox breaks its yoke.
    You broke the ropes I used to hold you to me.
    You said to me, ‘I will not serve you!’
In fact, on every high hill
    and under every green tree
    you lay down as a prostitute.

International Children’s Bible (ICB)

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Jeremiah 2:18-20 New International Version (NIV)

18 Now why go to Egypt
    to drink water from the Nile[a]?
And why go to Assyria
    to drink water from the Euphrates?
19 Your wickedness will punish you;
    your backsliding will rebuke you.
Consider then and realize
    how evil and bitter it is for you
when you forsake the Lord your God
    and have no awe of me,”
declares the Lord, the Lord Almighty.

20 “Long ago you broke off your yoke
    and tore off your bonds;
    you said, ‘I will not serve you!’
Indeed, on every high hill
    and under every spreading tree
    you lay down as a prostitute.

Footnotes:

  1. Jeremiah 2:18 Hebrew Shihor; that is, a branch of the Nile
New International Version (NIV)

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