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Jeremiah 2:18-20 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

18 Now what will you gain
by traveling along the way to Egypt
to drink the water of the Nile?[a]
What will you gain
by traveling along the way to Assyria
to drink the water of the Euphrates?
19 Your own evil will discipline you;
your own apostasies will reprimand you.
Recognize[b] how evil and bitter it is
for you to abandon the Lord your God
and to have no fear of me.
This is the declaration of the Lord God of Armies.

20 For long ago I[c] broke your yoke;
I[d] tore off your chains.
You insisted, “I will not serve!”
On every high hill
and under every green tree
you lay down like a prostitute.


  1. 2:18 Lit of Shihor
  2. 2:19 Lit Know and see
  3. 2:20 LXX reads you
  4. 2:20 LXX reads you
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