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Jeremiah 4:22

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4:22 The Lord answered, 1 

“This will happen 2  because my people are foolish.

They do not know me.

They are like children who have no sense. 3 

They have no understanding.

They are skilled at doing evil.

They do not know how to do good.”

1 tn These words are not in the text but are supplied in the translation to show clearly the shift in speaker. Jeremiah has been speaking; now the Lord answers, giving the reason for the devastation Jeremiah foresees.

2 tn Heb “For….” This gives the explanation for the destruction envisaged in 4:20 to which Jeremiah responds in 4:19, 21.

3 tn Heb “They are senseless children.”



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