2 Chronicles 36:14-17

14All the officers of the priests and the people likewise were exceedingly unfaithful, following all the abominations of the nations. And they polluted the house of the  Lord that he had made holy in Jerusalem.

15The  Lord, the God of their fathers, a  sent persistently to them by his messengers, because he had compassion on his people and on his dwelling place. 16 b  But they kept mocking the messengers of God c  despising his words and scoffing at his prophets d  until the wrath of the  Lord rose against his people, until there was no remedy.

Jerusalem Captured and Burned

17 e  Therefore he brought up against them the king of the Chaldeans, who killed their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary and had no compassion on young man or virgin, old man or aged. He gave them all into his hand.

2 Chronicles 36:20

20He f  took into exile in Babylon those who had escaped from the sword, g  and they became servants to him and to his sons until the establishment of the kingdom of Persia,

Isaiah 2:9

9So man h  is humbled,
and each one i  is brought low
do not forgive them!

Isaiah 3:2-8

2 j  the mighty man and the soldier,
the judge and the prophet,
the diviner and the elder,
3the captain of fifty
and the man of rank,
the counselor and the skillful magician
and the expert in charms.
4 k  And I will make boys their princes,
and infants
Or caprice
shall rule over them.
5 m  And the people will oppress one another,
every one his fellow
and every one his neighbor;
the youth will be insolent to the elder,
and the despised to the honorable.
6 For n  a man will take hold of his brother
in the house of his father, saying:
“You have a cloak;
you shall be our leader,
and this heap of ruins
shall be under your rule”;
7in that day he will speak out, saying:
“I will not be a o  healer;
Hebrew binder of wounds

in my house there is neither bread nor cloak;
you shall not make me
leader of the people.”
8For Jerusalem has stumbled,
and Judah has fallen,
because their q  speech and their deeds are against the  Lord,
r  defying his glorious presence.
Hebrew the eyes of his glory

Isaiah 5:15

15 t  Man is humbled, and each one is brought low,
and the eyes of the haughty
Hebrew high
are brought low.

Isaiah 9:14-17

14So the  Lord cut off from Israel v  head and tail,
palm branch and reed in one day
15 w  the elder and honored man is the head,
and x  the prophet who teaches lies is the tail;
16for those who guide this people have been leading them astray,
and those who are guided by them are swallowed up.
17Therefore the Lord does not y  rejoice over their young men,
and has no compassion on their fatherless and widows;
for everyone is z  godless and an evildoer,
and every mouth speaks aa  folly.
Or  speaks disgraceful things

ac  For all this his anger has not turned away,
and his hand is stretched out still.

Jeremiah 5:3-6

3O  Lord, do not your eyes look for truth?
ad  You have struck them down,
but they felt no anguish;
you have consumed them,
but they refused to take correction.
ae  They have made their faces harder than rock;
they have refused to repent.
4 Then I said, “These are only the poor;
they have no sense;
af  for they do not know the way of the  Lord,
the justice of their God.
5I will go to the great
and will speak to them,
for they know the way of the  Lord,
the justice of their God.”
ag  But they all alike had broken the yoke;
they had burst the bonds.
6 Therefore ah  a lion from the forest shall strike them down;
a ai  wolf from the desert shall devastate them.
aj  A leopard is watching their cities;
everyone who goes out of them shall be torn in pieces,
because their transgressions are many,
their ak  apostasies are great.

Jeremiah 23:11-13

11 al  Both prophet and priest are ungodly;
even am  in my house I have found their evil,

declares the  Lord.
12 an  Therefore their way shall be to them
like slippery paths ao  in the darkness,
into which they shall be driven and fall,
for I will bring disaster upon them
ap  in the year of their punishment,

declares the  Lord.
13In the prophets of aq  Samaria
ar  I saw an unsavory thing:
as  they prophesied by Baal
at  and led my people Israel astray.
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