Like cages full of birds, so their houses are full of deceit. Therefore they have become powerful and rich.
Cross ReferencesJeremiah 8:5
Why then have these people turned away? Why does Jerusalem always turn away? They cling to deceit; they refuse to return.
You dwell in the midst of deception; in their deceit they refuse to know Me," declares the LORD.
Righteous are You, O LORD, when I plead before You. Yet I wish to contend with You: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all the faithless live at ease?
Can I forget any longer, O house of the wicked, the treasures of wickedness and the short ephah, which is accursed?
On that day I will punish all who leap over the threshold, who fill the house of their master with violence and deceit.
Chapter Outline1. The judgments of God upon the people, for their perverseness;
7. for their adultery;
10. for their impiety;
15. for their worship of idols;
19. for their contempt of God;
25. and for their great corruption in the civil state;
30. and ecclesiastical.
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