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yourselves, and let us go into the defenced cities.
JER 4:6 Set up the standard toward Zion: retire, stay not: for I will
bring evil from the north, and a great destruction.
JER 4:7 The lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the
Gentiles is on his way; he is gone forth from his place to make thy land
desolate; and thy cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant.
JER 4:8 For this gird you with sackcloth, lament and howl: for the
fierce anger of the LORD is not turned back from us.
JER 4:9 And it shall come to pass at that day, saith the LORD, that the
heart of the king shall perish, and the heart of the princes; and the
priests shall be astonished, and the prophets shall wonder.
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