Jeremiah 5:7–8; Jeremiah 9:2

lHow can I pardon you?

Your children have forsaken me

mand have sworn by those who are no gods.

nWhen I fed them to the full,

othey committed adultery

pand trooped to the houses of whores.

They were well-fed, lusty stallions,

qeach neighing rfor his neighbor's wife.


1 Oh that I had in the desert

a travelers' lodging place,

that I might leave my people

and go away from them!

For they are all nadulterers,

a company of otreacherous men.