Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.'
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?
If you would get a contented life, do not grasp too much of the world, do not take in more of the business of the world than God calls you to.
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise.
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.
I will weep and wail for the mountains and take up a lament concerning the desert pastures. They are desolate and untraveled, and the lowing of cattle is not heard. The birds of the air have fled and the animals are gone.
Do not let the prophets and diviners among you deceive you. Do not listen to the dreams you encourage them to have.
New Living Translation
And work for the peace and prosperity of the city where I sent you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, for its welfare will determine your welfare.
It is contrary to the worship that is in contentedness.
The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of the Lord; and what wisdom is in them?
Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce.
The LORD has raised up prophets for us in Babylon,
Do not say, 'I am only a boy'; for you shall go to all to whom I send you, and you shall speak whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, says the Lord.
Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging-place of wayfaring men!
We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America's chickens are coming home to roost.
We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye,
Thy return Posterity shall witness. Years must roll away, but then at length the splendid sight again shall greet our distant children's eyes.
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