Thy dwelling is in the midst of deceit; by deceit they refused to know me, says Jehovah.
And they will say to God, Depart from us; and we desired not the knowledge of thy ways.
This evil people, refusing to hear my words, going in the stubbornness of their heart, and they will go after other gods to serve them and to worship to them, and it shall be as this girdle which shall not profit for anything.
And this is the judgment, that light has come into the world, and men rather loved darkness than light, for their works were evil.
O Jehovah, deliver my soul from lips of falsehood, from a tongue of deceit.
For that they hated knowledge, and chose not the fear of Jehovah:
As a cane full of birds, so their houses full of deceit: for this they were magnified and they will be rich.
Wherefore did this people of Jerusalem turn away a continual turning away? they laid hold upon deceit; they refused to turn back.
And I as a gentle lamb being brought to the slaughter; and I knew not that against me they purposed purposes: We will destroy the tree with its food, and we will cut him off from the land of the living, and his name shall no more be remembered.
And they will say, Come, and we will purpose purposes against Jeremiah; for law shall not perish from the priest, and counsel from the wise, and the word from the prophet Come, and we will strike him with the tongue, and we will not attend to any of his words.
For I heard the slander of many, terror from round about Announce ye, and we will announce. Every man of my peace watching my halting: perhaps he will be persuaded, and we shall prevail against him, and we will take our vengeance of him.
My people were cut off from not knowing: because thou didst reject knowledge and I will reject thee from being priest to me: and thou wilt forget the instructions of thy God; I will also forget thy sons, also I
And as they chose not to have God in knowledge, God delivered them to an adulterated purpose, to do things not fitting;