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Jeremiah 16:11-12

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 11 Then you shall say to them, 'Because your fathers have forsaken me, says the LORD, and have walked after other gods, and have served them, and have worshipped them, and have forsaken me, and have not kept my law;

 12 And you have done worse than your fathers; for behold, every one of you walks after the imagination of his evil heart and mind, and therefore you do not listen to and obey me.1 [Until cleansed by the Lord, every man's heart and mind is full of evil. From the Word of the Lord within: "As many as are at their savior's feet, there are six things I will put in order in front of your eyes:

  1. how evil proceeds out of the heart,
  2. and goes forth out of the mouth.
  3. how your heart longs for evil.
  4. how your feet are swift to run to evil.
  5. how your heart builds a strong tower as a bulwark of defense.
  6. how your heart is a mirror of the world; (the whole world lies in wickedness)."
We must persistently listen and obey completely to be cleansed.]

Genesis 8:21

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 21 And the LORD smelled a sweet savor, and the LORD said in his heart, "I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again destroy everything living, as I have done.1

Jeremiah 23:16-17

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 16 Thus says the Lord of hosts, "Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you; they make you vain; they speak a vision of their own heart, and not from the mouth of the LORD.

 17 They still say to those who despise me, 'The LORD has said that you shall have peace;' and they say to everyone who walks after the imagination of his own heart, 'No evil shall come upon you.'2

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