My people have forgotten Me days without number.
They have polluted the land with their wickedness, yet they refuse to be ashamed. They have not known Me, therefore they have no understanding. They are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge. How shall I pardon these people for this? Shall I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?
You have a defiant and rebellious heart; your sins have withheld good from you. Do not pray for this people, nor lift up a cry or prayer for them, nor make intercession to Me; I will not hear. You are a nation that does not obey the voice of the Lord your God, nor receive correction. Truth has perished from among you. This people proceeds from evil to evil, and they do not know Me, says the Lord. They weary themselves to willfully commit perverse evil.
[From the Bible, Jeremiah ch. 2 – 9. Written ~600 years BC.]
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