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How long will the land mourn
and the vegetation of the whole country wither?
Because of the wickedness of those who dwell in it,
the animals are consumed, and the birds;
for they said,
“He cannot see our latter end.” Bible

“Because of the wickedness of those who dwell in it​​​.” One of the great lessons of the Bible is that the behavior of people affects the land that they live on. This lesson is throughout the Old Testament (cp. Deut. 11:13-17; 28:1, 12, 15, 22-25, 38-40; Lev. 18:24-25; Ps. 107:33-34; Jer. 3:2-3; 12:4; 23:10; Amos 4:6-10). (See commentary on Lev. 18:25).


Commentary for: Jeremiah 12:4