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Jeremiah 5:27-29 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

27 Their houses are as full of treachery
    as a bird-cage is of birds;
Therefore they grow powerful and rich,
28     fat and sleek.
They pass over wicked deeds;
    justice they do not defend
By advancing the claim of the orphan
    or judging the cause of the poor.
29 Shall I not punish these things?—oracle of the Lord;
    on a nation such as this shall I not take vengeance?

New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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