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Epifanie: Sesde Sondag na die Epifanie

Eerste lesing

Various Sayings

5The LORD says,

“I will condemn those

who turn away from me

and put their trust in human beings,

in the strength of mortals.

6They are like bushes in the desert,

which grow in the dry wilderness,

on salty ground where nothing else grows.

Nothing good ever happens to them.

7“But I will bless those

who put their trust in me.

8They are like trees growing near a stream

and sending out roots to the water.

They are not afraid when hot weather comes,

because their leaves stay green;

they have no worries when there is no rain;

they keep on bearing fruit.

9“Who can understand the human heart?

There is nothing else so deceitful;

it is too sick to be healed.

10I, the LORD, search human minds

and test human hearts.

I treat each one according to the way he lives,

according to what he does.”

Jeremiah 17:5-10GNBOpen in Bible reader
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