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And the burden of the LORD shall ye mention no more: for every man's word shall be his burden; for ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the LORD of hosts our God.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

23:36 perverted the words of the living God. Note II Peter 3:16. It is a serious matter to “pervert” or “wrest” the revealed words of God, making them say something other than their plain meaning, in order to accommodate some human opinion. This particular sin is surely as common today as in the days of the false prophets rebuked by Jeremiah.

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