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The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

5:31 love to have it so. This is a sadly ironic indictment of both the people and their religious leaders. It is as true today as it was in Biblical times: the people generally get what they deserve in the way of leaders, both religious and political. God calls this situation “a wonderful and horrible thing” (Jeremiah 5:30).

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