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6th Sunday After Epiphany: Jeremiah 17.5-10

This Sunday’s Old Testament reading comes from Jeremiah 17:5-10 (NRSV):

Thus says the Lord: 

Cursed are those who trust in mere mortals 

and make mere flesh their strength, 

whose hearts turn away from the Lord. 

6 They shall be like a shrub in the desert, 

and shall not see when relief comes. 

They shall live in the parched places of the wilderness, 

in an uninhabited salt land. 

7 Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, 

whose trust is the Lord. 

8 They shall be like a tree planted by water, 

sending out its roots by the stream. 

It shall not fear when heat comes, 

and its leaves shall stay green; 

in the year of drought it is not anxious, 

and it does not cease to bear fruit. 

9 The heart is devious above all else; 

it is perverse— 

who can understand it? 

10 I the Lord test the mind 

and search the heart, 

to give to all according to their ways, 

according to the fruit of their doings.