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Jeremiah 12 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:1 - Righteous are you, O LORD,
when I complain to you;
yet I would plead my case before you.
Why does the way of the wicked prosper?
Why do all who are treacherous thrive?

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:2 - You plant them, and they take root;
they grow and produce fruit;
you are near in their mouth
and far from their heart.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:3 - But you, O LORD, know me;
you see me, and test my heart toward you.
Pull them out like sheep for the slaughter,
and set them apart for the day of slaughter.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:4 - How long will the land mourn
and the grass of every field wither?
For the evil of those who dwell in it
the beasts and the birds are swept away,
because they said, “He will not see our latter end.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:5 - “If you have raced with men on foot, and they have wearied you,
how will you compete with horses?
And if in a safe land you are so trusting,
what will you do in the thicket of the Jordan?

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:6 - For even your brothers and the house of your father,
even they have dealt treacherously with you;
they are in full cry after you;
do not believe them,
though they speak friendly words to you.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:7 - “I have forsaken my house;
I have abandoned my heritage;
I have given the beloved of my soul
into the hands of her enemies.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:8 - My heritage has become to me
like a lion in the forest;
she has lifted up her voice against me;
therefore I hate her.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:9 - Is my heritage to me like a hyena’s lair?
Are the birds of prey against her all around?
Go, assemble all the wild beasts;
bring them to devour.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:10 - Many shepherds have destroyed my vineyard;
they have trampled down my portion;
they have made my pleasant portion
a desolate wilderness.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:11 - They have made it a desolation;
desolate, it mourns to me.
The whole land is made desolate,
but no man lays it to heart.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:12 - Upon all the bare heights in the desert
destroyers have come,
for the sword of the LORD devours
from one end of the land to the other;
no flesh has peace.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:13 - They have sown wheat and have reaped thorns;
they have tired themselves out but profit nothing.
They shall be ashamed of their[fn] harvests
because of the fierce anger of the LORD.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:14 - Thus says the LORD concerning all my evil neighbors who touch the heritage that I have given my people Israel to inherit: “Behold, I will pluck them up from their land, and I will pluck up the house of Judah from among them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:15 - And after I have plucked them up, I will again have compassion on them, and I will bring them again each to his heritage and each to his land.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:16 - And it shall come to pass, if they will diligently learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name, ‘As the LORD lives,’ even as they taught my people to swear by Baal, then they shall be built up in the midst of my people.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:17 - But if any nation will not listen, then I will utterly pluck it up and destroy it, declares the LORD.”
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