The Blue Letter Bible
Sponsors
BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search ESV
 [?]

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval
x
Search ESV

Let's Connect
x
Daily Devotionals
x

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans
x

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Jeremiah 14 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

toggle collapse
Choose a new font size and typeface
Listen to the Bible

Famine, Sword, and Pestilence

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:1 - The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah concerning the drought:

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:2 - “Judah mourns,
and her gates languish;
her people lament on the ground,
and the cry of Jerusalem goes up.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:3 - Her nobles send their servants for water;
they come to the cisterns;
they find no water;
they return with their vessels empty;
they are ashamed and confounded
and cover their heads.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:4 - Because of the ground that is dismayed,
since there is no rain on the land,
the farmers are ashamed;
they cover their heads.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:5 - Even the doe in the field forsakes her newborn fawn
because there is no grass.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:6 - The wild donkeys stand on the bare heights;
they pant for air like jackals;
their eyes fail
because there is no vegetation.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:7 - “Though our iniquities testify against us,
act, O LORD, for your name’s sake;
for our backslidings are many;
we have sinned against you.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:8 - O you hope of Israel,
its savior in time of trouble,
why should you be like a stranger in the land,
like a traveler who turns aside to tarry for a night?

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:9 - Why should you be like a man confused,
like a mighty warrior who cannot save?
Yet you, O LORD, are in the midst of us,
and we are called by your name;
do not leave us.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:10 - Thus says the LORD concerning this people:
“They have loved to wander thus;
they have not restrained their feet;
therefore the LORD does not accept them;
now he will remember their iniquity
and punish their sins.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:11 - The LORD said to me: “Do not pray for the welfare of this people.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:12 - Though they fast, I will not hear their cry, and though they offer burnt offering and grain offering, I will not accept them. But I will consume them by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence.”

Lying Prophets

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:13 - Then I said: “Ah, Lord GOD, behold, the prophets say to them, ‘You shall not see the sword, nor shall you have famine, but I will give you assured peace in this place.’”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:14 - And the LORD said to me: “The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I did not send them, nor did I command them or speak to them. They are prophesying to you a lying vision, worthless divination, and the deceit of their own minds.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:15 - Therefore thus says the LORD concerning the prophets who prophesy in my name although I did not send them, and who say, ‘Sword and famine shall not come upon this land’: By sword and famine those prophets shall be consumed.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:16 - And the people to whom they prophesy shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem, victims of famine and sword, with none to bury them—them, their wives, their sons, and their daughters. For I will pour out their evil upon them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:17 - “You shall say to them this word:
‘Let my eyes run down with tears night and day,
and let them not cease,
for the virgin daughter of my people is shattered with a great wound,
with a very grievous blow.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:18 - If I go out into the field,
behold, those pierced by the sword!
And if I enter the city,
behold, the diseases of famine!
For both prophet and priest ply their trade through the land
and have no knowledge.’”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:19 - Have you utterly rejected Judah?
Does your soul loathe Zion?
Why have you struck us down
so that there is no healing for us?
We looked for peace, but no good came;
for a time of healing, but behold, terror.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:20 - We acknowledge our wickedness, O LORD,
and the iniquity of our fathers,
for we have sinned against you.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:21 - Do not spurn us, for your name’s sake;
do not dishonor your glorious throne;
remember and do not break your covenant with us.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:22 - Are there any among the false gods of the nations that can bring rain?
Or can the heavens give showers?
Are you not he, O LORD our God?
We set our hope on you,
for you do all these things.
ESV

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version copyright © 2001, 2007, 2011, 2016 by Crossway Books and Bibles, a Publishing Ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

See detailed copyright information.

 
 
Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search ESV
Your Bible Version is the ESV
Go to Top
Link to This PageCite This Page
Share this pageFollow the BLB
Printable Page
 
 
Left Context Bar Edge 1Left Context Bar BackgroundLeft Context Bar Edge 2Previous BookPrevious ChapterQuick NavNext ChapterNext BookCopy VersesCopy OptionsShow StrongsFormat by Verse or ParagraphListen to the BibleRed Letter OnRight Context Bar Edge 2Right Context Bar BackgroundRight Context Bar Edge 1