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Jeremiah 12 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Jeremiah's Prayer

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:1 - Righteous are You, O LORD, that I would plead my case with You;
Indeed I would discuss matters of justice with You:
Why has the way of the wicked prospered?
Why are all those who deal in treachery at ease?

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:2 - You have planted them, they have also taken root;
They grow, they have even produced fruit.
You are near [fn]to their lips
But far from their [fn]mind.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:3 - But You know me, O LORD;
You see me;
And You examine my heart’s attitude toward You.
Drag them off like sheep for the slaughter
And [fn]set them apart for a day of carnage!

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:4 - How long is the land to mourn
And the vegetation of the countryside to wither?
For the wickedness of those who dwell in it,
Animals and birds have been snatched away,
Because men have said, “He will not see our latter ending.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:5 - “If you have run with footmen and they have tired you out,
Then how can you compete with horses?
If you fall down in a land of peace,
How will you do in the [fn]thicket of the Jordan?

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:6 - “For even your brothers and the household of your father,
Even they have dealt treacherously with you,
Even they have cried aloud after you.
Do not believe them, although they may say nice things to you.”

God's Answer

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:7 - “I have forsaken My house,
I have abandoned My inheritance;
I have given the beloved of My soul
Into the hand of her enemies.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:8 - “My inheritance has become to Me
Like a lion in the forest;
She has [fn]roared against Me;
Therefore I have come to hate her.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:9 - “Is My inheritance like a speckled bird of prey to Me?
Are the birds of prey against her on every side?
Go, gather all the beasts of the field,
Bring them to devour!

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:10 - “Many shepherds have ruined My vineyard,
They have trampled down My field;
They have made My pleasant field
A desolate wilderness.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:11 - [fn]It has been made a desolation,
Desolate, it mourns [fn]before Me;
The whole land has been made desolate,
Because no man lays it to heart.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:12 - “On all the [fn]bare heights in the wilderness
Destroyers have come,
For a sword of the LORD is devouring
From one end of the land even to the [fn]other;
There is no peace for [fn]anyone.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:13 - “They have sown wheat and have reaped thorns,
They have strained themselves [fn]to no profit.
But be ashamed of your [fn]harvest
Because of the fierce anger of the LORD.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:14 - Thus says the LORD concerning all My wicked neighbors who strike at the inheritance with which I have endowed My people Israel, “Behold I am about to uproot them from their land and will uproot the house of Judah from among them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:15 - “And it will come about that after I have uprooted them, I will again have compassion on them; and I will bring them back, each one to his inheritance and each one to his land.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:16 - “Then if they will really 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, they will be built up in the midst of My people.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:17 - “But if they will not listen, then I will uproot that nation, uproot and destroy it,” declares the LORD.
NASB Footnotes
Literally: in their mouth
Literally: kidneys
Literally: sanctify them
Literally: pride
Literally: raised her voice
Literally: One has made it
Or, upon
Or, caravan trails
Literally: other end of the land
Literally: all flesh
Literally: they do not profit
Literally: products
NASB

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