Jeremiah 11

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The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah

Chapter 12

1

Righteous [art] thou, O LORD, when I plead4 with thee: yet let me talk17 with thee of [thy] judgments: Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper?1 [wherefore] are all they happy1 that deal very treacherously?6

2

Thou hast planted1 them, yea, they have taken root:19 they grow,4 yea, they bring forth1 fruit: thou [art] near in their mouth, and far from their reins.

3

But thou, O LORD, knowest1 me: thou hast seen4 me, and tried1 mine heart toward thee: pull them out54 like sheep for the slaughter, and prepare54 them for the day of slaughter.

4

How long shall the land mourn,4 and the herbs of every field wither,4 for the wickedness of them that dwell6 therein? the beasts are consumed,1 and the birds; because they said,1 He shall not see4 our last end.

5

If thou hast run1 with the footmen, and they have wearied55 thee, then how canst thou contend96 with horses? and [if] in the land of peace, [wherein] thou trustedst,6 [they wearied thee], then how wilt thou do4 in the swelling of Jordan?

6

For even thy brethren, and the house of thy father, even they have dealt treacherously1 with thee; yea, they have called1 a multitude after thee: believe55 them not, though they speak17 fair words unto thee.

7

I have forsaken1 mine house, I have left1 mine heritage; I have given1 the dearly beloved of my soul into the hand of her enemies.6

8

Mine heritage is unto me as a lion in the forest; it crieth1 out against me: therefore have I hated1 it.

9

Mine heritage [is] unto me [as] a speckled bird, the birds round about [are] against her; come3 ye, assemble3 all the beasts of the field, come54 to devour.

10

Many pastors6 have destroyed14 my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot,31 they have made1 my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.

11

They have made1 it desolate, [and being] desolate it mourneth1 unto me; the whole land is made desolate,8 because no man layeth6 [it] to heart.

12

The spoilers6 are come1 upon all high places through the wilderness: for the sword of the LORD shall devour6 from the [one] end of the land even to the [other] end of the land: no flesh shall have peace.

13

They have sown1 wheat, but shall reap1 thorns: they have put themselves to pain,8 [but] shall not profit:55 and they shall be ashamed1 of your revenues because of the fierce anger of the LORD.

14

Thus saith1 the LORD against all mine evil neighbours, that touch6 the inheritance which I have caused my people Israel to inherit;52 Behold, I will pluck6 them out of their land, and pluck out4 the house of Judah from among them.

15

And it shall come to pass, after that I have plucked them out2 I will return,4 and have compassion14 on them, and will bring them again,52 every man to his heritage, and every man to his land.

16

And it shall come to pass, if they will diligently2 learn4 the ways of my people, to swear9 by my name, The LORD liveth; as they taught14 my people to swear9 by Baal; then shall they be built8 in the midst of my people.

17

But if they will not obey,4 I will utterly2 pluck up1 and destroy15 that nation, saith7 the LORD.

Jeremiah 13