12Righteous art thou, O LORD, when I plead with thee: yet let me talk with thee of thy judgments: Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they happy that deal very treacherously?H6662H3068H7378H1696H4941H1870H7563H6743H7951H899H8982Thou hast planted them, yea, they have taken root: they grow, yea, they bring forth fruit: thou art near in their mouth, and far from their reins.H5193H8327H3212H6213H6529H7138H6310H7350H36293But thou, O LORD, knowest me: thou hast seen me, and tried mine heart toward thee: pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, and prepare them for the day of slaughter.H3068H3045H7200H974H3820H5423H6629H2878H6942H3117H20284How long shall the land mourn, and the herbs of every field wither, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein? the beasts are consumed, and the birds; because they said, He shall not see our last end.H776H56H6212H7704H3001H7451H3427H929H5595H5775H559H7200H319
The Lord Answers Jeremiah
5If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?H7323H7273H3811H8474H5483H776H7965H982H6213H1347H33836For even thy brethren, and the house of thy father, even they have dealt treacherously with thee; yea, they have called a multitude after thee: believe them not, though they speak fair words unto thee.H251H1004H1H898H7121H4392H310H539H1696H28967I have forsaken mine house, I have left mine heritage; I have given the dearly beloved of my soul into the hand of her enemies.H5800H1004H5203H5159H5414H3033H5315H3709H3418Mine heritage is unto me as a lion in the forest; it crieth out against me: therefore have I hated it.H5159H738H3293H5414H6963H81309Mine heritage is unto me as a speckled bird, the birds round about are against her; come ye, assemble all the beasts of the field, come to devour.H5159H6641H5861H5861H5439H3212H622H2416H7704H857H40210Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.H7227H7462H7843H3754H947H2513H947H5414H2532H2513H8077H405711They have made it desolate, and being desolate it mourneth unto me; the whole land is made desolate, because no man layeth it to heart.H7760H8076H8077H56H776H8074H376H7760H382012The spoilers are come upon all high places through the wilderness: for the sword of the LORD shall devour from the one end of the land even to the other end of the land: no flesh shall have peace.H7703H935H8205H4057H2719H3068H398H7097H776H7097H776H1320H796513They have sown wheat, but shall reap thorns: they have put themselves to pain, but shall not profit: and they shall be ashamed of your revenues because of the fierce anger of the LORD.H2232H2406H7114H6975H2470H3276H954H8393H2740H639H306814Thus saith the LORD against all mine evil neighbours, that touch the inheritance which I have caused my people Israel to inherit; Behold, I will pluck them out of their land, and pluck out the house of Judah from among them.H559H3068H7451H7934H5060H5159H5971H3478H5157H5428H127H5428H1004H3063H843215And it shall come to pass, after that I have plucked them out I will return, and have compassion on them, and will bring them again, every man to his heritage, and every man to his land.H310H5428H7725H7355H7725H376H5159H376H77616And it shall come to pass, if they will diligently learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name, The LORD liveth; as they taught my people to swear by Baal; then shall they be built in the midst of my people.H3925H3925H1870H5971H7650H8034H3068H2416H3925H5971H7650H1168H1129H8432H597117But if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, saith the LORD.H8085H5428H5428H6H1471H5002H3068
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