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Jeremiah 14
New Revised Standard Version

The Great Drought

14The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah concerning the drought:H1697H3068H3414H1697H1226 2Judah mourns and her gates languish; they lie in gloom on the ground, and the cry of Jerusalem goes up.H3063H56H8179H535H6937H776H6682H3389H5927 3Her 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 dismayed and cover their heads,H117H7971H6810H4325H935H1356H1360H4672H4325H7725H3627H7387H954H3637H2645H7218 4because the ground is cracked. Because there has been no rain on the land the farmers are dismayed; they cover their heads.H127H2865H1653H776H406H954H2645H7218 5Even the doe in the field forsakes her newborn fawn because there is no grass.H365H3205H7704H5800H1877 6The wild asses stand on the bare heights, they pant for air like jackals; their eyes fail because there is no herbage.H6501H5975H8205H7602H7307H8577H5869H3615H6212 7Although our iniquities testify against us, act, O LORD, for your name's sake; our apostasies indeed are many, and we have sinned against you.H3068H5771H6030H6213H8034H4878H7231H2398 8O hope of Israel, its savior in time of trouble, why should you be like a stranger in the land, like a traveler turning aside for the night?H4723H3478H3467H6256H6869H1616H776H732H5186H3885 9Why should you be like someone confused, like a mighty warrior who cannot give help? Yet you, O LORD, are in the midst of us, and we are called by your name; do not forsake us!H376H1724H1368H3201H3467H3068H7130H7121H8034H3240 10Thus says the LORD concerning this people: Truly they have loved to wander, they have not restrained their feet; therefore the LORD does not accept them, now he will remember their iniquity and punish their sins.H559H3068H5971H157H5128H2820H7272H3068H7521H2142H5771H6485H2403 11The LORD said to me: Do not pray for the welfare of this people.H559H3068H6419H5971H2896 12Although they fast, I do not hear their cry, and although they offer burnt offering and grain offering, I do not accept them; but by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence I consume them.H6684H8085H7440H5927H5930H4503H7521H3615H2719H7458H1698

Denunciation of Lying Prophets

13Then I said: "Ah, Lord GOD! Here are the prophets saying to them, 'You shall not see the sword, nor shall you have famine, but I will give you true peace in this place.'"H559H162H136H3069H5030H559H7200H2719H7458H5414H571H7965H4725 14And 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.H3068H559H5030H5012H8267H8034H7971H6680H1696H5012H8267H2377H7081H457H434H8649H3820 15Therefore thus says the LORD concerning the prophets who prophesy in my name though I did not send them, and who say, "Sword and famine shall not come on this land": By sword and famine those prophets shall be consumed.H559H3068H5030H5012H8034H7971H559H2719H7458H776H2719H7458H5030H8552 16And the people to whom they prophesy shall be thrown out into the streets of Jerusalem, victims of famine and sword. There shall be no one to bury them—themselves, their wives, their sons, and their daughters. For I will pour out their wickedness upon them.H5971H5012H7993H2351H3389H6440H7458H2719H6912H1992H802H1121H1323H8210H7451 17You 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—my people—is struck down with a crushing blow, with a very grievous wound.H559H1697H5869H3381H1832H3915H3119H1820H1330H1323H5971H7665H1419H7667H3966H2470H4347 18If I go out into the field, look—those killed by the sword! And if I enter the city, look—those sick with famine! For both prophet and priest ply their trade throughout the land, and have no knowledge.H3318H7704H2491H2719H935H5892H8463H7458H5030H3548H5503H776H3045

The People Plead for Mercy

19Have you completely rejected Judah? Does your heart loathe Zion? Why have you struck us down so that there is no healing for us? We look for peace, but find no good; for a time of healing, but there is terror instead.H3988H3988H3063H5315H1602H6726H5221H4832H6960H7965H2896H6256H4832H1205 20We acknowledge our wickedness, O LORD, the iniquity of our ancestors, for we have sinned against you.H3045H3068H7562H5771H1H2398 21Do not spurn us, for your name's sake; do not dishonor your glorious throne; remember and do not break your covenant with us.H5006H8034H5034H3678H3519H2142H6565H1285 22Can any idols of the nations bring rain? Or can the heavens give showers? Is it not you, O LORD our God? We set our hope on you, for it is you who do all this.H3426H1892H1471H1652H8064H5414H7241H3068H430H6960H6213


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