God's Message to me:
"Jeremiah, don't get married. Don't raise a family here.
I have signed the death warrant on all the children born in this country, the mothers who bear them and the fathers who beget them -
an epidemic of death. Death unlamented, the dead unburied, dead bodies decomposing and stinking like dung, all the killed and starved corpses served up as meals for carrion crows and mongrel dogs!"
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)