Jeremiah 10:18-25 NIV

18 For this is what the LORD says: "At this time I will hurl1 out those who live in this land; I will bring distress2 on them so that they may be captured."

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19 Woe to me because of my injury! My wound3 is incurable! Yet I said to myself, "This is my sickness, and I must endure4 it."

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20 My tent5 is destroyed; all its ropes are snapped. My sons are gone from me and are no more;6 no one is left now to pitch my tent or to set up my shelter.

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21 The shepherds7 are senseless8 and do not inquire of the LORD;9 so they do not prosper10 and all their flock is scattered.11

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22 Listen! The report is coming-- a great commotion from the land of the north!12 It will make the towns of Judah desolate,13 a haunt of jackals.14

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Jeremiah's Prayer

23 I know, O LORD, that a man's life is not his own; it is not for man to direct his steps.15

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24 Correct me, LORD, but only with justice-- not in your anger,16 lest you reduce me to nothing.1718

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25 Pour out your wrath on the nations19 that do not acknowledge you, on the peoples who do not call on your name.20 For they have devoured21 Jacob; they have devoured him completely and destroyed his homeland.22

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