Jeremiah 10:20-25 NIV

20 My tent1 is destroyed; all its ropes are snapped. My sons are gone from me and are no more;2 no one is left now to pitch my tent or to set up my shelter.

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21 The shepherds3 are senseless4 and do not inquire of the LORD;5 so they do not prosper6 and all their flock is scattered.7

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22 Listen! The report is coming-- a great commotion from the land of the north!8 It will make the towns of Judah desolate,9 a haunt of jackals.10

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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.11

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24 Correct me, LORD, but only with justice-- not in your anger,12 lest you reduce me to nothing.1314

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25 Pour out your wrath on the nations15 that do not acknowledge you, on the peoples who do not call on your name.16 For they have devoured17 Jacob; they have devoured him completely and destroyed his homeland.18

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