Jeremiah 12:10-17 NIV

10 Many shepherds1 will ruin my vineyard and trample down my field; they will turn my pleasant field into a desolate wasteland.2

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11 It will be made a wasteland,3 parched and desolate before me;4 the whole land will be laid waste because there is no one who cares.

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12 Over all the barren heights in the desert destroyers will swarm, for the sword5 of the LORD 6 will devour7 from one end of the land to the other;8 no one will be safe.9

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13 They will sow wheat but reap thorns; they will wear themselves out but gain nothing.10 So bear the shame of your harvest because of the LORD's fierce anger."11

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14 This is what the LORD says: "As for all my wicked neighbors who seize the inheritance12 I gave my people Israel, I will uproot13 them from their lands and I will uproot14 the house of Judah from among them.

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15 But after I uproot them, I will again have compassion15 and will bring16 each of them back to his own inheritance and his own country.

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16 And if they learn17 well the ways of my people and swear by my name, saying, 'As surely as the LORD lives'18--even as they once taught my people to swear by Baal19--then they will be established among my people.20

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17 But if any nation does not listen, I will completely uproot and destroy21 it," declares the LORD.

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