Jeremiah 12:11-17 NIV

11 It will be made a wasteland,1 parched and desolate before me;2 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 sword3 of the LORD 4 will devour5 from one end of the land to the other;6 no one will be safe.7

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13 They will sow wheat but reap thorns; they will wear themselves out but gain nothing.8 So bear the shame of your harvest because of the LORD's fierce anger."9

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14 This is what the LORD says: "As for all my wicked neighbors who seize the inheritance10 I gave my people Israel, I will uproot11 them from their lands and I will uproot12 the house of Judah from among them.

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15 But after I uproot them, I will again have compassion13 and will bring14 each of them back to his own inheritance and his own country.

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16 And if they learn15 well the ways of my people and swear by my name, saying, 'As surely as the LORD lives'16--even as they once taught my people to swear by Baal17--then they will be established among my people.18

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17 But if any nation does not listen, I will completely uproot and destroy19 it," declares the LORD.

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