Jeremiah 12:6-16 NIV

6 Your brothers, your own family-- even they have betrayed you; they have raised a loud cry against you.1 Do not trust them, though they speak well of you.2

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7 "I will forsake3 my house, abandon4 my inheritance; I will give the one I love5 into the hands of her enemies.6

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8 My inheritance has become to me like a lion7 in the forest. She roars at me; therefore I hate her.8

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9 Has not my inheritance become to me like a speckled bird of prey that other birds of prey surround and attack? Go and gather all the wild beasts; bring them to devour.9

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10 Many shepherds10 will ruin my vineyard and trample down my field; they will turn my pleasant field into a desolate wasteland.11

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11 It will be made a wasteland,12 parched and desolate before me;13 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 sword14 of the LORD 15 will devour16 from one end of the land to the other;17 no one will be safe.18

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13 They will sow wheat but reap thorns; they will wear themselves out but gain nothing.19 So bear the shame of your harvest because of the LORD's fierce anger."20

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14 This is what the LORD says: "As for all my wicked neighbors who seize the inheritance21 I gave my people Israel, I will uproot22 them from their lands and I will uproot23 the house of Judah from among them.

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15 But after I uproot them, I will again have compassion24 and will bring25 each of them back to his own inheritance and his own country.

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16 And if they learn26 well the ways of my people and swear by my name, saying, 'As surely as the LORD lives'27--even as they once taught my people to swear by Baal28--then they will be established among my people.29

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