Jeremiah 12:7-17 NIV

7 "I will forsake1 my house, abandon2 my inheritance; I will give the one I love3 into the hands of her enemies.4

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8 My inheritance has become to me like a lion5 in the forest. She roars at me; therefore I hate her.6

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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.7

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10 Many shepherds8 will ruin my vineyard and trample down my field; they will turn my pleasant field into a desolate wasteland.9

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11 It will be made a wasteland,10 parched and desolate before me;11 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 sword12 of the LORD 13 will devour14 from one end of the land to the other;15 no one will be safe.16

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13 They will sow wheat but reap thorns; they will wear themselves out but gain nothing.17 So bear the shame of your harvest because of the LORD's fierce anger."18

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14 This is what the LORD says: "As for all my wicked neighbors who seize the inheritance19 I gave my people Israel, I will uproot20 them from their lands and I will uproot21 the house of Judah from among them.

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15 But after I uproot them, I will again have compassion22 and will bring23 each of them back to his own inheritance and his own country.

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16 And if they learn24 well the ways of my people and swear by my name, saying, 'As surely as the LORD lives'25--even as they once taught my people to swear by Baal26--then they will be established among my people.27

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17 But if any nation does not listen, I will completely uproot and destroy28 it," declares the LORD.

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