Jeremiah 12:9-17 NIV

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.1

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10 Many shepherds2 will ruin my vineyard and trample down my field; they will turn my pleasant field into a desolate wasteland.3

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11 It will be made a wasteland,4 parched and desolate before me;5 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 sword6 of the LORD 7 will devour8 from one end of the land to the other;9 no one will be safe.10

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13 They will sow wheat but reap thorns; they will wear themselves out but gain nothing.11 So bear the shame of your harvest because of the LORD's fierce anger."12

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14 This is what the LORD says: "As for all my wicked neighbors who seize the inheritance13 I gave my people Israel, I will uproot14 them from their lands and I will uproot15 the house of Judah from among them.

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15 But after I uproot them, I will again have compassion16 and will bring17 each of them back to his own inheritance and his own country.

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16 And if they learn18 well the ways of my people and swear by my name, saying, 'As surely as the LORD lives'19--even as they once taught my people to swear by Baal20--then they will be established among my people.21

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17 But if any nation does not listen, I will completely uproot and destroy22 it," declares the LORD.

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