Jeremiah 14:7-17 NIV

7 Although our sins testify1 against us, O LORD, do something for the sake of your name.2 For our backsliding3 is great; we have sinned4 against you.

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8 O Hope5 of Israel, its Savior6 in times of distress,7 why are you like a stranger in the land, like a traveler who stays only a night?

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9 Why are you like a man taken by surprise, like a warrior powerless to save?8 You are among9 us, O LORD, and we bear your name;10 do not forsake11 us!

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10 This is what the LORD says about this people: "They greatly love to wander; they do not restrain their feet.12 So the LORD does not accept13 them; he will now remember14 their wickedness and punish them for their sins."15

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11 Then the LORD said to me, "Do not pray16 for the well-being of this people.

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12 Although they fast, I will not listen to their cry;17 though they offer burnt offerings18 and grain offerings,19 I will not accept20 them. Instead, I will destroy them with the sword,21 famine22 and plague."23

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13 But I said, "Ah, Sovereign LORD, the prophets24 keep telling them, 'You will not see the sword or suffer famine.25 Indeed, I will give you lasting peace26 in this place.' "

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14 Then the LORD said to me, "The prophets are prophesying lies27 in my name. I have not sent28 them or appointed them or spoken to them. They are prophesying to you false visions,29 divinations,30 idolatriesa and the delusions of their own minds.

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    • a 14:14 - Or "visions, worthless divinations"
      15 Therefore, this is what the LORD says about the prophets who are prophesying in my name: I did not send them, yet they are saying, 'No sword or famine will touch this land.' Those same prophets will perish31 by sword and famine.32

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      16 And the people they are prophesying to will be thrown out into the streets of Jerusalem because of the famine and sword. There will be no one to bury33 them or their wives, their sons or their daughters.34 I will pour out on them the calamity they deserve.35

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      17 "Speak this word to them: " 'Let my eyes overflow with tears36 night and day without ceasing; for my virgin37 daughter--my people-- has suffered a grievous wound, a crushing blow.38

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