Jeremiah 15:11-21 NIV

11 The LORD said, "Surely I will deliver you1 for a good purpose; surely I will make your enemies plead2 with you in times of disaster and times of distress.

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12 "Can a man break iron-- iron from the north3--or bronze?

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13 Your wealth4 and your treasures I will give as plunder,5 without charge,6 because of all your sins throughout your country.7

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14 I will enslave you to your enemies ina a land you do not know,8 for my anger will kindle a fire9 that will burn against you."

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    • a 15:14 - Some Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint and Syriac (see also Jer. 17:4); most Hebrew manuscripts "I will cause your enemies to bring you / into"
      15 You understand, O LORD; remember me and care for me. Avenge me on my persecutors.10 You are long-suffering11--do not take me away; think of how I suffer reproach for your sake.12

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      16 When your words came, I ate13 them; they were my joy and my heart's delight,14 for I bear your name,15 O LORD God Almighty.

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      17 I never sat16 in the company of revelers, never made merry with them; I sat alone because your hand17 was on me and you had filled me with indignation.

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      18 Why is my pain unending and my wound grievous and incurable?18 Will you be to me like a deceptive brook, like a spring that fails?19

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      19 Therefore this is what the LORD says: "If you repent, I will restore you that you may serve20 me; if you utter worthy, not worthless, words, you will be my spokesman.21 Let this people turn to you, but you must not turn to them.

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      20 I will make you a wall22 to this people, a fortified wall of bronze; they will fight against you but will not overcome23 you, for I am with you to rescue and save you,"24 declares the LORD.

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      21 "I will save25 you from the hands of the wicked26 and redeem27 you from the grasp of the cruel."28

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