Jeremiah 15:8-18 NIV

8 I will make their widows1 more numerous than the sand of the sea. At midday I will bring a destroyer2 against the mothers of their young men; suddenly I will bring down on them anguish and terror.3

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9 The mother of seven will grow faint4 and breathe her last.5 Her sun will set while it is still day; she will be disgraced6 and humiliated. I will put the survivors to the sword7 before their enemies,"8 declares the LORD.

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10 Alas, my mother, that you gave me birth,9 a man with whom the whole land strives and contends!10 I have neither lent11 nor borrowed, yet everyone curses12 me.

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11 The LORD said, "Surely I will deliver you13 for a good purpose; surely I will make your enemies plead14 with you in times of disaster and times of distress.

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12 "Can a man break iron-- iron from the north15--or bronze?

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13 Your wealth16 and your treasures I will give as plunder,17 without charge,18 because of all your sins throughout your country.19

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14 I will enslave you to your enemies ina a land you do not know,20 for my anger will kindle a fire21 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.22 You are long-suffering23--do not take me away; think of how I suffer reproach for your sake.24

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      16 When your words came, I ate25 them; they were my joy and my heart's delight,26 for I bear your name,27 O LORD God Almighty.

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      17 I never sat28 in the company of revelers, never made merry with them; I sat alone because your hand29 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?30 Will you be to me like a deceptive brook, like a spring that fails?31

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