Jeremiah 18:7-17 NIV

7 If at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and destroyed,

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8 and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned.
9 And if at another time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be built up and planted,

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10 and if it does evil in my sight and does not obey me, then I will reconsider the good I had intended to do for it.

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11 “Now therefore say to the people of Judah and those living in Jerusalem, ‘This is what the LORD says: Look! I am preparing a disaster for you and devising a plan against you. So turn from your evil ways, each one of you, and reform your ways and your actions.’

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12 But they will reply, ‘It’s no use. We will continue with our own plans; we will all follow the stubbornness of our evil hearts.’ ”

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13 Therefore this is what the LORD says: “Inquire among the nations: Who has ever heard anything like this? A most horrible thing has been done by Virgin Israel.

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14 Does the snow of Lebanon ever vanish from its rocky slopes? Do its cool waters from distant sources ever stop flowing?a

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    • x 18:14 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this sentence is uncertain.
      15 Yet my people have forgotten me; they burn incense to worthless idols, which made them stumble in their ways, in the ancient paths. They made them walk in byways, on roads not built up.

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      16 Their land will be an object of horror and of lasting scorn; all who pass by will be appalled and will shake their heads.

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      17 Like a wind from the east, I will scatter them before their enemies; I will show them my back and not my face in the day of their disaster.”

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