Jeremiah 4:5-18 NIV

Disaster From the North

5 "Announce in Judah and proclaim1 in Jerusalem and say: 'Sound the trumpet2 throughout the land!' Cry aloud and say: 'Gather together! Let us flee to the fortified cities!'3

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6 Raise the signal4 to go to Zion! Flee for safety without delay! For I am bringing disaster5 from the north,6 even terrible destruction."

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7 A lion7 has come out of his lair;8 a destroyer9 of nations has set out. He has left his place to lay waste10 your land. Your towns will lie in ruins11 without inhabitant.

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8 So put on sackcloth,12 lament13 and wail, for the fierce anger14 of the LORD has not turned away from us.

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9 "In that day," declares the LORD, "the king and the officials will lose heart,15 the priests will be horrified, and the prophets will be appalled."16

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10 Then I said, "Ah, Sovereign LORD, how completely you have deceived17 this people and Jerusalem by saying, 'You will have peace,'18 when the sword is at our throats."

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11 At that time this people and Jerusalem will be told, "A scorching wind19 from the barren heights in the desert blows toward my people, but not to winnow or cleanse;

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12 a wind20 too strong for that comes from me.a Now I pronounce my judgments21 against them."

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    • a 4:12 - Or "comes at my command"
      13 Look! He advances like the clouds,22 his chariots23 come like a whirlwind,24 his horses25 are swifter than eagles.26 Woe to us! We are ruined!27

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      14 O Jerusalem, wash28 the evil from your heart and be saved.29 How long30 will you harbor wicked thoughts?

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      15 A voice is announcing from Dan,31 proclaiming disaster from the hills of Ephraim.32

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      16 "Tell this to the nations, proclaim it to Jerusalem: 'A besieging army is coming from a distant land,33 raising a war cry34 against the cities of Judah.35

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      17 They surround36 her like men guarding a field, because she has rebelled37 against me,' " declares the LORD.

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      18 "Your own conduct and actions38 have brought this upon you.39 This is your punishment. How bitter40 it is! How it pierces to the heart!"

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