Jeremiah 5:7-17 NIV

7 "Why should I forgive you? Your children have forsaken me and sworn1 by gods that are not gods.2 I supplied all their needs, yet they committed adultery3 and thronged to the houses of prostitutes.4

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8 They are well-fed, lusty stallions, each neighing for another man's wife.5

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9 Should I not punish them for this?"6 declares the LORD. "Should I not avenge7 myself on such a nation as this?

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      10 "Go through her vineyards and ravage them, but do not destroy them completely.8 Strip off her branches, for these people do not belong to the LORD.

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      11 The house of Israel and the house of Judah have been utterly unfaithful9 to me," declares the LORD.

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      12 They have lied10 about the LORD; they said, "He will do nothing! No harm will come to us;11 we will never see sword or famine.12

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      13 The prophets13 are but wind14 and the word is not in them; so let what they say be done to them."

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      14 Therefore this is what the LORD God Almighty says: "Because the people have spoken these words, I will make my words in your mouth15 a fire16 and these people the wood it consumes.17

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      15 O house of Israel," declares the LORD, "I am bringing a distant nation18 against you-- an ancient and enduring nation, a people whose language19 you do not know, whose speech you do not understand.

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      16 Their quivers20 are like an open grave; all of them are mighty warriors.

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      17 They will devour2122 your harvests and food, devour2324 your sons and daughters; they will devour25 your flocks and herds, devour your vines and fig trees.26 With the sword27 they will destroy the fortified cities28 in which you trust.29

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