Righteous art thou, O LORD, when I plead with thee: yet let me talk with thee of thy judgments: Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper ? wherefore are all they happy that deal very treacherously ?
References for Jeremiah 12:1
Thou hast planted them, yea, they have taken root : they grow , yea, they bring forth fruit: thou art near in their mouth, and far from their reins.
References for Jeremiah 12:2
But thou, O LORD, knowest me: thou hast seen me, and tried mine heart toward thee: pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, and prepare them for the day of slaughter.