Jeremiah 12 LEB

Jeremiah’s Complaint

1 You [will be] in the right, [O] Yahweh, when I complain to you. Even so, let me speak [my] claims with you. Why does [the] way of [the] wicked succeed? All those who deal treacherously with treachery are at ease.

References for Jeremiah 12:1

      2 Not only do you plant them, they take root. They grow, but also they produce fruit. You [are] near in their mouths, but far from their {inmost beings}.

      References for Jeremiah 12:2

        • a 12:2 - Literally "kidneys"
          3 But you, [O] Yahweh, you know me, you see me, and you test [that] my heart [is] with you. Tear them apart like sheep for [the] slaughtering, and set them apart for [the] day of slaughter.
          4 {How long} will the land mourn, and the vegetation of every field dry up, because of the wickedness of those who live in it? [The] animals and [the] birds are swept away, because they have said, "He does not see our future."

          References for Jeremiah 12:4

            • b 12:4 - Literally "Until when"
            • c 12:4 - Hebrew "bird"

              The Lord’s Reply

              5 "If you run with foot soldiers and they have made you weary, then how will you compete with horses? If you have fallen in {a peaceful land}, then how will you do in the thickets of the Jordan?

              References for Jeremiah 12:5

                • d 12:5 - Literally "a land of peace"
                  6 For even your relatives, and the house of your father, even they have dealt treacherously with you, even they call {loudly} after you. You must not trust in them, though they speak kindly to you.

                  References for Jeremiah 12:6

                    • e 12:6 - Literally "full"
                      7 I have forsaken my house, I have abandoned my inheritance. I have given the beloved one of my {heart} into the hand of her enemies.

                      References for Jeremiah 12:7

                        • f 12:7 - Literally "soul"
                          8 My inheritance has become to me like a lion in the forest. She has lifted up against me her voice; {therefore} I hate her.

                          References for Jeremiah 12:8

                            • g 12:8 - Literally "unto thus"
                              9 The lair of [the] hyena [is] my inheritance to me, the birds of prey [are] all around her. Go, gather all of the animals of the field, bring [them] {to come and devour}.

                              References for Jeremiah 12:9

                                • h 12:9 - Hebrew "bird of prey"
                                • i 12:9 - Hebrew "animal"
                                • j 12:9 - Literally "to food"
                                  10 Many shepherds have destroyed my vineyard, they have trampled down my plot of land. They have made {my pleasant field} like the desert of desolation.

                                  References for Jeremiah 12:10

                                    • k 12:10 - Literally "the plot of land of my desire"
                                    • l 12:10 - Or "wilderness"
                                      11 They have made it a desolation. Desolate, it mourns to me. All the land is made desolate, but there is no person taking [it] to heart.
                                      12 Upon all [the] barren heights in the desert destroyers have come, for [the] sword of Yahweh devours, from [one] end of [the] land to the [other] end of the land, there is no peace for all flesh.

                                      References for Jeremiah 12:12

                                        • m 12:12 - Or "wilderness"
                                          13 They have sown wheat and they have reaped thorns. They are exhausted, they do not profit. And they will be ashamed of your produce, because of {the burning anger} of Yahweh."

                                          References for Jeremiah 12:13

                                            • n 12:13 - Literally "the blaze of the nose"
                                              14 Thus says Yahweh concerning all of the evil neighbors who touch the inheritance that I gave as an inheritance [to] my people Israel: "Look, I [am] about to drive them out from their land, and the house of Judah I will drive out from among them.
                                              15 {And then} after my driving them out, I will once again have compassion on them, and I will bring them back, each one to his inheritance, and each one to his land.

                                              References for Jeremiah 12:15

                                                • o 12:15 - Literally "And it will happen"
                                                  16 {And then}, if they diligently learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name, '{as Yahweh lives},' even as they taught my people to swear by Baal, then they will live in the midst of my people.

                                                  References for Jeremiah 12:16

                                                    • p 12:16 - Literally "And it will happen"
                                                    • q 12:16 - Literally "the life of Yahweh"
                                                      17 But if they do not listen, then {I will completely uproot and destroy that nation}." {declares} Yahweh.

                                                      References for Jeremiah 12:17

                                                        • r 12:17 - Literally "I will drive out the nation that driving out and destroying"
                                                        • s 12:17 - Literally "declaration of"