Jeremiah 15:12-21 NLT

12 Can a man break a bar of iron from the north, or a bar of bronze?
13 At no cost to them, I will hand over your wealth and treasures as plunder to your enemies, for sin runs rampant in your land.
14 I will tell your enemies to take you as captives to a foreign land. For my anger blazes like a fire that will burn forever.a

References for Jeremiah 15:14

    • 15:14 - As in some Hebrew manuscripts (see also 17:4 ); most Hebrew manuscripts read will burn against you.
      15 Then I said, “ , you know what’s happening to me. Please step in and help me. Punish my persecutors! Please give me time; don’t let me die young. It’s for your sake that I am suffering.
      16 When I discovered your words, I devoured them. They are my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, O God of Heaven’s Armies.
      17 I never joined the people in their merry feasts. I sat alone because your hand was on me. I was filled with indignation at their sins.
      18 Why then does my suffering continue? Why is my wound so incurable? Your help seems as uncertain as a seasonal brook, like a spring that has gone dry.”
      19 This is how the responds: “If you return to me, I will restore you so you can continue to serve me. If you speak good words rather than worthless ones, you will be my spokesman. You must influence them; do not let them influence you!
      20 They will fight against you like an attacking army, but I will make you as secure as a fortified wall of bronze. They will not conquer you, for I am with you to protect and rescue you. I, the , have spoken!
      21 Yes, I will certainly keep you safe from these wicked men. I will rescue you from their cruel hands.”