Jeremiah 14:2-12 NRS

2 Judah mourns and her gates languish; they lie in gloom on the ground, and the cry of Jerusalem goes up.
3 Her nobles send their servants for water; they come to the cisterns, they find no water, they return with their vessels empty. They are ashamed and dismayed and cover their heads,
4 because the ground is cracked. Because there has been no rain on the land the farmers are dismayed; they cover their heads.
5 Even the doe in the field forsakes her newborn fawn because there is no grass.
6 The wild asses stand on the bare heights, a they pant for air like jackals; their eyes fail because there is no herbage.

References for Jeremiah 14:6

    • ™ 14:6 - Or [the trails]
      7 Although our iniquities testify against us, act, O Lord, for your name's sake; our apostasies indeed are many, and we have sinned against you.
      8 O hope of Israel, its savior in time of trouble, why should you be like a stranger in the land, like a traveler turning aside for the night?
      9 Why should you be like someone confused, like a mighty warrior who cannot give help? Yet you, O Lord, are in the midst of us, and we are called by your name; do not forsake us!
      10 Thus says the Lord concerning this people: Truly they have loved to wander, they have not restrained their feet; therefore the Lord does not accept them, now he will remember their iniquity and punish their sins.
      11 The Lord said to me: Do not pray for the welfare of this people.
      12 Although they fast, I do not hear their cry, and although they offer burnt offering and grain offering, I do not accept them; but by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence I consume them.