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Jeremiah 18 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The word that came to Jeremias from the Lord, saying: 1 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD:
2 Arise, and go down into the potter’s house, and there thou shalt hear my words. 2 "Go down to the potter's house, and there I will give you my message."
3 And I went down into the potter’s house, and behold he was doing a work on the wheel. 3 So I went down to the potter's house, and I saw him working at the wheel.
4 And the vessel was broken which he was making of clay with his hands: and turning he made another vessel, as it seemed good in his eyes to make it. 4 But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.
5 Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying: 5 Then the word of the LORD came to me:
6 Cannot I do with you, as this potter, O house of Israel, saith the Lord? behold as clay is in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel. 6 "O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter does?" declares the LORD. "Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.
7 I will suddenly speak against a nation, and against a kingdom, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy it. 7 If at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and destroyed,
8 If that nation against which I have spoken, shall repent of their evil, I also will repent of the evil that I have thought to do to them. 8 and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned.
9 And I will suddenly speak of a nation and of a kingdom, to build up and plant it. 9 And if at another time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be built up and planted,
10 If it shall do evil in my sight, that it obey not my voice: I will repent of the good that I have spoken to do unto it. 10 and if it does evil in my sight and does not obey me, then I will reconsider the good I had intended to do for it.
11 Now therefore tell the men of Juda, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying: Thus saith the Lord: Behold I frame evil against you, and devise a device against you: let every man of you return from his evil way, and make ye your ways and your doings good. 11 "Now therefore say to the people of Judah and those living in Jerusalem, 'This is what the LORD says: Look! I am preparing a disaster for you and devising a plan against you. So turn from your evil ways, each one of you, and reform your ways and your actions.'
12 And they said; We have no hopes: for we will go after our own thoughts, and we will do every one according to the perverseness of his evil heart. 12 But they will reply, 'It's no use. We will continue with our own plans; each of us will follow the stubbornness of his evil heart.' "
13 Therefore thus saith the Lord: Ask among the nations: Who hath heard such horrible things, as the virgin of Israel hath done to excess? 13 Therefore this is what the LORD says: "Inquire among the nations: Who has ever heard anything like this? A most horrible thing has been done by Virgin Israel.
14 Shall the snow of Libanus fail from the rock of the field? or can the cold waters that gush out and run down, be taken away? 14 Does the snow of Lebanon ever vanish from its rocky slopes? Do its cool waters from distant sources ever cease to flow?
15 Because my people have forgotten me, sacrificing in vain, and stumbling in their ways, in ancient paths, to walk by them in a way not trodden: 15 Yet my people have forgotten me; they burn incense to worthless idols, which made them stumble in their ways and in the ancient paths. They made them walk in bypaths and on roads not built up.
16 That their land might be given up to desolation, and to a perpetual hissing: every one that shall pass by it, shall be astonished, and wag his head. 16 Their land will be laid waste, an object of lasting scorn; all who pass by will be appalled and will shake their heads.
17 As a burning wind will I scatter them before the enemy: I will shew them the back, and not the face, in the day of their destruction. 17 Like a wind from the east, I will scatter them before their enemies; I will show them my back and not my face in the day of their disaster."
18 And they said: Come, and let us invent devices against Jeremias: for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet: come, and let us strike him with the tongue, and let us give no heed to all his words. 18 They said, "Come, let's make plans against Jeremiah; for the teaching of the law by the priest will not be lost, nor will counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophets. So come, let's attack him with our tongues and pay no attention to anything he says."
19 Give heed to me, O Lord, and hear the voice of my adversaries. 19 Listen to me, O LORD; hear what my accusers are saying!
20 Shall evil be rendered for good, because they have digged a pit for my soul? Remember that I have stood in thy sight, to speak good for them, and to turn away thy indignation from them. 20 Should good be repaid with evil? Yet they have dug a pit for me. Remember that I stood before you and spoke in their behalf to turn your wrath away from them.
21 Therefore deliver up their children to famine, and bring them into the hands of the sword: let their wives be bereaved of children and widows: and let their husbands be slain by death: let their young men be stabbed with the sword in battle. 21 So give their children over to famine; hand them over to the power of the sword. Let their wives be made childless and widows; let their men be put to death, their young men slain by the sword in battle.
22 Let a cry be heard out of their houses: for thou shalt bring the robber upon them suddenly: because they have digged a pit to take me, and have hid snares for my feet. 22 Let a cry be heard from their houses when you suddenly bring invaders against them, for they have dug a pit to capture me and have hidden snares for my feet.
23 But thou, O Lord, knowest all their counsel against me unto death: not their iniquity, and let not their sin be blotted out from thy sight: let them be overthrown before thy eyes, in the time of thy wrath do thou destroy them. 23 But you know, O LORD, all their plots to kill me. Do not forgive their crimes or blot out their sins from your sight. Let them be overthrown before you; deal with them in the time of your anger.