Jeremiah 17:12-18 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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12 From early on your Sanctuary was set high, a throne of glory, exalted! 12 A glorious throne, exalted from the beginning, is the place of our sanctuary.
13 O God, you're the hope of Israel. All who leave you end up as fools, Deserters with nothing to show for their lives, who walk off from God, fountain of living waters - and wind up dead! 13 O LORD, the hope of Israel, all who forsake you will be put to shame. Those who turn away from you will be written in the dust because they have forsaken the LORD, the spring of living water.
14 God, pick up the pieces. Put me back together again. You are my praise! 14 Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.
15 Listen to how they talk about me: "So where's this 'Word of God'? We'd like to see something happen!" 15 They keep saying to me, "Where is the word of the LORD? Let it now be fulfilled!"
16 But it wasn't my idea to call for Doomsday. I never wanted trouble. You know what I've said. It's all out in the open before you. 16 I have not run away from being your shepherd; you know I have not desired the day of despair. What passes my lips is open before you.
17 Don't add to my troubles. Give me some relief! 17 Do not be a terror to me; you are my refuge in the day of disaster.
18 Let those who harass me be harassed, not me. Let them be disgraced, not me. Bring down upon them the day of doom. Lower the boom. Boom! Keep the Sabbath Day Holy 18 Let my persecutors be put to shame, but keep me from shame; let them be terrified, but keep me from terror. Bring on them the day of disaster; destroy them with double destruction.