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Jeremiah 5:10-20 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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10 Go ye up upon her walls, and destroy ; but make not a full end: take away her battlements; for they are not the LORD'S. 10 "Go through her vineyards and ravage them, but do not destroy them completely. Strip off her branches, for these people do not belong to the LORD.
11 For the house of Israel and the house of Judah have dealt very treacherously against me, saith the LORD. 11 The house of Israel and the house of Judah have been utterly unfaithful to me," declares the LORD.
12 They have belied the LORD, and said , It is not he; neither shall evil come upon us; neither shall we see sword nor famine: 12 They have lied about the LORD; they said, "He will do nothing! No harm will come to us; we will never see sword or famine.
13 And the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done unto them. 13 The prophets are but wind and the word is not in them; so let what they say be done to them."
14 Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them. 14 Therefore this is what the LORD God Almighty says: "Because the people have spoken these words, I will make my words in your mouth a fire and these people the wood it consumes.
15 Lo, I will bring a nation upon you from far, O house of Israel, saith the LORD: it is a mighty nation, it is an ancient nation, a nation whose language thou knowest not, neither understandest what they say . 15 O house of Israel," declares the LORD, "I am bringing a distant nation against you-- an ancient and enduring nation, a people whose language you do not know, whose speech you do not understand.
16 Their quiver is as an open sepulchre, they are all mighty men. 16 Their quivers are like an open grave; all of them are mighty warriors.
17 And they shall eat up thine harvest, and thy bread, which thy sons and thy daughters should eat : they shall eat up thy flocks and thine herds: they shall eat up thy vines and thy fig trees: they shall impoverish thy fenced cities, wherein thou trustedst , with the sword. 17 They will devour your harvests and food, devour your sons and daughters; they will devour your flocks and herds, devour your vines and fig trees. With the sword they will destroy the fortified cities in which you trust.
18 Nevertheless in those days, saith the LORD, I will not make a full end with you. 18 "Yet even in those days," declares the LORD, "I will not destroy you completely.
19 And it shall come to pass, when ye shall say , Wherefore doeth the LORD our God all these things unto us? then shalt thou answer them, Like as ye have forsaken me, and served strange gods in your land, so shall ye serve strangers in a land that is not yours. 19 And when the people ask, 'Why has the LORD our God done all this to us?' you will tell them, 'As you have forsaken me and served foreign gods in your own land, so now you will serve foreigners in a land not your own.'
20 Declare this in the house of Jacob, and publish it in Judah, saying , 20 "Announce this to the house of Jacob and proclaim it in Judah: