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Jeremiah 5:9-19 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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9 Should I not punish them for these things? [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration. Should I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this? 9 Should I not punish them for this?" declares the LORD. "Should I not avenge myself on such a nation as this?
10 Go up among her vineyard terraces and destroy them, but do not finish them off. Prune away her shoots, for they do not belong to the Lord. 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 They, the house of Israel and the house of Judah, have dealt very treacherously with Me. [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration. 11 The house of Israel and the house of Judah have been utterly unfaithful to me," declares the LORD.
12 They have contradicted the Lord and insisted, "It won't happen. Harm won't come to us; we won't see sword or 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 The prophets become [only] wind, for the [Lord's] word is not in them. This will in fact happen to them. 13 The prophets are but wind and the word is not in them; so let what they say be done to them."
14 Therefore, this is what the Lord God of Hosts says: Because you have spoken this word, I am going to make My words become fire in your mouth. These people are the wood, and the fire will consume 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 I am about to bring a nation from far away against you, house of Israel. [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration. It is an established nation, an ancient nation, a nation whose language you do not know and whose speech you do not understand. 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 like an open grave; they are all mighty warriors. 16 Their quivers are like an open grave; all of them are mighty warriors.
17 They will consume your harvest and your food. They will consume your sons and your daughters. They will consume your flocks and your herds. They will consume your vines and your fig trees. They will destroy with the sword your fortified cities in which you trust. 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 "But even in those days"-[this is] the Lord's declaration-"I will not finish you off. 18 "Yet even in those days," declares the LORD, "I will not destroy you completely.
19 When people ask: For what offense has the Lord our God done all these things to us? You will respond to them: Just as you abandoned Me and served foreign gods in your land, so will you 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.'