Parallel Bible results for Jeremiah 6:21-30

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Jeremiah 6:21-30

KJV 21 Therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will lay stumblingblocks before this people, and the fathers and the sons together shall fall upon them; the neighbour and his friend shall perish . NIV 21 Therefore this is what the LORD says: "I will put obstacles before this people. Fathers and sons alike will stumble over them; neighbors and friends will perish." KJV 22 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, a people cometh from the north country, and a great nation shall be raised from the sides of the earth. NIV 22 This is what the LORD says: "Look, an army is coming from the land of the north; a great nation is being stirred up from the ends of the earth. KJV 23 They shall lay hold on bow and spear; they are cruel, and have no mercy ; their voice roareth like the sea; and they ride upon horses, set in array as men for war against thee, O daughter of Zion. NIV 23 They are armed with bow and spear; they are cruel and show no mercy. They sound like the roaring sea as they ride on their horses; they come like men in battle formation to attack you, O Daughter of Zion." KJV 24 We have heard the fame thereof: our hands wax feeble : anguish hath taken hold of us, and pain, as of a woman in travail . NIV 24 We have heard reports about them, and our hands hang limp. Anguish has gripped us, pain like that of a woman in labor. KJV 25 Go not forth into the field, nor walk by the way; for the sword of the enemy and fear is on every side. NIV 25 Do not go out to the fields or walk on the roads, for the enemy has a sword, and there is terror on every side. KJV 26 O daughter of my people, gird thee with sackcloth, and wallow thyself in ashes: make thee mourning, as for an only son, most bitter lamentation: for the spoiler shall suddenly come upon us. NIV 26 O my people, put on sackcloth and roll in ashes; mourn with bitter wailing as for an only son, for suddenly the destroyer will come upon us. KJV 27 I have set thee for a tower and a fortress among my people, that thou mayest know and try their way. NIV 27 "I have made you a tester of metals and my people the ore, that you may observe and test their ways. KJV 28 They are all grievous revolters , walking with slanders: they are brass and iron; they are all corrupters . NIV 28 They are all hardened rebels, going about to slander. They are bronze and iron; they all act corruptly. KJV 29 The bellows are burned , the lead is consumed of the fire ; the founder melteth in vain: for the wicked are not plucked away . NIV 29 The bellows blow fiercely to burn away the lead with fire, but the refining goes on in vain; the wicked are not purged out. KJV 30 Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the LORD hath rejected them. NIV 30 They are called rejected silver, because the LORD has rejected them."