Jeremiah 10:17-25 NIV

Coming Destruction

17 Gather up your belongings1 to leave the land, you who live under siege.

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18 For this is what the LORD says: "At this time I will hurl2 out those who live in this land; I will bring distress3 on them so that they may be captured."

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19 Woe to me because of my injury! My wound4 is incurable! Yet I said to myself, "This is my sickness, and I must endure5 it."

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20 My tent6 is destroyed; all its ropes are snapped. My sons are gone from me and are no more;7 no one is left now to pitch my tent or to set up my shelter.

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21 The shepherds8 are senseless9 and do not inquire of the LORD;10 so they do not prosper11 and all their flock is scattered.12

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22 Listen! The report is coming-- a great commotion from the land of the north!13 It will make the towns of Judah desolate,14 a haunt of jackals.15

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Jeremiah's Prayer

23 I know, O LORD, that a man's life is not his own; it is not for man to direct his steps.16

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24 Correct me, LORD, but only with justice-- not in your anger,17 lest you reduce me to nothing.1819

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25 Pour out your wrath on the nations20 that do not acknowledge you, on the peoples who do not call on your name.21 For they have devoured22 Jacob; they have devoured him completely and destroyed his homeland.23

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