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Jeremiah 18

CEB 1 Jeremiah received the LORD's word: NRS 1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: CEB 2 Go down to the potter's house, and I'll give you instructions about what to do there. NRS 2 "Come, go down to the potter's house, and there I will let you hear my words." CEB 3 So I went down to the potter's house; he was working on the potter's wheel. NRS 3 So I went down to the potter's house, and there he was working at his wheel. CEB 4 But the piece he was making was flawed while still in his hands, so the potter started on another, as seemed best to him. NRS 4 The vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter's hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as seemed good to him. CEB 5 Then the LORD's word came to me: NRS 5 Then the word of the Lord came to me: CEB 6 House of Israel, can't I deal with you like this potter, declares the LORD? Like clay in the potter's hand, so are you in mine, house of Israel! NRS 6 Can I not do with you, O house of Israel, just as this potter has done? says the Lord. Just like the clay in the potter's hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel. CEB 7 At any time I may announce that I will dig up, pull down, and destroy a nation or kingdom; NRS 7 At one moment I may declare concerning a nation or a kingdom, that I will pluck up and break down and destroy it, CEB 8 but if that nation I warned turns from its evil, then I'll relent and not carry out the harm I intended for it. NRS 8 but if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, turns from its evil, I will change my mind about the disaster that I intended to bring on it. CEB 9 At the same time, I may announce that I will build and plant a nation or kingdom; NRS 9 And at another moment I may declare concerning a nation or a kingdom that I will build and plant it, CEB 10 but if that nation displeases and disobeys me, then I'll relent and not carry out the good I intended for it. NRS 10 but if it does evil in my sight, not listening to my voice, then I will change my mind about the good that I had intended to do to it. CEB 11 Now say to the people of Judah and those living in Jerusalem: This is what the LORD says: I am a potter preparing a disaster for you; I'm working out a plan against you. So each one of you, turn from your evil ways; reform your ways and your actions. NRS 11 Now, therefore, say to the people of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem: Thus says the Lord: Look, I am a potter shaping evil against you and devising a plan against you. Turn now, all of you from your evil way, and amend your ways and your doings. CEB 12 But they said, "What's the use! We will follow our own plans and act according to our own willful, evil hearts." NRS 12 But they say, "It is no use! We will follow our own plans, and each of us will act according to the stubbornness of our evil will." CEB 13 Therefore, the LORD proclaims: Ask among the nations: Have you ever heard anything like this? Virgin Israel has done the most horrible thing. NRS 13 Therefore thus says the Lord: Ask among the nations: Who has heard the like of this? The virgin Israel has done a most horrible thing. CEB 14 Does the snow on the mountains of Lebanon ever melt entirely off their rocky cliffs? Do the cool mountain streams ever dry up? NRS 14 Does the snow of Lebanon leave the crags of Sirion? Do the mountain waters run dry, the cold flowing streams? CEB 15 Yet my people have forgotten me; they have offered sacrifices to a lie. And so they have stumbled along the way, even along the ancient paths. They have taken side roads, not the main roads. NRS 15 But my people have forgotten me, they burn offerings to a delusion; they have stumbled in their ways, in the ancient roads, and have gone into bypaths, not the highway, CEB 16 They have ruined their country and brought utter shame on it. All who pass by are shocked and shake their heads. NRS 16 making their land a horror, a thing to be hissed at forever. All who pass by it are horrified and shake their heads. CEB 17 Like a strong east wind, I will scatter them before their enemy. When disaster strikes them, I will show them my back, not my face. NRS 17 Like the wind from the east, I will scatter them before the enemy. I will show them my back, not my face, in the day of their calamity. CEB 18 Then they said, "Come, let's unite against Jeremiah, for the priest's instruction won't fail, nor will the sage's counsel, nor the prophet's word. Come, let's silence him and pay no attention to his words." NRS 18 Then they said, "Come, let us make plots against Jeremiah—for instruction shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, let us bring charges against him, and let us not heed any of his words." CEB 19 Pay attention to me, LORD; listen to what my enemies are saying. NRS 19 Give heed to me, O Lord, and listen to what my adversaries say! CEB 20 Should evil be returned for good? Yet they have set traps for me. Remember that I stood before you, begging you to be merciful and not to punish them. NRS 20 Is evil a recompense for good? Yet they have dug a pit for my life. Remember how I stood before you to speak good for them, to turn away your wrath from them. CEB 21 Enough! Let their children starve; let them die by the sword. Let their wives be barren widows; let their men be slaughtered and their youth struck down in battle. NRS 21 Therefore give their children over to famine; hurl them out to the power of the sword, let their wives become childless and widowed. May their men meet death by pestilence, their youths be slain by the sword in battle. CEB 22 Let screams be heard from their homes when you suddenly bring armies against them. They have dug a pit to capture me, set traps for my feet. NRS 22 May a cry be heard from their houses, when you bring the marauder suddenly upon them! For they have dug a pit to catch me, and laid snares for my feet. CEB 23 But you, LORD, you know all their sinister plots to kill me. Don't overlook their wrongdoing; don't cleanse their sin from before you. May they stumble before you; when you become angry, do something about them. NRS 23 Yet you, O Lord, know all their plotting to kill me. Do not forgive their iniquity, do not blot out their sin from your sight. Let them be tripped up before you; deal with them while you are angry.

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