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Jeremiah 12 (WEBP)

[1] You are righteous, Yahweh, when I contend with you; yet I would like to plead a case with you. Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why are they all at ease who deal very treacherously?
[2] You have planted them. Yes, they have taken root. They grow. Yes, they produce fruit. You are near in their mouth, and far from their heart.
[3] But you, Yahweh, know me. You see me, and test my heart toward you. Pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, and prepare them for the day of slaughter.
[4] How long will the land mourn, and the herbs of the whole country wither? Because of the wickedness of those who dwell therein, the animals and birds are consumed; because they said, “He won’t see our latter end.”
[5] “If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you, then how can you contend with horses? Though in a land of peace you are secure, yet how will you do in the pride of the Jordan?
[6] For even your brothers, and the house of your father, even they have dealt treacherously with you! Even they have cried aloud after you! Don’t believe them, though they speak beautiful words to you.
[7] “I have forsaken my house. I have cast off my heritage. I have given the dearly beloved of my soul into the hand of her enemies.
[8] My heritage has become to me as a lion in the forest. She has uttered her voice against me. Therefore I have hated her.
[9] Is my heritage to me as a speckled bird of prey? Are the birds of prey against her all around? Go, assemble all the animals of the field. Bring them to devour.
[10] Many shepherds have destroyed my vineyard. They have trodden my portion under foot. They have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.
[11] They have made it a desolation. It mourns to me, being desolate. The whole land is made desolate, because no one cares.
[12] Destroyers have come on all the bare heights in the wilderness; for the sword of Yahweh devours from the one end of the land even to the other end of the land. No flesh has peace.
[13] They have sown wheat, and have reaped thorns. They have exhausted themselves, and profit nothing. You will be ashamed of your fruits, because of Yahweh’s fierce anger.”
[14] Yahweh says, “Concerning all my evil neighbors, who touch the inheritance which I have caused my people Israel to inherit: Behold, I will pluck them up from off their land, and will pluck up the house of Judah from among them.
[15] It will happen that after I have plucked them up, I will return and have compassion on them. I will bring them again, every man to his heritage, and every man to his land.
[16] It will happen, if they will diligently learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name, ‘As Yahweh lives;’ even as they taught my people to swear by Baal, then they will be built up in the middle of my people.
[17] But if they will not hear, then I will pluck up that nation, plucking up and destroying it,” says Yahweh.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Jeremiah 12 (KJVS)

[1] Righteous H6662 [art] thou, O LORD H3068, when I plead H7378 (8799) with thee: yet let me talk H1696 (8762) with thee of [thy] judgments H4941: Wherefore doth the way H1870 of the wicked H7563 prosper H6743 (8804)? [wherefore] are all they happy H7951 (8804) that deal very H899 treacherously H898 (8802)?
[2] Thou hast planted H5193 (8804) them, yea, they have taken root H8327 (8776): they grow H3212 (8799), yea, they bring forth H6213 (8804) fruit H6529: thou [art] near H7138 in their mouth H6310, and far from H7350 their reins H3629.
[3] But thou, O LORD H3068, knowest H3045 (8804) me: thou hast seen H7200 (8799) me, and tried H974 (8804) mine heart H3820 toward thee: pull them out H5423 (8685) like sheep H6629 for the slaughter H2878, and prepare H6942 (8685) them for the day H3117 of slaughter H2028.
[4] How long shall the land H776 mourn H56 (8799), and the herbs H6212 of every field H7704 wither H3001 (8799), for the wickedness H7451 of them that dwell H3427 (8802) therein? the beasts H929 are consumed H5595 (8804), and the birds H5775; because they said H559 (8804), He shall not see H7200 (8799) our last end H319.
[5] If thou hast run H7323 (8804) with the footmen H7273, and they have wearied H3811 (8686) thee, then how canst thou contend H8474 (8807) with horses H5483? and [if] in the land H776 of peace H7965, [wherein] thou trustedst H982 (8802), [they wearied thee], then how wilt thou do H6213 (8799) in the swelling H1347 of Jordan H3383?
[6] For even thy brethren H251, and the house H1004 of thy father H1, even they have dealt treacherously H898 (8804) with thee; yea, they have called H7121 (8804) a multitude H4392 after H310 thee: believe H539 (8686) them not, though they speak H1696 (8762) fair words H2896 unto thee.
[7] I have forsaken H5800 (8804) mine house H1004, I have left H5203 (8804) mine heritage H5159; I have given H5414 (8804) the dearly beloved H3033 of my soul H5315 into the hand H3709 of her enemies H341 (8802).
[8] Mine heritage H5159 is unto me as a lion H738 in the forest H3293; it crieth out H5414 (8804) H6963 against me: therefore have I hated H8130 (8804) it.
[9] Mine heritage H5159 [is] unto me [as] a speckled H6641 bird H5861, the birds H5861 round about H5439 [are] against her; come H3212 (8798) ye, assemble H622 (8798) all the beasts H2416 of the field H7704, come H857 (8685) to devour H402.
[10] Many H7227 pastors H7462 (8802) have destroyed H7843 (8765) my vineyard H3754, they have trodden H947 my portion H2513 under foot H947 (8790), they have made H5414 (8804) my pleasant H2532 portion H2513 a desolate H8077 wilderness H4057.
[11] They have made H7760 (8804) it desolate H8076, [and being] desolate H8077 it mourneth H56 (8804) unto me; the whole land H776 is made desolate H8074 (8738), because no man H376 layeth H7760 (8802) [it] to heart H3820.
[12] The spoilers H7703 (8802) are come H935 (8804) upon all high places H8205 through the wilderness H4057: for the sword H2719 of the LORD H3068 shall devour H398 (8802) from the [one] end H7097 of the land H776 even to the [other] end H7097 of the land H776: no flesh H1320 shall have peace H7965.
[13] They have sown H2232 (8804) wheat H2406, but shall reap H7114 (8804) thorns H6975: they have put themselves to pain H2470 (8738), [but] shall not profit H3276 (8686): and they shall be ashamed H954 (8804) of your revenues H8393 because of the fierce H2740 anger H639 of the LORD H3068.
[14] Thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068 against all mine evil H7451 neighbours H7934, that touch H5060 (8802) the inheritance H5159 which I have caused my people H5971 Israel H3478 to inherit H5157 (8689); Behold, I will pluck them out H5428 (8802) of their land H127, and pluck out H5428 (8799) the house H1004 of Judah H3063 from among H8432 them.
[15] And it shall come to pass, after H310 that I have plucked them out H5428 (8800) I will return H7725 (8799), and have compassion H7355 (8765) on them, and will bring them again H7725 (8689), every man H376 to his heritage H5159, and every man H376 to his land H776.
[16] And it shall come to pass, if they will diligently H3925 (8800) learn H3925 (8799) the ways H1870 of my people H5971, to swear H7650 (8736) by my name H8034, The LORD H3068 liveth H2416; as they taught H3925 (8765) my people H5971 to swear H7650 (8736) by Baal H1168; then shall they be built H1129 (8738) in the midst H8432 of my people H5971.
[17] But if they will not obey H8085 (8799), I will utterly H5428 (8800) pluck up H5428 (8804) and destroy H6 (8763) that nation H1471, saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068.

Young’s Literal Translation

Jeremiah 12 (YLT)

[1] Righteous art Thou, O Jehovah, When I plead towards thee, Only, judgments do I speak with Thee, Wherefore did the way of the wicked prosper? At rest have been all treacherous dealers.
[2] Thou hast planted them, yea, they have taken root, They go on, yea, they have made fruit, Near art Thou in their mouth, And far off from their reins.
[3] And Thou, O Jehovah, Thou hast known me, Thou seest me, and hast tried my heart with Thee, Draw them away as sheep to slaughter, And separate them for a day of slaughter.
[4] Till when doth the earth mourn, And the herb of the whole field wither? For the wickedness of those dwelling in it, Consumed have been beast and fowl, Because they said, ‘He doth not see our latter end.’
[5] For-with footmen thou hast run, And they weary thee, And how dost thou fret thyself with horses! Even in the land of peace, In which thou art confident- And how dost thou in the rising of Jordan!
[6] For even thy brethren and the house of thy father, Even they dealt treacherously against thee, Even they-they called after thee fully, Trust not in them, when they speak to thee good things.
[7] I have forsaken My house, I have left Mine inheritance, I have given the beloved of My soul Into the hand of her enemies.
[8] Mine inheritance hath been to Me as a lion in a forest, She gave forth against Me with her voice, Therefore I have hated her.
[9] A speckled fowl is Mine inheritance to Me? Is the fowl round about against her? Come, assemble, every beast of the field, Come ye for food.
[10] Many shepherds did destroy My vineyard, They have trodden down My portion, They have made My desirable portion Become a wilderness-a desolation.
[11] He hath made it become a desolation, The desolation hath mourned unto Me, Desolated hath been all the land, But there is no one laying it to heart.
[12] On all high places in the plain have spoilers come in, For the sword of Jehovah is consuming, From the end of the land even unto the end of the land, There is no peace to any flesh.
[13] They sowed wheat, and have thorns reaped, They have become sick-they profit not, And they have been ashamed of your increases, Because of the fierceness of the anger of Jehovah.
[14] Thus said Jehovah concerning all my evil neighbours, who are striking against the inheritance that I caused my people-Israel-to inherit: ‘Lo, I am plucking them from off their ground, And the house of Judah I pluck out of their midst.
[15] And it hath been, after My plucking them out, I turn back, and have pitied them, And I have brought them back, Each to his inheritance, and each to his land.
[16] And it hath come to pass, If they learn well the ways of My people, To swear by My name, ‘Jehovah liveth,’ As they taught My people to swear by Baal, Then they have been built up in the midst of My people.
[17] And if they do not hearken, Then I have plucked up that nation, Plucking up and destroying, An affirmation of Jehovah!’