The Bible in Its Traditions

Jeremiah 14:17–22

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17  And thou shalt say this word unto them: Let mine eyes run down with tears night and day, and let them not cease; for the virgin daughter of my people is broken with a great breach, with a very grievous blow.

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18  If I go forth into the field, then behold the slain with the sword! And if I enter into the city, then behold them that are sick with famine! For both the prophet and the priest are gone about to a land, and knew it not.

18  “If I go out into the fields: behold, those slain by the sword. And if I enter into the city: behold, those weakened by famine. Likewise, the prophet, too, and the priest, have gone into a land that they did not know.

19  Hast Thou utterly rejected Judah? Hath Thy soul loathed Zion? Why hast Thou smitten us, and there is no healing for us? We looked for peace, but no good came; and for a time of healing, and behold terror!

19  Could you have utterly cast out Judah? Or has your soul abhorred Zion? Then why have you struck us, so much so that there is no health for us? We have waited for peace, but there is nothing good, and for the time of healing, and behold, trouble.

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20  We acknowledge, O YHWH, our wickedness, even the iniquity of our fathers; for we have sinned against Thee.

20  We know, O Lord, our sins, and the iniquities of our fathers: for we have sinned before thee.

20  O Lord, we acknowledge our impieties, the iniquities of our fathers, that we have sinned against you.

21  Do not contemn us, for Thy name's sake, do not dishonour the throne of Thy glory; remember, break not Thy covenant with us.

21  Refrain for thy name’s sake, destroy not the throne of thy glory: remember, break not thy covenant with us.

21  For the sake of your name, do not give us over into disgrace. And do not dishonor in us the throne of your glory. Remember, do not make void, your covenant with us.

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22  Are there any among the vanities of the nations that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? Art not Thou He, O YHWH our God, and do we not wait for Thee? For Thou hast made all these things.