Je 14:1The word of Jehovah that came to Jeremiah concerning the drought:

Je 14:2Judah mourns, / And her gates languish; / In black they mourn on the ground, / And the cry of Jerusalem goes up.

Je 14:3And their nobles send their servants for water; / They come to cisterns, / And they find no water; / They return with their vessels empty; / They are ashamed and confounded / And cover their heads.

Je 14:4Because the ground is cracked, / For there has been no rain on the earth, / The farmers are ashamed; / They cover their heads.

Je 14:5For even the hind in the field gives birth and abandons its young / Because there is no grass.

Je 14:6And the wild asses stand on the bare heights; / They pant after the wind like jackals; / Their eyes fail, / For there is no herbage.

Je 14:7Although our iniquities testify against us, / O Jehovah, act for Your name’s sake, / For our apostasies have become many; / We have sinned against You.

Je 14:8O Hope of Israel, / Its Savior in a time of distress, / Why should You be like a sojourner in the land, / Like a traveler who turns aside to lodge for the night?

Je 14:9Why should You be like an astonished man, / Like a mighty man who is unable to save? / Yet You are in our midst, O Jehovah, / And we are called by Your name; / Do not leave us.

Je 14:10Thus says Jehovah to this people, Even so they have loved to wander; they have not restrained their feet. Therefore Jehovah has no delight in them; now He will remember their iniquity and punish their sins.

Je 14:11And Jehovah said to me, Do not pray for the welfare of this people.

Je 14:12When they fast, I will not listen to their cry; when they offer up a burnt offering and a meal offering, I will not accept them; but by sword and by famine and by pestilence I will consume them.

Je 14:13And I said, Ah, Lord Jehovah! Indeed, the prophets say to them, You will not see sword, nor will you have famine, for I will give you assured peace in this place.

Je 14:14And Jehovah said to me, The prophets prophesy falsehood in My name; I did not send them or command them or speak to them. They are prophesying to you a false vision and divination and a worthless thing and the deceit of their own heart.

Je 14:15Therefore thus says Jehovah concerning the prophets who prophesy in My name, although I did not send them, yet they say, A sword and famine will not be in this land: By sword and by famine those prophets will be consumed.

Je 14:16And the people to whom they prophesy will be cast out into the streets of Jerusalem because of the famine and the sword; and there will be no one to bury them — them, their wives, and their sons and their daughters — and I will pour out their own wickedness on them.

Je 14:17And you shall speak this word to them, / Let my eyes run down with tears / Night and day, and let them not cease; / For the virgin daughter of my people is broken with great brokenness, / A very grievous wound.

Je 14:18If I go forth into the field — / Look, those slain by the sword; / And if I come into the city — / Look, those diseased with famine. / For both the prophet and the priest / Will go about in a land that they do not know.

Je 14:19Have You utterly rejected Judah? / Or does Your soul loathe Zion? / Why have You stricken us / So that there is no healing for us? / We looked for peace, but no good came; / And for a time of healing, but there was terror.

Je 14:20We acknowledge, O Jehovah, our wickedness, / The iniquity of our fathers, for we have sinned against You.

Je 14:21Do not hold us in contempt, for Your name’s sake; / Do not dishonor Your throne of glory; / Remember and do not break Your covenant with us.

Je 14:22Are there among the vanities of the nations any that can bring rain, / Or in the heavens any that can give showers? / Are You not He, O Jehovah our God? / Therefore we wait for You, / For You have made all these things.

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