Jeremiah 14 ©
A grievous dearth. The prophet's prayer. God will not be entreated for the people. Both the lying prophets, and the people who believe them, shall perish. Jeremiah is commanded to bewail their calamities.
And their nobles have sent their little ones to the waters: they dcame to the 2pits, and found no water; they returned with their vessels empty; ethey were ashamed and confounded, and fcovered their heads.
¶O mLORD, though our iniquities ntestify against us, odo thou it for thy name's sake: for pour backslidings are many; we have sinned against thee.
O qthe hope of Israel, rthe saviour thereof in time of trouble, swhy shouldest thou be as a stranger in the land, and tas a wayfaring man that turneth aside to tarry for a night?
¶Thus saith the LORD unto this people, xThus have they loved to wander, they have not refrained their feet, ytherefore the LORD doth not accept them; zhe will now remember their iniquity, and visit their sins.
bWhen they fast, I will not hear their cry; and cwhen they offer burnt offering and an *oblation, I will not accept them: but dI will consume them by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence.
Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets fprophesy lies in my name: gI sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and h*divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.
And the people to whom they prophesy kshall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem because of the famine and the sword; and they shall have none to bury them, them, their wives, nor their sons, nor their daughters: for I will pour ltheir wickedness upon them.
¶Therefore thou shalt say this word unto them; mLet mine eyes run down with tears night and day, and let them not cease: for nthe virgin daughter of my people ois broken with a great breach, with a very grievous blow.
qHast thou utterly rejected Judah? hath thy soul lothed Zion? why hast thou smitten us, and there is rno healing for us? swe looked for peace, and there is no good; and for the time of healing, and behold trouble!
Are there any among the xvanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? art ynot thou he, O LORD our God? therefore we will wait upon thee: for thou hast made all these things.