Jeremiah 15 ©
The determined rejection and manifold judgments of the Jews. Jeremiah complaining that he is the object of universal hatred, God promiseth good to him amidst the general calamity. He complaineth of the evils he underwent for God's sake. God promiseth to support and favour him in the due discharge of his office.
And it shall come to pass, if they say unto thee, Whither shall we go forth? then thou shalt tell them, Thus saith the LORD; cSuch as are for death, to death; and such as are for the sword, to the sword; and such as are for the famine, to the famine; and such as are for the captivity, to the captivity.
Thou hhast forsaken me, saith the LORD, thou art gone backward: therefore will I istretch out my hand against thee, and destroy thee; jI am weary with repenting.
And kI will fan them with a fan in the gates of the land; I lwill bereave them of 4children, I will destroy my people, since they mreturn not from their ways.
nTheir widows are increased to me above the sand of the seas: I have brought upon them against the 5mother of the young men oa spoiler at noonday: I have caused him to fall upon it suddenly, and terrors upon the city.
She pthat hath borne seven languisheth: she hath given up the ghost; qher sun is gone down while it was yet day: she hath been ashamed and confounded: and rthe residue of them will I deliver to the sword before their enemies, saith the LORD.
¶sWoe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have tneither lent on *usury, nor men have lent to me on usury; yet every one of them doth curse me.
¶O LORD, athou knowest: remember me, and visit me, and revenge me of my persecutors; btake me not away in thy longsuffering: know that cfor thy sake I have suffered rebuke.
¶Therefore thus saith the LORD, If kthou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt lstand before me: and if mthou take forth the precious from the *vile, thou shalt be as my mouth: nlet them return unto thee; but return not thou unto them.
And oI will make thee unto this people a fenced brasen wall: and they shall fight against thee, but pthey shall not prevail against thee: for I am with thee to save thee and to deliver thee, saith the LORD.