KJV JER12 with Strong's Hebrew/GreekJER11.htm JER13.htm
12:1 Righteous [H6662] [art] thou, O LORD [H3068] , when I plead [H7378] with thee: yet let me talk [H1696] with thee of [thy] judgments [H4941] : Wherefore doth the way [H1870] of the wicked [H7563] prosper [H6743] ? [wherefore] are all they happy [H7951] that deal very [H899] treacherously [H898] ?(talk: or, reason the case with thee)
12:2 Thou hast planted [H5193] them, yea, they have taken root [H8327] : they grow [H3212] , yea, they bring forth [H6213] fruit [H6529] : thou [art] near [H7138] in their mouth [H6310] , and far from [H7350] their reins [H3629] .(they grow: Heb. they go on)
12:3 But thou, O LORD [H3068] , knowest [H3045] me: thou hast seen [H7200] me, and tried [H974] mine heart [H3820] toward thee: pull them out [H5423] like sheep [H6629] for the slaughter [H2878] , and prepare [H6942] them for the day [H3117] of slaughter [H2028] .(toward: Heb. with thee)
12:4 How long shall the land [H776] mourn [H56] , and the herbs [H6212] of every field [H7704] wither [H3001] , for the wickedness [H7451] of them that dwell [H3427] therein? the beasts [H929] are consumed [H5595] , and the birds [H5775] ; because they said [H559] , He shall not see [H7200] our last end [H319] .
12:5 If thou hast run [H7323] with the footmen [H7273] , and they have wearied [H3811] thee, then how canst thou contend [H8474] with horses [H5483] ? and [if] in the land [H776] of peace [H7965] , [wherein] thou trustedst [H982] , [they wearied thee], then how wilt thou do [H6213] in the swelling [H1347] of Jordan [H3383] ?
12:6 For even thy brethren [H251] , and the house [H1004] of thy father [H1] , even they have dealt treacherously [H898] with thee; yea, they have called [H7121] a multitude [H4392] after [H310] thee: believe [H539] them not, though they speak [H1696] fair words [H2896] unto thee.(they have called: or, they cried after thee fully)(fair: Heb. good things)
12:7 I have forsaken [H5800] mine house [H1004] , I have left [H5203] mine heritage [H5159] ; I have given [H5414] the dearly beloved [H3033] of my soul [H5315] into the hand [H3709] of her enemies [H341] .(the dearly: Heb. the love)
12:8 Mine heritage [H5159] is unto me as a lion [H738] in the forest [H3293] ; it crieth out [H5414] [H6963] against me: therefore have I hated [H8130] it.(crieth: or, yelleth: Heb. giveth out his voice)
12:9 Mine heritage [H5159] [is] unto me [as] a speckled [H6641] bird [H5861] , the birds [H5861] round about [H5439] [are] against her; come [H3212] ye, assemble [H622] all the beasts [H2416] of the field [H7704] , come [H857] to devour [H402] .(speckled: or, taloned)(come to: or, cause them to come to)
12:10 Many [H7227] pastors [H7462] have destroyed [H7843] my vineyard [H3754] , they have trodden [H947] my portion [H2513] under foot [H947] , they have made [H5414] my pleasant [H2532] portion [H2513] a desolate [H8077] wilderness [H4057] .(pleasant: Heb. portion of desire)
12:11 They have made [H7760] it desolate [H8076] , [and being] desolate [H8077] it mourneth [H56] unto me; the whole land [H776] is made desolate [H8074] , because no man [H376] layeth [H7760] [it] to heart [H3820] .
12:12 The spoilers [H7703] are come [H935] upon all high places [H8205] through the wilderness [H4057] : for the sword [H2719] of the LORD [H3068] shall devour [H398] 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] .
12:13 They have sown [H2232] wheat [H2406] , but shall reap [H7114] thorns [H6975] : they have put themselves to pain [H2470] , [but] shall not profit [H3276] : and they shall be ashamed [H954] of your revenues [H8393] because of the fierce [H2740] anger [H639] of the LORD [H3068] .(they shall: or, ye shall)
12:14 Thus saith [H559] the LORD [H3068] against all mine evil [H7451] neighbours [H7934] , that touch [H5060] the inheritance [H5159] which I have caused my people [H5971] Israel [H3478] to inherit [H5157] ; Behold, I will pluck them out [H5428] of their land [H127] , and pluck out [H5428] the house [H1004] of Judah [H3063] from among [H8432] them.
12:15 And it shall come to pass, after [H310] that I have plucked them out [H5428] I will return [H7725] , and have compassion [H7355] on them, and will bring them again [H7725] , every man [H376] to his heritage [H5159] , and every man [H376] to his land [H776] .
12:16 And it shall come to pass, if they will diligently [H3925] learn [H3925] the ways [H1870] of my people [H5971] , to swear [H7650] by my name [H8034] , The LORD [H3068] liveth [H2416] ; as they taught [H3925] my people [H5971] to swear [H7650] by Baal [H1168] ; then shall they be built [H1129] in the midst [H8432] of my people [H5971] .
12:17 But if they will not obey [H8085] , I will utterly [H5428] pluck up [H5428] and destroy [H6] that nation [H1471] , saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] .