31 The mighty man will become tinder
    and his work a spark;
both will burn together,
    with no one to quench the fire.(A)

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16 The Lord called you a thriving olive tree(A)
    with fruit beautiful in form.
But with the roar of a mighty storm
    he will set it on fire,(B)
    and its branches will be broken.(C)

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14 I will smash them one against the other, parents and children alike, declares the Lord. I will allow no pity(A) or mercy or compassion(B) to keep me from destroying(C) them.’”

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You have rejected(A) me,” declares the Lord.
    “You keep on backsliding.
So I will reach out(B) and destroy you;
    I am tired of holding back.(C)

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14 I will enslave you to your enemies
    in[a] a land you do not know,(A)
for my anger will kindle a fire(B)
    that will burn against you.”

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 15:14 Some Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint and Syriac (see also 17:4); most Hebrew manuscripts I will cause your enemies to bring you / into

Through your own fault you will lose
    the inheritance(A) I gave you.
I will enslave you to your enemies(B)
    in a land(C) you do not know,
for you have kindled my anger,
    and it will burn(D) forever.”

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27 But if you do not obey(A) me to keep the Sabbath(B) day holy by not carrying any load as you come through the gates of Jerusalem on the Sabbath day, then I will kindle an unquenchable fire(C) in the gates of Jerusalem that will consume her fortresses.’”(D)

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47 Say to the southern forest:(A) ‘Hear the word of the Lord. This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am about to set fire to you, and it will consume(B) all your trees, both green and dry. The blazing flame will not be quenched, and every face from south to north(C) will be scorched by it.(D) 48 Everyone will see that I the Lord have kindled it; it will not be quenched.(E)’”

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