Jeremiah’s Prayer

23 Lord, I know that people’s lives are not their own;
    it is not for them to direct their steps.(A)
24 Discipline me, Lord, but only in due measure—
    not in your anger,(B)
    or you will reduce me to nothing.(C)
25 Pour out your wrath on the nations(D)
    that do not acknowledge you,
    on the peoples who do not call on your name.(E)
For they have devoured(F) Jacob;
    they have devoured him completely
    and destroyed his homeland.(G)

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