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Jeremiah 11:14-16 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

14 “As for you, do not pray for these people. Do not raise up a cry or a prayer on their behalf, for I will not be listening when they call out to Me at the time of their disaster.

15 What right does My beloved have
to be in My house,
having carried out so many evil schemes?
Can holy meat[a] prevent your disaster[b]
so you can rejoice?
16 The Lord named you
a flourishing olive tree,
beautiful with well-formed fruit.
He has set fire to it,
and its branches are consumed[c]
with a great roaring sound.


  1. Jeremiah 11:15 = sacrificial meat
  2. Jeremiah 11:15 LXX; MT reads meat pass from you
  3. Jeremiah 11:16 Vg; MT reads broken

Jeremiah 11:14-16 New International Version (NIV)

14 “Do not pray for this people or offer any plea or petition for them, because I will not listen when they call to me in the time of their distress.

15 “What is my beloved doing in my temple
    as she, with many others, works out her evil schemes?
    Can consecrated meat avert your punishment?
When you engage in your wickedness,
    then you rejoice.[a]

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


  1. Jeremiah 11:15 Or Could consecrated meat avert your punishment? / Then you would rejoice
New International Version (NIV)

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