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Jeremiah 11:14-16 International Standard Version (ISV)

14 “Jeremiah,[a] don’t pray for this people and don’t cry or pray for them. I won’t listen when they cry out to me because of their disaster.

15 “What right does my beloved have in my house,
    when she has carried out many evil schemes?
Can sacrificial[b] flesh turn disaster away from you,
    so you can rejoice?”
16 The Lord once called you a green olive tree,
    with beautiful shape and fruit.
With a great roaring sound, he has set fire to it
    and its branches will be destroyed.

Footnotes:

  1. Jeremiah 11:14 Lit. You
  2. Jeremiah 11:15 Lit. holy
International Standard Version (ISV)

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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.

Footnotes:

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

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