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Jeremiah 16:19-21 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

The Lord Gives Strength

I prayed to the Lord:

19 Our Lord, you are the one
    who gives me strength
and protects me like a fortress
    when I am in trouble.
People will come to you
    from distant nations and say,
“Our ancestors worshiped
    false and useless gods,
20 worthless idols
    made by human hands.”

21 Then the Lord replied,
“That’s why I will teach them
    about my power,
and they will know
    that I am the true God.”

Jeremiah 16:19-21 New International Version (NIV)

19 Lord, my strength and my fortress,
    my refuge in time of distress,
to you the nations will come
    from the ends of the earth and say,
“Our ancestors possessed nothing but false gods,
    worthless idols that did them no good.
20 Do people make their own gods?
    Yes, but they are not gods!”

21 “Therefore I will teach them—
    this time I will teach them
    my power and might.
Then they will know
    that my name is the Lord.

New International Version (NIV)

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