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13 You are a spring of water
    giving Israel life and hope.
But if the people reject
    what you have told me,
they will be swept away
    like words written in dust.[a]

14 You, Lord, are the one I praise.
    So heal me and rescue me!
Then I will be completely well
    and perfectly safe.

15 The people of Judah say to me,
“Jeremiah, you claimed to tell us
    what the Lord has said.
So why hasn’t it come true?”

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Footnotes

  1. 17.13 reject. . . dust: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.

13 Lord, you are the hope(A) of Israel;
    all who forsake(B) you will be put to shame.
Those who turn away from you will be written in the dust(C)
    because they have forsaken the Lord,
    the spring of living water.(D)

14 Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed;(E)
    save(F) me and I will be saved,
    for you are the one I praise.(G)
15 They keep saying to me,
    “Where is the word of the Lord?
    Let it now be fulfilled!”(H)

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