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

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

17 The Lord Almighty, who planted(F) you, has decreed disaster(G) for you, because the people of both Israel and Judah have done evil and aroused(H) my anger by burning incense to Baal.(I)

Plot Against Jeremiah

18 Because the Lord revealed their plot to me, I knew it, for at that time he showed me what they were doing. 19 I had been like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter;(J) I did not realize that they had plotted(K) against me, saying,

“Let us destroy the tree and its fruit;
    let us cut him off from the land of the living,(L)
    that his name be remembered(M) no more.”
20 But you, Lord Almighty, who judge righteously(N)
    and test the heart(O) and mind,(P)
let me see your vengeance(Q) on them,
    for to you I have committed my cause.

21 Therefore this is what the Lord says about the people of Anathoth(R) who are threatening to kill you,(S) saying, “Do not prophesy(T) in the name of the Lord or you will die(U) by our hands”— 22 therefore this is what the Lord Almighty says: “I will punish them. Their young men(V) will die by the sword, their sons and daughters by famine. 23 Not even a remnant(W) will be left to them, because I will bring disaster on the people of Anathoth in the year of their punishment.(X)

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  1. Jeremiah 11:15 Or Could consecrated meat avert your punishment? / Then you would rejoice

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