“I will forsake(A) my house,
    abandon(B) my inheritance;
I will give the one I love(C)
    into the hands of her enemies.(D)
My inheritance has become to me
    like a lion(E) in the forest.
She roars at me;
    therefore I hate her.(F)
Has not my inheritance become to me
    like a speckled bird of prey
    that other birds of prey surround and attack?
Go and gather all the wild beasts;
    bring them to devour.(G)
10 Many shepherds(H) will ruin my vineyard
    and trample down my field;
they will turn my pleasant field
    into a desolate wasteland.(I)
11 It will be made a wasteland,(J)
    parched and desolate before me;(K)
the whole land will be laid waste
    because there is no one who cares.
12 Over all the barren heights in the desert
    destroyers will swarm,
for the sword(L) of the Lord(M) will devour(N)
    from one end of the land to the other;(O)
    no one will be safe.(P)
13 They will sow wheat but reap thorns;
    they will wear themselves out but gain nothing.(Q)
They will bear the shame of their harvest
    because of the Lord’s fierce anger.”(R)

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