Jeremiah 12:11-13 The Voice (VOICE)
11 The very ground cries out to Me in this empty and forsaken land;
the whole land is desolate, but no one seems to care.
12 The destroyers pour over the bare hills in the desert
as the sword of the Eternal devours the land from one end to another.
There is no peace for anyone.
13 The people planted wheat, but they will reap only thorns.
In the end, there will be nothing to show for all their hard work.
Shame will be their harvest because of the Eternal’s burning anger against them.
Jeremiah now speaks to the nations. They, too, must trust God. His love and mercy are not for Israel alone.
The Eternal has this to say: