Jeremiah 12:15-17 New Century Version (NCV)
15 But after I pull them up, I will feel sorry for them again. I will bring each person back to his own property and to his own land. 16 I want them to learn their lessons well. In the past they taught my people to swear by Baal’s name. But if they will now learn to swear by my name, saying, ‘As surely as the Lord lives . . . ’ I will allow them to rebuild among my people. 17 But if a nation will not listen to my message, I will pull it up completely and destroy it,” says the Lord.