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Jeremiah 25:32-34 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

Disaster Is Coming

32 The Lord All-Powerful says:

You can see disaster spreading
    from far across the earth,
from nation to nation
    like a horrible storm.

33 When it strikes, I will kill so many people that their bodies will cover the ground like manure. No one will be left to bury them or to mourn.

The Leaders of Judah Will Be Punished

34 The Lord’s people are his flock,
and you leaders
    were the shepherds.
But now it’s your turn
    to be butchered like sheep.
You’ll shatter like fine pottery
    dropped on the floor.[a]
So roll on the ground,
    crying and mourning.

Footnotes:

  1. 25.34 You’ll shatter. . . floor: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.

Jeremiah 25:32-34 New International Version (NIV)

32 This is what the Lord Almighty says:

“Look! Disaster is spreading
    from nation to nation;
a mighty storm is rising
    from the ends of the earth.”

33 At that time those slain by the Lord will be everywhere—from one end of the earth to the other. They will not be mourned or gathered up or buried, but will be like dung lying on the ground.

34 Weep and wail, you shepherds;
    roll in the dust, you leaders of the flock.
For your time to be slaughtered has come;
    you will fall like the best of the rams.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Jeremiah 25:34 Septuagint; Hebrew fall and be shattered like fine pottery
New International Version (NIV)

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