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Jeremiah’s Question

12 Righteous aare You, O Lord, when I plead with You;

Yet let me talk with You about Your judgments.

bWhy does the way of the wicked prosper?

Why are those happy who deal so treacherously?

2 You have planted them, yes, they have taken root;

They grow, yes, they bear fruit.

cYou are near in their mouth

But far from their 1mind.

3 But You, O Lord, dknow me;

You have seen me,

And You have etested my heart toward You.

Pull them out like sheep for the slaughter,

And prepare them for fthe day of slaughter.

4 How long will gthe land mourn,

And the herbs of every field wither?

hThe beasts and birds are consumed,

iFor the wickedness of those who dwell there,

Because they said, “He will not see our final end.”


About The New King James Version

The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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