Jeremiah tells the
LORD about his troubles.
when I tell you about my problems.
But I must ask you some questions.
Why do bad people have such an easy life?
Why does everything seem to happen in the way that pleases them?
Why do you help the people who do not obey you to be very comfortable?
They grow and they make fruit.
They talk about you a lot.
But they do not think about what you want them to do.
You watch me. And you
Take those bad men away like animals to kill them!
Put them in a special place, ready to die.
The grass in every field is brown and dry.
The people who live in this country are bad.
So all the animals and birds have died.
It is even worse than that. People are saying,
‘He will not see what happens to us.’
God answers Jeremiah.
So you will never run faster than horses.
You fall over on flat fields.
So you will certainly fall near the River Jordan,
when you are among many trees and bushes.
are against you.
They join in the attacks against you.
Do not believe them,
even when they speak kind words about you.’
And my people's country will be empty.
I will let their enemies take the people that I love.
are like a
They are like a
They shout, ready to jump on me.
This is why I
Their enemies are like big birds. They will attack them and they will kill them.
Call to the wild animals
to come and to eat them!
But the men who keep the garden are walking all over it.
They are making my garden into a
and nothing will grow there.
The whole country will become empty
They will come to destroy my people.
Nobody will be safe in any part of the country.
My people will work very hard, but they will get nothing.
Because I am very angry, they will not have any food.