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Jeremiah 1:1 New King James Version (NKJV)

Jeremiah Called to Be a Priest

The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests who were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin,

New King James Version (NKJV)

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Jeremiah 1:1 New International Version (NIV)

The words of Jeremiah son of Hilkiah, one of the priests at Anathoth in the territory of Benjamin.

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Jeremiah 12:5 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Lord Answers Jeremiah

“If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you,
Then how can you contend with horses?
And if in the land of peace,
In which you trusted, they wearied you,
Then how will you do in the [a]floodplain of the Jordan?

Footnotes:

  1. Jeremiah 12:5 Or thicket
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Jeremiah 12:5 New International Version (NIV)

God’s Answer

“If you have raced with men on foot
    and they have worn you out,
    how can you compete with horses?
If you stumble[a] in safe country,
    how will you manage in the thickets by[b] the Jordan?

Footnotes:

  1. Jeremiah 12:5 Or you feel secure only
  2. Jeremiah 12:5 Or the flooding of
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Jeremiah 12:6 New King James Version (NKJV)

For even your brothers, the house of your father,
Even they have dealt treacherously with you;
Yes, they have called [a]a multitude after you.
Do not believe them,
Even though they speak [b]smooth words to you.

Footnotes:

  1. Jeremiah 12:6 Or abundantly
  2. Jeremiah 12:6 Lit. good
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Jeremiah 12:6 New International Version (NIV)

Your relatives, members of your own family—
    even they have betrayed you;
    they have raised a loud cry against you.
Do not trust them,
    though they speak well of you.

New International Version (NIV)

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