The grievous famine
Jeremiah 14:1 So much of the word of Yahweh as came unto Jeremiah, concerning the matter of the drought: Jeremiah 14:2 Judah, mourneth, And, the gates thereof, pine, They lie in gloom on the ground,And, the outcry of Jerusalem, hath ascended; Jeremiah 14:3 And, their nobles, have sent their menials to the waters,They have been to the pits, They have found no water, They have returned, their vessels, empty, They are pale and ashamed, and have covered their heads. Jeremiah 14:4 Because, the ground, is cracked, For there hath been no rain in the land, The plowmen are pale, They have covered their heads. Jeremiah 14:5 For, even the hind of the field, hath calved, and forsaken, Because there is no, young herbage; Jeremiah 14:6 Yea, wild asses, stand still on the bare heights, They pant for air like jackals,Dimmed, are their eyes, Because there is, no grass.
causeth Jeremiah to pray.
Jeremiah 14:7 Though, our iniquities, have testified against us, O Yahweh, effectually work thou, for the sake of thy Name,For our apostasies have abounded, Against thee, have we sinned. Jeremiah 14:8 Thou Hope of Israel, His Saviour in the time of distress,Wherefore, shouldst thou be as a sojourner in the and? Or as a wayfarer, who hath turned aside to lodge for the night? Jeremiah 14:9 Wherefore, shouldst thou be as a man astounded, As a mighty man, who cannot save? Yet, thou, art in our midstO Yahweh, And, thy Name, on us, hath been called, Do not abandon us!
The LORD will not be intreated for the people.
Jeremiah 14:10 Thus, saith Yahweh, To this people, In this way, have they loved to wander, Their feet, have they not restrained,Yahweh, therefore hath not accepted them, Now, will he call to mind their iniquity,That he may punish their sins. Jeremiah 14:11 And Yahweh said, unto me,Do not pray for this people, for blessing; Jeremiah 14:12 Though they fast, I am not going to hearken unto their loud cry, and, Though they offer ascending-sacrifice and meal-offering, I am not going to accept them,For, with sword, and with famine, and with pestilence, am, I, about to consume them.
Lying prophets are no excuse for them.
Jeremiah 14:13 Then said I, Ah, My Lord, Yahweh! Lo! the prophets, are saying to themYe shall not see the sword, And, famine, shall ye not have,For, prosperity in truth, will I give you, in this place. Jeremiah 14:14 So then Yahweh said unto me, Falsehood, are the prophets prophesying in my name, I have not sent them, Neither have I commanded them, Neither have I spoken unto them,A vision of falsehood, and, A divination of worthlessness, and, A fraud of their own hearts, They, are prophesying unto you. Jeremiah 14:15 Therefore, Thus, saith Yahweh, concerning the prophets who are prophesying in my Name, though, I, sent them not, and yet, they, have been saying, Neither sword nor famine, shall there be in this land,By sword or by famine, shall, those, prophets, be consumed; Jeremiah 14:16 And, the people to whom they, have been prophesying, shall be getting cast out into the streets of Jerusalem, because of the famine and the sword, and of there being none, to give burial, unto them, them, their wives, nor their sons, nor their daughters,So will I pour out upon them their own wickedness.
Jeremiah is moved to complain for them.
Jeremiah 14:17 Therefore shalt thou say unto them this word, Let mine eyes, run down, with tears night and day, And let them not rest,For, with a grievous injury, hath been injured the virgin, the daughter of my people, With a wound, severe indeed! Jeremiah 14:18 If I have gone out into the field, Then lo! the slain of the sword! And, if I have entered the city, Then lo! the diseases of famine! For, both prophet and priest, have trafficked against the land, unnoticed. Jeremiah 14:19 Hast thou, utterly rejected, Judah? Zion itself, hath thy soul loathed? Why, hast thou smitten us, so that there is for us no, healing? A waiting For prosperity, but no, welfare, and, For a time of healing, but lo! terror! Jeremiah 14:20 We acknowledge, O Yahweh, Our own lawlessness, The iniquity of our fathers,For we have sinned against thee. Jeremiah 14:21 Do not despisefor the sake of thy Name, Do not treat with contemptthe throne of thy glory,Remember!do not break thy covenant with us. Jeremiah 14:22 Are, there, among the vanities of the nations, senders of rain? Or can, the heavens themselves, give myriad drops? Art not, thou, he, O Yahweh our God? Therefore will we wait for thee, For, thou, hast made all these.