1 Your uprightness is too great, Yahweh, for me to dispute with you. But I should like to discuss some points of justice with you: Why is it that the way of the wicked prospers? Why do all treacherous people thrive?
Job 12:6 Mal 3:15 Hab 1:4 Ps 37:1 Ps 51:4 Ps 92:7 Dan 9:7
2 You plant them, they take root, they flourish, yes, and bear fruit. You are on their lips, yet far from their heart.
Isa 29:13 Jer 11:17 Titus 1:16 Ezek 17:5-10 Ezek 33:31 Jer 45:4 Matt 15:8
3 You know me, Yahweh, you see me, you probe my heart, which is close to yours. Drag them off like sheep for the slaughterhouse, reserve them for the day of butchery.
2Kgs 20:3 Jer 17:18 Jas 5:5 Ps 17:3 Jer 50:27 Job 23:10 Ps 26:1
4 (How long will the land be in mourning, and the grass wither all over the countryside? The animals and birds are dying as a result of the wickedness of the inhabitants.) For they say, 'God does not see our fate.'
Jer 9:10 Jer 4:25 Hos 4:3 Jer 7:20 Jer 23:10 Ps 107:34 Rom 8:22
5 'If you find it exhausting to race against me on foot, how will you compete against horses? In a country at peace you feel secure, but how will you fare in the thickets of the Jordan?
1Pet 4:12 Heb 12:3-4 Jer 49:19 Jer 50:44 Prov 24:10 Ps 69:1-2 1Chr 12:15
6 'For even your brothers and your own family will betray you. They will pursue you in full cry. Put no faith in them when they speak you fair!'
Prov 26:25 Jer 9:4 Gen 37:4-11 Job 6:15 Ps 12:2 Ps 69:8 Jer 11:19
7 I have abandoned my house, left my heritage, I have delivered what I dearly loved into the clutches of its enemies.
Isa 2:6 Jer 11:15 Ps 78:59-60 Hos 9:15 Ezek 7:20-21 Ezek 24:21 Jer 7:14
8 To me, my heritage has behaved like a lion in the forest, it roared at me ferociously: so I now hate it.
Amos 6:8 Hos 9:15 Jer 2:15 Jer 51:38 Zech 11:8
9 I see my heritage as a brightly-coloured bird of prey attacked by birds of prey on every side! Go, assemble all the wild animals, make them come and dine!
Isa 56:9 Jer 7:33 2Kgs 24:2 Ezek 23:22-25 Ezek 16:36-37 Ezek 39:17-20 Jer 2:15
10 Many shepherds have laid my vineyard waste, have trampled over my plot of land, the plot of land which was my joy, reducing my favourite estate to a deserted wilderness.
Isa 5:1-7 Isa 63:18 Jer 3:19 Jer 6:3 Jer 23:1 Luke 20:9-16 Ps 80:8-16
11 They have made it a waste; wasted, it mourns before me. The whole country has been devastated and no one takes it to heart.
Isa 42:25 Jer 23:10 Jer 14:2 Eccl 7:2 Isa 57:1 Jer 6:8 Jer 9:11
12 The devastators have arrived on all the bare heights of the desert (for Yahweh wields a devouring sword); from one end of the country to the other, there is no peace for any living thing.
Amos 9:4 Jer 47:6 Ezek 14:17 Isa 34:6 Ezek 5:2 Isa 57:21 Isa 66:15-16
13 Wheat they have sown, thorns they reap: they have worn themselves out, to no profit. They are disappointed in their harvests, because of Yahweh's burning anger.
Deut 28:38 Hag 1:6 Mic 6:15 Isa 55:2 Lev 26:16 Hab 2:13 Jer 4:26
14 Yahweh says this, 'As regards all my evil neighbours who have laid hands on the heritage I granted my people Israel, look, I shall uproot them from their soil, (though I shall uproot the House of Judah from among them).
Zech 2:8 Deut 30:3 Ezek 25:1-17 Isa 11:11-16 Jer 2:3 Jer 3:18 Jer 49:7
15 But having uprooted them, I shall take pity on them again and bring them back each to its own heritage, each to its own country,
Jer 49:6 Jer 48:47 Jer 49:39 Amos 9:14 Deut 30:3 Deut 3:20 Isa 23:17-18
16 and if they carefully learn my people's ways and swear by my name, "As Yahweh lives", as they have taught my people to swear by Baal, then they will be re-established among my people.
Jer 4:2 Josh 23:7 Zeph 1:5 1Cor 3:9 1Pet 2:4-6 Deut 10:20-21 Eph 2:19-22
17 But if any nation refuses to listen, I shall uproot it for ever and destroy it, Yahweh declares.'
Isa 60:12 Ps 2:8-12 1Pet 2:6-8 2Thess 1:8 Dan 7:4-8 Dan 11:4 Ezek 19:12