New Living Translation
If I announce that a certain nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down, and destroyed,
King James Bible
At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy it;
Darby Bible Translation
At the moment that I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to break down, and to destroy,
World English Bible
At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up and to break down and to destroy it;
Young's Literal Translation
The moment I speak concerning a nation, And concerning a kingdom, To pluck up and to break down, and to destroy,
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LibraryJeremiah, a Lesson for the Disappointed.
"Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the Lord."--Jeremiah i. 8. The Prophets were ever ungratefully treated by the Israelites, they were resisted, their warnings neglected, their good services forgotten. But there was this difference between the earlier and the later Prophets; the earlier lived and died in honour among their people,--in outward honour; though hated and thwarted by the wicked, they were exalted to high places, and ruled in the congregation. …
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VIII
Of the Decrees of God.
Degrees of Sin
So the LORD was sorry he had ever made them and put them on the earth. It broke his heart.
Today I appoint you to stand up against nations and kingdoms. Some you must uproot and tear down, destroy and overthrow. Others you must build up and plant."
In the past I deliberately uprooted and tore down this nation. I overthrew it, destroyed it, and brought disaster upon it. But in the future I will just as deliberately plant it and build it up. I, the LORD, have spoken!
Stay here in this land. If you do, I will build you up and not tear you down; I will plant you and not uproot you. For I am sorry about all the punishment I have had to bring upon you.
"Baruch, this is what the LORD says: 'I will destroy this nation that I built. I will uproot what I planted.
And suppose I tell some wicked people that they will surely die, but then they turn from their sins and do what is just and right.
But at the height of his power, his kingdom will be broken apart and divided into four parts. It will not be ruled by the king's descendants, nor will the kingdom hold the authority it once had. For his empire will be uprooted and given to others.
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