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Jeremiah 15:10-11

Giving Everything Away for Nothing

10-11Unlucky mother—that you had me as a son,

given the unhappy job of indicting the whole country!

I've never hurt or harmed a soul,

and yet everyone is out to get me.

But, God knows, I've done everything I could to help them,

prayed for them and against their enemies.

I've always been on their side, trying to stave off disaster.

God knows how I've tried!

12-14"O Israel, O Judah, what are your chances

against the iron juggernaut from the north?

In punishment for your sins, I'm giving away

everything you've got, giving it away for nothing.

I'll make you slaves to your enemies

in a strange and far-off land.

My anger is blazing and fierce,

burning in hot judgment against you."