Jeremiah 12:3
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New International Version
Yet you know me, LORD; you see me and test my thoughts about you. Drag them off like sheep to be butchered! Set them apart for the day of slaughter!

New Living Translation
But as for me, LORD, you know my heart. You see me and test my thoughts. Drag these people away like sheep to be butchered! Set them aside to be slaughtered!

English Standard Version
But you, O LORD, know me; you see me, and test my heart toward you. Pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, and set them apart for the day of slaughter.

New American Standard Bible
But You know me, O LORD; You see me; And You examine my heart's attitude toward You. Drag them off like sheep for the slaughter And set them apart for a day of carnage!

King James Bible
But thou, O LORD, knowest me: thou hast seen me, and tried mine heart toward thee: pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, and prepare them for the day of slaughter.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As for You, LORD, You know me; You see me. You test whether my heart is with You. Drag the wicked away like sheep to slaughter and set them apart for the day of killing.

International Standard Version
You know me, LORD. You see me and test my thoughts toward you. Pull the wicked out like sheep for slaughter; set them apart for the day of butchering.

NET Bible
But you, LORD, know all about me. You watch me and test my devotion to you. Drag these wicked men away like sheep to be slaughtered! Appoint a time when they will be killed!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You know me, O LORD. You see me and test my devotion to you. Drag them away like sheep to be slaughtered. Prepare them for the day of slaughter.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But Thou, O LORD, knowest me, Thou seest me, and triest my heart toward Thee; Pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, And prepare them for the day of slaughter.

New American Standard 1977
But Thou knowest me, O LORD;
            Thou seest me;
            And Thou dost examine my heart’s attitude toward Thee.
            Drag them off like sheep for the slaughter
            And set them apart for a day of carnage!

Jubilee Bible 2000
But thou, O LORD, dost know me; thou hast seen me and tried my heart toward thee; pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, and mark them for the day of slaughter.

King James 2000 Bible
But you, O LORD, know me: you have seen me, and tested my heart toward you: pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, and prepare them for the day of slaughter.

American King James Version
But you, O LORD, know me: you have seen me, and tried my heart toward you: pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, and prepare them for the day of slaughter.

American Standard Version
But thou, O Jehovah, knowest me; thou seest me, and triest my heart toward thee: pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, and prepare them for the day of slaughter.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou, O Lord, hast known me, thou hast seen me, and proved my heart with thee: gather them together as sheep for a sacrifice, and prepare them for the day of slaughter.

Darby Bible Translation
But thou, Jehovah, knowest me; thou hast seen me, and proved my heart toward thee. Drag them out like sheep for the slaughter, and set them apart for the day of slaughter.

English Revised Version
But thou, O LORD, knowest me; thou seest me, and triest mine heart toward thee: pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, and prepare them for the day of slaughter.

Webster's Bible Translation
But thou, O LORD, knowest me: thou hast seen me, and tried my heart towards thee: pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, and prepare them for the day of slaughter.

World English Bible
But you, Yahweh, know me; you see me, and try my heart toward you: pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, and prepare them for the day of slaughter.

Young's Literal Translation
And Thou, O Jehovah, Thou hast known me, Thou seest me, and hast tried my heart with Thee, Draw them away as sheep to slaughter, And separate them for a day of slaughter.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
12:1-6 When we are most in the dark concerning God's dispensations, we must keep up right thoughts of God, believing that he never did the least wrong to any of his creatures. When we find it hard to understand any of his dealings with us, or others, we must look to general truths as our first principles, and abide by them: the Lord is righteous. The God with whom we have to do, knows how our hearts are toward him. He knows both the guile of the hypocrite and the sincerity of the upright. Divine judgments would pull the wicked out of their pasture as sheep for the slaughter. This fruitful land was turned into barrenness for the wickedness of those that dwelt therein. The Lord reproved the prophet. The opposition of the men of Anathoth was not so formidable as what he must expect from the rulers of Judah. Our grief that there should be so much evil is often mixed with peevishness on account of the trials it occasions us. And in this our favoured day, and under our trifling difficulties, let us consider how we should behave, if called to sufferings like those of saints in former ages.
Study Bible
The Prosperity of the Wicked
2You have planted them, they have also taken root; They grow, they have even produced fruit. You are near to their lips But far from their mind. 3But You know me, O LORD; You see me; And You examine my heart's attitude toward You. Drag them off like sheep for the slaughter And set them apart for a day of carnage! 4How long is the land to mourn And the vegetation of the countryside to wither? For the wickedness of those who dwell in it, Animals and birds have been snatched away, Because men have said, "He will not see our latter ending."…
Cross References
James 5:5
You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in the day of slaughter.

2 Peter 2:12
These men are like irrational animals, creatures of instinct, born to be captured and destroyed. They blaspheme in matters they do not understand, and like such creatures, they too will be destroyed.

Psalm 7:9
O let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous; For the righteous God tries the hearts and minds.

Psalm 11:5
The LORD tests the righteous and the wicked, And the one who loves violence His soul hates.

Psalm 44:22
But for Your sake we are killed all day long; We are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.

Psalm 139:1
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. O LORD, You have searched me and known me.

Jeremiah 11:20
But, O LORD of hosts, who judges righteously, Who tries the feelings and the heart, Let me see Your vengeance on them, For to You have I committed my cause.

Jeremiah 15:15
You who know, O LORD, Remember me, take notice of me, And take vengeance for me on my persecutors. Do not, in view of Your patience, take me away; Know that for Your sake I endure reproach.

Jeremiah 17:16
But as for me, I have not hurried away from being a shepherd after You, Nor have I longed for the woeful day; You Yourself know that the utterance of my lips Was in Your presence.

Jeremiah 17:18
Let those who persecute me be put to shame, but as for me, let me not be put to shame; Let them be dismayed, but let me not be dismayed. Bring on them a day of disaster, And crush them with twofold destruction!
Treasury of Scripture

But you, O LORD, know me: you have seen me, and tried my heart toward you: pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, and prepare them for the day of slaughter.

knowest.

Jeremiah 11:20 But, O LORD of hosts, that judge righteously, that try the reins …

2 Kings 20:3 I beseech you, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before you …

1 Chronicles 29:17 I know also, my God, that you try the heart, and have pleasure in …

Job 23:10 But he knows the way that I take: when he has tried me, I shall come …

Psalm 17:3 You have proved my heart; you have visited me in the night; you have …

Psalm 26:1 Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in my integrity: I have trusted …

Psalm 44:21 Shall not God search this out? for he knows the secrets of the heart.

Psalm 139:1,23 O lord, you have searched me, and known me…

John 21:17 He said to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, love you me? …

1 John 3:20,21 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knows …

toward. or, with. pull.

Jeremiah 17:18 Let them be confounded that persecute me, but let not me be confounded: …

Jeremiah 18:21-23 Therefore deliver up their children to the famine, and pour out their …

Jeremiah 20:12 But, O LORD of hosts, that try the righteous, and see the reins and …

Jeremiah 48:15 Moab is spoiled, and gone up out of her cities, and his chosen young …

Jeremiah 50:27 Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter: woe to …

Jeremiah 51:4 Thus the slain shall fall in the land of the Chaldeans, and they …

the day.

Jeremiah 11:19 But I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; …

Psalm 44:22 Yes, for your sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted …

James 5:5 You have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; you have …

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