Jeremiah 12:17
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New Living Translation
But any nation who refuses to obey me will be uprooted and destroyed. I, the LORD, have spoken!"

King James Bible
But if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, saith the LORD.

Darby Bible Translation
And if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, saith Jehovah.

World English Bible
But if they will not hear, then will I pluck up that nation, plucking up and destroying it, says Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
And if they do not hearken, Then I have plucked up that nation, Plucking up and destroying, An affirmation of Jehovah!'

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The Justice of God
The next attribute is God's justice. All God's attributes are identical, and are the same with his essence. Though he has several attributes whereby he is made known to us, yet he has but one essence. A cedar tree may have several branches, yet it is but one cedar. So there are several attributes of God whereby we conceive of him, but only one entire essence. Well, then, concerning God's justice. Deut 32:4. Just and right is he.' Job 37:23. Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Jeremiah
The interest of the book of Jeremiah is unique. On the one hand, it is our most reliable and elaborate source for the long period of history which it covers; on the other, it presents us with prophecy in its most intensely human phase, manifesting itself through a strangely attractive personality that was subject to like doubts and passions with ourselves. At his call, in 626 B.C., he was young and inexperienced, i. 6, so that he cannot have been born earlier than 650. The political and religious
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Psalm 2:8
Only ask, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance, the whole earth as your possession.

Isaiah 60:12
For the nations that refuse to serve you will be destroyed.

Daniel 11:4
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.

Zechariah 1:6
But everything I said through my servants the prophets happened to your ancestors, just as I said. As a result, they repented and said, 'We have received what we deserved from the LORD of Heaven's Armies. He has done what he said he would do.'"

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