Jeremiah 12:10-13 NLT
“Many rulers have ravaged my vineyard,
trampling down the vines
and turning all its beauty into a barren wilderness.
They have made it an empty wasteland;
I hear its mournful cry.
The whole land is desolate,
and no one even cares.
On all the bare hilltops,
destroying armies can be seen.
The sword of the LORD devours people
from one end of the nation to the other.
No one will escape!
My people have planted wheat
but are harvesting thorns.
They have worn themselves out,
but it has done them no good.
They will harvest a crop of shame
because of the fierce anger of the LORD.”
NLT: New Living Translation