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But you know me, Yahweh, you see me,
and test my heart, that it is toward you.
Pull them out like sheep for the slaughter
and set them apart for the day of slaughter. Bible

“test my heart, that it is toward you​.” God tests the attitude and posture of our heart towards Him.

“Pull them out like sheep for the slaughter.” Jeremiah is praying to God, “Pull them out of the flock of mankind and get rid of them, the way sheep are pulled out of the flock and slaughtered.” This is what Theologians refer to as an imprecatory prayer, a prayer for judgment against an enemy. We are not to curse people, but that does not mean we cannot pray that evil people will be dealt with so their evil comes to an end. We can and should pray for them to change, but we can also pray their evil comes to an end.


Commentary for: Jeremiah 12:3