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Jeremiah 1:1--25:38

The words
<01697>
of Jeremiah
<03414>
the son
<01121>
of Hilkiah
<02518>_,
of the priests
<03548>
that [were] in Anathoth
<06068>
in the land
<0776>
of Benjamin
<01144>_:
To whom the word
<01697>
of the LORD
<03068>
came in the days
<03117>
of Josiah
<02977>
the son
<01121>
of Amon
<0526>
king
<04428>
of Judah
<03063>_,
in the thirteenth
<07969> <06240>
year
<08141>
of his reign
<04427> (8800)_.
It came also in the days
<03117>
of Jehoiakim
<03079>
the son
<01121>
of Josiah
<02977>
king
<04428>
of Judah
<03063>_,
unto the end
<08552> (8800)
of the eleventh
<06249> <06240>
year
<08141>
of Zedekiah
<06667>
the son
<01121>
of Josiah
<02977>
king
<04428>
of Judah
<03063>_,
unto the carrying away
<01540> (0)
of Jerusalem
<03389>
captive
<01540> (8800)
in the fifth
<02549>
month
<02320>_.
Then the word
<01697>
of the LORD
<03068>
came unto me, saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Before
<02962>
I formed
<03335> (8799)
thee in the belly
<0990>
I knew
<03045> (8804)
thee; and before thou camest forth
<03318> (8799)
out of the womb
<07358>
I sanctified
<06942> (8689)
thee, [and] I ordained
<05414> (8804)
thee a prophet
<05030>
unto the nations
<01471>_.
{ordained: Heb. gave}
Then said
<0559> (8799)
I, Ah
<0162>_,
Lord
<0136>
GOD
<03069>_!
behold, I cannot
<03045> (8804)
speak
<01696> (8763)_:
for I [am] a child
<05288>_.
But the LORD
<03068>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto me, Say
<0559> (8799)
not, I [am] a child
<05288>_:
for thou shalt go
<03212> (8799)
to all that I shall send
<07971> (8799)
thee, and whatsoever I command
<06680> (8762)
thee thou shalt speak
<01696> (8762)_.
Be not afraid
<03372> (8799)
of their faces
<06440>_:
for I [am] with thee to deliver
<05337> (8687)
thee, saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_.
Then the LORD
<03068>
put forth
<07971> (8799)
his hand
<03027>_,
and touched
<05060> (8686)
my mouth
<06310>_.
And the LORD
<03068>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto me, Behold, I have put
<05414> (8804)
my words
<01697>
in thy mouth
<06310>_.
See
<07200> (8798)_,
I have this day
<03117>
set
<06485> (8689)
thee over the nations
<01471>
and over the kingdoms
<04467>_,
to root out
<05428> (8800)_,
and to pull down
<05422> (8800)_,
and to destroy
<06> (8687)_,
and to throw down
<02040> (8800)_,
to build
<01129> (8800)_,
and to plant
<05193> (8800)_.
Moreover the word
<01697>
of the LORD
<03068>
came unto me, saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Jeremiah
<03414>_,
what seest
<07200> (8802)
thou? And I said
<0559> (8799)_,
I see
<07200> (8802)
a rod
<04731>
of an almond tree
<08247>_.
Then said
<0559> (8799)
the LORD
<03068>
unto me, Thou hast well
<03190> (8689)
seen
<07200> (8800)_:
for I will hasten
<08245> (8802)
my word
<01697>
to perform
<06213> (8800)
it.
And the word
<01697>
of the LORD
<03068>
came unto me the second time
<08145>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
What seest
<07200> (8802)
thou? And I said
<0559> (8799)_,
I see
<07200> (8802)
a seething
<05301> (8803)
pot
<05518>_;
and the face
<06440>
thereof [is] toward
<06440>
the north
<06828>_.
{toward...: Heb. from the face of the north}
Then the LORD
<03068>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto me, Out of the north
<06828>
an evil
<07451>
shall break forth
<06605> (8735)
upon all the inhabitants
<03427> (8802)
of the land
<0776>_.
{shall...: Heb. shall be opened}
For, lo, I will call
<07121> (8802)
all the families
<04940>
of the kingdoms
<04467>
of the north
<06828>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_;
and they shall come
<0935> (8804)_,
and they shall set
<05414> (8804)
every one
<0376>
his throne
<03678>
at the entering
<06607>
of the gates
<08179>
of Jerusalem
<03389>_,
and against all the walls
<02346>
thereof round about
<05439>_,
and against all the cities
<05892>
of Judah
<03063>_.
And I will utter
<01696> (8765)
my judgments
<04941>
against them touching
<05921>
all their wickedness
<07451>_,
who have forsaken
<05800> (8804)
me, and have burned incense
<06999> (8762)
unto other
<0312>
gods
<0430>_,
and worshipped
<07812> (8691)
the works
<04639>
of their own hands
<03027>_.
Thou therefore gird up
<0247> (8799)
thy loins
<04975>_,
and arise
<06965> (8804)_,
and speak
<01696> (8765)
unto them all that I command
<06680> (8762)
thee: be not dismayed
<02865> (8735)
at their faces
<06440>_,
lest I confound
<02865> (8686)
thee before
<06440>
them. {confound: or, break to pieces}
For, behold, I
<0589>
have made
<05414> (8804)
thee this day
<03117>
a defenced
<04013>
city
<05892>_,
and an iron
<01270>
pillar
<05982>_,
and brasen
<05178>
walls
<02346>
against the whole land
<0776>_,
against the kings
<04428>
of Judah
<03063>_,
against the princes
<08269>
thereof, against the priests
<03548>
thereof, and against the people
<05971>
of the land
<0776>_.
And they shall fight
<03898> (8738)
against thee; but they shall not prevail
<03201> (8799)
against thee; for I [am] with thee, saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_,
to deliver
<05337> (8687)
thee.
Moreover the word
<01697>
of the LORD
<03068>
came to me, saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Go
<01980> (8800)
and cry
<07121> (8804)
in the ears
<0241>
of Jerusalem
<03389>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>_;
I remember
<02142> (8804)
thee, the kindness
<02617>
of thy youth
<05271>_,
the love
<0160>
of thine espousals
<03623>_,
when thou wentest
<03212> (8800)
after
<0310>
me in the wilderness
<04057>_,
in a land
<0776>
[that was] not sown
<02232> (8803)_.
{thee: or, for thy sake}
Israel
<03478>
[was] holiness
<06944>
unto the LORD
<03068>_,
[and] the firstfruits
<07225>
of his increase
<08393>_:
all that devour
<0398> (8802)
him shall offend
<0816> (8799)_;
evil
<07451>
shall come
<0935> (8799)
upon them, saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_.
Hear
<08085> (8798)
ye the word
<01697>
of the LORD
<03068>_,
O house
<01004>
of Jacob
<03290>_,
and all the families
<04940>
of the house
<01004>
of Israel
<03478>_:
Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>_,
What iniquity
<05766>
have your fathers
<01>
found
<04672> (8804)
in me, that they are gone far
<07368> (8804)
from me, and have walked
<03212> (8799)
after
<0310>
vanity
<01892>_,
and are become vain
<01891> (8799)_?
Neither said
<0559> (8804)
they, Where [is] the LORD
<03068>
that brought us up
<05927> (8688)
out of the land
<0776>
of Egypt
<04714>_,
that led
<03212> (8688)
us through the wilderness
<04057>_,
through a land
<0776>
of deserts
<06160>
and of pits
<07745>_,
through a land
<0776>
of drought
<06723>_,
and of the shadow of death
<06757>_,
through a land
<0776>
that no man
<0376>
passed through
<05674> (8804)_,
and where no man
<0120>
dwelt
<03427> (8804)_?
And I brought
<0935> (8686)
you into a plentiful
<03759>
country
<0776>_,
to eat
<0398> (8800)
the fruit
<06529>
thereof and the goodness
<02898>
thereof; but when ye entered
<0935> (8799)_,
ye defiled
<02930> (8762)
my land
<0776>_,
and made
<07760> (8804)
mine heritage
<05159>
an abomination
<08441>_.
{a plentiful...: or, the land of Carmel}
The priests
<03548>
said
<0559> (8804)
not, Where [is] the LORD
<03068>_?
and they that handle
<08610> (8802)
the law
<08451>
knew
<03045> (8804)
me not: the pastors
<07462> (8802)
also transgressed
<06586> (8804)
against me, and the prophets
<05030>
prophesied
<05012> (8738)
by Baal
<01168>_,
and walked
<01980> (8804)
after
<0310>
[things that] do not profit
<03276> (8686)_.
Wherefore I will yet plead
<07378> (8799)
with you, saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_,
and with your children's
<01121>
children
<01121>
will I plead
<07378> (8799)_.
For pass over
<05674> (8798)
the isles
<0339>
of Chittim
<03794>_,
and see
<07200> (8798)_;
and send
<07971> (8798)
unto Kedar
<06938>_,
and consider
<0995> (8708)
diligently
<03966>_,
and see
<07200> (8798)
if there be such a thing. {over: or, over to}
Hath a nation
<01471>
changed
<03235> (8689)
[their] gods
<0430>_,
which [are] yet no gods
<0430>_?
but my people
<05971>
have changed
<04171> (8689)
their glory
<03519>
for [that which] doth not profit
<03276> (8686)_.
Be astonished
<08074> (8798)_,
O ye heavens
<08064>_,
at this, and be horribly afraid
<08175> (8798)_,
be ye very
<03966>
desolate
<02717> (8798)_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_.
For my people
<05971>
have committed
<06213> (8804)
two
<08147>
evils
<07451>_;
they have forsaken
<05800> (8804)
me the fountain
<04726>
of living
<02416>
waters
<04325>_,
[and] hewed them out
<02672> (8800)
cisterns
<0877>_,
broken
<07665> (8737)
cisterns
<0877>_,
that can hold
<03557> (8686)
no water
<04325>_.
[Is] Israel
<03478>
a servant
<05650>_?
[is] he a homeborn
<01004> <03211>
[slave]? why
<04069>
is he spoiled
<0957>_?
{spoiled: Heb. become a spoil?}
The young lions
<03715>
roared
<07580> (8799)
upon him, [and] yelled
<05414> (8804) <06963>_,
and they made
<07896> (8799)
his land
<0776>
waste
<08047>_:
his cities
<05892>
are burned
<03341> (8738)
without inhabitant
<03427> (8802)_.
{yelled: Heb. gave out their voice}
Also the children
<01121>
of Noph
<05297>
and Tahapanes
<08471>
have broken
<07462> (8799)
the crown of thy head
<06936>_.
{have...: or, feed on thy crown}
Hast thou not procured
<06213> (8799)
this unto thyself, in that thou hast forsaken
<05800> (8800)
the LORD
<03068>
thy God
<0430>_,
when
<06256>
he led
<03212> (8688)
thee by the way
<01870>_?
And now what hast thou to do in the way
<01870>
of Egypt
<04714>_,
to drink
<08354> (8800)
the waters
<04325>
of Sihor
<07883>_?
or what hast thou to do in the way
<01870>
of Assyria
<0804>_,
to drink
<08354> (8800)
the waters
<04325>
of the river
<05104>_?
Thine own wickedness
<07451>
shall correct
<03256> (8762)
thee, and thy backslidings
<04878>
shall reprove
<03198> (8686)
thee: know
<03045> (8798)
therefore and see
<07200> (8798)
that [it is] an evil
<07451>
[thing] and bitter
<04751>_,
that thou hast forsaken
<05800> (8800)
the LORD
<03068>
thy God
<0430>_,
and that my fear
<06345>
[is] not in thee, saith
<05002> (8803)
the Lord
<0136>
GOD
<03069>
of hosts
<06635>_.
For of old time
<05769>
I have broken
<07665> (8804)
thy yoke
<05923>_,
[and] burst
<05423> (8765)
thy bands
<04147>_;
and thou saidst
<0559> (8799)_,
I will not transgress
<05674> (8799) (8675) <05647> (8799)_;
when upon every high
<01364>
hill
<01389>
and under every green
<07488>
tree
<06086>
thou wanderest
<06808> (8802)_,
playing the harlot
<02181> (8802)_.
{transgress: or, serve}
Yet I had planted
<05193> (8804)
thee a noble vine
<08321>_,
wholly a right
<0571>
seed
<02233>_:
how then art thou turned
<02015> (8738)
into the degenerate plant
<05494>
of a strange
<05237>
vine
<01612>
unto me?
For though thou wash
<03526> (8762)
thee with nitre
<05427>_,
and take thee much
<07235> (8686)
soap
<01287>_,
[yet] thine iniquity
<05771>
is marked
<03799> (8737)
before
<06440>
me, saith
<05002> (8803)
the Lord
<0136>
GOD
<03069>_.
How canst thou say
<0559> (8799)_,
I am not polluted
<02930> (8738)_,
I have not gone
<01980> (8804)
after
<0310>
Baalim
<01168>_?
see
<07200> (8798)
thy way
<01870>
in the valley
<01516>_,
know
<03045> (8798)
what thou hast done
<06213> (8804)_:
[thou art] a swift
<07031>
dromedary
<01072>
traversing
<08308> (8764)
her ways
<01870>_;
{thou art...: or, O swift dromedary}
A wild ass
<06501>
used
<03928>
to the wilderness
<04057>_,
[that] snuffeth up
<07602> (8804)
the wind
<07307>
at her pleasure
<0185> <05315>_;
in her occasion
<08385>
who can turn her away
<07725> (8686)_?
all they that seek
<01245> (8764)
her will not weary
<03286> (8799)
themselves; in her month
<02320>
they shall find
<04672> (8799)
her. {A wild...: or, O wild ass, etc} {used: Heb. taught} {her pleasure: Heb. the desire of her heart} {turn...: or, reverse it?}
Withhold
<04513> (8798)
thy foot
<07272>
from being unshod
<03182>_,
and thy throat
<01627>
from thirst
<06773>_:
but thou saidst
<0559> (8799)_,
There is no hope
<02976> (8737)_:
no; for I have loved
<0157> (8804)
strangers
<02114> (8801)_,
and after
<0310>
them will I go
<03212> (8799)_.
{There...: or, Is the case desperate?}
As the thief
<01590>
is ashamed
<01322>
when he is found
<04672> (8735)_,
so is the house
<01004>
of Israel
<03478>
ashamed
<03001> (8689)_;
they, their kings
<04428>_,
their princes
<08269>_,
and their priests
<03548>_,
and their prophets
<05030>_,
Saying
<0559> (8802)
to a stock
<06086>_,
Thou [art] my father
<01>_;
and to a stone
<068>_,
Thou hast brought me forth
<03205> (8804)_:
for they have turned
<06437> (8804)
[their] back
<06203>
unto me, and not [their] face
<06440>_:
but in the time
<06256>
of their trouble
<07451>
they will say
<0559> (8799)_,
Arise
<06965> (8798)_,
and save
<03467> (8685)
us. {brought...: or, begotten me} {their back: Heb. the hinder part of the neck}
But where [are] thy gods
<0430>
that thou hast made
<06213> (8804)
thee? let them arise
<06965> (8799)_,
if they can save
<03467> (8686)
thee in the time
<06256>
of thy trouble
<07451>_:
for [according to] the number
<04557>
of thy cities
<05892>
are thy gods
<0430>_,
O Judah
<03063>_.
{trouble: Heb. evil}
Wherefore will ye plead
<07378> (8799)
with me? ye all have transgressed
<06586> (8804)
against me, saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_.
In vain
<07723>
have I smitten
<05221> (8689)
your children
<01121>_;
they received
<03947> (8804)
no correction
<04148>_:
your own sword
<02719>
hath devoured
<0398> (8804)
your prophets
<05030>_,
like a destroying
<07843> (8688)
lion
<0738>_.
O generation
<01755>_,
see
<07200> (8798)
ye the word
<01697>
of the LORD
<03068>_.
Have I been a wilderness
<04057>
unto Israel
<03478>_?
a land
<0776>
of darkness
<03991>_?
wherefore say
<0559> (8804)
my people
<05971>_,
We are lords
<07300> (8804)_;
we will come
<0935> (8799)
no more unto thee? {We are...: Heb. We have dominion}
Can a maid
<01330>
forget
<07911> (8799)
her ornaments
<05716>_,
[or] a bride
<03618>
her attire
<07196>_?
yet my people
<05971>
have forgotten
<07911> (8804)
me days
<03117>
without number
<04557>_.
Why trimmest
<03190> (8686)
thou thy way
<01870>
to seek
<01245> (8763)
love
<0160>_?
therefore hast thou also taught
<03925> (8765)
the wicked ones
<07451>
thy ways
<01870>_.
Also in thy skirts
<03671>
is found
<04672> (8738)
the blood
<01818>
of the souls
<05315>
of the poor
<034>
innocents
<05355>_:
I have not found
<04672> (8804)
it by secret search
<04290>_,
but upon all these. {secret...: Heb. digging}
Yet thou sayest
<0559> (8799)_,
Because I am innocent
<05352> (8738)_,
surely his anger
<0639>
shall turn
<07725> (8804)
from me. Behold, I will plead
<08199> (8737)
with thee, because thou sayest
<0559> (8800)_,
I have not sinned
<02398> (8804)_.
Why gaddest thou about
<0235> (8799)
so much
<03966>
to change
<08138> (8763)
thy way
<01870>_?
thou also shalt be ashamed
<0954> (8799)
of Egypt
<04714>_,
as thou wast ashamed
<0954> (8804)
of Assyria
<0804>_.
Yea, thou shalt go forth
<03318> (8799)
from him, and thine hands
<03027>
upon thine head
<07218>_:
for the LORD
<03068>
hath rejected
<03988> (8804)
thy confidences
<04009>_,
and thou shalt not prosper
<06743> (8686)
in them.
They say
<0559> (8800)_,
If a man
<0376>
put away
<07971> (8762)
his wife
<0802>_,
and she go
<01980> (8804)
from him, and become another
<0312>
man's
<0376>_,
shall he return unto her again
<07725> (8799)_?
shall not that land
<0776>
be greatly
<02610> (8800)
polluted
<02610> (8799)_?
but thou hast played the harlot
<02181> (8804)
with many
<07227>
lovers
<07453>_;
yet return again
<07725> (8800)
to me, saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_.
{They say: Heb. Saying}
Lift up
<05375> (8798)
thine eyes
<05869>
unto the high places
<08205>_,
and see
<07200> (8798)
where
<0375>
thou hast not been lien
<07693> (8795) (8676) <07901> (8795)
with. In the ways
<01870>
hast thou sat
<03427> (8804)
for them, as the Arabian
<06163>
in the wilderness
<04057>_;
and thou hast polluted
<02610> (8686)
the land
<0776>
with thy whoredoms
<02184>
and with thy wickedness
<07451>_.
Therefore the showers
<07241>
have been withholden
<04513> (8735)_,
and there hath been no latter rain
<04456>_;
and thou hadst a whore's
<02181> (8802) <0802>
forehead
<04696>_,
thou refusedst
<03985> (8765)
to be ashamed
<03637> (8736)_.
Wilt thou not from this time cry
<07121> (8804)
unto me, My father
<01>_,
thou [art] the guide
<0441>
of my youth
<05271>_?
Will he reserve
<05201> (8799)
[his anger] for ever
<05769>_?
will he keep
<08104> (8799)
[it] to the end
<05331>_?
Behold, thou hast spoken
<01696> (8765)
and done
<06213> (8799)
evil things
<07451>
as thou couldest
<03201> (8799)_.
The LORD
<03068>
said
<0559> (8799)
also unto me in the days
<03117>
of Josiah
<02977>
the king
<04428>_,
Hast thou seen
<07200> (8804)
[that] which backsliding
<04878>
Israel
<03478>
hath done
<06213> (8804)_?
she is gone up
<01980> (8802)
upon every high
<01364>
mountain
<02022>
and under
<08478>
every green
<07488>
tree
<06086>_,
and there hath played the harlot
<02181> (8799)_.
And I said
<0559> (8799)
after
<0310>
she had done
<06213> (8800)
all these [things], Turn
<07725> (8799)
thou unto me. But she returned
<07725> (8804)
not. And her treacherous
<0901>
sister
<0269>
Judah
<03063>
saw
<07200> (8799)
[it].
And I saw
<07200> (8799)_,
when for all the causes
<0182>
whereby backsliding
<04878>
Israel
<03478>
committed adultery
<05003> (8765)
I had put her away
<07971> (8765)_,
and given
<05414> (8799)
her a bill
<05612>
of divorce
<03748>_;
yet her treacherous
<0898> (8802)
sister
<0269>
Judah
<03063>
feared
<03372> (8804)
not, but went
<03212> (8799)
and played the harlot
<02181> (8799)
also.
And it came to pass through the lightness
<06963>
of her whoredom
<02184>_,
that she defiled
<02610> (8799)
the land
<0776>_,
and committed adultery
<05003> (8799)
with stones
<068>
and with stocks
<06086>_.
{lightness: or, fame}
And yet for all this her treacherous
<0901>
sister
<0269>
Judah
<03063>
hath not turned
<07725> (8804)
unto me with her whole heart
<03820>_,
but feignedly
<08267>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_.
{feignedly: Heb. in falsehood}
And the LORD
<03068>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto me, The backsliding
<04878>
Israel
<03478>
hath justified
<06663> (8765)
herself
<05315>
more than treacherous
<0898> (8802)
Judah
<03063>_.
Go
<01980> (8800)
and proclaim
<07121> (8804)
these words
<01697>
toward the north
<06828>_,
and say
<0559> (8804)_,
Return
<07725> (8798)_,
thou backsliding
<04878>
Israel
<03478>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_;
[and] I will not cause mine anger
<06440>
to fall
<05307> (8686)
upon you: for I [am] merciful
<02623>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_,
[and] I will not keep
<05201> (8799)
[anger] for ever
<05769>_.
Only acknowledge
<03045> (8798)
thine iniquity
<05771>_,
that thou hast transgressed
<06586> (8804)
against the LORD
<03068>
thy God
<0430>_,
and hast scattered
<06340> (8762)
thy ways
<01870>
to the strangers
<02114> (8801)
under every green
<07488>
tree
<06086>_,
and ye have not obeyed
<08085> (8804)
my voice
<06963>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_.
Turn
<07725> (8798)_,
O backsliding
<07726>
children
<01121>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_;
for I am married
<01166> (8804)
unto you: and I will take
<03947> (8804)
you one
<0259>
of a city
<05892>_,
and two
<08147>
of a family
<04940>_,
and I will bring
<0935> (8689)
you to Zion
<06726>_:
And I will give
<05414> (8804)
you pastors
<07462> (8802)
according to mine heart
<03820>_,
which shall feed
<07462> (8804)
you with knowledge
<01844>
and understanding
<07919> (8687)_.
And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied
<07235> (8799)
and increased
<06509> (8804)
in the land
<0776>_,
in those days
<03117>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_,
they shall say
<0559> (8799)
no more, The ark
<0727>
of the covenant
<01285>
of the LORD
<03068>_:
neither shall it come
<05927> (8799)
to mind
<03820>_:
neither shall they remember
<02142> (8799)
it; neither shall they visit
<06485> (8799)
[it]; neither shall [that] be done
<06213> (8735)
any more. {come to mind: Heb. come upon the heart} {that...: or, it be magnified}
At that time
<06256>
they shall call
<07121> (8799)
Jerusalem
<03389>
the throne
<03678>
of the LORD
<03068>_;
and all the nations
<01471>
shall be gathered
<06960> (8738)
unto it, to the name
<08034>
of the LORD
<03068>_,
to Jerusalem
<03389>_:
neither shall they walk
<03212> (8799)
any more after
<0310>
the imagination
<08307>
of their evil
<07451>
heart
<03820>_.
{imagination: or, stubbornness}
In those days
<03117>
the house
<01004>
of Judah
<03063>
shall walk
<03212> (8799)
with the house
<01004>
of Israel
<03478>_,
and they shall come
<0935> (8799)
together
<03162>
out of the land
<0776>
of the north
<06828>
to the land
<0776>
that I have given for an inheritance
<05157> (8689)
unto your fathers
<01>_.
{with: or, to} {given...: or, caused your fathers to possess}
But I said
<0559> (8804)_,
How shall I put
<07896> (8799)
thee among the children
<01121>_,
and give
<05414> (8799)
thee a pleasant
<02532>
land
<0776>_,
a goodly
<06643>
heritage
<05159>
of the hosts
<06635>
of nations
<01471>_?
and I said
<0559> (8799)_,
Thou shalt call
<07121> (8799)
me, My father
<01>_;
and shalt not turn away
<07725> (8799)
from me
<0310>_.
{from me: Heb. from after me} {a goodly...: Heb. an heritage of glory, or, beauty} {pleasant...: Heb. land of desire}
Surely
<0403>
[as] a wife
<0802>
treacherously
<0898> (8804)
departeth from her husband
<07453>_,
so have ye dealt treacherously
<0898> (8804)
with me, O house
<01004>
of Israel
<03478>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_.
{husband: Heb. friend}
A voice
<06963>
was heard
<08085> (8738)
upon the high places
<08205>_,
weeping
<01065>
[and] supplications
<08469>
of the children
<01121>
of Israel
<03478>_:
for they have perverted
<05753> (8689)
their way
<01870>_,
[and] they have forgotten
<07911> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
their God
<0430>_.
Return
<07725> (8798)_,
ye backsliding
<07726>
children
<01121>_,
[and] I will heal
<07495> (8799)
your backslidings
<04878>_.
Behold, we come
<0857> (8804)
unto thee; for thou [art] the LORD
<03068>
our God
<0430>_.
Truly
<0403>
in vain
<08267>
[is salvation hoped for] from the hills
<01389>_,
[and from] the multitude
<01995>
of mountains
<02022>_:
truly
<0403>
in the LORD
<03068>
our God
<0430>
[is] the salvation
<08668>
of Israel
<03478>_.
For shame
<01322>
hath devoured
<0398> (8804)
the labour
<03018>
of our fathers
<01>
from our youth
<05271>_;
their flocks
<06629>
and their herds
<01241>_,
their sons
<01121>
and their daughters
<01323>_.
We lie down
<07901> (8799)
in our shame
<01322>_,
and our confusion
<03639>
covereth
<03680> (8762)
us: for we have sinned
<02398> (8804)
against the LORD
<03068>
our God
<0430>_,
we and our fathers
<01>_,
from our youth
<05271>
even unto this day
<03117>_,
and have not obeyed
<08085> (8804)
the voice
<06963>
of the LORD
<03068>
our God
<0430>_.
If thou wilt return
<07725> (8799)_,
O Israel
<03478>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_,
return
<07725> (8799)
unto me: and if thou wilt put away
<05493> (8686)
thine abominations
<08251>
out of my sight
<06440>_,
then shalt thou not remove
<05110> (8799)_.
And thou shalt swear
<07650> (8738)_,
The LORD
<03068>
liveth
<02416>_,
in truth
<0571>_,
in judgment
<04941>_,
and in righteousness
<06666>_;
and the nations
<01471>
shall bless
<01288> (8694)
themselves in him, and in him shall they glory
<01984> (8691)_.
For thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
to the men
<0376>
of Judah
<03063>
and Jerusalem
<03389>_,
Break up
<05214> (8798)
your fallow ground
<05215>_,
and sow
<02232> (8799)
not among thorns
<06975>_.
Circumcise
<04135> (8734)
yourselves to the LORD
<03068>_,
and take away
<05493> (8685)
the foreskins
<06190>
of your heart
<03824>_,
ye men
<0376>
of Judah
<03063>
and inhabitants
<03427> (8802)
of Jerusalem
<03389>_:
lest my fury
<02534>
come forth
<03318> (8799)
like fire
<0784>_,
and burn
<01197> (8804)
that none can quench
<03518> (8764)
[it], because
<06440>
of the evil
<07455>
of your doings
<04611>_.
Declare
<05046> (8685)
ye in Judah
<03063>_,
and publish
<08085> (8685)
in Jerusalem
<03389>_;
and say
<0559> (8798)_,
Blow
<08628> (8798)
ye the trumpet
<07782>
in the land
<0776>_:
cry
<07121> (8798)_,
gather together
<04390> (8761)_,
and say
<0559> (8798)_,
Assemble
<0622> (8734)
yourselves, and let us go
<0935> (8799)
into the defenced
<04013>
cities
<05892>_.
Set up
<05375> (8798)
the standard
<05251>
toward Zion
<06726>_:
retire
<05756> (8685)_,
stay
<05975> (8799)
not: for I will bring
<0935> (8688)
evil
<07451>
from the north
<06828>_,
and a great
<01419>
destruction
<07667>_.
{retire: or, strengthen} {destruction: Heb. breaking}
The lion
<0738>
is come up
<05927> (8804)
from his thicket
<05441>_,
and the destroyer
<07843> (8688)
of the Gentiles
<01471>
is on his way
<05265> (8804)_;
he is gone forth
<03318> (8804)
from his place
<04725>
to make
<07760> (8800)
thy land
<0776>
desolate
<08047>_;
[and] thy cities
<05892>
shall be laid waste
<05327> (8799)_,
without an inhabitant
<03427> (8802)_.
For this gird
<02296> (8798)
you with sackcloth
<08242>_,
lament
<05594> (8798)
and howl
<03213> (8685)_:
for the fierce
<02740>
anger
<0639>
of the LORD
<03068>
is not turned back
<07725> (8804)
from us.
And it shall come to pass at that day
<03117>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_,
[that] the heart
<03820>
of the king
<04428>
shall perish
<06> (8799)_,
and the heart
<03820>
of the princes
<08269>_;
and the priests
<03548>
shall be astonished
<08074> (8738)_,
and the prophets
<05030>
shall wonder
<08539> (8799)_.
Then said
<0559> (8799)
I, Ah
<0162>_,
Lord
<0136>
GOD
<03069>_!
surely
<0403>
thou hast greatly
<05377> (8687)
deceived
<05377> (8689)
this people
<05971>
and Jerusalem
<03389>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Ye shall have peace
<07965>_;
whereas the sword
<02719>
reacheth
<05060> (8804)
unto the soul
<05315>_.
At that time
<06256>
shall it be said
<0559> (8735)
to this people
<05971>
and to Jerusalem
<03389>_,
A dry
<06703>
wind
<07307>
of the high places
<08205>
in the wilderness
<04057>
toward
<01870>
the daughter
<01323>
of my people
<05971>_,
not to fan
<02219> (8800)_,
nor to cleanse
<01305> (8687)_,
[Even] a full
<04392>
wind
<07307>
from those [places] shall come
<0935> (8799)
unto me: now also will I give
<01696> (8762)
sentence
<04941>
against them. {a full...: or, a fuller wind than those} {give...: Heb. utter judgments}
Behold, he shall come up
<05927> (8799)
as clouds
<06051>_,
and his chariots
<04818>
[shall be] as a whirlwind
<05492>_:
his horses
<05483>
are swifter
<07043> (8804)
than eagles
<05404>_.
Woe
<0188>
unto us! for we are spoiled
<07703> (8795)_.
O Jerusalem
<03389>_,
wash
<03526> (8761)
thine heart
<03820>
from wickedness
<07451>_,
that thou mayest be saved
<03467> (8735)_.
How long shall thy vain
<0205>
thoughts
<04284>
lodge
<03885> (8686)
within
<07130>
thee?
For a voice
<06963>
declareth
<05046> (8688)
from Dan
<01835>_,
and publisheth
<08085> (8688)
affliction
<0205>
from mount
<02022>
Ephraim
<0669>_.
Make ye mention
<02142> (8685)
to the nations
<01471>_;
behold, publish
<08085> (8685)
against Jerusalem
<03389>_,
[that] watchers
<05341> (8802)
come
<0935> (8802)
from a far
<04801>
country
<0776>_,
and give out
<05414> (8799)
their voice
<06963>
against the cities
<05892>
of Judah
<03063>_.
As keepers
<08104> (8802)
of a field
<07704>_,
are they against her round about
<05439>_;
because she hath been rebellious
<04784> (8804)
against me, saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_.
Thy way
<01870>
and thy doings
<04611>
have procured
<06213> (8804)
these [things] unto thee; this [is] thy wickedness
<07451>_,
because it is bitter
<04751>_,
because it reacheth
<05060> (8804)
unto thine heart
<03820>_.
My bowels
<04578>_,
my bowels
<04578>_!
I am pained
<02342> (8799) (8675) <03176> (8686)
at my very
<07023>
heart
<03820>_;
my heart
<03820>
maketh a noise
<01993> (8802)
in me; I cannot hold my peace
<02790> (8686)_,
because thou hast heard
<08085> (8804)_,
O my soul
<05315>_,
the sound
<06963>
of the trumpet
<07782>_,
the alarm
<08643>
of war
<04421>_.
{my very...: Heb. the walls of my heart}
Destruction
<07667>
upon destruction
<07667>
is cried
<07121> (8738)_;
for the whole land
<0776>
is spoiled
<07703> (8795)_:
suddenly
<06597>
are my tents
<0168>
spoiled
<07703> (8795)_,
[and] my curtains
<03407>
in a moment
<07281>_.
How long shall I see
<07200> (8799)
the standard
<05251>_,
[and] hear
<08085> (8799)
the sound
<06963>
of the trumpet
<07782>_?
For my people
<05971>
[is] foolish
<0191>_,
they have not known
<03045> (8804)
me; they [are] sottish
<05530>
children
<01121>_,
and they have none understanding
<0995> (8737)_:
they [are] wise
<02450>
to do evil
<07489> (8687)_,
but to do good
<03190> (8687)
they have no knowledge
<03045> (8804)_.
I beheld
<07200> (8804)
the earth
<0776>_,
and, lo, [it was] without form
<08414>_,
and void
<0922>_;
and the heavens
<08064>_,
and they [had] no light
<0216>_.
I beheld
<07200> (8804)
the mountains
<02022>_,
and, lo, they trembled
<07493> (8801)_,
and all the hills
<01389>
moved lightly
<07043> (8701)_.
I beheld
<07200> (8804)_,
and, lo, [there was] no man
<0120>_,
and all the birds
<05775>
of the heavens
<08064>
were fled
<05074> (8804)_.
I beheld
<07200> (8804)_,
and, lo, the fruitful place
<03759>
[was] a wilderness
<04057>_,
and all the cities
<05892>
thereof were broken down
<05422> (8738)
at the presence
<06440>
of the LORD
<03068>_,
[and] by his fierce
<02740>
anger
<0639>_.
For thus hath the LORD
<03068>
said
<0559> (8804)_,
The whole land
<0776>
shall be desolate
<08077>_;
yet will I not make
<06213> (8799)
a full end
<03617>_.
For this shall the earth
<0776>
mourn
<056> (8799)_,
and the heavens
<08064>
above
<04605>
be black
<06937> (8804)_:
because I have spoken
<01696> (8765)
[it], I have purposed
<02161> (8804)
[it], and will not repent
<05162> (8738)_,
neither will I turn back
<07725> (8799)
from it.
The whole city
<05892>
shall flee
<01272> (8802)
for the noise
<06963>
of the horsemen
<06571>
and bowmen
<07198> <07411> (8802)_;
they shall go
<0935> (8804)
into thickets
<05645>_,
and climb up
<05927> (8804)
upon the rocks
<03710>_:
every city
<05892>
[shall be] forsaken
<05800> (8803)_,
and not a man
<0376>
dwell
<03427> (8802)
therein
<02004>_.
And [when] thou [art] spoiled
<07703> (8803)_,
what wilt thou do
<06213> (8799)_?
Though thou clothest
<03847> (8799)
thyself with crimson
<08144>_,
though thou deckest
<05710> (8799)
thee with ornaments
<05716>
of gold
<02091>_,
though thou rentest
<07167> (8799)
thy face
<05869>
with painting
<06320>_,
in vain
<07723>
shalt thou make thyself fair
<03302> (8691)_;
[thy] lovers
<05689> (8802)
will despise
<03988> (8804)
thee, they will seek
<01245> (8762)
thy life
<05315>_.
{face: Heb. eyes}
For I have heard
<08085> (8804)
a voice
<06963>
as of a woman in travail
<02470> (8802)_,
[and] the anguish
<06869>
as of her that bringeth forth her first child
<01069> (8688)_,
the voice
<06963>
of the daughter
<01323>
of Zion
<06726>_,
[that] bewaileth
<03306> (8691)
herself, [that] spreadeth
<06566> (8762)
her hands
<03709>_,
[saying], Woe
<0188>
[is] me now! for my soul
<05315>
is wearied
<05888> (8804)
because of murderers
<02026> (8802)_.
Run ye to and fro
<07751> (8786)
through the streets
<02351>
of Jerusalem
<03389>_,
and see
<07200> (8798)
now, and know
<03045> (8798)_,
and seek
<01245> (8761)
in the broad places
<07339>
thereof, if ye can find
<04672> (8799)
a man
<0376>_,
if there be
<03426>
[any] that executeth
<06213> (8802)
judgment
<04941>_,
that seeketh
<01245> (8764)
the truth
<0530>_;
and I will pardon
<05545> (8799)
it.
And though they say
<0559> (8799)_,
The LORD
<03068>
liveth
<02416>_;
surely they swear
<07650> (8735)
falsely
<08267>_.
O LORD
<03068>_,
[are] not thine eyes
<05869>
upon the truth
<0530>_?
thou hast stricken
<05221> (8689)
them, but they have not grieved
<02342> (8804)_;
thou hast consumed
<03615> (8765)
them, [but] they have refused
<03985> (8765)
to receive
<03947> (8800)
correction
<04148>_:
they have made their faces
<06440>
harder
<02388> (8765)
than a rock
<05553>_;
they have refused
<03985> (8765)
to return
<07725> (8800)_.
Therefore I said
<0559> (8804)_,
Surely these [are] poor
<01800>_;
they are foolish
<02973> (8738)_:
for they know
<03045> (8804)
not the way
<01870>
of the LORD
<03068>_,
[nor] the judgment
<04941>
of their God
<0430>_.
I will get
<03212> (8799)
me unto the great men
<01419>_,
and will speak
<01696> (8762)
unto them; for they have known
<03045> (8804)
the way
<01870>
of the LORD
<03068>_,
[and] the judgment
<04941>
of their God
<0430>_:
but these have altogether
<03162>
broken
<07665> (8804)
the yoke
<05923>_,
[and] burst
<05423> (8765)
the bonds
<04147>_.
Wherefore a lion
<0738>
out of the forest
<03293>
shall slay
<05221> (8689)
them, [and] a wolf
<02061>
of the evenings
<06160>
shall spoil
<07703> (8799)
them, a leopard
<05246>
shall watch
<08245> (8802)
over their cities
<05892>_:
every one that goeth out
<03318> (8802)
thence shall
<02007>
be torn in pieces
<02963> (8735)_:
because their transgressions
<06588>
are many
<07231> (8804)_,
[and] their backslidings
<04878>
are increased
<06105> (8804)_.
{evenings: or, deserts} {are increased: Heb. are strong}
How
<0335>
shall I pardon
<05545> (8799)
thee for this
<02063>_?
thy children
<01121>
have forsaken
<05800> (8804)
me, and sworn
<07650> (8735)
by [them that are] no
<03808>
gods
<0430>_:
when I had fed them to the full
<07650> (8686)_,
they then committed adultery
<05003> (8799)_,
and assembled themselves by troops
<01413> (8704)
in the harlots
<02181> (8802)_'
houses
<01004>_.
They were [as] fed
<02109> (8716)
horses
<05483>
in the morning
<07904> (8688)_:
every one
<0376>
neighed
<06670> (8799)
after his neighbour's
<07453>
wife
<0802>_.
Shall I not visit
<06485> (8799)
for these [things]? saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_:
and shall not my soul
<05315>
be avenged
<05358> (8691)
on such a nation
<01471>
as this?
Go ye up
<05927> (8798)
upon her walls
<08284>_,
and destroy
<07843> (8761)_;
but make
<06213> (8799)
not a full end
<03617>_:
take away
<05493> (8685)
her battlements
<05189>_;
for they [are] not the LORD'S
<03068>_.
For the house
<01004>
of Israel
<03478>
and the house
<01004>
of Judah
<03063>
have dealt very
<0898> (8800)
treacherously
<0898> (8804)
against me, saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_.
They have belied
<03584> (8765)
the LORD
<03068>_,
and said
<0559> (8799)_,
[It is] not he; neither shall evil
<07451>
come
<0935> (8799)
upon us; neither shall we see
<07200> (8799)
sword
<02719>
nor famine
<07458>_:
And the prophets
<05030>
shall become wind
<07307>_,
and the word
<01696> (8763)
[is] not in them: thus shall it be done
<06213> (8735)
unto them.
Wherefore thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
God
<0430>
of hosts
<06635>_,
Because ye speak
<01696> (8763)
this word
<01697>_,
behold, I will make
<05414> (8802)
my words
<01697>
in thy mouth
<06310>
fire
<0784>_,
and this people
<05971>
wood
<06086>_,
and it shall devour
<0398> (8804)
them.
Lo, I will bring
<0935> (8688)
a nation
<01471>
upon you from far
<04801>_,
O house
<01004>
of Israel
<03478>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_:
it [is] a mighty
<0386>
nation
<01471>_,
it [is] an ancient
<05769>
nation
<01471>_,
a nation
<01471>
whose language
<03956>
thou knowest
<03045> (8799)
not, neither understandest
<08085> (8799)
what they say
<01696> (8762)_.
Their quiver
<0827>
[is] as an open
<06605> (8803)
sepulchre
<06913>_,
they [are] all mighty men
<01368>_.
And they shall eat up
<0398> (8804)
thine harvest
<07105>_,
and thy bread
<03899>_,
[which] thy sons
<01121>
and thy daughters
<01323>
should eat
<0398> (8799)_:
they shall eat up
<0398> (8799)
thy flocks
<06629>
and thine herds
<01241>_:
they shall eat up
<0398> (8799)
thy vines
<01612>
and thy fig trees
<08384>_:
they shall impoverish
<07567> (8779)
thy fenced
<04013>
cities
<05892>_,
wherein thou
<02007>
trustedst
<0982> (8802)_,
with the sword
<02719>_.
Nevertheless in those days
<03117>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_,
I will not make
<06213> (8799)
a full end
<03617>
with you.
And it shall come to pass, when ye shall say
<0559> (8799)_,
Wherefore
<08478> <04100>
doeth
<06213> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
our God
<0430>
all these [things] unto us? then shalt thou answer
<0559> (8804)
them, Like as ye have forsaken
<05800> (8804)
me, and served
<05647> (8799)
strange
<05236>
gods
<0430>
in your land
<0776>_,
so shall ye serve
<05647> (8799)
strangers
<02114> (8801)
in a land
<0776>
[that is] not yours.
Declare
<05046> (8685)
this in the house
<01004>
of Jacob
<03290>_,
and publish
<08085> (8685)
it in Judah
<03063>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Hear
<08085> (8798)
now this, O foolish
<05530>
people
<05971>_,
and without understanding
<03820>_;
which have eyes
<05869>_,
and see
<07200> (8799)
not; which have ears
<0241>_,
and hear
<08085> (8799)
not: {understanding: Heb. heart}
Fear
<03372> (8799)
ye not me? saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_:
will ye not tremble
<02342> (8799)
at my presence
<06440>_,
which have placed
<07760> (8804)
the sand
<02344>
[for] the bound
<01366>
of the sea
<03220>
by a perpetual
<05769>
decree
<02706>_,
that it cannot pass
<05674> (8799)
it: and though the waves
<01530>
thereof toss
<01607> (8691)
themselves, yet can they not prevail
<03201> (8799)_;
though they roar
<01993> (8804)_,
yet can they not pass over
<05674> (8799)
it?
But this people
<05971>
hath a revolting
<05637> (8802)
and a rebellious
<04784> (8802)
heart
<03820>_;
they are revolted
<05493> (8804)
and gone
<03212> (8799)_.
Neither say
<0559> (8804)
they in their heart
<03824>_,
Let us now fear
<03372> (8799)
the LORD
<03068>
our God
<0430>_,
that giveth
<05414> (8802)
rain
<01653>_,
both the former
<03138>
and the latter
<04456>_,
in his season
<06256>_:
he reserveth
<08104> (8799)
unto us the appointed
<02708>
weeks
<07620>
of the harvest
<07105>_.
Your iniquities
<05771>
have turned away
<05186> (8689)
these [things], and your sins
<02403>
have withholden
<04513> (8804)
good
<02896>
[things] from you.
For among my people
<05971>
are found
<04672> (8738)
wicked
<07563>
[men]: they lay wait
<07789> (8799)_,
as he that setteth
<07918> (8800)
snares
<03353>_;
they set
<05324> (8689)
a trap
<04889>_,
they catch
<03920> (8799)
men
<0582>_.
{they lay...: or, they pry as fowlers lie in wait}
As a cage
<03619>
is full
<04392>
of birds
<05775>_,
so [are] their houses
<01004>
full
<04392>
of deceit
<04820>_:
therefore they are become great
<01431> (8804)_,
and waxen rich
<06238> (8686)_.
{cage: or, coop}
They are waxen fat
<08080> (8804)_,
they shine
<06245> (8804)_:
yea, they overpass
<05674> (8804)
the deeds
<01697>
of the wicked
<07451>_:
they judge
<01777> (8804)
not the cause
<01779>_,
the cause of the fatherless
<03490>_,
yet they prosper
<06743> (8686)_;
and the right
<04941>
of the needy
<034>
do they not judge
<08199> (8804)_.
Shall I not visit
<06485> (8799)
for these [things]? saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_:
shall not my soul
<05315>
be avenged
<05358> (8691)
on such a nation
<01471>
as this?
A wonderful
<08047>
and horrible thing
<08186>
is committed
<01961> (8738)
in the land
<0776>_;
{A wonderful...: or, Astonishment and filthiness}
The prophets
<05030>
prophesy
<05012> (8738)
falsely
<08267>_,
and the priests
<03548>
bear rule
<07287> (8799)
by their means
<03027>_;
and my people
<05971>
love
<0157> (8804)
[to have it] so: and what will ye do
<06213> (8799)
in the end
<0319>
thereof? {bear...: or, take into their hands}
O ye children
<01121>
of Benjamin
<01144>_,
gather yourselves to flee
<05756> (8685)
out of the midst
<07130>
of Jerusalem
<03389>_,
and blow
<08628> (8798)
the trumpet
<07782>
in Tekoa
<08620>_,
and set up
<05375> (8798)
a sign
<04864>
of fire in Bethhaccerem
<01021>_:
for evil
<07451>
appeareth
<08259> (8738)
out of the north
<06828>_,
and great
<01419>
destruction
<07667>_.
I have likened
<01820> (8804)
the daughter
<01323>
of Zion
<06726>
to a comely
<05116>
and delicate
<06026> (8794)
[woman]. {comely: or, dwelling at home}
The shepherds
<07462> (8802)
with their flocks
<05739>
shall come
<0935> (8799)
unto her; they shall pitch
<08628> (8804)
[their] tents
<0168>
against her round about
<05439>_;
they shall feed
<07462> (8804)
every one
<0376>
in his place
<03027>_.
Prepare
<06942> (8761)
ye war
<04421>
against her; arise
<06965> (8798)_,
and let us go up
<05927> (8799)
at noon
<06672>_.
Woe
<0188>
unto us! for the day
<03117>
goeth away
<06437> (8804)_,
for the shadows
<06752>
of the evening
<06153>
are stretched out
<05186> (8735)_.
Arise
<06965> (8798)_,
and let us go
<05927> (8799)
by night
<03915>_,
and let us destroy
<07843> (8686)
her palaces
<0759>_.
For thus hath the LORD
<03068>
of hosts
<06635>
said
<0559> (8804)_,
Hew ye down
<03772> (8798)
trees
<06097>_,
and cast
<08210> (8798)
a mount
<05550>
against Jerusalem
<03389>_:
this [is] the city
<05892>
to be visited
<06485> (8717)_;
she [is] wholly oppression
<06233>
in the midst
<07130>
of her. {cast...: or, pour out the engine of shot}
As a fountain
<0953>
casteth out
<06979> (8687)
her waters
<04325>_,
so she casteth out
<06979> (8689)
her wickedness
<07451>_:
violence
<02555>
and spoil
<07701>
is heard
<08085> (8735)
in her; before me
<06440>
continually
<08548>
[is] grief
<02483>
and wounds
<04347>_.
Be thou instructed
<03256> (8734)_,
O Jerusalem
<03389>_,
lest my soul
<05315>
depart
<03363> (8799)
from thee; lest I make
<07760> (8799)
thee desolate
<08077>_,
a land
<0776>
not inhabited
<03427> (8738)_.
{depart: Heb. be loosed, or, disjointed}
Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
of hosts
<06635>_,
They shall throughly
<05953> (8780)
glean
<05953> (8779)
the remnant
<07611>
of Israel
<03478>
as a vine
<01612>_:
turn back
<07725> (8685)
thine hand
<03027>
as a grapegatherer
<01219> (8802)
into the baskets
<05552>_.
To whom shall I speak
<01696> (8762)_,
and give warning
<05749> (8686)_,
that they may hear
<08085> (8799)_?
behold, their ear
<0241>
[is] uncircumcised
<06189>_,
and they cannot
<03201> (8799)
hearken
<07181> (8687)_:
behold, the word
<01697>
of the LORD
<03068>
is unto them a reproach
<02781>_;
they have no delight
<02654> (8799)
in it.
Therefore I am full
<04392>
of the fury
<02534>
of the LORD
<03068>_;
I am weary
<03811> (8738)
with holding in
<03557> (8687)_:
I will pour it out
<08210> (8800)
upon the children
<05768>
abroad
<02351>_,
and upon the assembly
<05475>
of young men
<0970>
together
<03162>_:
for even the husband
<0376>
with the wife
<0802>
shall be taken
<03920> (8735)_,
the aged
<02205>
with [him that is] full
<04390> (8804)
of days
<03117>_.
And their houses
<01004>
shall be turned
<05437> (8738)
unto others
<0312>_,
[with their] fields
<07704>
and wives
<0802>
together
<03162>_:
for I will stretch out
<05186> (8686)
my hand
<03027>
upon the inhabitants
<03427> (8802)
of the land
<0776>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_.
For from the least
<06996>
of them even unto the greatest
<01419>
of them every one [is] given
<01214> (8802)
to covetousness
<01215>_;
and from the prophet
<05030>
even unto the priest
<03548>
every one dealeth
<06213> (8802)
falsely
<08267>_.
They have healed
<07495> (8762)
also the hurt
<07667>
[of the daughter
<01323> (8676)_]
of my people
<05971>
slightly
<07043> (8738)_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Peace
<07965>_,
peace
<07965>_;
when [there is] no peace
<07965>_.
{hurt: Heb. bruise, or, breach}
Were they ashamed
<03001> (8689)
when they had committed
<06213> (8804)
abomination
<08441>_?
nay
<01571>_,
they were not at all
<0954> (8800)
ashamed
<0954> (8799)_,
neither
<01571>
could
<03045> (8804)
they blush
<03637> (8687)_:
therefore they shall fall
<05307> (8799)
among them that fall
<05307> (8802)_:
at the time
<06256>
[that] I visit
<06485> (8804)
them they shall be cast down
<03782> (8735)_,
saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>_.
Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>_,
Stand
<05975> (8798)
ye in the ways
<01870>_,
and see
<07200> (8799)_,
and ask
<07592> (8798)
for the old
<05769>
paths
<05410>_,
where [is] the good
<02896>
way
<01870>_,
and walk
<03212> (8799)
therein, and ye shall find
<04672> (8798)
rest
<04771>
for your souls
<05315>_.
But they said
<0559> (8799)_,
We will not walk
<03212> (8798)
[therein].
Also I set
<06965> (8689)
watchmen
<06822> (8802)
over you, [saying], Hearken
<07181> (8685)
to the sound
<06963>
of the trumpet
<07782>_.
But they said
<0559> (8799)_,
We will not hearken
<07181> (8686)_.
Therefore hear
<08085> (8798)_,
ye nations
<01471>_,
and know
<03045> (8798)_,
O congregation
<05712>_,
what [is] among them.
Hear
<08085> (8798)_,
O earth
<0776>_:
behold, I will bring
<0935> (8688)
evil
<07451>
upon this people
<05971>_,
[even] the fruit
<06529>
of their thoughts
<04284>_,
because they have not hearkened
<07181> (8689)
unto my words
<01697>_,
nor to my law
<08451>_,
but rejected
<03988> (8799)
it.
To what purpose cometh
<0935> (8799)
there to me incense
<03828>
from Sheba
<07614>_,
and the sweet
<02896>
cane
<07070>
from a far
<04801>
country
<0776>_?
your burnt offerings
<05930>
[are] not acceptable
<07522>_,
nor your sacrifices
<02077>
sweet
<06149> (8804)
unto me.
Therefore thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>_,
Behold, I will lay
<05414> (8802)
stumblingblocks
<04383>
before this people
<05971>_,
and the fathers
<01>
and the sons
<01121>
together
<03162>
shall fall
<03782> (8804)
upon them; the neighbour
<07934>
and his friend
<07453>
shall perish
<06> (8804)_.
Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>_,
Behold, a people
<05971>
cometh
<0935> (8802)
from the north
<06828>
country
<0776>_,
and a great
<01419>
nation
<01471>
shall be raised
<05782> (8735)
from the sides
<03411>
of the earth
<0776>_.
They shall lay hold
<02388> (8686)
on bow
<07198>
and spear
<03591>_;
they [are] cruel
<0394>_,
and have no mercy
<07355> (8762)_;
their voice
<06963>
roareth
<01993> (8799)
like the sea
<03220>_;
and they ride
<07392> (8799)
upon horses
<05483>_,
set in array
<06186> (8803)
as men
<0376>
for war
<04421>
against thee, O daughter
<01323>
of Zion
<06726>_.
We have heard
<08085> (8804)
the fame
<08089>
thereof: our hands
<03027>
wax feeble
<07503> (8804)_:
anguish
<06869>
hath taken hold
<02388> (8689)
of us, [and] pain
<02427>_,
as of a woman in travail
<03205> (8802)_.
Go not forth
<03318> (8799)
into the field
<07704>_,
nor walk
<03212> (8799)
by the way
<01870>_;
for the sword
<02719>
of the enemy
<0341> (8802)
[and] fear
<04032>
[is] on every side
<05439>_.
O daughter
<01323>
of my people
<05971>_,
gird
<02296> (8798)
[thee] with sackcloth
<08242>_,
and wallow
<06428> (8690)
thyself in ashes
<0665>_:
make
<06213> (8798)
thee mourning
<060>_,
[as for] an only son
<03173>_,
most bitter
<08563>
lamentation
<04553>_:
for the spoiler
<07703> (8802)
shall suddenly
<06597>
come
<0935> (8799)
upon us.
I have set
<05414> (8804)
thee [for] a tower
<0969>
[and] a fortress
<04013>
among my people
<05971>_,
that thou mayest know
<03045> (8799)
and try
<0974> (8804)
their way
<01870>_.
They [are] all grievous
<05493> (8802)
revolters
<05637> (8802)_,
walking
<01980> (8802)
with slanders
<07400>_:
[they are] brass
<05178>
and iron
<01270>_;
they [are] all corrupters
<07843> (8688)_.
The bellows
<04647>
are burned
<02787> (8738)_,
the lead
<05777>
is consumed
<08552> (8804)
of the fire
<0800> <0784>_;
the founder
<06884> (8800)
melteth
<06884> (8804)
in vain
<07723>_:
for the wicked
<07451>
are not plucked away
<05423> (8738)_.
Reprobate
<03988> (8737)
silver
<03701>
shall [men] call
<07121> (8804)
them, because the LORD
<03068>
hath rejected
<03988> (8804)
them. {Reprobate...: or, Refuse silver}
The word
<01697>
that came to Jeremiah
<03414>
from the LORD
<03068>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Stand
<05975> (8798)
in the gate
<08179>
of the LORD'S
<03068>
house
<01004>_,
and proclaim
<07121> (8804)
there this word
<01697>_,
and say
<0559> (8804)_,
Hear
<08085> (8798)
the word
<01697>
of the LORD
<03068>_,
all [ye of] Judah
<03063>_,
that enter in
<0935> (8802)
at these gates
<08179>
to worship
<07812> (8692)
the LORD
<03068>_.
Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
of hosts
<06635>_,
the God
<0430>
of Israel
<03478>_,
Amend
<03190> (8685)
your ways
<01870>
and your doings
<04611>_,
and I will cause you to dwell
<07931> (8762)
in this place
<04725>_.
Trust
<0982> (8799)
ye not in lying
<08267>
words
<01697>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
The temple
<01964>
of the LORD
<03068>_,
The temple
<01964>
of the LORD
<03068>_,
The temple
<01964>
of the LORD
<03068>_,
[are] these.
For if ye throughly
<03190> (8687)
amend
<03190> (8686)
your ways
<01870>
and your doings
<04611>_;
if ye throughly
<06213> (8800)
execute
<06213> (8799)
judgment
<04941>
between a man
<0376>
and his neighbour
<07453>_;
[If] ye oppress
<06231> (8799)
not the stranger
<01616>_,
the fatherless
<03490>_,
and the widow
<0490>_,
and shed
<08210> (8799)
not innocent
<05355>
blood
<01818>
in this place
<04725>_,
neither walk
<03212> (8799)
after
<0310>
other
<0312>
gods
<0430>
to your hurt
<07451>_:
Then will I cause you to dwell
<07931> (8765)
in this place
<04725>_,
in the land
<0776>
that I gave
<05414> (8804)
to your fathers
<01>_,
for
<05704>
ever
<05769>
and ever
<05769>_.
Behold, ye trust
<0982> (8802)
in lying
<08267>
words
<01697>_,
that cannot profit
<03276> (8687)_.
Will ye steal
<01589> (8800)_,
murder
<07523> (8800)_,
and commit adultery
<05003> (8800)_,
and swear
<07650> (8736)
falsely
<08267>_,
and burn incense
<06999> (8763)
unto Baal
<01168>_,
and walk
<01980> (8800)
after
<0310>
other
<0312>
gods
<0430>
whom ye know
<03045> (8804)
not;
And come
<0935> (8804)
and stand
<05975> (8804)
before
<06440>
me in this house
<01004>_,
which is called
<07121> (8738)
by my name
<08034>_,
and say
<0559> (8804)_,
We are delivered
<05337> (8738)
to do
<06213> (8800)
all these abominations
<08441>_?
{which...: Heb. whereupon my name is called}
Is this house
<01004>_,
which is called
<07121> (8738)
by my name
<08034>_,
become a den
<04631>
of robbers
<06530>
in your eyes
<05869>_?
Behold, even I have seen
<07200> (8804)
[it], saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_.
But go
<03212> (8798)
ye now unto my place
<04725>
which [was] in Shiloh
<07887>_,
where I set
<07931> (8765)
my name
<08034>
at the first
<07223>_,
and see
<07200> (8798)
what I did
<06213> (8804)
to it for
<06440>
the wickedness
<07451>
of my people
<05971>
Israel
<03478>_.
And now, because ye have done
<06213> (8800)
all these works
<04639>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_,
and I spake
<01696> (8762)
unto you, rising up early
<07925> (8687)
and speaking
<01696> (8763)_,
but ye heard
<08085> (8804)
not; and I called
<07121> (8799)
you, but ye answered
<06030> (8804)
not;
Therefore will I do
<06213> (8804)
unto [this] house
<01004>_,
which is called
<07121> (8738)
by my name
<08034>_,
wherein ye trust
<0982> (8802)_,
and unto the place
<04725>
which I gave
<05414> (8804)
to you and to your fathers
<01>_,
as I have done
<06213> (8804)
to Shiloh
<07887>_.
And I will cast you out
<07993> (8689)
of my sight
<06440>_,
as I have cast out
<07993> (8689)
all your brethren
<0251>_,
[even] the whole seed
<02233>
of Ephraim
<0669>_.
Therefore pray
<06419> (8691)
not thou for this people
<05971>_,
neither lift up
<05375> (8799)
cry
<07440>
nor prayer
<08605>
for them
<01157>_,
neither make intercession
<06293> (8799)
to me: for I will not hear
<08085> (8802)
thee.
Seest
<07200> (8802)
thou not what they do
<06213> (8802)
in the cities
<05892>
of Judah
<03063>
and in the streets
<02351>
of Jerusalem
<03389>_?
The children
<01121>
gather
<03950> (8764)
wood
<06086>_,
and the fathers
<01>
kindle
<01197> (8764)
the fire
<0784>_,
and the women
<0802>
knead
<03888> (8802)
[their] dough
<01217>_,
to make
<06213> (8800)
cakes
<03561>
to the queen
<04446>
of heaven
<08064>_,
and to pour out
<05258> (8687)
drink offerings
<05262>
unto other
<0312>
gods
<0430>_,
that they may provoke me to anger
<03707> (8687)_.
{queen...: or, frame, or, workmanship of heaven}
Do they provoke me to anger
<03707> (8688)_?
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_:
[do they] not [provoke] themselves to the confusion
<01322>
of their own faces
<06440>_?
Therefore thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the Lord
<0136>
GOD
<03069>_;
Behold, mine anger
<0639>
and my fury
<02534>
shall be poured out
<05413> (8737)
upon this place
<04725>_,
upon man
<0120>_,
and upon beast
<0929>_,
and upon the trees
<06086>
of the field
<07704>_,
and upon the fruit
<06529>
of the ground
<0127>_;
and it shall burn
<01197> (8804)_,
and shall not be quenched
<03518> (8799)_.
Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
of hosts
<06635>_,
the God
<0430>
of Israel
<03478>_;
Put
<05595> (8798)
your burnt offerings
<05930>
unto your sacrifices
<02077>_,
and eat
<0398> (8798)
flesh
<01320>_.
For I spake
<01696> (8765)
not unto your fathers
<01>_,
nor commanded
<06680> (8765)
them in the day
<03117>
that I brought them out
<03318> (8687)
of the land
<0776>
of Egypt
<04714>_,
concerning
<01697>
burnt offerings
<05930>
or sacrifices
<02077>_:
{concerning: Heb. concerning the matter of}
But this thing
<01697>
commanded
<06680> (8765)
I them, saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Obey
<08085> (8798)
my voice
<06963>_,
and I will be your God
<0430>_,
and ye shall be my people
<05971>_:
and walk
<01980> (8804)
ye in all the ways
<01870>
that I have commanded
<06680> (8762)
you, that it may be well
<03190> (8799)
unto you.
But they hearkened
<08085> (8804)
not, nor inclined
<05186> (8689)
their ear
<0241>_,
but walked
<03212> (8799)
in the counsels
<04156>
[and] in the imagination
<08307>
of their evil
<07451>
heart
<03820>_,
and went backward
<0268>_,
and not forward
<06440>_.
{imagination: or, stubbornness} {went: Heb. were}
Since the day
<03117>
that your fathers
<01>
came forth out
<03318> (8804)
of the land
<0776>
of Egypt
<04714>
unto this day
<03117>
I have even sent
<07971> (8799)
unto you all my servants
<05650>
the prophets
<05030>_,
daily
<03117>
rising up early
<07925> (8687)
and sending
<07971> (8800)
[them]:
Yet they hearkened
<08085> (8804)
not unto me, nor inclined
<05186> (8689)
their ear
<0241>_,
but hardened
<07185> (8686)
their neck
<06203>_:
they did worse
<07489> (8689)
than their fathers
<01>_.
Therefore thou shalt speak
<01696> (8765)
all these words
<01697>
unto them; but they will not hearken
<08085> (8799)
to thee: thou shalt also call
<07121> (8804)
unto them; but they will not answer
<06030> (8799)
thee.
But thou shalt say
<0559> (8804)
unto them, This [is] a nation
<01471>
that obeyeth
<08085> (8804)
not the voice
<06963>
of the LORD
<03068>
their God
<0430>_,
nor receiveth
<03947> (8804)
correction
<04148>_:
truth
<0530>
is perished
<06> (8804)_,
and is cut off
<03772> (8738)
from their mouth
<06310>_.
{correction: or, instruction}
Cut off
<01494> (8798)
thine hair
<05145>_,
[O Jerusalem], and cast [it] away
<07993> (8685)_,
and take up
<05375> (8798)
a lamentation
<07015>
on high places
<08205>_;
for the LORD
<03068>
hath rejected
<03988> (8804)
and forsaken
<05203> (8799)
the generation
<01755>
of his wrath
<05678>_.
For the children
<01121>
of Judah
<03063>
have done
<06213> (8804)
evil
<07451>
in my sight
<05869>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_:
they have set
<07760> (8804)
their abominations
<08251>
in the house
<01004>
which is called
<07121> (8738)
by my name
<08034>_,
to pollute
<02930> (8763)
it.
And they have built
<01129> (8804)
the high places
<01116>
of Tophet
<08612>_,
which [is] in the valley
<01516>
of the son
<01121>
of Hinnom
<02011>_,
to burn
<08313> (8800)
their sons
<01121>
and their daughters
<01323>
in the fire
<0784>_;
which I commanded
<06680> (8765)
[them] not, neither came
<05927> (8804)
it into my heart
<03820>_.
{came...: Heb. came it upon my heart}
Therefore, behold, the days
<03117>
come
<0935> (8802)_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_,
that it shall no more be called
<0559> (8735)
Tophet
<08612>_,
nor the valley
<01516>
of the son
<01121>
of Hinnom
<02011>_,
but the valley
<01516>
of slaughter
<02028>_:
for they shall bury
<06912> (8804)
in Tophet
<08612>_,
till there be no
<0369>
place
<04725>_.
And the carcases
<05038>
of this people
<05971>
shall be meat
<03978>
for the fowls
<05775>
of the heaven
<08064>_,
and for the beasts
<0929>
of the earth
<0776>_;
and none shall fray [them] away
<02729> (8688)_.
Then will I cause to cease
<07673> (8689)
from the cities
<05892>
of Judah
<03063>_,
and from the streets
<02351>
of Jerusalem
<03389>_,
the voice
<06963>
of mirth
<08342>_,
and the voice
<06963>
of gladness
<08057>_,
the voice
<06963>
of the bridegroom
<02860>_,
and the voice
<06963>
of the bride
<03618>_:
for the land
<0776>
shall be desolate
<02723>_.
At that time
<06256>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_,
they shall bring out
<03318> (8686)
the bones
<06106>
of the kings
<04428>
of Judah
<03063>_,
and the bones
<06106>
of his princes
<08269>_,
and the bones
<06106>
of the priests
<03548>_,
and the bones
<06106>
of the prophets
<05030>_,
and the bones
<06106>
of the inhabitants
<03427> (8802)
of Jerusalem
<03389>_,
out of their graves
<06913>_:
And they shall spread
<07849> (8804)
them before the sun
<08121>_,
and the moon
<03394>_,
and all the host
<06635>
of heaven
<08064>_,
whom they have loved
<0157> (8804)_,
and whom they have served
<05647> (8804)_,
and after
<0310>
whom they have walked
<01980> (8804)_,
and whom they have sought
<01875> (8804)_,
and whom they have worshipped
<07812> (8694)_:
they shall not be gathered
<0622> (8735)_,
nor be buried
<06912> (8735)_;
they shall be for dung
<01828>
upon the face
<06440>
of the earth
<0127>_.
And death
<04194>
shall be chosen
<0977> (8738)
rather than life
<02416>
by all the residue
<07611>
of them that remain
<07604> (8737)
of this evil
<07451>
family
<04940>_,
which remain
<07604> (8737)
in all the places
<04725>
whither I have driven
<05080> (8689)
them, saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>
of hosts
<06635>_.
Moreover thou shalt say
<0559> (8804)
unto them, Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>_;
Shall they fall
<05307> (8799)_,
and not arise
<06965> (8799)_?
shall he turn away
<07725> (8799)_,
and not return
<07725> (8799)_?
Why [then] is this people
<05971>
of Jerusalem
<03389>
slidden back
<07725> (8790)
by a perpetual
<05329> (8737)
backsliding
<04878>_?
they hold
<02388> (8689)
fast deceit
<08649>_,
they refuse
<03985> (8765)
to return
<07725> (8800)_.
I hearkened
<07181> (8689)
and heard
<08085> (8799)_,
[but] they spake not aright
<01696> (8762)_:
no man
<0376>
repented
<05162> (8737)
him of
<05921>
his wickedness
<07451>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
What have I done
<06213> (8804)_?
every one turned
<07725> (8804)
to his course
<04794>_,
as the horse
<05483>
rusheth
<07857> (8802)
into the battle
<04421>_.
Yea, the stork
<02624>
in the heaven
<08064>
knoweth
<03045> (8804)
her appointed times
<04150>_;
and the turtle
<08449>
and the crane
<05483>
and the swallow
<05693>
observe
<08104> (8804)
the time
<06256>
of their coming
<0935> (8800)_;
but my people
<05971>
know
<03045> (8804)
not the judgment
<04941>
of the LORD
<03068>_.
How do ye say
<0559> (8799)_,
We [are] wise
<02450>_,
and the law
<08451>
of the LORD
<03068>
[is] with us? Lo, certainly
<0403>
in vain
<08267>
made
<06213> (8804)
he [it]; the pen
<05842>
of the scribes
<05608> (8802)
[is] in vain
<08267>_.
{in vain made...: or, the false pen of the scribes worketh for falsehood}
The wise
<02450>
[men] are ashamed
<03001> (8689)_,
they are dismayed
<02865> (8804)
and taken
<03920> (8735)_:
lo, they have rejected
<03988> (8804)
the word
<01697>
of the LORD
<03068>_;
and what wisdom
<02451>
[is] in them? {The wise...: or, Have they been ashamed, etc} {what...: Heb. the wisdom of what thing}
Therefore will I give
<05414> (8799)
their wives
<0802>
unto others
<0312>_,
[and] their fields
<07704>
to them that shall inherit
<03423> (8802)
[them]: for every one from the least
<06996>
even unto the greatest
<01419>
is given
<01214> (8802)
to covetousness
<01215>_,
from the prophet
<05030>
even unto the priest
<03548>
every one dealeth
<06213> (8802)
falsely
<08267>_.
For they have healed
<07495> (8762)
the hurt
<07667>
of the daughter
<01323>
of my people
<05971>
slightly
<07043> (8738)_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Peace
<07965>_,
peace
<07965>_;
when [there is] no peace
<07965>_.
Were they ashamed
<03001> (8689)
when they had committed
<06213> (8804)
abomination
<08441>_?
nay, they were not at all
<0954> (8800)
ashamed
<0954> (8799)_,
neither could
<03045> (8804)
they blush
<03637> (8736)_:
therefore shall they fall
<05307> (8799)
among them that fall
<05307> (8802)_:
in the time
<06256>
of their visitation
<06486>
they shall be cast down
<03782> (8735)_,
saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>_.
{I will...: or, In gathering I will consume}
I will surely
<0622> (8800)
consume
<05486> (8686)
them, saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_:
[there shall be] no grapes
<06025>
on the vine
<01612>_,
nor figs
<08384>
on the fig tree
<08384>_,
and the leaf
<05929>
shall fade
<05034> (8804)_;
and [the things that] I have given
<05414> (8799)
them shall pass away
<05674> (8799)
from them.
Why do we sit still
<03427> (8802)_?
assemble
<0622> (8734)
yourselves, and let us enter
<0935> (8799)
into the defenced
<04013>
cities
<05892>_,
and let us be silent
<01826> (8735)
there: for the LORD
<03068>
our God
<0430>
hath put us to silence
<01826> (8689)_,
and given us water
<04325>
of gall
<07219>
to drink
<08248> (8686)_,
because we have sinned
<02398> (8804)
against the LORD
<03068>_.
{gall: or, poison}
We looked
<06960> (8763)
for peace
<07965>_,
but no good
<02896>
[came; and] for a time
<06256>
of health
<04832>_,
and behold trouble
<01205>_!
The snorting
<05170>
of his horses
<05483>
was heard
<08085> (8738)
from Dan
<01835>_:
the whole land
<0776>
trembled
<07493> (8804)
at the sound
<06963>
of the neighing
<04684>
of his strong ones
<047>_;
for they are come
<0935> (8799)_,
and have devoured
<0398> (8799)
the land
<0776>_,
and all
<04393>
that is in it; the city
<05892>_,
and those that dwell
<03427> (8802)
therein. {all...: Heb. the fulness thereof}
For, behold, I will send
<07971> (8764)
serpents
<05175>_,
cockatrices
<06848>_,
among you, which [will] not [be] charmed
<03908>_,
and they shall bite
<05391> (8765)
you, saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_.
[When] I would comfort
<04010>
myself against sorrow
<03015>_,
my heart
<03820>
[is] faint
<01742>
in me. {in: Heb. upon}
Behold the voice
<06963>
of the cry
<07775>
of the daughter
<01323>
of my people
<05971>
because of them that dwell in a far
<04801>
country
<0776>_:
[Is] not the LORD
<03068>
in Zion
<06726>_?
[is] not her king
<04428>
in her? Why have they provoked me to anger
<03707> (8689)
with their graven images
<06456>_,
[and] with strange
<05236>
vanities
<01892>_?
{them...: Heb. the country of them that are far off}
The harvest
<07105>
is past
<05674> (8804)_,
the summer
<07019>
is ended
<03615> (8804)_,
and we are not saved
<03467> (8738)_.
For the hurt
<07667>
of the daughter
<01323>
of my people
<05971>
am I hurt
<07665> (8717)_;
I am black
<06937> (8804)_;
astonishment
<08047>
hath taken hold
<02388> (8689)
on me.
[Is there] no balm
<06875>
in Gilead
<01568>_;
[is there] no physician
<07495> (8802)
there? why then
<03588>
is not the health
<0724>
of the daughter
<01323>
of my people
<05971>
recovered
<05927> (8804)_?
{recovered: Heb. gone up?}
Oh that
<05414> (8799)
my head
<07218>
were waters
<04325>_,
and mine eyes
<05869>
a fountain
<04726>
of tears
<01832>_,
that I might weep
<01058> (8799)
day
<03119>
and night
<03915>
for the slain
<02491>
of the daughter
<01323>
of my people
<05971>_!
{Oh...: Heb. Who will give my head, etc}
Oh that
<05414> (8799)
I had in the wilderness
<04057>
a lodging place
<04411>
of wayfaring men
<0732> (8802)_;
that I might leave
<05800> (8799)
my people
<05971>_,
and go
<03212> (8799)
from them! for they [be] all adulterers
<05003> (8764)_,
an assembly
<06116>
of treacherous men
<0898> (8802)_.
And they bend
<01869> (8686)
their tongues
<03956>
[like] their bow
<07198>
[for] lies
<08267>_:
but they are not valiant
<01396> (8804)
for the truth
<0530>
upon the earth
<0776>_;
for they proceed
<03318> (8804)
from evil
<07451>
to evil
<07451>_,
and they know
<03045> (8804)
not me, saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_.
Take ye heed
<08104> (8734)
every one
<0376>
of his neighbour
<07453>_,
and trust
<0982> (8799)
ye not in any brother
<0251>_:
for every brother
<0251>
will utterly
<06117> (8800)
supplant
<06117> (8799)_,
and every neighbour
<07453>
will walk
<01980> (8799)
with slanders
<07400>_.
{neighbour: or, friend}
And they will deceive
<02048> (8762)
every one
<0376>
his neighbour
<07453>_,
and will not speak
<01696> (8762)
the truth
<0571>_:
they have taught
<03925> (8765)
their tongue
<03956>
to speak
<01696> (8763)
lies
<08267>_,
[and] weary
<03811> (8738)
themselves to commit iniquity
<05753> (8687)_.
{deceive: or, mock}
Thine habitation
<03427> (8800)
[is] in the midst
<08432>
of deceit
<04820>_;
through deceit
<04820>
they refuse
<03985> (8765)
to know
<03045> (8800)
me, saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_.
Therefore thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
of hosts
<06635>_,
Behold, I will melt
<06884> (8802)
them, and try
<0974> (8804)
them; for how shall I do
<06213> (8799)
for
<06440>
the daughter
<01323>
of my people
<05971>_?
Their tongue
<03956>
[is as] an arrow
<02671>
shot out
<07819> (8803)_;
it speaketh
<01696> (8765)
deceit
<04820>_:
[one] speaketh
<01696> (8762)
peaceably
<07965>
to his neighbour
<07453>
with his mouth
<06310>_,
but in heart
<07130>
he layeth
<07760> (8799)
his wait
<0696>_.
{in heart: Heb. in the midst of him} {his wait: or, wait for him}
Shall I not visit
<06485> (8799)
them for these [things]? saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_:
shall not my soul
<05315>
be avenged
<05358> (8691)
on such a nation
<01471>
as this?
For the mountains
<02022>
will I take up
<05375> (8799)
a weeping
<01065>
and wailing
<05092>_,
and for the habitations
<04999>
of the wilderness
<04057>
a lamentation
<07015>_,
because they are burned up
<03341> (8738)_,
so that none
<0376>
can pass
<05674> (8802)
through [them]; neither can [men] hear
<08085> (8804)
the voice
<06963>
of the cattle
<04735>_;
both the fowl
<05775>
of the heavens
<08064>
and the beast
<0929>
are fled
<05074> (8804)_;
they are gone
<01980> (8804)_.
{habitations: or, pastures} {burned up: or, desolate} {both...: Heb. from the fowl even to, etc}
And I will make
<05414> (8804)
Jerusalem
<03389>
heaps
<01530>_,
[and] a den
<04583>
of dragons
<08577>_;
and I will make
<05414> (8799)
the cities
<05892>
of Judah
<03063>
desolate
<08077>_,
without an inhabitant
<03427> (8802)_.
{desolate: Heb. desolation}
Who [is] the wise
<02450>
man
<0376>_,
that may understand
<0995> (8799)
this? and [who is he] to whom the mouth
<06310>
of the LORD
<03068>
hath spoken
<01696> (8765)_,
that he may declare
<05046> (8686)
it, for what the land
<0776>
perisheth
<06> (8804)
[and] is burned up
<03341> (8738)
like a wilderness
<04057>_,
that none passeth through
<05674> (8802)_?
And the LORD
<03068>
saith
<0559> (8799)_,
Because they have forsaken
<05800> (8800)
my law
<08451>
which I set
<05414> (8804)
before
<06440>
them, and have not obeyed
<08085> (8804)
my voice
<06963>_,
neither walked
<01980> (8804)
therein;
But have walked
<03212> (8799)
after
<0310>
the imagination
<08307>
of their own heart
<03820>_,
and after
<0310>
Baalim
<01168>_,
which their fathers
<01>
taught
<03925> (8765)
them: {imagination: or, stubbornness}
Therefore thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
of hosts
<06635>_,
the God
<0430>
of Israel
<03478>_;
Behold, I will feed
<0398> (8688)
them, [even] this people
<05971>_,
with wormwood
<03939>_,
and give them water
<04325>
of gall
<07219>
to drink
<08248> (8689)_.
I will scatter
<06327> (8689)
them also among the heathen
<01471>_,
whom neither they nor their fathers
<01>
have known
<03045> (8804)_:
and I will send
<07971> (8765)
a sword
<02719>
after
<0310>
them, till I have consumed
<03615> (8763)
them.
Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
of hosts
<06635>_,
Consider
<0995> (8708)
ye, and call
<07121> (8798)
for the mourning women
<06969> (8789)_,
that they may come
<0935> (8799)_;
and send
<07971> (8798)
for cunning
<02450>
[women], that they may come
<0935> (8799)_:
And let them make haste
<04116> (8762)_,
and take up
<05375> (8799)
a wailing
<05092>
for us, that our eyes
<05869>
may run down
<03381> (8799)
with tears
<01832>_,
and our eyelids
<06079>
gush out
<05140> (8799)
with waters
<04325>_.
For a voice
<06963>
of wailing
<05092>
is heard
<08085> (8738)
out of Zion
<06726>_,
How are we spoiled
<07703> (8795)_!
we are greatly
<03966>
confounded
<0954> (8804)_,
because we have forsaken
<05800> (8804)
the land
<0776>_,
because our dwellings
<04908>
have cast [us] out
<07993> (8689)_.
Yet hear
<08085> (8798)
the word
<01697>
of the LORD
<03068>_,
O ye women
<0802>_,
and let your ear
<0241>
receive
<03947> (8799)
the word
<01697>
of his mouth
<06310>_,
and teach
<03925> (8761)
your daughters
<01323>
wailing
<05092>_,
and every one
<0802>
her neighbour
<07468>
lamentation
<07015>_.
For death
<04194>
is come up
<05927> (8804)
into our windows
<02474>_,
[and] is entered
<0935> (8804)
into our palaces
<0759>_,
to cut off
<03772> (8687)
the children
<05768>
from without
<02351>_,
[and] the young men
<0970>
from the streets
<07339>_.
Speak
<01696> (8761)_,
Thus saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_,
Even the carcases
<05038>
of men
<0120>
shall fall
<05307> (8804)
as dung
<01828>
upon the open
<06440>
field
<07704>_,
and as the handful
<05995>
after
<0310>
the harvestman
<07114> (8802)_,
and none shall gather
<0622> (8764)
[them].
Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>_,
Let not the wise
<02450>
[man] glory
<01984> (8691)
in his wisdom
<02451>_,
neither let the mighty
<01368>
[man] glory
<01984> (8691)
in his might
<01369>_,
let not the rich
<06223>
[man] glory
<01984> (8691)
in his riches
<06239>_:
But let him that glorieth
<01984> (8693)
glory
<01984> (8691)
in this, that he understandeth
<07919> (8687)
and knoweth
<03045> (8800)
me, that I [am] the LORD
<03068>
which exercise
<06213> (8802)
lovingkindness
<02617>_,
judgment
<04941>_,
and righteousness
<06666>_,
in the earth
<0776>_:
for in these [things] I delight
<02654> (8804)_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_.
Behold, the days
<03117>
come
<0935> (8802)_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_,
that I will punish
<06485> (8804)
all [them which are] circumcised
<04135> (8803)
with the uncircumcised
<06190>_;
{punish: Heb. visit upon}
Egypt
<04714>_,
and Judah
<03063>_,
and Edom
<0123>_,
and the children
<01121>
of Ammon
<05983>_,
and Moab
<04124>_,
and all [that are] in the utmost
<07112> (8803)
corners
<06285>_,
that dwell
<03427> (8802)
in the wilderness
<04057>_:
for all [these] nations
<01471>
[are] uncircumcised
<06189>_,
and all the house
<01004>
of Israel
<03478>
[are] uncircumcised
<06189>
in the heart
<03820>_.
{in the utmost...: Heb. cut off into corners, or, having the corners of their hair polled}
Hear
<08085> (8798)
ye the word
<01697>
which the LORD
<03068>
speaketh
<01696> (8765)
unto you, O house
<01004>
of Israel
<03478>_:
Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>_,
Learn
<03925> (8799)
not the way
<01870>
of the heathen
<01471>_,
and be not dismayed
<02865> (8735)
at the signs
<0226>
of heaven
<08064>_;
for the heathen
<01471>
are dismayed
<02865> (8735)
at them
<01992>_.
For the customs
<02708>
of the people
<05971>
[are] vain
<01892>_:
for [one] cutteth
<03772> (8804)
a tree
<06086>
out of the forest
<03293>_,
the work
<04639>
of the hands
<03027>
of the workman
<02796>_,
with the axe
<04621>_.
{customs...: Heb. statutes, or, ordinances are vanity}
They deck
<03302> (8762)
it with silver
<03701>
and with gold
<02091>_;
they fasten
<02388> (8762)
it with nails
<04548>
and with hammers
<04717>_,
that it move
<06328> (8686)
not.
They [are] upright
<04749>
as the palm tree
<08560>_,
but speak
<01696> (8762)
not: they must needs
<05375> (8800)
be borne
<05375> (8735)_,
because they cannot go
<06805> (8799)_.
Be not afraid
<03372> (8799)
of them; for they cannot do evil
<07489> (8686)_,
neither also [is it] in them to do good
<03190> (8687)_.
Forasmuch as [there is] none like unto thee, O LORD
<03068>_;
thou [art] great
<01419>_,
and thy name
<08034>
[is] great
<01419>
in might
<01369>_.
Who would not fear
<03372> (8799)
thee, O King
<04428>
of nations
<01471>_?
for to thee doth it appertain
<02969> (8804)_:
forasmuch as among all the wise
<02450>
[men] of the nations
<01471>_,
and in all their kingdoms
<04438>_,
[there is] none like unto thee. {to...: or, it liketh thee}
But they are altogether
<0259>
brutish
<01197> (8799)
and foolish
<03688> (8799)_:
the stock
<06086>
[is] a doctrine
<04148>
of vanities
<01892>_.
{altogether: Heb. in one, or, at once}
Silver
<03701>
spread into plates
<07554> (8794)
is brought
<0935> (8714)
from Tarshish
<08659>_,
and gold
<02091>
from Uphaz
<0210>_,
the work
<04639>
of the workman
<02796>_,
and of the hands
<03027>
of the founder
<06884> (8802)_:
blue
<08504>
and purple
<0713>
[is] their clothing
<03830>_:
they [are] all the work
<04639>
of cunning
<02450>
[men].
But the LORD
<03068>
[is] the true
<0571>
God
<0430>_,
he [is] the living
<02416>
God
<0430>_,
and an everlasting
<05769>
king
<04428>_:
at his wrath
<07110>
the earth
<0776>
shall tremble
<07493> (8799)_,
and the nations
<01471>
shall not be able to abide
<03557> (8686)
his indignation
<02195>_.
{true...: Heb. God of truth} {living God: Heb. living Gods} {everlasting...: Heb. king of eternity}
Thus
<01836>
shall ye say
<0560> (8748)
unto them, The gods
<0426>
that have not
<03809>
made
<05648> (8754)
the heavens
<08065>
and the earth
<0778>_,
[even] they shall perish
<07> (8748)
from the earth
<0772>_,
and from under
<08460>
these
<0429>
heavens
<08065>_.
He hath made
<06213> (8802)
the earth
<0776>
by his power
<03581>_,
he hath established
<03559> (8688)
the world
<08398>
by his wisdom
<02451>_,
and hath stretched out
<05186> (8804)
the heavens
<08064>
by his discretion
<08394>_.
When he uttereth
<05414> (8800)
his voice
<06963>_,
[there is] a multitude
<01995>
of waters
<04325>
in the heavens
<08064>_,
and he causeth the vapours
<05387>
to ascend
<05927> (8686)
from the ends
<07097>
of the earth
<0776>_;
he maketh
<06213> (8804)
lightnings
<01300>
with rain
<04306>_,
and bringeth forth
<03318> (8686)
the wind
<07307>
out of his treasures
<0214>_.
{multitude: or, noise} {with: or, for}
Every man
<0120>
is brutish
<01197> (8738)
in [his] knowledge
<01847>_:
every founder
<06884> (8802)
is confounded
<03001> (8689)
by the graven image
<06459>_:
for his molten image
<05262>
[is] falsehood
<08267>_,
and [there is] no breath
<07307>
in them. {brutish in his knowledge: or, more brutish than to know}
They [are] vanity
<01892>_,
[and] the work
<04639>
of errors
<08595>_:
in the time
<06256>
of their visitation
<06486>
they shall perish
<06> (8799)_.
The portion
<02506>
of Jacob
<03290>
[is] not like them: for he [is] the former
<03335> (8802)
of all [things]; and Israel
<03478>
[is] the rod
<07626>
of his inheritance
<05159>_:
The LORD
<03068>
of hosts
<06635>
[is] his name
<08034>_.
Gather up
<0622> (8798)
thy wares
<03666>
out of the land
<0776>_,
O inhabitant
<03427> (8802)
of the fortress
<04692>_.
{inhabitant: Heb. inhabitress}
For thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>_,
Behold, I will sling
<07049> (8802)
out the inhabitants
<03427> (8802)
of the land
<0776>
at this once
<06471>_,
and will distress
<06887> (8689)
them, that they may find
<04672> (8799)
[it so].
Woe
<0188>
is me for my hurt
<07667>_!
my wound
<04347>
is grievous
<02470> (8737)_:
but I said
<0559> (8804)_,
Truly
<0389>
this [is] a grief
<02483>_,
and I must bear
<05375> (8799)
it.
My tabernacle
<0168>
is spoiled
<07703> (8795)_,
and all my cords
<04340>
are broken
<05423> (8738)_:
my children
<01121>
are gone forth
<03318> (8804)
of me, and they [are] not: [there is] none to stretch forth
<05186> (8802)
my tent
<0168>
any more, and to set up
<06965> (8688)
my curtains
<03407>_.
For the pastors
<07462> (8802)
are become brutish
<01197> (8738)_,
and have not sought
<01875> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>_:
therefore they shall not prosper
<07919> (8689)_,
and all their flocks
<04830>
shall be scattered
<06327> (8738)_.
Behold, the noise
<06963>
of the bruit
<08052>
is come
<0935> (8802)_,
and a great
<01419>
commotion
<07494>
out of the north
<06828>
country
<0776>_,
to make
<07760> (8800)
the cities
<05892>
of Judah
<03063>
desolate
<08077>_,
[and] a den
<04583>
of dragons
<08577>_.
O LORD
<03068>_,
I know
<03045> (8804)
that the way
<01870>
of man
<0120>
[is] not in himself: [it is] not in man
<0376>
that walketh
<01980> (8802)
to direct
<03559> (8687)
his steps
<06806>_.
O LORD
<03068>_,
correct
<03256> (8761)
me, but with judgment
<04941>_;
not in thine anger
<0639>_,
lest thou bring me to nothing
<04591> (8686)_.
{bring...: Heb. diminish me}
Pour out
<08210> (8798)
thy fury
<02534>
upon the heathen
<01471>
that know
<03045> (8804)
thee not, and upon the families
<04940>
that call
<07121> (8804)
not on thy name
<08034>_:
for they have eaten up
<0398> (8804)
Jacob
<03290>_,
and devoured
<0398> (8804)
him, and consumed
<03615> (8762)
him, and have made his habitation
<05116>
desolate
<08074> (8689)_.
The word
<01697>
that came to Jeremiah
<03414>
from the LORD
<03068>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Hear
<08085> (8798)
ye the words
<01697>
of this covenant
<01285>_,
and speak
<01696> (8765)
unto the men
<0376>
of Judah
<03063>_,
and to the inhabitants
<03427> (8802)
of Jerusalem
<03389>_;
And say
<0559> (8804)
thou unto them, Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
God
<0430>
of Israel
<03478>_;
Cursed
<0779> (8803)
[be] the man
<0376>
that obeyeth
<08085> (8799)
not the words
<01697>
of this covenant
<01285>_,
Which I commanded
<06680> (8765)
your fathers
<01>
in the day
<03117>
[that] I brought them forth
<03318> (8687)
out of the land
<0776>
of Egypt
<04714>_,
from the iron
<01270>
furnace
<03564>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Obey
<08085> (8798)
my voice
<06963>_,
and do
<06213> (8804)
them, according to all which I command
<06680> (8762)
you: so shall ye be my people
<05971>_,
and I will be your God
<0430>_:
That I may perform
<06965> (8687)
the oath
<07621>
which I have sworn
<07650> (8738)
unto your fathers
<01>_,
to give
<05414> (8800)
them a land
<0776>
flowing
<02100> (8802)
with milk
<02461>
and honey
<01706>_,
as [it is] this day
<03117>_.
Then answered
<06030> (8799)
I, and said
<0559> (8799)_,
So be it
<0543>_,
O LORD
<03068>_.
{So...: Heb. Amen}
Then the LORD
<03068>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto me, Proclaim
<07121> (8798)
all these words
<01697>
in the cities
<05892>
of Judah
<03063>_,
and in the streets
<02351>
of Jerusalem
<03389>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Hear
<08085> (8798)
ye the words
<01697>
of this covenant
<01285>_,
and do
<06213> (8804)
them.
For I earnestly
<05749> (8687)
protested
<05749> (8689)
unto your fathers
<01>
in the day
<03117>
[that] I brought them up
<05927> (8687)
out of the land
<0776>
of Egypt
<04714>_,
[even] unto this day
<03117>_,
rising early
<07925> (8687)
and protesting
<05749> (8687)_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Obey
<08085> (8798)
my voice
<06963>_.
Yet they obeyed
<08085> (8804)
not, nor inclined
<05186> (8689)
their ear
<0241>_,
but walked
<03212> (8799)
every one
<0376>
in the imagination
<08307>
of their evil
<07451>
heart
<03820>_:
therefore I will bring
<0935> (8686)
upon them all the words
<01697>
of this covenant
<01285>_,
which I commanded
<06680> (8765)
[them] to do
<06213> (8800)_;
but they did
<06213> (8804)
[them] not. {imagination: or, stubbornness}
And the LORD
<03068>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto me, A conspiracy
<07195>
is found
<04672> (8738)
among the men
<0376>
of Judah
<03063>_,
and among the inhabitants
<03427> (8802)
of Jerusalem
<03389>_.
They are turned back
<07725> (8804)
to the iniquities
<05771>
of their forefathers
<07223> <01>_,
which refused
<03985> (8765)
to hear
<08085> (8800)
my words
<01697>_;
and they went
<01980> (8804)
after
<0310>
other
<0312>
gods
<0430>
to serve
<05647> (8800)
them: the house
<01004>
of Israel
<03478>
and the house
<01004>
of Judah
<03063>
have broken
<06565> (8689)
my covenant
<01285>
which I made
<03772> (8804)
with their fathers
<01>_.
Therefore thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>_,
Behold, I will bring
<0935> (8688)
evil
<07451>
upon them, which they shall not be able
<03201> (8799)
to escape
<03318> (8800)_;
and though they shall cry
<02199> (8804)
unto me, I will not hearken
<08085> (8799)
unto them. {to escape: Heb. to go forth of}
Then shall the cities
<05892>
of Judah
<03063>
and inhabitants
<03427> (8802)
of Jerusalem
<03389>
go
<01980> (8804)_,
and cry
<02199> (8804)
unto the gods
<0430>
unto whom they offer incense
<06999> (8764)_:
but they shall not save
<03467> (8686)
them at all
<03467> (8687)
in the time
<06256>
of their trouble
<07451>_.
{trouble: Heb. evil}
For [according to] the number
<04557>
of thy cities
<05892>
were thy gods
<0430>_,
O Judah
<03063>_;
and [according to] the number
<04557>
of the streets
<02351>
of Jerusalem
<03389>
have ye set up
<07760> (8804)
altars
<04196>
to [that] shameful thing
<01322>_,
[even] altars
<04196>
to burn incense
<06999> (8763)
unto Baal
<01168>_.
{shameful...: Heb. shame}
Therefore pray
<06419> (8691)
not thou for this people
<05971>_,
neither lift up
<05375> (8799)
a cry
<07440>
or prayer
<08605>
for them: for I will not hear
<08085> (8802)
[them] in the time
<06256>
that they cry
<07121> (8800)
unto me for their trouble
<07451>_.
{trouble: Heb. evil}
What hath my beloved
<03039>
to do in mine house
<01004>_,
[seeing] she hath wrought
<06213> (8800)
lewdness
<04209>
with many
<07227>_,
and the holy
<06944>
flesh
<01320>
is passed
<05674> (8799)
from thee? when thou doest evil
<07451>_,
then thou rejoicest
<05937> (8799)_.
{What...: Heb. What is to my beloved in my house} {when...: or, when thy evil is}
The LORD
<03068>
called
<07121> (8804)
thy name
<08034>_,
A green
<07488>
olive tree
<02132>_,
fair
<03303>_,
[and] of goodly
<08389>
fruit
<06529>_:
with the noise
<06963>
of a great
<01419>
tumult
<01999>
he hath kindled
<03341> (8689)
fire
<0784>
upon it, and the branches
<01808>
of it are broken
<07489> (8804)_.
For the LORD
<03068>
of hosts
<06635>_,
that planted
<05193> (8802)
thee, hath pronounced
<01696> (8765)
evil
<07451>
against thee, for
<01558>
the evil
<07451>
of the house
<01004>
of Israel
<03478>
and of the house
<01004>
of Judah
<03063>_,
which they have done
<06213> (8804)
against themselves to provoke me to anger
<03707> (8687)
in offering incense
<06999> (8763)
unto Baal
<01168>_.
And the LORD
<03068>
hath given me knowledge
<03045> (8799)
[of it], and I know
<03045> (8689)
[it]: then thou shewedst
<07200> (8689)
me their doings
<04611>_.
But I [was] like a lamb
<03532>
[or] an ox
<0441>
[that] is brought
<02986> (8714)
to the slaughter
<02873> (8800)_;
and I knew
<03045> (8804)
not that they had devised
<02803> (8804)
devices
<04284>
against me, [saying], Let us destroy
<07843> (8686)
the tree
<06086>
with the fruit
<03899>
thereof, and let us cut him off
<03772> (8799)
from the land
<0776>
of the living
<02416>_,
that his name
<08034>
may be no more remembered
<02142> (8735)_.
{the tree...: Heb. the stalk with his bread}
But, O LORD
<03068>
of hosts
<06635>_,
that judgest
<08199> (8802)
righteously
<06664>_,
that triest
<0974> (8802)
the reins
<03629>
and the heart
<03820>_,
let me see
<07200> (8799)
thy vengeance
<05360>
on them: for unto thee have I revealed
<01540> (8765)
my cause
<07379>_.
Therefore thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
of the men
<0582>
of Anathoth
<06068>_,
that seek
<01245> (8764)
thy life
<05315>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Prophesy
<05012> (8735)
not in the name
<08034>
of the LORD
<03068>_,
that thou die
<04191> (8799)
not by our hand
<03027>_:
Therefore thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
of hosts
<06635>_,
Behold, I will punish
<06485> (8802)
them: the young men
<0970>
shall die
<04191> (8799)
by the sword
<02719>_;
their sons
<01121>
and their daughters
<01323>
shall die
<04191> (8799)
by famine
<07458>_:
{punish: Heb. visit upon}
And there shall be no remnant
<07611>
of them: for I will bring
<0935> (8686)
evil
<07451>
upon the men
<0582>
of Anathoth
<06068>_,
[even] the year
<08141>
of their visitation
<06486>_.
Righteous
<06662>
[art] thou, O LORD
<03068>_,
when I plead
<07378> (8799)
with thee: yet let me talk
<01696> (8762)
with thee of [thy] judgments
<04941>_:
Wherefore doth the way
<01870>
of the wicked
<07563>
prosper
<06743> (8804)_?
[wherefore] are all they happy
<07951> (8804)
that deal very
<0899>
treacherously
<0898> (8802)_?
{talk...: or, reason the case with thee}
Thou hast planted
<05193> (8804)
them, yea, they have taken root
<08327> (8776)_:
they grow
<03212> (8799)_,
yea, they bring forth
<06213> (8804)
fruit
<06529>_:
thou [art] near
<07138>
in their mouth
<06310>_,
and far from
<07350>
their reins
<03629>_.
{they grow: Heb. they go on}
But thou, O LORD
<03068>_,
knowest
<03045> (8804)
me: thou hast seen
<07200> (8799)
me, and tried
<0974> (8804)
mine heart
<03820>
toward thee: pull them out
<05423> (8685)
like sheep
<06629>
for the slaughter
<02878>_,
and prepare
<06942> (8685)
them for the day
<03117>
of slaughter
<02028>_.
{toward...: Heb. with thee}
How long shall the land
<0776>
mourn
<056> (8799)_,
and the herbs
<06212>
of every field
<07704>
wither
<03001> (8799)_,
for the wickedness
<07451>
of them that dwell
<03427> (8802)
therein? the beasts
<0929>
are consumed
<05595> (8804)_,
and the birds
<05775>_;
because they said
<0559> (8804)_,
He shall not see
<07200> (8799)
our last end
<0319>_.
If thou hast run
<07323> (8804)
with the footmen
<07273>_,
and they have wearied
<03811> (8686)
thee, then how canst thou contend
<08474> (8807)
with horses
<05483>_?
and [if] in the land
<0776>
of peace
<07965>_,
[wherein] thou trustedst
<0982> (8802)_,
[they wearied thee], then how wilt thou do
<06213> (8799)
in the swelling
<01347>
of Jordan
<03383>_?
For even thy brethren
<0251>_,
and the house
<01004>
of thy father
<01>_,
even they have dealt treacherously
<0898> (8804)
with thee; yea, they have called
<07121> (8804)
a multitude
<04392>
after
<0310>
thee: believe
<0539> (8686)
them not, though they speak
<01696> (8762)
fair words
<02896>
unto thee. {they have called...: or, they cried after thee fully} {fair...: Heb. good things}
I have forsaken
<05800> (8804)
mine house
<01004>_,
I have left
<05203> (8804)
mine heritage
<05159>_;
I have given
<05414> (8804)
the dearly beloved
<03033>
of my soul
<05315>
into the hand
<03709>
of her enemies
<0341> (8802)_.
{the dearly...: Heb. the love}
Mine heritage
<05159>
is unto me as a lion
<0738>
in the forest
<03293>_;
it crieth out
<05414> (8804) <06963>
against me: therefore have I hated
<08130> (8804)
it. {crieth...: or, yelleth: Heb. giveth out his voice}
Mine heritage
<05159>
[is] unto me [as] a speckled
<06641>
bird
<05861>_,
the birds
<05861>
round about
<05439>
[are] against her; come
<03212> (8798)
ye, assemble
<0622> (8798)
all the beasts
<02416>
of the field
<07704>_,
come
<0857> (8685)
to devour
<0402>_.
{speckled: or, taloned} {come to: or, cause them to come to}
Many
<07227>
pastors
<07462> (8802)
have destroyed
<07843> (8765)
my vineyard
<03754>_,
they have trodden
<0947> (0)
my portion
<02513>
under foot
<0947> (8790)_,
they have made
<05414> (8804)
my pleasant
<02532>
portion
<02513>
a desolate
<08077>
wilderness
<04057>_.
{pleasant...: Heb. portion of desire}
They have made
<07760> (8804)
it desolate
<08076>_,
[and being] desolate
<08077>
it mourneth
<056> (8804)
unto me; the whole land
<0776>
is made desolate
<08074> (8738)_,
because no man
<0376>
layeth
<07760> (8802)
[it] to heart
<03820>_.
The spoilers
<07703> (8802)
are come
<0935> (8804)
upon all high places
<08205>
through the wilderness
<04057>_:
for the sword
<02719>
of the LORD
<03068>
shall devour
<0398> (8802)
from the [one] end
<07097>
of the land
<0776>
even to the [other] end
<07097>
of the land
<0776>_:
no flesh
<01320>
shall have peace
<07965>_.
They have sown
<02232> (8804)
wheat
<02406>_,
but shall reap
<07114> (8804)
thorns
<06975>_:
they have put themselves to pain
<02470> (8738)_,
[but] shall not profit
<03276> (8686)_:
and they shall be ashamed
<0954> (8804)
of your revenues
<08393>
because of the fierce
<02740>
anger
<0639>
of the LORD
<03068>_.
{they shall: or, ye shall}
Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
against all mine evil
<07451>
neighbours
<07934>_,
that touch
<05060> (8802)
the inheritance
<05159>
which I have caused my people
<05971>
Israel
<03478>
to inherit
<05157> (8689)_;
Behold, I will pluck them out
<05428> (8802)
of their land
<0127>_,
and pluck out
<05428> (8799)
the house
<01004>
of Judah
<03063>
from among
<08432>
them.
And it shall come to pass, after
<0310>
that I have plucked them out
<05428> (8800)
I will return
<07725> (8799)_,
and have compassion
<07355> (8765)
on them, and will bring them again
<07725> (8689)_,
every man
<0376>
to his heritage
<05159>_,
and every man
<0376>
to his land
<0776>_.
And it shall come to pass, if they will diligently
<03925> (8800)
learn
<03925> (8799)
the ways
<01870>
of my people
<05971>_,
to swear
<07650> (8736)
by my name
<08034>_,
The LORD
<03068>
liveth
<02416>_;
as they taught
<03925> (8765)
my people
<05971>
to swear
<07650> (8736)
by Baal
<01168>_;
then shall they be built
<01129> (8738)
in the midst
<08432>
of my people
<05971>_.
But if they will not obey
<08085> (8799)_,
I will utterly
<05428> (8800)
pluck up
<05428> (8804)
and destroy
<06> (8763)
that nation
<01471>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_.
Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
unto me, Go
<01980> (8800)
and get
<07069> (8804)
thee a linen
<06593>
girdle
<0232>_,
and put
<07760> (8804)
it upon thy loins
<04975>_,
and put
<0935> (8686)
it not in water
<04325>_.
So I got
<07069> (8799)
a girdle
<0232>
according to the word
<01697>
of the LORD
<03068>_,
and put
<07760> (8799)
[it] on my loins
<04975>_.
And the word
<01697>
of the LORD
<03068>
came unto me the second time
<08145>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Take
<03947> (8798)
the girdle
<0232>
that thou hast got
<07069> (8804)_,
which [is] upon thy loins
<04975>_,
and arise
<06965> (8798)_,
go
<03212> (8798)
to Euphrates
<06578>_,
and hide
<02934> (8798)
it there in a hole
<05357>
of the rock
<05553>_.
So I went
<03212> (8799)_,
and hid
<02934> (8799)
it by Euphrates
<06578>_,
as the LORD
<03068>
commanded
<06680> (8765)
me.
And it came to pass after
<07093>
many
<07227>
days
<03117>_,
that the LORD
<03068>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto me, Arise
<06965> (8798)_,
go
<03212> (8798)
to Euphrates
<06578>_,
and take
<03947> (8798)
the girdle
<0232>
from thence, which I commanded
<06680> (8765)
thee to hide
<02934> (8800)
there.
Then I went
<03212> (8799)
to Euphrates
<06578>_,
and digged
<02658> (8799)_,
and took
<03947> (8799)
the girdle
<0232>
from the place
<04725>
where I had hid
<02934> (8804)
it: and, behold, the girdle
<0232>
was marred
<07843> (8738)_,
it was profitable
<06743> (8799)
for nothing.
Then the word
<01697>
of the LORD
<03068>
came unto me, saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>_,
After this manner will I mar
<07843> (8686)
the pride
<01347>
of Judah
<03063>_,
and the great
<07227>
pride
<01347>
of Jerusalem
<03389>_.
This evil
<07451>
people
<05971>_,
which refuse
<03987>
to hear
<08085> (8800)
my words
<01697>_,
which walk
<01980> (8802)
in the imagination
<08307>
of their heart
<03820>_,
and walk
<03212> (8799)
after
<0310>
other
<0312>
gods
<0430>_,
to serve
<05647> (8800)
them, and to worship
<07812> (8692)
them, shall even be as this girdle
<0232>_,
which is good
<06743> (8799)
for nothing. {imagination: or, stubbornness}
For as the girdle
<0232>
cleaveth
<01692> (8799)
to the loins
<04975>
of a man
<0376>_,
so have I caused to cleave
<01692> (8689)
unto me the whole house
<01004>
of Israel
<03478>
and the whole house
<01004>
of Judah
<03063>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_;
that they might be unto me for a people
<05971>_,
and for a name
<08034>_,
and for a praise
<08416>_,
and for a glory
<08597>_:
but they would not hear
<08085> (8804)_.
Therefore thou shalt speak
<0559> (8804)
unto them this word
<01697>_;
Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
God
<0430>
of Israel
<03478>_,
Every bottle
<05035>
shall be filled
<04390> (8735)
with wine
<03196>_:
and they shall say
<0559> (8804)
unto thee, Do we not certainly
<03045> (8800)
know
<03045> (8799)
that every bottle
<05035>
shall be filled
<04390> (8735)
with wine
<03196>_?
Then shalt thou say
<0559> (8804)
unto them, Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>_,
Behold, I will fill
<04390> (8764)
all the inhabitants
<03427> (8802)
of this land
<0776>_,
even the kings
<04428>
that sit
<03427> (8802)
upon David's
<01732>
throne
<03678>_,
and the priests
<03548>_,
and the prophets
<05030>_,
and all the inhabitants
<03427> (8802)
of Jerusalem
<03389>_,
with drunkenness
<07943>_.
And I will dash
<05310> (8765)
them one
<0376>
against another
<0251>_,
even the fathers
<01>
and the sons
<01121>
together
<03162>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_:
I will not pity
<02550> (8799)_,
nor spare
<02347> (8799)_,
nor have mercy
<07355> (8762)_,
but destroy
<07843> (8687)
them. {one...: Heb. a man against his brother} {but...: Heb. from destroying them}
Hear
<08085> (8798)
ye, and give ear
<0238> (8685)_;
be not proud
<01361> (8799)_:
for the LORD
<03068>
hath spoken
<01696> (8765)_.
Give
<05414> (8798)
glory
<03519>
to the LORD
<03068>
your God
<0430>_,
before he cause darkness
<02821> (8686)_,
and before your feet
<07272>
stumble
<05062> (8691)
upon the dark
<05399>
mountains
<02022>_,
and, while ye look
<06960> (8765)
for light
<0216>_,
he turn
<07760> (8804)
it into the shadow of death
<06757>_,
[and] make
<07896> (8798) (8675) <07896> (8799)
[it] gross darkness
<06205>_.
But if ye will not hear
<08085> (8799)
it, my soul
<05315>
shall weep
<01058> (8799)
in secret places
<04565>
for
<06440>
[your] pride
<01466>_;
and mine eye
<05869>
shall weep
<01830> (8799)
sore
<01830> (8800)_,
and run down
<03381> (8799)
with tears
<01832>_,
because the LORD'S
<03068>
flock
<05739>
is carried away captive
<07617> (8738)_.
Say
<0559> (8798)
unto the king
<04428>
and to the queen
<01377>_,
Humble
<08213> (8685)
yourselves, sit down
<03427> (8798)_:
for your principalities
<04761>
shall come down
<03381> (8804)_,
[even] the crown
<05850>
of your glory
<08597>_.
{principalities: or, head tires}
The cities
<05892>
of the south
<05045>
shall be shut up
<05462> (8795)_,
and none shall open
<06605> (8802)
[them]: Judah
<03063>
shall be carried away captive
<01540> (8717)
all of it, it shall be wholly
<07965>
carried away captive
<01540> (8717)_.
Lift up
<05375> (8798)
your eyes
<05869>_,
and behold
<07200> (8798)
them that come
<0935> (8802)
from the north
<06828>_:
where [is] the flock
<05739>
[that] was given
<05414> (8738)
thee, thy beautiful
<08597>
flock
<06629>_?
What wilt thou say
<0559> (8799)
when he shall punish
<06485> (8799)
thee? for thou hast taught
<03925> (8765)
them [to be] captains
<0441>_,
[and] as chief
<07218>
over thee: shall not sorrows
<02256>
take
<0270> (8799)
thee, as a woman
<0802>
in travail
<03205> (8800)_?
{punish: Heb visit upon}
And if thou say
<0559> (8799)
in thine heart
<03824>_,
Wherefore come
<07122> (8804)
these things upon me? For the greatness
<07230>
of thine iniquity
<05771>
are thy skirts
<07757>
discovered
<01540> (8738)_,
[and] thy heels
<06119>
made bare
<02554> (8738)_.
{made...: or, shall be violently taken away}
Can the Ethiopian
<03569>
change
<02015> (8799)
his skin
<05785>_,
or the leopard
<05246>
his spots
<02272>_?
[then] may
<03201> (8799)
ye also do good
<03190> (8687)_,
that are accustomed
<03928>
to do evil
<07489> (8687)_.
{accustomed: Heb. taught}
Therefore will I scatter
<06327> (8686)
them as the stubble
<07179>
that passeth away
<05674> (8802)
by the wind
<07307>
of the wilderness
<04057>_.
This [is] thy lot
<01486>_,
the portion
<04490>
of thy measures
<04055>
from me, saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_;
because thou hast forgotten
<07911> (8804)
me, and trusted
<0982> (8799)
in falsehood
<08267>_.
Therefore will I discover
<02834> (8804)
thy skirts
<07757>
upon thy face
<06440>_,
that thy shame
<07036>
may appear
<07200> (8738)_.
I have seen
<07200> (8804)
thine adulteries
<05004>_,
and thy neighings
<04684>_,
the lewdness
<02154>
of thy whoredom
<02184>_,
[and] thine abominations
<08251>
on the hills
<01389>
in the fields
<07704>_.
Woe
<0188>
unto thee, O Jerusalem
<03389>_!
wilt thou not be made clean
<02891> (8799)_?
when [shall it] once
<05750> <0310>
[be]? {when...: Heb. after when yet?}
The word
<01697>
of the LORD
<03068>
that came to Jeremiah
<03414>
concerning
<01697>
the dearth
<01226>_.
{the dearth: Heb. the words of the dearths, or, restraints}
Judah
<03063>
mourneth
<056> (8804)_,
and the gates
<08179>
thereof languish
<0535> (8797)_;
they are black
<06937> (8804)
unto the ground
<0776>_;
and the cry
<06682>
of Jerusalem
<03389>
is gone up
<05927> (8804)_.
And their nobles
<0117>
have sent
<07971> (8804)
their little ones
<06810>
to the waters
<04325>_:
they came
<0935> (8804)
to the pits
<01356> (8676) <01360>_,
[and] found
<04672> (8804)
no water
<04325>_;
they returned
<07725> (8804)
with their vessels
<03627>
empty
<07387>_;
they were ashamed
<0954> (8804)
and confounded
<03637> (8717)_,
and covered
<02645> (8804)
their heads
<07218>_.
Because the ground
<0127>
is chapt
<02865> (8804)_,
for there was no rain
<01653>
in the earth
<0776>_,
the plowmen
<0406>
were ashamed
<0954> (8804)_,
they covered
<02645> (8804)
their heads
<07218>_.
Yea, the hind
<0365>
also calved
<03205> (8804)
in the field
<07704>_,
and forsook
<05800> (8800)
[it], because there was no grass
<01877>_.
And the wild asses
<06501>
did stand
<05975> (8804)
in the high places
<08205>_,
they snuffed up
<07602> (8804)
the wind
<07307>
like dragons
<08577>_;
their eyes
<05869>
did fail
<03615> (8804)_,
because [there was] no grass
<06212>_.
O LORD
<03068>_,
though our iniquities
<05771>
testify
<06030> (8804)
against us, do
<06213> (8798)
thou [it] for thy name's
<08034>
sake: for our backslidings
<04878>
are many
<07231> (8804)_;
we have sinned
<02398> (8804)
against thee.
O the hope
<04723>
of Israel
<03478>_,
the saviour
<03467> (8688)
thereof in time
<06256>
of trouble
<06869>_,
why shouldest thou be as a stranger
<01616>
in the land
<0776>_,
and as a wayfaring man
<0732> (8802)
[that] turneth aside
<05186> (8804)
to tarry for a night
<03885> (8800)_?
Why shouldest thou be as a man
<0376>
astonied
<01724> (8737)_,
as a mighty man
<01368>
[that] cannot
<03201> (8799)
save
<03467> (8687)_?
yet thou, O LORD
<03068>_,
[art] in the midst
<07130>
of us, and we are called
<07121> (8738)
by thy name
<08034>_;
leave
<03240> (8686)
us not. {we...: Heb. thy name is called upon us}
Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
unto this people
<05971>_,
Thus have they loved
<0157> (8804)
to wander
<05128> (8800)_,
they have not refrained
<02820> (8804)
their feet
<07272>_,
therefore the LORD
<03068>
doth not accept
<07521> (8804)
them; he will now remember
<02142> (8799)
their iniquity
<05771>_,
and visit
<06485> (8799)
their sins
<02403>_.
Then said
<0559> (8799)
the LORD
<03068>
unto me, Pray
<06419> (8691)
not for this people
<05971>
for [their] good
<02896>_.
When they fast
<06684> (8799)_,
I will not hear
<08085> (8802)
their cry
<07440>_;
and when they offer
<05927> (8686)
burnt offering
<05930>
and an oblation
<04503>_,
I will not accept
<07521> (8802)
them: but I will consume
<03615> (8764)
them by the sword
<02719>_,
and by the famine
<07458>_,
and by the pestilence
<01698>_.
Then said
<0559> (8799)
I, Ah
<0162>_,
Lord
<0136>
GOD
<03069>_!
behold, the prophets
<05030>
say
<0559> (8802)
unto them, Ye shall not see
<07200> (8799)
the sword
<02719>_,
neither shall ye have famine
<07458>_;
but I will give
<05414> (8799)
you assured
<0571>
peace
<07965>
in this place
<04725>_.
{assured...: Heb. peace of truth}
Then the LORD
<03068>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto me, The prophets
<05030>
prophesy
<05012> (8737)
lies
<08267>
in my name
<08034>_:
I sent
<07971> (8804)
them not, neither have I commanded
<06680> (8765)
them, neither spake
<01696> (8765)
unto them: they prophesy
<05012> (8693)
unto you a false
<08267>
vision
<02377>
and divination
<07081>_,
and a thing of nought
<0457> (8675) <0434>_,
and the deceit
<08649>
of their heart
<03820>_.
Therefore thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
concerning the prophets
<05030>
that prophesy
<05012> (8737)
in my name
<08034>_,
and I sent
<07971> (8804)
them not, yet they say
<0559> (8802)_,
Sword
<02719>
and famine
<07458>
shall not be in this land
<0776>_;
By sword
<02719>
and famine
<07458>
shall those prophets
<05030>
be consumed
<08552> (8735)_.
And the people
<05971>
to whom they prophesy
<05012> (8737)
shall be cast out
<07993> (8716)
in the streets
<02351>
of Jerusalem
<03389>
because
<06440>
of the famine
<07458>
and the sword
<02719>_;
and they shall have none to bury
<06912> (8764)
them
<01992>_,
them, their wives
<0802>_,
nor their sons
<01121>_,
nor their daughters
<01323>_:
for I will pour
<08210> (8804)
their wickedness
<07451>
upon them.
Therefore thou shalt say
<0559> (8804)
this word
<01697>
unto them; Let mine eyes
<05869>
run down
<03381> (8799)
with tears
<01832>
night
<03915>
and day
<03119>_,
and let them not cease
<01820> (8799)_:
for the virgin
<01330>
daughter
<01323>
of my people
<05971>
is broken
<07665> (8738)
with a great
<01419>
breach
<07667>_,
with a very
<03966>
grievous
<02470> (8737)
blow
<04347>_.
If I go forth
<03318> (8804)
into the field
<07704>_,
then behold the slain
<02491>
with the sword
<02719>_!
and if I enter
<0935> (8804)
into the city
<05892>_,
then behold them that are sick
<08463>
with famine
<07458>_!
yea, both the prophet
<05030>
and the priest
<03548>
go about
<05503> (8804)
into a land
<0776>
that they know
<03045> (8804)
not. {go about...: or, make merchandise against a land, and men acknowledge it not}
Hast thou utterly
<03988> (8800)
rejected
<03988> (8804)
Judah
<03063>_?
hath thy soul
<05315>
lothed
<01602> (8804)
Zion
<06726>_?
why hast thou smitten
<05221> (8689)
us, and [there is] no healing
<04832>
for us? we looked
<06960> (8763)
for peace
<07965>_,
and [there is] no good
<02896>_;
and for the time
<06256>
of healing
<04832>_,
and behold trouble
<01205>_!
We acknowledge
<03045> (8804)_,
O LORD
<03068>_,
our wickedness
<07562>_,
[and] the iniquity
<05771>
of our fathers
<01>_:
for we have sinned
<02398> (8804)
against thee.
Do not abhor
<05006> (8799)
[us], for thy name's
<08034>
sake, do not disgrace
<05034> (8762)
the throne
<03678>
of thy glory
<03519>_:
remember
<02142> (8798)_,
break
<06565> (8686)
not thy covenant
<01285>
with us.
Are there
<03426>
[any] among the vanities
<01892>
of the Gentiles
<01471>
that can cause rain
<01652> (8688)_?
or can the heavens
<08064>
give
<05414> (8799)
showers
<07241>_?
[art] not thou he, O LORD
<03068>
our God
<0430>_?
therefore we will wait
<06960> (8762)
upon thee: for thou hast made
<06213> (8804)
all these [things].
Then said
<0559> (8799)
the LORD
<03068>
unto me, Though Moses
<04872>
and Samuel
<08050>
stood
<05975> (8799)
before
<06440>
me, [yet] my mind
<05315>
[could] not [be] toward this people
<05971>_:
cast [them] out
<07971> (8761)
of my sight
<06440>_,
and let them go forth
<03318> (8799)_.
And it shall come to pass, if they say
<0559> (8799)
unto thee, Whither shall we go forth
<03318> (8799)_?
then thou shalt tell
<0559> (8804)
them, Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>_;
Such as [are] for death
<04194>_,
to death
<04194>_;
and such as [are] for the sword
<02719>_,
to the sword
<02719>_;
and such as [are] for the famine
<07458>_,
to the famine
<07458>_;
and such as [are] for the captivity
<07628>_,
to the captivity
<07628>_.
And I will appoint
<06485> (8804)
over them four
<0702>
kinds
<04940>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_:
the sword
<02719>
to slay
<02026> (8800)_,
and the dogs
<03611>
to tear
<05498> (8800)_,
and the fowls
<05775>
of the heaven
<08064>_,
and the beasts
<0929>
of the earth
<0776>_,
to devour
<0398> (8800)
and destroy
<07843> (8687)_.
{kinds: Heb. families}
And I will cause
<05414> (8804)
them to be removed
<02189> (8675) <02113>
into all kingdoms
<04467>
of the earth
<0776>_,
because
<01558>
of Manasseh
<04519>
the son
<01121>
of Hezekiah
<03169>
king
<04428>
of Judah
<03063>_,
for [that] which he did
<06213> (8804)
in Jerusalem
<03389>_.
{cause...: Heb. give them for a removing}
For who shall have pity
<02550> (8799)
upon thee, O Jerusalem
<03389>_?
or who shall bemoan
<05110> (8799)
thee? or who shall go aside
<05493> (8799)
to ask
<07592> (8800)
how thou doest
<07965>_?
{how...: Heb. of thy peace?}
Thou hast forsaken
<05203> (8804)
me, saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_,
thou art gone
<03212> (8799)
backward
<0268>_:
therefore will I stretch out
<05186> (8686)
my hand
<03027>
against thee, and destroy
<07843> (8686)
thee; I am weary
<03811> (8738)
with repenting
<05162> (8736)_.
And I will fan
<02219> (8799)
them with a fan
<04214>
in the gates
<08179>
of the land
<0776>_;
I will bereave
<07921> (8765)
[them] of children, I will destroy
<06> (8765)
my people
<05971>_,
[since] they return
<07725> (8804)
not from their ways
<01870>_.
{children: or, whatsoever is dear}
Their widows
<0490>
are increased
<06105> (8804)
to me above the sand
<02344>
of the seas
<03220>_:
I have brought
<0935> (8689)
upon them against the mother
<0517>
of the young men
<0970>
a spoiler
<07703> (8802)
at noonday
<06672>_:
I have caused [him] to fall
<05307> (8689)
upon it suddenly
<06597>_,
and terrors
<0928>
upon the city
<05892>_.
{the mother...: or, the mother city a young man spoiling, etc, or, the mother and the young men}
She that hath borne
<03205> (8802)
seven
<07651>
languisheth
<0535> (8797)_:
she hath given up
<05301> (8804)
the ghost
<05315>_;
her sun
<08121>
is gone
<0935> (8804)
down while [it was] yet day
<03119> (8676) <03117>_:
she hath been ashamed
<0954> (8804)
and confounded
<02659> (8804)_:
and the residue
<07611>
of them will I deliver
<05414> (8799)
to the sword
<02719>
before
<06440>
their enemies
<0341> (8802)_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_.
Woe
<0188>
is me, my mother
<0517>_,
that thou hast borne
<03205> (8804)
me a man
<0376>
of strife
<07379>
and a man
<0376>
of contention
<04066>
to the whole earth
<0776>_!
I have neither lent on usury
<05383> (8804)_,
nor men have lent to me on usury
<05383> (8804)_;
[yet] every one of them doth curse
<07043> (8764)
me.
The LORD
<03068>
said
<0559> (8804)_,
Verily
<03808> <0518>
it shall be well
<02896>
with thy remnant
<08281> (8765) (8675) <08293>_;
verily
<0518>
I will cause the enemy
<0341> (8802)
to entreat
<06293> (8689)
thee [well] in the time
<06256>
of evil
<07451>
and in the time
<06256>
of affliction
<06869>_.
{cause...: or, intreat the enemy for thee}
Shall iron
<01270>
break
<07489> (8799)
the northern
<06828>
iron
<01270>
and the steel
<05178>_?
Thy substance
<02428>
and thy treasures
<0214>
will I give
<05414> (8799)
to the spoil
<0957>
without price
<04242>_,
and [that] for all thy sins
<02403>_,
even in all thy borders
<01366>_.
And I will make [thee] to pass
<05674> (8689)
with thine enemies
<0341> (8802)
into a land
<0776>
[which] thou knowest
<03045> (8804)
not: for a fire
<0784>
is kindled
<06919> (8804)
in mine anger
<0639>_,
[which] shall burn
<03344> (8714)
upon you.
O LORD
<03068>_,
thou knowest
<03045> (8804)_:
remember
<02142> (8798)
me, and visit
<06485> (8798)
me, and revenge
<05358> (8734)
me of my persecutors
<07291> (8802)_;
take me not away
<03947> (8799)
in thy longsuffering
<0639> <0750>_:
know
<03045> (8798)
that for thy sake I have suffered
<05375> (8800)
rebuke
<02781>_.
Thy words
<01697>
were found
<04672> (8738)_,
and I did eat
<0398> (8799)
them; and thy word
<01697>
was unto me the joy
<08342>
and rejoicing
<08057>
of mine heart
<03824>_:
for I am called
<07121> (8738)
by thy name
<08034>_,
O LORD
<03068>
God
<0430>
of hosts
<06635>_.
{I am...: Heb. thy name is called upon me}
I sat
<03427> (8804)
not in the assembly
<05475>
of the mockers
<07832> (8764)_,
nor rejoiced
<05937> (8799)_;
I sat
<03427> (8804)
alone
<0910>
because
<06440>
of thy hand
<03027>_:
for thou hast filled
<04390> (8765)
me with indignation
<02195>_.
Why is my pain
<03511>
perpetual
<05331>_,
and my wound
<04347>
incurable
<0605> (8803)_,
[which] refuseth
<03985> (8765)
to be healed
<07495> (8736)_?
wilt thou be altogether unto me as a liar
<0391>_,
[and as] waters
<04325>
[that] fail
<0539> (8738)_?
{fail: Heb. be not sure?}
Therefore thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>_,
If thou return
<07725> (8799)_,
then will I bring thee again
<07725> (8686)_,
[and] thou shalt stand
<05975> (8799)
before
<06440>
me: and if thou take forth
<03318> (8686)
the precious
<03368>
from the vile
<02151> (8802)_,
thou shalt be as my mouth
<06310>_:
let them return
<07725> (8799)
unto thee; but return
<07725> (8799)
not thou unto them.
And I will make
<05414> (8804)
thee unto this people
<05971>
a fenced
<01219> (8803)
brasen
<05178>
wall
<02346>_:
and they shall fight
<03898> (8738)
against thee, but they shall not prevail
<03201> (8799)
against thee: for I [am] with thee to save
<03467> (8687)
thee and to deliver
<05337> (8687)
thee, saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_.
And I will deliver
<05337> (8689)
thee out of the hand
<03027>
of the wicked
<07451>_,
and I will redeem
<06299> (8804)
thee out of the hand
<03709>
of the terrible
<06184>_.
The word
<01697>
of the LORD
<03068>
came also unto me, saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Thou shalt not take
<03947> (8799)
thee a wife
<0802>_,
neither shalt thou have sons
<01121>
or daughters
<01323>
in this place
<04725>_.
For thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
concerning the sons
<01121>
and concerning the daughters
<01323>
that are born
<03205> (8688)
in this place
<04725>_,
and concerning their mothers
<0517>
that bare
<03205> (8802)
them, and concerning their fathers
<01>
that begat
<03209>
them in this land
<0776>_;
They shall die
<04191> (8799)
of grievous
<08463>
deaths
<04463>_;
they shall not be lamented
<05594> (8735)_;
neither shall they be buried
<06912> (8735)_;
[but] they shall be as dung
<01828>
upon the face
<06440>
of the earth
<0127>_:
and they shall be consumed
<03615> (8799)
by the sword
<02719>_,
and by famine
<07458>_;
and their carcases
<05038>
shall be meat
<03978>
for the fowls
<05775>
of heaven
<08064>_,
and for the beasts
<0929>
of the earth
<0776>_.
For thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>_,
Enter
<0935> (8799)
not into the house
<01004>
of mourning
<04798>_,
neither go
<03212> (8799)
to lament
<05594> (8800)
nor bemoan
<05110> (8799)
them: for I have taken away
<0622> (8804)
my peace
<07965>
from this people
<05971>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_,
[even] lovingkindness
<02617>
and mercies
<07356>_.
{mourning: or, mourning feast}
Both the great
<01419>
and the small
<06996>
shall die
<04191> (8804)
in this land
<0776>_:
they shall not be buried
<06912> (8735)_,
neither shall [men] lament
<05594> (8799)
for them, nor cut
<01413> (8704)
themselves, nor make themselves bald
<07139> (8735)
for them:
Neither shall [men] tear
<06536> (8799)
[themselves] for them in mourning
<060>_,
to comfort
<05162> (8763)
them for the dead
<04191> (8801)_;
neither shall [men] give them the cup
<03563>
of consolation
<08575>
to drink
<08248> (8686)
for their father
<01>
or for their mother
<0517>_.
{tear...: or, break bread for them}
Thou shalt not also go
<0935> (8799)
into the house
<01004>
of feasting
<04960>_,
to sit
<03427> (8800)
with them to eat
<0398> (8800)
and to drink
<08354> (8800)_.
For thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
of hosts
<06635>_,
the God
<0430>
of Israel
<03478>_;
Behold, I will cause to cease
<07673> (8688)
out of this place
<04725>
in your eyes
<05869>_,
and in your days
<03117>_,
the voice
<06963>
of mirth
<08342>_,
and the voice
<06963>
of gladness
<08057>_,
the voice
<06963>
of the bridegroom
<02860>_,
and the voice
<06963>
of the bride
<03618>_.
And it shall come to pass, when thou shalt shew
<05046> (8686)
this people
<05971>
all these words
<01697>_,
and they shall say
<0559> (8804)
unto thee, Wherefore hath the LORD
<03068>
pronounced
<01696> (8765)
all this great
<01419>
evil
<07451>
against us? or what [is] our iniquity
<05771>_?
or what [is] our sin
<02403>
that we have committed
<02398> (8804)
against the LORD
<03068>
our God
<0430>_?
Then shalt thou say
<0559> (8804)
unto them, Because your fathers
<01>
have forsaken
<05800> (8804)
me, saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_,
and have walked
<03212> (8799)
after
<0310>
other
<0312>
gods
<0430>_,
and have served
<05647> (8799)
them, and have worshipped
<07812> (8691)
them, and have forsaken
<05800> (8804)
me, and have not kept
<08104> (8804)
my law
<08451>_;
And ye have done
<06213> (8800)
worse
<07489> (8689)
than your fathers
<01>_;
for, behold
<02009>_,
ye walk
<01980> (8802)
every one
<0376>
after
<0310>
the imagination
<08307>
of his evil
<07451>
heart
<03820>_,
that they may not hearken
<08085> (8800)
unto me: {imagination: or, stubbornness}
Therefore will I cast
<02904> (8689)
you out of this land
<0776>
into a land
<0776>
that ye know
<03045> (8804)
not, [neither] ye nor your fathers
<01>_;
and there shall ye serve
<05647> (8804)
other
<0312>
gods
<0430>
day
<03119>
and night
<03915>_;
where I will not shew
<05414> (8799)
you favour
<02594>_.
Therefore, behold, the days
<03117>
come
<0935> (8802)_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_,
that it shall no more be said
<0559> (8735)_,
The LORD
<03068>
liveth
<02416>_,
that brought up
<05927> (8689)
the children
<01121>
of Israel
<03478>
out of the land
<0776>
of Egypt
<04714>_;
But, The LORD
<03068>
liveth
<02416>_,
that brought up
<05927> (8689)
the children
<01121>
of Israel
<03478>
from the land
<0776>
of the north
<06828>_,
and from all the lands
<0776>
whither he had driven
<05080> (8689)
them: and I will bring them again
<07725> (8689)
into their land
<0127>
that I gave
<05414> (8804)
unto their fathers
<01>_.
Behold, I will send
<07971> (8802)
for many
<07227>
fishers
<01771> (8675) <01728>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_,
and they shall fish
<01770> (8804)
them; and after
<0310>
will I send
<07971> (8799)
for many
<07227>
hunters
<06719>_,
and they shall hunt
<06679> (8804)
them from every mountain
<02022>_,
and from every hill
<01389>_,
and out of the holes
<05357>
of the rocks
<05553>_.
For mine eyes
<05869>
[are] upon all their ways
<01870>_:
they are not hid
<05641> (8738)
from my face
<06440>_,
neither is their iniquity
<05771>
hid
<06845> (8738)
from
<05048>
mine eyes
<05869>_.
And first
<07223>
I will recompense
<07999> (8765)
their iniquity
<05771>
and their sin
<02403>
double
<04932>_;
because they have defiled
<02490> (8763)
my land
<0776>_,
they have filled
<04390> (8804)
mine inheritance
<05159>
with the carcases
<05038>
of their detestable
<08251>
and abominable things
<08441>_.
O LORD
<03068>_,
my strength
<05797>_,
and my fortress
<04581>_,
and my refuge
<04498>
in the day
<03117>
of affliction
<06869>_,
the Gentiles
<01471>
shall come
<0935> (8799)
unto thee from the ends
<0657>
of the earth
<0776>_,
and shall say
<0559> (8799)_,
Surely our fathers
<01>
have inherited
<05157> (8804)
lies
<08267>_,
vanity
<01892>_,
and [things] wherein [there is] no profit
<03276> (8688)_.
Shall a man
<0120>
make
<06213> (8799)
gods
<0430>
unto himself, and they [are] no gods
<0430>_?
Therefore, behold, I will this once
<06471>
cause them to know
<03045> (8688)_,
I will cause them to know
<03045> (8686)
mine hand
<03027>
and my might
<01369>_;
and they shall know
<03045> (8804)
that my name
<08034>
[is] The LORD
<03068>_.
{The LORD: or, JEHOVAH}
The sin
<02403>
of Judah
<03063>
[is] written
<03789> (8803)
with a pen
<05842>
of iron
<01270>_,
[and] with the point
<06856>
of a diamond
<08068>_:
[it is] graven
<02790> (8803)
upon the table
<03871>
of their heart
<03820>_,
and upon the horns
<07161>
of your altars
<04196>_;
{point: Heb. nail}
Whilst their children
<01121>
remember
<02142> (8800)
their altars
<04196>
and their groves
<0842>
by the green
<07488>
trees
<06086>
upon the high
<01364>
hills
<01389>_.
O my mountain
<02042>
in the field
<07704>_,
I will give
<05414> (8799)
thy substance
<02428>
[and] all thy treasures
<0214>
to the spoil
<0957>_,
[and] thy high places
<01116>
for sin
<02403>_,
throughout all thy borders
<01366>_.
And thou, even thyself, shalt discontinue
<08058> (8804)
from thine heritage
<05159>
that I gave
<05414> (8804)
thee; and I will cause thee to serve
<05647> (8689)
thine enemies
<0341> (8802)
in the land
<0776>
which thou knowest
<03045> (8804)
not: for ye have kindled
<06919> (8804)
a fire
<0784>
in mine anger
<0639>_,
[which] shall burn
<03344> (8714)
for
<05704>
ever
<05769>_.
{thyself: Heb. in thyself}
Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>_;
Cursed
<0779> (8803)
[be] the man
<01397>
that trusteth
<0982> (8799)
in man
<0120>_,
and maketh
<07760> (8804)
flesh
<01320>
his arm
<02220>_,
and whose heart
<03820>
departeth
<05493> (8799)
from the LORD
<03068>_.
For he shall be like the heath
<06199>
in the desert
<06160>_,
and shall not see
<07200> (8799)
when good
<02896>
cometh
<0935> (8799)_;
but shall inhabit
<07931> (8804)
the parched places
<02788>
in the wilderness
<04057>_,
[in] a salt
<04420>
land
<0776>
and not inhabited
<03427> (8799)_.
Blessed
<01288> (8803)
[is] the man
<01397>
that trusteth
<0982> (8799)
in the LORD
<03068>_,
and whose hope
<04009>
the LORD
<03068>
is.
For he shall be as a tree
<06086>
planted
<08362> (8803)
by the waters
<04325>_,
and [that] spreadeth out
<07971> (8762)
her roots
<08328>
by the river
<03105>_,
and shall not see
<07200> (8799)
when heat
<02527>
cometh
<0935> (8799)_,
but her leaf
<05929>
shall be green
<07488>_;
and shall not be careful
<01672> (8799)
in the year
<08141>
of drought
<01226>_,
neither shall cease
<04185> (8686)
from yielding
<06213> (8800)
fruit
<06529>_.
{drought: or, restraint}
The heart
<03820>
[is] deceitful
<06121>
above all [things], and desperately wicked
<0605> (8803)_:
who can know
<03045> (8799)
it?
I the LORD
<03068>
search
<02713> (8802)
the heart
<03820>_,
[I] try
<0974> (8802)
the reins
<03629>_,
even to give
<05414> (8800)
every man
<0376>
according to his ways
<01870>_,
[and] according to the fruit
<06529>
of his doings
<04611>_.
[As] the partridge
<07124>
sitteth
<01716> (8804)
[on eggs], and hatcheth
<03205> (8804)
[them] not; [so] he that getteth
<06213> (8802)
riches
<06239>_,
and not by right
<04941>_,
shall leave
<05800> (8799)
them in the midst
<02677>
of his days
<03117>_,
and at his end
<0319>
shall be a fool
<05036>_.
{sitteth...: or, gathereth young which she hath not brought forth}
A glorious
<03519>
high
<04791>
throne
<03678>
from the beginning
<07223>
[is] the place
<04725>
of our sanctuary
<04720>_.
O LORD
<03068>_,
the hope
<04723>
of Israel
<03478>_,
all that forsake
<05800> (8802)
thee shall be ashamed
<0954> (8799)_,
[and] they that depart
<03249>
from me
<05493> (8803)
shall be written
<03789> (8735)
in the earth
<0776>_,
because they have forsaken
<05800> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>_,
the fountain
<04726>
of living
<02416>
waters
<04325>_.
Heal
<07495> (8798)
me, O LORD
<03068>_,
and I shall be healed
<07495> (8735)_;
save
<03467> (8685)
me, and I shall be saved
<03467> (8735)_:
for thou [art] my praise
<08416>_.
Behold, they say
<0559> (8802)
unto me, Where [is] the word
<01697>
of the LORD
<03068>_?
let it come
<0935> (8799)
now.
As for me, I have not hastened
<0213> (8804)
from [being] a pastor
<07462> (8802)
to follow
<0310>
thee: neither have I desired
<0183> (8694)
the woeful
<0605> (8803)
day
<03117>_;
thou knowest
<03045> (8804)_:
that which came out
<04161>
of my lips
<08193>
was [right] before
<05227>
thee
<06440>_.
{to...: Heb. after thee}
Be not a terror
<04288>
unto me: thou [art] my hope
<04268>
in the day
<03117>
of evil
<07451>_.
Let them be confounded
<0954> (8799)
that persecute
<07291> (8802)
me, but let not me be confounded
<0954> (8799)_:
let them be dismayed
<02865> (8735)_,
but let not me be dismayed
<02865> (8735)_:
bring
<0935> (8687)
upon them the day
<03117>
of evil
<07451>_,
and destroy
<07665> (8798)
them with double
<04932>
destruction
<07670>_.
{destroy...: Heb. break them with a double breach}
Thus said
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
unto me; Go
<01980> (8800)
and stand
<05975> (8804)
in the gate
<08179>
of the children
<01121>
of the people
<05971>_,
whereby the kings
<04428>
of Judah
<03063>
come in
<0935> (8799)_,
and by the which they go out
<03318> (8799)_,
and in all the gates
<08179>
of Jerusalem
<03389>_;
And say
<0559> (8804)
unto them, Hear
<08085> (8798)
ye the word
<01697>
of the LORD
<03068>_,
ye kings
<04428>
of Judah
<03063>_,
and all Judah
<03063>_,
and all the inhabitants
<03427> (8802)
of Jerusalem
<03389>_,
that enter in
<0935> (8802)
by these gates
<08179>_:
Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>_;
Take heed
<08104> (8734)
to yourselves
<05315>_,
and bear
<05375> (8799)
no burden
<04853>
on the sabbath
<07676>
day
<03117>_,
nor bring
<0935> (8689)
[it] in by the gates
<08179>
of Jerusalem
<03389>_;
Neither carry forth
<03318> (8686)
a burden
<04853>
out of your houses
<01004>
on the sabbath
<07676>
day
<03117>_,
neither do
<06213> (8799)
ye any work
<04399>_,
but hallow
<06942> (8765)
ye the sabbath
<07676>
day
<03117>_,
as I commanded
<06680> (8765)
your fathers
<01>_.
But they obeyed
<08085> (8804)
not, neither inclined
<05186> (8689)
their ear
<0241>_,
but made their neck
<06203>
stiff
<07185> (8686)_,
that they might not hear
<08085> (8800)_,
nor receive
<03947> (8800)
instruction
<04148>_.
And it shall come to pass, if ye diligently
<08085> (8800)
hearken
<08085> (8799)
unto me, saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_,
to bring
<0935> (8687)
in no burden
<04853>
through the gates
<08179>
of this city
<05892>
on the sabbath
<07676>
day
<03117>_,
but hallow
<06942> (8763)
the sabbath
<07676>
day
<03117>_,
to do
<06213> (8800)
no
<01115>
work
<04399>
therein;
Then shall there enter
<0935> (8804)
into the gates
<08179>
of this city
<05892>
kings
<04428>
and princes
<08269>
sitting
<03427> (8802)
upon the throne
<03678>
of David
<01732>_,
riding
<07392> (8802)
in chariots
<07393>
and on horses
<05483>_,
they, and their princes
<08269>_,
the men
<0376>
of Judah
<03063>_,
and the inhabitants
<03427> (8802)
of Jerusalem
<03389>_:
and this city
<05892>
shall remain
<03427> (8804)
for ever
<05769>_.
And they shall come
<0935> (8804)
from the cities
<05892>
of Judah
<03063>_,
and from the places about
<05439>
Jerusalem
<03389>_,
and from the land
<0776>
of Benjamin
<01144>_,
and from the plain
<08219>_,
and from the mountains
<02022>_,
and from the south
<05045>_,
bringing
<0935> (8688)
burnt offerings
<05930>_,
and sacrifices
<02077>_,
and meat offerings
<04503>_,
and incense
<03828>_,
and bringing
<0935> (8688)
sacrifices of praise
<08426>_,
unto the house
<01004>
of the LORD
<03068>_.
But if ye will not hearken
<08085> (8799)
unto me to hallow
<06942> (8763)
the sabbath
<07676>
day
<03117>_,
and not to bear
<05375> (8800)
a burden
<04853>_,
even entering in
<0935> (8800)
at the gates
<08179>
of Jerusalem
<03389>
on the sabbath
<07676>
day
<03117>_;
then will I kindle
<03341> (8689)
a fire
<0784>
in the gates
<08179>
thereof, and it shall devour
<0398> (8804)
the palaces
<0759>
of Jerusalem
<03389>_,
and it shall not be quenched
<03518> (8799)_.
The word
<01697>
which came to Jeremiah
<03414>
from the LORD
<03068>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Arise
<06965> (8798)_,
and go down
<03381> (8804)
to the potter's
<03335> (8802)
house
<01004>_,
and there I will cause thee to hear
<08085> (8686)
my words
<01697>_.
Then I went down
<03381> (8799)
to the potter's
<03335> (8802)
house
<01004>_,
and, behold
<02009>_,
he wrought
<06213> (8802)
a work
<04399>
on the wheels
<070>_.
{wheels: or, frames, or, seats}
And the vessel
<03627>
that he made
<06213> (8802)
of clay
<02563>
was marred
<07843> (8738)
in the hand
<03027>
of the potter
<03335> (8802)_:
so he made
<06213> (8799)
it again
<07725> (8804)
another
<0312>
vessel
<03627>_,
as seemed
<05869>
good
<03474> (8804)
to the potter
<03335> (8802)
to make
<06213> (8800)
[it]. {of clay...: or, was marred, as clay in the hand of the potter} {made it...: Heb. returned and made, etc}
Then the word
<01697>
of the LORD
<03068>
came to me, saying
<0559> (8800)_,
O house
<01004>
of Israel
<03478>_,
cannot
<03201> (8799)
I do
<06213> (8800)
with you as this potter
<03335> (8802)_?
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_.
Behold, as the clay
<02563>
[is] in the potter's
<03335> (8802)
hand
<03027>_,
so [are] ye in mine hand
<03027>_,
O house
<01004>
of Israel
<03478>_.
[At what] instant
<07281>
I shall speak
<01696> (8762)
concerning a nation
<01471>_,
and concerning a kingdom
<04467>_,
to pluck up
<05428> (8800)_,
and to pull down
<05422> (8800)_,
and to destroy
<06> (8687)
[it];
If that nation
<01471>_,
against whom I have pronounced
<01696> (8765)_,
turn
<07725> (8804)
from their evil
<07451>_,
I will repent
<05162> (8738)
of the evil
<07451>
that I thought
<02803> (8804)
to do
<06213> (8800)
unto them.
And [at what] instant
<07281>
I shall speak
<01696> (8762)
concerning a nation
<01471>_,
and concerning a kingdom
<04467>_,
to build
<01129> (8800)
and to plant
<05193> (8800)
[it];
If it do
<06213> (8804)
evil
<07451>
in my sight
<05869>_,
that it obey
<08085> (8800)
not my voice
<06963>_,
then I will repent
<05162> (8738)
of the good
<02896>_,
wherewith I said
<0559> (8804)
I would benefit
<03190> (8687)
them.
Now therefore go to, speak
<0559> (8798)
to the men
<0376>
of Judah
<03063>_,
and to the inhabitants
<03427> (8802)
of Jerusalem
<03389>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>_;
Behold, I frame
<03335> (8802)
evil
<07451>
against you, and devise
<02803> (8802)
a device
<04284>
against you: return
<07725> (8798)
ye now every one
<0376>
from his evil
<07451>
way
<01870>_,
and make your ways
<01870>
and your doings
<04611>
good
<03190> (8685)_.
And they said
<0559> (8804)_,
There is no hope
<02976> (8737)_:
but we will walk
<03212> (8799)
after
<0310>
our own devices
<04284>_,
and we will every one
<0376>
do
<06213> (8799)
the imagination
<08307>
of his evil
<07451>
heart
<03820>_.
Therefore thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>_;
Ask
<07592> (8798)
ye now among the heathen
<01471>_,
who hath heard
<08085> (8804)
such things: the virgin
<01330>
of Israel
<03478>
hath done
<06213> (8804)
a very
<03966>
horrible thing
<08186>_.
Will [a man] leave
<05800> (8799)
the snow
<07950>
of Lebanon
<03844>
[which cometh] from the rock
<06697>
of the field
<07704>_?
[or] shall the cold
<07119>
flowing
<05140> (8802)
waters
<04325>
that come from another place
<02114> (8801)
be forsaken
<05428> (8735)_?
{the snow...: or, my fields for a rock, or for the snow of Lebanon? shall the running waters be forsaken for the strange cold waters?}
Because my people
<05971>
hath forgotten
<07911> (8804)
me, they have burned incense
<06999> (8762)
to vanity
<07723>_,
and they have caused them to stumble
<03782> (8686)
in their ways
<01870>
[from] the ancient
<05769>
paths
<07635> (8675) <07635>_,
to walk
<03212> (8800)
in paths
<05410>_,
[in] a way
<01870>
not cast up
<05549> (8803)_;
To make
<07760> (8800)
their land
<0776>
desolate
<08047>_,
[and] a perpetual
<05769>
hissing
<08292> (8675) <08292>_;
every one that passeth
<05674> (8802)
thereby shall be astonished
<08074> (8799)_,
and wag
<05110> (8686)
his head
<07218>_.
I will scatter
<06327> (8686)
them as with an east
<06921>
wind
<07307>
before
<06440>
the enemy
<0341> (8802)_;
I will shew
<07200> (8799)
them the back
<06203>_,
and not the face
<06440>_,
in the day
<03117>
of their calamity
<0343>_.
Then said
<0559> (8799)
they, Come
<03212> (8798)_,
and let us devise
<02803> (8799)
devices
<04284>
against Jeremiah
<03414>_;
for the law
<08451>
shall not perish
<06> (8799)
from the priest
<03548>_,
nor counsel
<06098>
from the wise
<02450>_,
nor the word
<01697>
from the prophet
<05030>_.
Come
<03212> (8798)_,
and let us smite
<05221> (8686)
him with the tongue
<03956>_,
and let us not give heed
<07181> (8686)
to any of his words
<01697>_.
{with...: or, for the tongue}
Give heed
<07181> (8685)
to me, O LORD
<03068>_,
and hearken
<08085> (8798)
to the voice
<06963>
of them that contend
<03401>
with me.
Shall evil
<07451>
be recompensed
<07999> (8792)
for good
<02896>_?
for they have digged
<03738> (8804)
a pit
<07745>
for my soul
<05315>_.
Remember
<02142> (8798)
that I stood
<05975> (8800)
before
<06440>
thee to speak
<01696> (8763)
good
<02896>
for them, [and] to turn away
<07725> (8687)
thy wrath
<02534>
from them.
Therefore deliver up
<05414> (8798)
their children
<01121>
to the famine
<07458>_,
and pour out
<05064> (8685)
their [blood] by the force
<03027>
of the sword
<02719>_;
and let their wives
<0802>
be bereaved
<07909>
of their children, and [be] widows
<0490>_;
and let their men
<0582>
be put
<02026> (8803)
to death
<04194>_;
[let] their young men
<0970>
[be] slain
<05221> (8716)
by the sword
<02719>
in battle
<04421>_.
{pour...: Heb. pour them out}
Let a cry
<02201>
be heard
<08085> (8735)
from their houses
<01004>_,
when thou shalt bring
<0935> (8686)
a troop
<01416>
suddenly
<06597>
upon them: for they have digged
<03738> (8804)
a pit
<07745> (8675) <07882>
to take
<03920> (8800)
me, and hid
<02934> (8804)
snares
<06341>
for my feet
<07272>_.
Yet, LORD
<03068>_,
thou knowest
<03045> (8804)
all their counsel
<06098>
against me to slay
<04194>
[me]: forgive
<03722> (8762)
not their iniquity
<05771>_,
neither blot out
<04229> (8686)
their sin
<02403>
from thy sight
<06440>_,
but let them be overthrown
<03782> (8716)
before
<06440>
thee; deal
<06213> (8798)
[thus] with them in the time
<06256>
of thine anger
<0639>_.
{to slay...: Heb. for death}
Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>_,
Go
<01980> (8800)
and get
<07069> (8804)
a potter's
<03335> (8802)
earthen
<02789>
bottle
<01228>_,
and [take] of the ancients
<02205>
of the people
<05971>_,
and of the ancients
<02205>
of the priests
<03548>_;
And go forth
<03318> (8804)
unto the valley
<01516>
of the son
<01121>
of Hinnom
<02011>_,
which [is] by the entry
<06607>
of the east
<02777>
gate
<08179>_,
and proclaim
<07121> (8804)
there the words
<01697>
that I shall tell
<01696> (8762)
thee, {the east...: Heb. the sun gate}
And say
<0559> (8804)_,
Hear
<08085> (8798)
ye the word
<01697>
of the LORD
<03068>_,
O kings
<04428>
of Judah
<03063>_,
and inhabitants
<03427> (8802)
of Jerusalem
<03389>_;
Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
of hosts
<06635>_,
the God
<0430>
of Israel
<03478>_;
Behold, I will bring
<0935> (8688)
evil
<07451>
upon this place
<04725>_,
the which whosoever heareth
<08085> (8802)_,
his ears
<0241>
shall tingle
<06750> (8799)_.
Because they have forsaken
<05800> (8804)
me, and have estranged
<05234> (8762)
this place
<04725>_,
and have burned incense
<06999> (8762)
in it unto other
<0312>
gods
<0430>_,
whom neither they nor their fathers
<01>
have known
<03045> (8804)_,
nor the kings
<04428>
of Judah
<03063>_,
and have filled
<04390> (8804)
this place
<04725>
with the blood
<01818>
of innocents
<05355>_;
They have built
<01129> (8804)
also the high places
<01116>
of Baal
<01168>_,
to burn
<08313> (8800)
their sons
<01121>
with fire
<0784>
[for] burnt offerings
<05930>
unto Baal
<01168>_,
which I commanded
<06680> (8765)
not, nor spake
<01696> (8765)
[it], neither came
<05927> (8804)
[it] into my mind
<03820>_:
Therefore, behold, the days
<03117>
come
<0935> (8802)_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_,
that this place
<04725>
shall no more be called
<07121> (8735)
Tophet
<08612>_,
nor The valley
<01516>
of the son
<01121>
of Hinnom
<02011>_,
but The valley
<01516>
of slaughter
<02028>_.
And I will make void
<01238> (8804)
the counsel
<06098>
of Judah
<03063>
and Jerusalem
<03389>
in this place
<04725>_;
and I will cause them to fall
<05307> (8689)
by the sword
<02719>
before
<06440>
their enemies
<0341> (8802)_,
and by the hands
<03027>
of them that seek
<01245> (8764)
their lives
<05315>_:
and their carcases
<05038>
will I give
<05414> (8804)
to be meat
<03978>
for the fowls
<05775>
of the heaven
<08064>_,
and for the beasts
<0929>
of the earth
<0776>_.
And I will make
<07760> (8804)
this city
<05892>
desolate
<08047>_,
and an hissing
<08322>_;
every one that passeth
<05674> (8802)
thereby shall be astonished
<08074> (8799)
and hiss
<08319> (8799)
because of all the plagues
<04347>
thereof.
And I will cause them to eat
<0398> (8689)
the flesh
<01320>
of their sons
<01121>
and the flesh
<01320>
of their daughters
<01323>_,
and they shall eat
<0398> (8799)
every one
<0376>
the flesh
<01320>
of his friend
<07453>
in the siege
<04692>
and straitness
<04689>_,
wherewith their enemies
<0341> (8802)_,
and they that seek
<01245> (8764)
their lives
<05315>_,
shall straiten
<06693> (8686)
them.
Then shalt thou break
<07665> (8804)
the bottle
<01228>
in the sight
<05869>
of the men
<0582>
that go
<01980> (8802)
with thee,
And shalt say
<0559> (8804)
unto them, Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
of hosts
<06635>_;
Even so
<03602>
will I break
<07665> (8799)
this people
<05971>
and this city
<05892>_,
as [one] breaketh
<07665> (8799)
a potter's
<03335> (8802)
vessel
<03627>_,
that cannot
<03201> (8799)
be made whole again
<07495> (8736)_:
and they shall bury
<06912> (8799)
[them] in Tophet
<08612>_,
till [there be] no place
<04725>
to bury
<06912> (8800)_.
{be made...: Heb. be healed}
Thus will I do
<06213> (8799)
unto this place
<04725>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_,
and to the inhabitants
<03427> (8802)
thereof, and [even] make
<05414> (8800)
this city
<05892>
as Tophet
<08612>_:
And the houses
<01004>
of Jerusalem
<03389>_,
and the houses
<01004>
of the kings
<04428>
of Judah
<03063>_,
shall be defiled
<02931>
as the place
<04725>
of Tophet
<08612>_,
because of all the houses
<01004>
upon whose roofs
<01406>
they have burned incense
<06999> (8765)
unto all the host
<06635>
of heaven
<08064>_,
and have poured out
<05258> (8687)
drink offerings
<05262>
unto other
<0312>
gods
<0430>_.
Then came
<0935> (8799)
Jeremiah
<03414>
from Tophet
<08612>_,
whither the LORD
<03068>
had sent
<07971> (8804)
him to prophesy
<05012> (8736)_;
and he stood
<05975> (8799)
in the court
<02691>
of the LORD'S
<03068>
house
<01004>_;
and said
<0559> (8799)
to all the people
<05971>_,
Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
of hosts
<06635>_,
the God
<0430>
of Israel
<03478>_;
Behold, I will bring
<0935> (8688)
upon this city
<05892>
and upon all her towns
<05892>
all the evil
<07451>
that I have pronounced
<01696> (8765)
against it, because they have hardened
<07185> (8689)
their necks
<06203>_,
that they might not hear
<08085> (8800)
my words
<01697>_.
Now Pashur
<06583>
the son
<01121>
of Immer
<0564>
the priest
<03548>_,
who [was] also chief
<06496>
governor
<05057>
in the house
<01004>
of the LORD
<03068>_,
heard
<08085> (8799)
that Jeremiah
<03414>
prophesied
<05012> (8738)
these things
<01697>_.
Then Pashur
<06583>
smote
<05221> (8686)
Jeremiah
<03414>
the prophet
<05030>_,
and put
<05414> (8799)
him in the stocks
<04115>
that [were] in the high
<05945>
gate
<08179>
of Benjamin
<01144>_,
which [was] by the house
<01004>
of the LORD
<03068>_.
And it came to pass on the morrow
<04283>_,
that Pashur
<06583>
brought forth
<03318> (8686)
Jeremiah
<03414>
out of the stocks
<04115>_.
Then said
<0559> (8799)
Jeremiah
<03414>
unto him, The LORD
<03068>
hath not called
<07121> (8804)
thy name
<08034>
Pashur
<06583>_,
but Magormissabib
<04036>_.
{Magormissabib: that is, Fear round about}
For thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>_,
Behold, I will make
<05414> (8802)
thee a terror
<04032>
to thyself, and to all thy friends
<0157> (8802)_:
and they shall fall
<05307> (8804)
by the sword
<02719>
of their enemies
<0341> (8802)_,
and thine eyes
<05869>
shall behold
<07200> (8802)
[it]: and I will give
<05414> (8799)
all Judah
<03063>
into the hand
<03027>
of the king
<04428>
of Babylon
<0894>_,
and he shall carry them captive
<01540> (8689)
into Babylon
<0894>_,
and shall slay
<05221> (8689)
them with the sword
<02719>_.
Moreover I will deliver
<05414> (8804)
all the strength
<02633>
of this city
<05892>_,
and all the labours
<03018>
thereof, and all the precious things
<03366>
thereof, and all the treasures
<0214>
of the kings
<04428>
of Judah
<03063>
will I give
<05414> (8799)
into the hand
<03027>
of their enemies
<0341> (8802)_,
which shall spoil
<0962> (8804)
them, and take
<03947> (8804)
them, and carry
<0935> (8689)
them to Babylon
<0894>_.
And thou, Pashur
<06583>_,
and all that dwell
<03427> (8802)
in thine house
<01004>
shall go
<03212> (8799)
into captivity
<07628>_:
and thou shalt come
<0935> (8799)
to Babylon
<0894>_,
and there thou shalt die
<04191> (8799)_,
and shalt be buried
<06912> (8735)
there, thou, and all thy friends
<0157> (8802)_,
to whom thou hast prophesied
<05012> (8738)
lies
<08267>_.
O LORD
<03068>_,
thou hast deceived
<06601> (8765)
me, and I was deceived
<06601> (8735)_:
thou art stronger
<02388> (8804)
than I, and hast prevailed
<03201> (8799)_:
I am in derision
<07814>
daily
<03117>_,
every one mocketh
<03932> (8802)
me. {was deceived: or, was enticed}
For since
<01767>
I spake
<01696> (8762)_,
I cried out
<02199> (8799)_,
I cried
<07121> (8799)
violence
<02555>
and spoil
<07701>_;
because the word
<01697>
of the LORD
<03068>
was made a reproach
<02781>
unto me, and a derision
<07047>_,
daily
<03117>_.
Then I said
<0559> (8804)_,
I will not make mention
<02142> (8799)
of him, nor speak
<01696> (8762)
any more in his name
<08034>_.
But [his word] was in mine heart
<03820>
as a burning
<01197> (8802)
fire
<0784>
shut up
<06113> (8803)
in my bones
<06106>_,
and I was weary
<03811> (8738)
with forbearing
<03557> (8771)_,
and I could
<03201> (8799)
not [stay].
For I heard
<08085> (8804)
the defaming
<01681>
of many
<07227>_,
fear
<04032>
on every side
<05439>_.
Report
<05046> (8685)_,
[say they], and we will report
<05046> (8686)
it. All my familiars
<0582> <07965>
watched
<08104> (8802)
for my halting
<06763> (8676) <06761>_,
[saying], Peradventure he will be enticed
<06601> (8792)_,
and we shall prevail
<03201> (8799)
against him, and we shall take
<03947> (8799)
our revenge
<05360>
on him. {All...: Heb. Every man of my peace}
But the LORD
<03068>
[is] with me as a mighty
<01368>
terrible one
<06184>_:
therefore my persecutors
<07291> (8802)
shall stumble
<03782> (8735)_,
and they shall not prevail
<03201> (8799)_:
they shall be greatly
<03966>
ashamed
<0954> (8804)_;
for they shall not prosper
<07919> (8689)_:
[their] everlasting
<05769>
confusion
<03639>
shall never be forgotten
<07911> (8735)_.
But, O LORD
<03068>
of hosts
<06635>_,
that triest
<0974> (8802)
the righteous
<06662>_,
[and] seest
<07200> (8802)
the reins
<03629>
and the heart
<03820>_,
let me see
<07200> (8799)
thy vengeance
<05360>
on them: for unto thee have I opened
<01540> (8765)
my cause
<07379>_.
Sing
<07891> (8798)
unto the LORD
<03068>_,
praise
<01984> (8761)
ye the LORD
<03068>_:
for he hath delivered
<05337> (8689)
the soul
<05315>
of the poor
<034>
from the hand
<03027>
of evildoers
<07489> (8688)_.
Cursed
<0779> (8803)
[be] the day
<03117>
wherein I was born
<03205> (8795)_:
let not the day
<03117>
wherein my mother
<0517>
bare
<03205> (8804)
me be blessed
<01288> (8803)_.
Cursed
<0779> (8803)
[be] the man
<0376>
who brought tidings
<01319> (8765)
to my father
<01>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
A man
<02145>
child
<01121>
is born
<03205> (8795)
unto thee; making him very
<08055> (8763)
glad
<08055> (8765)_.
And let that man
<0376>
be as the cities
<05892>
which the LORD
<03068>
overthrew
<02015> (8804)_,
and repented
<05162> (8738)
not: and let him hear
<08085> (8804)
the cry
<02201>
in the morning
<01242>_,
and the shouting
<08643>
at noontide
<06256> <06672>_;
Because he slew
<04191> (8790)
me not from the womb
<07358>_;
or that my mother
<0517>
might have been my grave
<06913>_,
and her womb
<07358>
[to be] always
<05769>
great
<02030>
[with me].
Wherefore came I forth
<03318> (8804)
out of the womb
<07358>
to see
<07200> (8800)
labour
<05999>
and sorrow
<03015>_,
that my days
<03117>
should be consumed
<03615> (8799)
with shame
<01322>_?
The word
<01697>
which came unto Jeremiah
<03414>
from the LORD
<03068>_,
when king
<04428>
Zedekiah
<06667>
sent
<07971> (8800)
unto him Pashur
<06583>
the son
<01121>
of Melchiah
<04441>_,
and Zephaniah
<06846>
the son
<01121>
of Maaseiah
<04641>
the priest
<03548>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Enquire
<01875> (8798)_,
I pray thee, of the LORD
<03068>
for us
<01157>_;
for Nebuchadrezzar
<05019>
king
<04428>
of Babylon
<0894>
maketh war
<03898> (8737)
against us; if so be that the LORD
<03068>
will deal
<06213> (8799)
with us according to all his wondrous works
<06381> (8737)_,
that he may go up
<05927> (8799)
from us.
Then said
<0559> (8799)
Jeremiah
<03414>
unto them, Thus shall ye say
<0559> (8799)
to Zedekiah
<06667>_:
Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
God
<0430>
of Israel
<03478>_;
Behold, I will turn back
<05437> (8688)
the weapons
<03627>
of war
<04421>
that [are] in your hands
<03027>_,
wherewith ye fight
<03898> (8737)
against the king
<04428>
of Babylon
<0894>_,
and [against] the Chaldeans
<03778>_,
which besiege
<06696> (8802)
you without
<02351>
the walls
<02346>_,
and I will assemble
<0622> (8804)
them into the midst
<08432>
of this city
<05892>_.
And I myself will fight
<03898> (8738)
against you with an outstretched
<05186> (8803)
hand
<03027>
and with a strong
<02389>
arm
<02220>_,
even in anger
<0639>_,
and in fury
<02534>_,
and in great
<01419>
wrath
<07110>_.
And I will smite
<05221> (8689)
the inhabitants
<03427> (8802)
of this city
<05892>_,
both man
<0120>
and beast
<0929>_:
they shall die
<04191> (8799)
of a great
<01419>
pestilence
<01698>_.
And afterward
<0310>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_,
I will deliver
<05414> (8799)
Zedekiah
<06667>
king
<04428>
of Judah
<03063>_,
and his servants
<05650>_,
and the people
<05971>_,
and such as are left
<07604> (8737)
in this city
<05892>
from the pestilence
<01698>_,
from the sword
<02719>_,
and from the famine
<07458>_,
into the hand
<03027>
of Nebuchadrezzar
<05019>
king
<04428>
of Babylon
<0894>_,
and into the hand
<03027>
of their enemies
<0341> (8802)_,
and into the hand
<03027>
of those that seek
<01245> (8764)
their life
<05315>_:
and he shall smite
<05221> (8689)
them with the edge
<06310>
of the sword
<02719>_;
he shall not spare
<02347> (8799)
them, neither have pity
<02550> (8799)_,
nor have mercy
<07355> (8762)_.
And unto this people
<05971>
thou shalt say
<0559> (8799)_,
Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>_;
Behold, I set
<05414> (8802)
before
<06440>
you the way
<01870>
of life
<02416>_,
and the way
<01870>
of death
<04194>_.
He that abideth
<03427> (8802)
in this city
<05892>
shall die
<04191> (8799)
by the sword
<02719>_,
and by the famine
<07458>_,
and by the pestilence
<01698>_:
but he that goeth out
<03318> (8802)_,
and falleth
<05307> (8804)
to the Chaldeans
<03778>
that besiege
<06696> (8802)
you, he shall live
<02421> (8804) (8675) <02421> (8799)_,
and his life
<05315>
shall be unto him for a prey
<07998>_.
For I have set
<07760> (8804)
my face
<06440>
against this city
<05892>
for evil
<07451>_,
and not for good
<02896>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_:
it shall be given
<05414> (8735)
into the hand
<03027>
of the king
<04428>
of Babylon
<0894>_,
and he shall burn
<08313> (8804)
it with fire
<0784>_.
And touching the house
<01004>
of the king
<04428>
of Judah
<03063>_,
[say], Hear
<08085> (8798)
ye the word
<01697>
of the LORD
<03068>_;
O house
<01004>
of David
<01732>_,
thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>_;
Execute
<01777> (8798)
judgment
<04941>
in the morning
<01242>_,
and deliver
<05337> (8685)
[him that is] spoiled
<01497> (8803)
out of the hand
<03027>
of the oppressor
<06231> (8802)_,
lest my fury
<02534>
go out
<03318> (8799)
like fire
<0784>_,
and burn
<01197> (8804)
that none can quench
<03518> (8764)
[it], because
<06440>
of the evil
<07455>
of your doings
<04611>_.
{Execute: Heb. Judge}
Behold, I [am] against thee, O inhabitant
<03427> (8802)
of the valley
<06010>_,
[and] rock
<06697>
of the plain
<04334>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_;
which say
<0559> (8802)_,
Who shall come down
<05181> (8799)
against us? or who shall enter
<0935> (8799)
into our habitations
<04585>_?
{inhabitant: Heb. inhabitress}
But I will punish
<06485> (8804)
you according to the fruit
<06529>
of your doings
<04611>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_:
and I will kindle
<03341> (8689)
a fire
<0784>
in the forest
<03293>
thereof, and it shall devour
<0398> (8804)
all things round about
<05439>
it. {punish: Heb. visit upon}
Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>_;
Go down
<03381> (8798)
to the house
<01004>
of the king
<04428>
of Judah
<03063>_,
and speak
<01696> (8765)
there this word
<01697>_,
And say
<0559> (8804)_,
Hear
<08085> (8798)
the word
<01697>
of the LORD
<03068>_,
O king
<04428>
of Judah
<03063>_,
that sittest
<03427> (8802)
upon the throne
<03678>
of David
<01732>_,
thou, and thy servants
<05650>_,
and thy people
<05971>
that enter
<0935> (8802)
in by these gates
<08179>_:
Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>_;
Execute
<06213> (8798)
ye judgment
<04941>
and righteousness
<06666>_,
and deliver
<05337> (8685)
the spoiled
<01497> (8803)
out of the hand
<03027>
of the oppressor
<06216>_:
and do no wrong
<03238> (8686)_,
do no violence
<02554> (8799)
to the stranger
<01616>_,
the fatherless
<03490>_,
nor the widow
<0490>_,
neither shed
<08210> (8799)
innocent
<05355>
blood
<01818>
in this place
<04725>_.
For if ye do
<06213> (8799)
this thing
<01697>
indeed
<06213> (8800)_,
then shall there enter in
<0935> (8804)
by the gates
<08179>
of this house
<01004>
kings
<04428>
sitting
<03427> (8802)
upon the throne
<03678>
of David
<01732>_,
riding
<07392> (8802)
in chariots
<07393>
and on horses
<05483>_,
he, and his servants
<05650>_,
and his people
<05971>_.
{upon...: Heb. for David upon his throne}
But if ye will not hear
<08085> (8799)
these words
<01697>_,
I swear
<07650> (8738)
by myself, saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_,
that this house
<01004>
shall become a desolation
<02723>_.
For thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
unto the king's
<04428>
house
<01004>
of Judah
<03063>_;
Thou [art] Gilead
<01568>
unto me, [and] the head
<07218>
of Lebanon
<03844>_:
[yet] surely I will make
<07896> (8799)
thee a wilderness
<04057>_,
[and] cities
<05892>
[which] are not inhabited
<03427> (8738) (8675) <03427> (8737)_.
And I will prepare
<06942> (8765)
destroyers
<07843> (8688)
against thee, every one
<0376>
with his weapons
<03627>_:
and they shall cut down
<03772> (8804)
thy choice
<04005>
cedars
<0730>_,
and cast
<05307> (8689)
[them] into the fire
<0784>_.
And many
<07227>
nations
<01471>
shall pass
<05674> (8804)
by this city
<05892>_,
and they shall say
<0559> (8804)
every man
<0376>
to his neighbour
<07453>_,
Wherefore hath the LORD
<03068>
done
<06213> (8804)
thus unto this great
<01419>
city
<05892>_?
Then they shall answer
<0559> (8804)_,
Because they have forsaken
<05800> (8804)
the covenant
<01285>
of the LORD
<03068>
their God
<0430>_,
and worshipped
<07812> (8691)
other
<0312>
gods
<0430>_,
and served
<05647> (8799)
them.
Weep
<01058> (8799)
ye not for the dead
<04191> (8801)_,
neither bemoan
<05110> (8799)
him: [but] weep
<01058> (8798)
sore
<01058> (8800)
for him that goeth away
<01980> (8802)_:
for he shall return
<07725> (8799)
no more, nor see
<07200> (8804)
his native
<04138>
country
<0776>_.
For thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
touching
<0413>
Shallum
<07967>
the son
<01121>
of Josiah
<02977>
king
<04428>
of Judah
<03063>_,
which reigned
<04427> (8802)
instead of Josiah
<02977>
his father
<01>_,
which went forth
<03318> (8804)
out of this place
<04725>_;
He shall not return
<07725> (8799)
thither any more:
But he shall die
<04191> (8799)
in the place
<04725>
whither they have led him captive
<01540> (8689)_,
and shall see
<07200> (8799)
this land
<0776>
no more.
Woe
<01945>
unto him that buildeth
<01129> (8802)
his house
<01004>
by
<03808>
unrighteousness
<06664>_,
and his chambers
<05944>
by wrong
<04941>_;
[that] useth his neighbour's
<07453>
service
<05647> (8799)
without wages
<02600>_,
and giveth
<05414> (8799)
him not for his work
<06467>_;
That saith
<0559> (8802)_,
I will build
<01129> (8799)
me a wide
<04060>
house
<01004>
and large
<07304> (8794)
chambers
<05944>_,
and cutteth him out
<07167> (8804)
windows
<02474>_;
and [it is] cieled
<05603> (8803)
with cedar
<0730>_,
and painted
<04886> (8800)
with vermilion
<08350>_.
{large: Heb. through-aired} {windows: or, my windows}
Shalt thou reign
<04427> (8799)_,
because thou closest
<08474> (8808)
[thyself] in cedar
<0730>_?
did not thy father
<01>
eat
<0398> (8804)
and drink
<08354> (8804)_,
and do
<06213> (8804)
judgment
<04941>
and justice
<06666>_,
[and] then [it was] well
<02896>
with him?
He judged
<01777> (8804)
the cause
<01779>
of the poor
<06041>
and needy
<034>_;
then [it was] well
<02896>
[with him: was] not this to know
<01847>
me? saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_.
But thine eyes
<05869>
and thine heart
<03820>
[are] not but for thy covetousness
<01215>_,
and for to shed
<08210> (8800)
innocent
<05355>
blood
<01818>_,
and for oppression
<06233>_,
and for violence
<04835>_,
to do
<06213> (8800)
[it]. {violence: or, incursion}
Therefore thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
concerning Jehoiakim
<03079>
the son
<01121>
of Josiah
<02977>
king
<04428>
of Judah
<03063>_;
They shall not lament
<05594> (8799)
for him, [saying], Ah
<01945>
my brother
<0251>_!
or, Ah
<01945>
sister
<0269>_!
they shall not lament
<05594> (8799)
for him, [saying], Ah
<01945>
lord
<0113>_!
or, Ah
<01945>
his glory
<01935>_!
He shall be buried
<06912> (8735)
with the burial
<06900>
of an ass
<02543>_,
drawn
<05498> (8800)
and cast forth
<07993> (8687)
beyond
<01973>
the gates
<08179>
of Jerusalem
<03389>_.
Go up
<05927> (8798)
to Lebanon
<03844>_,
and cry
<06817> (8798)_;
and lift up
<05414> (8798)
thy voice
<06963>
in Bashan
<01316>_,
and cry
<06817> (8798)
from the passages
<05676>_:
for all thy lovers
<0157> (8764)
are destroyed
<07665> (8738)_.
I spake
<01696> (8765)
unto thee in thy prosperity
<07962>_;
[but] thou saidst
<0559> (8804)_,
I will not hear
<08085> (8799)_.
This [hath been] thy manner
<01870>
from thy youth
<05271>_,
that thou obeyedst
<08085> (8804)
not my voice
<06963>_.
{prosperity: Heb. prosperities}
The wind
<07307>
shall eat up
<07462> (8799)
all thy pastors
<07462> (8802)_,
and thy lovers
<0157> (8764)
shall go
<03212> (8799)
into captivity
<07628>_:
surely then shalt thou be ashamed
<0954> (8799)
and confounded
<03637> (8738)
for all thy wickedness
<07451>_.
O inhabitant
<03427> (8802)
of Lebanon
<03844>_,
that makest thy nest
<07077> (8794)
in the cedars
<0730>_,
how gracious
<02603> (8738)
shalt thou be when pangs
<02256>
come
<0935> (8800)
upon thee, the pain
<02427>
as of a woman in travail
<03205> (8802)_!
{inhabitant: Heb. inhabitress}
[As] I live
<02416>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_,
though Coniah
<03659>
the son
<01121>
of Jehoiakim
<03079>
king
<04428>
of Judah
<03063>
were the signet
<02368>
upon my right
<03225>
hand
<03027>_,
yet would I pluck
<05423> (8799)
thee thence;
And I will give
<05414> (8804)
thee into the hand
<03027>
of them that seek
<01245> (8764)
thy life
<05315>_,
and into the hand
<03027>
[of them] whose face
<06440>
thou fearest
<03016> (8801)_,
even into the hand
<03027>
of Nebuchadrezzar
<05019>
king
<04428>
of Babylon
<0894>_,
and into the hand
<03027>
of the Chaldeans
<03778>_.
And I will cast thee out
<02904> (8689)_,
and thy mother
<0517>
that bare
<03205> (8804)
thee, into another
<0312>
country
<0776>_,
where ye were not born
<03205> (8795)_;
and there shall ye die
<04191> (8799)_.
But to the land
<0776>
whereunto they desire
<05375> (8764) (8676) <05315>
to return
<07725> (8800)_,
thither shall they not return
<07725> (8799)_.
{desire: Heb. lift up their mind}
[Is] this man
<0376>
Coniah
<03659>
a despised
<0959> (8737)
broken
<05310> (8803)
idol
<06089>_?
[is he] a vessel
<03627>
wherein [is] no pleasure
<02656>_?
wherefore are they cast out
<07993> (8717)_,
he and his seed
<02233>_,
and are cast
<02904> (8717)
into a land
<0776>
which they know
<03045> (8804)
not?
O earth
<0776>_,
earth
<0776>_,
earth
<0776>_,
hear
<08085> (8798)
the word
<01697>
of the LORD
<03068>_.
Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>_,
Write
<03789> (8798)
ye this man
<0376>
childless
<06185>_,
a man
<01397>
[that] shall not prosper
<06743> (8799)
in his days
<03117>_:
for no man
<0376>
of his seed
<02233>
shall prosper
<06743> (8799)_,
sitting
<03427> (8802)
upon the throne
<03678>
of David
<01732>_,
and ruling
<04910> (8802)
any more in Judah
<03063>_.
Woe
<01945>
be unto the pastors
<07462> (8802)
that destroy
<06> (8764)
and scatter
<06327> (8688)
the sheep
<06629>
of my pasture
<04830>_!
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_.
Therefore thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
God
<0430>
of Israel
<03478>
against the pastors
<07462> (8802)
that feed
<07462> (8802)
my people
<05971>_;
Ye have scattered
<06327> (8689)
my flock
<06629>_,
and driven them away
<05080> (8686)_,
and have not visited
<06485> (8804)
them: behold, I will visit
<06485> (8802)
upon you the evil
<07455>
of your doings
<04611>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_.
And I will gather
<06908> (8762)
the remnant
<07611>
of my flock
<06629>
out of all countries
<0776>
whither I have driven
<05080> (8689)
them, and will bring them again
<07725> (8689)
to their folds
<05116>_;
and they shall be fruitful
<06509> (8804)
and increase
<07235> (8804)_.
And I will set up
<06965> (8689)
shepherds
<07462> (8802)
over them which shall feed
<07462> (8804)
them: and they shall fear
<03372> (8799)
no more, nor be dismayed
<02865> (8735)_,
neither shall they be lacking
<06485> (8735)_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_.
Behold, the days
<03117>
come
<0935> (8802)_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_,
that I will raise
<06965> (8689)
unto David
<01732>
a righteous
<06662>
Branch
<06780>_,
and a King
<04428>
shall reign
<04427> (8804)
and prosper
<07919> (8689)_,
and shall execute
<06213> (8804)
judgment
<04941>
and justice
<06666>
in the earth
<0776>_.
In his days
<03117>
Judah
<03063>
shall be saved
<03467> (8735)_,
and Israel
<03478>
shall dwell
<07931> (8799)
safely
<0983>_:
and this [is] his name
<08034>
whereby he shall be called
<07121> (8799)_,
THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS
<03072>_.
{THE LORD...: Heb. Jehovahtsidkenu}
Therefore, behold, the days
<03117>
come
<0935> (8802)_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_,
that they shall no more say
<0559> (8799)_,
The LORD
<03068>
liveth
<02416>_,
which brought up
<05927> (8689)
the children
<01121>
of Israel
<03478>
out of the land
<0776>
of Egypt
<04714>_;
But, The LORD
<03068>
liveth
<02416>_,
which brought up
<05927> (8689)
and which led
<0935> (8689)
the seed
<02233>
of the house
<01004>
of Israel
<03478>
out of the north
<06828>
country
<0776>_,
and from all countries
<0776>
whither I had driven
<05080> (8689)
them; and they shall dwell
<03427> (8804)
in their own land
<0127>_.
Mine heart
<03820>
within
<07130>
me is broken
<07665> (8738)
because of the prophets
<05030>_;
all my bones
<06106>
shake
<07363> (8804)_;
I am like a drunken
<07910>
man
<0376>_,
and like a man
<01397>
whom wine
<03196>
hath overcome
<05674> (8804)_,
because
<06440>
of the LORD
<03068>_,
and because of the words
<01697>
of his holiness
<06944>_.
For the land
<0776>
is full
<04390> (8804)
of adulterers
<05003> (8764)_;
for because
<06440>
of swearing
<0423>
the land
<0776>
mourneth
<056> (8804)_;
the pleasant places
<04999>
of the wilderness
<04057>
are dried up
<03001> (8804)_,
and their course
<04794>
is evil
<07451>_,
and their force
<01369>
[is] not right. {swearing: or, cursing} {course: or, violence}
For both prophet
<05030>
and priest
<03548>
are profane
<02610> (8804)_;
yea, in my house
<01004>
have I found
<04672> (8804)
their wickedness
<07451>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_.
Wherefore their way
<01870>
shall be unto them as slippery
<02519>
[ways] in the darkness
<0653>_:
they shall be driven on
<01760> (8735)_,
and fall
<05307> (8804)
therein: for I will bring
<0935> (8686)
evil
<07451>
upon them, [even] the year
<08141>
of their visitation
<06486>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_.
And I have seen
<07200> (8804)
folly
<08604>
in the prophets
<05030>
of Samaria
<08111>_;
they prophesied
<05012> (8694)
in Baal
<01168>_,
and caused my people
<05971>
Israel
<03478>
to err
<08582> (8686)_.
{folly: or, an absurd thing: Heb. unsavoury}
I have seen
<07200> (8804)
also in the prophets
<05030>
of Jerusalem
<03389>
an horrible thing
<08186>_:
they commit adultery
<05003> (8800)_,
and walk
<01980> (8800)
in lies
<08267>_:
they strengthen
<02388> (8765)
also the hands
<03027>
of evildoers
<07489> (8688)_,
that none
<0376>
doth return
<07725> (8804)
from his wickedness
<07451>_:
they are all of them unto me as Sodom
<05467>_,
and the inhabitants
<03427> (8802)
thereof as Gomorrah
<06017>_.
{an...: or, filthiness}
Therefore thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
of hosts
<06635>
concerning the prophets
<05030>_;
Behold, I will feed
<0398> (8688)
them with wormwood
<03939>_,
and make them drink
<08248> (8689)
the water
<04325>
of gall
<07219>_:
for from the prophets
<05030>
of Jerusalem
<03389>
is profaneness
<02613>
gone forth
<03318> (8804)
into all the land
<0776>_.
{profaneness: or, hypocrisy}
Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
of hosts
<06635>_,
Hearken
<08085> (8799)
not unto the words
<01697>
of the prophets
<05030>
that prophesy
<05012> (8737)
unto you: they make you vain
<01891> (8688)_:
they speak
<01696> (8762)
a vision
<02377>
of their own heart
<03820>_,
[and] not out of the mouth
<06310>
of the LORD
<03068>_.
They say
<0559> (8802)
still
<0559> (8800)
unto them that despise
<05006> (8764)
me, The LORD
<03068>
hath said
<01696> (8765)_,
Ye shall have peace
<07965>_;
and they say
<0559> (8804)
unto every one that walketh
<01980> (8802)
after the imagination
<08307>
of his own heart
<03820>_,
No evil
<07451>
shall come
<0935> (8799)
upon you. {imagination: or, stubbornness}
For who hath stood
<05975> (8804)
in the counsel
<05475>
of the LORD
<03068>_,
and hath perceived
<07200> (8799)
and heard
<08085> (8799)
his word
<01697>_?
who hath marked
<07181> (8689)
his word
<01697>_,
and heard
<08085> (8799)
[it]? {counsel: or, secret}
Behold, a whirlwind
<05591>
of the LORD
<03068>
is gone forth
<03318> (8804)
in fury
<02534>_,
even a grievous
<02342> (8711)
whirlwind
<05591>_:
it shall fall grievously
<02342> (8799)
upon the head
<07218>
of the wicked
<07563>_.
The anger
<0639>
of the LORD
<03068>
shall not return
<07725> (8799)_,
until he have executed
<06213> (8800)_,
and till he have performed
<06965> (8687)
the thoughts
<04209>
of his heart
<03820>_:
in the latter
<0319>
days
<03117>
ye shall consider
<0995> (8709)
it perfectly
<0998>_.
I have not sent
<07971> (8804)
these prophets
<05030>_,
yet they ran
<07323> (8804)_:
I have not spoken
<01696> (8765)
to them, yet they prophesied
<05012> (8738)_.
But if they had stood
<05975> (8804)
in my counsel
<05475>_,
and had caused my people
<05971>
to hear
<08085> (8686)
my words
<01697>_,
then they should have turned
<07725> (8686)
them from their evil
<07451>
way
<01870>_,
and from the evil
<07455>
of their doings
<04611>_.
[Am] I a God
<0430>
at hand
<07138>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_,
and not a God
<0430>
afar off
<07350>_?
Can any
<0376>
hide
<05641> (8735)
himself in secret places
<04565>
that I shall not see
<07200> (8799)
him? saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_.
Do not I fill
<04392>
heaven
<08064>
and earth
<0776>_?
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_.
I have heard
<08085> (8804)
what the prophets
<05030>
said
<0559> (8804)_,
that prophesy
<05012> (8737)
lies
<08267>
in my name
<08034>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
I have dreamed
<02492> (8804)_,
I have dreamed
<02492> (8804)_.
How long shall [this] be
<03426>
in the heart
<03820>
of the prophets
<05030>
that prophesy
<05012> (8737)
lies
<08267>_?
yea, [they are] prophets
<05030>
of the deceit
<08649>
of their own heart
<03820>_;
Which think
<02803> (8802)
to cause my people
<05971>
to forget
<07911> (8687)
my name
<08034>
by their dreams
<02472>
which they tell
<05608> (8762)
every man
<0376>
to his neighbour
<07453>_,
as their fathers
<01>
have forgotten
<07911> (8804)
my name
<08034>
for Baal
<01168>_.
The prophet
<05030>
that hath a dream
<02472>_,
let him tell
<05608> (8762)
a dream
<02472>_;
and he that hath my word
<01697>_,
let him speak
<01696> (8762)
my word
<01697>
faithfully
<0571>_.
What [is] the chaff
<08401>
to the wheat
<01250>_?
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_.
{that hath a dream: Heb. with whom is, etc}
[Is] not my word
<01697>
like
<03541>
as a fire
<0784>_?
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_;
and like a hammer
<06360>
[that] breaketh
<06327> (0)
the rock
<05553>
in pieces
<06327> (8787)_?
Therefore, behold, I [am] against the prophets
<05030>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_,
that steal
<01589> (8764)
my words
<01697>
every one
<0376>
from his neighbour
<07453>_.
Behold, I [am] against the prophets
<05030>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_,
that use
<03947> (8802)
their tongues
<03956>_,
and say
<05001> (8799)_,
He saith
<05002> (8803)_.
{that...: or, that smooth their tongues}
Behold, I [am] against them that prophesy
<05012> (8737)
false
<08267>
dreams
<02472>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_,
and do tell
<05608> (8762)
them, and cause my people
<05971>
to err
<08582> (8686)
by their lies
<08267>_,
and by their lightness
<06350>_;
yet I sent
<07971> (8804)
them not, nor commanded
<06680> (8765)
them: therefore they shall not profit
<03276> (8686)
this people
<05971>
at all
<03276> (8687)_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_.
And when this people
<05971>_,
or the prophet
<05030>_,
or a priest
<03548>_,
shall ask
<07592> (8799)
thee, saying
<0559> (8800)_,
What [is] the burden
<04853>
of the LORD
<03068>_?
thou shalt then say
<0559> (8804)
unto them, What burden
<04853>_?
I will even forsake
<05203> (8804)
you, saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_.
And [as for] the prophet
<05030>_,
and the priest
<03548>_,
and the people
<05971>_,
that shall say
<0559> (8799)_,
The burden
<04853>
of the LORD
<03068>_,
I will even punish
<06485> (8804)
that man
<0376>
and his house
<01004>_.
{punish: Heb. visit upon}
Thus shall ye say
<0559> (8799)
every one
<0376>
to his neighbour
<07453>_,
and every one
<0376>
to his brother
<0251>_,
What hath the LORD
<03068>
answered
<06030> (8804)_?
and, What hath the LORD
<03068>
spoken
<01696> (8765)_?
And the burden
<04853>
of the LORD
<03068>
shall ye mention
<02142> (8799)
no more: for every man's
<0376>
word
<01697>
shall be his burden
<04853>_;
for ye have perverted
<02015> (8804)
the words
<01697>
of the living
<02416>
God
<0430>_,
of the LORD
<03068>
of hosts
<06635>
our God
<0430>_.
Thus shalt thou say
<0559> (8799)
to the prophet
<05030>_,
What hath the LORD
<03068>
answered
<06030> (8804)
thee? and, What hath the LORD
<03068>
spoken
<01696> (8765)_?
But
<0518>
since ye say
<0559> (8799)_,
The burden
<04853>
of the LORD
<03068>_;
therefore thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>_;
Because ye say
<0559> (8800)
this word
<01697>_,
The burden
<04853>
of the LORD
<03068>_,
and I have sent
<07971> (8799)
unto you, saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Ye shall not say
<0559> (8799)_,
The burden
<04853>
of the LORD
<03068>_;
Therefore, behold, I, even I, will utterly
<05377> (8800)
forget
<05382> (8804)
you, and I will forsake
<05203> (8804)
you, and the city
<05892>
that I gave
<05414> (8804)
you and your fathers
<01>_,
[and cast you] out of my presence
<06440>_:
And I will bring
<05414> (8804)
an everlasting
<05769>
reproach
<02781>
upon you, and a perpetual
<05769>
shame
<03640>_,
which shall not be forgotten
<07911> (8735)_.
The LORD
<03068>
shewed
<07200> (8689)
me, and, behold, two
<08147>
baskets
<01736>
of figs
<08384>
[were] set
<03259> (8716)
before
<06440>
the temple
<01964>
of the LORD
<03068>_,
after
<0310>
that Nebuchadrezzar
<05019>
king
<04428>
of Babylon
<0894>
had carried away captive
<01540> (8687)
Jeconiah
<03204>
the son
<01121>
of Jehoiakim
<03079>
king
<04428>
of Judah
<03063>_,
and the princes
<08269>
of Judah
<03063>_,
with the carpenters
<02796>
and smiths
<04525>_,
from Jerusalem
<03389>_,
and had brought
<0935> (8686)
them to Babylon
<0894>_.
One
<0259>
basket
<01731>
[had] very
<03966>
good
<02896>
figs
<08384>_,
[even] like the figs
<08384>
[that are] first ripe
<01073>_:
and the other
<0259>
basket
<01731>
[had] very
<03966>
naughty
<07451>
figs
<08384>_,
which could not be eaten
<0398> (8735)_,
they were so bad
<07455>_.
{they...: Heb. for badness}
Then said
<0559> (8799)
the LORD
<03068>
unto me, What seest
<07200> (8802)
thou, Jeremiah
<03414>_?
And I said
<0559> (8799)_,
Figs
<08384>_;
the good
<02896>
figs
<08384>_,
very
<03966>
good
<02896>_;
and the evil
<07451>_,
very
<03966>
evil
<07451>_,
that cannot be eaten
<0398> (8735)_,
they are so evil
<07455>_.
Again the word
<01697>
of the LORD
<03068>
came unto me, saying
<0559> (8800)_,
Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>_,
the God
<0430>
of Israel
<03478>_;
Like these good
<02896>
figs
<08384>_,
so will I acknowledge
<05234> (8686)
them that are carried away captive
<01546>
of Judah
<03063>_,
whom I have sent
<07971> (8765)
out of this place
<04725>
into the land
<0776>
of the Chaldeans
<03778>
for [their] good
<02896>_.
{them...: Heb. the captivity}
For I will set
<07760> (8804)
mine eyes
<05869>
upon them for good
<02896>_,
and I will bring them again
<07725> (8689)
to this land
<0776>_:
and I will build
<01129> (8804)
them, and not pull [them] down
<02040> (8799)_;
and I will plant
<05193> (8804)
them, and not pluck [them] up
<05428> (8799)_.
And I will give
<05414> (8804)
them an heart
<03820>
to know
<03045> (8800)
me, that I [am] the LORD
<03068>_:
and they shall be my people
<05971>_,
and I will be their God
<0430>_:
for they shall return
<07725> (8799)
unto me with their whole heart
<03820>_.
And as the evil
<07451>
figs
<08384>_,
which cannot be eaten
<0398> (8735)_,
they are so evil
<07455>_;
surely thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>_,
So will I give
<05414> (8799)
Zedekiah
<06667>
the king
<04428>
of Judah
<03063>_,
and his princes
<08269>_,
and the residue
<07611>
of Jerusalem
<03389>_,
that remain
<07604> (8737)
in this land
<0776>_,
and them that dwell
<03427> (8802)
in the land
<0776>
of Egypt
<04714>_:
And I will deliver
<05414> (8804)
them to be removed
<02189> (8675) <02113>
into all the kingdoms
<04467>
of the earth
<0776>
for [their] hurt
<07451>_,
[to be] a reproach
<02781>
and a proverb
<04912>_,
a taunt
<08148>
and a curse
<07045>_,
in all places
<04725>
whither I shall drive
<05080> (8686)
them. {to be removed: Heb. for removing, or, vexation}
And I will send
<07971> (8765)
the sword
<02719>_,
the famine
<07458>_,
and the pestilence
<01698>_,
among them, till they be consumed
<08552> (8800)
from off the land
<0127>
that I gave
<05414> (8804)
unto them and to their fathers
<01>_.
The word
<01697>
that came to Jeremiah
<03414>
concerning all the people
<05971>
of Judah
<03063>
in the fourth
<07243>
year
<08141>
of Jehoiakim
<03079>
the son
<01121>
of Josiah
<02977>
king
<04428>
of Judah
<03063>_,
that [was] the first
<07224>
year
<08141>
of Nebuchadrezzar
<05019>
king
<04428>
of Babylon
<0894>_;
The which Jeremiah
<03414>
the prophet
<05030>
spake
<01696> (8765)
unto all the people
<05971>
of Judah
<03063>_,
and to all the inhabitants
<03427> (8802)
of Jerusalem
<03389>_,
saying
<0559> (8800)_,
From the thirteenth
<07969> <06240>
year
<08141>
of Josiah
<02977>
the son
<01121>
of Amon
<0526>
king
<04428>
of Judah
<03063>_,
even unto this day
<03117>_,
that [is] the three
<07969>
and twentieth
<06242>
year
<08141>_,
the word
<01697>
of the LORD
<03068>
hath come unto me, and I have spoken
<01696> (8762)
unto you, rising early
<07925> (8687)
and speaking
<01696> (8763)_;
but ye have not hearkened
<08085> (8804)_.
And the LORD
<03068>
hath sent
<07971> (8804)
unto you all his servants
<05650>
the prophets
<05030>_,
rising early
<07925> (8687)
and sending
<07971> (8800)
[them]; but ye have not hearkened
<08085> (8804)_,
nor inclined
<05186> (8689)
your ear
<0241>
to hear
<08085> (8800)_.
They said
<0559> (8800)_,
Turn ye again
<07725> (8798)
now every one
<0376>
from his evil
<07451>
way
<01870>_,
and from the evil
<07455>
of your doings
<04611>_,
and dwell
<03427> (8798)
in the land
<0127>
that the LORD
<03068>
hath given
<05414> (8804)
unto you and to your fathers
<01>
for
<05704>
ever
<05769>
and ever
<05769>_:
And go
<03212> (8799)
not after
<0310>
other
<0312>
gods
<0430>
to serve
<05647> (8800)
them, and to worship
<07812> (8692)
them, and provoke me not to anger
<03707> (8686)
with the works
<04639>
of your hands
<03027>_;
and I will do you no hurt
<07489> (8686)_.
Yet ye have not hearkened
<08085> (8804)
unto me, saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_;
that ye might provoke me to anger
<03707> (8687)
with the works
<04639>
of your hands
<03027>
to your own hurt
<07451>_.
Therefore thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
of hosts
<06635>_;
Because ye have not heard
<08085> (8804)
my words
<01697>_,
Behold, I will send
<07971> (8802)
and take
<03947> (8804)
all the families
<04940>
of the north
<06828>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_,
and Nebuchadrezzar
<05019>
the king
<04428>
of Babylon
<0894>_,
my servant
<05650>_,
and will bring
<0935> (8689)
them against this land
<0776>_,
and against the inhabitants
<03427> (8802)
thereof, and against all these nations
<01471>
round about
<05439>_,
and will utterly destroy
<02763> (8689)
them, and make
<07760> (8804)
them an astonishment
<08047>_,
and an hissing
<08322>_,
and perpetual
<05769>
desolations
<02723>_.
Moreover I will take
<06> (8689)
from them the voice
<06963>
of mirth
<08342>_,
and the voice
<06963>
of gladness
<08057>_,
the voice
<06963>
of the bridegroom
<02860>_,
and the voice
<06963>
of the bride
<03618>_,
the sound
<06963>
of the millstones
<07347>_,
and the light
<0216>
of the candle
<05216>_.
{I will...: Heb. I will cause to perish from them}
And this whole land
<0776>
shall be a desolation
<02723>_,
[and] an astonishment
<08047>_;
and these nations
<01471>
shall serve
<05647> (8804)
the king
<04428>
of Babylon
<0894>
seventy
<07657>
years
<08141>_.
And it shall come to pass, when seventy
<07657>
years
<08141>
are accomplished
<04390> (8800)_,
[that] I will punish
<06485> (8799)
the king
<04428>
of Babylon
<0894>_,
and that nation
<01471>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_,
for their iniquity
<05771>_,
and the land
<0776>
of the Chaldeans
<03778>_,
and will make
<07760> (8804)
it perpetual
<05769>
desolations
<08077>_.
{punish: Heb. visit upon}
And I will bring
<0935> (8689)
upon that land
<0776>
all my words
<01697>
which I have pronounced
<01696> (8765)
against it, [even] all that is written
<03789> (8803)
in this book
<05612>_,
which Jeremiah
<03414>
hath prophesied
<05012> (8738)
against all the nations
<01471>_.
For many
<07227>
nations
<01471>
and great
<01419>
kings
<04428>
shall serve
<05647> (8804)
themselves of them also: and I will recompense
<07999> (8765)
them according to their deeds
<06467>_,
and according to the works
<04639>
of their own hands
<03027>_.
For thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
God
<0430>
of Israel
<03478>
unto me; Take
<03947> (8798)
the wine
<03196>
cup
<03563>
of this fury
<02534>
at my hand
<03027>_,
and cause all the nations
<01471>_,
to whom I send
<07971> (8802)
thee, to drink
<08248> (8689)
it.
And they shall drink
<08354> (8804)_,
and be moved
<01607> (8707)_,
and be mad
<01984> (8703)_,
because
<06440>
of the sword
<02719>
that I will send
<07971> (8802)
among them.
Then took
<03947> (8799)
I the cup
<03563>
at the LORD'S
<03068>
hand
<03027>_,
and made all the nations
<01471>
to drink
<08248> (8686)_,
unto whom the LORD
<03068>
had sent
<07971> (8804)
me:
[To wit], Jerusalem
<03389>_,
and the cities
<05892>
of Judah
<03063>_,
and the kings
<04428>
thereof, and the princes
<08269>
thereof, to make
<05414> (8800)
them a desolation
<02723>_,
an astonishment
<08047>_,
an hissing
<08322>_,
and a curse
<07045>_;
as [it is] this day
<03117>_;
Pharaoh
<06547>
king
<04428>
of Egypt
<04714>_,
and his servants
<05650>_,
and his princes
<08269>_,
and all his people
<05971>_;
And all the mingled
<06153>
people, and all the kings
<04428>
of the land
<0776>
of Uz
<05780>_,
and all the kings
<04428>
of the land
<0776>
of the Philistines
<06430>_,
and Ashkelon
<0831>_,
and Azzah
<05804>_,
and Ekron
<06138>_,
and the remnant
<07611>
of Ashdod
<0795>_,
Edom
<0123>_,
and Moab
<04124>_,
and the children
<01121>
of Ammon
<05983>_,
And all the kings
<04428>
of Tyrus
<06865>_,
and all the kings
<04428>
of Zidon
<06721>_,
and the kings
<04428>
of the isles
<0339>
which [are] beyond
<05676>
the sea
<03220>_,
{isles: or, region by the sea side}
Dedan
<01719>_,
and Tema
<08485>_,
and Buz
<0938>_,
and all [that are] in the utmost
<07112> (8803)
corners
<06285>_,
{that...: Heb. cut off into corners, or, having the corners of the hair polled}
And all the kings
<04428>
of Arabia
<06152>_,
and all the kings
<04428>
of the mingled people
<06153>
that dwell
<07931> (8802)
in the desert
<04057>_,
And all the kings
<04428>
of Zimri
<02174>_,
and all the kings
<04428>
of Elam
<05867>_,
and all the kings
<04428>
of the Medes
<04074>_,
And all the kings
<04428>
of the north
<06828>_,
far
<07350>
and near
<07138>_,
one
<0376>
with another
<0251>_,
and all the kingdoms
<04467>
of the world
<0776>_,
which [are] upon the face
<06440>
of the earth
<0127>_:
and the king
<04428>
of Sheshach
<08347>
shall drink
<08354> (8799)
after
<0310>
them.
Therefore thou shalt say
<0559> (8804)
unto them, Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
of hosts
<06635>_,
the God
<0430>
of Israel
<03478>_;
Drink
<08354> (8798)
ye, and be drunken
<07937> (8798)_,
and spue
<07006> (8798)_,
and fall
<05307> (8798)_,
and rise
<06965> (8799)
no more, because
<06440>
of the sword
<02719>
which I will send
<07971> (8802)
among you.
And it shall be, if they refuse
<03985> (8762)
to take
<03947> (8800)
the cup
<03563>
at thine hand
<03027>
to drink
<08354> (8800)_,
then shalt thou say
<0559> (8804)
unto them, Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
of hosts
<06635>_;
Ye shall certainly
<08354> (8800)
drink
<08354> (8799)_.
For, lo, I begin
<02490> (8688)
to bring evil
<07489> (8687)
on the city
<05892>
which is called
<07121> (8738)
by my name
<08034>_,
and should ye be utterly
<05352> (8736)
unpunished
<05352> (8735)_?
Ye shall not be unpunished
<05352> (8736)_:
for I will call
<07121> (8802)
for a sword
<02719>
upon all the inhabitants
<03427> (8802)
of the earth
<0776>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>
of hosts
<06635>_.
{which...: Heb. upon which my name is called}
Therefore prophesy
<05012> (8735)
thou against them all these words
<01697>_,
and say
<0559> (8804)
unto them, The LORD
<03068>
shall roar
<07580> (8799)
from on high
<04791>_,
and utter
<05414> (8799)
his voice
<06963>
from his holy
<06944>
habitation
<04583>_;
he shall mightily
<07580> (8800)
roar
<07580> (8799)
upon his habitation
<05116>_;
he shall give
<06030> (8799)
a shout
<01959>_,
as they that tread
<01869> (8802)
[the grapes], against all the inhabitants
<03427> (8802)
of the earth
<0776>_.
A noise
<07588>
shall come
<0935> (8804)
[even] to the ends
<07097>
of the earth
<0776>_;
for the LORD
<03068>
hath a controversy
<07379>
with the nations
<01471>_,
he will plead
<08199> (8737)
with all flesh
<01320>_;
he will give
<05414> (8804)
them [that are] wicked
<07563>
to the sword
<02719>_,
saith
<05002> (8803)
the LORD
<03068>_.
Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
of hosts
<06635>_,
Behold, evil
<07451>
shall go forth
<03318> (8802)
from nation
<01471>
to nation
<01471>_,
and a great
<01419>
whirlwind
<05591>
shall be raised up
<05782> (8735)
from the coasts
<03411>
of the earth
<0776>_.
And the slain
<02491>
of the LORD
<03068>
shall be at that day
<03117>
from [one] end
<07097>
of the earth
<0776>
even unto the [other] end
<07097>
of the earth
<0776>_:
they shall not be lamented
<05594> (8735)_,
neither gathered
<0622> (8735)_,
nor buried
<06912> (8735)_;
they shall be dung
<01828>
upon
<06440>
the ground
<0127>_.
Howl
<03213> (8685)_,
ye shepherds
<07462> (8802)_,
and cry
<02199> (8798)_;
and wallow
<06428> (8690)
yourselves [in the ashes], ye principal
<0117>
of the flock
<06629>_:
for the days
<03117>
of your slaughter
<02873> (8800)
and of your dispersions
<08600>
are accomplished
<04390> (8804)_;
and ye shall fall
<05307> (8804)
like a pleasant
<02532>
vessel
<03627>_.
{the days...: Heb. your days for slaughter} {a pleasant...: Heb. a vessel of desire}
And the shepherds
<07462> (8802)
shall have no way
<04498>
to flee
<06> (8804)_,
nor the principal
<0117>
of the flock
<06629>
to escape
<06413>_.
{the shepherds...: Heb. flight shall perish from the shepherds, and escaping from, etc}
A voice
<06963>
of the cry
<06818>
of the shepherds
<07462> (8802)_,
and an howling
<03215>
of the principal
<0117>
of the flock
<06629>_,
[shall be heard]: for the LORD
<03068>
hath spoiled
<07703> (8802)
their pasture
<04830>_.
And the peaceable
<07965>
habitations
<04999>
are cut down
<01826> (8738)
because
<06440>
of the fierce
<02740>
anger
<0639>
of the LORD
<03068>_.
He hath forsaken
<05800> (8804)
his covert
<05520>_,
as the lion
<03715>_:
for their land
<0776>
is desolate
<08047>
because
<06440>
of the fierceness
<02740>
of the oppressor
<03238> (8802)_,
and because
<06440>
of his fierce
<02740>
anger
<0639>_.
{desolate: Heb. a desolation}


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