God has made everything fit beautifully 1 in its appropriate time, but 2 he has also placed ignorance 3 in the human heart 4 so that 5 people 6 cannot discover what God has ordained, 7 from the beginning to the end 8 of their lives. 9
At that time 1 they will growl over their prey, 2 it will sound like sea waves crashing against rocks. 3 One will look out over the land and see the darkness of disaster, clouds will turn the light into darkness. 4
One thousand will scurry at the battle cry of one enemy soldier; 1 at the battle cry of five enemy soldiers you will all run away, 2 until the remaining few are as isolated 3 as a flagpole on a mountaintop or a signal flag on a hill.”
I said, 1 “Lord, you know how I suffer. 2 Take thought of me and care for me. Pay back for me those who have been persecuting me. Do not be so patient with them that you allow them to kill me. Be mindful of how I have put up with their insults for your sake.
For the land is full of people unfaithful to him. 1 They live wicked lives and they misuse their power. 2 So the land is dried up 3 because it is under his curse. 4 The pastures in the wilderness are withered.
How dare you claim the Lord’s authority to prophesy such things! How dare you claim his authority to prophesy that this temple will become like Shiloh and that this city will become an uninhabited ruin!” 1 Then all the people crowded around Jeremiah.
But I will strip everything away from Esau’s descendants. I will uncover their hiding places so they cannot hide. Their children, relatives, and neighbors will all be destroyed. Not one of them will be left!
In Tahpanhes the day will be dark 1 when I break the yoke of Egypt there. Her confident pride will cease within her; a cloud will cover her, and her daughters will go into captivity.
“‘Alongside the portion set apart as the holy allotment, you will allot for the city an area one and two-thirds miles 1 wide and eight and a quarter miles 2 long; it will be for the whole house of Israel.
On that day the Lord himself will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the weakest among them will be like mighty David, and the dynasty of David will be like God, like the angel of the Lord before them. 1
But Barnabas took 1 Saul, 2 brought 3 him to the apostles, and related to them how he had seen the Lord on the road, that 4 the Lord had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had spoken out boldly 5 in the name of Jesus.