They will not pour out drink offerings of wine to the Lord; they will not please him with their sacrifices. Their sacrifices will be like bread eaten while in mourning; all those who eat them will make themselves ritually unclean. For their bread will be only to satisfy their appetite; it will not come into the temple of the Lord.
Even though he flourishes like a reed plant,
“I sent against you a plague like one of the Egyptian plagues.
The descendants of Jacob will be a fire, and the descendants of Joseph a flame. The descendants of Esau will be like stubble. They will burn them up and devour them. There will not be a single survivor
The best of them is like a thorn; the most godly among them are more dangerous than a row of thorn bushes.
The Lord is slow to anger
On that day,’
For the household gods
On that day
“I will pour out on the kingship
All the land will change and become like the Arabah
Just as ritual circumcision cuts away the foreskin as an external symbol of dedicated covenant commitment, you must genuinely dedicate yourselves to the Lord and get rid of everything that hinders your commitment to me,
Before this I had been like a docile lamb ready to be led to the slaughter. I did not know they were making plans to kill me.
But now, Jeremiah, today I will set you free
“A lion coming up from the thick undergrowth along the Jordan
“A lion coming up from the thick undergrowth along the Jordan scatters the sheep in the pastureland around it. So too I will chase the Babylonians off of their land. Then I will appoint over it whomever I choose. For there is no one like me. There is no one who can call me to account. There is no ruler that can stand up against me.