Then they took 1 some of the produce of the land and carried it back down to us. They also brought a report to us, saying, “The land that the Lord our God is about to give us is good.”
Moses delivered to us a law, 1 an inheritance for the assembly of Jacob.
Therefore, each of us will give an account of himself to God. 1
that he lavished on us in all wisdom and insight.
For God did not call us to impurity but in holiness.
Only on this one condition will these men consent to live with us and become one people: They demand 1 that every male among us be circumcised just as they are circumcised.
The Lord commanded us to obey all these statutes and to revere him 1 so that it may always go well for us and he may preserve us, as he has to this day.
We will be like all the other nations. Our king will judge us and lead us 1 and fight our battles.”
They answered Jeremiah, “May the Lord be a true and faithful witness against us if we do not do just as 1 the Lord sends you to tell us to do.