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Jeremiah 4:4

Context
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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, 1  people of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem. If you do not, 2  my anger will blaze up like a flaming fire against you that no one will be able to extinguish. That will happen because of the evil you have done.”

XREF

Le 26:28; De 10:16; De 30:6; De 32:22; Isa 30:27,28; Isa 51:17; Jer 9:26; Jer 21:5,12; Jer 23:19; Jer 36:7; La 4:11; Eze 5:13-15; Eze 6:12; Eze 8:18; Eze 16:38; Eze 18:31; Eze 20:33,47,48; Eze 21:17; Eze 24:8,13; Am 5:6; Zep 2:2; Mr 9:43-50; Ro 2:28,29; Col 2:11

NET © Notes

tn Heb “Circumcise yourselves to the Lord and remove the foreskin of your heart.” The translation is again an attempt to bring out the meaning of a metaphor. The mention of the “foreskin of the heart” shows that the passage is obviously metaphorical and involves heart attitude, not an external rite.

tn Heb “lest.”



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