08, Jeremiah 4-6

Jeremiah 4

1 If thou wilt return, O Israel, saith the Lord, return unto me: and if thou wilt put away thine abominations out of my sight, then shalt thou not remove. 4 I View Tool
2 And thou shalt swear, The Lord liveth, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory. 4 I View Tool
3 For thus saith the Lord to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns. 6 I View Tool
4 Circumcise yourselves to the Lord, and take away the foreskins of your heart, ye men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: lest my fury come forth like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings. 2 I View Tool
5 Declare ye in Judah, and publish in Jerusalem; and say, Blow ye the trumpet in the land: cry, gather together, and say, Assemble yourselves, and let us go into the defenced cities. View Tool
6 Set up the standard toward Zion: retire, stay not: for I will bring evil from the north, and a great destruction. 6 I View Tool
7 The lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way; he is gone forth from his place to make thy land desolate; and thy cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant. View Tool
8 For this gird you with sackcloth, lament and howl: for the fierce anger of the Lord is not turned back from us. View Tool
9 And it shall come to pass at that day, saith the Lord, that the heart of the king shall perish, and the heart of the princes; and the priests shall be astonished, and the prophets shall wonder. View Tool
10 Then said I, Ah, Lord God! surely thou hast greatly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, Ye shall have peace; whereas the sword reacheth unto the soul. 2 I View Tool
11 At that time shall it be said to this people and to Jerusalem, A dry wind of the high places in the wilderness toward the daughter of my people, not to fan, nor to cleanse, View Tool
12 Even a full wind from those places shall come unto me: now also will I give sentence against them. 4 I View Tool
13 Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots shall be as a whirlwind: his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe unto us! for we are spoiled. 4 I View Tool
14 O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee? 4 I View Tool
15 For a voice declareth from Dan, and publisheth affliction from mount Ephraim. View Tool
16 Make ye mention to the nations; behold, publish against Jerusalem, that watchers come from a far country, and give out their voice against the cities of Judah. View Tool
17 As keepers of a field, are they against her round about; because she hath been rebellious against me, saith the Lord. View Tool
18 Thy way and thy doings have procured these things unto thee; this is thy wickedness, because it is bitter, because it reacheth unto thine heart. View Tool
19 My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart maketh a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because thou hast heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war. 13 I View Tool
20 Destruction upon destruction is cried; for the whole land is spoiled: suddenly are my tents spoiled, and my curtains in a moment. View Tool
21 How long shall I see the standard, and hear the sound of the trumpet? View Tool
22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge. 4 I View Tool
23 I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light. View Tool
24 I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly. View Tool
25 I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled. View Tool
26 I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the Lord, and by his fierce anger. View Tool
27 For thus hath the Lord said, The whole land shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full end. View Tool
28 For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black; because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not repent, neither will I turn back from it. View Tool
29 The whole city shall flee for the noise of the horsemen and bowmen; they shall go into thickets, and climb up upon the rocks: every city shall be forsaken, and not a man dwell therein. View Tool
30 And when thou art spoiled, what wilt thou do? Though thou clothest thyself with crimson, though thou deckest thee with ornaments of gold, though thou rentest thy face with painting, in vain shalt thou make thyself fair; thy lovers will despise thee, they will seek thy life. View Tool
31 For I have heard a voice as of a woman in travail, and the anguish as of her that bringeth forth her first child, the voice of the daughter of Zion, that bewaileth herself, that spreadeth her hands, saying, Woe is me now! for my soul is wearied because of murderers. View Tool

 

Jeremiah 5

1 Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it. 6 I View Tool
2 And though they say, The Lord liveth; surely they swear falsely. 4 I View Tool
3 O Lord, are not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return. 2 I View Tool
4 Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the Lord, nor the judgment of their God. View Tool
5 I will get me unto the great men, and will speak unto them; for they have known the way of the Lord, and the judgment of their God: but these have altogether broken the yoke, and burst the bonds. View Tool
6 Wherefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, and a wolf of the evenings shall spoil them, a leopard shall watch over their cities: every one that goeth out thence shall be torn in pieces: because their transgressions are many, and their backslidings are increased. View Tool
7 How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots' houses. View Tool
8 They were as fed horses in the morning: every one neighed after his neighbour's wife. View Tool
9 Shall I not visit for these things? saith the Lord: and shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this? View Tool
10 Go ye up upon her walls, and destroy; but make not a full end: take away her battlements; for they are not the Lord's. View Tool
11 For the house of Israel and the house of Judah have dealt very treacherously against me, saith the Lord. View Tool
12 They have belied the Lord, and said, It is not he; neither shall evil come upon us; neither shall we see sword nor famine: View Tool
13 And the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done unto them. 2 I View Tool
14 Wherefore thus saith the Lord God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them. 4 I View Tool
15 Lo, I will bring a nation upon you from far, O house of Israel, saith the Lord: it is a mighty nation, it is an ancient nation, a nation whose language thou knowest not, neither understandest what they say. View Tool
16 Their quiver is as an open sepulchre, they are all mighty men. View Tool
17 And they shall eat up thine harvest, and thy bread, which thy sons and thy daughters should eat: they shall eat up thy flocks and thine herds: they shall eat up thy vines and thy fig trees: they shall impoverish thy fenced cities, wherein thou trustedst, with the sword. View Tool
18 Nevertheless in those days, saith the Lord, I will not make a full end with you. View Tool
19 And it shall come to pass, when ye shall say, Wherefore doeth the Lord our God all these things unto us? then shalt thou answer them, Like as ye have forsaken me, and served strange gods in your land, so shall ye serve strangers in a land that is not your's. 2 I View Tool
20 Declare this in the house of Jacob, and publish it in Judah, saying, View Tool
21 Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not: 4 I View Tool
22 Fear ye not me? saith the Lord: will ye not tremble at my presence, which have placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves thereof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it? 2 I View Tool
23 But this people hath a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are revolted and gone. View Tool
24 Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the Lord our God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest. 8 I View Tool
25 Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you. View Tool
26 For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men. View Tool
27 As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich. View Tool
28 They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy do they not judge. View Tool
29 Shall I not visit for these things? saith the Lord: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this? View Tool
30 A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land; View Tool
31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof? 4 I View Tool

 

Jeremiah 6

1 O ye children of Benjamin, gather yourselves to flee out of the midst of Jerusalem, and blow the trumpet in Tekoa, and set up a sign of fire in Bethhaccerem: for evil appeareth out of the north, and great destruction. View Tool
2 I have likened the daughter of Zion to a comely and delicate woman. View Tool
3 The shepherds with their flocks shall come unto her; they shall pitch their tents against her round about; they shall feed every one in his place. View Tool
4 Prepare ye war against her; arise, and let us go up at noon. Woe unto us! for the day goeth away, for the shadows of the evening are stretched out. View Tool
5 Arise, and let us go by night, and let us destroy her palaces. View Tool
6 For thus hath the Lord of hosts said, Hew ye down trees, and cast a mount against Jerusalem: this is the city to be visited; she is wholly oppression in the midst of her. 2 I View Tool
7 As a fountain casteth out her waters, so she casteth out her wickedness: violence and spoil is heard in her; before me continually is grief and wounds. View Tool
8 Be thou instructed, O Jerusalem, lest my soul depart from thee; lest I make thee desolate, a land not inhabited. 5 I View Tool
9 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, They shall throughly glean the remnant of Israel as a vine: turn back thine hand as a grapegatherer into the baskets. 2 I View Tool
10 To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, the word of the Lord is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it. 2 I View Tool
11 Therefore I am full of the fury of the Lord; I am weary with holding in: I will pour it out upon the children abroad, and upon the assembly of young men together: for even the husband with the wife shall be taken, the aged with him that is full of days. View Tool
12 And their houses shall be turned unto others, with their fields and wives together: for I will stretch out my hand upon the inhabitants of the land, saith the Lord. View Tool
13 For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely. 4 I View Tool
14 They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace. View Tool
15 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the Lord. View Tool
16 Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. 7 I View Tool
17 Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken. 2 I View Tool
18 Therefore hear, ye nations, and know, O congregation, what is among them. View Tool
19 Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it. 4 I View Tool
20 To what purpose cometh there to me incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto me. View Tool
21 Therefore thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will lay stumblingblocks before this people, and the fathers and the sons together shall fall upon them; the neighbour and his friend shall perish. View Tool
22 Thus saith the Lord, Behold, a people cometh from the north country, and a great nation shall be raised from the sides of the earth. View Tool
23 They shall lay hold on bow and spear; they are cruel, and have no mercy; their voice roareth like the sea; and they ride upon horses, set in array as men for war against thee, O daughter of Zion. View Tool
24 We have heard the fame thereof: our hands wax feeble: anguish hath taken hold of us, and pain, as of a woman in travail. View Tool
25 Go not forth into the field, nor walk by the way; for the sword of the enemy and fear is on every side. View Tool
26 O daughter of my people, gird thee with sackcloth, and wallow thyself in ashes: make thee mourning, as for an only son, most bitter lamentation: for the spoiler shall suddenly come upon us. View Tool
27 I have set thee for a tower and a fortress among my people, that thou mayest know and try their way. 4 I View Tool
28 They are all grievous revolters, walking with slanders: they are brass and iron; they are all corrupters. View Tool
29 The bellows are burned, the lead is consumed of the fire; the founder melteth in vain: for the wicked are not plucked away. View Tool
30 Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the Lord hath rejected them. 2 I View Tool