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Version 0.31.57, 15 October 2020


Jeremiah Chapter 17

1Judah's sin has been written with an iron stylus,

With a diamond point,

Engraved on the tablet of their heart,

And on the horns of your altars,

2While their sons remember their own altars,

And their phallic parks,

With luxuriant trees

On the high hills.

3O mountains of mine in the countryside,

I will make your riches

– All your treasures –


Your idolatrous raised sites are in sin

In all your territories.

4And you

– And this because of you –

Will be removed from your inheritance

Which I have given you,

And I will make you serve your enemies

In a land which you have not known,

For you have kindled a fire in my anger,

Which will burn age-abidingly.”

5This is what the Lord says:

“Cursed is the man who trusts in man,

Who makes flesh his strong arm,

And whose heart departs from the Lord.

6And he will be most destitute

In an arid tract,

And he will not see it when prosperity comes,

And he will live in parched places in the desert,

In a salty land,

And not inhabited.

7Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,

Whose reliance is the Lord.

8And he will be like a tree planted by water,

Which sends its roots into a river,

Which will not fear when heat comes,

Whose foliage will be luxuriant,

Which will not be concerned in a year of drought,

And which will not fail to produce fruit.

9The heart is more deceitful than anything,

And it is incurable

– Who can discern it?

10I the Lord search the heart,

And examine the kidneys,

So as to give to a man

According to his way,

And according to the fruit of his works.

11Like a partridge brooding over what it has not begotten,

So is he who gains wealth but not legitimately.

At half of his days it leaves him,

And in his later life

He becomes a fool.”

12The place of our sanctuary

Is a glorious throne;

It has been an exalted place

From the beginning.

13The hope of Israel is the Lord;

All who desert you will be put to shame.

And those who depart from me

Will be written on the ground,

Because they have deserted the source of living water

– The Lord.”

14Heal me, O Lord,

So that I am healed.

Save me,

So that I am saved,

For you are my focus of praise.

15See how they say to me,

“Where is the word of the Lord?

Let it come, then.”

16But I have not hastened away

From being a shepherd in following you,

Nor have I longed for the sorrowful day.

You know the utterance of my lips

Which was in your presence.

17Do not be a terror to me;

You are my refuge on the evil day.

18Let those who pursue me be put to shame,

But do not let me be put to shame.

Let them fear,

But do not let me fear.

Bring on them the evil day,

And break them in pieces,

With double breaking force.

19This is what the Lord said to me, “Go and stand at the gate of the sons of the people, by which the kings of Judah enter, and by which they exit, and at all the gates of Jerusalem. 20And you will say to them, ‘Hear the word of the Lord, you kings of Judah, and all Judah, and all you inhabitants of Jerusalem who enter by these gates. 21This is what the Lord says: «Watch out for your lives, and do not carry a burden on the Sabbath day, nor bring anything through the gates of Jerusalem. 22And you shall not take a burden out of your houses on the Sabbath day, and you shall not do any work, and you shall sanctify the Sabbath day, as I commanded your fathers.» ’ ” 23But they did not hear, and they did not incline their ears, but they stiffened their necks so as not to hear, and so as not to accept discipline. 24“But if you will make a point of heeding me, says the Lord, by not bringing a burden in through the gates of this city on the Sabbath day, and by sanctifying the Sabbath day, by not doing any work on it, 25then there will enter by the gates of this city kings and princes sitting on the throne of David, riding in chariots, and on horses – they and their princes, men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and this city will be inhabited age-abidingly. 26And they will come from the cities of Judah and from the neighbouring areas of Jerusalem, and from the land of Benjamin and from the lowland, and from the mountains, and from the south, bringing a burnt offering and a sacrifice, and a meal-offering, and frankincense, and bringing thank-offerings to the house of the Lord. 27But if you will not heed me concerning sanctifying the Sabbath day, and not carrying a burden, or coming in through the gates of Jerusalem laden on the Sabbath day, then I will kindle a fire at its gates, and it will consume the palaces of Jerusalem, and it will not be extinguished.”

Reference(s) in Chapter 17: v.9 ↔ James 4:5 ● v.10 ↔ Romans 2:6, Romans 8:27, Revelation 2:23, Revelation 18:6, Revelation 20:12, Revelation 20:13, Revelation 22:12.