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From Ben Fronczek... Palm Sunday




Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday  (April 1, 2012)
Today is what traditionally we know as Palm Sunday. Therefore I would like to talk about the story from the Bible which Palm Sunday is named after. It began one Sunday morning as Jesus was walking toward Jerusalem. He sends 2 of his disciples ahead of Him into a nearby village to carry out a special errand. 

Here is how Luke records that event:  Read: Luke 19:28-31  

28 After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, 30 “Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 31 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it.’”

The two disciples must have wondered about what Jesus told them to do.  Before this none of the Gospel accounts ever mention Jesus riding any animal to get from one place to another. He must have walked hundreds of miles up & down the land we now call the “Holy Land,” but there is no mention of Him ever riding on anything, except in a boat across the Sea of Galilee.

But now, He gives this unusual command, to go into the village to get a colt that had never been ridden, and to bring it to Him. It must have seemed like a strange command to them. He even tells them the exact words they are to use should anyone question them. They are to say, “The Lord needs it.”  Was this prearranged? Did the owners know what Jesus was going to do? We don’t know. It is obvious, though, that Jesus knew what He was going to face in the city of Jerusalem. So His decision to go into Jerusalem must have been one of the most thought out and difficult things that Jesus ever did as a man apart from the cross itself. To ride into the city on a colt, rather than to walk into it as He had often done before, must have been a difficult decision in itself. Why?  Because riding a colt into the city was making a bold statement. Such a act, the way He came in, was only done by a King. In times of war the conqueror would ride upon a prancing stallion. But in times of peace, the king would ride a colt to symbolize that peace prevailed. So, for Jesus to ride into Jerusalem upon a colt is to publically declare that He Himself was a King.

I. Now how would the people respond to this? Would they recognize that His Kingdom was not of this world – that it was a spiritual kingdom, and that He was to be a spiritual King? Small chance!  He had been teaching them that for 3 1/2 years, and up to the very day He assended back to Heaven His closest disciples had not learned that lesson this and still were asking Him if He was Going to set up.  Read Acts 1:4-9

A. Perhaps some of them would greet Him with laughter. Maybe they would be amused by what Jesus was doing. After all, it was a rather ridiculous picture. ‘Here is a carpenter declaring Himself to be a King! ‘
Perhaps some would think, “He is a lunatic, living in a world of fantasy – imagining Himself to be a King!”

B. Others would probably greet Him with anger – upset because they would interpret His riding into the city as arrogance & blasphemy against God.

C. Of course, many would hail Him with joy, welcoming Him as an earthly King, who came to reestablish the throne of David, & overthrow the Roman Empire. They were ready & eager to place a crown upon His head.

D. Among the crowds would also be people He had healed. Some had been among the thousands He had fed. Many more had seen some of His miracles, & listened as “He spoke with authority.” They had listened, & their lives had been changed.
I believe Jesus knew what to expect. He knew that just over the horizon was the cross, looming like a monster ready to consume Him. But Luke tells us that in spite of it all, Jesus headed into Jerusalem anyway.


II. I can imagine that as Jesus rides down toward the gate of the city, the crowds are growing, & there is a festive air, for it is Passover and pilgrims are gathering from far and near for this greatest of all Jewish holidays. It when the Jews remembered and celebrated the events when God had freed them from the Egyptians during the time of Moses when the angel of death passed over the Jew’s first born and destroyed the Egyptian’s first born.  It was a celebration og God’s grace and their freedom from bondage.

A. Even before Jesus had arrive, I am sure the news spread that Jesus had raised Lazarus from the dead. You can imagine the excitement that prevails.  (To read the story read or click on John 11:1-44) Can you just imagine some of the people saying, “Have you heard the news? Lazarus died, & was buried in a tomb so long that his body was starting to decay. But this teacher from Nazareth called, `Lazarus, come forth’ & Lazarus came forth. I saw him! They stripped away the grave clothing, & he actually walked & breathed & lived again! Surely only the Messiah – only the Son of God could do that!”   News like that would travel quickly from one person to another.
Finally when Jesus was ready to enter the city, great crowds had collected on both sides of the road. They were there! They had cut palm branches & were shouting, “Hosanna to the king!” Excitement prevailed throughout the whole city!

B. Then Jesus looked over His waiting audience. He must have seen the mixture of expressions on their faces.

1. There were those who loved Him: Perhaps Bartimaeus was there, a man who had received his sight, no longer in his beggar’s rags. How about Zacchaeus? He had paid back his debt to society, & had made his peace with God. And the lepers? Their skin had been cleansed & now they were rejoicing for the healing that the Lord had given them.

2. There were also sinister faces there. Faces with squinty eyes, waiting for Him to say one wrong word – to make one mistake.  The Sadducees & Pharisees were there.
And then there were the Romans probably fearing a revolt and watching for any sign of rebellion against Rome. They would be ready and waiting to crush any uprising.
Jesus also probably realized, as He listened to their “Hosannas,” that soon the voices of love, that those crying for Him to be King would soon be crying, “Crucify Him!” or they would simply stand aside, and say nothing at all.

C. Now Jesus is descending along the road from the Mt. of Olives, across the brook, toward the gate, the crowds pressing around Him. I wonder how the apostles were reacting to all of this? Were they excited and happy or anxious?
All these faces were in Jerusalem – loving faces – sinister faces – the curious. Crowds trampling almost one upon another – when………………..

III. MAYBE THE WHOLE PROCESSION STOPPED SLOWED TO A STAND-STILL
 
A. But why? The people who were closest to Jesus could see , that it was Jesus who slowed down… and His mood seem to have changed.  Then they saw Him. Then they saw His face, and they saw sorrow and tears. He was crying.

B. The Scripture tells us that Jesus reacted emotionally many times from different scenes that He saw. When He saw the poor, when He saw the hungry. when He saw people sinning, when He saw the ill, the Scriptures say repeatedly that “…He had compassion on them.”

But it only records two occasions that Jesus cried. One time He cried at the grave of Lazarus. You remember, Mary & Martha were both weeping, & it says that Jesus wept with them. He wept for them. He entered into their grief with compassion and He identified with their sorrow and despair.

IV. BUT WHY WAS JESUS CRYING HERE, the 2nd occasion? He looked at the city of Jerusalem and He saw the mixture of faces & the masses of humanity crowding there - and He realized the emptiness of their lives and the effect it would eventually have on them. They had not understood the message of peace. Most of them did not understand the purpose of His coming or even who He was.

Read Luke 19:41-44. 

41 As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it 42 and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes. 43 The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. 44 They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.”

They had eyes, but they didn’t see. They had ears, but they didn’t hear. They missed the whole point of the message that God had given to them.

A. The fact they waved palm branches showed that they didn’t understand, because that is exactly what they did when the Maccabees overthrew the Syrian oppressors &
reestablished worship in the temple. The palm branch was a symbol of triumph and victory in pre-Christian times. The Romans rewarded champions of the games and celebrated military successes with palm branches.

By waving palm branches they were showing that they expected Jesus to be another warlord – another general of the armies – one who would lead them to overthrow the Romans. They were saying that they were ready to pick up their swords & shields & go to war if He would lead them!

B. But in other places Jesus said, 

“I didn’t come for that purpose. I came to show you a more excellent way. I came to show you the way of love.” He had said, “Love your enemies & pray for those who persecute you. If someone smites you on the cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone wants your coat, give him your shirt as well. If they command you to carry their pack a mile, go two.”    (Read Matthew 5:38-48)

Those people who listened to Him must have thought, “Well, those are beautiful words, but surely He doesn’t mean Rome? He doesn’t expect us to love Rome? Only a lunatic would command you to love Rome. We can’t love Rome!” But don’t you see – that was exactly what He was saying? “Love even Rome – because Rome with her mighty army has seen the power of the sword. But Rome has not seen the power of love. Show them the love of God!”

C. Right there the nation of Israel had the opportunity to show Rome something new & different than all other nations. But because they didn’t understand Jesus – because they completely misunderstood who He was and His mission – Jesus wept over them because the opportunity would be taken away & they would never have it again.

These were God’s people – God’s chosen people. God had loved them & led them across the wilderness & into the Promised Land. But they did not understand that the Messiah, that God Himself was walking in their midst. Because of that, Jesus wept.

D. What He did see as He sat upon the beast of burden? Rather than seeing the towering Temple of God silhouetted against the sky, He saw beyond that – into years immediately ahead – He saw the armies of Titus surrounding the Holy City and the Temple stones being torn down & the whole city leveled.

He saw their bodies in the streets & blood running in the gutters & hundreds of thousands of people crying because they are starving to death while Titus waits for Jerusalem to surrender. All of that because they didn’t recognize the Messiah when He came! How different their lives could have been. How different the history of Israel could have been if they had only recognized the one who came into their midst, riding on a colt. (For more historical information click on Destruction of Jerusalem)

It is Matthew who adds that as Jesus looked at the city He said,  

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem. How often would I have gathered you together as a hen gathers her chicks beneath her wings. But you would not come.”

In less than a week Jesus ‘walk His talk’ and would show all how much He love He had. He had come to that city to die on that cross for their sins, and even for the Romans, and for everyone who in faith would turn to Him and accept His wonderful gift. It was a gift of love that was being given to the world so that all could be made clean in God’s sight. That’s what happened that day so long ago. Five day later He would be arrested and severely beat until He was a bloody mess, and then He would be nailed to a wooden cross where He would die all of them and for you and me… because of our sins.

But so few then understood. Too few acknowledged Him for who He was nor did they appreciate what He was going to do for them. They had their own agenda… even for Him.

Today, just like the city of Jerusalem, we find ourselves in the presence of Jesus because He lives on. That’s what the Miracle of Easter is all about – His resurrection.  But I wonder what He finds when He looks at us, in our generation, into our faces? Does He see people like them who are concerned about so many other things…  - worried about income taxes – worried about their business or jobs – worried about their health, or lack of it? Does He see a generation of people who are more concerned about being entertained, or who are so busy that they never even bother to investigate or consider who He is and things that are eternally important? Is He weeping because He sees their destiny? Or does He see people who recognize Him for who He is? The Messiah, the Christ, the Son of God? The very word of God that became flesh. The one who loved us so much He was willing to suffer and die for us and pay for our sins. When He turns and looks into our lives, I wonder, will He weep once again because of what He sees? Or will He be happy and smile?

Today I challenge you to first of all to see Him and honor Him for who He is – our Savour, And then become one of those who will experienced the joy that passes all understanding when He stretched out His arms & says, “Well done, good & faithful servant. Enter into the joy of thy Lord”?  He wants to cut away all those sins from you so that enter Heaven. He promise believers that He Himself will cut away our sin while in the waters of Baptism. Listen to what the Apostle Paul wrote in Colosians 2:9-13  

9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, 10 and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority. 11 In Him you were also circumcised, in the putting off of the sinful nature, not with a circumcision done by the hands of men but with the circumcision done by Christ, 12having been buried with him in baptism and raised with Him through your faith in the power of God, who raised him from the dead.  13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins”

Will you accept Jesus for who He is?  Will you allow Him circumcise or cut away your sin. I hope so, otherwise He may shed a tear for you. I also hope that you can help others understand who Jesus is as well. Let us all share Jesus’ message of love and cleansing, so that we to will enjoy a resuurection of our own.

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From Jim McGuiggan... Romans: A Faithful & Relentless Lord (3)

Romans: A Faithful & Relentless Lord (3)

Chapter 3:21-5:21  In light of the truth that the whole world had rebelled against God the question might well arise (several forms of the question may well arise) why God left apostasy unpunished (stated positively, why he "passed over sin" during that long night). An answer comes in Romans 3:21-26 where God's (righteousness) faithfulness to his creation is shown in Jesus Christ. The human race wasn't obliterated (their sins were passed over) because the holy Father is lovingly committed to it, as Jesus Christ demonstrates. Since it is only by God's faithfulness, even in the face of sustained and aggressive rebellion, that creation continues in hope, no one can boast that they have any claim on God and since the Shema is true, it bears witness to God's faithfulness to the entire human race (3:27-31). This is true whatever else is true.

The faithfulness of God was always independent of the Mosaic Torah or any other expression of God's goodness and the work of Jesus demonstrated that it was independent of all that. He didn't purchase faithfulness from God by his death-his death was the revelation of the always existing (though often puzzling) faithfulness of God (3:21-26). The character of God is seen in the gracious Torah but God's faithfulness is bigger than the Torah and the gracious gift of the Torah. To limit it to that is to put in jeopardy the truth of his faithfulness to the entire creation. Paul argues from the Shema that the faithfulness of God (shown in Jesus Christ) must be a creation-wide faithfulness-3:27-31. And since it is faithfulness to an apostate human race it must be "good news" to all. For a generous and wise heart a promise to a drunken man is still a promise that needs to be kept. God sees his promise as a promise he will keep even if it's made to a world that has become a drunk.

Since there is one God there is one human family

Since there is one God the entire human family is loved by him

 God's faithfulness is revealed but not created by his redeeming work

 The faithfulness of God to the whole human race is seen in his choice of Abraham (and consequently of physical Israel)-4:1-25. It has nothing to do with prior human claims of any kind and it is independent of the possession of special revelation, peculiar birth situations, ordinances or liturgies of one kind or another. The good news that Paul has to proclaim is that God is righteous (faithful) and that that faithfulness has shown itself in Jesus Christ to the entire creation (humanity included). He will work out what that means for the entire creation in 8:18-39, and see 4:13.

Such faithfulness to humanity involves the oneness of humanity. It is one in its sin and it is one in being the object of the holy Father's loving commitment. The one father (Abraham) and one Father of us all are prior to the Torah that divided the human race into two families. The holy Father purposed to reconcile the whole world in Jesus Christ which means (in keeping with the Abrahamic covenant) that there would be one family. Abraham would be the father of that family through Jesus Christ (as noted in Galatians 3:26-29) to those who have the faith of their father Abraham (4:16).

The feeble Abraham wholly dependent on God

The universal outreach of the Abrahamic covenant

Abraham's faith in God and ours in the God seen in Jesus Christ

 But making the human family one in sin (in Adam) and one in the Jewish Messiah generates questions about physical Israel, "the seed of Abraham" and the Torah. What advantage did the Jew have by being God's elect (3:1)? Has God been faithful to his people since so many are now unblessed by their own Messiah (chapters 9-11), and, in light of 5:20, how is the Torah to be viewed? Is it evil, an enemy of the promises and anti-life? (The response is seen in 7:1-8:4.)

If the Torah was given (5:20) in order to (a hina clause expressing purpose rather than simple result-see 11:32) augment the trespass (the Adamic-5:15-19) that seems to speak ill of the Torah. If sin reigns through death and the Torah was given to augment the offence then the Torah must be anti-life and pro-death. It must be a "Torah of sin and death". And if it's that, then it looks like God didn't mean to fulfill his promises. His faithfulness comes into question.

Of course Paul goes on to say that where sin was increased God's faithful grace was more than a match for it. This might be true, but if augmented sin results in augmented grace and therefore more glory comes to God, it would appear the logical and right thing to do (since we live to bring God glory) would be to abide in sin that grace and God's glory might be increased. It sounds like Paul's gospel undermined and even denigrated the Torah by making abiding in sin a service for God (see 3:8,31).
 
As far as Paul was concerned Jews and Gentiles were all under sin. You could write across their history, "like Adam". And this was true even though the Jew had been given a revealed covenantal Torah. The Torah the Jewish nation gloried in stood in judgment over them and branded them "like Adam". Because of their sinfulness the covenant Torah became part of the failed human process.

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Many thanks to brother Ed Healy, for allowing me to post from his website, the abiding word.com.

From Mark Copeland... Essentials For Living The Christ-Like Life (Colossians 4:2-6)








                     "THE EPISTLE TO THE COLOSSIANS"

            Essentials For Living The Christ-Like Life (4:2-6)

INTRODUCTION

1. In the last two chapters in his epistle to the Colossians, Paul
   exhorts them to live the kind of life that demonstrates their faith
   in Jesus Christ as the "All-Sufficient And Pre-Eminent Savior"
   a. In Col 3:1-11, he describes the "basics" of Christian living
   b. In Col 3:12-17, he describes the Christians' "apparel"
   c. And in Col 3:18-4:1, he discusses "guidelines" to govern
      Christian families

2. Prior to making his closing comments, he now gives three exhortations
   to his brethren that I am calling in this lesson, "Essentials To
   Living The Christ-Like Life"

[Beginning in Col 4:2-4, then, the Colossians as well as all Christians
are exhorted to...]

I. CONTINUE IN PRAYER (2-4)

   A. PRAYER THAT IS "FAITHFUL"...
      1. As Paul writes, "continue earnestly in prayer"
         a. Just as he wrote to the Romans - Ro 12:12
         b. And also to the Thessalonians - 1Th 5:17
      2. That people faithfully continue in prayer was a concern of our
         Lord as well
         a. He taught a parable that men always ought to pray - Lk 18:1
         b. He was concerned that when He returned, He might not find
            faith on the earth! - Lk 18:8
      3. We have several wonderful examples to serve as role models...
         a. David, a man after God's own heart - Ps 55:16-17
         b. Daniel, a man greatly beloved by God - Dan 6:10
         c. Anna, an elderly widow blessed to see the Christ-child
            - Lk 2:36-38
         d. Of course, Paul himself- Col 1:9
         e. And also Epaphras, himself a member of the church at Colosse
            - Col 4:12
      4. Many people pray only when there is a crisis - may that not be
         true of us!

   B. PRAYER THAT IS "WATCHFUL"...
      1. Or as Paul put it in our text, "be vigilant in it"
      2. On several occasions, Jesus warned His disciples to be watchful
         in prayer - Mk 13:32-33; Mt 26:41
      3. So His apostles warn us...
         a. Paul, in Ep 6:18
         b. Peter, in 1Pet 4:7
      4. Through "watchful" praying, we will not be caught unprepared
         by:
         a. Satan, and the temptation to sin
         b. Death, and the judgment to follow
         c. Christ, and the glories for those who are ready when He
            comes again

   C. PRAYER THAT IS "THANKFUL"...
      1. "with thanksgiving", Paul says
      2. Throughout his epistle to the Colossians, there has been an
         emphasis on being thankful - Col 1:3,12; 2:7; 3:15,17; 4:2
      3. As someone said, "We should thank God just as diligently in our
         prayers as we make requests of Him." - cf. also Php 4:6
      4. Let's be sure to "abound with thanksgiving"!
         a. Especially in light of Ro 1:21
         b. Where we see that ingratitude was one reason why God's wrath
            was being revealed from heaven!

   D. PRAYER THAT IS "PURPOSEFUL"...
      1. As Paul requested of his brethren in Colosse, "praying also for
         us..."
      2. Prayers are often too general in their requests, lacking
         specific purpose
      3. But as here in our text, Paul often asked for specific prayers
         in his behalf - e.g., Ro 15:30-32
      4. From our text in Colossians and elsewhere, what specific
         requests can we make for those preach and teach God's Word?
         a. Opportunity ("an open door") - Col 4:3; cf. 2Th 3:1
         b. Wisdom ("as I ought to speak") - Col 4:4
         c. Boldness - Ep 6:19-20

[As we endeavor to live the Christ-like life, make the right kind of
prayer a crucial element!  Prayer that is:

               *  faithful
               *  watchful
               *  thankful
               *  purposeful

The exhortation in verse 5 of our text is also crucial to living a
Christ-like life, especially when among those who are not Christians...]

II. WALK IN WISDOM (5)

   A. CHRISTIANS NEED TO BE CONCERNED WITH HOW THEY "WALK"...
      1. In other words, how they conduct themselves
      2. We are to walk in wisdom especially "toward those who are
         outside"
         a. By proper conduct, we can influence them for good - e.g.,
            1Pe 3:1-2
         b. The world is constantly making judgments concerning us by
            our conduct, and according to Jesus, this is their privilege
            - cf. Jn 13:35; 17:20-21

   B. ANOTHER REASON SUCH WISDOM IS IMPERATIVE IS "TIME"...
      1. To be exact, the lack of time!  - cf. Ep 5:15-17
         a. The time we have in this life is short
         b. We cannot afford to waste much of it through foolishness
         c. And there are some people who need Christ whose time left on
            this earth is even shorter than ours!
      2. So we need to "redeem" the time; i.e., make the most of the
         time we have

[Finally, as we consider these "Essentials To Living The Christ-Like
Life" found in our text, let's remember that it was said of Jesus that
people...

   "...marveled at the gracious words which proceeded out of His
   mouth." (Lk 4:22)

As His disciples, we should also...]

III. SPEAK WITH GRACE (6)

   A. THE POWER OF THE TONGUE IS VIVIDLY ILLUSTRATED IN JAMES 3...
      1. It effects the entire body - Jm 3:2
      2. It can have great destructive power - Jm 3:6
      3. It is inconsistent for us to use it for both good and evil
         - Jm 3:9-12

   B. THEREFORE WE NEED TO LEARN TO SPEAK "WITH GRACE"...
      1. As Paul also commanded in Ep 5:29
         a. No corrupt communication is to proceed out of our mouths
         b. Only that which edifies, imparting "grace to the hearers"
      2. Our speech is to be "seasoned with salt"
         a. Not to be confused with the "salty language" of some
            sailors!
         b. But rather speech properly flavored so that it well received
            by others
      3. We especially need to watch our language around those who are
         NOT Christians
         a. "that you may know how to answer each one" - Col 4:6
         b. "a servant of the Lord must not quarrel..." - 2Ti 2:23-26
      4. Are we as careful with our own speech, as we want others to be
         with their lives?
         a. Do we, who claim to be the disciples of Jesus Christ...
         b. ...speak the words of truth that come by Him in the same
            gracious manner He did?

CONCLUSION

1. These three simple exhortations, if truly heeded, can have a powerful
   impact on our lives:
   a. Our "prayer life" will likely be very different!
   b. Our "walk" (conduct) will be noted for its wisdom
   c. Our "speech" will be a source of encouragement to others

2. This is the essence of following Jesus Christ!  To allow Him to so
   live in us that by God's grace we experience a transformation that
   affects every aspect of our lives!

Speaking of the GRACE of God, have you taken advantage of what TIME it
is...? (cf. 2Co 6:1-2)

Executable Outlines, Copyright © Mark A. Copeland, 2011

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study November 15







Bible Reading and Study   


November 15


The World English Bible




Nov. 15
Jeremiah 10-13

Jer 10:1 Hear the word which Yahweh speaks to you, house of Israel!
Jer 10:2 Thus says Yahweh, "Don't learn the way of the nations, and don't be dismayed at the signs of the sky; for the nations are dismayed at them.
Jer 10:3 For the customs of the peoples are vanity; for one cuts a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman with the axe.
Jer 10:4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it not move.
Jer 10:5 They are like a palm tree, of turned work, and don't speak: they must be carried, because they can't go. Don't be afraid of them; for they can't do evil, neither is it in them to do good."
Jer 10:6 There is none like you, Yahweh; you are great, and your name is great in might.
Jer 10:7 Who should not fear you, King of the nations? for to you does it appertain; because among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their royal estate, there is none like you.
Jer 10:8 But they are together brutish and foolish: the instruction of idols! it is but a stock.
Jer 10:9 There is silver beaten into plates, which is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the artificer and of the hands of the goldsmith; blue and purple for their clothing; they are all the work of skillful men.
Jer 10:10 But Yahweh is the true God; he is the living God, and an everlasting King: at his wrath the earth trembles, and the nations are not able to abide his indignation.
Jer 10:11 You shall say this to them: The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, these shall perish from the earth, and from under the heavens.
Jer 10:12 He has made the earth by his power, he has established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding has he stretched out the heavens:
Jer 10:13 when he utters his voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, and he causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; he makes lightnings for the rain, and brings forth the wind out of his treasuries.
Jer 10:14 Every man is become brutish and is without knowledge; every goldsmith is disappointed by his engraved image; for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.
Jer 10:15 They are vanity, a work of delusion: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.
Jer 10:16 The portion of Jacob is not like these; for he is the former of all things; and Israel is the tribe of his inheritance: Yahweh of Armies is his name.
Jer 10:17 Gather up your wares out of the land, you who abide in the siege.
Jer 10:18 For thus says Yahweh, Behold, I will sling out the inhabitants of the land at this time, and will distress them, that they may feel it.
Jer 10:19 Woe is me because of my hurt! my wound is grievous: but I said, Truly this is my grief, and I must bear it.
Jer 10:20 My tent is destroyed, and all my cords are broken: my children are gone forth from me, and they are no more: there is none to spread my tent any more, and to set up my curtains.
Jer 10:21 For the shepherds are become brutish, and have not inquired of Yahweh: therefore they have not prospered, and all their flocks are scattered.
Jer 10:22 The voice of news, behold, it comes, and a great commotion out of the north country, to make the cities of Judah a desolation, a dwelling place of jackals.
Jer 10:23 Yahweh, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man who walks to direct his steps.
Jer 10:24 Yahweh, correct me, but in measure: not in your anger, lest you bring me to nothing.
Jer 10:25 Pour out your wrath on the nations that don't know you, and on the families that don't call on your name: for they have devoured Jacob, yes, they have devoured him and consumed him, and have laid waste his habitation.
Jer 11:1 The word that came to Jeremiah from Yahweh, saying,
Jer 11:2 Hear you the words of this covenant, and speak to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem;
Jer 11:3 and say you to them, Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel: Cursed be the man who doesn't hear the words of this covenant,
Jer 11:4 which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the iron furnace, saying, Obey my voice, and do them, according to all which I command you: so you shall be my people, and I will be your God;
Jer 11:5 that I may establish the oath which I swore to your fathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as at this day. Then answered I, and said, Amen, Yahweh.
Jer 11:6 Yahweh said to me, Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, saying, Hear you the words of this covenant, and do them.
Jer 11:7 For I earnestly protested to your fathers in the day that I brought them up out of the land of Egypt, even to this day, rising early and protesting, saying, Obey my voice.
Jer 11:8 Yet they didn't obey, nor turn their ear, but walked everyone in the stubbornness of their evil heart: therefore I brought on them all the words of this covenant, which I commanded them to do, but they didn't do them.
Jer 11:9 Yahweh said to me, A conspiracy is found among the men of Judah, and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
Jer 11:10 They are turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers, who refused to hear my words; and they are gone after other gods to serve them: the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken my covenant which I made with their fathers.
Jer 11:11 Therefore thus says Yahweh, Behold, I will bring evil on them, which they shall not be able to escape; and they shall cry to me, but I will not listen to them.
Jer 11:12 Then shall the cities of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem go and cry to the gods to which they offer incense: but they will not save them at all in the time of their trouble.
Jer 11:13 For according to the number of your cities are your gods, Judah; and according to the number of the streets of Jerusalem have you set up altars to the shameful thing, even altars to burn incense to Baal.
Jer 11:14 Therefore don't you pray for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them; for I will not hear them in the time that they cry to me because of their trouble.
Jer 11:15 What has my beloved to do in my house, seeing she has worked lewdness with many, and the holy flesh is passed from you? when you do evil, then you rejoice.
Jer 11:16 Yahweh called your name, A green olive tree, beautiful with goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he has kindled fire on it, and its branches are broken.
Jer 11:17 For Yahweh of Armies, who planted you, has pronounced evil against you, because of the evil of the house of Israel and of the house of Judah, which they have worked for themselves in provoking me to anger by offering incense to Baal.
Jer 11:18 Yahweh gave me knowledge of it, and I knew it: then you showed me their doings.
Jer 11:19 But I was like a gentle lamb that is led to the slaughter; and I didn't know that they had devised devices against me, saying, Let us destroy the tree with its fruit, and let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name may be no more remembered.
Jer 11:20 But, Yahweh of Armies, who judges righteously, who tests the heart and the mind, I shall see your vengeance on them; for to you have I revealed my cause.
Jer 11:21 Therefore thus says Yahweh concerning the men of Anathoth, who seek your life, saying, You shall not prophesy in the name of Yahweh, that you not die by our hand;
Jer 11:22 therefore thus says Yahweh of Armies, Behold, I will punish them: the young men shall die by the sword; their sons and their daughters shall die by famine;
Jer 11:23 and there shall be no remnant to them: for I will bring evil on the men of Anathoth, even the year of their visitation.
Jer 12:1 Righteous are you, Yahweh, when I contend with you; yet would I reason the cause with you: why does the way of the wicked prosper? why are all they at ease who deal very treacherously?
Jer 12:2 You have planted them, yes, they have taken root; they grow, yes, they bring forth fruit: you are near in their mouth, and far from their heart.
Jer 12:3 But you, Yahweh, know me; you see me, and try my heart toward you: pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, and prepare them for the day of slaughter.
Jer 12:4 How long shall the land mourn, and the herbs of the whole country wither? for the wickedness of those who dwell therein, the animals are consumed, and the birds; because they said, He shall not see our latter end.
Jer 12:5 If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you, then how can you contend with horses? and though in a land of peace you are secure, yet how will you do in the pride of the Jordan?
Jer 12:6 For even your brothers, and the house of your father, even they have dealt treacherously with you; even they have cried aloud after you: don't believe them, though they speak beautiful words to you.
Jer 12:7 I have forsaken my house, I have cast off my heritage; I have given the dearly beloved of my soul into the hand of her enemies.
Jer 12:8 My heritage is become to me as a lion in the forest: she has uttered her voice against me; therefore I have hated her.
Jer 12:9 Is my heritage to me as a speckled bird of prey? are the birds of prey against her all around? go you, assemble all the animals of the field, bring them to devour.
Jer 12:10 Many shepherds have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.
Jer 12:11 They have made it a desolation; it mourns to me, being desolate; the whole land is made desolate, because no man lays it to heart.
Jer 12:12 Destroyers are come on all the bare heights in the wilderness; for the sword of Yahweh devours from the one end of the land even to the other end of the land: no flesh has peace.
Jer 12:13 They have sown wheat, and have reaped thorns; they have put themselves to pain, and profit nothing: and you shall be ashamed of your fruits, because of the fierce anger of Yahweh.
Jer 12:14 Thus says Yahweh against all my evil neighbors, who touch the inheritance which I have caused my people Israel to inherit: behold, I will pluck them up from off their land, and will pluck up the house of Judah from among them.
Jer 12:15 It shall happen, after that I have plucked them up, I will return and have compassion on them; and I will bring them again, every man to his heritage, and every man to his land.
Jer 12:16 It shall happen, if they will diligently learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name, As Yahweh lives; even as they taught my people to swear by Baal; then shall they be built up in the midst of my people.
Jer 12:17 But if they will not hear, then will I pluck up that nation, plucking up and destroying it, says Yahweh.
Jer 13:1 Thus says Yahweh to me, Go, and buy you a linen belt, and put it on your waist, and don't put it in water.
Jer 13:2 So I bought a belt according to the word of Yahweh, and put it on my waist.
Jer 13:3 The word of Yahweh came to me the second time, saying,
Jer 13:4 Take the belt that you have bought, which is on your waist, and arise, go to the Euphrates, and hide it there in a cleft of the rock.
Jer 13:5 So I went, and hid it by the Euphrates, as Yahweh commanded me.
Jer 13:6 It happened after many days, that Yahweh said to me, Arise, go to the Euphrates, and take the belt from there, which I commanded you to hide there.
Jer 13:7 Then I went to the Euphrates, and dug, and took the belt from the place where I had hid it; and behold, the belt was marred, it was profitable for nothing.
Jer 13:8 Then the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
Jer 13:9 Thus says Yahweh, After this manner will I mar the pride of Judah, and the great pride of Jerusalem.
Jer 13:10 This evil people, who refuse to hear my words, who walk in the stubbornness of their heart, and are gone after other gods to serve them, and to worship them, shall even be as this belt, which is profitable for nothing.
Jer 13:11 For as the belt cleaves to the waist of a man, so have I caused to cleave to me the whole house of Israel and the whole house of Judah, says Yahweh; that they may be to me for a people, and for a name, and for a praise, and for a glory: but they would not hear.
Jer 13:12 Therefore you shall speak to them this word: Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, Every bottle shall be filled with wine: and they shall tell you, Do we not certainly know that every bottle shall be filled with wine?
Jer 13:13 Then you shall tell them, Thus says Yahweh, Behold, I will fill all the inhabitants of this land, even the kings who sit on David's throne, and the priests, and the prophets, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, with drunkenness.
Jer 13:14 I will dash them one against another, even the fathers and the sons together, says Yahweh: I will not pity, nor spare, nor have compassion, that I should not destroy them.
Jer 13:15 Hear you, and give ear; don't be proud; for Yahweh has spoken.
Jer 13:16 Give glory to Yahweh your God, before he cause darkness, and before your feet stumble on the dark mountains, and, while you look for light, he turn it into the shadow of death, and make it gross darkness.
Jer 13:17 But if you will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret for your pride; and my eye shall weep sore, and run down with tears, because Yahweh's flock is taken captive.
Jer 13:18 Say you to the king and to the queen mother, Humble yourselves, sit down; for your headdresses are come down, even the crown of your glory.
Jer 13:19 The cities of the South are shut up, and there is none to open them: Judah is carried away captive, all of it; it is wholly carried away captive.
Jer 13:20 Lift up your eyes, and see those who come from the north: where is the flock that was given you, your beautiful flock?
Jer 13:21 What will you say, when he shall set over you as head those whom you have yourself taught to be friends to you? shall not sorrows take hold of you, as of a woman in travail?
Jer 13:22 If you say in your heart, Why are these things come on me? for the greatness of your iniquity are your skirts uncovered, and your heels suffer violence.
Jer 13:23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may you also do good, who are accustomed to do evil.
Jer 13:24 Therefore will I scatter them, as the stubble that passes away, by the wind of the wilderness.
Jer 13:25 This is your lot, the portion measured to you from me, says Yahweh; because you have forgotten me, and trusted in falsehood.
Jer 13:26 Therefore will I also uncover your skirts on your face, and your shame shall appear.
Jer 13:27 I have seen your abominations, even your adulteries, and your neighing, the lewdness of your prostitution, on the hills in the field. Woe to you, Jerusalem! you will not be made clean; how long shall it yet be?



 
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Jeremiah

Jeremiah 10 1
Hear you the word which Yahweh speaks to you, house of Israel:
Hear the word that Jehovah speaketh unto you, house of Israel.
Hear ye the word, O house of Israel, That Jehovah hath spoken for you.
Jeremiah 10 2
thus says Yahweh, "Don`t learn the way of the nations, and don`t be dismayed at the signs of the sky; for the nations are dismayed at them.
Thus saith Jehovah: Learn not the way of the nations, and be not dismayed at the signs of
the heavens; for the nations are dismayed at them.
Thus said Jehovah: Unto the way of the nations accustom not yourselves, And by
the signs of the heavens be not affrighted, For the nations are affrighted by them.
Jeremiah 10 3
For the customs of the peoples are vanity; for one cuts a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman with the ax.
For the statutes of the peoples are vanity; for [it is] a tree cut out of the forest, worked
with a chisel by the hands of the artizan;
For the statutes of the peoples are vanity, For a tree from a forest hath one cut,
Work of the hands of an artificer, with an axe,
Jeremiah 10 4
They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it not move.
they deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that
it move not.
With silver and with gold they beautify it, With nails and with hammers they fix
it, And it doth not stumble.
Jeremiah 10 5
They are like a palm-tree, of turned work, and don`t speak: they must be carried, because they can`t go. Don`t be afraid of them; for they can`t do evil, neither is it in them to do good.
They are as a palm-column of turned work, and they speak not; they are carried, for they
cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do
good.
As a palm they [are] stiff, and they speak not, They are surely borne, for they step
not, Be not afraid of them, for they do no evil, Yea, also to do good is not in them.
Jeremiah 10 6
There is none like you, Yahweh; you are great, and your name is great in might.
There is none like unto thee, Jehovah; thou art great, and thy name is great in might.
Because there is none like Thee, O Jehovah, Great [art] Thou, and great Thy name
in might.
Jeremiah 10 7
Who should not fear you, King of the nations? for to you does it appertain; because among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their royal estate, there is none like you.
Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? For to thee doth it appertain; for among all
the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like unto thee.
Who doth not fear Thee, king of the nations? For to Thee it is becoming, For
among all the wise of the nations, And in all their kingdom there is none like
Jeremiah 10 8
But they are together brutish and foolish: the instruction of idols! it is but a stock.
But they are one and all senseless and foolish; the teaching of vanities is a stock.
And in one they are brutish and foolish, An instruction of vanities [is] the tree
itself.
Jeremiah 10 9
There is silver beaten into plates, which is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the artificer and of the hands of the goldsmith; blue and purple for their clothing; they are all the work of skillful men.
Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the
artizan and of the hands of the founder; blue and purple is their clothing: they are all
the work of skilful [men].
Spread-out silver from Tarshish is brought, And gold from Uphaz, Work of an
artizan, and of the hands of a refiner, Blue and purple [is] their clothing, Work of
the skilful -- all of them.
Jeremiah 10 10
But Yahweh is the true God; he is the living God, and an everlasting King: at his wrath the earth trembles, and the nations are not able to abide his indignation.
But Jehovah Elohim is truth; he is the living God, and the King of eternity. At his wrath
the earth trembleth, and the nations cannot abide his indignation.
And Jehovah [is] a God of truth, He [is] a living God, and a king age-during, From
His wrath shake doth the earth, And nations endure not His indignation.
Jeremiah 10 11
Thus shall you say to them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, these shall perish from the earth, and from under the heavens.
Thus shall ye say unto them: The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, these
shall perish from the earth, and from under the heavens.
Thus do ye say to them, The gods Who the heavens and earth have not made, They
do perish from the earth, And from under these heavens.
Jeremiah 10 12
He has made the earth by his power, he has established the world by his wisdom, and by his
understanding has he stretched out the heavens:
He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and
hath stretched out the heavens by his understanding.
The maker of the earth by His power, The establisher of the world by His wisdom,
Who, by His understanding, stretched forth the heavens,
Jeremiah 10 13
when he utters his voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, and he causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; he makes lightnings for the rain, and brings forth the wind out of his treasuries.
When he uttereth his voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, and he causeth the
vapours to ascend from the end of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain, and
bringeth forth the wind out of his treasuries.
At the voice He giveth forth, A multitude of waters [is] in the heavens, And He
causeth vapours to come up from the end of the earth, Lightnings for rain He hath
made, And bringeth out wind from His treasures.
Jeremiah 10 14
Every man is become brutish [and is] without knowledge; every goldsmith is put to shame by his engraved image; for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.
Every man is become brutish, bereft of knowledge; every founder is put to shame by the
graven image, for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.
Brutish is every man by knowledge, Put to shame is every refiner by a graven
image, For false [is] his molten image. And there is no breath in them.
Jeremiah 10 15
They are vanity, a work of delusion: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.
They are vanity, a work of delusion: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.
Vanity [are] they, work of erring ones, In the time of their inspection they perish.
Jeremiah 10 16
The portion of Jacob is not like these; for he is the former of all things; and Israel is the tribe of his inheritance: Yahweh of Hosts is his name.
The portion of Jacob is not like them; for it is he that hath formed all [things], and Israel
is the rod of his inheritance: Jehovah of hosts is his name.
Not like these [is] the Portion of Jacob, For framer of all things [is] He, And Israel
[is] the rod of His inheritance, Jehovah of Hosts [is] His name.
Jeremiah 10 17
Gather up your wares out of the land, you who abide in the siege.
Gather up thy baggage out of the land, O inhabitress of the fortress.
Gather from the land thy merchandise, O dweller in the bulwark,
Jeremiah 10 18
For thus says Yahweh, Behold, I will sling out the inhabitants of the land at this time, and will distress them, that they may feel [it].
For thus saith Jehovah: Behold, I will this time sling out the inhabitants of the land, and
will distress them, that they may be found.
For thus said Jehovah: Lo, I am slinging out the inhabitants of the land at this
time, And have been an adversary to them, So that they are found out.
Jeremiah 10 19
Woe is me because of my hurt! my wound is grievous: but I said, Truly this is [my] grief, and I must bear it.
Woe is me, for my wound! My stroke is hard to heal, and I had said, Yea, this is [my] grief,
and I will bear it.
Wo to me for my breaking, Grievious hath been my smiting, And I said, Only, this
[is] my sickness, and I bear it.
Jeremiah 10 20
My tent is destroyed, and all my cords are broken: my children are gone forth from me, and they are no more: there is none to spread my tent any more, and to set up my curtains.
My tent is despoiled, and all my cords are broken; my children are gone forth from me,
and they are not; there is none to stretch forth my tent any more, and to set up my
curtains.
My tent hath been spoiled, And all my cords have been broken, My sons have gone
out from me, and they are not, There is none stretching out any more my tent, And
raising up my curtains.
Jeremiah 10 21
For the shepherds are become brutish, and have not inquired of Yahweh: therefore they have not prospered, and all their flocks are scattered.
For the shepherds are become brutish, and have not sought Jehovah; therefore have they
not acted wisely, and all their flock is scattered.
For the shepherds have become brutish, And Jehovah they have not sought,
Therefore they have not acted wisely, And all their flock is scattered.
Jeremiah 10 22
The voice of news, behold, it comes, and a great commotion out of the north country, to make the cities of Judah a desolation, a dwelling-place of jackals.
The voice of a rumour! Behold, it cometh, and a great commotion out of the north
country, to make the cities of Judah a desolation, a dwelling-place of jackals.
A voice of a report, lo, it hath come, Even a great shaking from the north country,
To make the cities of Judah a desolation, A habitation of dragons.
Jeremiah 10 23
Yahweh, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man who walks to direct his steps.
I know, Jehovah, that the way of man is not his own; it is not in a man that walketh to
direct his steps.
I have known, O Jehovah, that not of man [is] his way, Not of man the going and
establishing of his step.
Jeremiah 10 24
Yahweh, correct me, but in measure: not in your anger, lest you bring me to nothing.
Jehovah, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to
Chastise me, O Jehovah, only in judgment, Not in Thine anger, lest Thou make me
small.
Jeremiah 10 25
Pour out your wrath on the nations that don`t know you, and on the families that don`t call on your name: for they have devoured Jacob, yes, they have devoured him and consumed him, and have laid waste his habitation.
Pour out thy fury upon the nations that know thee not, and upon the families that call not
on thy name; for they have eaten up Jacob, yea, they have eaten him up and consumed
him, and have laid waste his dwelling-place.
Pour out Thy fury on the nations that have not known Thee, And on the families
that have not called in Thy name, For they have eaten up Jacob, Yea, they have
eaten him up, yea, they consume him, And his habitation they have made desolate!
Jeremiah 11 1
The word that came to Jeremiah from Yahweh, saying,
The word that came to Jeremiah from Jehovah, saying,
The word that hath been unto Jeremiah from Jehovah, saying:
Jeremiah 11 2
Hear you the words of this covenant, and speak to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem;
Hear ye the words of this covenant; and speak ye unto the men of Judah, and to the
inhabitants of Jerusalem.
`Hear ye the words of this covenant, and ye have spoken unto the men of Judah, and
unto the inhabitants of Jerusalem,
Jeremiah 11 3
and say you to them, Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel: Cursed be the man who doesn`t hear the words of this covenant,
And thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith Jehovah, the God of Israel: Cursed be the man
that obeyeth not the words of this covenant
and thou hast said unto them, Thus said Jehovah God of Israel: Cursed [is] the man
who doth not obey the words of this covenant,
Jeremiah 11 4
which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the iron furnace, saying, Obey my voice, and do them, according to all which I command you: so shall you be my people, and I will be your God;
which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of
Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, Hearken unto my voice and do them, according to
all that I command you; so shall ye be my people, and I will be your God:
That I commanded your fathers, In the day of My bringing them out from the land
of Egypt, Out of the iron furnace, saying, Hearken to My voice, and ye have done
them, According to all that I command you, And ye have been to Me for a people,
And I am to you for God,
Jeremiah 11 5
that I may establish the oath which I swore to your fathers, to give them a land flowing with
milk and honey, as at this day. Then answered I, and said, Amen, Yahweh.
that I may perform the oath that I have sworn unto your fathers, to give them a land
flowing with milk and honey, as it is this day. And I answered and said, Amen, Jehovah!
In order to establish the oath that I have sworn to your fathers, To give to them a
land flowing with milk and honey, as this day. And I answer and say, `Amen, O
Jehovah.`
Jeremiah 11 6
Yahweh said to me, Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of
Jerusalem, saying, Hear you the words of this covenant, and do them.
And Jehovah said unto me, Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah, and in the
streets of Jerusalem, saying: Hear the words of this covenant, and do them.
And Jehovah saith unto me, `Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah, and in
the streets of Jerusalem, saying: Hear ye the words of this covenant, And ye have
done them.
Jeremiah 11 7
For I earnestly protested to your fathers in the day that I brought them up out of the land of Egypt, even to this day, rising early and protesting, saying, Obey my voice.
For I earnestly protested unto your fathers, in the day that I brought them up out of the
land of Egypt, unto this day, rising early and protesting, saying, Hearken unto my voice.
For I certainly testified against your fathers, In the day of My bringing them up
out of the land of Egypt -- till this day, Rising early and testifying, saying,
Hearken to My voice,
Jeremiah 11 8
Yet they didn`t obey, nor turn their ear, but walked everyone in the stubbornness of their evil heart: therefore I brought on them all the words of this covenant, which I commanded them to do, but they didn`t do them.
But they have not hearkened, nor inclined their ear, but have walked every one in the
stubbornness of their evil heart; and I have brought upon them all the words of this
covenant, which I commanded [them] to do, and they have not done.
And they have not hearkened nor inclined their ear, And they walk each in the
stubbornness of their evil heart, And I bring on them all the words of this
covenant, That I commanded to do, and they did not.`
Jeremiah 11 9
Yahweh said to me, A conspiracy is found among the men of Judah, and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
And Jehovah said unto me, A conspiracy is found among the men of Judah, and among the
inhabitants of Jerusalem.
And Jehovah saith unto me: `A conspiracy is found in the men of Judah, And in the
inhabitants of Jerusalem.
Jeremiah 11 10
They are turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers, who refused to hear my words; and they are gone after other gods to serve them: the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken my covenant which I made with their fathers.
They are turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers, who refused to hear my
words; and they have gone after other gods to serve them. The house of Israel and the
house of Judah have broken my covenant which I made with their fathers.
They have turned back to the iniquities of their first fathers, Who refused to hear
My words, And they have gone after other gods to serve them, The house of Israel,
and the house of Judah, Have made void My covenant, that I made with their
fathers.
Jeremiah 11 11
Therefore thus says Yahweh, Behold, I will bring evil on them, which they shall not be able to escape; and they shall cry to me, but I will not listen to them.
Therefore thus saith Jehovah: Behold, I will bring evil upon them, from which they shall
not be able to escape; and they will cry unto me, and I will not hearken unto them.
Therefore thus said Jehovah: Lo, I am bringing in unto them evil, That they are not
able to go out from, And they have cried unto Me, And I do not hearken unto them.
Jeremiah 11 12
Then shall the cities of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem go and cry to the gods to which they offer incense: but they will not save them at all in the time of their trouble.
Then shall the cities of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem go and cry unto the gods unto
whom they have burned incense; but they shall not save them at all in the time of their
trouble.
And the cities of Judah, and inhabitants of Jerusalem have gone, And they have
cried unto the gods, To whom they are making perfume, And they give no
deliverance at all to them, In the time of their vexation.
Jeremiah 11 13
For according to the number of your cities are your gods, Judah; and according to the number of the streets of Jerusalem have you set up altars to the shameful thing, even altars to burn incense to Baal.
For [as] the number of thy cities, are thy gods, O Judah; and [as] the number of the streets
of Jerusalem, have ye set up altars to the Shame, altars to burn incense unto Baal.
For -- the number of thy cities have been thy gods, O Judah, And -- the number of
the streets of Jerusalem Ye have placed altars to a shameful thing, Altars to make
perfume to Baal.
Jeremiah 11 14
Therefore don`t you pray for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them; for I will not hear them in the time that they cry to me because of their trouble.
And thou, pray not for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them; for I will not
hear in the time that they cry unto me for their trouble.
And thou, thou dost not pray for this people, Nor dost thou lift up for them cry and
prayer, For I do not hearken in the time of their calling unto Me for their
vexation.
Jeremiah 11 15
What has my beloved to do in my house, seeing she has worked lewdness [with] many, and the holy flesh is passed from you? when you do evil, then you rejoice.
What hath my beloved to do in my house, seeing that the more part practise their evil
devices, and the holy flesh is passed from thee? When thou doest evil, then thou rejoicest.
What -- to My beloved in My house, Her doing wickedness with many, And the holy
flesh do pass over from thee? When thou dost evil, then thou exultest.
Jeremiah 11 16
Yahweh called your name, A green olive-tree, beautiful with goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he has kindled fire on it, and the branches of it are broken.
Jehovah had called thy name, A green olive-tree, fair, of goodly fruit: with the noise of a
great tumult he hath kindled fire upon it, and its branches are broken.
`An olive, green, fair, of goodly fruit,` Hath Jehovah called thy name, At the noise
of a great tumult He hath kindled fire against it, And broken have been its thin
branches.
Jeremiah 11 17
For Yahweh of Hosts, who planted you, has pronounced evil against you, because of the evil of the house of Israel and of the house of Judah, which they have worked for themselves in provoking me to anger by offering incense to Baal.
For Jehovah of hosts, that planted thee, hath pronounced evil against thee, for the evil of
the house of Israel and of the house of Judah, which they have done for themselves, to
provoke me to anger in burning incense unto Baal.
And Jehovah of Hosts, who is planting thee, Hath spoken evil concerning thee, For
the evil of the house of Israel, and of the house of Judah, That they have done to
themselves, To provoke Me to anger, to make perfume to Baal.
Jeremiah 11 18
Yahweh gave me knowledge of it, and I knew it: then you showed me their doings.
And Jehovah hath given me knowledge, and I know [it]; then thou shewedst me their
doings.
And, O Jehovah, cause me to know, and I know, Then Thou hast showed me their
doings.
Jeremiah 11 19
But I was like a gentle lamb that is led to the slaughter; and I didn`t know that they had deviseddevices against me, [saying], Let us destroy the tree with the fruit of it, and let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name may be no more remembered.
And I was like a tame lamb [that] is led to the slaughter; and I knew not that they devised
devices against me, [saying,] Let us destroy the tree with the fruit thereof, and let us cut
him off from the land of the living, that his name may be no more remembered.
And I [am] as a trained lamb brought to slaughter, And I have not known That
against me they have devised devices: We destroy the tree with its food, and cut
him off From the land of the living, And his name is not remembered again.
Jeremiah 11 20
But, Yahweh of Hosts, who judge righteously, who try the heart and the mind, I shall see your vengeance on them; for to you have I revealed my cause.
But thou, Jehovah of hosts, who judgest righteously, who triest the reins and the heart,
let me see thy vengeance on them: for unto thee have I revealed my cause.
And O Jehovah of Hosts, judging righteousness, Trying reins and heart, I do see
Thy vengeance against them, For unto Thee I have revealed my cause.`
Jeremiah 11 21
Therefore thus says Yahweh concerning the men of Anathoth, who seek your life, saying, You shall not prophesy in the name of Yahweh, that you not die by our hand;
Therefore thus saith Jehovah concerning the men of Anathoth, that seek thy life, saying,
Prophesy not in the name of Jehovah, that thou die not by our hand,
Therefore, thus said Jehovah concerning the men of Anathoth, who are seeking thy
life, saying: Do not prophesy in the name of Jehovah, And thou dost not die by our
hands.
Jeremiah 11 22
therefore thus says Yahweh of hosts, Behold, I will punish them: the young men shall die by the sword; their sons and their daughters shall die by famine;
-- therefore thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Behold, I punish them: the young men shall die by
the sword; their sons and their daughters shall die by famine;
Therefore, thus said Jehovah of Hosts: `Lo, I am seeing after them, The chosen ones
die by sword, Their sons and their daughters die by famine,
Jeremiah 11 23
and there shall be no remnant to them: for I will bring evil on the men of Anathoth, even the year of their visitation.
and there shall be no remnant of them; for I will bring evil upon the men of Anathoth, in
the year of their visitation.
And they have no remnant, For I bring evil unto the men of Anathoth, The year of
their inspection!`
Jeremiah 12 1
Righteous are you, Yahweh, when I contend with you; yet would I reason the cause with you: why does the way of the wicked prosper? why are all they at ease who deal very  treacherously?
Righteous art thou, Jehovah, when I plead with thee; yet will I speak with thee of [thy]
judgments. Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? [wherefore] are all they at
ease that deal very treacherously?
Righteous [art] Thou, O Jehovah, When I plead towards thee, Only, judgments do I
speak with Thee, Wherefore did the way of the wicked prosper? At rest have been
all treacherous dealers.
Jeremiah 12 2
You have planted them, yes, they have taken root; they grow, yes, they bring forth fruit: you are near in their mouth, and far from their heart.
Thou hast planted them, they also have taken root: they advance, yea, they bring forth
fruit: thou art near in their mouth, but far from their reins.
Thou hast planted them, yea, they have taken root, They go on, yea, they have made
fruit, Near [art] Thou in their mouth, And far off from their reins.
Jeremiah 12 3
But you, Yahweh, know me; you see me, and try my heart toward you: pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, and prepare them for the day of slaughter.
But thou, Jehovah, knowest me; thou hast seen me, and proved my heart toward thee. Drag
them out like sheep for the slaughter, and set them apart for the day of slaughter.
And Thou, O Jehovah, Thou hast known me, Thou seest me, and hast tried my heart
with Thee, Draw them away as sheep to slaughter, And separate them for a day of
slaughter.
Jeremiah 12 4
How long shall the land mourn, and the herbs of the whole country wither? for the wickedness of those who dwell therein, the animals are consumed, and the birds; because they said, He shall not see our latter end.
How long shall the land mourn, and the herbs of all the fields wither? Because of the
wickedness of them that dwell therein, the beasts and the birds perish; for they say, He
will not see our end.
Till when doth the earth mourn, And the herb of the whole field wither? For the
wickedness of those dwelling in it, Consumed have been beast and fowl, Because
they said, `He doth not see our latter end.`
Jeremiah 12 5
If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you, then how can you contend with horses? and though in a land of peace you are secure, yet how will you do in the pride of the Jordan?
If thou hast run with footmen, and they have wearied thee, how wilt thou then contend
with horses? And if in a land of peace thou thinkest thyself in security, how wilt thou
then do in the swelling of the Jordan?
For -- with footmen thou hast run, And they weary thee, And how dost thou fret
thyself with horses! Even in the land of peace, [In which] thou art confident -- And
how dost thou in the rising of Jordan!
Jeremiah 12 6
For even your brothers, and the house of your father, even they have dealt treacherously with you; even they have cried aloud after you: don`t believe them, though they speak beautiful words to you.
For even thy brethren, and the house of thy father, even they have dealt treacherously
with thee, even they have cried aloud after thee. Believe them not, though they speak
good [words] unto thee.
For even thy brethren and the house of thy father, Even they dealt treacherously
against thee, Even they -- they called after thee fully, Trust not in them, when they
speak to thee good things.
Jeremiah 12 7
I have forsaken my house, I have cast off my heritage; I have given the dearly beloved of my soul into the hand of her enemies.
I have forsaken my house, I have cast off my heritage, I have given the beloved of my soul
into the hand of her enemies.
I have forsaken My house, I have left Mine inheritance, I have given the beloved of
My soul Into the hand of her enemies.
Jeremiah 12 8
My heritage is become to me as a lion in the forest: she has uttered her voice against me;
therefore I have hated her.
My heritage is become unto me as a lion in the forest; it hath raised its voice against me:
therefore have I hated it.
Mine inheritance hath been to Me as a lion in a forest, She gave forth against Me
with her voice, Therefore I have hated her.
Jeremiah 12 9
Is my heritage to me as a speckled bird of prey? are the birds of prey against her round about? go you, assemble all the animals of the field, bring them to devour.
My heritage is unto me [as] a speckled bird of prey; the birds of prey round about are
against her. Go, assemble all the beasts of the field, bring them to devour.
A speckled fowl [is] Mine inheritance to Me? Is the fowl round about against her?
Come, assemble, every beast of the field, Come ye for food.
Jeremiah 12 10
Many shepherds have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.
Many shepherds have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot,
they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness:
Many shepherds did destroy My vineyard, They have trodden down My portion,
They have made My desirable portion Become a wilderness -- a desolation.
Jeremiah 12 11
They have made it a desolation; it mourns to me, being desolate; the whole land is made desolate, because no man lays it to heart.
they have made it a desolation; desolate, it mourneth unto me: the whole land is made
desolate, for no man layeth it to heart.
He hath made it become a desolation, The desolation hath mourned unto Me,
Desolated hath been all the land, But there is no one laying it to heart.
Jeremiah 12 12
Destroyers are come on all the bare heights in the wilderness; for the sword of Yahweh devours from the one end of the land even to the other end of the land: no flesh has peace.
Spoilers are come upon all heights in the wilderness; for the sword of Jehovah devoureth
from one end of the land even to the [other] end of the land: no flesh hath peace.
On all high places in the plain have spoilers come in, For the sword of Jehovah is
consuming, From the end of the land even unto the end of the land, There is no
peace to any flesh.
Jeremiah 12 13
They have sown wheat, and have reaped thorns; they have put themselves to pain, and profit nothing: and you shall be ashamed of your fruits, because of the fierce anger of Yahweh.
They have sown wheat, and they reap thorns; they have put themselves to pain, [and] do
not profit. Be ye therefore ashamed of your revenues, because of the fierce anger of
Jehovah.
They sowed wheat, and have thorns reaped, They have become sick -- they profit
not, And they have been ashamed of your increases, Because of the fierceness of
the anger of Jehovah.
Jeremiah 12 14
Thus says Yahweh against all my evil neighbors, who touch the inheritance which I have caused my people Israel to inherit: behold, I will pluck them up from off their land, and will pluck up the house of Judah from among them.
Thus saith Jehovah against all mine evil neighbours, that touch the inheritance which I
have caused my people Israel to inherit: Behold, I will pluck them up out of their land,
and pluck out the house of Judah from among them.
Thus said Jehovah concerning all my evil neighbours, who are striking against
the inheritance that I caused my people -- Israel -- to inherit: `Lo, I am plucking
them from off their ground, And the house of Judah I pluck out of their midst.
Jeremiah 12 15
It shall happen, after that I have plucked them up, I will return and have compassion on them; and I will bring them again, every man to his heritage, and every man to his land.
And it shall come to pass, after I have plucked them up, I will return, and have
compassion on them, and will bring them back, each one to his inheritance, and each one
to his land.
And it hath been, after My plucking them out, I turn back, and have pitied them,
And I have brought them back, Each to his inheritance, and each to his land.
Jeremiah 12 16
It shall happen, if they will diligently learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name, As
Yahweh lives; even as they taught my people to swear by Baal; then shall they be built up in the midst of my people.
And it shall come to pass, if they will diligently learn the ways of my people, to swear by
my name, [As] Jehovah liveth -- even as they taught my people to swear by Baal -- they
shall be built up in the midst of my people.
And it hath come to pass, If they learn well the ways of My people, To swear by My
name, `Jehovah liveth,` As they taught My people to swear by Baal, Then they have
been built up in the midst of My people.
Jeremiah 12 17
But if they will not hear, then will I pluck up that nation, plucking up and destroying it, says Yahweh.
And if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, saith Jehovah.
And if they do not hearken, Then I have plucked up that nation, Plucking up and
destroying, An affirmation of Jehovah!`
Jeremiah 13 1
Thus says Yahweh to me, Go, and buy you a linen belt, and put it on your loins, and don`t put it in water.
Thus said Jehovah unto me: Go and buy thee a linen girdle, and put it upon thy loins; but
dip it not in water.
Thus said Jehovah unto me, `Go, and thou hast got for thee a girdle of linen, and
hast placed it on thy loins, and into water thou dost not cause it to enter:`
Jeremiah 13 2
So I bought a belt according to the word of Yahweh, and put it on my loins.
And I bought a girdle according to the word of Jehovah, and put it upon my loins.
and I get the girdle, according to the word of Jehovah, and I place [it] on my loins.
Jeremiah 13 3
The word of Yahweh came to me the second time, saying,
And the word of Jehovah came unto me the second time, saying,
And there is a word of Jehovah unto me a second time, saying,
Jeremiah 13 4
Take the belt that you have bought, which is on your loins, and arise, go to the Euphrates, and hide it there in a cleft of the rock.
Take the girdle that thou hast bought, which is upon thy loins, and arise, go to the
Euphrates, and hide it there in a hole of the rock.
`Take the girdle that thou hast got, that [is] on thy loins, and rise, go to Phrat, and
hide it there in a hole of the rock;
Jeremiah 13 5
So I went, and hid it by the Euphrates, as Yahweh commanded me.
So I went and hid it by the Euphrates, as Jehovah had commanded me.
and I go and hide it by Phrat, as Jehovah commanded me.
Jeremiah 13 6
It happened after many days, that Yahweh said to me, Arise, go to the Euphrates, and take the belt from there, which I commanded you to hide there.
And it came to pass at the end of many days, that Jehovah said unto me, Arise, go to the
Euphrates, and take the girdle from thence which I commanded thee to hide there.
And it cometh to pass, at the end of many days, that Jehovah saith unto me, `Rise,
go to Phrat, and take thence the girdle, that I commanded thee to hide there;`
Jeremiah 13 7
Then I went to the Euphrates, and dug, and took the belt from the place where I had hid it; and, behold, the belt was marred, it was profitable for nothing.
And I went to the Euphrates, and digged, and took the girdle from the place where I had
hid it; and behold, the girdle was spoiled, it was good for nothing.
and I go to Phrat, and dig, and take the girdle from the place where I had hid it;
and lo, the girdle hath been marred, it is not profitable for anything.
Jeremiah 13 8
Then the word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
And the word of Jehovah came unto me, saying,
And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, saying, `Thus said Jehovah:
Jeremiah 13 9
Thus says Yahweh, After this manner will I mar the pride of Judah, and the great pride of
Jerusalem.
Thus saith Jehovah: After this manner will I spoil the pride of Judah, and the great pride
of Jerusalem.
Thus do I mar the excellency of Judah, And the great excellency of Jerusalem.
Jeremiah 13 10
This evil people, who refuse to hear my words, who walk in the stubbornness of their heart, and are gone after other gods to serve them, and to worship them, shall even be as this belt, which is profitable for nothing.
This evil people, who refuse to hear my words, who walk in the stubbornness of their
heart, and go after other gods, to serve them and to worship them, shall even be as this
girdle which is good for nothing.
This evil people, who refuse to hear My words, Who walk in the stubbornness of
their heart, And go after other gods to serve them, And to bow themselves to
them, Yea it is -- as this girdle, that is not profitable for anything.
Jeremiah 13 11
For as the belt cleaves to the loins of a man, so have I caused to cleave to me the whole house of Israel and the whole house of Judah, says Yahweh; that they may be to me for a people, and for a name, and for a praise, and for a glory: but they would not hear.
For as a girdle cleaveth to the loins of a man, so have I caused to cleave unto me the whole
house of Israel and the whole house of Judah, saith Jehovah; that they might be unto me
for a people, and for a name, and for a praise, and for a glory: but they would not hear.
For, as the girdle cleaveth unto the loins of a man, So I caused to cleave unto Me
The whole house of Israel, And the whole house of Judah, an affirmation of Jehovah,
To be to Me for a people, and for a name, And for praise, and for beauty, And they
have not hearkened.
Jeremiah 13 12
Therefore you shall speak to them this word: Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, Every bottle shall be filled with wine: and they shall tell you, Do we not certainly know that every bottle shall be filled with wine?
And thou shalt speak unto them this word: Thus saith Jehovah, the God of Israel, Every
skin shall be filled with wine. And they will say unto thee, Do we not very well know that
every skin shall be filled with wine?
And thou hast said unto them this word, Thus said Jehovah, God of Israel, `Every
bottle is full of wine,` And they have said unto thee: `Do we not certainly know
that every bottle is full of wine?`
Jeremiah 13 13
Then shall you tell them, Thus says Yahweh, Behold, I will fill all the inhabitants of this land, even the kings who sit on David`s throne, and the priests, and the prophets, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, with drunkenness.
And thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith Jehovah: Behold, I will fill all the inhabitants of
this land, and the kings that sit for David upon his throne, and the priests and the
prophets, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, with drunkenness.
And thou hast said unto them, `Thus said Jehovah: Lo, I am filling all the
inhabitants of this land, And the kings who sit for David on his throne, And the
priests, and the prophets, And all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, [With]
drunkenness,
Jeremiah 13 14
I will dash them one against another, even the fathers and the sons together, says Yahweh: I will not pity, nor spare, nor have compassion, that I should not destroy them.
And I will dash them one against another, both the fathers and the sons together, saith
Jehovah; I will not pity, nor spare, nor have mercy so as not to destroy them.
And have dashed them one against another, And the fathers and the sons together,
An affirmation of Jehovah, I do not pity, nor spare, nor have I mercy, So as not to
destroy them.
Jeremiah 13 15
Hear you, and give ear; don`t be proud; for Yahweh has spoken.
Hear ye, and give ear, be not lifted up; for Jehovah hath spoken.
Hear, and give ear -- be not haughty, For Jehovah hath spoken.
Jeremiah 13 16
Give glory to Yahweh your God, before he cause darkness, and before your feet stumble on the dark mountains, and, while you look for light, he turn it into the shadow of death, and make it gross darkness.
Give glory to Jehovah your God, before he cause darkness, and before your feet stumble
upon the mountains of twilight; and ye shall look for light, but he will turn it into the
shadow of death, and make [it] gross darkness.
Give ye to Jehovah your God honour, Before He doth cause darkness, And before
your feet stumble on dark mountains, And ye have waited for light, And He hath
made it for death-shade, And hath appointed [it] for thick darkness.
Jeremiah 13 17
But if you will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret for [your] pride; and my eye shall weep sore, and run down with tears, because Yahweh`s flock is taken captive.
And if ye will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places for [your] pride; and mine
eye shall weep sore, and run down with tears, because Jehovah`s flock is gone into
captivity.
And if ye do not hear it, In secret places doth my soul weep, because of pride, Yea,
it weepeth sore, And the tear cometh down mine eyes, For the flock of Jehovah
hath been taken captive.
Jeremiah 13 18
Say you to the king and to the queen-mother, Humble yourselves, sit down; for your headdresses  are come down, even the crown of your glory.
Say unto the king and to the queen: Humble yourselves, sit down low; for from your heads
shall come down the crown of your magnificence.
Say to the king and to the mistress: Make yourselves low -- sit still, For come down
have your principalities, The crown of your beauty.
Jeremiah 13 19
The cities of the South are shut up, and there is none to open them: Judah is carried away
captive, all of it; it is wholly carried away captive.
The cities of the south are shut up, and there is none to open [them]; all Judah is carried
away captive: it is wholly carried away captive.
The cities of the south have been shut up, And there is none opening, Judah hath
been removed -- all of her, She hath been removed completely --
Jeremiah 13 20
Lift up your eyes, and see those who come from the north: where is the flock that was given you, your beautiful flock?
Lift up your eyes, and behold them that come from the north. Where is the flock that was
given thee, thy beautiful flock?
Lift up your eyes, and see those coming in from the north, Where [is] the drove
given to thee, thy beautiful flock?
Jeremiah 13 21
What will you say, when he shall set over you as head those whom you have yourself taught to be friends to you? shall not sorrows take hold of you, as of a woman in travail?
What wilt thou say when he shall visit thee, since thou thyself hast trained them to be
princes in chief over thee? Shall not sorrows take thee, as a woman in travail?
What dost thou say, when He looketh after thee? And thou -- thou hast taught them
[to be] over thee -- leaders for head? Do not pangs seize thee as a travailing
woman?
Jeremiah 13 22
If you say in your heart, Why are these things come on me? for the greatness of your iniquity are your skirts uncovered, and your heels suffer violence.
And if thou say in thy heart, Wherefore come these things upon me? For the greatness of
thine iniquity are thy skirts uncovered, [and] thy heels have suffered violence.
And when thou dost say in thy heart, `Wherefore have these met me?` For the
abundance of thine iniquity Have thy skirts been uncovered, Have thy heels
suffered violence.
Jeremiah 13 23
Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may you also do good, who are accustomed to do evil.
Can an Ethiopian change his skin, or a leopard his spots? [Then] may ye also do good, who
are accustomed to do evil.
Doth a Cushite change his skin? and a leopard his spots? Ye also are able to do
good, who are accustomed to do evil.
Jeremiah 13 24
Therefore will I scatter them, as the stubble that passes away, by the wind of the wilderness.
And I will scatter them as stubble that passeth away by the wind of the wilderness.
And I scatter them as stubble, Passing away, by a wind of the wilderness.
Jeremiah 13 25
This is your lot, the portion measured to you from me, says Yahweh; because you have forgotten me, and trusted in falsehood.
This shall be thy lot, thy measured portion from me, saith Jehovah; because thou hast
forgotten me, and confided in falsehood.
This [is] thy lot, the portion of thy measures from Me -- an affirmation of Jehovah,
Because thou hast forgotten me, And dost trust in falsehood.
Jeremiah 13 26
Therefore will I also uncover your skirts on your face, and your shame shall appear.
Therefore will I also turn thy skirts over thy face, and thy shame shall be seen.
I also have made bare thy skirts before thy face, And thy shame hath been seen.
Jeremiah 13 27
I have seen your abominations, even your adulteries, and your neighing, the lewdness of your prostitution, on the hills in the field. Woe to you, Jerusalem! you will not be made clean; how long shall it yet be?
Thine adulteries, and thy neighings, the lewdness of thy fornication, on the hills, in the
fields, -- thine abominations, have I seen. Woe unto thee, Jerusalem! Wilt thou not be
made clean? after how long a time yet?
Thine adulteries, and thy neighings, The wickedness of thy whoredom, on heights
in a field, I have seen thine abominations. Wo to thee, O Jerusalem, Thou art not
cleansed, after when [is it] again?



Study Questions
 Why does the earth tremble? 10:10
 
Can man direct his own steps? 10:23
 
Who judges righteously? 11:20
 
The men of Anathoth? 11:21-23
 
Who prospers? 12:1
 
Which is more difficult to contend with, footmen or horses? 12:5
 
Who destroyed my vineyard? 12:10

What was in the hole in the rock? 13:4
 
Israel was to be as the __________? 13:10
 
Who is carried away? 13:17

                                  
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Hebrews 1

Heb 1:1 God, having in the past spoken to the fathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways,
Heb 1:2 has at the end of these days spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he made the worlds.
Heb 1:3 His Son is the radiance of his glory, the very image of his substance, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself made purification for our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
Heb 1:4 having become so much better than the angels, as he has inherited a more excellent name than they have.
Heb 1:5 For to which of the angels did he say at any time, "You are my Son. Today have I become your father?" and again, "I will be to him a Father, and he will be to me a Son?"
Heb 1:6 Again, when he brings in the firstborn into the world he says, "Let all the angels of God worship him."
Heb 1:7 Of the angels he says, "Who makes his angels winds, and his servants a flame of fire."
Heb 1:8 But of the Son he says, "Your throne, O God, is forever and ever. The scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your Kingdom.
Heb 1:9 You have loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows."
Heb 1:10 And, "You, Lord, in the beginning, laid the foundation of the earth. The heavens are the works of your hands.
Heb 1:11 They will perish, but you continue. They all will grow old like a garment does.
Heb 1:12 As a mantle, you will roll them up, and they will be changed; but you are the same. Your years will not fail."
Heb 1:13 But which of the angels has he told at any time, "Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies the footstool of your feet?"
Heb 1:14 Aren't they all serving spirits, sent out to do service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?

 
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Hebrews 1 1
God, having in the past spoken to the fathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways,
God having spoken in many parts and in many ways formerly to the fathers in the
prophets,
In many parts, and many ways, God of old having spoken to the fathers in the prophets,
Hebrews 1 2
has at the end of these days spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things,
through whom also he made the worlds.
at the end of these days has spoken to us in [the person of the] Son, whom he has
established heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
in these last days did speak to us in a Son, whom He appointed heir of all things,
through whom also He did make the ages;
Hebrews 1 3
His Son is the radiance of his glory, the very image of his substance, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself made purification for our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
who being [the] effulgence of his glory and [the] expression of his substance, and
upholding all things by the word of his power, having made [by himself] the purification
of sins, set himself down on the right hand of the greatness on high,
who being the brightness of the glory, and the impress of His subsistence,
bearing up also the all things by the saying of his might -- through himself
having made a cleansing of our sins, sat down at the right hand of the greatness
Hebrews 1 4
having become so much better than the angels, as he has inherited a more excellent name than they have.
taking a place by so much better than the angels, as he inherits a name more excellent
than they.
having become so much better than the messengers, as he did inherit a more
excellent name than they.
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For to which of the angels did he say at any time, "You are my Son, Today have I become your father?" and again, "I will be to him a Father, And he will be to me a Son?"
For to which of the angels said he ever, *Thou* art my Son: this day have *I* begotten
thee? and again, *I* will be to him for father, and *he* shall be to me for son?
For to which of the messengers said He ever, `My Son thou art -- I to-day have
begotten thee?` and again, `I will be to him for a father, and he shall be to Me for a
son?`
Hebrews 1 6
When he again brings in the firstborn into the world he says, "Let all the angels of God worship him."
and again, when he brings in the firstborn into the habitable world, he says, And let all
God`s angels worship him.
and when again He may bring in the first-born to the world, He saith, `And let
them bow before him -- all messengers of God;`
Hebrews 1 7
Of the angels he says, "Who makes his angels winds, And his servants a flame a fire."
And as to the angels he says, Who makes his angels spirits and his ministers a flame of
fire;
and unto the messengers, indeed, He saith, `Who is making His messengers
spirits, and His ministers a flame of fire;`
Hebrews 1 8
but of the Son he says, "Your throne, God, is forever and ever; The scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.
but as to the Son, Thy throne, O God, [is] to the age of the age, and a sceptre of
uprightness [is] the sceptre of thy kingdom.
and unto the Son: `Thy throne, O God, [is] to the age of the age; a scepter of
righteousness [is] the scepter of thy reign;
Hebrews 1 9
You have loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; Therefore God, your God, has anointed you With the oil of gladness above your fellows."
Thou hast loved righteousness and hast hated lawlessness; therefore God, thy God, has
anointed thee with oil of gladness above thy companions.
thou didst love righteousness, and didst hate lawlessness; because of this did He
anoint thee -- God, thy God -- with oil of gladness above thy partners;`
Hebrews 1 10
And, "You, Lord, in the beginning, laid the foundation of the earth. The heavens are the works of your hands.
And, *Thou* in the beginning, Lord, hast founded the earth, and works of thy hands are
the heavens.
and, `Thou, at the beginning, Lord, the earth didst found, and a work of thy hands
are the heavens;
Hebrews 1 11
They will perish, but you continue. They all will grow old like a garment does.
They shall perish, but *thou* continuest still; and they all shall grow old as a garment,
these shall perish, and Thou dost remain, and all, as a garment, shall become old,
Hebrews 1 12
As a mantle you will roll them up. And they will be changed. But you are the same. Your years will not fail."
and as a covering shalt thou roll them up, and they shall be changed; but *thou* art the
Same, and thy years shall not fail.
and as a mantle Thou shall roll them together, and they shall be changed, and Thou
art the same, and Thy years shall not fail.`
Hebrews 1 13
But of which of the angels has he said at any time, "Sit at my right hand, Until I make your
enemies the footstool of your feet?"
But as to which of the angels said he ever, Sit at my right hand until I put thine enemies
[as] footstool of thy feet?
And unto which of the messengers said He ever, `Sit at My right hand, till I may
make thine enemies thy footstool?`
Hebrews 1 14
Aren`t they all ministering spirits, sent forth to do service for the sake of those who will
inherit salvation?
Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out for service on account of those who shall
inherit salvation?
are they not all spirits of service -- for ministration being sent forth because of
those about to inherit salvation?

 Study Questions
How has God spoken to us in these last days? 1:2

Where is God's son seated? 1:3