11/18/13

From Mark Copeland... Their Faith, Love, And Hope (1 Thessalonians 1:2-3)

               "THE FIRST EPISTLE TO THE THESSALONIANS"

                  Their Faith, Love, And Hope (1:2-3)

INTRODUCTION

1. As noted in our previous study, the beginning of the church in
   Thessalonica is recorded by Luke in Ac 17:1-10...
   a. On his second missionary journey, Paul and his companions had 
      just left Philippi
   b. Traveling through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they arrived at 
      Thessalonica
   c. Paul immediately located the synagogue and used their Sabbath 
      gathering as an opportunity for evangelism
   d. For three weeks he reasoned with the Jews, converting some and a 
      number of prominent Gentiles
   e. But unbelieving Jews soon caused a disturbance, forcing Paul to 
      leave

2. We also noted that the epistle commonly called 1st Thessalonians...
   a. Was written not long after Paul had left Thessalonica
   b. Probably from Corinth, sometime during 50-52 A.D.

3. What was the church in Thessalonica like?
   a. Without Paul, did the young church survive?
   b. Had persecution discouraged the new converts?
   -- These were some of the concerns that prompted Paul to send 
      Timothy - cf. 1Th 3:1-6

[Timothy brought back news that was certainly encouraging, and in
Paul's opening remarks in this epistle we learn about "Their Faith,
Love, And Hope."  First we notice that Paul is thankful to God for...]

I. THEIR WORK OF FAITH

   A. THEY HAD A WORKING FAITH...
      1. In other words, a faith that was alive! - cf. Jm 2:20,26
      2. Their faith was likely centered in the person of Jesus Christ 
         - cf. Col 1:4
      3. It was likely prompted by love - cf. Ga 5:6; Jn 14:15
      -- In his second letter to them, Paul would remark about how 
         their faith continued to grow exceedingly - 2Th 1:3

   B. WHAT ABOUT OUR FAITH...?
      1. Is our faith a living faith?
         a. A faith manifesting itself in obedience to the word of God?
         b. Or are we like some who believe, but do not obey Jesus?
            1) Such as some of the Jewish rulers who believed in Jesus
               - Jn 12:42,43
            2) Such as the demons who believe, but only tremble - Jm 2:19
      2. Is our faith strongly centered in Jesus Christ?
         a. A faith produced by the word of God? - cf. Ro 10:17
         b. A faith that leads to life in Jesus Christ? - cf. Jn 20:
            30-31
      -- If our faith is like that of the Thessalonians, then it too 
         will "grow exceedingly", evidenced by our faithful service to 
         the Lord!

[Paul was also thankful to hear of...]

II. THEIR LABOR OF LOVE

   A. THEY HAD A WORKING LOVE...
      1. A love that was not in word only, but in deed and truth! - cf.
         1Jn 3:18
      2. Their love was likely directed toward their brethren in Christ
         - cf. Col 1:4
      3. Paul would later commend their brotherly love - 1Th 4:9-10
      -- In his second letter, Paul would remark about how their love 
         continued to "abound" - 2Th 1:3

   B. WHAT ABOUT OUR LOVE...?
      1. Is our love in word or tongue only, or in deed and truth?
         a. Do we "walk the walk"?
         b. Or do we just "talk the talk"?
      2. Is our love directed toward our brethren in Christ?
         a. Which is a mark of true discipleship - Jn 13:34-35
         b. Which is an indication of spiritual life - 1Jn 3:14,18-19
      -- If our love is like that of the Thessalonians, then it too 
         will "abound", evidenced by serving one another in love - cf.
         Ga 5:13

[Finally, we note Paul's gratitude for...]

III. THEIR PATIENCE OF HOPE

   A. THEY HAD A HOPE THAT GAVE THEM PATIENCE...
      1. A strong hope is that which gives one patience - cf. Ro 8:25
      2. Their hope was likely focused on what was laid up for them in 
         heaven - cf. Col 1:5
      3. Peter referred to this hope as an inheritance "incorruptible 
         and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven 
         for you" - 1Pe 1:3-4
      -- Paul would later encourage them to wear this "hope" as a 
         helmet - 1Th 5:8

   B. WHAT ABOUT OUR HOPE...?
      1. Do we have a strong hope?
         a. A hope that comes from reading the Scriptures? - Ro 15:4
         b. A hope that spurs us to be diligent, living holy and godly 
            lives? - cf. 2Pe 3:10-14
         c. A hope that prompts people to wonder why we have it? - cf. 
            1Pe 3:15
      2. Is our hope focused our "inheritance" laid up for us in 
         heaven?
         a. That city whose builder and maker is God? - He 11:10,16; 
            13:14
         b. The new heavens and new earth, in which righteousness 
            dwells? - 2Pe 3:13
         c. Which is beautifully described by John? - Re 21:1-7
      -- If our hope is like that of the Thessalonians, then we too 
         shall let it be a "helmet" protecting our minds from the 
         distractions of this world which is passing away! 
         - cf. 1Jn 2:17

CONCLUSION

1. This "triad" of faith, love, and hope is a common refrain of Paul...
   a. He wrote of them in his epistle to the Colossians - Col 1:4-5
   b. Also in his first epistle to the Corinthians - 1Co 13:13
   -- But he likely first wrote of them in this epistle to the 
      Thessalonians

2. While they do not constitute all the graces to be found in 
   Christians (cf. Ga 5:22-23; 2Pe 1:5-8)...
   a. They certainly are among the most important - 1Co 13:13; Col 3:14
   b. Where found, the others will likely follow

May the remarkable faith, love and hope of the church of the
Thessalonians, who were but recent converts, inspire us to grow in our
own faith in Christ, our love for the brethren, and our hope for the
inheritance reserved in heaven!

Executable Outlines, Copyright © Mark A. Copeland, 2011


Romans: Setting the Scene

     

In Romans Paul is not rehearsing his gospel teaching to 21st century Anglo-Saxons or to a 16th century Roman Catholic hierarchy. If he had been addressing either of these he would have framed his gospel presentation differently. In Romans he is addressing a community of Jews and Gentiles who had placed their faith in Jesus as the promised Messiah and King, the promised Savior of the world.

Though he is addressing believers in Jesus he is saying things about all Jews and Gentiles as they relate to God and to one another in terms of Jesus whom Paul claims is the revelation of God and his saving righteousness. 

Paul is speaking to Christian Jews who are part of a nation that God had chosen as his peculiar people, a nation to whom he made promises and a people to whom he gave circumcision in their flesh as a constant reminder of that covenant which he made with them in their father Abraham. Paul is speaking to members of a nation which God chose out from among all other nations, a nation with whom God made covenants from which he excluded all other nations (Ephesians 2:11-12 and Leviticus 18:5) God gave that nation a constitution (the Sinai covenant) that shaped and guided their lives under his sovereignty and it contained within it public ceremonies that bore witness to God’s redeeming work exclusively with Israel (Passover, Weeks and Tabernacles for example). Paul was speaking to members of a nation to which the OT prophets promised a coming redeemer, the Messiah—their Messiah [see Romans 9:1-5].
All this being true it shouldn’t surprise us that his message in Romans is shaped as it is.

It is because the above is true that the gospel Paul and others preached was difficult for many Jews to believe, especially when Gentiles were being blessed and many pious and virtuous Jews who lived by the Torah were excluded. Paul knew his gospel was offensive to the Jews and in Romans he attempts to explain God’s faithfulness in working out his purposes with both Jews and Gentiles in mind. [See Romans 15:8-9.]

Suppose God had made a covenant with George Washington and his new national children—the Americans—a covenant from which he excluded all other nations. Suppose the Americans had the sign of that covenant in their flesh and a constitution that had the will of God for their lives; a constitution that had public ceremonies that celebrated God’s delivering them from slavery and setting them on the road for ultimate deliverance and blessing which he would bring to them in a coming “George Washington”.

Suppose that promised one came and went and nothing particular had changed. Suppose then a little group of Americans began to say that the coming one had risen from the dead and was now Lord of All and that he was offering the American hope [spoken of in their constitution] to the Chinese, the Russians, the Iranians, the Cubans, the Koreans, the Venezuelans and all the other nations independent of the Americans and independent of the American constitution.

Suppose that this group said that many Americans were not going to be blessed with the blessings brought by the new “George Washington and that those who would be blessed would be blessed independent of the American constitution that had shaped the chosen American nation.

That’s something like the setting in which Paul writes his Romans and it is something like the scandalous nature of the gospel he has been preaching and will develop in Romans.

©2004 Jim McGuiggan. All materials are free to be copied and used as long as money is not being made.

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

From Ben Fronczek... How to Maintain or Tune Up Your Spiritual Mind


How to Maintain or Tune Up Your Spiritual Mind

How to Maintain or Tune Up Your Spiritual Mind   Part 2    Romans 12:1-2
One thing I really like about the country is, especially farm country, is the old barns.  Maybe because years ago my grandmother bought a barn next store to my parents house and converted it into a nice home. I like it because it has the traditional Dutch Gambrel roof. And after my grandmother passed away we live in the house for a number of years before we bought a home in Saratoga Springs. My brother and his wife presently own the home today.  One thing Washington County, N.Y. has plenty of is barns. I think one of the nicest barns I’ve ever seen is the big white one just up the road from the Wilson’s home owned by Parker’ Dairy Farm. It is a big barn which has been well maintained over the years and it has a fresh coat of white paint.
But as many picturesque barns there are in Washington county, there are probably more which have fallen into disrepair. Many have even collapsed into piles of rotten, broken lumber.  In many ways I find this sad. I can’t help but imagine how proud those farmers were when the barns were brand new, just after they erected the structure. You can tell that those who built most of these barns did not skimp when they built these barns, because many of them have slate tile roofs. Sadly many of them now lay in ruin. What happen?  Rather than being maintained over the years they were neglected.  They probably lost a few roof tiles causing some leaks. These leaks would cause some of the wood to rot. That coupled with a lack of paint and repair, the old barns had no chance against the elements and eventually they fell to the ground in a pile. Whether  it is barn, a shed, a garage, or even a house, if you don’t maintain it, it’s just a matter of time before the elements attack and it falls to the ground. And likewise, if we don’t take care of ourself, certain aspects of our life can deteriorate of fall apart as well.

This is the second lesson in a series of lessons I named A Personal Tune Up. In part one, I talk about our need to maintain or tune up our personal relationships. Here in Part 2, I would like to talk about Tuning Up or Maintaining Our Spiritual Mind.

More often than not I find that too many people are crippled by what I call ‘stinkin thinkin.’  I even find this prevalent among Christians. This line of thinking can effect  one’s attitude, one’s peace of mind, how one carries themselves throughout the day, and it has an effect on their image and reputation as precieved by others. If someone were to go to those closest to you; family members, or those you work with, your neighbors, or even fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, how would they describe you?  For some of us, this is a scarry thought. I only bring this up because I believe that it’s important  to maintain and even tune up how we think, our mental health. If you are like me, sometimes my mind thinks things that are not very helpful or benificial.  I have heard this called ‘stinkin thinkin.’   It’s like those old building who have lost some roof tiles and the outside elements of the world have begun to have a negetive effect on us.

In Paul’s letter to the Romans he makes some suggestion in chapter 12. I would like to read to you verses 1-2. 

 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

Paul makes two suggestions here. I plan on saving his first suggestion for another  lesson.  But today, I would like to focus more on verse 2. 

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”

What Paul is saying here is stop letting the world and its way of thinking tear you down. Rather change your focus, change your thinking, renew it, maintain a wholesome thought pattern and you will know what God’s will is.

Just up the street from our church building there is a huge impressive looking barn. You can tell it was well built. But if you look at it today the walls are standing tall but the whole roof has collapsed into the barn. Rain and elements probably crept in through the roof and it rot the wooden beams causing it to fall. And like wise when we allow the influence of the world to creep into our minds it likewise has a damaging effect.

When we begin our Christian walk, committing our self to Christ, we are on top of the world. But over time something happens, for some the joy disappears, it becomes a chore just to go to church, some even fall away. Some of you here this morning know exactly what I am talking about. Maybe you lost that fire or that initial passion you had for Christ. You feel tired, and grouchy, or maybe even filled with anxiety because of your life and what’s going on out there in the world. The flame of faith is almost extinguished. But Why? What has happened to smother your faith? I think the answer can be found here in verse 2. Priorities changed and just like the barn with a leaky roof the world is seeping back in, and its having a negative effect on your minds. But wait, you are now a co-heir with Christ, a sinner saved by grace with the hope and promise of eternal life in heaven. So in Verse 2 Paul says,  

‘Stop trying to conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then (and only then) you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.’

Do you remember Jesus’ parable about the man who sowed seed and it fell on different kinds of soil?  You can read the Parable in Matthew 13. Jesus also goes on to explains its meaning. So as the story goes the farmers spreads his seed and it falls on different kinds of soil. I would like to read to you His explanation.  

18 “Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: 19 When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path. 20 The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. 21 But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. 22 The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. 23 But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”

So here we again see the negative influence of the world. In verse 22. this person is a believer. But what chokes the life out him and causes him to become unfruitful? Jesus said that the worries of this world and deceitfulness of wealth mess with this man’s mind, and robs him of peace and joy, and brings him down like that old barn roof. And what about the story of how Peter got out of the boat and walked on water toward Jesus? Peter saw Jesus walking on the water and he want to walk on water as well,  in Matthew 14 starting with vs. 28 Peter said,  

28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”    29 “Come,” He said.   Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”    31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

Peter went down when he took his eyes off Jesus, and so do we.
It all comes down to what we think, or what we focus on. The writer of Proverbs said,  

“As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.”  KJV  Prov. 23:7

Let me read a few more verses to you from Scripture concerning our mind

Romans 8:5-7  “Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace; the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so.”

2 Corinthians 11:3. Paul wrote,  “ I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.”
Colossians 3:2 Paul wrote  “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”

1 Peter 1:13  “Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.”

And as a reminder, in out text this morning Paul said,  

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”

Our mind and what we focus on is important to God. Here is where the rubber meets the road – We have a choice to make. Either you will live according to the Spirit, or the flesh.  Will you let the things of this world get to you, or you will do your best to let go of those things and renew your mind with God’s help. I believe that this is a choice that we have to make daily if not by the hour. Paul’s challenge is not to conform to the patterns, the sinful ways, the sinful thinking, of this world but to be transformed by the renewing of your minds. Whether you realize it or not there is a battle going on to take control of your mind. Satan wants to get your mind all tangled up, with anxiety, confusion, problems, and concerns of this world with the hope of getting you to take your eyes off Jesus, so that you will start to sink just like Peter.

But the question is, are your going to let him do that to you?  Are you going to allow him to use the things of this world to deceive you, choke you and make you unfruitful like the seed cast into the thistles?   Please, do not allow Satan to do that to you.
I think Paul understood the spiritual battle going on for the control of your mind. And I believe he also knew how it would ultimately lead to victory or defeat in our daily life.
Psychologists tell us there are two simple rules concerning the mind: The Law of Concentration and the Law of Substitution. In the Law of Concentration they tell us that whatever we dwell on, grows in our life experience and becomes part of us.
Sound familiar?   

“As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he”

In the Law of Substitution they tell us that our conscious mind can only hold one thought at a time, where you can substitute or replace a positive thought for a negative thought, or replace a negative thought with a negative one..

What you feed your mind with ultimately be reflected in your life. And if you neglect spiritual food for the mind, you will end up living a Christian life which will be weak and ultimately defeated. Paul tells us that a conscious renewing of the mind, or regular maintenance program, can lead to a transformation into a Christ-like healthy mind. We need to stop feeding our minds on things that pull us down and lead us into ‘stinkin thinkin’, and start focusing on things that renew our mind,  build us up, help us think healthy thoughts, strengthen our faith and will encourage others. Paul says when we do this we will be able to better discern the will of God for our lives.

Practical Application
Let me give you some very practical advice about renewing your mind and transforming your life. Most all of us heard the saying, ‘No pain – No gain.’ There are no shortcuts to spiritual growth or maturity. There is no easy route to renewing a mind and transforming a life – in fact at times it can be a hard and painful path. So here is my advice, gained from Scripture and from my own walk with God.

First – you must consciously surrender your thoughts and mental health to Christ, each day.( It’s part of ”Loving God will all our mind”) Even saying it out loud ‘Today, it all about you Lord Jesus.’ And then keeping a check on what you focus your mind on.(This is like checking out your roof and making sure there are no leaks or no roof tiles missing)

Secondly – pray daily and read something from God’s word, the Bible and thinking about what you’ve read. This is essential if you want to renew your mind. You have to know the will of God to be transformed. This will require disciplining yourself to take some time out each day, and it will require some determination because all sorts of things will demand that time. Talking to God each day should become a priority as well as spending time His Word. Paul wrote in Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  Isn’t this peace of mind what you want? (Time spent in prayer and reading is like patching your roof when you start to see a problem develop, or painting the wood before the bad elements set in. It’s something that you should not put off.)

Third – be in a relationship with at least one other person to help you with your spiritual growth. Find someone you can trust, someone you can relate to and invite them to hold you accountable. Jesus never sent His disciples out on their own – He always sent them out two by two. When Thomas went off on his own he later doubted that Jesus rose from the dead. He had to wait another week to see the risen Christ, and he was rebuked for his unbelief.  (This is like a friend who is will to help you patch your roof or paint your house before problems begin to deteriorate you house. Sometimes their encouragement can motivate you to do things you don’t feel like doing.)


Finally – you need to feed your mind with things that are wholesome. That means being careful of what you watch, what you read, what you listen to in the media and also what you say. In Philippians 4:8 Paul wrote, 8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
If you fill your mind with the things of this world and focus on all the negative garbage going on, it will suck the life out you. Don’t let Satan destroy you in this manner.  I don’t want to find you one day all crumpled up spiritually like one of those old barn on the side of the road. “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”

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From Gary... Bible Reading and Study November 18





Bible Reading and Study  


November 18


The World English Bible




Nov. 18
Jeremiah 22-25

Jer 22:1 Thus said Yahweh: Go down to the house of the king of Judah, and speak there this word,
Jer 22:2 Say, Hear the word of Yahweh, king of Judah, who sits on the throne of David, you, and your servants, and your people who enter in by these gates.
Jer 22:3 Thus says Yahweh: Execute you justice and righteousness, and deliver him who is robbed out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence, to the foreigner, the fatherless, nor the widow; neither shed innocent blood in this place.
Jer 22:4 For if you do this thing indeed, then shall there enter in by the gates of this house kings sitting on the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, he, and his servants, and his people.
Jer 22:5 But if you will not hear these words, I swear by myself, says Yahweh, that this house shall become a desolation.
Jer 22:6 For thus says Yahweh concerning the house of the king of Judah: You are Gilead to me, and the head of Lebanon; yet surely I will make you a wilderness, and cities which are not inhabited.
Jer 22:7 I will prepare destroyers against you, everyone with his weapons; and they shall cut down your choice cedars, and cast them into the fire.
Jer 22:8 Many nations shall pass by this city, and they shall say every man to his neighbor, Why has Yahweh done thus to this great city?
Jer 22:9 Then they shall answer, Because they forsook the covenant of Yahweh their God, and worshiped other gods, and served them.
Jer 22:10 Don't you weep for the dead, neither bemoan him; but weep sore for him who goes away; for he shall return no more, nor see his native country.
Jer 22:11 For thus says Yahweh touching Shallum the son of Josiah, king of Judah, who reigned instead of Josiah his father, and who went forth out of this place: He shall not return there any more.
Jer 22:12 But in the place where they have led him captive, there shall he die, and he shall see this land no more.
Jer 22:13 Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by injustice; who uses his neighbor's service without wages, and doesn't give him his hire;
Jer 22:14 who says, I will build me a wide house and spacious chambers, and cuts him out windows; and it is ceiling with cedar, and painted with vermilion.
Jer 22:15 Shall you reign, because you strive to excel in cedar? Didn't your father eat and drink, and do justice and righteousness? then it was well with him.
Jer 22:16 He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well. Wasn't this to know me? says Yahweh.
Jer 22:17 But your eyes and your heart are not but for your covetousness, and for shedding innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do it.
Jer 22:18 Therefore thus says Yahweh concerning Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah: they shall not lament for him, saying, Ah my brother! or, Ah sister! They shall not lament for him, saying Ah lord! or, Ah his glory!
Jer 22:19 He shall be buried with the burial of a donkey, drawn and cast forth beyond the gates of Jerusalem.
Jer 22:20 Go up to Lebanon, and cry; and lift up your voice in Bashan, and cry from Abarim; for all your lovers are destroyed.
Jer 22:21 I spoke to you in your prosperity; but you said, I will not hear. This has been your manner from your youth, that you didn't obey my voice.
Jer 22:22 The wind shall feed all your shepherds, and your lovers shall go into captivity: surely then you will be ashamed and confounded for all your wickedness.
Jer 22:23 Inhabitant of Lebanon, who makes your nest in the cedars, how greatly to be pitied you will be when pangs come on you, the pain as of a woman in travail!
Jer 22:24 As I live, says Yahweh, though Coniah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah were the signet on my right hand, yet would I pluck you there;
Jer 22:25 and I will give you into the hand of those who seek your life, and into the hand of them of whom you are afraid, even into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of the Chaldeans.
Jer 22:26 I will cast you out, and your mother who bore you, into another country, where you were not born; and there you will die.
Jer 22:27 But to the land whereunto their soul longs to return, there shall they not return.
Jer 22:28 Is this man Coniah a despised broken vessel? is he a vessel in which none delights? why are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into the land which they don't know?
Jer 22:29 O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of Yahweh.
Jer 22:30 Thus says Yahweh, Write you this man childless, a man who shall not prosper in his days; for no more shall a man of his seed prosper, sitting on the throne of David, and ruling in Judah.
Jer 23:1 Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! says Yahweh.
Jer 23:2 Therefore thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, against the shepherds who feed my people: You have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them; behold, I will visit on you the evil of your doings, says Yahweh.
Jer 23:3 I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and multiply.
Jer 23:4 I will set up shepherds over them, who shall feed them; and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall any be lacking, says Yahweh.
Jer 23:5 Behold, the days come, says Yahweh, that I will raise to David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.
Jer 23:6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely; and this is his name by which he shall be called: Yahweh our righteousness.
Jer 23:7 Therefore, behold, the days come, says Yahweh, that they shall no more say, As Yahweh lives, who brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;
Jer 23:8 but, As Yahweh lives, who brought up and who led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all the countries where I had driven them. They shall dwell in their own land.
Jer 23:9 Concerning the prophets. My heart within me is broken, all my bones shake; I am like a drunken man, and like a man whom wine has overcome, because of Yahweh, and because of his holy words.
Jer 23:10 For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing the land mourns; the pastures of the wilderness are dried up. Their course is evil, and their might is not right;
Jer 23:11 for both prophet and priest are profane; yes, in my house have I found their wickedness, says Yahweh.
Jer 23:12 Therefore their way shall be to them as slippery places in the darkness: they shall be driven on, and fall therein; for I will bring evil on them, even the year of their visitation, says Yahweh.
Jer 23:13 I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied by Baal, and caused my people Israel to err.
Jer 23:14 In the prophets of Jerusalem also I have seen a horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies; and they strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that none does return from his wickedness: they are all of them become to me as Sodom, and its inhabitants as Gomorrah.
Jer 23:15 Therefore thus says Yahweh of Armies concerning the prophets: Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall; for from the prophets of Jerusalem is ungodliness gone forth into all the land.
Jer 23:16 Thus says Yahweh of Armies, Don't listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you: they teach you vanity; they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of Yahweh.
Jer 23:17 They say continually to those who despise me, Yahweh has said, You shall have peace; and to everyone who walks in the stubbornness of his own heart they say, No evil shall come on you.
Jer 23:18 For who has stood in the council of Yahweh, that he should perceive and hear his word? who has marked my word, and heard it?
Jer 23:19 Behold, the storm of Yahweh, even his wrath, is gone forth, yes, a whirling storm: it shall burst on the head of the wicked.
Jer 23:20 The anger of Yahweh shall not return, until he has executed, and until he have performed the intents of his heart: in the latter days you shall understand it perfectly.
Jer 23:21 I sent not these prophets, yet they ran: I didn't speak to them, yet they prophesied.
Jer 23:22 But if they had stood in my council, then had they caused my people to hear my words, and had turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.
Jer 23:23 Am I a God at hand, says Yahweh, and not a God afar off?
Jer 23:24 Can any hide himself in secret places so that I shall not see him? says Yahweh. Don't I fill heaven and earth? says Yahweh.
Jer 23:25 I have heard what the prophets have said, who prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.
Jer 23:26 How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies, even the prophets of the deceit of their own heart?
Jer 23:27 who think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbor, as their fathers forgot my name for Baal.
Jer 23:28 The prophet who has a dream, let him tell a dream; and he who has my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the straw to the wheat? says Yahweh.
Jer 23:29 Isn't my word like fire? says Yahweh; and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?
Jer 23:30 Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, says Yahweh, who steal my words everyone from his neighbor.
Jer 23:31 Behold, I am against the prophets, says Yahweh, who use their tongues, and say, He says.
Jer 23:32 Behold, I am against those who prophesy lying dreams, says Yahweh, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their vain boasting: yet I didn't send them, nor commanded them; neither do they profit this people at all, says Yahweh.
Jer 23:33 When this people, or the prophet, or a priest, shall ask you, saying, What is the burden of Yahweh? then you shall tell them, What burden! I will cast you off, says Yahweh.
Jer 23:34 As for the prophet, and the priest, and the people, who shall say, The burden of Yahweh, I will even punish that man and his house.
Jer 23:35 You shall say everyone to his neighbor, and everyone to his brother, What has Yahweh answered? and, What has Yahweh spoken?
Jer 23:36 You shall mention the burden of Yahweh no more: for every man's own word shall be his burden; for you have perverted the words of the living God, of Yahweh of Armies our God.
Jer 23:37 You shall say to the prophet, What has Yahweh answered you? and, What has Yahweh spoken?
Jer 23:38 But if you say, The burden of Yahweh; therefore thus says Yahweh: Because you say this word, The burden of Yahweh, and I have sent to you, saying, You shall not say, The burden of Yahweh;
Jer 23:39 therefore, behold, I will utterly forget you, and I will cast you off, and the city that I gave to you and to your fathers, away from my presence:
Jer 23:40 and I will bring an everlasting reproach on you, and a perpetual shame, which shall not be forgotten.
Jer 24:1 Yahweh showed me, and behold, two baskets of figs set before the temple of Yahweh, after that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had carried away captive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, and the princes of Judah, with the craftsmen and smiths, from Jerusalem, and had brought them to Babylon.
Jer 24:2 One basket had very good figs, like the figs that are first-ripe; and the other basket had very bad figs, which could not be eaten, they were so bad.
Jer 24:3 Then said Yahweh to me, What see you, Jeremiah? I said, Figs; the good figs, very good; and the bad, very bad, that can't be eaten, they are so bad.
Jer 24:4 The word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
Jer 24:5 Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel: Like these good figs, so will I regard the captives of Judah, whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans, for good.
Jer 24:6 For I will set my eyes on them for good, and I will bring them again to this land: and I will build them, and not pull them down; and I will plant them, and not pluck them up.
Jer 24:7 I will give them a heart to know me, that I am Yahweh: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God; for they shall return to me with their whole heart.
Jer 24:8 As the bad figs, which can't be eaten, they are so bad, surely thus says Yahweh, So will I give up Zedekiah the king of Judah, and his princes, and the residue of Jerusalem, who remain in this land, and those who dwell in the land of Egypt,
Jer 24:9 I will even give them up to be tossed back and forth among all the kingdoms of the earth for evil; to be a reproach and a proverb, a taunt and a curse, in all places where I shall drive them.
Jer 24:10 I will send the sword, the famine, and the pestilence, among them, until they be consumed from off the land that I gave to them and to their fathers.
Jer 25:1 The word that came to Jeremiah concerning all the people of Judah, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah (the same was the first year of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon),
Jer 25:2 which Jeremiah the prophet spoke to all the people of Judah, and to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying:
Jer 25:3 From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah, even to this day, these twenty-three years, the word of Yahweh has come to me, and I have spoken to you, rising up early and speaking; but you have not listened.
Jer 25:4 Yahweh has sent to you all his servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them (but you have not listened, nor inclined your ear to hear)
Jer 25:5 saying, Return now everyone from his evil way, and from the evil of your doings, and dwell in the land that Yahweh has given to you and to your fathers, from of old and even forevermore;
Jer 25:6 and don't go after other gods to serve them or worship them, and don't provoke me to anger with the work of your hands; and I will do you no harm.
Jer 25:7 Yet you have not listened to me, says Yahweh; that you may provoke me to anger with the work of your hands to your own hurt.
Jer 25:8 Therefore thus says Yahweh of Armies: Because you have not heard my words,
Jer 25:9 behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, says Yahweh, and I will send to Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and will bring them against this land, and against its inhabitants, and against all these nations around; and I will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, and a hissing, and perpetual desolations.
Jer 25:10 Moreover I will take from them the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones, and the light of the lamp.
Jer 25:11 This whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.
Jer 25:12 It shall happen, when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, says Yahweh, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans; and I will make it desolate forever.
Jer 25:13 I will bring on that land all my words which I have pronounced against it, even all that is written in this book, which Jeremiah has prophesied against all the nations.
Jer 25:14 For many nations and great kings shall make bondservants of them, even of them; and I will recompense them according to their deeds, and according to the work of their hands.
Jer 25:15 For thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, to me: take this cup of the wine of wrath at my hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send you, to drink it.
Jer 25:16 They shall drink, and reel back and forth, and be mad, because of the sword that I will send among them.
Jer 25:17 Then took I the cup at Yahweh's hand, and made all the nations to drink, to whom Yahweh had sent me:
Jer 25:18 to wit, Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah, and its kings, and its princes, to make them a desolation, an astonishment, a hissing, and a curse, as it is this day;
Jer 25:19 Pharaoh king of Egypt, and his servants, and his princes, and all his people;
Jer 25:20 and all the mixed people, and all the kings of the land of the Uz, and all the kings of the Philistines, and Ashkelon, and Gaza, and Ekron, and the remnant of Ashdod;
Jer 25:21 Edom, and Moab, and the children of Ammon;
Jer 25:22 and all the kings of Tyre, and all the kings of Sidon, and the kings of the isle which is beyond the sea;
Jer 25:23 Dedan, and Tema, and Buz, and all who have the corners of their hair cut off;
Jer 25:24 and all the kings of Arabia, and all the kings of the mixed people who dwell in the wilderness;
Jer 25:25 and all the kings of Zimri, and all the kings of Elam, and all the kings of the Medes;
Jer 25:26 and all the kings of the north, far and near, one with another; and all the kingdoms of the world, which are on the surface of the earth: and the king of Sheshach shall drink after them.
Jer 25:27 You shall tell them, Thus says Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel: Drink you, and be drunken, and spew, and fall, and rise no more, because of the sword which I will send among you.
Jer 25:28 It shall be, if they refuse to take the cup at your hand to drink, then you shall tell them, Thus says Yahweh of Armies: You shall surely drink.
Jer 25:29 For, behold, I begin to work evil at the city which is called by my name; and should you be utterly unpunished? You shall not be unpunished; for I will call for a sword on all the inhabitants of the earth, says Yahweh of Armies.
Jer 25:30 Therefore prophesy you against them all these words, and tell them, Yahweh will roar from on high, and utter his voice from his holy habitation; he will mightily roar against his fold; he will give a shout, as those who tread the grapes, against all the inhabitants of the earth.
Jer 25:31 A noise shall come even to the end of the earth; for Yahweh has a controversy with the nations; he will enter into judgment with all flesh: as for the wicked, he will give them to the sword, says Yahweh.
Jer 25:32 Thus says Yahweh of Armies, Behold, evil shall go forth from nation to nation, and a great storm shall be raised up from the uttermost parts of the earth.
Jer 25:33 The slain of Yahweh shall be at that day from one end of the earth even to the other end of the earth: they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung on the surface of the ground.
Jer 25:34 Wail, you shepherds, and cry; and wallow in ashes, you principal of the flock; for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are fully come, and you shall fall like a goodly vessel.
Jer 25:35 The shepherds shall have no way to flee, nor the principal of the flock to escape.
Jer 25:36 A voice of the cry of the shepherds, and the wailing of the principal of the flock! for Yahweh lays waste their pasture.
Jer 25:37 The peaceable folds are brought to silence because of the fierce anger of Yahweh.
Jer 25:38 He has left his covert, as the lion; for their land is become an astonishment because of the fierceness of the oppressing sword, and because of his fierce anger.




 
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Jeremiah
 
Jeremiah 22 1
Thus said Yahweh: Go down to the house of the king of Judah, and speak there this word,
Thus saith Jehovah: Go down to the house of the king of Judah, and speak there this word,
Thus said Jehovah, `Go down [to] the house of the king of Judah, and thou hast
spoken there this word, and hast said,

Jeremiah 22 2
Say, Hear the word of Yahweh, king of Judah, who sits on the throne of David, you, and your servants, and your people who enter in by these gates.
and say, Hear the word of Jehovah, O king of Judah, that sittest upon the throne of David,
thou, and thy servants, and thy people who enter in through these gates.
Hear a word of Jehovah, O king of Judah, who art sitting on the throne of David,
thou, and thy servants, and thy people, who are coming in at these gates,
Jeremiah 22 3
Thus says Yahweh: Execute you justice and righteousness, and deliver him who is robbed out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence, to the sojourner, the fatherless, nor the widow; neither shed innocent blood in this place.
Thus saith Jehovah: Execute judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of
the hand of the oppressor; and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless,
or the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place.
Thus said Jehovah: Do ye judgment and righteousness, And deliver the plundered
from the hand of the oppressor, And sojourner, orphan, and widow, ye do not
oppress nor wrong, And innocent blood ye do not shed in this place.
Jeremiah 22 4
For if you do this thing indeed, then shall there enter in by the gates of this house kings sitting on the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, he, and his servants, and his people.
For if ye do this thing indeed, then shall there enter in through the gates of this house
kings sitting in the place of David upon his throne, riding in chariots and on horses, --
he, and his servants, and his people.
For, if ye certainly do this thing, Then come in by the gates of this house Have
kings sitting for David on his throne, Riding on chariot, and on horses, He, and
his servants, and his people.
Jeremiah 22 5
But if you will not hear these words, I swear by myself, says Yahweh, that this house shall become a desolation.
But if ye will not hear these words, I have sworn by myself, saith Jehovah, that this house
shall become a waste.
And if ye do not hear these words, By myself I have sworn -- an affirmation of
Jehovah, That this house is for a desolation.
Jeremiah 22 6
For thus says Yahweh concerning the house of the king of Judah: You are Gilead to me, [and] the head of Lebanon; [yet] surely I will make you a wilderness, [and] cities which are not inhabited.
For thus saith Jehovah concerning the house of the king of Judah: Thou art a Gilead unto
me, the summit of Lebanon: verily I will make thee a wilderness, cities not inhabited.
For thus said Jehovah, Concerning the house of the king of Judah: Gilead [art] thou
to Me -- head of Lebanon, If not -- I make thee a wilderness, Cities not inhabited.
Jeremiah 22 7
I will prepare destroyers against you, everyone with his weapons; and they shall cut down your choice cedars, and cast them into the fire.
And I will prepare destroyers against thee, every one with his weapons; and they shall
cut down the choice of thy cedars, and cast [them] into the fire.
And I have separated for thee destroyers, Each with his weapons, And they have
cut down the choice of thy cedars, And have cast them on the fire.
Jeremiah 22 8
Many nations shall pass by this city, and they shall say every man to his neighbor, Why has
Yahweh done thus to this great city?
And many nations shall pass by this city, and they shall say every man to his neighbour,
Wherefore hath Jehovah done thus unto this great city?
And many nations have passed by this city, And they have said, each to his
neighbour, For what hath Jehovah done thus to this great city?
Jeremiah 22 9
Then they shall answer, Because they forsook the covenant of Yahweh their God, and worshipped other gods, and served them.
And they shall say, Because they have forsaken the covenant of Jehovah their God, and
worshipped other gods, and served them.
And they have said, `Because that they have forsaken The covenant of Jehovah
their God, And bow themselves to other gods, and serve them.`
Jeremiah 22 10
Don`t you weep for the dead, neither bemoan him; but weep sore for him who goes away; for he shall return no more, nor see his native country.
Weep not for the dead, neither bemoan him; [but] weep sore for him that goeth away, for
he shall return no more, nor see his native country.
Ye do not weep for the dead, nor bemoan for him, Weep ye sore for the traveller,
For he doth not return again, Nor hath he seen the land of his birth.
Jeremiah 22 11
For thus says Yahweh touching Shallum the son of Josiah, king of Judah, who reigned instead of Josiah his father, [and] who went forth out of this place: He shall not return there any more.
For thus saith Jehovah concerning Shallum the son of Josiah, the king of Judah, who
reigned instead of Josiah his father, who went forth out of this place: He shall not return
thither any more;
For thus said Jehovah concerning Shallum son of Josiah king of Judah, who is
reigning instead of Josiah his father, who hath gone forth from this place: He doth
not turn back hither again;
Jeremiah 22 12
But in the place where they have led him captive, there shall he die, and he shall see this land no more.
for he shall die in the place whither they have led him captive, and shall see this land no
more.
For in the place whither they have removed him he dieth, And this land he doth not see again.
Jeremiah 22 13
Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by injustice; who uses his neighbor`s service without wages, and doesn`t give him his hire;
Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness, and his upper chambers by
injustice; that taketh his neighbour`s service without wages, and giveth him not his
earning;
Wo to him who is building his house by unrighteousness, And his upper chambers
by injustice, On his neighbour he layeth service for nought, And his wage he doth
not give to him.
Jeremiah 22 14
who says, I will build me a wide house and spacious chambers, and cuts him out windows; and it is ceiling with cedar, and painted with vermilion.
that saith, I will build me a wide house, and spacious upper chambers; and he cutteth out
for himself windows; and it is wainscoted with cedar, and painted with vermilion.
Who is saying, `I build for myself a large house, And airy upper chambers,` And he
hath cut out for himself its windows, Ceiled with cedar, and painted with
vermillion.
Jeremiah 22 15
Shall you reign, because you strive to excel in cedar? Didn`t your father eat and drink, and do justice and righteousness? then it was well with him.
Shalt thou reign, because thou viest with the cedar? Did not thy father eat and drink,
and do judgment and justice? Then it was well with him.
Dost thou reign, because thou art fretting thyself in cedar? Thy father -- did he
not eat and drink? Yea, he did judgment and righteousness, Then [it is] well with
him.
Jeremiah 22 16
He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well. Wasn`t this to know me? says
Yahweh.
He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well. Was not this to know me?
saith Jehovah.
He decided the cause of the poor and needy, Then [it is] well -- is it not to know
Me? An affirmation of Jehovah.
Jeremiah 22 17
But your eyes and your heart are not but for your covetousness, and for shedding innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do it.
But thine eyes and thy heart are only on thine extortion, and on the blood of the
innocent, to shed it, and on oppression and on violence, to do it.
But thine eyes and thy heart are not, Except on thy dishonest gain, And on
shedding of innocent blood, And on oppression, and on doing of violence.
Jeremiah 22 18
Therefore thus says Yahweh concerning Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah: they shall not lament for him, [saying], Ah my brother! or, Ah sister! They shall not lament for him, [saying] Ah lord! or, Ah his glory!
Therefore thus saith Jehovah concerning Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, the king of Judah:
They shall not lament for him, Ah, my brother! or, Ah, sister! They shall not lament for
him, Ah, lord! or Ah, his glory!
Therefore, thus said Jehovah concerning Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah:
They do not lament for him, Ah, my brother, and Ah, sister, They do not lament for
him, Ah, lord, and Ah, his honour.
Jeremiah 22 19
He shall be buried with the burial of a donkey, drawn and cast forth beyond the gates of
Jerusalem.
He shall be buried with the burial of an ass, dragged along and cast forth beyond the
gates of Jerusalem.
The burial of an ass -- he is buried, Dragged and cast out thence to the gates of
Jerusalem.
Jeremiah 22 20
Go up to Lebanon, and cry; and lift up your voice in Bashan, and cry from Abarim; for all your lovers are destroyed.
Go up to Lebanon, and cry; and give forth thy voice in Bashan, and cry from [the heights
of] Abarim: for all thy lovers are destroyed.
Go up to Lebanon, and cry, And in Bashan give forth thy voice, And cry from
Abarim, For destroyed have been all loving thee.
Jeremiah 22 21
I spoke to you in your prosperity; but you said, I will not hear. This has been your manner from your youth, that you didn`t obey my voice.
I spoke unto thee in thy prosperity; [but] thou saidst, I will not hear. This hath been thy
way from thy youth, that thou hearkenedst not unto my voice.
I have spoken unto thee in thine ease, Thou hast said, `I do not hearken,` This [is]
thy way from thy youth, For thou hast not hearkened to My voice.
Jeremiah 22 22
The wind shall feed all your shepherds, and your lovers shall go into captivity: surely then shall you be ashamed and confounded for all your wickedness.
The wind shall feed on all thy shepherds, and thy lovers shall go into captivity; surely,
then shalt thou be ashamed and confounded for all thy wickedness.
All thy friends consume doth wind, And thy lovers into captivity do go, Surely
then thou art ashamed, And hast blushed for all thy wickedness.
Jeremiah 22 23
Inhabitant of Lebanon, who makes your nest in the cedars, how greatly to be pitied shall you be when pangs come on you, the pain as of a woman in travail!
Thou inhabitress of Lebanon, that makest thy nest in the cedars, how pitiful shalt thou be
when pangs come upon thee, pain as of a woman in travail!
O dweller in Lebanon, making a nest among cedars, How gracious hast thou been
when pangs come to thee, Pain -- as of a travailing woman.
Jeremiah 22 24
As I live, says Yahweh, though Coniah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah were the signet on my right hand, yet would I pluck you there;
[As] I live, saith Jehovah, though Coniah the son of Jehoiakim, the king of Judah, were a
signet upon my right hand, yet will I pluck thee thence;
I live -- an affirmation of Jehovah, Though Coniah son of Jehoiakim king of Judah
Were a seal on My right hand, Surely thence I draw thee away,
Jeremiah 22 25
and I will give you into the hand of those who seek your life, and into the hand of them of whom you are afraid, even into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of the Chaldeans.
and I will give thee into the hand of them that seek thy life, and into the hand of them
before whom thou art afraid, even into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and
into the hand of the Chaldeans.
And I have given thee into the hand of those seeking thy life, And into hands of
which thou art afraid, Into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, And into
the hand of the Chaldeans.
Jeremiah 22 26
I will cast you out, and your mother who bore you, into another country, where you were not born; and there shall you die.
And I will cast thee out, and thy mother that bare thee, into another country, where ye
were not born; and there shall ye die.
And I have cast thee, And thy mother who bore thee, unto another country, Where
ye were not born, and there do ye die.
Jeremiah 22 27
But to the land whereunto their soul longs to return, there shall they not return.
And into the land whereunto they lift up their souls to return, thither shall they not
return.
And to the land whither they are lifting up their soul to return, Thither they do
not return.
Jeremiah 22 28
Is this man Coniah a despised broken vessel? is he a vessel in which none delights? why are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into the land which they don`t know?
Is this man Coniah a despised broken vase? a vessel wherein is no delight? Wherefore are
they thrown out, he and his seed, and are cast into a land which they know not?
A grief -- a despised broken thing -- is this man Coniah? A vessel in which there
is no pleasure? Wherefore have they been cast up and down, He and his seed, Yea,
they were cast on to a land that they knew not?
Jeremiah 22 29
O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of Yahweh.
O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of Jehovah!
Earth, earth, earth, hear a word of Jehovah,
Jeremiah 22 30
Thus says Yahweh, Write you this man childless, a man who shall not prosper in his days; for no more shall a man of his seed prosper, sitting on the throne of David, and ruling in Judah.
Thus saith Jehovah: Write this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days; for
no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more
in Judah.
Thus said Jehovah: Write ye this man childless, A man -- he doth not prosper in his
days, For none of his seed doth prosper, Sitting on the throne of David, And
ruling again in Judah!
Jeremiah 23 1
Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! says Yahweh.
Woe unto the shepherds that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith Jehovah.
Wo to shepherds destroying, And scattering the flock of My pasture, An
affirmation of Jehovah.
Jeremiah 23 2
Therefore thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, against the shepherds who feed my people: You have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them; behold, I will visit on you the evil of your doings, says Yahweh.
Therefore thus saith Jehovah the God of Israel concerning the shepherds that feed my
people: Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them:
behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith Jehovah.
Therefore, thus said Jehovah, God of Israel, Against the shepherds who feed My
people, Ye have scattered My flock, and drive them away, And have not inspected
them, Lo, I am charging on you the evil of your doings, An affirmation of Jehovah.
Jeremiah 23 3
I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and multiply.
And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven
them, and will bring them again to their pastures; and they shall be fruitful and shall
multiply.
And I do gather the remnant of My flock Out of all the lands whither I drove them,
And have brought them back unto their fold, And they have been fruitful, and
multiplied.
Jeremiah 23 4
I will set up shepherds over them, who shall feed them; and they shall fear no more, nor be
dismayed, neither shall any be lacking, says Yahweh.
And I will raise up shepherds over them, who shall feed them; and they shall fear no more,
nor be dismayed, neither shall any be missing, saith Jehovah.
And I have raised for them shepherds, And they have fed them, And they fear no
more, nor are affrighted, Nor are they lacking -- an affirmation of Jehovah.
Jeremiah 23 5
Behold, the days come, says Yahweh, that I will raise to David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.
Behold, the days come, saith Jehovah, when I will raise unto David a righteous Branch,
who shall reign as king, and act wisely, and shall execute judgment and righteousness in
the land.
Lo, days are coming -- an affirmation of Jehovah, And I have raised to David a
righteous shoot, And a king hath reigned and acted wisely, And done judgment
and righteousness in the earth.
Jeremiah 23 6
In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely; and this is his name whereby he shall be called: Yahweh our righteousness.
In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell in safety; and this is his name
whereby he shall be called, Jehovah our Righteousness.
In his days is Judah saved, and Israel dwelleth confidently, And this his name that
Jehovah proclaimeth him, `Our Righteousness.`
Jeremiah 23 7
Therefore, behold, the days come, says Yahweh, that they shall no more say, As Yahweh lives, who brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;
Therefore behold, days are coming, saith Jehovah, that they shall no more say, [As]
Jehovah liveth, who brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;
Therefore, lo, days are coming, An affirmation of Jehovah, And they do not say any
more, Jehovah liveth who brought up The sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt,
Jeremiah 23 8
but, As Yahweh lives, who brought up and who led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all the countries where I had driven them. They shall dwell in their own land.
but, [As] Jehovah liveth, who brought up and who led back the seed of the house of Israel
out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them. And they
shall dwell in their own land.
But -- Jehovah liveth, who brought up, And who brought in, the seed of the house
of Israel, From the land of the north, And from all the lands whither I drove them,
And they have dwelt on their own ground!
Jeremiah 23 9
Concerning the prophets. My heart within me is broken, all my bones shake; I am like a drunken man, and like a man whom wine has overcome, because of Yahweh, and because of his holy words.
Concerning the prophets: My heart within me is broken; all my bones shake; I am like a
drunken man, and like a man whom wine hath overcome; because of Jehovah, and because
of the words of his holiness.
In reference to the prophets: Broken hath been my heart in my midst, Fluttered
have all my bones, I have been as a man -- a drunkard, And as a man -- wine hath
passed over him, Because of Jehovah, and of His holy words.
Jeremiah 23 10
For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing the land mourns; the pastures of the wilderness are dried up. Their course is evil, and their might is not right;
For the land is full of adulterers; for because of execration the land mourneth. The
pastures of the wilderness are dried up; for their course is evil, and their force is not
right.
For of adulterers hath the land been full, For because of these hath the land
mourned, Dried up hath been the pleasant places of the wilderness, And their
course is evil, and their might -- not right.
Jeremiah 23 11
for both prophet and priest are profane; yes, in my house have I found their wickedness, says Yahweh.
For both prophet and priest are profane: even in my house have I found their wickedness,
saith Jehovah.
For both prophet and priest have been profane, Yea, in My house I found their
wickedness, An affirmation of Jehovah.
Jeremiah 23 12
Therefore their way shall be to them as slippery places in the darkness: they shall be driven on, and fall therein; for I will bring evil on them, even the year of their visitation, says Yahweh.
Therefore their way shall be unto them as slippery places in the darkness; they shall be
driven on, and fall therein: for I will bring evil upon them in the year of their visitation,
saith Jehovah.
Therefore is their way to them as slippery places, Into thick darkness they are
driven, And they have fallen in it, For I bring in against them evil, The year of
their inspection, An affirmation of Jehovah.
Jeremiah 23 13
I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied by Baal, and caused my people
Israel to err.
And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria: they prophesied by Baal, and caused my
people Israel to err.
And in prophets of Samaria I have seen folly, They have prophesied by Baal, And
cause my people -- Israel -- to err.
Jeremiah 23 14
In the prophets of Jerusalem also I have seen a horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies; and they strengthen the hands of evil-doers, so that none does return from his wickedness: they are all of them become to me as Sodom, and the inhabitants of it as Gomorrah.
And in the prophets of Jerusalem have I seen a horrible thing: they commit adultery, and
walk in falsehood, and strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that none doth return from
his wickedness. They are all become unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as
Gomorrah.
And in prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a horrible thing, Committing adultery,
and walking falsely, Yea, they strengthened the hands of evil doers, So that they
have not turned back Each from his wickedness, They have been to me -- all of
them -- as Sodom, And its inhabitants as Gomorrah.
Jeremiah 23 15
Therefore thus says Yahweh of Hosts concerning the prophets: Behold, I will feed them with
wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall; for from the prophets of Jerusalem is
ungodliness gone forth into all the land.
Therefore thus saith Jehovah of hosts concerning the prophets: Behold, I will feed them
with wormwood, and make them drink water of gall; for from the prophets of Jerusalem
is profaneness gone forth into all the land.
Therefore, thus said Jehovah of Hosts, concerning the prophets: Lo, I am causing
them to eat wormwood, And have caused them to drink water of gall, For, from
prophets of Jerusalem Hath profanity gone forth to all the land.
Jeremiah 23 16
Thus says Yahweh of Hosts, Don`t listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you: they teach you vanity; they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of Yahweh.
Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy
unto you: they lead you to vanity; they speak a vision of their own heart, not out of the
mouth of Jehovah.
Thus said Jehovah of Hosts: Ye do not hearken unto the words Of the prophets who
are prophesying to you, They are making you vain things, A vision of their own
heart they speak, Not from the mouth of Jehovah.
Jeremiah 23 17
They say continually to those who despise me, Yahweh has said, You shall have peace; and to everyone who walks in the stubbornness of his own heart they say, No evil shall come on you.
They say constantly unto them that despise me, Jehovah hath said, Ye shall have peace.
And they say unto every one that walketh in the stubbornness of his heart, No evil shall
come upon you.
Saying diligently to those despising The word of Jehovah: Peace is for you, And
[to] every one walking in the stubbornness of his heart they have said: Evil doth
not come in unto you.
Jeremiah 23 18
For who has stood in the council of Yahweh, that he should perceive and hear his word? who has marked my word, and heard it?
For who hath stood in the council of Jehovah, so that he hath perceived and heard his
word? who hath hearkened to his word and listened?
For who hath stood in the counsel of Jehovah, And seeth and heareth His word?
Who hath regarded My word, and hearkeneth?
Jeremiah 23 19
Behold, the tempest of Yahweh, [even his] wrath, is gone forth, yes, a whirling tempest: it shall burst on the head of the wicked.
Behold, a tempest of Jehovah, fury is gone forth, yea, a whirling storm: it shall whirl
down upon the head of the wicked.
Lo, a whirlwind of Jehovah -- Fury hath gone out, even a piercing whirlwind, On
the head of the wicked it stayeth.
Jeremiah 23 20
The anger of Yahweh shall not return, until he has executed, and until he have performed the intents of his heart: in the latter days you shall understand it perfectly.
The anger of Jehovah shall not return, until he have executed, and until he have
performed the purposes of his heart: at the end of the days ye shall understand it clearly.
The anger of Jehovah doth not turn back Till His doing, and till His establishing,
The thoughts of His heart, In the latter end of the days ye attend to it With
understanding.
Jeremiah 23 21
I sent not these prophets, yet they ran: I didn`t speak to them, yet they prophesied.
I did not send the prophets, yet they ran; I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.
I have not sent the prophets, and they have run, I have not spoken unto them, and
they have prophesied.
Jeremiah 23 22
But if they had stood in my council, then had they caused my people to hear my words, and had turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.
But if they had stood in my council, and had caused my people to hear my words, then
would they have turned them from their evil way and from the wickedness of their
doings.
But -- if they stood in My counsel, Then they cause My people to hear My words,
And they turn them back from their evil way, And from the evil of their doings.
Jeremiah 23 23
Am I a God at hand, says Yahweh, and not a God afar off?
Am I a God at hand, saith Jehovah, and not a God afar off?
A God near [am] I -- an affirmation of Jehovah, And not a God afar off?
Jeremiah 23 24
Can any hide himself in secret places so that I shall not see him? says Yahweh. Don`t I fill heaven and earth? says Yahweh.
Can any hide himself in secret places, that I shall not see him? saith Jehovah. Do not I fill
the heavens and the earth? saith Jehovah.
Is any one hidden in secret places, And I see him not? an affirmation of Jehovah,
Do not I fill the heavens and the earth? An affirmation of Jehovah.
Jeremiah 23 25
I have heard what the prophets have said, who prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.
I have heard what the prophets say, who prophesy falsehood in my name, saying, I have
dreamed, I have dreamed.
I have heard that which the prophets said, Who prophesy in My name falsehood,
saying, `I have dreamed, I have dreamed.`
Jeremiah 23 26
How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies, even the prophets of the deceit of their own heart?
How long shall [this] be in the heart of the prophets who prophesy falsehood, and who are
prophets of the deceit of their own heart?
Till when is it in the heart of the prophets? The prophets of falsehood, Yea,
prophets of the deceit of their heart,
Jeremiah 23 27
who think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbor, as their fathers forgot my name for Baal.
who think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they tell every
man to his neighbour: as their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal.
Who are devising to cause My people To forget My name by their dreams, That
they recount each to his neighbour, As their fathers forgot my name for Baal.
Jeremiah 23 28
The prophet who has a dream, let him tell a dream; and he who has my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the straw to the wheat? says Yahweh.
The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell the dream; and he that hath my word, let him
speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? saith Jehovah.
The prophet with whom [is] a dream, Let him recount the dream, And he with
whom [is] My word, Let him truly speak My word. What -- to the straw with the
corn? An affirmation of Jehovah.
Jeremiah 23 29
Isn`t my word like fire? says Yahweh; and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?
Is not my word like a fire, saith Jehovah; and like a hammer [that] breaketh the rock in
pieces?
Is it not thus? My word [is] as a fire, An affirmation of Jehovah. And as a hammer --
it breaketh in pieces a rock.
Jeremiah 23 30
Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, says Yahweh, who steal my words everyone from his neighbor.
Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith Jehovah, that steal my words every one
from his neighbour.
Therefore, lo, I [am] against the prophets, An affirmation of Jehovah, Stealing My
words each from his neighbour.
Jeremiah 23 31
Behold, I am against the prophets, says Yahweh, who use their tongues, and say, He says.
Behold, I am against the prophets, saith Jehovah, that use their tongues, and say, He hath
said.
Lo, I [am] against the prophets, An affirmation of Jehovah, Who are making smooth
their tongue, And they affirm -- an affirmation.
Jeremiah 23 32
Behold, I am against those who prophesy lying dreams, says Yahweh, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their vain boasting: yet I didn`t send them, nor
commanded them; neither do they profit this people at all, says Yahweh.
Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith Jehovah, and that tell them,
and cause my people to err by their lies and by their boasting; and I have not sent them,
nor commanded them; and they profit not this people at all, saith Jehovah.
Lo, I [am] against the prophets of false dreams, An affirmation of Jehovah, And they
recount them, and cause my people to err, By their falsehoods, and by their
instability, And I -- I have not sent them, Nor have I commanded them, And they
are not at all profitable to this people, An affirmation of Jehovah.
Jeremiah 23 33
When this people, or the prophet, or a priest, shall ask you, saying, What is the burden of
Yahweh? then shall you tell them, What burden! I will cast you off, says Yahweh.
And when this people, or a prophet, or a priest, ask thee, saying, What is the burden of
Jehovah? thou shalt then say unto them, What burden? I will even cast you off, saith
Jehovah.
And when this people, or the prophet, Or a priest, doth ask thee, saying, What [is]
the burden of Jehovah? Then thou hast said unto them: Ye [are] the burden, and I
have left you, An affirmation of Jehovah.
Jeremiah 23 34
As for the prophet, and the priest, and the people, who shall say, The burden of Yahweh, I will even punish that man and his house.
And as for the prophet, and the priest, and the people, that shall say, The burden of
Jehovah, I will even punish that man and his house.
And the prophet, and the priest, and the people, That saith, The burden of
Jehovah, I have seen after that man, and after his house.
Jeremiah 23 35
Thus shall you say everyone to his neighbor, and everyone to his brother, What has Yahweh
answered? and, What has Yahweh spoken?
Thus shall ye say every one to his neighbour, and every one to his brother: What hath
Jehovah answered? and, What hath Jehovah spoken?
Thus do ye say each unto his neighbour, And each unto his brother: What hath
Jehovah answered? And what hath Jehovah spoken?
Jeremiah 23 36
The burden of Yahweh shall you mention no more: for every man`s own word shall be his burden; for you have perverted the words of the living God, of Yahweh of Hosts our God.
And the burden of Jehovah shall ye mention no more; for every man`s own word shall be
his burden: for ye have perverted the words of the living God, of Jehovah of hosts, our God.
And the burden of Jehovah ye do not mention any more, For the burden to each is -
- His word, And ye have overturned the words of the living God, Jehovah of Hosts,
our God.
Jeremiah 23 37
Thus shall you say to the prophet, What has Yahweh answered you? and, What has Yahweh spoken?
Thus shalt thou say to the prophet: What hath Jehovah answered thee? and, What hath
Jehovah spoken?
Thus dost thou say unto the prophet What hath Jehovah answered thee? And what
hath Jehovah spoken?
Jeremiah 23 38
But if you say, The burden of Yahweh; therefore thus says Yahweh: Because you say this word, The burden of Yahweh, and I have sent to you, saying, You shall not say, The burden of Yahweh;
But since ye say, The burden of Jehovah, therefore thus saith Jehovah: Because ye say this
word, The burden of Jehovah, and I have sent unto you, saying, Ye shall not say, The
burden of Jehovah;
And if the burden of Jehovah ye say, Therefore thus said Jehovah: Because of your
saying this word, The burden of Jehovah, And I do send unto you, saying, Ye do not
say, The burden of Jehovah.
Jeremiah 23 39
therefore, behold, I will utterly forget you, and I will cast you off, and the city that I gave to you and to your fathers, away from my presence:
therefore behold, I will utterly forget you, and I will cast you off, far from my face, and
the city that I gave to you and to your fathers.
Therefore, lo, I -- I have taken you utterly away, And I have sent you out, And the
city that I gave to you, And to your fathers, from before My face,
Jeremiah 23 40
and I will bring an everlasting reproach on you, and a perpetual shame, which shall not be
forgotten.
And I will bring everlasting reproach upon you, and everlasting shame, that shall not be
forgotten.
And I have put on you reproach age-during, And shame age-during that is not
forgotten!
Jeremiah 24 1
Yahweh showed me, and, behold, two baskets of figs set before the temple of Yahweh, after that Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon had carried away captive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, and the princes of Judah, with the craftsmen and smiths, from Jerusalem, and had brought them to Babylon.
Jehovah shewed me, and behold, two baskets of figs, set before the temple of Jehovah, after
that Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon had carried away captive from Jerusalem, Jeconiah
the son of Jehoiakim, the king of Judah, and the princes of Judah, and the craftsmen and
smiths, and had brought them to Babylon.
Jehovah hath shewed me, and lo, two baskets of figs, appointed before the temple
of Jehovah, -- after the removing by Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, of Jeconiah,
son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, and the heads of Judah, and the artizan, and the
smith, from Jerusalem, when he bringeth them into Babylon --
Jeremiah 24 2
One basket had very good figs, like the figs that are first-ripe; and the other basket had very bad figs, which could not be eaten, they were so bad.
One basket had very good figs, like the figs first ripe; and the other basket had very bad
figs, which could not be eaten for badness.
In the one basket [are] figs very good, like the first-ripe figs, and in the other
basket [are] figs very bad, that are not eaten for badness.
Jeremiah 24 3
Then said Yahweh to me, What see you, Jeremiah? I said, Figs; the good figs, very good; and the bad, very bad, that can`t be eaten, they are so bad.
And Jehovah said unto me, What seest thou, Jeremiah? And I said, Figs: the good figs very
good; and the bad very bad, which cannot be eaten for badness.
And Jehovah saith unto me, `What art thou seeing, Jeremiah?` and I say, `Figs, the
good figs [are] very good, and the bad [are] very bad, that are not eaten for
badness.`
Jeremiah 24 4
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:
Jeremiah 24 5
Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel: Like these good figs, so will I regard the captives of Judah, whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans, for good.
Thus saith Jehovah, the God of Israel: Like these good figs, so will I regard for good them
that are carried away captive of Judah, whom I have sent out of this place into the land of
the Chaldeans;
Thus said Jehovah, God of Israel, Like these good figs so do I acknowledge The
removed of Judah -- that I sent from this place, [To] the land of the Chaldeans -- for
good.
Jeremiah 24 6
For I will set my eyes on them for good, and I will bring them again to this land: and I will build them, and not pull them down; and I will plant them, and not pluck them up.
and I will set mine eyes upon them for good, and I will bring them again to this land; and
I will build them and not pull them down, and I will plant them and not pluck them up.
And I have set Mine eyes on them for good, And have brought them back to this
land, And built them up, and I throw not down, And have planted them, and pluck
not up.
Jeremiah 24 7
I will give them a heart to know me, that I am Yahweh: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God; for they shall return to me with their whole heart.
And I will give them a heart to know me, that I am Jehovah; and they shall be my people,
and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart.
And have given to them a heart to know Me, For I [am] Jehovah, And they have been
to Me for a people, And I am to them for God, For they turned back unto Me with
all their heart.
Jeremiah 24 8
As the bad figs, which can`t be eaten, they are so bad, surely thus says Yahweh, So will I give up Zedekiah the king of Judah, and his princes, and the residue of Jerusalem, who remain in this land, and those who dwell in the land of Egypt,
And as the bad figs, which cannot be eaten for badness, surely, thus saith Jehovah: So will
I make Zedekiah the king of Judah, and his princes, and the remnant of Jerusalem, that
remain in this land, and them that dwell in the land of Egypt.
And like the bad figs, that are not eaten for badness, Surely thus said Jehovah: So
do I make Zedekiah king of Judah, And his heads, and the remnant of Jerusalem,
Who are left in this land, And who are dwelling in the land of Egypt,
Jeremiah 24 9
I will even give them up to be tossed back and forth among all the kingdoms of the earth for evil; to be a reproach and a proverb, a taunt and a curse, in all places where I shall drive them.
And I will give them over to be driven hither and thither unto all the kingdoms of the
earth for evil, to be a reproach and a proverb, a taunt and a curse, in all places whither I
shall drive them;
And I have given them for a trembling, For evil -- to all kingdoms of the earth, For
a reproach, and for a simile, For a byword, and for a reviling, In all the places
whither I drive them.
Jeremiah 24 10
I will send the sword, the famine, and the pestilence, among them, until they be consumed from off the land that I gave to them and to their fathers.
and I will send among them the sword, the famine, and the pestilence, until they be
consumed from off the land that I gave unto them and to their fathers.
And I have sent against them the sword, The famine and the pestilence, Till their
consumption from off the ground, That I gave to them and to their fathers!
 
Jeremiah 25 1
The word that came to Jeremiah concerning all the people of Judah, in the fourth year of
Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah (the same was the first year of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon,)
The word that came to Jeremiah concerning all the people of Judah, in the fourth year of
Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, the king of Judah (that is, the first year of Nebuchadrezzar
king of Babylon),
The word that hath been unto Jeremiah concerning all the people of Judah, in the
fourth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah, -- it [is] the first year of
Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, --
Jeremiah 25 2
which Jeremiah the prophet spoke to all the people of Judah, and to all the inhabitants of
Jerusalem, saying:
which Jeremiah the prophet spoke unto all the people of Judah and to all the inhabitants
of Jerusalem, saying:
Which Jeremiah the prophet hath spoken concerning all the people of Judah, even
unto all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying:
Jeremiah 25 3
From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah, even to this day, these twenty-three years, the word of Yahweh has come to me, and I have spoken to you, rising up early and speaking; but you have not listened.
From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon, the king of Judah, even unto this day,
these three and twenty years, the word of Jehovah hath come unto me, and I have spoken
unto you, rising early and speaking; but ye have not hearkened.
`From the thirteenth year of Josiah son of Amon king of Judah, and unto this day --
this three and twentieth year -- hath the word of Jehovah been unto me, and I
speak unto you, rising early and speaking, and ye have not hearkened;
Jeremiah 25 4
Yahweh has sent to you all his servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, (but you have not listened, nor inclined your ear to hear,)
And Jehovah hath sent unto you all his servants the prophets, rising early and sending;
but ye have not hearkened, nor inclined your ear to hear,
And Jehovah hath sent unto you all His servants, the prophets, rising early and
sending, and ye have not hearkened, nor inclined your ear to hear, saying:
Jeremiah 25 5
saying, Return you now everyone from his evil way, and from the evil of your doings, and dwell in the land that Yahweh has given to you and to your fathers, from of old and even forevermore;
when they said, Turn again now every one from his evil way, and from the wickedness of
your doings, and dwell in the land that Jehovah hath given unto you and to your fathers
from of old even for ever.
`Turn back, I pray you, each from his evil way, and from the evil of your doings,
and dwell on the ground that Jehovah hath given to you and to your fathers from
age unto age,
Jeremiah 25 6
and don`t go after other gods to serve them or worship them, and don`t provoke me to anger with the work of your hands; and I will do you no harm.
And go not after other gods, to serve them and to worship them; and provoke me not to
anger with the work of your hands; and I will do you no hurt.
And ye do not go after other gods to serve them, and to bow yourselves to them,
nor do ye provoke Me to anger with the work of your hands, and I do no evil to you;
Jeremiah 25 7
Yet you have not listened to me, says Yahweh; that you may provoke me to anger with the work of your hands to your own hurt.
But ye have not hearkened unto me, saith Jehovah; that ye might provoke me to anger
with the work of your hands, to your own hurt.
And ye have not hearkened unto Me -- an affirmation of Jehovah -- so as to provoke
Me to anger with the work of your hands for evil to you.
Jeremiah 25 8
Therefore thus says Yahweh of Hosts: Because you have not heard my words,
Therefore thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Because ye have not listened to my words,
`Therefore thus said Jehovah of Hosts, Because that ye have not obeyed My words,
Jeremiah 25 9
behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, says Yahweh, and [I will send] to
Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants of it, and against all these nations round about; and I will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, and a hissing, and perpetual desolations.
behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, saith Jehovah, and [I will send]
to Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and will bring them against this
land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and against all these nations round about; and
I will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, and a hissing, and
perpetual wastes.
Lo, I am sending, and have taken all the families of the north -- an affirmation of
Jehovah -- even unto Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, My servant, and have
brought them in against this land, and against its inhabitants, and against all
these nations round about, and have devoted them, and appointed them for an
astonishment, and for a hissing, and for wastes age-during.
Jeremiah 25 10
Moreover I will take from them the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the
bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones, and the light of the lamp.
And I will cause to perish from them the voice of mirth and the voice of joy, the voice of
the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones and the light of
the lamp.
And I have destroyed from them the voice of rejoicing, and the voice of joy, voice
of bridegroom and voice of bride, noise of millstones, and the light of lamps.
Jeremiah 25 11
This whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.
And this whole land shall become a waste, an astonishment; and these nations shall serve
the king of Babylon seventy years.
And all this land hath been for a waste, for an astonishment, and these nations
have served the king of Babylon seventy years.
Jeremiah 25 12
It shall happen, when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, says Yahweh, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans; and I will make it desolate forever.
And it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished, [that] I will visit on the
king of Babylon and on that nation, saith Jehovah, their iniquity, and on the land of the
Chaldeans, and I will make it perpetual desolations.
`And it hath come to pass, at the fulness of seventy years, I charge against the king
of Babylon, and against that nation -- an affirmation of Jehovah -- their iniquity,
and against the land of the Chaldeans, and have appointed it for desolations age-
during.
Jeremiah 25 13
I will bring on that land all my words which I have pronounced against it, even all that is
written in this book, which Jeremiah has prophesied against all the nations.
And I will bring upon that land all my words which I have pronounced against it, all that
is written in this book, which Jeremiah hath prophesied against all the nations.
And I have brought in on that land all My words that I have spoken against it, all
that is written in this book, that Jeremiah hath prophesied concerning all the
nations.
Jeremiah 25 14
For many nations and great kings shall make bondservants of them, even of them; and I will
recompense them according to their deeds, and according to the work of their hands.
For many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of them also; and I will
recompense them according to their deeds, and according to the work of their hands.
For laid service on them -- also them -- have many nations and great kings, and I
have given recompence to them according to their doing, and according to the
work of their hands.
Jeremiah 25 15
For thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, to me: take this cup of the wine of wrath at my hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send you, to drink it.
For thus hath Jehovah the God of Israel said unto me: Take the cup of the wine of this fury
at my hand, and cause all the nations to whom I send thee to drink it.
`For thus said Jehovah God of Israel unto me, Take the wine cup of this fury out of
My hand, and thou hast caused all the nations to drink it unto whom I am sending
thee;
Jeremiah 25 16
They shall drink, and reel back and forth, and be mad, because of the sword that I will send
among them.
And they shall drink, and reel to and fro, and be mad, because of the sword that I will
send among them.
And they have drunk, and shaken themselves and shewn themselves foolish,
because of the sword that I am sending among them.
Jeremiah 25 17
Then took I the cup at Yahweh`s hand, and made all the nations to drink, to whom Yahweh had sent me:
And I took the cup at Jehovah`s hand, and made all the nations to drink, to whom Jehovah
had sent me:
`And I take the cup out of the hand of Jehovah, and cause all the nations to drink
unto whom Jehovah sent me:
Jeremiah 25 18
[to wit], Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah, and the kings of it, and the princes of it, to make them a desolation, an astonishment, a hissing, and a curse, as it is this day;
Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah, and the kings thereof, and the princes thereof, to
make them a waste, an astonishment, a hissing, and a curse, as it is this day;
Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah, And its kings, its heads, To give them to waste,
to astonishment, To hissing, and to reviling, as [at] this day.
Jeremiah 25 19
Pharaoh king of Egypt, and his servants, and his princes, and all his people;
Pharaoh king of Egypt, and his servants, and his princes, and all his people;
Pharaoh king of Egypt, and his servants, And his heads, and all his people,
Jeremiah 25 20
and all the mingled people, and all the kings of the land of the Uz, and all the kings of the
Philistines, and Ashkelon, and Gaza, and Ekron, and the remnant of Ashdod;
and all the mingled people, and all the kings of the land of Uz, and all the kings of the
land of the Philistines, and Ashkelon, and Gazah, and Ekron, and the remnant of Ashdod;
And all the mixed people, And all the kings of the land of Uz, And all the kings of
the land of the Philistines, And Ashkelon, and Gazzah, and Ekron, And the remnant
of Ashdod,
Jeremiah 25 21
Edom, and Moab, and the children of Ammon;
Edom, and Moab, and the children of Ammon;
Edom, and Moab, and the sons of Ammon,
Jeremiah 25 22
and all the kings of Tyre, and all the kings of Sidon, and the kings of the isle which is beyond the sea;
and all the kings of Tyre, and all the kings of Zidon, and the kings of the isles that are
beyond the sea;
And all the kings of Tyre, And all the kings of Zidon, And the kings of the isle that
[is] beyond the sea,
Jeremiah 25 23
Dedan, and Tema, and Buz, and all who have the corners [of their hair] cut off;
Dedan, and Tema, and Buz, and all that have the corners [of their beard] cut off;
Dedan, and Tema, and Buz, And all cutting the corners [of the beard],
Jeremiah 25 24
and all the kings of Arabia, and all the kings of the mingled people who dwell in the wilderness;
and all the kings of Arabia, and all the kings of the mingled people that dwell in the
desert;
And all the kings of Arabia, And all the kings of the mixed people, Who are
dwelling in the wilderness,
Jeremiah 25 25
and all the kings of Zimri, and all the kings of Elam, and all the kings of the Medes;
and all the kings of Zimri, and all the kings of Elam, and all the kings of the Medes;
And all the kings of Zimri, And all the kings of Elam, And all the kings of Media,
Jeremiah 25 26
and all the kings of the north, far and near, one with another; and all the kingdoms of the world, which are on the surface of the earth: and the king of Sheshach shall drink after them.
and all the kings of the north, far and near, one with another; and all the kingdoms of the
world, which are upon the face of the earth; and the king of Sheshach shall drink after
them.
And all the kings of the north, The near and the far off, one unto another, And all
the kingdoms of the earth, That [are] on the face of the ground, And king Sheshach
drinketh after them.
Jeremiah 25 27
You shall tell them, Thus says Yahweh of Hosts, the God of Israel: Drink you, and be drunken, and spew, and fall, and rise no more, because of the sword which I will send among you.
And thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel: Drink, and be
drunken, and vomit, and fall, and rise no more, because of the sword that I will send
among you.
And thou hast said unto them: Thus said Jehovah of Hosts God of Israel, Drink ye,
yea drink abundantly, And vomit, and fall, and rise not, Because of the sword that
I am sending among you.
Jeremiah 25 28
It shall be, if they refuse to take the cup at your hand to drink, then shall you tell them, Thus says Yahweh of Hosts: You shall surely drink.
And it shall be, if they refuse to take the cup from thy hand to drink, then shalt thou say
unto them, Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Ye shall certainly drink.
And it hath come to pass, When they refuse to receive the cup out of thy hand to
drink, That thou hast said unto them: Thus said Jehovah of Hosts, Ye do certainly drink.
Jeremiah 25 29
For, behold, I begin to work evil at the city which is called by my name; and should you be
utterly unpunished? You shall not be unpunished; for I will call for a sword on all the
inhabitants of the earth, says Yahweh of Hosts.
For behold, I begin to bring evil on the city that is called by my name, and should ye be
altogether unpunished? Ye shall not be unpunished; for I call for a sword upon all the
inhabitants of the earth, saith Jehovah of hosts.
For lo, in the city over which My name is called, I am beginning to do evil, And ye
-- ye are entirely acquitted! Ye are not acquitted, for a sword I am proclaiming,
For all inhabitants of the land, An affirmation of Jehovah of Hosts.
Jeremiah 25 30
Therefore prophesy you against them all these words, and tell them, Yahweh will roar from on high, and utter his voice from his holy habitation; he will mightily roar against his fold; he will give a shout, as those who tread [the grapes], against all the inhabitants of the earth.
And thou, prophesy unto them all these words, and say unto them, Jehovah will roar from
on high, and utter his voice from his holy habitation; he will mightily roar upon his
dwelling-place, he will give a shout, as they that tread [the vintage], against all the
inhabitants of the earth.
And thou, thou dost prophesy unto them all these words, and hast said unto them:
Jehovah from the high place doth roar, And from His holy habitation giveth forth
His voice, He surely roareth for His habitation, A shout as of treaders down, God
answereth all the inhabitants of the land,
Jeremiah 25 31
A noise shall come even to the end of the earth; for Yahweh has a controversy with the nations; he will enter into judgment with all flesh: as for the wicked, he will give them to the sword, says Yahweh.
The noise shall come to the end of the earth: for Jehovah hath a controversy with the
nations, he entereth into judgment with all flesh; as for the wicked, he will give them up
to the sword, saith Jehovah.
Wasting hath come unto the end of the earth, For a controversy hath Jehovah with
nations, He hath executed judgment for all flesh, The wicked! He hath given them
to the sword, An affirmation of Jehovah.
Jeremiah 25 32
Thus says Yahweh of hosts, Behold, evil shall go forth from nation to nation, and a great tempest shall be raised up from the uttermost parts of the earth.
Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Behold, evil shall go forth from nation to nation, and a great
storm shall be raised up from the uttermost parts of the earth.
Thus said Jehovah of Hosts: Lo, evil is going out from nation to nation, And a great
whirlwind is stirred up from the sides of the earth.
Jeremiah 25 33
The slain of Yahweh shall be at that day from one end of the earth even to the other end of the earth: they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung on the surface of the ground.
And the slain of Jehovah shall [be] at that day from [one] end of the earth even unto the
[other] end of the earth: they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they
shall be dung upon the face of the ground.
And the pierced of Jehovah have been in that day, From the end of the earth even
unto the end of the earth, They are not lamented, nor gathered, nor buried, For
dung on the face of the ground they are.
Jeremiah 25 34
Wail, you shepherds, and cry; and wallow [in ashes], you principal of the flock; for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are fully come, and you shall fall like a goodly vessel.
Howl, ye shepherds, and cry; and wallow yourselves [in the dust], noble ones of the flock:
for the days of your slaughter are accomplished, and I will disperse you; and ye shall fall
like a precious vessel.
Howl, ye shepherds, and cry, And roll yourselves, ye honourable of the flock, For
full have been your days, For slaughtering, and [for] your scatterings, And ye have
fallen as a desirable vessel.
Jeremiah 25 35
The shepherds shall have no way to flee, nor the principal of the flock to escape.
And refuge shall perish from the shepherds, and escape from the noble ones of the flock.
And perished hath refuge from the shepherds, And escape from the honourable of
the flock.
Jeremiah 25 36
A voice of the cry of the shepherds, and the wailing of the principal of the flock! for Yahweh lays waste their pasture.
There shall be a voice of the cry of the shepherds, and a howling of the noble ones of the
flock: for Jehovah layeth waste their pasture;
A voice [is] of the cry of the shepherds, And a howling of the honourable of the
flock, For Jehovah is spoiling their pasture.
Jeremiah 25 37
The peaceable folds are brought to silence because of the fierce anger of Yahweh.
and the peaceable enclosures shall be desolated, because of the fierce anger of Jehovah.
And the peaceable habitations have been cut down, Because of the fierceness of
the anger of Jehovah.
Jeremiah 25 38
He has left his covert, as the lion; for their land is become an astonishment because of the
fierceness of the oppressing [sword], and because of his fierce anger.
He hath forsaken his covert as a young lion; for their land is a desolation because of the
fierceness of the oppressor, and because of his fierce anger.
He hath forsaken, as a young lion, His covert, Surely their land hath become a
desolation, Because of the oppressing fierceness, And because of the fierceness of
His anger!


 Study Questions
 Coniah was to be given to______________? 22:24-25

What will the LORD raise up? 23:5
 
What will the LORD of HOSTS do to the prophets? 23:15

23:23-24 describe what characteristic of God?
 
God's word is likened to what? 23:29
 
What will happen to the good and bad figs? Chapter 24
 
How long was the word of the LORD given to Jeremiah? 25:3
 
How long will the king of Babylon be served? 25:11



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Nov. 18
Hebrews 4

Heb 4:1 Let us fear therefore, lest perhaps anyone of you should seem to have come short of a promise of entering into his rest.
Heb 4:2 For indeed we have had good news preached to us, even as they also did, but the word they heard didn't profit them, because it wasn't mixed with faith by those who heard.
Heb 4:3 For we who have believed do enter into that rest, even as he has said, "As I swore in my wrath, they will not enter into my rest;" although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
Heb 4:4 For he has said this somewhere about the seventh day, "God rested on the seventh day from all his works;"
Heb 4:5 and in this place again, "They will not enter into my rest."
Heb 4:6 Seeing therefore it remains that some should enter therein, and they to whom the good news was before preached failed to enter in because of disobedience,
Heb 4:7 he again defines a certain day, today, saying through David so long a time afterward (just as has been said), "Today if you will hear his voice, don't harden your hearts."
Heb 4:8 For if Joshua had given them rest, he would not have spoken afterward of another day.
Heb 4:9 There remains therefore a Sabbath rest for the people of God.
Heb 4:10 For he who has entered into his rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from his.
Heb 4:11 Let us therefore give diligence to enter into that rest, lest anyone fall after the same example of disobedience.
Heb 4:12 For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and is able to discern the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Heb 4:13 There is no creature that is hidden from his sight, but all things are naked and laid open before the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
Heb 4:14 Having then a great high priest, who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold tightly to our confession.
Heb 4:15 For we don't have a high priest who can't be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but one who has been in all points tempted like we are, yet without sin.
Heb 4:16 Let us therefore draw near with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and may find grace for help in time of need.

 
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Hebrews
 
Hebrews 4 1
Let us fear therefore, lest perhaps a promise being left of entering into his rest, anyone of you should seem to have come short of it.
Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left of entering into his rest, any one of you
might seem to have failed [of it].
We may fear, then, lest a promise being left of entering into His rest, any one of
you may seem to have come short,
Hebrews 4 2
For indeed we have had good news preached to us, even as also they, but the word of hearing did not profit them, because it was not mixed with faith by those who heard.
For indeed we have had glad tidings presented to us, even as they also; but the word of
the report did not profit *them*, not being mixed with faith in those who heard.
for we also are having good news proclaimed, even as they, but the word heard did
not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard,
Hebrews 4 3
For we who have believed do enter into that rest, even as he has said, "As I swore in my wrath, They will not enter into my rest;" although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
For we enter into the rest who have believed; as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, If
they shall enter into my rest; although the works had been completed from [the]
foundation of [the] world.
for we do enter into the rest -- we who did believe, as He said, `So I sware in My
anger, If they shall enter into My rest -- ;` and yet the works were done from the
foundation of the world,
Hebrews 4 4
For he has said somewhere about the seventh day like this, "God rested on the seventh day from all his works;"
For he has said somewhere of the seventh [day] thus, And God rested on the seventh day
from all his works:
for He spake in a certain place concerning the seventh [day] thus: `And God did
rest in the seventh day from all His works;`
Hebrews 4 5
and in this place again, "They will not enter into my rest."
and in this again, If they shall enter into my rest.
and in this [place] again, `If they shall enter into My rest -- ;`
Hebrews 4 6
Seeing therefore it remains that some should enter therein, and they to whom the good news were before preached failed to enter in because of disobedience,
Seeing therefore it remains that some enter into it, and those who first received the
glad tidings did not enter in on account of not hearkening to the word,
since then, it remaineth for certain to enter into it, and those who did first hear
good news entered not in because of unbelief --
Hebrews 4 7
he again defines a certain day, today, saying through David so long a time afterward (just as has been said), "Today if you will hear his voice, Don`t harden your hearts."
again he determines a certain day, saying, in David, `To-day,` after so long a time;
(according as it has been said before), To-day, if ye will hear his voice, harden not your
hearts.
again He doth limit a certain day, `To-day,` (in David saying, after so long a time,)
as it hath been said, `To-day, if His voice ye may hear, ye may not harden your
hearts,`
Hebrews 4 8
For if Joshua had given them rest, he would not have spoken afterward of another day.
For if Jesus had brought them into rest, he would not have spoken afterwards about
another day.
for if Joshua had given them rest, He would not concerning another day have
spoken after these things;
Hebrews 4 9
There remains therefore a Sabbath rest for the people of God.
There remains then a sabbatism to the people of God.
there doth remain, then, a sabbatic rest to the people of God,
Hebrews 4 10
For he who has entered into his rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from his.
For he that has entered into his rest, he also has rested from his works, as God did from
his own.
for he who did enter into his rest, he also rested from his works, as God from His
own.
Hebrews 4 11
Let us therefore give diligence to enter into that rest, that no man fall after the same example of disobedience.
Let us therefore use diligence to enter into that rest, that no one may fall after the same
example of not hearkening to the word.
May we be diligent, then, to enter into that rest, that no one in the same example
of the unbelief may fall,
Hebrews 4 12
For the word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and quick to discern the thoughts and intents of the heart.
For the word of God [is] living and operative, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and
penetrating to [the] division of soul and spirit, both of joints and marrow, and a
discerner of the thoughts and intents of [the] heart.
for the reckoning of God is living, and working, and sharp above every two-edged
sword, and piercing unto the dividing asunder both of soul and spirit, of joints
also and marrow, and a discerner of thoughts and intents of the heart;
Hebrews 4 13
There is no creature that is hidden from his sight, but all things are naked and laid open before the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
And there is not a creature unapparent before him; but all things [are] naked and laid
bare to his eyes, with whom we have to do.
and there is not a created thing not manifest before Him, but all things [are]
naked and open to His eyes -- with whom is our reckoning.
Hebrews 4 14
Having then a great high priest, who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold tightly to our confession.
Having therefore a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son
of God, let us hold fast the confession.
Having, then, a great chief priest passed through the heavens -- Jesus the Son of
God -- may we hold fast the profession,
Hebrews 4 15
For we don`t have a high priest who can`t be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but
one who has been in all points tempted like we are, yet without sin.
For we have not a high priest not able to sympathise with our infirmities, but tempted
in all things in like manner, sin apart.
for we have not a chief priest unable to sympathise with our infirmities, but [one]
tempted in all things in like manner -- apart from sin;
Hebrews 4 16
Let us therefore draw near with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and may find grace for timely help.
Let us approach therefore with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive
mercy, and find grace for seasonable help.
we may come near, then, with freedom, to the throne of the grace, that we may
receive kindness, and find grace -- for seasonable help.

 Study Questions
What rest is there for the people of God? 4:9