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Jeremiah 17

Jeremiah 17:1  
“The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond. It is engraved on the tablet of their heart, and on the horns of your altars.

Jeremiah 17:2  
Even their children remember their altars and their Asherah poles by the green trees on the high hills.

Jeremiah 17:3  
My mountain in the field, I will give your substance and all your treasures for a plunder, and your high places, because of sin, throughout all your borders.

Jeremiah 17:4  
You, even of yourself, will discontinue from your heritage that I gave you. I will cause you to serve your enemies in the land which you don’t know, for you have kindled a fire in my anger which will burn forever.”

Jeremiah 17:5  
Yahweh says: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man, relies on strength of flesh, and whose heart departs from Yahweh.

Jeremiah 17:6  
For he will be like a bush in the desert, and will not see when good comes, but will inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, an uninhabited salt land.

Jeremiah 17:7  
“Blessed is the man who trusts in Yahweh, and whose confidence is in Yahweh.

Jeremiah 17:8  
For he will be as a tree planted by the waters, who spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes, but its leaf will be green, and will not be concerned in the year of drought. It won’t cease from yielding fruit.

Jeremiah 17:9  
The heart is deceitful above all things and it is exceedingly corrupt. Who can know it?

Jeremiah 17:10  
“I, Yahweh, search the mind. I try the heart, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.”

Jeremiah 17:11  
As the partridge that sits on eggs which she has not laid, so is he who gets riches, and not by right. In the middle of his days, they will leave him. At his end, he will be a fool.

Jeremiah 17:12  
A glorious throne, set on high from the beginning, is the place of our sanctuary.

Jeremiah 17:13  
Yahweh, the hope of Israel, all who forsake you will be disappointed. Those who depart from me will be written in the earth, because they have forsaken Yahweh, the spring of living waters.

Jeremiah 17:14  
Heal me, O Yahweh, and I will be healed. Save me, and I will be saved; for you are my praise.

Jeremiah 17:15  
Behold, they ask me, “Where is Yahweh’s word? Let it be fulfilled now.”

Jeremiah 17:16  
As for me, I have not hurried from being a shepherd after you. I haven’t desired the woeful day. You know. That which came out of my lips was before your face.

Jeremiah 17:17
Don’t be a terror to me. You are my refuge in the day of evil.

Jeremiah 17:18  
Let them be disappointed who persecute me, but let not me be disappointed. Let them be dismayed, but don’t let me be dismayed. Bring on them the day of evil, and destroy them with double destruction.

Jeremiah 17:19
Yahweh said this to me: “Go and stand in the gate of the children of the people, through which the kings of Judah come in and by which they go out, and in all the gates of Jerusalem.

Jeremiah 17:20  
Tell them, ‘Hear Yahweh’s word, you kings of Judah, all Judah, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, that enter in by these gates:

Jeremiah 17:21  
Yahweh says, “Be careful, and bear no burden on the Sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem.

Jeremiah 17:22  
Don’t carry a burden out of your houses on the Sabbath day. Don’t do any work, but make the Sabbath day holy, as I commanded your fathers.

Jeremiah 17:23  
But they didn’t listen. They didn’t turn their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear, and might not receive instruction.

Jeremiah 17:24  
It will happen, if you diligently listen to me,” says Yahweh, “to bring in no burden through the gates of this city on the Sabbath day, but to make the Sabbath day holy, to do no work therein;

Jeremiah 17:25  
then there will enter in by the gates of this city kings and princes sitting on David’s throne, riding in chariots and on horses, they and their princes, the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and this city will remain forever.

Jeremiah 17:26  
They will come from the cities of Judah, and from the places around Jerusalem, from the land of Benjamin, from the lowland, from the hill country, and from the South, bringing burnt offerings, sacrifices, meal offerings, and frankincense, and bringing sacrifices of thanksgiving to Yahweh’s house.

Jeremiah 17:27  
But if you will not listen to me to make the Sabbath day holy, and not to bear a burden and enter in at the gates of Jerusalem on the Sabbath day, then I will kindle a fire in its gates, and it will devour the palaces of Jerusalem. It will not be quenched.” ’ ”


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