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Jeremiah 17
Good News Translation

The Sin and Punishment of Judah

17The LORD says, "People of Judah, your sin is written with an iron pen; it is engraved on your hearts with a diamond point and carved on the corners of your altars.H2403H3063H3789H5842H1270H6856H8068H2790H3871H3820H7161H4196 2Your people worship at the altars and the symbols that have been set up for the goddess Asherah by every green tree and on the hilltopsH1121H2142H4196H842H7488H6086H1364H1389 3and on the mountains in the open country. I will have your enemies take away your wealth and your treasures because of all the sins you have committed throughout your land.H2042H7704H5414H2428H214H957H1116H2403H1366 4You will have to give up the land I gave you, and I will make you serve your enemies in a land you know nothing about, because my anger is like a fire, and it will burn forever."H8058H5159H5414H5647H341H776H3045H6919H784H639H3344H5704H5769

Various Sayings

5The LORD says, "I will condemn those who turn away from me and put their trust in human beings, in the strength of mortals.H559H3068H779H1397H982H120H7760H1320H2220H3820H5493H3068 6He is like a bush in the desert, which grows in the dry wasteland, on salty ground where nothing else grows. Nothing good ever happens to him.H6199H6160H7200H2896H935H7931H2788H4057H4420H776H3427 7"But I will bless the person who puts his trust in me.H1288H1397H982H3068H4009H3068 8He is like a tree growing near a stream and sending out roots to the water. It is not afraid when hot weather comes, because its leaves stay green; it has no worries when there is no rain; it keeps on bearing fruit.H6086H8362H4325H7971H8328H3105H7200H2527H935H5929H7488H1672H8141H1226H4185H6213H6529 9"Who can understand the human heart? There is nothing else so deceitful; it is too sick to be healed.H3820H6121H605H3045 10I, the LORD, search the minds and test the hearts of people. I treat each of them according to the way they live, according to what they do."H3068H2713H3820H974H3629H5414H376H1870H6529H4611 11The person who gets money dishonestly is like a bird that hatches eggs it didn't lay. In the prime of life he will lose his riches, and in the end he is nothing but a fool.H7124H1716H3205H6213H6239H4941H5800H2677H3117H319H5036 12Our Temple is like a glorious throne, standing on a high mountain from the beginning.H3519H4791H3678H7223H4725H4720 13LORD, you are Israel's hope; all who abandon you will be put to shame. They will disappear like names written in the dust, because they have abandoned you, the LORD, the spring of fresh water.H3068H4723H3478H5800H954H3249H5493H3789H776H5800H3068H4726H2416H4325

Jeremiah Asks the Lord for Help

14LORD, heal me and I will be completely well; rescue me and I will be perfectly safe. You are the one I praise!H7495H3068H7495H3467H3467H8416 15The people say to me, "Where are those threats the LORD made against us? Let him carry them out now!"H559H1697H3068H935 16But, LORD, I never urged you to bring disaster on them; I did not wish a time of trouble for them. LORD, you know this; you know what I have said.H213H7462H310H183H605H3117H3045H4161H8193H5227H6440 17Do not be a terror to me; you are my place of safety when trouble comes.H4288H4268H3117H7451 18Bring disgrace on those who persecute me, but spare me, LORD. Fill them with terror, but do not terrify me. Bring disaster on them and break them to pieces.H954H7291H954H2865H2865H935H3117H7451H7665H4932H7670

On Observing the Sabbath

19The LORD said to me, "Jeremiah, go and announce my message at the People's Gate, through which the kings of Judah enter and leave the city; then go to all the other gates of Jerusalem.H559H3068H1980H5975H8179H1121H5971H4428H3063H935H3318H8179H3389 20Tell the kings and all the people of Judah and everyone who lives in Jerusalem and enters these gates, to listen to what I say.H559H8085H1697H3068H4428H3063H3063H3427H3389H935H8179 21Tell them that if they love their lives, they must not carry any load on the Sabbath; they must not carry anything in through the gates of JerusalemH559H3068H8104H5315H5375H4853H7676H3117H935H8179H3389 22or carry anything out of their houses on the Sabbath. They must not work on the Sabbath; they must observe it as a sacred day, as I commanded their ancestors.H3318H4853H1004H7676H3117H6213H4399H6942H7676H3117H6680H1 23Their ancestors did not listen to me or pay any attention. Instead, they became stubborn; they would not obey me or learn from me.H8085H5186H241H6203H7185H8085H3947H4148 24"Tell these people that they must obey all my commands. They must not carry any load in through the gates of this city on the Sabbath. They must observe the Sabbath as a sacred day and must not do any work at all.H8085H8085H5002H3068H935H4853H8179H5892H7676H3117H6942H7676H3117H6213H1115H4399 25Then their kings and princes will enter the gates of Jerusalem and have the same royal power that David had. Together with the people of Judah and of Jerusalem, they will ride in chariots and on horses, and the city of Jerusalem will always be filled with people.H935H8179H5892H4428H8269H3427H3678H1732H7392H7393H5483H8269H376H3063H3427H3389H5892H3427H5769 26People will come from the towns of Judah and from the villages around Jerusalem; they will come from the territory of Benjamin, from the foothills, from the mountains, and from southern Judah. They will bring to my Temple burnt offerings and sacrifices, grain offerings and incense, as well as thank offerings.H935H5892H3063H5439H3389H776H1144H8219H2022H5045H935H5930H2077H4503H3828H935H8426H1004H3068 27But they must obey me and observe the Sabbath as a sacred day. They must not carry any load through the gates of Jerusalem on that day, for if they do, I will set the gates of Jerusalem on fire. Fire will burn down the palaces of Jerusalem, and no one will be able to put it out."H8085H6942H7676H3117H5375H4853H935H8179H3389H7676H3117H3341H784H8179H398H759H3389H3518


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