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Jeremiah 23
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The Coming Messiah: the Righteous Branch

23WOE TO the shepherds (the civil leaders) who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasturing! says the Lord.H1945H7462H6H6327H6629H4830H5002H3068 2Therefore thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who care for {and} feed My people: You have scattered My flock and driven them away and have not visited {and} attended to them; behold, I will visit {and} attend to you for the evil of your doings, says the Lord.H559H3068H430H3478H7462H7462H5971H6327H6629H5080H6485H6485H7455H4611H5002H3068 3And I will gather the remnant of My flock out of all the countries to which I have driven them and will bring them again to their folds {and} pastures; and they will be fruitful and multiply.H6908H7611H6629H776H5080H7725H5116H6509H7235 4And I will set up shepherds over them who will feed them. And they will fear no more nor be dismayed, neither will any be missing {or} lost, says the Lord.H6965H7462H7462H3372H2865H6485H5002H3068 5Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will raise up to David a righteous Branch (Sprout), and He will reign as King and do wisely and will execute justice and righteousness in the land.H3117H935H5002H3068H6965H1732H6662H6780H4428H4427H7919H6213H4941H6666H776 6In His days Judah shall be saved and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is His name by which He shall be called: The Lord Our Righteousness.H3117H3063H3467H3478H7931H983H8034H7121H3072 7Therefore behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when they shall no more say, As the Lord lives, Who brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt,H3117H935H5002H3068H559H3068H2416H5927H1121H3478H776H4714 8But, As the Lord lives, Who brought up and led the offspring of the house of Israel from the north country and from all the countries to which I had driven them. And they shall dwell in their own land. .H3068H2416H5927H935H2233H1004H3478H6828H776H776H5080H3427H127

False Prophets Denounced

9Concerning the prophets: My heart [says Jeremiah] is broken within me, all my bones shake; I am like a drunken man, a man whom wine has overcome, because of the Lord and because of His holy words [which He has pronounced against unfaithful leaders].H3820H7130H7665H5030H6106H7363H7910H376H1397H3196H5674H6440H3068H1697H6944 10For the land is full of adulterers (forsakers of God, Israel's true Husband). Because of the curse [of God upon it] the land mourns, the pastures of the wilderness are dried up. They [both false prophets and people] rush into wickedness; {and} their course is evil, their might is not right.H776H4390H5003H6440H423H776H56H4999H4057H3001H4794H7451H1369 11For both [false] prophet and priest are ungodly {and} profane; even in My house have I found their wickedness, says the Lord.H5030H3548H2610H1004H4672H7451H5002H3068 12Therefore their way will be to them like slippery paths in the dark; they will be driven on and fall into them. For I will bring evil upon them in the year of their punishment, says the Lord.H1870H2519H653H1760H5307H935H7451H8141H6486H5002H3068 13And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria: they prophesied by Baal and caused My people Israel to err {and} go astray.H7200H8604H5030H8111H5012H1168H5971H3478H8582 14I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem a horrible thing: they commit adultery and walk in lies; they encourage {and} strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that none returns from his wickedness. They have all of them become to Me like Sodom, and her inhabitants like Gomorrah.H7200H5030H3389H8186H5003H1980H8267H2388H3027H7489H376H7725H7451H5467H3427H6017 15Therefore thus says the Lord of hosts concerning the prophets: Behold, I will feed them with [the bitterness of] wormwood and make them drink the [poisonous] water of gall, for from the [false] prophets of Jerusalem profaneness {and} ungodliness have gone forth into all the land.H559H3068H6635H5030H398H3939H8248H4325H7219H5030H3389H2613H3318H776 16Thus says the Lord of hosts: Do not listen to the words of the [false] prophets who prophesy to you. They teach you vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility) {and} fill you with vain hopes; they speak a vision of their own minds and not from the mouth of the Lord.H559H3068H6635H8085H1697H5030H5012H1891H1696H2377H3820H6310H3068 17They are continually saying to those who despise Me {and} the word of the Lord, The Lord has said: You shall have peace; and they say to everyone who walks after the stubbornness of his own mind {and} heart, No evil shall come upon you.H559H559H5006H3068H1696H7965H559H1980H8307H3820H7451H935 18For who among them has stood in the council of the Lord, that he should perceive and hear His word? Who has marked His word [noticing and observing and giving attention to it] and has [actually] heard it?H5975H5475H3068H7200H8085H1697H7181H1697H8085 19Behold, the tempest of the Lord has gone forth in wrath, a whirling tempest; it shall whirl {and} burst upon the heads of the wicked.H5591H3068H3318H2534H2342H5591H2342H7218H7563 20The anger of the Lord shall not turn back until He has executed {and} accomplished the thoughts {and} intents of His mind {and} heart. In the latter days you shall consider {and} understand it perfectly.H639H3068H7725H6213H6965H4209H3820H319H3117H995H998 21I did not send these [false] prophets, yet they ran; I did not speak to them, yet they prophesied.H7971H5030H7323H1696H5012 22But if they had stood in My council, then they would have caused My people to hear My words, then they would have turned them [My people] from their evil way and from the evil of their doings.H5975H5475H5971H8085H1697H7725H7451H1870H7455H4611 23Am I a God at hand, says the Lord, and not a God afar off?H430H7138H5002H3068H430H7350 24Can anyone hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? says the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth? says the Lord.H376H5641H4565H7200H5002H3068H4392H8064H776H5002H3068 25I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy lies in My name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed [visions on my bed at night].H8085H5030H559H5012H8267H8034H559H2492H2492 26[How long shall this state of things continue?] How long yet shall it be in the minds of the prophets who prophesy falsehood, even the prophets of the deceit of their own hearts,H3426H3820H5030H5012H8267H5030H8649H3820 27Who think that they can cause My people to forget My name by their dreams which every man tells to his neighbor, just as their fathers forgot My name because of Baal?H2803H5971H7911H8034H2472H5608H376H7453H1H7911H8034H1168 28The prophet who has a dream, let him tell his dream; but he who has My word, let him speak My word faithfully. What has straw in common with wheat [for nourishment]? says the Lord.H5030H2472H5608H2472H1697H1696H1697H571H8401H1250H5002H3068 29Is not My word like fire [that consumes all that cannot endure the test]? says the Lord, and like a hammer that breaks in pieces the rock [of most stubborn resistance]?H1697H3541H784H5002H3068H6360H6327H5553H6327 30Therefore behold, I am against the [false] prophets, says the Lord, [I am even now descending upon them with punishment, these prophets] who steal My words from one another [imitating the phrases of the true prophets].H5030H5002H3068H1589H1697H376H7453 31Behold, I am against the prophets, says the Lord, who use their [own deceitful] tongues and say, Thus says the Lord.H5030H5002H3068H3947H3956H5001H5002 32Behold, I am against those who prophesy lying dreams, says the Lord, and tell them and cause My people to err {and} go astray by their lies and by their vain boasting {and} recklessness--when I did not send them or command them; nor do they profit these people at all, says the Lord.H5012H8267H2472H5002H3068H5608H5971H8582H8267H6350H7971H6680H3276H5971H3276H5002H3068 33And when these people, or a prophet or a priest, ask you, What is the burden of the Lord [the thing to be lifted up now]? then you shall say to them, What burden [indeed]! [You are the burden!] And I will disburden Myself of you {and} I will cast you off, says the Lord.H5971H5030H3548H7592H559H4853H3068H559H4853H5203H5002H3068 34And as for the prophet, the priest, or [any of these] the people, whoever [in mockery calls the word of the Lord a burden and] says, The burden of the Lord, I will even visit in wrath {and} punish that man and his house.H5030H3548H5971H559H4853H3068H6485H376H1004 35[For the future, in speaking of the utterances of the Lord] thus shall you say every one to his neighbor and every one to his brother: What has the Lord answered? or, What has the Lord spoken?H559H376H7453H376H251H3068H6030H3068H1696 36But the burden of the Lord you must mention no more, for every man's burden is his own response {and} word [for as they mockingly call all prophecies burdens, whether good or bad, so will it prove to be to them; God will take them at their own word]; for you pervert the words [not of a lifeless idol, but] of the living God, the Lord of hosts, our God!H4853H3068H2142H376H1697H4853H2015H1697H2416H430H3068H6635H430 37Thus shall you [reverently] say to the prophet: What has the Lord answered you? Or, What has the Lord spoken?H559H5030H3068H6030H3068H1696 38But if you say, The burden of the Lord, therefore thus says the Lord: Because you said these words, The burden of the Lord, when I sent to you, saying, You shall not say, The burden of the Lord,H518H559H4853H3068H559H3068H559H1697H4853H3068H7971H559H559H4853H3068 39Therefore behold, I, even I, will assuredly take you up and cast you away from My presence, you and the city [Jerusalem] which I gave to you and to your fathers.H5377H5382H5203H5892H5414H1H6440 40And I will bring an everlasting reproach upon you and a perpetual shame which will not be forgotten.H5414H5769H2781H5769H3640H7911


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