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Jeremiah 4
Holman Christian Standard Bible

Blessing or Curse

4If you return, Israel— [this is] the LORD's declaration— [if] you return to Me, if you remove your detestable idols from My presence and do not waver,H7725H3478H5002H3068H7725H5493H8251H6440H5110 2if you swear, As the LORD lives, in truth, in justice, and in righteousness, then the nations will be blessed by Him and will pride themselves in Him.H7650H3068H2416H571H4941H6666H1471H1288H1984 3For this is what the LORD says to the men of Judah and Jerusalem: Break up the unplowed ground; do not sow among the thorns.H559H3068H376H3063H3389H5214H5215H2232H6975 4Circumcise yourselves to the LORD; remove the foreskin of your hearts, men of Judah and residents of Jerusalem. Otherwise, My wrath will break out like fire and burn with no one to extinguish [it] because of your evil deeds.H4135H3068H5493H6190H3824H376H3063H3427H3389H2534H3318H784H1197H3518H6440H7455H4611

Judgment from the North

5Declare in Judah, proclaim in Jerusalem, and say: Blow the ram's horn throughout the land. Cry out loudly and say: Assemble yourselves, and let's flee to the fortified cities.H5046H3063H8085H3389H559H8628H7782H776H7121H4390H559H622H935H4013H5892 6Lift up a signal flag toward Zion. Run for cover! Don't stand still! For I am bringing disaster from the north— a great destruction.H5375H5251H6726H5756H5975H935H7451H6828H1419H7667 7A lion has gone up from his thicket; a destroyer of nations has set out. He has left his lair to make your land a waste. Your cities will be reduced to uninhabited ruins.H738H5927H5441H7843H1471H5265H3318H4725H7760H776H8047H5892H5327H3427 8Because of this, put on sackcloth; mourn and wail, for the LORD's burning anger has not turned away from us.H2296H8242H5594H3213H2740H639H3068H7725 9"On that day"— [this is] the LORD's declaration— "the king and the officials will lose their courage. The priests will tremble in fear, and the prophets will be scared speechless."H3117H5002H3068H3820H4428H6H3820H8269H3548H8074H5030H8539 10I said, "Oh no, Lord God, You have certainly deceived this people and Jerusalem, by announcing, 'You will have peace,' while a sword is at our throats."H559H162H136H3069H403H5377H5377H5971H3389H559H7965H2719H5060H5315 11At that time it will be said to this people and to Jerusalem, "A searing wind [blows] from the barren heights in the wilderness on the way to My dear people. [It comes] not to winnow or to sift;H6256H559H5971H3389H6703H7307H8205H4057H1870H1323H5971H2219H1305 12a wind too strong for this comes at My call. Now I will also pronounce judgments against them."H4392H7307H935H1696H4941 13Look, he advances like clouds; his chariots are like a storm. His horses are swifter than eagles. Woe to us, for we are ruined!H5927H6051H4818H5492H5483H7043H5404H188H7703 14Wash the evil from your heart, Jerusalem, so that you will be delivered. How long will you harbor malicious thoughts within you?H3389H3526H3820H7451H3467H205H4284H3885H7130 15For a voice announces from Dan, proclaiming malice from Mount Ephraim.H6963H5046H1835H8085H205H2022H669 16Warn the nations: Look! Proclaim to Jerusalem: Those who besiege are coming from a distant land; they raise their voices against the cities of Judah.H2142H1471H8085H3389H5341H935H4801H776H5414H6963H5892H3063 17They have her surrounded like those who guard a field, because she has rebelled against Me. [This is] the LORD's declaration.H8104H7704H5439H4784H5002H3068 18Your way of life and your actions have brought this on you. This is your punishment. It is very bitter, because it has reached your heart!H1870H4611H6213H7451H4751H5060H3820

Jeremiah’s Lament

19My anguish, my anguish! I writhe in agony! Oh, the pain in my heart! My heart pounds; I cannot be silent. For you, my soul, have heard the sound of the ram's horn— the shout of battle.H4578H4578H2342H3176H7023H3820H3820H1993H2790H8085H5315H6963H7782H8643H4421 20Disaster after disaster is reported, for the whole land is destroyed. Suddenly my tents are destroyed, my tent curtains, in a moment.H7667H7667H7121H776H7703H6597H168H7703H3407H7281 21How long must I see the signal flag and hear the sound of the ram's horn?H7200H5251H8085H6963H7782 22For My people are fools; they do not know Me. They are foolish children, without understanding. They are skilled in doing what is evil, but they do not know how to do what is good.H5971H191H3045H5530H1121H995H2450H7489H3190H3045 23I looked at the earth, and it was formless and empty. [I looked] to the heavens, and their light was gone.H7200H776H8414H922H8064H216 24I looked at the mountains, and they were quaking; all the hills shook.H7200H2022H7493H1389H7043 25I looked, and no man was left; all the birds of the sky had fled.H7200H120H5775H8064H5074 26I looked, and the fertile field was a wilderness. All its cities were torn down because of the LORD and His burning anger.H7200H3759H4057H5892H5422H6440H3068H2740H639 27For this is what the LORD says: The whole land will be a desolation, but I will not finish it off.H3068H559H776H8077H6213H3617 28Because of this, the earth will mourn; the skies above will grow dark. I have spoken; I have planned, and I will not relent or turn back from it.H776H56H8064H4605H6937H1696H2161H5162H7725 29Every city flees at the sound of the horseman and the archer. They enter the thickets and climb among the rocks. Every city is abandoned; no inhabitant is left.H5892H1272H6963H6571H7198H7411H935H5645H5927H3710H5892H5800H376H3427H2004 30And you devastated one, what are you doing that you dress yourself in scarlet, that you adorn yourself with gold jewelry, that you enlarge your eyes with paint? You beautify yourself for nothing. Your lovers reject you; they want to take your life.H7703H6213H3847H8144H5710H5716H2091H7167H5869H6320H7723H3302H5689H3988H1245H5315 31I hear a cry like a woman in labor, [a cry of] anguish like one bearing her first child. The cry of Daughter Zion gasping for breath, stretching out her hands: Woe is me, for my life is weary because of the murderers!H8085H6963H2470H6869H1069H6963H1323H6726H3306H6566H3709H188H5315H5888H2026


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