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Jeremiah 5
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Jerusalem’s Godlessness

5RUN TO and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now and take notice! Seek in her broad squares to see if you can find a man [as Abraham sought in Sodom], one who does justice, who seeks truth, sincerity, {and} faithfulness; and I will pardon [Jerusalem--for one uncompromisingly righteous person].H7751H2351H3389H7200H3045H1245H7339H4672H376H3426H6213H4941H1245H530H5545 2And though they say, As the Lord lives, surely they swear falsely.H559H3068H2416H7650H8267 3O Lord, do not your eyes look on the truth? [They have meant to please You outwardly, but You look on their hearts.] You have stricken them, but they have not grieved; You have consumed them, but they have refused to take correction {or} instruction. They have made their faces harder than a rock, they have refused to repent {and} return to You.H3068H5869H530H5221H2342H3615H3985H3947H4148H6440H2388H5553H3985H7725 4Then I said, Surely these are only the poor; they are [sinfully] foolish {and} have no understanding, for they know not the way of the Lord, the judgment (the just and righteous law) of their God.H559H1800H2973H3045H1870H3068H4941H430 5I will go to the great men and will speak to them, for they must know the way of the Lord, the judgment (the just and righteous law) of their God. But [I found the very reverse to be true] these had all alike broken the yoke [of God's law] and had burst the bonds [of obedience to Him].H3212H1419H1696H3045H1870H3068H4941H430H3162H7665H5923H5423H4147 6Therefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, a wolf of the desert shall destroy them, a leopard {or} panther shall lie in wait against their cities. Everyone who goes out of them shall be torn in pieces, because their transgressions are many, their backslidings {and} total desertion of faith are increased {and} have become great {and} mighty.H738H3293H5221H2061H6160H7703H5246H8245H5892H3318H2007H2963H6588H7231H4878H6105 7Why should I {and} how can I pass over this {and} forgive you for it? Your children have forsaken Me and sworn by those that are no gods. When I had fed them to the full {and} bound them to Me by oath, they committed [spiritual] adultery, assembling themselves in troops at the houses of [idol] harlots.H335H5545H2063H1121H5800H7650H3808H430H7650H5003H1413H2181H1004 8They were like fed stallions roaming at large; each one neighed after his neighbor's wife.H2109H5483H7904H376H6670H7453H802 9Shall I not punish them for these things? says the Lord; and shall I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?H6485H5002H3068H5315H5358H1471 10Go up within [Jerusalem's] walls and destroy [her vines], but do not make a full {and} complete end. Trim away the tendrils [of her vines], for they are not the Lord's.H5927H8284H7843H6213H3617H5493H5189H3068 11For the house of Israel and the house of Judah have dealt very faithlessly {and} treacherously against Me, says the Lord.H1004H3478H1004H3063H898H898H5002H3068 12They have lied about {and} denied the Lord by saying, It is not He [Who speaks through His prophets]! Evil shall not come upon us; nor shall we see war or famine.H3584H3068H559H7451H935H7200H2719H7458 13And [say they] the prophets will become wind [what they prophesy will not come to pass], and the word [of God] is not in them. Thus shall it be done to them [as they threatened would be done to us].H5030H7307H1696H6213

Judgment Proclaimed

14Therefore thus says the Lord God of hosts: Because you [the people] have spoken this word, behold, I will make My words fire in your mouth [Jeremiah] and this people wood, and it will devour them.H559H3068H430H6635H1696H1697H5414H1697H6310H784H5971H6086H398 15Behold, I am bringing a nation upon you from afar, O house of Israel, says the Lord. It is a mighty {and} enduring nation, it is an ancient nation, a nation whose language you do not know, nor can you understand what they say.H935H1471H4801H1004H3478H5002H3068H386H1471H5769H1471H1471H3956H3045H8085H1696 16Their quiver is [filled with deadly missiles] like an open sepulcher [filled with dead bodies; the foes] are all mighty men (heroes).H827H6605H6913H1368 17They shall consume your harvest and your food; they shall consume your sons and your daughters; they shall consume your flocks and your herds; they shall consume your vines and your fig trees. They shall break down {and} impoverish your fortified cities in which you trust, with the sword [they shall destroy them].H398H7105H3899H1121H1323H398H398H6629H1241H398H1612H8384H7567H4013H5892H2007H982H2719 18But even in those days, says the Lord, I will not make a full {and} complete end of you.H3117H5002H3068H6213H3617 19And when your people say, Why has the Lord our God done all these things to us? then you shall answer them, As you have forsaken Me, says the Lord, and have served strange gods in your land, so shall you serve strangers (gods) in a land that is not yours.H559H8478H4100H6213H3068H430H559H5800H5647H5236H430H776H5647H2114H776 20Declare this in the house of Jacob and publish it in Judah:H5046H1004H3290H8085H3063H559 21Hear now this, O foolish people without understanding {or} heart, who have eyes and see not, who have ears and hear not:H8085H5530H5971H3820H5869H7200H241H8085 22Do you not fear {and} reverence Me? says the Lord. Do you not tremble before Me? {I} placed the sand for the boundary of the sea, a perpetual barrier beyond which it cannot pass {and} by an everlasting ordinance beyond which it cannot go? And though the waves of the sea toss {and} shake themselves, yet they cannot prevail [against the feeble grains of sand which God has ordained by nature to be sufficient for His purpose]; though [the billows] roar, yet they cannot pass over that [barrier]. [Is not such a God to be reverently feared and worshiped?]H3372H5002H3068H2342H6440H7760H2344H1366H3220H5769H2706H5674H1530H1607H3201H1993H5674 23But these people have hearts that draw back from God and wills that rebel against Him; they have revolted {and} quit His service and have gone away [into idolatry].H5971H5637H4784H3820H5493H3212 24Nor do they say in their hearts, Let us now reverently fear {and} worship the Lord our God, Who gives rain, both the autumn and the spring rain in its season, Who reserves {and} keeps for us the appointed weeks of the harvest.H559H3824H3372H3068H430H5414H1653H3138H4456H6256H8104H2708H7620H7105 25Your iniquities have turned these blessings away, and your sins have kept good [harvests] from you.H5771H5186H2403H4513H2896 26For among My people are found wicked men; they watch like fowlers who lie in wait; they set a trap, they catch men.H5971H4672H7563H7789H7918H3353H5324H4889H3920H582 27As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit {and} treachery; therefore they have become great and grown rich,H3619H4392H5775H1004H4392H4820H1431H6238 28They have grown fat {and} sleek. Yes, they surpass in deeds of wickedness; they do not judge {and} plead with justice the cause of the fatherless, that they may prosper, and they do not defend the rights of the needy.H8080H6245H5674H1697H7451H1777H1779H3490H6743H4941H34H8199 29Shall I not punish them for these things? says the Lord. Shall I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?H6485H5002H3068H5315H5358H1471 30An appalling and horrible thing [bringing desolation and destruction] has come to pass in the land:H8047H8186H1961H776 31The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests exercise rule at their own hands {and} by means of the prophets. And My people love to have it so! But what will you do when the end comes?H5030H5012H8267H3548H7287H3027H5971H157H6213H319


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