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Jeremiah 6
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Impending Disaster for Jerusalem

6Flee for safety, O people of Benjamin, from the midst of Jerusalem! Blow the trumpet in Tekoa, and raise a signal on Beth-haccherem, for disaster looms out of the north, and great destruction.H1121H1144H5756H7130H3389H8628H7782H8620H5375H4864H1021H7451H8259H6828H1419H7667 2The lovely and delicately bred I will destroy, the daughter of Zion.H1820H1323H6726H5116H6026 3Shepherds with their flocks shall come against her; they shall pitch their tents around her; they shall pasture, each in his place.H7462H5739H935H8628H168H5439H7462H376H3027 4"Prepare war against her; arise, and let us attack at noon! Woe to us, for the day declines, for the shadows of evening lengthen!H6942H4421H6965H5927H6672H188H3117H6437H6752H6153H5186 5Arise, and let us attack by night and destroy her palaces!"H6965H5927H3915H7843H759 6For thus says the LORD of hosts: "Cut down her trees; cast up a siege mound against Jerusalem. This is the city that must be punished; there is nothing but oppression within her.H3068H6635H559H3772H6097H8210H5550H3389H5892H6485H6233H7130 7As a well keeps its water fresh, so she keeps fresh her evil; violence and destruction are heard within her; sickness and wounds are ever before me.H953H6979H4325H6979H7451H2555H7701H8085H6440H8548H2483H4347 8Be warned, O Jerusalem, lest I turn from you in disgust, lest I make you a desolation, an uninhabited land."H3256H3389H5315H3363H7760H8077H776H3427 9Thus says the LORD of hosts: "They shall glean thoroughly as a vine the remnant of Israel; like a grape-gatherer pass your hand again over its branches."H559H3068H6635H5953H5953H7611H3478H1612H7725H3027H1219H5552 10To whom shall I speak and give warning, that they may hear? Behold, their ears are uncircumcised, they cannot listen; behold, the word of the LORD is to them an object of scorn; they take no pleasure in it.H1696H5749H8085H241H6189H3201H7181H1697H3068H2781H2654 11Therefore I am full of the wrath of the LORD; I am weary of holding it in. "Pour it out upon the children in the street, and upon the gatherings of young men, also; both husband and wife shall be taken, the elderly and the very aged.H4392H2534H3068H3811H3557H8210H5768H2351H5475H970H3162H376H802H3920H2205H4390H3117 12Their houses shall be turned over to others, their fields and wives together, for I will stretch out my hand against the inhabitants of the land," declares the LORD.H1004H5437H312H7704H802H3162H5186H3027H3427H776H5002H3068 13"For from the least to the greatest of them, everyone is greedy for unjust gain; and from prophet to priest, everyone deals falsely.H6996H1419H1214H1215H5030H3548H6213H8267 14They have healed the wound of my people lightly, saying, 'Peace, peace,' when there is no peace.H7495H7667H1323H5971H7043H559H7965H7965H7965 15Were they ashamed when they committed abomination? No, they were not at all ashamed; they did not know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; at the time that I punish them, they shall be overthrown," says the LORD.H3001H6213H8441H1571H954H954H1571H3045H3637H5307H5307H6256H6485H3782H559H3068 16Thus says the LORD: "Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls. But they said, 'We will not walk in it.'H559H3068H5975H1870H7200H7592H5769H5410H2896H1870H3212H4672H4771H5315H559H3212 17I set watchmen over you, saying, 'Pay attention to the sound of the trumpet!' But they said, 'We will not pay attention.'H6965H6822H7181H6963H7782H559H7181 18Therefore hear, O nations, and know, O congregation, what will happen to them.H8085H1471H3045H5712 19Hear, O earth; behold, I am bringing disaster upon this people, the fruit of their devices, because they have not paid attention to my words; and as for my law, they have rejected it.H8085H776H935H7451H5971H6529H4284H7181H1697H8451H3988 20What use to me is frankincense that comes from Sheba, or sweet cane from a distant land? Your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices pleasing to me.H935H3828H7614H2896H7070H4801H776H5930H7522H2077H6149 21Therefore thus says the LORD: 'Behold, I will lay before this people stumbling blocks against which they shall stumble; fathers and sons together, neighbor and friend shall perish.'"H559H3068H5414H4383H5971H1H1121H3162H3782H7934H7453H6 22Thus says the LORD: "Behold, a people is coming from the north country, a great nation is stirring from the farthest parts of the earth.H559H3068H5971H935H6828H776H1419H1471H5782H3411H776 23They lay hold on bow and javelin; they are cruel and have no mercy; the sound of them is like the roaring sea; they ride on horses, set in array as a man for battle, against you, O daughter of Zion!"H2388H7198H3591H394H7355H6963H1993H3220H7392H5483H6186H376H4421H1323H6726 24We have heard the report of it; our hands fall helpless; anguish has taken hold of us, pain as of a woman in labor.H8085H8089H3027H7503H6869H2388H2427H3205 25Go not out into the field, nor walk on the road, for the enemy has a sword; terror is on every side.H3318H7704H3212H1870H2719H341H4032H5439 26O daughter of my people, put on sackcloth, and roll in ashes; make mourning as for an only son, most bitter lamentation, for suddenly the destroyer will come upon us.H1323H5971H2296H8242H6428H665H6213H60H3173H8563H4553H7703H6597H935 27"I have made you a tester of metals among my people, that you may know and test their ways.H5414H969H4013H5971H3045H974H1870 28They are all stubbornly rebellious, going about with slanders; they are bronze and iron; all of them act corruptly.H5493H5637H1980H7400H5178H1270H7843 29The bellows blow fiercely; the lead is consumed by the fire; in vain the refining goes on, for the wicked are not removed.H4647H2787H5777H8552H800H784H6884H6884H7723H7451H5423 30Rejected silver they are called, for the LORD has rejected them."H3988H3701H7121H3068H3988


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