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Jeremiah 6
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Destruction of Jerusalem Impending

6"Flee for safety, O sons of Benjamin, From the midst of Jerusalem! Now blow a trumpet in Tekoa, And raise a signal over Beth-haccerem; For evil looks down from the north, And a great destruction.H1121H1144H5756H7130H3389H8628H7782H8620H5375H4864H1021H7451H8259H6828H1419H7667 2"The comely and dainty one, the daughter of Zion, I will cut off.H1820H1323H6726H5116H6026 3"Shepherds and their flocks will come to her, They will pitch [their] tents around her, They will 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 the evening lengthen!H6942H4421H6965H5927H6672H188H3117H6437H6752H6153H5186 5"Arise, and let us attack by night And destroy her palaces!"H6965H5927H3915H7843H759 6For thus says the LORD of hosts, "Cut down her trees, And cast up a siege against Jerusalem. This is the city to be punished, In whose midst there is only oppression.H3068H6635H559H3772H6097H8210H5550H3389H5892H6485H6233H7130 7"As a well keeps its waters fresh, So she keeps fresh her wickedness. Violence and destruction are heard in her; Sickness and wounds are ever before Me.H953H6979H4325H6979H7451H2555H7701H8085H6440H8548H2483H4347 8"Be warned, O Jerusalem, Lest I be alienated from you; Lest I make you a desolation, A land not inhabited."H3256H3389H5315H3363H7760H8077H776H3427 9Thus says the LORD of hosts, "They will thoroughly glean as the vine the remnant of Israel; Pass your hand again like a grape gatherer Over the branches."H559H3068H6635H5953H5953H7611H3478H1612H7725H3027H1219H5552 10To whom shall I speak and give warning, That they may hear? Behold, their ears are closed, And they cannot listen. Behold, the word of the LORD has become a reproach to them; They have no delight in it.H1696H5749H8085H241H6189H3201H7181H1697H3068H2781H2654 11But I am full of the wrath of the LORD: I am weary with holding [ it] in. "Pour [it] out on the children in the street, And on the gathering of young men together; For both husband and wife shall be taken, The aged and the very old.H4392H2534H3068H3811H3557H8210H5768H2351H5475H970H3162H376H802H3920H2205H4390H3117 12"And their houses shall be turned over to others, Their fields and their wives together; For I will stretch out My hand Against the inhabitants of the land," declares the LORD.H1004H5437H312H7704H802H3162H5186H3027H3427H776H5002H3068 13"For from the least of them even to the greatest of them, Everyone is greedy for gain, And from the prophet even to the priest Everyone deals falsely.H6996H1419H1214H1215H5030H3548H6213H8267 14"And they have healed the brokenness of My people superficially, Saying, 'Peace, peace,' But there is no peace.H7495H7667H1323H5971H7043H559H7965H7965H7965 15"Were they ashamed because of the abomination they have done? They were not even ashamed at all; They did not even know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; At the time that I punish them, They shall be cast down," says the LORD.H3001H6213H8441H1571H954H954H1571H3045H3637H5307H5307H6256H6485H3782H559H3068 16Thus says the LORD, "Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, Where the good way is, and walk in it; And you shall find rest for your souls. But they said, 'We will not walk [in it].'H559H3068H5975H1870H7200H7592H5769H5410H2896H1870H3212H4672H4771H5315H559H3212 17"And I set watchmen over you, [saying,] 'Listen to the sound of the trumpet!' But they said, 'We will not listen.'H6965H6822H7181H6963H7782H559H7181 18"Therefore hear, O nations, And know, O congregation, what is among them.H8085H1471H3045H5712 19"Hear, O earth: behold, I am bringing disaster on this people, The fruit of their plans, Because they have not listened to My words, And as for My law, they have rejected it also.H8085H776H935H7451H5971H6529H4284H7181H1697H8451H3988 20"For what purpose does frankincense come to Me from Sheba, And the sweet cane from a distant land? Your burnt offerings are not acceptable, And your sacrifices are not pleasing to Me."H935H3828H7614H2896H7070H4801H776H5930H7522H2077H6149 21Therefore, thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am laying stumbling blocks before this people. And they will stumble against them, Fathers and sons together; Neighbor and friend will perish."H559H3068H5414H4383H5971H1H1121H3162H3782H7934H7453H6

The Enemy from the North

22Thus says the LORD, "Behold, a people is coming from the north land, And a great nation will be aroused from the remote parts of the earth.H559H3068H5971H935H6828H776H1419H1471H5782H3411H776 23"They seize bow and spear; They are cruel and have no mercy; Their voice roars like the sea, And they ride on horses, Arrayed as a man for the battle Against you, O daughter of Zion!"H2388H7198H3591H394H7355H6963H1993H3220H7392H5483H6186H376H4421H1323H6726 24We have heard the report of it; Our hands are limp. Anguish has seized us, Pain as of a woman in childbirth.H8085H8089H3027H7503H6869H2388H2427H3205 25Do not go out into the field, And do not 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; Mourn as for an only son, A lamentation most bitter. For suddenly the destroyer Will come upon us.H1323H5971H2296H8242H6428H665H6213H60H3173H8563H4553H7703H6597H935 27"I have made you an assayer [and] a tester among My people, That you may know and assay their way."H5414H969H4013H5971H3045H974H1870 28All of them are stubbornly rebellious, Going about as a talebearer. [ They are] bronze and iron; They, all of them, are corrupt.H5493H5637H1980H7400H5178H1270H7843 29The bellows blow fiercely, The lead is consumed by the fire; In vain the refining goes on, But the wicked are not separated.H4647H2787H5777H8552H800H784H6884H6884H7723H7451H5423 30They call them rejected silver, Because the LORD has rejected them.H3988H3701H7121H3068H3988


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