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Jeremiah 8
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8AT THAT time, says the Lord, [the Babylonian army will break open the sepulchers, and] they shall bring out the bones of the kings of Judah, the bones of its princes, the bones of the priests, the bones of the prophets, and the bones of the inhabitants of Jerusalem from their graves.H6256H5002H3068H3318H6106H4428H3063H6106H8269H6106H3548H6106H5030H6106H3427H3389H6913 2And they will [carelessly] scatter [the corpses] before the sun and the moon and all the host of heaven, which [the dead] have loved and which they have served and after which they have walked and which they have sought, inquired of, {and} required and which they have worshiped. They shall not be gathered, or be buried; they shall be like dung upon the face of the earth.H7849H8121H3394H6635H8064H157H5647H310H1980H1875H7812H622H6912H1828H6440H127 3And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue of those who remain of this evil family (nation), who remain in all the places to which I have driven them, says the Lord of hosts.H4194H977H2416H7611H7604H7451H4940H7604H4725H5080H5002H3068H6635 4Moreover, you [Jeremiah] shall say to them, Thus says the Lord: Shall men fall and not rise up again? Shall one turn away [from God] and not repent {and} return [to Him]?H559H559H3068H5307H6965H7725H7725 5Why then is this people of Jerusalem turned away with a perpetual turning away [from Me]? They hold fast to deceit (idolatry); they refuse to repent {and} return [to God].H5971H3389H7725H5329H4878H2388H8649H3985H7725 6I have listened and heard, but they have not spoken aright; no man repents of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? Everyone turns to his [individual] course, as the horse rushes like a torrent into battle.H7181H8085H1696H376H5162H5921H7451H559H6213H7725H4794H5483H7857H4421 7[Even the migratory birds are punctual to their seasons.] Yes, the stork [excelling in the great height of her flight] in the heavens knows her appointed times [of migration], and the turtledove, the swallow, and the crane observe the time of their return. But My people do not know the law of the Lord [which the lower animals instinctively recognize in so far as it applies to them].H2624H8064H3045H4150H8449H5483H5693H8104H6256H935H5971H3045H4941H3068 8How can you say, We are wise, and we have the written law of the Lord [and are learned in its language and teachings]? Behold, the truth is, the lying pen of the scribes has made of the law a falsehood (a mere code of ceremonial observances).H559H2450H8451H3068H403H8267H6213H5842H5608H8267 9The wise men shall be put to shame; they shall be dismayed and taken [captive]. Behold, they have rejected the word of the Lord, and what wisdom {and} broad, full intelligence is in them?H2450H3001H2865H3920H3988H1697H3068H2451 10Therefore will I give their wives to others and their fields to those who gain possession of them; for everyone, from the least even to the greatest, is given to covetousness (is greedy for unjust gain); from the prophet even to the priest, everyone deals falsely.H5414H802H312H7704H3423H6996H1419H1214H1215H5030H3548H6213H8267 11For they have healed the wound of the daughter of My people only lightly {and} slightingly, saying, Peace, peace, when there is no peace.H7495H7667H1323H5971H7043H559H7965H7965H7965 12They are brought to shame because they have committed abominations (extremely disgusting and shamefully vile things). And yet they were not at all ashamed, nor could they blush. Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; at the time of their punishment they shall be overthrown, says the Lord.H3001H6213H8441H954H954H3045H3637H5307H5307H6256H6486H3782H559H3068 13I will gather {and} sweep them away, utterly consuming them, says the Lord. [I will find] no grapes on the vine, nor figs on the fig tree, and even the leaf is withered; and the things that I have given them shall pass away from them [for I have appointed to them those who shall pass over them].H622H5486H5002H3068H6025H1612H8384H8384H5929H5034H5414H5674 14[Then say the people to each other] Why do we sit still? Assemble yourselves, and let us enter into the fortified cities and be silent {or} perish there! For the Lord our God has decreed our ruin and given us bitter {and} poisonous water to drink, because we have sinned against the Lord.H3427H622H935H4013H5892H1826H3068H430H1826H4325H7219H8248H2398H3068 15We looked for peace {and} completeness, but no good came, and for a time of healing, but behold, dismay, trouble, {and} terror!H6960H7965H2896H6256H4832H1205 16The snorting of [Nebuchadnezzar's] horses is heard from Dan [on the northern border of Palestine]. At the sound of the neighing of his strong war-horses the whole land quakes; for they come and devour the land and all that is in it, the city and those who dwell in it.H5170H5483H8085H1835H776H7493H6963H4684H47H935H398H776H4393H5892H3427 17For behold, I am sending among you serpents, adders which cannot be charmed, and they shall bite you, says the Lord.H7971H5175H6848H3908H5391H5002H3068 18Oh, that I [Jeremiah] could comfort myself against sorrow, [for my grief is beyond healing], my heart is sick {and} faint within me!H4010H3015H3820H1742 19Behold [says the prophet, listen to the voice of] the cry of the daughter of my people [for help] because of those who dwell in a far country: Is not the Lord in Zion? Is not her King in her? [But the Lord answers] Why have they provoked Me to anger with their carved images and with foreign idols?H6963H7775H1323H5971H4801H776H3068H6726H4428H3707H6456H5236H1892 20The harvest is past, the summer has ended {and} the gathering of fruit is over, yet we are not saved! [comes again the voice of the people.]H7105H5674H7019H3615H3467 21For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I [Jeremiah] hurt; I go around mourning; dismay has taken hold on me.H7667H1323H5971H7665H6937H8047H2388 22Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then is not the health of the daughter of my people restored? [Because Zion no longer enjoyed the presence of the Great Physician!]H6875H1568H7495H3588H724H1323H5971H5927


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