Look, the false pen of the scribe certainly works falsehood. Behold, they have rejected the word of the Lord ; So what wisdom do they have? They were not at all ashamed, Nor did they know how to blush. Assemble yourselves, And let us enter the fortified cities, And let us be silent there. For the Lord our God has put us to silence And given us water [ ba ] of gall to drink, Because we have sinned against the Lord.
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The whole land trembled at the sound of the neighing of His strong ones; For they have come and devoured the land and all that is in it, The city and those who dwell in it. Is not her King in her? I am mourning; Astonishment has taken hold of me. Why then is there no recovery For the health of the daughter of my people? For they are all adulterers, An assembly of treacherous men. They are not valiant for the truth on the earth. Both the birds of the heavens and the beasts have fled; They are gone. I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant.
And who is he to whom the mouth of the Lord has spoken, that he may declare it? Why does the land perish and burn up like a wilderness, so that no one can pass through? And I will send a sword after them until I have consumed them. We are greatly ashamed, Because we have forsaken the land, Because we have been cast out of our dwellings. And the young men— [ bj ] no longer on the streets! For all these nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in the heart.
Do not be afraid of them, For they cannot do evil, Nor can they do any good. For this is Your rightful due. For among all the wise men of the nations, And in all their kingdoms, There is none like You. At His wrath the earth will tremble, And the nations will not be able to endure His indignation.
He makes lightning for the rain, He brings the wind out of His treasuries. My wound is severe. There is no one to pitch my tent anymore, Or set up my curtains. And the holy flesh has passed from you. When you do evil, then you rejoice. With the noise of a great tumult He has kindled fire on it, And its branches are broken.
Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why are those happy who deal so treacherously? You are near in their mouth But far from their [ bt ] mind. Pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, And prepare them for the day of slaughter. And if in the land of peace, In which you trusted, they wearied you, Then how will you do in the [ bu ] floodplain of the Jordan? Do not believe them, Even though they speak [ bw ] smooth words to you. Come, assemble all the beasts of the field, Bring them to devour!
But be ashamed of your harvest Because of the fierce anger of the Lord.
THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET JEREMIAH
It was profitable for nothing. Where is the flock that was given to you, Your beautiful sheep? For you have taught them To be chieftains, to be head over you. Will not pangs seize you, Like a woman in [ cj ] labor? Then may you also do good who are accustomed to do evil. Woe to you, O Jerusalem!
Will you still not be made clean? They returned with their vessels empty; They were ashamed and confounded And covered their heads.
THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET JEREMIAH
Therefore the Lord does not accept them; He will remember their iniquity now, And punish their sins. But I will consume them by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence. I have not sent them, commanded them, nor spoken to them; they prophesy to you a false vision, [ cn ] divination, a worthless thing, and the deceit of their heart.
And if I enter the city, Then behold, those sick from famine! Yes, both prophet and priest go about in a land they do not know. Has Your soul loathed Zion? Why have You stricken us so that there is no healing for us? We looked for peace, but there was no good; And for the time of healing, and there was trouble. Remember, do not break Your covenant with us.
Or can the heavens give showers? Therefore we will wait for You, Since You have made all these.go to link
Jeremiah, priest and prophet
Cast them out of My sight, and let them go forth. Or who will bemoan you? Or who will turn aside to ask how you are doing? Therefore I will stretch out My hand against you and destroy you; I am [ cp ] weary of relenting! I have neither lent for interest, Nor have men lent to me for interest. Every one of them curses me. In Your enduring patience, do not take me away. Know that for Your sake I have suffered rebuke. Will You surely be to me like an unreliable stream, As waters that [ ct ] fail?
Jeremiah, Priest And Prophet
Let them return to you, But you must not return to them. They shall be consumed by the sword and by famine, and their corpses shall be meat for the birds of heaven and for the beasts of the earth. They shall not be buried; neither shall men lament for them, cut themselves, nor make themselves bald for them.
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Or what is our iniquity? Or what is our sin that we have committed against the Lord our God? Let it come now! Bring on them the day of doom, And destroy [ dc ] them with double destruction! Return now every one from his evil way, and make your ways and your doings good. So we will walk according to our own plans, and we will every one [ dj ] obey the dictates [ dk ] of his evil heart.
The virgin of Israel has done a very horrible thing. Will the cold flowing waters be forsaken for strange waters? Come and let us attack him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words. For they have dug a pit for my life. Let their men be put to death, Their young men be slain By the sword in battle. Provide no atonement for their iniquity, Nor blot out their sin from Your sight; But let them be overthrown before You. Jeremiah For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.
Jeremiah ,11,30 And come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations? Jeremiah What hath my beloved to do in mine house, seeing she hath wrought lewdness with many, and the holy flesh is passed from thee? Jeremiah And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
Christian Standard Bible because both prophet and priest are ungodly, even in my house I have found their evil. This is the LORD's declaration.
Holman Christian Standard Bible because both prophet and priest are ungodly, even in My house I have found their evil. International Standard Version Indeed, both priest and prophet are ungodly. I have even found them doing evil in my temple! For example, he was instructed to make a model of the city of Jerusalem under siege and famine, and to lie on his side for many days to symbolize the punishment of Israel, Judah and the city for their years of sinful behavior Ezekiel 4.
Then he was to shave his head and beard and distribute the hair three ways to depict the city suffering epidemics and famine, its people under attack, and their scattering chapter 5. His intersection with Ezekiel can be seen not only in the general content of their books, outlining both judgment and restoration, but also in more detailed aspects. These include the image of a boiling cauldron coming from the north representing the invading Babylonians, which Ezekiel expands to Jerusalem itself becoming a cauldron of punishment under their attack Jeremiah —15; Ezekiel —12; — Similarly, the image of two sinning sisters symbolizing the northern kingdom of Israel and the southern kingdom of Judah Jeremiah —11 is extended in Ezekiel This clarification is further developed by Ezekiel Jeremiah —30; Ezekiel Jeremiah is known, too, for the promise of a new covenant.
The Leviticus passage outlines five levels of increasing punishment if disobedience continues.