17 The sin of Judah is written with aa pen of iron, and with the * point of ba diamond: it is cgraven upon the table of their heart, and upon dthe horns of efyour altars; 2 Whilst ftheir children remember their altars and gtheir groves hby the green trees upon the high hills. 3 O imy mountain in the field, jI will give thy substance and all thy treasures to the spoil, and thy high places for sin, throughout all thy borders. 4 And thou, even * thyself, shalt kdiscontinue from thine heritage that I gave thee; and lI will cause thee to serve thine enemies lmin the land which thou knowest not: for ye have kindled a fire in mine anger, which shall burn for ever.
5 Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be nthe man that trusteth in man, and omaketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord. 6 For he shall pbe like the qheath in the desert, and rshall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in sa salt land and tnot inhabited. 7 uBlessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose vhope the Lord is. 8 For whe shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but xher leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of * drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
9 yThe heart is zdeceitful above all things, and adesperately wicked: who can know it? 10 I the Lord bsearch the heart, I ctry the reins, even dto give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings. 11 As ethe partridge * sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so he that getteth riches, and not by right, gshall leave them hin the midst of his days, and at his end shall be ia fool.
12 A glorious high throne from the beginning is the place of our sanctuary. 13 O Lord, kthe hope of Israel, lall that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be mwritten in the earth, because nothey have forsaken the Lord, othe fountain of living waters. 14 pHeal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for qthou art my praise. 15 Behold, rthey say unto me, Where is the word of the Lord? let it scome now. 16 As for me, tI have not uhastened from being va pastor * to follow thee: neither have I desired the awoeful day; wthou knowest: that which came out of my lips was xright before thee. 17 Be not a terror unto me: xxthou art my hope in the day of evil. 18 yLet them be confounded that persecute me, but zlet not me be confounded: let them be dismayed, but let not me be dismayed: bring upon them the day of evil, and * adestroy them with bdouble destruction.
19 Thus said the Lord unto me; Go and stand in the gate of the children of the people, whereby cthe kings of Judah come in, and by the which they go out, and in all the gates of Jerusalem; 20 And say unto them, dHear ye the word of the Lord, cye kings of Judah, and all Judah, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, that enter in by these gates: 21 Thus saith the Lord; Take heed to yourselves, and ebear no burden on the sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem; 22 Neither carry forth a burden out of your houses on the sabbath day, fneither do ye any work, but ffhallow ye the sabbath day, gas I commanded your fathers. 23 hBut they obeyed not, neither inclined their ear, but imade their neck stiff, that they might not hear, nor kreceive instruction. 24 And it shall come to pass, if ye diligently hearken unto me, saith the Lord, eto bring in no burden through the gates of this city on the sabbath day, but fhallow the sabbath day, to do no work therein; 25 lThen shall there enter into the gates of this city kings and princes sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and mon horses, they, and their princes, the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem: and this city shall remain for ever. 26 And they shall come from nthe cities of Judah, and from nothe places about Jerusalem, and from nthe land of Benjamin, and from nopthe plain, and from nthe mountains, and from noqthe south, bringing burnt offerings, and sacrifices, and meat offerings, and incense, and bringing rsacrifices of praise, unto the house of the Lord. 27 But if ye will not hearken unto me fto hallow the sabbath day, and not eto bear a burden, even entering in at the gates of Jerusalem on the sabbath day; then swill I kindle a fire in the gates thereof, and tit shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and uit shall not be quenched.
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