1 The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying,
3 and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, “aCursed is the man who does not heed the words of this covenant
4 which I commanded your forefathers in the aday that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, from the biron furnace, saying, ‘cListen to My voice, and 1do according to all which I command you; so you shall be dMy people, and I will be your God,’
8 ‘Yet they adid not obey or incline their ear, but walked, each one, in the stubbornness of his evil heart; therefore I brought on them all the bwords of this covenant, which I commanded them to do, but they did not.’ ”
9 Then the Lord said to me, “A aconspiracy has been found among the men of Judah and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
10 “They have aturned back to the iniquities of their 1ancestors who brefused to hear My words, and they chave gone after other gods to serve them; the house of Israel and the house of Judah have dbroken My covenant which I made with their fathers.”
12 “Then the cities of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem will ago and cry to the gods to whom they burn incense, but they surely will not save them in the time of their disaster.
15 “What right has My abeloved in My house
When bshe has done many vile deeds?
Can the sacrificial flesh take away from you your disaster,
1So that you can rejoice?”
“A agreen olive tree, beautiful in fruit and form”;
With the bnoise of a great tumult
He has ckindled fire on it,
And its branches are worthless.
17 The Lord of hosts, who aplanted you, has bpronounced evil against you because of the evil of the house of Israel and of the house of Judah, which they have 1done to provoke Me by 2coffering up sacrifices to Baal.
18 Moreover, the Lord amade it known to me and I knew it;
Then You showed me their deeds.
19 But I was like a gentle alamb led to the slaughter;
And I did not know that they had bdevised plots against me, saying,
“Let us destroy the tree with its 1fruit,
That his ename be remembered no more.”
20 But, O Lord of hosts, who ajudges righteously,
Let me see Your vengeance on them,
For to You have I 2committed my cause.
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