11 *The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying, 2 aHear ye the words of athis covenant, and speak unto the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem; 3 And say thou unto them, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel; bCursed be the man that obeyeth not the words of this covenant, 4 Which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, cfrom the iron furnace, dsaying, Obey my voice, and do them, according to all which I command you: dso shall ye be my people, and I will be your God: 5 That I may perform ethe oath which I have sworn unto your fathers, to give them fa land flowing with milk and honey, as it is this day. Then answered I, and said, †So be it, O Lord. 6 Then the Lord said unto me, Proclaim all these words ffin the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, saying, aHear ye the words of this covenant, and bgdo them. 7 For I earnestly protested unto your fathers in the day that I brought them up out of the land of Egypt, even unto this day, hrising early and protesting, dsaying, Obey my voice. 8 iYet they obeyed not, nor inclined their ear, but kwalked every one in the ||imagination of their evil heart: therefore I will bring upon them all athe words of this covenant, gwhich I commanded them to do; but they did them not. 9 And the Lord said unto me, lA conspiracy is found among the men of Judah, and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 10 They are turned back to mthe iniquities of their forefathers, which refused to hear my words; and they went after other gods to serve them: the house of Israel and the house of Judah nhave broken my covenant which I made with their fathers. 11 Therefore thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will bring evil upon them, which they shall not be able †to escape; and othough they shall cry unto me, I will not hearken unto them. 12 Then shall the cities of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem go, and cry unto the gods unto whom they offer incense: but they shall not save them at all in the time of their †trouble. 13 pFor according to the number of thy cities were thy gods, O Judah; and according to the number of the streets of Jerusalem have ye set up altars to that †shameful thing, even altars to burn incense unto Baal. 14 qTherefore pray not thou for this people, qneither lift up a cry or prayer for them: for oI will not hear them in the time that they cry unto me for their †trouble.
15 r†What hath smy beloved to do in mine house, seeing tshe hath wrought lewdness with many, and uthe holy flesh is passed from thee? ||when thou doest evil, vthen thou rejoicest. 16 The Lord called thy name, wA green olive tree, fair, and of goodly fruit: with the noise of a great xtumult he hath kindled fire upon it, and ythe branches of it are broken. 17 For the Lord of hosts, zthat planted thee, hath pronounced evil against thee, for the evil of the house of Israel and of the house of Judah, which they have done against themselves ato provoke me to anger in offering incense unto Baal. 18 And the Lord hath given me knowledge of it, and I know it: then thou shewedst me their doings. 19 But I was blike a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; and I knew not that cthey had devised devices against me, dsaying, eLet us destroy †gthe tree with the fruit thereof, and hlet us cut him off from ithe land of the living, jthat his name may be no more remembered. 20 But, O Lord of hosts, that judgest righteously, kthat ltriest the reins and mthe heart, nlet me see thy vengeance on them: for unto thee have I revealed my cause.
21 Therefore thus saith the Lord of the men of oAnathoth, pthat seek thy life, saying, qProphesy not in the name of the Lord, rthat thou die not by our hand: 22 Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, Behold, I will †punish them: the young men shall die by the sword; their sons and their daughters shall die by famine: 23 And there shall be no remnant of them: for sI will bring evil upon the men of oAnathoth, even stthe year of their visitation.
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