Jeremiah 11 ©
The prophet proclaimeth God's covenant, and rebuketh the Jews for disobeying it: he denounceth evil against them for their idolatries, and against the men of Anathoth, who devised his death.
THE word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
Which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, from the eiron furnace, saying, fObey my voice, and do them, according to all which I command you: so shall ye be my people, and I will be your God:
Yet lthey obeyed not, nor inclined their ear, but walked every one in the 2imagination of their evil heart: therefore mI will bring upon them all the words of this covenant, which I commanded them to do; but they did them not.
They are turned back to othe iniquities of their forefathers, which refused to hear my words; and they went after other gods to serve them: pthe house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken my covenant which I made with their fathers.
¶Therefore thus saith the LORD, qBehold, I will bring evil upon them, which they shall not be able to 3escape; and rthough they shall cry unto me, I will not hearken unto them.
7What hath vmy beloved wto do in mine house, seeing she hath xwrought lewdness with many, and the yholy flesh is passed from thee? 8when thou doest evil, zthen thou rejoicest.
The LORD called thy name, aA green olive tree, fair, and of goodly fruit: bwith the noise of a great tumult he hath kindled fire upon it, and the branches of it are broken.
For the LORD of hosts, cthat planted thee, dhath pronounced evil against thee, for the evil of the house of Israel and of the house of Judah, which they have done against themselves eto provoke me to anger in offering incense unto Baal.
But I was glike a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; and I knew not that hthey had devised devices against me, saying, iLet us destroy 9the tree with the fruit thereof, and let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name may be no more remembered.
But, O LORD of hosts, jthat judgest righteously, that ktriest the *reins and the heart, llet me see thy vengeance on them: mfor unto thee have I revealed my cause.
Therefore thus saith the LORD of the men of Anathoth, that nseek thy life, saying, oProphesy not in the name of the LORD, that pthou die not by our hand: