Jeremiah 17 ©
The captivity of Judah for her sin. Trust in man is cursed, in God is blessed. The heart, though deceitful, cannot impose upon God. In God alone is sure salvation. The prophet complaining of scoffers, prayeth God to support him: he is sent to exhort to a due observation of the sabbath.
And thou, 2even thyself, hshalt discontinue from thine heritage that I gave thee; iand I will cause thee to serve thine enemies in the land which thou knowest not: for jye have kindled a fire in mine anger, which shall burn for ever.
For he shall be nas a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but oher leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of 3drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
I the LORD rsearch the heart, I try the *reins, even sto give every man according to his ways, and taccording to the fruit of his doings.
O LORD, xthe hope of Israel, yall that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the zfountain of living waters.
Then sshall there enter into the gates of this city kings and princes sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, they, and their princes, the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem: and this city shall remain for ever.
And they shall come tfrom the cities of Judah, and from the places about Jerusalem, and from the land of Benjamin, and from the plain, and from the mountains, and from uthe south, vbringing burnt offerings, and sacrifices, and meat offerings, and incense, and bringing sacrifices of praise, unto the house of the LORD.
But wif ye will not hearken unto me to hallow the sabbath day, and not to bear a burden, even entering in at the gates of Jerusalem on the sabbath day; then xwill I kindle a fire in the gates thereof, and yit shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched.