Jeremiah

Jeremiah 17 ©

1The captivity of Judah for her sin. 5Trust in man is cursed, in God is blessed. 9The heart, though deceitful, cannot impose upon God. 12In God alone is sure salvation. 15The prophet complaining of scoffers, prayeth God to support him: 19he is sent to exhort to a due observation of the sabbath.

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THE sin of Judah is written with a apen of iron, and with the 1point of a diamond: it is graven bupon the *table of their heart, and cupon the horns of your altars;

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Whilst dtheir children remember their altars and etheir groves by the green trees upon the high hills.

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O fmy mountain in the field, gI will give thy substance and all thy treasures to the spoil, and thy high places for sin, throughout all thy borders.

f Is. 2.3.
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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.

h ch. 16.13,16. Le. 26.23,24. De. 4.27,28; 28.25,36,47,48. ch. 27.6; 2.37; 15.4.
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¶Thus saith the LORD; kCursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.

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For he shall be llike the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited.

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mBlessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.

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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.

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¶The pheart is deceitful above all things, and qdesperately wicked: who can know it?

q Ec. 9.3.
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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.

t Ga. 6.7,8.
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As the partridge 4sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so uhe that getteth riches, and not by right, vshall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.

v Ps. 39.6; 55.23. Pr. 23.5. Ps. 49.10,13,17. Ec. 5.14-16. v.3,4. Lu. 12.20.
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¶A wglorious high throne from the beginning is the place of our sanctuary.

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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.

y Ps. 73.27. Is. 1.28. Eze. 13.9. Ps. 69.28, not as Lu. 10.20. Phi. 4.3.
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aHeal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art bmy praise.

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¶Behold, they say unto me, cWhere is the word of the LORD? let it come now.

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As for me, dI have not hastened from being a pastor 5to follow thee: neither have I desired the woeful day; thou knowest: that which came out of my lips was right before thee.

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eBe not a terror unto me: thou art fmy hope in the day of evil.

e Job 6.4. Ps. 77.2-9; 88.15-17. Job 31.23.
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gLet them be confounded that persecute me, but let not me be confounded: let them be dismayed, but let not me be dismayed: hbring upon them the day of evil, and 6destroy them with double destruction.

g Ps. 35.4; 40.14; 25.2. ch. 20.11.
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¶Thus said the LORD unto me; Go and stand iin the gate of the children of the people, whereby jthe kings of Judah come in, and by the which they go out, and in all the gates of Jerusalem;

j ch. 13.13.
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And say unto them, kHear ye the word of the LORD, ye kings of Judah, and all Judah, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, that enter in by these gates:

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Thus saith the LORD; lTake heed to yourselves, and mbear no burden on the sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem;

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Neither carry forth a burden out of your houses on the sabbath day, neither do ye any work, nbut hallow ye the sabbath day, as I commanded your fathers.

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But othey obeyed not, neither inclined their ear, pbut made their neck stiff, that they might not hear, nor receive instruction.

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And it shall come to pass, if qye diligently hearken unto me, saith the LORD, to bring in no burden through the gates of this city on the sabbath day, rbut hallow the sabbath day, to do no work therein;

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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.

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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.

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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.