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Jeremiah 16:10
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"When you tell these people all this and they ask you, ‘Why has the Lord decreed such a great disaster against us? What wrong have we done? What sin have we committed against the Lord our God?'(s)
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Jeremiah 16:11
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then say to them, ‘It is because your ancestors forsook me,' declares the Lord , ‘and followed other gods and served and worshiped(t) them. They forsook me and did not keep my law.(u)
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Jeremiah 16:12
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But you have behaved more wickedly than your ancestors.(v) See how all of you are following the stubbornness of your evil hearts(w) instead of obeying me.
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Jeremiah 16:13
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So I will throw you out of this land(x) into a land neither you nor your ancestors have known,(y) and there you will serve other gods(z) day and night, for I will show you no favor.'(aa)
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Jeremiah 16:14
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"However, the days are coming,"(ab) declares the Lord , "when it will no longer be said, ‘As surely as the Lord lives, who brought the Israelites up out of Egypt,'(ac)
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Jeremiah 16:15
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but it will be said, ‘As surely as the Lord lives, who brought the Israelites up out of the land of the north(ad) and out of all the countries where he had banished them.'(ae) For I will restore(af) them to the land I gave their ancestors.(ag)
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Jeremiah 16:16
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"But now I will send for many fishermen," declares the Lord , "and they will catch them.(ah) After that I will send for many hunters, and they will hunt(ai) them down on every mountain and hill and from the crevices of the rocks.(aj)
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Jeremiah 16:17
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My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden(ak) from me, nor is their sin concealed from my eyes.(al)
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Jeremiah 16:18
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I will repay(am) them double(an) for their wickedness and their sin, because they have defiled my land(ao) with the lifeless forms of their vile images(ap) and have filled my inheritance with their detestable idols.(aq)"(ar)
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Jeremiah 16:19
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Lord , my strength and my fortress, my refuge(as) in time of distress, to you the nations will come(at) from the ends of the earth and say, "Our ancestors possessed nothing but false gods,(au) worthless idols(av) that did them no good.(aw)
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Jeremiah 16:20
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Do people make their own gods? Yes, but they are not gods!"(ax)
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Jeremiah 16:21
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"Therefore I will teach them— this time I will teach them my power and might. Then they will know that my name(ay) is the Lord .
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Jeremiah 17:1
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"Judah's sin is engraved with an iron tool,(a) inscribed with a flint point, on the tablets of their hearts(b) and on the horns(c) of their altars.
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Jeremiah 17:2
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Even their children remember their altars and Asherah poles[a](d) beside the spreading trees and on the high hills.(e)
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Jeremiah 17:3
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My mountain in the land and your[b] wealth and all your treasures I will give away as plunder,(f) together with your high places,(g) because of sin throughout your country.(h)
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Jeremiah 17:4
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Through your own fault you will lose the inheritance(i) I gave you. I will enslave you to your enemies(j) in a land(k) you do not know, for you have kindled my anger, and it will burn(l) forever."
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Jeremiah 17:5
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This is what the Lord says: "Cursed is the one who trusts in man,(m) who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the Lord .(n)
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Jeremiah 17:6
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That person will be like a bush in the wastelands; they will not see prosperity when it comes. They will dwell in the parched places(o) of the desert, in a salt(p) land where no one lives.
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Jeremiah 17:7
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"But blessed(q) is the one who trusts(r) in the Lord , whose confidence is in him.
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Jeremiah 17:8
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They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.(s) It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought(t) and never fails to bear fruit."(u)
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Jeremiah 17:9
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The heart(v) is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?
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Jeremiah 17:10
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"I the Lord search the heart(w) and examine the mind,(x) to reward(y) each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve."(z)
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Jeremiah 17:11
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Like a partridge that hatches eggs it did not lay are those who gain riches by unjust means. When their lives are half gone, their riches will desert them, and in the end they will prove to be fools.(aa)
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Jeremiah 17:12
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A glorious throne,(ab) exalted from the beginning, is the place of our sanctuary.
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Jeremiah 17:13
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Lord , you are the hope(ac) of Israel; all who forsake(ad) you will be put to shame. Those who turn away from you will be written in the dust(ae) because they have forsaken the Lord , the spring of living water.(af)
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Jeremiah 17:14
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Heal me, Lord , and I will be healed;(ag) save(ah) me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.(ai)
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Jeremiah 17:15
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They keep saying to me, "Where is the word of the Lord ? Let it now be fulfilled!"(aj)
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Jeremiah 17:16
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I have not run away from being your shepherd; you know I have not desired the day of despair. What passes my lips(ak) is open before you.
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Jeremiah 17:17
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Do not be a terror(al) to me; you are my refuge(am) in the day of disaster.(an)
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Jeremiah 17:18
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Let my persecutors be put to shame, but keep me from shame; let them be terrified, but keep me from terror. Bring on them the day of disaster; destroy them with double destruction.(ao)
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Jeremiah 17:19
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This is what the Lord said to me: "Go and stand at the Gate of the People,[c] through which the kings of Judah go in and out; stand also at all the other gates of Jerusalem.(ap)
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Jeremiah 17:20
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Say to them, ‘Hear the word of the Lord , you kings of Judah and all people of Judah and everyone living in Jerusalem(aq) who come through these gates.(ar)
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Jeremiah 17:21
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This is what the Lord says: Be careful not to carry a load on the Sabbath(as) day or bring it through the gates of Jerusalem.
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Jeremiah 17:22
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Do not bring a load out of your houses or do any work on the Sabbath, but keep the Sabbath day holy, as I commanded your ancestors.(at)
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Jeremiah 17:23
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Yet they did not listen or pay attention;(au) they were stiff-necked(av) and would not listen or respond to discipline.(aw)
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Jeremiah 17:24
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But if you are careful to obey me, declares the Lord , and bring no load through the gates of this city on the Sabbath, but keep the Sabbath day holy(ax) by not doing any work on it,
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Jeremiah 17:25
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then kings who sit on David's throne(ay) will come through the gates of this city with their officials. They and their officials will come riding in chariots and on horses, accompanied by the men of Judah and those living in Jerusalem, and this city will be inhabited forever.(az)
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Jeremiah 17:26
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People will come from the towns of Judah and the villages around Jerusalem, from the territory of Benjamin and the western foothills, from the hill country and the Negev,(ba) bringing burnt offerings and sacrifices, grain offerings and incense, and bringing thank offerings to the house of the Lord .
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Jeremiah 17:27
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But if you do not obey(bb) me to keep the Sabbath(bc) day holy by not carrying any load as you come through the gates of Jerusalem on the Sabbath day, then I will kindle an unquenchable fire(bd) in the gates of Jerusalem that will consume her fortresses.'"(be)
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Jeremiah 18:1
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At the Potter's House

This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord :
Jeremiah 18:2
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"Go down to the potter's house, and there I will give you my message."
Jeremiah 18:3
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So I went down to the potter's house, and I saw him working at the wheel.
Jeremiah 18:4
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But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.
Jeremiah 18:5
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Then the word of the Lord came to me.
Jeremiah 18:6
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He said, "Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?" declares the Lord . "Like clay(a) in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand,(b) Israel.
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Jeremiah 18:7
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If at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted,(c) torn down and destroyed,
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Jeremiah 18:8
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and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent(d) and not inflict on it the disaster(e) I had planned.
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Jeremiah 18:9
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And if at another time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be built(f) up and planted,
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Jeremiah 18:10
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and if it does evil(g) in my sight and does not obey me, then I will reconsider(h) the good I had intended to do for it.(i)
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Jeremiah 18:11
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"Now therefore say to the people of Judah and those living in Jerusalem, ‘This is what the Lord says: Look! I am preparing a disaster(j) for you and devising a plan(k) against you. So turn(l) from your evil ways,(m) each one of you, and reform your ways and your actions.'(n)
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Jeremiah 18:12
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But they will reply, ‘It's no use.(o) We will continue with our own plans; we will all follow the stubbornness of our evil hearts.(p)'"
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Jeremiah 18:13
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Therefore this is what the Lord says: "Inquire among the nations: Who has ever heard anything like this?(q) A most horrible(r) thing has been done by Virgin(s) Israel.
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Jeremiah 18:14
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Does the snow of Lebanon ever vanish from its rocky slopes? Do its cool waters from distant sources ever stop flowing?[a]
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Jeremiah 18:15
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Yet my people have forgotten(t) me; they burn incense(u) to worthless idols,(v) which made them stumble(w) in their ways, in the ancient paths.(x) They made them walk in byways, on roads not built up.(y)
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Jeremiah 18:16
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Their land will be an object of horror(z) and of lasting scorn;(aa) all who pass by will be appalled(ab) and will shake their heads.(ac)
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Jeremiah 18:17
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Like a wind(ad) from the east, I will scatter them before their enemies; I will show them my back and not my face(ae) in the day of their disaster."
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Jeremiah 18:18
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They said, "Come, let's make plans(af) against Jeremiah; for the teaching of the law by the priest(ag) will not cease, nor will counsel from the wise,(ah) nor the word from the prophets.(ai) So come, let's attack him with our tongues(aj) and pay no attention to anything he says."
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Jeremiah 18:19
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Listen to me, Lord ; hear what my accusers(ak) are saying!
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Jeremiah 18:20
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Should good be repaid with evil?(al) Yet they have dug a pit(am) for me. Remember that I stood(an) before you and spoke in their behalf(ao) to turn your wrath away from them.
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Jeremiah 18:21
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So give their children over to famine;(ap) hand them over to the power of the sword.(aq) Let their wives be made childless and widows;(ar) let their men be put to death, their young men(as) slain by the sword in battle.
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Jeremiah 18:22
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Let a cry(at) be heard from their houses when you suddenly bring invaders against them, for they have dug a pit(au) to capture me and have hidden snares(av) for my feet.
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Jeremiah 18:23
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But you, Lord , know all their plots to kill(aw) me. Do not forgive(ax) their crimes or blot out their sins from your sight. Let them be overthrown before you; deal with them in the time of your anger.(ay)
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Jeremiah 19:1
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This is what the Lord says: "Go and buy a clay jar from a potter.(a) Take along some of the elders(b) of the people and of the priests
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Jeremiah 19:2
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and go out to the Valley of Ben Hinnom,(c) near the entrance of the Potsherd Gate. There proclaim the words I tell you,
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Jeremiah 19:3
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and say, ‘Hear the word of the Lord , you kings(d) of Judah and people of Jerusalem. This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Listen! I am going to bring a disaster(e) on this place that will make the ears of everyone who hears of it tingle.(f)
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Jeremiah 19:4
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For they have forsaken(g) me and made this a place of foreign gods(h); they have burned incense(i) in it to gods that neither they nor their ancestors nor the kings of Judah ever knew, and they have filled this place with the blood of the innocent.(j)
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Jeremiah 19:5
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They have built the high places of Baal to burn their children(k) in the fire as offerings to Baal—something I did not command or mention, nor did it enter my mind.(l)
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Jeremiah 19:6
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So beware, the days are coming, declares the Lord , when people will no longer call this place Topheth(m) or the Valley of Ben Hinnom,(n) but the Valley of Slaughter.(o)
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Jeremiah 19:7
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"‘In this place I will ruin[a] the plans(p) of Judah and Jerusalem. I will make them fall by the sword before their enemies,(q) at the hands of those who want to kill them, and I will give their carcasses(r) as food(s) to the birds and the wild animals.
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Jeremiah 19:8
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I will devastate this city and make it an object of horror and scorn;(t) all who pass by will be appalled(u) and will scoff because of all its wounds.(v)
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Jeremiah 19:9
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I will make them eat(w) the flesh of their sons and daughters, and they will eat one another's flesh because their enemies(x) will press the siege so hard against them to destroy them.'
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Jeremiah 19:10
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"Then break the jar(y) while those who go with you are watching,
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Jeremiah 19:11
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and say to them, ‘This is what the Lord Almighty says: I will smash(z) this nation and this city just as this potter's jar is smashed and cannot be repaired. They will bury(aa) the dead in Topheth until there is no more room.
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Jeremiah 19:12
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This is what I will do to this place and to those who live here, declares the Lord . I will make this city like Topheth.
Jeremiah 19:13
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The houses(ab) in Jerusalem and those of the kings of Judah will be defiled(ac) like this place, Topheth—all the houses where they burned incense on the roofs(ad) to all the starry hosts(ae) and poured out drink offerings(af) to other gods.'"
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Jeremiah 19:14
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Jeremiah then returned from Topheth, where the Lord had sent him to prophesy, and stood in the court(ag) of the Lord 's temple and said to all the people,
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Jeremiah 19:15
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"This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: ‘Listen! I am going to bring on this city and all the villages around it every disaster(ah) I pronounced against them, because they were stiff-necked(ai) and would not listen(aj) to my words.'"
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Jeremiah 20:1
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Jeremiah and Pashhur

When the priest Pashhur son of Immer,(a) the official(b) in charge of the temple of the Lord , heard Jeremiah prophesying these things,
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Jeremiah 20:2
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he had Jeremiah the prophet beaten(c) and put in the stocks(d) at the Upper Gate of Benjamin(e) at the Lord 's temple.
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Jeremiah 20:3
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The next day, when Pashhur released him from the stocks, Jeremiah said to him, "The Lord 's name(f) for you is not Pashhur, but Terror on Every Side.(g)
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Jeremiah 20:4
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For this is what the Lord says: ‘I will make you a terror to yourself and to all your friends; with your own eyes(h) you will see them fall by the sword of their enemies. I will give(i) all Judah into the hands of the king of Babylon, who will carry(j) them away to Babylon or put them to the sword.
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Jeremiah 20:5
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I will deliver all the wealth(k) of this city into the hands of their enemies—all its products, all its valuables and all the treasures of the kings of Judah. They will take it away(l) as plunder and carry it off to Babylon.
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Jeremiah 20:6
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And you, Pashhur, and all who live in your house will go into exile to Babylon. There you will die and be buried, you and all your friends to whom you have prophesied(m) lies.'"
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Jeremiah 20:7
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You deceived[a](n) me, Lord , and I was deceived[b]; you overpowered(o) me and prevailed. I am ridiculed(p) all day long; everyone mocks(q) me.
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Jeremiah 20:8
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Whenever I speak, I cry out proclaiming violence and destruction.(r) So the word of the Lord has brought me insult and reproach(s) all day long.
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Jeremiah 20:9
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But if I say, "I will not mention his word or speak anymore in his name,"(t) his word is in my heart like a fire,(u) a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in;(v) indeed, I cannot.
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Jeremiah 20:10
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I hear many whispering, "Terror(w) on every side! Denounce(x) him! Let's denounce him!" All my friends(y) are waiting for me to slip,(z) saying, "Perhaps he will be deceived; then we will prevail(aa) over him and take our revenge(ab) on him."
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Jeremiah 20:11
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But the Lord (ac) is with me like a mighty warrior; so my persecutors(ad) will stumble and not prevail.(ae) They will fail and be thoroughly disgraced;(af) their dishonor will never be forgotten.
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Jeremiah 20:12
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Lord Almighty, you who examine the righteous and probe the heart and mind,(ag) let me see your vengeance(ah) on them, for to you I have committed(ai) my cause.
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Jeremiah 20:13
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Sing(aj) to the Lord ! Give praise to the Lord ! He rescues(ak) the life of the needy from the hands of the wicked.(al)
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Jeremiah 20:14
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Cursed be the day I was born!(am) May the day my mother bore me not be blessed!
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Jeremiah 20:15
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Cursed be the man who brought my father the news, who made him very glad, saying, "A child is born to you—a son!"
Jeremiah 20:16
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May that man be like the towns(an) the Lord overthrew without pity. May he hear wailing(ao) in the morning, a battle cry at noon.
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Jeremiah 20:17
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For he did not kill me in the womb,(ap) with my mother as my grave, her womb enlarged forever.
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Jeremiah 20:18
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Why did I ever come out of the womb(aq) to see trouble(ar) and sorrow and to end my days in shame?(as)
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