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Jeremiah 16:10
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"Now when you tell this people all these words, they will say to you, ‘(p)For what reason has the Lord declared all this great calamity against us? And what is our iniquity, or what is our sin which we have committed against the Lord our God?'
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Jeremiah 16:11
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Then you are to say to them, ‘It is (q)because your forefathers have forsaken Me,' declares the Lord , ‘and have followed (r)other gods and served them and bowed down to them; but Me they have forsaken and have not kept My law.
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Jeremiah 16:12
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You too have done evil, even (s)more than your forefathers; for behold, you are each one walking according to the (t)stubbornness of his own (u)evil heart, without listening to Me.
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Jeremiah 16:13
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So I will (v)hurl you out of this land into the (w)land which you have not known, neither you nor your fathers; and there you will (x)serve other gods day and night, for I will grant you no favor.'
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Jeremiah 16:14
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"(y)Therefore behold, days are coming," declares the Lord , "when it will no longer be said, ‘As the Lord lives, who (z)brought up the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt,'
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Jeremiah 16:15
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but, ‘As the Lord lives, who brought up the sons of Israel from the (aa)land of the north and from all the countries where He had banished them.' For I will restore them to their own land which I gave to their fathers.
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Jeremiah 16:16
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"Behold, I am going to send for many (ab)fishermen," declares the Lord , "and they will fish for them; and afterwards I will send for many hunters, and they will (ac)hunt them (ad)from every mountain and every hill and from the clefts of the rocks.
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Jeremiah 16:17
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(ae)For My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from My face, (af)nor is their iniquity concealed from My eyes.
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Jeremiah 16:18
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I will first (ag)doubly repay their iniquity and their sin, because they have (ah)polluted My land; they have filled My inheritance with the carcasses of their (ai)detestable idols and with their abominations."
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Jeremiah 16:19
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O Lord , my (aj)strength and my stronghold, And my (ak)refuge in the day of distress, To You the (al)nations will come From the ends of the earth and say, "Our fathers have inherited nothing but (am)falsehood, Futility and [c](an)things of no profit."
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Jeremiah 16:20
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Can man make gods for himself? Yet they are (ao)not gods!
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Jeremiah 16:21
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"Therefore behold, I am going to make them know— This time I will (ap)make them know My [d]power and My might; And they shall (aq)know that My name is the Lord ."
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Jeremiah 17:1
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The (a)sin of Judah is written down with an (b)iron stylus; With a diamond point it is (c)engraved upon the tablet of their heart And on the horns of [a]their altars,
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Jeremiah 17:2
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As they remember their (d)children, So they remember their altars and their [b](e)Asherim By (f)green trees on the high hills.
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Jeremiah 17:3
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O (g)mountain of Mine in the countryside, I will (h)give over your wealth and all your treasures for booty, Your high places for sin throughout your borders.
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Jeremiah 17:4
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And you will, even of yourself, (i)let go of your inheritance That I gave you; And I will make you serve your (j)enemies In the (k)land which you do not know; For you have (l)kindled a fire in My anger Which will burn forever.
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Jeremiah 17:5
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Thus says the Lord , "(m)Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind And makes (n)flesh his [c]strength, And whose heart turns away from the Lord .
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Jeremiah 17:6
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"For he will be like a (o)bush in the desert And will not see when prosperity comes, But will live in stony wastes in the wilderness, A (p)land of salt [d]without inhabitant.
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Jeremiah 17:7
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"(q)Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord And whose (r)trust is the Lord .
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Jeremiah 17:8
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"For he will be like a (s)tree planted by the water, That extends its roots by a stream And will not fear when the heat comes; But its leaves will be green, And it will not be anxious in a year of (t)drought Nor cease to yield fruit.
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Jeremiah 17:9
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"The (u)heart is more (v)deceitful than all else And is desperately (w)sick; Who can understand it?
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Jeremiah 17:10
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"I, the Lord , (x)search the heart, I test the [e]mind, Even (y)to give to each man according to his ways, According to the [f]results of his deeds.
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Jeremiah 17:11
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"As a partridge that hatches eggs which it has not laid, So is he who (z)makes a fortune, but unjustly; In the midst of his days it will forsake him, And in [g]the end he will be a (aa)fool."
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Jeremiah 17:12
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(ab)A glorious throne on high from the beginning Is the place of our sanctuary.
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Jeremiah 17:13
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O Lord , the (ac)hope of Israel, All who (ad)forsake You will be put to shame. Those who turn [h]away on earth will be (ae)written down, Because they have forsaken the fountain of living water, even the Lord .
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Jeremiah 17:14
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(af)Heal me, O Lord , and I will be healed; (ag)Save me and I will be saved, For You are my (ah)praise.
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Jeremiah 17:15
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Look, they keep (ai)saying to me, "Where is the word of the Lord ? Let it come now!"
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Jeremiah 17:16
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But as for me, I have not hurried away from being a shepherd after You, Nor have I longed for the woeful day; (aj)You Yourself know that the utterance of my lips Was in Your presence.
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Jeremiah 17:17
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Do not be a (ak)terror to me; You are my (al)refuge in the day of disaster.
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Jeremiah 17:18
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Let those who persecute me be (am)put to shame, but as for me, (an)let me not be put to shame; Let them be dismayed, but let me not be dismayed. (ao)Bring on them a day of disaster, And crush them with twofold destruction!
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Jeremiah 17:19
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Thus the Lord said to me, "Go and stand in the [i]public gate, through which the kings of Judah come in and go out, as well as in all the gates of Jerusalem;
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Jeremiah 17:20
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and say to them, ‘(ap)Listen to the word of the Lord , (aq)kings of Judah, and all Judah and all inhabitants of Jerusalem who come in through these gates:
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Jeremiah 17:21
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Thus says the Lord , "(ar)Take heed for yourselves, and (as)do not carry any load on the sabbath day or bring anything in through the gates of Jerusalem.
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Jeremiah 17:22
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You shall not bring a load out of your houses on the sabbath day (at)nor do any work, but keep the sabbath day holy, as I (au)commanded your [j]forefathers.
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Jeremiah 17:23
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Yet they (av)did not listen or incline their ears, but (aw)stiffened their necks in order not to listen or take correction.
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Jeremiah 17:24
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"But it will come about, if you (ax)listen attentively to Me," declares the Lord , "to (ay)bring no load in through the gates of this city on the sabbath day, (az)but to keep the sabbath day holy by doing no work on it,
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Jeremiah 17:25
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(ba)then there will come in through the gates of this city kings and princes (bb)sitting on 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 (bc)city will be inhabited forever.
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Jeremiah 17:26
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They will come in from the (bd)cities of Judah and from the environs of Jerusalem, from the land of Benjamin, from the (be)lowland, from the hill country and from the (bf)Negev, bringing burnt offerings, sacrifices, grain offerings and incense, and bringing sacrifices of thanksgiving to the house of the Lord .
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Jeremiah 17:27
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But (bg)if you do not listen to Me to keep the sabbath day holy by not carrying a load and coming in through the gates of Jerusalem on the sabbath day, then (bh)I will kindle a fire in its gates and it will (bi)devour the palaces of Jerusalem and (bj)not be quenched."'"
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Jeremiah 18:1
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The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord saying,
Jeremiah 18:2
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"Arise and (a)go down to the potter's house, and there I will announce My words to you."
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Jeremiah 18:3
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Then I went down to the potter's house, and there he was, making something on the [a]wheel.
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Jeremiah 18:4
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But the vessel that he was making of clay was spoiled in the hand of the potter; so he remade it into another vessel, as it pleased the potter to make.
Jeremiah 18:5
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Then the word of the Lord came to me saying,
Jeremiah 18:6
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"Can I not, O house of Israel, deal with you as this potter does?" declares the Lord . "Behold, like the (b)clay in the potter's hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel.
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Jeremiah 18:7
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At one moment I might speak concerning a nation or concerning a kingdom to (c)uproot, to pull down, or to destroy it;
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Jeremiah 18:8
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(d)if that nation against which I have spoken turns from its evil, I will [b](e)relent concerning the calamity I planned to bring on it.
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Jeremiah 18:9
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Or at another moment I might speak concerning a nation or concerning a kingdom to (f)build up or to plant it;
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Jeremiah 18:10
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if it does (g)evil in My sight by not obeying My voice, then I will [c](h)think better of the good with which I had promised to [d]bless it.
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Jeremiah 18:11
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So now then, speak to the men of Judah and against the inhabitants of Jerusalem saying, ‘Thus says the Lord , "Behold, I am (i)fashioning calamity against you and devising a plan against you. Oh (j)turn back, each of you from his evil way, and [e]reform your ways and your deeds."'
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Jeremiah 18:12
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But (k)they will say, ‘It's hopeless! For we are going to follow our own plans, and each of us will act according to the (l)stubbornness of his evil heart.'
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Jeremiah 18:13
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"Therefore thus says the Lord , ‘(m)Ask now among the nations, Who ever heard the like of [f]this? The (n)virgin of Israel Has done a most (o)appalling thing.
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Jeremiah 18:14
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‘Does the snow of Lebanon forsake the rock of the open country? Or is the cold flowing water from a foreign land ever snatched away?
Jeremiah 18:15
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‘For (p)My people have forgotten Me, (q)They burn incense [g]to worthless gods And they [h]have stumbled [i]from their ways, [j]From the (r)ancient paths, To walk in bypaths, Not on a (s)highway,
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Jeremiah 18:16
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To make their land a (t)desolation, An object of perpetual (u)hissing; Everyone who passes by it will be astonished And (v)shake his head.
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Jeremiah 18:17
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‘Like an (w)east wind I will (x)scatter them Before the enemy; I will [k]show them (y)My back and not My face (z)In the day of their calamity.'"
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Jeremiah 18:18
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Then they said, "Come and let us (aa)devise plans against Jeremiah. Surely the (ab)law is not going to be lost to the priest, nor (ac)counsel to the sage, nor the divine (ad)word to the prophet! Come on and let us (ae)strike at him with our tongue, and let us (af)give no heed to any of his words."
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Jeremiah 18:19
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Do give heed to me, O Lord , And listen to [l]what my opponents are saying!
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Jeremiah 18:20
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(ag)Should good be repaid with evil? For they have (ah)dug a pit for [m]me. Remember how I (ai)stood before You To speak good on their behalf, So as to turn away Your wrath from them.
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Jeremiah 18:21
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Therefore, (aj)give their children over to famine And deliver them up to the [n]power of the sword; And let their wives become (ak)childless and (al)widowed. Let their men also be smitten to death, Their (am)young men struck down by the sword in battle.
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Jeremiah 18:22
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May an (an)outcry be heard from their houses, When You suddenly bring raiders upon them; (ao)For they have dug a pit to capture me And (ap)hidden snares for my feet.
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Jeremiah 18:23
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Yet You, O Lord , know All their [o]deadly designs against me; (aq)Do not [p]forgive their iniquity Or blot out their sin from Your sight. But may they be [q](ar)overthrown before You; Deal with them in the (as)time of Your anger!
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Jeremiah 19:1
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Thus says the Lord , "Go and buy a (a)potter's earthenware (b)jar, and take some of the (c)elders of the people and some of the [a](d)senior priests.
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Jeremiah 19:2
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Then go out to the (e)valley of Ben-hinnom, which is by the entrance of the potsherd gate, and (f)proclaim there the words that I tell you,
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Jeremiah 19:3
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and say, ‘Hear the word of the Lord , O (g)kings of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, "Behold I am about to bring a (h)calamity upon this place, at which the (i)ears of everyone that hears of it will tingle.
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Jeremiah 19:4
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Because they have (j)forsaken Me and have (k)made this an alien place and have burned [b]sacrifices in it to (l)other gods, that neither they nor their forefathers nor the kings of Judah had ever known, and because they have filled this place with the (m)blood of the innocent
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Jeremiah 19:5
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and have built the (n)high places of Baal to burn their (o)sons in the fire as burnt offerings to Baal, a thing which I never commanded or spoke of, nor did it ever enter My [c]mind;
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Jeremiah 19:6
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therefore, behold, (p)days are coming," declares the Lord , "when this place will no longer be called (q)Topheth or (r)the valley of Ben-hinnom, but rather the valley of Slaughter.
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Jeremiah 19:7
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I will (s)make void the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem in this place, and (t)I will cause them to fall by the sword before their enemies and by the hand of those who seek their life; and I will give over their (u)carcasses as food for the birds of the sky and the beasts of the earth.
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Jeremiah 19:8
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I will also make this city a (v)desolation and an object of hissing; (w)everyone who passes by it will be astonished and hiss because of all its [d]disasters.
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Jeremiah 19:9
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I will make them (x)eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters, and they will eat one another's flesh in the siege and in the distress with which their enemies and those who seek their life will distress them."'
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Jeremiah 19:10
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"Then you are to break the (y)jar in the sight of the men who accompany you
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Jeremiah 19:11
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and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, "Just so will I (z)break this people and this city, even as one breaks a potter's vessel, which cannot again be repaired; and they will (aa)bury in Topheth [e]because there is no other place for burial.
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Jeremiah 19:12
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This is how I will treat this place and its inhabitants," declares the Lord , "so as to make this city like Topheth.
Jeremiah 19:13
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The (ab)houses of Jerusalem and the houses of the kings of Judah will be (ac)defiled like the place Topheth, because of all the (ad)houses on whose rooftops they burned [f]sacrifices to (ae)all the heavenly host and (af)poured out drink offerings to other gods."'"
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Jeremiah 19:14
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Then Jeremiah came from Topheth, where the Lord had sent him to prophesy; and he stood in the (ag)court of the Lord's house and said to all the people:
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Jeremiah 19:15
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"Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, ‘Behold, I am about to bring on this city and all its towns the entire calamity that I have declared against it, because they have (ah)stiffened their necks so (ai)as not to heed My words.'"
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Jeremiah 20:1
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When Pashhur the priest, the son of (a)Immer, who was (b)chief officer in the house of the Lord , heard Jeremiah prophesying these things,
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Jeremiah 20:2
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Pashhur had Jeremiah the prophet (c)beaten and put him in the (d)stocks that were at the upper (e)Benjamin Gate, which was by the house of the Lord .
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Jeremiah 20:3
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On the next day, when Pashhur released Jeremiah from the stocks, Jeremiah said to him, "Pashhur is not the name the Lord has (f)called you, but rather [a](g)Magor-missabib.
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Jeremiah 20:4
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For thus says the Lord , ‘Behold, I am going to make you a (h)terror to yourself and to all your friends; and while (i)your eyes look on, they will fall by the sword of their enemies. So I will (j)give over all Judah to the hand of the king of Babylon, and he will carry them away as (k)exiles to Babylon and will slay them with the sword.
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Jeremiah 20:5
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I will also give over all the (l)wealth of this city, all its produce and all its costly things; even all the treasures of the kings of Judah I will give over to the (m)hand of their enemies, and they will plunder them, take them away and bring them to Babylon.
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Jeremiah 20:6
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And you, (n)Pashhur, and all who live in your house will go into captivity; and you will enter Babylon, and there you will die and there you will be buried, you and all your (o)friends to whom you have (p)falsely prophesied.'"
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Jeremiah 20:7
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O Lord , You have deceived me and I was deceived; You have (q)overcome me and prevailed. I have become a (r)laughingstock all day long; Everyone (s)mocks me.
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Jeremiah 20:8
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For each time I speak, I cry aloud; I (t)proclaim violence and destruction, Because for me the (u)word of the Lord has [b]resulted In reproach and derision all day long.
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Jeremiah 20:9
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But if I say, "I will not (v)remember Him Or speak anymore in His name," Then in (w)my heart it becomes like a burning fire Shut up in my bones; And I am weary of holding it in, And (x)I cannot endure it.
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Jeremiah 20:10
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For (y)I have heard the whispering of many, "(z)Terror on every side! (aa)Denounce him; yes, let us denounce him!" [c]All my (ab)trusted friends, Watching for my fall, say: "Perhaps he will be [d]deceived, so that we may (ac)prevail against him And take our revenge on him."
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Jeremiah 20:11
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But the (ad) Lord is with me like a dread champion; Therefore my (ae)persecutors will stumble and not prevail. They will be utterly ashamed, because they have [e]failed, With an (af)everlasting disgrace that will not be forgotten.
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Jeremiah 20:12
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Yet, O Lord of hosts, You who (ag)test the righteous, Who see the [f]mind and the heart; Let me (ah)see Your vengeance on them; For (ai)to You I have set forth my cause.
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Jeremiah 20:13
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(aj)Sing to the Lord , praise the Lord ! For He has (ak)delivered the soul of the needy one From the hand of evildoers.
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Jeremiah 20:14
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Cursed be the (al)day when I was born; Let the day not be blessed when my mother bore me!
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Jeremiah 20:15
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Cursed be the man who brought the news To my father, saying, "A [g](am)baby boy has been born to you!" And made him very happy.
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Jeremiah 20:16
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But let that man be like the cities Which the Lord (an)overthrew without [h]relenting, And let him hear an (ao)outcry in the morning And a [i]shout of alarm at noon;
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Jeremiah 20:17
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Because he did not (ap)kill me [j]before birth, So that my mother would have been my grave, And her womb ever pregnant.
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Jeremiah 20:18
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Why did I ever come forth from the womb To (aq)look on trouble and sorrow, So that my (ar)days have been spent in (as)shame?
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