The captivity of Judah for her sin.
Jeremiah 17:1 The sinne of Iudah [is] written with a pen of yron, [and] with the point of a diamond; [it] is grauen vpon the table of their heart, and vpon the hornes of your altars: Jeremiah 17:2 Whilest their children remember their altars and their groues by the greene trees vpon the high hilles. Jeremiah 17:3 O my mountaine, in the field I will giue thy substance, [and] all thy treasures to the spoile, [and] thy high places for sinne, throughout all thy borders. Jeremiah 17:4 And thou, euen thy selfe shalt discontinue from thine heritage that I gaue thee, and I will cause thee to serue thine enemies in the land which thou knowest not: for yee haue kindled a fire in mine anger, [which] shall burne for euer.
Trust in man is cursed,
Jeremiah 17:5 Thus saith the LORD; Cursed [be] the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arme, and whose heart departeth from the LORD. Jeremiah 17:6 For hee shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good commeth, but shall inhabite the parched places in the wildernesse, in a salt land and not inhabited.
in God is blessed.
Jeremiah 17:7 Blessed [is] the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. Jeremiah 17:8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her rootes by the riuer, and shall not see when heate commeth, but her leafe shall be greene, and shall not be carefull in the yeere of drought, neither shall cease from yeelding fruit.
The deceitful heart cannot deceive God.
Jeremiah 17:9 The heart [is] deceitfull aboue all things, and desperately wicked, who can know it? Jeremiah 17:10 I the LORD search the heart, I try the reines, euen to giue euery man according to his waies, [and] according to the fruit of his doings. Jeremiah 17:11 [As] the partrich sitteth [on egges], and hatcheth [them] not: [so] he that getteth riches and not by right, shall leaue them in the midst of his dayes, and at his end shall be a foole.
The salvation of God.
Jeremiah 17:12 A glorious high throne from the beginning, [is] the place of our Sanctuarie. Jeremiah 17:13 O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall bee written in the earth, because they haue forsaken the LORD the fountaine of liuing waters. Jeremiah 17:14 Heale me, O LORD, and I shall be healed: saue me, and I shalbe saued: for thou [art] my praise.
The prophet complaineth of the mockers of his prophecy.
Jeremiah 17:15 Behold, they say vnto mee, Where [is] the word of the LORD? let it come now. Jeremiah 17:16 As for me, I haue not hastened from being a pastour to follow thee, neither haue I desired the wofull day, thou knowest: that which came out of my lips, was right before thee. Jeremiah 17:17 Be not a terrour vnto me, thou [art] my hope in the day of euill. Jeremiah 17:18 Let them bee confounded that persecute me, but let not me be confounded: let them be dismayed, but let not me be dismayed: bring vpon them the day of euill, and destroy them with double destruction.
He is sent to renew the Covenant in hallowing the Sabbath.
Jeremiah 17:19 Thus sayd the LORD vnto me, Go and stand in the gate of the children of the people, whereby the kings of Iudah come in, and by the which they goe out, and in all the gates of Ierusalem. Jeremiah 17:20 And say vnto them, Heare ye the word of the LORD, ye kings of Iudah, and all Iudah, and all the inhabitants of Ierusalem, that enter in by these gates. Jeremiah 17:21 Thus saith the LORD, Take heed to your selues, and beare no burden on the Sabbath day, nor bring [it] in by the gates of Ierusalem. Jeremiah 17:22 Neither carie forth a burden out of your houses on the Sabbath day, neither doe ye any worke, but hallowe ye the Sabbath day, as I commanded your fathers. Jeremiah 17:23 But they obeyed not, neither inclined their eare, but made their necke stiffe, that they might not heare nor receiue instruction. Jeremiah 17:24 And it shall come to passe, if yee diligently hearken vnto me, saith the LORD, to bring in no burden through the gates of this citie on the Sabbath day, but hallow the Sabbath day, to doe no worke therein: Jeremiah 17:25 Then shall there enter into the gates of this citie kings and princes sitting vpon the throne of Dauid, riding in charets and on horses, they and their princes, the men of Iudah and the inhabitants of Ierusalem: and this citie shall remaine for euer. Jeremiah 17:26 And they shall come from the cities of Iudah, and from the places about Ierusalem, and from the lande of Beniamin, and from the plaine and from the mountaines, and from the South, bringing burnt offerings, and sacrifices, and meate offerings, and incense, and bringing sacrifices of praise vnto the house of the LORD. Jeremiah 17:27 But if you will not hearken vnto me to hallow the Sabbath day, and not to beare a burden, euen entring in at the gates of Ierusalem on the Sabbath day: then will I kindle a fire in the gates thereof, and it shall deuoure the palaces of Ierusalem, and it shall not be quenched.