The captivity of Judah for her sin.
Jeremiah 17:1 Youre synne (O ye of the trybe of Iuda) is written in the table of your hertes, and grauen so vpon the edges of your aulters with a penne of yron and wyth an adamant clawe: Jeremiah 17:2 þt as the fathers thyncke vpon their chyldren so thincke you also vpon your aulters, woddes, thicke trees, hye hylles, mountaynes & feldes. Jeremiah 17:3 Wherfore, I wil make my mounte þt standeth in the felde all your substaunce & treasure be spoyled, for the great synne þt ye haue done vpon youre hye places thorowe out all the coostes of youre lande. Jeremiah 17:4 Ye shall be cast out also from þe heritage, that I gaue you. And I wil subdue you vnder the heuy bondage of your enemies, in a lande that ye knowe not. For ye haue ministred fyre to my indignacion, which shal burne euermore.
Trust in man is cursed,
Jeremiah 17:5 Thus sayth the Lord. Cursed be the man that putteth his trust in man, and that taketh fleshe for his arme: and he, whose herte departeth from the Lorde: Jeremiah 17:6 He shall be lyke the heath, that groweth in the wyldernes. As for þe good thyng that is for to come, he shall not se it: but dwel in a drye place of the wyldernes, in a salt and vnoccupyed lande.
in God is blessed.
Jeremiah 17:7 O blessed is the man, that putteth his trust in the Lorde, and whose hope is the Lorde him selfe. Jeremiah 17:8 For he shalbe as a tre, that is planted by þe water syde: whyche spredeth out the rote vnto moystnesse, whom the heate cannot harme, when it commeth, but his leaffe shalbe grene. And though there growe but lytle frute because of drouth, yet is he not carefull, but he neuer leaueth of to brynge forth frute.
The deceitful heart cannot deceive God.
Jeremiah 17:9 Amonge all thynges, man hath the most disceatfull and stubberne herte. Who shall then knowe it? Jeremiah 17:10 Euen I the Lorde searche out the grounde of the herte, and trye the reynes, & rewarde euery man accordynge to his wayes, and accordynge to the frute of his workes. Jeremiah 17:11 The partriche maketh a nest of egges, whych she layde not. He commeth by ryches, but not ryghteouslye. In the myddest of his lyfe must he leaue them behynde him, and at the last be founde a very foole.
The salvation of God.
Jeremiah 17:12 But thou (O Lorde) whose trone is most glorious, excellent and of most antyquite, which dwellest in the place of our holy rest: Jeremiah 17:13 Thou art the comforte of Israell. All they that forsake the, shalbe confounded: al they that departe from the, shalbe wrytten in earth for they haue forsaken the Lorde the very condyte of the waters of lyfe. Jeremiah 17:14 Heale me, O Lorde, and I shall be whole: saue thou me, and I shalbe saued, for thou art my prayse.
The prophet complaineth of the mockers of his prophecy.
Jeremiah 17:15 Beholde, these men saye vnto me. Where is þe worde of the Lorde (Lett it come now.) Jeremiah 17:16 Where as I neuertheles obediently folowed the as a shepherde, and haue not vncalled taken this office vpon me, this knowest thou well. My wordes also were ryght before the. Jeremiah 17:17 Be not now terrible vnto me, O Lorde for thou art he in whome I hope, when I am in parell. Jeremiah 17:18 Let my persecuters be confounded, but not me, let them be afrayed, and not me. Thou shalt bryng vpon them the tyme of theyr plage, and shalt destroye them ryght sore.
He is sent to renew the Covenant in hallowing the Sabbath.
Jeremiah 17:19 Thus hath þe Lorde sayde vnto me: Go and stande vnder the gate, where thorowe the people and the kynges of Iuda go out and in, yee vnder all the gates of Ierusalem, Jeremiah 17:20 and saye vnto them. Heare the worde of the Lorde, ye kynges of Iuda, and all thou people of Iuda, and all ye cytesyns of Ierusalem, that go thorowe thys gate. Jeremiah 17:21 Thus the Lorde commaundeth. Take hede for youre lyues, that ye carye no burthen vpon you in the Sabboth, to brynge it thorowe þe gates of Ierusalem: Jeremiah 17:22 ye shall beare no burthen also out of youre houses in þe Sabboth. Ye shall do no laboure therin, but halowe the Sabboth, as I commaunded youre fathers. Jeremiah 17:23 Howbeit, they obeyed me not, nether herkened they vnto me: but were obstynate and stubburne, & nether obeyed me: nor receaued my correccion. Jeremiah 17:24 Neuertheles, yf ye will heare me (sayeth þe Lord) and beare no burthen into the cytie thorowe this gate vpon the Sabboth: Yf ye wyll halowe the Sabboth, so þt ye do no worcke therin: Jeremiah 17:25 then shal there go thorowe the gates of thys cytye, kynges and prynces, that shall syt vpon the throne of Dauid: They shall be caryed vpon charettes, & ryde vpon horses, both they and their prynces. Yee, whole Iuda & all the cytesyns of Ierusalem shall goo here thorow, and this cytie shal euer be the more and more inhabited. Jeremiah 17:26 There shall come men also from the cyties of Iuda, from about Ierusalem, and from the lande of Beniamin, from the playne feldes, from the mountaynes & from the wyldernes: which shall bringe burntofferynges, sacrifices, oblacions, and incense, and offre vp thanckesgeuyng in the house of the Lorde. Jeremiah 17:27 But yf ye wyll not be obedient vnto me, to halowe þe Sabboth, so that ye will beare your burthens thorow the gates of Ierusalem vpon the Sabboth. Then shall I set fyre vpon the gates of Ierusalem, and it shall burne vp the houses of Ierusalem, and no man shall be able to quench it.