Jeremiah proclaimeth God's Covenant,
Jeremiah 11:1 The word that came unto Jeremiah, from Yahweh, saying: Jeremiah 11:2 Hear ye the words of this covenant,and speak ye unto the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, Jeremiah 11:3 and say thou unto them, Thus, saith Yahweh, God of Israel,Accursed, is the man who will not hear, the words of this covenant; Jeremiah 11:4 which I commanded your fathersin the day when I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the smelting-pot of ironsaying, Hearken unto my voice, and do them, According to all that I may command you,So shall ye become, my, people, And, I, will become, your, God: Jeremiah 11:5 That the oath may be established, which I sware to your fathers, To give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as at this day. Then answered I and said, Amen, O Yahweh! Jeremiah 11:6 And Yahweh said unto me,Proclaim thou all, these words, throughout the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, saying,Hear ye the words of this covenant, and do them, Jeremiah 11:7 For I, solemnly took your fathers to witness, in the day that I brought them up out of the land of Egypteven until this day, betimes, taking them to witness, saying,Hearken ye unto my voice.
rebuketh the Jews disobeying thereof,
Jeremiah 11:8 Howbeit they hearkened not, neither inclined their ear, but walked severally in the stubbornness of their wicked heart,so then I brought upon them all the words of this covenant, which I commanded them to do, but they did them not. Jeremiah 11:9 Yahweh therefore said unto me,There is found a conspiracy, among the men of Judah, and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem: Jeremiah 11:10 They have turned back unto the iniquities of their first fathers, who refused to hear my words, yea, they themselves, have walked after other gods, to serve them,the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken, my covenant, which I solemnised with their fathers.
prophesieth evils to come upon them,
Jeremiah 11:11 Therefore, Thus, saith Yahweh, Behold me! bringing upon them calamity, which they shall not be able to escape,and, though they make outcry unto me, yet will I not hearken unto them. Jeremiah 11:12 Then shall the cities of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, go, and make outcry unto the gods, to whom they, have been burning incense,but they will not at all, save, them in the time of their calamity; Jeremiah 11:13 for, according to the number of thy cities, have become thy gods, O Judah,and, according to the number of the streets of Jerusalem, have ye set up altars to the Shameful thing, altars for burning incense to Baal. Jeremiah 11:14 Thou, therefore, do not pray for this people, Neither lift thou up for them cry or prayer,For I am not going to hear, in the time that they cry unto me concerning their calamity. Jeremiah 11:15 Why, hath the beloved, in mine own house, done an abomination? Shall, vows and holy flesh, take away from thee thy wickednesses, or shalt thou, by these, escape? Jeremiah 11:16 A green olive-tree, fair with goodly fruit, did Yahweh call thy name,with the noise of a great tumult, hath he kindled fire upon it, and the branches thereof, shall be broken. Jeremiah 11:17 But, Yahweh of hosts, who planted thee, hath pronounced against thee, calamity,on account of the wickedness of the house of Israel and of the house of Judah, which they have wrought for themselves, provoking me to anger by burning incense to Baal.
and upon the men of Anathoth, for conspiring to kill Jeremiah.
Jeremiah 11:18 Now, when, Yahweh, let me know, and I did know, then, didst thou shew me their doings. Jeremiah 11:19 But, I, was as a gentle lamb that is to be led to the slaughter,and I knew not that, against me, they had devised devices, [saying]Let us destroy the tree with its fruit, Yea let us cut him off out of the land of the living, And, his name, shall be remembered no more! Jeremiah 11:20 But, O Yahweh of hosts, Who judgest righteously, Who triest affections and intellect,Let me see thine avenging upon them, For, unto thee, have I revealed my cause. Jeremiah 11:21 Therefore, Thus, saith Yahweh, Concerning the men of Anathoth, who are seeking thy life, saying,Thou shalt not prophesy in the name of Yahweh, So shalt thou not die by our hand: Jeremiah 11:22 Therefore, Thus, saith Yahweh of hosts,Behold me! bringing punishment upon them, The young men, shall die by, the sword, Their sons and their daughters, shall die, by famine; Jeremiah 11:23 And, remnant, shall they have none,For I will bring calamity against the men of Anathoth, in the year of their visitation.