Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Jeremiah 15

The utter rejection and manifold judgments of the Jews.

Jeremiah 15:1 Then said Yahweh unto me, Though Moses and Samuel should stand, before me, My soul could not, be toward this people,—Send them away from before me, And let them go forth. Jeremiah 15:2 And it shall come to pass, when they say unto thee, Whither, shall we go? Then shalt thou say unto them, Thus, saith Yahweh—Such as are for death, to death, and, Such as are for the sword, to the sword, and, Such as are for famine, to the famine, and, Such as are for captivity, to captivity. Jeremiah 15:3 And I will set in charge over them—four species, Declareth Yahweh, The sword, to slay, and, The dogs, to trail along,—and, The bird of the heavens, and, The beast of the earth, to devour and to destroy. Jeremiah 15:4 And I will make them a terror, to all the kingdoms of the earth,—On account of Manasseh, son of Hezekiah, king of Judah, For what he did in Jerusalem. Jeremiah 15:5 For who shall have pity upon thee, O Jerusalem? And who shall lament for thee? And who shall turn aside, to ask for thy welfare? Jeremiah 15:6 Thou, hast abandoned, me, Declareth Yahweh, Backward, thou wilt go, Therefore have I stretched forth my hand against thee and laid thee waste,—I am weary, of having compassion. Jeremiah 15:7 Therefore have I winnowed them with a winnowing shovel, in the gates of the land,—I have bereaved—I have destroyed my people, From their own ways, have they not returned. Jeremiah 15:8 Their widows have become multiplied to me, beyond the sand of the seas, I have brought against them—upon the mother of young men—the spoiler, in the broad noon,—I have let fall upon her, suddenly, excitement and terrors. Jeremiah 15:9 Languisheth! she who had given birth to seven, She hath breathed out her life, Her sun, hath gone in, while yet it was day, She hath turned pale, and hath turned red,—And, the remnant of them, to the sword, will I deliver before their enemies, Declareth Yahweh.

Jeremiah, complaining of their spite, receiveth a promise for himself,

Jeremiah 15:10 Woe to me! my mother, That thou didst bear me, A man of litigation and a man of contention to all the land,—I have not lent on interest, Nor have they lent on interest to me, Every one, hath treated me with contempt. Jeremiah 15:11 Said Yahweh,—Verily, I will loose thee for good! Verily, I will intercede for thee, In the time of calamity, and, In the time of distress, with the enemy!

and a threatening for them.

Jeremiah 15:12 Shall, iron, crush, the iron from the North, and the bronze? Jeremiah 15:13 Thy substance, and thy treasures—for a prey, will I give, without price,—Even for all thy sins, and in all thy bounds: Jeremiah 15:14 Therefore will I make thee pass, with thine enemies, into a land thou knowest not,—For, a fire, hath been kindled in mine anger, Upon you, shall it burn.

He prayeth,

Jeremiah 15:15 Thou, knowest—O Yahweh, Remember me, and visit me, and avenge me upon my persecutors, Do not, of thy longsuffering, take me away,—Know—I have borne, for thy sake, reproach. Jeremiah 15:16 Thy words, were found, and I did eat them, Then became thy words unto me, the joy and gladness of my heart,—For, thy Name, hath been called, upon me, O Yahweh, God of hosts! Jeremiah 15:17 I sat not in the circle of mockers, Nor became I uproarious,—Because of thy hand, by myself, did I sit, For, with indignation, hadst thou filled me. Jeremiah 15:18 Wherefore, hath my pain become, perpetual? And my wound, incurable? Refuseth to be healed? Wilt thou, indeed be, to me [As a brook] that disappointeth, Waters that cannot be trusted?

and receiveth a gracious promise.

Jeremiah 15:19 Wherefore, Thus, saith Yahweh—If thou wouldst return, I will cause thee to return, Before me, shalt thou stand, Yea, if thou wilt bring out the precious from among the vile, As mine own mouth, shalt thou be,—Let, them, return unto, thee, But, thou, shalt not return unto, them; Jeremiah 15:20 So will I make thee, to this people, a wall of bronze, fortified, When they fight against thee, they shall not prevail against thee,—For, with thee, am, I, to save thee and to deliver thee, Declareth Yahweh; Jeremiah 15:21 Thus will I deliver thee out of the hand of the wicked,—And redeem thee out of the grasp of the tyrants.

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