Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Jeremiah 17

The captivity of Judah for her sin.

Jeremiah 17:1 The sin of Judah, is written, With a stylus of iron, With the point of a diamond: It is engraved, Upon the tablet of their heart, And upon the horns of your altars; Jeremiah 17:2 So long as their sons remember, their altars, and their Sacred Stems, By the green tree,—Upon the high hills, Jeremiah 17:3 O my mountain in the field, Thy substance, all thy treasures, for a prey, will I give: Thy high places for sin, within all thy bounds. Jeremiah 17:4 So shalt thou, even of thyself, suffer to rest the inheritance which I gave thee, Seeing that I will cause thee to serve thine enemies, in the land which thou knowest not; For, a fire, have ye kindled in mine anger, Unto times age-abiding, shall it burn.

Trust in man is cursed,

Jeremiah 17:5 Thus, saith Yahweh, Accursed, is the man—Who trusteth in a son of earth, And hath made flesh, his arm,—And whose heart, from Yahweh, turneth aside: Jeremiah 17:6 Therefore shall he become as a shrub in the waste plain, Neither shall he perceive, when good cometh,—But shall inhabit, Parched places in a wilderness, A land of salt that cannot be dwelt in.

in God is blessed.

Jeremiah 17:7 Blessed, is the man, Who trusteth in Yahweh, To whom Yahweh is his ground of confidence; Jeremiah 17:8 For he shall become like a tree planted by waters, And, by a stream, shall he send out his roots, Neither shall he perceive when heat cometh, But his leaf shall continue green: Even, in a year of dearth, shall he not be anxious, Neither shall he cease from bearing fruit.

The deceitful heart cannot deceive God.

Jeremiah 17:9 Deceitful, is the heart above all things And, dangerously wayward,—Who can know it? Jeremiah 17:10 I—Yahweh, Searching the heart, Testing the affections; And giving to every man, According to his way, According to the fruit of his doings. Jeremiah 17:11 [As] a partridge gathereth eggs she did not lay, [So] is he that maketh riches, but not with justice,—In the midst of his days, shall he leave them, And, in his latter end, prove to have been base.

The salvation of God.

Jeremiah 17:12 A throne of glory, exalted from the beginning, hath been the place of our sanctuary. Jeremiah 17:13 Thou hope of Israel, Yahweh, All who forsake thee, shall turn pale,—Yea, all who depart from me, in the ground, shall be written, For they have forsaken a fountain of living water, even Yahweh. Jeremiah 17:14 Heal thou me, O Yahweh, that I may be healed, Save me, that I may be saved,—For, my praise, thou art!

The prophet complaineth of the mockers of his prophecy.

Jeremiah 17:15 Lo! they, are saying unto me,—Where, is the word of Yahweh? Pray thee let it come to pass! Jeremiah 17:16 But, as for me, I have neither forced myself away from tending the flock after thee, Nor yet, for the woeful day, have I longed—thou, knowest,—That which came out of my lips, before thy face, was uttered. Jeremiah 17:17 Do not thou become to me a terror,—My refuge, art thou, in the day of calamity. Jeremiah 17:18 Let my persecutors, turn pale, but let not, me, turn pale, Let, them, be terrified, but let not, me, be terrified,—Bring thou upon them, a day of calamity, And, with a double fracture, destroy them.

He is sent to renew the Covenant in hallowing the Sabbath.

Jeremiah 17:19 Thus, said Yahweh unto me—Go and stand in the gate of the sons of the people, through which the kings of Judah enter in, and through which they come out,—also in all the gates of Jerusalem. Jeremiah 17:20 Then shalt thou say unto them—Hear ye the word of Yahweh, Ye kings of Judah and all Judah, And all ye inhabitants of Jerusalem,—who enter in through these gates: Jeremiah 17:21 Thus, saith Yahweh, Take heed unto your souls,—And do not bear any burden on the sabbath, day, Nor bring it in through the gates of Jerusalem,— Jeremiah 17:22 Neither shall ye take forth any burden out of your houses, on the sabbath, day, Nor, any manner of work, shall ye do,—But ye shall hallow the sabbath day, As I commanded your fathers. Jeremiah 17:23 Howbeit they hearkened not, neither inclined their ear,—but stiffened their neck, that they might not hearken, neither receive correction. Jeremiah 17:24 And it shall come to pass,—If ye will, indeed hearken, unto me, Declareth Yahweh, To bring in no burden, through the gates of this city, on the sabbath, day,—But to hallow the sabbath day, by not doing thereon any manner of work, Jeremiah 17:25 Then shall enter in through the gates of this city, Kings and princes, 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 city shall remain unto times age-abiding. Jeremiah 17:26 And they shall come in—Out of the cities of Judah, and, Out of the places round about Jerusalem, and, Out of the land of Benjamin, and, Out of the lowlands, and out of the hill country, and, Out of the South, Bringing in ascending-offering, and peace-offering, and meal-offering, and frankincense,—Even they who bring in a thank-offering into the house of Yahweh. Jeremiah 17:27 But, if ye will not hearken unto me—To hallow the sabbath day, And to bear no burden and bring in through the gates of Jerusalem, on the sabbath day, Then will I kindle a fire within her gates, And it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, And shall not be quenched.

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