The calamity of the Jews, both dead and alive.
Jeremiah 8:1 At that time, Declareth Yahweh, Shall they bring forth, The bones of the kings of Judah, and, The bones of his princes, and, The bones of the priests, and, The bones of the prophets, and, The bones of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, Out of their graves, Jeremiah 8:2 And shall spread them outTo the sun, and, To the moon, and, To all the host of the heavens, Whom they have loved, And whom they have served, And after whom they have walked, And whom they have sought, And to whom they have bowed themselves down,They shall not be gathered, Neither shall they be buried, As heaps of dung on the face of the ground, shall they be. Jeremiah 8:3 Then shall, death, be chosen, rather than life, by all the remnant of them that remain, of this wicked family,in all the places, whither I have driven them, Declareth Yahweh of hosts.
He upbraideth their foolish and shameless impenitency.
Jeremiah 8:4 Therefore shalt thou say unto themThus, saith Yahweh, Will men fall, and not arise? Will one turn away, and not come back? Jeremiah 8:5 Wherefore hath this people of Jerusalem apostatized with an enduring apostacy,Taken fast hold of deceit, Refused to come back? Jeremiah 8:6 I hearkened and heardNot aright, did they speak,Not a man, repented him of his wickedness, saying, What have I done! They have, every one, turned to their course again, Like a horse sweeping on through the battle. Jeremiah 8:7 Even, the stork in the heavens, knoweth her appointed times, And, the turtle and the swallow and the crane, observe the season for coming; But, my people, know not the just sentence of Yahweh. Jeremiah 8:8 How, can ye say, Wise, are, we, And, the law of Yahweh, is with us? But indeed, lo! falsely, hath dealt the false pen of the scribes! Jeremiah 8:9 Ashamed, are the wise, dismayed, and captured! Lo! the word of Yahweh, have they rejected, And, what wisdom, have, they? Jeremiah 8:10 Therefore, will I giveTheir wives to others, Their fields, to such as shall take possession of them, For, from the least, even unto the greatest, Every one, is, wholly given to extortion: From the prophet, even unto the priest, Every one, dealeth, falsely. Jeremiah 8:11 And so they have healed the grievous wound of the daughter of my people, slightly,Saying, Peace! peace! when there was no, peace! Jeremiah 8:12 Were they led to turn pale, because, an abominable thing, they had done? Nay! they did not, at all, turn pale, Nay! they did not so much as know how, to exhibit shame! Therefore, shall they fall among them who are falling, In the time when they are punished, shall they be overthrown, Saith Yahweh:
He sheweth their grievous judgment,
Jeremiah 8:13 I will, surely remove, them, declareth Yahweh: There shall be no, grapes on the vine, Nor, figs on the fig-tree, Even, the leaf, hath faded, Though I have given them [these things], they shall pass away from them. Jeremiah 8:14 Why, are, we, sitting still? Gather yourselves together, and let us enter the defenced, cities, And let us be silent there,For, Yahweh our God, hath put us to silence, And made us drink poisoned water, Because we have sinned against Yahweh. Jeremiah 8:15 A waiting, For prosperity, but no, welfare,For a time of healing, but lo! terror. Jeremiah 8:16 From Dan, was heard the snorting of his horses, At the sound of the neighing of his chargers, the whole land trembled,Yea they came in and did sat up, The land and the fulness thereof, The city, and them who were dwelling therein. Jeremiah 8:17 For behold me! sending among you, serpentsvipers which there is no, charming,And they shall fatally bite you, Declareth Yahweh.
and bewaileth their desperate estate.
Jeremiah 8:18 When I would have cheered myself against sorrow, Against me, mine own heart sickened: Jeremiah 8:19 Lo! the voice of the cry for help of the daughter of my people, from a land far away, Is, Yahweh, not, in Zion? Is, her King, not, within her? Why, have they provoked me, with their carved images, with their foreign vanities? Jeremiah 8:20 The harvest, is passed, The fruit-gathering, is ended; And, we, are not saved! Jeremiah 8:21 For the grievous injury of the daughter of my people, I am grievously injured,I am enshrouded in gloom, Horror, hath seized me: Jeremiah 8:22 Balsam, is there none, in Gilead? Is there no, physician, there? Why hath not appeared the healing of the daughter of my people?