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Jeremiah 4:1-6 (Holman Christian Standard)

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Blessing or Curse

1 If you return,a Israel- [this is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration- [if] you return to Me, if you remove your detestable idolsb from My presence and do not waver, 2 if you swear, As the Lord lives,c in truth, in justice, and in righteousness, then the nations will be blessedd by Him and will pride themselves in Him.e 3 For this is what the Lord says to the men of Judah and Jerusalem: Break up the unplowed ground;f do not sow among the thorns. 4 Circumcise yourselves to the Lord; remove the foreskin of your hearts,g men of Judah and residents of Jerusalem. Otherwise, My wrath will break out like fire and burn with no one to extinguish [it]h because of your evil deeds.

Judgment from the North

5 Declare in Judah, proclaim in Jerusalem, and say: Blow the ram's horn throughout the land. Cry out loudly and say: Assemble yourselves, and let's flee to the fortified cities. 6 Lift up a signal flag toward Zion. Run for cover! Don't stand still! For I am bringing disaster from the north- a great destruction.i
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