Jeremiah 17:5-9 CSB

Curse and Blessing

5 This is what the Lord says: Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind, who makes [human] flesh his strength and turns his heart from the Lord.

References for Jeremiah 17:5

      6 He will be like a juniper in the Arabah;a he cannot see when good comes but dwells in the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land where no one lives.b

      References for Jeremiah 17:6

        • h 17:6 - Jr 48:6
        • i 17:6 - Gn 19:24-26; Ps 107:34
          7 Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence indeed is the Lord.c

          References for Jeremiah 17:7

              8 He will be like a tree planted by water:d it sends its roots out toward a stream, it doesn't fear when heat comes, and its foliage remains green. It will not worry in a year of drought or cease producing fruit.

              References for Jeremiah 17:8

                • k 17:8 - Ps 1:3; Ezk 17:5-8

                  The Deceitful Heart

                  9 The heart is more deceitful than anything else and desperately sick-who can understand it?e

                  References for Jeremiah 17:9

                    • l 17:9 - Jr 15:18; Mc 1:9