Jeremiah 4:1-6 CSB

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,

References for Jeremiah 4:1

    • a 4:1 - Or Repent
    • b 4:1 - Jr 7:30; 16:18; 32:34
      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

      References for Jeremiah 4:2

        • c 4:2 - Jr 5:2; Dt 6:13; 10:20
        • d 4:2 - Or will bless themselves
        • e 4:2 - Gn 12:1-3; 18:18; 22:18
          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.

          References for Jeremiah 4:3

            • f 4:3 - Hs 10:12
              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.

              References for Jeremiah 4:4

                • g 4:4 - Jr 9:25; Gn 17:14; Dt 10:16
                • h 4:4 - Jr 21:12; Isa 1:31; Am 5:6

                  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.

                  References for Jeremiah 4:5

                      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

                      References for Jeremiah 4:6

                        • i 4:6 - Jr 4:20