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Jeremiah 26:1-7 (English Standard Version)

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Jeremiah Threatened with Death

1 1In the beginning of the reign of 2Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, this word came from the LORD: 2 "Thus says the LORD: 3Stand in the court of the LORD's house, and speak to all the cities of Judah that come to worship in the house of the LORD 4all the words that I command you to speak to them; 5do not hold back a word. 3 6It may be they will listen, and every one turn from his evil way, 7that I may relent of the disaster that I intend to do to them 8because of their evil deeds. 4 You shall say to them, 'Thus says the LORD: 9If you will not listen to me, to walk in my law that I have set before you, 5 10and to listen to the words of my servants the prophets whom I send to you 11urgently, 12though you have not listened, 6 then I will make this house 13like Shiloh, and I will make this city 14a curse for all the nations of the earth.'" 7 15The priests and the prophets and all the people heard Jeremiah speaking these words in the house of the LORD.
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