Jeremiah 6 (Lexham English Bible)

View In My Bible
1 Flee for safety, [O] children of Benjamin, from the midst of Jerusalem. And in Tekoa blow a horn, and on Beth-haccherem lift up a signal, for evil looks down from [the] north, and a great destruction. 2 The lovely and the delicate, the daughter of Jerusalem, I will destroy. 3 Shepherds and their flocks will come against her, they will pitch [their] tents against her all around, they will pasture, each his {portion}.a 4 {Sanctify}b war against her. Arise, and let us attack at noon. Woe to us, for the day turns, for [the] shadows of evening are lengthened. 5 Arise, and let us attack by night, and let us destroy her citadel fortresses." 6 For thus says Yahweh of hosts, "Cut down trees and heap up a siege ramp against Jerusalem. This [is] the city that must be punished, its oppression [is] in its midst. 7 As a water well keeps its water cool, so she keeps cool her wickedness. Violence and destruction are heard within her, sickness and woundsc [are] continually {before me}.d 8 Be warned, [O] Jerusalem, lest I turn away from you in disgust, lest I make you a desolation, a land that is not inhabited." 9 Thus says Yahweh of hosts: "They will thoroughly glean the remnant of Israel as a vine, turn back your hand over [the] branches like a grape-gatherer. 10 To whom shall I speak and admonish, that they may hear? Look, their ears [are] {closed},e and they are not able to listen attentively. Look, the word of Yahweh is to them an object of scorn, they do not delight in it. 11 But I am full with the wrath of Yahweh, I struggle to hold [it]f in. Pour [it] out on [the] childreng in the street, and on the assembliesh of young men at the same time. For even husband with wife will get trapped, [the] old with [him who is] full of days. 12 And their houses will be turned over to others, [their] fields and [their] wives together. For I will stretch out my hand against the inhabitants of the land," {declares}i Yahweh. 13 "For from the smallest of them to the greatest of them, {everyone}j makes profit for unlawful gain. And from the prophet to the priest, {everyone}k practices deceit. 14 And they have treated the wound of my people lightly, {saying},l 'Peace, peace,' but there is no peace. 15 Have they acted ashamed, for they have committed a detestable thing? Not at all, nor were they ashamed; they did not know to feel humiliated. {Therefore}m they will fall among [those who] fall at the time I punish them, they will stumble," says Yahweh. 16 Thus says Yahweh: "Stand at [the] roads and look, and ask for [the] ancient paths, where the way of the good [is], and walk in it, and find rest for your inner selves.n But they said, 'We will not walk [in it].'o 17 And I raised up watchmen over you: 'Listen attentively to [the] sound of a horn.' But they said, 'We will not listen attentively.' 18 {Therefore}p hear, O nations, and know, [O] community, {what will happen to them}.q 19 Hear, O earth, look, I [am] about to bring disaster to this people, the fruit of their plans, because they have not listened attentively to my words, and my teaching, they have rejected it also. 20 What [is] this to me? Frankincense comes from Sheba, and the precious spice reed from a distant land. Your burnt offerings [are] not {acceptable},r your sacrifices are not pleasing to me." 21 {Therefore}s thus says Yahweh: "Look, I [am] about to put before this people stumbling blocks, and they will stumble against them, fathers and children together, neighbor and his friend will perish." 22 Thus says Yahweh: "Look, a people [is] coming from [the] land of [the] north, a great nation is woken up from [the] farthest part of [the] earth. 23 [The] bow and [the] short sword they grasp [are] cruel, and they show no mercy. Their sound roars like the sea, and on horses they ride, drawn up like a man for battle against you, O daughter of Zion." 24 We have heard news of it, our hands grow slack, anxiety has grasped us, pain as a [woman who] gives birth. 25 You must not go out [into] the field, and you must not walk on the road, for {the enemy has a sword},t terror [is] all around. 26 O daughter of my people, gird yourself [with] sackcloth, and roll about in the ashes in mourning, a mourning ceremony [as for] an only child. Make for yourself wailing of bitterness, for suddenly the destroyer will come upon us. 27 "I have made you an assayer among my people, a fortification, so that you may know and put to the test their ways.u 28 All of them [are] stubborn rebels, going about [talking] slander. [They are] bronze and iron, they [are] all behaving corruptly. 29 [The] bellowsv are burned up, lead is consumed by fire. {In vain}w {he keeps on refining},x but [the] wicked are not torn apart. 30 {They are called}y rejected silver, For Yahweh has rejected them."
Link Options
More Options
[X]