Jeremiah 4:5; Jeremiah 8:2; Jeremiah 8:14; Jeremiah 9:22; Jeremiah 10:17; Jeremiah 12:9; Jeremiah 16:5; Jeremiah 21:4; Jeremiah 25:33; Jeremiah 40:10; Jeremiah 40:12; Jeremiah 47:6; Jeremiah 48:33
Declare in Judah and proclaim in Jerusalem, and say, "Blow the trumpet in the land; Cry aloud and say, 'Assemble yourselves, and let us go Into the fortified cities.'
"They will spread them out to the sun, the moon and to all the host of heaven, which they have loved and which they have served, and which they have gone after and which they have sought, and which they have worshiped. They will not be gathered or buried; they will be as dung on the face of the ground.
Why are we sitting still? Assemble yourselves, and let us go into the fortified cities And let us perish there, Because the LORD our God has doomed us And given us poisoned water to drink, For we have sinned against the LORD .
Speak, "Thus says the LORD , 'The corpses of men will fall like dung on the open field, And like the sheaf after the reaper, But no one will gather them."'
Pick up your bundle from the ground, You who dwell under siege!
"Is My inheritance like a speckled bird of prey to Me? Are the birds of prey against her on every side? Go, gather all the beasts of the field, Bring them to devour!
For thus says the LORD , "Do not enter a house of mourning, or go to lament or to console them; for I have withdrawn My peace from this people," declares the LORD , "My lovingkindness and compassion.
'Thus says the LORD God of Israel, "Behold, I am about to turn back the weapons of war which are in your hands, with which you are warring against the king of Babylon and the Chaldeans who are besieging you outside the wall; and I will gather them into the center of this city.
"Those slain by the LORD on that day will be from one end of the earth to the other . They will not be lamented, gathered or buried; they will be like dung on the face of the ground.
"Now as for me, behold, I am going to stay at Mizpah to stand for you before the Chaldeans who come to us; but as for you, gather in wine and summer fruit and oil and put them in your storage vessels, and live in your cities that you have taken over."
Then all the Jews returned from all the places to which they had been driven away and came to the land of Judah, to Gedaliah at Mizpah, and gathered in wine and summer fruit in great abundance.
"Ah, sword of the LORD , How long will you not be quiet? Withdraw into your sheath; Be at rest and stay still.
"So gladness and joy are taken away From the fruitful field, even from the land of Moab. And I have made the wine to cease from the wine presses; No one will tread them with shouting, The shouting will not be shouts of joy.