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JEREMIAH , 17
Trust in the Lord

    17:1     The sin of Judah is recorded with a pen of iron, and with the sharp point of a jewel it is cut on their hearts of stone, and on the horns of their altars for a sign to them : 2 Their altars and their wood pillars under every branching tree, on the high hills and the mountains in the field. 3 I will give your wealth and all your stores to be taken away in war without a price, because of your sins in every part of your land. 4 And your hand will have to let go your heritage which I gave you ; and I will make you a servant to your haters in a land which is strange to you: for you have put my wrath on fire with a flame which will go on burning for ever.
    17:5 This is what the Lord has said : Cursed is the man who puts his faith in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart is turned away from the Lord. 6 For he will be like the brushwood in the upland, and will not see when good comes ; but his living-place will be in the dry places in the waste land, in a salt and unpeopled land.
    17:7 A blessing is on the man who puts his faith in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. 8 For he will be like a tree planted by the waters, pushing out its roots by the stream ; he will have no fear when the heat comes, but his leaf will be green ; in a dry year he will have no care, and will go on giving fruit.
    9 The heart is a twisted thing, not to be searched out by man : who is able to have knowledge of it ? 10 I the Lord am the searcher of the heart, the tester of the thoughts, so that I may give to every man the reward of his ways, in keeping with the fruit of his doings.
    11 Like the partridge, getting eggs together but not producing young, is a man who gets wealth but not by right ; before half his days are ended, it will go from him, and at his end he will be foolish.
    12 A seat of glory, placed on high from the first, is our holy place. 13 O Lord, the hope of Israel, all who give you up will be put to shame ; those who go away from you will be cut off from the earth, because they have given up the Lord, the fountain of living waters.
    14 Make me well, O Lord, and I will be well ; be my saviour, and I will be safe : for you are my hope. 15 See, they say to me, Where is the word of the Lord ? let it come now. 16 As for me, I have not said ; Let the day of trouble come to them quickly ; and I have not been hoping for the death-giving day ; you have knowledge of what came from my lips ; it was open before you. 17 Be not a cause of fear to me : you are my safe place in the day of evil. 18 Let them be put to shame who are attacking me, but let me not be shamed ; let them be overcome with fear, but let me not be overcome : send on them the day of evil, and put them to destruction twice over.
    17:19 This is what the Lord has said to me : Go and take your place in the doorway of Benjamin, where the kings of Judah come in and by which they go out, and in all the doorways of Jerusalem ; 20 And say to them, Give ear to the word of the Lord, you kings of Judah, and all the people of Jerusalem who come in by these doors : 21 This is what the Lord has said : See to yourselves, that you take up no weight on the Sabbath day, or take it in through the doors of Jerusalem ; 22 And take no weight out of your houses on the Sabbath day, or do any work, but keep the Sabbath day holy, as I gave orders to your fathers ; 23 But they gave no attention and would not give ear, but they made their necks stiff so that they might not give ear and might not get teaching.
    17:24 And it will be, that if with all care you give ear to me, says the Lord, and take no weight through the doorways of this town on the Sabbath day, but keep the Sabbath day holy and do no work in it ; 25 Then through the doors of this town there will come kings and princes, seated on the seat of David, going in carriages and on horseback, they and their princes, and the men of Judah and the people of Jerusalem : and this town will keep its place for ever. 26 And they will come from the towns of Judah, and from the places round about Jerusalem, and from the land of Benjamin, and from the lowlands, and from the mountains, and from the South, with burned offerings and offerings of beasts and meal offerings and perfume and offerings of praise, to the house of the Lord. 27 But if you do not give ear to me, to keep the Sabbath day holy, and to let no weight be lifted and taken through the doors of Jerusalem on the Sabbath day : then I will put a fire in its doorways, burning up the great houses of Jerusalem, and it will never be put out.

JEREMIAH , 18
The potter and the clay

    18:1     The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying, 2 Up ! go down to the potter's house, and there I will let my words come to your ears. 3 Then I went down to the potter's house, and he was doing his work on the stones. 4 And when the vessel, which he was forming out of earth, got damaged in the hand of the potter, he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make it.
    18:5 Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 6 O Israel, am I not able to do with you as this potter does ? says the Lord. See, like earth in the potter's hand are you in my hands, O Israel. 7 Whenever I say anything about uprooting a nation or a kingdom, and smashing it and sending destruction on it ; 8 If, in that very minute, that nation of which I was talking is turned away from its evil, my purpose of doing evil to them will be changed. 9 And whenever I say anything about building up a nation or a kingdom, and planting it ; 10 If, in that very minute, it does evil in my eyes, going against my orders, then my good purpose, which I said I would do for them, will be changed. 11 Now, then, say to the men of Judah and to the people of Jerusalem, This is what the Lord has said : See, I am forming an evil thing against you, and designing a design against you : let every man come back now from his evil way, and let your ways and your doings be changed for the better.
    18:12 But they will say, There is no hope : we will go on in our designs, and every one of us will do what he is moved by the pride of his evil heart to do.
    18:13 So this is what the Lord has said : Make search among the nations and see who has had word of such things ; the virgin of Israel has done a very shocking thing. 14 Will the white snow go away from the top of Sirion ? will the cold waters flowing from the mountains become dry ? 15 For my people have put me out of their memory, burning perfumes to that which is nothing ; and because of this, I will put a cause of falling in their ways, even in the old roads, and will make them go on side-roads, in a way not lifted up ; 16 Making their land a thing of wonder, causing sounds of surprise for ever; everyone who goes by will be overcome with wonder, shaking his head. 17 I will send them in flight, as from an east wind, before the attacker ; I will let them see my back and not my face on the day of their downfall.
    18:18 Then they said, Come, let us make a design against Jeremiah ; for teaching will never be cut off from the priest, or wisdom from the wise, or the word from the prophet. Come, let us make use of his words for an attack on him, and let us give attention with care to what he says.
    18:19 Give thought to me, O Lord, and give ear to the voice of those who put forward a cause against me. 20 Is evil to be the reward of good ? for they have made a deep hole for my soul. Keep in mind how I took my place before you, to say a good word for them so that your wrath might be turned away from them. 21 For this cause, let their children be without food, and give them over to the power of the sword ; and let their wives be without children and become widows ; let their men be overtaken by death, and their young men be put to the sword in the fight. 22 Let a cry for help go up from their houses, when you send an armed band on them suddenly : for they have made a hole in which to take me, and have put nets for my feet secretly. 23 But you, Lord, have knowledge of all the designs which they have made against my life ; let not their evil-doing be covered or their sin be washed away from before your eyes : but let it be a cause of falling before you : so do to them in the time of your wrath.

JEREMIAH , 19
Plot against Jeremiah

    19:1     This is what the Lord has said : Go and get for money a potter's bottle made of earth, and take with you some of the responsible men of the people and of the priests ; 2 And go out to the valley of the son of Hinnom, by the way into the door of broken pots, and there say in a loud voice the words which I will give you ; 3 Say, Give ear to the word of the Lord, O kings of Judah and people of Jerusalem ; the Lord of armies, the God of Israel, has said, See, I will send evil on this place which will be bitter to the ears of anyone hearing of it. 4 Because they have given me up, and made this place a strange place, burning perfumes in it to other gods, of whom they and their fathers and the kings of Judah had no knowledge ; and they have made this place full of the blood of those who have done no wrong ; 5 And they have put up the high places of the Baal, burning their sons in the fire ; a thing which was not ordered by me, and it was never in my mind : 6 For this cause, see, a time is coming, says the Lord, when this place will no longer be named Topheth, or, The valley of the son of Hinnom, but, The valley of Death. 7 I will make the purpose of Judah and Jerusalem come to nothing in this place ; I will have them put to the sword by their haters, and by the hands of those who have designs on their life ; and their dead bodies I will give to be food for the birds of heaven and the beasts of the earth. 8 And I will make this town a thing of wonder and a cause of surprise ; everyone who goes by will be overcome with wonder and make sounds of surprise, because of all its troubles. 9 I will make them take the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters for food, they will be making a meal of one another, because of their bitter need and the cruel grip of their haters and those who have made designs against their life.
    19:10 Then let the potter's bottle be broken before the eyes of the men who have gone with you, 11 And say to them, This is what the Lord of armies has said : Even so will this people and this town be broken by me, as a potter's bottle is broken and may not be put together again : and the bodies of the dead will be put in the earth in Topheth, till there is no more room. 12 This is what I will do to this place, says the Lord, and to its people, making this town like Topheth : 13 And the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses of the kings of Judah, which they have made unclean, will be like the place of Topheth, even all the houses on whose roofs perfumes have been burned to all the army of heaven, and drink offerings drained out to other gods.
    19:14 Then Jeremiah came from Topheth, where the Lord had sent him to give the prophet's word ; and he took his place in the open square of the Lord's house, and said to all the people, 15 The Lord of armies, the God of Israel, has said : See, I will send on this town and on all her towns all the evil which I have said ; because they made their necks stiff, so that they might not give ear to my words.

JEREMIAH , 20
Pashhur doomed

    20:1     Now it came to the ears of Pashhur, the son of Immer the priest, who was chief in authority in the house of the Lord, that Jeremiah was saying these things ; 2 And Pashhur gave blows to Jeremiah and had his feet chained in a framework of wood in the higher doorway of Benjamin, which was in the house of the Lord. 3 Then on the day after, Pashhur let Jeremiah loose. Then Jeremiah said to him, The Lord has given you the name of Magor-missabib (Cause-of-fear-on-every-side), not Pashhur. 4 For the Lord has said, See, I will make you a cause of fear to yourself and to all your friends : they will come to their death by the sword of their haters, and your eyes will see it : and I will give all Judah into the hands of the king of Babylon, and he will take them away prisoners into Babylon and put them to the sword. 5 And more than this, I will give all the wealth of this town and all its profits and all its things of value, even all the stores of the kings of Judah will I give into the hands of their haters, who will put violent hands on them and take them away to Babylon. 6 And you, Pashhur, and all who are in your house, will go away prisoners : you will come to Babylon, and there your body will be put to rest, you and all your friends, to whom you said false words.
    20:7 O Lord, you have been false to me, and I was tricked ; you are stronger than I, and have overcome me : I have become a thing to be laughed at all the day, everyone makes sport of me. 8 For every word I say is a cry for help ; I say with a loud voice, Violent behaviour and wasting : because the word of the Lord is made a shame to me and a cause of laughing all the day. 9 And if I say, I will not keep him in mind, I will not say another word in his name ; then it is in my heart like a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I am tired of keeping myself in, I am not able to do it. 10 For numbers of them say evil secretly in my hearing (there is fear on every side) : they say, Come, let us give witness against him ; all my nearest friends, who are watching for my fall, say, It may be that he will be taken by deceit, and we will get the better of him and give him punishment. 11 But the Lord is with me as a great one, greatly to be feared : so my attackers will have a fall, and they will not overcome me : they will be greatly shamed, because they have not done wisely, even with an unending shame, kept in memory for ever. 12 But, O Lord of armies, testing the upright and seeing the thoughts and the heart, let me see your punishment come on them ; for I have put my cause before you.
    20:13 Make melody to the Lord, give praise to the Lord : for he has made the soul of the poor man free from the hands of the evil-doers.
    20:14 A curse on the day of my birth : let there be no blessing on the day when my mother had me. 15 A curse on the man who gave the news to my father, saying, You have a male child ; making him very glad. 16 May that man be like the towns overturned by the Lord without mercy : let a cry for help come to his ears in the morning, and the sound of war in the middle of the day; 17 Because he did not put me to death before my birth took place : so my mother's body would have been my last resting-place, and she would have been with child for ever. 18 Why did I come from my mother's body to see pain and sorrow, so that my days might be wasted with shame?

JEREMIAH , 21
Siege of Jerusalem foretold

    21:1     The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord, when King Zedekiah sent to him Pashhur, the son of Malchiah, and Zephaniah, the son of Maaseiah the priest, saying, 2 Will you get directions from the Lord for us ; for Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon, is making war against us ; it may be that the Lord will do something for us like all the wonders he has done, and make him go away from us.
    21:3 Then Jeremiah said to them, This is what you are to say to Zedekiah : 4 The Lord God of Israel has said, See, I am turning back the instruments of war in your hands, with which you are fighting against the king of Babylon and the Chaldaeans, who are outside the walls and shutting you in ; and I will get them together inside this town. 5 And I myself will be fighting against you with an outstretched hand and with a strong arm, even with angry feeling and passion and in great wrath. 6 And I will send a great disease on the people living in this town, on man and on beast, causing their death. 7 And after that, says the Lord, I will give up Zedekiah, king of Judah, and his servants and his people, even those in the town who have not come to their end from the disease and the sword and from need of food, into the hands of Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon, and into the hands of their haters, and into the hands of those desiring their death : he will put them to the sword ; he will not let anyone get away, he will have no pity or mercy.
    21:8 And to this people you are to say, The Lord has said, See, I put before you the way of life and the way of death. 9 He who keeps in this town will come to his death by the sword and through need of food and through disease ; but he who goes out and gives himself up to the Chaldaeans who are shutting you in, will go on living, and will keep his life safe. 10 For my face is turned to this town for evil and not for good, says the Lord : it will be given into the hands of the king of Babylon, and he will have it burned with fire.
    21:11 About the family of the king of Judah. Give ear to the word of the Lord ; O family of David, this is what the Lord has said :
Do what is right in the morning, and make free from the hands of the cruel one him whose goods have been violently taken away, or my wrath will go out like fire, burning so that no one may put it out, because of the evil of your doings.
    21:13 See, I am against you, you who are living on the rock of the valley, says the Lord ; you who say, Who will come down against us ? or who will get into our houses ? 14 I will send punishment on you in keeping with the fruit of your doings, says the Lord : and I will put a fire in her woodlands, burning up everything round about her.

JEREMIAH 22
Fate of Comiah

    22:1     This is what the Lord has said : Go down to the house of the king of Judah and there give him this word, 2 And say, Give ear to the word of the Lord, O king of Judah, seated on the seat of David, you and your servants and your people who come in by these doors. 3 This is what the Lord has said : Do what is right, judging uprightly, and make free from the hands of the cruel one him whose goods have been violently taken away : do no wrong and be not violent to the man from a strange country and the child without a father and the widow, and let not those who have done no wrong be put to death in this place. 4 For if you truly do this, then there will come in through the doors of this house kings seated on the seat of David, going in carriages and on horseback, he and his servants and his people 5 But if you do not give ear to these words, I give you my oath by myself, says the Lord, that this house will become a waste. 6 For this is what the Lord has said about the family of the king of Judah:
You are Gilead to me, and the top of Lebanon : but, truly, I will make you waste, with towns unpeopled. nd I will make ready those who will send destruction on you, everyone armed for war : by them your best cedar-trees will be cut down and put in the fire.
    22:8 And nations from all sides will go past this town, and every man will say to his neighbour, Why has the Lord done such things to this great town ? 9 And they will say, Because they gave up the agreement of the Lord their God, and became worshippers and servants of other gods.
    22:10 Let there be no weeping for the dead, and make no songs of grief for him : but make bitter weeping for him who has gone away, for he will never come back or see again the country of his birth.
    22:11 For this is what the Lord has said about Shallum, the son of Josiah, king of Judah, who became king in place of Josiah his father, who went out from this place : He will never come back there again : 12 But death will come to him in the place where they have taken him away prisoner, and he will never see this land again.
    22:13 A curse is on him who is building his house by wrongdoing, and his rooms by doing what is not right ; who makes use of his neighbour without payment, and gives him nothing for his work ; 14 Who says, I will make a wide house for myself, and rooms of great size, and has windows cut out, and has it roofed with cedar and painted with bright red. 15 Are you to be a king because you make more use of cedar than your father ? did not your father take food and drink and do right, judging in righteousness, and then it was well for him ? 16 He was judge in the cause of the poor and those in need ; then it was well. Was not this to have knowledge of me ? says the Lord. 17 But your eyes and your heart are fixed only on profit for yourself, on causing the death of him who has done no wrong, and on violent and cruel acts.
    22:18 So this is what the Lord has said about Jehoiakim, the son of Josiah, king of Judah : They will make no weeping for him, saying, Ah my brother ! or, Ah sister ! they will make no weeping for him, saying, Ah lord ! or, Ah his glory ! 19 They will do to him what they do to the dead body of an ass ; his body will be pulled out and placed on the earth outside the doors of Jerusalem.
    22:20 Go up to Lebanon and give a cry ; let your voice be loud in Bashan, crying out from Abarim ; for all your lovers have come to destruction 21 My word came to you in the time of your well-being ; but you said, I will not give ear. This has been your way from your earliest years, you did not give attention to my voice. 22 All the keepers of your sheep will be food for the wind, and your lovers will be taken away prisoners : truly, then you will be shamed and unhonoured because of all your evil-doing. 23 O you who are living in Lebanon, making your living-place in the cedars, how greatly to be pitied will you be when pains come on you, as on a woman in childbirth!
    22:24 By my life, says the Lord, even if Coniah, the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, was the ring on my right hand, even from there I would have you pulled off ; 25 And I will give you into the hands of those desiring your death, and into the hands of those whom you are fearing, even into the hands of Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon, and into the hands of the Chaldaeans. 26 I will send you out, and your mother who gave you birth, into another country not the land of your birth ; and there death will come to you. 27 But to the land on which their soul's desire is fixed, they will never come back. 28 Is this man Coniah a broken vessel of no value ? is he a vessel in which there is no pleasure ? why are they violently sent out, he and his seed, into a land which is strange to them ? 29 O earth, earth, earth, give ear to the word of the Lord ! 30 The Lord has said, Let this man be recorded as having no children, a man who will not do well in all his life : for no man of his seed will do well, seated on the seat of the kingdom of David and ruling again in Judah.

JEREMIAH , 23
David's branch promised

    23:1     A curse is on the keepers who are causing the destruction and loss of the sheep of my field, says the Lord. 2 So this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, has said against the keepers who have the care of my people : You have let my flock be broken up, driving them away and not caring for them; see, I will send on you the punishment for the evil of your doings, says the Lord. 3 And I will get the rest of my flock together from all the countries where I have sent them, and will make them come back again to their resting-place ; and they will have offspring and be increased. 4 And I will put over them keepers who will take care of them : never again will they be overcome with fear or be troubled, and there will not be the loss of one of them, says the Lord.
    23:5 See, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will give to David a true Branch, and he will be ruling as king, acting wisely, doing what is right, and judging uprightly in the land. 6 In his days Judah will have salvation and Israel will be living without fear : and this is the name by which he will be named, The Lord is our righteousness.
    23:7 And so, truly, the days are coming when they will say no longer, By the living Lord, who took the children of Israel up out of the land of Egypt ; 8 But, By the living Lord, who took up the seed of Israel, and made them come out of the north country, and from all the countries where I had sent them ; and they will be living in the land which is theirs.
    23:9 About the prophets. My heart is broken in me, all my bones are shaking ; I am like a man full of strong drink, like a man overcome by wine ; because of the Lord, and because of his holy words. 10 For the land is full of men who are untrue to their wives ; because of the curse the land is full of grief ; the green fields of the waste land have become dry ; and they are quick to do evil, their strength is for what is not right. 11 For the prophet as well as the priest is unclean ; even in my house I have seen their evil-doing, says the Lord. 12 For this cause their steps will be slipping on their way : they will be forced on into the dark and have a fall there : for I will send evil on them in the year of their punishment, says the Lord. 13 And I have seen ways without sense in the prophets of Samaria ; they became prophets of the Baal, causing my people Israel to go wrong. 14 And in the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a shocking thing ; they are untrue to their wives, walking in deceit, and they make strong the hands of evil-doers, so that a man may not be turned back from his evil-doing : they have all become like Sodom to me, and its people like Gomorrah. 15 So this is what the Lord of armies has said about the prophets : See, I will give them a bitter plant for their food, and bitter water for their drink : for from the prophets of Jerusalem unclean behaviour has gone out into all the land.
    23:16 This is what the Lord of armies has said : Do not give ear to the words which the prophets say to you : they give you teaching of no value : it is from themselves that their vision comes, and not out of the mouth of the Lord. 17 They keep on saying to those who have no respect for the word of the Lord, You will have peace; and to everyone who goes on his way in the pride of his heart, they say, No evil will come to you.
    23:18 For which of them has knowledge of the secret of the Lord, and has seen him, and given ear to his word ? which of them has taken note of his word and given attention to it ? 19 See, the storm-wind of the Lord, even the heat of his wrath, has gone out, a rolling storm, bursting on the heads of the evil-doers. 20 The wrath of the Lord will not be turned back till he has done, till he has put into effect, the purposes of his heart : in days to come you will have full knowledge of this.
    23:21 I did not send these prophets, but they went running: I said nothing to them, but they gave out the prophet's word. 22 But if they had been in my secret, then they would have made my people give ear to my words, turning them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.
    23:23 Am I only a God who is near, says the Lord, and not a God at a distance ? 24 In what secret place may a man take cover without my seeing him ? says the Lord. Is there any place in heaven or earth where I am not ? says the Lord. 25 My ears have been open to what the prophets have said, who say false words in my name, saying, I have had a dream, I have had a dream, I have had a dream, 26 Is (my word) in the hearts of the prophets who give out false words, even the prophets of the deceit of their hearts ? 27 Whose purpose is to take away the memory of my name from my people by their dreams, of which every man is talking to his neighbour, as their fathers gave up the memory of my name for the Baal. 28 If a prophet has a dream, let him give out his dream ; and he who has my word, let him give out my word in good faith. What has the dry stem to do with the grain ? says the Lord. 29 Is not my word like fire? says the Lord ; and like a hammer, smashing the rock to bits ? 30 For this cause I am against the prophets, says the Lord, who take my words, every one from his neighbour. 31 See, I am against the prophets, says the Lord, who let their tongues say, He has said. 32 See, I am against the prophets of false dreams, says the Lord, who give them out and make my people go out of the way by their deceit and their uncontrolled words : but I did not send them or give them orders ; and they will be of no profit to this people, says the Lord.
    23:33 And if this people, or the prophet, or a priest, questioning you, says, What word of weight is there from the Lord? then you are to say to them, You are the word, for I will not be troubled with you any more, says the Lord. 34 And as for the prophet and the priest and the people who say, A word of weight from the Lord ! I will send punishment on that man and on his house. 35 But this is what you are to say, every man to his neighbour and every man to his brother, What answer has the Lord given ? and, What has the Lord said ? 36 And you will no longer put people in mind of the word of weight of the Lord: for every man's word will be a weight on himself ; for the words of the living God, of the Lord of armies, our God, have been twisted by you. 37 This is what you are to say to the prophet, What answer has the Lord given to you ? and, What has the Lord said ? 38 But if you say, The word of weight of the Lord ; this is what the Lord has said : Because you say, The weight of the Lord, and I have sent to you, saying, You are not to say, The weight of the Lord ; 39 For this reason, truly, I will put you completely out of my memory, and I will put you, and the town which I gave to you and to your fathers, away from before my face : 40 And I will give you a name without honour for ever, and unending shame which will never go from the memory of men.

JEREMIAH , 24
Two baskets of figs

    24:1     The Lord gave me a vision, and I saw two baskets full of figs put in front of the Temple of the Lord, after Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon, had taken prisoner Jeconiah, the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, and the chiefs of Judah, and the expert workmen and metal-workers from Jerusalem, and had taken them to Babylon. 2 One basket had very good figs, like the figs which first come to growth : and the other basket had very bad figs, so bad that they were of no use for food. 3 Then the Lord said to me, What do you see, Jeremiah ? And I said, Figs ; the good figs are very good, and the bad very bad, and of no use for food, they are so bad.
    24:4 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 5 This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, has said : Like these good figs, so in my eyes will be the prisoners of Judah, whom I have sent from this place into the land of the Chaldaeans for their good. 6 For I will keep my eyes on them for good, and I will take them back again to this land, building them up and not pulling them down, planting them and not uprooting them. 7 And I will give them a heart to have knowledge of me, that I am the Lord : and they will be my people, and I will be their God : for they will come back to me with all their heart.
    24:8 And like the bad figs which are so bad that they are of no use for food, so I will give up Zedekiah, king of Judah, and his chiefs and the rest of Jerusalem who are still in this land, and those who are in the land of Egypt : 9 I will give them up to be a cause of fear and of trouble among all the kingdoms of the earth ; to be a name of shame and common talk and a cutting word and a curse in all the places wherever I will send them wandering. 10 And I will send the sword, and need of food, and disease, among them till they are all cut off from the land which I gave to them and to their fathers.

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