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Jeremiah 2 :: Darby Translation (DBY)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:1 - And the word of Jehovah came to me, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:2 - Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith Jehovah: I remember for thee the kindness of thy youth, the love of thine espousals, when thou wentest after me in the wilderness, in a land not sown.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:3 - Israel was holiness unto Jehovah, the first-fruits of his increase: all that devour him are guilty; evil shall come upon them, saith Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:4 - Hear the word of Jehovah, house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:5 - Thus saith Jehovah: What injustice have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and become vain?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:6 - And they said not, Where is Jehovah, that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, that led us in the wilderness, in a land of deserts and of pits, in a land of drought and of the shadow of death, in a land that no one passeth through, and where no man dwelleth?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:7 - And I brought you into a fruitful land, to eat the fruit thereof and the good thereof; and ye entered and defiled my land, and made my heritage an abomination.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:8 - The priests said not, Where is Jehovah? and they that handled the law knew me not; and the shepherds transgressed against me; and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:9 - Therefore will I yet plead with you, saith Jehovah, and with your children's children will I plead.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:10 - For pass over to the isles of Chittim, and see; and send unto Kedar, and consider diligently, and see if there have been such a thing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:11 - Hath a nation changed its gods? and they are no gods; -- but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:12 - Be astonished, ye heavens, at this, and shudder; be amazed very much, saith Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:13 - For my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, to hew them out cisterns, broken cisterns that hold no water.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:14 - Is Israel a bondman? Is he a home-born slave? Why is he become a spoil?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:15 - The young lions roared against him, they gave forth their voice, and they made his land desolate: his cities are burned, without inhabitant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:16 - Even the children of Noph and Tahapanes have fed on the crown of thy head.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:17 - Hast thou not procured this unto thyself, in that thou hast forsaken Jehovah thy God, at the time he was leading thee in the way?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:18 - And now, what hast thou to do with the way of Egypt, to drink the waters of Shihor? And what hast thou to do with the way of Assyria, to drink the waters of the River?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:19 - Thine own wickedness chastiseth thee, and thy backslidings reprove thee: know then and see that it is an evil thing and bitter that thou hast forsaken Jehovah thy God, and that my fear is not in thee, saith the Lord, Jehovah of hosts.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:20 - For of old thou hast broken thy yoke, and burst thy bands; and thou saidst, I will not serve. For upon every high hill, and under every green tree, thou bowest down, playing the harlot.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:21 - And I, -- I had planted thee a noble vine, wholly a right seed; how then art thou turned into the degenerate shoots of a strange vine unto me?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:22 - For though thou wash thee with nitre, and take thee much potash, thine iniquity is marked before me, saith the Lord Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:23 - How sayest thou, I am not defiled, I have not gone after the Baals? See thy way in the valley, acknowledge what thou hast done -- a swift dromedary traversing her ways!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:24 - -- a wild ass, used to the wilderness, that snuffeth up the wind in her desire! In her ardour, who shall turn her away? All they that seek her will not weary themselves; in her month they shall find her.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:25 - Withhold thy foot from being unshod, and thy throat from thirst. But thou saidst, There is no hope; no, for I love strangers, and after them will I go.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:26 - As a thief is ashamed when he is found, so shall the house of Israel be ashamed -- they, their kings, their princes, and their priests, and their prophets --
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:27 - saying to a stock, Thou art my father; and to a stone, Thou hast brought me forth; for they have turned the back unto me, and not the face; and in the time of their trouble they will say, Arise, and save us!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:28 - Where then are thy gods that thou hast made for thyself? let them arise, if they can save thee in the time of thy trouble: for as the number of thy cities, are thy gods, O Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:29 - Wherefore would ye contend with me? Ye all have transgressed against me, saith Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:30 - In vain have I smitten your children: they received no correction. Your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:31 - O generation, mark ye the word of Jehovah. Have I been a wilderness unto Israel, or a land of thick darkness? Wherefore say my people, We have dominion; we will come no more unto thee?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:32 - Doth a virgin forget her ornaments, a bride her attire? But my people have forgotten me days without number.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:33 - How dost thou trim thy way to seek love! Therefore hast thou also accustomed thy ways to wickedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:34 - Yea, in thy skirts is found the blood of the souls of the innocent poor, whom thou didst not encounter breaking in, but it is found upon all these.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:35 - And thou sayest, Indeed I am innocent; his anger will turn from me. Behold, I will enter into judgment with thee because thou sayest, I have not sinned.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:36 - Why dost thou gad about so much, and change thy way? Thou shalt also be brought to shame by Egypt, as thou wast brought to shame by Assyria.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:37 - Thou shalt indeed go forth from her with thy hands upon thy head; for Jehovah hath rejected those thou confidest in, and thou shalt not prosper by them.
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In 1867, John Nelson Darby translated the New Testament from Greek into English. Further revisions were done in 1872 and 1884. Darby’s work was first published as The Holy Scriptures: A New Translation from the Original Languages by J. N. Darby. After Darby’s death in 1882, some of his students worked together to produce the complete Darby Bible based on the Masoretic Hebrew text, Darby’s German (Elberfelder), and the French (Pau) translations. In 1890, the first complete Darby Bible was published in English. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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