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Jeremiah 2 :: Hebrew Names Version (HNV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:1 - The word of the LORD came to me, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:2 - Go, and cry in the ears of Yerushalayim, saying, Thus says the LORD, I remember for you the kindness of your youth, the love of your weddings; how you went after me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:3 - Yisra'el was holiness to the LORD, the first fruits of his increase: all who devour him shall be held guilty; evil shall come on them, says the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:4 - Hear you the word of the LORD, O house of Ya`akov, and all the families of the house of Yisra'el:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:5 - thus says the LORD, What unrighteousness have your fathers found in me, that they have gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:6 - Neither said they, Where is the LORD who brought us up out of the land of Mitzrayim, who led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and of pits, through a land of drought and of the shadow of death, through a land that none passed through, and where no man lived?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:7 - I brought you into a plentiful land, to eat the fruit of it and the goodness of it; but when you entered, you defiled my land, and made my heritage an abomination.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:8 - The Kohanim didn't say, Where is the LORD? and those who handle the law didn't know me: the rulers also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Ba`al, and walked after things that do not profit.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:9 - Therefore I will yet contend with you, says the LORD, and with your children's children will I contend.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:10 - For pass over to the isles of Kittiyim, and see; and send to Kedar, and consider diligently; and see if there has been such a thing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:11 - Has a nation changed its gods, which yet are no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which does not profit.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:12 - Be astonished, you heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be you very desolate, says the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:13 - For my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the spring of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:14 - Is Yisra'el a servant? is he a home-born slave? why is he become a prey?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:15 - The young lions have roared on him, and yelled; and they have made his land waste: his cities are burned up, without inhabitant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:16 - The children also of Mof and Tachpanches have broken the crown of your head.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:17 - Haven't you procured this to yourself, in that you have forsaken the LORD your God, when he led you by the way?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:18 - Now what have you to do in the way to Mitzrayim, to drink the waters of the Shichor? or what have you to do in the way to Ashshur, to drink the waters of the River?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:19 - Your own wickedness shall correct you, and your backsliding shall reprove you: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and a bitter, that you have forsaken the LORD your God, and that my fear is not in you, says the Lord, the LORD of Hosts.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:20 - For of old time I have broken your yoke, and burst your bonds; and you said, I will not serve; for on every high hill and under every green tree you did bow yourself, playing the prostitute.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:21 - Yet I had planted you a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how then are you turned into the degenerate branches of a foreign vine to me?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:22 - For though you wash yourself with lye, and use much soap, yet your iniquity is marked before me, says the Lord GOD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:23 - How can you say, I am not defiled, I have not gone after the Ba`alim? see your way in the valley, know what you have done: you are a swift dromedary traversing her ways;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:24 - a wild donkey used to the wilderness, that snuffs up the wind in her desire; in her occasion who can turn her away? all those who seek her will not weary themselves; in her month they shall find her.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:25 - Withhold your foot from being unshod, and your throat from thirst: but you said, It is in vain; no, for I have loved strangers, and after them will I go.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:26 - As the thief is ashamed when he is found, so is the house of Yisra'el ashamed; they, their kings, their princes, and their Kohanim, and their prophets;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:27 - who tell a stock, You are my father; and to a stone, You have brought me forth: for they have turned their back to me, and not their face; but in the time of their trouble they will say, Arise, and save us.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:28 - But where are your gods that you have made you? let them arise, if they can save you in the time of your trouble: for according to the number of your cities are your gods, Yehudah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:29 - Why will you contend with me? you all have transgressed against me, says the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:30 - In vain have I struck your children; they received no correction: your own sword has devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:31 - Generation, see the word of the LORD. Have I been a wilderness to Yisra'el? or a land of thick darkness? why say my people, We are broken loose; we will come no more to you?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:32 - Can a virgin forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:33 - How trimmest you your way to seek love! therefore even the wicked women have you taught your ways.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:34 - Also in your skirts is found the blood of the souls of the innocent poor: you did not find them breaking in; but it is because of all these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:35 - Yet you said, I am innocent; surely his anger is turned away from me. Behold, I will enter into judgment with you, because you say, I have not sinned.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:36 - Why go you about so much to change your way? you shall be ashamed of Mitzrayim also, as you were ashamed of Ashshur.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:37 - From there also shall you go forth, with your hands on your head: for the LORD has rejected those in whom you trust, and you shall not prosper with them.

The Hebrew Names Version is based off the World English Bible, an update of the American Standard Version of 1901. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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