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Jeremiah 2 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Judah's Apostasy

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:1 - Now the word of the LORD came to me saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:2 - “Go and proclaim in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, ‘Thus says the LORD,
“I remember concerning you the [fn]devotion of your youth,
The love of your betrothals,
Your following after Me in the wilderness,
Through a land not sown.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:3 - “Israel was holy to the LORD,
The first of His harvest.
All who ate of it became guilty;
Evil came upon them,” declares the LORD.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:4 - Hear the word of the LORD, O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:5 - Thus says the LORD,
“What injustice did your fathers find in Me,
That they went far from Me
And walked after emptiness and became empty?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:6 - “They did not say, ‘Where is the LORD
Who brought us up out of the land of Egypt,
Who led us through the wilderness,
Through a land of deserts and of pits,
Through a land of drought and of [fn]deep darkness,
Through a land that no one crossed
And where no man dwelt?’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:7 - “I brought you into the fruitful land
To eat its fruit and its good things.
But you came and defiled My land,
And My inheritance you made an abomination.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:8 - “The priests did not say, ‘Where is the LORD?’
And those who handle the law did not know Me;
The [fn]rulers also transgressed against Me,
And the prophets prophesied by Baal
And walked after things that did not profit.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:9 - “Therefore I will yet contend with you,” declares the LORD,
“And with your sons’ sons I will contend.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:10 - “For cross to the coastlands of [fn]Kittim and see,
And send to Kedar and observe closely
And see if there has been such a thing as this!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:11 - “Has a nation changed gods
When they were not gods?
But My people have changed their glory
For that which does not profit.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:12 - “Be appalled, O heavens, at this,
And shudder, be very desolate,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:13 - “For My people have committed two evils:
They have forsaken Me,
The fountain of living waters,
To hew for themselves cisterns,
Broken cisterns
That can hold no water.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:14 - “Is Israel a slave? Or is he a homeborn servant?
Why has he become a prey?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:15 - “The young lions have roared at him,
They have [fn]roared loudly.
And they have made his land a waste;
His cities have been destroyed, without inhabitant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:16 - “Also the [fn]men of Memphis and Tahpanhes
Have [fn]shaved the crown of your head.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:17 - “Have you not done this to yourself
By your forsaking the LORD your God
When He led you in the way?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:18 - “But now what are you doing on the road to Egypt,
To drink the waters of the [fn]Nile?
Or what are you doing on the road to Assyria,
To drink the waters of the [fn]Euphrates?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:19 - “Your own wickedness will correct you,
And your apostasies will reprove you;
Know therefore and see that it is evil and bitter
For you to forsake the LORD your God,
And the dread of Me is not in you,” declares the Lord [fn]GOD of hosts.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:20 - “For long ago [fn]I broke your yoke
And tore off your bonds;
But you said, ‘I will not serve!’
For on every high hill
And under every green tree
You have lain down as a harlot.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:21 - “Yet I planted you a choice vine,
A completely faithful seed.
How then have you turned yourself before Me
Into the degenerate shoots of a foreign vine?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:22 - “Although you wash yourself with lye
And [fn]use much soap,
The stain of your iniquity is before Me,” declares the Lord [fn]GOD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:23 - “How can you say, ‘I am not defiled,
I have not gone after the Baals’?
Look at your way in the valley!
Know what you have done!
You are a swift young camel entangling her ways,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:24 - A wild donkey accustomed to the wilderness,
That sniffs the wind in her passion.
In the time of her [fn]heat who can turn her away?
All who seek her will not become weary;
In her month they will find her.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:25 - “Keep your feet from being unshod
And your throat from thirst;
But you said, ‘It is [fn]hopeless!
No! For I have loved strangers,
And after them I will walk.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:26 - “As the thief is shamed when he is discovered,
So the house of Israel is shamed;
They, their kings, their princes
And their priests and their prophets,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:27 - Who say to a tree, ‘You are my father,’
And to a stone, ‘You gave me birth.’
For they have turned their back to Me,
And not their face;
But in the time of their [fn]trouble they will say,
‘Arise and save us.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:28 - “But where are your gods
Which you made for yourself?
Let them arise, if they can save you
In the time of your [fn]trouble;
For according to the number of your cities
Are your gods, O Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:29 - “Why do you contend with Me?
You have all transgressed against Me,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:30 - “In vain I have struck your sons;
They accepted no chastening.
Your sword has devoured your prophets
Like a destroying lion.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:31 - “O generation, heed the word of the LORD.
Have I been a wilderness to Israel,
Or a land of thick darkness?
Why do My people say, ‘We are free to roam;
We will no longer come 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 well you prepare your way
To seek love!
Therefore even [fn]the wicked women
You have taught your ways.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:34 - “Also on your skirts is found
The lifeblood of the innocent poor;
You did not find them breaking in.
But in spite 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 do you go around so much
Changing your way?
Also, you will be put to shame by Egypt
As you were put to shame by Assyria.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:37 - “From this place also you will go out
With your hands on your head;
For the LORD has rejected those in whom you trust,
And you will not prosper with them.”
NASB Footnotes
Or, lovingkindness
Or, the shadow of death
Literally: shepherds
I.e. Cyprus and other islands
Literally: given their voice
Or, sons
Literally: grazed
Hebrew: Shihor
Literally: River
Hebrew: YHWH, usually rendered LORD
Or, you
Literally: cause to be great to you
Hebrew: YHWH, usually rendered LORD
Literally: occasion
Or, desperate
Or, evil
Or, evil
Or, in wickedness

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