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Jeremiah 11 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:1 - The LORD said to Jeremiah:

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:2 - "Hear the terms of the covenant I made with Israel and pass them on to the people of Judah and the citizens of Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:3 - Tell them that the LORD, the God of Israel, says, 'Anyone who does not keep the terms of the covenant will be under a curse.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:4 - Those are the terms that I charged your ancestors to keep when I brought them out of Egypt, that place which was like an iron-smelting furnace. I said at that time, "Obey me and carry out the terms of the agreement exactly as I commanded you. If you do, you will be my people and I will be your God.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:5 - Then I will keep the promise I swore on oath to your ancestors to give them a land flowing with milk and honey." That is the very land that you still live in today.'" And I responded, "Amen! Let it be so, LORD!"

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:6 - The LORD said to me, "Announce all the following words in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem: 'Listen to the terms of my covenant with you and carry them out!

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:7 - For I solemnly warned your ancestors to obey me. I warned them again and again, ever since I delivered them out of Egypt until this very day.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:8 - But they did not listen to me or pay any attention to me! Each one of them followed the stubborn inclinations of his own wicked heart. So I brought on them all the punishments threatened in the covenant because they did not carry out its terms as I commanded them to do.'"

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:9 - The LORD said to me, "The people of Judah and the citizens of Jerusalem have plotted rebellion against me!

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:10 - They have gone back to the evil ways of their ancestors of old who refused to obey what I told them. They, too, have paid allegiance to other gods and worshiped them. Both the nation of Israel and the nation of Judah have violated the covenant I made with their ancestors.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:11 - So I, the LORD, say this: 'I will soon bring disaster on them which they will not be able to escape! When they cry out to me for help, I will not listen to them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:12 - Then those living in the towns of Judah and in Jerusalem will go and cry out for help to the gods to whom they have been sacrificing. However, those gods will by no means be able to save them when disaster strikes them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:13 - This is in spite of the fact that the people of Judah have as many gods as they have towns and the citizens of Jerusalem have set up as many altars to sacrifice to that disgusting god, Baal, as they have streets in the city!'

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:14 - So, Jeremiah, do not pray for these people. Do not cry out to me or petition me on their behalf. Do not plead with me to save them. For I will not listen to them when they call out to me for help when disaster strikes them."

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:15 - The LORD says to the people of Judah, "What right do you have to be in my temple, my beloved people? Many of you have done wicked things. Can your acts of treachery be so easily canceled by sacred offerings that you take joy in doing evil even while you make them?

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:16 - I, the LORD, once called you a thriving olive tree, one that produced beautiful fruit. But I will set you on fire, fire that will blaze with a mighty roar. Then all your branches will be good for nothing.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:17 - For though I, the LORD who rules over all, planted you in the land, I now decree that disaster will come on you because the nations of Israel and Judah have done evil and have made me angry by offering sacrifices to the god Baal."

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:18 - The LORD gave me knowledge, that I might have understanding. Then he showed me what the people were doing.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:19 - Before this I had been like a docile lamb ready to be led to the slaughter. I did not know they were making plans to kill me. I did not know they were saying, "Let's destroy the tree along with its fruit! Let's remove Jeremiah from the world of the living so people will not even be reminded of him any more."

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:20 - So I said to the LORD, "O LORD who rules over all, you are a just judge! You examine people's hearts and minds. I want to see you pay them back for what they have done because I trust you to vindicate my cause."

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:21 - Then the LORD told me about some men from Anathoth who were threatening to kill me. They had threatened, "Stop prophesying in the name of the LORD or we will kill you!"

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:22 - So the LORD who rules over all said, "I will surely punish them! Their young men will be killed in battle. Their sons and daughters will die of starvation.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:23 - Not one of them will survive. I will bring disaster on those men from Anathoth who threatened you. A day of reckoning is coming for them."
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