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Jeremiah 16 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:1 - Then the word of the LORD came to me:

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:2 - “You must not marry and have sons or daughters in this place.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:3 - For this is what the LORD says about the sons and daughters born in this land and about the women who are their mothers and the men who are their fathers:

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:4 - “They will die of deadly diseases. They will not be mourned or buried but will be like dung lying on the ground. They will perish by sword and famine, and their dead bodies will become food for the birds and the wild animals.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:5 - For this is what the LORD says: “Do not enter a house where there is a funeral meal; do not go to mourn or show sympathy, because I have withdrawn my blessing, my love and my pity from this people,” declares the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:6 - “Both high and low will die in this land. They will not be buried or mourned, and no one will cut themselves or shave their head for the dead.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:7 - No one will offer food to comfort those who mourn for the dead—not even for a father or a mother—nor will anyone give them a drink to console them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:8 - “And do not enter a house where there is feasting and sit down to eat and drink.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:9 - For this is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Before your eyes and in your days I will bring an end to the sounds of joy and gladness and to the voices of bride and bridegroom in this place.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:10 - “When you tell these people all this and they ask you, ‘Why has the LORD decreed such a great disaster against us? What wrong have we done? What sin have we committed against the LORD our God?’

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:11 - then say to them, ‘It is because your ancestors forsook me,’ declares the LORD, ‘and followed other gods and served and worshiped them. They forsook me and did not keep my law.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:12 - But you have behaved more wickedly than your ancestors. See how all of you are following the stubbornness of your evil hearts instead of obeying me.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:13 - So I will throw you out of this land into a land neither you nor your ancestors have known, and there you will serve other gods day and night, for I will show you no favor.’

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:14 - “However, the days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when it will no longer be said, ‘As surely as the LORD lives, who brought the Israelites up out of Egypt,’

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:15 - but it will be said, ‘As surely as the LORD lives, who brought the Israelites up out of the land of the north and out of all the countries where he had banished them.’ For I will restore them to the land I gave their ancestors.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:16 - “But now I will send for many fishermen,” declares the LORD, “and they will catch them. After that I will send for many hunters, and they will hunt them down on every mountain and hill and from the crevices of the rocks.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:17 - My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from me, nor is their sin concealed from my eyes.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:18 - I will repay them double for their wickedness and their sin, because they have defiled my land with the lifeless forms of their vile images and have filled my inheritance with their detestable idols.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:19 - LORD, my strength and my fortress, my refuge in time of distress, to you the nations will come from the ends of the earth and say, “Our ancestors possessed nothing but false gods, worthless idols that did them no good.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:20 - Do people make their own gods? Yes, but they are not gods!”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:21 - “Therefore I will teach them— this time I will teach them my power and might. Then they will know that my name is the LORD.

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