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Jeremiah 5 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:1 - Go to and fro in streets of Jerusalem, And see, I pray you, and know, And seek in her broad places, if ye find a man, If there be one doing judgment, seeking stedfastness -- Then am I propitious to her.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:2 - And if they say, 'Jehovah liveth,' Surely to a falsehood they swear.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:3 - Jehovah, Thine eyes, are they not on stedfastness? Thou hast smitten them, and they have not grieved, Thou hast consumed them, They have refused to receive instruction, They made their faces harder than a rock, They have refused to turn back.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:4 - And I -- I said, 'Surely these are poor, They have been foolish, For they have not known the way of Jehovah, The judgment of their God.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:5 - I get me to the great, and I speak with them, For they have known the way of Jehovah, The judgment of their God.' Surely they together have broken the yoke, They have drawn away the bands.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:6 - Therefore smitten them hath a lion out of the forest, A wolf of the deserts doth spoil them, A leopard is watching over their cities, Every one who is going out of them is torn, For many have been their transgressions, Mighty have been their backslidings.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:7 - For this I am not propitious to thee, Thy sons have forsaken Me, And are satisfied by that which is not god, I satisfy them, and they commit adultery, And at the house of a harlot They gather themselves together.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:8 - Fed horses -- they have been early risers, Each to the wife of his neighbour they neigh.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:9 - For these do I not lay a charge? An affirmation of Jehovah, And on a nation such as this, Doth not My soul avenge itself?

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:10 - Go ye up on her walls, and destroy, And a completion make not, Turn aside her branches, for they are not Jehovah's,

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:11 - For dealt treacherously against Me have the house of Israel, And the house of Judah, an affirmation of Jehovah.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:12 - They have lied against Jehovah, And they say, 'It is not He, Nor come in against us doth evil, Yea, sword and famine we do not see.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:13 - And the prophets become wind, And the word is not in them,' -- thus it is done by them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:14 - Therefore, thus said Jehovah, God of Hosts, Because of your speaking this word, Lo, I am making My words in thy mouth become fire, And this people wood, and it hath devoured them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:15 - Lo, I am bringing against you a nation from afar, O house of Israel, an affirmation of Jehovah, A nation -- strong it is, a nation -- from of old it is, A nation -- thou knowest not its tongue, Nor understandest what it speaketh.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:16 - Its quiver is as an open sepulchre, All of them -- mighty ones.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:17 - And it hath consumed thy harvest and thy bread, They consume thy sons, and thy daughters, It consumeth thy flock, and thy herd, It consumeth thy vine, and thy fig-tree, It maketh poor thy fenced cities, In which thou art trusting -- by the sword.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:18 - And even in those days, an affirmation of Jehovah, I do not make you a completion.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:19 - And it hath come to pass, when ye say, 'For what hath Jehovah our God done to us all these?' That thou hast said unto them, 'As ye have forsaken Me, And serve the gods of a foreigner in your land, So do ye serve strangers in a land not yours.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:20 - Declare ye this in the house of Jacob, And sound ye it in Judah, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:21 - Hear ye, I pray you, this, O people, foolish and without heart, Eyes they have, and they see not, Ears they have, and they hear not.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:22 - Me do ye not fear, an affirmation of Jehovah? From My presence are ye not pained? Who hath made sand the border of the sea, A limit age-during, and it passeth not over it, They shake themselves, and they are not able, Yea, sounded have its billows, and they pass not over.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:23 - And this people hath an apostate and rebellious heart, They have turned aside, and they go on.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:24 - And they have not said in their heart, 'Let us fear, we pray you, Jehovah our God, who is giving rain, The sprinkling and the gathered, in its season, The appointed weeks of harvest He keepeth for us.'

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:25 - Your iniquities have turned these away, And your sins have kept the good from you.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:26 - For the wicked have been found among My people. It looketh about the covering of snares, They have set up a trap -- men they capture.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:27 - As a cage full of fowls, So their houses are full of deceit, Therefore they have been great, and are rich.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:28 - They have been fat, they have shone, Yea, they have overpassed the acts of the evil, Judgment they have not judged, The judgment of the fatherless -- and they prosper, And the judgment of the needy they have not judged.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:29 - For these do not I inspect, an affirmation of Jehovah, On a nation such as this, Doth not My soul avenge itself?

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:30 - An astonishing and horrible thing hath been in the land.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:31 - The prophets have prophesied falsely, And the priests bear rule by their means, And My people have loved it so, And what do they at its latter end?

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