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10.14
JEREMIAH

14Every man is proved to be brutish, without knowledge,
Every goldsmith is put to shame by the graven image,
His molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.
15They are vanity, a work of delusion;
In the time of their visitation they shall perish.
16Not like these is the portion of Jacob;
For He is the former of all things,
And Israel is the tribe of His inheritance;
The Lord of hosts is His name.
 
17Gather up thy wares from the ground,
O thou that abidest in the siege.

18For thus saith the Lord: Behold, I will sling out the inhabitants of the land at this time, and will distress them, that they may feel it.


19Woe is me for my hurt!
My wound is grievous;
But I said: 'This is but a sickness,
And I must bear it.'
20My tent is spoiled,
And all my cords are broken;
My children are gone forth of me, and they are not;
There is none to stretch forth my tent any more,
And to set up my curtains.
21For the shepherds are become brutish,
And have not inquired of the Lord;
Therefore they have not prospered,
And all their flocks are scattered.
22Hark! a report, behold, it cometh,
And a great commotion out of the north country,
To make the cities of Judah desolate,
A dwelling-place of jackals.
23O Lord, I know that man's way is not his own;
It is not in man to direct his steps as he walketh.
24O Lord, correct me, but in measure;
Not in Thine anger, lest Thou diminish me.
25Pour out Thy wrath upon the nations that know Thee not,
And upon the families that call not on Thy name;
For they have devoured Jacob,
Yea, they have devoured him and consumed him,
And have laid waste his habitation.


11The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying: 2'Hear ye the words of this covenant, and speak unto the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem; 3and say thou unto them: Thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel: Cursed be the man that heareth not the words of this covenant, 4which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the iron furnace, saying: Hearken to My voice, and do them, according to all which I command you; so shall ye be My people, and I will be your God; 5that I may establish the oath which I swore unto your fathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as at this day.' Then answered I, and said: 'Amen, O Lord.'

6And the Lord said unto me: 'Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, saying: Hear ye the words of this covenant, and do them. 7For I earnestly forewarned your fathers in the day that I brought them up out of the land of Egypt, even unto this day, forewarning betimes and often, saying: Hearken to My voice.

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