Jeremiah 175Cursed is the man who trusts in man, and will lean his arm of flesh upon him, while his heart departs from the Lord. 6And he shall be as the wild tamarisk in the desert. he shall not see when good comes; but he shall dwell in barren places, and in the wilderness, in a salty land which is not inhabited. 7But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord. 8And he shall be as a thriving tree by the waters, and he shall cast forth his root toward a moist place. He shall not fear when heat comes, and there shall be shady branches upon him; he shall not fear in a year of drought, and he shall not fail to bear fruit. 9The heart is deep beyond all things, and it constitutes the man, and who can know him? 10I, the Lord, search the hearts, and test the mind, to give to everyone according to his ways, and according to the fruits of his doings. 11The partridge utters her voice; she gathers eggs which she did not lay. So is a man gaining his wealth unjustly: in the midst of his days his riches shall leave him, and at his latter end he will be a fool. 12An exalted throne of glory is our sanctuary. 13O Lord, the hope of Israel, let all that have left You be ashamed, let them that have revolted be written on the earth, because they have forsaken the fountain of life, the Lord. 14Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed. Save me, and I shall be saved; for You are my boast. 15Behold, they say to me, Where is the word of the Lord? Let it come. 16But I have not been weary of following You, nor have I desired the day of man. You know the words that proceed out of my lips; they are before Your face. 17Be not a stranger to me, but spare me in the evil day. 18Let them that persecute me be ashamed, but let me not be ashamed. Let them be alarmed, but let me not be alarmed. Bring upon them the evil day, crush them with double destruction. 19Thus says the Lord; Go and stand in the gates of the children of your people, by which the kings of Judah enter, and by which they go out, and in all the gates of Jerusalem. 20And you shall say to them: Hear the word of the Lord, you kings of Judah, and all Judea, and all Jerusalem, all who go in at these gates: 21thus says the Lord: Take heed to your souls, and take up no burdens on the Sabbath day, and go not forth through the gates of Jerusalem; 22and carry forth no burdens out of your houses on the Sabbath day, and you shall do no work. Sanctify the Sabbath day, as I commanded your fathers. 23But they hearkened not, and inclined not their ear, but stiffened their neck more than their fathers did, so as not to hear Me, and not to receive correction. 24And it shall come to pass, if you will hearken to Me, says the Lord, to carry in no burdens through the gates of this city on the Sabbath day, and to sanctify the Sabbath day, so as to do no work upon it, 25that there shall enter through the gates of this city kings and princes sitting on the throne of David, and riding on their chariots and horses, they, and their princes, the men of Judah, and the dwellers in Jerusalem. And this city shall be inhabited forever. 26And men shall come out of the cities of Judah, and from round about Jerusalem, and out of the land of Benjamin, and out of the plain country, and from the hill country, and from the south, bringing whole burnt offerings, sacrifices, incense, manna, and frankincense, and bringing praise to the house of the Lord. 27But it shall come to pass, that if you will not listen to Me and sanctify the Sabbath day, to bear no burdens, nor go in with them by the gates of Jerusalem on the Sabbath day, then will I kindle a fire in its gates, and it shall devour the streets of Jerusalem, and shall not be quenched.
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