d[See ver. 1 above]
e[See ver. 1 above]
k[See ver. 7 above]
ab[See ver. 7 above]
bm[See ver. 12 above]
co[See ver. 20 above]
cy[See ver. 27 above]
dn[See ver. 35 above]
dt[See ver. 37 above]
eu[See ver. 11 above]
fa[See ver. 10 above]
fb[See ver. 10 above]
fc[See ver. 14 above]
fe[See ver. 10 above]
ff[See ver. 14 above]
fg[See ver. 11 above]
fm[See ver. 19 above]
gm[See ver. 3 above]

Jeremiah 13:1-14

The Ruined Loincloth

1Thus says the  Lord to me, “Go and buy a linen loincloth and a  put it around your waist, and do not dip it in water.” 2So I bought a loincloth according to the word of the  Lord, and put it around my waist. 3And the word of the  Lord came to me a second time, 4Take the loincloth that you have bought, which is around your waist, and arise b  go to the Euphrates and hide it there in c  a cleft of the rock.” 5So I went and hid it by the Euphrates, as the  Lord commanded me. 6And after many days the  Lord said to me, “Arise, go to the Euphrates, and take from there d  the loincloth that I commanded you to hide there.” 7Then I went to the Euphrates, and dug, and I took e  the loincloth from the place where I had hidden it. And behold, the loincloth was f  spoiled; it was g  good for nothing.

8Then the word of the  Lord came to me: 9Thus says the  Lord: h  Even so will I spoil the pride of Judah and the great i  pride of Jerusalem. 10This evil people, who refuse to hear my words j  who stubbornly follow their own heart and have gone after other gods to serve them and worship them, shall be like this loincloth, which is k  good for nothing. 11For as the loincloth clings to the waist of a man, so I made the whole house of Israel and the whole house of Judah cling to me, declares the  Lord l  that they might be for me a people m  a name, a praise, and a glory, but they would not listen.

The Jars Filled with Wine

12“You shall speak to them this word: ‘Thus says the  Lord, the God of Israel, “Every jar shall be filled with wine.”’ And they will say to you, ‘Do we not indeed know that n  every jar will be filled with wine?’ 13Then you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the  Lord: o  Behold, I will fill with drunkenness all the inhabitants of this land: p  the kings who sit on David’s throne, q  the priests, the prophets, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 14And I will r  dash them one against another, fathers and sons together, declares the  Lord. I will not pity or spare or have compassion, that I should not destroy them.’”

Jeremiah 18:2-12

2Arise, and go down to s  the potter’s house, and there I will let you hear my words.” 3So I went down to t  the potter’s house, and there he was working at his wheel. 4And the vessel he was making of clay was u  spoiled in the potter’s hand, and v  he reworked it into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to do.

5Then the word of the  Lord came to me: 6“O house of Israel w  can I not do with you as this potter has done? declares the  Lord. x  Behold, like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel. 7If at any time I declare concerning a nation or a kingdom, that I will y  pluck up and break down and destroy it, 8and if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, z  turns from its evil, aa  I will relent of the disaster that I intended to do to it. 9And if at any time I declare concerning a nation or a kingdom that I will ab  build and plant it, 10and if it does evil in my sight, not listening to my voice, then I will relent of the good that I had intended to do to it. 11Now, therefore, say to the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem: ‘Thus says the  Lord, Behold, I am shaping disaster against you and devising a plan against you. ac  Return, every one from his evil way, and ad  amend your ways and your deeds.’

12“But they say ae  ‘That is in vain! We will follow our own plans, and will every one act according to af  the stubbornness of his evil heart.’

Jeremiah 19

The Broken Flask

1Thus says the  Lord, “Go, buy ag  a potter’s earthenware ah  flask, and take some of ai  the elders of the people and some of aj  the elders of the priests, 2and go out ak  to the Valley of the Son of Hinnom at the entry of the Potsherd Gate, and proclaim there the words that I tell you. 3You shall say, al  Hear the word of the  Lord, am  O kings of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem. Thus says the  Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I am bringing such disaster upon this place that an  the ears of everyone who hears of it will tingle. 4 ao  Because the people have forsaken me and have profaned this place by making offerings in it to other gods whom neither they nor their fathers nor the kings of Judah have known; ap  and because they have filled this place with the blood of innocents, 5 aq  and have built the high places of Baal ar  to burn their sons in the fire as burnt offerings to Baal as  which I did not command or decree, nor did it come into my mind 6therefore at  behold, days are coming, declares the  Lord, when this place shall no more be called Topheth, or au  the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, but the Valley of Slaughter. 7And in this place av  I will make void the plans of Judah and Jerusalem, aw  and will cause their people to fall by the sword before their enemies, and by the hand of those who seek their life. ax  I will give their dead bodies for food to the birds of the air and to the beasts of the earth. 8And I will make this city ay  a horror, az  a thing to be hissed at. Everyone who passes by it will be horrified and will hiss because of all its wounds. 9 ba  And I will make them eat the flesh of their sons and their daughters, and everyone shall eat the flesh of his neighbor bb  in the siege and in the distress, with which their enemies and those who seek their life afflict them.’

10“Then bc  you shall break bd  the flask in the sight of the men who go with you, 11and shall say to them, ‘Thus says the  Lord of hosts: So will I break this people and this city, be  as one breaks a potter’s vessel, bf  so that it can never be mended. bg  Men shall bury in Topheth because there will be no place else to bury. 12Thus will I do to this place, declares the  Lord, and to its inhabitants, making this city bh  like Topheth. 13The houses of Jerusalem and the houses of the kings of Judahbi  all the houses on whose bj  roofs offerings have been offered bk  to all the host of heaven, and bl  drink offerings have been poured out to other gods—shall be defiled bm  like the place of Topheth.’”

14Then Jeremiah came from bn  Topheth, where the  Lord had sent him to prophesy, bo  and he stood in the court of the  Lord’s house and said to all the people: 15Thus says the  Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, behold, I am bringing upon this city and upon all its towns all the disaster that I have pronounced against it, bp  because they have stiffened their neck bq  refusing to hear my words.”

Jeremiah 25:15-38

The Cup of the  Lord’s Wrath

15Thus the  Lord, the God of Israel, said to me: br  Take from my hand this cup of the wine of wrath, and make all the nations to whom I send you drink it. 16They shall drink and stagger and be crazed because of bs  the sword that I am sending among them.”

17So I took the cup from the  Lord’s hand, bt  and made all the nations to whom the  Lord sent me drink it: 18 bu  Jerusalem and the cities of Judah, its kings and officials bv  to make them a desolation and a waste, a hissing and a curse, as at this day; 19 bw  Pharaoh king of Egypt, his servants, his officials, all his people, 20and bx  all the mixed tribes among them; all the kings of by  the land of Uz and all the kings of bz  the land of the Philistines ( ca  Ashkelon, cb  Gaza, Ekron, and the remnant of cc  Ashdod); 21 cd  Edom ce  Moab, and the sons of cf  Ammon; 22all the kings of cg  Tyre, all the kings of ch  Sidon, and the kings of the coastland across ci  the sea; 23 cj  Dedan ck  Tema cl  Buz, and all who cut cm  the corners of their hair; 24all the cn  kings of Arabia and all the kings of co  the mixed tribes who dwell in the desert; 25all the kings of Zimri, all the kings of cp  Elam, and all the kings of cq  Media; 26all the kings of cr  the north, far and near, one after another, and all the kingdoms of the world that are on the face of the earth. And after them the king of cs  Babylon
Hebrew Sheshach, a code name for Babylon
shall drink.

27“Then you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the  Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: cu  Drink, be drunk and vomit, fall and rise no more, because of cv  the sword that I am sending among you.’

28“And if they refuse to accept the cup from your hand to drink, then you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the  Lord of hosts: cw  You must drink! 29For behold, cx  I begin to work disaster at the city that is called by my name, and shall you go unpunished? You shall not go unpunished, cy  for I am summoning a sword against all the inhabitants of the earth, declares the  Lord of hosts.’

30“You, therefore, shall prophesy against them all these words, and say to them:

cz  “‘The  Lord will roar from on high,
and from his holy habitation utter his voice;
he will roar mightily against his fold,
da  and shout, like those who tread grapes,
against all the inhabitants of the earth.
31The clamor will resound to the ends of the earth,
for db  the  Lord has an indictment against the nations;
dc  he is entering into judgment with all flesh,
and the wicked he will put to the sword,

declares the  Lord.’
32 Thus says the  Lord of hosts:
Behold, disaster is going forth
from nation to nation,
dd  and a great tempest is stirring
de  from the farthest parts of the earth!

33 df  “And those pierced by the  Lord on that day shall extend from one end of the earth to the other. dg  They shall not be lamented dh  or gathered, or buried; di  they shall be dung on the surface of the ground.

34 dj  Wail, dk  you shepherds, and cry out,
dl  and roll in ashes, you lords of the flock,
for the days of your slaughter and dispersion have come,
and you shall fall like a choice vessel.
35No refuge will remain dm  for the shepherds,
nor escape for the lords of the flock.
36A voice—the cry dn  of the shepherds,
do  and the wail of the lords of the flock!
For the  Lord is laying waste their pasture,
37 dp  and the peaceful folds are devastated
dq  because of the fierce anger of the  Lord.
38Like a lion dr  he has left his lair,
for their land has become a waste
because of ds  the sword of the oppressor,
dt  and because of his fierce anger.”

Jeremiah 27:2-22

2Thus the  Lord said to me: du  Make yourself straps and dv  yoke-bars, and put them on your neck. 3Send word
Hebrew  Send them
to the king of dx  Edom, the king of dy  Moab, the king of the sons of dz  Ammon, the king of ea  Tyre, and the king of Sidon by the hand of the envoys who have come to Jerusalem to Zedekiah king of Judah.
4Give them this charge for their masters: ‘Thus says the  Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: This is what you shall say to your masters: 5“It is I who eb  by my great power and my outstretched arm ec  have made the earth, with the men and animals that are on the earth ed  and I give it to whomever it seems right to me. 6 ee  Now I have given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon ef  my servant eg  and I have given him also the beasts of the field to serve him. 7 eh  All the nations shall serve him and ei  his son and ej  his grandson ek  until the time of his own land comes. el  Then many nations and great kings shall make him their slave.

8“‘“But if any nation or kingdom will not serve this Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon em  and put its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, I will punish that nation en  with the sword, with famine, and with pestilence, declares the  Lord, until I have consumed it by his hand. 9So eo  do not listen to your ep  prophets, your diviners, your dreamers, your eq  fortune-tellers, or your sorcerers, who are saying to you, ‘You shall not serve the king of Babylon.’ 10 er  For it is a lie that they are prophesying to you, with the result that you will be removed far from your land, and I will drive you out, and you will perish. 11 es  But any nation that will bring its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon and serve him, I will leave on its own land, to work it and dwell there, declares the  Lord.”’”

12To et  Zedekiah king of Judah I spoke in like manner: eu  Bring your necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and ev  serve him and his people and live. 13 ew  Why will you and your people die ex  by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence ey  as the  Lord has spoken concerning any nation that will not serve the king of Babylon? 14 ez  Do not listen to the words of the prophets who are saying to you, ‘You shall not serve the king of Babylon,’ fa  for it is a lie that they are prophesying to you. 15I have not sent them, declares the  Lord, but fb  they are prophesying falsely in my name, with the result that I will drive you out and you will perish, you and the prophets who are prophesying to you.”

16Then I spoke to the priests and to all this people, saying, “Thus says the  Lord: fc  Do not listen to the words of your prophets who are prophesying to you, saying, fd  Behold, the vessels of the  Lord’s house will now shortly be brought back from Babylon,’ fe  for it is a lie that they are prophesying to you. 17 ff  Do not listen to them; fg  serve the king of Babylon and live. Why should this city fh  become a desolation? 18If they are prophets, and if the word of the  Lord is with them, then fi  let them intercede with the  Lord of hosts fj  that the vessels that are left in the house of the  Lord, in the house of the king of Judah, and in Jerusalem may not go to Babylon. 19 fk  For thus says the  Lord of hosts concerning the pillars, the sea, the stands, and the rest of the vessels that are left in this city, 20which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon did not take away fl  when he took into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, and all the nobles of Judah and Jerusalem 21thus says the  Lord of hosts, the God of Israel fm  concerning the vessels that are left in the house of the  Lord, in the house of the king of Judah, and in Jerusalem: 22 fn  They shall be carried to Babylon fo  and remain there fp  until the day when I visit them, declares the  Lord. fq  Then I will bring them back fr  and restore them to this place.”

Hosea 1:2-9

Hosea’s Wife and Children

2When the  Lord first spoke through Hosea, the  Lord said to Hosea, fs  Go, take to yourself a wife of whoredom and have ft  children of whoredom, for fu  the land commits great whoredom by forsaking the  Lord.” 3So he went and took Gomer, the daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son.

4And the  Lord said to him, “Call his name Jezreel, for in just a little while fv  I will punish the house of Jehu for the blood of Jezreel, and fw  I will put an end to the kingdom of the house of Israel. 5And on that day fx  I will break the bow of Israel fy  in the Valley of Jezreel.”

6She conceived again and bore a daughter. And the  Lord said to him, fz  Call her name No Mercy,
Hebrew Lo-ruhama, which means she has not received mercy
for gb  I will no more have mercy on the house of Israel, to forgive them at all.
7But gc  I will have mercy on the house of Judah, and I will save them by the  Lord their God. I gd  will not save them by bow or by sword or by war or by horses or by horsemen.”

8When she had weaned No Mercy, she conceived and bore a son. 9And the  Lord said, ge  Call his name Not My People,
Hebrew Lo-ammi, which means  not my people
for gg  you are not my people, and I am not your God.”
Hebrew  I am not yours

Hosea 3

Hosea Redeems His Wife

1And the  Lord said to me, gi  Go again, love a woman who is loved by another man and is an adulteress, even as the  Lord loves the children of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love cakes of raisins.” 2So I bought her for fifteen shekels of silver and a gj  homer and a lethech
A  shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams; a  homer was about 6 bushels or 220 liters; a  lethech was about 3 bushels or 110 liters
of barley.
3And I said to her, “You must gl  dwell as mine for many days. You shall not play the whore, or belong to another man; so will I also be to you.” 4For the children of Israel gm  shall dwell many days gn  without king or prince, go  without sacrifice or gp  pillar, without gq  ephod or gr  household gods. 5Afterward gs  the children of Israel shall return and gt  seek the  Lord their God, and gu  David their king gv  and they shall come in fear to the  Lord and to his goodness in the gw  latter days.

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