Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 16:19 - 17:14
Jeremiah 16:19 - 17:14
19 O יהוה,
my strength and my stronghold and my refuge, in the day of distress the gentiles shall come to You from the ends of the earth
and say, "Our fathers have inherited only falsehood, futility, and there is no value in them."
21 "Therefore see, I am causing them to know, this time I cause them to know My hand and My might. And they shall know that My Name is יהוה!"
1 "The sin of Yahuḏah is written with a pen of iron, engraved with the point of a diamond on the tablet of their heart, and on the horns of your altars,
2 while their children remember their altars and their Ashĕrim by the spreading trees on the high hills.
3 "My mountain in the field, I give as plunder, your wealth, all your treasures, your high places of sin, throughout all your borders.
4 "And you, even of yourself, shall let go of your inheritance which I gave you. And I shall make you serve your enemies in a land which you have not known, for you have kindled a fire in My displeasure which burns forever."
5 Thus said יהוה, "Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart turns away from יהוה.
6 "For he shall be like a shrub in the desert, and not see when good comes, and shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, a salt land that is not inhabited.
7 "Baruḵ is the man who trusts in יהוה, and whose trust is יהוה.
8 "For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and does not see when heat comes. And his leaf shall be green, and in the year of drought he is not anxious, nor does he cease from yielding fruit.
9 "The heart is crooked above all, and desperately sick - who shall know it?
10 "I, יהוה, search the heart, I try the kidneys, and give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.
11 "As a partridge that broods but does not hatch, so is he who gets riches, but not by right. It leaves him in the midst of his days, and at his end he is a fool."
12 An esteemed throne, exalted from the beginning, is the place of our Miqdash.
13 O יהוה, the expectation of Yisra'ĕl, all who forsake You are put to shame. "Those who depart from Me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken יהוה, the Fountain of living waters."
14 Heal me, O יהוה, so that I am healed. Save me, so that I am saved, for You are my praise.