King James VersionJeremiah17


1 The sin of Ju­dah is writ­ten with a pen of iron, and with the point of a di­a­mond: it is graven upon the table of their heart, and upon the horns of your al­tars; 2 Whilst their chil­dren re­mem­ber their al­tars and their groves by the green trees upon the high hills. 3 O my moun­tain in the field, I will give thy sub­stance and all thy trea­sures to the spoil, and thy high places for sin, through­out all thy bor­ders. 4 And thou, even thy­self, shalt dis­con­tin­ue from thine her­itage that I gave thee; and I will cause thee to serve thine en­e­mies in the land which thou know­est not: for ye have kin­dled a fire in mine anger, which shall burn for ev­er. 5 Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart de­parteth from the LORD. 6 For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall in­hab­it the parched places in the wilder­ness, in a salt land and not in­hab­it­ed. 7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. 8 For he shall be as a tree plant­ed by the wa­ters, and that spread­eth out her roots by the riv­er, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be care­ful in the year of drought, nei­ther shall cease from yield­ing fruit. 9 The heart is de­ceit­ful above all things, and des­per­ate­ly wicked: who can know it? 10 I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give ev­ery man ac­cord­ing to his ways, and ac­cord­ing to the fruit of his do­ings. 11 As the par­tridge sit­teth on eggs, and hatch­eth them not; so he that get­teth rich­es, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool. 12 A glo­ri­ous high throne from the be­gin­ning is the place of our sanc­tu­ary. 13 O LORD, the hope of Is­rael, all that for­sake thee shall be ashamed, and they that de­part from me shall be writ­ten in the earth, be­cause they have for­sak­en the LORD, the foun­tain of liv­ing wa­ters. 14 Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise. 15 Be­hold, they say unto me, Where is the word of the LORD? let it come now. 16 As for me, I have not has­tened from being a pas­tor to fol­low thee: nei­ther have I de­sired the woe­ful day; thou know­est: that which came out of my lips was right be­fore thee. 17 Be not a ter­ror unto me: thou art my hope in the day of evil. 18 Let them be con­found­ed that per­se­cute me, but let not me be con­found­ed: let them be dis­mayed, but let not me be dis­mayed: bring upon them the day of evil, and de­stroy them with dou­ble de­struc­tion. 19 Thus said the LORD unto me; Go and stand in the gate of the chil­dren of the peo­ple, where­by the kings of Ju­dah come in, and by the which they go out, and in all the gates of Jerusalem; 20 And say unto them, Hear ye the word of the LORD, ye kings of Ju­dah, and all Ju­dah, and all the in­hab­i­tants of Jerusalem, that en­ter in by these gates: 21 Thus saith the LORD; Take heed to your­selves, and bear no bur­den on the sab­bath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem; 22 Nei­ther car­ry forth a bur­den out of your hous­es on the sab­bath day, nei­ther do ye any work, but hal­low ye the sab­bath day, as I com­mand­ed your fa­thers. 23 But they obeyed not, nei­ther in­clined their ear, but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear, nor re­ceive in­struc­tion. 24 And it shall come to pass, if ye dili­gent­ly hear­ken unto me, saith the LORD, to bring in no bur­den through the gates of this city on the sab­bath day, but hal­low the sab­bath day, to do no work there­in; 25 Then shall there en­ter into the gates of this city kings and princes sit­ting upon the throne of David, rid­ing in char­i­ots and on hors­es, they, and their princes, the men of Ju­dah, and the in­hab­i­tants of Jerusalem: and this city shall re­main for ev­er. 26 And they shall come from the cities of Ju­dah, and from the places about Jerusalem, and from the land of Ben­jamin, and from the plain, and from the moun­tains, and from the south, bring­ing burnt of­fer­ings, and sac­ri­fices, and meat of­fer­ings, and in­cense, and bring­ing sac­ri­fices of praise, unto the house of the LORD. 27 But if ye will not hear­ken unto me to hal­low the sab­bath day, and not to bear a bur­den, even en­ter­ing in at the gates of Jerusalem on the sab­bath day; then will I kin­dle a fire in the gates there­of, and it shall de­vour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched.