Book 24 of 66: Jeremiah: Chapter 003 of 52

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024:003:001
They say,
If a man put away his wife,
and she go from him,
and become another man's,
shall he return unto her again?
shall not that land be greatly polluted?
but thou hast played the harlot with many lovers;
yet return again to me,
saith the LORD.


024:003:002
Lift up thine eyes unto the high places,
and see where thou hast not been lien with.
In the ways hast thou sat for them,
as the Arabian in the wilderness;
and thou hast polluted the land with thy whoredoms and with thy wickedness.


024:003:003
Therefore the showers have been withholden,
and there hath been no latter rain;
and thou hadst a whore's forehead,
thou refusedst to be ashamed.


024:003:004
Wilt thou not from this time cry unto me,
My father,
thou art the guide of my youth?


024:003:005
Will he reserve his anger for ever?
will he keep it to the end?
Behold,
thou hast spoken and done evil things as thou couldest.


024:003:006
The LORD said also unto me in the days of Josiah the king,
Hast thou seen that which backsliding Israel hath done?
she is gone up upon every high mountain and under every green tree,
and there hath played the harlot.


024:003:007
And I said after she had done all these things,
Turn thou unto me.
But she returned not.
And her treacherous sister Judah saw it.


024:003:008
And I saw,
when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away,
and given her a bill of divorce;
yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not,
but went and played the harlot also.


024:003:009
And it came to pass through the lightness of her whoredom,
that she defiled the land,
and committed adultery with stones and with stocks.


024:003:010
And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah hath not turned unto me with her whole heart,
but feignedly,
saith the LORD.


024:003:011
And the LORD said unto me,
The backsliding Israel hath justified herself more than treacherous Judah.


024:003:012
Go and proclaim these words toward the north,
and say,
Return,
thou backsliding Israel,
saith the LORD;
and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you:
for I am merciful,
saith the LORD,
and I will not keep anger for ever.


024:003:013
Only acknowledge thine iniquity,
that thou hast transgressed against the LORD thy God,
and hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every green tree,
and ye have not obeyed my voice,
saith the LORD.


024:003:014
Turn,
O backsliding children,
saith the LORD;
for I am married unto you:
and I will take you one of a city,
and two of a family,
and I will bring you to Zion:


024:003:015
And I will give you pastors according to mine heart,
which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.


024:003:016
And it shall come to pass,
when ye be multiplied and increased in the land,
in those days,
saith the LORD,
they shall say no more,
The ark of the covenant of the LORD:
neither shall it come to mind:
neither shall they remember it;
neither shall they visit it;
neither shall that be done any more.


024:003:017
At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD;
and all the nations shall be gathered unto it,
to the name of the LORD,
to Jerusalem:
neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart.


024:003:018
In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel,
and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers.


024:003:019
But I said,
How shall I put thee among the children,
and give thee a pleasant land,
a goodly heritage of the hosts of nations?
and I said,
Thou shalt call me,
My father;
and shalt not turn away from me.


024:003:020
Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband,
so have ye dealt treacherously with me,
O house of Israel,
saith the LORD.


024:003:021
A voice was heard upon the high places,
weeping and supplications of the children of Israel:
for they have perverted their way,
and they have forgotten the LORD their God.


024:003:022
Return,
ye backsliding children,
and I will heal your backslidings.
Behold,
we come unto thee;
for thou art the LORD our God.


024:003:023
Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills,
and from the multitude of mountains:
truly in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel.


024:003:024
For shame hath devoured the labour of our fathers from our youth;
their flocks and their herds,
their sons and their daughters.


024:003:025
We lie down in our shame,
and our confusion covereth us:
for we have sinned against the LORD our God,
we and our fathers,
from our youth even unto this day,
and have not obeyed the voice of the LORD our God.


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