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Jeremiah 6 (WEBP)

[1] “Flee for safety, you children of Benjamin, out of the middle of Jerusalem! Blow the trumpet in Tekoa and raise up a signal on Beth Haccherem, for evil looks out from the north with a great destruction.
[2] I will cut off the beautiful and delicate one, the daughter of Zion.
[3] Shepherds with their flocks will come to her. They will pitch their tents against her all around. They will feed everyone in his place.”
[4] “Prepare war against her! Arise! Let’s go up at noon. Woe to us! For the day declines, for the shadows of the evening are stretched out.
[5] Arise! Let’s go up by night, and let’s destroy her palaces.”
[6] For Yahweh of Armies said, “Cut down trees, and cast up a mound against Jerusalem. This is the city to be visited. She is filled with oppression within herself.
[7] As a well produces its waters, so she produces her wickedness. Violence and destruction is heard in her. Sickness and wounds are continually before me.
[8] Be instructed, Jerusalem, lest my soul be alienated from you, lest I make you a desolation, an uninhabited land.”
[9] Yahweh of Armies says, “They will thoroughly glean the remnant of Israel like a vine. Turn again your hand as a grape gatherer into the baskets.”
[10] To whom should I speak and testify, that they may hear? Behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they can’t listen. Behold, Yahweh’s word has become a reproach to them. They have no delight in it.
[11] Therefore I am full of Yahweh’s wrath. I am weary with holding it in. “Pour it out on the children in the street, and on the assembly of young men together; for even the husband with the wife will be taken, the aged with him who is full of days.
[12] Their houses will be turned to others, their fields and their wives together; for I will stretch out my hand on the inhabitants of the land, says Yahweh.”
[13] “For from their least even to their greatest, everyone is given to covetousness. From the prophet even to the priest, everyone deals falsely.
[14] They have healed also the hurt of my people superficially, saying, ‘Peace, peace!’ when there is no peace.
[15] Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? No, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush. Therefore they will fall among those who fall. When I visit them, they will be cast down,” says Yahweh.
[16] Yahweh says, “Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, ‘Where is the good way?’ and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’
[17] I set watchmen over you, saying, ‘Listen to the sound of the trumpet!’ But they said, ‘We will not listen!’
[18] Therefore hear, you nations, and know, congregation, what is among them.
[19] Hear, earth! Behold, I will bring evil on this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not listened to my words; and as for my law, they have rejected it.
[20] To what purpose does frankincense from Sheba come to me, and the sweet cane from a far country? Your burnt offerings are not acceptable, and your sacrifices are not pleasing to me.”
[21] Therefore Yahweh says, “Behold, I will lay stumbling blocks before this people. The fathers and the sons together will stumble against them. The neighbor and his friend will perish.”
[22] Yahweh says, “Behold, a people comes from the north country. A great nation will be stirred up from the uttermost parts of the earth.
[23] They take hold of bow and spear. They are cruel, and have no mercy. Their voice roars like the sea, and they ride on horses, everyone set in array, as a man to the battle, against you, daughter of Zion.”
[24] We have heard its report. Our hands become feeble. Anguish has taken hold of us, and pains as of a woman in labor.
[25] Don’t go out into the field or walk by the way; for the sword of the enemy and terror are on every side.
[26] Daughter of my people, clothe yourself with sackcloth, and wallow in ashes! Mourn, as for an only son, most bitter lamentation, for the destroyer will suddenly come on us.
[27] “I have made you a tester of metals and a fortress among my people, that you may know and try their way.
[28] They are all grievous rebels, going around to slander. They are bronze and iron. All of them deal corruptly.
[29] The bellows blow fiercely. The lead is consumed in the fire. In vain they go on refining, for the wicked are not plucked away.
[30] Men will call them rejected silver, because Yahweh has rejected them.”

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

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Jeremiah 6 (KJVS)

[1] O ye children H1121 of Benjamin H1144, gather yourselves to flee H5756 (8685) out of the midst H7130 of Jerusalem H3389, and blow H8628 (8798) the trumpet H7782 in Tekoa H8620, and set up H5375 (8798) a sign H4864 of fire in Bethhaccerem H1021: for evil H7451 appeareth H8259 (8738) out of the north H6828, and great H1419 destruction H7667.
[2] I have likened H1820 (8804) the daughter H1323 of Zion H6726 to a comely H5116 and delicate H6026 (8794) [woman].
[3] The shepherds H7462 (8802) with their flocks H5739 shall come H935 (8799) unto her; they shall pitch H8628 (8804) [their] tents H168 against her round about H5439; they shall feed H7462 (8804) every one H376 in his place H3027.
[4] Prepare H6942 (8761) ye war H4421 against her; arise H6965 (8798), and let us go up H5927 (8799) at noon H6672. Woe H188 unto us! for the day H3117 goeth away H6437 (8804), for the shadows H6752 of the evening H6153 are stretched out H5186 (8735).
[5] Arise H6965 (8798), and let us go H5927 (8799) by night H3915, and let us destroy H7843 (8686) her palaces H759.
[6] For thus hath the LORD H3068 of hosts H6635 said H559 (8804), Hew ye down H3772 (8798) trees H6097, and cast H8210 (8798) a mount H5550 against Jerusalem H3389: this [is] the city H5892 to be visited H6485 (8717); she [is] wholly oppression H6233 in the midst H7130 of her.
[7] As a fountain H953 casteth out H6979 (8687) her waters H4325, so she casteth out H6979 (8689) her wickedness H7451: violence H2555 and spoil H7701 is heard H8085 (8735) in her; before me H6440 continually H8548 [is] grief H2483 and wounds H4347.
[8] Be thou instructed H3256 (8734), O Jerusalem H3389, lest my soul H5315 depart H3363 (8799) from thee; lest I make H7760 (8799) thee desolate H8077, a land H776 not inhabited H3427 (8738).
[9] Thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068 of hosts H6635, They shall throughly H5953 (8780) glean H5953 (8779) the remnant H7611 of Israel H3478 as a vine H1612: turn back H7725 (8685) thine hand H3027 as a grapegatherer H1219 (8802) into the baskets H5552.
[10] To whom shall I speak H1696 (8762), and give warning H5749 (8686), that they may hear H8085 (8799)? behold, their ear H241 [is] uncircumcised H6189, and they cannot H3201 (8799) hearken H7181 (8687): behold, the word H1697 of the LORD H3068 is unto them a reproach H2781; they have no delight H2654 (8799) in it.
[11] Therefore I am full H4392 of the fury H2534 of the LORD H3068; I am weary H3811 (8738) with holding in H3557 (8687): I will pour it out H8210 (8800) upon the children H5768 abroad H2351, and upon the assembly H5475 of young men H970 together H3162: for even the husband H376 with the wife H802 shall be taken H3920 (8735), the aged H2205 with [him that is] full H4390 (8804) of days H3117.
[12] And their houses H1004 shall be turned H5437 (8738) unto others H312, [with their] fields H7704 and wives H802 together H3162: for I will stretch out H5186 (8686) my hand H3027 upon the inhabitants H3427 (8802) of the land H776, saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068.
[13] For from the least H6996 of them even unto the greatest H1419 of them every one [is] given H1214 (8802) to covetousness H1215; and from the prophet H5030 even unto the priest H3548 every one dealeth H6213 (8802) falsely H8267.
[14] They have healed H7495 (8762) also the hurt H7667 [of the daughter H1323 (8676)] of my people H5971 slightly H7043 (8738), saying H559 (8800), Peace H7965, peace H7965; when [there is] no peace H7965.
[15] Were they ashamed H3001 (8689) when they had committed H6213 (8804) abomination H8441? nay H1571, they were not at all H954 (8800) ashamed H954 (8799), neither H1571 could H3045 (8804) they blush H3637 (8687): therefore they shall fall H5307 (8799) among them that fall H5307 (8802): at the time H6256 [that] I visit H6485 (8804) them they shall be cast down H3782 (8735), saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068.
[16] Thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068, Stand H5975 (8798) ye in the ways H1870, and see H7200 (8799), and ask H7592 (8798) for the old H5769 paths H5410, where [is] the good H2896 way H1870, and walk H3212 (8799) therein, and ye shall find H4672 (8798) rest H4771 for your souls H5315. But they said H559 (8799), We will not walk H3212 (8798) [therein].
[17] Also I set H6965 (8689) watchmen H6822 (8802) over you, [saying], Hearken H7181 (8685) to the sound H6963 of the trumpet H7782. But they said H559 (8799), We will not hearken H7181 (8686).
[18] Therefore hear H8085 (8798), ye nations H1471, and know H3045 (8798), O congregation H5712, what [is] among them.
[19] Hear H8085 (8798), O earth H776: behold, I will bring H935 (8688) evil H7451 upon this people H5971, [even] the fruit H6529 of their thoughts H4284, because they have not hearkened H7181 (8689) unto my words H1697, nor to my law H8451, but rejected H3988 (8799) it.
[20] To what purpose cometh H935 (8799) there to me incense H3828 from Sheba H7614, and the sweet H2896 cane H7070 from a far H4801 country H776? your burnt offerings H5930 [are] not acceptable H7522, nor your sacrifices H2077 sweet H6149 (8804) unto me.
[21] Therefore thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068, Behold, I will lay H5414 (8802) stumblingblocks H4383 before this people H5971, and the fathers H1 and the sons H1121 together H3162 shall fall H3782 (8804) upon them; the neighbour H7934 and his friend H7453 shall perish H6 (8804).
[22] Thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068, Behold, a people H5971 cometh H935 (8802) from the north H6828 country H776, and a great H1419 nation H1471 shall be raised H5782 (8735) from the sides H3411 of the earth H776.
[23] They shall lay hold H2388 (8686) on bow H7198 and spear H3591; they [are] cruel H394, and have no mercy H7355 (8762); their voice H6963 roareth H1993 (8799) like the sea H3220; and they ride H7392 (8799) upon horses H5483, set in array H6186 (8803) as men H376 for war H4421 against thee, O daughter H1323 of Zion H6726.
[24] We have heard H8085 (8804) the fame H8089 thereof: our hands H3027 wax feeble H7503 (8804): anguish H6869 hath taken hold H2388 (8689) of us, [and] pain H2427, as of a woman in travail H3205 (8802).
[25] Go not forth H3318 (8799) into the field H7704, nor walk H3212 (8799) by the way H1870; for the sword H2719 of the enemy H341 (8802) [and] fear H4032 [is] on every side H5439.
[26] O daughter H1323 of my people H5971, gird H2296 (8798) [thee] with sackcloth H8242, and wallow H6428 (8690) thyself in ashes H665: make H6213 (8798) thee mourning H60, [as for] an only son H3173, most bitter H8563 lamentation H4553: for the spoiler H7703 (8802) shall suddenly H6597 come H935 (8799) upon us.
[27] I have set H5414 (8804) thee [for] a tower H969 [and] a fortress H4013 among my people H5971, that thou mayest know H3045 (8799) and try H974 (8804) their way H1870.
[28] They [are] all grievous H5493 (8802) revolters H5637 (8802), walking H1980 (8802) with slanders H7400: [they are] brass H5178 and iron H1270; they [are] all corrupters H7843 (8688).
[29] The bellows H4647 are burned H2787 (8738), the lead H5777 is consumed H8552 (8804) of the fire H800 H784; the founder H6884 (8800) melteth H6884 (8804) in vain H7723: for the wicked H7451 are not plucked away H5423 (8738).
[30] Reprobate H3988 (8737) silver H3701 shall [men] call H7121 (8804) them, because the LORD H3068 hath rejected H3988 (8804) them.

Young’s Literal Translation

Jeremiah 6 (YLT)

[1] Strengthen yourselves, sons of Benjamin, From the midst of Jerusalem, And in Tekoa blow ye a trumpet, And over Beth-Haccerem lift ye up a flame, For evil hath been seen from the north, And great destruction.
[2] The comely and the delicate one I have cut off, The daughter of Zion.
[3] Unto her come do shepherds and their droves, They have stricken tents by her round about, They have fed each in his own station.
[4] Sanctify ye against her the battle, Rise, and we go up at noon. Woe to us, for turned hath the day, For stretched out are the shades of evening,
[5] ‘Rise, and we go up by night, And we destroy her palaces.’
[6] For thus said Jehovah of Hosts: Cut down her wood, And pour out against Jerusalem a mount, She is the city to be inspected, Wholly-she is oppression in her midst.
[7] As the digging of a well, is for its waters, So she hath digged for her wickedness, Violence and spoil is heard in her, Before My face continually are sickness and smiting.
[8] Be instructed, O Jerusalem, Lest My soul be alienated from thee, Lest I make thee a desolation, a land not inhabited.
[9] Thus said Jehovah of Hosts: They surely glean, as a vine, the remnant of Israel, Put back thy hand, as a gatherer to the baskets.
[10] To whom do I speak, and testify, and they hear? Lo, their ear is uncircumcised, And they are not able to attend. Lo, a word of Jehovah hath been to them for a reproach, They delight not in it.
[11] And with the fury of Jehovah I have been filled, (I have been weary of containing,) To pour it on the suckling in the street, And on the assembly of youths together, For even husband with wife are captured, An elder with one full of days,
[12] And their houses have been turned to others, Fields and wives together, For I stretch out My hand against the inhabitants of the land, An affirmation of Jehovah.
[13] For from their least unto their greatest, Every one is gaining dishonest gain, And from prophet even unto priest, Every one is dealing falsely,
[14] And they heal the breach of the daughter of my people slightly, Saying, ‘Peace, peace!’ and there is no peace.
[15] They were ashamed when they did abomination! Yea, they are not at all ashamed, Yea, blushing they have not known, Therefore they do fall among those falling, In the time I have inspected them, They stumble, said Jehovah.
[16] Thus said Jehovah: Stand ye by the ways and see, and ask for paths of old, Where is this-the good way? and go ye in it, And find rest for yourselves. And they say, ‘We do not go.’
[17] And I have raised up for you watchmen, Attend ye to the voice of the trumpet. And they say, ‘We do not attend.’
[18] Therefore hear, O nations, and know, O company, That which is upon them.
[19] Hear, O earth, lo, I am bringing evil on this people, The fruit of their devices, For to My words they gave no attention, And My law-they kick against it.
[20] Why is this to Me? frankincense from Sheba cometh, And the sweet cane from a land afar off, Your burnt-offerings are not for acceptance, And your sacrifices have not been sweet to Me.
[21] Therefore thus said Jehovah: Lo, I do give to this people stumbling blocks, And stumbled against them have fathers and sons together, The neighbour and his friend do perish.
[22] Thus said Jehovah: Lo, a people hath come from a north country, And a great nation is stirred up from the sides of the earth.
[23] Bow and javelin they take hold of, Fierce it is, and they have no mercy, Their voice as a sea doth sound, And on horses they ride, set in array as a man of war, Against thee, O daughter of Zion.
[24] ‘We have heard its sound, feeble have been our hands, Distress hath seized us, pain as of a travailing woman.
[25] Go not forth to the field, And in the way walk not, For a sword hath the enemy, fear is round about.
[26] O daughter of My people, Gird on sackcloth, and roll thyself in ashes, The mourning of an only one make for thee, A lamentation most bitter, For suddenly come doth the spoiler against us.
[27] A watch-tower I have given thee, Among My people a fortress, And thou knowest, and hast tried their way.
[28] All of them are turned aside by apostates, Walking slanderously-brass and iron, All of them are corrupters.
[29] The bellows have been burnt, By fire hath the lead been consumed, In vain hath a refiner refined, And the wicked have not been drawn away.
[30] ‘Silver rejected,’ they have called to them, For Jehovah hath kicked against them!