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
Whilst their children remember their altars and their groves by the green
trees upon the high hills.||
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
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.||
(17:4) "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."|
How long does God's anger last?
(17:5) "Cursed be the man that trusteth in man."
Thus saith the LORD;
Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and
whose heart departeth from the LORD.
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.
Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.||
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.||
|17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can
"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked."
(17:10a) "I the Lord ... give every man according to his ways,
and according to the fruit of his doings."
Is salvation by faith alone?
What must you do to be saved?
(17:10b) "I try the reins."
"Reins" are kidneys in the KJV.
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.
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.
A glorious high throne from the beginning is the place of our sanctuary.
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.
Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for
thou art my praise.||
Behold, they say unto me, Where is the word of the LORD? let it come now.||
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.||
Be not a terror unto me: thou art my hope in the day of evil.||
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.||
"Bring upon them the day of
evil, and destroy them with double destruction."
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;
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
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;||
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
But they obeyed not, neither inclined their ear, but made their neck
stiff, that they might not hear, nor receive instruction.||
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;||
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.||
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.||
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.
"If ye will not hearken unto me to hallow the sabbath day ... then will I
kindle a fire ... and it shall ... not be quenched."