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 Jeremiah 18:1 - 19:15
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   Book of Jeremiah
   Chapter 18  - Click for Chapter Audio
18:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD saying,
 
18:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Arise and go R926 down to the potter's house, and there I will announce My words to you."
 
18:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then I went down to the potter's house, and there he was, making something on the wheel. F179
 
18:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But the vessel that he was making of clay was spoiled in the hand of the potter; so he remade it into another vessel, as it pleased the potter to make.
 
18:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then the word of the LORD came to me saying,
 
18:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Can I not, O house of Israel, deal with you as this potter does?" declares the LORD. "Behold, like the clay R927 in the potter's hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel.
 
18:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"At one moment I might speak concerning a nation or concerning a kingdom to uproot, R928 to pull down, or to destroy it;
 
18:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
if R929 that nation against which I have spoken turns from its evil, I will relent R930 F180 concerning the calamity I planned to bring on it.
 
18:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Or at another moment I might speak concerning a nation or concerning a kingdom to build R931 up or to plant it;
 
18:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
if it does evil R932 in My sight by not obeying My voice, then I will think R933 F181 better of the good with which I had promised to bless F182 it.
 
18:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"So now then, speak to the men of Judah and against the inhabitants of Jerusalem saying, `Thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am fashioning R934 calamity against you and devising a plan against you. Oh turn R935 back, each of you from his evil way, and reform F183 your ways and your deeds."'
 
18:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"But they R936 will say, `It's hopeless! For we are going to follow our own plans, and each of us will act according to the stubbornness R937 of his evil heart.'
 
18:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Therefore thus says the LORD, `Ask R938 now among the nations, Who ever heard the like of this? F184 The virgin R939 of Israel Has done a most appalling R940 thing.
 
18:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
`Does the snow of Lebanon forsake the rock of the open country? Or is the cold flowing water from a foreign land ever snatched away?
 
18:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
`For My R941 people have forgotten Me, They R942 burn incense to F185 worthless gods And they have F186 stumbled from F187 their ways, From F187 the ancient R943 paths, To walk in bypaths, Not on a highway, R944
 
18:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
To make their land a desolation, R945 An object of perpetual hissing; R946 Everyone who passes by it will be astonished And shake R947 his head.
 
18:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
`Like an east R948 wind I will scatter R949 them Before the enemy; I will show F188 them My R950 back and not My face In R951 the day of their calamity.' "
 
18:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then they said, "Come and let us devise R952 plans against Jeremiah. Surely the law R953 is not going to be lost to the priest, nor counsel R954 to the sage, nor the divine word R955 to the prophet! Come on and let us strike R956 at him with our tongue, and let us give R957 no heed to any of his words."
 
18:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Do give heed to me, O LORD, And listen to what F189 my opponents are saying!
 
18:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Should R958 good be repaid with evil? For they have dug R959 a pit for me. F190 Remember how I stood R960 before You To speak good on their behalf, So as to turn away Your wrath from them.
 
18:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Therefore, give R961 their children over to famine And deliver them up to the power F191 of the sword; And let their wives become childless R962 and widowed. R963 Let their men also be smitten to death, Their young R964 men struck down by the sword in battle.
 
18:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
May an outcry R965 be heard from their houses, When You suddenly bring raiders upon them; For R966 they have dug a pit to capture me And hidden R967 snares for my feet.
 
18:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Yet You, O LORD, know All their deadly F192 designs against me; Do R968 not forgive F193 their iniquity Or blot out their sin from Your sight. But may they be overthrown R969 F194 before You; Deal with them in the time R970 of Your anger!
 
   Chapter 19  - Click for Chapter Audio
19:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Thus says the LORD, "Go and buy a potter's R971 earthenware jar, R972 and take some of the elders R973 of the people and some of the senior R974 F195 priests.
 
19:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Then go out to the valley R975 of Ben-hinnom, which is by the entrance of the potsherd gate, and proclaim R976 there the words that I tell you,
 
19:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
and say, `Hear the word of the LORD, O kings R977 of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "Behold I am about to bring a calamity R978 upon this place, at which the ears R979 of everyone that hears of it will tingle.
 
19:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Because they have forsaken R980 Me and have made R981 this an alien place and have burned sacrifices F196 in it to other R982 gods, that neither they nor their forefathers nor the kings of Judah had ever known, and because they have filled this place with the blood R983 of the innocent
 
19:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
and have built the high R984 places of Baal to burn their sons R985 in the fire as burnt offerings to Baal, a thing which I never commanded or spoke of, nor did it ever enter My mind; F197
 
19:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
therefore, behold, days R986 are coming," declares the LORD, "when this place will no longer be called Topheth R987 or the R988 valley of Ben-hinnom, but rather the valley of Slaughter.
 
19:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"I will make R989 void the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem in this place, and I R990 will cause them to fall by the sword before their enemies and by the hand of those who seek their life; and I will give over their carcasses R991 as food for the birds of the sky and the beasts of the earth.
 
19:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"I will also make this city a desolation R992 and an object of hissing; everyone R993 who passes by it will be astonished and hiss because of all its disasters. F198
 
19:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"I will make them eat R994 the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters, and they will eat one another's flesh in the siege and in the distress with which their enemies and those who seek their life will distress them."'
 
19:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Then you are to break the jar R995 in the sight of the men who accompany you
 
19:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
and say to them, `Thus says the LORD of hosts, "Just so will I break R996 this people and this city, even as one breaks a potter's vessel, which cannot again be repaired; and they will bury R997 in Topheth because F199 there is no other place for burial.
 
19:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"This is how I will treat this place and its inhabitants," declares the LORD, "so as to make this city like Topheth.
 
19:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"The houses R998 of Jerusalem and the houses of the kings of Judah will be defiled R999 like the place Topheth, because of all the houses R1000 on whose rooftops they burned sacrifices F200 to all R1001 the heavenly host and poured R1002 out drink offerings to other gods.""'
 
19:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Jeremiah came from Topheth, where the LORD had sent him to prophesy; and he stood in the court R1003 of the LORD'S house and said to all the people:
 
19:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, `Behold, I am about to bring on this city and all its towns the entire calamity that I have declared against it, because they have stiffened R1004 their necks so as R1005 not to heed My words.' "
 

FOOTNOTES:
F179 Lit pair of stone discs
F180 Lit repent of
F181 Lit repent
F182 Lit do it good
F183 Lit make good
F184 Lit these
F185 Lit to worthlessness
F186 So ancient versions; Heb caused them to
F187 Or in
F188 So ancient versions; M.T. reads look them in the back and not in the face
F189 Lit the voice of my opponents
F190 Lit my soul
F191 Lit hands of
F192 Lit unto death
F193 Lit cover over, atone for
F194 Lit ones made to stumble
F195 Or elders of
F196 Or incense
F197 Lit heart
F198 Lit blows
F199 Or until there is no place left to bury
F200 Or incense

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R926 Jeremiah 19:1,2
R927 Isaiah 45:9; 64:8; Matthew 20:15; Romans 9:21
R928 Jeremiah 1:10
R929 Jeremiah 7:3-7; 12:16; Ezekiel 18:21
R930 Psalms 106:45; Jeremiah 26:3,13,19; Hosea 11:8; Joel 2:13,14; Jonah 3:10
R931 Jeremiah 1:10; 31:28; Amos 9:11-15
R932 Psalms 125:5; Jeremiah 7:24-28; Ezekiel 33:18
R933 1 Samuel 2:30; 13:13
R934 Isaiah 5:5; Jeremiah 4:6;
R935 2 Kings 17:13; Isaiah 1:16-19; Jeremiah 4:1; Acts 26:20
R936 Isaiah 57:10; Jeremiah 2:25
R937 Deuteronomy 29:19; Jeremiah 7:24; 16:12
R938 Isaiah 66:8; Jeremiah 2:10,11
R939 Jeremiah 14:17;
R940 Jeremiah 5:30; 23:14; Hosea 6:10
R941 Jeremiah 2:32;
R942 Isaiah 65:7; Jeremiah 7:9; 10:15;
R943 Jeremiah 6:16
R944 Isaiah 57:14; 62:10
R945 Jeremiah 25:9; 49:13; 50:13; Ezekiel 33:28,29
R946 1 Kings 9:8; Lamentations 2:15; Micah 6:16
R947 Psalms 22:7; Isaiah 37:22; Jeremiah 48:27
R948 Psalms 48:7
R949 Job 27:21; Jeremiah 13:24
R950 Jeremiah 2:27;
R951 Jeremiah 46:21
R952 Jeremiah 11:19;
R953 Jeremiah 2:8; Malachi 2:7
R954 Job 5:13; Jeremiah 8:8
R955 Jeremiah 5:13
R956 Psalms 52:2; Jeremiah 20:10
R957 Jeremiah 43:2
R958 Psalms 109:4
R959 Psalms 35:7; 57:6; Jeremiah 5:26;
R960 Psalms 106:23
R961 Psalms 109:9-20; Jeremiah 11:22;
R962 1 Samuel 15:33; Isaiah 13:18
R963 Jeremiah 15:8; Ezekiel 22:25
R964 Jeremiah 9:21; 11:22
R965 Jeremiah 6:26;
R966 Jeremiah 18:20
R967 Psalms 140:5
R968 Nehemiah 4:5; Psalms 109:14; Isaiah 2:9
R969 Jeremiah 6:15,21
R970 Jeremiah 7:20; 17:4
R971 Jeremiah 18:2
R972 Jeremiah 19:10
R973 Numbers 11:16
R974 2 Kings 19:2; Ezekiel 8:11
R975 Joshua 15:8; 2 Kings 23:10; Jeremiah 7:31,32;
R976 Proverbs 1:20
R977 Jeremiah 17:20
R978 Jeremiah 6:19;
R979 1 Samuel 3:11
R980 Deuteronomy 28:20; Isaiah 65:11; Jeremiah 2:13,17,19;
R981 Ezekiel 7:22; Daniel 11:31
R982 Jeremiah 7:9;
R983 2 Kings 21:6,16; Jeremiah 2:34; 7:6
R984 Numbers 22:41; Jeremiah 32:35
R985 Leviticus 18:21; 2 Kings 17:17; Psalms 106:37,38
R986 Jeremiah 7:32
R987 Isaiah 30:33
R988 Joshua 15:8
R989 Psalms 33:10,11; Isaiah 28:17,18; Jeremiah 8:8,9
R990 Leviticus 26:17; Deuteronomy 28:25; Jeremiah 15:2,9
R991 Psalms 79:2; Jeremiah 16:4
R992 Jeremiah 18:16; 49:13;
R993 1 Kings 9:8; 2 Chronicles 7:21
R994 Leviticus 26:29; Deuteronomy 28:53,55; Isaiah 9:20; Lamentations 4:10; Ezekiel 5:10
R995 Jeremiah 19:1
R996 Psalms 2:9; Isaiah 30:14; Lamentations 4:2; Revelation 2:27
R997 Jeremiah 7:32
R998 Jeremiah 52:13
R999 2 Kings 23:10; Psalms 74:7; 79:1; Ezekiel 7:21,22
R1000 Jeremiah 32:29; Zephaniah 1:5
R1001 Deuteronomy 4:19; 2 Kings 17:16; Jeremiah 8:2
R1002 Jeremiah 7:18; 44:18; Ezekiel 20:28
R1003 2 Chronicles 20:5; Jeremiah 26:2
R1004 Nehemiah 9:17,29; Jeremiah 7:26;
R1005 Psalms 58:4

 
 

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