Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 7:21 - 8:3; 9:23-24


Jeremiah 7:21 - 8:3

21  Thus said יהוה of hosts, the Elohim of Yisra'ĕl, "Add your burnt offerings to your slaughterings and eat meat.

22  "For I did not speak to your fathers, or command them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Mitsrayim, about matters of burnt offerings or slaughterings.

23  "But this word I commanded them, saying, ‘Obey My voice, and I shall be your Elohim, and you be My people. And walk in all the Ways that I have commanded you, so that it be well with you.'
24  "But they did not obey or incline their ear, but walked in the counsels, in the stubbornness of their evil heart, and went backward and not forward.

25  "From the day that your fathers came out of the land of Mitsrayim until this day, I have even sent to you all My servants the neḇi'im, daily rising up early and sending them.

26  "But they did not obey Me or incline their ear, but stiffened their neck. They did evil, more than their fathers.

27  "And you shall speak all these words to them, though they do not listen to you. And you shall also call to them, though they do not answer you.

28  "But you shall say to them, ‘This is a nation that did not obey the voice of יהוה their Elohim, nor did they accept instruction. Truth has perished and has been cut off from their mouth.

29  ‘Cut off your hair and throw it away, and take up a lamentation on the bare heights, for יהוה has rejected and forsaken the generation of His wrath.'

30  "For the children of Yahuḏah have done what is evil in My eyes," declares יהוה. "They have put their abominations in the house which is called by My Name, to defile it.

31  "And they have built the high places of Topheth, which is in the Valley of Bĕn Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, which I did not command, nor did it come into My heart.

32  "Therefore see, the days are coming," declares יהוה, "when it shall no longer be called Topheth, or the Valley of Bĕn Hinnom, but the Valley of Slaughter, for they shall bury in Topheth until no room is left.

33  "And the corpses of this people shall be food for the birds of the shamayim and for the beasts of the earth, with none to frighten them away.

34  "And in the cities of Yahuḏah and in the streets of Yerushalayim I shall make to cease the voice of rejoicing and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride. For the land shall become a waste!

Jeremiah 8

1  "At that time," declares יהוה, "they shall bring the bones of the sovereigns of Yahuḏah, and the bones of its heads, and the bones of the kohenim, and the bones of the neḇi'im, and the bones of the inhabitants of Yerushalayim, out of their graves,

2  and shall spread them before the sun and the moon and all the host of the shamayim, which they have loved and which they have served and after which they have walked, which they have sought, and to which they have bowed themselves. They shall not be gathered nor buried, they shall be for dung on the face of the earth.

3  "And death shall be preferred to life by all the rest of those who remain of this evil people, who remain in all the places where I have driven them," declares יהוה of hosts.

Jeremiah 9:23-24

23  Thus said יהוה, “Let not the wise boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty boast in his might, nor let the rich boast in his riches,