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Jeremiah 4 - NIV

1

“If you, Israel, will return,
then return to me,”

2 declares the Lord.
“If you put your detestable idols out of my sight
and no longer go astray,
and if in a truthful, just and righteous way
you swear, ‘As surely as the Lord lives,’
then the nations will invoke blessings by him
and in him they will boast.”

3 This is what the Lord says to the people of Judah and to Jerusalem:

“Break up your unplowed ground
and do not sow among thorns.

4 Circumcise yourselves to the Lord,
circumcise your hearts,
you people of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem,
or my wrath will flare up and burn like fire
because of the evil you have done—
burn with no one to quench it.

Disaster From the North

5

“Announce in Judah and proclaim in Jerusalem and say:
‘Sound the trumpet throughout the land!’
Cry aloud and say:
‘Gather together!
Let us flee to the fortified cities!’

6 Raise the signal to go to Zion!
Flee for safety without delay!
For I am bringing disaster from the north,
even terrible destruction.”

7

A lion has come out of his lair;
a destroyer of nations has set out.
He has left his place
to lay waste your land.
Your towns will lie in ruins
without inhabitant.

8 So put on sackcloth,
lament and wail,
for the fierce anger of the Lord
has not turned away from us.

9

“In that day,” declares the Lord,
“the king and the officials will lose heart,
the priests will be horrified,
and the prophets will be appalled.”

10 Then I said, “Alas, Sovereign Lord! How completely you have deceived this people and Jerusalem by saying, ‘You will have peace,’ when the sword is at our throats!”

11 At that time this people and Jerusalem will be told, “A scorching wind from the barren heights in the desert blows toward my people, but not to winnow or cleanse;

12 a wind too strong for that comes from me. Now I pronounce my judgments against them.”

13

Look! He advances like the clouds,
his chariots come like a whirlwind,
his horses are swifter than eagles.
Woe to us! We are ruined!

14 Jerusalem, wash the evil from your heart and be saved.
How long will you harbor wicked thoughts?

15 A voice is announcing from Dan,
proclaiming disaster from the hills of Ephraim.

16 “Tell this to the nations,
proclaim concerning Jerusalem:
‘A besieging army is coming from a distant land,
raising a war cry against the cities of Judah.

17 They surround her like men guarding a field,
because she has rebelled against me,’”
declares the Lord.

18 “Your own conduct and actions
have brought this on you.
This is your punishment.
How bitter it is!
How it pierces to the heart!”

19

Oh, my anguish, my anguish!
I writhe in pain.
Oh, the agony of my heart!
My heart pounds within me,
I cannot keep silent.
For I have heard the sound of the trumpet;
I have heard the battle cry.

20 Disaster follows disaster;
the whole land lies in ruins.
In an instant my tents are destroyed,
my shelter in a moment.

21 How long must I see the battle standard
and hear the sound of the trumpet?

22

“My people are fools;
they do not know me.
They are senseless children;
they have no understanding.
They are skilled in doing evil;
they know not how to do good.”

23

I looked at the earth,
and it was formless and empty;
and at the heavens,
and their light was gone.

24 I looked at the mountains,
and they were quaking;
all the hills were swaying.

25 I looked, and there were no people;
every bird in the sky had flown away.

26 I looked, and the fruitful land was a desert;
all its towns lay in ruins
before the Lord, before his fierce anger.

27 This is what the Lord says:

“The whole land will be ruined,
though I will not destroy it completely.

28 Therefore the earth will mourn
and the heavens above grow dark,
because I have spoken and will not relent,
I have decided and will not turn back.”

29

At the sound of horsemen and archers
every town takes to flight.
Some go into the thickets;
some climb up among the rocks.
All the towns are deserted;
no one lives in them.

30

What are you doing, you devastated one?
Why dress yourself in scarlet
and put on jewels of gold?
Why highlight your eyes with makeup?
You adorn yourself in vain.
Your lovers despise you;
they want to kill you.

31

I hear a cry as of a woman in labor,
a groan as of one bearing her first child—
the cry of Daughter Zion gasping for breath,
stretching out her hands and saying,
“Alas! I am fainting;
my life is given over to murderers.”



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Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Jun, 2016
Summary: A text of hope in the context of God's determination against His people.
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Weeping About the Future
Shared by: Craig Condon on Sep, 2015
Summary: Our job as Christians is to tell people about God and to try to lead them to Christ. Sometimes it means steering them to redemption. Do we actually reach out to them with this in mind? Do we seek a radical change in their hearts? Do we warn people?
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Shared by: bala samson on Oct, 2014
Summary: We see the spiritual lives of Christians today in a state of confusion, decay and disarray; reason? Lack of Biblical teachings and knowledge of God and His holiness!
Scripture: Jeremiah 4:1
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 645
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Wise to do evil
Shared by: bala samson on Apr, 2013
Summary: The Lord cried passionately, ‘my people are wise to do evil!’ The level of manipulations we see now in methods of trickery is astounding!
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Jeremiah 4:22
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,128
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Shared by: bala samson on Oct, 2012
Summary: We see the spiritual lives of Christians today in a state of confusion and disarray. Reason? Lack of Biblical teachings and knowledge.
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The Solution
Shared by: Curry Pikkaart on Jul, 2012
Summary: Perhaps it's time for us as Christians to move out of our advisory mindset and into soiling our hands in the work of transformation.
Scripture: Jeremiah 3:6-4:4
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 2,191
Donald McCulley avatar
Can a Bride Forget?
Shared by: Donald McCulley on Dec, 2010
Summary: How can a nation forget God?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Jeremiah 2:1-4:4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,152
Spencer Cunnah avatar
How long shall your evil thoughts lodge within you?
Shared by: Spencer Cunnah on Jun, 2010
Summary: A challenging sermon to apply the Lordship of Christ to your thoughts.
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: Jeremiah 4:14
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 3,044
Mark Armstrong avatar
Pray, Give, Go
Shared by: Mark Armstrong on Feb, 2010
Summary: Designed as a short, punchy talk to motivate people for mission.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Jeremiah 4:19-31
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 4,403
Frank Edwards avatar
PREACHER CAN'T QUIT!
Shared by: Frank Edwards on Jan, 2010
Summary: "DOOMED TO BE A PREACHER"
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Jeremiah 4:1-20:9
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 12,353
Gil Roman avatar
No sembreis sobre espinas!
Shared by: Gil Roman on Feb, 2008
Summary: Este es un mensaje para los caídos! Esto es para aquellos que han perdido el gozo del Señor, que en otra ocasión estuviste mas cerca del Señor Jesús que como hoy lo estas! Tenias mas gozo que hoy? Fue tu vida mas fructífera que hoy? Si tu respuesta es s
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Views: 5,263
Ivan Casteel avatar
THE LION IS OUT OF HIS THICKET
Shared by: Ivan Casteel on Jan, 2005
Summary: To strengthen the Christian life when confronted with the Devil
based on 17 ratings
Scripture: Jeremiah 4:5-7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,056
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Condiciones Para Ser De Bendicion
Shared by: Jorge Alvarez on Jul, 2003
Summary: Dios escogio a Israel para que fuese de bendicion a las naciones. La iglesia tendra que ser de bendicion tambien pero al cumplir ciertas condiciones. ¿Estas listo?
based on 137 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,782