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Jeremiah 17 - NIV


“Judah’s sin is engraved with an iron tool,
inscribed with a flint point,
on the tablets of their hearts
and on the horns of their altars.

2 Even their children remember
their altars and Asherah poles[a]
beside the spreading trees
and on the high hills.

3 My mountain in the land
and your[b] wealth and all your treasures
I will give away as plunder,
together with your high places,
because of sin throughout your country.

4 Through your own fault you will lose
the inheritance I gave you.
I will enslave you to your enemies
in a land you do not know,
for you have kindled my anger,
and it will burn forever.”

5 This is what the Lord says:

“Cursed is the one who trusts in man,
who draws strength from mere flesh
and whose heart turns away from the Lord.

6 That person will be like a bush in the wastelands;
they will not see prosperity when it comes.
They will dwell in the parched places of the desert,
in a salt land where no one lives.


“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in him.

8 They will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit.”


The heart is deceitful above all things
and beyond cure.
Who can understand it?


“I the Lord search the heart
and examine the mind,
to reward each person according to their conduct,
according to what their deeds deserve.”


Like a partridge that hatches eggs it did not lay
are those who gain riches by unjust means.
When their lives are half gone, their riches will desert them,
and in the end they will prove to be fools.


A glorious throne, exalted from the beginning,
is the place of our sanctuary.

13 Lord, you are the hope of Israel;
all who forsake you will be put to shame.
Those who turn away from you will be written in the dust
because they have forsaken the Lord,
the spring of living water.


Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed;
save me and I will be saved,
for you are the one I praise.

15 They keep saying to me,
“Where is the word of the Lord?
Let it now be fulfilled!”

16 I have not run away from being your shepherd;
you know I have not desired the day of despair.
What passes my lips is open before you.

17 Do not be a terror to me;
you are my refuge in the day of disaster.

18 Let my persecutors be put to shame,
but keep me from shame;
let them be terrified,
but keep me from terror.
Bring on them the day of disaster;
destroy them with double destruction.

Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy

19 This is what the Lord said to me: “Go and stand at the Gate of the People,[c] through which the kings of Judah go in and out; stand also at all the other gates of Jerusalem.

20 Say to them, ‘Hear the word of the Lord, you kings of Judah and all people of Judah and everyone living in Jerusalem who come through these gates.

21 This is what the Lord says: Be careful not to carry a load on the Sabbath day or bring it through the gates of Jerusalem.

22 Do not bring a load out of your houses or do any work on the Sabbath, but keep the Sabbath day holy, as I commanded your ancestors.

23 Yet they did not listen or pay attention; they were stiff-necked and would not listen or respond to discipline.

24 But if you are careful to obey me, declares the Lord, and bring no load through the gates of this city on the Sabbath, but keep the Sabbath day holy by not doing any work on it,

25 then kings who sit on David’s throne will come through the gates of this city with their officials. They and their officials will come riding in chariots and on horses, accompanied by the men of Judah and those living in Jerusalem, and this city will be inhabited forever.

26 People will come from the towns of Judah and the villages around Jerusalem, from the territory of Benjamin and the western foothills, from the hill country and the Negev, bringing burnt offerings and sacrifices, grain offerings and incense, and bringing thank offerings to the house of the Lord.

27 But if you do not obey me to keep the Sabbath day holy by not carrying any load as you come through the gates of Jerusalem on the Sabbath day, then I will kindle an unquenchable fire in the gates of Jerusalem that will consume her fortresses.’”


a. Jeremiah 17:2 That is, wooden symbols of the goddess Asherah
b. Jeremiah 17:3 Or hillsand the mountains of the land.Your
c. Jeremiah 17:19 Or Army

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Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Dec, 2016
Summary: To show that GOD will not allow us to be cursed by putting our trust in men and ourselves but only trusting in GOD.
Scripture: Jeremiah 17:5
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 34
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Shared by: Dean Courtier on Oct, 2016
Summary: Our series this year has been on dynamic disciples and dynamic discipleship and this month we have been thinking about what it means to have a discipleship lifestyle and today we are going to be thinking specifically about faith.
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Scripture: Jeremiah 17:14
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Barry Johnson avatar
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Shared by: Barry Johnson on Aug, 2016
Summary: Christians have taken their lives out of the hands of Jesus and put them into the hands of men. How did this happen?
Scripture: Jeremiah 17:5
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 1,012
Ian Humphrey avatar
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Scripture: Jeremiah 17:5-14
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 559
Kelly Durant avatar
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Shared by: Kelly Durant on Sep, 2015
Summary: People often set their selves up for failure and disillusionment. We might even pray to die! But God and Jesus went through the same. We must focus on Him and the faithful few who have a heart for God.
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Following Close Behind the Lord
Shared by: Greg Gordon on May, 2015
Summary: But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him. - Jeremiah 17:7 I have found myself many times going on in a work for the Lord and at some-point realizing that the Lord let me go on ahead without Him. We have all experienced ..
Mike Fogerson avatar
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Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Dec, 2014
Summary: The Good News may not be appealing to everyone, but the Bad News of the Gospel still applies to everyone.
Scripture: Jeremiah 17:5-6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 428
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Offering the sacrifice of praise
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Dec, 2014
Summary: Seems as if evrything drains us, but God has a plan that we learn to love praise. Praise is a debt we owe the mighty God we serve.
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Anger? Infantile Narsissim
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Nov, 2014
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Double destruction upon our enemies
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Aug, 2014
Summary: To show the prayers of Jeremiah against his enemies.
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Scripture: Jeremiah 17:18
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 871
David Leach avatar
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Shared by: David Leach on May, 2014
Summary: Authentic Christianity begins when God replaces the wicked heart with a clean, new heart
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The Greatest Deceiver
Shared by: Larry Turner on Apr, 2014
Summary: We are deceived by people, spirits, and Satan. But that is not where the greatest deception comes from.
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Scripture: Jeremiah 17:9
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 1,384
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A Call to Holy Living
Shared by: Bishop Lalachan Abraham on Feb, 2014
Summary: “For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life.” I Thessalonians 4:7
Series: Holiness
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Shared by: Victor Ramlall on Jan, 2014
Summary: An exhortation to beware of spiritual drought which can creep up on the believer unawares effectively creating a barrier to productivity and fruitfulness.
Scripture: Jeremiah 17:5-11
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,189
Perry Greene avatar
Fruit: TBD
Shared by: Perry Greene on Feb, 2013
Summary: Trees in the desert display what they are. Some are deceptive, some are genuine. Likewise we can be bear good or bad fruit depending on our relationship with God.
Series: Just Deserts
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Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jul, 2012
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Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 2,155
Curry Pikkaart avatar
An Exalted Nation
Shared by: Curry Pikkaart on May, 2012
Summary: It was the task of the prophets to help Israel see herself as God saw her. As one such prophet Jeremiah’s task was to help Israel understand what it meant to be a nation under God. And while Israel was, and ever will be, the only nation chosen by God, any
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Scripture: Jeremiah 17:5-13
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 3,170
Jeremy Poling avatar
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Shared by: Jeremy Poling on Apr, 2012
Summary: A nation that trusts in the Lord will be led and blessed by the Lord.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Jeremiah 17:7-8
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 4,419
Andy Stanley avatar
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Shared by: Andy Stanley on Mar, 2012
Summary: Recovery begins when a group of people, especially the church, those of us who say forgiveness is just waiting on the other side of personal transparency, lead the way.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Jeremiah 17:9
Views: 17,237
Tom Feola avatar
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Shared by: Tom Feola on Feb, 2012
Summary: In Life God entrust things to us, Time, Talent and Treasure and as good stewart’s he wants us to use them for His Honor and Glory.
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Scripture: Jeremiah 17:5-8
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Ed Vasicek avatar
The Big Three: Major Obstacles to a Better Marriage
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Jan, 2012
Summary: Marriage brings with it great blessings, but marriage also brings with it many problems because marriage is the uniting of two sinners. Today, I would like to share three of the biggest and commonest marriage problems, but as you listen, you will discove
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Scripture: Jeremiah 17:9
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 2,114
John Perry avatar
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Shared by: John Perry on Aug, 2011
Summary: The Bible shows us a pair of famous twins in the Bible, born of the same mother, sharing the same father but having two separate natures. One was a son of the flesh the other was a son of faith.
Scripture: Jeremiah 17:5-8
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,051
Jimmy Haile avatar
Do You Trust Him?
Shared by: Jimmy Haile on Jun, 2011
Summary: Do we really trust the Lord?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Jeremiah 17:4-8
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,144
Daniel Austin avatar
A Shrub or a Tree
Shared by: Daniel Austin on Jan, 2011
Summary: Jesus came to bring us abundant life and that life is found by placing our trust, our faith in the one true God.
Scripture: Jeremiah 17:5-8
Views: 989
Andy Grossman avatar
"The deceitful Heart"
Shared by: Andy Grossman on Jan, 2011
Summary: lessons on the fallen nature of man and how it affected the creation of America
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Jeremiah 17:9-10
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 1,594
Chad Bolfa avatar
Living at the Wrong Address?
Shared by: Chad Bolfa on Oct, 2010
Summary: The Bible tells us that there are only two addresses and they are so different you can easily tell them apart. But it seems strange to me that sometimes although you can easily tell them apart, God’s people end up living at the wrong address. So today we
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Scripture: Jeremiah 17:5-6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,077
Herman E. Wesley III avatar
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Shared by: Herman E. Wesley III on Sep, 2010
Summary: Life is a complexity. Anybody who has traveled down the birth canal ought to be able to testify to that. LIFE IS A COMPLEXITY. We are continually engaged in a process that leads to ups and downs, hills and valleys, highs and lows. We are victorious, a
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Scripture: Jeremiah 17:14
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Trust God - Part 1
Shared by: Jeff Budzinski on Jul, 2010
Summary: • How many of us trust God? Why do you trust Him? Are you really sure that you trust Him completely? • As Christians, we must learn what it means to really trust and rely on our Heavenly Father. • There are a great number of people who believe in God
Scripture: Jeremiah 17:7
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Trust God - Part 2
Shared by: Jeff Budzinski on Jul, 2010
Summary: • Last week we laid down some foundation about trusting God. This week I want to continue in the same vain. • Remember, to trust God means to be dependent on Him and no one else. Don’t look for any other source or outlet. • When we trust in God, we can
Scripture: Jeremiah 17:7
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The Practical Living Series
Shared by: Jeff Budzinski on Jul, 2010
Summary: • Last week we discussed avoiding offenses. As one of the 1st steps in living a Godly life is to avoid offenses. • When we experience offense, we must 1st pray. Offense is a blessing blocker and the devil uses it to distract us from the work of God. •
Scripture: Jeremiah 17:7
Views: 640