Jer 16

Jer 16:1  The word of the LORD came also unto me, saying,

Jer 16:2  Thou shalt not take thee a wife, neither shalt thou have sons or daughters in this place.

Jer 16:3  For thus saith the LORD concerning the sons and concerning
the daughters that are born in this place, and concerning their mothers
that bare them, and concerning their fathers that begat them in this

Jer 16:4  They shall die of grievous deaths; they
shall not be lamented; neither shall they be buried; but they shall be
as dung upon the face of the earth: and they shall be consumed by the
sword, and by famine; and their carcases shall be meat for the fowls of
heaven, and for the beasts of the earth.

Jer 16:5  For thus saith the LORD, Enter not into
the house of mourning, neither go to lament nor bemoan them: for I have
taken away my peace from this people, saith the LORD, even
lovingkindness and mercies.

Jer 16:6  Both the great and the small shall die in this land: they
shall not be buried, neither shall men lament for them, nor cut
themselves, nor make themselves bald for them:

Jer 16:7  Neither shall men tear themselves for them in mourning, to
comfort them for the dead; neither shall men give them the cup of
consolation to drink for their father or for their mother.

Jer 16:8  Thou shalt not also go into the house of feasting, to sit with them to eat and to drink.

Jer 16:9  For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I
will cause to cease out of this place in your eyes, and in your days,
the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the
bridegroom, and the voice of the bride.

Jer 16:10  And it shall come to pass, when thou shalt shew this people all these words, and they shall say unto thee, Wherefore
hath the LORD pronounced all this great evil against us? or what is our
iniquity? or what is our sin that we have committed against the LORD
our God?

Jer 16:11  Then shalt thou say unto them, Because
your fathers have forsaken me, saith the LORD, and have walked after
other gods, and have served them, and have worshipped them, and have
forsaken me, and have not kept my law;

Jer 16:12  And ye have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, ye
walk every one after the imagination of his evil heart, that they may
not hearken unto me:

Jer 16:13  Therefore will I cast you out of this land into a land that
ye know not, neither ye nor your fathers; and there shall ye serve
other gods day and night; where I will not shew you favour.

Jer 16:14  Therefore, behold, the days come,
saith the LORD, that it shall no more be said, The LORD liveth, that
brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;

Jer 16:15  But, The LORD liveth, that brought up
the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the
lands whither he had driven them: and I will bring them again into
their land that I gave unto their fathers.

Jer 16:16  Behold, I will send for many fishers,
saith the LORD, and they shall fish them; and after will I send for
many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from
every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.

Jer 16:17  For mine eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from my face, neither is their iniquity hid from mine eyes.

Jer 16:18  And first I will recompense their iniquity and their sin double; because
they have defiled my land, they have filled mine inheritance with the
carcases of their detestable and abominable things.

Jer 16:19  O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction,
the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall
say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein
there is no profit.

Jer 16:20  Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods?

Jer 16:21  Therefore, behold, I will this once
cause them to know, I will cause them to know mine hand and my might;
and they shall know that my name is The LORD.

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