Jeremiah 4

1 If thou wilt return, O Israel, saith the LORD, areturn unto me: and if thou wilt put away thine abominations out of my sight, then shalt thou not remove. 2 bAnd thou shalt swear, The LORD liveth, cin truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; dand the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they eglory. 3 For thus saith the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, gBreak up your fallow ground, and fsow not among thorns. 4 hCircumcise yourselves to the LORD, and take away the foreskins of your heart, ye men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: lest my ifury come forth like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings. 5 Declare ye in Judah, and publish in Jerusalem; and say, Blow ye the trumpet in the land: cry, gather together, and say, Assemble yourselves, and let us go into the defenced cities. 6 Set up the standard toward Zion: retire, stay not: for I will bring evil from the jnorth, and a great destruction. 7 kThe lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way; he is gone forth from his place to make thy land desolate; and thy cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant. 8 For this lgird you with sackcloth, lament and howl: for the fierce anger of the LORD is not turned back from us.

9 And it shall come to pass at that day, saith the LORD, that the heart of the king shall perish, and the heart of the princes; and the priests shall be astonished, and the prophets shall wonder. 10 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! msurely thou hast greatly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, Ye shall have peace; whereas the sword reacheth unto the soul. 11 At that time shall it be said to this people and to Jerusalem, nA dry wind of the high places in the wilderness toward the daughter of my people, not to fan, nor to cleanse, 12 Even a full wind from those places shall come unto me: now also will I give sentence against them. 13 Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his pchariots shall be as a whirlwind: ohis horses are swifter than eagles. Woe unto us! for we are spoiled. 14 O Jerusalem, qwash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee? 15 For a voice declareth rfrom Dan, and publisheth affliction from mount Ephraim. 16 Make ye mention to the nations; behold, publish against Jerusalem, that watchers come sfrom a far country, and give out their voice against the cities of Judah. 17 tAs keepers of a field, are they against her round about; because she hath been rebellious against me, saith the LORD. 18 Thy uway and thy doings have procured these things unto thee; this is thy wickedness, because it is bitter, because it reacheth unto thine heart.

19 My vbowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart maketh a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because thou hast heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war. 20 wDestruction upon destruction is cried; for the whole land is spoiled: suddenly are xmy tents spoiled, and my curtains in a moment. 21 How long shall I see the standard, and hear the sound of the trumpet? 22 For my people is yfoolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: zthey are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge. 23 bI beheld the earth, and, lo, it was awithout form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light. 24 cI beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly. 25 I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and dall the birds of the heavens were fled. 26 I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the LORD, and by his fierce anger.

27 For thus hath the LORD said, The whole land shall be desolate; eyet will I not make a full end. 28 For this hshall the earth mourn, and gthe heavens above be black: because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and fwill not repent, neither will I turn back from it. 29 iThe whole city shall flee for the noise of the horsemen and bowmen; they shall go into thickets, and climb up upon the rocks: every city shall be forsaken, and not a man dwell therein. 30 And when thou art spoiled, what wilt thou do? Though thou clothest thyself with crimson, though thou deckest thee with ornaments of gold, jthough thou rentest thy face with painting, in vain shalt thou make thyself fair; kthy lovers will despise thee, they will seek thy life. 31 For I have heard a voice as of a woman in travail, and the anguish as of her that bringeth forth her first child, the voice of the daughter of Zion, that bewaileth herself, that lspreadeth her hands, saying, Woe is me now! for my soul is wearied because of murderers.

 
Cross Ref
1aJoe 2:12
2bDeu 10:20
Isa 45:23
cIsa 48:1
dGal 3:8
eIsa 45:25
1 Cor 1:31
3fMat 13:7
gHos 10:12
4hDeu 10:16
Col 2:11
iZep 2:2
6jJer 1:13
7kDan 7:4
8lIsa 22:12
10m2 The 2:11
Eze 14:9
Isa 63:17
11nIsa 27:8
Jer 51:1
Eze 17:10
Hos 13:5
13oHab 1:8
Hos 8:1
Lam 4:19
Deu 28:49
pIsa 5:28
14qIsa 1:16
Jam 4:8
15rJer 8:16
16sJer 5:15
17t2 Kin 25:1
18uJob 20:6-11
Psa 107:17
Pro 1:31
Isa 50:1
Jer 2:17
19vLuk 19:41-42
Isa 16:11
20wPsa 42:7
xJer 10:20
22yRom 1:22
zRom 16:19
1 Cor 14:20
23aGen 1:2
bIsa 24:19
24cEze 38:20
25dZep 1:3
27eJer 5:10
28fNum 23:19
gIsa 50:3
hHos 4:3
Jer 12:4
Isa 33:9
29i2 Kin 25:4
30j2 Kin 9:30
kLam 1:2
Lam 1:19
31lIsa 1:15
Lam 1:17