of Disaster (continued)
17:1 The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron,
and with the point of a diamond: it is graven upon the table
of their heart, and upon the horns of your altars;
17:2 Whilst their children remember their altars and their
groves by the green trees upon the high hills.
17:3 O my mountain in the field, I will give thy substance
and all thy treasures to the spoil, and thy high places for
sin, throughout all thy borders.
17:4 And thou, even thyself, shalt discontinue from thine
heritage that I gave thee; and I will cause thee to serve
thine enemies in the land which thou knowest not: for ye
have kindled a fire in mine anger, which shall burn for
17:5 Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth
in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth
from the LORD.
17:6 For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and
shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the
parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not
17:7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and
whose hope the LORD is.
17:8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and
that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see
when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not
be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from
17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and
desperately wicked: who can know it?
17:10 I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to
give every man according to his ways, and according to the
fruit of his doings.
17:11 As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them
not; so he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall
leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be
17:12 A glorious high throne from the beginning is the
place of our sanctuary.
17:13 O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee
shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be
written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD,
the fountain of living waters.
17:14 Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and
I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.
17:15 Behold, they say unto me, Where is the word of the
LORD? let it come now.
17:16 As for me, I have not hastened from being a pastor to
follow thee: neither have I desired the woeful day; thou
knowest: that which came out of my lips was right before
17:17 Be not a terror unto me: thou art my hope in the day
17:18 Let them be confounded that persecute me, but let not
me be confounded: let them be dismayed, but let not me be
dismayed: bring upon them the day of evil, and destroy them
with double destruction.
Keeping the Sabbath Day
17:19 Thus said the LORD unto me; Go and stand in the gate
of the children of the people, whereby the kings of Judah
come in, and by the which they go out, and in all the gates
17:20 And say unto them, Hear ye the word of the LORD, ye
kings of Judah, and all Judah, and all the inhabitants of
Jerusalem, that enter in by these gates:
17:21 Thus saith the LORD; Take heed to yourselves, and
bear no burden on the sabbath day, nor bring it in by the
gates of Jerusalem;
17:22 Neither carry forth a burden out of your houses on
the sabbath day, neither do ye any work, but hallow ye the
sabbath day, as I commanded your fathers.
17:23 But they obeyed not, neither inclined their ear, but
made their neck stiff, that they might not hear, nor receive
17:24 And it shall come to pass, if ye diligently hearken
unto me, saith the LORD, to bring in no burden through the
gates of this city on the sabbath day, but hallow the
sabbath day, to do no work therein;
17:25 Then shall there enter into the gates of this city
kings and princes sitting upon the throne of David, riding
in chariots and on horses, they, and their princes, the men
of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem: and this city
shall remain for ever.
17:26 And they shall come from the cities of Judah, and
from the places about Jerusalem, and from the land of
Benjamin, and from the plain, and from the mountains, and
from the south, bringing burnt offerings, and sacrifices,
and meat offerings, and incense, and bringing sacrifices of
praise, unto the house of the LORD.
17:27 But if ye will not hearken unto me to hallow the
sabbath day, and not to bear a burden, even entering in at
the gates of Jerusalem on the sabbath day; then will I
kindle a fire in the gates thereof, and it shall devour the
palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched.