The Book of Jeremiah Chapter 2 – New King James Version (NKJV) – Audio Bible

Chapter 2. Moreover the word of the Lord came to me Saying Go and cry in the hearing of Jerusalem Saying thus says the Lord I remember you the kindness of your Youth The love of your betrothal when you went After me in the wilderness in a land not Sown Israel was Holiness to the Lord the First fruits of his increase All that devour him will offend Disaster will come upon them says the Lord Hear the word of the Lord O House of Jacob and all the families of the House Of Israel Thus says the Lord What Injustice have your fathers found In me that they have gone far from me Have followed idols and have become Idolaters Neither did they say where is the Lord Who brought us up out of the land of Egypt who led us through the Wilderness Through a land of deserts and pits Through a land of drought and the shadow Of death through a land that no one Crossed and where no one dwelt I brought you into a bountiful country To eat its fruit and its goodness But when you entered you defiled my land And made my Heritage an abomination

The priests did not say where is the Lord And those who handle the law did not Know me The rulers also transgressed against me The prophets prophesied by Baal and Walked after things that do not profit Therefore I will yet bring charges Against you Says the Lord And against your children's children I Will bring charges For pass beyond the coasts of Cyprus and Sea Send to keeda and consider diligently And see if there has been such a thing As a nation changed its Gods which are Not gods But my people have changed their glory For what does not profit The astonished o Heavens at this and be Horribly afraid Be very desolate Says the Lord For my people have committed two evils They have forsaken me the Fountain of Living Waters and hewn themselves Systems broken systems that can hold no Water Is Israel a servant Is he a home-born Slave Why is he plundered The Young Lions roared at him and Growled they made his land waste

His cities are burned without inhabitant Also the people of nof and tarpanies Have broken the crown of your head Have you not brought this on yourself in That you have forsaken the Lord your God When he led you in the way And now why take the road to Egypt to Drink the Waters of saihor Or why take the road to Assyria to drink The Waters of the river Your own wickedness will correct you and Your backslidings will rebuke you Know therefore and see that it is an Evil and bitter thing that you have Forsaken the Lord your God and the fear Of me is not in you Says the Lord God of hosts For of old I have broken your yoke and Burst your bonds And you said I will not transgress When on every high hill and under every Green Tree you lay down playing the Harlot Yet I had planted you a noble Vine a Seed of highest quality How then have you turned before me into The degenerate plant of an alien Vine Although you wash yourself with lye and Use much soap yet your iniquity is Marked before me Says the Lord God How can you say I am not polluted I have not gone after the Bales

See your way in the valley Know what you have done You are a swift Dromedary breaking loose In her ways A wild donkey used to the Wilderness That sniffs at the wind in her desire In her time of mating who can turn her Away All those who seek her will not weary Themselves in her month they will find Her Withhold your foot from being unshod and Your throat from thirst But you said There is no hope no for I have loved Aliens and after them I will go As the thief is ashamed when he has Found out So is the house of Israel ashamed They and their kings and their princes And their priests and their prophets Saying to a tree You are my father And to a stone You gave birth to me For they have turned their back to me And not their face But in the time of their trouble they Will say arise and save us But where are your gods that you have Made for yourselves let them arise if They can save you in the time of your Trouble For according to the number of your

Cities are your Gods o Judah Why will you plead with me You all have transgressed against me Says the Lord In vain I have chastened your children They received no correction Your sword has devoured your prophets Like a destroying lion Oh generation See the word of the Lord Have I been a Wilderness to Israel or a Land of Darkness Why do my people say we are Lords we Will come no more to you Can a virgin forget her ornaments or a Bride her attire Yet my people have forgotten me days Without number Why do you beautify your way to seek Love Therefore you have also taught the Wicked women your ways Also on your skirts is found the blood Of the lives of the poor Innocents I have not found it by secret search but Plainly on all these things Yet you say Because I am innocent surely his anger Shall turn from me Behold I will plead my case against you Because you say I have not sinned Why do you gather about so much to Change your way Also you shall be ashamed of Egypt as

You were ashamed of Assyria Indeed you will go forth from him with Your hands on your head For the Lord has rejected your trusted Allies and you will not prosper by them

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