Jeremiah 46:27-28 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
Reassurance for Israel
27 But you, my servant Jacob, do not be afraid,
and do not be discouraged, Israel,
for without fail I will save you from far away,
and your descendants from the land of their captivity!
Jacob will return and have calm and quiet
with no one to frighten him.
28 And you, my servant Jacob, do not be afraid—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
for I will be with you.
I will bring destruction on all the nations
where I have banished you,
but I will not bring destruction on you.
I will discipline you with justice,
and I will by no means leave you unpunished.
Jeremiah 46:27-28 Expanded Bible (EXB)
A Message to Israel
27 “People of Jacob, my servants, don’t be afraid;
don’t be frightened, Israel.
I will surely ·save [rescue] you from those faraway places
and your ·children [L seed] from the lands where they are captives.
The people of Jacob will have peace and safety again,
and no one will make them afraid.
28 People of Jacob, my servants, do not be afraid,
because I am with you,” says the Lord.
“I will ·completely destroy the many different [L make an end of all the] nations where I ·scattered [drove] you.
But I will not ·completely destroy [L make an end of]you.
I will ·punish [chastise; discipline] you ·fairly [with justice],
but I will not let you escape your punishment.”
Jeremiah 44:13 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB) Yes, I will punish those living in the land of Egypt, as I punished Yerushalayim, by sword, famine and plague; 14 so that none of the remnant of Y’hudah who went into the land of Egypt to live as aliens will escape or remain, to be able to return to the land of Y’hudah. They long to return and live there, but none will return except a few refugees.’”
Jeremiah 44:13-15 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
13 I will punish those living in Egypt as I punished Jerusalem with wars, famines, and plagues. 14 None of the people of Judah who went to live in Egypt will survive or return to Judah, where they long to return and live. Only a few refugees will return there.
15 Then all the men who knew that their wives were burning incense to other gods, all the women who were standing there, and all the people who lived at Pathros in Egypt answered Jeremiah.
There is Judah and Judah
3Mac5:40 “Your Majesty (King Ptolemy Philopator), how long will you test us, as though we were fools, giving an order a third time to destroy the Jews and again reversing your decisions?”
3Mac6:22 The king’s anger was changed into pity and tears because of the schemes that he had previously devised. 23 When he heard the loud cry and saw the Jews all lying on the ground awaiting destruction, he wept and violently threatened his friends, saying, 24 “You have used your power badly and acted more savagely than tyrants.
A letter of
King Ptolemy Philopator to the generals throughout Egypt and to all those put in charge of affairs
3Mac7:5 These friends also drove them along in chains, treating them harshly as slaves, or rather, as traitors. Without any investigation or trial they attempted to destroy them, displaying a cruelty more savage than the barbarians from Scythia. 6 We have learned that the heavenly God surely shields the Jews and fights alongside them as a Father for his children, 7 and because we have considered the constant goodwill that they have shown toward us and our ancestors, we rightly hold them innocent of every charge of whatever kind.
8 We have ordered them all to return, each and every one, to their homes. No one anywhere is to harm them at all, or cast any blame on them regarding these senseless events. 9 You should be aware that, if we ever devise any evil against these people or trouble them in any way, we won’t have a human being as our enemy but rather the Most High God, who is Lord over every power. It is he who will enforce the punishment for our actions in every way, and from him there is no escape. Farewell.
Reminds of Atlantic SLAVERY? Concentration Camps? Mind controlled defenseless people? Nothing new under the sun = the story is repeated in similar form? Please read the whole story. 3 Maccabees Chapter 4 – 7 Common English Bible (CEB)
2 But among the Jews, there were constant grief, lament, and crying. Everywhere their hearts were on fire as they groaned and bewailed (complained) the unexpected destruction that the king (Ptolemy Philopator of a place called Schedia) had suddenly inflicted on them. 4 They were being sent off together by the generals in every city in a merciless and cruel manner. At the sight of these unusual punishments, even some of the Jews’ enemies wept over their most miserable expulsion (removal), for they saw their pitiable state and reflected on the uncertain outcome of life. 5 A multitude of gray-haired, elderly men were being led away, bent over with age, their feet plodding along under the distress of a forced, swift march, with no consideration given to their age.6 Young women, who had just entered the bridal bedroom for the sharing of life, exchanged joy for weeping and sprinkled dust on their hair that was still wet with perfume. They were led away with their heads bare and began to sing a funeral song together in place of a wedding song, as they were roughly handled by the cruel treatment of a foreign nation.[a] 7 These captives were violently dragged away in public view to be put on board ship. 8 Their husbands, in the prime of their youth, had ropes tied around their necks instead of festive garlands. They spent the remaining days of their wedding festivities weeping rather than celebrating and enjoying youthful amusements, seeing the grave already yawning at their feet.9 They were driven like animals, constrained by the power of iron chains. Some were fastened by the neck to the ship’s benches; some were secured by their feet with unbreakable shackles. 10 Moreover, they were plunged into total darkness due to thick planks positioned above them so that they would receive the treatment due traitors throughout the entire voyage.
3 Maccabees 5: 40 “Your Majesty, how long will you test us, as though we were fools, giving an order a third time to destroy the Jews and again reversing your decisions? (Just as Dear God has been threatening, the difference is, that He did not give an order to human beings to destroy the Jews.) 49 Thinking that this was their final moment of life, the fulfillment of their most wretched fear, they gave themselves over to pitiful wailing and weeping. They began to kiss each other, embracing their families and throwing themselves upon each other’s shoulders, parents to children and mothers to daughters. Other women had their newborn infants at their breasts drawing their last milk. 50 Nevertheless, when they took into consideration the assistance that they had previously received from heaven, they took their infants away from their breasts and all together bowed down. 51 They cried out with a very loud voice, pleading with the Lord of all power to have mercy on them by intervening (come between so as to prevent or alter a result or course of events), since they now stood at the gates of death.
3 Maccabees 6:6 Eleazar was a distinguished person among the priests from the country. Eleazars Prayer: 2 Dear King, mighty in power, almighty God Most High, you govern the whole creation with mercy. 3 Look upon the descendants of Abraham, upon the children of sacred Jacob, father, a people set apart as your inheritance, who are strangers perishing in a strange land.
9 So you who hate arrogance, most merciful defender of all things, reveal yourself quickly to those of the people of Israel who are being spitefully (cruelly) mistreated by vile (awful) and lawless Gentiles. 10 If we’ve gotten tangled (snarled, interwoven) up in sins during our exile, rescue us from the hand of our enemies, Lord, and destroy us by whatever fate you choose. 11 Don’t let these empty-headed people praise their empty gods for the destruction of your dearly loved people, saying, “Not even their god rescued them!” 12 But you, who have all might and all power, eternal one, look upon us now. Have mercy on us who, by the senseless arrogance of lawless people, are being deprived (dispossessed) of life as if we were traitors. 13 Let the Gentiles tremble in fear today at your matchless (incomparable, unique) power, honored one, you who possess the power to rescue the people of Jacob. 14 The entire multitude of infants and their parents is begging you with tears. 15 Let it be shown to all the Gentiles that you are with us, Lord, and you haven’t turned your face away from us. But just as you have said, “Not even when they were in the land of their enemies did I neglect them,”[a] so bring it to pass, Lord.
God delivers the Jews
16 Now as Eleazar was concluding his prayer, the king arrived at the racecourse (speedway with the beasts and all the arrogance of his power. 17 When the Jews saw this, they cried out to heaven so loudly that even the nearby valleys echoed, putting the army into a panic. 18 Then the Most Glorious, Almighty, and True God showed forth his holy face and opened the heavenly gates. Two glorified angels of frightful appearance descended, visible to all, except the Jews. 19 They opposed the power of the enemies, filled them with confusion and dread, and made them freeze in their tracks as with shackles. 20 Even the body of the king gave a slight shudder, and he forgot his sullen (hostile) arrogance. 21 The elephants turned back on the armed forces that were following them, and they began to trample (crush) and destroy them (the tyrants).
22 The king’s anger was changed into pity and tears because of the schemes (orders) that he had previously devised (formulated, planned). 23 When he heard the loud cry and saw the Jews all lying on the ground awaiting destruction, he (the king of) wept and violently threatened his friends, saying, 24 “You have used your power badly and acted more savagely than tyrants. Secretly you devise (invent) things that are of no advantage to the kingdom. 25 Who has driven from their homes those who have faithfully commanded (obeyed) the fortresses (castles) of our country? Who has senselessly gathered them all in this place? 26 Who has so unjustly rewarded those who from the beginning differed from all the nations in their goodwill (helpfulness, kindness, friendliness, helpfulness) toward us in every way, and who often have taken upon themselves the worst human dangers by mistreating them on every side? 27 Release them from those undeserved chains! Send them in peace back to their homes, and seek forgiveness for the deeds that have been done. 28 Free the children of the almighty, living God of heaven, who from the days of our ancestors until now has given our kingdom constant and notable stability.” 29 So the king said these things, and the Jews, who were released immediately, praised their holy God and savior, since they had just now escaped death.
Celebration of deliverance
30 Then the king went back into the city and called for the official in charge of the treasury (kassan). He (the king of Schedia) ordered him to supply the Jews with wines and everything else needed for a seven-day festival. The king decided that the Jews should celebrate their rescue with all joy 31 So the people who previously had been disgraced and stood near death—at its very brink!—prepared for a festival of deliverance instead of a bitter and most mournful fate. The place that had been prepared for their ruin and burial was joyfully divided up among people in celebration. 32 They stopped singing their sad songs of lament and took up an ancient hymn in praise of their rescuer, the wonder-working God.[b] They threw aside all weeping and wailing and instead sang songs in organized groups as a sign of peaceful joy. 33 The king also assembled a huge banquet because of these events. He kept giving generous praise to heaven for the remarkable rescue that he had experienced. 35 The Jews, as we said before, organized singing groups and spent their time in celebration with cheerful thanksgiving psalms. The festival would be kept in a spirit of celebration, not as an excuse for overeating and getting drunk but because of the rescue that God had accomplished for them. 37 They appealed to the king, asking for his permission to return to their homes.
39 But also during those days the Lord of all gloriously displayed his mercy and brought them through without harm, each and every one. 40 So being well supplied by the king, they feasted until the fourteenth day, on which day they made the petition (application, appeal) concerning their return.
(The king) Ptolemy Philopator’s letter
41 The king granted it to them and wrote the following letter on their behalf to the generals in every city, generously stating his deep concern:
3 Maccabees 7:7 King (in) Schedia to the generals throughout Egypt and to all those put in charge of affairs. Greetings and good health.
2 We ourselves and our children also enjoy good health since the great God guides our affairs, as is our desire. 3 Certain of our friends, by frequently urging us out of spite, persuaded us to gather the Jews from throughout the kingdom together in one place and to torment them with unusual punishments as traitors. 4 They insisted that our government would never be stable until this was accomplished, due to the hostility that these people were said to have toward all the nations.
3 Maccabees 7:5 These friends also drove them along in chains, treating them harshly as slaves, or rather, as traitors. Without any investigation or trial they attempted to destroy them, displaying a cruelty more savage than the barbarians from Scythia. 6 Now we threatened them sternly (strictly) for these actions, but we granted them their lives (but just barely!) in keeping with the patience that we show toward all people. Because we have learned that the heavenly God surely shields the Jews and fights alongside them as a father for his children, 7 and because we have considered the constant goodwill ((helpfulness, kindness, friendliness, helpfulness)) that they have shown toward us and our ancestors, we rightly hold them innocent of every charge of whatever kind.
8 We have ordered them all to return, each and every one, to their homes. No one anywhere is to harm them at all, or cast any blame on them regarding these senseless events. 9 You should be aware that, if we ever devise (plan to do, invent) any evil against these people or trouble them in any way, we won’t have a human being as our enemy but rather the Most High God, who is Lord over every power. It is he who will enforce the punishment for our actions in every way, and from him there is no escape. Farewell.
Punishment of Jewish lawbreakers
10 When the Jews received this letter, they didn’t rush to depart. Instead, they petition (application, appeal) the king that they might carry out the punishment deserved by those Jews who had voluntarily turned aside from the holy God and God’s Law. 11 They insisted that those who had broken divine (heavenly) laws (they broke probably the first 3 commandments which are about not to worship fake gods) for the sake of the belly (when they ate them fat by lots of food, but who knows maybe they have trolled forth food for themselves, and therefore they forgot to keep the 3 commandments) would never be reliable (trustworthy) subjects under the king’s government either. 12 The king recognized and agreed that they were speaking the truth. 16 But those who had held fast to God to the point of death, having obtained the complete reward of deliverance, set out from the city crowned with all kinds of the most fragrant flowers, celebrating and shouting, giving thanks with praises and beautiful hymns to the God of their ancestors, the eternal savior of Israel.
The Jews return home
17 The Jews arrived at Ptolemais, named “Rose-bearing” because of a distinctive feature of the place, where the fleet (ferry) waited for them for seven days in line with their common desire. 18. The king had generously supplied them, each and every one, with all things they needed until their arrival at their own homes. 19 When they had reached their land in peace, there too, in like manner with appropriate expressions of thanks, they decided to observe these days as a festival for as long as they lived in Egypt. 20 They inscribed the record of these events on a pillar and dedicated a place of prayer at the site of the festival. Then they departed unharmed, free, and overjoyed, being safely returned by land, sea, and river to their own homes, by the king’s command. 21 They gained more influence among their enemies than they had had previously, and were held in honor and awe. No one at all kept back their possessions from them. 22 The Jews recovered all their property in keeping with the lists that had been previously drawn up, with the result that those who held anything of theirs returned it to them with the greatest deference (respect), for the supreme God had perfectly performed mighty deeds for their salvation. 23 Bless the rescuer of Israel from now to eternity! Amen.
Expanded Bible (EXB) Deuteronomy 32:34-36 I will punish those who do wrong Vengeance is mine; Rom. 12:9]; I will repay them. Soon their foot will slip, because their day of trouble [disaster] is near, and their ·punishment [doom] will come quickly.”
Romans 12:18 ·Do your best to [ If possible, from your part,] live in peace with everyone. 19 My friends, do not ·try to punish others when they wrong you [take revenge; avenge yourselves], but ·wait for God to punish them with his anger [ leave room for (God’s) wrath]. [ For] It is written: “·I will punish those who do wrong [ Vengeance is mine]; I will repay them.
21 Do not let evil ·defeat [conquer; overcome] you, but ·defeat [conquer; overcome] evil by doing good.
Jeremiah 29:28 Expanded Bible (EXB)28 He [ Jeremiah] has sent [ this message] to us in Babylon: You will be there for a long time, so build houses and settle down. Plant gardens and eat what they grow [ their fruit].’”
Jeremiah 42:11 Do not be afraid because of the king of Babylon, whom you fear.’ “‘Do not be afraid because of him,’ declares Jehovah, ‘for I am with you, to save you and to rescue you out of his hand.
Promises to people of Judah who are not into black magics?
Joel 3:1 For behold, in those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem.
Jeremiah 30:3 For behold, days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will restore the fortunes of my people, Israel and Judah, says the Lord, and I will bring them back to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall take possession of it.”
Zephaniah 3:19-20 Behold, at that time I will deal with all your oppressors. And I will save the lame and gather the outcast, and I will change their shame into praise and renown in all the earth. At that time I will bring you in, at the time when I gather you together; for I will make you renowned and praised among all the peoples of the earth, when I restore your fortunes before your eyes,” says the Lord.
Amos 9:14 I will restore the fortunes of my people Israel, and they shall rebuild the ruined cities and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine, and they shall make gardens and eat their fruit.
Ezekiel 39:25“Therefore thus says the Lord God: Now I will restore the fortunes of Jacob and have mercy on the whole house of Israel, and I will be jealous for my holy name.
Jeremiah 16:15 As the Lord lives who brought up the people of Israel out of the north country and out of all the countries where he had driven them.’ For I will bring them back to their own land that I gave to their fathers.
Ezekiel 38:14-18 “Therefore, son of man, prophesy, and say to Gog, Thus says the Lord God: On that day when my people Israel are dwelling securely, will you not know it? You will come from your place out of the uttermost parts of the north, you and many peoples with you, all of them riding on horses, a great host, a mighty army. You will come up against my people Israel, like a cloud covering the land. In the latter days I will bring you against my land, that the nations may know me, when through you, O Gog, I vindicate my holiness before their eyes. “Thus says the Lord God: Are you he of whom I spoke in former days by my servants the prophets of Israel, who in those days prophesied for years that I would bring you against them? But on that day, the day that Gog shall come against the land of Israel, declares the Lord God, my wrath will be roused in my anger.
Ezekiel 37:21-22 then say to them, Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I will take the people of Israel from the nations among which they have gone, and will gather them from all around, and bring them to their own (Sing HalleluJah, Hello Mother-) land. And I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel (Any Special Continent?). And one king shall be king over them all, (YESHUA!) and they shall be no longer two nations, and no longer divided into two kingdoms. (No more Israel and Judah, but instead Israel consisting of 12 tribes including Judah).
Jeremiah 23:3-8 Then I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them, and I will bring them back to their fold, and they shall be fruitful and multiply. I will set shepherds over them who will care for them, and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall any be missing, declares the Lord. “Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is the name by which he will be called: ‘The Lord is our righteousness.’ “Therefore, behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when they shall no longer say, ‘As the Lord lives who brought up the people of Israel out of the land of Egypt,’
Isaiah 11:11-16 In that day the Lord will extend his hand yet a second time to recover the remnant that remains of his people, from Assyria, from Egypt, from Pathros, from Cush, from Elam, from Shinar, from Hamath, and from the coastlands of the sea. He will raise a signal for the nations and will assemble the banished of Israel, and gather the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. The jealousy of Ephraim shall depart, and those who harass Judah shall be cut off; Ephraim (Father Joseph, Jacob’s kid) + Mother Canaanite) shall not be jealous of Judah, and Judah shall not harass Ephraim. But they shall swoop down on the shoulder of the Philistines in the west, and together they shall plunder the people of the east. They shall put out their hand against Edom and Moab, and the Ammonites shall obey them. And the Lord will utterly destroy the tongue of the Sea of Egypt, and will wave his hand over the River with his scorching breath, and strike it into seven channels, and he will lead people across in sandals. (Once again).
The Time of the End: Daniel 12 “At that time Michael, the great prince [ angel] who ·protects [ stands by] your people [10:13, 21], will ·stand up [arise]. There will be a time of ·much trouble [distress], the worst time since nations have been on earth, but at that time your people will be ·saved [rescued]. ·Everyone whose name is written in God’s book will be saved [L All who are found written in the book; of life; Ex. 32:32; Ps. 69:28; Rev. 20:12].
Ezekiel 39:28-29 Then they shall know that I am the Lord their God, because I sent them into exile among the nations and then assembled them into their own land. I will leave none of them remaining among the nations anymore. And I will not hide my face anymore from them, when I pour out my Spirit upon the house of Israel, declares the Lord God.”
Jeremiah 29:14 I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, declares the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.
Deuteronomy 30:3 then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes and have compassion on you, and he will gather you again from all the peoples where the Lord your God has scattered you.
Jeremiah 30:18 “Thus says the Lord: Behold, I will restore the fortunes of the tents of Jacob and have compassion on his dwellings; the city shall be rebuilt on its mound, and the palace shall stand where it used to be.
Isaiah 11:12 He will raise a signal for the nations and will assemble the banished (exiled) of Israel, and gather the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.
Isaiah 56:8 The Lord God, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, declares, “I will gather yet others to him besides those already gathered.”
Joel 3:15-21 Expanded Bible (EXB)
The sun and the moon will become dark,
and the stars will ·stop shining [L withhold their brightness; 2:10].
16 The Lord ·will roar like a lion from Jerusalem [L roars from Zion];
his loud voice will thunder from ·that city[L Jerusalem],
and the ·sky [heavens] and the earth will shake.
But the Lord will be a safe place [refuge] for his people, a strong place of safety [stronghold] for the people [ sons; children] of Israel.
17 “Then you will know that I, the Lord your God, live on my holy Mount Zion.
Jerusalem will be a holy place, and ·strangers [foreigners] will never even go through it again [ as invaders].
Expanded Bible (EXB) A New Life Promised for Judah Joel 3:18 “On that day ·wine [sweet/new wine] will drip from the mountains, milk will flow from the hills [ symbols of bounty and prosperity], and water will run through all the ·ravines[streambeds] of Judah.
A fountain will flow from the Temple [ house] of the Lord and give water to the valley of acacia trees.19 But Egypt will become empty [be desolate], and Edom an empty desert [deserted wilderness], because they were cruel [of their violence] to the people [ descendants] of Judah. They killed innocent people [L shed innocent blood]in that land.20 But there will always be people living in Judah [Judah will be inhabited forever], and people will live in Jerusalem from now on[L Jerusalem from generation to generation]. 21 Egypt and Edom killed my people, so I will definitely punish them [ I will avenge/punish their blood, which I have not yet avenged/punished]. ”The Lord lives [dwells] in Jerusalem!
Deuteronomy 32:34-35 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
34 “The Lord says, ‘I am saving that punishment.
I have it locked up in my storehouse!
35 I will punish them for the bad things they did.
But I am saving that punishment for when they slip and do bad things.
Their time of trouble is near.
Their punishment will come quickly.
Deuteronomy 32:34-35 New Life Version (NLV)
34 ‘Are they not kept in store with Me, shut in with My stores of riches? 35 It is Mine to punish when their foot makes a false step. The day of their trouble is near. Their fall is coming fast upon them.’
Deuteronomy 32:28-36 Living Bible (TLB)
But the rock of other nations
Is not like our Rock;
Prayers to their gods are valueless.
32 They act like men of Sodom and Gomorrah:
Their deeds are bitter with poison;
33 They drink the wine of serpent venom.
34 But Israel is my special people,
Sealed as jewels within my treasury.
35 Vengeance is mine,
And I decree the punishment of all her enemies:
Their doom is sealed.
Wycliffe Bible (WYC) Joel 3:19 Egypt shall be into desolation, and Idumea into desert of perdition; for that that they did wickedly against the sons of Judah, and shedded out innocent blood in their land. (Egypt shall become a desolation, and Edom a wilderness of perdition; because they did wickedly against the people of Judah, and poured out innocent blood in their land.)20 And Judah shall be inhabited [into] without end, and Jerusalem into generation and into generation. (And Judah shall be inhabited forever, and Jerusalem for all generations.)
Joel 3:18-21 International Children’s Bible (ICB)
A New Life Promised for Judah
18 “On that day the mountains will be covered with grapes for sweet wine.
The hills will be covered with cows to give milk.
And water will flow through all the ravines of Judah.
A fountain will flow from the Temple of the Lord.
It will give water to the valley of acacia trees.
19 But Egypt will become empty. And Edom will become an empty desert.
This is because they were cruel to the people of Judah.
They killed innocent people in the land of Judah.
20 But there will always be people living in Judah.
And people will live in Jerusalem from now on.
21 Egypt and Edom (Esau who married Canaanite wives and moved to Egypt) killed my people. So I will definitely punish them.”
The Lord lives in Jerusalem!
Zechariah 10:6 “I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph. I will bring them back because I have compassion on them, and they shall be as though I had not rejected them, for I am the Lord their God and I will answer them.
Rejection of Israel as God’s people
2 Esdras 13: 4 The Lord’s word came to Ezra, Chusi’s son, in the days of King Nebuchadnezzar: 5 Go and announce to my people their crimes. Tell their children about the sins they committed against me. Let their children also announce this to their own children, 6 because the children have added to their parents’ sins (kind of strange that kids have to be responsible for their parent’s sins?). They forgot me (the parent’s cared for fake gods instead?) and offered sacrifices to foreign gods! (=human sacrifices)7 Didn’t I bring them out of the land of Egypt where they lived in slavery? Why then have they angered me and rejected my advice?
8 Therefore, the Lord says: Tear out your hair and hurl every kind of disaster at them, because they haven’t obeyed my Law. Undisciplined people! 9 How long will I put up with them—and after I granted them so many favors? 10 I have overthrown many kings for their sakes. I plunged Pharaoh together with his servants and his whole army into the sea!
11 Didn’t I destroy the city of Bethsaida for your sake? Didn’t I burn up two cities south of you, Tyre and Sidon, with fire and kill those opposing you? 13 Didn’t I bring you through the sea, and make walls to your right and left? I gave Moses and Aaron to you as leaders. 14 I gave you a column of lightning for light. These are the many wonderful deeds that I performed among you, but you have forgotten me, says the Lord.
15 The Lord says this: The quails were a sign for you. I gave you safe places to camp, and there you grumbled. 16 I sank your pursuer along with his army, and yet the people grumble about their own destruction.17 What kind of return is this for the favors I granted you? When you were hungry and thirsty in the wilderness, you called out to me, 18 “Why did you lead us into this wilderness to kill us? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in this desert.”19 Therefore, I felt sorry for your groans. I gave you manna, and you ate.20 When you were thirsty, I split open the rock so that water flowed in abundance. Because of the hot sun, I created trees covered with leaves for you.
21 I gave you fertile lands. I drove out Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, and their children before you. What more can I do for you?! says the Lord.
22 The Lord says this: In the desert when you were thirsty at the bitter river and insulting my name, 23 I didn’t become angry. Instead, I cast wood into the water and made the river sweet.
24 What will I do to you, Jacob?
Judah, you wouldn’t obey me.
I will turn to another nation
and give them my name.
They will certainly keep my ordinances.
25 When those who abandoned me
beg for mercy,
I won’t have mercy on them.
26 When they call upon me,
I won’t hear them because they have stained their souls, and have hands stained with blood. (human sacrifices+killed prophets)
Your feet aren’t slow to commit murder. (human sacrifices+(human sacrifices)
27 You haven’t abandoned me; rather, you have abandoned yourselves, says the Lord.
28 The Lord says this: Didn’t I plead with you like a father with his sons, like a mother with her daughters, and like a nurse who loves her little one, 29 that you should be my people and I your God, and that you should be my children and I your Father? 30 I gathered you as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings. But what will I do with you?
I will throw you out of my presence. 31 When you bring me offerings, I will turn my eyes away from you. I didn’t command you to observe festival days, new moons, Sabbaths (?but Sabbath is very important Day, one of the 10 Commandments), and circumcisions. 32 I sent my servants the prophets to you. You took them, mangled them, and slaughtered those who had been sent. But I will make you pay for their deaths, says the Lord.
33 The almighty Lord says this: Your house is left empty. I will scatter you as the wind scatters straw. 34 Your children will have no children (How? Will God make them unfruitful, just as He did with some people in the past?), because they have neglected my commandment, and have done evil (worshiping fake gods instead of ONE and ONLY GOD) in front of me. 35 I will hand over your houses (of those who were into black magics?) to a people who will come from far away. Those who didn’t know me will believe me, and those to whom I showed no signs will do what I commanded. 36 They didn’t see prophets but are mindful of the prophets’ antiquity (ancient times).
Jeremiah 26:13 Now therefore mend your ways and your deeds, and obey the voice of the Lord your God, and the Lord will relent of the disaster that he has pronounced against you.
Psalm 106:45 For their sake he remembered his covenant, and relented according to the abundance of his steadfast love.
Exodus 32:14 And the Lord relented from the disaster that he had spoken of bringing on his people.
Jonah 3:10 When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil way, God relented of the disaster that he had said he would do to them, and he did not do it.
Increase yourself , build your houses, plant gardens and eat the fruits of Babylon, where you have been exiled to.
JEREMIAH 29:4 “This is what Jehovah of armies, the God of Israel, says to all the exiled people, whom I have caused to go into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon, 5 ‘Build houses and live in them. Plant gardens and eat their fruit. 6 Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Become many there, and do not decrease.
8 For this is what Jehovah of armies, the God of Israel, says: “Do not let your prophets and your diviners who are among you deceive you,+ and do not listen to the dreams that they are dreaming. 9 For ‘they are prophesying lies to you in my name. I have not sent them,’+ declares Jehovah.”’”