A land that no one who enters comes out of, The priests never thought to ask, ‘Where’s. 25 “Slow down. 29-30 “What do you have against me,    running off to assert your ‘independence’?”        God’s Decree.“I’ve wasted my time trying to train your children. ’s Message came to me. You shook off all restraints.You said, ‘I will not serve!’    and off you went,Visiting every sex-and-religion shrine on the way,    like a common whore.You were a select vine when I planted you    from completely reliable stock.And look how you’ve turned out—    a tangle of rancid growth, a poor excuse for a vine.Scrub, using the strongest soaps. 33-35 “What an impressive start you made    to get the most out of life.You founded schools of sin,    taught graduate courses in evil!And now you’re sending out graduates, resplendent in cap and gown—    except the gowns are stained with the blood of your victims!All that blood convicts you. Well, look at the tracks you’ve left behind in the valley. “How dare you tell me, ‘I’m not stained by sin. “Get out in the streets and call to Jerusalem. Look closely. You’ll get not a lick of help from them.”, Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, The Message (MSG). Tell them, ‘Listen, you kings of Judah, listen to God’s Message—and all you people who go in and … Brides don’t show up without their veils, do they? Day after day after day they never give me a thought. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. 2 1-3 God’s Message came to me. Or what do you think you’ll get by going off to Assyria? for empty god-dreams and silly god-schemes. But when things go badly, they don’t hesitate to come running. "Israel [was] holiness unto the LORD, [and] the firstfruits of his increase: all that devour him shall … I can’t quit.’. Just what are you after anyway? And now you’re sending out graduates, resplendent in cap and gown—. You stayed with me through the wilderness years. A replacement volume in the Bible Speaks Today Old Testament commentary series, this book offers a new exposition on Jeremiah, a book of the victory of God's love and grace. 1 The Message of Jeremiah son of Hilkiah of the family of priests who lived in Anathoth in the country of Benjamin. 1-2 I wish my head were a well of water and my eyes fountains of tears So I could weep day and night for casualties among my dear, dear people. “I’ve wasted my time trying to train your children. 2 1 God's Message came to me. just as he was beginning to lead you in the right way? You bore me!’. Quick outline of Jeremiah. Has this ever happened before. When you get there, I’ll tell you what I have to say.” 3-4 So I went to the potter’s house, and sure enough, the potter was there, working away at his wheel. Look closely. except the gowns are stained with the blood of your victims! Yes, you—House of Israel!God’s Message: “What did your ancestors find fault with in me    that they drifted so far from me,Took up with Sir Windbag    and turned into windbags themselves? 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 Eugene H. Peterson by NavPress Publishing. The Message Deluxe Gift Bible, Sunlight/Grass Leather-Look, The Message Large-Print Deluxe Gift Bible--soft leather-look, teal, The Message Canvas Bible: Coloring and Journaling the Story of God, Leather-Look, Gold Leaf, The Message, Numbered Edition, Personal Size, with Topical Concordance, The Message Outreach Edition, Large-Print, softcover. All I ever see of them is their backsides. Israel was GOD’s holy choice, the pick of the crop. (2) The gate of the Lord's house.--As a priest, Jeremiah would have access to all parts of the Temple. Jeremiah also looks forward to a righteous king from the line of David to arise in the future, and although He has been born (Mt 2:2), the Lord Jesus Christ has yet to take office in Jerusalem. except the gowns are stained with the blood of your victims! You bore me!’All I ever see of them is their backsides. I’ve never chased after the Baal sex gods’! Your evil ways will get you a sound thrashing, that’s what you’ll get. Young women don’t forget their jewelry, do they? (26-28) The shame of Israel. 1-2 “And when the time comes”—God’s Decree!—“I’ll see to it that they dig up the bones of the kings of Judah, the bones of the princes and priests and prophets, and … “Because of all this, I’m bringing charges against you”. ’s Message: “What did your ancestors find fault with in me, It never occurred to them to say, ‘Where’s, Who took care of us through thick and thin, those rough-and-tumble. Am I nothing but a dead-end street?Why do my people say, ‘Good riddance! Moreover, the word of the Lord came to me, saying. to try out another sin-project when the first one fails? “As the thief is ashamed when he is found out, So is the house of Israel … 20-22 “A long time ago you broke out of the harness. 2-3 “Say, ‘Listen, all you people of Judah who come through these gates to worship God. Visiting every sex-and-religion shrine on the way, You were a select vine when I planted you. Your Sex-and-Religion Obsessions - GOD’s Message came to me as follows: “If a man’s wife walks out on him And marries another man, can he take her back as if nothing had happened? The prophet's redemptive, reconstructive work comprises the book's portrait of the future--a future that we see fulfilled in the New Testament through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus the Messiah. treating them like dirt and sweeping them away. Why wear yourself out? Why not go to your handcrafted gods you’re so fond of? Take a long, hard look at what you’ve done and its bitter results. There’s nothing left of her but a few old bones, Egyptians from the cities of Memphis and Tahpanhes. stuck with me through all the hard places. And isn’t that what you’ve done— ‘whored’ your way with god after god? Jeremiah 1 Jeremiah 3 Jeremiah 2 The Message (MSG) Israel Was God’s Holy Choice 2 1-3 God’s Message came to me. I assumed that after she had gotten it out of her system, she’d come back, but she didn’t. Young women don’t forget their jewelry, do they? It went like this: “Get out in the streets and call to Jerusalem. Just what are you after anyway? Have you ever seen anything quite like this? You’ll pay dearly for your disloyal ways. Why wear yourself out? Why not go to your handcrafted gods you’re so fond of? You stayed with me through the wilderness years, stuck with me through all the hard places. Was it worth it to have walked out on your God?”. I can’t quit.’. Don’t look now, but judgment’s on the way, aimed at you who say, ‘I’ve done nothing wrong.’. I’ve never chased after the Baal sex gods’!Well, look at the tracks you’ve left behind in the valley. “Just as a thief is chagrined, but only when caught. 19-20 God’s Message to me: “Go stand in the People’s Gate, the one used by Judah’s kings as they come and go, and then proceed in turn to all the gates of Jerusalem. It went like this: “Get out in the streets and call to Jerusalem, ‘GOD’s Message! It never occurred to them to say, ‘Where’s, Who took care of us through thick and thin, those rough-and-tumble. wilderness years of parched deserts and death valleys. Israel Forsakes God - The word of the LORD came to me: “Go and proclaim in the hearing of Jerusalem: “This is what the LORD says: “‘I remember the devotion of your youth, how as a bride you loved me and followed me through the wilderness, through a land not sown. a tangle of rancid growth, a poor excuse for a vine. Don’t look now, but judgment’s on the way, aimed at you who say, ‘I’ve done nothing wrong.’. Jeremiah’s teachings: God’s charges against Jerusalem (Jer 1–25) The people reject Jeremiah’s message (Jer 26–28) I’ve never chased after the Baal sex gods’! Jeremiah 1:1). Jeremiah lived and prophesied in the sixth century b.c., in the days leading up to the exile of Judah to Babylon, and then in the wake of that tragic event.Jeremiah’s prophecy exposes the rebellious hearts of God’s own people, which has led to their impending exile to a foreign land. 3 It continued to come to him during the time Jehoiakim son of Josiah reigned over Judah. cisterns that leak, cisterns that are no better than sieves. Sniffing the wind for the slightest scent of sex. Wouldn’t that raise a huge stink in the land? I remember your youthful loyalty, our love as newlyweds. And chased empty god-dreams and silly god-schemes. God -of-the-Angel-Armies, Israel’s God, has this to say to you: Rouse them. Jeremiah 2:27; Jeremiah 2:32 Read chapter in The Message Bible. This is what the LORD says: “I remember how eager you were to please me as a young bride long ago, how you loved … Your evil ways will get you a sound thrashing, that’s what you’ll get. Was it worth it to have walked out on your God?”. 2 God's Message began to come to him during the thirteenth year that Josiah son of Amos reigned over Judah. But when things go badly, they don’t hesitate to come running. And why do you think all this has happened? Save us!’Why not go to your handcrafted gods you’re so fond of? “My people have committed a compound sin: they’ve walked out on me, the fountain Of fresh flowing waters, and then dug cisterns— cisterns that leak, cisterns that are no better than sieves. “My people have committed a compound sin: Of fresh flowing waters, and then dug cisterns—. Let them save you from your bad times. I can’t stand to even look at you!”. I’m addicted to alien gods. I remember thee, etc. They never look me in the face.But when things go badly, they don’t hesitate to come running,    calling out, ‘Get a move on! God doesn’t mind. You cut and hurt a lot of people to get where you are. “Go and shout this message to Jerusalem. Who could possibly corral her!On the hunt for sex, sex, and more sex—    insatiable, indiscriminate, promiscuous. Sail to the western islands and look.Travel to the Kedar wilderness and look. You stayed with me through the wilderness years. born into a family with place and position? From now on we’re on our own’?Young women don’t forget their jewelry, do they? Was it worth it to have walked out on your God?”        God’s Decree, Master God-of-the-Angel-Armies. I remember your youthful loyalty, our love as newlyweds. You bore me!’. They’ve paid no attention to me, ignored my discipline. Rouse them. 2 "Get out in the streets and call to Jerusalem, 'God's Message! MSG Jeremiah 2 Israel Was God’s Holy Choice 1-3 God’s Message came to me. You’ll get not a lick of help from them.”. Just what are you after anyway?But you say, ‘I can’t help it. Maybe a cool drink of Nile River water?Or what do you think you’ll get by going off to Assyria? You cut and hurt a lot of people to get where you are.And yet you have the gall to say, ‘I’ve done nothing wrong. Caught along with their kings and princes, They walk up to a tree and say, ‘My father!’, They pick up a stone and say, ‘My mother! Verse 2. Jeremiah was to "go and cry in the hearing of Jerusalem," yet his message was about all Israel (Jeremiah 2:1-3). Throw up your hands in disbelief—this can’t be!”        God’s Decree.“My people have committed a compound sin:    they’ve walked out on me, the fountainOf fresh flowing waters, and then dug cisterns—    cisterns that leak, cisterns that are no better than sieves. How do you account for what is written in the desert dust—. Day after day after day they never give me a thought. 14-17 “Isn’t Israel a valued servant,    born into a family with place and position?So how did she end up a piece of meat    fought over by snarling and roaring lions?There’s nothing left of her but a few old bones,    her towns trashed and deserted.Egyptians from the cities of Memphis and Tahpanhes    have broken your skulls.And why do you think all this has happened? - In the cars of Jerusalem.Presumably Jeremiah had received his call at Anathoth (comp. 9-11 “Because of all this, I’m bringing charges against you”        —God’s Decree—    “charging you and your children and your grandchildren.Look around. Have you ever seen anything quite like this? 18-19 “And now, what do you think you’ll get by going off to Egypt? “Stand in shock, heavens, at what you see! “I’ve wasted my time trying to train your children. to try out another sin-project when the first one fails? I’m addicted to alien gods. I can’t stand to even look at you!”. “And now, what do you think you’ll get by going off to Egypt? 6-10 God spoke to me during the reign of King Josiah: “You have noticed, haven’t you, how fickle Israel has visited every hill and grove of trees as a whore at large? Have you ever seen anything quite like this? Throw up your hands in disbelief—this can’t be!” GOD’s Decree. This is a one-sided impression that is not based on the entire contents of the book. Read verse in The Message Bible Let them save you from your bad times. Jeremiah 2:2 "Go and proclaim in the hearing of Jerusalem that this is what the LORD says: 'I remember the devotion of your youth, your love as a bride, how you followed Me in the wilderness, in a land not sown. Maybe a long drink of Euphrates River water? Tracks of a camel in heat, running this way and that. This was after Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had taken Jehoiachin son of Jehoiakim king of Judah from Jerusalem into exile in Babylon, along with the leaders of Judah, the craftsmen, and the skilled laborers. Has this ever happened before. Rouse them. https://www.insight.org/resources/bible/the-major-prophets/jeremiah I can’t quit.’. cisterns that leak, cisterns that are no better than sieves. It never occurred to them to say, ‘Where’s God,    the God who got us out of Egypt,Who took care of us through thick and thin, those rough-and-tumble    wilderness years of parched deserts and death valleys,A land that no one who enters comes out of,    a cruel, inhospitable land?’. What is the Message of the Book of Jeremiah? Jeremiah chapter 2 KJV (King James Version) 1 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,. Well, look at the tracks you’ve left behind in the valley. All I ever see of them is their backsides. And chased empty god-dreams and silly god-schemes. 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