Jeremiah Chapter 16
3 For thus saith the LORD concerning the sons and concerning the daughters that are born in this place, and concerning their mothers that bare them, and concerning their fathers that begat them in this land;
4 They shall die of grievous deaths; they shall not be lamented; neither shall they be buried; but they shall be as dung upon the face of the earth: and they shall be consumed by the sword, and by famine; and their carcases shall be meat for the fowls of heaven, and for the beasts of the earth.
5 For thus saith the LORD, Enter not into the house of mourning, neither go to lament nor bemoan them: for I have taken away my peace from this people, saith the LORD, even lovingkindness and mercies.
9 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will cause to cease out of this place in your eyes, and in your days, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride.
10 And it shall come to pass, when thou shalt shew this people all these words, and they shall say unto thee, Wherefore hath the LORD pronounced all this great evil against us? or what is our iniquity? or what is our sin that we have committed against the LORD our God?
11 Then shalt thou say unto them, Because your fathers have forsaken me, saith the LORD, and have walked after other gods, and have served them, and have worshipped them, and have forsaken me, and have not kept my law;
15 But, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers.
16 Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith the LORD, and they shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.
19 O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.
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Meme's Jeremiah Chapter 16 comment on 8/24/2016, 8:40am...
I believe this chapter applies to past and present. All the verses can also be associated with today's society. Because of our disregard for the laws and commands of The Almighty, we will all come to know him before the end of this existence we call life.
Grace's Jeremiah Chapter 16 comment on 9/10/2015, 11:10pm...
Jeremiah 16 speaks of the consequences of willful sin, which happens when our hearts depart from the Lord and we serve the Gods of this world - the flesh, materialism and godlessness, All the while we may deceive ourselves by having a name that we are alive christians but we long died spritually. Such hypocrisy and departure from the Lord , God will judge. When we sin willfully after having come to the knowledge of truth, there is no more sacrifice for sin but JUDGEMENT. God however gives hope if we repent and serve him truly that he will forgive and restore us back to our rightful place in the kingdom of God, much like the prodigal son who was received back after wasting his life in wanton living.
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