Jeremiah 11
American Standard Version
The Broken Covenant

1The word that came to Jeremiah from Jehovah, saying, 2Hear ye the words of this covenant, and speak unto the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem; 3and say thou unto them, Thus saith Jehovah, the God of Israel: Cursed be the man that heareth not the words of this covenant, 4which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the iron furnace, saying, Obey my voice, and do them, according to all which I command you: so shall ye be my people, and I will be your God; 5that I may establish the oath which I sware unto your fathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as at this day. Then answered I, and said, Amen, O Jehovah.

6And Jehovah said unto me, Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, saying, Hear ye the words of this covenant, and do them. 7For I earnestly protested unto your fathers in the day that I brought them up out of the land of Egypt, even unto this day, rising early and protesting, saying, Obey my voice. 8Yet they obeyed not, nor inclined their ear, but walked every one in the stubbornness of their evil heart: therefore I brought upon them all the words of this covenant, which I commanded them to do, but they did them not.

9And Jehovah said unto me, A conspiracy is found among the men of Judah, and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 10They are turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers, who refused to hear my words; and they are gone after other gods to serve them: the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken my covenant which I made with their fathers. 11Therefore thus saith Jehovah, Behold, I will bring evil upon them, which they shall not be able to escape; and they shall cry unto me, but I will not hearken unto them. 12Then shall the cities of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem go and cry unto the gods unto which they offer incense: but they will not save them at all in the time of their trouble. 13For according to the number of thy cities are thy gods, O Judah; and according to the number of the streets of Jerusalem have ye set up altars to the shameful thing, even altars to burn incense unto Baal.

14Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them; for I will not hear them in the time that they cry unto me because of their trouble.

15What hath my beloved to do in my house, seeing she hath wrought lewdness with many, and the holy flesh is passed from thee? when thou doest evil, then thou rejoicest.

16Jehovah called thy name, A green olive-tree, fair with goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he hath kindled fire upon it, and the branches of it are broken.

17For Jehovah of hosts, who planted thee, hath pronounced evil against thee, because of the evil of the house of Israel and of the house of Judah, which they have wrought for themselves in provoking me to anger by offering incense unto Baal.

The Plot Against Jeremiah

18And Jehovah gave me knowledge of it, and I knew it: then thou showedst me their doings.

19But I was like a gentle lamb that is led to the slaughter; and I knew not that they had devised devices against me,'saying , Let us destroy the tree with the fruit thereof, and let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name may be no more remembered.

20But, O Jehovah of hosts, who judgest righteously, who triest the heart and the mind, I shall see thy vengeance on them; for unto thee have I revealed my cause.

21Therefore thus saith Jehovah concerning the men of Anathoth, that seek thy life, saying, Thou shalt not prophesy in the name of Jehovah, that thou die not by our hand; 22therefore thus saith Jehovah of hosts, Behold, I will punish them: the young men shall die by the sword; their sons and their daughters shall die by famine; 23and there shall be no remnant unto them: for I will bring evil upon the men of Anathoth, even the year of their visitation.

Section Headings Courtesy INT Bible
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1. Jeremiah proclaims God's covenant;
8. rebukes the peoples' disobeying thereof;
11. prophesies evils to come upon them;
18. and upon the men of Anathoth, for conspiring to kill him.
Jeremiah 1: The Words of Jeremiah

Jeremiah 2: Israel Has Forsaken God

Jeremiah 3: The Polluted Land

Jeremiah 4: God Calls Israel by His Promise

Jeremiah 5: No One is Just

Jeremiah 6: Jerusalem's Final Warning

Jeremiah 7: Jeremiah's Message at the Temple Gate

Jeremiah 8: Judah's Sin and Punishment

Jeremiah 9: Jeremiah's Continual Tears

Jeremiah 10: The Sovereignty of God

Jeremiah 11: The Broken Covenant

Jeremiah 12: The Prosperity of the Wicked

Jeremiah 13: The Linen Belt

Jeremiah 14: Drought, Famine, Sword, Pestilence

Jeremiah 15: Judgment to Continue

Jeremiah 16: Disaster is Predicted

Jeremiah 17: The Sin and Punishment of Judah

Jeremiah 18: The Potter and the Clay

Jeremiah 19: The Broken Jar

Jeremiah 20: Pashhur Persecutes Jeremiah

Jeremiah 21: Jerusalem Will Fall to Babylon

Jeremiah 22: A Warning for Judah's Kings

Jeremiah 23: David's Righteous Branch

Jeremiah 24: The Good and Bad Figs

Jeremiah 25: The Seventy Year Captivity

Jeremiah 26: Warning to the Cities of Judah

Jeremiah 27: The Yoke of Nebuchadnezzar

Jeremiah 28: Hananiah's False Prophecy

Jeremiah 29: Jeremiah's Letter to the Exiles

Jeremiah 30: Restoration of Israel and Judah

Jeremiah 31: Mourning Turned to Joy

Jeremiah 32: Jeremiah Buys Hanamel's Field

Jeremiah 33: Restoration Promised Again

Jeremiah 34: A Prophecy Against Zedekiah

Jeremiah 35: Obedience of the Rechabites

Jeremiah 36: Jeremiah's Scroll Read in the Temple

Jeremiah 37: Jeremiah Warns Zedekiah

Jeremiah 38: Jeremiah Cast Into the Cistern

Jeremiah 39: The Fall of Jerusalem

Jeremiah 40: Jeremiah Remains in Judah

Jeremiah 41: Gedaliah Assassinated

Jeremiah 42: Warning Against Going to Egypt

Jeremiah 43: Jeremiah Taken to Egypt

Jeremiah 44: Judgment on the Jews in Egypt

Jeremiah 45: Jeremiah's Message to Baruch

Jeremiah 46: The Judgment on Egypt

Jeremiah 47: The Judgment on the Philistines

Jeremiah 48: The Judgment on Moab

Jeremiah 49: The Judgment on the Ammonites

Jeremiah 50: The Judgment on Babylon

Jeremiah 51: Severe Judgment Against Babylon

Jeremiah 52: The Fall of Jerusalem Recounted

Jeremiah 10
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