Jeremiah Chapter 2 - King James Strong Number Version

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Moreover the word [H1697] of the LORD [H3068] came to me, saying, [H0559]
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Go [H1980] and cry [H7121] in the ears [H0241] of Jerusalem, [H3389] saying, [H0559] Thus saith [H0559] the LORD; [H3068] I remember [H2142] thee, the kindness [H2617] of thy youth, [H5271] the love [H0160] of thine espousals, [H3623] when thou wentest [H3212] after [H0310] me in the wilderness, [H4057] in a land [H0776] [that was] not sown. [H2232]
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Israel [H3478] [was] holiness [H6944] unto the LORD, [H3068] [and] the firstfruits [H7225] of his increase: [H8393] all that devour [H0398] him shall offend; [H0816] evil [H7451] shall come [H0935] upon them, saith [H5002] the LORD. [H3068]
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Hear [H8085] ye the word [H1697] of the LORD, [H3068] O house [H1004] of Jacob, [H3290] and all the families [H4940] of the house [H1004] of Israel: [H3478]
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Thus saith [H0559] the LORD, [H3068] What iniquity [H5766] have your fathers [H0001] found [H4672] in me, that they are gone far [H7368] from me, and have walked [H3212] after [H0310] vanity, [H1892] and are become vain? [H1891]
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Neither said [H0559] they, Where [is] the LORD [H3068] that brought us up [H5927] out of the land [H0776] of Egypt, [H4714] that led [H3212] us through the wilderness, [H4057] through a land [H0776] of deserts [H6160] and of pits, [H7745] through a land [H0776] of drought, [H6723] and of the shadow of death, [H6757] through a land [H0776] that no man [H0376] passed [H5674] through, and where no man [H0120] dwelt? [H3427]
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And I brought [H0935] you into a plentiful [H3759] country, [H0776] to eat [H0398] the fruit [H6529] thereof and the goodness [H2898] thereof; but when ye entered, [H0935] ye defiled [H2930] my land, [H0776] and made [H7760] mine heritage [H5159] an abomination. [H8441]
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The priests [H3548] said [H0559] not, Where [is] the LORD? [H3068] and they that handle [H8610] the law [H8451] knew [H3045] me not: the pastors [H7462] also transgressed [H6586] against me, and the prophets [H5030] prophesied [H5012] by Baal, [H1168] and walked [H1980] after [H0310] [things that] do not profit. [H3276]
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Wherefore I will yet plead [H7378] with you, saith [H5002] the LORD, [H3068] and with your children's [H1121] children [H1121] will I plead. [H7378]
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For pass over [H5674] the isles [H0339] of Chittim, [H3794] and see; [H7200] and send [H7971] unto Kedar, [H6938] and consider [H0995] diligently, [H3966] and see [H7200] if there be such a thing.
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Hath a nation [H1471] changed [H3235] [their] gods, [H0430] which [are] yet no gods? [H0430] but my people [H5971] have changed [H4171] their glory [H3519] for [that which] doth not profit. [H3276]
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Be astonished, [H8074] O ye heavens, [H8064] at this, and be horribly afraid, [H8175] be ye very [H3966] desolate, [H2717] saith [H5002] the LORD. [H3068]
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For my people [H5971] have committed [H6213] two [H8147] evils; [H7451] they have forsaken [H5800] me the fountain [H4726] of living [H2416] waters, [H4325] [and] hewed them out [H2672] cisterns, [H0877] broken [H7665] cisterns, [H0877] that can hold [H3557] no water. [H4325]
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[Is] Israel [H3478] a servant? [H5650] [is] he a homeborn [H1004] [H3211] [slave]? why [H4069] is he spoiled? [H0957]
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The young lions [H3715] roared [H7580] upon him, [and] yelled, [H5414] [H6963] and they made [H7896] his land [H0776] waste: [H8047] his cities [H5892] are burned [H3341] without inhabitant. [H3427]
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Also the children [H1121] of Noph [H5297] and Tahapanes [H8471] have broken [H7462] the crown of thy head. [H6936]
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Hast thou not procured [H6213] this unto thyself, in that thou hast forsaken [H5800] the LORD [H3068] thy God, [H0430] when [H6256] he led [H3212] thee by the way? [H1870]
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And now what hast thou to do in the way [H1870] of Egypt, [H4714] to drink [H8354] the waters [H4325] of Sihor? [H7883] or what hast thou to do in the way [H1870] of Assyria, [H0804] to drink [H8354] the waters [H4325] of the river? [H5104]
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Thine own wickedness [H7451] shall correct [H3256] thee, and thy backslidings [H4878] shall reprove [H3198] thee: know [H3045] therefore and see [H7200] that [it is] an evil [H7451] [thing] and bitter, [H4751] that thou hast forsaken [H5800] the LORD [H3068] thy God, [H0430] and that my fear [H6345] [is] not in thee, saith [H5002] the Lord [H0136] GOD [H3069] of hosts. [H6635]
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For of old [H5769] time I have broken [H7665] thy yoke, [H5923] [and] burst [H5423] thy bands; [H4147] and thou saidst, [H0559] I will not transgress; [H5674] when upon every high [H1364] hill [H1389] and under every green [H7488] tree [H6086] thou wanderest, [H6808] playing the harlot. [H2181]
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Yet I had planted [H5193] thee a noble vine, [H8321] wholly a right [H0571] seed: [H2233] how then art thou turned [H2015] into the degenerate [H5494] plant of a strange [H5237] vine [H1612] unto me?
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For though thou wash [H3526] thee with nitre, [H5427] and take thee much [H7235] soap, [H1287] [yet] thine iniquity [H5771] is marked [H3799] before [H6440] me, saith [H5002] the Lord [H0136] GOD. [H3069]
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How canst thou say, [H0559] I am not polluted, [H2930] I have not gone [H1980] after [H0310] Baalim? [H1168] see [H7200] thy way [H1870] in the valley, [H1516] know [H3045] what thou hast done: [H6213] [thou art] a swift [H7031] dromedary [H1072] traversing [H8308] her ways; [H1870]
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A wild ass [H6501] used [H3928] to the wilderness, [H4057] [that] snuffeth up [H7602] the wind [H7307] at her [H5315] pleasure; [H0185] in her occasion [H8385] who can turn her away? [H7725] all they that seek [H1245] her will not weary [H3286] themselves; in her month [H2320] they shall find [H4672] her.
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Withhold [H4513] thy foot [H7272] from being unshod, [H3182] and thy throat [H1627] from thirst: [H6773] but thou saidst, [H0559] There is no hope: [H2976] no; for I have loved [H0157] strangers, [H2114] and after [H0310] them will I go. [H3212]
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As the thief [H1590] is ashamed [H1322] when he is found, [H4672] so is the house [H1004] of Israel [H3478] ashamed; [H3001] they, their kings, [H4428] their princes, [H8269] and their priests, [H3548] and their prophets, [H5030]
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Saying [H0559] to a stock, [H6086] Thou [art] my father; [H0001] and to a stone, [H0068] Thou hast brought me forth: [H3205] for they have turned [H6437] [their] back [H6203] unto me, and not [their] face: [H6440] but in the time [H6256] of their trouble [H7451] they will say, [H0559] Arise, [H6965] and save [H3467] us.
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But where [are] thy gods [H0430] that thou hast made [H6213] thee? let them arise, [H6965] if they can save [H3467] thee in the time [H6256] of thy trouble: [H7451] for [according to] the number [H4557] of thy cities [H5892] are thy gods, [H0430] O Judah. [H3063]
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Wherefore will ye plead [H7378] with me? ye all have transgressed [H6586] against me, saith [H5002] the LORD. [H3068]
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In vain [H7723] have I smitten [H5221] your children; [H1121] they received [H3947] no correction: [H4148] your own sword [H2719] hath devoured [H0398] your prophets, [H5030] like a destroying [H7843] lion. [H0738]
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O generation, [H1755] see [H7200] ye the word [H1697] of the LORD. [H3068] Have I been a wilderness [H4057] unto Israel? [H3478] a land [H0776] of darkness? [H3991] wherefore say [H0559] my people, [H5971] We are lords; [H7300] we will come [H0935] no more unto thee?
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Can a maid [H1330] forget [H7911] her ornaments, [H5716] [or] a bride [H3618] her attire? [H7196] yet my people [H5971] have forgotten [H7911] me days [H3117] without number. [H4557]
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Why trimmest [H3190] thou thy way [H1870] to seek [H1245] love? [H0160] therefore hast thou also taught [H3925] the wicked ones [H7451] thy ways. [H1870]
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Also in thy skirts [H3671] is found [H4672] the blood [H1818] of the souls [H5315] of the poor [H0034] innocents: [H5355] I have not found [H4672] it by secret search, [H4290] but upon all these.
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Yet thou sayest, [H0559] Because I am innocent, [H5352] surely his anger [H0639] shall turn [H7725] from me. Behold, I will plead [H8199] with thee, because thou sayest, [H0559] I have not sinned. [H2398]
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Why gaddest thou about [H0235] so much [H3966] to change [H8138] thy way? [H1870] thou also shalt be ashamed [H0954] of Egypt, [H4714] as thou wast ashamed [H0954] of Assyria. [H0804]
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Yea, thou shalt go forth [H3318] from him, and thine hands [H3027] upon thine head: [H7218] for the LORD [H3068] hath rejected [H3988] thy confidences, [H4009] and thou shalt not prosper [H6743] in them.