How Israel Can Return to the LORD 4 1The LORD said:   Israel, if you really want to come back to me, get rid of those disgusting idols. 2Make promises only in my name, and do what you promise! Then all nations will praise me, and I will bless them. 3 People of Jerusalem and Judah, don't be so stubborn! Your hearts have become hard, like unplowed ground where thornbushes grow. 4With all your hearts, keep the agreement I made with you. But if you are stubborn and keep on sinning, my anger will burn like a fire that cannot be put out. Disaster Is Coming The LORD said:   5 “Sound the trumpets, my people. Warn the people of Judah,[S] ‘Run for your lives! 6Head for Jerusalem or another walled town!’   “Jeremiah, tell them I'm sending disaster from the north. 7An army will come out, like a lion from its den. It will destroy nations and leave your towns empty and in ruins.”   8Then I told the people of Israel, “Put on sackcloth![T] Mourn and cry out, ‘The LORD is still angry with us.’ ”   9The LORD said,   “When all this happens, the king and his officials, the prophets and the priests will be shocked and terrified.”   10I said, “You are the LORD God. So why have you fooled everyone, especially the people of Jerusalem? Why did you promise peace, when a knife is at our throats?” The Coming Disaster 111211-12When disaster comes, the LORD will tell you people of Jerusalem,   “I am sending a windstorm from the desert— not a welcome breeze.[U] And it will sweep you away as punishment for your sins. 13Look! The enemy army swoops down like an eagle; their cavalry and chariots race faster than storm clouds blown by the wind.”   Then you will answer, “We are doomed!”   14But Jerusalem, there is still time for you to be saved. Wash the evil from your hearts and stop making sinful plans, 15before a message of disaster arrives from the hills of Ephraim and the town of Dan.[V]   161716-17The LORD said,   “Tell the nations that my people have rebelled against me. And so an army will come from far away to surround Jerusalem and the towns of Judah. I, the LORD, have spoken.   18“People of Judah, your hearts will be in pain, but it's your own fault that you will be punished.” Jeremiah's Vision of the Coming Punishment 19I can't stand the pain! My heart pounds, as I twist and turn in agony. I hear the signal trumpet and the battle cry of the enemy, and I cannot be silent. 20I see the enemy defeating us time after time, leaving everything in ruins. Even my own home is destroyed in a moment. 21How long will I see enemy flags and hear their trumpets?   22I heard the LORD say, “My people ignore me. They are foolish children who do not understand that they will be punished. All they know is how to sin.”   23After this, I looked around. The earth was barren, with no form of life. The sun, moon, and stars had disappeared. 24The mountains were shaking; 25no people could be seen, and all the birds had flown away. 26Farmland had become a desert, and towns were in ruins. The LORD's fierce anger had done all of this. The Death of Jerusalem 272827-28The LORD said:   I have made my decision, and I won't change my mind. This land will be destroyed, although not completely. The sky will turn dark, and the earth will mourn.   29Enemy cavalry and archers shout their battle cry. People run for their lives and try to find safety among trees and rocks. Every town is empty.   30Jerusalem, your land has been wiped out. But you act like a prostitute and try to win back your lovers, who now hate you. You can put on a red dress, gold jewelry, and eye shadow, but it's no use— your lovers are out to kill you!   31I heard groaning and crying. Was it a woman giving birth to her first child? No, it was Jerusalem, gasping for breath and begging for help. “I'm dying!” she said. “They have murdered me.”
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