We use cookies to enhance your experience on our website. By continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more
Select Bible Use this Lookup to open a specific Bible and passage. Start here to select a Bible.
Make selected Bible the default for Lookup tool.
Book: Ch.V. Select book from A-Z list, enter chapter and verse number, and click "Go."
:
OR
  • Previous Result
  • Results
  • Look It Up Highlight any word or phrase, then click the button to begin a new search.
  • Highlight On / Off
  • Next Result

The Jewish Study Bible Contextualizes the Hebrew Bible with accompanying scholarly text on Jewish traditions and history.

Chapter 1

Previous
Jump to: Select book from A-Z list, enter chapter and verse number, and click "Go."
Next

1The words of Jeremiah son of Hilkiah, one of the priests at Anathoth in the territory of Benjamin. 2The word of the LORD came to him in the days of King Josiah son of Amon of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign, 3 and throughout the days of King Jehoiakim son of Josiah of Judah, and until the end of the eleventh year of King Zedekiah son of Josiah of Judah, when Jerusalem went into exile in the fifth month.

4The word of the LORD came to me:

5Before I created you in the womb, I selected you; Before you were born, I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet concerning the nations. 6I replied: Ah, Lord GOD! I don't know how to speak, For I am still a boy. 7And the LORD said to me: Do not say, “I am still a boy,” But go wherever I send you And speak whatever I command you. 8Have no fear of them, For I am with you to deliver you

—declares the LORD

9The LORD put out His hand and touched my mouth, and the LORD said to me: Herewith I put My words into your mouth.

10See, I appoint you this day Over nations and kingdoms: To uproot and to pull down, To destroy and to overthrow, To build and to plant.

11The word of the LORD came to me: What do you see, Jeremiah? I replied: I see a branch of an almond tree. a Heb. shaqed.

12The LORD said to me: You have seen right, For I am watchful b Heb. shoqed. to bring My word to pass.

13And the word of the LORD came to me a second time: What do you see? I replied:

I see a steaming pot, c‐ Meaning of Heb. uncertain. Tipped away from the north. ‐c Meaning of Heb. uncertain. 14And the LORD said to me: From the north shall disaster break loose Upon all the inhabitants of the land! 15For I am summoning all the peoples Of the kingdoms of the north

—declares the LORD

They shall come, and shall each set up a throne Before the gates of Jerusalem, Against its walls roundabout, And against all the towns of Judah. 16And I will argue My case against them d I.e., against Jerusalem and Judah. For all their wickedness: They have forsaken Me And sacrificed to other gods And worshiped the works of their hands. 17So you, gird up your loins, Arise and speak to them All that I command you. Do not break down before them, Lest I break you before them. 18I make you this day A fortified city, And an iron pillar, And bronze walls Against the whole land— Against Judah's kings and officers, And against its priests and citizens. a Lit. “the people of the land.” 19They will attack you, But they shall not overcome you; For I am with you—declares the LORD—to save you.

Notes:

a Heb. shaqed.

b Heb. shoqed.

c‐c Meaning of Heb. uncertain.

d I.e., against Jerusalem and Judah.

a Lit. “the people of the land.”

  • Previous Result
  • Results
  • Look It Up Highlight any word or phrase, then click the button to begin a new search.
  • Highlight On / Off
  • Next Result
Oxford University Press

© 2019. All Rights Reserved. Cookie Policy | Privacy Policy | Legal Notice