Jeremiah asks God not to carry him away with the wicked, and He receives reassurance that the LORD will deliver Him.

BibleGateway: Jeremiah 15:11-20

ESV Text: Jeremiah 15:11-20

Jeremiah 15:11–20 (Listen)

11 The LORD said, “Have I not1 set you free for their good? Have I not pleaded for you before the enemy in the time of trouble and in the time of distress? 12 Can one break iron, iron from the north, and bronze?

13 “Your wealth and your treasures I will give as spoil, without price, for all your sins, throughout all your territory. 14 I will make you serve your enemies in a land that you do not know, for in my anger a fire is kindled that shall burn forever.”


15   O LORD, you know;
    remember me and visit me,
    and take vengeance for me on my persecutors.
  In your forbearance take me not away;
    know that for your sake I bear reproach.
16   Your words were found, and I ate them,
    and your words became to me a joy
    and the delight of my heart,
  for I am called by your name,
    O LORD, God of hosts.
17   I did not sit in the company of revelers,
    nor did I rejoice;
  I sat alone, because your hand was upon me,
    for you had filled me with indignation.
18   Why is my pain unceasing,
    my wound incurable,
    refusing to be healed?
  Will you be to me like a deceitful brook,
    like waters that fail?


19   Therefore thus says the LORD:
  “If you return, I will restore you,
    and you shall stand before me.
  If you utter what is precious, and not what is worthless,
    you shall be as my mouth.
  They shall turn to you,
    but you shall not turn to them.
20   And I will make you to this people
    a fortified wall of bronze;
  they will fight against you,
    but they shall not prevail over you,
  for I am with you
    to save you and deliver you,
      declares the LORD.

Footnotes

[1] 15:11 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain

(ESV)


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 15
11 The LORD said, Verily it shall be well with thy remnant; verily I will cause the enemy to entreat thee well in the time of evil and in the time of affliction. 12 Shall iron break the northern iron and the steel? 13 Thy substance and thy treasures will I give to the spoil without price, and that for all thy sins, even in all thy borders. 14 And I will make thee to pass with thine enemies into a land which thou knowest not: for a fire is kindled in mine anger, which shall burn upon you.

     15 O LORD, thou knowest: remember me, and visit me, and revenge me of my persecutors; take me not away in thy longsuffering: know that for thy sake I have suffered rebuke. 16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts. 17 I sat not in the assembly of the mockers, nor rejoiced; I sat alone because of thy hand: for thou hast filled me with indignation. 18 Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuseth to be healed? wilt thou be altogether unto me as a liar, and as waters that fail? 19 Therefore thus saith the LORD, If thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before me: and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth: let them return unto thee; but return not thou unto them. 20 And I will make thee unto this people a fenced brazen wall: and they shall fight against thee, but they shall not prevail against thee: for I am with thee to save thee and to deliver thee, saith the LORD.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 209:
Who is this that Comes from Edom

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Who Is this that comes from Edom, 
All His raiment stained with blood; 
To the captive speaking freedom, 
Bringing and bestowing good; 
Glorious in the garb He wears, 
Glorious in the spoil He bears? 

2. ‘Tis the Savior, now victorious, 
Traveling onward in His might; 
‘Tis the Savior; oh, how glorious 
To His people is the sight! 
Satan conquered and the grave, 
Jesus now is strong to save. 

3. Why that blood His raiment staining? 
‘Tis the blood of many slain; 
Of His foes there’s none remaining, 
None the contest to maintain. 
Fall’n they are, no more to rise; 
All their glory prostrate lies. 

4. Mighty Victor, reign forever, 
Wear the crown so dearly won; 
Never shall Thy people, never, 
Cease to sing what Thou hast done. 
Thou hast fought Thy people’s foes; 
Thou hast healed Thy people’s woes. 


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