Bible ~~- Older Testament ~~- JeremiYAH ~~- chapter 6 of 52 (30 verses.)

JeremiYAH 6Wrench

Jeremiah Predicts Unrepentant Judea's Fall
1 Punishment [YAH warns,] โ€œGather your [families,] you brats from [the tribe of] Benjamin {Right-Hand-Son}. Flee from the bowels of Jerusalem. Blow the trumpet in Tekoa {Trumpet-Town}. Set up a fire-signal in Beth-Haccerem {Vineyard-House}. For disaster threatens from the north. Great destruction [looms, ๐Ÿ˜‡]!
2 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion [Mount] Zion's daughter-city, [Jerusalem,] was a lovely and delicate woman, ๐Ÿ˜‡. But I'm cutting her off.
3 Punishment [Future nomad] shepherds bring their flocks [into your city]. [Sheep] munch [wild grass overgrowing her streets, ๐Ÿ˜‡]. [Ranchers] pitch their tents everywhere. Random [shepherds] carve pastures [out of your high-priced real-estate].
4 Punishment [The enemy shouts,] โ€˜Prepare to battle YAH's [fallen people]. Let's attack at noon!โ€™โ€ Woe [descends on] us, ๐Ÿ˜‡! The day wanes. Night shadows stretch over [our empire of lust].
5 War [The enemy shouts,] "Get up, [soldiers]! Letโ€™s attack at night! Letโ€™s destroy [Judea's] palaces!โ€
6 Punishment For YHVH-commander-of-armies says, โ€œ[Marauders,] cut down Jerusalem's trees to raise a siege-ramp against her. This is the city to be punished, ๐Ÿ˜‡. She's bursting with violence, totally filled with oppression.
7 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion *[False Judaism] pumps out wickedness like a fountain hurls out her waters. Violence and destruction resound in [ChristenDumb]. The grief and wounds [she] causes continually [poke] in my face, ๐Ÿ˜‡!
Wicked people misuse the Bible to consolidate their evil power.
8 Refusal To Learn / Intentional Ignorance Accept correction, Jerusalem, before I turn away from you. I can morph your [proud glory] into a desolate waste, a land without inhabitants.โ€
9 Oppression YHVH-commander-of-armies predicts: โ€œ[Attackers] thoroughly glean Israel's stragglers like [starving paupers strip] a vine.โ€ [YHVH says, โ€œPagan general,] keep returning your hand [to capture Israelis], like a harvester [piles] grapes into [his] baskets.โ€
10 Refusal To Learn / Intentional Ignorance *I give warnings to everyone I speak to. But do they hear? Look, ๐Ÿ˜‡: [humanity's] ear[s] lie dull. They won't listen! [Look!] YHVH's word insults the [hypocrites]. They bend [over backwards to evade] it.
11 Punishment So I fill with YHVH's fury. I'm tired of holding [it] in, ๐Ÿ˜‡. [YAH warns,] โ€œI come to pour out [my fury] on brats everywhere, including on the [religiots' phony] youth-group gathering[s]. [Invaders] kidnap [every] husband and wife, up to the old [people] full of days.โ€
12 Punishment [Enemy generals] come to give [the Israelis'] houses, fields and wives to [pagans, ๐Ÿ˜‡]. YHVH foretells, โ€œI stretch out my hand [to strike] the [criminal] inhabitants of the [promised] land.โ€
13 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion *For from the least up to the greatest, everyone is devoted to greed, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Everyone deals falsely, from the prophet to the priest.
14 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion *The [religionists] merely superficially heal the [infected, festering sore plauguing] my daughter-populace. [Preachers whine], โ€˜Peace, peace,โ€™ where no peace exists, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
15 Sin (Breaking YAH's Laws) *Are [humans] embarrassed when they commit abomination, ๐Ÿ˜‡? No, they're not at all ashamed. They can't even blush. So they careen [down] with the fallen [dead]. Their time comes up. So I visit them. I hurl them down [into eternal death],โ€ warns YHVH.
16 Refusal To Learn / Intentional Ignorance *YHVH says, โ€œStand at [life's] crossroads, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Look! Ask, โ€˜Where are the old paths?โ€™ Walk in the good way. Then you'll find rest for your souls.โ€ But [humanity] says, โ€˜We won't walk in [the old ways]!โ€™
Fools fantasize that the newest gadget is far more important that the ancient law of YHVH. Idiots think iPhones are more important than Amish wisdom.
17 Refusal To Learn / Intentional Ignorance โ€”So I set watchmen over you, ๐Ÿ˜‡. [I] say, โ€˜Listen to the sound of [the prophet's] trumpet.โ€™ But [humanity] answers, โ€˜We won't listen!โ€™
18 Spiritual Vision โ€”So hear, you beast-nations. See, multitude[s], what's [coming] to you.
19 Refusal To Learn / Intentional Ignorance *Listen [up], earth[lings]. Watch, ๐Ÿ˜‡! I'm bringing upon [my rebel] people the disastrous fruit of their schemes, because they never listen to my words nor my law. They [constantly] reject [the instruction of their Creator].
YAH's Word is Life. To ignore YAH's Word is to choose to die. If you reject YAH's Word, you cut off the branch you're sitting on.
20 Pagan Sacrifices [You] haul me incense from Sheba {Seven}, and sweet cane from distant land[s]. For what? Your burnt offerings disgust [me]. Your putrid sacrifices [sicken] me.โ€
The Levitical system functioned so that people could learn to give up their food to feed needy people, not so people could burn up stuff in a vain effort to treat YHVH like a hungry pagan demon god.
21 Punishment YHVH continues, โ€œLook, ๐Ÿ˜‡! I lay stumbling-blocks before this populace. Fathers & sons together fall upon the [โ€˜rocksโ€™]. Neighbors & friends perish.โ€
22 War YHVH says, โ€œSee, ๐Ÿ˜‡! A population streams from the north country. [I] rouse a massive beast-nation from the ends of the earth.
23 War The invaders grab hold on bow and spear. They're cruel, without mercy, ๐Ÿ˜‡. The [attackers' unified] voice roars like ocean [waves]. They ride upon horses. They set their men of war in array to fight you, [mount] Zion's daughter-population.โ€
24 Fear We've [all] heard our assailants' fame. Our hands fall limp, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Anguish seizes us. [We cry in] pain, like a woman in labor.
25 Fear Don't go out into the field. Don't walk on the road. For the sword of the enemy [spreads] terror on every side, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
26 Repentance Oh my daughter-populace, wrap your body in sackcloth. Wallow in ashes, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Mourn in terribly bitter lamentation, like [you would if] your only son [died]. The spoiler rushes to [pounce] on us!
27 Spiritual Vision [YAH continues,]โ€œI set you, ๐Ÿ˜‡, as a tower and a fortress among my people, to see and test their way [of life].
28 Corruption All [unregenerate mortals] are grievous rebels. [They] walk [around spreading] slander. They're [not gold. They're] brass and iron, ๐Ÿ˜‡. They corrupt, [not enhance, the universe].
29 Evil (The concept of) [War's] bellows blast hot. Fire vaporizes lead. But the smelter melts [humanity] in vain, ๐Ÿ˜‡. No [natural process] ever removes [humanity's] wickedness.โ€
30 Evil (The concept of) [ ๐Ÿ˜‡, the angels] call humans: โ€˜silver-dross-scrapโ€™, because YHVH rejects [unrepentant humanity].