Jeremiah 11:4
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New International Version
the terms I commanded your ancestors when I brought them out of Egypt, out of the iron-smelting furnace.' I said, 'Obey me and do everything I command you, and you will be my people, and I will be your God.

New Living Translation
For I said to your ancestors when I brought them out of the iron-smelting furnace of Egypt, "If you obey me and do whatever I command you, then you will be my people, and I will be your God."

English Standard Version
that I commanded your fathers when I brought them out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, Listen to my voice, and do all that I command you. So shall you be my people, and I will be your God,

New American Standard Bible
which I commanded your forefathers in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, 'Listen to My voice, and do according to all which I command you; so you shall be My people, and I will be your God,'

King James Bible
Which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, Obey my voice, and do them, according to all which I command you: so shall ye be my people, and I will be your God:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
which I commanded your ancestors when I brought them out of the land of Egypt, out of the iron furnace.' I declared: 'Obey Me, and do everything that I command you, and you will be My people, and I will be your God,'

International Standard Version
which I commanded to your ancestors on the day I brought them out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace. I said, 'Obey me and do everything that I commanded you. Then you will be my people and I'll be your God.'

NET Bible
Those are the terms that I charged your ancestors to keep when I brought them out of Egypt, that place which was like an iron-smelting furnace. I said at that time, "Obey me and carry out the terms of the agreement exactly as I commanded you. If you do, you will be my people and I will be your God.

New Heart English Bible
which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the iron furnace, saying, "Obey my voice, and do them, according to all which I command you: so you shall be my people, and I will be your God;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I made this promise to your ancestors when I brought them out of Egypt, which was an iron smelter. I said, "Obey me, and do everything that I have told you to do. Then you will be my people, and I will be your God.

JPS Tanakh 1917
which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the iron furnace, saying: Hearken to My voice, and do them, according to all which I command you; so shall ye be My people, and I will be your God;

New American Standard 1977
which I commanded your forefathers in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, ‘Listen to My voice, and do according to all which I command you; so you shall be My people, and I will be your God,’

Jubilee Bible 2000
which I commanded your fathers the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying unto them, hear my voice and comply with my words according to all which I command you; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God

King James 2000 Bible
Which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, Obey my voice, and do them, according to all which I command you: so shall you be my people, and I will be your God:

American King James Version
Which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, Obey my voice, and do them, according to all which I command you: so shall you be my people, and I will be your God:

American Standard Version
which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the iron furnace, saying, Obey my voice, and do them, according to all which I command you: so shall ye be my people, and I will be your God;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying: Hear ye my voice, and do all things that I command you: and you shall be my people, and I will be your God:

Darby Bible Translation
which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, Hearken unto my voice and do them, according to all that I command you; so shall ye be my people, and I will be your God:

English Revised Version
which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the iron furnace, saying, Obey my voice, and do them, according to all which I command you: so shall ye be my people, and I will be your God:

Webster's Bible Translation
Which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth from the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, Obey my voice, and do them, according to all which I command you: so shall ye be my people, and I will be your God:

World English Bible
which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the iron furnace, saying, Obey my voice, and do them, according to all which I command you: so you shall be my people, and I will be your God;

Young's Literal Translation
That I commanded your fathers, In the day of My bringing them out from the land of Egypt, Out of the iron furnace, saying, Hearken to My voice, and ye have done them, According to all that I command you, And ye have been to Me for a people, And I am to you for God,
Study Bible
The Broken Covenant
3and say to them, 'Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, "Cursed is the man who does not heed the words of this covenant 4which I commanded your forefathers in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, Listen to My voice, and do according to all which I command you; so you shall be My people, and I will be your God,' 5in order to confirm the oath which I swore to your forefathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as it is this day."'" Then I said, "Amen, O LORD."…
Cross References
Exodus 24:3
Then Moses came and recounted to the people all the words of the LORD and all the ordinances; and all the people answered with one voice and said, "All the words which the LORD has spoken we will do!"

Leviticus 26:3
'If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments so as to carry them out,

Deuteronomy 4:20
"But the LORD has taken you and brought you out of the iron furnace, from Egypt, to be a people for His own possession, as today.

Deuteronomy 11:27
the blessing, if you listen to the commandments of the LORD your God, which I am commanding you today;

1 Kings 8:51
(for they are Your people and Your inheritance which You have brought forth from Egypt, from the midst of the iron furnace),

Isaiah 30:6
The oracle concerning the beasts of the Negev. Through a land of distress and anguish, From where come lioness and lion, viper and flying serpent, They carry their riches on the backs of young donkeys And their treasures on camels' humps, To a people who cannot profit them;

Isaiah 48:10
"Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.

Jeremiah 7:23
"But this is what I commanded them, saying, 'Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you will be My people; and you will walk in all the way which I command you, that it may be well with you.'

Jeremiah 11:7
'For I solemnly warned your fathers in the day that I brought them up from the land of Egypt, even to this day, warning persistently, saying, "Listen to My voice."

Jeremiah 24:7
'I will give them a heart to know Me, for I am the LORD; and they will be My people, and I will be their God, for they will return to Me with their whole heart.
Treasury of Scripture

Which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, Obey my voice, and do them, according to all which I command you: so shall you be my people, and I will be your God:

I commanded.

Jeremiah 31:32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the …

Exodus 24:3-8 And Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD, and …

Deuteronomy 5:2,3 The LORD our God made a covenant with us in Horeb…

Deuteronomy 29:10-15 You stand this day all of you before the LORD your God; your captains …

Ezekiel 20:6-12 In the day that I lifted up my hand to them, to bring them forth …

Hebrews 8:8-10 For finding fault with them, he said, Behold, the days come, said the Lord…

iron.

Deuteronomy 4:20 But the LORD has taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron …

1 Kings 8:51 For they be your people, and your inheritance, which you brought …

Isaiah 48:10 Behold, I have refined you, but not with silver; I have chosen you …

obey.

Jeremiah 7:22,23 For I spoke not to your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that …

Jeremiah 26:13 Therefore now amend your ways and your doings, and obey the voice …

Exodus 20:6 And showing mercy to thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Exodus 23:21,22 Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not …

Leviticus 26:3,12 If you walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them…

Deuteronomy 11:27 A blessing, if you obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which …

Deuteronomy 28:1 And it shall come to pass, if you shall listen diligently to the …

1 Samuel 15:22 And Samuel said, Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings …

Zechariah 6:15 And they that are far off shall come and build in the temple of the …

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you: …

Hebrews 5:9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation …

ye be.

Jeremiah 24:7 And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the LORD: and …

Jeremiah 30:22 And you shall be my people, and I will be your God.

Jeremiah 31:31,33 Behold, the days come, said the LORD, that I will make a new covenant …

Jeremiah 32:28 Therefore thus said the LORD; Behold, I will give this city into …

Genesis 17:8 And I will give to you, and to your seed after you, the land wherein …

Leviticus 26:12 And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and you shall be my people.

Ezekiel 11:20 That they may walk in my statutes, and keep my ordinances, and do …

Ezekiel 14:11 That the house of Israel may go no more astray from me, neither be …

Ezekiel 36:28 And you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and …

Ezekiel 37:23,27 Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor …

Zechariah 8:8 And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the middle of Jerusalem: …

Zechariah 13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine …

2 Corinthians 6:16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? for you are …

Hebrews 8:10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel …

Verse 4. - From the iron furnace; rather, out of the iron furnace. It is Egypt which is thus described (comp. Deuteronomy 4:20; 1 Kings 8:51). The oppression in Egypt was like the furnace in which iron is rendered malleable by heat (so Isaiah 48:10, "I have tested thee in the furnace of affliction"). Which I commanded your fathers,.... To observe and keep:

in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt: that is, quickly after, when they were in the wilderness, and before they came into the land of Canaan. The "day" seems to include the whole time from their coming out of Egypt, to their entrance into Canaan's land; it was in the first year of their coming out from thence that the law was given them on Mount Sinai, Exodus 19:1, and it was in the fortieth year, and when they were upon the borders of Canaan, that the covenant was made with them in the land of Moab, Deuteronomy 1:3, "from the iron furnace"; meaning Egypt, and their bondage and affliction in it, compared to an iron furnace for the grievousness of it, its long continuance, and the use of it to try and prove them; see Deuteronomy 4:20,

saying, obey my voice; in the law:

and do them; the commands of it, the words of the covenant:

according to all which I command you; everything was to be done that was commanded, and as it was commanded; a perfect and uniform obedience is to be yielded to the law, in order to enjoy the blessing, or a penalty is incurred:

so shall ye be my people, and I will be your God; this is the tenor of the covenant of works; covenant interest in God, according to the law, depends upon obedience; that is the condition of it; but the covenant of grace is not clogged with such a condition; but runs absolutely,

they shall be my people, and I will be their God, Jeremiah 32:39. 4. in the day—that is, when. The Sinaitic covenant was made some time after the exodus, but the two events are so connected as to be viewed as one.

iron furnace—(De 4:20; 1Ki 8:51). "Furnace" expresses the searching ordeal; "iron," the long duration of it. The furnace was of earth, not of iron (Ps 12:6); a furnace, in heat and duration enough to melt even iron. God's deliverance of them from such an ordeal aggravates their present guilt.

do them—namely, the words of the covenant (Jer 11:3).

so, etc.—(Le 26:3, 12).11:1-10 God never promised to bestow blessings on his rational creatures, while they persist in wilful disobedience. Pardon and acceptance are promised freely to all believers; but no man can be saved who does not obey the command of God to repent, to believe in Christ, to separate from sin and the world, to choose self-denial and newness of life. In general, men will hearken to those who speak of doctrines, promises, and privileges; but when duties are mentioned, they will not bend their ear.
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