Then the LORD said to me: "Even if Moses and Samuel should stand before Me, My heart would not go out to this people. Send them from My presence, and let them go.
Cross ReferencesExodus 32:11
But Moses entreated the LORD his God, saying, "O LORD, why does Your anger burn against Your people, whom You brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and a mighty hand?
But Moses said to the LORD, "The Egyptians will hear of it, for by Your strength You brought this people from among them.
And I prayed to the LORD and said, "O Lord GOD, do not destroy Your people, Your inheritance, whom You redeemed through Your greatness and brought out of Egypt with a mighty hand.
1 Samuel 12:19
They pleaded with Samuel, "Pray to the LORD your God for your servants, so we will not die! For we have added to all our sins the evil of asking for a king."
2 Kings 17:20
So the LORD rejected all the descendants of Israel. He afflicted them and delivered them into the hands of plunderers, until He had banished them from His presence.
Moses and Aaron were among His priests, and Samuel among those who called on His name. They called to the LORD and He answered.
So He said He would destroy them--had not Moses His chosen one stood before Him in the breach to divert His wrath from destroying them.
And I will cast you out of My presence, just as I have cast out all your brothers, all the descendants of Ephraim.'
For the sound of wailing is heard from Zion: 'How devastated we are! How great is our shame, for we have abandoned the land because our dwellings have been torn down.'"
For this is what the LORD says: "Behold, at this time I will sling out the inhabitants of the land and bring distress on them so that they may be captured."
Therefore this is what the LORD says: "If you return, I will restore you; you will stand in My presence. And if you speak words that are noble instead of worthless, you will be My spokesman. It is they who must return to you, but you must not return to them.
Indeed, this is what the LORD says: "Do not enter a house where there is a funeral meal. Do not go to mourn or show sympathy, for I have removed My peace from this people, declares the LORD, My loving devotion and compassion.
So I will cast you out of this land into a land that neither you nor your fathers have known. There you will serve other gods day and night, for I will show you no favor.'
Should good be repaid with evil? Yet they have dug a pit for me. Remember how I stood before You to speak good on their behalf, to turn Your wrath from them.
Is this man Coniah a despised and shattered pot, a jar that no one wants? Why are he and his descendants hurled out and cast into a land they do not know?
this is what the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: Jonadab son of Rechab will never fail to have a man to stand before Me.'"
For because of the anger of the LORD, all this happened in Jerusalem and Judah, until He finally banished them from His presence. And Zedekiah also rebelled against the king of Babylon.
then even if these three men--Noah, Daniel, and Job--were in it, their righteousness could deliver only themselves, declares the Lord GOD.
then as surely as I live, declares the Lord GOD, even if Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it, they could deliver neither son nor daughter. Their righteousness could save only themselves.
I searched for a man among them to repair the wall and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, so that I should not destroy it. But I found no one.
Chapter Outline1. The utter rejection and manifold judgments of the people.
10. Jeremiah, complaining of their spite, receives a promise for himself;
12. and a threatening for them.
15. He prays;
19. and receives a gracious promise.
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