Nevertheless, hear the word of the LORD, all you Jews living in Egypt: Behold, I have sworn by My great name, says the LORD, that My name will never again be invoked by anyone of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, "As surely as the Lord GOD lives."
Cross ReferencesHebrews 6:13
When God made His promise to Abraham, since He had no one greater to swear by, He swore by Himself,
saying, "By Myself I have sworn, declares the LORD, that because you have done this and have not withheld your only son,
For I lift up My hand to heaven and declare: As surely as I live forever,
when I sharpen My flashing sword, and My hand grasps it in judgment, I will take vengeance on My adversaries and repay those who hate Me.
To the wicked, however, God says, "What right have you to recite My statutes and to bear My covenant on your lips?
Listen to this, O house of Jacob, you who are called by the name of Israel, who have descended from the line of Judah, who swear by the name of the LORD and invoke the God of Israel--but not in truth or righteousness--
who indeed call yourselves after the Holy City and lean on the God of Israel--the LORD of Hosts is His name.
Although they say, "As surely as the LORD lives," they are swearing falsely.
But if you do not obey these words, then I swear by Myself, declares the LORD, that this house will become a pile of rubble.'"
But like the bad figs, so bad they cannot be eaten, says the LORD, so I will deal with Zedekiah king of Judah, his officials, and the remnant of Jerusalem--those remaining in this land and those living in the land of Egypt.
Then Jeremiah said to all the people, including all the women, "Hear the word of the LORD, all those of Judah who are in the land of Egypt.
For by Myself I have sworn, declares the LORD, that Bozrah will become a desolation, a disgrace, a ruin, and a curse, and all her cities will be in ruins forever."
And as for you, O house of Israel, this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Go and serve your idols, every one of you. But afterward, you will surely listen to Me, and you will no longer defile My holy name with your gifts and idols.
Though you prostitute yourself, O Israel, may Judah avoid such guilt! Do not go to Gilgal, do not go up to Beth-aven, and do not swear on oath, 'As surely as the LORD lives!'
The Lord GOD has sworn by Himself--the LORD, the God of Hosts, has declared: "I abhor Jacob's pride and detest his citadels, so I will deliver up the city and everything in it."
And when the relative who is to burn the bodies picks them up to remove them from the house, he will call to one inside of the house, "Is anyone else with you?" "None," that person will answer. "Silence," the relative will reply, "for the name of the LORD must not be invoked."
Chapter Outline1. Jeremiah expresses the desolation of Judah for their idolatry
11. He prophesies the destruction of those who commit idolatry in Egypt
15. The obstinacy of the Jews
20. For which Jeremiah threatens them
29. and for a sign prophesies the destruction of Egypt
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I have sworn
Numbers 14:21-23, 28
Hebrews 6:13, 18
that my name
The Lord God
Isaiah 48:1, 2
Zephaniah 1:4, 5
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