The Bible in Its Traditions

Jeremiah 7:21–28

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21  Thus saith YHWH of hosts, the God of Israel: Add your burnt-offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat ye flesh.

21  Thus saith the Lord, Gather your whole-burnt-offerings with your meat-offerings, and eat flesh.

21  Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: “Add your holocausts to your sacrifices, and eat the flesh.

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22  For I spoke not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt-offerings or sacrifices;

22  For concerning the matter of holocausts and sacrifices, I did not speak with your fathers, and I did not instruct them, in the day when I led them away from the land of Egypt.

22  Neither did I command them concerning either burnt offerings or sacrifices in the day when I brought them out of the land of Egypt;

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23  but this thing I commanded them, saying: 'Hearken unto My voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be My people; and walk ye in all the way that I command you, that it may be well with you.'

23  But on this matter I did instruct them, saying: Listen to my voice, and I will be your God, and you will be my people. And walk in the entire way that I have commanded you, so that it may be well with you.

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24  But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in their own counsels, even in the stubbornness of their evil heart, and went backward and not forward,

24  But they did not listen, nor did they incline their ear. Instead, they walked by their own will and in the depravity of their own wicked heart. And so, they went backward, and not forward,

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25  even since the day that your fathers came forth out of the land of Egypt unto this day; and though I have sent unto you all My servants the prophets, sending them daily betimes and often,

25  from the day that their fathers went forth out of the land of Egypt, even until this day. And I sent to you all my servants, the prophets, by day and early in the morning: yea, I sent them,

25  From the day that your fathers came forth out of the land of Egypt to this day I have sent to them all my servants the prophets, daily.

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26  yet they hearkened not unto Me, nor inclined their ear, but made their neck stiff; they did worse than their fathers.

26  But they have not listened to me, nor have they inclined their ear. Instead, they have stiffened their neck, and they have behaved worse than their fathers did.

26  I sent them in advance to warn them; but they did not listen nor incline their ear toward me, but hardened their necks more than their fathers.

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27  And thou shalt speak all these words unto them, but they will not hearken to thee; thou shalt also call unto them, but they will not answer thee.

27  Therefore thou shalt speak this word to them;

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28  Therefore thou shalt say unto them: This is the nation that hath not hearkened to the voice of YHWH their God, nor received correction; faithfulness is perished, and is cut off from their mouth.

28  This is the nation which has not hearkened to the voice of the Lord, nor received correction: truth has failed from their mouth.

28  Truth is perished and is cut off from their mouth.