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Jeremiah 15:19

Jeremiah 15:19 (ESV): "19  Therefore thus says the Lord: "If you return, I will restore you, and you shall stand before me. If you utter what is precious, and not what is worthless, you shall be as my mouth. They shall turn to you, but you shall not turn to them." There are two types of promises in the Bible, conditional and unconditional prom...
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Jeremiah 12:15-17

Jeremiah 12:15–17 (ESV): 16 And it shall come to pass, if they will diligently learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name, 'As the Lord lives,' even as they taught my people to swear by Baal, then they shall be built up in the midst of my people. 17 But if any nation will not listen, then I will utterly pluck it up and destroy it, d...
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Jeremiah 10:6-7

Jeremiah 10:6–7 (ESV): "6 There is none like you, O Lord; you are great, and your name is great in might. 7  Who would not fear you, O King of the nations? For this is your due; for among all the wise ones of the nations and in all their kingdoms there is none like you." God is holy, totally separate, and in a class all by Himself. He is ...
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Jeremiah 9:23-24

Jeremiah 9:23–24 (ESV): 23 Thus says the Lord: "Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, 24 but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. ...
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Jeremiah 7:8-11

Jeremiah 7:8–11 (ESV): "8 "Behold, you trust in deceptive words to no avail. 9 Will you steal, murder, commit adultery, swear falsely, make offerings to Baal, and go after other gods that you have not known, 10 and then come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, 'We are delivered!'—only to go on doin...
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Jeremiah 3:9-11

Jeremiah 3:9–11 (ESV): "10 Yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah did not return to me with her whole heart, but in pretense, declares the Lord." 11 And the Lord said to me, "Faithless Israel has shown herself more righteous than treacherous Judah." What does true repentance look like? It means to turn 180 degrees from your sin and...
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Jeremiah 1:19

Jeremiah 1:19 (ESV): "19 They will fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you, for I am with you, declares the Lord, to deliver you." The Christian has the world at a great disadvantage for God is on our side. It doesn't matter if all the armies of the world stand together in opposition of the man of God they cannot prevail agai...
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Jeremiah 1:4-5

Jeremiah 1:4–5 (ESV): "4 Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 5  "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations." No one is born without purpose! From the moment of conception, God is busy at work forming and fashioning every child for a specific pu...
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Isaiah 66:1-2

Isaiah 66:1–2 (ESV): "Thus says the Lord: "Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest? 2  All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the Lord. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite ...
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Isaiah 65:17-18

Isaiah 65:17–18 (ESV): "17  "For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind. 18  But be glad and rejoice forever in that which I create; for behold, I create Jerusalem to be a joy, and her people to be a gladness." Everyone is wondering what is in store for the w...
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Isaiah 61:10

Isaiah 61:10 (ESV): "10  I will greatly rejoice in the Lord; my soul shall exult in my God, for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation; he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself like a priest with a beautiful headdress, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels." Rejoice all you people who ha...
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Isaiah 59:15-16

Isaiah 59:15–16 (ESV): "15  Truth is lacking, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. The Lord saw it, and it displeased him that there was no justice. 16  He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no one to intercede; then his own arm brought him salvation, and his righteousness upheld him." The nation voi...
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Isaiah 58:1-2

LIsaiah 58:1–2 (ESV): "Cry aloud; do not hold back; lift up your voice like a trumpet; declare to my people their transgression, to the house of Jacob their sins. 2  Yet they seek me daily and delight to know my ways, as if they were a nation that did righteousness and did not forsake the judgment of their God; they ask of me righteous judgmen...
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Isaiah 57:19-21

Isaiah 57:19–21 (ESV): "Peace, peace, to the far and to the near," says the Lord, "and I will heal him. 20  But the wicked are like the tossing sea; for it cannot be quiet, and its waters toss up mire and dirt. 21  There is no peace," says my God, "for the wicked." Aren't you glad you can have peace with God? What a wonderful truth that w...
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Isaiah 56:7

Isaiah 56:7 (ESV): "7  these I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer; their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples." God doesn't only want His house to be recognized as a house of worship but also as a house of p...
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Isaiah 55:10-11

Isaiah 55:10–11 (ESV): "10  "For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, 11  so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, ...
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Isaiah 54:10

Isaiah 54:10 (ESV): "10  For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed," says the Lord, who has compassion on you." Everything in the world is temporary except God's love and the covenant of peace that is made through the blood of the Lamb, ...
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Isaiah 53:12b

Isaiah 53:12b (ESV): "because he poured out his soul to death and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and makes intercession for the transgressors." Once in a while, we hear stories about how someone who has made it in the world shares their success with others but never do we hear of someone taking on the failures of ...
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Isaiah 52:7

Isaiah 52:7 (ESV): "7  How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, "Your God reigns." Beauty is in the eye of the beholder but one thing is for certain, there is nothing more beautiful than seeing a messenger of the...
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Isaiah 50:11

Isaiah 50:11 (ESV): "11  Behold, all you who kindle a fire, who equip yourselves with burning torches! Walk by the light of your fire, and by the torches that you have kindled! This you have from my hand:  you shall lie down in torment."We cannot walk in our own will and power and expect God to be pleased. He is only pleased with us when ...
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