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Jeremiah 45:4-5

Jeremiah 45:4–5 (ESV): "4 Thus shall you say to him, Thus says the Lord: Behold, what I have built I am breaking down, and what I have planted I am plucking up—that is, the whole land. 5 And do you seek great things for yourself? Seek them not, for behold, I am bringing disaster upon all flesh, declares the Lord. But I will give you your ...
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Jeremiah 42:1-3

Jeremiah 42:1–3 (ESV):  "Then all the commanders of the forces, and Johanan the son of Kareah and Jezaniah the son of Hoshaiah, and all the people from the least to the greatest, came near 2 and said to Jeremiah the prophet, "Let our plea for mercy come before you, and pray to the Lord your God for us, for all this remnant—because we are ...
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Jeremiah 36:5-6

 Jeremiah 36:5–6 (ESV): "5 And Jeremiah ordered Baruch, saying, "I am banned from going to the house of the Lord, 6 so you are to go, and on a day of fasting in the hearing of all the people in the Lord's house you shall read the words of the Lord from the scroll that you have written at my dictation. You shall read them also in the ...
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Jeremiah 35:18-19

Jeremiah 35:18–19 (ESV): 18 But to the house of the Rechabites Jeremiah said, "Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Because you have obeyed the command of Jonadab your father and kept all his precepts and done all that he commanded you, 19 therefore thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Jonadab the son of Rechab shall...
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Jeremiah 33:14-15

Jeremiah 33:14–15 (ESV): "14 "Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 15 In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David, and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land." How often do we say, "Jes...
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Jeremiah 31:25

Jeremiah 31:25 (ESV): "25 For I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish."  God acts on behalf of those who cannot. He uplifts those who are downtrodden and strengthens the wear and feeble. He shows up epically when we have lost hope. All we have to do is look for Him and we will see His hand in the middle ...
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Jeremiah 30:19

Jeremiah 30:19 (ESV): "19  Out of them shall come songs of thanksgiving, and the voices of those who celebrate. I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will make them honored, and they shall not be small." God is a redemptive God! He builds beauty from ashes and His people rejoice. May God hear the sound of new songs from you who ha...
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Jeremiah 29:11-14

Jeremiah 29:11–14 (ESV): "11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. 13 You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you, de...
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Jeremiah 26:9

Jeremiah 26:9 (ESV): "9 Why have you prophesied in the name of the Lord, saying, 'This house shall be like Shiloh, and this city shall be desolate, without inhabitant'?" And all the people gathered around Jeremiah in the house of the Lord." It's so easy to point fingers at others while never really taking personal responsibility for one's sinf...
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Jeremiah 25:11-12

Jeremiah 25:11–12 (ESV): "11 This whole land shall become a ruin and a waste, and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years. 12 Then after seventy years are completed, I will punish the king of Babylon and that nation, the land of the Chaldeans, for their iniquity, declares the Lord, making the land an everlasting waste....
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Jeremiah 24:6-7

Jeremiah 24:6–7 (ESV): "6 I will set my eyes on them for good, and I will bring them back to this land. I will build them up, and not tear them down; I will plant them, and not pluck them up. 7 I will give them a heart to know that I am the Lord, and they shall be my people and I will be their God, for they shall return to me with their w...
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Jeremiah 21:8-10

Jeremiah 21:8–10 (ESV): "8 "And to this people you shall say: 'Thus says the Lord: Behold, I set before you the way of life and the way of death. 9 He who stays in this city shall die by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence, but he who goes out and surrenders to the Chaldeans who are besieging you shall live and shall have his life as ...
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Jeremiah 20:10-11

Jeremiah 20:10–11 (ESV): "10  For I hear many whispering. Terror is on every side! "Denounce him! Let us denounce him!" say all my close friends, watching for my fall. "Perhaps he will be deceived; then we can overcome him and take our revenge on him."11  But the Lord is with me as a dread warrior; therefore my persecutors will stumble; t...
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Jeremiah 18:3-6

Jeremiah 18:3–6 (ESV): "3 So I went down to the potter's house, and there he was working at his wheel. 4 And the vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter's hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to do. 5 Then the word of the Lord came to me: 6 "O house of Israel, can I not do ...
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Jeremiah 17:9-10

Jeremiah 17:9–10 (ESV): "9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? 10  "I the Lord search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deed." What is the driving force in your life? Where do your desires come from? The Bible says the heart...
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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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