It shall be when he hears the words of this curse, that he will boast, saying, ‘I have peace though I walk in the stubbornness of my heart in order to destroy the watered land with the dry.’
But the person who does anything defiantly, whether he is native or an alien, that one is blaspheming the Lord; and that person shall be cut off from among his people.
but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.”
It shall be a tassel for you to look at and remember all the commandments of the Lord, so as to do them and not follow after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you played the harlot,
“ If there is found in your midst, in any of your towns, which the Lord your God is giving you, a man or a woman who does what is evil in the sight of the Lord your God, by transgressing His covenant,
that you may enter into the covenant with the Lord your God, and into His oath which the Lord your God is making with you today,
The wicked, in the haughtiness of his countenance, does not seek Him. All his thoughts are, “ There is no God.”
He says to himself, “God has forgotten; He has hidden His face; He will never see it.”
Though while he lives he congratulates himself— And though men praise you when you do well for yourself—
They slay the widow and the stranger And murder the orphans.
A man who hardens his neck after much reproof Will suddenly be broken beyond remedy.
Rejoice, young man, during your childhood, and let your heart be pleasant during the days of young manhood. And follow the impulses of your heart and the desires of your eyes. Yet know that God will bring you to judgment for all these things.
At that time they will call Jerusalem ‘The Throne of the Lord,’ and all the nations will be gathered to it, to Jerusalem, for the name of the Lord; nor will they walk anymore after the stubbornness of their evil heart.
They have lied about the Lord And said, “ Not He; Misfortune will not come on us, And we will not see sword or famine.
Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, “ Amend your ways and your deeds, and I will let you dwell in this place.
Yet they did not obey or incline their ear, but walked in their own counsels and in the stubbornness of their evil heart, and went backward and not forward.
Then Jeremiah the prophet said to Hananiah the prophet, “Listen now, Hananiah, the Lord has not sent you, and you have made this people trust in a lie.
“As for the message that you have spoken to us in the name of the Lord, we are not going to listen to you!
Behold, I am watching over them for harm and not for good, and all the men of Judah who are in the land of Egypt will meet their end by the sword and by famine until they are completely gone.
along with the prophets of Israel who prophesy to Jerusalem, and who see visions of peace for her when there is no peace,’ declares the Lord God.
Because you disheartened the righteous with falsehood when I did not cause him grief, but have encouraged the wicked not to turn from his wicked way and preserve his life,
For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,
So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind,
Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.