Upon these words, thus said the LORD unto me, "If thou wilt turn again, I shall set thee in my service: and if thou wilt take out the thing that is precious from the vile, thou shalt be even as mine own mouth. They shall convert unto thee, but turn not thou unto them:
Then spake the LORD unto me, and said, "Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, yet have I no heart to this people. Drive them away, that they may go out of my sight.
'Thus sayeth the LORD of Hosts: If thou wilt walk in my ways, and keep my watch: thou shalt rule my house, and keep my courts, and I will give thee place among these that stand here.
And Elijah the Tishbite, which was of the inhabiters of Gilead, said unto Ahab, "As truly as the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, save as I appoint it."
Thy priests break my law, and defile my Sanctuary. They put no difference between the holy and unholy, neither discern between the clean and unclean: they turn their eyes from my Sabbaths, and I am unhallowed among them.
They shall show my people the difference between the holy and unholy, betwixt the clean and unclean.
And thou shalt speak unto him and put the words in his mouth, and I will be with thy mouth and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye shall do.
he spake unto him saying, "I am the LORD, see that thou speak unto Pharaoh the king of Egypt all that I say unto thee."
Seest thou not, that they which be diligent in their business stand before kings, and not among the simple people?
Then shall the niggard be no more called gentle, nor the churl liberal.
O mother, alas that ever thou didst bear me, an enemy and hated of the whole land: Though I never lent nor received upon usury, yet all men speak evil upon me.
Wherefore, I thought from henceforth not to speak of him, nor to preach anymore in his name. But the word of the LORD was a very burning fire in my heart and in my bones, which when I would have stopped, I might not.
But Jeremiah answered, "No, they shall not betray thee: O hearken unto the voice of the LORD, I beseech thee, which I speak unto thee; so shalt thou be well, and save thy life.
See that thou speak my words unto them, whether they be obedient or not, for they are obstinate.
He said moreover unto me, "Thou son of man, take diligent heed with thine ears, to the words that I speak unto thee, fasten them in thine heart:
"Up, and get thee to Nineveh that great city, and preach unto them the preaching which I bade thee."
And the angel answered, and said unto him, "I am Gabriel that stand in the presence of God, and am sent to speak unto thee: and to show thee these glad tidings.
He that heareth you, heareth me: And he that despiseth you, despiseth me. And he that despiseth me, despiseth him that sent me."
For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, where against all your adversaries shall not be able to speak nor resist.
Watch therefore continually and pray, that ye may obtain grace to fly all this that shall come. And that ye may stand before the son of man."
Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh. Insomuch that though we have known Christ after the flesh, now henceforth know we him so no more.
Preach I man's doctrine or God's? Other go I about to please men? If I studied to please men, I were not the servant of Christ.
To whom we gave no room - no, not for the space of a hour - as concerning to be brought into subjection: and that because that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.
But strong meat belongeth to them that are perfect, which through custom have their wits exercised, to judge both good and evil also.
Unto him that is able to keep you, that ye fall not, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with joy,