Jeremiah 1 (BBT Translation)

1:1 The following is a record of what Jeremiah son of Hilkiah prophesied. He was one of the priests who lived at Anathoth in the territory of the tribe of Benjamin. 1:2 The LORD began to speak to him in the thirteenth year that Josiah son of Amon ruled over Judah. 1:3 The LORD also

Jeremiah 2 (BBT Translation)

The Lord Recalls Israel’s Earlier Faithfulness 2:1 The LORD spoke to me. He said: 2:2 “Go and declare in the hearing of the people of Jerusalem: ‘This is what the LORD says: “I have fond memories of you, how devoted you were to me in your early years. I remember how you loved me like a

Jeremiah 3 (BBT Translation)

3:1 “If a man divorces his wife and she leaves him and becomes another man’s wife, he may not take her back again. Doing that would utterly defile the land. But you, Israel, have given yourself as a prostitute to many gods. So what makes you think you can return to me?” says the LORD. 3:2 “Look up at the hilltops and

Jeremiah 4 (BBT Translation)

4:1 “If you, Israel, want to come back,” says the LORD, “if you want to come back to me you must get those disgusting idols out of my sight and must no longer go astray. 4:2 You must be truthful, honest and upright when you take an oath saying, ‘As surely as the LORD lives!’ If you do, the nations will

Jeremiah 5 (BBT Translation)

Judah is Justly Deserving of Coming Judgment 5:1 The LORD said, “Go up and down through the streets of Jerusalem. Look around and see for yourselves. Search through its public squares. See if any of you can find a single person who deals honestly and tries to be truthful. If you can, then I will not punish this city. 5:2 These people make

Jeremiah 6 (BBT Translation)

The Destruction of Jerusalem Depicted 6:1 “Run for safety, people of Benjamin! Get out of Jerusalem! Sound the trumpet in Tekoa! Light the signal fires at Beth Hakkerem! For disaster lurks out of the north; it will bring great destruction. 6:2 I will destroy Daughter Zion, who is as delicate and defenseless as a young maiden. 6:3 Kings will come against it with their

Jeremiah 7 (BBT Translation)

Faulty Religion and Unethical Behavior Will Lead to Judgment 7:1 The LORD said to Jeremiah: 7:2 “Stand in the gate of the LORD’s temple and proclaim this message: ‘Listen, all you people of Judah who have passed through these gates to worship the LORD. Hear what the LORD has to say. 7:3 The LORD God of

Jeremiah 8 (BBT Translation)

8:1 The LORD says, “When that time comes, the bones of the kings of Judah and its leaders, the bones of the priests and prophets and of all the other people who lived in Jerusalem will be dug up from their graves. 8:2 They will be spread out and exposed to the sun, the moon

Jeremiah 9 (BBT Translation)

9:1 (8:23) I wish that my head were a well full of water and my eyes were a fountain full of tears! If they were, I could cry day and night for those of my dear people who have been killed. 9:2 (9:1) I wish I had a lodging place in the desert where I could spend some time like

Jeremiah 10 (BBT Translation)

The Lord, not Idols, is the Only Worthy Object of Worship 10:1 You people of Israel, listen to what the LORD has to say to you. 10:2 The LORD says, “Do not start following pagan religious practices. Do not be in awe of signs that occur in the sky even though the nations hold them in awe. 10:3 For the religion