Judgment on Judah
Thus says the LORD:
"For three transgressions of e Judah, and for four,
I will not turn away its punishment,
f Because they have despised the law of the LORD,
And have not kept His commandments.
g Their lies lead them astray,
Lies h which their fathers followed.
i But I will send a fire upon Judah,
And it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem."
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
2 Kings 17:19
Also Judah did not keep the commandments of the LORD their God, but walked in the statutes of Israel which they made.
The LORD also brings a charge against Judah, And will punish Jacob according to his ways; According to his deeds He will recompense him.
"You only have I known of all the families of the earth; Therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities."
But if you do not obey Me, and do not observe all these commandments.
The elder and honorable, he is the head; The prophet who teaches lies, he is the tail.
For the leaders of this people cause them to err, And those who are led by them are destroyed.
Because you have said, "We have made a covenant with death, And with Sheol we are in agreement. When the overflowing scourge passes through, It will not come to us, For we have made lies our refuge, And under falsehood we have hidden ourselves.
O LORD, my strength and my fortress, My refuge in the day of affliction, The Gentiles shall come to You From the ends of the earth and say, "Surely our fathers have inherited lies, Worthlessness and unprofitable things.
What profit is the image, that its maker should carve it, The molded image, a teacher of lies, That the maker of its mold should trust in it, To make mute idols?
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"But if you will not heed Me to hallow the Sabbath day, such as not carrying a burden when entering the gates of Jerusalem on the Sabbath day, then I will kindle a fire in its gates, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched." '"
"For Israel has forgotten his Maker, And has built temples; Judah also has multiplied fortified cities; But I will send fire upon his cities, And it shall devour his palaces."