14 Therefore thou shalt not [a]pray for this people, neither lift up a cry or prayer for them: for when they cry unto me in their trouble, I will not hear them.

15 What should my [b]beloved tarry in mine house, seeing they have committed abomination with many, and the holy flesh [c]goeth away from thee: yet when thou doest evil, thou rejoicest.

16 The Lord called thy name, A green olive tree, fair, and of goodly fruit: but with [d]noise and great tumult he hath set fire upon it, and the branches of it are broken.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 11:14 Read Jer. 7:16 and 14:11.
  2. Jeremiah 11:15 My people of Israel, whom I have hitherto so greatly loved.
  3. Jeremiah 11:15 Meaning, that they offer not in the Temple to God, but on the altars of Baal and the idols, and so rejoiced in their wickedness.
  4. Jeremiah 11:16 Of the Babylonians and Chaldeans.

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