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19 Therefore, this is what the Lord says:
“(A)If you return, then I will restore you—
(B)You will stand before Me;
And (C)if you extract the precious from the worthless,
You will become [a]My spokesman.
They, for their part, may turn to you,
But as for you, you are not to turn to them.
- Jeremiah 15:19 Lit as My mouth
Therefore, thus says the Lord [to Jeremiah],
“If you repent [and give up this mistaken attitude of despair and self-pity], then I will restore you [to a state of inner peace]
So that you may stand before Me [as My obedient representative];
And if you separate the precious from the worthless [examining yourself and cleansing your heart from unwarranted doubt concerning My faithfulness],
You will become My spokesman.
Let the people turn to you [and learn to value My values]—
But you, you must not turn to them [with regard for their idolatry and wickedness].
King James Version
19 Therefore thus saith the Lord, If thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before me: and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth: let them return unto thee; but return not thou unto them.Read full chapter