16 And I will declare unto them my [a]judgments touching all the wickedness of them that have forsaken me, and have burnt incense unto other gods, and worshipped the works of their own hands.

17 Thou therefore truss up thy loins, and arise and speak unto them all that I command thee: be not afraid of their faces, lest I [b]destroy thee before them.

18 For I, behold, I this day have made thee a defenced city, and an [c]iron pillar and walls of brass against the whole land, against the Kings of Judah, and against the Princes thereof, against the Priests thereof, and against the people of the land.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 1:16 I will give them charge and power to execute my vengeance against the Idolaters which have forsaken me for their idols.
  2. Jeremiah 1:17 Which declareth that God’s vengeance is prepared against them, which dare not execute their duty faithfully, either for fear of man, or for any other cause, 1 Cor. 9:16.
  3. Jeremiah 1:18 Signifying, on the one part, that the more that Satan and the world rage against God’s Ministers, the more present will he be to help them, Josh. 1:5; Heb. 13:5, and on the other part, that they are utterly unmeet to serve God in his Church, which are afraid, and do not resist wickedness, whatsoever danger depend thereon, Isa. 50:7; Ezek. 3:8.

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