16 Yet you (A)turned and (B)profaned My name, and each man [a]took back his male servant and each man his female servant whom you had set free according to their desire, and you brought them into subjection to be your male servants and female servants.”’

17 “Therefore thus says the Lord, ‘You have not obeyed Me in proclaiming [b]release each man to his brother and each man to his neighbor. Behold, I am (C)proclaiming a [c]release to you,’ declares the Lord, ‘to the (D)sword, to the pestilence and to the famine; and I will make you a (E)terror to all the kingdoms of the earth. 18 I will give the men who have (F)transgressed My covenant, who have not fulfilled the words of the covenant which they made before Me, when they (G)cut the calf in two and passed between its parts—

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 34:16 Lit caused them to return
  2. Jeremiah 34:17 Or liberty
  3. Jeremiah 34:17 Or liberty

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