15 Although recently you had turned and (A)done what is right in My sight, each man proclaiming [a]release to his neighbor, and you had (B)made a covenant before Me (C)in the house which is called by My name. 16 Yet you (D)turned and (E)profaned My name, and each man [b]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 [c]release each man to his brother and each man to his neighbor. Behold, I am (F)proclaiming a [d]release to you,’ declares the Lord, ‘to the (G)sword, to the pestilence and to the famine; and I will make you a (H)terror to all the kingdoms of the earth.

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  1. Jeremiah 34:15 Or liberty
  2. Jeremiah 34:16 Lit caused them to return
  3. Jeremiah 34:17 Or liberty
  4. Jeremiah 34:17 Or liberty

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