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16 The Lord said to his people:[a]

“You are standing at the crossroads. So consider your path.[b]
Ask where the old, reliable paths[c] are.
Ask where the path is that leads to blessing[d] and follow it.
If you do, you will find rest for your souls.”
But they said, “We will not follow it!”

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  1. Jeremiah 6:16 tn The words, “to his people” are not in the text but are implicit in the interchange of pronouns in the Hebrew of vv. 16-17. They are supplied in the translation here for clarity.
  2. Jeremiah 6:16 tn Heb “Stand at the crossroads and look.”
  3. Jeremiah 6:16 tn Heb “the ancient path,” i.e., the path the Lord set out in ancient times (cf. Deut 32:7).
  4. Jeremiah 6:16 tn Heb “the way of/to the good.”