15 Hear and give ear, be not proud: for the Lord hath spoken it.

16 Give glory to the Lord your God before he bring [a]darkness, and or ever your feet stumble in the dark mountains, and while you look for [b]light, he turn it into the shadow of death and make it as darkness.

17 But if ye will not hear this, my soul shall [c]weep in secret for your pride, and mine eye shall weep and drop down tears, because the Lord’s flock is carried away captive.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 13:16 That is, affliction and misery by the Babylonians, Isa. 8:22.
  2. Jeremiah 13:16 Meaning, for help and support of the Egyptians.
  3. Jeremiah 13:17 You shall surely be led away captive, and I, according to mine affection towards you, shall weep and lament for your stubbornness.

Threat of Captivity

15 Hear and pay attention,
    do not be arrogant,
    for the Lord has spoken.(A)
16 Give glory(B) to the Lord your God
    before he brings the darkness,
before your feet stumble(C)
    on the darkening hills.
You hope for light,
    but he will turn it to utter darkness
    and change it to deep gloom.(D)
17 If you do not listen,(E)
    I will weep in secret
    because of your pride;
my eyes will weep bitterly,
    overflowing with tears,(F)
    because the Lord’s flock(G) will be taken captive.(H)

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