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Jeremiah 17,19-27

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Resting on the Sabbath
19-20 The Lord said:
Jeremiah, stand at each city gate in Jerusalem, including the one the king uses, and speak to him and everyone else. Tell them I have said:
I am the Lord, so pay attention. 21-24 If you value your lives, don't do any work on the Sabbath. Don't carry anything through the city gates or through the door of your house, or anywhere else. Keep the Sabbath day sacred!
17.21-24 a Ex 20.8-10; Dt 5.12-14; b Ne 13.15-22.
I gave this command to your ancestors, but they were stubborn and refused to obey or to be corrected. But if you obey, 25 then Judah and Jerusalem will always be ruled by kings from David's family. The king and his officials will ride through these gates on horses or in chariots, and the people of Judah and Jerusalem will be with them. There will always be people living in Jerusalem, 26 and others will come here from the nearby villages, from the towns of Judah and Benjamin,
t 17.26 Judah and Benjamin: These two tribes made up the southern kingdom of Judah.
from the hill country and the foothills to the west, and from the Southern Desert. They will bring sacrifices to please me and to give me thanks,
u 17.26 sacrifices to please me and to give me thanks: See the notes at 14.12.
as well as offerings of grain and incense.
27 But if you keep on carrying things through the city gates on the Sabbath and keep treating it as any other day, I will set fire to these gates and burn down the whole city, including the fortresses.

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