I will remove from the cities of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem the sounds of joy and gladness and the voices of the bride and bridegroom, for the land will become a wasteland."
Cross ReferencesRevelation 18:23
The light of a lamp will never shine in you again, and the voices of a bride and bridegroom will never call out in you again. For your merchants were the great ones of the earth, because all the nations were deceived by your sorcery."
But I will scatter you among the nations and will draw out a sword after you as your land becomes desolate and your cities are laid waste.
Fire consumed His young men, and their maidens were left without wedding songs.
Your land is desolate, your cities are burned with fire; foreigners devour your fields before you; a desolation is demolished by strangers.
The new wine dries up; the vine withers. All the merrymakers now groan.
The joyful tambourines have ceased; the noise of revelers has stopped; the joyful harp is silent.
For this is what the LORD says: "The whole land will be desolate, but I will not finish its destruction.
For this is what the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: I am going to remove from this place, before your very eyes and in your days, the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of the groom and the bride.
For this is what the LORD says concerning the house of the king of Judah: "You are like Gilead to Me, like the summit of Lebanon; but I will certainly turn you into a desert, like cities that are uninhabited.
Moreover, I will banish from them the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of the bride and bridegroom, the sound of the millstones, and the light of the lamp.
Do not listen to them. Serve the king of Babylon and live! Why should this city become a ruin?
Therefore My wrath and anger poured out and burned in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem, so they have become the desolate ruin they are today.
The elders have left the city gate; the young men have stopped their music.
So I will silence the sound of your songs, and the music of your lyres will no longer be heard.
I will put an end to all her exultation: her feasts, New Moons, and Sabbaths--all her appointed feasts.
Chapter Outline1. Jeremiah is sent to call to true repentance, to prevent the Jews' captivity.
8. He rejects their vain confidence,
12. by the example of Shiloh.
17. He threatens them for their idolatry.
21. He rejects the sacrifices of the disobedient.
29. He exhorts to mourn for their abominations in Tophet;
32. and the judgments for the same.
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