Jeremiah 6:17
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New Living Translation
I posted watchmen over you who said, 'Listen for the sound of the alarm.' But you replied, 'No! We won't pay attention!'

King James Bible
Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken.

Darby Bible Translation
Also I have set watchmen over you: Hearken ye to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken.

World English Bible
I set watchmen over you, saying, 'Listen to the sound of the trumpet!' But they said, 'We will not listen!'

Young's Literal Translation
And I have raised up for you watchmen, Attend ye to the voice of the trumpet. And they say, 'We do not attend.'

Jeremiah 6:17 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

6:17 Trumpet - The voice of his prophet, intimating his loud crying upon the account of eminent danger.

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Backsliding.
"I will heal their backsliding; I will love them freely: for Mine anger is turned away."--Hosea xiv. 4. There are two kinds of backsliders. Some have never been converted: they have gone through the form of joining a Christian community and claim to be backsliders; but they never have, if I may use the expression, "slid forward." They may talk of backsliding; but they have never really been born again. They need to be treated differently from real back-sliders--those who have been born of the incorruptible
Dwight L. Moody—The Way to God and How to Find It

An Obscured vision
(Preached at the opening of the Winona Lake Bible Conference.) TEXT: "Where there is no vision, the people perish."--Proverbs 29:18. It is not altogether an easy matter to secure a text for such an occasion as this; not because the texts are so few in number but rather because they are so many, for one has only to turn over the pages of the Bible in the most casual way to find them facing him at every reading. Feeling the need of advice for such a time as this, I asked a number of my friends who
J. Wilbur Chapman—And Judas Iscariot

Sin Charged Upon the Surety
All we like sheep have gone astray: we have turned every one to his own way, and the LORD hath laid upon Him the iniquity of us all. C omparisons, in the Scripture, are frequently to be understood with great limitation: perhaps, out of many circumstances, only one is justly applicable to the case. Thus, when our Lord says, Behold, I come as a thief (Revelation 16:15) , --common sense will fix the resemblance to a single point, that He will come suddenly, and unexpectedly. So when wandering sinners
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1

An Address to the Regenerate, Founded on the Preceding Discourses.
James I. 18. James I. 18. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures. I INTEND the words which I have now been reading, only as an introduction to that address to the sons and daughters of the Lord Almighty, with which I am now to conclude these lectures; and therefore shall not enter into any critical discussion, either of them, or of the context. I hope God has made the series of these discourses, in some measure, useful to those
Philip Doddridge—Practical Discourses on Regeneration

Cross References
Isaiah 21:11
This message came to me concerning Edom: Someone from Edom keeps calling to me, "Watchman, how much longer until morning? When will the night be over?"

Isaiah 58:1
"Shout with the voice of a trumpet blast. Shout aloud! Don't be timid. Tell my people Israel of their sins!

Isaiah 62:6
O Jerusalem, I have posted watchmen on your walls; they will pray day and night, continually. Take no rest, all you who pray to the LORD.

Jeremiah 6:18
"Therefore, listen to this, all you nations. Take note of my people's situation.

Jeremiah 7:28
Say to them, 'This is the nation whose people will not obey the LORD their God and who refuse to be taught. Truth has vanished from among them; it is no longer heard on their lips.

Jeremiah 25:4
"Again and again the LORD has sent you his servants, the prophets, but you have not listened or even paid attention.

Ezekiel 3:17
"Son of man, I have appointed you as a watchman for Israel. Whenever you receive a message from me, warn people immediately.

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