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Judah’s false gods will not help them when God’s judgment comes.

BibleGateway: Jeremiah 2:26-37

ESV Text: Jeremiah 2:26-37

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 4:18 and ends at about 6:22

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26 As the thief is ashamed when he is found, so is the house of Israel ashamed; they, their kings, their princes, and their priests, and their prophets, 27 Saying to a stock, Thou art my father; and to a stone, Thou hast brought me forth: for they have turned their back unto me, and not their face: but in the time of their trouble they will say, Arise, and save us. 28 But where are thy gods that thou hast made thee? let them arise, if they can save thee in the time of thy trouble: for according to the number of thy cities are thy gods, O Judah.

     29 Wherefore will ye plead with me? ye all have transgressed against me, saith the LORD. 30 In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion. 31 O generation, see ye the word of the LORD. Have I been a wilderness unto Israel? a land of darkness? wherefore say my people, We are lords; we will come no more unto thee? 32 Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number. 33 Why trimmest thou thy way to seek love? therefore hast thou also taught the wicked ones thy ways. 34 Also in thy skirts is found the blood of the souls of the poor innocents: I have not found it by secret search, but upon all these. 35 Yet thou sayest, Because I am innocent, surely his anger shall turn from me. Behold, I will plead with thee, because thou sayest, I have not sinned. 36 Why gaddest thou about so much to change thy way? thou also shalt be ashamed of Egypt, as thou wast ashamed of Assyria. 37 Yea, thou shalt go forth from him, and thine hands upon thine head: for the LORD hath rejected thy confidences, and thou shalt not prosper in them.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 319:
In Thee Alone, O Christ, my Lord

— Organ Audio

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1. In Thee alone, O Christ, my Lord, 
My hope on earth remaineth; 
I know Thou wilt Thine aid afford, 
Naught else my soul sustaineth. 
No strenghth of man, no earthly stay 
Can help me in the evil day; 
Thou, only Thou, canst aid supply. 
To Thee I cry; 
On Thee I bid my heart rely. 

2. My sins, O Lord, against me rise, 
I mourn them with contrition; 
Grant, through my death and sacrifice, 
To me a full remission. 
Lord, show before the Father’s throne 
That Thou didst for my sins atone; 
So shall I from my load be freed. 
Thy Word I plead; 
Keep me, O Lord, each hour of need. 

3. O Lord, in mercy stay my heart 
On faith’s most sure foundation 
And to my inmost soul impart 
Thy perfect consolation. 
Fill all my life with love to Thee, 
Toward all men grant me charity; 
And at the last, when comes my end, 
Thy succor send. 
From satan’s wiles my soul defend.