Jeremiah Chapters 7-10 Star Chart: Clockwise from when Samaria and Shiloh fell in 721 B.C. (7:14) because God "CAST OUT all ... of Ephraim" (7:15) (sun lid off Aquarius' bucket) and "they (Cepheus and Aquarius) were not at all (red radius line) ashamed, neither could they (red radius line) blush" (8:12) till Judah fell in 604 B.C. because they "burn (red radius line) incense unto Baal" (7:9) and "hardened their neck" (7:26) (red radius line rod up their spine) and "burn their sons" (Gemini in lunar bonfire -- abortion) (7:31) and "they have taught their (red radius line) tongue to speak lies" (9:5) and "the wise men (Orion and Auriga) are (red radius line) ashamed" (8:9) is 117° years. In short, "Because they have forsaken my law" (Jer. 9:13).

"Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon came up, and Jehoiakim became his servant three years: then he turned and rebelled against him" {2 Kings 24:1}. Therefore, the Babylonians "are come, and have devoured the land" (8:16) and Judah "shall be cast down" (8:12) and "I will make Jerusalem heaps"..."and I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant" (9:11) in 604 B.C.

The time of this discourse may be determined pretty accurately, since Jeremiah 26 gives us information concerning the historical circumstances in which the discourse was delivered. We learn from it that in the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim (608-607 B.C.) Jeremiah received from Jehovah the commission to place himself in the fore-court of the temple, and to announce to all the Jews who had come to worship (comp. 26:2 with 7:2) that if they continued to act in opposition to the repeated admonitions of the prophets (26:5, and 7:13, 25) the Lord would make the temple like Shiloh, (comp. 26:3–13 with 7:3–14). Since the enemies who are to execute this judgment are still designated generally as a people coming from the North (comp. 8:16), and not yet definitely as the Chaldeans, the discourse must have been delivered before the fourth year of Jehoiakim (before 604 B.C.: see Jer. 25:1). The place which the discourse occupies in the book is therefore in accordance with the principle of chronological arrangement.

Because They Have Forsaken My Law

7:1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying,

2 Stand in the gate of the Lord's house, and proclaim there this word, and say, Hear the word of the Lord, all ye of Judah, that enter in at these gates to worship the Lord.

3 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place.

4 Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the Lord, The temple of the Lord, The temple of the Lord, are these.

5 For if ye throughly amend your ways and your doings; if ye throughly execute judgment between a man and his neighbour;

6 If ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow (third tithe), and shed not innocent (red radius line) blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt:

7 Then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever.

8 Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit.

9 Will ye (red radius line) steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn (red radius line) incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not;

10 And come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations?

11 Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, saith the Lord.

12 But go ye now unto my place which was in Shiloh, where I set my name at the first, and see what I did to it for the wickedness of my people Israel.

13 And now, because ye have done all these works, saith the Lord, and I spake unto you, rising up early and speaking, but ye heard not (with a lunar ear); and I (red radius line) called you, but ye answered not;

14 Therefore will I do unto this house, which is called by my name, wherein ye trust, and unto the place which I gave to you and to your fathers, as I have done to Shiloh.

15 And I (Aquarius) will cast you out of my sight, as I (Aquarius) have cast out all your brethren, even the whole seed of Ephraim.

16 Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I will not (lunar) hear thee.

17 Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem?

18 The children (Gemini) gather (gibbous yellow lunar) wood, and the fathers (Gemini) kindle the (lunar yellow) fire, and the women (Gemini) knead their (lunar yellow) dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods (Aquarius), that they may provoke me to (sun fire) anger.

19 Do they provoke me to anger? saith the Lord: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces (embarrassed or not)?

20 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, mine anger and my fury shall be poured out upon this place, upon man, and upon beast, and upon the trees of the field, and upon the fruit of the ground; and it shall burn, and shall not be quenched (sun fire in Aquarius).

21 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Put your burnt offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat flesh (solar and lunar).

22 For I spake not unto your fathers (Gemini), nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices:

23 But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.

24 But they hearkened not, nor inclined their (lunar) ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward.

25 Since the day that your fathers (Gemini) came forth out of the land of Egypt unto this day I have even sent unto you all my servants the prophets (Gemini), daily rising up early and sending them:

26 Yet they hearkened not unto me, nor inclined their (lunar) ear, but hardened their neck (red radius line rod up their spine): they did worse than their fathers.

27 Therefore thou shalt speak all these words unto them; but they will not (lunar) hearken to thee: thou shalt also (red radius line) call unto them; but they will not answer thee.

28 But thou shalt say unto them, This is a nation that obeyeth not the (red radius line) voice of the Lord their God, nor receiveth (red radius line) correction: truth is perished, and is (red radius line) cut off from their mouth.

29 Cut off thine hair, O Jerusalem, and cast it away (red radius line cuts through Aquarius's beard, Cepheus's head of hair, Auriga's beard and Orion's head of hair and beard), and take up a lamentation on high places; for the Lord hath rejected and forsaken the generation of his (sun fire) wrath.

30 For the children of Judah (Gemini) have done evil in my sight, saith the Lord: they have set their abominations in the (red radius line) house which is called by my name, to pollute it.

31 And they have built the high places of Tophet, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons (lunar bonfire burning Gemini) and their daughters in the fire; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my heart.

32 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that it shall no more be called Tophet, nor the valley of the son of Hinnom, but the valley of slaughter: for they shall bury in Tophet, till there be no place.

33 And the carcases of this people shall be (lunar yellow) meat for the fowls of the heaven (Aquila, Corvus, Lyra, Cygnus), and for the beasts of the earth (Leo, Ursa Major; Ursa Minor; Hydra, etc.); and none shall fray them away.

34 Then will I cause to cease from the cities of Judah, and from the streets of Jerusalem, the (red radius line) voice of mirth, and the voice of (Milky Way) gladness, the voice of the (Cepheus) bridegroom, and the voice of the (Cassiopeia) bride: for the land shall be desolate.

8:1 At that time, saith the Lord, they shall bring out the (Milky Way) bones of the kings of Judah, and the (Milky Way) bones of his princes, and the (Milky Way) bones of the priests, and the (Milky Way) bones of the prophets, and the (Milky Way) bones of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, out of their graves:

2 And they shall spread them before the sun, and the moon, and all the host of heaven, whom they have loved, and whom they have served, and after whom they have walked, and whom they have sought, and whom they have worshipped: they shall not be gathered, nor be buried; they shall be for (lunar) dung upon the face of the earth.

3 And (red radius line) death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue of them that remain of this evil family, which remain in all the places whither I have driven them, saith the Lord of hosts.

4 Moreover thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord; Shall they fall, and not arise? shall he turn away, and not return?

5 Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

6 I hearkened and (lunar) heard, but they spake not aright: no man repented him of his (red radius line) wickedness, saying, What have I done? every one turned to his course, as the (Pegasus) horse rusheth into the battle.

7 Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the (604 B.C. time of) judgment of the Lord.

8 How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us? Lo, certainly in vain made he it; the (red radius line) pen of the scribes is in vain.

9 The wise men (Orion and Auriga) are (red radius line) ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of the Lord; and what wisdom is in them?

10 Therefore will I give their wives unto others (Cassiopeia, Andromeda, Coma, and Virgo), and their fields to them that shall inherit them: for every one from the least even unto the greatest is given to (red radius line) covetousness, from the prophet even unto the priest every one (red radius line) dealeth falsely.

11 For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

12 Were they (red radius line) ashamed when they had (red radius line) committed abomination? nay, they were not at all (red radius line) ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore shall they fall among them that fall: in the time of their visitation they shall be (Aquarius) cast down, saith the Lord.

13 I will surely (sun fire) consume them, saith the Lord: there shall be no (lunar or solar) grapes on the vine, nor (lunar or solar) figs on the fig tree, and the (lunar and solar) leaf shall fade; and the (lunar and solar) things that I have given them shall pass away from them.

14 Why do we sit still? assemble yourselves, and let us enter into the (red radius line) defenced cities, and let us be silent there: for the Lord our God hath put us to silence, and given us (Aquarius) water of gall to drink, because we have sinned against the Lord.

15 We looked for peace, but no good came; and for a time of health, and behold trouble!

16 The snorting of his horses was heard from Dan: the whole land trembled at the sound of the neighing of his strong ones; for they are come, and have devoured the land, and all that is in it; the city, and those that dwell therein.

17 For, behold, I will send (red radius line) serpents, cockatrices, among you, which will not be charmed, and they shall bite you, saith the Lord.

18 When I would comfort myself against sorrow, my heart is faint in me.

19 Behold the voice of the cry of the daughter of my people because of them that dwell in a far country: Is not the Lord in Zion? is not her king in her? Why have they provoked me to anger with their graven images, and with strange vanities?

20 The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.

21 For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt; I am black (black Zodiac); astonishment hath taken hold on me.

22 Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?

9:1 Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the (red radius line) slain of the daughter of my people!

2 Oh that I had in the wilderness a (red radius line) lodging place of wayfaring men; that I might leave my people, and go from them! for they be all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men.

3 And they bend their (red radius line) tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the Lord.

4 Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbour will walk with (red radius line) slanders.

5 And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their (red radius line) tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit (red radius line) iniquity.

6 Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the Lord.

7 Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, Behold, I will (solar and lunar melt in a foundry) melt them, and try them; for how shall I do for the daughter of my people?

8 Their tongue is as an arrow (red radius line) shot out; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his (smiling Milky Way) mouth, but in heart he layeth his wait.

9 Shall I not visit them for these things? saith the Lord: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

10 For the (Milky Way) mountains will I take up a weeping and wailing, and for the (red radius line) habitations of the wilderness a lamentation, because they are (solar and lunar) burned up, so that none can pass through them; neither can men hear the voice of the (Taurus) cattle; both the fowl of the heavens (Aquila,Cygnus, Corvus and Lyra) and the beast are fled (Leo, Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, Hydra, etc.); they are gone.

11 And I will make Jerusalem (MilkyWay) heaps, and a (Milky Way) den of dragons; and I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant.

12 Who is the wise man, that may understand this? and who is he to whom the (Milky Way) mouth of the Lord hath (red radius line) spoken, that he may declare it, for what the land perisheth and is burned up like a wilderness, that none passeth through?

13 And the Lord saith, Because they have FORSAKEN my LAW which I set before them, and have not (red radius line) obeyed my voice, neither (red radius line) walked therein;

14 But have (red radius line) walked after the imagination of their own heart, and after Baalim, which their fathers taught them:

15 Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will feed them, even this people, with (lunar) wormwood, and give them (Aquarius) water of gall to drink.

16 I will (Aquarius) scatter them also among the heathen, whom neither they nor their fathers have known: and I will send a (red radius line) sword after them, till I have (sun fire) consumed them.

17 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Consider ye, and call for the mourning women, that they may come; and send for cunning women, that they may come:

18 And let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.

19 For a voice of wailing is heard out of Zion, How are we spoiled! we are greatly confounded, because we have forsaken the land, because our dwellings have cast us out.

20 Yet (lunar) hear the word of the Lord, O ye women (Gemini), and let your (lunar) ear receive the (red radius line) word of his (Milky Way) mouth, and teach your daughters wailing, and every one her neighbour lamentation.

21 For (red radius line) death is come up into our windows, and is entered into our palaces, to cut off the (Gemini) children from without, and the young men (Gemini) from the (Milky Way) streets.

22 Speak, Thus saith the Lord, Even the carcases of men shall fall as (lunar) dung upon the open field, and as the handful after the harvestman, and none shall gather them.

23 Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom (Orion with bright thought), neither let the mighty man (Hercules) glory in his might, let not the rich man (Aquarius with gold coin) glory in his riches:

24 But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord.

25 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will punish all them which are (red radius line) circumcised (Gemini by Orion) with the uncircumcised;

26 Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the children of Ammon, and Moab, and all that are in the utmost corners, that dwell in the wilderness: for all these nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in the heart.

10:1 Hear ye (with lunar ear) the word which the Lord speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:

2 Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.

3 For the customs of the people are vain: for one Orion) cutteth a tree out of the forest (green Milky Way tree), the work of the hands of the (Orion) workman, with the (lunar) axe.

4 They deck it with (lunar) silver and with (reflected solar) gold; they fasten it with (red radius line) nails and with (Orion's) hammers, that it move not.

5 They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.

6 Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O Lord; thou art great, and thy name is great in might.

7 Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? for to thee doth it appertain: forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like unto thee.

8 But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities.

9 Silver spread into plates (lunar moon) is brought from Tarshish, and (solar) gold from Uphaz, the work of the workman, and of the hands of the founder: blue and purple (sky) is their clothing: they are all the work of cunning men.

10 But the Lord is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.

11 Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens.

12 He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.

13 When he uttereth his (red radius line) voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, and he causeth the vapours to (red radius line) ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.

14 Every man is brutish in his knowledge: every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his (lunar and solar) molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.

15 They are vanity, and the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.

16 The portion of Jacob is not like them: for he is the former of all things; and Israel is the (red radius line) rod of his inheritance: The Lord of hosts is his name.

17 Gather up thy wares out of the land, O inhabitant of the fortress.

18 For thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will (Aquarius) sling out the inhabitants of the land at this once, and will distress them, that they may find it so.

19 Woe is me for my hurt! my (red radius line) wound is grievous; but I said, Truly this is a grief, and I must bear it.

20 My (red radius line) tabernacle is spoiled, and all my (red radius line) cords are broken (solar and lunar breaks): my children (Gemini) are gone forth of me, and they are not: there is none to stretch forth my (Milky Way) tent any more, and to set up my (Milky Way) curtains.

21 For the pastors (Gemini) are become brutish, and have not sought the Lord: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks (Taurus and Aries) shall be scattered.

22 Behold, the noise of the bruit is come, and a great commotion out of the north country, to make the cities of Judah desolate, and a den of dragons (Hydra, Drago, Serpens, etc).

23 O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps (fate).

24 O Lord, (red radius line) correct me, but with judgment; not in thine (solar) anger, lest thou bring me to nothing.

25 Pour out thy (Aquarius solar) fury upon the heathen that know thee not, and upon the families that call not on thy name: for they have eaten up Jacob, and devoured him, and consumed him, and have made his habitation desolate.


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