Jer 5:1 “Diligently search the streets of Yerushalayim, and please look, and know and seek in her open places if you find a man, if there is anyone doing right-ruling, seeking the truth, then I shall pardon her.
Jer 5:2 “Even when they say, ‘As יהוה lives,’ they swear falsely, for certain.”
Jer 5:3 O יהוה, are Your eyes not on truth? You have smitten them, but they have not grieved. You have consumed them, but they have refused to receive instruction. They made their faces harder than rock, they refused to turn back.
Jer 5:4 Then I said, “These are only the poor. They have been foolish, for they have not known the way of יהוה, the right-ruling of their Elohim.
Jer 5:5 “Let me go to the great men and speak to them, for they have known the way of יהוה, the right-ruling of their Elohim.” But these have altogether broken the yoke and torn off the bonds.
Jer 5:6 Therefore a lion from the forest shall smite them, a wolf of the deserts ravage them. A leopard is watching over their cities, whoever comes out of them is torn in pieces. For their transgressions have been many, their backslidings have been numerous.
Jer 5:7 “Why should I pardon you for this? Your children have forsaken Me and sworn by those that are not mighty ones. When I had filled them up, they then committed adultery and they thronged to the house of a whore.
Jer 5:8 “They were like well-fed horses, every one neighed after his neighbour’s wife.
Jer 5:9 “Would I not punish them for this?” declares יהוה. “And would I not revenge Myself on such a nation as this?
Jer 5:10 “Go up on her walls and destroy, but do not make a complete end. Take away her branches, for they do not belong to יהוה.
Jer 5:11 “For the house of Yisra’ĕl and the house of Yehudah have utterly betrayed Me,” declares יהוה.
Jer 5:12 They have been untrue to יהוה, and said, “It is not He. No evil comes upon us, nor do we see sword or scarcity of food.”
Jer 5:13 And the prophets have become wind, and the Word is not in them. Thus shall be done to them:
Jer 5:14 Therefore thus said יהוה Elohim of hosts, “Because you speak this word, see, I am making My words in your mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.
Jer 6:13 “For from the least of them even to the greatest of them, they are all greedy for gain. And from the prophet even to the priest, all act falsely.
Jer 6:14 “And they heal the breach of My people slightly, saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ when there is no peace.
Jer 6:15 Were they ashamed when they had done abomination? No! They were not at all ashamed, nor did they know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall among those who fall. They shall stumble at the time I visit them,” said יהוה.
Jer 6:16 Thus said יהוה, “Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; and find rest for yourselves. But they said, ‘We do not walk in it.’
Jer 6:17 “And I raised up watchmen over you, and said, ‘Listen to the sound of the ram’s horn!’ But they said, ‘We do not listen.’
Jer 6:18 “Therefore hear, you nations, and know, O congregation, what is upon them!
Jer 6:19 “Hear, O earth! See, I am bringing evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not listened to My words, nor My Torah – and they rejected it.
Jer 7:1 The word that came to Yirmeyahu from יהוה, saying,
Jer 7:2 “Stand in the gate of the House of יהוה, and you shall proclaim there this word, and shall say, ‘Hear the word of יהוה, all you of Yehudah who enter in at these gates to bow before יהוה!’ ”
Jer 7:3 Thus said יהוה of hosts, the Elohim of Yisra’ĕl, “Make your ways and your deeds good, then I let you dwell in this place.
Jer 50:4 “In those days and at that time,” declares יהוה, “the children of Yisra’ĕl shall come, they and the children of Yehudah together, weeping as they come, and seek יהוה their Elohim.
Jer 50:5 “They shall ask the way to Tsiyon, their faces toward it, ‘Come and let us join ourselves to יהוה, in an everlasting covenant, never to be forgotten.’
Jer 50:6 “My people have been wandering sheep. Their shepherds have led them astray, turning them away on the mountains. They have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their resting place.
Jer 50:7 “All who found them have devoured them. And their adversaries have said, ‘We are not guilty, because they have sinned against יהוה, the Home of righteousness, and the Expectation of their fathers: יהוה.’
Let us move on to the next subject that is another key, salvational issue, that being ‘Righteousness’. There is only one writer in the Re-Newed Covenant and from cover to cover of Scripture where one can get the idea that righteousness is not a requirement of our salvation.
I put forth this challenge. Read the Scriptures from Bereshith (Genesis) to Revelation removing the writings of Paul, from Mid Acts through Philemon and pick up again in Ibrim (Hebrews). You will find that the over-all theme of the Scriptures, Yahweh’s Word for us, and the message of our Messiah, Yahusha, is that only the righteous will enter the Kingdom. Scripture upholds this notion, as Yahusha states in Revelation;
Rev 14:12 Here is the endurance of the set-apart ones, here are those guarding the commands of Elohim and the belief of יהושע.
The commands of Elohim are all of the Torah, the Torah throughout the Scriptures is also referred to as the ‘Word’.
Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim.
As prophesied in the Tanakh, Yahusha is The Word made flesh. And our Messiah also stated that if you love Me, you will obey Me. All of the commands of Yahweh came through the Messiah, in the days of Mosheh as well as the commands He taught His emissaries when He visited His people 2000 years ago.