16 But ye repented, and polluted my Name: for ye have caused every man his servant, and every man his handmaid, whom ye had set at liberty at their pleasure, to return, and hold them in subjection to be unto you as servants and as handmaids.
17 Therefore thus saith the Lord, Ye have not obeyed me, in proclaiming freedom every man to his brother, and every man to his neighbor: behold, I proclaim a liberty for you, saith the Lord, to [a]the sword, to the pestilence, and to the famine, and I will make you a terror to all the kingdoms of the earth.
18 And I will give those men that have broken my Covenant, and have not kept the words of the Covenant, which they had made before me, when they [b]cut the calf in twain, and passed between the parts thereof,
Jeremiah 34:18As touching this manner of solemn covenant which the ancients used by passing between the two parts of a beast, to signify that the transgressor of the same covenant should be so divided in pieces, read Gen. 15:10.
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