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ask for the old paths

Jer.6[ 16] Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.

Jer.18[ 15] Because my people hath forgotten me, they have burned incense to vanity, and they have caused them to stumble in their ways from the "ancient paths", to walk in paths, in a way not cast up; ( not esteemed highly, not of God)

fountain of living waters - מְקוֹר מַיִם חַיִּים

Jer.2 [13] For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

[32] Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number.

Jer.17[ 13] O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters.

Jer.3[ 21] A voice was heard upon the high places, weeping and supplications of the children of Israel: for they have perverted their way , and they have forgotten the LORD their God.

Jer.13[ 14] And I will dash them one against another, even the fathers and the sons together, saith the LORD: I will not pity, nor spare, nor have mercy, but destroy them.[ 25] This is thy lot, the portion of thy measures from me, saith the LORD; because thou hast forgotten me, and trusted in falsehood.

Ezek.22[ 12] In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood; thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion, and hast forgotten me, saith the Lord GOD.

Ezek.23[ 35] Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast forgotten me , and cast me behind thy back, therefore bear thou also thy lewdness and thy whoredoms.

Hos.4[ 6] My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God , תִּשְׁכַּח תּוֹרַת אֱלֹהֶיךָ I will also forget thy children. אֶשְׁכַּח בָּנֶיךָ גַּם־אָנִי .

Hos.8[ 14] For Israel hath forgotten his Maker , and buildeth temples; and Judah hath multiplied fenced cities: but I will send a fire upon his cities, and it shall devour the palaces thereof.

Hos.13[ 6] According to their pasture, so were they filled; they were filled, and their heart was exalted; therefore have they forgotten me.

Deut.32[ 18] Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee.

Isa.17[ 10] Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation , and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips:[ 11] In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish: but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.

What do you use your Voice for in this world ?

What are you proclaiming, crying?

What are you preparing?

What way or path are you professing?

Are you preparing the way for the Lord's second coming?

**Isa.40 [ 3] The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness , Prepare ye the way of the LORD , make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

קוֹל קוֹרֵא ־־בַּמִּדְבָּר, פַּנּוּ דֶּרֶךְ יְהוָה

קוֹל qol - voice, sound, proclamation, thunder (-ing)

קוֹרֵא qoray -to call, call out, read, cry out, proclaim

פִנָּה pin-nah - to turn towards, face, approach, make clear, straight

דֶרֶךְ derek - way, journey, path, direction, habit, course of life, moral character (figuratively)

** Mal.3[ 1] Behold, I will send my messenger , מַלְאָכִי and he shall prepare the way before me:

הִנְנִי שֹׁלֵחַ מַלְאָכִי, וּפִנָּה ־דֶרֶךְ לְפָנָי and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to this temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.

John.1[ 23] He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness , Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.

Matt.11[ 9] But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet.[ 10] For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.[11] Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

[13] For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. [14] And if ye will receive it , this is Elias , which was for to come. [15] He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Matt.17[10] And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come? [11] And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things. [12] But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.[13] Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.

Mark.9[11] And they asked him, saying, Why say the scribes that Elias must first come? [12] And he answered and told them, Elias verily cometh first, and restoreth all things; and how it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be set at nought. [13] But I say unto you, That Elias is indeed come , and they have done unto him whatsoever they listed, as it is written of him .

2Kgs.1[ 8] And they answered him, He was an hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins . And he said, It is Elijah the Tishbite .

Matt.3[ 4] And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.

Mark.1[ 2] As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.[3] The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.[ 4] John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.

Luke.7[ 26] But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.[ 27] This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.[28] For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.

**Mal.4 [ 5] Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD :[ 6] And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

Luke.1[ 13] But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.
14] And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth.[15 ] For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.[16 ] And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God.[ 17] And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias , to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.


[7] There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture's eye hath not seen:
8] The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it.
9] He putteth forth his hand upon the rock; he overturneth the mountains by the roots.
10] He cutteth out rivers among the rocks; and his eye seeth every precious thing.
11] He bindeth the floods from overflowing; and the thing that is hid bringeth he forth to light.
[12] But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding?
[13] Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living.
14] The depth saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith, It is not with me.[15 ] It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.
16] It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.
17] The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold.
[18] No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.
[19] The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.
[20] Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?
[21] Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.
22] Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof with our ears.
[23] God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof.
[24] For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven;
25] To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure.
26] When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:
27] Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out.
28] And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.


Ecc. 12[ 13] Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

סוֹף דָּבָר, הַכֹּל נִשְׁמָע: אֶת־הָאֱלֹהִים יְרָא וְאֶת־מִצְוֹתָיו שְׁמוֹר, כִּי־זֶה כָּל־הָאָדָם

[14 ] For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil

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