Jeremiah 15.10 and 17.5
On "Woe is me," again in another view, and, "Cursed is he who trusts in man and who will rest upon the flesh of his arm."
THERE ARE THOSE who bless the Prophets and1. who in blessing them pray to have a lot with the Prophets, gathering2. from the prophetic words the remarkable qualities of their prophecy. By seeking, they could then persuade themselves--if they live under the same conditions, if also something hard will meet them in this life so that they might imitate the prophetic life--that they might bring about the final rest and the blessedness with the Prophets. So it is possible in many places to gather together the remarkable qualities of the Prophets, freedom, vigor, vigilance, vehemence. Yet when they were in those circumstances they were not thinking about freedom, only that they would reprove, that they as the Prophets in rebuke of sinners would convert from speaking the Word of God with boldness,3. even if those who are reproved seem to be able to do what is very powerful. Still even if it is possible to do this4. in many places, let us also see from5. what was read today.
(2) The Prophet reproved many and the Prophet spoke to many. For, he appeared at a time when there were sin-____________________