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Thus saith the LORD; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the LORD.
Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the city shall be built to the LORD from the tower of Hananeel unto the gate of the corner.
And the measuring line ° shall yet go forth over against it upon the hill Gareb, and shall compass about to Goath.
And the whole valley of the dead bodies, and of the ashes, and all the fields ° unto the brook of Kidron, unto the corner of the horse gate toward the east, shall be holy unto the LORD; it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down any more for ever.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

31:37 heaven above. So far as can be ascertained, the heavens are infinite in extent, and so can never be measured by man.

31:37 foundations of the earth. Although the earth’s radius is well established, every human attempt to drill through the earth’s crust to the plastic mantle beneath has, thus far, ended in failure.

31:38 city shall be built. The dimensions of the city in Jerusalem in Jeremiah’s day were much smaller than his description here, and even this city was soon to be destroyed. However, in its modern development, it has indeed reached and exceeded the boundaries described in Jeremiah 31:38-40.

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