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Fews' restoration foreshewn. JEREMIAH, Captivity of Judai them again into their land that I eth in the LORD, and whose hope gave unto their fathers.

the LORD is. 16 1 Behold, I will send for many 8 For he shall be as a trer fishers, saith the LORD, and they planted by the waters, and that shall fish them; and after will 1 spreadeth out her roots by the send for many hunters, and they river, and shall not see when heat shall hunt then from every moun- cometh, but her leaf shall be green tain, and from every hill, and out and shall not be careful in the yea: of the holes of the rocks.

of drought, neither shall cease from 17 For mine eyes are upon all yielding fruit. their ways: they are not hid from 9 1 The heart is deceitful above my face, neither is their iniquity all things, and desperately wicked hid from mine eyes.

who can know it? 18 And first I will recompense 10 I the LORD search the heart their iniquity and their sin double; I try the reins, even to give every because they have defiled my land, man according to his ways, and they have filled mine inheritance according to the fruit of his with the carcasses of their detesta- doings. ble and abominable things.

11 As the partridge sitteth 19 O LORD, my strength and eggs, and hatcheth them not; se my fortress, and my refuge in the he that getteth riches, and not by day of affliction, the Gentiles shall right, shall leave them in the come unto thee from the ends of midst of his days, and at his end the earth, and shall say, Surely shall be a fool. our fathers have inherited lies, 12 1 A glorious high throne from vanity, and things wherein there is the beginning is the place of our no profit.

sanctuary. 20 Shall a man make gods unto 13 O LORD, the hope of Israel, himself, and they are no gods?

all that forsake thee shall be 21 Therefore behold, I will this ashamed, and they that depart once cause them to know, I will from me shall be written in the cause them to know my hand and earth, because they have forsaken my might; and they shall know the LORD, the fountain of living that my name is The LORD.

waters. CHAP.XVII.

14 Heal me,, O LORD, and ! Captivity of Judah for sin. shall be healed; save me, and I THE

sin of Judah is written shall be saved: for thou art my with a pen of iron, and with praise. the point of a diamond: it is 15 T Behold, they say unto me, graven upon the table of their Where is the word of the LORD! heart, and upon the horns of your let it come now. altars ;

16 As for me, I have not hasten2 Whilst their children remem-ed from being a pastor to follow ber their altars and their groves by thee: neither have I desired the the green trees upon the high hills. woful day; thou knowest: that

30 my mountain in the field, I which came out of my lips was will give thy substance and all thy right before thee. treasures to the spoil, and thy high 17 Be not a terror unto me: places for sin, throughout all thy thou art my hope in the day of borders.

evil. 4 And thou, even thyself, shalt | 18 Let them be confounded that discontinue from thy heritage that persecute me, but let not me be I gave thee; and I will cause the confounded: let them be dismayto serve thine enemies in the land ed, but let not me be dismayed: which thou knowest not: for ye bring upon them the day of evil, have kindled a fire in mine anger, and destroy them with double which shall burn for ever.

destruction. 5 Thus saith the LORD;Cursed 19 1 Thus said the LORD unto be the man that trusteth in man, me; Go and stand in the gate of and maketh flesh his arm, and the children of the people, whereby whose heart departeth from the the kings of Judah come in, and LORD.

by the which they go out, and in all 6 For he shall be like the heath the gates of Jerusalem; in the desert, and shall not see 20 And say unto them, Hear ye when good cometh; but shall in the word of the LORD, ye kings of habit the parched places in the Judah, and all Judah, and all the wilderness, in & salt land and not inhabitants of Jerusalem, that enter inhabited.

in by these gates : 7 Blessed is the man that trust 21 Thus saith the LORD; Take

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The type of the potter. CHAP. XVIII.

Judah threatened þeed to yourselves, and bear no 7 At what instant I shall speak burden on the sabbath day, nor concerning a nation, and concernbring it in by the gates of Jerusa- ing a kingdom, to pluck up, and lem;

to pull down, and to destroy it : Neither carry forth a burden 8 If that nation against whom I out of your houses on the sabbath have pronounced, turn from their day, neither do ye any work, but evil, I will repent of the evil that I hallow ye the sabbath day, as I thought to do unto them. commanded your fathers.

9 And at what instant I shall 23 But they obeyed not, neither speak concerning a nation, and inclined their ear, but made their concerning a kingdom, to build and neck stiff, that they might not hear, to plant it; nor receive instruction.

10 If it do evil in my sight, that 24 And it shall come to pass, if it obey not my voice, then I will ye diligently hearken unto me, repent of the good, wherewith I saith the LORD, to bring in no said I would benefit them. burden through the gates of this 11 T Now therefore go to, speak city on the sabbath day, but hallow to the men of Judah, and to the in the sabbath day, to do no work habitants of Jerusalem, saying, therein ;

Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I 25 Then shall there enter into the frame evil against you, and devise gates of this city kings and princes a device against you: return yo sitting upon the throne of David, now every one from his evil way, riding in chariots and on horses, and make your ways and your dothey and their princes, the men of ings good. Judah, and the inhabitants of Je 12 And they said, There is no rusalem : and this city shall remain hope: but we will walk after our for ever.

own devices, and we will every 26 And they shall come from the one do the imagination of his evil cities of Judah, and from the places heart. about Jerusalem, and from the land 13 Therefore thus saith the of Benjamin, and from the plain, LORD; Ask ye now among the and from the mountains, and from heathen, who hath heard such the south, bringing burnt-offerings, things: the virgin of Israel hath and sacrifices, and meat-offerings, done a very horrible thing. and incense, and bringing sacrifices 14 Will a man leave the snow of of praise, unto the house of the Lebanon which cometh from the LORD.

rock of the field ? or shall the cold 27 But if ye will not hearken un- flowing waters that come from anoto me to hallow the sabbath day, ther place be forsaken? and not to bear a burden, even 15 Because my people hath forentering in at the gates of Jerusa- gotten me, they have burned inlem on the sabbath day; then will cense to vanity, and they have I kindle a fire in the gates thereof, caused them to stumble in their and it shall devour the palaces of ways from the ancient paths, to Jerusalem, and it shall not be walk in paths, in a way not cast quenched.

up; CHAP. XVIII.

16 To make their land desolate, God's Power over Nations typified. and a perpetual hissing, every one THE word which came to Jere- that passeth thereby shall be asto

miah from the LORD, saying, nished, and wag his head. 2 Arise, and go down to the pot 17 I will scatter them as with an ter's house, and there I will cause east wind before the enemy; I will thee to hear my words.

shew them the back, and not the 3 Then I went down to the pot face, in the day of their calamity. ter's house, and behold, he wrought 18 Then said they, Come, and a work on the wheels.

let us devise devices against Jere4 And the vessel that he made of miah ; for the law shall not perish clay was marred in the hand of from the priest, nor counsel from the potter: so he made it again the wise, nor the word from the another vessel, as seemed good to the prophet. Come, and let us the potter to make it.

smite him with the tongue, and let 5 Then the word of the LORD us not give heed to any of his words. came to me, saying,

19 Give heed to me, O LORD, 6 O house of Israel, cannot I do and hearken to the voice of them with you as this potter? saith the that contend with me. LORD. Behold, as the clay is in 20 Shall evil be recompensed for the potter's hand, so are ye in my good? for they

have digged a pit hand, O house of Israel.

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The prophet foretelleth JEREMIAH, the desolation of the Jews stood before thee to speak good their carcasses will I give to be for them, and to turn away thy meat for the fowls of the heaven, wrath from them.

and for the beasts of the earth. 21 Therefore deliver up their chil 8 And I will make this city deso dren to the famine, and pour out late, and a hissing : every one that their blood by the force of the passeth thereby shall be astonished sword; and let their wives be be- and hiss because of all the plagues reaved of their children, and be thereof. widows; and let their men be put 9 And I will cause them to eat to death; let their young men be the flesh of their sons and the flesh slain by the sword in battle. of their daughters, and they shall

2 Let a cry be heard from their eat every one the flesh of his friend houses, when thou shalt bring a in the siege and straitness where troop suddenly upon them: for they with their enemies, and they that ha ve digged a pit to take me, and seek their lives, shall straiten nid snares for my feet.

them. 23 Yet, LORD, thou knowest all 10 Then shalt thou break the their counsel against me to slay bottle in the sight of the men that me : forgive not their iniquity, nei- go with thee, ther blot out their sin from thy sight,

11 And shalt say unto them, but let them be overthrown before Thus saith the LORD of hosts; thee; deal thus with them in the Even, so will I break this people time of thine anger.

and this city, as one breaketh a CHAP. XIX.

potter's vessel, that cannot be Jerusalem's Desolation typified: made whole again: and they shall THUS saith the LORD. Go and bury them in Tophet, till there be

get a potter's earthen bottle, no place to bury, and take of the ancients of the 12 Thus will I do unto this place, people, and of the ancients of the saith the LORD, and to the inha priests;

bitants thereof, and even make this 2 And go forth unto the valley of city as Tophet: the son of Hinnom, which is by the 13 And the houses of Jerusalem, entry of the east gate, and proclaim and the houses of the kings of Juthere the words that I shall tell dah, shall be defiled as the place of thee.

Tophet, because of all the houses 3 And say, Hear ye the word of upon whose roofs they have burnthe LORD,

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kings of Judah, and ed incense unto all the host of hea inhabitants of Jerusalem ; Thus ven, and have poured out drink saith the LORD of hosts, the God of offerings unto other gods. Israel; Behold, I will bring evil 14 Then came Jeremiah from upon this place, the which who- Tophet, whither the LORD had soever heareth, his ears shall sent him to prophesy; and he stood tingle.

in the court of the LORD's 4 Because they have forsaken house; and said to all the peome, and have estranged this place, ple and have burned incense in it 15 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, unto other gods, whom neither the God of Israel; Behold, I will they nor their fathers have known, bring upon this city and upon all nor the kings of Judah, and have her towns all the evil that I have filled this place with the blood of pronounced against it, because innocents;

they have hardened their necks, 5 They have built also the high that they might not hear my places of Baal, to burn their sons words. with fire for burnt-offerings unto

CHAP. XX. Baal, which I commanded not, nor Pashur's nero Name and Doom. sminke it, neither came it into my Nowe plektury the son of sommer

6 Therefore, behold, the days governor in the house of the LORD, come, saith the LORD, that this heard that Jeremiah prophesied place shall no more be called these things. Tophet, nor The valley of the son 2 Then Pashur smote Jeremiah of Hinnom, but The valley of the prophet, and put him in the slaughter.

stocks that were in the high gate 7 And I will make void the of Benjamin, which was by the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem house of the LORD. in this place; and I will cause 3 And it came to pass on the them to fall by the sword before morrow, that Pashur brought forth their enemies, and by the hands Jeremiah out of the stocks. Then of them that seek their lives : and said Jeremiah unto him, The LORD

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Pashur's fearful doom. CHAP. XXI. Jeremiah's complaint. hath not called thy name Pashur, livered the soul of the poor from but Magor-missabib.

the hand of evil-doers. 4 For thus saith the LORD, Be 14 | Cursed be the day wherein hold, I will make thee a terror I was born : let not the day wherein to thyself, and to all thy friends: my mother bare me be blessed. and they shall fall by the sword of 15 Cursed be the man who their enemies, and thine eyes shall brought tidings to my father, saybehold it: and I will give ing, A man-child is born unto thee; all Judah into the hand of the making him very glad. king of Babylon, and he shall 16 And let that man be as the carry them captive into Babylon, cities which the LORD overthrew, and shall slay them with the and repented not: and let him hear sword.

the cry in the morning, and the 5 Moreover I will deliver all shouting at noon-tide; the strength of this city, and all 17 Because he slew me not from the labours thereof, and all the the womb; or that my mother precious things thereof, and all the might have been my grave, and treasures of the kings of Judah her womb to be always great with will I give into the hand of their me. enemies, which shall spoil them, 18 Wherefore came I forth out and take them, and carry them to of the womb to see labour and Babylon.

sorrow, that my days should be 6 And thou, Pashur, and all that consumed with shame? dwell in thy house shall go into

CHAP. XXI. captivity: and thou shalt come to The Siege of Jerusalem foretold. Babylon, and there thou shalt die T Here word which came unto all thy friends, to whom thou hast when king Zedekiah sent unto prophesied lies.

him Pashur the son of Melchiah, 7' TO LORD, thou hast deceived and Zephaniah the son of Maasemé, and I was deceived: thou art iah the priest, saying, stronger than I, and hast prevailed: 2 Inquire, I pray thee, of the I am in derision daily, every one LORD for us; for Nebuchadrezzar mocketh me.

king of Babylon maketh war 8 For since I spake, I cried out, against us; if so be that the LORD I cried violence and spoil; because will deal with us according to all the word of the LORD was made a his wondrous works, that he may reproach unto me, and a derision, go up from us. daily.

3 | Then said Jeremiah unto them, 9 Then I said, I will not make Thus shall ye say to Zedekiah : mention of him, nor speak any

4 Thus saith the LORD God of more in his name. But his word Israel ; Behold, I will turn back was in my heart as a burning fire the weapons of war that are in shut up in my bones, and I was your hands, wherewith ye fight weary with forbearing, and I could against the king of Babylon, and not stay.

against the Chaldeans, which be10 1 For I heard the defaming of siege you without the walls, and I many, fear on every side. Report, will assemble them into the midst say they, and we will report it. All of this

city. my familiars watched for my halt 5 And I myself will fight against ing, saying, Peradventure he will you with an out-stretched hand be enticed, and we shall prevail and with a strong arm, even in against him, and we shall take our anger, and in fury, and in great revenge on him.

wrath. 11 But the LORD is with me as 6 And I will smite the inhabia mighty terrible one: therefore tants of this city, both man and my persecutors shall stumble, and beast: they shall die of a great they shall not prevail; they shall pestilence. be greatly ashamed; for they shall 7 And afterward, saith the LORD, not prosper : their everlasting I will deliver. Zedekiah king of confusion shall never be forgot- Judah, and his servants, and the ten.

people, and such as are left in this 12 But, o LORD of hosts, that city from the pestilence, from the triest the righteous, and seest the sword, and from the famine, into reins and the heart, let me see thy the hand of Nebnchadrezzar king vengeance on them: for unto thee of Babylon, and into the hand of have I opened my cause.

their enemies, and into the hand 13 Sing unto the LORD, praise of those that seek their life: and yo the LORD: for he hath de-lhe shall einite them with the edge

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Exhortation to repentance. JEREMIAH, Judgment of Shallum, of the sword; he shall not spare 5 But if ye will not hear these them, neither have pity, nor have words, I swear by myself, saith the mercy.

LORD, that this house shall become 8.1 And unto this people thou a desolation. shalt say, Thus saith the LORD; 6 For thus saith the LORD unto Behold, I set before you the way the king's house of Judah; Thou of life, and the way of death, art Gilead unto me, and the head

9 He that abideth in this city of Lebanon : yet surely I will make shall die by the sword, and by the thee a wilderness, and cities which famine, and by the pestilence: but are not inbabited. he that goeth out, and falleth to the 7. And I will prepare destroyers Chaldeans that besiege you, he against thee, every one with his shall live, and his life shall be unto weapons: and they shall cut down him for a prey.

thy choice cedars, and cast them 10 For I have set my face against into the fire. this city for evil, and not for good, 8 And many nations shall pass saith the LORD: it shall be given by this city, and they shall say every into the hand of the king of Baby- man to his neighbour, Wherefore lon, and he shall burn it with hath the LORD done thus unto this fire.

great city ? 11 | And touching the house of 9 Then they shall answer, Bethe king of Judah, say, Hear ye the cause they have forsaken the cove word ot the LORD;

nant of the LORD their God, and 12 O house of David, thus saith worshipped other gods, and served the LORD; Execute judgment in them. the morning, and deliver him that 10 11 Weep ye not for the dead, is spoiled out of the hand of the neither bemoan him: but weep oppressor, lest my fury go out like sore for him that goeth away: for fire, and burn that none can quench he shall return no more, nor see his it, because of the evil of your native country. doings.

11 For thus saith the LORD 13 Behold, I am against thee, o touching Shallum the son of Josiah inhabitant of the valley, and rock king of Judah, which reigned inof the plain, saith the LORD; which stead of Josiah his father, which say, Who shall come down against went forth out of this place; He us balap

or who shall enter into our ha- shall not return thither any more: bitations?

12 But he shall die in the place 14 But I will punish you accord- whither they have led him captive, ing to the fruit of your doings, and shall see this land no more. saith the LORD: and I will kindle 13 T Wo unto him that buildeth a fire in the forest thereof, and it his house by unrighteousness, and shall devour all things round about his chambers by wrong; that useth it.

his neighbour's service

without CHAP. XXII.

wages, and giveth him not for his Jeremiah exhorteth to Righte work ; ousness.

14 That saith, I will build me down to the house of the king and cutteth him out windows; and of Judah, and speak there this it is ceiled with cedar, and painted word,

with vermilion. 2 And say, Hear the word of the 15 Shalt thou reign, because thou LORD, O king of Judah, that sit- closest thyself in cedar ? did not test upon the throne of David, thou, thy father eat and drink, and do and thy servants, and thy people judgment and justice, and then it that enter in by these gates: was well with him ?

3 Thus saith the LORD; Execute 16 He judged the cause of the ye judgment and righteousness, poor and needy; then it was well and deliver the spoiled out of the with him: was not this to know hand of the oppressor : and do nome ? saith the LORD. wrong, do no violence to the stran 17 But thine eyes and thy heart ger, the fatherless, nor the widow, are not but for thy covetousness, neither shed innocent blood in this and for to shed innocent blood, and place.

for oppression, and for violence, to 4 For if ye do this thing indeed, do it. then

shall there enter in by the gates 18 Therefore thus saith the LORD of this house kings sitting upon the concerning Jehoiakim the son of throne of David, riding in chariots Josiah king of Judah ; They shall and on horses, he, and his servants, not lament for him, saying, Ah and his people.

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