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Jehoiakim, and Coniah. CHAP. XXIII. Christ is promised shall not lament for him, saying, you the evil of your doings, saith Ah lord ! or, Ah his glory!
the LORD. 19 He shall be buried with the 3 And I will gather the remnant burial of an ass, drawn and cast of my flock out of all countries forth beyond the gates of Jeru- whither I have driven them, and salem.
will bring them again to their 20 1 Go up to Lebanon, and folds; and they shall be fruitful cry; and lift up thy voice in Bashan, and increase. and cry from the passages : for all 4 And I will set up shepherds thy lovers are destroyed.
over them, which shall feed them: 21 I spake unto thee in thy pros- and they shall fear no more, nor perity, but thou saidst, I will not be dismayed, neither shall they be hear. This hath been thy manner lacking, saith the LORD. from thy youth, that thou obeyedst 5 1 Behold, the days come, saith not my voice.
the LORD, that I will raise unto 22 The wind shall eat up all thy David a righteous Branch, and a pastors, and thy lovers shall go King shall reign and prosper, and into captivity: purely then shalt shall execute judgment and justice thou be ashamed and confounded in the earth. for all thy wickedness.
6 In his days Judah shall be 23 O inhabitant of Lebanon, that saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: makest thy nest in the cedars, how and this is his name whereby he gracious shalt thou be when pangs shall be called, THE LORD OUR come upon thee, the pain as of a RIGHTEOUSNESS. woman in travail !
7 Therefore, behold, the days 14 As I live, saith the LORD, come, saith the LORD, that they though Coniah the son
of Jehoia- shall no more say, The LORD livkim king of Judah were the signet eth, which brought up the children upon my right hand, yet would I of Israel out of the land of Egypt;, pluck thee thence;
8 But, the LORD liveth, which 25. And I will give thee into the brought up and which led the seed hand of them that seek thy life, of the house of Israel out of the and into the hand of them whose north country, and from all counface thou fearest, even into the tries whither I had driven them; hand, of Nebuchadrezzar king of and they shall dwell in their own Babylon, and into the hand of the land. Chaldeans.
91 My heart within me is broken 26 And I will cast thee out, and because of the prophets; all my thy mother that bare theo, into bones shake; I am like a drunken another country, where ye were man, and like a man whom wine not born; and there shall ye die. hath overcome, because of the
27 But to the land whereunto LORD, and because of the words they desire to return, thither shall of his holiness. they not return.
10 For the land is full of adul28 Is this man Coniah a despised terers; for because of swearing the broken idol? is he a vessel wherein land mourneth ; the pleasant places is no pleasure? wherefore are they of the wilderness are dried up, and cast out, he and his secd, and are their course is evil, and their force cast into a land which they know is not right. not?
11 For both prophet and priest 29 O earth, earth, earth, hear the are profane;, yea, in my house word of the LORD.
have I found their wickedness, 30 Thus saith the LORD, Write saith the LORD. ye this man childless, a man that 12 Wherefore their way shall be shall not prosper in his days: for unto them as slippery ways in the no man of his seed shall prosper, darkness: they shall be driven on, sitting upon the throne of David, and fall therein: for I will bring and ruling
any more in Judah. evil upon them, even the year of CHAP. XXIII.
their visitation, saith the LORD. Christ, the Branch, promised. 13 And I have seen folly in the Wa
To be unto the pastors that prophets of Samaria; they prophe
destroy and scatter the sheep sied in Baal, and caused my people of my pasture! saith the LORD.
Israel to err. 2 Therefore thus saith the LORD 14 I have seen also in the proGod of Israel against the pastors phets of Jerusalem
a horrible that feed my people; Ye have thing: they commit adultery, and scattered my flock, and driven walk in lies: they strengthen also them away, and have not visited the bands of evil-doers, that none them: behold, I will visit upon doth return from his wickedness:
God's fearful judgments JEREMIAH, against false prophets they are all of them unto me as 28 The prophet that hath & Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof dream, let him tell a dream; and as Gomorrah.
he that hath my word, let him 15 Therefore thus saith the speak my word faithfully. What LORD of hosts concerning the pro-is the chaff to the wheat ? saith phets; Behold, I will feed them the LORD. with wormwood, and make them 29 Is not my word like as a fire ? drink the water of gall: for from saith the LORD; and like a hamthe prophets of Jerusalem is pro- mer that breaketh the rock in faneness gone forth into all the pieces ? land.
30 Therefore behold, I 16 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, against the prophets, saith the Hearken not unto the words of LORD, that steal my words every the prophets that prophesy unto one from his neighbour. you they make you vain : they 31 Behold, I am against the speak a vision of their own heart, prophets, saith the LORD, that and not out of the mouth of the use their tongues, and say, He LORD.
. 17 They say still unto them that 32 Behold, I am against them despise me, The LORD hath said, that prophesy false dreams, saith Ye shall have peace; and they the LORD, and do tell them, and say unto every one that walketh cause my people to err by their after the imagination of his own lies, and by their lightness ; yet heart, No evil shall come upon sent them not, nor commanded you.
them : therefore they shall not 18 For who hath stood in the profit this people at all, saith the counsel of the LORD, and hath LORD. perceived and heard his word ? 33 1 And when this people, or why hath marked his word, and the prophet, or a priest, shall ask heard it?
thee, saying, What is the burden of 19 Behold, a whirlwind of the the LORD ? thou shalt then say unto LORD is gone forth in fury, even a them, What burden? I will even grievous whirlwind : it shall fall forsake you, saith the LORD. grievously upon the head of the 34 And as for the prophet, and wicked,
the priest, and the people, that 20 The anger of the LORD shall shall
say, The burden
of the LORD not return, until he have executed, I will even punish that man and and till he have performed the his house. thoughts of his heart: in the lat 35 Thus shall ye say every one ter days ye shall consider it per- to his neighbour, and every one to fectly.
his brother, What hath the LORD 21 I have not sent these prophets, answered ? and, What hath the yet they ran; I have not spoken LORD spoken? to them, yet they prophesied. 36 And the burden of the LORD
22 But if they had stood in my shall ye mention no more : for counsel, and had caused my peo- every man's word shall be bis ple to hear my words, then they burden; for ye have perverted the should have turned them from words of the living God, of the their evil way, and from the evil LORD of hosts our God. of their doings.
37 Thus shalt thou say to the 23 Am I a God at hand, saith the prophet, What hath the LORD an. LORD, and not a God afar off? swered thee? and, What hath the
24 Can any hide himself in secret LORD spoken? places that I shall not see him ? 38 But since ye say, The burden saith the LORD. Do not I fill hea- of the LORD; therefore thus saith ven and earth? saith the LORD. the LORD ; Because ye say this
25 I have heard what the pro-word, 'The burden of the LORD, phets said, that prophesy lies in my and I have sent unto you, saying name, saying, I have dreamed, i Ye shall not say, The burden of have dreamed.
the LORD ; 26 How long shall this be in the 39 Therefore behold, I, even ! heart of the prophets that prophesy will utterly forget you, and I will lies ? yea, they are prophets of the forsake you, and the city that I deceit of their own heart;
gave you and your fathers, and 27 Which think to cause my cast you out of my presence: people to forget my name by their 40 And I will bring an everdreams which they tell every man lasting reproach upon you, and a to his neighbour, as their fathers perpetual shame, which shall not have forgotten my name for Baal. I be forgotten,
Judan's restoration, &c. CHAP. XXV. Babylonish captivity foretold. CHAP. XXIV.
of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah The Type of good and bad Figs. king of Judah, that was the first THE LORD shewed me, and be- year of Nebuchadrezzar king of
hold, two baskets of figs were Babylon; set before the temple of the LORD,
2 The which Jeremiah the pro after that Nebuchadrezzar king of phet spake unto all the people of Babylon had carried away captive Judah, and to all the inhabitants of Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim Jerusalem, saying, king of Judah, and the princes of 3 From the thirteenth year of JoJudah, with the carpenters and siah the son of Amon king of Judah, smiths, from Jerusalem, and had even unto this day, that is the three brought them to Babylon.
and twentieth year, the word of the 2 One basket had very good figs, LORD hath come unto me, and I cven like the figs that are first ripe: have spoken unto you, rising early and the other basket had very and speaking; but ye have not naughty figs, which could not be hearkened. eaten, they were so bad.
4 And the LORD hath sent unto 3 Then said the LORD unto me, you all his servants the prophets, What seest thou, Jeremiah ? and I rising early and sending them; bui said, Figs; the good gs, very ye have not hearkened, nor inclined good ; and the evil, very evil, your earto hear. that cannot be eaten, they are so
said, Turn ye again now evil.
every one from his evil way, and 4 Again the word of the LORD from the evil of your doings, and came unto me, saying,
dwell in the land that the LORD 5 Thus saith the LORD, the God hath given unto you and to your of Israel ; Like these good figs, so fathers for ever and ever: will I acknowledge them that are 6 And go not after other gods to. carried away captive of Judah, serve them, and to worship them, whom I have sent out of this place and provoke me not to anger with into the land of the Chaldeans for the works of your hands; and I their good.
will do you no hurt. 6 For I will set mine eyes upon 7 Yet ye have not hearkened them for good, and I will bring unto me, saith the LORD; that ye them again to this land: and I will might provoke me to anger with build them, and not pull them the works of your hands to your down; and I will plant them, and own hurt. not pluck them up.
8 1 Therefore thus saith the 7 And I will give them a heart LORD of hosts; Because ye have to know me, that I am the LORD: not heard my words, and they shall be my people, and 9 Behold, I will send and take all I will be their God for they shall the families of the north, saith the return unto me with their whole LORD, and Nebuchadrezzar the heart.
king of Babylon, my servant, and 81 And as the evil figs, which will bring them against this land, cannot be eaten, they are so evil: and against the inhabitants thereof, purely thus saith the LORD, So will and against all these nations round I give Zedekiah the king of Judah, about, and will utterly destroy and his princes, and the residue of them, and make them an astonish Jerusalem, that remain in this land, ment, and a hissing, and perpetual and them that dwell in the land of desolations. Egypt :
10 Moreover I will take from 9 And I will deliver them to be them the voice of mirth, and the removed into all the kingdoms of voice of gladness, the voice of the the earth for their hurt, to be a re-bridegroom, and the voice of the proach and a proverb, a taunt and bride, the sound of the millstones, a curse, in all places whither I shall and the light of the candle. drive them.
11 And this whole land shall be 10 And I will send the sword, the a desolation, and an astonishment; famine, and the pestilence, among and these nations shall serve the them, till they be consumed from king of Babylon seventy years. off the land that I gave unto them 12 And it shall come to pass, and to their fathers,
when seventy years are accomCHAP. XXV.
plisbed, that I will punish the The Babylonish Captivity fore king of Babylon, and that nation, told.
saith the LORD, for their iniquity word that came to Jere- and the land of the Chaldeans, and
concerning all the will make it perpetual desolations. people of Judah in the fourth year 13 And I will bring upon that
The overthrow of
JEREMIAH, land all my words which I have then shalt thou say unto them, pronounced against it, even all thus saith the Lord of hosts; Ye that is written in this book, which shall certainly drink. Jeremiah hath prophesied against 29 For lo, I begin to bring, evil all the nations.
on the city which is called by 14 For many nations and great my name, and should
ye boy kings shall serve themselves of them utterly unpunished ? Ye shall pot also: and I will recompense them be unpunished; for I will call for a according to their deeds, and ac- sword upon all the inhabitants of cording to the works of their own the earth, saith the LORD of hands.
hosts. 15 | For thus saith the LORD God 30 Therefore prophesy thou of Israel unto me; Take the wine-against them all these words, and cup of this fury at my hand, and say unto them, The LORD shall cause all the nations, to whom I roar from on high, and utter his send thee, to drink it.
voice from his holy habitation ; 16 And they shall drink, and be he shall mightily roar upon his moved, and be mad, because of the habitation; he shall give a shout, sword that I will send among as they that tread
the grapes, them.
against all the inhabitants of the 17 Then took ļ the cup at the earth. LORD's hand, and made all the na 31 A noise shall come even to tions to drink, unto whom the the ends of the earth; for the LORD LORD had sent me:
hath a controversy with the na18 To wit, Jerusalem, and the țions, he will plead with all flesh; cities of Judah, and the kings there- he will give them that are wickof, and the princes thereof, to make ed to the sword, saith the them a desolation, an astonish- LORD. ment, a hissing, and a curse; as it 32 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, is this day;
Behold, evil shall go forth from na19 Pharaoh king of Egypt, and tion to nation, and a great whirlhis servants, and his princes, and wind shall be raised up from the all his people;
coasts of the earth. 20 And all the mingled people,
33 And the slain of the LORD and all the kings of the land of Uz, shall be at that day from one end and all the kings of the land of the of the earth even unto the other end Philistines, and Ashkelon, and of the earth; they shall not be laAzzah, and Ekron, and the rem-mented, neither gathered, nor bunant of Ashdod,
ried; they shall be dung upon the 21 Edom, and Moab, and the ground. children of Ammon, s
34 | Howl, ye shepherds, and 22 And all the kings of Tyrus, cry; and wallow yourselves in the and all the kings of Zidon, and the asheş, ye principal of the flock: for kings of the isles which are beyond the days of your slaughter and of
your dispersions are accomplished; 23 Deuan, and Tema, and Buz, and ye shall fall like a pleasant and all that are in the utmost cor- vessel. ners,
35 And the shepherds shall have 24 And all the kings of Arabia, I no way to flee, nor the principal of and all the kings of the mingled the flock to escape. people that dwell in the desert, 36 A voice of the cry of the
25 And all the kings of Zimri, shepherds, and a howling of the and all the kings of Elam, and all principal of the flock, shall be the kings of the Modes,
heard : for the Lord hath spoiled 26 And all the kings of the north, their pasture. far and near, one with another, and 37 And the peaceable habitations all the kingdoms of the world, are cut down because of the fierce which are upon the face of the anger of the LORD. earth: and the king of Sheshach 38 Ho hath forsaken his covert, shall drink after them.
as the lion: for their land is deso 27 Therefore thou shalt say unto late because of the fierceness of the them, Thus saith the Lord of oppressor, and because of his fierce hosts, the God of Israel ; Drink ye, anger. and be drunken, and spue, and
CHAP. XXVI. and rise no more, because of the Jeremiah exhorteth to Repentance. sword which I will send among IN the beginning on their resistant
28 And it shall be, if they refuse king of Judah came this word to take the cup at thy hand to drink, from the LORD, saying,
Jeremiah is arraigned, CHAP. XXVI.
and acquitted 2 Thus saith the LORD; Stand the evil that he hath pronounced in the court of the LORD's house, against you. and speak. unto all the cities of 14 As for me, behold, I am in Judah, which come to worship in your hand: do with me as seemeth the LORD's house, all the words good and meet unto you: that I command thee to speak 15 But know ye for certain, that unto
them ; diminish not a if ye put me to death, ye shall word:
surely bring innocent blood upon 3 If so be they will hearken, yourselves, and upon this city, and and turn every man from his evil upon the inhabitants thereof: for
, the evil, which I purpose to do unto you to speak all these words unto them because of the evil of in your ears. their doings.
16 " Then said the princes and 4 And thou shalt say unto them, all the people unto the priests Thus saith the LORD, If ye will and to the prophets; This man is not hearken to me to walk in my not worthy to dre: for he hath law, which I have set before spoken to us in the name of the you,
LORD our God. 5 'To hearken to the words of my 17 Then rose up certain of the servants the prophets, whom I sent elders of the
land, and spake to unto you, both rising up early, and all the assembly of the people, saysending them, but ye have not ing, hearkened;
'18 Micah the Morasthite pro6 Then will I make this house phesied in the days of Hezekiah like Shiloh, and will make this king of Judah, and spake to all the city a curse to all the nations of the people of Judah, saying, Thus saith carth.
the LORD of hosts; Zion shall be 7 So the priests and the prophets | plougħed like a field, and
Jerusa and all the people heard Jeremiah lem shall become heaps, and the speaking these words in the house mountain of the house as the high of the LORD.
places of a forest. 8 Now it came to pass, when 19 Did Hezekiah king of Judah Jeremiah had made an end of and all Judah put him at all to speaking all that the LORD had death? did he not fear the LORD, commanded him to speak unto all and besought the Lord, and the the people, that the priests and the LORD repented him of the evil prophets and all tho people took which he had pronounced against him, saying, Thou shalt surely die. them TI might we procure
9 Why hast thou prophesied in great evil against our souls. the name of the LORD, saying, 20 And there was also a man This house shall be like Shiloh, that prophesied in the name of the and this city shall be desolate LoRD, Urijah the son of Shewithout an inhabitant? And all maiah of Kirjath-jearim, who prothe people were gathered against phesied against this city and against Jeremiah in the house of the this land according to all the words LORD.
of Jeremiah: 10 9 When the princes of Judah 2 And when Jehoiakim tho heard these things, then they came king with
all his mighty men, and up from the king's house unto the all the princes, heard his words, house of the LORD, and sat down the king sought to put him to in the entry of the new gate of the death: but when Urijah heard it, Lord's house.
he was afraid, and fled, and went 11 Then spake the priests and into Egypt; the prophets anto the princes and 22 And Jehoiakim the king sent 10 all the people, saying, This man men into Egypt, namely, Elnathan is worthy to die; for he hath pro- the son of Achbor, and certain men phesied against this city, as ye with him into Egypt. have heard with your ears.
23 And they fetched forth Urijah 12 | Then spake Jeremiah unto out of Egypt, and brought him all the princes, and to all the peo- unto Jehoiakim the king; who slew ple, saying, The LORD sent me to him with the sword, and cast his prophesy against this house and dead body into the graves of the against this city all the words that common people. ye have heard.
24 Nevertheless, the hand of Ahi13 Therefore now amend your kam the son of Shaphan was with ways and your doings, and obey Jeremiah, that they should not give the voice of the LORD your God; him into the hand of the people to and the LORD will repent him of I put him to death.