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téry, I had put her away, and given Ser a 24 Fur thame hath slevoured the labour of bill of divorce 1 yet her treacherous fitter our fathers froin our sout); their flocks and Jucah feared not, but went and played the wheir herds, their fous and their daughters. harlot allo.

25 We lix down in our thame, and ous 9 And it came to pass through the light confusion covereth us: for we have finned net of her whoredom, that the defiled the against the LORD our God, we and our fa. land, and committed adultery with Honcs thers, from our youth even unto this day, and with flocks,

and live not ubeyeu the voice of the LORD 10 And yet for all this her treacherous our God, filter Judah hath not turned unto me with

CHAP. IV. her whole heart, but feigneuly,. laith the 1 God calleth llinelliy his promises : 3 he 1,08D.

exhorleth Judah to repentance. 11 And the Lord said unto me, The back. IF thou wilt return, o Ifrael, faith the Diding Ifrael hath juftified lxerself inore than LON, return unto me; and if thou wilt treacherous Judah.

put away thinc abommationis out of my fight, 121 Go, and proclaim these words toward then shalt thou not remove. the north, and lay, Return, thou back Riding

tlum thalt firear, The LORD liveth, Ifracl, Taith the LORD, and I will not caule in truth, in judgment, and in Fighteousness; mine anger to fall upon you: for I am mer and the nations thall bless then:scives in him, ciful, faith the LORD, and I will not keep and in him thall they glory. arger for ever.

2$ For thus faitli the LORD to the men of 1 3 Only acknowledge rhine iniquity, that Judalı and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow thou hatt tranfgreifed again it the LORD thy ground, and fow not ainong thorns. God, and haft scattered thy ways to the 4 Citcumcise yourselves to the LORD, and itrangers under every green trec, and ye take away the foreskins of your beart, ye men have not obeyed my voice, saith the LORD. of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem; left

14 'Turn, Ó backi diog children, faith the my fury come forth like fire, and burn that Loki); for i am married into you: and I will none can quench it, because of the cvil of take you one of a city, and two of a fainily, your doings. and I will bring you to Zion.

5 Declare ye in Judah, and publish in Jeru. 15 And I will give you paftors according falem; and lay, Hlow ye the trumpet in the to mine heart, which' thail feed you with land: cry, gather together, and say, Afienknowledge and understanding,

ble yourselves, and let us go into the defen16 And it Mall come to pass, wlicn ye be ced cities. multiplied and increased in the land, in 6 set up the standard towards Zion: retire, those days, faith the LORD, they thall'siy fay not: for I will bring evil from the north no more, The ark of the covenant of the and a great deftruction. LORD; neither thall it come to mind, nci 7 Tlie lion is come up from his thicket, and tlier thali they renemher it, neither thail the destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way; they visit it, neither shall that be done any he is gone forth from his place to make thy more.

land defolate ; and thy citics thall be laid 17 At that time they shall call Jerusalem watle without an inhabitant. the throne of the Lord; and all the nati 8 For this gird you with fackcloth, lament ons Thall be gathered unto it, to the name of and howt: for the fierce anger of the LORD the LORD, to Jerufalem: neither thall they is not turned back from us. walk any more after the imagination of their 9 And it shall come to pass at that day. Saith evil heart.

the Lord, that the heart of the king thall pe. 18 In trofe days the house of Judah Mall rith, and the heart of the princes; and the walk with the house of Israel, and they priests thall be astonished, and the prophets thall coine together out of the land of the hall wonder north, to the land that I have given for all 10 Then Caid I, Ah, Lord God ! surely thou inheritance unto your fathers.

hatt greatly deceived this people and Jerni19 But I said, how thall I put the among filem, saying, Ye shall have peace ; whereas the children, and give thec a pleasant land, the sword reacheth unto the fogl. a goodly heritage of the hosts of nations. And 11 At that time hall it be said to this peoI faid, Thou thalt call me, My father; and ple and to Jerusalem, a dry wind of the high thalt not turn away froin me.

places in the wilderness toward the daughter 20 9 Surely, as a wife treacheroully des of my people, not to fan, nor to cleanse. partcth from her husband. fo have qe deait 1 2 'Even a fill wind from thiore places thall treacherously with me, -house of lfrael, come unto me: now also will I give fentence faith the Lond.

againt them. 21 A voice was heard upon the high pla.. 13 Behold, he hall come up as clouds, and ces, weeping and fupplications of the chil. his chariots hall be as a whirlwind his dren of lirael: for they have perverted their horses are swifter than eagles. Woe unto us! way, and they have forgotten the LORD their for we are spoiled. God.

14 Jerufalem, wash thine heart from 22 Return, ve hack Niding cluildren, and i wickedness, that thou mayeit be saved : low will heal your backlidings. Bcholl, we come long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within unto thee; for thou art the Lord our God. thee?

23, Truly in vain is falz:ation hoped for froin 15 For a voice declareth from Dan, and the 'hins, and from the multitude of moun. publiheth amidion from mount Epluraim. tain: truly in the LORD our God in the fal 16 Make ye mention to the nations : bcvation of Israel

hoid, publiib againu Jerusalern, thal watch

ens come from a far country, and give out grieved; thou haft confumed thein, but they their voice against the cities of Judah. have refused to receive correâion : they have

17 As keepers of a field are they against inade their faces liarder than a rock i they her round about; because the luich been re have refuted to rcturn. bellious againtt me, faith the LORD.

4 Therefore I said, Surely these are poor : 18 Thy way and thy doings have procured they are foolish: for they know not the way these things unto thee: this is thy' wickede op die LORD, nor the judgment of their God. nefs, because it is bitter, because it reacheth 5 I will get me unto the great men, and unto thine heart.

will speak unto them ; for they have known 19 9 My bowels, my howels! I am pained the way of the LORD, and the judgment of at my very heart; my heart maketh a noise their God: but these have altogether broken in me: I cannot hold my peace, because thou the yoke, and durft the bonds, haft heard, O my foul, the found of the trun o'wherefore a lion out of the foreft thall pet, the alarm of war.

Nay them, and a wolf of the evenings thail 20 Destruction upon deftruction is cried; for fpoil them, a leopard shall watch over their the whole land is spoiled: fuddenly are my citics: every one that gocth out thence thall tenis spoiled, and my curtains in a inoment. be torn in pieces; because their tranfgref.

21 How long thail i see the itandard, and tions are many, and their bacallidings are in hear the sound of the trumpet?

crealed. 22 For my people w foolith, they have not ? How shall I pardon thee for this? ty knowá me: they are sottiih children, and they children have forlaken me, and tworn by have none understanding: they are wife to do them that are no gods: when I had fed them evil, but to do good they have no knowiedge to the fall, they then committed adultery,

23 I beheld the carth, and lo, it was with and asembled themfelves by troops in the out form and void, and the heavens, and harlots houses. they had no light.

8 'They were as fed horses in the morn24 ! beheld the mountains, and lo, they ing: every one neighed after his neighbours trembled, and all the hills moved Kghtly. wife.

25 I beheld, and lo, there was no man, Shall I not visit for these thingse faith the and all the birds of the heavens were fled. Loup: and shall not my fool be avenged on

261 beheld, and lo, the fruitful place was such a nation as this? a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were 10 $ Go ye up upon her walls, and destroy; broken down at the presence of the Lord, but make not a full end: take away her bat. and by his fierce anger.

tlements; for they are not the LORDS. 27 For thus hath the LORD said, The whole 11 For the lioule of Israel and the house of land shall be defolate; yet will I not make a Judah have dealt very treacheroudly againit full end.

me, faith the LORD. 28 For this thall the earth mourn, and the 12 They have belied the LORD, did said, hearcas above be black: because I have spo-. It is not he, neither thall evil come upon us, ken it, I have purposed it, and will not re- ncither shall we fee fword nor fanzine: pent, neither will I turn back from it.

13 And the prophets mhall become wind, 29 The whole city thall flee for the noise and the word is not in thein; thus thalt it be of the horsemen and bowmen, they thall go donc unto them. into thickets, and clinb up upon the rocks : 14 Wherefore thus faith the Land God of every city shall be forlaken, and not a man hofts, Because ye speak this word, behold, dwell therein.

I will make my words in thy mouth fire, 30 And cohen thou art spoiled, what wilt and this people wood, and it thall devour thou do? Though thou clotheft thyself with thein. crimson, though thou deckeft thee with or. 15 Lo, I will bring a nation upon you from Ruments of gold, though thou rendek thy far, o house of Ifrael, saith the LORD: it is face with painting, in vain thall thou make a imighty nation, it is an ancient nation, a thyself fair; thy lovers will defpise thee, they nation whose language thou kaoweit noc, will seek thy life.

neither understandelt what they say, 31 For I have heard a voice as of a woman 16 Their quiver is as an open fepulchre, in travail, and the anguish as of her that they are all nighty men. bringeth forth ber first child; the voice of 17 And they thall eat up thine harveft, and the daughter of Zion, that bewaileth her thy bread, thich thy fons and thy daughters felf, that spreadeth her hands, saying, Woc should cat: they thall eat up thy socks and is inc now i for my soul is wearied because of thine herds; they shall eat tip thy vines and murderers.

thy Agetrees: they that impoverish thy fenCHAP. V.

ced cities, wherein thou truitedit, with the The judgments of God upon the fetus for their sword. manifold corruptions.

19 Nevertheless, in those days, Quith the Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and 19 | And it Thall come to pass, whien se seck in the broad places thereof, if ye can find shall fay, Whicrefore doeth the LORD oin a man, if there be any that executeth judg: Oo all these thingu nntu us! then thalt thou ment, that secketh the truth; and I will antwer then, Like as ye have forsaken me. pardon it.

and served trange gods In your land: fo 3 And though they say, The Lord liveth; hull ye ferve urangers in a land that w not furely they (wear falfely,

y mrs. SOI.ORD, are not thiné cyes upon the truth 20 Declare tils in the houfe of Jacob, and thou hatt flicken them, but they have not pubito it in Judabı, Quying,

21 Hear now this, O foolish people, and with 91 Thus faith the LORD of hofls, They
out underttanding; wluch have cyes, and lee shall thoroughly glean the remnant of Ifrael
hot; which have ears, and hear not:

as a vine: turn back thine hand as a grape
21 Fear ye not me?' faith the Lord: will gatherer into the baskets.
ye not treinble at my prefence, which have 10 To whom fall I speak and give warn.
Maced the sand for the bound of the sea, by ing, that they may hear? Behold, their car

perpetual decree, that it cannot pafsit; and is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken:
though the waves thereof tofs themselves, behold, the word of the LORD is unto them
yet can they nor prevail; though they roar, a reproach; they have no delight in it.
yet can they not pats over it!

ii Therefore I am full of the fury of the
23 But this people liath a revolting and a re LORD: I am weary with holding in: I will
bellious heart; they are revolted and gone. pour it out upon the children abroad, and

24 Neither say they in their heart, Let us upon the alreinbly of young men together;
now fear the LORD Our God that giveth rain, for even the husband with the wife ihall be
hoth the former and the latter, in his fcalon taken, the aged with him that is full of days.
he rcferveth unto us thic appointed weeks of 12 And their houses shall be turned unto
the harveft.

others with their fields and wives together :
259 Your iniquities have turned away thefe for I will stretch out my hand upon the in.
things, and your fins lave with-holden good habitants of the land, saith the LORD.
things from you.

13 For froin the least of them even unto
28 For among my people are found wick, the greatest of them, every one is given to
ed men : they lay wait as he that fetteth covetournels; and from the prophet even
Inares; they fet a trap, they catch men. unto the priett, every one dealeth falsely.

27 As a cage is full of birds, so are their 14, They have lealed also the hurt of the
houses full of deceit: therefore they are be- daughter of my people flightly, saying, Peace,
come great, and waxen rich.

peace; wlien there is no peace.
28 'They are waxcn fat, they thine; yea, 15 Were they afhained when they had com.
they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they mitted abomination nay, they were not at
judge not the cause, the cause of the father. all athamed, neither could they bluth; there,
less, yet they profper: and the right of the fore they thall fall among them that fall: at
needý do they not judge.

the time that I visit them they thall be caft
29 Shall I not visit for these things ? faith down, faith the LORD.
the LORD : thall not my soul be avenged on 16 Thus faith the LORD, Stand ye in the
such a nation as this

ways and fee, and alk for the old paths,
30 S A wonderful and horrible thing is where is the good way, and walk therein,
committed in the land:

aml ye shall had reft for your souls. But
31 'The prophets prophesy falsely, and the they laid, We will not walk therein.
prictts bear ruie by their means: and my

12 Allo i fet watchmen over you, saying
people love to have it fo: and what will yc Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But
do in the end thereof?

they (aiul, We will not hearken.

189 Therefore hear, ye nations, and know,
The enemics seni againn, 4 encourage o congregation, what is among them.
themselves 6 God setleth them on work be 19 Hear, earth : behold, I will bring
cause of their fins.

evil upon this people, even the fruit of their
O or ?

Ye children of Benjamin, gather your thonglits, because they have not hearkened
alem, and blow the trumpet in Tekoa, and ed it.
set up a tign of fire in Beth-haccerem : for 10 To what purpofe cometh there to mein.
evil appeareth out of the north, and great cense from Sheba, and the fwcet cane from

a far country? your burnt offerings are not
2 I have likened the daughter of Zion to a acceptable, nor your facrifices (weet unto me.
cornely and delicate woman.

21 Therefore thus faith the LORD, Behold,
3. The shepherds with their Hocks thall come I will lay ftumbling-blocks before this peo
unto lier : they thall pitch their tents against ple, and the fathers and the fons together
her round about ; they thall feed every one that fall upon them : the neighbour and his
in his place.

friend thall perith.
4 Prepare ye war against her; arife, and let 22 Thus faith the LORD, Dehold, a people
us go up at noon. Woe unto us! for the day cometh from the north country, and a great
gocih away, for the thadows of the evening nation thall be raised from the fides of the
are ftretched out.

ş Arife, and let us go by night, and let us 23 'They call lay hold on bow and spear;
deltroy her palaces.

they are cruel, and have no mercy : their
69 for thus hath the LORD of hofts, said, voice roareth like the sca; and they ride
Hew ye down trees, and catt a mount againit upon horses, fet in array as men for war
Jerusalem : this is the city to be visited: the against thee, O daughter of Zion.
is wholly oppression in the midt of her. 24 We have heard the fame thereof: our

7 As a fountain caftcth out her waters, lo hands wax feeble: anguish hath taken hold
the carieth out her wickednefs : violence and of us, and pain as of a woman in travail.
(poil is heard in her ; before me continually 25 Go not forth into the field, nor walk by
w grief and wounds.

the way; for the sword of the enciny and
8 Be thou infructed, o Jerusalem, left my fear is on every tide.
soul depart from thee; left I make thee defo 26 9 o daughter of my people, gird thee
late, a lagd not inhabited.

with faok cloth, and wallow thyself in athes;

make thee mourning as for an only fon, moft neither makc intercession to me, for I will bitrer lamentation : for the spoiler thall fud not hear thee. denly come upon 11s.

17 9 Seert thou not what they un in the 27 I have fet thee for a tower and a for cities of Judah, and in the Itreets of Jeru-. tress among my people, that thou mayett salern? know and try their wiy."

18 'The children gather wood, and the fa28 They are all grievous revolters, walk thers kindle the fire, and the women knead ing with flanders: They are brals and iron; their dough, to make cakes to the queen of they are all corrupters.

heaven, and to pour out drink oiferings are 29 The behows are burnt, the lead is con to other gods, that they may provoke ine to fuined of the fire, the founder melteth in anger. vain: for the wicked are not plucked away. 19 Do they provoke me to anger faith the

30 Reprobate filver thallinen call them, be- LORD: do they not prutor themselves to the cause the LORD hath rejected them.

confufion of their own facer? CHAP. VII.

20 'Therefore thus faith the Lord God, he I Jeremiah is fent to call for true repentance: hold, mine anger and my fury shall be pour8 he rejedeth their vain confidence.

cd out upon this place, upon man, and upon He word that came to Jeremiah from beati, and upon the trees of the field, and the LORD, saying,

upon the fruit of the ground, and it Thail 2. Stand in the gate of the LORDS housc, burn, and thall not be quenched. and proclaim there this word, and say, Hear ?!? Thus faith the LORD of liosts, the the word of the LORD, all ye of Judah that God of lfrael; Put your burnt-offerings unto enter in at these gates to worship the your sacrifices, and eat Heth. LORD:

22 For I fpake not unto your fathers, nor 3 Thus faith the LORD of lofts, the God of commanded them in the day that I brought Ifrael, Arnend your ways and your doings, thein out of the land of Egypt, concerning and I will cause you to dwell in this place. bumt-offerings or sacrifices :

4 Truft ye not in lying words, saying, The 23 But this thing commanded I them, saye temple of the Lorp, the temple of the Lord, ing, Ohey iny voice, and I will be your God, the temple of the Lord are thele.

and ye thall be my people ; and walk ye 5. For if ye thoroughly amend your ways all the way that I have commanded you, and your doings , if se thoroughly execute that it may be well unto you. judgment berween a man and his neiglibour; 24 But they hearkened not, nor inclined

6 If ye oppress not the stranger, the father their car, but walked in the countels and less, and the widow, and then not ivnocent in the inagination of their evil heart, and blood in this place, neither walk after other went backward, and not forward. gous to your hurt:

25 Since the day that your fathers came 7 Then will I cause you to dwell in this forth out of the land of Egypt into this place, in the land that I gave to your fa- day, I have even fent unto you all my ferthers, for ever and ever.

vants the prop iets, daily rising up early, and 8 Behold, ye truit in lying words, that sending inem : cannot profit.

26 Yet they hearkened not unto me, nor 9 Wili ye iteal, murder, and commit adul- inclined their ear, but hardened their neck; tory, and Twear falsely, and burn incente un- they did worfe than their

fathers. to Baal, and walk aftcr other gods whom ye 27. Therefore thou thalt fpeak all there know 700;

words unto them, but they will not learken 10 And come and fand before me in this to thee: thou thalt also call unto them; but house, which is called by my name, and say, they wilinot answer thee. we are delivered to do all these abornina 28 But thou shalt Cay unto thein, This is tions?

a nation that obeyeth not the voice of the n Is this lioure which is called by my Lord their God, nor receiveth correction : name, become a den of robbers in your truth is perithed, and is cut off from their cyes? Behold even I have seen it, faith the inouth, LORD.

29 1 Cut off thine biair, o Jerusalem, and 12 But go ye now unto my place which catt it away, and take up a lamentation on was in shiloh, where i let iny name at the high places; for the LORD hath rejedod and first, and see what I did to it for the wicked forsaken the generation of his wrath. ness of my people Ifrael.

3o Por the children of Judalı have dore 13 And now, because ye have done all evil in any fight, faith the LOND: they have these works, faith the Lord, and I fpake set their abominations in the house which is unto you, rifing up early and speaking, but called by iny name, to pollute it. ye heard not; and I called you, but ye 40 31 And they have built the Iugh place of fwered not :

Tophet, which is in the valley of the son of 14 Therefore will I do unto this house, Hirinom, to burn their lons and their daugh. which is called by my naine, whicrein ye ters in the fire; which I commanded thern trust, and unto the place which I gave to not, neither came it into my heart. you and to your fathers, as I have done to 32 4 Tlicrcfore behold, the days come, faith Shiloh.

the Lond, that it thall no more be called To15 And I will call you out of my light, ghet,

nor, The valley of une sun of blininom. as y have cuft out all your brethren, even bar, The valley of haughter for they thall the whole fced of Eplyrain.

bury in Tophet uit there be po place. 16 Therefore pray not thou for this peo 33 And the marcation of this people thall the ple, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, meat for the fowls of the haven, and for the

hearts of the earth : and none Mall fray them nor figs on the fig-tree, and the leaf than away.

fade; and the things that I have given them 34 Then will i cause to cease froin the ci- thall påfs away from them, ties of Judah, and from the streets of Jeru 14 Why do we fit ftill? affeinble yourselves, Talemn, che voice of mirth, and the voice of and let us enter into the defenced eities, and gladnels, the voice of the bridegroorn, and let us be llent there ; for the LORD Our God the voice of the bridle; for the land shall be hath put as to filence, and given us water of defolate.

gall co drink, because we liave finned againg CHAP. VIII.

the LORD. i The Jewus calamily 4 their imperitency Is We looked for peace, but no good eame;

upbraided: 13 their judgment showed and for a time of health, and behold trouble i 18 their desperate etate liewales.

16 The snorting of his horses was heard T that time frith the LORD, they shall from Dan; the whole land trembled at the

ene of of : dah, and the bones of his princes, and the for they are come, and have devoured the bones of the prieks, and the bones of the land, and all that is in it; the city, and those prophets, and the bones of the inhabitants that dwell therein. of jerufalem, out of their graves :

17. For, schold, I will send serpents, cockaAud they thah fpread them before the trices, among yon, which will not be charmsun, and the moon, and all the loft of hea- ed, and they all bite you, faith the LORD. ven, whom they nave loved, and whom they 18 $ when I would enmfort myself againg have served, and after whom they have walk. forrow, my lieart is faint in me. ed, and when they have fought, and whoin 19 Behold, the coice of the cry of the they have worshipped : they thall net he ga- daughter of my people, because of them that thered, nor be buried; they shall be for Jung dwell in a far country is not the LORD in upon the face of the earth.

Zion? is not her King in her! why have they 3 And death thall be chosen rather than provoked me to anger with their graven life by all the residue of them that remain images, and with ftrange vanities? of this evil family, which remain in all the 20 The harvett is paft, the summer is endplaces whither i lave driven them, faith the ed, and we are not saved. LORD of loits.

21 For the burt of the daughter of my 4 1 Moreover, thou shalt say unto them, people am I hurt; I am black; attonithment Thus faith the LORD; Shall they fall, and liath taken hold on me. not arise! thail le turul away, and not re. 22 Is there no balm in Gilead? is there no turn!

phyficiar: there! why then is not the health s Why then is this people of Jerusalem side of the daughter of my people recovered! den back by a perpctual backsliding? they

CHA P. IX. hold fast deceit, they refuse to return. 1 The Jerus lamented for their manifold fins

6 1 hearkened and heard, but they (pake 9 and judgments. 12 Disobedience is the nor aright: no man repented him of his cause of their calamity, cvery one turned to his courte, as the

Force O Heveat my head were waters, and mine ruiheth into the battle.

weep day and night for the Nain of the daugh. 7 Yea, the fork in the heaven knoweth ter of my people. her appointed times : and the turtle, and the 2 Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodg. cranc, and the fwallow, obferve the time of ing place of way-faring men, that I might their coming ; but my people know got the lcave my people, and go from them! for judgment of the LORD.

they be all'adulterers, an affembly of trea. 8 How do ye say, We are wise, and the cherous men. law of the Loxo is with is? Lo, certainly 3 And they bend their tongnes like their in vain made lic il; the pen of the scribes bow for lyes; but they are not valiant for is in vain,

the truth upon the earth: for they proceed The wife men are athamed, they are dif from evil to evil, and they know not me, mayed and taken: lo, they fiave rejected the faith the LORD. word of the LORD; and what wildom is in 4 Take ye heed every one of his neigh. thein ?

bour, and trust ye not in any brother: for 10 Therefore will I give their wives unto every brother will utterly fupplant, and others, and their fields to them that thall every neighbour will walk withi Nanders. inherit them for every one from the leaft And they will deceive every one his even unto the greateft, is given to covetour neighbour, and will not fpeak the truth: nels, from the prophet even unto the priett, they have taught ileis tongues to speak lies, every one dealeth fallely.

and weary themselves to commit iniquity. 11 For they have healed the hurt of the 6 Thine liabitation is in the midit of dedaughter of my people nightly, saying, Peace, ceit: through deceit they refuse to know peace; when there is no peace.

me, saith the LORD. 12 Were they alhamed when they had com 7 Therefore thus faith the LORD of hofts, mitted abomnitiationt nay, they were not at Behold, I will inelt thein, and try them; all albamed, neither could they hluth: there for low shall I do for the daughter of my fore that they fall among thein that fali: in people! the time of their vifitation they thall be cast & Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; down, faith the LORD.

it speaketle deceit: one speaketh peaceably 131 I will surely consume them, faith the to his neighbour with his mouth, but in LORD, There shall be no grapes on the vine, heart be layeth his wait,

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