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Shall I not visit them for these things are in the utmost corners, that dwell in the saith the LORD: thall not my foul be aveng. Wilderness: for all these nations are incir. ed on such a nation as this!
cninciled, and all the house of Ifrael are un. 10 For the mountains will I take a wçep. circumcised in the heart. ing and wailing, and for the habitations of
снА Р. Х. the wildernes a la:nentation, because they i The unequal comparison of God and ido!:. are burnt up, so that none can pass throngh 19. The spoil of the labernade by foolija them ; neither can men hear the voice of the
paflors. Sattler boleh tahan low are
gorelocaverns and the Harmante youre whichele Leger Speak11 And I will make Jerufalem heaps, and 2 Thus faith the LORD, Learn not the way a den of dragons; and I will make the cities of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the of Judah defolate, without an inhabitant. figns of heaven: for the licathen are dismay.
12 9 Who is the wise man, that may un. ed at them. derstand this and who is he to whom the 3 For the customs of the people are vain : mouth of the Lord hath spoken, that he for one cutteth a tree out of the forest (the may declare it, for what the land perisheth work of the liands of the workman) with and is burnt up like a wilderness, that none the axe: palleth through
4 They deck it with filver and with gold; 13. And the Lord faith, Because they have they faften it with nails and with hammera, forláken my law which I ret before them, that it move not. and have not obeyed my voice, neither walk S They are upright as the palm-tree, but ed therein;
speak not; they inult needs be borne, because 14 But have walked after the imagination they cannot go. Be not afraid of them ; for of their own heart, and after Baalim, which they cannot do evil, neither alfo is it in them their fathers taught them :
to do good. 15 'Therefore thus faith the Lord of hosts, 6 Foraliuch as there is none like unto thee, the God of Israel; Behold, I will feed them, O LORD thou art great, and thy name ta even this people, with wormwood, and give great in might. thein water of gall to drink.
7 Who would not fear thee, O King of na16 I will scatter them also among the lica. tions for to thee doth it appertain : forasthen, whom neither they nor their fathers much as among all the wife men of the nahave known: and I will send a swori after tions, and in all their kingdoms, there is them, till I have consumed thein.
none like imto thee. 171. Thus faith the Lord of hofts, Confi 8 But they are altogether brutish and fool. der ye, and call for the mourning women, ith: the ftock is a do&rine of vanities. that they may come; and fend for cunning 9 Silver spread into plates is brought from women, that they may come:
Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work 18 And let thein make hate, and take up of the workinan, and of the hands of the a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down founder: blue and purple is their clothing; with tears, and our eyelids guth out with they are all the work of cunning men. waters.
10 But the LORD is the true God, he is 19 For a voice of wailing is heard out of the living God, and an everlasting Kmg: Zion, How are we spoiled! we are greatly at his wrath the earth (ball tremble, and confounded, because we have forsaken the the nations Tall not be able to abide lús land, because our dwellings have call us out. indignation.
20 Yet hear the word of the LORD), O ve 1 Thus shall ye say unto them. The gods women, and let your car receive the word that have not made the heavens and the of his mouth, and teach your dangheers wail- earth, even they tall perish from the earth, ing, and every one her ncighbour lamenta- and from under thcfe heavens. tion:
12 He hath made the earth by his power, 21 For death is come up into our windows, he hath established the world by his wifdom: and is entered into our palaces, to cut off the and liath ttretched out the heavens by his children from without, and the young men difcretion, from the streets.
13 When he uttereth, his voice there is a 22 Speak, Thus faith the LORD, Even the multitude of waters in the heavens, and he carcasses of men thall fall as dung upon the caureth the vapours to afcend from the ends open field, and as the bandful altcr the har of the carth; he maketh lightning: with veft-man, and none fall gather shemn. rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of
23 1 Thus faith the LORD, Let not the wife his treafures. man glory in his wisdom, reither let the 14 Every man is brutish in his knowledge; mighty man glory in his might, let not the cvery founder is confounded by the graven rich man glory in his riches :
image: for his molten inage is falsehood, 24 But let him that glorieth, glory in this, and there is no breath in them. that he understandeth and knoweth me, that i 15 They are vanity, and the work of er: am the Lord which exercise loving-hindners, prs: in the time of their visitation they judgment, and righteousneis, in the earth: Thall perih. for in thefc things I delight, faith the LORD. 16 The portion of Jacob is not like them: 25 1 Behold, the days come, faith
theLORD, for he is the former at all things i and was that I will punith all ihon which are circum: the rod of his inheritance : The Loud of ciled with the uncircumcised :
hoity, is his naoje. 26 Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the 17 1 Gather up thig wares out of the land, children of Ammon, and Moab, and all that O inhabitant of the fortref:
18 For thus faith the Lord, Behold, I will 10 They are turned back to the iniquitie ling out the inhabitants of the land at this of their forefathers, which refused to hear once, and will diftress them, that they may my words; and they went after other gods find it jo,
to serve thein: the house of Ilracl and the 19 1 Woe is me for my hurt! my wound se house of Judah have broken my covenant, grievous: but I laid, 'Truly this is a grief, and which I made with their fathers. I muft bear it
11 Therefore thus faith the LORD, 20 My tabernacle is spoiled, and all my Behold, I will bring evil upon them, which cords are broken: my children are gone they fhall not be able to escape: and though forth of me, and they are not ; there is none they thall cry unto me, I will not hearken to ftretch forth my tent any more, and to set unto them. up my curtains.
12 Then thall the cities of Judah, and 21 For the pafors are become brutith, inhabitints of Jerusalem, go and
: but they thall not prosper, and all their flocks they thall not save them at all in the time of Thail be scattered.
their trouble. 32 Behold, the noise of the bruit is coine, 13 For according to the number of thy and a great commotion out of the north cities were thy gods, 0 Judah ; aud according country, to make the cities of Judah deso to the number of die treets of Jerusalem Late, and a den of dragons.
have ye set up altars to that thameful thing, 23 S O LORD, I know that the way of even altars to burn incense unto Baal. man is not in bimself: it is not in man that 14 Therefare pray rot thou for this peo. walketh to direct his fteps
ple, neither lift up a cry or prayer for them: 24 O LORI), correa me, but with judg- for I will not hear them in the time that ment, not in thine anger, left thou bring me they cry unto me for their trouble. to nothing.
Is What hath my beloved to do in mine 25 Pour out thy fury, upon the heathen house, seeing the hatń wrought lewdness with that know thee not, and upon the families many, and the holy fich is passed from thec! that call not on thy name: for they have when thou doett evil, then thou rejoicett. eaten up. Jacob, and devoured him, and 16 The LORD called thy naine, A green confuned him, and have made his habita. olive-tree, fair, and of goodly fruit: with the tion desolate.
noise of a great tumult he hath kindlcd fire C H A P, XI.
upon it, and the branches of ic are broken. 1 Jeremiah proclaimeth Gods covenant, 8 re 17 For the LORD of hosts that planted
buketh lhe disobedient Jetos: 11 he prophe- thee, hath pronounced evil against trice, for fieth evils to come upon them,
the evil of the houle of Israel, and of the He word that came to Jeremiah from honfe of Judah, which they have done a. the Lord, saying,
gainit themselves, to provoke me to anger, 2 Hear ye the words of this covenant, and in offering incense unto Baal. speak unto the men of Judah, and to the in 18 And the Lord hath given me knowhabitants of Jerusalem;
ledge of it, and I know : then thou thew. 3 And say thou unto them. Thus faith the coff me their doinge. LORD God of Israel, Curfed be the man that 19 But I was like a lamb, or an ox, lhal obeyeth not the words of this covenant, is brought to the Naughter; and i knew not
4 Which commanded your fathers in the that they had devised devices againt me, day that I brought them forth out of the land saying, Lerus defroy the tree with the fruit or' Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, thereof, and let us cut him off from the land Obcy my voice, and do them, according
to of the living, that his name may be no more all which I command you: to Thall ye be my remembered. people, and I will be your God
20 But, O Lord of hofs, that judgeft righs That I may perform the oath which I teously, that trielt the reins and the heart, have (worn unto your fathers, to give them let me see thy vengeance on them: for unta a land flowing
with milk and honey, as it thee have I revealed my caufe. is this day. Then answered I and said, So be 21 Therefore thus faith the LORD of the it, O LORD.
men of Anathoth, that seek thy life, saying, Then the LORD said unto mc, Proclaim Prophely not in the name of the Lord, that all these words in the cities of Judah, and thou die not by our hand: in the fireets of Jerusalem, saying, Hear ye 22 Therefore thus faith the LORD of hofts, the words of this covenant,
and do them. Behold, I will punith them; the young men 7 For I earnestly protested onto your fae Thall die by the sword, their fons and their thers, in the day that I brought them up daughters thall die hy famine; out of the land of Egypt, even unto this 23 And there ihall be no remnant of them; day, rifing, carly and proreking, saying for 1 will bring evil
upon the men of AnaObey my voice.
thoth, even the year of their visitation. 8 Yet they obcyed not, nor inclined their
CHAP. XII. ear, but walked every one in the imagina: 1 jeremiah, complaining of the wickeds profLion of their evil heart : therefore I will perity, by faith feeth sheir ruin. 14 Godo bring upon them all the words of this co Bromise to che penitent. elementi uniche le commanded them to do; byt R ishte me i thene neden med letometekent
g And the Lord said unta me, 4 conspi: the of thy judgments: Wherefore unth the racy is found among the men of Judah, and way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are among the inhabitants of Jerusalem. all they happy that deal very treacherously?
2 Thou haft planted them; yea, they have
CHAP. Xili. taken root : they grow; yea, they bring i By the type of a linen girdle the peoples de forth fruit: thou art near in their mouth, Jlruction is prefigured. 12 By the bintit: and far froin their reins.
filled with Toine their drundeines in misery But thou, O LOBI), knowelt me; thou foretold. hait seen me, and tried mine lieart toward 'Tuns faith the LORD unto me, go and thee: pull them out like theep for the daugh.
get thee a linen girdle, and put it upon ter, and prepare then for the day of daughter. thy loins, and put it not in water,
4 How long thall the land mourn, and the 2 So I got a girdle, according to the word herbs of every tield wither, for the wicked- of the LORD, and put it on my soins. nets of them that dwell therein! the beasts 3 And the word of the Lord came unto are consumed, and the birds; because they me the fecond time, saying, faid, He thall not see our latt end.
4. Take the girdle that thou haft got, S't If thon has run with the footmen, and włuch is upon thy loins, and arise, go to they have wearied thee, then how canit thog Euphrates, and hide it there in a hole of the contend with horses! and if in the land of rock. peace, wherein thou trusteds, they wearied 5 So I went, and hid ir by Euphrates, as thee, then how wilt thou do in the fweiling the LORD commanded me. of Jordan?
6 And it came to pass after many days. 6 For even thy brethren, and the house of that the LORD laid unto me, Arite, go to thy father, even they have dealt treach oully Euphrates, and take the girdle fruin thicace, with thee: yea, they have called a multitude which I commanded thee to hide there, after thee: 'believe them not, though they 7 Then I went to Euphrates, and digged, speak fair words unto thee.
and took the girdle from the place where I 7 1 I have forsaken enine house, I have had lid it; and, behold, the girdle was maileft minc heritage; I have given the dearly. red, it was profitable for nothing. beloved of my soul into tlie hand of her 8 Then the word of
the LORD came unto enemies.
me, saying, 8 Mine heritage is unto me as a lion in 9 Thus saith the LORD, After this manner the foreft, it crieth out againit me: there will I mar the pride of Judah, and the great fore have l'hated it.
pride of Jerusalem. 9 Mine heritage is unto mc as a speckled 10 This evil people, which refuse to hear bird; the birds round about are againt her: my words, which walk in the imagination come ye, affeinble all the bcasts of the field, of their heart, and walk after other gods to come to devour.
serve them, and to worthip them, thall even 10 Many pastors have dellroyed my vine- be as this girdle, which is good for nothing yard, they have trodden my portion under 11 For as the girdle cleaveth to the loin font, they have made my plcalant portion a of a man, fo llave I canted to cleave unto desolate wilderncss.
me the whole house of Israel, and the who e 11 They liave inade it defolate, and being house of Judah, faith the LORD; that they dcfolate it mourlicth unto me; the whole might be unto inc for a people, and for a land is made defolate, because nu man fayeth name, and for a praise, and for a glory: but it to heart.
they would not hear. 12 The fpoilers are come upon all high 11 I Therefore thou shalt speak unto them D'aces through the wilderness: for the sword this word, Thus faith the LORD God of 15of
the LORD thall devour from the one end rael, Every bottle thall be filled with wine ; of the land even to the other end of the and they shall say unto thee, Do we not cei Land: no Besh shall have peace.
tainly know that every bottle thall be filled 13 They have down wheat, but thall reap with' wine! thorns: they havc pat themielves to pain, 13 Then thalt thou say unto thein, Thus but thall not profit ; and they thall be atham faith the LORD, Behold,' I will fill all the ed of your revenues, because of the fierce inhabitants of this land, even the kings that anger of the LORD.
lit upon Davids throne, and the priciis, and 14 1 Thus faith the Lord against all niine the prophets, and all the inhabitants of Jerucvil neighbours, that touch the inheritance Calcin, with drunkenness. which I have caused my people Ifracl to in 14 And I will dalk them one against ano. herit; Behold, I will pluck thein out of their ther, even the fathers and the sons together, land, and pluck out the house of Judah from faith the LORD; I will not pity, nor spare,
nor have mercy, bat dettroy them. 15 And it thall come to pass, after that i 158 Hear ye, and give ear; be not proud : have plucked them out, I will return, and for the LORD hath Spoken. have compassion on them, and will bring 16 Give glory to the LORD your God be them agaii, every man to luis heritage, and fore he caule darknets, and before your feet every man to his land.
ftumble upon the dark mountains, and while 16 And it ihall come to pass, if they will ye look for light, he turn it into the shadow diligently learn the ways of my pcople, to or death, and make it gross darkods. swear by my naine, The Lord' liveth ; (as 17 But if ye will not hear it, my soul thalt they taught my people to swear by Baal:) weep in secret places for your pride; and then thail they be built in the midit of my mine cyes thail weep forc, and run town people.
with tears, because the LORDs flock is 1. 19 But if they will not obes, 1 will uttctly riod away captive. porck up and destroy that sation, Calth the 18 Say into the king and to the queen,
bumble yourselves, at down; for your prin
cipalities shall come down, even the crown of Lord doth not accept them: he will 10* your glory.
remember their iniquity, and vifit their uns, 19 The cities of the fouth shall be shut up, Il 'Then said the LORD unto nue, Pray not and none thall open them ; Judah shall be for this people for their
good. carried away captive all of it, it shall be 12 When tlicy faft, I will not lear tlicit wholly carried away captive.
cry; and when they offer burnt-offering and 20 Lift up your eyes, and behold them that an oblation, I will not accept them : But I come from the north ; where is the lock that will contine them by the sword, and by the was given thee, thy beautiful flock ! fainine, and by the peftilence.
21 What wilt thou fay when he thall 139 Then (aid 1, Ah, Lord God! behold, punish tliee! (for thou liaft taught tirem the prophets day unto them, Ye thall not see to be captains, and as chief over thee ;) the fiord, ucither shall ye have fanine : but thall not sorrows take thee, as a woman in I will give you allured peace in this place. travail !
14 Then tlie LORD said unto me, The 22 5 And if thou say in thine ficart, Where. prophets prophefy lies in my namc; 1 sent fore come these things upon ine! For the then not, neither have I commanded them. greatness of thine iniquity are thy skirts dit, fcither spake unto them : they prophesy covered, and thy heels made bare.
un to you a vision and divination, and a 23. Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or thing of nonght, and the deceit of their heart. the leopard his spots? then may ye alo do 15 Therefore thus faith the LORD con. good, that are accuftom i to do evit. cerning the prophets that propliefy in my
24. Therefore will I (cater them as the name, and I fent thèm noi, yet they say, stubble that pafleth away by the wind of the Sword and famine shall not be in this land; wilderness.
By sword and famine thaji thoso prophets be 25 This is thy lot, the portion of tliy confumed. meafures froin me, faith the LORD; be 16 And the people to whom they prophe: cause thou has forgotten me, and trusted in sy shall be call out in the streets of Jerusafalsehood.
lem, because of the famine and the sword; 26 Therefore will I discover thy skirts upon and they thall have none to bury them thy face, that thy thame may appear. tliem, their wives, nor their fons, for their
27. I have teen thine adulteries, and thy daughters: for I will pour their wickedness neighings, the lewdness of thy whoredom, upon them. and thinc abominations on the hills in the 17 | Therefore thou shalt say this word fields. Woe unto thee, o Jerusalem! wilt thou unto tliem; Let mine eyes run down with not be made clean when shall it once be ? tears night and day, and let them not cease: CHAP. XIV.
for the virgin daughter of my people is bro1 The grievous famine 7 caufeth Jeremiah 19 ken with a great breach, with a very grie.
pray.10 The Lord will not be entrealed. vous blow. 13 Lying prophets are no excufe.
18 10 I go forth into the field, then belold The concerning the deart. He word of the LORD that came to Jere the llain with the sword! and if I enter into
the city, then behold them that are fick Judah mournetli, and the gates thereof with famine ! yea, both the prophet and the languish; they are black unto the ground; prieit go about into a land that they know and the cry of Jerufalem is gone up.
not. 3 And their nobles have sent their little 19 Haft thou utterly rejedel Judah? bath ones to the waters: they came to the pits, thy foul loathed Zion' why last thou fmitten and found no water; they returned with us, and there is no healing for us! We looked their vefsels einpty; they were alhamed and for peace, and there is 110 good; and for the confounded, and covered their heads, time of healing, and beholà trouble !
4 Because the ground is chapt, for there 20 We acknowledge, O LORD, our wickwas no rain in the earth; the plowmen were edness, and the iniquity of our fathers; for athamed, they covered their heads.
we have linned against thee. s Yea, the hind also calved in the field, 21 Do not abhor us, for thy name's Cake; and for cook it, because there was no grafs. do not disgrace the throne of thy glory : re
6 And the wild asses did fand in the high member, break not thy covenant with us. places, they luffed up the wind like dra 22 Are there any among the vanities of gons; their eyes did fail, because there was the Gentiles that can caule rain? or can the 110 grass.
heavens give foowers? Art not thou he, o 11 0 LORD, though our iniquities teftify LORD our God! therefore we will wait upon against us, do thou it for thy name's fake: thee; for thou hah made all there things. för our backflidings are many; we have fin.
CHAP. XV. ned against thee.
i The utter rejedion, and manifold judgments 80 the hope of Israel, the Saviour thereof of the Jerus, 10 Jeremiah complaining, in time of trouble, why shouldell thou be as 19 receiveth a gracious promise. a franger in the land, and as a way:Coins Thales and Samuel food before me. man that turneth afide to tarty for a night!
9 Wly thouldelt thou be as a man aftenith- yet my inind could not be toward this peoed, as a mighty man that cannot save yet plc: catt them out of my sight and let them thou, O LORD, art in the midst of us, and we go forth. are called
by thy name; leave its not. 2 And it shall come to pass, if they say 10 1 Thus faith the LORD unto this peo: unto thee, Whither thall we go (orth? then ple, Thus have they laved to wander, they thou thalt sell them, Thus taith the LORD, have not refrained their feet; clicrefore the Such w are for death, to death; and such
as are for the sword, to the sword; and fitch thalt be as my mouth : let them return unto ås are forthe famie, to the famine; and fuch thee; but return nottheu unto tiem. as are for the captivity, to the captivity 20 Aud I will inake thee unto this people
3 And I will appoint over them four kinds, a fenced brafen wall; and they all fight faith the LORD, the sword to fay, and the against thee, but they thall not prevailadogs to tear, and the fowls of the heaven, gainit thce: for I am with thice to have thee, and the bcaits of the earth, to devour and and to deliver thee, faith the LOPD. deftroy.
21 And I will deliver thec out of the land 4 And I will cause them to be removed of the wicked, and I will redeem thce out of into all kingdoms of the earth, because of the liand of the terrible. Manalleh the fon of Hezekiah king of Ju
CHAP. XVI. dali, for that which he did in Jerusalem. 1 The rifer ruin of the years foreshews :
s For who thall have pity upon thee, O 14 their return frón captivity stranger than Jerusalem/ or who shall bemoan chee? or their deliverance out of Egypt.
6 Thou hast forlaken me, faits the Lord, Thee.ward of the Lord caine allo unto thou art gone backward, therefore will i 2 Thou shalt rot take thee a wife, neither Hretch out my hand against thee, and de. shalt thou have sons or daughters in this Atroy thee; I am weary with repenting, place.
7 And I will fan them with a fan in the 3 For thus saith the Lord concerning the gates of the land; I will bereave them of fons and concerug the daughters that are children, I will deftroy my people, fince they born in this place, and concerning tlicir mo return not from their ways.
thers that bare them, and concerning this 8 Their widows are increased to me above fathers that begat thein in this land; the land of the feas: I have brought upon 4. They thall die of grievous deaths; they them, againft the mother of the young men, fall not be lamented, neither thall they be Spoiler at noon-day ; I have caused him
to buried, but they shall be as dung upon the fall upon it suddenly, and terrors upon the face of the earth : 10d they thall be consum city.
ed by the sword, and by famine; and their 9 She that hath born seven languisheth ; carcasses thall be meat for the fowls of her the bath given up the ghott; her sun is gone ven, and for the beatts of the carth. down while it toas yet day; the kath been 5 For thuis faith the LORD, Enter no in Thamed and confounded and the refidue to the house of mouring, neither go to of them will I deliver to the sword before ment nor bemoan them: for I have taken their enxemies, saith the LORD.
away iny peace from this people, faith the 10 Woe is me, my mother, that thou haft LORD, even loving-kindness and mercies. born me a man of itrife, and a man of con 6 Both the great and the (mall shall die in tention to the whole earth! I have neither this land: they shall not be buried, ncither lent on usury, nor men have lent to me on fall men lament for them, nor cut themufury; yel every one of them doth curfe ine. felves, nor make themselves bald for them :
11 The Loró falu, Verily it Mall be well 7 Neither shall men tear themselves for with thy remnant, verily I will cause the them in mourning, to confort them for the cnemy to entreat thce well, in the time of dead: neither thall mer give them the cup coll, and in the time of affidion.
of confolation to drink for their father or for 11 Shall iron break the northern Iron and their mother. the iteel?
8 Thou shalt not also go into the house of 13 Thy substance and thy treasures will ! fcafting, to fit with them to eat and to drink. pive to the spoil without price, and that for 9. For thus faith the Lord of lofts, the all thy fins, even in all thy borders. God of Israel, Behold, I will cause to cease 14 And I will make thee to pass with thine out of this place
in your eyes, and in your enemics into a land which thou knowelt days, the voice of mith, and the voice of ant: for a tire is kindled in mine anger, gladnels, the voice of the bridegroom, and which thall burn upon you.
the voice of the bride. 15 1 O LORD, thou knowett : remember 10 And it thall come to pass, when thoa me, and visit me, and revenge me of my Malt thew this people all these words, and periecutors; take me not away in thy long they mall say onto thee, Wherefore hath the sullering: know that for thy fake I have sul- Lord pronounced all this great evil agama fered chrike.
us! or what is our iniquity, or what is our fin, 16 Thy words were found, and I did eat that we have committed againn the LORD them; and thy word was unto me the joy our God? And rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called 11 Then falt thou say unto them, Be. by the name, O LOND God of hofls. cause your fathers bare forsaken me, faith 17 1 sat not in the afernbly of the mockers, the Lund,
and have walked after other gode, nor rejoiced; I fat alone,
because of thy land and have served them, avd have worhippal for thou haft tilled me with Indignation. them, and have forlaken me, and have not
14 Why is my pain perpetual, aral my kept my law : woud incurable, rohich rcfufcth to be heal
iz And ye have done worse than your faad? wilt thou be altogether unto me as a tliers; (sor, behold, ye walk every one after liar, and 4 waters that fail!
the imagination of his ovil heart, that they 1 Therefore thus faith the Lord, I may not hearken unto me:). thou return, then will I bring thec again, r Therefore will I call you out of this und thou thalt Aand before me; and if thou land into a land that ye. Kraw not,
neither tike forth the precious from the vile, the
yc gor your fathers; and there hall ye krve