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other gods day and night, where I will not eth, but her leaf shall be green ; and than fnew you favour.

not be careful in the year of drought, nei 14. Therefore, belold, the dayscome, faith ther thall cease from yielding fruit. the LORD, that it fhall no more be faid, The 21 The heart is deceitful above all things, LORO liveth that brought up the children of and desperately wicked: who can know it? Ifrael out of the land of Egypt;

10 I the LORD search the leart, I try the up the chüdren of liraet from the land of his ways, and according to the fruit of his

s But, the LORD liveth that brought reins, even to give every man according to the north, and from all the lands wliither doings. he had driven them: and I will bring thein D As the partridge Gitteth on eggs, and again into their land that I gave unto their hatcheth them 110t; so he that gettett. riches fathers.

and not by right, thall leavcihen in the midtt 16 1 Behold, I will send for many tithers, of his days, and at his end shall be a fool. faith the LORD, and they shall fith them 12.1 A glorious high throne from the beand after will I send for many hunters, and ginning is the place of our fanctuary. they shall hunt them from every mountaiti, 13.0 LORD, the Hope of lírael, all that and from every hill, and out of the holes of fortake thee Thall be athamed, and they the rocks.

that depart from me shall be written in the 17. For mine eyes are upon all their ways: earth, becaute they have forsaken the LORD, they are not hid from my face, neither is the fountain of living waters. their iniquity hrid from mide eyes

14 Heal mo, O LORD, and I fall be heal18 And first I will recompence their ini. ed; Tave me, and I thall be saved : for thou quity and their fin double becaute they art my praise. havé dcfiled my land, they have filled nine 15 1' Behold, they say unto me, Where is inheritance with the carcasses of their de. the word of the LORD ?' let it come now. teftable and abominable things.

16 As for me, I have not hattened from 19 O LORD, my ftrength, and my fortrefs, being a paftor to follow thee; neither lave andmy refuge in the day of affiiction, the I detired the woeful day, thou knowelt:

that Gentiles shall come unto thee froin the ends which came out of my lips was right before of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fa- these thers have inherited lles, vanity, and things 17 Be not a terror unto me: thou art iny wherein there is no profit.

hope in the day of evil. 20 Shall a man make gods unto himself, i8 let them be confounded that persecute and they are no gods!

me, but let pot me be confounded; let thesn 21 Therefore, behold, I will this once cause be dismayed, but let not ine be dismayed: them to know, 1 will cause them to know bring upon them the day of evil, and dettroy mine hand and my might; and they all them with double deltruction. know that my name is, The LORD.

19 9 Thussaith the LORD unto me, Go and c H A P. XVII,

ftand in the gate of the chudren of the peoI The captivity of Yudah for lin. 5. Trul in pie, wbereby the kings of Judali, come in, man is curled, 7 in God blefied. The and by the which they go out, and in all the deceitful heart cannot deceive God. 12 The gates of Jerufalem; salvation of God.

20 And say unto them, Hear ye the word iron, and with the point of a diamond: dah, and all the inhabitants of Jerufalcan, it is graven upon the table of their heart, that enter in by these gates : and upon the horns of your altars 5

21 Thus faith the LORD, Take heed to 2 Whilft their children remember their yourselves, and bear no burden on the lab. altars and their groves, by the green trees hath-day, nor bring # in by the gates of upon the high hills.

Jerufalem : 3 O my mountain in the field, I will give 22 Neither carry forth a burden out of thy subitance, and all thy treafures to the your honfes on the fabbath-day, neither do spoil, and thy high places for In, through ye any work; but hallow ye ihe fabbathout all thy borders.

day, as I commanded your fathers. 4 And thou, even thyself, shall disconti 23 But they obeyed not, neither inclined que from thine heritage that I gave thee; their car, but made their neck ftill, that they and I will caufe thee to serve thine enemies might not hear, nor reccive instruction. in the land which thou knoweit not: for ye 24 And it shall come to pass, if ye dilihave kindled a fire in mine anger, which gently hearken unto me, laith the LORD, Thall burn for ever.

to bring in no burden through the gates of S. Thos faith the LORD, Cursed be the this city on the fabbath-day, but ballow the man that trufleth in man, and inaketh Acih Cabbath-day, to do no work therein; his arm, and whose heart departeth from 25 Then thall there enter into the gates the LORD

of this city kings and princes fitting upon 6 For he shall be like the licath in the de- the throne of David, riding in chariots and tert, and thall not fee when good cometh; on horfes, they, and their priuces, the men but ihall inhabit the parched places in the of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusaled; wilderness, in a falt land and not inhabited. and this city shall remain for ever.

Blelled in the man that trufteth in the 26 And they shall come from the cities of LORD, and whose liope the Lord is ; Judal, and from the places about Jerusalem.

8 For he shall be as a trec planted by the and from the land of Benjamin, and from waters, and that (preadeth out her roots by the plain, and from the mountais, and from the river, and all soc fec when heat com thc fouth, bringing burnt-offerings, and as

crifices, and meat-offerings, and incense, and 18 ! Then said they, Come, and let us de bringing sacrifices of praise unto the house vile devices againt Jeremiali ; for the law of the LORD.

thall not perith from the priest, nor counsel 27 But if ye will not hearken unto me froin the wise, nor the word froin the pro. to hamow the labbath-day, and not to hear phet; come, and let us smite him with the a burden, even entering in at the gates of tongue, and let us not give heed to any of Jerusalem on the fabbath day; then will I his words. xindle a fire in the gates thereof, and it 19 Give heed to me, o Loko, and hearken shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and to the voice of them ihat contend with me. it shall not be quenched.

20 Shall evil be recornpenfed for good! CHA P. XVIII.

for they have digged a pit for my foul. Re. 1. Under the type of a potler, God therveth member that i'ltood before thee to speak

his absolute power in disposing of nations. good for them, and to turn away thy wrath 11 Fudgments threatened to Judah;

from them. The Lord w lich came to Jeremiah from

21 'Therefore deliver up their children to

the famine, and potir out their blood by the 2. Arife, and go down to the potters houfe, force of the sword; and let their wives be and there I will cause thee to hear my words: bereaved of their chillren, and he widows;

3. Then I went down to the potters house, and let their men be put to death; let their and, behold, he wrought a work on the yoang men be Bain by the sword in battle. wheels.

23 Let a cry be heard from their houles, 4 And the vessel that he made of clay when thou tháit bring a troop fuddenly upon was marred in the hand of the potter: to them; for they favedigged a pit to take toe, he inade it again another vefsel, as seemned and lud (nares for iny feet. good to the potcer to make it.

23 Yer, LORD, thou knowcft all their 5. Then the word of the Lord came to me, counfel against me to lay mne: forgive

not 6 © house of Israel, cannot I do with you thy tight: but let them be overthrowa beas this porter raith the LORD. Behold, as fore thee: deal thus with thein in the tine the clay is in the potters hand, so are yo in of thine anger. inine hand, houre of Ifracl.

CHAP. XIX. 7 At what inftant I shall fpeak concerning Under the spe of breaking a poners vefel, is a nation and concerning a kingdoin, to pluck fore hezeed the defolation of the Jews. and to pull down, and to deftroy it :

Hus faith the LORD, Go, and get a pot. If that nation, againft whom I have pro

, . nounced, turn from iheir evil, I will repent cients of the people, and of the ancients

of of the evil that I thought to do unto them,

the pricits, 9 And at what instant I shall (peak con 2. And go forth unto the valley of the son cerning nation, and concerning a king of Hinnom, which is by the entry of the dom, to build, and to plant it:

eaft gate, and proclaim there the words that 10 If it do evi) in my right, that it obey I fhall tell thee; not my voice, then I will repent of the good

3. And say, Hear ye the word of the LORD, wherewith I said I will benefit them. o kings

of Judah, and inhabitants of Jeru. 11 ! Now therefore, go to speak to the men salem Thus faith the Lord of hofts, the God of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerufa. of Israel, Behold, I will bring evil upon this lem, saying, Thus faith the Lord, Behold, I place, the which whosoever heare:h, liis frame evil againt you, and devise a device cars thall linge. haint you: recum ye now every one from

4 Because thcy have fotfaken me, and his cvil way, and make your ways and your lave eltranged this place, and have lurnt doings good.

incense in it unto other gods, wliom neither 12 And they said, There is no hope; but we they nor their fathers have known, nor the will walk after our own devices, and we wilt kings of Judall, and have filled this place every one do the imagination of his evilheart. with

the blood of innocents; 13 Therefore thus faith the LORD, Ask ye $ They have built also the high places of now among the heathen, who hath heard Baal, to burn their fons with fire for burnt. fuch things the virgin of Ifracl hath done offerings onto Baal, which I commanded a very horrible thing

not, nor spake it, neither came it into my 14 Win a man leave the snow of Lebanon mind: which cometh from the rock of the field? or

6 Therefore, behold, the days come, faich thall the cold-flowing waters that come from the LORD, that this place ihall no more be another place be forlaken?

called Tophet, nor, 'l'le valley of the fon of 15 Becaute my people hath forgotten me, Hinnom, but, The valley of slaughter. they have burnt incenfe to vanity, and they 7 And I will make void the couafel of have caused them to ttuinble in their way's Judah and Jorulalem in this place; and i from the ancicnt paths, to walk in paths in will cause them to fall by the Tword nelere a way notcait up;

their enemies, and by the lands of them 16 To make their land defolate, and a per. chat seek their lives; and their carcasses will petual hilfing: every one that paileth there. I give to be ineat for the fowls of the her. by shall be aitonihed, and wag his head. ven, and for the bealts of the earth,

17! will fcatter then as with an eaft 8 And I will make this city defolate, and wind before the enemy; I will thew them an Illug: every one that puleth therche the back, and not the face, in the day of thall be altonisted and hiss, because of #1 eir calamits.

the plagues thermut.

And I will cause them to eat thu flesh of 7 4 O LORD, thou haft deceived me, and their sons, and thic desh of their daughters, I was deceived; thou art ttronger than 1, and they iball eat every one the tieth of his and halt prevailed: I am in derision daily, friend, in the fiège and traitness where with every one mocketh me, their enemies, and they that leek their lives, violence and Tpoil; because the word of the

8 For fince I fpake, I cried out, I cried thall Itraiten them.

10 Then shalt thou break the bottle in the LORD was inade a reproach unto me, and a sight of the men that go with thce,

derilion daily, 11 And thaltfay onto thein, Thus faith the 9 Then I said, I will not make mention of Lord of hoits, Even to will I break this peo niin, lor fpeak any more in his name: buc ple, and this city, as one breaketh a potters his qverd was in misle heart as a burning fire

ellel, that cannot be made whole again, and put up in my bones, and I was weary with they thall bury (kon in Tophet, till there be forbearing, and I could not play. no place to bury,

10 $ For I heard the defaning of many, 12 Thus will I do unto this place, faith the fear on every lide. Report, Jay they, and we LORD, and to the inhabitants thercol, and will report it All my familars watched for even make this city as Toplet !

iny. Nalding, saying, Peradventure he will be 13 And the houes of Jerusalem, and the enticed, and we thall prevail againt him, koules of the kings of Judah, shall be detiled and we thall take our revenge on him. as the place of Tophet, because of all the 11 But the Lord is with me as a inighty houfes upon whiofe roots they have burrit terrible one; therefore my persecutors shall inčente unto all the host of heaven, and it mble, and they ihall noc prevail : they lave poured out drink-offerings uuto other thall be greatly athannel, for iney thall not gods.

profper: Their everlasting coniulion shall never 14 Then came Jeremiah from Topher, whi- be forgotten. ther the Lord had fent him to proplicly; and 12 But, o LORD of hoits, that trieft the he ttood in the court of the Lords house, rightcous, and feel the reins and the leart, and faid to all the people,

let me see thy vengeance on them: for un15 Tlus faith the Loan of hofts, the God to thee have I opened muy caufe. of Ifrael, behold, I will bring upon this city, 13 Sing unto the Lord, praise ye the LORD, and upon all her towns, all the evil that'for he hath delivered the foul of the poor have pronounced against it; because they from the hand of evi-doers. bave hardened their necks, that they might 141 Cursed be the day wlicrein I was born: not hear my words.

let not the day wherein may inother bare me CHAP. XX.

be biefled. 1 Pahur, fmiting Seremiah, receivelh O NETU 15 Curfed be the man who brought tidings

name, and a fearful doom. 7. Jeremiah to my father, saying, A man-child is born complainrth of contempi, 10 of treachery, unto thee, making him very glad. 14 and of his birth.

16 And let that inau be as the cities which N

Ow pathur the son of Immer the priest, the Lord overthrew, and repented not; and

who zoas also chief governor in the let him hear the cry in the inorning, and the house of the Lord, heard that Jeremiah, mouting at noon-tide: prophclied these things.

17 Because he cw me not from the womb; 2 Then Pathur imote Jeremialı the pro, or that my mother miglit have been my pliet, and put him in the itocks that were in grave, and her womb To be always great the high gate of Benjamin, which was by with me. the honfe of the Lord.

18 Wherefore came i forth out of the 3 And it came to pass on the morrow, womb to fee labour and forrow, that my that Pathur brought foron Jeremiah out of days thould be consumed with thame?' the stucks. Then Taid Jeremiah unto him,

CHAP. XXI. She LORD hath not called thy name Pathur, i Zedekiah enquireth the cruent of Nebuchad. but Magor-miffabib.

3. A hard siege foretold. 4 For thus faith the LORD, Behold, I will the word which came unto Jeremiah make thee a terror to thyself, and to all thy Ifron the Lorn, when king Zedekiah friends, and they thall fall hy the sword of fent unto in Pathur the son of Melchian, their enemies, and thine eyes thall behoid and Zephaniali the fun of Maalciah the #: and I will give all Judaht into the hand of priest, laying, the king of Babylon, and lie thall carry them 2 Enquire, I pray thee, of the LORD for us, captive into Babylon, and mal nay them (for Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon mak. with the sword.

eth war againit usgis be that the LORD 5 Moreover, I will deliver all the trength will deal with us according tu all his won. of this city, and all the labours thereof, and drous works, that he may go up from us. all the precious things thereof, and all the 3. Tlien laid Jeremiah unto chcm, 'Thus treasures of the kings of Judah will I give tall ye say to Zedekiali, into the hand of their enemies, vlrich ihall 4 'thus faith the Lord God of Israel, Be. fpoil them, and take them, and carry thein hold, I will turn track the weapons of war to Babylon.

that are in your hands, wherewith ye fight 6 And thou, Pashur, and all that dwell in againit tlie king of Bahylon, and against the thine house, thall go into captivity: and thou Chaldeans, which beliege you without the thall come to Babylon, and there thou shalt walls, and I will allemble them in the midst die, and thalt be buricd there, thou, and all of this city. tly friends, to whom thou haft propheticu s And í myself will fight againft you with lies,

an outftretched hand, and with a strong

Teszars war.

s prey:

arm, even in anger, and in fury, and in make thee a wilderness, and cities which great wrath.

are not inhabited. 6 And I will finite the inhabitants of this 7 And I will prepare destroyers againit city, both man and beait: they hall die of thee, every one with his weapons; and they a great peftilence.

Mall cut down thy choice cedars, and cait ?. And afterwards, faith the LORD, I will item into the fire. deliver Zedekial king of Judall, and his 8 And many nations shall pass by this city. servants, and the people, and fach ar art left and they thall

say every man to his neighin this city from the pettileuce, from the benr, Wherefore bath the LORD done thus Tword, and from the famine, into the hand unto this great city? of Nebuchadrexar king of Babylon, and in 9 Then they thall answer, Because they to the hand of their enemies, and into the have forsaken the covenant of the LORD hand of those that seek their life: and he their God, and worshipped other gods, and fall smite them with the edge of the sword: Served them. he ihall not fparc them, neither have pity, 10 ! Wcep ye not for the dead, neithet nor have mercy.

bernoan him; but weep fore for himn that 8 And unto this people thou shalt (ay, goeth away: for he shall return no more, Thus faith the Lord; Behold, I set before ior see his native country. you the way of life, and the way of death. 11 For thus faith the LORD touching

2. He that abideth in this city Mall die by Shallum, the son of Jofiah king of Judah, the sword, and by the famine, and by the which reigned inttead of Jotiah his father, peftilence: but he that goeth out, and fall- which went forth out of this place, He thali eth to the Chaldeans that beliege you, he not return thither any mores thall live, and his life thall be unto him for 12 Bat he thall díe in the place whither

they have led him captive, and thall see this 1o For I have set my face against this city land no more. for evil, and not for good, faith the LORD 13 9 Woe unto hin that buildeth his house it fhall be given into the band of the king of by unrigliteoufness, and his chambers by Babylon, and he thall burn it with fire. wrong ; that useth his neiglibours service

11 1 Andtouching the house of the king of without wages, and giveth him not for his Judah, soy, Hear ye the word of the LORD;

work; 12 6 houfe of David, thus faith the LORD, 14 Tliat saith, I will build me a wide house, Execute judgment in the morning, and dc and large chanibers, and cutteth him out liver him ther is spoiled out of the hand of windows: and it is ceiled with cedar, and the oppressor, lek iny fury go out like fire, painted with

vermilion. and burn that none can quench it, because 15 Shalt thou reign because thou closelt of the evil of your doings.

Hyself in cedar Did not thy father eat and 13 Behold, I am against thee, o inliabi- drink, and do judgment and justice, and tant of the valley, and rock of the plain, then it was well with him? faith the LORD ; which say, who shall come 16 He judged the cause of the poor and down againit us? or who shall enter into needy; then it was well teilh him: 'was not our habitations?

this to know me? faith the LORD. 14 But I will punish you according to the 17 But thine eyes and thine heart are not fruit of your doings, faith the LORD: and but for thy covetourness, and for to shed in I will kindle a fire in the forest thereof, and nocent blood, and for oppreffion, and for it Mall devour all things round about it. violence, to do it. CHA P. XXII.

18 'Therefore thus faith the LORD concern1 An exhortation fo repentance. !0 The judge ing Jehoiakim the fun of Jotialı king of Jument of Shallum. 20 of Coniah.

dah, They thall not lament for him, saying, Ah Hus faith the LORD, Go down to the my brother! or, Ah litter! thcyihall not lament

, lord! there this word,

19 He thall be buried with the burial af 1.And say, Hear the word of the LORD, annus, drawn arid caft forth beyond the gates O king of Judah, that tittcit upon the throne of Jerufalem. of David, thou, and thy servants, and thy 20 9 Go up to Lennon and cry; and litt people that enter in by these gates;

up thy voice in Bathan, and cry from the 3 Thus faith the LORD, Execute ye judg. patrages: for all thy lovers are destroyed. ment and righteousness, and deliver the 21.1 (pake unto thee in thy prosperity ; spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor; but thou Laiuft, I will not hear: this hath brek and do no wrong, do no violence to the thy manner from thy youth, that thou obcy #ranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, nei-edit not my voice. ther ined innocent blood in this place.

2. The wind Thall cat up all thy paltures, 4 For if yc do this thing indeed, then thall and thy lovers thall go into captivity: turely there enter in by the gates of this house then that thou lie allamcd aru confounded kings, fitting upon the throne of David, for all thy wickedness. riding in chariots and on horses, he, and his *3 0 Inhabitant of Lebanon, that matelt servants, and his people.

thy nett in the cedars, how gracions that $ But if ye will not hear these words, I thao be wlien pangs como apon thce, the swear by myfclf, faith the LORD, that this pain as of a woman

in travail ! haule ihall become a desolacion,

14 As I live faith the Lonn, though For us faith the LORD to the kings Coniah the son of Jehoinkiin king of jud. houte of fudals, Thou art Gilead unto me, were the figact uparit my right hand, yoland the bond af Lahvánon: yee surel, I will would I pluck the thelut.

*s And I will give thee into the hand of 11 For both prophet and prieft are prothem that seek thy lining and into the hand fane; yca, in my huufe have I found their of them whose face thou feareft, even into wickedness saith the LORD the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Baby- 12 Wherefore their way thallbe unto them lon, and into the hand of the Chaldeans, as Bippery ways in the darknes; they thall

26 And I will calt thce out, and thy mo- be driven on, and all therein: for I will ther that bare thee, into another country, bring evil upon them, even the year of their where ye were not born; and there thall ye vifitation, faith the LORD. die.

13 And I have seen folly in the propheta 27 But to the land whereunto they dcfire of Samaria; they prophefed in Baal, and to return, thither thall they not return. caused my people Ifrael to err.

28 ! this man Coniah a despised broken 14 I have feen also in the prophets of Je. dol? is he a vesel whicrein is no pleafare? rufalein an horrible thing: they comunit whicrefore are they cast out, he and his adultery, and walk in lies; they strengthen feed, and are caft into a land which they also the hands of evil-doers, that none doth know not?

return from his wickedness: they are all of 29. O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of them unto me as Sodoin, and the inhabi. the LORD :

tants thereof as Gomorrah. 30 Thus faith the LORD, Write ye this 15 Therefore thus faith the LORD of hosts man childless, a man that Thall not profper concerning thc prophets, Behold, I will fecd in his days : for no man of his feed thall them with wormwood, and make thein drink prosper, fitting upon the throne of David, the water of gall: for from the prophets of and ruling any more in Judah.

Jerusalem is profaneneís gone forth into all CHAP. XXIII.

the land. He prophefieth a reflorating of the fealtered 16 Thus faith the LORD of hofts, Hearken flock. 9 Again falle prophets.

not unto the words of the prophets that proW not

Oe be unto the paftors that deftroy and phely unto you; they make you vain : they the LORD.

out of the mouth of the Lord. 2. Tlierefore thus faith the LORD God of 17

They say ftill unto

them that despise me, Ifrael against the paftors that feed my peo- The LORD hath said, Ye shall have peace; ple, Ye have scattered my flock, and driven and they say unto every one that walketh them away, and have not visited them: be after the imagination of his own lieart, No hold, I will vitit upon you the evil of your evil thall come upon you. doings, faith the LORD.

18 For who had ftood in the counsel of 3 And I will gather the remnant of my the LORD, and hath perceived and heard flock out of all countries whither I have his word! who hath marked his word, and driven them, and will bring them again to heard it ! their folds; and they thall be fruitful and 19 Behold a whirlwind of thc LORD is increase.

gong forth in fury, even a grievous whirl4 And I will fet up shepherds over them, wind : it shall fall grievoudly upon the head which shall feed them; and they hall fear of the wicked. no more, nor be dismiayai, neither thall 20 The anger of the LORD thall not return, they be lacking, faith the LORD.

until he have executed, and till he have per. 5 Behold, the days come, faith the formed the thoughts

of his heart : in the lat. LORD, that I will raise unto David a righ- ter days ye shall consider it perfectly. tcous Branch, and a King shall reign and 21 I have not rent these prophets, yet Prosper, and Thall execute judgment and they ran; I have not spokea to them, yet juflice in the earth.

thcy prophesied. 6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and If 22 But if they had food in my counsel, rael thall dwell fafely and this is his name and had caulcd my people to hear my whereby he jhall be called, THE LORD words, then they thould have turned them OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

from their evil way, and from the evil of 7 Therefore, behold, the days come, faith their doings. the LORD, that they mall no more fay, The 23 Am a God at hand, faith the LORD, LORD liveth, which brought up the children and not a God afar off? of lirael out of the land of Egypt;

24 Can any hide hinnfelf in secret places 8 But, TheLondliveth, which brought up that I fall 'not see him? faith the LORD : and which led, the seed of the house of Ifrael do not I fill heaven and earth ? saith the out of the north country, and from all coun- LORD. tries whither I had driven them; and they 25 I have heard what the prophets said tall dwell in their own land.

that prophesy lyes in my name, saying,

i 91 Mine heart within me is broken be- bave dreamed, I have dreamed. cause of the prophets; all my bonés thake: 26 How long shall this be in the heart of I am like a drunken man, and like a man the prophets that prophesy lyes! yea, they whom wine hath overcome, because of the are prophets of the deceit of their own LORD, and because of the words of his ho- heart; linets,

27 Which think to cause my people to for. 10 For the land is full of adulterers; for get my name by their dreams, which they because of fwearing the land mourneth, the red every man to his neighbour, as their pleasant places of the wilderness are dried fathers have forgotten my name for Baal. up, and their course is evil, and their force 28 The prophet that Kath a dream, let him it not right.

tell a dream; and he that hath my wurd.

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