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Leven hundred ferty and five persons: all the 32 And Spake kindly unto him, and set hio perfons were four thousand and fix hundred. throne above the throne of the kings that

31 9 And it came to pass in the teven and were with him in Babylon, thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin 33 And changed his prison-garments; and king of Judah, in the twelfth inonth, in the he did continually eat bread before him all five and twentieth day of the month, that the days of his life. Evil-merodach king of Babylon, in the firft 34 And for luís diet there was a continua! year of his reign, lifted up the head of je diet given himn of the king

of Babylon, koiachin king of Judalt, and brought him every day a portion, until the day of his forth out of prilon.

death, all the days of his life. q The LAMENTATIONS of JEREMIAH. СНАР. І.

like into my forrow, which is done unto 1 Terufalems milery for her sena: 12 her com me, wherewith the LORD hath amicted ine

plaint, and confeffion of Gods righteous in the day of his fierce anger. judgment.

13 Frorn above tuath he sent fire into my Ow doth the city fit folitary that bones, and it prevaileth againit them: he was full of people ! howw iş ihe be liath spread a set for my feet; he hath turn. come as a widow ! the that was ed me back; he hath made me defolate and

great among the nations, and faint all the day. princess among the provinces, how is the be 14 The yoke of mytransgresions is bound come tributary!

by his hand; they are wreathed, and come 2 she wecpeth fore in the night, and her up upon my neck: he hath made my ftrength tears are on her cheeks; among all her loy to fall; the LORD hath delivered me into ers she hath none to comfort her: all her their bands, from when I am not able to friends have dealt treacheroudy with lier; rise up they are become her enemies.

15 The Lord hath trodden under foot all Judah is gone into captivity because of my mighty men in the midft of me; he hath afriction, and because of great forvitude ; called an affeibly against me to crush my The dwelleth among the heathen, the findeth young mel; the Lord hath trodden the vir NO reit: all her perfecutors overtook het gin, the daughter of Judah, as it a wine-preis. between the straits.

16 Ror these thing: 1 weep: mine cye, mine 4 The ways of Zion do mourn, because eye rutieth down with water, because the none come to the folemn feafts: all her comforter that thould relieve my foul is far gates are defolate; her prieits figh, her vir- from me; my children are defolate, because gins are amicted, and the is is bitterness. the enemy prevailed.

Her Rdversaries are the chief, her enemies 17 Zioni furcadeth forth her hands, and profper, for the Lord hath amícted her for there is none to comfort her: the LORD hath the multitude of her transgretions: her chil. commanded concerning Jacob, that his ad. dren are gone into captivity before the cuemy. verfaries should be round about him: Jerufa. 6 And froin the danghter of Zion all her lem is ak a menitruous woman among

them. beauty is departed: her princes are become 18. The Lord is righteous; for I have like harts that find no paiture; and they are rebelled againt tris coinmanument: hear, I gone without firength before the pursuer. pray yon, all people, and behold my sorrow:

7 Jenitalem remembered in the days of her iny virgins and my young men ará gone in afliction, and of her miferiet, all her plea: to captivity. fant things that the hall in the days of old, 19 'I called for my lovers, but they de when her people fell into the hand of the ceised me; my pricits and mine elders gave enemy, and none did help her: the adversa- up the ghoit in the city, while they fought rics faw her, and did mock at her fabbaths. their incat to relieve their fouis. : % Jerufalem hath grievously finned; there. 20 Beliold, O Lord, for I am ic diftress; fore the ts rcinoved: all that onoured her my bowels are troubled: mine heart is turr. defpise her, because they have seen her 11.3- ed within me; for I have grievouily rebekedness; yed, the ligheth, and tumeth back. led : abroad the sword bcreaveth, at home ward.

there was death. 9 Her filthiness is in her skirts; the re al They have heard that I figh; there is membererh not her laft end; therefore the none to comfort me: all mine enemies have came down wonderfully: the had no com-leard of my trouble ; they are glad that forter. O LORD, behold my affliction ; for thou hatt done it: thou wilt bring the dag the ency hath maguified himself.

that thou bait called, and they fhall be like 10 The adversary hath spread out his hand unto me. npon all her pleasant things for the hath 12 Let all their wickedness come before feen that the heathen entered into her lanc- thee; and do unto them as thou hait done fuary, whom thou didft command that they unto me for all my tranfgrellions : for my thould not enter into thy congregation. Tighs are many, and my heart is faint. 11 All her people figh, they feck bread;

C H A P, 1. they have given their plealant things for i Seremiah !anenteth Jerusalem's mifery: mcat to relieve the soul: sec, O Lord, and 20 he complainch thereof to God, confider; for I am become vile.

Tabelit nothing to you, ali ye that para Hopi hatini che si era covered the daughbyr belold, and see if there be any corrow and cast down from heaven' unto the earth

the beauty of Israel, and remembered not but have seen for thee false burdens, and his footitool in the day of his anger !

causes of banishment. 2 The Lord hath swallowed up all the 15 All that pass by clap their hands at habitations of Jacob, and hath not pitied: thee; they hits and wag their lead at the he hath thrown down in his wrath the daughter of Jerufalem, Jaying, Is this the Atrong holds of the daughter of fudah; hic city that men call The Perfection of beauty, hath brought then down to the ground: he The Joy of the wholc earth? hath polluted the kingdom and the princes 16 All thine eneinies have opened their thereof.

munth againt thee: they hits and gnash the 3 He hath cut off in his fierce anger all teeth; they say, We have Twallowed her up: the horn of Ifracl: he hath drawn back his certainly this is the day that we looked for; right hand from before the enemy, and he we have found, we have seen it. burned against Jacob like a flaining fire, 17 The LORD lrath done that which he which devoureth round about.

had devised; he hath fulfilled his word that 4 He hath bent his bow like an enemy: he had commanded in the days of old : le he stood with lvis right hand as an adver hath thrown down, and hath not pitied: and' fary, and few all that were pleafant to the he hath caused thine enemy to rejcice over eye in the tabernacle of the daughter of thee; he hath set up the horn of thine ad. Zion: lic poured out his fury like fire. verfarics,

s The LORD was as an enemy; he hath 18 Their heart cried unto the LORD, O swallowed up Ifrael, he hath fwallowed up wall of the daughter of Zion, let tears run all her palaces; he hath deltroyed his ftrong down like a river day and niglir; give thy. holds, and hath increased, in the daughter of self no rest; let not the apple of thine cyo Judali, mourning and lamentation.

cealc. 6 And lie liath violently taken away Iris ta. 19. Arise, cry out in the night; in the bebernacle, as if it were in a garden; he hath ginning of the watches pour out thine heart deftroyed his places of the assembly: the like water before the face of the LORD: lift LORD liath caused the folemn feasts and up thy nands toward him for the life of thy fabbaths to be forgotten in Zion, and hath young children, that faint for hunger in the despised, in the indignation of his anger, the top of every Itreet. king and the prieft.

10 1 Behold, O LORD, and contider to 7 The LORD. hath cast off his altar, he whom thou haft done this. Shall the wohath abhorred his anduary, he hath given inen cat their fruit, and children of a span up into the hand of the enemy the walls of long? thall the prieft and the prophet' be her palaces; they liave made a noite in the gain in the sanctuary of the Lord! Houte of the LORD, as in the day of a loleinn 21 The young and the old le on the ground leait.

in the ftrects: my virgins and my young men 8 The Lord hath purposed to deftroy are fallen by the sword; thou hast fain them the wall of the danghter of Zion; be hath in the day of thing anger; thou hart killed, stretched out a line, he hath not withdrawn and not pitied. his hand from destroying: therefore he made 22 Thon hatt called, as in a folemn day. the rampart and the wall to lament; they my terrors round about; so that in the day languished together.

of the LORDs anger nonc escaped ner re. 0 Her gates are funk into the ground; he mained: those that I have twaddled and hath deftroyed and broken her bars; hier bruught up hath mine enemy consumed. King and her princes are annong the Gen

CHAP. II. diles: the law is no more ; ber prophets allo The faithful brtvail their calamities, &c. find no yifion from the LORD. de recla cers daughter of Zion I opened to come we are the

am the man that hath seco affidion by fir upon the ground, and keep blence: they 2' He hath led me, and brought me inte have caft up daft upon their heads; they darknets, but not into light. trave girded themselves with fackcloth : the 3 Surely againft me is he turned; he turne virgins of Jerufalem hang down their heads cth his hand again at all the day. to the ground.

4 My felh and my skin hath be made old; 11 Mine eyes do fail with tears, my bowels he hath broken ny bones. are troubled, my liver is poured upon the S He hath builded against me, and com. carth, for the dettrudion of the danghter passed nw with gall and travai). of my people, because the children and the 6 He bath fet me in dark places, as thing fucking fivoon in the treets of the city. that be dead of old,

12 They say to their mothers, Where is He hath ledgod mne about, that I can. corn and wine! when they fivooned as the not get out: he hath made my chain

beavy. wounded in the treets of the city, wlien 8 Also when I cry and thout, he thutteth their soul was poured out into their mothers out my prayer. boloin,

He hath inc!ored my waye with hewa 13 What thing thall I take to witness for ftone, he lath made my paths crooked. thee! what thing tha! Thiken to thee, o 10 He thas unto me as a bear lying in daughter of Jerulder! what shall I equal wait, aod as a lion in secret plares. to thee, that I may counfort flee, o virgin ni He hath turned atide my ways, and pullAanghter of Zion for thy breach is great ed me in pieces: he hath made me defolate. Hike the sca; who can heal thee!

12 He hath hent luis bow, and let me as a 14 Thy prophets Traveleen vain and foolith mark for the arrow. things for thec: and they have not discoves. 13 lie liath called the arrows of his quive edchinc iniquity, to turn away thy captivity; to enter into my reins.

14 I was a derision to all my people, and 49 Mine eye tricklech down, and ceafetu their long all the day.

not, without any intermission. 15 He hath filled me with bitterness, he 50 Til the Loro look down, and belold hath made me drunken with wormwood. from heaven.

16 He hath also broken my teeth with gra SI Minc eye affecteth mine heart, because vel-ftones, he hath covered me with athes. of all the daughters of my city,

17 And thou hart removed my soul far off $2 Mine eneinies chalcd me fore, like a from peace: I forgat prosperity:

bird, without cause. 18 And I said, my ttrength and my hope 55 They have cut off my life in the dunis perished from the LORD:

gcon, and cast a stone upon me. 19 Remembering mine affli&ion and my 54 Waters Puwed over mine head; then misery, the wormwood and the gall.

I said, I am cut o.f. 20 My soul hath them ftill in reinembrance, 55 9 I called upon thy name, O LORD, out and is humbled in me.

of the low dungeon. 21 This I recall to my mind, therefore 56 Thou hatt heard my voice ; hide not have I hope.

thine ear at my breathing, at my cry, 22 11 is of the Lords mercies that we 57 Tlioa drewett near in the day that I are not confumed, because his compations called upon thee: thoa laidit, Fear not. fail not.

58 O LORD, thou haft pleaded the caufca 23 They are new every morning: great is of my soul; thou halt redeemed my life. thy faithfulness.

59' LOAN, thou haft seen my wrong i 24 The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; judge thou my cause. therefore will I hope in him.

60 Thou liatt feen all their vengeance, and 25 The Lord is good unto them that wait all their imaginations against me. for him, to the foul that seeketh him.

61 Thou hart heard theu reproach, OLORD 26 It is good that a man thould both hope, and all their imaginations against me; and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. 62 The lips of those that role up againt

271 is good for a loan that he bcar the me, and their device aguint me all the day. yoke in his youth,

63 Bchold their fitting down, and their tie 28 He ficteth alone, and keepoth filence, fing up; I am their inulick. because he hath borne it upon him.

64 Render unto them a recompence, O 29 He putteth his mouth in the duft, if so LORD,

according to the work of their hands, be there may be hope.

65 Give them forrow of heart, thy curse 30 He giveth his check to him that (mit- unto them. eth him : he is filled ful) with reproach. 66 Persecute and deftroy them in anger.

31 For the LORD will not catt off for ever: from under the heavens of the LORD. 32 But though he cause grief, yet will he

CHAP. IV. have compaflion according to the multitude 1 Lions pitiful fate bewaited: 13. he conof his mercies.

fabeth her fans. 21 Edom threatened. 33 For he doth not afflict willingly, nor Ow is the gold become dim! how is the grieve the children of men.

34 To cruth under his feet all the prisoners the Lan&uary are poured out in the top of of the earth.

35 To turn aside the right of a inan de 1 The precious fons of Zion, comparable fore the face of the moft High.

to fine gold, how are they eftcemed as 36 Tu subyert a man in his cause, the earthen pitcliers, the work of the hands of LORD approveth not.

the potter! 37 $ Whois he that saith, and it cometh to 3 Even the sea-monsters draw out the pals, when the LORD commandeth it not ! breast, they give fuck to their young ones;

38 Out of the mouth of the inott High pro- the daughter of my people is become cruele cecdeth not evil and good ?

like the ottriches in the wilderness. 30. Wherefore doth a living man complain, 4 The tongue of the fucking child cleav. z man for the punishment of his fina. cth to the roof of his mouth for thirft; the

40 Let us search and try our ways, and youug children alk bread, and no man break. turn again to the Lord.

eth it unto them. 41 Let us lift up our heart with our hands S They that did feed delicately are decom unio God in the heavens.

late in the treets; tary that were brought 42 We have tranfgrefred, and have rebel- up in scarlet embrace dung-hills. led: thou hast not pardened.

6 For the punishment of the iniquity of 43 Thou hart covered with anger, and per. the daughter of my people is greater than recuted us : thou haft lain,

thou hast not pie she punithment of the fin or Sodom, that tied.

was overthrown as in a moment, and no 44 Thou haft covered thyself with a cloud, hands ftayedon her. that our prayer should not pafs through, 7 Her Nazarites were purer than (now

45 Thou hatt made us as the off-scouring they were whiter than milk, they were and refuse in the midA of the people. more nudy, in body than rubies, their pos

46 All our enemies bave opened their lithing was of fapphire : mnoaths againtt us.

8 Their vilage is hlacker than a coal: 47 Fear and a snare is come upon us, desoe they are not known in the treats: theis lation and deltruation.

skin cleaveth to their bone ; it is withered, 48 Mine ye runneth down with rivers of it is become like a fick, water for the deftrucion of the daughter of 9 They that be flair with the sword are Ray people,

better than they that be lain with bunger:

therein: and it hall be no more inhabited 9 We would have healed Babylon, but the for ever; neither thall it be dwelt in from is not healed : forfake lier, and let us go generation to generation.

every one into his own country; for her 40 As God overthrew Sodom and Gomor. judgment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted rat, and the neighbour cilia thercof, faith up even to the skies. the Lord; so thall no man abidc there, nici 10 The Lord hath brought forth our righ. ther thall any son of man dwell therein. teousnels : come, and let is declare in Zion

41. Behold, a people thall come froin the the work of the LORD Ou Gol. north, and a great nation, and many kings 11 Make bright the arrows ; gather the Thali be raised ap from the coaits of the carth. fields: the LORD hath raised up the spirit

42 Tlicy thall hold the bow and the lance; of the kings of the Medes; for his device u they are cruel, and will not thcw mercy : againt Babylon, to destroy it ; becaule it is thcir voice fall roar like the fea, and they the vengeance of the LORD, the vengeancc thall ride upon hories, every osie put in array, of his temple. like a man to the battie, againt thec, O 12 Set up the Aandard upon the walls of Laughter of Babylon.

Babylon, make the watch trong; let up the 43 The king of Babylon hath heard the watchunen, preparc the ambuhes: for the reprort of them, and his hands Waxed feeble; Lon hath both deviled and done that which anguith took hold of hin, and pangs as of he fpake against the inhabitants of Babylon. * woman in travail.

13 ) thou that dwellelt upon many wa44 Behold, he thall come up like a lion ters, abundant in treasures, thine end is come, fruin the livelling of Jordan unto the la- and the measure of thy covetoufness. bit.tion of the itrong; but I will make thein 14 The LORD of hosts bath (worn by himfuddenly run away from her: and who is a fell, saying, Surely I will till thee with inen eivofen inan, that I may appoint over lier ! as with caterpillars; and they thall lift up a for who is like me? and who will appoint thout against thee. ine the time? and who is that thepherd that 15 He hath made the earth by his power, wiH ftand before me?

he hath established the world by his wildom, 45 Therefore hear ye the counsel of the and hath ftretched out the heaven by his LORD, that he hata taken against Baby understanding. lon, and his purposes that lie luath purpoled

16 When lie uttereth his voice there is a against the land of the Clialdeans: Surely multitude

of waters in the heavens ; and he the leaft of the flock fball draw them out; caulcth the vapours to ascend from the ends furely he thall inake their habitation desolate of the earth: he maketh lightnings with with them.

rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his 46 At the noise of the taking of Babylon treasures. the earth is moved, and the cry is licard

17 Every man isbrutish by kis knowledge; among the nations,

every founder is confounded by the graven CHAP. LI.

iinage: for his moltcn image is fallchood, Gods fevere judgmtifs againt Babylon in re and

there is no breath in thein. venge of ladha

18 'They are vanity, the work of errors: in TH T'Hus faith the LORD, Bebold, I will raise tre time of their visitation they thall perith.

up Eroit banylon, and againt them 19 Tlie portion of Jacob is not like them that dwell in the midst of them that rise up for he is the former of all things: and gainit nie, a destroying wind;

rael is the rod of his inheritance; the Load 2 And will lend unto Babylon fanners, of hotts is liis name. that ihall fan her, and thall empty her land : 20 Thou ar: my battle-axe and weapons for in the day of trouble they thall be against of war: for with thee will I break in picces sier round aboat.

the nations ; and with thee wiil I dettroy 3 Againft him that bendeth let the archer kingdoms: hend his bow, and againtt him that lifterh 21 And with thee will I break in pieces hiinseif

up in his brigandine: and spare ye the horic and his rider; and with the will nof her young men ; destroy ye utterly áll I break in picces the chariot and his rider. her loft.

22 With thee also will break in pieces 4. Thus the Aain shall fall in the land of man and woman; and with thte will I break the Chaldeans, and they that are thrun through in pieces o'd and young; and with thce will in her frects.

I break in pieces the young man and the 5 For Ifrael hath not been forfaken, tior

maid; jadah of his Gout, of the LORD of hosts; 231 will also break in pieces with thee though their land was filled with fin

againt the thepherd and his Aock; and with thee the holy One of Uriel.

wid 1 break in picces the husbandman and 6 Flec out of the mida of Babylon, and his yoke of oxen: and with thee will I breuk deliver every man his soul; be not cut off in pieces captain and rulers. in bor iniquity, for this is the time of the 24 and I will render unto Babylon, and to I.ORDS vengeance; he will render unto her all the inhabitants of Chaldea, 411 thcl evil a recompence.

that they wave done in Zion in your tight, 7 Babylon halh bun a golden cup in the Cith the LOR. PORNY hand, that made all the carth drunk 25 Behold, I am againh thce, o dettroy. en: the nations have drunken of her winc; ing mountain, faith the LORD, which de therefore the nationsare mul.

troyelt all the earth, and I will arcto our Babylon ha suddenly tallen and dettroy. mine hand on thes, and roll thee down de bowl sur hier: lake halm for ker pain, from the rocks, and will make tõue a punt llobe ine may be healed

siountain,

26 And they fhall not take of thee a itone tions thall not how together any more unto for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; hinn; yea, the wall of Babylon all fail. but thou shalt be delolate for ever, faith the 45 My people, go ye out of the inidf of Lor.b.

her, and deliver ye every man his soul from 17 Set ye up a tandard in the land, blow the fierce anger of the LORD. the truunpet ainong the nations, prepare the 46 And let your heart faint, and ye scar for nations againit hier, call together against her the rumour that Mall be heard in the land ; the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, «ud Athche- a rumour ihall both come one year, and after naz: appoint a captain against her; cause the chat in an her year shall come a rumour, and horses to come up as the rough caterpillars. violence in the land, ruler againt ruler,

28 Prepare againtt her the nations, with 47 Therefore, behold, the days come, thac the kings of the Medes, the captains thereof, I will do judgment upon the graven images and all the rulers thereof, and all the land of of Babylon; and her whole land shall be his dominion.

confounded, and all her slain fhall fall in 29 And the land thall treible and forrów: the inidit of her. for every purpose of the LORD thall be per 48 Then the heaven and the earth, and formed against Babylon, to make the land of all that is therein, thall fing for Babylon; Babylon a defolation without an inbabitait. for the spoilers thall come unto her from

30 The mighty inen of Babylon have for- the north, faith the LORD. borne to fight, they have remained in their 49 As Babylou hath caused the sain of 1f. hoids: their might hath failed; they became rael to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the waia as women: they have burnt her dwelling of all the earth. places; her bars are broken.

So Ye that have escaped the sword g9 31 One polt fball runto mect another, and away, stand not ftill remember the LORD one meflenger to meet another, to thew the afar off, and let Jerusalem come into your kling of Babylon that his city is taken at are mind, end,

SI Wc are confounded, because we have 32 And that the passages are ftopped, and heard reproach: thame hath covered our the reeds they have burat with fire, and faces; for strangers are come into the sanc the men of war are affrighted.

tuaries of the Lords house. 33 For thus faith the Lord of hoks, the 52 Wherefore, behold, the days come, God of Israel, The daughter of Babylon is faith the LORD that I will do judgment like a threshing-floor, it is time to threth upon her graven images; and through alt her: yet a little while, and the time of her bir land the wounded iball groan, Marvelt thall corne.

53 'Though Babylon thould mount up to 34 Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon heaven, and though the thould fortify the hath devoured mc, hc hath cruthed me, he height of her Itrength, get from me shali hath inade me an empty vetfel, he hath twal- fpoilers come unto her, saith the Lord. lowed me up like a dragon, he hath billed his 5+ A found of a cry cometh froin Baby. belly with my delicates, lie hath cat me out, lon, and great deitruction from the land of

35 The violence done to me and to pry the Chaldeans: Acth be upon babylon, thall the indubitant 55 Because the LORD hath fpoiled Babyof Zion lay; am, My blood upon the inha. lon, and deitroyed out of her the great bitants of Chaldea, shall Jerufalezn fay, voice; when her waves do roar like

great 36 Therefore thus faith the LORD, Behold, waters, a noise of their voice is uttered: I will plead thy cause, and take vengeance Só Becaule the spoiler is come upon her, for thee; and I will dry up lierica, and make pen upon Babylon, and her mignty men are her springs dry

taken; every one of their bows is broken: 37 And Babylon thall become keaps, a for the LORD God of recompençes shall surely dwelling-place for dragons, an attonithment require, and an hitting without an inhabitant. $7 And I will make drunk her princes, and

38 They thallroar together like lions : they her wise men, her captains, and her ruler, thall yell as lions whelps.

and her inighty men: and they thall lleup a 39. In their leat I will make their featta, perpetual sleep, and not wake, faith the King, and I will make them drunken, that they whose name is the LORD of hosts. may rejoice, and feep a perpetual Deep, and 58 Thus Gith the Lord of hofts, The, not wake, iaith the LORD.

broad walls of Babylon fhall be utterly bro 40 I will bring thern down like lambs to ken, and her high gates thall be burnt with the slaughter, like rams with he-gouts. fire; and the people thall labour in vain, and

41 How is shelbach taken! and how is the folk in the fire, and they shall be weary. the praile of the whole earth surprised 1 how 59 I The word which Jereiniah the pro is Babylon become an aftonishment among phet commanded Seraiah the son of Neriah the nations !

the foo of Maafcial, when he went wird 42 The tea is come up upon Babylon: the Zedekiah the king of Judah into Babylon, is covered with the multitude of the waves in the fourth year of his reign. And this thereof.

Seraiah was a quiet prince. 43 Her cities are a desolation, a dry land, 60 So Jeremiah wrote in a book all the and a wilderness, a land wherein no man evil that tho.ild coine upou Babylon, even <welleth, ncither doth any son of man pals all these words that are written again Bathereby.

bylon. 44 And I will punith Bel in Babylon; and 61 And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When I will bring forth out of his mouth that thou comcit Babylon, and thalt ice, and which h¢ hath Swaliowed up: and the na. thalt rçad all these words,

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