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all those forms of legal transactions, which are wont to be in use upon these occasions.

XXXIII. 13 In the cities of the mountains, in the cities of the vale, and in the cities of the south, and in the land of Benjamin, and in the places about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, shall the flocks pass again under the hands of him that telleth them, saith the Lorji.

In those cities which are built upon the hills, and those which are low built in the valleys, even in all the region of Judea and Samaria, shall be a peaceable habitation of my people; so as the shepherd may there, in their fields and pastures, securely feed his flocks, and tell their number at his own leisure.

XXXIII. 14 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised to the children of Israel and to the house Judah.

Behold, the days draw on, wherein I will perform those gracious promises of mercy and deliverance, which I have made to my people of Judah and Israel.

XXXIII. 15 At that time, will I cause the Branch of righteous-* tiess to grow up unto David; &(c. See Isaiah iv. 2.

XXXIII. 17 For thus saith the Lord; David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel. He, that is the true Son of David, shall evermore sit in the throne, and rule and reign over his Church, to the end of the world.

XXXIII. 18 Neither shall the priests the Levites want a man before me to offer burnt offerings, and to kindle meat offerings, and to do sacrifice continually.

Neither shall there beany interruption of that perfect priesthood, "hich shall be performed by that All-sufficient Mediator, who shall offer up a full sacrifice to his Father, and present our prayers and spiritual sacrifices unto God.

XXXIII. 20 If ye can break my covenant of daxj and night, iff. See chap. xxxi. verse 36.

XXXIV. 5 But thou ska It die in peace: and with the burnings of thy fathers, the former kings which were before thee, so shall they burn odours for thee.

But thou shalt die of thy fair death, not violent, but natural; and shalt be honourably buried, after a princely manner, with store of sweet odours burnt about thy coffin, and in the vault where thou shalt be laid.

XXXIV. 8 After that the king Zedekiah had made a covenant with all the people which were at Jerusalem, to proclaim liberty unto them.

After that king Zedekiah, being admonished of this point of the law, had dealt with the people effectually, to dismiss those of their own nation out of their service, in the end of the seventh year, according to the prescript of the law; and proclamation was made hereof accordingly.

XXXIV. 10 Then they obeyed, and let them go. They yielded for the time, and gave way for the performance of this edict; and gave freedom to their Jewish servants,

XXXIV. 11 But afterward they turned, and caused the servants and the handmaids, whom they had let goJree, to return, and brought them in subjection for servants and for handmaids. But afterward they repented of their good act, and injuriously recalled their lately dismissed servants and handmaids, into their former servitude.

XXXIV. 17 Behold, I proclaim a liberty for you, saith the Lord, to the sword, to the pestilence, and to the famine. Behold, I do give full liberty to the sword, and to the pestilence, and to the famine, to seize upon you.

XXXIV. 18 And I will give the men that have transgressed my covenant, which have not performed the words of the covenant which they had made before me, when they cut the calf in twain, and passed between the parts thereof, Hc.

Ye know, ye made a covenant with me, in that ancient solemn manner, that was used by your father Abraham; wherein you, dividing the calf into halves, passed between the two halves of it, wishing, by way of execration, to be so divided, if you did not observe this promise and covenant of yours: and now, ye have palpably broken this part of your covenant with me; therefore I will give the transgressors hereof into the hand of their enemies.

XXXIV. 21 Into the hand of the king of Babyloris amy, which are gone up from you.

Into the hand of the king of Babylon's army, which is now, for the time, departed from your siege, to go up against Egypt, but, however ye have vainly imagined, shall return to your cost. See chap, xxxvii. verse 5.

XXXV. 4 And I brought them into the house of the Lord, into the chamber of the sons of Hanan, the son of Igdaliah, a man of God, which was by the chamber of the princes, Kc.

And I brought some of the house of Jonadab the son of Recbab, into the court of the temple, and led them into one of those chambers, which are appointed therein for the priests and Levites; even into the lodging of one of the holiest of the priests, next to the chamber of the chief governor of the temple.

XXXV. 5 And I set before the sons of the house of the Rechabites pots full of wine, and cups, and I said unto them, Drinkyt wine.

And, in that holy place, I did set before those sons of Recbab, pots of wine, and cups; and, as of my own motion, wished them to drink wine.

XXXV. 6 For Jonadab the son of Rechab our father commanded us, saying, Ye shalldrink no wine, neither^, nor your sons for ever. For Jonadab the son of Rechab, three hundred years ago, charged all us, that should come of his loins, Ye shall drink no wine, neither ye, nor your sons for ever. .

XXXV. 1 Thai ye may live many days in the land where ye be strangers.

That ye may live long in the land where your forefathers, the Kenites, were, and ye now are strangers.

XXXVI. 5 J am shut up. See chap, xxxvii. verse 4.

I must keep close, upon the command of the Lord, and not stir forth.

XXXVI. 22 Now the king sat in the winter-house in the ninth month: and there was a fire on the hearth burning before him. Now the king sat in the winter-house; for it was in the month of November, when the season grew to be somewhat cold; and there was a fire on the hearth burning before him.

XXXVI. 26 But the Lord hid him.

But the Lord raised up means of hiding and concealing him from the fury of king Jehoiakim.

XXXVII. 1 Instead of Coniah the son of Jehoiakim.

Instead of Jechoniah the son of Jehoiakim, who took upon him to reign, for three months, and then yielded to the king of Babylon.

XXXVII, 12 Then Jeremiah went forth out of Jerusalem to go into the land of Benjamin, to separate himself thence in the midst of the people.

Then Jeremiah the prophet, taking the advantage of the removal of the Chaldean army from the siege of Jerusalem, went forth, with the rest of his countrymen, to go into his native place, in the tribe of Benjamin, to live apart there, for a time.

XXXVII. 13 Thou fullest away to the Chaldeans. Thou hast hitherto set out the power and future success of the Chaldees, and now thou art secretly slinking away to them.

XXXVII. 21 Then Zedekiah the king commanded that they should commit Jeremiah into the court of the prison, and that they should give him daily a piece of bread out of the baker's street, until all the bread of the city were spent.

Then Zedekiah the king, being moved with some compassion towards Jeremiah, commanded him to a larger custody, where he had some more liberty; and gave charge, that he should have, notwithstanding the extreme scarcity of the time, every day a piece of the ordinary and common bread of the city allowed unto him.

XXXVIII. 4 He weakeneth the hands of the men of war that remain in this city, and the hands of all the people, in speaking such words unto them.

He discourageth the soldiers within the city, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, that they have no heart to make resistance unto the king of Babylon.

XXXVIII. 5 For " the king is not he that can do any thing against you.

For my power, you see, is grown into disregard amongst you: you have the law in your own hands.

XXX VIII. 1, 8 The king then sitting in the gate of Benjamin; Ebed-melech went forth of the king's house, and spake to the king. When the king was sitting in the public place of judicature, Ebedmelech went purposely out of the court unto him.

XXXVIII. 22 And those women shall say, Thy friends have set thee on, and have prevailed against thee: thy feet are sunk in the mire, and they are turned away back.

And those women shall make excuses for thee, and say, Thy princes and followers have set thee on, to do that, which thou wouldst otherwise never have attempted, namely, to revolt from the king of Babylon: their power, and importunity, hath thus swayed thee, and, through their solicitation, thou art brought into this miserable inconvenience, and they have themselves also revolted.

XXXIX. 9 And those that fell away, that fell to him, with the rest of the people that remained.

Those, that stirred up Zedekiah to this defection, and joined with him in that revolt, together with the rest of the people, of any better fashion.'.

XXXIX. 14 And committed him to Gedaliah, He. that he should carry him home: so he dwelt among the people. He commanded Gedaliah, to whom was committed the chief rule of all the affairs of Jerusalem, by Nebuchadnezzar, that he should take Jeremiah home to his house: so Jeremiah lived at large, in free liberty, amongst the people.

XXXIX. 17 Thou shalt not be given into the hand of the men of whom thou art afraid.

Thou shalt not be delivered into the hands of the courtiers of Zedekiah, whose envy thou hast drawn upon thee for my sake.

XXXIX. 18 But thy life shall be for a prey unto thee: because thou hast put thy trust in me, saith the Lord. Thy life shall be reserved safe unto thee, whatever become of thy outward estate; and shall be given thee, as a reward of thy kindness to my prophets, and religious confidence in me, saith the Lord.

XL. 1, 4 The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, after that Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard had let him go from Ramah, when he had taken him being bound in chains among all that were carried away captive of Jerusalem andJudah, Kc. Behold, I loose thee this day from the chains Kc.

After this charge given, concerning the custody of Jeremiah, yet he was, amongst the other captives, which were carrying away towards Babylon, driven forward in his chains, as far as Ramah; at which place Nebuzar-adan, the captain of the guard, took notice of him, and from thence gave him his liberty, and free option either to return or to go forward.

XL. 1 Now when all the captains of the forces which were in the fields, even they and their men, heard that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah the son of Ahikam governor in the land.

Now when those captains of the Jews, which had before saved themselves by flight upon the first report of the approach of the Chaldean army which were dispersed in the country, heard that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah governor.

XLI. 5 Even fourscore men, having their beards shaven, and their clothes rent, and having cut themselves, with offerings and incense in their hand, to bring them to the house of the Lord. fourscore of those Jews, which remained still in the land of Judea, came, in a mournful fashion, to condole the late misery of their brethren, and their whole land; and brought with them oblation and incense, to offer unto the Lord in his temple.

XLL 6 Weeping all along as he went. Counterfeiting a mutual sorrow with them, and expressing it very passionately all the way..

XLU. 6 Whether it be good, or whether it be evil, &(c. Whether it be pleasing to us, or whether it be grievous and displeasing, we will be sure to do it. .'

XLII. 10 For I repent me of the evil that I have done unto you. See Genesis vi. 7.

XLIII. 6 And Jeremiah the prophet, and Baruch the son of


And, amongst the rest, Johanan took with him, by strong hand, Jeremiah the prophet, and Baruch the son of Neriah, down into

XLIII. 10 I will take Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and I will set his throne upon these stones that I have hid; and he shall spread his royal pavilion over them. Nebuchadnezzar, whom I employ in the executions of my judgments upon divers nations; and I will cause him to reign over this land of Egypt, and to erect his throne in this court and city of Tahpanhes.

XLIII. 12 And he shall array himself with the land of Egypt, as a shepherd putteth on his garment.

And he shall go forth thence, richly laden and arrayed with the wealthy spoils of Egypt; as a shepherd, in a bleak wind, wraps his cloak round about him, and so walketh compassed with that unwieldy garment.

XLIII. 13 He shall break also the images of Beth-shemesh, that is in the land of Egypt.

And he shall break down all the images in the stately temples of Heliopolis, which is the mother-city of that infamous superstition.

XLIV. 14 For none shall return but such as shall escape. None shall return into the land of Judah, but such as shall speedily withdraw themselves out of Egypt, and make an escape from this wicked Johanan, who hath brought us hither.

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