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13 Sing unto the LORD, praise ye the LORD for q he hath delivered the soul of the poor from the hand of evil-doers.

14 Tr Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day wherein my mother bare me be blessed.

15 Cursed be the man who brought tidings to my father, saying, A man-child is born unto thee; making him very glad.

p Ps. 54. 7. & 59. 10.

q Ps. 35. 9, 10. & 109. 30, 31. r Job 3. 3. ch. 15. 10.

16 And let that man be as the cities which the LORD overthrew,s Gen. 19. and repented not: and let him 25. thear the cry in the morning, and t ch. 18. 22. the shouting at noon-tide;

17 u Because he slew me not from u Job 3. 10, the womb; or that my mother 11. might have been my grave, and her womb to be always great with

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1 Zedekiah sendeth to Jeremiah to inquire the event of Nebuchadrezzar's war. Jeremiah foretelleth a hard siege and miserable captivity. 8 He counselleth the people to fall to the Chaldeans, 11 and upbraideth the king's house.


cir. 589.

HE word which came unto Jeremiah from the LORD, when king Zedekiah sent unto him a Pa-a ch. 38. 1. shur the son of Melchiah, and b Ze-b 2 Kin. 25. phaniah the son of Maaseiah the 18. ch. 29.25. priest, saying,

2 Inquire, I pray thee, of the c LORD for us; for Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon maketh war against us; if so be that the LORD will deal with us according to all his wondrous works, that he may go up from us.

3 Then said Jeremiah unto. them, Thus shall ye say to Zedekiah:

& 37. 3.

ch. 37. 3, 7.

4 Thus saith the LORD God of Israel; Behold, I will turn back the weapons of war that are in your hands, wherewith ye fight against the king of Babylon, and against the Chaldeans, which besiege you without the walls, and dId ls, 13. 4. will assemble them into the midst of this city.

5 And I myself will fight against you with an e out-stretched hand and with a strong arm, even in unger, and in fury, and in great wrath.

6 And I will smite the inhabitants of this city, both man and beast: they shall die of a great pestilence.

7 And afterward, saith the LORD,

e Ex. 6. 6.

fI will deliver Zedekiah king off ch. 37. 17. Judah, and his servants, and the & 39. 5. & people, and such as are left in this 52. 9. city from the pestilence, from the


cir. 589.

The king's house exhorted. |sword, and from the famine, into CHRIST the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of their enemies, and into the hand of those that seek their life and he shall smite them with the edge of the sword; g he shall not spare them, neither have pity, nor have

g Deut. 28. 50. 2 Chr. 36. 17.


8 And unto this people thou shalt say, Thus saith the LORD; h Deut. 30. Behold, I set before you the way of life, and the way of death.


i ch. 38. 2, 17, 18.

9 He that iabideth in this city shall die by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence: but he that goeth out, and falleth to the Chaldeans that besiege you, he k ch. 39. 18. shall live, and k his life shall be unto him for a prey. 10 For I have set my face against this city for evil, and not for good, saith the LORD: mit shall be given into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall n burn it with fire.

& 45. 5. Lev. 17. 10. ch. 44. 11. Amos 9. 4. m ch. 38. 3.

In ch. 34. 2, 22. & 37. 10. & 38. 18, 23. & 52. 13.

cir. 609. o chỉ 22. 3. Zech. 7. 9. + Heb. Judge. p Ps. 101. 8.

q Ezek. 13.8. + Heb. inhabitress.

r ch. 49. 4.

+ Heb. visit


Prov. 1. 31.

Is. 3. 10, 11. t2 Chr. 36. 19. ch. 52. 13.

cir. 609.

a ch. 17. 20.

b ch. 21. 12.

c See ver. 17.

d ch. 17. 25.

+ Heb. for David upon

his throne.

11 And touching the house of the king of Judah, say, Hear ye the word of the LORD;

12 O house of David, thus saith the LORD; † Execute judgment Pin the morning, and deliver him that is spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor, lest my fury go out like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.

13 Behold, I am against thee, O tinhabitant of the valley, and rock of the plain, saith the LORD; which say, r Who shall come down against us? or who shall enter into our habitations?

14 But I will punish you ac cording to the fruit of your doings, saith the LORD: and I will kindle a fire in the forest thereof, and tit shall devour all things round about it.


1 He exhorteth to repentance, with promises and threats. 10 The judgment of Shallum, 13 of Jehoiakim, 20 and of Coniah.

THUS saith the LORD; Go down to the house of the king of Judah, and speak there this word,

2 And say, a Hear the word of the LORD, O king of Judah, that sittest upon the throne of David, thou, and thy servants, and thy people that enter in by these gates:

3 Thus saith the LORD; Execute ye judgment and righteous ness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and c do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.

4 For if ye do this thing indeed, d then shall there enter in by the gates of this house kings sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, he, and his servants, and his people.

5 But if ye will not hear these

The judgment of Shallum, words, I swear by myself, saith the LORD, that this house shall become a desolation.


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e Heb. 6. 13,

6 For thus saith the LORD unto the king's house of Judah; Thou 17. art Gilead unto me, and the head of Lebanon: yet surely I will make thee a wilderness, and cities which are not inhabited."

7 And I will prepare destroyers against thee, every one with his weapons: and they shall cut down f thy choice cedars, 5 and cast them into the fire.

8 And many nations shall pass by this city, and they shall say every man to his neighbour, h Wherefore bath the LORD done thus unto this great city?




Heb. prosperities. y ch. 3. 25. & 7. 23, &c. z ch. 23. 1. a ver. 20.

+ Heb. inha-

f Is. 37. 24.
g ch. 21. 14.b ch. 6. 24.

h Deut. 29. 24, 25. 1 Kings 9. 8,


9 Then they shall answer, i Be-2 Kin. 22. cause they have forsaken the co- 17. 2 Chr. venant of the LORD their God, 34. 25. and worshipped other gods, and

served them.

10 ¶ Weep ye not for k the dead, k 2 Kin. 22. neither bemoan him: but weep 20. sore for him that goeth away: for I ver. 11. he shall return no more, nor see his native country.

11 For thus saith the LORD touching m Shallum the son of Jo-m See 1 Chr. siah king of Judah, which reign- 3. 15. with ed instead of Josiah his father, 2 Kings 23. n which went forth out of this 30. place; He shall not return thither n 2 Kin. 23. any more:

12 But he shall die in the place whither they have led him captive, and shall see this land no more.


13 To Wo unto him that build-o 2 Kin. 23. eth his house by unrighteousness, 35. ver. 18. and his chambers by wrong; P that useth his neighbour's service without wages, and giveth him not for his work;


p Lev. 19.13. Deut. 24. 14, 10. Hab. 2.9.

15. Mic. 3.

Jam. 5. 4.

14 That saith, I will build me a wide house and † large chambers, + Heb. and cutteth him out windows; throughand it is ceiled with "cedar, and aired. painted with vermilion.

Or, my windows.

15 Shalt thou reign, because thou closest thyself in cedar ? q did not q 2 Kin. 23. thy father eat and drink, and do 25. judgment and justice, and then rit r Ps 128. 2. was well with him?

16 He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him was not this to know me? saith the LORD.

Is. 3. 10.

17 But thine eyes and thine hearts Ezek. 19.6 are not but for thy covetousness, and for to shed innocent blood, and

for oppression, and for || violence, Or, incurto do it.


18 Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah; tThey shall tch. 16. 4, 6. not lament for him, saying, u Ahu See 1 Kin. my brother! or, Ah sister! they 13. 30. Fulfilled shall not lament for him, saying, 599. Ah lord! or, Ah his glory!


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of Jehoiakim, and of Coniah. 21 I spake unto thee in thy † prosperity; but thou saidst, I will not hear. y This hath been thy manner from thy youth, that thou obeyedst not my voice.

22 The wind shall eat up all z thy pastors, and a thy lovers shall go into captivity: surely then shalt thou be ashamed and confounded for all thy wickedness.

23 O inhabitant of Lebanon, that makest thy nest in the cedars, how gracious shalt thou be when pangs come upon thee, b the pain as of a woman in travail !

24 As I live, saith the LORD, though Coniah the son of Jehoianet upon my right hand, yet would kim king of Judah d were the sigpluck thee thence;

25 e And I will give thee into the hand of them that seek thy life, and into the hand of them whose face thou fearest, even into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of the Chaldeans.

26 f And I will cast thee out, and thy mother that bare thee, into another country, where ye were not born; and there shall ye die.

27 But to the land whereunto they desire to return, thither shall they not return.

28 Is this man Coniah a despised broken idol? is heg a vessel wherein is no pleasure? wherefore are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into a land which they know not?

29 h O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.

30 Thus saith the LORD, Write ye this man i childless, a man that

shall not prosper in his days: for no man of his seed shall prosper,

k ch. 36. 30.k sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah.


a ch. 10. 21. & 22. 22. Ezek. 34. 2.


1 He prophesieth a restoration of the scattered flock. 5 Christ shall rule and save them. 9 Against false prophets, 33 and mockers of the true prophets.

Wo a be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD.

2 Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: b Ex. 32. 34. b behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD.

c ch. 32. 37. 3 And I will gather the remnant Ezek. 34. 13, of my flock out of all countries &c. whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase.

d ch. 3. 15. Ezek. 34. 23, &c.

10, 11. ch.

33. 14, 15, 16.

19 x He shall be buried with the x 2 Chr. 36.e Is. 4. 2. & burial of an ass, drawn and cast 6. ch. 36. 30.11. 1. & 40. forth beyond the gates of Jerusalem. 20 T Go up to Lebanon, and cry; and lift up thy voice in Bashan, and cry from the passages: for all thy lovers are destroyed.

Dan. 9. 24. Zech. 3. 8. &

6. 12. John

11. 45.

4 And I will set up d shepherds over them, which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the LORD.

5 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a

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6 g In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel h shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, †THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

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fPs. 72. 2. Is. 32. 1, 18. & 9. 7. g Deut. 33. 28. Zech. 14. 11.


Or, secret. h ch. 25. 32.

& 30. 23.

7 Therefore, behold, the days h ch. 32. 37. come, saith the LORD, that they i ch. 33. 16. ch. 30. 24. shall no more say, The LORD liv-1 Cor. 1. 30. eth, which brought up the chil-Heb. Jehodren of Israel out of the land of vah-tsidkeEgypt; k ch. 16. 14, 8 But, the LORD liveth, which 15. brought up and which led the seed

of the house of Israel out of the


19 Behold, a h whirlwind of the LORD is gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind: it shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked.

20 The i anger of the LORD shall not return, until he have executed, and till he have performed the k Gen. 49. 1. thoughts of his heart: kin the latter days ye shall consider it perfectly.

1 ch. 14. 14.

21 I have not sent these pro& 27. 15. & phets, yet they ran; I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.

north country, and from all coun- 1 Is. 43. 5, 6. 29. 9.
tries whither I had driven them; ver. 3.
and they shall dwell in their own


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o Hos. 4.


10 For the land is full of adul-n ch. 5. 7, 8. terers; for o because of || swearing & 9. 2. the land mourneth; P the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up, and their course is evil, and their force is not right.

11 For a both prophet and priest are profane; yea, rin my house have I found their wickedness, saith the LORD.

12 Wherefore their way shall be unto them as slippery ways in the darkness: they shall be driven on, and fall therein for It will bring evil upon them, even the year of their visitation, saith the LORD.

13 And I have seen † folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied in Baal, and x caused my people Israel to err.

I Or, cursing.

p ch. 9. 10.

& 12. 4.

Or, violence. ch. 6. 13. & 8. 10. Zeph. 3. 4. rch. 7. 30. & 11. 15. & 8. 11. & 23. 32. 34. Ezek.


Ps. 35. 6.

Prov. 4. 19.

ch. 13. 16. tch. 11. 23.

| Or, an absurd thing. + Heb, un14 I have seen also in the pro-savoury. phets of Jerusalem an horrible u ch. 2. 8. thing: y they commit adultery, and x Is. 9. 16. z walk in lies: they a strengthen also Or, filthithe hands of evil-doers, that none y ch. 29. 23. doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.

15 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets; Behold, I will feed them with

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c wormwood, and make them drink c ch. 8. 14. the water of gall: for from the & 9. 15. prophets of Jerusalem is || profane-Or, hyponess gone forth into all the land. crisy.

16 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: d they speak a ch. 14. 14. a vision of their own heart, and ver. 21. not out of the mouth of the LORD. 17 They say still unto them that ech. 6. 14. & despise me, The LORD hath said, c Ye shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, fNo evil shall come upon

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m ver. 18.

n Jer. 25. 5.

o Ps. 139. 7, &c. Amos 9. 2, 3. p1 Kin. 8.

27. Ps. 139. 7.

q Judg. 3. 7. & 8. 33, 34. + Heb. with whom is.

r Deut. 18. 20. ch. 14. 14, 15.

Or, that smooth their


22 But if they had m stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have n turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.

23 Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off?

24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. PDo not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD. 25 I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.

26 How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart;

27 Which think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbour, q as their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal.

28 The prophet † that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? saith the LORD.

29 Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?

30 Therefore behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that steal my words every one from his neighbour.

31 Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that use their tongues, and say, He saith.

32 Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their s Zeph. 3. 4. lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the LORD.

It Mal. 1. 1. u ver. 39.

33 ¶ And when this people, or the prophet, or a priest, shall ask thee, saying, What is t the burden of the LORD? thou shalt then say unto them, What burden? u I wil! even forsake you, saith the LORD.

34 And as for the prophet, and the priest, and the people, that

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35 Thus shall ye say every one to + Heb. visit his neighbour, and every one to his upon. brother, What hath the LORD answered? and, What hath the LORD spoken?


36 And the burden of the LORD shall mention no more: ye every man's word shall be his burden; for ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the LORD of hosts our God.

37 Thus shalt thou say to the prophet, What hath the LORD answered thee? and, What hath the LORD spoken?

38 But since ye say, The burden of the LORD; therefore thus saith the LORD; Because ye say this word, The burden of the LORD, and I have sent unto you, saying, Ye shall not say, The burden of the LORD;

39 Therefore behold, I, even I,

x will utterly forget you, and y Ix Hos. 4. 6. will forsake you, and the city that I y ver. 33. gave you and your fathers, and cast

you out of my presence:

40 And I will bring z an everlast-z ch. 20. 11. ing reproach upon you, and a perpetual shame, which shall not be forgotten.


1 Under the type of good and bad figs, 4 he foresheweth the restoration of them that were in captivity, 8 and the desolation of Zedekiah and the rest.

THE LORD shewed me, and

cir. 598.

The captivity foretold. Before return unto me h with their whole CHRIST heart.

cir. 598.

h ch. 29. 13. i ch. 29. 17.

8 And as the evil i figs, which cannot be eaten, they are so evil; surely thus saith the LORD, So will I give Zedekiah the king of Judah, and his princes, and the residue of Jerusalem, that remain in k See ch. 43, this land, and k them that dwell in & 44. the land of Egypt:

+ Heb. for removing, or, vexation. 1 Deut. 28. 25, 37.

1 Kings 9. 7. 2 Chr. 7. 20. ch. 15. 4. & 29. 18. & 34.


m Ps. 44. 13,


n ch. 29. 18,


607. Ending. 606.

Beginning. a ch. 36. 1.

b ch. 1. 2. From 629.

behold, two baskets of figs were a Amos 7. 1, till 606. set before the temple of the LORD, 4. & 8. 1. after that Nebuchadrezzar b king of Babylon had carried away captive c Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim

king of Judah, and the princes of Judah, with the carpenters and smiths, from Jerusalem, and had brought them to Babylon.

2 One basket had very good figs, even like the figs that are first ripe: and the other basket had very naughty figs, which could not be eaten, they were so bad.

b 2 Kin. 24. 12, &c. 2 Chr. 36.10. c See ch. 22.

24, &c. & 29. 2.

+ Heb. for

3 Then said the LORD unto me, badness. What seest thou, Jeremiah? and

I said, Figs; the good figs, very good; and the evil, very evil, that cannot be eaten, they are so evil.

4 T Again the word of the LORD.

came unto me, saying,

5 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; Like these good figs, so

will I acknowledge them that are Heb. the carried away captive of Judah, captivity. whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans for their good.

6 For I will set mine eyes upon them for good, and dI will bring them again to this land: and e will build them, and not pull them down; and I will plant them, and not pluck them up.

7 And I will give them fan heart to know me, that I am the LORD and they shall be g my people, and I will be their God: for they shall

d ch. 12. 15. & 29. 10.

e ch. 32. 41. & 33. 7. &

42. 10. f Deut. 30.6.

ch. 32. 39.

Ezek. 11. 19.

ch. 30. 22. & 36. 26, 27. & 31. 33. & 32. 38.

c ch. 7. 13. & 11. 7, 8, 10. & 13. 10, 11. & 16. 12.

& 17. 23. & 18. 12. & 19. 15. & 22. 21.

d ch. 7. 13,
25. & 26. 5.
& 29. 19.
e 2 Kin. 17.
13. ch. 18.

11. & 35. 15.

Jonah 3. 8.

9 And I will deliver them † to 1 be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth for their hurt, m to be a reproach and a proverb, a taunt n and a curse, in all places whither I shall drive them.

10 And I will send the sword, the famine, and the pestilence, among them, till they be consumed from off the land that I gave unto them and to their fathers.


1 Jeremiah reproving the Jews' disobe-
dience to the prophets, 8 foretelleth the
seventy years' captivity, 12 and after
that, the destruction of Babylon, 15 Un-
der the type of a cup of wine he fore-
sheweth the destruction of all nations.
34 The howling of the shepherds.

HE word that came to Jeremiah
concerning all the people of
Judah a in the fourth year of Je-
hoiakim the son of Josiah king of
Judah, that was the first year of
Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon;

2 The which Jeremiah the prophet spake unto all the people of Judah, and to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying,

3 b From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon king of Judah, even unto this day, that is the three and twentieth year, the word of the LORD hath come unto me, and I have spoken unto you, rising early and speaking; but ye have not hearkened.

4 And the LORD hath sent unto you all his servants the prophets, rising early and sending them; but ye have not hearkened, nor inclined your ear to hear.

5 They said, e Turn ye again now every one from his evil way, and from the evil of your doings, and dwell in the land that the LORD hath given unto you and to your fathers for ever and ever:

6 And go not after other gods to serve them, and to worship them, and provoke me not to anger with the works of your hands; and [ will do you no hurt.

7 Yet ye have not hearkened anto me, saith the LORD; that ye might provoke me to anger with 21. ch. 7. 19. the works of your hands to your own hurt.

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Destruction of Babylon foretold. them, and make them an asto-| nishment, and a hissing, and perpetual desolations.

10 Moreover I will take from them the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, 1 the sound of the millstones, and the light of the candle.

11 And this whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.


Before CHRIST cir. 606.

i ch. 18. 16. Heb. I will cause to perish from k Is. 24. 7.


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1 Eccles. 12.



The howling of the shepherds. [world, which are upon the face of CHRIST the earth and the king of Sheshach shall drink after them.

cir. 606.

Jo ch. 51. 41.

m 2 Chr. 36.
21, 22. Ezrar
1. 1. ch. 29.
10. Dan. 9.



12 And it shall come to pass, m when seventy years are accomplished, that I will † punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, saith the LORD, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans, and will make it perpetual desolations. 13 And I will bring upon that land all my words which I have pronounced against it, even all that is written in this book, which Jere-t Heb. visit miah hath prophesied against all the nations.

14 o For many nations P and great kings shall 4 serve themselves of them also: r and I will recompense them according to their deeds, and according to the works of their own hands.

15 For thus saith the LORD God of Israel unto me; Take the wine-cup of this fury at my hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send thee, to drink it.

16 And they shall drink, and be moved, and be mad, because of the sword that I will send among them.

17 Then took I the cup at the LORD's hand, and made all the nations to drink, unto whom the LORD had sent me :

cir. 606.

Kin. 24. 1. Ending cir. 536. Ezra 1. 1.

p Hab. 2. 16. Is. 51. 21.

& 63. 6.

Prov. 11. 31. ch. 49. 12. Ezek. 9. Luke 23. 31. 1 Pet. 4. 17. Heb. upon which my name is called.

6. Obad. 16.


It Ezek. 38. 21.

27 Therefore thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; P Drink ye, and q be drunken, and spue, and fall, and rise no more, because of the sword which I will send among you.

28 And it shall be, if they refuse to take the cup at thy hand to drink, then shalt thou say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Ye shall certainly drink.

29 For lo, I begin to bring evil on the city ts which is called by my name, and should ye be utterly unpunished? Ye shall not be unpunished: for I will call for a sword upon all the inhabitants of the earth, saith the LORD of hosts.

30 Therefore prophesy thou a3 Dan. 9. 18, gainst them all these words, and say unto them, The LORD shall uroar from on high, and utter his voice from his holy habitation; he shall mightily roar upon y his habitation; he shall give 2 a shout, as they that tread the grapes, against all the inhabitants of the earth.

Is. 42. 13. Joel 3. 16. Amos 1. 2. x Ps. 11. 4.

n Is. 13. 19.
& 14. 23. &
47. 1, &c. &
47. 1. ch. 50.
3, 13, 23, 39,
40, 45. & 51.
25, 26.
o ch. 50. 9.
y 1 Kings 9.
& 51. 27, 28.3. Ps. 132.
& 51. 27.
p ch. 50. 41. 14.
q ch. 27. 7.
rch. 50. 29.
& 51. 6, 24.

ch. 17. 12.

z Is. 16. 9. ch. 48. 33. a Hos. 4. 1. Mic. 6. 2.

31 A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth; for the LORD hath a a controversy with the nations, bhe will plead with all flesh; Job 21. 20. b Is. 66. 16. he will give them that are wicked Ps. 75. 8. Is. Joel 3. 2. 51. 17. Rev. to the sword, saith the LORD. 14. 10.

t ch. 51. 7.

32 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, evil shall go forth from naEzek. 23. 34. c ch. 23. 19. tion to nation, and a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth.

Nah. 3. 11.

18 To wit, Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah, and the kings thereof, and the princes thereof, to u ver. 9, 11. make them ua desolation, an aston-x ch. 24. 9. ishment, an hissing, and x a curse; y ch. 46. 2, as it is this day;

19 y Pharaoh king of Egypt, and his servants, and his princes, and all his people;

20 And all the mingled people, and all the kings of a the land of Uz, band all the kings of the land of the Philistines, and Ashkelon, and Azzah, and Ekron, and c the remnant of Ashdod,

21 d Edom, and e Moab, and the children of f Ammon,

22 And all the kings of g Tyrus, and all the kings of Zidon, and the kings of the isles which are beyond the h sea,

23 i Dedan, and Tema, and Buz, and all † that are in the utmost cor

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& 30. 23.

d Is. 66. 16.

le ch. 16. 4,


f Ps. 79. 3.

ch. 8. 2. Rev. 11. 9.

6. 26.

33 d And the slain of the LORD shall be at that day from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth: they shall not be e lamented, fneither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung upon the ground.

34 g Howl, ye shepherds, and gch. 4. 8. & cry; and wallow yourselves in the ashes, ye principal of the flock: for Heb. your† the days of your slaughter and of days for your dispersions are accomplished; slaughter. and ye shall fall like a pleasant t Heb. a vessel. vessel of desire. Heb. flight shall perish

from the shepherds, and escaping from, &c.

Amos 2. 14.

h Ps. 76. 2. + Heb. a desolation

35 And † the shepherds shall have no way to flee, nor the principal of the flock to escape.

36 A voice of the cry of the shepherds, and an howling of the principal of the flock, shall be heard: for the LORD hath spoiled their pasture.

37 And the peaceable habitations are cut down because of the fierce anger of the LORD.

38 He hath forsaken h his covert, as the lion for their land is † desolate because of the fierceness of the oppressor, and because of his

fierce anger.


1 Jeremiah by promises and threatenings exhorteth to repentance. 8 He is therefore apprehended, 10 and arraigned.

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