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Jeremiah denouncing God's threats,

12 His apology. 16 He is quit in judgment, by the example of Micah, 20 and of Urijah, 24 and by the care of Ahikam. IN the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah came this word from the LORD, saying,

2 Thus saith the LORD; Stand in

CHAPTER XXVII.

Before CHRIST

cir. 609.

610. Ending. 609. Beginning.

b Ezek. 3.10. Matt. 28. 20. c Acts 20. 27.

a the court of the LORD's house, a ch. 19. 14. and speak unto all the cities of Judah, which come to worship in the LORD's house, b all the words that I command thee to speak unto them: c diminish not a word: 3d If so be they will hearken, and d ch. 36. 3. turn every man from his evil way, that I may e repent me of the evil, e ch. 18. 8. which I purpose to do unto them Jonah 3. 8, because of the evil of their doings.

9.

&c. Deut. 28. 15.

4 And thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD, f If ye willf Lev. 26. 14, not hearken to me to walk in my law, which I have set before you, 5 To hearken to the words of my servants the prophets, g whom I sent unto you, both rising up early, and sending them, but ye have not hearkened;

6 Then will I make this house like h Shiloh, and will make this city ia curse to all the nations of the earth.

7 So the priests and the prophets and all the people heard Jeremiah speaking these words in the house of the LORD.

81 Now it came to pass, when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking all that the LORD had commanded him to speak unto all the people, that the priests and the prophets and all the people took him, saying, Thou shalt surely die.

9 Why hast thou prophesied in the name of the LORD, saying, This house shall be like Shiloh, and this city shall be desolate without an inhabitant? And all the people were gathered against Jeremiah in the house of the LORD.

10 ¶ When the princes of Judah heard these things, then they came up from the king's house unto the house of the LORD, and sat down

lin

ch. 7. 13, & 25. 3, 4. 25. & 11. 7.

i

h1 Sam. 4. 10, 11. Ps.

78. 60. ch. 7. 12, 14.

Is. 65. 15. ch. 24. 9.

in the entry of the new gate of the Or, at the LORD's house.

11 Then spake the priests and the prophets unto the princes and to all the people, saying, † This man

Before CHRIST cir. 609.

o See Acts 5. 34, &c.

p Mic. 1. 1. cir. 710.

is arraigned, but acquitted. if ye put me to death, ye shall surely bring innocent blood upon yourselves, and upon this city, and upon the inhabitants thereof: for of a truth the LORD hath sent me unto you to speak all these words in your ears.

16 T Then said the princes and all the people unto the priests and to the prophets; This man is not worthy to die: for he hath spoken to us in the name of the LORD our God.

17 o Then rose up certain of the elders of the land, and spake to all the assembly of the people, saying,.

18 P'Micah the Morasthite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and spake to all the people of Judah, saying, Thus q Mic. 3. 12. saith the LORD of hosts; q Zion shall be ploughed like a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house the high places of a forest.

r2 Chr. 32. 26.

t Heb. the face of the LORD.

s Ex. 32. 14. 2 Sam. 24.

16.

19 Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all Judah put him at all to death? r did he not fear the LORD, and besought the LORD, and the LORD repented him of the evil which he had pronounced against them? t Thus might we procure great evil against our souls.

20 And there was also a man Acts 5. 39. that prophesied in the name of the LORD, Urijah the son of Shemaiah of Kirjath-jearim, who prophesied against this city and against this land according to all the words of Jeremiah:

cir. 609.

door.

Heb. sons of the peo

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ple.

21 And when Jehoiakim the king with all his mighty men, and all the princes, heard his words, the king sought to put him to death: but when Urijah heard it, he was afraid, and fled, and went into Egypt;

22 And Jehoiakim the king sent men into Egypt, namely, Elnathan the son of Achbor, and certain men with him into Egypt.

23 And they fetched forth Urijah out of Egypt, and brought him unto Jehoiakim the king; who slew him with the sword, and cast his dead body into the graves of the † com mon people.

24 Nevertheless, u the hand of

is worthy to die; for he hath pro-judgment of 2 Kin. 28. Ahikam the son of Shaphan was

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The type of bonds and yokes. Make thee bonds and yokes, band put them upon thy neck,

3 And send them to the king of Edom, and to the king of Moab, and to the king of the Ammonites, and to the king of Tyrus, and to the king of Zidon, by the hand of the messengers which come to Jerusalem unto Zedekiah king of Judah;

JEREMIAH.

Before CHRIST cir. 598.

b ch. 28. 10, 12. So Ezek. 4. 1. & 12. 3. & 24. 3, &c.

4 And command them to say | Or, conunto their masters, Thus saith the cerning LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Thus shall ye say unto your masters, saying.

ters;

their mas

5 I have made the earth, the c Ps. 115. 15. man and the beast that are upon & 146. 6. Is. the ground, by my great power and by my out-stretched arm, and

45. 12.

d have given it unto whom it seem-d Ps. 115. 16. ed meet unto me. Dan. 4. 17,

6 e And now have I given all 25, 32. these lands into the hand of Nebu-e ch. 28. 14. chadnezzar the king of Babylon, f my servant; and g the beasts of the field have I given him also to serve him.

7 h And all nations shall serve him, and his son, and his son's son, i until the very time of his land come: and then many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of him.

fch. 25. 9. & 43. 10. Ezek. 29. 18,

20.

ch. 28. 14. Dan. 2. 38. 2 Chr. 36.

20.

ch. 25. 12.

& 50.27. Dan. 5. 26.

8 And it shall come to pass, that k ch. 25. 14. the nation and kingdom which will not serve the same Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, and that I will not put their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, that nation will I punish, saith the LORD, with the sword, and with the famine, and with the pestilence, until I have consumed them by his hand.

dreams.

9 Therefore hearken not ye to your prophets, nor to your diviners, nor to your † dreamers, nor to Heb. your enchanters, nor to your sorcerers, which speak unto you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon :

101 For they prophesy a lie unto 1 ver. 14. you, to remove you far from your land; and that I should drive you out, and ye should perish.

11 But the nations that bring their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him, those will I let remain still in their own land, saith the LORD; and they shall till it, and dwell therein.

598.

& 38. 17.

12 I spake also to m Zedekiah king of Judah according to all m ch. 28. 1. these words, saying, Bring your necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him and his people, and live.

13 n Why will ye die, thou and thy people, by the sword, by the 31. famine, and by the pestilence, as the LORD hath spoken against the nation that will not serve the king of Babylon?

Ezek. 18.

14 Therefore hearken not unto the words of the prophets that speak unto you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon; for they pro- & 23. 21. & phesy o a lie unto you.

o ch. 14. 14.

29. 8, 9.

Before

CHRIST

598.

+ Heb. in a

lie, or, lyingly.

p 2 Chr. 36. 7, 10. ch. 28. 3. Dan. 1. 2.

q 2 Kin. 25. 13, &c. ch. 52. 17, 20, 21.

r 2 Kin. 24.

14, 15. ch. 24. 1.

s 2 Kings 25. 13. 2 Chr. 36. 18.

t 2 Chr. 36. 21. ch. 29. 10. & 32.5.

u Ezra 1. 7. & 7. 19.

a ch. 27.

Jeremiah counselleth submission.

15 For I have not sent them, saith the LORD, yet they prophesy a lie in my name; that I might drive you out, and that ye might perish, ye, and the prophets that prophesy unto you.

16 Also I spake to the priests and to all this people, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Hearken not to the words of your prophets that prophesy unto you, saying, Behold, p the vessels of the LORD's house shall now shortly be brought again from Babylon: for they prophesy a lie unto you.

17 Hearken not unto them; serve the king of Babylon, and live: wherefore should this city be laid waste?

18 But if they be prophets, and if the word of the LORD be with them, let them now make intercession to the LORD of hosts, that the vessels which are left in the house of the LORD, and in the house of the king of Judah, and at Jerusalem, go not to Babylon.

19 For thus saith the LORD of hosts a concerning the pillars, and concerning the sea, and concerning the bases, and concerning the resídue of the vessels that remain in this city

20 Which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took not, when he carried away r captive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah from Jerusalem to Babylon, and all the nobles of Judah and Jerusalem;

21 Yea, thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, concerning the vessels that remain in the house of the LORD, and in the house of the king of Judah and of Jerusalem;

22 They shall be carried to Babylon, and there shall they be until the day that I t visit them, saith the LORD; then u will I bring them up, and restore them to this place.

CHAPTER XXVIII.

1 Hananiah prophesieth falsely the return of the vessels, and of Jeconiah. 5 Jeremiah, wishing it to be true, sheweth that the event will declare who are true prophets. 10 Hananiah breaketh Jeremiah's yoke. 12 Jeremiah telleth of an iron yoke, 15 and foretelleth Hananiah's death.

cir. 596. AND a it came to pass the same year, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the fourth year, and in the fifth month, that Hananiah the son of Azur the prophet, which was of Gibeon, spake unto me in the house of the LORD, in the presence of the priests, and of all the people, sayinhus speaketh the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying, I have broken b the yoke of the king of Babylon.

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Hananiah's false prophecy.

4 And I will bring again to this place Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, with all the † cap

CHAPTER XXIX.

Before
CHRIST

cir. 596.

tives of Judah, that went into Ba-+ Heb. capbylon, saith the LORD; for I will tivity. break the yoke of the king of Babylon.

5 T Then the prophet Jeremiah said unto the prophet Hananiah in the presence of the priests, and in the presence of all the people that stood in the house of the LORD,

d 1 Kin. 1.

6 Even the prophet Jeremiah said, d Amen: the LORD do so: the LORD perform thy words which 36. thou hast prophesied, to bring again the vessels of the LORD's house, and all that is carried away captive, from Babylon into this place.

7 Nevertheless, hear thou now this word that I speak in thine ears, and in the ears of all the people;

8 The prophets that have been before me and before thee of old, prophesied both against many countries, and against great kingdoms, of war, and of evil, and of pestilence.

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11 And Hananiah spake in the presence of all the people, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Even so will I break the yoke of Nebuchadnez

zar king of Babylon g from the neck g ch. 27. 7. of all nations within the space of two full years. And the prophet Jeremiah went his way.

12 Then the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah the prophet, after that Hananiah the prophet had broken the yoke from off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah, saying Go and tell Hananiah, saying,

Thus saith the LORD; Thou hast broken the yokes of wood; but thou shalt make for them yokes of iron.

14 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; hI have h Deut. 28. put a yoke of iron upon the neck of 48. ch. 27. all these nations, that they may 4, 7. serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; and they shall serve him:

and I have given him the beasts of i ch. 27. 6. the field also.

15 Then said the prophet Jeremiah unto Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah; the LORD hath not sent thee; but k thou k ch. 29. 31. makest this people to trust in a Ezek. 13. 22.

lie.

Before CHRIST cir. 599.

a 2 Kin. 24. 12, &c. ch. 22. 26. & 28. 4.

Jeremiah s letter to the captives.

CHAPTER XXIX.

1 Jeremiah sendeth a letter to the captives in Babylon, to be quiet there, 8 and not to believe the dreams of their prophets, 10 And that they shall return with grace after seventy years. 15 Heforetelleth the destruction of the rest for their disobedience. 20 He sheweth the fearful end of Ahab and Zedekiah, two lying prophets. 24 Shemaiah writeth a letter against Jeremiah. 30 Jeremiah readeth his doom.

NOW these are the words of the

the letter that Jeremiah the prophet sent from Jerusalem unto the residue of the elders which were carried away captives, and to the priests, and to the prophets, and to all the people whom Nebuchadnezzar had carried away captive from Jerusalem to Babylon;

2 (After that a Jeconiah the king, and the queen, and the || eunuchs, the princes of Judah and Jerusalem, and the carpenters, and the Or, cham-smiths, were departed from Jerusa lem ;)

berlains.

b ver. 28.

3 By the hand of Elasah the son of Shaphan, and Gemariah the son of Hilkiah, (whom Zedekiah king of Judah sent unto Babylon to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon) saying,

4 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, unto all that are carried away captives, whom I have caused to be carried away from Jerusalem unto Babylon;

5 b Build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them;

6 Take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters; and take wives for your sons, and give your daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; that ye may be increased there, and not diminished.

7 And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be c Ezra 6. 10. carried away captives, and pray unto the LORD for it: for in the

1 Tim. 2. 2.

peace thereof shall ye have peace.

8 1 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, that be in the midst of you, d de &ceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which ye cause to be dreamed.

d ch. 14. 14.

& 23. 21.

27. 14, 15. Eph. 5. 6.

e ver. 31.

+ Heb. in a lie.

cir. 606. f 2 Chr. 36. 21, 22. Ezra 1. 1. ch. 25. 12. & 27. 22.

Dan. 9. 2.

+ Heb. end and expectation.

g Dan. 9. 3, &c.

16 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will cast thee from off the face of the earth: this year thou shalt die, because thou hast taught 1† rebellion against the 1 Deut. 13. 5. h Lev. 26.39, LORD.

17 So Hananiah the prophet died the same year in the seventh month.

ch. 29. 32.

↑ Heb. revolt. cir. 595.

40, &c. Deut 30. 1, &c. lich. 94. 7

9e For they prophesy † falsely unto you in my name: I have not sent them, saith the LORD.

10 For thus saith the LORD, That after fseventy years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.

11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an fexpected end.

12 Then shall ye g call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.

13 And hye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for Ime i with all your heart.

Shemaiah's letter and doom.

14 And I will be found of you, saith the LORD: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the LORD; and I will bring you again into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive.

15 Because ye have said, The LORD hath raised us up prophets in Babylon;

16 Know that thus saith the LORD of the king that sitteth upon the throne of David, and of all the people that dwelleth in this city, and of your brethren that are not gone forth with you into captivity;

17 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will send upon them the

JEREMIAH.

Before CHRIST

Before

CHRIST

cir. 606.

x ch. 20. 1.

cir. 606.

k Deut. 4. 7. Ps. 32. 6. & 46. 1. Is. 55.

y 2 Kin. 9.

24.

6.

ch. 23. 3, 8.

& 30. 3. & 32. 37.

m sword, the famine, and the pes-m ch. 24. 10. tilence, and will make them like

n vile figs, that cannot be eaten, n ch. 24. 8. they are so evil.

18 And I will persecute them with the sword, with the famine, and with the pestilence, and o will deliver them to be removed to all the kingdoms of the earth, t to be Pa curse, and an astonishment, and an hissing, and a reproach, among all the nations whither I have driven them :

o Deut. 28. 25. 2 Chr. 29. 8. ch. 15. 4. & 24. 9. &

34. 17.

t Heb. for a

curse.

p ch. 26. 6.

19 Because they have not heark-ch. 42. 18. ened to my words, saith the LORD, which I sent unto them by my q ch. 25. 4. servants the prophets, rising up & 32. 33. early and sending them; but ye would not hear, saith the LORD.

20 Hear ye therefore the word of the LORD, all ye of the captivity, whom I have sent from Jerusalem to Babylon:

21 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, of Ahab the son of Kolaiah, and of Zedekiah the son of Maaseiah, which prophesy a lie unto you in my name; Behold, I will deliver them into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon; and he shall slay them before your eyes;

s Dan. 3. 6.

22 r And of them shall be taken r See Gen. up a curse by all the captivity of 48. 20. Is. 65. Judah which are in Babylon, say-15. ing, The LORD make thee like Zedekiah and like Ahab, whom the king of Babylon roasted in the fire; 23 Because t they have committed t ch. 23. 14. villany in Israel, and have committed adultery with their neighbours' wives, and have spoken lying words in my name, which I have not commanded them; even I know, and am a witness, saith the LORD.

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11. Acts 26.

z ch. 20. 2.

a ver. 5.

The return of the Jews foreshewn.

26 The LORD hath made thee

priest in the stead of Jehoiada the priest, that ye should be x officers in the house of the LORD, for every man that is y mad, and maketh himself a prophet, that thou shouldest z put him in prison, and in the stocks.

27 Now therefore why hast thou not reproved Jeremiah of Ana thoth, which maketh himself a prophet to you?

28 For therefore he sent unto us in Babylon, saying, This captivity is long: a build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them.

29 And Zephaniah the priest read this letter in the ears of Jeremiah the prophet.

30 Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah, saying,

31 Send to all them of the captivity, saying, Thus saith the LORD concerning Shemaiah the Nehelamite; Because that Shemaiah b ch. 28. 15. hath prophesied unto you, band I sent him not, and he caused you to trust in a lie:

32 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite, and his seed: he shall not have a man to dwell among this people; neither shall he behold the good that I will do for my people, saith the LORD; c because he hath taught † rebellion Heb.revolt. against the LORD.

c ch. 28. 16.

a ver. 18. ch. 32. 44. Ezek. 39. 25. Amos 9. 14, 15.

b ch. 16. 15.

Or, there is fear, and not peace. t Heb. a male.

c ch. 4. 31. & 6. 24.

d Joel 2. 11, 31. Amos 5. 18. Zeph. 1. 14, &c.

e Dan. 12. 1.

CHAPTER XXX.

1 God sheweth Jeremiah the return of the Jews. 4 After their trouble they shall have deliverance. 10 He comforteth Jacob. 18 Their return shall be gracious. 20 Wrath shall fall on the wicked.

THE word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,

2 Thus speaketh the LORD God of Israel, saying, Write thee all tho words that I have spoken unto thee in a book.

3 For lo, the days come, saith the LORD, that a I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith the LORD: band I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.

4 T And these are the words that the LORD spake concerning Israel, and concerning Judah.

5 For thus saith the LORD; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace.

6 Ask ye now, and see whether ta man doth travail with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, c as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness?

7 d Alas! for that day is great, e so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.

8 For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds,

Jacob is comforted.

and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him:

9 But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will g raise up unto them. 10 Therefore h fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the LORD; neither be dismayed, O Israel for lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed i from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid.

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11 For I am with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee: though Ik Amos 9. 8. make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee min measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.

12 For thus saith the LORD, n Thy bruise is incurable, and thy wound is grievous.

m Ps. 6. 1. Is. 27. 8. ch. 10. 24. & 46. 28.

2 Chr. 36. 16. ch. 15.

18.

13 There is none to plead thy cause, that thou mayest be bound + Heb. for + up: thou hast no healing medi-binding up, or, pressing. o ch. 8. 22.

cines.

14 P All thy lovers have forgotten p Lam. 1. 2. thee; they seek thee not; for I have wounded thee with the wound q of an enemy, with the chastise-q Job 13. 24. ment of a cruel one, for the mul- & 16. 9. & titude of thine iniquity; because thy sins were increased.

19. 11.

r Job 30. 21. s ch. 5. 6.

15 Why t criest thou for thine t ch. 15. 18. affliction thy sorrow is incurable for the multitude of thine iniquity: because thy sins were increased, I have done these things unto thee.

16 Therefore all they that devour thee shall be devoured; and all u Ex. 23. 22. thine adversaries, every one of them Is. 33. 1. & shall go into captivity; and they 41. 11. ch. that spoil thee shall be a spoil, and all that prey upon thee will I give

for a prey.

10. 25.

17 * For I will restore health un-x ch. 33. 6. to thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.

18 Thus saith the LORD; Behold, y I will bring again the cap-y ver. 3. ch. tivity of Jacob's tents, and z have 33. 7, 11. mercy on his dwelling-places; and z Ps. 102. 13.| the city shall be builded upon her own | heap, and the palace shall re- Or, little main after the manner thereof.

hill.

19 And a out of them shall pro-a Is. 35. 10. ceed thanksgiving and the voice of & 51. 11. them that make merry: b and I will ch. 31. 4, 12, multiply them, and they shall not be 13. & 33. 10, few; I will also glorify them, and b Zech. 10. they shall not be small.

11.

8.

20 Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their congrega-c Is. 1. 26. tion shall be established before me, and I will punish all that oppress them.

21 And their nobles shall be of themselves, d and their governor d Gen. 49. shall proceed from the midst of 10. them; and I will e cause him toe Num. 16. raw near, and he shall approach 5.

The restoration of Israel. unto me: for who is this that engaged his heart to approach unto me? saith the LORD.

22 And ye shall be fmy people, and I will be your God.

23 Behold, the g whirlwind of the LORD goeth forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind: it shall fall with pain upon the head of

20. & 25. 32.the wicked. + Heb. cut

ting. Or, remain.

24 The fierce anger of the LORD shall not return, until he have done it, and until he have performed the h Gen. 49. 1. intents of his heart: h in the latter days ye shall consider it.

b ch. 30. 22.

CHAPTER XXXI.

1 The restoration of Israel. 10 The publication thereof. 15 Rachel mourning is comforted. 18 Ephraim repenting is brought home again. 22 Christ is promised. 27 His care over the church. 31 His new covenant. 35 The stability, 38 and amplitude of the church.

a ch. 30. 24. AT a the same time, saith the LORD, b will I be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people.

c Num. 10. 33. Deut. 1. 33. Ps. 95. 11. Is. 63. 14.

Heb. from afar.

d Mal. 1. 2. Je Rom. 11. 28, 29.

Or, have I extended lovingkindness unto thee.

Hos. 11. 4. g ch. 33. 7. Ex. 15. 20. Judg. 11. 34. Ps. 149. 3. Or, timbrels.

i Is. 65. 21. Amos 9. 14. + Heb. profane them. Deut. 20. 6. & 28. 30.

k Is. 2. 3.
Mic. 4. 2.

2 Thus saith the LORD, The people which were left of the sword found grace in the wilderness; even Israel, when I went to cause him to rest.

3 The LORD hath appeared † of old unto me, saying, Yea, dI have loved thee with e an everlasting love: therefore with loving-kindness have I f drawn thee.

4 Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be adorned with thy htabrets, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry.

5i Thou shalt yet plant vines upon the mountains of Samaria: the planters shall plant, and shall † teat them as common things.

6 For there shall be a day, that the watchmen upon the mount Ephraim shall k Arise ye, and cry, let us go up to Zion unto the LORD our God.

7 For thus saith the LORD; 1 Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the na1 Is. 12. 5, 6. tions: publish ye, praise ye, and say, O LORD, save thy people, the remnant of Israel.

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9 They shall come with weep ing, and with || supplications will I lead them; I will cause them to walk p by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my q first born.

10 T Hear the word of the LORD, r Is. 40. 11. O ye nations, and declare it in the Ezek. 34. 12, isles afar off, and say, He that 13, 14. scattered Israel r will gather him,

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