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}. that tremble at his word; Your rethren that hated you, that cast #. out for my name's sake, said, hall to: glorified: but, he snail appear to your Joy, and they shall be ashamed. A voice of noise from the city a voice from the temple, avoice of the LoRp that rendereth recompence to his enemies. . Before , she, travailed, she brought forth; , before, her pain came, she was delivered of a man

child. 8 Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day 4 or shall a born at once 3 for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children. 9 Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth 4 inità the LoRD; shall I cause to bring, forth,

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19 Rejoice ye, with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that love her: rejoice for joy with her, all ye that mourn for her:

11 That ye may, suck, and be satisfied, with the breasts of her consolations; that, ye, may milk out, and be delighted with the abundance of her glory.

12 For thus saith the LoRD, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream; then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne

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d eating swine's flesh, and the abo- f the men shall look upon the carcasses o #: shall be an abhorring all ill.

mination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the

ORD. 18 For I know their works and their thoughts; it shall come, that will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and

see my glory.

19 o I will, set a sign among them, and I will send, those that *Fo of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off. that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the Genlies. 20 And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto the LoRD, out, of all nations, upon horses, and in chariots, and in itters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, saith the LoRD, as the children of Israel bring an offerin in a clean vessel into the house o

e Lord. 21 And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, saith

e Lord.

22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, whic will make, shall remain before me, saith the LoRD, so shall your seed and your name remain.

23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new-moon, to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the


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Jeremiah's calling

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‘I The Book of the Prophet JEREMIAH.

.Jeremiah's tng, &c. H E words of Jeremiah, the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin: 2 To whom the word of the LoRD came in the days, of Josiah the son of Amon o of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign: 3. It came also in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, unto the end of the eleventh ear of Zedekiah the son of Josiah ū; of Judah, unto the carrying away of Jerusalem captive in the fifth month. 4 Then the word of the LoRD came unto me, saying, b 5 Before I formed thee in the eily

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confound thee before them. 18 For behold, I have made thee this day a defenced city, and an iron pillar, and brazen walls against the, whole land, against the kings of Judah, against the princestho of against the priests,thereof, and against the Fo of the land. 19 And they shall fight against thee; but they shall not prevail against thee; for I am with #: saith the Lord, to deliver ce.

CHAP. ii. God expostulateth with Israel. OREOWER the word of the LoRD, came to me, saying, 2 Go, and cry in the ears ###!. salem, saying, Thus saith the LoRD ; I. remember thee, the kindness of thy youth, the love of thine espousals, when thou wentest after me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown. 3 Israel was holiness unto the LoRD, and the first-fruits of his increase: all that devour him shall offend; evil shall come upon them, saith the LoRD. 4 Hear ye the word of the Lord, O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel: | Thus saith the Lord, What iniquity have your fathers found in me; that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?

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6 Neither said they, Where is the LoRD that broug


Pie reproveth the of the land of Egypt, that led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and of pits, through a land of drought, and of the shadow of d no man passed through, and where no man dwelt 3 -

7 And I brought you into a plen

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of a e goodness ther ut when ye entered, ye defiled my land, and made my heritage an aboolination. - 8 The priests said not, Where is the LoRD ! and they that handle the law knew me not: the pastors also trangressed against met, and the prophets prophesied by Baai, and walked after things that do not o 9 * Wherefore I will yet plead with you, saith the LQRD, and wi #. children's children will I plead. 10 For pass over the isles of Chittim, and see; and send unto Kedar, and consider diligently, and see if there be such athing. 11 Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods?...but my people have changed, their glory for that which doth not

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idolatry of the Jews

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er. 25 Withhold thy foot from being unshod, and thy throat from thirst: but thou i. There is no hope; no ; for I have loved strangers, and after them will I go. 25 As the thief is ashamed when he is found, so is the house of Israel ashamed; they, their kings their princes, and their priests, and their go.". 27 Saying to a stock, Thou art my father; and to a stone, Thou hast brought me forth : for they have turned their back, unto me, and not their face: but in the time of their trouble they will say, Arise, and save us. § But where are thy gods that thou hast made thee?, let them arise, if they can, save thee in the time of thy trouble: for according to the number of thy cities are thy gods, Q.Judah. . 29'Wherefore will ye plead with me? ye all have transgressed against me, saith the LoRp. 30. In vain have. I smitten your children; they received no correction: your ownsword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying

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God's gracious invitation JEREMIAH,

33 Why trimmest thou thy way to seek love?, therefore, hast thou also taught the wicked ones thy

ways. - - 34 Also in thy skirts is found the blood of the souls of the poor innocents: I have not found it by secret search, but upon all these. 35 Yet thousayest, Because I am innocent, surely his anger shall turn from me. Behold, will plead with thee, because thou sayest, I have not sinned. 36 Why gaddest thou about so much to change thy way? thou also shalt be ashamed of Egypt, as thou wast ashamed of Assy


37 Yea, thou shalt go forth from him, and thy hands upon thy he for the LoRD hath rejected thy confidences, and thou shalt not prosper in them.


God’s great_Mercy to Judah.

TÉ. say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him and become another man's, shal he return unto her again 3 shall not that land be greatly polluted? but thou hast played the harlot with many, lovers; yet return again to me, saith the LoftD. Lift up thine eyes unto the high

places, and see where thou hast not been lain with. In the ways hast thou sat for them, as the Arabian in the wilderness; and thou hast polluted the land, with, th whoredoms, and with thy wicked

ness. 3 Therefore the showers have been withholden, and, there hath been no latter rain; and thou hadst a whore's forehead, thou refusedst to be ashamed. - -4 Wilt thou not from this time cry unto me, My father, thou art the § of my youth 3 5 Will, he reserve his anger for ever? will he keep it to the end ? Behold, thou hast spoken and done evil things as thou couldest. | The LQRD said also unto me in the days of Josiah the king, Hast thou seen that which backsliding Israel hath done? she is gone up upon every high mountain, and under § green tree, and there hath played the harlot. 7And I said after she had done all these things, Turn thou unto me... But she returned not. And her treacherous sister Judah saw it. 8 And I saw, when for aii the causes § backsliding Israel committed adultery, I had put her

to Israel and Judah

Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.

And it came to, pass through the lightness of her whoredom, that she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones and with

10 And yet for all this, her treach-
erous sister Judah hath not turned
unto me with her whole heart,
but, feignedly, saith the LoftD
11 And the LoRD said unto me,
The backsliding Israel hath justifi-
ed herself more than treacherous
Judah. -
12 is Go and proclaim these
words toward the north, and say,
Return, thou backsliding Israel,
saith the LoRD; and I will not

ad: gauge mine anger to fall upon you:

for I am merciful, saith the LoRP, and I v not keep anger for

ever. 13 Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast against the LoRD thy God, and hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every green tree, and #: have not obeyed my voice, saith

nd I will, give you pastors according to my heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding. 16 And it shall.come to pass, when ye be - creased in the land, in those days, saith the LoBD, they shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of the LoR.D.: neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they remember it; neither shall they, visit it; neither shall that be done any

more. 17 At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LoRD; and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the Lostd, to Jerusalem: neither shall they walk any more imagination of their evil heart. 18 In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the |...} of the north to land that I have given for an inheritance unto, your fathers: 19 But I said, How shall I put thee among the children, and give ee a pleasant land, a good * of the hosts of nations? and I said, Thou shalt call me, My father; and shalt not turn away

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rs. 25 We lie down in our shame, ands our, confusion covereth us : or we have sinned against the RD our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even unto this day, and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God. Chap. IV. Horael, &c. called to Repentance. I. thou wilt return, O Israel, saith I the LoRD, return unto me; and if thou wilt put away thine abominations out of my sight, then shalt Ou not remove. 2 And thou shalt swear, The LoRD liveth, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless, themselves in him, and in him shall they glory: 3 T For thus saith the LoRD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.

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LORD, and take away the foreskins of your, heart, ye men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem; lest my rury come 10 like fire, an burn that none can quench it,

use of the evil of your do

rings. § Declare ye in Judah, andÉ. lish in Jerusalem; and say, Blow ye the trumpet in the land: cry, Gather together, and say, Assemble yourselves, and let us go into the defenced cities. 6 Set up the standard toward Zion: retire, stay not. for ing evil from the north, and a great,destruction. - 7 The lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the


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will of the trumpet,

called to repentance

Gentiles is on his way; he is gone forth from his place to make th

land desolate; and thy cities shas. be laid waste, without an inhabi

tant. 8 For this gird you with sackcloth, lament and howl: for the fierce anger of the Lord is not urned back from us. 9. And it shall come to pass at that o: saith the LORD, that the heart of the king shall perish, and the heart of the princes; and the priests shall be astonished, and the Pofi. shall wonder. 10. Then said I, Ah, Lord GoD ! surely thou hast greatly deceived this people, and Jerusalem, saying, Ye shall have o: whereas the sword reacheth unto the

soul. 11 At that time shall it be said to this people and, to, Jerusalem, dry wind of the high places, in the wilderness toward the daughter of my people, not to fan, nor to cleanse, 12 Even a full wind from those places shall come unto me: now also w give sentence against

in. 13 Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots shil be as a whirlwindo his horses are swifter than eagles. Wo unto us: for we are spoiled. 14 O Jerusalem, wash, thy heart from wickedness, that thou mayest saved. ow long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee 3 15 For a voice declareth from Dan, and publisheth affliction from mount Ephraim. .. 16 Make ye mention to the nations; behold, publish against Jerusalem, that watchers come from a far country, and give out, their voice against the cities of Ju

an. 17. As keepers of a field, are they o: her round, about; because she hath been rebellious against

i8 o way and thy doings have procured these things unto thee; this is thy wickedness, because it is bitter, because it reacheth unto

y heart. 19 "I My bowels, my bowels: I am pained at my very heart; my heart maketh a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because thou hast heard, O my soul, the sound the alarm of War.

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