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CHAP. xxi.

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hath not called thy name Pashur, ut Magor-missabib. 4 For thus saith the LoRD, Behold, I will make thee a terror to thyself, and to all thy friends: and they shall fall by the sword of their enemies, and thine eyes shall behold, it : and I will give all Judah into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall carry them captive into Babylon, an slay them with the

sword. 5 Moreover I will deliver all the strength of this city, and all the labours thereof, and all the precious things thereof, and all the treasures of the kings of Judah will I give into the hand of their enemies, which shall spoil them, Babyl em, and carry them to aby.

on. 6 And thou, Pashur, and all that dwell in thy house hail go into captivity: and thou shalt come, to Babylon, and there thou shalt die and shalt be buried there, thou, and all thy friends, to whom thou hast prophesied lies. 7 || O, LoRD, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived: thou art stronger than I, and hast prevailed: I am in derision daily, every one mocketh me. 8 For since I spake, I cried out, I cried violence and spoil; because the word of the LoRD was made a reproach unto me, and a derision,

*}; 9 Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in my heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not staff. 10 T For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report saw they, and we will report it. Ail my familiars watched for my halting, saving, Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on nim. 11.But the Lord is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail; they shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not, prosper : , their everlasting confusion shall never be forgot

en. 12. But, O, Lord of hosts, that triest the righteous, and seest the reins and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on them: for unto thee have I opened my cause. 13 ini. the Lord, praise ye the RD: for he hath de

Jeremiah's complaint. livered the soul of the the hand of evil-doers. poor from 14 " 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, say: ing. A man-child is born unto thee; making him very glad. .16 And let that man be as the cities which, the Lorp overthrew, and repented not; and let him hear the cry in the morning, and the shouting at noon-tide; Because he slew me not from the womb ; or that my mother might have in my grave, and her womb to be always great with

7776. 18. Wherefore came I forth out of the womb to see labour and Sorrow, that my days should consumed with shame? CHAP. XXI. The Siege of Jerusalem foretold. H.E. word which came unto Jeremiah from the Lord, when king Zedekiah sent unto him Pashur, the son of Melchiah, and Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah the priest, saying, 2 Inquire, I pray thee, of the Lolid for us; for Nebuchadrezzar ing of Babylon maketh war against us; if so be that the LoRR will deal with us according to all his wondrous works, that he may go #. us. 3TThen said Jeremiah unto them, Thus shall ye say to Zedekiah: 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 be: jo you without the walls, and I will assemble them into the midst of this city. - 5 And I myself will fight against you with an out-stretched hand and with a strong arm, even in anger, and in fury, and in great

wrath. - - 6 And I will smite the inhabi; tants of this, city, both man and beast: they shall die of a great pestilence. 7 And afterward, saith the LoRD, I will deliver. Žedekiah of of Judah, and his servants, and the people, and such as are left in this city from the pestilence, from the sword, and from the famine, into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon, and into o their enemies, and into the ha

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Exhortation to repentance. JEREMIAH,

of the sword; he shall not spare them, neither have pity, nor have

mercy. 8 *And unto this, people thou shalt say, Thus saith the LoRD ; Boholā, "t set before you the way of life, and the way, of death. . He that abideth 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 shall live, and his life shall be unto him for a prey. 10 For 1 have set my face against this city for evil, and not for good, saith the LQRd. it shall be É. into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall burn it with

re. 11 T 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, in 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. - # hold, I am against thee, O inhabitant of the valley, and rock of the plain, saith the LoRD; which say Wo. shall come down against of or who haifentor into our ha: bitations? . 14 But I will punish you according, to the fruit of #of doings, sash the Loop; and swill kindle a fire in the forest thereof, and it shall devour all things round about l

. CHAP. XXII. ... Jeremiah exhorteth to Righteousness. HUS, saith, the LQRD; , Go down to the house of the king of Judah, and speak there this

word, 2 And say, 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 Loop; Execute ye, judgment and ... righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor; and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, northe, widow, o: shed innocent blood in this place, 4. For if ye do this, thing indeed, then shall there enter in by the gates of this house kings sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots : on horses, he, ji. servants, and his people.

Judgment of Shallum,

5 But if ye will not hear these words, I swear by myself, saith the LoRD, that this house shall become a desolation. . 6 For thus saith the Lorn, unto the king's house of Judah; Thou art Gilead unto me, and the head of Lebanon: yet surely 1 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 thy choice cedars, and cast them into the fire. 8. And many nations shall pass by this city, and they shall say every man to his neighbour, Wherefore hath the Lord done thus unto great city ? 9 Then they shall answer, Because they have forsaken the cove: nant, of the Lord their God, and worshipped other gods, and served

enn. 10 is Weep ye not for the dead, neither bemoan -him; but weep sore, for him that goeth away: for he shall return no more, nor see his native country. . 1, For, thus saith the Lorp o Shallum the son of Josiah king, of Judah, which reigned instead of joinh his father," which went forth out of this place; He shall not return thither any more: 12, But he shall die in the place whither they have him captive, and shall see this land no more. .13 || Wo unto him that buildeth his house by unrig and his chambers by wrong; that useth his neighbour's service without wages, and giveth him not for his

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im? 16 He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then, it was well with him.: was not this to know me 3 saith the Lord. 17 But thine eyes and thy heart are not but for thy covetousness; and for to shed innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to

do it.
18 Therefore thus saith the Lord

concerning Jehoiakim the son of

Josiah king of Judah; They shall

not lament, for him, saying, Ah my brother: or, Ah sister: they

Jehoiakim, and Coniah.

shall not lament for him, saving, Ah lord : or, Ah his glory ! . 19 He shall be buried with the burial of an ass, drawn and cast forth beyond the gates of Jerusalem. 20 is Go up, to Lebanon, and cry; and lift up thy voice in Bashan and cry from the passages: for aii tly lovers are destroyed. ! I spake unto thee in thy proso but thou saidst, I will not ear. This hath been thy manner from thy youth, that thou obeyedst not my voice. 22 The wind shall eat up all thy pastors, and thy lovers . shall go aptivity: surely then shalt thou 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, the pain as of a woman in travail! 24.7s. I live, saith the LoRD, though Comiah the son of Jehoiakim King of jūdāh were the signet .. my right hand, yet would I pluck thee thence; 25, And I will give thee into the hand of them that seek thy life, and into the hand * whose ace, th9u, fearest, even into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of

Babylon, and into the hand of the Îl

aldeans. . 26 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. But to the land, whereunto they desire to return, thither shall

*g not return. - Is this man Coniah a despised broken idol 3 is he a vessel wherein

is no pleasure ? wherefore are they |o

cast out, he and his seed, and are ;', into a land which they know

oto 29 O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the flood. 30 Thus saith, the Lord, Write ye this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for no man of his seed shall, prosper, jo 1. the loavid and ruling any more in Judah. CHAP. XXIII. . Christ, the Branch, promised. be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture saith the Lorp. 2 #. thus saith the Lord God of Israel against the pastors that feed my Fo Ye have scattered my flock, and driven

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e Lord. 3 And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither. I have driven, them, and will bring, them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase. . And I will set o shepherds over them, which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the LoRD. 5 i Hehold, the days come, saith the LoRD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a # shall reign, and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. 6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE D OUR RIGHTECŞüšNišs. 7 Therefore, behold, the days come," saith theij, that they shall no more o The LoRD liveth, which o t up the children offsrael out of the land of Egypt; But, the LoRD liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of north country, and from all countries whither, I had, driven them; and they shall dwell in their own

angl. 9 || My heart within me is broken because of the prophets; all my ones shake; I am like a drunken man, and like a man whom wine hath overcome, because of the LoRD, and because of the words of his holiness. 10 For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing the land mourneth ; the pleasant place; the wilderness are dried up, and their course is evil, and their force is not right. 11 For both prophet and priest are profane; yea, , in m ouse 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 9n, and fall therein: for I will bring. evil upon them, even the year of their visitation, saith the Lorp. And I have seen folly in the o; of Samaria; they prophesied in Baal, and caused my people Israel to err. 14 I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem ,a, horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies; they strengthen also the hands of evil-doers, that, none doth return from his Woolness

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you. 18 For who hath stood in the counsel of the and hath perceived and heard his word 3 who hath marked his word, and heard it 3 - - 19 Behold, a whirlwind of the ord is gone forth in fury, even a grievous "whirlwindo it shall faii joly upon the head of the wicked. 20 The anger of the LoRD shall oft"; until he have executed, an thoughts of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it perfectly. 21. I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran i I have, not spoken to them, yet they prophesied. 22 But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from §§ o, way, and from the evil of their doings. 23.4m. I a God at hand, saith the LoRD, and not a God afar off? % Can any hide himselfin secret places that "I shall not see him 3 saith the LoRd. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the Lord. 25 I have heard what, the prophets said, that Fo lies in m name, saying have dreamed, 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; high think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they tell, eyery man to his neighbour, as their fathers

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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 3 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 3 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. qm against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the LoRD, and do tell m, and cause my people to , err by théir lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor comma them : ... therefore they, shall not rofit this people at all, saith the

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33 is And when this people, or the prophet, q1...a priest, shall ask thee, saying, What is the burden of the LoRD3 th9u shalt then say unto them, What burden? I will even forsake you, saith the Lord.

34 And as for the prophet, and the priest, and the people, that shall say, The burden of the Lord I. will even punish that man and

is house. 35. Thus, shall ye say every one to his neighbour, and every one to his brother, What hath the Lord answered? and, What hath the LoRD spoken? 36, And the burden of the Loop shall ye mention, no more: for every man's word shall be his burden; for ye have perverted the words of the o God, of the LoRD of hosts our God. 37 Thus shalt thou say to the prophet, What hath the LoRd an swered thee? and, What hath the LQRn spoken 3 38 Bit 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 will utterly forget you, and I will forsake you, and the city that I gave you and your fathers, and cast you, out of my presence: } And I will bring an everlasting reproach upon *T. o

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Judah’s restoration, &c. CHAP. XXV. Babylonish captivity foretold.

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hold, two baskets of figs were set before the temple of the Lord, after that, Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon had carried away captive 3 econiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, , and the princes of udah, with the carpenters and smiths, from Jerusalem, and had bigo; them to Babylon. 2 Qne basket had very good figs, cven like the figs that are first ripe: and the other basket had very naughty figs, which could not be eaten, they were so bad. 3. Then said the Lorp unto me what esothoujeremiah? and f said, Figs; the good figs, ver ooã ; and the evil, very evil, t § cannot be eaten, they are so evil. 4T Again the word of the Lord camounto me, saying, 5 Thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel; Like these good figs, so will I acknowledge them that are carried, away captive 9f Judah, whom I have sent out of this place

into the land of the Chaldeans for the

tr good. . 6 For I will set mine eyes upon them for good, and I will brin them again to this land; and swi build them, and not, pull them down; and I will plant them, and not pluck them up. 7. And I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the Lord; and they shal my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole

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8 || And as the evil figs, which cannot be eaten, they are so evil; surely thus saith the LoRD, So will fioedekiah the King of Judah and his princes, and the residue Q Jerusalem, that remain in this land and them that dwell in the land o

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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 thor;

Ap. xxv. The Babylonish Captivity foreHE word that came to Jere

of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, that was the first ear of Nebuchadrezzar king of

o ; . . 2 The which Jeremiah the pro 3. spake unto, all the people of udah, and to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, .3 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';... bui ye have not hearkened, nor inclined your earto hear. 5 They said, Turn ye again now every one from his evil way, and from, the evil of your doings, and dwell in the land that Rio hath given unto you and to your fathers for ever and evor: And go not after other gods to serve them, and to worship them, and provoke me not to anger with e, works of your hands; and I will do you no hurt. et ye have not hearkened unto me, saith the Lord; that ye might provoke me to anger with the works of your hands to your own hurt. 8 Ts Therefore thus saith the LoRD of hosts; Because ye have not heard my words, 9 Behold, I will send,and take all the families of the north, saith the LoRD, and Nebuchadrezzar o king of Babylon, my servant, an will bring them, against this land and against the inhabitants thereo and against all these nations round about, and will, utterly destroy them, and make them an astonish ment, and a hissing, and perpetual desolations. 10 Moreover I will, take fram them the voice of mirth, and the yoice of gladness, the voice of the ridegroom, and the voice, of the ride, 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 king of o seventy years. 12 And it shall come to pass, when seventy Fo are accomlished, that will o the o of Babylon, and that nation, saith the LORD, for their iniquity and the land of the Chaldeans, an

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