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Jeremiah's complaint. LAMENTATIONS,

tainly this is the day that we looked for; we have found, we have seen

it. 17 The Lond hath done that which he had devised;, he hath fulfilled his word that he had commanded in the days of old: he hath thrown, down, and hath, not pitied: and he hath caused thine enemy to rejoice over thee, he hath set up the horn of thine adversa

ries. 18 Their heart cried unto the LoRD, Q wall of the daughter of Zion, Let tears run down, like a river day, and night: give thyself no rest; let not the apple of thine eye cease. - 19 Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches pour out thy heart like water before the face of the Lorp : lift u thy hands toward, him for the life of thy young children, that faint for hunger in the top of every street. .20 "I Behold, O Lord, and consider to whom thou hast done this: Shall the women eat their fruit; and children of a span long 4 hail the priest and the prophet be slain in the sanctuary of the LQRD 3, .. 21 The young and the old lie on the ground in the streets; my virso and my young men are fallen by the sword; thou hast slain them in the day of thine anger; thou hast killed, and not, pitied. 22 Thou hast called as in a solemn day my terrors round, about, so that in the day of the LoRD's anger none escaped or remained: that I have swaddled and brought up, hath mine enemy consu

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9 He hath enclosed my ways with hewn stone, - he hath made my paths crooked. 10 He was unto me as a bear lying in wait, and as a lion in secret places.

1 e hath turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces: he hath made me desolate. 12 He hath bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow. .13 He hath caused the arrows of his quiver to enter into my reins. I was a derision to all my people; and their song all the

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RD : 19 Remembering, mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall. -- 20 My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in

me. 21 This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning:

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great is thy faithfulness 24 The LoRD is my portion saith § soul; therefore" will i hop; in him. . The LoRD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that

seeketh him. 25 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LoRd. It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth; .28 He sitteth alone, and keepeth silence, because he ha rne it upon him. 29 He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope. 30 He giyeth his cheek, to him that smiteth : he is filled full with reproach. 31 For the LoRD will not cast off for ever: 32 But though he cause grief yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercles. - - 33 For he doth not afflict wil

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lingly, nor grieve the children of men.

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or D. 41, Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens. e have transgressed and have rebelled : thou hast not par

doned. 43 Thou hast covered with anger, and persecuted us: thou hast slain, thou hast not pitied. 44' Thou hast covered thyself with a cloud, that our prayer should not }. through. 45 Thou hast made us as the off. scouring and refuse in the midst of the }}}''. 45 All our enemies have opened their mouths against us. . 47 Fear and a snare is come upon us, desolation and destruction. 48 Mine eye runneth down with rivers of water for the destruction of the daughter of my people. 49 Mine eye trickleth down, and ceaseth not, without any intermis

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CHAP.

IV. and Zion's wretched condition.

geance and all their imaginations against me. 61 Thou hast heard their reproach, O Lord, and all their imaginations against me; : The lips of those that rose up against me, and their device against me all the day., . 63 Behold their sitting down, and . their rising up ; I am their Inuslø. 64 is Render unto them a recompense, O Lord, according to theyork of their hands. 65 Give them sorrow of heart, y curse unto them. - Persecute and destroy them in anger from under the heavens of the LoRD.

- CHAP. IV. 2ion's pitiful State bewailed. OW is the gold become dim : how is the most fine gold changed: the stones of the sanctua: ry are poured out in the top of every street. . 2 The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, how are they esteemed as carthen pitchers, owork of the hands of the poter : 3 Even the sea-monsters draw out the breast, they give suck to their young ones: the daughter of my people is become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness. 4.The to: of the sucking child, cleaveth to the roof of his mouth for thirst: the young children ask bread, and no man breaketh it unto them. 5 They that did feed delicately are desolate in the streets: they that were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills: - ; For the punishment of the iniquity of the daughter of my people is greater than the punishment of the sin of Sodom, that was overthrown as in a moment, and no hands stayed on her. Her Nazarites were purer than snow, they were whiter than milk, they were more ruddy in body than o their polishing was of sapphlro. . . 8.Their visage is blacker than a coal; they are not known in, the streets: their skin cleaveth to their bones; it is withered, it is become like a stick. - 9. They that be slain with the sword are better than they that be slain with hunger: for these pino à."#. stricken through for want of the fruits of the field. --6. The hands of the pitiful women have sodden their own

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Zuon's misery.

the destruction of the daughter of my people. 11. The Lord hath accomplished - poured out his fierce anger, and hath kindled a fire in Zion, and it hath devoured the foundations thereof. The kings of the earth, and all the inhabitants of the , world, would not have believed that the adversary and the enemy should have entered into the gates of Je

rusalem. 13 || For the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her, 14 T have wandered as blind inen, in the streets, they have polluted themselves with blood, so that men could not touch their garments. . 15 They cried unto them, Depart ye; it is unclean; depart, depart, touch not; when they fled away and wandered, they said among the heathen, They shall no more sojourn there. 16 The anger of the LoRD hath divided them; he will no more regard them: they respected not the persons of the priests, they favoured not the elders. 17 As for us, our eyes as yet failed for our vain help; in, our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save us. They hunt our steps, that we cannot go in our streets: our end is near, our days are fulfilled; for our end is come. 19 Our persecutors are swifter than the eagles of the heaven: they pursued us upon the mountains, they laid wait for us in the wilderness. 20 The breath of our nostrils, the anointed of the LoRD, was taken in , their pits, of whom we said, Under, his shadow we shall live among the heathen. Rejoice , and be glad, O daughter of Edom, that dwellest in the land of Uz; the cup also shall pass through unto thee: thou shalt be drunken, and shalt make tool, 2 is The punishment of thine

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LAMENTATIONS.

Joser complain:

CHAP. V.
Zion's Complaint to God.
EMEMBER, O LoftD, what is

come upon us: consider, and behold our reproach. . 2 Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens. e are orphans and fatherless our mothers are as widows. We have drunken our water for money; our wood is sold unto

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Ing. §§ The crown is fallen from our head: wo unto us, that we have sinned! ... 17 For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are dim. 18 Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk H. it. 19 Thou, O Lorp, remainest for ever; thy, throne from generation to generation. 20 Wherefore dost thou forget us o, ever, and forsake us so long time T 21 Turn thou us unto thee, 0 LoRD, and we shall be onjo new our days as of old.

of Edom; he will discover thy sins.

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22 But thou hast utterly rejected us; thou art very wroth against us

T The Book of the

- - CHAP. I. Posion of the Cherubims, &c,. QVV it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the river of Chebar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of

001. 2. In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's jo; 3. The word of the Lond came expressly, unto. Ezekiel, the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the aldeans by the river Chebar; and the hand of th there upon him. 4.T. And I looked, and behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, , and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire. 5 Also out of the midst thereof

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came the likeness of four living ||

creatures. And this was their ap: pearance; they had the likeness of

a man. 6. And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings. 7. And, their feet, were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf's foot; and theyo ike the colour ofbur. mished brass. 8 And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings. - 9 Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward. .. As for the likeness of their faces, they four, had the face of a man and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; . four also had the face of an eagle.

gie *f; Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward; two trings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies. And they went, every one straight forward; whither the spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went: . . 13 Asfor the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps; it went up and down among the living

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wneel. 17. When they went, they went upon their four sides; and they turned not when they went. 18 As for their rings, they were so high. that they were dreadful; and their rings were full of eyes round about them four. 19 And when the living creatures went, the wheels went by them : and when the living creatures were rom the earth, the wheels

were li up. - 20 Whithersoever the spirit was to go, they went, thither oas their Spirit to go ; and the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in e wheels. 21 When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up oyer against them : for the spirit of the living creature was in the

wheels. 22, And the likeness of the firma ment upon the heads of the living creature was, as the colour of the terrible crystal, stretched forth over their heads above. 23 And under the firmament were their wings straight, the one toward the other: every one had two, which covered on this side, and every one had two, which covered on that side, their bodies. 24 And when they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the noise of great waters, as the voice of the Almighty, the , voice of speech, as the noise of a host. when they stood, they let down their wings. 25 And there was a voice from the firmament that was over their heads, when they stood, and had let down their wings. 261 And above the firmament that was over their heads was the likeness of a throne, as the appearance

creatures; and the fire was bright,

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The prophet's commission. EZEKIEL,

likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance of a man above upon it. 37 And is saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his joins even downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness round about. As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round allout. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LoRD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake. CHAP. II. Ezekiel's Commission to Israel. ND he said unto me, Son o ..man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak unto thee. And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set me upon my feet, that I heard him that spake unto me. 3 Apd he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the children, of srael, , to, a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me, even unto this very day. 4. For they are impudent children and stiff-hearted. I do send thee

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to them, Thus saith" the

od. 5 And they, whether, they will hear, or whether the will forbear, (for they are a rebellious house, yet shall know that there hath been a §o among them. ū is And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dywell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at, their looks, though they be a rebellious house. And thou shalt speak my words unto them, whether they will hear, or whether they, will forbear: for they are most rebellious. ut thou, son of man, hear what I say unto thee; Be not thou rebellious like thatrebellious house: §. thymouth, and eat that I give

nee. 9 is And when I looked, behold, a hand passent unto me; and io, a roll of a book was therein; And he spread it before me: and it was written within and with: out: and there was written there!lamentations, and mourning, and

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Ezekiel instructed

CHAP. III. God encourageth Ezekiel. OREOWER he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel. So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll. 3 And he said unto me, Son of man, cause, thy...belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll. I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for Sweetness. 4 T And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them. 5 For thou art not sent to a peoF. of a strange speech and of a ard language, but to the house of

Not to many o of a strange speech and of a hard latguage, whose words thou canst not understand. Surely, had I sent thee to them, they would have hearkened unto thee. 7 But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee; for they will not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel are impudent and hard-hearted. 8 Behold, I have made thy face strong *. their faces, and th; forehead strong against their fore

e: .9. As an adamant, harder than int have I, made thy forehead fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house. Moreover he said unto me Son of man, my words that i shall speak, unto thee receive in thy heart, and hear wi ne ears. And go, get thee to them of the captivity, unto the children of thy, people, and, speak unto them. and tell them, Thus saith the Lord God; whether they, will hear, or wo o,will flook en the Spirit took me and I H. me o: a great rushing, saying, Blessed be the## of the LoRR from his place. 13 I heard also the noise of the wings of the living creatures that touched one another, and the noise of the wheels over against them. and a noise of a great rushing. 14 So the spirit lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in bit terness, in the heat of my spirit: but the hand of the LoftD, was Strong "F. me. 15." Then I came to them of the captivity at Tel-abib, that dwelt by

the river of Chebar, and I st

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