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The stability, &c. of the church. CHAP. XXXII. Jeremiak's prayer and complain:

32 Not according to the covenant that I madel 9 And I bought the field of Hanameel mine une with their fathers, in the day that I took them cle's son, that was in Anathoth, and weighed by the hand to bring thein out of the land of him the money,cven seventeen shekels of silver. Egypt ; which my covenant they brake, although. 10 And I subscribed the evidence, and sealed I was a busband unto them, saith the LORD: it, and took witnesses, and weighed him the

33 But this shall be the covenant that I will money in the balances. make with the house of Israel; After those days, 11 So I took the evidence of the purchase, both caith the Lord, I will put my law in their in: that which was sealed according to the law and ward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will custom, and that which was open: be their God, and they shall be my people. 12 And I gave the evidence of the purchase

34 And they shall teach no more every man his unto Baruch the son of Neriah, the son of Maaneighbour, and every man his brother, saying, seiah, in the sight of Hanameel mine uncle's son, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, and in the presence of the witnesses that snb from the least of them unto the greatest of them, scribed the book of the purchase, before all the baith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, Jews that sat in the court of the prison. and I will remember their sin no more.

13 | And I charged Baruch before them, saying, 35 Thus saith the Lord, which giveth the 14 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the Israel; Take these evidences, this evidence nf moon and of the stars for a light by night, which the purchase, both which is sealed, and this evidivideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; dence which is open; and put them in an earthen The LORD of hosts is his name:

vessel, that they may continue many days. 36 If those ordinances depart from before me, 15 For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God saith the Lord, then the seed of Israel also shall of Israel ; Houses and fields and vineyards shall cease from being a nation before me for ever. be possessed again in this land.

37 Thus saith the Lord; If heaven above can 16 | Now when I had delivered the evidenco be measured, and the foundations of the earth of the purchase unto Baruch the son of Neriali, searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the I prayed unto the Lord, saying, seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith 17 Ah Lord God! behold, thou hast made the the LORD.

heaven and the earth by thy great power and 38 1 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, 'stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard that the city shall be built to the Lord from the for thee: tower of Kananeel unto the gate of the corne 18 Thou shewest loving-kindness unto thou

39 And the measuring line shall yet go forth sands, and recompensest the iniquity of the fa. over against it upon the hill Gareb, and shall thers into the bosom of their children after them: compass about to Goath.

The Great, The Mighty God, The Lord of hosts, 40 And the whole valley of the dead bodies, is his name; end of the ashes, and all the fields unto the brook 19 Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for of Kidron, unto the corner of the horse-gate to-thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the ward the east, shall be holy unto the LORD; sons of men; to give every one according to hig it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down any ways, and according to the fruit of his doings: niore for cver.

20 Which hast set signs and wonders in the land CHAP. XXXII.

of Egypt, even unto this day, and in Israel, and Jeremiah imprisoned by Zedekiah. among other men; and hast made thee a name, T'I word that came to Jeremiah from the as at this day;

Lord in the tenth year of Zedekiah king of 21 And hast brought forth thy people Israel Judah, which was the eighteenth year of Nebu- out of the land of Egypt with signs, and with chadrezzar.

wonders, and with a strong hand, and with a 2 For then the king of Babylon's army besieged stretched out arm, and with great terror; Jerusalem : and Jeremiah the prophet was shut 22 Aud hast given them this land, which thou up in the court of the prison, which was in the didst swear to their fathers to give them, a land king of Judah's house.

flowing with milk and honey; 3 For Zedekiah king of Judah had shut him up, 23 And they came in, and possessed it; but they saying, Wherefore dost thou prophesy, and say, obeyed not thy voice, neither walked in thy law; Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will give this they have done nothing of all that thou com city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and mandedst them to do: therefore thou hast caused he shall take it ;

all this evil to come upon them: 4 And Zedekiah king of Judah shall not escape 24 Behold the mounts, they are come unto the out of the hand of the Chaldeans, but shall sure- city to take it; and the city is given into the ly be delivered into the hand of the king of Ba- hand of the Chaldeans, that fight against it, bebylon, and shall speak with him mouth to cause of the sword, and of the famine, and of mouth, and his eyes shall behold his eyes; the pestilence: and what thou hast spoken is

5 And he shall lead Zedekiah to Babylon, and come to pass; and behold, thou seest it. there shall he be until I visit him, saith the 25 And thou hast said unto me, O Lord Gor, LORD: though ye fight with the Chaldeans, ye Buy thee the field for money, and take witnesses: shall not prosper ?

for the city is given into the hand of the Chal 6 11 And Jeremiah said, The word of the LORD deans. came unto me, saying,

26 | Then came the word of the LORD unto 7 Behold, Hanameel, the son of Shallum thine Jeremich, saying, uncle, shall come unto thee, saying, Buy thce 27 Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: my field that is in Anathoth: for the right of re- is there any thing too hard for me ? demption is thine to buy it.

28 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I 8 So Hanameel mine uncle's son came to me will give this city into the hand of the Chaldeans, In the court of the prison, according to the word and into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of of the LORD, and said unto me, Buy my field, 1 Babylon, and he shall take it: pray thee, that is in Anathoth, which is in the 29 And the Chaldeans,that fight against this city, country of Benjamin: for the right of inheri- shall come and set fire on this city, and burn ii tance is thine, and the redemption is thine; buy with the houses, upon whose roof's they have of il for thyself.' Then I knew that this was the fered incense unto Baal, and poured out drinkword of the LORD.

offerings unto other gods, to provoke me to anger

God promiseth a gracious return. JEREMIAH. Ckrist the Branch of rightcousness

30 For the children of Israel and the children 5 They come to fight with the Chaldeans, bat of Judah have only done evil before me from it is to fill them with the dead bodies of men, their youth: for the children of Israel have only whom I have slain in mine anger and in my provoked me to anger with the work of their fury, and for all whose wickedness I have hid hands, saith the Lord.

my face from this city. 31 For this city kath been to me as a provoca- 6 Brhold, I will bring it health and cure, and tion of mine anger and of my fury from the day I wil cure them, and will reveal unto them the that they built it even unto this day; that I abundance of peace and truth. thould remove it from before my face,

7 And I will cause the captivity of Judah and 32 Because of all the evil of the children of the captivity of Israel to return, and will build Israel and of the children of Judah, which they them, as at the first. have done to provoke me to anger, they, their 8 And I will cleanse them from all their inikings, their princes, their priests, and their pro- quity, whereby they have sinned against me; phets, and the men of Judah, and the inhabi- and I will pardon all their iniquities, whereby tants of Jerusalem.

they have sinned, and whereby they have trans33 And they have turned unto me the back, gressed against me. and not the face: though I taught them, rising 9 ? And it shall be to me a name of joy, a up early and teaching them, yet they have not praise, and an honour, before all the pations of hearkened to receive instruction.

the earth, which shall hear all the good that I 34 But they set their abominations in the house do unto them: and they shall fear and tremble which is called by my name, to defile it. for all the goodness and for all the prosperity

35 And they built the high places of Baal, which that I procure unto it. are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause 10 Thus saith the LORD; Again there shall be their sons and their daughters to pass through heard in this place, which ye say shall be deso the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them late without man and without beast, even in the not, neither came it into my mind, that they cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalen, should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin. that are desolate, without man, and without in

36 11 And now therefore thus saith the LORD, habitant, and without beast, the God of Israel, concerning this city, whereof 11 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, ye say, It shall be delivered into the hand of the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the ihe king of Babylon by the sword, and by the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise famine, and by the pestilence;

the Lord of hosts: for the Lord is good; for 37 Behold, I will gather them out of all coun- his mercy endureth for ever: and of them that tries, whither I have driven them in mine anger, shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house and in my fury, and in great wrath; and I will of the LORD. For I will cause to return the bring them again unto this place, and I will captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the cause them to dwell safely:

LORD. 38 And they shall be my people and I will be 12 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Again in this their God:

place, which is desolate without man and with39 And I will give them one heart and one way, out beast

, and in all the cities thereof, shall be a that they may fear ine for ever, for the good of habitation of shepherds causing their flocks to them, and of their children after them: lie down.

40 And I will make an everlasting covenant 13 In the cities of the mountains, in the cities with them, that I will not turn away from them, of the vale, and in the cities of the south, and to do them good ; but I will put my fear in their in the land of Benjamin, and in the places about hearts, that they shall not depart from me. Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, shall the

41 Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them flocks pass agair ander the hands of him that good, and I will plant them in this land assured- telleth them, saith the Lord. ly with my whole heart and with my whose soul. . 14 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD; 42 For thus saith the LORD; Like as I have that I will perform that good thing which I brought all this great evil upon this people, so have promised unto the house of Israel and to will I bring upon them all the good that I have the house of Judah. promised them.

15 11 In those days, and at that time, will I 43 And fields shall be bought in this land, cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up whereof ye say, It is desolate without man or unto David; and he shall execute judgment beast; it is given into the hand of the Chaldeans. and righteousness in the land.

44 Men shall buy fields for money, and sub- 16 In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jescribe evidences, and seal them, and take wit- rusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name nesses in the land of Benjamin, and in the places wherewith she shall be called, The LORD out about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, and Righteousness. in the citics of the mountains, and in the cities 17 | For thus saith the LORD; David shall of the valley, and in the cities of the south: for never want a man to sit upon the throne of the ! will cause their captivity to return, saith the housc of Israel; LORD.

18 Neither shall the priests the Levites want a CHAP. XXXIII.

man before me to offer burnt-offerings, and to A return from captivity foretold. kindle meat-offerings, and to do sacrifice con.

the the came tinually was yet shut up in the court of the prison, saying, Jeremiah, saying, 2 Thus saith the Lord the maker thereof, the 20 Thus saith the LORD; If ye can break my Lord that formed it, to establish it; The LORD covenant of the day, and my covenant of the is his name;

night, and that there should not be day and 3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and night in their season; shew thee great and mighty things, which thou 21 Then may also my covenant be broken with knowest not.

David my servant, that he should not bave a son 4 For thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, to reign upon his throne; and with the Levitco concerning the houses of this city, and concern- the priests, my ministers. Ing the houses of the kings of Judah, which are 22 As the host of heaven cannot be nunbered, ibrown down by the mounts, and by the sword; neither the sand of the sea measured : 90 will í

Munto Jeremiate the second time, while negal And the word of the Lord came unto

Jerusalem's destruction foretold. CHAP. XXXIV, XXXV. Temperance of the Rechabites. multiply the seed of David my servant, and the but your fathers hearkened not unto me, neither Levites that minister unto me.

inclined their ear. 23 Moreover the word of the LORD came to 15 And ye were now turned, and had done Jeremiah, saying,

right in my sight, in proclaiming liberty every 24 Considerest thou not what this people have man to his neighbour; and ye had made a covespoken, saying, The two families which the want before me in the house wbich is called by LORD hath chosen, he hath even cast them off? my name: thus they have despised my people, that they 16 But ye turned and polluted my name, and should be no more a nation before them. caused every man his servant, and every man

25 Thus saith the LORD; If my covenant be his handmaid, whom he had set at liberty at not with day and night, and if I have not ap- their pleasure, to return, and brought them into pointed the ordinances of heaven and earth; subjection, to be unto you for servants art 26 Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob, and for handmaids. David my servant, so that I will not take any 17 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Ye have of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abra- not hearkened unto me, in proclaiming liberty ham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I will cause their every one to his brother, and every man to his captivity to return, and have mercy on them. neighbour: behold, ! proclain a liberty for you, CHAP. XXXIV.

saith the LORD, to the sword, to the pestilence, Zedekiah's captivity foretold. and to the famine; and I will make you to be THE THE word which came unto Jeremiah from removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.

the LORD, when Nebuchadnezzar king of 18 And I will give the men that have transBabylon, and all his army, and all the kingdoms gressed my covenant, which have not performof the earth of his dominion, and all the people ed the words of the 'covenant which they had fought against Jerusalem, and against all the made before me, when they cut the calf in twain, cities thereof, saying,

and passed between the parts thereof, 2 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; Go 19 The princes of Judah, and the princes of Jeand speak to Zedekiah king of Judah, and tell rusalem, the eunuchs, and the priests, and all him, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will give the people of the land, which passed between this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, the parts of the calf; and he shall burn it with fire:

20 i will even give them into the hand of their 3 And thou shalt not escape out of his hand, enemies, and into the hand of them that seek but shalt surely be taken, and delivered into his their life: and their dead bodies shall be for hand; and thine eyes shall behold the eyes of meat unto the fowls of the heaven, and to the the king of Babylon, and he shall speak with thee beasts of the earth. mouth to mouth, and thou shalt go to Babylon. 21 And Zedekiah king of Judah and his princes 4 Yet hear the word of the LORD, O Zedekiah will I give into the hand of their enemies, and king of Judah; Thus saith the LORD of thee, into the hand of them that seek their life, and Thou shalt not die by the sword:

into the hand of the king of Babylon's army, 5 But thou shalt die in peace: and with the which are gone up from you. burnings of thy fathers, the former kings which 22 Behold, I will command, saith the LORD, were before thee, so shall they burn odours for and cause them to return to this city; and they thee; and they will lament thee, saying, Ah shall fight against it, and take it, and burn it lord! for I have pronounced the word, saith with fire: and I will make the cities of Judah the LORD.

a desolation without an inhabitant. 6 Then Jeremiah the prophetspake all these

CHAP. XXXV, words unto Zedekiah king of Judah in Jerusalem, The Jews' disobedience condemned.

pawenethe king of Babylon's army fougbi TLE word which came to be removal from the Judah that were left, against Lachish, and Josiah king of Judah, saying, against Azekah: for these defenced cities re- 2 Go unto the house of the Rechabites, and mained of the cities of Judah.

speak unto them, and bring them into the hou:30 81 This is the word that came unto Jeremiah of the LORD, into one of the chainbers, and give from the LORD, after that the king Zedekiah them wine to drink. had made a covenant with all the people which 3 Then I took Jaazaniah the son of Jeremiah, were at Jerusalem, to proclaim liberiy unto them; the son of Habaziniah, and his brethren, and all

9 That every man should let his man-servant, his sons, and the whole house of the Rechabites; and every man bis maid-servant, being a He- 4 And 'I brought them into the house of the brew or a Hebrewess, go free; that none should Lord, into the chamber of the sons of Hanan, serve himself of them, to wit, of a Jew his brother. the son of Igdaliah, a man of God, which was

10 Now when all the princes, and all the peo- by the chamber of the princes, which was above ple which had entered into the covenant, heard the chamber of Maaseiah the son of Shallum, ihat every one should let his man-servant, and the keeper of the door: every one his maid-servant, go free, that none 5 And I set before the sons of the house of tha should serve themselves of them any more, then Rechabites, pots full of wine, and cups, and I they obeyed, and let them go.

said unto them, Drink ye wine. 11 Bu: afterwards they turned, and caused the 6 But they said, We will drink no wine : for servants and the handmaids, whom they had let Jonadab the son of Rechab our father cominanılgo free, to return, and brought them into sub-ed us, saying, Ye shall drink no wine, neither jection for servants and for handmaids. ye, nor your sons for ever: 12 Therefore the word of the LORD came tol 7 Neither shall ye build house, nor sow seed, Jeremiah, from the LORD, saying,

nor plant vineyard, nor have any : but all your 13 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; I days ye shall dwell in tents; that ye may live made a covenant with your fathers in the day many days in the land where ye be strangers. that I brought them forth out of the land of 8 Thus have we obeyed the voice of Jonadab Egypt, out of the house of bond-men, saying, the son of Rechab our father in all that he hath 14 At the end of seven years, let ye go every charged us, to drink no wine all our days, we, man his brother a Hebrcw, which bath been our wives, our sons, nor our daughters; sold unto thee; and when he hath served the 9 Nor to build houses for us to dwell in: neisix years, thou shalt let him go free from thce;lther have we vincyard, nor field, nor sved

God blesseth the Reckabites.

JEREMIAH.

The roll of prophecies burned 10 But we have dwelt in tents, and have obey-before the LORD, and will return every one from ed, and done according to all that Jonadab our bis evil way: for great is the anger and the fury father commanded us.

that the Lord hath pronounced against this peo11 But it came to pass, when Nebuchadrezzar ple. king of Babylon caine up into the land, that we 8 And Baruch the son of Neriah did according said, Come, and let us go to Jerusalem for fear to all that Jeremiah the prophet commanded ef the army of the Chaldeans, and for fear of the him, reading in the book the words of the LORD army of the Syrians: so we dwell at Jerusalem. in the Lord's house.

12 11 Then came the word of the LORD unto 9 And it came to pass in the fifth year of JeJeremiah, saying,

hoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, in the 13 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of ninth month, that they proclaimed a fast before Israel; Go and tell the men of Judah and the the Lord to all the people in Jerusalem, and to inhabitants of Jerusalem, Will ye not receive all the people that came from the cities of Judah instruction to hearken to my words ? saith the unto Jerusalem. LORD.

10 Then read Baruch in the book the words of 14 The words of Jonadab the son of Rechab, Jeremiah in the house of the LORD, in the chamthat he commanded his sons not to drink wine, ber of Gemariah the son of Shaphan the scribe, gre performed; for unto this day they drink in the higher court, at the entry of the new gate done, but obey their father's commandment: of the Lord's house, in the ears of all the people. notwithstanding I have spoken unto you, rising 111 When Michaiah the son of Gemariah, the early and speaking; but ye hearkened not unto son of Shaphan, had heard out of the book all me.

the words of the LORD, 15 I have sent also unto you all my servants 12 Then he went down into the king's house, the prophets, rising up early and sending them, into the scribe's chamber: and lo, all the princes saying, Return ye now every man from his evil sat there, even Elishama the scribe, and Delaiah way, and amend your doings, and go not after the son of Shemaiah, and Elnaihan the son of other gods to serve them, and ye shall dwell in Achbor, and Gemariah the son of Shaphan, and the land which I have given to you and to your Zedekiah the son of Hananiah, and all the fathers: but ye have not inclined your ear, nor princes. bearkened unto me.

13 Then Michaiah declared unto them all the 16 Because the sons of Jonadab the son of Re- words that he had heard, when Baruch read the chab have performed the commandment of their book in the ears of the people father, which he commanded them; but this 14 Therefore all the princes sent Jehudi the people liath not hearkened unto me:

son of Nethaniah, the son of Shelemiah, the son 17 Therefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, of Cushi, unto Baruch, saying, Take in thy hand the God of Israel: Behold, I will bring upon ihe roll wherein thou hast read in the ears of the Judah and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusa- people, and come. So Baruch the son of Neriah lem all the evil that I have pronounced against took the roll in his hand, and came unto them. them; because I have spoken unto theni, but 15 And they said unto him, Sit down now, and they have not heard; and I have called unto read it in our ears. So Baruch read it in their thein, but they have not answered.

ears. 18 11 And Jeremiah said unto the house of the 16 Now it came to pass, when they had heard Rechabites, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the all the words, they were afraid both one and God of Israel; Because ye have obeyed the com- other, and said unto Barucli, We will surely tell mandment of Jonadab your father, and kept all the king of all these words. his precepts, and done according unto all that 17 And they asked Baruch, saying, Teil us be hath commanded you:

now, How didst thou write all these words at 19 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, thejhis mouth? God of Israel; Jonadab the son of Rechab shall 18 Then Baruch answered them, He pronoun uot want a man to stand before me for ever. ced all these words unto me with his mouth, CHAP. XXXVI.

and I wrote them with ink in the book. A roll of threatening prophecies. 19 Then said the princes unto Baruch, Go hide ND it came to pass in the fourth year of Je-thee, thou and Jeremiah; and let no man know that this word came unto Jeremiah from the 20 T And they went in to the king into the LORD, saying,

court, but they laid up the roll in the chamber 2 Take thee a roll of a book, and write therein of Elishama the scribe, and told all the words all the words that I have spoken unto thee in the ears of the king: against Israel, and against Judah, and against 21 So the king sent Jehudi to fetch the roll : all the nations, from the day I spake unto thee, and he took it out of Elishama the scribe's from the days of Josiah, even unto this day. chamber. And Jehudi read it in the ears of the

3 It may be that the house of Judah will hear all king, and in the ears of all the princes which the evil which I purpose to do unto them; that stood beside the king. they may return every man from liis evil way; 22 Now the king sat in the winter-house in the that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin. ninth month: and there was a fire on the hearth

4 Then Jeremiah called Baruch the son of Ne-burning before him. riah: and Baruch wrote from the mouth of Jere- 23 And it came to pass, that when Jehudi liad miah all the words of the Lord, which he had read three or four leaves, he cut it with the penspoken unto him, upon a roll of a book. knife, and cast it into the fire that was on the

5 And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, hearth, until all the roll was consumed in the I am shut up, I cannot go into the house of the fire that was on the hearth. LORD:

24 Yet they were not afraid, nor rent their gar 6 Therefore go thou and read in the roll, which ments, neither the king, nor any of his servants thou hast written from my mouth, the words of that heard all these words. the Lord in the ears of the people in the Lord's 25 Nevertheless Elnathan and Delaiah and house upon the fasting day: and also thou shalt Gemariah had made intercession to the king read them in the ears of all Judah that come out that he would not burn the roll: but he would of their cities.

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Cremiak denounceth judgments. CHAP. XXXVII, XXXVIII.

He is imprisoned of Hammelech, and Seraiah the son of Azriel, a captain of the ward was there, whose name and Shelemiah' the son of Abdeel, to take Ba- was Irijah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Hanaruch the scribe and Jeremiah the prophet: but niah; and he took Jeremiah the prophet, saying, the Lord hid them.

Thou fallest away to the Chaldeans. 27 Then the word of the LORD came to Jere- 14 Then said Jeremiah, It is false ; I fall not miah, after that the king had burned the roll, away to the Chaldeans. But he hearkened not and the words which Baruch wrote at the mouth to him: so Irijah took Jeremiah, and brought of Jeremiah, saying,

him to the princes. 28 Take thee again another roll, and write in it 15 Wherefore the princes were wroth with Jereall the former words that were in the first roll, miah, and smote him, and put him in prison in which Jehoiakim king of Judah hath burned. the house of Jonathan the scribe : for they had 29 And thou shalt say to Jehoiakiin king of made that the prison. Judah, Thus saith the LORD; Thou hast burned 16 17 When Jeremiah was entered into the dus. this roll, saying, Why bast thou written therein, geon, and into the cabins, and Jeremiah had rc. saying, The king of Babylon shall certainly come mained there many days; and destroy this land, and shall cause to cease 17 Then Zedekiah the king sent, and took him from thence man and beast ?

out: and the king asked him secretly in his house, 30 Therefore thus saith the LORD, of Jehoia- and said, Is there any word from the LORD ? And kim king of Judah; He shall have none to sit Jeremiah said, There is: for, said he, thou shalt upon the throne of David: and his dead body be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon. shall be cast out in the day to the heat, and in 18 Moreover, Jeremiah said unto king Zedekithe night to the frost.

ah, What have I offended against thee, or against 31 And I will punish him and his seed and his thy servants, or against this people, that ye have servants for their iniquity; and I will bring put me in prison ? upon them, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusa- 19 Where are now your prophets which protem, and upon the men of Judah, all the evil phesied unto you, saying, The king of Babyloa that I have pronounced against them; but they shall not come against you, nor against this hearkened not.

lan.)? 32 4 Then took Jeremiah another roll, and 20 Therefore hear now, I pray thee, O my lord gave it to Baruch the scribe, the son of Neriah; the king: let my supplication, Í pray thee, be acwho wrote therein from the mouth of Jeremiah cepted before thee; that thou cause me not to all the words of the book which Jehoiakim king return to the house of Jonathan the scribe, lest of Judah had burned in the fire: and there were I die there. added besides unto them many like words, 21 Then Zedekiah the king commanded that CHAP. XXXVII.

they should commit Jeremiah into the court of The siege of Jerusalemn raised. the prison, and that they should give him daily ed instead of Coniah the son of Jehoiakim, all the bread in the city were spent. Thus Jerewhom Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon made miah remained in the court of the prison. king in the land of Judah.

CHAP. XXXVIII. 2 But neither he, nor his servants, nor the peo

Jeremiah cast into the dungeon. Ble forbe, banichid hearken unto the Werdere Teihe phetiah other ashur fan al tacai and the which he spake by the prophet Jeremiah.

son of Shelemiah, and Pashur the son of Mal3 And Zedekiah the king sent Jehucal the son chiah, heard the words that Jeremiah had spoof Shelemiah, and Zephaniah the son of Maa- ken unto all the people, saying, seiah the priest to the prophet Jeremiah, say- 2 Thus saith the LORD, He that remaineth in ing, Pray now unto the LORD our God for us. this city shall die by the sword, by the famine,

4 Now Jeremiah came in and went out amorg and by the pestilence : but he that goeth forth the people: for they had not put him into prison. to the Chaldeans shall live; for he shall have his 5 Then Pharaoh's arıny was come forth out of life for a prey, and shall live. Egypt: and when the Chaldeans that besieged 3 Thus saith the LORD, This city shall surely Jerusalem heard tidings of them, they departed be given into the hand of the king of Babylon's from Jerusalem.

army, which shall take it. 6 11 Then came the word of the Lord unto the 4 Therefore the princes said unto the king, We prophet Jeremiah, saying,

beseech thee, let this man be put to death: for 7 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; thus he weakeneth the hands of the men of var Thus shall ye say to the king of Judah, that that remain in this city, and the hands of all the sent you unto me to inquire of me; Belold, people, in speaking such words unto them: for Pharaoh's army, which is come forth to help this man seeketh not the welfare of this people, you, shall return to Egypt into their own land. but the hurt.

8 And the Chaldeans shall come again, and 5 Then Zedekiah the king said, Behold, he is in fight against this city, and take it, and burn it your hand: for the king is not he that can do with fire.

any thing against you. 9 Thus saith the LORD; Deceive not your- 6 Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into selves, saying, The Chaldeans shall surely de- the dungeon of Malchiah the son of Hammelech, part from us: for they shall not depart. that was in the court of the prison : and they les

10 For though ye had smitten the whole army down Jeremiah with cords. And in the dungcon of the Chaldeans that fight against you, and there there was no water, but mire: so Jeremiah sunk remained but wounded men ainong them, yet in the mire. should they rise up every man in his tent, and 71 Now when Ebed-melech the Ethropian, one burn this city with fire.

of the eunuchs which was in the king's house, 11 11 And it came to pass, that when the army heard that they had put Jeremiah in the dungeon; of the Chaldeans was broken up from Jerusalem the king then sitting in the gate of Benjamin ; for fear of Pharaoh's army,

8 Ebed-melech went forth out of the king's 12 Then Jeremiah went forth out of Jerusalem house, and spake to the king, saying, to go into the land of Benjamin, to separate 9 My lord the king, these men have done evil himselt thence in the midst of the people. in all that they have done to Jeremiah the pro13 And when he was in the gate of Benjamin, phet, whom they have cast into lue dungeon ;

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