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Seremiak drawn out of the dungeon. JEREMIANI.

Zedekiah's eyes put out. and he is like to die for hunger in the place where all these words that the king had commanded be is : for there is no more bread in the city. So they left off speaking with him ; for the mat

10 Then the king commanded Ebed-melech the ter was not perceived. Ethiopian, saying, Take from hence thirty men 28 So Jeremiah abode in the court of the prison with thee, and take up Jeremiah the prophet until the day that Jerusalem was taken: and he out of the dungeon, before he die.

was there when Jerusalem was taken. 11 So Ebed-melech took the men with him, and

CHAP. XXXIX. went into the house of the king under the trea

Jerusalem besieged and taken. ten rags, and let them down by cords into the I the ninth year of Zedekiah kingof Judah, in

the tenth month, came Nebuchadrezzar king of dungeon to Jeremiah.

Babylon and all his army against Jerusalem, and 12 And Ebed-melech the Ethiopian said unto they besieged it. Jeremiah, Put now these old cast clouts and rot- 2 And in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the ten rags under thine arm-holes under the cords. fourth month, the ninth day of the month, the And Jeremiah did so.

city was broken up. 13 So they drew up Jeremiah with cords, and 3 And all the princes of the king of Babylon Wok him up out of the dungeon: and Jeremiah came in, and sat in the middle gate, even Nergal remained in the court of the prison.

sharezer, Samgar-Hebo, Sarsechim, Rab-saris, 14 | Then Zedekiah the king sent, and took Nergal-sharezer, Rab-mag, with all the residue Jeremiah the prophet unto him into the third en- of the princes of the king of Babylon. try that is in the house of the LORD : and the 4 And it came to pass, that when Zedekiala king said unto Jeremiah, I will ask thee a thing; the king of Judah saw them, and all the men of bide nothing from me.

war, then they fled, and went forth out of the 15 Then Jeremiah said unto Zedekiah, If I de- city by night, by the way of the king's garder clare it unto thee, wilt thou not surely put me by the gate betwixt the two walls: and he went to death ? and if I give thee counsel, wili thou not out the way of the plain. hcarken unto me ?

5 But the Chaldeans' army pursued after thein, 16 so Zedekiah the king sware secretly unto and overtook Zedekiah in ihe plains of Jericho: Jeremiah, saying, As the Lord liveth, that made and when they had taken him, they brought him us this soul, I will not put thee to death, neither up to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to Ribwill I give thee into the hand of these men that lah in the land of Hainath, where he gave judgseek tiry life.

ment upon him. 17 Then said Jeremiah unto Zedekialı, Thus 6 Then the king of Babylon slew the sons of saith the LORD, the God of hosts, the God of Is- Zedekiah in Riblah before his eyes : also the rael; If thou wilt assuredly go forth unto the king of Babylon slew all the nobles of Judah. king of Babylon's princes, then thy soul shall 7 Moreover he put out Zedekiah's eyes, and live, and this city shall not be burned with fire; bound him with chains, to carry hinı to Babylon. and thou shalt live, and thy house :

811 And the Chaldeans burned the king's house, 18 But if thou wilt not go forth to the king of and the houses of the people, with fire, and brake Babylon's princes, then shall this city be given down the walls of Jerusalem. Into the hand of the Chaldeans, and they shall 9 Then Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard burp it with fire, and thou shalt not escape out carried away captive into Babylon the remnant of their hand.

of the people that remained in the city, and those 19 And Zedekiah the king said unto Jeremiah, that fell away, that fell to him, with the rest of I am afraid of the Jews that are fallen to the the people that remained. Chaldeans, lest they deliver me into their hand, 10 But Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard and they mock me.

left of the poor of the people, which had nothing, 20 But Jeremiah said, They shall not deliver in the land of Judah, and gave them viueyards thee. Obey, I beseech thee, the voice of the and fields at the same time. LORD, which I speak unto thee: so it shall be 11 | Now Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon gave well unto thee, and thy soul shall live. charge concerning Jeremiah to Nebuzar-adan

21 But if thou refuse to go forth, this is the word the captain of the guard, saying, that the LORD hath shewed me:

12 Take him, and look well to him, and do him 22 And behold, all the women that are left in no harm; but do unto him even as he shall say the king of Judah's house shall be brought forth unto thee. to the king of Babylon's princes, and those wo- 13 So Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard men shall say, Thy friends have set thee on, and sent, and Nebushasban, Rab-saris, and Nergalhave prevailed against thee: thy feet are sunk sharezer, Rab-mag, and all the king of Babylon's in the mire, and they are turned away back. princes;

23 So they shall bring out all thy wives and thy 14 Even they sent, and took Jeremiah out of children to the Chaldeans: and thou shalt not the court of the prison, and comınitted him unto escape out of their hand, but shalt be taken by Gedalialı the son of Abikam the son of Shaphau, the hand of the king of Babylon: and thou shalt that he should carry himn lone: so he dwelt cause this city to be burned with fire.

among the people. 24 1 Then said Zedekiah unto Jeremiah, Let 15 11 Now the word of the Lord came unto no man know of these words, and thou shalt Jeremiah, while he was shut up in the court o not die.

the prison, saying, 25 But if the princes hear that I have talked) 16 Go and speak to Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, with thee, and they come unto thee, and say saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God anto thee, Declare unto us now what thou hast of Israel ; Behold, I will bring my words upon said unto the king, hide it not from us, and we this city for evil, and not for good; and they shall will not put thee to death; also what the king be accomplished in that day before thee. said unto thee:

17 But I will deliver tice in that day, saith the 26 Then thou shalt say unto them, I presented Lord: and thou shalt not be given into the hand my supplication before the king, that he would of the men of whom thou art afraid. not cause me to return to Jonathan's house, to 18 For I will surely deliver thee, and thoushalt die there.

not fall by the sword, but thy life shall be for a 27 Then came all the princes unto Jeremiah, prey unto thee: because thou hast put thy trust in and asked him: and lie told them according toline, saith the LORD.

The Jews repair to Gedaliak. CHAP. XL, XLI. Johanan recovereth the captives CHAP. XL.

I pray thee, and I will slay Ishmael the son of Jeremiah set at liberty.

Nethaniah, and no man shall know it : whereTHI THE word which came to Jeremiah from the fore should he slay thee, that all the Jews which

LORD, after that Nebuzar-adan the captain are gathered unto thee should be scattered, anik of the guard had let him go from Ramah, when the remnant in Judah perish? he had taken him being bound in chains among 16 But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam said unto all that were carried away captive of Jerusalem Johanan the son of Kareah, Thou shalt not de and Judah, which were carried away captive this thing: for thou speakest falsely of Ishmael unto Babylon.

CHAP. XLI. 2 And the captain of the guard took Jeremiah,

Ishmael slayeth Gedaliah, &c. and said unto him, The LORD thy God hath pro- Nowe same to pass of the seventh month

3 Now the Lord hath brought it, and done ac- of Elishama, of the seed royal, and the princes cording as he hath said: because ye have sinned of the king, even ten men with him, came unto against the LORD, and have not obeyed his Gedaliah the son of Ahikam to Mizpan; ans voice, therefore this thing is come upon you. there they did eat bread together in Mizpah.. 4 And now, behold, I loose thee this day from 2 Then arose Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, the chains which were upon thy hand If it seem and the ten men that were with him, and smote good unto thee to come with me into Babylon, Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan come; and I will look well unto thee: but if it with the sword, and slew him, whom the king of seem bil unto thee to come with me into Baby- Babylon had made governor over the land. Jon, forbear: behold, all the land is before thee :/ 3 Ishmael also slew all the Jews that were with whither it seemeth good and convenient for thee him, even with Gedaliah, at Mizpah, and the to go, thither go.

Chaldeans that were found there, and the men 5 Now while he was not yet gone back, he said, of war. Go back also to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the 4 And it came to pass the second day after he son of Shaphan, whom the king of Babylon hath had slain Gedaliah, and no man knew it, made governor over the cities of Judah, and 5 That there came certain from Shechem, from dwell with him among the people: or go where- Shiloh, and from Samaria, even fourscore men, soever it seemeth convenient unto thee to go. having their beards shaven, and their clothes So the captain of the guard gave him victuals rent, and having cut themselves, with offerings and a reward, and let him go.

and incense in their hand, to bring them to the 6 Then went Jeremiah unto Gedaliah the son house of the LORD. of Ahikam to Mizpah; and dwelt with him 6 And Ishmael the son of Nethaniah went forth among the people that were left in the land. from Mizpah to meet them, weeping all along as

71 Now when all the captains of the forces he went: and it came to pass, as he met them, which were in the fields, even they and their he said unto them, Come to Gedaliah the son of men, heard that the king of Babylon had made Abikam. Gedaliah the son of Ahikam governor in the 7 And it was so, when they came into the mil Jand, and had committed unto him men, and of the city, that 'Ishmael the son of Nethaniah women, and children, and of the poor of the slew them, and cast them into the midst of the land, of them that were not carried away cap- pit, he, and the men that were with him. tive to Babylon;

8 But ten men were found anong them that 8 Then they came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, even said unto Ishmael, Slay us not: for we have Ishinael the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan and treasures in the field, of wheat, and of barley, Jonathan the sons of Kareah, and Seraiah the and of oil, and of honey: So he forbare, and son of Tanhumeth, and the sons of Ephai the slew them not among their brethren. Netophathite, and Jezaniah the son of a Maacha- 9 Now the pit wherein Ishmael had cast all the thite, they and their inen.

dead bodies of the men, whom he had slain be9 And Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of cause of Gedaliah, was it which Asa the king Shaphan sware unto them and to their men, had made for fear of Baasha king of Israel: and saying, Fear not to serve the Chaldeans: dwell Ishmael the son of Nethaniah filled it with them in the land, and serve the king of Babylon, and that were slain. it shall be well with you.

10 Then Ishmael carried away captive all the 10 As for me, behold, I will dwell at Mizpah, to residue of the people that were in Mizpah, eden serve the Chaldeans, which will come unto us : the king's daughters, and all the people that rebut ye, gather ye wine, and summer fruits, and mained in Mizpah, whom Nebuzar-adan the oil, and put them in your vessels, and dwell in captain of the guard had committed to Gedayour cities that ye have taken.

liah the son of Ahikam: and Ishmaer the son of 11 Likewise when all the Jews that were in Nethaniah carried them away captive, and deMoab, and among the Ammonites, and in Edom, parted to go over to the Ainmonites. and that were in all the countries, heard that the 11 11 But when Johanan the son of Kareah, king of Babylon had left a remnant of Judah, and all the captains of the forces that were with and that he had set over them Gedaliah the son him, heard of all the evil that Ishmael the sea of Ahikam the son of Shaphan;

of Nethaniah had done, 12 Even all the Jews returned out of all places 12 Then they took all the men, and went to whither they were driven, and came to the land fight with Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and of Judah, to Gedaliah, unto Mizpah, and gather- found him the great waters that are in Gibeor.. ed wine and summer fruits very much.

13 Now it came to pass, that when all the peor 13 1 Moreover, Johanan the son of Kareah, İple which were withi Ishinael saw Jolanan the and all the captains of the forces that were in son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces the fields, came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, that were with him, then they were gladi

14 And said unto him, Dost thou certainly 14 So all the people that Ishunael had carried know that Baalis the king of the Ammonites away captive from Mizpah cast about and re hath sent Ishmael the son of Nethaniah to slay turned, and went unto Johanan the son of Ka thse? But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam believ-reah. ed them not.

15 But Ishmast the son of Nethaniah escaped 15 Then Johanan the son of Kareah spake to from Johanan with eight men, and wear to lie Gedaliah in Mizpah secretly, saying, Let me go, Ainmonites.

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Johanan assured of safety.

JEREMIAH.

He is reproved for hypocrisy. 16 Then took Johanan the son of Kareah, and 17 So shall it be with all the men that set their all the captains of the forces that were with him, faces to go into Egypt to sojourn there; they shall all the remnant of the people whom he had re- die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pes. covered from Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, tilence: and none of them shall remain or escape fron. Mizpah, atter that he had slain Gedaliali from the evil that I will bring upon them. the son of Ahikam, even mighty men of war, 18 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of and the women, and the children, and the eu Israel; As mine anger and my fury hath been nuchs, whom he had brought again from Gibeon: poured forth upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem;

17 And they departed, and dwelt in the habita- so shall my fury be poured forth upon you, tion of Chimham, which is by Beth-lehem, to when ye shall enter into Egypt: and ye shall be go to enter into Egypt,

an execration, and an astonishment, and a curse, 18 Because of the Chaldeans: for they were and a reproach ; and ye shall see this place no afraid of thein, because Ishmael the son of Netha- more. niah had slain Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, whom 19 1 The LORD bath said concerning you, O ye we king of Babylon made governor in the land. remnant of Judah; go ye not into Egypt: know CHAP. XLII.

certainly that I have admonished you this day. Johanan, &c. promise obedience.

20 For ye dissembled in your hearts, when ye hanau the son of Kareah, and Jezaniah the for us unto the LORD Our God; and according son of Hoshaiah, and all the people from the unto all that the Lord our God shall say, so deleast even unto the greatest, came near, clare unto us, and we will do it.

2 And said unto Jeremiah the prophet, Let, we 21 And now I have this day declared it to you ; beseech thee, our supplication be accepted before but ye bave not obeyed the voice of the LORD thee, and pray for us into the LORD thy God, your God, nor any thing for the which he hath even for all this remnant: (for we are lett but a sent me unto you. few of many, as thine eyes do behold us :) 22 Now therefore know certainly that ye shah

3 That the Lord thy God niay shew us the way die by the sword, by the famine, and by ihe peswherein we may walk, and the thing that we tilence, in the place whither ye desire to go and inay do.

to sojourn. 4 Then Jeremiah the prophet said unto them, I

CHAP. XLIII. have heard you; behold, I will pray unto the Jeremiah, &c. carried into Egypt. LORD your God according to your words; and It shall come to pass, thui whatsoever thing and A Mode came to pass, that

when Jeremiah had

made an end of speaking unto all the peoLORD shall answer you, I will declare it unto ple all the words of ihe LORD their God, for you; I will keep nothing back from you. which the LORD their God had sent him to

5 Then they said to Jeremiah, The LORD be a them, even all these words, true and faithful witness between us, if we do 2 Then spake Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and not even according to all things for the which Johanan ihe son of Kareah, and all the proud the LORD thy God shall send thee to us. men, saying unto Jeremiah, Thou speakest false6 Whether it be good, or whether it be evil, we ly: the Lord our God hath not sent thee to say, will obey the voice of the Lord our God, to Go not into Egypt to sojourn there: whom we send thee; that it may be well with 3 But Baruch the son of Neriah setteth thee on us, when we obey the voice of the Lord our God. against us, for to deliver us into the hand of the

7 And it came to pass after ten days, that the Chaldeans, that they might put us to death, and word of the Lord came unto Jereiniah. carry us away captives into Babylon.

8 Then called he Johanan the son of Kareah, 4 So Johanan the son of Karcah, and all the and all the captains of the forces wbich were captains of the forces, and all the people, obeyed with him, and all the people from the least even not the voice of the LORD, to dwell in the land to the greatest,

of Judah. 9 And said unto them, Thus saith the LORD, 5 But Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the the God of Israel, unto whom ye sent me to pre- captains of the forces, took all the remnant of sent your supplication before him;

Judah, that were returned from all nations, 10 If ye will still abide in this land, then will I whither they had been driven, to dwell in the build you, and not pull you down, and I will land of Judah; plant you, and not pluck you up: for I repent 6 Even men, and women, and children, and the me of the evil that I have done unto you. king's daughters, and every person that Nebu

11 Be not afraid of the king of Babylon, of zar-adan the capiain of the guard had left with whom ye are afraid; be not afraid of him, saith Gedaliah the son of Abikam the son of Shaphan, the LORD: for I am with you, to save you, and and Jeremiah the prophet, and Baruch the son to deliver you from his hand.

of Neriah. 12 And I will shew mercies unto you, that he 7 So they came into the land of Egypt: for they may have mercy upon you, and cause you to obeyed not the voice of the LORD : thus came return to your own land.

they even to Tahpanhes. 13 !! But if ye say, We will not dwell in this 81 Then came the word of the LORD unto Je. land, neither obey the voice of the LORD your God, remiah in Tahpanhes, saying, 14 Saying, No; but we will go into the land of 9 Take great stones in thy hand, and hide them Egypt, where we shall see no war, nor hear the in the clay in the brick-kiln, which is at the ensound of the trumpet, nor have hunger of bread: try of Pharaoh's house in Tahpanhes, in the and there will we dwell:

sight of the men of Judah; 15 And now therefore hear the word of the 10 And say unto them, Thus saith the LORD LORD, ye remnant of Judah ; Thus saith the of hosts, the God of Israel ; Behold, I will send LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; If ye wholly and take Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, set your faces to enter into Egypt, and go to so- my servant, and will set bis throne upon these journ there;

stones that I have hid; and he shall spread his J6 Then it shall come to pass, that the sword, royal pavilion over them. which ye feared, shall overtake you there in the 11 And when he cometh, he shall smite the land lund of Figypt, and the famine, whereof ye were of Egypt, and deliver such as are for death to afraid, shall follow close after you there in Egypt; death; and such as are for captivity to captiviund there ye shall die.

ity; and such as are for the sword to the sword.

Obstinate idolaters threatened. CHAP. XLIV. Egypt's destruction foresketon

12 And I will kindle a fire in the houses of the 15 T Then all the men which knew that their gods of Egypt; and he shall burn them, and wives had burned incense unto other gods, and carry then away captives : and he shall array all the women that stood by, a great multitude, himself with the land of Egypt, as a shepherd even all the people that dwelt in the land of putteth on his garment; aud tre shall go forth Egypt, in Pathros, answered Jeremiah, saying, from thence in peace.

16 As for the word that thou hast spoken into 13 He shall break also the images of Beth-she- us in the name of the Lord, we will not hearken mesh, that is in the land of Egypt; and the unto thee. houses of the gods of the Egyptians shall he 17 But we will certainly do whatsoever thing burn with fire.

goeth forth out of our own mouth, to burn inrCHAP. XLIV.

cense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out Judah's desolation foreshewn. drink-offerings unto her, as we have done, wy, THE word that came to Jeremiah concerning and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, ir

all the Jews which dwell in the land of the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusa. Egypt, which dwell at Migdol, and at Tahpan- lem: for then had we plenty of victuals, and hes, and at Noph, and in the country of Pathros, were well, and saw no evil. saying,

18 But since we left off to burn incense to the 2 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Is- queen of heaven, and to pour out drink-offerings rael; Ye have seen all the evil that I have unto her, we have wanted all things, and have brought upon Jerusalem, and upon all the cities been consumed by the sword and by the famine. of Judah; and behold, this day they are a deso- 19 And when we burned incense to the queen lation, and no man dwelleth therein;

of heaven, and poured out drink-offerings unto 3 Because of their wickedness which they have her, did we make her cakes to worship her, and committed to provoke me to anger, in that they pour out drink-offerings unto her, without our went to burn incense, and to serve other gods, men ? whom they knew not, neither they, ye, nor your 201 Then Jeremiah said unto all the people, co fathers.

the men, and to the women, and to all the peo4 Howbeit, I sent unto you all my servants the ple which had given him that answer, saying, prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, 21 The incense that ye burned in the cities of Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate. Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, ye and

5 But they hearkened not, nor inclined their your fathers, your kings and your princes, and ear to turn from their wickedness, to burn no the people of the land, did not the Lord remenIncense unto other gods.

ber ihem, and came it not into his mind ? 6 Wherefore my tury and mine anger was 22 So that the LORD could no longer bear, bepoured forth, and was kindled in the cities of cause of the evil of your doings, and because of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem; and they the abominations which ye have committed : are wasted and desolate, as at this day. therefore is your land a desolation, and an asto

Therefore now thus saith the Lord, the God nishment, and a curse, without an inhabitant, of hosts, the God of Israel; Wherefore commit as at this day. ye this great evil against your souls, to cut off 23 Because ye have burned incense, and because irom you man and woman, child and suckling, ye have sianed against the LORD, and have not out of Judah, to leave you none to remain ; obeyed the voice of the LORD, nor walked in his

8 In that ye provoke me unto wrath with the law, nor in his statutes, nor in his testimonies; works of your hands, burning incense unto other therefore this evil is happened unto you, as at gods in the land of Egypt, whither ye be gone this day. to dwell, that ye might cut yourselves off, and 24 Moreover, Jeremiah said unto all the people, that ye might be a curse and a reproach among and to all the women, Hear the word of the all the nations of the earth ?

Lord, all Judah that are in the land of Egypt: I llave ye forgotten the wickedness of your fa- 25 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Isthers, and the wickedness of the kings of Judah, rael, saying; Ye and your wives have both spo and the wickedness of their wives, and your ken with your mouths, and fulfilled with your own wickedness, and the wickedness of your hand, saying, We will surely perform our vows wives, which they have committed in the land that we have vowed, to burn incense to the of Judah, and in ihe streets of Jerusalem ? queen of heaven, and to pour out drink-offerings

10 They are not humbled even unto this day, unto her: ye will sureiy accomplish your vows, neither have they feared, nor walked in my law, and surely perform your vows. nor in my statutes, that I set before you and be- 26 Therefore hear ye the word of the LORD, alt fore your fathers.

Judah that dwell in the land of Egypt: Behold, 11 v Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, I have sworn by my great name, saith the LORD, the God of Israel; Behold, I will set my face that my name shall no more be named in the against you for evil, and to cut off all Judah. mouth of any man of Judah in all the land of

12 And I will take the remnant of Judah, that Egypt, saying, The Lord Gov liveth. have set their faces to go into the land of Egypt 27 Behold, I will watch over them for evil, an to sojourn there, and they shall all be consumed, not for good: and all the men of Juduli ihat ar: and fall in the land of Egypt; they shall even be in the land of Egypt shall be consumed by try consumed by the sword and by the famine : sword and by the famine, until there be an eirt they shall die, from the least even unto the of them. greatest, by the sword and by the famine: and 28 Yet a small number that escape the sword They shall be an execration,

and an astonishment, shall return out of the land of Egypt into the and a curse, and a reproach.

land of Judah; and all the remnant of Judah, 13 For I will punish them that dwell in the land that are gone into the land of Egypt to sojour of Egypt, as I have punished Jerusalem, by the there, shall know whose words shall stand, sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence:

mine, or theirs. 14 So that none of the remnant of Judah, which 29 11 And this shall be a sign unto you, saith are gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, the LORD, that I will punish you in this place, shali escape or remain, that they should return that ye may know that my words shall surely into the land of Judah, to the which they have stand against you for evil: a desire to return to dwell there : for none shall 30 Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will give return but such as shall escape.

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The conquest of Egypt. his eneinies, and into the hand of them that seek 16 He made many to fall, yea, one fell upon his life; as 'I gave Zedekiah king of Judah into another; and they said, Arise, and let us go the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, again to our own people, and to the land of our his enemy, and that sought his life.

nativity, from the oppressing sword. CHAP. XLV.

17 They did cry there, Pharaoh king of Egypt Jeremiah comforteth Baruch. Jis but a noise; he hath passed the time appointed. HE word that Jeremiah the prophet spake 18 As I live, saith the King, whose name is The

unto Baruch the son of Neriah, when he LORD of hosts, Surely as Tabor is among the had written these words in a book at the mouth mountains, and as Carniel by the sea, so shall of Jeremiah, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim he come. the son of Josiah king of Judah, saying, 19 O thou daughter dwelling in Egypt, furnish

2 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, unto thyself to go into captivity: for Noph shall be thee, O Baruch;

waste and desolate without an inhabitant. 3 Thou didst say, Wo is me now! for the LORD 20 Egypt is like a very fair heifer, but destruchath added grief to iny sorrow; I fainted in my tion cometh; it cometh out of the north. sighing, and I find no rest.

21 Also her hired men are in the midst of her 4 Thus shalt thou say unto him, The LORD like fatted bullocks; for they also are turned saith thus; Behold, that which I have built will back, and are fied away together: they did not I break down, and that which I have planted I stand, because the day of their calamity was will pluck up, even this whole land.

come upon them, and the time of their visitation. 5 And seekest thou great things for thyself? 22 The voice thereof shall go like a serpent; seek them not: for behold, I will bring evil up- for they shall march with an army, and come on all flesh, saith the LORD: but thy life will I against her with axes, as hewers of wood. give unto thee for a prey in all places whither 23 They shall cut down her forest, saith the ihou goest.

LORD, though it cannot be searched; because CHAP. XLVI.

they are more than the grasshoppers, and are The defeat of Pharaoh's army.

innumerable. The word off of Lord which came to Jere- 334 The daughter of Egypt shall be confounded;

2 Against Egypt, against the army of Pharaoh- ple of the north. necho king of Fgypt, which was by the river 25 The LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saith; Euphrates in Carchemish, which Nebuchadrez- Behold, I will punish the multitude of No, and zar king of Babylon smote in the fourth year of Pharaoh, and Egypt, with their gods, and their Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah. kings; even Pharaoh, and all them that trust in

3 Order ye the buckler and shield, and draw him: near to battle.

26 And I will deliver them into the hand of 4 Harness the horses; and get up, ye horse- those that seek their lives, and into the hand of men, and stand forth with your helmets; fur- Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and into the bish the spears, and put on the brigandines. hand of his servants: and afterward it shall be

5 Wherefore have I seen them dismayed and inhabited, as in the days of old, saith the LORD. turned away back ? and their mighty ones are 27 1 But fear not thou, O my servant Jacob, beaten down, and are fled apace, and look not and be not dismayed, O Israel: for behold, I will back: for fear was round about, saith the LORD. save thee from afar off, and thy seed from the

6 Let not the swift flee away, nor the mighty land of their captivity ; and Jacob shall return, man escape: they shall

stumble, and fall toward and be in rest and at ease, and none shall make the north by the river Euphrates.

him afraid. 7 Who is this that cometh up as a flood, whose 28 Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, saith waters are moved as the rivers ?

the LORD: for I am with thee; for I will make a 8 Egypt riseth up like a floud, and his waters full end of all the nations whither I have driven are moved like the rivers; and he saith, I will thee: but I will not make a full end of thee, but go up, and will cover the earth; I will destroy correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave the city and the inhabitants thereof.

thee wholly unpunished. 9 Come up, ye horses; and rage, ye chariots;

CHAP. XLVII. and let the mighty men come fortli: the Ethio- The destruction of the Philistines.

HE and Lydiansthat handle and bend the bow. miah the prophet ,

10 For this is the day of the Lord God of hosts, before that Pharaoh smote Gaza. a day of vengeance, that he may avenge him of 2 Thus saith the LORD; Betold, waters rise his adversaries: and the sword shall devour, and up out of the north, and shall be an overflowing it shall be satiate and made drunk with their food, and shall overflow the land, and all that blood : for the Lord Gon of hosts hath a sacrifice is therein; the city, and them that dwell there in the north country by the river Euphrates. in: then the men shall cry, and all the inhabi

11 Go up into Gilead, and take bahn, o virgin, tants of the land shall bowl. the daughter of Egypt: in vain shalt thou use 3 At the noise of the stamping of the hoofs of many medicines; for thou shalt not be cured. his strong horses, at the rushing of his chariots,

12 lhe nations have heard of thy shame, and and at the rumbling of his wheels, the fathers thy cry hath filled the land: for the mighty man shall not look back to their children for feeblehath stumbled against the mnighty, and they are ness of hands; fallen both together,

4 Because of the day that cometh to spoil all 131 The word that the LORD spake to Jere- the Philistines, and to cut off from Tyrus and miah the prophet, how Nebuchadreszar king Zidon every helper_that remaineth: for the of Babylon should come and smite the land of LORD will spoil the Philistines, the remnant of Egypt.

the country of Caphtor. 14 Declare ye in Egypt, and publish in Migdol, 5 Baldness is come upon Gaza; Ashkelon is and publish in Noph and in Tahpanhes: say ye, cut off with the remnant of their valley: how Stand fast, and prepare thee; for the sword shall long wilt thou cut thyself? devour round about thee.

6 0 thou sword of the Lord, how long will it 15 Why are thy valiant men swept away? they be ere thou be quiet ? put up thyself into thy stood not, because thLORD did drive them. scabbard, rest, and be still.

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