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tense to the Queen of Heaven, and to pour out driflk Offerings unto her: ye" will surely accomplish your Vows, and. surely perform your Vows.
26 Therefore hear ye the Word of the Lord, all Judah that dwell in the Land of Egypt, Behold, I have sworn by my Great Name, saith the Lord, that my Name shall no more be named in the Mouth of any Man of Judah, in all the Land of Egypt, saying, The Lord God liveth.
27 Behold, I will watch over them for Evil, and not for Good, and all the Men of Judah, that are in the Land of Egypt shall be consumed by the Sword, and by the Famine, until there be an End of them.
28 Yet a small Number that efcape the Sword, shall return out of the Land of Egypt, into the Land of Judah; and all the Remnant of Judah that are gone into the Land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall know whofe Words shall stand, mine or theirs.
29 And this shall be a Sign unto you, saith the Lord, that I will punish you in this Place, that ye may know that my Words shall surely stand against you for Evil.
30 Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will give Pharaohhophra King of Egypt into the Hand of his Enemies, and into the Hand of them that seek his Lise, as I gave Zedekiah, King of Judah, into the Hand of Nebuchadrezzar the King of Babylon his Enemy, and that sought his Lise.
1 Baruch being dismayed, 4 Jeremiah injlrutleth and comforteth him.
Ver. 1 *Tp H E Word that Jeremiah the Prophet spake unto JL Baruch the Son of Neriah, when he had written thefe Words in a Book at the Mouth of Jeremiah, in the fourth Year of Jehoiakim the Son of Jofiah King of Judah, saying,
2 Thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel unto thee,0 Baruch,
3 Thou didst say, Wo is me now, for the Lord hath -added Grief to my Sorrow, I sainted in my Sighing, and J find no Rest.
4 Thus shalt thou say unto him, The Lord saith thus, Behold, that which I have built w ill I break down, and that which I have planted, I will pluck up, even this whole Land.
5 And seekest thou Great Things For thy self? Seek them Not. For behold, I will bring Evil upon all Flesh, faith the Lord: but thy Life will I give unto thee for a Prey in all Places whither thou goest.
i Jeremiah prephefteth the Overthrow os Pharaoh's Army. 13 The Conquest of Egypt by Nebuchadnezzar. 27 Jacob comforted in their Chastisement.
Ver. 28 TJEAR thou not, O Jacob my Servant* faith th« IS Lord, for I am with thee, for I will make a Full End of all the Nations whither I have driven thee, but I will not make a Full End of thee, but Correct thee in Measure, yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished.
1 The Destruclion os the Philistines.
1 The Judgment of Mcab, 7 For their Pride. 11 For their Security. 14 For their Carnal Confidence, 26 And for their Contempt of God and his People. 47 The Restoration of Moab.
1 The Judgment of the Ammonites. -jOfÆdom. 23 Of Damascus. 28 OfKedar. 30 Of Hazor. 34 And of' Elam.
IT is conceived, it may not be improper to insert in this Place the Story of the .Jews, during their Captivity in Babylon, as it is related in the Book of Daniel.
D A N I E L,
So far as relates to what befel the Jews after their Captivity to Babylon.
The Conquest of Babylon by the Persians, and the Decree of Cyrus for rebuilding the Temple.
i Jehoiakinss Captivity. 3 Ajhpenaz taketh Daniel, Hantniah, Mijbael and Azariah. 8 They refusing the King's Portion, do prosper with Pulse and Water. 17 Their Ex(tllency in Wisdom.
2 And the Lord gave Jehoiakim into hi6 Hand, with part of the Vessels of the House of God, which he carried into the Land of Shinar to the House of his God, and he brought the Vessels into the Treasure.
3 And the King spake unto Ashpenaz the Master of his Eunuchs, that he should bring certain of the Children of Israel, and of the King's Seed, and of the Princes;
4 Children in whom was no Blemish, but well savoured, and skilsul in all Wisdom, and understanding Science, and whom they might teach the Learning, and the Tongue of the Chaldeans.
5 And the King appointed them a daily Provifion of the King's Meat, and of the Wine which he drank.
6 Now among thefe were of the Children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah:
7 Unto whom the Prince of the Eunuchs gave Names: unto Daniel the Name of Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, of Shadrach; and to Mishael, of Meshach; and to Azariah, of Abed-nego.
"$ ButT)anieI purpofed in his Heart, that he would not defile himself with the King's Meat, nor Wine : therefore he requested of the Prince of the Eunuchs, that he might not defile himself.
9 Now God had brought Daniel into Favour and tender Love with the Prince of the Eunuchs. . io And who (aid unto Daniel, I sear my Lord the King, who hath appointed your Meat and Drink: for why should he see your Faces, worse liking than the Children which are of your Sorti then shall ye make me endanger my Head to the King.
i r Then said Daniel to Melzar, whom the Prince of the Eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mifliael, and Azariah,
12 Prove thy Servants, I befeech thee, ten Days, and let them give us Pulse to eat, and Water to drink.
14 So he consented to them in this Matter, and proved them ten Days.
15 And at the End of ten Days, their Countenances appeared sairer, and satter in Flesh, than all the Children which did eat the Portion of the King's Meat. .
17 As for thefe sour Children, God gave them Knowledge and Skill in all Learning and Wisdom: and Daniel had Understanding in all Vifions and Dreams.
18 Now at the End of the Days that the King had said he should bring them in, then the Prince of the Eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar.
19 And the King communed with them, and among them all was found none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah: therefore stood they before the King.
20 And in all Matters of Wisdom and Understanding that the King enquired of them, he found them ten Times better than all the Magicians and Astrologers that were in all his Realm.
21 And continued even unto the first Year of King Cyrus.
t Nebuchadnezzar forgetting his Dream, requireth it of the Chaldeans, by Promises and Threatnings. 1 o They acknowledge their Inability, are judged to die. 14 Daniel obtaining some Respite, findeth the Dream. 19 He blejseth God. 24 He Jlaying the Decree, is brought to the King. 31 The Dream, 36 The Interpretation. 46 Daniel's Advancement,
Ver. 1 A N D in the second Year of his Reign, NebuchadII nezzar dreamed Dreams, wherewith his Spirit was troubled, and his Sleep brake from him.
2 Then the King commanded to call the Magicians, Astrologers, Sorcerers, and the' Chaldeans, for to shew the King his Dreams:
3 And the King said unto them, I have dreamed a Dream, and my Spirit was troubled to know the Dream.
4 Then spake the Chaldeans to the King in Syriack, O King, live for ever: tell thy Servants the Dream, and we Will shew the Interpretation.
5 The King answered and said to the Chaldeans, the Thing is Gone from me: if ye will not make known unto me the Dream, with the Interpretation thereof, ye shall be Cut in Pieces, and your Houses shall be made a Dunghil.
6 But if ye shew the Dream, and the Interpretation thereof, ye shall receive of me Gifts and Rewards, and great Honour:
7 They answered again and said, Let the King tell his Servants the Dream, and we will shew the Interpretation of it.
8 The King answered and said, I know of Certainty that ye would gain the Time, because ye see the Thing is Gone from Me.
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