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The Jeros threatened for idolatry. JEREMIAA.

Their impenitency upbraided. 13 And now, because ye have done all these 33 And the carcasses of this people shall be meat works, saith ihe LORD, and I spake unto you, for the fowls of the heaven, and for the beasts rising up early and speaking, but ye heard not; of the earth; and none shall fray them away. and I called you, but ye answered not;

34 Then will I cause to cease from the cities of 14 Therefore will I do unto this house, which Judah, and froin the streets of Jerusalem, the is called by my naine, wherein ye trust, and unto voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the the place which I gave to you and to your fa- voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the thers, as I have done to Shiloh.

bride: for the land sball be desolate. 15 And I will cast you out of my sight, as I

CHAP. VIII. have cast out all your brethren, even the whole

The calamities of the Jews. seed of Ephraim. 16 Therefore pray not thou for this people, nei- A Ciutat time, saith the LORD, they shall bring

out the bones of the kings of Judah, and ther lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make the bones of his princes, and the bones of the intercession to me: for I will not hear thee. priests, and the bones of the prophets, and the

17 1 Seest thou not what they do in the cities bones of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, out of of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem ?

their graves : 18 The children gather wood, and the fathers 2 And they shall spread them before the sun, kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, and the moon, and all the host of heaven, whom to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to they have loved, and whom they have served, pour out drink-offerings unto other gods, that and after whom they have walked, and whom they may provoke ine to anger.

they have sought, and whom they have worship 19 Do they provoke ine to anger ? saith the ped: they shall not be gathered, nor be buried; Lord: do they not provoke themselves to the ihey shall be for dung upon the face of the earth. confusion of their own faces ?

3 And death shall be chosen rather than life by 20 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, all the residue of them that remain of this evil nincanger and my fury shall be poured out upon family, which remain in all the places whither this place, upon man, and upon beast, and upon I have driven them, saith the LORD of hosts. the trees of ihe field, and upon the fruit of the 4. !! Moreover, thou shalt say unto them, Thus ground; and it shall burn, and shall not be saith the LORD; Shall they fall, and not arise ? quenched.

shall he turn away, and not return? 21 1 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of 5 Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden Israel; Put your burnt-offerings unto your sa- back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast critices, and eat flesh.

deceit, they refuse to return. 22 For I spake not unto your fathers, nor com- 6 I hearkened and heard, but they spake not manded them in the day that I brought them out aright: no man repented him of his wickedness, of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt-otterings saying, What have I done ? every one turned or sacrifices :

to his course, as the horse rusheth into the battle. 23 But this thing commanded I them, saying, 7 Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her ap Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye pointed times; and the turtle, and the crane, shall be my people : and walk

ye in all the ways and ine swallow, observe the time of their comthat I bave commanded you, that it may be well ing; but ny people know not the judgment of uinto you.

I the LORD. 24 But they hearkened not, nor inclined their 8 Hlow do ye say, We are wise, and the law of ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imay, the LORD is with us? Lo, certainly in vain nation of their evil heart, and went backward, inade he it ; the pen of the scribes is in vain. and not forward.

.9 The wise men are ashamed, they are dismay, 25 Since the day that your fathers came forthed and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of out of the land of Egypt unto this day I have even the LORD; and what wisdon is in them? sent unto you all my servants the prophets, daily 10 Therefore will I give their wives unto others, rising up early and sending them:

and their fields to them that shall inherit ther: 26 Yet they hearkened not unto me, nor incli- for every one from the least even unto the greatned their ear, but hardened their neck: they did est. is given to covetousness, from the prophet worse than their fathers.

even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely. 27 Therefore thou shalt speak all these words 11 For they have healed the hurt of the daughunto them; but they will not hearken to thee : ter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; thou shalt also call unto them; but they will not when there is no peace. answer thee.

12 Were they ashamed when they had commit28 But thou shalt say unto them, This is a na- ted abomination ? nay, they were not at alt tion that obeyeth not the voice of the Lord their ashaned, neither could they blush: therefore God, nor receiveth correction: truth is perished, shall they fall among then that fall : in the time and is cut off from their mouth.

of their visitation they shall be cast down, saith 29 41. Cut off thy hair, o Jerusalem, and cast it the LORD. away, and take up a lamentation on high places; 13 11 I will surely consume them, saith the for the Lord hath rejected and forsaken the gen- LORD: there shall be no grapes on the vine, nor cration of his wrath.

figs on the fig-tree, and the leaf shall fade; and 30 For the children of Judah have done evil in the things that I have given them shall pass my sight, saith the Lord: they have set their away from them. abominations in the house which is called by 14 Why do we sit still? assemble yourselves, iny name, to pollute it.

and let us enter into the defenced cities, and let 31 And they have built the high places of To-jus be silent there: for the Lord our God hath phet, which is in the valley of the son of Hin- put us to silence, and given us water of gall 10 nom, to burn their sons and their daughters in drink, because we have sinned against the LORD. the tire; wliich I commanded them not, neither! 15 We looked for peace, but no good came; and came it into my heart.

for a time of health, and behold, trouble! 32 11 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith 16 The snorting of his horses was heard from the Lord, that it shall no more be called To-Dan; the whole land trembled at the sound of phici, nor The valley of the son of Elinnom, but the neighing of his strong ones: for they are The valley of Slaughter: for they shall bury in come, and have devoured the land, and aŭ that l'ophet, till there be no place.

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Their desperate estate bewailed. CHAP. IX, X.

They are exhorted to mourn 17 For behold, I will send serperts, cockatrices, 'whom ncither they nor their fathers have known: among you, which will not be charmed, and and I will send a sword after them, till I bave they shall bite you, saith the LORD.

consunied them. 18'1 When I would comfort myself against sor- 17 11 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Consider row, my heart is faint in me.

ye, and call for thc mourning women, that they 19 Behold the voice of the cry of the daughter may come; and send for cunning women, that of' iny people because of them that dwell in a far they may come: country: Is not the Lord in Zion ? is not her| 18 And let them make haste, and take up a Xing in her ? Why liave they provoked nie to wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with anger with their graven iinages, and with strange lears, and our eyelids gush out with waters. vanities?

19 For a voice of wailing is hcard out of Zion, 20 The harvest is past, the summer is ended, How are we spoiled! we are greatly confound. and we are not saved.

ed, because we have forsaken the land, because 21 For the hurt of the daughter of my people our dwellings have cast us out. am I hurt; I am black; astonishment hath taken 20 Yet hear the word of the LORD, O ye wn holl on me.

men, and let your ear receive the word of his 22 Is there no balm in Gilead ; is there no phy-mouth, and teach your daughters wailing, and sician there? why then is not the health of the every one lier neighbour lamentation. daughter of my people recovered ?

21 For death is come up into our windows, and CUAP. IX.

is entered into our palaces, to cut off the children Jeremiah's lamentation.

from without, and the young men from the streets. # that my lead were waters, and mine eyes 22 Speak, Tous saith the LORD, Even the car. night for the slain of the daughter of my people: field, and as the handful after the harvest-uian,

2 Ol that I had in the wilderness a lodging- and none shall gather them. place of way-faring men; that I miglit Icave my 23 11 Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise jseople, and go from them! for they be all adul- man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty terers, an assembly of treacherous men. man glory in his might, let not the rich man

3 And they bend their tongues like their bow glory in his riches : for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth 24 But let him that glorieth, glory in this, that upon the earth; for they proceed from evil tole understandeth and knoweth me, that I am evil, and they know ot me, saith the LORD. the LORD which exercise loving-kindness, judy

4 Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and ment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in trust ye not in any brother: for every brother these things I delight, saith the Lord. will utterly supplant, and every neiglıbour will 25 1 Behold, the days coine, saith the LORD, walk with slanders.

that I will punish all them which are circumci5 And they will deceive every one his neigh-sed with the uncircumcised; bour, and will not speak the truth: they have 26 Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the chiltaugsit their tongue to speak lies, and weary dren of Aminou, and Moab, and all that are in themselves to comniit iniquity.

the utmost corners, that dwell in the wildero Thy habitation is in the midst of deceit; ness: for all these nations are uncircumcised, through deceit they refuse to know me, saith and all thc house of Israel are uncircumcised in the LORD.

the lieart. 7 Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, Be

CIIAP. X. hold, I will mielt theni, and try them; for how Disparity between God and iduls. shall I do for the daughter of my people ?

speak8 Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it eth unto you, O house of Israel : speaketh deceit : one speaketh peaceably to his 2 Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of vieiglıbour with his mouth, but in heart he lay- the leathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of eth his wait.

heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at theni. 9 1 Shall I not visit them for these things ? 3 For the customs of the people are vain: for saith the Lord: shall not my soul be avenged one culteth a tree out of the forest, the work of on such a nation as this?

the hands of the workman, with the axe. 10 For the mountains will I take up a weeping.4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they and wailing, and for the habitations of the wil- lasten it with nails and with hammers, that it derness a lamentation, because they are burned move not. up, so that none can pass through them; neither 5 They are upright as the palm-tree, but speak can men hear the voice of the cattle: both the not: they must needs be borne, because ihey fowl of the heavens and the beast arc fled; they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they canare gone.

not do evil, neither also is it in them to do good. Jl. And I will make Jerusalem heaps, and a den. Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, of dragons; and I will make the cities of Judah LORD; thou art great, and thy name is great in desolate, without an inhabitant.

might. 1241 Who is the wise man, that may under- 7 Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? stand this? and who is he to whon the mouth or for to thee doth it appertain: forasmuchasanong the LORD liath ken, that he may declare it, all the wise men of the nations, and in all their for what the land perisheth and is burned up, kingdoms, there is none like unto thee. like a wilderness, that none passeth through? 8 But they are altogether brutish and foolish : 13 And the LORD saith, Because they have for- the stock is a doctrine of vanities. saken ny law which I set before them, and liave 9 Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarnot obeyed my voice, neither walked therein ; shish, and gold froin Uphaz, the work of the 14 But have walked after the imagination of workman, and of the hands of the founder: blue their own heart, and after Baalim, which their and purple is their clothing: they are all the fathers taught them;

work of cunning men. 15 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the 10 But the LORD is the true God, he is the liv. God of Israel ; Behold, I will feed them, even ing God, and an everlasting kimg: at his wrath this people, with wormwood, and give them the earth shall trenible, and the nations shall not water of gall to drink.

be able to abide his iudignation. 16 I will scatter them also among the heathen, 11 Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that

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Great evils threatener have not made the heavens and the earth, even but walked cvcry one in the imagination of their they shall perish froin the earth, and from under evil heart: therefore I will bring upon them all these heavens.

the words of this covenant, which I command12 He hath made the earth by his power, heed thein to do; but they did them not. hath established the world by his wisdom, and 9 And the LORD said unto me, A conspiracy is hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion. found among the men of Judali, and among the

13 When he uttereth his voice, there is a mul- inhabitants of Jerusalem. tilude of waters in the heavens, and he causeth 10 They are turned back to the iniquities of the vapours to ascend from the ends of the carih; their foretathers, which refused to hear my he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth words; and they went atter other goils to serve forth the wind out of his treasures.

thcm: the house of Israel and the house of Jure 14 Every man is brurish in his knowledge : dalı have broken ruy covenant which I niade every founder is confounded by the graven im- with their fathers. age: for his molten image is falsehood, and there ! Therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, I is no breath in them.

will bring evil upon them which they shall not 15 Tbey are vanity, and the work of errors: in be able to escape; and though they shall cry the tiine of their visitation they shall perish. unto me, I will not hearken unto them.

16 The Portion of Jacoh is not like thein : for 1? Then shall the cities of Judah and inhabihe is the former of all things ; and Israel is the tants of Jerusalem go, and cry unto the gods unto rout of his inheritance: The LORD of hosts is his whom they offer incense: but they shall not save manne.

them at all in the tinie of their trouble. 17 1 Gather up thy wares out of the land, o 13 For according to the number of thy cities Inhabitant of the fortress.

were thy gous, o Judah; and according to the 18 For this saith the LORD; Behold, I will sling number of the streets of Jerusalem have ye set out the inl.abitants of the land at this once, and up altars to that shameful thing, even altars to will distress them that they may find it so. bir incense to. Baal.

19 Wo is me for my hurt! my wound is 14 Therefore pray not thou for this people, neigricvous: but I said, 'Truly this is a grief, and ther lift up a cry or prayer for them: for I will I must bear it.

not hear them in the tinie that they cry unto nie 20 My labernacle is spoiled, and all my cords for their trouble. are broken: my children are gone forth of ine, 15 What hath my beloved to do in my liouse, and they are not: there is none to stretch forth sceing slie hath wrought lewdness with many : ony tent any more, and to set up my curtains. and the holy flesh is passed from thee? when

1 For the pastors are become bruiish, and have thou doest evil, then thou rejoicest.. not song in the Lord: therefore they shall not 16 The Lord called thy name, A green oliveprosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered. tree, fair, and of goodly fruit: with the noise of

22 Behold, the noise of the bruit is come, and a a great tumult lie hath kindled fire upon it, and great coinmotion out of the north country, to the branches of it are broken. make the cities of Judah desolate, and a den of 17 For the Lord of hosts, that planted thee., dragons.

hath pronounced evil against thee, for the evii 23 TO LORD, I know thut the way of man is of the house of Israel and of the house of Judali, not in hiniself: it is not in man that walketh to which they have done agaiust themselves to prodirect his steps.

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offering incense unto Baal. 24 O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not 18 9 And the Lord hath given me knowledge In thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing. of it, and I know it: then thou shewedst me 25 Pour out thy fury upon the heathen that their doings. know thce not, and upon the families that call 19 But I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought not on thy name: for they have eaten up Jacob, to tlie slaughter; and I knew not that they had and devoured him, and consumed him, and have devised devices against me, saying, Let us demade his habitation desolate.

stroy the tree with the fruit thereof, and let us CHIAP. XI.

cut him off from the land of the living, that his God's covenant proclaimed.

nanie may be no more remembered. word that came to Jeremiah from the 20 But, O LORD of hosts, that judgest righteous

ly, that triest the reins and the heart, let me see Hear ye the words of this covenant, and spcak thy vengeance on them : sor unto thee have I into the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants revealed iny cause. of Jerusalem;

21 Therefore thus saith the LORD of the men 3 And say thou unto them, Thus saith the Lord of Anathotl:, that seek thy life, saying, PropheGod of Israel; Cursed be the man that obeyeth sy not in the name of the LORD, that thoi die not the words of this covenant,

not by our hand: 4 Which I commanded your fathers in the day, 29 Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, Bethat I brought them forth out of the land of hold, I will punish them: the young men shall Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, Obey my die by the sword; their sons and their daughters voice, and do thein, according to all which I shall die by famine: cornmand you: so shall ye be my people, and I.23 And there shall be no remnant of themi: for will be your God:

I will bring evil upon the men of Anathoth, even 5 That I may perform the oath which I have the ycar of their visitation. sworn into your fathers, to give them a land

CIAP. XII. flowing with milk and honey, as it is this day. Prosperity of the wicked lamented. Then answered I, and said, So be it, O LORD.

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IGHTEOUS art thou, O LORD, when I plead 6 Then the LORD said unto me, Proclaiin all with thee: yet let me talk with thee of thy these words iu the cities of Judah, and in the judgments: Wherefore doth the way of the wickstreets of Jerusalem, saying, Hear ye the words led prosper? wherefore are all they happy that of this covenant, and do them.

deal very treacherously? 7 For I earnestly protested unto your fathers 2Thou hast planted thein, yea, they have taken in the day that I brought them up out of the land root: they grow, yea, they bring forth fruit: thout of Egypt, even unto this day, rising early and art near in their mouth, and far from their reins. protesting, saying, Obey my voice.

3 But thoni, O LORD, knowest me: thou hast 8 Yet they obeyed not, nor inclined their ear, seca mue, and tried my heart toward thee: pull

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Return from captivity promised. CHAP. XIII, XIV. The Jews ezkorled to repent. them out like sheep for the slaughter, and pre-| 8 Then the word of the LORD came unto me, pare them for the day of slaughter.

saying, 4 How long shall the land mourn, and the herbs 9 Thus saith the LORD, After this manner will of every field wither, for the wickedness of thein ! mar the pride of Judah, and the great pride of that dwell therein ? the beasts are consumed, and Jerusalem. the birds; because they said, He shall not see 10 This evil people, which refuse to hear my our last end.

words, which walk in the imagination of their 51 If thou hast run with the footmen, and they heart, and walk after other gods, to serve them, have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend and to worship thein, shall even be as this gir. with horses ? and is in the land of peace, wherein dle, which is good for nothing. thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt 11 For as the girdle cleaveth to the loins of a thou do in the swelling of Jordan ?

man, so have I caused to cleave unto ine the 6 For even thy brethren, and the house of thy whole lionse of Israel and the whole house of father, even they liave dealt treacherously with Judah, saith the LORD; that they night be unto ulice; yca, they have called a multitude after me for a people, and for a name, and for a praise, thee: believe them not, though they speak fair and for a glory: but they would not hear. words unto tliee.

12 1 Therefore thou shalt speak unto them this 7 f I have forsaken my house, I have left my word; Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Every heritage; I have given the dearly beloved of my bottle shall be filled with wine: and they shais soul into the hand of her enemies.

say unto thee, Do we not certainly know that 8 My heritage is unto me as a lion in the forest; every bottle shall be filled with wine? it crieth out against me: therefore bavel hated it. 13 Then shalt thou say unto them, Thus saith

9 My heritage is unto me as a speckled bird, the LORD, Behold, I will fill all the inhabitants the birds found about are against her; come ye, of this land, even the kings that sit upon David's assemble all the beasts of the field,come to devour throne, and the priests, and the prophets, and all

10 Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, with drunkenness. they have trodden ny portion under foot, they 14 And I will dash them one against another, have made my pleasant portion desolate'wil-even the fathers and the sons together, saith the derness.

LORD: I will not pity, nor spare, nor have merII They have made it desolate, and being de-cy, but destroy them. solate it mourneth unto me; the whole land is 15 | Hear ye, and give ear; be not proud: for mnade desolate, because no man layeth it to heart. the Lord hath spoken.

12 The spoilers are come upon all high places 16 Give glory to the LORD your God, before Through the wilderness : for the sword of the he cause darkness, and before your feet stumble J.ORD shall devour from the one end of the land upon the dark mountains, and while ye look for even to the other end of the land: no flesh shall light, he turn it into the shadow of death, and

make it gross darkness. 13 They have sown wheat, but shall reap thorns: 17 But if ye will not hear it, my soul shalt they have put themselves in pain, but shall not weep in secret places for your pride; and mine profit; and they shall be ashamed of your reve- eye shall weep sore, and run down with tears, pues because of the fierce anger of the LORD. because the LORD's flock iscarried away captive.

14 Thus saith the LORD against all mine evil. 18 Say unto the king and to the queen, Humineighbours, that touch the inheritance which I ble yourselves, sit down: for your principalities have caused my people Israel to inherit; Behold, shall come down, even the crown of your glory. I will pluck them out of their land, and pluck 19 The citics of the south shall be shut up, and out the house of Judah from among them. none shall open theon : Judah shall be carried

15 And it shall come to pass, after that I have away captive all of it, it shall be wholly carried plucked them out I will return, and have coin-away captive. pilssion on thein, and will bring them again, every 20 Lift up your eyes, and bchuld them that man to his heritage, and every man to his land. come from the north: where is the flock that

16 And it shall come to pass, if they will dili- was given thee, thy beautiful flock? gently learn the ways of ny people, to swear by 21 What wilt thou say when he shall punislı niy name, The LORD liveth; as they taught my thce ? for thou hast lauglet them to be captains, people to swear by Baal; then shall ihey be built and as chief over thee: shall not sorrows take in the nidst of iny people.

thee, as a woman in travail ? ' 17 But if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck 22 11 And if thou say in thy heart, Wherefore up and destroy that nation, saith the LORD. come these things upon nie? For the greatnese CIIAP. XIII.

of thine iniquity are thy skirts discovered, and The type of a linen girdle.

thy heels made bare, thee a linen girdle, and put it upon thy loins, leopard his spots ? then niay ye also do good, it not in water.

that are accustomed to do evil. 2 So I got a girdle according :o the word of the 24 Therefore will I scatter them as the stubble LORD, and put it on my loins.

that passeth away by the wind of the wilderness. 3 And the word of the LORD came unto me the 25 This is thy lot, the portion of thy measures second time, saying,

from me, saith the LORD; because thou last 4 Take the girdle that thou last yot, which is forgotten me, and trusted in falschood. upon thy loins, and arise, go to Euphrates, and 26 Therefore will I discover thy skirts upon hide it there in a holc of the rock.

thy face, that thy shanie may appear. 5 So I went, and hid it by Euphrates, as the. 27 I have seen thine adulteries, and thy neighLORD commanded me.

ings, the lewdness of thy whoredom, and thine 6 And it came to pass after many days, that abominations on the hills in the fields. Wo the LORD said unto ine, Arise, go to Euphrates, unto thee, O Jerusalemi! wilt inou not be made and take the girdle from thence, which I com-clean ? when shall at once be? manded thee to hide there.

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Jeremiah's complaint guish; they are black unto the ground; and the not disgrace the throne of thy glory: remember, cry of Jerusalem is gone up.

break not thy covenant with us. 3 And their nobles have sent their little ones to 99 Are there any among the vanities of the Genthe waters: they came to the pits, and found no tiles that can cause rain ? or can the heavens water; they returned with their vessels empty; give showers? Art not thou he, O LORD our they were ashamed and confounded, and cover-God ? therefore we will wait upon litee: for ed iheir heads.

thou hast made all these things. 4 Because the ground is chapt, for there was no

CHAP. XV. rain in the earth, the ploughmen were aslanied,

The rejection of the Jeros. they covered their heads. 5 Yea, the hind also calved in the field, and T ADN said the LORD unto me, 'Though Moses

and Samuel stood before me, yet my mind forsook it, because there was no grass. could not be toward this people: cast them out

6 And the wild agses did stand in the high of my sight, and let them go forth. places, they snuffed up the wind like dragons ;. 2 And it shall come to pass, if they say unto their eyes did fail, because there was no grass. thee, Whither shall we go forth ? then thou

7 1 0 LORD, though our iniquities testify shalt tell them, Thus saith the LORD; Such as against us, do ihou it for thy nanie's sake: for are for death, to death; and such as are for the our backslidings are many; we have sinned sword, to the sword; and such as are for the against thee.

famine, to the famine; and such as are for the 80 the Hope of Israel, the Saviour thereof in captivity, to the captivity. time of trouble, why shouldest thou be as a 3 And I will appoint over them four kinds, saith stranger in the land, and as a wayfaring nian the LORD: the sword to slay, and the dogs in that turneth aside to tarry for a night? tear, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts 9 Why shouldest thou be as a man astonished, of the earth, to devour and destroy. as a mighty man that cannot save? yet thou, 04 And I will cause them to be renioved into all LORD, art in the midst of us, and we are called kingdoms of the earth, because of Manasseh the by thy name; Icave us not.

son of lezekiah king of Judals, for that which 10 x Thus saith the Lord unto this people, he did in Jerusalem. Thus have they loved to wander, they have noi 5 For who shall have pity upon thce, 0 Jeru' refrained their feet, therefore the LORD doth salem ? or who shall bemoan three? or who shall not accept them; he will bow remember their go aside to ask how thou doest? iniqnity, and visit their sins.

6 Thou hast forsaken mc, saith the LORD, tlour 11 Then said the LORD unto me, Pray not for art gone backward: therefore will I stretch onll this people for their good.

my hand against thee, and destroy thee; I ans 1: When they fast, I will not bear their cry; weary with repenting. and when they offer burnt-offering and an obia- % And I will fan them with a fan in the gates tion, I will not accept them; but I will consume of the land; I will bereave them of children, F them by the sword, and by the famine, and by will destroy my people, since they return not the pesiilence.

from their ways. i3 it Then said 1, Ah Lord God! behold, the 8 Their widows are increased to me above the prophets say unto them, Ye shall not see the sand of the seas: I have brought upon thenr sword, neither shall ye have famine; but I will against the mother of the young men a spoiler give you assured peace in this place.

at nooit-day: I have caused him to fall upon it 14 Then the Lord said unto ine, The prophets suddenly, and terrors upon the city. prophesy lies in my name: 1 sent theni not, 9 She ihat hath borne seven languisheth: she neither have I commanded them, weither spake hath given up the ghost; her sun is gone down unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vi- while it was yet day: she hath been ashanied sion and divination, and a thing of nought, and and coulounded: and the residue of them will i the deceit of their heart.

deliver to the sword betore their enemies, sailla 15 Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the LORD. the prophets that prophesy in uiy name, and I 10 17 Wo is me, my mother, that thou hast sent them not, yet they say, Sword and famibe borne me a man of strife and a man of contentshall not be in this land; By sword and famine tiou to the whole earth! I have neither lent on shall those prophets be consumu.

usury, nor men have lent to me on usury; yet 16 And the people to whom they prophesy shall every one of them doth curse me. be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem, because 11 í'he LORD said, Verily it shall be well with of the famine, and the sword; and they shall thy remnant; verily I will cause the enemy 10 have none to bury them, them, their wives, nor entreat thee well in the time of evil and in the their sons, nor their daughters: for I will pour time of affliction. their wickedness upon them.

12 Shall iron break the northern iron and the 17 | Therefore thou shalt say this word unto sicel? them; Let mine eyes run down with tears night 13 Thy substance and thy treastires will I give and day, and let them not cease: for the virgin to the spoil without price, and that for all thy daughter of my people is broken with a great sins, even in all thy borders. breach, with a very grievous blow.

14 And I will make thee to pass with thine ene. 18 If I go forth into the field, then behold the mies into a land which thou knowest not: for a slain with the sword! and if I enter into the fire is kindled in mine anger, which shall burn city, then behold them that are sick with fa- upon you, mine! yea, both the prophet and the priest go 15 1 O Lord, thout knowest: remember me, about into a land thai they know not.

and visit me, and revenge me of my persecutors; 19 Hast thou utterly rejected Judalı? hath thy take ine not away in thy long-suffering : kuow soul loathed Zion? Why hast thou smitten us, that for 'thy sake I have suffered rebuke. and there is no healing for us? we looked for 16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; peace, and there is no good; and for the time and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of healing, and behold trouble!

ot' my heart: for I am called by thy name, a 20 We acknowledge, O LORD, our wickedness, LORD God of hosts. and the iniquity of our fathers: for we have 17 | sat not in the assembly of the inockers, sinned against thee.

nor rejoiced; I sat alone because of thy hand 21 Do not abhor us; for thy name's sake, dol for thou hast filled me with indignation...

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