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The restoration of the captides.

JEREMIAH. Prophecy of general destruction thou, Jeremiah ? and I said, Figs; the good figs, and an astonishment; and these nations shall very good; and the evil, very evil, that cannot serve the king of Babylon seventy years, be eaten, they are so evil.

12 And it shall come to pass, when seventy 4 11 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, years are accomplished, that I will punish the saying,

King of Babylon, and that nation, saith the 5 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; Like LORD, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chalthese good fige, so will I acknowledge them that deans, and will inake it perpetual desolations. are carried away captive of Judalı, whom I have 13 And I will bring upon that land all my words sent out of this place into the land of the Chal- which I have pronounced against it, even all deans for their good.

that is written in this book, which Jeremiah 6 For I will set mine eyes upon them for good, hath prophesied against all the nations. and I will bring them again to this land: and I 14 For many nations and great kings shall serve will build them, and not pull them down; and I themselves of theni also: and I will recompense will plant them, and not pluck them up. thein according to their deeds, and according to

i And I will give them a heart to know me, the works of their own hands. that I am the LORD: and they shall be my peo-j 15 For thus saith the LORD God of Israel ple, and I will be their God: for they shall re- unto me; Take the wine-cup of this fury at my turn unto me with their whole heart.

hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send 81 And as the evil figs, which cannot be eaten, thee, to drink it. they are so evil; surely ihus saith the LORD, SO 16 And they shall drink, and be moved, and be will I give Zedekiah the king of Judah, and his mad, because of the sword that I will send princes, and the residue of Jerusalem, that re- among them. main in this land, and them that dwell in the 17 Then took I the cup at the Lord's hand, Jand of Egypt:

and made all the nations to drink, unto whom 9 And I will deliver them to be removed into the Lorr had sent me: all the kingdcms of the earth for their hurt, to 18 To wit, Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah, be a reproach and a proverb, a taunt and a and the kings thereof, and the princes thereof, to curse, in all places whither I shall drive thein. inake them a desolation, an astonishineni, a 10 And I will send the sword, the famine, and hissing, and a curse; as it is this

day; the pestilence, among them, till they be con- 19 Pharaoh king of Egypt, and his servants, suned from off the land that I gave unto them and his princes, and all his people; and to their fathers.

20 And all the mingled people, and all the kings CHAP. XXV.

of the land of Uz, and all the kings of the land of The Babylonish captivity foretold. the Philistines, and Ashkelon, and Azzah, and

all the people of Judah in the fourth year 21 Edom, and Moah, and the children of Aminon, oi Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, 22 And all the kings of Tyrus, and all the kings that was the first year of Nebuchadrezzar king of Zidon, and the kings of the isles which are of Babylon;

beyond the sea, 2 The which Jeremiah the prophet spake unto. 23 Dedan, and Tema, and Buz, and all that ars all the people of Judah, and wo all the inhabi- in the utmost corners, tants of Jerusalem, saying,

24 And all the kings of Arabia, and all the kings 3 From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of the mingled people that dwell in the desert, of Amon king of Judah, even unto this day, that 25 And all the kings of Zimri, and all the kings is the three and twentieth year, the word of the of Elam, and all the kings of the Medes, LORD hath come unto me, and I have spoken 26 And all the kings of the north, far and near, uinto you, rising early and speaking; but ye one with another, and all the kingdoms of the have not hearkened.

world, which are upon the face of the earth: and 4 And the LORD hath sent unto you all his scr- the king of Sheshach shall drink after them. vants the prophets, rising early and sending 27 Therefore thou shalt say unto them, Thus them; but ye liave not hearkened, nor inclined saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel ; Drink your ear to hear.

ye, and be drunken, and spue, and fall, and rise 5 They said, Turn ye again now every one no more, because of the sword which I will send from his evil way, and from the evil of your among you. doings, and dwell in the land that the LORD 28 And it shall be, if they refuse to take the hath given unto you and to your fathers for cup at thy hand to drink, then shalt thou say ever and ever:

unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Ye 6 And go not after other gods to serve them, shall certainly drink. and to worship them, and provoke me not tol. 29 For lo, I begin to bring evil on the city which anger with the works of your hands; and I will is called by my name, and should ye be utterly do you no hurt,

unpunished? Ye shall not be unpunished : for 7 Yet ye have not hearkened unto me, saith the I will call for a sword upon all the inhabitants LORD ; that ye might provoke ine to anger with of the earth, saith the LORD of hosts the works of your hands to your own hurt. 30 Therefore prophesy thou against them all 8 11 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; these words, and say unto them, 'The LORD shall Because ye have not heard my words,

roar from on high, and utter his voice from luis 9 Behold, I will send and take all the families holy habitation;

he shall mightily roar upon his of the north, saith the LORD, and Nebuchadrez- habitation; he shall give a shout, as they that zar the king of Babylon, my servant, and will tread the grapes, against all the inhabitants of bring them against this land, and against the the earth. inhabitants thereof, and against all these nations 31 A noise shall come even to the ends of the round about, and will utterly destroy them, and carth; for the LORD hath a controversy with make them an astonishment, and a hissing, and the nations, he will plead with all fesh; he will porpetual desolations. 10 Moreover I will take from them the voice of the LORD.

give them that are wicked to the sword, saith mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the 32 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Behold, evil bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the sound shall go forth from nation to nation, and a great of the millstones, and the light of the candle. whirlwind shall be raised up froin the coasts of 11 And this whole land shall be a desolation, the earth.

Jeremiah is arraigned.

He is acquitted 33 And the slain of the LORD shall be at that hath sent me unto you to speak all these words day from one end of the earth even unto the in your ears. olher end of the earth: they shall not be lament- 16 11 Then said the princes and all the people ed, neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be unto the priests and to the prophets; This man dung upon the ground.

is not worthy to die: for he hath spoken to us 34 itilowl, ye shepherds, and cry; and wallow in the name of the LORD our God. yourselves in the ashes, ye principal of the floek: 17 Then rose up certain of the elders of the for the days of your slaughter and of your dis- land, and spake to all the assenibly of the peopersions are accomplished; and ye shall fall like ple, saying, a pleasant vessel.

18 Micah the Morasthite prophesiod in the days 35 And the shepherds shall have no way to of Hezekiah king of Judah, and spake to all the Nee, nor the principal of the flock to escape. people of Judah, saying, Thus saith the LORD

36 A voice of the cry of the shepherds, and a of bosts; Zion shall be plonglied like a field, and howling of the principal of the flock, shall be Jerusalein shall become heaps, and the mountain heard: for the Lord hath spoiled their pasture. of the house as the high places of a forest. 37 And the peaceable habitations are cut down 19 Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all Judah because of the fierce anger of the LORD. put him at all to death ? did he not fear the

38 He hath forsaken his covert, as the lion: for Lorn, and besought the LORD, and the LORD their land is desolate because of the fierceness of repented him of the evil which he had pronounthe oppressor, and because of his fierce anger. ced against them ? Thus night we procure great CHAP. XXVI.

evil against our souls. Jeremiah exhorteth to repentance. 20 And there was also a man that prophesied Is .

son or Josiah king of Judah came this word maiah of Kirjath-jearim, who prophesied against from the LORD, saying,

this city and against this land according to all Thus saith the LORD; Stand in the court of the words of Jeremiah: the Lord's house, and speak unto all the cities 21 And when Jehoiakim the king with all his of Judah, which come to worship in the Lord's nighty men, and all the princes, heard his words, house, all the words that I coinmand thee to the king sought to put him to death: but when speak unto them; diminish not a word: Urijah heard it, he was afraid, and fled, and went

3 If so be they will hearken, and turn every into Egypt ; man from his evil way, that I may repent me of 22 And Jehoiakim the king sent men into Egypt, the evil, which I purpose to do unto them be-namely, Elnathan the son of Achbor, and certain cause of the evil of their doings.

men with him into Egypt. 4 And thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the 23 And they fetched forth Urijah out of Egypt, Lord, If ye will not hearken to me to walk in and brought him unto Jehoiakim the king; who my law, which I have set before you, slew him with the sword, and cast his dead body

5 To hearken to the words of my servants the into the graves of the common people. prophets, whoin 1 sent unto you, both rising up 24 Nevertheless, the hand of Åhikam the son early, and sending them, but ye have not licar- of Shaphan was with Jeremiah, that they should kened;

not give him into the hand of the people to put 6 Then will I make this house like Shiloh, and him to death. will make this city a curse to all the nations of

CHAP. XXVII. the earth.

Nebuchadnezzar's conquests typified. the priests and the

N the beginning the reign of Jehoiakim tha

in the house of the LORD.

unto Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, 8 1 Now it came to pass, when Jeremiah had 2 Thus saith the LORD to me; Make thee bonda made an end uf speaking all that the Lord had and yokes, and put them upon thy neck, commanded him to speak unto all the people, 3 And send them to the king of Edom, and to that the priests and the prophets and all the peo- the king of Moab, and to the king of the Ample took him, saying, Thou shalt surely die. monites, and to the king of Tyrus, and to the 9 Why hast thou prophesied in the name of the king of Zidon, by the hand of the messengers LORD, saying, This house shall be like Shiloh, which come to Jerusalem unto Zedekiab king and this city shall be desolate without an inha- of Judah; bitant? And all the people were gathered against 4 And command them to say unto their mas Jeremiah in the house of the LORD.

ters, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of 10 17 When the princes of Judah heard these Israel; Thus shall ye say unto your masters; things, then they came up froin the king's house 5 I have made the earth, the man and the beast unto the house of the LORD, and sat down in the that are upon the ground, by my great power entry of the new gate of the LORD's house. and by my out-stretched arm, and have given 11

11 Then spake the priests and the prophets unto unto whom it scemed meet unto me. the princes and to all the people, saying, This 6 And now have I given all these lands into man is worthy to die; for he hath prophesied the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babyagainst this city, as ye have heard with your ears. lon, my servant; and the beasts of the field have

12 11 Then spake Jeremiah unto all the princes, I given him also to serve him. and to all the people, saying, The LORD sent me 7 And all natio shall serve him, and his son, 10 prophesy against this house and against this and his son's son, until the very time of his land city all the words that ye have heard. come: and then many nations and great kinga

13 Therefore now amend your ways and your shall serve themselves of him. doings, and obey the voice of the LORD your 8 And it shall come to pass, that the nation God; and the LORD will repent him of the evil and kingdom which will not serve the same No that he hath pronounced against you. buchadnezzar the king of Babylon, and that will

14. As for ine, behold, I am in your hand: do not put their neck under the yoke of the king of with ine as seemeth good and meet unto you: Babylon, that nation will l punish, saith the

15 But know ye for certain, that if ye put me LORD, with the sword, and with the famine; 10 death, ye shall surely bring innoceni blood and with the pestilence, until I bave consumed upon yourselves, and upon this city, and upon them by his hand. the inhabitants thereof for of a truth ibe LORD! 9 Therefore hearken not ye to your prophets,


Jeremiah echorleth Zedekiak.


Jeremiah's yoke broken. nor to your diviners, nor to your dreamers, nor the LORD; for I will break the yoke of the king to your crichanters, nor in your sorcerers, which of Babylon. speak unto you, saying, Ye shall not serve the 5. Then the prophet Jeremiah said unto the king of Babylon:

prophet Hananiah in the presence of the priesta, 10 or they prophesy a lie unto you, to remove and in the presence of all the people that stood you far from your land; and that I should drive in the house of the LORD, you out, and ye should perish.

6 Even the prophet Jeremiah said, Amen: the 11 But the nations that bring their neck under LORD do so: the LORD perform thy words which the yoke of the king of Babylon,

and serve him, thou hast prophesied, to bring again the vessels those will I let remain still in their own land, of ihe LORD's house, and all that is carried away saith the LORD; and they shall till it, and dwell captive, from Babylon into this place. therein.

7 Nevertheless, hear thou now this word that 12 11 I spake also to Zedekiah king of Judah I speak in thine ears, and in the ears of ail the according to all these words, saying, Bring your people; pecks under the yoke of the king of Babylon, 8 The prophets that have been before me and and serve him and his people, and live. before thee of old, prophesied both against many 13 Why will ye die, thou and thy people, by countries, and against great kingdoins, of war, the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence, and of evil, and of pestilence. as the LORD hath spoken against the nation that 9 The prophet which prophesieth of peace, when will not serve the king of Babylon ?

the word of the prophet shall come to pass, then 14 Therefore hearken not unto the words of the shall the prophei be known, that the LORD hath prophets that speak unto you, saying, Ye shall truly sene him. not serve the king of Babylon; for they prophe- 10 T Then Hananiah the prophet took the yoke sy a lie unto you.

from offthe prophet Jeremiah's neck,and brakeit. 15 For I have not sent them, saith the LORD, 11 And Hananiah spake in the presence of all yet they prophesy a lie in my name; that I might the people, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Even drive you out, and that ye might perish, ye, and so will I break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king the prophets that prophesy unto you.

of Babylon from the neck of all nations within 16 Also I spake to the priests and to all this peo- the space of two full years. And the prophet ple, saying, Tbus saith the LORD; Hearken not Jeremiah went his way. io the words of your prophets that prophesy unto r2 1 Then the word of the LORD came unto you, saying, Behold, the vessels of the LORD's Jereiniah the prophet, after that Hananiah the house shall now shortly be brought again from prophet had broken the yoke from off the neck Babylon: for they prophesy a lie unto you. of the prophet Jeremiah, saying, 17 Hearken not unto them; serve the king of 13 Go and tell Hananiah, saying, Thus saith Babylon, and live: wherefore should this city the LORD; Thou hast broken the yokes of wood; be laid waste ?

but thou shalt make for them yokes of iron. 18 But if they be prophets, and if the word of 14 For thus saith the LORD of hos!s, the God the LORD be with them, let them now make in- of Israel; I have put a yoke of iron upon the tercession to the LORD of hosts, that the vessels neck of all these nations, that they may serve which are left in the house of the LORD,

and in Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; and they shall the house of the king of Judah, and at Jerusa- serve him: and I have given him the beasts of lem, go not to Babylon.

the field also. 1911 For thus saith the LORD of hosts concern- 15 91 Then said the prophet Jeremiah unto Ha. ing the pillars, and concerning the sea, and con- naniah the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah ; the cerning the bases, and concerning the residue of LORD hath not sent thee; but thou makest' this the vessels that remain in this city,

people to trust in a lie. 20 Which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon

took '16 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will not, when he carried away captive Jeconiah the cast thee from off the face of the earth: this year son of Jehoiakiın king of Judah froin Jerusalem thou shalt die, because thou hast taught rebel10 Babylon, and all the nobles of Judah and Je-lion igainst the LORD. rusalem;

17 So Hananiah the prophet died the same year 21 Yea, thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God in the seventh montli. of Israel, concerning the vessels that remain in

CHAP. XXIX. the house of the LORD, and in the house of the Jeremiah's letter to the captides. king of Judah and of Jerusalem;

of 22 They shall be carried to Babylon, and there Jeremiah the prophet sent from Jerusalem shall they be unlil the day that I visit them, saith unto the residue of the elders which were carthe LORD; then will I bring them up, and re- ried away captives, and to the priests, and to the store thein to this place.

prophets, and to all the people whom NebuchadCHAP. XXVIIS.

nezzar had carried away captive from JerusaHananiah's false prophecy.

lem to Babylon; ND it came to pass the same vear, in the bc- 2 (After that Jeconiah the king, and the queen, Judah, in the fourth year, and in the fifth month, salem, and the carpenters, and the suniths, were trat Hananiah the son of Azer the prophet, departed from Jerusalem ;) which was of Gibeon, spake unto me in the house 3 By the hand of Elasah the son of Shaphan, of the LORD, in the presence of the priests, and and Gemarialı the son of Hilkiah, (whom Zedeof all the people, saying,

kiah king of Judah sent unto Babylon to Nebu 2 Thus speakech the LORD of hosts, the God of chadnezzar king of Babylon) saying, Israel, saying, I have broken the yoke of the 4 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Isking of Babylon.

rael, unto all that are carried away captives, 3 Within two full years will I bring again into whom I have caused to be carried away from this place all the vessels of the Lord's house, Jerusalem untu Babylon; that Nebuchadnezzar king of Baby on took away 5 Build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant from this place, and carried them to Babylon.gardens, and eat the fruit of themn; 4 And I will bring again in this place Jeconiah 5 Také ye wives, and beget sons and daughthe son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, with all the crs; and take wives for your sons, and give captives of Judah, that went into Babylon, saith your daughters to husbands, that they may beas


OS Arab and Zedekiah, lying prophets. CHAP. XXX. Jeremiah readeth Shemaiah's door sons and daughters; that ye may be increased of Jehoiada the priest, that ye should be officers there, and not diminished.

in the house of the LORD, for every man that is 7 And seek the peace of the city whither I have mad, and maketh himselt a prophet, that thon caused you to be carried away captives, and pray shouldest put him in prison, and in the stocks. unto the LORD for it: for in the peace thereof 27 Now therefore why hast thou not reproved shall ye have peace.

Jeremiah of Anathoth, which maketh himself a 81 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God prophet to you? of Israel; Let not your prophets and your divi-| 28 For therefore he sent unto us in Babylon, ners, thai be in the midst of you, deceive you, saying, This captivity is long: build ye houses, neither hearken to your dreams which ye cause and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eai to be dreamed.

the fruit of them. 9 For they prophesy falsely unto yon in my name: 29 And Zephaniah the priest rend this letter in I have not sent them, saith the LORD.

the ears of Jeremiah the prophet. 10 1 For thus saith the LORD, That after se- .30 11 Then came the word of the LORD unto venty years be accomplished at Babylon I will Jeremiah, saying, visit you, and perform my good word toward 31 Send to all them of the captivity, saying, you, in causing you to return to this place. Thus saith the LORD concerning Shemaiah the

11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward Nehelamite; Because that Shemaiah hath proyou, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not phesied unto you, and I sent him not, and he of evil, to give you an expected end.

caused you to trust in a lie: 12 Tlien shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go 32 Therefore thus saith the LORD: Behold, I and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. will punish Sliemaiah the Nehelamite, and his

13 And ye shall seek ine, and find me, when ye seed: he shall not liave a man to dwell among shall search for me with all your heart. this people; neither shall he behold the good that

14 And I will be found of you, saith the LORD : I will do for my people, saith the LORD ; because and I will turn away your captivity, and I will he hath taughi rebellion against the LORD. gather you from all the nations, and from all the

CHAP. XXX. places whither I have driven you, saith the A return from captivity foreshewn. Whence and tested y bring your main woede place T Lexword vinat came to Jeremiah from the

15 T Because ye have said, The LORD hath. 2 Thus speaketh the LORD God of Israel, sayraised us up prophets in Babylon;

ling, Write thee all the words that I have spoken 16 Know that thus saith the Lord of the king unto thee in a book. that sitteth upon the throne of David, and of all 3 For lo, the days come, saith the LORD, that I the people that dwelleth in this city, and of your will bring again the captivity of my people isbrethren that are not gone forth with you into rael and Judah, saith the LORD and I will captivity;

cause them to return to the land that I gave to 11 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will their fathers, and they shall possess it. send upon them the sword, the famine, and the 411 And these are the words that the LORD spake pestilence, and will make them like vile figs, that concerning Israel, and concerning Judah. cannot be eaten, they are so evil.

5 For thus saitn the LORD; We have heard a 18 And I will persecute them with the sword, voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace. with the fainine, and with the pestilence, and! 6 Ask ye now, and sec whether a nian doth will deliver them to be removed to all the king- travail with child ? wherefore do I see every doms of the earth, to be a curse, and an aston-man with his hands on his loins, as a woman ishment, and a hissing, and a reproach, among in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness ? all the nations whither I have driven them: 7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is

19 Because they have not hearkened to my like it: it is even the line of Jacob's trouble, words, saith the LORD, which I sent unto thein but he shall be saved out of it. by my servants the prophets, rising up early and 8 For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the sending them; but ye would not hear, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will break his yoke froin LORD.

offthy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and stran20 1 Hear ye therefore the word of the LORD, gers shall no more serve themselves of him: all ye of the captivity, whom I have sent from 9 But they shall serve the LORD their God, and Jerusalem to Babylon :

David their king, whom I will raise up unto them. 21 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Is- 10 Therefore fear thou not, O my servant rael, of Ahab the son of Kolaiah, and of Zedekiah Jacob, saith the LORD; neither be disinayed, o the son of Maaseiah, which prophesy a lie unto Israel: for lo, I will save thee from afar, and you in my name; Behold, I will deliver them thy seed from the land of their captivity; and into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Baby- Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be lon; and he shall slay them before your eyes; quiet, and none shall make him afraid. 22 And of them shall be taken up a curse hy all 11 For I am with thee, saith the LORD, to save the captivity of Judah which are in fabylon, thee: though I make a full end of all nations saying, the LORD make thee like Zedekiah and whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not like Ahab, whom the king of Babylon roasted make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee in the fire ;

in measure, and will not leave thee altogether Because they have committed villany in Is- unpunished. rael, and have committed adultery with their 18 For thus snith the LORD, Tliy bruise is incuneighbours' wives, and have spoken lying words rahle, and thy wound is grievous. in my name, which I have not commanded them; 13 There is none to plead thy cause, that thou even I know, and am a witness, saith the

LORD. mayest be bound up: thou hast no healing nieT Thus shalt thou also speak w Slemaiah the dicines. Nelielamite, saying,

14 All thy lovers have forgotten thee; they seek 25 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, the God or thee not; for I have wounded thee with the Israel, saying, Because thou hast sent letters in wound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a thy name unto all the people that are at Jerusa- cruel one, for the multitude of thine iniquity; lem, and to Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah the because thy sins were increased. priest, and to all the priests, saying,

15 Why criest thou for thine affliction ? thy 26 The LORD hath made thee priest in the stead sorrow is incarable for the multitude of thine

Wrath shall fall on the wicked.

JEREMIAH. Rachel mourning is comforted Iniquity: because thy sins were increased, I 11 For the LORD hath redeemed Jacoh, and have done these things unto thee.

ransomed him from the hand of him that was 16 Therefore all they that devour thee shall be stronger than he. devoured; and all thine adversaries, every one. 19 Therefore they shall come and sing in the of them shall go into captivity; and they that height of Zion, and shall flow together to the spoil thee shall

be a spoil, and all that prey upon goodness of the LORD, for wheat, and for wine, thee will I give for a prey.

and for oil, and for the young of the flock and of 17 For I will restore liealth unto thee, and I the herd: and thcir soul shall be as a watered garn will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD ; den ; and they shall not sorrow any more at all. because they called thee an 'Outcast, saying, 13 'Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after. both young men and old together : for I will 181 'Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will bring turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort again the captivity of Jacob's tents, and have thenı, and make them rejoice from their sorrow. niercy on his dwelling-places; and the city shall 14 And I will satiate the soul of the priests with be builded upon her own heap, and the palace fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with shall remain after the manner thereof.

my goodness, saith the Lord. 19 And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving. 15 T Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard and the voice of them that makc merry: and I in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rawill mu.uply them, and they shall not le few; Ichel weeping for her children refused to be comwill also glorify them, and they shall

not be small. forted for her children, because they were not. 20 Their children also shall be as aforetisne, and 16 Thus saith the LORD; Refrain thy voice their congregation shall be established before from weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy me, and I will punish all that oppress them. work shall be rewarded, saith the LORD ; and

21 And their nobles shall be or themselves, and they shall coine again from the land ofthe enemy. their governor shall proceed from the niidst of, 17 And there is hope in thine end, saith the them; and I will cause hun to draw near, and Lord, that thy children shall come again to their he shall approach unto me: for who is this that own border. engaged his heart to approach unto me ? saith 18 11 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning the LORD.

himself thus ; Thou hast cliastised me, and I 22 And ye shall be my people, and I will be your was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the God.

yoke : turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for 23 Behold, the whirlwind of the LORD goeth ihou art the LORD my God. forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind: it shall 19 Surely after that I was turned, I repented ; fall with pain upon the head of the wicked. and after that I was instructed, I smote upon

24 The fierce anger of the LORD shall not re- any thigh: I was ashained, yea, even confoundturn, until he have done it, and until he have ed, because I did bear the reproach of my youth. performed the intents of his heart: in the laiter 20 Is Eplıraim my dear son ? is he a pleasant days ye shall consider it.

child ? for since I spake against him, I do earCHAP. XXXI.

nestly remen ber him still: therefore my bowels The restoration of Israel.

are troubled for him ; I will surely have mercy A , , make thee high

T the same time, saith the Lord, will I be upon himn, saith the LORD. they shall be my people.

heaps: set thy hcart toward the higbway, even 2 'Thus saith the LORD, The people which were the way which thou wentest: turn again, 0 vir left of the sword found grace in the wilderness ; gin of Israel, turn again to these thy cities. even Israel, when I went to cause him to rest. 22 11 How long wilt thou go about, Othou backsli

3 The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, suy- ding daughter? for the LORD hath created a new ing, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting thing in the earth, A woman shall compass a man. love: therefore with loving-kindness have 23. Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Isdrawn thee.

rael; As yet they shall use this speech in the 4 Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be land of Judah and in the cities thereof, when I built, o virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be shall bring again their captivity; The LORD adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt go forth in bless thee, o habitation of justice, and mountain the dances of them that make merry.

of holiness. 5 Thou shalt yet plant vines upon the moun- 24 And there shall dwell in Judah itself, and in lains of Samaria : the planters shall plant, and all the cities thereof together, husbandmen, and shall eat them as common things.

they that go forth with flocks. 6 For there shall be a day, that the watchmen 25 For I have satiated the weary soul, and I upon the mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise ye, lave replenished every sorrowful soul. and let us go up to Zion unto the Lord our God. 26 Upon this I awaked, and beheld; and my 7 For thus saith the LORD; Sing with gladness sleep was sweet unto me, for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the 27 1 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, nations : publish ye, praise ye, and say, O LORD, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house save thy people, the reninant of Israel. of Judah with the seed of man, and with the

8 Behold, I will bring them from the north seed of beast. country, and gather them from the coasts of the 28 And it shall come to pass, that like as I have earth, and with them tha blind and the lame, the watched over them, to pluck up, and to break woman with child and her that travaileth with down, and to throw down, and to destroy, and child together : a great company shall return to afflict; so will I watch over them, to build thither.

and to plant, saith the LORD. 9 They shall come with weeping, and with sup- 29 In those days they shall say no more, Tho plications will I lead them; I will cause them fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the chilio walk by the rivers of waters in a straight dren's teeth are get on edge. way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am 30 But every one shall die for his own iniquia father to Israel, and Ephraim is my first-born. ty: every man that eateth the snur grape, bis

10 1 Hear the word of the LORD, O'ye nations, teeth shall be set on edge. and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He 31 Beholl, the days come, salth the LORD, that that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep I will make a new covenant with the house of him, as a shepherd doth his flock.

Isracl, and with the house of Judab:

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