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The stability, Sc. of the church. CHAP. XXXII. Jeremiah's prayer and complaint.

32 Not according to the covenant that I made 9 And I bought the field of Hanamneel mine unwith their fathers, in the day that I took them cle's son, that was in Anathoth, and weighed by the hand to bring them out of the land of him the money, even seventeen shekels of silver. Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although). 10 And I subscribed the evidence, and sealed I was a husband unto them, saith the LORD: it, and look witnesses, 231d weighed him tlie

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

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

13 11 And I charged Baruch before them, saying, 35 T Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the .14 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the Israel ; Take these evidences, this evidence of moon and of the stars for a light hy night, which the purchase, both which is sealed, and this evidivideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; dence which is open; and put them in an earthen The LORD of hosts is his name:

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

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

heaven and the carth by thy great power and 38 | Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard that the city shall be built to the LORD from the for thee: tower of Hananeel unto the gate of the corner. 18 Thou shewest loving-kindness unto thon

39 And the ineasuring line shall yet go forth sands, and recompensest the iniquity of the faover against it upon the hill Gareb, and shall thers into the bosoin of their children after them: coinpass about to Goath.

The Great, The Mighty God, The LORD of hosts, 40 And the whole valley of the dead bodies, is his name; and of the ashes, and all the fields unto the brook19 Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for of Kidron, unto the corner of the horse-gate 10-thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the ward the east, shall be holy unto the LORD; sons of men; to give every one according to his it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down any ways, and according to the fruit of his doings: more for ever.

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

of Egypt, even uuto this day, and in Israel, and Jeremiah imprisoned by Zedekiah. among other nien; and hast made thee a name, TIE

THE word that came to Jeremiah froni the as at this day;

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

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

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

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

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

for the city is given into the hand of the Chal6 1 And Jeremiah said, The word of the LORD deans. came unto me, saying,

26 IT Then came the word of the LORD unto 7 Behold, Hanamcel, the son of Sha'lum thine Jeremiah, saying, uncle, shall come unto thee, saying, Buy thee 27 Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: iny field that is in Anathoth: for the right of re- is there any thing too hard for me ? demption is thine to buy it.

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

they have of it for thyself.' Then I knew that this was the fered incense unto Baal, and poured out drinkword of the LORD.

offerings unto other gods, to provoke me to unger. Cod promiseth a gracious return. JEREMIAH. Christ the Branch of righteousness.

30 For the children of Israel and the children. They come 10 fight with the Chaldeans, but of Judah have only done evil before me from it is to fill them with the dead bodies of men, their youth: for the children of Israel have only wlrom I have slain in mine anger and in any provoked me to anger with the work of their fury, and for all whose wickedness I have hid hands, saith the LORD.

my face from this city. 31 For this city hath been to me as a provoca- 6 Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and tion of mine anger and of my rury from the day I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the that they built it even unto this day; that I abundance of peace and truth. should remove it from before my face, 7 And I will cause thc captivity of Judah and

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

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

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

35 And they built the high places of Baal, which that I procure unto it. are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause 10 Thus saith the LORD; Again there shall be their sons and their daughters to pass through lieard in this place, which ye say shall be desothe fire unto Molech; which I commanded them late without man and without beast, even in the not, neither came it into my mind, that they cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, should do thisabomination, to cause Judah tosin. that are desolate, without man, and without in36 # And now therefore thus saith the LORD, habitant, and without beast, the God of Israel, concerning this city, whereof 11 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, ve say, It shall be delivered into the hand of the voice of the bridegroom, and

the voice of the the king of Babylon by the sword, and by the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise famine, and by the pestilence;

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

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

place, which is desolate without man and with 39 And I will give them one heart and one way, out beast, and in all the cities thereof, shall be a that they may fear me for ever, for the good of habitation of shepherds causing their flocks to them, and of their children after them: lie down.

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

41 Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them flocks pass again under the hands of him that good, and I will plant them in this land assured-telleth them, saith the LORD. ly with my whole heart and with my whole soul. 14 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD,

42 For thus saith the LORD; Like as I have that I will perform that good thing which brought all this great evil upon this people, so have promised unto the house of Israel and to will I bring upon them all the good that I have the house of Judah. promised them.

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

44 Men shall buy ficlds for money, and sub- 16 In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jescribe evidences, and seal them, and take wit- rusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name nesses in the land of Benjamin, and in the places wherewith she shall be called, The LORD our about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, and Righteousness. in the cities of the mountains, and in the cities 17 4 For thus saith the LORD; David shall of the valley, and in the citics of the south: for never want a man to sit upon the throne of the I will cause their captivity to return, saith the house of Israel; LORD.

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

man before me to offer burnt-offerings, and to 4 return from captivity foretold. kindle meat-offerings, and to do sacrifice conMOMEO Jeremiah the second'aime, whila melinually and the word of the LORD came unto was yet shut up in the court of the prison, saying, Jeremiah, saying, 2 Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the 20 Thus saith the LORD; If ye can break my LORD that formed it, to establish it; The LORD covenant of the day, and my covenant of the is bis name;

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

David my servant, that he should not have a son 4 For thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, to reign upon his throne; and with the Levites concerning the houses of this city, and concern- the priests, my ministers. ing the houses of the kings of Judah, which are 22 As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, thrown down by the naounts, and by the sword; 'neither the sand of the sea measured : so will i Jerusalem's destruction foretold. CHAP. XXXIV, XXXV. Temperance of the Rechabi!e. multiply the seed of David my servant, and the but your fathers hearkened not unto me, neither J.evites that minister unto me.

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

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

25 Thus saith the LORD; If my covenant be his handmaid, whom he had set at liberty at not with day and night, and if I have not ap- their pleasure, to return, and brought them into pointed the ordinances of heaven and earth; subjection, to be unto you for scrvants and

26 Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob, and for handinaids. David my scrvant, so that I wiil not take any 17 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Ye havo of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abra- not learkened unto me, in proclaiming liberty, ham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I will cause their every one to his brother, and every man to his captivity to return, and have mercy on them. neighbour: behold, ! proclaim a liberty for you, CHAP. XXXIV.

saith the LORD, to the sword, to the pestilence, Zedekiah's captivity foretold. and to the famine; and I will make you to be ine LORD, when Nebuchadnezzar king or| 18 And I will give the men that have trans Babylon, and all his army, and all the kingdoinsgressed iny covenant, which have not performof the earth of his dominion, and all the peo;ile ed ile words of the covenant which they had fought against Jerusalem, and against all the made before me, when they cut the calf in twain, citics thereof, saying,

and passed between the parts thereof, 2 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; Go 19 'l'he princes of Judah, and the princes of Je. and speak to Zedekiah king of Judah, and tell rusalemn, ile cunucns, and the priests, and all him, Thus saith the Lord; Behold, I will give the people of the land, which passed between this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, the parts of the calf;. and he shall burn it with fire:

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

4 Yet hear the word of the LORD, O Zedekiah will I give into the land of their enemies, and king of Judah; Thns saith the LORD of thee, into the hand of them that seek their life, and Thou shalt not die by the s'yord:

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

la desolation without an inhabitant. 6 Then Jeremiah the prophet spake all these

CHAP. XXXV. words unto Zedekiah kingof Judah in Jerusalem, The Jews' disobedience condemned. against Jerusalem, and against a ritme cilesi TILE word which came to Jeremiah from the

Lorr, in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Judah that were left, against Lachish, and Josiah king of Judah, saying, against Azekah: for these defenced cities re- 2 Go unto the housc of the Rechabites, and mained of the cities of Judah.

speak unto them, and bring them into the house 8 ! This

is the word that came unto Jeremiah of the Lord, into one of the chainbers, and give from the LORD, after that the king Zedekiah them wine to drink. bad made a covenant with all the people which 3 Then I took Jaazaniah the son of Jereniah, toere at Jerusalem, to proclaim liberiy unto thein; the son of Ilalaziniah, and his brethren, and ali

9 That every man should let his inan-servant, his sons, and the whole house of the Rechabites ; and every man his maid-servant, being a He-1.4 And 'I brought them into the house of the brew or a Hebrewess, go srce; that none should LORD, into the chamber of the sons of Hanan, serve himself of them, to wit, of a Jew his brother. the son of Igdaliah, a man of God, which was

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

said unto thein, Drink ye wine. n'But afterwards they turned, and cansed the 6 But they said, We will drink no wine: for servants and the handinaids, whom they had let Jonadab tlie son of Rechabour father commandgo free, to return, and brought them lito sub-jed us, saying, Ye shall drink no wine, neither jection

for servants and for handmaids. ye, nor your sons for ever: 12 11 Therefore the word of the LORD came to 7 Neither shall ye build house, nor sow seed, Jeremiah, from the LORD, saying,

nor plant vineyard, nor have any : but all yoll! 13 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; Idays ye shall dwell in tents; that ye may live made a covenant with your fathers in the day many days in the land where ye be strangers. that I brought them forth out of the land of 8 Thus have we obeyed the voice of Jonadab Egypt, out of the house of bond-men, saying, the son of Rechab our father in all that he hath

14 At the end of seven years, let ye go every charged us, to drink no wine all our days, we, man his brother a Hebrew, which hash heen our wives, our sons, yor our daughters; Bold cnto thee; and when he hath served thee 9 Nor to build houses for us to dwell in: nei. six years, thou shalt let him go free from thee;lther have we vineyard, nor field, nor seed:

God blesseth the Rechabites


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

that the Lord hath pronounced against this peo 11 But it came to pass, when Nebuchadrezzar ple. king of Babylon came up into the land, that wel 8 And Baruch the son of Neriah did according said, Come, and let us go to Jerusalem for fear to all that Jeremiah the propliet cominauded of the arıny of the Chaideans, and for fear of the brim, reading in the book llie words of the LORD army of the Syrians: so we dwell at Jerusalem. in the Lord's house.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

now, low didst thou write all diese words at 19 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the his mouth? God of Israel; Jonadab the son of Rechab shall 18 Then Baruch answered them, Ile pronounDot want a inan to stand before me for ever. ced all these words unto me with his inouth, CHAP. XXXVI.

and I wrote them with ink in the book. A roll of threutening prophecies. 19 Then said the princes unto Baruch, Go hide Α'

ND it came to pass in the fourth year of Je-thce, thou and Jeremiah; and let no mau know

hoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, where ye be. that this word came unto Jeremiah from the 2017 And they went in to the king into the LORD, saying,

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

3 It may be that the lıouse of Judah will livar all king, and in the ears of all the princes which the evil which I purpose to do unto thein; that stood beside the king. they may return every man from his evil way; 22 Now the king sat in the winter-house in the that I may forgive their iniquity and their sili. ninth month: and there was a fire ou the hearth 4 Then Jeremiah called Baruch the son of Ne-burning before himn. riah: and Baruch wrote from the inouth of Jere- 23 And it came to pass, that when Jehudi had miah all the words of the LORD, which he had read three or four leaves, he cut it with the penspoken unto him, upon a roll of a book. knife, and cast it into the fire that was on the

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

24 Yel they were not afraid, nor rent their gar6 Therefore go thou and read in the roll, which inents, neither the king, nor any of his servants thou hast written from my mouth, the words of that heard all these words. the LORD in the ears of the people in the Lord's 25 Nevertheless Elnathan and Delaiah and bouse upon the fasting day; and aisu ihou shalt Gemariah' had made intercession to the king read them in the ears of all Judah that come out that he would not burn the roll: but he would of their cities.

not hear thein. 7 lt may be they will present their supplication 26 But the king commanded Jerahmcel the son


Jeremiak denouncet judgments. CHAP. XXXVII, XXXVII.

He is imprisoneel of Hanımelech, and Seraiah the son of Azriel, a captain of the ward was there, whose nanie and Shelemiah the son of Abdeel, lo mke Ba- was Irijah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Hanaruch the scribe and Jeremiah the prophet: but niah; and he took Jeremiah the prophct, saying, the Lord hid them.

Thou fallest away to the Chaldeans. 27 11 Then the word of the LORD came to Jere 14 Then said Jeremiah, It is false ; I fall not niiah, after that the king had bumed the roll, away to thc Chaldeans. But he hearkened not and the words which Baruch wrote at the mouth to him: so Irijah look Jeremiah, and brought of Jeremiah, saying,

him to the princcs. 28 Take thee again another roll, and write in il 15 Wherefore the princes were wroth with Jereall the former words that were in the first roll, iniah, and smote him, and put him in prison in which Jehoiakim king of Judah inath burned. the house of Jonathan the scribe : for they had

29 And thou shalt say to Jehoiakim king of made that the prison. Judah, Thus saith the LORD; Thou hast burned 16 9 When Jeremiah was entered into the dunthis roll, saying, Why hast thou written therein, geon, and into the cabins, and Jeremialı had resaying, The king of Babylon shall certainly come nained there many days; and destroy this land, and shall cause to cease 17 Then Zedekiah the king sent, and took him from thence man and beast ?

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

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

land? 32 1 Then took Jeremiah another roll, and 20 Therefore hear now, I pray thee, O my lord gave it to Baruch the scribe, the son of Neriah; the king: let my supplication, I pray thee, beacwho wrote therein from the mouth of Jeremiali cepted before thee; that thout cause me not 10 all the words of the book which Jehoiakim kin; return to the house of Jonathan the scribe, Icst of Judah had burned in the fire: and there were I die there. added besides unto them many like words. 21 Then Zedekiali the king commanded that CHAP. XXXVII.

they should commit Jeremiah into the court of The siege of Jerusalem raised. the prison, and that they should give him daily ND king Zedekiah the son of Josiah reign- a piece of bread out of the bakers' street, until whoin Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon made miala remained in the court of the prison. king in the land ví Judah.

CIIAP. XXXVIII. 2 But neither he, nor his servants, nor the peo- Jeremiah cast into the dungeon. ple of the landelille spakken me pide Werdere TEN ile he siahne smur, and stars and

LORD, which he spake by the prophet Jeremiah.

son of Sheleniah, and Pashur ilic son of Mal3 And Zedekiah the king sent Jchucal the son chiah, heard the words that Jeremiah had spoof Sheleniah, and Zephaniah the son of Maa- ken unto all the people, saying, sciah the priest to the proplict Jeremial, sayo ? Thus saith the LORD, tle that remaineth in ing, Pray now unto the LORD our God for us. this city shall die by the sword, by the famine,

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

army, which shall take it. 6 1 Then caine the word of the Lord unto the 4 Therefore the princes said unto the king, We prophet Jeremiahı, saying,

bescech thee, let this man be put to deaih: for 7 l'hus saith the Lord, the God of Israel; thus le weakeneth the hands of the men of war Thus shall ye say to the king of Judah, that that remain in this city, and the hands of all the sent you unto me to inquire of me; Reinoiu, people, in speaking such worils unto them : for Pharaoh's army, which is coine forth to help this man sceket not the welfare of this people, you, shall return to Egypt into their own land. but the hurt. 8 And the Chaldeans shall come again, and 5 Then Zedekiah the king said, Behold, he is in figlit against this city, and take it, and burn it your hand : for the king is not he thai can do with fire.

any thing against you. 9 Thus saith the J.ORD; Deceive not your- o 'Then louk they Jeremiah, and cast him into scives, saying, The Chaldeans shall surely de- the dungeon of Malchiah the son of Hammelech, part from us: for they shall not depart. that was in the court of the prison: and they ict 10 For though ye had smitten the whole army down Jerenciah with cords. And in the dungeon of the Chaldeans that fight against you, and there there was no water, bui mire: so Jeremialı sunk renained but wounded men among then, yet in the mire. should they rise up every man in his tent, and 71T Now wlien Ebed-melech the Fthiopian, one bum this city with fire.

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

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


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