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Jeremiah drawn out of the dungeon. JEREMIAN.

Zedekiah's eyes put oul and he is like to die for hunger in the place where all these words that the king hard cornmanded. he is : for there is no more breail in the city. So they leti ofi'speaking with hisa; for the mal10 Then the king commanded Ebed-melech the ter was not perceived. Ethiopian, saying, Take from hence thirty men 23 So Jeremiah above in the court of the prison with thee, and take up Jeremiah the prophet until the day that Jerusalem was taken: and he out of the dungeon, before he die.

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

CHIAP. XXXIX. went into the house of the king under the trea- Jerusalem besieged and taken. sury, and took thence cold cast ciputs and old rot

: In the ninth

year of Zel ekialkineet Judah, in dungeon to Jeremiah.

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

city was broken up. 13 80 they drew up Jeremiah with cords, and 3 And all the princes of the king of Babylon took him up out of the dungeon: and Jeremial came in, and sat in the middle gate, even Nergalreinained in the court of the prison.

sharezer, Samgar-nebo, Sarsechim, Rab-saris, 14 11 Then Zedekiah the king sent, and took Nergal-sharezer, Rab-mag, with all lhe residue Jeremiah the prophet unto him into the third en- of the princes of the king of Babylon. try that is in the house of the Lord: and the 4 I And it came to pass, that when Zedekiah king snid unto Jeremiah, I will ask thee a thing; the king of Judah saw them, and all the men of hide nothing from me.

war, then they fled, and went forth out of the 15 Then Jeremial said unto Zedekiah, If I de- city by night, by the way of the king's garden, clare it unto thee, wilt thou not surely put mne by the gate betwixt the tivo walls: and lie weni to death ? and if I give thee counsel, wili thu hot out the way of the plain. hearken into me ?

5 But the Chaldeans' army pursued after them, 16 So Zedekiah the king sware secretly unto and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho: Jeremiah, saying, As the LORD liveth, that made and when they had taken hinn, they brought him us this soul, I will not put thee to death, neither up to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to Rib will I give thice into the hand of these men that lah in the land of Hamath, where he gave judg. Beek thy life.

ment upon him. 17 Then said Jeremiah untn Zedekiah, Thus 6 Tlicn the king of Babylon slew the sons of saith the LORD, the God of hosts, the God of 1s- Zedekiah in Riblah before his eyes : also the rael; If thou wilt assuredly go forth unto the king of Babylon siew all the nobles of Judab. king of Babylon's princes, then thy soul shall 7 Moreover he put out Zedekiah's eyes, and live, and this city shall not be burned with fire; bound him with chains, to carry him to Babylon. and thou shalt live, and thy house:

891 And the Chaldeans burned the king's house, 18 But if thou wilt not go forth to the king of and the liouses of the people, with fire, and brake Babylon's princes, then shall this city be given down the walls of Jerusalein. into the hand of the Chaldeans, and they shall 9 Then Ncbuzar-ajan the captain of the guard burn it with fire, and thou shall not escape our carried away captive into Babylon the remnant of their hand.

of the people that remained in the city, anıt those 19 And Zedekiah the king said unto Jeremiah, that fell aivay, that fell to hiin, with the rest of I am afraid of the Jews wat are fallen to the the people that remained. Chaldeans, lest they deliver me into their band, 10 Bul Nebrizar-adan the captain of the guard and they mock me.

left of the poor of the people, which liad noiking, 20 But Jeremiah said, They shall not deliver in the land of Judah, and gave them vineyards thee. Obey, I beseech thee, the voice of the and fields at the same time. LORD, which I speak unto thee: so it shall be 11 1 Now Nebuchadrezzarking of Babylon gave well unto thee, and thy soul shall live. charge concerning Jeremiah to Nebuzar-adan 21 But if thou refuse to go forth, this is the word the captain of the guard, saying, that the LORD hath shewed me:

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

23 So they shall bring out all thy wives and thy'14 Even they sent, and took Jeremiah out of children to the Chaldeans: and thou shall not the court of the prison, and committed him unto escape out of their hand, but shalt be taken by Gedaliah the son of A hikam the son of Shaphan, the hand of the king of Babylon: and thou shalt that he should carry him lome: so he dwell cause this city to be burned with fire.

among the people. 24 11 Then said Zedekiah unto Jeremiah, let 15 Now the word of the LORD came unto no man know of these words, and thou shali Jeremials, while he was shut up in the court of not die.

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

17 But I will deliver thce in that day, saith the 20 Then thou shalt say unto them, I presented LORD: and thou shalt not be given into the hand my supplication before the king, that lie would of the men of whom thou art afraid. not cause me to relurn to Jonathan's house, to 18 For I will surely deliver thee, and thou shalt die there.

not fall by the sword, but thy life shall be for a 27 Then came all the princes into Jeremiah, I prey into thee: because thou hast put thy trust in and asked him: and he told thein according to iue, saith the LORD.

The Jews repair to Gedaliah CIIAP. XI., XLI Johanan recovereth the captioca CUAP. Xl..

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

Nethaniah, and no mar shall know it: whereTHE word which vanie to Jeremiah from the fore should he slay thee, that all the Jews which of the guard had let him go froin Ramah, when the remnant in Judah perish? be had taken him being bound in chains among.16 But Gedaliah the son of Alikam said unto all that were carried away captive of Jerusalem. Johanan the son of Kareah, Thou shall not du and Judah, which were carried away caplive this thing: for thou speakest falsely of lluvael. unto Babylon.

CHAP. XLI. 2 And the captain of the guard took Jeremiah, Ishmael slayeth Gedaliah, &c. and

said unto him, The LORD thy God hath pro-Nieme shmael the son of Nethaniah the sun nounced this evil upon this place.

3 Now the lord liath brought it, and done ac- of Elishama, of the seed royal, and the princes cording as he hath said: because ye have sinned of the king, even ten men with himn, came unto against the Lord, and have not obeyed his Gedaliah the son of Ahikam to Mizpah; and voice, therefore this thing is come upon you. there they did cat bread together in Mizpah.

4 And now, behold, I loose thec this day from 2 Then arose Ishmael the son of Nethaniali, the chains which werc upon thy hand. If it seem and the ten men that were with him, and smoto good unto thee to come with me into Babylon, Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan coine; and I will look well unto Hee: but if ii with the sword, and slew him, whom the king of seem ill unto thee to come with me into Baby- Babylon had made governor over the land. lon, forbear: behold, all the land is before thee: 3 Ishmael also slew all the Jews that were with whither it seemeth youd and convenient for thechin, even with Gedaliah, at Mizpah, and the Lo go, thither go.

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

and incense in their land, to bring them to the 6 Then went Jeremiah unto Gedaliah the son house of the LORD. of Alikam to Mizpah; and dwelt with himn 6 And Islımael the son of Nethaniah went fort! among the people that were left in the land. from Mizpah to meet thiem, weeping all along as 71 Now when all the captains of the forces he went: and it came to pass, as he met them, which were in the fields, even they and their he said unto them, Come to Gedaliah ihe son of men, heard that the king of Babylon had made ahikam. Gedaliah the son of Alikam governor in the 7 And it was so, when they came into the midst Jand, and bad committed unto liim men, and of the city, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah women, and children, and of the poor of the slow thern, and cast them into the inidst of the Jand, of them that were not carried away cap- pit, lic, and the men that were with him. live to Babylon;

& But ten men were found among them that 8 Then they came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, even said unto Ishmael, Slay us not: for we have Jakinael the son of Nethaniah, am Johanan and treasures in the field, of wheat, and of barley, Jonathan the sons of Karcali, and Seraial the and of oil, and of honey. So le furbare, and son of Tanhumeth, and the sons of Ephai the siew them not among their brethren. Netophathite, and Jezanial the son of a Maacha-9 Now the pit wherein Islimael had cast all the ibite, they and their men.

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

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

nall the son of Ahikam: and Ishmael the son of 11 Likewise when all the Jews that were in Nethaniali carried them away captive, and de Moab, and among the Ammonites, and in Edom, parted to go over to the Amnonites. and that were in all the countries, heard that the 1 Blit when Johanan the son of Kareal, king of Babylon had left a remnant of Judah, and all the captains of the forces that were with and that he had set over them Gedaliah the son him, heard of all the evil that Ishmael the son of Ahikanı the son of Shaphan;

of Nethaniah liad done, 12 Even all the Jews returned out of all places 13 Then they took all the men, and went to whither they were driven, and came to the land night with Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and of Judah, to Gedaliah, unto Mizpah, and gather-tound him by the great waters that are in Gibeon. ed wine and suunner fruits very much.

13 Now it came to pass, that when all the peo13 | Moreover, Johanan the son of Karealı, pie which were with Ishmael saw Johanan the and all the captains of the forces that were in son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces the fields, came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, that were with him, then they were glad.

14 And said unto him, Dost thou certainly 14 So all the people that Ishmael had carried know that Baalis the king of the Ammonites away captive from Mizpah cast abont and ra. hath sent Ishmael the son of Nethaniah in slay curned, and went unto Johanan the son of Kathee? But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam believ-reah. ed them not.

15 But Ishmael the son of Nethaniah escaped 15 Then Johanan the son of Karcah spake to from Julianan with eight men, and went to the Gedaliah in Mizpah secretly, saying, Lui me go, Ammonites.

may do.

Johanan assured of safety.

JEREMIAH.

He is reproved for hypocrisy 16 Then took Johanan the son of Kareah, and, 17 Sn shall it be with all the men that set their all the captains of the forces that were with him, faces to go into Egypt to sojourn there; they shall all the reinnant of the people

whom he had re- die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pescovered from Ishmael'the son of Nethaniah, uilence: and none of thein shall remain or escape from Mizpah, after that he had slain Gedaliah from the evil that I will bring upon them. the son of Ahikam, even mighty men of war, 18 For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of and the women, and the children, and the eu- Israel ; As mine anger and my fury hath been nuchs, whom he had brought again from Gibeon: poured forth upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem; 17 And they departed, and dwelt in the habita- 80 shall my fury be poured forth upon you, lion of Chimham, which is by Bech-lehem, to when ye shall enter into Egypt: and ye shall be go to enter into Egypt,

an execration, and an astonishment, and a curse, 18 Recause of the Chaldeans: for they were and a reproach; and ye shall see this place no afraid of them, because Ishmael the son of Necha- more. niah had slain Gedaliah the son of Ahikam,whom 19 41 The LORD hath said concerning you, Oye the king of Babylon made governor in the land. remnant of Judah; go ye pot into Egypt: know CIIAP. XLII.

certainly that I have admonished you this day. Johanan, &c. promise obedience. 20 For ye dissembled in your hearts, when ye

hanan the son of Kareah, and Jezaniah the for us unto the Lord our God; and according son of Hoshaiah, and all the people from the unto all that the LORD our God shall say, so de least even unto the greatest, caine near, clare unto us, and we will do it.

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

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

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

CIIAP. XLII. have heard you; behold, I will pray unto the Jeremiah, &c. carried into Egypt. It shall come to pass, that whatsoever thing and A Dit came to pass, that when Jeremiah had

inade an end of speaking unto all the peoLORD shall answer you, I will declare it unto ple all the words of the LORD their God, fine you; I will keep nothing back from you. which the LORD their God had sent him to 5 Then they said to Jeremiah, The Lord be a them, even all these words, true and faiihful witness between us, if we do 2 Then spake Azariah the son of Iloshaiah, and not even according to all things for the which Johanan ile son of Kareah, and all the proud the LORD thy God shall send thee to us. inen, saying unto Jeremiah, Thou speakest false

6 Whether it be good, or whether it be evil, we ly: the LORD our God hath not sent thee to say, will obey the voice of the LORD our God, to Go not into Egypt to sojourn there: whom we send thee; that it may be well with 3 But Baruch the son of Neriah setteth thee on us, when we obey the voice of the LORD Our God. against us, for to deliver us into the hand of the 7 And it came to pass after ten days, that the Chaldeans, that they might put us to death, and word of the Lord came unto Jeremiah. carry us away captives into Babylon.

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

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

Judah, that were returned from all nations, 10 If ye will still abide in this land, then will I whither they had been driven, lo dwell in the build you, and not pull you down, and I will land of Judah; plant you, and not pluck you up: for 1 repent. 6 Even men, and women, and children, and the me or the evil that I have done unto you. king's daughters, and every person that Nebu

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

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

they even to Tahpanhes. 13 1 But if ye say, We will not dwell in this 811 Then came the word of the LORD unto Je. land, neither obey the voice of the LORD your God, remiah in T'ahpanhes, saying, 14 saying, No; but we will go into the land of.9 Take great stones in thy hand, and hide them Egypt, where we shall see no war, nor liear the in the clay in the brick-kilil, which is at the ensound of the truinpet, nor have hunger of bread: try of Pharaoli's house iu Tahpanhes, in the and there will we dwell:

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

stones that I have hid; and he shall spread his 10 Then it shall come to pass, that the sword, royal pavilion over them. which ye feared, shall overtake you there in the 11 And when he cometh, he shall smite the land land of Egypt, and the famine, whereof ye wcre of Egypt, and deliver such as are for death lo afraid, shail follow close after you there in Egypt; death; and such as are for captivity to captiviand tbore yc shall die.

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

Obstinate idolaters threatened.

CHAP. XLIV. Egypt's destruction foreskeun 12 And I will kindle a fire in the houses of the 15 41 Then all the men which knew that their gods of Egypt; and he shall burn them, and wives had burned incense unto other gods, and carry them away captives: and he siiall array all the women that stood by, a great multitule, himself with the land of Egypt, as a shepherd even all the people that dwelt in the land of putieth on his garinent; and he shall yo forth Egypt, in Pathros, answered Jereiniali, saying, from thence in peace.

16 As for the word that thou hast spoken to 13 Ile shall break also the images of Beth-she- us in the name of the LORD, we wili ziot learken mesh, that is in the land of Egypt; and the unto thee. houses of the gods of the Egyptians shall he 17 But we will certainly do whatsoever thing buru with fire.

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

cense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out Judal's desolation foresheron. drink-offerings unto her, as we have done, we, TIF

MHE word that came to Jeremiah concerning and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in

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

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

of heaven, and poured out drink-offerings unto 3 Because of their wickedness which they have her, did we make her cakes to worship her, and committed to provoke me to anger, in that they pour out driuk-offerings unto her, without our went to burn incense, and to serve other gods, men ? whom they knew not, neither they, yé, nor your 20 ? Then Jeremiah said unto all the people, to fathers.

the men, and to the women, and to all the peo4 Howbeit, I sent unto you all my servants the pie which had given him that answer, saying, prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, 9. The incense that ye burned in the cities of On, do not this abominable thing that I hate. Judal, and in the streets of Jerusalem, yc and

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

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

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

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

LORD, all Judah that are in the land of Egypt: 9 Have ye forgotten the wickedness of your fa- 25 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Isthers, and the wickedness of the kings of Judan, racl, saying: Ye and your wives have both spoand the wickedness of their wives, and your ken with your mouths, and fulfilled with your own wickedness, and the wickedness of your hand, saying; We will surely perform our vows wives, which they have committed in the land that we have vowed, to burn incense to the of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem ? Queen of heaven, and io pour out drink-offerings

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

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

12 And I will take the remnant of Judah, thatWgypt, saying, The Lord God liveth. have set their faces to go into the land of Égyp! 27 Behold, I will watch over them for evil, and lo sojourn there, and they shall all be consumed, 9.106.1or good: and all the men of Judah thai ure and fall in the land of Egyp:; they shall even bois e land of Egypt shall be consumed hy the consumed by the sword und by the faminc: sword and by the famille, until there be an end they shall die, from the least ever unto the us them. greatest, by the sword and by the famine: and 28 Yci a small number that escape the sword ihey shall be an execration, and an astonishment, shail return out of the land of Egypt into the aud a curse, and a reprvach.

and of Judah; and all the remnani of Judah, 13 For I will punish ihem that dwell in the land that are gone into the land of Egypt lo sojour of Egypt, as I have punisired Jerusalem, hy the there, shall know whose words shall stant, sword, hy the famine, and by the pestilence: mine. or theirs.

14 So that nonc of the remnant of Judal, which 29 11 And this shall be a sign unto you, saith are gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, the l.ord, that I will punish you in this place, slali escape or remain, that they siould return thai ye may know that iny words shall surely into the land of Judah, to the which they have stand against you for evil: a desire to return to dwell there : for noue sball 30 Tous saith the LORD: Behold, I will give return but such as shall escape.

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JEREMIAH.

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

nativity, from the oppressing sword. CHAP. XLV.

17 They did cry there, Pharaoh king of Egypt Jeremiah comforteth Baruch. is but a noise; he hath passed the time appointed. unto Baruch the son of Neriah, when he LORD of hosts, Surely as Tabor is among the had written these words in a book at the mouth inountains, and as Carmel by the sea, so shall of Jeremiah, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim he come. the son of Josiah king of Judah, saying, 19 O thou daughter dwelling in Egypt, furnish 2 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, unto thyself to go into captivity: for Noph sliall he thee, O Baruch;

waste and desolate without an inhabitant. 3 Thou didst say, Wo is me now! for the LORD 2 Eyypt is like a very fair heifer, but destruchath added grief to my sorrow; I fainted in my lion cometh; it cometh out of the north. sighing, and I find no rest.

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

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

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

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

limumerable. IIIE

iniah the prophet against the Gentiles; she shall be delivered into the hand of the peo2 Against Egypt, against the army of Pharaoli- ple of the north. necho king of Egypt, which was by the river 25 The LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saith; Euphrates in Carchemislı, which Nebuchadrez- Behold, I will punish the multilude of No, and zar king of Babylon smote in the fourth year or Pharaoh, and Egypt, with their gods, and their Jelioiakim the son of Josial king of Judah. kings; even Pharaoh, and all them that trust in

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

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

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

6 Let not the swift fee away, nor the mighty land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, man escape: thcy shall stumble, and fall toward and be in rest and at ease, and noue shall make the north by the river Euphrates.

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

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

three wholly unpunislied. 9 Come up, ye horses; and rage, ye chariots;

CHAP. XLVII. and let the mighty men come forth: the Ethio- The destruction of the Philistines. pians and the Libyans, that handle the shield; ITTIIE word of the LORD that came to Jereand the Lydians,ihat handle and bend the bow.la miah the prophet against the Philistines,

10 l'or this is the day of the Lord God of liosts, before that Pharaoli sinute Gaza. a day of vengeance, that lie may avenge him of 2 Thus saith the LORD; Behold, waters risc his adversarics: and the sword shall devour, and up out of the north, and shall be an overflowing it shall be satiate and made drunk with their food, and shall overflow the land, and all that blood : for the Lord God of hosts hath a sacrifice is therein; the city, and then that dwell there in the north country by the river Euphrates. in: then the inen shall cry, and all the inhabi

11 Go up into Gilead, and take balm, 0 virgin, lants of the land shall howl. the daughter of Egypt: in vain shalt thou use 3 At the noise of the stamping of the hoofs of many medicines; for thou shalt not be cured. his strong horses, at the rushing of his chariots, 12 'í'he nations lave heard of thy shame, and and at the rumbling of his wheels, the fathers thy cry hath filled the land: for the mighty wan shall not look back to their children for feebiehath stumbled against the mighty, and they are ness oi' hands; fallen both together.

4 Because of the day that cometh to spoil all 13 11 The word that the LORD spake to Jere- the l'hilistines, and to cut off from Tyrus and miall the prophet, how Nebuchadrezzar king Zidon every helper that reniaineth: for the of Babylon should come and smite the land of LORD will spoil the Philistines, the remuant of Egypt.

the country of Capitor. 14 Declarc

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

60 thou sword of the LORD, how long will it 15 Why are thy valiant men swept away? they be ere thou be quiet? put up thyself into ily s:uod nót, because the liono did drive them. scabbard, rest, und be still.

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