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7 And afterward, sailli the LORD, I will thee, every one with bis weapons; and they deliver Zedekiah king of Judalı, and his ser- shall cut down thy choice cedars, and cast vants, and the people, and such as are left in them into the fire. this city, from the pestilence, from the sword, 8 And many nations shall pass by this city, And from the famine, into the hand of Ne-and they shall say every man to his neighbuchadrezzar king of Bahylon, and into the hour, lý herefore hath the Lord done thus hand of their enemies, and into the hand of unto this great city? those that seek their life; and he shall smite 9 Then they shall answer, Because they them with the edge of the sword; he shall have forsaken the covenant of the LORD their not spare them, neither have pily, nor bave God, and worshipped other guds, and served

them. 8 . And unto this people thou shall say, 10 9 Weep ye not for the dead, neither be. Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I set before you moan bim; but weep sore for bim that goethi ti e way of life, and the way of death. away: for he shall return no more, nor see

9 He that abideth in this city shall die by his native country: the sword, and by the famine, and by the pes- 11 For thus saith the LORD touching Shaltilence: but he hat goeili ont, and falleth 10 lum the son of Josiah king of Judah, which the Chaldeans that besiege you, lie shall live, reigned instead of Josialı his father, which and his life shall be unto him for a prey. went forth out of this place, He shall not re

10 For I have set iny face against this city turn tbither any more; for evil, ard not for good, saiili the LORD; 12. But lie shall die in the place whitler it shall be given into the land of the king of they have led him captive, and shall see this Babylon, and he shall burn it with fire.

land no more. 11 I And tonching the bou je of the king of 13 1 \loe unto liim that buildeth his house Judalı, say, Hear ye the word of the LORI); by imrigliteousness, and his chambers by

12 O bvuse of lavid, thus saith the Lorn, wrong; that usein liis neighbour's service Execute judgment m the morning, and deli- without wages, and give!h him not for liis ver him ihat is spoiled out of the hand of the work ; oppressor, lest my fury go out like fire, and 14 That saith, I will build me a wide house, buru that none can quench it, because of the and large chambers, and cutteth him out winevil of your doings.

dows; and it is ceiled with cedar, and paint. 13 Behold, I am against thee, O inhabitant ed withi vermilion ! of the valley, and rock of the plain, saith the 15 Shalt thou reign, because thou closest LORD; which say, Who shall come down thyself in cedar? Did not thy father eat and against us ? or wlio shall enter into cyr habi- drink, and do judgment and justice, and then lations?

lil wus well with him? 14 But I will punish you according to the 16 He judged the cause of the poor and fruit of your doings, saith the LORD! and I needy ; ben it was well with him: was not will kindle a fire in the forest thereof, and it is to know ice? saith the Lord. shall devour all things round about it.

17 But thine eyes and thine heart are not CHAP. XXII.

but for thy covelousness, and for lo shed inVHUS saith the LORD, Go down to the nocent blood, and for oppression, and for vi

house of the king of Judah, and speak olence, to do it. there this word,

18 Therefore thus saith the LORD concern2 And say, Hlear the word of the Lord, 0 ing Jehoiakim the sou of Josialı king of Juking of Judalı, that sillest upon the throne of dalı, They shall not lament for him, saying, David, thou, and thy servants, and thy peo-/ Ab my brother ! or, Ah sister! they shall ple that enter in by these gates;

nou lament for him, saying, Ah lord! or, Al 3 Thus saith the Lord, Execute ye judg- his glory! inent and righteousness, and deliver the spoil- 19 He shall be buried with the burial of an ed out of the hand of the oppressor: and do ass, drawn and cast fortlı beyond the gates of no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the Jerusalem. fatherless, nor the widow, neither sbed inno- 20 $ Go up to Leban-n, and cry; and lift cent blood in this place.

up thy voice in Bashan, and cry from the 4 For if ye do this thing indeed, then shall passages: for all thy lovers are destroyed. there enter in by the gates of this house kings 21 / spake unto thee in thy prosperity; but sitting upon the throne of David, riding in tou saidst, I will not hear: this hath been thy chariots and on borses, lie, and his servants, manner from thy youth, that thou obeyedst and his people.

not my voice. 5 Bui if ye will not hear these words, I 22 The wind shall eat up all thy pastor's, swear by myself, saith the Lord, that this and thy lovers shall go into captivity; surely nouse sball become a desolation.

then shalt thou he ashamud and confounded 6 For thus saith the Lord unto the king's for all thy wickedness. house of Judah, Thou art Gilead unto me,und 23 o inbabitant of Lebaron, that makest the hend of Lebanon: vjet surely I will make thy nest in the cedars, bow gracious shalt thou thee a wilderness, and cities which are not in- be when pangs come upon thee, the pain as habited.

of a woman in travail ! 7 And I will prepare destroyers against! 24 As I liva, saith the LORD, though Co

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niah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judal and their course is evil, and their force is not were the signet upon my righii hand, yet right. would I pluck thee thence;

il For both propliet and priest are profane ; 095 And I will gire thee into the band or yea, in my liouse have I found their wicked hem that seek thy life, and into the land of ness, saith the LRD. diem whose face ihou learest, even into the 12 Wherefore their way shall be unto them nand of Nebuchadrezzar king ct Babylon, as slippery wulis in the darkness; they shall and into the land of the Chaldeans. be driven on, and tal: therein: for I will bring

26 And I will cast thee out, and thy motlier evil upon them, even the year of their visitathat bare thee, into another country, where tion, saith the LORD. ye were not born ; and there shall ye die. 13 And I bave seen folly in the prophets of

27 But to the land wbereunto they desire Samaria; they prophesied in Baal, and caust& return, thither shall they not return. ed iny people Israel 19 err.

28 Is this man Coniah a despised broken 14 I have seen also in the prophets of Jeru. idol? is he a vessel wherein is no pleasure? salem asr borrible thing: they commit adulwherefore are they cast out, he and his seed, tery, and walk in lies; they strengthen also and are cast into a land which they know not? the hands of evil-doers, thai none doit reentre

90 earth, earth, earth, hear the word of From lois wickedness: they are all of them va. the LORD):

to me as Sodom, and the inbabitants thereof 30 Thus saith the Lord, Write ye this man as Gomorrahı. childless, a man that shall not prosper in bis 15 Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts davs: for no man of his seed shall prosper, concerning the propliets, Behold, I will ferd silling upon the throne of David, and ruling them with wormwood, and make them drink any more in Judah.

the water of gall: for from the prophets of Je. CHAP. XXIII.

rusalem is profaneness gone forth into all the 70E be unto the pastors that destroy and land.

16 Thus saith the Lord of liosts, Hearken the LORD.

not into the words of the prophets that pro2 Therefore thus saith the Lorn God of phesy unto you; they make you vain: they Israel against the pastors that feed my people, speak a vision of their own heart, and not Ye lave scattered iny flock and driven them out of the mouth of the Lord). away, and have pot visited them ; belield, I 17 They say still unto them that despise me, will visit upou you the evil of your doings, The Lord hath said, Ye shall have peace; saith the LORD).

and they say unto every one that walketh ar. 3. And I will gather the remnant of myfter the imagination of liis own heari, No evil Aock out of all countries whither { lavedriv- shall come upon you. en them, and will bring them aga a to their 13 For who hath stood in the counsel of folds, and they shall be fruitful an increase the Lord, and hath perceived and heard his

4 And I will set up shepherds over them, word ? who hath marked his word, and beard wlich shall feed them; and they shall fear no it? more, nor be disinayed, neither shall they be 19 Behold, a whirlwind of the Lord is kue king, saith the Lori).

gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirl51 Belold, the days come, saitli the LORD, wind: it shall fall grievously upon the head that willraise unto Davidarighteous Branch of the wicked. and a king ball reign and prosper, and stall 20 The anger of the Lord shall not return execute judgment and justice in the earth. until he have executed, and till he have per.

oin liicians's Jordal shall be saved, and Is- forined the thoughts of his heart: in the lat. rael shall dwellately; and this is his name ter days ye shall consider it perfectly. whereday he shall be called, THE LORD 21 1 have not sent these prophets, yet they OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

ran: I have not spoken to ihém, yet they pro. 7 Therefore, belold, the days come, saithe phesied. dhe Lori), that they shall no more say, The 22 But if they had stood in my counsel, Lonn liveids, which brought up the children and bad caused my people to hear my words, ; Israel out of the land of Egypt;

then they should liave turned them from Blut, The Lornliveth, which brought up, their evil way, and from the evil of their and which led the seed of the house of Israel doings, out of the north country, and from all coun- 23 Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, trips whither I had driven tliem; and they are not a God asar off? shall well in their own land.

+ Can any bide inimself in secret places 9 Wine heart within me is broken he-hi I shall not see hiin: saith the Lord: do cause of the prophets; all my bones shake: I fill leaven and earth? saith the LORD. I am like a drunken man, and like a man 25 I have heard what the prophets said, whom wine bath overcome, because of the that prophesy lies in any name, saying, I have LORD, and because of the words of his holi- dreamed, I have dreained.

26 How long shall this be in the lieart of JO For the land is full of adulterers; for the prophets that prophesy lies ? yea, they are because of swearing the land :nournell; the prophets of the deceit ot ibeir own beart; pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up, 27 Which think to cause my pe »ple to for

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get my name by their dreams, wbich they 3 Then said the Lord unto me, What tell every man to his neighbour, as their fa- seest thou, Jeremiah? and I said, Figs; the thers have forgotten my name for Baal. good figs, very good: and the evil, very evil,

28 The prophet that hath a dream, let him that cannot be eaten, they are so evil. tell a dream; and he that hath my word, let 4 Again the word of tlie Lord came unnim speak my word faithfuily: what is the to me, saying, ebafrio the wheat? saith the LORD.

5 Thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel, 29 Is not my word like as a fire? saith the Like these good figs, so will I acknowledge LORD ; and like a hammer that breaketh the them that are carried away captive of Judah, rock in pieces?

whom I have sent out of this place into the 30 Therefore, behold, I am against ille pro- land of the Chaldeans for their good. phels, saith the LOR]), that steal my words 6 For I will set mine eyes upon them for every one from his neighbour.

good, and I will bring them again to this 31 Behold, I am against the prophets, saith land: and I will build them, and not pull the Lorn, that use their tongues, and say, them down; and I will plant them, and not He saith.

pluck them up: 32 Behold, I am against them that prophesy 7 And I will give them an heart to know false dreams,saith the Lord, and do tell them, me, that I am the Lord; and they shall be and cause my people to err by their lies, and mny people, and I will be their God for they by their lighiness; yet I seni them not, nor shall return unto me with their whole heart. commanded them : therefore they shall not 8 ! And as the evil figs, which cannot be profit this people at all, saith the Lord. eaten, they are so evil; surely thus saith the

33 | And when this people, or the prophet, LORD, So will I give Zedekial the king of or a priest, shall ask inee, saying, What is Judah, and bis princes, and the residue of the burden of the Lord? thou shalt then say Jerusalem, that remain in this land, and them unto them, Whiat burden? I will even forsake that dwell in the land of Egypı; you, saith the LORD.

9 And I will deliver them to be removed 34 And as for the prophet, and the priest, into all the kingdoms of the earth for their and the people, iba! shall say, The burden of hurt, to be a reproach and a proverb, a taunt, the Lori), I will even punish that man and and a curse, in all places whither I shall drive bis louse.

them. 35 Thus shall ye say every one to bis 10 And I will send the sword, the famine, neighbour, and every one to liis brother, and the pestilence, among them, will they be What hath the Lord answered ? and, What consumed from off the land thai I gave unto bath the Lord spoken?

then and to their fathers. 36 And the burden of the LORD shall vel

CHAP. XXV. mention no more ; for every man's word Tie word that came to Jeremiah coushall be his burden: for ye liave perverted cerning all the people of Judah, in the the words of the living God, of the Lord of fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah hosts our fiod.

king of Judalı, that wus the first year of Ne37 Thus shalt thou say to the prophet, buchadrezzar king of Babylon; What halli the Lord answered thee? and, 2 The which Jeremiah the propbet spake What had the LORD spoken?

unto all the people of Judah, and to all the 38 But since you say, 1 he burden of the inhabitants of' Jerusalem, saying, LORD); therefore thus saith the LOR!), Be- 3 From the thirteenth vear of Josial the cause ye say this word, The burden of the son of Ainon king of Judalı, even unto this Lord, and l have sent into you, saying, Ye day, (that is the three and twentieth year,) shall not say, the burden of die LRD: tie word of the LORD hath come unto me,

39 Therefore, beholl, i, even I, will utter and I have spoken unto you, rising early and ly forget you, and I will forsake you, and speaking; but ye have not hearkened. Me city that I gave you and your fathers, 4 And the Lord liath sent unto you all anul cust you out of my presence:

his servants the prophets, rising early and 10 And I willbring an everlasting reproacie sending them; but ye have not hearkened, upon you, and a perpetual shaine, which nor inclined your ear io hear. shall not be forgotte'll.

5 They said. Turn ye again now every CHAP. XXIV.

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7 Tel ye liave not hearkened unto me, 2 One baskethau very good figs, eren like saith the Lord); that ye might provoke nie the figs that are first ripe; and the other 19 anger with the works of your hands to basket hud very nauglity figy, which could your own lurt. not be calen, they were so bad

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JEREMIAH, hosts ; Because ye have r.ot heard my words, doms of the world, which are upon the face

9 Behold, I will send and take all the fami- of the earth: and the king of Sheshach shall lies of the norih, saith the LORI), and Sebu- drink after them. chadrezzar tlie king of Babylon, my servant, 27 Therefore thou shalt say unto them, and will bring them against this land, and Thus saith the Lord of hests, ihe God of Is. against the inhabitants thereof, and again racl, Druk ye, and he dunken, and spee, all these nations round about, and will utterly and fall, and rise no more, because of the destroythem,andmake them ana-lonistiment, sword which I will send a wong you. and an bissing, and perpetual desolations. 28. And it shall be, if they refuse to take

10 Moreover, I will iake loin them the the cup at thine hand to drink, then stali voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, thou say unto them, Thus saith the Lord of the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice hosts, le shall certainly drink. of the bride, the sound of the millstones, and 9 For, lo, I begin to bring evil on the city the light of the candle,

which is called by my name, and shouli ve 11 And this wiele land shall be a desola. (be uiterly unpunished!? Ye shall not he nintion, and an astonishment; and these nations punished: for I will call for a sword upon all shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years. the inhabitants of the earth, saith ibe Lok)

12 1 And it shail come to pass, when se- of hosts. venty years are aeremplished, that I will pu- :30 Therefore prophesy thou against them L nish the king of Babylon, and that nation, all these words, and say unto them, The saith the Lord, for their iniquity, and the LORD shall roar from on high, and utter bis land of the Chaldeans, and will make it per- voice from his holy habitation; he shall petual desolations.

mightily roar upon bis habitation; he shall 13 And I will bring upon that land all my give a shoul, as they that tread the grapes, words which I have pronounced against ii, against all the inhabitants of the earth. even all that is written in this book, whichi 31 A noise shall come even to the ends of Jeremiah hath prophesied against all the na- the earth: for the Lord latli a controversy tions.

with the nations; be will plead with all flest;
14 For many nations and great kings shall he will give them that are wicked to the
serve themselves of them also: and I wiil re- sword, saith the LORD.
compense them according to their deeds, and 32 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold,
according to the works of their own hands. evil shall go forth from nation to nation, and

15 \ For thus saill; the Lord Godof Israel a great whirlwind shall be raised up from
unto me, Take the wine-cup of this fury at the coasts of the earth.
my hand, and cause all the nations, lo whom 33 And the slain of the LORD shall be at
I send thee, to drink it.

that day from one end of the earth even unto 16 And they shall drink, and be moved, the other end of the earth : they shall not be and be mad, because of the sword that i lamented, neither gathered, nor buried : will send among them.

lliey shall be dung upon the ground. 17. Then took the cur at the Lord's $t I Howl, ye slepiserds, and cry; and hand, and made all the nations to drink, un- wallow yourselves in the ashes, ye principal lo whom the Lord had sent me:

of the flock: for the days of your slaughter 18 To wil, Jerusalem, and the cities of Ju-and of your dispersions are accomplished; las dah, and the kings thereof, and the princes and ye shall fall like a pleasant vessel thereof, to make them a desolation, an asto- 35 And the shepherds shall have no way to nishment, an bissing, and a curse ; (as it is nee, nor the principal of the flock to escape. this day :)

36 A voice of the cry of the shepherds, 19 Pharaclı king of Egypt, and his sei and an howling of the principal of the Auck, vants, and his princes, and all his people ; shall be heard : for the LORD hath spoiled

20 And all the mingled people, and all the their pasture.
kings of the land of Oz, and all the kings of 37 And the peaceable habitations are cut
the land of the Philistines, and Ashkelon, down, because of the fierce anger of the
and Azzah, and Ekron, and the remnant of Lord.
Ashriod,

38 He hath forsaken his covert, as the lion ;
21 Edom, and Moab, and the children of for their land is desolate, because of the fierce-
Ammon,

ness of the oppressor, and because of his fierce
And a! the kings of Tyrus, and all the anger.
kirgs of Zidon, and the kings of the isles

CHAP. XXVI
which are beyond the sea,

the beginning of the reign of Jeboiakim 23 Dedan, and Tema, and Buz, and all the son of Josial king of Judalı

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word from the LORD), saying,
24 And all the kings of Arabia, and all 2 Thus saith the Lorú, Stand in the court
the kings of the mingled people that dwell of the Lord's house, and speak unto all the
in the desert,

cities of Judali, whichi come 10 worship in
25 And all the kings of Zimri, and all the the Lord's house, all the words that I ccm.
kings of Elain, and all the kingsof the Medes, inand thee lo speak unto them; diminish not

26 And all the kings of the north, far and a word:
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* And thou shal say imto them, Thus saith dal put him at all to death? did he not fear the LORD, If ye will not bearken to me, to the Lord, and besouglit the Lord, and the walk in my law, which i bave set bwfore you. Lord repented bim of the evil which he had

5 To hearken to the words of my servants pronounced against them? Thus miglie we the prophets, whom I sent unto you, both procure great evil against our souls. rising up early, and sending them, but ye 20 And there was also a man that prophehave not bearkened;

sied in the name of the LORI), Crijali the son 6 Then will I make this house like Shiloh, of Shemaiali of Kirjath-jearim, who prophe. and will make this city a curse to all the na- sied against tliis ciiy, and against this land, tions of the earth.

according to all the words of Jeremialı! 7 So the priests, and the prophets, and all 21 And when Jehoiakim the king, with all the people, lieard Jeremiah speaking these bis mighly men, and all the princes, heard words in the house of the Lord).

his words, the king sought to put him to 8 ! Now it came to pass, when Jeremiah death : but when Crijali leard it, he was had made an end of speaking all that the afraid, and fled, and went into Egypt: Lord had commanded him to speak unto all o And Jehoiakim the king sent men into the people, that the priests, and the prophets, Egypt, namely, Elnathan the son of Achibor, and all the people, look him, saying, Thou and certain men with him into Egypt. shall surely die.

23 And they fetched forth Urijal out of 9 Why hast thou prophesied in the name Egypt, and brought bin unito Jelciakim the of the Lord, saying, This house shall be like king; who slew liim with the sword, and cast Shi oh, and this city shall be desolate with his dead body into the graves of the comcut an inhabitant? And all the people were mon people. gathered against Jeremiali in the house of 14 Nevertheless the hand of Ahikam the the Lord.

son of Shaplan was with Jeremiali, that they 10 9 When the princes of Judah heard these should not give him into the land of thing things, then they came up from the king's people to put him to death. house unto the house of the Lord, and sal

CHAP. XXVII. down in the entry of the new gate of the Lord's house.

the son of Josiah king of Judah, came this 11 Then spake the priests and the prophets word onto Jeremiah from the Lori), saying, onto the princes, and to all the people, say.

Thus saith the Lord to me, Make thee ing, This man is worthy to die ; for be baile bonds and yokes, and put them upon thy prophesied against this city, as ye liave leard neck, with your ears.

3 And send them to the king of Edom, and 12'' Then spake Jeremiah unto all the to the king of Moab, and in the king of the princes, and to all die people, saying, The Ammonites, and to the king of Tyrus, and 10 LORD sent me to propliesy against this house, the king of Zidon, by the hand of the messenand against this cily, all the words that ye gers which come to Jerusalem unto Zedekiab have heard.

king of Judalı: 13 Therefore now amend your wavş and 4. And coinmaud them to say unto their your doings, and obey the voice of the Lord masters, Tlus saith the Lord is bots, the your God; and the Lord will repent him of God of Israel, Thus shall ye say unto your the evil that he hath pronounced against you. master's ;

14 As for me, behold, I am in your hand; do 5 I have made the earth, the man and the with me as seemeth good and meet into you. beast that ure inpon the ground, by my grear

15 But know ye lor certain, that, if ye put power, and big my outstretched arm, and me to death, ye shall surely bring innocent have given it unto viliom it secmed meet un. blood upon yourelves, and upon this city, to me. and upon the inhabitants thereof : for of a 6 And now have I given all these lands into trulla ihe LORD liath sent me unto you, to the land of Nebuchaduezzar the king of Paspeak all these words in your ears.

bylon, iny servant; and the beasts of the field 16 | Then said the princes and all the bave I given him also to serve liim. people unto the priests and to the prophies, 7 And all nations shall serve liin, and liis This man is not worthy to die : for he bath son, and his son's son, until the very line of spoken to us in the name of the Lord our bis land come ; and then many nations and God.

great king shall serve themselves of bim, 17 Then rose up certain of the clders of 8 And it shall come to pass, that the nathe land, and spake to all the assembly of the tion and kingdom which will not serve the people, saying,

same Nebuchadnezzar the king of Bal;ylon, 18 Micah tle Morasthite prophesied in the and that will not put their neck under the days of Hezekiah king of Judalı, and spake rohe of the king of Balıylon, that nation will to all the people of Judah, saying, Thus saith 1 punili, saith the Lorn, with the sword the LORD of hosts, Zion shall be plowed like and with the famine, and with the peseiler.co a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, until I have consumed them by his land.

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