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! Therefore hearken not ye to your pro-prophet, which was of Gibeon, spake unto phets, nor to your diviners, nor to your dream-me in the house of the Lory, in the presence ers, nor to your enchanters, nor to your sor- of the priests, and of all the people, saying, cerers, whiclıspeak unto you, saying, Ye shall ? Tlus speaketh the LORD of hosts, the not serve the king of Babylon :

God of Israel, saying, I have broken the yoke 10 For they prophesy a lie unto you, to re-of the king of Babylon. move you far from your land ; and that I 3 Within two full years will I bring again should drive you cut, and ye should perish. into this place all the vessels of the Lord's

11 But the nations that bring their neck un. house, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon der the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve took away from this place, and carried them him, those will I let remain still in their own to Bahylon: land, saith the LORV); and they shall till it, 4 And I will bring again to this place Je and dwell therein.

coniah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, 12 f / spake also to Zedekiah king of Ju- with all the captives of Judah, that went indah according to all these words, saying, Bring to Babylon, saith the LORI): for I will break your necks under the yoke of the king of Baby- the yoke of the king of Babylon. lon, and serve himn and his people, and live. 5's Then the prophet Jeremiah said unto

13 Why will ye die, thou and thy people, the prophet Hanapiah, in the presence of the by the sword, by the famine, and by the pes- priests, and in the presence of all the people Lilence, as the Lord hath spoken against the lihat stood in the bouse of the Lori), nation that will not serve the king of Babylon: 6 Even the propliet Jeremiah said, Amen:

14 Therefore hearken not unto the words the Lord do so ; the LORD perform thy words of the prophets that speak unto you, saying, which thou hast prophesied, to bring again Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon : for the vessels of the Lord's house, and all that they prophesy a lie unto you.

is carried away captive, from Babylon into 15 For I have not seni them, saith the this place. Lord, yet they prophesy a lie in my name, 7 Nevertheless hear thou now this word that I might drive you out, and that ye that I speak in thine ears, and in the ears of might perish, ye, and the prophets that pro- all the people ; phesy unto you.

8 The prophets that have been before me 16 Also I spake to the priests, and to all and before thee of old, prophesied both against this people, saying, Thus saith the Lord, many countries, and against great kingdoms, Hearken not to the words of your prophets of war, and of evil, and of pestilence. that prophesy unto you, saying, Behold, the 9 The propliet which propliesieth of peace, vessels of the LORD's house shall now shortly when the word of the prophet shall come to be brought again from Babylon : for they pass, then shall the prophet be known, that prophesy a lie unto you.

ihe Lord liath truly sent him. 17 Hearken not onto them; serve the king 10 Then Hananiah the prophet took the of Babylon, and live : wherefore should this yoke from off the prophet Jeremiali's neck, city be laid waste?

and brake it. 18 But if they be prophets, and is the word 11 And Hananiali spake in the presence of of the LORD be with thein, let them now all the people, saying, Tlus saith the LORD, make intercession to thie Lord of hosts, that Even so will I break the yoke of Nebuchadthe vessels which are left in the house of the nezzar king of Babylon from the neck of all Lord, aris me house of the king of Judah, nations within the space of two full years. and at Jerusalem, go nol to Babylon. And the prophet Jeremiah went his way.

19 ! For thus saith the LORD of hosts con- 12 Then the word of the Lort) came uncerning the pillars, and concerning the sea, to Jeremiali the prophel, (after that Hananiah and concerning the bases, and concerning the the prophet had broken ihe yoke from off the residue of the vessels that remain in this city, neck of the prophet Jeremialı,) saying,

20 Which Nebuchadnezzar king of Bahy. 13 Go and tell Hananiah, saying, Thus lon took not, when he carried away captive saith the LORD), Thou bast broken the yokes Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim löng of Juriul of wood; but thou slınlı make for them froin Jerusalem to Babylon, and all the nobles yokes of iron. of Judah and Jerusalein ;

14 For thus saith the Lord of hosts, die 21 Yea, th:as saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, I have put a yoke of iron upGod of Israel, concerning the vessels that re- on the neck of all these nations, that they main in the house of the Lord, and in the inay serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; house of the king of Judah and of Jerusalem; and they shall serve him : and I have given

2 They shall be carried to Babylon, and him the beasts of the field also. there shall they be until the day that I visit 15 | Then said the prophet Jeremiah unto them, saith the Lord: then will I bring them Hananiah the prophei, Fear now, Hanaup, and restore them to this place.

niah, The LORD batı not sent thee; but thou CHAP. XXVII.

makest this people to trust in a lie. A a

ND it came to pass the same year, in the 16 Therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, of Judah, in the fourth year, and in the fifth this year thou shalt die, because thou last month, that Hananian ile son of Azur the taught rebellion against the LORD.

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17 So Hananiah the prophet died the 17 Thussaith the Lord of hosts, Behold, same year, in the seventh month.

I will send upon then the sword, the famine, CHAP. XXIX.

and the pestilence, and will make them like POW these are the words of the letter that vile figs, that cannot be catcu, they are so evil.

Jeremiah the prophet sent from Jerusa- 18 And I will persecute them with the lem unto the residue of the elders which sword, with the fainine, and with the pesti. were carried away captives,and to the priests, lence, and will deliver them to be removed and to the prophets, and to all the people to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be a whom Nebuchadnezzar had carried away curse, and an astonishment, and an hissing, captive from Jerusalem to Babylon; and a reproach, among all the nations

(After that Jeconiah the king, and the whither I have driven them: queen, and the eunuchs, the princes of Judah 19 Because they have not hearkened to and Jerusalem, and the carpenters, and the my words, saith the Lord, wuich I sent us to smiths, were departed from Jerusalem,) them by my servants the prophets, rising up

3 By the hand of Elasah the son of Shaphan, early and sending them; bui ye would not and Gemariah the son of Hilkiah, (whom hear, saith the Lord). ! Zprekiah king of Judah sent unto Babylon 20 { Hear ye therefore the word of the to Nebuchadnezzar king of Bahylon,)saying, Lord, all ye of the captivity, whom I have

4 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God sent from Jerusalem to Babylon; of Israel, m.to all that are carried away cap- 21 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God lives, whom I have caused to be carried away of Israel, of Ahab the son of Kolaiah, and from Jerusalem unto Babylon,

of Zedekiah the son of Maaseiah, which pro5 Build ye houses, and dwell in them; and phesy a lie unto you in my name, Behoid, plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them; I will deliver them into the hand of Nebu

6 Take ye wives, and beget sons and daugh- chadnezzar king of Babylon, and he shall ters; and take wives for your sons, and give slay them before your eyes; your daughters to hustands, that ihey may 12 And of them shall be taken up a curse bear sous and daughters; that ye may be iri- by all the captivity of Judah which are in creased there, and not diminished. Babylon, saying, The Lord make thee like

7 And seek the peace of the city whither Zedekiah, and like Ahab, whom the king of I have caused you to be carried away cap- Babylon roasted in the fire; tives, and pray unto the Lord for it: for in 23 Because they have committed villany the peace thereof shall ye have peace. in Israel, and have committed adultery with

8' [ For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the their neighbours' wives, and have spoken God of Israel, Let not your prophets and lying words in my name, which I have not vour diviners, that be in the midst of you, comanded them; even I know, and am a deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams witness, saith the Lord. which ye cause to be dreamed.

24 T Thus shalt thou also speak to She9 For they prophesy falsely unto you in my maiah the Nelielamite, saying, naine: I have not sent them, saith the LORD. 25 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, the

10 [ For thus saith the LORD, That after God of Israel, saying, Because thou hast sen seventy years be accoinplished at Babylon letters in thy name unto all the people that I will visit you, and perform my good word are at Jerusalem, and to Zephaniah the son toward you, in causing you to return to this for Maaseiah the priest, and to all the priests, piace.

saying, 11 For I know the thoughts that I think to- 26 The Lord hath made thee priest in the ward you, saith the Lorn, thoughts of peace, stead of Jehoiada the priest, thai ye should and not of evil, to give you an exiected end.be officers in the house of the Lord, for

12 Then shall ye call upon nie, and ye every man that is mad, and maketh himself shall go and pray unto me, and I will heark. a prophet, that thou shoullest put him in en nuto you.

prison, and in the sucks: 13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, 27 Now therefore why hast thou not rewhen ye shall search for me with all your proved Jeremiah of Anathoth, which maketh heart.

himself a prophet to you? 14 And I will be found of you, saith the 28 For therefore he sent unto us in BabyCond; and I will turn away your captivity, lon, saying, This captivity is long: build ye and I will gather you from all the nations, houses, and dwell in them; and plant går and from all the places whither I have dri- dens, and eat the fruit of them. Ven you, saith the Lord; and I will bring 29 And Zephaniah the priest read this letyou again into the place whence I caused ter in the ears of Jeremiah the prophet. you to be carried away captive.

30 | Then came the word of the LORD 15 Because ye have said, The Lord unto Jeremiah, saying, bath raised us up prophets in Babylon; 31 Send to all them of the captivity,saying,

16 Know thai thus saith the Lord of the Thus saith the LORD concerning Shemaiah king that sitteth upon the throne of David, the Nehelamite, Because thai Shemaiah and' of all the people that dwelleth in this hath prophesied unto you, and I sent hiin city, and of your brethren that are not gone not, and he caused you to trust in a lie; forth with you into captivity;

32 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Be

THE LORD saying

hold, I will punish Shemaiah the Nehela-one of them, shall go into captivity, and they mite, and his seed: he shall not have a man that spoil thee shall be a spoil, and all that ľ dweil among this people; neither shall he prey upon thee will I give for a prey. Hubold the good thai I will do for my peo- 17 For I will restore health into thee, an!! ple, saith the LORD; because he hath iaught will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD rebellion against the Lorn.

because they called thee an Outcast, sunt CHAP. XXX.

This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after. THE word that came to Jeremiah from 18 1 Thus saith the LORD), Bebold, I w

bring again the captivity of Jacob's tent 2. Thus speaketh the Lord God of Israel, and have mercy on his dwelling-places; and saying, Write thee all the words that I have the city shall be builded upon her own bear spoken into thee in a book.

and the palace shall remain after the main 3 For, lo, the days come, saith the LORD, ner thereof: that I will bring again the captivity of my 19 And out of them shall proceed thanks people Israel and Judah, saith the Lord; giving, and the voice of them that make and I will cause them to return to the land merry: and I will multiply them, and they that I gave to their fathers, and they shall shall not be few; I will also glorily ther, possess it.

and they shall not be small. + ! And these are the words that the Lord 20 Their children also shall be as afore spake concerning Israel, and concerning time, and their congregation shall be est3. Judah.

blished before me, and I will punish all tha 5 For thus saith the LORD,We have heard a oppress them. voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace. 21. And their nobles shall be of themselves,

6 Ask ye now, and see whether a man and their governor shall proceed from the doth travail with child ? wherefore do I see midst of them; and I will cause him to draw pvery man with bis hands on his loins, asa near, and he shall approach unto me; fer wonan in travail, and all faces are turned who is this that engaged his heart to ap into paleness?

proach unto me? saith the Lord. 7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none 22 And ye shall be my people, and I will is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's be your God. trouble; but he shall be saved out of it. 23 Behold, the whirlwind of the LORD

8 For it shall come to pass in that day, 'goeth forth with fury, a continuing whirl. saith the Lord of hosts, that I will break his wind; it shall fall wiili pain upon the head vole from off thy neck, and will burst thy of the wicked. bonds, and strangers shall no more serve 24 The fierce anger of the Lord shall not themselves of him:

return, until be have done il, and unul he 9 But they shall serve the Lord their bave performed the intents of his heart: ia God, and David their king, whom I will the laiter days ye shall consider it. raise up unto them.

CHAP. XXXI. 10

up Therefore scar thou not, O nıy ser- T the same time, saith the Lord, will I vant Jacob, saith the Lord; neither be be the God of all the families of Israel, dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save thee and they shall be my people. from afar, and thy seed from the land of 2 Thus saith the Lord, the people which their privity; and Jacob shall returil, and were left of the sword found grace in the shall be in rest, and be quice, and none shall wilderness; eren Israel, when I went to causa make him afraid.

him to rest. 11 For I am with tee, saith the LORD, to 3 The Lord hath uppeared of old unto save thee: though I make a full end of all me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an nations whither I have scattered thee, yet everlasting love; therefore with loving. will I not make a full end of thee; but I will kindness have I drawn thee. co crect thee in measure, and will not leave 4 Again I will build thee, and thou shalt thee altogether unpunished.

be buile, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt again 12 For thus saith the LORD, thy bruise is be adorned with thy tabrets, and shali go® sicurable, and thy wound is grievous. forth in the dances of them that make merry.

13 There is noue to plead thy cause, that 5 Thou shalt yet plant vines upon the thou mayest be bound up: thou hast no mountains of Samaria: the planters shall healing medicilies.

plant, and shall eat them as common things. 14 All thy lovers have forgotten thee; they 6 For there shall be a day, that the watchspek thee not: for I have wounded thee with men upon the mount Ephraim shall cry's the wound of an enemy; with the chastise- Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto the ment of a cruel one, for the multitude of thine Lord our God. iniquity; because thy sins were increased. 7 For thus saith the Lord, Sing with glad

15 Why criest thou for thive allliction? ness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of thy sorrow is incurable for the multitude of the nations: publish ye, praise ye, and say, thine iniquity: ivecause thy sins were increas- LORD, save ihy people, the remnant of Israel. ed, I have done these things unto thee. 8 Behold, I will bring them from the north

16 Therefore all they thai devour thee shall country, and gather them from the coasts of bedevoured: and all dine adversarios. every'le earth, and with them the bliad apud elle

kime, the woinan with child and her that, 23 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God bavaileth with child together: a great com- of Israel, As yet they shall use this speech in gany shall return thither.

the land of Judah, and in the cities thereof, 9 They shall come with weeping, and with when I shall bring again their captivity, The supplications will I lead them: I will cause Lord bless thee, 0 habitation of justice, and them to walk by the rivers of waters in a mountain of holiness. straight way, wherein they shall not stumble; 24 And there shall dwell in Judah itself, for I am a father to Isracl, and Ephraim is and in all the cities thereof together, husmy first-born.

bandinen, and they that go fortlı with flocks. 10 % Hear the word of the LORD,O ye na. 25 For I have satiated the weary soul, and tions, and declare it in the isles afarott, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul. say, He that scattered Israel willgather him, 26 Upon this I awaked, and beheld; and ou keep him, as a shepherd doth his fluck. my sleep was sweet unto me.

Il For the Lord hath redeemed Jacob, 27 | Behold, the days come, saith the and rausomed him from the hand of him that Lord, that I will sow ihe house of Israel, w is stronger than he.

and the house of Judah, with the seed of 12 Therefore they shall come and sing in man, and with the seed of beast. the height of Zion, and shall now together 28 And it shall come to pass, that like as I in the goodness of the Lord, for wheat, and have watched over them, io pluck up, and 10 for wine, and for oil, and for the young of break down, and 10 throw down, and to dethe flock, and of the herd; and their soul stroy, and to afilict; so will I watch over them, shall be as a watered garden: and they shall to buikl, and to plant, saith the Lord. poi sorrow an inore at all.

29 In those days they shall say no more, 13 Then shall the virgin rejoice in the The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and dance, both young men and old together: the children's teeth are set on edge. for I will turn their mourning into joy, and 30 But every one shall die for his own iniwill comfort them, and make them rejoice quily: every man thai eateth the sour grape, from their sorrow.

his ieeth shall be set on edge. 14 And I will satiate the soul of the priests 31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied that I will make a new covenant with the house with my goodness, saith the LORD.

of Israel, and with the house of Judah ; 15 ( Thus saith the LORD, A voice was 32 Not according to the covenant that ! heard in Ramah, lumentation, und bitter made with their fathers, in the day thul I weeping ; Rachel weeping for her children, took them by the band, to bring them out refused to be comforted for her children, be- of the land of Egypt; (which my covenant cause they were not.

they brake, although I was an husband unto 16 Thus saith the Lord, refrain thy voice them, saith the LORD ;) from weeping, and thine eyes from lears : 33 But this shull be the covenant that I for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the will make with the house of Israel; Alter LORD; and they shall come again from the those days, saith the LORD, I will pur my land of the enemy.

law in their inward parts, and write it in .17 And there is hope in thine end, saith their hearts; and will be their God, and they the Lor)), that thy children shall come again shall be my people. to their own border.

34 And they shall teach no more every 18. Thave surely heard Ephraim bemoan- man his neighbour, and every man liis broing himself thus, Thou hasi chastised me, ther, saying, Know the LORD: for they and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustom- shall all know me, from the least of theni ed to the yoke: turn thou me, and I shall be unto the greatest of them, saith ihe LORD: luined; for thou uit the LORD my God. for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will re.

19 Surely after that I was turned, I re- member their sin no more. pented; and after that I was instructed, I 35 ! Thus saith the LORD, which givezh imate upon any thigh: I was ashamed, yea, the sun for a light by day, and the ordinaner's even confounded, because I did bear the re- of the moon and of the stars for a liglie toy proach oi my youth.

night, which divideth the sea when the waves 20 ls Ephraim my dear son? is he a plea- thereof roar; The Luri) of hosts is his name. sont chind? for since I spake against him, I 36 If those ordinances depart from before do pnestly remeinber him sull; therefore me, saith the Lord, then the seed of Israei my bowels are troubled for him: I will surely also shall cease from being a natiou before baie mercy upon him, saith the LORD). me for ever.

21 Set thee up way-marks, make thee 37 Thus saith the Lord, If heaven above bigb heaps: set thine heart toward the bigh- can be measured, and the foundations of the wily, erer the way which thou wentest : turn earth searched out beneath, I will also c.ist again, O virgin of Israel, turn again to these oil all the seed of Israel, for all that they thy cities.

have done, saith the Lurd. 2.21 ilow long wilt thou go alout, 0 thou 38 ( Behold, the days come, saith the backsliding daughter? for the Lokv hau Lord, that the city shall be built to the created a new thing in the earth, A wonan Lord, from the lower of Hananeel unto the aliail compass a mail.

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55 And the measuring-line shall yet go forth of the purchase, (both which is sealed,) and over against it upon the hill Gareb, and shall this evidence which is open, and put them compass about to Goath.

in an eartheu vessel, that they may continue 40' And the whole valley of the dead bodies, many days : and of the ashes, and all the fields unto the 15 For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the brook of Kidron, unto the corner of the God of Israel, Houses, and fields, and vinehorse-gate toward the east, shall be holy un-yards, shall be possessed again in this land. to the LORD ;jt shall not be plucked up, nor 16 | Now, when I had delivered the evi. Thrown down any more for ever.

dence of the purchase unto Baruch the sout CHAP. XXXII.

of Neriah, I prayed unto the LORD), saying,

to from 17 Ah Lord God, thou hast made king of Judah, which was the eighteenth and stretched-out arm, and there is nothing year of Nebuchadrezzar.

100 hard for thee; 2 For then the king of Babylon's army be- 18 Thou shewest loving-kindness into the sieged .Jerusalem: and Jeremiah the prophet sands, and recompensest the iniquits of tue was shut up in the court of the prison, which fathers into the bosom of their children aste was in the king of Judah's house.

them: The Great, the Mighty Goul, the LORD 3 For Zedekiah king of Judah had shut of hosts, is his name; him up, saving, Wherefore dost thou pro- 19 Great in counsel, and mighty in work phesy, and say, Thus saith the LORD, Be (for thive eyes are open upon allihe ways of hold, I will give this city into the hand of the the sons of men: to give every one accordking of Babylon, and he shall take it; ing to his ways, and according to the fruiiol

4 And Zedekiah king of Judah shall not bis doings :) escape out of the band of the Chaldeans, but 20 Which hast set signs and wonders in the shall surely be delivered into the hand of land of Egypt, eren unto this day, and in the king of Babylon, and sha!I speak with Israel, and among other men; and hast made him mouth to mouth, and his eyes shall be thee a name, as at this day; hold his eyes;

21 And hast brought forth thy people Israel 5 And he shall lead Zedekiah to Babylon, out of the land of Egypt with signs, and with and there shall he be until I visit him, saith wonders, and with a strong hand, and with the LORD: though ye fight with the Chal- a stretched-out arm, and with great lerror; Jeans, ye shall not prosper?

22 And hast given them this land, which 6 And Jeremiah' said, The word of the thou didst swear to their fathers to give them, Lord came unto me, saying,

a land flowing with milk and honey; 7 Behvid, Hanameel ihe son of Shallum, 23 And they came in, and possessed it; but thine uncle, shall come unto thee, saying, they obeyed not thy voice, neither walked Buy thee my field that is in Anathoth; for in thy law: they bave done nothing of all the right of redemption is thine to buy it. that ihou commandedst them to do; there.

8 So Hanameel, mine uncle's son, came to fore thou hast caused all this evil io come me in the court of the prison, according 10 upon them. the word of the Lord, and said unto me, 24 Behold the mounts, they are come unto Buy my field, I pray thec, that is in Anathoth, the city to take it, and the city is given into which is in the country of Benjamin : for the 'She hand of the Chaldeans that hight against it, right of inheritance is thine, and the redemp-because of the sword, and of the famine,andoi Lion is thine ; buy it for thyself. Then I knew the pestilence : and what thou hast spokes that this was the word of the Lord. is come to pass; and, behold, thou seest it.

9 And I bought the field of Hanamecl, my 25 And ihou hast said unto me, O Lord uncle's son, that was in Anathoth, and Gon, Buy thee the field for money, and take weighed him the money, even seventeen winesses; for the city is given into the band shekels of silver.

of the Chaldeans. 10 And I subscribed the evidence, and seal- 26 | Then came the word of the LORD ed il, and took witnesses, and weighed him unto Jeremiah, saying, the money in the balances.

27 Behold, I and the LORD, the God of all 11 So I took the evidence of the purchase, Hesh: is there any thing too hard for me both that which was sealed according to the 28 Therefore thus saith the Lord, behold, law and custom, and that which was open: I will give this city into the hand of the Chal

12 And I gave the evidence of the pur-deans, and into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar chase unto Baruch the son of Neriah, the king of Babylon, and he shall take it. son of Maaseiah, in the sight of Hanamcel, 29 And the Chaldeans, that fight against inine uncle's son, and in the presence of the this city, shall come and set fire on this city, witnesses that subscribed the book of the and burn it, with the houses, upon whose purchase, before all the Jews that sat in the roofs they have offered incense unto Baal, court of the prison.

and poured out drink-otlerings uno other 13 And I charged Baruch before them, gols, to provoke me to anger, saying,

30 For the children of Israel, and the chil. 14 Thus saith the Lerd of hosts, the God dren of Judah, have only done evil before me of Israel, Take diese evidences, this evidence from their youth : for the children of Israel

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