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came unto Jeremiah the second time, vocation of inine anger and of my fury, (while he was yet shut up in the court of the froin the day that they built it even unto prison,) saying, this «lay, thail should remove it from before 2 Thus snith the LC RD, the maker there. my face;
of, the LORD that formed it, to establish it; 32 Because of all the evil of the children of The Lord is his name. Israel, and of the children of Judali, which 3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and they have done to provoke me to anger, shew thee great and mighty things, which they, their kinys, their princes, their priests, thou knowest not. and their prophets, and the men of Judah, 4 For thus saith the LORD, the God of Is. and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
rael, concerning the houses of this city, and 33 And they have turned unto me the back, concerning the houses of the kings of Judah, and not the face: though I taught them, which are thrown down by the mounts, and rising up early and teaching them, yet they by the sword; dave not hearkened to receive instruction.' 5 They come to fight with the Chaldeans,
34 But they set their abominations in the but it is to fill them with the dead bodies of pouse which is called by my name, lo de- men, whom I have slain in mine anger, and file il.
in my fury, and for all whose wickedness 1 35 Ind they built the high places of Baal, have hid my face from this city. whicii ure in the valley of the son of Hiu- 6 Behold, I will bring it health and cure, nom, 10 cause their sons and their daughters and I will cure them, and will reveal unto to pass through the fire unto Molech; which them the abundance of peace and truth. I commanded them not, neither came it into 7 And I will cause the captivity of Judah, my mind, that they should do this abomina- and the captivity of Israel, to return, and will tion, to cause Juilah to sin.
build them, as at the first. 36 And now therefore thus saith the Lord, . And I will cleanise them from all their the God of Israel, concerning this city, where, iniquity, whereby they have sinned against of ye say, lı shall be delivered into the land me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, of the king of Babylon by the sword, and by whereby they have simed, and whereby they the famine, and by the pestilence; have uansgressed against me.
37 Behold, I will gather them out of all 9 ! And it shall be to me a name of joy', ountries whither I have driven them in nine'a praise and an honour before all the nations ouger, and in my fury, and in great wraih; of the earth, which shall tear all the good and I will bring them again unto this place, that I do unto them: and they shall fear and and I will cause them to dwell safely : tremble for all the goodness, and for all the
38 And they shall be my people, and I will prosperity, that I procure unto it. le their God:
| 10 Thus saith the LORI), Again there shall 39 And I will give them one heart, and be heard in this place, (which ye say shull be one way, that they may fear me for ever, for desolate without man and without beasi, ered he good of them, and of their children afier in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Je. them :
rusalem, lwl are desolate, without man, and 40 And I will make an everlasting cove- without inhabitant, and without beast,) mant with them, that I will not turn away 11 The voice of joy, and the voice of glad. from them, to do them good; but I will put ness; the voice of the bridegroom, and the iny fear in their hearts, that they shall not voice of the bride ; the voice of them that repart from me.
shall say, Praise the Lord of hosts: for the 41 Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them Lord is good; for his mercy endureth fror good, and I will plan! them in this land as- ever : wud of them that shall bring the saciii uredly with my whole heart, and with my fice of praise into the house of the Lord. whole soul.
For I will cause to return the captivity of the 42 Forthus saith the Lord, Like as I have land, as at the first, saith the Lord. brought all this great evil upon this people, 12 1 Thus saith die Lurd of hosts, Again so will I bring upon them all the good ihat in this place, which is desolate without mau I have promised them.
land without beast, and in all the cities there43 And fields shall be bought in this land, of, shalı be an habitation of shepherds causwhereof ye say, It is desolate without inan ing their flocks to lie down. or beast; it is given into the hand of the 13 In the cities of the mountains, in the ciChaldeans.
ries of the vale, and in the cities of the south, 44 Men shall buy fields for money, and and in the land of Benjamin, and in the places subscribe evidences, and seal them, and take about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, witnesses in the land of Benjamin, and in the shall the flocks pass again under the hands places about Jerusalemn, and in the cities of of him that telleth them, saith the Lord. Judah, and in the cities of the mountains, 14 Behold, the days coine, saith the LORD, and in the cities of the valley, and in the ci- that I will perform ihat good thing which I ties of the south : for I will cause their cap- have promised unto the house of Israel, and Livity to return, saith the Loed.
to the house of Judah,
15 ! In those days, and at that time, will the burnings of thy fatters, the former kings I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow which were before thee, so shall they burn ap unto David ; and he shall execute judg- odours for thee; and they will lament thee, meat and righteousness in the land. suring, Ah lord ! for I have pronounced the
16 In those days shali Judah be saved, and worl, saith the Lord. Jerusalem shali dwell safely: and this is ihe 6 Then Jerrmialıthe prophet spake all these name wherewith she shall be called, The words unto Zedekiah king of Judah in Jers. LORD our Righteousness.
salein, 17 f For thus saith the LORD, David shall 7 When the king of Babylon's army fought never want a man to sit upon the throne of against Jerusalem, and against all the eilies the house of Israel ;
of Juciah that were left, against Lachish, and 18 Neither shall the priests the Levites against Azekah: for these defenced cities rewant a man before me to offer burnt-offer- mained of the cities of Judah. ings, and to kindle meal-offerings, and to do 8 1 This is the word that came unto Jeresacrifice continually:
miah from the LORD, after that the king 19 And the word of the Lord came unio Zedekiah had made a covenant with all the Jeremiah, saying,
people which were al Jerusalem, to proclaim 20 Thus saith the LORD, If ye can break i liberty unto them; my covenant of the day, and my covenant 9 That every man should let his man-serof the night, and that there should not be vant, and every man his maid-servant, being day and night in their season;
an Flebrew or an Hebrewcss, go free; that 21 Then may also my covenant be broken pone should serve himself of them, to uit, of with David my servant, that he should not a Jew his brother. bave a son to reign upon his throne; and 10 Now, when all the princes, and all the with the Levites the priests, my ministers. people, which had entered into the covenant,
22 As the host of heaven cannot be num- heard that every one should let his man-ser: bererl, neither the sand of the sea measured; vani, and everyone his maid-servant, go free, so will I multiply the seed of David my ser- that none should serve themselves of them any vant, and the Levites that minister unto me. more; then they obeyed, and let them go.
23 [ Moreover, the word of the LORD 11 But afterward they turned, and caused came to Jeremiah, saying,
the servants and the handmaids, whom they 24 Considerest thou not what this people had let go free, to return, and brought them have spoken, saying, The two families which into subjection for servants and for handthe LORD hath chosen, he hath even cast maids. them off? Thus they have despised my peo
12 s1 Therefore the word of the LORD cadre ple, that they should be no more a nation to Jeremiah from the LORD), saying, before them.
13 Thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel, 25 Thus saith the LORD, If my covenant be I made a covenant with your fathers in the day not with day and night, and if I have not ap- that I brought them forth out of the land of pointed the ordinances of heaven and earth; Egypt, out of the house of bond-inen, saying,
26 Then will I cast away the seed of Ja- 14 At the end of seven years, let ye go cob, and David my servant, so that I will not every man his brother an Hebrew, which lake any of his seed to be rulers over the seed hath been sold unto thee; and when he hath of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I will served thee six years, thou shalt let him go cause their captivity to return, and have free from thee : but your fathers hearkened
not unto me, neither inclined their ear. CHAP. XXXIV.
15 And ye were now turned, and had done word which came unto Jeremiah right in my sight, in proclaiming liberty every zar king of Babylon, and all his army, and covenant before me in the house which is all the kingdoms of the earth of his dominion, called by my name: and all the people, fought against Jernsalem, 16 But ye turned, and polluted my name, and against all the cities thereof,) saying, and caused every man his servant, and eve
2 Thus saith the Lory, the God of Israel, /ry man his handinaid, whom he had set at liGo and speak to Zedekiah king of Judah, and berty at their pleasure, to return, and brought tell him, Thus saith the LORI), Behold, I will them into subjection, to be unto you for ser give this city into the hand of the king of Ba- vants and for handmaids. bylon, and he shall burn it with fire. 17 Therefore thus saith the Lord, Ye have
3 And thou shalt not escape out of his hand, not hearkened unto me, in proclaiming liberbut shall surely be taken, and delivered into ty, every one in his brother, and every man his band; and thine eyes shall behold the eyes to his neighbour: behold, I proclaim a liberty of the king of Babylon, and he shall speak with for you, saith the LORD, to the sword, to the thee mouth to mouth, and thou shalt go lo pesulence, and to the famine ; and I will Babylon.
make you to be removed into all the king4 Yet hear the word of the Lord, O Zede- doms of the earth. kial king of Judah ; Thus saith the LORD of 18 And I will give the men that have ti angthee, Thou shall not die by the sword; gressed my covenant, which have not per5 But thou shak die in peace : and with formed the words of the covenant which they
mercy on them.
CHAP. XXXV, XXXVI. had made before me, when they cut the call 13 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God in twain,and passed between the parts thereof, of Israel, Go and tell the men of Judah, and
19 The princes of Judah, and the princes the inhabitants of Jerusalein, Will ye not reof Servisaiein, the eunuchs, and the priests, ceive instruction to hearken to my words? and all the people of the land, which passed saith the LORD. netween the parts of the calf;
14 The words of Jonadab the son of Re. 20 | will even give them into the hand of chab, that he commanded his sons not to their enemies, and into the hand of them that drink wine, are performed; for unto this day seek their lile; and their dead bodies shall be they drink none, but obey their father's comfor meat unto the fowls of the heaven, and to mandment : notwithstanding I have spoken the beasts of the earth.
unto you, rising early and speaking; but ye 21 And Zedekiah king of Judah, and his hearkened not unto me. princes, will I give into the hand of their 15 I have sent also unto you all my servants enemies, and into the band of them that seek the prophets, rising upearly and sending them, their life, and into the liand of the hing of saying, Return ye now every man from his Babylon's army, which are gone up from you. evil way, and amend your doings, and go not
22 Behold, I will cominand, saith the Lord, after other gods to serve them, and ye shall and cause them to return to this city; and dwell in the land which I have given to you they shall fight against it, and take ii, and and to your fathers; but ye bave not inclined burn it with fire: and I will inake the cities your ear, nor hearkened unto me. of Judah a desolation without an inhabitant. 16 Because the sons of Jonadab the son of CHAP. XXXV.
Rechab have performed the commandınent TH THE word which came unto Jeremiah of their father, which he commanded them;
from the Lory, in the days of Jehoia- but this people hath not hearkened unto me : kim the son of Josiah king of Judah, saying, 17 Therefore thus saith the Lord God of
2 Go unto the house of the Rechabites, and hosts, the God of Israel, Behold, I will bring speak unto them, and bring them into the opon Judah, and upon all the inhabitants of house of the Lord, into one of the chambers, Jerusalem, all the evil that I have pronounced and give them wine to drink.
against thein: because I have spoken unto 3 Then I took Joazaniah the son of Jere- thenı ; but they have not heard; and I have miah, the son of Habaziniah, and his bre-called unto them, but they have not answered. thren, and all his sons, and the whole house 18 | And Jeremiah said unto the house of of the Recbabites;
the Rechabites, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, 4 And I broughi them into the house of the the God of Israel, Lecause ye bave obeyed Lord, into the chamber of the sons of Hanan the commandmeni of Jonadab your father, the son of Igolaliah, a man of God, which was and kept all his precepts, and done accordby the chamber of the princes, which uius ing unto all that he hath commanded you; above the chamber of Maasciah the son of 19 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, Shallum, the keeper of the door.
the God of Israel, Jonadab the son of Re5 And I set before the sons of the house of chab shall not want a man to stand before the Rechabiles pots full of wine, and cups; me for ever. and I said unto them, Drink, ye wine.
CHAP. XXXVI. 6 But they said, We will drink no wine : for Jonadah the son of Rechab, our rather; AD came to pass, in the fourth year
of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of commanded us, saying, Ye shall drink no Judah, that this word came unto Jeremiah wine, neither ye, por your sons for ever: from the Lord, saying, 7 Neither shall ye build house, hor sow seal, 2 Take thee a roll of a book, and write nor plant vineyard, nor have anı : but all your therein all the words that I have spoken undays ye shall dwell in tents; that ye may live to thee against Israel, and against Judah, - many days in the land where ye be strangers. and against all the nations, from the day
8 Thus have we obeyed the voice of Jo- spake unto thee, froin the days of Josiah, nadab the son of Rechab, our father, in all even unto this day. that he hath charged us, to drink no wine 3 It
be that the house of Judah will all our days, we, our wives, our sons, nor hear all the evil which I purpose to do unto our daughters;
them ; that they may return every man from 9 Nor to build houses for us to dwell in; his evil way, that I may forgive their inneither have we viveyard, nor field, nor seed: iquity and their sin.
10 But we have dwelt in tents, and have 4 Then Jeremiah called Baruch the son of olseyed, and done according to all that Jona- Neriah : and Baruch wrote from the mouth dab our father commanded us.
of Jeremiah all the words of the Lord, which 11 But it came to pass, when Nebuchad- ne had spoken unto him, upon a roll of a rezzar king of Bahylon came up into the book. land, that we said, Come, and let us go to 5 And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, say. Jerusalem for fear of the army of the Chal-ing, I am shut up; I cannot go into the house deans, and for sear of the army of the Syri- of the LORD : ans : so we dwell at Jerusalem.
6 Therefore go thou, and read in the ro!!, 2 1 Tben came the word of the Lord which thou hast written from my mouth, the unto Jeron.iali, saying,
words of the LORD, in the ears of the peo 535
ple, in the LORI's house upon the fasting ears of the king, and in the ears of all the day: and also thou shalt read them in the princes which stood beside the king. enrs of ail Judah that come out of their cities. 22 Now the king sat in the winter-house,
7 It may be they will present thrir sup- in the ninth month : and there was a fire oe plication before the Lord, and will return the hearth burning before hiin. every one from his evil way: for great is 23 And it canie to pass, thul when Jethe anger and the lury !hat the Lord hat: budi bad read three or four leaves, he cut it pronounced against this people.
with the pen-kuse, and cast it into the fire 8 And Baruch the son of Nerial did ac- 'that uns on the hearth, until all the roll was cording to all that Jeremiah the prophet consumed in the fire that was on the commanded him, reading in the book the hearth. words of the Lord in the Lord's house. | 24 Yet they were not afraid, nor rent their
9 And it came to pass, in the fifth year of garments, neither the king, nor any of his Jeloiakin the son of Josiah king of Judah, servants that heard all these words. nile nintii month, that they proclaimed a 25 Nevertheless Elnathan, and Delaiah, fast before the LORD to all the people in Je- and Gemariah, had made intercession to the rusalem, and to all the people that came from king that he would not burn the roll; but he the cities of Judah unto Jerusalem. would not bear them.
10 Then read Baruch in the book the 26 But the king commanded Jerahmeel words of Jeremiah in the house of the Lord, the son of Hammelecli, and Seraiah the son in the chamber of Gemariah the son of Sha- of Azriel, and Shelemiah the son of Abdeel, phan the scribe, in the higher court, at the to take Baruch the scribe, and Jeremiah the enéry of the new gate of the Lord's house, prophet: but the Lord hid them. in the ears of all the people.
27 1 Then the word of the LORD came to 11 [ When Michalah the son of Gemari- Jeremiali, (aster that the king had burned the ah, the son of Shaphan, had heard out of the roll, and the words which Baruch wrote a: book all the words of the Lord,
the mouth of Jeremiah,) saying, 12 Then he went down into the king's 28 Take thee again another roll, and house, into the scribes' chamber: and, lo, al write in it a!) the former words that were in the princes sat there, eren Elishama the the first roll, which Jehoiakim the king of Juscribe, and Delaiah the son of Shemaiah, and dah hath burned. Elnathan the son of Achbor, and Gemariah 29 And thou shalt say to Jehoiakim king the son of Shaphan, and Zedekiah the son of Judah, Thus saith the Lord, Thou hast of Hananiah, and all the princes. burned this roll, saying, Why hast thou writ
13 Then Michaiah declared unto them all ten therein, saying, The king of Bahylən the words that he had heard, when Baruch shail certainly come and destroy this lånd, read the book in the ears of the people. and shall cause to cease from thence inan
14 Therefore all the princes seni Jehudi and beast. the son of Nethaniah, the son of Shelemiah, 30 Therefore thus saith the LORD of Jethe son of Cusni, unto Barucli, saying, Take hoiakim king of Judah, He shall have none in thine hand the roll wherein thou hast read to sit upon the throne of David; and his dead in the ears of the people, and come. So ba- body siiall be cae, out in the day to the heat, ruch the son of Neriali took the roll in his and in the night to the frost. hand, and came unto them.
31 And I will punish him, and bis seed, 15 And they said unto liim, Sit down now, and his servants, for their iniquity; and I and read it in our cars. Sc Baruch read it will bring upon them, and upon the inhali. in their ears.
tants of Jerusalem, and upon the men of Jo. 16 Now it came icrass, when they liad vah, all the evil that I have pronounced heard all the words, they were afraid, both against ihem; but they hearkened not. one and other, and said unto Baruch, We °32 1 Then took Jeremiah another roll, will surely teil the king of all these words. and gave it to Baruch the scribe, the son of
17 And they asked Baruch, saying, Tell Neriah; who wrote therein, from the mouth us now, How didst thou write all these words of Jeremiah, all the words of the book which at bis mouth?
Jehoiakim king of Judah had burned in the 18 Then Baruch answered them, He pro- fire: and there were added besides unto them bounced all these words unto me witli his many like words. mouth, and I wrote them with ink in the
CHAP. XXXVII. book. 19 Then said the princes unto Baruch, G. Adking, Zedekial: 'he son of Josiah
reigned instead of Coniais the son of Je. hide thee, thou and Jeremiah, and lei no hoiakim, whom Nebuchadrezzar king of man know where ye he.
Babylon made king in the land of Judah. 20 | And they went in to the king into 2 But neither he, nor his servants, por the the court, but they laid up the roll in the people of the land, did hearken unto the chamber of Elishama the scribe, and told words of the LORI), which he spake by the all the words in the ears of the king. prophet Jeremiah.
21 So the king sent Jehudi to fetch the 3 And Zedekiah the king sent Jehuca! the rol!; and he took it out of Elishana the son of Shelemiah, and Zephaniah the son of srihe's chamber: and Jehudi read it in the 'Maaseiah the priest, to the vrophet Jerciniak
saying, Pray Low unto the Lord our God cause me not to return to the house of Jonefor us.
thay the scribe, lest I die there. 4 Now Jeremiah came in and went out 21 Then Zedekiah the king commanded among the people; for they had not put him that they should coinmil Jeremiah into the into prison.
court of the prison, and that they should give 5 Then Pharaoh's army was come forth him daily a piece of bread out of the bakers out of Egypt: and when the Chaldeans that street, until all the bread in the city were besieged Jerusalemn heard tidings of them, spent. Thus Jeremiah remained in the court they departed from Jerusalein.
of the prison. 6 | Then came the word of the Lord
CUAP. XXXVIII. unto the prophet Jeremiah, saying,
THEN Shephatiah the son of Mattan, and Thus shall yc say to the king of Judah, that the son of Shelemials, and Pashur the son of sent you unto me to enquire of me; Behold, Malchiah, heard the words that Jeremiah Pharaoh's army, which is come forth to had spoken unto all the people, saying, help you, shall return to Egypt into their own 2 Thus saith the Luri), He that remainland.
eth in this city shall die by the sword, by the 8. And the Chaldeans shall come again, famine, and by the pestilence : but he that and fight against this city, and take it, and goeth forth to the Chaideans shall live; for burn it with fire.
he shall have his life for a prey, and shall live 9 Thus saith the Lord, deceive not your- 3 Thus saith the Lord, This city shall sureselves, saying, The Chaldeans shall surely ly be given into the hand of the king of Badepart from us: for they shall not depart. bylon's army, which shall take it.
10 For though ye bad smitten the whole 4 Therefore the princes said unto the king, army of the Chaldeans that figlit against We beseech thee, let this man be put in you, and there remain but wounded men death; for thus be weakeneth the hands of among them, yet should they rise up every the men of war that remain in this city, and man in his lent, and burn this city with fire. the hands of all the people, in speaking such
11 [ And it came to pass, that when the words unto them: for this man seeketh not arny of the Chaldeans was broken up from the welfare of this people, but the hurt. Jerusalem for fear of Pharaoh's army, 5 Then Zedekiah the king said, Behold, he
12 Then Jeremiah went forth out of Jerusa- is in your hand: for the king is not he ihat lem to go into the land of Benjamin, to sepa- can do any thing against you. rate himself thence in the midstot'the people. 6 Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him
13 And when he was in the gate o: Benja- into the dungeon of Malchiah the son of min, a captain of the ward was there, whose Hammelech, that was in the court of the priname was Irijah, the son of Shelemiah, the son: and they let down Jeremiah with cords. son of Hananiah; and he took Jeremiali the And in the dungeon there was no water, but prophel, saying, Thou fallest away to the mire : so Jeremiah sunk in the mire. Chaldeans.
7 I Now, when Ebed-melech the Ethio14 Then said Jeremiah, Il is false; I fall pian, one of the eunuchs which was in the not away to the Chaldeans. But he heark- king's house, heard that they had put Jereened noi to him: so Irijah took Jeremiah, miah in the dungeon, (the king then sitting and brought him to the princes.
in the gate of Benjamin,) 15 Wherefore the princes were wroth with 8 Ebcd-melech went forth out of the king's Jeremiah, and smole him, and put him in house, and spake to the king, saying, prison, in the house of Jonathan ihe scribe: 9 My lord the king, these men have done for they had made that the prison.
evil in all that they have done to Jeremiah 16 [ When Jeremiah was entered into the the prophet, whom they have cast into the dungeon, and into the cabins, and Jeremiah dungeon; and he is like to die for hunger in had remained there many days;
the place where he is; for there is no more 17 Then Zedekiah the king sent, and took bread in the city. him out; and the king asked him secretly in 10 Then the king commanded Ebed-mehis house, and said, Is there any word from lecl the Ethiopian, saying, Take from hence the LORD ? And Jeremiah said, There is : thirty men with thee, and take up Jeremiah for, said he, thou shalt be delivered into the the prophet out of the dungeon, before he die. hand of the king of Babylon.
11 So Ebed-melech took the men with bim, 18 Moreover, Jeremiah said unto king and went into the house of the king under Zedekiah, What have I offended against the treasury, and took thence old cast clouls, thee, or against thy servants, or against this and old rollen rags, and let them down by people, that ye have put me in prison? cords into the dungeon to Jeremiah.
19 Where we now your prophets which 12 And Ebed-melech the Ethiopian said prophesied unto you, saying, The king of unto Jeremiali, Put now these old cast clouts Babylon shall not come against you, nor and rotten rags under thine arm-holes, under against this land ?
the cords. And Jeremiah did so. 20 Therefore bear now, I pray thee, O my 13 So they drew up Jeremiah with cords, lord the king : let my supplication, I pray 'and .ook him uporto the dungeon: and Je thee, be accepted before thee; that thou remiah remained in the court of tire prison