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14 Then Zedekiah the king sent, and ken: and he was there when Jerustelem was look Jeremiah the prophet unto him into the taken. third entry that is in the house of the Lord:

CHAP. XXXIX. and the king said unto Jeremiah, I will ask IN the ninth year of Zedekiah king of: ; hide

dah, Nebuchad. 15 Then Jeremiah said unto Zedekiah, Ifrezzar king of Babylon and all his army I declare it unto thee, wilt thou not surely against Jerusalem, and they besieged it. put me to death? and if I give thee counsel, 2.And in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in wilt thou not hearken unto me?

the fourth month, the ninth day of the month, 16 So Zedekiah the king sware secretly the city was broken up. unto Jeremiah, saying, As the LORD liveth, 3 And all the princesofthe king of Babylon that made us this soul, I will not put thee to caine inand sat in the middlegate, eren Ver. death, neither will I give thee into the hand gal-sharezer, Samgar-nebo,Sarsechim, Ral of these men that seek thy life.

saris, Vergal-sharezer, Rab-mag, with all the 17 Then said Jeremiah unto Zedekiah, residue of the princes of the king of Babylon. Thus saith the Lord, the God of hosts, the 4. And it came to pass, thut when Zedeki. God of Israel, Ifthou will assuredly go forth ah the king of Judah saw them, and all the unto the king of Babylon's princes, then thy men of war, then they fied, and went forth soul shall live, and this city shall not be burned out of the city by night, by the way of the with fire; and thou shaltive, and thine house: hing's garden, by the gate betwixt the two

18 But if thou will not go forth to the king walls; and he went out the way of the plais. of Babylon's princes, then shall this city be 5 But the Chaldeans' army pursued after given into the hand of the Chaldeans, and thein, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of iney shall burn it with fire, and thou shall Jericho: and when they had taken him, they not escape out of their hand,

bronght him up to Nehuchadnezzar king of 19 And Zedekiah the king said unto Jere- Babylon to Rillah, in the land of Hamath, miah, I am afraid of the Jews that are fall- where he gave judgment upon him. en to the Chaldeans, lest they deliver me in- 6 Then the king of Babylon slew the sons of their band, and they mock ine.

Zedekiah in Riblah before his eyes: also the 20 But Jeremiah said, They shall not deliver king of Babylon slew all the nobles of Judah the. Obey, I beseech thee, the voice of the 7 Moreover, he put out Zedekial's eyes, Lord, which I speak unto thee: so it shall be and bound him with chains, to carry him u well unto thee, and thy soul shall live. Babylon.

21 But if thou refuse to go forth, this is the 31 And the Chaldeans burned the king's word that the Lord hath shewed me : house, and the houses of the people, with

22. And, behold, all the women that are fire, and brake down the walls of Jerusalem. left in the king of Judali's house shall be 9 Then Nebuzar-adan the captain of the brought forth to the king of Babylon's princes, guard carried away captive into Babylou the and close ucinen shall say, Thy friends have remnant of the people that remained the set thee on, and have prevailed against thee: cily, and those that lell away, that fell to bim, thy feet are sunk in the mire, und they are will the rest of the people that remained. turned away back.

10 But Nchuzar-adan the captain of the 23 So they shall bring out all thy wives guard left of the poor of the people, which and they children to the Chaldeans; and thou had nothing, in the land of Judai, and shall not escape our of their hand, but shall gave them vineyards and fields at the same i be taken by the hand of the king of Babylon: imme. and thou shalt cause this city io be burned 11 Now Nebuchadrezzar king of Baby. with fire.

lon gave charge concerning Jeremiah to Ne 21 1 Then said Zedekiah unto Jereiniah, buzar-adan the captain of the guard, saying, Let no man know of these words, and thou 12 Take him, and look well to him, and shall not die.

do him no harm; but do unto him even is 25 But if the princes hearthai I have talk- he shall say unto thee. ed with thce, and they come unto ibee, and 13 So Nebuzar-adan the captain of the soy unto thee, Declare unto us now what guard sent, and Nebushashian, Ral-saris, thou hast said unto the king, hide it not from and Nergal-sharezer, Ralı-mag, and all die us, and we will not put thee to death; also king of Babylon's princes; what the king said unto thee:

14 Evcu ibey sent, and took Jeremiah 26 Then thou shalt say unto them, I pre- out of the cout of the prison, and committed sented my supplication before the king, that him unto Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the he would not cause me to return to Jonathan's son of Shaphan, that he should carry him house, to die there.

boine: su he duelt anong the people. 27 Then came all the princes unto Jere- 15 | Now the word of the Lord came niah, and asked him: and he told them ac- unto Jeremiah, while he was shut up in the cording to all these words that the king had court of the prison, saying, commanded. So they lefi off speaking with 16. Go and speak to Ebed-meleca the hin: for the matter was not perceivedl. Ethiopian, saying, Thus saith the Lord of

28 So Jeremiah abode in ihe court of the hosts, the God of Israel, Behold, I will bring prison u..til the day that Jerusalem was ta. my words upon this city for evil, and not for

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good; and they shall inc accomplished in that 11 Likewise, when all the Jews that were day before thee.

in Moah, and among ihe Ammonites, and in 17 But I will deliver ihce in that day, saith Edom,and that were in all the countries, heard the LORD; and thou sha!t not be given into that the king of Babylon had lesi a remnant the hand of the men of whom thou urt afraid. of Judah,and that he had set over them Geda.

18 For I will surely deliver ther, and liah the son of Ahikan, the son of Shaphan; thou shalt not fall by the sword, but ty life 12 Even all the Jew's returned out of all shall be fer a prey unto thee; because thou places whither they were driven, and came hast put thy trust in me saith the LORD. to the land of Judah, to Gedaliah, unto MizCHAP, XL.

pal, and gathered wine and summer-fruits THE which come to Jeremiah very The word marier er ane te bolezer-ada freno creover, Johanan the son of Kareal, captain of the guard lad let him go from and all the captains of the forces that were in Ramah, when he had trken him, being bound the fields, came to Gedaliah to Mizpalı. in chains among all that were carried away, 14 And said unto him, Dost thou certainly captive of Jerusalem and Judah, which know that Baalis the king of the Ammonites were carried away captive unto Babylon. hath sent Ishmael the son of Nethaniah to

2 And the captain of the guard look Jerc- slay thee? But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam miah, and said unto him, the LORD thy God believed them not. hath pronounced this cvil upon this place. 15 Then Johanan the son of Kareahispake

3 Now the LORD hath brought it, and done to Gedaliah in Mizpah secretly, saying, Let according as he hath said: because ye have me go, I pray thee, and I will slay Ishmael sinnedagainst the LORD), and have not obey- the sonor Nethaniali, and no nran shall know ed his voice, therefore this thing is come up- il: wherefore should be slay thee, that all the on you.

Jews which are gathered unto thee should be 4 And now, behold, I loose thee this day scattered, and the iemnant in Judah perish » from the chains which were upon thine hand. 16 Bui Gedaliah the son of Ahikam said If it seem good unto thee to come with me unto Joharian tlie son of Kareah, Thou shalt into Babylon, come, and I will look well unto not do this thing; for thou speakest falsely of thee; but if it seem ill unto thce to come Ishmael. with me into Babylon, forbear: behold, all the

CHAP. XLI. land is before thee: whither it seemeth good C'Vit came to pass in the seventh month, and convenient for thce to go, thither go.

that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, the 5 Now, while he was not yet gone back, he son of Elishaina, of the seed royal, and the said, Go back also 10 Gedaliah the sou of Ahi- princes of the king, even ten men with him, kam, the son of Shaplian, whom the king of came unto Gedaliah the son of Ahikam to Babylon hath made governor over the cities of Mizpah; and there they did eat bread toJudah, and dwell with him among the people; gether in Mizpah, or go wheresoever it seemeth convenient unto 2 Then arose Ishmael the son of Netha. thee to go. So the captain of the guard gave nial, and the ten men that were with hin, him victuals and a reward, and let him go. and smote Gedaliah the son of Abikam, the

6 Then went Jeremiah unto Gedaliah the son of Shaphan, with the sword, and slew son of Ahikam to Mizpah, and dwelt with him him, whoin the king of Babylon had made among the people that were left in the land. governor over the land.

71 Now, when all the captains of the for- 3 Ishmael also slew ali the Jews that were ces which were in the fie!ds, eren they and with him, eren with Gedaliah, at Mizpah, their men, heard that the king of Babylon and the Chaldeans that were found thero, had made Gedaliah the son of Ahikam yover- and the men of war. nor in the land, and had committed unto him 4 And it came to pass, the second day after men, and women, and children, and of the he had slain Gedaliah, and no man knew it, poor of the land, of them that were not car- 5 That there came certain from Shechem, ried away captive to Babylon,

from Shiloh, and from Samaria, eren four. 8 Then they came to (iedaliah to Mizpah, score men, having their beards shaven, and even Ishmael the son of Nethanialı, and Jo- their clothes rent, and having cut themselves, Sanan and Jonathan the sons of hireah, and with offerings and incense in their hand, to Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth, and the sons bring ihem to the house of the LORD. of Ephai the Netophathite, and Jezaniah the 6 And Ishmael the son of Nethaniah went son of a Maachathile, they and their men. forth from Mizpah to meet them, weeping

9 And Gedaliah the son of Ahikain, the son all along as he went: and it came to pass, of Shaphan, sware unto them, and to their as he met them, he said unto them, Come to meu, saying, Fear not to serve the Chalde. Gedaliah the son of Ahikam. ans: dwell in the land, and serve the king 7 And it was so, when they came into the of Babylon, and it shall he well with

you. midst of the city, that Ishmael the son of Ne, 10 As for me, behold, I will cwell ai Miz., thaniah slew them, and cast them into the pah, to serve the Chaldeans which will come midst of the pil, he, and the men that were untous: but ye, gather ye wine, and sunumer. with liim. fruils, and oil, and pui them in your vessels, 8 But ion nen were found among them end dwell in your cities that yu have taken that said wo Ishmael, Slay us not ; for we

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JEREMIAH, have treasures in the field, of wheat, and of the way wherein we may walk, and the barley, and of oil, and of honey. So he for- thing that we may do. bare and slew them not among their

brethren. 4 Then Jeremiah the prophet said unto 9 Now the pit wherein Ishmael had cast all them, I have heard you; behold, I will pray the dead bodies of the men (whom he had unto the LORD your God according to your slain because of Gedaliab) wus it which Asa words; and it shall come to pass, that what. the king had inade for fear of Baasha king soever thing the Lord shall answer you, I of Israel; and Ishmael the son of Nethaniah will declare it unto you; I will keep nothing filled it with them that were slain.

back from you. 10 Then Ishinael carried away captive all 5 Then they said to Jeremiah, The Lord be the residue of the people that were in Miz- a true and faithful witness between us, if we do pah, even the king's daughters, and all the not even according to all things for the which people that remained in Mizpah, whom Ne- the Lord thy God shall send thee to us. buzar-adan the captain of the guard had 6 Whether it be good, or whether it be committed to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam: evil, we will obey the voice of the LORD car and Ishmael the sou of Nethaniah carried God, to whom we send thee; that it may be them away captive, and departed to go over well with us, when we obey the voice of the to the Ammonites.

Lord our God. 11 T But when Johanan the son of Kareah, 71 And it came to pass, a!ierten days, thar and all the captains of the forces that were the word of the Lord came unto Jeremiah with him, heard of all the evil that Ishmael 8 Then called he Johanan the son of Kathe son of Nethaniah had done,

reah, and all the captains of the forces which 12 Then they took all the men, and went were with him, and all the people, from the to fight with Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, least even to the greatest, and found him by the great waters that are 9 And said unto them, Thus saith the i Gibeon.

LORD, the God of Israel, unto whom ye 13 Now it came to pass, that when all the sent me to present your supplication before people which were with Ishmael saw Joha- him; nan the son of Kareab, and all the captains 10 If ye will still anide in this land, then will of the forces that were with him, then they I build you, and not pull ou down; and I will werc glad.

plant you, and not pluck you up: for I repent 14 So all the people that Ishmael had car- me of the evil that I have done unto you. ried away captive from Mizpah cast about jl Be not afraid of the king of Babylon, of and returned, and went unto Johanan the son whom ye are afraid; be not afraid of him, of Kareah.

saith the LORD : for I am with you to save 15 But Ishmael the son of Nethaniah es- you, and to deliver you from his hand. caped from Johanan with eight men, and 12 And I will shew mercies unto you, that went to the Ammonites.

he may have mercy upon you, and cause 16 Then took Johanan the son of Karealı, you to return to your own land. and all the captains of the forces that were 13 But if ye say, We will not dwell in this with him, all the remnant of the people land, neither obey the voice of the LORD whom he had recovered from Ishinael the your God, son of Nethaniah, from Mizpah, (after that 14 Saying, No; but we will go into the he had slaiu Gedaliah the son of Abikam,) land of Egypt, where we shall see no war, eren mighty men of war, and the women, nor hear the sound of the trumpet, nor bave and the children, and the cunuchs, whom he hunger of bread; and there will we dwell : had brought again from Gibeon ;

15 And now therefore hear the word of 17 Aud they departed, and dwelt in the the Lord, ye remnant of Judah; Thus saith habitation of Chimham, which is by Beth-le- the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, If ye hem, to go to enter into Egypt,

wholly set your faces to enter into Egypt, and 18 Because of the Chaldeans: for they go to sojourn there; were afraid of them, because Ishmael the 16 Then it shall come to pass, that the sword, son of Nethaniah had slain Gedaliah the which ye seared, shall overtake you there in son of Ahikam, whom the king of Babylon the land of Egypt; and the famine, whereot made governor in the land.

ye were afraid, shall follow close after you CHAP. XLII.

ihere in Egypt; and there ye shall die.

of the forces, and 17 So shall be with all the men that niah the son of Hoshaiah, and all the people, they shall die by the sword, by the famine, from the least even unto the greatest, came and by the pestilence; and none of them Dear,

shall remain or escape from the evil that I 2 And said unto Jeremiah the prophet, will bring upon them. Let, we beseech thee, our supplication be 18 For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the accepted before thee, and pray for us into God of Israel, As mine anger and my fury the LORD thy God, even for all this remnant; hath been poured forth upon the inhabitanis (for we are left but a few of many, as thine of Jerusalem ; so shall my fury be poured eyes do behold us ;)

forth upon you, when ye shall enter into 3 That the LORD thy God may shew us Egypti ani ye shall be an execration, and

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an astonishment, and a curse, anıla reproach; death, to death; and such as are for captivity, and ye shall see this place no more. to captivity; and such as are for the sword,

19 T The LORD hath said concerning you, to the sword. O ye remnant of Judah, Go ye not into 12 And I will kindle a fire in the houses of Egypt: know certaiuly that I have admon- the gods of Egypt; and he shall burn them, ished you this day.

and carry them away captives; and he shall 20 For ye disse mbled in your hearts, when array himself with the land of Egypt, as a ye sent me unto the Lord your God, saying; shepherd putteth on his garment; and he shall Pray for us unto the Lord our God; and ac: go forth from thence in peace. cording unto all that the Lord our God shall 13 He shall break also the images of Bethsay, so declare into us, and we will do it. shemesh, that is in the land of Egypt; and

21. And now I have this day declared it to the buses of the gods of the Egyptians shu you; but ye have not obeyed ihe voice of the he bura with fire. LORD your God, nor any thing for the

CHAP. XLIV. which he bath sent me unto you.

THE word that carne to Jeremiah cor.. 22 Now therefore know certainly that ye

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cerning all the Jews which dwell in the shall die by the sword, by the famine, and land of Egypt, which dwel! at Migdol, and by the pestilence, in the place whither ye at Tahpanhes, and at Noph, and in the coundesire to go and to sojourn.

try of Pathros, saying, CHAP. XLIII.

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had made an end of speaking umo all brought upon Jerusalem, and upon all the cithe people all the words of the Lor. ir ties of Juial, and, behold, this day they are God, for which the Lord their God. Jsenu a desolation, and no man dwelleth therein; bim to them, eren all these words,

3 Because of their wickedness which they 2 Then spake Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, have committed, to provoke me to anger, in and Johanian the son of Kareah, and all the that they went to burn incense, and to serve proud men, saying, unto Jeremiah, Thou other gods, whom they knew not, neither speakest falsely: the Lord our God hath they, ye, nor your fathers. not sent thee to say, Go not into Egypt to so- i Flowheit I sent unto you all my servants journ there,

the prophets, rising early, and sending them, 3 But Baruch the son of Neriah setteth thee saying, Oh, do not ihis abominable thing on against us, for to deliver us into the hand that I hate. of the Chaldeans, that they might put us to 5 But they hearkened not, nor inclined death, and carry us away captives into Ba-their ear to turn from their wickedness, to bylon.

burn no incense unto other gods. 4 So Johanan the so: 'of Kareah, and all 6 Wherefore my fury and mine anger was the captains of the port es, and all the people, poured forth, and was kindled in the cities of obeyed not the voice of the LGRI), lo dwell Judah, and in the streets or Jerusalein; and in the land of Judah;

they are wasted and desolate, as at this day. 5 But Johanan the son of Kareah, end all Therefore now thus saith the LORD, the the captains of the forces, took all the rem-God of hosts, the God of Israel, Wherefore nant of Judah, that were returned from all commit ye this great evil against your souls, nations whither they had eu driven, to to cut off from you man and woman, child dwell in the land of Judah;

and suckling, oui of Judah, lo leave you none 6 Eren men, and women, and children, and to remain ; the king's daughters, and every person that 8 In that ye provoke me unto wrath with Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard had the works of your hands, burning incense uito left with Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son other gods in the land of Egypt, whither ye of Shaphan, and Jeremiah the prophet, and be gone to dwell, that ye might cut yourselves Baruch the son of Neriah.

off, and that ye might be a curse and a re7 So they came into the land of Egypt: for proach among all the nations of ihe earth? they obeyed not the voice of the Lorn. Thus 9 Have ye forgotten the wickedness of came they ren to Tahpanhes.

your fathers, and the wickedness of the kinga 8 | Then came the word of the LORD unto of Judah, and the wichedness of their wives, Jeremiah in Tahpanhes, saying,

and your own wickedness, and the wicked. 9 Takegreat stones in thine hand, and hide ness of your wives, which ihey have commilthem in the clay in the brick-kiln, which isted in the land of Judah, and in the streets at the entry of Pharaoh's house in Tahpan- of Jerusalem ? hes, in the sight of the men of Judah; 10 They are not humbled eren unto this

10 Andsay unto them, Thus saith the Lord day, neither have they feared, nor walked of hosts, the God of Israel, Behold, I will send in my law, nor in my statutes, that I set and take Nebuchadrezzar the king of Baby- before you, and before your fathers. lon, my servant, and will set his throne upon 111 Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, these stones that I bave hid ; and he shall the God of Israel, Behold, I will set my face spread his royal pavilion over them. against you for evil, and to cut off all Judah

11 And when he cometh, he sball smitc the, 12 And I will take the remnant of Judah, land of Egypt, and deliver such as are for that have sei their faces to go into the land of

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Egypt to sojourn there, ana they shall all be people, and to all the women, Hear the word consumed, and fall in the land of Egypt; they of the Lord, all Judah thai are in the land shall even be consumed by the sword, and by of Egypt ; the fanine : they shall die, from the least even 25 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God unto the greatest, by the sword and by the fa- of Israel, saying, Ye and your wives have mine; and they shall be an execration and an both spoken witli your mouths, and fulfilled astonishment, and a curse, and a reproach with your hand, saying; We will surely per

13 For I will punish them that dwell in form our vows that we have vowed, to burn the land of Egypi, as I have punished Jeru- incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour salein, hy the sword, by the famine, and by out drink-offerings unto her: ye will surely the pestilence:

accomplish your vows, and surely performa 14 So that none of the remnant of Judah, your vows. which are gone into the land of Egypt to so- 26 Therefore hear ye the word of the journ there, shall escape or remain that they Lord, all Judah that dwell in the land of should return unto the land of Judah, to the Egypt; Behold, I have sworn by my great which they have a desire to return to dwell name, saith the LORD, that my name shall there ; for none shall return but such as shall no more be named in the mouth of any man escape.

of Judah in all the land of Egypi, saying, 15 | Then all the men which knew that The Lord God liveth. their wives had burned incense unto other 27 Behold, I will watch over them for evil gods, and all the women that stood by, a great and not for good; and all the men of Judal multitude,

even all the people that dwelt in that are in the land of Egypt shall be con the land of Egypt, in Paihros, answered sumed by the sword and by the famine, un Jeremiah, saying,

til there be an end of them. 16 As for the word that thou hast spoken 28 Yet a small number that escape the unto us in the naine of the LORD, we will sword shall return out of the land of Egypt not hearken unto thee:

into the land of Judah ; and all the remnant 17 But we will certainly do whatsoever thing of Judah, that are gone into the land of goeth forth out of vur own mouth, to burn Egypt to sojourn there, shall know whose incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour words shall stand, mine, or theirs. out drink-offerings unto her, as we have done, 29 And this slull be a sign unto you, we, andour fathers,our kings,and our princes, saith the Lori), that I will punish you in this in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Je- place, that ye may know that my words shal rusalem : for then had we plenty of victuals, surely stand against you for evil: and were well, and saw no evil.

30° Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I wil 13 But since we left off to burn incense to give Pharaoh-hophra king of Egypt into the the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink- hand of his enemies, and into the hand o offerings unto her, we have wanted all things,' them that seek his life ; as I gave Zedekial and have been consumed by the sword and king of Judah into the hand of Nebuchad by the famine.

rezzar king of Babylon, his enemy, and cha 19 And when we burned incense to the sought his life. queen of heaven, and poured out drink.

CHAP. XLV. worship her, and pour out drink-offerings spake unto Baruch the son of Neriah, unto her, without our men ?

when he had written these words in a book 20 1 Then Jeremiah said unto all the peo- at the mouth of Jeremiah, in the fourth year ple, to the men, and to the women, and 10 of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Ju all the people which had given him that an-dah, saying, swer, saying,

2 Tbus saith the Lord, the God of Israel, 21 The incense that ye burned in the cities unto thee, O Baruch ; of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, 3 Thou didst say, Woe is me now! for the ye, and your fathers, your kings, and your Lord hath added grief to my sorrow; I princes, and people of the land, did not fainted in my sighing, and I find no rest. ihe Lord remeu-ber them, and came it not 4 | Thus shalt thou say unto him, The into his mind?

Lord) saith thus, Behold, that which I have 22 So that the Luit could no longer bear, built will I break down, and that which I have because of the evil of your doings, and be planted I will pluck up, even this whole land. cause of the abominations which ye have 5 And seekest thou great things for thyself? committed ; therefore is your land a desola- seek them not: for, behold, I will bring evil

а tion, and an astonishmeni, and a curse, with- upon all flesh, saith the LORD ; but thy life out an inhabitant, as at this day.

will I give unto thee for a prey in all places 23 Because ye have burned incense, and whither thou goest. because ye have sinned against the LORD,

CHAP. XLVI. and have the heyed the voice of the LORD THE word of the Lord which came to nor walked in his law, nor in , nor

against in his testimonies; therefore this evil is hap- tiles; pened unto you, as at this day.

2 Against Egypt, against the army of Pha 24 Morcover, Jeremiah said unto all thelraob-uocho king of Egypt, which was by die

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