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I wilderness, and all the cities thereof were 10 1 Go ye up upon her wails, and destroy, broken down at the presence of the Lorr, but make not a full end: take away her balund by lois fierce anger.
tlements ; for they are not the Lord's. 27 For thus liath the Lord said, Tlie whole u For the house of Israel and the house of land shall be desolate; ye! will I not make a Judah have dealt very treacherously against lull end.
me, saith the LORD). 28 For this shall the earth mourn, and the 12 They have belied the LORD, and said, heavens above he black : because I have It is not he; neitlier shall evil come upon us; spokeo it, I have purposed il, and will got neither shall we see sword nor famine : reperi, neither will I lurn back from it. 13 And the prophets shali become wind,
29 The wbole city sball fee for the noise and the word is not in thenı: thus shall it be of the horsemen and bowmen; lley shall go done unto them. into thickets, and climb up upon the rocks: 14 Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of every city shall be forsaken, and not a man hosts, Because ye speak this word, heloid, ! dwell therein.
will make my words in thy inoutb fire, and 30 And when thou art spoiled, what will this people wood, and it shall devour thein. thou do? Though thou clochest thyself with 15 Lo, I will bring a nation upon you from crimson, though thou deckest thee with orna.far, O house of Israel, saith the Lord: it is a ments of gold, though thou rendest thiy face mighty nation, it is an ancient nation, a nawith painting, in vain shalt thou make thy- tion whose language thou knowest not, neiself fair; thy lovers will despise thee, they ther understandest what they say. will seek thy life.
16 Their quiver is as an open sepulclire, 31 For I have lieard a voice as of a woman in they are all inigliy men. travail, and the anguish as of her that bring- 17 And they shall eat up thine liarvest, and ath forth her first child; the voice of the thy bread, which thy sons and thy daughters daughter of Zion, that bewaileth herself, that should eat; they shall eat up thy flocks and spreadeth hier lands, saying, Woe is me now! thine herds; they shall eat up thy vines and fur my soul is wearied because of murderers. thy fig-trees; they shall impoverislı ily fenced CHAP. V.
cities, wherein tliou trustedst, with the sword. UN ye to and fro through the streets of 18 Nevertheless, in those days, saith the reek in the broad places thereof, il yecaufind a 19 And it shall come to pass, when ye shall man, if there be uny that executelli judgment, say, Wherefore docth the Lord our God all that seeketh the truin; and I will pardon it. these things unto us then shalt thou answer
2 And though they say, The Lord liveth; them, Like as ye have forsaken me, and surely they swear falsely.
served strange gods in your land, so shall ye 3 0 LORI), are not ibine eyes upon the serve strangers in a land that is not yours. truth? thou hast stricken thein, but they have 20 1 Declare this in the house of Jacob, nou grieved; thou hast consumed thicin, but and publish it in Judalı, saying, they have refused to receive correction: 21. Hear now this, O foolish people, and they bave made their faces harder than a without understanding ; which have eyes, rock, they bave relused to return.
and see not; which liave ears, and bear not : 4 Therefore ) said, surely these are poor; 22 Fear ye not me? saith the LORD: will they are foolish: for they know not the way ye not tremble at my presence, hich have of the Lord, nor the juilginent of their God. placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a
5 I will get me unto the great men, and perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it ; and will speak unto them; for they have known inough the waves thereof loss themselves, the way of the LORD, and the judgment of yet can they not prevail; though they roar, their God: but these have altogether broken yet can they not pass over it? ibe yoke, and burst the bonds.
23 But this people liati a revolting and a re 6° Wherefore a lion out of the forest shall bellious bieart; they are revolted and gone. slay them, and a woll' of the evenings shall 24 Neiilier say iliey in their leart, Let us spoil them, a leopard shal! watch over their now fear the Lorv our God, ihal giveth rain, cities: every one that goeth out thence shall both the former and the latter, in his season; be torn in pieces; because their transgres- he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of sions are many, and their backslidings are in- fine harvest. creased.
25 1 Your iniquities bave turned away 7 How shall I pardon thee for this? thy these things, and your sins liave withholden children have forsaken me, and sworn by good things from you. them that are no gods : when i bad sed them 26 For among my peop.e are found wicked to the full, they then committed adultery, and men: they lay wait, as he that settelh snares; assembied themselves by troops in the har- they set a trap, they catci men. pots' houses.
27 As a cage is full of birds, so are their & They were as fed horses in the morning : houses full of deceil; therefore they are be. every one neigised after his neighbour's wile. come great, and waxen rich.
9 Shall I not visit for these things ? saith 28 They are waxen fat, they shine; yea, the Lord : and shall not my soul be avenged they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they On ruch a nation as this?
udge not the cause, the cause of the father.
ess yet they prosper; and the right of the milled abomination ? nay, they were not at neeily do they not judge.
all ashamed, neither could they blush; there29 Shall I not visit for these things ? saith fore they shall fall among them that iall : at the Lord : shall not my soul be avenged on the time thut I visit them they shall be cast such a pation as this?
down, saith, the LORD. 30 9 A wonderful and horrible thing is Jo Tlus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the committed in the land ;
ways, and see, and ask for the old paulis, 31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the where is the good way, and walk therein, priests bear rule by their means; and my and ye shall tind rest for your souls. people love to have it so: and what will ye they said, We will not walk thereiii. do in the end thereof?
17 Also I set wachunen over you. saying CH AP. VI.
Hearken to the sound of the drumpet. But O
YE ciuildren of Benjamin, gather your- they said, We will not hearkea.
selves to flee out of the midst of Jerusa. IS ! Therefore hear, ye nations, and know, lem, and blow the trumpet in Tekoa, and set O congregation, what is among them. up a sign of fire in Berls-haccerem: for evil 19 Hear, O earth: behold. I will bring appeareth out of the north, and greai de-levii upon tiis people, even the fruit of their struction.
thougiits, because they liave not hearkered 2 I have likened the daughter of Zion to a unto my words, nor to my law, but rejectcomely and delicate woman.
ed it. 3 The shepherds with their focks shall 20 To what purpose cometh there to me come unto hier ; they shall pitch their lents incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from against her round about; they shall seed a far country? your burnt-offerings are Bot every one in his place.
acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto me. 4 Prepare ye war against her; arise, and 21' Therefore ihus saith the Lori), Behold, let us go up at noon. Woe unto us! for the I will !ay stumblingblocks before this people, day goethi away, for the shadows of the and the fathers and the sons together shall evening are streiched out.
fall upon them; the neighbonr and his friend 5 Arise, and let us go by night, and let us shall perishi. destroy lier palaces.
22 Thus saith the LORD, Belold, a people 6 1 For thus hath the Lord of hosts said, cometh trom the north country, and a great Hew ye down trees, and casi a mount against nation shall be raised from the sides of the Jernsalein : this is the city to be visited'; she earth. is wholly oppression in the midst of her. 23 They shall lay hold on bow and spear;
7 As a fountain casteth out her waters, so they are cruel, and liave no mercy : their sle castell out her wickedness : violence and voice roareth like the sea; and they ride in spoil is heard in her; before me continually on horses, set in array as meu for war agains is griei and wounds!
thee, O daughter of Zion. 8 Be thou instructed, () Jerusalem, lest my 24 We have heard the fame thereof; our soul depart from thee; lest I make thee de- hands wax feeble : anguish hath taken hold colate, a land not inhabited.
of us, and pain, as of a woman in travail, 9! Thus saith the Lord of bosts, They 25 Go not forth into the field, nor walk by shall throughly glean the remnant of Israel the way; for the sword of the enemy and us a vine : turn hack thine land as a grape- fear is on every side. gatherer into the laskels.
36 1 O daughter of my people, gird them 10 To whom shall I speak and give warn- with sackcloth, and wallow thyseli in ashes; ing, that they may bear? Behold, their ear make thee mourning, as for an only son, most is uncircuncised, and they cannot liearken; bitter lamentation : for the spoiler shall sud behold, the word of the Lord is unto them denly come upon us.. a reproaclı; they have no delight in it. 27 I have set thee for a tower and a fortress
il Therefore I am full of the fury of the among my people, that thou anayest know LORI); I am weary with holding in : I will and try their way. poar it out :pou tie children abroad, and 28 They are all grievous revolters, walk. upon the assembly of young men together :ling with slanders : they are brass and iron; for even the husband with the wife shall be they are all corrupters. taken, the aged with him that is full of days. 29 The bellows are burned, the lead is con
12 Aid teir houses sliall be turned unto sumed of the fire; the founder melleih in others, with their fields and wives together : vain; for the wicked are not plucked away. for I will stretch out my liand upon the inha- 30 Reprolate silver shall men call thein, ben bitant: of the land, saith the Lord. cause the Lord hath rejected them. 13 for from the least of them even unt.)
CHI ÁI”. V : der seatest of aliem; everyone is given to THE word that caine to Jeremiah from the unto the priest, every one dealeth Talsely. 2 Stand in the gate of the Lord's house,
14 They have lealed al-o the burt of the and proclaim there tuis word, and say, Hear daughler of my, people slightly, saying, the word of the Lori), all nje of Judah, that Peace, peace; when there is no peace. enter in at these gates to worship the LORD. 15 Were they asha.ned when they had com. 3 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of
srael, Amend your ways and your doings, commanded them in the day that I brougin and I will cause you to dwell in this place. them out of the land of Egypt, concerning
+ Trust ve not in lying words, saying, The burnt-offerings or sacrifices : temple of the Lord, The temple or ille Lord, 23 But this thing commanded I them, say The temple of the LORI), are these. ing, Obey my voice, and I will be your God,
5 For if y? throughly amend your ways and ye shall be my people; and walk ye iu and your doings; if ye througlily execute all the ways that I have commanded you, judginent between a man and his neiglıbour; that it may he well unto you. :61 ve oppress not the stranger, the father- 24 But they hearkened noi, nor inclined le. Foid Die widow, and shed not innocent their ear, but walked in the counsels and in bulbord i Aais place, neither walk after omer the imagination of their evil heart, and went gols to you hurt,
backward, and not forward. 7 Then will I cause you to dwell in this 25 Since the day that your fathers came place, in the land that I gave to your fatliers, forth out of the land of Egypt unto this day, lor over and ever.
I have even sent unto you all my servants 31 Beliold, ye trust in lying words, that the prophets, daily rising up early, and sendo cannot profit.
ling them : 9 Will ye steal, murder, and commit adul- 26 Yet they hearkened not unto me, nor tery, and swear falsely, and burn incense un- inclined their ear, but liardened their neck lo Baal, and walk alter other gods whom ye they did worse than their fathers. Xnow not ;
27 Therefore thou shalt speak all these 10 And come and stand before me in this words unto them ; but they will not hearken house, which is called hy my name, and say, to thee : thou shalt also call unto them; but We are delivered to do all these abomina- they will not answer thee. tions ?
28 But thou shall say unto them, This is a 11 Is this house, which is called by my nation that obeyeth noi the voice of the LORD name, become a den of robbers in your eyes their God, nor receiveth correction : truth is Bebold, even I have seen it, saith the Lord. perislied, and is cut off from their mouth.
12 But go ye now unto my place which! 29 Cut off thine hair, O Jerusulem, and was in Shiloli, where I set my name at the case it away, and take up a lamentation on first, and see what I did to it for the wicked- bigli piaces; for the Lord hath rejected and ness of my people Israel.
forsaken the generation of his wrath. 13 And now, because ye liave done all these 30 For the children of Judah have done works, saith the Lord, and I spake unto you, evil in my sight, saith tlie LOR!: they liave rising up early and speaking, but ye heard set their abominations in the house which is pot; a:d I called you, but ye answered not ; called by my name, to pollute it.
11 Therefore will I do unto this house, 31. And they have built the high places of which is called hy my name, wherein ye Tophet, whiclí is in the valley of the son of trust, and unto the place which i gave to you Hinnom, to burn their scns and their daughand to your fathers, as I lave done to Shiloh. ters in the fire ; which I commanded their
15 And I will cast you out of my sight, as not, neither came it into my heart. I have cast out all your brethren, even the 32 1 Therefore, behold, the days coine, whole seed of Eplıraim.
saith the Lord, that it shall no more he call16 Therefore pray not thou for this people, ed Tophet, nor The valley of the son of Hinneither lift up cry nor prayer for them, nei- nom, but, The valley of slaughter : for thiev ther make intercession to me : for I will not shall bury in Tophei, till there be no place bear thee.
33 And the carcases of this people shall be 17 ! Seest thou not what they do in the ci- meat for the fowls of the heaven, and for thir lies of Judall, and in the streets of Jerusalem? beasts of the earth; and none shall fray them
13 Tive children gather wood, and the fa- away. thers kindle the fire, and the women knead 31 Then will I cause to cease from tlin cities their owgli, to make cakes to the queen of of Judah, and from the streets of Jerusalem, heaven, and to pour ou drink-offerings unto the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, other gods, that they may provoke me to the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of anyer.
the bride ; for the land shall be desolale. is Do they provoke me to anger? saith
CHAP. VO. the countries i cdo heleno o prorakeshemselves to A Trilul sim nestabletter Lule Rosa sljal!
20 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Be- dali, and the bones of his princes, and the bold, mine anger and my fury shall be poured bones of the priests, and the boues of the o'l upon this place, upon man, and upon propliets, and the bones of the inhabitants of Deasl, and upon the trees of thie field, and Jerusalem, out oi their graves : upon the fruit of the ground ; and in shall 2 And they shals spread thein before the burs, and shall not ve quenched.
sun, and the moon, äid all the host of bea215 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God ven, whom they have loved, i.nd whom they of Israel; Put your burnt-offerings unto your have served, and alter whom they have waik. tacritices, and eat flesh.
ed, and whom they have sought, and whom 22 For I spake nut unto your fathers, nor 'they have worshipped: they sla 201 bp gta
thered, nor be buried; they shall be for dung| 181 When I would comfort myself against upon the face of the earth.
sorrow, my heart is faint in me. 3 Aud death shall be choseu rather than 19 Behold the voice of the cry of the file by all the residue of them that remain daughter of my people, because of them that of this evil fanily, which remain in all the dwell in a far country. Is not the Lord in places whither 1 liave driven them, saith ibe Zion? is not her king in her? why have they Lord of hosts.
provoked ine to anger with their graven ima. 4 1 Moreover, thou shalt say unto them. ges, und with strange vanilies? Thns saith the Lord; Shallthes fall, and not O The harest is past, the summer in arise? Shall be turn away, and not return? chande are ac! saged.
5 Why then is this people of Jerusalem slida for sure Tour orije daughter den back by a perpetual backsliding? they hurt; and black; Wichten bold fast deceit, they refuse to returi. Wanken hold one.
6 I hearkened and heard, but they spake there ng ba's in Gileair not arighit: no man repented him of his mysician there? wing then is hell wickedness, saying, Whai liave! done? eve-orilie daughter of my people ry one turned to his course, as the horse rush
CHAP. IX. etl into the battle. 7 Yea, the stork in the heaven knowellibier O' that my head were walers, and mine
exes a fountain of tears, that I miglit appointed times; and the turtle, and the weep day and night for the slain of the daugir crane, and the swallow, observe the time olier of my people! their coming : but my people know not the On that I had in the wilderness a lo lo judgment of the Lori.
ing-place of wayfaring men; that I miglit 8 How c) ve say, We are wise, and the law leave my people, and go from them! for of the Lord is willius? Lo, certainly in vain they be all adulterers, an assembly of trea made hie it; the pen of the scribes is in cherous men. vain.
3 And they bend their tongues like their 9 The wise men are ashamed, they are dis- bow for lies; but they are not valiant for . Inayed and taken: lo, they have rejected the the truth upon the earth: for dry proceed word of the LORD ; and what wisdom is in from evil to evil, and they know not me, them?
saith the LORD. 10 Therefore will I give their wives into 4 Take ye heed every one of his neigh oihers, mut their fields to them that shall bour, and irust ye not in any brother : for inherit them for every one, from the leasi every brother will utterly supplant, and eveeven unto the greatest, is given to covelous- ry neighbour will walk with slanders. ness; from the prophet even unto the priest. 5 lid they will deceive every one bis every one dealeth l'alsely.
neighbour, and will not speak the truth : they 11 For they have healed the lurt of the have taught their tongue to speak lies, and daugiter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, weary themselves to commic iniquity. peace; when there is no peace.
6 Thine habitation is in thie midst of de12 Were they aslıamed wlipn they had ceit; througli deceit they refuse to know me, committed abomination ? nay, they were not saitli the LORI). at all ashamed, neither could they blush : 7 Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, therefore shall they fall among them that fall: Behold, I will melt them. and try them; for in the lime of their visitation they shall be how shall I do for the daughter of my people? cast down, saith the Lord).
8 Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; 13 I will surely consume !hem, saith the it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to Lorn: there shall be no grapes on the vine, his neighbour with lois inoulli
, bur in heart nor figs on the fig-tree, and the leaf shall be laveil luis waii. sade; and the things that I have given them 94. Shall I not visit them for these things shall pass away from them.
saith the Lord: shall not my soul be avenged 14 'Why do we sit still? assemble your on such a nation as this? selves, and let us enter into the defenced ci- 10 For the mountains will I take up a weep. ties, and let us he silent there ; for the LORD ing and wailing, and for the halviiations or our God hath put us to silence, and given us tie wilderness a lamentation, because they water of gall to drink, because we have sin- are burned up, so that none can pass through Ded against the Lord.
them; neither can inen liear the voice of the 15 Ve looked for peace, but no good came ; caue': both the foul of the heavens and the and for a line of health, and belold trouble! beast are fled; they are gone.
16 The snorting of his horses was heard And I will make Jerusalem heaps, and from Dan: the wlinle land trembled at the a den of dragons; and I will make the cities sound of the neighing of his strong ones; for of Judalı desolate, without an inhabilant. they are conne, and have devoured the land, 1. 1 Who is the wise man, that may uniand all tha! is in il; the city, and those that derstand this? and who is he to whom the dwell therein.
mouth of the Lord bath spoken, that he 17 For, behold, I will send serpents, cocka- inay declare it, for what the land perisheta trices, among you, which will not be charmed, and is burned up like a wiklerness, ihat none and they shall bite you, saith the LORD. passeth through
13 And the LORD saitn, Because they have: 4 They deck it with silver and with gold , forsaken my law which 1 set before them, they fasten it with nails and with nammers, and have not obeyed my voice, neither walk- that it move not. ed therein ;
5 They are upriglie as the palm-tree, but 14 But have walked after the imagination speak not; they must needs be borne, because of their own heart, and after Baaliin, which they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for theii fathers laughii them:
they cannot du evil, neither also is it in them 15 Therefore ibus saith the Lord of hosts, 10 do good. the God of Israel; Behold, I will feed them, 6 Forasmuch as there is none like unto even this people, with wornwood, and give thee, O LOR!); thou art great, and thy name them water of gall to drink.
is great in mighi. 16 I will scalier them also among the hea-1.7 Who would not fear thee, O King of nathen, whom neither they nor their fathers lions ? for to thee dotii it appertain : furias have known; and I will send a sword after mucli as among all the wise men of the nathem, till I lave consumed them.
tions, and in all their kingdons, there is none 17'! Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Con-like into thee. sider ye, and call for the mourning women, 8 But they are altogether brutish and fool. that they may come; and send for cunning ish; the stork is a doctrine of vanities. women, that they may come:
9 Silver spread into plates is brought from 18 And let them make baste, and take up Tarshish, and gold from phaz, tile work of a wailing for us, ihat our eyes may run down the workman, and of the lands of the founwith lears, and our eyelids gush out withider: blue and purple is their clothing; they
ure all the work of cuuning men. 19 For a voice of wailing is heard out of TO But the Lord is the true God, lie is the Zion, How are we spoiled? we are greatly living God, and an everlasting King: at his confounded, because we have forsaken the wraththe earth shall tremble, and the nations land, because our dwellings have cast ils out. hall not be able to abide his indignation.
20 Yet hear the word of the LORD, O) ye u Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods women, and let your ear receive the word of that have not made the heavens and the his mouth, and teach your daugliters wailing; . alth, even they shali perislı from the earth, and every one hier neighbour lamentation. and from under these leavens.
21 For death is come up into our windows, 12 Ile hath made the earth by his power, and is entered into our palaces; to cut off the he hath established the world by bis wisdom, children from without, and the young men and hath stretched out the heavens by bis froin the streets.
discretion. 2. Speak, Thus saith the Loun, Even the 13 When he uiterell: his voice, there is a carcases of men shall fall as durg upon the multitude of waters in the heavens, and he open fielel, and as the handiul a'ler the lar- carrelli the vapours to ascend from the ends of jest-man, and none shall gather them. the earth; he makell lightnings with rain,and
23 | Tlmus saith the LORI), Let not the bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures. wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the Every man is brutish in his knowledge; nighey man glory in bis miglit, let not ibe every founder is confounded by the graven sich man glory in lois riches :
image: for his molten image is falsehood, 21 But le: him that glorieth, glory in this, and there is no breath in them. that he understandeth and knoweth me, that 15 They are vanily, and the work of errois. I am the Lord which exercise loving-kind- in the time of their visitation they shall perish. Dess, judgment, and righteousness, in the 16 The Portion of Jacob is not like ihein. earth; for in these things I delight, saith the for he is the former of all things; and Israel Lord.
is the rod of bis inheritance : The Lord of 2.1 Belold, the days come, saith the Lord, hosts is his name. that I will punishi ail them u hich are circum- 17 1 Gather up thy wares out of the land, cised with ihe uncircumcised ;
O inhabitant of the fortress : 26 Egypt, and Judalı, and Edom, and the 18 For thus saith the LORD), Behold, I will chiidren of Ammon, and Moal), and all tliet sling out the inhabitants of the iand at this are in tlie utmost corners, that dwell in the once, and will distress them, that they may wilderness: for all these nations are uncircum- find it so. cised, and all the house of Israel are uncir- 19. Woe is me for my hurt! my wound cumcised in llie lieart.
is grievous : but I said, Truly this is a grief, CHAP. X.
and I must bear it. H TEAR ye the word which the Lori, speak- 20 My labernacle is spoiled, and all my
eth unto you, O house of Israel; cords are broken: my children are gone forth
Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of me, and they are not; there is none. 10 of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the stretch forth my tent any more, and 10 set up signs el heaven; for the heathen are dis- my curtains. mayed at them.
21 For the pastors are become brutish, and 3 l'or the customs of the people are vain: for bave not sought the LORD: therefore they me culieth a tree out of the forest (the work/shali not prosper, and all their flocks sball ho of the hands of the workman) with ihe axe : Iscallered.