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9 Behold, I will send and take all the fami- of the earth: and ille king of Sheshaclı shall lies of the norih, saith the LORI), and Nebu- drink after them. cbadreazar the king of Babylon, my servant, 97 Therefore thou shalt say unto them, and will bring then against this land, and Thus saith the Lord of hests, ihe God of ls against the inhabitants iberrol, and against racl, Drink ve, and be dunken, and spee, all these nations round about, and will utterly and fall, and rise no more, because of the destroythem,andmake them anastonistiment, sword which I will send a nong you. and an hissing, and perpetual desolations. 03. And it shall be, if they refuse to lake

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

which is called by name, and should ve 11 And this winole land shall be a desola- (be uiterly unpunishér!? Ye shall not be nintion, anul an astonishment; and these nations punished: for I will call for a sword upon all slia!! serve the king of Babylon seventy years. The inhabitants of the earth, saith the LORD

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

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

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

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

that day from one end of the earth even unto 16 And they shall drink, and be moved, the other end of the earth: they shall not be and be mad, because of the sword that 1 lamented, neither gathered, nor buried : will send among them.

they shall be dung upon the ground. 17 Then took I the cup at the Lord's 3+ 1 Howl, ye shiepiserds, and cry; and hand, and made all the nations to drink, un- wallow yourselves in the ashes, ye principal to whom the Lord had sent me:

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

36 A voice of the cry of the shepherds, 19 Pharaoli king of Egypt, and his ser and an bowling of the principal of the flock, rants, and his princes, and all his people; shall be heard : for the Lord hath spoiled

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

38 He liath forsaken his covert, as the lion ; A Edom, and Moab, and the children or for their land is desolate, because of the fierceAmmon,

ness of the oppressor, and because of his fierce 22 And all the kings of Tyrus, and all the anger. kirgs of Zidon, and the kings of the isles

CHAP. XXVI which are beyond the sea,

IN the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim 23 Dedan, and Tema, and Buz, and all that are in the utmost corners,

word from the Lord, saying, 21 And all the kings of Arabia, and all % Thus saith the Lord, Stand in the court he kings of the iningled people that dwell of the Lord's house, and speak unto all the in the desert,

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

26 And all the kings of the north, far and a word: near, one with another

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man from his evil way, that I may repent and tie mountain of the house as the high me of the evil which I purpose to do into places of a forest. thein, because of the evil of their doings. 19 Dil Hezekialı king of Judah and all Ju

4 And thou shal say unto them, Thu: saith dah put bim at all to death? did he not lea: the LORD, If ye will not hearken to me, to the LORI, and besought the Lord, and the walk in my law, whichil have set before you. Lord repented him of the evil which he had

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

sied in the name of the Lor), Urijah the son 6 Then will I make this house like Sluloh, of Shemaiah of Kirjath-jeārim, who propheand will inake this city a curse to all the na- sied against this city, and against this land, tions of the earth.

according to all the words of Jeremiali ! 7 So the priests, and the prophets, and all 21 And when Jehoiakim the king, with all the people, lieard Jeremiah speaking these his mighty men, and all the princes, heard words in the house of the Lori).

bis words, the king sought to put him to 8 1 Now it came to pass, when Jeremiah death : but when Urijal Leard it, he was had made an end of speaking all that the afraid, and fled, and went into Egypt : Lord had commanded him to speak to all 99 And Jehoiakim the king sent men into the people, that the priests, and the prophets, Egypt, namely, Elnathan the son of Achbor, and all the people, look bim, saying, Thou and certain men with him into Egypt. shalt surely die.

23 And they fetched forth Urijah out of 9 Why hast thou prophesied in the name Egypt, and bronglit liim unto Jeliciakim the of the LORD, saying, This house shall be like king; who slew liim with the sword, and cast Shiloh, and this city shall be desolate with his dead body into the graves of the comout an inhabitant? And all the people were mon people. 'gathered against Jeremiah in the liouse of 24 Nevertheless the land of Abikam the the Lord.

son of Shaplan was with Jeremialı, that they 10 1 When the princes of Judah heard these should noi gire bin into the band of this things, then they came up from the king's people to put him to death. bouse unto the liouse of the Lord, and sat

CHAP. XXVII. hown in the entry of the new gate of the Inel.com Josizi king of Judah, came this Lord's house.

11 Then spake the priests and the prophets word unto Jeremiali from the Lorp, saying, unto the princes, and to all the people, say,

2 Thus saith the Lord to me, Make thee ing, This man is worthy to die ; for he hath bonds and yokes, and put them upon thy prophesied against this city, as ye have heard neck, with your ears.

3 And send them to the king of Edom, and 12' Then spake Jeremiah unto all the to the king of Moab, and in the king of the princes, and to all the people, saying, The Ammonites, and to the king of Tyrus, and to Lorp sent me to prophesy against this

house, the king of Zidon, by the hand of the messenand against this city, all the words that ye gers which come to Jerusalem unto Zedekiab have leard.

king of Judalı: 13 Therefore now amend your ways and 4 And coinmand them to say unto their your doings, and obey the voice of the Lord masters, Thus saith the Lorvisi müsts, the your God; and the Lord will repent him of God of Israel, Thus shall ye say unto your the evil that he bath pronounced against you. masters ;

14 As for me, behold, I am in your hand; do 5 I have made the earth, the man and the with me as seemelli good and meet unto you. heast that are upon the ground, by my grear

15 But know ye for certain, that, if ye put Lower, and by my outstretched arm, and me to deallı, ye shall surely bring innocent have given it unto vi hom it seemed meet un. blood upon yourselves, and upon this city, to me. and upon the inbabitants thereof": for of a 6 And now have I given all these lands into truth the Lord hath sent me unto you, to the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Pa. speak all these words in your ears. bylon, my servant; and the beasts of the field

16 1 Then said the princes and all the have I given bim also to serve him. people unto the priests and to the propl:e.s, 7 And all nations shall serve him, and his This man is not orthy to die : for he hain son, and his son's son, until the very time of spoken to us in the name of the Lord our bis land come; and then many nations and God,

great kings shall serve themselves of him. 17 Then rose up certain of the elders of 8 And it shall come to pass, that the la the land, and spake to all the assembly of the tion and kingdom which will not serve the people, saying,

same Nebuchadnezzar the king of Balıylon, 18 Micah tie Morastliile prophesied in the and that will not put their neck under the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and spake voke of the king of Babylon, that nation will to all the people of Judah, saying, Thus saith 1. punili, saith the Lord, with the sword the LORD of bosts, Zion shall be plowed like and withi the famine, and with the pestilerce a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, until I have consumed them by wis ham.

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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 Lor», in the presence ers, nor to your enchanters, nor to your sor- of the priests, and of all the people, saying, cerers, which speak unto you, saying, Yeshal! ? Thus speaketh the LORD of liosts, 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-jof 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 out, 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 Babylon: land, saith the Lord; 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 | spake also to Zedekiah king of Ju- with all the captives of Judah, that went indah according to all these words, saying, Bring in Babylon, saith the Lord: for I will break your necks under the yoke of the king of Baby- the yoke of the king of Babylon. fon, and serve him and his people, and live. 5'Then the prophet Jeremiah said unto 13 Why will ye die, thoni and thy people, the prophet Hanarialı

, in the presence of the by the sword, by the famine, and by the pes-priests, and in the presence of all the people cilence, as the Lord hath spoken against the that stood in the house of the Lord, nation that will not serve the king of Babylon: 6 Even the prophet Jeremiah said, Amen:

14 Therefore hearken not unto the words the Lord do so ; the Lord perform uy 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 sent 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 prophet which prophesieth 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 prophiet be known, that prophesy a lie unto you.

the Lord hath truly sent bim. 17 Hearken not unto 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 Hananiah spake in the presence of of the LORD he will then, let them now all the people, saying, Thus saith the LORD, make intercession to the Lord of hosts, that Even so will I break ilie yoke of Nebuchadthe vessels which are left in the house of the nezzar king of Babylon from the neck of all Lord), arun mie louse of the king of Judah, nations wiihin the space of two full years. and at Jerusalem, go not to Babylon. And the prophet Jeremiah went his way.

199 For thus saith tlie LORD of hosts con 12 1 Then the word of the Lor) came uncerning the pillars, and concerning the sea, lo 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 Jeremiali,) saying,

20 Which Nebuchadnezzar king of Baby 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 Juriuli of wood ; but thou slınlı make for them from Jerusalem to Babylon, and all the nobles yokes of iron. of Judah and Jerusalein ;

14 For thus saith llie Lord of hosts, the 21 Yea, thus 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 ì have giveu

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 Hananialı the prophei, Hear now, Hana. up, and restore them to this place. niah, The Lord hath not sent thee; but thou CHAP. XXVII.

makest this people to trust in a lie. to pass the year, in the 16 Therefore thus , Behold, of Judab, in the fourth year, and in the fifth this year thou shalt die, because thou last month, that Hananiah ihe son of Azur the taught rebellion against the LORD.

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

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

and the pestilence, and will make them like COW these are the words of the letter that vile figs, that cannot be cateu, 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 famine, and with the pestiwere 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 astonishinept, and an bissing, 3 captive from Jerusalem to Babylon; and a reproach, among all the nations

2 (Aster that Jeconiah the king, and the whither I have driven them: queen, and the eunuchs, the princes of Judalı 19 Because they have not hearkened to

and Jerusalem, and the carpenters, and the my words, saith the LORD, wuich I sent u.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; but ye would not and Gemariah the son of Hilkiah, (whom hear, saith the LORD). ! Zorleriab king of Judah sent unto Babylon, 2011 Hear ye therefore the word of the lo Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon,)saying, LORD, all ye of the captivity, whom I have

4 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God sent from Jerusalem 10 Babylon; of Israel, un to all that are carried away cap 21 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God tives, 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 huslands, that they may 09 And of them shall be taken up a cirse bear sons and daughters; that ye may be iši- by all the captivity of Judah which are in creased there, and not diminished.

Babylon, saving, I'he 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 Gud of Isracl, Let not your propicis and lying words in my name, which I have not vour diviners, that be in the midst of you, commanded 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 " Thus shalt thou also speak to She9 For they prophesy falsely unto you in my maiah the Nehelamite, saying, name: I have noi sent them, saith the LORD. 25 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, the

10 f for thus saith the Lord, That aster God of Israel, saying, Because thou hast sen seventy years he accoinplished at Babylon letters in thy name unto all the people usar I will visit you, and perform my good word are at Jerusalem, and to Zephaniah the son toward you, in causisig you to reurn to this of Maaseiah the priest, and io all the priests, piace.

saying, 11 For I know the thoughts that I think 10 26 The Lord hath made thee priest in the ward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, stead of Jehoiada the priest, thai ye should and not of evil, to give you an extected end. The officers in the house of the LORD, for

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

prison, and in the socks: 13 And ye sball 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 Baby. Cond; and I will turn away your captivity, lon, saying, his 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 let

you 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, hal 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 that Shemaiah and of all the people that dwelleth in this hath prophesied unto you, and I sent him 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

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

dweil among this people; neither shall he prey upon thee will I give for a prey. tou hold tbe good that I will do for my peo 17 For I will restore health unto thee, and! ple, saith the LORD); because he hath iaught will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord; rebellion against the LORD.

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

This is Zion, whom no man sceketh after. THE word that came to Jeremiah from 18 Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will

bring again the captivity of Jacob's tents, 2. Thus speakethibe 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 heap, spoken into thee in a book.

and the palace shall remain after the man. 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 Isracl 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 gave to their fathers, and they shall shall not be few; I will also glorily lem, possess it.

and they shall not be small. 4 9 And these are the words that the LORD 20 Their children also shall be as a forespake concerning Israel, and concerning time, and their congregation shall be esta. Judah.

blished before me, and I will punish all that 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 iravail with child ? wherefore do I see midst of them; and I will cause him to draw pvery man with his hands on his loins, as a near, and he shall approach unto me; for wonan in travail, and all faces are turned who is this that engaged his heart to apinto paleness?

proach unto me? saia 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, goeih forth with fury, a continuing whirl. saith the Lord of bosts, that I will break tiis wind; it shall fall wiili pain upon the head voke 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 it, and until he 9 But they shall serve the Lord their have performed the intents of his heart: in God, and David their king, whom I will the laiter days ye shall consider it. raise up unto them.

CHAP. XXXI. 10 3 Therefvre fear thou not, O ny ser T the same time, saith the LORD), will 1 vant Jacob, saith the Lopp; neither be be the God of all the families of Israel, dismayed, O Israel : for, lo, I wili save thee 'and they shall be my people. from afar, and thy sced from the land of 2. Thus saith the Lord, the people which their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and zwere left of the sword found grace in the shall be in rest, and be quict, and none shall wilderness; eren Israel, when I went to cause make him afraid.

him to rest. 11 For I am with thec, saith the LORD, to 3 The Lord hath appeared of old unto save thee: though I make a full end of all me, su!ing, 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. correct thee in measure, and will not leave 4 Again I will build thee, and thou shalt thire allogether unpunished.

be built, o virgin of Israel: thou shalt agnia 12 For thus saith the Lord, thy bruisc is be adorned with thy tabrets, and shali gus acurable, and thy wound is grievous. forth in the dances of them that make merry.

13 There is none 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 medicines.

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, 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 thine aftliction? 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, o thine iniquity: because thy sins were increas- LORD, save thy people, the remnant of Israel. ed, I have done these things unto thce. 3 Behold, I will bring them from the north

16 Therefore all they thai devour thee shall country, and gather them from the coasts of brdevo:red; and alltiine adversarios.everv 'the earth, and with therd the blind and the

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