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ple, in the LORL's house upon the fasting ears of the king, and in the ears us all the day: and also thou shalt read them in the princes which stood beside the king. ears of ail Judah that conne out of their cities.! 22 Now the king sal in the winter-house,

7 It may be they will present their sup- in the ninth month : and there was a fire of plication before the Lord, and will return the hearth burning before himn. every one from his evil way: for great is! 23. And it canie to pass, that when Je the anger and the sury !hat the Lord hat!: budi had read three or four leaves, he cut it pronounced against this people.

with the pen-knise, and cast it into the fire 8 And Baruch the son of Nerial did ac- that was 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. I 24 Yet they were not afraid, nor rent the

9 And it came to pass, in the fifth year of garments, neither the king, nor any of his Jeloiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, servants that heard all these words. pale ninti month, thu they proclaimed a 25 Nevertheless Elnathan, and Delaiab, sa 91 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 hear them.

10 Then read Baruch in the book the 26 But the king commanded Jerahmee! 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 en'ry of the new gate of the LORD's house, propliet: but the Lord hid them. in the ears of all the people.

27 | Then the word of the LORD came to 11 f When Michalah the son of Gemari- Jeremiah, (after that the king had burned the ah, the son of Shaphan, had heard out of the roll, and the words which Baruch wrote 2: 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, all write in it a!l the former words that were in the princes sat there, eren Elishama the the first roll, which Jehoiakim the king of Juscribe, 2nd 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 has 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 Babylon the words that he had heard, when Baruchshail certainly coine and destroy this land, read the book in the ears of the people. and shall cause to cease from thence man

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 Baruclı, saying, Take hoiakim king of Judahl, He shall have none in thine hand the roll wherein thou hast read 10 sit upon the throne of David; and his dead in the ears of the people, and come. So Ba- body shall be ca.. out in the day to the heat, ruch the son of Neriah took the roll in his and in the night to the frost. hand, and came unto them.

31 And I will punish him, and his seed, 15 And they said unto him, Sit down now, and his servants, for their iniquity; and I and read it in our cars. So Baruch read it will bring upon them, and upon the inhabi. in their ears.

taunts of Jerusalem, and upon the men of Ju16 Now it came to pass, when they had dal, all the evil that I have pronounced heard all the words, they were afraid, both against them; but they hearkened not. one and other, and saki 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 Meriah; 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 his mouth?

Jehoiakim king of Judah had burned in the 18 Then Baruch answered them, He pro- fire: and there were added besides unto them nounced all these words unto me with his many like words. mouth, and I wrote them with ink in the

CHAP. XXXVII. book. 19 Then said the princes unto Baruch, Go Arocking Zedekiat the son of Josiah

reigned instead of Conians the son of Je. hide thee, thou and Jeremiah, and lei no hoiakim, whom Nebuchadrezzar king of man know where ve be.

Babylon made king in the land of Judah. 20 | And they went in to the king into 2 But neither he, nor his servants, nor the the court, but they laid up the roll in the people of the land, did hearken unto the chamber of Elishama the serihe, and told words of the LORI, v nich he spake by the a! the words in the ears of the king. prophet Jeremiah.

21 So the king sent Jehudi to fetch the 3 And Zedekiah the king sout Jehuca! the roll; and he 100k it out of Elishaina the son of Shelemiah, and Zephaniah the son of srihe's chainber: and Jehudi read it in the Maaseiah the priest, to the prophet Jeremiah,

saying, Pray Low unto the Lord our God cause me not to return to the house of Jonefor us.

than 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 hin that they should commit Jeremiah into the into prison.

court of the prison, and that they should give 5 Then Pharaoli's army was come forth him daily a piece of bread out of the bakers out of Egypt: and when the Chaldeans that strcet, until all the bread in the city were besieged Jerusalemn heard tidings of them, spent. Thus Jeremiah remained in the court they departed from Jerusalem.

of the prison. 6 T Then came the word of the Lord

CHAP. XXXVIII. unto prophet Jeremiah, saying,

Shephatiah the son of Mattan, and Thus shall ye say to the king of Judah, that the son of Shelemial, 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 thai and fight against this city, and take it, and goeth forth to the Chaldeans 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 had smitten the whole 4 Therefore the princes said unto the king, army of the Chaldeans that fight against We beseech thee, let this man be put to you, and there remain bul wounded men death; for thus he weakencth the hands of among them, yet should they rise up every the men of war that remain in this city, and man in his tent, 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 sceketh not army 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, lo sepa- can do any thing against you. rate himself thence in the midsiof the people. 6 Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him

13 And when he was in the gate of 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 Jeremial the And in the dungeon there was no water, but prophet, saying, Thou fallest away to the mirc: so Jeremiah sunk in the mire. Chaldeans.

7 | Now, when Ebed-melech the Ethio14 Then said Jeremiah, Il is false; I fall pian, one of the cunuchs which was in the not away to the Chaldeans. But he heark- king's house, heard that they had put Jereened not to him: so Irijan 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 Ebed-melech went forth out of the king's Jeremiah, and smote him, and put him in house, and spake to the king, saying, prison, in the house of Jonathan the 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 bad remained there many days;

the place where he is; for there is no more 17 Then Zedekiah the king sent, and took broad 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 lech 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 clouis, thee, or against thy servants, or against this and old rotten rags, and let them down by people, that ye bave put me in prison? cords into the dungeon to Jeremiah,

19 Where are now your prophets which 12 And Ebed-melech the Ethiopian said prophesied urto you, saying, The king of unto Jeremiah, 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 hear now, I pray thee, O my 13 So they drew up Jeremiah with cordis, lørd the king: let my supplication, I pray and 'ook him uporto the dungeon: ard Je thee, be accepted before thee; that thou remiah remained in the court of use prison

will û be ere thou he quiet? Put up thyself for the spoiler of Moab shall come upon theo into thy scabbard, rest, and be still. and he shall destroy thy strong holds.

7 How can it be quiet, seeing the LORD 190 inhabitant o Aroer, stand by the way, hath given it a charge against Ashkelon, and espy; ask him that feeth, and her that and against the sea-shore? there hath he escapeth, and say, What is done? appointed it.

20 Moab is confounded ; for it is broken CHAP. XLVIII.

down: hewl and cry; tell ye it in Arnon, A Mauad jaspoiled i

hosts, the God of Israel, Woe unto Nebo! 21 And judgment is come upon the plain for it is spoiled; Kiriathaim is confounded and country; upon Holon, and upon Jahazah, taken ; Misg ab is confounded and dismayed. and upon Mephaath,

2 There shall be no more praise of Moab : 22 And upon Dibon, and upon Nebo, and in Heshbon they have devised evil against upon Beth-diblathaiin, it; coine, and let us cut it off from being a 23 And upon Kiriathaim, and upon Beth nation : also thou shall be cut down, O Mad- gamul, and upon Beth-mcon, men; the sword shall pursue thee.

24 And upon Kerioth, and upon Bozrak, 3 A voice of' crying shull be from Horo- and upou all the cities of the land of Moab; paim, spoiling and great destruction.

far or near. 4 Moab is destroyed; her little ones have 25 The hora of Moab is cut off, and his caused a cry to be heard.

arm is broken, saith the LORD. 5 For in the going up of Luhith continual 26 91 Make ye him drunken; for he mag. weeping shall go up; for in the going down nifieth himself against the Lord: Moab also of Horonaim the enemies have heard a cry shall wallow in his vomit, and he also shall of destruction.

be in derision. 6 Flee, save your lives, and be like the 27 For was not Israel a derision upto thee? heath in the wilderness.

was he found among thieves ? for since thou 7. For because thou hast trusted in thy spakest of him, thou skippedst for joy. works, and in thy treasures, thou shalt also be 28 O ye that dwell in Moab, leave the citaken; and Chemosh shall go forth into cap-ties, and dwell in the rock, and be like the tivity with bis priests and his princes toge- cove that maketh her vest in the sides of the ther.

hole's mouth. 8 And the spoiler shall come upon every 29 We have heard the pride of Moah, (he city, and no city shall escape; the valley al- is exceeding proud,) his loftiness, and his ar. so shall perish, and the plain shall be de- rogancy, and his pride, and the haughtiness stroyed, as the Lord hath spoken.

of his heart. 9 Give wings unto Moab, that it nfay flee 30 I know his wrath, saith the LORD: but and get away: for the cities thereof shall be it shall not be so; his lies shall not so effect it. desolate, without any to dwell therein. 31 Therefore will I howl for Moab, and I

10 Cursed be he tbat doeth the work of the will cry out for all Moab; irine heart shal Lord deceitfully, and cursed be he that keep- mourn for the men of Kir-heres. eth back his sword from blood.

32 ( vine of Sibmah, I will weep for thee 11 | Moab hath been at ease from his with the weeping of Jazer : thy plants are youth, and he hath setiled on his lees, and gone over the sea, they reach ecen to the hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel, sea of Jazer: the spoiler is fallen upon thy neither hath be gone into captivity: there- summer-fruits, and upon thy vintage. fore his taste remained in him, and his scent 33 And joy and gladness is taken from the is not changed.

plentiful field, and from the land of Moab; 12 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith and I have caused wine to fail from the winethe LORD, that I will send unto him wander- presses: none shall tread with shouting; their ers, that shall cause him to wander, and shall shouting shall be no siouting: empty his vessels, and break their boules. 34. From the cry of Heshbon, even Uuto

13 And Moab'shall be asbained of Che- Elealeh, and even unto Jahaz, have they lite mosh, as the house of Israel was ashained of tered their voice, from Zoar eren unto HoroBeth-el their confidence.

nain, as an heifer of thrce years old; for the 14 f Ilow say ye, We are mighty and waters also of Nimrim shall be desolate. strong men for the war?

35 Moreover, I will cause to cease in Moab, 15 Moab is spoiled, and gone up out of her saith the Lorn, hin that offereth in the high cities, and his chosen young men are gone places, and him ahat burneth incense to his down to the slaughter, saith the King, whose gods. Rame is the Lord of hosts.

36 Therefore mine heart shall sound for 16 The calamily of Moab is near to come, Moab like pipes, and mine heart shall sound and his affliction hasteth fast.

Like pipes for the men of Kir-heres: because 17 All ye that are about him, bemoan him; the riches that he hath gotten are perished. and all yc that know his name, say, How is S7 For every head shall be bald, an levery the strong staff broken, and the beautiful beard clipped upon all the hands shall be rod!

cuttings, and upon the loins sackcloth. 18 Thou daughter that dost inhabit Dibon, 38 There shall be lamentation generally come dowy from tivy glory, and sit in thirsts upon all the tousc-lops of Moah, and in the

treets thereof: for I have broken Moab like man? is counsel perished from the prudent! ! vessel wherein is no pleasure, saith the is their wisdom vanished ? LORD.

8 Flee ye, turn back, dwell deep, O in 39 They shall howl, saying, How is it bro- habitants of Dedan; for I will bring the cacen down? how hath Moab turned the back lamity of Esau upon him, the time that I with shame! so shall Moab be a derision and will visit him. A dismaying to all them about him.

9 If grape-gatherers come to thee, would 40 For thus saith the LORD, Behold, he they not leave some gleaning-grapes ? if shall fly as an eagle, and shall spread his thieves by night, they will destroy till they wings over Moab.

have enough. 41 Kerioth is taken, and the strong holds 10 But I have made Esau bare, I have are surprised, and the mighty men's hearts uncovered his secret places, and he shall not in Moab at that day shall be as the heart of be able to hide himself: his seed is spoiled, a woman in her pangs.

and his brethren, and his neighbours, and he 42 And Moab shall be destroyed from be- is not. ing a people, because he hath magnified 11 Leave thy fatherless children, I will himself against the LORD.

preserve them alive; and let thy widows 43 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, shall trust in me. be upon thee, O inhabitant of Moab, saith 12 For thus saith the LORD, Behold, they the Lord.

whose judgment wus not to drink of the cup 44 He that fecth from the fear shall fall have assuredly drunken; and art thou he that into the pit ; and he that getteth up out of shall altogether go unpunished ? thou shalt the pit shall be taken ip the snare: for I will not go unpunished, but thou shalt surely bring upon it, even upon Moab, the year of drink

of it

. wheir visitation, saith the Lord.

13 For I have sworn by myself, saith the 45 They thai fied stood under the shadow LORD, that Bozralı shall become a desolaof Heshbon, because of the force : but a fire tion, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and shall come forth out of Heshbon, and a flame all the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes. rom the midst of Sihon, and shall devour 141 have heard a rumour from the LORD, he corner of Moab, and the crown of the and an ambassador is sent unto the heathen, Jead of the tumultuous opes.

svojing, Gather ye together and come against 46 Woe be unto thee, O Moab! the people her, and rise up to the battle. of Chemosh perisheth; for thy sons are ia 15 For, lo, I will make thee small among ken captives, and thy daughters captives. the heathen, and despised among men.

47 | Yet will I bring again the captivity 16 Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, of Moab in the latter days, saith the LORD. and the pride of thine heart, O thou that Thus far is the judgment of Moab. dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holdest CHAP. XLIX.

the height of the hill; though thou shouldest YONCERNING the Ammonites,chus saith make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will no heir ? why then doth their king inherit LORD. Gad, and his people dwell in his cities? 17 Also Edom shall be a desolation;

2 Therefore, behold, the days coine, spith every one that goetli by it shall be astonishthe Lord, that I will cause an alarm of war ed, and shall hiss at all the plagues thereof. lu be beard in Rabbah of the Ammonites; 18 As in the overthrow of Sodom, and Goand it shall be a desolate heap, and her morrah, and the neighbour cities thereof, daughters shall be burned with fire: then saith the LORD, no man shall abide there, shall Israel be heir unto them that were his neither shall a son of man dwell in it. heirs, saith the Lord.

19 Behold, he shall come up like a lion 3 Howl, O Heshbon, for Ai is spoiled: from the swelling of Jordan against the hacry, ye daughters of Rabbah, gird you with bitation of the strong: but I will suddenly sackcloth ; lament, and run to and fro by make him run away from her; and who is the hedges; for their king shall go into capti- a chosen man, thut I may appoint over her? vity, and his priests and his princes together. for who is like me? and who will appoin.

4 Wherefore gloriest thou in the valleys, me the uime? and who is that shepherd that thy flowing valley, O backsliding daughter will stand before me? that trusted in her treasures, saying, Who. 20 Therefore hear the counsel of the LORD shall come unto me?

that he hath taken against Edom, and his 5 Behold, I will bring a scar upon thee, purposes that he hath purposed against the saith the Lord God of hosts, from all those inhabitants of Teman : Surely the least of that be about thee; and ye shall be driven the flock shall draw them out; surely he shall out every man right forth; and none shall make their habitations desolate with them. gather up him that wandereth.

21 The earth is moved at the noise of their 6 And afterward I will bring again the fall; at the cry the noise thereof was heard captivity of the children of Ammon, saith in the Red sea. the Lord.

22 Behold, he shall come up & yd fly as the 71 Concerning Edom, thus saith the eagle, and spread his wings'o ir BozrahLORD of hosts, Is wisdom no more in Tc-'and at that day shall the heart sthe migh

ty men of Edom be as the lieart of a wo-days, that I will bring again the captivity of man in her pangs.

Elam, saith the LORD. 23 11 Concerning Damascus, Hamath isi

CHAP. L. confounded, and Arpad ; for they have


THE word that the LORD spake against heard evil tidings; they are faint-hearted : Babylon, and against the land of the there is sorrow on the sea ; it cannot be quier. Chaldeans, by Jeremiah the prophet.

24 Damascus is waxed feeble, and iurn 2 Declare ye among the nations, and pub. eth herself to flee, and fear hath seized on lish, and set up a standard; publish, and her: anguish and sorrows have taken her, as conceal not: say, Babylon is taken, Bel is a woman in travail.

confounded, Merodach is broken in pieces; 25 How is the city of praise not left, the her idols are confounded, her images are city of my joy!

broken in pieces. 26 Therefore her young men shall fall in S For out of the north there cometh up her streets, and all the men of war shall be a nation against her, which shall make her cut off in that day, saith the LORD of hosts. land desolate, and none shall dwell therein:

27 Aud I will kindle a fire in the wall of they shall remove, they shall depart, both Damascus, and it shall consume the palaces man and beast. of Ben-hadad.

4 1 In those days, and in that time, saith 28 97 Concerning Kedar, and concerning the Lord, the enildren of Israel shall come, the kingdoms of Hazor, which Nebuchad- they and the children of Judah together, gorezzar king of Babylon shall smite, thus saith ing and weeping: they shall go, and seek the the LORD, Arise ye, go up to Kedar, and Lord their God. spoil the men of the east.

5 They shall ask the way to Zion, witn 29 Their tents and their flocks shall they their faces thitherward, saring, Come, and take away: they shall take to themselves let us join ourselves to the Lord in a perpetheir curtains, and all their vessels, and their tual covenant that shall not be forgotten. camels; and they shall cry unto them, Fear 6 My people hath been lost sheep : their is on every side.

shepherds have caused them to go astray, 30 1 Flee, get you far off, dwell deep, Othey have turned them away on the mounye inhabitants of Hazor, saith the LORD; fortains: they have gone from mountain to hill, Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath taken they have forgotten their resting-place. counsel against you, and hath conceived a 7 All that found them have devoured them; purpose against you.

and their adversaries said, We offend not, 31 Arise, get yon up unto the wealthy na- because they have sinned against the LORD, tion, that dwelleth without care, saith the the habitation of justice; even the Lord, die LORD, which have neither gates nor bars, hope of their fathers. which dwell alone.

8 Remove out of the midst of Babylon, 32 And their camels shall be a booty, and and go forth out of the land of the Chalthe multitude of their cattle a spoil ; and I deans, and be as the he-goats before the will scaller into all winds them that are in tlocks. the utmost corners; and I will bring their ca 91 For, lo, I will raise, and cause to come lamity from all sides thereof, saith the Lord. up against Babylon, an assembly of great na.

33 And Hazor shall be a dwelling for dra- tions from the north country: and they shal! gons, and a desolation for ever: there shall no set themselves in array against her; from inan abide there, nor any son of man dwell thence she shall be taken : their arrows shall in it.

be as of a mighty expert man; none shall re34 T The word of the LORD that came to turn in vain. Jeremiah the prophet against Elam, in the 10 And Chaldea shall be a spoil: all that beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of spoil her shall be satisfied, saith the Lord. Judah, saying,

11 Because ye were glad, because ye re35 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Behold, joiced, 0 ye destroyers of mine heritage, bc I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of cause ye are grown fat as the heifer at grass, their might.

and bellow as bulls; 36 Aud upon Elam will I bring the four 12 Your mother shall be sore confounded; wiuds from the four quarters of heaven, and she that bare you shall be ashamed: behold, will scalter them toward all those winds; the hindermost of the nations shall be a wil. and there shall be no nation whither the out- derness, a dry land, and a desert. casts of Elam shall not come.

13 Because of the wrath of the Lord it shall 37 For I will cause Elam to be dismayed not be inhabited, but it shall be wholly desobefore their enemies, and before then ihat late : every one that goeth by Babylon shall seek their life; and I will bring evil upon be astonished, and hiss at all her plagues. them, even my fierce anger, saith the LORD; 14 Put yourselves in array against Babyand I will send the sword after them, till I lon round about : all ye that bend the bow, have consumed them :

shoot at her, spare no arrows; for she hath 33 And I will set my throne in Elam, and sinned against the LORD. will destroy, from thence the king and the 15 Shout against her round about; she hath princes, saith the LORD.

given her hand: her foundations are fallen, 39 T But it shall come to pass in the latter her walls are thrown down ; for it is the ven

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