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ple, and I will be your God: 16 The Portion of Jacob is not like 6 That I may perform the oath them; for he is the former of all which I liave sworn unto your fathers, things: and Israel is the rod of his to give them a land flowing with milk inherilance : The Lord of hosts is bis and honey, as it is this day. Then

answered 1, and said, So be it,0 LORD. 17 | Gather up thy wares out of the 6 Then the Lord said unto me. Proland, O inhabitant of the fortress. claim all these words in the cities of

18 For thus saith the LORD, Bebold, Judali, and in the streets of Jerusalem, I will sling out the inliabitants of the saying, Hear ye the words of this land at this orice, and will distress covenant, and do them. thern, that they may find it so.

7 For learnestly protested unto your 19 i Wo is me for my hurt! my fathers, in the day that I brought wound is grevious: but I said, Truly them up out of the land of Egypt, this is a gries, and I must bear it. cven unto this day, rising carly and

20 My tabernacle is spoiled, and all protesting, saying, Obey ny voice. loy cords are broken; my children & Yet they obeyed not, nor inclined are gone forth of me, and they are their car, but walked every one in the not: there is none to stretch forth my imagination of their evil beart: there. lent any more, and to set up my cur. fore I will bring upon them all llie taina

words of this covenant, which I com: 21 For the pastors are become bru- manded thicon to do; but they did tislı, and have not souglit the LORD: thom not. therefore they shall not prosper, and 9 And the Lond said unto me, А all their locks shall be scattered. conspiracy is found among the men ol

22 Behold, the noise of the bruit is Judalı, and among the indiabitants os come, and a great commotion out of Jerusalen. the north country, to make the cities 10 They are turned back to the ini cr Judah desolate, anda den of drag quities of their forefathers, which re.

fused to hear my words; and they 23 T O LORD, I know tliat the way went after other gods to serve them : or man is not in bimself: it is not in the house of Israel and the bouse on man that walketh to direct his steps. Jual have broken mycovevant wlich

24 O LORD, correct ine, but withi I made with their failicis. judgment: not in thine anger, lest thou 11 | Therefore thug saith the Lord, brir:g me to nothing.

Behold, I will bring evil upon them, 20 Pour out thy fury upou the bea which they shall not be able to escape; then that know thee not, and upon and though they shall cry unto me, i the limilies that call not on thy name: will not liearken unto them. for they have eaten up Jacob, and de- 12 Tlien shall the cities of Judah and roured liim, and consumed him, and inliabitants of Jerusalem go, and cry lave made his habitation desolate. unto the godz unto whom they ollies

incensc: but they shall not save them CHAP, XI.

at all in the line of llieir trouble. THE Crom the Lord,

thy citics O ; 2 Hear yc the words of this core and according to the nuinber of the nant, and speak unto the inen of Ju- strects of Jerusalein have y'e set up dab, and to the inhabitants of Jerusa- allars to that shamesul thing, orien lem;

allars 10 burn incense unto Baal. 3 And any thou unto them, Thug 14 Therefore pray nol thou sor this snitli thic Lord God of Israel, Cursed people, neither lift up a cry or prayer be the man that obeyetlı nol Ure words for thein: for I will not hear their in of this covenant,

the time that tliey cry unto me for 4 Which I commanded your fiillers their trouble. in the day that I brought them forth 15 What hath my beloved to do in out of the land of Egypt, from the my house, seeing she hath wrough! iron furnace saring, Obes: my voice, lewdness with many, and the holy

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prusperuty. Desh is pissed from tbec? when thou 4 How long shall tlie lanel mourn, doest evil, then thon rejoicest. and the herbs of every field witler,

16 The LORD called thy name, A for the wickedness oriber that dweli green olive-tree, fair, and of goodly therein ? the beasts are consumed, fruit: with the noise of a grcat lumult and the birds; because they said, He be liath kindled fire upon it, and the shall not see our last end. Danches or it are broken.

6 | lrlhou hast run with the foot. 17 For the LORD OF Logts, that plant- men, and they have wearied tber, nd thee, haili pronounced evil against then how canst tliou contend willi thee, for the evil of the house of Israel, horses ? and is in the land of peace, an of the liouse of Judals, which they wherein thou trustedet, they wearied lisve done against thenieelves, to pro- chce, then how wilt thou do in long voke me to anger, in offering incense swelling of Jordan? anilo Bitat.

6 For even thy brethren, and the 18 1 and the LORD halb given me house of this filthier, cven they have knowledge of it, and I knowili then dealt trcacherously with thee ; year, thou showedal me their doings, they have called a multitude aller

19 But I was like a lamb, or an ox, thee: believe them not, though thes that is brought to the slaughter; and speak fair words unto thee. I knew not that they had utvised de-.711 I have forsaken my house, I have Vicce against me, saying, Let ue de lert my heritage; I have given the stroy the tree with the fruit thereor, dearly beloved of my soul into the and let us cut him of from the land of band of hereneinies. the living, that his name may be 10 8 My heritage is unto me as a lion more remembered.

in the forest; it crieth out against me: 20 But, Lond of hosta, that judgest therefore hare I hated it. riglileously, 1.bat triest the reins and 9 My berilace is unto me the beari, let me see thy rengeance on speckled bird ; the birds round about them; for unto thee have I revealedure against ber; conte se, assernble riy rause.

all the beasts of the field, come 10 de 21 Therefore llius anith the Lord or rour. the men of Anathoth, that seek thy 10 Many pastors have destroyed my life, saying, Propliesy rol in the name vinegaral, they liare trodden my por of the LORD, that thou die not by purtion under soot, lley bave made my band:

pleiteant portion a desolate wilder 22 Therefore thius saith the LORD or less hosts, Beliold, I will punislı them:tbe 1 They bave made it desolate, and young men shall die by tie sword; being desolate it mourneth unto me; their song and their daughters shall the whole land is made desolate, bcdie by fanine;

cause no man layeth i lo beart. 2:3 And there shall be no remnant of 12 Tlie spoilers are come upon all them: for I will bring evil upon the brigh places through the wilderness : men of Anatholl, even the year or for the sword of the LORD shall de. their vigilation,

rour from the one end of the land CHAP. XII.

even to the other end of the land : No IGHTEOUS art thou, O Lord, Besh shall have peace.

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ne talk with thee or thy judgments: reap thorne ; they have put them Wherefore doth the way of the wick-selves to pain, but shall not profit; ed prosper? where fure are all they and they shall be ashamed of your bappy that deal very ticacherously?revenues, because of the fierce angry

2 Thou hinst planted them; yea, they of the Lord. llave taken root: they grow; yeatley 1-1 1 Thussailla the LORD against uit bring forth fruit : thou art near in mine evil neighbours, that touch the their moutli, and far from their reins. inheritance which I have caused my

But thou, O LORD, knowest me; people Israel to inherit; Beliold, i lliou bilal seen me, and tried my lieart will pluck them out of their land, anal toward thee: pall them out like sheep pluck out the house of Judah from For the slaughter, and prepar? them among them. for the day of slaughter.

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and lourie boilies Lhat I bare plu:ked them out, I will; 12 1 Tlierefore thou shalt speak untu return, and liare compassion on them, them this word ; Thus snill the LORD and will bring them again, every man God of Israel, Every botile shall be to bis heritage, and every man to his filled with wine: and they sball say land.

into tbee, Do we not certainly know 16 And it shall come to pass, if they that erery bottle shall be filled wills will diligently learn the ways or my sine ? people, to swear by my name,

T'lic 13 Tlien shalt thou say unto tlıcın, Lord liveilt; as they tauglit my peo-Thus saith the LOILD, Bebold, I will nie to swear by Bnal; then shall they fill all the inhabitants of this land, be built in the midst of my people. even the kings that sit upon Davila

17 Bus if they will not obey, I will throne, and the priests, and the proph utterly pluck up and destroy iliat na- cts, and all the inhabitants of Jerlidit tion, saitha lle Lond.

lem, with drunkenness.

14 And I will daslı thein one against CHAP. XIII.

ollier, even the fathers and the song THIME THUS saith the LORD unto me, Go Logether, saitb the Lord: I will 1103 and get thee a linen girdle, and pity, nor spare, nor have mercy,

but put it upon tlıy loins,and put it not in destroy them.

16 | Hear ye, and give car; be not 2 So I got a girdle according to the proud : for the Lord liath spoken. word of the Lord, and put it on my 16 Give glory' to the LORD your God, Joins.

before he causc darkness, and besore 3 and the word of the LORD came your feet stupible upon the dark moununto nelle second lime, enying, tains, and, while ye look for light, he

I Take the girdle that thou hast got, turn it into the shadow of death, anit which is upon thy loins, and arise, go make it gross darkness. to Euphrates, and hide it there is a 17 But il ye will not hear it, iny soul hole of llic rock.

shall wcep in secret places for youpon 6 So I went, and luid it by Euphrates, pride: and inine eyes shall weep sorr, Cong the Lord commanded me.

and run down with tears, because the fiAnd it came to pass alter many days Lond's llock is carried away captive. thältlie Loud said unto me, Arise, go 18Sayunto the king and to llie queen, to Euphrates, and take the girdle from Humble yourselves, sit down for your thience, which l commanded thee to principalities shall come down), cven hide ibere.

the crown of your glory. 7 Then I went to Euplirates, and| 19 The cities of the south shall be digged, and took the girdle from the sliut up, and none sball open them : place where I bad hidit; and, behold, Judah shall be carried away captive the girdle was marred, it was probt all of it, it shall be wholly carried able for nothing.

away captivc. 8 Then lie word of the Lord cane 20 Lilt up your eyes, and behold saying,

then that come fioni the north: wliere 9 Thus erits the LORD, After this is the Rock that was given thee, this manuer will l mar the pride of Juo beautiful llock ? dills, and the great pride of Jerusalem. 21 What wilt thou say when he shall

10 'l'his evil people, which refuse to punish thee? (or thou hast taught them licar my words, which walk in the linbecaptains, and as chief over thee, imagination of their heart, and walk shall not sorrows take thee, as a wo alicrother gods, to serve thein, and to man in travail? worship thein, shall even be ns this 22 1 And if thou say in thy heart, yirdle, which is good for nothing. Wherefore come these tbinge upon

11 For as the girdle cleavell to the ne? For the greatness of thine iniquity coins of a man, so have I caused to are Diy skirts discovered,and thy heels cleave unto me tlie wliole house or inade bare. Israel and the whole house of Judah, 23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin, saith the LORD ; that they might be or the Leopard his spot ? then may ye unlo me for a people, and for a name, also do good, that are accustomed to du and for a praise, and for a glory : bullevil. they would not licar.

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for the Jews. The stubble that passelh away by the Pray not for this people lor their gooa wind of the wilderness.

12 When they fast, I will not beau 25 This is thy lot, the portion or tly their cry; and when they ofler burnt measures from me, saith tbe LORD; Ollering and an oblation, I will not ao because thou hast forgotten me, and cepl them: but I will consume their trusted in falsebood.

by the sword, and by the famine, and 26 Therefore will I discover thy skirts by the pestilence. upon thy face, that thy slame way up 13 | Then said I, Ab, Lord God! pear.

belold, the prophets say unto them, 27 I have seen thine adulteries, and Ye shall not see the sworil, neille thy neighings, the lewdness of thy shall ye bave lamine; but I will give wlioredom, and thine abominations on you assured peace in this place. the hills in the fields. Wo unto thee, 14 Tlieo the Lond said unto me, Tlic 0 Jerusalemi! wilt thou not be piade proplets prophecy lies in my name. clean? vben shall it once be ? I sent tbem not, neither bave I comCHIAP. XIV,

manded them, neither spake unto HE word of the LORD that came them: they prophesy unto you a false 2 Judah mourneth, and the gates nought, and the deceit of their hea thereof languislı; they are black unto 15 Therefore thug saith the LOID the ground, and the cry of Jerusalem concerning the prophets that propliesy is gone up.

n my haine, and I sent then not, yet 3 And their nobles have sent their they say, Sword and famine shall not little ones to the waters: they came to be in this land; By sword and famirc the pits, and sound no water; they shall those prophets be consumed. returned with their vessels emply'; 16 And the people to wlion they lbey were asbamed and confounded, propbesy'shall be cast out in the streets and covered their lieads.

of Jerusalem, because ol' the famille 4 Because the ground is chapt, for and the sword: and they shall have there was no raid in the earlb, the none to bury them, them, their wives, Lilownien were aslamed, they covered nor Vieir 5019, nor their daughters: Clieir heads.

for I will pour their wickedness upon 5 Yea, the lind also calved in the them. field, and forsook it, because there was 17 | Therefore thou shalt say this Ho grass.

word unto ibem ; Let mine eyes runt 6 And the wild asseg did stand in the down with tears night and day, and luigh places, they snuffed up the wind let them not cease: for the virgin like dragous; llieir eyes did fail, be- daughter of iny people is broked with cause there was 110 grass.

a great breach, with a very grievous TO LORD, though our iniquities blow. testify against 1.9, do thou it for thy 18 If I go forth into the field, then name's sake; for our backslidings are behold the slain with the sword i and many; we have sinned against thee. if I enter into the city, then bebold

80 the hope of Israel, the Saviour them that are sick with famiue sea, thereof in time of trouble, why should both the prophet and the priest pri est thou be as a stranger in the land, about into a land that tbey know not and as a wayfaring man that turnelli 19 Hast thou utterly rejected Judah? aside to carry' lura night?

halli thy soul loathed Zion? why last 9 Why sliouldest thou be as a man thou smitten us, and there is no healing astonisbed, as a mighty man that can- for us? we looked for peace, und there 1100 save? yet thou, O LOND, art in is no gnod; and for the time of licalthe midst of us, and we are called by ing, and belold trouble ! lliy name; leave us not,

20 We acknowledge, O LORD, our 10 Thus saith the Lond unto this wickedness, und the iniquity of our people, Thus hare they lored to wan. Calliers; for we have sinned against der, they have not relruined their feet, thee. therefore the LORD doth not accept 21 Do not abhor us, for thy name's Wen; he will now remember their sake, do not disgrace the throne of thy iniquity, and visit their sing.

glory: remember, break gol thy cove 11 Then said the LORD unto ine.imant with us.

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of the Jaros 22 Are there any ainong tae vanities, man of contention to the whole earth! of the Gentiles that can cause rain? I have neither lent on usury, vor men or can the heavens give slowers ? art have lent to me on usury, ycl every not thou be, O LORD our God ? there one of them doth curse ine. Core we will wait upon thee: for thou 11 The LORD said, Verily it shall be liast made all these things.

well with tly reunant, verily I wili CHAP. XV.

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me, yet my mind could not be 12 Shall iron break tic northern iron toward this people: cast thein out of and the steel? iny siglıl, and let them go forth. 13 Thy substance and thy treasures

2 And it shall come to pass, if they will I give to the spoil without price, say unto thee, Whither shall we go and that for all thy sins, even in dll fortlı? then thou shalt tell them, Tlus thy borders. saill the LOND; Such as are for death, 14 And I will make thee to pics lo death; and such as are for the will thine enemies into a land which sword, to the sword; and such as are tou knowest not: for a fire is kindbeno for the famine, to the lamine; und in eine anger, which sliall burn upon such as are for the captivity, lo the you, captivity.

16 | O LORD, thou knowest: re. 3 And I svill appoiut over them four member me, and visit ine, and rc. kinds, saith llie Lond: the arvord lo venge me ostny persecutors: take me elay, and the dogs to tear, and the fowle not away in thy long-suffering: kuow of the bearen, and the beasts of llie that for thy sakoIbave suffered rebuke earth, to devour and destroy.

16 Thy words were found, and I dia of And I will cause them to be re-ea: thein ; and thy word was unto me noved into all kingdoms of the earth, the joy and rejoicing of my beart for because of Maur18seh the son of Heze. I am called by tby naine, O LORD God kial king of Judalı, for that which he of hosts. Jid in Jerusalein.

17 1 sa. not in the assembly of the 5 For who shall have pity upon thee mockery, nor rejoiced; I sat alone, 0 Jerusalem ? or who shall bemoan because of thy hand : for thou liasi thee? or who shall go aside to ask filled me with indignation. how thou dnesl?

18 Why is my pain perpetunt, and 6 Thiou last lorsaken me, saith the boy wound incurable, which refusella LORD, thou art gone back ivard: there- 10 be healed? wilt tliou be allogether Core will I stretch out my hand against unto me as a liar, und as waters that thee, and destroy thee; I am weary tail ? with repenting

19 | Therefore thus saith the LORD, 7 And I will fan them with a fan in If thicu relurn, then will I bring thee. the gates of the land; I will bereare again, and thou shalt stand before ine; them of children, I will destroy my ud is thou take forth the precivus people, since they relumn not from from the vile, thou shalt be as my

mouth; let them return unto thee; 8 Their widows are increased to me but return not thou unlo them, above the sand or the seas: I have 20 And I will make thee unto this brought upon them, against tlie inother people a fenced brasen wall; and of the young men, a spoiler at noon-fibey shall fight against thee, bul they day: I lave caused him to fall upon shall not prevail against thee: for I it suddenly, and terrors upon the city. an with thee to save thee, and to de.

9 She that liath borne seven languish- liver thee, saith the Lord. cth; she hatlı given up the ghost; her 21 And I will deliver thee out of the sun is gone down while it was yet hand of the wicked, and I will reday; sie hath been ashamed and con- deem liee out of the land of llie terrounded; and the residue of thein will rible. I deliver to the sword before their en.

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