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CILAP. XVII.

the Jews foretola reiter shalt thou bave sons nor your fathers; (sor, behold, ye walk Faugliters in this place.

every one after tbe imagivation of his 3 For thus saith the LORD concerning evil beart, that they may not brarken the song and concerning the daughters unto me ;) that are born in this place, and con- 13 Therefore will I cist you out of cerning their mothers that hare them, this land into a land that ye know not, and concerning their fathers that begat neither yen or your fathers; and there them in tbis land;

shall ye serre other gods day and 4 They shall die of grievous deaths : night, wliere I will not show you they shall not be lamented, neither favour. shall they be be buried; but they shall 14 T Therefore, behold, the days be as dung upon the face of the earth : come, saith the LORD, ibat it shall no and they shall be consumed by the niore be said, The LORD livelli, tint Aword, and by famine; and their car. brought up the children of Israel out Cases shall be ineat for the lowls or of the land of Egypt; lieaven, and for the beasts of the 16 Dut, The LORD livelli, that earth.

brought up the children of Israel 5 For thus saith the LORD, Eater Trom the land of tbe north, and from not into the liouse of mourning, nei- all the lands whitier he bad driven Uier go lo lament nor bemoan thein: them: and I will bring them again for I hare laken away my peace from into thcir laud that I gave unto their this people, saith the LORD, Cuen lor. Cathers. ing-kindness and mercies.

16 1 Bebold, I will send for many 6 Both the great and the small shall fisliers, saith the LOND, and they shall die in this land: they shall not be fish them; and after will I send for buried, neither shall non lament for many Lunters, and they shall liunt them, nor cut themselves, nor make them from every mountain, and from themselves bald for them:

ever bill, and out of the lioles of the 7 Neither shall men tear theinselves rocks. for them in mourning, to comfort 17 For mine eyes are upon all their then for the dead; neither shall men ways: they are not lid from my lice, give them the cup of consolation to neilber is their iniquity hid froin mine drink for their father or for their eyes mother.

18 dod first I will recompence their 8 Thou shalt not uso go into the iniquity and their sin double; because louse of feasting, to sit with them, to they have defiled my land, they have eat and to drink.

filled mine inheritance with the car9 For thus saith the Lord of hosts, cases of their detestable and avoinina the God of Israel, Behold, I will cause ble things. to cease out of this place in your eyes, 19 O LORD, ny strength, and my und in your days, the voice of mirth, fortress, and my reluge in the day of and the voice of gladness, the roice or afliction, the Gentiles euall come wito the bridegroom, and the voice of lie thee from the ends of the eartli, quid bride.

shall say, Surely our fathers liare ilk 10 T And it shall come to pass,when lerited lies, vanity, and things whereThou shalt slow this people all these in there is no profit. words, and they shall say unto thee, 20 Shalla man make gods unto himWherefore hath the LORD prononc-sell, and they are no gous ? ed all this great evil against us? or 21 Therefore, behold, I will this once what is our iniquity? or what is our cause them to know, I will cause thein sin that we have committed against to know any land and iny might: and the Lord oor God?

they shall know that my name is The 11 Theo aliselt thou say unto them, LORD. Because your fathers have forsakeli

CHAP. XVII. nie, saith the Lord, and have walked THE sin of Judal is written wilis

TH after oiber gods,and lave served thein, a pen of iron, and with the point and bave worshipped thein, and have of a diamond : it is graven upon the forsaken me, and have not kept my the table of their heart, and upon the Inw;

horns of your altars; 12 And se liare done worse than 2 Whilst their children remeinber

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JEREM1.41. the Subhuih r'cncu'cd. their altars and their groves by the from being a pastor to follow thee: Ereen trees upon the high lills. neither lave 1 desired the woful day; 3 U my mountain in the field, I will thou knowest: that which came out Eive thy substance and all thy treas- of my lips was right before thee. ures to the apoil, and tly high places 17 Be not a terror unto me: Hou ar for sin, throughout all thy borders. my bope in the day of evil.

4 And thou, cven thysell, shalt dis 18 Let them be confounded that per: . continue from thy heritage that I gave secute me, but let not me be conthee; and I will cause thee to serve founded: let them be dismayed, but thine enemies in the land which thou let not me be dismayed; bring upon knowest not: for ye hare kindled a them the day of evil, and destroy them fire in inine anger, which shall burn with double destruction. for ever.

19 1 Thus said the LORD unto me; 6 1 Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be Go and stand in the gate of the chil. the man that trusleth in man, and dren of the people, whereby the kinge waketh fiesh his arın, and wliose heart of Judali coine in, and by the which departetb froin the LORD.

they go out, and in all the gates of 6 For be shall be like the licall in Jerusalem; the desert, and shall not see when 20 And say unto them, Hear ye the good cometh; but aball inbabit the word of the LORD, ye kings of Judah, parched places in the wilderness, in a and all Judah, and all the inhabitants salt land and not inbabited.

of Jerusalein, that enter in by these 7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in gates. the LORD, and whose hope the LORD 21 Thus saitli the LORD, Take heed

to yourselves, and bear no burden on 8 For he sball be as a tree planted by the sabbath-day, nor bring it in by the waters, and that spreadeth out her the gates of Jerusalem; roots by the river, and shall not see 22 Neither carry forth a burden ont wlien beat cometh, but her leal sliall of your houses on the sabbath day, be green; and shall not be careful in neither do ye any work, but halloir ye the year of drought, neither shall the fabbathi-day, as I connnanded your ceane from yielding fruit.

fathena. 9 | The heart is deceitful above all 23 But they obeyed not, neither in things, and desperately wicked: who clined their ear, but made their peck can know it?

still, that they inight not hear, nor 10 I the LORD search the heart, I try receive instruction. the reins, even to give crery man

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if according to his wayo, and according diligently bearken unto me, snith the 10 the fruit of his doings.

LOAD, 10 bring in no burden through ll As the patridge silteth or eggs, the gates of this city on the sabbatlıand latchetb them not; so lie that day, but ballow the sabbati-day, to do gelteth riches, and not by right, shall no work therein; leave them in the midst of live days, 25 Then shall there enter into thic and at his end shall be a fool.

gates of this city, kings and princes 12 | A glorious bigla throne from sitting upon the throne of David, the beginning is the place of our riding in chariots and on liorses, they, sanctuary.

and their princes, the men of Judah, 13 O LOND, the hope of Israel, all and the inbabitants of Jerusalem that forsake thee sliall be asliamed, and this city shall remain for ever. and they that depart froin me shall 26 And they shall come from the be written in the earth, because they cities of Judali, anal from the places lave forsaken the Lord the fountain about Jerusalem and from the land of of living waters.

Benjamin, and from the plain, and 14 Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be from the mountains, and from the bealed; save ine, and I shall be saved : south, bringing burnt-offerings, and for thou art my praise.

sacrifices, and meat offerings, and in 15 1 Behold, they say unto me, cense, and bringing sacrifices of praise, Wliere is the word of the LORD? let unto the house or the LORD.

27 But if ye will not bearken unto 10 As for me, I lia'e not hastened!me to hallow tlie sabbath day, and not

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CHAP. XVIII, XIX. to bear a burden, even entering in ati Lebanon which cometh from the rock the gates of Jerusalein on the sabbath, ofibe field ? or shall the cold flowing day; then will I kindle a bre in the waters that come from another place gates thereof, and it shall desour the be lorziken? palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not 15 Because my people bath forgotter be quenched.

me, they have burned incense to vaniCHAP. XVIII,

ty, and they have caused them to gluinTHE THE word which came to Jeremial) ble in their ways from the ancient from the LORD, saying,

pathis, to walk in paths, in a way not 2 Arise, and go down to the potter's cast up; house, and there I will cause thee to 16 Toipake their land desolate, and hear my words.

a perpetual hissing; every one that 3 Then I went down to the potter's passeth thereby shall be astonished, louise, and, behold, be wrought a work and wag his bead. on the wheels.

17 I will scatter them as with an # And the ressel that he inade of clay cast wind before the enemy; I will was inarred in the land of the poller: show them the back, and not the face, so be made it again another vessel, in the day of their calamity, as seemed good to the potter to make 18 1 Then said they, Come, and let

us derise devices against Jeremialı; 5 Then the word of the LORD cams for the law sball not perish from the to me, saying,

priest, vor counsel from the wisc, nor 6 O house of Israel, cannot I do with the word from Vie prophet. Come, you as this potter? saith the Lord. and let us sinite him with the toogue, Behold, as the clay is in the potter's and let us not give heed to any of his liand, so are ye in my hand, 0 house words. of Israel.

19 Give beed to me, O LORD, and 7 At what instant I shall speilk con. bicarken to the voice of them that corcerning a nation, and concerning a tend with me. kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull 20 Shall evil be recompensed for down, and destroy it;

good for they have digged a pit for 8 If that nation against whom I have my soul. Remember that I stood bepronounced, turn liom their evil, I fore thec to speak good for bein, and will repent of the evil that I thought to turn away thy wrath froin them. to do uuto tliem.

21 Therefore deliver up their chil9 And at what instant I shall speak dren to the fainine, and pour out their concerning a nation and concerning a blood by the force of the sword; ant kingdoin, to build and lo plant it;

let their wives be bereaved of their 10 If it do evil in my sight, that it children, and be widows; and let obey not my voice, then I will repent their men be put to death ; let their of the good, wherewith I said I would young men be slain by the sword in benefit thein.

battle. IL 1 Now therelore go to, speak to 23 Let a cry be heard from their the men of Judal, and to the jubabil. houses, when thou shalt bring a troop ants of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith suddenly upon them ; for they have the Lond; Beliold, 1 frame evil against digged a pit to take me, and hid snares you, and devise a device against you: for my feet. return ye now every one from liis evil 23 Yet, LORD, thou knowest all their Wily, and make your ways and your counsel against me to slay me: forgivo doing's good.

110t their iniquity, neither blot out 12 Aud they said, There is no hope: their sin from thy sight, but let them but we will walk after our own devi. be overslırown before thee; deal thuis ces, and we will every one do tle im- with thein in the time or wine anger. agination of liis evil heart.

CHAP. XIX. 13 Therefore thus saith tlie Lord;

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HUS saith the LORD, Go and get Ask ye now among the beathen, who I a potter's earthern bottle, and take liath heard such things ? the virgin of the ancients of the people, and of of Israel hath done a very horrible the ancients of the priests; thing

2 And go forth unto the valley of the 14 Will a man leave the snow of Isuu of Hinnoin, which is by the entry

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and fearful doon. of the cast gate, and proclaim there the houses of the kings of Judalı,shall The words Urat I shall lell thee, be defiled as the place of Tophet, be

3 And say, Hear ye the word of the cause of all the louses upon whose LORD,Okings of Judal,and inhabitants rools they bave burned incense unto of Jerusalein: Thus saitli the LORD all the lost or lielver, and have pourof hoals, the God of Israel: Beliold, I led out drink-offerings un to other gods. will bring evil upon this place, the 14 Then caine Jeremiah from To. which whosoever heareth, his ears plel, whither the LORD had sent him sliall tingle.

to prophesy' ; and he stood in the Because they have forsaken me, court of the Lord's house; and said and have estranged this place, and to all the people, have burned incense in it unto other 15 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the gods, whom neither they nor their fa- God of Israel ; Beliole, I will brrug Lliers have known, nor the kings of Ju- upon this city and upon all her tuang dah,and bare filled this place with the all the evil that I have pronounced blood or jnnoceuts;

against it, because they have hardened 5 They bave built also the high places Vieir necks, that they might not lear of Baal, to burn their sous with firemny words. for burnt-olleringe unto Baal, which

CHAP. XX. I cominanded not, nor spike it, nei. OW

Pashur the son or Immer llie ther caine it into iny iniad :

priest, who was chier gou 6. 'Ilierefore, behold, the days coinc, ernor in the house of the Lord, heard saith lle LORD, that this place shall that Jeremiah prophesied these things. no more be called Topliet, nor The 2 Then Pagliur smole Jereiniah the valley of the son of limom, but The proplet, and put hirn in the stocks valley or Shinyhtcr.

that were in the high giile of Benja. 7 And I will make roid the counsel ipin, which was by the liouse of the of Judal and Jerusalem in this place; Lord. and I will cause them to fall by the 3 And it came to pass on the mor sword before their enemies and by the row, that Paolur brought forth Jere hands of them that seek their lives : unialı out of the stocks. Tlien said and their carcases will I give to be Jeremialı into lim, The Lord liath ineat for the lowls of the heaven, and not called thy name Paslıur, but Magfor the beast of the earth.

oriniysabib. 8 And I will make this city desolate, 4 For thus saith the LORD, Belohl,! and a hissing; every one that passethi will make thee a terior to thysell, and thereby shall be astonished and hisslo all thy friends : and they shall fall bec:luse of all the plagues thereon. by the gword of their enemies, and

9 And I will cause them to eat the thine eyes shall behold it, and I will Lieshof their sois and the flesh of their give all Judalı into the band of the daughters, and they shall eat every one king of Babylon, And he shall carry the desh of his friend, in the siege and then captive into Babylon, and shall siriitinens wherewith their encinies, olay thein with llie gword. and they that scek their lives, shall| 5 Moreover, I will deliver all the straiteu theu.

strength of this city, and all the la10 Then shalt thou break the boule bours thereof, and all the precious in the siglt of the inen that go with things thereof, and all the treasures of thee,

the kings of Judah will I give into the 11 And ghalt say unto them, Thusband of their enemies, which alal saith the Lord of loats; Even so will spoil them, and take them, and carry I break this people and this city, as thein to Birbylon. one breaketh a poller's reasel, that 6 And thou, Pashur, and all that cannot be made whole again: and they dwell in thy liousc, shall go into capsliall bury them in Topliet, till there be livity: and thou slialt come to Baby30 place to bury.

lon, and bere thou shalt die, and 12. Thus will I do unto this place, shall be buried there, thou, and all thy Baith the Lord, and to the johabitants friends, to whom thou hast prophesied thereof, and even make this eily is lies, Topliet :

7 TOLOND, thou bast deceived me, 13 And the houses of Jerusalem,and and I was deceived: thou art stronger

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captivity furccoi. lian I, and hast prevailed: I am in for Melcliah, and Zephaniah the som derision daily, every one inocketli ne. of Maaseiah the priest saying,

♡ For since I spake, I cried out, 12 luquire, I pray tliee, of the LORD cried violence and spoil; because the for us, (for Nebuchadrezzar king of word of the Lord was madeareproach Babylon maketh war against us,) in unto me, and a derision, daily,

so be that the LORD will deal with us 9 Then I said, I will not inake inein- according to all his wondrous works, tion of liill, nor speak any more in that he may go up from us. liis name.

But his word was in my 3 | Then said Jeremiah unto tlieu, lieart as a burning fire shut up in any Thus shall ye say to Zedekind, bones, and I was weary with Torbear- 4 Thus saith the LORD God ol' Isracl, ing, and I could not stay.

Behold, I will turn back the weapons 10 1 For I beard the defaming or of war that are in your lande, wheremany, fear on every side. Report, with ye fight against the king of Babysay they, and we will report it. AJI 100, and against ille Chaldeans, which my familiars watched for my halting, besiege you without the walls, and I suying, Peradventure he will be en- will assemble tbein into the midst of Liced, and we shall prevail agaunst this city: him, and we sliall take our revenge on

6 And I inyself will figlit against you him.

with an oul-stretched liand, and will 11 But the Lord is withi me as a a strong arm, even in anger, and in mighty terrible one ; therefore my fury, and in great wrath. persecutors sliall stumble, and they 6 And I will smite the inhabitants of shall not prevail; tbey shall be greatly this city', both man and beast: ibey ashamed; for they sliall not prosper : shall die of a great pestilence. their everlasting confusion shall never 7 And allerward, saith the LORD, I Le forgotten.

will deliver Zedekialı king of Judai), 12 But, O LORD of liosts, that triest and his servants, and the people, and the righteous, and scest the reins and such as are left in this city liom the the heart, leline see thy rengeance on pestilence, from the sword, and from them; for unto thee have I opened the famine, into the band of Nebu

chadrezzar king of Babylon, aud into 13 Sing unto the LORD, praise ye the the hand of their enemies, and inte LORD: lor lie liath delivered the soul the hand of those that seek their life; of the poor from the land of evil- and he sliall smite them with the edge

of the sword: he siiallpot spare tliem, 14 I Cursed be the day wherein 1 neither bave pity, nor have mercy, was born: let not the day wherein 8 1 And unto this people thou shalt any motller bare me be blessed. say, Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I

15 Cursed be the man who brought set before you the way of life, and the Lidings to my father, saying, A mun way of death, child is born unto tlice, making him 9 He that abideib in this city shall very glad.

die by the sword, and by the lamine, 16 and let that inan be as the cities and by the pestilence; but he thar which the Lord overthrew, and re- goeth out, and alleih to the Chal pented 1100; and let him liear the cry deans that besiege you, he sliall live, in the morning, and the shouting at and bis life shall be unto him for at 11oon-tille :

prey. 17 Because be slew me not liom the 10 For I hare set my face against this womb; or that my niother might have city for evil, and not for goou, saith been my grave, and her woinb to be the LORD; it shall be given into the always great with me.

band of the king of Babylon, and he 19 Wherefore came I forth out or tlie shall burn it with fire, womb to see labour and sorrow, that, 11 | And touching the house of the my days should be consumed with king of Judah, suy, Hear ye the wont Blaine ?

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12 O liouse of David, thus saith the HE word wuicl came unto Jere Lond, Execute judgment in theinornZedekih sent untoliin Pashur the son out the hand of the oppressor, lest

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