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10 rcpentance. niy jury go out like fire, and burn that him that goeth away: for he sball

can quench it, because of the return 110 niore, nor sce his native uvil of your doings.

country. 13 Behold, I am against thee, O in- 11 For thus saith the LORD touching habitant of the valley, and rock of Shallum the son of Josial king of Ju the plain, saith the LORD; which say, dah, which reigned inolead of Josiah W:0 shall come down against us? or his father, which went lortb out of who olall enter into our babitations ? this place; He shall not return thither

14 But I will punish you according any more: to the fruit of your doings, saith the 12 But he shall die in the place Lond: and I will kindle a fire in ihe wbither they have led bin captive, loreat thereof, and it shall devour all and shall see this land no more. things round about it.

13 1 Wounto him that buildeth liis CHAP. XXIL.

House by unrighteousness, and his HUS saith the LORD, Go down to chambers by wrong; that useth leis

the liouse of the king of Judal, neighbour's service without wayes, and speak there this word,

and giveth vim not sor bis work ; 2 And say, Hear the word of the 14 That saith, I will build me a wide LORD, O king of Judah, that sitteet bouse and large chambers, and cutteth upon the throne of David, thou, and lurn out windows; and it is ceiled this servants, aod thy people that enter with cedar, and painted will vermilu by these gates :

ion! 3 Thus saith the LOND, Execute ye 15 Slalt thou reign, because thou judgment and righteousness, and de closest thyeelf in cedar? did not ily liver the spoiled out of the land of the father eat and drink, and do judgment oppressor: and do no wrong, do no and justice, and then it was well with violence to the stranger, the fatherless, him? nor the widow, neither slied innocent 16 He judged the cause of the poor blood in this place.

and needy; then it was weil will $ Foril ye do this thing indeed, then him: was not this to know me? carile shall there enter in by the gates of this the LORD. house kings sitting upon the throne of 17 But thine eyes and thy heart are David, riding in chariots and on horses, hot but for thy sovetousness, and for he, and his servants, and bis people. lo shed innocent blood, and for or

6 But if ye will not hear these words, pression, and for violence, to do it. I swear by myself, saith the LOND, 18 Therefore thus saith the LORD that this louse shall become a desola concerning Jehoakim the son of Jution.

sial king of Judalı'; They shall not 6 For tlrug saith the LORD unto the lament forhim, saying, Ab my broilking's liouse of Judab, Thou art Giler! or, Ab sisleri tiny shall not lilead uulo ine, and the head of Leba- ment for bim, saying, Al lord! or, non: yei surely I will make thec allris glory! wilderness, and cities which are not 19 lie shall be buried with the buria inlabited.

of'un 18.9, drawn and cast forth beyond 7 And I will prepare destroyers the gates of Jerusalem. against thee, every one with bis 20 T Go up to Lebanon, and cry and weapons, and they shall cut down lift up tly voice in Bashian, and cry thy choice cedars, and cast them into from the passages; for all thy lovers le fire.

are destroyed. 8 And inany nations shall pass by 21 Ispake unto thee in thy prosper. this city, and they sball may crerylity; wit thou saidst, I will not henr. man to his neighbour, Ilberefore buch Tillis hath been thy manner from ily the Lord done thus unlo this great south, that thou obeydest not any cily?

voice. y Then they gliall answer, Because 92 The wind shall eat up all thy they have forsaken the covenant or pastors, and uiy lovers shall go into the LORD their God, and worslipped captivity: surely then shall liou be other gods, and served theor.

ashamed and confounded for all thy 10 Verp yellot for the dead, nei wickedness. ther bemoani hiin: but weep gorc for) 23 O inhabitant of Lebanon, that

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Christ's reign. makest thy nest in the cedars, lowl 6 In his days Judah shall be saved, gracious Blialt thou be when pangsland Israel shall dwell safely: and this Coino upon thee, the pain as of a wo- is his name wliereby be shall be call. min in travail !

ed, THE LORD OUR RIGHT. 24 As I live, saith the LORD, though EOUSNESS. Conial the son of Jehoiakim king of 7 Therefore, behold, the days come, , Judalı were the signet upon my right saith the LORD, tbat they shall no hand, yet would I pluck thee thence; more sily, The Lord liveth, which

25 And I will give thee into the band brought up tlie cbildren of Israel out of them lbat seek thy lile,and into the or the land of Egypt; hand of them whose lace thou learest,, 8 But, The LORD livelli, whici, even into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar brought up, and which led the sped oi king of Bibylon, and into the liand of the liouse of Isracl out of the north the Chaldeana.

country, and from all countries whun 26 And I will cast three olll, and thy er I had driven them; and they shall mother that bare thee, into anolher dwell in their own land. country, where ye were not born;} 9 | My liczyt within ine is broken and there sliall ye die.

because of die prophels : all my bones 27 But to the land wbereunto llityshake; I am like a drunken man, and deeire to return, thither shall they not like a man whom wine hath over.

come, because of the Lond, and be 28 Is this man Conal a despised risuse of the words of his holiness. broken idol? is he a vessel wherein is 10 For the land is full of adulterere; no pleasure? wberefore are they cast for because of swearing the Innd oui, he and his seed, and are cast into mourneth; the pleasant places of the A land wlicii they know not?

wilderirss are dried up, and their 29 ) earth, eartlı, earılı, hear the course is evil, and licir force is 10! word of the LORD.

right. 30 Thus saith the Lond, Write ye 11 For both propliet and priestare this man childlegs, a inan that aball prolane ; yea, in my house liave I not prosper in his dy's : for no man of lound their wickedness, saith the nis seed shall prosper,sitting upon the Lord. throne of David, and ruling any more 12 Wlierefore their way shall be unto in. Judal.

them as slippery ways in the dark CHAP. XXIII.

ness ; they shall be driven on, and á Voe unto the pastorsthatdestroy all therein: for I will bring evil upon

and scatter the sheep of oiy pas- thom, even the rear of Weir visitation ture I sailli tie LORD.

caitli the LORD. 2 Tlierefore thus saith the Lord God 13 And I bave been folly in the of Israel against the pastors that feed prophets of Sainaria; they prophesiet my people ; Ye have scattered my in Baal, and caused my people Israel Rock, and driven thein a way,and have toerr. not visiled them : behold, I will visit 14 I bare seen also in the proplicte upon you the evil of your doings, saithor Jerusalem a liorrible thing : lbey the Lord.

commit adultery, and walk in lies, 3 And I will gather the remnant or they atrengthen also the handy of evil my tlock out of all countries whither doers, that none doth return from his I have driven them, and will bring wickedness: they are all of them unto then again to their folds; and they me as Sodom, and the inhabitants oball be fruitful and increase.

thereoi' as Gomorral). 4 And I'will set up ahepherds over 15 Therefore thus saith die Londo them, which shall feed them ; and hosts concerning the prophets, Beliold, they shall lear no morc, nor be dis- I will fied tiem with wormwood, and mayed, neither shall they be lacking, make thein drink the water of gall. baill the LORD.

for from the prophets of Jerusalem is 5 Belold, the days come, saith the profanen 99 gole forth into all the LOUD, ibat I will raise unto Davil a land. righteous Branch, and a King chall| 16 Thue saith the Lord of liosts, reign and prosper, and shall exccute Hearken not mlo the words of the Mudgment and justice in tlie earthi. I prophela that prophesy unto you: they

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false prophets. make you vain; they speak a vision 31 Behold, I am against the prophets, of their own lieart, and not out of the saith the Loru), that use their longues, mouth of the Lond.

and say, He saith. 17 They say still unto them that de 32 Beliold, I am against them that spise me, Tlie Lord hath said, Ye shall propliesy false dreains,saitli the Loun, have peace; and they say unto every and do tell them, and cause iny perone that walketh alier the imagina-ple to err by their lies, and by their tion of his own heart, No evil shall lightness; yet I sent them not, nor come upon sinu,

commanded thern : therefore they 18 For who hath stood in the coun shall not profit tliis people at all, suite sel of the LORD, and bath perceived the LORD. and heard his word ? who hath mark. 33 1 and when this people, or the ed his word, and heard it.

prophet, or il priest, shall ask thee, 19 Behold, a whirlwind of the Lord saying, What is the burden of the is gone forth in fury', even a grievous Lond? thou shalt then say unto tlieni, whirlwind : it shall fall grievously What burden ? I will eren forsake upon the head of the wicked.

you, saith the Lond. 20 The anger of the LORD shall not 34 And as for the prophet, and the return, until he have executed, and till priest, and the people, that ball say, he bare performed the tboughts of his 'The burden of the Lord, I will even licart: in the latter days ye shall con-punisi) that man and his house. sider it perfectly.

35 || Thus shall ye sny every one to 21 I lave not sent these prophets, yet bis neighbour, and every one to his they ran : I have not spoken lo tbein, brother, What all the LORD an. yet they prophesied.

swered ? and, What liallı the Lord 22 But if they had stood in my counspoken? ael, and had caused my people to hear 36 And the burden of die LORD shall my words, then they should have turnye mention no more; for every man's ed them from their evil svay, and from word shall be his burlen : for ye have the evil of their doings.

perverted the words of the living God, 23 di I a God at hand, saith the ofthe LORD of hosts our God. Lord, and not a God afar off? 37 Thus shalt thou say to the prop!

21 Can any bide himself in secret et, Wbat bailt the Lond answered places that I shall not see him ? saith thee? and, Wbat bath the LORD the Lord; do not lfill heaven and spoken? Parth? saith the LORD.

38 But since joc say, The burden or 25 I have heard what the prophets the LORD ; therefore thu18 saith the said, that prophesy lies in my name, LORD, Becausc joc say this word, Tlie saying, i have dreamed, 1 liare burden of the Lord, and I have sent dreamed.

unto you, saying, Ye shall not say, 26 How long shall this be in the The burden of the LORD; lieart of the prophets that prophegy 39 Therefore, behold, 1, even 1, will 128 ? yea, they are prophets of the de- utterly forgelyou, and I will forsake ceit of their own lears;

you, and the city that I gave you and 27 Which think to cause my people your fathers, and cast you out of my to forget my name by their dreams, presence: which they tell every man to his neigh. 40 And I will bring an everlasting bour, as their fathers have forgotten reprcach upon you, and a perpetual iny name for Baal.

shame, which shall not be forgotten. 28 The prophet that hath a dream,

CHAP. XXIV. let him tell a dream; and he that hath THE LORD showed me, and, be my word, let him speak my word I boll, two baskets of figs were set faithfully : what is the chafl' to the before the temple of the LORD, aller wlieal? saith the LORD.

that Nebuchadtezzar king of Babylor 29 Is not iny word like as a fire? saith bad carried away captive Jcconiah the the Lord : and like a liammer that son of Jelojakim king of Judalı, and preaketl the rock in picces?

the princes of Judah, with the c:rpen. 30 Therefore,bebold, I am against the ters and sipithe, from Jerusalem, ana propheta,saith the Lord,tbal steal my had brought them to Babylon, words crery one from his neighbour. 2 One basket had very good figa, neno

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captivity fo: etole. like the figs thut arc first ripe: and junto you, rising early aud speaking; the other basket had very naughty but ye bare not liearkened. fige, which could not be eaten, they 4 And the Lord ball sent unto you were so bad.

all bis servants the propheta, rising 3 Then and the LORD unto me, early and sending them ; but ye bare What seest thou, Jeremiah? And l not learkened, nor inclined your ear said, Figs; the good figs, very good ; to bear. and the evil, very eril, that cannot be 5 They said, Turn je again now bitten, they are so evil.

every one from bis evil way, and from 4 1 Again the word of the LORD the evil of your doings, and dwell in came unto me, saying,

Wie land that the Lord hatl given unio 5 Thug saith the LORD, the God of you and lo your fatliers for ever and Israel, Like these good figs, so will lever: acknowledge then that are carried 6 Ánd go not aller Ollier gods to away captive of Judah, whom I bave serve them, and to worship them, and sent out of this place iuto the land of proroke me not to anger with the the Chaldeans for their good, works of your bands; ud I will do

( Forl will set mine eyes upon them you no luri. for good, and I will bring them again | 7 Yet ye have not benrkened unta lo llig land: and I will build them, me, saith the LORD; tbal je might and not pull them down; and I will provoke me to anger will the works plint them, and not pluck then up. of your hands to jour own hurt.

ĩ And I will give them a heart to 3 | Therefore thus saith the LORD O! know me, that I am the LOND: and liosts; Because se bave not beard my they alia be my people, and I will be words, their God: for they shall return unto 9 Behold, I will send and take all the ine with their whole lieart.

families of the north, saith the LORD, 8 | And as the evil liges, wliich can- and Nebuchadrezzarthe king or Babynot be calen, they are so evil; surely lou, iny servant, and will bring liciu the saith the LORD, So will I give against tliis land, anul against the irrZedekiah the king of Judah, and his babitants thereof, and against all these princes, and the residue of Jerusalem, nations round aboul, and will utterly wat remain in this land, and them destroy them, and make them an isthat dwell in the land of Egypt: tonishment, and a lissing, and perpet

9 And I will deliver them to be re- ual desolations. inoved into sul the kingdoins of the 10 Moreover I will take from them farth for their burl, lo be a reproach the voice of mirt, and the voice of and a proverb, a taunt and a curse, in gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, all places wliillicr I shall drive llien. and the soice of the bride, the sound

10 And I will send the sword, the of the milletoncs, and tbe light of the fiuinine, and the pestilence, among candle. them, till they be consumed from off ll And this whole land shall be a the land that I gave unto thein and to desolation, and an astonishment; and their fachera.

these nations shall serve the king of CHAP. XXV.

Babylon sevenly years. word that 'THE came to Jeremiah 121 And it shall come to pass,

when concerning all the people of Ju-seventy years are accomplished, thal dal, in the fourth year of Jehoiakiin I will punish the king of Babylon, ilie son or Josiah king of Judah, that and thai nation, saith the LORD, lor ?l'as the first year of Nebuchadrezzar their iniquity, and the land of the king of Babylon;

Chaldeang, and will make it perpetuai 2 The which Jeremiah the prophet desolations. apake unto all the people of Judalı, 13 And I will bring upon that lanı and to all the inliabilants of Jernpa- all my words which I have pronounclem, saying,

ed against it, even all that is writlen ill 3 From tlie thirteenth year of Josial this book, wlicb Jeremiah liath prophthe son of Amon king of Juilalı, even esied against all the nations. unto this day, that is the three and 14 For many nations and great kinga (wentieth year, llie word of the LOHD shall serve themselves of them also : hach come unto me, and I have spoken and I will recompense them according

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of all nations. to their deeds, and according to the Ye shall not be unpunished: for I will works of their own hands.

call for a sword upou all the inbabit. 151 For thus saith the LORD God ofiants of the earth, saith the Lord of Isracl unto me, Take the wine-chip of liosta. tliig sury at my land, and cause allí 30 Therefore prophesy thou against the nations, to whom I send thice, lo thern all these words, and sny unto drink it.

thein, The Lord shall roar froin on 16 And they shall drink, and be high, and utter his voice froin his holy moved, and be mad, because of the flabitation; he shall inightily ruar aworů tbat I will send among them. upon liig habitation : he shall give :

17 Then took I the cup at the Lond'o shout, as they that tread the grapes, nand, and made all the nations to against all the inbabitants of the eart. drink, unto whom the Lord bad sent 31 A noise shall come even to the

ends of the eartlı; for the Lord barlı 18 To wil, Jerusalein, and the cities a controversy will the nations: lie of Judah, and the kings thereof, and will plead with all flesh, he will give the princes thereof, to make them a them that are wicked to the sword, desolation, an astonishment, a bissing, saith the LORD. and a curse; as it is this day;

32 Thus guith the LORD of hosts, Be19 Pharaoha king of Egypt, and his bold, evil shall go forth from nation serrants, and liis princes, and all his lo nation, and a great wbirlwind shail people;

be raised up from the coasts of the 20 And all the mingled people, and earth. all the kings of the land of Uz, and 33 And the slain of the Lord shall be all the kings of the land of the Pliilis at that day from one end of tre earılı tines, and Ashkelon, and Azzal, and even unto the art!rer end of the earth : Ekron, and the remnant of Ashdod, they shall not be lamented, neither

21 Edom, and Moab, and the cbildren gathered, nor buried; they shall be cí Aumont,

dung upon the ground. 22 And all the kings of Tyrus, and 34 7 Howl, ye shepherds, and cry ail the kings or Zidou, and the kings and wallow yourselves is the ashes, je if the isles which are beyond the sea, principal of the Rock: for the days or

23 Dedan, and Tema, and Buz, and jour slaughter and of your dispersions all that are in the utmost corncrs are accomplished; and ye shall fall

2 And all the kings of Arabia, and like a pleasant vessel. all the kings of the uningled people 35 and the shepherds sliall lave no Wiat dwell in the desert,

way to lee, nor the principal of the 26 And all the kings of Zimri, and all flock to escape. the kings of Elan, and all the kings| 36 A voice of the cry of the shepof the bledes,

herds, and a bowling of the principa! 26 And all the kings of the north, far of the fluck, shall be hcard: for ilic and near, one with another, and all LORD hath spoiled llieir pasture. the kingdoms of the world, which are 37 And the peaceable habitations are upon the face of the eruth: and the cut down, because of the fierce anger king of Shesliach shall drink alter of the Lord. then.

38 He bath forsaken lis covert, as the 27 Therefore thou abalt say unto lion; for their land is desolate, be them, Thus saith the Lord of hoals, cause of the fierceness of the oppresllie God of Israel, Drink ye, and be sor, and because of his herce auger. drunker, and spue, and fall, and rise

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iakimi lie aon of Josiah king of Ju 28 And it shall be, il' they refuse to dali

, came tiis word from the Lord, take the cup at thy band to drink, then saying, shalt thou say unto them, Thusenith 2 Thus saith the LORD, Stand in the the LORD of ho$19, Ye shall certainly court of the Lond's house, and speak dritik,

uito all the cities or Judali, wnicb 29 For, lo, I begin to bring evil on come to worship in the LORD'H house, ihe city which is called by my name, all the words that I comnand lhce lo und should y'e ve utterly unpunished? speak unto them; diminish note words

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