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Jeremiah apprehended.

lie is zo atted 3 1 30 be they will hearken,an lurnye put me lo clealli, ye shall surely Every mau froin bis evil way, that bring inocent blood upon yourselec, way repent me of the evil which I and upon this city, and upon the inpurpose to do unto them, because of habitants thereor: for of a truth we the evil of their doings.

LORD bath sent ine unto you to speak * And thou shalt sily unto them, all these words in your ears Thus saith the Lord, If șe will not | 16 | Then said the princes and all livarken to me, lo walk in my law the people unto the priests and to the which I have set before


proplieta, This man is not worthy to 5 To hearken to the words of my ser-vie : lor be bach spoked to us in the vants the prophets, wliom I sent unto name of the Lond our God. you, both rising up early, and sending 17 Then rose up certain of the elders them, but ve have not bearkened ; of the land, and spake to all the as.

6 Thien will I make this blouse like sembly of the people, saying, Shilol, and will make this city a curse 18 niical tbe Momethite prophesied w all the natious of the earth.

in the days of Hezekiab king of Judalı, 7 So the priests, and the propliets, and spake to all the people or Judali, wr all the people, hicard Jeremial saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; speaking these words in the house of Zion shall be plowed like a field, and the LORD.

Jerusalem shall becoine heaps, and 8 Now it came to pass, wlien Jere the mountain of the bouse as the bigla toiah bad inade an end of speaking places of a forest. ail that the Lord had coinmanded him 19 Did Hezekiah king of Judab and io speak unto all the people, that the ali Judah put him at als to death ? Jill priests, and the proplets, and all the he no: fear the LORD,and begought the people, took bim, saying, Thou shalt LORD, and the LORD repented him of surely die.

the evil which he bad pronounced ŷ TV y last thou proplesied in the agamst them? Thus might we proliline of the LORD, saying, This bouse cure great eril against our souls. nisill be like Shiloli, and this city shall 20 And there wao also a man that be Jesolate without an inbabitant? prophesied in the naine of the LORD, And all the people were gathered Urijal the son or Sheinaiab of Kirjati against Jeremiah in the house of the jearim, who prophesied ngainst this LORD.

city and against this land according :o 10 I When the princes of Jidal all the words of Jeremialı: beard these thinga, then they caine up 21 And when Jeboiakim tbe king, iron the king's louse unto the house with all his inighty men, and all die at 'he LORD, and sat down in the princes, beard bis words, the king t:nt y of the new gate of the LORD's sought to put him to death: but when

Urijab heard it, he was afraid, and !! Thien spake the priests and the lied, and went into Egypt; 1:Ophels unto the princes and to all 22 And Jehoiakim the king sent men the people, saying, This man is wor into Egypt, namely, Elvathan the 801) !ly to die; for he lath propliesied of' Achbor, and certain men with him gainst this city, as ye lave lieard into Egypt. with your ears.

23 And they fetched forth Urijal: 12 T Then spake Jeremiah unto all out of Egypt, and brought him unto the princes and to all the people, say. Jehoiakim the king; who slew bim sig, The Lord sent me to propliesy with the sword, and cast his dead body hånst this bouse and against this city into the graves of the common people. all the words that ye have leard. 24 Nevertheless the hand of Abikani

13 Therefore now amend your ways the son of Shaplian was with Jere rund your doings, and obey the voice miah, that they sliould not gire him of the LORD you. God; and the LORD into the hand of the people to put will repeut biin of the evil that be him to death. hanh pronounced ingainst you.

CHAP. XXVII. 14 As for me, behold, I am in your TN the beginning of the reign or Je haud : do with me as seendell pool I hoiakim the son of Josiah king or and meet into you.

Judalı, ciwne this word mtu Jeremiah 15 But kuo'y ye los certain, iliat ir trom hic Loro saring,

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T'he pciple charteilo JCREDIIANI. yield to churadnezou 2 Thus snilli the LORD 10 me; Make, 13 Why will ge die, thou and try iree bonds and yokes, and put them people, by the sword, by the famioc, upon thy neck,

and by the pestilence, as the Lond 3 And send them to the king of bath spoken against the nation that Edon, and to the king of Moab, and will not serve the king of Babylon ? 50 tlie king of the Ammonites, and to 14 Therefore liearken not unto the the king of Tyrus, and to the king of words of the prophets that speak unto Lidon, by the hand of the messengers you, saying, Ye shall not serve the which come to Jerusalem unto Zede king of Babylon: for they prophesy kiah king of Judah;

a lie unto you. 1 And command them to say unto 15 For I lave not sent them,saith the their master,Thus saith the Lord of LORD, yet they prophesy a lie in my liosts, the God of Israel; Thus shall name; that I might drive you out,nnd je say unto your masters;

that ye iniglit perish, ye, and the ó i lave made ibe earth, the man and proplets that propliesy unto you. The beast viat are upon the ground, by 16 Also I spake io the priests and to zny great power, and by ininc oul, all this people, saying, Tlius saith the Atretched arm, and have given it unto LOAD; Hearken not lo the words of when it seemed ineet unto me. your prophets that propliesy unto you,

6 And now have I given all these saying, Behold, the vessels of the Dands into the hand of Nebuchadnez. Lond's liouse shall now shiorily be zar the king of Babylon, my servant; hrouglit again from Babylon : lor they and the beasts of the field liavel given prophesy a lie unto you. him also to serve him.

17 Heärken not into them; serve 7 And al nations shall serve bion, the king of Babylon, and live: whereand his son, and his son's son, antii Core should this city be laid waste? the very time of his land come: and 18 But if they be proplets, and is the then many nations and great kings word of the Lord be with them, let Eliall serve theinselves or lin.

them now make intercession to thie 8 Aud it shall come to pass, that the Lord of hosts, that the vessela which lülion and kingdom which will not are left in the house of the Lord, ani serie the same Nebuchadnezzar llie in the house of the king of Judah,and king or Babylon, and that will not put al Jrrusalem, go not to Babylon. their neck under the yoke of the king 19 T For thug saith the LORD OF of Babylon, that nation will I punisl, losis concerning the pillars, and con. saith the LORD, with the sword, and cerning the sea, and concerning the with the samine, and with the pesti- basea, and concerning the residue os lence, until I have consumed thein by the seasels lliat remain in this city, huis land.

20 Which Nebuchadnezzer king or 9 Tlierefore liearken not ye to your Babylon took nol, wlien be carried propliets, nor 10 your divinery, nor to awaj captive Jeconia) the son of Je. jour dreamere, nor to your enchanters boiakim 'king of Judah from Jerusanor to your sorcerers, which speak lem to Babylon, and all the nobles of unto you, saying, Ye shall not serve Judah and Jerusalem; the king of Babylon :

21 Yea, thus saith the LORD of hoste, :0 For they prophesy a lic unto you, the God of Israel, concerning the resto remove you far from your land: and sels that remain in the house of the ihat I should drive you out, and ye LORD, and in the house of the king of sliould perish.

Judah and Jerusalem ; 11 But the nations that bring their 22 They shall be carried to Babylon, neck under the yoke of the king of and there shall they be until the day Babylon, and serve him, thosc will I that l visit them, saitli the LORD; theu let remain still in their own land, will I bring them up, and restore thene saith the LOLD; and they sliall till it, to this place. and dwell therein.

CHAP. XXVIII. 13 dali spake also to Zedekiab king AND it comes to passione e mere saying, Bring your necks under the Zedekialı king of Judah, in the fourth yoke of the king of Babylon, and serre year, and in the fish month, that Hit him and les peinle, and live. Juaniale the son or Azur the prophet, Hannrinthi's


filsc prophecy which 10128 of Gibeon, spake (inco me 13 Go and tell Hananial), saying, in the liouse of the Lord, in the pres. Thus arith the Lond; Tlou base ence of the priests and of all the peo- broken the yokes of wood; but thou ple, saying,

shalt inake for them yokes of iron. % This speaketh the Lord of hosts, 14 Fortbug saith the Lord of hosts, ilie God ol' Israel, saying, I lave brok- the God of Israel; I lave put a yoke en the yoke of the king of Babylon. of iron upon the neck of all these na

3 Within two full years will I bring tions, that they may serve Nebuchadagain into this place all the vessels of nezzar king of Babylon; and they the Lord's house, that Nebuchadnez-slali serve binn: and I have given liim zaur king of Babylon took away from the beasis of tbe field also, this place, and carried them to Baly | 15 || Then said the prophet Jeremiah lun:

unto Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, 4 And I will bring again to this place Hananialı ; The LOHD hau not sent Jecouialı the son of Jehoiakim king of thee; but thou makest this people to Judah, with all the captives of Judah, trust in a lie. that went into Babylon, saith the 16 Therefore thus saith the LOND; Lond: for I will break the yoke of Behold, I will cast thee from off the the king of Babylon.

lace of the earth: this year liou shalt Tlien the prophet Jeremial said die, because thou last tauglit rebellion into the prophet Hananial in the against the LORD. presence of the priests, and in the 17 So Hananiab the prophet died the presence of all the people that stood same year, in the seventli montli. in the house of the LORD,

CHAP. XXIX 6 Even the prophet Jeremiah said,

ro perform thy words which thou hast letter that Jeremiah the prophet propliesied, to bring agilin the vessels sent froin Jerusalem unto the residue of the LORD's vouse, and all that is of the elders which were carried away carried away captive, from Babylon captives, and to the priests, and 10 into this place.

the propliets, and to all the people 7 Nevertheless hear thiou now this whom Nebuchadnezzar bad carried word that I speak in thine ears, and away captives from Jerusalem lo Babin the ears of all the people ;

ylon, 8 The prophets that have been before 2 (Aner that Jeconial the king, and me and before thee of old, prophesied Lue queen, and the eunuchs, the printboth against many countries, and cea of Judalı, and Jeruzalein, and the against great kingdoms of war, and of carpenters and the smiths, wert de evil, and of pestilence.

parted from Jerusalem,) 9 The prophet wlich propliesicth or 3 By the hand of Elasab the son or peace, when the word of the prophet Shophin, and Gemarial the son of shall come to pass, then shall the Hilkialı, (whom Zedekialı king of Juprophet be known, that the LORD liath dalı sent unto Babylon to Nebuchad Truly sent bim.

nezzar king of Babylou,) saying, TOT 'Then Hirnaniah the propliet took 4 Thus saith tlie Lord of hosts, the the yoke from off the propliet Jeremi. God of Israel, unto all that are carried ali's neck, and brake it.

away captives, whom I have caused Il Aud Hananiah spake in the press to be carried away from Jerusalem ence of all the people, saying, Thus unto Babylon. siith the Lord; Even so will I breikk 5 Build ye louises,and dwell in Viem; the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of and plant gardens, aud eat the fruit of Babylon froin the neck of all nations then; within the space of tivo full years. 6 Take ye wives and beget sons and And the prophet Jeremiah went his daughters; and take wives for your Wily.

sons, and give your daughters to hus12 1. Then the word of the Lord bands, tbat they may bcar aons and caine unto Jeremiah the prophet, aller daughters; that ye may be increased that Hananiah the proplict had brokeu there, and not diminisfied. the yoke from off the neck of the 7 And seek the peace or the city prophet Jeremiali, saying,

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fearful soon ried away captives, and pray unto the chein; but ye would not bear, saitu LORD for it: for in the peace thereof the LORD. oil ye lille peace.

20 | Hear ye therefore the word og 8:1 For thus saith the Lord of liosts, the LORD, all ye of the captivity, the God of lerael, Let not your propli- whom I have sent from Jerusalem to els aud your divers, that be in the Babylon; midst of you, deceive you, neither 21 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the nearken to your dreams which yecause God of Israel, of Ahab the son of Ka to be creamed.

laiali, and of Zedekial the son of Ma9 Por they propbeay falsely unto you aseials, which propliesy a lie unto you in my name: I have not sent thein, in my nane, Behold, I will deliver Brith the LORD.

them into the land of Nebuchadrez ICT For thus saith the LORD, That zar king of Babylon, and be oball slay Alterseventy years be accomplished at thein before your eyes ; Babylon I will visit you, and perform 22 And of thein shall be taken up at mly good word toward you, in causing curse by all the captivity of Judal you to return to this place.

which are in Babylon, saying, Toc 11 For I know the thoughts that i Lond make thee like Zedekialı, and think toward you, saith the LORD, like Alab, whom the king of Babylor: thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to roasted in the fire ; give you an expected end.

23 Because they have committed 12 Then shall ye call upon me, am villany in Israel, and have committed se shall go and pray unto me, and I adultery with their neighbour's wives, will learren into you,

and have spoken lying words in my 13 And ye s!rall seek me, and find oame, wbich I have not commanded me, when je shall search for ine with them; even I know, and an a wit fill your beart.

ness saith the LORD. 1.1 And I will be found of you, saitli 244 1 Thus shalt thou also speak to lhe LORD, and I will turn away your Shemaialı the Nebelamite, saying, captivity, and I will gather you froin 25 Thug speaketh the LOILD or 1:osts, all tlie nations, alid from all the places the God of Isrnel, saying, Because owhither I have driven you, saith the thou bast sent letters in thy name LORD; and I will bring you again into unto all the people that are al Jerusa tlie place whence I caused you to be lem, and lo Zeplaviat the son of Macarried away captive.

aseiah the priest, and to all the pricsts, 15 || Because ye have said, The LORD saying, math raised us up proplets in Babylon; 26 The Lond bath made thee priest

16 know that ibus saith the LORD of in the stead of Jelioiada the priest, the king that silleth upon the throne that ye should be officers in the house 1f Diwid, and of all the people that of the LORD, for every man that is llwelleth in this city, and of your mad, and maketh himsell a prophet, bretliren that are not gone forch with that thou shouldest put bira in prison, you into captivity;

land in the stocks: 17 Thuus saith the Lord of bosts, Be- 27 Now therefore why best thou not hold, I will send upon them the gword, reproved Jeremiah of Anathoth,which the famine, and the pestilence, and inaketla himsell a prophet to you? will make them like vile higa, thall 28 For therefore he sent unto us in cannot be eaten, they are so evil. Babylon, saying, This captivity is 18 and I will persecute them with long: build ye houses, and dwell in tlle sword, with the lamine, and with them; and plant gardens, and cat llie ilie pestilence, and will deliver tliem fruit of them. co be removed to all the kingdoms of 29 And Zephaniali the priest read the earth, to be a curse, and an aton- this letter in the ears of Jeremiah the islıment, and lissing, and a reproach, prophet. among all the nations whither I have 30 1 Then came the word of the driven them:

Lord unto Jereniah, saying, 19 Because they have not hearkened 31 Send to all then of the captivity, to iny words, saitli ile Lori), which saying, Thug saith the LORD concerita

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I can furishelicul Unto you, and I sent him not, and leqtrec in measure, and will not leart (userl you to trust in illie :

thee allogether unpunished. 32 Therefore thus saith the LORD; 12 For thus saith the Lord, Thy Behold, I will punish Shemaiah the bruise is incurable, and thy wound Nehelamile, and his seed: he shall not grievous. have a inan tu dwell among this peo 13 There is none to plead iby cause, ple; neitber shall be bebold the good isat tliou mayest be bound up: tbou iliat I will do for iny people, saith the last no bealing medicines, LORD ; because he hath taught rebel. 14 All thy lovers have forgotten thee; lion against the LORD.

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with the chastisement of a cruel one, THipowohe LORD, saying, HE word that came to Jeremial for the multitude of wine iniquity,

because this sins were increased. 2 Tlus spenketh the LORD God of 16 Why criest thou for thine alic. Israel, saying, Write thee all the tion? This ecrrow is incurable for the words that I have spoken unto liec multitude of thine iniquity; because in a book,

thy sins were increased, I have done 3 For, lo, the days come, saitli the these things unto thee. LORD, that I will bring again the cap. 16 Tlicrelore all they that devour tee tivity of my people Israel and Judah, shall be devoured; and all thine ailsaith the LORD; and I will cause them versaries every one of them, shall go to return to the land that I gave 10 into captiviry, and they that spoil their fathers, and they shall possess it. tliee shall be at epoil, and all that prego

41 And these are the words that the upon thee willl give for a prey. LORD spake concerning Israel and 17 For I will restore health. untu concerning Judah.

thee, and I will heal thee of dry 5 For thus saith the LORD;We have wounds, snith the LORD; because beard a voice of trembling, of fear, they called thee on Outcast, saying, and not of peace.

This is Zion, wliom no man seeketli 6 Ask ye now, and see whether ajaller. man dolli travail with child? where. 18 | Thus saith Die Lond; Behold, lure dol see every man with his hands I will bring again the captivits or on bis loins, as a woman in travail, Jacob's trents, and liave mercy on liig and all faces are turned into palenessi dwelling places; and the city shall be

7 Alas! for that day is great, solhat builded upon her own leip, and tiree none is like it: it is even the time or palace shall reinain aller lle manner Jacob's trouble; but be shall be saved thereol. Out of it.

19 And out of them shall proceed 5. For it shall come to pass in that thanksgiving, and the voice of them day, saith the Lord of hosts, that I that make merry: und I will multipiy will break his yoke from off thy neck, them, and they shall not be few i! and will burst thy boods and stringers will also glorily thicm, uid they siial bhall no more serve themselves or him: not be small.

9 But they shall serve the LORD their 20 Their children also shall be as God, and David their king, wlium Iaforetime, and their congregation sbal will raise up to them.

be established before me, and I will 10 1 Therefore fear thou not, O my punish ul that oppress them. servant Jacob, saith the LOILD: nei 21 And their noblessleil Le of them ther be dismayed, O Israel; foc, lo, I selves, and their governor shall pro will save thee froin alar, and is seed ceed from the roidet of theun; ud i from the laud or Meir captivity; and will cause himn to draw near, uod lie Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, shall approach unto ine; for wno i; sind be quiet, aut none shall make him this that engaged his heart to approach utruiu

unto me? saith the LORD. 11 For I am with thee, sujth the 22 And ye shall be my people, and ? LOR), to eave thee: though I make a will be your God. fiul end of all nations whither I hilie 23 Behold, the whirlwind or the watter :d thee, yet will not make a Lond) gneth forth with fury, a pone full end i wiec: but I will correctlinuing whiziv ind: it slial! ial!

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