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Jerusalem besieged

and aken. ment upou lier graven images: and Babylon sink, and shall not rise froin through all her land the wounded the evil that I will bring upon her: sliali gloan.

and they sliall be weary. Thus faus 53 Though Babylon should mount are the words of Jerennialı. up to heaven, and though she should


EDEKIAF was one and tweoty from me shall spoilers conie unlo lier, years old wheu lie began to reigni; Gilith the LORD.

and be reigned eleven years in Jeru64 A sound of a cry cometh from salem: and his mother's name was Babylon, and great destruction from Hamulal, the daughter of Jeremiah the land of the Chaldeans :

of Libuau. 55 Because the LORD hath spoiled 2 And he did that which ruas evil in Babylon, and destroyed out of her the the eyes of the LORD, according to all great voice; when her waves do roar that Jeloiakim lad done. like great waters, a noise of their 3 For througli lhe anger of the LORD voice is uttered :

it caine to piss in Jerusalein and Jll56 Because the spoiler is come upon alı

, till lie had cast them out from ber, even upon Babylon, and her bis presence, that Zedekialı rebelled nighty men are taken, every one of agilinet the king of Babylon. llieir bows is broken: for the LORD 1 st And it came to pass, in the ninth God of recompenses shall surely l'e- year of his reign, in the tenth inonth quite.

in the tentlı day of the month, thai 57 And I will make drunk her prin- Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylo ces, and her wise men, her captains, came, he and all bis army, agains! And her rulers, and lier miglily men: Jerusalem, and pitched against it, and am they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, built forts against it round about and not wake, saith the King, whose 6 So the city was besieged until the ante is the LORD OP hosts.

eleventh year or king Zedekiab. 58 Thus saith the Lond of liosts: 6 And in the fourth month, in the The broad walls or Babylon shall be ninth day of the month, the famine ullerly broken, and her high gales was sore in the city, so that there was shall be burned with fire; and the no bread for the people of the land. people shall labour in vain, and uie 7 Then the city was broken up, and folk in the Gre, and they sball be all the men of war fled, and went

fortlı out of the city by night, by the 50 T The word which Jeremialı the way of the gate between the two propliet commanded Seraial the sor. walls, which was by the king's gar. of Nerialı, the son of Maaseiah, when den; (not the Chaldeans were by the he went with Zedekialı the king of city round about;) nod Hiey went by Sudah into Babylon in the fourth year the way of the plain. of his reign. And this Seraialı was 3 But the army of llie Chaldeang a quiet prince.

pursued after the king, and overtook 60 So Jereininh wrote in a book all Kedekih in the plains of Jericho; nod the evil that should come upon Baby all his army was scattered froin bim. lon, even all these words that are 9 Then they look the king, and carwritten against Babylon.

ried bim up unto the king of Babylon 61 And Jeremiali said to Seraial, lo Riblalı, in the land of Hamath; Wben thou comeat 10 Babylou, and where he gave judgment upon him. glalt see, and shalt read all ihese 10 And the king of Babylon slesy the words;

song of Zedekiah before bis eyes: he 62 Then shalt thou say, O LORO, slew also all the princes of Judah in thou hast spoken against this place, to Riblali. cut it off, that nolie shall remain in it, 11 Then he put out the eyes of Zede. neither man nor beast, but that it slrali kial; and the king of Babylon bounil tie desolate for ever.

him in chains, and carried him to 03 And it shall be, when thou hast Babylon, and put him in prison till le made an end of reading this book, that day of his deallı. chou shalt bind A stone lo it, and cast il 12 Now in the hill mouth, in the into the midst of Euphrates :

tenth day of the month, (whichi vous Gi And thou shut say, Thus shall the nuveleentin year of Nebuchadrez


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of captives. zur king of Babylon,) caine Nebuzar-pomegranates on a side ; und all the adian, captain of the guard, 10/tich serv. pomegranates upon the net-work acre ed the king of Babylon,inco Jerusalem, a hundred round about. 13 And burned the house of the 24 And the captain of the guard took Lord, and the king's house; quid all Seraial the civieť priest, and Zephao the houses of Jerusalem, and all the nials the second priest, and the three houses of the great mon, burned he keepers of tlie door: will fire.

25 He took also out of the city a 14 And all the army of the Chalde. eunlich, which had wie charge of the ans, that were with the captain of the men or war; and seren men of theu guard, brake down all the walls of that were near the king's person, Jerusnlen round about.

which were found in the city, and 15 Then Nebuzar-adan, uie captain Lile principal scribe of the host, whir of the guard, carried away captive mustered the people of the land; and certain of the poor of the people, and threescore men of the people of lloc the residue or the people that remain- land, that were found in the midst vi cd in die city, and those thallell away, the city, that fell to the king of Babylon, and 26 So Nebuzar-adan the captain of the rest of the inultitude.

the guard took them, and brought 16 But Nebuzar-adan, the captain of thein to the king of Babylon to Rib. the guaril, leit certain of the poor or lali. ihe land for vine-dressers, and for lius. 27 And the king of Babylon smote bandinen.

thern, and put them to death in Riblin 17 Also the pillars of brass that were in the land of Hanath. Thus Jurları in the house of the Lord, and the was carried away captive out of his pases, and the bragen sea tbat was in own land. the house of the Lord, the Chaldeans 28 This is the people whom Nebubrake, and carried all the brass or chadrezzar carried away captive: Ja them to Babylon.

the seventh year three thousimu Jews 18 The calirons also, and Die shov- and three and twenty: els, and the souffers, and the bowis, 29 In the eighteenth year of Nebu. und die spoons, and all the vessels or chadrezzar, lic carried away captive hrase wherewith tbcy ministered, took from Jerusalemn eight hundred thirty wey away

and two persons: 19 And the basons, and the fire-pans, 30 In the three and tryentieth yearor and the bowls, and the caldrons, and Nebuchadrezzar, Nebuzar-adar, the the candle-sticks, and the spoons, and captain of the guard, curried away the cups: thai wbich was of gold in captive of the fewe seven liundreis gold, and that which was or silver in forty and five persons: all the persons silver, took the captain of the guard were four thousand and six huildredi. diay'.

31 1 And it came to pass, in the sev. 20 The two pillars, one sea, and en nod thirtieth year of the captivity twelve brasen bulls that were under of Jelioiachin king of Judah, in the the bases, which king Solomon lad twelnb month, in the five and twenti made in the house of the LORD: thcelb day of the month, that Evil-me brass of all the vessels was without rodnchi king of Babylon, in Ue firsı weight.

year of his reign, lilled up the head of 21 And concerning the pillars, the Jeboinchinking of Judah, and brought lieight of one pillar icas eiguleeri cu hinn forth out of prison, bits; and a fillet of twelve cubils did 32 And spake kindly unto hiin, and compass it; and the thickness thereof set his lbrone above the throne of the quas lour fingers: it was hollow. kings that were with him in Babylon,

22 And a chapiter of brass was upon 33 And changed bis prison-garinents: st; aod the height of one chapiter was and he did continually eat bread befive cubits, with iet-work and pome-Core him all the days of his life. granates upon the chapiters round 34 And for his diet, llere was a con about, all of brass: the second pillartinual dict given him of the king of also and the pomegminalcs were like Babylon, every day a portion, un unto tliese.

the day of his death, all the days of 23 And tliere were ninety and 61x)liis life.

rise up


Il All her people sigh, they scek TOW doth the city sit solitary that bread; they bave given their pleasant quas full of people! how is she things for meat to relieve the soul:

: Ace, become as a widow! she that was O Lord, and consider; for I am begreat among the nations, and princesa come vile. among the provinces, horo is she be 19 Is it nothing to you, all ye that come tribulary!

pass by? beholil, and see if there be 2 She weepeth sore in the night, and any sorrow like unto my borrow, hier tears are on her cheeks; among which is done unto me, wherewitli all her lovers sbe hath none to com.the Lord bath aflicted me in the day fort here; all her friends bare dealt of his fierce anger. L'encherously with her; they are be- 13 Froin above hath lic sont fire into come lier enemies.

my bones, and it preraileth against 3 Judah is gone into captivity be-them : be bath spread a net for my cause of affliction, and because or reet, lie hath turned me back : lie great servitude; slie dwellelli among bathi made ine desolate and laint all the heathen, she findeth no rest : all the day. mer persccutors overtook lier between 14 The yoke of my transgressions is the strauts.

bound by his hand: they are wreath. + The ways of Zion do mourn, beled, and come upon my neck : le cause none come to the solemn feasts: hath made my strength to fall

, the all hier gates are desolate; ber priests Lord liath delivered me into their sighi, hier virgins are alilicted, and she hands, from whom I am not able to is in bilterness.

5 ller adversaries are the chief, her 15 The Lord bath trodden under enemies prosper; cor the LORD hath root all my mighty men in the midst Alllicted her for the multitude of her of ine : be liath called an assembly transgressions: lier children are gone against ine to cruali m; young men: into captivity before the enemy. the LORD liath trodden the virgin, the

6 And from the daughter of Zion all daughter of Judah, is in a wie.prra. per beauty is departed : her princes 16 For these things I weep: mine are become like liarls that find voere, mine eye rumath down with pasture; and they are gone without water, because the comforter that B!rength before the pursuer.

should relieve my soul is far from me; 7 Jerusalem remembered in the days my children are desolate, because the of her añiction, and of her uniseries, enemy prevailed. All her pleasant things that she bad in 17 Zion sprcadeth forth her bande, the days of old, when lier people fell and there is none to comfort ber: the into the land of the enemy, and none LORD bath commanded concerning dis belp lier: the adversaries saw her, Jacob, that liis adversaries should be and did inock at her sabbaths. round about liian : Jerusalem is as a

8 Jerusalem hath greviously sinned; menstrous woman anong diem. therefore she is removed: all that hon. 18 T The LORD is righteous; for 1 pured her despise her, because they have rebelled against bis coinmandbave seen ber nakedness; yea, she ment: hear, I pray you, all people, sighell, and turnell backward. and behold my sorrow; ny virgins 9 Her filthiness is in ber skirta; she and my young men are gone into car remembereth not her last end; there-tivity'.

fore she came down wonderfully: she 19 I called for my lovers, but they • bad no comforter. O LOND, behold deceived me; my priests and inine

my affliction ; for the energy hath mag- elders gave up the glost ju the city, nified himself

while they sought their meat to relieve 10 The adversary bath spread out Useir soulo. tuis hands upon all her pleasant things : 20 Behold, O LORD, for I am in dis. for she hath seen that the heathen en-treay; my bowels are troubled; mine tered into her sanctuary, wbom thou beart is turned within me; for I have didst command that they should not greviously rebelled: abroad the sword onter into thy congrcgntion.

bereavetli, at home there is as dari

The misery of

Jerusaain. 21 They bave heard thall sigl; there ball stretched out a line, le haui not is none to comfort me: all mine ene-withdrawn his land from destroying: inies have lieard of my trouble; they therefore he made the rainpart and are glad that thou hast done it: tlou the wall to lament; they languislied wilt bring the day that thou hast call together. ed, and they shall be like unto me. 9 Her gates are gunk into the ground:

22 Let all their wickedness come bebe latlı destroyed and broken lier fore Wee; and do unto them as tlou bare ; ber king and her princes are Last done unto me for all my trans among the Gentiles : the law is no gressions: for my siglis are many, and morc; her prophets also find no vision iny heart is saint.

from the Lord.

10 The elders of the daughter or Zi. CHAP. II.

on sit upon the ground und keep si. OW halls the Lord covered the lence: they have cast up dust upon HOM

I daughter of Zion with a cloud in their heads; they have girded wemhis

anger, and cast down from heaven selves witli sackcloth : the virging of unto the earth the beauty of Israel, and Jerusalem bang down their leads to remembered not his footstool in the the ground. day of his anger!

11 Niine eyes do fail with tears, my The Lond bath swallowed up all bowels are troubled, my liver is poureu the habitations of Jacols, and halli not upon the earth, for the destruction of pitied : he bath thrown dowa in liis the daughter of my people ; because wrath the strong holds of the daughter the children and the Bucklings swoon of Judab; he hath brought them down in the streets of the city'. to the ground : he latls polluted the 12 They say to Vieir mothers, Where kingdoin and the princes thereof. is coni and wine? when they swooned 3 He hath cut ofl

' in his fierce anger as the wounded in the streets of the All the born or Israel: be hath drawu city, wlien their soul was poured out back liis right hand froin before the into their mother's boson. enemy, and lie burned against Jacob 13 Wat thing shall I take to witnica! like a naming fire, which devoureth for l!ce? what thiug shall I liken to round about.

thee, O daughter of Jerusalem ? what { He liatb bent his bow like an ene shall I equal to thee, that I may comny: be stood with his right band as fort thee, o virgin daughter of Zion? ar adversary, and slow all erat were for thy breach is great like lle sea; pleasant to ile eye in the labernacle who can lical tliee? of the daughter of Zion : be poured 11 Thy proplieto have seen vain and oulbis (ury like fire.

Yoolist things for thec; and they have 5 The LORD was as an enemy; he not discovered thine iniquity, to turn bath swallowed up Israel, he hath away the captivity ; but bave sepo swallowed up all ber palaces; he hath for tiee false burdens, and causes ul destroyed bis strong bolds, and bati baniglurent. increased in the daughter of Judah 15 A!1 that pass by clap their lianda inourning and lamentation.

at thee; they hiss and was their heal! 6 And he hath violently taken away at the daughter of Jerusalein,saying, his tabernacle, as if it were of a gar. Is this the city that men call the per: den; he liath destroyed bie places or rection of beauty, The joy of the whole the assembly; the Lord latlı caused earth? the solenn reaasta and salbatlıs to be 16 All thine enemies have opened forgotten in Zion, and bath despised, their mouth against thee; they hiss and in the indignation of his anger, the gnaslt the teeth : they say, We harp king and the priesl.

swallowed her up: ceriainly this 7 The Lord liath cast of his allar; the day that we looked for; we liave he hath abborred his sancluirry: he found, we have seen it. hath given up into the land of the 17 The Lord bath done that which enemy the walls of her palaces; they le haul devised; he hath sulfilled his hare made a noise in the house of the word that he liad coinianded in the Londas in the day of a solemn seast.days of old; he liath thrown down),

8 Tlie Loid bath purposed to destroy and hath not pitied: and lic bathi Vie wall of the daugliter of Zion; hc)caused thinc ciemny to rejoice over


Complaint of


ilc coptive Jewe. thee; he liatlı set up the liorn of thine; 13 He bath caused thie arrows of bis adversaries.

quiver to enter into my reine. 18 Their heart cried unto the Lord, 14 I was a derision to all ny people, O wall of the claughter of Zion, let und their song all the day. tears run down like a river day and 15 He hath Glled me wius bitterness, night: give thyself no rest; let nathe bathi made me drunken with worm the apple of thine eye cease.

wood. 19 Arisc, cry out in the night: in the 16 H. hath also broken my teeth beginning of the watches pour out thy with gravel-elones, he hath covered heart like water before the face of the ine will aslee. LORD: lift up tby hands toward him 17 And thou hast removed my soul for the life of thy young children, that far off from peace: I forgat prosperity. faint for hunger in the top of every 18 And I said, My strength and uiy

hope is perislied from the LORD: 20 1 Behold, O LORD, and consider 19 Remembering mine athiction an: to whom thou hast done this. Sball my misery, we wormwood and the the women eat their fruit, and chil- gall

. dren or a span long ? shall the priest 20 MIy soul bath them still in rememand the prophet be slain in the sanctu.brance, and is humbled in me. ary of the Lund?

21 This I recall to my mind, there. 21 The young and the old lie on the fore have I hope. ground in thic streets : ny virgins and 22 | It is of ihe LORD's mercies that iny s'oung men are fallen by the sword; we are not consumed, because bis thou hast plain them in the day of urine compassions fail not. anger; thou hast killed, and not pitied. 23 They are new every morning:

22 Thou hast called as in a solemn great is lliy faithfulness. day my terrors round about, so that 24 The Lond is my portion, saith my in the day of the Lord's anger vone soul, therefore will I hope in him. escaped por remained : those that I 26 Tue Lord is good unto them that have swaddled and brought up bald wait for liim, lo the soul that seekech mine enemy consumed.

him. CHAP. III.

26 le is good that a man should both I Am Dve me red or has seen astic cope and animalso wait for the salva

2 He both led me, and brought me 27 lt is good for a man that he bear into darkness, but not into light. the joke in his youlli,

3 Surely against me is lie turned; bel 28 He sitlethi alone and keepeth siturneth his hand against me all the lence, because he hath borne il upon day.

lbim, 4 Mfy flesh and my skin bath he wade 29 He puttcih liis mouth in the dust; old; he hath broken my bones. it so be there may be lope.

6 He hath builled against nie, and 30 lle giveui his clieek to him that compassed me with call and imvail. einiteili lin: lle is filed full with re.

6 He hath set me in dark places, as proach. that they be dead of old.

31 For the LORD will not cast ofl sur 7 He hath hedged me about, that I ever: cannot get oul: be ball made iny 32 But thoughlıc cause gries, yet wili chain lieavy.

le have compassion according to the S Also when I cry anal sliout, he muluitude of his mercies. shulleth out my prayer.

33 For lie doth 100 afllict willingly, 9 He hath euclosed my ways with nor grieve the children of men. liewn stone, lie latli made diy paths A Tu crush under his feet all the crooked.

prisoners of the eartlı, 10 Helvas unto ineas a bear lying in 35 To turu aside the right or a man wait, and as a lion in secret places before the face of the Most High,

li He hath turried abide iny ways, 36 To subvert a man i bis cause, the and pulled me in pieces: be bath LORD approveth not. Blac!e inc desolate.

37 | Who is he that saith, and it 19. He hath bent liis bow, and set me comeri to pass, when the LORD com. as a mark for the arrow,

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