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Jerusalem complaineth. LAMENTATIONS, II. · Jeremiah lamenteth. 11. All her people sigh, they seek: B. C. 588. | before thee; and do unto them asi bread; they have given their plea--

thou hast done unto me for all my sant things for meat to 5 relieve the 5 or, make the transgressions: for my sighs are soul: see, O LORD, and consider; soul to corne many, and my heart is g faint. for I am become pvile.


CHAPTER II. 12 1 6 Is it nothing to you, all ye p Job 40.4. Jeremiah lamenteth the misery of Jethat pass 7 by? behold, and see if sor, It is.

7salem. there be any q sorrow like unto my 1 ly the way.

TTOW hath the LORD covered the Surrow, which is done unto me, a Da.9.12.

I daughter of Zion with a clouda wherewith the LORD hath afflicted ne LORD ban amicier Eze, 17.20.

in his anger, and cast down from me in the day of his fierce anger. Ho.7.12.

heaven unto the earth the beauty b 13 From above hath he sent fire s De. 28.48. Top

of Israel, and remembered not his into my bones, and it prevaileth i 10.5.14. footstool in the day of his anger! against them : he hath spread a u 15.63.3. 1 2 The LORD hath swallowed up netr for iny feet, he hath turned 6 or the nine all the habitations of Jacob), and me back: he hath made me deso- press of the hath not d pitied: he hath thrown late and faint all the day.

virying down in his wrath the strong holus 14 The yokes of my transgressions u Je. 13.17. of the daughter of Judah; he halkı is bound by luis hand: they are . 14.17. I brought them down to the ground:e wreathed, and come up upon my 9 bring back. he hath polluted the kingdom and neck: he hath made my strength w Hu.9.12. the princes thereof. to fall, the LORD haih delivered me ver.2,9. 3 He hath cut off in his fierce aninto their hands, from whom t I am ? - ger all the horn of Israel: he hath not able to rise up.

2 Ne.9.33.

drawn back his f right hand front 15 The LORD hath trodden under 10 month.


before the enemy, and he burned foot all my mighty men in the midst a Je. 2.28.

against Jacob like a flamingo fire, of me; he hath called an assembly 30.14.

which devonreth round about. against me to crush my young men: Ps.51.3.8. 14 Heliath bent his bow like and the LORD u hath trodden 8the vir- c De.32.25. enemy: he stood with his might gin, the daughter of Judah, as in a Eze.7.15. hand as an adversary, and slew all wine-press.

Is. 13.6,&c. 2 that were pleasant to the eye in 16 For v these things I weep; mine Je 46.10. the tabernacle of the daughter of eye, mine eye runneth down with...50.15.31, Zion: he poured out his fury like water, because the comforter that?

hat 11 or, pro- fire. should 9 relieve my soul is far from claimed 5 The LORD was ay an enemy : he ine: my wo children are desolale, be

"le I's. 137.7-9.

hath swallowed up Israel, he hath cause the enemy prevailed.


swallowed up all her palaces : he 17 Zion spreadeth forth x her woman hatu destroyed her strong holas, brands, and there is none to comfort Lu.23.3), and hath increased in the daughter her: the LORD hath commanded g ch.5.17. of Judah mourning and lamentaconcerning Jacob, that his adver- CHAP 2 tion. saries should be round about y himla Joel 2..."

16 And he hath violently taken Jerusalem is as a menstruous wo-32S2.1.19.

away i his 3 tabernacle, as if it were man among them

c ICh.29.2. of a garden: he hath destroyed his 18 T The LORD is righteous; z for Ps. 139.7. places of the assembly: the LORD I have rebelled against his 10 COM- Je,13,14. hath caused the solennuk feasts and mandment: heur, I pray you, all I made to sabbathis to he forgotten in Zion, people, and behold my sorrow my touch. and hath despised in the indignavirgins and my young men are gone e Ps. 89.39. tion of his anger the king and the into captivity.

f Ps.74.11.

priest. 19 I called for my lovers, muita & Ps.89.46.

my The Lord hath cast off his altar,

The Lord they deceived me: my priests and

od h Is.63.10.

he hath abhorred l his sanctuary,

Je.30.54. mine elders gave up the ghost in the desi. he hath 4 given up into the hand of the city, while they sought their alle of

the enemy the walls of her palaces, meat to relieve their souls.

i 15.5.5.

they have made a noise m in the 20 Behold, O LORD; for I am in 3 or, hedge. Thouse of the LORD, as in the day of distress; iny bowels are troubled; Job 1.10 a solemn feast. mine heart is turned within me; k ch.1.. 8 The LORD hath purposed to de forb I have grievously rebelled; I Le. 26,3)-44. stroy the wall of the daughter of abroad the sword bereaveth,c at shut up. Zion: he hath stretched out a line.n home there is as death.

m Ps. 74.4,&c. he hath not withdrawn his hand 21 They have heard that I sigh:n .21.13, from 6 destroying: therefore he there is none to comfort me : all's


5 swallowing

made the rampart and the wall to mine enemies have heard of my

5 lament; they languished together. trouble; they are glad that thou

w o Je, 51.30. 9 Her gates are sunk into the hast done it: thou wilt bring the

ginep De 28.36. ground; he hath destroyed and day that thou hast 11 called, and 2Ki.24.15. broken her o bars: her king and they shall be like unto me.

25.7. her princes are among the Gen22 Lete all their wickedness come!

tiles : the law is no more; her pro


Jeremiah complaineth. LAMENTATIONS, 111. Lamentation of the farthful. phets also find no vision from the B. C. 588. thy young children, that faint for LORD.

hungery in the top of every street. 10 The elders of the daughter of

q Is.3.26.

20 T Behold, O LORD, and consider Zion site upon the ground, and

to whom thou hast done this. keep silence: they have cast up or, faint. dust upon their heads; they have

and children of a span long? shall girded themselves with sackcloth:

the priest and the prophet be slas the virgins of Jerusalem hang downs Is.58.1. in the sanctuary of the LORD! their leads to the ground.

1 Je.23.22 21 The young a and the old lie on 11 Mine eyes do fail with tears,

* by the way.

w the ground in the streets: my virmy bowels are troubled, my liver is

gins and my young men are fallen poured upon the earth, for the de-t Ps.35.21. by the sword : thou hast slain them struction of the daughter of my, Le

in the day of thine anger; thout people; because the children and


hast killed, and not pitied. the sucklings 6 swoon in the streets

De. 28.15

22 Thou hast called as in a solemn of the city.


day, my terrors round about, 8 12 They say to their mothers, Je.18.01. that in the day of the LORD's anger Where is corn and wine? when they Mi.2.3. none escaped nor remained: those swooned as the wounded in the

that I have swaddled and brought

v Ps.89.42. streets of the city, when their soul

up chath mine enemy consumed. was poured out into their mothers' w Je. 14.17.


1 The prophet beraileth his oron ca13 What thing shall I take to wit-1 * P8 I lamities: 37 His humble confession ness for thee? what thing shall 1

of sins. liken to thee, O daughter of Jeru

IT AM the man that hath seen al salem ? what shall I equal to thee, Lye 10161 fliction by the rod of his wrat. that I may comfort thee, O virgin

2 He hath led me, and brought daughter of Zion? for thy breach is z De.28.53, me into darkness, a but not into great like the sea : who can heal Je. 19.9. light. thee?

8 or, swad- 3 Surely against me is he turned; 14 Thy prophetsr have seen vain ded with he turneth his hand against meal and foolish things for thee: and their hands. the day. they have not discovereds thine

4 My flesh b and my skin hath he iniquity, to turn away thy captivity: a 20h.36. 17. made old: he hath broken my but have seen for thee false bur- b Je.6.26.

bones. dens, and causes of banishment.

5 He hath builded a minst me, and 15 All that pass 7 by clap their c 110.9.17 13. compassed me with gall and travail, hands at thee; they hiss and waglay

6 He hath set me in dark d places, their head at the daughter of Jeru

. as they that be dead of old. salem, saying, Is this the city that a Am.5.20. | 7 He hath hedged e ine about, men call The perfection of beauty, Job 16.8.&c.

that I cannot get out: he halo The joy of the whole earth?

made my chain heavy. 16 All thine enemies have opened c Ps.51.8. 8 Also when I cry and shout, he their moutht against thee: they! Je.50.17. shutteth out my prayer. hiss and gnash the teeth : they say, d Ps. 143.3. | 9 He hath inclosed my ways with We have swallowed her up: cer

hewn stone, he hath made map tainly this is the day that were Ho.2.6. paths crooked. looked for; we have found, we f Job 30.20.

10 He wus unto me as a bear ! have seen it.

lying in wait, and as a lion in secret 17 The LORD hath done that H0.5.14. places. which he had devised; it he hath 13.7,8. 11 He hath turned aside my ways, în filled his word that he had h Ho.6.1.

and pulled h me in pieces: he halo commanded in the days of old: he

made me desulate. bath thrown down, and hath not i Job 7.20. 12 He hath bent his bow, and set pitied: and he v hath caused thine!,

me as a mark i for the arrow.

hisons. enemy to rejoice over thee, he haths

13 He hath caused the I arrows set up the horu of thine adver- Ps.69.12. of this quiver to enter into my res. saries.

14 I was a derision to all my peo

2 bitter18 Their heart cried unto the

ple, and their song k all the day.

nesses, LORD, O wall of the daughter of

15 He hath filled me with a bitterZion, let w tears run down like a 1 Pr. 20.17. ness, he hath made me drunken river day and night: give thyself

with wormwood. no rest; let not the apple of thine

" 16 He hath also broken my eye cease.

19 Arise, cry out in the night: in good, s covered me with ashes.
the beginning of the watches pour) Job 7.7.
out # hine heart like water be!

soul far off from peace: I forgal

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God's justice acknowledged. LAMENTATIONS, IV. Prayer for deliverance. my hope is perished from the B. C. 588. with a cloud, that our prayer should LORD:

- not pass through. 19 5 Remembering mine affliction 5 or, Remem. 45 Thou hast made us as the offand my misery, the wormwood n ber. scouring and refuse in the midst of and the gall.

n Je.9.15. the people. 20 My soul hath them still in re- & howed. 46 All our enemies have opened membrance, and is humbled in me. , and is humbled me. 7 make to re

their mouths against us. 21 This 1 7 recall to my mind, turn to any

47 fear f and a share is come upon therefore o have I hope


us, desolation g and destruction. 2 It is p of the LORD's mercies

48 Mine eye runneth down with

eso Ps.77.5,&c. that we are not consumed, be

rivers of water for the destruction causeq his compassions fail not. P EZT 2.0 9. of the daughter of my people. 23 They are new every morning : 1

| 49 Mine eye trickleth down, and great is thy faithfulness.

Mal.3.6. ceaseth not, without any intermis24 The LORD is my portion, saith r Ps.73.26.

sion, my soul; therefore will I hope s in

50 Till the LORD look down, h and

behold from heaven. 25 The LORD is good unto them

| 51 Mine eye affecteth. 12 mine that wait t for him, to the soul that!

1 Mi.7.7.

heart 13 because of all the daughseeketh him.

u Mat.11.29. ters of my city. 26 It is good that a man shonld v Je, 15. 17. 52 Mine enemies chased me sore, both hope and quietly wait for the

w Is.50.6.

like a bird, without cause. salvation of the LORD.

| 53 They have cut off my life in 27 It is good for a man that he - PS.94.14, the dungeon, and cast a stone i bear the yoke u in his youth. y Ps.30.5. upon me. 28 He sitteth alone v and keepeth 8 from his

51 Waters k flowed over mine silence, because he hath borne it heart.

head; then, I said, I am cut off. upon him.

55 T I called l upon thy name, O

z Je.31.20. 29 He puiteth his mouth in the Eze.33.11.14

LORD, out of the low dungeon. dust, if so be there may be hope. He. 12.10.

'10" 56 Thou hast heard my voice : 30 Her giveth his cheek to him

19 or, a supe at my cry..

hide not thine ear at my breathing, that smiteth him : he is filled full :

rior. with reproach.

57 'l'hou drewest near in the day 33 For the LORD will not cast on 31 For the LORD will not cast off seeth not that I called upon thee: thou saidst, for ever:

Hab.1.13. Fear m not. 32 But though y he cause grief, a Is.45.7. 58 O LORD, thou hast pleaded the yet will he have compassion ac- Mi.7.9. causes n of my soul; thou hast cording to the multitude of his 11 or. mir.

redeemed my life. mercies,

59 () LORD, thou hast seen my 33 For he doth not afflict 8 wil mur.

wrong: judge o thou my cause. Jingly z nor grieve the children otc Bag.1.5,7. 60 Thou hast seen all their venmen.

a Da.9.5. geance and all their imaginations 34 To crush under his feet all the e 2Ch.36.17.

against me. prisoners of the earth,

61 Thou hast heard their re35 To turn aside the right of a

proach, O LORD, and all their imaman before the face of 9 the Most f Is.24.17. ginations against me; .

8 18.51.19.

162 The lips of those that rose up 36 To subvert a man in his cause, vert i man in his cause,

against me, and their device against

Is. 63.15. the LORD 10 approveth not. 37 Who is he that saith, and it | 12 my soul. | 63 Behold their sitting down, and cometh to pass, when the LORD 13 or, more their rising up; I am their music. commandeth it not.


64 Render unto them a recom38 Out of the mouth of the Most; Da 6 pense, O LORD, according to the High proceedeth not evil a and

work of their hands. good?

k Jon.2.3,4,7.65 Give them 14 sorrow of heart, 39 Wherefore h doth a living man i Ps. 130.1. thy curse unto them. 11 complain, a man for the punish-m Is. 66 Persecute and destroy them in ment of his sins?

anger from under the heavens of 10 Let us search c and try ourn Je.51.36.

the LORD. ways, and turn again to the LORD. O Ps.35.1,23.

CHAPTER IV. 41 Let us lift up our heart with p Je. Zion's pitiful estate bewailed : 13 our hands unto God in the heavens. lio oto God in the heavens. 14 or, obsti

She confesseth her sins. 42 We have transgressed l and macy. LTOW is the gold become dim! have rebelled: thou hast not par- Is.6.10.

11 how is the most fine gold doned. 43 Thou hast covered with anger,

(CHAP 4.2 changed the stones a of the sanc

tuary are poured out in the top of and persecuted us: thou hast slain,e azi.23.9, 10. every street. thou hast not pitied.

16 2T1.2.20. 2 The precious sons of Zion, 44 Thou hast covered thyself

comparable to fine gold, b how are

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Zion's pitiful cetate.

Zion is comforted. iney esteemed as carthen pitchers, B. C. 583., 16 The 7 anger of the LORD bath the work of the hands of the pot-

divided them; he will no Diore reier!

1 or, sea gard them: they respected not the 3 Even the 1 sea-monsters draw calves. persons of the priests, they favoured out the breast, they give suck toc Job 39.13-16. not the elders. their young ones: the daughter of d De.32.21. 17 As for us, our eres as yet faled Iny people is become cruel, like the Job 21.5 for our vainr help in our watchOstriches c in the wilderness. 2orinia ing we have watched for a nation 1 The tongue of the sucking child Ro.7.13.

that could not save us. cleaveth to the roof of his mouth

f Ge, 19.25.

18 They hunt our steps, that we for thirst: the young children ask!

cannot go in our streets : our end

3 darker than is near our days are bread, and no d man breaketh it

” is near, our days are fulfilled; for

blackness. our end sis come. into them.

5 They that did feed delicately 5 ch.3.10. 19 Our persecutors are swifter t are desolate in the streets: they h Ps. 102.5. than the eagles of the heaven: that were brought up in scarlet flow out. they pursued us upon the mounembrace dunglulls.e

i ls.49.15. tains, they laid wait for us in the 6 For the 2 punishment of thek De.28.56. wilderness.

e daughter of my 57. | 20 The breath of our nostrils, the people is greater than the punish- 2Ki.6.28,29. anointed of the LORD, was taken u ment of the sin of Sodom, that was i Je.7.20. in their pits, of whom we sud, overthrown as in i moment, f and m J914 Under his shadow we shall live no hands stayed on her.

among the heathen.

n Je.5.31. 7 Hler Nazurites were purer than

| 21 T Rejoice v and be glad, O

Eze.22.26, snow, they were whiter than milk,


daughter of Edom, that dweliest they were more ruddy in body than Zen 3.4. in the land of Uz; the cap also i rubies, their polishing was of sap-lo Mat.23.31,

shall pass through unto thee: thou plure:


shalt be drunken, and shalt make 8 Their visage is 3 blacker g than

thyself naked. a coal; they are not known in the

22 8 The punishment of thine mstreets: their skin h cleaveth to

5 or, in that

quity is accomplished, so daughter their bones; it is withered, it is

they could

of Zion; he will no mure carry

not but. become like a stick.

thee away into captivity: he wul 9 They that be slain with the I Nu.19.16.

visit thine iniquity, o daughter of sword are better than they that be tor, yc pol Edom; y he will 9 discover thy sins. sion with lunger: for these 4 pine luted.

CHAPTER V. away, stricken through for want of m m A pitiful complaint of Zion, in prayer the fruits of the field.

into God.

7 or, face. 10 The hands of the pitiful wo


r Is.30.6.7. men i have sodden their own child


I 31.1,3.

is come upon us :

is come upon us : consider, and ren: they were their meat k in the


behold our reproach.

Der destruction of the daughter of my

my , Eze.7.2,3,6.

| 2 Our inheritance b is turned to people.

strangers, our houses to alens. 21 The LORD hath accomplished i De

3 We are orphans and fatherless, his fury; he hath poured out this! Je.4. 13.

our mothers are as widows. fierce anger, and hath kindled m u Je.52.9.

4 We have drunken our water for a fire in Zion, and it hath devoured v Ec.11.9. money ; our wood 1 is sold unto us. the foundations thereof.

u Ob.10.15. 5 2 Our necks are under Derecu12 The kings of the earth, and all 8 or, Thine tion: we labour, c and have no the inhabitants of the world, would iniquity. rest. not have believed that the adver- x Is.40.2. 6 We have given the hand to the sary and the enemy should have y Ps. 137.7. Egyptians, and to the Assyrians, o entered into the gates of Jerusa- 9 or, carry be satisfied with bread. len.

| 7 Our fathers have siuned, and are 13 T Forn the sins of her prophets, tive for, not; and we have borne their wae and the iniquities of her priests, (CHAP. 5.) quities. that o have shed the blood of the a Ps. 89.50-51. 8 Servants d have ruled over us: just in the midst of her,

b Ps.79.1.&c. there is none that doth deliver 123 11 They have wandered as blind 1 cometh for out of their hand. men in the streets, they p have price. 1 9 We gat our bread with the perk polluted themselves with blood. /? or, On our of our lives because of the sword 5 so that men could not touch

chl necks are

of the wilderness. their garments.

we perse. 10 Our skin was black like 10 15 They cried unto them, Depart

cuted. 6 ye; it is unclean, depart, depart, d Ne.5.15.

- Joven, because of the 3 terrible c Ne.9.36,37.

famine. touch not: when they fled away, 3 or, terrors,

11 They ravished e the women sa and wandered, they said among or stormeer. Zion, and the maids in the cities the heathen, They shall no more e Zec.14.2. sojourn there.

Judun. - 12 Princes are hanged up by their

Ezekiel's vision of


four cherubims. hand : the faces of elders were noti B. C. 588. I for these things our eyes are dim. honoured.

- 18 Because of the mountain of 13 They took the young men to 4 of our head Zion, which is desolate, the foxes grind, and the children fell under is fallen. walk upon it. the wood.

f Mi.6.13. 19 Thou, O LORD, remainest for 14 The elders have ceased from

mniever ;g thy throne from generation the gate, the young men from their

to generation. music.

g Hab.1.12.

| 20 Wherefore dost thou forget us 15 The joy of our heart is ceased;

in for ever, and forsake us 5 so long our dance is turned into mourn

of days.

- Ps.80.3,&c. ing.

hab 3:

24 21 Turnh thou us unto thee, O 16 The crown 4 is fallen from our

6 or, For will LORD, and we shall be turned ; rehead: wo unto us, that we have thou utterlu new i our days as of old.. sinned!

reject us?" 22 6 But thou hast utterly rejected 17 For this our heart is faint;f

us; thou art very wroih against us.

The Book of the Prophet EZEKIEL.

From the Creation, 3109.... From the foundation of Solomon's Temple, 409.... From

the captivity of Israel by Shalmaneser, king of Assyria, 126... Year of Zedekiah, last king of Judah, 4.... Year of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, 12.

they ht for the like the non


B. C. 595. four sides; and they four had their 1 The time of Ezekiel's prophecy at

faces and their wings. Chebar: 4 His vision.

| 9 Their wings were joined one to TOW it came to pass in the thir- captivity. another; they turned not when I tieth year, in the fourth month.

they went; they went every one in Ile fifth day of the month, as I a ch.3.15,23. straight forward. was among the I captives by the

10 As for the likeness of their river of Chelar, a that the heavens

faces, they four had the face of a were opened, and I saw Visions clc ch.8.3. man, and the face of a lion, on the of God.

right side: and they four had the 2 in the fifth day of the month, I d 2Ki.24.12, face of an ox on the left side; they which was the fifth year of king a

15. four also had the face of an eagle. Jehojachin's captivity,

11 Thus were their faces and 3 The word of the LORD came ex- 2 Jehezkel. their wings were 5 stretched uppressly unto 2 Ezekiel the priest,

ward ; two wings of every one were the son of Buzi, in the land of e IKI.18.46.

joined one to another, and two cothe Chaldeans by the river Chebar;

vered i their bodies. and the hande of the LORD was catching.

| 12 And they went everyone

12 And they there upon him.

straight forward: whither the spi4 And I looked, and, behold. a Re.4.6,&c.

rit was to go, they went; and they whirlwind came out of the north, le ch. 10.8.& turned not when they went. a great cloud, and a fire 3 infold-1

13 As for the likeness of the living ing itself, and a brightness was 4 a straight creatures, their appearance was about it, and out of the midst there- foot. like buming coals of fire, and like of as the colour of amber, out of

the appearance of lamps: it wentk the midst of the fire.

h Da. 10.6.

up and down amoug the living crea5 Also out of the midst thereof Re. 1. 15. tures; and the fire was bright, and came the likeness of four f living

out of the fire went forth lightning. creatures. And this I was their ap

11 And the living creatures ranl pearance; they had the likeness of

and returned as the appearance of

Sor, divided a man.

a flash of lightning. 6 And every one had four faces. above.

15 T Now as I beheld the living and every one had four wings.

creatures, behold one wheel upon 7 And their feet were 4 straight

the earth by the living creatures, feet: the sole of their feet was likelk Ge. 16.17. with his four faces. the sole of a calf's foot: and they

16 The appearance of the wheels sparkled h like the colour of bur- 1 Ps.147.15. and their work was like unto the mished brass,


colour of a beryl: and they four 8 And they had the hands of a

had one likeness; and their appearman under their wings on their

lance and their work was as it were

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