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bime, the woman with child and her that, 23 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God vavaileth with child together: a great com- of Israel, As yet they shall use this speech in gany shall return thither.
the land of Judah, and in the cities thereof, 9 They shall come with weeping, and with when I shall bring again their captivity, The supplications will I lead them: I will cause Lord bless thee, O habitation of justice, and them to walk by the rivers of waters in a mountain of holiness. straight way, wherein they shall not stumble; 24 And there shall dwell in Judah itself, for I am a father to Isracl, and Ephraim is and in all the cities thereof together, husmy first-born.
bandinen, and they that go forth with flockis. 10 % Hear the word of the Lord,0 ye na. 25 For I have satiated the weary soul, and tions, and declare it in the isles afaroff, and I have replenished every sorrowtul soul. say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, 26 Upon this I awaked, and beheld; and oud keep him, as a shepherd doth bis fluck. my sleep was sweet unto me.
11 For the Lord hath redeemed Jacob, 27 Behold, the days come, saith the and rausoined him from the hand of him that Lord, that I will sow the house of Israel, w.1s stronger than he.
and the house of Judah, with the seed of 12 Therefore they shall come and sing in man, and with the seed of beast. the height of Zion, and shall How together 28 And it shall come to pass, that like as I in the goodness of the Lord, for wheat, and have watched over them, io pluck up, and to for wine, and for oil, and for the young of break down, and to throw down, and to dethe fock, and of the herd; and their soul stroy, and to afilict; so will I watch over them, sliall be as a watered garden: and they shall to buikl, and to plant, saith the Lord. noi sorrow any inore at all.
29 lo those days they shall say no more, 13 Then shall the virgin rejoice in the The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and dance, both young men and old together: the children's teeth are set on edge. for I will turn their mourning into joy, and 30 But every one shall die for his own ini. will comfort them, and make them rejoice quily: every man thai eateth the sour grape, from their sorrow.
his ieeth shall be set on edge. 14 And I will satiate the soulof the priests 31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied that I will make a new covenant with the house with my goodness, saith the LORD. of Israel, and with the house of Judah ;
15 1 Thus saith the LORD, A voice was 32 Not according to the covenant that I heard in Ramah, lumentation, und bitter made with their fathers, in the day that I weeping ; Rachel weeping for her children, took them by the band, to bring them out refused to be comforted for her children, be- of the land of Egypt; (which my covenant cause they were not.
they brake, although I was an husband unto 16 Thus saith the LORD), refrain thy voice them, saith the LORD ;) from weeping, and thine eyes from lears: 33 But this shall be the covenant that I for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the will make with the house of Israel; Aller LORD; and they shall come again from the those days, saith the Lord, I will pur my land or the enemy.
law in their inward parts, and write it in .17 And there is hope in thine end, saith their hearts ; and will be their God, and they the LOR]), that thy children shall come again shall be my people. to their own border.
34 And they shall teach no more every 18! Thave surely beard Ephraim bemoan- man his neighbour, and every man his broing himself thus, Thou hasi chastised me, ther, saying, Know the Lord: for they and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustom- shall all know me, from the least of theni ed to the yoke: urn thou me, and I shall be unto the greatest of them, saith ihe LORD: lumned; for thou uit the LORD my God. for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will re.
19 Surely after that I was turned, I re- member their sin no more. pented; and after that I was instructed, I 35 ! Thus saith the Lord, which givesh imote upon my thigh: I was ashamed, yea, the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances Even confounded, because I did bear the re-of the moon and of the stars for a liglie by proach oimy youth.
night, which divideth the sea when the waves 20 Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a plea- thereof roar; The Lord of hosts is his name. santching for since I spake against him, I 36 If those ordinances depart from before do earnestly remember him sull; therefore me, saith the Lord, then the seed of Israel my bowels are troubled for hiin: I will surely also shall cease from being a natiou before hare mercy upon him, saith the LORD. me for ever.
21 Set thee up way-marks, make thee 37 Thus saith the Lord, If heaven above bigh heaps: set thine heart toward the bigh- can be measured, and the foundations of the way, eren the way which thou wentesi : turn earth searched out beneath, I will also cost again, O virgin of Isracl, turn again to these oil all the seed of Israel, for all that they thy cities.
have done, saith the Lord. 22 1 ilow long wilt thou go alvout, Othou 38 ^ Behold, the days come, saith the backsliding daughter? for the Lord hau LORD, that the city shall be built to the created a new thing in the earth, A woman Lord, from the lower of Hananeel unto the shall compass a man.
gaic of the corner.
SS And the measuring-line shall yet go forth of the purchase, (both which is sealed,) and over against it upon the hill Gareb, and shall this evidence which is open, and put them compass about to Goath.
in an earthen vessel, that they may continue 40 And the whole valley of the dead bodies, many days: and of the ashes, and all the fields unto the 15 For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the brook of Kidron, unto the corner of the God of Israel, Houses, and fields, and sinehorse-gate toward the east, shall be holy un-yards, shall be possessed again in this land. to the LORD ; it shall not be plucked up, nor 16 Now, when I had delivered the evithrown down any more for ever.
dence of the purchase unto Baruch the sout CHAP. XXXII.
of Neriah, I prayed unto the Lord, saying, THE word ibat came 10 Jeremiah from 17 Ah Lord God! behold, thou hast made
the Lord in the tenth year of Zedekiall the heaven and the earth by thy great powru king of Judah, which was the eighteenth and stretched-out arm, and there is nouving year of Nebuchadrezzar.
100 hard for thee; 2 For then the king of Babylon's army be 18 Thou shewest loving-kindness unto thou sieged Jerusalem: and Jeremiah the prophet sands, and recompensest the iniquity of the was shut up in the court of the prison, which fathers into the bosom of their
children after was in the king of Judah's house. them: The Great, the Mighty Goul, the LORD
3 For Zedekiah king of Judah had shut of hosts, is his name; bim up, saying, Wherefore dost thou pro 19 Great in counsel, and mighty in work. phesy, and say, Thus saith the LORD, Be (for thine eyes are open upon all ihe ways of hold, I will give this city into the hand of the the sons of men: to give every one accordking of Babylon, and he shall take it; ing to his ways, and according to the fruito
4 And Zedekiah king of Judah shall not his doings :) escape out of the hand of the Chaldeans, but 20 Which hast set signs and wonders in the shall surely be delivered into the hand of land of Egypt, eren unto this day, and in the king of Babylon, and sha!I speak with Israel, and among other men; and hast made him mouth to mouth, and his eyes shall be- thee a name, as at this day; hoid his eyes;
21 And hast brought forth thy people Israel 5 And he shall lead Zedekiah to Babylon, out of the land of Egypt with signs, and with and there shall be be until I visit him, saith wonders, and with a strong hand, and with the LORD: though ye fight with the Chal- a stretched-out arm, and with great terror ; Jeans, ye shall not prosper?
22 And hast given them this land, which 6 And Jeremiah' said, The word of the thou didst swear to their fathers to give them, Lord came unto me, saying,
a land flowing with milk and honey;. 7 Behold, Hanameel the son of Shallum, 23 And they came in, and possessed it; but thine uncle, shall come unio thee, saying, they obeyed not thy voice, neither walked Buy thee my field that is in Anathoth; for in thy law: they bave done nothing of all the right of redemption is thine to buy it. that ihou commandedst them to do ; there
8 So Hanameel, mine uncle's son, came to fore thou hast caused all this evil to come me in the court of the prison, according 10 upon them. the word of the Lord, and said unto me, 24 Behold the mounts, they are come unto Buy my field, I pray thee, that is in Anathoth, the city to take it ; and the city is given into which is in the country of Benjamiu : for the she hand of the Chaldeans that hght against it, right of inheritance is thine, and the redemp-because of the sword, and of the lamine,andoi Lion is thine; buy it for thyself. Then I knew the pestilence : ani what thou hast spokea that this was the word of the LORD. is come to pass; and, behold, thou seest it.
9 And I bought the field of Hanameel, my 25 And ihou hast said unto me, O Lord uncle's son, that wos in Anathoth, and Gon, Buy thee the field for money, and take weighed him the money, even seventeen winesses; for the city is given into the hand shekels of silver.
of the Chaldeans. 10 And I subscribed the evidence, and seal 26 1 Then came the word of the LORD ed il, and took witnesses, and weighed him unto Jeremiah, saying, the money in the balances.
27 Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all 11 So I took the evidence of the purchase, flesh: is there any thing 100 hard for me: both that which was sealed according to the 28 Therefore thus saith the LORD, behold, law and custom, and that which was open: I will give this city into the hand of the Chal
12 And I gave the evidence of the pur- deans, and into the band of Nebuchadrezzar chase unto Baruch the son of Neriah, the king of Babylon, and be shall take it. son of Maaseiah, in the sight of Hanamcel, 29 And the Chaldeans, that tight against inine uncle's son, and in the presence of the this city, shall come and set fire on this city, witnesses that subscribed the book of the and burn it, with the houses, upon whose purchase, before all the Jews ihal sat in the roofs they have offered incense unto Baal, court of the prison.
and poured out drink-otterings unto other 13 And I charged Baruch before them, go:ls, to provoke me to anger. saying,
30 For the children of Israel, and the chil. 14 Thus saith the Land of hosts, the God dren of Judah, have only done evil before me of Israel, Take diese evidences, this evidence lfrom their youth : for the children of Israel
bave ouly provoked.me lo anger with the
CHAP. XXXIII. work of then hands, saith the Lord.
of 31 For this city hath been to me as a pro came unto Jeremiah the second time, Location of mine anger and of my fury, (while he was yet shut up in the court of the froin the day that they built it even mito prison,) saying, this clay, thail should remove it from before 2 Thus saith the LORD, the maker there. my face;
of, the Lord that formed it, to establish it; 32 Because of all the evil of the children of The Lord is his name. Israel, and of the children of Judah, which 3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and they have done to provoke me to anger, shew thee great and nighty things, which they, their kings, their princes, their priests, thou knowost not. and their prophets, and the men of Judah, 4 For thus saith the LORD), the God of Is. and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
rael, concerning the houses of this city, and 33 And they have turned unto me the back, concerning the houses of the kings of Judah, and not the face: though I taught them, which are thrown down by the mounts, and rising up early and teaching them, yet they by the sword; aave not hearkened to receive instruction. 5 They come to fight with the Chaldeans,
34 But they set their abominations in the but it is to fill them with the dead bodies of Jouse which is called by my name, to de- men, whom I have slain in mine anger, and file it.
in my fury, and for all whose wickedness I 35 And they built the high places of Baal, have hid my face from this city: whicii ure in the valley of the son of Hin 6 Behold, I will bring it health and cure, nom, to cause their sons and their daughters and I will cure them, and will reveal unto to pass through the fire unto Molech; which them the abundance of peace and truth. I commanded them not, neither came it into 7 And I will cause the captivity of Judah, ny mind, that they should do this abomina- and the captivity of Israel, to return, and will lion, to cause Jucah to sin.
build them, as at the first. 36 T And now therefore thus saith the Lord, And I will cleanise them from all their the God of Israel, concerning this city, where-iniquity; whereby they have sinned against of ye say, It shall be delivered into the land me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, of the king of Babylon by the sword, and by whereby they have simned, and whereby they the famine, and by the pestilence;
have uansgressed against me. 37 Behold, I will gather them out of all 9 And it shall be to me a name of joy, ountries whither I have driven them in mine'a praise and an honour before all the nations aliger, and in my fury, and in great wrath; of the earth, which shall tear all the good and I will bring them again unto this place, that I do unto them: and they shall fear and and I will cause them to dwell safely: tremble for all the goodness, and for all the
38 And they shall be my people, and I will prosperity, that I procure unto it. Ise thicir God:
10 Thus saith the LORD, Again there shall 39 And I will give them one heart, and be heard in this place, (which ye say shull be me way, that they may fear me for ever, for desolate without man and without beasi, event he good of them, and of their children after in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Je. shem :
rusalem, Hul are desolate, without man, and 40 And I will make an everlasting cove- without inliabitant, and without beast,) Aant with them, that I will not turn away 11 The voice of joy, and the voice of glad. from them, to do them good; but I will put ness; the voice of the bridegroom, and the iny fear in their hearts, that they shall not voice of the bride; the voice of them that depart from me.
shall say, Praise the Lord of hosts: for the 41 Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them Lord is good; for his mercy endureth for food, and I will plant them in this land as- ever : unu of them that shall bring the sacii(uredly with my whole heart, and with my fice of praise into the house of the Lord. whole soul.
For I will cause to return the captivity of the 42 Forthus saith the LORD, Like as I have land, as at the first, saith the Lord. brought all this great evil upon this people, 12 | Thus saith the LURD of hosts, Again so will I bring upon them all the good that in this place, which is desolate without inan I have promised them.
and without beast, and in all the cities there13 And fields shall be bought in this land, of, shalı be an habitation of shepherds causwhereol ye say, It is desolate without inan ing their flocks to lie down. or beast; it is given into the hand of the 13 In the cities of the mountains, in the ciChaldeans.
Tries of the vale, and in the cities of the south, 44 Men shall buy fields for money, and and in the land of Benjamm, and in the places subscribe evidences, and seal tiem, and take about Jerusalemn, and in the cities of Judah, witnesses in the land of Benjamin, and in the shall the flocks pass again under the hands places about Jerusalein, and in the cities of of him that telleth them, saith the LORD. Judalı, and in the cities of the mountains, 14 Behold, the days coine, saith the LORD, and in the cities of the valley, and in the ci- that I will perform that good thing which i ties of the south : for I will cause their cap- have promised unto the house of Israel, and tivity to return, saith the Loed.
to the house of Judah,
15 ! In those days, and at that time, will, the burnings of thy fathers, the former kings I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow which were before thee, so shall they burs ap unto David ; and he shall execute judg- odours for thee; and they will lameni thee, meat and righteousness in the land. saying, Ah lord ! for I have pronounced the
16 In those days shall Judah be saved, and worri, saith the LORD. Jerusalem shali dwell safely: and this is ihe 6 Then Jerrmial the prophetspake all these name wherewith she shall be called, The words unto Z dekiah king of Judah in Jers Lord our Righteousness.
salein, 17 fi For thus saith the LORD, David shall 7 When the king of Babylon's army fougla never want a man to sit upon the throne of against Jerusalem, and against all the cities the use of Israel;
07 Juciah that were left, against Lachish, and 18 Neither shall the priests the Levites against Azekah: for these defenced cities rewant a man before me to offer burnt-offer- mained of the cities of Judah. ings, and to kindle meal-offerings, and to do 8 | This is the word that came unto Jere. sacrifice continually.
miah from the Lord, after that the king 19 | And the word of the LORD came unto Zedekiah had made a covenant with all the Jeremiah, saying,
people which were at Jerusalem, to proclaim 20 Thus saith the LORD, If ye can break liberty unto them; my covenant of the day, and my covenant 9 That every man should let his man-serof the night, and thai there should not be vant, and every man his maid-servant, being day and night in their season;
an Hebrew or an Hebrewcss, go free; that 21 Then may also my covenant be broken none should serve himself of them, to acil, of with David my servant, that he should not a Jew his brother. have a son to reign upon his throne; and 10 Now, when all the princes, and all the with the Levites the priests, my ministers. people, which had entered into the covenant,
22 As the host of heaven cannot be num- heard that every one should let his man-ser berer, neither the sand of the sea measured; vani, and everyone bis maid-servant, go free, so will I multiply the seed of David my ser- that none should serve themselves of them any vant, and the Levites that minister unto me. more; then they obeyed, and let them go.
23 | Moreover, the word of the Lord 11 But afterward they turned, and caused came to Jeremiah, saying,
the servants and the handmaids, whom they 24 Considerest thou not what this people had let go free, to return, and brought them have spoken, saying, The two families which into subjection for servants and for handthe Lord hath chosen, he hath even cast maids. them off? Thus they have despised my peo-| 12 lí Therefore the word of the LORD cadre ple, that they should be no more a nation to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying, before them.
13 Thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel, 25 Thus saith the LORD, If my covenant be I made a covenant with your fathers in the day not with day and night, and if I have not ap- that I brought them forth out of the land oi pointed the ordinances of heaven and earth; Egypt, out of the house of bond-inen, saying,
26 Then will I cast away the seed of Ja. 14 At the end of seven years, let ye go cob, and David my servant, so that I will not every man his brother an Hebrew, which take any of his seed to be rulers over the seed hath been sold unto thee; and when he bath of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I will served thee six years, thou shalt let him go cause their captivity to return, and have free from thee : but your fathers hearkened mercy on them
not unto me, neither inclined their ear. CHAP. XXXIV.
15 And ye were now turned, and had dong word which came unto Jeremiah right in my sight, in proclaiming liberty every zar king of Babylon, and all his army, and covenant before me in the house which is all the kingdoms of the earth of his dominion, called by my name: and all the people, fonght against Jernsalem, 16 But ye turned, and polluted my name, and against all the cities thereof,) saying, and caused every man his servant, and eve
2 Thus saith the Lory, the God of Israel, (ry man his handinaid, whom he had set at liGo and speak to Zedekiah king of Judah, and berty at their pleasure, to return, and brought lell him, Thus saith the Lor), Behold, I will them into subjection, to be unto you for ser give this city into the hand of the king of Ba- vants and for handmaids. bylon, and he shall burn it with fire. 17 Therefore thus saith the Lord, Ye have
3 And thou shalt not escape out of his hand, not hearkened unto me, in proclaiming liberbut shall surely be taken, and delivered into ty, every one 10 his brother, and every man his band; and thine eyes shall behold the eyes to his neiglıbour: behold, I proclaim a liberty of the king of Babylon, and he shall speak with for you, saith the Lord, to the sword, to the thee mouth to mouth, and thou shalt go lo pesulence, and to the famine ; and I will Babylon.
make you to be removed into all the king4 Yet hear the word of the LORD, O Zede- doms of the earth. kialı king of Judah; Thus saith the Lord of 18 And I will give the men that have transthee, Thou shalt not die by the sword; gressed my covenant, which have not per. 5 But thou shak die in peace : and with formed the words of the covenant which they
had made before me, when they cut the calf 13 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the Cod in twain,and passed between the parts thereof, of Israel, Go and tell the men of Judah, and
19 T!le princes of Judah, and the princes the inhabitants of Jerusalein, Will ye not reof Serisaiem, the eunuchs, and the priests, ceive instruction to hearken to my words? and all the people of the land, which passed saith the LORD. netween the parts of the call;
14 The words of Jonadab the son of Re20 I will even give them into the hand of chab, that he commanded his sons not to their enemies, and into the hand of them that drink wine, are performed; for unto this day seek their life; and their dead bodies shall be they drink none, but obey their father's comfor meat unto the fowls of the heaven, and to mandment : notwithstanding I have spoken the beasts of the earth.
unto you, rising early and speaking; but ye 21 And Zedekiah king of Judah, and his hearkened not unto me. princes, will I give into the hand of their 15 I have sent alio unto you all my servants enemies, and into the band of them that seek the prophets, rising up early and sending thein, their life, and into the hand of the king of saying, Return ye now every man from his Babylon's army, which are goneup from you. evil way, and amend your doings, and go not
22 Bebold, I will cominandi, saith the Lord, after other gods to serve them, and ye shall and cause them to return in this city; and dwell in the land which I have given to you they shall fight against it, and take it, and and to your fathers; but ye have not inclined burn it with fire: and I will make the cities your ear, nor hearkened unto me. of Judah a desolation without an inhabitant. 16 Because the sons of Jonadab the son of CHAP. XXXV.
Rechab have performed the commandinent from the LORD, in the days of Jehoia- but this people hath not hearkened unto me:
which kim the son of Josiah king of Judah, saying, 17 Therefore thus saith the Lord God of
2 Go unto the house of the Rechabites, and hosts, the God of Israel, Behold, I will bring speak unto them, and bring them into the upon Judah, and upon all the inhabitants of house of the Lory, into one of the chambers, Jerusalem, ali the evil that I have pronounced and give them wine to drink.
against thein: because I have spoken unto 3 Then I took Jaazaniah the son of Jere- thenı; but they have not heard; and I have miah, the son of Habaziniah, and his bre-called unto them, but they have not answered. thren, and all his sons, and the whole house 18 || And Jeremiah said unto the house of of the Rechabites ;
the Rechabites, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, 4 And I brought them into the house of the the God of Israel, Lecause yo have obeyed Lord, into the chamber of the sons of Hanan the commandment of Jonadab your father, the son of Ig«laliah, a man of God, which was and kept all his precepls, and done accordby the chamber of the princes, which was ing unto all that he haih commanded you; above the chamber of Maaseiah the son of 19 Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, Shallum, the keeper of the door.
the God of Israel, Jonadab the son of Re5 And I set before the sons of the house of chab shall not want a man to stand before the Rechabites pots full of wine, and cups; ine for ever. and I said unto them, Drink ye wine.
CHAP. XXXVI. 6 But they said, We will drink no wine : AND it came to pass, in the fourth year for Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of commanded is, saying, Ye shall drink no Judah, thil this word came unto Jeremiah wine, neither ye, nor your sons for ever: from the Lord, saying,
7 Neither shall ye build house, nor sow secl, 2 Take thee a roll of a book, and write nor plant vineyarul, ror have any : but all your therein all the words that I have spoken undays ye shall dwell in tents; that ye may live to thee against Israel, and against Judah, many days in the land where ye be strangers. and against all the natious, from the day I
8 Thus have we obeyed the voice of Jo- spake unto thee, froin the days of Josiah, nadab the son of Rechab, our father, in all even unto this day. that he hath charged us, to drink no wine 3 It may be that the house of Judah will all our days, we, our wives, our sons, nor hear all the evil which I purpose to do unto our daughters ;
them ; that they may return every man from 9 Nor to build houses for us to dwell in; his evil way, that I may forgive their inaeither have we vineyard, nor field, nor seed: iquity and their sin.
10 But we have dwelt in tents, and have 4 Then Jeremiah called Baruch the son of oleyed, and done according to all that Jona- Neriah : and Baruch wrote from the mouth dab our father commanded us.
of Jeremiah all the words of the Lord, which 11 But it came to pass, when Nebuchad- ne had spoken unto him, upon a roll of a rezzar king of Babylon came up into the book. land, that we said, Come, and let us go to 5 And Jeremiah commande Baruch, sayJerusalem for fear of the army of the Chal- ing, I am shut up ; I canno: go into the house deans, and for fear of the army of the Syri- of the LORD : ans: so we dwell at Jerusalem.
6 Therefore go thou, and read in the ro!!, 2 Then canie the word of the LORD which thou hast written from my mouth, the unto Jeren.iali, saying,
words of the LORI), in the ears of the peo