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good; and they shall & accomplished in that 11 Likewise, when all the Jews that were day before thee.
in Moab, and among ihe Ammonites, and in 17 But I will deliver ibee in that day, saith Edo'nand that were mall the countries, heard the LORD; and thou sha! not be given into that the king of Babylon had leli a remnant the hand of the men of whom thou art afraid. of Judah,and that he had set over them Geda
18 For I will surely deliver thee, and liah the son of Ahikan, the son of Shaphan; thou shalt not fall by the sword, but thy life 12 Even all the Jews returried out of all shall be for a prey unto thee; because thou places whicher they were driven, and came hast put thy trust in me saith the Lord. to the land of Judah, to Gedaliah, unto MizCHAP. XL.
pah, and gathered wine and summer-fruits TI THE word which come to Jeremiah from very much.
the Lord, after tl at Nebuzar-adan the 137 Moreover, Johanan the son of Karealı, captain of the guard liad let him go from and all the captains of the forces that were in Ramah, when he had taken him, being bound the fichis, came to Gedaliah to Mizpah. in chains among all that were carried away 1+ and said unto him, Dost thou certainly captive of Jerusalen and Judah, which know that Baalis the king of the Ammonites were carried away captive unto Babylon. haih sent Ishinael the son of Nethaniah 10
2 And the captain of the guard look Jere-slay thee? But Gedaliah the son of Ahitam miah, and said unto him, the LORD thy God believed them not. hath pronounced this cvil upon this place. | 15 Then Johanan the son of Karealispake
3 Now the Lord hath brought it, and done to Gedaliah in Mizpah secretly, saying, Let according as he hath said: because ye have me go, I pray thee, and I will slay Ishmael sinned against the Lord, and have not obey- the son of Nethaniah, and no nran shall know ed his voice, therefore this thing is come up il: wherefore should le slay thee, that all the on you.
Jews which are gathered unto thee should be 4 And now, behold, I loose thee this day scattered, and the iemnant in Judah perish? from the chains which were upon thine hand. 16 Bui Gedaliah the son of Abikam said If it seem good unto thee to come with ine unto Johasau tie son of Kareah, Thou shalt into Babylon, come, and I will look well unto not do this thing; for thou speakest falsely of thee; but if it seem ill unto thce to come Ishmael. with me into Babylon, forbear: behold, all the
CHAP. XLI. land is before thee : whither it seemetlı good NCV came to pass in the seventh month, aud convenient for thee to go, thither go. that
5 Now, while he was not yet gone back, he son of Elishaina, cof the seed royal, and the srid, Go back also to Gedaliah the son of Ahi- princes of the king, even len men with him, kam, the son of Shaplan, whom the king of came unto Gedaliah the son of Ahikam to Babylon hath made governorover the cities of Mizpah; and there they did eat bread toJudáh, and dwell with bim among the people; gether in Mizpah, or go wheresoever it secmcıh convenient unto 2 Then arose Ishmael the son of Netha. thee to go. So the captain of the guard gave nials
, and the ten men that were with him, him victuals and a reward, and let boim go. and smoic Gedaliah the son of Abikam, the
6 Then went Jeremiah unto Gedaliah the son of Shaphan, with the sword, and slew son of Ahikam to Mizpah, and dwelt with him him, whoin the king of Babylon had made among the people that were left in the land. governor over the land.
71 Now, when all the captains of the for 3 Ishmael also slew all the Jews that were ces which were in the fields, eren they and with him, eren with Gedaliah, at Mizpah, their men, heard that the king of Babylon and the Chaldeans that were found there, had made Gedaliab the son of Abibam yover- and the men of war. nor in the land, and had committed unto him 4 And it came to pass, the second day after men, and women, and children, and of the he had slain Gedaliah, and no man knew it, poor of the land, or them that were not car 5 That there came certain from Shechem, ried away captive to Babylon,
from Shiloh, and from Samaria, eren four8 Then they came to Gevaliah to Mizpah, score men, having their beards shaven, and even Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and Jo- their clothes rent, and having cut themselves, hanan and Jonathan the sons of Kureah, and with otferings and incense in their hand, tó Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth, and the sons bring them to the house of the LORD. of Ephai the Netophathite, and Jezaniah the 6 And Ishmael the son of Nethaniah went son of a Maachathile, they and their men. forth from Mizpah to meet them, weeping
9 and Gedaliah the son of Ahikain, the son all along as he went: and it came to pass, of Shaphan, sware unto them, and to their as he met them, he said unto thcm, Come to meu, saying, Fear not to serve the Chalde. Gedaliah the son of Abikam. ans: dwell in the land, and serve the king 7 And it was so, when they came into the of Babylon, and it shall he well with you. midst of the city, that Ishmael the son of Ne,
10 As for me, behold, I will cwell ai Miz- thaniah slew them, and cast them into the pah, to serve the Chaldeans which will come midst of the pit, he, and the men that were uinto us : but ye, gather ye wine, and sunumer. with lim. fruils, and oil, and pui them in your vessels,' 8 But ion nen were founrl among them and dwell in your cities that you have taken that said wo Ishmael, Slay us nol; for we
have treasures in the field, of wheat, and of the way wherein we may walk, and the barley, and of oil, and of boney. So he for- thing that we may do. bare,and slew them not anong their brethren. 4 Then Jeremiah the prophet said unto
9 Now the pit wherein Ishmael had cast all them, I have heard you; behold, I will pray the dead bodies of the men (whom he had unto the LORD your God according to your slain because of Gedaliah) was it which Asa words; and it shall come to pass, that what the king had inade for fear of Baasha king soever thing the LORD shall answer you, of Israel; and Ishmael the son of Nethaniah will declare it unto you; I will keep nothing filled it with them that were slain.
back from you. 10 Then Ishinael carried away captive all 5 Then they said to Jeremiah, The Lord be the residue of the people that were in Miz- a true and faithful witness between us, if we do pah, even the king's daughters, and all the not even according to all things for the which people that remained in Mizpah, whom Ne- the LORD thy God shall send thee to us. buzar-adan the captain of the guard had 6 Whether it be good, or whether it be committed to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam: evil, we will obey the voice of the Lord cur and Ishmael the son of Nethaniah carried God, to whom we send thee; that it may be them away captive, and departed to go over well with us, when we obey ihe voice of the to the Ammonites.
Lord our God. 11 T But when Johanan the son of Kareah, 71 And it came to pass, afierten days, tha: and all the captains of the forces that were the word of the Lord came unto Jeremiah with him, heard of all the evil that Ishmael 8 Then called he Johanan the son of Ka. the son of Nethaniah had done,
reah, and all the captains of the forces which 12 Then they took all the men, and went were with him, and all the people, from the lo fight with Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, least even to the greatest, and found him by the great waters that are 9 And said unto them, Thus saith the i Gibeon.
Lord, the God of Israel, unto whom ye 13 Now it came to pass, that when all the sent me to present your supplication before people which were with Ishmael saw Joha- him; nan the son of Karcab, and all the captains 10 If ye will still anide in this land, then will of the forces that were with him, then they I build you, and not pull you down ; and I will were glad.
plant you, and not pluck you up: for I repent 14 So all the people that Ishmael had car. me of the evil that I have done unto you. ried away captive from Mizpah cast about 11 Be not afraid of the king of Babylon, of and returned, and went unto Johanan the son whom ye are afraid; be not afraid of him, of Kareah.
saith the LORD : for I am with you to save 15 But Ishmael the son of Nethaniah es- you, and to deliver you from his hand. caped from Johanan with eight men, and 12 And I will shew mercies unto you, thai went to the Ammonites.
he may have mercy upon you, and cause 16 Then took Johanan the son of Kareah, you to return to your own land. and all the captains of the forces that were 13 But if ye say, We will not dwell in this with him, all the remnant of the people land, neither obey the voice of the LORD whom he had recovered from Ishinael the your God, sou of Nethaniah, from Mizpah, (after that 14 Saying, No; but we will go into the he had slaiu Gedaliah tlic son of Abikam,) land of Egypt, where we shall see no war, eren mighty men of war, and the women, nor hear the sound of the trumpet, nor bare and the children, and the cunuchs, whom he hunger of bread; and there will we dwell: had brought again from Gibeon ;
15 And now therefore hear the word of 17 Aud they departed, and dwelt in the the Lord, ye remnant of Judah; Thus saith habitation of Chimham, which is by Beth-le- the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, If ye bem, to go to enter into Egypt,
wholly set your faces to enter into Egypt, and 18 Because of the Chaldeans : for they go to sojourn there; were afraid of them, because Ishmael the 16 Then it shall come to pass, that the sword, son of Nethaniah had slain Gedaliah the which ye feared, shall overtake you there in son of Ahikam, whom the king of Babylon the land of Egypt; and the famine, whereot made governor in the land.
ye were afraid, shall follow close after you CHAP. XLII.
ihere in Egypt; and there ye shall die. THEN
all the captains of the forces, and 17 So shall it be with all the men that set
Jolanan the son of Kareah, and Íeza- their faces to go into Egypt, to sojourn there ; niah the son of Hoshaiah, and all the people, they shall die by the sword, by the famine, from the least even unto the greatesi, came and by the pestilence; and none of them Acar,
shall remain or escape from the evil that I 2 And said unto Jeremiah the prophet, will bring upon them. Let, we beseech thee, our supplication be 18 For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the accepted before thee, and pray for us into God of Israel, As mine anger and my fury the LORD thy God, even for all this remnant; hath been poured forth upon the inhabitanis (for we are left but a few of many, as thine of Jerusalem ; so shall my fury be poured eyes do behold us ;)
forti upon yon, when ye shall enter into 3 That the LORD
an astonishment, and a curse, anılareproach; death, to death; and such as are for captivity, and ye shall see this place no more. to captivity; and such as are for the sword,
15 The Lord hath said concerning you, to the sword. O ye remnant of Judah, Go ye not into 12 And I will kindle a fire in the houses of Egypt: know certainly that I have admon- the gods of Egypt; and he shall burn them; ished you this day.
and carry them away captives; and he shali 20 For ye dissenbled in your hearts, when array himself with the land of Egypt, as a ye sent me unto the Lord your God, saying: shepherd putteth on his garment; and he shall Pray for us unto the LORD our God; and ac- go forth from thence in peace. cording unto all that the Lord our God shall 13 He shall break also the images of Betlisay, so declare uno us, and we will do it. shemesh, that is in the land of Egypt; and
21 And now I have this day declared it to the h‘rses of the gods of the Egyptians shu you; but ye have not obeyed ihe voice of the he bu.a with fire. LORD your God, nor any thing for the
CHAP. XLIV. which he hath sent me unto you.
THE word that carne to Jercmiah cot.. 22 Now therefore know certainly that ye cerning all the Jews which dwell in the shall die by the sword, by the famine, and land or Egypt, which dwel! at Migdol, and by the pestilence, in the place whither ye at Tahpanhes, and at Noph, and in the coundesire to go and to sojourn.
try of Pa:hros, saying, CHAP. XLIII.
2 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of A
had made an end of speaking unto all brought upon Jerusalem, and upon all the cithe people all the words of the LOR. * irties of Suriah ; and, behold, this day they are God, for which the Lord their God. Jsent a desolation, and no man dwelleth” therein ; him to them, pren all these words,
3 Because of their wickedness which they 2 Then spake Azariah the son of Hosbaiah, have coministed, to provoke me to anger, in and Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the that they went to burn incense, and to serve proud men, saying, uno Jeremiah, Thou other gods, whom they knew not, neither speakest falsely: the Lord our God hath Uiey, ye, nor your fathers. not sent thee to say, Go not into Egypt to so 4 Hlowbeit I sent unto you all my servants journ there.
the prophets, rising early, and sending them, 3 But Baruch the son of Neriah setteth thee saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing on against us, for to deliver us into the hand that I hate. of the Chaldeans, that they might put us to 5 But they hearkened not, nor inclined death, and carry us away captives into Ba- their ear to turn from their wickedness, to bylon.
burn no incense unto other gods. 4 So Johanan the so. of Kareah, and all 6 Wherefore my fury and mine anger was the captains of the core ?s, and all the people, poured forth, and was kindled in the cities of obeyed not the voice of the LORD, to dwell Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem; and in the land of Judah;
they are wasted and desolate, as at this day. 5 But Johanan the son of Karenh, and all † Therefore now tbus saith the Lord, the the captains of the forces, took all the rem- God of hosts, the God of Israel, Wherefore nant of Judah, that were relitrned from all commit ye this great evil against your souls, nations whither they had been driven, to to cut off from you man and woman, child dwell in tbe land of Judah;
and suckling, out of Judah, to leave you none 6 Eren men, and women, and children, and to remain ; the king's daughters, and every person that 8 In that ye provoke me unto wrath with Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard had the works of your hands, burning incense unto left with Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son other gods in the land of Egypt, whither ye of Shaphan, and Jeremiah the prophet, and be gone to dwell, that ye might cut yourselves Baruch the son of Neriah.
off, and that ye night be a curse and a re7 So they came into the land of Egypt: for proach among all the nations of ihe earth? they obeyed not the voice of the Lord. Thus 9 Have ye forgotten the wickedness of came they men to Tahpanhes.
your fathers, and the wickedness of the kinga 81 Then came the word of the LORD unto of Judah, and the wickedness of their wives, Jeremiah in Tahpanhes, saying,
and your own wickedness, and the wicked 9 Takegreat stones in thine hand, and hide ness of your wives, which ibey have committhem in the clay in the brick-kiln, which isted in the land of Judah, and in the streets at the entry of Pharaoh's house in Tahpan- of Jerusalem ? bes, in the sight of the men of Judah; 10 They are not hunibled eren unto this
10 And say unto them, Thus saith the LORD day, neither have they feared, nor walked of hosts, the God of Israel, Behold, I will send in my law, nor in my statutes, that I set and take Nebuchadrezzar the king of Baby- before you, and before your fathers. lon, my servant, and will set his throne upon 111 Therefore thus saith the Lord of bosts, these stones that I have hid; and he shall the God of Israel, Behold, I will set my face spread his royal pavilion over them. againsi you for evil, and to cut off ail Judah
11 And when he cometh, he sball smitc the 12 And I will take the remnant of Judah, land of Egypt, and deliver such as are for that have sei their faces to go into the land go
Egypt to sojourn there, ana they shall all be people, and to all the women, Hear the word consumed, and fallin the land of Egypt; they of the LORD, all Judah thai are in the land shall even be consumed by the sword, and by of Egypt; the fanine: they shall die, from the least even 25 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God unto the greatest, by the sword and by the fa- of Israel, saying, Ye and your wives have mine; and they shall be an execration and an both spoken willi your mouths, and fulfilled astonishment, and a curse, and a reproach with your hand, saying; We will surely per
13 For I will punish them that dwell in form our vows that we have vowed, to bura the land of Egypi, as I have punished Jeru- incense to the queen of heaven, and 10 pour saleın, by the sword, by the famine, and by out drink-offerings unto her: ye will surely the pestilence :
accomplish your vows, and surely performa 14 So that none of the remnant of Judah, your vows. which are gone into the land of Egypt to so 26 Therefore hear ye the word of the journ there, shall escape or remain that they Lord, all Judah that dwell in the land of should return unto the land of Judah, to the Egypt; Behold, I have sworn by my great which they have a desire to return to dwell name, saith the LORD, that my name shall there; for none shall return but such as shall no more be named in the mouth of any man escape.
of Judah in all the land of Egypi, saying, 15 | Then all the men which knew that The Lord God liveth. their wives had burned incense unto other 27 Behold, I will watch over them for evil gods, and all the women that stood by, a great and not for good; and all the men of Judal multitude, even all the people that dwelt in that are in the land of Egypt shall be con the land of Egypt, in Pathros, answered sumed by the sword and by the famine, un Jeremiah, saying,
til there be an end of them. 16 As for the word that thou hast spoken 28 Yet a small number that escape the unto us in the name of the LORD, we will sword shall return out of the land of Egypt not hearken unto thee:
into the land of Judah ; and all the remnant 17 But we will certainly do whatsoever thing of Judah, that are gone into the land of goeth forth out of vur own mouth, to burn Egypt to sojourn there, shall know whose incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour words shall stand, mine, or theirs. out drink-offerings unto her, as we have done, 29 [ And this slull be a sign unto you, we, and our fathers,our kings,and our princes, saith the LORI), that I will punish you in this in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Je- place, that ye may know that my words shał rusalem : for then had we plenty of victuals, surely stand against you for evil: and were well, and saw no evil.
30 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I wil 13 But since we left off to burn incense to give Pharaoh-hophra king of Egypt into the the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink- hand of his enemies, and into the hand o offerings unto her, we have wanted all things,' them that seek his life; as I gave Zedekiał and have been consumed by the sword and, king of Judah into the hand of Nebuchad by the famine.
rezzar king of Babylon, his enemy, and cha 19 And when we burned incense to the sought his life. queen of heaven, and poured out drink
CHAP. XLV. worship her, and pour out drink-offerings spake unto Baruch the son of Neriah, unto her, without our men ?
when he had written these words in a book 20 1 Then Jeremiah said unto all the peo- at the mouth of Jeremiah, in the fourth yeas ple, to the men, and to the women, and 10 of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Ju all the people which had given him that an-dah, saying, swer, saying,
2 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, 21 The incense that ye burned in the cities unto thee, O Baruch ; of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, 3 Thou didst say, Woe is me now! for the ye, and your fathers, your kings, and your LORD hath added grief to my sorrow; I princes, ard 9 people of the land, did not fainted in my sighing, and I find no rest. the Lord remember them, and came it not 4 T Thus shalt thou say unto him, The into his mind?
LORD saith thus, Behold, that which I have 22 So that the Luim could no longer bear, built will I break down, and that which I have because of the evil of your doings, and be- planted I will pluck up, even this whole land. cause of the abominations which ye have 5 And seekest thou great things for thyself? committed ; therefore is your land a desola- seek them not: for, behold, I will bring evil tion, and an astonishment, and a curse, with- upon all flesh, saith the LORD; but thy life out an inhabitant, as at this day.
will give unto thee for a prey in all places 23 Because ye have burned incense, and whither thou goest. because ye have sinned against the LORD,
CHAP. XLVI. and have got the yed the voice of the LORD' THE word of the Lord which came to in his testimonies; theretore this evil is hap- tiles; pened unto you, as at this day.
2 Against Egypt, against the army of Pha * Morcover, Jeremiah said unto all thelraoh-nccho king of Egypt, which was by utie
river Euphrates in Carchemish, which Ne-Noph shall be waste and desolate withoun buchadrezzar king of Babylon smote in the an inhabitant. fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josial 20 Egypt is like a very fair heifer, but de king of Judah.
struction cometh ; it cometh out of the north. 3 Order ye the buckler and shield, and 21 Also her hired men are in the midst of draw near to battle.
her like fatted bullocks; for they also are 4 Harness the horses; and get up, ye horse- turned back, and are fled away together : men, and stand forth with your helmets; fur- they did not stand, because the day of their bish the spears, and put on the brigandines. calamity was come upon them, and the time
5 Wherefore have I seen them dismayed of their visitation. and turned away back ? and their mighty 22 The voice thereof shall go like a serpent; ones are beaten down, and are fled apace, for they shall march with an army, and come and look not back : for sear was round about, against her with axes, as hewers of wood. saith the LORD.
23 They shall cut down her forest, saith the 6 Let not the swift fee away, nor the Lord, though it cannot be searched; because mighty man escape ; they shall stumble and they are more than the grasshoppers, and fall toward the north by the river Euphrates. are inmumerable.
7 Who is this that cometh up as a flood, 24 The daughter of Egypt sha!! be con. whose waters are moved as the rivers ? founded : she shall be delivered into the hand
8 Egypt riseth up like a flood, and his wa- of the people of the north. ters are moved like the rivers; and he saith, 25 The Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, I will go up, and will cover the earth; I will saith, Behold, I will punish the multitude of destroy the city, and the inhabitants there. No, and Pharaoh, and Egypt, with their gods, of.
and their kings; éven Pharaoh, and all ihem 9 Come up, ye horses; and rage, ye cha- that trust in him : riots; ard let the mighly men come forth ; 26 And I will deliver them into the hand the Ethiopians and the Libyans, that handle of those that seek their lives, and into the the shield; and the Lydians, that handle and hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, bend the bow.
and into the hand of his servants : and after 10 For this is the day of the Lord God of ward it shall be inhabited, as in the days of hosts, a day of vengeance, that he may avenge old, saith the LORD. him of his adversaries : and the sword shall 27 | But fear not thou, O my servant Jadevour, and it shall be satiate and made cob, and be not Jismayed, O Israel: for, bedrunk with their blood; for the Lord God hold, I will save thee from afar off, and thy of hosts hath a sacrifice in the north country seed from the land of their captivity, and Jaby the river Euphrates.
cob shall return, and be in rest and at ease, 11 Go up into Gilead, and take balm, 0 and none shall make him afraid. virgin, the daughter of Egypt: in vain shalt 28 Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, thou use many medicines; for thou shalt not saith the LORD; for I am with thee : for i be cured.
will make a full end of all the nations whi. 12 The nations have heard of thy shame, ther I have driven thee; but I will not make and thy cry hath filled the land for the a full end of thee, but correct thee in meamighty man hath stumbled against the migh-sure: yet will I not leave thee wholly unty, and they are fallen both together. punished. 13 ! The word that the Lord spake to Je
THE king of the
thc prophet against the Philisland of Egypt.
tines, before that Pharaoh smote Gaza. 14 Declare ye in Egypt, and publish in Mig 2 Thus saith the LORD, Beliold, waters rise * dol, and publish in Noph, and in Tahpanhes : up out of the north, and shall be an overflow
say ye, Stand fast, and prepare thee; for the ing flood, and shall overflow the land, and all sword shall devour round about thee. that is therein; the city, and them that dwell
15 Why are thy valiant men swept away? therein : then the men shall cry, and all the they stood not, because the LORD did drive inhabitants of the land shall howl. To them.
3 At the noise of the stamping of the hoofs 16 He made many to fall, yea, one fell upon of his strong horses, at the rushing of his chaanother; and they said, Arise, and let us go riots, and al the ruinbling of his wheels, the again to our own people, and to the land of fathers shall not look back to their children our nativity, from the oppressing sword. for feebleness of hands;
17 They did cry there, Pharaoh king of 4 Because of the day that cometh to spoil Egypt is but a noise; he hath passed the time all the Philistines, and to cut off from Tyrus appointed.
and Zidon every helper that remaineth ; for 18 As I live, saith the King, whose name the LORD will spoil ihe Philistines, the remis The Lord of hosts, Surely as Tabor is nant of the couniry of Caplıtor. among the mountains, and as Carmel by the 5 Baldness is come upou Gaza; Ashkelon sea, so shall he come.
is cut off with the remnant of their valley: 19 O thou daughter dwelling in Egypt, how long wilt thou cut thyself?