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geance of the LORD: take vengeance upon fall, and none siall raise hin up: and I will mer; as she hath done, do unto her. kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour

16 Cut off the sower from Babylon, and all round about him. him that handleth the sickle in the time of 33 | Thus saith the LORD of hosts, The barvest: for fear of the oppressing sword they children of Israel and the children of Judah shall turn every one to his people, and they were oppressed together; and all that took shall fee every one to his own land. them captives held them fast; they refused

17 1 Israel is a scattered sheep; the lions to le: them go. have driven him away: first the king of As-, 34 Their Redeemer is strong; The LORD of syria hath devoured him; and last this Nebu- hosts is his name: he shall throughly plead chadrezzar king of Babylon hath broken his their cause, that he may give rest to the land, hones.

and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon. 18 Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, 35 | Asword is upon the Chaldeans,saith the Le God of Israel, Behold, I will punish the LORD, and upon the inbabitants of Babylon, king of Babylon and his land, as I have pu- and upon her princes, and upon her wise men. nished the king of Assyria.

36 A sword is upon the liars, and they 19 And I will bring Israel again to his ha- shall dote : a sword is upon her mighty men; bitation, and he shall feed on Carmel and and they shall be dismayed. Bashan, and his soul shall be satisfied upon 37 A sword is upon their horses, and upon mount Ephraim and Gilead.

their chariots, and upon all the mingled peo20 In ihose days, and in that time, saith ple that are in the midst of her; and ihey the LORD, the iniquity of Israel shall be shall become as women: a sword is upou her sought for, and there shall be none; and the treasures; and they shall be robbed. sins of Judah, and they shall not be found. 38 A drought is upon her waters; and they for I will pardon them whom I reserve. shall be dried up: for it is the land of graven

21 [ Go up against the land of Merathaim, images, and they are mad upon their idols. eren against it, and against the inhabitants 39 Therefore the wild beasts of the desert, of Pekod : waste and utterly destroy after with the wild beasts of the islands, shall dwell them, saith the LORD, and do according to there, and the owls sha dwell therein: and all that I have commanded thee.

it shall be no more inhabited for ever; nei22 A sound of baule is in the land, and of ther shall it be dwelt in from generation to great destruction.

generation. 23 How is the hammer of the whole earth 40 As God overthrew Sodom and Gomor eut asunder and broken! how is Babylou be- rah, and the neighbour cities thereof, saith come a desolation among the nations! the LORD; so shall no man abide there, nei

21 I have laid a snare for thee, and thou ther shall any son of man dwell therein. art also taken, O Babylon, and thou wast not 41 Behold, a people shall come from the aware: thou art found, and also caught, be- corth, and a great nation, and many kings Pause thou hast striven against the LORD. shall be raised up from the coasts of the carth.

25 The Lord hath opened liis arınoury, 42 They shall hold the bow and the lance ; and bath brought forth the weapons of his they are cruel, and will not shew mercy indignation : for this is the work of the Lord their voice shall roar like the sea, and they Gop of hosts in the land of the Chaldeans. shail ride upon horses, eyery one put in array,

26 Come against her from the utmost bor- like a man to the battle, against thee, O ler, open her storehouses; cast her up as daughter of Babylon. beaps, and destroy her utterly: let nothing 43 The king of Babylon hath heard the of her be left.

report of them, and his hands waxed feeble : 27 Slay all her bullocks; let them go down anguish look hold of him, and pangs, as of to the slaughter: woe unto them! for their a woman in travail. day is come, the time of their visitation. 44 Behold, he shall coine up like a lion from

28 The voice of them that flee and escape the swelling of Jordan unto the habitation of out of the land of Babylon, lo declare in Zion the strong; buil will make them suddenly run the vengeance of the LORD our God, the ven- away from her: and who is a chosen man, that gcance of bis temple.

I may appoint over her? for who is like me? 29 Call together the archers against Baby- and who will appoim me the time and who lon: all ye that bend the bow, camp against is that shepherd that will stand before me? it round about; let none thereof escape: re 45 Therefore hear ye the counsel of the compense her according to lier work; accord- Lord, that he hath taken against Babylon, ing io all that she hath done, do unto her : and his purposes that he hath purposed against for she hath been proud against the Lord, the land of the Chaldeans: Surely the least of against the Holy One of Israel.

the flock shall draw them out; surely he shall 30 Therefore shall her young men fall in make their habitation desolate with them. the streets, and all lier inen of war shall be 46 Althe noise of the taking of Babylon the cut off in that day, saith the LORD. earth is moved, and the cry is heard among

31 Behold, I ain against thee, O thou most the uations. proud, saith the Lord God of hosts: for thy

CHAP. LI. day is coine, the time that I will visit thee. THUS saith the Lord, Behold, I will 32 And the most proud shall stumble and I raise up against Babylon, and against

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them that dwell in the midst of them that rise, image: for nis mollen image is falsehood, up against me, a destroying wind;

and there is no breath in them. 2 And will send unto Babylon sanners, 18 They are vanity, the work of errors: in that shall fan her, and shall empty her land: the time of their visitation they shall perish. for in the day of trouble they shall be against 19 The portion of Jacob is not like them; her round about.

for he is the former of all things; and Israel 3 Against him that bendeth let the archer is the rod of his inheritance; The LORD of bend his bow, and against him that listeth hosts is his name. himself up in his brigandine: and spare ye 20 Thou art my battle-axe and weapons not her young men ; destroy ye wierly all of war: for with thee will I break in pieces her host.

the nations; and with thee will I destroy 4 Thus the slain shall fall in the land of kingdoms; the Chaldeans, and they that are thrust 2 And with thee will I break in pieces through in her streets.

the horse and his rider; and with the will 5 For Israel hath not been forsaken, nor I break in pieces the chariot and his rider; Judah of his God, of the LORD of hosts; 22 With thee also will I break in pieces though their land was filled with sin against man and woman; and with thee will I break the Holy One of Israel.

in pieces old and young; and with thee will I 6 Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and break in pieces the young man and the maid; deliver every man his soul : be not cut off 23 I will also break in pieces with thee in her iniquity; for this is the time of the the shepherd and his flock, and with thee LORD's vengeance; he will render unto her will I break in pieces the husbandman and a recompence.

his yoke of oxen; and with thee will I break 7 Babylon hath been a golden cup in the in pieces captains and rulers. Lord's hand, that made all the earth drunk. 24 And I will render unto Babylon, and en: the nations have drunken of her wire; to all the inhabitants of Chaldea, all their therefore the nations are mad.

evil that they have done in Zion in you 8 Babylon is suddenly fallen and des- sight, saith the LORD. troyed: howl for her; take balm for her 25 Behold, I am against thee, O destroypain, if so be she may be healed.

ing mountain, saith the LORD, which destroy9 We would have healed Babylon, but est all the earth; and I will stretch out mine she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go hand upon thee, and roll thee down from every one into his own country ;, for her the rocks, and will make thee a burnt mounjudgment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted tain. up even to the skies.

26 And they shall not take of thee a stone 10 The Lord hath brought forth our for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but righteousness : come, and let us declare in thou shalt be desolate for ever, saith the Zion the work of the Lord our God. LORD.

11 Make bright the arrows; gather the 27 Set ye up a standard in the land, blow shields: the LORD hath raised up the spirit the trumpet among the nations, prepare the of the kings of the Medes: for his device is nations against her, call together against her against Babylon, to destroy it; because it is the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashchethe vengeance of the LORD, the vengeance naz; appoint a captain against her; cause of his temple.

the horses to come up as the rough caterpil. 12 Set up the standard upon the walls of lars. Babylon, make the watch strong, set up the 28 Prepare against her the nations, wity watchmen, prepare the ambushes: for the the kings of the Medes, the captains thereof; LORD hath both devised and done that which and all the rulers thereof, and all the land of ne spake against the inhabitants of Babylon. his dominion. 13 O thou that dwellest upon many waters,

29 And the land shall tremble and sorrow: abundant in treasures, thine end is come, for every purpose of the LORD shall be per. and the measure of thy covetousness. formed against Babylon, to make the land of

14 The Lord of hosts hath sworn by Babylon a desolation without an inhabitant. nimself, saying, Surely I will fill thee with 30 The mighty men of Babylon have for men, as with caterpillars; and they shall borne to fight, they have remained in their lift up a shout against thee.

holds: their might hath failed; they becaine 15 He hath made the earth by his power, as women; they have burned her dwelling. ne hath established the world by his wisdom, places ; her bars are broken. and hath stretched out the heaven by his un 31 One post sha run to meet another, and derstanding

one messenger to meet another, to shew the 16 When he ullereth his voice, there is a king of Babylon that his city is taken at multitude of waters in the heavens; and he one end, causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends 32 And that the passages are stopped, and of the earth: he maketh lightnings with rain, the reeds they have burned with fire, and the and bringeth forth the wind out of his trca- men of war are affrighted.

33 For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the 17 Every man is brutish by his knowledge; God of Israel, The daughter of Babylon is every founder is confounded by the graven like a thrashing-floor, it is time to thrasb

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for the spoilers shall come unto her from the EDEKIAH was one and twenty years

der: yet a liule while, and the time of her faces; lor strangers are come into the sanc aarvest shall come.

tuaries of the Lord's house. 34 Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon 52 Wherefore, behold, the days come, saith hath devoured me, he hath crushed me, be the Lord, that I will do judgment upon her bath made me an empty vessel, he hath graven images; and through all her land swallowed me up like a dragon, he hath the wounded shall groan. filled his belly with my delicates, he hath 53 Though Babylon should mount up to cast me out.

heaven, and though she should fortily the 3ā The violence done to me and to my height of her strength, yet from me 'shal! fesh be upon Babylon, shall the inhabitant spoilers come unto her, saith the Lord. of Zion say; and, My blood upon the inha 54 A sound of a cry cometh from Babylon, bitants of Chaldea, shall Jerusalem say. and great destruction from the land of the

36 Therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, Chaldeans: I will plead thy cause, and take vengeance 55 Because the LORD hatlı spoiled Babylon for thee; and I will dry up her sea, and and destroyed out of her the great voice : make her springs dry.

when her waves do roar like great waters, 37 And Babylon shall become heaps, a a noise of their voice is uttered: dwelling-place igr dragons, an astonishment 56 Because the spoiler is come upon her: and an hissing, without an inhabitant. even upon Babylon, and her mighty men are

33 They shall roar together like lions: taken; every one of their bows is broken: Chey shall yell as lions' whelps.

for the LORD God of recompences shall sure9 Ju their hcat I will make their feasts, ly requite. and i will make them drunken, that they 57 And I will make drunk her princes, and nay rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, her wise men, her captains, and her rulers, und not wake, saith the Lord).

and her mighty men: and they shall sleep 40 I will bring them down like lambs to a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the he slaughter, like rams with he-goats. King, whose name is The Lord of hosts.

41 How is Sheshach taken! and how is 58 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, The he praise of the whole earth surprised! how broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly bros Babylon become an astonishment among ken, and her high gates shall be burned with the naiions !

fire; and the people shail labour in van, and 42. The sea is come up upon Babylon : the folk in the fire, and they shall be weary. she is covered with the multitude of the 59 | The word which Jeremiah the prowaves thereof.

phet commanded Seraiah the son of Neriah, 13 Her cities are a desolation, a dry land, the son of Maaseiah, when he went with and a wilderness, a land wherein no man Zedekiah the king of Judah into Babylon, dwelleth, neither doth uny son of man pass in the fourth year of his reign. And this Sethereby.

raiah was a quiet prince. 44 And I will punish Bel in Babylon; and 60 So Jeremiah wrote in a book all the evil

will bring forth out of his mouth that that should come upon Babylon, eren all these which he hath swallowed up: and the na- words that are written against Babylon. jions shall not flow together any more unto 61 And Jeremial said to Seraiah, When him; yea, the wall of Babylon shall fall. thou comest to Babylon, and shall sec, and

45 My people, go ye oui ot' the inidst of shall read all these words, ber, and deliver ye every man his soul from 62 Then shalt thou say, O LORD, thou hast the fierce anger of the Lord.

spoken against this place, to cut it off, that Hi And lest your heart faint, and ye fear for one shall remain in ii, neither man nor bea:1, the ruinour that shall be heard in the land; but that it shall be desolate for ever. a rumuur shall boti come one year, and after 63 And it shall be, when thou hast made that in another year shall come a rumour, and an end of reading this book, thelt thou shalt violene in the land, ruler against ruler. bind a stone to it, and cast it into the midst

47 Therefore, behold, the days come, that of Euphrates : i will do judginent upon the graven images 61 And thou shalt say, Thus shall Bahylon of Babylon; and her whole land shall be sink, and shall not rise fro'n the evil that I confounded, and all her slain shall fall in the will bring upon her; and they shall be weary midst of her.

Thus far are the words of Jeremiah. 18. Then the heaven and the earth, and

CHAP. LII. all that is therein, shall sing for Babylon :

old when he began to reign; and he north, saith the LORD).

reigned eleven years in Jerusalem: and his 49 As Bahylon huath caused the slain of Is- mother's name was Hamutal, the daughter raci lo fall, so at Babylon sball fall the slain of Jereiniah of Libnah. of all the carth.

2 And he did that ulrich was evil in the 50 Ye that have escaped the sword, gol eyes of the Lord, according to all that Jeawy, staunot still: remember the Lordalar boiakim had done. Off, and let Jerusalem come into your mind. 3 For through the anger of the Lord it

51 We are confounded, because we bare came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, will he heard reproach: shame hath covered our' bad casi them out from his presence, that Ze

dekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon., which was of gold in gold, and that which

4 1 And it came to pass in the ninth year was of silver in silver, took the captain of of his reign, in the tenih month, in the tenth the guard away. day of the month, that Nebuchadrezzar king 20 The two pillars, one sea, and twelve of Babylon came, he and all his army,against brasen bulls that were under the bascs, which Jerusalem, and pitched against it, and built king Solomon had made in the house of the forts against it round about.

LORD: the brass of all these vessels was witb5 So the city was besieged until the ele-out weight. venth year of king Zedekiah.

21 And concerning the pillars, the height of 6 And in the fourth month, in the ninth one pillar was eighteen cubits; and a fillet of day of the month, the famine was sore in twelve cubits did coinpass it; and the thickness the city, so that there was no bread for the thereof was four fingers: it was hollow. people of the land.

22 And a chapiter of brass was upon it. 7 Then the city was broken up, and all the and the height of one chapiter was five cumen of war fled, and went forth out of the biis, withi net-work and pomegranates upoo city by night, by the way of the gate between the chapiter's round about, all of brass : ihe the two walls, which was by the king'sgarden; second pillar also and the pomegranates were (now the Chaldeans were by the city round a- like unto these. bout ;) and they went by the way of the plain. 23 And there were ninety and six pomegra.

8 1 But the army of the Chaldeans pur- nates on a side; and all the pomegrana:es uprued after the king, and overtook Zedekiah on the net-work were an hundred round about. in the plains of Jericho; and all his army was 24 1 And the captain of the guard inok Sescattered from him.

raiah the chief priest, and Zephariah the se. 9 Then they took the king, and carried cond priest, and the three keepers of the door him up unto the king of Babylon to Riblah, 25 'He took also out of the city au eunuch, in the land of Hamath; where he gave judg- which had the charge of the men of war; ment upon him.

and seven men of them that were near the 10 And the king of Bahylon slew the sons king's person, which were found in the city, of Zedekiah before his eyes : he slew also ah and the principal scribe of the host, who musthe princes of Judah in Riblah.

tered the people of the land; and threescore 11 Then he put out the eyes of Zedekiah; men of the people of the land, that were and the king of Babylon bound him in chains, found in the midst of the city. and carried him to Babylon, and put him in 26 So Nebuzar-adan, the captain of the prison till the day of his death.

guard, took them, and brought ihem to the 12 1 Now, in the filth month, in the tenth King of Babylon to Riblah. day of the month, (which was the nineteenth 27 And he king of Babylon smote them, year of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon,) and put them to death in Riblah, in the land came Nebuzar-adan, captain of the guard, of Hamath. Thus Judab was carried away which served the king of Babylon, into Je- captive out of his own land. rusalem,

28 This is the people whom Nebuchadrez13 And burned the house of the LORD, and zar carried away captive: In the seventh year, the king's house ; and all the houses of Jeru- three thousand Jews, and three and twenty: salem, and all the houses of the great men, 29 In the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrez. burned he with fire:

zar he carried away cap:ive from Jerusalero 14 And all the army of the Chaldeans, that eight hundred thiriy and two persons: were with the captain of the guard, brake 30 In the three and twentieth year of Ne down all the walls of Jerusalem rouid about. buchadrezzar, Nebuzar-adan, the captain of

15 Then Nebuzar-adan, the captain of the the guara, carried away captive of the Jews guard, carried away captive cerlain of the seven hundred forty and five persons: all the poor of the people, and the residue of the persons were four thousand and six hundred. people that remained in the ci'', and those 31 | And it came to pass, in the seven and ihat fell away, that fell to the king of Ba-thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin bylon, and the rest of the multitude. king of Judah, in the iwelrih month, in the

16 But Nebuzar-adan, the captain of the five and twentieth day of the month, thu guard, left certain of the poor of the land for Evil-merodach king of Babylon, in the firs? vine-dressers, and for busbandmen. year of his reign, lifted up ihe head or Je.

17 Also the pillars of brass that were in hoiachin king of Judalı, and brought bira the house of the LORD, and the bases, and forth out of prison, the brasen sea that was in the house of the 32 And spake kindly unto him, and set his LORD, the Chaldeans brake, and carried all throne above the throne of the kings that the brass of them to Babylon.

were with him in Babylon, 18 The caldrons also, and the shovels, and 33 And changed his prison-garments; and the snuflers, and the bowls, and the spoons, he did continually eat bread before him all and all the vessels of brass wherewith they the days of his life. ministered, took they away.

31 Ånd for his diet, there was a continual 19 And the basons, and the fire-pans, and diet given him of the king of Babylon, every thie bowls, and the caldrons, and the candle- day a portion, until the day of his death, all sticks, and the spoons, and the cups; that the days of his life.

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I The LAMENTATIONS of JEREMIAH.
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fall; the Lord hath delivered me into their How do the the city witsolitary chal was hands from whom Lamontot able to rise up a widow! she that was great among the my mighty men in the midst of me: he hath nations, and princess among the provinces, called an assembly against me to crush my how is she become tributary !

young men : the Lord hath trodden the vira 2 She weepeth sore in the night, and hier gin,the daughter of Judah, as in a wine-press. tears are on her cheeks ; ainong all ber lo 16 For these things I weep: mine eye, mine vers she hath none to comfort her : all her eye runneth down with water, because the friends have dealt treacherously with her; comforter that should relieve my soul is far they are become her enemies.

from me: my children are desolate, because 3 Judah is gone into captivity because of the enemy prevailed. affliction, and because of great servitude; she 17 Zion spreadeth forth her hands, and dwelleth among the heathen, she findeth no there is none to coinsort her: the Lord hath rest : all her persecutors overtook her be-commanded concerning Jacob, that his adtween the straits.

versaries should be round about him; Jerusa4 The ways of Zion do mourn, because lem is as a menstruous woman among them. none come to the solemn feasts: all her 18 | The Lord is righteous; for I have gates are desolate ; her priests sigh, her vir- rebelled against his commandment: hear, I gins are afflicted, and she is in bitterness. pray you, all people, and bebold my sorrow;

5 Her adversaries are the chief, her enemies my virgins and my young men are gone intá prosper; for the Lord hath aftsicted her for captivity. ihe multitude of her transgressions: her child 19 I called for my lovers, but they de. dren are gone into captivity before the enemy. ceived me; my priests and mine elders gave

6 And from the daughter of Zion all her up the ghost in the city, while they sought beauty is departed : her princes are become their meat to relieve their souls. * like harts that find po pasture; and they are 20 Behold, O LORI), for I am in distress; gone without strength before the pursuer. my bowels are troubled : mine heart is turn

7 Jerusalem remembered in the days of her ed within me; for I have grievously rebel. afiction, andof her miseries, all ber pleasant led: abroad the sword bereaveth, at home things that she had in the days of old, when there is as death. her people fell into the hand of the enemy, 21 They have heard that I sigh ; there is

and none did help her : the adversaries saw uone to confort me: all mine enemies have * her, and did mock at her sal baths. heard of my trouble; they are glad that thou

8 Jerusalem hath grievously sinned; there hast done it: thou wilt bring the day thal 5. fore she is removed: all that honoured her thou hast called, and they shall be like unto

despise her, because they have seen her name. kedness; yea, she sigheih, and turncth back 22 Let all their wickedness come before ward.

thee; and do unto them as thou hast done 9 Her filthiness is in her skirts ; she re- unto me for all my transgressions; for my membereth not her last end; therefore she sighs are many, and my heart is faint. të caire down wonderfully: she had no com

CHAP. II. forter. O Lori), behold my affliction ; for 109 enemy hath magnified himself.

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ter of Zion with a cloud in his anger, 10 The adversary hath spread out his hand and cast down from heaven unto the earth * upon all her pleasant things : for she hath the beauty of Israel, and remembered not

seen that the heathen entered into her sanc- his footstool in the day of his anger! <lary, whom thou didst command that they 2 The Lord hath swallowed up all the ha. ebould not enter into thy congregation. bitations of Jacob, and hath noi pitied: he

11 All her people sigh, they seek bread; hath thrown down in his wrath ihe strong they have given their pleasant things for holds of the daughter of Judah; he hath $ meat to relieve ihe soul : see, O LORD, and brought them down to the ground: he hath in consider, for I am become vile.

polluted the kingdom and the princes thereof. Jo 12 | Ís it nothing to you, all ye that pass 3 He hath cut off in his fierce anger all the

by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow horn of Israel: he hath drawn back his right like unto my sorrow, which is done unto hand from before the enemy, and he burned me, wherewith the LORD hath afflicted me against Jacob like a flaming fire, which dein the day of his fierce anger.

voureth round about. 13 From above hath he sent fire into my 4 He hath bent his bow like an enemy: bones, and it prevaileth against them: he he stood with his right hand as an adversary, hath spread a net for my feet; he hath turn- and slew all that were pleasant to the eye in ed me back; he hath made me desolate and the labernacle of the daughter of Zion: he faint all the day.

poured out his fury like fire. 14 The yoke of my transgressions is bound 5 The Lord was as an enemy: he hath by his hand; they are wreathed, and come up swallowed up Israel, he hath swallowed up upon my neck: he hath made my strength to all her palaces: he hath destroyed his strong

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