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cities of Judah, which come to worship in || of a truth the LORD hath sent me unto you, the LORD's house, all the words that I com- || to speak all these words in your ears. mand thee to speak unto them: diminish not 16. Then said the princes and all the peoa word:

ple unto the priests and to the prophets, This 3. If so be they will hearken, and turn man is not worthy to die; for he hath spoevery man from his evil way, that I may re- i ken to us in the name of the LORD our God. pent me of the evil, which I purpose to do 17. Then rose up certain of the elders of unto them because of the evil of their doings. the land, and spake to all the assembly of

4. And thou shalt say unto them, Thus the people, saying, saith the LORD, If ye will not hearken to me, I 18. Micah the Morasthite prophesied in to walk in my law which I have set before the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and you,

spake to all the people of Judah, saying, 5. To hearken to the words of my ser- || Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Zion shall be vants the prophets, whom I sent unto you, ploughed like a field, and Jerusalem shall both rising up early, and sending them, but become heaps, and the mountain of the ye have not hearkened;

house as the high places of a forest. 6. Then will I make this house like Shiloh, | 19. Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all and will make this city a curse to all the Judah put him at all to death? did he not nations of the earth.

fear the LORD, and besought the LORD, 7. So the priests, and the prophets, and and the LORD repented him of the evil all the people, heard Jeremiah speaking which he had pronounced against them? these words in the house of the LORD. Thus might we procure great evil against

8. Now it came to pass, when Jeremiah | our souls. had made an end of speaking all that the | 20. And there was also a man that proLORD had commanded him to speak unto || phesied in the name of the LORD, Urijah all the people, that the priests, and the pro- | the son of Shemaiah of Kirjath-jearim, who phets, and all the people, took him, saying, prophesied against this city, and against this Thou shalt surely die."

land, according to all the words of Jere9. Why hast thou prophesied in the name miah: of the LORD, saying, This house shall be like 21. And when Jehoiakim the king, with Shiloh, and this city shall be desolate with all his mighty men, and all the princes, out an inhabitant? And all the people were heard his words, the king sought to put him gathered against Jeremiah in the house of to death; but when Urijah heard it, he was the LORD.

afraid, and fled, and went into Egypt; 10. When the princes of Judah heard 22. And Jehoiakim the king sent men into these things, then they came up from the Egypt; namely, Elnathan the son of Achking's house unto the house of the LORD, bor, and certain men with him into Egypt: and sat down in the entry of the new gate of | 23. And they fetched forth Urijah out of the Lord's house.

Egypt; and brought him unto Jehoiakim 11. Then spake the priests and the pro- the king, who slew him with the sword, and phets unto the princes, and to all the people, cast his dead body into the graves of the saying, This man is worthy to die; for he common people. hath prophesied against this city, as ye have || 24. Nevertheless, the hand of Ahikam the heard with your ears.

son of Shaphan was with Jeremiah, that 12. Then spake Jeremiah unto all the they should not give him into the hand of the princes, and to all the people, saying, The || people to put him to death. LORD sent me to prophesy against this house,

CHAP. XXVII. and against this city, all the words that ye

The subduing of the neighbouring kings unto Nebuchadhave heard.

nezzar, 13. Therefore now amend your ways and 1. TN the beginning of the reign of Jehoiayour doings, and obey the voice of the LORD 1 kim the son of Josiah king of Judah, your God; and the LORD will repent him of came this word unto Jeremiah from the the evil that he hath pronounced against you. LORD, saying,

14. As for me, behold, I am in your hand;|| 2. Thus saith the LORD to me, Make do with me as seemeth good and meet unto thee bonds and yokes, and put them upon you:

thy neck, 15. But know ye for certain, that, if ye 3. And send them to the king of Edom, put me to death, ye shall surely bring inno- and to the king of Moab, and to the king of cent blood upon yourselves, and upon this the Ammonites, and to the king of Tyrus, city, and upon the inhabitants thereof: for ll and to the king of Zidon, by the hand of the

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messengers which come to Jerusalem unto || might perish, ye, and the prophets that proZedekiah king of Judah;

phesy unto you. 4. And command them to say unto their 16. Also I spake to the priests, and to all masters, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the this people, saying, Thus saith the LORD, God of Israel, Thus shall ye say unto your Hearken not to the words of your prophets masters;

that prophesy unto you, saying, Behold, the 5. I have made the earth, the man and vessels of the Lord's house shall now shortly the beast that are upon the ground, by my be brought again from Babylon: for they great power, and by my out-stretched arm, prophesy a lie unto you. and have given it unto whom it seemed meet || 17. Hearken not unto them; serve the unto me.

king of Babylon, and live: wherefore should 6. And now have I given all these lands this city be laid waste? into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king 18. But if they be prophets, and if the word of Babylon, my servant; and the beasts of of the Lord be with them, let them now the field have I given him also to serve him. I make intercession to the Lord of hosts, that

7. And all nations shall serve him, and the vessels which are left in the house of the his son, and his son's son, until the very Lord, and in the house of the king of Judah, time of his land come; and then many na- and at Jerusalem, go not to Babylon. tions and great kings shall serve themselves 19. For thus saith the Lord of hosts conof him.

cerning the pillars, and concerning the sea, 8. And it shall come to pass, that the na- and concerning the bases, and concerning the tion and kingdom which will not serve the residue of the vessels that remain in this city, same Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, 20. Which Nebuchadnezzar king of Baby

and that will not put their neck under the lon took not, when he carried away captive · yoke of the king of Babylon, that nation Jeconiah, the son of Jehoiakim king of Ju

will I punish, saith the Lord, with the dah, from Jerusalem to Babylon, and all the sword, and with the famine, and with the nobles of Judah and Jerusalem; pestilence, until I have consumed them by 21. Yea, thus saith the Lord of hosts, the his hand.

God of Israel, concerning the vessels that 9. Therefore hearken not ye to your pro- remain in the house of the Lord, and in the phets, nor to your diviners, nor to your house of the king of Judah and of Jerusalem; dreamers, nor to your enchanters, nor to 1. 22. They shall be carried to Babylon, and your sorcerers, which speak unto you, say- | there shall they be until the day that I visit ing, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon : them, saith the LORD: then will I bring them

10. For they prophesy a lie unto you, to up, and restore them to this place. remove you far from your land; and that

CHAP. XXVIII. I should drive you out, and ye should Hananiah prophesieth the return of the vessels and of perish.

Jeconiah. . 11. But the nations that bring their neck | 1. AND it came to pass the same year, in under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and A the beginning of the reign of Zedeserve him, those will I let remain still in kiah king of Judah, in the fourth year, and their own land, saith the LORD; and they in the fifth month, that Hananiah the son of shall till it, and dwell therein.

Azur the prophet, which was of Gibeon, 12. 1 I spake also to Zedekiah king of spake unto me in the house of the Lord, in Judah according to all these words, saying, the presence of the priests, and of all the Bring your necks under the yoke of the king people, saying, of Babylon, and serve him and his people, 2. Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, the and live.

God of Israel, saying, I have broken the 13. Why will ye die, thou and thy people, yoke of the king of Babylon. by the sword, by the famine, and by the pes- 3. Within two full years will I bring again tilence, as the LORD hath spoken against into this place all the vessels of the Lord's the nation that will not serve the king of house that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon Babylon ?

took away from this place, and carried them 14. Therefore hearken not unto the words to Babylon: of the prophets that speak unto you, saying, 4. And I will bring again to this place Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon: for Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, they prophesy a lie unto you.

with all the captives of Judah, that went into 15. For I have not sent them, saith the Babylon, saith the LORD: for I will break LORD, yet they prophesy a lie in my name, the yoke of the king of Babylon. that I might drive you out, and that yell 5. Then the prophet Jeremiah said unto

the prophet Hananiah, in the presence of || ders which were carried away captives, the priests, and in the presence of all the peo- and to the priests, and to the prophets, and ple that stood in the house of the LORD, to all the people whom Nebuchadnezzar

6. Even the prophet Jeremiah said, Amen: had carried away captive from Jerusalem the LORD do so; the LORD perform thy || to Babylon, words which thou hast prophesied, to bring 2. (After that Jeconiah the king, and the again the vessels of the Lord's house, and queen, and the eunuchs, the princes of Judah all that is carried away captive, from Baby- and Jerusalem, and the carpenters, and the lon into this place.

smiths, were departed from Jerusalem,) 7. Nevertheless, hear thou now this word || 3. By the hand of Elasah the son of Shathat I speak in thine ears, and in the ears of phan, and Gemariah the son of Hilkiah, all the people;

|(whom Zedekiah king of Judah sent unto 8. The prophets that have been before | Babylon to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babyme, and before thee of old, prophesied both lon,) saying, against many countries, and against great. 4. Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God kingdoms, of war, and of evil, and of pesti- of Israel, unto all that are carried away caplence.

tives, whom I have caused to be carried 9. The prophet which prophesieth of peace, away from Jerusalem unto Babylon, when the word of the prophet shall come to 5. Build ye houses, and dwell in them; pass, then shall the prophet be known that and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them; the LORD hath truly sent him.

16. Take ye wives, and beget sons and 10. Then Hananiah the prophet took the daughters; and take wives for your sons, and yoke from off the prophet Jeremiah's neck, give your daughters to husbands, that they and brake it.

may bear sons and daughters; that ye may 11. And Hananiah spake in the presence be increased there, and not diminished. of all the people, saying, Thus saith the 7. And seek the peace of the city whither Lord, Even so will I break the yoke of Ne-|| I have caused you to be carried away capbuchadnezzar king of Babylon from the tives, and pray unto the Lord for it: for in neck of all nations, within the space of two the peace thereof shall ye have peace. full years. And the prophet Jeremiah went 8. For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the his way.

God of Israel, Let not your prophets and 12. Then the word of the Lord came your diviners, that be in the midst of you, unto Jeremiah the prophet, (after that Hana- deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams niah the prophet had broken the yoke from which ye cause to be dreamed. off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah,) saying, 9. For they prophesy falsely unto you in

13. Go and tell Hananiah, saying, Thus my name; I have not sent them, saith the saith the Lord, Thou hast broken the yokes LORD. of wood; but thou shalt make for them yokes 10. For thus saith the LORD, That after seof iron.

venty years be accomplished at Babylon I 14. For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the will visit you, and perform my good word God of Israel, I have put a yoke of iron upon towards you, in causing you to return to this the neck of all these nations, that they may place. serve Nebuchadnezzarking of Babylon; and 11. For I know the thoughts that I think they shall serve him: and I have given him toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of the beasts of the field also.

peace, and not of evil, to give you an ex15. Then said the prophet Jeremiah unto pected end. Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, Hana- | 12. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye niah, The Lord hath not sent thee; but shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearthou makest this people to trust in a lie. ken unto you.

16. Therefore thus saith the LORD, Be- | 13. And yeshallseek me, and find me, when hold, I will cast thee from off the face of the ye shall search for me with all your heart. earth: this year thou shalt die, because thou 1 4. And I will be found of you, saith the hast taught rebellion against the LORD. LORD; and I will turn away your captivity,

17. So Hananiah the prophet died the and I will gather you from all the nations, same year, in the seventh month.

and from all the places whither I have driven CHAP. XXIX.

you, saith the LORD; and I will bring you Jeremiah sendeth a letter to the captives in Babylon. again into the place whence I caused you TOW these are the words of the let- to be carried away captive.

ter that Jeremiah the prophet sent || 15. Because ye have said, The LORD from Jerusalem unto the residue of the el- ll hath raised us up prophets in Babylon;

enec prophetic proord of the

16. Know that thus saith the LORD of the || bylon, saying, This captivity is long: build king that sitteth upon the throne of David, ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant garand of all the people that dwelleth in this dens, and eat the fruit of them. city, and of your brethren that are not gone 29. And Zephaniah the priest read this forth with you into captivity;

letter in the ears of Jeremiah the prophet. 17. Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold,|| 30. Then came the word of the LORD unto I will send upon them the sword, the famine, || Jeremiah, saying, and the pestilence, and will make them like | 31. Send to all them of the captivity, sayvile figs, that cannot be eaten, they are so evil. ing, Thus saith the Lord concerning She

'18. And I will persecute them with the maiah the Nehelamite; Because that Shesword, with the famine, and with the pesti-maiah hath prophesied unto you, and 1 lence, and will deliver them to be removed || sent him not, and he caused you to trust in to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be a curse, || a lie; and an astonishment, and a hissing, and a 32. Therefore thus saith the LORD, Bereproach, among all the nations whither I hold, I will punish Shemaiah the Nehelahave driven them:

| mite, and his seed: he shall not have a man 19. Because they have not hearkened to to dwell among this people; neither shall he my words, saith the LORD, which I sent unto behold the good that I will do for my people, them by my servants the prophets, rising up saith the Lord; because he hath taught reearly and sending them ; but ye would not bellion against the Lord. hear, saith the Lord.

. CHAP. XXX. 20. Hear ye, therefore, the word of the I God sheweth Jeremiah the return of the Jews. LORD, all ye of the captivity, whom I have || 1. THE word that came to Jeremiah sent from Jerusalem to Babylon:

1 from the Lord, saying, 21. Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God | 2. Thus speaketh the LORD God of Israel, of Israel, of Ahab the son of Kolaiah, and of saying, Write thee all the words that I have Zedekiah the son of Maaseiah, which pro-spoken unto thee in a book. phesy a lie unto you in my name, Behold, 3. For, lo, the days come, saith the LORD, I will deliver them into the hand of Nebu- that I will bring again the captivity of my chadrezzar king of Babylon, and he shall people Israel and Judah, saith the LORD; slay them before your eyes;

and I will cause them to return to the land 22. And of them shall be taken up a curse that I gave to their fathers, and they shall by all the captivity of Judah which are in possess it. Babylon, saying, The LORD make thee like4. And these are the words that the LORD Zedekiah, and like Ahab, whom the king of spake concerning Israel, and concerning Babylon roasted in the fire;

Judah. 23. Because they have committed villany 5. For thus saith the LORD, We have in Israel, and have committed adultery with heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not their neighbours' wives, and have spoken of peace. lying words in my name, which I have not 6. Ask ye now, and see whether a man commanded them; even I know, and am a | doth travail with child? wherefore do I see witness, saith the LORD.

every man with his hands on his loins, as a 24. Thus shalt thou also speak to She-woman in travail, and all faces are turned maiah the Nehelamite, saying,

into paleness? 25. Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, the 7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none God of Israel, saying, Because thou hast sent is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's letters in thy name unto, all the people that trouble; but he shall be saved out of it. are at Jerusalem, and to Zephaniah the son 8. For it shall come to pass in that day, of Maaseiah, the priest, and to all the priests, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will break his saying,

yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy 26. The Lord hath made thee priest in bonds, and strangers shall no more serve the stead of Jehoiada the priest, that ye themselves of him: should be officers in the house of the LORD, 9. But they shall serve the LORD their for every man that is mad, and maketh him || God, and David their king, whom I will self a prophet, that thou shouldest put him raise up unto them. in prison, and in the stocks:

10. Therefore fear thou not, O my ser27. Now, therefore, why hast thou not re- | vant Jacob, saith the LORD; neither be proved Jeremiah of Anathoth, which maketh | dismayed, Q Israel: for, lo, I will save thee himself a prophet to you?

from afar, and thy seed from the land of 28. For therefore he sent unto us in Ba- ll their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and

shall be in rest and be quiet, and none shall | 24. The fierce anger of the LORD shall not make him afraid.

return, until he have done it, and until he 11. For I am with thee, saith the LORD, have performed the intents of his heart: in to save thee: though I make a full end of all the latter days ye shall consider it. nations whither I have scattered thee, yet

CHAP. XXXI. will l not make a full end of thee; but I will | The restoration of Israel. 22 Christ is promised. correct thee in measure, and will not leave || 1. A T the same time, saith the LORD, thee altogether unpunished.

A will I be the God of all the families 12. For thus saith the LORD, Thy bruise of Israel, and they shall be my people. is incurable, and thy wound is grievous. 2. Thus saith the Lord, The people which

13. There is none to plead thy cause, that were left of the sword found grace in the thou mayest be bound up: thou hast no heal. wilderness; even Israel, when I went to ing medicines.

cause him to rest. 14. All thy lovers have forgotten thee; 3. The Lord hath appeared of old unto they seek thee not: for I have wounded thee me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an with the wound of an enemy, with the chas- everlasting love; therefore with loving-kindtisement of a cruel one, for the multitude of || ness have I drawn thee. thine iniquity; because thy sins were in- 4. Again I will build thee, and thou shalt creased.

be built, О virgin of Israel: thou shalt again 15. Why criest thou for thine affliction ? || be adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt go thy sorrow is incurable for the multitude forth in the dances of them that make merry. of thine iniquity: because thy sins were in- | 5. Thou shalt yet plant vines upon the creased I have done these things unto thee. | mountains of Samaria: the planters shall

16. Therefore all they that devour thee plant, and shall eat them as common things. shall be devoured; and all thine adversaries, 6. For there shall be a day, that the watchevery one of them, shall go into captivity; men upon the mount Ephraim shall cry, and they that spoil thee shall be a spoil, and Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto the all that prey upon thee will I give for a prey. LORD our God.

17. For I will restore health unto thee, 7. For thus saith the LORD, Sing with and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the gladness for Jacob, and shout among the LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, chief of the nations: publish ye, praise ye, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh and say, O LORD, save thy people, the remafter.

nant of Israel. 18. Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will || 8. Behold, I will bring them from the bring again the captivity of Jacob's tents, north country, and gather them from the and have mercy on his dwelling-places; and coasts of the earth, and with them the blind the city shall be builded upon her own heap, and the lame, the woman with child and and the palace shall remain after the man- her that travaileth with child together : a ner thereof.

great company shall return thither. 19. And out of them shall proceed thanks- 9. They shall come with weeping, and giving, and the voice of them that make with supplications will I lead them: I will merry: and I will multiply them, and they | cause them to walk by the rivers of waters shall not be few; I will also glorify them, in a straight way, wherein they shall not and they shall not be small.

stumble; for I am a father to Israel, and 20. Their children also shall be as afore-Ephraim is my first-born. time, and their congregation shall be es- 10. Hear the word of the LORD, O yę natablished before me, and I will punish all tions, and declare it in the isles afar off, and that oppress them.

say, He that scattereth Israel will gather him, 21. And their nobles shall be of them- and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock. selves, and their governor shall proceed from 11. For the Lord hath redeemed Jacob, the midst of them; and I will cause him to and ransomed him from the hand of him that draw near, and he shall approach unto me: was stronger than he. for who is this that engaged his heart to ap 12. Therefore they shall come and sing in proach unto me? saith the LORD.

the height of Zion, and shall flow together to 22. And ye shall be my people, and I will || the goodness of the LORD, for wheat, and be your God.

for wine, and for oil, and for the young of 23. Behold, the whirlwind of the LORD the flock, and of the herd: and their souls goeth forth with fury, a continuing whirl- | shall be as a watered garden; and they shall wind; it shall fall with pain upon the head || not sorrow any more at all. of the wicked.

13. Then shall the virgin rejoice in the

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