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7. Babylon hath been a golden cup in the || I break in pieces the chariot and his rider; Lord's hand, that made all the earth 22. With thee also will I break in pieces drunken: the nations have drunken of her | man and woman; and with thee will I break wine; therefore the nations are mad. in pieces old and young; and with thee will I

8. Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroy- break in pieces the young man and the maid; ed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if 23. I will also break in pieces with thee so be she may be healed.

the shepherd and his flock; and with thee 9. We would have healed Babylon, but will I break in pieces the husbandman and she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go | his yoke of oxen; and with thee will I break every one into his own country; for her judg || in pieces captains and rulers. ment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted up 24. And I will render unto Babylon, and even to the skies.

to all the inhabitants of Chaldea, all their 10. The LORD hath brought forth our evil that they have done in Zion in your righteousness: come, and let us declare insight, saith the LORD. Zion the work of the LORD our God. | 25. Behold, I am against thee, O destroy

11. Make bright the arrows, gather the ing mountain, saith the LORD, which deshields: the LORD hath raised up the spirit | stroyest all the earth; and I will stretch out of the kings of the Medes: for his device is my hand upon thee, and roll thee down against Babylon, to destroy it; because it is from the rocks, and will make thee a burnt the vengeance of the LORD, the vengeance mountain. of his temple.

26. And they shall not take of thee a stone 12. Set up the standard upon the walls of || for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but Babylon, make the watch strong; set up the thou shalt be desolate forever, saith the LORD. watchmen, prepare the ambushes: for the 27. Set ye up a standard in the land, blow LORD hath both devised and done that which the trumpet among the nations, prepare the he spake against the inhabitants of Babylon.nations against her, call together against

13. O thou thạt dwellest upon many | her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and waters, abundant in treasures, thine end is Ashchenaz; appoint a captain against her; come, and the measure of thy covetousness. cause her horses to come up as the rough

14. The LORD of hosts hath sworn by caterpillars. himself, saying, Surely I will fill thee with 28. Prepare against her the nations, with men as with caterpillars; and they shall lift the kings of the Medes, the captains thereof, up a shout against thee,

and all the rulers thereof, and all the land of 15. He hath made the earth by his power, his dominion. he hath established the world by his wisdom, 29. And the land shall tremble and sorand hath stretched out the heaven by his row: for every purpose of the LORD shall be understanding.

performed against Babylon, to make the 16. When he uttereth his voice, there is a land of Babylon a desolation without an multitude of waters in the heavens; and he inhabitant.

auseth the yapours to ascend from the ends ! 30. The mighty men of Babylon have forof the earth: he maketh lightnings with rain, borne to fight, they have remained in their and bringeth forth the wind out of his holds: their might hath failed; they became treasures.

as women: they have burnt their dwelling17. Every man is brutish by his know-places; her bars are broken. ledge; every founder is confounded by the 31. One post shall run to meet another, graven image: for his molten image is false- I and one messenger to meet another, to show hood, and there is no breath in them. the king of Babylon that his city is taken at

18. They are vanity, the work of errors: one end, in the time of their visitation they shall 32. And that the passages are stopped, perish.

and the reeds they have burnt with fire, and 19. The Portion of Jacob is not like them; the men of war are affrighted. for he is the former of all things, and Israel 33. For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the is the rod of his inheritance; The LORD of God of Israel, The daughter of Babylon is hosts is his name.

like a threshing-floor, it is time to thresh her: 20. Thou art my battle-axe and weapons yet a little while, and the time of her harvest of war: for with thee will I break in pieces shall come. the nations; and with thee will I destroy | 34. Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon kingdoms;

|| hath devoured me, he hath crushed me, he 21. And with thee will I break in pieces | hath made me an empty vessel, he hath the horse and his rider; and with thee will ll swallowed me up like a dragon, he hath


filled his belly with my delicates, he hath || afar off, and let Jerusalem come into your cast me out.

mind. 35. The violence done to me and to my || 51. We are confounded, because we have flesh be upon Babylon, shall the inhabitant of heard reproach: shame hath covered our Zion say; and, My blood upon the inhabitants | faces; for strangers are come into the sancof Chaldea, shall Jerusalem say.

tuaries of the LORD's house. 36. Therefore thus saith the Lord, Behold, 52. Wherefore, behold, the days come, I will plead thy cause, and take vengeance saith the LORD, that I will do judgment for thee; and I will dry up her sea, and make upon her graven images; and through all her springs dry.

her land the wounded shall groan. 37. And Babylon shall become heaps, a| 53. Though Babylon should mount up to dwelling-place for dragons, an astonishment, heaven, and though she should fortify the and a hissing without an inhabitant. height of her strength, yet from me shall • 38. They shall roar together like lions: spoilers come unto her, saith the LORD. they shall yell as lions' whelps.

54. A sound of a cry cometh from Babylon, 39. In their heat I will make their feasts, and great destruction from the land of the and I will make them drunken, that they Chaldeans: may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and. 55. Because the LORD hath spoiled Baby. not wake, saith the LORD.

lon, and destroyed out of her the great voice; 40. I will bring them down like lambs to when her waves do roar like great waters, the slaughter, like rams with he-goats. a noise of their voice is uttered:

41. How is Sheshach taken! and how is 56. Because the spoiler is come upon her, the praise of the whole earth surprised! how even upon Babylon, and her mighty men are is Babylon become an astonishment among taken; every one of their bows is broken: for the nations!

the Lord God of recompenses shall surely 42. The sea is come up upon Babylon: | requite. she is covered with the multitude of the 57. And I will make drunk her princes, and waves thereof.

her wise men, her captains, and her rulers, 43. Her cities are a desolation, a dry land, and her mighty men: and they shall sleep and a wilderness, a land wherein no man | a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the dwelleth, neither doth any son of man pass | King, whose name is the LORD of hosts. thereby.

1.58. Thus saith the LORD of hosts, The 44. And I will punish Bel in Babylon; broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly broand I will bring forth out of his mouth that || ken, and her high gates shall be burnt with which he hath swallowed up: and the na- fire; and the people shall labour in vain, tions shall not flow together any more unto and the folk in the fire, and they shall be him; yea, the wall of Babylon shall fall.

45. My people, go ye out of the midst of 59. 1 The word which Jeremiah the proher, and deliver ye every man his soul from phet commanded Seraiah the son of Ne the fierce anger of the LORD.

| riah, the son of Maaseiah, when he went 46. And lest your heart faint, and ye fear with Zedekiah the king of Judah into Baby; for the rumour that shall be heard in the lon, in the fourth year of his reign. And land: a rumour shall both come one year, this Seraiah was a quiet prince. and after that in another year shall come al 60. So Jeremiah wrote in a book all the rumour, and violence in the land, ruler evil that should come upon Babylon, even against ruler.

all these words that are written against 47. Therefore, behold, the days come, that. Babylon. I will do judgment upon the graven images 61. And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When of Babylon: and her whole land shall be thou comest to Babylon, and shalt see, and confounded, and all her slain shall fall in the shalt read all these words, midst of her.

62. Then shalt thou say, O LORD, thou 48. Then the heaven and the earth, and hast spoken against this place, to cut it ofi, all that is therein, shall sing for Babylon: that none shall remain in it, neither man nor for the spoilers shall come unto her from the beast, but that it shall be desolate for ever, north, saith the LORD.

63. And it shall be, when thou hast made 49. As Babylon hath caused the slain of || an end of reading this book, that thou shal Israel to fall, so at Babylon shah fall the bind a stone to it, and cast it into the miast slain of all the earth.

of Euphrates: 50. Ye that have escaped the sword, go il 64. And thou shalt say. Thus shall Baby, away, stand not still: remember the LORD || lon sink, and shall not rise from the evil im

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will bring upon her, and they shall be weary. | 14. And all the army of the Chaldeans, Thus far are the words of Jeremiah. that were with the captain of the guard, CHAP. LII.

brake down all the walls of Jerusalem round i Zedekiah rebelleth. 4 Jerusalem is besieged and taken. | about. 1. V EDEKIAH was one and twenty 15. Then Nebuzar-adan the captain of the

U years old when he began to reign; and guard carried away captive certain of the he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem: and poor of the people, and the residue of the his mother's name was Hamutal, the daugh- people that remained in the city, and those ter of Jeremiah of Libnah.

that fell away, that fell to the king of Baby2. And he did that which was evil in the lon, and the rest of the multitude. eyes of the LORD, according to all that Je. 16. But Nebuzar-adan the captain of the hoiakim had done.

guard left certain of the poor of the land, for 3. For through the anger of the Lord it vine-dressers and for husbandmen. came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, till hel 17. Also the pillars of brass that were in had cast them out from his presence, that Ze- the house of the LORD, and the bases, and dekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon. the brazen sea that was in the house of the

4. And it came to pass, in the ninth year|| LORD, the Chaldeans brake, and carried all of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth the brass of them to Babylon. day of the month, that Nebuchadrezzar king | 18. The caldrons also, and the shovels, of Babylon came, he and all his army, against and the snuffers, and the bowls, and the Jerusalem, and pitched against it, and built spoons, and all the vessels of brass, whereforts against it round about.

with they ministered, took they away. 5. So the city was besieged unto the 19. And the basons, and the fire-pans, and eleventh year of king Zedekiah.

the bowls, and the caldrons, and the candle6. And in the fourth month, in the ninth sticks, and the spoons, and the cups; that day of the month, the famine was sore in the which was of gold in gold, and that which city, so that there was no bread for the peo- | was of silver in silver, took the captain of ple of the land.

the guard away. 7. Then the city was broken up, and all | 20. The two pillars, one sea, and twelve the men of war fled, and went forth out of brazen bulls that were under the bases, which the city by night, by the way of the gate king Solomon had made in the house of the between the two walls, which was by the Lord: the brass of all these vessels was king's garden; (now the Chaldeans were by without weight. the city round about;) and they went by the 21. And concerning the pillars, the height way of the plain.

of one pillar was eighteen cubits, and a fillet 8. But the army of the Chaldeans pursued of twelve cubits did compass it; and the thickafter the king, and overtook Zedekiah in the ness thereof was four fingers: it was hollow. plains of Jericho; and all his army was scat- 22. And a chapiter of brass was upon it; tered from him.

and the height of one chapiter was five cubits, 9. Then they took the king, and carried with net-work and pomegranates upon the him up unto the king of Babylon to Riblah, chapiters round about, all of brass: the in the land of Hamath; where he gave judg. | second pillar also and the pomegranates ment upon him.

I were like unto these. 10. And the king of Babylon slew the 23. And there were ninety and six pomesons of Zedekiah before his eyes: he slew granates on a side; and all the pomegranates also all the princes of Judah in Riblah. upon the net-work were a hundred round

11. Then he put out the eyes of Zedekiah; about. and the king of Babylon bound him in | 24. And the captain of the guard took chains, and carried him to Babylon, and put | Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the him in prison till the day of his death. second priest, and the three keepers of the

12. Now in the fifth month, in the tenth door: day of the month, (which was the nine- 25. He took also out of the city a eunuch teenth year of Nebuchadrezzar king of which had the charge of the men of war; Babylon,) came Nebuzar-adan captain of land seven men of them that were near the the guard, which served the king of Baby- | king's person, which were found in the city; lon, into Jerusalem,

and the principal scribe of the host, who mus13. And burnt the house of the LORD,tered the people of the land; and threescore and the king's house; and all the houses of men of the people of the land, that were found Jerusalem, and all the houses of the great in the midst of the city. men, burnt he with fire.

26. So Nebuzar-adan the captain of the

guard took them, and brought them to the || 31. | And it came to pass, in the seven and king of Babylon to Riblah.

thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin 27. And the king of Babylon smote them, king of Judah, in the twelfth month, in the and put them to death in Riblah, in the land | five and twentieth day of the month, that of Hamath. Thus Judah was carried away || Evil-merodach king of Babylon, in the first captive out of his own land.

year of his reign, lifted up the head of Je28. This is the people whom Nebuchad | hoiachin king of Judah, and brought him rezzar carried away captive: In the seventh | forth out of prison, year, three thousand Jews and three and 32. And spake kindly unto him, and set twenty:

his throne above the throne of the kings that 29. In the eighteenth year of Nebuchad- were with him in Babylon, rezzar he carried away captive from Jeru- 33. And changed his prison-garments; and salem eight hundred thirty and two persons: he did continually eat bread before him all

30. In the three and twentieth year of the days of his life. Nebuchadrezzar, Nebuzar-adan the captain 34. And for his diet, there was a continual of the guard carried away captive of the Jews | diet given him of the king of Babylon, every seven hundred forty and five persons: all the day a portion, until the day of his death, all persons were four thousand and six hundred. |the days of his life.


CHAP. I. :

|| nakedness; yea, she sigheth, and turneth The miserable estate of Jerusalem by reason of her sin. || backward.

TOW doth the city sit solitary that 9. Her filthiness is in her skirts; she re

was full of people! how is she be- membereth not her last end; therefore she come as a widow! she that was great among | came down wonderfully: she had no com. the nations, and princess among the pro- forter. O LORD, behold my affliction, for the vinces, how is she become tributary! enemy hath magnified himself.

2. She weepeth sore in the night, and her 10. The adversary hath spread out his tears are on her cheeks; among all her lovers |hand upon all her pleasant things: for she she hath none to comfort her: all her friends || hath seen that the heathen entered into her have dealt treacherously with her; they are sanctuary, whom thou didst command that become her enemies.

they should not enter into thy congregation. 3. Judah is gone into captivity, because of 11. All her people sigh, they seek bread; affliction, and because of great servitude; she they have given their pleasant things for dwelleth among the heathen, she findeth no meat to relieve the soul : see, O LORD, and rest: all her persecutors overtook her be- || consider; for I am become vile. tween the straits.

12. Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass 4. The ways of Zion do mourn, because | by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow none come to the solemn feasts: all her gates like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, are desolate; her priests sigh, her virgins are wherewith the Lord hath afflicted me in the afflicted, and she is in bitterness.

day of his fierce anger. 5. Her adversaries are the chief, her ene- | 13. From above hath he sent fire into my mies prosper; for the LORD hath afflicted her bones, and it prevaileth against them: he for the multitude of her transgressions : her hath spread a net for my feet; he hath turned children are gone into captivity before the me back; he hath made me desolate and enemy.

|| faint all the day. 6. And from the daughter of Zion all her 14. The yoke of my transgressions is bound beauty is departed: her princes are become by his hand; they are wreathed, and come up like harts that find no pasture; and they are upon my neck; he hath made my strength to gone without strength before the pursuer. fall; the Lord hath delivered me into their

7. Jerusalem remembered in the days of hands, from whom I am not able to rise up: her affliction, and of her miseries, all her. 15. The Lord hath trodden under foot all pleasant things that she had in the days of my mighty men in the midst of me; he hath old, when her people fell into the hand of the called an assembly against me to crush my enemy, and none did help her : the adversa- | young men : the LORD hath trodden the vir: ries saw her, and did mock at her sabbaths. gin, the daughter of Judah, as in a wine-press.

8. Jerusalem hath grievously sinned; there- 16. For these things I weep: mine eye, fore she is removed : all that honoured her | mine eye runneth down with water, because despise her, because they have seen her | the comforter that should relieve my soul 15

far from me; my children are desolate, be-, destroyed his praces on the assembly: the cause the enemy prevailed.

LORD hath caused the solemn feasts and 17. Zion spreadeth forth her hands, and sabbaths to be forgotten in Zion, and hath there is none to comfort her: the Lord hath despised, in the indignation of his anger, the commanded concerning Jacob, that his ad- king and the priest. versaries should be round about him: Jerusa 7. The Lord hath cast off his altar, he lem is as a menstruous woman among them. hath abhorred his sanctuary, he hath given

18. The LORD is righteous; for I have re up into the hand of the enemy the walls of belled against his commandment: hear, I her palaces; they have made a noise in the pray you, all people, and behold my sorrow; house of the Lord, as in the day of a solemn my virgins and my young men are gone into | feast. captivity.

8. The Lord hath purposed to destroy 19. I called for my lovers, but they de- || the wall of the daughter of Zion; he hath ceived me; my priests and mine elders gave || stretched out a line, he hath not withdrawn up the ghost in the city, while they sought his hand from destroying: therefore he made their meat to relieve their souls..

the rampart and the wall to lament; they • 20. Behold, O Lord, for I am in distress; languished together. my bowels are troubled: my heart is turned 19. Her gates are sunk into the ground; he within me; for I have grievously rebelled: hath destroyed and broken her bars; her abroad the sword bereaveth, at home there king and her princes are among the Gentiles: is as death.

the law is no more; her prophets also find 21. They have heard that I sigh; there is no vision from the LORD. none to comfort mé: all mine enemies have 10. The elders of the daughter of Zion heard of my trouble; they are glad that thou | sit upon the ground, and keep silence: they hast done it: thou wilt bring the day that thou have cast up dust upon their heads; they hast called, and they shall be like unto me. || have girded themselves with sackcloth: the

22. Let all their wickedness come before virgins of Jerusalem hang down their heads thee; and do unto them as thou hast done to the ground. unto me for all my transgressions: for my 11. Mine eyes do fail with tears, my bowels ! sighs are many, and my heart is faint. are troubled, my liver is poured upon the CHAP. II. .

earth, for the destruction of the daughter of Jeremiah lamenteth the misery of Jerusalem. my people; because the children and the 1. T COW hath the LORD covered the suckling swoon in the streets of the city.

I daughter of Zion with a cloud in 12. They say to their mothers, Where is his anger, and cast down from heaven unto corn and wine? when they swooned as the the earth the beauty of Israel, and remem- || wounded in the streets of the city, when bered not his footstool in the day of his anger! their soul was poured out into their mothers'

2. The LORD hath swallowed up all the bosom, habitations of Jacob, and hath not pitied: he | 13. What thing shall I take to witness hath thrown down in his wrath the strong for thee? what thing shall I liken to thee, O holds of the daughter of Judah; he hath daughter of Jerusalem ? what shall I equal brought them down to the ground: he hath to thee, that I may comfort thee, O virgin polluted the kingdom and the princes thereof. daughter of Zion? for thy breach is great

3. He hath cut off in his fierce anger all || like the sea; who can heal thee? the horn of Israel: he hath drawn back his 14. Thy prophets have seen vain and right hand from before the enemy, and he foolish things for thee; and they have not burned against Jacob like a flaming fire, discovered thine iniquity, to turn away thy which devoureth round about.

captivity ; but have seen for thee false bur4. He hath bent his bow like an enemy: dens, and causes of banishment. he stood with his right hand as an adversary, 15. All that pass by clap their hands at and slew all that were pleasant to the eye thee; they hiss and wag their head at the in the tabernacle of the daughter of Zion: daughter of Jerusalem, saying, Is this the he poured out his fury like fire.

city that men call The perfection of beauty, 5. The LORD was as an enemy; he hath The joy of the whole earth? swallowed up Israel, he hath swallowed up 16. All thine enemies have opened their all her palaces; he hath destroyed his strong mouth against thee: they hiss and gnash holds, and hath increased in the daughter the teeth: they say, We have swallowed her of Judah mourning and lamentation. up: certainly this is the day that we looked

6. And he hath violently taken away his for ; we have found, we have seen it. tabernacle, as if it were of a garden; he hath || 17. The Lord hath done that which he

his anger: the beauty in the day ed up all the

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