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The Jews are rejected. CHAP. LXVI. The humble comforted. Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of fore they call, I will answer; and while my mountains: and mine elect shall in- they are yet speaking, I will hear. herit it, and my servants shall dwell there. 25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed to.

10 And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, gether, and the lion shall eat straw like the and the valley of Achor a place for the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's herds to lie down in, for my people that meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in have sought me.

all my holy mountain, saith the LORD. 11 | But ye are they that forsake the


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12 Therefore will I number you to the unto me? and where is the place of my rest? sword, and ye shall all bow down to the 2 For all those things hath my hand slaughter: because when I called, ye did made, and all those things have been, saith not answer; when I spake, ye did not the LORD: but to this man will I look, even hear; but did evil before mine eyes, and to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, did choose that wherein I delighted not. and trembleth at my word.

13 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, 3 He that killeth an ox is as if he slew Behold, my servants shall eat, but ye shall a man; he that sacrificeth a lamh, as if he be hungry: behold, my servants shall cut off a dog's neck; be that offereth an drink, but ye shall be thirsty: behold, my oblation, as if he offered swine's blood; servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be he that burneth incense, as if he blessed ashamed:

an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own 14 Behold, my servants shall sing for ways, and their soul delighteth in their joy of heart, but ye shall cry for sorrow of abominations. heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit. 4 I also will choose their delusions, and

15 And ye shall leave your name for a will bring their fears upon them; because curse unto my chosen : for the Lord God when I called, none did answer; when I shall slay thee, and call his servants by spake, they did not hear: but they did evil another name :

before mine eyes, and chose that in which 16 That he who blesseth himself in the I delighted not. earth, shall bless himself in the God of 5 | Hear the word of the LORD, ye truth; and he that sweareth in the earth that tremble at his word; Your brethren shall swear by the God of truth; because that hated you, that cast you out for my the former troubles are forgotten, and be- name's sake, said, Let the Lord be gloricause they are hid from mine eyes. fied: but he shall appear to your joy, and

17 | For behold, I create new heavens they shall be ashamed. and a new earth : and the former shall not 6 A voice of noise from the city, a be remembered, nor come into mind. voice from the temple, a voice of the LORD

18 But be ye glad and rejoice for ever that rendereth recompence to his enemies. in that which I create: for behold, I create 7 Before she travailed, she brought Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a forth ; before her pain came, she was dejoy.

livered of a man-child. (19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and 8 Who hath heard such a thing? who joy in my people : and the voice of weep-hath seen such things ? shall the earth be ing shall be no more heard in her, nor the made to bring forth in one day? or shall a voice of crying.

nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion 20 There shall be no more thence an travailed, she brought forth her children.' infant of days, nor an old man that hath 9 Shall I bring to the birth, and not not filled his days : for the child shall die cause to bring forth? saith the LORD: shall a hundred years old: but the sinner being I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? a hundred years old shall be accursed. saith thy God.

21 And they shall build houses and in- 10 Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be babit them; and they shall plant vine- glad with her, all ye that love her: rejoice yards, and eat the fruit of them.

for joy with her, all ye that mourn for her: 22 They shall not build, and another 11 That ye may suck, and be satisfied inhabit; they shall not plant, and another with the breasts of her consolations ; that eat: for as the days of a tree are the days ye may milk out, and be delighted with of my people, and mine elect shall long the abundance of her glory. enjoy the work of their hands.

12 For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I 23 They shall not labour in vain, nor will extend peace to her like a river, and bring forth for trouble; for they are the the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing seed of the blessed of the LORD, and their stream: then shall ye suck, ye shall be offspring with thein.

borne upon her sides, and be dandled upon 24 And it shall come to pass, that be- her knees.

The Lord, saying

An exhortation to repentance.


Idolatry threatened. 27 I have set thee for a tower and a 15 And I will cast you out of my sight, fortress among my people; that thou may- as I have cast out zil your brethren, eten est know and try their way.

the whole seed of Ephraim. 28 They are all grievous revolters, 16 Therefore pri ý not thou for this peowalking with slanders: they are brass and ple, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, iron; they are all corrupters.

Deither make intercession to me: for I will 29 The bellows are burned, the lead is not hear thee. consumed of the fire; the founder melteth 17 | Seest thou not what they do in the in vain: for the wicked are not plucked cities of Judah and in the streets of Jeruaway:

salem? 30 Reprobate silver shall men call them, 18 The children gather wood, and the because the Lord hath rejected them. fathers kindle the fire, and the women CHAP. VII.

knead their dough, to make cakes to the THE word that came to Jeremiah from queen of heaven, and to pour out drink

offerings unto other gods, that they may 2 Stand in the gate of the Lord's house, provoke me to anger. and proclaim there this word, and say, 19 Do they provoke me to anger? saith Hear the word of the Lord, all ye of Ju- the LORD: do they not provoke themselves dah, that enter in at these gates to worship to the confusion of their own faces? the LORD.

20 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; 3 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Behold, mine anger and my fury shall be Israel, Amend your ways and your doings, poured out upon this place, upon man, and and I will cause you to dwell in this place. upon beast, and upon the trees of the field,

4 Trustye notínlying words, saying, The and upon the fruit of the ground; and it temple of the LORD, The temple of the shall burn, and shall not be quenched. Lorn, The temple of the Lord, are these. 21 | Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the

5 For if ye thoroughly amend your ways God of Israel; Put your burnt-offerings and your doings; it ye thoroughly execute unto your sacrifices, and eat flesh. judgment between a man and his neigh- 22 For I spake not unto your fathers, por bour;

commanded them in the day that I brought 6 If ye oppress not the stranger, the them out of the land of Egypt, concerning fatherless, and the widow, and shed not burnt-offerings or sacrifices: innocent blood in this place, neither walk 23 But this thing commanded I them, aster other gods to your hurt;

saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your 7 Then will I cause you to dwell in this God, and ye shall be my people: and walks place, in the land that I gave to your ye in all the ways that I have commanded fathers, for ever and ever.

you, that it may be well unto you. 8 T Behold, ye trust in lying words, 24 But they hearkened not, nor incl ned that cannot profit.

their ear, but walked in the counsels and 9 Will ye steal, murder, and commit in the imagination of their evil heart, and adultery, and swear falsely, and burn in- went backward, and not forward. cense unto Baal, and walk alter other gods 25 Since the day that your fathers came whom ye know not;

forth out of the land of Egypt unto this day 10 And come and stand before me in I have even sent unto you all my servants this house, wbich is called by my name, the prophets, daily rising up early and and say, We are delivered to do all these sending them: abominations?

26 Yet they hearkened not unto me, nor 11 Is this house, which is called by my inclined their ear, but hardened their name, become a den of robbers in your neck: they did worse than their fathers. eyes ? Behold, even I have seen it, saith 27 Therefore, thou shalt speak all these the LORD.

words unto them; but they will not heark12 But go ye now unto my place which en to thee: thou shait also call unto them; was in Shiloh, where I set my name at the but they will not answer thee. first, and see what I did to it for the wick- 28 But thou shalt say unto them, This edness of my people Israel.

is a nation that obeyeth not the voice of 13 And now, because ye have done all the LORD their God, nor receive h cor. these works, saith the Lord, and I spake rection: truth is perished, and is cut off unto you, rising up early and speaking, froin their mouth. but ye heard not; and I called you, but 09 1 Cut off thy hair, Jerusalem, ye answered not;

and cast it away, and take up a lamenta. 14 Therefore will I do unto this house, tion on high places; for the LORD batis rewhich is called by my name, wherein ye jected and forsaken the generation of his trust, and unto the place which I gave to wrath. you and to your fathers, as I bave done to 30 For the children of Judah have done Shiloh.

evil in my sight, saith the Lord: they have


The impenitent Jews upbraided. CHAP. VIII, IX. Their judgment shewed. set their abominations in the house which is 9 The wise men are ashamed, they are called by my name,

pollute it. dismayed and taken: lo, they have re 31 And they have built the high places jected the word of the LORD; and what of Tophet, which is in the valley of the wisdom is in them? son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and 10 Therefore will I give their wives their daughters in the fire; which I com-unto others, and their fields to them that manded them not, neither came it into my shall inherit them: for every one from the heart.

least even unto the greatest is given to 32 | Therefore, behold, the days come, covetousness, from the prophet even unto saith the LORD, that it shall no more be the priest every one dealeth falsely. called Tophet, norThe valley of the son of 11 For they have healed the hurt of the Hinnom, but The valley of Slaughter: for daughter of my people slightly, saying, they shall bury in Tophet, till there be no Peace, peace; when there is no peace. place.

12 Were they ashamed when they had 33 And the carcasses of this people shall committed abomination? nay, they were be meat for the fowls of the heaven, and not at all ashamed, neither could they for the beasts of the earth; and none shall blush: therefore shall they fall among fray them away;

them that fall : in the time of their visita34 Then will I cause to cease from the tion they shall be cast down, saith the LORD. cities of Judah, and from the streets of 13 | I will surely consume them, saith Jerusalem, the voice of mirth, and the the LORD: there shall be no grapes on the voice of gladness, the voice of the bride- vine, nor figs on the fig-tree, and the leaf groom, and the voice of the bride : for the shall fade ; and the things that I have given land shall be desolate.

them shall pass away from them. CHAP. VIII.

14 Why do we sit still? assemble yourT that time, saith the Lord, they selves, and let us enter into the defenced of Judah, and the bones of his princes, and LORD our God hath put us to silence, and the bones of the priests, and the bones of given us water of gall to drink, because the prophets, and the bones of the inhabit- we have sinned against the LORD. ants of Jerusalem, out of their graves : 15 We looked for peace, but no good

2 And they shall spread them before the came; and for a time of health, and besun, and the moon, and all the host of hold, trouble! heaven, wbom they have loved, and whom 16 The snorting of his horses was heard they have served, and after whom they from Dan; the whole land trembled at the have walked, and whom they have soughi, sound of the neighing of his strong ones : and whom they have worshipped: they for they are come, and have devoured the shall not be gathered, nor be buried; they land, and all that is in it; the city, and shall be fordung upon the face of the earth. those that dwell therein.

3 And death shall be chosen rather than 17 For behold, I will send serpents, life by all the residue of them that remain cockatrices, among you, which will not be of this evil family, which remain in all the charmed, and they shall bite you, saith the places whither I have driven them, saith LORD. the Lord of hosts.

18 | When I would comfort myself 4 | Moreover, thou shalt say unto them, against sorrow, my heart is faint in me. Thus saith the LORD; Shall they fall, and 19 Behold the voice of the cry of the not arise? shall he turn away, and not daughter of my people because of them return?

that dwell in a far country: Is not the 5 Why then is this people of Jerusalem Lord in Zion? is not herKing in ber? Why slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? have they provoked me to anger with their they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return. graven images, and with strange vanities?

6 I hearkened and heard, but they spake 20 The harvest is past, the summer is not aright: no man repented him of his ended, and we are not saved. wickedness, saying, What have I done? 21 For the hurt of the daughter of my every one turned to his course, as the horse people am I hurt; I am black; astonishrusheth into the battle.

ment hath taken hold on me. 7 Yeas the stork in the heaven knoweth 22 Is there no balm in Gilead; is there her appointed times; and the turtle, and no physician there? why then is not the the crane, and the swallow, observe the health of the daughter of my people retime of their coming; but my people covered? know not the judgment of the LORD.


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God's judgments on the wicked. JEREMIAH. The calling of Jeremiah.

13 As one whom his mother comforteth, Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not so will I comfort you; and ye shall be heard' my fame, neither have seen my comforted in Jerusalem.

glory; and they shall declare my glory 14 And when ye see this, your heart among the Gentiles. shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish 20 And they shall bring all your brethlike an herb: and the hand of the LORD ren for an offering unto the LORD, out of shall be known toward his servants, and all nations, upon horses, and in chariots, his indignation toward his enemies. and in litters, and upon mules, and upon

15 For behold,the LORD will come with swift beasts, to my holy mountain Jerusafire, and with his chariots like a whirl- lem, saith the Lord, as the children of Iswind, to render his anger with fury, and rael bring an offering in a clean vessel into his rebuke with flames of fire.

the house of the Lord. 16 For by fire and by his sword will the 21 And I will also take of them for Lord plead with all flesh: and the slain of priests and for Levites, saith the LORD. the Lord shall be many.

22 For as the new heavens and the new 17 They that sanctify themselves, and earth, which I will make, shall remain purify themselves in the gardens behind before me, saith the LORD, so shall your one tree in the midst, eating swine's flesh, seed and your name remain. and the abomination, and the mouse, shall 23 And it shall come to pass, that from be consumed together, saith the Lord. one new-moon to another, and from one

18 For I know their works and their sabbath, to another, shall all flesh come to thoughts; it shall come, that I will gather worship before me, saith the LORD. all nations and tongues; and they shall 24 And they shall go forth, and look come, and see my glory.

upon the carcasses of the men that have 19. And I will set a sign among them, transgressed against me: for their worm and I will send those that escape of them shall not die, neither shall their fire be unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and quenched; and they shall be an abhorring Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and lunto all fesh.

I The Book of the Prophet JEREMIAH.

the nations and over the kingdoms, to root TH THE words of Jeremiah the son of Hil- out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and

kiah, of the priests that were in Ana- to throw down, to build, and to plant. thoth in the land of Benjamin:

11 T Moreover the word of the LORD 2 To whom the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, What came in the days of Josiah the son of seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an Amon king of Judah, in the thirteenth almond-tree. year of his reign.

12 Then said the Lord unto me, Thou 3 It came also in the days of Jehoiakim hast well seen: for I will basten my word the son of Josiah king of Judah, unto the to perform it. end of the eleventh year of Zedekiah the 13 And the word the LORD came unto son of Josiah king of Judah, unto the car-me the second time, saying, Wbat seest rying away of Jerusalem captive in the thou! And I said, 'I see a seething-pot; fifth month.

and the face thereof is toward the north. 4 Then the word of the LORD came 14 Then the LORD said unto me, Out unto me, saying,

of the north an evil shall break forth upon 5 Before I formed thee in the belly, 1 all the inhabitants of the land. knew thee; and before thou camest forth 15 For lo, I will call all the families of out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I the kingdoms of the north, saith the LORD; ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. and they shall come, and they shall set

6 Then said I, Ah, Lord Gop! behold, every one his throne at the entering of the I cannot speak: for I am a child. gates of Jerusalem, and against all the

7 T But the Lord said unto me, Say walls thereof round about, and against all not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all the cities of Judah. that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I 16 And I will utter my judgments against command thee thou shalt speak. them touching all their wickedness, who

8 Be not afraid of their laces: for I am have forsaken me, and have burned inwith thee to deliver thee, saith the Lord. cense unto other gods, and worshipped

9 Then the LORD put forth his hand, lihe works of their own hands. and touched my mouth. And the LORDT 17 | Thou therefore gird up thy loins, said unto me, Behold, I have put my words and arise, and speak unto them all that I in thy vrouth.

command thee: be not dismayed at their 10 See, I have this day set thee over faces, lest I confound thee before them.

The expostulation of God. CHAP. II.

with the Jews. 18 For behold, I have made thee this terns, broken cisterns, that can hold no day a defenced city, and an iron pillar, and water. brazen walls against the whole land, 14 | Is Israel a servant? is he a home. against the kings of Judah, against the born slave? why is he spoiled ? princes thereof, against the priests thereof, 15 The young lions roared upon him, and against the people of the land. and yelled, and they made his land waste:

19 And they shall fight against thee; but his cities are burned without inhabitant. they shall not prevail against thee; for I 16 Also the children of Noph and Tahaam with thee, saith the LORD, to deliver panes have broken the crown of thy head. thee.

17 Hast thou not procured this unto CHAP. II.

thyself, in that thou hast forsaken the LORD TOREOVER the word of the Lord thy God, when he led thee by the way? came to me, saying,

18 And now what hast thou to do in the 2. Go, and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, way of Egypt, to drink the waters of Sisaying, Thus saith the LORD; I remember hor? or what hast thou to do in the way of thee, the kindness of thy youth, the love Assyria, to drink the waters of the river? of thine espousals, when thou wentest after 19 Thine own wickedness shall correct me in the wilderness, in a land that was thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove not sown.

tbee: know therefore and see that it is an 3 Israel was boliness unto the LORD, evil thing and bitter, that thou hast fore and the first-fruits of bis increase: all thai saken the Lord thy God, and that my fear devour him shall offend; evil shall come is not in thee, saith the Lord God of hosts. upon them, saith the LORD.

20 T For of old time I have broken thy 4 Hear ye the word of the LORD, O yoke, and burst thy bands; and thou house of Jacob, and all the families of the saidst, I will not transgress; when upon house of Israel:

every high hill and under every green tree 51 Thus saith the LORD, What iniquity thou wanderest, playing the harlot. have your fathers found in me, that they 21 Yet I had planted thee a noble are gone far from me, and have walked vine, wholly a right seed: how then art after vanity, and are become vain ? thou turned into the degenerate plant of a

6 Neither said they, Where is the LORD strange vine unto ine? that brought us up out of the land of 22 For though thou wash thee with ni. Egypt, that led us through the wilderness, tre, and take thee much soap, yet thine through a land of deserts and of pits, iniquity is marked before me, saith the through a land of drought, and of the sha-Lord God. dow of death, through a land that no man 23 How canst thou say, I am not polpassed through, and where no man dwelt? luted, I have not gone after Baalim? See

7 And I brought you into a plentiful thy way in the valley, know what thou country, to eat the fruit thereof and the hast done: thou art a swift dromedary goodness thereof; but when ye entered, ye traversing her ways; defiled my land, and made my heritage 24 A wild ass used to the wilderness, an abomination.

that snuffeth up the wind at her pleasure; 8 The priests said not, Where is the in her occasion who can turn her away? LORD? and they that handle the law knew all they that seek ber will not weary me not: the pastors also transgressed themselves; in her month they shall find against me, and the prophets prophesied her. by Baal, and walked after things that do 25 Withhold thy foot from being unnot profit.

shod, and thy throat from thirst: but thou 9'q Wherefore I will get plead with saidst, There is no hope: no; for I have you, saith the Lord, and with your chil-loved strangers, and alter them will I go. dren's children will I plead.

26 As the thief is ashamed when he is 10 For pass over the isles of Chittim, found, so is the house of Israel ashamed; and see; and send unto Kedar, and con- they, their kings, their princes, and their sider diligently, and see if there be such priests, and their prophets, a thing.

27 Saying to a stock, Thou art my fa. 11 Hath a nation changed their gods, ther; and to a stone, Thou hast brought which are yet no gods? but my people me forth: for they have turned their back have changed their glory for that which unto me, and not their face: but in the doth not profit.

lime of their trouble they will say, Arise, 12 Be astonished, Oye heavens, at this, and save us. and be borribly afraid, be ye very deso- 28 But where are thy gods that thou late, saith the LORD.

hast made thee? let them arise, if they can 13 For my people have committed two save thee in the time of thy trouble: for evils; they have forsaken me the fountain according to the number of thy cities are of living waters, and hewed them out cis- thy gods, 0 Judah.

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