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The judgment of Edom, JEREMIAH. Damascus, Kedar, and Hazor. 3 Howl, O Heshbon, for Aj is spoiled:1 18 As in the overthrow of Sodom and cry, ye daughters of Rabbah.gird you with Gomorrah and the neighbour cities thereof, sackcloth ; lament, and run to and fro by saith the LORD, no man shall abide there, the hedges ; for their king shall go into neither shall a son of man dwell in it. captivity, and his priests and his princes. 19 Behold, he shall come up like a lion together.

from the swelling of Jordan against the 4 Wherefore gloriest thou in the valleys, habitation of the strong : but I will sudthy flowing valley, 0 backsliding daugh- denly make him run away from her: and ter? that trusted in her treasures, saying, who is a chosen inan, that I may appoint Who shall come unto me?

over her? for who is like me? and who 5 Behold, I will bring a fear upon thee, will appoint me the time? and who is that saith the Lord God of hosts, from all those shepherd that will stand before me? that be about thee; and ye shall be driven 20 Therefore bear the counsel of the out every man right forth; and none shall Lord, that he hath taken against Edom; gather up him that wandereth.

and his purposes, that he hath purposed 6 And afterward I will bring again the against the inhabitants of Teman: Surely captivity of the children of Ammon, saith the least of the flock shall draw them out: the Lord.

surely he shall make their habitations de7 7 Concerning Edom, thus saith the solate with them. Lord of hosts: is wisdom no more in 21 The earth is moved at the noise of Teman? is counsel perished from the pru- their fall, at the cry the noise thereof was dent? is their wisdom vanished ?

heard in the Red sea. 8 Flee ye, turn back, dwell deep, O in- 22 Behold, he shall come up and dy as habitants of Dedan; for I will bring the the eagle, and spread his wings over Bozcalamity of Esau upon him, the time thut rah: and at that day shall the heart of the I will visit him.

mighty men of Edom be as the beart of a 9 lí grape-gatherers come to thee, would woman in her pangs. they not leave some gleaning-grapes? if 23 ? Concerning Damascus. Hamath thieves by night, they will destroy till is confounded, and Arpad : for they have they have enough.

heard evil tidings: they are faint-hearted; 10 But I have made Esau bare, I have there is sorrow on the sea; it cannot be quiet. uncovered bis secret places, and he shall 24 Damascus is waxed feeble, and not be able to hide himself: his seed is turneth herself to flee, and fear hath seized spoiled, and his brethren, and his neigh- on her: anguish and sorrows have taken bours, and he is not.

her, as a woman in travail. 11 Leave thy fatherless children, I will 25 How is the city of praise not left, preserve them alive; and let thy widows the city of my joy ! irust in me.

26 Therpfore her young men shall fall 12 For thus saith the LORD; Behold, in her streets, and all the men of war shall they whose judgment was not to drink of he cut off in that day, saith the LORD of the cup, have assuredly drunken; and urt hosts. thou he that shall altogether go unpunish- 27 And I will kindle a fire in the wall ed ? thou shalt not go unpunished, but of Damascus, and it shall consume the thou shalt surely drink of it.

palaces of Ben-hadad. 13 For I have sworn by myself, saith the 28 1 Concerning Kedar, and concernLORD, that Bozrah shall become a desola- ing the kingdoms of Hazor, which Nebution, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and chadrezzar king of Babylon shall smite, all the cities thereof shall be perpetual thus saith the Lord; Arise ye, go up to Wastes.

Kedar, and spoil the men of the east. 14 I have heard a rumourfrom the LORD, 29 Their tents and their flocks shall and an ambassadoris sentunto the heathen, they take away: they shall take to them. saying, Gather ye together, and come selves their curtains, and all their vessels, against her, and rise up to the battle. and their camels; and they shall cry unto

15 For lo, I will make thee small among them, Fear is on every side. the heathen, and despised among men. 30 | Flee, get you far off, dwell deep,

16 Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, O ye inhabitants of Hazor, saith the LORD; and the pride of thy heart, O thou that for Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon bath dwellest in the cleits of the rock, that taken counsel against you, and hath conholdest the height of the hill: though thou ceived a purpose against you. shouldest make thy nest as high as the 31 Arise, get you up unto the wealthy eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, nation, that duvelleth without care,

saith saith the Lord.

the LORD), which have neither gates nor 17 Also Edom shall be a desolation : bars, which dwell alone. every one that goeth by itshall be astonish- 32 And their camels shall be a booty, ed, and shall biss at all the plagues thereof. and the multitude of their cattle a spoil:

The judgment of Elam.

CHAP. L. The judgment of Babylon. and I will scatter into all winds them that the LORD, the habitation of justice, even are in the utmost corners; and I will bring the Lord, the hope of their fathers. their calamity from all sides thereof, saith 8 Remove out of the midst of Babylon, the LORD.

and go forth out of the land of the Chal33 And Hazor shall be a dwelling for deans, and be as the he-goats before the dragons, and a desolation for ever: there flocks. shall no man abide there, nor any son of 9 | For lo, I will raise and cause to man dwell in it.

come up against Babylon an assembly of 34 | The word of the LORD that came great nations from the north country: and to Jeremiah the prophet against Elanı in they shall set themselves in array against the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah her; from thence she shall be taken: their king of Judah, saying,

arrows shall be as of a mighty expert man; 35 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Be- none shall return in vain. hold, I will break the bow of Elam, the 10 And Chaldea shall be a spoil: all chief of their might.

that spoil her shall be satisfied, saith the 36 And upon Elam will I bring the four Lord. winds from the four quarters of heaven, 11 Because ye were glad, because ye and will scatter them toward all those rejoiced, Oye destroyers of my heritage, winds; and there shall be no nation whither because ye are grown fat as the heifer at the outcasts of Elam shall not come. grass, and bellow as bulls;

37 For I will cause Elam to be dis- 12 Your mother shall be sore confoundmayed before their enemies, and before ed; she that bare you shall be ashamed: them that seek their life: and I will bring behold, the hindermost of the nations shall evil upon them, even my fierce anger, saith be a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert. the Lord; and I will send the sword after 13 Because of the wrath of the Lord it them, till I have consumed them: shall not be inhabited, but it shall be

38 And I will set my throne in Elam, wholly desolate: every one that goeth by and will destroy from thence the king and Babylon shall be astonished, and biss at the princes, saith the LORD.

all her plagues. 39 1 But it shall come to pass in the 14 Put yourselves in array against Babylatter days, that I will bring again the lon round about: all ye that bend the bow, captivity of Elam, saith the Lord. shoot at her, spare no arrows: for she hath CHAP. L.

sinned against the Lord. THE word that the Lord spake against 15 Shout against her round about: she

Babylon and against the land of the bath given her hand: her foundations are Chaldeans by Jeremiah the prophet. fallen, her walls are thrown down: for it

2 Declare ye among the nations, and is the vengeance of the LORD: take venpublish, and set up a standard; publish, geance upon her; as she hath done, do and conceal not: say, Babylon is taken, unto her. Bel is confounded, Merodach is broken in 16 Cut off the sower from Babylon, and pieces; her idols are confounded, her him that handleth the sickle in the time of images are broken in pieces.

harvest: for fear of the oppressing sword 3 For out of the north there cometh up they shall turn every one to his people, a nation against her, which shall make her and they shall flee every one to his own land desolate, and none shall dwell there-land. in: they shall remove, they shall depart, 17 || Israel is a scattered sheep; the both man and beast.

lions have driven him away: first the king 4. T In those days, and in that time, of Assyria hath devoured him; and last saith the LORD, the children of Israel shall this Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon come, they and the children of Judah hath broken his bones. together, going and weeping: they shall 18 Therefore thus saith the LORD of go, and seek the Lord their God. hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will

5 They shall ask the way to Zion with punish the king of Babylon and his land, their faces thitherward, saying, Come as I have punished the king of Assyria. and let us join ourselves to the Lord in a 19 And I will bring Israel again to his perpetual covenant that shall not be for- habitation, and he shall feed on Carmel goiten.

and Bashan, and his soul shall be satisfied 6 My people hath been lost sheep: their upon mount Ephraim and Gilead. shepherds have caused them to go astray, 20 In those days, and in that time, saith they have turned them away on the moun- the Lord, the iniquity of Israel shall be tains: they have gone from mountain to sought for, and there shall be none; and hill, they have forgotten their resting-place. the sins of Judah, and they shall not be

7 All that found them have devoured found: for I will pardon them whom I rethem: and their adversaries said, We of-serve. fend not, because they have sinned against 21 T Go up against the land of Mera

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The judgment of Babylon, JEREMIAH. and redemption of Israel. thaim, even against it, and against the in-| 37 A sword is upon their horses, and habitants of Pekod: waste and utterly upon their chariots, and upon all the mindestroy after them, saith the LORD, and dogled people that are in the midst of her; according to all that I have commanded thee, and they shall become as women: a sword

22 A sound of battle is in the land, and is upon her treasures; and they shall be of great destruction.

robbed. 23 How is the hammer of the whole 38 A drought is upon her waters; and earth cut asunder and broken! how is they shall be dried up: for it is the land of Babylon become a desolation among the graven images, and they are mad upon nations!

their idols. 24 I have laid a snare for thee, and thou 39 Therefore the wild beasts of the art also taken, O Babylon, and thou wast desert with the wild beasts of the islands not aware : thou art found, and also caught, shall dwell there, and the owls sball dwell because thou hast striven against the Lord. therein : and it shall be no more inhabited

25 The Lord hath opened his armoury, for ever; neither shall it be dwelt in from and hath brought forth the weapons of his generation to generation. indignation : for this is the work of the 40 As God overthrew Sodom and GoLord God of hosts in the land of the morrah and the neighbour cilies thereof, Chaldeans.

saith the LORD; soshall no man abide there, 26 Come against her from the utmost neither shall any son of man dwell therein. border, open her storehouses : cast her up 41 Behold, a people shall come from the as heaps, and destroy her utterly: let north, and a great nation, and many kings nothing of her be left.

shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth. 27 Slay all her bullocks; let them go 42 They shall hold the bow and the down to the slaughter: wo unto them: for lance: they are cruel, and will not shew theirday is come, the time of theirvisitation. mercy: their voice shall roar like the sea,

28 l'he voice of them that fee and and they shall ride upon horses, every one escape out of the land of Babylon, to de- put in array, like a man to the battle, clare in Zion the vengeance of the Lord against thee, O daughter of Babylon. our God, the vengeance of his temple. 43 The king of Babylon hath heard the

29 Call together the archers against report of them, and his hands waxed fee. Babylon: all ye that bend the bow, camp ble: anguish took hold of him, and pangs against it round about; let none thereof as of a woman in travail. escape : recompense her according to her 44 Behold, he shall come up like a lion work; according to all that she hath done, from the swelling of Jordan unto the habitdo unto her: forshe hath been proud against ation of the strong: but I will make them the Lord, against the Holy One of Israel. suddenly run away from her: and who is

30 Therefore shall her young men fall a chosen wun, thut I may appoint over in the streets, and all her men of warshall her? for who is like me? and who will apbe cut off in that day, saith the Lord. point me the time? and who is that shep

31 Behold, I ain against thee, O thou herd that will stand before nie? most proud, saith the Lord God of bosts : 45 Therefore bear ye the counsel of the for thy day is come, the time that I will Lord, that he hath taken against Babylon; visit thee.

and his purposes, that he hath purposed 32 And the most proud shall stumble against the land of the Chaldeans : Surely and fall, and none shall raise him up: and the least of the flock shall draw them out: I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall surely he shall make their habitation desodevour all round about him.

late with them, 33 | Thus saith the Lord of hosts ; 46 At the noise of the taking of BabyThe children of Israel and the children of lon the earth is moved, and the cry is heard Judah were oppressed together: and all among the nations, that took them captives held them fast;

CHAP. LI. they refused to lei them go. 34 Their Redeemer is strong; the LORD THUS saith the Lord; Behold, I will

raise up against Babylon, and against of hosts is his name: he shallthoroughly them that dwell in the midst of them that plead their cause, that he may give rest to rise up against me, a destroying wind; the land, and disquiet the inhabitants of 2 Ånd will send unto Babylon, fanners Babylon.

that shall fan her, and shallempty her land: 35 | A sword is upon the Chaldeans, for in the day of trouble they shall be saith the LORD, and upon the inhabitants against her round about. of Babylon, and upon her princes, and 3 Against him that bendeth let the archer upon her wise men.

bend his bow, and against him that lifteth 36 A sword is upon the liars; and they himself up in his brigandine : and spare shall dote: a sword is upon her mighty ye not her young men ; destroy ye utterly men; and they shall be dismayed. lall her host.

God's judgment on Babylon CHAP. LI.

in revenge of Israel. 4 Thus the slain shall fall in the land of and Israel is the rod of his inheritance: the Chaldeans, and they that are thrust the Lord of hosts is his name: through in her streets.

20 Thou art my battle-axe, and weapons 5 For Israel hath not been forsaken, nor of war: for with thee will I break in Judah of his God, of the LORD of hosts; pieces the nations, and with thee will I dethough their land was filled with sin stroy kingdoms ; against the Holy One of Israel.

21 And with thee will I break in pieces 6 Flee out of the midst of Babylon, the horse and his rider; and with thee will and deliver every man his soul : be not cut I break in pieces the chariot and his off in her iniquity ; for this is the time of rider; the Lord's vengeance ; he will render 22 With thee also will I break in pieces unto her a recompense.

man and woman; and with thee will I 7 Babylon hath been a golden cup in the break in pieces old and young; and with Lord's hand, that made all the earth thee will I break in pieces the young man drunken: the nations have drunken of her and the maid ; wine ; therefore the nations are mad. 23 I will also break in pieces with thee

8 Babylon is suddenly fallen and de- the shepherd and his flock; and with thee stroyed: howl for her; take balm for her will I break in pieces the husbandman and pain, if so be she may be healed. his yoke of oxen; and with thee will I

9 We would have healed Babylon, but break in pieces captains and rulers. she is not healed: forsake her, and let us 24 And I will render unto Babylon and go every one into his own country : for her to all the inhabitants of Chaldea all their judgment reacheth unto heaven, and is evil that they have done in Zion in your lifted up even to the skies.

sight, saith the Lord. 10 The Lord hath brought forth our 25 Behold, I am against thee, O derighteousness: come, and let us declare in stroying mountain, saith the Lord, which Zion the work of the LORD our God. destroyest all the earth : and I will stretch

11 Make bright the arrows; gather the out my hand upon thee, and roll thee shields : the LORD hath raised ap the down from the rocks, and will make thee spirit of the kings of the Medes : for his a burnt mountain. device is against Babylon, to destroy it; 26 And they shall not take of thee a because it is the vengeance of the LORD, stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundathe vengeance of his temple.

tions ; but thou shalt be desolate for ever, 12 Set up the standard upon the walls of saith the Lord. Babylon, make the watch strong, set up 27 Set ye up a standard in the land, the watchmen, prepare the ambushes : for blow the trumpet among the nations, prethe Lord hath both devised and done that pare the nations against her, call together which he spake against the inhabitants of against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, Babylon.

and Ashchenaz; appoint a captain against 13 0 thou that dwellest upon many wa-her; cause the horses to come up as the ters, abundant in treasures, thine end is rough caterpillars. come, and the measure of thy covetousness. 28 Prepare against her the nations with

14 The LORD of hosts hath sworn by the kings of the Medes, the captains therehimself, saying, Surely I will fill thee with of, and all the rulers thereof, and all the men, as with caterpillars; and they shall land of his dominion. lift up a shout against thee.

29 And the land shall tremble and sor15 He hath made the earth by his power, row; for every purpose of the LORD shall he bath established the world by his wis- be performed against Babylon, to make the dom, and hath stretched out the heaven by land of Babylon a desolation without an bis understanding.

inhabitant. 16 When he uttereth his voice, there is a 30 The mighty men of Babylon have multitude of waters in the heavens ; and forborneto fight, they have remained in be causeth the vapours to ascend from the their holds : their might hath failed ; they ends of the earth: he maketh lightnings became as women: they have burned her with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out dwelling-places; her bars are broken. of his treasures.

31 One post shall run to meet another, 17 Every man is brutish by his know- and one messenger to meet another, to shew ledge; every founder is confounded by the the king of Babylon that his city is taken graven image: for his molten image is at one end, falsehood, and there is no breath in them. 32 And that the passages are stopped,

18 They are vanity, the work of errors : and the reeds they have burned with fire, in the time of their visitation they shall and the men of war are affrighted. perish.

33 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the 19 The Portion of Jacob is not like God of Israel ; The daughter of Babylon them; for he is the former of all things : is like a threshing-floor, it is time to thresh God's Judgment on Babylon

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in revenge of Israel. her : yet a little while, and the time of her 50 Ye that have escaped the sword, go harvest shall come.

away, stand not still : remember the LORD 34 Nebuchadrezzar the king of Baby- afar off, and let Jerusalem come into your lon hath devoured me, he hath crushed mind. me, he hath made me an empty vessel, he 51 We are confounded, because we have hath swallowed me up like a dragon, he heard reproach : shame hath covered our hath filled his belly with my delicates, he faces; for strangers are come into the hath cast me out.

sanctuaries of the Lord's house. 35 The violence done to me and to my 52 Wherefore behold, the days come, flesh be upon Babylon, shall the inhabitant saith the LORD, that I will do judgment of Zion say; and, My blood upon the in- upon her graven images: and through all habitants of Chaldea, shall Jerusalem say. her land the wounded shall groan.

36 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Be- 53 Though Babylon should mount up hold, I will plead thy cause, and take ven- to heaven, and though she should fortity geance for thee; and I will dry up her the height of her strength. yet from me shall sea, and make her springs dry.

spoilers come unto her, saith the LORD. 37 And Babylon shall become heaps, a 54 A sound of a cry cometh from Babs. dwelling-place for dragons, an astonish-lon, and great destruction from the land of ment, and a hissing, without an inhabit- the Chaldeans : ant.

55 Because the Lord hath spoiled Ba. 38 They shall roar together like lions : bylon, and destroyed out of her the great they shall yell as lions' whelps.

voice: when her waves do roar like great 39 In their heat I will make their waters, a noise of their voice is uttered: feasts, and I will make them drunken, that 56 Because the spoiler is come upon they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual her, even upon Babylon, and her mighty sleep, and not wake, saith the LORD. men are taken, every one of their bows is

40'I will bring them down like lambs broken: for the LORD God of recompences to the slaughter, like rams with he-goats. shall surely requite.

41 How is sheshach taken ! and how is 57 And I will make drunk her princes, the praise of the whole earth surprised ! and her wise men, ber captains, and her how is Babylon become an astonishment rulers, and her mighty, men: and they among the nations !

shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not 42 The sea is come up upon Babylon : wake, saith the King, whose name is the she is covered with the multitude of the Lord of hosts. waves thereof.

58 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; The 43 Her cities are a desolation, a dry broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly land, and a wilderness, a land wherein no broken, and her high gates shall be burnman dwelleth, neither doth any son of ed with fire ; and the people shall labour man pass thereby.

in vain, and the folk in the fire, and they 44' And I will punish Bel in Babylon, shall be weary. and I will bring forth out of his mouth 59 | The word which Jeremiah the that which he hath swallowed up: and the prophet commanded Seraiah the son of nations shall not flow together any more Neriah, the son of Maaseiah, when he untohim: yea, the wallof Babylon shall fall. went with Zedekiah the king of Judah into

45 My people, go ye out of the midst Babylon in the fourth year of his reign. of her, and deliver ye every man his soul And this Seraiah was a quiet prince. from the fierce anger of the Lord.

60 So Jeremiah wrote in a book all the 46 And lest your heart faint, and ye fear evil that should come upon Babylon, eten for the rumour that shall be heard in the all these words that are written against land ; a rumour shall both come one year, Babylon. and after that in another year shall come a 61 And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When rumour, and violence in the land, ruler thou comest to Babylon, and shalt see, and against ruler.

shalt read all these words; 47 Therefore behold, the days come, 62 Then shalt thou say, O LORD, thou that I will do judgment upon the graven hast spoken against this place, to cut it off, images of Babylon: and her whole land that none shall remain in it, neither man shall be confounded, and all her slain shall nor beast, but that it shall be desolate for fall in the midst of her.

48 Then the heaven and the earth, and 63 And it shall be, when thou hast all that is therein, shall sing for Babylon : made an end of reading this book, thot for the spoilers shall come unto her from thou shalt bind a stone to it, and cast it the north, saith the Lord.

into the midst of Euphrates : 49 As Babylon hath caused the slain of 64 And thou shalt say, Thus shall BaIsrael to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the bylon sink, and shall not rise from the evil slain of all the earth.

that I will bring upon her: and they shall

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