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The edickckl's firosperity.

JEREMIAH. God's fironise to the peniterit,

hosts, Behold, I will punish them : the sword of the Lord shall devour from the young men shall die by the sword ; their one end of the land even to the other end sons and their daughters shall die by of the land : no fesh shall have peace. famnine :.

13 They have sown wheat, but shall 23 And there shall be no remnant of reap thorns : they have put themselves them : for I will bring evil upon the ta pain, but shall not profit'; and they mon of Anathoth, even the year of their shall be ashamed of your revenues be: visitation:

cause of the fierce anger of the Lord." CHAP. XII. . ,

14 1 Thus saith the LORD against all 1 Jerenciah, complaining of the wicked's mine evil neighbours, that touch the in prosperity, by faith seeth their ruin. heritance which I have caused my people

14 Gol's promise to the penitent. Israel to inherit; Beliold, I will pluck D IGHTEOUS arı thou, () LORD, || them out of their land, and plück out the

R when I plead with three : yet let me house of Juciah from ainong them.. talk with thee of thy judgments: Where- 15 And it shall come to pass, after that fore doth the way of the wicked prosper? I have plucked them out I will return, wherefore are all they happy that deal and have compassion on them, and will very treacherously?

bring them again, every man to his herit, 2 Thou hast planted them, yea, they age, and every man to lis land. have taken root : 'they grow, yea, they | 16 And it shall come to pass, if they bring forth fruit; thou art near in their will diligently learn the ways of my peomouth, and far from their reins.

ple, to swear by my name, The LORD S But thou, O Lord, knowest me: liveth ; as they taught my people to thou bast seen me, and tried mine heart swear by Baal; then shall they be built toward thee: pull them out like sheep for || in the midat of my people. the slaughter,' and prepare them for the 17 But if they will not qey, I will day of slaughter.

utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, 4 How long shall the land mourn, and l saith the LORD. the herbs of every field wither, for the

CHAP. XIII. wickedness of them that dwell therein? 11 In a type of a liten yirdle, the fighte's the beasts are consumed, and the birds ; || destruction is prefigured. 12 By the because they said, He shall not see our || bottles filled with wine, iheir drunkenlast end.

ness in misery is foretold. 5 If thou hast run with the footmen, THUS saith the LORD unto me, Ge and they have wearied thee, then how I and get thee a linen girdle, and put canst thou contend with horses ? and if it upon thy loins, and put it not in water. in the land of peace, wherein thou trust- 2 So I got a girdle according to the edst, they wcaried thee, then how wilt thou word of the Lord, and put it on my loins. do in the swelling of Jordan?

3 And the word of the LORD came 6 For even thy brethren, and the unto me the second time, saying, house of thy father, even they have dealt 4 Take the girdle that thou hast got, treacherously with thee; yea, they have which is upon thy loins, and arise, go to called a multitude after thée : believe Euphrates, and hide it there in a hole of them not, though they speak fair words the rock. linto thee...

5 So I went, and hid it by Euphrates, 791 I have forsaken mine house, I have as the LORD commanded me. feft mine heritage; I have given the 6 And it came to pass after many dearly beloved of niy soul into the hand days, that the Logd said unto me, Arise, of her enemies.

ll go to Euphrates and take the girile 8 Mine heritage is unto me as a lion from thience, which I commanded thee in the forest ; it crieth out against me :) to hide there. therefore hare I hated it.

17 Then I went to Euphrates, and 9 Miue heritage is unto me as a speck- | digged, and took the girdle from the led bird, the birds round about are against place whicre I had hid it ; and 'bchold, her; come ye, assemble all the beasts of the girdle was marred, it was profitable the field, come to devour.

for nothing. 10 Many pastor's have destroyed my | 8 Then the word of the LORD came vineyard, they have trodden my portion | unto me, saying, under foot, they have made my pleasant 1 9 Thus saith the Lord, After this portion a desolate wilderness.

ll manner will I mar the pride of Judah, 11 They have made it desolate, and and the great pride of Jerusalemn. bring desolate it mourneth unto me ; the 10 This evil people, which refuse to whoje land is made desolate, because no hear my words, which walk in the image man laveth it to heart.

lination of their heart, and walk after 12 The spoilers are come upon all lig! Mother gods, to serve them, and to wor

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The people's miery foretold. CHAP, xiv. A grievous famine. 599 ship them, shall even be as this girdle, 11 stubble that passeth away by the wind of which is good for nothing.

the wildlerness. 11 For as the girdle cleaveth to the 25 This is thy lot, the portion of thy Joins of a man, so have I caused to cleave measures from me, saith the L020; beunto me the whole house of Israel and the cause thou hast forgotten me, and trusted whole house of Judali, saith the LORD ; || in falsehood. that they might be unto me for a people, 26 Therefore will I discover thy skirts and for a name, and for a praise, and for upon thy face, that thy shame may appear. a glory: but they would not hear.

27 I have seen thine adulteries, and thy 12 1 Therefore thou shalt speak unto neighings, the lewdness of thy whorethem this word ; Thus saith the Lord | dom, and thinc abominations on the hills Gol of Israel, Every bottle shall be filled in the fields. Woe unto thee, O Jerusawith wine; and they shall say unto thee, lem! wilt thou not be made clean? when Do we not certainly know that every shall it once be? bottle shall be filled with wine ?

CHAP. XIV. 13 Then shalt thou say unto them, \ 1 A grievous famine, 7 causeth Jeremiah Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will fill to pray. 10 The Lord will not be ena all the inhabitants of this land, even the treated. 13 Lying prophets are no exr. kings that sit upon David's throne, and the priestes, and the prophets, and all the inhab THE word of the LORD that came to

14 And I will dash them one against 2 Judah mourneth, and the gates thereanother, even the fathers and the sons of languish ; they are black unto the together, saith the LORD: I will not ground ; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone pity, nor spare, nor have mercy, but up: destroy them.

3 And their nobles have sent their lit, 15 Ý Hear se, and give ear; be not tle ones to the waters: they came to the proyl: for the Lord hath spoker. pits, and found no water ; they returned

16 Give glory to the LORD your God, with their vessels exopty; they were 2before he cause darkness, and before your shamed and confounded, and covered feet stumble upon tlie dark mountains, their heads. and while ye look for ligtit, he turn it 4 Because the ground is chapt, for there into the shadow of death, and make it was no rain in the earth, the plowmen gross darkness.

were ashamed, they covered their heads. 17 But if ye will not hear it, my soul 5 Yea, the lind also calved in the field, shall werp in secret places for your pride; and forscok it, because there was no grass. and mine eye shall weep sore, and run 6 And the wild asses did stand in the down with tears, because the Lord's high places, they snufted up the wind like flock is carried away captive.

dragons; their eyes did fail, because there. 18 Say unto the king and to the queen, was no grass Humble yourselves, sit down : for your 7 10 LORD, though our iniquities tesprincipalities shall come down, even the tify against us, do thou it for thy name's crown of your glory.

sake: for our backslidings are inany; wę. *19 The cities of the south shall be shut have sinned against thee. up, and none shallopen them : Judalı shall 8 ) the hope of Israel, the Saviour be carried away captive all of it, it shall thereof in time of trouble, why shouldest be wholly carried away caplive.

thou be as a stranger in the land, and as 20 Lift up your eyes, and behold theme a way-faring man that turneuli aside to that come from the north : where is carry for a night? the flock that was given thee, thy beauti- 9 Why shouldest thou be as a manastonfut fkck?

ied, as a mighty man that cannot save? yet 21 What wilt thout say when he shall thou, O Lord, art in the midst of us, and punish thee? for thou hast taught them we are called by thy name ; leave us not. io de captains, and as chief over the : 10 & Thus saith the LORD unto this svall not sorrows take thee, as a woman people, Thus have they loved to wander, in travail ?

they have not refrained their feet, there * 22 1 And if thon say in thine heart, fore the LORD doth not accept them; he luefore come these things upon me? will now remember tincir iniquity, anıt For the greatness of thine iniquity are visit their sis. thy skirts discovered, and thy hcds made 11 Then said the LORD unto pc, Pra:Urre.

not for this people for their good. 23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin, 12 When they fast, I will not hear their cr the leopard his spots ? then may ye cry; and when they offer burnt-offering also do' good, that are accustomed to and an oblation, I will not acécpt them do evil.

but I will consumie then by the sword, 24 Therefore will I scatter them is the land by the famine, and by tic pestilence. !

600 Lying prophets are no excuse. JEREMIAH. Jeremiah receiveth a fironise.

13 Then said I, AL LORD God! be- 2 And it shall come to pass, if they hold, the prophets say unto them, Ye shall say unto thee, Whither shall we go pot see the sword, neither shall ye have forth? then thou shalt tell them, Thus famine; but I will give you assured peace saith the LORD; Such as are for death, in this place.

to death ; and such as are for the sword, 14 Then the LORD said unto me, The to the sword; and such as are for the prophets prophesy lies in my name : I famine, to the famine; and such as are sent theni not, neither have I command for the captivity, to the captivity. ed them, neither spake unto them: they 3 And 'I will appoint over them four pimphesy into you a false vision and divi- | kinds, saith the LORD: the sword to slay, nation, and a thing of nought, and the de- and the dogs to tear, and the towls of the ceit of their heart.

heaven, and the beasts of the earth, to 15 Therefore thus saith the LORD con- devour and destroy. cerning the prophets that prophesy in my 4 And I will cause them to be removed name, and I sent them not, yet they say, into all kingdoms of the earth, because of Sword and famine shall not be in this land; Manasseh the son of Hezekiah king of JuBy sword and famine shall those prophets dah, for that which he did in Jerusalem. be consumed.

5 For who shall have pity upon thec, O 16 And the people to whom they proph- Jerusalem or who shall beinoan thee? or esy shall be cast out in the streets of who shall go aside to ask how thou doest? Jerusalem, because of the famine, and the 6 Thouhastforsaken me, saith the LORD, sword; and they shall have none to bury thou art gone backward : therefore will i them, them, their wives, nor their sons, stretch out my hand against thee, and denor their daughters: for I will pour their stroy thee; I'am weary with repenting. wickedness upon them.

7 And I will fan them with a fan in the 17 ? Therefore thou shalt say this word gates of the land ; I will bereave them of unto them; Let mine eyes run down with children, I will destroy my people, since tears night and day, and let them not they return not from their ways. cease: for the virgiu daughter of my peo- 8 Their widows are increased to me aple is brokeu with a great breach, with a bove the sand of the seas: I have brought very grievous blow.

upon them against the mother of the 13 if I go forth into the field, then be young men a spoiler at noon-day: I have hold the slain with the sword ! and if I caused him to fall upon it suddenly, and enter into the city, then behold them that terrors upon the city. are sick with famine! yea, both the proph- She that hath born seven languishet et and the priest go about into a land she hath given up the ghost; her sun is that they know not.

gone down while it was yet day: she hati 19 Hast thou utterly rejected Judah? | been ashamed and confounded: and the hath thy soul loatlied Zion? Why hast thon residue of them will I deliver to the sword smitten us, and there is no healing for us? | before their enemies, saith the LORD. we looked for peace, and there is no good ; 10 s Woe is me, my mother, that thou and for the time of healing, and behold hast born me a man of strife and a man trouble!

of contention to tlie whole earth! I have 20 We acknowledge, O Lord, our neither lent on usury, nor men have lent wickedness, and the iniquity of our fa- i to me on usury; yet every one of them thers: for we have sinned against thee. doth curse me.

21 Do not abhor us, for thy name's 11 The LORD said, Verily it shall be sahe, do not disgrace the throne of thy well with thy remnant; verily I will cause glory: remembci, break noi thy cove- the enemy to entreat thee well in the time nant with us.

of evil and in the time of affliction. 22 Are there any among the vanities of 12 Shall iron break the northern iron the Gentiles that can cause rain ? or can and the steel? the heavens give showers? art not thou 13 Thy substance and thy treasures will lie, O Lord our God? therefore we will I give to the spoil without price, and that wait upon thee: for thou lust made all for all thy sins, even in all thy borders. these things.

14 And I will make thee to pass withi CHAP. XV.

thine enemies into a land ruhich they 1 The utter rejec!ion and manifold judg-knowest piot: for a fire is kindlur! in

ments of the Jesus. 10 Jerenuuh com- mine anger, which shall burn upon you. pil sining, 19 reccioetha gracicus prum- 15 TOLORD, thou knowest: remember

me, and visit ne, and revenge me of my "HEN said the LORD unto persecutors ; take me not away in tim before me, yet

mind could not be il have suffered rebuke. toward this people: cast then? Out of my

16 Thy words were found, and I did eat sight, and let them go furth.

them; and thy word was u: to use the inje The Jerus ruin foretold. CHAP. xvi. Their return from captivity foretold, 601 and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am call- of feasting, to sit with them to eat and to ed by thy name, OʻLORD God of hosts. drink.

17 I sat not in the assembly of the 9 For thus saith tlıc Lord of hosts, the mockers, nor rejoiced ; I sat aloire be- God of Israel ; Behold, I will cause to causc of thy hand: for thou hast filled cease out of this place in your eyes, and me with indignation:

in your days, the voice of mirth, and the * 18 Why is my pain perpetual, and voice of gladness, the voice of the bridemy wound incurable, which refuseth tobe groom, and the voice of the bride. healed ? wilt thou be altogether unto me 10 1 And it shall come to pass, when as a liar, and as water's Thnt fail? thou shalt shew this people all these words,

19 Therefore thus saith the LORD, If and they shall say unto thee, Wherefore thou return, then will I bring thee again, hath the Lord pronounced all this great and thou shalt stand before me: and if evil against us? or wliat is our iniquity ? thou take forth the precious from the vile, or what is our sin that we have committhou shalt be as my mouth ; let them re- ted against the Lord our God? turn unto thee; but return not thou unto 11 Then shalt thou say unto them, Bethem.

cause your fathers have forsaken me, saith 20 And I will make thee unto this peo- the Lord, and have walked after other ple a' fenced brazen wall; and they shall gods, and have served them, and have fight against thee, but they shall not pre- worshipped them, and have forsaken me, "vail against thee: for I am with thee to and have not kept my law ; save thee and to deliver thee, saith the .12 And ye have dove worse than your LORD.

fathers; for, behold, ye walk every one 3 21 'And I will deliver thee out of the after the imagination of his evil heart, hand of the wicked, and I will redeem that they may not hearken unto me: three out of the hand of the terrible.

13 Therefore will I cast you out of this CHAP. XVI.

land into a land that ye know not, nei1 The utter ruin of the Jerus foreshewn.ther ye nor your fathers; and there shall - 14 Their return from captivity stranger | ye serve other gods day and night; where

than their deliverance out of Egypt. I will not shew you favour. THE word of the Lord came also 14 ( Therefore behold, the days come,

saith the LORD, thatit shallnomore be said, 16:: 3 Thou shalt not take thee a wife, nei- The Lord liveth, that brought up thechil

ther shalt thou have sons nor daughters in dren of Israel out of the land of Egypt ; this place.

15 But, The Lord liveth, that brought 3 For thus saith the Lord concerning up the children of Israel from the land of the sons and concerning the daughters the north, and from all the lands whither that are born in this place, and concern- he had driven them : and I will bring ing their mothers that bare them, and them again into their land that I gave unconcerning their fathers that begat them to their

father's. in this land;

. 16 % Behold, I will send for many fishers, · 4 They shall die of grievous deaths ; \ saith the LORD, and they shall fish them; they shall not be lamented ; neither shall and after will I send for many hunters, they be buried; but they shall be as dung and they shall hunt them from every lipon the face of the earth: and they shall mountain, and from every hill, and out be consumed by the sword, and by fam- l of the lioles of the rocks.: ine; and their carcases shall be meat for 17 For mine eyes are upon all their the fowls of heaven, and for the beasts of ways: they are not hid from my face, nejthe earth.

ther is their iniquity hid from mine eyes. 5 For thus saith the LORD, Enter not 18 And first I will recompense their into the house of mourning, neither go iniquity and their sin double; because they to lament nor bemoan them: for I have have defiled my land, they have filled * taken away my peace from this people, mine inheritance with the carcases of

saith the LORD, even loving-kindness and their detestable and abominable things. - mercies.

19 O Lord, my strength and my for• 6 Both the great and the small shall die tress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, in this land : they shall not be buried, nei- | the Gentiles shall.come unto thee from 'ther shall men lament for them, nor cut the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely themselves, nor make themselves bald for our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, them :

and things wherein there is no profit. 7 Neither shall men tear themselves for 20 Shalla man make gods unto himself, them in mourning, to comfort them for and they are no gods? the dead; neither shall men give them 21 Therefore behold, I will this once the cup of consolation to drink for their cause them to know, I will cause them to father or for their mother.

know mine hand and my might; and they 8- Thou shalt not also go into the house Il shall know that my name is The LORD. | CHAP. XVII.

n I desired the woeful day; thou knowest : 1 The captivity of Judah for sin. 5 Trust that which came out of my lips was right · in man is cursed, 7 in God is blessed before thee.

9 The decei. ful heart cannot deceive 17 Be not a terror unto me: thou art God. 12 The salvation of God. my hope in the day of evil. THE sin of Judah is written with a pen 1 8 Let them be confounded that perse

1 of iron, and with the point of a dia- cute me, but let pot me be confounded : mond: it is graven upon the table of their let them be dismayed, but let not me be heart, and upon the horns of your altars; dismayed: bring upon them the day of

2 Whilst their children remember their evil, and destroy them with double dealtars and their groves by the green trees struction. upon the high hills.

3 () my mountain in the field, I will and stand in the gate of the children.cf give thy substance and all thy treasures to the people, whereby the kings of Judah the spoil, and thy high places for sin, come in, and by the which they go out, throughout all thy borders.

and in all the gates of Jerusalem ; 4 And thou, even thyself, shalt discon 20 And say unto them, Hear ye the tinue from thine heritage that I gave thee; word of the LORD, ye kings of Judah, and I will cause thee to serve thine ene and all Judah, and all the inhabitants of mies in the land which thou knowest not: | Jerusalem, that enter in by these gates : for ye have kindled a fire in mine anger, 21 Thus saith the LORD; Take heed which shall burn for ever.

to yourselves, and bear no burden on the 5 1 Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be || sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates the man that trusteth in man, and maketh of Jerusalem; flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth | 22 Neither carry forth a burden out of from the LORD.

your houses on the sabbath day, neither 6 For he shall be like the heath in the do ye any work, but hallow ye the sabdesert, and shall not see when goodbath day, as I commanded your fathers. cometh ; but shall inhabit the parched 23 But they obeyed not, neither inplaces in the wilderness, in a salt fand and clined their ear, but made their neck stiff, not inhabited.

that they might not hear, nor receive in7 Blessed is the man that trusteth instruction. the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. | 24 And it shall come to pass, if ye dili

the waters, and that spreadeth out her bring in no burden through the gates of roots by the river, and shall not see when this city on the sabbath day, but hallow heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; || the sabbath day, to do no work therein ; and shall not be careful in the year of 25 Then shall there enter into the gates drought, neither shall cease from yielding of this city kings and princes sitting upon fruit.

the throne of David, riding in chariots 9 The heart is deceitful above all and on horses, they and their princes, the things, and desperately wicked : who can men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jeknow it?

rusalem : and this city shall remain for 10 I the LORD search the heart, I try ever. the reins, even to give every man accord 26 And they shall come from the cities ing to his ways, and according to the fruit of Judah, and from the places about Jeof his doings.

rusalem, and from the land of Benjamin, 11 As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and and from the plain, and from the mounhatcheth them not; so he that getteth | tains, and from the south, bringing burntriches, and not by right, shall leave them offerings, and sacrifices, and meat-offerin the midst of his days, and at his end ings, and incense, and bringing sacrifices shall be a fool

of praise, unto the house of the LORD. 12 1 A glorious high throne from the 27 But if ye will not hearken unto me beginning is the place of our sanctuary. to hallow the sabbath day, and not to

13 O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that bear a burden, even entering in at the forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they gates of Jerusalem on the sabbath day; that depart from me shall be written in then will I kindle a fire in the gates the earth, because they have forsaken the thereof, and it shall devour the palaces of LORD, the fountain of living waters, Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched. 14 Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be

CHAP. XVIII. healed; save me, and I shall be saved: 1 Under the type of a potter, God sheweth for thou art my praise.

| hisabsolute powerofdisposing of nations. 15 Behold, they say unto me, Where is 11 Judgments thrcalened to Judah. the word of the LORD! let it come now. THE word which came to Jeremiah

16 As for me, I have not hastened from 1 from the LORD, saying, being a pastor to follow thee: neither have 2 Arise, and go down to the potter's.

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