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624 Ishmael killeth Gedaliah. JEREMIAH. The captives recovered. men, saying, Fear not to serve the Chal 1 5 That there came certain from Shedeans: dwell in the land, and serve the king chem, from Shiloh, and from Samaria, of Babylon, and it shall be well with you. even fourscore men, having their beards

10 As for me, behold, I will dwell at shaven, and their clothes rent, and havMizpah, to serve the Chaldeans, which ing cut themselves, with offerings and inwill come unto us : but ye, gather ye icense in their hand, to bring them to the wine, and summer fruits, and oil, and house of the LORD. put them in your vessels, and dwell in 6 And Ihmael the son of Nethaniah your cities that ye have taken.

went forth from Mizpah to meet them, 11 Likewise when all the Jews that weeping all along as he went: and it were in Moab, and among the Ammo came to pass, as he met them, he said nites, and in Edom, and that were in all unto them, Come to Gedaliah the son of the countries, heard that the king of Bab Ahikam. ylon had left a remnant of Judah, and 7 And it was 80; when they came into that he had set over them Gedaliah the il the midst of the city, that Ishmael the son son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan; of Nethaniah slew them, and cast them

12 Even all the Jews returned out of into the midst of the pit, he, and the men all places whither they were driven, and that were with him. came to the land of Judah, to Gedaliah, 8 But ten men were found among unto Mizpah, and gathered wine and them that said unto Ishmael, Slay us not: summer fruits very much.

for we have treasures in the field, of 13 | Moreover Johanan the son of Ka- wheat, and of barley, and of oil, and of reah, and all the captains of the forces honey. So he forbare, and slew them that were in the fields, came to Gedaliah not among their brethren, to Mizpah,

9 Now the pit wherein Ishmael had cast 14 And said unto him, Dost thou cer- all the dead bodies of the men, whom he tainly know that Baalis the king of the had slain because of Gedaliah, was it which Aminonites hath sent Ishmael the son of Asa the king had made for fear of Baasha Nethaniah to slay thee? But Gedaliah | king of Israel: and Ishmael the son of Nethe son of Ahikam believed them not. lthaniah filled it with them that were slain.

15 Then Johanan the son of Kareah 10 Then Ishmael carried away captive spake to Gedaliah in Mizpah secretly,say all the residue of the people that were in ing, Let me go, I pray thee, and I will Mizpah, even the king's daughters, and slay Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and no | all the people that remained in Mizpah, man shall know it: wherefore should he || whom Nebuzar-adan the captain of the slay thee, that all the Jews which are guard had committed to Gecajah the son gathered unto thee should be scattered, I of Ahikam: and Islímael the son of Nethand the remnant of Judah perish ? aniah carried them away captive, and

16 But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam departed to go over to the Ammonites. said unto Johanan the son of Kareah, 11 But when Johanan the son of KaThou shalt not do this thing: for thou reah, and all the captains of the forces that speakest falsely of Ishmael.

were with him, heard of all the evil that CHAP. XLI.

Ishmael the son of Nethaniah had done, 1 Ishmael treacherously killeth Gedaliah, 12 Then they took all the men, and

and others. 11 Juhanan recovereth went to figlit with Ishmael the son of the captives.

Nethaniah, and found him by the great N OW it came to pass in the seventh waters that are in Gibeon. IV month, that Ishmael the son of Neth 13 Now it came to pass, that when all aniah the son of Elishama, of the seed the people which were with Ishmael saw royal, and the princes of the king, even Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the ten men with him,came unto Gedaliah the || captains of the forces that were with him, son of Ahikam to Mizpah ; and there | then they were glad. they did eat bread together in Mizpah. 14 So all the people that Ishmael had

2 Then arose Ishmael the son of Neth- || carried away captive from Mizpah cast aniah, and the ten men that were with || about and returned, and went unto Johahim, and smote Gedaliah the son of Ahi || nan the son of Kareah. kam the son of Shaplan with the sword, 15 But Ishmael the son of Nethaniah and slew him, wliom the king of Baby escaped from Johanan with eight men, lon had made governor over the land. and went to the Ammonites.

3 Ishmael also slew all the Jews that || 16 Then took Johanan the son of Kawere with him, even with Gedaliah, at | reah, and all the captains of the forces Mizpah, and the Chaldeans that were that were with him, all the remuant of found there, and the men of war.

the people whom he had recovered from 4 And it came to pass the second day Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, from Mizafter he had slain Gedaliah, and no man | pah, after that he had slain Gedaliah the knew it,

son of Ahikam, even mighty men of war, Johanan's request to Jeremiah. CHAP. XLIII. He is refiroved for hypocrisy. 635 and the women, and the children, and 12 And I will shew mercies unto you, the emnuchs, whom he had brought again that he may have mercy upon you, and from Gibeon, is nooit

cause you to return to vour own land. - 17 And they departed, and dwelt in the habitation of Chimham, which is by this land, neither obey the voice of the Beth-lehem, to go to enter into Egypt, LORD your God,

18 Because of the Chaldeans: for they 14 Saying, No; but we will go into the were afraid of them, because Ishmael the land of Egypt, where we shall see no war, son of Nethaniah had slain Gedaliah the nor hearthe sound of the trumpet, nor have son of Ahikam, whom the king of Baby- | hunger of bread; and there will we dwell: lon made governor in the land.

15 And now therefore hear the word '. CHAP. XLII.

of the LORD, ye remnant of Judah ; Thus 1 Johanan desiroth Jeremiah to inquire of saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel;

God, promising obedience. 7 Jeremiah's If ye wholly set your faces to enter into answer. 19 Their hypocrisy reproved. Egypt, and go to sojourn there ; THEN ail the captains of the forces, 16 Then it shall come to pass, that the il and Johanan the son of Kareah, and || sword, which ye feared, shallovertake you Jezaniah the son of Hoshajah, and all the there in the land of Egypt, and the fampeople from the least even unto the great ine, whereof ye were afraid, shall follow est, eame near,

close after you there in Egypt; and there is 2 And said unto Jeremiah the prophet, ye shall die. tet, we beseech thee, our supplication be 17 So shall it be with all the men that accépted before thee, and pray for us un- set their faces to go into Egypt to sojourn to the LORD thy God, even for all this there; they shall die by the sword, by the wemnant ; (for we are left but a few of famine, and by the pestilence : and none mapy, as thine eyes do behold us :) . of them shall remain or escape from the

3 That the LORD thy God may shew evil that I will bring upon them. us the way wherein we may walk, and 18 For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the thing that we may do.

|| the God of Israel; As mine anger and my . 4 Then Jeremiah the prophet said un- fury hath been poured forth upon the into them, I have heard you ; behold, I will habitants of Jerusalem ; so shall my fury pray unto the LORD your God according be poured forth upon you, when ye shall to your words; and it shall come to pass, enter into Egypt: and ye shall be an that whatsoever thing the Lord shall an- | execration, and an astonishment, and a swer you, I will declare it unto you; I curse, and a reproach ; and ye shall see will keep nothing back from you.

this place no more. · 5 Then they said to Jeremiah, The 19 1 The Lord hath said concerning LORD te a true and faithful witness be- || you, () ye remnant of Judah ; Go ye not tween us, if we do not even according to | into Egypt: know certainly that I have all things for the., which the LORD thy | admonished you this day. God shall send thee to us.

20 For ye dissembled in your hearts, , 6 Whether it be good, or whether it be l when ye sent me unto the LORD your evil, we will obey the voice of the LORD God, saying, Pray for us unto the LORD our God, to whom we send thee; that it our God; and according unto all that the may be well with us, when we obey the LORD our God shall say, so declare unto

us, and we will do it. 7 And it came to pass after ten days, || 21 And now I have this day declared it that the word of the LORD came unto to you; but ye have not obeyed the voice Jeremiah.

of the LORD your God, nor any thing for 8 Then called he Johanan the son of the which he hath sent me unto you. Kareah, and all the captains of the forces 22 Now therefore know certainly that which were with him, and all the people ye shall die by the sword, by the famine, from the least even to the greatest, and by the pestilence, in the place whith

9 And said unto them, Thus saith the ) er ye desire to go and to sojourn. LORD, the God of Israel, unto whom ye

. CIIAP. XLIII. sent nie to present your supplication be- | 1 Johanan carrieth Jeremiah into Egypt. fore hiin;

8 Jeremiah prophesieth the conqucsi of 10 If ye will still abide in this land, Egypi by the Labylonians. then will I build you, and not pull you AND it canie to pass, that when Jeredown, and I will plant you, and not pluck | A miah had made an end of speaking you up: for I repent me of the evil that I llanw all the people all the words of ille have done unto you.

LORD their God, for which the LORD 11 Be not afraid of the king of Babylon, ll their God had sent him to them, even all of whom ye are afraid ; be not afraid of these words, him, saith the LORD: for I am with you, to 2 Then spake Azariah the son of Hosave you, and to dcliver you from his hand,!'shaiah, and Johanan the son of Karenh,

626 Jeremiah carried into Egyf. JEREMIAH.

Judah's desolation. and all the proud men, saying unto Jere- dol, and at Tahpanhes, and at Noph, and miah, Thou speakest falsely : the LORD in the country of Pathras, saying, our God hath not sent thee to say, Go 2 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the not into Egypt to sojourn there :

God of Israel ; le have seen all the evil But Baruch the son of Neriah setteth that I have brought upon Jerusalem, and thee on against us, for to deliver us into upon all the cities of Judah ; and behold, the hand of the Chaldeans, that they this day they are a desolation, and no

captives into Babylon.

# 3 Because of their wickedness which 4 So Johanan the son of Kareah, and all they have committed to provoke me to the captains of the forces, and all the peo- 1 anger, in that they went to burn incense, ple, obeyed not the voice of the LORD, to and to serve other gods, whom they knew dwell in the land of Judah.

not, neither they, ye, nor your fathers. 5 But Johanan the son of Kareah, and I 4 How beit, I sent unto you all my serall the captains of the forces, took all the 'vants the prophets, rising early and sendremnant of Judah, that were returned ing them, saying, Oh, do not this abominfrom all nations, whither they had been able thing that I hate.. driven, to dwell in the land of Judah; 5 But they hearkened not, nor inclined

6 Even men, and women, and children, their ear to turn from their wickedness, and the king's daughters, and every per- to burn no incense unto other gods. son that Nebuzar-adan the captain of 6 Wherefore my fury and mine anger the guard had left with Gedaliah the son was poured forth, and was kindled in the of Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Jer- cities of Judah and in the streets of Jeruemiah the prophet, and Baruch the son salem; and they are wasted and desolate, of Neriah.

as at this day.' 7 So they came into the land of E-1 7 'Therefore now thus saith the LORD, gypt: for they obeyed not the voice of the God of hosts, the God of Israel; the LORD : thus came they even to Wherefore commit ye this great evil aTahpanhes.

gainst your souls, to cut off from you 8 Then came the word of the LORD man and woman, child and suckling, out unto Jeremiah in Tahpanhes, saying, of Judah, to leave you none to remain ;

9 Take great stones in thine hand, 8 In that ye provoke me unto wrath and hide them in the clay in the brick with the works of your hands, burning kiin, which is at the entry of Pharaoh's incense unto other gods in the land of house in Tahpanhes, in the sight of the Egypt, whither ye be gone to dwell, that men of Judah ;

ye might cut yourselves off, and that ye 10 And say unto them, Thus saith the might be a curse and a repinach among LORD of hosts, the God of Israel ; Be- all the nations of the earth ? hold, I will send and take Nebuchadrez 9 Have ye forgotten the wickedness of zar the king of Babylon, my servant, and your fathers, and the wickedness of the will set his throue upon these stones that kings of Judah, and the wickedness of I have hid; and he shall spread his royal, their wives, and your own wickedness, pavilion over them.

and the wickedness of your wives, which * It And wlten he cometh, he shall smite i they have committed in the land of Juthe land of Egypt, and deliver such as are dah, and in the streets of Jerusalem? for death to death ; and such as are for 10 They are not humbled even unto this captivity to captivity ; and such as áre day, neither have they feared, nor walked for the sword to the sword.

| in my law, nor in my statutes, that I set 12 And I will kindle a fire in the houses before you and before your fathers. of the gods of Egypt ; and he shall burn 11 Therefore thus' saith the LORD of them, and carry them away captives: and hosts, the God of Israel ; Behold, I will he shall array himself with the land of set my face against you for evil, and to Egypt, as a shepherd putteth on his gar- cut off all Judah. ment; and he shall go forth from thence 12 And I will take the remnant of Juin peace.

dah, that have set their faces to go into i3 He shall break also the images of the land of Egypt to sojourn there, and Beth-shemesh, that is in the land of E- they shall all be consumed, and fall in the gypt ; and the houses of the gods of the land of Egypt; they shall even be conEgyptians shall he burn with fire.

sumed by the sword and by the famine : CHAP. XLIV.

they shall die, from the least even uoto 1 The desolation of Judah for idolatry. 15 the greatest, by the sword and by the fam

The Jews obstinacy, 20 is threatened. ine: and they shall be an execration, and 29 The destruction of Egypt foresheen. an astonishment, and a curse, and a reTHE word that came to Jeremiah con- proach.

I cerning all the Jews which dwell in 13 For I will punish them that dwell in the land of Egypt, which dwell at Mig. I the land of Egypt, as I have punished Je

Obstinate idolaters threatened. Chap. xlv.

Baruch comforted. 627 rusalem, by the sword, by the famine, 11 God of Israel, saying; Ye and your wives and by the pestilence :

have both spoken with your mouths, 14 So that none of the remnant of Ju and fulfilled with your hand, saying, We dah, which are gone into the land of E will surely perform our vows that we gypt to sojourn there, shall escape or re have vowed, to burn incense to the main, that they should return into the queen of heaven, and to pour out drinkland of Judah, to the which they have a | offerings unto her : ye will surely accomdesire to return to dwell there : for none plish your vows, and surely perform your shall return but such as shall escape. vows.

15 | Then all the men which' knew 26 Therefore hear ye the word of the that their wives had burned incense unto LORD, all Judah that dwell in the land other gods, and all the women that stood of Egypt; Behold, I have sworn by my by, a great multitude, even all the people great name, saith the Lord, that my that dwelt in the land of Egypt, in Pa- name shall no more be named in the thros, answered Jeremiah, saying, mouth of any man of Judah in all the

16 As for the word that thou hast || land of Egypt, saying, The LORD God spoken unto us in the name of the LORD, liveth. we will not hearken unto thee.

27 Behold, I will watch over them for 17 But we will certainly do whatsoever evil, and not for good : and all the men thing goeth forth out of our own mouth, of Judah that are in the land of Egypt to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, || shall be consumed by the sword and by the and to pour out drink-offerings unto her, || famine, until there be an end of them. as we have done, we, and our father's, 28 Yet a small number that escape the our kings, and our princes, in the cities of sword shall return out of the land of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem : Egypt into the land of Judah, and all the for then had we plenty of victuals, and remnant of Judah, that are gone into were well, and saw no evil.

the land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall 18 But since we left off to burn incense know whose words shall stand, mine, or to the queen of heaven, and to pour out theirs. drink-offerings unto her, we have wanted 29 | And this shall be a sign unto you, all things, and have been consumed by saith the LORD, that I will punish you the sword and by the famine.

in this place, that ye may know that my • 19 And when we burned incense to the words shall surely stand against you for queen of heaven, and poured out drink- || evil : offerings unto her, did we make her cakes 30 Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will to worship ner, and pour out drink-offer give Pharaoh-hophra king of Egypt inings unto her, without our men ?

to the hand of his enemies, and into the 20 ( Then Jeremiah said unto all the hand of them that seek his life; as I gave people, to the men, and to the women, Zedekiah king of Judah into the hand of and to all the people which had given Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, his him that answer, saying,

enemy, and that sought his life. 21 The incense that ye burned in the

CHAP. XLV. cities of Judah, and in the streets of Je- || 1 Baruch being dismayed, 4 Jeremiah rusalem, ye and your fathers, your kings instructeth and comforteth him. and your princes, and the people of the THE word that Jeremiah the prophet land, did not the LORD remember them, 1 spake unto Baruch the son of Neriand came it not into his mind?

ah, when he had written these words in 22 So that the LORD could no longer a book at the mouth of Jeremiah, in the bear, because of the evil of your doings, fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Joand because of the abominations which siah king of Judah, saying, ye have committed ; therefore is your 2 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Island a desolation, and an astonishment, rael, unto thee, O Baruch ; and a curse, without an inhabitant, as at || 3 Thou didst say, Woe is me now! for this day.

the LORD hath added grief to my sor23 Because ye have burned incense, | row ; I fainted in my sighing, and I find and because ye have sinned against the no rest. LORD, and have not obeyed the voice of 4 Thus shalt thou say unto him, The the LORD, nor walked in bis law, nor in | LORD saith thus ; Behold, that which I his statutes, nor in his testimonies; there- have built wių I break down, and that fore this evil is happened unto you, as which I have planted I will pluck up, at this day.

| even this whole land. 24 Moreover, Jeremiah said unto all 5 And seekest thou great things for thrthe people, and to all the women, Hear || self ? seek them not : for behold, I will the word of the Lord, all Judah that are bring evil upon all flesh, saith the LORD: in the land of Egypt :

but thy life will I give unto thee for a 25 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the prey in all places whither thou goest,

628 The coerthrow of the E ftiana. JEREMIAH. The conquest of Egypt. | CHAP. XVI.

4 way? they stood not, because the LORD 1 The overthrow of Pharaoh'a army. 13!ád drive them.

The conquest of Egypt buNebuchadrez." 16 He made many to fall, yea, one fell zar. 27 Jacob comforted in chastisemmi. upon another : and they said, Arise, ard THE word of the LORD which came let us go again to our own people, and I to Jeremiah the prophet against the to the land of oor nativity, from the opGentiles ;

pressing sword. 2 Against Egypt, against the army of 17 They did cry there, Pharaoh king Pharaoh-techo king of Egypt, which was rf Egypt is but a noise ; he hath passed by the river Euphrates in Carchemish, the time appointed. which Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon ! 18 As I live, saith the king, whose smote in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the name is the LORD of hosts, Surely as Tason of Jemiah king of Judah.

or is among the mountains, and as Car3 Order ve the buckler and shield, and mel iw the sea, 80 shall he come. draw near to balte.

19 () thou daughter dwelling in Egypt, 4 Harness the horses ; and get up, ye furnish thyself to go into captivity : for horsemen, and stand forth with your hel- Toph sh : Il be waste and desolate with mets; furbish the spears, and put on the out an inhabitant. brigandines.

20 Egypt is like a very fair heifer, but de5 Wherefore have I seen them dis. struction cometh; it cometh out of the north. mayed and turned away back and their í 21 Also her hired men are in the midst mighty ones are beaten down, and are fled of her like fatted bull cks; for they also apace, and look not back : for fear was are turned back, and are fled away to round about, saith the LORD.

gether : thev did not stand, because the 6 Let not the swift fee away, nor the day of their calamity was come upon mighty man escape ! they shall stumble, them, and the time of their visitation. and fall toward the north by the river 22 The voice thereof shall go like a Euphrates.

serpent ; for they shalı march with an 7. Who is this that cometh up as a flood, army, and come against her with axes, whose waters are moved as the rivers ? as hewers of wood.

8 Egypt riseth up like a flood, and his 23 They shall cut down her forest, saith waters are moved like the rivers ; and the LORD, though it cannot be searched; he saith, I will go up, and will cover the because they are more than the grasscarth ; I will destroy the city and the in- hoppers, and are innumerable. habitants thereof. ..

24 The daughter of Egypt shall be 9 Come up, ye horses ; and rage, ye confounded ; she shall be delivered into chariots ; and let the mighty men come the hand of the people of the north. forth : the Ethiopians and the Libyans, 25 The LORD of hosts, the God of isthat handle the shield; and the Lydians, rael, saith; Behold, I will punish the multhat handle and bend the bow. . titude of No, and Pharaoh, and Egypt,

10 For this is the day of the Lord God | with their gods, and their kings ; even of hosts, a day of vengeance, that he may Pharaoh, and all them that trust in him : avenge him of his adversaries : and the 26 And I will deliver them into the hand sword shall devour, and it shall be satiate of those that seek their lives, and into the and made drunk with their blood : for the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of BabyLord God of hosts hath a sacrifice in the lon, and into the hand of his servants : north country by the river Euphrates. and afterward it shall be inhabited, as in

11 Go up into Gilead, and take balm, the days of old, saith the LORD. () virgin, the daughter of Egypt: in vain 27 T But fear not thou, O my servant shit thou use many medicines; for thou | Jacob, and be not dismayed, O Israel : for shalt net be cured.

behold, I will save thee from afar off, and 12 The nations have heard of thy thy seed from the land of their captivity ; shame, and thy cry hath filled the land : and Jacob shall return, and be in rest and for the mighty man hath stumbled a- at ease, and none shall make him afraid. gainst the mighty, and they are fallen | 28 Fear thou not, () Jacob my servant, both together.

saith the LORD: for I am with thee; for I 13 | The word that the LORD spake will make a full end of all the nations to Jeremiah the mophet, how Nebuchad- | whither I have driven thee: but I will not rezzar king of Babylon should come and make a full end of thee, but correct thee smite the land of Egypt.

in measure ; yet will I not leave thee 14 Declare ye in Egypt, and publish | wholly unpunished. in Migdol, and publish in Noph and in

CHAP. XLVII. Tahpanhes: say ye, Stand fast, and pre- The destruction of the Philistines. pare thee; for the sword shall devour THE word of the LORD that came to round about thee.

1 Jeremiah the prophet against the Phi15 Why are thy valiant men swept a. li listines, before that Pharaoh smote Gaza.

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