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CHAP. LXVI. His judgments against the wicked he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's and the hand of the LORD shall be known to neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he offer ward his servants, and his indignation toward ed swine's blood; he that burneth incense, as if his enemies. he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their 15 For bebold, the LORD will come with fire, owu ways, and their soul delightech in their and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to renabominations.

der his anger with fury, and his rebuke with 4 I also will choose their delusions, and will flames of fire. bring their fears upon them; because when I 16 For by fire and by his sword will the LORD called, nione did answer; when I spake, they plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, shall be many.. and chose that in which I delighted not. 117 They that sanctify themselves, and purify

5 | Ilear the word of the LORD, ye that trem- themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the ble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, Imtust, eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, that cast you out for my name's sake, said, Let and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD be glorified: but he shall appear to the LORD. your joy, and they shall be ashamed.

18 For I know their works and their thoughts; 6 A voice of noise from the city, a voice from it shall come, that I will gather all nations and the temple, a voice of the LORD that renderetl tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory. recompense to his eneinies.

| 19 And I will set a sign among them, and I will 7 Before she travailed, she brought forth; be- send those that escape of then, unto the nations, fore her paiu came, she was delivered of a man- to Tarshish, Pul, and Lnd, that draw the bow, child.

to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off, that 8 Who hath heard such a thing? who hath have not beard my fame, neither liave seen my seen such things I shall the earth be made to glory; and they shall declare my glory among bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be boru the Gentiles. at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she 20 And they shall bring all your brethren for brought forth her children.

an offering unto the LORD, out of all nationis, 9 Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and bring forth ? saith the LORD: shall I cause to upon niules, and upon swift beasts, to my lioly bring forth, and shut the womb ? saith thy God. mountain Jerusalemi, saith the Lord, as the

10 Rejoice ye with Jerusalemi, and be glad children of Israel bring an offering in a clean with her, all ye that love her: rejoice for joy vessel into the house of the LORD. with her, all ye that mourn for her:

| 21 And I will also take of them for priests and 11 That ye may suck, and be satisfied with the for Levites, saith the LORD. breasts of her consolations; that ye may milk 22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, out, and be delighted with the abundance of her which I will make, shall remain before nie, saith glory.

the LORD, so shall your sced and your name 12 For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will ex-remain. tend peace to her like a river, and the glory of 23 And it shall come to pass, that from one the Gentiles like a flowing stream: then shall new-moon to another, and from one sabbath to ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her sides, and another, shall all flesh come to worship before be dandled upon her knees.

me, saith the LORD. 13 As one whom his mother comfortcth, so will] 24 And they shall go forth, and look upon the I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Je- carcasses of the men that have transgressed rusalem.

against me: for their worm shall not die, neither 14 And when ye see this, your heart shall re-sliall their fire be quenched; and they shall be joice, and your bones shall flourish like an herb:!an abhorring unto all flesh.

The Book of the Prophet JEREMIAH.
CHAP. I.

1 10 See, I have this day set thee over the nations Jeremiah's calling, &c.

and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, down, and to destroy, and to throw down, lo

1 of the priests that were in Anathoth in the build, and to plaut. Jand of Benjamin:

| 11 | Moreover the word of the Lord came 9 To whom the word of the LORD came in the unto nie, saying, Jeremiah, What seest thou ? days of Josiah the son of Amon king of Judah, And I said, I see a rod of an almond-tree. in the thirteenth year of his reign.

| 12 Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well 3 It came also in the days of Jehoiakim the seen : for I will hasten my word to perform it. son of Josial king of Judah, unto the end of the 13 And the word of the LORD came into me eleventh year of Zedekiah the son of Josiah the second time, saying, What secst thou ? And king of Judah, unto the carrying away of Jeru- I said, I see a seething-pot; and the face thereof salem captive in the fifth month.

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

Inorth an evil shall break forth upon all the in5 Before I formed thee in the belly, I knew habitants of the land. thee; and before thou camest forth out of the 15 For lo, I will call all the families of the woinb | sanotified thee, and I ordained thee a kingdoms of the north, saith the LORD; and propliet unto the nations.

they shall come, and they shall set every olie his 6 Then said I, Ali, Lord God! behold, I can-throne at the entering of the gates of Jerusalem, not speak: for I am a child.

and against all the walls thereof round about, 71 But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am and against all the cities of Judah. a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send 16 And I will utter my judgments against thein thee, and whatsoever I cominand thee thou shalt touching all their wickedness, who have forsaspeak.

ken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, 8 Be not afraid of their faces : for I am with and worshipped the works of their own hands. thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD.

| 17 | Thou therefore gird up thy loins, and 9 Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touch- arise, and speak unto them all that I command ed my mouth. And the LORD said unto me, Be-Ithee: be not dismayed at their faces, lest I con bold, I have put my words in thy mouth, found thee before them..

The Jers' causeless revolt against God. JEREMIAH The authors of their own calamitios.

18 For behold, I have made thee this day a de-burst thy bands; and thou saidst, I will not trans fenced city, and an iron pillar, and brazen walls gress; when upon every high hill and under every against the whole land, against the kings of Ju- green tree thou wanderest, playing the harlot. dah, against the princes thereof, against the 21 Yet I had planted thee a noble vine, wholly priests thereof, and against the people of the land. a right seed: how then art thou turned into the

19 And they shall fight against thice; but they degenerate plant of a strange vine unto me? shall not prevail against thee; for I am with 22 For though thou wash thee with nitre, and thee, saith the LORD, to deliver thee.

take thee much soap, yet thine iniquity is markCHAP. II.

ed before nie, saith the Lord God. God erpostulateth with Israel.

23 How canst thou say, I am not polluted, I M OREOVER the word of the LORD came to have not gone after Baaliin ? See thy way in the M me, saying,

valley, know what thou hast done: thou art a 2 Go, and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying.swin dromedary traversing her ways; Thus saith the LORD; I remember thee, the 24 Awild ass used to the wilderness, that kindness of thy youth, the love of thine espou- snuffcth up the wind at her pleasure; in her ocsals, when thou wentest after me in the wilder-casion who can turn her away? all they that ness, in a land that was not sown.

seek her will not weary themselves; in her 3 Israel was holiness unto the Lord, and the month they shall find her. first-fruits of his increase: all that devour himn 25 Withhold thy foot from being iinshod, and shall offend; evil shall come upon them, saith thy throat from thirst: but thou saidst, There is the LORD.

no hope: no; for I have loved strangers, and 4 Ilear ve the word of the LORD, O house of after theni will I go. Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel: 26 As the thief is ashamed when he is found,

5 1 ''hus saith the LORD, What iniquity have so is the house of Israel ashamed; they, their your fathers found in me, that they are gone far kings, their princes, and their priests, and their from me, and have walked after vanity, and are prophets, become vain ?

1 27 Saying to a stock, Thou art my father; and 6 Neither said they, Where is the LORD that to a stone, Thou hast brought ne forth: for brought us up out of the land of Egypt, that led they have turned their back unto me, and not us through the wilderness, through a land of de-their face: but in the time of their trouble they berts and of pits, through a land of drought, and will say, Arise, and save us. of the shadow of death, through a land that no 28 But where are thy gods that thou hast made man passed through, and where no man dwelt ? thee? let thein arise, if they can save thee in the

7 And I brought you into a plentiful country, tiine of thy trouble: for according to the numto eat the fruit thereof and the goodness thereof; ber of thy cities are thy gods, O Judah. but when ve entered, ye defiled my land, and 29 Wherefore will ye plead with me? ye all made my heritage an abomination.

have transgressed against me, saith the LORD. 8 The priests said not, Where is the LORD?) 30 In vain have I smitten your children; they and they that handle the law knew me not: the received no correction : your own sword hath pastors also transgressed against me, and the devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion. prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after 31 11 O generation, see ye the word of the LORD. ihings that do not profit.

Have I been a wilderness unto Israel? a land of 9 Wherefore I will yet plead with you, saith darkness? wherefore say my people, We are the LORD, and with your children's children lords; we will come no more unto thee? will I plead.

32 Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride 10 For pass over the isles of Chittim, and see; her attire? yet my people have forgotten me and send unto Kedar, and consider diligently, days without number. and see if there be such a thing.

33 Why trimmest thou thy way to seek love? II Hath a nation changed their gods, which are therefore hast thou also taught the wicked ones yet no gods? but my people have changed their thy ways. glory for that which doth not profit.

| 34 Also in thy skirts is found the blood of the 12 Be astonished, 0 ye heavens, at this, and souls of the poor innocents: I have not found be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the it by secret search, but upon all these. LORD.

| 35 Yet thou sayest, Because I am innocent, 13 For my people have committed two evils ; surely his anger shall turn from me. Behold, I they have forsaken me the fountain of living will plead with thee, because thou sayest, I have waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken not sinned. cisterns, that can hold no water.

| 36 Why gaddest thou about so much to change 14 I Is Israel a servant ? is he a home-born thy way ? thou also shalt be ashamed of Egypt, slave? why is he spoiled ?

as thou wast ashamed of Assyria. 15 The young lions roared upon him, and 37 Yea, thou shalt go forth from him, and thy yelled, and they made his land waste : his cities hands upon thy head: for the LORD hath reiectare burned without inhabitant.

ed thy confidences, and thou shalt not prosper in 16 Also the children of Noph and Tahapanes them. bave broken the crown of thy head.

CHAP. III. 17 Hast thou not procured this unto thyself,

God's great mercy to Judah. in that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, THEY say, I a man put away his wife, and when he led thee by the way?

11 she go from hin, and become another man's, 18 And now what hast thou to do in the way shall he return unto her again ? sliall not that of Egypt, to drink the waters of Sihor ? or what land be greatly polluted ? but thou hast played hast thou to do in the way or Assyria, to drink the harlot with niany lovers; yet return again to the waters of the river ?

me, saith the LORD. 19 Tnine own wickedness shall correct thee, 2 Lift up thine eyes unto the high places, and and thy backslidings shall reprove thee: know see where thou hast not been lain with. In the therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bit-ways hast thou sat for them, as the Arabian in ter, that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, the wilderness; and thou hast polluted the land and that my fear is not in thee, saith the Lord with thy whoredoms, and with thy wickedness. Gop of hosts.

3 Therefore the showers have been withholden, 201 For of old time I have broken thy yoke, and and there hath been no latter rain; and thou

4. Wither, thou art the guide for ever? will he herdwe lie down in our shame, and against the

Promises to the penitent.

CHAP. IV.

Fearful judgments upon Judah hadet a whore's forehead, thou refusedst to be hills, and from the multitude of mountains : truashamed.

lly in the LORD Our God is the salvation of Israel 4 Wilt thou not from this time cry unto me, 24 For shame hath devoured the labour of our My father, thou art the guide of my youth ? fathers from our youth; their flocks and their

5 Will he reserve his anger for ever? will helherds, their sons and their daughters. keep it to the end? Behold, thou hast spoken 25 We lie down in our shame, and our confuand done evil things as thou couldest.

sion covereth us: for we have sinned against the 6. The LORD said also unto me in the days of LORD our God, we and our fathers, froin ou Josiah the king, Hast thou seen that which back- youth even unto this day, and have not obeyed sliding Israel hath done? she is gone up upon the voice of the LORD our God. every high mountain, and under every green

CHAP. IV. tree, and there hath played the harlot.

Israel, &c. called to repentance. 7 And I said after she had done all these things, TF thou wilt return, O Israel, saith the LORD, Turn thou unto me. But she returned not. And I return unto me: and if thou wilt put away her treacherous sister Judah saw it.

thine abominations out of my sight, then shalt 8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby thou not remove. backsliding Israel committed adultery, I had 2 And thou shalt ewear, The LORD liveth, in put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; and vet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in went and played the harlot also.

him shall they glory. 9 And it came to pass through the lightness of 3 1 For thus saith the Lord to the men of Juher whoredom, that she defled the land, and dah and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, committed adultery with stones and with stocks. and sow not among thorns.

10 And yet for all this, her treacherous sister 4 Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and tako Judah hath not turned unto me with her whole away the foreskins of your heart, ye men of Juheart, but fcignedly, saith the Lord.

dah and inbabitants of Jerusalem; lest my fury U And the LORD said unto me, The backslid-icorne forth like fire, and burn that none can ing Israel hath justified herself inore than trea- quench it, because of the evil of your doings. cherous Judah.

15 Declare ye in Judah, and publish in Jerusa12 | Go and proclaim these words toward thellem ; and say, Blow ye the trumpet in the land i north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, cry, Gather together, and say, Assemble yoursaith the LORD; and I will not cause mine anger seives, and let us go into the defenced cities. to fall upon you: for l am merciful, saith the 6 Set up the standard toward Zion: retire, stay LORD, and I will not keep anger for ever. not: for I will bring evil from the north, and a

13 Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou great destruction. hast transgressed against the LOBD thy God, and 7 The lion is come up from his thicket, and tho hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way; he is every green tree, and ye have not obeyed my gone forth from his place to make thy land desovoice, saith the LORD.

late; and thy cities shall be laid waste, without 14 Turn, O backsliding children, saith thelan inhabitant. J.ORD; for I am married into you: and I will 8 For this gird you with sackcloth, lament take you one of a city, and two of a family, and and howl: for the fierce anger of the Lord is I will bring you to Zion:

15 And I will give you pastors according to my 9 And it shall come to pass at that day, saith heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and the LORD, that the heart of the king ehall perish, understanding.

and the heart of the princes; and the priests 16 And it shall come to pass, when ye be multi- shall be astonished, and the prophets shall wonplied and increased in the land, in those days, der. saith the LORD, they shall say no more, The ark 10 Then said I, Ah, Lord God! surely thou of the covenant of the LORD: neither shall it hast greatly deceived this people and Jerusalem, come to mind: neither shall they remember it; saying, Ye shall have peace; whereas the sword neither shall they visit it; neither shall that be reacheth unto the soul. done any more.

| 11 At that time shall it be said to this people 17 At that time they shall call Jerusalem the and to Jerusalem, A dry wind of the high places throne of the LORD; and all the nations shall be in the wilderness toward the daughter of my gathered unto it, to the name of the LORD, to people, not to fan, nor to cleanse, Jernsalem: neither shall they walk any more 12 Even a full wind from those places shall atter the imagination of their evil heart. come unto me: now also will I give sentence

18 in those days the house of Judah shall walk against them. with the house of Israel, and they sliall come to 13 Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his gether out of the land of the north to the land chariots shall be as a whirlwind : his horses are that I have given for an inheritance unto your swifter than eagles. Wo unto us! for we are fathers.

spoiled. 19 But I said, How shall I put thee among the 14 O Jerusalem, wash thy heart from wickedchildren, and give thee a pleasant land, a goodlylness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shan heritage of the hosts of nations ? and I said, Ithy vain thoughts lodge within thee? Thou shalt call me, My father; and shalt noi 15 For a voice declareth from Dan, and pubturn away froin me

lisheth affliction from monnt Ephraim, 2011 Surely as a wife treacherously departeth 16 Make ye mention to the nations; behold, from her husband, so have ye deall treacherous-publish against Jerusalem, that watchers come ly with me, O house of Israei, saith the LORD. (from a far country, and give out their voice

21 A voice was heard upon the high places, against the cities of Judah. weeping and supplications of the children of i7 As keepers of a field, are they against hier Israel: for they have perverted their way, and round about : becanse she hath been rebellious they have forgotten the Lord their God. against me, saith the LORD.'

22 Return, ye backsliding children, and I will 18 Thy way and thy doings have procured these heal your backslidings. Behold, we come unto things into thee; this is thy wickedness, because thee: for thou art the LORD our God.

it is bitter, because it reacheth unto thy heart. 23 'Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from thel 19 | My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at

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JEREMIAH. The Jews' manifold corruptions my very heart; my heart maketh a noise in me; then committed adultery, and assembled themI cannot hold my peace, because thou hast heard, selves by troops in the harlots' houses. O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm! 8 They were as fed horses in the morning: of war.

every one neighed after his neighbour's wife. 20 Destruction upon destruction is cried; fori 9 Shall I not visit for these things? saith the the whole land is spoiled: suddenly are my tents LORD: and shall not iny soul be avenged on such wiled, and my curtains in a moment.

a nation as this? 21 Ilow long shall I see the standard, and hear 10 1 Go ye up upon her walls, and destroy; but the sound of the trumpet ?

make not a full end: take away her battlements; 19 For iny people is foolish, they have not for they are not the LORD's. known me; they are sottish children, and they 11 For the house of Israel and the house of Juhave none understanding: they are wise to do dah have dealt very treacherously against me, evil, but to do good they have no knowledge. saith the LORD.

23 I beheld the earth, and lo, it was without 12 They have belied the LORD, and said, It is form, and void; and the heavens, and they had not he; neither shall evil come upon us; neither no liglit.

shall we see sword nor famine: 24 s beheld the mountains, and lo, they rem- 13 And the prophets shall become wind, and bled, and all the hills moved lightly.

the word is not in them : thus shall it be done 25 beheld, and lo, there was no man, and all unto them. the birds of the heavens were fled.

| 14 Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, 26 I beheld, and lo, the fruitful place was a Becalise ye speak this word, behold, I will make willerness, and all the cities thereof were bro-iny words in thy mouth fire, and this pcople ken down at the presence of the LORD, and by wood, and it shall devour them. his fierce anger.

15 LO, I will bring a nation upon you from far, 27 For thus hath the LORD said, The whole O house of Israel, saith the LORD: it is a mighty land shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full nation it is an ancient nation, a nation whose end.

language thou knowest not, neither understand28 For this shall the earth mourn, and the hea-est what they say. vens above be black : because I have spoken it, 16 Their quiver is as an open sepulchre, they I have purposed it, and will not repent, neither are all mighty men. will I turn back fronı it.

| 17 And they shall eat up thy harvest, and thy 29 The whole city shall flee for the noise of the bread, which thy sons and thy daughters should horsemen and towmen; they sliall go into thick-cat: they shall eat up thy flocks and thy herds: ets, and clinib up upon the rocks: every city shall they shall eat up thy vines and thy fig-trees : be forsaken, and not a man dwell therein. they shall impoverish thy fenced cities, where

30 And when thou art spoiled, what wilt thou in thou trustedst, with the sword. do ? Though thout clothest thyself with crimson, 16 Nevertheless, in those days, saith the LORD, though thou deckest thee with ornaments of I will not make a full end with you. gold, though thou rendest thy face with painting, / 191 And it shall come to pass, when ye shall in vain shalt thou make thyself fair: thy lovers say, Wherefore doeth the LORD our God all these will despise thee, they will seek thy lite. things unto us? then shalt thou answer theni,

31 For I have lieard a voice as of a woman in..Like as ye have forsaken me, and served strange travail, and the anguish as of her that bringeth gods in your land, so shall ye serve strangers in forth her first child; the voice of the daughter a land that is not yours. of Zion, that bewaileth herself, that spreadeth 20 Declare this in the house of Jacob, and pub her hands, saying, Wo is me now! for any soul Iish it in Judah, saying, is wearied because of murderers.

i 21 Hear now this, o foolish people, and with. CHAP. V.

lout understanding, which have cyes, and sce God's judgments upon the Jews.

not; which have ears, and hear not: DUN ye to and fro through the streets of Je- 22 Fear ye not me ? 'saith the LORD: will ve Il rusalem, and see now, and know, and seek not tremble at my presence, which have played in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual il' there be any that executeth judgment, that decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the sceketli the truth; and I will pardon it.

waves thereof toss themselves, yet can they not .2 And though they say, The LORD liveth: prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass Burely they swear falsely.

over it? 30'Lord, are not thine eyes upon the truth? 23 But this people hath a revolting and a rethou hast stricken them, but they have not griev- bellious heart; they are revolted and gone. ed; thou hast consumed them, but they have 24 Neither say they in their heart, Let is now roolised to receive correction : they have made fear the LORD our God, that givetli ruin, both the their faces harder than a rock; they have re- former and the latter, in his scason: he reserve fused to return

leih unto us the appointed weeks of the larvest. 4 Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they 25 | Your iniquities have turned away these are foolish: for they know not the way of the things, and your sins have withholden good LORD, nor the judgment of their God.

things from you. 51 will get ine unto thegreatmen, and will speak 20 For among my people are found wicked mer: unto them; for they have known the way of they lay wait, as he that selleth suares; they the LORD, and the judgment of their God: but set a trap, they catch inen. these have altogether broken the yoke, and burst 27 As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses the bonds.

full of deceit: therefore they are become great, 6 Wherefore a lion out of the forest shall slay and waxen rich. them, and a wolf of the evenings shali spoil theni, 98 They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they a leopard shall watch over their citics: every loverpass the deeds of the wicked: they julge one that goeth out thence shall be torn in pieces: not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they becalise their transgressions are many, and their prosper; and the right of the needy do they not backslidings are increased.

judge. 7 low shall I pardou thee for this? thy children | 29 Shall I not visit for these things? saith the have forsaken nie, and sworn by them that are LORD: shall not my soul be avenged ull stich a 00 roils : when I had fed them to the full, they'nation as this?

The prophet's lamentation.

CHAP. VI, VII H c calleth on the people to mourn 30 T A wonderful and horrible thing is commit-cause they have not hearkened unto my words, ted in the land;

nor to my law, but rejected it. 31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests 20 To what purpose cometh there to me incense tear rule by their means; and my people love from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far counto have it so: and what will ye do in the end try ? your burnt-offerings are not acceptable, nor thereof?

your sacrifices sweet unto ine. CIAP. VỊ.

21 Therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will The enemy sent against Judah. lay stumbling-blocks before this people, and tho YE children of Benjamin, gather yourselves fathers aud the sons together shall fall upon them;

to flee out of the midst of Jerusalem, and the neighbour and his friend shall perish blow the trumpet in Tekoa, and set up a sign of 22 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, a people cometh fire in Beth-haccerem: for evil appeareth out of from the north country, and a great nation shall the north, and great destruction.

be raised from the sides of the earth. 2 I have likened the daughter of Zion to a coine- 23 They shall lay hold on bow and spear; they ly and delicate woman.

are cruel, and have no mercy; their voice roar3 The shepherds with their flocks shall come eth like the sea; and they ride upon horses, set unto her; they shall pitch their tents against her in array as men for war against thee, O daughter round about; they shall feed every one in his place. of Zion.

4 Prepare ye war against her; arise, and let us! 24 We have heard the fame thereof: our hands go up at noon. Wo unto us! for the day goeth wax feeble: anguish hath taken hold of us, and away, for the shadows of the evening are stretch-pain, as of a woman in travail. ed out.

25 Go not forth into the field, nor walk by the 5 Arise, and let us go by night, and let us de- way; for the sword of the enemy and fear is on stroy her palaces.

every side. 6 i For thus hath the LORD O: hosts said, New 26 11 O daughter of my people, gird thee with ye down trees, and cast a mount against Jerusa- sackcloth, and wallow thyself in ashes: make lein: this is the city to be visited; she is wholly thee mourning, as for an only son, most bitter oppression in the midst of her.

lamentation: for the spoiler shall suddenly como .7 As a fountain casteth out her waters, so she upon us. casteth out her wickedness: violence and spoil 27 I have set thee for a tower and a fortress is heard in her; before me continually is grief among my people, that thou mayest know and and wounds.

try their way." 8 Be thou instructed, o Jerusalem, lest my soul 28 They are all grievous revolters, walking with depart from thee; lest I make thee desolate, a slanders: they are brass and iron; they are all land not inhabited.

corrupters. 9. Thus saith the LORD of hosts, They shall 29 The bellows are burned, the lead is consumthoroughly glean the remnant of Israel as a vine: ed of the fire; the founder melteth in vain : for turn back thy hand as a grape-gatherer into the the wicked are not plucked away, baskets.

| 30 Reprobate silver shall men call them, because 10 To whom shall I speak, and give warning, the I ord hath rejected them. that they may hear ? Behold, their ear is uncir

CHAP. VII. cumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, the

Jeremiah calleth to repentance. word of the LORD is unto them a reproach; they OE word that came to Jeremiah from the have no delight in it.

LORD, saying, 11 Therefore I am full of the fury of the LORD; 2 Stand in the gate of the LORD's house, and I am weary with holding in: I will pour it out proclaim there this word, and say, Hear the word upon the children abroad, and upon the assembly of the LORD, all ye of Judah, that enter in at of young men together: for even the husband these gates to worship the LORD. with the wife shall be taken, the aged with himi 3 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of 19that is full of days.

rael, Amend your ways and your doings, and I 12 And their houses shall be turned unto others, will cause you to dwell in this place. with their fields and wives together: for I will 4 Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temstretch out my hand upon the inhabitants of the ple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, The land, saith the LORD.

temple of the LORD, are these. 13 For from the least of them even unto the 5 For if ye thoroughly amend your ways and greatest of them every one is given to covetous- your doings; if ye thoroughly execute judgment ness; and from the prophet even unto the priest between a man and his neighbour; every one dealeth falsely.

16 If ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, 14 '' hey have healed also the hurt of the daugh- and the widow, and shed not innocent blood is ter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; this place, neither walk after other gods to your when there is no peace.

hurt; 15 Were they ashanied when they had com-! 7 Then will I cause you to dwell in this place, mitted abomination ? nay, they were not at all in the land that I gave to your fathers, for eves ashamed, neither could they blush; therefore and ever. they shall fall among then that fall: at the time 81 Behold, ye trust in lying words, that canthat I visit them they shall be cast down, saith not profit. the LORD.

9 Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, 16 Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the and walk after other gods whom y'e know not ; good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find 10 And come and stand before me in this house, rest for your souls. But they said, We will not which is called by my name, and say, We are walk iherein.

delivered to do all these abominations? 17 Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hear- 11 Is this house, which is called by my name, ken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, I become a den of robbers in your eyes ? Behold,

Teven I have seen it, saith the LORD. 18 11 Therefore hear, ye nations, and know, 0) 12 But go ye now unto my place which was to congregation, what is among them.

Shiloh, where I set my name at the first, and see 19 Hear, O earth: Behold, I will bring evil upon what I did to it for the wickedness of any people this people, even the fruit of their thoughts. be-Israel.

We will a sound of the over you, sevin

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