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Their impenitency upbraided. 2 And now. because ve have done all thesel 33 And the carcasses of this people shall be meat works, saith ihe LORD, and I spake unto you, for the fowls of the heaven, and for the beasts rigine up early and speaking, but ye heard not;of the earth; and none shall fray them away. and I called you, but ye answered not;

34 Then will cause to cease from the cities of 14 Theretore will I do unto this house, which Judah, and froin the streets of Jerusalem, the Is called by my naine, wherein ye trust, and unto voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the the place which I gave to you and to your fa- voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the thers, as I have done to Shiloh.

bride: for the land sball be desolate. 15 And I will cast you out of my sight, as I

CHAP. VIII. have cast out all your brethren, even the whole]

The calamities of the Jeros. seed of Ephraim.

T that time, saith the LORD, they shall bring 16 Therefore pray not thou for this people, nei- ont the bones of the kings of Judah, and ther line up cry nor prayer for them, neither make the bones of his princes, and the bones of the intercession to me: for I will not hear thee. priests, and the bones of the prophets, and the

priests, and the bones of the pror 171 Seest tbon not what they do in the cities bones of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, out of of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? their graves :

18 The children gather wood, and the fathers 2 And they shall spread them before the sun. Hindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, and the moon, and all the host of heaven, whom to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to they have loved, and whom they have served, pour out drink-offerings unto other gods, that and after whom they have walked, and whom they may provoke me to anger.

they have sought, and whom they have worship19 Do they provoke ine to anger ? saith the ped: they shall not be gathered, nor be buried : LORD: do they not provoke themselves to the they shall be for dung upon the face of the earth. confusion of their own faces ?

| 3 And death shall be chosen rather than life by20 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, all the residue of thien that remain of this evil niine anger and my fury shall be poured out upon family, which remain in all the places whither this place, upon man, and upon beast, and upon I have driven them, saith the Lord of hosts. the trees or ihe field, and upon the fruit of the 4 11 Moreover, thou shalt say unto them, Thug ground; and it shall burn, and shall not be saith the LORD; Shall they fall, and not arise ? quenched.

21 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of 5 Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden Israel; Put your burnt-offerings unto your sa-back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast crifices, and eat flesh.

deceit, they refuse to return. 22 For I sake not unto your fathers, nor com- 6 ( hearkened and heard, but they spake not manded them in the day that I brought them out aright: no man repented him of his wickedness. of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt-otterings saying, What have I done ? every one turned or sacrifices:

to his course, as the horse rusheth into the battle. 23 But this thing commanded I them, saying, 7 Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her ap Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye pointed times; and the turtle, and the crane. shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways and the swallow, observe the time of their comthat I bave commanded you, that it may be well ing; but ny people know not the judgment of unto you.

the LORD. 24 But they hearkened not, nor inclined their 8 How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of war but walked in the counsels and in the ima i- the LORD is with us ? Lo, certainly in vain nation of their evil heart, and went backward, made heit; the pen of the scribes is in vain. and not forward.

1.9 The wise men are ashamed, they are dismay25 Since the day that your fathers came torthed and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of out of the land of Egypt unto this day I have even the LORD; and what wisdom is in them? sent unto you all my servants the prophets, daily 10 Therefore will I give their wives unto others rising up early and sending them :

and their fields to them that shall inherit ther: 26 Yet they hearkened not unto me, nor incli- for every one from the least even unto the greatped their ear, but hardened their neck: they did est . is given to covetousness, from the prophet

leven unto the priest every one dealeth falsely. 27 Therefore thou shalt speak all these words 11 For they have healed the hurt of the daughunto them; but they will not hearken to thee : ter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; thou shalt also call unto thein; but they will not when there is no peace. answer thee.

12 Were they ashamed when they had commit28 But thou shalt say unto them, This is a na- ted abomination ? nay, they were not at all tion that obeveth not the voice of the LORD their ashamed, either could they blush: therefore God. nor receiveth correction: truth is perished, shall they fall among thein that fall : in the time and is cut otf from their mouth.

of their visitation they shall be cast down, saith 29 11 Cut off thy hair, O Jerusalem, and cast it the LORD. away, and take up a lamentation on high places; 13 1 I will surely consume them, saith the for the Lord hath rejected and forsaken the gen-LORD: there shall be no grapes on the vine, nor eration of his wrath.

figs on the fig-tree, and the leaf shall fade; and 30 for the children of Judah have done evil in the things that I have given them shall pass my sight, saith the Lord: they have set their away from them. abominations in the house which is called by 14 Why do we sit still ? assemble yourselves, iny name, to pollute it.

and let us enter into the defenced cities, and let 31 And they have built the high places of To-us be silent there : for the LORD our God hath phet, whicb is in the valley of the son of Hin- puit us to silence, and given us water of gall to nom, to burn their sons and their daughters in drink, because we have sinned against the Lorn. the fire: which I comnianded them not, neither! 15 We looked for peace, but no good came; and came it into my heart.

for a time of health, and behold, trouble! 32. Therefore, behold, the days come, saith 16 The snorting of his horses was heard from the Lord, that it shall no more be called To-Dan; the whole land trembled at the sound of plier, nor The valley of the son of llinnom, but the neighing of his strong ones: for they are The valley of Slaughter: for they shall bury income, and have devoured the land, and all that Tophct, till there be to place.

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Their desperate estate berailed. CHAP. IX, X.

They are echorted to mourn 17 For behold, I will send serperts, cockatrices, 'whom neither they among you, which will not be charmed, and and I will send a sword after them, till I have they shall bite you, saith the LORD.

consumed them. 18' | When I would comfort myself against sor-| 17 | Thus saith the LORD of hosts. Consider row, my heart is faint in me.

ye, and call for the mourning women, that they 19 Behold the voice of the cry or the daughter may come; and send for cunning women, that of iny people because of them that dwell in a far they may come: country: Is not the LORD in Zion ? is not her 18 And let them make haste, and take up a Xing in her ? Why have they provoked me to wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with anger with their graven innages, and with strange lears, and our eyelids gush out with waters. vanities?

19 For a voice of wailing is hcard out of Zion, 20 The harvest is past, the summer is ended, low are we spoiled! we are greatly confound and we are not saved.

ed, because we have forsaken the land, because 21 For the hurt of the daughter of my people our dwellings have cast 113 out. am I hurt; I am black; astonishment hath taken 20 Yet hear the word of the LORD, O ye wo hold on me.

nen, and let your ear receive the word of his 22 13 there no balm in Gilead; is there no phy-mouth, and teach your daughters wailing, and sician there? why then is not the health of the every one hier neighbour lamentation. daughter of my people recovered ?

| 21 For death is come up into our windows, and CUAP. IX.

jis entered into our palaces, to cut off the children Jeremiah's lamentation.

from without, and the young men from the streets, nu that my head were waters, and nine eyes 22 Speak, Tous saith the LORD, Even the car.

U a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and casses of men shall fall as dung upon the open night for the slain of the daughter of my people!(field, and as the handful after the harvest-niali.

2 Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging-and none shall gather them. place of way-faring men ; that I might Icave niy| 23 1 Thus saith the LORD, Led not the wise people, and go from them! for they be all adul-man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty ierers, an assembly of treacherous men. . man glory in his might, let not the rich man

3 And they bend their tongues like their bow glory in his riches : for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth. 24 But let him that glorieth, glory in this, that upon the earth; for they procecd from evil to lie understandeth and knoweth me, that I am evil, and they know not ine, saith the LORD. (the LORD which exercise loving-kindness, judy

4 Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and ment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in trust ye not in any brother: for every brother these things I delight, saith the LORD. will utterly supplant, and every neiglıbour will 25 Behold, the days coine, saith the LORD, walk with slanders.

that I will punish all them which are circumci5 And they will deceive every one his neigh-sed with the uncircumcised; bour, and will not speak the truth: they liavel 26 Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the chiltauglit their tongue to speak lies, and weary dren of Aminou, and Moab, and all that are in themselves to commit iniquity.

the utmost corners, that dwell in the wildero Thy habitation is in the midst of deceit; ness: for all these nations are uncircumcised, through deceit they refuse to know me, saith and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in the LORD.

the lieart. 7 Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, Be

CHIAP. X. hold. I will melt them, and try them: for how

Disparity between God and idols. shall I do for the daughter of my people ? TEAR ye the word which the LORD speak

8 Their tongue is as an arrow shot out: itu etk unto you, O house of Israel : sreaketh deceit : one speaketh peaceably to his 2 Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of dieighbour with his mouth, but in heart he lay- the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of eth his wait.

heaven: for the heathen are dismayed at them. 91 Shall I not visit them for these things ? 3 For the customs of the people are vain: for saith the LORD shall not my soul be avenged one cultetla a tree out of the forest, the work of on such a nation as this?

the hands of the workman, with the axe. 10 For the mountains will I take up a weeping 4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they and wailing, and for the habitations of the wilfasten it with nails and with hammers, that it derness a lamentation, because they are burnedlinove not. up, so that none can pass through them ; neither 5 They are upright as tlie palm-tree, but speak can men hear the voice of the cattle: both the not: they must needs be borne, because they fowl of the heavens and the beast are fled; they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they canare gone.

not do evil, neither also is it in them to do good. J1 And I will make Jerusalem heaps, and a den 6 Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, of dragons; and I will make the cities of Judah Lord; thou art great, and thy name is great in desolate, without an inhabitant.

might, | 12 11 Who is the wise man, that may under 7 Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? stand this? and who is he to whoni the mouth of for to thee doth it appertain: forasmuch as among the LORD hath spoken, that he may declare it, all the wise men of the nations, and in all their for what the land perisheth and is burned up kingdoms, there is none like unto thee. like a wilderness, that none passeth tlırough ? 8 But they are altogether brutish and foolish :

13 And the LORD saith, Because they have for-the stock is a doctrine of vanities. saken my law which I set before them, and have 9 Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarnot obeyed my voice, neither walked therein; shish, and gold froin Uphaz, the work of the

14 But have walked after the imagination of workman, and of the hands of the founder: blue their own heart, and after Baalim, which their and purple is their clothing: they are all the fathers taught them:

work of cunning men. 15 Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, thel 10 But the Lord is the true God, he is the liv. God of Israel ; Behold, I will feed thein, even ing God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath this people, with wormwood, and give them the earth shall trenible, and the nations shall not water of gall to drink.

be able to abide his iudignation. 16 I will scatter them also among the heathen, Il Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that

The spoil of the tabernacle, be. ' JEREMIATI

Great evils threatened have not made the heavens and the earth, enen but walked overy one in the imagination of their they shall perish froin the earth, and from under evil heart: therefore I will bring upon them all these heavens.

the words of this covenant, which I command12 He hath made the earth by his power, he ea thein to do; but they did them not. hath established the world by his wisdom, and 9 And the LORD said unto me, A conspiracy is hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion. found among the men of Judah, and anong the

13 When he uttereth his voice, there is a mul- inhabitants of Jerusalem. titude of waters in the heavens, and he causeth 10 They are turned back to the iniquities of the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; their foretathers, which refused to hear my he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth words; and they went after other goils to serve forth the wind out of his treasures.

them: the house of Israel and the house of Ju14 Every man is brutish in his knowledge : dalı have broken ny covenant which I niade every founder is confounded by the graven in- with their fathers. age: for his molten image is falsehood, and there III Therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, I is no breath in them.

will bring evil upon them which they shall not 15 They are vanity, and the work of errors: in be able to escape; and though they shall cry the tiine of their visitation they shall perish. unto me, I will not hearken ulito them.

16 The Portion of Jacob is not like then: for 1? Then shall the cities of Judah and inhabi. he is the former of all things; and Israel is the tants of Jerusalem go, and cry unto the gods unto rod of his inheritance: The LORD of hosts is his whom they offer incense: but they shall not save nine.

them at all in the tinie of their trouble. 17 1 Gather up thy wares out of the land, o 13 For according to the number of thy cities inhabitant of the fortress.

were thy gois, 0 Judah; and according to the 18 For thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will sling number of the streets of Jerusalem have ye set out the inhabitants of the land at this once, and up altars to that shameful thing, even altars to will distress them that they may find it 80. biru incense umto. Baal.

19 Wo is me for my hurt! my wound is 14 Therefore pray not thou for this people, neiprievous: but I said, Truly this is a grief, and ther lift up a cry or prayer for them: for I will I must bear it. .

not hear them in the tinie that they cry unto nie 20 My tabernacle is spoiled, and all my cords for their trouble. are broken: my children are gone forth of jne, 15 What hath my beloved to do in my liouse, and they are not: there is none to stretch forth sceing she hath wrought lewdness with many : ony tent any more, and to set up my curtains and the holy flesh is passed from thee? when

1 For the pastors are become bruiish, and have thou doest evil, then thou rejoicest. not song hit the Lord: therefore they shall not 16 The LORD called thy name, A green oliveprosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered. tree, fair, and of goodly fruit: with the noise of

32 Behold, the noise of the bruit is come, and a a great tumult he hath kindled fire upon it, aud great coinmotion ont of the north country, to the branches of it are broken. make the cities of Judah desolate, and a den of 17 For the Lord of hosts, that planted thee. dragons.

hath pronounced evil against thee, for the evil 23 TO LORD, I know that the way of man is of the house of Israel and of the house of Judah, not in hiniself: it is not in man that walketh to which they have done agaiust themselves to prodirect his steps.

voke me to anger in offering incense unto Baal. 94 O LORD. correct me, but with judgment; not 18 1 And the LORD hath given me knowledge in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing. lof it, and I know it: then thou shewedst me

25 l'our out thy fury upon the heathen that their doings. know thee not, and upon the families that call 9 But I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought not on thy name: for they have eaten up Jacob, to the slaughter; and I knew not that they had and devoured him, and consumed him, and have devised devices against me, saying, Let us de made his habitation desolate.

stroy the tree with the fruit thereof, and let us CHIAP. XI.

cut him off from the land of the living, that his God's covenant proclaimed.

nanie may be no more remembered. M ITE word that came to Jeremiah from the 20 But, O LORD of hosts, that judgest righteousI LORD, saying,

ly, that triest the reins and the heart, let me see 2 Hear ye the words of this covenant, and speak thy vengeance on them: for unto thee have I into the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants revealed iny cause. of Jerusalem;

121 Therefore thus saith the LORD of the men 3 And say thou unto them, Thus saith the Lord of Anathott., that seek thy life, saying, PropheGod of Israel: Cursed be the man that obeyeth sy not in the naine of the LORD, that thou die not the words of this covenant,

not by our hand : 4 Which I commanded your fathers in the day 22 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, Bethat I brought them forth out of the land of loid, I will punish them: the young men shall Eyynt, from the iron furnace, saying, Obey my die by the sword; their sons and their daughters voice, and do them, according to all which I shall die by famine: cornmand you : so shall ye be my people, and I 23 And there shall be no remnant of them : for will be your God:

I will bring evil upon the men of Anathoth, even 5 That I may perform the oath which I have the year of their visitation. swom unto your fathers, to give them a land

CIIAP. XII. flowing with milk and honey, as it is this day. Prosperity of the wicked lamented. Then answered I, and said, So be it, O Lord. DIGHTEOUS art thou, O LORD, when I plead 6 Then the LORD said unto me, Proclaiin all with thee: yet let me talk with thee of thy these words in the cities of Judah, and in the judgments: Wherefore doth the way of the wickstreets of Jerusalem, saying, Hear ye the words ed prosper ? hoherefore are all they happy that of this covenant, and do them.

deal very treacherously? 7 For I earnestly protested unto your fathers 2 Thou hast planted thein, yea, they have taken in the day that I brought them up out of the land root: they grow, yea, they bring forth fruit: thout of Egypt, even unto this day, rising early and art near in their mouth, and far from their reins. protesting, saying, Obey my voice.

| 3 But thou, O LORD, knowest me: thou hast 8 Yet they obeyed not, nor inclined their ear, Iseen me, and tried my heart toward thee: pull

Return from captivity promised. CHAP. XIII, XIV. The Jeros ezkorled to repent. them out like sheep for the slaughter, and pre-| 8 Then the word of the LORD came unto me, pare them for the day of slaughter.

saying, 4 How long shall the land mourn, and the herbs 9 Thus saith the LORD, After this manner will of every field wither, for the wickedness of thein I mar the pride of Judah, and the great pride of that dwell therein ? the beasts are consumed, and Jerusalem. the birds; because they said, He shall not see 10 This evil people, which refuse to hear my our last end.

words, which walk in the imagination of their 51 I thou hast run with the footmen, and they heart, and walk after other gods, to serve them, have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend and to worship thein, shall even be as this gir. with horses ? and if in the land of peace, wherein dle, which is good for nothing. thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt 11 For as the girdle cleaveth to the loins of a thou do in the swelling of Jordan ?

iman, so have I caused to cleave unto ine the 6 For even thy brethren, and the house of thy whole house of Israel and the whole house or father, even they have dealt treacherously with Judah, saith the LORD; that they niight be unto chce; yca, they have called a multitude after me for a people, and for a name, and for a praise, thee: believe them not, though they speak fair and for a glory: but they would not hear. words unto thee.

| 12 1 Therefore thou shalt speak unto them this 7! I have forsaken my house, I have lent my word; Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Every heritage; I have given the dearly beloved of my bottle shall be filled with wine: and they shall soul into the hand of her enemies.

say umto thee, Do we not certainly know that 8 My heritage is unto me as a lion in the forest : every bouile shall be filled with wine? it crieth out against me: therefore bavel hated it. 13 Then shalt thou say unto them, Thus snith

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the birds found about are against her; come ye, of this land, even the kings that sit upon David's assemble all the beasts of the field,come to devour. throne, and the priests, and the prophets, and all

10 Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, with drunkenness. they have trodden niy portion under foot, shey) 14 And I will dash them one against another, have made my pleasant portion a desolate wil- even the fathers and the sons together, saith the derness.

LORD: I will not pity, nor spare, nor have merJI They have made it desolate, and being de-cy, but destroy them.

unto me; the whole land is 15 x Hcar ye, and give ear; be not proud : for made desolate, because no man layeth it to heart. the Lord hath spoken.

12 The spoilers are come upon all high places J6 Give glory to the LORD your God, before through the wilderness : for the sword of the he cause darkness, and before your feet stumble J.ORD shall devour from the one end of the land upon the dark mountains, and while ye look for even to the other end of the land: no flesh shall light, he turn it into the shadow of death, and have peace.

make it gross darkness. 13 They have sown wheat, but shall reapthorns: 17 But if ye will not hear it, my soul shall they have put themselves to pain, but shall not weep in secret places for your pride: and mine profit; and they shall be ashamed of your reve- eye shall weep sore, and run down with tears, pues because of the fierce anger of the LORD. because the LORD's flock is carried away captive.

14 1 Thus saith the LORD against all mine evil 18 Say unto the king and to the queen, Humineighbours, that touch the inheritance which I ble yourselves, sit down: for your principalities have caused my people Israel to inherit; Behold, shall coine down, even the crown of your glory. I will pluck them out of their land, and pluck 19 The cities of the south shall be shut up, and out the house of Judah froin among them. none shall open them: Judah shall be carried

15 And it shall come to pass, after that I have away captive all of it, it shall be wholly carricit plucked them out I will return, and have coin-away captive. pilssion on them, and will bring them again, everyl 20 Lift up your eyes, and behold them that man to his heritage, and every man to his laud. come from the north: where is the flock that 16 And it shall come to pass, if they will dili-was given thee, thy beautiful flock?

people, to swear byl 21 What wilt thou say when he shall punish niy name, The Lord liveth; as they taught my thee? for thou hast tauglit them to be captains, people to swear by Baal; then shall they be built and as chief over thee: shall not sorrows take in the midst of iny people.

thee, as a woman in travail ?" 17 But if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck! 22 i And if thou say in thy heart, Wherefore up and destroy that nation, saith the LORD. come these things upon nie? For the greatness CIIAP. XIU.

of thine iniquity are thy skirts discovered, and The type of a linen girdle.

thy heels made bare. TVHUS gaith the Lord unto me, Go and get 23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the 1 thee a linen girdle, and put it upon thy loins, leopard his spots ? then may ye also do good, and put it not in water.

that are accustomed to do evil. 2 So I got a girdle according :o the word of thel 24 Therefore will I scatter them as the grubble LORD, and put it on my loins.

that passeth away by the wind of the wilderness. 3 And the word of the LORD came unto me thel 25 This is thy lot, the portion or thy measures second time, saying,

from me, saith the LORD; because thou hast 4 Take the girdle that thou hast got, which is forgotten me, and trusted in falsehood. upon thy loins, and arise, go to Euphrates, and 26 Therefore will I discover thy skirts upon hide it there in a hole of the rock.

thy face, that thy shame may appear. 5 So I went, and hid it by Euphrates, as the 27 I have seen thine adulteries, and thy neighLORD commanded me,

ings, the lewdness of thy whoredom, and thine 6 And it came to pass after many days, that abominations on the hills in the fields. Wo the LORD said unto ine, Arise, go to Euphrates, unto thee, O Jerusalem! wilt thou not be made and take the girdle from thence, which I com-clean? when shall at once be? manded thee to hide there.

CHIAP. XIV. 7 Then I went to Euphrates, and digged, and

A grievous dearth. took the girdle from the place where I had hid THE word of the LORD that came to Jereriiit: and behold, the girdle was marred, it was 1 ah concerning the dearth. profitable for nothing.

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break not thy covenant with its. 3 And their nobles have sent their little ones to 2! Are there any among the vanities of the Genthe waters: they came to the pits, and found no tiles that can cause rain ? or can the heavens water; they returned with their vessels empty; give showers? Art not thou he, O LORD our they were ashamed and confounded, and cover-God? therefore we will wait upon three for ed iheir heads.

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CHAP. XV. rain in the earth, the ploughmen were ashamed, i

· The rejection of the Jeros. they covered their heads.

MHEN said the LORD to me, Though Moses 5 Yea, the hind also calved in the field, and 1 and Samuel stood before me, yet my mind forsook it, because there was no grass.

could not be toward this people: cast them out 6 And the wild asses did stand in the high of my sight, and let them go forth places, they snuffed up the wind like dragons ; 2 And it shall come to pass, if they say unto incir eyes did fail, because there was no grass. thee, Whitler shall we go forth? then thou

7 10 LORD, though our iniquities testify Ishalt tell them, Thus saith the LORD; Such as against us, do thou at for tby nane's sake: for are for death, to death; and such as are for the our backslidings are many; we have sinned sivord, to the sword; and such as are for the against thee.

I famine, to the famine; and such as are for the ♡ O the Hone of Israel, the Saviour thereof in captivity, to the captivity.

us. Use the Sovie...honne indamine, tuletamine; and time of trouble, why shouldest thou be as a 3 And I will appoint over them four kinds, saith stranger in the land, and as a wayfaring man the LORD the sword to slay, and the dogs to that turneth aside to tarry for a night?

tear, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts 9 Why shouldest thou be as a nan astonished.lof the earth, to devour and destroy. as a mighty man that cannot save? yet thou, O 4 And I will cause them to be removed into all JORD, art in the midst of us, and we are called kingdoms of the earth, because of Manasseh the by thy name; Icave us not.

Ison of llezekiah king of Judalı, for that which 10 * Thus saith the Lord unto this people, he did in Jerusalem. Thus have they loved to wander, they have noi 5 For who shall have pity upon thee, O Jeritrefrained their feet, therefore the LORD doth salem ? or who shall bemoan thee? or who shall not accept them; he will now remember their go aside to ask how thou doest? iniquity, and visit their sinis.

16 Thou hast forsaken mc, saith the LORD, thoir 11 Then said the LORD unto me, Pray not for art gone backward: therefore will I stretch out this people for their good.

my hand against thee, and destroy thee; I ans 19 When they fast, I will not bear their cry: weary with repenting. and when they offer burnt-offering and an obia-7 And I will fan them with a fan in the gates tion, I will not accept them; but I will consume of the land; I will bereave them of children, I them by the sword, and by the fanine, and by will destroy my people, since they return hot the pesiilence.

from their ways. 13 Then said I, Ah Lord Gop! behold, the! 8 Their widows are increased to me above the prophets say unto theni, Ye shall not see the sand of the seas: I have brought upon them sword, neither shall we have famine; but I will against the mother of the young men a spoiler give you assured peace in this place.

at nooit-day: I have caused him to fall upon it 14 Then the LORD said unto ine, The prophets suddenly, and terrors upon the city. prophesy lies in my name : I sent them not, 9 She that hath borne seven languisheth: she neither have I commanded them, leitler spake hath given up the ghost; her sun is gone down unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vi- while it 10as yet day; she hath been ashanied sion and divination, and a thing of nought, aud and confounded : and the residue of them will 1 the deceit of their heart.

Ideliver to the sword betore their enemies, saitha 15 Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the LORD. the prophets that prophesy in uiy name, and I 10 1 Wo is me, my mother, that thou hast sent them not, yet they say, Sword and famine borne me a man ot' strife and a man of coniente shall not be in this land; By sword and famine tiou to the whole earth! I have neither lent on shall those prophets be consumed.

usury, nor men have lent to me on usury; yet 16 And tlie people to whom they prophesy shall every one of them doth curse me. be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem, because 11 The LORD said, Verily it shall be well with of the famine, and the sword; and they shall thy remnant; verily I will cause the enemy 10 have none to bury them, them, their wives, nor entreat thee well in the time of evil and in the their sons, nor their daughters: for I will pour time of affliction. their wickedness upon them.

12 Shall iron break the northern iron and the 17 | Therefore thou shalt say this word unto stcel? them; Let mine eyes run down with tears night 13 Thy substance and thy treasiires will I give and day, and let them not cease : for the virgin to the spoil without price, and that for all thy daughter of my people is broken with a great sins, even in all thy bordeks. breach, with a very grievous blow.

14 And I will make thee to pass with thine ere. 18 If I go forth into the field, then behold the mies into a land which thou knowest not: for a slain with the sword! and if I enter into the fire is kindled in mine anger, which shall burn city, then behold them that are sick with fa- upon you. mine! yea, both the prophet and the priest gol i5 1 0 LORD, thout knowest : remember me, about into a land that they know not.

and visit me, and revenge me of my persecutors; 19 Hast thou utterly rejected Judalı? hath thy take ine not away in thy long-suttering: kuow soul loathed Zion? Why hast thou smitten us, that for thy sake I have suffered rebuke. and there is no healing for us? we looked for 16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them: peace, and there is no good; and for the time and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of healing, and behold trouble!

Tot my heart: for I am called by thy name, a 20 We acknowledge, O LORD, our wickedness, I LORD God of hosts. and the iniquity of our fathers : for we have 17 | sat not in the assembly of the inockers, sinned against thee.

nor rejoiced; I sat alone because of thy hand: 21 Do not abhor us; for thy name's sake, dol for thou hast filled me with indignation.

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