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Egypt to sojourn there, ana they shall all be people, and to all the women, Hear the word consumed, and fallin the land of Egypt; they of the LORD, all Judah thai are in the land shall even be consumed by the sword, and by of Egypt; the fanine: they shall die, from the least even 25 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God unto the greatest, by the sword and by the fa- of Israel, saying, Ye and your wives have mine; and they shall be an execration and an both spoken willi your mouths, and fulfilled astonishment, and a curse, and a reproach with your hand, saying; We will surely per

13 For I will punish them that dwell in form our vows that we have vowed, to bura the land of Egypi, as I have punished Jeru- incense to the queen of heaven, and 10 pour saleın, by the sword, by the famine, and by out drink-offerings unto her: ye will surely the pestilence :

accomplish your vows, and surely performa 14 So that none of the remnant of Judah, your vows. which are gone into the land of Egypt to so- 26 Therefore hear ye the word of the journ there, shall escape or remain that they Lord, all Judah that dwell in the land of should return unto the land of Judah, to the Egypt; Behold, I have sworn by my great which they have a desire to return to dwell name, saith the LORD, that my name shall there; for none shall return but such as shall no more be named in the mouth of any man escape.

of Judah in all the land of Egypi, saying, 15 | Then all the men which knew that The Lord God liveth. their wives had burned incense unto other 27 Behold, I will watch over them for evil gods, and all the women that stood by, a great and not for good; and all the men of Judal multitude, even all the people that dwelt in that are in the land of Egypt shall be con the land of Egypt, in Pathros, answered sumed by the sword and by the famine, un Jeremiah, saying,

til there be an end of them. 16 As for the word that thou hast spoken 28 Yet a small number that escape the unto us in the name of the LORD, we will sword shall return out of the land of Egypt not hearken unto thee:

into the land of Judah ; and all the remnant 17 But we will certainly do whatsoever thing of Judah, that are gone into the land of goeth forth out of vur own mouth, to burn Egypt to sojourn there, shall know whose incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour words shall stand, mine, or theirs. out drink-offerings unto her, as we have done, 29 [ And this slull be a sign unto you, we, and our fathers,our kings,and our princes, saith the LORI), that I will punish you in this in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Je- place, that ye may know that my words shał rusalem : for then had we plenty of victuals, surely stand against you for evil: and were well, and saw no evil.

30 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I wil 13 But since we left off to burn incense to give Pharaoh-hophra king of Egypt into the the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink- hand of his enemies, and into the hand o offerings unto her, we have wanted all things,' them that seek his life; as I gave Zedekiał and have been consumed by the sword and, king of Judah into the hand of Nebuchad by the famine.

rezzar king of Babylon, his enemy, and cha 19 And when we burned incense to the sought his life. queen of heaven, and poured out drink

CHAP. XLV. worship her, and pour out drink-offerings spake unto Baruch the son of Neriah, unto her, without our men ?

when he had written these words in a book 20 1 Then Jeremiah said unto all the peo- at the mouth of Jeremiah, in the fourth yeas ple, to the men, and to the women, and 10 of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Ju all the people which had given him that an-dah, saying, swer, saying,

2 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, 21 The incense that ye burned in the cities unto thee, O Baruch ; of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, 3 Thou didst say, Woe is me now! for the ye, and your fathers, your kings, and your LORD hath added grief to my sorrow; I princes, ard 9 people of the land, did not fainted in my sighing, and I find no rest. the Lord remember them, and came it not 4 T Thus shalt thou say unto him, The into his mind?

LORD saith thus, Behold, that which I have 22 So that the Luim could no longer bear, built will I break down, and that which I have because of the evil of your doings, and be- planted I will pluck up, even this whole land. cause of the abominations which ye have 5 And seekest thou great things for thyself? committed ; therefore is your land a desola- seek them not: for, behold, I will bring evil tion, and an astonishment, and a curse, with- upon all flesh, saith the LORD; but thy life out an inhabitant, as at this day.

will give unto thee for a prey in all places 23 Because ye have burned incense, and whither thou goest. because ye have sinned against the LORD,

CHAP. XLVI. and have got the yed the voice of the LORD' THE word of the Lord which came to in his testimonies; theretore this evil is hap- tiles; pened unto you, as at this day.

2 Against Egypt, against the army of Pha * Morcover, Jeremiah said unto all thelraoh-nccho king of Egypt, which was by utie

river Euphrates in Carchemish, which Ne-| Noph shall be waste and desolate without buchadrezzar king of Babylon smote in the an inhabitant. fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah 20 Egypt is like a very fair heiser, but deking of Judah.

struction cometh; it cometh out of the north. 3 Order ye the buckler and shield, and 21 Also her hired men are in the midst of draw near to battle.

her like falted bullocks; for they also are 4 Harness the horses; and get up, ye horse- zurned back, and are fled away together : men, and stand forth with your helmets; fur- they did not stand, because the day of their bish the spears, and put on the brigandines. calamity was come upon them, and the time

5 Wherefore have I seen them dismayed of their visitation. and turned away back ? and their mighty 22 The voice thereof sball go like a serpent; ones are beaten down, and are fled apace, for they shall march with an army, and come and look not back : for fear was round about, against her with axes, as hewers of wood. saith the LORD.

23 They shall cut down her forest, saith the 6 Let not the swift flee away, nor the LORD, though it cannot be searched; because mighty man escape ; they shall stumble and they are more than the grasshoppers, and fall toward the north by the river Euphrates. are innumerable.

7 Who is this that cometh up as a flood, 24 The daughter of Egypt sha!! be con. whose waters are moved as the rivers ? founded : she shall be delivered into the hand

8 Egypt riseth np like a food, and his wa- of the people of the north, ters are moved like the rivers, and he saith, 25 The Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, I will go up, and will cover the earth; I will saith, Behold, I will punish the multitude of destroy the city, and the inhabitants there. No, and Pharaoh, and Egypt, with their gods, of.

and their kings; even Pharaoh, and all them 9 Come up, ye horses; and rage, ye cha- that trust in him : riots; and let the mighty men come forth ; 26 And I will deliver them into the hand the Ethiopians and the Libyans, that handle of those that seek their lives, and into the the shield; and the Lydians, that handle und hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, hend the bow.

and into the hand of his servants : and after10 For this is the day of the Lord God of ward it shall be inhabited, as in the days of hosts, a day of vengeance, that he may avenge old, saith the LORD. him of his adversaries : and the sword shall 27 1 But fear not thou, O my servant Jadevour, and it shall be satiate and made cob, and be not dismayed, O Israel : for, bedrunk with their blood; for the Lord God hold, I will save thee from afar off, and thy of hosts hath a sacrifice in the north country seed from the land of their captivity; and Jaby the river Euphrates.

cob shall return, and be in rest and at ease, 11 Go up into Gilead, and take balm, 0 and none shall make him afraid. virgin, the daughter of Egypt: in vain shalt 28 Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, thou use many mcdicines; for thou shalt not saith the LORD; for I am with thee: for i be cured.

will make a full end of all the nations whi. 12 The nations have heard of thy shame, ther I have driven thee; but I will not make and thy cry hath filled the land for the a full end of thee, but correct thee in meamighty man hath stumbled against the migh- sure: yet will I not leave thee wholly unty, and they are fallen both together. punished. remiah the prophet, how Nebuchadrezzar Theman dhe prophet against the Philis13 1 The word that the Lord spake to Je

CHAP. XLVII. king of Babylon should come and smite the land of Egypt.

lines, before that Pharaoh smote Gaza. 14 Declare ye in Egypt, and publish in Mig-2 Thus saith the LORD, Belicld, waters rise dol, and publish in Noph, and in Tahpaphes : up out of the north, and shall be an overflowsay ye, Stand fast, and prepare thee; for the ing food, and shall overflow the land, and all sword shall devour round about thee. that is therein; the city, and them that dwell

15 Why are thy valiant men swept away? therein : then the men shall cry, and all the they stood not, because the Lord did drive inhabitants of the land shall howl. them.

3 At the noise of the stamping of the hoofs 16 He made many to fall, yca, one fell upon of his strong horses, at the rushing of bis cla. another; and they said, Arise, and let us go riots, and at the ruinbling of his wheels, the again to our own people, and to the land of fathers shall not look back to their children our nativity, from the oppressing sword. for feebleness of hands;

17 They did cry there, Pharaoh king of 4 Because of the day that cometh to spoil Egypt is but a noise; he hath passed the ume all the Philistines, and to cut off from Tyrus appointed.

and Zidon every helper that remaineth; for 18 As I live, saith the King, whose name the LORD will spoil ihe Philistines, the remis The LORD of hosts, Surely as Tabor is nant of the couniry of Caplıtor. among the mountains, and as Carmel by the 5 Baldness is come upon Gaza; Ashkelon sea, so shall he come.

is cut off with the remnant of their valley: 19 O thou daughter dwelling in Egypt, how long wilt thou cut thyself? furnish thyself to go into captivity : for! 6 0 thou sword of the LORD, how long will û be ere thou he quiet? Put up thyself for the spoiler of Moab shall come upon theo into thy scabbard, rest, and be still. and he shall destroy thy strong holds.

7 How can it be quiet, seeing the LORD 190 inhabitant o Aroer, stand by the way, hath given it a charge against Ashkelon, and espy; ask him that feeth, and her that and against the sea-shore? there hath he escapeth, and say, What is done? appointed it.

20 Moab is confounded ; for it is broken CHAP. XLVIII.

down: hewl and cry; tell ye it in Arnon, A Mauad jaspoiled i

hosts, the God of Israel, Woe unto Nebo! 21 And judgment is come upon the plain for it is spoiled; Kiriathaim is confounded and country; upon Holon, and upon Jahazah, taken ; Misg ab is confounded and dismayed. and upon Mephaath,

2 There shall be no more praise of Moab : 22 And upon Dibon, and upon Nebo, and in Heshbon they have devised evil against upon Beth-diblathaiin, it; coine, and let us cut it off from being a 23 And upon Kiriathaim, and upon Beth nation : also thou shall be cut down, O Mad- gamul, and upon Beth-mcon, men; the sword shall pursue thee.

24 And upon Kerioth, and upon Bozrak, 3 A voice of' crying shull be from Horo- and upou all the cities of the land of Moab; paim, spoiling and great destruction.

far or near. 4 Moab is destroyed; her little ones have 25 The hora of Moab is cut off, and his caused a cry to be heard.

arm is broken, saith the LORD. 5 For in the going up of Luhith continual 26 91 Make ye him drunken; for he mag. weeping shall go up; for in the going down nifieth himself against the Lord: Moab also of Horonaim the enemies have heard a cry shall wallow in his vomit, and he also shall of destruction.

be in derision. 6 Flee, save your lives, and be like the 27 For was not Israel a derision upto thee? heath in the wilderness.

was he found among thieves ? for since thou 7. For because thou hast trusted in thy spakest of him, thou skippedst for joy. works, and in thy treasures, thou shalt also be 28 O ye that dwell in Moab, leave the citaken; and Chemosh shall go forth into cap-ties, and dwell in the rock, and be like the tivity with bis priests and his princes toge- cove that maketh her vest in the sides of the ther.

hole's mouth. 8 And the spoiler shall come upon every 29 We have heard the pride of Moah, (he city, and no city shall escape; the valley al- is exceeding proud,) his loftiness, and his ar. so shall perish, and the plain shall be de- rogancy, and his pride, and the haughtiness stroyed, as the Lord hath spoken.

of his heart. 9 Give wings unto Moab, that it nfay flee 30 I know his wrath, saith the LORD: but and get away: for the cities thereof shall be it shall not be so; his lies shall not so effect it. desolate, without any to dwell therein. 31 Therefore will I howl for Moab, and I

10 Cursed be he tbat doeth the work of the will cry out for all Moab; irine heart shal Lord deceitfully, and cursed be he that keep- mourn for the men of Kir-heres. eth back his sword from blood.

32 ( vine of Sibmah, I will weep for thee 11 | Moab hath been at ease from his with the weeping of Jazer : thy plants are youth, and he hath setiled on his lees, and gone over the sea, they reach ecen to the hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel, sea of Jazer: the spoiler is fallen upon thy neither hath be gone into captivity: there- summer-fruits, and upon thy vintage. fore his taste remained in him, and his scent 33 And joy and gladness is taken from the is not changed.

plentiful field, and from the land of Moab; 12 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith and I have caused wine to fail from the winethe LORD, that I will send unto him wander- presses: none shall tread with shouting; their ers, that shall cause him to wander, and shall shouting shall be no siouting: empty his vessels, and break their boules. 34. From the cry of Heshbon, even Uuto

13 And Moab'shall be asbained of Che- Elealeh, and even unto Jahaz, have they lite mosh, as the house of Israel was ashained of tered their voice, from Zoar eren unto HoroBeth-el their confidence.

nain, as an heifer of thrce years old; for the 14 f Ilow say ye, We are mighty and waters also of Nimrim shall be desolate. strong men for the war?

35 Moreover, I will cause to cease in Moab, 15 Moab is spoiled, and gone up out of her saith the Lorn, hin that offereth in the high cities, and his chosen young men are gone places, and him ahat burneth incense to his down to the slaughter, saith the King, whose gods. Rame is the Lord of hosts.

36 Therefore mine heart shall sound for 16 The calamily of Moab is near to come, Moab like pipes, and mine heart shall sound and his affliction hasteth fast.

Like pipes for the men of Kir-heres: because 17 All ye that are about him, bemoan him; the riches that he hath gotten are perished. and all yc that know his name, say, How is S7 For every head shall be bald, an levery the strong staff broken, and the beautiful beard clipped upon all the hands shall be rod!

cuttings, and upon the loins sackcloth. 18 Thou daughter that dost inhabit Dibon, 38 There shall be lamentation generally come dowy from tivy glory, and sit in thirsts upon all the tousc-lops of Moah, and in the


treets thereof: for I have broken Moab like man? is counsel perished from the prudent! ! vessel wherein is no pleasure, saith the is their wisdom vanished ? LORD.

8 Flee ye, turn back, dwell deep, O in 39 They shall howl, saying, How is it bro- habitants of Dedan; for I will bring the cacen down? how hath Moab turned the back lamity of Esau upon him, the time that I with shame! so shall Moab be a derision and will visit him. A dismaying to all them about him.

9 If grape-gatherers come to thee, would 40 For thus saith the LORD, Behold, he they not leave some gleaning-grapes ? if shall fly as an eagle, and shall spread his thieves by night, they will destroy till they wings over Moab.

have enough. 41 Kerioth is taken, and the strong holds 10 But I have made Esau bare, I have are surprised, and the mighty men's hearts uncovered his secret places, and he shall not in Moab at that day shall be as the heart of be able to hide himself: his seed is spoiled, a woman in her pangs.

and his brethren, and his neighbours, and he 42 And Moab shall be destroyed from be- is not. ing a people, because he hath magnified 11 Leave thy fatherless children, I will himself against the LORD.

preserve them alive; and let thy widows 43 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, shall trust in me. be upon thee, O inhabitant of Moab, saith 12 For thus saith the LORD, Behold, they the Lord.

whose judgment wus not to drink of the cup 44 He that fecth from the fear shall fall have assuredly drunken; and art thou he that into the pit ; and he that getteth up out of shall altogether go unpunished ? thou shalt the pit shall be taken ip the snare: for I will not go unpunished, but thou shalt surely bring upon it, even upon Moab, the year of drink

of it

. wheir visitation, saith the Lord.

13 For I have sworn by myself, saith the 45 They thai fied stood under the shadow LORD, that Bozralı shall become a desolaof Heshbon, because of the force : but a fire tion, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and shall come forth out of Heshbon, and a flame all the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes. rom the midst of Sihon, and shall devour 141 have heard a rumour from the LORD, he corner of Moab, and the crown of the and an ambassador is sent unto the heathen, Jead of the tumultuous opes.

svojing, Gather ye together and come against 46 Woe be unto thee, O Moab! the people her, and rise up to the battle. of Chemosh perisheth; for thy sons are ia- 15 For, lo, I will make thee small among ken captives, and thy daughters captives. the heathen, and despised among men.

47 | Yet will I bring again the captivity 16 Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, of Moab in the latter days, saith the LORD. and the pride of thine heart, O thou that Thus far is the judgment of Moab. dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holdest CHAP. XLIX.

the height of the hill; though thou shouldest YONCERNING the Ammonites,chus saith make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will no heir ? why then doth their king inherit LORD. Gad, and his people dwell in his cities? 17 Also Edom shall be a desolation;

2 Therefore, behold, the days coine, spith every one that goetli by it shall be astonishthe Lord, that I will cause an alarm of war ed, and shall hiss at all the plagues thereof. lu be beard in Rabbah of the Ammonites; 18 As in the overthrow of Sodom, and Goand it shall be a desolate heap, and her morrah, and the neighbour cities thereof, daughters shall be burned with fire: then saith the LORD, no man shall abide there, shall Israel be heir unto them that were his neither shall a son of man dwell in it. heirs, saith the Lord.

19 Behold, he shall come up like a lion 3 Howl, O Heshbon, for Ai is spoiled: from the swelling of Jordan against the hacry, ye daughters of Rabbah, gird you with bitation of the strong: but I will suddenly sackcloth ; lament, and run to and fro by make him run away from her; and who is the hedges; for their king shall go into capti- a chosen man, thut I may appoint over her? vity, and his priests and his princes together. for who is like me? and who will appoin.

4 Wherefore gloriest thou in the valleys, me the uime? and who is that shepherd that thy flowing valley, O backsliding daughter will stand before me? that trusted in her treasures, saying, Who. 20 Therefore hear the counsel of the LORD shall come unto me?

that he hath taken against Edom, and his 5 Behold, I will bring a scar upon thee, purposes that he hath purposed against the saith the Lord God of hosts, from all those inhabitants of Teman : Surely the least of that be about thee; and ye shall be driven the flock shall draw them out; surely he shall out every man right forth; and none shall make their habitations desolate with them. gather up him that wandereth.

21 The earth is moved at the noise of their 6 And afterward I will bring again the fall; at the cry the noise thereof was heard captivity of the children of Ammon, saith in the Red sea. the Lord.

22 Behold, he shall come up & yd fly as the 71 Concerning Edom, thus saith the eagle, and spread his wings'o ir BozrahLORD of hosts, Is wisdom no more in Tc-'and at that day shall the heart sthe mighty men of Edom be as the lieart of a wo-days, that I will bring again the captivity of man in her pangs.

Elam, saith the LORD. 23 11 Concerning Damascus, Hamath isi

CHAP. L. confounded, and Arpad ; for they have


THE word that the LORD spake against heard evil tidings; they are faint-hearted : Babylon, and against the land of the there is sorrow on the sea ; it cannot be quier. Chaldeans, by Jeremiah the prophet.

24 Damascus is waxed feeble, and iurn- 2 Declare ye among the nations, and pub. eth herself to flee, and fear hath seized on lish, and set up a standard; publish, and her: anguish and sorrows have taken her, as conceal not: say, Babylon is taken, Bel is a woman in travail.

confounded, Merodach is broken in pieces; 25 How is the city of praise not left, the her idols are confounded, her images are city of my joy!

broken in pieces. 26 Therefore her young men shall fall in S For out of the north there cometh up her streets, and all the men of war shall be a nation against her, which shall make her cut off in that day, saith the LORD of hosts. land desolate, and none shall dwell therein:

27 Aud I will kindle a fire in the wall of they shall remove, they shall depart, both Damascus, and it shall consume the palaces man and beast. of Ben-hadad.

4 1 In those days, and in that time, saith 28 97 Concerning Kedar, and concerning the Lord, the enildren of Israel shall come, the kingdoms of Hazor, which Nebuchad- they and the children of Judah together, gorezzar king of Babylon shall smite, thus saith ing and weeping: they shall go, and seek the the LORD, Arise ye, go up to Kedar, and Lord their God. spoil the men of the east.

5 They shall ask the way to Zion, witn 29 Their tents and their flocks shall they their faces thitherward, saring, Come, and take away: they shall take to themselves let us join ourselves to the Lord in a perpetheir curtains, and all their vessels, and their tual covenant that shall not be forgotten. camels; and they shall cry unto them, Fear 6 My people hath been lost sheep : their is on every side.

shepherds have caused them to go astray, 30 1 Flee, get you far off, dwell deep, Othey have turned them away on the mounye inhabitants of Hazor, saith the LORD; fortains: they have gone from mountain to hill, Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath taken they have forgotten their resting-place. counsel against you, and hath conceived a 7 All that found them have devoured them; purpose against you.

and their adversaries said, We offend not, 31 Arise, get yon up unto the wealthy na- because they have sinned against the LORD, tion, that dwelleth without care, saith the the habitation of justice; even the Lord, die LORD, which have neither gates nor bars, hope of their fathers. which dwell alone.

8 Remove out of the midst of Babylon, 32 And their camels shall be a booty, and and go forth out of the land of the Chalthe multitude of their cattle a spoil ; and I deans, and be as the he-goats before the will scaller into all winds them that are in tlocks. the utmost corners; and I will bring their ca- 91 For, lo, I will raise, and cause to come lamity from all sides thereof, saith the Lord. up against Babylon, an assembly of great na.

33 And Hazor shall be a dwelling for dra- tions from the north country: and they shal! gons, and a desolation for ever: there shall no set themselves in array against her; from inan abide there, nor any son of man dwell thence she shall be taken : their arrows shall in it.

be as of a mighty expert man; none shall re34 T The word of the LORD that came to turn in vain. Jeremiah the prophet against Elam, in the 10 And Chaldea shall be a spoil: all that beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of spoil her shall be satisfied, saith the Lord. Judah, saying,

11 Because ye were glad, because ye re35 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Behold, joiced, 0 ye destroyers of mine heritage, bc I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of cause ye are grown fat as the heifer at grass, their might.

and bellow as bulls; 36 Aud upon Elam will I bring the four 12 Your mother shall be sore confounded; wiuds from the four quarters of heaven, and she that bare you shall be ashamed: behold, will scalter them toward all those winds; the hindermost of the nations shall be a wil. and there shall be no nation whither the out- derness, a dry land, and a desert. casts of Elam shall not come.

13 Because of the wrath of the Lord it shall 37 For I will cause Elam to be dismayed not be inhabited, but it shall be wholly desobefore their enemies, and before then ihat late : every one that goeth by Babylon shall seek their life; and I will bring evil upon be astonished, and hiss at all her plagues. them, even my fierce anger, saith the LORD; 14 Put yourselves in array against Babyand I will send the sword after them, till I lon round about : all ye that bend the bow, have consumed them :

shoot at her, spare no arrows; for she hath 33 And I will set my throne in Elam, and sinned against the LORD. will destroy, from thence the king and the 15 Shout against her round about; she hath princes, saith the LORD.

given her hand: her foundations are fallen, 39 T But it shall come to pass in the latter her walls are thrown down ; for it is the ven

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