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The destruction of her enemies foretold. CHAP. LI. God's severe judgments against Babylon.

also caught, because thou hast striven 39 "Therefore the wild beasts of the
against the LORD.

desert with the wild beasts of the islands 25 The Lord hath opened his armoury, shall dwell there, and the owls shall dwell . Isai. 13. y Isai. 13. s. and hath brought forth 'the weapons of therein : tand it shall be no more inha- 21. 24.

his indignation: for this is the work of bited for ever; neither shall it be dwelt 37. Rev. 18.
the Lord God of hosts in the land of the in from generation to generation.
Chaldeans.

40 “As God overthrew Sodom and
26 Come against her + from the ut- Gomorrah and the neighbour cities there- 25. Ipai. 13.

most border, open her storehouses : of, saith the LORD; so shall no man abide 18. & 31.36. Or, tread || cast her up as heaps, and destroy her there, neither shall any son of man dwell

utterly: let nothing of her be left. therein.

27 Slay all her bullocks; let them go 41 * Behold, a people shall come from a variach.

down to the slaughter: woe unto them! the north, and a great nation, and many kevese? a.ch. 18. 4. for their day is come, the time of their kings shall be raised up from the coasts visitation.

of the earth. 28 The voice of them that free and 42 "They shall hold the bow and they eh. 6. . h.ch. 51. 10, escape out of the land of Babylon, bto lance: "they are cruel, and will not shew 18.

declare in Zion the vengeance of the LORD mercy: their voice shall roar like the a Isai. 5. 30. our God, the vengeance of his temple. sea, and they shall ride upon horses,

29 Call together the archers against every one put in array, like a man to the Babylon: all ye that bend the bow, battle, against thee, O daughter of Babylon. camp against it round about; let none 43 The king of Babylon hath heard the

thereof escape: "recompense her accord- report of them, and his hands waxed Rev. 18.6. ing to her work; according to all that she feeble: Đanguish took hold of him, and e laai. 47.10. hath done, do unto her: for she hath pangs as of a woman in travail.

been proud against the LORD, against the 44 Behold, he shall come up like a &c. Holy One of Israel.

lion from the swelling of Jordan unto the 30 'Therefore shall her young men habitation of the strong: but I will make fall in the streets, and all her men of war them suddenly run away from her: and shall be cut off in that day, saith the Lord. who is a chosen man, that I may appoint

31 Behold, I am against thee, O thou over her? for who is like me? and who + Heb.pride. † most proud, saith the Lord God of hosts: will || appoint me the time? and who is there were

for 6 thy day is come, the time that I will that shepherd that will stand before me? a Job 41.10. visit thee.

45 Therefore hear ye the counsel of e Isai. 14. + Heb.pride. 32 And + the most proud shall stumble the LORD, that he hath taken against Ba- 31

: &c. ch. and fall, and none shall raise him up: bylon; and his purposes, that he hath 1 ch. 21.14. and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and purposed against the land of the Chal

it shall devour all round about him. deans: Surely the least of the flock shall

33 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; draw them out: surely he shall make The children of Israel and the children their habitation desolate with them. of Judah were oppressed together: and 46 'At the noise of the taking of Ba- " Rev. 18. 9. all that took them captives held them fast; bylon the earth is moved, and the cry is they refused to let them go.

heard among the nations. 34 'Their Redeemer is strong; "the k Isaí. 17. 4 LORD of hosts is his name: he shall

CHAP. LI. throughly plead their cause, that he may

1 The severe judgment of God against Baby

lon in revenge of Israel. 59 Ieremiah degive rest to the land, and disquiet thè in- livereth the book of this prophecy to Seraiah, habitants of Babylon.

to be cast into Euphrates, in token of the 35 9 A sword is upon the Chaldeans, perpetual sinking of Babylon.

saith the Lord, and upon the inhabitants 1 Dan. 5- 30. of Babylon, and upon her princes, and

VHUS saith the LORD; Behold, I will
THUS

raise up against Babylon, and against
upon "her wise men.
them that dwell in the midst of them * Heb.heart

. 36 A sword is "upon the || + liars; and that rise up against me, a destroying wind;

a 9 Kings Or, ching they shall dote: a sword is upon her 2 And will send unto Babylon fan- .

mighty men; and they shall be dismayed. ners, that shall fan her, and shall empty

37 A sword is upon their horses, and her land: 'for in the day of trouble they e ch.50.34. upon their chariots, and upon all othe shall be against her round about.

mingled people that are in the midst of 3 Against him that bendeth d let the d ch. 59. ių. Rab. 3. 13. her; and Pthey shall become as women: archer bend his bow, and against him that

a sword is upon her treasures; and they lifteth himself up in his brigandine: and
shall be robbed.

spare ye not her young men; destroy ye
38 ? A drought is upon her waters; and utterly all her host.
The Rer. they shall be dried up: for it is the land 4 Thus the slain shall fall in the land
ver. 2. ch. of graven images, and they are mad upon of the Chaldeans, "and they that are le solo

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thrust through in her streets.

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God's severe judgments

JEREMIAH.

denounced against Babylon. 5 For Israel hath not been forsaken, nor ance: the LORD of hosts is his name. Judah of his God, of the Lord of hosts; 20 °Thou art my battle ax and weathough their land was filled with sin pons of war: for || with thee will I break against the Holy One of Israel.

in pieces the nations, and with thee will 5. ch. sok 6 5 Flee out of the midst of Babylon, I destroy kingdoms;

and deliver every man his soul: be not 21 And with thee will I break in pieces her: b ch.50.15, cut off in her iniquity; for this is the the horse and his rider; and with thee

time of the Lord's vengeance; "he will will I break in pieces the chariot and his
render unto her a recompence.

rider;
7 Babylon hath been a golden cup in 22' With thee also will I break in pieces

the Lord's hand, that made all the earth man and woman; and with thee will I 1 Rev. 14.8. drunken: the nations have drunken of break in pieces Pold and young; and with Chron. * m Ch. 25. 16. her wine; therefore the nations are mad. thee will I break in picces the young man 17.

8 Babylon is suddenly "fallen and de- and the maid;
stroyed: howl for her; Ptake balm for 23 I will also break in pieces with thee
her pain, if so be she may be healed. the shepherd and his flock; and with thee

9 We would have healed Babylon, but will I break in pieces the husbandman Isai. 13.4. she is not healed: forsake her, and let and his yoke of oxen; and with thee will

us go every one into his own country: I break in pieces captains and rulers. Rev. 18. 5. "for her judgment reacheth unto heaven, 24 ? And I will render unto Babylon.se. 15 and is lifted up even to the skies.

and to all the inhabitants of Chaldea all 10 The Lord hath 'brought forth our their evil that they have done in Zion in + ch.50 28. righteousness: come, and let us * declare your sight, saith the LORD.

in Zion the work of the LORD our God. 25 Behold, I am against thee, 'O de- 2ech.

11 Make + bright the arrows; gather stroying mountain, saith the LORD, which * Heb pure. the shields: Sthe Lord hath raised up destroyest all the earth: and I will stretch

the spirit of the kings of the Medes : "for out mine hand upon thee, and roll thee y ch. 50.45. his device is against Babylon, to destroy down from the rocks, 'and will make thee 2 ch.50. 28. it; because it is 'the vengeance of the a burnt mountain.

LORD, the vengeance of his temple. 26 And they shall not take of thee a

12 "Set up the standard upon the walls stone for a corner, nor a stone for foun

of Babylon, make the watch strong, set dations; " but thou shalt be + desolate for Heb. liers up the watchmen, prepare the tambushes: ever, saith the LORD.

for the Lord hath both devised and done 27 "Set ye up a standard in the land,
that which he spake against the inhabit- blow the trumpet among the nations,
ants of Babylon.

prepare the nations against her, call tob Rev. 17.1,

13 "O thou that dwellest upon many gether against her 'the kingdoms of Ara- 4ch. * * waters, abundant in treasures, thine end rat, Minni, and Ashchenaz; appoint a is come, and the measure of thy covetous captain against her; cause the horses to

come up as the rough caterpillers. 14 «The Lord of hosts hath sworn 28 Prepare against her the nations Heb, by t by himself, saying, Surely I will fill thee with the kings of the Medes, the cap

with men, das with caterpillers; and they tains thereof, and all the rulers thereof, + Heb.utter. shall + lift up a shout against thee. and all the land of his dominion.

15 'He hath made the earth by his 29 And the land shall tremble and 6. ch. 10.12, power, he hath established the world by sorrow: for every purpose of the LORD

his wisdom, and Bhath stretched out the shall be performed against Babylon, . to 1. 2. vet? & Job 9.8. heaven by his understanding.

make the land of Babylon a desolation & 16 - When he uttereth his voice, there without an inhabitant. I Or, noise. is a || multitude of waters in the heavens; 30 The mighty men of Babylon have i Ps. 135. 7. and the causeth the vapours to ascend forborn to fight, they have remained in

from the ends of the earth: he maketh their holds: their might hath failed; lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth they became as women; they have burn-bahan the wind out of his treasures.

ed her dwellingplaces ; her bars are se 17 Every manll is brutish by his broken. more brutish knowledge; every founder is confounded 31 «One post shall run to meet an

by the graven image: 'for his molten other, and one messenger to meet another, I ch.50.2. image is falsehood, and there is no breath to shew the king of Babylon that his city in them. is taken at one end,

e ch.30 . 18 m They are vanity, the work of er- 32 And that the passages are stopped, Nic.4 rors: in the time of their visitation they and the reeds they have burned with fire,

and the men of war are affrighted. 19 The portion of Jacob is not like 33 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, Or, is the them; for he is the former of all things: the God of Israel; The daughter of Barone and Israel is the rod of his inherit- bylon is like a threshingfloor, 5 || it is wr.

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Israel's revenge in the

CHAP. LI.

desolation of Chaldea and Babylon. time to thresh her: yet a little while, 49 || As Babylon hath caused the slain hand the time of her harvest shall come. of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall

34 Nebuchadrezzar the king of Baby- the slain of all ||the earth. &c. Hisz. lon hath devoured me, he hath crushed

50 "Ye that have escaped the sword, to fall, o ye me, he hath made me an empty vessel, go away, stand not still: remember the slain of ich. 50.17. he hath swallowed me up like a dragon, Lord afar off, and let Jerusalem come with Baby.

he hath filled his belly with my delicates, into your mind.
he hath cast me out.

51 "We are confounded, because we country: + Heb. My 35 + The violence done to me and to have heard reproach: shame hath cover- a P. 44.15,

my ||Aesh be upon Babylon, shall the tin- ed our faces: for strangers are come into 16. & 79 4
habitant of Zion say; and my blood upon the sanctuaries of the Lord's house.
the inhabitants of Chaldea, shall Jerusa- 52 Wherefore, behold, the days come,

saith the Lord, that I will do judgment 36 Therefore the saith the LORD; upon her graven images: and through all k ch.50.34. Behold, "I will plead thy cause, and take her land the wounded shall groan. I ch. 50. 38. vengeance for thee; 'and I will dry up 53 Though Babylon should mount (ch. 49.16.

her sea, and make her springs dry. up to heaven, and though she should for. Obad. .

37 mAnd Babylon shall become heaps, tify the height of her strength, yet from 34 Rev. 18. a dwellingplace for dragons," an astonish- me shall spoilers come unto her, saith the eh. 95% ment, and, an hissing, without an inha- LORD. bitant.

54 6 A sound of a cry cometh from Ba- 8 ch. 50. 22.
38 They shall roar together like lions: bylon, and great destruction from the
Or, shake they shall || yell as lions' whelps.

land of the Chaldeans:
39 In their heat I will make their 55 Because the Lord hath spoiled Ba-
feasts, and °I will make them drunken, bylon, and destroyed out of her the great
that they may rejoice, and sleep a per- voice; when her waves do roar like great
petual sleep, and not wake, saith the waters, a noise of their voice is uttered:
LORD.

56 Because the spoiler is come upon
40 I will bring them down like lambs her, even upon Babylon, and her mighty

to the slaughter, like rams with he goats. men are taken, every one of their bows is p ch. 25. 26.

41 How is Sheshach taken! and how broken: "for the Lord God of recomlaai. 13, 19. is the praise of the whole earth sur- pences shall surely requite. Dan. 9. ja prised! how is Babylon become an asto- 57 And I will make drunk her princes, nishment among the nations!

and her wise men, her captains, and her 42 'The sea is come up upon Baby- rulers, and her mighty men: and they lon: she is covered with the multitude of shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not the waves thereof.

wake, saith." the king, whose name is the k ch 46. 18. 43 'Her cities are a desolation, a dry LORD of hosts. land, and a wilderness, a land wherein no 58 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; man dwelleth, neither doth any son of f' The broad walls of Babylon shall be beat the man pass thereby.

utterly || broken, and her high gates shall broed Baby. 44" And I will punish Bel in Babylon, be burned with fire; and

the people i ver. 14. and I will bring forth out of his mouth shall labour in vain, and the folk in the hori, made that which he hath swallowed up: and fire, and they shall be weary. the nations shall not flow together any 59 | The word which Jeremiah the 13. more unto him: yea, "the wall of Baby- prophet commanded Seraiah the son of lon shall fall.

Neriah, the son of Maaseiah, when he 45 "My people, go ye out of the midst went with Zedekiah the king of Judah behalpuri of her, and deliver ye every man his soul into Babylon in the fourth year of his from the fierce anger of the LORD. reign.

And this Seraiah was a ll quiet Hemmehel

, 46 And || lest your heart faint, and ye prince. ! 2 Kings 19. fear 'for the rumour that shall be heard 60 So Jeremiah wrote in a book all lain.

in the land; a rumour shall both come the evil that should come upon Babylon,
one year, and after that in another year even all these words that are written
shall come a rumour, and violence in the against Babylon.
land, ruler against ruler.

61 And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When
47 Therefore, behold, the days come, thou comest to Babylon, and shalt see,
recht. 0. 2 that 'I will + do judgment upon the gra- and shalt read all these words;
+ Heb. visit ven images of Babylon: and her whole 62 Then shalt thou say, O LORD, thou

land shall be confounded, and all her slain hast spoken against this place, to cut it
shall fall in the midst of her.

off, that "none shall remain in it, neither ch.50.3. 48 Then "the heaven and the earth, man nor beast, but that it shall be + deso-Heb. desa Rev. 18. zu and all that is therein, shall sing for Ba- late for ever. b. ch. 5o. 3, bylon: "for the spoilers shall come unto 63 And it shall be, when thou hast her from the north, saith the LORD. made an end of reading tnis book, 'that 18.31.

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Zedekiah's rebellions and sufferings. JEREMIAH. The city spoiled, and the people captivated.

thou shalt bind a stone to it, and cast it, nineteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar king che into the midst of Euphrates:

of Babylon, 6 came Nebuzar-adan, lltcap64 And thou shalt say, Thus shall Ba- tain of the guard, which + served the king & ch.ces bylon sink, and shall not rise from the of Babylon, into Jerusalem, evil that I will bring upon her: 'and they 13 And burned the house of the LORD, Heb. cliente shall be weary. Thus far are the words and the king's house; and all the houses the croca of Jeremiah.

of Jerusalem, and all the houses of the daughter

great men, burned he with fire: CHAP. LII.

14 And all the army of the Chaldeans, bxfert. i Zedekiah rebelleth. 4 Jerusalem is besieged that were with the captain of the guard,

and taken. 8 Zedekiah's sons killed, and brake down all the walls of Jerusalem
his own eyes put out. 12 Nebuzar-adan
burneth and spoileth the city. 24 He car-

round about.
rieth away the captives. 31 Evil-merodach 15 b Then Nebuzar-adan the captain of 5. Ch. 32 &
advanceth Jehoiachin.

the guard carried away captive certain
years old when he + began to reign, due of the people that remained in the
and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. city, and those that fell away, that fell to
And his mother's name was Hamutal the the king of Babylon, and the rest of the
daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.

multitude.
2 And he did that which was evil in 16 But Nebuzar-adan the captain of
the eyes of the LORD, according to all the guard left certain of the poor of the
that Jehoiakim had done.

land for vinedressers and for husbandmen.
3 For through the anger of the LORD 179 'Also the pillars of brass that were
it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, in the house of the Lord, and the bases, 5
till he had cast them out from his pre- and the brasen sea that was in the house sa
sence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the of the Lord, the Chaldeans brake, and
king of Babylon.

carried all the brass of them to Babylon. 4 1 And it came to pass in the ninth 18 1 The caldrons also, and the || shovels, I, kim year of his reign, in the tenth month, in and the snuffers, and the || bowls, and the $1415.6 Mer : Zech. the tenth day of the month, that Nebu, spoons, and all the vessels of brass where

chadrezzar king of Babylon came, he and with they ministered, took they away.
all his army, against Jerusalem, and pitch- 19 And the basons, and the || firepans, ! or, berzesz
ed against it, and built forts against it and the bowls, and the caldrons, and the 10r, crema
round about.

candlesticks, and the spoons, and the
5 So the city was besieged unto the cups; that which was of gold in gold, and
eleventh year of king Zedekiah.

that which was of silver in silver, took
6 And in the fourth month, in the the captain of the guard away.
ninth day of the month, the famine was 20 The two pillars, one sea, and twelve
sore in the city, so that there was no brasen bulls that were under the bases,
bread for the people of the land. which king Solomon had made in the

7 Then the city was broken up, and house of the Lord: m+the brass of all 1 Kinga ?.
all the men of war fled, and went forth these vessels was without weight.
out of the city by night by the way of the 21 And concerning the pillars, the
gate between the two walls, which was by height of one pillar was eighteen cubits; Kiego
the king's garden; (now the Chaldeans and a + fillet of twelve cubits did compass actress
were by the city round about:) and they it; and the thickness thereof was four Heta
went by the way of the plain.

fingers: it was hollow.
89 But the army of the Chaldeans 22 And a chapiter of brass was upon
pursued after the king, and overtook Ze- it; and the height of one chapiter was
dekiah in the plains of Jericho; and all five cubits, with network and pomegra-
his army was scattered from him.

nates upon the chapiters round about, all
9 Then they took the king, and car- of brass. The second pillar also and the
ried him up unto the king of Babylon to pomegranates were like unto these.
Riblah in the land of Hamath; where he 23 And there were ninety and six pome-
gave judgment upon him.

granates on a side; and all the pomegra- Some Rings 10° And the king of Babylon slew the nates upon the network were an hundred sons of Zedekiah before his eyes: he slew round about. also all the princes of Judah in Riblah. 24 9 And Pthe captain of the guard is

11 Then he tput out the eyes of Ze- took Seraiah the chief priest, "and Ze- 2 db sl.

dekiah; and the king of Babylon bound phaniah the second priest, and the three | Or, fetters. him in || chains, and carried him to Baby- keepers of the + door: 1 Heb. house lon, and put him in tprison till the day 25 He took also out of the city an of his death.

eunuch, which had the charge of the men 12 1 Now in the fifth month, in the of war; and seven men of them that Hebat See ver. 29. tenth day of the month, which was the + were near the king's person, which were the kies.

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The miserable estate of Jerusalem LAMENTATIONS, I.

by reason of her sin. found in the city; and the || principal tain of the guard carried away captive of

scribe of the host, who mustered the peo- the Jews seven hundred forty and five Or, scribe ple of the land; and threescore men of persons: all the persons were four thou

the people of the land, that were found sand and six hundred.
in the midst of the city.

31 1 ' And it came to pass in the seven
26 So Nebuzar-adan the captain of the and thirtieth year of the captivity of Je- 25, 27, 28,
guard took them, and brought them to hoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth >> 30.
the king of Babylon to Riblah.

month, in the five and twentieth day of 27 And the king of Babylon smote the month, that Evil-merodach king of them, and put them to death in Riblah Babylon in the first year of his reign in the land of Hamath. Thus Judah was Ylifted up the head of Jehoiachin king of 13.. 40. carried away captive out of his own Judah, and brought him forth out of land.

prison, 28 { "This is the people whom Nebu- 32 And spake tkindly unto him, and Hel.md chadrezzar carried away captive: in the set his throne above the throne of the him. *seventh year three thousand Jews and kings that were with him in Babylon, three and twenty:

33 And changed his prison garments : 29 "In the eighteenth year of Nebu- 'and he did continually eat bread before 1,2 Sam. 9. chadrezzar he carried away captive from him all the days of his life. Jerusalem eight hundred thirty and two 34 And for his diet, there was a con

tinual diet given him of the king of Ba30 In the three and twentieth year of bylon, Fevery day a portion until the day mutter of the Nebuchadrezzar Nebuzar-adan the cap- of his death, all the days of his life.

2 Kings 24. 2.

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585.

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THE LAMENTATIONS OF JEREMIAH.
CHAP. I.

of old, when her people fell into the hand
1 The miserable estate of Jerusalem by rea-

of the enemy, and none did help her: the
son of her sin. 12 she complaineth of her adversaries saw her, and did mock at her
grief, 18 and confesseth God's judgment to sabbaths.
be righteous.

8 m Jerusalem hath grievously sinned; 5. 46. HOME

Ow doth the city sit solitary, that therefore she tis removed: all that ho- 1 Heb.is

was full of people! how is she be- noured her despise her, because " they moeing, ur.

come as a widow! she that was great have seen her nakedness: yea, she sigh- Set13. bExra 4. 20. among the nations, and princess among eth, and turneth backward.

the provinces, how is she become tributary! 9 Her filthiness is in her skirts; she 29. llos. 2.

2 She 'weepeth sore in the night, remembereth not her last end; therefore Ps.67 3. and her tears are on her cheeks: Ramong she came down wonderfully; "she had 29. Inai. 47. Jer. 4. 30. all her lovers' she hath none to comfort no comforter. O LORD, behold my

afflicher: all her friends have dealt treacher- tion: for the enemy hath magnified him- '. % 16, ously with her, they are become her ene- self. mies.

10 The adversary hath spread out his 3 5 Judah is gone into captivity be hand upon "all her pleasant things: for order The greatmen cause of affliction, and t because of great she hath seen that 'the heathen entered able? of hervitude. servitude: she dwelleth among the hea- | into her sanctuary, whom thou didst com34, 65. ch.i. then, she findeth no rest: all her perse mand that they should not enter into thy Neb. 13.1.

cutors overtook her between the straits. congregation.

4 The ways of Zion do mourn, because ii Xll her people sigh, they seek & 32.6. ch. none come to the solemn feasts: all her bread; they have given their pleasant gates are desolate: her priests sigh, her things for meat || to relieve the soul: see, make the virgins are afflicted, and she is in bitterness. O Lord, and consider; for I am become and to come

5 Her adversaries 'are the chief, her vile.

etiemies prosper; for the Lord hath af- 12 9 || Is it nothing to you, all ye that nothing." Jet: 30. 9. flicted her for the multitude of her t pass by? behold, and see "if there be thel. passe

transgressions: her children are gone any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which Dan. 9. 12.
into captivity before the enemy. is done unto me, wherewith the LORD

6 And from the daughter of Zion all hath afflicted me in the day of his fierce
her beauty is departed: her princes are anger.
become like harts that find no pasture, 13 From above hath he sent fire into
and they are gone without strength bea my bones, and it prevaileth against them:
fore the pursuer.

he hath *spread a net for my feet, he hath 13. & 17.20. 7 Jerusalem remembered in the days turned me back: he hath made me deso

of her affliction and of her miseries all her late and faint all the day. able, ver. 10. || pleasant things that she had in the days 14 'The yoke of my transgressions is 18.

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y Deut. 8.

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