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Jerusalem bemoaneth her afflictions. LAMENTATIONS.

Jeremiah lamenteth bound by his hand: they are wreathed, back his right hand from before the eneCHRIST

and come up upon my neck: he hath my, 5 and he burned against Jacob like a
made my strength to fall

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delivered me into their hands, from whom He hath bent his bow like an ene-
I am not able to rise up.

my: he stood with his right hand as an 15 The Lord hath trodden under foot adversary, and slew f' all that were plea- les relacion all my mighty men in the midst of me: sant to the eye in the tabernacle of the of the est

he hath called an assembly against me to daughter of Zion: he poured out his Rev.16.33 crush my young men: 'the Lord hath fury like fire. 20. & 19. 15. trodden || the virgin, the daughter of Ju- 5 The Lord was as an enemy: he bere winepress of dah, as in a winepress.

hath swallowed up Israel, "he hath swal- 1 2 Kings 16 For these things I weep; `mine eye, lowed up all her palaces: he hath deJer. 13.17. mine eye runneth down with water, be stroyed his strong holds, and hath increas

cause the comforter that should tre- ed in the daughter of Judah mourning b ver. 29. lieve my soul is far from me: my children and lamentation, bring back. are desolate, because the enemy prevailed.

6 And he hath violently " taken away * * 17 Zion spreadeth forth her hands, his || tabernacle," as if it were of a gard ver. 2, 9. and there is none to comfort her: the den: he hath destroyed his places of the

Lord hath commanded concerning Ja- assembly: °the Lord hath caused the so- od
cob, that his adversaries should be round lemn feasts and sabbaths to be forgotten
about him: Jerusalem is as a menstruous in Zion, and hath despised in the indig-
woman among them.

nation of his anger the king and the priest.
18 | The LORD is righteous; for I 7 The Lord hath cast off his altar, he
have 'rebelled against his † command hath abhorred his sanctuary, he hath
ment: hear, I pray you, all people, and tgiven up into the hand of the enemy 1
behold my sorrow: my virgins and my the walls of her palaces; Pthey have made p Pai++
young men are gone into captivity. a noise in the house of the LORD, as in

19 I called for any lovers, but they de- the day of a solemu feast. ceived me: my priests and mine elders 8 The Lord hath purposed to destroy gave up the ghost in the city, while they the wall of the daughter of Zion : 9 he king sought their meat to relieve their souls. hath stretched out a line, he hath not 34.11.

20 Behold, O LORD; for I am in dis-withdrawn his hand from + destroying: toutes les indabaz..?? tress: my 'bowels are troubled; mine therefore he made the rampart and the Jer. 4. 19. & heart is turned within me; for I have wall to lament; they languished together.

grievously rebelled: kabroad the sword 9 Her gates are sunk into the ground; bereaveth, at home there is as death. he hath destroyed and 'broken her bars: Jer. 31. a

21 They have heard that I sigh: 'there 'her king and her princes are among the skiep is none to comfort me: all mine enemies Gentiles: the law is no more; her "prohave heard of my trouble; they are glad phets also find no vision from the LORD. $** that thou hast done it: thou wilt bring 10 The elders of the daughter of Zion is 3 in the day that thou hast || called, and sit upon the ground, and keep silence: they shall be like unto me.

they have' cast up dust upon their heads; Job 215 22 "Let all their wickedness come be- they have 'girded themselves with sackn. Ps. 109.15. fore thee; and do unto them, as thou hast cloth: the virgins of Jerusalem hang Jobs

done unto me for all my transgressions : down their heads to the ground. o ch.5. 17. for my sighs are many, and °my heart is 11 “Mine eyes do fail with tears, my S3 faint.

bowels are troubled, “my liver is poured d.38&. CHAP. II.

upon the earth, for the destruction of the bab.la 1 Jeremiah lamenteth the misery of Jerusa- daughter of my people; because the pat lem. 20 He complaineth thereof to God. children and the sucklings || swoon in the deters COW hath the Lord covered the streets of the city.

| Or, fed

12 They say to their mothers, Where Matt. 11. his anger, and cast down from heaven is corn and wine? when they swooned as 2 Sam. 1. unto the earth the beauty of Israel, and the wounded in the streets of the city, c'i Chron. remembered not his footstool in the day when their soul was poured out into their 25.2 . Ps.99. of his anger !

mothers' bosom. 2 The

Lord hath swallowed up all the 13 What thing shall I take to witness
Ver. 17,21. habitations of Jacob, 4 and hath not pi- for thee? ©what thing shall I liken to Basics

tied: he hath thrown down in his wrath thee, O daughter of Jerusalem ? what
the strong holds of the daughter of Ju- shall I equal to thee, that I may comfort

dah; he hath + brought them down to the thee, O virgin daughter of Zion? for thy e Ps. 89. 39. ground: he hath polluted the kingdom breach is great like the sea: who can seras and the princes thereof.

heal thee? 3 He hath cut off in his fierce anger 14 Thy. #prophets have seen vain and a f Ps.74 1. all the horn of Israel: he hath drawn foolish things for thee: and they have Ezrkis...

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13 ch. 3. 16. have seen it.

n Ps. 56. 2. - Ps. 35. 21. p Lev, 26. is, &c.

& 16. 12. P. 38. 2.

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Ps. 38. 16. & 89. 12.

I Job 30.9.
Ps. 69. 12

m Jer. 9.15 + Heb.bitter NESSES.

s ver. 8.

Jer. 14. 17. ch. 1. 16.

me in the

ashes.

Ps. 119.

o Ps. 31.9.

y ver. ll.

Jerusalem's misery.

CHAP. III.

The faithfuil bewail their calanıities. not discovered thine iniquity, to turn 6 "He hath set me in dark places, as

away thy captivity; but have seen for they that be dead of old. Isai. 58. 1. thee false burdens and causes of ba- ñ He hath hedged me about, that I . Ps. 88. 5. nishment.

cannot get out: he hath made my chain & $143.3 15 h All that pass + by 'clap their hands heavy. at thee; they hiss and wag their head at 8 Also when I cry and shout, he Jol 30. zn.

the daughter of Jerusalem, saying, Is this shutteth out my prayer. *Heb. by the the city that men call "The perfection of

9 He hath inclosed my ways with Ezek. 25. beauty, The joy of the whole earth? hewn stone, he hath made my paths

16 "All thine enemies have opened crooked. 2. P. 44. their mouth against thee: they hiss and 10 ‘He was unto me as a bear lying in Jobs. 16. P. 48. 2. & gnash the teeth: they say, We have wait, and as a lion in secret places.

swallowed her up: certainly this is the day ií He hath turned aside my ways, and 1.22. that we looked for; we have found, we pulled me in pieces: he hath made me & Hos. 6. 1.

desolate. 17 The Lord hath done that which he 12 He hath bent his bow, and set me be Jobs

had 'devised; he hath fulfilled his word as a mark for the arrow.
Deut. 26. 15, that he had commanded in the days of 13 He hath caused 'the tarrows of his i Job 6.4.

old: "he hath thrown down, and hath quiver to enter into my reins.
not pitied: and he hath caused thine 14 I was a "derision to all my people; k Jer. 20.7.
enemy to rejoice over thee, he hath set and their song all the day.
up the horn of thine adversaries.

15 "He hath filled me with tbitter- ver. 63.
18 Their heart cried unto the Lord, ness, he hath made me drunken with
O'wall of the daughter of Zion, let tears wormwood.
run down like a river day and night: 16 He hath also broken my teeth "with Prov. 2o.
give thyself no rest; let not the apple of gravel stones, he hath || covered me with 1 or, rolled
thine eye cease.

ashes.
19 Arise,"cry out in the night: in the 17 And thou hast removed my soul
i Pa 62. & beginning of the watches pour out thine far off from peace: I forgat #prosperity. + Heb. goud.

heart like water before the face of the 18 °And I said, My strength and my
Lord: lift up thy hands toward him for hope is perished from the Lord:

the life of thy young children, 'that faint 19 || Remembering mine affliction and or, Re a Isai, 51.20. for hunger " in the top of every street. my misery, 'the worinwood and the gall. p Jer. 9. 15.

20 Behold, O LORD, and consider to 20 My soul hath them still in remema Lev. 26.29 whom thou hast done this. "Shall the wo-brance, and is thumbled in me.

men eat their fruit, and children || of a 21 This I frecall to my mind, there- + Heb, make Exek. 5.10

. span long? bshall the priest and the pro- fore have I hope.
phet be slain in the sanctuary of the Lord? 22 1. It is of the LORD's mercies that a Mal. 3.6.

21 The young and the old lie on the we are not consumed, because his com-
6.ch. 4.13, ground in the streets: my virgins and my passions fail not.
young men are fallen by the sword; thou

23 They are new 'every morning: great " lsai. 33. 2. hast slain them in the day of thine anger; is thy faithfulness. ch. 3. 43 dthou hast killed, and not pitied.

24 The Lord is my 'portion, saith my 43:36. & 119 22 Thou hast called as in a solemn day soul; therefore will I hope in him. PS3 *my terrors round about, so that in the 25 The Lord is good unto them that

day of the LORD's anger none escaped wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. P: 030.6. Hos. g. 12, nor remained: those that I have swad- 26 It is good that a man should both Micah 7.7.

dled and brought up hath mine enemy hope "and quietly wait for the salvation
consumed.

of the LORD.
CHAP. III.

27 * It is good for a man that he bear Ps.90.12.

the yoke in his youth.
1 The faithful bewail their calamities. 22 By
the mercies of God they nourish their hope.

28 'He sitteth alone and keepeth si- Ch.216. 37 They acknowledge God's justice. 55 | lence, because he hath borne it

upon

him. They pray for deliverance, 64 and venge- 29. 'He putteth his mouth in the dust; 2 Job 42. 6. ance on their enemies.

if so be there may be hope.

30 “He giveth his cheek to him that Isai. sn.6. rod of his .

smiteth him: he is filled full with re-
2 He hath led me, and brought me into proach.
darkness, but not into light.

31 For the LORD will not cast off for b Ps. 14. 14.
3 Surely against me is he turned; he ever :
turneth his hand against me all the day. 32 But though he cause grief, yet will

4 “My flesh and my skin hath he made he have compassion according to the mulPs. 51. old; he hath broken my bones.

titude of his mercies.
5 He hath builded against me, and 33 For he doth not afflict + willingly

+ Heb. from compassed me with gall and travel.

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The faithful acknowledge God's justice. LAMENTATIONS.

Zion's pitiful estate, 34 To crush under his feet all the pri- | against me, and their device against me soners of the earth,

all the day. 35 To turn aside the right of a man 63 Behold their sitting down, and iPa 199 2 Or, a rupe before the face of || the most High, their rising up; "I am their musick.

36 To subvert a man in his cause, the 64 "Render unto them a recompence, See set. 11. 1 Or, seeth LORD || approveth not.

O LORD, according to the work of their 20. Tia: 37 Who is he that saith, and it com- hands. eth to pass, when the LORD commandeth 65 Give them || sorrow of heart, thy Orchestie it not?

curse unto them. 38 Out of the mouth of the most High 66 Persecute and destroy them in (Job 2. 10. proceedeth not evil and good?

anger m from under the heavens of the - Dear. $ 39 % Wherefore doth a living man || com- LORD. Prov. 19.3. plain, "a man for the punishment of his

CHAP. IV. sins?

1 Zion bewaileth her pitiful estate. 13 She
40 Let us search and try our ways, and confesseth her sins. 21 Edom is threatened.
turn again to the Lord.

22 Zion is comforted.
41 Let us lift up our heart with our OW is the gold become dim! how
hands unto God in the heavens.

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42 We have transgressed and have re- stones of the sanctuary are poured out
belled: thou hast not pardoned. "in the top of every street.
43 Thou hast covered with

anger,

and 2 The precious sons of Zion, com.ch. 2. 2, 17, persecuted us: 'thou hast slain, thou hast parable to fine gold, how are they esteemnot pitied.

ed as earthen pitchers, the work of the basis 44 Thou hast covered thyself with a hands of the potter! cloud," that our prayer should not pass 3 Even the || sea monsters draw out through.

the breast, they give suck to their young 45 Thou hast made us as the "off- ones: the daughter of my people is become scouring and refuse in the midst of the cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness.de 2. 14 people.

4 d The tongue of the sucking child dp 21:15 46°All our enemies have opened their cleaveth to the roof of his mouth for mouths against us.

thirst: 'the young children ask bread, 1.Seech. 2 p Isni. 24. 47 'Fear and a snare is come upon us, and no man breaketh it unto them. 9 desolation and destruction.

5 They that did feed delicately are de48 ' Mine eye runneth down with rivers solate in the streets: they that were & 9 of water for the destruction of the daugh- brought up in scarlet 'embrace dunghils. Jeb ter of my people.

6 For the l|punishment of the iniquity in 49 'Mine eye trickleth down, and ceas of the daughter of my people is greater eth not, without any intermission, than the punishment of the sin of so

50 Till the LORD "look down, and be- dom, that was 6 overthrown as in a mo- Gen. $ hold from heaven.

ment, and no hands stayed on her.
51 Mine eye affecteth tmine heart 7 Her Nazarites were purer than snow,
|| because of all the daughters of my city. they were whiter than milk, they were

52 Mine enemies chased me sore, like more ruddy in body than rubies, their
a bird, without cause.

polishing was of sapphire: 53 They have cut off my life * in the 8 Their visage is thblacker than a coal; the feet them *Ser.57.16. dungeon, and cast a stone upon me. they are not known in the streets: their Herkus

54 "Waters flowed over mine head; skin cleaveth to their bones; it is wither. Joela a y Dan.6.17. then “I said, I am cut off.

ed, it is become like a stick. 55 "I called upon thy name, O LORD, 9 They that be slain with the sword are * Ps. 31. 22. out of the low dungeon.

better than they that be slain with hunger: 56 € Thou hast heard my voice: hide for these t pine away, stricken through alle ka Ps . 130. 1. not thine ear at my breathing, at my cry. for want of the fruits of the field.

57 Thou " drewest near in the day that 10 The hands of the 'pitiful women 2 g. I called upon thee: thou saidst, Fear not have sodden their own children : they

58 O Lord, thou hast pleaded the were their meat in the destruction of Dent causes of my soul; "thou hast redeemed the daughter of my people.

11 The Lord hath accomplished hisfury; 59 O Lord, thou hast seen my wrong: "he hath poured out his fierce anger, and ser* P8.9.4. & B judge thou my cause.

hath kindled a fire in Zion, and it hath 60 Thou hast seen all their vengeance devoured the foundations thereof. b Jer. 11. 19. and all their himaginations against me. 12 The kings of the earth, and all the

61 Thou hast heard their reproach, o inhabitants of the world, would not have LORD, and all their imaginations against believed that the adversary and the eneme;

my should have entered into the gates of 62 The lips of those that rose up | Jerusalem.

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EZEKIEL, I.

Zion's complaint in prayer. 13 For the sins of her prophets, and 2 Our inheritance is turned to strancir. skl. the iniquities of her priests, "that have shed gers, our houses to aliens. Jer. 5.31. the blood of the just in the midst of her, 3 We are orphans and fatherless, our e Ps. 79. 1.

14 They have wandered as blind men mothers are as widows.

in the streets, 'they have polluted them- 4 We have drunken our water for 28. Zeph." selves with blood, ll 'so that men could money; our wood tis sold unto us. not touch their garments.

5 ++Our necks are under persecution: price, 15 They cried unto them, Depart ye; we labour, and have no rest. Or, in hac || it is unclean; depart, depart, touch 6 We have given the hand to the 14:

not: when they fled away and wandered, Egyptians, and to the Assyrians, to be
they said among the heathen, They shall satisfied with bread.
no more sojourn there.

7 % Our fathers have sinned, and bare Gen. 24. 2. 16 The | anger of the Lord hath di- not; and we have borne their iniquities. Hos. 12.1. Lev

. 13.45. vided them; he will no more regard 8 Servants have ruled over us: there Jer. 31. 29. Or, face them: "they respected not the persons of is none that doth deliver us out of their , Gen. 42

the priests, they favoured not the elders. hand. w 2 Kingo

17 As for us, "our eyes as yet failed 9 We gat our bread with the peril of i Neh. 5. 15. 20.5.8 30.. for our vain help: in our watching we our lives because of the sword of the 7 Ezek. 39. have watched for a nation that could not wilderness.

10 Our (skin was black like an oven x 2 Kings 45.

18 *They hunt our steps, that we can because of the || terrible famine.
not go in our streets: our end is near, our 11. "They ravished the women in Zion,

1 Or,terrors, 26.02 days are fulfilled; for 'our end is come. and the maids in the cities of Judah,

19 Our persecutors are 'swifter than 12 Princes are hanged up by their 19. Jer.4.13. the eagles of the heaven: they pursued hand: "the faces of elders were not ho- . !..476

us upon the mountains, they laid wait noured.
for us in the wilderness.

13 They took the young men oto grind, 2..ady. Il 20 The breath of our nostrils, the and the children fell under the wood. Jer. 52.9. anointed of the LORD, was taken in 14 The elders have ceased from the berish yo'3. their pits, of whom we said, Under his gate, the young men from their musick.

shadow we shall live among the heathen. 15 The joy of our heart is ceased; our

21 1 ‘Rejoice and be glad, O daughter dance is turned into mourning.

of Edom, that dwellest in the land of 16 ° + The crown is fallen from our de est: 25. 15. Uz; "the cup also shall pass through head: woe unto us, that we have sinned! crown of

unto thee: thou shalt be drunken, and 17 For this pour heart is faint; "for fallen. shalt make thyself naked. ..

these things our eyes are dim. 22 || The punishment of thine ini- 18 Because of the mountain of Zion, ch.9.11. quity is accomplished, o daughter of which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it. io7;&

Zion; he will no more carry thee away 19 Thou, O LORD, 'remainest for ever; 10.& 90.2 ? Ps. 137.7. into captivity: 'he will visit thine ini- 'thy throne from generation to genera- 17.4 145.13.

Or, carry quity, o daughter of Edom; he will tion. for thy sini. ll discover thy sins.

20 Wherefore dost thou forget us for Ps. 13. 1. CHAP. V.

ever, and forsake us + so long time? A pitiful complaint of Zion in prayer unto

21 "Turn thou us unto thee, O LORD, days? God.

and we shall be turned; renew our days », 19. Ter? ",is as of old. .ch.2.15. hold "our reproach. come upon us: consider, and be- 22. || But thou hast utterly rejected will thou us; thou art very wroth against us.

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THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET EZEKIEL.
CHAP. I.

3 The word of the LORD came exCHORUST I The time of Esekiel's prophecy at Chebar. pressly unto + Ezekiel the priest, the son

4 His vision of four cherubims, 15 of the of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by Heb. four wheels, 26 and of the glory of God. the river Chebar; and the hand of the Sehezkel. TOW it came to pass in the thirtieth LORD was there upon him.

year, in the fourth month, in the 4 9 And I looked, and, behold, fa 15. ch. 3. it ver. 3. ch. fifth day of the month, as I was among whirlwind came out of the north, a 10.50, the + captives by the river of Chebar, great cloud, and a fire + infolding itself, I det. 23.19.

that the heavens were opened, and I saw and a brightness was about it, and out of Jer. 1. 14. 16. Acts 7" visions of God.

the midst thereof as the colour of amber,

&4646 2 In the fifth day of the month, which out of the midst of the fire.

catching chr3. was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's 5 h Also out of the midst thereof came itself. captivity,

the likeness of four living creatures. And &c.

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His vision of God's glory. this was their appearance; they had and when those stood, these stood; and k the likeness of a man.

when those were lifted up from the earth, 6 And every one had four faces, and the wheels were lifted up over against every one had four wings.

them: for the spirit || of the living crea- 101, of life 7 And their feet were + straight feet; ture was in the wheels. the sole of their feet was like the sole of 22 " And the likeness of the firmament a calf's foot: and they sparkled 'like upon the heads of the living creature the colour of burnished brass.

was as the colour of the terrible crystal, 8 "And they had the hands of a man stretched forth over their heads above. under their wings on their four sides; 23 And under the firmament were their and they four had their faces and their wings straight, the one toward the other: wings.

every one had two, which covered on this 9°" Their wings were joined one to an- side, and every one had two, which coother; othey turned not when they went; vered on that side, their bodies. they went every one straight forward. 24 °And when they went, I heard the ch.125.

io As for Pthe likeness of their faces, noise of their wings, P like the noise of Bachelor Numb. 2. they four 'had the face of a man, 'and great waters, as "the voice of the Al. Rev. 1. is

the face of a lion, on the right side: 'and mighty, the voice of speech, as the noise SA
they four had the face of an ox on the of an host: when they stood, they let ****
left side; they four also had the face of down their wings.
an eagle.

25 And there was a voice from the fir11 Thus were their faces: and their mainent that was over their heads, when bor divided wings were || stretched upward; two unings they stood, and had let down their wings.

of every one were joined one to another, 26 f 'And above the firmament that reb. I. u Isai. 6. 2. and "two covered their bodies.

was over their heads was the likeness of
12 And “they went every one straight a throne, 'as the appearance of a sapie

forward: 'whither the spirit was to go, phire stone: and upon the likeness of z ver. 9, 17. they went; and 'they turned not when the throne was the likeness as the apthey went.

pearance of a man above upon it. i3 As for the likeness of the living 27 And I saw as the colour of amber, 1.1.8:

creatures, their appearance was like burn- as the appearance of fire round about a Rev. 4.5. ing coals of fire, and like the appearance within it, from the appearance of his loins

of lamps: it went up and down among even upward, and from the appearance
the living creatures; and the fire was of his loins even downward, I saw as it
bright, and out of the fire went forth were the appearance of fire, and it had
lightning

brightness round about. 14 And the living creatures "ran and 28 As the appearance of the bow Rest:e Matt. 24 returned as the appearance of a flash of that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so lightning

was the appearance of the brightness 15 Now as I beheld the living crea- round about. *This was the appearance 58.35 d ch. 10.9. tures, behold "one wheel upon the earth of the likeness of the glory of the LORD.

by the living creatures, with his four faces. And when I saw it, 'I fell upon my face, Dans

16 * The appearance of the wheels and and I heard a voice of one that spake. f Dan. 10.6. their work was like unto the colour

CHAP. II.
of a beryl: and they four had one like- 1 Esekiel's commission. 6 His instruction.
ness: and their appearance and their 9 The roll of his heavy prophecy.
work was as it were a wheel in the middle
of a wheel.

* stand

upon thy feet, and I will - Das. i8. 1. 17 When they went, they went upon speak unto thee. their four sides: Band they turned not 2 And bthe spirit entered into me bed 3.24 when they went.

when he spake unto me, and set me upon 18 As for their rings, they were so my feet, that I heard him that spake

high that they were dreadful; and their unto me. Or,strakes. || rings were h full of eyes round about 3 And he said unto me, Son of man, them four.

I send thee to the children of Israel, to 19 And when the living creatures a rebellious t nation that hath rebelled Heb. went, the wheels went by them: and against me: they and their fathers have when the living creatures were lifted up transgressed against me, even unto this chan from the earth, the wheels were lifted up. very day.

20 Whithersoever the spirit was to 4 For they are timpudent children ch.3-7 go, they went, thither was their spirit to and stiffhearted. I do send thee unto fede.

go; and the wheels were lifted up over them; and thou shalt say unto them, or as 17e against them: 'for the spirit, 11 of the Thus saith the Lord God. m ver. 19, living creature was in the wheels.

5 And they, whether they will hear, 21 mWhen those went, these went; l or whether they will forbear, (for they

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