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and for a name, and for a praise, down, even the crown of your glory. and for a glory: but they would not The cities of the south shall be shut bear.

up, and none shall open them: JuTherefore thou shalt speak unto dah shall be carried away captive them this word ; Thus saith the all of it, it shall be wholly carried LORD God of Israel, Every bottle away captive. Lift up your eyes, shall be filled with wine : and they and behold them that come from the shall say unto thee, Do we not cer north: where is the flock that was tainly know that every bottle shall given thee, thy beautiful flock? What be filled with wine? Then shalt thou wilt thou say when he shall punish say unto them, Thus saith the LORD, thee? for thou hast taught them to Behold, I will fill all the inhabitants be captains, and as chief over thee: of this land, even the kings that sit shall not sorrows take thee, as a apon David's throne, and the priests, woman in travail ? and the prophets, and all the inha And if thou say in thine heart, bitants of Jerusalem, with drunk. Wherefore come these things upon enness. And I will dash them one me? For the greatness of thine ini. against another, even the fathers and quity are thy skirts discovered, and the sons together, saith the Lord: thy heels made bare. Can the EthiI will not pity, nor spare, nor have opian change his skin, or the leomercy, but destroy them.

pard his spots? then may ye also do Hear ye, and give ear; be not good, that are accustomed to do evil. proud: for the Lord hath spoken. Therefore will I scatter them as the Give glory to the LORD your God, stubble that passeth away by the before He cause darkness, and be wind of the wilderness. This is thy fore your feet stumble upon the dark lot, the portion of thy measures from mountains, and, while ye look for Me, saith the LORD; because thou light, He turn it into the shadow of hast forgotten Me, and trusted in death, and make it gross darkness. falsehood. Therefore will I discover But if ye will not hear it, my soul thy skirts upon thy face, that thy shall weep in secret places for your shame may appear. I have seen pride; and mine eye shall weep sore, thine adulteries, and thy neighings, and run down with tears, because the the lewdness of thy whoredom, and LORD's flock is carried away cap- thine abominations on the hills in live. Say unto the king and to the the fields. Woe unto thee, 0 Jerusaqueen, Humble yourselves, sit down: lem! wilt thou not be made clean? for your principalities shall come when shall it once be? JULY 23.

Evening, JEREMIAH XIV. JULY 23. PAE word of the LORD that hind also calved in the field, and forthe dearth. Judah mourneth, and and the wild asses did stand in the The gates thereof languish; they are high places, they snuffed up the wind black unto the ground; and the cry like dragons; their eyes did fail, beM Jerusalem is gone up. And their cause there was no grass. bobles have sent their little ones to O LORD, though our iniquities testhe waters: they came to the pits, tify against us, do Thou it for Thy ind found no water; they returned name's sake: for our backslidings with their vessels empty; they were are many; we have sinned against Ishamed and confounded, and cover. Thee. O the Hope of Israel, the Saed their heads. Because the ground viour thereof in time of trouble, why is chapt, for there was no rain in the shouldest Thou be as a stranger in earth, the plowmen were ashamed, the land, and as a wayfaring man they covered their heads. Yea, the I that turneth aside to tarry for a

night? Why shouldest Thou be as a to whom they prophesy shall be cast man astonied, as a mighty man that out in the streets of Jerusalem be cannot save? yet Thou, O LORD, art cause of the famine and the sword; in the midst of us, and we are called and they shall have none to bury by Thy name; leave us not. Thus them, them, their wives, nor their saith the LORD unto this people, sons, nor their daughters : for I wiu Thus have they loved to wander, pour their wickedness upon them. they have not refrained their feet, Therefore thou shalt say this word therefore the LORD doth not accept unto them; Let mine eyes run down them; He will now remember their with tears night and day, and 4 iniquity, and visit their sins. Then them not cease: for the virgin danetsaid the LORD unto me, Pray not ter of My people is broken with s for this people for their good. When great breach, with a very grieves they fast, I will not hear their cry; blow. If I go forth into the field, then and when they offer burnt offering behold the slain with the sword! and and an oblation, I will not accept if I enter into the city, then beboli them: but I will consume them by them that are sick with famine ! yea, the sword, and by the famine, and both the prophet and the priest et by the pestilence.

about into a land that they know Then said I, Ah, Lord God! be- not. Hast Thou utterly rejected Juhold, the prophets say unto them, | dah? hath Thy soul lothed Zon? Ye shall not see the sword, neither why hast Thou smitten us, and the shall ye have famine ; but I will is no healing for us? we looked for give you assured peace in this place. peace, and there is no good; and Then the Lord said unto me. The for the time of healing, and behold prophets prophesy lies in My name: trouble! We acknowledge, O LORN

sent them not, neither have I com our wickedness, and the iniquity of manded them, neither spake unto our fathers : for we have sinned & them : they prophesy unto you a gainst Thee. Do not abhor us, for false vision and divination, and a Thy name's sake, do not diserica thing of nought, and the deceit of the throne of Thy glory: remember

, their heart. Therefore thus saith the break not Thy covenant with us. Ar Lord concerning the prophets that there any among the vanities of the prophesy in My name, and I sent Gentiles that can canse rain? or en them not, yet they say, Sword and the heavens give showers? art 10 famine shall not be in this land ; By Thou He, o LORD our God? theresword and famine shall those pro- fore we will wait upon Thee : for phets be consumed. And the people | Thou hast made all these things. JULY 24. Morning, JEREMIAH XV. July 04.

WHEN said the Lord unto me, appoint over them four kinds, saith stood before Me, yet My mind could the dogs to tear, and the fowl of not be toward this people: cast them the heaven, and the beasts of the out of My sight, and let them go earth, to devour and destroy. Anil forth. And it shall come to pass, if will cause them to be removed inte they say unto thee, Whither shall we all kingdoms of the earth, becans go forth? then thou shalt tell them, of Manasseh the son of Hezekiak Thus saith the Lord; Such as are king of Judah, for that which he dat for death, to death; and such as are in Jerusalem. For who shall have for the sword, to the sword; and pity upon thee, o Jerusalem or whe such as are for the famine, to the shall bemoan thee? or who shall famine; and such as are for the cap aside to ask how thou doesti Thoa tivity, to the captivity. And I will hast forsaken Me, saith the Louis

thou art gone backward : therefore pass with thine enemies into a land will I stretch out My hand against which thou knowest not: for a fire is thee, and destroy thee; I am weary kindled in Mine anger, which shall with repenting. And I will fan them burn upon you. with a fan in the gates of the land; O LORD, thou knowest : remember I will bereave them of children, I me, and visit me, and revenge nie of will destroy My people, since they my persecutors; take me not away return not from their ways. Their in Thy longsuffering : know that for widows are increased to Me above Thy sake I have suffered rebuke. the sand of the seas : I have brought Thy words were found, and I did upon them against the mother of the eat them; and Thy word was unto young men a spoiler at noonday: I me the joy and rejoicing of mine have caused him to fall upon it sud. heart: for I am called by Thy name, denly, and terrors upon the city. She O Lord God of hosts. "I sat not in that hath borne seven languisheth: the assembly of the mockers, nor reshe hath given up the ghost ; her joiced; I sat alone because of Thy fun is gone down while it was yet hand: for Thou hast filled me with day: she hath been ashamed and indignation. Why is my pain perpeconfounded: and the residue of them tual, and my wound incurable, which will I deliver to the sword before refuseth to be healed ? wilt Thou be their enemies, saith the LORD. altogether unto me as a liar, and as

Woe is me, my mother, that thou waters that fail? Therefore thus saith hast borne me a man of strife and the LORD, If thou return, then will 1 man of contention to the whole I bring thee again, and thou shalt earth! I have neither lent on usury, stand before Me: and if thou take for men have lent to me on usury; forth the precious from the vile, thou wet every one of them doth curse me. shalt be as My mouth: let them reThe LORD said, Verily it shall be turn unto thee ; but return not thou well with thy remnant; verily I will unto them. And I will make thee uncause the enemy to entreat thee well to this people a fenced brasen wall: in the time of evil and in the time and they shall fight against thee, but of affliction. Shall iron break the they shall not prevail against thee: northern iron and the steel? Thy for I am with thee to save thee and substance and thy treasures will I to deliver thee, saith the Lord. And give to the spoil without price, and I will deliver thee out of the hand of that for all thy sins, even in all thy the wicked, and I will redeem thee borders. And I will make thee to out of the hand of the terrible. Evening, JEREMIAH XVI.

JULY 24. THE word of the Lord came also sword, and hi, famine; and their take thee a wife, neither shalt thou of heaven, and for the beasts of the have sons or daughters in this place. earth. For thus saith the LORD, For thus saith the Lord concerning Enter not into the house of mournthe sons and concerning the daugh ing, neither go to lament nor beters that are born in this place, and moan them : for I have taken away concerning their mothers that bare My peace from this people, saith them, and concerning their fathers the LORD, even lovingkindness and that begat them in this land; They mercies. Both the great and the shall die of grievous deaths'; they small shall die in this land: they shall not be lamented; neither shail shall not be buried, neither shall they be buried; but they shall be men lament for them, nor cut themas dung upon the face of the earth: selves, nor make themselves bald and they shall be consumed by the for them : neither shall men tear

July 24.

themselves for them in mourning, to saith the LORD, that it shall 12 comfort them for the dead; neither more be said, The LORD liveth, That shall men give them the cup of con- brought up the children of Israel solation to drink for their father or out of the land of Egypt; bat, The for their mother. Thou shalt not LORD liveth, That brought up the also go into the house of feasting, to children of Israel from the land of sit with them to eat and to drink. the north, and from all the lands For thus saith the Lord of hosts, whither He had driven them: and the God of Israel; Behold, I will I will bring them again into their cause to cease out of this place in land that I gave unto their fathers your eyes, and in your days, the Behold, I will send for many voice of mirth, and the voice of glad. fishers, saith the Lord, and they ness, the voice of the bridegroom, shall fish them; and after mi i and the voice of the bride.

send for many hunters, and they And it shall come to pass, when shall hunt them from every moun. thou shalt shew this people all tain, and from every hill, and out these words, and they shall say unto of the holes of the rocks. For Mire thee, Wherefore hath the Lord pro- eyes are upon all their ways: they nounced all this great evil against are not hid from My face, neither is us? or what is our iniquity? or what their iniquity hid from Mine eyes is our sin that we have committed And first I will recompense the against the Lord our God ? then iniquity and their sin double; be shalt thou say unto them, Because cause they have defiled My land your fathers have forsaken Me, saith they have filled Mine inheritance the Lord, and have walked after with the carcases of their detestable other gods, and have served them, and abominable things. O LORD, my and have worshipped them, and have Strength, and my Fortress, and my forsaken Me, and have not kept My Refuge in the day of affliction, the law; and ye have done worse than Gentiles shall come unto Thee frou your fathers; for, behold, ye walk the ends of the earth, and shall a every one after the imagination of Surely our fathers have inheritat his evil heart, that they may not lies, vanity, and things wherein there hearken unto Me: therefore will is no profit. Shall a man make you I cast you out of this land into a unto himself, and they are no gode land that ye know not, neither ye | Therefore, behold, I will this one nor your fathers; and there shall

cause them to know, I will cause ye serve other gods day and night; them to know Mine hand and My where I will not shew you favour. might; and they shall know that

Therefore, behold, the days come, I My name is The LORD. JULY 26. Morning, JEREMIAH XVII.

JULY 26 HE sin of Judah is written THEL sin pen Judiron, and with

continue frora thine heritage that I

gave thee; and I will cause thee the point of a diamond : it is graven serve thine enemies in the land which upon the table of their heart, and thou knowest not: for ye have kis upon the horns of your altars; whilst dled a fire in mine anger, which shall their children remember their al- burn for ever. tars and their groves by the green Thus saith the LORD; Cursed by trees upon the high hills. my the man that trusteth in man, and mountain in the field, I will give maketh flesh his arm, and wine thy substance and all thy treasures heart departeth from the Lord to the spoil, and thy high places For he shall be like the heath in for sin, throughout all thy borders. the desert, and shall not see when And thou, even thyself,

shalt dis- / good cometh ; but shall inhabit the

parehed places in the wilderness, of the people, whereby the kings of in a salt land and not inhabited. Judah come in, and by the which Blessed is the man that trusteth in they go out, and in all the gates of the Lord, and whose hope the LORD Jerusalem; and say unto them, Hear x For he shall be as a tree planted ye the word of the LORD, ye kings by the waters, and that spreadeth of Judah, and all Judah, and all the out her roots by the river, and shall inhabitants of Jerusalem, that enter Dot see when heat cometh, but her in by these gates: Thus saith the leaf shall be green; and shall not be LORD; Take heed to yourselves, and careful in the year of drought, nei- bear no burden on the sabbath day, ther shall cease from yielding fruit. nor bring it in by the gates of JeruThe heart is deceitful above all salem ; neither carry forth a burden things, and desperately wicked:

who out of your houses on the sabbath can know it? I the LORD search the day, neither do ye any work, but heart, I try the reins, even to give hallow ye the sabbath day, as I every man according to his ways, commanded your fathers. But they and according to the fruit of his obeyed not, neither inclined their doings. As the partridge sitteth on ear, but made their neck stiff, that egys, and hatcheth them not; so he they might not hear, nor receive that getteth riches, and not by right, instruction. And it shall come to shall leave them in the midst of his pass, if ye diligently hearken unto days, and at his end shall be a fool. Me, saith the LORD, to bring in no

A glorious high throne from the burden through the gates of this beginning is the place of our sanc-city on the sabbath day, but hallow tuary. Lord, the hope of Israel, the sabbath day, to do no work all that forsake Thee shall be asham- therein; then shall there enter into ed, and they that depart from Me the gates of this city kings and shall be written in the earth, be- princes sitting upon the throne of cause they have forsaken the LORD, David, riding in chariots and on the fountain of living waters. Heal horses, they, and their princes, the me, 0 LORD, and I shall be healed; men of Judah, and the inhabitants rave me, and I shall be saved: for of Jerusalem: and this city shall Thou art my praise.

remain for ever. And they shall Behold, they say unto me, Where come from the cities of Judah, and in the word of the LORD? let it come from the places about Jerusalem, now. As for me, I have not hastened and from the land of Benjamin, and from being a pastor to follow Thee: from the plain, and from the mounneither have I desired the woeful tains, and from the south, bringing day; Thou knowest: that which burnt offerings, and sacrifices, and came out of my lips was right before meat offerings, and incense, and Thee. Be not a terror unto me: bringing sacrifices of praise, unto Thou art my hope in the day of evil. the house of the Lord. But if ye Let them be confounded that per- will not hearken unto Me to hallow seente me, but let not me be con the sabbath day, and not to bear founded : let them be dismayed, but a burden, even entering in at the lat not me be dismayed: bring upon gates of Jerusalem on the sabbath them the day of evil, and destroy day; then will I kindle a fire in the them with double destruction. gates thereof, and it shall devour the

Thus said the LORD unto me ; Go palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall and stand in the gate of the children not be quenched. 433


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