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joy, and will comfort them, and make | together, husbandmen, and they that them rejoice from their sorrow. And go forth with flocks. For I have I will satiate the soul of the priests satiated the weary soul, and I have with fatness, and My people shall be replenished every sorrowful soul. satisfied with My goodness, saith the Upon this I awaked, and beheld ; LORD.

and my sleep was sweet unto me. Thus saith the LORD; A voice was Behold, the days come, saith the heard in Ramah, lamentation, and LORD, that I will sow the house of bitter weeping ; Rahel weeping for Israel and the house of Judah with her children refused to be comforted the seed of man, and with the seed for her children, because they were of beast. And it shall come to pass, Dot. Thus saith the LORD; Refrain that like as I have watched over the voice from weeping, and thine them, to pluck up, and to break eyes from tears: for thy work shall down, and to throw down, and to be rewarded, saith the Lord; and destroy, and to afflict; so will I they shall come again from the land watch over them, to build, and to of the enemy. And there is hope in plant, saith the LORD. In those days thine end, saith the LORD, that thy they shall say no more, The fathers children shall come again to their have eaten a sour grape, and the own border. I have surely heard children's teeth are set on edge. But Ephraim bemoaning himself thus ; every one shall die for his own iniThou hast chastised me, and I was quity: every man that eateth the sour chastised, as a bullock unaccustom grape, his teeth shall be set on edge. ed to the yoke: turn Thou me, and Behold, the days come, saith the I shall be turned; for Thou art the LORD, that I will make a new coveLORD my God. Surely after that I nant with the house of Israel, and was turned, I repented; and after with the house of Judah: not accordthat I was instructed, I smote upon ing to the covenant that I made with my thigh: I was ashamed, yea, even their fathers in the day that I took confounded, because I did bear the them by the hand to bring them out reproach of my youth. Is Ephraim of the land of Egypt; which My coMy dear son? is he a pleasant child? venant they brake, although I was an for since I spake against him, I do husband unto them, saith the LORD: earnestly remember him still: there but this shall be the covenant that I fore My bowels are troubled for him; will make with the house of Israel ; I will surely have mercy upon him, After those days, saith the LORD, saith the Lord. Set thee up way. I will put My law in their inward marks, make thee high heaps : set parts, and write it in their hearts; thine heart toward the highway, and will be their God, and they shall puen the way which thou wentest: be My people. And they shall teach tarn again, o virgin of Israel, turn no more every man his neighbour, again to these thy cities.

and every man his brother, saying, How long wilt thou go about, o Know the Lord: for they shall all thou backsliding daughter? for the know Me, from the least of them Lord hath created a new thing in unto the greatest of them, saith the the earth, A woman shall compass a

Lord: for I will forgive their ini. man. Thus saith the LORD of hosts, quity, and I will remember their sin the God of Israel ; As yet they shall use this speech in the land of Judah Thus saith the Lord, Which givand in the cities thereof, when I eth the sun for a light by day, and thall bring again their captivity; the ordinances of the moon and of The Lord bless thee, o habitation the stars for a light by night, Which of justice, and mountain of holiness. I divideth the sea when the waves And there shall dwell in Judah it- thereof roar; The Lord of hosts is self, and in all the cities thereof His name: If those ordinances de

no more.

part from before Me, saith the LORD, | the LORD from the tower of Hansthen the seed of Ísrael also shall neel unto the gate of the corner. And cease from being a nation before the measuring line shall yet go forth Me for ever. Thus saith the LORD; over against it upon the hill Gareh, If heaven above can be measured, and shall compass about to Gostk. and the foundations of the earth And the whole valley of the dead searched out beneath, I will also bodies, and of the ashes, and all the cast off all the seed of Israel for fields unto the brook of Kidron, unta all that they have done, saith the the corner of the horse gate towan LORD.

the east, shall be holy unto the LORD; Behold, the days come, saith the it shall not be plucked up, nor throw Lord, that the city shall be built to l down any more for ever. AUGUST 2. Ebening, JEREMIAH XXXII. August 2. THEwend that came to Jeremiah tion is thine; bug it for thyself.

Then of Zedekiah king of Judah, which the Lord. And I bought the field of was the eighteenth year of Nebu. Hanameel my uncle's sou, that ru chadrezzar. For then the king of in Anathoth, and weighed him the Babylon's army besieged Jerusalem: money, even seventeen shekels of siland Jeremiah the prophet was shut ver. And I subscribed the evidence. up in the court of the prison, which and sealed it, and took witnesses, was in the king of Judah’s' house. and weighed him the money in the For Zedekiah king of Judah had balances. So I took the evidence of shut him up, saying, Wherefore dost the purchase, both that which was thou prophesy, and say, Thus saith sealed according to the law and cus the LORD, Behold, I will give this tom, and that which was open: and city into the hand of the king of I gave the evidence of the purchase Babylon, and he shall take it; and unto Baruch the son of Neriah, the Zedekiah king of Judah shall not son of Maaseiah, in the sight of Haescape out of the hand of the Chal nameel mine uncle's son, and in the deans, but shall surely be delivered presence of the witnesses that subinto the hand of the king of Baby- scribed the book of the purchas. lon, and shall speak with him mouth before all the Jews that sat in 1.e to mouth, and his eyes shall behold court of the prison. his eyes ; and he shall lead Zede. And I charged Baruch before kiah to Babylon, and there shall he them, saying, Thus saith the LORD be until I visit him, saith the LORD: of hosts, the God of Israel ; Take though ye fight with the Chaldeans, these evidences, this evidence of the ye shall not prosper.

purchase, both which is sealed, and And Jeremiah said, The word of this evidence which is open; and put the Lord came unto me, saying, them in an earthen vessel, that they Behold, Hanameel the son of Shal- may continue many days. For thua lum thine uncle shall come unto thee, saith the Lord of hosts, the Gold saying, Buy thee my field that is in Israel ; Houses and fields and videAnathoth : for the right of redemp- yards shall be possessed again in the tion is thine to buy it. So Hanameel land. Now when I had delivered the mine uncle's son came to me in the evidence of the purchase unto Bar court of the prison according to the ruch the son of Neriah, I prayed word of the Lord, and said unto unto the LORD, saying, Ah Lori me, Buy my field, I pray thee, that God! behold, Thou hast made the is in Anathoth, which is in the coun heaven and the earth by Thy great try of Benjamin : for the right of power and stretched out armn, and inheritance is thine,

and the redemp- I there is nothing too hard for Thee


Thou shewest lovingkindness anto | incense unto Baal, and poured out thousands, and recompensest the ini- drink offerings unto other gods, to qaity of the fathers into the bosom provoke Me to anger. For the chilof their children after them : the dren of Israel and the children of Great, the Mighty God, the LORD Judah have only done evil before of hosts, is His name, great in coun Me from their youth: for the chilsel, and mighty in work: for Thine dren of Israel have only provoked eyes are open upon all the ways of Me to anger with the work of their the sons of men to give every one hands, saith the Lord. For this city according to his ways, and accord. hath been to Me as a provocation ing to the fruit of his doings: Which of Mine anger and of My fury from hast set signs and wonders in the the day that they built it even unto hand of Egypt, even unto this day, this day; that I should remove it and in Israel, and among other men; from before My face, because of all and hast made Thee a name, as at the evil of the children of Israel and this day; and hast brought forth Thy of the children of Judah, which they people Israel out of the land of E- have done to provoke Me to anger, opt with signs, and with wonders, they, their kings, their princes, their and with a strong hand, and with a priests, and their prophets, and the stretched out arm, and with great men of Judah, and the inhabitants terror; and hast given them this of Jerusalem. And they have turned land, which Thou didst swear to their unto Me the back, and not the face : fathers to give them, a land flowing though I taught them, rising up early with milk and honey; and they came and teaching them, yet they have in, and possessed it; but they obey not hearkened to receive instruction. ed not Thy voice, neither walked in But they set their abominations in Thy law; they have done nothing of the house, which is called by My all that Thou commandedst them to name, to defile it. And they built do: therefore Thon hast caused all the high places of Baal, which are This evil to come upon them: behold in the valley of the son of Hinnom, the mounts, they are come unto the to cause their sons and their daughcity to take it ; and the city is given ters to pass through the fire unto into the hand of the Chaldeans, that Molech; which I commanded them fight against it, because of the sword, not, neither came it into My mind, and of the famine, and of the pesti- that they should do this abominalence: and what Thou hast spoken tion, to cause Judah to sin. is come to pass; and, behold, Thou And now therefore thus saith the beest it. And Thou hast said unto LORD, the God of Israel, concerning tue, O Lord God, Buy thee the field this city, whereof ye say, It shall be for money, and take witnesses ; for delivered into the hand of the king the city is given into the hand of the of Babylon by the sword, and by Chaldeans.

the famine, and by the pestilence ; Then came the word of the LORD Behold, I will gather them out of unto Jeremiah, saying, Behold, I am all countries, whither I have driven the LORD, the God of all flesh: is them in Mine anger, and in My there any thing too hard for Me? fury, and in great wrath; and I will Therefore thus saith the LORD; Be- bring them again unto this place, hold, I will give this city into the and I will cause them to dwell band of the Chaldeans, and into the safely: and they shall be My peoland of Nebuchadrezzar king of Ba- ple, and

I will be their God: and I bylon, and he shall take it : and the will give them one heart, and one Caldeans, that fight against this way, that they may fear Me for city, shall come and set fire on this ever, for the good of them, and of eity, and burn it with the houses, their children after them: and I will spon whose roofs they have offered make an everlasting covenant with

them, that I will not turn away from land, whereof ye say, It is desolate them, to do them good; but I will put without man or beast; it is girea My fear in their hearts, that they into the hand of the Chaldeans. Men shall not depart from Me. Yea, I will shall buy fields for money, and subrejoice over them to do them good, scribe evidences, and seal them, and and I will plant them in this land take witnesses in the land of Bea. assuredly with My whole heart and jamin, and in the places about Jewith My whole soul. For thus saith rusalem, and in the cities of Judah, the LORD; Like as I have brought and in the cities of the mountains, all this great evil upon this people, and in the cities of the valley, and so will I bring upon them all the in the cities of the south: for I will good that have promised them. cause their captivity to return, saith And fields shall be bought in this the LORD. AUGUST 3. Morning, JEREMIAH XXXIII. August 3.

OREOVER the word of the tremble for all the goodness and for the second time, while he was yet to it. Thus saith the Lord; Again shut up in the court of the prison, there shall be heard in this place

, saying, Thus saith the LORD the which ye say shall be desolate with Maker thereof, the Lord that form- | out man and without beast, ereta ed it, to establish it; the Lord is in the cities of Judah, and in the His name ; Call unto Me, and I will streets of Jerusalem, that are dedoanswer thee, and shew thee great late, without man, and without inand mighty things, which thou know- habitant, and without beast, the est not. For thus saith the Lord, the voice of joy, and the voice of gladGod of Israel, concerning the houses ness, the voice of the bridegroomin, of this city, and concerning the and the voice of the bride, the Faire houses of the kings of Judah, which of them that shall say, Praise the are thrown down by the mounts, Lord of hosts: for the LORD IS and by the sword; they come to good; for His mercy endureth fur fight with the Chaldeans, but it is ever: and of them that shall bring to fill them with the dead bodies the sacrifice of praise into the becs of men, whom I have slain in Mine of the Lord. For I will cause to anger and in My fury, and for all return the captivity of the land, 36 whose wickedness I have hid My face at the first, saith the Lord. Thus from this city. Behold, I will bring saith the Lord of hosts; Again in it health and cure, and I will cure this place, which is desolate without them, and will reveal unto them the man and without beast, and in aul abundance of peace and truth. And the cities thereof, shall be an habiI will cause the captivity of Judah tation of shepherds causing their and the captivity of Israel to return, flocks to lie down. In the cities of and will build them, as at the first the mountains, in the cities of the And I will cleanse them from all vale, and in the cities of the south

, their iniquity, whereby they have and in the land of Benjamin, and is sinned against Me; and I will par- the places about Jerusalem, and 1 don all their iniquities, whereby they the cities of Judah, shall the Here have sinned, and whereby they have pass again under the hands of tim transgressed against Me.

that telleth them, saith the Lory And it shall be to Me a name of Behold, the days come, saith the joy, a praise and an honour before Lord, that

I will perform that good all the nations of the earth, which thing which I have promised onto shall hear all the good that I do the house of Israel and to the house unto them: and they shall fear and I of Judah.

In those days, and at that time, / reign upon his throne; and with the will I cause the Branch of_right- Levites the priests, My ministers. consness to grow up unto David; As the host of heaven cannot be and He shall execute judgment and numbered, neither the sand of the righteousness in the land. In those sea measured : so will I multiply days shall Judah be saved, and Je- | the seed of David My servant, and rusalem shall dwell safely: and this the Levites that minister unto Me. is the name wherewith she shall be Moreover the word of the LORD called, The LORD our righteousness. came to Jeremiah, saying, Consider

For thus saith the LORD; David est thou not what this people have shall never want a man to sit upon spoken, saying, The two families the throne of the house of Israel; which the Lord hath chosen, He neither shall the priests the Levites hath even cast them off? thus they want a man before Me to offer have despised My people, that they burnt offerings, and to kindle meat should be no more a nation before offerings, and to do sacrifice con them. Thus saith the LORD; If My tinually.

covenant be not with day and night, And the word of the LORD came and if I have not appointed the or. unto Jeremiah, saying, Thus saith dinances of heaven and earth ; then the Lord; If ye can break My co will I cast away the seed of Jacob, Fenant of the day, and My covenant and David My servant, so that I of the night, and that there should will not take any of his seed to be bot be day and night in their sea rulers over the seed of Abraham, $on; then may also My covenant Isaac, and Jacob : for I will cause be broken with David My servant, their captivity to return, and have that he should not have a son to

mercy on them. Evening, JEREMIAH XXXIV. August 3.

August 3.

remiah from the Lord, when thee, so shall they burn odours for Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, thee; and they will lament thee, and all his army, and all the king- saying, Ah lord ! for I have prodorns of the earth of his dominion, nounced the word, saith the Lord. and all the people, fought against Then Jeremiah the prophet spake Jerusalem, and against all the cities all these words unto Zedekiah king thereof,

saying, Thus saith the Lord of Judah in Jerusalem, when the the God of Israel; Go and speak to king of Babylon's army fought a: Zedekiah king of Judah, and tell gainst Jerusalem, and against all him, Thus saith the Lord; Behold, the cities of Judah that were left, I will give this city into the hand of against Lachish, and against Azethe king of Babylon, and he shall kah: for these 'defenced cities rebarn it with fire: and thou shalt not mained of the cities of Judah. Escape out of his hand, but shalt This is the word that came unto surely be taken, and delivered into Jeremiah from the Lord, after that his hand; and thine eyes shall be the king Zedekiah had made a cohold the eyes of the king of Baby- venant with all the people which lon, and he shall speak with thee were at Jerusalem, to proclaim limonth to mouth, and thou shalt

go berty unto them; that every man to Babylon. Yet hear the word of should let his manservant, and every the LORD, O Zedekiah king of Ju man his maidservant, being an Hedah; Thns saith the LORD of thee, brew or an Hebrewess, go free; that Thou shalt not die by the sword: none should serve himself of them, but thou shalt die in peace : and

to wil, of a Jew his brother. Now with the burnings of thy fathers, when all the princes, and all the peo

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