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The Jews' return from captivity.
Judah's captivity for sin. Before mourning to comfort them for the dead; neither shall their groves by the green trees upon the high r. 601. men give them the cup of consolation to drink for hills. their father or for their mother.
e Prov. 31, 6, 7.
Eph. 5, 7.
d chap. 7,
e chap. 15,
f Hosea 10,
30 my mountain in the field, I will give thy sub8 Thou shalt not also go into the house of feast-stance and all thy treasures to the spoil, and thy f Eccl. 7, 2 ing, to sit with them to eat and to drink. high places for sin, throughout all thy borders. foot is then the fat us, the God of 9 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of 4 And thou, even thyself, shalt discontinue from & Israel; Behold, I will cause to cease out of this place thy heritage that I gave thee; and I will cause thee & 2 Kings in your eyes, and in your days, the voice of mirth, to serve thine enemies in the land which thou knowand the voice of gladness, the voice of the bride-est not for ye have kindled a fire in mine anger, groom, and the voice of the bride. which shall burn for ever.
h Isa. 24, 7
10 And it shall come to pass, when thou shalt shew this people all these words, and they shall say unto chap. 5, thee, Wherefore hath the LORD pronounced all this great evil against us? or what is our iniquity? or what is our sin, that we have committed against the LORD our God?
k Mal. 2, 17. & 3, 13.
Mai. 25, 44.
1 Deut. 29,
& 22, 9.
11 Then shalt thou say unto them, 'Because your chap. 25 fathers have forsaken me, saith the LORD, and have walked after other gods, and have served them, and have worshipped them, and have forsaken me, and have not kept my law:
7 Blessed is the man that "trusteth in the LORD, m 1 Chr. 5, and whose hope the LORD is:
8 For he shall be as "a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and 12 And ye have done worse than your fathers; shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall (for, behold, ye walk every one after the imagina-be green; and shall not be careful in the year of n chap. 13, tion of his evil heart, that they may "not hearken unto me ;)
10 I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and 18. according to the fruit of his doings.
r (ien. 6, 5, 12.
$ 1 Cor. 2,
11 As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so he "that getteth riches, and not by right, ii. shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at 1 Rev. 2, 23. his end shall be a fool.
12 A glorious high throne from the beginning is the place of our sanctuary.
u 1 Kings
x Job 15, 22.
y Luke 12
13 O LORD, the Hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from 20. me shall be written in the earth, because they have z Psal. 73, 16 Behold, I will send for many fishers, saithforsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters. the LORD, and they shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.
17 For mine eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from my face, neither is their iniquity hid from mine eyes.
18 And first I will 'recompense their iniquity and their sin double; because they have defiled my land, b Lev. 26, they have filled mine inheritance with the carcases of their detestable and abominable things.
c Ps. 18, 2.
Mat. 8, 11.
19 O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and d Mal.1,11 my refuge in the day of affliction, the "Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, elsai. 44, and things wherein there is no profit.
f ch. 2, 11.
g Gal. 4, &.
la Psal. 9,
ver. 18, 19.
a Job 19,
20 Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods?
21 Therefore, behold, I will this once "cause them to know, I will cause them to know my hand and my might; and they shall know that my name is The LORD.
1 The captivity of Judah for her sin....5 Trust in God is blessed. HE sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the point of a diamond: it is graven 52 Cor. 3, upon the table of their heart, and upon the horns of your altars;
e Lex. 4, 7,
2 Whilst their children remember their altars and
The type of the potter.
Before CHRIST cir. 601.
r Exod. 15, 21.
The Jews' desolation. but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear, & flowing waters that come from another place be forsaken? nor receive instruction.
24 And it shall come to pass, if ye diligently hearken unto me, saith the LORD, to bring in no burden through the gates of this city on the sabbath-day, but hallow the sabbath-day, to do no work therein; 25 Then shall there enter into the gates of this city Isa. 1, 18. kings and princes sitting upon the throne of David, chap. 22, 4. riding in chariots and on horses, they, and their princes, the men of Judah, and the intants ir priusalem; and this city shall remain for ever.
26 And they shall come from the cities of Judah, and from the places about Jerusalem, and from the 1 Kingsland of Benjamin, and from the plain, and from the mountains, and from the "south, bringing burnt-offerings, and sacrifices, and meat-offerings, and incense, and bringing sacrifices of praise, unto the house of the LORD.
u Zech. 7, 7.
↑ Heb. bringing praise, or,
confession, Lev. 4, 24.
Cor. 5, 2.
27 But if ye will not hearken unto me to hallow 2012 the sabbath-day, and not to bear a burden, even entering in at the gates of Jerusalem on the sabbath-day; then will I kindle a fire in the gates thereof, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched.
12 Kings Ch. 21, 14
& 52, 13.
5 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
6 O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in Acts 17, the potter's hand, so are ye in my hand, O house of Israel.
21 Therefore deliver up their children to the famine, and pour out their blood by the force of the 9, 10. sword; and let their wives be bereaved of their children, and be widows; and let their men be put to death; let their young men be slain by the sword in battle.
22 Let a cry be heard from their houses, when thou shalt bring a troop suddenly upon them; for they 12 Kings have digged a pit to take me, and hid snares for 24, 2 my feet.
At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, Tearthen bottle, and take of the ancients of the
2 And go forth unto the valley of the son of b2 kings Hinnom, which is by the entry of the east gate, c Neh. 3, and proclaim there the words that I shall tell thee; 29. 3 And say, Hear ye the word of the LORD, Od Mat. 28, kings of Judah, and inhabitants of Jerusalem; Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Behold, s I will bring evil upon this place, the which whoso- ch. 17, 20. ever heareth, his ears shall & tingle.
e Deut. 33,
f Gen. 2, 1.
4 Because they have forsaken me, and have estranged this place, and have burnt incense in it 2 Kings 21, unto other gods, whom neither they nor their fathers chap. 2, have known, nor the kings of Judah, and have filled 15. this place with the blood of innocents;
i Isa. 1, 11.
5 They have built also the high places of Baal, k2 Kings to burn their sons with fire for burnt-offerings unto 1 Lev. 18, Baal, which I "commanded not, nor spake it, neither 2 Kings 23, came it into my mind:
6 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the m Col. 2, LORD, that this place shall no more be called Tophet, nor, The valley of the son of Hinnom, but, n Josh. 15, The valley of Slaughter.
chap. 7, 32.
7 And I will make void the counsel of Judah and o Isa. 30, 1, Jerusalem in this place; and I will cause them to fall by the sword before their enemies, and by the £1 Sem. 4
Pashur's fearful doom.
CHRIST cir. 605.
CHRIST cir. 605.
Before hands of them that seek their lives; and their car-ceived; thou art stronger than I, and hast prevailed: Before cases will I give to be meat for the fowls of the I am in derision daily, every one mocketh me. heaven, and for the beasts of the earth. 8 For since I spake, I cried out, I cried violence and spoil; because the word of the LORD was made a reproach unto me, and a derision daily,
q ch. 7, 33. & 16, 4.
8 And I will make this city 'desolate, and a hissing: rch. 49, 15. every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished and hiss, because of all the plagues thereof.
12 Kings chap. 7,32
verses 5, 13.
9 And I will cause them to eat the flesh of their sons, and the flesh of their daughters, and they shall eat every one the flesh of his 'friend, in the siege and straitness wherewith their enemies, and they that seek their lives, shall straiten them.
10 Then shalt thou break "the bottle in the sight of the men that go with thee,
11 And shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Even so will I break this people, and this city, as one breaketh a potter's vessel, that cannot be made whole again; and they shall bury them in Tophet, till there be no place to bury.
12 Thus will I do unto this place, saith the LORD, and to the inhabitants thereof, and even make this city as Tophet:
13 And the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses of the kings of Judah, shall be defiled, as the place of Deut. 22, Tophet, because of all the houses upon whose roofs they have burnt incense unto all the host of heaven, and have poured out drink-offerings unto other gods. 14 Then came Jeremiah from Tophet, whither the LORD had sent him to prophesy; and he stood in the court of the LORD's house, and said to all the people,
2 Then Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the stocks that were in the high gate of Benjamin, which was by the house of the LORD.
3 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Pashur brought forth Jeremiah out of the stocks. Then said Jeremiah unto him, The LORD hath not called thy name Pashur, but | Magor-missabib.
4 For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will make thee a terror to thyself, and to all thy friends; and they shall fall by the sword of their enemies, and thine eyes shall behold it: and I will give all Judah into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall carry them captive into Babylon, and shall slay them with the sword.
5 Moreover, I will deliver all the strength of this city, and all the labours thereof, and all the precious P114 things thereof, and all the treasures of the kings of Judah will I give into the hand of their enemies, which shall spoil them, and take them, and carry them to Babylon.
9 Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in my heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and q Ps. 39, 4. I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay. r Acts 17, 10 For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every Cor. 9, 17. side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting, saying, Perad- s Luke 11, venture he will be enticed, and we shall prevail 53. against him, and we shall take our revenge on him. 32 11 But the LORD is with me as a mighty terrible one; therefore my persecutors shall" stumble, and they shall not prevail; they shall be greatly ashamed: for they shall not prosper: their everlasting confuSion shall never be forgotten.
An exhortation to repentance.
Before pestilence, from the sword, and from the famine, into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of their enemies, and into the hand of Heb. soul, those that seek their † life and he shall smite them Mat. 2, 20. with the edge of the sword; he shall not spare them, 2 Ch. 56, neither have pity, nor have mercy.
Ezek. 9, 5,6.
8 And unto this people thou shalt say, Thus saith 1 Deut. 30, the LORD; Behold, I set' before you the way of life, and the way of death.
Ps. 101, 1. m Mat. 7,
9 He that abideth in this city shall die by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence: but n ch. 38, 2. he that goeth out, and falleth to the Chaldeans that besiege you, he shall live, and his life shall be unto o Rev. 18, 4. him for a prey.
r Zech. 7, 9.
10 For I have set my face against this city, for evil, and not for good, saith the LORD; it shall be given into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall burn it with fire.
11 And touching the house of the king of Judah, say, Hear ye the word of the LORD:
The judgment of Shallum, &c.
Before CHRIST 609.
u 2 Kings 23, 30.
zek. 19, 4
11 For thus saith the LORD touching Shallum the son of Josiah king of Judah, which reigned instead of Josiah his father, which "went forth out of this place; He shall not return thither any more: 12 But he shall die in the place whither they have led him captive, and shall see this land no more. 13 Wo unto him that buildeth his house by un-x Hab. 2, 9. righteousness, and his chambers by wrong; that useth his neighbour's service without wages, and giveth him not for his work;
17 But thine eyes and thy heart are not but for thy e Isa. 3, 10 12 O house of David, thus saith the LORD, Exe-covetousness, and for to shed innocent blood, and deh. 9, PS 101, a. Cute judgment in the morning, and deliver him that for oppression, and for violence to do it. is spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor, lest my fury go out like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.
Jeremiah exhorteth to repentance with promises and threats. THU HUS saith the LORD, Go down to the house of the king of Judah, and speak there this word, 2 And say, b Hear the word of the LORD, O king of Judah, that sittest upon the throne of David, thou, and thy servants,and thy people thatenter in by these gates; 3 Thus saith the LORD, Execute ye judgment and d Ps. 72, 2, righteousness, and "deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.
7 And I will prepare" destroyers against thee, Ps. 74, 56. every one with his weapons; and they shall cut ch. 46, 26. down thy choice cedars, and cast them into the fire. 8 And many nations shall pass by this city, and Deut. 29, they shall say every man to his neighbour, Wherefore hath the LORD done thus unto this great city? 9 Then they shall answer, Because they have 12 Car. 34, forsaken the covenant of the LORD their God, and worshipped other gods, and served them.
f 2 Kings 2 Chr. 35,
18 Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning 'Je- 17. hoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah; They shall not lament for him, saying, "Ah my brother! or, Ah 23, 30. sister! they shall not lament for him, saying, Ah 24 lord! or, Ah his glory!
g ch. 16, 6. & 34, 15.
King 12 Chr 36,
19 He shall be buried with the 'burial of an ass, drawn and cast forth beyond the gates of Jerusalem. 20 Go up to Lebanon, and cry; and lift up thy voice in Bashan, and cry from the passages: for all 6. thy lovers are destroyed.
k2 Kings 24, 6.
21 I spake unto thee in thy prosperity; but thou 2 Cbr. 56, 8 saidst, I will not hear: this hath been thy manner 1 ch. 2, 31. from thy youth, that thou " obeyedst not my voice. 6, 17. & 22 The wind shall eat up all thy pastors, and m Ezek. 33, thy lovers shall go into captivity: surely then shalt thou be ashamed and confounded for all thy wick- 19. edness.
n Hosea 4,
o Rev. 13, 2.
23 O inhabitant of Lebanon, that makest thy nest in the cedars, how gracious shalt thou be when pangs PP1,28%. come upon thee, the pain as of a woman in travail! Hosea 5, 6. 24 As I live, saith the LORD, though Coniah the 92 Kings son of Jehoiakim king of Judah were the signet upon chap. 37, 1. my right hand, yet would I pluck thee thence; r Song 3, 6. 25 And I will give thee into the hand of them that Hag. 2, 23. seek thy life, and into the hand of them whose face sch. 21, 7. thou fearest, even into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of the Chaldeans. 26 And I will cast thee out, and thy mother that 12 Kings bare thee, into another " country, where ye were not Ísa. 22, 17. born; and there shall ye die.
27 But to the land whereunto they desire to return, thither shall they not return.
28 Is this man Coniah a despised broken idol? is he a vessel wherein is no pleasure? wherefore are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into a land which they know not?
290 earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD: 30 Thus saith the LORD, Write ye this man child- Y! Chr 3, less, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for no ch. 6, 30. man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah.
Mat. 1, 12.
Jeremiah prophesieth a restoration of the scattered flock.
5 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I b Isa. 2,7. will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute 'judgment and justice in the earth.
Isa. 11, 25.
k Rom. 11,
1 ch. 3, 12.
19 Behold, a whirlwind of the LORD is gone forth in fury, even a "grievous whirlwind: it shall fall heard, grievously upon the head of the wicked.
Amos 1, 1
m Nah. 1,S.
20 The anger of the LORD shall not return, until he have executed, and till he have performed, the Hos. 11,6. thoughts of his heart: in the latter days ye shall o ch. 30, 24. consider it perfectly.
p Ezek. 2,
q Mat. 7,15
r 1 Kings
21 I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied. 22 But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they 22, 19 should have turned them from their evil way, and 5 ch.1 8 from the evil of their doings.
23 Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not i a God afar off?
t Ps. 103,
u Ps. 139, 7.
y Nun. 12,
6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and 'Israel shall dwell safely and this is his name whereby he 24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I x 1 Kings shall be called, THE LORD "OUR RIGHT-shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill 8, 27. Hosea 1,11. EOUSNESS. heaven and earth? saith the LORD. 7 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the 25 I have heard what the prophets said, that pro- & LORD, that " they shall no more say, The LORD liv-phesy lies in my name, saying, 1-have dreamed, I z Psal. 1,2 eth, which brought up the children of Israel out of have dreamed. the land of Egypt;
a Eph. 4,
26 How long shall this be in the heart of the pro- 14 phets that prophesy lies? yea, they are prophets of b Acts 13, the deceit of their own heart;
c Judg. 3,
8 But, The LORD liveth, which brought up, and which led, the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had 27 Which think to cause my people to forget my 9, Isa. 27,12. driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land. name by their dreams, which they tell every man to a1 Pet. 4, 9 My heart within me is broken because of the his neighbour, as their fathers have forgotten my 11. prophets; all my bones shake: I am like a drunk-name for Baal. p Ps. 51, 17. en man,and like a man whom wine hath overcome, because of the LORD, and because of the words of his holiness.
31 Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the 20 12 Wherefore their way shall be unto them as LORD, that use their tongues, and say, "He saith. 1 Atts 21, y Ps. 35, 6. slippery ways in the darkness; they shall be driven 32 Behold, I am against them that prophesy false 27. on, and fall therein: for I will bring evil upon them, dreams, saith the LORD, and do tell them, and cause mIsa. 30, even the year of their visitation, saith the LORD. my people to err by their iies, and by their "lightness; 13 And I have seen folly in the prophets of Sama- yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore ria; they prophesied in Baal, and caused my people they shall not profit this people at all, saith the LORD. Isa. 9, 16. Israel to err. 33 And when this people, or the prophet, or a 14 I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusa-priest, shall ask thee, saying, What is the burden lem a horrible thing: they commit adultery, and of the LORD? thou shalt then say unto them, What walk in lies they strengthen also the hands of burden? I will even forsake you, saith the LORD. 9, 25. d Ezek. 13, evil-doers, that none doth return from his wicked- 34 And as for this prophet, and the priest, and the Mal.1.1 ness they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and people, that shall say, The burden of the LORD, I the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah. will even punish that man and his house.