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Evils prophesied by Jeremiah

JEREMIAH.

Gud's promise to the penitent house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken dwell therein? the beasts are consumed, and the birds; Before cir. 60%.my covenant, which I made with their fathers. because they said, He shall not see our last end.

11 Therefore thus saith the LORD, Bebold, I will 5 If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have n Micah 3, bring evil ipon them, which they shall not be able wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with 21. to escape; and though they shall cry unto me, I will horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou k Prov. 24,

I not hearken unto them.

trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do John 21, 18. 12 Then shall the cities of Judah, and inhabitants in the 'swelling of Jordan?

of Jerusalem go and cry unto the gods unto whom 6 For even thy “ brethren, and the house of thy Heb. 12, .. 12 Kings they offer enceuse : but they shall not save them at father, even they have dealt treacherously with thee; m ch. 9, 4. all in the time of their trouble.

yea, they have "called a multitude after thee: believe n Ps. 73, 10. 13 For according to the 'number of thy cities were them not, though they speak o fair words unto thee. thy gods, O Judah; and according to the number of 7 I have forsaken my house, I have left my heri- 22 Kings

the streets of Jerusalem have ye set up altars to that tage; I have given the dearly-beloved of my soul pchap. 10 5 ch. 2, 24. *shameful thing, even altars to burn incense unto Baal. { into the hand of her enemies. 14 Therefore 'pray not thou for this people, neither 8 My heritage is unto me as a lion in the forest ; . Mat. 23,

37" lift up a cry or prayer for them: for I will not hear it crieth out against me: therefore have I hated it. them in the time that they cry unto me for their trouble. 9 My heritage is unto me as 'a speckled bird ; the rLuke 20,

15 What hath my beloved " to do in my house, birds round about are against her; come ye, assemch 7,7, & seeing she hath wrought lewdness with many, and ble all the beasts of the field, come to devour.

, * ' * Ezek. 16, the y holy flesh is passed from thee? when thou doest 10 Many 'pastors have destroyed my vineyard, evil, then thou ? rejoicest.

they have trodden my " portion under foot, they have 16 The Lord called thy name, 'A green olive-made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness. tree, fair, and of goodly fruit; with the noise of a 11 They have made it desolate, and being deso- Isai.5, 5,

great tumult he hath kindled fire upon it, and the late it mourneth unto me; the whole land is made (sai. 5, 19. branches of it are broken.

desolate, because no man y layeth it to heart. 17 For the LORD of hosis that planted thee hath 12 The ? spoilers are come upon all high places Luke 13, 2. pronounced evil against thee, for the evil of the house through the wilderness : for the sword of the Lord 21. b Exod. 15, of Israel, and of the house of Judah, which they have shall devour from the one end of the land even to the Esaiah 5, 1. done against themselves, to provoke me to anger, in other end of the land: 'no flesh shall have peace. offering incense unto Baal.

13 They have sown wheat, but shall reap thorns; 18 And the Lord hath given me knowledge of it, they have put themselves to pain, but shall not profit; Mat. 2, 1s. and I know it: then thou shewedst me their doings. and they shall be ashamed of your revenues, because

19 But I was like 'a lamb, or an ox, that is brought of the fierce anger of the LORD. e ch. 19,& to the slaughter; and I knew not that they had e de- 14 Thus saith the LORD against all mine evil Prov. 3, 4.

vised devices against me, saying, Let us destroy the neighbours, that touch the inheritance which I a Ohadiah

tree with the fruit thereof, and let us cu!t him off from have caused my people Israel to inherit: Behold, I ver. 11, 14. * P$. 88, 4. the land of the living, that his name may be no more will 'pluck them out of their land, and pluck out e Zech. 3 8. remembered.

the house of Judah from among them. 20 But, O Lord of hosts, that judgest right- 15 And it shall come to pass, after that I have Rev. 14, 15. Kesz.. cously, that 5 triest the reins and the heart, let me plucked them out I will return, and have compassion

see thy vengeance on them; for unto thee have I on them, and will bring them again, every man to echap. S. 11 1 Pet. revealed "my cause.

his heritage, and every man to his land. 21 Therefore thus saith the LORD of the men of 16 And it shall come to pass if they will diligently & Xun. 25, Mark 13, 'Anathoth, that seek thy life, saying, “ Prophesy not learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name, Luke 4, 28. in the name of the Lord, that thou die not by our hand: The Lord liveth; (as they taught my people to i Zech. 10,

22 Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, Be-swear by Baal;) then shall they be built in the midst Eph. 2, 18. Amos 2, 12. hold, I will punish them; the young men shall die of my people.

by the sword, their sons and their daughters shall 17 But if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck kech. 14, die by famine;

up and destroy that nation, saith the LORD.
23 And there shall be no remnant of them, for I

CHAPTER XIII.
will bring evil upon the men of Anathoth, even the By the type of a linen girdle, God prefigureth his people's
year of their visitation.

destruction,
CHAPTER XII.

THUS saith the LORD unto me, Go and get thee cir. 602.
Jeremiah complaineth of the prosperity of the wicked.

a "linen girdle, and put it upon thy loins, and
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DIGHTEOUS * art thou, O Lord, when I plead put it not in water.

2 So I got a girdle, according to the word of the bIsa. 1;.
judgments: Wherefore doth the way of the wicked Lord, and put it on my loins.
prosperi wherefore are all they happy that deal very 3 And the word of the LORD came unto me the c. Pr. 3,5
treacherously?

second time, saying, 2 Thou hast planted them; yea, they have taken 4 Take the girdle that thou hast got, which is upon Heb. 11, 24c Tit. I, 16. root : they grow; yea, they bring forth fruit: thouthy loins, and arise, go to “ Euphrates, and hide it d Ezek. 8, x o Psal 139, art near in their mouth, and far from their reins. there in a hole of the rock.

3 But thou, O LORD, 'knowest me; thou hast seen 5 ° So I went, and hid it by Euphrates, as the 42 Kings

me, and tried my heart e toward thee; pull them out LORD commanded me. ! Janies 5, like sheep for the slaughter, and prepare them for 6 And it came to pass after many days, that the the day of slaughter.

LORD said unto me, Arise, go to Euphrates, and 4 How long shall the 5 land mourn, and the herbs take the girdle from thence, which I commanded ofevery field wither, for ihe "wickedness of them that thee to hide there.

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CHAPTER XIV.

A grievous famine. 7 Then I went to Euphrates, and digged, and took me, saith the Lord; because thou hast forgotten me, Before cir. 602. the girdle from the place where I had hid it; and, and 'trusted in falsehool.

behold, the girdle was marred, it was 'profitable for 26 Therefore will I discover thy skirts upon thy f Ps. 14, 2 Erek. 13, 3. nothing.

face, that thy shame may appear. 8 Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 27 I have seen thine adulteries, and thy neighings, g2 Chr. 15,

9 Thus saith the LORD, After this manner will i{the lewdness of thy whoredom, and thine abominaLev. 26, mar the 6 pride of Judah, and the great pride of Je- tions on the hills in the fields. Wo unto thee, O JeIsa. 211, rusalem.

rusalem! wilt thou not be made clean ? when shall h ch. 4, 14. 10 This evil people, which refuse to hear my words, it once be ? which walk in the imagination of their heart, and

CHAPTER XIV. th. 2, 13. h walk after other gods to serve them, and to worship A grievous famine causeth Jeremiah to pray.

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1 concerning the dearth. 11 For as the girdle cleaveth to the loins of a man, 2 Judah mourneth, and the gates thereof languish, i Deut. 30, so have I caused to cleave unto me the whole house they are black unto the ground ; and the cry of Jeru

of Israel, and the whole house of Judah, saith the salem is gone up. k Ex. 19, 5. LORD; that they might be unto me for ka people, and 3 And their nobles bave sent their little ones to the

for a name, and for a praise, and for a glory: butwaters : they came to the pits, and found no water; bch. 213 they would not hear.

they returned with their vessels empty; they were 12 Therefore thou shalt speak unto them this word, ashamed and confounded, and covered their heads. 52. Sam. 14 mch 25, n. Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Every bottle 4 Because the ground is chapt, for there was no a ler. 26, . 27

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shall be filled with wine; and they shall say unto rain in the earth, the ® plowmen were ashamed, they
thee, Do we not certainly know that every bottle covered their heads.
sball be filled with wine ?

5 Yea, the hind also 'calved in the field, and for- e Joel 2, 11
13 Then shalt thou say unto them, Thus saith the sook it, because there was no grass.
LORD, Behold, I will fill all the inhabitants of this 6 And the wild asses did stand in the high places,
land, even the kings that sit upon David's throne, and they snuffed up the wind like dragons; their cyes & ch 2, 24

the priests, and the prophets, and all the inhabitants did fail, because there was no grass. geb. 25,15. of Jerusalem, °with drunkenness.

710 LORD, though our iniquities testify against us, iam. , 17. 14 And I will dash them Pone against another, even do thou it for thy k name's sake: for our backslidings i Pa. 50, 15. sni. 2; 9. the fathers and the sons together, saith the Lord;1} are many ; we have sinned against thee. 123, 15, will not pity, nor spare, nor have mercy," but destroy 80 the Hope of Israel, the Saviour thereof in 1ch. 17,13

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time of trouble, why shouldest thou be as a stranger 15 Hear ye, and give ear ; be not 'proud : for the in the land, and as a wayfaring man that turneth aside Mal. 1, 13. Lord hath spoken.

to tarry for ma night? 16. Give glory to the LORD your God, before he 9. Why shouldest thou be as a man astonished, as n Ps. 118, .

9 Hosea : 9,7" cause darkness, and before your feet stumble upon a mighty man that o cannot save ? yet thou, O LORD, o Isa. 59, 1. Isa

. 8, 22. the dark mountains, and while ye look for light, heart in the midst of us, and we are called by thy pZech. 2,5. Lam. 2.1. turn it into the shadow of death, and make it gross name : leave us not. darkness.

10 Thus saith the LORD unto this people, Thus 17 But if ye will not hear it, my soul shall ' weep have they 9 loved to wander, they have not refrained 4 ch. 2, 2. trad. is in secret places for your pride ; and mine eyes shall their feet; therefore the LORD doth not accept them:

weep sore, and run down with tears, because the he will now 'remember their iniquity, and visit their , Ps. 50, 21. LORD's flock is carried away captive.

sinis. 18 * Say unto the king and to the queen, Humble il Then said the Lord unto me, * Pray not for this sch. 11, 14. y Po. 191, yourselves, sit down; for your principalities shall people for their good. come down, even the crown of your glory.

12 When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and I. 1,5. 1. Deut. 8,

19 The ? cities of the south shall be shut up, and when they offer burnt-offering and an oblation, I will none shall open them ; Judah shall be carried away not accept them; but I will consume them by the captive all of it, it shall be wholly carried away sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence. captive.

13 Then said I, Ah, LORD God! behold, the ch.3, 31 20 Lift up your eyes, and behold them that come prophets say unto them, Ye shall not see the sword, 3:11: 2,37" from the north ; where is the flock that was given neither shall ye have famine; but I will give you as

; b ? Kings thee, thy beautiful flock?

sured peace in this place. 21 What wilt thou say when he shall “punish thee? 11 Then the Lord said unto me, The prophets (for thou hast taught them to be captains, and as chief prophesy * lies in my name ;' I sent them not, neither than 7,2 over thee ;) shall not sorrows take thee, as a woman have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: Ths. 2 in travail ?

they prophesy unto you a false vision and divina22 And if thou say in thy heart, Wherefore cometion, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their 27, 13.

these things upon me? For the greatness of thine heart. Hosea 2, 9. iniquity are thy skirts discovered, and thy heels 15 Therefore thus saith the Lord concerning the made bare.

prophets that prophesy in my name, and I sent them 23 Can the Ethiopian change bis skin, or the leop-not, yet they say, Sword and famine shall not be in

ard, his spots ? then may ye also do good, that are this land ; ? By sword and famine shall those prophets x 1 Kings Mos. 13,3. accustomed to do evil.

be consumed. 24 Therefore will I scatter them as the stubble 16 And the people to whom they prophesy shall be 205 20, that passeth away by the wind of the wilderness. cast out in the streets of Jerusalem, because of the 25 This us thy člot, the poriion of thy measures from famine and the sword; and they shall have none to

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The rejection of the Jews.

JEREMIAH.

Jeremiah's complaint and prayer. Before, a bury them, them, their wives, nor their sons, nors ed : and the residue of them will I deliver to the cir. 601.' their daughters; for I will pour their wickedness sword before their enemies, saith the LORD. upon them.

10 P Wo is me, my mother, that thou hast borne 17 Therefore thou shalt say this word unto them, {nue a man of strife, and a man of contention to the

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my people is broken with a great breach, with a doth curse me.
very grievous blow.

11 The Lord said, Verily it shall be well with thy
18 If I go forth into the field, then behold the remnant; verily I will cause the enemy to 'entreat s ch. 39, 17

d slain with the sword! and if I enter into the city, thee well in the time of evil, and in the time of affliction. tch. 40, 4. then behold them that are sick with famine! yea, 12 Shall "iron break the northern iron and the steel? u ch. 23,29 both the prophet and the priest go about into a land 13 Thy substance and thy * treasures will I give , Pr. 11,4 that they know not.

to the spoil without price, and that for all thy sins, 19 Hast thou utterly rejected e Judah ? hath thy even in all thy borders.

soul loathed Zion ? why hast thou smitten us, and 14 And I will make thee to pass with thine ene- y ch. 17, 12 Chr. Se, there is no healing for us? we looked for peace, mies into a land which thou knowest not; for ? a fire , Dent

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a Cho 15,18. and there is no good; and for the time of healing, is kindled in mine anger, which shall burn upon you. 22

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15 O LORD, a thou knowest: remember me, and a ch. 11, 18. 20 We acknowledge, O Lord, our wickedness, visit me, and revenge me of my persecutors ; take 12 Tim. 4,

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16 Thy words were found, and I did d eat them ; a Job 23, 2 185,43.2 disgrace the throne of thy glory: "remember, ' break and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of Ezek. 2 & not thy covenant with us.

my heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD e Ps. 119, 22 Are there any among the vanities of the Gen-God of hosts.

tiles that can cause rain ? or can * the heavens give 17 I sat not in the 'assembly of the mockers, nor i Psal. 1, 1. Hosea 2, showers? Art not thou he, O Lord our God ? there- rejoiced; I sat "alone, because of thy hand: for & Hos. 9, s. Amos 4, 7. fore we will wait upon thee; for thou hast made thou hast filled me with 'indignation.

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18 Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound in- i Mark 3, 5. CHAPTER XV.

curable, which refuseth to be healed ? wilt thou be The utter rejection and manifold judgments of the Jews. altogether unto me as ka liar, and as waters that fail? THEN unto , Though

Therefore the return, fermek 15. not be toward this people ; cast them out of my sight, before me: and if thou take forth the precious from and let them go forth.

the vile, thou shalt be as "my mouth: let them return 20. 2 And it shall come to pass, if they say unto thee, unto thee ; but return not thou unto them.

° Whither shall we go forth? then thou shalt tell them, 20 And I will make thee unto this people Pa fenced . Lev. 16, Thus saith the LORD, Such as are for death, to brazen wall; and they shall fight against thee, but cla . 43, 11. death ; and such as are for the sword, to the sword, they shall not a prevail against thee: for I am with .ch. 10,15

and such as are for the famine, to the famine; and thee to save thee, and to deliver thee, saith the LORD.
such as are for the captivity, to the captivity. *.21 And I will deliver thee out of the hand of the

3 And I will appoint over them four kinds, saith wicked, and I will redeem thee out of the hand of
ch. 43, 11. the LORD ; the sword to slay, and the dogs to tear, the terrible.
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CHAPTER XVI.
Ezek. 23, earth, to devour and destroy.

The prophet foresheweth the utter ruin of the Jews.
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word of Lordcame , e Deut. 2a, kingdoms of the earth, because of 'Manasseh the

son of Hezekiah king of Judah, for that which he shalt thou have sons nor daughters in this place. 12 Kings did in Jerusalem.

3 For thus saith the LORD concerning the sons, Mat. 14, 19 5 For 6 who shall have pity upon theo, O Jerusa- į and concerning the daughters that are born in this v. Ps. 78, 64lem ? or who shall bemoan thee? or who shall go place, and concerning their mothers that bare them, as,.. aside to ask how thon doest?

and concerning their fathers that begat them in this chap. 8,2 6 Thou hast " forsaken me, saith the LORD, thou land;

h art gone backward ; therefore will I stretch out my 4 They shall die of grievous deaths : they shall i Amos 7, hand against thee, and destroy theę; I am' weary not be lamented, neither shall they be buried; but

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they shall be as dung upon the face of the earth : 7 And I will fan them with a fan in k the gates of and they shall be consumed by the sword, and by

the land ; I will bereave them of children, I will de- famine; and their carcases shall be meat for the c Ps. 79, 2 1 Isa. 9,13. stroy my people, since they'return not from their fowls of heaven, and for the beasts of the earth. Amos 4, 10, ways.

5 For thus saith the LORD, Enter not into the house 8 Their widows are increased to me above the of mourning, neither go to lament nor bemoan them: m.cb. 18, sand of the seas: I have brought upon them, for I have taken away my peace from this people, ...

against the mother of the young men, a spoiler at saith the LORD, even loving-kindness and mercies. chap. 1,5 Kingo noon-day; I have caused him to fall upon it sudden- 6 Both the great and the small shall die in this & 47, 5. 1 Thes.'5, 2. ly, and terrors upon the city.

land: they shall not be buried, neither shall men la- tHeb deal 9 She that hath borne seven languisheth; she hath ment for them, nor "cut themselves, nor make them that is Amos 2,9. given up the ghost; her sun is gone down while itselves bald for them: wus yet day; she hath been ashamed and confound- 7 Neither shall men † tear themselves for them in 17.

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The Jews' return from captivity.

CHAPTER XVII.

Judah's captivity for sin. Betore, mourning to comfort them for the dead; neither shall their groves by the green trees upon the high Before

men give them the cup of consolation to drink for hills.
their father or for their mother.

3 O 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 ( Eccl. 7, 2. ing, to sit with them to eat and to drink.

high 'places for sin, throughout all thy borders.
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 beritage that I gave thee; and I will cause thee . Kings 6 in your eyes, and in your days, the voice of mirth, to serve thine enemies in the land which thou know

and 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.
10 And it shall come to pass, when thou shaltshew 5 Thus saith the LORD, Cursed be the man that
this people all these words, and they shall say unto' trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and i Isa. 30, 1.
thee, 'Wherefore hath the LORD pronounced all this whose heart departeth from the LORD:

great evil against us? or " what is our iniquity? or 6 For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and * *132. 17. what is our sin, that we have committed against the shall not see when good cometh ; but shall inhabit k Job 9, 82. Mal. 25, 44. LORD our God?

the 'parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land 1 Deut. 29, 11 Then shalt thou say unto them, 'Because your and not inhabited. chap 3 a fathers have forsaken me, saith the Lord, and have 7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, m1 Chr. 5,

walked after other gods, and have served them, and and whose hope the LORD is:
have worshipped them, and have forsaken me, and 8 For he shall be as "a tree planted by the waters,
have not kept my law :

and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and - Ps. 1, s. 12 And ye bave 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 o chap 13, tion of his evil heart, that they may "not hearken drought, neither shall P cease from yielding fruit. . unto me;)

9 The heart is deceitful o above all things, and "?. 13 Therefore will I cast you out of this land into' desperately wicked : who'can know it? a land that ye know not, neither ye nor your fathers; 10 I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins,

and there shall ye serve other gods day and night, even to give every man according to his ways, and is. PPs. 108, where I will not Pshew you favour.

according to the fruit of his doings.
14 9 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the 11 As the partridge siteth on eggs, and hatcheth

LORD, that it shall no more be said, The LORD them not; so he "that getteth riches, and not by right, ii. - Hos 3, 5. liveth that brought up the children of Israel out of shall * leave them in the midst of his days, and at 1 Rev. 2, 23. • Hos. 6, e. the land of Egypt;

his end shall be y a fool. 15 But, The LORD liveth that brought up the 12 A glorious high throne from the beginning is Hosra 1, children of Israel from the land of the north, and the place of our sanctuary.

from all the lands whither he had driven them and 13 O Lord, the Hope of Israel, all that ? forsake uchap. 3, I will bring them again into their land that I gave thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from 20. unto their fathers.

me shall be a written in the earth, because they have z l'sal. 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 14 • Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed ; 22. send for many hunters, and they shall hunt themsave me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise. Luke 10, 2 from every mountain, and from every hill, and out 15 Behold, they say unto me, Where is the word » Job 42, of the holes of the rocks.

of the LORD ? let it come now. 17 For mine eyes are upon all their ways: they 16 As for me, I have not hastened from being a c Isaiah 5, Prov. 5, 21. are " not hid from my face, neither is their iniquity pastor to follow thee; neither have o I desired the Krek

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woful day, thou knowest : that which came out of Anos s, i és 18 And first I will recompense their iniquity and my lips was 'right before thee. '

. their sin double ; because they have defiled my land, 17 Be not a terror uato me: thou art my hope in e ch. 9, 1 b Lev. 26, they have filled mine inheritance with the carcases the 6 day of evil. of their detestable and abominable things.

18 Let them be confounded that persecute me, 19 O LORD, 'my strength, and my fortress, and but let'not me be confounded; let them be dismayed, Ps. 23, 4, 1.1.4,my refuge in the day of affliction, the "Gentiles shall but let not me be dismayed: bring upon them the 90, 99,- *

come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall day of evil, and destroy them with double destruction. iDs. 25, 2

say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, 19 Thus said the Lord unto me, Go and stand in Isai. 44, and things wherein there is no profit.

the * gate of the children of the people, whereby the birth 536. 20 Shall a man'make gods unto himself, and kings of Judah come in, and by the which they go they are % no gods?

out, and in all the gates of Jerusalem; 21 Therefore, behold, I will this once cause them

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20 And 'say unto them, Hear ye the word of the itzek. 2 7. to know, I will cause them to know my hand and my Lord, yet kings of Judah, and all Judah, and all the mch: 19.2. might; and they shall know that my name is The inhabitants of Jerusalem, that enter in by these gates: LORD.

21 Thus saith the Lord, Take need to yourselves, . Deut. 4, CHAPTER XVII.

and o bear no burden on the sabbath-day, nor bring 2 Kings 10. 1 The captivity of Judah for her sin...5 Trust in God is blessed. it in by the gates of Jerusalem ; THỂ sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, 22 Neither carry forth a burden out of your houses Neb. 19

and with the point of a diamond : it is graven on the sabbath-day, neither do ye any work; but :? Cor.3, upon the table of their heart, and upon the hornshallow ye the sabbath-day, Pas I commanded your 2013 Ley. 4, 7,

fathers. of your altars ; 2 Whilst their children remember their altars and 23 But they obeyed not, neither inclined their ear, 16.12

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The Jews desolation. but made their neck stiff, that they might not hear, { flowing waters that come from another place be Before nor receive instruction.

forsaken? 24 And it shall come to pass, if ye diligently 15 Because my people hath forgotten me, they hearken unto me, saith the Lord, to bring in no bur-have burnt incense to vanity, and they have "caused u Mal. 2, . den through the gates of this city on the sabbath-day, them to stumble in their ways from the * ancient fechap. 6, but hallow the sabbath-day, to do no work therein ; paths, to walk in paths in a way not cast up;

25 Then shall there enter into the gates of this city 16 To make their land desolate, and a perpetual slo. 1, 18. •kings and princes sitting upon the throne of David, {' hissing: every one that passeth thereby shall be y 2 Kings chap . 22, 4. riding in chariots and on horses, they, and their prin- astonished, and wag his head.

ces, the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jeru- 17 I will ? scatter them as with an a east wind tu. 6, 16. salem; and this city shall remain for ever.

before the enemy: I will shew them the back, and 2: Deut. 28 26 And they shall come from the cities of Judah, not the face, in the day of their calamity.

and from the places about Jerusalem, and from the 18 Then said they, Come, and let us devise a Job 27, 11 Kings land of Benjamin, and from the plain, and from the devices against Jeremiah ; for the law shall not Isa. 27, 8.

mountains, and from the "south, bringing burnt-offer- perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, there has ings, and sacrifices, and meat-offerings, and incense, nor the word from the prophet: come, and let us 2 Tim. 4, 3.

and f bringing sacrifices of praise, unto the house of smite himn with the tongue, and let us not give heed - Ezek. :), praise, or, the LORD.

to any of his words. 27 But if ve will not hearken unto me to hallow 19 Give heed to me, O LORD, and hearken to the Jolin 7, 48. 25,2 the sabbath-Jay, and not to bear a burden, even voice of them that contend with me.

entering in at the gates of Jerusalem on the sab- 20 Shall'evil be recompensed for good ? for they Amos 5, 3. 1:2 Kings bath-day; then will I * kindle a fire in the gates have digged a pit for my soul. Remember that I Acts 18, 25. Ch. 21, 14 thereof, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, stood before thee to speak good for them, and 6 to * 53 is. and it shall not be quenched.

turn away thy wrath from them.
CHAPTER XVIII.

21 Therefore deliver up their children to the » Ps.109,
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dren, and be widows; and let their men be put to
2 * Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and death ; let their young men be slain by the sword in
there I will cause thee to hear my words.

battle. 3 Then I went down to the potter's house, and, 22 Let a cry be heard from their houses, when thou e 1 Kings behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.

shalt bring 'a troop suddenly upon them ; for they 12 Kings 4. And the vessel that e he made of clay was have * digged a pit to take me, and hid snares for 24, 2 Sam. 15, marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again my feet. Mar. 18, 24. another vessel, ‘as seemed good to the poiter to 23 Yet, LORD, thou knowest all their counsel make it.

against me to slay me : ' forgive not their iniquity, 1 Neh. 4,4,6 5 Then the word of the LORD came to me, neither blot out their sin from thy sight; but let m Ps. 100,

them be overthrown before thee: deal thus with 14, 15, 6 0 house of Israel, cannot I do with you "as this them in the time of thine anger. potter ? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in

CHAPTER XIX. 1. Acts 17, the potter's hand, so are ye in my hand, 0 house of The desolation of the Jews for their sins foretold. Israel.

THUS saith the LORD, Go, and get a potter's 7 At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation,

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earthen bottle, and take of the ancients of the i ch. 1, 1a and concerning a kingdom, i to pluck up, and to pull { people, and of the ancients of the priests, ia i į

, down, and to destroy it:

2 And go forth unto the valley of the son of b2 kings 8 If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, Hinnom, which is by the entry of the east gate,

turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I and proclaim there the words that I shall tell thee; 29. 2Chr. 12,7. thought to do unto them.

3 And say, Hear ye the word of the LORD, O a Mat. 28, 9 And at what instant I shall speak concerning akings of Judah, and inhabitants of Jerusalem; Thus Num. 23,19. nation, and concerning a kingdom, to build, and to saith the Lord of 'hosts, the God of Israel, Behold, plant it;

I will bring evil upon this place, the which whoso - ca. 17, 20. 10 If it do evil in my sight, that it obey not my ever heareth, his ears shall & tingle. n, Deut

. 28, voice, then I will repent of the good wherewith I 4. Because they have " forsaken me, and have . i Sant 2,30. said I would benefit them.

i estranged this place, and have burnt incense in it 3 Kings 21, 11 Now, therefore, go to, speak to the men of Ju-Junto other gods, whom neither they nor their fathers h chap. 2,

dah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, have known, nor the kings of Judah, and have filled 13. * Amos 3, 6. Thus saith the Lord, Behold, "I frame evil against this place with the blood of innocents; 02 Kings you, and devise a device against you: return ye now 5 They liave built also the high places of Baal,

every one from his evil way, and make your ways to 'burn their sons with fire for burnt-offerings unto 1 Lev. 18, and your doings good.

Baal, which I commanded not, nor spake it, neither 2'. 12 And they said, There is no hope ; but ? we came it into my mind: q chap. 14, will walk after our own devices, and we will every 6 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the m. col. 2, one do the imagination of his evil heart.

LORD, that this place shall no more be called To13 Therefore thus saith the LORD, 'Ask ye now phet, nor, The " valley of the son of Hinnom, but, Josh. 15,

Lord among the heathen, who hath heard such things? The valley of Slaughter. z vor 11, the virgin of Israel hath done a very horrible thing: 7 And I will make void the counsel of Judah and . Isa. SQ, ,

14 Will a man leave the snow of Lebanon which Jerusalem in this place; and I will cause them to geshap. En cometh from the rock of the field ? or shall the cold fall by the sword before their enemies, and by the f' Bem.

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