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Before, fury, and in great wrath; and I will bring them again 11 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness; choir

unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell 'sately: the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride; cir.

38 And they shall be mv people, and I will be the voice of them that shall say, * Praise the LORD Zech. 10.12. their God :

of hosts : for the LORD is good for his mercy endu-2.18 39 And I will give them one heart, and one way, reth for ever : and of them that shall bring the sacri- s Rev.id that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, fice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will and of their children after them :

cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the tch. 311,4 40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with first, saith the LORD. Acelos : them, that I will not turn away trom them to do 12 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Again in this nun 11,6 them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, place, which is desolate without man and without that they shall not depart from me. h

beast, and in all the cities thereof, shall be a habita41 Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, {tion of shepherds causing their flocks to lie down. Rom. 8, 30. and I will

and I will plant them in this land † assuredly with 13 * In the cities of the mountains, in the cities of x Oladiah he Met. 16, my whole heart, and with my whole soul. the vale, and in the cities of the south, and in the

42 For thus saith the Lord, Like as I have brought land of Benjamin, and in the places about JerusaiZepl.3,17. all this great evil upon this people, so will I bring slem, and in the cities of Judah, shall the flocks pass

upon them all the good that I have promised them. again under the hands of him that tellush then, saith y Julio 10,

43 And fields shall be bought in this land, whereof the LORD. Amos 9, 15. ye say, It is a desolate without man or beast; it is 14 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that i given into the hand of the Chaldeans.

will perform that good ihing wbich I have promised 3,2 Cor. 1, 44 Men shall buy fields for money, and subscribe unto the house of Israel, and to the house of Judah. Titus 1, 2. evidences, and seal them, and take witnesses in the 15 In those days, and at that time, will I cause

land of Benjamin, and in the places about Jerusalem, the * Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; a Isa. 11,2, 1 ch. 17,26. and in the cities of Judah, and in the cities of the and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in chap. 18, i.

mountains, and in the cities of the valley, and in the the land.
cities of the south : for I will cause their captivity to 16 In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jeru-
return, saith the Lord.

salem shall dwell safely: and this is the name where-
CHAPTER XXXIII.

with she shall be called, ^ The Lord our Right- c Acts 2, sa 1 A gracious return promised.... 15 Christ the branch of righteousness promised.

17 For thus saith the LORD, David shall never 1 Kings MORE

OREOVER, the word of the LORD came unto want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of 25.

Jeremiah the second time, while he was yet Israel; shut up in the court of the prison, saying,

18 Neither shall the priests the Levites want a 2. Thus saith the LORD, the maker thereof, the man before me, 'to offer burnt-offerings, and to kindle

Lord that formed it, to establish it; The Lord is meat-offerings, and to do sacrifice continually. Mat 16, his name;

19 And the word of the Lord came unto Jeremiah, Rev. 1, 6. 3°Сall'unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew saying, Szczek. thee@greatand mightythings, which thouknowest not. 20 Thus saith the Lord, If yc can break my ch. 31,8

4 For thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, con- covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, Duke is cerning the houses of this city, and concerning the and that there should not be day and night in their

houses of the kings of Judah, which are thrown season ; eb. 52, 21." down by the mounts, and by the sword;

21 Then may also my covenant be broken with 53 They come to fight with the Chaldeans, but it David my servant, that he should not have a son a to b Isa. 9, c.

is to fill them with the dead bodies of men, whom reign upon his throne; and with the Levites the Dan. 7, 14 A 10,032,5I have slain in inine anger, and in my fury, and for 'priests, my ministers.

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all whose wickedness I have hid my face from this 22 As the host of heaven cannot be numbered,
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6 Behold, 'I will bring it health and cure, and I tiply the 'seed of David my servant, and the Levites Is. 35, 8,

will cure them, and will kreveal unto them the abun-{that minister unto me. in»,& dance of peace and truth.

23 Moreover, the word of the Lord came to Jere- Rev. 7, a 7 And I will cause the captivity of Judah, and the {miah, saying, chap. 3, 12 captivity of ’ Israel, to return, and will build them 24 Considerest thou not what this people have m cb. 50, 7 as at the first.

spoken, saying, " The two families which the LORD n ch. 81.16.

, 8 And I will "cleanse them from all their iniquity, hath chosen, he hath even cast them off? Thus they toel 3,18 whereby they have sinned against me; and I will have despised my people, that they should be ono 17.2. Ezek. 36, pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have sinned, more a nation before them. licah 7, 18, and whereby they have transgressed against me. 25 Thus saith the Lori), If my covenant be not

9 And it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise with day and night, and if I have not Pappointed the pres 104,

and an honour before all the nations of the earth, ordinances of heaven and earth; -13, 11. which shall hear all the good that I do unto them: 26 Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob, and Esthers, and they shall ' fear and tremble for all the goodness, David my servant, so that I will not take any of his and for all the prosperity, that I procure unto it.

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seed to be a rulers over the 'sees of Abraham, Isaac, Nel 22 10 Thus saith the Lord, Again there shall be heard and Jacob : for I will cause their captivity to return, r Gal. 3, 19 1. 32, 43. in this place (which "ye say shall be desolate without and have mercy on them. man and without beast, even in the cities of Judah,

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captivity of Zedekiah. Before, Babylon, and all his army, and all the kingdoms of hearkened unto me, in proclaiming liberty every one cif.591.the earth of his dominion, and all the people, fought to his brother, and every man to his neighbour : be

against Jerusalem, and against all the cities thereof,)} hold, I proclaim a liberty for you, saith the Lord,
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to the sword, to the pestilence, and to the famine; Mat.1, 2 2 Thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel, Go, and I will make you to be ? removed into all the Galle.

and speak to Zedekiah king of Judah, and tell him kingdoms of the earth. & ch. 21, 10. Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will give this city 18 And I will give the men that have transgressed

into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall my covenant, which have not performed the words 64. burn it with fire :

of the covenant which they had made before me, 3 And thou shalt not escape out of his hand, but when they a cut the calf in twain, and passed be- a Gen. 18, shalt surely be taken, and delivered into his hand;}tween the parts thereof,

and thine eyes shall behold the eyes of the king of 19 The princes of Judah, and the princes of Jeru- Pse bo d1 Sam. 12, Babylon, and he shall speak with thee “mouth to salem, the eunuchs, and the priests, and all the Joi 54, 19. mouth, and thou shalt go to Babylon.

people of the land, which passed between the parts i Peter's, še 4 Yet hear the word of the LORD, O Zedekiah of the calf; king of Judah ; Thus saith the Lord of thee, Thou 20 I will even give them into the hand of their shalt e not die by the sword;

enemies, and into the hand of them that seek their 5 But thou shalt die in peace: and with the 'burn-lise; and their dead bodies shall be for meat unto ch. 7, 33. 12 Ctr. 16, ings of thy fathers, the former kings which were be-the fowls of the heaven, and to the beasts of the earth. 13,4. 11. & 21, 19. fore thee, so shall they burn odours for thee; and 21 And Zedekiah king of Judah, and his princes, 6 ch. 22, 18. they will's lament thee, saying, Ah, lord! for I have will I give into the hand of their enemies, and into pronounced the word, saith the Lord.

the hand of them that seek their life, and into the hand 6 Then Jeremiah the prophet spake all these words of the king of Babylon's army, which are gone up a. ch. 37, 5, 2 Sarn. 12, unto " Zedekiah king of Judah in Jerusalem,

from you. 7 When the king of Babylon's army fought against 22 Behold, 'I will command, saith the LORD, and e2 Sam. 16,

Jerusalem, and against all the cities of Judah that cause them to return to this city; and they shall fight 2Kirgs 24, Nint. 11, 4 were left, against Lachish, and against Azekah : { against it, and take it, and burn it with fire : and I Chr. 56, i Joshua 10, for these k defenced cities remained of the cities of will make the cities of Judah a desolation without an

inhabitant. 8 This is the word that came unto Jeremiah from

CHAPTER XXXV. k ch. 4,5.& the Lor]), after that the king Zedekiah had † made God blesseth the Rechabites for their obedience. a covenant with all the people which were at Jerusa- THE word which came unto heremiah from the dis.co.

607 1's. 73, 31. proclaim 'them;

Jehoiakim the son a ch1, 9 That every man should let his man-servant, and Josiah king of Judah, saying, Ver . 11, is, every man his maid-servant, being a Hebrew or a 2 Go unto the house of the Rechabites, and speak bude iz

Hebrewess, go free; that none should serve himself unto them, and bring them into the house of the LORD, 1 Chr.255. mch. 27,7. of them, to wit, of a Jew his brother.

into one of the chambers, and give them wine to drink. 10 Now, when all the princes, and all the people 3 Then I took Jaazaniah the son of Jeremiah, the 2Chr.3, 11. "Abeler. 25, which had entered into the covenant, heard that every son of Habaziniah, and his brethren, and all his sons, d Ps. 119

, 5. one should let his man-servant, and every one his and the whole house of the Rechabites; maid-servant, go free, that none should serve them- 4 And I brought them into the house of the LORD, selves of them any more; then they obeyed, and let into the chamber of the sons of Hanan, the son of er Cht. 247

Igdaliah,'a man of God, which was by the chamber 5 11 But afterwards they turned, and caused the of the 5 princes, which was above the chamber of (1 Tim. , o Ex. 9, 34. servants, and the handmaids, whom they had let go Maaseiah, the son of Shallum, the keeper of the door: chap. 37, 5. free, to return, and Pbrought them into subjection for 5 And I set before the sons of the house of the 2. 2.2 Chr. 28, servants and for handmaids.

Rechabites, pots full of wine, and cups; and I said 2.Cor. 12, 12 Therefore the word of the LORD came to Jere- unto them, Drink ye wine. 2 Pet. 2, 22. miah from the Lord, saying,

6 But they said, We will drink no wine : for 'Jo- 2 Cor. 2, 9 13 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, I made nadab the son of Rechab, our father, * commanded a covenant with your fathers in the day that I brought us, saying, Ye shall drink no wine, neither ye nor 18

, 754 them forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the your sons for ever: house of bond-men, saying,

7 Neither shall ye" build house, nor sow seed, nor weten?

verse 7. 14'At the end of seven years, let ye go every manplant vineyard, nor have any : but all your days yeu Cor.6, r Ex. 21,2 his brother a Hebrew, which hath been sold unto shall dwell in tents; that ye may " live many days in is. Nat. 18, thee; and, when he hath served thee six years, thou the land where ye be strangers.

shalt let him go free from thee: but your fathers 8 Thus have we obeyed the voice of Jonadab the 5, 26. hearkened not unto me, neither inclined their ear. son of Rechab, our father, in all that he hath charged chap 45, 5. 15 And ye were now turned, and had done right us, to drink no wine all our days, we, our wives, our n Ex.20,12

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have we vineyard, nor field, nor seed :

P 16 But ye turned, and polluted my name, and 10 But we have dwelt in tents, and have obeyed, 1.v. 13, 12. caused every man his servant, and every man his and done according to all that Jonadab our father MAL. 2, 7, handmaid, whom ye had set at liberty at their pleas-commanded us.

ure, to return, and brought them into subjection, to 11 But it came to pass, when Nebuchadrezzar
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CHAPTER XXXVI. The reading of Jeremuuh's prophecy. Resorer of the Chaldeans, and for fear of the army of the 8 And Baruch the son of Neriah did according to CHRIST cir. 617. Syrians : so we dwell at Jerusalem.

all that Jeremiah the prophet commanded him, read- cir. Cob.
12 Then came the word of the LORD unto Jere-ing in the book the words of the LORD in the Lord's
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13 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Is- 9 And it came to pass, in the fifth year of Jehoia-

rael, Go and tell the men of Judah, and the inhabit-kim the son of Josiah king of Judah, in the ninth che se ants of Jerusalem, Willye not receive instruction month, that they proclaimed * a fast before the LORD k Ps. 78, 34. to hearken to my words ? saith the Lord.

to all the people in Jerusalem, and to all the people 14 The words of Jonadab the son of Rechah, that came from the cities of Judah unto Jerusalem.

that he commanded his sons not to drink wine, are 10 Then read Baruch in the book the words of Deut. 29, "performed; for unto this day they drink none, but Jeremiah in the house of the Lord, in the chamber 5,6. ver. 16, 1& obey their father's commandment: notwithstanding of Gemariah the son of Shaphan " the scribe, in the m Ezek. 7,

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Lord's house, in the ears of all the people.
15 I have sent also unio you all my servants the 11 When Michajah the son of Gemariah, the son
prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying, of Shaphan, had heard out of the book all the words i3, s
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. Return ye now every man from his evil way, and of the Lord,

amend your doings, and go not after other gods to 12 Then he went down into the king's house, PS:57:27. serve them, and ye shall dwell in the land which I into the 'scribe's chamber, and, lo, all the princes !, }. Kings

have given to you and to your fathers; but ye have sat there, even Elishama the scribe, and Delaiah the
not inclined your ear, nor hearkened unto me. son of Shemaiah, and Elnathan the son of Achbor,

16 Because the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab and Gemariah the son of Shaphan, and Zedekiah
have performed the commandment of their father, the son of Hananiah, and all the princes.
which he commanded them; but this people hath not 13 Then Michaiah declared unto them all the 9 şam.
hearkened unto me:

words that he had heard, when Baruch read the Jonah 4, # 17 Therefore thus saith the Lord God of hosts, the book in the ears of the people. . God of Israel, Behold, I will bring upon Judah, and 14 Therefore all the princes sent Jehudi the son

upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, all the evil that of Nethanialı, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Cuchants 1; 24. I have pronounced against them : ' because I have shi, unto Baruch, saying, Take in thy hand the roll

spoken unto them, but they have not heard ; and » I { wherein thou hast rrad in the ears of the people, and Luke 16,10. have called unto them, but they have not answered.come. So Baruch the son of Neriah 'took the roll ; Ezek. 3 R.

18 And Jeremiah said unto the house of the Re-in his hand, and came unto them. 13Tless. 2, chabites, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of 15 And they said unto him, Sitdown now, and read Eph. 2, 17. Israel, Because ve have obeyed the commandment of} it in our ears. So Baruch read it in their ears.

Ps. 81, 11. Jonadab your father, and kept all his precepts, and 16 Now it came to pass, when they had heard all bloom • Heb.shere done accordingunto all that he hath commanded you;s the words, they were afraid both one and other, and look

poor 2015 19 Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, the said unto Baruch, We will surely tell the king of Ezek. 14, 14. God of Israel, Jonadab the son of Rechab + shall not all these words. want a man to a stand before me for ever.

17 And they asked Baruch, saying, "Tell us now, A2, CHAPTER XXXVI.

How didst thou write all these words at his mouth?
Jeremiah causeth Baruch to write his prophecy.

18 Then Barih answered them, He pronounced ND it came to pass, in the fourth year of Jeho- all these wordsuntome with his mouth, and I *wrote 35, 1. iakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, that this them with ink in the book.

word came unto Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, 19 Then said the princes unto Baruch, Go hide Ron. ', its

2 Take thee a roll of a book, and write therein thee, thou and Jereiniali, and let no man kuow , Ps. 121, bch. 1,17 ball the words that I have spoken unto thee against where ye be. Acts 20, ** Israel, and against Judah, and against all the nations, 20 And they went in to the king into the court, but Arts 23, 15.

from the day I spake unto thee, from the days of they ? laid up the roll in the chamber of Elishama the 22 Chr. 29, ! That is Josiah, even || unto this day.

scribe, and told all the words in the ears of the king. 37.21. 3° It may be that the house of Judah will hear all 21 So the king sent Jehudi to fetch the roll; and Rev. ti, to

the evil which I purpose to do unto them ; that they he took it out of Elishama the scribe's chamker: and John 2 24. may return every man from his "evil way; that I Jehudi read it in the ears of the king, and in the ears ch. 18,8. may forgive their iniquity and their sin.

of all the princes which stood beside the king, 4 Then Jeremiah called Baruch the son of Neri- 22 Now the king sat in the “winter-house, in the Judg. s, Se 9. 16. ah : and Baruch wrote from the mouth of Jere- ninth month: and there was a fire on the hearth Nat. 16, 24. miah all the words of the Lord, which he had spo- į burning before him. ken unto him, upon a roll of a book.

23 And it came to pass, that when Jehudi had read 5 And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, I am three or four leaves, he bcut it with the pen-knife, and 22 shut up; I cannot go into the house of the Lord: cast it into the fire that was on the heartlı, until all the verse 23.

3 6 Therefore go thou, and read in the roll, which roll was consumed in the fire that was on the hearth. Aos 7, 12, thou hast written from my mouth, the words of the 24 Yet they were not afraid, nor rent their garLord, in the ears of the people, in the Lord's housements, neither the king, nor any of his servants that !sa. 9. 12.

upon the fasting-day: and also thou shalt read them heard all these words. h ca. 37,20. in the ears of all Judab that come out of their cities. 25 Nevertheless, Elnathan, and Delaiah, and Ge

d Epli. 3, 7 It may be they will present their supplication mariah, liad 'made intercession to the king that he it! 11a 58, 3, before the Lord, and will return every one from would not burn the roll: but he would not hear them. ch.1242. his evil way: for great is the anger and the fury that 26 But the king commanded Jerahmeel the son of Tim. 16. the LORD hath pronounced against this people. Hammelech, and Seraiah the son of Azriel, and She

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Jeremiah imprisoned. Before, lemian the son of Abdeel, e to take Baruch the scribe, Chaldeans was broken up from Jerusalem for fear CH. 606.*and Jeremiah the prophet: but the LORD 'hid them. Şof Pharaoh's army,

27 Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, 12 Then Jeremiah went forth out of Jerusalem to

(6 after that the king had burnt ihe roll, and the words go into the land of Benjamin, to 'separate himself weer: 15,16. (Ps . 27, 5. which Baruch wrote at the mouth of Jeremiah,) thence in the midst of the people.

13 And when he was in the gate of Benjamin, 1Thess.

m 28 * Take thee again another roll, and write in it a captain of the ward was there, whose name was Philip. 4, & & Pr. 21, 30. allthe former words that were in the first roll, which Irijah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Hananiah ; Acts 5, 23. Jehviakim the king of Judah hath burnt.

and he took Jeremiah the prophet, saying, Thou i Cor. 18

, 5 29 And thou shalt say to Jchoiakim king of Ju- "fallest away to the Chaldeans. b. 23, 18, dah, Thus saith the LORD, Thou hast burnt this roll, 14 Then said Jeremiah, Itis false; I fall not away Zech

. 1, 5, saying, 'Why hast thou written therein, saying, The to the Chaldeans. But he hearkened not to him: soor, lie, Tim. 2,8

. king of Babylon shall * certainly come and destroy Irijah took Jeremiah, and brought him to the princes. Ich. 32, 3. this land, and shall cause to cease from thence man 15 Wherefore the princes were wroth with Jer-Gen. 39, ver. 19, 26. and beast?

emiah, and Psmote him, and put him in prison in 30 Therefore thus saith the Lord of Jehoiakim the house of Jonathan the scribe ; for they had

king of Judah, He shall have none to sit upon the made that the prison. 91, 5, 12, 17. throne of David ; and his dead body shall be cast out 16 When Jeremiah was entered into the 'dun- ver. 11,20 ch. 22, 30. in the day to the heat, and in the night to the frost. geon, and into the cabins, and Jeremiah had remain

31 And I will punish him, and his seed, and his ed there many days; servants, from their iniquity; and I will bring upon 17 Then Zedekiah the king sent, and took him them, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and out; and the king asked him secretly in the house, is. upon the men of Judah, all the evil that I have pro- and said, Is there any word from the LORD ? And ( Mark 6, nounced against them: but they hearkened not. Jeremiah said, There is : for, said he, thou shalt be 20.

32 Then took Jeremiah another roll, and gave it delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon.

to Baruch the scribe, the son of Neriah ; who wrote - 18 Moreover, Jeremiah said unto king Zedekiah, Ex. 4, 15. therein, from the mouth of Jeremiah, all the words { : What have I offended against thee, or against thy Dan. 6, hom. 16, 3, of the book which Jehoiakim king of Judah had servants, or against this people, that ye have put me Phil. 1, 3. burnt in the fire : and there were added besides unto in prison ? verses 1, 2. them many like words.

19 y Where are now your prophets which prophe- y 2 Kings CHAPTER XXXVII.

sied unto you, saying, The king of Babylon shall chap. 28, 4 1 Jeremiah prophesieth the Chaldeans certain return and vic- not come against you, nor against this land? tory....11 He is smitten and put in prison.

20 Therefore hear now, I pray thee, O my lord the ND king Zedekiah, the son of Josiah, reigned king: let my supplication, I pray thee, be accepted

instead of Coniah the son of Jehoiakim, whom before thee; that thou cause me not to return to the 24. 22 , 24. Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon made king in the house of Jonathan the scribe, ’ lest I die there. land of Judah.

21 Then Zedekiah the king commanded that they Heb. 12, 11. 2 But neither he, nor his servants, nor the people should "commit Jeremiah into the court of the prison, a Pr. 10, 12. Prov. 20,12 of the land, did hearken unto the words of the LORD, and that they should give him daily ba piece of bread which he spake by the prophet Jeremiah.

out of the bakers' street, until all the bread in the & 57, 19 3 And Zedekiah the king sent Jehucal the son of city were spent. Thus Jeremiah remained in the

Shelemiah, and Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah the court of the prison. & Ex. 8, 28. priest, to the prophet Jeremiah, saying, o Pray now

CHAPTER XXXVIII. 2 Kings 13, unto the Lord our God for us.

1 Jeremiah, by a false suggestion, is put into the dungeon of
4. Now Jeremiah came in and went out among Malchiah....7 Ebed-melech getteth him some enlargement.
the people ; for they had not put him into prison. THEN Shephatiah the son of Mattan, and Ged-

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5 Then Pharaoh's army was come forth out of aliah the son of Pashur, and Jucal the son of
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rusalem heard tidings of them, they e departed from the words that Jeremiah had spoken "unto all the a. Micah 2 e Isa. 26, Jerusalem.

people, saying, 6 Then came the word of the LORD unto the pro- 2 Thus saith the LORD, · He that remaineth in 13, 15. phet Jeremiah, saying,

this city shall die by the sword, by the famine, and Acts 28, 30 7 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, Thus by the pestilence : but he that goeth forth to the Cels24:2 shall ye say to the king of Judah, that'sent you Chaldeans shall live; for he shall have his life for

unto me w inquire of mc; Behold, Pharaoh's army, a prey, and shall live. g Ps. 99, 10. which is come forth to help you, shall 6 return to 3 Thus saith the LORD, This city shall surely be Prov. 21,50. Egypt into their own land,

given into the hand of the king of Babylon's army, ech. 32, 4. 8 And the Chaldeans shall come again, and fight which shall take it. h ch.38, 18. against this city, and take it, and burn it with fire. 4 Therefore the princes said unto the king, We learn. 19

9 Thus saith the LORD, 'Deceive not yourselves, beseech thee, let this man be 5 put to death ; for thus
saying, The Chaldeans shall surely depart from us : { he weakeneth the hands of the men of war that re-
for they shall not depart.

main in this city, and the hands of all the people, in John 13, 28 10 For though ye had smitten the whole army speaking such words unto them : for this man'seek- Acts 17,6

of the Chaldeans that fight against you, and there re-eth not the welfare of this people, but the hurt. k Isa. 40, mained but wounded men among them, " yet should 5 Then Zedekiah the king said, Behold, he is in a : 19, 20. they rise up every man in his tent, and burn this city your hand : for the king is not he that * can do any ki Sam. with fire.

thing against you.
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CHAPTER XXXIX.

Zedekiah sent to Babylon. Before 'dungeon of Malchiah the son of Hammelech, that ş'children to the Chaldeans; and thou shalt not escape

was in the court of the prison : and they let down out of their hand, but shalt be taken by the hand of cir. 68

Jeremiah with cords. And in the dungeon there was the king of Babylon : and thou shalt cause this city , 2 King oseli 2 Cor. 48, no water, but mire: so Jeremiah sunk in the mire. to be burnt with fire. .

7 Now when Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, one of 24 Then said Zedekiah unto Jeremiah, Let no 29T; 10 no Luke 19, the eunuchs, which was "in the king's house, heard man know of these words, and thou shalt not die. & 43, 4

that they had put Jeremiah in the dungeon, (the king 25 But if the princes hear that I have talked & ver. 1, sh: a Phil. 4,12 then sitting in the gate of Benjamin,)

with thee, and they come unto thee, and say unto 8 Ebed-melech went forth out of the king's house, { thee, Declare unto us now what thou hast said unto e Mat. 8,10. and 'spake to the king, saying,

the king, hide it not from us, and we will not put 9 My lord the king, these men have done evil in thee to death; also what the king said unto thee; Prov . 30, 9, all that they have done to Jeremiah the prophet, whom 26 Then thou shalt say unto them, I'presented Ichap. 3s,

'1 they have cast into the dungeon; and he is like to diemy supplication before the king, that he would not for hunger in the place where he is; for there is no cause me to return to Jonathan's house, to die there. ", 3. more bread in the city.

27 Then came all the princes unto Jeremiah, and n Mat. 10, 10 Then the king commanded Ebed-melech the asked him: and he told them "according to all these Acts 23, C Rev. 12 16. Ethiopian, saying, Take from hence thirty men with words that the king had commanded. Sothey left off Colt,

thee, and take up Jeremiah the prophet out of the speaking with him: for the matter was not perceived. & 18.23, dungeon, before he die.

28 So Jeremiah abode in the court of the prison
11 So Ebed-melech took the men with him, and until the day that Jerusalem was taken: and he was verses
went into the house of the king under the treasury, there when Jerusalem was taken.
and took thence old cast clouts and old rotten rags, and

CHAPTER XXXIX.
let them down by cords into the dungeon to Jeremiah. { 1 Jerusalem is taken....7 Zedekiah is made blind, and sent to

12 And Ebed-melech the Ethiopian said unto Jere- Babylon....! The people carried away captive.
gudes miah, Put now these old cast clouts and " rotten rags TN the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in
Judg.5, '
, ', .
, . And

the tenth month, came Nebuchadrezzar king a2 kings miah did so. of Babylon and all his army against Jerusalem, and croup

. 52, 4 13 So they drew up Jeremiah with cords, and {they besieged it. Mut. 26, took him up out of the dungeon: and Jeremiah 2 And in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the Eph. 4, 82 remained in the court of the prison.

fourth month, the ninth day of the month, the city v Zech. a, 14 Then Zedekiah the king sent, and took Jere- was broken up. miah the prophet unto him into the *third entry that 3 And all the princes of the king of Babylon came in.

is in the house of the Lord: and the king said untoin, and sat in the middle gate, even Nergal-sharezer, dZeph. 1, 7.1 Kings Jeremiah, I will ask thee Y a thing; ? hide nothing Samgar-nebo, Sarsechim, Rab-saris, Nergal-share- 10.

y 2 Kings 16, from me.

zer, Rab-mag, with all the residue of the princes of 15 Then Jeremiah said unto Zedekiah, If I declare the king of Babylon. schap. 37, it unto thee, wilt thou not surely a put me to death? 4 And it came to pass, that when Zedekiah the king 22 Kings and if I give thee counsel, wilt thou not hearken of Judah saw them, and all the men of war, then •

, chap. 42, 4 unto me?

they fled, and went forth out of the city by night, e Amos 2, 16 So Zedekiah the king sware secretly unto Jere- by the way of the king's garden,' by the gate betwixt

miah, saying, As the Lord liveth, that made us this the two walls; and he went out the way of the plain. 25, 2 shap. 12, soul, I will not put thee to death, neither will I give 5 But the Chaldeans' army pursued after them, Ezek. 27. thee into the hand of these men that seek thy life. and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho: and

:
17 Then said Jeremiah unto Zedekiah, Thus saith when they had taken him, they brought him up to

the Lord, the God of hosts, the God of Israel, If thou Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon to Riblah, in the 2 Kings Seo Kings wilt assuredly go forth unto the king of Babylon's land of Hamath, where he "gave judgment upon him. 33, 33. Chap 32, 3. princes, then thy soul shall live, and this city shall not 6 Then the king of Babylon slew the sons of Ze , 12

be burnt with fire; and thou shalt live, and thy house: dekiah in Riblah before his eyes : also the king of

18 But if thou wilt not go forth to the king of Baby- Babylon slew all the 'nobles of Judah. lon's princes, then shall this city be given into the 7 Moreover, he put out Zedekiah's eyes, and Janies 2,13

hand of the Chaldeans, and they shall burn it with bound him with chains, to carry him to Babylon. k Ps 107, Lev. 26, fire, and thou shalt not escape out of their hand. 8 And the Chaldeans burnt the king's house, and 10.11.

19 And Zedekiah the king said unto Jeremiah, *1 the 'houses of the people, with fire, and brake down ch.38, 20. Judg. 9, am afraid of the Jews that are fallen to the Chaldeans, the walls of Jerusalem. i Sam. 31,4. lest they deliver me into their hand, and they mock me. 9 Then Nebuzar-adan, the captain of the guard, isi. 5, 8, 8.

20 But Jeremiah said, They shall not deliver thee. carried away captive into Babylon the remnant of chip. 5, 27. Pan. 4,27. Obey, I'beseech thee, the voice of the Lord, which the people that remained in the city, and those that Phil ver. 9. I speak unto thee : so it shall be well unto thee, and fell away, that m fell to him, with the rest of the 25, 11. thy soul shall live.

people that remained.
21 But if thou refuse to go forth, this is the 10 But Nebuzar-adan, the captain of the guard,
word that the Lord hath shewed me:

• left of the poor of the people, which had nothing, Ezek. 3.89 22 And, behold, all the women that are left in in the land of Judah, and gave them vineyards and 239,14 Chr. 36, the king of Judah's house shall be brought forth to fields at the same time. the king of Babylon's princes : and those women

11 I Now Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon gave chap 40,
shall say, Thy friends have set thee on, and have charge 'concerning Jeremiah to Nebuzar-adan the
prevailed against thee: thy feet are sunk in the captain of the guard, saying,
mire, and they are turned away back.

12 Take him, and look well to him, and Pdo him no 15
23 So they shall bring out all thy wives and thy harm; but do unto him even as he shall say unto thee, i Pei: 2,

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