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Baruch is comforted. CHAP. XLV, XLVI. The conquest of Egypt.

27 Behold, I will watch over them for 6 Lét not the swift flee away, nor the evil, and not for good: and all the men of mighty man escape; they shall stumble, Judah that are in the land of Egypt shall and fall toward the north by the river be consumed by the sword and by the fa- Euphrates. mine, until there be an end of them. 7 Who is this that cometh up as a flood,

28 Yet a small number that escape the whose waters are moved as the rivers ? sword shall return out of the land of Egypt 8 Egypt riseth up like a flood, and his into the land of Judab; and all the remnant waters are moved like the rivers ; and he of Judah, that are gone into the land of saith, I will go up, and will cover the Egypt to sojourn there, shall know whose earth; I will destroy the city and the inword shall stand, mine, or theirs. habitants thereof.

29 | And this shall be a sign unto you, 9 Come up, ye horses; and rage, ye saith the LORD, that I will punish you in chariots; and let the mighty men come this place, that ye may know that my forth : the Ethiopians and the Libyans, words shall surely stand against you forevil: that handle the shield; and the Lydians,

30 Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will that handle and bend the bow. give Pharaoh-hophra king of Egypt into 10 For this is the day of the Lord GOD the band of his enemies, and into the hand of hosts, a day of vengeance, that he may of them that seek his life ; as I gave Ze-avenge him of his adversaries: and the dekiah king of Judah into the hand of sword shall devour, and it shall be satiate Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, his and made drunk with their blood: for the enemy, and that sought his life.

Lord God of hosts hath a sacrifice in the CHAP. XLV. .

north country by the river Euphrates. THE THE word that Jeremiah the prophet 11 Go up into Gilead, and take balm,

spake unto Baruch the son of Neriah, o virgin, the daughter of Egypt: in vain when he had written these words in a book shalt thou use many medicines ; for thou at the mouth of Jeremiah, in the fourth shalt not be cured. year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king 12 The nations have beard of thy shame, of Judah, saying,

and thy cry hath filled the land for the 2 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Is-mighty man hath stumbled against the rael, unto thee, O Baruch;

mighty, and they are fallen both together. 3 Thou didst say, Wo is me now! for 13 T The word that the LORD spake to the Lord hath added grief to my sorrow; Jeremiah the prophet, how NebuchadrezI fainted in my sighing, and I find no rest. zar king of Babylon should come and

4 Thus shalt thou say unto him, The smite the land of Egypt. LORD saith thus; Behold, that which I 14 Declare ye in Egypt, and publish in have built will I break down, and that Migdol, and publish in Noph and in Tahwhich I have planted I will pluck up, even panhes: say ye, Stand fast, and prepare this whole land.

thee; for the sword shall devour round 5 And seekest thou great things for thy- about thee. self? seek them not: for behold, I will 15 Why are thy valiant men swept bring evil

upon all flesh, saith the Lord : away? they stood not, because the LORD but thy life will I give unto thee for a prey did drive them. in all places whither thou gpest.

16 He made many to fall, yea, one fell CHAP. XLVI.

upon another : and they said, Arise, and THE THE word of the LORD which came to let us go again to our own people, and to

Jeremiah the prophet against the the land of our nativity, from the oppressGentiles;

ing sword. 2.Against Egypt, against the army of 17 They did cry there, Pharaoh king of Pharaoh-necho king of Egypt, which was Egypt is but a noise ; he hath passed the by the river Euphrates in Carchemish, time appointed. which Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon 18 As I live, saith the King, whose name smote in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the is The LORD of hosts, Surely as Tabor is son of Josiah king of Judah.

among the mountains, and as Carmel by 3 Order ye the buckler and shield, and the sea, so shall be come. draw near to battle.

19 O thou daughter dwelling in Egypt, 4 Harness the horses ; and get up, ye furnish thyself to go into captivity : for horsemen, and stand forth with your hel- Noph shall be waste and desolate without mets; furbish the spears, and put on the an inhabitant. brigandines.

20 Egypt is like a very fair heifer, but 5 Wherefore have I seen them dismay- destruction cometh ; it cometh out of the ed and turned away back ? and their north. mighty ones are beaten down, and are fled 21 Also her hired men are in the midst apace, and look not back: for fear was of her like fatted bullocks ; for they also round about, saith the LORD.

are turned back, and are fied awag tugte.

Destruction of the Philistines. JEREMIAH. The judgment of Moab ther: they did not stand, because the day will it be ere thou be quiet? put up thyself of their calamity was come upon them, into thy scabbard, rest, and be still. and the time of their visitation.

7 How can it be quiet, seeing the LORD 22 The voice thereof shall go like a ser- hath given it a charge against Ashkelon, pent; for they shall march with an army, and against the sea shore? there hath be and come against her with axes, as hewers appointed it. of wood.

CHAP. XLVIII. They shall cut down her forest, saith

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, the God of Israel ; Wo unto

thus the Lord, though it cannot be searched ; because they are more than the grasshop-Nebo! for it is spoiled: Kiriathaim is pers, and are innumerable.

confounded and taken : Misgab is con24 The daughter of Egypt shall be con- founded and dismayed. founded; she shall be delivered into the 2 There shall be no more praise of Moab: hand of the people of the north. in Heshbon they have devised evil against

25 The LORD of hosts, the God of Is- it; come, and let us cut it off from being rael, saith ; Behold, I will punish the mul- a nation. Also thou shalt be cut down, titude of No, and Pharaoh, and Egypt, Madmen; the sword shall pursue thee. with their gods, and their kings; even 3 A voice of crying shall be from HoroPharaoh, and all them that trust in him: naim, spoiling and great destruction.

26 And I will deliver them into the hand 4 Moab is destroyed; her little ones of those that seek their lives, and into the have caused a cry to be heard. hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, 5 For in the going up of Lubith conand into the band of his servants : and af- tinual weeping shall go up; for in the terward it shall be inhabited, as in the going down of Horonaim the enemies days of old, saith the LORD.

have heard a cry of destruction. 27 | But fear not thou, O my servant 6 Flee, save your lives, and be like the Jacob, and be not dismayed, O Israel: for heath in the wilderness. pehold, I will save thee from afar off, and 7 | For because thou hast trusted in thy thy seed from the land of their captivity; works and in thy treasures, thou shalt also and Jacob shall return, and be in rest and be taken : and Chemosh shall go forth into at ease, and none shall make him afraid. captivity with his priests and his princes

28 Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, together. saith the LORD: for I am with thee; for I 8 And the spoiler shall come upon every will make a full end of all the nations city, and no city shall escape : the valley whither I have driven thee: but I will not also shall perish, and the plain shall be make a full end of thee, but correct the destroyed, as the LORD hath spoken. in measure; yet will I not leave thee 9 Give wings unto Moab, that it may wholly unpunished.

flee and get away: for the cities thereof CHAP. XLVII.

shall be desolate, without any to dwell VHE word of the Lord that came to therein.

Jeremiah the prophet against the 10 Cursed be he that doeth the work of Philistines, before that Pharaoh smote the Lord deceitfully, and cursed be he Gaza.

that keepeth back his sword from blood. 2 Thus saith the LORD ; Behold, waters 11 | Moab hath been at ease from bis rise up out of the north, and shall be an youth, and he hath settled on his lees, and overflowing flood, and shall overflow the hath not been emptied from vessel to vesland, and all that is therein; the city, and sel, neither bath he gone into captivity: them that dwell therein: then the men therefore his taste remained in hím, and shall cry, and all the inhabitants of the his scent is not changed. land shall howl.

12 Therefore, behold, the days come, 3 At the noise of the stamping of the saith the Lord, that I will send unto him hoofs of his strong horses, at the rushing of wanderers that shall cause him to wander, his chariots, and at the rumbling of his and shall empty his vessels, and break wheels, the fathers shall not look back to their bottles. their children for feebleness of hands; 13 And Moab shall be ashamed of Che

4 Because of the day that cometh tomosh, as the house of Israel was ashamed spoil all the Philistines, and to cut off from jof Beth-el their confidence. Tyrus and Zidon every helper that re 14 | How say ye, We are mighty and maineth: for the LORD will spoil the strong men for the war? Philistines, the remnant of the country of 15°Moab is spoiled, and gone up out of Caphtor.

her cities, and his chosen young men are 5 Baldness is come upon Gaza ; Ashke- gone down to the slaughter, saith the King, lon is cut off with the remnant of their val- whose name is The Lord of hosts. ley: how long wilt thou cut thyself? 16 The calamity of Moab is near to 6 O thou sword of the LORD, how long come, and his afliction hasteth fast.

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For her several corruptions. CHAP. XLIX. The restoration of Moað.

17 All ye that are about him bemoan Moab, saith the LORD, him that offereth in him; and all ye that know his name, say, the high places, and him that burneth in. How is the strong staff broken, and the cense to his gods. beautiful rod!

36 Therefore mine heart shall sound for 18 Thou daughter that dost inhabit Moab like pipes, and mine heart shall Dibon, come down from thy glory, and sit sound like pipes for the men of Kir-heres : in thirst; for the spoiler of Moab shall because the riches that he hath gotten are come upon thee, and he shall destroy thy perished. strong bolds.

37 For every head shall be bald, and 190. inhabitant of Aroer, stand by the every beard clipped: upon all the hands way, and espy; ask him that fleeth, and shall be cuttings, and upon the loins sackber that escapeth, and say, What is done ? cloth.

20 Moab is confounded; for it is broken 38 There shall be lamentation generally down: howl and cry; tell ye it in Arnon, upon all the house-tops of Moab, and in the that Moab is spoiled,

streets thereof; for I have broken Moab 21 And judgmentis come upon the plain like a vessel wherein is no pleasure, saith country; upon Holon, and upon Jabazah, the Lord. and upon Mephaath,

39 They shall howl, saying, How is it 22 And upon Dibon, and upon Nebo, broken down! how hath Moab turned the and upon Beth-diblathaim,

back with shame! so shall Moab be a deri23 And upon Kiriathaim, and upon sion and a dismaying to all them about him. Beth-gamul, and upon Beth-meon, 40 For thus saith the LORD; Behold,

24 And upon Kerioth, and upon Bozrah, he shall iy as an eagle, and shall spread and upon as the cities of the land of Moab, his wings over Moab. far or near.

41 Kerioth is taken, and the strong 25 The horn of Moab is cut off, and his holds are surprised, and the mighty men's arm is broken, saith the LORD.

hearts in Moab at that day shall be as the 26 | Make ye him drunken; for he heart of a woman in her pangs. magnified himself against the LORD: Moab 42 And Moab shall be destroyed from also shall wallow in bis vomit, and he also being a people, because he hath magnified shall be in derision.

himself against the LORD. 27 For was not Israel a derision unto 43 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, shall thee? was he found among thieves ? for be upon thee, O inhabitant of Moab, saith since thou spakest of him, thou skippedst the LORD. for joy.

44 He that Aeeth from the fear, shall 28°0 ye that dwell in Moab, leave the fall into the pit; and he that getteth up out cities, and dwell in the rock, and be like of the pit, shall be taken in the snare: for the dove that maketh her nest in the sides I will bring upon it, even upon Moab, the of the hole's mouth.

year of their visitation, saith the Lord. 29 We have heard the pride of Moab, 45 They that fled stood under the sha(he is exceeding proud) his loftiness, and dow of Heshbon because of the force: but his arrogancy, and his pride, and the a fire shall come forth out of Heshbon, and haughtiness of his heart.

a flame from the midst of Sihon, and shall 30 I know bis wrath, saith the LORD; devour the corner of Moab, and the crown but it shall not be so; his lies shall not so of the head of the tumultuous ones. effect it.

46 Wo be unto thee, O Moab! the peo31. Therefore will I howl for Moab, and ple of Chemosh perisheth: for thy sons I will cry out for all Moab; mine heart are taken captives, and thy daughters shall mourn for the men of Kir-beres. captives.

32 O vine of Sibmah, I will weep for 47 T Yet will I bring again the captivity thee with the weeping of Jazer: thy plants of Moab in the latter days, saith the LORD. are gone over the sea, they reach even to Thus far is the judgment of Moab. the sea of Jazer: the spoiler is fallen upon

CHAP. XLIX. thy summer fruits and upon thy vintage. YONCERNING the Ammonites, thus the plentiful field, and from the land of hath he no heir? why then doth their king Moab; and I have caused wine to fail from inherit Gad, and his people dwell in his the wine-presses: none shall tread with cities? shouting; their shouting shall be noshouting. 2 Therefore behold, the days come,

34 From the cry of Heshbon even unto saith the LORD, that I will cause an alarm Elealeh, and even untoJahaz, have they ut- of war to be heard in Rabbah of the Amtered their voice, from Zoar even unto Ho- monites; and it shall be a desolate heap, tonaim, as a heifer of three years old : for and her daughters shall be burned with the waters also of Nimrim shall be desolate: fire: then shall Israel be heir unto them 35 Moreover I will cause to cease in that were his beirs, saith the LORD.

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The judgment of Edom, JEREMIAH. Damascus, Kedar, and Hazor.

3 Howl, O Heshbon, for Ai is spoiled: 18 As in the overthrow of Sodom and cry, ye daughters of Rabbah,gird you with Gomorrah and the neighbour cities thereof, sackcloth; lament, and run to and fro by saith the LORD, no man shall abide there the hedges ; for their king shall go into neither shall a son of man dwell in it. captivity, and his priests and his princes 19 Behold, he shall come up like a lion together.

from the swelling of Jordan against the 4 Wherefore gloriest thou in the valleys, habitation of the strong: but I will sudthy flowing valley, O backsliding daugh- denly make him run away from her: and ter? that trusted in her treasures, saying, who is a chosen man, that I may appoint Who shall come unto me?

over her? for who is like me? and who 5 Behold, I will bring a fear upon thee, will appoint me the time? and who is that saith the Lord God of hosts, from all those shepherd that will stand before me? that be about thee; and ye shall be driven 20 Therefore hear the counsel of the out every man right forth; and none shall LORD, that he hath taken against Edoin; gather up him that wandereth.

and his purposes, that he hath purposed 6 And afterward I will bring again the against the inhabitants of Teman: Surely captivity of the children of Ammon, saith the least of the flock shall draw them out: the Lord.

surely he shall make their habitations de7 Concerning Edom, thus saith the solate with them. LORD of hosts: Is wisdom no more in 21 The earth is moved at the noise of Teman? is counsel perished from the pru- their fall, at the cry the noise thereof was dent? is their wisdom vanished ?

heard in the Red sca. 8 Flee ye, turn back, dwell deep, O in 22 Behold, he shall come up and fly as habitants of Dedan; for I will bring the the eagle, and spread his wings over Bozcalamity of Esau upon him, the time that rah: and at that day shall the heart of the I will visit him.

mighty men of Edom be as the heart of a 9 lf grape-gatherers come to thee, would woman in her pangs. they not leave some gleaning-grapes? ifl. 23 Concerning Damascus. Hamath thieves by night, they will destroy till is confounded, and Arpad: for they have they have enough.

heard evil tidings: they are faint-hearted; 10 But I have made Esau bare, I have thereis sorrow on the sea; it cannot be quiet. uncovered his secret places, and he shall 24 Damascus is waxed feeble, and not be able to hide himself: his seed is turneth herself to flee, and fear hath seized spoiled, and his brethren, and his neigh- on her: anguish and sorrows have taken bours, and he is not.

her, as a woman in travail. 11 Leave thy fatherless children, I will 25 How is the city of praise not left, preserve them alive; and let thy widows the city of my joy! trust in me.

26 Therefore her young men shall fall 12 For thus saith the LORD; Behold, in her streets, and all the men of war shall they whose judgment was not to drink of be cut off in that day, saith the Lord of the cup have assuredly drunken; and art hosts. thou he that shall altogether go unpunish- 27 And I will kindle a fire in the wall ed ? thou shalt not go unpunished, but of Damascus, and it shall consume the thou shalt surely drink of it.

palaces of Ben-hadad. 13 For I have sworn by myself, saith the 28 T Concerning Kedar, and concernLORD, that Bozrah shall become a desola- ing the kingdoms of Hazor, which Nebution, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and chadrezzar king of Babylon shall smite, all the cities thereof shall be perpetual thus saith the LORD; Arise ye, go up to wastes.

Kedar, and spoil the men of the east. 14 I have heard a rumour from the LORD, 29 Their tents and their flocks shall and an ambassadoris sent unto the heathen, they take away: they shall take to them. saying, Gather ye together, and come selves their curtains, and all their vessels, against her, and rise up to the battle. and their camels; and they shall cry unto

15 Forlo, I will make thee small among them, Fear is on every side. the heathen, and despised among men. 30 Flee, get you far off, dwell deep,

16 Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, Oye inhabitants of Hazor, saith the LORD; and the pride of thine heart, O thou that for Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that taken counsel against you, and hath conholdest the height of the hill: though thou ceived a purpose against you. shouldest make thy nest as high as the 31 Arise, get you up unto the wealthy eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, nation, that dwelleth without care, saith saith the LORD.

the LORD, which have neither gates nor 17 Also Edom shall be a desolation : bars, which dwell alone. every one that goeth by itshall be astonish 32 And their camels shall be a booty, ed, and shall bies at all the plagues thereof. and the multitude of their cattle a spoil:

The judgment of Elan.

CHAP. L. The judgment of Babylon. and I will scatter into all winds them that the LORD, the habitation of justice, even are in the utmost corners; and I will bring the LORD, the hope of their fathers. their calamity from all sides thereof, saith 8 Remove out of the midst of Babylon, the Lord.

and go forth out of the land of the Chal? 33 And Hazor shall be a dwelling for deans, and be as the be-goats before the dragons, and a desolation for ever: there Aocks. shall no man abide there, nor any son of 9 | For lo, I will raise and cause to man dwell in it.

come up against Babylon an assembly of 34 | The word of the LORD that came great nations from the north country: and to Jeremiah the prophet against Elam in they shall set themselves in array against -the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah her; from thence she shall be taken: their king of Judah, saying,

arrows shall be as of a mighty expert man; 35 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Be- none shall return in vain. hold, I will break the bow of Elam, the 10 And Chaldea shall be a spoil: all chiet of their might.

that spoil her shall be satisfied, saith the 36 And upon Elam will I bring the four LORD. winds from the four quarters of heaven, 11 Because ye were glad, because ye and will scatter them toward all those rejoiced, Oye destroyers of mine heritage, winds; and there shall be no nation whither because ye are grown fat as the heifer at the outcasts of Elam shall not come. grass, and bellow as bulls;

37 For I will cause Elam to be dis 12 Your mother shall be sore confound. mayed before their enemies, and before ed; she that bare you shall be ashamed: them that seek their life and I will bring behold, the hindermost of the nations shall evil upon them, even my fierce anger, saith be a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert. the LORD; and I will send the sword after 13 Because of the wrath of the LORD it them, till I have consumed them: shall not be inhabited, but it shall be

38' And I will set my throne in Elam, wholly desolate: every one that goeth by and will destroy from thence the king and Babylon shall be astonished, and hiss at the princes, saith the LORD.

all her plagues. 39 T But it shall come to pass in the 14 Put yourselves in array against Baby: latter days, that I will bring again the lon round about: a}l ye thai bend the bow, captivity of Elam, saith the LORD. shoot at her, spare no arrows: for she hath CHAP. L.

sinned against the LORD. THE word that the LORD spake against 15 Shout against her round about: she

Babylon and against the land of the hath given her hand: her foundations are Chaldeans by Jeremiah the propbet. fallen, her walls are thrown down: for it

2 Declare ye among the nations, and is the vengeance of the LORD: take ven. publish, and set up a standard; publish, geance upon her; as she hath done, do and conceal not: say, Babylon is taken, unto her. Bel is confounded, Merodach is broken in 16 Cut off the sower from Babylon, and pieces; her idols are confounded, her him that handleth the sickle in the time of images are broken in pieces.

harvest: for fear of the oppressing sword 3 For out of the north there cometh up they shall turn every one to his people, a nation against her, which shall make her and they shall flee every one to his own land desolate, and none shall dwell there- land. in: they shall remove, they shall depart, 17 Israel is a scattered sheep; the both man and beast.

lions have driven him away: first the king 4. T In those days, and in that time, of Assyria hath devoured him; and last saith the Lord, the children of Israel shall this Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon come, they and the children of Judah hath broken his bones. together, going and weeping: they shall 18 Therefore thus saith the LORD of go, and seek the Lord their God. bosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will

6 They shall ask the way to Zion with punish the king of Babylon and his land, their faces thitherward, saying, Come as I have punished the king of Assyria. and let us join ourselves to the Lord in a 19 And I will bring Israel again to his perpetual covenant that shall not be for. habitation, and be shall feed on Carmel gotten.

and Bashan, and his soul shall be satisfied 6 My people hath been lost sheep: their upon mount Ephraim and Gilead. shepherds have caused them to go astray, 20 In those days, and in that time, saith they have turned thein away on the moun- the LORD, the iniquity of Israel shall be tains: they have gone from mountain to sought for, and there shall be none; and hill, they have forgotten their resting-place: the sins of Judah, and they shall not be

7 All that found them have devoured found: for I will pardon them whom I re. them; and their adversaries said, We of serve. fend not, because they have sinned against 21 T Go up against the land of Mera

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