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Christ the Branch of CHAP. XXXIV. righteousness promised. anger and in my fury, and for all whose want a man before me to offer burnt-offerwickedness I have hid my face from this ings, and to kindle meat-offerings, and to city,

do sacrifice continually, 6 Behold, I will bring it health and 19 T And the word of the LORD came cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto Jeremiah, saying, unto them the abundance of peace and truth. 20 Thus saith the LORD; If

7 And I will cause the captivity of Ju- break my covenant of the day, and my codah and the captivity of Israel to return, venant of the night, and that there should and will build them, as at the first. not be day and night in their season ;

8 And I will cleanse them from all their 21 Then may also my covenant be iniquity, whereby they have sinned against broken with David my servant, that he me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, should not have a son to reign upon his whereby they have sinned, and whereby throne; and with the Levites the priests, they have transgressed against me. my ministers.

5 T And it shall be to me a name of joy, °22 As the host of heaven cannot be numa praise, and an honour before all the na- bered, neitherthe sandof the sea measured: tions of the earth, which shall hear all the so will I multiply the seed of David my sergood that I do unto them: and they shall vant, and the Levites that minister unto fear and tremble for all the goodness and me. for all the prosperity that I procure unto it. 23 Moreover the word of the LORD

10 Thus saith the Lord; Again there came to Jeremiah, saying, shall be heard in this place, which ye say 24 Considerest thou not what this people shall be desolate without man and without have spoken, saying, The two families beast, even in the cities of Judah, and in which the Lord hath chosen, he hath even the streets of Jerusalem, that are desolate, cast them off? thus they have despised my without man, and without inhabitant, and people, that they should be no more a nawithout beast,

tion before them. 11 The voice of joy, and the voice of 25 Thus saith the LORD; If my cove. gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and pant be not with day and night, and if I the voice of the bride, the voice of them have not appointed the ordinances of heathat shall say, Praise the Lord of hosts : ven and earth ; for the Lord is good; for his mercy en 26 Then will I cast away the seed of dureth for ever: and' of them that shall Jacob, and David my servant, so that I bring the sacrifice of praise into the house will not take any of his seed to be rulers of the LORD. For I will cause to return over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jathe captivity of the land, as at the first, cob: for I will cause their captivity to saith the Lord.

return, and have mercy on them. 12 Thus saith the Lord of hosts ; Again

CHAP. XXXIV. man and without beast, and in all the chTeword which came unto Jeremiah ties thereof, shall be a habitation of shep-zar king of Babylon, and all his army, and herds causing their focks to lie down. all the kingdoins of the earth of his do

13 In the cities of the mountains, in the minion, and all the people fought against cities of the vale, and in the cities of the Jerusalem, and againstall the cities thereof, south, and in the land of Benjamin, and in saying, the places about Jerusalem, and' in the 2 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Iscities of Judah, shall the flocks pass again rael; Go and speak to Zedekiah king of under the hands of him that telleth them, Judah, and tell him, Thus saith the LORD; saith the LORD.

Behold, I will give this city into the hand 14 Behold, the days come, saith the of the king of Babylon, and he shall burn LORD, that I will perform that good thing it with fire: which I have promised unto the house of 3 And thou shalt not escape out of his Israel and to the house of Judah. hand, but shalt surely be taken, and deli

15, T In those days, and at that time, vered into his hand; and thine eyes shall will I cause the Branch of righteousness to behold the eyes of the king of Babylon, grow up unto David; and he shall execute and he shall speak with thee mouth to judgment and righteousness in the land. mouth, and thou shalt go to Babylon.

16 In those days shall Judah be saved, 4 Yet hear the word of the LORD, O and Jerusalem shall dwell safely : and this Zedekiah king of Judah ; Thus saith the is the naine wherewith she shall be called, Lord of thee, Thou shalt, not die by the The Lord our Righteousness.

sword : 17 | For thus saith the LORD; David 5 But thou shalt die in peace: and with shall never want a man to sit upon the the burnings of thy fathers, the former throne of the house of Israel;

kings which were before thee, so shall they 18 Neither shall the priests the Levites burn odours for thee; and they will lament

Jeremiah prophesies the JEREMIAH. captivity of Zedekiah, &c. thee, saying, Ah lord! for I have pro-moved into all the kingdoms of the earth. nounced the word, saith the LORD.

18 And I will give the men that have 6 Then Jeremiah the prophet spake all transgressed my covenant, which have not these words unto Zedekiah king of Judah performed the words of the covenant which in Jerusalem,

they had made before me, when they cut 7 When the king of Babylon's army the calf in twain, and passed between the fought against Jerusalem, and against all parts thereof, the cities of Judah that were left, against 19 The princes of Judah, and the princes Lachish, and against Azekah: for these of Jerusalem, the eunuchs, and the priests, defenced cities remained of the cities of and all the people of the land, which passed Judah.

between the parts of the calf; 8 | This is the word that came unto 20 I will even give them into the hand Jeremiah from the Lord, after that the of their enemies, and into the hand of them king Zedekiah had made a covenant with that seek their life: and their dead bodies all the people which were at Jerusalem, to shall be for meat unto the fowls of the proclaim liberty unto them;

heaven, and to the beasts of the earth. 9 That every man should let his man 21 And Zedekiah king of Judah and servant, and every man his maid-servant, his princes will I give into the hand of being a Hebrew or a Hebrewess, go their enemies, and into the hand of them free; that none should serve himself of that seek their life, and into the hand of them, to wit, of a Jew his brother. the king of Babylon's army, which are

10'Now when all the princes, and all gone up from you. the people which had entered into the 22 Behold, I will command, saith the covenant, heard that every one should let LORD, and cause them to return to this his man-servant, and every one his maid-city; and they shall fight against it, and servant, go free, that none should serve take it, and burn it with fire: and I will themselves of them any more, then they make the cities of Judah a desolation withobeyed, and let them go.

out an inhabitant. 11 But afterwards they turned, and

CHAP. XXXV. caused

the servants and the handmaids. The Wed Lukoin the days of Jehoiwhom they had let go free, to return, and brought them into subjection for servants akim the son of Josiah king of Judah, and for handmaids.

saying, 12 T Therefore the word of the LORD 2 Go unto the house of the Rechabites, came to Jeremiah, from the LORD, saying, and speak unto them, and bring them into

13 Thus saith the LORD, the God of the house of the LORD, into one of the Israel; I made a covenant with your fathers chambers, and give them wine to drink. in the day that I brought them

forth out of 3 Then I took Jaazaniah the son of Je. the land of Egypt, out of the house of remiah, the son of Habaziniah, and his bond-men, saying,

brethren, and all his sons, and the whole 14 At the end of seven years let ye go house of the Rechabites; every man his brother a Hebrew, which 4 And I brought them into the house of hath been sold unto thee; and when he the LORD, into the chamber of the sons of hath served thee six years, thou shalt let Hanan, the son of Igdaliah, a man of God, him go free from thee; but your fathers which was by the chamber of the princes, hearkened not unto me, neither inclined which was above the chamber of Maaseiah their ear.

the son of Shallum, the keeper of the door: 15 And ye were now turned, and had 5 And I set before the sons of the house done right in my sight, in proclaiming of the Rechabites pots full of wine, and liberty every man to his neighbour; and cups, and I said unto them, Drink ye wine. ye had made a covenant before me in the 6 But they said, We will drink no wine: house which is called by my name: for Jonadab the son of Rechab our father

16 But ye turned and polluted my name, commanded us, saying, Ye shall drink no and caused every man his servant, and wine, neither ye, nor your sons for ever: every man his handmaid, whom he had set 7. Neither shall ye build house, nor sow at liberty at their pleasure, to return, and seed, nor plant vineyard, nor have any: brought them into subjection, to be unto but all your days ye shall dwell in tents; you for servants and för handmaids. that ye may live many days in the land

17 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Ye where ye be strangers, have not hearkened unto me, in proclaim 8 Thus have we obeyed the voice of ing liberty, every one to his brother, and Jonadab the son of Rechab our father in all every man to his neighbour: behold, Ithat he hath charged us, to drink no wine proclaim a liberty for you, saith the LORD, all our days, we,

our wives, our sons, nor to the sword, to the pestilence, and to the our daughters; famine; and I will make you to be re-l 9 Nor to build houses forus to dwell in:


The Jews threatened, CHAP. XXXVI. Jeremial's prophecy written neither have we vineyard, nor field, nor unto thee against Israel, and against Jua seed:

dah, and against all the nations, from the 10 But we have dwelt in tents, and have day I spake unto thee, from the days of obeyed, and done according to all that Josiah, even unto this day. Jonadab our father commanded us. 3 It may be that the house of Judah will

11 But it came to pass, when Nebu-hear all the evil which I purpose to do chadrezzar king of Babylon came up into unto them; that they may return every the land, that we said, Come, and let us man from his evil way; that I may forgive go to Jerusalem for fear of the army of their

iniquity and their sin. the Chaldeans, and for fear of the army of 4 Then Jeremiah called Baruch the son the Syrians: so we dwell at Jerusalem. Jof Neriah: and Baruch wrote from the

12 T Then came the word of the LORD mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the unto Jeremiah, saying,

LORD, which he had spoken unto him, 13 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the upon a roll of a book. God of Israel; Go and tell the men of Ju 5 And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, dah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, Will saying, I am shut up, I cannot go into the ye not receive instruction to bearken to house of the LORD: my words ? saith the LORD.

6 Therefore go thou and read in the roll, 14 The words of Jonadab the son of Re- which thou hast written from my mouth, chab, that he commanded his sons not to the words of the Lord in the ears of the drink, wine, are performed; for unto this people in the Lord's house upon the fastday they drink none, but obey their fa- ing day: and also thou shalt read them in ther's commandment: notwithstanding the ears of all Judah that come out of their have spoken unto you, rising early and cities. speaking ; but ye hearkened not unto me. 7 It may be they will present their sup

15 I have sent also unto you all my ser- plication before the LORD, and will return vants the prophets, rising up early and every one from his evil way; for great is sending them, saying, Return ye now the anger and the fury that the LORD hath every man from his evil way, and amend pronounced against this people. your doings, and go not after other gods to 8 And Baruch the son of Neriah did ac. serve them, and ye sball dwell in the land cording to all that Jeremiah the prophet which I have given to you and to your commanded him, reading in the book the fathers : but ye have not inclined your words of the Lord in the LORD's house. ear, nor hearkened unto me.

9 And it came to pass in the fifth year 16 Because the sons of Jonadab the son of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Juof Rechab have performed the command-dah, in the ninth month, that they proment of their father, which he command claimed a fast before the LORD to all the ed them; but this people bath not heark- people in Jerusalem, and to all the people ened unto me:

that came from the cities of Judah unto 17 Therefore thus saith the LORD God Jerusalem. of hosts, the God of Israel ; Behold, I will 10 Then read Baruch in the book the bring upon Judah and upon all the in- words of Jeremiah in the house of the habitants of Jerusalem all the evil that I LORD, in the chamber of Gemariah the have propounced against them; because I son of Shaphan the scribe, in the higher have spoken unto them, but they have not court, at the entry of the new gate of the heard ; and I have called unto them, but LORD's house, in the ears of all the people. they have not answered.

11 T When Michaiah the son of Gema18 ( And Jeremiah said unto the house riah, the son of Shaphan, had heard out of of the Rechabites, Thus saith the LORD of the book all the words of the LORD, hosts, the God of Israel ; Because ye have 12 Then he went down into the king's obeyed the commandment of Jonadab house, into the scribe's chamber: and lo, your father, and kept all his precepts, and all the princes sat there, even Elishama done according unto all that he hath com- the scribe, and Delaiah the son of She

maiah, and Elnathan the son of Achbor, 19 Therefore thus saith the Lord of and Gemariah the son of Shaphan, and hosts, the God of Israel; Jonadab the son Zedekiah the son of Hananiah, and all the of Rechab shall not want a man to stand princes. before me for ever.

13 Then Michaiah declared unto them CHAP. XXXVI.

all the words that he had heard, when BaAND it came to pass in the fourth year ruch read the book in the ears of the


. of Judah, that this word came unto Jere-hudi the son of Nethaniah, the son of Shemiah from the LORD, saying,

lemiah, the son of Cushi, unto Baruch, 2 Take thee a roll of a book, and write saying, Take in thine hand the roll where. therein all the words that I have spoken lin thou hast read in the ears of the people,

manded you:

Jeremiah's prophecies burnt. JEREMIAH. Siege of the Chaldeans raised. and come. So Baruch the son of Neriah to sit upon the throne of David: and his took the rollin his hand, and came untothem. dead body shall be cast out in the day to

15 And they said unto him, Sit down the heat, and in the night to the frost. now, and read it in our ears. So Baruch 31 And I will punish him and his seed read it in their ears.

and his servants for their iniquity; and I 16 Now it came to pass, when they had will bring upon them, and upon the inha. heard all the words, they were afraid both bitants of Jerusalem, and upon the men of one and other, and said unto Baruch, We Judah, all the evil that I have pronounced will surely tell the king of all these words. against them; but they hearkened not.

17 And they asked Baruch, saying, Tell 32 | Then took Jeremiah another roll, us now, How didst thou write all these and gave it to Baruch the scribe, the son words at his mouth?

of Neriah; who wrote therein from the 18 Then Baruch answered them, He mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the pronounced all these words unto me with book which Jehoiakim king of Judah had his mouth, and I wrote them with ink in the burned in the fire: and there were added book.

besides unto them many like words. 19 Then said the princes unto Baruch,

CHAP. XXXVII. Go hide thee, thou and Jeremiah ; and let A reigned instead of Coniah the son of no man know where ye be.

20 | And they went in to the king into Jehoiakim, whom Nebuchadrezzar king of the court, but they laid up the roll in the Babylon made king in the land of Judah. chamber of Elishama the scribe, and told 2 But neither he, nor his servants, nor all the words in the ears of the king. the people of the land, did hearken unto

21 So the king sent Jehudi to fetch the the words of the LORD, which he spake by roll: and he took it out of Elishama the the prophet Jeremiah. scribe's chamber. And Jehudi read it in 3 And Zedekiah the king sent Jehucal the ears of the king, and in the ears of all the son of Shelemiah, and Zephaniah the the princes which stood beside the king. son of Maaseiah the priest to the prophet

22 Now the king sat in the winter-house Jeremiah, saying, Pray now unto the LORD in the ninth month: and there was a fire our God for us. on the hearth burning before him.

4 Now Jeremiah came in and went out 23 And it came to pass, that when Je- among the people: for they had not put hudi had read three or four leaves, he cut it him into prison. with the penknife, and cast it into the fire 5 Then Pharaoh's army was come forth that was on the hearth, until all the roll was out of Egypt: and when the Chaldeans consumed in the fire that was on the hearth, that besieged Jerusalem heard tidings of

24 Yet they were not afraid, nor rent them, they departed from Jerusalem. their garments, neither the king, nor any 6 s Then came the word of the LORD of his servants that heard all these words. unto the prophet Jeremiah, saying,

25 Nevertheless Elnathan and Delaiah 7 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; and Gemariah bad made intercession to the Thus shall ye say to the king of Judah, king that he would not burn the roll: but that sent you unto me to inquire of me; he would not hear them.

Behold, Pharaoh's army, which is come 26 But the king commanded Jerahmeel forth to help you, shall return to Egypt the son of Hammelech, and Seraiah the son into their own land. of Azriel, and Shelemiah the son of Ab 8 And the Chaldeans shall come again, deel, to take Baruch the scribe and Jere- and fight against this city, and take it, and ‘miah the prophet: but the LORD bid them. burn it with fire.

27 | Then the word of the Lord came 9 Thus saith the LORD; Deceive not to Jeremiah, after that the king had burned yourselves, saying, The Chaldeans shall the roll, and the words which Baruch surely depart from us : for they shall not wrote at the mouth of Jeremiah, saying, depart.

28 Take thee again another roll, and 10 For though ye had smitten the whole write in it all the former words that were army of the Chaldeans that fight against in the first roll, which Jehoiakim king of you, and there remained but wounded Judah hath burned.

men among them, yet should they rise up 29 And thou shalt say to Jehoiakim king every man in his tent, and burn this city of Judah, Thus saith the LORD; Thou hast with fire. burned this roll, saying, Why hast thou 11 | And it came to pass, that when written therein, saying, The king of Ba- the army of the Chaldeans was broken up bylon shall certainly come and destroy from Jerusalem for fear of Pharaoh's army, this land, and shall cause to cease from 12 Then Jeremiah went forth out of thence man and beast?

Jerusalem to go into the land of Benjamin, 30 Therefore thus saith the Lord of Je- to separate himself thence in the midst of boiakim king of Judah; He shall have none the people.

Jeremiah is imprisoned. CHAP. XXXVIII.

His enlargement. 13 And when he was in the gate of Ben- this man seeketh not the welfare of this jamin, a captain of the ward was there, people, but the hurt. whose name was trijah, the son of Shele 5 Then Zedekiah the king said, Behold, miah, the son of Hananiah; and he took he is in your hand : for the king is not he Jeremiah the prophet, saying, Thou fallest that can do any thing against you. away to the Chaldeans.

6. Then took they Jeremiah, and cast 14 Then said Jeremiah, It is false ; I him into the dungeon of Malchiah the son fall not away to the Chaldeans. But he of Hammelech, that was in the court of the hearkened not to him: so Irijah took Jere- prison: and they let down Jeremiah with miah, and brought him to the princes. cords. And in the dungeon there was no

15 Wherefore the princes were wroth water, but mire: so Jeremiah sunk in the with Jeremiah, and smote him, and put mire. him in prison in the house of Jonathan the 7 T Now when Ebed-melech the Ethiscribe : for they had made that the prison. opian, one of the eunuchs which was in

16 T When Jeremiah was entered into the king's house, heard that they had put the dungeon, and into the cabins, and Jere- Jeremiah in the dungeon; the king then iniah had remained there many days; sitting in the gate of Benjamin;

17 Then Zedekiah the king sent, and 8 Ebed-melech went forth out of the took him out: and the king asked him king's house, and spake to the king, saying, secretly in his house, and said, Is there any 9 My Jord the king, these men have word from the LORD? And Jeremiah said, done evil in all that they have done to JeThere is : for, said he, hou shalt be de miah the prophet, whom they have cast "livered intothe hand of the king of Babylon. into the dungeon; and he is like to die for

18 Moreover Jeremiah said unto king hunger in the place where he is : for there Zedekiah, What have I offended against is no more bread in the city. thee, or against thy servants, or against this 10 Then the king commanded Fibedpeople, that ye have put me in prison? melech the Ethiopian, saying, Take from

19 Where are now your prophets which hence thirty men with thee, and take up prophesied unto you, saying, The king of Jeremiah the prophet out of the dungeon, Babylon shall not come against you, nor before he die. against this land?

11 So Ebed-melech took the men with 20 Therefore hear now, I pray thee, o him, and went into the house of the king my lord the king : let my supplication, 1 under the treasury, and took thence old pray thee, be accepted before thee; that cast clouts and old rotten rags, and let them Thou cause ine not to return to the house of down by cords into the dungeon to JereJonathan the scribe, lest I die there. miah,

21 Then Zedekiah the king commanded 12 And Ebed-melech the Ethiopian said that they should cominit Jeremiah into the unto Jeremiah, Put now these old cast court of the prison, and that they should cloutsand rotten rags underthine arm-boles give him daily a piece of bread out of the under the cords. And Jeremiah did so. bakers' street, until all the bread in the 13 So they drew up Jeremiah with city were spent. Thus Jeremiah reinained cords, and took him up out of the dungeon : in the court of the prison.

and Jeremiah remained in the court of the CHAP. XXXVIII.

prison. THEN Shephatiah the son of Mattan, 14 | Then Zedekiah the king sent, and

and Gedaliah the son of Pashur, and took Jeremiah the prophet unto him into Jucal the son of Shelemiah, and Pashur the the third entry that is in the house of the son of Malchiab, heard the words that Jere- LORD: and the king said unto Jeremiah, I miah had spoken unto all the people, will ask thee a thing; hide nothing from me. saying,

15 Then Jeremiah said unto Zedekiah, 2 Thus saith the LORD, He that re- If I declare it unto thee, wilt thou not maineth in this city shall die by the sword, surely put me to death? and if I give thee by the famine, and by the pestilence: but counsel, wilt thou not hearken unto me? he that goeth forth to the Chaldeans shall 16 So Zedekiah the king sware secretly live; for he shall have his life for a prey, unto Jeremiah, saying, 1s the Lord liveth, and shall live.

that made us this soul, I will not put thee 3 Thus saith the LORD, This city shall to death, neither will I give thee into the surely be given into the hand of the king of hand of these men that seek thy life. Babylon's army, which shall take it. 17 Then said Jeremiah unto Zedekiah,

4 Therefore the princes said unto the Thus saith the Lori), the God of hosts, king, We heseech thee, let this man be the God of Israel; If thou wilt assuredly put to death : for thus he weakeneth the go forth unto the king of Babylon's princes, hands of the men of war that remain in then thy soul shall live, and this city shall this city, and the hands of all the people, not be burned with fire; and thou shalt in speaking such words unto them: for live, and thine house :

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