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608 The disobedient Jezus reproved. JEREMIAH. Their captivity foretold.. from Jerusalem, and had brought them all his servants the prophets, rising early to Babylon.
and sending them; but ye have not heark2 One basket had very good figs, ezen ener, nor inclined your ear to hear. like the figs that are first ripe: and the 5 They said, Turn ye again now every other basket had very naughty figs, which one from his evil way, and from the evil could not be eaten, they were so bad. of your doings, and dwell in the land that
3 Then said the Lord unto me, What the Lord hath given unto you and to seest thou, Jeremiah ? and I said, Figs; your fathers for ever and ever : the good figs, very good; and the evil, 6 And go not after other gods to serve very evil, that cannot be eaten, they are them, and to worship them, and provoke so evil.
me not to anger with the works of your 4 Again the word of the Lord came hands ; and I will do you no hurt. unto me, saying,
7 Yet ye have not hearkened unto me, 5 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Is- saith the LORD; that ye might provoke rael; Like these good figs, so will I ac- me to anger with the works of your knowledge them that are carried away hands to your own hurt. captive of Judah, whom I have sent out of 8 9 Therefore thus saith the LORD of this place into the land of the Chaldeans hosts; Because ye have not heard my for their good.
words, 6 For I will set mine eyes upon them 9 Behold, I will send and take all the for good, and I will bring them again to families of the north, saith the LORD, and this land : and I will build them, and not Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, my pull them down; and I will plant them, servant, and will bring them against this and not pluck them up.
land, and against the inhabitants thereof, 7 And I will give them an heart to and against all these nations round about, know me, that I am the LORD : and they and will utterly destroy them, and make shall be my people, and I will be their them an astonislıment, and an hissing, and God : for they shall return unto me with perpetual desolations. their whole heart.
10 Moreover I will take from them 8 | And as the evil figs, which cannot | the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladbe eaten, they are so evil; surely thus ness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the saith the LORD, So will I give Zedekiah voice of the bride, the sound of the millthe king of Judah, and his princes, and stones, and the light of the candle. the residue of Jerusalem, that remain in 11 And this whole land shall be a desthis land, and them that dwell in the l olation, and an astonishment; and these land of Egypt:
nations shall serve the king of Babylon 9 And I will deliver them to be re- seventy years. moved into all the kingdoms of the earth 12 And it shall come to pass, when for their hurt, to be a reproach and a prov- seventy years are accomplished, that I will erb, a taunt and a curse, in all places punish the king of Babylon, and that nawhither I shall drive them.
tion, saith the LORD, for their iniquity, 10 And I will send the sword, the fam- and the land of the Chaldeans, and will ine, and the pestilence, among them, till make it perpetual desolations. they be consumed from off the land that 13 And I will bring upon that land I gave unto them and to their fathers, all my words which I have pronounced CHAP. XIV.
against it, even all that is written in this 1 Jer
ah, reproving the Jews disobedi- || book, which Jeremiah hath prophesied ence 10 the prophets, 8 foretelleth the | against all the nations. severity yours captivity, 12 and afier 14 For many nations and great kings that the destruction of Babylon. shall serve themselves of them also: and HE word that came to Jeremiah con- I will recompense them according to their
cerning all the people of Judah in the deeds, and according to the works of their fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah own hands. king of Judah, that was the first year of 154 For thus saith the Lord God of IsNebuchadrezzar king of Babylon ; rael unto me; Take the wine cup of this
2 The which Jeremiah the prophet fury at my hand, and cause all the naspake unto all the people of Judali, and to tions, to whom I send thee, to drink it. all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, 16 And they shall drink, and be moved,
3 From the thirteenth year of Josiah and be mad, because of the sword that I the son of Amon king of Judah, even un- will send among them. to this day, that is the three and twen- 17 Then took I the cup at the LORD's tieth year, the word of the Lord hath hand, and made all the nations to drink, come unto me, and I have spoken unto unto whom the LORD had sent me : you, rising early and speaking ; but ye 18 To wit, Jerusalem, and the cities of have not hearkened.
Judah, and the kings thercof, and the 4 And the LORD hath sent unto you I princes thereof, to make them a desola
A prophecy of destruction. CHAP. XXVI.
Jeremiah arrested. 609 tion, an astonishment, an hissing, and a wallow yourselves in the ashes, ye princurse ; as it is this day ;
cipal of the flock : for the days of your 19 Pharaoh king of Egypt, and his ser- ' slaughter and of your dispersions are acvants, and his princes, and all his people; complished ; and ye shall fall like a pleas
20 And all the mingled people, and all ant vessel. the kings of the land of Uz, and all the 35 And the shepherds shall have no kings of the land of the Philistines, and way to flee, nor the principal of the flock Ashkelon, and Azzah, and Ekron, and
to escape. the remnant of Ashdod,
36 A voice of the cry of the shepherds, 21 Edom, and Moab, and the children and an howling of the principal of the of Ammon,
flock, shall be heard : for the Lord inath 22 And all the kings of Tyrus, and all spoiled their pasture. the kings of Zidon, and the kings of the 37 And the peaceable habitations are isles which are beyond the sea,
cut down because of the fierce anger of 23 Dedan, and Tema, and Buz, and the LORD. all that are in the utmost corners,
38 He hath forsaken his covert, as the 24 And all the kings of Arabia, and all lion: for their land is desolate because of the kings of the mingled people that the fierceness of the oppressor, and bedwell in the desert,
cause of his fierce anger. 25 And all the kings of Zimri, and all
CHAP. XXVI. the kings of Elam, and all the kings of 1 Jeremiah, exhorting to repentance, 8 is the Medes,
apprchended, 10and arraigned. 12 His 26 And all the kings of the north, far apology. 16 He is acquitted in judgment. ,
the beginning of the reign of Jehoikingdoms of the world, which are upon akim the son of Josiah king of Judah the fice of the earth : and the king of came this word from the Lord, saying, Sheshach shall drink after them.
2 Thus saith the LORD; Stand in the 27 Therefore thou shalt say unto them, court of the Lord's house, and speak unThus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of to all the cities of Judah, which come to Israel; Drink ye, and be drunken, and worship in the Lord's house, all the spue, and fall, and rise no more, because of words that I command thee to speak unto the sword which I will send among you. them ; diminish not a word:
28 And it shall be, if they refuse to take 3 If so be they will hearken, and turn the cup at thine hand to drink, then shalt every man from his evil way, that I may thou say unto them, Thus saith the LORD i repent me of the evil, which I purpose of hosts ; Ye shall certainly drink. to do unto them because of the evil of
29 For lo, I begin to bring evil on the their doings. city which is called by my name, and 4 And thou shalt say unto them, Thus should ye be utterly unpunished ? Ye shall saith the LORD, If ye will not hearken to not be unpunished : for I will call for a me to walk in my law, which I have set sword upon all the inh.bitants of the earth, before you, saith the Lord of hosts.
5 To hearken to the words of my ser30 Therefore prophesy thou against vants the prophets, whom I sent unto them all these words, and say unto them, you, both rising up early, and sending The Lord shall roar from on high, and ihein, but ye have not hearkened; utter his voice from his hoiy habitation ; 6 Then will I make this house like Shihe shall mightily roar upon his habita- | loh, and will make this city a curse to all. tion ; he shall give a shout, as they that the nations of the earth. tread the grapes, against all the inhabit- 7 So the priests and the prophets and ants of the earth.
all the people heard Jeremiah speaking 31 A noise shall come even to the ends these words in the house of the Lord. of the earh ; for the Lord hath a con- 8 Now it came to pass, when Jeretroversy with the nations, he will plead 1 miah had made an end of speaking all with all tlesh ; he will give them that are that the LORD had commanded him to wicked to the sword, saith the Lord. Speak unto all the people, that the priests
32 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Be- and the prophets and all the people took hold, evil shall go forth from nation to him, saymg, Thou shalt surely die. nation, and a great whirlwind shall be 9 Why hast thou prophesied in the name raised up from the coasts of the earth. of the LORD, saying, This house shall be
33 And the slain of the LORD shall be like Shiloh, and this city shall be desolate at that day from one end of the earth even without an inhabitant? And all the peounto the other end of the earth : they ple were gathered against Jeremiah in shall not be lamented, neither gathered, the house of the Lord. por buried; they shall be dung upon the 10 ( When the princes of Judah heard ground.
these thwgs, when they came up from the 54 T Howl, ye shepherds, and cry; and I king's house unto the house of the Lord,
610 Jeremiah's trial.
Divers prophecies. and sat down in the entry of the new gate , af Egypt, and brought him unto Jehoiaof the Lord's house.
kim tiie king ; who slew him with the 11 Then spake the priests and the sword, and cast his dead body into the prophets unto the princes and to all the graves of the common people. people, saying, This man is worthy to 24 Nevertheless the hand of Ahikam die ; for he hath prophesied against this the son of Shaphan was with Jeremiah, city, as ve have heard with your ears. that they should not give him into the
12 s Then spake Jeremiah unto all the hand of the people to put him to death. princes, and to all the people, saying,
CHAP. XXVII. The Lord sent me to prophesy against Under the type of bonds and yokes, he this house and against this city all the prophesieth the subduing of the neighwords that ve have heard.
bouring kings unto Nebuchadnezzar. and your dings, and obey the voice of the beginning of the reign of Jelloi
akim the son of Josiah king of Judah the LORD your God; and the Lord will came this word unto Jeremiah from the repent hiin of the evil that he hath pro LORD, saying, nounced against you.
2 Thus saith the LORD to me; Make 14 As for me, behold, I am in your thce bonds and yokes, and put them upon hand : do with me as seemeth good and thy neck, meet unto you.
3 And send them to the king of E15 But know ye for certain, that if ye dom, and to the king of Moab, and to put me to deathi, ye shall sarely bring in- ! the king of the Ammonites, and to the nocent blood upon yourselves, and upon king of Tyrus, and to the king of Zidon, this city, and upon tlie inhabitants there by the hand of the messengers which of: for of a truth the Lord hath sent me come to Jerusalem unto Zedekiah king of unto you to speak all these words in your Judah; ears.
4. And command them to say unto 16 I Then said the princes and all the their masters, Thus saith the LORD of people unto the priests and to the proph-hosts, the God of Israel ; Thus shall ye ets ; This man is not worthy to die : say unto your masters ; for he hath spoken to us in the name of 5 I have made the earth, the man and the LORD our God.
the beast that are upon the ground, by my 17 Then rose up certain of the elders great power and by my out-stretched arm, of the land, and spake to ail the assembly and have given it upto whom it seemed of the people, saying,
meet unto me. 18 Micah the Morasthite prophesied 6 And now have I given all these lands in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the and spake to all the people of Judah, king of Babylon, my servant ; and the saying, Thus saith the Lord of hosts; beasts of the field have I given him also Zion shall be plowed like a field, and to serve him. Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the 7 And all nations shall serve him, and mountain of the house as the high places | his son, and his son's son, until the very of the forest.
jme of his land come : and then many 19 Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all nations and great kings shall serve themJudah put him at all to death ? did he selves of him. not fear the LORD, and besougin the LORD, 8 And it shall come to pass, that the and the LORD repented him of the evil nation and kingdom which will nct serve which he had pronounced against them? the same Nebuchadnezzar the king of Tlius might we procure great evil against ! Babylon, and that will not put their neck our souls.
under the yoke of the king of Babylou, 20 And there was also a man that proph- that nation will I punish, saith the Lord, esied in the name of the LORD, Urijah with ihe sword, and with the famine, and the son of Shemaiah of Kirjath-jearim, with the pestilence, until I have consumed who prophesied against this city and a- them by his hand. gainst this land according to all the words 9 Tlierefore hearken not ye to your of Jeremiah :
prophets, nor to your diviners, nor to 21 And when Jehoiakim the king with your dreamers, nor to your enchanters, all his mighty men, and all the princes, nor to your sorcerers, which speak untó heard his words, the king soughi to put you, saving, Ye shall not serve the king him to death : but when Urijah heard if Babylon : it, he was afraid, and fed, and went in- 10 For they prophesy a lie unto you, to Egypt;
to nemove you far from your land ; and 22 And Jehoiakim the king sent men in- that I should drive you out, and ye should to Egypt, namely, Elnathan the son of Ach- | perisli. bor, and certain men with him into Egypt. 11 But the nations that bring their neck
23 And they feiched forth Urijah out under the yoke of the king of Babytu,
CHAP. XXVIII. Hananiah's false prophecy. 611 and serve him, those will I let remain still, and in the fifth month, that Hananiah the in their own land, saith the LORD; and son of Azur the prophet, which was of they shall till it, and dwell therein. Gibeon, spake unto me in the house of
12 [ 1 spake also to Zedekiah king of the LORD, in the presence of the priests, Judah according to all these words, say- and of all the people, saying, ing, Bring your necks under the yoke of 2 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, the king of Babylon, and serve him and the God of Israel, saying, I have broken his people, and live.
the yoke of the king of Babylon. 15 Why will ye die, thou and thy peo- 3 Within two full years will I bring ple, by the sword, by the famine, and by again into this place all the vessels of the the pestilence, as the Lord hath spoken Lord's house, that Nebuchadnezzar against the nation that will n10t serve the king of Babylon took away from this king of Babvlon?
place, and carried them to Babylon : 14 Therefore hearken not unto the 4 And I will bring again to this place words of the prophets that speak unto | Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Judah, with all the captives of Julali, Babylon; for they prophesy a lie unto you that went into Babylon, saith the Lord;
15 For I have not sent them, saith the for I will break the yoke of the king of LORD, yet they prophesy a lie in my Babylon. name; that I might drive you out, and 5. Then the prophet Jeremiah said that ye might perish, ye, and the proph- unto the prophet Hananiah in the presence ets that prophesy unto you..
of the priests, and in the presence of all 16 Also I spake to the priests and to all the people that stood in the house of the this people, saying, Thus saith the LORD; || LORD, Hcirken not to the words of your proph- 6 Even the prophet Jeremiah said, Aets that prophesy unto you, saying, Be- men : the LORD do so : the Lord perhold, the vessels of the Lord's house shall form thy words which thou hast prophenow shortly be brought again from Bab- sied, to bring again the vessels of the ylon : for they prophesy a lie unto you. Lord's house, and all that is carried away
17 Hearken not into them; serve the captive, from Babylon into this place. king of Babylon, and live : wherefore Ť Nevertheless hear thou now this should this city be laid waste?
word that I speak in thine ears, and in 18 But if they be prophets, and if the the ears of all the people ; word of the LORD be with them, let them 8 The prophets that have been before now make intercession to the Lord of me and before thee of old prophesied hosts, that the vessels which are left in both against many countries, and against the house of the Lord, and in the house great kingrloms, of war, and of evil, and of the king of Judah, and at Jerusalem, of pestilence. go not to Babylon.
9 The prophet which prophesieth of 19 ? For thus saith the Lord of hosts peace, when the word of the prophet shall concerning the pillars, and concerning come to pass, then shall the prophet be the sea, and concerning the bases, and known, that the LORD hath truly sent concerning the residue of the vessels that him. remain in this city,
10 | Then Hananiah the prophet took 20 Which Nebuchadnezzar king of Bab- the yoke from off the prophet Jeremiah's ylon took not, when he carried away cap-neck, and brake it. iive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of 11 And Hananiah spake in the presence Judah from Jerusalem to Babylon, and of all the people, saying, Thus saith the all the nobles of Judah and Jerusalem ; LORD; Even so will I break the yoke of
21 Yea, thus saith the LORD of hosts, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon from the God of Israel, concerning the vessels the neck of all nations within the space that remain in the house of the Lord, of two full years. And the prophet Jereand in the house of the king of Judah and miah went his way. of Jerusalem ;
12 | Then the word of the LORD came 22 They shall be carried to Babylon, unto Jeremiah the prophet, after that and there shall they be until the day that i Hananiah the prophet 'had broken the visit them, saith the LORD; then will I bring yoke from off the neck of the prophet them up, and restore them to this place. Jeremiah, saying, CHAP. XXVIII.
13 Go and tell Hananiah, saying, Thus 1 Hananiah's false prophecy. 10 He saith the Lord; Thou hast broken the
breaketh Jeremiah's yoke. 12 Jeremiah yokes of wood; but thou shalt make for foretelleth of an iron yoke, 15 and Ha-them yokes of iron. naniah's death.
14 For thus saith the Lord of hosts, A she became to pass the same year, in the God of Israeli Shave put a yoke of kiah king of Judali, in the fourth year, that they may serve Nebuchadnezzarking
612 Jeremiah's letter to the JEREMIAH.
captives of Babylon. of Babylon; and they shall serve him: 11 For I know the thoughts that I think and I have given him the beasts of the toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of field also
peace, and not of evil, to give you an ex15 9 Then said the prophet Jeremiah un- pected end. to Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, Han
12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye aniah; The Lord hath not sent thee; but shall go and pray unto nie, and I will thou makest this people to trust in a lie.
hearken unto you. 16 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Be- 13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, hold, I will cast thee from off the face of when ye shall search for me with all your the earth : this year thou shalt die, be- heart. cause thou hast taught rebellion against
14 And I will be found of you, saith the Lord.
the LORD: and I will turn away your 17 So Hananiah the prophet died the captivity, and I will gather you from all same year in the seventh month.
the nations, and from all the places whithCHAP. XXIX.
er I have driven you, saith the LORD; 1 Jeremiah's letter to the captives in
and I will bring you again into the place Babylon. 20 The fearful end of Ahab
whence I caused you to be carried away and Zedekiah, trvo lying prophets.
cap ive. TOW these are the words of the letter 15 | Because ye have said, the LORD NW
that Jeremiah the prophet sent from hath rai cd us up prophets in Babylon; Jerusalem unto the residue of the elders 16 know that thus saith the LORD of the which were carried away captives, and to king that sitteth upon the throne of David, the priests, and to the prophets, and to and of all the people that dwelleth in this all the people whom Nebuchadnezzar city, and of your brethren that are not had carried away captive from Jerusa- gone forth with you into captivity ; lem to Babylon;
17 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Be2 (After that Jeconiah the king, and hold, I will send upon them the sword, the queen, and the eunuchs, the princes the famine, and the pestilence, and will of Judah and Jerusalem, and the carpen- make them like vile tigs, that cannot be ters, ard the smiths, were departed from caten, they are so evil. Jerusalem ;)
18 And I will persecute them with the 3 By the hand of Elasah the son of Sha-sword, with the famine, and with the pesphan, and Gemariah the son of Hilkiah, i tilence, and will deliver them to be re(whom Zedekiah king of Judah sent unto moved to all the kingdoms of the earth, Babylon to Nebuchadnezzar king of Bab- to be a curse, and an astonishment, and ylon) saying,
an hissing, and a reproach, among all the 4 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God nations whither I have driven them: of Israel, unto all that are carried away 19 Because they have not hearkened to captives, whom I have caused to be car- my words, saith the LORD, which I sent ried away from Jerusalem unto Babylon ; unto them by my servants the prophets,
5 Build ye houses, and dwellin them; and rising up early and sending them ; but ye plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them ; would not hear, saith the LORD.
6 Take ye wives, and beget sons and 20 Hear ye therefore the word of the daughters; and take wives for your sons, Lord, all ye of the captivity, whom I and give your daughters to husbands, have sent from Jerusalem to Babylon : that they may bear sons and daughters , 21 Thus saith the LORD of hests, the that ye may be increased there, and not God of Israel, óf Ahab the son of Kolaidiminished.
ah, and of Zedekiah the son of Maasei7 And seek the peace of the city whith-ah, which prophesy a lie unto you in my er I have caused you to be carried a. naine; Behold, I will deliver them into way captives, and pray unto the Lord the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye Babylon; and he shall slay them before
our eves ; 8 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, 22 And of them shall be taken up a the God of Israel; Let not your prophets curse by all the captivity of Judah which and your diviners, that be in the midst of ure in Babylon, saying, The Lord make you, deceive you, neither hearken to your chee like Zerlekiah and like Ahab, whom dreams which ye cause to be creamed. the king of Babylon roasted in the bre:
9 For they prophesy falsely unto you 23 Because they have committed villany in my name: I have not sent them, saith in Israel, and have committed adultery the Lord.
with their neighbour's wives, and have 10 f For thus saith the LORD, That spoken lying words in my name, which I after seventy years be accomplished at have not commanded them ; even I know, Babylon I will visit you, and perform my and am a witness, saith the LORD. good word toward you, in causing you to 24 | Thus shalt thou also speak to return to this place.
Shemaiah the Nehelamite, saying,