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Hos. 2. 19,

20.

h Rom. 11.

5.



i ch. 23. 4.

Ezek. 34.23.
Ephes. 4. 11.
k Acts 20.
28.



I Isai. 65.17.
t Hcb.
come vpon
the heart.

II Or, it Jo
maenif,ed.



m Isai. 60.
9.



n ch. 11. 8.
11 Or, stub-
bomneas.

o See
Isai. 11. 13.
Ezek. 37.16,
—22.

Hos. 1. 11.
II Or, to.
p ver. 12.
Oh. 31. 8.
q Amos 9.
15.

II Or, caiLsed
1/ourfatkers
to possess.

rPs.106.24.
Ezek. 20. 6.
Dan. 8. 9. Ic
11.16,41,
45.

f Heb.
land of de-
sire.
f Heb.
a heritage
of glory, or,
beauti/.
s Isai. 63.
16.

t Heb.
from after
me.
t Heb.
friend.
t Isai. 48. 8.
ch. 5. 11.
u Isai. 15. 2.



X ver. 14.
Hos. 14. 1.
y Hos. 6. 1.
tL 14. 4.



7. Ps. 121. 1.



a Ps. 3. 8.



The promises of the gospel, Sfc.

12 H Go and proclaim these words toward
''the north, and say, Return, thou back-
sliding Israel, saith the Lord ; and I will
not cause mine anger to fall upon you : for
I am ''merciful, saith the Lord, and I will
not keep anger for ever.

13 "Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that
thou hast transgressed against the Lord thy
God, and hast '' scattered thy ways to the
"strangers ''under every green tree, and ye
have not obeyed my voice, saith the Lord.

14 Turn, O backsliding children, saith
the Lord ; e for I am married unto you :
and I will take you '• one of a city, and two
of a family, and I will bring you to Zion :

15 And I will give you 'pastors accord-
ing to mine heart, which shall •'feed you
with knowledge and understanding.

16 And it shall come to pass, when ye
be multiplied and increased in the land, in
those days, saith the Lord, they shall say
no more. The ark of the covenant of the
Lord : 'neither shall it f come to mind :
neither shall they remember it; neither
shall they visit it ; neither shall || that be
done any more.

17 At that time they shall call Jerusalem
the throne of the Lord ; and all the nations
shall be gathered unto it, ""to the name of
the Lord, to Jerusalem: neither shall they
" walk any more after the || imagination of
their evil heart.

18 In those days "the house of Judah shall
walk II with the house of Israel, and they
shall come together out of the land of p the
north to ithe land that I have || given for an
inheritance unto your fathers.

19 But I said. How shall I put thee among
the children, and give thee 'a f pleasant
land, t a goodly heritage of the hosts of
nations ? and I said. Thou shalt call me,
= My father ; and shalt not turn away t from
me.

20 TI Surely as a wife treacherously de-
parteth from her t husband, so * have ye
dealt treacherously with me, O house of
Israel, saith the Lord.

21 A voice was heard upon "the high
places, weeping and suppUcations of the
children of Israel : for they have perverted
their way, and they have forgotten the Lord
their God.

22 '^ Return, ye backsliding children, and
yl will heal your backshdings. Behold, we
come unto thee; for thou art the Lord
our God.

23 ^ Truly in vain is salvation hoped for
from the hills, and from the multitude of
mountains: "truly m the Lord our God
is the salvation of Israel.

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God calteth Israel by his promise.

24 '•For shame hath devoured the la-
bour of our fathers from our youth ; their
flocks and their herds, their sons and their
daughters.

25 We he down in our shame, and our
confusion covereth us : " for we have sinned
against the Lord our God, we and our
fathers, from our youth even unto this day,
and "^have not obeyed the voice of the
Lord our God.

CHAP. IV.

1 God calleth Israel by his promise. 3 He exhortetk
Judah to repentance by fearful judgments. 19 ^
grievous lamentation for the miseries of Judah.

IF thou wilt return, O Israel, saith the
Lord, " return unto me : and if thou
tvilt put away thine abominations out of
"ny sight, then shalt thou not remove.

2 ^ And thou shalt swear, The Lord liveth,

* in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness;

* and the nations shall bless themselves in
him, and in him shall they * glory.

3 IF For thus saith the Lord to the men
of Judah and Jerusalem, ''Break up your
fallow ground, and ssow not among thorns.

4 ''Circumcise yourselves to the Lord,
and take away the foreskins of your heart,
ye men of Judah and inhabitants of Jeru-
salem ; lest my fury come forth like fire, and
burn that none can quench it, because of the
evil of your doings.

5 Declare ye in Judah, and publish in
Jerusalem ; and say, Blow ye the trumpet
in the land : cry, gather together, and say,
'Assemble yourselves, and let us go into the
defenced cities.

6 Set up the standard toward Zion : || re-
tire, stay not: for I will bring evil from the
''north, and a great t destruction.

7 ' The lion is come up from his thicket,
and "the destroyer of the Gentiles is on his
way; he is gone forth from his place °to
make thy land desolate ; and thy cities shall
be laid waste, without an inhabitant.

8 For this "gird you with sackcloth, la-
ment and howl : for the fierce anger of the
Lord is not turned back from us.

9 And it shall come to pass at that day,
saith the Lord, that the heart of the king
shall perish, and the heart of the princes ;
and the priests shall be astonished, and the
prophets shall wonder.

10 Then said I, Ah, Lord God ! p surely
thou hast greatly deceived this people and
Jerusalem, i saying. Ye shall have peace ;
whereas the sword reacheth unto the soul.

11 At that time shall it be said to this
people and to Jerusaleiji, 'A dry wind of
the high places in the wilderness toward



CHAP. IV.



Before


Before


CHRIST


CHRIST


about 612.

b ch. 11. 13.
Hob. 9. 10.


about 612.


a fuller




wind than




those.




a ch. 1. IS.




t Heb.




utter judg-


c EzraD. 7.


ments.




t Isai. 5. 28.




u Deut. 28.




49.


d ch. 22. 21.


Lam. 4. 19.
Hos. 8. 1.




Hub. 1. 8.




Isai. 1. 16.




Jam. 4. 8.




y ch. 8. 18.


a cl.. 3. 1.22.




Joel2.l4.






zch. 5.15.


b Deut 10.
20.


a 2 Kings
25. 1, 4.


iBai. 45. 23.




& 05. 10.




See ch. 5. 2.




Zech. 8. 8.




c Isai. 48. 1.




d Gen. 22.


bPs. 107.17.


Ps'. 72. 17.
Gal. 3. 8.


Isai. 5(1. 1.
ch. 2. 17. 19.


e Isai. 45.




25.




1 Cor. 1. 31.




fHoa. 10.




12.




e Matt 13.




7, 22.


c Isai. 15. 5.


h Deut. 10.


&. 16. 11. Sc.


16. & 30. 6.


21. 3. & 22.


ch. 9. 21).


^,- „ ,


Col. 2. 11.


ch. 9. 1, 10.


Rom. 2. 28.


Sec




Luke 19. 42.




Heb.




tlie walls of




my heart.




A Ps. 42. 7.




Ezek. 7. 26.




e ch. 10. 20.


i ch. 8. 14.




II Or,




atretigifien.




k ch. I. 13,
4, 15. & 6.


f Rom. 16.
19.


, 22.




Heb.

breaking.






1 2 Kings




24. 1.




ch. 5. 6.
Dan. 7. 4.


5M.24.


m ch. 25. 9.


n Isai. 1. 7.


h Gen. a. 2.


ch. 2. 15.




e Isai. 22.

12.

ch.0.26.


i Isai. 5. 25.


Ezek. 38.20.




kZcpb.1.3.


p Ezek. 14.




9.




2 ThcBS. 2.


1 ch. 5. 10,


11.


18. & 30. il.


q ch. 5. 12.
i 14. 13.


b. 46. 28.






m Hos. 4. 3.




n Isai. .5. 30.




Sl 50. 3.


r ch. 51. 1.


a Numb. 23.


Ezek. 17. 10.


>?• - ,.


Has. 13. 15.


ch. 7. 16.



He exhortetk Judah to repentance.

the daughter of my people, not to fan, nor
to cleanse,

12 Even || a full wind from those places
shall come unto me : now also '•will I fgive
sentence against them.

13 Behold, he shall come up as clouds,
and ' his chariots shall be as a whirlwind :
"his horses are swifter than eagles. Wo
unto us ! for we are spoiled.

14 O Jerusalem, * wash thine heart from
wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How
long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within
thee?

15 For a voice declareth yfrom Dan, and
publisheth afiliction from mount Ephraim.

16 Make ye mention to the nations ; be-
hold, publish against Jerusalem, that watchers
come ^from a far country, and give out their
voice against the cities of Judah. '

17 *As keepers of a field, are they against
her round about ; because she hath been
rebellious against me, saith the Lord.

18 •' Thy way and thy doings have pro-
cured these things unto thee ; this is thy
wickedness, because it is bitter, because it
reacheth unto thine heart.

19 IT My "bowels, my bowels ! I am pained
at t my very heart ; my heart maketh a noise
in me ; I cannot hold my peace, because
thou hast heard, O my soul, the sound of the
trumpet, the alarm of war.

20 ''Destruction upon destruction is cried;
for the whole land is spoiled : suddenly are
my tents spoiled, and my curtains in a mo-
ment.

21 How long shall I see the standard, and
hear the sound of the trumpet ?

22 For my people is foolish, they have
not known me ; they are sottish children,
and they have none understanding : ^ they
are wise to do evil, but to do good they
have no knowledge.

23 si beheld the earth, and lo, it was
^ without form, and void ; and the heavens,
and they had no light.

24 ' I beheld the mountains, and lo, they
trembled, and all the hills moved lightly.

25 I beheld, and lo, there was no man,
and ''all the birds of the heavens were fled.

26 I beheld, and lo, the fruitful place
was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof
were broken down at the presence of the
Lord, and by his fierce anger.

27 For thus hath the Lord said, The
whole land shall be desolate; 'yet will I not
make a full end.

28 For this •"shall the earth mourn, and
"the heavens above be black: because I have
spoken it, I have purposed it, and "will not
repent, neither will I turn back from it.

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GocPs judgments upon the Jews,

29 The whole city shall flee for the noise
of the horsemen and bowmen ; they shall
go into thickets, and climb up upon the
rocks : every city shall he forsaken, and not
a man dwell therein.

30 And when thou art spoiled, what wilt
thou do ? Though thou clothest thyself with
crimson, though thou deckest thee with orna-
ments of gold, P though thou rentest thy t face
with painting, in vain shalt thou make thyself
fair: i/Ay lovers will despise thee, they will
seek thy life.

31 For I have heard a voice as of a woman
in travail, and the anguish as of her that
bringeth forth her first child; the voice of
the daughter of Zion, that bewaileth her-
self, that ""spreadeth her hands, saying, Wo
is me now ! for my soul is wearied because
of murderers.

CHAP. V.

1 The judgments of God upon the Jews, for their per-
verseness, 7 for their adultery, 10 for their impiety,
19 for their contempt of God, 25 and for their great
corruption in the civil state, 30 and ecclesiastical.

EUN ye to and fro through the streets
of Jerusalem, and see now, and know,
and seek in the broad places thereof, ''if ye
can find a man, ''if there be any that exe-
cuteth judgment, that seeketh the truth;
■^and I will pardon it.

2 And ''though they say, *The Lord liv-
eth ; surely they •" swear falsely.

3 O Lord, are not s thine eyes upon the
truth? thou hast ''stricken them, but they
have not grieved; thou hast consumed them,
but 'they have refused to receive correction:
they have made their faces harder than a rock ;
they have refused to return.

4 Therefore I said. Surely these are poor ;
they are foolish : for ''they know not the way
of the Lord, nor the judgment of their
God.

5 I will get me unto the great men, and
will speak unto them ; for ' they have known
the way of the Lord, and the judgment of
their God : but these have altogether ""bro-
ken the yoke, and burst the bonds.

6 Wherefore "a lion out of the forest shall
slay them, <>and a wolf of the || evenings shall
spoil them, p a leopard shall watch over their
cities : every one that goeth out thence shall
be torn in pieces : because their transgres-
sions are many, and their backslidings t are
increased.

. 7 IT How shall I pardon thee for this ? thy
children have forsaken me, and i sworn by
them ' that are no gods : = when I had fed
them to the full, they then committed
adultery, and assembled themselves by troops
in the harlots' houses.



JEREMIAH.



Before
CHRIST

about 612.



S2 Kings
.30.
Ezek.23.40.
t Heb.
eves.

q ch. 22. 20,
22.

Lam. 1. 2,
19.



r I»ai. 1. 15.
Lam. L 17.



a Ezok. 22

30.

b Gon. 18.

23, &c.

Ps. 12. 1.



c Gen. 18.

26.

d Tit I. 16.

e ch. 4. 2.

fch. 7.9.

e 2 Chron.
16. 9.

h Isai. 1. 5.
i, 9. 13.
ch.2.30.

i ch. 7. 28.
Zeph. 3. 2,



n ch. 4. 7.

o Ps. 104.

20.

Hab. 1. 8.

Zeph. 3. 3,

11 Or,

d£SCrtB,

p Hoe. 13. 7.



T Heb.
are strong.



q Josh. 33.

Zeph. 1. 5.

r Deut. 33.

21.

Gal. 4. 8.

B Deut. 32.

15.



Ilefore
CHKIST

about 612.



t Ezok. 22.

11.

u ch. 13. 27.

X ver. 29.
ch. 9. 9.

Y ch. 44. 22



a ch. 4. 27.
ver. 18.



b ch. 3. 90.



c 2 Chron.

36. 16.

ch.4. 10.

d Isai. 28.

15.

e ch. 14. 13.



e DcuL 28.

49.

Isai. 5. 26.

ch. 1. 15.

& 6. 22.

h Isai. 39 3.

ch. 4. 16.



i Lev. 26. 16.
Deut. 28. 31,
33.



I Deut. 29.
24, «LC.
1 Kings 9.
8, 9.

oh. 13. 22.
& 16. 10.
m ch. 2. 13.



n Deut S
48.



o [sai. 6. 9.
Ezek. 12. 2.
Matt. 13. 14.
John 12. 40.
Acts 28. 26.
Rom. 11. 8.
t Heb.
heart.
Hob. 7. 11.
p Rev. 15. 4.

a Job 26. 10.
b. 38. 10, 11.
Ps. 104. 9.
Prov. 8. 29.



for their perverseness and impiety.

8 'They were as fed horses in the morn-
ing : every one " neighed after his neighbour's
wife.

9 ^ Shall I not visit for these things? saith
the Lord: ^and shall not my soul be
avenged on such a nation as this /

10 II^Go ye up upon her walls, and
destroy; *but make not a full end: take
away her battlements ; for they are not the
Lord's.

11 For ''the house of Israel and the house
of Judah have dealt very treacherously against
me, saith the Lord.

12 "They have belied the Lord, and said,
^It is not he; neither shall evil come upon
us ; ''neither shall we see sword nor famine :

13 And the prophets shall become wind,
and the word is not in them: thus shall it
be done unto them.

14 Wherefore thus saith the Lord God
of hosts, Because ye speak this word, ''be-
hold, I will make my words in thy mouth
fire, and this people wood', and it shall de-
vour them.

15 Lo, I will bring a e nation upon you
''from far, O house of Israel, saith the
Lord : it is a mighty nation, it is an ancient
nation, a nation whose language thou know-
est not, neither understandest what they say.

16 Their quiver is as an open sepulchre,
they are all mighty men.

17 And they shall eat up thine ' harvest,
and thy bread, which thy sons and thy
daughters should eat: they shall eat up thy
flocks and thine herds: they shall eat up thy
vines and thy fig-trees : they shall impover-
ish thy fenced cities, wherein thou trustedst,
with the sword.

18 Nevertheless, in those days, saith the
Lord, I ''will not make a full end with
you.

19 IT And it shall come to pass, when ye
shall say, 'Wherefore doeth the Lord our
God all these things unto us? then shalt
thou answer them. Like as ye have "> for-
saken me, and served strange gods in your
land, so "shall ye serve strangers in a land
that is not yours.

20 Declare this in the house of Jacob,
and publish it in Judah, saying,

21 Hear now this, O "fooHsh people, and
without t understanding ; which have eyes,
and see not; which have ears, and hear not:

22 P Fear ye not me ? saith the Lord :
will ye not tremble at my presence, which
have placed the sand /or the i bound of the
sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot
pass it : and though the waves thereof toss
themselves, yet can they not prevail ; though
they roar, yet can they not pass over it?

636



The propheth lamenteth

23 But this people hath a revolting and a
rebellious heart; they are revolted and gone.

24 Neither say they in their heart, Let us
now fear the Lord our God, 'that giveth
rain, both the "former and the latter, in his
season: *he reserveth unto us the appointed
weeks of the harvest.

25 IT "Your iniquities have turned away these
things, and your sins have withholden good
things from you.

26 For among my people are found wicked
men: || they ^lay wait, as he that setteth
snares ; they set a trap, they catch men.

27 As a II cage is full of birds, so are their
houses full of deceit : therefore they are be-
come great, and waxen rich.

28 They are waxen y fat, they shine : yea,
they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they
judge not ^the cause, the cause of the father-
less, *yet they prosper ; and the right of the
needy do they not judge.

29 ^ Shall I not visit for these things ? saith
the Lord : shall not my soul be avenged on
such a nation as this?

30 IT II A wonderful and <= horrible thing is
committed in the land ;

31 The prophets prophesy "^falsely, and
the priests || bear rule by their means ; and
my people *love to have it so : and what
will ye do in the end thereof ?

CHAP. VL

1 The enemies sent against Judah, 4 encourage them-
selves. 6 God setteth them on work because of their
sins. 9 The prophet lamenteth the judgments of God
because of their sins. 18 He proclaimeth God's wrath.
26 He calleth the people to mourn for the judgment
on their sins.

OYE children of Benjamin, gather your-
selves to flee out of the midst of Jeru-
salem, and blow the trumpet in Tekoa, and
set up a sign of fire in "Beth-haccerem: '•for
evil appeareth out of the north, and great
destruction.

2 I have likened the daughter of Zion to
a II comely and delicate woman.

3 The shepherds with their flocks shall
come unto her; «they shall pitch their tents
against her round about; they shall feed
every one in his place.

4 "^Prepare ye war against her; arise, and
let us go up «at noon. Wo unto us ! for the
day goeth away, for the shadows of the even-
ing are stretched out.

5 Arise, and let us go by night, and let us
destroy her palaces.

6 IT For thus hath the Lord of hosts said,
Hew ye down trees, and || cast a mount
against Jerusalem : this is the city to be
visited ; she is wholly oppression in the midst
of her.



CHAP. VI.



Before


Before


CHRIST


CHRIST


about 612.


about 612.
f laai. 57.






20.




fo!",,''"-


r Ps. 147. 8.


ch. 14. 22.


ch. 20. 8.


Matt. 5. 45.


Ezck. 7. 11.


Acta 14. 17.


23.


a Deut. 11.


Ii Ezok. 23.


Joel 2. 23.


u* i\ ta


t Gen. 8.22.


Hos. 9. 12.

t Ileb.

be loosed, or




u ch. 3. 3.


disjointed.


II Or,




tkej/ prj/ as




fowlers lie




in wait.




X Prov. 1.




11. 17, 18.


i ch. 7. 26.


Hab. 1. 15.


Acts 7. 61.


11 Or, coop.


See Exod.
6 12.




k ch. 20. 8.


Y Deut. 32.




7. Isai. I. 23.


1 ch. 20. 9.


Zech. 7. 10.




a Job 12. 6.


m ch. 9. 21.


Ps. TJ. 12.




ch. 12. 1.




b ver. 9.




Mai. 3. 5.




II Or, .


n Deut. 28.


jistonish'


30.


mettt and


ch. 8. 10.


jilthiness.




c ch. 23. 14.




Hoj. 6. 10.




d ch. 14. 14.




& 23. 25, 26.




Ezek. 13. 6.




II Or,




take into




their hands.




e Mic. 2. 11.






Isai. 56.




11.




ch. B. 10. b.




14. 18. & 23.




1.




Mic. 3. 5,




11.




p ch.B. 11.
Ezek. 13.






0.




tHeb.




bruise, or.




breach.




ch. 4. 10.
& 14. 13. &


about 612.




23. 17.




r ch. 3. 3.




&8. 12.


a Neh. 3.




14.




b ch. 1. 14




&4.6.






B Isai. 8. 20.




ch. 18. 15.


dwclline at


Mai. 4. 4.


Luke 16. 29.


home.


t Matt U.




29.


c I Kings




25. 1, 4.




ch. 4. 17.


u Isai. 21.




11. & 58. 1.




ch. 25. 4.




Ezek. 3. 17.


d ch. 51. 27.


Hab. 2. 1.


Joel 3. 9.




ch. 15. a.






I Isai. 1. 2.




y Prov. 1.




31.


.. /-I •


z Ps. 40. 6.


II Or,

pour out the


& 50. 7, 8, 9.
Isai. 1. 11.


engine of


& 66. 3,


shot.


Amos 5. 31.




Mic. 6. 6,




&c.




a Isai. 60, 6.
b ch 7 2i





the judgments of God.

7 *■ As a fountain casteth out her waters, so
she casteth out her wickedness: e violence
and spoil is heard in her ; before me con-
tinually is grief and wounds.

8 Be thou instructed, O Jerusalem, lest
''my soul t depart from thee; lest I make
thee desolate, a land not inhabited.

9 •IF Thus saith the Lord of hosts, They
shall thoroughly glean the remnant of Israel
as a vine : turn back thine hand as a grape-
gatherer into the baskets.

10 To whom shall I speak, and give
warning, that they may hear? Behold,
their ' ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot
hearken : behold, ''the word of the Lord is
unto them a reproach; they have no delight
in it.

11 Therefore I am full of the fury of the ,
Lord ; 'I am weary with holding in : I
will pour it out ™upon the children abroad,
and upon the assembly of young men to-
gether : for even the husband with the wife
shall be taken, the aged with him that is full
of days.

12 And "their houses shall be turned
unto others, with their fields and wives
together : for I will stretch out my hand
upon the inhabitants of the land, saith the
Lord.

13 For from the least of them even unto
the greatest of them every one is given to
"covetousness; and from the prophet even
unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.

14 They have p healed also the f hurt of
the daughter of my people slightly, i saying,
Peace, peace ; when there is no peace.

15 Were they 'ashamed when they had
committed abomination ? nay, they were not
at all ashamed, neither could they blush ;
therefore they shall fall among them that
fall : at the time that I visit them they shall
be cast down, saith the Lord.

16 Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the
ways, and see, and ask for the ' old paths,
where is the good way, and walk therein,
and ye shall find ' rest for your souls. But
they said, We will not walk therein.

17 Also I set "watchmen over you, saying,
Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But
they said. We will not hearken.

18 H Therefore hear, ye nations, and know,
O congregation, what is among them.

19 ^Hear, O earth: Behold, I will bring
evil upon this people, even ^the fruit of
their thoughts, because they have not
hearkened unto my words, nor to my law,
but rejected it.

20 ^To what purpose cometh
me incense ^from Sheba, and
cane from a far country? "your burnt-offer-

637



there to
the sweet



Before
CHRIST

about 612.



c ch. 1. 15.
& 5. 15. &
)0. 29. & 50.
41, 42, 43.



e ch. 4. 31.
&13.21.&
49. 24. Sl 50.
43.



f ch.4.8.

e ch. 25. 34.
Mic. 1. 10.

h Zech. 12.
10.



i ch. 1. 18.
Sl 15. 20.



k ch. 5. 23.
I ch. 9. 4.
m Ezck. 22.

IB.



n Isai. 1. !S.
II Or,

refuse sil-
ver.



CHAP. VII.

1 Jeremiah is sent to call for true repentance, to prevent
the Jews' captivity. 8 He rejecteth their vain confi-
dence, 12 by the example of Shiloh. 17 He threateneth
them for their idolatry. 21 He rejecteth the sacrifices
of the disobedient. 29 He exhorteth to mourn for their
abominations in Tophet, 32 and the judgments for
the same.

THE word that came to Jeremiah from
the Lord, saying,

2 ^ Stand in the gate of the Lord's house,
and proclaim there this word, and say,
Hear the word of the Lord, all ye of
Judah, that enter in at these gates to wor-
ship the Lord.

3 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God
of Israel, '•Amend your ways and your
doings, and I will cause you to dwell in
this place.

4 "Trust ye not in lying words, saying.
The temple of the Lord, The temple of



about GOO.



a ch. 26. 2.



Before
CHRIST

about COO.



The prophet proclaimeth God's wrath. JEREMIAH.

ings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices
sweet unto me.

21 Therefore thus saith the Lord, Be-
hold, I will lay stumbling-blocks before this
people, and the fathers and the sons together
shall fall upon them ; the neighbour and his
friend shall perish.

22 Thus saith the Lord, Behold, a people
cometh from the "= north country, and a great
nation shall be raised from the sides of the
earth.

23 They shall lay hold on bow and spear ;
they are cruel, and have no mercy ; their
voice ^ roareth like the sea ; and they ride
upon horses, set in array as men for war
against thee, O daughter of Zion.

24 We have heard the fame thereof: our
hands wax feeble : « anguish hath taken hold
of us, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

25 Go not forth into the field, nor walk
by the way ; for the sword of the enemy and
fear is on every side.

26 IT O daughter of my people, '"gird thee
with sackcloth, e and wallow thyself in ashes :
'' make thee mourning, as for an only son,
most bitter lamentation : for the spoiler shall
suddenly come upon us.

27 I have set thee for a tower and ' a
fortress among my people, that thou mayest
know and try their way.



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