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28 ''They are all grievous revolters, 'walk-
ing with slanders : they are "■ brass and iron ;
they are all corrupters.

29 The bellows are burned, the lead is
consumed of the fire ; the founder melteth
in vain : for the wicked are not plucked

30 " II Reprobate silver shall men call them,
because the Lord hath rejected them.

b ch. 18. 11.
& 26. 13.

c Mic. 3. U.

e Deut. 6.
14, 15. & 8.
19. & 11. 28.
ch. 13. 10.
f Deut. 4.

g ch. 3. 18.

h Ter. 4.
i ch. 5. 31.
k. 14. 13, 14.

k 1 Kings
18. 21.
Hob. 4. 1, 2.
Zeph. 1. 5.

1 Ezod. 20.


ver. 0.

m Ezek. 23.

t Heb.
•my vame is
n ver. 11.
14, 30.
ch. 32. 34.
& 34. 15.
o Isai. 56. 7.
p Itlatt 21.

Mark. 11.
Luke 19. 46.

d Josh. 18.


Judg. 18. 31.

r DeuU 12.


8 1 Sam. 4.

10, II.

Ps. 78. CO.

ch. 20. 6.

f 2 Chron.
30. 15.
ver. 25.
ch. 11.7.
u Prov. 1.

Isai. 65. 12.
& 66. 4.

X 1 Sam. 4.
10, 11.
Pg. 78. 60.
ch. 28. 6.

y 2 Kings
17. 23.

a Eioil. 32.


ch. 11. 14.

4; 14. 11.

b ch. 15. 1.

c ch. 44. 17,


frame, or,
ship of
d ch. 19. 13.

e Deut. 32.
16, 21.

The Jews called to repentance.

the Lord, The temple of the Lord, are


5 For if ye thoroughly amend your ways
and your doings ; if ye thoroughly ^ execute
judgment between a man and his neighbour;

6 If je oppress not the stranger, the
fatherless, and the widow, and shed not
innocent blood in this place, ^neither walk
after other gods to your hurt ;

7 ''Then will I cause you to dwell in this
place, in ethe land that I gave to your
fathers, for ever and ever.

8 II Behold, ''ye trust in 'lying words,
that cannot profit.

9 ''Will ye steal, murder, and commit
adultery, and swear falsely, and burn in-
cense unto Baal, and 'walk after other gods
whom ye know not ;

10 ""And come and stand before me in
this house, f "which is called by my name,
and say. We are delivered to do all these
abominations ?

11 Is "this house, which is called by my
name, become a p den of robbers in your
eyes ? Behold, even I have seen it, saith the

12 But go ye now unto imy place which
was in Shiloh, ■■ where I set my name at the
first, and see ^what I did to it for the wick •
edness of my people Israel.

13 And now, because ye have done al
these works, saith the Lord, and I spake
unto you, * rising up early and speaking, but
ye heard not; and I "called you, but ye
answered not ;

14 Therefore will I do unto this house,
which is called by my name, wherein ye
trust, and unto the place which I gave to
you and to your fathers, as I have done to

15 And I will cast you out of my sight,
y as I have cast out all your brethren, ^ even
the whole seed of Ephraim.

16 Therefore ''pray not thou for this
people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for
them, neither make intercession to me : ^ for

I will not hear thee.

17 U Seest thou not what they do in the
cities of Judah and in the streets of Jeru-
salem ?

18 "The children gather wood, and the
fathers kindle the fire, and the women
knead their dough, to make cakes to the

II queen of heaven, and to '' pour out drink-
ofierings unto other gods, that they may
provoke me to anger.

19 «Do they provoke me to anger? saith
the Lord : do they not provoke themselves to
the confusion of their own faces ?

20 Therefore thus saith the Lord God;


The sacrifices of the disobedient rejected. CHAP. VIII.

Behold, mine anger and my fury shall be
poured out upon this place, upon man, and
upon beast, and upon the trees of the field,
and upon the fruit of the ground; and it
shall burn, and shall not be quenched.

21 II Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the
God of Israel; ''Put your burnt-offerings
unto your sacrifices, and eat flesh.

22 B For I spake not unto your fathers,
nor commanded them in the day that I
brought them out of the land of Egypt,
t concerning burnt-offerings or sacrifices :

23 But this thing commanded I them,
saying, ''Obey my voice, and 'I will be
your God, and ye shall be my people : and
walk ye in all the ways that I have com-
manded you, that it may be well unto you.

24 ^ But they hearkened not, nor inclined
their ear, but 'walked in the counsels and in
the II imagination of their evil heart, and
f^went backward, and not forward.

25 Since the day that your fathers came
forth out of the land of Egypt unto this
day, I have even "sent unto you all my
servants the prophets, " daily rising up early
and sending them :

26 p Yet they hearkened not unto me, nor
inclined their ear, but i hardened their neck:
■^they did worse than their fathers.

27 Therefore ^ thou shalt speak all these
words unto them ; but they will not hearken
to thee : thou shalt also call unto them; but
they will not answer thee.

28 But thou shalt say unto them. This
is a nation that obeyeth not the voice of
the Lord their God, ^nor receiveth |1 cor-
rection : " truth is perished, and is cut off
from their mouth.

29 IF * Cut off thine hair, O Jerusalem,
and cast it away, and take up a lamenta-
tion on high places ; for the Lord hath
rejected and forsaken the generation of his

30 For the children of Judah have done
evil in my sight, saith the Lord : y they
have set their abominations in the house
which is called by my name, to pollute it.

31 And they have built the ^high places
of Tophet, which is in the valley of the son
of Hinnom, to *burn their sons and their
daughters in the fire; ''which I commanded
thern not, neither f came it into my heart.

32 IT Therefore, behold, "the days come,
saith the Lord, that it shall no more be
called Tophet, nor The valley of the son of
Hinnom, but The valley of Slaughter : ^ for
they shall bury in Tophet, till there be no

33 And the *= carcasses of this people shall
be meat for the fowls of the heaven, and





about (iOO.

about 699.

flsni. 24. 7,


r.h. 16. 9. &

25. 16. Ic 33.


Hos. 2. 11.

Rev. 18. 23.

r Uai. 1. 11.

g Lev. 20.


Amos 5. 21.




Hos. a 13.

c 1 Sam. IS.

Ps! 51. 16,


IIos. 6. 6.

t Hob. .


tke matter


h Exod. 15.


Doul. 6. 3.

ch. 11. 4, 7.

i Eiod. 19.


Lev. 26. 12.

k Ps. 81. 11.

ch. 11.8.

1 Deut 29.


Pa. 81. 12.

II Or,



t Heb.


m ch. 2. 27.

& 32. 33.

Ho9. 4. 16.

n 2 Chron.

36. 15.

ch. 25. 4. li

29. 19.

o ver. 13.

a 2 Kings


p ver. 24.

Ezek. 8. 16.

ch. 11. 8. &

b ch. 22. 19.

17. 23.4; 25.
3, 4.

c 2 Kings 9.

ch'. 19. 15.

^•*s: 83. 19.

ch. 9. 22. Ik
16. 4.

d Job 3. 21,
22. i 7. 15,

r cli. 16. 12.
■ Ezok. 2. 7.


Rev. 9. 6.

t ch. 5. 3. &

32. 33.

IJ Or,


u cJi. 9. 3.

X Job 1. 29.

Isai. 15. 2.


ch. 16. 6.

& 48. 37.

f ch. 9. 6.

Mic. J. 16.

g ch. 5. 3.

h 2 Pet. 3.


7 2 Kings

2 Chron. 33.
4 5 7

ilsai. 1. 3.

ch. 23. 11. &

32. 34.

k Cant. 2.

Ezek. 7. 29.


& 8. 5, 6,


Dan. 9. 27.

7. 2 Kings

1 cb. 5. 4, 5.

23. 10.

ch. ID. 5. jc


a Ps. 198.38.

m Rom. 2.



Deut. 17. 3.

t Heb.

II Or,

came it upon

the false pen



c ch. 19. 6.


Isai. 19. i.

n ch. 6. 15.

d 2 Kings
23. 19.
ch. 19. 11.

li Or,

Have they
been asham-

the iBisdom

Ezek. 6. 5.


e Deut. 28.



o Deut. 28.

Ps. 79. 2.


ch. 13. 9. &

ch. 6. 12.

16. 4. &. 34.

■ Amos 5. n.


Zeph. 1. 13.

The calamity of the Jews.

for the beasts of the earth ; and none shall
fray them away.

34 Then will I cause to '"cease from the
cities of Judah, and from the streets of Je-
rusalem, the voice of mirth, and the voice
of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom,
and the voice of the bride : for e the land
shall be desolate.


I The cala7nity of the Jews, hoth dead and alive. 4 He
upbraideth their foolish and shameless impenitency.
13 He sheweth their grievous judgment, 18 and
bewaileth their desperate estate.

AT that time, saith the Lord, they shall
bring out the bones of the kings of
Judah, and the bones of his princes, and the
bones of the priests, and the bones of the
prophets, and the bones of the inhabitants
of Jerusalem, out of their graves :

2 And they shall spread them before the
sun, and the moon, and all the host of
heaven, whom they have loved, and whom
they have served, and after whom they have
walked, and whom they have sought, and
■" whom they have worshipped : they shall
not be gathered, •> nor be buried ; they shall
be for = dung upon the face of the earth.

3 And "^ death shall be chosen rather than
life by all the residue of them that remain
of this evil family, which remain in all the
places whither I have driven them, saith the
Lord of hosts.

4 IT Moreover, thou shalt say unto them,
Thus saith the Lord ; Shall they fall, and
not arise ? shall he turn away, and not re-
turn ?

5 Why then is this people of Jerusalem
^ slidden back by a perpetual backshding ?
•"they hold fast deceit, ethey refuse to return.

6 '' I hearkened and heard, hut they spake
not aright : no man repented him of his
wickedness, saying, What have I done ?
every one turned to his course, as the horse
rusheth into the battle.

7 Yea, ' the stork in the heaven knoweth
her appointed times ; and •'the turtle, and
the crane, and the swallow, observe the time
of their coming ; but ' my people know not
the judgment of the Lord.

8 How do ye say. We are wise, "■ and the
law of the Lord is with us ? Lo, certainly

II in vain made he it ; the pen of the scribes
is in vain.

9 ° II The wise men are ashamed, they are
dismayed and taken : lo, they have rejected
the word of the Lord; and fwhat wisdom
is in them ?

10 Therefore ° will I give their wives unto
others, and their fields to them that shall


Jeremiah deriounccth grievous judgment.

inherit them: for every one from the least
even unto the greatest is given to p covet-
ousness, from the prophet even unto the
priest every one dealeth falsely.

11 For they have i healed the hurt of the
daughter of my people slightly, saying,
'Peace, peace ; when there is no peace.

12 Were they ^ashamed when they had
committed" abomination ? nay, they were
not at all ashamed, neither could they blush :
therefore shall they fall among them that
fall : in the time of their visitation they shall
be cast down, saith the Lord.

13 H II I will surely consume them, saith
the Lord : there shall be no grapes ' on the
vine, nor figs on the " fig-tree, and the leaf
shall fade ; and the things that I have given
them shall pass away from them.

14 Why do we sit still ? "" assemble your-
selves, and let us enter into the defenced
cities, and let us be silent there: for the
Lord our God hath put us to silence, and
given us y water of || gall to drink, because
we have sinned against the Lord.

15 We ^looked for peace, but no good
came ; and for a time of health, and behold,
trouble !

16 The snorting of his horses was heard
from *Dan; the whole land trembled at
the sound of the neighing of his •'strong
ones : for they are come, and have devoured
the land, and fall that is in it; the city,
and those that dwell therein.

17 For behold, I will send serpents,
cockatrices, among you, which will not he
" charmed, and they shall bite you, saith the

18 H When I would comfort myself against
sorrow, my heart is faint fin me.

19 Behold the voice of the cry of the
daughter of my people t because of them that
dwell in "^a far country: Is not the Lord
in Zion? is not her king in her? Why
have they « provoked me to anger with their
graven images, and with strange vanities ?

20 The harvest is past, the summer is
ended, and we are not saved.

21 ^For the hurt of the daughter of my
people am I hurt; I am eblack; astonish-
ment hath taken hold on me.

22 Is there no •• balm in Gilead ; is there
no physician there ? why then is not the
health of the daughter of my people t re-
covered ?


1 Jeremiah lamenteth for the Jews' manifold sins, 9 and
for their judgment. 12 Disobedience is the cause of
their bitter calamity. 17 He exhorteth to mourn for
their destruction, 23 and to trust not in themselves, but
in God. 2i) He th 'eateneth loth Jews and Gentiles.






nhout 600.
p Isai. 56.

aboul 600.



IVho will


head. 6-c.

a Isai. 22. 4.

q ch. 6. 14.

ch. 4. 19. &

13. 17. & 14.


Lam. 2. 11.

r Ezek. 13.

& 3. 48.
b ch. 5. 7, 8.


& 6. 15.

c Ps. 84. 3.

Isai. 59. 4,

13, 15.

d I Sam. 2.

1.1 Or,


Hos. 4. 1.

in gather-

ing I -wiU


e ch. 12. 6.

t Isd. 5. 1,

Mic. 7. 5, 6.

Joel 1.7.


u MatU 21.


Luko 13. 6,


f ch. 0. 28.


II Or,


r ch. 9. 15.

& 23. 15.

II Or.


z ch. 14. 19.

B Isai. 1. 25.

Mai. 3. 3.

a ch. 4. 15.

h Hos. 11. 8.

b Juc!e.5.22.


t Hcb.

i Ps. 12. 2.

ike fulness

& 120. 3.


ver. 3.


& 55. 21.


m the midst

of him.



wait for

Eccte. 10.




t Heb.

m ch. J2. 4.


& 23. 10.

Hos. 4. 3.

11 Or,

because of


the country

of them that

arc far off.

d Isai. 39. 3.


Deut. 32.


Isai. 1. 4.

from the
foiot even

to, Src.

Isai. 25. 3.

p Isai. 13.
fc. & 34. 13.

f ch. 4. 19.

ch. 10. 22.

&g. 1.&

t Hob.

"• ll,, .


E Joel 3. 6.
Nah. 3. 10.

a Ps. 107.


h Gen. 37.

Hob. 14. 9.

25. & 43. 11.

ch.46. 11.&

51. 8.

t Heb.

gone vp

r ch. 3. 17.

& 7. 24.



He lamenteth the sins of the Jews.

OH fthat my head were waters, and
mine eyes a fountain of tears, that J
might weep day and night for the slain of
the daughter of my people !

2 Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodg-
ing-place of way-faring men ; that I might
leave my people, and go from them ! for '' they
be all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous

3 And "they bend their tongues like their
bow for lies : but they are not valiant for
the truth upon the earth; for they proceed
from evil to evil, and they "^know not me,
saith the Lord.

4 * Take ye heed every one of his || neigh-
bour, and trust ye not in any brother : for
every brother will utterly supplant, and every
neighbour will ""walk with slanders.

5 And they will || deceive every one his
neighbour, and will not speak the truth :
they have taught their tongue to speak
lies, and weary themselves to commit ini-

6 Thine habitation is in the midst of de-
ceit ; through deceit they refuse to know
me, saith the Lord.

7 Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts,
Behold, si will melt them, and try them;
■"for how shall I do for the daughter of my
people ?

8 Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it
speaketh ' deceit : one speaketh ""peaceably
to his neighbour with his mouth, but f in
heart he layeth || his wait.

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

10 For the mountains will I take up
a weeping and waihng, and ""for the || habv
tations of the wilderness a lamentation, be-
cause they are || burnt up, so that none
can pass through them; neither can m,en
hear the voice of the cattle : t " both the
fowl of the heavens and the beast' are fled ;
they are gone.

11 And I will make Jerusalem "heaps,
and P a den of dragons ; and I will make
the cities of Judah f desolate, without an

12 1[<iWho is the wise man, that may
understand this ? and who is he to whom
the mouth of the Lord hath spoken, that
he may declare it, for what the land perish-
eth and is burnt up like a wilderness, that
none passeth through?

13 And the Lord saith. Because they
have forsaken my law Avhich I set before
them, and have not obeyed my voice, neither
walked therein ;

14 But have ' walked after the || imagi-

The prophet exhorteth to mourning.

nation of their own heart, and after Baalim,
'which their fathers taught them:

15 Therefore thus saith the Lord of
hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will
'feed them, even this people, "with worm-
wood, and give them water of gall to drink.

16 I will ^scatter them also among the
heathen, whom neither they nor their fathers
have known: yand I will send a sword after
them, till I have consumed them.

17 IT Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Con-
sider ye, and call for ^the mourning women,
that they may come ; and send for cunning
women, that they may come :

18 And let them make haste, and take
up a wailing for us, that ''our eyes may run
down with tears, and our eyelids gush out
with waters.

19 For a voice of wailing is heard out of
Zion, How are we spoiled! we are greatly
confounded, because we have forsaken the
land, because ''our dwellings have cast us

20 Yet hear the word of the Lord, O ye
women, and let your ear receive the word
of his mouth, and teach your daughters
wailing, and every one her neighbour

21 For death is come up into our win-
dows, and is entered into our palaces, to
cut off ■= the children from without, and the
young men from the streets.

22 Speak, Thus saith the Lord, Even
the carcasses of men shall fall ''as dung upon
the open field, and as the handful after the
harvest-man, and none shall gather them.

23 IT Thus saith the Lord, « Let not the
wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the
mighty man glory in his might, let not the
rich man glory in his riches :

24 But ^let him that glorieth, glory in this,
that he understandeth and knoweth me, that
I am the Lord which exercise loving-kind-
ness, judgment, and righteousness, in the
earth : s for in these things I delight, saith
the Lord.

25 IT Behold, the days come, saith the
Lord, that ^ I will f punish all them which
are circumcised with the uncircumcised ;

26 Eg)rpt, and Judah, and Edom, and
the children of Ammon, and Moab, and all
that are f in the ''utmost corners, that dwell
in the wilderness : for all these nations are
uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are
'uncircumcised in the heart.


1 The unequal comparison of God and idols. 17 The
prophet exhorteth to fiee from the calamity to come.
19 JJe lamenteth the spoil of the tabernacle by foolish
pastors. 23 He maJceth an humble supplication.







about GOO.

about 600.

a Gal. 1. 14.

a Lev. 18.

3. & 20. 23.

t Pa. SO. 5.

u ch. 8. 14.

& 23. 15.

Lam. 3. 15,


X Lov. 20.

t Hob.


statutes, or.

Deut. 28. 04.


are vanitj/.


ch. 44. 27.
Ezek. 5. 2,

10, &c. Sl


z 3 Chron.

c laai. 41. 7.

35. 25.

& 46. 7.

Job 3. 8.


Amos 5. 16.

Matt. 9. 23.

d Pa. 115. 5.

&; 135. 16.

Hab. 2. 19.

1 Cor. 12. 2.

a ch. 14. 17.

Pa. 115. 7.
laai. 46. 1,7.

f laai. 41.


g Exod. 15.

pV. 86. 8, 10.

b Lev. 18.

h Rev. 15.4.

28. &. 20. 23.

II Or,


i Pa. 89. 6.


m one, or,

at once.

k Pa. 115. 8.

laai. 41. 29.

Hab. 2. 18.

Zech. 10. 2.

Rom. 1. 21,


c ch. 6. 11.

1 Dan. 10. 5.

n Pa. 115. 4.

i ch. 8. 2. &

t Heb.,


God of


Pa. 31. 5.

o 1 Tim. 6.


t Heb.

e Eccles. 9.




t In the


q fe f s.

f 1 Cor. 1.

2 Cor. 10. 17.

96. 5.
r ver. 15.

laai. 2. 18.
Zech. 13. 2.

a Gen. 1. 1,


Pa. 136. 5, 6.

ch. 51. 15,

g Mic. 6. 8.
& 7. 18.


t Ps. 93. 1.

u Job 9. 8.

Pa. 104. 2.

laai. 40. 22.

X Job 38. 34.

h Eora. 2. 8,

II Or, noise.

t Heb.
visit upon.

y Ps. 13.'). 7.

11 Or, .
for rain.

t Heb. .

cut off into

comers, or.

7. oh. 51. 17,

kavinff the


corners of

IJ Or,
vi more

their lair


brutish than

to know.

& 49. 32.

a Prov. 30.

1 Lev. 26.


«■ , .. .,

b laai. 42. 17.

Kzek. 44. 7.

& 44. 11. &

Eom. 2. 28,

45. 16.


c Hab. 2. 18.

d ver. 11.

e Ps. 16. 5.

& 73. 26. &


cli. 51. 19.

Lam. 3. 34.

The great disparity between God and idols.

HEAR ye the word which the Lord
speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:

2 Thus saith the Lord, " Learn not the
way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at
the signs of heaven; for the heathen are
dismayed at them.

3 For the f customs of the people are
vain: for ^one cutteth a tree out of the
forest, the work of the hands of the work-
man, with the axe.

4 They deck it with silver and with gold;
they "fasten it with nails and with hammers,
that it move not.

5 They are upright as the palm-tree, ^but
speak not: they must needs be ''borne, be-
cause they cannot go. Be not afraid of them :
for f they cannot do evil, neither also is it in
them to do good.

6 Forasmuch as there is none s like unto
thee, O Lord ; thou art great, and thy name
is great in might.

7 '' Who would not fear thee, O King of
nations ? for || to thee doth it appertain : for-
asmuch as 'among all the wise men of the
nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is
none like unto thee.

8 But they are f altogether ■= brutish and
foolish : the stock is a doctrine of vanities.

9 Silver spread into plates is brought from
Tarshish, and 'gold from Uphaz, the work
of the workman, and of the hands of the
founder: blue and purple is their clothing:
they are all "the work of cunning men.

10 But the Lord is the f true God, he is
"the living God, and an t p everlasting King :
at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and
the nations shall not be able to abide his

11 fThus shall ye say unto them, ^The
gods that have not made the heavens and the
earth, even "^they shall perish from the earth,
and from under these heavens.

12 He 'hath made the earth by his
power, he hath 'established the world by his
wisdom, and "hath stretched out the heavens
by his discretion.

13 ''When he uttereth his voice, there is
a II multitude of waters in the heavens, and
y he causeth the vapours to ascend from the
ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings
II with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out
of his treasures.

14 ^ Every man || is "brutish in Ms know-
ledge : *> every founder is confounded by the
graven image : ''for his molten image is false-
hood, and there is no breath in them.

15 They are vanity, and the work of
errors: m the time of their visitation -^thev
shall perish.

16 >=The portion of Jacob is not hke them:


The spoiling of the tabernacle lamented. JEREMIAH.

for he is the former of all things; and '"Israel
is the rod of his inheritance : ^The Lord of
hosts is his name.

17 IT'' Gather up thy wares out of the land,

t inhabitant of the fortress.

18 For thus saith the Lord; Behold, I
will "sling out the inhabitants of the land at
this once, and will distress them ''that they
may find it so.

19 TT 'Wo is me for my hurt ! my wound
. is grievous : but I said, " Truly this is a

grief, and "I must bear it.

20 °My tabernacle is spoiled, and all my
cords are broken : my children are gone
forth of me, and they are not : there is none
to stretch forth my tent any more, and to set
up my curtains.

21 For the pastors are become brutish,
and have not sought the Lord: therefore
they shall not prosper, and all their flocks
shall be scattered.

22 Behold, the noise of the bruit is come,
and a great commotion out of the p north

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