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country, to make the cities of Judah deso-
late, and a iden of dragons.

23 IT O Lord, I know that the ' way of
man is not in himself: it is not in man that
walketh to direct his steps.

24 O Lord, 'correct me, but with judg-
ment ; not in thine anger, lest thou t bring
me to nothing.

25 'Pour out thy fury upon the heathen
"that know thee not, and upon the families
that call not on thy name : for they have
eaten up Jacob, and ^devoured him, and
consumed him, and have made his habita-
tion desolate.


1 Jeremiah proclaimeth God's covenant, 8 rebulceth the
Jews' disobeying thereof, 11 prophesieth evils to come
upon them, 18 and upon the men of Anathoth, for con-
spiring to kill Jeremiah.

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

2 Hear ye the words of this covenant,
and speak unto the men of Judah, and to the
inhabitants of Jerusalem ;

3 And say thou unto them. Thus saith
the Lord God of Israel; ''Cursed be the
man that obeyeth not the words of this cove-

4 Which I commanded your fathers in the
day that I brought them forth out of the
land of Egypt, ''from the iron furnace, say-
ing, "Obey my voice, and do them, according
to all which I command you : so shall ye be
my people, and I will be your God :

5 That I may perform the •'oath which I
have SAvorn unto your fathers, to give them
a land flowing with milk and honey, as it is

about 600.

f Deut. 32.


Pa. 74. 2.

LIsai. 47. 4.
51. 13. &

32. 18. & 5U.
h See ch. 6.

Ezek. 12. 3,


t Heb.


i 1 Sam. 25.


ch. 16. 13.

k Ezek. 6.


1 ch. 4. 19.

& 8. 21. &

9. 1.

m Pb. 77.


n Mic. 7. 9.

ch. 4. 20.

p ch. 1. 15.
& 4. 6. & 5.
15. & 6. 22.

5 ch. 9. 11.

r Prov. 16. 1.

6 30. 24.

8 Ps. 6. 1. &
38. 1.
ch. 30. 11.
t Heb.
diminish me.

t Pb. 79. 6.

u Job 18.


2 Thesa. 1. 8.

X ch. 8. 16.

about 608.

a Dout. 27.


Gi\l. 3. 10.

b Dout. .1.


1 Kings 8.


c Lev. 26.

3, 12.

ch. 7. 23.

d DpuL 7.
)2, ]3.
Pa. 105. 9,

about 608.

t Heb.
Deut. 27.

e Rom. 2. 13.
James 1. 22.

f ch. 7. 13.
25. & 35. 15.

g ch. 7. 26.

h ch. 3. 17.

&7. 24.&,9.
II Or.

i Ezek. 22.
Hoa. 6. 9.

k Ezek. 20.

t Heb.
to go forth

1 Pa. 18. 41.
Prov. I. 28.
Isai. 1. 15.
rh. 14. 13.
Ezok. 8. 18.
Mic. 3. 4.
Zech. 7. 13.
m Deut. 32.
37, 38.

t Heb. «jr7.

t Heb.
ch. 3. 24.
Hos. 9. 10.

Exod. 32.

ch. 7. 10. &

1 John 5. 16.

t Heb. evil.

Ps. 50. 16.

isai. 1. 11,

t Hob.
fVJtat ia to
my beloved
in my haaiset
a Ezek. 16.
25, &c.
r Ilocg. 2.
13, 13, 14.
TituB 1. 15.
II Or.
when thy
ceil ia.
s Prov. 2. 14.
t I'a. 52. 8.
Roin. 11. 17.

u laai. 5. 2.
ch. 3. 21.

Evil denounced against the Jews, Sfc.

this day. Then answered I, and said, f So
be it, O Lord.

6 Then the Lord said unto me, Proclaim
all these words in the cities of Judah, and in
the streets of Jerusalem, saying, Hear ye the
words of this covenant, "^ and do them.

7 For I earnestly protested unto your
fathers in the day that I brought them up
out of the land of Egypt, even unto this day,
'"rising early and protesting, saying. Obey
my voice.

8 ff Yet they obeyed not, nor inclined their
ear, but ""walked every one in the || imagina-
tion of their evil heart : therefore I will bring
upon them all the words of this covenant,
which I commanded them to do ; but they
did them not.

9 And the Lord said unto me, 'A con- '
spiracy is found among the men of Judah,
and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

10 They are turned back to •'the iniquities
of their forefathers, Avhich refused to hear
my words ; and they went after other gods
to serve them: the house of Israel and the
house of Judah have broken my covenant
which I made Avith their fathers.

11 ^Therefore thus saith the Lord, Be-
hold, I will bring evil upon them which they
shall not be able f to escape; and 'though
they shall cry unto me, I will not hearken
unto them.

12 Then shall the cities of Judah and in-
habitants of Jerusalem go, and "cry unto
the gods unto whom they ofier incense : but
they shall not save them at all in the time of
their t trouble.

13 For according to the number of thy
"cities were thy gods, O Judah ; and accord-
ing to the number of the streets of Jerusalem
have ye set up altars to that t shameful thing,
even altars to burn incense unto Baal.

14 Therefore "pray not thou for this
people, neither lift up a cry or prayer for
them : for I will not hear them in the time
that they cry unto me for their t trouble.

15 Pf What hath my beloved to do in mine
house, seeing she hath i wrought lewdness
with many; and ■'the holy flesh is passed
from thee? || when thou doest evil, then thou

16 The Lord called thy name, *A green
olive-tree, fair, a?id of goodly fruit : with the
noise of a great tumult he hath kindled fire
upon it, and the branches of it are broken.

17 For the Lord of hosts, "that planted
thee, hath pronounced evil against thee, for
the evil of the house of Israel and of the
house of Judah, which they have done against
themselves to provoke me to anger in ofier-
ing incense unto Baal,


for conspiring to kill Jeremiah.

18 If And the Lord hath given me know-
ledge of it, and I know it : then thou shew-
edst me their doings.

19 But I was Hke a lamb or an ox that is
brought to the slaughter; and I knew not
that ^they had devised devices against me,
saying, Let us destroy fthe tree with the
fruit thereof, y and let us cut him off from
^the land of the living, that his name may be
no more remembered.

20 But, O Lord of hosts, that judgest
righteously, that ^triest the reins and the
heart, let me see thy vengeance on them :
for unto thee have I revealed my cause.

21 Therefore thus saith the Lord of the
men of Anathoth, ''that seek thy life, saying,
"Prophesy not in the name of the L6rd,
that thou die not by our hand :

22 Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts.
Behold, I will f punish them : the young men
shall die by the sword ; their sons and their
daughters shall die by famine :

23 And there shall be no remnant of
them: for I will bring evil upon the men of
Anathoth, even "^the year of their visitation.


I Jeremiah, complaining of the wicked's prosperity, by
faith seeth their ruin. 5 God admonisheth him of his
brethren's treachery against him, 7 and lamenteth his
heritage. 14 He promiseth to the penitent return
from captivity.

"piGHTEOUS ^art thou, O Lord, when
\\ I plead with thee : yet || let me talk
with thee of thy judgments : ^ Wherefore
doth the way of the wicked prosper? where-
fore are all they happy that deal very treach-

2 Thou hast planted them, yea, they have
taken root: f they grow, yea, they bring forth
fruit : "thou art near in their mouth, and far
from their reins.

3 But thou, O Lord, ■'knowest me: thou
hast seen me, and "tried mine heartt toward
thee : pull them out like sheep for the
slaughter, and prepare them for ^the day of

4 How long shall ^the land mourn, and the
herbs of every field wither, '•for the wicked-
ness of them that dwell therein ? 'the beasts
are consumed, and the birds-; because they
said. He shall not see our last end.

5 llf thou hast run with the footmen,
and they have wearied thee, then how canst
thou contend with horses ? and if in the
land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they
wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in ^ the
sw^elling of Jordan ?

6 For even 'thy brethren, and the house
of thy father, even they have dealt treache-
rously with thee ; yea, [j they have called a


about COS.

X ch. 18 18.

t Holi.
the stalk
vntli hia
y Pa. 83. 4.
z Ps. 27. 13.
b. IIR. S. &
142. 5.

a 1 Sam. 16.


1 Chion. 28.


Ps. 7. 9.

ch. 17. lO.t

20. 12.

Rev. 2. 23.


bai. 30.

Amos 2. 12.
& 7. 13, 16.
Mic. 2. 6.

t Ilcb.
visit upon.

d ch. 23. 12.
& 4G. 21. &
48. 44. & SO.
Luke 19. 44.


II Or,
let im rea-
son the case
isith thee.
b Job 12. 6.
& 21. 7.
Ps. 37. 1, 35.
& 73. 3. &c.
Hab. 1. 4.
MaL 3. 15.

t Heb.
they go on,
c Isai. 29.

Matt 15. 8.
Mark 7. 6.

d Ps. 17. 3.
& 139. 1.
ech. 11.20.
t Hcb.
with thee.

e ch. 23. 10.
Ho9. 4. 3.
h Ps. 107.

7.20.&9. 10.
Hos. 4. 3.

k Josh. 3.


1 Chron. 12.


oh. 49. 19. &

50. 44.

I ch. 9. 4. &

II Or, .
thev cried
after tliee



about 608.

m Prov. 26.

t Hob.
good things.
t Heb.
the love.

II Or,

Heb. -
ffiveth out
his voice.
11 Or,

II Or,

cause tjtem
to come.
n Isai. 56. 9.
ch. 7. 33.
o ch. 6. 3.
p Isai. 5. 1,5.
q Isai. G3.

portion of

s Isai. 42.

t Lev. 26.

Dent. 28. 38.
Mic. 6. 15.
Hag. 1. 6.



X Deut. 30.


ch. 32. 37,

z Amos 9.

h Ephes. 2.
20, 21.
1 Pet. 2. 5.

c Isai. 60. 12.

about 602.

God lamenteth his heritage.

multitude after thee: ™t)eneve them not,
though they speak tfair words unto thee.

7 II I have forsaken mine house, I have
left mine heritage; I have given fthe dearly
beloved of my soul into the hand of her

8 Mine heritage is unto me as a lion in
the forest; itjfcrieth out against, me :
therefore have I hated it.

9 Mine heritage Z5 unto me as a || speckled
bird, the birds round about are against her ;
6ome ye, assemble all the beasts of the field,
II "come to devour.

10 Many "pastors have destroyed Pmy
vineyard, they have ^trodden my portion
under foot, they have made my f pleasant
portion a desolate wilderness.

1 1 They have made it desolate, and being
desolate ' it mourneth unto me ; the whole
land is made desolate, because "no man lay-
eth it to heart.

12 The spoilers are come upon all high
places through the wilderness : for the sword
of the Lord shall devour from the one end
of the land even to the other end of the land :
no flesh shall have peace.

13 'They have sown wheat, but shall reap
thorns : they have put themselves to pain,
but shall not profit ; and || they shall be
ashamed of your revenues because of the
fierce anger of the Lord.

14 UThus saith the Lord against all mine
evil neighbours, that "touch the inheritance
whichi have caused my people Israel to inhe-
rit; Behold, I will ''pluck them out of their
land, and pluck out the house of Judah from
among them.

15 yAnd it shall come to pass, after that
I have plucked them out I will return, and
have compassion on them, ^ and will bring
them again, every man to his heritage, and
every man to his land.

16 And it shall come to pass, if they will
diligently learn the ways of my people, " to
swear by my name, The Lord liveth ; as
they taught my people to swear by Baal ;
then shall they be ''built in the midst of my

17 But if they will not " obey, I will ut-
terly pluck up and destroy that nation, saith
the Lord.


1 In the type of a linen girdle, hidden at Euphrates,
God prefigureth the destruction of his people. 12 Un-
der the parable of the bottles filled with wine he fore-
telleth their drunkenness in misery. 15 He exhorteth
to prevent their future judgments. 22 He sheweth
their abominations are the cause thereof.

THUS saith the Lord unto me. Go and
get thee a linen girdle, and put it upon
thy loins, and put it not in water.

The Jews^ destruction prefigured.

2 So I got a giwile according to the word
of the Lord, and put it on my loins.

3 And the word of the Lord came unto
me the second time, saying,

4 Take the girdle that thou hast got,
which IS upon thy loins, and arise, go to
Euphrates, and hide it there in a hole of the

5 So I went, and hid it by Euphrates, as
the Lord commanded me.

6 And it came to pass after many days,
that the Lord said unto me. Arise, go to
Euphrates, and take the girdle from thence,
which I commanded thee to hide there.

7 Then I went to Euphrates, and digged,
and took the girdle from the place where I
had hid it : and behold, the girdle was mar-
red, it was profitable for nothing.

8 Then the word of the Lord came unto
me, saying,

9 Thus saith the Lord, After this manner
"•will I mar the pride of Judah, and the great
pride of Jerusalem.

10 This evil people, which refuse to hear
my words, which ''walk in the || imagination
of their heart, and walk after other gods, to
serve them, and to worship them, shall even
be as this girdle, which is good for nothing.

11 For as the girdle cleaveth to the loins
of a man, so have I caused to cleave unto me
the whole house of Israel and the whole house
of Judah, saith the Lord; that "^they might
be unto me for apeople, and "^ for a name, and
for a praise, and for a glory: but they would
not hear,

12 IT Therefore thou shalt speak unto them
this word ; Thus saith the Lord God of
Israel, Every bottle shall be filled with wine :
and they shall say unto thee. Do we not cer-
tainly know that every bottle shall be filled
with wine?

13 Then shalt thou say unto them. Thus
saith the Lord, Behold, I will fill all the
inhabitants of this land, even the kings that
sit upon David's throne, and the priests, and
the prophets, and all the inhabitants of Jeru-
salem, «with drunkenness.

14 And'^I will dash them tone against
another, even the fathers and the sons toge-
ther, saith the Lord : I will not pity, nor
spare, nor have mercy, tbut destroy them.

15 H Hear ye, and give ear; be not proud:
for the Lord hath spoken.

16 s Give glory to the Lord your God,
before he cause •■ darkness, and before your
feet stumble upon the dark mountains, and
while ye 'look for light, he turn it into ''the
shadow of death, and make it gross dark-

17 But if ye will not hear it, my soul shall



about 602.

a Lev. 26.

b ch. 9. 14.
& 11. 8. &
16. 12.


c Exod. 19.

d ch. 33. 9.

e Isai. 51.
17, 21. & 63.

cii. 25. 27. &
t Heb.
a vian
against his
t Heb.
from de-

g Josh. 7. 19.

h Isai. 5. 30.
&8. 22.
Amos 8. 9.

i Isai. 59. 9.
k Ps. 44. 19.

about 602.

1 ch. 9. 1. &
14. 17.
Lam. 1.2,
IG. & 2. 18.

2 Kings 24.


ch. 22. 26.

U Of. .


T Heb.
visit upon.

o ch. 6. 24.

pch. 5.19.
& 16. 10.
q Isai. 3. 17.
& 47. 2, 3.
ver. 26.
38, 39.
Nab. 3. 5.
II Or.

shall be vio-
lently taken

t Hob.
r Pa. 1. 4.
Ho». 13. 3.

s Job SO. 29.
Ps. 11. 6.

t ch. 10. 14.

u ver. 22.
Lam. 1. 8.
Hos. 2. 10.

X ch. 5. 8.

y Isai. 65. 7.
ch. 2. 20. &
3.2, 6.
Ezek. 6. 13.

t Hob.
after when

about 601.

t Heb.
the words of
the dearths,
or. re-
a Isai. 3. 26.
b ch. 8. 21.
c See
1 Sam. 5. 12

d Ps. 40. 14,

e 2 Sam. 15

God exhorteth the people, Sfc.

weep in secret places for your pride; and
'mine eye shall weep sore, and run down
with tears, because the Lord's flock is car-
ried away captive.

18 Say unto ™the king and to the queen.
Humble yourselves, sit down: for your || prin-
cipalities shall come down,ei'e;2 the crown of
your glory.

19 The cities of the south shall be shut
up, and none shall open them: Judah shall
be carried away captive all of it, it shall be
wholly carried away captive.

20 Lift up your eyes, and behold them
° that come from the north : where is the flock
that was given thee, thy beautiful flock?

21 What wilt thou say when he shall t pun-
ish thee ? for thou hast taught them to be
captains, and as chief over thee : shall not
° sorrows take thee, as a woman in travail ?

22 IT And if thou say in thine heart,
p Wherefore come these things upon me ?
For the greatness of thine iniquity are i thy
skirts discovered, and thy heels || made

23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or
the leopard his spots? then may ye also do
good, that are t accustomed to do evil.

24 Therefore will I scatter them ■■ as the
stubble that passeth away by the wind of the

25 =This is thy lot, the portion of thy
measures from me, saith the Lord ; because
thou hast forgotten me, and trusted in * false-

26 Therefore ° will I discover thy skirts
upon thy face, that thy shame may appear.

27 I have seen thine adulteries, and thy
== neighings, the lewdness of thy whoredom,
and thine abominations ^on the hills in the
fields. Wo unto thee, O Jerusalem ! wilt
thou not be made clean? fwhen shall it
once be?


1 The grievous famine, 7 causeth Jeremiah to pray.
10 The Lord will not be entreated for the people.
13 Lying prophets are no excuse for them. 17 Jeremiah
is moved to complain for them.

THE Avord of the Lord that came to
Jeremiah concerning flhe dearth.

2 Judah mourneth, and '^the gates thereof
languish ; they are ''black unto the ground ;
and "the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.

3 And their nobles have sent their little
ones to the waters : they came to the pits,
and found no water; they returned with their
vessels empty; they were "i ashamed and con-
founded, «and covered their heads.

4 Because the ground is chapt, for there
was no rain in the earth, the ploughmen were
ashamed, they covered their heads,


The prophet" s prayer.

5 Yea, the hind also calved in the field,
and forsook it, because there was no grass.

6 And ''the wild asses did stand in the
high places, they snuffed up the wind like
dragons; their eyes did fail, because^Aere
was no grass.

7 IF O Lord, though our iniquities testify
against us, do thou it efor thy name's sake :
for our backslidings are many; we have sin-
ned against thee.

8 ''O the hope of Israel, the Saviour
thereof in time of trouble, why shouldest
thou be as a stranger in the land, and as a
wayfaring man that turneth aside to tarry
for a night?

9 Why shouldest thou be as a man aston-
ished, as a mighty man ' that cannot save ?
yet thou, O Lord, ^art in the midst of us,
and fwe are called by thy name ; leave us

10 IT Thus saith the Lord unto this peo-
ple, 'Thus have they loved to wander, they
have not refrained their feet, therefore the
Lord doth not accept them; ™he will now
remember their iniquity, and visit their sins.

11 Then said the Lord unto me, "Pray
not for this people for their good.

12 ° When they fast, I will not hear their
cry ; and Pwhen they offer burnt-offering and
an oblation, I will not accept them; but il
will consume them by the sword, and by
the famine, and by the pestilence.

13 t'Then said I, Ah Lord God! be-
hold, the prophets say unto them, Ye shall
not see the sword, neither shall ye have fam-
ine; but I will give you t assured peace in
this place.

14 Then the Lord said unto me, = The
prophets prophesy lies in my name : 'I sent
■them not, neither have I commanded them,
neither spake unto them : they prophesy
unto you a false vision and divination, and
a thing of nought, and the deceit of their

15 Therefore thus saith the Lord con-
cerning the prophets that prophesy in my
name, and I sent them not, "yet they say.
Sword and famine shall not be in this land ;
By sword and famine shall those prophets be

16 And the people to whom they prophesy
shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem,
because of the famine, and the sword ; "" and
they shall have none to bury them, them,
their wives, nor their sons, nor their daugh-
ters : for I will pour their wickedness upon

17 H Therefore thou shalt say this word
unto them; yLet mine eyes run down with
tears night and day, and let them not cease :






about 601.

about 001.

z ch. 8. 21.

f ch. 2. 24.

ft Ezek. 7.

B Ps. 25. 11.

II Or,

make mer-


against a

land, and

men ac-


h ch. 17. 13.

it not, „

eh. 5. 13.

b Lam. 5.


e ch. 15. 18.

d ch. 8. 15.

i Isai. 59. 1.

k Exod. 29.

e P». 106. 6.


Dan. 9. 8.

Lev. 26. 11.



f Pa. 74. 2.

thy name U
called upon

20. &. 106.


Dan. 9. 18,


e Zcch. 10.

1 Sec ch. 2.

23, 24, 25.

h' Deut 32.


m Hob. 8.

'i P». 135.7.

13. & 9. 9.

b. 147. 8.

Isai. 30. 23.

ch. 5. 24. &

10. 13.

n Exod. 33.


ch. 7. 16. &

11. 14.

o ProT. 1.


Isai. 1.15. &

.M. 3.

ch. 11. 11.

Ezek. 8. 18.

Mic. 3. 4.

Zech. 7. 1.1.

p ch. 6. 20.
& 7. 21, 22.

d ch. 9. 16.

r eh. 4. 10.

about 601.

a Ezek. 14.


b Exod. 32.

11, 12.

Fs. 99. 6.

c ISam. 7.

t Heb.


peace of


s ch. 27. 10.

t ch. 23. 21.

& 27. 15. &

29. 8, 9.

d ch. 43. 11.

Ezek. 5. 2,
Zech. 11. 9.

e Lev. 26.

16. &c.

t Heb.


u ch. 5. 12,

f ch. 7. 33.

Deut. 28.


I will give
them for a.

g Deut. 28.

ch! 24. 9.

X Pi. 79. 3.

Ezek. 23.


h 2 Kinm
21. 11. 6.0..

& 23. 26. &


i bai. 51. 19.


(0 ask of

thy peace.


y ch. 9. 1.

& 13. 17.

L»m. 1. 16.

m Hoa. 13.

& 2. 18.


The utter rejection, of the Jews.

^for the virgin daughter of my people is bro
ken with a great breach, with a very griev-
ous blow.

18 If I go forth into ''the field, then be-
hold the slain with the sword ! and if I enter
into the city, then behold them that are
sick with famine ! yea, both the prophet and
the priest || go about into a land that they
know not.

19 ""Hast thou utterly rejected Judah?
hath thy soul loathed Zion ? Why hast thou
smitten us, and "there is no healing for us?
''we looked for peace, and there is no good;
and for the time of healing, and behold
trouble !

20 We acknowledge, O Lord, our wick-
edness, and the iniquity of our fathers : for
=we have sinned against thee.

21 Do not abhor us; for thy name's sake,
do not disgrace the throne of thy glory : ''re-
member, break not thy covenant with us.

22 sAre there any among ''the vanities of
the Gentiles that can cause rain ? or can the
heavens give showers ? • Art not thou he, O
Lord our God ? therefore we will wait upon
thee : for thou hast made' all these things.


] The utter rejection and manifold judgments of the
Jews. 10 Jeremiah, complaining of their spite, receiv-
eth a promise for himself, 12 and a threatening for
them. 15 tie prayeth, 19 and receiveth a gracious

THEN said the Lord unto me, * Though
'' Moses and "Samuel stood before me,
yet my mind could not be toward this people .
cast them out of my sight, and let them go

2 And it shall come to pass, if they say
unto thee. Whither shall we go forth ? then
thou shalt tell them. Thus saith the Lord ;
* Such as are for death, to death ; and such
as are for the sword, to the sword; and such
as are for the famine, to the famine ; and such
as are for the captivity, to the captivity.

3 And I will ^appoint over them four
t kinds, saith the Lord: the sword to slay,
and the dogs to tear, and ^the fowls of the
heaven, and the beasts of the earth, to devour
and destroy.

4 And 1 1 will cause them to be s removed
into all kingdoms"of the earth, because ot
•■Manassehthe son of Hezekiah king of Ju-
dah, for that which he did in Jerusalem.

5 For ' who shall have pity upon thee, O
Jerusalem? or who shall bemoan thee? or
who shall go aside fto ask how thou doest?

6 '^Thou hast forsaken me, saith the
Lord, thou art 'gone backward: therefore
will I stretch out my hand against thee, and
destroy thee; ""I am weary with repentmg.


Jeremiah prayeth, Sfc.

7 And I will fan them with a fan in the
gates of the land ;- I will bereave them of
II children, I will destroy my people, since
"they return not from their ways.

8 Their widows are increased to me above
the sand of the seas : I have brought upon
them II against the mother of the young men

Online LibraryHenry Davenport NorthropThe Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments → online text (page 152 of 249)