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priest, who was also chief governor in
the house of the Lord, heard that Jeremiah
prophesied these things.

2 Then Pashur smote Jeremiah the pro-
phet, and put him in the stocks that were in
the high gate of Benjamin, which was by the
house of the Lord.

3 And it came to pass on the morrow, that
Pashur brought forth Jeremiah out of the
stocks. Then said Jeremiah unto him. The
Lord hath not called thy name Pashur, but
II Magor-missabib.

4 For thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will
make thee a terror to thyself, and to all thy
friends : and they shall fall by the sword of
their enemies, and thine eyes shall behold
it: and I will give all Judah into the hand
of the king of Babylon, and he shall carry
them captive into Babylon, and shall slay
them with the sword.

5 Moreover I ''will deliver all the strength
of this city, and all the labours thereof, and
all the precious things thereof, and all the
treasures of the kings of Judah will I give
into the hand of their enemies, which shall
spoil them, and take them, and carry them
to Babylon.

6 And thou, Pashur, and all that dwell
in thine house shall go into captivity : and
thou shalt come to Babylon, and there thou
shalt die, and shalt be buried there, thou,
and all thy friends, to whom thou hast
■= prophesied lies.

7 H O Lord, thou hast deceived me, and
I was II deceived : ^ thou art stronger than
I, and hast prevailed : *=! am in derision daily,
every one mocketh me.

8 For since I spake, I cried out, ^ I cried
violence and spoil ; because the word of the
Lord was made a reproach unto me, and a
derision, daily.

9 Then I said, I will not make mention
of him, nor speak any more in his name.
But his word was in my heart as a f burn-
ing fire shut up in my bones, and I was
weary with forbearing, and ''I could not

10 IF 'For I heard the defaming of many,
fear on every side. Report, say they, and we
will report it. t ''All my familiars watched
for my halting, saying, Peradventure he will
be enticed, and we shall prevail against him,
and we shall take our revenge on him.

11 But 'the Lord is with me as a mighty
terrible one : therefore my persecutors shall
stumble, and they shall not "> prevail ; they
shall be greatly ashamed ; for they shall not
prosper: their "everlasting confusion shall
never be forgotten.


about 605.

a 1 Chron.
24. 14.

II That is, ■
fear round
Pa. 31.13.
vcr. 10.
cli. 6. 25. &
40. 5. &. 49.

b 2 Kincs
20. 17. & 24.
12.— 16. &
25. 13, ic
ch. 3.24.

cch.l4. 13.
14. &i^H. 15.
& 29. 21.

II Or,


A ch. 1. 6, 7.

e Lam. 3.


fch. 6.T.

B Job 32.
Is, 19.
Ps. 39.3.

h .Job 32.


Acts 18. 5.

t Hob.
ever!/ man
of my peace,
k Job 19.

Ps. 41.n. &
5.5. 13, 14.
I.uko 11. 53,

1 ch. 1. 8, 19.

m cl,. 15. 20.
& 17. 18.

n ch. 23 40.

about 605.

o ch. 11. 20.
& 17. 10.
pPs.54. 7.
1 59. 10.

g Ps. 35. 9,
10. & 109.
30, 31.

r Job 3. 3.
ch. 15. 10.

s Gen. 19.


u Job 3. 10,

X Job 3. 20.
7 Lam. 3. 1.

a ch. 38. 1.

b 2 KioBS
25. 18.
ch. 29. 25. &
37. 3.

c ch. 37



d Isai. 13. 4,

Exod. 6.

fch. 37. 17.
& 39. 5. &
52. 9.

Jeremiah foretelleth a hard siege,

12 But, O Lord of hosts, that °triest the
righteous, and seest the reins and the heart,
Plet me see thy vengeance on them: for unto
thee have I opened my cause.

13 Sing unto the Lord, praise ye the
Lord : for ihe hath delivered the soul of
the poor from the hand of evil-doers.

14 IT ■■ Cursed be the day wherein I was
born : let not the day wherein my mother
bare me be blessed.

15 Cursed he the man who brought tid-
ings to my father, saying, A man-child is
born unto thee ; making him very glad.

16 And let that man be as the cities
which the Lord = overthrew, and repented
not : and let him 'hear the cry in the morn-
ing, and the shouting at noon-tide ;

17 "Because he slew me not from the
womb ; or that my mother might have been
my grave, and her womb to be always great
with me.

18 ^Wherefore came I forth out of the
womb to y see labour and sorrow, that my
days should be consumed with shame ?


1 Zedekiah' sendeth to Jeremiah to inqiiire the event of
Nebuchadrezzar'' s war. 3 Jeremiah foretelleth a hard,
siege and miserable captivity. S He counselleth the people
to fall to the Chaldeans, 1 1 and upbraideth the king's

THE word which came unto Jeremiah
from the Lord, when king Zedekiah
sent unto him '^ Pashur the son of Melchiah,
and ''Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah the
priest, saying,

2 •= Inquire, I pray thee, of the Lord for
us ; for Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon
maketh war against us; if so be that the
Lord will deal with us according to all
his wondrous works, that he may go up
from us.

3 *T[ Then said Jeremiah unto them, Thus
shall ye say to Zedekiah :

4 Thus saith the Lord God of Israel;
Behold, I will turn back the weapons of
war that are in your hands, wherewith ye fight
against the king of Babylon, and against the
Chaldeans, Avhich besiege you without the
walls, and "^I will assemble them into the
midst of this city.

5 And I myself will fight against you with
an ■= out-stretched hand and with a strong arm,
even in anger, and in fury, and in

6 And I will smite the inhabitants of this
city, both man and beast : they shall die of
a great pestilence.

7 And afterward, saith the Lord, ""I will
deliver Zedekiah king of Judah, and his
servants, and the people, and such as are left



and miserable captivity.

in this city from the pestilence, from the
Bword, and from the famine, into the hand
of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and
into the hand of their enemies, and into
the hand of those that seek their hfe : and
he shall smite them with the edge of the
sword; ehe shall not spare them, neither
have pity, nor have mercy.

8 IT And unto this people thou shalt say.
Thus saith the Lord; Behold, ''I set before
you the way of life, and the way of death.

9 He that 'abideth in this city shall die
by the sword, and by the famine, and by
the pestilence: but he that goeth out, and
falleth to the Chaldeans that besiege you,
he shall live, and ''his life shall be unto
him for a prey.

10 For I have ' setmy face against this city
for evil, and not for good, saith the Lord :
"it shall be given into the hand of the king
of Babylon, and he shall "burn it with fire.

11 IFAnd touching the house of the king
of Judah, say. Hear ye the word of the

12 O house of David, thus saith the Lord ;
°t Execute judgment Pin the morning, and
deliver Mm that is spoiled out of the hand
of the oppressor, lest my fury go out like fire,
and burn that none can quench it, because
of the evil of your doings.

13 Behold, il am against thee, O f inha-
bitant of the valley, and rock of the plain,
saith the Lord; which say, ""Who shall
come down against us ? or who shall enter
into our habitations ?

14 But I will t punish you according to
the 'fruit of your doings, saith the Lord:
and I will kindle a fire in the forest thereof,
and *it shall devour all things round about it.


1 He exhorteth to reventance, with promises and threats.
10 The judgment of SMlum, 13 of Jehoiakim,
20 and of Coniah.

THUS saith the Lord; Go down to the
house of the king of Judah, and speak
there this word,

2 And say, ''Hear the word of the Lord,
O king of Judah, that sittest upon the throne
of David, thou, and thy servants, and thy
people that enter in by these gates :

3 Thus saith the Lord; '•Execute ye
judgment and righteousness, and deliver the
spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor : and
"do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger,
the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed
innocent blood in this place.

4 For if ye do this thing indeed, ^ then
shall there enter in by the gates of this
house kings sitting fupon the throne of



about S89.


Deut. aa

2 Cliron. 36.

h Deut 30.

i ch. 38. 2,
17, 18.

k ch. 39. 18.
& 43. 5.

1 Lev. 17. 10.
ch. 44. 11.
Amos 9. 4.

m ch. 38. 3.

n ch. 34. 2,
22. & 37. 10.
t 38. J8, 23.
& 52. 13.
about GOg.

o ch. 22^3.
Zech. 7. 9.
t Heb.
p Ps. 101. 8.

t Heb.

t Heb.

visit upon.

s Frov. 1.


Isai. 3. 10,


t 2 Chron.
36. 19.
ch. 52. 13.

a ch. 17. 20.

b cli. 21. 12.

c See ver.

d ch. 17. 25.

t Heb. for
jDavid upon
kia tliTone.


about 609.

e Hebr. 6.
13, 17.

fisa!. 37.24.
e ch. 21. 14.

h Deut. 29.

1 Kings 9.8,

i 2 Kiugs
22. 17.

2 Ohron. 34.

k 2 Kings
22. 20.
1 ver. 11.

m See

1 Chion. 3.


with 2 Kings

23. 30.

n 2 Kings

23. 34.

o 2 Kings
23. 3.5.
ver. 18.

p Lev. 19.


Deut. 24. 14,


Mic. 3. 10.

Hab. 2. 9.

James 5. 4.

t Heb.
1j pr, my

a 2 Kings
23. 25.

r Ps. 128. 2.
Isai. 3. 10.

IJ Or, .

tch. 16.4,6.

u See

1 Kings 13.


The judgment of Shallum, ^c.

David, riding in chariots and on horses, he,
and his servants, and his people.

5 But if ye will not hear these words,
«I swear by myself, saith the Lord, that this
house shall become a desolation.

6 For thus saith the Lord unto the
king's house of Judah; Thou art Gilead
unto me, and the head of Lebanon : yet
surely I will make thee a wilderness, and
cities which are not inhabited.

7 And I will prepare destroyers against
thee, every one with his weapons : and they
shall cut down ""thy choice cedars, e and cast
them into the fire.

8 And many nations shall pass by this
city, and they shall say every man to his
neighbour, ^ Wherefore hath the Lord done
thus unto this great city 1

9 Then they shall answer, 'Because they
ha-se forsaken the covenant of the Lord
their God, and worshipped other gods, and
served them.

10 IF Weep ye not for •'the dead, neither
bemoan him : hut weep sore for him ' that
goeth away: for he shall return no more,
nor see his native country.

11 For thus saith the Lord touching
" Shallum the son of Josiah king of Judah,
which reigned instead of Josiah his father,
" which went forth out of this place ; He
shall not return thither any more :

12 But he shall die in the place whither
they have led him captive, and shall see this
land no more.

13 H ° Wo unto him that buildeth his
house by unrighteousness, and his cham-
bers by wrong ; p that useth his neighbour's
service without wages, and giveth him not
for his work ;

14 That saith, I will build me a wide
house and f large chambers, and cutteth him
out II windows ; and it is ceiled with cedar,
and painted with vermilion.

15 Shalt thou reign, because thou closest
thyself in cedar? "idid not thy father eat and
drink, and do judgment and justice, and
then ■■ it was well with him ?

16 He judged the cause of the poor and
needy ; then it was well with Mm : was not
this to know me ? saith the Lord.

17 ' But thine eyes and thine heart are
not but for thy covetousness, and for to shed
innocent blood, and for oppression, and for
II violence, to do it.

18 Therefore thus saith the Lord con
cerning Jehoiakim the son of Josiah kmg
of Judah; 'They shall not lament for him,
sayinff, "Ah my brother ! or, Ah sister ! they
shall not lament for him, saying, Ah lord

or. Ah his glory !


The judgment of Coniah.

19 *He shall be buried with the burial
of an ass, drawn and cast forth beyond the
gates of Jerusalem.

20 IT Go up to Lebanon, and cry ; and lift
up thy voice in Bashan, and cry from the
passages : for all thy lovers are destroyed.

21 I spake unto thee in thy f prosperity;
hut thou saidst, I will not hear. yThis
hath been thy manner from thy youth, that
thou obeyedst not my voice.

22 The wind shall eat up all nhy pastors,
and ^thy lovers shall go into captivity:
surely then shalt thou be ashamed and con-
founded for all thy wickedness.

23 Of inhabitant of Lebanon, that mak-
est thy nest in the cedars, how gracious
shalt thou be when pangs come upon thee,
''the pain as of a woman in travail!

24 As I live, saith the Lord, "= though
Coniah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah
^ were the signet upon my right hand, yet
would I pluck thee thence ;

25 «And I will give thee into the hand of
them that seek thy life, and into the hand

them whose face thou fearest, even into



about 609.


x 2 Chion.
3«. 6.
ch. 36. 30.


t Heb.
r ch. 3. 25.
&, 1. 23, &c.

z ch. 23. 1.
a ver. 30.

t Hob.

2 Kings 24.

6, 8.

1 Ohron. 3.


ch. 37. 1.

d Cant. 8. 6.

Hag. 2. 23.

e ch. 34. 20

the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Baby-
lon, and into the hand of the Chaldeans.

26 ""And I will cast thee out, and thy
mother that bare thee, into another country,
whereye werenotborn; and there shall ye die.

27 But to the land whereunto they t desire
to return, thither shall they not return.

28 Is this man Coniah a despised broken
idol? is he sa, vessel wherein is no pleasure ?
wherefore are they cast out, he and his seed,
and are cast into a land which they know

29 •'O earth, earth, earth, hear the word
of the Lord.

30 Thus saith the Lord, Write ye this
man 'childless, a man that shall not prosper
in his days : for no man of his seed shall
prosper, ^ sitting upon the throne of David,
and ruling any more in Judah.

CHAP. xxm.

1 He prophesieth a restoration of the scattered Jlock.
5 Christ shall rule and save them. 9 Agaiiut false
prophets, 33 and mockers of the true prophets.

WO " be unto the pastors that destroy
and scatter the sheep of my pasture !
saith the Lord.

2 Therefore thus Saith the Lord God of
Israel against the pastors that feed my people ;^
Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them
away, and have not visited them : '•behold,
1 will visit upon you the evil of your doings,
saith the Lord.

3 And "1 will gather the remnant of my
flock out of all countries whither I have

f 2 Kings
24. 15.
2 Chron. 36.

t Heb.
lift up their
ch. 44. 14.

g Ps. 31. 12.

ch. 48. 38.
Hos. 8. 8.

h Deut. 32.


Isai. 1. 2. &.

34. 1.

Mic. 1. 2.

i See

1 Chron. 3.
16, 17.
Matt. 1. 12.

k ch. 36 30.

Before |


a ch. 10. 21.
& 22.22.
Ezek. 34. 2.

b Exod. 32.

c ch. 32. 37.
Ezek. 34. 13,

d ch. 3. 15.
Ezek. 34. 23,

e Isai. 4. 2.
& 11. 1.&
40. 10, 11.
ch. 33. 14,
15, 16.
Dan. 9. 24.
Zech. 3. 8.
& 6. 12.
John 1. 45.
f Ps. 72. 2.
Isai. 32. 1,
18. & 9. 7.

Zech. 14. 11.
h ch. 32. 37.
i ch. 33. 16.
1 Cor. 1. 30.
t heb.

k ch. 16. 14,

I Isai. 43. 5,


ver. 3.

m See Hab.
3. 16.

n ch..'i.7.

8. &

n Hos. 9. »,


II Or.


p ch. 0. 10.

& 12. 4.

II Or,


n ch. 6. 13.
& 8. 10.
Zeph. 3. 4.
r ch. 7. 30.
& 11. 15.
Ezek. 8. 11.
& 23. 3U.
s Ps. 35. 6.
Prov. 4. 19.
ch. 13. 16.

tch. 11.23.

an absurd
t Hob.
u ch. 2. 8.
X Isai. 9. 16.

II Or,
y ch. 29. 23.
z ver. 26.

a Ezek. 13.

b Deut. 32.


Isai. 1. 9, 10.

c cli. 8. 14.
& 9. 15.

II Or,

A restoration of the scattered floch.

driven them, and will bring them again to
their folds; and they shall be fruitful and

4 And I Avill set up ^ shepherds over them,
which shall feed them : and they shall fear
no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they
be lacking, saith the Lord.

5 H Behold, nhe days come, saith the
Lord, that I will raise unto David a right-
eous Branch, and a King shall reign and
prosper, ^and shall execute judgment and
justice in the earth.

6 sin his days Judah shall be saved, and
Israel ''shall dwell safely: and 'this is his
name whereby he shall be called, t THE

7 Therefore, behold, ''the days come, saith
the Lord, that they shall no more say. The
Lord liveth, which brought up the children
of Israel out of the land of Egypt ;

8 But, the Lord liveth, which brought
up and which led the seed of the house of
Israel out of the north "country, ' and from
all countries whither I had driven them; and
they shall dwell in their own land.

9 IT Mine heart within me is broken be-
cause of the prophets ; ■" all my bones shake ;
I am like a drunken man, and like a man
whom wine hath overcome, because of the
Lord, and because of the words of his

10 For "the land is full of adulterers ; for
° because of || swearing the land mourneth ;
Pthe pleasant places of the wilderness are
dried up, and their |1 course is evil, and their
force is not right.

1 1 For 1 both prophet and priest are pro-
fane; yea, 'in my house have I found their
wickedness, saith the Lord.

12 ^ Wherefore their way shall be unto
them as slippery ways in the darkness : they
shall be driven on, and fall therein : for
I 'will bring evil upon them, even the year
of their visitation, saith the Lord.

13 And I have seen || f folly in the pro-
phets of Samaria; "they prophesied in Baal,
and '^ caused my people Israel to err.

14 I have seen also in the prophets of
Jerusalem || an horrible thing : y they com-
mit adultery, and ^ walk in lies : they
''■ strengthen also the hands of evil-doers,
that none doth return from his wickedness :
they are all of them unto me as ^ Sodom,
and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.

15 Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts
concerning the prophets ; Behold, I will feed
them with "= wormwood, and make them drink
the water of gall : for from the prophets of
Jerusalem is || profaneness gone forth into all
the land.


God's fearful judgments

» 16 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Hearken
not unto the words of the prophets that
prophesy unto you: they make you vain:
^ they speak a vision of their own heart, and
not out of the mouth of the Lord.

17 They say still unto them that despise
me. The Lord hath said, «Ye shall have
peace; and they say unto every one that
walketh after the || imagination of his own
lieart, *"No evil shall come upon you.

18 For ffwho hath stood in the || counsel
of the Lord, and hath perceived and heard
his word ? who hath marked his word, and
heard it?

19 Behold, a •> whirlwind of the Lord is
gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind :
it shall fall grievously upon the head of the

20 The 'anger of the Lord shall not re-
turn, until he have executed, and till he have
performed the thoughts of his heart: ''in the
latter days ye shall consider it perfectly.

21 'I have not sent these prophets, yet
they ran ; I have not spoken to them, yet
they prophesied.

22 But if they had ™ stood in my counsel,
and had caused my people to hear my words,
then they should have "turned them from
their evil way, and from the evil of their

23 Am I a God at hand, saith the Lord,
and not a God afar off?

24 Can any "hide himself in secret places
that I shall not see him? saitH the Lord,
pDo not I fill heaven and earth? saith the

25 I have heard what the prophets said,
that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have
dreamed, I have dreamed.

26 How long shall this be in the heart of
the prophets that prophesy lies ? yea, they are
prophets of the deceit of their own heart ;

27 Which think to cause my people to
forget my name by their dreams which they
tell every man to his neighbour, las their
fathers have forgotten my name for Baal.

28 The prophet t that hath a dream, let him
tell a dream ; and he that hath my word, let
him speak my word faithfully. What is the
chaff to the wheat? saith the Lord..

29 Is not my word like as a fire ? saith
the Lord; and like a hammer that breaketh
the rock in pieces ?

30 Therefore behold, "■ I am against the
prophets, saith the Lord, that steal my
words every one from his neighbour.

31 Behold, I am against the prophets,
saith the Lord, || that use their tongues, and
say, He saith.

32 Behold, I am against them that pro-




d ch. 14. 14.
vor. 21.

e ch. 6. 14.

& a 11.

Ezck. 13. 10.
Zech. 10.2.

II Or,

fMio.3. 11.
e Job 15. 8.

I Cor. 2. 18.

II Or,

h ch. 25. 32.

ch. 30. 24.

1 ch. 14. 14.
& 27. 15. &
29. 9.

m ver. 18.

n Jer. 25. 5.

o Pa. 139. 7.

Amos 9. 2,

1 Kings
. 27.
Ps. 139. 7.

jdg. '
I. M,

t Heb.
with whom

r Deut. 18.


ch. 14. 14,


II Or,

that smooth



about 599,

8 Zeph 3. 4.

t Mai. 1. 1.
u ver. 39.

t Hob.
visit upon.

I Hos. 4. fi.
y ver. 33.

z ch.20. 11

about 593.
a Amos 7. 1,
4. & 8. 1.

b 2 Kings
24. 12, &c.
2 Chron. 36.

c See
cb. 22. 24,
&:c. St, 29. 3.

T Heb.
jfor badness.

against false propheti.

phesy false dreams, saith the Lord, and do
tell them, and cause my people to err by
their lies, and by nheir lightness; yet I sent
them not, nor conmianded them : therefore
they shall not profit this people at all, saith
the Lord.

33 1 And when this people, or the prophet,
or a priest, shall ask thee, saying. What is
Hhe burden of the Lord ? thou shalt then say
unto them. What burden? "I will even for-
sake you, saith the Lord.

34 And as for the prophet, and the priest,
and the people, that shall say. The burden
of the Lord, I will even t punish that man
and his house.

35 Thus shall ye say every one to his
neighbour, and every one to his brother,
What hath the Lord answered ? and. What
hath the Lord spoken?

36 And the burden of the Lord shall ye
mention no more : for every man's word shall
be his burden ; for ye have perverted the
words of the living God, of the Lord of
hosts our God.

37 Thus shalt thou say to the prophet,
What hath the Lord answered thee ? and,
What hath the Lord spoken ?

38 But since ye say. The burden of the
Lord ; therefore thus saith the Lord ; Be-
cause ye say this word. The burden of the
Lord, and I have sent unto you, saying. Ye
shall not say. The burden of the Lord :

39 Therefore behold, I, even I, ^'will
utterly forget you, and y I will forsake you,
and the city that I gave you and your fathers,
and cast you out of my presence :

40 And I will bring ^ an everlasting re-
proach upon you, and a perpetual shame,
which shall not be forgotten.


1 Under the type of good and bad figs, 4 he foresheweth
the restoration of them that were in captivity, 8 and
the desolation of Zedekiah and the rest.

THE ''Lord shewed me, and behold, two
baskets of figs were set before the temple
of the Lord, after that Nebuchadrezzar ''king
of Babylon had carried away captive "^ Jeco-
niah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah,
and the princes of Judah, with the carpenters
and smiths, from Jerusalem, and had brought
them to Babylon. .

2 One basket had very good figs, even like
the figs that are first ripe : and the other
basket had very naughty figs, which could
not be eaten, t they were so bad.

3 Then said the Lord unto me, What
seest thou, Jeremiah ? and I said, Figs ; the
good figs, very good ; and the evil, very evil,
that cannot be eaten, they are so evil.


The type of good and bad Jigs.

4 IT Again the word of the Lord came
unto me, saying,

5 Thus saith the Lord, the God of
Israel ; Like these good figs, so will I ac-
knowledge tthem that are carried away
captive of Judah, whom I have sent out of
this place into the land of the Chaldeans for
their good.

6 For I will set mine eyes upon them for
good, and ^ I will bring them again to this
land : and «I will build them, and not pull
them down ; and I will plant them, and not
pluck them up.

7 And I will give them ^an heart to
know me, that I am the Lord : and they
shall be &my people, and I will be their God :
for they shall return' unto me '•with their
whole heart.

8 IT And as the evil 'figs, which cannot be
eaten, they are so evil ; surely thus saith the
Lord, So will I give Zedekiah the king of
Judah, and his princes, and the residue of
Jerusalem, that remain in this land, and
''them that dwell in the land of Egypt:

9 And I will deliver them f to 'be removed
into all the kingdoms of the earth for their
hurt, " ^0 6e a reproach and a proverb, a

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