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taunt ° and a curse, in all places whither I
shall drive them.

10 And I will send the sword, the famine,
and the pestilence, among them, till they be
consumed from off the land that I gave unto
them and to their fathers.


1 Jeremiah reproving the Jews' disobedience to the pro-
phets, S foretelleth the seventy years' captivity, 12 and
after that, the destruction of Babylon. 15 Under the
type of a cup of wine he foresheweth the destruction
of all nations. 34 The howling of the shepherds.

THE word that came to Jeremiah con-
cerning all the people of Judah "^in the
fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah
king of Judah, that was the first year of
Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon ;

2 The which Jeremiah the prophet spake
unto all the people of Judah, and to all the
inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying,

3 •'From the thirteenth year of Josiah the
son of Amon king of Judah, even unto this
day, that is the three and twentieth year, the
word of the Lord hath come unto me, and
I have spoken unto you, rising early and
speaking ; •= but ye have not hearkened.

4 And the Lord hath sent unto you all
his servants the prophets, "^ rising early and
sending them; but ye have not hearkened,
nor inclined your ear to hear.

5 They said, •= Turn ye again now every
one from his evil way, and from the evil of
your doings, and dwell in the land that the



about 598.

t Heb.
the capti-

A ch. 12. 15.
e ch. 38. 4L
& 33. 7. &
42. 10.

f Dent. 30.


ch. 32. 39.

Ezek. 11. 19.
& 36. 26, 27.
e ch. 30. 22.
& 31. 33. &
.32. 38.
h ch. 29. 13.

k See

ch. 43. &. 44.


for remtm-

in^, or. vez-


1 Deut. 28.

25. 37.

1 Kings 9. 7.

2 Chron. 7.

ch. 15. 4. &

29. 18. & 34.


m Vs. 44. 13,


n ch. 29. 18,



a ch. 36. 1.

bch. 1,2.
From 629.

& 11. 7,8,

10. & 13. 10,

11. & 18. 12.
& 17. 23. &
18. 19. & 19.
15. & 22. 21.
ilch.7. 13,
25. & 26 5.
&29. 19.

e 2 Kings
17. ]3.
ch. 18. 11. &
35. 15.
Jonah 3. 8.






f Deut. 32.


ch. 7. 19. &

32. 30.

g ch. 1. 15.

&43. 10.
See Isai. 44.
28. & 4.5. 1.
ch. 40.2.

1 will causa
to perish
from them.
k Isai. 24. 7.
ch. 7. 34. Sl

Ezek. 26. 13.
Hos. 2. 11.
Rev. 18. 23.
I Eccles. 12.

m 2 Chron.
36. 21. 22.
Ezra 1.1.
ch. 29. 10.
Dan. 9. 2.
* Beginning
about 606.
2 Kings. 24.

about 536.
Ezra 1. 1.
t Heb.
visit upon.
n Isai. 13.
19. & 14. 23.
&21.1, &c.
& 47. 1.
ch. 50. 3, 13,
23, 39, 40,
45. & 51. 25,

o ch. 50. 9.
& 51. 27, 28.
p ch. 50. 41.
q ch. 27. 7.
r ch. 50. 29.
& 51. 6, 24.

s Job 21. 20.
Pa. 75. 8.
Isai. 51.17.-
Rev. 14. 10.

t ch. 51. 7.
Ezek. 23.34.
Noll. 3. 11.

u ver. 9, 11.
X ch. 24. 9.

The seventy years' captivity, and

Lord hath given unto you and to your fa*
thers for ever and ever :

6 And go not after other gods to serve
them, and to worship them, and provoke me
not to anger with the works of your hands;
and I will do you no hurt.

7 Yet ye have not hearkened unto me,
saith the Lord; that ye might <■ provoke me
to anger with the works of your hands to
your own hurt.

8 IT Therefore thus saith the Lord of
hosts ; Because ye have not heard my words,

9 Behold, I will send and take sail the
families of the north, saith the Lord, and
Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, ''my
servant, and will bring them against this
land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and
against all these nations round about, and
will utterly destroy them, and 'make them
an astonishment, and an hissing, and per-
petual desolations.

10 Moreover 1 1 will take from them the
''voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness,
the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of
the bride, ' the sound of the millstones, and
the fight of the. candle.

11 And this whole land shall be a desola-
tion, aw<? an astonishment ; and these nations
shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.

12 H And it shall come to pass, ■" when
* seventy years are accomplished, that I will
t punish the king of Babylon, and that nation,
saith the Lord, for their iniquity, and the
land of the Chaldeans, "and will make it
perpetual desolations.

13 And I will bring upon that land all
my words which I have pronounced against
it, even all that is written in this book, which
Jeremiah hath prophesied against all the

14 ° For many nations p and great kings
shall 1 serve themselves of them also: ""and
I will recompense them according to their
deeds, and according to the works of their
own hands.

15 HFor thus saith the Lord God of
Israel unto me ; Take the ^wine-cup of this
fury at my hand, and cause all the nations, to
whom I send thee, to drink it.

16 And 'they shall drink, and be moved,
and be mad, because of the sword that I will
send among them.

17 Then took I the cup at the Lord's
hand, and made all the nations to drink, unto
Avhom the Lord had sent me :

18 To wit, Jerusalem, and the cities of
Judah, and the kings thereof, and the princes
thereof, to make them "a desolation, an as-
tonishment, an hissing, and ^a curse ; as it is
this day;


destruction of all nations, foretold.

19 yPharaoh king of Egypt, and his ser-
vants, and his princes, and all his people;

20 And all ^ the mingled people, and all
the kings of »the land of Uz, •'and all the
king? of the land of the Philistines, and
Ashkelon, and Azzah, and Ekron, and " the
remnant of Ashdod,

21 ^Edom, and «Moab, and the children
of '"Ammon,

22 And all the kings of s Tyrus, and all
the kings of Zidon, and the kings of the
II isles which are beyond the ''sea,

23 ' Dedan, and Tema, and Buz, and all
I" that are in the utmost corners,

24 And ^all the kings of Arabia, and all
the kings of the ' mingled people that dwell
in the desert,

25 And all the kings of Zimri, and all the
kings of "Elam, and all the kings of the

26 "And all the kings of the north, far
and near, one with another, and all the king-
doms of the world, which are upon the face
of the earth : "and the king of Sheshach shall
drink after them.

27 Therefore thou shalt say unto them,
Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of
Israel; p Drink ye, and "ibe drunken, and
spue, and fall, and rise no more, because of
the sword which I will send among you.

28 And it shall be, if they refuse to take
the cup at thy hand to drink, then shalt
thou say unto them. Thus saith the Lord of
hosts ; Ye shall certainly drink.

29 For lo, 'I begin to bring evil on the
city t ^ which is called by my name, and should
ye be utterly unpunished ? Ye shall not be
unpunished: for *I will call for a sword upon
all the inhabitants of the earth, saith the
Lord of hosts.

30 Therefore prophesy thou against them
all these words, and say unto them. The
Lord shall "roar from on high, and utter his
voice from ^his holy habitation; he shall
mightily roar upon ^his habitation ; he shall
give ^ a shout, as they that tread the grapes,
against all the inhabitants of the earth.

.31 A noise shall come even to the ends of
the earth; for the Lord hath "a controversy
with the nations, ''he will plead with all
flesh ; he will give them that are wicked to
the sword, saith the Lord.

32 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Behold,
evil shall go forth from nation to nation, and
"a great whirlwind shall be raised up from
the coasts of the earth.

33 ^And the slain of the Lord shall
be at that day from one end of the earth
even unto the other end of the earth : they
shall not be ^lamented, ^ neither gathered,


about 606.

y ch.40.2,


z vcr. 24.

a Job 1.1.

bcli.47. 1,

5, 7.

€ Seo
Isui. 20. 1.

d ch. 49.7.

o ch. 48. I.
fch.49. 1.

Sch. 47.4.

11 Or,
resion blf
the sea-side.
li ch. 49. 23.
i ch. 49. a
T Heb.
cut off into
comers, or,
having the
corners of
tlie hair
ch. 9. ^6. &

49. .'12.

k 2 Chron.
9. 14.
I See
ver. 20.
ch.49. 31.&

50. 37.
Ezek. 30. 5.
m ch. 49. 34.
n ch. 50. 9.

d ch. 51. 41.

q Isai. 51.
21. & 63. 6.

r Prov. 11.


ch. 49. 12.

EreB. 9. 6.

Obail. II).

Luke 23. 31.

1 Pet. 4. 17.

t Heb.

won which

rny name is


s Dan. 9. 18,


t Ezek. 38.


II Isai. 42.


Joel 3. IS.

Amoa 1. 2.

xPs. 11.4.

ch. 17. 12.

y 1 Kings

!l. 3.

Ps. 132. 14.

7, Isai. in. 9.

ch. 48. 33.

a ITos. 4. 1.
IMic. 0. 2.
)i Isai. 66.
Joel 3. 2.

c ch. 2.?. 19.

d Isai. 66.

e ch. 16. 4,

fPB.79. 3.
ch. 8. 2.
Kov. 11. 9.


about 606.

r ch. 4. 8. &.

>. 26.

T Heb.
pour days
for siaagh-

t Heb.

a vessel of


t Heb.
jlieht shall
perish from
the shep-
herds, and
front, &-C,
Amos 2. 14.


t Heb.





b Ezek. 3.

Matt 28. 20.
c Acts 20.

ch. 18. 8.
Jonah 3. 8, 9.

f Lev. 26.
14, &c.
Deut. 28. 15.

ech.7. 13,
2.'). & 11.7.
&: 25. 3, 4.

h 1 Sam. 4.
10, 11.
Ps. 7g. 60.
ch. 7. 12, 14.
i [sai. 65. 15.
ch. 24.0.

Jeremiah ezhorteth to repentance.

nor buried; they shall be dung upon the

34 U e Howl, ye shepherds, and cry ; and
wallow yourselves m the ashes, ye principal
of the flock : for tthe days of your slaugh-
ter and of your dispersions are accom-
phshed; and ye shall fall like fa pleasant

35 And fthe shepherds shall have no
way to flee, nor the principal of the flock
to escape.

36 A voice of the cry of the shepherds,
and an howhng of the principal of the flock,
shall he heard: for the Lord hath spoiled
their pasture.

37 And the peaceable habitations are cut
down because of the fierce anger of the

38 He hath forsaken ""his covert, as the
lion : for their land is f desolate because of
the fierceness of the oppressor, and because
of his fierce anger.


1 Jeremiah by promises and threatenings exhorteth to
repentance. 8 He is therefore apprehended, 10 and
arraigned. \\. His apology. \Q He is quit in judg-
ment, by the example of Micah, 20 and of Urijah,
24 and by the care of Ahikam.

IN the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim
the son of Josiah king of Judah came this
word from the Lord, saying,

2 Thus saith the Lord; Stand in ^the
court of the Lord's house, and speak unto
all the cities of Judah, which come to worship
in the Lord's house, ''all the words that
I command thee to speak unto them ; ■= dimi-
nish not a word :

3 ^ If so be they will hearken, and turn
every man from his evil way, that I may
" repent me of the evil, which I purpose to
do unto them because of the evil of their

4 And thou shalt say unto them, Thus
saith the Lord, ""If ye will not hearken to
me to walk in my law, which I have set be-
fore you,

5 To hearken to the words of my servants
the prophets, s whom I sent unto you, both
rising up early, and sending them, but ye
have not hearkened ;

6 Then will I make this house like '' Shi-
loh, and will make this city 'a curse to all
the nations of the earth.

7 So the priests and the prophets and all
the people heard Jeremiah speaking these
words in the house of the Lord.

8 IT Now it came to pass, when Jeremiah
had made an end of speaking all that the
Lord had commanded him to speak unto all
the people, that the priests and the prophets


Jeremiah is apprehended and arraigned. JEREMIAH. The subjection of the neighbouring kings

and all the people took him, saying, Thou
shalt surely die.

9 Why hast thou prophesied in the name
of the Lord, saying, This house shall be
like Shiloh, and this city shall be desolate
without an inhabitant? And all the people
were gathered against Jeremiah in the house
of the Lord.

10 IT When the princes of Judah heard these
things, then they came up from the king's
house unto the house of the Lord, and sat
down II in the entry of the new gate of the
Lord's house,

11 Then spake the priests and the pro-
phets unto the princes and to all the people,
saying, t This man is worthy to die ; ^ for he
hath prophesied against this city, as ye have
heard with your ears.

12 IT Then spake Jeremiah unto all the
princes, and to all the people, saying, The

. Lord sent me to prophesy against this house
and against this city all the words that ye
have heard.

13 Therefore now ' amend your ways and
your doings, and obey the voice of the Lord
your God; and the Lord will ""repent him
of the evil that he hath pronounced against

14 As for me, behold, °I am in your hand :
do with me fas seemethgood and meet unto
you :

15 But know ye for certain, that if ye put
me to death, ye shall surely bring innocent
blood upon yourselves, and upon this city,
and upon the inhabitants thereof: for of a
truth the Lord hath sent me unto you to
speak all these words in your ears.

16 IT Then said the princes and all the
people unto the priests and to the prophets ;
This man is not worthy to die : for he hath
spoken to us in the name of the Lord our

17 ° Then rose up certain of the elders of
the land, and spake to all the assembly of the
people, saying,

18 PMicah the Morasthite prophesied in
the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and
spake to all the people of Judah, saying,
Thus saith the Lord of hosts; iZion shall
be ploughed like a field, and Jerusalem shall
become heaps, and the mountain of the house
the high places of a forest.

19 Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all
Judah put him at all to death ? ''did he not
fear the Lord, and besought fthe Lord,
and the Lord = repented him of the evil
which he had pronounced against them ?
'Thus might we procure great evil against
our souls.

20 And there was also a man that prophe-





about 609.

about 609.

II Or,

at the door*

about 600.

t Heb.
The judg-
ment of
death is for

t Heb.
sous of the

tills vtan.


u 2 Kinga

22. 12, 14.

ch. 39. 14.

1 ch. 7. 3.

m ver. 3, 19.

n ch. 38. 5.

t Heb.

as it is ffood

anil ri^'ht in

your eyes.

a See vcr. 3,
12, 19, 20.

cli. 28. 1.

II Or,

har/i the

Loud said.

b ch. 28. 10,


So Ezek. 4.

1.& 12.3.

& 24. 3. &o.


Ads 5. 34.

II Or, ,



their mas-

tersj say-


p Mic. 1. 1.

about 710.


& 146. li.

Isai. 45. 12.

q Mio. 3. 12.

d Pa. 115. 16.

Dan. 4. 17,

25, 32.

ch. 28. 14.

r 2 Chron.
32. 20.

f ch. 2.5. 9.

&4:i 10.



the face of
(Ae Lord.


e ch. 28. 14.
Dan. 2. 38.

8 Exod. 32.

V>i „,

h 2 Chron.

2 Sam. 24.

36. 20.


i ch. 25. 12.

Acta 5. 39.

& 50. 27.

Dan. 5. 20.

k ch. 25. 14.

sied in the name of the Lord, Urijah the
son of Shemaiah of Kirjath-jearim, who pro-
phesied againstthis city and against this land
according to all the words of Jeremiah :

21 And when Jehoiakim the king with all
his mighty men, and all the princes, heard his
words, the king sought to put him to death :
but when Urijah heard it, he was afraid, and
fled, and went into Egypt ;

22 And Jehoiakim the king sent men into
Egypt, namely, Elnathan the son of Achbor,
and certain men with him into Egypt.

23 And they fetched forth Urijah out of
Egypt, and brought him unto Jehoiakim the
king ; who slew him with the sword, and cast
his dead body into the graves of the f com-
mon people.

24 Nevertheless, "the hand of Ahikam the
son of Shaphan was with Jeremiah, that they
should not give him into the hand of the
people to put him to death.

CHAP. xxvn.

1 Tinder the type of bonds and yokes, he prophesieth the
subduing of the neighbour kings untoNebuchadnezzar.
8 He exhorteth them to yield, and not to believe the
false prophets. 12 The like he doeth to Zedekiah.
19 Jffe foretelleth the remnant of the vessels shall
be carried to Babylon, and there continue until the day
of visitation.

IN the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim
the son of Josiah ^ king of Judah came
this word unto Jeremiah from the Lord,

2 Thus II saith the Lord to me ; Make
thee bonds and yokes, ''and put them upon
thy neck,

3 And send them to the king of Edom,
and to the king of Moab, and to the king of
the Ammonites, and to the king of Tyrus,
and to the king of Zidon, by the hand of
the messengers which come to Jerusalem unto
Zedekiah king of Judah ;

4 And command them || to say unto their
masters. Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the
God of Israel; Thus shall ye say unto your
masters ;

5 "I have made the earth, the man and
the beast that are upon the ground, by my
great power and by my out-stretched arm,
and ^ have given it unto whom it seemed
meet unto me.

6 -^And now have I given all these lands
into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king
of Babylon, ^my servant; and ?the beasts of
the field have I given him also to serve him.

7 ''And all nations shall serve him, and
his son, and his son's son, 'until the very
time of his land come : ^ and then many na-
tions and great kings shall serve themselves
of him.


to Nebuchadnezzar, typified.

8 And it shall come to pass, that the na-
tion and kingdom which will not serve the
same Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon,
and that will not put their neck under the
yoke of the king of Babylon, that nation will
I punish, saith the Lord, with the sword,
and with the famine, and with the pesti-

ence, until I have consumed them by his

9 Therefore hearken not ye to your pro-
phets, nor to your diviners, nor to your
t dreamers, nor to your enchanters, nor to
your sorcerers, which speak unto you, saying,
Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon :

10 ' For they prophesy a he unto you, to
remove you far from your land ; and that
I should drive you out, and ye should

11 But the nations that bring their neck
under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and
serve him, those will I let remain still in
their own land, saith the Lord ; and they
shall till it, and dwell therein.

12 IT I spake also to "Zedekiah king of
Judah according to all these words, saying.
Bring your necks under the yoke of the king
of Babylon, and serve him and his people,
and live.

13 "Why will ye die, thou and thy people,
by the sword, by the famine, and by the
pestilence, as the Lord hath spoken against
the nation that will not serve the king of
Babylon ?

14 Therefore hearken not unto the words
of the prophets that speak unto you, saying,
Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon ; for
they prophesy °a lie unto you.

15 For I have not sent them, saith the
Lord, yet they prophesy t a lie in my name ;
that I might drive y®u out, and that ye might
perish, ye, and the prophets that prophesy
unto you.

16 Also I spake to the priests and to all
this people, saying, Thus saith the Lord ;
Hearken not to the words of your prophets
that prophesy unto you, saying, Behold, Pthe
vessels of the Lord's house shall now shortly
be brought again from Babylon : for they
prophesy a lie unto you.

17 Hearken not unto them; serve the king
of Babylon, and live : wherefore should this
city be laid waste?

18 But if they he prophets, and if the
word of the Lord be with them, let them
now make intercession to the Lord of hosts,
that the vessels which are left in the house of
the Lord, and in the house of the king of
Judah, and at Jerusalem, go not to Babylon.

19 IT For thus saith the Lord of hosts
^ concerning the pillars, and concerning the



about 5Dy.

t Hob.


I vor. 14.

m ch. 28. 1.

n Bzok. 18.

o ch. 14. 14.
& 23. 21. &

29. 8, 9.

't Heb.
m a lie, or»

p 2 Chron
36. 7, 10.
(th. 28.3.
Dan. 1. 2.


about 598.

r 2 Kinfra
24. 14, 15.
cli. 24. 1.

i 2 Kings

25. 13.

2 Chion. 36.


1 2 Chron.

36. 21.


32. 5.

u Ezra 1. 7.

& 7. 19.

about 506.
a ch. 27. 1.

q 2 Kings
25. 13, &c.
ch. 52. 17,
20 31

c ch. 27. 16.
t Heb.
two years
of days.

t Heb. t


d 1 icings

Handniak's false prophecy.

sea, and concerning the bases, and concern-
ing the residue of the vessels that remain in
this city,

20 Which Nebuchadnezzar king of Baby-
lon took not, when he carried away 'captive
Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah
from Jerusalem to Babylon, and all the nobles
of Judah and Jerusalem ;

21 Yea, thus saith the Lord of hosts,
the God of Israel, concerning the vessels
that remain in the house of the Lord^ and
in the house of the king of Judah and of
Jerusalem ;

22 They shall be "carried to Babylon, and
there shall they be until the day that I 'visit
them, saith the Lord ; then " will I bring
them up, and restore them to this place.

CHAP. xxyiiL

1 Hananiah prophesieth falsely the return of the vessels,
and of Jeconiah. ■ 5 Jeremiah, wishiiig it to be true,
sheweth that the event will declare who are true pro-
phets. ViJlananiahhreakethJeremiaKsyoke. 12 Jere-
miah telleth of an iron yoke, 15 and foritelleth Hana-
niah's death.

AND * it came to pass the same year, in
the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah
king of Judah, in the fourth year, and in the
fifth month, that Hananiah the son of Azur
the prophet, which was of Gibeon, spake
unto me in the house of the Lord, in the
presence of the priests, and of all the people,

2 Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, the
God of Israel, saying, I have broken ""the
yoke of the king of Babylon.

3 ''Within ttwo full years will I bring
again into this place all the vessels of the
Lord's house, that Nebuchadnezzar king of
Babylon took away from this place, and car-
ried them to Babylon.

4 And I will bring again to this place Je-
coniah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah,
with all the f captives of Judah, that went
into Babylon, saith the Lord ; for I will
break the yoke of the king of Babylon.

5 IT Then the prophet Jeremiah said unto
the prophet HananiaJi in the presence of the
priests, and in the presence of all the people
that stood in the house of the Lord,

6 Even the prophet Jeremiah said, ^ Amen :
the Lord do so : the Lord perform thy
words which thou hast prophesied, to bring
agam the vessels of the Lord's house, and
all that is carried away captive, from Baby-
lon into this place.

7 Nevertheless, hear thou now this word
that I speak in thine ears, and in the ears of
all the people ; , „

8 The prophets that have been before me
and before tliee of old, prophesied both agamst


HananiahUs death foretold.

many countries, and against great kingdoms,
of war, and of evil, and of pestilence.

9 «The prophet which prophesieth of
peace, when the word of the prophet shall
come to pass, <^en shall the prophet be known,
that the Lord hath truly sent him.

10 IT Then Hananiah the prophet took the
'■yoke from off the prophet Jeremiah's neck,
and brake it.

11 And Hananiah spake in the presence of
all the people, saying. Thus saith the Lord ;
Even so will I break the yoke of Nebuchad-
nezzar king of Babylon efrom the neck of all
nations within the space of two full years.
And the prophet Jeremiah went his way.

12 IF Then the word of the Lord came
unto Jeremiah the prophet, after that Hana-
niah the prophet had broken the yoke from
off the neck of the prophet Jersmiah, say-

13 Go and tell Hananiah, saying, Thus
saith the Lord; Thou hast broken the
yokes of wood ; but thou shalt make for
them yokes of iron.

14 For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the
God of Israel ; '' I have put a yoke of iron
upon the neck of all these nations, that they
may serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon;
and they shall serve him: and 'I have given
him the beasts of the field also.

15 IT Then said the prophet Jeremiah
unto Hananiah the prophet. Hear now,
Hananiah ; the Lord hath not sent thee ;
but ^ thou makest this people to trust in a

16 Therefore thus saith the Lord; Be
hold, I will cast thee from off the face of
the earth : this year thou shalt die, because
thou hast taught ^f rebellion against the

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