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same year in the seventh month.

CHAP. XXIX.

1 Jeremiah sendeth a letter to tne captives in Babylon, to
he quiet there, 8 and not to believe the dreams of their
prophets, 10 and that they shall return with grace after
seventy years. 15 He foretelleth the destruction of the
rest for their disobedience. 20 He sheweth the fearful
end of Ahab and Zedekiah, two lying prophets. 24 She-
maiah tvriteth a letter against Jeremiah. 30 Jeremi-
ah readeth his doom.

"VrOW these are the words of the letter
_l\ that Jeremiah the prophet sent from
Jerusalem unto the residue of the elders
which were carried away captives, and to the
priests, and to the prophets, and to all the
people whom Nebuchadnezzar had carried
away captive from Jerusalem to Babylon ;
2 (After that ^Jeconiah the king, and th
queen, and the || eunuchs, the princes of



JEREMIAH.



Before
CHRIST
abuut 596.



e Deut. 18.
22.



g ch. 27. 7.



h Deut 28.

48.

ch. 27. 4, 7.



i ch. 27. 6.



k ch. 29. 31.
Ezek. 13.22.



1 Dent. 13. 5.
ch. 29. 32.
t Heb.
revolt.

about 595.



about 599.



a 2 Kingg
2-1. !2, tc.
ch. 22. 2G.
& 28. 4.
II Or,
ehaviher-
tains.



Before
CHRIST
about 599.



c Ezra 6. 10.
1 Tim. 2. 2.



d ch. 14. 14.

fc 23. 21. &
27. 14, 15.
Ephes. 5. 6.

e vcr. 31.
t Heb.
in a lie.



about 606.

f 2 Chron.
36. 21. 22.
Ezrnl. 1.
cli. 25. 12.
& 27. 22.
Dan. 9. 2.



t Heb.
enrt and ex-
pectation.



B Dan. 9. 3,



h Lev. 26.

39, 40. &c.

Deut 30. 1,

&c.

i ch. 24. 7.



k Dcut. 4. 7.
Ps 32. 6, &
46.1.
Igai. 55. 6.

1 cli. 23. 3. 8.
& 30. 3. &
32. 37.



Jeremiah! s letter to the captive Jews.

Judah and Jerusalem, and the carpenters,
and the smiths, were departed from Jeru-
salem ;)

3 By the hand of Elasah the son of Sha-
phan, and Gemariah the son of Hilkiah,
(whom Zedekiah king of Judah sent unto
Babylon to Nebuchadnezzar king of Baby-
lon) saying,

4 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of
Israel, unto all that are carried away cap-
tives, whom I have caused to be carried away
from Jerusalem unto Babylon ;

5 ''Build ye houses, and dwell in them;
and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them ;

6 Take ye wives, and beget sons and daugh-
ters ; and take wives for your sons, and give
your daughters to husbands, that they may
bear sons and daughters ; that ye may be in-
creased there, and not diminished.

7 And seek the peace of the city whither
I have caused you to be carried away cap-
tives, <= and pray unto the Lord for it : for
in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.

8 HFor thus saith the Lord of hosts, the
God of Israel ; Let not your prophets and
your diviners, that he in the midst of you,
•^ deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams
which ye cause to be dreamed.

9 ^For they prophesy t falsely unto you in
my name : I have not sent them, saith the
Lord.

10 IT For thus saith the Lord, That after
*" seventy years be accomplished at Babylon
I will visit you, and perform my good word
toward you, in causing you to return to this
place.

11 For I know the thoughts that I think
toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of
peace, and not of evil, to give you an f ex-
pected end.

12 Then shall ye e call upon me, and ye
shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken
unto you.

13 And ''ye shall seek me, and find me,
when ye shall search for me ' wifh all your
heart.

14 And ''I will be found of you, saith the
Lord : and I will turn away your captivity,
and 'I will gather you from all the nations,
and from all the places whither I have driven
you, saith the Lord ; and I will bring you
again into the place whence I caused you to
be carried away captive.

15 H Because ye have said. The Lord hath
raised us up prophets in Babylon ;

16 Know that thus saith the Lord of the
king that sitteth upon the throne of David,
and of all the people that dwelleth in this
city, and of your brethren that are not gone
forth with you into captivity ;

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Nehelamite, saying,

25 Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, the
God of Israel, saying. Because thou hast
sent letters in thy name unto all the people
that are at Jerusalem, "and to Zephaniah
the son of Maaseiah the priest, and to all
the priests, saying,

26 The Lord hath made thee priest in the
stead of Jehoiada the priest, that ye should
be ^officers in the house of the Lord, for
every man that is ymad, and maketh himself
a prophet, that thou shouldest ''put him in
prison, and in the stocks.

27 Now therefore why hast thou not re-
proved Jeremiah of Anathoth, which maketh
himself a prophet to you?

28 For therefore he sent unto us in Baby-
Ion, saying, This captivity is long: "build ye
houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens,
and eat the fruit of them.



Before
CHRIST

about C06.



m ch. !24. 10.
n ch. 34. 8.



o Deut S8.

25.

2 Chron. S9.

8.

ch. 15. 4. tc.

■24. 9. & 34.

17.

tHob.

for a curse,

p ch. 26. 6.

ch. 42. 18.



I ch. 25. 4.
L 32. 33.



T Seo Gen.
48. 20.
bai. 65. 15.



s Dan. 3. 6



59a



II Or,
dreamer.



2Klsgg
25. 18.
on. 21. 1.



X ch. 20. 1.

y 2 Kinga
6. 11.

Acts 26. 24.
z ch. 20. 2



a vet. 5,



Before
CHRIST-

about 606.



b ch. 28. 15.



c ch. 28. 16.



t Hcb.
revolt.



The fearful end of Ahab and Zedekiah. CHAP. XXX.

17 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Behold,
I will send upon them the " sword, the fa-
mine, and the pestilence, and will make them
like "vile figs, that cannot be eaten, they are
so evil.

18 And I will persecute them with the
sword, with the famine, and with the pesti-
lence, and "will deliver them to be removed
to all the kingdoms of the earth, t to be p a
curse, and an astonishment, and an hissing,
and a reproach, among all the nations whither
I have driven them :

19 Because they have not hearkened to my
words, saith the Lord, which ^I sent unto
them by my servants the prophets, rising up
early and sending them; but ye would not
hear, saith the Lord.

20 IT Hear ye therefore the word of the
Lord, all ye of the captivity, whom I have
sent from Jerusalem to Babylon :

21 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the
God of Israel, of Ahab the son of Kola-
iah, and of Zedekiah ' the son of Maasei-
ah, which prophesy a lie unto you in my
name ; Behold, I will deliver them into the
hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Baby-
Ion ; and he shall slay them before your
eyes;

22 ■'And of them shall be taken up a curse
by all the captivity of Judah which are in
Babylon, saying. The Lord make thee like
Zedekiah and like Ahab, "whom the king of
Babylon roasted in the fire ;

23 Because Hhey have committed villany
in Israel, and have committed adultery with
their neighbours' wives, and have spoken
lying words in my name, which I have not
commanded them ; even I know, and am a
witness, saith the Lord.

24 II Thus shalt thou also speak to Shema-
iah the



a vor. 18.

ch. 32 44.

Ezek.39.25.

Am OB 9. 14,

15.

b ch. 16. 15.



11 Or,. ^
there iR/tfar
and not
peace.

t Mel).
a male.



c ch. 4. 31.
&6.24.



d Joel 2. 11,

31.

Amo9 5. 18.

Zeph.l. 14,

&c.

e Dan. 12. 1.



f Isaj. 55. 3,

4.

Ezek.34.23.

& 37. 24.

Ho9. 3. 5.

e Luke 1.

69.

Acta 2. 30.

& 13. 23.

h Isai. 41.

13. & 43. 5.

tc 44. 2.

ch. 46. 27,

28.

i ch. 3. la



The return of the Jews foreshewn.

29 And Zephaniah the priest read this
letter in the ears of Jeremiah the prophet.

30 H Then came the word of the Lord
unto Jeremiah, saying,

31 Send to all them of the captivity,
saying. Thus saith the Lord concerning
Shemaiah the Nehelamite ; Because that
Shemaiah hath prophesied unto you, ""and
I sent him not, and he caused you to trust
in a lie : t

32 Therefore thus saith the Lord ; Be-
hold, I will punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite,
and his seed : he shall not have a man to
dwell among this people ; neither shall he
behold the good that I will do for my people,
saith the Lord; « because he hath taught
t rebellion against the Lord.

CHAP. XXX.

1 God sheweth Jeremiah the return of the Jews. 4 After
their trouble they shall have deliverance. 10 He com-
forteth Jacob. 18 Their return shaU be gracious
20 Wrath shall fall on the wicked.

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

2 Thus speaketh the Lord God of Israel,
saying. Write thee all the words that I have
spoken unto thee in a book.

3 For lo, the days come, saith the Lori>,
that *I will bring again the captivity of my
people Israel and Judah, saith the Lord :
••and I will cause them to return to the land
that I gave to their fathers, and they shall
possess it.

4 IT And these are the words that the
Lord spake concerning Israel, and concern-
ing Judah.

5 For thus saith the Lord; We have
heard a voice of trembling, || of fear, and not
of peace.

6 Ask ye now, and see whether t a man
doth travail with child ? wherefore do I see
every man with his hands on his loins, " as
a woman in travail, and all faces are turned
into paleness?

7 ^Alas! for that day is great, «so that
none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's
trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.

8 For it shall come to pass in that day,
saith the Lord of hosts, that I will break
his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst
thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve
themselves of him :

9 But they shall serve the Lord their
God, and ^ David their king, whom I will
s raise up unto them. •

10 IT Therefore •'fear thou not, O my ser-
vant Jacob, saith the Lord; neither be dis-
mayed, O Israel : for lo, I will save thee
from afar, and thy seed 'from the land of

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A gracious return promised.

their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and
shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall
make him afraid.

11 For I am with thee, saith the Lord,
to save thee : ''though I make a full end of
all nations -whither I have scattered thee,

yet will I not make a full end of thee : but I
will correct thee " in measure, and will riot
leave thee altogether unpunished.

12 For thus saith the Lord, "Thy bruise
is incurable, and thy wound is grievous.

13 There is none to plead thy cause, fthat
thou mayest be bound up : °thou hast no
healing medicines.

14 P All thy lovers have forgotten thee ;
they seek thee not; for I have wounded thee
with the wound lof an enemy, with the
chastisement 'of a cruel one, for the multi-
tude of thine iniquity ; ^ because thy sins were
increased.

15 Why'criest thou for thine affliction?
thy sorrow is incurable for the multitude of
thine iniquity : because thy sins were in-
creased, I have done these things urito thee.

16 Therefore all they that devour thee
"shall be devoured ; and all thine adversaries,
every one of them shall go into captivity;
and they that spoil thee shall be a spoil,
and all that prey upon thee will I give for a
prey.

17 ^ For I will restore health unto thee,
and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the
Lord ; because they called thee an Outcast,
saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh
after.

18 IT Thus saith the Lord; Behold, yl
will bring again the captivity of Jacob's
tents, and ^have mercy on his dwelling-places ;
and the city shall be builded upon her own
II heap, and the palace shall remain after the
manner thereof.

19 And ''out of them shall proceed thanks-
giving and the voice of them that make mer-
ry : •> and I will multiply them, and they shall
not be few ; I will also glorify them, and they
shall not be small.

20 Their children also shall be "as afore-
time, and their congregation shall be esta-
blished before me, and Lwill punish all that
oppress them.

21 And their nobles shall be of themselves,
^and their governor shall proceed from the
midst of them; and I will «= cause him to
draw near, and he shall approach unto me :
for who is this that engaged his heart to
approach unto me ? saith the Lord.

22 And ye shall be ""my people, and I will
be your God.

23 Behold, the s whirlwind of the Lord
goeth forth with fury, a f continuing whirl-



JEREMIAH.



Before
CHRIST

about G06.



1 ch. 4. 27.

m Pa. 6. 1.

Inai. 27. 8.
ch. 10. 24. &
46.28.
n 2 Chron.
36. 16.
ch. 15. 18.



tHeb.
for binding
up, Olf



p Lam. 1. 2.



g Job 13. 24.
&. 16. 9. &
19. 11.
I Job 30. 21.

B ch. 5. 6.



Berote '
CHRIST
about COG.



u Exod. 23.

22

Isii. 33. 1.

&.41.11.

ch. 10. 25.



y ver. 3,
ch. 33. 7. 11.



z Pb. 102. 13.



[I Or.
'ittle hill.



al3ai.35.10.
&51. 11.
ch. 31. 4,12,
13. & 33. 10,
11.
bZeeh.10.8.



o Isai. 1. 26.



d Gen. 49.

10.

Numb. 16.

5.



f ch. 24. 7.
& 31. 1, 33.
&32. 38.
Ezok.11.20.
& 36. 28.
& 37. 27.
e oh. 23. 19,
20. & 35. 3i.
t fleb.
cuttinS'



II Or,
remain.



h Gen. 49. 1.



a ch. 30. 24.
bch. 30.22.



c Numb. 10.
33.

De'ut. 1. 33.
Ps. 95. 11.
laai. 63. 14.
t Heb.
from afar.
d Mai. 1. 2.

e Rom. 11.

28,29.

kaoe I ex-
tended lov-
ing-kind'
vess unto
thee.

f Hos.11.4.
c ch. 33. 7.
h Exod. 15.
20.

Juds. 11. 34.
Pa. I49. 3.
li Or,
timbrels.

i Isai.65.21.
AmOB 9. 14.



t Heb.
profane
them,

Deut. SO. 6.
& 28. 30.



k Isai. 2. 3.
Mic. 4. 2.



1 Isai. 12. 5.
6.



m ch. 3. 12,
18. & 23. 8.
n Ezelt. 20.
34, 41. & 34.
13.



o Ps. 126. 5,
6.

ch. 50. 4.
11 Or,
favours.
Zech. 12. 10.
p Isai. 35. 8.
& 43. 19. &
49. 10, 11.



q E.\od. 4.
23.



r Isai. 40.
11.

Ezck. 34.
12, 13, 14.



s Isai. 44.'

23. & 48. 20.
t Isai. 49.

24, 25.



The restoration of Israel.

wind : it shall || fall with pain upon the head
of the wicked.

24 The fierce anger of the Lord shall not
return, until he have done it, and until he
have performed the intents of his heart : *'in
the latter days ye shall corisider it.

CHAP. XXXL

1 The restoration of Israel. 10 The publication thereof .
ISRachel mourningis comforted. ISEphraim repent-
ing is brought home again. 22 Christ is promised.
27 His care over the church. 31 His new covenant.
35 The stability, 38 and amplitude of the church.

AT " the same time, saith the Lord, '•will
I be the God of all the families of Israel,
and they shall be my people.

2 Thus saith the Lord, The people which
were left of the sword found grace in the
wilderness; even Israel, when "=1 went to
cause him to rest.

3 The Lord hath appeared t of old unto
me, saying, Yea, "^I have loved thee with
<= an everlasting love : therefore || with loving-
kindness have I f drawn thee.

4 Again s J will build thee, and thou shalt
be built, O virgin of Israel : thou shalt again
be adorned with thy ■• 1| tabrets, and shalt
go forth in the dances of them that make
merry.

5 ' Thou shalt yet plant vines upon the
mountains of Samaria : the planters shall
plant, and shall t eat them as common things.

6 For there shall be a day, that the watch-
men upon the mount Ephraim shall cry,
''Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto
the Lord our God.

7 For thus saith the Lord; 'Sing with
gladness for Jacob, and shout among the
chief of the nations : publish ye, praise ye,
and say, O Lord, save thy people, the rem-
nant of Israel.

8 Behold, I will bring them "from the
north country, and " gather them from the
coasts of the earth, and with them the blind
and the lame, the woman with child and her
that travaileth with child together : a great
company shall return thither.

9 ° They shall come with weeping, and
with II supplications will I lead them ; I will
cause them to walk rby the rivers of waters
in a straight way, wherein they shall not
stumble : for I am a father to Israel, and
Ephraim is my i first-born.

10 IT Hear the word of the Lord, O ye
nations, and declare it in the isles afar off,
and say. He that scattered Israel ''will gather
him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his
flock.

11 For nhe Lord hath redeemed Jacob,
and ransomed him 'from the hand of him
that was stronger than he.

GfyO



Rachel mourning h comforted.

12 Therefore they shall come and sing in
"the height of Zion, and shall floHv together
to ^the goodness of the LoiRii, Ifoi* wheat,
and for wine, and for oil, and for the young
of the flock and of the herd : and their soul
shall be as a y watered garden; ^and they
shall not sorrow any more at all.

13 Then shall the virgin rejoice in the
dance, both young men and old together : for
I will turn their mourning into joy, and will
comfort them, and make them rejoice from
their sorrow.

14 And I will satiate the soul of the priests
with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied
with my goodness, saith the Lord.

15 If Thus saith the Lokd; ■'.A voice was
heard in ''Ramah, lamentation, and bitter
wefepihg ; Rachel weeping for her children
refused to be comforted for her children, be-
cause "they were not.

i 16 Thus saith the Lord; Refrain thy

'Voice from weeping, and thine eyes from

tears : for thy work shall be rewarded, saith

the. Lord; and ^they shall come again from

the land of the enemy.

17 And there is hope in thine end, saith
the LoRb, that thy children shall come again
to their own border.

18 HI have surely heard Ephraim be-
moaning himself thus ; Thou hast chastised
me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unac-
customed to the yoke : " turn thou me, and
I shall be turned; for thou art the Lord
my God.

19 Surely *■ after that I was turned, I re-
pented ; and after that I was instructed, I
smote upon my thigh : I was ashamed, yea,
even confounded, because I did bear the
reproach of my youth,

20 7s Ephraim my dear son ? is he a plea-
sant child ? for since I spake against him, I
do earnestly remember him still: e therefore
my bowels fare troubled for him ; ■'I will
surely have mercy upon him, saith the Lord.

21 Set thee up way-marks, make thee
■high heaps : 'set thy heart toward the high-
way, even the way which thou wentest : turn
again, O virgin of Israel, turn again to these
.thy citiesw

. 22 1[;How long wilt thou ''go about, O
•thou 1 backsliding daughter ? for the Lord
hath created a new thing in the e^rth, A
woman shall compass a man. i

23 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the
God of Israel; As yet they shall. Use this
speech in the land of Judah and'in thfe cities
thereof, when I shall bring again their cap-
;tivity; "The Lonn, bless. thee,- Q, habitation
jof justice, and "mountain of holiness.
: 24 And there shall dwell in Judah itself,



GHAP. XXXI.



Before
CHRIST
about 606.



u Ezok. 17.
23. &. 20. 40
X Hoi. 3. S.



r Isiii. 58.

11.

z laai. 35.

10. & 65. 19.

Rev. 31. 4.



a Matt. 2.
17, 18.
b Josh. IS.
25.



e Gen. 43.
13.



d ver. 4, 5,
Ezra 1. 5.
Hob. 1. 11.



e Lam. 5.
21.



fDoat. 30.
2.



S Deut 32.

36.

Isai. 63. 15.

Hos. 11. 8.

l Heb.

sound.

h Isai. 57.

18.

Hos. 14. 4.

i ch. 50. 5.



k ch. 2. 18,

23,36.

I ch. 3. 6, 8,

11, 12, 14,

22.



m Pb. 122.

5, 6, 7, 8.
Isai. 1. 28.
n Zech. 8.
3.



BeFore
CHRIST
about 606.



o ch. 33.12,
13.



p Ezek. 30.
6, 10, 11.
Hos. 2. 23.
Zech. 10, 9.



q ch. 44. 27.
r ch. 1. 10.
& 18. 7.



B ch. 24. 6.



t Ezek. 18.
2, 3.



n Gal. 6. 5,

7.



I ch.32. 40.
& 33. 14.
Ezek. 37. 26.
Hebr. 8. 8.
—12. & 10.
16, 17.



r Dout. 1.
31.



should I
have conti-
nued a hus-
band unto
them?
z ch. 32. 40.



a Pg. 40. 8.
Ezek. 11. J9,

20 8i.36.26,

27.

2 Cor. 3. 3.

b rh. 24. 7.

& 30. 23. &



:c Isai. 54.

13.

John 6 45.

1 Cor. 2. 10.

1 John 2. 20.



d ch. 33. 8.
& 50. 20.
Mic. 7. 18.
Acts 10. 43.
& 13. 39.
Rom. 11. 27.
e Gen. 1. 16.
Pb. 72. 5, 17.
& 89. 2, 36,
37. & 119.
89.

f Isai. 51. 15.
gch.10.16.



h Fs. 148. 6.

Isai. 54. 9,

10.

ch. 33. 20.



i ch. 33. 22.



Christ's care over the church.

and "in all the cities thereof together, hus-
bandmen, and they that go forth with flocks.

25 For I have satiated the weary soul, and
I have replenished every sorrowful soul.

26 Upon this I awaked, and beheld ; and
my sleep was sweet unto me.

27 IF Behold, the days come, saith the
Lord, that pI will sow the house of Israel
and the house of Judah with the seed of
man, and with the seed of beast.

28 And it shall come to pass, that like as
I have 1 watched over them, ■■ to pluck up,
and to break down, and to throw down, and
to destroy, and to afflict; so will I watch
over them, " to build and to plant, saith the
Lord.

29 ' In those days they shall say no more,
The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the
children's teeth are set on edge.

30 " But every one shall die for his own
iniquity: every man that eateth the sour
grape, his teeth shall be set on edge.

31 H Behold, the ^days come, saith the
Lord, that I will make a new covenant with
the house of Israel, and with the house of
Judah :

32 Not according to the covenant that I
made with their fathers, in the day that yj
took them by the hand to bring them out of
the land of Egypt ; which my covenant they
brake, || although I was an husband unto them,
saith the Lord :

33 '^ But this shall he the covenant that I
will make with the house of Israel ; After
those days, saith the Lord, »I wifl put my
law in their inward parts, and write it in
their hearts; ''and will be their God, and
they shall be my people.

34 And they shall teach no more every
man his neighbour, and every man his bro-
ther, saying. Know the Lord : for " they
shall all know me, from the least of them
unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord :
for ^ I will forgive their iniquity, and I will
remember their sin no more.

35 If Thus saith the Lord, « which giveth
the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances
of the moon and of the stars for a light by
night, which divideth ''the sea when the
waves thereof roar; sThe Lord of hosts is
his name :

36 '•If those ordinances depart from before
me, saith the Lord, then the seed of Israel
also shall cease from being a nation before
me for ever.

37 Thus saith the Lord; 'If heaven
above can be measured, and the foundations
of the earth searched out beneath, I will also
cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they
have done, saith the Lord.

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Jeremiah in prison

38 IT Behold, the days come, saith the
Lord, that the city shall be built to the
Lord ■= from the tower of Hananeel unto the
gate of the corner.

39 And 'the measuring line shall yet go
forth over against it upon the hill Gareb, and
shall compass about to Goath.

40 And the whole valley of the dead
bodies, and of the ashes, and all the fields
unto the brook of Kidron, "unto the corner
of the horse-gate toward the east, ° shall he
holy unto the Lord ; it shall not be plucked
up, nor thrown down any more for ever.

CHAP. XXXIL

1 Jeremiah being imprisoned by ZedeKah for his pro-
phecy, 6 buyeth HanameeVs field. 13 Baruch must
preserve the evidences, as tokens of the people's return.
16 Jeremiah in his prayer complaineth to God.
26 God confirmeth the captivity for their sins, 36 and
promiseth a gracious return.

THE word that came to Jeremiah from
the Lord =^in the tenth year of Zedekiah
king of Judah, which was the eighteenth
year of Nebuchadrezzar.

2 For then the king of Babylon's army
besieged Jerusalem : and Jeremiah the pro-
phet was shut up '' in the court of the prison,
which was in the king of Judah's house.

3 For Zedekiah king of Judah had shut
him up, saying. Wherefore dost thou pro-
phesy, and say, Thus saith the Lord, ■= Be-
hold, I will give this city into the hand of
the king of Babylon, and he shall take it ;

4 And Zedekiah king of Judah "^ shall not
escape out of the hand of the Chaldeans, but
shall surely be delivered into the hand of the
king of Babylon, and shall speak with him
mouth to mouth, and his eyes shall behold
his eyes ;

5 And he shall lead Zedekiah to Babylon,
and there shall he be « until I visit him, saith
the Lord: ^ though ye fight with the Chal-
deans, ye shall not prosper ?

6 11 And Jeremiah said, The word of the
Lord came unto me, saying,

7 Behold, Hanameel, the son of Shallum
thine uncle, shall come unto thee, saying,
Buy thee my field that is in Anathoth : for
the e right of redemption is thine to buy i^

8 So Hanameel mine uncle's son came
to me in the court of the prison, according
to the word of the Lord, and said unto me.
Buy my field, I pray thee, that is in Ana-
thoth, which is in the country of Benjamin :
for the right of inheritance is thine, and the
redemption is thine; buy iV for thyself. Then
[ knew that this was the word of the
Lord.

9 And I bought the field of Hanameel



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