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bch.30. 2.

c ch. 25. 15,



e ver. 7.

f ch. 18. 8.
Jonah 3. 8.

e ch. 32. 12.

h See
ch. 45. 1.

the Jews^ disobedience is condemned.

man from his evil way, and amend your
doings, and go not after other gods to serve
them, and ye shall dwell in the land which
I have given to you and to your fathers : but
ye have not inchned your ear, nor hearkened
unto me.

16 Because the sons of Jonadab the son of
Rechab have performed the commandment of
their father, which he commanded them ; but
this people hath not hearkened unto me :

17 Therefore thus saith the Lord God
of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will
bring upon Judah and upon all the inha-
bitants of Jerusalem all the evil that I have
pronounced against them ; ' because I have
spoken unto them, but they have not heard;
and I have called unto them, but they have
not answered.

18 II And Jeremiah said unto the house
of the Rechabites, Thus saith the Lord of
hosts, the God of Israel ; Because ye have
obeyed the commandment of Jonadab your
father, and k^pt all his precepts, and done
according unto all that he hath commanded

19 Therefore thus saith the Lord of
hosts, the God of Israel; f Jonadab the son
of Rechab shall not want a man to " stand
before me for ever.


1 Jeremiah causeth Baruch to write his prophecy, 5 and
publicly to read it. 1 1 The princes, having intelligence
thereof by Michaiah, send Jehudi to fetch the roll, and
read it. 19 They will Baruch and Jeremiah to hide
themselves. 20 The king Jehoiakim, being certified
thereof, hearethpart of it, and burneth the roll. 27 Je-
remiah denounceth his judgment. 32 Baruch writeth
a new copy.

AND it came to pass in the fourth year
of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of
Judah, that this word came unto Jeremiah
from the Lord, saying,

2 Take thee a "roll of a book, and •'write
therein all the words that I have spoken
unto thee against Israel, and against Judah,
and against " all the nations, from the day
I spake unto thee, from the days of "'Josiah,
even unto this day.

3 "It may be that the house of Judah will
hear all the evil which I purpose to do unto
them; that they may '^return every man
from his evil way ; that I may forgive their
iniquity and their sin.

4 Then Jeremiah « called Baruch the son
of Neriah: and ''Baruch wrote from the
mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the
Lord, which he had spoken unto him, upon a
roll of a book.

5 And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, say-
ing, I am shut up, I cannot go into the house
of the Lord :



about 607.

i Lov. 16.
ii9. 4c 23. 27,
Aot»'27. 9.

k Tor. 3.
f Hob.
their suppli-
eation skall


about 606.

about 606.

II Or,
1 ch. 36 10.

m Seo
AmoB 3. IS.

n 2 Kiuga
22. 11.
laai. 36. 22
& 37. 1.

II Or, .
of tlie king.

s ch. 22. 30.

p ch. 22. 19.

t Heb.

visit upon.
ch. 23. 34.

Baruch readetk Jeremiah's prophecy. CHAP. XXXVI.

6 Therefore go thou and read in the roll,
which thou hast written from my mouth, the
words of the Lord in the ears of the people
in the Lord's house upon 'the fasting day :
and also thou shalt read them in the ears
of all Judah that come out of their cities.

7 ''It may be tthey will present their
supplication before the Lord, and will re-
turn every one from his evil way : for great
is the anger and the fury that the Lord
hath pronounced against this people.

8 And Baruch the son of Neriah did
according to all that Jeremiah the prophet
commanded him, reading in the book the
words of the Lord in the Lord's house.

9 And it came to pass in the fifth year of
Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah,
in the ninth month, that they proclaimed
a fast before the Lord to all the people in
Jerusalem, and to all the people that came
from the cities of Judah unto Jerusalem.

10 Then read Baruch in the book the
words of Jeremiah in the house of the
Lord, in the chamber of Gemariah the
son of Shaphan the scribe, in the higher
court, at the || ' entry of the new gate of
the Lord's house, in the ears of all the

11 IT When Michaiah the son of Gemari-
ah, the son of Shaphan, had heard out of the
book all the words of the Lord,

12 Then he went down into the king's
house", into the scribe's chamber : and lo,
all the princes sat there, even Elishama the
scribe, and Delaiah the son of Shemaiah,
and Elnathan the son of Achbor, and Ge-
mariah th^ son of Shaphan, and Zedekiah
the son of"Hananiah, and all the princes.

13 Then Michaiah declared unto them all
the words that he had heard, when Baruch
read the book in the ears of the people.

14 Therefore all the princes sent Jehudi
the son of Nethaniah, the son of Shelemiah,
the son of Cushi, unto Baruch, saying. Take
in thine hand the roll wherein thou hast read
in the ears of the people, and come. So
Baruch the son of Neriah took the roll in
his hand, and came unto them.

15 And they said unto him. Sit down
now, and read it in our ears. So Baruch
read it in their ears.

16 Now it came to pass, when they had
heard all the words, they were afraid both
one and other, and said unto Baruch, We
will surely tell the king of all these words.

17 And they asked Baruch, saying. Tell
us now. How didst thou write all these
words at his mouth ?

18 Then Baruch answered them. He pro-
nounced all these words unto me with bis

The king lurneth the roll.

mouth, and I wrote them with ink in the

19 Then said the princes unto Baruch,
Go, hide thee, thou and Jeremiah; and let
no man know where ye be.

20 IF And they went in to the king into
the court, but they laid up the roll in the
chamber of Elishama the scribe, and told
all the words in the ears of the king.

21 So the king sent Jehudi to fetch the
roll : and he took it out of Elishama the
scribe's chamber. And Jehudi read it in the
ears of the king, and in the ears of all the
princes which stood beside the king.

22 Now the king sat in "the winter-house
in the ninth month : and there was a Jive on
the hearth burning before him.

23 And it came to pass, that when Jehudi
had read three or four leaves, he cut it
with the penknife, and cast it into the fire
that was on the hearth, until all the roll
was consumed in the fire that was on the

24 Yet they were not afraid, nor "rent
their garments, neither the king, nor any of
his servants that heard all these words.

25 Nevertheless Elnathan and Delaiah
and Gemariah had made intercession to the
king that he would not burn the roll : but
he would not hear them.

26 But the king commanded Jerahmeel
the son |{ of Hammelech, artd Seraiah the
son of Azriel, and Shelemiah the son of
Abdeel, to take Baruch the scribe and
Jeremiah the prophet: but the Lord hid

27 IT Then the word of the Lord came
to Jeremiah, after that the king had burned
the roll, and the words which Baruch wrote
at the mouth of Jeremiah, saying,

28 Take thee again another roll, and -
.write in it all the former words that were
in the first roll, vv^hich Jehoiakim the king of
Judah hath burned.

29 And thou shalt say to Jehoiakim king
of Judah, Thus saith the Lord ; Thou hast
burned this roll, saying. Why hast thou
written therein, saying, The king of Baby-
lon shall certainly come and destroy this
land, and shall cause to cease from thence
man and beast?

30 Therefore thus saith the Lord, of
Jehoiakim king of Judah; °He shall have
none to sit upon the throne of David : and
his dead body shall be Pcast out in the day to
the heat, and in the night to the frost.

31 And I will t punish him and his seed
and his servants for their iniquity ; and I
will bring upon them, and upon the mha-
bitants of Jerusalem, and upon the men of


Zedeliiah desireth Jeremiah's prayers.

Judah, all the evil that I have pronounced
against them; but they hearkened not.

32 II Then took Jeremiah another roll,
and gave it to Baruch the scribe, the son
of Neriah; vfho wrote therein from the
mouth of Jeremiah all the vs^ords of the
book which Jehoiakim king of Judah had
burned in the fire : and there were added be-
sides unto them many flike words.


1 The Egyptians having raised the siege of the Chal-
deans, king Zedekiah sendeth to Jeremiah to pray for
the people. 6 Jeremiah prophesieth the Chaldeans' cer-
tain return and victory. \\JIeis taken for a fugitive,
beaten, and put in prison. 16 He assureth Zedekiah
of the captivity. ■ 18 Entreating for his liberty, he ob-
taineth some favour.

AND king ''Zedekiah the son of Josiah
reigned instead of Coniah the son of
Jehoiakim, whom Nebuchadrezzar king of
Babylon made king in the land of Judah.

2 ''But neither he, nor his servants, nor
the people of the land, did hearken unto the
words of the Lord, which he spake t by the
prophet Jeremiah.

3 And Zedekiah the king sent Jehucal the
son of Shelemiah, and ''Zephaniah the son
of Maaseiah the priest to the prophet Jere-
miah, saying, Pray now unto the Lord our
God for us.

4 Now Jeremiah came in and went out
among the people: for they had not put
him into prison.

5 Then ^ Pharaoh's army was come forth
out of Egypt : ^ and when the Chaldeans
that besieged Jerusalem heard tidings of
them, they departed from Jerusalem.

6 H Then came the word of the Lord
unto the prophet Jeremiah, saying,

7 Thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel ;
•Thus shall ye say to the king of Judah, ''that

sent you unto me to inquire of me ; Behold,
Pharaoh's army, which is come forth to help
you, shall return to Egypt into their own

8 e:And the Chaldeans shall come again,
and fight against this city, and take it, and
burn it with fire.

9 Thus saith the Lord ; Deceive not
t yourselves, saying. The Chaldeans shall
surely depart from us : for they shall not

10 ''For though ye had smitten the whole
army of the Chaldeans that fight against you,
and there remained but t wounded men
among them, yet should they rise up every
man in his tent, and burn this city with fire.

11 U ' And it came to pass, that when the
array of the Chaldeans was f broken up
from Jerusalem for fear of Pharaoh's army,^


about 605.

t HeK

aa they.

about S99.
a 2 Kings
24. 17.
2 Ohron. 36.
ch. 22. 24.

b 2 Chron.
36. 12, 14.

t Heb.

by the hand

of the pro-


& 29. 25. &
52. 24.

d See

2 Kings 24.

e ver. 11.
ch. 34. 21.



g ch. 34. 22.

t Hco.


t Heb.

made to

II Oj,

to slip away
from thence
in the midst
of the people.

t Heb.
or, a lie.

I ch. 38. 6.

II Or,


t Heb.
let 7n.u sup

m ch. 32. 2.
& 38. 13, 28.

n ch.38. !

a ch. 37. 3.
bch.21. 1.

c ch. 21. 8.

Jeremiah is imprisoned.

12 Then Jeremiah went forth out of Je-
rusalem to go into the land of Benjamin, [| to
separate himself thence in the midst of the

13 And when he was in the gate of Ben-
jamin, a captain of the ward was there,
whose name was Irijah, the son of Shele-
miah, the son of Hananiah ; and he took
Jeremiah the prophet, saying. Thou falJest
away to the Chaldeans.

14 Then said Jeremiah, It is t false ; I fall
not away to the Chaldeans. But he hearkened
not to him : so Irijah took Jeremiah, and
brought him to the princes.

15 Wherefore the princes were wroth with
Jeremiah, and smote him, ''and put him in
prison in the house of Jonathan the scribe :
for they had made that the prison.

16 IT When Jeremiah was entered into
'the dungeon, and into the || cabins, and
Jeremiah had remained there many days ;

17 Then Zedekiah the king sent, and
took him out : and the king asked him
secretly in his house, and said. Is there any
word from the Lord ? And Jeremiah said,
There is : for, said he, thou shalt be deliv-
ered into the hand of the king of Babylon.

18 Moreover, Jeremiah said unto king
Zedekiah, What have I offended against
thee, or against thy servants, or against this
people, that ye have put me in prison ?

19 Where are now your prophets which
prophesied unto you, saying. The king of
Babylon shall not come against you, nor
against this land?

20 Therefore hear now, I pray thee, O my
lord the king : t let my supplication, I pray
thee, be accepted before thee; thatthou cause
me not to return to the house of Jonathan the
scribe, lest I die there.

21 Then Zedekiah the king commanded
that they should commit Jeremiah "into the
court of the prison, and that they should give
him daily a piece of bread out of the bakers,
street, " until all the bread in the city were
spent. Thus Jeremiah remained in the court
of the prison.

CHAP, xxxvm.

1 Jeremiah, by a false suggestion, is put into the dungeon
of Malchiah. 7 Ebed-melech, by suit, getteth him some
enlargement. 14 Upon secret conference he coujiselleth
the king by yielding to save his life. 24 By the king's
instructions he concealeth the conference from the

THEN Shephatiah the son of Mattan,
and Gedaliah the son of Pashur, and
'^ Jucal the son of Shelemiah, and '' Pashur
the son of Malchiah, " heard the words that
Jeremiah had spoken unto all the people,


Ebed-melecJi maleeth suit for Mm.

■ 2 Thus saith the Lord, ^He that re-
maineth in this city shall die by the sword,
by the famine, and bj^the pestilence: but he
that goeth forth tQ the Chaldeans shall live ;
for he shall have his life for a prey, and shall

3 Thus saith the Lord, « This city shall
surely be given into the hand of the king of
Babylon's army, which shall take it.

4 Therefore the princes said unto the king,
We beseech thee, Het this man be put to
death : for thus he weakeneth the hands of
the men of war that remain in this city, and
the hands of all the people, in speaking such
words unto them : for this man seeketh not
the t welfare of this people, but the hurt.

5 Then Zedekiah the king said. Behold,
he is in your hand : for the king is not he
that can do any thing against you.

6 sThen took they Jeremiah, and cast him
into the dungeon of Malchiah the son || of
Hammelech, that was in the court of the
prison : and they let down Jeremiah with
cords. And in the dungeon there was no
water, but mire : so Jeremiah sunk in the

7 IT ■• Now when Ebed-melech the Ethi-
opian, one of the eunuchs which was in
the king's house, heard that they had put
Jeremiah in the dungeon ; the king then
sitting in the gate of Benjamin ;

8 Ebed-melech went forth out of the
king's house, and spake to the king, saying,

9 My lord the king, these men have done
evil in all that they have done to Jeremiah
the prophet, whom they have cast into the
dungeon ; and f he is like to die for hunger
in the place where he is : for there is no more
bread in the city.

10 Then the king commanded Ebed-
melech the Ethiopian, saying. Take from
hence thirty men f with thee, and take up
Jeremiah the prophet out of the dungeon,
before he die.

11 So Ebed-melech took the men with
him, and went into the house of the king
under the treasury, and took thence old cast
clouts and old rotten rags, and let them down
by cords into the dungeon to Jeremiah.

, 12 And Ebed-melech the Ethiopian said
unto Jeremiah, Put now these old oast clouts
and rotten rags under thine arm-holes under
the cords. And Jeremiah did so.

13 ' So they drew up Jeremiah with cords,
and took him up out of the dungeon : and
Jeremiah remained ^in the court of the

14 IT Then Zedekiah the king sent, and
took Jeremiah the prophet unto him into
the !| third entry that is in the house of the







d ch 31. 9.

ch. 21. 10.
& 32. 3.

ch. 26. 11.

1 1sai. 57.

T Heb.

m 2 Kings
24. 12.
nch.39. 3.

g ch. 37. 21.

II Or,

of the king.

& 34. 3.
ver. 23.

h ch. 39. 16.

p 1 Sam. 31.

he Witt die.

t Heb.

Men of thy

t Heb.

in thy hand.

r ver. 18.

f Heb.
thou Shalt
bum, tt-c.

i ver. 6

k ch. 37. 21

I oh. 37. 20.

II Or,.
Jtrmcipat. '


I will ask


Jeremiah counselleth king Zedekiah.

and the king said unto Jeremiah,
thee a thing ; hide nothing from

15 Then Jeremiah said unto Zedekiah, If
I declare it unto thee, wilt thou not surely
put me to death ? and if I give thee counsel
wilt thou not hearken unto me ?

16 So Zedekiah the king sware secretly
unto Jeremiah, saying. As the Lord liveth,
■ that made us this soul, I will not put thee
to death, neither will I give thee into the
hand of these men that seek thy life.

17 Then said Jeremiah unto Zedekiah,
Thus saith the Lord, the God of hosts,
the God of Israel ; If thou wilt assuredly
" go forth " unto the king of Babylon's
princes, then thy soul shall live, and this
city shall not be burnt with fire ; and thou
shalt live, and thine house :

18 But if thou wilt not go forth to
the king of Babylon's princes, then shall
this city be given into the hand of the
Chaldeans, and they shall burn it with fire,
and "thou shalt not escape out of their

19 And Zedekiah the king said unto
Jeremiah, I am afraid of the Jews that are
fallen to the Chaldeans, lest they deliver me
into their hand, and they Pmock me.

20 But Jeremiah said. They shall not de-
liver thee. Obey, I beseech thee, the voice
of the Lord, which I speak unto thee : so
it shall be well unto thee, and thy soul shall

21 But if thou refuse to go forth, this is
the word that the Lord hath shewed me :

22 And behold, all the women that are
left in the king of Judah's house shall he
brought forth to the king of Babylon's
princes, and those women shall say, t Thy
friends have set thee on^ and have prevailed
against thee : thy feet are sunk in the mire,
and they are turned away back.

23 So they shall bring out all thy wives
and ithy children to the Chaldeans : and 'thou
shalt not escape out of their hand, but shalt
be taken by the hand of the king of Babylon :
and t thou shalt cause this city to be burned
with fire.

24 IT Then said Zedekiah unto Jeremiah,
Let no man know of these words, and thou
shalt not die.

25 But if the princes hear that I have
talked with thee, and they come unto thee,
and say unto thee. Declare unto us now
what thou hast said unto the king, hide it
not from us, and we will not put thee to


death ; also what the king said unto thee :
26 Then thou shalt say unto them, '
presented my supplication before the kmg,

Jerusalem is taken.

that he would not cause me to return 'to
Jonathan's house, to die there.

27 Then came all the princes unto Jere-
miah, and asked him : and he told them ac-
cording to all these words that the king had
commanded. So t they left off speaking with
him ; for the matter was not perceived.

28 So "Jeremiah abode in the court of
the prison until the day that Jerusalem was
taken : and he was there when Jerusalem
was taken.


1 Jerusalem is taken. 4 Zedekiah is made blind, and
sent to Babylon. 8 The city ruinated. 9 The people
captivated. 11 Nebuchadrezzar'' s charge for the good
usage of Jeremiah. 15 God's promise to Ebed-m^lech.

IN the » ninth year of Zedekiah king of
Judah, in the tenth month, came Nebu-
chadrezzar king of Babylon and all his army
against Jerusalem, and they besieged it.

2 And in the eleventh year of Zedekiah,
in the fourth month, the ninth day of the
month, the city was broken up.

3 ''And all the princes of the king of
Babylon came in, and sat in the middle gate,
even Nergal-sharezer, Samgar-nebo, Sarse-
chim, Rab-saris, Nergal-sharezer, Rab-mag,
with all the residue of the princes of the king
of Babylon.

4 IT "And it came to pass, that when Ze-
dekiah the king of Judah saw them, and all
the men of war, then they fled, and went forth
out of the city by night, by the way of the
king's garden, by the gate betwixt the two
walls : and he went out the way of the plain.

5 But the Chaldeans' army pursued after
them, and ^overtook Zedekiah in the plains
of Jericho : and when they had taken him,
they brought him up to Nebuchadnezzar
king' of Babylon to "^Riblah in the land of
Hamath, where he fgave judgment upon

6 "Then the king of Babylon slew the sons
of Zedekiah in Riblah before his eyes : also
the king of Babylon slew all the nobles of

7 Moreover ''he put out Zedekiah's eyes,
and bound him t with chains, to carry him
to Babylon.

8 IT s And the Chaldeans burned the king's
house, and the houses of the people, with fire,
and brake down the walls of Jerusalem.

9 ''Then Nebuzar-adan the || f captain" of
the guard carried away captive into Babylon
the remnant of the people that remained in
the city, and those that fell away, that fell
to him, with the rest of the people that

10 But Nebuzar-adan the captain of the
uard left of the poor of the people, which




t ch. 37. 15.

t Heb.-
Uicy were
silent from

u ch. 37. 21.

&3g. 14.

a 2 Kings
15. ].— I.
ch. 52. 4,—

b ch. 38. 17.

c 2 Kings
2.5. 4, &c.

d ch. 32. 4.
& 38. 18, 23.

e 2 Kings
23. 33.

sjjake with
him judg-
ch. 4. 12.

13, com-
pared with
t Heb.
with two
chains, or,
e 2 Kings
2:5. 9.

ch. :«. 18.&
52. 13.

h 2 Kines
25. ]l,&o.
ch. 52. 15,

II Or.

chief mar-
t Heb.
chi'f of the
ers, or
in en:

And so ver.
10. ll.&c.
Gen. 37. SO.



t Heb^

m that day.

t Heb.

by the hand


t Heb.
set thine

i ch. 38. 23.

k ch. 40. 5.
I ch. 20. 24.

m ch. 38. 7,

o ch. 21. 3.
& 45. 5.

El CJiron.
Vs. 37. 40.

a ch. 39. 14.

II Or,


c Dent. 59.
24, 25.
Dan. 9. 11.

II Or,
are upon
thy hand.
d ch. 30. 12.
t Heb.
/ will set
•mine eve
vpon thee.

God's promise to Ehed-melech.

had nothing, in the land of Judah, and gaw.
them vineyards and fields f at the same time.

11 UNow Nebuchadrezzar king of Baby-
lon gave charge concerning Jeremiah fto
Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard,

12 Take him, and f look well to him, and
do him no harm; but do unto him even as
he shall say unto thee.

13 So Nebuzar-adan the captain of the
guard sent, and Nebushasban, Rab-saris, and
Nergal-sharezer, Rab-mag, and all the king
of Babylon's princes ;

14 Even they sent, ' and took Jeremiah
out of the court of the prison, and committed
him '^ unto Gedaliah the son of 'Ahikam the
son of Shaphan, that he should carry him
home : so he dwelt among the people.

15 UNow the word of the Lord came
unto Jeremiah, while he was shut up in the
court of the prison, saymg,

16 Go and speak to "Ebed-melech the
Ethiopian, saying. Thus saith the Lord of
hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, "I will
bring my words upon this city for evil, and
not for good ; and they shall be accomplished
in that day before thee.

17 But I will deliver thee in that day,
saith the Lord : and thou shalt not be given
into the hand of the men of whom thou art

18 For I will surely deliver thee, and thou
shalt not fall by the sword, but "thy life shall
be for a prey unto thee: p because thou hast
put thy trust in me, saith the Lord.


1 Jeremiah, being set free by Nebuzar-adan, goeth to
Gedaliah. 7 The dispersed Jews repair unto him.
13 Johanan revealing Ishmael's conspiracy is not

THE word which came to Jeremiah from
the Lord, ''after that Nebuzar-adan
the captain of the guard had let him go from
Ramah, when he had taken him being bound
in II chains among all that were carried away
captive of Jerusalem and Judah, which were
carried away captive unto Babylon.

2 And the captain of the guard took
Jeremiah, and ''said unto him. The Lord
thy God hath pronounced this evil upon this

3 Now the Lord hath brought it, and
done according as he hath said : <= because
ye have sinned against the Lord, and have
not obeyed his voice, therefore this thing is
come upon you.

4 And now, behold, I loose thee this day
from the chains which || trere upon thine
hand. '' If it seem good unto thee to come
with me into Babylon, come ; and 1 1 'wil)


Jeremiah goeth to Gedaliah.

look well unto thee : but if it seem ill unto

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