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therein: and it hall be no more inhabited 9 We would bave healed Babylor, borta for ever;

neither fall it be dwelt in from is not healed forfake her, and let us generation to generation.

every one into his own country; fat 40 As God overthrew Sodom and Gomer. jedgment rcacheth unto hcayen, and is life rah, and the neighbour cities thereof, faith up even to the skies. the LORD; fo thali no man abide there, nei- 10 The LORD hath brought forth our ti sher thall any son of man dwell therein. teousness: come, and let us declare in Lin

41 Behold, a people shall come from the the work of the LORD Our God. north, and a great nation, and inany kings 11 Make bright the arrows ; father thall be raised up from the coasts of the carth. hields:

the LORD hath raised up the 42 They shall hold the bow and the lance; of the kings of the Medes; for his desire! they are cruel, and will not how

mercy: airt Babylon, to deflroy it; because it their voice thall roar like the fea, and they the vengeance of the Losd, the resptaan thall ride upon horses, every one put in array, of his temple. like a man to the battle againit thee, O 12 Set up the ftandard upon the futut daughter of Babylon.

Babylon, make the watch trong ; fc 43 The king of Babylon hath heard the watchmen, prepare the ambuthes for the report of them, and his hands waxed

feeble; LORD hath both deviled and done that wit anguith took hold of him, and pangs as of he spake again the inhabitants of Babyles a woman in travail.

130 thou that dwelient upon many ** 44 Behold, he shall come up like a lion ters, abundant in treasures, thine and is calle froin the fuelling of Jordan unto is ha- and the measure of thy coretousnets. bitation of the strong; but I will make them 14 TILORD of bofts hath fworn bris fuddenly run away from her: and who is a felf, Jeying, Surely I will fill thee with to Shofen man, that I may appoint over her? as with caterpilars; and they had a for who is like me! and who will appoint thout againt thee. me the time? and who is that shepherd that 15 He hath made the earth by kis end, will fland before mc?

he hath eitablished the world by his wife, 45 Therefore hear yo the counsel of the and hath Aretched out thc bezvea by LORD, that he hath taken againt Baby- underftanding lor, and his purposes that he hath purposed 16 When he uricreth his voice time to againt the land of the Chaldeans: surely multitude of waters in the heavens and the least of th flock thall draw them out'; causeth the vapours to afcend from the # Surely he thalt make their habitation desolate of the earth : he makech lightning to with them.

rain, and bringeth forth the wind Gr23 46 At the noise of the taking of Babylon treasures. the earth is moved, and the cry is heard

17 Every man is brutish by his knowlty, among the nations.

every founder is confounded by the past CHAP. LI.

image: for his molten image is fully Gods fevere judgments against Babylon in se and there is no breath in then. Đege of tra.

18 They are vanity, the work of cores THüs faith the Lord, Behold, I will raise the time of their vifitation they like up againft Babylon

Jacob is not the that

dwell in the midt of thern that rise up for he is the former of all things againft me, a destroying wind;

rael is the rod of his inheritance; the Lei 2. And will send unto Babylon fanners, of hufts is his naine that shall fan hier, and thall ernpty her land :

20 Thon art my battle-axe ord wagoa for in the day of trouble they thall be against of war: for with thee will I break in poco her round about.

the nations; and with thee wil ditt 3 Against him that bendeth let the archer kingdoms : bend his bow, and againtt him that lifterli'

21 And with thee will I break is part himfeif up in his brigandine: and spare

ye the horse and his rider; and with these are not her young men'; destroy ye utterly ati I break in pieces the chariot and his nice her .

22 With thee also will I break in pieces 4 Thus the flain thall fall in the land of man and woman; and with thee willende the Chaldeans, and they that are thrust through in pieces old and young; and with the in her itrects.

I break in pieces the young man and 5 For Israel hath not been forsaken, nor maid; Judah of his God, of the LORD of hotts; 23 I will also break in pieces with though their land

was filled with fin againt the ihepherd and his lock; and with the holy One of Israel.

Will I break in pieces the ladbandma Flee out of the midA of Babylon, and his yoke of oxen: and with thee will beach deliver every man his foul, be not cut off in picccs captains and rulers. in her iniquity; for this is the time of the 24 And I will render unto

Babylon, and Lords vengeance; lic will render unto her ali the inhabitants of Chaldea, all their care a recompence.

that they have done in Zion in your plass 7 Babylon hath been a golden cup in the faith the LORD. Lords hand, that made all the carth drunk. en: the nations have drunken of her wine; ing mountain, faith the Loan Watch

25 Bchold, I am againk ther, Odeon therefore the ed howl for her, take balm for her pain; from the rock, and will make thes a pure 8 Babylon is suddeniy fallen and destroy. mine hand upon thee, and roll the ocean

ftroyett all the earth, and I will aretes i fo be the may be healed.

mountain,

10 And they fall not take of thee a ttone tions shall not flow together any more unta, for a comer, nor a ftone for foundations; Aim; yea, the wall of Babylon ihall fall. but thou shalt be defolate for ever, saith the 45 My people, go ye out of the midft of LORD.

her, and deliver ye every man his foul from 27 See ye up a standard in the land, blow the fierce anger of the Lord. the trumpet among the nations, prepare the 46 Andled your heart faint, and ye fear for nations againft her, call together againtt her the rumour that fall be heard

in the land ; the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Anche- a rumour thall both come one year, and after

iazappoint a captain againtt her ; cause the that in another year hall come a rumour, and horses to come up as the rough caterpillars. violence in the land, ruler against ruler.

28 Prepare againn her the nations, with 47 Therefore, behold, the days come, that the king of the Medes, the captains thereof, I will do judgment upon the graven images and all ine rulers thereof, and all the land of of Babylon:

and her whole land thail be his dominion.

confounded, and all her nain thall fall in 29 And thc land shall tremble and forrow: the vidft of her. for every purpose of the Lord shall be per 48 'Then the heaven and the earth, and formed againt Babylon, to make the land of all

that is therein, thall ling for Babylon ; Babylon a defolation without an inhabitant. for the spoilers thall come unto her from

30 The mighty men of Babylon have for the north, faith the LORD. borne to fight, they have remained in their 49 As Babylon hath caused the Nain of ifbolds: their might hath failed;

they became rael to fall, lo at Babylon thall fall the llain as women: they have burnt her dwelling of all the earth. places; her bars are broken.

SO Ye that have escaped the sword go 31 Onc poft shall run to meet another, and away, Hand not fill : remember the LORD one messenger to meet another, to thew the afar of, and let Jerufalem come into youz cing of Babylon that his city is taken at one mind.

51 We are confounded, because we have And that the passage are ftopped; and heard reproach: fhame hath covered our 1se reeds they have burnt with fire, and faces; for ftrangers are come into the lancthe men of war are affrighted.

tuaries of the LORDS house. 33 For thus faith the LORD of hofts, the $2 Wherefore, bchold, the days come; God of Ifrael, The daughter of Babylon is faith the LORD that I will do jindgment like a thrething-floor, it is time to thresh upon her graven images; and through all ber: yet a little while, and the time of her her land the wounded ihali groan. hatech thall come.

53 Thongh Babylon thould mount up to 34 Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon heaven, and though the should fortify the hak devoured me, he hath crushed me, he height of her ftrength, yet froin me shall hath made me an empty veffel, he hath (wal- fpoilers come unto her, faith the LORD. lowed me up like a dragon, he hath filled is 54 A found of a cry cometh from BabySelly with my delicates, he hath caft me out. lon, and great deftruction from the land of

& The violence, donc to me and to my the Chaldeans: lein be upon Babylon, thall the inhabitant 55 Because the LORD hath spoiled Babyo of Zion lay; andMy blood upon the inha- lon, and dettroyed out of her the great bitants of Chaldea, inali Jerufalem say. voice ; when her waves do roar like great

36 Therefore thus faith the LORD, Behold, waters, a noise of their voice is uttered: I will plead thy cause, and take vengeance 56 Because the spoiler is come upon her, for thee; and I will dry up her sca, and make even upon Babylon, and her mighty men are ter springs dry.

taken; every one of their bows is broken: 37 And Babylon hall become heaps, a for the LORD God of recompenccs shall surely Exclling-place for dragons, an attonithment requite. and an uilling without an inhabitant. $7 And I will make drunk her princes, and 38 They hallroar together like

lions : they her wile men, her captains, and her rulers inal yell as lions whelps.

and her mighty men: and they thall Neep & 39 in their heat I will make their feafts, perpetual fleep, and not wake, faith the King, and I will make thern drunken, that they whose name is the LORD of hotts. may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual Icep, and 58 Thus faith the LORD of hofts, The Bit' wake, faith the LORD.

brord walls of Babylon fhall be utterly broa Po I will bring them down like lambs to ken, and her high gates thall be burnt with te daaghter, like rams with he-goats. fire; and the people shall labour in vain, and

41 How is shethach taken ! and how is the folk in the fire, and they shall be wearyd the praise of the whole earth surprised! how 59 The word which Jeremiah the prom ** Babylon become an attonishment among phet commanded Seraiah the son of Ncriah the nations !

the son of Maaseiah, when he went with 4The fea is come up upon Babylon: Me Zedekiah the king of Judah into Babylon, a covered with the multitude of the waves in the fourth year of his reign. And this Shercof.

Seraiah was a quiet prince. 43 Ha cities are a defolation, a dry land, 60 So Jeremiah wrote in a book all the mel a wildernels, a land wherein no man evil that should come upon Babylon, even dwelleth, ocither doth any son of man pals all these words that are written againtt Bas thereby

bylon. 4. And I will punith Bel in Babylon; and 61 And Jeremiah faid to Seraiah, When u bring

forth out of his mouth that thou come to Babylon, and Walt lige, atie which he hath swallowed up: and the 4 half road a0 these words,

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02 Tlien shalt thou lay, O LORD, thou haft 15 Then Nebuzar-adan, the captain of the fpoken against this place, to cut it off, that guard, carried away captive certain at the none shall remain in it, neither man nor bcatt, poor of the people, and the refidue of the but that it thall be delolate for ever.

people that remained in the city, and those 63 And it thall be, when thou haft made that fell away, that fell to the king of Bu an end of reading this book, that thou shalt bylon, and the rest of the multitude. bind a fone to it, and call it into the midft - 16 But Nebuzar-adan, the captain of the of Euplurates :

guard, lest certain of the poor of the land, 64 And thou shalt say, Thas shall Babylon for vinc-dressers, and for huibandmen. fink, and shall not rile from the evil that I 17 Also the pillars of brass that wort in will bring upon her, and they thall be wea- the house of the LORD, and the bases, a ry. Thus far are the words of Jeremiah. the bralen fea, that was in the hou's of the CHAP. LII.

LORD, the Chaldeans brake, and carried 2 i Zedekiah rebelieth. 4. Serufalem is befeged the brals of them to Babylon. an draken. 8 Zedekiahi furs billed, &c. 18 The caldrons also, and the shovels, and when he began to reign, and he reign- and all the vetsels of brass wherewith they

o and , ed cleven years in Jerusalein: and his mo- ministered, took they away. thers name was Hamutal the daughter of 19 And the basons, and the fire-pans, and Jeremiab of Librah.

the bowls, and the caldrons, and the can 2 And he did that which was evil in the dlesticks, and the fpoons, and the cups; the eyes of the LORD, according to all that je. which was of gold in gold, and that which hoiakim bad done.

was of tulver in filver, took the captain 3 For throngh the anger of the LORD it the guard away, came to pass in Jerusalein and Judah, till he 20 The two pillars, one sea, and tecine had caft them out from his presence, that Ze- bralen bulls that were under the bases, which dekiah Tchelled againfl the king of Babylon. king Solomon had made in the houk di te

4# And it came to pass in the ninth year LORD: the brass of all these yellels was with of hisreign, in the tenth month, in the tenth out weight. day of the month, that Nebuchadrezzar king 21 And concerning the pillars, the height of Babylon came, he and an leis anny, against of one pillar was eighteen cubits, and a ti Jerusalemn, and pitched against it, and built let of twelve cubits did comprats it ; and the forts againft it round about.

thickness thereof was four fingers ; # 5 So the city was besieged unto the ele- hollow. venth year of king Zedekial.

2: And a chapiter of brass was upon ito 6 And in the fourth month, in the ninth and the height of one chapiter tuas fre che day of the month, the famine was fore in bits, with net-work and pomegranato pa the city, !o that there was no bread for the the chapiters round about, all of bras: the quople of the land.

second pillar also and the pour. granates al 7 Then the city was broken up, and all the like unto thefc. men of war ficd, and went forth out of the ci- 23. And there were ninety and fix pont ty by right, by the way of the gate between granates on a fide; and 21) the pomegranate che two walls which was by the kingsgarden; upon the net-work were an hundred road rrow the Chaldcans wereliy the city round a- about. hout;)and they went by the way of the plain. 14 S And the captain of the guard took a

87 But the army of the Chaldeans pursu- raiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the ed after the king, and overtook Zedekiah in cond priest, and the three keepers of the deat afe plains of Jericho; and all his arıny was 25. He took also out of the city an curich, 'fcattered from him,

which had the charge of the men of war; 9 Then they took the king, and carried and feven men of them that were near the hins up unto the king of Babylon to Riblah, kings perfon, which were found in the city in the land of Hamath; where he gave judge and the principal Scribe of the hot, who is ment upon him.

tered the people of the land, and threescut 10 And the king of Babylon New the fons men of the people of the land that ?? of Zedekiah before his eyes : le New also all found in the inión of the city. the princes of Judah in Riblah. 11 Then he put out the eyes of Zedekiah; guard, took them, and brought them to be

26 So Nebuzar-adan, the captain of and the king of Babylon bound him in chains, king of Babylon to Riblah. and carried him to Babylon, and put himn in 27 And the king of Babylon moss there. prison till the day of his death.

and put them to death in Riblahm in the 12 3 Now, in the fifth month, in the tenth land of Hamnath. Thus Judah was carried day of the month, (which was the nineteenth away captive out of his own land. year of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon,) 28 This is the people whom Nebuch came Nebuzas-ndan captain of the guard, rezzar carried away captiver in the levert wwhich served the king of Babylon, into Je year, three chouland

Jews, and three ad ruralem,

twenty: 13 And burnt the house of the LORD, and the kings houfe ; and all the houses of Jeru- rezzar he carried away capove from jebe

29 In the eighteenth year of Nebuchade Lalem, and all the houses of the great men, salem eight isundred' thirty and two per burnt he with frc.

fons : 14 And all the army of the Chaldeans, that

30 In the three and twentieth year of NA avere with the captain of the guard, brake buchadrezzar, Kebuzar-alan, the capaia

wa ali leo walls of Jerusalem 'round about we guard, carried away captive of the AW

en lundred forty and five persons; all the 32 And spake kindly unto him, and set hs.

lons tuere four thousand and fix hundred. throne above the throne of the kings that 51 9 And it came to pass in the leven and were with him in Babylon, artieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin 33. And changed his prilon garments; and og of Judah, in the twelfth month, in the he did centinually eat bread before him all -e and twentieth day of the month, that the days of his life.

il-enerodach king of Babylon, in the first 34 And for his diet there was a continual ear of liis reign, lifted up the head of je. diet' given him of the king of Babylon, niachis king of Judah, and brought him every day a portion, until the day of hiy orth out of prison.

death, all the days of his life.

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& The LAMENTATIONS of JEREMIAH. с НА Р. І.,

like into my Torrow, which is done unto Jerusalems misery for her sins: 12 her com- me, wherewith the LORD hath afflicted me plaint, 18 and confeffion of Gods rightcows in the day of his fierce anger. judgment.

13 From above hath he fent fire into my ow doth the city fit folitary that bones, and it prevaileth against them: hé

was fuil of people ! how is the be- liath spread a net for my feet; he hath turncome as a widow ! Me that was ed me back; he hath made me defolate and

great among the nations, and faint all the day. princess among the provinces, how is the be- 14. The yoke of mytranfgresions is bound come tributary!

by his hand; they are wreathed, and come - She wecpeth fore in the night, and her up upon my neck: he liath made iny ftrereth tears are on her clieeks; among all her love to fall; the LORD hath delivered me to es the hath none to comfort her: all her their hands, from whom I am not able to friends have dealt treacherously with her; rise up: they are becomc her enemies.

15 The LORD hath trodden under faot all 3. Tadah is gone into captivity because of my miglaty men in the midlt of ine; he hath affidion, and because of great servitude ; called an assembly against mne to crush my the dwelieth among the heathen, the findeth young men; the LORD hath trodden the vita o reil : all her perfecutors overtook - her gin, the daughter of Judah, as in a wine-prels. between the traits.

16 For these things I weep: mine eye, mine 4 The ways of Zion do mourn, because eye runneth down with water, becanfe the none come to the folemn feafts: all her comforter that thould relieve my soul is far gates are defolate: her priests figh, her vir- from me; my children are desolate, because glas are afflicted, and the is in bitterness. the enemy prevailed.

5 Her adverfarics are the chief, her enemies 17 Zion spreadeth forth her liands, and profyer; for the LORD hath afflicted her for there is none to comfort her: the LORD hath the multitude of her tranfgressions : her chil. commanded concerning Jacob, that his addres are gone into captivity before the enemy. versaries fhould be round about him: Jerufa

6 and from the daughter of Zion all hér lem is as a menitruous woman among them. mauty is departed: her princes are become 18 9 The Lorp is righteous; for I have lide harts thał find no palture; and they are rebelled againit his commandment : hear, I gone without firength before the pursuer.. pray you, all people, and behold my sorrow; 2 Jerufalem remembered in the days of her my virgins and my young men are gone in. abilition, and of her miseries, all her plea- to captivity. fant things that she had in the days of old, 19'I called for my lovers, but they dewhen her people fell into the hand of the ceived me; my priests and inine elders gave glemy, and none did help her : the adverfa- up the ghoit in the city, while thcy fought ries faw her, and did mock at her sabbaths. their meat

to relieve their souls. 8 Jerusalem hath grievously Anned; there. 20 Behold, O LORD, for I am in distress; fore the is removed all that honoured her my bowels are troubled: mine heart is turndespise her, because they have seen her na. ed within

me, for I have

grievoudly rchel. kedness; yes, the ligheth, and turneth back- lcdx abroad the sword bereaveth, at home

there is as death. 9 Her filthiness is in her skirts; she re- 21 They have heard that I figh; there is membereth not her last end; therefore the none to comfort ine: all mine enemies have came down wonderfully: the had no com- heard of my trouble.; they are glad that Kirter. O LORD, behold my afliction ; for thou haft done it : thou wilt bring the day the enemy hath magnified himself.

that thou haft called, and they thall be like 10 Thic adverfary hath spread out his hand- unto me. spon all her pleasant things for the bath

22 Let all their wickedness come before hen Shas the leathen entered into her fanc. thee; and do unto them as thou haft done fuary, whom thou didit command that they unto me for all my transgressions:

for my thould not enter into thy congregation.

fighs are many, and my heart is faint. 11 All her people ligh, they seek bread;

CHAP. II. they have given their plearánt things for 1 Jeremiah !umenteth Jerufalems misery : Theat to relieve the soul : fee, O LORD, and confider; for become vile.

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the beauty of Israel, and remembered pot 'but have seen for thee falle burdess, with his footstool in the day of his anger !

causes of banithment. 2 The Lord hath fwallowed up all the 15 All that pass by clap their hands to: N' habitations of Jacob, and hath not pitied: thee; they hils and wag their head at det an tak he hath throwil down in his wrath the daughter of Jerufalem, Jaying, la this the stadig berg Atrong holds of the daughter of Judah ; hc ciry that men call The Pevedion of beauty parlato hath brought them down to the ground: he The Joy of the whole earth! hath polluted the kingdom and the princes 16 All thine enemies have opened to lieu: thereof.

muuth againt thee: they hiss and gratis til, m He hath cut off in his fierce anger all teeth; they fay, Wc havcfwallowed by baba te the horn of Ifrael: he hath drawn back his ccrtainly this is the day that we looked fat 18:37 right hand from before the enemy, and he we have found, we have seen .. burned againt Jacob like a faming fire, 17 The Lord hath done that which te on schich devoureth round about.

had deviled; he hath fulfilled his wordt 3D 4 He hath bent his bow like an enemy: he had commanded in the days of od: * ht he ftood with his right hand as an adver. hath thrown down, and luath not pitied: aad Lary, and new all thar were pleasant to the he hath caused thine enemy to rejoice ora slide the tye in the tabernacle of the daughter of thee; he hath fet up the horn of thin: ateik , Zion: he poured out his fury like firc. versarica.

5 The LORD was as an enemy, he hath 18 Their heart cried unto the loss o Swallowed up. Ifrael, he hath swallowed up wall of ghe daughter of Zion, let ten slut all her palaces; he hath defroyed his Atrong down like a river day and night; give they holds, and hath'increased, in the daughter of self no reft ; let not the apple of thàne sye ev Judah, mourning and lamentation.

ceasc. 6 And he hath violently taken away his ta. 19. Arife, cry out in the night; in the best bernacle, as if it were of a garden; he hath ginning of the watches pour out thine best deltroyed luis places of the assembly: the like water before the face of the Lord Herren LORD 'hath calised the folemn fcafts and up thy hands toward him for the life of the fabbaths to be forgotten in zion, and hath young children, that faint for burger in de despised, in the indignation of his anger, the top of every street. king and the pricft.

20 Beliold, OLORD, and confider 7 The LORD hath caft of his altar, he whom thou haft done this. Shall be Hath abhorred his fan&uary, he hath given men eat their fruit, and children of 1 for up into the hand of the enemy the walls of long! Thall the pricft and the prophet her palaccs; they have made a noise in the Nain in the fanduary of the LORD! house of the LORD, as in the day of a solemn 21 The young and the old lic on the ground feaft.

In the treets: my virgins and my young man 8 The Lord hath purposed to deftroy are fallen by the sword, thou has ftain her the wall of the daughter of Zion; he hath in the day of thinc anger; thou haft Wiele stretched out a linc, he hath not withdrawn and not pitied. his hand from deftroying: therefore he made 22 Thou haft called, as in: Soleras das, the rampart and the wall to lament; they my terrors round about; so that in the ear. languished together.

of the LORDs anger nonc escaped ner 9 Her gates are funk into the ground; he mained: those that I have twaddio al hath deffroyed and broken her bars; her brought up hath mine enemy confumet. king and licr princes are among the Gen

CHA P. III. ties: the law is no more ; her prophets also The faithful bewdil their calamities, & find no vifion from the LORD. Jo The Ciders of the daughter of Zion I do in man that hath Seen alicien sy

the rod his fit upon the ground, and kecp filence: they 2. He hath led me, and brought man have caft up duft upon their heads; they darkness, but not into light. bive girded themselves with fackcloth : the

3 Surely againft me is he turned; bstet virgins of Jerusalem hang down their heads eth his hand again me all the day. to the ground.

4 My fleih and my skin hath be madcelli ni minc eyes do fail with tears, my bowels he hath broken my bones. are troubled, my liver is poured upon the s He bath builded againt me, and com carth, for the dettruction of the daughter palled me with gall and travail. of my people; because the children and the 6 He hath fet me in dark places, the Suckling fwoon in the streets of the city. That be dead of old.

12 They lay to their mothers, Where is ? He hath hedged me about, that I can sorn and ivinie? when they (wooned as the not get out: he hath made my chain hany younded in the freets of the city, when

8 Also when I cry and thout, te Mattel their soul was poured out into their mothers out my prayer. dorom.

9 He hath inclosed my ways with most 13 What thing thall I take to witness for Hone; he bath made my paths crooked shee! what thing thall I liken to thee, o 10 He was unto me as a bear içing to daughter of Jerulalem! what thall I equal wait, and as a lion in secret places. co thee, that 1 may comfort thee, virgin 1 He hath turned atide my wago, and more danghter of Zion?' for thy breach is great cd me in pieces: he hath made me deltaker like the sca; who can heal thee!

12 He hath bent his dow, and sa me 30 14 Thy

prophets have seen vain and foolith mark for the arrow. things for thee: and they have not discover.

13 He hath caused the answer the qura od thing in quisy, to turn away thy captivity; to ecte into ury reink

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