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Jacob comforted. 613 25 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, || his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst the God of Israel, saying, Because thon hy bonds, and stringers shall no more hast sent letters in thy name unto all the serve themselves of him : people that are at Jerusalem, and to Zeph 9 But they shall serve the Lord their aniah the son of Maaseiah the priest, and God, and David their king, whom I will to all the priests, saying,

raise up unto them. 26 The Lord hath made thee priest in 10 9 Therefore fear thou not, O my the stead of Jehoiada the priest, that ye servant Jacob, saith the Lord ; neither should be officers in the house of the LORD, || be dismayed, O Israel: for lo, I will save for every man that is mad, and maketh thee from afar, and thy seed from the himself a prophet, that thou shouldest put land of their captivity ; and Jacob shall bim in prison, and in the stocks.

return, and shall be in rest, and quiet, 27 Now therefore why hast thou not and none shall make him afraid. reproved Jeremiah of Anathoth, which 11 For I am with thee, saith the LORD, maketh himself a prophet to you? to save thee: though I make a full end of

28 For therefore he sent unto us in Bah. all nations whither I have scattered thee, ylon, saying, This captivity is long : build yet will I not make a full end of thee: ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant but I will correct thee in measure, and gariens, and eat the fruit of them. will not leave thee altogether unpunished. 29 And Zephaniah the priest read this

12 For thus saith the Lord, Thy bruise letter in the ears of Jeremiah the prophet. is incurable, and thy wound is grievous.

30 ? Then came the word of the Lord 13 There is none to plead thy cause, unto Jeremiah, saying,

that thou mayest be bound up: thou hast 31 Send to all them of the captivity, no healing medicines, saying, Thus saith the LORD concerning 14 All thy lovers have forgotten thee ; Shemaiah the Nehelamite ; Because that they seek thee not ; for I have wounded Shemaiah hath prophesied unto you, and thee with the wound of an enemy; with I sent him not, and he caused you to trust the chastisement of a cruel one, for the in a lie :

multitude of thine iniquity ; beeause thy 32 Therefore thus saith the LORD; sins were increased. Behold, I will punish Shemaiah the Nehe- 15 Why criest thou for thine affliclamite, and his seed : he shall not have a | tion ? thy sorrow is incurable for the man to dwell among this people; neither multitude of thine iniquity : because thy shall he behold the good that I will do for | sins were increased, I have done these my people, saith the LORD ; because he || things unto thee. hathi taught rebellion against the LORD. 16 Therefore all they that devour thee CHAP. XXX

shall be devoured ; and all thine adrer1 The Jews return. 10 Jucob comforted.saries, every one of them shall go into

18 Their return shall be gracious. Captivity; and they that spoil thee shall HE word that came to Jeremiah from be a spoil, and all that prey upon thee

will I give for a prey. 2 Thus speaketh the LORD God of Is- 17 For I will restore health unto thee, rael, saying, Write thee all the words that and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith I have spoken unto thee in a book. the LORD ; because they called thee au

3 For lo, the days come, saith the LORD; || Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom na that I will bring again the captivity of my man seeketh atter: people Israel and Judah, saith the Lord: 18 ! Thus saith the LORD ; Behold, and I will cause them to return to the I will bring again the captivity of Jacob's land that I gave to their fathers, and they tents, and hive mercy on his dwellingshall possess it.

places ; and the city shall be builded up4 And these are the words that the on her own hers, and the palace shall LORD spake concerning Israel and con- remain after the manner thereof. cerning Judah.

19 And out of them shall proceed 5 For thus saith the LORD ; We have | thanksgiving and the voice of them that heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and make merry: and I will multiply them, not of peace.

and they shall not be few; I will also glo6 Ask ye now, and see whether a man rify them, and they shall not be small. doth travail with child? wherefore do I 20 Their children also shall be as asee every man with his hands on his lains, foretime, and their congregation shall be as a woman in travail, and all faces are established before me, and I will punish turned into paleness?

all that oppress thein. 7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none 21 And their nobles shall be of themis like it : it is even the time of Jacob's selves, and their governor shall proceed trouble, but he shall be saved out of it. from the midst of them; and I will cause

8 Fur it shall come to pass in that dav, him to draw near, and he shall approach saith the LORD of hosts, ihat I will break unto me : for who is this that engaged

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614 The restoration of Israel. JEREMIAH.

Clirist is promised. his heart to approach unto me? saith the gether to the goodness of the Lord, for LORD.

wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and for 22 And ye shall be my people, and I the young of the flock and of the herd : and will be your God.

their soul shall be as a watered garden ; 23 Behold, the whirlwind of the LORD and they shall not sorrow any more at all. goeth forth with fury, a continuing whirl- 13 Then shall the virgin rejoice in the wind : it shall fall with pain upon the dance, both young men and old together : head of the wicked.

for I will turn their mourning into joy, 24 The fierce anger of the LORD shall and will comfort them, and make them not return, until he have done it, and rejoice from their sorrow. until he have performed the intents of 14 And I will satiate the soul of the his heart: in the latter days ye shall con- priests with fatness, and my people shall be sider it.

satistied with my goodness, saith the Lord. CHAP. XXXI.

15 ( Thus saith the LORD; A voice was 1 The restoration of Israel. 22 Christ is heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter promised. 27 His care over the church. weeping; Rachel weeping for her children

T the same time, saith the LORD, refused to be comforted for her children, of Israel, and they shall be my penple. 16 Thus saith the LORD; Refrain thy

2 Thus saith the LORD, The people voice from weeping, and thir:e eres from which were left of the sword found grace tears : for thy work shall be rewarded, in the wilderness ; even Israel, when I saith the LORD; and they shall come again went to cause him to rest.

from the land of the enemy. 3 The Loru hath appeared of old un- 17 And there is hope in thine end, saith to me, saying, yea, I have loved thee the LORD, that thy children shall come with an everlasting love: therefore with again to their own border. loving-kindness have I drawn thee. (18 I have surely heard Ephraim be

4 Again I will build thee, and thou moaning himself thus ; Thou hast chasshalt be built, () virgin of Israel : thou tised me, and I was chastised, as a bulshalt again be adorned with thy tabrets, lock unaccustomed to the yoke : tirn thou and shalt go forth in the dances of thein me, and I shall be turned ; for thou art that make merry.

the LORD my God. 5 Thou shalt yet plant vines upon the 19 Surely after that I was turned, I remountains of Sumaria : the planters shall pented; and after that I was instructed, plant, and shall eat themas common things. smote upon my thigli: I was ashamed,

6 For there shall be a day, that the yea, even confounded, because I did bear watchmen upon the mount Ephraim shall the reproach of my youth. cry, Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion 20 İ: Ephraim my dear son ? is he a unto the Lord our God.

pleasant child? for since I spake against 7 For thus saith the LORD; Sing with him, I do earnestly remember him still : gladness for Jacob, and shont among the therefore my bowels are troubled for chief of the nations : publish ye, praise him; I will surely have mercy upon him, ve, and say, O Lord, save thy people, saith the LORD. The remnant of Israel.

21 Set thee up way-marks, make thee 8 Behold, I will bring them from the high heaps : set thine heart toward the north country, and gather them from the highway, even the way which thou wentcoasts of the earth, and with them the est : turn again, () virgin of Israel, turn blind and the lame, the woman with child again to these thy cities. and her that travaileth with child togeth- 22 9 How long wilt thou gn about, O or: a great company shall return thither. thou backsliding daughter? for the LORD

9 They shall come with weeping, and hath created a new thing in the earth, A with supplications will I lead them: woman shall compass a man. will cause them to walk by the rivers of 23 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the waters in a straight way, wherein they God of Israel ; As yet they shall vise this shall not stumble: for I am a father to speech in the land of Judah and in the citIsrael, and Ephraim is my first-born. ies thereof, when I shall bring again their

10 4 Hear the word of the LORD, O) ye | captivity ; The Lord bless thee, O habitnations, and declare it in the isles afar |ation of justice, and mountain of holiness. off, and say, He that scattered Israel will 24 And there shall dwell in Judah itgather him, and keep him, as a shepherd self, and in all the cities thereof together, doch his flock.

husbandmen, and they that go forth with 11 For the Lord hath redeemed Ja- | flocks. cob, and ransomed him from the hand 25 For I have satiated the weary soul, and of him that was stronger than he.

I have replenished every sorrowful soul. 12 Therefore they shall come and sing 26 Upon this I awaked, and beheld ; in the height of Zion, and shall flow to and my sleep was sweet unto me.

phesy, and

Christ's care over the church. CHAP. XXXII. Jeremiah's imprisonment. 615

27 Behold, the days come, saith the || be plucked up, nor thrown down any more LORD, that I will sow the house of Israel

for ever. and the house of Judah with the seed of

CHAP. XXXII. man, and with the seed of beast.

1 Jeremiah's imprisonment. 16 His com28 And it shall come to pass, that like pilaints to Goil. 26 The captivity cons as I have watched over them, to pluck firmed. 36 A promise of a gracious reup, and to break down, and to throw down, tırn. and to destroy, and to afflict; so will I HE word that watch over them, to build and to plant, saith the LORD.

Zedekiah king of Judah, which was the 29 In those days they shall say no more, eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar. The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and 2 For then the king of Babylon's army the children's teeth are set on edge. besieged Jerusalem: andJeremiah thepro

30 But every one shall die for his own phet was shut up in the court of the prison, iniquity : every man that eateth the sour which was in the king of Judah's house. grape, his teeth shall be set on edge. 3 For Zedekiah king of Judah had shut

31 Behold, the days come, saith the him up, saying, Wherefore dost thou proLORD, that I will make a new covenant

say, Thus saith the LORD, Bewith the house of Israel, and with the hold, I will give this city into the hand of house of Judah :

the king of Babylon, and he shall take it; 32 Not according to the covenant that 4 And Zedekiah king of Judah shall I made with their fathers in the day that not escape out of the hand of the ChalI took them by the hand to bring them deans, but shall surely be delivered into out of the land of Egypt ; which my cov- the hand of the king of Babylon, and shall enant they brake, although I was an hus-speak with him mouth to mouth, and band unto them, saith the LORD : his eyes shall behold his eyes;

33 But this shall be the covenant that I 5 And he shall lead Zedekiah to Babywill make with the house of Israel; After lon, and there shall he be until I visit him, those days, saith the LORD, I will put saith the Lord: though ye fight with the my law in their inward parts, and write Chaldeans, ye shall not prosper. it in their hearts; and will be their God, 6 | And Jeremiah said, The word of and they shall be my people.

the Lord came unto me, saying, 34 And they shall teach no more every 7 Behold, Hanameel the son of Shallum man his neighbour, and every man his thine uncle shall come unto thee, saying, brother, saying, Know the LORD: for Buy thee my field that is in Anathoth: for they shall all know me, from the least of the right of redemption is thine to buy it. Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, | me in the court of the prison, according to and I will remember their sin 110 more. the word of the Lord, and said unto me,

35 Thus saith the LORD, which giveth Buy my field, I pray thee,thatisinAnathoth, the sun for a light by day, and the ordi- which is in the country of Benjamin: for pances of the moon and of the stars for a the right of inheritance is thine, and the relight by night, which divideth the sea demption is thine; buy it for thyself. Then when the waves thereof roar; The LORD I knew that this was the word of the Lord. cf hosts is his name:

9 And I bought the field of Hanımeci 36 If those ordinances depart from be- my uncle's son, that was in Anathotir, fore me, saith the Lord, then the seed and weighed him the money, even serenof Israel also shall cease froin being a na- teen shekels of silver. tion before me for ever.

10 And I subscribed the evidence, and 37 Thus saith the Lord; If heaven a- sealed it, and took witnesses, and weighed bove can be measured, and the founda: him the money in the balances. tions of the earth scarched out beneath, I 11 So I took the evidence of the purwill also cast off all the seed of Israei for chase, both thirt which was sealed accori!all that they have dore, saith the Lord. ing to the law and custom, and that which

38 | Behold, the days come, saith the was open : LORD, that the city shall be built to the 12 And I gave the evidence of the purLORD from the tower of Hanameel unto chase unto Baruch the son of Neriah, the the gate of the corner.

sun of Mauscialı, in ihe sight of Hananeel 39 And the measuring line shall yet zo mine uncle's son, and in the presence of forth over against it upon the hill Garcb, he williesses ihrát subscribed the book of and shall compass about to Goath. the purchase, beiore all the Jews that sat

40 And wie whole valley of the dead on the court of the prison. bodies, and of the ashes, and all the fields 13 | And I charged Baruch before unto the brook of Kidron, unto the cor

hem, saying, der of the horse-gate toward the east, 14 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the shall be huly unto ihe LORD; it shall no: Goicf Israe!; Take these cvilences, this

616 The captivity confirmed. JEREMIAH. A promise of a gracious return. evidence of the purchase, both which is 29 And the Chaldeans, that fight against sealed, and this evidence which is open ; this city, shall come and set fire on this and put them in an earthen vessel, tha city, and burn it with the houses, upon they may continue many days.

vhose roofs they have offered incense unto 15 For thus saith the Lord of hosts, || Bial, and poured out drink-offerings unto the God of Israel; Houses and fields and other govis, to provoke me to anger. vineyards shall be possessed again in this 30 For the children of Israel and the laud.

children of Judah have only done evil be16 ( Now when I had delivered the fore me from their youth : for the chilevidence of the purchase unto Barnch the dren of Israel have only provoked me to son of Nerialı, I prayed unto the LORD, anger with the work of their hands, saith saying,

the Lord. 17 Ah LORD God! behold, thou hast 31 For this city hath been to me as a made the heaven and the earth by the provocation of mine anger and of my fury great power and stretched out arm, and from the day that they built it even unto there is nothing too hard for thee: this day ; that I should remove it from

18 Thou shewest loving-kindness unto before my face, thousands, and recompensest the iniquity 32 Bec rise of all the evil of the chilof the fathers into the bosom of their chil- | dren of Israel and of the children of Judren after them : the Great, the Mighty | dah, which they have done to provoke me God, the Lord of hosts, is his name, to anger, they, their kings, their princes,

19 Great in counsel, and mighty in their priests, and their prophets, and the work : for thine eyes are open upon all men of Judah, and the inhabitants of the ways of the sons of men : to give Jerusalem. every one according to his ways, and ac- 33 And they have turned unto me the cording to the fruit of his doings : back, and not the face : though I tauglit

20 Which hast set signs and wonders them, rising up early and teaching them, in the land of Egypt, even unto this day, yet they have not hearkened to receive and in Israel, and amous other men ; and instruction. hast made thee a name, as at this day; 34 But they set their abominations in

21 And hast brought forth thy people the house, which is called by my name, Israel out of the land of Egypt with signs, to denle it

. and with wunders, and with a strong 35 And they built the high places of Bahand, and with a stretched out arm, and al, which are in the valley of the son of Hinwith great terror ;

nom, to cause their sons and their daugh22 And hast given them this land, ters to pass through the fire unto Molech ; which thou didst swear to their fathers to which I commandieri ihem not, neriber give them, a land tiowing with milk and came it into my mind, that they should do honey;

this alınmivation, to caanse Judah to sin. 23' And they came in, and possessed 36 And now therefore thus saith the it ; but they obeyed not thy.voice, nei. Lord, the God of Israel, concerning this ther walked in thy law ; they have done city, whereof ye say, It shall be delivered po'hing of all that thou commandedst into the hand of the king of Babylon by them to do; therefore thou hast caused the sword, and by the famine, and by the all this evil to come upon them :

pestilence; 24 Beliold the mounts, they are come 37 Behold, I will gather them out of uinto the city to take it; and the city is all countries, whither I have driven them given into the hand of the Chaldeans, in mine anger, and in my fury, and in int fight against it, because of the sword, great wratli; and I will bring them again and of the famine, and of the pestilence : unto this piace, and I will cause then to Hind what thou hast spoken is come to pass ; || dwell safely : and behold, thou seest it.

38 And they shall be my people, and I 25 And thou hast said unto me, o will be their God: LORD Gon, Buy thee the field for money, 39 And I will give them one lieart, and and take witnesses; for the city is given one way, that they may fear me forever, into the hand of the Challeans.

for the goal of tem, and of their chil26 Then came the word of the Lord dren :fier them: unto Jeremiah, saying,

40.bod I will make an ererlasting cov. 27 Behold, I am the LORD, the God enunt with them, thuit I will not turn aof all Desh: is there any thing too har, way from them, to do them gond; but I for me?

will put my fear in their caris, that they 28 Therefore thus saith die LORD; Be- shall not depart from me, hold, I will give this city into the hand of 41 Yea, I will rejice over them to do the Challeans, and into the hand of Neb-l them gourd, and I will plant than in this uchadrezzar king of Babylon, and he land assuredly with my whole heurt and shall take it:

with my whole scul.

A return promised.

CHAP. XXXIII. Christ the righteous Branch. 617 42 For thus saith the LORD; Like as I 11 The voice of joy, and the voice of have brought all this great evil upon this gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and people, so will I bring upon them all the the voice of the bride, the voice of them good I that have promised them.

that shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts : 43 And fields shall be bought in this for the Lord is good; for his mercy enland, whereof ye say, It is desolate with || durerh for ever : and of them that 'shall out man or beast ; it is given into the bring the sacrifice of praise into the house hand of the Chaldeans.

of the LORD. For I will cause to return 44 Men shall buy fields for money, and the captivity of the land, as at the first, subscribe evidences, and seal them, and saith the Lord. take witnesses in the land of Benjamin, 12 Thus saith the Lord of hosts ; A. and in the places about Jerusalem, and in gain in this place, which is desolate withthe cities of Judah, and in the cities of our man and without beast, and in all the the mountains, and in the cities of the cities thereof, shall be an habitation of valley, and in the cities of the south : for shepherds causing their flocks to lie down. I will cause their captivity to return, saith 13 In the cities of the mountains, in the LORD.

the cities of the vale, and in the cities of CHAP. XXXIII.

the south, and in the land of Benjamin, 1 A return promised. 15 Christ the and in the places about Jerusalem, and in Branch of righteousness.

the cities of Judah, shall the flocks pass M , , of him that telleth

came’unto Jeremiah the second time, them, saith the Lord. while he was yet shut up in the court of 14 Behold, the days come, saith the the prison, saying,

Lord, that I will perform that gond thing, 2 Thus saith the LORD the maker which I have promised unto the house of thereof, the LORD that formed it, to es- Israel and to the house of Judah. tablish it ; the Lord is his name ;

15 | In those days, and at that time, 3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to and shew thee great and mighty things, grow up unto David ; and he shall execute which thou knowest not.

judgment and righteousness in the land. 4. For thus saith the Lord, the God of 16 In those days shall Judah be saved, Israel, concerning the houses of this city, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this and concerning the houses of the kings of inthe name wherewith she shall be called, Judah, which are thrown down by the The LORD our righteousness. mounts, and by the sword;

17 | For thus saith the LORD; David 5 They come to fight with the Chal- shall never want a man to sit upon the deans, but it is to fill them with the dead throne of the house of Israel ; bodies of men, whom I have slain in mine an- 18 Neither shall the priests the Levites ger and in my fury, and for all whose wick- want a man before me to offer burnt-ofedness I have hid my face from this city: / ferings, and to kindle meat-offerings, and

6 Behold, I will bring it health and to do sacrifice continually. cure, and I will cure them, and will re- 19 s And the word of the LORD came veal unto them the abundance of peace unto Jeremiah, saying, and truth.

20 Thus saith the LORD ; If ye can ? And I will cause the captivity of Ju- break my covenant of the day, and my covdah and the captivity of Israel to return, enant of the night, and that there should and will build them, as at the first. not be day and night in their season ;

8 And I will cleanse them from all their 21 Then may also my covenant be iniquity, whereby they have sinned a- broken with David my servant, that he gainst me; and I will pardon all their in- should not have a son to reign upon his iquities, whereby they have sinned, and throne; and with the Levites the priests, whereby they have transgressed against my ministers. me.

22 As the host of heaven cannot be 9. And it shall be to me a name of joy, a numbered, neither the sand of the sea praise, and an honour before all the nations measured : so will I multiply the seed of of the earth, which shall hear all the good David my servant, and the Levites that that I do unto them : and they shall fear minister unto me. and tremble for all the goodness and for 23 Moreover the word of the LORD all the prosperity that I procure unto iť. came to Jeremiah, saying,

10 Thus saith the LORD; Again there 24 Considerest thou not what this peoshall be heard in this place, which ye say | ple have spoken, saying, The two families shall be desolate without man and without which the LORD hath chosen, he hath beast, even in the cities of Judah, and in even cast them off? thus they have dethe streets of Jerusalem, that are desolate, spised my people, that they should be no without man, and without inhabitant more a nation before them. and without beast,

25 Thus saith the LORD; If my cove

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