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628 The overthrow of the Egyptians. JEREMIAH. The conquest of Egypt. CHAP. XLVI.

way?. they stood not, because the LORD 1 The overthrow of Pharaoh's army. 13 did drive them. The conquest of Egypt by Nebuchadrez. 16 He made many to fall, yea, one fell

zar. 27 Jacob comforted in chastisement. upon another : and they said, Arise, and THE

'HE word of the Lord which came let us go again to our own people, and

to Jeremiah the prophet against the to the land of our nativity, from the opGentiles ;

pressing sword. 2 Against Egypt, against the army of 17 They did cry there, Pharaoh king Pharaoh-necho king of Egypt, which was of Egypt is but a noise ; he hath passed by the river Euphrates in Carchemish, the time appointed. which Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon 18 As I live, saith the king, whose smote in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the name is the LORD of hosts, Surely as Tason of Josiah king of Judah.

bor is among the mountains, and as Car3 Order ye the buckler and shield, and mel by the sea, so shall he come. draw near to battle.

19 Othou daughter dwelling in Egypt, 4 Harness the horses ; and get up, ye furnish thyself to go into captivity : for horsemen, and stand forth with your hel- Noph shall be waste and desolate witlimets ; furbish the spears, and put on the out an inhabitant. brigandines.

20 Egypt is like a very fair heifer, but deŚ Wherefore have I seen them dis- struction cometh ; ii cometh out of the north. mayed and turned away back and their 21 Also her hired men are in the midst mighty ones are beaten down, and are fled of her like fatted bullocks ; for they also apace, and look not back : for fear was are turned back, and are fled away to round about, saith the LORD.

gether : they did not stand, because the 6 Let not the swift flee away, nor the day of their calamity was come upon mighty man escape ! they shall stumble, | them, and the time of their visitation. and fall toward the north by the river 22 The voice thereof shall go like a Euphrates.

serpent ; for they shali march with an 7 Who is this that cometh up as a flood, army, and come against her with axes, whose waters are moved as the rivers ? as hewers of wood.

8 Egypt riseth up like a flood, and his 23 They shall cut down her forest, saith waters are moved like the rivers ; and the LORD, though it cannot be searched ; he saith, I will go up, and will cover the bocause they are more than the grassearth ; I will destroy the city and the in-hoppers, and are innumerable. habitants thereof.

24 The daughter of Egypt shall be 9 Come up, ye horses ; and rage, ye confounded ; she shall be delivered into chariots ; and let the mighty men come the hand of the people of the north. forth : the Ethiopians and the Libị ans, 25 The Lord of hosts, the God of isthat handle the shield; and the Lydians, rael, saith; Behold, I will punish the multhat handle and bend the bow.'

titude of No, and Pharaoh, and Egypt, 10 For this is the day of the Lord God with their gods, and their kings; even of hosts, a day of vengeance, that he may Pharaoh, and all them that trust in him : avenge him of his adversaries : and the 26 And I will deliver them into the hand sword shall devour, and it shall be satiate of those that seek their lives, and into the and made drunk with their blood : for the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of BabyLord God of hosts hath a sacrifice in the lon, and into the hand of his servants : north country by the river Euphrates. and afterward it shall be inhabited, as in

11 Go up into Gilead, and take balm, the days of old, saith the LORD. ( virgin, the daughter of Egypt: in vain 27 But fear not thou, O my servant shalt thou use many medicines; for thou Jacob, and he not dismayed, () Israel : for shalt not be cured.

behold, I will save thee from afar off, and 12 The nations have heard of thy thy seed from the land of their captivity ; shame, and thy cry hath filled the land : and Jacob shall return, and be in rest and for the mighty man hath stumbled a- at ease, and none shall make him afraid gainst the mighty, and they are fallen 28 Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, both together.

saith the LORD: for I com with thee; for I 13 ( The word that the Lord spake will make a full end of all the nations to Jeremiah the prophet, how Nebuchad- whither I have driven thee: but I will not rezzar king of Babylon should come and make a full end of thee, but correct thee smite the land of Egypt.

in measure ; yet will I not leave thee 14 Declare ye in Egypt, and publish wholly unpunished. in Migdol, and publish in Noph and in

CHAP. XLVII. 'Tahpanhes: say ye, Stand fast, and pre- The destruction of the Philistines. pare thee ; for the sword shall devour HE word of the LORD that came to round aliout thee. • 15 Why are thy valiant men swept a- listines, before that Pharaoh smote Gaza. The Philistines destroyed. CHAP. XLVIII., The judgment of Moab. 629

2 Thus saith the LORD; Behold, wa- |! 11 | Moab haith been at ease from his ters rise up out of the north, and shall youth, and he hath settled on his lees, be an overflowing foul, and shall over- and hath not been emptied from vessel to flow the land, and all that is therein ; l vessel, neither hath he gone into captivithe city, and them that dwell therein : ty: therefore his taste remained in him, then the men shall cry, and all the inhab- and his scent is not changed. itants of the land shall howl.

12 Therefore, behold, the days come, 3 At the noise of the stamping of the saith the LORD, that I will send unto him hoofs of his strong horses, in the rushing I wanderers that shall cause him to wanof his chariots, and at the rumbling of der, and shallempty his vessels, and break his wheels, the fathers shall not look back their bottles. to their children for feebleness of hands ; 13 And Moab shall be ashamed of Che

4 Because of the day that cometh to mosh, as the house of Israel was ashamed spoil all the Philistines, and to cut off of Beth-el their confidence. from Tyrus and Zidon every helper that 14 ( How say ye, We are mighty and remaineth : for the LORD will spoil the strong men for the war? Philistines, the remnant of the country 15 Moab is spoiled, and gone up out of of Caphtor.

her cities, and his chosen young men are 5 Baldness is come upon Gaza; Ashke- gone down to the slaughter, saith the lon is cut off with the remnant of their king, whose name is the LORD of hosts. valley : how long wilt thou cut thyself? 16 The calamity of Moab is near ta

6 Ó thou sword of the Lord, how long come, and his affliction hasteth fast. will it be ere thou be quiet? put up thy- 17 All ye that are about him bemoan self into thy scabbard, rest, and be still. him; and all ye that know his name, say,

7 How can it be quiet, seeing the LORD How is the strong staff broken, and the hath given it a charge against Ashkelon, beautiful rod ! and against the sea shore? there hath he 18 Thou daughter that dost inhabit appointed it.

Dibon, come down from thy glory, and CHAP. XLVIII.

sit in thirst ; for the spoiler of Moab 1 The judgment of Moab for several cor- shall come upon thee, and he shall derupiiuns. 47 The restoration of Moab.stroy thy strong holds. Moab thus saith the

, the Nebo' for it is spoiled ; Kiriathaim is her that escapeth, and say, What is done? confounded and taken : Misgab is con- 20 Moab is confounded'; for it is broken founded and dismayed.

down : howl and cry ; tell ye it in A:'2 There shall be no more praise of Moab: nom, that Moab is spoiled, in Heshbon tbey have devised evil against 21 And judgment is come upon the it; come, and let us cut it off from being plain country; upon Holon, and upon a nation. Also thou shalt be cut down, Jahazah, and upon Mephaath, O Madmen; the sword shall pursue thee. 22 And upon Dibon, and upon Nebo,

3 A voice of crying shall be from Horo and upon Beth-diblathaim, naim, spoiling and great destruction. 23 And upon Kiriathaim, and upon

4 Mnab is destroyed ; her little ones Beth-gamul, and upon Beth-meon, have caused a cry to be heard.

24 And upon Kerioth, and upon Boz5 For in the going up of Luhith con- rah, and upon all the cities of the land tinual weeping shall go up; for in the go of Mnah, far or near. ing down of Horonaim the enemies have 25 The horn of Moab is cut off, and heard a cry of destruction.

his arm is broken, saith the LORD. 6 Flee, save your lives, and be like the 26 Make ye him drunken; for he magheath in the wilderness.

nified himself against the LORD: Moab 7. For because thou hast trusted in thy | also shall wallow in his vomit, and he also works and in thy treasures, thou shalt shall be in derision. also be taken: and Chemosh shall go forth 27 For was not Israel a derision unto into captivity with his priests and his thee? Was he found among thieves ? for princes together.

since thou spakest of him, thou skippedst 8 And the spoiler shall come upon every for joy. city, and no city shall escape: the valley 28 ( ye that dwell in Moab, leave the also shall perish, and the plain shall be de- cities, and dwell in the rock, and be like stroved, as the Lord hath spoken, the dove that maketh her nest in the sides

9 Give wings unto Moab, that it may flee of the hole's mouth. and get away : for the cities thereof shall 29 We have heard the pride of Moab, be desolate, without any to dwell therein. | (he is exceeding proud) his loftiness, and

10 Cursed be he that doeth the work of his arrogancy, and his pride, and the the LORD deceitfully, and cursed be he || haughtiness of his heart. that keepeth back his sword from blood. 30 I know his wrath, saith the LORD;

A Ghosts, the God of Israel; Wolunto way, and lesby z nask him that freeth, and

650 The judgment of Moab. JEREMIAH, The judgment of the Ammonites. but it shall not be so; his lies shall not so 1 ab, and the crown of the head of the effect it.

tumultuous ones. 31 Therefore will I howl for Moab, and 46 Woe be unto thee, O Moab ! the I will cry out for all Moab; mine heart people of Chemosh perisheth : . for thy shall mourn for the men of Kir-heres. sons are taken captives, and thy daugh

320 vine of Sibmah, I will weep for thee ters captives. with the weeping of Jazer: thy plants are 47 [ Yet will I bring again the captivity gone over the sea, they reach even to the of Moab in the latter days, saith the LORD. sea of Jazer: the spoiler is fallen upon thy Thus far is the judgment of Moab. summer fruits and upon thy vintage.

CHAP. XLIX. 33 And joy and gladness is taken from 1 The judgment of the Ammonites, 7 of the plentiful field, and from the land of Mo- Edom, 23 of Damascus, 28 of Kedar, ab; and I have caused wine to fail from the SO of Hazor, 34 and of Elam. wine-presses: none shall tread with shout- ONCERNING the Ammonites, thus ing; Their shouting shall be no shouting.

34 From the cry of Heshbon even hath he no heir ? why then doth their unto Elealeh, and even unto Jahaz, have king inherit Gad, and his people dwell they uttered their voice, from Zoar even in his cities? unto Horonaim, as an heifer of three 2 Therefore behold, the days come, years old: for the waters also of Nimrim saith the LORD, that I will cause an alarm shall be desolate.

of war to be heard in Rabbah of the Am35 Moreover I will cause to cease in monites; and it shall be a desolate heap, Moab, saith the LORD, him that offereth and her daughters shall be burned with in the high places, and him that burneth fire: then shall Israel be heir unto them incense to his gods.

that were his heirs, saith the LORD. 36 Therefore mine heart shall sound 3 Howl, O Heshbon, for Ai is spoiled : for Moab like pipes, and mine heart shall cry, ye daughters of Rabbah, gird you sound like pipes for the men of Kir- with sackcloth ; lament, and run to and heres: because the riches that he hath fro by the lcdges; for their king shall gotten are perished.

go into captivity, and his priests and his 37Forevery head shallbe bald, and every princes together. beard clipped: upon all the hands shall be 4 Wherefore gloriest thou in the valeuttings, and upon the loins sackcloth. leys, thy flowing valley, O backsliding

38 There shall be lamentation general- daughter? that trusted in her treasures, ly upon all the house-tops of Moab, and saying, Who shall come unto me? in the streets thereof: for I have broken 5 Behold, I will bring a fear upon thee, Moab like a vessel wherein is no pleasure, saith the LORD God of hosts, from all saith the LORD.

those that be about thee; and ye shall be 39 They shall howl, saying, How is it driven out every man right forth ; and broken down! how hath Moab turned none shall gather up him that wandereth. the back with shame! so shall Moab be 6 And afterward I will bring again the a derision and a dismaying to all them captivity of the children of Ammon, saith about him.

the LORD. 40 For thus saith the LORD; Behold, 7 f Concerning Edom, thus saith the he shall fly as an eagle, and shall spread LORD of hosts ? Is wisdom no more in his wings over Moab.

Teman ? is counsel perished from the 41 Kerioth is taken, and the strong prudent? is their wisdom vanished? holds are surprised, and the mighty men's 8 Flee ye, turn back, dwell deep, O hearts in Moab at that day shall be as the inhabitants of Dedan; for I will bring heart of a woman in her pangs.

the calamity of Esau upon him, the time 42 And Moab shall be destroyed from that I will visit him. being a people, because he hath magni- 9 If grape gatherers come to thee, fied himself against the LORD.

would they not leave some gleaning 43 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, grapes ? if thieves by night, they will deshall be upon thee, O inhabitant of Moab, || stroy till they have enough. saith the LORD.

10 But I have made Esau bare, I have 44 He that fleeth from the fear, shall fall uncovered his secret places, and he shall into the pit; and he that getteth up out of not be able to hide himself: his seed is the pit, shall be taken in the snare: for I spoiled, and his brethren, and his neighwill bring upon it, even upon Moab, the bours, and he is not. year of their visitation, saith the Lord. 11 Leave thy fatherless children, I will

45 They that fled stood under the shad- preserve them alive ; and let thy widows Ow of Heshbon because of the force : trust in me. but a fire shall come forth out of Hesh- 12 For thus saith the LORD ; Behold, bon, and a flame from the midst of Si- they whose judgment was not to drink hon, and shall devour the corner of Mo- li of the cup have assuredly drunken; and

The judgment of Edom, Damascus, Chåp. L. Kedar, Hazor'and Elam. 631 art thou he that shall altogether go unpun- 27 And I will kindle a fire in the wall ished ? thou shalt not go unpunished, but of Damascus, and it shall consume the thou shalt surely drink of it.

palaces of Ben-hadad. 13 For I have sworn by myself, saith 28 I Concerning Kedar, and concernthe LORD, that Bozrah shall become a ing the kingdoms of Hazor, which Nebudesolation, a reproach, a waste, and a chadrezzar king of Babylon shall smite, carse ; and all the cities thereof shall be thus saith the LORD; Arise ye, go up to perpetual wastes.

Kedar, and spoil the men of the east. 14 I have heard a rumour from the 29 Their tents and their flocks shall LORD, and an ambassador is sent unto the they take away: they shall take to themheathen, saying, Gather ye together, and selves their curtains, and all their vessels, come against her, and rise up to the battle. and their camels; and they shall cry unto

15 For lo, I will make thee small among them, Fear is on every side. the heathen, and despised among men. 30 | Flee, get you far off, dwell deep, (

16 Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, ye inhabitants of Hazor, saith the LORD; and the pride of thine heart, O thou that for Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that taken counsel against you, and hath conboldest the height of the hill : though thou ceived a purpose against you. shouldest make thy nest as high as the 31 Arise, get you up unto the wealthy eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, || nation, that dwelleth without care, saith saith the LORD.

the Lord, which have neither gates nor 17 Also Edom shall be a desolation : ev- bars, which dwell alone. ry one that goeth by it shall be astonished, 32 And their camels shall be a booty, and shall hiss at all the plaguies thereof. and the multitude of their cattle a spoil :

18 As in the overthrow of Sodom and and I will scatter into all winds them that Gomorrah and the neighbour cities there- are in the utmost corners ; and I will of, saith the LORD, nomanshallabide there, || bring their calamity from all sides theres neither shall a son of man dwell in it. of, saith the LORD.

19 Bchold, he shall come up like a lion 33 And Hazor shall be a dwelling for from the swelling of Jordan against the dragons, and a desolation for ever: there habitation of the strong: but I will sud- || shall no man abide there, nor any son of denly make him run away from her: and man dwell in it. who is a chosen man, that I may appoint 34 4 'The word of the Lord that came over her for who is like me ? and who to Jeremiah the prophet against Elani in will appoint me the time and who is that the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah shepherd that will stand before me? king of Judah, saying,

20 Therefore hear the counsel of the 35 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; BeLORD, that he hath taken against Edom; hold, I will break the bow of Elam, uie and his purposes, that he hath purposed chief of their might. against the inhabitants of Teman : surely 36 And upon Elam will I bring the four the least of the flock shall draw them out : winds from the four quarters of heaven, surely he shall make their habitations des- and will scatter theni toward ! those olate with them.

winds; and there shall be no natin whith21 'The earth is moved at the noise of er the outcasts of Elam shall not come. their fall, at the cry the noise thereof was 37 For I will cause Elam to be clismayheard in the Red sea.

ed before their enemies, and before them 22 Behold, he shall come up and fly as that seek their life : and I will bring evil the eagle, and spread his wings over Boz- upon themi, even my fierce anger, saith the rah: and at that day shail the heart of the Lord; and I will send the sword aiter mighty men of Edom be as the heart of a them, till I have cofisumed them : woman in her pangs.

38 And I will set my throne in Elam, 23. Concerning Damascus. Hamath and will destroy from thence the king is confounded, and Arpad : for they have and the princes, saith the LORD. beard evil tidings: they are faint-heart- 39. But it shall come to pass in the ed; there is sorrow on the sea ; it cannot latter days, that I will bring again the cap be quitt.

civity of Elam, saith the LORD. 24 Damascus is waxed feeble, and turn

CHAP. I.. eth herself to flee, and fear hath siezed on 1, 9, 21, 35 The judgment of Babylon, her : anguish and sorrows have taken her, 4, 17, 33 The rede pion of Israel. as a woman in travail. 25 How is the city of praise not left,

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guinst Babylon and against the land the city of mir joy!

of the Chaldeans by Jeremiah the prophet. 26 Therefore her young men shall fall 2 Declare ye among the nations, and in her streets, and all the mein of war publish, and set up a standard ; publish, shall be cut off in that day, suit the und conceal not: say, Babylon is taken, LORD of hosts.

Bel is confounded, Microdach is broken 652 The judgment of Babylon. JEREMIAH.

The retlemption of Israel. in pieces; her idols are confounded, her || sword they shall turn every one to his images are broken in pieces.

people, and they shall flee every one to 3°For out of the north there cometh his own land. up a nation against her, which shall make 17 Israelis a scattered sheep; the lions her land desolate, and none shall dwell have driven him away: first the king of therein: they shall remove, they shall de- || Assyria hath devoured him ; and last this part, both man and beast.

Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath 4 In those days, and in that time, saith broken his bones. the LORD, the children of Israel shall 18 Therefore thus saith the LORD of come, they and the children of Judah to hosts, the God of Israel ; Behold, I will gether, going and weeping: they shall go, punish the king of Babylon and his land, and seek the LORD their God.

as I have punished the king of Assyria. 5 They shall ask the way to Zion with 19 Avd'I will bring Israel again to his their faces thitherward, saying, Come, habitation, and he shall feed on Carmel and let us join ourselves to the LORD in and Bashan, and his soul shall be satished a perpetual covenant that shall not be for- upon mount Ephraim and Gilead. gotten.

20 In those days, and in that time, saith 6 My pecple hath been lost sheep: their the LORD, the iniquity of Israel shall be shepherds have caused them to go astray, I sought for, and there shall be none; and they have turned them away on the moun- the sins of Judah, and they shall not be tains: they have gone from mountain to found : for I will pardon them whom I hill, they have forgotten their resting-place. reserve.

7 All that found them have devoured 21 [ Go up against the land of Merathem : and their adversaries said, We of- thaim, even against it, and against the fend not, because they have sinned against inhabitants of Pekod : waste and utterly the LORD, the habitation of justice, eren destroy after them, saith the Lord, and the LORD, the hope of their fathers. do according to all that I have command

8 Remove out of the midst of Baby- | ed thee. ion, and go forth out of the land of the 22 A sound of battle is in the land, and Chaldeans, and be as the he-goats before of great destruction. the flocks.

23 How is the hammer of the whole 9 | For lo, I will raise and cause to earth cut asunder and broken ! how is come up against Babylon an assembly of Babylon become a desolation among the givat nations from the north country : nations! and they shall set themselves in array a- 24 I have laid a snare for thee, and giinst her; from thence she shall be tak-thou art also taken, ( Babylon, and thou en: their arrows shall be as of a mighty wast not aware: thou art found, and also ustert man; none shall return in vain. caught, because thou hast striven against

io And Chaldea shall be a spoil: all that the LORD. spoil her shall be satisfied, saith the Lord. 25 The Lord hath opened his armory,

11 Because ye were glad, because ye and hath brought forth the weapons of rejuice:1, () ye destroyers of nine herit- his indignation : for this is the work of age, because ye are grown fat as the the Lord God of losis in the land of the lieifer at grass, and bellow as bulls ; Chaldeans.

12 Your mother shall be sore confound- 26 Come against her from the utmost ed; she that bare you shall be ashamed: border, open her storel uses : cast her behold, hindermost of the nations shall || up as heaps, and destroy her utterly : let be a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert | nothing of her be left.

13 Because of the wrath of the LORD 27 Slay all her bullocks; let them go it shall not be inhabited, but it shall be || down to the slaughter: woe unto them! wholly desolate: every one that greth by for their day is come, the time of their Babylon shall be astonished, and hiss at visitatim. all her plagues.

28 The voice of them that flee and 14 Put yourselves in array against Bab-escape out of the land of Babylon, to delou round about : all ye thai bend the clare in Zion the vengeance of the LORD bow, shoot at her, spare no arrows: for our God, the vengeance of his temple. she liath sinned against the Lord.

29 Call together the archers gainst 15 Shout against her round abont: she! Babylon: all ye that bend the bew, Cuinp. hath given lier hand : her foundations against it round about; let none thereif are fallen, her walls are thrown down : escape: recompense her according to her for it is the vengeance of the LORD: take work; according to all that she hath done, vengeance upon her; as she hath donc, i do unto her: for she hath been proud 4do unto her.

gainst the LORD, against the Holy One 16 Cut off the sower from Babylon, and f Isrcel him that handleth the sickle in the tinit 30 Therefore shall her young inen fall sig harvest : for fear of the oppressing in the streets, and all her menot war shall

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