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Jmhanan reprovedfor his hypocrisy. Chap. xliv. • Jeremiah carried to.Eeypt.

nor hive hunger of bread; and there will we dwell;

15 And now therefore hear the word of the Lo R D , ye remnant of J udah; Thus faith the Lo B D of hosts, the God of Israel; If ye wholly set your faces to enter into Egypt, and go to sojourn there;

16 Then it shall come to pass, that the {Word, which ye feared,shall overtake you there in the land of Egypt, and the famine, whereof ye were afraid, shall follow close aster you there in Egypt; and there ye shall die.

17 So shall it be with all the men that set their faces to go into Egypt to sojourn there; they.shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence: and none of them shall remain or escape from the evil that I will bring upon them.

18 For thus faith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; As mine anger and my fury hath been poured forth upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem; so shall my fury be poured forth upon you, when ye shall enter into Egypt: and ye shall be an execration, and an astonishment, and a curse, and a reproach; and ye shall see this place no more.

19 «J The Lor D hath said concerning you, O ye remnant or J udah; Goye not into Egypt: know certainly that I have admonished you this day.

*o For ye dissembled in your hearts, when ye sent me unto the Lord your God, saying, Pray for us unto the Lo R D our God; and according unto all that the Lor D our God shall fay, so declare unto us, and we will do it.

11 And now I have this day declared it to you i but ye have not obeyed the voice of the Lor D your God, nor any thing for the which he hath sent me unto you.

:i Now therefore know certainly that ye shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence, in the place whither ye desire to go and to sojourn.

CHAP. XLIII. 1 Johanan earrieth Jeremiah into Egypt.

8 Jeremiah prothefieth the conquest os

Egypt by the Babylonians.

AND it came to pass, that when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking unto all the people all the words of the Lord their God, for which the Lor D their God had sent him to them, even all these words,

* Then spake Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the proud men, saying unto Jeremiah, Thou speakest falsely ■ the Lor D our God hath not sent thee to say, Go

not into Egypt to sojourn there: j 3 But Baruch the son of Neriah settctli 1 thee on against us, for to deliver us into the hand of the Chaldeans, that they might put us to death, and carry us away captives into Babylon.

+ So Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces, and all the people, obeyed not the voice of the Lo R D , to dwell in the land of J udah.

5 But Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces, took all the remnant of J udah, that were returned from all nations, whither they had been driven, to dwell in the land of Judah;

6 Even men, and women, andchildren, and the king's daughters, and every person that Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard had left with Gedaliaii the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphau, and Jeremiah the prophet, aud Baruch the ion of Neriah.

7 So they came into the land of Egypt: for they obeyed not the voice of the Lord: thus came they even to Tahpanhes.

8 ^f Then came the word of the Lo R D unto Jeremiah in Tahpanhes, saying,

9 Take great stones in thine hand, and hide them in the clay in the brickkiln, which is at the entry of Pharaoh s house in Tahpanhes, in the sight of the men of Judah;

10 And fay unto them, Thus faith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will send and take Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and will (et his throne upon these stones that I have hid; and he shall spread his royal pavilion over them.

11 And when he cometh, he shall smite the land of Egypt, and deliver such as are for death to death; aud such as are for captivity to captivity; and such as are for the sword to the (word.

1* And I will kindle a sire in the houses of the gods of Egypt; and he (hall burn them, and carry them away cap. fives: and he (hall array himself with the land of Egypt, as a shepherd putteth on his garment; and he (hall go forth from thence in peace.

1 j He shall break also the images of Beth-stiemesh, that is in the land of Egypt: and the houses of the gods of the Egyptians shall he burn with sire,.. , ■

C H A P. XLIV. 1, The desolation of Judah for idolatry...xi

TheJeivs'',obstwacy,ioislhreate>uJ. 19

The destruction of Egypt foreshown. < •„

THE word that came to Jeremiah con» cerutng all the Jews which dwell in

•Judah-s desolation. JEREMIAH Obstinate idolaters thriatcnii.

the famine: and they shall be an execration, and an astonishment, and s curie, and a reproach.

13 For I will punish them that dwell in the land of Egypt, as I have punished Jerusalem, by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence:

14 So that none of the remnant of Judah which are gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall escape orfemain, that they should return into tlie land of Judah, to the which they have a desire to return to dwell there: for nono shall return but such as shall escape.

15 fl Then all the men which knew that their wives had burned incense unto other gods, and all the women that stood by, a great multitude, even all the people that dwelt in the land of Egypt, iu Pathros, answered Jeremiah, saying,

16 As for the word that thou hast Ipoken unto us in the name of the Lord, we will not hearken unto thee.

17 But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour outdrinkofferingsunto her, as we have done, we, and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem: for t/ien had we plenty os victuals, and were well, and law no evil.

18 But since we. left oft"to burn incense to the queen of heaven, aud to pour out drink offerings unto her, we have wanted all things, and have been consumed by the sword and by the famine.

19 And when we burned incense to the queen of heaven, and poured out drink offerings unto her, did wemakehercakd to worship her, and pour out drink offerings unto her, without our men?

To fl Then Jeremiah said unto all the people, to the men, and to the wonxn, ana to all the people which had given him that answer, faying,

si The incense that ye burned in the cities of Judah, and in the streetsof Jerusalem, ye, and your fathers, your kings, and your princes, and the people of tie land, did not the Lo R B remember than, and came it not into his mind?

si So that the Lor D could no longer bear, because of the evil of your doings, and because of the abominations which ye have committed; therefore i» your land a desolation, and an astonishment, and 1 curse, without ail inhabitant, 3* at this day.

13 Because ye have beflned incense, and because ye have sinned against the Lor p, and liave not obfved the voice


the land of Egypt, which dwell at Migdol, and at Tahpanhes, and at Noph, and in the country of Pathros, saying,

z Thus faith the Lord of holts, the God of Israel; Ye have seen all the evil that I have brought upon Jerusalem, and upon all the cities of Judah; and, behold, this day they are a desolation, and no man dwelleth therein,

jBecauseof their wickedness which they have committed to provoke me to anger, in that they went to burn incense, and to serve other gods, whom they knew not, neither they, ye, nor your fathers.

4. Howbeit I sent unto you all my servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate.

5 But they hearkened not,norinclined their ear to turn from their wickedness, to burn no incense unto other gods.

6 Wherefore my fury and mine anger was poured forth, and was kindled in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem; and they are wasted and desolate, as at this day.

7Thsreforenowthus faith the LoRn,the God of hosts, the God of Israel; Wherefore commit ye this great evil again st your souls, to cut off from you man and woman, child and suckling, out of Judah, to leave you none to remain;

8 In that ye provoke me unto wrath with the works of your hands, burning incense unto other gods in the land of Egypt, whither ye be gone to dwell, that ye might cut yourselves off, and that ye might be a curse and a reproach among all the nations of the earth?

9 Have ye forgotten the wickedness of your fathers, and the wickedness of the kings of Judah, and the wickedness of their wives, and your own wickedness, and the wickedness of your wives, which they have committed in the land of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem?

I oTheyarenot humbled even unto this day, neither have they scared, nor walked in my law, nor in my ltatutes, that I set before you, and before your fathers.

II Therefore thus faith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will set my face against you for evil, and to cut off all Judah.

11 And I will take the remnant os Judah, that have set their faces to go into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, and they shall all be consumed, and fall in the land of Egypt; they (hall even be con fumed by the sword and by the famine: they shall die, from the leafs even unto the greatest, by the iw«tfd and by

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in his statutes, nor in his testimonies; | The Lord faith thus; Behold, thai

therefore this evil is happened unto you, as at this day.

14 Moreover Jeremiah said unto all the people, and to all the women, Hear the word of the Loud, all Judah that are in the land of Egypt:

15 Thus faith the Lor D of hosts, the God of Israel, saying, Ye and your wives have both spoken with your mouths, and fulfilled with your hand, saying, We will surely perform our vows that we have vowed, to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her: ye will surely accomplish your vows, and surely perform your vows.

a6 Therefore hear ye the word of the Loft D, all Judah that dwell in the land •f Egypt; Behold, I have sworn by my great name, faith the Lord, that my name shall no more be named in the mouth of any man of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, The Lord God Uveth.

»7 Behold, I will watch over them for evil, and not for good: and all the men of Judah that are in the land of Egypt shall be consumed by the sword and by the famine, until there be an end os them.

»3 Yet a small number that escape the sword shall return out of the land of Egypt into the land of Judah, and all the remnant dt' Judah, that are gone into the land of Egyptto sojourn there, ihall know whose words (hall stand, mine, or their's.

*9 «fl And tWis/hall be a sign unto you, faith the Lord, that I will punish you in this place, that ye may know that my words lhall surely stand against you for evil -.

30 Thus faith the Lo R D ; Behold, I will give Pharaoh-hophrakingof Egypt into the hand of his enemies, and into the hand of them that seek his life; as I gave Zedekiah king of Judah into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, his enemy, and that sought his life.


I Baruth being dismayed, 4 Jeremiah in

ftruBcth and comfort eth him.

TH E word tJMt Jeremiah the prophet spake Into Baruch the son of I-.'eriah, when he had written these words in a book at the mouth of Jeremiah, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, laying,

1 Thus faith the Lo ft D , the God of Israel, unto thee, O Baruch;

3 Thou didst say. Wot h me now! for she Lor D hath added grief to my sorrow; I fainted in my sighing, and I find no rest.

which I have built will I break down, and that which I have planted I will pluck up, even this whole land.

5 And seekest thou great things for thy self? seek them not: for, behold, I will bring evil upon all flesh, faith the Lo R D 1 but thy life will I give unto thee for » prey in all places whither thou goest.

CHAP. XLVI. 1 The overthrow of Pharaoh's army. 13

The conquest of Egypt by Nebuchadrex.

zar. 27 Jacob comforted in chastisement.

THE word of the Lo R » which came to Jeremiah the prophet against the Gentiles;

1 Against Egypt, against the army of Pharaoh - necho k i ng of Egypt, which was by the river Euphrates in Charchemifh, which Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon smote in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah.

5 Order ye the buckler and shield, and draw near to battle.

4 Harness the horses; and get up* ye horsemen, and stand forth with your helmets; furbiih the spear*:, and y'ut on the brigandines.

5 Wherefore have I seen them dismayedand turned away back? and their mighty ones ave beaten down, and are fled apace, and look not back -.for fear •www round about, faith the Lord.

6 Let not the swift flee away, nor the mighty man escape; they ihall stumble, and fall toward the north by the river Euphrates.

7 Who it this that cometh up as a flood, whose waters are moved as the livers?

8 Egypt riseth up like a flood, and his waters arc moved like the rivers ; and he faith, I will go up, and will cover the earth; I will destroy the city and the inhabitants thereof.

9 Come up, ye horses; and rage, ye chariots; and let the mighty men come forth; the Ethiopians, and the Libyans, that handle the shield; and the Lydians, that handle and bend the bow.

10 For this is the day of the Lord God of hosts, a day of vengeance, that he may avenge him of his adversaries*, and the sword shall devour, and it (hall be satiate and made drunk with their blood: for the Lord Gon of hosts hath a sacrifice in the north country by the river Euphrates.

11 Go up into Gilead, and take balm, O virgin, the daughter of Egypt: in vairt (halt thou use many medicines; for thou. (halt not be cured.


The conquest as Egypt.

i% The nations have heard of thy shame, and thy cry hath filled the land: for the mighty man hath stumbled against the mighty, and they are fallen both together.

13 fl The word that the Lord spake to Jeremiah the prophet, how Nebuchadrezzar king ot Baby Ion ihould come and finite the land of Egypt.

14. Declare ye in Egypt, and publish in Migdol, and publish in Noph, and in Tahpanhes: fay ye, Stand salt, and prepare thee; for the sword lhall devour round about thee.

15 Why are thy valiant men swept away ? they stood not, because the Lord did drive them.

j6 He made many to fall, yea, one sell upon another: and they said, Arise, and let us go again to our own people, and to the land of our nativity, from the oppressing (word.

17 They did cry there, Pharaoh king of Egypt M but a noise; he hath passed the time appointed.

18 4s. 1 live, faith the king, whose name is the Lord of hosts,Surely as Tabor is among the mountains, and as Carmel by the sea,/o shall he come.

19 O thou daughter dwelling in Egypt, furnish thyself to go into captivity: for Noph lhall be waste and desolate without an inhabitant.

20 Egypt is like a very fair heifer, but destruction cometh; it cometh out of the north. .

21 Also her hired men are in the midst cf her like fatted bullocks: for they also are turned back, and are fled away together : they did not ltand, because the day of their calamity was come upon them, end the time of their visitation.

iz The voice thereof shall go like a serpent: for they shall march with an army, and come against her with axes, as hewers of wood.

*3 They shall cut down her forest, faith the Lor D, though it cannot be searched; because they are more than the grasshoppers, and are innumerable.

»4 The daughter of Egypt shall be confounded; she shall be delivered into the hand of the people of the north.

15 The Lor D of hosts, the God of Israel, faith; Behold,I will punish the multitude of No, and Pharaoh, and Egypt, with their gods, and their kings; even Pharaoh, and all them that trust in him:

»6AndIwilldelivertheraintothehand of those that seek their lives, and into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of his servants:

JEREMIAH The Philistine} destroyed.

and afterward it shall be inhabited, at in the days of old, faith the Lord.

27 *>J But fear not thou, O my servant Jacob, and be not dismayed, O Israel: for, behold, I will save thee from afar off, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob (hall return, and be in rest and at ease, and none shall make him afraid.

28 Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, faith the Lord : for low with thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee: but I will not make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished.

The destruction of the Philistinet.

TH E word of the Lord that cunt
to Jeremiah the prophet againlt the
Philistine^, before that Pharaoh smote

2 Thus faith the Lor D; Behold, waters rife up out of the north, and shall be an overflowing flood, and shall overflow the land, and all that is therein; the city, and them that dwell therein: then the men (hall'cry, and all the inhabitants of the land shall howl.

3 At the noise of the stamping of the hoofsofhisstrong/;or/«,attherushingot his chariots, and at the rumbling ofhis wheels, the fathers shall not look back to their children for feebleness of hands;

4 Because of the day that cometh to spoil all the Phililtines, and tocntoff from Tyrus and Zidon every helper that remaineth: for the Lo R D will spTM the Philistines, the remnant of the country of Caphtor.

5 Baldness is come upon Gaza, Alhkelon is cut off <with the remnant of their valley: how Ions; wilt thou cut thysetf?

6 O thou sword of the Lord, how long<u>;7/rf be ere thou be quiet? put up thyself into thy scabbard, rest, and be still.

7 Howcan it be quiet, seeing the Lo R D hath given it a charge against Ashkelon, and against the sea shore ? there hath he appointed it.


1 The judgement of Moth, for severalctr

rupliont. 47 she restoration ofMoai.

AGAINSTMoabthussaithfheLoM of hosts, the God of Israel; Woe unto Nebo I for it is spoiled: Kiriathaia « confounded and taken: Misgab ii confounded and dismayed.

2 There shall be no more praiseof Moa*' in Hefhbonthev have devised evil agamit

it; come, and let ut cut it off from ^"K1 '' nation.

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nation. Also thou shalt be cut down, O Madmen; the sword shall pursue thee.

3 A voice of crying/hall be from Horonaim,-spoiling and great destruction.

14 Moab is destroyed; her little ones have caused a cry to be heard.

5*"»r in the going up os Luhith continual weeping shall go up j for in the going down of Horonaim the enemies have beard a cry of destruction.

6 Flee, save your lives, and be like the heath in the wilderness.

7 For because thon hast trusted in thy works and in thy treasures, thou shalt also lie taken: and Chemosh (hall go forth into captivity with his priests and his princes together.

8 And thespoiler (hall comeupon every city, and no city (hall escape: the valley also {hall perish, and the plain (hall be destroyed, as the Lord hath spoken.

9 Give wing! unto Moab, that it may flee and get away: for the cities thereof shall be desolate, without any to dwell therein.

to Cursed be he that doeth the work of the Lord deceitfully, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.

11 Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and he hath settled on his lees, and hath aot been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither hath he gone into captivity: therefore his taste remained in hirst, and his scent is not changed.

1 a Therefore, behold, the days come, faith the Lord, thatlwillsenduntohim wanderers, that (hall cause him to wander, and (hall empty his vessels, and break their bottles.

13 AndMoab (hall beasliamed of Chemosli, as the house of Israel was ashamed of Beth-el their confidence.

14 How fay ye, We are mighty and strong men for the War?

15 Moab is spoiled, and gone up out of her cities, and his cholbn young men are gone down to the slaughter, faith the king, whose name is The Lo R D of hosts.

16 The calamity of Moab is near to come, and his affliction hasteth fast.

17 All ye that are about him, bemoan him j and all ye that know his name, fay, How is the strong staff broken, andt\\e beautiful rod! ,

18 Thou daughter that dost inhabit Dibon, come down from thy glory, and sit in" thirsts for the spoiler of Monb shall come upon thee, ami he shall destn^-thy''ftf«*>g'holds.

19 Q inhabitant of Aroer, stand by the *«y, ahd espy; aikhiiwtftat fleeth, and

her that escapeth, and say, What is done?

10 Moab is confounded; for it is broken down: howl and cry; tell ye it in Arnon, that Moab is spoiled.

*i And judgement is come upon the plain country; upon Holon, and upon Jahazah, and upon Mephaath,

ii And upon Dibon, and upon Nebo» and upon Beth-dlblathaim,

23 And upon Kiriathaim, and upon Beth-gamul, and upon Beth-meon,

14 And upon Kef 10th, and upon Bozrah, and upon all the cities of the land of Moab, far or near.

*5Thehorn ofMoab is cutoff, and his arm is broken, faith the Lord.

16 Make ye him drunken: for he magnified himself against the Lord: Moab also shall wallow in his vomit, and he also (hall be in derision.

*7 For was not Israel a derision unto thee? was he found among thieves? for since thou spakest of him, thou (kippedst for joy.

28 6 ye that dwell in Moab, leave the cities, and dwell in the rock, and be like the dove that maketh her nest in the sides of the hole's mouth.

29 We have heard the pride of Moab, (he is exceeding proud:) his loftiness, and his arrogancy, and his pride, and the haughtiness of his heart.

301 know his wrath, faith the Lord; but it shall not be so; his lies shall not so effect it.

31 Therefore will I howl for Moab, and I will cry out for all Moab; mine heart (hall mourn for the meri of Kir-heres.

31 O vine of Sibmali, I will weep for thee with the weeping of Jazer; thy plants are gone over the sea, they reach even to the sea of Jazer: the spoiler is fallen upon thy summer fruits and upon thy vintage.

33 And joy and gladness is taken from the plentiful field, and from the land of Moab: and I have caused wine to fail from the winepresses: none sliall tread with shouting; their (houting shall be no sliouting.

34 From the cry of Heshbon even unto Elealeh, and even unto Jahaz, have they uttered their voice, from Zoar even unto Horonaim, as an heifer of three years old: for the waters also of Nimrim (hall be desolate.

35 Moreover I will cause to Cease in Moab, faith the Lo R D , him that offereth in the high places, and him thafourneth" incense to his gods.

36 ThereforettnuWieartWtfH souhd fo». U u Monb

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