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against this city, and they shall take it, and burn 9 it with fire. Thus saith JEHOVAH, Deceive not yourselves, saying, The Chaldeans shall surely go

for they shall not go. But, although ye had smitten the whole army of the Chaldeans, that fight against you, and there remained of them wounded men, every one in his tent, they should rise, and burn this city with

fire. 11 And it came to pass, when the army of the

Chaldeans were marched off from before Jerusa12 lem because of Pharaoh's army, that Jeremiah

went forth out of Jerusalem, to go into the land

of Benjamin, to receive a portion thereof. among 13 the people. And as he was in the gate of Ben

jamin, a captain of the ward was there, whose name was Irijah, the son of Shelemiah, the son

of Hananiah; and he laid hold on Jeremiah, say14 ing, Thou art going over to the Chaldeans. And

Jeremiah said, It is false, I am not going over to the Chaldeans. But he hearkened not to him.

And Irijah laid hold on Jeremiah, and brought 15 him unto the princes. And the princes were in

censed against Jeremiah; and smote him, and committed him to prison in the house of Jona

than the scribe ; for they made that a prison. 16 When Jeremiah was entered into the dungeon

and into the cells, and had abode there inany days; 17 then Zedekiah the king sent, and took him; and

the king asked him in his house privately, and said, Is there any word from JEHOVAH? And Jeremiah' said, There is : for he hath said, Into the

hand of the king of Babylon shalt thou be deli18 vered. “And Jeremiah said unto'king Zedekiah,

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Whať offence have I committed against thee, or

against thy servants, or against this people, that 19 ye have cast' me into prison? And where are your

prophets, that prophesied unto you, saying, The

king of Babylon shall not come against you, nor 30 against this land. But now, hear, I pray thee, O

my lord the king; let my supplication, I pray
thee, fall down before thee, and cause me not to

return to the house of Jonathan the scribe, nor 21 let me die there. And Zedekiah the king com

manded, and they committed Jeremiah into the
court of the prison, and allowed him a loaf of
bread every day out of the baker's, street, until
all the bread in the city were spent. And Jere-
miah remained in the court of the prison.

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CHAP. XXXII.

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THE WORD WHICH CAME to JEREMIAH FROM JEHOVAH
IN THE TENTH YEAR OF ZEDEKIAH KING OF JUDAH :
THE SAME WAS THE EIGHTEENTH YEAR OF NEBUCHAD-
NEZZAR :

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And at that time the army of the Chaldeans laid close, siege to Jerusalem, and Jeremiah the prophet was confined in the court of the prison,

which belonged to the house of the king of Judah. 3 For Zedekiah king of Judah had put him in con

finement, saying, Wherefore hast thou prophesied,
saying, Thus saith JEHOVAH, Behold, I am about

to give this city into the hand of the king of 4 Babylon, and he shall take it. And Zedekiah

king of Judah shall not escape out of the hand
of the Chaldeans, but shall surely be delivered in-
to the hand of the king of Babylon, and he
shall speak with him mouth to mouth, and his

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Zedekiah to Babylon, and there shall he be until
I visit him, saith JEHOVAH. When ye shall fight
against the Chaldeans, ye shall not prosper.

AND Jeremiah said,. The word of JEHOVAH 7. came unto me, saying, Behold, Hanameel the son

of Shallum thine uncle will come unto thee, say-
ing, Buy thee my field which is in Anathoth, for

thine is by law the redemption for to purchase. ::8 And Hanameel my uncle's son came unto me ac

cording to the word of JEHOVan in the court
of the prison, and said unto mę, Buy, I pray
thee, my field which is in Anathoth, which is in
the land of Benjamin ; for thine is by law the
inheritance, and thine the redemption; buy [it]

for thyself. Then I knew that this was the 9 word of JEHOVAH. - I bought therefore the field

which was in Anathoth of Hanameel my uncle's

son, and I paid him the money, seventeen shekels 10 of silver. And I had a deed drawn up and seal

ed, and I caused witnesses to witness, and I weigh11 ed the money in scales. And I'took the purchase

deed, that which was sealed [containing] the as

signment and the limitations; and that which 12 was open. And I delivered the purchase deed to

Baruch the son of Neriah, the son of Maaseiah, in the presence of Hanameel my uncle's son, and in the presence of the witnesses who were written in the purchase deed, and in the presence of

all the Jews, who sate in the court of the prison. 13 And I charged Baruch in their presence, saying, 14 Thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel,

Take these writings, this purchase deed, both the sealed, and this open deed, and deposit them

"; in an earthen vessel, that they may endure many '15 days. For thus saith JEHOVAH of hosts the God

of Israel, Yet again shall houses and fields and

vineyards be recovered in this land. 16' THEN prayed I unto JEHOVAH; after I had de

livered the purchase deed' to Baruch- the son of 17 Neriah, saying, Ah Lord JEHOVAH! Behold, thou

hast made the heavens and the earth by thy great

power, and by thy stretched out arm; there can 18 be nothing too hard for thee; who shewest mer

cy unto thousands, and recompensest the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children

that come after them ; the greatest, the mightiest 19 God, whose name is JEHOVAH of hosts : great in

counsel, and manifold in operation, whose eyes are open upon all the ways of the children of

men, to give to every one according to his ways, 20 and according to the fruit of his doings: who ... hast displayed signs and wonders in the land of

Egypt, even unto this day, and in Israel, and a

mong men; and hast made thyself a name as at 21 this day: and hast brought forth thy people Is.

rael out of the land of Egypt, with signs, and with wonders, and with a strong hand, and with

- a stretched out arm, and with great terribleness; 22 and hast given unto them this land, which thou

swarest unto their fathers to give them, a land 23 flowing with milk and honey and they have en

tered in and possessed it; but they have not obeyed thy voice, nor walked according to thy law; all that thou commandedst them to do, they have

not done; therefore hast thou caused all this evil to 24 befal them. Behold, the mounts are advanced unto

the city to take it, and the city is given into the

for money,

hand of the Chaldeans, that war against it, by means of the sword, and of the famine, and of the

pestilence; and what thou hast spoken is come 95 to pass, and, behold, thou seest. . Yet hast thou said unto me, O Lord Jehovah, Buy thee the field

and cause witnesses to attest; whereas the city is given into the hand of the Chal

deans. 26 : THEN came the word of JEHOVAH unto Jere27 miah, saying, Behold, I JEHOVAH am the God of

all flesh; can anything be too hard for me? 28 Therefore thus saith JEHOVAH, Behold, I am about

to give this city into the hand of the Chaldeans,

and into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of 29 Babylon, and he shall take it.. - And the Chaldeans,

that war against this city, shall enter, and shall set this city on fire, and shall burn it, and the houses, upon the roofs of which they have burned incense to Baal, and have poured out libations

unto strange gods, so as to provoke me to anger. 30 For the children of Israel and the children of

Judah have been but doing that which is evil in my sight from their youth : surely the children of Israel have been but provoking me to anger

with the work of their own hands, saith JEHO31 VAH. For a yoke of mine anger, and a yoke of

mine indignation, hath this city been to me, from the day that they built it, even unto this day,

to remove it from before me, because of all the 32 wickedness of the children of Israel, and of

the children of Judah, which they have committed to provoke me to anger, they, their kings, their princes, their priests, and their prophets, and the men of Judah, and inhabitants of Jerusalem.

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