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at once.

Folly of idolatry.

Charges against Judah. dwell in the wilderness; for all these na- B. C. 600. cords are broken: my children are gone tions are uncircumcised, and all the

forth of me, and they are not; there is house of Israel are uncircumciseda in a Ro. 2.28,29. none to stretch forth my tent any more, the heart.

6 chap. 2. 8.

and to set up my curtains. CHAPTER X.

Eze.34.2..10 HEAR

Zec. 10. 3.

21 For the pastors are become brutish, ye the word which the LORD

cLe. 18. 3.

and have not sought the LORD: therespeaketh unto you, O house of Israel :

20. 23.

fore they shall not prosper, and all their 2 Thus saith the LORD, Learn note the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed

flocks shall be scattered. B statutes,

22 Behold, the noise of the bruit is at the signs of heaven; for the heathen

nances are

come, and a great commotion out of the are dismayed at them.

vanity. north country, to make the cities of Ju. 3 For the B customs of the people are d Is.40.19, &c dah desolate, and a den of dragons. vain : ford one cutteth a tree out of the e Pr. 16. 1. 23 O LORD, I know that the waye of forest, the work of the hands of the work- 20. 24.

man is not in himself: it is not in man man, with the axe:

s chap. 30.11. that walketh to direct his steps. 4 They deck it with silver and with

Ps. 6.1.

24 O LORD, correct me, buts with gold; they fasten it with nails and with y diminish

judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou hammers, that it move not. 5. They are upright as the palm tree, 9 Ps.115.5, &cy bring me to nothing.

25 Pourout thy fury upon the heathen but speak not; they must needs be borne, 1 Co. 12. 2. that know thee not, and upon the famibecause they cannot go. Bę not afraid " Ps. 79. 6, 7. lies that call not on thy name: for they of them; for they cannot do evil, nei- i La. 2. 22. have eaten up. Jacob, and devoured him, ther also is it in them to do good.

į Ex. 15. 11. and consumedi him, and have made his 6 Forasmuch as there is none; like unto k Re. 15. 4. habitation desolate. thee, O LORD; thou art great, and thy sor, it lik

CHAPTER XI. name is great in might.

eth thee. THE word that came to Jeremiah from 7 Whok would not fear thee, O King of ? Ps. 89. 6. the LORD, saying, nations ? for 8 to thee doth it appertain: Sin one, or, 2 Hear ye the words of this covenant, forasmuch as among all the wise menl of

and speak unto the men of Judah, and the nations, and in all their kingdoms, m De. 27. 26. to the inhabitants of Jerusalem; there is none like unto thee.

Ga. 3. 10. 3 And say thou unto them, Thus saith 8 But they are Saltogether brutish and 1 Is. 41. 29. the LORD God of Israel, Cursedm be the foolish; the stock is a doctrine of vani- • Da. 10. 5. man that obeyeth not the words of this ties.”

p De. 4. 20.

covenant, 9 Silver spread into plates is brought from a chap. 7. 23. 4 Which I commanded your fathers in Tarshish, and goldo from Uphaz, the work n God of the day that I brought them forth out of the of the workman, and of the hands of the


land of Egypt, from the iron furnace, say,

Ps. 5. founder: blue and purple is their clothing; IM. 6. 97. ing, Obey? my voice, and do them, accord: they are all the work of cunning men.

ing to all which I command you: so shall 10 But the LORD is the n true God, he e king of ye be my people, and I will be your God; is the living' God, and an everlasting. Ps. 10. ic. 5 That I may perform the oath“ which King: at his wrath the earth shall trem. Do. 7.12,13. I have sworn unto your fathers, to give ble, and the nations shall not be able to u Ps.105.8..11 them a land flowing with milk and hoabide his indignation.

* In the ney, as it is this day. Then answered I, 11 «Thus shall ye say unto them, The Chaldean and said, ^ So be it, O LORD. gods that have not made the heavens and language. 6 Then the LORD said unto me, Prothe earth, even theyo shall perish from the Amen, claim all these words in the cities of earth, and from under these heavens. De.27.15..26 Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem,

12 Hew hath made the earth by his v Zec. 13. 2.. saying, Hear ye the words of this covepower, he hath established the world v ch.51.150.19 nant, and do them.

: by his wisdom, and hath stretched out

7 For I earnestly protested unto your

Ja. 1. 22. the heavens by his discretion. 13 When he uttereth his voice, there is Job 38. 34. fathers, in the day that I brought them

up out of the land of Egypt, even unto a u multitude of waters in the heavens,

Mor, noise.

this day, rising early and protesting, and hea causeth the vapours to ascend

ch7.13, &c.

a Ps. 135.7. saying, Obey my voice. from the ends of the earth; he maketh

8. Yet they obeyed not, nor inclined lightnings v with rain, and bringeth forth vor, for, their ear, but walked every one in the the wind out of his treasures.

bornness, 14 Every man is p brutish” in his know

" imagination of their evil heart: thereledge: every founder is confounded by the

chap.7. 24. fore I will bring upon them all the words

*9. 14. of this covenant, which I commanded graven image: for his molten image is

por, more

them to do; but they did them not. falsehood, and there is no breath in them. brutish 9 And the LORD said unto me, A con

15 They are vanity, and the work of than to spiracy is found among the men of Judah, errors: in the time of their visitation


and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem. they shall perish.

6 Ps. 92. 6.

10 They are turned back to the iniqui16 The Portion of Jacob is not like

94. 8.

ties of their forefathers, d which refused to them : for he is the former of all things;

c Ps. 16. 5.
d Eze. 20.27..

hear my words; and they went after other and Israel is the rode of his inheritance:


gods to serve them: the house of Israel and The LORD of hostss is his name.

e De. 32. 9.

the house of Judah have broken my cove17 Gather up thy wares out of the Ps. 74. 2. nant, which I made with their fathers. land, o inhabitant of the fortress :

s Is. 47. 4. 11 Therefore thus saith the LORD, Be18' For thus saith the LORD, Behold, o inhabi- hold, I will bring evil upon them, which I will sling, out the inhabitants of the tress. they shall not be able to rescape; and land at this once, and will distress them, 11 Sa. 25. 29. though they shall cry unto me, I will that they may find it so."

o go forth of. not hearken unto them. 19 Woe is me for my hurt! my wound in Eze. 6. 10. 12 Then shall the cities of Judah, and is grievous : but I said, Truly this is a i Mi. 7.9.

inhabitants of Jerusalem, go and cry grief, and I must beari it.

k De. 32. 37. unto the godsd unto whom they offer 20'My tabernacle is spoiled, and all my

incense: but they shall not save them

or, stub.

Ho. 9. 10.

my house?


Crimes and punishments.

Predictions of mercy. at all in the time of their B trouble.

B. C. 608. 6 For even thy brethrena and the house 13 Forb according to the number of thy

of thy father, even they have dealt treachcities were thy gods, O Judah; and ac- Bevil. erously with thee; yea, they have y callcording to the number of the streets of Mi. 7. 6. ed a multitude after thee:c believe them Jerusalem have ye set up altars to that chap. 2, 28. not, though they speak 8 fair words unto Śshameful thing, even altars to burn in-yor, cried thee. cense unto Baal.

after thee

7 I have forsakend mine house, I have 14 Therefore pray note thou for this fully.

left mine heritage; I have given the people, neither lift up a cry or prayer for Pr.26.24,25. y dearly beloved of my soul into the them: for I will not hear them in the time good things. hand of her enemies. that they cry unto me for their trouble. Ś shame, 8 Mine heritage is unto me as a lion

15 What hath my beloved to do in chap. 3.24. in the forest; it crieth out against me; mines house, seeing she hath wrought

therefore have I hated it.

d Ps.78.59,60. lewdness with many, and the holyo flesh

e chap. 7. 16.

9 Mine heritage is unto me as a l speckled is passed from thee? when vthou doest Ex. 32. 10. bird; the birds round about are against evil, then thou rejoicest."

her; comei ye, assemble all the beasts of 16 The LORD called thy name, A green

n love of.

the field, a come to devour. Olivek tree, fair, and of goodly fruit; with evil. 10 Many pastors have destroyed my the noise of a great tumult he hath kin- «is to my vineyard, they have trodden my portion

beloved in dled fire upon it, and the branches of it

under foot, they have made my p pleaare broken.

sant portion a desolate wilderness. 17 For the LORD of hosts that? planted giveth out 11 They have made it desolate, and thee hath pronounced evil against thee, or, yelleth. being desolate it mourneth unto me; the for the evil of the house of Israel, and

whole land is made desolate, because

s Mat. 22.11. of the house of Judah, which they have

y Hag. 2. 12..

no man layeth it to heart. done against themselves, to provoke me


12 The spoilers are come upon all high to anger, in offering incense unto Baal. 18 and the Lord hath given me know. [mor, having places through the wilderness: for the


sword of the LORD shall devour from the ledgen of it, and I know it: then thou

one end of the land even to the other end shewedsto me their doings.

v or, thy
evil is.

of the land: no flesh shall have peace. 19 But I was like a lamb, or an ox, that 1 Pr. 2. 14. 13 They have sown wheat, butr shall is brought to the slaughter; and I knew i Is. 56.9.

reap thorns; they have put themselves not that they had devised devices I against

to pain, but shall not profit; and they me, saying, Letr us destroy the tree with Tor, cause shall be ashamed of your revenues, be

them to the fruit thereof, and let us cut him off


of the fierce anger of the LORD. from the land of the living, that his name k Ro. 11, 17.

14 Thus saith the Lord against all mine may be no more remembered.

p portion of

evil neighbours, that touch the inherit20 But, O LORD. of hosts, that judgest desire.

ance which I have caused my people righteously, that trieste the reins and the chap. 2. 21. Israel to inherit; Behold, I will pluck heart, let me see thy vengeance on them; m Is. 42. 25. them out of their land, and pluck out for unto theeu have I revealed my cause. n Am. 3. 7. the house of Judah from among them.

21 Therefore thus saith the LORD of the Eze. 8.6, &c 15 And it shall come to pass, after that men of Anathoth that seek thy life, say- p Le. 26. 16. I have plucked them out I will return, ing, Prophesy notw in the name of the a chap. 18.18. and have compassion on them, and will LORD, that thou die not by our hand: oor, ye. bring them again, every man to his heri

22 Therefore thus saith the LORD of "Lu. 20. 10.. tage, and every man to his land. hosts, Behold, I will punish them; the

15. 16 And it shall come to pass, if they young men shall die by the sword, their 7 stalk with will diligently learn the waygå of my sons and their daughters shall die by famine; his bread.

people, to swear by my name, The LORD 23 And there shall be no remnant of them, Zec. 2. 8, 9. liveth; as they taught my people to for I will bring evil upon the men of Ana- 1 Ch. 28. 9. swear' by Baal; then shall they bey thoth, even the year of their visitation, Re. 2. 23. built in the midst of my people. CHAPTER XII.

4Ps. E7.1.

17 But if a they will not obey, I will RIGHTEOUS 6 art thou, O'LORD, when

v .

Eze. 28. 25. utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, I plead with thee; yet let me x talk with

w Is. 30. 10.

saith the LORD. thee of thy judgments: Wherefore doth

Am. 2. 12.

CHAPTER XIII. the way of the wicked prosper? where- 17. 13,16

. Tìus saith the LORD unto me, Go fore are all they happy that deal very Mi, 2. 6. and get thee a linen girdle, and put it treacherously?

o visit upon.


thy loins, and put it not in water. Thou hast planted them; yea, they *Ca. 1. 8. 2 So I got a girdle, according to the word have taken root: they grow; yea, they y Ep.2.19..22. of the LORD, and put it on my loins. bring forth fruit: thou art neard in their 1 Pe. 2. 5.

3 And the word of the LORD camo mouth, and far from their reins.

2 Lu. 19. 44. unto

me the second time, saying, 3 But thou, O LORD, kpoweste me; a Is. 60. 12. 4 Take the girdle that thou hast got, thou hast seen me, and tried mine heart • Ps. 51. 4.

which is upon thy, loins, and arise, go to B toward thee; pull them out like sheep

Da. 9. 7.

Euphrates, and hide it there in a hole of for the slaughter, and prepare them for xor, reason the rock. the day of slaughter. I

5 So I went and hid it by Euphrates, 4 How long shall the land mourn, and the Job 21.7,&c as the LORD commanded me. herbs of every field wither, fors the wick

Ps.73.3,&c. 6 And it came to pass after many days, edness of them that dwell therein ? they go on. that the LORD said unto me, Arise, go to beasts are consumed, and the birds; because a Tit. 1. 16. Euphrates, and take the girdle from thence, they said, He shall not see our last end. e Ps. 17. 3. which I commanded thee to hide there.

5 If thou hast run with the footmen, and 139. 1, 23. 7 Then I went to Euphrates, and digged, they have wearied thee, then how canst B with. and took the girdle from the place where thou contend with horses ? and if in the Ja. 5.5. I had hid it: and, behold, the girdle was land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, Ps. 107.34. marred, it was profitable for nothing. they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do 1 Jos. 3. 15. 8 Then the word of the LORD came in the swelling of Jordan?

unto me, saying,

the case.

yor, stub.

of the

Calls to repentance.

Of the grievous famine. 9 Thus saith the LORD, After this man

B. C. 602. and thine abominations on the hills a in ner will I mars the pride of Judah, and

the fields. Woe unto thee, O Jerusalem! the great pride of Jerusalem.

a Is. 65. 7. wilt thou not be made clean? B when 10 This evil people, which refuse to Eze. 6. 13. shallo it once be ? hear my words, which walk in the yima- Le. 26. 19.

CHAPTER XIV. gination of their heart, and walk after B after. THE word of the LORD that came to other gods, to serve them, and to worship

when yet?

Jeremiah & concerning the dearth. them, shall even be as this girdle,e which c Ho. 8. 5. 2 Judah mourneth, and the gates thereof is good for nothing.

d chap. 16.12. languish; they are black unto the ground; il For as the girdle cleaveth to the loins

and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up. of a man, so have I caused to cleave unto

bornness. 3 And their nobles have sent their little me the whole house of Israel, and the


ones to the waters : they came to the pits, whole house of Judah, saith the LORD;

and found no water; they returned with that they might be unto me for a people,

dearths, or,

their vessels empty; they were ashamed and for a name, and for a praise, and for restraints.

and confounded, and covered their heads. a glory: but they would not hear.

e Is. 3. 24. 12 Therefore thou shalt speak unto Is. 3. 26.

4 Because the ground is chapt, for there

was no rain in the earth, the plowmen them this word, Thus saith the LORD

La. 2.9, &c. were ashamed, they covered their heads. God of Israel, Every bottle shall be filled 9 Ex. 19. 5. 5 Yea, the hind also calved in the field, with wine: and they shall say unto thee, ' ch.25.15,27. and forsook it, because there was no grass. Do we not certainly know that every

Is. 51.17,21.

6 And the wild asses did stand in the bottle shall be filled with wine ?

63. 6. i Da. 9. 9.

high places, they snuffed up the wind like 13 Then_shalt thou say unto them, Thus

k Ps. 2.9.

dragons; their eyes did fail, because there saith the LORD, Behold, I will fill all the

was no grass. inhabitants of this land, even the kings that Š a man 7 0 LORD, though our iniquities tessit upon David's throne, and the priests, against his

brother. and the prophets, and all the inhabitants

tify against us, do thou it for thy name's

sake: for our backslidings are many; we of Jerusalem, with drunkenness.”

Ichap.17.13. have sinned against thee. 14 And I will dashk Šthem one against

Joel 3. 16.

8 O the hope? of Israel, the Saviour

1 Ti. 1. 1. another, even the fathers and the sons to

m Ps. 46. 1.

thereof in time of trouble,why should gether, saith the LORD; I will not pity, nor

est thou be as a stranger in the land, and spare, nor have mercy, n but destroy them. n from de

as a wayfaring man that turneth aside to 15 Hear ye, and give ear; be not proud :


them. for the LORD hath spoken.

tarry for a night?

9 Why shouldest thou be as a man as16 Given glory to the LORD your God," Jos. 7. 19.

tonied, as a mighty man thatP cannot

o Am. 8. 9. before he cause darkness,and before your feet stumble upon the dark moun

p Is. 59.1.

save ? yet thou, O LORD, art in the midst” of us, and

we are called by thy name; tains, and while ye look? for light, he : Is. 59.9 turn it into the shadow of death, and

*Ex.29.45,46 leave us not.

10 Thus saith the LORD unto this people, make it gross darkness.

thy name

Thus have they loved to wander, they

is called 17 But if ye will not hear it, my soul

have not refrained t their feet; therefore shall weeps in secret places for your

upon us, pride; and mine eye shall weep

Da. 9.18,19. the LORD doth not accept them: he will sore,

now remember « their iniquity, and visit and run down with tears, because the chap: 9. 1. LORD's flock is carried away captive.

Ps.119.136. their sins. t chap. 2. 25.

11 Then said the LORD unto me, Pray 18 Say unto the king and to the queen, Ho. 9. 9. not for this people for their good. Humble yourselves, sit down; for your v chap. 22.26. 12 When they fast, I will notw hear their K principalities shall come down, even the 2 Ki. 24. 12. cry; and when they offer burnt offering crown of your glory.

Jon. 3. e.

and an oblation, I will not accept them; 19 The cities of the south shall be shut w Is. 1. 15.

but I will consume them by the sword,

Zec. 7. 13. up, and none shall open them ;* Judah

and by the famine, and by the pestilence. shall be carried away captive all of it, it Kor,


13 Then said I, Ah, Lord God! behold, shall be wholly carried away captive.


the prophets sayy unto them, Ye shall 20 Lift up your eyes, and behold them 2 Ki. 25. 21. not see the sword, neither shall ye have that come from the north - where is the flock ch.28.2, &a: famine ; but I will give you assured

. that was given thee, thy beautiful flock ?

peace in this place. 21 What wilt thou say when he shall a peace of 14 Then the LORD said unto me, The 1 punish thee? for thou hast taught them

prophets prophesy, liesa in my name;

I to be captains, and as chief over thee; visit

upon. . sent them not, neither have I commanded shall not sorrows take thee, as a woman a ch.27.10,15. them, neither spake unto them: they in travail ?

bch. 16.10,11. prophesy unto you a false vision and 22. And if thou say in thine heart, Where- Ho, 12. 8.

divination, and a thing ofc nought, and fore come these things upon me?' For the La. 2. 14. the deceita of their heart. greatness of thine iniquity are thy skirts a Is. 30. 10. 15 Therefore thus saith the LORD condiscovered, and thy heels v made bare.

cerning the prophets that prophesy in my 23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin, be violent.

name, and I sent them not, yet they say, or the leopard his spots ? then may ye also ly taken

Sword and famine shall not be in this do good, that are T accustomed to do evil. away. land; By sword and famine shall those

24 Therefore will I scatter them as the taught, prophets be consumed. stubblee that passeth away by the wind

Pr. 19. 27.

16 And the people to whom they proof the wilderness.

e Ps. 1. 4.

phesy shall be cast out in the streets of

Ho. 13. 3. 25 This is thy lot, the portion of thy

Jerusalem, because of the famine and measures from me, saith the LORD; be- Is. 28. 15.

the sword: and they shall have none to cause thou hast forgotten me, and trusted X 10. 2. 10. bury, them, them, their wives, nor their in falsehood.s

ichap. 4. 18. sons, nor their daughters : for I will pour 26 Therefore will I discover” thy skirts k chap. 5. 8. their wickednessi upon them. upon thy face, that thy shame may appear. I La. 1. 16. 17 Therefore thou shalt say this word

27, I have seen thine adulteries, and thy 2. 18. unto them, Let' mine eyes rụn down with neighings, the lewdness of thy whoredom,

tears night and day, and let them not


vor, shall

the enemy

dize a.

men ac

it not,

Desolation of Jerusalem.

Jeremiah encouraged. cease: for the virgin daughter of my B. C. 601. to me on usury; yet every one of them people is broken with a great breach,

doth curse me. with a very grievous blow.

a chap. 8. 21. il The LORD said, Verily it shall be well 18 If I go forth into the field, then be- La. 2. 1, 13. with thy remnant; verily I will ß cause hold the slain with the sword!' and if I 6 La. 1. 20. the enemy to entreat thee welld in the time enter into the city, then behold them that Eze. 7. 15. of evil, and in the time of affliction. are sick with famine! yea, both the pro- c Ec. 8. 12. 12 Shall iron break the northern iron phet and the priest y go about into a land


and the steel?

entreat that they know not.

13 Thy substance and thy treasures will 19 Hast thou utterly rejected e Judah ? for thee. I give to the spoil without price, and that hath thy soul loathed Zion? why hast a Ps. 106. 46. for all thy sins, even in all thy borders. thou smitten us, and there is no healing

14 And I will make thee to pass with fori us? we looked for peace, and there yor, make thine enemies into a land which thou is no good; and for the time of healing,

knowest not; for a fires is kindled in mine and behold trouble!

gainst a anger, which shall burn upon you. 20 We acknowledge, O LORD, our wick- land, and 15 O LORD, thou knowest : remember edness, and the iniquity of our fathers ;

me, and visit me, and revengek me of my for we have sinned against thee.

knowledge persecutors; takek me not away in thy 21 Do not? abhor us, for thy name's

longsuffering: know that for thy sakem sake; do not disgrace the throne of thy chap. 5. 31. I have suffered rebuke.

e La. 5. 22. glory:o remember, break not thy covenant

16 Thy words were found, and I did eat with us.

chap.15.18. them; and thy word" was unto me the joy 22 Arer there any among the vanities De. 32. 22 and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am of the Gentiles that can cause rain ? or

Ro. 12. 19.

called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts. can the heavens give showers ? Art not i Ps. 106. 6. 17 I sat not in the assembly of the thou, he, O LORD our God? therefore we Da. 9. 8. mockers, nor rejoiced; I sat alone, bewill wait upon thee; for thou hast made * Ps. 102. 24. cause of thy hand: for thou hast filled all these things.

i Ps. 51. 11. me with indignation. CHAPTER XV.

m Ps. 69. 7. 18 Why' is my pain perpetual, and my THEN said the LORD unto me, Though Mat. 19. 29. wound incurable, which refuseth to be Moses: and Samuelt stood before me,

» Job 23. 12.
o Ps. 74. 1, 2.

healed ? wilt thou be altogether unto me yetu my mind could not be toward this

as a liar, and as waters that S fail? people; cast them out of my sight, and thy name 19 Therefore thus saith the LORD, If let them go forth.

is called

thou® return, then will I bring thee again, And it shall come to pass, if they say

upon me, and thou shalt stand before me: and if unto thee, Whither shall we go forth? P Zec. 10. 2. thou take forth the precious from the then thou shalt tell them, Thus saith the Ps. 135.7. vile, thou shalt be as my mouth: let them LORD, Such w as are for death, to death; and such as are for the sword, to the chap.30.15

. return, unto thee; but return not thou sword; and such as are for the famine, t 1 Sa. 7. 9. 20 And

I will make thee unto this people to the famine; and such as are for the Ps. 99. 6.

a fenced brazen wall; and they shall fight captivity, to the captivity.

u Eze. 14. 14. against thee, but they shall not prevail 3 And I will appoint: over them four sbe not sure. against thee for I am with thee to save n kinds, saith the LORD; the sword to

oZec. 3.7.

thee, and to deliver thee, saith the LORD. slay, and the dogs to tear, and the fowls w chap.43.11.

21 And I will deliver thee out of the of the heaven, and the beasts of the earth, Eze.5.2, 12. hand of the wicked, and I will redeem to devour and destroy.

Zec. 11. 9. thee out of the hand of the terrible. 4 And I will cause them to be removed < Le. 26. 16.

CHAPTER XVI. into all kingdoms of the earth, because of

Eze. 14.21. THE word of the LORD came also unto Manasseh the son of Hezekiah king of n families. me, saying, Judah, for that which he did in Jerusalem. e give them

2 Thou shalt not take thee a wife, nei5 For whoa shall have pity upon thee, O

for a re- ther shalt thou have sons or daughters Jerusalem ? or who shall bemoan thee?' or


in this place.

y De. 28. 25. who shall go aside to ask «how thou doest? 6 Thou hast forsaken me, saith the LORDa Is. 51. 19.

3 For thus saith the LORD concerning the z 2 Ki. 24.3,4.

sons and concerning the daughters that are thou art gone backward; therefore will I

born in this place, and concerning their stretch out my hand against thee, and de- Kof thy mothers that bare them, and concerning

peace. stroy thee; I am weary with repenting. n And I will fan them with a fanc in

their fathers that begat them in this land; b chap. 15. 2. c Mat. 3. 12.

4 They shall die of grievousb deaths : the gates of the land; I will bereave them


they shall not be lamented, neither shall of children, I will destroy my people,

soever is

they be buried; but they shall be as dung since they return nota from their ways. dear.

upon the face of the earth; and they 8 Their widows are increased to me d Am.4.10,11. shall be consumed by the sword, and by above the sand of the seas : I have brought wor, mother famine; and their carcases shall be meat upon them, against the r mother of the

city a for the fowls of heaven, and for the beasts young, men, a spoiler at noonday; I have

young man of the earth. caused him to fall upon it suddenly, and spoiling, or, 5 For thus saith the LORD, Enter not terrors upon the city.

against the into the house of v mourning, neither go to 9 She that hath borne seven languish- mother and lament nor bemoan them: for I have taken eth; she hath given up the ghost; her sun

away my peace from this people, saith the is gone down whilee it was yet day; she

LORD, even lovingkindness and mercies.

vor, mournhath been ashamed and confounded : and

ing feast.

6 Both the great and the small shall die the residue of them will I deliver to the e Am. 8. 9. in this land: they shall not be buried, sword before their enemies, saith the Job 3.1,&c. neither shall men lament for them, nor LORD.

cut themselves, nor make themselves bald 10 Woes is me, my mother, that thou

bread for

for them. hast borne me a man of strife, and a man them, 7 Neither shall men * tear themselves for of contention to the whole earth! I have Ho. 9. 4. them in mourning, to comfort them for neither lent on usury, nor men have lent

the dead; neither shall men give them

λου, ,

the young


tor, breal

Judgment and mercy.

JEREMIAH, XVII. True and false confidence. the cup of consolation to drink for their B. C. 601. give thy substance and all thy treasures father or for their mother.

to the spoil, and thy high places for sin, 8 Thou shalt not also go into the house a Pr. 31.6, 7. throughout all thy borders. of feasting, to sito with them to eat and Ps. 26. 4.

4 And thou, even B thyself, shalt disto drink.

1 Co. 5. 11. continue from thine heritage that I gave 9 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the Bin thyself. thee; and I will cause thee to serve thine God of Israel; Behold, I will cause to cNe. 9. 28. enemiesc in the land which thou knowest ceased out of this place in your eyes, and d Ho. 2. 11. not: for ye have kindled a fire in mine in your days, the voice of mirth, and the

Is. 30.1, 2. anger, which shall burn for ever. voice of gladness, the voice of the bride

s De.29.24,25

5 Thus saith the LORD; Cursede be the groom, and the voice of the bride.

g Ju. 9. 45.

man that trusteth in man, and maketh 10 And it shall come to pass, when thouk Ps. 2. 12. flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth shalt shew this people all these words, 34. 8. from the LORD. and they shall say unto thee, Whereforer 81. 12. 6 For he shall be like the heath in the hath the LORD pronounced all this great Pr. 16. 20. desert, and shall not see when good comevil against us? or what is our iniquity ? Ps. 1.3. eth ; but shall inhabit the parched places or what is our sin that we have committed yor, re- in the wilderness, in a salto land and against the LORD our God?


not inhabited. 11 Then shalt thou say unto them, Be- & or, stub- 7 Blessed" is the man that trusteth in cause your fathers have forsaken me, saith bornness, the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is : the LORD, and have walked after other chap.13.10.

8 For he shall be as a treei planted by the gods, and have served them, and have Mat.15. 19. waters, and that spreadeth out her roots worshipped them, and have forsaken me,

i 9. .

by the river, and shall not see when heat and have not kept my law:

m De.4.26.28 cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and 12 And ye have done worse than your

28.63..65. shall not be careful in the year of y drought,

n1 Ch. 28. 9. fathers; for, behold, ye walk every one

Ro. 8. 27.

neither shall cease from yielding fruit. after the 8 imagination of his evil heart,

Re. 2. 23.

9 The heartk is deceitful above all things, that they may not hearken unto me; 13 Therefore will I cast you out of sor

, gather the reins, even to give every man accord. oGa. 6.7, 8. and desperately? wicked: who can know it?

10 I the LORD search” the heart, I try this land into a land that ye know not, neither ye nor your fathers; and there which she ing, to his ways, and according to the shall ye serve other gods day and night, hath not fruito of his doings. where I will not shew you favour.

brought 11 As the partridge 5sitteth on eggs, and 14 Therefore, behold, the days come, forth. hatcheth them not;, so her that getteth saith the LORD, that it shall no more be r ch. 23.7, 8: riches, and not by right, shall leave them said, The LORD liveth that brought up 9 Hab.2.6..11 in the midst of his days, and at his end the children of Israel out of the land of Lu. 12. 20. shall be a fool.

8 Ps. 103. 19. Egypt;

t Pg. 96. 6.

12. A glorious high throne from the be15 But, The LORD liveth that brought ů Lu. 10. 20. ginning is the place of our sanctuary. up the children of Israel from the land of

v chap. 24.6. 13 O LORD, the Hope of Israel, all that the north, and from all the lands whither 30.3. forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they he had driven them: and I will bring 32.37. that depart from me shall be written in them again into their land that I gave - chap. 2. 13. the earth, because they have forsaken the unto their fathers.

Jno: 4.10,14 LORD, the fountain" of living waters. 16 Behold, I will send for many fishers, * Am. 4.2. 14 Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be saith the LORD, and they shall fish them ;

Hab. 1. 15. healed; save me, and I shall be saved :

y De. 10. 21. and after will I send for many hunters,

for thouy art my praise.

z 2 Pe. 3. 4. and they shall hunt them from every a chap.32.19.

15 Behold, they say unto me, Where? is mountain, and from every hill, and out Ps. 139. 3.

the word of the LORD ? let it come now. of the holes of the rocks. 17 For mine eyes « are upon all their Job 34. 21, hanno i paesired the woeful day, thou

16 As for me, I have not hastened from

nafter. ways; they are not hid from my face, nei

22. ther is their iniquity hid from mine eyes.. c Is. 40. 2.

knowest : that which came out of my lips 18 And first I will recompense their d chap.16.19. was right before thee. iniquity and their sin double;c because e Eze. 43.7,9. 17 Be not a terror unto me: thoud art they have defiled my land, they have fill. Ps. 18. 2. my hope in the day of evil. ed mine inheritance with the carcases of . Ps. 27. 5. 18 Let them be confounded that persetheir detestable and abominable things.

h Is. 60.3.

cute me, but let not me be confounded ; 19 O LORD, my strength, f and my fortress,

62. 2.

let them be dismayed, but let not me be and my refuge in the day of affliction, the break dismayed: bring upon them the day of

them with Gentiles shall comeh unto thee from the

evil, and destroy them with double

a double ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely


destruction. our fathers have inherited lies, vanity,


19 Thus said the LORD unto me, Go, and things whereini there is no profit.

i Is. 41. 10.

and stand in the gate of the children of 20 Shall a man make gods unto him- & Is. 37. 19. the people, whereby the kings of Judah self, and they are nok gods?

Ichap. 33. 2. come in, and by the which they go out, 21 Therefore, behold, I will this once Am. 5.8. and in all the gates of Jerusalem ; cause them to know, I will cause them to

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20 And say unto them, Hear ye the know mine hand and my might; and they VÄH, word of the LORD, ye kings of Judah, shall know that my name is x The LORD. Ps. 83. 18. and all Judah, and all the inhabitants of CHAPTER XVII.

nail. Jerusalem, that enter in by these gates : THE sin of Judah is written with a pen m Pr. 3. 3. 21 Thus saith the LORD, Take heed to of iron, and with the point of a diamond: 2 Co. 3. 3. yourselves, and bear no burden on the it is graven upon the tablem of their heart, n Ne. 13. 19. sabbath day," nor bring it in by the gates and upon the horns of your altars;

02 Ch.24. 18.) of Jerusalem. 2 Whilst their children remember their Is. 1. 29. 22 Neither carry forth a burden out of altars and their groveso by the green trees » La. 5.17,18. your houses on the sabbath day, neither upon the high hills.

a chap. 15.13. do ye any work; but hallow ye the sab30 my mountain P in the field, Iq will

bath day, as I commanded your fathers.

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