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14 Then said Jeremiah, It is ßfalse," I B.C. 599. fall not away to the Chaldeans. But he hearkened not to him: so Irijah took Jeremiah, and brought him to the princes. 15 Wherefore the princes were wroth a Mat. 5. 11, with Jeremiah, and smotee him, and put him in prison in the house of Jonathan they will. scribe; for they had made that the prison.
16 When Jeremiah was entered into the dungeon, and into the Scabins, and Jeremiah had remained there many days;
12. chap.37.21. Ac.5.28, 40. 23. 2, 3. 2 Co.11.23..
17 Then Zedekiah the king sent, and took him out; and the king asked him secretly in his house, and said, Is there any word from the LORD? And Jeremiah said, There is: for, said he, thou shalt be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon.
18 Moreover, Jeremiah said unto king Zedekiah, What have I offended against thee, or against thy servants, or against this people, that ye have put me in prison?
19 Where are now your prophets which prophesied unto you, saying, The king of Babylon shall not come against you, nor against this land?
20 Therefore hear now, I pray thee, O my lord the king: let my supplication, I pray thee, be accepted before thee; that thou cause me not to return to the house of Jonathan the scribe, lest I die there.
21 Then Zedekiah the king commanded that they should commit Jeremiah into the court of the prison, and that they should give him daily a piece of bread out of the bakers' street, until all the bread in the city were spent. Thus Jeremiah remained in the court of the prison. CHAPTER XXXVIII.
THEN Shephatiah the son of Mattan, and Gedaliah the son of Pashur, and Jucal" the son of Shelemiah, and Pashur the son of Malchiah, heard the words that Jeremiah had spoken unto all the people, saying,
2 Thus saith the LORD, He that remaineth in this city shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence: but he that goeth forth to the Chaldeans shall live; for he shall have his life for a prey, and shall live.
3 Thus saith the LORD, This city shall surely be given into the hand of the king of Babylon's army, which shall take it.
JEREMIAH, XXXVIII. He confers with Zedekiah.
Jeremiah the prophet, whom they have cast into the dungeon; and he is like to die for hunger in the place where he is; for there is no more bread" in the city.
4 Therefore the princes said unto the king, We beseech thee, let this man be put to death;" for thus he weakeneth the hands of the men of war that remain in this city, and the hands of all the people, in speaking such words unto them; for this man seeketh not the welfare of this people, but the hurt..
5 Then Zedekiah the king said, Behold, he is in your hand: for the king is not he that can do any thing against you.
6 Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of Malchiah the son of Hammelech, that was in the court of the prison: and they let down Jeremiah with cords. And in the dungeon there was no water, but mire; so Jeremiah sunk in the mire.
7 Now when Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, one of the eunuchs which was in the king's house, heard that they had put Jeremiah in the dungeon, the king then sitting in the gate of Benjamin,
8 Ebed-melech went forth out of the king's house, and spake to the king, saying, 9 My lord the king, these men have done evil in all that they have done to
Bfalsehood, or, a lie.
d chap. 38. 6. Sor, cells. e chap. 26.19. Pr. 17. 13,
26. Ac. 25.11,25 26.31.
chap. 2. 28. ch.28.2,&c.
nor, principal, 2 Ki. 16. 18. fall. chap. 32. 2. 38. 13, 28. i Ps. 37. 19.
Is. 33. 16.
2 Ki. 2. 2. Nu. 16. 22. 27. 16. Is. 57. 16. Zec. 12. 1.
chap. 38. 9. 52. 6. Ps.80.7,14. chap. 37. 3. P1 Ch. 17. 24. Ezr. 9. 4.
Am. 5. 27.
r verse 2.
2 Ki. 24. 12. chap. 39. 3.
t verse 23. chap. 32. 4. 34. 3. u 1 Sa. 31. 4. 2 Ch.20.20. chap. 26.11.
Ja. 1. 22.
x Is. 55. 3.
Is. 1. 19, 20.
K peace. chap.37.21. Ps. 109. 5.
thy peace. a La. 1. 2. Mi. 7. 5. μου, the king, chap.36.26. Ps. 69.2,14. chap.39.6. 41.10. e chap.39.16. fch.52.8..13. v burn.
c Is. 42. 17.
10 Then the king commanded Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, saying, Take from hence thirty men with thee, and take up Jeremiah the prophet out of the dungeon, before he die.
11 So Ebed-melech took the men with him, and went into the house of the king under the treasury, and took thence old cast clouts, and old rotten rags, and let them down by cords into the dungeon to Jeremiah.
12 And Ebed-melech the Ethiopian said unto Jeremiah, Put now these old cast clouts and rotten rags under thine armholes under the cords. And Jeremiah did so.
13 So they drew up Jeremiah with cords, and took him up out of the dungeon: and Jeremiah remained in the court of the prison.
14 Then Zedekiah the king sent, and took Jeremiah the prophet unto him into the third entry that is in the house of the LORD and the king said unto Jeremiah, I will ask thee a thing; hide nothing from me.
15 Then Jeremiah said unto Zedekiah, If I declare it unto thee, wilt thou not surely put me to death? and if I give thee counsel, wilt thou not hearken unto me?
16 So Zedekiah the king sware secretly unto Jeremiah, saying, Ask the LORD liveth, that made us this soul, I will not put thee to death, neither will I give thee into the hand of these men that seek thy life.
17 Then said Jeremiah unto Zedekiah, Thus saith the LORD, the God of" hosts, the God of Israel, If thou wilt assuredly go forth unto the king of Babylon's princes, then thy soul shall live, and this city shall not be burned with fire; and thou shalt live, and thine house:
18 But if thou wilt not go forth to the king of Babylon's princes, then shall this city be given into the hand of the Chaldeans, and they shall burn it with fire, and thou shalt not escape out of their hand.
19 And Zedekiah the king said unto Jeremiah, I am afraid of the Jews that are fallen to the Chaldeans, lest they delideliver thee. Obey," I beseech thee, the ver me into their hand, and they mock" me. 20 But Jeremiah said, They shall not voice of the LORD, which I speak unto thee: so it shall be well unto thee, and thy soul shall live.
21 But if thou refuse to go forth, this is the word that the LORD hath shewed me:
22 And, behold, all the women that are left in the king of Judah's house, shall be brought forth to the king of Babylon's friends have set thee on, and have preprinces; and those women shall say, Thy vailed against thee: thy feet are sunk in the mire, and they are turned away back. 23 So they shall bring out all thy wives and thy children to the Chaldeans; and thou shalt not escape out of their hand, but shalt be taken by the hand of the king of Babylon: and thou shalt "cause this city to be burned with fire. 24 Then said Zedekiah unto Jeremiah, Let no man know of these words, and thou shalt not die.
25 But if the princes hear that I have talked with thee, and they come unto thee, and say unto thee, Declare unto us now
what thou hast said unto the king, hide it not from us, and we will not put thee to death: also what the king said unto thee: 26 Then thou shalt say unto them, I presented my supplication before the king, that he would not cause me to return to Jonathan's house, to die there.
27 Then came all the princes unto Jeremiah, and asked him: and he told them according to all these words that the king had commanded. So they off speaking with him: for the matter was not perceived.
28 So Jeremiah abode in the court of the prison until the day that Jerusalem was taken: and he was there when Jerusalem was taken.
IN the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, came Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon and all his army against Jerusalem, and they besieged it.
2 And in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, the ninth day of the month, the city was broken up.
3 And all the princes of the king of Babylon ne in, and sat in the middle gate, even Nergal-sharezer, Samgar-nebo, Sarsechim, Rab-saris, Nergal-sharezer, Rab-mag, with all the residue of the princes of the king of Babylon.
4 And it came to pass, that when Zedekiah the king of Judah saw them, and all the men of war, then they fled, and went forth out of the city by night, by the way of the king's garden, by the gate betwixt the two walls; and he went out the way of the plain.
5 But the Chaldeans' army pursued after them, and overtook? Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho: and when they had taken him, they brought him up to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to Riblah, in the land of Hamath, where he Sgave judgment upon him.
6 Then the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah in Riblah before his eyes: also the king of Babylon slew all the nobles of Judah.
a chap. 40. 5. b chap.26.24. c ch.37.15,20. d ch.38.7, 12.
e Da. 9. 12.
were silent from.
13 So Nebuzar-adan, the captain of the guard, sent, and Nebushasban, Rab-saris,a and Nergal-sharezer, Rab-mag, and all the king of Babylon's princes,
Ps. 37. 39,
m verse 13.
THE word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, after that Nebuzar-adan chap.38.17. the captain of the guard had let him go y manacles. from Ramah, when he had taken him, being bound in y chains among all that chap. 50. 7. were carried away captive of Jerusalem • De. 29. 24, and Judah, which were carried away 25. captive unto Babylon. Ne.9.28,33. Da. 9. 11.
chap. 32. 4. 38.18,23. La. 1. 3.
2 And the captain of the guard_took Jeremiah, and" said unto him, The LORD thy God hath pronounced this evil upon this place.
r chap.39.12. spake with him judgments, chap. 4. 12.
Eze. 12. 13.
Preservation of Jeremiah. mitted him unto Gedaliaha the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan, that he should carry him home: so he dwelt among the people.
15 Now the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah, while he was shut up in the court of the prison, saying,
16 Go and speak to Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I wille bring my words upon this city for evil, and not for good; and they shall be accomplished in that day before thee.
in that day.
by the hand of.
17 But I will deliver thee in that day saith the LORD: and thou shalt not be given into the hand of the men of whom thou art afraid.
18 For I will surely deliver thee, and thou shalt not fall by the sword, but thy life shall be for a prey unto thee: because thou hast put thy trust in me, saith the LORD.
v set thine
a verse 3.
14 Even they sent, and took Jeremiahd Jos. 12. 5. out of the courte of the prison, and com
3 Now the LORD hath brought it, and done according as he hath said: because ye have sinned against the LORD, and have not obeyed his voice, therefore this thing is come upon you.
4 And now, behold, I loose thee this day from the chains which 8 were upon thine hand. If it seem good unto thee to come with me into Babylon, come, and I will look well unto thee: but if it seem ill unto thee to come with me into Babylon, forbear: behold, all the land is before thee: whither it seemeth good and convenient for thee to go, thither go.
5 Now, while he was not yet gone back, he said, Go back also tot Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, whom the king of Babylon hath made governor over the cities of Judah, and dwell with him among the people; or go wheresoever it seemeth convenient unto thee to go. So the captain of the guard gave him victuals and a reward, and let him go.
6 Then went Jeremiah unto Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, to Mizpah; and dwelt with him among the people that were left in the land.
7 Now when all the captains of the forces which were in the fields, even they and their men, heard that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah the son of Ahikam governor in the land, and had committed unto him men, and women, and children, and of the poor" of the land, of them that were not carried away captive to Babylon;
8 Then they came to Gedaliah_to_Mizpah, even Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan and Jonathan the sons of Kareah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth, and the sons of Ephai the Netophathite, and Jezaniah the son of Maachathite,d they and their men.
B. C. 588.
Murder of Gedaliah, &c.
9 And Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, sware unto them, and to their men, saying, Fear not to serve the Chaldeans: dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon, and it shall be well with you.
10 As for me, behold, I will dwell at Mizpah, to serve the Chaldeans which B stand bewill come unto us: but ye, gather ye fore, wine, and summer fruits, and oil, and put them in your vessels, and dwell in your cities that ye have taken.
De. 1. 38.
11 Likewise, when all the Jews that were in Moab, and among the Ammon-y by the ites, and in Edom, and that were in all hand, or, the countries, heard that the king of Baside of; bylon had left a remnant of Judah, and that he had set over them Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan;
c1 Ki. 15. 22.
12 Even all the Jews returned out of all places whither they were driven, and came to the land of Judah, to Gedaliah, unto Mizpah, and gathered wine and summer fruits very much.
13 Moreover, Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces that were in the fields, came to Gedaliah to Mizpah,
a Job 2. 4.
8 But ten men were found among them that said unto Ishmael, Slay us not; Mat. 6. 25. for we have treasures in the field, of wheat, and of barley, and of oil, and of honey. So he forbare, and slew them not among their brethren.
d Is. 16. 4.
6 And Ishmael the son of Nethaniah went forth from Mizpah to meet them," weeping all along as he went: and it came to pass, as he met them, he said unto them, Come to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam.
7 And it was so, when they came into the midst of the city, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah slew them, and cast them
Eze. 25. 2. ƒ2 Ch. 16. 6. chap. 43. 6.
h Ne. 2. 10,
19. Je. 40. 14.
14 An said unto him, Dost thou certainly know that Baalis the king of the Ammonites hath sent* Ishmael the son of Nethaniah to slay thee? But Gedaliahiver. 2, 3, 7. the son of Ahikam believed them not.
15 Then Johanan the son of Kareah
spake to Gedaliah in Mizpah secretly, strike thee
12 Sa. 2. 13.
chap. 40. 5.
16 But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam said unto Johanan the son of Kareah, Thou shalt not do this thing for thou speakest falsely of Ishmael. CHAPTER XLI. Now it came to pass in the seventh niah, the son of Elishama, of the seed month, that Ishmaelm the son of Nethar chap. 40. royal, and the princes of the king, even ten men, with him, came unto Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, to Mizpah; and there r Le. 19. 27, they did eat bread together in Mizpah.
71 Sa. 27.11.
28. De. 14. 1.
2 Then arose Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and the ten men that were with him, and smote Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, with the sword, and slew him, whom the king of Babylon had 1 Sa. 1. 7. made governor over the land.
2 Ki. 25. 9. Sor, fall.
3 Ishmael also slew all the Jews that were with him, even with Gedaliah at Mizpah, and the Chaldeans that were found there, and the men of war.
n 2 Sa. 19. 37,
4 And it came to pass, the second day after he had slain Gedaliah, and no man knew it,
La. 1. 1.
5 That there came certain from Shechem, from Shiloh, and from Samaria, u Le. 26. 22. even fourscore men, having their beards shaven, and their clothes rent, and having cut themselves, with offerings and incense in their hand, to bring them to the house of the LORD.
13 Now it came to pass, that when all the people which were with Ishmael saw Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces that were with him, then they were glad.
14 So all the people that Ishmael had carried away captive from Mizpah cast about, and returned, and went unto Johanan the son of Kareah.
15 But Ishmael the son of Nethaniah escaped from Johanan with eight men, and went to the Ammonites.
16 Then took Johanan the son of Ka
reah, and all the captains of the forces that were with him, all the remnant of the people whom he had recovered from
Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, from Mizpah, after that he had slain Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, even mighty men of war, and the women, and the children, and the eunuchs, whom he had brought 2 Sa. 10. 4. again from Gibeon: Is. 15. 2.
17 And they departed, and dwelt in the habitation of Chimham," which is by Beth-lehem, to go to enter into Egypt,
18 Because of the Chaldeans: for they were afraid of them, because Ishmael the son of Nethaniah had slain Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, whom the king of Babylon made governor in the land. CHAPTER XLII.
Is. 1. 15,
in going and weep
2 Sa. 3. 16. De. 5.28,29. w Ezr. 8. 21.
Johanan recovers the captives.
into the midst of the pit, he, and the men that were with him.
* Ex. 9. 29.
9 Now the pit wherein Ishmael had cast all the dead bodies of the men, whom he had slain ? because of Gedaliah, was it which Asa the king had made for fear of Baasha king of Israel: and Ishmael the son of Nethaniah filled it with them that were slain.
10 Then Ishmael carried away captive all the residue of the people that were in Mizpah, even the king's daughters, and all the people that remained in Mizpah, whom Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard had committed to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam: and Ishmael the son of Nethaniah carried them away captive, and departed to go over to the Ammonites.
11 But when Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces that were with him, heard of all the evil that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah had done,
12 Then they took all the men, and went to fight with Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and found him by the great waters' that are in Gibeon.
THEN all the captains of the forces, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and Jezaniahı the son of Hoshaiah, and all the people from the least even unto the greatest, came near, And said unto Jeremiah the prophet, Let, we beseech thee, our supplication Sbe accepted before thee, and pray for us unto the LORD thy God, even for all this remnant; (for we are left but a few" of many, as thine eyes do behold us ;)
3 That" the LORD thy God may shew us the way wherein we may walk, and the thing that we may do.
4 Then Jeremiah the prophet said unto them, I have heard you; behold, I will pray unto the LORD your God according to your words; and it shall come to pass,
Jeremiah's address to the people. JEREMIAH, XLIII.
B. C. 588.
that whatsoevera thing the LORD shall answer you, I will declare it unto you; I will keep nothing back from you.
5 Then they said to Jeremiah, The LORDd be a true and faithful witness be
tween us; if we do not even according to all things for the which the LORD thy God shall send thee to us.
6 Whether it be good, or whether it be evil, we will obey the voice of the LORD our God, to whom we send thee; that it may be well with us, when we obey the voice of the LORD our God.
12 And I will shew mercies unto you, that he may have mercy upon you, and cause you to return to your own land.
13 But if ye say, We will not dwell in this land, neither obey the voice of the LORD your God,
14 Saying, No; but we will go into the land of Egypt, where" we shall see no war, nor hear the sound of the trumpet, nor have hunger of bread; and there will we dwell:
a 1 Ki. 22. 14.
De. 11. 26,
Ac. 20. 20.
Ex. 20. 7.
20 For ye dissembled in your hearts,
when ye sent me unto the LORD your God, saying, Pray for us unto the LORD our God; and according unto all that the
22 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. CHAPTER XLIII. 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 LORD their God had sent him to them, even all these words,
Is. 9. 9, 10.
2 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 LORD our God hath not sent thee to say, Go not into Egypt to sojourn there:
Ja. 4. 6.
3 But Baruch the son of Neriah setteth 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.
5 But Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces, took all the remnant of Judah, that were returned from all nations whither they had been driven, to dwell in the land of Judah;
6 Even men, and women, and children, and the king's daughters," and every person that Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard had left with Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, and Jeremiah the prophet, and Baruch the son of Neriah.
Eze. 6. 11.
Ho. 9. 6.
Ø De. 5. 27.
chap. 7. 23.
De. 6. 3.
ichap. 42. 1.
2 Ch. 25.16.
b verse 22.
chap. 24.10. e chap.46.13. d chap. 15. 2. Zec. 11. 9. chap. 7. 20. fchap. 39. 2.
La. 2. 5.
15 And now, therefore, hear the word a chap. 25. 9. Tahpanhes." of the LORD, ye remnant of Judah; Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, If ye wholly set your faces to enter into Egypt, and go to sojourn there;
27.6. Eze. 29. 18, 20.
16 Then it shall come to pass, that the sword, which ye feared, shall overtake you there in the land of Egypt, and the famine, whereof ye were afraid, shall y follow close after 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 saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Ase 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 The LORD hath said concerning you, O ye remnant of Judah, Go ye not into Egypt: know certainly that I have admonished you this day.
chap. 24. 9.
Zec. 8. 13. chap. 46.25. ¿statues, or, standing images.
e or, the
The people's insolent reply.
LORD our God shall say, so declare unto us, and we will do it.
21 And now I have this day declared it to you; but ye have not obeyed the voice of the LORD your God, nor any thing for the which he hath sent me unto you.
7 So they came into the land of Egypt: for they obeyed not the voice of the LORD. Thus came they even to
8 Then came the word of the LORD 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 say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Behold, I will send and take Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, my servant," and will set 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; and such as are for captivity to captivity; and such as are for the sword to the sword.
12 And I will kindle a fire in the houses of the gods of Egypt; and he shall burn them, and carry them away captives; and he shall array himself with the land of Egypt, as a shepherd putteth on his garment; and he shall go forth from thence in peace.
13 He shall break also the images of • Beth-shemesh, that is in the land of Egypt; and the houses of the gods of the Egyptians shall he burn with fire. CHAPTER XLIV.
THE word that came to Jeremiah con
cerning all the Jews which dwell in
2 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, 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;
3 Because of 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, nor inclined 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.
7 Therefore now saith the LORD, the God of hosts, the God of Israel, Wherefore commit ye this great evil against 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 provokes 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 ?
10 They are not humbled even unto this day, neither have they feared," nor walked in my law, nor in my statutes, that I set before you, and before your fathers.
11 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Behold, I will set my face against you for evil, and to cut off all Judah.
12 And I will take the remnant of 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 shall even be consumed by the sword and by the famine they shall die, from the least even unto the greatest, by the sword and by the famine; and they shall be an execration, and an astonishment, and a curse, 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 or remain, that they should return into the land of Judah, to the which they have a desire to return to dwell there; for none shall return but such as shall escape.
15 Then all the men which knew that their wives? had burned incense unto other
a chap. 46.14.
Ex. 14. 2.
d chap. 6. 16.
chap. 19. 4.
i De. 13. 6.
The people's insolent reply.
gods, and all the women that stood by, a great multitude, even all the people that dwelt in the land of Egypt, in Pathros, answered Jeremiah, saying,
16 As for the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of the LORD, wed 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 ß queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto 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 then' had we plenty of y victuals, and were well, and saw no evil.
18 But since we left off to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and 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 we make her cakes to worship her, and pour out drink offerings unto her, without our & men?
20 Then Jeremiah said unto all the people, to the men, and to the women, and to all the people which had given him that answer, saying,
21 The incense that ye burned in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, ye, and your fathers, your kings, and your princes, and the people of the land, did not the LORD remember them, and came it not into his mind?
22 So that the LORD could no longer bear, because of the evil of your doings, and because of the abominations which ye have committed, therefore is your land a desolation, and an astonishment, and a curse, without an inhabitant, as at" this day.
24 Moreover, Jeremiah said unto all the people, and to all the women, Hear the word of the LORD, all Judah that' are in the land of Egypt;
25 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying, Ye and your wives have both spokend 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.
26 Therefore hear ye the word of the LORD, all Judah that dwell in the land of Egypt; Behold, I have sworn by my great name, saith the LORD, that my name shall no more be named in the mouth of any
man of land of saying, The Lord GOD liveth.
27 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 consumedm by the sword and by the famine, until there be an end of them.
28 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 of Judah, that are gone into the land
23 Because ye have burned incense," and because ye have sinned against the LORD, and have not obeyed the voice of the LORD, nor walked in his law, nor in his statutes, nor in his testimonies;* therefore this evil is happened unto you, as at this day.