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y upon the

nor, to.

Promises of mercy.

Judgment denounced. 15 And I will give you pastorsa accord- B. C. 612. tire, stay not; for I will bring evil from ing to mine heart, which shall feedb you

the north, and a great B destruction. with knowledge and understanding.

a Ep. 4. 11. 7 The lion' is come upd from his thicket, 16 And it shall come to pass, when ye 6 Jño. 21. 15.. and the destroyere of the Gentiles is on be multiplied and increased in the land, 17. his way; he is gone forth from his place

Ac. 20. 28. in those days, saith the LORD, they shall

to make thy land desolate: and thy cities

1 Pe. 5. 2. say no more, The ark of the covenant of

shall be laid waste without an inhabitant.

B breaking. the LORD; neither shall it come y to

8 For thisą gird you with sackcloth,

cDa. 7. 4. mind, neither shall they remember it,

lament and howl; for the fierce anger of neither shall they visit it, neither shall +2 Ki. 24. 1: the LORD is not turned back from us. 8 that be done any more.

e chap. 25. 9.

9 And it shall come to pass at that day, 17 At that time they shall call Jerusa- 1 Is. 66. 17. saith the LORD, that the heart of the lem the throne of the LORD: and all the

king shall perish, and the heart of the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the heart. princes; and the priests shall be astonishname of the LORD, to Jerusalem : neither Is. 22. 12. ed, and the prophets shall wonder. shall they walk any more" after the Šimas or, it be 10 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! surely gination of their evil heart.


thou hast greatly deceived this people and 18 In those days the house of Judah k Ro. 6. 14. Jerusalem, saying, Ye shall havek peace; shall walk n with the house of Israel, and Sor, stub

whereas the sword? reacheth unto the soul. they shall come together out of the land of bornness. 11 At that time shall it be said to this the north to the land that I have given i Is. 11. 13. people and to Jerusalem, A dry wind of for an inheritance unto your fathers. Eze.37.16.22 the high places in the wilderness toward

19 But I said, How shall I put thee * Is. 37. 35. the daughter of my people, not to fan, among the children, and give thee a

nor to cleanse, k pleasant land, a goodly heritage of La. 2. 21. 12 Even a i full wind from those places the hosts of nations? And I said, Thou eor, caused shall come unto me: now also will I shalt call me, Mym father; and shalt your fu- v give sentence against them. not turn away # from me.

thers to 13 Behold, he shall come up as clouds, 20 Surely as a wife treacherously de- posse88. and his chariots shall be as a whirlwind: parteth from her p husband, so have ye * land of his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe dealt treacherously nwith me, O house


unto us! for we are spoiled. of Israel, saith the LORD.

dan heri.

14 O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from 21 A 'voice was heard upon the high tage of wickedness, that thou mayest be saved : places, ., weeping.? and supplications of glory, or; how long shall thy vain thoughts lodge the children of Israel: for they have

of beauty.

within thee? perverted their9 way, and they have for vor, fuller 15 For a voice declareth from Dan, and

tind than gotten the LORD their God.

publisheth affliction from mount Ephraim. 22 Return, ye backsliding children: vutter judg- behold, publish against Jerusalem, that


16 Make ye mention to the nations: and I will heal your backslidings. Behold, we come unto thee; fors thou art m Ro. 8. 15. watchers come from a far country, and the LORD our God.

at from after.

give out their voice against the cities of 23 Truly in vain is salvation hoped for


Judah. from the hills, and from the multitude

n Is. 48. 8. 17 As keepers of a field are they against of mountains; trulyt in the LORD our o Ja. 4. 8. her round about; because she hath been God is the salvation of Israel.

P 2 Co. 7. 10. rebellious against me, saith the LORD. 24 For shame hath devoured the labour of a Pr. 19. 3. 18 Thy" way and thy doings have proour fathers from our youth: their flocks and Ho. 6. 1. cured these things unto thee: this is thy their herds, their sons and their daughters.

Ho. 13. 4.

wickedness, because it is bitter, because

t Ps.121.1, 2. 25 Wew lie down in our shame, and

it reacheth unto thine heart.

Is. 63. 16. our confusion covereth us: for we have

u Ne.9.26,30.

19 My bowels, my bowels! I am pain. sinned against the LORD our God, we La, 1. 8.

ed at omy very heart; my heart maketh and our fathers, from our youth even Da. 9.7, &c. a noise in me: I cannot hold my peace, unto this day, and have not obeyed the ch.2.17, 19. because thou hast heard, O my soul, the voice of the LORD our God.

Is. 50. 1. sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war. CHAPTER IV.

w Ezr. 9. 6,7. 20 Destructions upon destruction is If thou wilt return, o Israel, saith the Ro. 6. 21.

cried: for the whole land is spoiled : LORD, return unto me; and if thou wilt o the walls of suddenly are my tents spoiled, and my put away thine abominations out of my

curtains in a moment. sight, then shalt thou not remove.

Ps. 42. 7. 21 How long shall I see the standard, 2 And thou shalt swear,y. The LORD

Eze. 7. 26. and hear the sound of the trumpet ? liveth, in truth, in judgment, and in De. 10. 20.

22 For my people is foolish, they have

; Is. 48. 1. righteousness; and the nations a shall

a Ge. 22. 18.

not known me; they are sottish children, bless themselves in him, and in him

Ps. 72. 17.

and they have none understanding: they shallo they glory.

6 Is. 45. 25.

are wisec to do evil, but to do good they 3 For thus saith the LORD to the men of 1 Co. 1. 31. have no knowledge. Judah and Jerusalem, Breakd up your fal- Mi. 2. 1. 23 I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was low ground, and sow not amonge thorns. Ro. 16. 19. withouto form and void; and the hea

4 Circumcises yourselves to the LORD, Ho. 10. 12. vens, and they had no light. and take away the foreskins of your heart,

e Mat.13.7,22

24 I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they ye men of Judah

and inhabitants of Jeru- | De. 10. 16. trembled," and all the hills moved lightly. salem ; lest my fury come forth like fire, Is. 24. 19. 25 I beheld, and, la, there was no man, and burn that none can quench it, be- k Is. 5. 25. and all the birdsi of the heavens were fled. cause of the evil of your doings.

Eze. 38. 20. 26 I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place 5 Declare ye in Judah, and publish in Hab. 3. 6. was a wilderness, and all the cities thereJerusalem; and say, Blow ye the trum- 1 Zep. 1. 3. of were broken down at the presence of pet in the land : cry, gather together, * Ps. 76. 7. the LORD, and by his fiercek anger. and say, Assemble yourselves, and let ror, streng- 27 For thus hath the LORD said, The us go into the defenced cities.

then. whole land shall be desolate: yet will I 6 Set up the standard toward Zion: Tre

not make a full end.

my heart.

De.28.31,33. what they say.

Punishment predicted.


Expostulation with Israel. 28 Fora this shall the earth mourn, and

B.C. 612. 13. And the prophets shall become the heavens above be black: because I

wind, and the word is not in them: thus have spoken it, I have purposed it, and a Ho. 4.3. shall it be done unto them. will not repcnt, neither will I turn back bch. 14. 13,15 14 Wherefore thus saith the LORD God from it.

ch. 20.9, 11. of hosts, Because ye speak this word, be29 The whole city shall flee for the De: 28,649. hold, I will make my words in thy mouth noise of the horsemen and bowmen; they shall go into thickets, and climb up upon

39. 3, 6. fire, and this people wood, and it shall

· Eze. 23. 10. devour them. the rocks : every city shall be forsaken, B eyes. 15 Lo, I will bring a nationd upon you and not a man dwell therein.

sch. 22.20.. from far, 0 house of Israel, saith the 30 And when thou art spoiled, what 22. LORD: it is a mighty nation, it is an anwilt thou do? Though thou clothest thy- La. 1. 2, 19. cient nation, a nation whose language self with crimson, though thoue deckest Le. 26, 16, thou knowest not,

neither understandest thee with ornaments of gold, though thou

h Is. 1. 15. rentest thy B face with painting, in vain

La. 1. 17.

16 Their quiver is as an open sepulshalt thou make thyself fair: thy lovers i verse 10. chre, they are all mighty men. will despise thee, they will seek thy life. k De. 29. 24, 17 And they shall eat up, thine har

31 For I have heard a voice as of a wo- &c. vest, and thy bread, which thy sons and man in travail, and the anguish as of her 1 Ki. 9. 8, 9. thy daughters should eat: they shall eat that bringeth forth her first child; the 1 Ge. 18. 23, up thy focks and thine herds : they shall voice of the daughter of Zion, that be


eat up thy vines and thy fig trees : they waileth herself, that spreadeth hera hands,


22. 30. shall impoverish thy fenced cities, wheresaying, Woe is me now! for my soul is

m De. 28, 48. in thou trustedst, with the sword.

n Tit. 1. 16. wearied because of murderers.

18 Nevertheless in those days, saith the CHAPTER V.

y heart, RUN

Ho. 7. 11.

LORD, I will not make a fulli end with you. ye to and fro through the streets

19 Ånd it shall come to pass, when ye of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, 2hh. 10. 25. shall say, Whereforek doeth the LORD our and seek in the broad places thereof

, if! chap: 73.28. God all these things unto us? then shalt ye can find a man, if there be any that

Zep. 3.1, 2. thou answer them, Like as ye have for. executeth judgment, that seeketh the Is. 6.9. saken me, and served strange gods in truth; and I will pardon it.

Eze. 12. 2. your land; som shall ye serve strangers 2 And though they say," The LORD John 12.40. in a land that is not your's. liveth ; surely they swear falsely.

Ro, 11. 8. 20 Declare this in the house of Jacob, 3 O' LORD, are not thine eyes“ upon

rHe. 12. 9.

and publish it in Judah, saying, the truth? thou hast stricken them, but .chap. 10. 7.

21 Hear now this, O‘foolish people, and Re.

15. 4. they have not grieved; thou hast con

t Ps. 99. 1.

without Yunderstanding; , which have sumed them, but they have refused to

u Job 38. ii. eyes, and see not; which have ears, and receive correction: they have made their

Pr. 8. 29.

hear not: faces harder than a rock; they have re- v Mat. 11, 5. 22 Fears ye not me? saith the LORD: fused to return.

10 Mi. 3. 1. will ye not tremblet at my presence, 4 Therefore I said, Surely, these are x Ho. 4. 8. which have placed the sand for the bound poor; they are foolish: for they know y Is. 31. 6.

the sea, by a perpetual decree, that it not the way of the LORD, nor the judg- : Ps. 2.3. cannot pass it; and though the waves ment of their God.

a Ho. 13. 7.

thereof toss themselves, yet can they not 5. I will get me unto the great men, and 6 De.11.13,14 prevail; though they roar, yet can they will speak unto them: for they w have Eze. 22. 27. not pass over it ? known the way of the LORD, and the

Zep. 3. 3.

23 But this people hath a revolting and judgment of their God: but these have a Ge. 8. 22. a rebellious heart; they are revolted altogether broken: the yoke, and burst

1 chap. 3. 3. the bonds.

dor, deserts. 24 Neither say they in their heart, Let 6 Wherefore a lion outa of the forest 5strong. us now fear the LORD our God, that givshall slay them, and a wolfc of the 8 even

eth rain, both the former and the latter,

nor, pry as ings shall spoil them, a leopard shall

fowlers lie in his season: be reserveth d unto us the watch over their cities : every one that in wait. appointed weeks of the harvest. goeth out thence shall be torn in pieces ; 1 Jos. 23.7. 25 Your iniquitiese have turned away because their transgressions are many,

Zep. 1. 5.

these things, and your sins have withand their backslidings are increased.

e or, coop

holden good things from you. 7 How shall I pardon thee for this ?

gchap.13.27. 26 For among my people are found wickthy children have forsaken me, and sworn h Mi.

6. 12. ed men : they nlay wait, as he that setteth by them that are no gods : when I had fed De. 32. 15. snares: they set a trap, they catch men. them to the full, they then committed k ch.22.15..19 27 As a cage is full of birds, so are adultery, and assembled themselves by Iverse 29. their houses full of deceit: therefore they troops in the harlots' houses.

chap. 9. 9.

are become great, and waxen rich. 8 They were as fed horses in the morn

m chap. 4. 27.

28 They are waxen fat, they shine: yea,

30. 11. ing: every one neighed after his neigh

they overpass the deeds of the wicked : bour's wife.

kor, Asto.

they judge not k the cause, the cause of 9 Shall? I not visit for these things ?

and filthisaith the LORD: and shall not my soul

the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the

right of the needy do they not judge. be avenged on such a nation as this?

*Ho, 6. 10.

29 Shall I not visit for these things ? 10 Go ye up upon her walls, and de- • Eze. 13. 6. saith the LORD: shall not my soul be stroy; butm make not a full end : take

avenged on such a nation as this

dor, take away her battlements; for they are not

into their

30 A « wonderful and horriblen thing the LORD's.


is committed in the land; 11 For the house of Israel and the house e Mi. 2. 11. 31 The prophets prophesy. falsely,' and of Judah have dealt very treacherously De: 32. 29. the priests a bear rule by their means; and against me, saith the LORD.

La. 1. 9. my people loveP to have it so: and 'what 12 They have belied" the LORD, and said, -2 Ch.36.16. will ye do in the end! thereof? It is not he, neither. shall evil come upon • Is. 28. 15.

CHAPTER VI. us, neither shall we see sword nor famine:

O YE children of Benjamin, gather

and gone.


or, dir.


Punishment predicted.

Calls to repentance. yourselves to flee out of the midst of B.C. 612. me incense from Sheba, and the sweet Jerusalem, and blow the trumpet in Te

cane from a far country? your burnt koa, and set up a sign of fire in Beth- a Ne. 3. 14. offerings are not acceptable, nor your haccerem :a for evil appeareth out of the Eze. 26. 7, sacrifices sweet unto me.

&c. north, and great destruction.

21 Therefore thus saith the LORD, Be2 I have likened the daughter of Zion c Eze. 3. 20. hold, I will lay stumblingblocks, before

Ro. 11.9. to a B comely and delicate yoman.

this people, and the fathers and the sons 3 The shepherds with their flocks shall Bor, woman together shall fall upon them; the neighcome unto her : they shall pitchd their dwelling bour and his friend shall perish.

at home. tents against her round about; they shall

22 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, e a feed every one in his place.

d2 Ki. 25. 1. people cometh from the north country,

e verse 1. 4 Prepare ye war against her; arise,

schap. 8. 20. the sides of the earth.

and a great nation shall be raised from and let us go up at noon. Woe unto us!

g Ca. 2. 17. for the day goeth away, for the shah Is. 5. 30.

23 They shall lay hold on bow and spear ; dows 9 of the evening are stretched out.

they are cruel, and have no mercy; their 5 Arise, and let us go by night, and yor, pour voice roareth" like the sea; and they ride

out the enlet us destroy her palaces.

upon horses, set in array as men for war

gine of 6 For thus hath the LORD of hosts said,


against thee, O daughter of Zion. Hew ye_down trees, and y cast a mount

i clap. 13. 21.

24 We have heard the fame thereof: our against Jerusalem : this is the city to be Pr. 1.27, 28. hands wax feeble: anguishi hath taken visited; she is wholly oppression in the La. 1. 12. hold of us, and pain, as of a woman in midst of her.

k Is. 57. 20.

travail. n Agk a fountain casteth out her waters, Ichap. 4. 10. 25 Go not forth into the field, nor walk so she casteth out her wickedness : vio- Is. 1. 20. by the way: for the sword? of the enemy lencem and spoil is heard in her; before m Eze. 7.11,23 and fear is on every side. me continually is grief and wounds.

n Pr. 4. 13. 26 O daughter of my people, gird thee 8 Be thou instructed," O Jerusalem, Zep. 3. 7. with sackcloth, and wallowo thyself in lestr my soul & depart from thee; lest o chap. 25.34. ashes: make thee mourning, as for an make thee desolate, a land not inhabited. Mi. 1. 10.

only son, most bitter lamentation : for the 9 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, They P Eze. 23. 18. spoiler shall suddenly come upon us. shall throughly glean the remnant of Is- obe loosed, 27 I have set thee for a tower and a rael as a vine : turn back thine hand as a

fortress among, my people, that thou grapegatherer into the baskets.

jointed. mayest know and try their way. 10 To whom" shall I speak, and give a La. 1. 16. 28 They are all grievous revolters, walkwarning, that they may hear? behold, r Is. 53. 1. ings with slanders : they aret brass and their ear is uncircumcised, and they chap. 9. 4. iron; they are all corrupters. cannot hearken: behold, the word of the Is.1. 22, 25. 29 The bellows are burned, the lead is conLORD is unto them a reproach ;u they ch. 20.8, 9. sumed of the fire : the founder melteth in have no delight in it.

are 11 Therefore I am full of the fury of Šor, refuse. 30 $ Reprobatew silver shall men call them, the LORD; I am weary with holding in : - Mat. 5. 13. because the LORD hath rejected them. abroad, and upon the assembly of young chap: 8. 10: THE word that came to Jeremiah from men together: for even the husband with De. 28. 30. the LORD, saying, the wifey shall be taken, the aged with

z Is. 1. 16, 17. 2 Stand in the gate of the LORD's house,

Mat. 3. 8. him that is full of days. 12 And their houses shall be turned unto 6 Mi. 3. 11.

and proclaim there this word, and say, Hear a Mi. 3. 5, 11. the word of the LORD,

all ye of Judah, that others, with their fields and wives together:

Mat. 3.9,10.

enter in at these gates to worship the LORD. for I will stretch out my hand upon the in- och.8.11, 12. 3 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of habitants of the land, saith the LORD.

n bruise, or,

Israel, Amend: your ways and your doings, 13 For from the least of them even unto breach. and I will cause you to dwell in this place. the greatest of them every one is given to a La. 2. 14. 4 Trust ye notb in lying words, saying, covetousness ;4 and from the prophet even e chap. 3. 3. The temple of the LORD, The temple of the unto the priest every one dealeth falsely. Pr. 29. 1. LORD, The temple of the LORD, are these.

14 They have healed also the n hurt of De.6.14,15. 5 For if ye throughly amend your ways the daughter of my people slightly,

saying, ichap. 50.5. aute judgment between a man and his

and your doings; if ye throughly, exePeace, peace : whend there is no peace. 15 Were they ashamede when they had

k chap.18.15.
Mal. 4. 4.

neighbour; committed abomination ? nay, they were

I Ca. 1.7. not at all ashamed, neither could they m Col.2. 6.

6 If ye oppress not the stranger, the

fatherless, and the widow, and shed not blush: therefore they shall fall among » Mat. 11. 29. innocent blood in this place, neither 9 them that fall: at the time that I visit them o Ho. 4. 1, 2. walk after other gods to your hurt: they shall be cast down, saith the LORD. Ro. 2. 2, 17,

7 Then will I cause you to dwell in 16 Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the

&c. this place, in the land that I gave to your ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, P Eze. 3. 17. fathers, for ever and ever. where is the good way,' and walk mothere

Hab. 2. 1.

8 Behold, ye trust in lying words, that in, and ye shall find rest" for your souls. :Zec. 7. 11.

r Eze. 23. 39.

cannot profit. But they said, We will not walk therein.

9 Willo ye steal, murder, and commit 17 Also I set watchmen over you, say. o whereupon adultery, and swear falsely, and burn ing, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet.

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incense unto Baal, and walk after other

is called. But they said, We will note hearken.

gods whom ye know not; 18 Therefore hear , ye nations, and know, 12Ch. 6. 33. this house, which is called by my name

8 Pr. 1. 31.

10 And comer and stand before me in O congregation, what is among them.

u Mat. 21. 13. 19 Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring

v Pr. 28. 9.

and say, We are delivered to do all these evil upon this people, even the fruits of w Ps.50.7.19. abominations ? their thoughts, because they have not Is. 1. 11. 11 Is this house, which is called by my hearkened unto my words, nor to my Am.5.21,22. name, become a den of robbers in your law," but rejected it.

Mi. 6. 6..8. eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, saith 20 To what purpose w cometh there to

the LORD.

or, work

Predictions of the punishment JEREMIAH, VIII.

and desolation of Judah. 12 But go ye now unto my place a B.O. 600. 31 And they have built the high places of which was in Shiloh, where I set my

Tophet, which is in the valley of the son name at the first, and see whatd I did to a Jos. 18. 1. of Hinnom, to burn their sonse and their it for the wickedness of my people Israel. De. 12. 11. daughters in the fire; which I commanded

13 And now, because ye have done all 62 Ki. 23. 10. them not, neither came it Binto my heart. these works, saith the LORD, and I spake

d chap. 26. 6.

32 Therefore, behold, the days come, unto you, rising up early and speaking,

1 Sa.4.11,&c Ps.78.60,61.

saith the LORD, that it shall no more be but ye heard not; and I called you, butke Ps. 106. 38. I called Tophet, nor, The valley of the son ye answered not;

В ироп. 14 Therefore will I do unto this house,

of Hinnom, but, The valley of slaughter : .

fori they shall bury in Tophet till there

/ 2 Ch. 36.15. which is called by my name, wherein ye

g Ne.9.29,30.

be no place. trust, and unto the place which I gave to h Is. 65. 12.

33 Andke the carcases of this people you and to your fathers, as I have done

66. 4. shall be meat for the fowls of the heaven, to Shiloh.

ich. 19.6,11. and for the beasts of the earth; and none 15 And I will cast? you out of my sight, Eze.6.5,&c. shall fray them away. as I have cast out all your brethren, even k De. 28. 26. 34 Then will I cause to ceaser from the the whole seed of Ephraim.m

Ps. 79. 2.

cities of Judah, and from the streets of 16 Therefore pray noto thou for this 26, 27, 23. Jerusalem, the voice of mirth, and the people, neither líft up. cry nor prayer for

m Ps. 67
Ho. 9. 3.

voice of gladness, the voice of the bridethem, neither make intercession to me: » Is. 24. 7,8. groom, and the voice of the bride ; for for P I will not hear thee.

Ho. 2. 11.

the land shall be desolate.! 17 Seest thou not what they do in the cities 01Jno.5.16.

CHAPTER VIII. of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem ? o chap. 15. 1. At that time, saith the Lord, they shall

18 The children gather wood, and the Le. 26. 33. bring out the bonest of the kings of Jufathers kindle the fire, and the women

Is. 3. 26.

dah, and the bones of his princes, and the knead their dough, to make cakes to the

r Eze. 37. 1.

bones of the priests, and the bones of the Y queen of heaven, and to pour out drink yor, frame, prophets, and the bones of the inhabitants offerings unto other gods, that they may

of Jerusalem, out of their

graves : provoke me to anger.

manship. 2 And they shall spread them before the 19 Dos they provoke me to anger? saith : 1 Co. 10. 22. sun, and the moon, and all the host of heathe LORD: do they not provoke themselves, +2 Ki. 23. 5. vent whom they have loved, and whom to the confusion of their own faces ? ~ 2 Ki. 9. 37. they have served, and after whom they 20 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD,

v Re. 9. 6.

have walked, and whom they have sought,

w Am. 5. 21. Behold, mine anger and my fury shall be

* 1 Sa. 15. 22.

and whom they have worshipped: they poured out upon this place, upon man, and

Ps. 40. 6,

shall not be gathered, nor be buried; they upon beast, and upon the trees of the field,

Ho, 6. 6. shall be for dungx upon the face of the earth. and upon the fruit of the ground; and it

3 And death o shall be chosen rather shall burn, and shall not be quenched.

8 concerning

than life by all the residue of them that

the matter 21 Thus saith_the LORD of hosts, the


remain of this evil family, which remain God of Israel; Putw your burnt offerings

in all the places whither I have driven unto your sacrifices, and eat flesh.

y Ex. 15.26. them, saith the LORD of hosts. 22 For* I spake not unto your fathers, - Ex. 19.5. 4 Moreover, thou shalt say unto them, nor commanded them in the day that I Le.26.3, 12. Thus saith the LORD ; Shall they fall, brought them out of the land

of Egypt, a John 5. 40. and not arise ? shall he turn away, and 8 concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices : b Ps.81.11,12 not return?

23 But this thing commanded I them, say- Šor, stub- 5 Why then is this people of Jerusalem ing, Obeyy my voice, and I: will be your bornness.

slidden back by a perpetual backsliding ? God, and ye shall be my people ; and walk ech. 11.7, 8. they hold fast deceit, they refusea to return. ye in all the ways that I have commanded

6 I hearkened and heard, but they spake you, that it may be well unto you.


not aright: no man repented him of his 24 Buto they hearkened not, nor inclined a Ho. 4. 16. wickedness, saying, What have I done? their ear, but walked in the counsels and John 9. 41. every one turned to his course, as the in the S imagination of their evil heart,

Ro. 2.17,&c. horse rusheth into the battle. and n went backward,d and not forward. g Ne.9.17,29.

y Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth 25 Since the day that your fathers came

her appointed times; and the turtle, and forth out of the land of Egypt unto this

O or, the

the crane, and the swallow, observe the day, I have even sent unto you all my


pen of time of their coming : but my people servants the prophets, daily rising up worketh for know

not the judgment of the LORD. early, and sending them

falsehood, 8 How do ye say, We are wise, and 26 Yet they hearkened not unto me, nor 'Is. 10. 1, 2. the law of the LORD is with us ? LO, inclined their ear, but hardened their Mat. 15. 6. certainly in vainh made he it; the pen neck: they did worse than their fathers.

i chap. 16.12. of the scribes is in vain. 27. Therefore thou shalt speak all these

9 * The wise men are ashamed, they are words unto them; but they will not

dismayed and taken: lo, they have rehearken to thee: thou shalt also call unto


jected the word of the LORD; and "what them; but they will not answer thee.

1 the wisdom wisdomk is in them ? 28 But thou shalt say unto them, This of what 10 Therefore will I give their wives unto is a nation that obeyeth not the voice of thing. others, and their fields to them that shall the LORD their God, nor receiveth Mcor: * Is. 8. 20. inherit them : for every one, from the least rection: truth is perished, and is cut offichap.32.33. even unto the greatest, is given to covetfrom their mouth. 2. Cut off" thine hair, o Jerusalem, and or, instruc- dusness in from the prophet even unto

tion. cast it away, and take up a lamentation on

11 For 'they have healed the hurt of the

m Is. 56. 11. high places ; for the LORD hath rejected 'n Job 1. 20. daughter of my people slightly, saying, and forsaken the generation of his wrath. Mi. 1. 16.

Peace, peace; when there is no peace. 30 For the children of Judah have done . Eze. 13. 10. 12 Were they ashamed when they had evil in my sight, saith the LORD: they P2Ki. 21.4,7. committed abomination ? nay, they were have set their abominations in the house Eze.8.5,&c. not at all ashamed, neither could they which is called by my name, to pollute it.

blush: therefore shall they fall among them

kor, Have

they been


The prophet's lamentation. JEREMIAH, IX.

Sins 'and punishment. that fall; in the timea of their visitation B.C. 600. mouth, but in Bheart he layeth Yhis wait. they shall be cast down, saith the LORD.

9 Shall I not visit them for these things ? 13 8 I will surely consume them, saith . De. 32. 35. saith the LORD: shall not my soul be the LORD: there shall be no grapes on the

Ho. 5. 9. avenged on such a nation as this ? vine, nor figs on the fig tree, and the leaf B the midst 10 For the mountains will I take up shall fade; and the things that I have of him.

a weeping and wailing, and for the Shagiven them shall pass away from them. yor, wait for bitations of the wilderness a lamentation, 14 Why do we sit still ? assemble your.


because they are n burned up, so that none selves, and let us enter into the defenced 8 or, in ga- can pass through them; neither can men cities, and let us be silent there ; for the thering I hear the voice of the cattle: O both the

will conLORD our God hath put us to silence,

fowl of the heavens and the beast are and given us water of <gall to drink, be

fled; they are gone.

6 Ho. 2.8, 9. cause we have sinned against the LORD.

11 And I will make Jerusalem heaps, 15 We looked for peace, but no good 5

Sor, pas.

and a den of dragons; and I will make

tures. came; and for a time of health, and be

the cities of Judah ~ desolate, without an hold trouble!


inhabitant. 16 The snorting of his horses was heard from the 12 Whoy is the wise man, that may from Dan;o the whole land trembled at fowl even to. understand this ? and who is he to whom the sound of the neighing of his strongh .chap.23.15. the mouth of the LORD hath spoken, that ones; for they are come, and have de- Kor, poison. he may declare it, for what the land pervoured the land, and u all that is in it; a La.2.2,7,8. isheth and is burned up like a wilderness, the city, and those that dwell therein. echap.14.19. that none passeth through?

17 For, behold, I will send serpents, a desolation. 13 And the LORD saith, Because they cockatrices, among you, which will not Ho. 14. 9. have forsaken my law which I set before be charmed, and they shall bite you, chap. 4. 15. them, and have not obeyed my voice, saith the LORD.

h Ju. 5. 22. neither walked therein ; 18 When? I would comfort myself against the fulness 14 But have walked after the vimagina

thereof. sorrow, my heart is faint #in me.

tion of their own heart, and after Baalim,

iDe.29.24..28 19 Behold, the voice of the cry of the 4 Ps. 58. 4,5. which their fathers taught them: daughter of my people, because of p them

15 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts,

vor, stub. that dwell in a fará country: Is not the bornne88,

the God of Israel; Behold, I will feed » LORD in Zion ?r is not her king 9 in her ? chap. 7. 24. them, even this people, with wormwood, Why have they provoked me to anger I La. 1.16,17. and give them water of gall to drink. with their graven images, and with strange + upon. 16 I will scatter" them also among the vanities?

p the coun- heathen, whom neither they nor their fa20 The harvest is past, the summer is try of them thers have known: and I will send & sword

that are ended, and we are not saved.

afar off.

after them, till I have consumed them. 21 For the hurt of the daughter of my m Ps. 80. 5.

17 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Con. people am I hurt; I am black ; u astonish

* Is. 39. 3.

sider ye, and call for the mourning, woment hath taken hold on me.

La.3.15, 19. men, that they may come; and send for 22 Is there no balm in Gilead ? is there pchap. 31. 6. cunning women, that they may come: po physician w there? why then is not the Ps. 135.21. 18 And let them make haste, and take health of the daughter of my people re

Re. 2. 1.

up a wailing for us, that our eyes may covered?

q Is. 33. 22.

run down with tears, and our eyelids CHAPTER IX.

Le. 26. 33: gush gut with waters. Онт

De. 28. 64. [t that my head were waters, and

• De. 32. 21.

19 For a voice of wailing is heard out mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I Mat.25.1..12 of Zion, How are we spoiled! we are might weep* day and night for the slain Joel 2. 6. greatly confounded, because we have forof the daughter of my people!

v chap.46.11. saken the land, because our dwellings 2 Oh that I had in the wilderness a Ge. 37. 25. have cast us out. lodging place of wayfaring men, that I - Mat. 9. 11, 20 Yet hear the word of the LORD, O might leave my, people, and go from


ye women, y and let your ear receive the them! for they be all adulterers,: an as- ogone up, word of his mouth, and teach your daughsembly of treacherous men.“

I who will

ters wailing, and every one her neighbour 3. And they bend their tonguesb like


lamentation : their bow for lies; but they are not va

* Is. 22. 4.

21 For death is come up into our winliantc for the truth upon the earth : for

La. 2. 11.

dows, and is entered into our palaces, to they proceedd from evil to evil, and 3. 48. cut off the children from without, and the theye know not me, saith the LORD.

y Is.32.9..13. young men from the streets. 4 Take ye heed every one of his o neigh- chap.5.7,8. 22 Speak, Thus saith the LORD, Even the bour, and trust ye not in any brother: a Mi. 7. 2..5. carcases of men shall fall as dung upon the for every brother will utterly supplant, Is. 59.3, 4. open field, and as the handful after the and every neighbour will walk with Jude 3.

harvestman, and none shall gather them. slanders.

d2 Ti. 3. 13.
e Ho. 4. 1..3.

23 Thus saith the LORD, Let not the 5 And they will x deceive every one

wise man glory in his wisdom, neither his neighbour, and will not speak the

por, friend.

x mock. let the mighty man glory in his might, truth: they have taught their tongue to 71 Co. 1. 31. let not the rich man glory in his riches : speak lies, and weary themselves to com- g Mi. 7. 18. 24 Buts let him that glorieth glory in mit iniquity;

h Is. 1. 25. this, that he understandeth and knoweth 6 Thine habitation is in the midst of y visit upon. me, that I am the LORD which exercise deceit; through deceit they refuse to i Ro. 2. 8, 9; lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousknow me, saith the LORD.

k Ps. 64. 3, 4.

ness, in the earth: for in these things I 7 Therefore thus saith the LORD of

i Ps. 28. 3. hosts, Behold, I will melt" them, and

delight,, saith the LORD. B cut off into

25 Behold, the days come, saith the try them; for how shall I do for the having the' LORD, that I will y punish alli' 'them which daughter of my people ?

corners of are circumcised with the uncircumcised; 8 Their tongue is as an arrow

k shot

their hair 26 Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and out; it speaketh deceit; one' speaketh polled. the children of Ammon, and Moab, and peaceably to his peighbour with his

all that are B in the utmost corners, thug

give my

corners, or,

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