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of Egypt to sojourn there, shall know whose words shall stand, mine, "or their's.
29 And this shall be a sign unto you, saith the LORD, that I will punish you in this place, that ye may know that my words shall surely stand against you for evil :
30 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I wille give Pharaoh-hophra king of Egypt into the hand of his enemies, and into the hand of them that seek his life, as I gave Zedekiah king of Judah into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon his enemy, and that sought his life.
CHAPTER XLV. THE word that Jeremiah the prophet spake unto Baruch the son of Neriah, when he had written these words in a book at the mouth of Jeremiah, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, saying,
2 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, unto thee, O Baruch;
3 Thou didst say, Woe is me now!' for the LORD hath added grief to my sorrow; I fainted in my sighing, and I find no rest.
4 Thus shalt thou say unto him, The LORD saith thus, Behold, that which I have built will I break down, and that which I have planted I will pluck up, even this whole land.
5 And seekest thou great things for thyself? seek them not: for, behold, I will bring evil upon all flesh, saith the LORD; but thy life will I give unto thee for a prey in all places whither thou goest.
CHAPTER XLVI. THE word of the LORD which came to Jeremiah the prophet against the" Gentiles;
B. C. 587.
a Ps. 33. 11.
b chap. 8. 22.
Is. 47. 1.
d Eze. 30. 21.
30.21,&c. fchap. 39. 5. 9 ch.43.10,11.
XLV. fice in the north country by the river Euphrates.
The judgment of Egypt.
11 Go up into Gilead, and take balm, O virgin, the daughter of Egypt: in vain shalt thou use many medicines; for y thou shalt notd be cured.
12 The nations have heard of thy shame, and thy cry hath filled the land: for the mighty man hath stumbled against the mighty, and they are fallen both together.
13 The word that the LORD spake to Jeremiah the prophet, how Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon should come and smite the land of Egypt.
14 Declare ye in Egypt, and publish in Migdol, and publish in Noph, and in Tahpanhes: say ye, Stand fast, and preIs. 19. 1. pare thee; for the sword shall devour Eze.XXIX. round about thee.
XXX. XXXII. Fulfilled,
15 Why are thy valiant men swept away? they stood not, because the LORD did drive them.
ch.36.1,4,32 16 He made many to fall, yea, one iPs.18.14,39. fell upon another; and they said, Arise, 8 multiplied and let us go again to our own people, the faller. and to the land of our nativity, from the Le. 26. 37. oppressing sword. Job 23. 2. m Ps. 27. 13. n Ps. 77.3, 4.
• Is. 5. 5.
"Mat. 6. 25..
2 Against Egypt, against the army of Pharaoh-necho king of Egypt, which was by the river Euphrates in Carchemish," which Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon smote in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah.
3 Order" ye the buckler and shield, and draw near to battle.
4 Harness the horses; and get up, ye horsemen, and stand forth with your hel mets; furbish the spears, and put on the brigandines.
5 Wherefore have I seen them dismayed and turned away back? and their mighty ones are beaten down, and are fled apace, and look not back: fora fear was round about, saith the LORD.
6 Let not the swift flee away, nor the mighty man escape; they shall stumble, and fall toward the north by the river Euphrates.
7 Who is this that cometh up as a flood, whose waters are moved as the rivers ?
8 Egypt riseth up like a flood, and his waters are moved like the rivers; and he saith, I will go up, and will cover the earth; I will destroy the city and the inhabitants thereof.
9 Come up, ye horses; and rage, ye chariots; and let the mighty men come forth; the Ethiopians and the Libyans, that handle the shield; and the Lydians, that handle and bend the bow.
10 For this is the day of the Lord GOD of hosts, a day of vengeance, that he may avenge him of his adversaries: and the sword shall devour, and it shall be satiate and made drunk with their blood; for the Lord GOD of hosts hath am sacri
Lu. 12. 15.
t Ho. 10. 11.
n bullocks of
chap. 50. 27.
Ps. 37. 13.
z Re. 6. 15.
Ec. 9. 11.
Am. 2. 14.
e chap. 47. 2.
g Ex. 15. 9.
hIs. 43. 1, 5.
Is. 66. 19.
k Is. 13. 6.
63.4. Joel 1. 15.
17 They did cry there, Pharaoh king of Egypt is but a noise; he hath passed the time appointed.
18 As I live, saith the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts, Surely as Tabor is among the mountains, and as Carmel by the sea, so shall he come.
19 O thou daughter dwelling in Egypt, Sfurnish thyself to go into captivity: for Noph shall be waste and desolate without an inhabitant.
20 Egypt is like a very fairt heifer, but destruction cometh; it cometh out of the north."
21 Also her hired men are in the midst of her like fatted bullocks; for they also are turned back, and are fled away together: they did not stand, because the day of their calamity was come upon them, and the time of their visitation.
22 The voice thereof shall go like a serpent; for they shall march with an army, and come against her with axes, as hewers of wood.
23 They shall cut down her forest, saith the LORD, though it cannot be searched; because they are more than the grasshoppers, and are innumerable.
24 The daughter of Egypt shall be confounded; she shall be delivered into the hand of the people of the north.
25 The LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saith, Behold, I will punish the multitude of No, and Pharaoh, and Egypt, with their gods, and their kings; even Pharaoh, and all them that trust in him:
26 And I will deliver them into the hand of those that seek their lives, and into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of his servants; and afterward it shall be inhabited, as in the days of old, saith the LORD.
27 But fear not thou, O my servant Jacob, and be not dismayed, O Israel: for, behold, I will save thee from afar off, and thy seed from the land of their capti8vity; and Jacob shall return, and be in rest and at ease, and none shall make him afraid.
De. 32. 42. m Eze. 39. 17. Zep. 1. 7.
28 Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, saith the LORD; for I am with thee: for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee; but I will not
The judgment of the Philistines. JEREMIAH, XLVIII.
make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure; yeta will I not leave thee wholly unpunished.
B. C. 607.
a Is. 27. 7..9. He. 12.5..10 Re. 3. 19.
CHAPTER XLVII. THE word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet against the Philis-Bor, utterly tines, before that Pharaoh smote y Gaza.c 2 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, waters rise up out of the north,d and shall be an overflowing flood, and shall overflow the land, and all that is therein; the city, and them that dwell therein: then the men shall cry, and all the inhabitants of the land shall howl.
3 At the noises of the stamping of the hoofs of his strong horses, at the rushing of his chariots, and at the rumbling of his wheels, the fathers shall not look back to their children for feebleness of hands;
4 Because of the day that cometh to spoil all the Philistines, and to cut off from Tyrus and Zidon every helper that remaineth; for the LORD will spoil the Philistines, the remnant of the country of Caphtor.'
5 Baldness is come upon Gaza;m Ashkelon is cut off with the remnant of their valley: how long wilt thou cut thyself?
cut thee off b Eze. 25. 15. Zep. 2. 4, 5. y Azzah, chap.25.20. Am. 1. 6..8. chap.46.20. 1 Ki. 12. 29. & the fulness thereof. the choice fis. 40.30,31. of.
g chap. 8. 16. Na. 3. 2.
Ja. 5. 4. i Is. 9. 4. 14.4,5,12. chap.46.19. Ge. 10. 14.
m Zec. 9. 5. O inhabitress.
n De. 2. 36.
6 O thou sword of the LORD, how long will it be ere thou be quiet? put up thy-De. 32. 41. self into thy scabbard, rest, and be still.
Eze.21.3..5. gather. canst
P Eze. 14. 17. 9 Mi. 6. 9.
7 How can it be quiet, seeing the LORD hath given it a charger against Ashkelon, and against the sea shore? there hath he appointed it. AGAINST Moabr thus saith the LORD IS. XV. of hosts, the God of Israel, Woe unto Nebo for it is spoiled; Kiriathaim is confounded and taken; Misgab is confounded and dismayed.
2 There shall be no more praise of Moab in Heshbont they have devised evil against it; come, and let us cut it off from being a nation: also thou shalt be vcut down, O Madmen; the sword shall "pursue thee.
3 A voice of crying shall be from Horonaim, spoiling and great destruction. 4 Moab is destroyed; her little have caused a cry to be heard. 5 For in the going up of Luhith continual weeping shall go up; for in the going down of Horonaim the enemies have heard a cry of destruction.
6 Flee, save your lives, and be like the heath in the wilderness.
7 For because thou hast trusted' in thy works, and in thy treasures, thou shalt also be taken; and Chemosh shall go forth into captivity, with his priests and his princes together.
8 And the spoiler shall come upon every city, and no city shall escape; the valley also shall perish, and the plain shall be destroyed, as the LORD hath spoken. 9 Give wings unto Moab, that it may flee and get away for the cities thereof shall be desolate, without any to dwell therein.
10 Cursede be he that doeth the work of the LORD X deceitfully, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.
11 Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and he hath settled on his lees, and hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither hath he gone into captivity: therefore his taste remained in him, and his scent is not changed.
12 Therefore, behold, the days come,
& Ps. 75. 10. t Nu. 32. 37.
u Eze. 30. 21. ch.25.15,17. vor, brought
w Job 9. 4.
x La. 1. 21.
y Zep.2.8..10. por, movedst thyself. a weeping
ing. Pr. 8. 13. chap. 51. 6.
Is. 13. 11.
Mar.13.14.. 16. Tor, a naked
The judgment of Moab. saith the LORD, that I will send unto him wanderers, that shall cause him to wander, and shall empty his vessels, and break their bottles.
13 And Moab shall be ashamed of Che. mosh, as the house of Israel was ashamed of Beth-ele their confidence.
14 How say ye, We are mighty and strong men for the war?
15 Moab is spoiled, and gone up out of her cities, and Shis chosen young men are gone down to the slaughter, saith the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts.
16 The calamity of Moab is near to come, and his affliction hasteth fast.
How is the strong staff broken, and the 17 All ye that are about him, bemoan him; and all ye that know his name, say,
18 Thou daughterk that dost inhabit Dibon, come down from thy glory, and sit in thirst; for the spoiler of Moab shall come upon thee, and he shall destroy thy strong holds.
19 O inhabitant of Aroer," stand by the way, and espy; ask him that fleeth, and her that escapeth, and say, What is done?
20 Moab is confounded; for it is broken down: howl and cry; tell ye it in Arnon, that Moab is spoiled,
21 And judgment is come upon the plain country; upon Holon, and upon Jahazah, and upon Mephaath,
22 And upon Dibon, and upon Nebo, and upon Beth-diblathaim,
23 And upon Kiriathaim, and upon Beth-gamul, and upon Beth-meon,
24 And upon Kerioth, and upon Bozrah, and upon all the cities of the land of Moab, far or near.
25 The horns of Moab is cut off, and his arm" is broken, saith the LORD.
26 Make ye him drunken;" for he magnified himself against the LORD:" Moab also shall wallow in his vomit, and he also shall be in derision.
27 For was not Israely a derision unto thee? was he found among thieves? for since thou spakest of him, thou skippedst for joy.
28 O ye that dwell in Moab, leave the cities, and dwell in the rock, and be like the dove that maketh her nest in the sides of the hole's mouth.
29 We have heard the pride of Moab, (he is exceeding proud), his loftiness, and his arrogancy, and his pride, and the haughtiness of his heart.
30 I know his wrath, saith the LORD: but it shall not be so; his lies shall not so effect it.
31 Therefore will I howl for Moab, and I will cry out for all Moab; mine heart shall mourn for the men of Kir-heres.
32 O vine of Sibmah, I will weep for thee with the weeping of Jazer; thy plants are gone over the sea, they reach even to the sea of Jazer: the spoiler is fallen upon thy summer fruits, and upon thy vintage.
33 And joy and gladness is taken from the plentiful field, and from the land of Moab; and I have caused wine to fail from the winepresses: none shall tread with shouting; their shouting shall be no shouting.
34 From the cry of Heshbon even unto Elealeh, and even unto Jahaz, have they uttered their voice, from Zoar even unto Horonaim, as an heifer of three years
The judgment of the Ammonites. JEREMIAH, XLIX.
35 Moreover, I will cause to cease in Moab, saith the LORD, him that offereth in the high places, and him that burneth incense to his gods.
36 Therefore mine heart shall sound for Moab like pipes, and mine heart shall sound like pipes for the men of Kir-heres: because the riches that he hath gotten are perished. 37 For every head shall be bald, and every beard clipped: upon all the hands shall be cuttings, and upon the loins sackcloth.
38 There shall be lamentation generally upon all the housetops of Moab, and in the streets thereof: for I have broken Moab like a vessel wherein is no pleasure, saith the LORD.
B. C. 600.
The judgment of Edom.
saith the Lord GOD of hosts, from all those that be about thee; and ye shall desolations. be driven out every man right forth; and a verse 39. none shall gather up him that wandereth. chap.48.47. 6 And afterward" I will bring again b Eze. 25. 12, the captivity of the children of Ammon, &c. saith the LORD. Am.1.11,12. c Ob. 8, &c. dJob5.12,13. chap. 47. 5.
yor, they are
Ro. 9. 21.
7 Concerning Edom, thus saith the LORD of hosts, Is wisdome no more in Teman? is counseld perished from the prudent? is their wisdom vanished?
8 Flee ye, y turn back, dwell deep, O inhabitants of Dedan; for I will bring the calamity of Esau upon him, the time that I will visit him.
9 If grapegatherers come to thee, would they not leave some gleaning grapes? if thieves by night, they will destroy Still they have enough.
10 But I have made Esau bare, I have uncovered his secret places, and he shall not be able to hide himself: his seed is spoiled, and his brethren, and his neigh
39 They shall howl, saying, How is it broken down! how hath Moab turned the "back with shame! so shall Moab be a derision and a dismaying to all them about him. 40 For thus saith the LORD, Behold, chap. 49.22. bours, and he is not. he shall fly as an eagle,' and shall spread his wings over Moab.
k Is. 17. 14.
De. 28. 49.
41 Kerioth is taken, and the strong Is.8.8. holds are surprised, and the mighty men's hearts in Moab at that day shall be as the heart of a woman" in her pangs.
42 And Moab shall be destroyed from being a people, because he hath magnified himself against the LORD.
43 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, shall be upon thee, O inhabitant of Moab, saith the LORD.
44 He that fleeth from the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that getteth up out of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for I will bring upon it, even upon Moab, the yeart of their visitation, saith the LORD.
45 They that fled stood under the shadow of Heshbon, because of the force: but a fire shall come forth out of Heshbon, and a flame from the midst of Sihon, and shall devour the corner of Moab, and the crown of the head of the tumultuous
47 Yet will I bring again the captivity of Moab in the latter days, saith the LORD. Thus far is the judgment of Moab. CHAPTER XLIX.
e or, the
n Is. 21. 3.
11 Leave thy fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let thy widows trust in me.
12 For thus saith the LORD, Behold, they whose judgment was not to drink of the cup have assuredly drunken; and art thou he that shall altogether go unpunished? thou shalt not go unpunished, but thou shalt surely drink of it.
13 For I have sworn by myself, saith the LORD, that Bozrah" shall become a desolation, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all the cities thereof shall be chap.11.23. perpetual wastes.
63. 1. Eze.7.25,26
u1 Sa. 2. 30.
Is. 25. 4, 5.
κ children of
14 I have heard a rumour from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent unto the heathen, saying, Gather ye together, and come against her, and rise up to the battle.
15 For, lo, I will make thee small among the heathen, and despised" among men.
Am. 9. 2. 16 Thy terribleness" hath deceived thee, λ in cap- and the pride of thine heart, O thou that tivity. dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that ch. 49.6, 39. holdest the height of the hill: though" chap.18.16. thou shouldest make thy nest as high as against. the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the LORD.
Eze. 21. 28.
17 Also Edom shall be a desolation; Am.1.13..15 every one that goeth by it shall be Zep.2.8..10. astonished," and shall hiss at all the a chap. 50.40. plagues thereof. De. 29. 23. Am. 4. 11.
CONCERNING" the Ammonites,
2 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith
3 Howl, O Heshbon; for Ai is spoiled: cry, ye daughters of Rabbah, gird you with sackcloth; lament, and run to and fro by the hedges: for their king shall go into captivity, and his priests and his princes together.
4 Wherefore gloriest thou in the val leys, thy flowing valley, O backsliding daughter? that trusted in her treasures, saying, Who shall come unto me? 5 Behold, I will bring a fear upon thee,
18 Asa in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, and the neighbour cities thereof, saith the LORD, no man shall abide there, neither shall a son of man dwell in it. 19 Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordand against the habitation of the strong: but I will suddenly make him run away from her; and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me? 20 Therefore hear the counsel of the LORD, that he hath taken against Edom; and his purposes, that he hath purposed against the inhabitants of Teman Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out; surely he shall make their habitations desolate with them.
21 The earth is moved at the noise of their fall; at the cry, the noise thereof was heard in the Red sea.
22 Behold, he shall come up and fly as the eagle, and spread his wings over
Judgments of Kedar and of Elam.
JEREMIAH, L. Bozrah and at that day shall the heart | B. C. 600. of the mighty men of Edom be as the heart of a woman in her pangs.
23 Concerning Damascus:" Hamath is confounded, and Arpad; for they have heard evil tidings; they are Y fainthearted: there is sorrow on the sea; it cannot be quiet.
24 Damascus is waxed feeble, and turneth herself to flee, and fear hath seized on her anguish and sorrows have taken her, as a woman in travail.
25 How is the city of praise not left, the city of my joy!
26 Therefore her young men shall fall in her streets, and all the men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the LORD of hosts.
27 And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall consume the palaces of Ben-hadad.
Is. 46. 1.
Is. 1. 26.
Ac. 2. 37.
2 Co. 8. 5.
28 Concerning Kedar," and concerning the kingdoms of Hazor, which Nebu-Ac. 11. 23. chadrezzar king of Babylon shall smite, thus saith the LORD, Arise ye, go up to Kedar, and spoil the men of the east.
29 Their tents and their flocks shall they take away: they shall take to themselves their curtains, and all their vessels, and their camels; and they shall cry unto them, Fear is on every side.
30 Flee, get you far off, dwell deep, O ye inhabitants of Hazor, saith the LORD; for Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath taken counsel against you, and hath conceived a purpose against you.
31 Arise, get you up unto the wealthy nation, that dwelleth without care, saith the LORD, which have neither gates nor bars, which dwell alone.
32 And their camels shall be a booty, and the multitude of their cattle a spoil; and I will scatter into all winds them that are in the utmost corners; and I will bring their calamity from all sides thereof, saith the LORD.
Ca. 8. 6. Is. 55. 3. n Is. 21.13..17 • Is. 53. 6.
1 Pe. 2. 25. chap.3.6,23 Ps. 120. 5. S place to lie down in, Ps. 23. 2.
Ca. 1. 7, 8.
& Ps. 79. 7.
tchap. 2. 3.
u Da. 9. 6.
Ps. 90. 1. nflit greatly. Ps. 22. 4. ch.51. 6, 45.
Is. 48. 20.
e or, that is at ease.
The judgment of Babylon.
|publish, and B set up a standard; publish, and conceal not: say, Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is broken in pieces; her idols are confounded, her images are broken in pieces.
3 For out of the north there cometh up a nation against her, which shall make her land desolate, and none shall dwell therein they shall remove, they shall depart, both man and beast.
4 Ind those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the children of Israel' shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the LORD their God.
5 They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward, saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to the LORD in a perpetualm covenant that shall not be forgotten.
6 My people hath been lost sheep; their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have? gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their Srestingplace."
7 All that found them have devoured them and their adversaries said, We offend not, because" they have sinned against the LORD, the habitation of justice; even the LORD, the hope of their fathers.
8 Remove out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as the he goats before the flocks.
9 For, lo, I will raise, and cause to come up against Babylon, an assembly of great nations from the north country: and they shall set themselves in array against her; from thence she shall be taken: their ar rows shall be as of a mighty expert man; none shall return in vain.
10 And Chaldea shall be a spoil: all that spoil her shall be satisfied, saith the LORD. 11 Because ye were glad, because ye
33 And Hazor shall be a dwelling for Eze. 38. 11. rejoiced, O ye destroyers of mine heri
dragons, and a desolation for ever: there shall no man abide there, nor any son of man dwell in it.
34 The word of the LORD that came to
Jeremiah the prophet against Elam, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying,
35 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might.
z Nu. 23. 9.
Mi. 7. 14.
tage; because ye are grown fat as the heifer at grass, and bellow as bulls;
12 Your mother shall be sore confoundKor, destroyed; she that bare you shall be ashamed: behold, the hindermost of the nations shall be a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.
cut off into
a Mal. 1. 3.
36 And upon Elam will I bring the four winds from the four quarters of heaven, and will scatter them toward all those winds; and there shall be no nation whither the outcasts of Elam shall not come. as steeds. 37 For I will cause Elam to be dismay-chap. ed before their enemies, and before them that seek their life; and I will bring evil upon them, even my fierce anger, saith the LORD; and I will send the sword after them, till I have consumed them:
38 And I will set my throne in Elam, and will destroy from thence the king and the princes, saith the LORD.
39 But it shall come to pass in the latter days, that I will bring again the captivity of Elam, saith the LORD.
Zec. 1. 15.
e1 Ch. 29.24.
Is. 63. 4.
g Re. 18. 6. Tor, scythe. verse 6.
i 2 Ki. 17. 6.
2 Ki. 24. 10,
'Is. XIII. XXI. XLVII.
THE word that the LORD spake against Babylon,' and against the land of the p by the Chaldeans, P by Jeremiah the prophet.
2 Declare ye among the nations, and
13 Because of the wrath of the LORD it shall not be inhabited, but it shall be wholly desolate: every one that goeth by Babylon shall be astonished, and hiss at all her plagues.
14 Put yourselves in array against Babylon round about: all ye that bend the bow, shoot at her, spare no arrows; for she hath sinned against the LORD.
15 Shout against her round about; she hath given her hand: her foundations are fallen, her walls are thrown down; take vengeance upon her: as she hath for it is the vengeance of the LORD: done, do unto her.
16 Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handleth the sickle in the time of harvest for fear of the oppressing sword they shall turn every one to his people, and they shall flee every one to his own land.
17 Israel is a scattered sheep, the lions have driven him away; first the king of Assyria hath devoured him, and last this Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath broken his bones.
18 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Behold, I will punish
B. C. 595.
The judgment of Babylon. upon their chariots, and upon all the mingled people that are in the midst a Is.37.36..38 of her; and they shall become as woch.25.20,24. men:d a sword is upon her treasures; Eze. 30. 5. and they shall be robbed. c chap.33.12. 38 A drought is upon her waters; and Is. 65.9, 10. they shall be dried up: for it is the land Eze.34.13. of graven images, and they are mad up
Ro. 5. 16.
2 Pe. 3. 15.
24 I have laid a snares for thee, and thou art also taken, O Babylon, and thou wast not aware: thou art found, and also caught, be-m cause thou hast striven against the LORD.
25 The LORD hath opened his armoury, and hath brought forth the weapons of his indignation: for this is the work of the Lord GOD of hosts in the land of the Chaldeans.
26 Come against her from the utmost border, open her storehouses; up as heaps, and destroy her utterly: let nothing of her be left.
27 Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter: woe unto them! for their day is come, the time of their visitation.
28 The voice of them that flee and escape out of the land of Babylon, to declare in Zion the vengeance" of the LORD our God, the vengeance of his temple."
Is. 14. 6.
Re. 17. 16.
Is. 13. 5.
x Da. 5. 6.
me to plead.
29 Call together the archers against Babylon: all ye that bend the bow, camp against it round about; let none thereof escape: recompensed her accord-Job 41. 10. ing to her work; according to all that a ch.51.10,11. she hath done, do unto her: for she hath been proud against the LORD, against the Holy One of Israel.
30 Therefore shall her young men fall in the streets, and all her men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the LORD.
31 Behold, I am against thee, O thou most proud, saith the Lord GOD of hosts: for thy day is come, the time that I will visit thee.
32 And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up: and I will kindle a firei in his cities, and it shall devour all round about him.
33 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, The children of Israel and the children of Judah were oppressed together; and all that took them captives held them fast; they refused to let them go.
34 Their Redeemer is strong; the LORD of hosts is his name; he shall throughly pleadm their cause, that he may give rest to the land, and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon.
35 A sword is upon the Chaldeans, saith the LORD, and upon the inhabitants of Babylon, and upon her princes, and upon her wise men.
36 A sword is upon the liars; and they shall dote:" a sword is upon her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed.
37 A sword is upon their horses, and
on their idols.
39 Therefore the wild beasts of the desert, with the wild beasts of the islands, shall dwell there, and the owls shall dwell therein: and it shall be no more inhabited for ever: neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation.
40 As God overthrew° Sodom and Gomorrah, and the neighbour cities thereof, saith the LORD; so shall no man abide there, neither shall any son of man dwell therein.
41 Behold, a people shall come from the north," and a great nation, and many kings shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth.
42 They shall hold the bow and the lance; they are cruel," and will not shew mercy: their voice shall roar like the sea, and they shall ride upon horses, every one put in array, like a man to the battle, against thee, O daughter of Babylon.
43 The king of Babylon hath heard the report of them, and his hands waxed feeble; anguish took hold of him, and pangs as of a woman in travail.
44 Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan unto the habitation of the strong; but I will make them suddenly run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me?
45 Therefore hear ye the counsel of the LORD that he hath taken against Babylon, and his purposes that he hath purposed against the land of the Chaldeans; Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out; surely he shall make their habitation desolate with them. Is.14.24,27. lon the earth is moved, and the cry is 2. 6, 7. 46 At the noise of the taking of Babye Re.18.9,15. hearde among the nations.
b La. 1. 10.
d verse 15.
Pr. 16. 18.
i Re. 18. 8.
* Is. 47. 4.
THUS saith the LORD, Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against them that dwell in the midst of them that rise up against me, a destroying wind;
2 And will send unto Babylong fanners, that shall fan her, and shall empty her land: for in the day of trouble they shall be against her round about.
3 Against him that bendeth let the archer bend his bow, and against him that lifteth himself up in his brigandine: and spare ye not her young men; destroy ye utterly all her host.
4 Thus the slain shall fall in the land "Zec. 2. 12. of the Chaldeans, and they that are thrust chap.31.37. through' in her streets. Mi.7.18..20. 5 For Israel" hath not been forsaken, rch. 50.8, &c. nor Judahr of his God, of the LORD of Ge.19.16,17. hosts; though their land was filled with Is. 47. 13. sin against the Holy One of Israel. A bars, or, chief stays.
t Is. 44. 25.
u 2 Th. 2.11. v ch.25.14,16. 10 Re. 17.4.
6 Fleer out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul; be not cut off in her iniquity: for this is the time of the LORD's vengeance; he will render unto her a recompence."
7 Babylon hath been a golden cup" in the LORD's hand, that made all the earth