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614 The restoration of Israel. JEREMIAH.

Christ is promiscd. his heart to approach unto me? saith the l gether to the goodness of the LORD, for LORD.

| wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and for 22 And ye shall be my people, and I the young of the flock and of the herd : and will be your God.

their soul shall be as a watered garden ; 23 Behold, the whirlwind of the LORD and they shall not sorrow any more at all. goeth forth with fury, a continuing whirl 13 Then shall the virgin rejoice in the wind : it shall fall with pain upon the dance, both young men and old together : head of the wicked.

for I will turn their mourning into joy, 24 The fierce anger of the LORD shall and will comfort them, and make them not return, until he have done it, and rejoice from their sorrow. until he have performed the intents of 14 And I will satiate the soul of the his heart: in the latter days ye shall con- priests with fatness, and my people shallbe sider it.

satistied with my goodness, saith the LORD. CHAP. XXXI.

15 Thus saith the LORD; A voice was 1 The restoration of Israel. 22 Christ is heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter promised. 27 His care over the church.weeping ; Rachel weeping for her children A T the same time, saith the LORD, refused to be comforted for her children, A will I be the God of all the families because they were not. of Israel, and they shall be my penple. | 16 Thus saith the LORD; Refrain thy

2 Thus saith the LORD, The people | voice from weeping, and thire eres from which were left of the sword found grace tears : for thy work shall be rewarded, in the wilderness ; even Israel, when I saith the LORD; and they shall come again went to cause him to rest.

from the land of the enemy. 3 The Lori hath appeared of old un- ! 17 And there is hope in thine end, saith to me, saying, yea, I have loved thee the Lord, that thy children shall come with an everlasting love: therefore with again to their own border. loving-kindness have I drawn thee.

18 I have surely heard Ephraim be4 Again I will build thee, and thou moaning himself this ; Thou hast chasshalt be built, () virgin of Israel : thoutised me, and I was chastised, as a bulshalt again be adorned with thy tabrets, ll lock unaccustomed to the yoke : tirn thou and shalt go forth in the dances of them me, and I shall be turned ; for thou art that make merry. I

the Lord my God. 5 Thou shalt yet plant vines upon the 19 Surely after that I was turned, I remountains of Simaria : the planters shall || pented ; and after that I was instructed, plant, and shall eat them as common things. |I smote upon my thigli: I was ashamed,

6 For there shall be a day, that the yea, even confounded, because I did bear watchmen upon the mount Ephraim shall || the reproach of my youth. cry, Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion | 20 İ: Ephraim my dear son ? is he a unto the LORD our God.

pleasant child? for since I spake against 7 For thus saith the LORD; Sing with him, I do earnestly remember him still : gladness for Jacob, and shont among the therefore my bowels are troubled for chief of the nations : publish ye, praise him; I will surely have mercy upon him, ve, and say, O LORD, save thy people, saith the LORD. the remnant of Israel.

21 Set thee up way-marks, make thee 8 Behold, I will bring them from the high heaps : set thine heart toward the north country, and gatlier them from the highway, even the way which thou wentcoasts of the earth, and with them the est : turn again, () virgin of Israel, turn blind and the lame, the woman with child again to these thy cities. and her that travaileth with child togeth- 22 9 How long wilt thou go about, O or: a great company shall return thither. thou backsliding daughter? for the LORD

9 They shall come with weeping, and hath created a new thing in the earth, A with supplications will I lead them :I woman shall compass a man. will cause them to walk by the rivers of 23 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the waters in a straight way, wherein they God of Israel ; As yet they shall rise this shall not stumble : for I am a father to speech in the land of Judah and in the citIsrael, and Ephraim is my first-born. ies thereof, when I shall bring again their

10 4 Hear the word of the LORD, O) ye captivity ; The Lord bless thee, 0 habitnations, and declare it in the isles afar || ation of justice, and mountain of holiness. off, and say, He that scattered Israel will

1 24 And there shall dwell in Judah itgather him, and keep him, as a shepherd || self, and in all the cities thereof together, dorh his flock.

husbandmen, and they that go forth with 11 For the Lord hath redeemed Ja- | flocks. cob, and ransomed him from the hand 25 For I have satiated the weary soul, and of him that was stronger than he.

I have replenished every sorrowful soul. 12 Therefore they shall come and singl 26 Upon this I awaked, and beheld i in the height of Zion, and shall flow to "and my 'sleep was sweet unto me.

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Christ's care over the church. CHAP. XXXII. Jeremiah's imprisonment. 615

27 Behold, the days come, saith the || be plucked up, nor thrown down any more LORD, that I will sow the house of Israel || for ever. and the house of Judah with the seed of

CHAP. XXXII. man, and with the seed of beast.

1 Jeremiah's imprisonment, 16 His com28 And it shall come to pass, that like plaints to Goi. 26 The captivity con, as I have watched over them, to pluck firmeu. 36 A promise of a gracious reup, and to break down, and to throw down, and to destroy, and to afflict; so will I THE word that came to Jeremiah watch over them, to build and to plant, 1 from the Lord in the tenth year of saith the LORD.

Zedekiah king of Judah, which was the 29 In those days they shall say no more, ll eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar. The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and 2 For then the king of Babylon's army the children's teeth are set on edge. | besieged Jerusalem: and Jeremiah the pro

30 But every one shall die for his own phet was shut up in the court of the prison, iniquity : every man that eateth the sour || which was in the king of Judah's house. grape, his teeth shall be set on edge.

3 For Zedekiah king of Judah had shut 31 Behold, the days come, saith the || him up, saying, Wherefore dost thou proLORD, that I will make a new covenant il phesy, and say, Thus saith the Lord, Bewith the house of Israel, and with the || hold, I will give this city into the hand of house of Judah :

the king of Babylon, and he shall take it; 32 Not according to the covenant that, I 4 And Zedekiah king of Judah shall I made with their fathers in the day that || not escape out of the hand of the ChalI took them by the hand to bring them deans, but shall surely be delivered into out of the land of Egypt ; wlrich my cov the hand of the king of Babylon, and shall enant they brake, although I was an hus speak with him mouth to mouth, and band unto them, saith the LORD:

his eyes shall behold his eyes ; 33 But this shall be the covenant that I 5 And he shall lead Zedekiah to Babywill make with the house of Israel; After lon, and there shall he be until I visit him, those days, saith the Lord, I will put saith the LORD: though ye fight with the my law in their inward parts, and write Chaldeans, ye shall not prosper, it in their hearts; and will be their God, 6 ( And Jeremiah said, The word of and they shall be my people.

the LORD came unto me, saying, 34 And they shall teach no more every | 7 Behold, Hanameel the soi of Shallum man his neighbour, and every man his thine uncle shall come unto thee, saying, brother, saying, Know the LORD: for Buy thee my field that is in Anathoth: for they shall all know me, from the least of the right of redemption is thine to buy it. them unto the greatest of them, saith thei 8 So Hanameei mine uncle's son came to LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, me in the court of the prison, according to and I will remember their sin no more the word of the Lord, and said unto me,

35 Thus saith the LORD, which giveth Buy my field, I pray thee,thatisinAnathoth, the sun for a light by day, and the ordi- which is in the country of Benjamin: for pances of the moon and of the stars for a | the right of inheritance is thise, and the relight by night, which divideth the sea demption is thine; buy it for thyself. Then when the waves thereof roar; The LORD I knew that this was the word of the LORD. of hosts is his name:

9 And I bought the field of Hanımeci 36 If those ordinances depart from be my uncle's son, that was in Anathotin, fore me, saith the LORD, then the seed and weighed him the money, even serenof Israel also shall cease from being a na- | teen shekels of silver. tion before me for ever.

10 And I subscribed the evidence, and 37 Thus saith the LORD; If heaven a sealed it, and took witnesses, and weighed bove can be measured, and the founda: him the money in the balances. tions of the earth searched out beneath, I 11 So I took the evidence of the purwill also cast off all the seed of Israei for chase, both thirt which was sealeci accord! all that they have donie, saith the Lord. ing to the law and custom, and that which

38 || Behold, the days come, saith the was open: LORD, that the city shall be built to the 12 Aud I gave the evidence of the purLORD from the tower of Hanameel unto chase unto Baruch the son of Neriah, the the gate of the corner.

Sun of Ma:scial, in ihe sight of Hananee! 39 And the measuring line shall yet go mine uncle's son, and in the presence ci forth over against it upon the hill Gareb, he witnesses that subscribed the book of and shall compass about to Goath.

the purchase, beiore all the Jews that sat 40 And the whole valley of the dead in the court of Vie prison. bodies, and of the arlies, and all the fields 1 13 4 And I charge Baruch before unto the brook of Kidron, unto the cor- hem, saying, hier of the horse-gate toward the east, 14 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the shall be holy unto the LORD; it shall 110: ' Goicf Israel; Take these vielences, this

616 The captivity confirmed. JEREMIAH. A promise of a gracious return. evidence of the purchase, both which is il 29 And the Chaldeans, that fight against vealed, and this evidence which is open ; || this city, shall come and set fire on this and put them in an earthen vessel, th i ty, and burn it with the houses, upon they may continue many days.

vhose roofs they have offered incense unto 15 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, Bial, and poured out drink-offerings unto the God of Israel; Houses and fields and other gods, to provoke me to anger. vineyards shall be possessed again in this 30 For the children of Israel and the laud.

il children of Judah have only done evil be16 | Now when I had delivered the fore me from their youth : for the chilevidence of the purchase unto Barnch the dren of Israel have only provoked me to son of Nerial, I prayed unto the LORD, anger with the work of their hands, saith saying,

The Lord. 17 Ah Lord God! behold, thou hast 31 For this city hath been to me as a made the heaven and the earth by the provocation of mine anger and of my fury great power and stretched out arm, and from the day that they built it even unto There is nothing too hard for thee: this day ; that I should remove it from

18 Thou shewest loving-kindness unto before my face, thousancis, and recompensest the iniquity 32 Because of all the evil of the chilof the fathers into the bosom of their children of Israel and of the children of Judren after them : the Great, the Mighty dah, which they have done to provoke me God, the LORD of hosts, is his name, to anger, they, their kings, their princes,

19 Great in counsel, and mighty in their priests, and their prophets, and the work : for thine eyes are open upon all | men of Judah, and the inhabitants of the ways of the sons of men : to give Jerusalem. every one according to his ways, and ac 133 And they have turned unto me the cording to the fruit of his doings i 1 back, and not the face : though I tauglit

20 Which hast set signs and wonders them, rising up early and teaching them, in the land of Egypt, even unto this day, I yet they have not hearkened to receive and in Israel, and amous other men; and i instruction. hast made thee a name, as at this day; | 34 But they set their abominations in

21 And hast brought forth thy people the house, which is called by my name, Israel out of the land of Egypt with signs, to dehle it. and with wunders, and with a strong 35 And they built the high places of B2liand, and with a stretched out arm, and al, winich are in the valley of the son of Hinwith great terror;

nom, to cause their sons ud their daugh22 And hast given them this land, liters to pass througluhe fire unto Molech ; which thou didst swear to their father's to which I commanded them not, neiber give them, a land flowing with milk and came it into my mind, that they should do honey ;

this abomination, to canse Judah to sin. 23° And they came in, and possessed | 36 And now therefore thus saith the it ; but they obeyed not thy voice, nei LORD, the God of Israel, concerning this ther walked in thy law ; they have done | city, whereof ye say, It shall be delivered nothing of all that thou commandedst into the hand of the king of Babylon by them to do; therefore thou hast caused the sword, and by the famine, and by the all this evil to cuine upon them :

pestilence; 24 Behold the mounts, they are come 37 Behuid, I will gather them out of into the city to take it ; and the city is | all countries, whither I have driven them given into the hand of the Chaldeans, l in mine anger, and in my fury, and in ülat fight against it, because of the sword, ii great wrath; and I will bring them again and of the famine, and of the pestilence: unto this piace, and I will cause theni to vind what thou hast spoken is come to pass ; | dwell safely : and behold, thou seest it.

38 And they shall be my people, and I 25 And thou hast said unto me, o will be their Göd: LORD Gon, Buy thee the field for money, 39 And I will give them one liellt, and and take witnesses; for the city is given one way, that they may fear me forever, into the hand of the Chaldeans.

for the good of them, and of their chil26 9 Then came the word of the LORD i diren adier lem: unto Jeremiali, saying,

40. od I will make an everlasting cov. 27 Behold, I am the LORD), the Gnd i enant with them, thuit I will not turn aof all fesh: is there any thing 100 harc way from them, tu do them gond; but I for me?

will put my fear in their hearts, that they 28 Therefore thus saith the LORD ; Be- || shall not depart fronu me. hold, I will give this city into the hand of 1 41 Yea, I will rejice over them to do the Challeans, and into the hand of Neb-ll them yoxl, and I will plant them in this uchacrezzar king of Babylon, and he || land assurerlly with ruy whole heart and shall take it:

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A return promised.

CHAP. XXXIII. Christ the righteous Branch. 617 42 For thus saith the LORD; Like as I ll 11 The voice of joy, and the voice of have brought all this great evil upon this gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and people, so will I bring upon them all the || the voice of the bride, the voice of them good I that have promised them.

that shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts: 43 And fields shall be bought in this for the LORD is good; for his mercy enland, whereof ye say, It is desolate with-|| dureth for ever: and of them that 'shall out man or beast ; it is given into the bring the sacrifice of praise into the house hand of the Chaldeans.

ll of the LORD. For I will cause to return 44 Men shall buy fields for money, and the captivity of the land, as at the first, subscribe evidences, and seal them, and saith the LORD. take witnesses in the land of Benjamin, 12 Thus saith the Lord of hosts ; A. and in the places about Jerusalem, and in gain in this place, which is desolate withthe cities of Judah, and in the cities of | out man and without beast, and in all the the mountains, and in the cities of the cities thereof, shall be an habitation of valley, and in the cities of the south : for | shepherds causing their flocks to lie down. I will cause their captivity to return, saith | 13 In the cities of the mountains, in the LORD.

|| the cities of the vale, and in the cities of CHAP. XXXIII.

the south, and in the land of Benjamin,

Branch of righteousness.

the cities of Judah, shall the focks pass M OREOVER the word of the LORD again under the hands of him that telleth

M came’unto Jeremiah the second time, them, saith the LORD. while he was yet shut up in the court of 14 Behold, the days come, saith the the prison, saying,

LORD, that I will perform that good thing 2 Thus saith the LORD the maker which I have promised unto the house of thereof, the LORD that formed it, to es- Israel and to the house of Judah. tablish it ; the LORD is his name;

15 | In those days, and at that time, 3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to and shew thee great and mighty things, grow up unto David ; and he shall execute which thou knowest not.

judgment and righteousness in the land. 4 For thus saith the LORD, the God of 16 In those days shall Judah be saved, Israel, concerning the houses of this city, | and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this and concerning the houses of the kings of in the name wherewith she shall be called, Judah, which are thrown down by the | The LORD our righteousness. mounts, and by the sword;

17 | For thus saith the LORD; David 5 They coine to fight with the Chal- shall never want a man to sit upon the deans, but it is to fill them with the dead throne of the house of Israel ; bodies of men, whom I have slain in minean-, 18 Neither shall the priests the Levites ger and in my fury, and for all whose wick-want a man before me to offer burnt-ofedness I have hid my face from this city. ferings, and to kindle meat-offerings, and

6 Behold, I will bring it health and to do sacrifice continually. cure, and I will cure them, and will re 19 s And the word of the LORD came veal unto them the abundance of peace unto Jeremiah, saying, and truth.

20 Thus saith the LORD ; If ye can 7 And I will cause the captivity of Ju break my covenant of the day, and my covdah and the captivity of Israel to return, enant of the night, and that there should and will build them, as at the first. not be day and night in their season ;

8 And I will cleanse them from all their 21 Then may also my covenant be iniquity, whereby they have sinned a- || broken with David my servant, that he gainst me; and I will pardon all their in- should not have a son to reign upon his

quities, whereby they have sinned, and throne; and with the Levites the priests, whereby they have transgressed against my ministers. me.

9 And it shall be to me a name of joy, a numbered, neither the sand of the sea praise, and an honour before all the nations measured : so will I multiply the seed of of the earth, which shall hear all the good David my servant, and the Levites that that I do unto them : and they shall fear minister unto me. and tremble for all the goodness and for 23 Moreover the word of the LORD all the prosperity that I procure unto it. came to Jeremiah, saying,

shall be heard in this place, which ye say Il ple have spoken, saying, The two families shall be desolate without man and without which the LORD hath chosen, he hath beast, even in the cities of Judah, and in even cast them off? thus they have dethe streets of Jerusalem, that are desolate, || spised my people, that they should be no without man, and without inhabitant, || more a nation before them. and without beast,

25 Thus saith the LORD; If my cove

618 Jeremiah prophesieth the JEREMIAH. captivity of Zedekiah, c. nant be not with day and night, and if II 11 But afterward they turned, and have not appointed the ordinances of caused the servants and the handmaids, heaven and earth ;

whom they had let go free, to return, 26 Then will I cast away the seed of and brought them into subjection for serJacob, and David my servant, 80 that I vants and for handmaids. will not take any of his seed to be rulers 12 | Therefore the word of the LORD over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Ja- came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, cob: for I will cause their captivity to re- 13 Thus saith the LORD, he God of turn, and have mercy on them.

Israel ; I made a covenant with your faCHAP. XXXIV.

thers in the day that I brought them Jeremiah prophesieth the captivity of forth out of the land of Egypt, out of

Zedekiah and the city.. the house of bond-men, saying, THE word which came unto Jere- 14 At the end of seven year's let ye go

1 miah from the LORD, when Nebu-every man his brother an Hebrew, which chadnezzar king of Babvion, and all his hath been sold unto thee; and when he army, and all the kingdoms of the earth hath served thee six years, thou shalt let of his dominion, and all the people fought | him go free from thee : but your fathers

ies thereof, saying,

their ear. 2 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Is- 15 And ye were now turned, and had rael ; Go and speak to Zedekiah king of done right in my sight, in proclaiming Judah, and tell him, Thus saith the liberty every man to his neighbour; and LORD ; Behold, I will give this city into I ye had made a covenant before me in the the hand of the king of Babylon, and he house which is called by my name : shall burn it with fire :

16 But ye turned and polluted my 3 And thou shalt not escape out of his name, and caused every man his servant, hand, but shalt surely be taken, and de- || and every man his handmaid, whom he livered into his hand, and thine eyes shall || had set at liberty at their pleasure, to behold the eyes of the king of Babylon, || return, and brought them into subjection, and he shall speak with thee mouth to | to be unto you for servants and for handmouth, and thou shalt go to Babylon. A

4. Yet hear the word of the LORD, O Ze- 17 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Ye dekiah king of Judah; Thus saith the LORD || have not hearkened unto me, in proof thee, Thou shalt not die by the sword: || claiming liberty, every one to his brother,

5 But thou shalt die in peace: and with and every man to his neighbour: bethe burnings of thy fathers, the former || hold, I proclaim a liberty for you, saith kings which were before thee, so shall the LORD, to the sword, to the pestithey burn odours for thee; and they will | lence, and to the fainine ; and I will lament thee, saying, Ah lord ! for I have Jl make you to be removed into all the pronounced the word, saith the Lord. kingdoins of the earth.

6 Then Jeremiah the prophet spake all 18 And I will give the men that have these words unto Zedekiah king of Judah li transgressed my covenant, which have in Jerusalem,

not performed the words of the covenant 7 When the king of Babylon's army || which they had made before me, when fought against Jerusalem, and against all they cut the calf in twain, and passed the cities of Judah that were left, against || between the parts thereof, Lachish, and against Azekah: for these | 19 The princes of Judah, and the prindefenced cities remained of the cities of ces of Jerusalem, the eunuchs, and the Judah.

priests, and all the people of the land, 8. This is the word that came unto Jer which passed between the parts of the call; emiah from the LORD, after that the || 20 I will even give them into the hand king Zedekiah had made a covenant with of their enemies, and into the hand all the people which were at Jerusalem, ll of thein that seek their life ; and their to proclaim liberty unto them;

dead bodies shall be for meat unto the 9 That every man should let his man- | fowls of the heaven, and to the beasts of servant, and every man his maid-servant, the earth. being an Hebrew or an Hebrewess, go 21 And Zedekiah king of Judah and free; that none should serve himself of his princes will I give into the hand of them, to wit, of a Jew his brother. their enemies, and into the hand of them

10 Now when all the princes, and all that seek their life, and into the hand of the people which had entered into the the king of Babylon's army, which are covenant, heard that every one should let gone up from you. his man-servant, and every one his maid- 22 Behold, I will command, saith the servant, go free, that none should serve Lord, and cause them to return to this themselves of them any more, then they | city ; and they shall fight against it, and obeyed, and let them go.

take it, and burn it with fire : and I will

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