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The Jews threatened for Chap. xxxv, XXXVI. their disobedience. 619 make the cities of Judah a desolation || and speaking ; but ye hearkened not unwithout an inhabitant.
to me. ' CHAP. XXXV.
15 I have sent also unto you all my 1 By the obeilience of the Rechabites, 12 servants the prophets, rising up early
the Jews disobediente is condemned. "| and sending them, saying, Return ye now THE word which came to Jere- every man front his evil way, and amend T miah from the LORD in the days of your doings, and go not after other gods Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Ju- | to serve them, and ye shall dwell in the dah, saving,
land which I have given to you and to 2 Go unto the house of the Rechabites, ll your fathers : but ye have not inclined and speak unto them, and bring them in your ear, nor hearkened unto me. to the house of the LORD, into one of the 16 Because the sons of Jonadab the son chambers, and give them wine to drink. | of Rechab have performed the command
Then I took Jaaziniah the son of ment of their father, which he commandJeremiah, the son of Habaziniah, and his brethren, and all his sons, and the whole ened unto me: house of the Rechabites;
17 Therefore thus saith the LORD God 4 And I brought them into the house of hosts, the God of Israel ; Behold, I of the LORD, into the chamber of the will bring upon Judah and upon all the Sons of Hanan, the son of Igdaliah, a man inhabitants of Jerusalem all the evil that of God, which was by the chamber of I have pronounced against them ; because the princes, which was above the cham- || I have spoken unto them, but they have ber of Maaseiah the son of Shallum, the not heard ; and I have called unto them, keeper of the door:
5. And I set before the sons of the house 18 s And Jeremiah said unto the house of the Rechabites pots full of wine, and of the Rechabites, Thus saith the Lord cups, and I said unto them, Drink ye wine. of hosts, the God of Israel ; Because ye
6 But they said, We will drink no wine: have obeyed the commandment of Jonfor Jonadab 'the son of Rechab our father | adab your father, and kept all his precommanded us, saying, Ye shall drink no cepts, and done according unto all that wine, neither ye, nor your sons for ever : |, he hath commanded you:
7 Neither shall se build house, nor sow 19 Therefore thus saith the LORD of seed, nor plant vineyard, nor have any : hosts, the God of Israel; Jonadab the son but all your days ye shall dwell in tents; l of Rechab shall not want a man to stand that ye may live many days in the land before me for ever. where ye be strangers.
CHAP. XXXVI. 8 Thus have we obeyed the voice of 1 Baruch writeth Jeremiah's prophecy. Jonadab the son of Rechab our father in 20 Jehoiakim burneth the roll. 27 His all that he hath charged us, to drink no I judgment. 32 Baruch writeth a new wine all our days, we, our wives, our | copy. sons, nor our daughters;
AND it came to pass in the fourth year 9 Nor to build houses for us to dwell i A of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king in : neither have we vineyard, nor field, of Judah, that this word came unto Jerenor seed:
miah from the LORD, saving, 10 But we have dwelt in tents, and 2 Take thee a roll of a book, and have obeyed, and done according to all write therein all the words that I have that Jonadab our father commanded us. spoken unto thee against Israel, and a
11 But it cameto pass, when Nebuchad-gainst Judah, and against all the nations, rezzar king of Babylon came up into the from the day I spake unto thee, from the land, that we said, Come, and let us go days of Josiah, even unto this day. to Jerusalem for fear of the army of the 3 It may be that the house of Judah Chaldeans, and for fear of the army of will hear all the evil which I purpose to the Syrians: so we dwell at Jerusalem. do unto them ; that they may return
12 | Then came the word of the LORD every man from his evil way; that I may unto Jeremiah, saying,
forgive their iniquity and their sin. 13 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the li Then Jeremiah called Baruch the God of Israel; Go and tell the men of son of Neriah : and Baruch wrote from Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, ll the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of Will ye not receive instruction to hearken the LORD, which he had spoken unto to my words ? saith the LORD.
him, upon a roll of a book. 14 The words of Jonadab the son of 5 And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, Rechab, that he commanded his sons not saying, I am shut up, I cannot go into to drink wine, are perforrred; for unto the house of the Lord : this day they drink none, but obey their 6 Therefore go thou and read in the father's commandment : notwithstand- roll, which thou hast written from my ing I have spoken unto you, rising early mouth, the words of the LORD in the
620 Jeremiah's profihecy. JEREMIAH. . Jehoiakim burneth it. ears of the people in the LORD's house il 19 Then said the princes unto Baruch, upon the fasting day: and also thou shalt | Go, hide thee, thou and Jeremiah ; and read them in the ears of all Judah that let no man know where ye be. come out of their cities. ' que
20 And they went in to the king in7 It may be they will present their sup- ll to the court, but they laid up the roll in plication before the LORD, and will return the chamber of Elishama the scribe, and every one from his evil way: for great is told all the words in the ears of the king. the anger and the fury that the LORD 21 So the king sent Jehudi to fetch the hath pronounced against this people. roll: and he took it out of Elishama the
8 And Baruch the son of Neriah did scribe's chamber. And Jehudi read it in according to all that Jeremiah the proph- the ears of the king, and in the ears of all et commanded him, reading in the book the princes which stood beside the king. the words of the LORD in the Lord's | 22 Now the king sat in the winterhouse.
| house in the ninth month : and there was 9 And it came to pass in the fifth year la fire on the hearth burning before him. of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of 23 And it came to pass, that when JeJudah, in the ninth month, that they | hudi had read three or four leaves, he proclaimed a fast before the LORD to all || cut it with the penknife, and cast it into the people in Jerusalem, and to all the the fire that was on the hearth, until all people that came from the cities of Ju- | the roll was consumed in the fire that dah unto Jerusalem.
was on the hearth. 10 Then read Baruch in the book the 24 Yet they were not afraid, nor rent words of Jeremiah in the house of the their garments, neither the king, nor any LORD, in the chamber of Gemariah the of his servants that heard all these words. son of Shaphan the scribe, in the higher Il 25 Nevertheless Elnathan and Decourt, at the entry of the new gate of lajah and Gemariah had made interces. the LORD's house, in the ears of all thesion to the king that he would not burn people.
the roll: but he would not hear them. 11 When Michaiah the son of Gema- \ 26 But the king commanded Jerahriah, the son of Shaphan, had heard out | meel the son of Hammelech, and Seraiah of the book all the words of the LORD, the son of Azriel, and Shelemiah the son
12 Then he went down into the king's of Abdeel, to take Baruch the scribe and house, into the scribe's chamber: and lo, Jeremiah the prophet: but the LORD all the princes sat there, even Elishama hid them. the scribe, and Delajah the son of She 27 1 Then the word of the LORD came maiah, and Elnathan the son of Achbor, \ to Jeremiah, after that the king had burnand Gemariah the son of Shaphan, and ed the roll, and the words which Baruch Zedekiah the son of Hananiah, and all wrote at the mouth of Jeremiah, saying, the princes.
28 Take thee again another roll, and 13 Then Michaial declared unto them write in it all the former words that all the words that he had heard, when were in the first roll, which Jehoiakim Baruch read the book in the ears of king of Judah hath burned. the people.
29 And thou shalt say to Jehoiakim 14 Therefore all the princes sent Je- | king of Judah, Thus saith the LORD; hudi the son of Nethaniah, the son of Thou hast burned this roll, saying, Why Shelemiah, the son of Cushi, unto Ba-hast thou written therein, saying, The ruch, saying, Take in thine hand the king of Babylon shall certainly come and roll wherein thou hast read in the ears | destroy this land, and shall cause to cease of the people, and come. So Baruch the || from thence man and beast? son of Neriah took the roll in his hand, 30 Therefore thus saith the LORD of and came unto them.
Jehoiakim king of Judah ; He shall have 15 And they said unto him, Sit down none to sit upon the throne of David : now, and read it in our ears. So Baruch and his dead body shall be cast out in read it in their ears.
the day to the heat, and in the night to 16 Now it came to pass when they had the frost. heard all the words, they were afraid | 31 And I will punish him and his both one and other, and said unto Ba | seed and his servants for their iniquity ; ruch, We will surely tell the king of all and I will bring upon them, and upon these words.
the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and upon 17 And they asked Baruch, saying, the men of Judah, all the evil that I Tell us now, How didst thou write ali have pronounced against them; but they these words at his mouth ?
hearkened not. 18 Then Baruch answered them, Hel 32 Then took Jeremiah another roll, pronounced all these words unto me l and gave it to Baruch the scribe, the son with his mouth, and I wrote them with of Neriah ; who wrote therein from the ink in the book.
mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the Siege of the Chaldeans raised. CHAP. XXXVIII. Jeremiah imprisoned. 621book which Jehoiakim king of Judah had || not away to the Chaldeans. But he hearkburned in the fire : and there were added | ened not to him : so Irijah took Jereinibesides unto them many like words. ah, and brought him to the princes CHAP. XXXVI,
15 Wherefore the princes were wroth 1 The Egyptians, having raised the Chal- with Jeremiah, and mote him, and put
dean's siege, Zedekiah sendeth to Jere- || him in prison in the house of Jonathan the miah; 6vho prophesieth the Chaldeans scribe : for they had made that the prison. return and victory. 11 He is beaten, 16 When Jeremiah was entered into and put in prison.
|| the dungeon, and into the cabins, and JereAND king Zelekiah the son of Josiah | miah had remained there many days; A reigned instead of Coniah the son of 17 Then Zedekiah the king sent, and Jehoiakim; whom Nebuchadrezzar king took him out, and the king asked him seof Babylon made king in the land of Ju cretly in his house, and said, Is there any dab.
word from the LORD? And Jeremiah said, 2 But neither he, nor his servants, nor There is : for, said he, thou shalt be dethe people of the land, did hearken unto livered into the hand of the king of Babylon. the words of the LORD, which he spake | 18 Moreover Jeremiah said unto king by the prophet Jeremiah.
Zedekiah, What have I offended against 3 And Zedekiah the king sent Jehu- thee, or against thy servants, or against cal the son of Shelemiah, and Zephaniah ! this people, that ye have put me in prison? the son of Maaseiah the priest to the 19 Where are now your prophets which prophet Jeremiah, saying, Pray now unto prophesied unto you, saying, The king the LORD our God for us.
of Babylon shall not come against you, nor .4 Now Jeremiah came in and went out ll against this land? among the people: for they had not put 1 20 Therefore hear now, I pray thee, O him into prison..
my lord the king: let my supplication, I 5 Then Pharaoh's army was come forth I pray thee, be accepted before thee; that out of Egypt: and when the Chaldeans thou cause me not to return to the house that besieged Jerusalem heard tidings of l of Jonathan the scribe, lest I die there. them, they departed from Jerusalem.. 21 Then Zedekiah the king command
6 Then came the word of the LORD ed that they should commit Jeremiah inunto the prophet Jeremiah, saying, to the court of the prison, and that they
7 Thus saith the LORD, the God of! should give him daily a piece of bread out Israel ; Thus shall ye say to the king of of the baker's street, until all the bread Judah, thateent you unto me to inquire of in the city were spent. Thus, Jeremiah me; Behold, Pharaoh's army, which is remained in the court of the prison. come forth to help you, shall return to E- ||
CHAP. XXXVIII. gypt into their own land.
1 Jeremiah is put into the dungeon. 7 *8 And the Chaldeans shall come again, | Ebed-melech getteth him some enlargeand fight against this city, and take it, I ment. 14 His counsel to the king. and burn it with fire.
THEN Shephatiah the son of Mattan. 9 Thus saith the Lord; Deceive not I and Gedaliah the son of Pashur, and yourselves, saving, The Chaldeans shall Jucal the son of Shelemjah, and Pashur surely depart from us: for they shall not the son of Malchiah, heard the words depart.
that Jeremiah had spoken unto all the io For though he had smitten the whole people, saying, army of the Chaldeans that fight against 2 Thus saith the LORD, He that re. you, and there remained but wounded | maineth in this city shall die by the sword, men among them, yet should they rise | by the famine, and by the pestilence: but up every man in his tent, and burn this he that goeth forth to the Chaldeans shall city with fire:
live; for he shall have his life for a prey, 11 | And it came to pass, that when and shall live. the army of the Chaldeans was broken 3 Thus saith the LORD, This city shall up from Jerusalem for fear of Pharaoh's surely be given into the hand of the king army,
of Babylon's army, which shall take it. 12 Then Jeremiah went forth out of 4 Therefore the princes said unto the Jerrysalem to go into the land of Benja king, We beseech thee, let this man be min, to separate himself thence in the put to death: for thus he weakeneth the midst of the people.
hands of the men of war that remain in 13 And when he was in the gate of this city, and the hands of all the people, Benjamin, a captain of the ward was in speaking such words unto them : for there, whose name was Irijah, the son of this man seeketh not the welfare of this Shelemiah, the son of Hananiah ; and he people, but the hurt. took Jeremiah the prophet, saying, Thou 5* Then Zedekiah the king said, Behold, fallest away to the Chaldeans.
he is in your hand : for the king is not 14 Then said Jeremiah, It is false; I fall | he that can do any thing against you.
622 Jeremiah's enlargement. JEREMIAH. This counsel to Zêde kiah.
6 Then took they Jeremiah, and cast 11" 19 And Zedekiah the king said unto him into the dungeon of Malchiah the Jeremiah, I am afraid of the Jews that are son of Hammelech, that was in the court fallen to the Chaldeans, lest they deliver of the prison : and they let down Jere- me into their hand, and they mock me. miah with cords. And in the dungeon 20 But Jeremiah said, They shall not there was no water, but mire : so Jere- deliver thee. Obey, I beseech thee, the miah sunk in the mire.
voice of the Lord, which I speak unto 7 Now when Ebed-melech the Ethi- thee: so it shall be well unto thee, and opian, one of the eunuchs which was in thy soul shail live. the king's house, heard that they had 21 But if thou refuse to go forth, this is put Jeremiah in the dungeon ; the king the word that the Lord hath shewed me: then sitting in the gate of Benjamin; 1 22 And behold, all the women that
8 Ebed-melech went forth out of the are left in the king of Judah's house king's house, and spake to the king, saying, | shall be brought forth to the king of Bab
9 My lord the king, these men have | ylon's princes, and those women shall say, done evil in all that they have done to i Thy friends have set thee on, and have Jeremiah the prophet, whom they have prevailed against thee: thy feet are sunk in cast into the dungeon; and he is like to the mire, and they are turned away back. die for hunger in the place where he is: 1 23 So they shall bring out all thy wives for there is no more bread in the city. and thy children to the Chaldeans: and
10 Then the king commanded Ebed thou shalt not escape out of their hand, melech the Ethiopian, saying, Take from but shalt be taken by the hand of the hence thirty men with thee, and take up king of Babylon : and thou shalt cause Jeremiah the prophet out of the dungeon, this city to be burned with fire.. before he die.
24 f Then said Zedekiah unto Jeremi11 So Ebed-melech took the men with ah, Let no man know of these words, and him, and went into the house of the king thou shalt not die.
25 But if the princes hear that I have cast clouts and old rotten rags, and let talked with thee, and they come unto them down by cords into the dungeon to thee, and say unto thee, Declare unto us Jeremiah.
now what thou hast said unto the king, 12 And Ebed-melech the Ethiopian | hide it not froin us, and we will not put said unto Jeremiah, Put now these old cast thee to death ; also what the king said clouts and rotten rags under thine arm unto thee: holes under the cords. And Jeremiah did 1 26 Then thou shalt say unto them, I
presented my supplication before the king, 13 So they drew up Jeremiah with cords, that he would not cause me to return to and took him up out of the dungeon: and Je- Jonathan's house, to die there. remiah remained in the court of the prison. 27 Then came all the princes unto Jer
14 T Then Zedekiah the king sent, emiah, and asked him; and he told theni and took Jeremiah the prophet uito him according to all these words that the king into the third entry that is in the house | had commanded. So they left off speakof the LORD : and the king said unto ing with him ; for the matter was not Jeremiah, I will ask thee a thing ; hide i perceived. nothing from me.
28 So Jeremiah abode in the court of 15 Then Jeremiah said unto Zedekiah, the prison until the day that Jerusalem If I declare it into thee, wilt thou not was taken: and he was there when Jerusurely put me to death ? and if I give thee salem was taken. counsel, wilt thou not hearken unto me?
CHAP. XXXIX. 16 So Zedekiah the king sware secretly 9 1 Jerusalem is taken. 7 Zedekiah is made unto Jeremiah, saying, As the Lord live blind, and sent to Babylon. 8 The city eth, that made us this soul, I will not put ruined. 9 The people are captivated. thee to death, neither will I give thee into IN the ninth year of Zedekiah king of the hand of these men that seek thy life. Judah, in the tenth month, came Neb
17 Then said Jeremiah unto Zedekiah, | uchadrezzar king of Babylon and all his Thus saith the Lord, the God of hosts, 1 army against Jerusalem, and they bethe God of Israel ; If thou wilt assuredly sieged it. go forth unto the king of Babylon's prin | And in the eleventh year of Zelleces, then thy soul shall live, and this city i kiah, in the fourth month, the ninth day shall not be burned with fire ; and thou | of the month, the city was broken up. shalt live, and thine house :
3 And all the princes of the king of 18 But if thou wilt not go forth to the Babylon came in, and sat in the middle king of Babylon's princes, then shall this gate, even Nergal-sharezer, Samgar-necity be given into the hand of the Chalde- | bo, Sarsechim, Rab-saris, Nergal-shareans, and they shall burn it with fire, and zer, Rab-mag, with all the residue of the thou shalt not escape out of their hand. princes of the king of Babylon.
Zedekiah is sent to Babylon. CHAP. XL. Jeremiah goeth to Gedaliah. 623
4 F And it came to pass, that when I 18 For I will surely deliver thee, and Zedekiah the king of Judah saw them, I thou shalt not fall by the sword, but thy and all the men of war, then they fled, life shall be for a prey unto thee; because and went forth out of the city by night, li thou hast put thy trust in me, saith the by the way of the king's garden, by the LORD. gate betwixt the two walls, and he went
CHAP. XL. out the way of the plain.
1 Jeremiahbeing set free by Nebuzar-adan 5 But the Chaldeans army pursued af | goeth to Gedaliah. 7 The dispersed Jews ter them, and overtook Zedekial in the repair to him. 13 Ishmael's consfiracy. plains of Jericho : and when they had! THE word which came to Jeremiah taken him, they brought him up to Nebi 1 from the Lord, after that Nebuzaruchadnezzar king of Babylon to Kiblah adan the captain of the guard had let him in the land of Hamath, where he gave go from Ramah, when he had taken him judgment upon him.
being bound in chains among all that 6 Then the king of Babylon slew the were carried away captive of Jerusalem sons of Zedekiah in Riblah before his | and Judah, which were carried away capeyes : also the king of Babylon slew all tive unto Babylon. the nobles of Judah.
2 And the captain of the guard took 7 Moreover he put out Zedekiah's | Jeremiah, and said unto him, The Lord eyes, and bound him with chains, to thy God hath proncunced this evil upon carry him to Babylon.
this place. 8 | And the Chaldeans burned the 3 Now the LORD hath brought it, and king's house, and the houses of the peo- | done according as he hath said: because ple, with fire, and brake down the walls ye have sinned against the LORD, and of Jerusalem.
have not obeyed his voice, therefore this 9 Then Nebuzar-adan the captain thing is come upon you. of the guard carried away captive into 4 And no:v, behold, I loose thee this Babylon the remnant of the people that day from the chains which were upon remained in the city, and those that fell i thine hand. If it seem good unto thee to away, that fell to him, with the rest of come with me into Babylon, come ; and the people that remained.
I will look well unto thee : but if it seem 10 But Nebuzar-adan the captain of ill unto thee to come with me into Babythe guard left of the poor of the people, lon, forbear : behold, all the land is bewhich had nothing, in the land of Judah, fore thee: whither it seemeth good and and gave them vineyards and fields at the convenient for thee to go, thither go. . same time.
5 Now while he was not yet gone back, 11 Now Nebuchadrezzar king of Bab- he said, Go back also to Gedaliah the son ylon gave charge concerning Jeremiah of Ahikam the son of Shaphan, whom the to Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard, || king of Babylon hath made governor saying,
over the cities of Judah, and dwell with 12 Take him, and look well to him, !| him among the people : or go wheresoand do him no harm ; but do unto him ever it seemeth convenient unto thec ta even as he shall say unto thee,
go. So the captain of the guard gave him 13 So Nebuzar-adan the captain of the 1 victuals and a reward, and let him go.. guard sent, and Nebushasban, Rab-saris, 6 Then went Jeremiah unto Gedaliah and Nergal-sharezer, Rab-mag, and all the son of Ahikam to Mizpah ; and dwelt the king of Babylon's princes ;
with him among the people that were 14 Even they sent, and took Jeremiah | left in the land. out of the court of the prison, and com 7 Now when all the captains of the mitted him unto Gedaliah the son of Ahi forces which were in the fields, even they kam the son of Shaphan, that he should and their men, heard that the king of carry bim home : so he dwelt among Babylon had made Gedaliath the son of the people.
Ahikam governor in the land, and had 15 Now the word of the LORD came committed unto him men, and women, unto Jeremiah, while he was shut up in | and children, and of the poor of the land, the court of the prison, saying,
of them that were not carried away cap16 Go and speak to Ebed-melech the tive to Babylon; Ethiopian, saying, Tbus saith the LORD 18 Then they came to Gedaljih to Mizof hosts, the God of Israel ; Behold, I will | pah, even Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, bring my words upon this citv for evil, and Johanan and Jonathan the sons of and not for good; and they shall be ac- | Kareah, and Seraish the son of Tanhucomplished in that day before thee. mern, and the son of Ephaithe Netoph
17 But I will deliver thee in that day, athite, and Jezani h the son of a Maachasaith the LORD: and thou shalt not be thire, they and their men. given into the hand of the men of whom 9 And Gedaliah the son of Ahkam the son thou art afraid.
of Shaphan sware unto them and to their