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6 Wherefore my Fury and mine Anger was poured forth, and was kindled in the Cities of Judah, and in the Streets of Jerusalem, and they are wasted and desolate, as at this Day.
7 Therefore now, thus faith the LORD, the God of Hosts, the God of Israel, Wherefore commit ye this great Evil against your Souls, to cut off from you Man and Woman, Child and Suckling out of Judah, to leave you none to remain ;
8 In that ye provoke me unto Wrath with the WORKS of your Hands, burning Incense unto other Gods in the Land of Egypt, whither ye be gone to dwell, that ye might cut your selves off, and that ye might be a Curse, and a REPROACH among all the Nations of the Earth?
9 Have ye forgotten the WICKEDness of your Fathers, and the Wickedness of the Kings of Judah, and the Wickedness of their Wives, and your own Wickedness, and the Wickedness of your Wives which they have committed in the Land of Judah, and in the Streets of Jerusalem ?
10 They are not humbled even unto this Day, neither have they feared nor walked in my Law, nor in my Statutes that I set before you, and before your Fathers.
11 Therefore thus faith the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, Behold, I will set my Face against you for Evil, and to cut off all Judah.
12 And I will take the Remnant of Judah that have set their Faces to go into the Land of Egypt to sojourn there, and they shall be consumed, and fall in the Land of Egypt: they shall.even be consumed by the Sword, and by the Famine: they shall die, from the least even unto the greatest, by the Sword, and by the Famine: and they shall be an Execration, and an Aftonishment, and a Curse, and a Re. proach.
13 For I will punish them that dwell in the Land of Egypt, as I have punished Jerusalem, by the Sword, by the Famine, and by the Pestilence.
14 So that none of the Remnant of Judah, which are gone into the Land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall escape or remain, that they should return into the Land of Judah, to the which they have a Desire to return to dwell there, for none shall return but such as shall escape.
15 Then all the Men which knew that their Wives had burnt Incense unto other Gods, and all the Women that stood by, a great Multitude, even all the People that dwell
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in the Land of Egypt in Pathros, answered Jeremiah, saying,
16 As for the Word that thou hast spoken to us in the Name of the Lord, we will not hearken unto thee.
17 But we will certainly do whatsoever Thing goeth forth out of our own Mouth, to burn Incense unto the Queen of Heaven, and to pour out drink Offrings unto her, as we have done, we and our Fathers, our Kings and our Princes, in the Cities of Judah, and in the Streets of Jerusalem : for then had we plenty of Victwals, and were well, and saw no Evil.
18 But since we have left off to burn Incense to the Queen of Heaven, and to pour out drink Offerings unto her, we have wanted all Things, and have been consumed by the Sword, and by the Famine.
19. And when we burnt Incense to the Queen of Heaven, and poured out drink Offerings unto her, did we make her Cakes to worship her, and pour out drink Offerings unto her without our Men?
20 Then Jeremiah said unto all the People, to the Men, and to the Women, and to all the People which had given him that Answer, saying,
21 The Incense that ye burnt in the Cities of Judah, and in the Streets of Jerusalem, ye, and your Fathers, your Kings, and your Princes, and the People of the Land, did not the Lord remember them, and came it not into his Mind?
22 So that the LORD could no longer bear, because of the Evil of your Doings, and because of the Abominations which ye have committed: therefore is your Land a Desolation, and an Astonishment, and a Curse without an Inhabitant, as at this Day.
23 Because ye have burnt Incense, and because ye have finned against the LORD, and have not obeyed the Voice of the Lord, nor walked in his Law, nor in his Statutes, nor in his Testimonies: therefore this Evil is happened unto you, as at this Day.
24 Moreover, Jeremiah said unto all the People, and to all the Women, Hear the Word of the Lord, all Judah that are in the Land of Egypt.
25 Thus faith the LORD of Hofts, the God of Israel, Sising, Ye and your Wives have both spoken with your Nivuilis, and fulblled with your Hand, iaving, We will Turely perform our l'ous that we have vowed, to burn In
cenfe to the Queen of Heaven, and to pour out drink Offerings unto her: yé will surely accomplish your Vows, and surely perform your Vows.
26 Therefore hear ye the Word of the LORD, all Judah that dwell in the Land of Egypt, Behold, I have sworn by my Great Name, faith the LORD, that my Name shall no more be named in the Mouth of any Man of Judah, in all the Land of Egypt, saying, The LORD God liveth.
27 Behold, I will watch over them for Evil, and not for Good, and all the Men of Judah, that are in the Land of Egypt shall be consumed by the Sword, and by the Famine, until there be an End of them.
28 Yet a small Number that escape the Sword, fhall return out of the Land of Egypt into the Land of Judah ; and all the Remnant of Judah that are gone into the Land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall know whose Words shall stand, mine or theirs.
29 And this shall be a Sign unto you, faith 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 faith the LORD, Behold, I will give Pharaohhophra 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 the King of Babylon his Enemy, and that sought his Life.
CHA P. XLV. 1 Baruch being dismayed, 4 Jeremiah instructeth and com
Vor. THE Word that Jeremiah the Prophet spake unto
1 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 faith the LORD, the God of Israel unto thee, O Baruch,
3. Thou didst say, Wo is me now, for ihe Lord hath added Grief to my Sorrow, I fainted in my Sighing, and I find no Reit.
4. Thus shalt thou say unto him, The Lord faith tous, Echold, that which I have built will I brcak down, and that
which I have planted, I will pluck up, even this whole Land.
5 And seekest thou GREAT THINGS FOR thy self? Seek them not. For behold, I will bring Evil upon all Flesh, faith the LORD: but thy LIFE will I give unto thee for a Prey in all Places whither thou goest.
CHA P. XLVI. i Feremiah prophesieth the Overthrow of Pharaoh's Army. 13 "The Conquest of Egypt by Nebuchadnezzar. 27 Jacob com
forted in their Chastisement. Ver. 28 TEAR thou not, O Jacob my Servant, faith the
T 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 make a FULL End of thee, but CORRECT thee in Measure, yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished.
CHA P. XLVII.
CH A P. XLVIII. 1 The Judgment of Moab, 7 For their Pride. For their
Security. 14 For their Carnal Confidence, 26 And for their Contempt of God and his people. 47 The Restauration of Moab.
CHA P. XLIX. i The Judgment of the Ammonites. 7 Of Edom. 23 Of Da. mascus. 28 Of Kedar. 30 Of Hazor, 34 And of Elam.
TT is conceived, it may not be improper to insert in this
Place the Story of the Jews, during their Captivity in Babylon, as it is related in the Book of Daniel.
Of the Book of D A N I E L, So far as relates to what befel the Jews
after their Captivity to Babylon. The Conquest of Babylon by the Persians, and the
Decree of Cyrus for rebuilding the Temple.
CH A P. I. 1 Jehoiakim's Captivity. 3 Alpenaz taketh Daniel, Hana.
niah, Mishael and Azariah. 8 They refusing the King's Portion, do prosper with Pulse and Water. 17 Their Excel
lency in Wisdom. Ver. 1 V N the third Year of the Reign of Jehoia
kim King of Judah, came Nebuchadnezzar King of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it.