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47 Therefore, behold, the. days come, that "I will tdo judgment upon the graven images of Babylon: and her whole land shall

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ed with tire; and Bthc people shall labour in vain, and the folk in the fire, and they shall be weary.

59 "j The word which Jeremiah the. prophet commanded Seraiah

be confounded, and all her slain the son of Neriah, the son of

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shall fall in the midst of her.
48 Then "the heaven and the
earth, and all that is therein,
shall sing for Babylon: bfor the
spoilers shall come unto her
from the north, saith the Loud.
40 I As Babylon hath caused the
slain of Israel to fall, so at Bah-
vlon shall fall the slain of all
1 the earth.

50 cYe that have escaped the sword, go away, stand not still: remember the Loud afar off, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.

51 'Wc are confounded, because we have heard reproach: shame hath covered our faces; for strangers are come into the sanctuaries of the Lokd'r house.

52 Wherefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lokd, ethat I will do judgment upon her graven images: and through all her land the wounded shall groan.

53 'Though Babylon should mount up to heaven, and though she should fortify the height of her strength, yet from me shall spoilers come unto her, saith the Lokd.

54 f A sound of a cry eomrth from Babylon, and great destruction irom the land of the Chaldeans:

55 Because the Loud hath spoiled Babylon, and destroyed out of her the great voice; when her waves do roar like great waters, a noise of their voice is uttered:

50 Because the spoiler is come upon her, errn upon Babylon, and her mighty men are taken, every one (if their bows is broken: h for the Loud God of recompenses shall surely requite.

57 'And I will make drunk her princes, and her wise tnen, her captains, and her rulers, and her mighty men: and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith kthe King, whose i name is The Lord of hosts.

58 Thus saith the Lokd of; hosts; 1'The broad walls of Bab- i

Iox41- '.vl"n pll!U.1 1)6 uMi'rty 'broken,' made faked, and her high gates shall be burn- \

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Maaseiah, when he went I with Zedekiah the king of Judah into Babylon in the fourth year of his reign. And this Seraiah was a 1 quiet prince.

60 So Jeremiah wrote In a book all the evil that should come upon Babylon, even all these words that are written against Babylon.

01 And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When thou comest to Babylon, and shalt see, and shalt read all these words;

62 Then shalt thou say, O Lord, thou hast spoken against this place, to cut it off, that "none shall remain in it, neither man nor beast, but that it shall be t desolate for ever.

03 And it shall be, when thou hast made an end of reading this book, "that thou shalt bind a stone to it, and cast it into the midst of Euphrates:

64 And thou shalt say, Tims shall Babylon sink, and shall not rise from the evil that I will bring upon her: P and they shall be weary. Thus far are the words of Jeremiah.

CHAPTER LIT

1 Zertckinh relrrUcth. 4 Jfrvnalem ifbenifqed and taken. H Zedfk-itth's ton* killed, and liis ntnt (ilex put out, 12 Xebttzar-adaii bttrncth ami spoil* th the citli. 24 lie carrietli Herein the rajitifcs. 31 Mril-merodach adrnnceth Jihoiorhin.

ZEDEKIAH teas "one and twenty years old when he t began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And bis mother's name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.

2 And he did that vhirh was evil in the eyes of the Lord, according to all that Jehoiakiin had done.

3 For through the anger of the Lord it came to pass til Jerusalem and Judah; till he had cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.

4 1| And it "came to pass in the b ninth year of his reign, in the tenth mouth, iu the tenth day of

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Jerusalem besieged.

JEREMIAH.

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| the month, that Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came, he and all his army, against Jerusalem, and pitched against it, and built forts

! against it, round about.

| 5 So the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah.

, (i And in the fourth month, in | the ninth day of the month, the i famine was sore in the eity, so that there was no bread for the I people of the land, j 7 Then the city was broken up, I and all the men of war fled, and went forth out of the city by night by the way of the gate between the two walls, which wax by the king's garden; (now the Chaldeans mere by the city round about:) and they went by the way of the plain. 8 1 But the army of the Chaldeans pursued after the king, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho; and all his army was scattered from him. !) 'Then they took the king, and carried him up unto the king of Babylon to Kiblah in the land of Humuth; where he gave judgment upon him. 10 And the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes: he slew also all the

! princes of Judah in Kiblah. l 11 Then he tput out the eyes of I Zedekiah; and the king of Baby| Ion bound him in II chains, and j carried him to Babylon, and put I him in tprison till the day of his death.

1:3 H "Now in the fifth month, in the tenth day of the month, f which mm the nineteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, 5 came Nebuzar-adan, St captain of the guard, which tserved the king of Babylon, into Jerusalem,

V-i And burned the house of the ! Lord, and the king's house; I and all the houses of Jerusalem, and all the houses of the great men, burned he with fire: | 14 And all the army of the Chaldeans, that were with the captain i of the guard, brake down all the , walls of Jerusalem round about, j 15 "Then Nebuzar-adan the eap'tain of the guard carried away captive certain of the poor of the people, and the residue of the people that remained in the city,

and those that fell away, that fell to the king of Babylon, and the rest of the multitude. 10 But Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard left certain of the poor of the land for vinedressers and for husbandmen.

17 'Also the kpillars of brass that were in the house of the Lord, and the bases, and the brazen sea that was in the house of the Lord, the Chaldeans brake, and carried all the brass of them to Babylon.

18 'The caldrons also, and the II shovels, and the snuffers, and the I bowls, and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass wherewith they ministered, took they away.

It) And the basins, and the I firepans, and the bowls, and the caldrons, and the candlesticks, and the spoons, and the cups; that which was of gold in gold, and that which was of silver in silver, took the captain of the guard away.

20 The two pillars, one sea, and twelve brazen bulls that were under the bases, which king Solomon had made in the house of the Lord: mtthe brass of all these vessels was without weight.

21 And concern ina the "pillars, the height of one pillar was eighteen cubits; and if tfillet of twelve cubits did compass it; and the thickness thereof was four fingers: it was hollow.

22 And a chapiter of brass was upon it; and the height of one chapiter Mi* five cubits, with network and pomegranates upon the chapiters round about, all of \ brass. The second pillar also and the pomegranates were like' unto these.

23 And there were ninety and i six pomegranates on a side; and "all the pomegranates upon the network were a hundred round about.

24 U And Pthe captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, i and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keep- j ers of the tdoor:

25 He took also out of the city j a eunuch, which had the charge of the men of war; and seven I men of them that twere near the king's person, which were found 1 in the city; and the I principal

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scribe of the host, who mustered i carried away captive of the Jews
the people of the land; and i seven hundred forty and five
threescore men of the people of I persons: all the persons were
the land, that were found in the | four thousand and six hundred,
midst of the city. 31 *| "And it came to pass in

26 So Nehuzar-adan the captain ' the seven and thirtieth year of
of the guard took them, and j the captivity of Jchoiachiii king
brought them to the king of | of Judah, in the twelfth month,
Babylon to Rihlnh. In the five and twentieth day of

27 And the king of Babylon ' the month, that Evil-merodach
smote them, and put them to I king of Babylon, in Uiejlrnl year

| death in Rihlnh in the land of | of his reign, Flitted up the head
Hamath. Thus Judah was car-; of Jehoiachin king of Judah,

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ried away captive out of his own
land.

28 rThis is the people whom
Nebuchadrezzar carried away
captive: in the seventh year
three thousand Jews and three
and twenty

and brought him forth out ot
prison,

33 And spake tkindly unto
him, and set his throne above
the throne of the kings that were
with him in Babylon,
33 And changed his prison garb

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2!) "In the eighteenth year of ments: 'and he did continually

Nebuchadrezzar he carried away i captive from Jerusalem eight tHeb.w<. hundred thirty and two tper!sons:

! 80 In the three, and twentieth
year of Nebuchadrezzar, Nebu-

eat bread before him all the clays
of his life.

34 And for his diet, there was a
continual diet given him of the
king of Babylon, t every day a
portion until the day of his

zar-adan the captain of the guard ; death, all the days of his life

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the matter
of the day
In hit day.

The

LAMENTATIONS OF JEREMIAH.

Before CHAPTER I.

CHRIST 1 The miternhle eftatr of Jerutntem by renabout 588. I ton of her sui. Y2 Shi1 cowjihmtt th of her

griff. IK oml coiU'esseth Coif* judgment

I to be righteous.

HOW doth the city sit sol-
itary, that was full of peo-
ple! *how is she become as a
widow! she that wax great among
the nations, and bprinccss among
the provinces, how is she become
tributary!

2 She cweepcth sore in the
J night, and her tears are on her
cheeks: among all her lovers
'she hath none to comfort ?ttr:
all her friends have dealt t reach-
erously with her, they are be-
come her enemies.

3 e Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction, and t because of great servitude: h she dwelleth among the heathen, she findeth no rest: all her persecutors overtook her between

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4 The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn feasts: all her gates are desolate: her priests sigh, her virgins are afflicted, and she let in bitterness.

5 Her adversaries 'are the chief,
her enemies prosper; for the
Lord hath afflicted her kfor the
multitude of her transgressions: |
her 1 children are gone into cap-
tivity before the enemy.

6 And from the daughter of
Zion all her beauty is departed:
her princes are become like
harts that find no pasture, and
they are gone without strength .
before the pursuer.
7 Jerusalem remembered in the
days of her affliction and of her
i miseries all her I pleasant things
| that she had in the days of old,
when her people fell into the
\ hand of the enemy, and none did I,
I help her: the adversaries saw |

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LAMENTATIONS.

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her, and did mock at lier sabbaths.

8 "Jerusalem hath grievously sinned; therefore she tis removed: all that honoured her despise her, because "they have seen her nakedness: yea, she sigheth, and turneth backward.

9 Her lilthiness is in her skirts; she °remembereth not her last end; therefore she came down wonderfully: Pshe had no comforter. 0 Lord, behold my affliction: for the enemy hath magnified himself.

10 The adversary hath spread out his hand upon lull her I pleasant things: for she hath seen that rthe heathen entered into her sanctuary, whom thou didst command that "they should not enter into thy congregation.

11 All her people sigh, 1 they seek bread; they have given their pleasant things for meat I to relieve the soul: see, O Loun, and consider; for I am become vile.

12 t 1 Is it nothing to you, all ye that tpass by? behold, and see uif there be any sorrow like unto my Borrow, which is done unto ine, wherewith the Lord hath afflicted me in the day of his tierce anger.

13 From above hath he sent fire into my bones, and it prevaileth against them: he hath "spread a net for my feet, he hath turned me back: he hath made me desolate and faint all the day.

14 yThe yoke of my transgressions is bound by his hand: they are wreathed, and come up upon my neck: he hath made my strength to fall, the Lord hath delivered me into tJnir hands, from whom I am not able to rise up.

15 The Lord hath trodden under foot all my mighty men in the midst of me: he hath called an assembly against me to crush my young men: 'the Lord hath trodden I the virgin, the daughter of Judith, as in a winepress.

10 For these things I weep; amine eye, mine eye runneth down with water, because Dthe comforter that should t relieve my soul is far from me: my children are desolate, because the enemy prevailed.

17 cZion spreadeth forth her

hands, and d there is none to comfort her: the Lord hath commanded concerning Jacob, that his adversaries should be round about him: Jerusalem is as a meustruous woman among them.

18 H The Lord is "righteous; for I have 'rebelled against his t commandment: hear, I pray you, all people, and behold my sorrow: my virgins and my young men are gone into captivity.

19 I called for my lovers, but ethey deceived me: my priests and "mine elders gave up the ghost in the city, h while they sought their meat to relieve their souls.

20 Behold, 0 Lord; for I am in

distress: my 'bowels are troubled; mine heart is turned within me; for I have grievously rebelled: kabroad the sword bercaveth, at home there is as death.

21 They have heard that I sigh; 1 there is none to comfort me: all mine enemies have heard of my trouble; they are glad that thou hast done it: thou wilt bring mthe day that thou hast I called, and they shall be like unto me.

22 "Let. all their wickedness come before thee; and do unto them, as thou hast done unto me for all my transgressions: for my sighs are man}-, and "my heart is faint.

CHAPTER II.

1 Jeremiah tamentrth the vri*t'rnofJenisalem. 20 lie compla'mtth thereqt'to Hod.

TTOW hath the Lord covered ■ Xl the daughter of Zion with I a cloud in his anger, *aml cast 1 down from heaven unto tin: earth Mhc beauty of Israel, and' remembered not chia footstool I iu the day of his anger! 3 The Lord hath swallowed up I all the habitations of Jacob, dand I hath not pitied: he hath thrown I down in his wrath the strong 1 holds of the daughter of Judah;! he hath tbrought them down to I the ground: e he hath polluted I the kingdom and the princes j thereof.

3 He hath cut off in his fierce' anger all the horn of Israel: f he hath drawn back his right hand from before the enemy, eand he burned against Jacob like a naming tire, which devoureth round ! about.

I Before CHRIST | about 588.

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4 nIIe hath bent his bow like an enemy: he stood with his right hand as an adversary, and slew 11 all that were pleasant to the eye in the tabernacle of the daughter of Zion: he poured out his fury like tire.

5 kThc Lord was as an enemy: | he hath swallowed up Israel,

'he hath swallowed up all her palaces: he hath destroyed his strongholds, and hath increased in the daughter of Judah mourning and lamentation.

6 And he hath violently "taken away his I tabernacle, "as if it were of a garden; he hath destroyed his places of the assembly: "the Loud hath caused the solemn feasts and sabbaths to be forgotten in Zion, and hath despised in the indignation of his anger the king and the priest.

7 The Lord hath cast off his altar, he hath abhorred his sanc

| tuary, he hath tgiven up into I the hand of the enemy the walls j of her palaces; Pthey have made a noise in the house bf the Lord, as in the day of a solemn feast.

8 The Loud bath purposed to destroy the wall of the daughter of Zion: the hath stretched out a line, he hath not withdrawn bis hand from t destroying: therefore he made the rampart and the wall to lament; they languished together.

9 Her gates are sunk into the ground; he hath destroyed and 'broken her bars: 'her king and her princes are among the Gentiles: 'the law in no more; her "prophets also rind no vision from the Lord.

10 The elders of the daughter of Zion "sit upon the ground, and keep silence: they have )' cast up dust upon their heads; they have '-girded themselves with sackcloth: the virgins of Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground.

11 aMine eyes do fail with tears, bmy bowels are troubled, cmy liver is poured upon the earth, for the destruction of the daughter of my people; because dthe children and the sucklings Iswoon in the streets of the city.

13 They say to their mothers, Where M corn and wine? when they swooned as the wounded in the streets of the city, when

their soul was poured out into their mothers' bosom.

13 What thing shall I take to witness for thee? "what thing shall 1 liken to thee, O daughter of Jerusalem? what shall I equal to thee, that I may comfort thee,

0 virgin daughter of Zion? for thy breach in great like the sea: who can heal thee?

14 Thy • prophets have seen vain and foolish things for thee: and they have not * discovered thine iniquity, to torn away thy captivity; but have seen for thee false burdens and causes of banishment.

15 "All that pass tby 'clap their hands at thee; they hiss kand wag their head at the daughter of Jerusalem, Haying, Ix this the city that men call 'The perfection of beauty, The joy of the whole earth?

16 m All thine enemies have opened their mouth against thee: they hiss and gnash the teeth: they say, "We have swallowed Iter up: certainly this is the day that we looked for; we have found,0 we have seen it.

17 The Lord hath done that which he had f devised; he hath fullilled his word that he had commanded in the days of old:

1 he hath thrown down, and hath not pitied: and he hath caused thine enemy to r rejoice over thee, he hath set up the horn of thine adversaries.

18 Their heart cried unto the Lord, O "wall of the daughter of Zion, 'let tears run down like a river day and night: give thyself no rest; let not the apple of thine eye cease.

l'J Arise, "cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches 1 pour out thine heart like water before the face of the Lord: lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young children, vthat faint for hunger ■in the top of cverv street.

20 H Behold, 0 Lord, and consider to whom thou hast done this. »Shall the women eat their fruit, and children I of a span long? "shall the priest and the prophet be slain in the sanctuary of the Lord?

21 «The young and the old lie on the ground in the streets: my virgins and my young men are

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