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have been an arm to the children of Lot.
5 For they have consulted together with one consent: Heb. heart, they are confederate against thee :
6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;
7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek ; the Philistines with
the inhabitants of Tyre; + Heb. they 8 Assur also is joined with them : + they have holpen the
children of Lot. Selah.
9 Do unto them as unto the * Midianites; as to y Sisera, x Judg. vii.
as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison : y Judg. iv. 15,
10 Which perished at En-dor : they became as dung for
the earth. z Judg. Vli. 25,
11 Make their nobles like · Oreb, and like Zeeb : yea, all a Judg., vlil their princes as a Zebah, and as Zalmunna :
12 Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses of God in possession.
13 O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.
14 As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire ;
15 So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.
16 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O LORD.
17 Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish :
18 That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth,
1 The prophet, calling for justice, complaineth of tyranny and impiety. 8 He
teacheth God's providence. 12 He sheweth the blessedness of affliction. 16 God is the defender of the afflicted.
Heb. God of Tevenges.
1 0 LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth; 0 God, Het shine to whom vengeance belongeth, & shew thyself forth.
2 Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth : render a reward to the proud.
3 LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?
4 How long shall they utter and speak hard things ? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves ?
5 They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict thine heritage.
6 They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.
Prov. xx. 12.
7 Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall A.C.588.
b Ps. x. 11, 13.
shall he not see?
11 The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they d 1 Cor. ii. 20.
12 Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law;
13 That thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked.
14 For the Lord will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.
15 But judgment shall return unto righteousness : and all the upright in heart * shall follow it.
16 Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who
17 Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had tal- + Or, quickly.
19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy com-
20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law ?
21 They gather themselves together against the sou of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.
22 But the Lord is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.
23 And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the LORD our God shall cut them off.
* Heb, shall be after it,
held me up
2 KINGS XXIV. VER. 17, TO THE END.
18 ? Zedekiah was twenty and one years old when he began to reign, and he f Jer. lii. I.
19 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all
20 For through the anger of the LORD it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, until he had cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.
g 2 Kings 4 g And it came to pass in the 8 ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month,
in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came,
JEREMIAH XXXIX. VER. 2 & 4-10.
2 And in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, the ninth day of the month, the city was broken up.
4 1 And it came to pass, that when Zedekiah the king of Judah saw them, and all the men of war, then they fled, and went forth out of the city by night, by the way of the king's garden, by the gate betwixt the two walls : and be went out the way of the plain.
5 But the Chaldeans' army pursued after them, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho: and when they had taken him, they brought him up to Ne
buchadnezzar king of Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath, where he Heb. spake
gave judgment upon him. with him judg
6 Then the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah in Riblah before his
eyes : also the king of Babylon slew all the nobles of Judah. + Heb. with 7 Moreover he put out Zedekiah's eyes, and bound him with chains, to two brasen chains, or,
carry him to Babylon. fetters. 8 | And the Chaldeans burned the king's house, and the houses of the people,
with fire, and brake down the walls of Jerusalem. 1 Or, chief 9 Then Nebuzar-adan the 1 s captain of the guard carried away captive Heb. chies
into Babylon the remnant of the people that remained in the city, and those of the execu.
that fell away, that fell to him, with the rest of the people that remained. tioners, or, slaughter men: And so
2 KINGS XXV. VER. 3—22. ver. 10, 11,
3 And on the ninth day of the h fourth month the famine prevailed in the city, and there was no bread for the people of the land.
4 And the city was broken up, and all the men of war fled by night by the way of the gate between two walls, which is by the king's garden : (now the Chaldees were against the city round about :) and the king went the way toward the plain.
5 And the army of the Chaldees pursued after the king, and overtook him in the plains of Jericho: and all his army were scattered from him.
6 So they took the king, and brought him up to the king of Babylon to Riba ! Heb. spake lah ; and they II gave judgment upon him. judgment with
7 And they slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and put out the Heb. made eyes of Zedekiah, and bound him with fetters of brass, and carried him to Ba
8 And in the fifth month, on the seventh day of the month, which is the
nineteenth year of king Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, came Nebuzar-adan, + Or, chief captain of the guard, a servant of the king of Babylon, unto Jerusalem:
9 And he burnt the house of the LORD, and the king's house, and all the houses of Jerusalem, and every great man's house burnt he with fire.
10 And all the army of the Chaldees, that were with the captain of the guard, brake down the walls of Jerusalem round about.
Jer. xxvii, 22,
11 Now the rest of the people that were left in the city, and the * fugitives A.C. 588. that fell away to the king of Babylon, with the remnant of the multitude, did
* Heb. fallen Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard carry away.
12 But the captain of the guard left of the poor of the land to be vinedressers and husbandmen.
13 And i the pillars of brass that were in the house of the LORD, and the ich. xx. 17. bases, and the brasen sea that was in the bouse of the Lord, did the Chaldees break in pieces, and carried the brass of them to Babylon.
14 And the pots, and the shovels, and the snuffers, and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass wherewith they ministered, took they away.
15 And the firepans, and the bowls, and such things as were of gold, in gold, and of silver, in silver, the captain of the guard took away.
16 The two pillars, fone sea, and the bases which Solomon had made for the + Heb. the one house of the Lord; the brass of all these vessels was without weight.
17 * The height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits, and the chapiter upon 15. Jer... 21. it was brass : and the height of the chapiter three cubits; and the wreathen work, and pomegranates upon the chapiter round about, all of brass : and like unto these had the second pillar with wreathen work. 18 & And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zepha
Heb. thresniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the I door:
19 And out of the city he took an officer that was set over the men of war, Or, eunuch. and five men of them that || were in the king's presence, which were found in || Heb. saw the the city, and the principal scribe of the host, which mustered the people of the * Or, scribe of
the captain of land, and threescore men of the people of the land that were found in the city: the host.
20 And Nebuzar-adan captain of the guard took these, and brought them to the king of Babylon to Riblah :
21 And the king of Babylon smote them, and slew them at Riblah in the land of Hamath. So Judah was carried away out of their land.
The Lamentations of Jeremiah over the Desolation of his
1 The miserable estate of Jerusalem by reason of her sin. 12 She complaineth of
her grief, 18 and confesseth God's judgments to be righteous.
21 That Jeremiah was the author of the Elegies or Lamentations which bear his
is evident, not only from a very ancient and almost uninterrupted tra-
Josephus, Jerome, Junius, Archbishop Usher, and other eminent writers, are
A.C. 588 the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she
become tributary !
tations, it is evident that these cannot possibly be the same; for their whole
II. This book, which in our Bibles is divided into five chapters, consists of
which his country had experienced, confessing at the same time that all her
version of the civil and religious constitution of the Jews, and in that ex-
posed on the storming of Jerusalem by the Babylonian army.
ing his trust in the inexhaustible mercies of God, encourages his people to
them to look for pardon for their sins, and retribution to their enemies.
* Bishop Tomline's Elements of Christian Theology, vol. i. pp. 112, 113.