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i to be destroyed, and Israel delivered
in an everlasting covenant that:
6 My people have been lost sheep ing their shepherds have caused them i ign go astray; they have turned to: ing, away on the mountains; they but Be- gone from mountain to hill the am, have forgotten their resting-plia Ind 7 All that found them have devoum jour them; and their adversaries s. i of We are not guilty, because ili ard have sinned against Jehovah, it I be habitation of righteousness File s of Jehovah, the hope of their fathers will 8 Flee out of the midst of Babyli fore and go forth out of the land of the that Chaldeans, and be as the he-20 evil before the flocks. 9 For, , I am ver, stir up and cause to come up agains
the Babylon a company of great natis -con- from the north country; and the
my shall set themselves in array agil
Babylon to be destroyed, and Israel delivered 14 Set yourselves in array against | Babylon, and thou wast not aware: Babylon round about, all ye that thou art found, and also caught, bend the bow; shoot at her, spare because thou hast striven against no arrows: for she hath sinned Jehovah. 25 Jehovah hath opened against Jehovah. 15 Shout against his armory, and hath brought forth her round about: she hath 'submit- the weapons of his indignation; for ted herself; her bulwarks are fallen, the Lord, Jehovah of hosts, hath a her walls are thrown down ; for it work to do in the land of the Chalis the vengeance of Jehovah: take deans. 26 Come against her 7 from vengeance upon her; as she hath the utmost border; open her 8 storedone, do unto her. 16 Cut off the houses; cast her up as heaps, and sower from Babylon, and him that 'destroy her utterly; let nothing handleth the sickle 'in the time of of her be left. 27 Slay all her bul. harvest; for fear of the oppressing locks; let them go down to the sword they shall turn every one to slaughter: woe unto them! for his people, and they shall flee every their day is come, the time of their one to his own land.
visitation. 28 The voice of them 17 Israel is a 2 hunted sheep; the that fee and escape out of the land lions have driven him away: first, of Babylon, to declare in Zion the the king of Assyria devoured him; vengeance of Jehovah our God, the and now at last Nebuchadrezzar vengeance of his temple. king of Babylon hath broken his 29 Call together 10 the archers bones.
18 Therefore thus saith against Babylon, all them that Jehovah of hosts, the God of Is- bend the bow;, encamp against her rael: Behold, I will punish the king round about; let none thereof esof Babylon and his land, as I have cape: recompense her according punished the king of Assyria. to her work; according to all that 19 And I will bring Israel again she hath done, do unto her; for she to his 3 pasture, and he shall feed on hath been proud against Jehovah, Carmel and Bashan, and his soul against the Holy One of Israel. shall be satisfied upon the hills of 30 Therefore shall her young men Ephraim and in Gilead. 20 In fall in her streets, and all her men those days, and in that time, saith of war shall be brought to silence Jehovah, the iniquity of Israel shall in that day, saith Jehovah. 31 Bebe sought for, and there shall be hold, I am against thee, 110 thou none; and the sins of Judah, and proud one, saith the Lord, Jehovah they shall not be found; for I will of hosts; for thy day is come, the pardon them whom I leave as a time that I will visit thee. 32 And remnant.
12 the proud one shall stumble and 21 Go up against the land of fall, and none shall raise him up; Merathaim, even against it, and and I will kindle a fire in his cities, against the inhabitants of 5 Pekod : and it shall devour all that are round slay and utterly destroy after them, about him. saith Jehovah, and do according to
33 Thus saith Jehovah of hosts : all that I have commanded thee. The children of Israel and the 22 A sound of battle is in the land, children of Judah are oppressed and of great destruction. 23 How together; and all that took them is the hammer of the whole earth captive hold them fast, they refuse cut asunder and broken! how is to let them go. 34 Their Redeemer Babylon become a desolation among is strong; Jehovah of hosts is his the nations! 24 I have laid a snare name: he will thoroughly plead for thee, and thou art also taken, O their cause, that he may give rest
to the earth, and disquiet the inhab1 Heb. given her hand.
3 Or, fold
7 Or, from every quarter 4 That is, Double rehellion.
8 Or, granaries 5 That is, Visitation.
9 Heb. devote. 857
troy her; from thence she shall be taken
be satisfied, saith Jehovah.
11 Because ye are glad, bermain ovah ye rejoice, O ye that plunder i lon, heritage, because ye are wantie 2 Chal- a heifer 8 that treadeth out the pa!
and neigh as strong horses; 13.00 cions mother shall be utterly pur aird; / shame; she that bare you shal
? say, confounded: behold, she shall bet. t to hindermost of the nations, a while
herness, a dry land, and a desert. 136 Idols cause of the wrath of Jehorsh
the shall not be inhabited, but shes ation be wholly desolate: every one to
her goeth by Babylon shall be avait shall ished, and hiss at all her plama
4 Heb. hitherward. cast.
5 Or, they shall join themselves
6 Or, according to another reading.com man that maketh childless
7 Or, that returneth n»
2 Heb. scattered.
10 Or, many
6 Heb. devote.
Jehovah's Judgment itants of Babylon. 35 A sword is the upon the Chaldeans, saith Jehovah, tak and upon the inhabitants of Baby- pos lon, and upon her princes, and upon the her wise men.
36 A sword is upon the the 1 boasters, and they shall become litt] fools; a sword is upon her mighty sha men, and they shall be dismayed. ove 37 A sword is upon their þorses, tak and upon their chariots, and upon blet all the mingled people that are in the the midst of her; and they shall become as women; a sword is upon 5 her treasures, and they shall be robbed. 38 A drought is upon her Bał waters, and they shall be dried up; dwe for it is a land of graven images, win and they are mad over 'idols. Bał 39 Therefore the wild beasts of the now desert with the 3 wolves shall dwell land there, and the ostriches shall dwell sha therein: and it shall be no more 3 6 inhabited for ever; neither shall it arc be dwelt in from generation to gen- him eration. 40 As when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and you the neighbor cities thereof, saith her Jehovah, so shall no man dwell slai there, neither shall any son of man sojourn therein.
41 Behold, a people cometh from Jud the north ; and a great nation and hos many kings shall be stirred up from guil the uttermost parts of the earth. 6 F 42 They lay hold on bow and spear; and they are cruel, and have no mercy; cut their voice roareth like the sea ; and tim they ride upon horses, every one set wil in array, as a man to the battle, 7 E against thee, O daughter of Baby- in J lon. 43 The king of Babylon hath eart heard the tidings of them, and his dru hands wax feeble; anguish hath nat taken hold of him, and pangs as of den a woman in travail. 44 Behold, the her enemy shall come up like a lion from be the pride of the Jordan against the hav strong habitation: for I will sud- hea denly make them run away from it; eve and whoso is chosen, him will I ap- for point over it: for who is like me ? | hea and who will appoint me a time? and the who is the shepherd that can stand before me? 45 Therefore hear ye 1 Heb. boastings. 3 Heb. howling creatures.
2 Heb. terrors.
dgment on Babylon
in the nations.
Thus saith Jehovah: Bu
hold, I will raise up against
bore 3 6 Against
him that bendeth let the
5 For Israel is not 8 forsaken, nur
set will render unto her a recompense
his drunk of her wine; therefore tu
the her; take balm for her pain is
4 That is, the heart of then that
6 Or, as otherwise read. Let mot ko bend his bow, and let him not lift
? Heb. devote ye all &c. Or, vidoved
Jehovah's Judgment on Babylon forth our righteousness: come, and ( pieces the horse and his rider; 22 let us declare in Zion the work of and with thee will I break in pieces Jehovah our God.
the chariot and him that rideth 11 Make I sharp the arrows, 2 hold therein ; and with thee will I break firm the shields: Jehovah hath in pieces man and woman; and with stirred up the spirit of the kings of thee will I break in pieces the old the Medes; because his purpose is man and the youth ; and with thee against Babylon, to destroy it: for will I break in pieces the young man it is the vengeance of Jehovah, the and the virgin; 23 and with thee will vengeance of his temple. 12 Set up I break in pieces the shepherd and a standard against the walls of Baby- his flock; and with thee will I break lon, make the watch strong, set the in pieces the husbandman and his watchmen, prepare the ambushes; yoke of oxen; and with thee will I for Jehovah hath both purposed and break in pieces 8 governors and depudone that which he spake concern- ties. 24 And I will render unto ing the inhabitants of Babylon. 13 Babylon and to all the inhabitants O thou that dwellest upon many of Chaldea all their evil that they waters, abundant in treasures, thine have done in Zion in your sight, end is come, the measure of thy saith Jehovah.
covetousness. 14 Jehovah of hosts 25 Behold, I am against thee, O hath sworn by himself, saying, destroying mountain, saith Jeho5 Surely I will fill thee with men, vah, which destroyest all the earth; as with the canker-worm; and they and I will stretch out my hand upon shall lift up a shout against thee. thee, and roll thee down from the
15 He hath made the earth by his rocks, and will make thee a burnt power, he hath established the world mountain. 26 And they shall not by his wisdom, and by his under- take of thee a stone for a corner, nor a standing hath he stretched out the stone for foundations; but thou shalt heavens. 16 When he uttereth his be desolate for ever, saith Jehovah. voice, there is a tumult of waters in 27 Set ye up a standard in the the heavens, and he causeth the va- land, blow the trumpet among pors to ascend from the ends of the the nations, 9 prepare the nations earth; he maketh lightnings for the against her, call together against rain, and bringeth forth the wind her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, out of his treasuries. 17 Every man and Ashkenaz: appoint a marshal is become brutish and is without against her; cause the horses to knowledge ; every goldsmith is put come up as the rough canker-worm. to shame by, his image; for his 28 °Prepare against her the nations, molten image is falsehood, and there the kings of the Medes, the goveris no breath in then. 18 They are nors thereof, and all the deputies vanity, a work of delusion: in the thereof, and all the land of their time of their visitation they shall dominion. 29 And the land tremperish. 19 The portion of Jacob is bleth and is in pain; for the purnot like these; for he is the former poses of Jehovah against Babylon of all things; and Israel is the tribe do stand, to make the land of Babyof his inheritance: Jehovah of hosts lon a desolation, without inhabitant.
30 The mighty men of Babylon have 20 Thou art my 7 battle-axe and forborne to fight, they remain in Weapons of war; and with thee will their strongholds; their might hath I break in pieces the nations; and failed; they are become as women: with thee will I destroy kingdoms; her dwelling-places are set on fire ; 21 and with thee will I break in her bars are broken. 31 One post
shall run to meet another, and one 1 Or, bright Heb. clean. 3 Or, suits of armor 1 Or, dishonest gain the king of Babylon that his cit:
messenger to meet another, to show 5 Or, Though I have filled
7 Or, mail
8 Or, lieutenants 859
is his name.
2 Heb. fill.
6 Or, yet
9 Heb. 3.1)
ye against me.
Jehovah's Judgment on Babylon taken on every quarter: 32 and the Babylon, and I will bring forth o 1
passages are seized, and the 2 reeds of his mouth that which he hat they have burned with fire, and the swallowed up; and the nations sha men of war are affrighted.
not flow any more unto him: ye 33 For thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the wall of Babylon shall fall. the God of Israel : The daughter of 45 My people, go ye out of t] Babylon is like a threshing-floor at midst of her, and save yourselvi the time when it is trodden; yet a every man from the fierce anger little while, and the time of harvest Jehovah. 46 And let not your hea shall come for her. 34 Nebuchad- faint, neither fear ye for the tidin rezzar the king of Babylon hath de- that shall be heard in the land; fy voured 3 me, he hath crushed ? me, tidings shall come one yea he hath made 3 me an empty vessel, after that in another year shall con he hath, like a monster, swallowed tidings, and violence in the lan
me up, he hath filled his maw with ruler against ruler. 47 Therefor my delicacies; he hath cast 3 me out. behold, the days come, that I wi 35" 4 The violence done to me and to execute judgment upon the grave my flesh be upon Babylon, shall the images of Babylon; and her who 5 inhabitant of Zion say; and, My land shall be confounded; and a blood be upon the inhabitants of her slain shall fall in the midst Chaldea, shall Jerusalem say. 36 her. 48 Then the heavens and th Therefore thus saith Jehovah : Be- earth, and all that is therein, sha hold, I will plead thy cause, and sing for joy over Babylon; for th take vengeance for thee; and I will destroyers shall come unto her froi dry up her sea, and make her foun- the north, saith Jehovah. 49 9 A tain dry. 37 And Babylon shall Babylon hath caused the slain become heaps, a dwelling-place for Israel to fall, so at Babylon sha jackals, an astonishment, and à hiss- fall the slain of all the 10 jand. ing, without inhabitant. 38 They 50 Ye that have escaped the sword shall roar together like young lions; go ye, stand not still; remember J they shall growl as lions' whelps. 39 hovah from afar, and let Jerusalei When they are heated, I will make come into your mind. 51 We ar their feast, and I will make them confounded, because we have hear drunken, that they may rejoice, and reproach ; confusion hath covere sleep a perpetual sleep, and not our faces: for strangers are com wake, saith Jehovah. 40 I will into the sanctuaries of Jehovah bring them down like lambs to the house. 52 Wherefore, behold, th slaughter, like
with he- days come, saith Jehovah, that goats.
will execute judgment upon he 41 How is Sheshach taken ! and graven images, and through all he the praise of the whole earth seized ! land the wounded shall groan.
5 how is Babylon become a desola- Though Babylon should mount w tion among the nations ! 42 The sea to heaven, and though she shoul is come up, upon Babylon; she is fortify the height of her strength covered with the multitude of the yet from me shall destroyers com waves thereof. 43 Her cities are unto her, saith Jehovah. become 6 a desolation, a dry land, 54 The sound of a cry from Baby and a desert, a land wherein no man lon, and of great destruction from dwelleth, neither doth any son of the land of the Chaldeans! 55 Fo man pass thereby. 44 And I will Jehovah layeth Babylon waste execute judgment upon Bel in and destroyeth out of her the grea
voice; and their waves roar lik 1 Or, fords
2 Or, marshes Heb. pools. many waters; the noise of thei 3 Another reading is, us. Heb. My wrong and my flesh.
voice is uttered : 56 for the de
9 Or, Both Babylon is to fall, 0 ye slain o) restonishment 8 Heb. visit upon.
Israel, and at &c.
10 Or, earth
7 Or, tumult
not flow any more unto him: Jeu
a every man from the fierce anger of
ed tidings, and violence in the ladd ith ruler against ruler. 47 Therefore, ut. I behold, the days come, that I wil
to execute judgment upon the graten che images of Babylon ; and her wake Iy land shall be confounded;
of her slain shall fall in the midst of 36 her. 48 Then the heavens and the Be. earth, and all that is therein, shul und sing for joy over Babylon; for the vill destroyers shall come into her fra
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Book of Oracle to be sunk in Euphrates. Zedekiah's Reign and Rebellion stroyer is come upon her, even upon | eleven years in Jerusalem : and his Babylon, and her mighty men are mother's name was. Hamutal the taken, their bows are broken in daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah. pieces; for Jehovah is a God of 2 And he did that which was evil recompenses, he will surely requite. in the sight of Jehovah, according 57 And I will make drunk her to all that Jehoiakim had done. princes and her wise men, her gov- 3 For through the anger of Jehovah ernors and her deputies, and her did it come to pass in Jerusalem mighty men ; and they shall sleep a and Judah, until he had cast them perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith out from his presence. the King, whose name is Jehovah And Zedekiah rebelled against of hosts. 58 Thus saith Jehovah of the king of Babylon. 4 And it hosts : The broad walls of Babylon came to pass in the ninth year of shall be utterly 2 overthrown, and his reign, in the tenth month, in the her high gates shall be burned with tenth day of the month, that Nebufire; and the peoples shall labor for chadrezzar king of Babylon came, vanity, and the nations for the fire; he and all his army, against Jerusaand they shall be weary.
lem, and encamped against it; and
they built forts against round 59 The word which Jeremiah the about. 5 So the city was besieged prophet commanded Seraiah the son unto the eleventh year of king Zedeof Neriah, the son of Mahseiah, kiah. 6 In the fourth month, in the when he went with Zedekiah the ninth day of the month, the famine king of Judah to Babylon in the was sore in the city, so that there fourth year of his reign. Now was no bread for the people of the Seraiah was
3 chief chamberlain. land. 7 Then a breach was made in 60 And Jeremiah wrote in 4 a book the city, and all the men of war fled, all the evil that should come upon and went forth out of the city by Babylon, even all these words that night by the way of the gate beare written concerning Babylon. (tween the two walls, which was by 61 And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, the king's garden (now the ChalWhen thou comest to Babylon, deans were against the city round 5 then see that thou read all these about); and they went toward the words, 62 and say, O Jehovah, Arabah. 8 But the army of the thou hast spoken concerning this Chaldeans pursued after the king, place, to cut it off, that none shall and overtook Zedekiah in the plains dwell therein, neither man
nor of Jericho; and all his army was beast, but thať it shall be desolate scattered from him. 9 Then they
63 And it shall be, when took the king, and carried him up thou hast made an end of reading unto the king of Babylon to Riblah this book, that thou shalt bind a in the land of Hamath; and he stone to it, and cast it into the gave judgment upon him. 10 And midst of the Euphrates: 64 and the king of Babylon slew the sons of thou shalt say, Thus shall Babylon Zedekiah before his eyes : he slew sink, and shall not rise again be- also all the princes of Judah in cause of the evil that I will bring Riblah. 11 And he put out the upon her; and they shall be weary. eyes of Zedekiah ; and the king of
Thus far are the words of Jere- Babylon bound him in fetters, and miah.
carried him to Babylon, and put 52 Zedekiah
and him in prison till the day of his twenty years old when he death. began to reign; and he reigned 12 Now in the fifth month, in the 1 Or, The walls of broad Babylon
tenth day of the month, which was
the nineteenth year of king Nebu3 Or, quartermaster Or, and shalt see, and read.': orthen Shalt chadrezzar, king of Babylon, came
6 Heb. spake judgments with him.
un the north, saith Jehovah. 49'45
, so at Babylon shall
39 hovah from afar, and let Jerusalem
54 The sound of a cry from Baba nan lon, and of great destruction fine
of the land of the Chaldeans! ö fa vill Jehovah layeth Babylon Fast in and destroyeth out of her the most
voice; and their waves mari many waters; the noise of thin voice is uttered: 56 for the de
9 Or, Both Babylon is to fall, o se slari Israel, and at &c.
2 Or, made hare
Or, one book
thou say c.