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Jerusalem taken and burned. Deportation of Temple Treasu res and of Captiv Nebuzaradan the captain of the and the second pillar also had li guard, who stood before the king of unto these, and pomegranates. Babylon, into Jerusalem. 13 And And there were ninety and s he burned the house of Jehovah, pomegranates 3 on the sides ; all t and the king's house; and all the pomegranates were a hundred up houses of Jerusalem, even every the network round about. great house, burned he with fire. 24 And the captain of the gua 14 And all the army of the Chal- took Seraiah the chief priest, ai deans, that were with the captain of Zephaniah the second priest, ai the guard, brake down all the walls the three keepers of the threshol of Jerusalem round about. 15 Then 25 and out of the city he took : Nebuzaradan the captain of the officer that was set over the men guard carried away captive of the war; and seven men of them th poorest of the people, and the resi- saw the king's face, that were foui due of the people that were left in in the city, and the scribe of t. the city, and those that fell away, captain of the host, who muster that fell to the king of Babylon, and the people of the land; and thre the residue of the 2 multitude. 16 score men of the people of the lan But Nebuzaradan the captain of the that were found in the midst of t guard left of the poorest of the land city. 26 And Nebuzaradan the ca to be vinedressers and husbandmen. tain of the guard took them, ai
17 And the pillars of brass that brought them to the king of Bab were in the house of Jehovah, and lon to Riblah. 27 And the king the bases and the brazen sea that Babylon smote them, and put the were in the house of Jehovah, did to death at Riblah in the land the Chaldeans break in pieces, and Hamath. So Judah was carri carried all the brass of them to away captive out of his land. Babylon. 18 The pots also, and the 28 This is the people whom Neb shovels, and the snuffers, and the chadrezzar carried away captive: basins, and the spoons, and all the seventh year three thousai the vessels of brass wherewith they Jews and three and twenty ; 29 ministered, took they away. 19 And, the eighteenth year of Nebucha the cups, and the firepans, and the rezzar he carried away capti basins, and the pots, and the candle- from Jerusalem eight hundr sticks, and the spoons, and the thirty and two persons ; 30 in ť bowls — that which was of gold, in three and twentieth year of Neb gold, and that which was of silver, chadrezzar Nebuzaradan the ca in silver, — the captain of the guard tain of the guard carried aw took away.
20 The two pillars, the captive of the Jews seven hundr one sea, and the twelve brazen hulls forty and five persons : all the pe that were under the bases, which sons were four thousand and s king Solomon had made for the hundred. house of Jehovah - the brass of all 31 And it came to pass in ti these vessels was without weight. seven and thirtieth year of the ca 21 And as for the pillars, the height tivity of Jehoiachin king of Juda of the one pillar was eighteen in the twelfth month, in the fi cubits; and a line of twelve cubits and twentieth day of the mont did compass it; and the thickness | that Evil-merodach king of Bab thereof was four fingers: it was lon, in the first year of his reig hollow. 22 And a capital of brass lifted up the head of Jehoiach was upon it; and the height of the king of Judah, and brought hi one capital was five cubits, with net- forth out of prison ; 32 and he spal work and pomegranates upon the kindly to him, and set his thro capital round about, all of brass : above the throne of the kings th 1 Or, every great man's house
S Or, on the outside Heb. towards the fo 2 Or, artificers
4 Or, eunuch
Jehoiachin treated kindly by Evil-merodach were with him in Babylon, 33 and a continual allowance given him by changed his prison garments. And the king of Babylon, every day a Jehoiachin did eat bread before him portion until the day of his death, continually all the days of his life: all the days of his life. 34 and for his allowance, there was
24 And the captain of the guard
16 score men of the people of the land
28 This is the people whom Nebo
in three and twentieth year of Nebo ver, chadrezzar Nebuzaradan the art kard tain of the guard carried a
the captive of the Jews seven hundrel pills forty and five persons: all the pe hich sons were four thousand and s the hundred.
31 And it came to pass in the ght. seven and thirtieth year of the city ight tivity of Jehoiachin king of Judal teen in the twelfth month, in the fr bits and twentieth day of the month ness that Evil-merodach king of Bahr was lon, in the first year of his rein rass lifted up the head of Jehousebi the king of Judah, and brought bu the kindly to him, and set his than ass: above the throne of the kings the
8 Or, on the outside Heb. towards their
THE LA MENTATIONS
The Sorrows of Captive Zion 1 How doth the city sit solitary, 7 Jerusalem remembereth in that was full of people !
days of her affliction and of l She is become as a widow, that 4 miseries all her pleasant thi
was great among the nations! that were from the days of o She that was a princess among When her people fell into 1
the provinces is become tribu hand of the adversary, and no tary !
did help her, 2 She weepeth sore in the night, The adversaries saw her, they ( and her tears
mock at her 5 desolations. cheeks;
8 Jerusalem hath grievou Among all her lovers she hath sinned; therefore she 6 is none to comfort her:
come as an unclean thing; All her friends have dealt treach All that honored her despise h
erously with her; they are be because they have seen come her enemies.
nakedness : 3 Judah is gone into captivity be Yea, she sigheth, and turne
cause of affliction, and because backward. of great servitude;
9 Her filthiness was in her skir She dwelleth among the nations, she remembered not her lati
she findeth no rest: All her persecutors overtook her Therefore is she come down we within the straits.
derfully; she hath no 4. The ways of Zion do mourn, be forter:
cause none come to the 2 solemn Behold, O Jehovah, my afflictio assembly ;
for the enemy hath magnifi All her gates are desolate, her himself. priests do sigh :
10 The adversary hath spread Her virgins are afflicted, and she his hand upon all her pleasa herself is in bitterness.
things : 5 Her adversaries are become the For she hath seen that the natio head, her enemies prosper;
are entered into her sanct For Jehovah hath afflicted her ary,
for the multitude of her trans Concerning whom thou die gressions :
command that they should n Her young children are gone into enter into thine assembly.
captivity before the adversary. 11 All her people sigh, they se 6 And from the daughter of Zion bread;
all her 3 majesty is departed : They have given their pleasa Her princes are become like harts things for food to refresh that find no pasture,
soul: And they are
f gone without See, O Jehovah, and behold; strength before the pursuer.
I am become abject. 1 Or, exile 2 Or, appointed feast
4 Or, wanderings 5 Heb. ceasings. 3 Or, beauty
0 Or, is removed
his hand upon all her play!
2 fail :
w of Captire Zion cry, / 7 Jerusalem remembereth in the
days of her affliction and of la * miseries all her pleasant ibis that were from the days of ck When her people fell into
hand of the adversary, and me
did help her,
8 Jerusalem hath grieron nath sinned; therefore she 62
come as an unclean thing: ach All that honored her despiele
because they have seen nakedness:
Yea, she sigheth, and turmat ause
9 Her filthiness was ons,
she remembered not her les
Therefore is she come down at
derfully; she hath no es be forter:
Behold, O Jehovah, mis aflictan
The Sorrows of Captive Zion. Zion's Sorrows come from Jehovah 12 Is it nothing to you, all ye that My virgins and my young men pass by?
are gone into captivity. Behold, and see if there be any | 19 I called for my lovers, but they sorrow like unto my sorrow,
deceived me: which is brought upon me,
My priests and mine elders gave 1 Wherewith Jehovah hath af up the ghost in the city,
flicted me in the day of his While they sought them food to fierce anger.
refresh their souls. 13 From on high hath he sent fire
into my bones, and it prevail- 20 Behold, O Jehovah; for I am in eth against them ;
distress ; my heart is troubled ; He hath spread a net for my feet, My heart is turned within me; he hath turned me back :
for I have grievously rebelled : He hath made me desolate and Abroad the sword bereaveth, at faint all the day.
home there is as death. 14 The yoke of my transgressions is 21 They have heard that I sigh ; bound by his hand;
there is none to comfort me; They are knit together, they are All mine enemies have heard of come up upon my neck; he my trouble ; they are glad that hath made my strength to thou hast done it:
Thou wilt bring the day that
their hands, 3 against whom I shall be like unto me.
22 Let all their wickedness come 15 The Lord hath set at nought all
before thee; my mighty men in the midst And do unto them, as thou hast
done unto me for all my transHe hath called a solemn assembly gressions : against me to crush my young
For my sighs are many, and my men:
heart is faint. The Lord hath trodden as in a
winepress the virgin daughter 2 How hatby the Lord covered 16 For these things I weep; mine cloud in his anger !
eye, mine eye runneth down He hath cast down from heaven with water;
unto the earth the beauty of Because the comforter that should Israel, refresh my soul is far from me:
And hath not remembered his My children are desolate, because
footstool in the day of his the enemy hath prevailed.
anger. 17 Zion spreadeth forth her hands;
2 The Lord hath swallowed up all there is none to comfort her ;
the habitations of Jacob, and Jehovah hath commanded con
hath not pitied: cerning Jacob, that they that He hath thrown down in his are round about him should be wrath the strongholds of the his adversaries :
daughter of Judah; Jerusalem is among them as an He hath brought them down to unclean thing.
the ground; he hath profaned 18 Jehovah is righteous; for I have
the kingdom and the princes rebelled against his command
3 He hath cut off in fierce anger Hear, I pray you, all ye peoples,
4all the horn of Israel ; and behold my sorrow :
He hath drawn back his right
hand from before the 1 Or, Whom Jehovah hath afflicted 2 Heb. stumble.
emy : 3 Or, from whom I am not able to rise up
4 Or, every horn 55
for the enemy hath magnit?
are entered into her samt
command that ther shouldes!
. vars: 11 All her people sigh, they
They have given their please marts things for food to refresh 2
soul: out See, O Jehovah, and behold: *
I am become abject. 4 Or, wanderings
6 Or, is remored
Zion's Sorrows come from Jehovah And he hath burned up. Jacoh Yea, her prophets find no visioi like a flaming fire, which de from Jehovah. voureth round about.
10 The elders of the daughter of Zion 4 He hath bent his bow like an sit upon the ground, they keej
enemy, he hath stood with his silence;
right hand as an adversary, They have cast up dust upoz And hath slain all that were their heads; they have girdet pleasant to the eye:
themselves with sackcloth: 1 In the tent of the daughter of The virgins of Jerusalem han Zion he hath poured out his down their heads
to th wrath like fire.
ground. 5 The Lord is become as an enemy,
he hath swallowed up Israel ; 11 Mine eyes do fail with tears, m? He hath swallowed up all her heart is troubled ;
palaces, he hath destroyed his My liver is poured upon thi strongholds ;
earth, because of the 5 destruc And he hath multiplied in the tion of the daughter of my
daughter of Judah mourning people, and lamentation.
Because the young children and 6 And he hath violently taken the sucklings swoon in thi
away his 2 tabernacle, as if it streets of the city. were of a garden; he hath de- 12 They say to their mothers, Where
stroyed his place of assembly : is grain and wine? Jehovah hath caused 3 solemn When they swoon as the wounder
assembly and sabbath to be in the streets of the city, forgotten in Zion,
When their soul is poured ou And hath despised in the indig into their mothers' bosom. nation of his anger the king 13 What shall I 6 testify unto thee and the priest.
what shall I liken to thee, ( 7 Jehovah hath cast off his altar, daughter of Jerusalem?
he hath abhorred his sanctu What shall I compare to thee ary;
that I may comfort thee, 0 vir He hath given up into the hand gin daughter of Zion?
of the enemy the walls of her For thy breach is great like the palaces :
sea : who can heal thee? They have made a noise in the 14 Thy prophets have seen for thee
house of Jehovah, as in the day false and foolish visions; of a solemn assembly.
And they have not uncovered 8 Jehovah hath purposed to de thine iniquity, to bring back
stroy the wall of the daughter thy captivity, of Zion;
But have seen for thee false He hath stretched out the line, 7 oracles and 8 causes of banish
he hath not withdrawn his ment.
hand from destroying : 15 All that pass by clap their hands And he hath made the rampart at thee;
and wall to lament; they lan They hiss and wag their head at guish together.
the daugbter of Jerusalem, 9 Her gates are sunk into the saying,
ground ; he hath destroyed and Is this the city that men called broken her bars:
The perfection of beauty, The Her king and her princes are joy of the whole earth? among the nations where the 16 All thine enemies have opened law is not;
thee : 1 Or, On 2 Or, booth Or, hedge 3 Or, appointed feast
5 Or, breach 6 Or, take to witness for thee + Heb. swallowing up.
7 Heb. burdens.
8 Or, things to draw thee aside