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JEREMIAH, XLIII. Kareah, and Jezaniah the son of B. C.588. Hoshaiah, and all the people from the least unto the greatest, came near,
2 And said unto Jeremiah the prophet, Let, we beseech thee, our supplication 1 be accepted before thee, and pray b for us unto the LORD thy God, even for all this remnant; (for we are left but a few c of many, as thine eyes do! behold us :)
3 That d the LORD thy God may show us the way e wherein we may walk, and the thing that we may do.
4 Then Jeremiah the prophet said unto them, I have heard you; behold, I will pray f unto the LORD your God according to your words; and it shall come to pass that whatsoever g thing the LORD shall answer you, I will declare it unto you; I will keep nothing backh from you.
5 Then they said to Jeremiah, The LORD i be a true and faithful witness between us, if we do not even according to all things for the which the LORD thy God shall send thee to us.
6 Whether it be good, or whether it be evil, we will k obey the voice of the LORD our God, to whom we send thee; that it may be well with us, when we obey the voice of the LORD our God.
7 And it came to pass after ten days, that the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah.
1 or, fall.
o Mat. 10.28.
t De. 17.16.
u ch.44. 13.
3 all the men
8 Then called he Johanan the son
9 And said unto them, Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, unto whom ye sent me to present your supplication before him;
10 If ye will still abide in this land,
used deceit against
11 Be not afraid o of the king of Babylon, of whom ye are afraid; be not afraid of him, saith the LORD: for Ip am with you to save you, and to deliver you from his hand. 12 And q I will show mercies unto you, that he may have mercy upon you, and cause you to return to your own land.
13 But if ye say, We will not r dwell in this land, neither obey the voice of the LORD your God,
or, to go to
14 Saying, No: but we will go into the land of Egypt, where s wel 2 E
Hypocrisy reproved. shall see no war, nor hear the sound of the trumpet, nor have hunger of bread; and there will we dwell:
15 (And now therefore hear the word of the LORD, ye remnant of Judah, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; If ye wholly set your faces to enter into Egypt, t and go to sojourn there ;) 16 Then u it shall come to pass, that the sword, which v ye feared, the shall overtake you there land of Egypt, and the famine, whereof ye were afraid, shall 2 follow close after you there in Egypt; and there ye shall die.
17 So shall 3 it be with all the men that set their faces to go into Egypt to sojourn there; they w shail die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence: and none of them shall remain or escape from the evil that I will bring upon them.
18 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; As a mine anger and my fury hath been y poured forth upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem; so shall my fury be poured forth upon you, when ye shall enter into Egypt: and z ye shall be an execration, and an astonishment, and a curse, and a reproach; and ye shall see this place no more.
19 T The LORD hath said concerning you, O ye remnant of Judah; Go ye not into Egypt: know certainly that I have 4 admonished you this day.
20 For ye 5 dissembled a in your b hearts, when ye sent me unto the LORD your God, saying, Pray c for us unto the LORD our God; and according unto all that the LORD our God shall say, so declare unto us, and we will do it.
21 And now I have this day d declared it to you; but ye have not obeyed the voice of the LORD your God, nor any thing for the which he hath sent me unto you.
22 Now therefore know e certainly that ye shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence, in the f place whither ye desire to go and to sojourn.
Jeremiah prophesieth the conquest of
ND it came to pass, that when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking unto all the people all the words of the LORD their God, for which the LORD their God had sent these him to them, even all words.
2 Then a spake Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son
Conquest of Egmt foretold.
JEREMIAH, XLIV. of Kareah, and all the proud b men, B. C. 588. saying unto Jeremiah, Thou speakest falsely: The LORD our God hath not sent thee to say, Go not into Egypt to sojourn there:
3 But Baruch the son of Neriah setteth thee on against us, for to c ch.40.11,12. deliver us into the hand of the d ch.41.10. Chaldeans, that they might put use ch.39.10. to death, and carry us away cap-f2Ch.25.16. tives into Babylon. g ch.2.16.
4 So Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces, and all the people, obeyed not the voice of the LORD, to dwell in the land of Judah.
5 But Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces, took all the remnant c of Judah, that were returned from all nations, whither they had been driven, to dwell in the land of Judah;
6 Even men, and women, and children, and the king's daughters,di and every person that Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had left e with Gedaliah the son of Ahi-2 kam, the son of Shaphan, and Jeremiah the prophet, and Baruch the son of Neriah.
7 Sof they came into the land of Egypt for they obeyed not the voice of the LORD: thus came they even to Tahpanhes.g
8 Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah in Tahpanhes,
16.5. Is.9.9,10. Ja.4.6.
9 Take great stones in thine hand, and hide them in the clay in the prick-kiln, which is at the entry of Pharaoh's house in Tahpanhes, in the sight of the men of Judah; 10 And say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will send and take Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, h and will set his throne upon these stones that I have hid; and he shall spread his royal pavilion over them.
11 And when he cometh, he shall smite i the land of Egypt, and deliver such k as are for death, to death; and such as are for captivity to captivity; and such as are for the sword to the sword.
Destruction of Judah. CHAPTER XLIV.
Jeremiah prophesieth their destruction who commit idolatry.
HE word that came to Jeremiah concerning all the Jews which dwell in the land of Egypt, which dwell at a Migdol, and at Tahpanhes, b and at c Noph, and in the country of Pathros, saying, 2 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Ye have seen all the evil that I have brought upon Jerusalem, and upon all the cities of Judah; and, behold, this day they are a desolation, d and no man dwelleth therein,
e ch. 19.4.
f De. 13.6.
12 And I will kindle a fire in the houses of the gods of Egypt; and he shall burn them, and carry them away captives; and he shall array himself with the land of Egypt, as a shepherd putteth on his garment; and he shall go forth from thence in peace.
13 He shall break also the 1 images of 2 Beth-shemesh, that is in the p land of Egypt; and the houses of the gods of the Egyptians shall he burn with fire.
3 Because e of their wickedness which they have committed, to provoke me to anger, in that they went to burn incense, and to serve other gods, whom ƒ they knew not, neither they, ye, nor your fathers. 4 Howbeit I sent g unto you all early and sending them, saying, Oh, my servants the prophets, rising do not this abominable h thing that I hate.
Re.2.21,22. k ch.42.18. ch.7.19.
of the midst
5 But i they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear to turn from their wickedness, to burn no incense unto other gods.
6 Wherefore my fury k 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 saith 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 m 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 yourselves off, and that ye might be a curse and a reproach among all the nations of the earth! 9 Have nye forgotten the 2 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, when they have committed in the land of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem?
nesses, or, punish
o Pr. 14. 16.
10 They are not 3 humbled even unto this day, neither have ther feared, o nor walked in my law, t in my statutes that I set before you, and before your fathers.
11 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I will set my face pagums.
Obstinacy of the Jews.
JEREMIAH, XLIV. you for evil, and to cut off all Ju-| B. C. 588. dah.
12 And I will take the remnant of Judah, that 9 have set their faces to go into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, and they shall all 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 r unto the greatest, by the sword and by the famine: and they shall be an execration, and an astonishment, and a curse, and a reproach.
19 And when we burned 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 7 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 burned in the cities of Judah, and in the
4 lift up their
14 So that none of the remnant of Judah, which are gones into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall escape or remain, that theyor, husshould return into the land of Judah, to the which they 4 have a desire to return to dwell there: for none shall return but sucht as z Is.43.24. shall escape.
15 Then all the men which knew that their wives u had burn-a ch.25.11. ed incense unto other gods, and all b ver.6. the women that stood by, a great multitude, even all the people that dwelt in the land of Egypt, in Pathros, answered Jeremiah, saying,
16 As for the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of the e Ps. 119.155. LORD, we will not hearken unto thee.
17 But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of our ownw mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink-offerings unto her, as we have done, we, z and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem: for theny had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil.
18 But since we left off to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink-offerings unto her, we have wanted all things, n ch.31.28. and have been consumed by the sword and by the famine.
23 Because ye have burned incense, c and because ye have sinned against the LORD, and have not
13 For I will punish them that dwell in the land of Egypt, as I 5 or, frame, obeyed the voice of the LORD, nor have punished Jerusalem, by the walked in his law, d nor in hise sword, by the famine, and by the statutes, nor in his testimonies; f pestilence: therefore g this evil is happened unto you, as at this day.
21 Moreover Jeremiah said unto all the people, and to all the women, Hear the word of the LORD, all Judah that h are in the land of Egypt:
25 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying; Ye and your wives have both spoken i with your mouths, and fulfilled with your hand, saying, We will surely perform our vows that we have vowed, to burn incense the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink-offerings unto her ye will Surely accomplish k 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, saith the LORD, that m 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.
d Ps. 119. 150.
Ne. 13. 18. Da.9.11,12. h ch.43.7.
o ver. 12.
Egypt's destruction foretold. streets of Jerusalem, ye, and your fathers, your kings, and your princes, and the people of the fand, did not the LORD remember them, and came it not into his mind?
22 So that the LORD could no longer bear, z because of the evil of your doings, and because of the abominations which ye have committed; therefore a is your land a desolation, and an astonishment, and a curse, without an inhabitant, as atb this day.
27 Behold, I will watch over them for evil, n and not for good: and all the men of Judah that are in the land of Egypt shall be consumed o by the sword and by the famine, until there be an end of them.
28 Yet p a small number that escape the sword shall 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, 8 mine, q or their's.
29 T And this shall be a sign unto you, saith 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 saith the LORD; Behold, I will r give Pharaoh-hophra king of Egypt into the hand of his enemies, and into the hand of them
JEREMIAH, XLV, XLVI. that seek his life, as I gave Zede- B. C. 587. kiah s king of Judah into the hand: of Nebuchadrezzar king of Baby-s ch.39.5. lon, his enemy, and that sought his (CHAP. 45.)
CHAPTER XLV. Baruch being dismayed, Jeremiah comforteth him.
Tprophet spake unto Baruch a HE word that Jeremiah the 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 saith the LORD, the God of Israel, unto thee, O Baruch;
3 Thou didst say, Wo is me now! b for the LORD hath added grief to my sorrow; I faintede in my sighing, and I find d no rest.
4 T Thus shait thou say unto him, The LORD saith thus; Behold, that which I have built will I break down, e and that which I have planted I will pluck up, even this whole land.
Jeremiah prophesieth the overthrow of Pharaoh's army at Euphrates. HE word of the LORD which
Tcame to Jeremiah the prophet
a ch.36.1.4. b Job 23.2. c Ps. 27. 13.
d Ps.77.3,4. e Is.5.5.
ch.47.2. Ex. 15.9.
5 And seekest thou great things 5 Da.11.19. for thyself! seek them not: f for, behold, I will bring evily upon alii flesh, saith the LORD: but thy life will I give unto thee for a prey h in 3 Cush. all places whither thou goest. CHAPTER XLVI.
3 Order c ye the buckler and shield, and draw hear to battle.
Mat.6.25-32. Lu. 12. 15. g ch.25.26. Zep.3.8. h ch.39.18. (CHAP. 46.) a ch.25.15. b2Ch.35.20. Fulfilled presently. c ch.51.11,12. Na.2.1.
d Re.6.15. 1 broken in
2 a flight. e ch.6.25. 49.29. f Ec.9.11. Am.2.14.
8 Egypt riseth up like a flood, and his waters are moved like the rivers; and he saith, I i will go up,
against the a Gentiles; 2 Against Egypt, against b then army of Pharaoh-necho king of Egypt, which was by the river Euphrates in Carchemish, which Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon smote in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah.
k Is.66.19. Is. 13.6, 34.6,8.
63.4. Joel 1.15. m De.32.42.
Eze.39.17. Zep.1.7. 0 ch.8.22.
51.8. p Is.47.1. 5 no cure
shall be unto thee.
q Eze.30.21. ch.43. 10,11. Is. 19.1.
4 Harness the horses; and get up, ye horsemen, and stand forth with your helmets; furbish the spears, and put on the brigandines.
Ps. 18.14.39. 6 multiplied
5 Wherefore have I seen thems dismayed and turned away back? and their mighty ones d are 1 beaten down, and are fled 2 apace, and look not back: fore fear was round about, saith the LORD.
the fallen. t Le.26.37. make thee instruments of captivity.
6 Let not the swift ƒ flee away, nor the mighty man escape; they shall stumble,g and fall toward the u Is.20.4. v Ho. 10.11. north by the river Euphrates. w ch.47.2. 8 bullocks of the stall. x ch.50 27. De.32.35. Ps.37.13.
7 Who is this that cometh up as ah flood, whose waters are moved as the rivers?
the conquest of Egypt.
and will cover the earth; I will destroy the city and the inhabitants thereof.
9 Come up, ye horses; and rage, ye chariots: and let the mighty men come forth; 3 the Ethiopians and 4 the Libyans, that handle the shield; and the Lydians, that handle and bend the k bow.
10 For this is the day I of the Lord GOD of hosts, a day of vengeance, that he may avenge him of his adversaries and the sword m shall devour, and it shall be satiate and made drunk with their blood: for the Lord GoD of hosts hath an sacrifice in the north country by the river Euphrates.
11 Go up into Gilead, and take o balm, O virgin,p the daughter of Egypt in vain shalt thou use many medicines; for 5 thou shalt not q be cured.
12 The nations have heard of thy shame, and thy cry hath filled the land: for the mighty man hath stumbled against the mighty, and they are fallen both together.
13 The word that the LORD spake to Jeremiah the prophet, how Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon shouldr come and smite the land of Egypt.
14 Declare ye in Egypt, and publish in Migdol, and publish in Noph, and in Tahpanhes: say ye, Stand fast, and prepare thee; for the sword shall devour round about thee.
15 Why are thy valiant men swept away? they stood not, because s the LORD did drive them.
16 He made many to fall, yea, t one fell upon another: and they said, Arise, and let us go again to our own people, and to the land of our nativity, from the oppressing sword.
17 They did cry there, Pharaoh king of Egypt is but a noise; he XXX. hath passed the time appointed.
XXXII, Fulfilled, 571.
18 As I live, saith the king, whose name is the LORD of hosts, Surely as Tabor is among the mountains, and as Carmel by the sea, so shall
19 O thou daughter dwelling in Egypt, 7 furnish thyself to go into u captivity for Noph shall be waste and desolate without an inhabitant.
20 Egypt is like a very fair v heifer, but destruction cometh; it cometh out of the north.w
21 Also her hired men are in the midst of her like 8 fatted bullocks; for they also are turned back, and are fled away together: they did not stand, because the day z of their
JEREMIAH, XLVII, XLVIII.
B. C. 607.
5 Baldness is come upon Gaza; ƒ Ashkelon is cut off with the remnant of their valley: how long wilt thou cut thyself?
6 0 thou sword g of the LORD, how long will it be ere thou be quiet? 4 Put up thyself into thy scabbard, rest, and be still.
calamity was come upon them, and the time of their visitation.
Amon, or, nourisher. y Na.3.8.
22 The voice thereof shall go like a serpent; for they shall march with an army, and come against her with axes, as hewers of wood. z ch.44.30. 23 They shall cut down her forest, saith the LORD, though it cannot be searched; because they are more than the grasshoppers, and are innumerable.
b Am. 1.6-8.
21 The daughter of Egypt shali he confounded; she shall be delivered into the hand of the people of the north.
25 The LORD of hosts, the God of
Israel, saith; Behold, I will punish
28 Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, saith the 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 b will I 10 not leave thee wholly unpunished. CHAPTER XLVII.
The destruction of the Philistines. HE word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet against the Philistines, a before 3 that Pharaoh smote 1 Gaza.a
2 Thus saith the LORD; Behold, waters rise up out of the north, c and shall be an overflowing flood, and shall overflow the land, and 2 all that is therein; the city, and them that dwell therein: then the men shall cry, and all the inhabitants of the land shall howl.
3 At the noised of the stamping
5 or, a naked
10 Cursed g be he that doeth the work of the LORD 6 deceitfully, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood. 11 Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and he hath settled hon his fees, and hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither hath The gone into captivity: therefore his taste 7 remained in him, and his scent is not changed.