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10. ch. vii. 16. & xi. 14.

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9 Why shouldest thou be as a man astonied, as a mighty A.C. 609.
man that cannot save? yet thou, O LORD, art in the midst
of us, and * we are called by thy name; leave us not.

10 ( Thus saith the Lord unto this people, Thus have upon us.
they loved to wander, they have not refrained their feet,
therefore the LORD doth not accept them; he will now re-
member their iniquity, and visit their sins.

11 Then said the LORD unto me, 'Pray not for this peo-fEx xxxii. ple for their good.

12 : When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when & Prov, i. 28. they offer burnt offering and an oblation, I will not accept xi. 11. Ezek. them : but I will consume them by the sword, and by the iii. 4. famine, and by the pestilence.

13 Then said I, Ah, Lord God! behold, the prophets say unto them, Ye shall not see the sword, neither shall ye have famine; but I will give you t assured peace in this t, Heb, peace place.

14 Then the Lord said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name : "I sent them not, neither have I com- h ch. xxiii. 21. manded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto xxix. 8, 9. you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.

15 Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that prophesy in my name, and I sent them not, yet they say, Sword and famine shall not be in this land; By sword and famine shall those prophets be consumed.

16 And the people to whom they prophesy shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem because of the famine and the sword; and they shall have none to bury them, them, their wives, nor their sons, nor their daughters : for I will pour their wickedness upon

them.
17 G Therefore thou shalt say this word unto them; i Letich. xiii. 17.

eyes run down with tears night and day, and let them ii. 18.
not cease : for the virgin daughter of my people is broken
with a great breach, with a very grievous blow.

18 If I go forth into the field, then behold the slain with
the sword! and if I enter into the city, then behold them
that are sick with famine! yea, both the prophet and the
about into a land that they know not.

Or, make 19 Hast thou utterly rejected Judah? hath thy soul lothed against ra Zion? why hast thou smitten us, and there is no healing for acknowledge te us? k we looked for peace, and there is no good ; and for the moth. Vivix. 13. time of healing, and behold trouble!

20 We acknowledge, O LORD, our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers: for we have sinned against thee.

21 Do not abhor us, for thy name's sake, do not disgrace

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m Ezek, xiv. 14, &c. n Ex. xxxii. II, 12.

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Lev. xxvi. 16, &c.

lies.

A.C. 609. the throne of thy glory: remember, break not thy covenant

22 Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that
can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers ? art not
thou he, O Lord our God ? therefore we will wait upon
thee : for thou hast made all these things.

JEREMIAH XV,
1 The utter rejection and manifold judgments of the Jews. 10 Jeremiah, complain-
ing of their spite, receiveth a promise for himself, 12 and a threatening for them.
15 He prayeth, 19 and receiveth a gracious promise.
1 Then said the LORD unto me, m Though • Moses and

Samuel stood before me, yet my mind could not be toward o? Sam. vii. 9. this people : cast them out of my sight, and let them go

forth.

2 And it shall come to pass, if they say unto thee, Whi

ther shall we go forth? then thou shalt tell them, Thus saith h.ch. Klili, 11. the LORD; Such as are for death, to death; and such as

are for the sword, to the sword; and such as are for the fa-
mine, to the famine ; and such as are for the captivity, to
the captivity.

3 And I will 9 appoint over them four * kinds, saith the Heb. fami. Lord: the sword to slay, and the dogs to tear, and the

fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the earth, to devour
and destroy.

4 And + I will cause them to be removed into all king

doms of the earth, because of s Manasseh the son of Heze25. ch. xxiv.9. kiah king of Judah, for that which he did in Jerusalem.

5 For who shall have pity upon thee, O Jerusalem ? or 1 Heb. to ask who shall bemoan thee? or who shall go aside # to ask how of thy peace. thou doest?

6 Thou hast forsaken me, saith the LORD, thou art gone backward : therefore will I stretch out my hand against thee, and destroy thee; I am weary with repenting.

7 And I will fan them with a fan in the gates of the land ; Or, whatso. I will bereave them of children, I will destroy my people,

since they return not from their ways.

8 Their widows are increased to me above the sand of the | Or, against seas: I have brought upon them || against the mother of the city a young young men a spoiler at noonday:"I have caused him to fall me or against upon it suddenly, and terrors upon the city.

9 She that hath borne seven languisheth: she hath given memos viii. 9. up the ghost ; 'her sun is gone down while it was yet day:

she hath been ashamed and confounded : and the residue of
them will I deliver to the sword before their enemies, saith
the LORD.

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cuemy for thee.

10 q • Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me A. C. 809. a man of strife and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have neither lent on usury, nor men have lent to me on &c.ch. 11.'14. usury; yet every one of them doth curse me.

II The Lord said, Verily it shall be well with thy remnant; verily * I will cause the enemy to entreat thee well lor, I will in the time of evil and in the time of affliction.

12 Shall iron break the northern iron and the steel?

13 Thy substance and thy treasures will I give to the * spoil without price, and that for all thy sins, even in all thy s ch. xvii. 3. borders.

14 And I will make thee to pass with taine enemies into a land which thou knowest not: for a y fire is kindled in mine y Deut axxii. anger, which shall burn upon you.

15 TO LORD, thou knowest : remember me, and visit me, and revenge me of my persecutors; take me not away in thy longsuffering : know that for thy sake I have suffered rebuke.

16 Thy words were found, and I did - eat them; and thy Ezek. jili. 3. word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart : for + I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.

17 I sat not in the assembly of the mockers, nor rejoiced ; upon me. I sat alone because of thy hand : for thou hast filled me with indignation.

18 Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incura- a ch. XXX. 15. ble, which refuseth to be healed ? wilt thou be altogether unto me as a liar, and as waters that I fail?

19 q Therefore thus saith the LORD, If thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before me: and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth : let them return unto thee; but return not thou unto them.

20 And I will make thee unto this people a fenced brasen wall: and they shall fight against thee, but they shall not bichard. 18. & prevail against thee : for I am with thee to save thee and to ah. xx. 11, deliver thee, saith the LORD.

21 And I will deliver thee out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem thee out of the hand of the terrible.

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JEREMIAH XVI.
1 The prophet, under the types of abstaining from marriage, from houses of

mourning and feasting, foresheweth the utter ruin of the Jews, 10 because they
were worse than their fathers. 14 Their return from captivity shall be stranger
than their deliverance out of Egypt. 16 God will doubly recompense their
idolatry.
1 The word of the LORD came also unto me, saying,

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Deut. xiv. 1.

xxiv. 17.

A.C. 609. 2 Thou shalt not take thee a wife, neither shalt thou have

sons or daughters in this place.

3 For thus saith the Lord concerning the sons and concerning the daughters that are born in this place, and concerning their mothers that bare them, and concerning their fathers that begat them in this land;

4 They shall die of d grievous deaths; they shall not be ech. XXV. 33. lamented; neither shall they be buried; but they shall be

as dung upon the face of the earth: and they shall be conf_Ps. Ixxix. 2 sumed by the sword, and by famine; and their carcases ch. vii. 33. & shall be meat for the fowls of heaven, and for the beasts of

the earth.

5 For thus saith the LORD, Enter not into the house of

mourning, neither go to lament nor bemoan them : for I ing feast.

have taken away my peace from this people, saith the LORD,
even lovingkindness and mercies.

6 Both the great and the small shall die in this land:

they shall not be buried, neither shall men lament for them, g Lev. xix. 28. nor 8 cut themselves, nor make themselves bald for them : + Or, break

7. Neither shall men + tear themselves for them in mournthem, as Ezek, ing, to comfort them for the dead ; neither shall men give

them the cup of consolation to drink for their father or for
their mother.

8 Thou shalt not also go into the house of feasting, to sit
with them to eat and to drink.

9 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; h 1s: xxiv7, Behold, \ I will cause to cease out of this place in your

eyes, and in your days, the voice of mirth, and the voice of
gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the
bride.

10 | And it shall come to pass, when thou shalt shew

this people all these words, and they shall say unto thee, ich v, 19. & i Wherefore hath the LORD pronounced all this great evil

against us? or what is our iniquity? or what is our sin that
we have committed against the LORD our God?

11 Then shalt thou say unto them, Because your fathers
have forsaken me, saith the LORD, and have walked after
other gods, and have served them, and have worshipped them,
and have forsaken me, and have not kept my law;
12 And ye have done k

worse than

your fathers; for, behold, ye walk every one after the imagination of his evil heart, that they may not hearken unto me :

13'' Therefore will I cast you out of this land into a land that

ye

know not, neither ye nor your fathers; and there shall ye serve other gods day and night ; where I will not shew you favour.

14 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD,

8, ch. vii, 34. & xxv. 10. Ezek, xxvi. 13.

xiii, 22,

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Or, stub. bornness.

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that it shall no more be . said, The LORD liveth, that A.C. 609. brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;

15 But, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them : and I will bring them again into their land that I gave unto their fathers.

16 Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith the LORD, and they shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.

17 For mine eyes are upon all their ways: they are not loborxxix hid from my face, neither is their iniquity hid from mine ch. xxxii. 19. eyes.

18 And first I will recompense their iniquity and their sin double; because they have defiled my land, they have filled mine inheritance with the carcases of their detestable and abominable things.

19 O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there

20 Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods?

21 Therefore, behold, I will this once cause them to know, I will cause them to know mine hand and my might; and they shall know that my name is * The LORD.

JEREMIAH XVII. 1 The captivity of Judah for her sin, 5 Trust in man is cursed, 7 in God is blessed. 9 The deceitful heart cannot deceive God. 12 The salvation of God. 15 The prophet complaineth of the mockers of his prophecy. 19 He is sent to renew the covenant in hallowing the sabbath. 1 The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and 0 Job xix. 24. with the + point of a diamond : it is graven upon the table + Heb. nail. of their heart, and upon the horns of your altars ;

2 Whilst their children remember their altars and their Pgroves by the green trees upon the high hills.

Judg. iü. 7. 3 O my mountain in the field, 9 I will give thy substance qch. xv. 13. and all thy treasures to the spoil, and thy high places for sin, throughout all thy borders.

4 And thou, even thyself, shalt discontinue from thine 1 Heb. in thyheritage that I gave thee ; and I will cause thee to serve thine enemies in the land which thou knowest not: for ye have kindled a fire in mine anger, which shall burn for

* Or, JEHO VAH. Ps. Ixxxiii, 18.

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