THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET
Part 2 (Chapters 27-52)
27:1: In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim
the son of Josiah king of Judah came this word unto Jeremiah from
the LORD, saying,
27:2: Thus saith the LORD to me; Make thee bonds
and yokes, and put them upon thy neck,
27:3: And send them to the king of Edom, and to the
king of Moab, and to the king of the Ammonites, and to the king
of Tyrus, and to the king of Zidon, by the hand of the messengers
which come to Jerusalem unto Zedekiah king of Judah;
27:4: And command them to say unto their masters,
Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Thus shall ye
say unto your masters;
27:5: I have made the earth, the man and the beast
that are upon the ground, by my great power and by my outstretched
arm, and have given it unto whom it seemed meet unto me.
27:6: And now have I given all these lands unto the
hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant; and the
beasts of the field have I given him also to serve him.
27:7: And all nations shall serve him, and his son,
and his son's son, until the very time of his land come: and then
many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of him.
27:8: And it shall come to pass, that the nation
and kingdom which will not serve the same Nebuchadnezzar the king
of Babylon, and that will not put their neck under the yoke of
the king of Babylon, that nation will I punish, saith the LORD,
with the sword, and with the famine, and with the pestilence,
until I have consumed them by his hand.
27:9: Therefore hearken not ye to your prophets,
nor to your diviners, nor to your dreamers, nor to your enchanters,
nor to your sorcerers, which speak unto you, saying, Ye shall
not serve the king of Babylon:
27:10: For they prophesy a lie unto you, to remove
you far from your land; and that I should drive you out, and ye
27:11: But the nations that bring their neck under
the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him, those will I let
remain still in their own land, saith the LORD; and they shall
till it, and dwell therein.
27:12: I spake also to Zedekiah king of Judah according
to all these words, saying, Bring your necks under the yoke of
the king of Babylon, and serve him and his people, and live.
27:13: Why will ye die, thou and thy people, by the
sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence, as the LORD hath
spoken against the nation that will not serve the king of Babylon?
27:14: Therefore hearken not unto the words of the
prophets that speak unto you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king
of Babylon: for they prophesy a lie unto you.
27:15: For I have not sent them, saith the LORD,
yet they prophesy a lie in my name; that I might drive you out,
and that ye might perish, ye, and the prophets that prophesy unto
27:16: Also I spake to the priests and to all this
people, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Hearken not to the words
of your prophets that prophesy unto you, saying, Behold, the vessels
of the LORD's house shall now shortly be brought again from Babylon:
for they prophesy a lie unto you.
27:17: Hearken not unto them; serve the king of Babylon,
and live: wherefore should this city be laid waste?
27:18: But if they be prophets, and if the word of
the LORD be with them, let them now make intercession to the LORD
of hosts, that the vessels which are left in the house of the
LORD, and in the house of the king of Judah, and at Jerusalem,
go not to Babylon.
27:19: For thus saith the LORD of hosts concerning
the pillars, and concerning the sea, and concerning the bases,
and concerning the residue of the vessels that remain in this
27:20: Which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took
not, when he carried away captive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim
king of Judah from Jerusalem to Babylon, and all the nobles of
Judah and Jerusalem;
27:21: Yea, thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God
of Israel, concerning the vessels that remain in the house of
the LORD, and in the house of the king of Judah and of Jerusalem;
27:22: They shall be carried to Babylon, and there
shall they be until the day that I visit them, saith the LORD;
then will I bring them up, and restore them to this place.
28:1: And it came to pass the same year, in the beginning
of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the fourth year, and
in the fifth month, that Hananiah the son of Azur the prophet,
which was of Gibeon, spake unto me in the house of the LORD, in
the presence of the priests and of all the people, saying,
28:2: Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, the God of
Israel, saying, I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon.
28:3: Within two full years will I bring again into
this place all the vessels of the LORD's house, that Nebuchadnezzar
king of Babylon took away from this place, and carried them to
28:4: And I will bring again to this place Jeconiah
the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, with all the captives of Judah,
that went into Babylon, saith the LORD: for I will break the yoke
of the king of Babylon.
28:5: Then the prophet Jeremiah said unto the prophet
Hananiah in the presence of the priests, and in the presence of
all the people that stood in the house of the LORD,
28:6: Even the prophet Jeremiah said, Amen: the LORD
do so: the LORD perform thy words which thou hast prophesied,
to bring again the vessels of the LORD's house, and all that is
carried away captive, from Babylon into this place.
28:7: Nevertheless hear thou now this word that I
speak in thine ears, and in the ears of all the people;
28:8: The prophets that have been before me and before
thee of old prophesied both against many countries, and against
great kingdoms, of war, and of evil, and of pestilence.
28:9: The prophet which prophesieth of peace, when
the word of the prophet shall come to pass, then shall the prophet
be known, that the LORD hath truly sent him.
28:10: Then Hananiah the prophet took the yoke from
off the prophet Jeremiah's neck, and brake it.
28:11: And Hananiah spake in the presence of all
the people, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Even so will I break
the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon from the neck of all
nations within the space of two full years. And the prophet Jeremiah
went his way.
28:12: Then the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah
the prophet, after that Hananiah the prophet had broken the yoke
from off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah, saying,
28:13: Go and tell Hananiah, saying, Thus saith the
LORD; Thou hast broken the yokes of wood; but thou shalt make
for them yokes of iron.
28:14: For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God
of Israel; I have put a yoke of iron upon the neck of all these
nations, that they may serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; and
they shall serve him: and I have given him the beasts of the field
28:15: Then said the prophet Jeremiah unto Hananiah
the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah; The LORD hath not sent thee;
but thou makest this people to trust in a lie.
28:16: Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will
cast thee from off the face of the earth: this year thou shalt
die, because thou hast taught rebellion against the LORD.
28:17: So Hananiah the prophet died the same year
in the seventh month.
29:1: Now these are the words of the letter that
Jeremiah the prophet sent from Jerusalem unto the residue of the
elders which were carried away captives, and to the priests, and
to the prophets, and to all the people whom Nebuchadnezzar had
carried away captive from Jerusalem to Babylon;
29:2: (After that Jeconiah the king, and the queen,
and the eunuchs, the princes of Judah and Jerusalem, and the carpenters,
and the smiths, were departed from Jerusalem;)
29:3: By the hand of Elasah the son of Shaphan, and
Gemariah the son of Hilkiah, (whom Zedekiah king of Judah sent
unto Babylon to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon) saying,
29:4: Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel,
unto all that are carried away captives, whom I have caused to
be carried away from Jerusalem unto Babylon;
29:5: Build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant
gardens, and eat the fruit of them;
29:6: Take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters;
and take wives for your sons, and give your daughters to husbands,
that they may bear sons and daughters; that ye may be increased
there, and not diminished.
29:7: And seek the peace of the city whither I have
caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the LORD
for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.
29:8: For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of
Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, that be in the
midst of you, deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which
ye cause to be dreamed.
29:9: For they prophesy falsely unto you in my name:
I have not sent them, saith the LORD.
29:10: For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy
years be accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform
my good word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.
29:11: For I know the thoughts that I think toward
you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give
you an expected end.
29:12: Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go
and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
29:13: And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye
shall search for me with all your heart.
29:14: And I will be found of you, saith the LORD:
and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from
all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven
you, saith the LORD; and I will bring you again into the place
whence I caused you to be carried away captive.
29:15: Because ye have said, The LORD hath raised
us up prophets in Babylon;
29:16: Know that thus saith the LORD of the king
that sitteth upon the throne of David, and of all the people that
dwelleth in this city, and of your brethren that are not gone
forth with you into captivity;
29:17: Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will
send upon them the sword, the famine, and the pestilence, and
will make them like vile figs, that cannot be eaten, they are
29:18: And I will persecute them with the sword,
with the famine, and with the pestilence, and will deliver them
to be removed to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be a curse,
and an astonishment, and an hissing, and a reproach, among all
the nations whither I have driven them:
29:19: Because they have not hearkened to my words,
saith the LORD, which I sent unto them by my servants the prophets,
rising up early and sending them; but ye would not hear, saith
29:20: Hear ye therefore the word of the LORD, all
ye of the captivity, whom I have sent from Jerusalem to Babylon:
29:21: Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel,
of Ahab the son of Kolaiah, and of Zedekiah the son of Maaseiah,
which prophesy a lie unto you in my name; Behold, I will deliver
them into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon; and he shall
slay them before your eyes;
29:22: And of them shall be taken up a curse by all
the captivity of Judah which are in Babylon, saying, The LORD
make thee like Zedekiah and like Ahab, whom the king of Babylon
roasted in the fire;
29:23: Because they have committed villany in Israel,
and have committed adultery with their neighbours' wives, and
have spoken lying words in my name, which I have not commanded
them; even I know, and am a witness, saith the LORD.
29:24: Thus shalt thou also speak to Shemaiah the
29:25: Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, the God of
Israel, saying, Because thou hast sent letters in thy name unto
all the people that are at Jerusalem, and to Zephaniah the son
of Maaseiah the priest, and to all the priests, saying,
29:26: The LORD hath made thee priest in the stead
of Jehoiada the priest, that ye should be officers in the house
of the LORD, for every man that is mad, and maketh himself a prophet,
that thou shouldest put him in prison, and in the stocks.
29:27: Now therefore why hast thou not reproved Jeremiah
of Anathoth, which maketh himself a prophet to you?
29:28: For therefore he sent unto us in Babylon,
saying, This captivity is long: build ye houses, and dwell in
them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them.
29:29: And Zephaniah the priest read this letter
in the ears of Jeremiah the prophet.
29:30: Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah,
29:31: Send to all them of the captivity, saying,
Thus saith the LORD concerning Shemaiah the Nehelamite; Because
that Shemaiah hath prophesied unto you, and I sent him not, and
he caused you to trust in a lie:
29:32: Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will
punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite, and his seed: he shall not have
a man to dwell among this people; neither shall he behold the
good that I will do for my people, saith the LORD; because he
hath taught rebellion against the LORD.
30:1: The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD,
30:2: Thus speaketh the LORD God of Israel, saying,
Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book.
30:3: For, lo, the days come, saith the LORD, that
I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah,
saith the LORD: and I will cause them to return to the land that
I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.
30:4: And these are the words that the LORD spake
concerning Israel and concerning Judah.
30:5: For thus saith the LORD; We have heard a voice
of trembling, of fear, and not of peace.
30:6: Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail
with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his
loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness?
30:7: Alas! for that day is great, so that none
is like it: it is even the time of Jacob's trouble; but he shall
be saved out of it.
30:8: For it shall come to pass in that day, saith
the LORD of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck,
and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves
30:9: But they shall serve the LORD their God, and
David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.
30:10: Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob,
saith the LORD; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will
save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity;
and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and
none shall make him afraid.
30:11: For I am with thee, saith the LORD, to save
thee: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered
thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee: but I will correct
thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.
30:12: For thus saith the LORD, Thy bruise is incurable,
and thy wound is grievous.
30:13: There is none to plead thy cause, that thou
mayest be bound up: thou hast no healing medicines.
30:14: All thy lovers have forgotten thee; they seek
thee not; for I have wounded thee with the wound of an enemy,
with the chastisement of a cruel one, for the multitude of thine
iniquity; because thy sins were increased.
30:15: Why criest thou for thine affliction? thy
sorrow is incurable for the multitude of thine iniquity: because
thy sins were increased, I have done these things unto thee.
30:16: Therefore all they that devour thee shall
be devoured; and all thine adversaries, every one of them, shall
go into captivity; and they that spoil thee shall be a spoil,
and all that prey upon thee will I give for a prey.
30:17: For I will restore health unto thee, and I
will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD; because they called
thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.
30:18: Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will bring
again the captivity of Jacob's tents, and have mercy on his dwellingplaces;
and the city shall be builded upon her own heap, and the palace
shall remain after the manner thereof.
30:19: And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving
and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them,
and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they
shall not be small.
30:20: Their children also shall be as aforetime,
and their congregation shall be established before me, and I will
punish all that oppress them.
30:21: And their nobles shall be of themselves, and
their governor shall proceed from the midst of them; and I will
cause him to draw near, and he shall approach unto me: for who
is this that engaged his heart to approach unto me? saith the
30:22: And ye shall be my people, and I will be your
30:23: Behold, the whirlwind of the LORD goeth forth
with fury, a continuing whirlwind: it shall fall with pain upon
the head of the wicked.
30:24: The fierce anger of the LORD shall not return,
until he have done it, and until he have performed the intents
of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it.
31:1: At the same time, saith the LORD, will I be
the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people.
31:2: Thus saith the LORD, The people which were
left of the sword found grace in the wilderness; even Israel,
when I went to cause him to rest.
31:3: The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying,
Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with
lovingkindness have I drawn thee.
31:4: Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be
built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be adorned with thy
tabrets, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry.
31:5: Thou shalt yet plant vines upon the mountains
of Samaria: the planters shall plant, and shall eat them as common
31:6: For there shall be a day, that the watchmen
upon the mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise ye, and let us go up to
Zion unto the LORD our God.
31:7: For thus saith the LORD; Sing with gladness
for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish ye,
praise ye, and say, O LORD, save thy people, the remnant of Israel.
31:8: Behold, I will bring them from the north country,
and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the
blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth
with child together: a great company shall return thither.
31:9: They shall come with weeping, and with supplications
will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters
in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a
father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.
31:10: Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and
declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel
will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.
31:11: For the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed
him from the hand of him that was stronger than he.
31:12: Therefore they shall come and sing in the
height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of the
LORD, for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and for the young
of the flock and of the herd: and their soul shall be as a watered
garden; and they shall not sorrow any more at all.
31:13: Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance,
both young men and old together: for I will turn their mourning
into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their
31:14: And I will satiate the soul of the priests
with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness,
saith the LORD.
31:15: Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard in
Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rahel weeping for her
children refused to be comforted for her children, because they
31:16: Thus saith the LORD; Refrain thy voice from
weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded,
saith the LORD; and they shall come again from the land of the
31:17: And there is hope in thine end, saith the
LORD, that thy children shall come again to their own border.
31:18: I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself
thus; Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock
unaccustomed to the yoke: turn thou me, and I shall be turned;
for thou art the LORD my God.
31:19: Surely after that I was turned, I repented;
and after that I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh: I was
ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach
of my youth.
31:20: Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a pleasant
child? for since I spake against him, I do earnestly remember
him still: therefore my bowels are troubled for him; I will surely
have mercy upon him, saith the LORD.
31:21: Set thee up waymarks, make thee high heaps:
set thine heart toward the highway, even the way which thou wentest:
turn again, O virgin of Israel, turn again to these thy cities.
31:22: How long wilt thou go about, O thou backsliding
daughter? for the LORD hath created a new thing in the earth,
A woman shall compass a man.
31:23: Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel;
As yet they shall use this speech in the land of Judah and in
the cities thereof, when I shall bring again their captivity;
The LORD bless thee, O habitation of justice, and mountain of
31:24: And there shall dwell in Judah itself, and
in all the cities thereof together, husbandmen, and they that
go forth with flocks.
31:25: For I have satiated the weary soul, and I
have replenished every sorrowful soul.
31:26: Upon this I awaked, and beheld; and my sleep
was sweet unto me.
31:27: Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that
I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the
seed of man, and with the seed of beast.
31:28: And it shall come to pass, that like as I
have watched over them, to pluck up, and to break down, and to
throw down, and to destroy, and to afflict; so will I watch over
them, to build, and to plant, saith the LORD.
31:29: In those days they shall say no more, The
fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children's teeth are
set on edge.
31:30: But every one shall die for his own iniquity:
every man that eateth the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on
31:31: Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that
I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with
the house of Judah:
31:32: Not according to the covenant that I made
with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to
bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake,
although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD:
31:33: But this shall be the covenant that I will
make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD,
I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their
hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
31:34: And they shall teach no more every man his
neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for
they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest
of them, saith the LORD; for I will forgive their iniquity, and
I will remember their sin no more.
31:35: Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun
for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the
stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves
thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name:
31:36: If those ordinances depart from before me,
saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from
being a nation before me for ever.
31:37: Thus saith the LORD; If heaven above can be
measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath,
I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they
have done, saith the LORD.
31:38: Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that
the city shall be built to the LORD from the tower of Hananeel
unto the gate of the corner.
31:39: And the measuring line shall yet go forth
over against it upon the hill Gareb, and shall compass about to
31:40: And the whole valley of the dead bodies, and
of the ashes, and all the fields unto the brook of Kidron, unto
the corner of the horse gate toward the east, shall be holy unto
the LORD; it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down any more
32:1: The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD
in the tenth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, which was the eighteenth
year of Nebuchadrezzar.
32:2: For then the king of Babylon's army besieged
Jerusalem: and Jeremiah the prophet was shut up in the court of
the prison, which was in the king of Judah's house.
32:3: For Zedekiah king of Judah had shut him up,
saying, Wherefore dost thou prophesy, and say, Thus saith the
LORD, Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the king
of Babylon, and he shall take it;
32:4: And Zedekiah king of Judah shall not escape
out of the hand of the Chaldeans, but shall surely be delivered
into the hand of the king of Babylon, and shall speak with him
mouth to mouth, and his eyes shall behold his eyes;
32:5: And he shall lead Zedekiah to Babylon, and
there shall he be until I visit him, saith the LORD: though ye
fight with the Chaldeans, ye shall not prosper?
32:6: And Jeremiah said, The word of the LORD came
unto me, saying,
32:7: Behold, Hanameel the son of Shallum thine uncle
shall come unto thee, saying, Buy thee my field that is in Anathoth:
for the right of redemption is thine to buy it.
32:8: So Hanameel mine uncle's son came to me in
the court of the prison according to the word of the LORD, and
said unto me, Buy my field, I pray thee, that is in Anathoth,
which is in the country of Benjamin: for the right of inheritance
is thine, and the redemption is thine; buy it for thyself. Then
I knew that this was the word of the LORD.
32:9: And I bought the field of Hanameel my uncle's
son, that was in Anathoth, and weighed him the money, even seventeen
shekels of silver.
32:10: And I subscribed the evidence, and sealed
it, and took witnesses, and weighed him the money in the balances.
32:11: So I took the evidence of the purchase, both
that which was sealed according to the law and custom, and that
which was open:
32:12: And I gave the evidence of the purchase unto
Baruch the son of Neriah, the son of Maaseiah, in the sight of
Hanameel mine uncle's son, and in the presence of the witnesses
that subscribed the book of the purchase, before all the Jews
that sat in the court of the prison.
32:13: And I charged Baruch before them, saying,
32:14: Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel;
Take these evidences, this evidence of the purchase, both which
is sealed, and this evidence which is open; and put them in an
earthen vessel, that they may continue many days.
32:15: For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God
of Israel; Houses and fields and vineyards shall be possessed
again in this land.
32:16: Now when I had delivered the evidence of the
purchase unto Baruch the son of Neriah, I prayed unto the LORD,
32:17: Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven
and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there
is nothing too hard for thee:
32:18: Thou shewest lovingkindness unto thousands,
and recompensest the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of
their children after them: the Great, the Mighty God, the LORD
of hosts, is his name,
32:19: Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for
thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give
every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of
32:20: Which hast set signs and wonders in the land
of Egypt, even unto this day, and in Israel, and among other men;
and hast made thee a name, as at this day;
32:21: And hast brought forth thy people Israel out
of the land of Egypt with signs, and with wonders, and with a
strong hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with great terror;
32:22: And hast given them this land, which thou
didst swear to their fathers to give them, a land flowing with
milk and honey;
32:23: And they came in, and possessed it; but they
obeyed not thy voice, neither walked in thy law; they have done
nothing of all that thou commandedst them to do: therefore thou
hast caused all this evil to come upon them:
32:24: Behold the mounts, they are come unto the
city to take it; and the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans,
that fight against it, because of the sword, and of the famine,
and of the pestilence: and what thou hast spoken is come to pass;
and, behold, thou seest it.
32:25: And thou hast said unto me, O Lord GOD, Buy
thee the field for money, and take witnesses; for the city is
given into the hand of the Chaldeans.
32:26: Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah,
32:27: Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh:
is there any thing too hard for me?
32:28: Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will
give this city into the hand of the Chaldeans, and into the hand
of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and he shall take it:
32:29: And the Chaldeans, that fight against this
city, shall come and set fire on this city, and burn it with the
houses, upon whose roofs they have offered incense unto Baal,
and poured out drink offerings unto other gods, to provoke me
32:30: For the children of Israel and the children
of Judah have only done evil before me from their youth: for the
children of Israel have only provoked me to anger with the work
of their hands, saith the LORD.
32:31: For this city hath been to me as a provocation
of mine anger and of my fury from the day that they built it even
unto this day; that I should remove it from before my face,
32:32: Because of all the evil of the children of
Israel and of the children of Judah, which they have done to provoke
me to anger, they, their kings, their princes, their priests,
and their prophets, and the men of Judah, and the inhabitants
32:33: And they have turned unto me the back, and
not the face: though I taught them, rising up early and teaching
them, yet they have not hearkened to receive instruction.
32:34: But they set their abominations in the house,
which is called by my name, to defile it.
32:35: And they built the high places of Baal, which
are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and
their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I
commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should
do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.
32:36: And now therefore thus saith the LORD, the
God of Israel, concerning this city, whereof ye say, It shall
be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon by the sword,
and by the famine, and by the pestilence;
32:37: Behold, I will gather them out of all countries,
whither I have driven them in mine anger, and in my fury, and
in great wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and
I will cause them to dwell safely:
32:38: And they shall be my people, and I will be
32:39: And I will give them one heart, and one way,
that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their
children after them:
32:40: And I will make an everlasting covenant with
them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but
I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart
32:41: Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good,
and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart
and with my whole soul.
32:42: For thus saith the LORD; Like as I have brought
all this great evil upon this people, so will I bring upon them
all the good that I have promised them.
32:43: And fields shall be bought in this land, whereof
ye say, It is desolate without man or beast; it is given into
the hand of the Chaldeans.
32:44: Men shall buy fields for money, and subscribe
evidences, and seal them, and take witnesses in the land of Benjamin,
and in the places about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah,
and in the cities of the mountains, and in the cities of the valley,
and in the cities of the south: for I will cause their captivity
to return, saith the LORD.
33:1: Moreover the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah
the second time, while he was yet shut up in the court of the
33:2: Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the
LORD that formed it, to establish it; the LORD is his name;
33:3: Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew
thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
33:4: For thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel,
concerning the houses of this city, and concerning the houses
of the kings of Judah, which are thrown down by the mounts, and
by the sword;
33:5: They come to fight with the Chaldeans, but
it is fill them with the dead bodies of men, whom I have slain
in mine anger and in my fury, and for all whose wickedness I have
hid my face from this city.
33:6: Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and
I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace
33:7: And I will cause the captivity of Judah and
the captivity of Israel to return, and will build them, as at
33:8: And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity,
whereby they have sinned against me; and I will pardon all their
iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed
33:9: And it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise
and an honour before all the nations of the earth, which shall
hear all the good that I do unto them: and they shall fear and
tremble for all the goodness and for all the prosperity that I
procure unto it.
33:10: Thus saith the LORD; Again there shall be
heard in this place, which ye say shall be desolate without man
and without beast, even in the cities of Judah, and in the streets
of Jerusalem, that are desolate, without man, and without inhabitant,
and without beast,
33:11: The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness,
the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice
of them that shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts: for the LORD
is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: and of them that shall
bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For
I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first,
saith the LORD.
33:12: Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Again in this
place, which is desolate without man and without beast, and in
all the cities thereof, shall be an habitation of shepherds causing
their flocks to lie down.
33:13: In the cities of the mountains, in the cities
of the vale, and in the cities of the south, and in the land of
Benjamin, and in the places about Jerusalem, and in the cities
of Judah, shall the flocks pass again under the hands of him that
telleth them, saith the LORD.
33:14: Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that
I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the
house of Israel and to the house of Judah.
33:15: In those days, and at that time, will I cause
the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall
execute judgment and righteousness in the land.
33:16: In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem
shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be
called, The LORD our righteousness.
33:17: For thus saith the LORD; David shall never
want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel;
33:18: Neither shall the priests the Levites want
a man before me to offer burnt offerings, and to kindle meat offerings,
and to do sacrifice continually.
33:19: And the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah,
33:20: Thus saith the LORD; If ye can break my covenant
of the day, and my covenant of the night, and that there should
not be day and night in their season;
33:21: Then may also my covenant be broken with David
my servant, that he should not have a son to reign upon his throne;
and with the Levites the priests, my ministers.
33:22: As the host of heaven cannot be numbered,
neither the sand of the sea measured: so will I multiply the seed
of David my servant, and the Levites that minister unto me.
33:23: Moreover the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah,
33:24: Considerest thou not what this people have
spoken, saying, The two families which the LORD hath chosen, he
hath even cast them off? thus they have despised my people, that
they should be no more a nation before them.
33:25: Thus saith the LORD; If my covenant be not
with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances
of heaven and earth;
33:26: Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob, and
David my servant, so that I will not take any of his seed to be
rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I will
cause their captivity to return, and have mercy on them.
34:1: The word which came unto Jeremiah from the
LORD, when Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and all his army, and
all the kingdoms of the earth of his dominion, and all the people,
fought against Jerusalem, and against all the cities thereof,
34:2: Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; Go
and speak to Zedekiah king of Judah, and tell him, Thus saith
the LORD; Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the king
of Babylon, and he shall burn it with fire:
34:3: And thou shalt not escape out of his hand,
but shalt surely be taken, and delivered into his hand; and thine
eyes shall behold the eyes of the king of Babylon, and he shall
speak with thee mouth to mouth, and thou shalt go to Babylon.
34:4: Yet hear the word of the LORD, O Zedekiah king
of Judah; Thus saith the LORD of thee, Thou shalt not die by the
34:5: But thou shalt die in peace: and with the burnings
of thy fathers, the former kings which were before thee, so shall
they burn odours for thee; and they will lament thee, saying,
Ah lord! for I have pronounced the word, saith the LORD.
34:6: Then Jeremiah the prophet spake all these words
unto Zedekiah king of Judah in Jerusalem,
34:7: When the king of Babylon's army fought against
Jerusalem, and against all the cities of Judah that were left,
against Lachish, and against Azekah: for these defenced cities
remained of the cities of Judah.
34:8: This is the word that came unto Jeremiah from
the LORD, after that the king Zedekiah had made a covenant with
all the people which were at Jerusalem, to proclaim liberty unto
34:9: That every man should let his manservant, and
every man his maidservant, being an Hebrew or an Hebrewess, go
free; that none should serve himself of them, to wit, of a Jew
34:10: Now when all the princes, and all the people,
which had entered into the covenant, heard that every one should
let his manservant, and every one his maidservant, go free, that
none should serve themselves of them any more, then they obeyed,
and let them go.
34:11: But afterward they turned, and caused the
servants and the handmaids, whom they had let go free, to return,
and brought them into subjection for servants and for handmaids.
34:12: Therefore the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah
from the LORD, saying,
34:13: Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; I
made a covenant with your fathers in the day that I brought them
forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondmen, saying,
34:14: At the end of seven years let ye go every
man his brother an Hebrew, which hath been sold unto thee; and
when he hath served thee six years, thou shalt let him go free
from thee: but your fathers hearkened not unto me, neither inclined
34:15: And ye were now turned, and had done right
in my sight, in proclaiming liberty every man to his neighbour;
and ye had made a covenant before me in the house which is called
by my name:
34:16: But ye turned and polluted my name, and caused
every man his servant, and every man his handmaid, whom ye had
set at liberty at their pleasure, to return, and brought them
into subjection, to be unto you for servants and for handmaids.
34:17: Therefore thus saith the LORD; Ye have not
hearkened unto me, in proclaiming liberty, every one to his brother,
and every man to his neighbour: behold, I proclaim a liberty for
you, saith the LORD, to the sword, to the pestilence, and to the
famine; and I will make you to be removed into all the kingdoms
of the earth.
34:18: And I will give the men that have transgressed
my covenant, which have not performed the words of the covenant
which they had made before me, when they cut the calf in twain,
and passed between the parts thereof,
34:19: The princes of Judah, and the princes of Jerusalem,
the eunuchs, and the priests, and all the people of the land,
which passed between the parts of the calf;
34:20: I will even give them into the hand of their
enemies, and into the hand of them that seek their life: and their
dead bodies shall be for meat unto the fowls of the heaven, and
to the beasts of the earth.
34:21: And Zedekiah king of Judah and his princes
will I give into the hand of their enemies, and into the hand
of them that seek their life, and into the hand of the king of
Babylon's army, which are gone up from you.
34:22: Behold, I will command, saith the LORD, and
cause them to return to this city; and they shall fight against
it, and take it, and burn it with fire: and I will make the cities
of Judah a desolation without an inhabitant.
35:1: The word which came unto Jeremiah from the
LORD in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah,
35:2: Go unto the house of the Rechabites, and speak
unto them, and bring them into the house of the LORD, into one
of the chambers, and give them wine to drink.
35:3: Then I took Jaazaniah the son of Jeremiah,
the son of Habaziniah, and his brethren, and all his sons, and
the whole house of the Rechabites;
35:4: And I brought them into the house of the LORD,
into the chamber of the sons of Hanan, the son of Igdaliah, a
man of God, which was by the chamber of the princes, which was
above the chamber of Maaseiah the son of Shallum, the keeper of
35:5: And I set before the sons of the house of the
Rechabites pots full of wine, and cups, and I said unto them,
Drink ye wine.
35:6: But they said, We will drink no wine: for Jonadab
the son of Rechab our father commanded us, saying, Ye shall drink
no wine, neither ye, nor your sons for ever:
35:7: Neither shall ye build house, nor sow seed,
nor plant vineyard, nor have any: but all your days ye shall dwell
in tents; that ye may live many days in the land where ye be strangers.
35:8: Thus have we obeyed the voice of Jonadab the
son of Rechab our father in all that he hath charged us, to drink
no wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, nor our daughters;
35:9: Nor to build houses for us to dwell in: neither
have we vineyard, nor field, nor seed:
35:10: But we have dwelt in tents, and have obeyed,
and done according to all that Jonadab our father commanded us.
35:11: But it came to pass, when Nebuchadrezzar king
of Babylon came up into the land, that we said, Come, and let
us go to Jerusalem for fear of the army of the Chaldeans, and
for fear of the army of the Syrians: so we dwell at Jerusalem.
35:12: Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah,
35:13: Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel;
Go and tell the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem,
Will ye not receive instruction to hearken to my words? saith
35:14: The words of Jonadab the son of Rechab, that
he commanded his sons not to drink wine, are performed; for unto
this day they drink none, but obey their father's commandment:
notwithstanding I have spoken unto you, rising early and speaking;
but ye hearkened not unto me.
35:15: I have sent also unto you all my servants
the prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying, Return
ye now every man from his evil way, and amend your doings, and
go not after other gods to serve them, and ye shall dwell in the
land which I have given to you and to your fathers: but ye have
not inclined your ear, nor hearkened unto me.
35:16: Because the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab
have performed the commandment of their father, which he commanded
them; but this people hath not hearkened unto me:
35:17: Therefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts,
the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring upon Judah and upon all
the inhabitants of Jerusalem all the evil that I have pronounced
against them: because I have spoken unto them, but they have not
heard; and I have called unto them, but they have not answered.
35:18: And Jeremiah said unto the house of the Rechabites,
Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Because ye have
obeyed the commandment of Jonadab your father, and kept all his
precepts, and done according unto all that he hath commanded you:
35:19: Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the
God of Israel; Jonadab the son of Rechab shall not want a man
to stand before me for ever.
36:1: And it came to pass in the fourth year of Jehoiakim
the son of Josiah king of Judah, that this word came unto Jeremiah
from the LORD, saying,
36:2: Take thee a roll of a book, and write therein
all the words that I have spoken unto thee against Israel, and
against Judah, and against all the nations, from the day I spake
unto thee, from the days of Josiah, even unto this day.
36:3: It may be that the house of Judah will hear
all the evil which I purpose to do unto them; that they may return
every man from his evil way; that I may forgive their iniquity
and their sin.
36:4: Then Jeremiah called Baruch the son of Neriah:
and Baruch wrote from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the
LORD, which he had spoken unto him, upon a roll of a book.
36:5: And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, I am
shut up; I cannot go into the house of the LORD:
36:6: Therefore go thou, and read in the roll, which
thou hast written from my mouth, the words of the LORD in the
ears of the people in the LORD's house upon the fasting day: and
also thou shalt read them in the ears of all Judah that come out
of their cities.
36:7: It may be they will present their supplication
before the LORD, and will return every one from his evil way:
for great is the anger and the fury that the LORD hath pronounced
against this people.
36:8: And Baruch the son of Neriah did according
to all that Jeremiah the prophet commanded him, reading in the
book the words of the LORD in the LORD's house.
36:9: And it came to pass in the fifth year of Jehoiakim
the son of Josiah king of Judah, in the ninth month, that they
proclaimed a fast before the LORD to all the people in Jerusalem,
and to all the people that came from the cities of Judah unto
36:10: Then read Baruch in the book the words of
Jeremiah in the house of the LORD, in the chamber of Gemariah
the son of Shaphan the scribe, in the higher court, at the entry
of the new gate of the LORD's house, in the ears of all the people.
36:11: When Michaiah the son of Gemariah, the son
of Shaphan, had heard out of the book all the words of the LORD,
36:12: Then he went down into the king's house, into
the scribe's chamber: and, lo, all the princes sat there, even
Elishama the scribe, and Delaiah the son of Shemaiah, and Elnathan
the son of Achbor, and Gemariah the son of Shaphan, and Zedekiah
the son of Hananiah, and all the princes.
36:13: Then Michaiah declared unto them all the words
that he had heard, when Baruch read the book in the ears of the
36:14: Therefore all the princes sent Jehudi the
son of Nethaniah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Cushi, unto
Baruch, saying, Take in thine hand the roll wherein thou hast
read in the ears of the people, and come. So Baruch the son of
Neriah took the roll in his hand, and came unto them.
36:15: And they said unto him, Sit down now, and
read it in our ears. So Baruch read it in their ears.
36:16: Now it came to pass, when they had heard all
the words, they were afraid both one and other, and said unto
Baruch, We will surely tell the king of all these words.
36:17: And they asked Baruch, saying, Tell us now,
How didst thou write all these words at his mouth?
36:18: Then Baruch answered them, He pronounced all
these words unto me with his mouth, and I wrote them with ink
in the book.
36:19: Then said the princes unto Baruch, Go, hide
thee, thou and Jeremiah; and let no man know where ye be.
36:20: And they went in to the king into the court,
but they laid up the roll in the chamber of Elishama the scribe,
and told all the words in the ears of the king.
36:21: So the king sent Jehudi to fetch the roll:
and he took it out of Elishama the scribe's chamber. And Jehudi
read it in the ears of the king, and in the ears of all the princes
which stood beside the king.
36:22: Now the king sat in the winterhouse in the
ninth month: and there was a fire on the hearth burning before
36:23: And it came to pass, that when Jehudi had
read three or four leaves, he cut it with the penknife, and cast
it into the fire that was on the hearth, until all the roll was
consumed in the fire that was on the hearth.
36:24: Yet they were not afraid, nor rent their garments,
neither the king, nor any of his servants that heard all these
36:25: Nevertheless Elnathan and Delaiah and Gemariah
had made intercession to the king that he would not burn the roll:
but he would not hear them.
36:26: But the king commanded Jerahmeel the son of
Hammelech, and Seraiah the son of Azriel, and Shelemiah the son
of Abdeel, to take Baruch the scribe and Jeremiah the prophet:
but the LORD hid them.
36:27: Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah,
after that the king had burned the roll, and the words which Baruch
wrote at the mouth of Jeremiah, saying,
36:28: Take thee again another roll, and write in
it all the former words that were in the first roll, which Jehoiakim
the king of Judah hath burned.
36:29: And thou shalt say to Jehoiakim the king of
Judah, Thus saith the LORD; Thou hast burned this roll, saying,
Why hast thou written therein, saying, The king of Babylon shall
certainly come and destroy this land, and shall cause to cease
from thence man and beast?
36:30: Therefore thus saith the LORD of Jehoiakim
king of Judah; He shall have none to sit upon the throne of David:
and his dead body shall be cast out in the day to the heat, and
in the night to the frost.
36:31: And I will punish him and his seed and his
servants for their iniquity; and I will bring upon them, and upon
the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and upon the men of Judah, all the
evil that I have pronounced against them; but they hearkened not.
36:32: Then took Jeremiah another roll, and gave
it to Baruch the scribe, the son of Neriah; who wrote therein
from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the book which Jehoiakim
king of Judah had burned in the fire: and there were added besides
unto them many like words.
37:1: And king Zedekiah the son of Josiah reigned
instead of Coniah the son of Jehoiakim, whom Nebuchadrezzar king
of Babylon made king in the land of Judah.
37:2: But neither he, nor his servants, nor the people
of the land, did hearken unto the words of the LORD, which he
spake by the prophet Jeremiah.
37:3: And Zedekiah the king sent Jehucal the son
of Shelemiah and Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah the priest to the
prophet Jeremiah, saying, Pray now unto the LORD our God for us.
37:4: Now Jeremiah came in and went out among the
people: for they had not put him into prison.
37:5: Then Pharaoh's army was come forth out of Egypt:
and when the Chaldeans that besieged Jerusalem heard tidings of
them, they departed from Jerusalem.
37:6: Then came the word of the LORD unto the prophet
37:7: Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; Thus
shall ye say to the king of Judah, that sent you unto me to enquire
of me; Behold, Pharaoh's army, which is come forth to help you,
shall return to Egypt into their own land.
37:8: And the Chaldeans shall come again, and fight
against this city, and take it, and burn it with fire.
37:9: Thus saith the LORD; Deceive not yourselves,
saying, The Chaldeans shall surely depart from us: for they shall
37:10: For though ye had smitten the whole army of
the Chaldeans that fight against you, and there remained but wounded
men among them, yet should they rise up every man in his tent,
and burn this city with fire.
37:11: And it came to pass, that when the army of
the Chaldeans was broken up from Jerusalem for fear of Pharaoh's
37:12: Then Jeremiah went forth out of Jerusalem
to go into the land of Benjamin, to separate himself thence in
the midst of the people.
37:13: And when he was in the gate of Benjamin, a
captain of the ward was there, whose name was Irijah, the son
of Shelemiah, the son of Hananiah; and he took Jeremiah the prophet,
saying, Thou fallest away to the Chaldeans.
37:14: Then said Jeremiah, It is false; I fall not
away to the Chaldeans. But he hearkened not to him: so Irijah
took Jeremiah, and brought him to the princes.
37:15: Wherefore the princes were wroth with Jeremiah,
and smote him, and put him in prison in the house of Jonathan
the scribe: for they had made that the prison.
37:16: When Jeremiah was entered into the dungeon,
and into the cabins, and Jeremiah had remained there many days;
37:17: Then Zedekiah the king sent, and took him
out: and the king asked him secretly in his house, and said, Is
there any word from the LORD? And Jeremiah said, There is: for,
said he, thou shalt be delivered into the hand of the king of
37:18: Moreover Jeremiah said unto king Zedekiah,
What have I offended against thee, or against thy servants, or
against this people, that ye have put me in prison?
37:19: Where are now your prophets which prophesied
unto you, saying, The king of Babylon shall not come against you,
nor against this land?
37:20: Therefore hear now, I pray thee, O my lord
the king: let my supplication, I pray thee, be accepted before
thee; that thou cause me not to return to the house of Jonathan
the scribe, lest I die there.
37:21: Then Zedekiah the king commanded that they
should commit Jeremiah into the court of the prison, and that
they should give him daily a piece of bread out of the bakers'
street, until all the bread in the city were spent. Thus Jeremiah
remained in the court of the prison.
38:1: Then Shephatiah the son of Mattan, and Gedaliah
the son of Pashur, and Jucal the son of Shelemiah, and Pashur
the son of Malchiah, heard the words that Jeremiah had spoken
unto all the people, saying,
38:2: Thus saith the LORD, He that remaineth in this
city shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence:
but he that goeth forth to the Chaldeans shall live; for he shall
have his life for a prey, and shall live.
38:3: Thus saith the LORD, This city shall surely
be given into the hand of the king of Babylon's army, which shall
38:4: Therefore the princes said unto the king, We
beseech thee, let this man be put to death: for thus he weakeneth
the hands of the men of war that remain in this city, and the
hands of all the people, in speaking such words unto them: for
this man seeketh not the welfare of this people, but the hurt.
38:5: Then Zedekiah the king said, Behold, he is
in your hand: for the king is not he that can do any thing against
38:6: Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into
the dungeon of Malchiah the son of Hammelech, that was in the
court of the prison: and they let down Jeremiah with cords. And
in the dungeon there was no water, but mire: so Jeremiah sunk
in the mire.
38:7: Now when Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, one of
the eunuchs which was in the king's house, heard that they had
put Jeremiah in the dungeon; the king then sitting in the gate
38:8: Ebed-melech went forth out of the king's house,
and spake to the king, saying,
38:9: My lord the king, these men have done evil
in all that they have done to Jeremiah the prophet, whom they
have cast into the dungeon; and he is like to die for hunger in
the place where he is: for there is no more bread in the city.
38:10: Then the king commanded Ebed-melech the Ethiopian,
saying, Take from hence thirty men with thee, and take up Jeremiah
the prophet out of the dungeon, before he die.
38:11: So Ebed-melech took the men with him, and
went into the house of the king under the treasury, and took thence
old cast clouts and old rotten rags, and let them down by cords
into the dungeon to Jeremiah.
38:12: And Ebed-melech the Ethiopian said unto Jeremiah,
Put now these old cast clouts and rotten rags under thine armholes
under the cords. And Jeremiah did so.
38:13: So they drew up Jeremiah with cords, and took
him up out of the dungeon: and Jeremiah remained in the court
of the prison.
38:14: Then Zedekiah the king sent, and took Jeremiah
the prophet unto him into the third entry that is in the house
of the LORD: and the king said unto Jeremiah, I will ask thee
a thing; hide nothing from me.
38:15: Then Jeremiah said unto Zedekiah, If I declare
it unto thee, wilt thou not surely put me to death? and if I
give thee counsel, wilt thou not hearken unto me?
38:16: So Zedekiah the king sware secretly unto Jeremiah,
saying, As the LORD liveth, that made us this soul, I will not
put thee to death, neither will I give thee into the hand of these
men that seek thy life.
38:17: Then said Jeremiah unto Zedekiah, Thus saith
the LORD, the God of hosts, the God of Israel; If thou wilt assuredly
go forth unto the king of Babylon's princes, then thy soul shall
live, and this city shall not be burned with fire; and thou shalt
live, and thine house:
38:18: But if thou wilt not go forth to the king
of Babylon's princes, then shall this city be given into the hand
of the Chaldeans, and they shall burn it with fire, and thou shalt
not escape out of their hand.
38:19: And Zedekiah the king said unto Jeremiah,
I am afraid of the Jews that are fallen to the Chaldeans, lest
they deliver me into their hand, and they mock me.
38:20: But Jeremiah said, They shall not deliver
thee. Obey, I beseech thee, the voice of the LORD, which I speak
unto thee: so it shall be well unto thee, and thy soul shall live.
38:21: But if thou refuse to go forth, this is the
word that the LORD hath shewed me:
38:22: And, behold, all the women that are left in
the king of Judah's house shall be brought forth to the king of
Babylon's princes, and those women shall say, Thy friends have
set thee on, and have prevailed against thee: thy feet are sunk
in the mire, and they are turned away back.
38:23: So they shall bring out all thy wives and
thy children to the Chaldeans: and thou shalt not escape out of
their hand, but shalt be taken by the hand of the king of Babylon:
and thou shalt cause this city to be burned with fire.
38:24: Then said Zedekiah unto Jeremiah, Let no man
know of these words, and thou shalt not die.
38:25: But if the princes hear that I have talked
with thee, and they come unto thee, and say unto thee, Declare
unto us now what thou hast said unto the king, hide it not from
us, and we will not put thee to death; also what the king said
38:26: Then thou shalt say unto them, I presented
my supplication before the king, that he would not cause me to
return to Jonathan's house, to die there.
38:27: Then came all the princes unto Jeremiah, and
asked him: and he told them according to all these words that
the king had commanded. So they left off speaking with him; for
the matter was not perceived.
38:28: So Jeremiah abode in the court of the prison
until the day that Jerusalem was taken: and he was there when
Jerusalem was taken.
39:1: In the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah,
in the tenth month, came Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon and all
his army against Jerusalem, and they besieged it.
39:2: And in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the
fourth month, the ninth day of the month, the city was broken
39:3: And all the princes of the king of Babylon
came in, and sat in the middle gate, even Nergal-sharezer, Samgar-nebo,
Sarsechim, Rab-saris, Nergal-sharezer, Rabmag, with all the residue
of the princes of the king of Babylon.
39:4: 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 he went out the
way of the plain.
39:5: 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 Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon
to Riblah in the land of Hamath, where he gave judgment upon him.
39:6: 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.
39:7: Moreover he put out Zedekiah's eyes, and bound
him with chains, to carry him to Babylon.
39:8: And the Chaldeans burned the king's house,
and the houses of the people, with fire, and brake down the walls
39:9: Then Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard
carried away captive into Babylon the remnant of the people that
remained in the city, and those that fell away, that fell to him,
with the rest of the people that remained.
39:10: But Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard
left of the poor of the people, which had nothing, in the land
of Judah, and gave them vineyards and fields at the same time.
39:11: Now Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon gave charge
concerning Jeremiah to Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard,
39:12: Take him, and look well to him, and do him
no harm; but do unto him even as he shall say unto thee.
39:13: So Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard sent,
and Nebushasban, Rab-saris, and Nergal-sharezer, Rabmag, and all
the king of Babylon's princes;
39:14: Even they sent, and took Jeremiah out of the
court of the prison, and committed him unto Gedaliah the son of
Ahikam the son of Shaphan, that he should carry him home: so he
dwelt among the people.
39:15: Now the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah,
while he was shut up in the court of the prison, saying,
39:16: Go and speak to Ebed-melech the Ethiopian,
saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold,
I will bring my words upon this city for evil, and not for good;
and they shall be accomplished in that day before thee.
39:17: But I will deliver thee in that day, saith
the LORD: and thou shalt not be given into the hand of the men
of whom thou art afraid.
39:18: For I will surely deliver thee, and thou shalt
not fall by the sword, but thy life shall be for a prey unto thee:
because thou hast put thy trust in me, saith the LORD.
40:1: The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD,
after that Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard had let him go
from Ramah, when he had taken him being bound in chains among
all that were carried away captive of Jerusalem and Judah, which
were carried away captive unto Babylon.
40:2: And the captain of the guard took Jeremiah,
and said unto him, The LORD thy God hath pronounced this evil
upon this place.
40:3: Now the LORD hath brought it, and done according
as he hath said: because ye have sinned against the LORD, and
have not obeyed his voice, therefore this thing is come upon you.
40:4: And now, behold, I loose thee this day from
the chains which were upon thine hand. If it seem good unto thee
to come with me into Babylon, come; and I will look well unto
thee: but if it seem ill unto thee to come with me into Babylon,
forbear: behold, all the land is before thee: whither it seemeth
good and convenient for thee to go, thither go.
40:5: Now while he was not yet gone back, he said,
Go back also to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan,
whom the king of Babylon hath made governor over the cities of
Judah, and dwell with him among the people: or go wheresoever
it seemeth convenient unto thee to go. So the captain of the
guard gave him victuals and a reward, and let him go.
40:6: Then went Jeremiah unto Gedaliah the son of
Ahikam to Mizpah; and dwelt with him among the people that were
left in the land.
40:7: Now when all the captains of the forces which
were in the fields, even they and their men, heard that the king
of Babylon had made Gedaliah the son of Ahikam governor in the
land, and had committed unto him men, and women, and children,
and of the poor of the land, of them that were not carried away
captive to Babylon;
40:8: Then they came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, even
Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and Johanan and Jonathan the sons
of Kareah, and Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth, and the sons of Ephai
the Netophathite, and Jezaniah the son of a Maachathite, they
and their men.
40:9: And Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan
sware unto them and to their men, saying, Fear not to serve the
Chaldeans: dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon, and
it shall be well with you.
40:10: As for me, behold, I will dwell at Mizpah
to serve the Chaldeans, which will come unto us: but ye, gather
ye wine, and summer fruits, and oil, and put them in your vessels,
and dwell in your cities that ye have taken.
40:11: Likewise when all the Jews that were in Moab,
and among the Ammonites, and in Edom, and that were in all the
countries, heard that the king of Babylon had left a remnant of
Judah, and that he had set over them Gedaliah the son of Ahikam
the son of Shaphan;
40:12: Even all the Jews returned out of all places
whither they were driven, and came to the land of Judah, to Gedaliah,
unto Mizpah, and gathered wine and summer fruits very much.
40:13: Moreover Johanan the son of Kareah, and all
the captains of the forces that were in the fields, came to Gedaliah
40:14: And said unto him, Dost thou certainly know
that Baalis the king of the Ammonites hath sent Ishmael the son
of Nethaniah to slay thee? But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam believed
40:15: Then Johanan the son of Kareah spake to Gedaliah
in Mizpah secretly, saying, Let me go, I pray thee, and I will
slay Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and no man shall know it: wherefore
should he slay thee, that all the Jews which are gathered unto
thee should be scattered, and the remnant in Judah perish?
40:16: But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam said unto Johanan
the son of Kareah, Thou shalt not do this thing: for thou speakest
falsely of Ishmael.
41:1: Now it came to pass in the seventh month, that
Ishmael the son of Nethaniah the son of Elishama, of the seed
royal, and the princes of the king, even ten men with him, came
unto Gedaliah the son of Ahikam to Mizpah; and there they did
eat bread together in Mizpah.
41:2: Then arose Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and
the ten men that were with him, and smote Gedaliah the son of
Ahikam the son of Shaphan with the sword, and slew him, whom the
king of Babylon had made governor over the land.
41:3: Ishmael also slew all the Jews that were with
him, even with Gedaliah, at Mizpah, and the Chaldeans that were
found there, and the men of war.
41:4: And it came to pass the second day after he
had slain Gedaliah, and no man knew it,
41:5: That there came certain from Shechem, from
Shiloh, and from Samaria, even fourscore men, having their beards
shaven, and their clothes rent, and having cut themselves, with
offerings and incense in their hand, to bring them to the house
of the LORD.
41:6: And Ishmael the son of Nethaniah went forth
from Mizpah to meet them, weeping all along as he went: and it
came to pass, as he met them, he said unto them, Come to Gedaliah
the son of Ahikam.
41:7: And it was so, when they came into the midst
of the city, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah slew them, and
cast them into the midst of the pit, he, and the men that were
41:8: But ten men were found among them that said
unto Ishmael, Slay us not: for we have treasures in the field,
of wheat, and of barley, and of oil, and of honey. So he forbare,
and slew them not among their brethren.
41:9: Now the pit wherein Ishmael had cast all the
dead bodies of the men, whom he had slain because of Gedaliah,
was it which Asa the king had made for fear of Baasha king of
Israel: and Ishmael the son of Nethaniah filled it with them that
41:10: Then Ishmael carried away captive all the
residue of the people that were in Mizpah, even the king's daughters,
and all the people that remained in Mizpah, whom Nebuzar-adan
the captain of the guard had committed to Gedaliah the son of
Ahikam: and Ishmael the son of Nethaniah carried them away captive,
and departed to go over to the Ammonites.
41:11: But when Johanan the son of Kareah, and all
the captains of the forces that were with him, heard of all the
evil that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah had done,
41:12: Then they took all the men, and went to fight
with Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and found him by the great
waters that are in Gibeon.
41:13: Now it came to pass, that when all the people
which were with Ishmael saw Johanan the son of Kareah, and all
the captains of the forces that were with him, then they were
41:14: So all the people that Ishmael had carried
away captive from Mizpah cast about and returned, and went unto
Johanan the son of Kareah.
41:15: But Ishmael the son of Nethaniah escaped from
Johanan with eight men, and went to the Ammonites.
41:16: Then took Johanan the son of Kareah, and all
the captains of the forces that were with him, all the remnant
of the people whom he had recovered from Ishmael the son of Nethaniah,
from Mizpah, after that he had slain Gedaliah the son of Ahikam,
even mighty men of war, and the women, and the children, and the
eunuchs, whom he had brought again from Gibeon:
41:17: And they departed, and dwelt in the habitation
of Chimham, which is by Bethlehem, to go to enter into Egypt,
41:18: Because of the Chaldeans: for they were afraid
of them, because Ishmael the son of Nethaniah had slain Gedaliah
the son of Ahikam, whom the king of Babylon made governor in the
42:1: Then all the captains of the forces, and Johanan
the son of Kareah, and Jezaniah the son of Hoshaiah, and all the
people from the least even unto the greatest, came near,
42:2: And said unto Jeremiah the prophet, Let, we
beseech thee, our supplication be accepted before thee, and pray
for us unto the LORD thy God, even for all this remnant; (for
we are left but a few of many, as thine eyes do behold us:)
42:3: That the LORD thy God may shew us the way wherein
we may walk, and the thing that we may do.
42:4: Then Jeremiah the prophet said unto them, I
have heard you; behold, I will pray unto the LORD your God according
to your words; and it shall come to pass, that whatsoever thing
the LORD shall answer you, I will declare it unto you; I will
keep nothing back from you.
42:5: Then they said to Jeremiah, The LORD 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.
42:6: Whether it be good, or whether it be evil,
we will 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
42:7: And it came to pass after ten days, that the
word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah.
42:8: Then called he Johanan the son of Kareah, and
all the captains of the forces which were with him, and all the
people from the least even to the greatest,
42:9: And said unto them, Thus saith the LORD, the
God of Israel, unto whom ye sent me to present your supplication
42:10: If ye will still abide in this land, then
will I build you, and not pull you down, and I will plant you,
and not pluck you up: for I repent me of the evil that I have
done unto you.
42:11: Be not afraid of the king of Babylon, of whom
ye are afraid; be not afraid of him, saith the LORD: for I am
with you to save you, and to deliver you from his hand.
42:12: And I will shew mercies unto you, that he
may have mercy upon you, and cause you to return to your own land.
42:13: But if ye say, We will not dwell in this land,
neither obey the voice of the LORD your God,
42:14: Saying, No; but we will go into the land of
Egypt, where we shall see no war, nor hear the sound of the trumpet,
nor have hunger of bread; and there will we dwell:
42:15: 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, and go
to sojourn there;
42:16: Then it shall come to pass, that the sword,
which ye feared, shall overtake you there in the land of Egypt,
and the famine, whereof ye were afraid, shall follow close after
you there in Egypt; and there ye shall die.
42:17: So shall it be with all the men that set their
faces to go into Egypt to sojourn there; they shall 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.
42:18: For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God
of Israel; As mine anger and my fury hath been poured forth upon
the inhabitants of Jerusalem; so shall my fury be poured forth
upon you, when ye shall enter into Egypt: and ye shall be an execration,
and an astonishment, and a curse, and a reproach; and ye shall
see this place no more.
42:19: The LORD hath said concerning you, O ye remnant
of Judah; Go ye not into Egypt: know certainly that I have admonished
you this day.
42:20: For ye dissembled in your hearts, when ye
sent me unto the LORD your God, saying, Pray 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.
42:21: And now I have this day 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.
42:22: Now therefore know certainly that ye shall
die by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence, in the
place whither ye desire to go and to sojourn.
43:1: And 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 him to them,
even all these words,
43:2: Then spake Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and
Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the proud men, saying unto
Jeremiah, Thou speakest falsely: the LORD our God hath not sent
thee to say, Go not into Egypt to sojourn there:
43:3: But Baruch the son of Neriah setteth thee on
against us, for to deliver us into the hand of the Chaldeans,
that they might put us to death, and carry us away captives into
43:4: 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.
43:5: But Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the
captains of the forces, took all the remnant of Judah, that were
returned from all nations, whither they had been driven, to dwell
in the land of Judah;
43:6: Even men, and women, and children, and the
king's daughters, and every person that Nebuzar-adan the captain
of the guard had left with Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son
of Shaphan, and Jeremiah the prophet, and Baruch the son of Neriah.
43:7: So they came into the land of Egypt: for they
obeyed not the voice of the LORD: thus came they even to Tahpanhes.
43:8: Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah
in Tahpanhes, saying,
43:9: Take great stones in thine hand, and hide them
in the clay in the brickkiln, which is at the entry of Pharaoh's
house in Tahpanhes, in the sight of the men of Judah;
43:10: 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, and will set his throne upon
these stones that I have hid; and he shall spread his royal pavilion
43:11: And when he cometh, he shall smite the land
of Egypt, and deliver such as are for death to death; and such
as are for captivity to captivity; and such as are for the sword
to the sword.
43:12: 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.
43:13: He shall break also the images of Beth-shemesh,
that is in the land of Egypt; and the houses of the gods of the
Egyptians shall he burn with fire.
44:1: The word that came to Jeremiah concerning all
the Jews which dwell in the land of Egypt, which dwell at Migdol,
and at Tahpanhes, and at Noph, and in the country of Pathros,
44:2: 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, and no man dwelleth therein,
44:3: Because 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 they knew not, neither they, ye,
nor your fathers.
44:4: Howbeit I sent unto you all my servants the
prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, Oh, do not this
abominable thing that I hate.
44:5: But they hearkened not, nor inclined their
ear to turn from their wickedness, to burn no incense unto other
44:6: Wherefore my fury 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.
44:7: Therefore now this 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;
44:8: In that ye provoke 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?
44:9: Have ye forgotten the 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, which they have committed in the land of Judah, and in
the streets of Jerusalem?
44:10: They are not humbled even unto this day, neither
have they feared, nor walked in my law, nor in my statutes, that
I set before you and before your fathers.
44:11: Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the
God of Israel; Behold, I will set my face against you for evil,
and to cut off all Judah.
44:12: And I will take the remnant of Judah, that
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 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.
44:13: For I will punish them that dwell in the land
of Egypt, as I have punished Jerusalem, by the sword, by the famine,
and by the pestilence:
44:14: So that none of the remnant of Judah, which
are gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall escape
or remain, that they should return into the land of Judah, to
the which they have a desire to return to dwell there: for none
shall return but such as shall escape.
44:15: Then all the men which knew that their wives
had burned incense unto other gods, and all the women that stood
by, a great multitude, even all the people that dwelt in the land
of Egypt, in Pathros, answered Jeremiah, saying,
44:16: As for the word that thou hast spoken unto
us in the name of the LORD, we will not hearken unto thee.
44:17: But we will certainly do whatsoever thing
goeth forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen
of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, as we have
done, we, and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the
cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem: for then had
we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil.
44:18: 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, and have been consumed by the sword and
by the famine.
44:19: 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
44:20: 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,
44:21: The incense that ye burned in the cities of
Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, ye, and your fathers,
your kings, and your princes, and the people of the land, did
not the LORD remember them, and came it not into his mind?
44:22: So that the LORD could no longer bear, because
of the evil of your doings, and because of the abominations which
ye have committed; therefore is your land a desolation, and an
astonishment, and a curse, without an inhabitant, as at this day.
44:23: Because ye have burned incense, and because
ye have sinned against the LORD, and have not obeyed the voice
of the LORD, nor walked in his law, nor in his statutes, nor in
his testimonies; therefore this evil is happened unto you, as
at this day.
44:24: Moreover Jeremiah said unto all the people,
and to all the women, Hear the word of the LORD, all Judah that
are in the land of Egypt:
44:25: Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel,
saying; Ye and your wives have both spoken with your mouths, and
fulfilled with your hand, saying, We will surely perform our vows
that we have vowed, to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and
to pour out drink offerings unto her: ye will surely accomplish
your vows, and surely perform your vows.
44:26: 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 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.
44:27: Behold, I will watch over them for evil, and
not for good: and all the men of Judah that are in the land of
Egypt shall be consumed by the sword and by the famine, until
there be an end of them.
44:28: Yet 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, mine, or theirs.
44:29: 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:
44:30: Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will give Pharaoh-hophra
king of Egypt into the hand of his enemies, and into the hand
of them that seek his life; as I gave Zedekiah king of Judah into
the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, his enemy, and that
sought his life.
45:1: The word that Jeremiah the prophet spake unto
Baruch 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,
45:2: Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, unto
thee, O Baruch;
45:3: Thou didst say, Woe is me now! for the LORD
hath added grief to my sorrow; I fainted in my sighing, and I
find no rest.
45:4: Thus shalt thou say unto him, The LORD saith
thus; Behold, that which I have built will I break down, and that
which I have planted I will pluck up, even this whole land.
45:5: And seekest thou great things for thyself?
seek them not: for, behold, I will bring evil upon all flesh,
saith the LORD: but thy life will I give unto thee for a prey
in all places whither thou goest.
46:1: The word of the LORD which came to Jeremiah
the prophet against the Gentiles;
46:2: Against Egypt, against the 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.
46:3: Order ye the buckler and shield, and draw near
46:4: Harness the horses; and get up, ye horsemen,
and stand forth with your helmets; furbish the spears, and put
on the brigandines.
46:5: Wherefore have I seen them dismayed and turned
away back? and their mighty ones are beaten down, and are fled
apace, and look not back: for fear was round about, saith the
46:6: Let not the swift flee away, nor the mighty
man escape; they shall stumble, and fall toward the north by the
46:7: Who is this that cometh up as a flood, whose
waters are moved as the rivers?
46:8: Egypt riseth up like a flood, and his waters
are moved like the rivers; and he saith, I will go up, and will
cover the earth; I will destroy the city and the inhabitants thereof.
46:9: Come up, ye horses; and rage, ye chariots;
and let the mighty men come forth; the Ethiopians and the Libyans,
that handle the shield; and the Lydians, that handle and bend
46:10: For this is the day of the Lord GOD of hosts,
a day of vengeance, that he may avenge him of his adversaries:
and the sword shall devour, and it shall be satiate and made drunk
with their blood: for the Lord GOD of hosts hath a sacrifice in
the north country by the river Euphrates.
46:11: Go up into Gilead, and take balm, O virgin,
the daughter of Egypt: in vain shalt thou use many medicines;
for thou shalt not be cured.
46:12: 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.
46:13: The word that the LORD spake to Jeremiah the
prophet, how Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon should come and smite
the land of Egypt.
46:14: 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.
46:15: Why are thy valiant men swept away? they
stood not, because the LORD did drive them.
46:16: He made many to fall, yea, 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.
46:17: They did cry there, Pharaoh king of Egypt
is but a noise; he hath passed the time appointed.
46:18: 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 he come.
46:19: O thou daughter dwelling in Egypt, furnish
thyself to go into captivity: for Noph shall be waste and desolate
without an inhabitant.
46:20: Egypt is like a very fair heifer, but destruction
cometh; it cometh out of the north.
46:21: Also her hired men are in the midst of her
like fatted bullocks; for they also are turned back, and are fled
away together: they did not stand, because the day of their calamity
was come upon them, and the time of their visitation.
46:22: 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.
46:23: They shall cut down her forest, saith the
LORD, though it cannot be searched; because they are more than
the grasshoppers, and are innumerable.
46:24: The daughter of Egypt shall be confounded;
she shall be delivered into the hand of the people of the north.
46:25: The LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saith;
Behold, I will punish the multitude of No, and Pharaoh, and Egypt,
with their gods, and their kings; even Pharaoh, and all them that
trust in him:
46:26: And I will deliver them into the hand of those
that seek their lives, and into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king
of Babylon, and into the hand of his servants: and afterward it
shall be inhabited, as in the days of old, saith the LORD.
46:27: But fear not thou, O my servant Jacob, and
be not dismayed, O Israel: for, behold, I will save thee from
afar off, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob
shall return, and be in rest and at ease, and none shall make
46:28: 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 will I not leave
thee wholly unpunished.
47:1: The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah
the prophet against the Philistines, before that Pharaoh smote
47:2: Thus saith the LORD; Behold, waters rise up
out of the north, and shall be an overflowing flood, and shall
overflow the land, and 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.
47:3: At the noise of the stamping of the hoofs of
his strong horses, at the rushing of his chariots, and at the
rumbling of his wheels, the fathers shall not look back to their
children for feebleness of hands;
47:4: Because of the day that cometh to spoil all
the Philistines, and to cut off from Tyrus and Zidon every helper
that remaineth: for the LORD will spoil the Philistines, the remnant
of the country of Caphtor.
47:5: Baldness is come upon Gaza; Ashkelon is cut
off with the remnant of their valley: how long wilt thou cut thyself?
47:6: O thou sword of the LORD, how long will it
be ere thou be quiet? put up thyself into thy scabbard, rest,
and be still.
47:7: How can it be quiet, seeing the LORD hath given
it a charge against Ashkelon, and against the sea shore? there
hath he appointed it.
48:1: Against Moab thus saith the LORD of hosts,
the God of Israel; Woe unto Nebo! for it is spoiled: Kiriathaim
is confounded and taken: Misgab is confounded and dismayed.
48:2: There shall be no more praise of Moab: in Heshbon
they have devised evil against it; come, and let us cut it off
from being a nation. Also thou shalt be cut down, O Madmen; the
sword shall pursue thee.
48:3: A voice of crying shall be from Horonaim, spoiling
and great destruction.
48:4: Moab is destroyed; her little ones have caused
a cry to be heard.
48:5: For in the going up of Luhith continual weeping
shall go up; for in the going down of Horonaim the enemies have
heard a cry of destruction.
48:6: Flee, save your lives, and be like the heath
in the wilderness.
48:7: For because thou hast trusted in thy works
and in thy treasures, thou shalt also be taken: and Chemosh shall
go forth into captivity with his priests and his princes together.
48:8: And the spoiler shall come upon every city,
and no city shall escape: the valley also shall perish, and the
plain shall be destroyed, as the LORD hath spoken.
48:9: Give wings unto Moab, that it may flee and
get away: for the cities thereof shall be desolate, without any
to dwell therein.
48:10: Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD
deceitfully, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from
48:11: Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and
he hath settled on his lees, and hath not been emptied from vessel
to vessel, neither hath he gone into captivity: therefore his
taste remained in him, and his scent is not changed.
48:12: Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the
LORD, that I will send unto him wanderers, that shall cause him
to wander, and shall empty his vessels, and break their bottles.
48:13: And Moab shall be ashamed of Chemosh, as the
house of Israel was ashamed of Bethel their confidence.
48:14: How say ye, We are mighty and strong men for
48:15: Moab is spoiled, and gone up out of her cities,
and his chosen young men are gone down to the slaughter, saith
the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts.
48:16: The calamity of Moab is near to come, and
his affliction hasteth fast.
48:17: All ye that are about him, bemoan him; and
all ye that know his name, say, How is the strong staff broken,
and the beautiful rod!
48:18: Thou daughter that dost inhabit Dibon, come
down from thy glory, and sit in thirst; for the spoiler of Moab
shall come upon thee, and he shall destroy thy strong holds.
48:19: O inhabitant of Aroer, stand by the way, and
espy; ask him that fleeth, and her that escapeth, and say, What
48:20: Moab is confounded; for it is broken down:
howl and cry; and tell ye it in Arnon, that Moab is spoiled,
48:21: And judgment is come upon the plain country;
upon Holon, and upon Jahazah, and upon Mephaath,
48:22: And upon Dibon, and upon Nebo, and upon Beth-diblathaim,
48:23: And upon Kiriathaim, and upon Beth-gamul,
and upon Beth-meon,
48:24: And upon Kerioth, and upon Bozrah, and upon
all the cities of the land of Moab, far or near.
48:25: The horn of Moab is cut off, and his arm is
broken, saith the LORD.
48:26: Make ye him drunken: for he magnified himself
against the LORD: Moab also shall wallow in his vomit, and he
also shall be in derision.
48:27: For was not Israel a derision unto thee?
was he found among thieves? for since thou spakest of him, thou
skippedst for joy.
48:28: O ye that dwell in Moab, leave the cities,
and dwell in the rock, and be like the dove that maketh her nest
in the sides of the hole's mouth.
48:29: We have heard the pride of Moab, (he is exceeding
proud) his loftiness, and his arrogancy, and his pride, and the
haughtiness of his heart.
48:30: I know his wrath, saith the LORD; but it shall
not be so; his lies shall not so effect it.
48:31: Therefore will I howl for Moab, and I will
cry out for all Moab; mine heart shall mourn for the men of Kir-heres.
48:32: O vine of Sibmah, I will weep for thee with
the weeping of Jazer: thy plants are gone over the sea, they reach
even to the sea of Jazer: the spoiler is fallen upon thy summer
fruits and upon thy vintage.
48:33: And joy and gladness is taken from the plentiful
field, and from the land of Moab; and I have caused wine to fail
from the winepresses: none shall tread with shouting; their shouting
shall be no shouting.
48:34: From the cry of Heshbon even unto Elealeh,
and even unto Jahaz, have they uttered their voice, from Zoar
even unto Horonaim, as an heifer of three years old: for the waters
also of Nimrim shall be desolate.
48:35: Moreover I will cause to cease in Moab, saith
the LORD, him that offereth in the high places, and him that burneth
incense to his gods.
48:36: Therefore mine heart shall sound for Moab
like pipes, and mine heart shall sound like pipes for the men
of Kir-heres: because the riches that he hath gotten are perished.
48:37: For every head shall be bald, and every beard
clipped: upon all the hands shall be cuttings, and upon the loins
48:38: There shall be lamentation generally upon
all the housetops of Moab, and in the streets thereof: for I have
broken Moab like a vessel wherein is no pleasure, saith the LORD.
48:39: They shall howl, saying, How is it broken
down! how hath Moab turned the back with shame! so shall Moab
be a derision and a dismaying to all them about him.
48:40: For thus saith the LORD; Behold, he shall
fly as an eagle, and shall spread his wings over Moab.
48:41: Kerioth is taken, and the strong holds are
surprised, and the mighty men's hearts in Moab at that day shall
be as the heart of a woman in her pangs.
48:42: And Moab shall be destroyed from being a people,
because he hath magnified himself against the LORD.
48:43: Fear, and the pit, and the snare, shall be
upon thee, O inhabitant of Moab, saith the LORD.
48:44: He that fleeth from the fear shall fall into
the pit; and he that getteth up out of the pit shall be taken
in the snare: for I will bring upon it, even upon Moab, the year
of their visitation, saith the LORD.
48:45: They that fled stood under the shadow of Heshbon
because of the force: but a fire shall come forth out of Heshbon,
and a flame from the midst of Sihon, and shall devour the corner
of Moab, and the crown of the head of the tumultuous ones.
48:46: Woe be unto thee, O Moab! the people of Chemosh
perisheth: for thy sons are taken captives, and thy daughters
48:47: Yet will I bring again the captivity of Moab
in the latter days, saith the LORD. Thus far is the judgment
49:1: Concerning the Ammonites, thus saith the LORD;
Hath Israel no sons? hath he no heir? why then doth their king
inherit Gad, and his people dwell in his cities?
49:2: Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the
LORD, that I will cause an alarm of war to be heard in Rabbah
of the Ammonites; and it shall be a desolate heap, and her daughters
shall be burned with fire: then shall Israel be heir unto them
that were his heirs, saith the LORD.
49:3: Howl, O Heshbon, for Ai is spoiled: cry, ye
daughters of Rabbah, gird you with sackcloth; lament, and run
to and fro by the hedges; for their king shall go into captivity,
and his priests and his princes together.
49:4: Wherefore gloriest thou in the valleys, thy
flowing valley, O backsliding daughter? that trusted in her treasures,
saying, Who shall come unto me?
49:5: Behold, I will bring a fear upon thee, saith
the Lord GOD of hosts, from all those that be about thee; and
ye shall be driven out every man right forth; and none shall gather
up him that wandereth.
49:6: And afterward I will bring again the captivity
of the children of Ammon, saith the LORD.
49:7: Concerning Edom, thus saith the LORD of hosts;
Is wisdom no more in Teman? is counsel perished from the prudent?
is their wisdom vanished?
49:8: Flee ye, turn back, dwell deep, O inhabitants
of Dedan; for I will bring the calamity of Esau upon him, the
time that I will visit him.
49:9: If grapegatherers come to thee, would they
not leave some gleaning grapes? if thieves by night, they will
destroy till they have enough.
49:10: But I have made Esau bare, I have uncovered
his secret places, and he shall not be able to hide himself: his
seed is spoiled, and his brethren, and his neighbours, and he
49:11: Leave thy fatherless children, I will preserve
them alive; and let thy widows trust in me.
49:12: For thus saith the LORD; Behold, they whose
judgment was not to drink of the cup have assuredly drunken; and
art thou he that shall altogether go unpunished? thou shalt not
go unpunished, but thou shalt surely drink of it.
49:13: For I have sworn by myself, saith the LORD,
that Bozrah shall become a desolation, a reproach, a waste, and
a curse; and all the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes.
49:14: I have heard a rumour from the LORD, and an
ambassador is sent unto the heathen, saying, Gather ye together,
and come against her, and rise up to the battle.
49:15: For, lo, I will make thee small among the
heathen, and despised among men.
49:16: Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, and the
pride of thine heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the
rock, that holdest the height of the hill: though thou shouldest
make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from
thence, saith the LORD.
49:17: Also Edom shall be a desolation: every one
that goeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss at all the
49:18: As in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah
and the neighbour cities thereof, saith the LORD, no man shall
abide there, neither shall a son of man dwell in it.
49:19: Behold, he shall come up like a lion from
the swelling of Jordan against the habitation of the strong: but
I will suddenly make him run away from her: and who is a chosen
man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who
will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will
stand before me?
49:20: Therefore hear the counsel of the LORD, that
he hath taken against Edom; and his purposes, that he hath purposed
against the inhabitants of Teman: Surely the least of the flock
shall draw them out: surely he shall make their habitations desolate
49:21: The earth is moved at the noise of their fall,
at the cry the noise thereof was heard in the Red sea.
49:22: Behold, he shall come up and fly as the eagle,
and spread his wings over Bozrah: and at that day shall the heart
of the mighty men of Edom be as the heart of a woman in her pangs.
49:23: Concerning Damascus. Hamath is confounded,
and Arpad: for they have heard evil tidings: they are fainthearted;
there is sorrow on the sea; it cannot be quiet.
49:24: Damascus is waxed feeble, and turneth herself
to flee, and fear hath seized on her: anguish and sorrows have
taken her, as a woman in travail.
49:25: How is the city of praise not left, the city
of my joy!
49:26: Therefore her young men shall fall in her
streets, and all the men of war shall be cut off in that day,
saith the LORD of hosts.
49:27: And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus,
and it shall consume the palaces of Ben-hadad.
49:28: Concerning Kedar, and concerning the kingdoms
of Hazor, which Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon shall smite, thus
saith the LORD; Arise ye, go up to Kedar, and spoil the men of
49:29: Their tents and their flocks shall they take
away: they shall take to themselves their curtains, and all their
vessels, and their camels; and they shall cry unto them, Fear
is on every side.
49:30: Flee, get you far off, dwell deep, O ye inhabitants
of Hazor, saith the LORD; for Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath
taken counsel against you, and hath conceived a purpose against
49:31: Arise, get you up unto the wealthy nation,
that dwelleth without care, saith the LORD, which have neither
gates nor bars, which dwell alone.
49:32: And their camels shall be a booty, and the
multitude of their cattle a spoil: and I will scatter into all
winds them that are in the utmost corners; and I will bring their
calamity from all sides thereof, saith the LORD.
49:33: And Hazor shall be a dwelling for dragons,
and a desolation for ever: there shall no man abide there, nor
any son of man dwell in it.
49:34: The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah
the prophet against Elam in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah
king of Judah, saying,
49:35: Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will
break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might.
49:36: And upon Elam will I bring the four winds
from the four quarters of heaven, and will scatter them toward
all those winds; and there shall be no nation whither the outcasts
of Elam shall not come.
49:37: For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before
their enemies, and before them that seek their life: and I will
bring evil upon them even my fierce anger, saith the LORD; and
I will send the sword after them, till I have consumed them:
49:38: And I will set my throne in Elam, and will
destroy from thence the king and the princes, saith the LORD.
49:39: But it shall come to pass in the latter days,
that I will bring again the captivity of Elam, saith the LORD.
50:1: The word that the LORD spake against Babylon
and against the land of the Chaldeans by Jeremiah the prophet.
50:2: Declare ye among the nations, and publish,
and set up a standard; publish, and conceal not: say, Babylon
is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is broken in pieces; her
idols are confounded, her images are broken in pieces.
50:3: For out of the north there cometh up a nation
against her, which shall make her land desolate, and none shall
dwell therein: they shall remove, they shall depart, both man
50:4: In those days, and in that time, saith the
LORD, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children
of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and seek
the LORD their God.
50:5: They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces
thitherward, saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to the LORD
in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten.
50:6: My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds
have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the
mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten
50:7: All that found them have devoured them: and
their adversaries said, We offend not, because they have sinned
against the LORD, the habitation of justice, even the LORD, the
hope of their fathers.
50:8: Remove out of the midst of Babylon, and go
forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as the he goats
before the flocks.
50:9: For, lo, I will raise and cause to come up
against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country:
and they shall set themselves in array against her; from thence
she shall be taken: their arrows shall be as of a mighty expert
man; none shall return in vain.
50:10: And Chaldea shall be a spoil: all that spoil
her shall be satisfied, saith the LORD.
50:11: Because ye were glad, because ye rejoiced,
O ye destroyers of mine heritage, because ye are grown fat as
the heifer at grass, and bellow as bulls;
50:12: Your mother shall be sore confounded; she
that bare you shall be ashamed: behold, the hindermost of the
nations shall be a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.
50:13: Because of the wrath of the LORD it shall
not be inhabited, but it shall be wholly desolate: every one that
goeth by Babylon shall be astonished, and hiss at all her plagues.
50:14: Put yourselves in array against Babylon round
about: all ye that bend the bow, shoot at her, spare no arrows:
for she hath sinned against the LORD.
50:15: Shout against her round about: she hath given
her hand: her foundations are fallen, her walls are thrown down:
for it is the vengeance of the LORD: take vengeance upon her;
as she hath done, do unto her.
50:16: Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that
handleth the sickle in the time of harvest: for fear of the oppressing
sword they shall turn every one to his people, and they shall
flee every one to his own land.
50:17: Israel is a scattered sheep; the lions have
driven him away: first the king of Assyria hath devoured him;
and last this Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath broken his bones.
50:18: Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the
God of Israel; Behold, I will punish the king of Babylon and his
land, as I have punished the king of Assyria.
50:19: And I will bring Israel again to his habitation,
and he shall feed on Carmel and Bashan, and his soul shall be
satisfied upon mount Ephraim and Gilead.
50:20: In those days, and in that time, saith the
LORD, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall
be none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found: for
I will pardon them whom I reserve.
50:21: Go up against the land of Merathaim, even
against it, and against the inhabitants of Pekod: waste and utterly
destroy after them, saith the LORD, and do according to all that
I have commanded thee.
50:22: A sound of battle is in the land, and of great
50:23: How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder
and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!
50:24: I have laid a snare for thee, and thou art
also taken, O Babylon, and thou wast not aware: thou art found,
and also caught, because thou hast striven against the LORD.
50:25: The LORD hath opened his armoury, and hath
brought forth the weapons of his indignation: for this is the
work of the Lord GOD of hosts in the land of the Chaldeans.
50:26: Come against her from the utmost border, open
her storehouses: cast her up as heaps, and destroy her utterly:
let nothing of her be left.
50:27: Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to
the slaughter: woe unto them! for their day is come, the time
of their visitation.
50:28: The voice of them that flee and escape out
of the land of Babylon, to declare in Zion the vengeance of the
LORD our God, the vengeance of his temple.
50:29: Call together the archers against Babylon:
all ye that bend the bow, camp against it round about; let none
thereof escape: recompense her according to her work; according
to all that she hath done, do unto her: for she hath been proud
against the LORD, against the Holy One of Israel.
50:30: Therefore shall her young men fall in the
streets, and all her men of war shall be cut off in that day,
saith the LORD.
50:31: Behold, I am against thee, O thou most proud,
saith the Lord GOD of hosts: for thy day is come, the time that
I will visit thee.
50:32: And the most proud shall stumble and fall,
and none shall raise him up: and I will kindle a fire in his cities,
and it shall devour all round about him.
50:33: Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The children
of Israel and the children of Judah were oppressed together: and
all that took them captives held them fast; they refused to let
50:34: Their Redeemer is strong; the LORD of hosts
is his name: he shall throughly plead their cause, that he may
give rest to the land, and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon.
50:35: A sword is upon the Chaldeans, saith the LORD,
and upon the inhabitants of Babylon, and upon her princes, and
upon her wise men.
50:36: A sword is upon the liars; and they shall
dote: a sword is upon her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed.
50:37: A sword is upon their horses, and upon their
chariots, and upon all the mingled people that are in the midst
of her; and they shall become as women: a sword is upon her treasures;
and they shall be robbed.
50:38: A drought is upon her waters; and they shall
be dried up: for it is the land of graven images, and they are
mad upon their idols.
50:39: Therefore the wild beasts of the desert with
the wild beasts of the islands shall dwell there, and the owls
shall dwell therein: and it shall be no more inhabited for ever;
neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation.
50:40: As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and the
neighbour cities thereof, saith the LORD; so shall no man abide
there, neither shall any son of man dwell therein.
50:41: Behold, a people shall come from the north,
and a great nation, and many kings shall be raised up from the
coasts of the earth.
50:42: They shall hold the bow and the lance: they
are cruel, and will not shew mercy: their voice shall roar like
the sea, and they shall ride upon horses, every one put in array,
like a man to the battle, against thee, O daughter of Babylon.
50:43: The king of Babylon hath heard the report
of them, and his hands waxed feeble: anguish took hold of him,
and pangs as of a woman in travail.
50:44: Behold, he shall come up like a lion from
the swelling of Jordan unto the habitation of the strong: but
I will make them suddenly run away from her: and who is a chosen
man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who
will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will
stand before me?
50:45: Therefore hear ye the counsel of the LORD,
that he hath taken against Babylon; and his purposes, that he
hath purposed against the land of the Chaldeans: Surely the least
of the flock shall draw them out: surely he shall make their habitation
desolate with them.
50:46: At the noise of the taking of Babylon the
earth is moved, and the cry is heard among the nations.
51:1: Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will raise up
against Babylon, and against them that dwell in the midst of them
that rise up against me, a destroying wind;
51:2: And will send unto Babylon fanners, that shall
fan her, and shall empty her land: for in the day of trouble they
shall be against her round about.
51:3: Against him that bendeth let the archer bend
his bow, and against him that lifteth himself up in his brigandine:
and spare ye not her young men; destroy ye utterly all her host.
51:4: Thus the slain shall fall in the land of the
Chaldeans, and they that are thrust through in her streets.
51:5: For Israel hath not been forsaken, nor Judah
of his God, of the LORD of hosts; though their land was filled
with sin against the Holy One of Israel.
51:6: Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver
every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is
the time of the LORD's vengeance; he will render unto her a recompence.
51:7: Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD's
hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken
of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.
51:8: Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl
for her; take balm for her pain, if so she may be healed.
51:9: We would have healed Babylon, but she is not
healed: forsake her, and let us go every one into his own country:
for her judgment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted up even to
51:10: The LORD hath brought forth our righteousness:
come, and let us declare in Zion the work of the LORD our God.
51:11: Make bright the arrows; gather the shields:
the LORD hath raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes:
for his device is against Babylon, to destroy it; because it is
the vengeance of the LORD, the vengeance of his temple.
51:12: Set up the standard upon the walls of Babylon,
make the watch strong, set up the watchmen, prepare the ambushes:
for the LORD hath both devised and done that which he spake against
the inhabitants of Babylon.
51:13: O thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant
in treasures, thine end is come, and the measure of thy covetousness.
51:14: The LORD of hosts hath sworn by himself, saying,
Surely I will fill thee with men, as with caterpillers; and they
shall lift up a shout against thee.
51:15: He hath made the earth by his power, he hath
established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the
heaven by his understanding.
51:16: When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude
of waters in the heavens; and he causeth the vapours to ascend
from the ends of the earth: he maketh lightnings with rain, and
bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.
51:17: Every man is brutish by his knowledge; every
founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image
is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.
51:18: They are vanity, the work of errors: in the
time of their visitation they shall perish.
51:19: The portion of Jacob is not like them; for
he is the former of all things: and Israel is the rod of his inheritance:
the LORD of hosts is his name.
51:20: Thou art my battle axe and weapons of war:
for with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee
will I destroy kingdoms;
51:21: And with thee will I break in pieces the horse
and his rider; and with thee will I break in pieces the chariot
and his rider;
51:22: With thee also will I break in pieces man
and woman; and with thee will I break in pieces old and young;
and with thee will I break in pieces the young man and the maid;
51:23: I will also break in pieces with thee the
shepherd and his flock; and with thee will I break in pieces the
husbandman and his yoke of oxen; and with thee will I break in
pieces captains and rulers.
51:24: And I will render unto Babylon and to all
the inhabitants of Chaldea all their evil that they have done
in Zion in your sight, saith the LORD.
51:25: Behold, I am against thee, O destroying mountain,
saith the LORD, which destroyest all the earth: and I will stretch
out mine hand upon thee, and roll thee down from the rocks, and
will make thee a burnt mountain.
51:26: And they shall not take of thee a stone for
a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but thou shalt be desolate
for ever, saith the LORD.
51:27: Set ye up a standard in the land, blow the
trumpet among the nations, prepare the nations against her, call
together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashchenaz;
appoint a captain against her; cause the horses to come up as
the rough caterpillers.
51:28: Prepare against her the nations with the kings
of the Medes, the captains thereof, and all the rulers thereof,
and all the land of his dominion.
51:29: And the land shall tremble and sorrow: for
every purpose of the LORD shall be performed against Babylon,
to make the land of Babylon a desolation without an inhabitant.
51:30: The mighty men of Babylon have forborn to
fight, they have remained in their holds: their might hath failed;
they became as women: they have burned her dwellingplaces; her
bars are broken.
51:31: One post shall run to meet another, and one
messenger to meet another, to shew the king of Babylon that his
city is taken at one end,
51:32: And that the passages are stopped, and the
reeds they have burned with fire, and the men of war are affrighted.
51:33: For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God
of Israel; The daughter of Babylon is like a threshingfloor, it
is time to thresh her: yet a little while, and the time of her
harvest shall come.
51:34: Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon hath devoured
me, he hath crushed me, he hath made me an empty vessel, he hath
swallowed me up like a dragon, he hath filled his belly with my
delicates, he hath cast me out.
51:35: The violence done to me and to my flesh be
upon Babylon, shall the inhabitant of Zion say; and my blood upon
the inhabitants of Chaldea, shall Jerusalem say.
51:36: Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will
plead thy cause, and take vengeance for thee; and I will dry up
her sea, and make her springs dry.
51:37: And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwellingplace
for dragons, an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant.
51:38: They shall roar together like lions: they
shall yell as lion's whelps.
51:39: In their heat I will make their feasts, and
I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual
sleep, and not wake, saith the LORD.
51:40: I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter,
like rams with he goats.
51:41: How is Sheshach taken! and how is the praise
of the whole earth surprised! how is Babylon become an astonishment
among the nations!
51:42: The sea is come up upon Babylon: she is covered
with the multitude of the waves thereof.
51:43: Her cities are a desolation, a dry land, and
a wilderness, a land wherein no man dwelleth, neither doth any
son of man pass thereby.
51:44: And I will punish Bel in Babylon, and I will
bring forth out of his mouth that which he hath swallowed up:
and the nations shall not flow together any more unto him: yea,
the wall of Babylon shall fall.
51:45: My people, go ye out of the midst of her,
and deliver ye every man his soul from the fierce anger of the
51:46: And lest your heart faint, and ye fear for
the rumour that shall be heard in the land; a rumour shall both
come one year, and after that in another year shall come a rumour,
and violence in the land, ruler against ruler.
51:47: Therefore, behold, the days come, that I will
do judgment upon the graven images of Babylon: and her whole land
shall be confounded, and all her slain shall fall in the midst
51:48: Then the heaven and the earth, and all that
is therein, shall sing for Babylon: for the spoilers shall come
unto her from the north, saith the LORD.
51:49: As Babylon hath caused the slain of Israel
to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the earth.
51:50: Ye that have escaped the sword, go away, stand
not still: remember the LORD afar off, and let Jerusalem come
into your mind.
51:51: We are confounded, because we have heard reproach:
shame hath covered our faces: for strangers are come into the
sanctuaries of the LORD's house.
51:52: Wherefore, behold, the days come, saith the
LORD, that I will do judgment upon her graven images: and through
all her land the wounded shall groan.
51:53: Though Babylon should mount up to heaven,
and though she should fortify the height of her strength, yet
from me shall spoilers come unto her, saith the LORD.
51:54: A sound of a cry cometh from Babylon, and
great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans:
51:55: Because the LORD hath spoiled Babylon, and
destroyed out of her the great voice; when her waves do roar like
great waters, a noise of their voice is uttered:
51:56: Because the spoiler is come upon her, even
upon Babylon, and her mighty men are taken, every one of their
bows is broken: for the LORD God of recompences shall surely requite.
51:57: And I will make drunk her princes, and her
wise men, her captains, and her rulers, and her mighty men: and
they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the King,
whose name is the LORD of hosts.
51:58: Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The broad walls
of Babylon shall be utterly broken, and her high gates shall be
burned with fire; and the people shall labour in vain, and the
folk in the fire, and they shall be weary.
51:59: The word which Jeremiah the prophet commanded
Seraiah the son of Neriah, the son of Maaseiah, when he went with
Zedekiah the king of Judah into Babylon in the fourth year of
his reign. And this Seraiah was a quiet prince.
51:60: So Jeremiah wrote in a book all the evil that
should come upon Babylon, even all these words that are written
51:61: And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When thou comest
to Babylon, and shalt see, and shalt read all these words;
51:62: Then shalt thou say, O LORD, thou hast spoken
against this place, to cut it off, that none shall remain in it,
neither man nor beast, but that it shall be desolate for ever.
51:63: And it shall be, when thou hast made an end
of reading this book, that thou shalt bind a stone to it, and
cast it into the midst of Euphrates:
51:64: And thou shalt say, Thus shall Babylon sink,
and shall not rise from the evil that I will bring upon her: and
they shall be weary. Thus far are the words of Jeremiah.
52:1: Zedekiah was one and twenty years old when
he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem.
And his mother's name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of
52:2: And he did that which was evil in the eyes
of the LORD, according to all that Jehoiakim had done.
52:3: For through the anger of the LORD it came to
pass in Jerusalem and Judah, till he had cast them out from his
presence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.
52:4: And it came to pass in the ninth year of his
reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that
Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came, he and all his army, against
Jerusalem, and pitched against it, and built forts against it
52:5: So the city was besieged unto the eleventh
year of king Zedekiah.
52:6: And in the fourth month, in the ninth day of
the month, the famine was sore in the city, so that there was
no bread for the people of the land.
52:7: Then the city was broken up, and all the men
of war fled, and went forth out of the city by night by the way
of the gate between the two walls, which was by the king's garden;
(now the Chaldeans were by the city round about:) and they went
by the way of the plain.
52:8: But the army of the Chaldeans pursued after
the king, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho; and
all his army was scattered from him.
52:9: Then they took the king, and carried him up
unto the king of Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath; where
he gave judgment upon him.
52:10: And the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah
before his eyes: he slew also all the princes of Judah in Riblah.
52:11: Then he put out the eyes of Zedekiah; and
the king of Babylon bound him in chains, and carried him to Babylon,
and put him in prison till the day of his death.
52:12: Now in the fifth month, in the tenth day of
the month, which was the nineteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar king
of Babylon, came Nebuzar-adan, captain of the guard, which served
the king of Babylon, into Jerusalem,
52:13: And burned the house of the LORD, and the
king's house; and all the houses of Jerusalem, and all the houses
of the great men, burned he with fire:
52:14: And all the army of the Chaldeans, that were
with the captain of the guard, brake down all the walls of Jerusalem
52:15: Then Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard
carried away captive certain of the poor of the people, and the
residue of the people that remained in the city, and those that
fell away, that fell to the king of Babylon, and the rest of the
52:16: But Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard
left certain of the poor of the land for vinedressers and for
52:17: Also the pillars of brass that were in the
house of the LORD, and the bases, and the brasen sea that was
in the house of the LORD, the Chaldeans brake, and carried all
the brass of them to Babylon.
52:18: The caldrons also, and the shovels, and the
snuffers, and the bowls, and the spoons, and all the vessels of
brass wherewith they ministered, took they away.
52:19: And the basons, and the firepans, and the
bowls, and the caldrons, and the candlesticks, and the spoons,
and the cups; that which was of gold in gold, and that which was
of silver in silver, took the captain of the guard away.
52:20: The two pillars, one sea, and twelve brasen
bulls that were under the bases, which king Solomon had made in
the house of the LORD: the brass of all these vessels was without
52:21: And concerning the pillars, the height of
one pillar was eighteen cubits; and a fillet of twelve cubits
did compass it; and the thickness thereof was four fingers: it
52:22: And a chapiter of brass was upon it; and the
height of one chapiter was five cubits, with network and pomegranates
upon the chapiters round about, all of brass. The second pillar
also and the pomegranates were like unto these.
52:23: And there were ninety and six pomegranates
on a side; and all the pomegranates upon the network were an hundred
52:24: And the captain of the guard took Seraiah
the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three
keepers of the door:
52:25: He took also out of the city an eunuch, which
had the charge of the men of war; and seven men of them that were
near the king's person, which were found in the city; and the
principal scribe of the host, who mustered the people of the land;
and threescore men of the people of the land, that were found
in the midst of the city.
52:26: So Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard took
them, and brought them to the king of Babylon to Riblah.
52:27: And the king of Babylon smote them, and put
them to death in Riblah in the land of Hamath. Thus Judah was
carried away captive out of his own land.
52:28: This is the people whom Nebuchadrezzar carried
away captive: in the seventh year three thousand Jews and three
52:29: In the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar he
carried away captive from Jerusalem eight hundred thirty and two
52:30: In the three and twentieth year of Nebuchadrezzar
Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard carried away captive of
the Jews seven hundred forty and five persons: all the persons
were four thousand and six hundred.
52:31: And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth
year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth
month, in the five and twentieth day of the month, that Evil-merodach
king of Babylon in the first year of his reign lifted up the head
of Jehoiachin king of Judah, and brought him forth out of prison,
52:32: And spake kindly unto him, and set his throne
above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon,
52:33: And changed his prison garments: and he did
continually eat bread before him all the days of his life.
52:34: And for his diet, there was a continual diet
given him of the king of Babylon, every day a portion until the
day of his death, all the days of his life.