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24:042:018 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.
24:042:019 The LORD hath said concerning you, O ye remnant of Judah; Go
ye not into Egypt: know certainly that I have admonished you
24:042:020 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.
24:042:021 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.
24:042:022 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.
24:043:001 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,
24:043:002 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:
24:043:003 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 Babylon.
24:043:004 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.
24:043:005 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;
24:043:006 Even men, and women, and children, and the king's daughters,
and every person that Nebuzaradan 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.
24:043:007 So they came into the land of Egypt: for they obeyed not the
voice of the LORD: thus came they even to Tahpanhes.
24:043:008 Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah in Tahpanhes,
24:043:009 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;
24:043:010 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
24:043:011 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
24:043:012 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
24:043:013 He shall break also the images of Bethshemesh, that is in the
land of Egypt; and the houses of the gods of the Egyptians
shall he burn with fire.
24:044:001 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, saying,
24:044:002 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,
24:044:003 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
24:044:004 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.
24:044:005 But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear to turn from
their wickedness, to burn no incense unto other gods.
24:044:006 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.
24:044:007 Therefore now thus saith the LORD, the God of hosts, the God
of Israel; Wherefore commit ye this great evil against your
souls, to cut off from you man and woman, child and suckling,
out of Judah, to leave you none to remain;
24:044:008 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?
24:044:009 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?
24:044:010 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.
24:044:011 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.
24:044:012 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.
24:044:013 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
24:044:014 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.
24:044:015 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,
24:044:016 As for the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of
the LORD, we will not hearken unto thee.
24:044:017 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.
24:044:018 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.
24:044:019 And when we burned incense to the queen of heaven, and poured
out drink offerings unto her, did we make her cakes to worship
her, and pour out drink offerings unto her, without our men?
24:044:020 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,
24:044:021 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?
24:044:022 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
24:044:023 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
24:044:024 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:
24:044:025 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.
24:044:026 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.
24:044:027 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
24:044:028 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 their's.
24:044:029 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:
24:044:030 Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will give Pharaohhophra 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.
24:045:001 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,
24:045:002 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, unto thee, O Baruch:
24:045:003 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.
24:045:004 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.
24:045:005 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.
24:046:001 The word of the LORD which came to Jeremiah the prophet
against the Gentiles;
24:046:002 Against Egypt, against the army of Pharaohnecho 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.
24:046:003 Order ye the buckler and shield, and draw near to battle.
24:046:004 Harness the horses; and get up, ye horsemen, and stand forth
with your helmets; furbish the spears, and put on the
24:046:005 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 LORD.
24:046:006 Let not the swift flee away, nor the mighty man escape; they
shall stumble, and fall toward the north by the river
24:046:007 Who is this that cometh up as a flood, whose waters are moved
as the rivers?
24:046:008 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.
24:046:009 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 the bow.
24:046:010 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.
24:046:011 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.
24:046:012 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.
24:046:013 The word that the LORD spake to Jeremiah the prophet, how
Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon should come and smite the land
24:046:014 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.
24:046:015 Why are thy valiant men swept away? they stood not, because
the LORD did drive them.
24:046:016 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.
24:046:017 They did cry there, Pharaoh king of Egypt is but a noise; he
hath passed the time appointed.
24:046:018 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.
24:046:019 O thou daughter dwelling in Egypt, furnish thyself to go into
captivity: for Noph shall be waste and desolate without an
24:046:020 Egypt is like a very fair heifer, but destruction cometh; it
cometh out of the north.
24:046:021 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.
24:046:022 The voice thereof shall go like a serpent; for they shall
march with an army, and come against her with axes, as hewers
24:046:023 They shall cut down her forest, saith the LORD, though it
cannot be searched; because they are more than the
grasshoppers, and are innumerable.
24:046:024 The daughter of Egypt shall be confounded; she shall be
delivered into the hand of the people of the north.
24:046:025 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
24:046:026 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.
24:046:027 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 him afraid.
24:046:028 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
24:047:001 The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet against
the Philistines, before that Pharaoh smote Gaza.
24:047:002 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.
24:047:003 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;
24:047:004 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.
24:047:005 Baldness is come upon Gaza; Ashkelon is cut off with the
remnant of their valley: how long wilt thou cut thyself?
24:047:006 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.
24:047:007 How can it be quiet, seeing the LORD hath given it a charge
against Ashkelon, and against the sea shore? there hath he
24:048:001 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.
24:048:002 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.
24:048:003 A voice of crying shall be from Horonaim, spoiling and great
24:048:004 Moab is destroyed; her little ones have caused a cry to be
24:048:005 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
24:048:006 Flee, save your lives, and be like the heath in the
24:048:007 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
24:048:008 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.
24:048:009 Give wings unto Moab, that it may flee and get away: for the
cities thereof shall be desolate, without any to dwell
24:048:010 Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully, and
cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.
24:048:011 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.
24:048:012 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.
24:048:013 And Moab shall be ashamed of Chemosh, as the house of Israel
was ashamed of Bethel their confidence.
24:048:014 How say ye, We are mighty and strong men for the war?
24:048:015 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.
24:048:016 The calamity of Moab is near to come, and his affliction
24:048:017 All ye that are about him, bemoan him; and all ye that know
his name, say, How is the strong staff broken, and the
24:048:018 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.
24:048:019 O inhabitant of Aroer, stand by the way, and espy; ask him
that fleeth, and her that escapeth, and say, What is done?
24:048:020 Moab is confounded; for it is broken down: howl and cry; tell
ye it in Arnon, that Moab is spoiled,
24:048:021 And judgment is come upon the plain country; upon Holon, and
upon Jahazah, and upon Mephaath,
24:048:022 And upon Dibon, and upon Nebo, and upon Bethdiblathaim,
24:048:023 And upon Kiriathaim, and upon Bethgamul, and upon Bethmeon,
24:048:024 And upon Kerioth, and upon Bozrah, and upon all the cities of
the land of Moab, far or near.
24:048:025 The horn of Moab is cut off, and his arm is broken, saith the
24:048:026 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.
24:048:027 For was not Israel a derision unto thee? was he found among
thieves? for since thou spakest of him, thou skippedst for
24:048:028 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.
24:048:029 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.
24:048:030 I know his wrath, saith the LORD; but it shall not be so; his
lies shall not so effect it.
24:048:031 Therefore will I howl for Moab, and I will cry out for all
Moab; mine heart shall mourn for the men of Kirheres.
24:048:032 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.
24:048:033 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.
24:048:034 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.
24:048:035 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.
24:048:036 Therefore mine heart shall sound for Moab like pipes, and mine
heart shall sound like pipes for the men of Kirheres: because
the riches that he hath gotten are perished.
24:048:037 For every head shall be bald, and every beard clipped: upon
all the hands shall be cuttings, and upon the loins sackcloth.
24:048:038 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.
24:048:039 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.
24:048:040 For thus saith the LORD; Behold, he shall fly as an eagle, and
shall spread his wings over Moab.
24:048:041 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.
24:048:042 And Moab shall be destroyed from being a people, because he
hath magnified himself against the LORD.
24:048:043 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, shall be upon thee, O
inhabitant of Moab, saith the LORD.
24:048:044 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.
24:048:045 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.
24:048:046 Woe be unto thee, O Moab! the people of Chemosh perisheth: for
thy sons are taken captives, and thy daughters captives.
24:048:047 Yet will I bring again the captivity of Moab in the latter
days, saith the LORD. Thus far is the judgment of Moab.
24:049:001 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?
24:049:002 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.
24:049:003 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.
24:049:004 Wherefore gloriest thou in the valleys, thy flowing valley, O
backsliding daughter? that trusted in her treasures, saying,
Who shall come unto me?
24:049:005 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
24:049:006 And afterward I will bring again the captivity of the children
of Ammon, saith the LORD.
24:049:007 Concerning Edom, thus saith the LORD of hosts; Is wisdom no
more in Teman? is counsel perished from the prudent? is their
24:049:008 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
24:049:009 If grapegatherers come to thee, would they not leave some
gleaning grapes? if thieves by night, they will destroy till
they have enough.
24:049:010 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 is not.
24:049:011 Leave thy fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and
let thy widows trust in me.
24:049:012 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.
24:049:013 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.
24:049:014 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.
24:049:015 For, lo, I will make thee small among the heathen, and
despised among men.
24:049:016 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.
24:049:017 Also Edom shall be a desolation: every one that goeth by it
shall be astonished, and shall hiss at all the plagues
24:049:018 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.
24:049:019 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
24:049:020 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
24:049:021 The earth is moved at the noise of their fall, at the cry the
noise thereof was heard in the Red sea.
24:049:022 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.
24:049:023 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.
24:049:024 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.
24:049:025 How is the city of praise not left, the city of my joy!
24:049:026 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
24:049:027 And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall
consume the palaces of Benhadad.
24:049:028 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 the east.
24:049:029 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
24:049:030 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 you.
24:049:031 Arise, get you up unto the wealthy nation, that dwelleth
without care, saith the LORD, which have neither gates nor
bars, which dwell alone.
24:049:032 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.
24:049:033 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.
24:049:034 The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet against
Elam in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah,
24:049:035 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will break the bow of
Elam, the chief of their might.
24:049:036 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.
24:049:037 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:
24:049:038 And I will set my throne in Elam, and will destroy from thence
the king and the princes, saith the LORD.
24:049:039 But it shall come to pass in the latter days, that I will
bring again the captivity of Elam, saith the LORD.
24:050:001 The word that the LORD spake against Babylon and against the
land of the Chaldeans by Jeremiah the prophet.
24:050:002 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.
24:050:003 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 and
24:050:004 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.
24:050:005 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.
24:050:006 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 their restingplace.
24:050:007 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
24:050:008 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
24:050:009 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.
24:050:010 And Chaldea shall be a spoil: all that spoil her shall be
satisfied, saith the LORD.
24:050:011 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;
24:050:012 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.
24:050:013 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.
24:050:014 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.
24:050:015 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.
24:050:016 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.
24:050:017 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.
24:050:018 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.
24:050:019 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.
24:050:020 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.
24:050:021 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.
24:050:022 A sound of battle is in the land, and of great destruction.
24:050:023 How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken!
how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!
24:050:024 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.
24:050:025 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.
24:050:026 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.
24:050:027 Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter: woe
unto them! for their day is come, the time of their
24:050:028 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.
24:050:029 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.
24:050:030 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.
24:050:031 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
24:050:032 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.
24:050:033 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 them go.
24:050:034 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.
24:050:035 A sword is upon the Chaldeans, saith the LORD, and upon the
inhabitants of Babylon, and upon her princes, and upon her
24:050:036 A sword is upon the liars; and they shall dote: a sword is
upon her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed.
24:050:037 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.
24:050:038 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
24:050:039 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.
24:050:040 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.
24:050:041 Behold, a people shall come from the north, and a great
nation, and many kings shall be raised up from the coasts of
24:050:042 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.
24:050:043 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.
24:050:044 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
24:050:045 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.
24:050:046 At the noise of the taking of Babylon the earth is moved, and
the cry is heard among the nations.
24:051:001 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;
24:051:002 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.
24:051:003 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.
24:051:004 Thus the slain shall fall in the land of the Chaldeans, and
they that are thrust through in her streets.
24:051:005 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.
24:051:006 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.
24:051:007 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.
24:051:008 Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take
balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.
24:051:009 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 the
24:051:010 The LORD hath brought forth our righteousness: come, and let
us declare in Zion the work of the LORD our God.
24:051:011 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.
24:051:012 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.
24:051:013 O thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures,
thine end is come, and the measure of thy covetousness.
24:051:014 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.
24:051:015 He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the
world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heaven by his
24:051:016 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.
24:051:017 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.
24:051:018 They are vanity, the work of errors: in the time of their
visitation they shall perish.
24:051:019 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.
24:051:020 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
24:051:021 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
24:051:022 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;
24:051:023 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.
24:051:024 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.
24:051:025 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.
24:051:026 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.
24:051:027 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.
24:051:028 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.
24:051:029 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.
24:051:030 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
24:051:031 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
24:051:032 And that the passages are stopped, and the reeds they have
burned with fire, and the men of war are affrighted.
24:051:033 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
24:051:034 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.
24:051:035 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.
24:051:036 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.
24:051:037 And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwellingplace for dragons,
an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant.
24:051:038 They shall roar together like lions: they shall yell as lions'
24:051:039 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.
24:051:040 I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams
with he goats.
24:051:041 How is Sheshach taken! and how is the praise of the whole
earth surprised! how is Babylon become an astonishment among
24:051:042 The sea is come up upon Babylon: she is covered with the
multitude of the waves thereof.
24:051:043 Her cities are a desolation, a dry land, and a wilderness, a
land wherein no man dwelleth, neither doth any son of man pass
24:051:044 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.
24:051:045 My people, go ye out of the midst of her, and deliver ye every
man his soul from the fierce anger of the LORD.
24:051:046 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.
24:051:047 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 of her.
24:051:048 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.
24:051:049 As Babylon hath caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at
Babylon shall fall the slain of all the earth.
24:051:050 Ye that have escaped the sword, go away, stand not still:
remember the LORD afar off, and let Jerusalem come into your
24:051:051 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.
24:051:052 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.
24:051:053 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.
24:051:054 A sound of a cry cometh from Babylon, and great destruction
from the land of the Chaldeans:
24:051:055 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:
24:051:056 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.
24:051:057 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.
24:051:058 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.
24:051:059 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.
24:051:060 So Jeremiah wrote in a book all the evil that should come upon
Babylon, even all these words that are written against
24:051:061 And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When thou comest to Babylon, and
shalt see, and shalt read all these words;
24:051:062 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.
24:051:063 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:
24:051:064 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.
24:052:001 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 Libnah.
24:052:002 And he did that which was evil in the eyes of the LORD,
according to all that Jehoiakim had done.
24:052:003 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.
24:052:004 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 round about.
24:052:005 So the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king
24:052:006 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.
24:052:007 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.
24:052:008 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.
24:052:009 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.
24:052:010 And the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah before his
eyes: he slew also all the princes of Judah in Riblah.
24:052:011 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.
24:052:012 Now in the fifth month, in the tenth day of the month, which
was the nineteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon,
came Nebuzaradan, captain of the guard, which served the king
of Babylon, into Jerusalem,
24:052:013 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:
24:052:014 And all the army of the Chaldeans, that were with the captain
of the guard, brake down all the walls of Jerusalem round
24:052:015 Then Nebuzaradan 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
24:052:016 But Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard left certain of the
poor of the land for vinedressers and for husbandmen.
24:052:017 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
24:052:018 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.
24:052:019 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.
24:052:020 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 weight.
24:052:021 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 was hollow.
24:052:022 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.
24:052:023 And there were ninety and six pomegranates on a side; and all
the pomegranates upon the network were an hundred round about.
24:052:024 And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest,
and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the
24:052:025 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.
24:052:026 So Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard took them, and brought
them to the king of Babylon to Riblah.
24:052:027 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.
24:052:028 This is the people whom Nebuchadrezzar carried away captive:
in the seventh year three thousand Jews and three and twenty:
24:052:029 In the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar he carried away
captive from Jerusalem eight hundred thirty and two persons:
24:052:030 In the three and twentieth year of Nebuchadrezzar Nebuzaradan
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.
24:052:031 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 Evilmerodach
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
24:052:032 And spake kindly unto him, and set his throne above the throne
of the kings that were with him in Babylon,
24:052:033 And changed his prison garments: and he did continually eat
bread before him all the days of his life.
24:052:034 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.
Book 25 Lamentations
25:001:001 How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how
is she become as a widow! she that was great among the
nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become
25:001:002 She weepeth sore in the night, and her tears are on her
cheeks: among all her lovers she hath none to comfort her: all
her friends have dealt treacherously with her, they are become
25:001:003 Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction, and
because of great servitude: she dwelleth among the heathen,
she findeth no rest: all her persecutors overtook her between
25:001:004 The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn
feasts: all her gates are desolate: her priests sigh, her
virgins are afflicted, and she is in bitterness.
25:001:005 Her adversaries are the chief, her enemies prosper; for the
LORD hath afflicted her for the multitude of her
transgressions: her children are gone into captivity before
25:001:006 And from the daughter of Zion all her beauty is departed: her
princes are become like harts that find no pasture, and they
are gone without strength before the pursuer.
25:001:007 Jerusalem remembered in the days of her affliction and of her
miseries all her pleasant things that she had in the days of
old, when her people fell into the hand of the enemy, and none
did help her: the adversaries saw her, and did mock at her
25:001:008 Jerusalem hath grievously sinned; therefore she is removed:
all that honoured her despise her, because they have seen her
nakedness: yea, she sigheth, and turneth backward.
25:001:009 Her filthiness is in her skirts; she remembereth not her last
end; therefore she came down wonderfully: she had no
comforter. O LORD, behold my affliction: for the enemy hath
25:001:010 The adversary hath spread out his hand upon all her pleasant
things: for she hath seen that the heathen entered into her
sanctuary, whom thou didst command that they should not enter
into thy congregation.
25:001:011 All her people sigh, they seek bread; they have given their
pleasant things for meat to relieve the soul: see, O LORD, and
consider; for I am become vile.
25:001:012 Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if
there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto
me, wherewith the LORD hath afflicted me in the day of his
25:001:013 From above hath he sent fire into my bones, and it prevaileth
against them: he hath spread a net for my feet, he hath turned
me back: he hath made me desolate and faint all the day.
25:001:014 The yoke of my transgressions is bound by his hand: they are
wreathed, and come up upon my neck: he hath made my strength
to fall, the LORD hath delivered me into their hands, from
whom I am not able to rise up.
25:001:015 The LORD hath trodden under foot all my mighty men in the
midst of me: he hath called an assembly against me to crush my
young men: the LORD hath trodden the virgin, the daughter of
Judah, as in a winepress.
25:001:016 For these things I weep; mine eye, mine eye runneth down with
water, because the comforter that should relieve my soul is
far from me: my children are desolate, because the enemy
25:001:017 Zion spreadeth forth her hands, and there is none to comfort
her: the LORD hath commanded concerning Jacob, that his
adversaries should be round about him: Jerusalem is as a
menstruous woman among them.
25:001:018 The LORD is righteous; for I have rebelled against his
commandment: hear, I pray you, all people, and behold my
sorrow: my virgins and my young men are gone into captivity.
25:001:019 I called for my lovers, but they deceived me: my priests and
mine elders gave up the ghost in the city, while they sought
their meat to relieve their souls.
25:001:020 Behold, O LORD; for I am in distress: my bowels are troubled;
mine heart is turned within me; for I have grievously
rebelled: abroad the sword bereaveth, at home there is as
25:001:021 They have heard that I sigh: there is none to comfort me: all
mine enemies have heard of my trouble; they are glad that thou
hast done it: thou wilt bring the day that thou hast called,
and they shall be like unto me.
25:001:022 Let all their wickedness come before thee; and do unto them,
as thou hast done unto me for all my transgressions: for my
sighs are many, and my heart is faint.
25:002:001 How hath the LORD covered the daughter of Zion with a cloud in
his anger, and cast down from heaven unto the earth the beauty
of Israel, and remembered not his footstool in the day of his
25:002:002 The LORD hath swallowed up all the habitations of Jacob, and
hath not pitied: he hath thrown down in his wrath the strong
holds of the daughter of Judah; he hath brought them down to
the ground: he hath polluted the kingdom and the princes
25:002:003 He hath cut off in his fierce anger all the horn of Israel: he
hath drawn back his right hand from before the enemy, and he
burned against Jacob like a flaming fire, which devoureth
25:002:004 He hath bent his bow like an enemy: he stood with his right
hand as an adversary, and slew all that were pleasant to the
eye in the tabernacle of the daughter of Zion: he poured out
his fury like fire.
25:002:005 The LORD was as an enemy: he hath swallowed up Israel, he hath
swallowed up all her palaces: he hath destroyed his strong
holds, and hath increased in the daughter of Judah mourning
25:002:006 And he hath violently taken away his tabernacle, as if it were
of a garden: he hath destroyed his places of the assembly: the
LORD hath caused the solemn feasts and sabbaths to be
forgotten in Zion, and hath despised in the indignation of his
anger the king and the priest.
25:002:007 The LORD hath cast off his altar, he hath abhorred his
sanctuary, he hath given up into the hand of the enemy the
walls of her palaces; they have made a noise in the house of
the LORD, as in the day of a solemn feast.
25:002:008 The LORD hath purposed to destroy the wall of the daughter of
Zion: he hath stretched out a line, he hath not withdrawn his
hand from destroying: therefore he made the rampart and the
wall to lament; they languished together.
25:002:009 Her gates are sunk into the ground; he hath destroyed and
broken her bars: her king and her princes are among the
Gentiles: the law is no more; her prophets also find no vision
from the LORD.
25:002:010 The elders of the daughter of Zion sit upon the ground, and
keep silence: they have cast up dust upon their heads; they
have girded themselves with sackcloth: the virgins of
Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground.
25:002:011 Mine eyes do fail with tears, my bowels are troubled, my liver
is poured upon the earth, for the destruction of the daughter
of my people; because the children and the sucklings swoon in
the streets of the city.
25:002:012 They say to their mothers, Where is corn and wine? when they
swooned as the wounded in the streets of the city, when their
soul was poured out into their mothers' bosom.
25:002:013 What thing shall I take to witness for thee? what thing shall
I liken to thee, O daughter of Jerusalem? what shall I equal
to thee, that I may comfort thee, O virgin daughter of Zion?
for thy breach is great like the sea: who can heal thee?
25:002:014 Thy prophets have seen vain and foolish things for thee: and
they have not discovered thine iniquity, to turn away thy
captivity; but have seen for thee false burdens and causes of
25:002:015 All that pass by clap their hands at thee; they hiss and wag
their head at the daughter of Jerusalem, saying, Is this the
city that men call The perfection of beauty, The joy of the
25:002:016 All thine enemies have opened their mouth against thee: they
hiss and gnash the teeth: they say, We have swallowed her up:
certainly this is the day that we looked for; we have found,
we have seen it.
25:002:017 The LORD hath done that which he had devised; he hath
fulfilled his word that he had commanded in the days of old:
he hath thrown down, and hath not pitied: and he hath caused
thine enemy to rejoice over thee, he hath set up the horn of
25:002:018 Their heart cried unto the LORD, O wall of the daughter of
Zion, let tears run down like a river day and night: give
thyself no rest; let not the apple of thine eye cease.
25:002:019 Arise, cry out in the night: in the beginning of the watches
pour out thine heart like water before the face of the LORD:
lift up thy hands toward him for the life of thy young
children, that faint for hunger in the top of every street.
25:002:020 Behold, O LORD, and consider to whom thou hast done this.
Shall the women eat their fruit, and children of a span long?
shall the priest and the prophet be slain in the sanctuary of
25:002:021 The young and the old lie on the ground in the streets: my
virgins and my young men are fallen by the sword; thou hast
slain them in the day of thine anger; thou hast killed, and
25:002:022 Thou hast called as in a solemn day my terrors round about, so
that in the day of the LORD's anger none escaped nor remained:
those that I have swaddled and brought up hath mine enemy
25:003:001 I AM the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of his
25:003:002 He hath led me, and brought me into darkness, but not into
25:003:003 Surely against me is he turned; he turneth his hand against me
all the day.
25:003:004 My flesh and my skin hath he made old; he hath broken my
25:003:005 He hath builded against me, and compassed me with gall and
25:003:006 He hath set me in dark places, as they that be dead of old.
25:003:007 He hath hedged me about, that I cannot get out: he hath made
my chain heavy.
25:003:008 Also when I cry and shout, he shutteth out my prayer.
25:003:009 He hath inclosed my ways with hewn stone, he hath made my
25:003:010 He was unto me as a bear lying in wait, and as a lion in
25:003:011 He hath turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces: he hath
made me desolate.
25:003:012 He hath bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.
25:003:013 He hath caused the arrows of his quiver to enter into my
25:003:014 I was a derision to all my people; and their song all the day.
25:003:015 He hath filled me with bitterness, he hath made me drunken
25:003:016 He hath also broken my teeth with gravel stones, he hath
covered me with ashes.
25:003:017 And thou hast removed my soul far off from peace: I forgat
25:003:018 And I said, My strength and my hope is perished from the LORD:
25:003:019 Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and
25:003:020 My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me.
25:003:021 This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.
25:003:022 It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because
his compassions fail not.
25:003:023 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
25:003:024 The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope
25:003:025 The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that
25:003:026 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for
the salvation of the LORD.
25:003:027 It is good for a man that he bear the yoke of his youth.
25:003:028 He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it
25:003:029 He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope.
25:003:030 He giveth his cheek to him that smiteth him: he is filled full
25:003:031 For the LORD will not cast off for ever:
25:003:032 But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion
according to the multitude of his mercies.
25:003:033 For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of
25:003:034 To crush under his feet all the prisoners of the earth.
25:003:035 To turn aside the right of a man before the face of the most
25:003:036 To subvert a man in his cause, the LORD approveth not.
25:003:037 Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord
commandeth it not?
25:003:038 Out of the mouth of the most High proceedeth not evil and
25:003:039 Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment
of his sins?
25:003:040 Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.
25:003:041 Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the
25:003:042 We have transgressed and have rebelled: thou hast not
25:003:043 Thou hast covered with anger, and persecuted us: thou hast
slain, thou hast not pitied.
25:003:044 Thou hast covered thyself with a cloud, that our prayer should
not pass through.
25:003:045 Thou hast made us as the offscouring and refuse in the midst
of the people.
25:003:046 All our enemies have opened their mouths against us.
25:003:047 Fear and a snare is come upon us, desolation and destruction.
25:003:048 Mine eye runneth down with rivers of water for the destruction
of the daughter of my people.
25:003:049 Mine eye trickleth down, and ceaseth not, without any
25:003:050 Till the LORD look down, and behold from heaven.
25:003:051 Mine eye affecteth mine heart because of all the daughters of
25:003:052 Mine enemies chased me sore, like a bird, without cause.
25:003:053 They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and cast a stone
25:003:054 Waters flowed over mine head; then I said, I am cut off.
25:003:055 I called upon thy name, O LORD, out of the low dungeon.
25:003:056 Thou hast heard my voice: hide not thine ear at my breathing,
at my cry.
25:003:057 Thou drewest near in the day that I called upon thee: thou
saidst, Fear not.
25:003:058 O LORD, thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul; thou hast
redeemed my life.
25:003:059 O LORD, thou hast seen my wrong: judge thou my cause.
25:003:060 Thou hast seen all their vengeance and all their imaginations
25:003:061 Thou hast heard their reproach, O LORD, and all their
imaginations against me;
25:003:062 The lips of those that rose up against me, and their device
against me all the day.
25:003:063 Behold their sitting down, and their rising up; I am their
25:003:064 Render unto them a recompence, O LORD, according to the work
of their hands.
25:003:065 Give them sorrow of heart, thy curse unto them.
25:003:066 Persecute and destroy them in anger from under the heavens of
25:004:001 How is the gold become dim! how is the most fine gold changed!
the stones of the sanctuary are poured out in the top of every
25:004:002 The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, how are
they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of
25:004:003 Even the sea monsters draw out the breast, they give suck to
their young ones: the daughter of my people is become cruel,
like the ostriches in the wilderness.
25:004:004 The tongue of the sucking child cleaveth to the roof of his
mouth for thirst: the young children ask bread, and no man
breaketh it unto them.
25:004:005 They that did feed delicately are desolate in the streets:
they that were brought up in scarlet embrace dunghills.
25:004:006 For the punishment of the iniquity of the daughter of my
people is greater than the punishment of the sin of Sodom,
that was overthrown as in a moment, and no hands stayed on
25:004:007 Her Nazarites were purer than snow, they were whiter than
milk, they were more ruddy in body than rubies, their
polishing was of sapphire:
25:004:008 Their visage is blacker than a coal; they are not known in the
streets: their skin cleaveth to their bones; it is withered,
it is become like a stick.
25:004:009 They that be slain with the sword are better than they that be
slain with hunger: for these pine away, stricken through for
want of the fruits of the field.
25:004:010 The hands of the pitiful women have sodden their own children:
they were their meat in the destruction of the daughter of my
25:004:011 The LORD hath accomplished his fury; he hath poured out his
fierce anger, and hath kindled a fire in Zion, and it hath
devoured the foundations thereof.
25:004:012 The kings of the earth, and all the inhabitants of the world,
would not have believed that the adversary and the enemy
should have entered into the gates of Jerusalem.
25:004:013 For the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her
priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the midst of
25:004:014 They have wandered as blind men in the streets, they have
polluted themselves with blood, so that men could not touch
25:004:015 They cried unto them, Depart ye; it is unclean; depart,
depart, touch not: when they fled away and wandered, they said
among the heathen, They shall no more sojourn there.
25:004:016 The anger of the LORD hath divided them; he will no more
regard them: they respected not the persons of the priests,
they favoured not the elders.
25:004:017 As for us, our eyes as yet failed for our vain help: in our
watching we have watched for a nation that could not save us.
25:004:018 They hunt our steps, that we cannot go in our streets: our end
is near, our days are fulfilled; for our end is come.
25:004:019 Our persecutors are swifter than the eagles of the heaven:
they pursued us upon the mountains, they laid wait for us in
25:004:020 The breath of our nostrils, the anointed of the LORD, was
taken in their pits, of whom we said, Under his shadow we
shall live among the heathen.
25:004:021 Rejoice and be glad, O daughter of Edom, that dwellest in the
land of Uz; the cup also shall pass through unto thee: thou
shalt be drunken, and shalt make thyself naked.
25:004:022 The punishment of thine iniquity is accomplished, O daughter
of Zion; he will no more carry thee away into captivity: he
will visit thine iniquity, O daughter of Edom; he will
discover thy sins.
25:005:001 Remember, O LORD, what is come upon us: consider, and behold
25:005:002 Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens.
25:005:003 We are orphans and fatherless, our mothers are as widows.
25:005:004 We have drunken our water for money; our wood is sold unto us.
25:005:005 Our necks are under persecution: we labour, and have no rest.
25:005:006 We have given the hand to the Egyptians, and to the Assyrians,
to be satisfied with bread.
25:005:007 Our fathers have sinned, and are not; and we have borne their
25:005:008 Servants have ruled over us: there is none that doth deliver
us out of their hand.
25:005:009 We gat our bread with the peril of our lives because of the
sword of the wilderness.
25:005:010 Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible
25:005:011 They ravished the women in Zion, and the maids in the cities
25:005:012 Princes are hanged up by their hand: the faces of elders were
25:005:013 They took the young men to grind, and the children fell under
25:005:014 The elders have ceased from the gate, the young men from their
25:005:015 The joy of our heart is ceased; our dance is turned into
25:005:016 The crown is fallen from our head: woe unto us, that we have
25:005:017 For this our heart is faint; for these things our eyes are
25:005:018 Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes
walk upon it.
25:005:019 Thou, O LORD, remainest for ever; thy throne from generation
25:005:020 Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever, and forsake us so long
25:005:021 Turn thou us unto thee, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew
our days as of old.
25:005:022 But thou hast utterly rejected us; thou art very wroth against
Book 26 Ezekiel
26:001:001 Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth
month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the
captives by the river of Chebar, that the heavens were opened,
and I saw visions of God.
26:001:002 In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of
king Jehoiachin's captivity,
26:001:003 The word of the LORD came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest,
the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river
Chebar; and the hand of the LORD was there upon him.
26:001:004 And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north,
a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness
was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of
amber, out of the midst of the fire.
26:001:005 Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living
creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the
likeness of a man.
26:001:006 And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.
26:001:007 And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet
was like the sole of a calf's foot: and they sparkled like the
colour of burnished brass.
26:001:008 And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their
four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.
26:001:009 Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when
they went; they went every one straight forward.
26:001:010 As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of
a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they
four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also
had the face of an eagle.
26:001:011 Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward;
two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two
covered their bodies.
26:001:012 And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit
was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went.
26:001:013 As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance
was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of
lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the
fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.
26:001:014 And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of
a flash of lightning.
26:001:015 Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon
the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces.
26:001:016 The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the
colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their
appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle
of a wheel.
26:001:017 When they went, they went upon their four sides: and they
turned not when they went.
26:001:018 As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful;
and their rings were full of eyes round about them four.
26:001:019 And when the living creatures went, the wheels went by them:
and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth,
the wheels were lifted up.
26:001:020 Whithersoever the spirit was to go, they went, thither was
their spirit to go; and the wheels were lifted up over against
them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.
26:001:021 When those went, these went; and when those stood, these
stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the
wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the
living creature was in the wheels.
26:001:022 And the likeness of the firmament upon the heads of the living
creature was as the colour of the terrible crystal, stretched
forth over their heads above.
26:001:023 And under the firmament were their wings straight, the one
toward the other: every one had two, which covered on this
side, and every one had two, which covered on that side, their
26:001:024 And when they went, I heard the noise of their wings, like the
noise of great waters, as the voice of the Almighty, the voice
of speech, as the noise of an host: when they stood, they let
down their wings.
26:001:025 And there was a voice from the firmament that was over their
heads, when they stood, and had let down their wings.
26:001:026 And above the firmament that was over their heads was the
likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone:
and upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the
appearance of a man above upon it.
26:001:027 And I saw as the colour of amber, as the appearance of fire
round about within it, from the appearance of his loins even
upward, and from the appearance of his loins even downward, I
saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had brightness
26:001:028 As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day
of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about.
This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the
LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a
voice of one that spake.
26:002:001 And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I
will speak unto thee.
26:002:002 And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set
me upon my feet, that I heard him that spake unto me.
26:002:003 And he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the children
of Israel, to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against
me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me, even
unto this very day.
26:002:004 For they are impudent children and stiffhearted. I do send
thee unto them; and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the
26:002:005 And they, whether they will hear, or whether they will
forbear, (for they are a rebellious house,) yet shall know
that there hath been a prophet among them.