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Yerusalem's misery

for her fins. 18 The caldrons also, and the thovels, and men of the people of the land, that were the inaiters, and the bowls, and the spoons, found in the midnt of the city. and alt the vessels of brass wherewith they 26 So Nebuzar-a lan the captain of the ministered, took they away.

guard took thein, and brought them to the 10 And the barons, and the firepans, and king of Babylon to Riblah. the bowls, and the caldrons, and the can. 27 And the king of Babylon (mote them dlesticks, and the spoons, and the cups; that and put them to death in Riblah in the law which was of gold in gold, and that which of Hamath. Thus Judah was carried away svas of filver in silver, took the captain of captive out of his own land. the guard away.

28 This is the people whom Nebuchad 20 The two pillars, one sea, and twelve rezzar carried away captive: in the sevent brafes bulls that were under the bases, which year three thouand jews and three 24 king Solomon had made in the house of the iweuty: LORD: the brass of all these veisels was with- 29 In the eighteenth year of Nebuchad out weight.

rezžar he carried away captive from Jerufa 21 And concerning the pillars, the height lem eight hundred thirty and two persons : of one pillar was eightecen cubits; and a nil. 30 in the three and twentieth year of Ne let ot twelve cubics did compass it; and the buchadrezzar, Nebuzar-adan the captain o thickness thereof was four fingers: it was the guard carried away captive of the lew. hollow.

seven hundred forty and five persons : all the 22 Add a chapiter of brass was upon it; persons were four thousand and fix hundred and the height of one chapiter was tive cu. AI 1 And it came to pass in the seven and bits, with network and pomegranates upon thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiacbio the 'chapiters round about, all of brass. The king of Judah, in the twelfth month, in the second pillar also and the pomegranates were five and twentieth day of the moqin, ita like unto there.

Evil-merodach king of Babylon in the fire 23 And there were ninety and fix pome. year of his reign lifted up the head of je granates on a file; ard all the poincgranates hoiachin king of Julah, and brought him upon the network were an hundred round forth out of prisori, about.

32 And spake kindly unto him, and set dis 24 And the captain of the guard took See throne above the throne of the kings that raiah the chief prieit, and Zephaniah the re. were with him in Babylon, cond prieit, and the three keepers of the door: 33 And changed his prison garments : 981

25 He took alio out of the city an eunucn, he did continually eat bread before him ail which had the charge of the men cf war; the days of his life. 2011 feven men of them that were ne the 34 and for his diet, there was a contiaus! king's person, which were found in the city; diet given him of the king of Babylon, every and the principal feribe of the hout, who mur. day a portion, until the day of his death, all icred the people of the land; and threescore the days of his life.

C HA P. I.

Jerusalem remembered in the days of her Feruialen.'s misery former #5: 12 her c0m. afliction and of her miseries all hier pleaplaint, 18 and conjolions of God's righteous font things that she had in the days of old, juntament.

when her people tell into the hand of the OW H

doth the city fit folitary that enemy, and none did help her: the adveris was full of people! how is ine be. ries raw her, and did mock at her fabbaths. come as a widow ! the chal was great among 8 Jerusalem hath grievously fiuned; there. the nations, and princess amoig the provin- fore ine is removed: all that honoured her ces, how is he become tribuiry !

despise her, becaule they have seen her n2. 2 She weepech fore in the night, and her kedness; yea, ihe ligheth, and turueth fears are on her cheeks: among all her lov. backward. ers the hath none to comtort her: all her 9 Her filthine's is in her skirts; the se. friends have dealt treacheroully with her; mémhereth not ber last end; therefore the they are become her enemies.

came down wonderfully : thé had no com. i ju lah is gone into captivity because of forter. O LORD, behold my articiion : for alliidrion, and because of great servitude: the enemy hath magnifie binjelf. the dwelleth among the heathen, the findeth 10 The adversary hath spread out his hand no rest: all her perfecutors overtook her be- upon all her pleasant things for the hath tween the fraits.

seen that the heathen entered into her fanc. 4 The ways of Zion do mourn, because tuary, whom thou didi command that they none come to the solemn teattsall her hould not enter into thy congregation. goes are desolate: her prieits tigh, her vir. 11 All her people ligh, they seek bread; gins are allicica, and the is in bitterness. they have given their picasant things for

Ś Heraiverraries are the chief, herenemies meat to relieve the sout: see, O LORD, and profper; for the LORD hath altiitied her for confider; for I am become vile. inc mullitude of her transgrerions : her chil. 12 9 Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass drea are gone into captivity betore the enerny. by behold, and see if there be any sorrow

6 Andirom the daughicr of Zion all her like unto my forrow, which is done unto me, beauty is departed: her princes are become where with the LORD hath afflicted me in the like harts that find no paiture, and they are day of his fierce anger. Cone without ftrength before the purfuer. iz From above hath he fent are into my

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Jeremiab lamentet

Chap. II.

Jerusalem's mifery. bones, and it prevaileth againh them : he swallowed up Ifrael, he hath sw allowed up all hath spread a net for my fçce, he hath turned her palacesį he haun dettroyed his strong me back : he hath made me desolate and faint bwids, and hath increased in the daughter of all the day.

Judah mourning and lamentation. 14 The yoke of my transgreisions is bound 6 And he hath violently taken away his ta. by his hand : they are wreathed, and come bernacle, as if it were of a garden; he hath up upon my neck: he hach made ny ftrength destroyed nis places of the ailem bly : the to fall, the LORD hath delivered me into their Lord hath caused the folemn teasts and fab. hands, from whom I am not able to sise baths to be forgotten in Zion, and hath der. up. .

pised, in the indignation of his anger, the king is The Lord hath trodden under foot all and the pneft. my mighty mes in the midft of me: he hath 7. The LORD hath cast off his altar, he called an affembly againt inero cruh my hath ahhorred his fanctuary, he hath given Foung men : the Loru hath trodden the vir- up into the hand of the enemy the walls of gin, the daughter of Judah, asia a winepress. her palaces; they have made a noise in the

16 For there ibings I weep; mine eye, mine house of the LORD, as in the day of a falema 'eye runneth down with water, because the feati. comforter that thouid relieve my soul is far 8 The LORD hath purposed to deftroy from me: my children are deiolate, because the wall of the daughter of 2.on; he hath the enemy prevailed.

11:etched oui a line, he hath not withdrawn 17 Zion spreadeth forth her hands, and his hand from defroying: therefore he made there is none to comfost her : the LORD hath the sampart and the wall to lament; they con manded concerning Jacob, that his adver. languished together. saries jbould be round about him: Jerusalem 9 Her gares are funk into the ground; he is as a menstruous woman arnong them. haih destroyed and broken her bars; her king

18 4 The Lord is righteous ; for I have and her princes are among the Gentiles: the rebelled againft his commandment: hear, I iaw is no more; her prophets also find no vi. pray you, all people, and behold my forrow : fion fron; the LORD. my virgins and my young men are gone into To The elders of the daughter of Zion fit captiviiy.

upon the grouud, and keep filence: they have 19 I called for my lovers, but they deceiv. caft up duit upon their heads; they have gird. ed ine : my priefts and mine elders gave up ed themselves with inckcloth: ine virgins the ghost in the city, while they fought their of Jerusalem hang down their heads to ths meat to relicve their souls.

ground. 20 Behold, O LUPD; for I am in distress : Mine eyes do fail with tears, my bowcls my bowels are troubled ; mine heart is turn. are troubles, my liver is poured upon the ed within me; for I have previously rebel. earth, for the destruction of the daughter of led : abroad the sword bereaveth, at home my people; because the children and the fucke Iber is as death,

lings woon in the streets or the city. 21 They have heard that I ligh: there is 12 They say to their insthers, Where is rone to comfort me : all mine enemies have corn and wine when they swouned as the heard of my trouble; they are glad that wounded in the fireets of the city, vihen. thou hatt done it: thou wilt bring the day their fual was poured out into their mothers ibat thou haft called, and they wall be like bosum. untc me.

13 What thing all I take to witness foc 22 Let all their wickedness come before thee! what thing thall I liken to thee, O thee; and do unto them as thou hart done un. daughter of Jerutalem? what thall I equal to to nie ror ali my tranfgreffions : tor ny lighs thee, that I inay comfort thee, O virgin daugh. are many, and my heart is taint.

ter of Zion ? tor thy breach is great like ihe CHAP. II.

sea : who can heal thee? i Jeremiah lamenteth fetujalem's misery, 14 Thy prophets have seen vain and foolish

20 he complainetb thereof 19 God. things for thee : and they liave not discover. (OW. hath the LORD covered the daugh cd thine iniquity, to turn away thy captivity; and caft down from heaven unto the earth the of banitnment. beauty of Hrael, and remembered oot his 15 All that pars by clap their hands at thee; footitool in the day of his anger!

they hits and wag their head at the daughter 2 The Lord hath swallowed up all the of Terufalem, saying, is this the city that en habitations of Jacob, aud hath noc pitied: call the perfection of beauty, the joy of the he hath thrown down in his wrath the whole earth? Atrong holds of the daughter of Judah; he 16. All thine enemies have opened their hath brought them down to the ground: he mouth against thee: they hiss and goal the hath polluted the kingdom and the princes teeth: they say, We have swallowed her up; Encrcot.

certainly ihis is the day that we looked for: 3. He hath cut off in his fierce anger all we have found, we have seen it. the horn of Israel: he hath drawn back his 17. The LORD haih done that which he had right hand from before the enemy, and lic devised; he hath fulfilled his word that he buroed againt Jacoh like a tamira fire, had commanded in the days of old: he hath which devoureth round about.

thrown Cown, and hath not pitiei : and he 4 He hath bent his bow like an enemy: hath caused thine enemy to rejoice over thee, he' food with his right hand as an adver. he hath set up the horn of thine advería sary, and flew all that were pleasant to the ries. eye in the tabernacle of the daughter of 18 Their heart cried unto the LORD, O Zion; he poured out his fury like tirc. wall of the daughter of Zion, let tears run

The LORD was as an enemy; he hath down like a river day and night : give thy sif

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The faithful

tewail their calamities. no relt, et not the apple of thinc eye cease. 20 It is good that a man should hoth hope

19 Arise, cry out in the night in the be. and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. ginning of the watches pour out thine heart 27. It is good for a man that he bear the fike water hefore the face of the LORD: lift yoke in his youth. up thy hands toward him for the life of thy 28 He fittech alone and keepeth fence, be. young children, that faint for hunger in the cause he hath borne it upon hiin. top or every street.

29 Pe putteth his mouth in the duit ; if so be 20 q Behold, O Lord, and confider to there may be hope. whom thou hast done this. Shall the women 30 He giveth bis cheek to him that smileth eat their fruit, and children of a span long! hin: he is filled full with reproach. thull the pricit and the prophet be flain in the 31 For the LORD will not cait ott for ever: fanctuary'ct the LORD

52 But though he cause grief, yet will he 21 The young ad the old lie on the ground have compation according to the multitude of In the streets : my virgins and my young men his mercies. are fallen by the sword; thou ha:inlain them 33 For he doth not affic willingly nor in the day of thine anger; thou hait killed, grieve the children of men. and not pitied.

34 To crush under his feet all the prisonera 22 Thou rart called as in a solemn day my or the earth, terrors round about, so that in the day of the 35. To turn aside the right of a man before LORD's anger none escaped nor remained the face of the Most High, those that I have swaddle i and brought up 36 To subvert a man in his cause, the LORD hath mine eneny consumed.

arproveth pot. C'HA P. 111.

37 ? Who is he thar faith, and it comethto The faithful bewailsheir cal.imities, &c. pais, when the Lord commandech it not. I Am the man thar haib seen afHiciion by 38 Out of the mouth of the moft High pro. the rod of his wrath.

cecdeth not evil and good! 2 He hath lel me, and brought me into 39 Wheretere doth a living man complain, darkness, but not into light.

a nian for the punishment of his fias! 3. Surely againitine is he curned; he turn. 40 Let us search and try our ways, and turn eth his and against me all the day.

again to the LORD. 4 My flesh and iny skin hath ne made old; 41 Let us lift up our heart with our kids be hath broken my bones.

unto God in the heavens. sel me with gall and travail. ş He hath builded agdinft me, and compas. 42 We have transgrefied, and have rebel.

led: thou hast not pardoned. 6 He hath fet me in dark places, as they 43. Thou hast covered with anger, and perfe. Thaile deadofold.

cuted us: thoa haft Nain, thcu bait nut pitied. 7 He hath hedged me about, that I cannot 44 Thou hait covered thyself with a cloud, get out: he hath made by chaia heavy. that our prayer thould not pass through.

8 Also when I cry and thout, he ihulteth 45. Thou haft made us 25 i he oft scouring and out my prayer.

reture in the midst of the people. 9 He hata inroet my ways with hewn 40 all our enemies bave opened their fone, he hath made my paths crooked. mouths against us.

10 He was unto me as a bear lying in wait, 47 Fear and a fiaro is come upon us, desola. And as a lion in secret places.

tion and destruction. u He hath turned afide my ways, and pull. 48 Mine eye runneth down with rivers of ed me in pieces: he hath marie medelola::. water for the destruction of the daughter of

12 He hath bent his low, and set me as a my people. mark for the arrow.

40 Mine eye trickleth down, and coaseth nos, 13 He hath caused the arrows of his quives without any intermission. to enter into my reins.

50 Till the LORD look down, and behold 14 ! was a derision to all my people; and from heaven. their song all the day.

5! Mine eye affecteth mine heart because of 15 He hath filled me with bitterness, he all the daughters of my cicy. hath made me drunken with wormwood. 52 Mine enemies chased me fore, like a

16 He hath also broken my teeth with gra. bird, without cause. vel ftones, he hath covered me with athcs 53 They have cut off my life in the dun.

17 And thou hast removed my soul iar orf geoa, and cast a ftone upon me. from peace : I forgat prosperity.

54 Waters Howed over mine head ; 11an 18 And I said, My itrength and my hope is Isaid, I am cut off. perished from the LORD:

55 ' I called upon thy name, O LORD, out 19 Remembering mine affiction and my of the low dungeon. misery, the worm ivood and the gall.

5h Trou haft heard my voice: hide 100 20 My Soul hathibom fillin remembrance, thine ear at my breathing, at my cry: and is humbled in me.

$7 Thou dreweit near in the day that I cal. 21 This I recall to my mind, therefore have led upon thee: thou sailkt, Fear not. I hope.

58 O LORD, thou hart pleaded the causes of 22 9 11 is of the LORD's mercies that we are my fiul; thou hart redeemed my life. mot consumed, because his compaflions fail 59 O LORD, thou haft seen my wrong:

judge thou my caule. 23. They are new every morning : great is ho Thou hait reen all their vengeance and thy faithfulness.

all their imaginations againft me. 24 The LORD is my portion, faith my soul; 61 Thow hart heard their reproach, O LORD, therefore will I hope in him.

and all their inaginations againtt me; 25. The LORD is good unto them that wait 62 The lips of those that rose up againft mit, for him, to the soul that lecketh hiala and their device againft mcall the day.


Zient's pitiful flate.

Chap. iv, v.

Her complaint to God. 63 Behold their fitting down, and their ri. them; he will no more regard them: they fing up; I am their mufick.

respected not the persons of the prietts, they 64 Render unto them a recompence, O favoured not the elders. LORD, according to the work of their hands. 17 As for us, our eyes as yet failed for our

55 Give them forrow of heart, thy curse vain help: in our watching we have watched onto them.

for a nation that could not save us. 66 Persecute and defroy them in anger 18 They hunt our steps, that we cannot go from under the heavens of the LOXD. in our ftrects : our end is near, our days are CHA P. IV.

fulfilled; for our end is come. i Zion's pitiful eflare bewailed: 13 De con- 19 Our persecutors are swifter than the

fefferb bir fins. 21 Edom threatened. eagles of tne heaven : they pursued us upon How is the good besamedim belownissther the mountains, they laid wait for us in the the sanctuary are poured out in the top of 20 The breach of our noftrils, the anoint. every ftreet,

ed of the LORD, was taken in their pits, nf 2 The precious fons of Zion, comparable whom we said, Under his hadow we shall to fine gold, how are they citeemed as live among the heathen. carthen pitchers, the work of the hands of 219 Rejoice and be glad, daughter of the putter!

Edom, that dwellest in the land of U2; the cup 3 Even the sea monsters draw out the alio fall pass through unto thee: thou shalt breaft, they give fuck to their young ones: be drunken, and Mali make thytelf naked. the daughter of my people is become cruel, 22 The punithment of thine iniquity is ac. like the oftriches in the wi.derneis.

complished, o daughter of Zion y he wil no
4 The tongue of the fucking child cleav- more carry thee away into captivity: he will
eth to the roof of his mouth for thirft: the visit thine iniquity, o daughter of Edom; he
• young children ak bread, and no man break- will discover thy sins.
eth it unto them.

ime in the treets: they that were brought R Einarbeitider, and behold our

reproach. į They that did feed delicately are dero. A pitiful complaint of Zion in prajer to God. up in scarlet embrace dunghills.

6 For the punithment of the iniquity, of 2 Our inheritance is turned to ftrangers, out
the daughter of my people is greater than houses to aliens.
the punishment of the fin of Sodom, that 3 We are orphans and fatherless, our mo-
was overthrown as in a moment, and no thers are as widows.
hands itayed on her.

4 We have drunken our water for money ;
7 Her Nazarites were purer than snow, our wood is sold unto us.
they were whiter than milk, they were more s Our necks are under persecution : we la.
ruddy in body than rubies, their polithing bour, and have no rent.
was of rapphire :

6 We have given the hand to the Egypti. 8 Their visage is blacker than a coal; they ans, and to the Affyrians, to be satisfied with are not known in the Atreets: their fin bread. cleaveth to their boncs; it is withered, it is 7 Our fathers have finned, and are not; and become like a stick.

we have borne their iniquitics. 9 They that be Nain with the Sword are bet. 8 Servants have ruled over us : there is none ter than they that be nain with hunger : for that doth deliver us out of their hand. these pine away, ftricken through for want 9 We gat our bread with the peril of our of the fruits of the field.

lives, because of the Sword of the wilderness. 10 The hands of the pitiful women have 10'Our ikin was black like an oven because rodden their own children, they were their of the terrible famine. meat in the deftruction of the daughter of my II They ravited the women in Zion, and people.

the maids in the cities of Judah. ni The Lord hath accomplished his fury; 12 Princes are hanged up by their hand : he hath poured out his fierce anger, and hath the faces of elders were not honorired. kindled a fire in Zion, and it hath devoured 13 They took the young men to grind, and che foundations thereof.

the children tell under the wood. 12 The kings of the earth, and all the in. 14 The elders have ceased from the gate, babitants of the world, would not have be. the young men from their musick. lieved that the adversary and the enemy 15 The joy of our heart is ceased; our dance Mould have entered into the gates of Jeru. is turned into mourning. salein.

16 The crown is fallen from our head : woe 13 | For the sins of her prophets, and the uoto us that we have finoed! Iniquities of her priests, that' have there the 17 For this our heart is faint; for these blood of the just in the midft of her. things our eyes are dim.

14 They have wandered as blind men in 18 Becaure of the mountain of Zion, which the Atreets, they have polluted themselves is defolate, the foxes walk upon it. with blood, so that men could not couch their 19 Thou, O LORD, remainett for ever; thy garments.

throne from generation to generation. 15 They cried unto them, Depat ye; it 20 Wherefore doit thou forget us for ever, is unclean; depart, dcpart, touch not: when and forsake us so long time? they fcd away and wandered, they said 21 Turn thou us buto thee, O LORD, and among the heathen, They shall no more so we shall be turned ; renew our days as of old. journ thore.

22 But thou haft utterly rejected us ; thou 16 The anger of the LORD hath divided art very wroth againtt us.

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1 The Book of the Prophet EZEKIEL.

19 And when the living creatures weal, # The time of Ezekiel's prophecy': 4 his vifion the wheels went by them; and when the liv.

of four cherubinis, 13 of the four wheels, ing ereatures were lifted up from tne earth,

26 and of the glory of God. Ne same to pass in the thirtieth 20 Whitherfoever the ipirit was to go they

year, in the fourth month, in the went, thither was their spirit to go; and the rith day of the month, as I was among wheels were lifted up over against them: for the caplives by the river of Chehar, that the spirit of the living creature was in the the heavens were opened, and I saw visions wheels. of God.

21. When those went, bere went; and 2 In the fifth day of the month, which when those good, these food; and when was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin's cap. those were lifted up from the carth, the tivity,

wheels were lifted up over againft them : 3 The word of the Lord came expressly for the spirit of the living creature was in unco Ezekiel the prieit, the son of Buzi, in the wheels. the land of the Chaldeans, by the river Che. 22 And the likeness of the firmament upon bar; and the hand of the LORD was there the heads of the living creature was as ibe upon him,

colour of the terrible cryftal, stretched forth 4 And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind over their heads above. came out of the north, a great cloud, and a 23 And under the firmament were their fire infolding itself, and a brightness was wings ttraight, the one toward the other : about it, and out of the midst thereof as the every one had two, which covered on this colour of amber, out of the midit of the fire. lide, and every one had two, which covered

s Also out of the midit thereof came the on that lide, their bodies. likeness of four living creatures. And this 24 And when they went I heard the noise was their appearance; they had the likeness of their wings, like the noise of great waters, of a man.

6 And every one had four faces, and every speech as the noise of an hoft : when they one had four wings.

tood they let down their wings. 7 And their feet were ftraight feet; and 25 And there was a voice from the firma. the role of their feet was like the fole of a meát that was over their heads, when they çalt's foot : and they sparkled like the colour food, und had let down their wings. of burnished brass.

26 And above the firmament that was 8 And they had the hands of a man under over their heads was the likeness of a throne their wings on their four sides; and they four as the appearance of a sapphire ftone : and had their faces and their wings.

upon the likeness of the throne was the like Their wings were joined one to ancther; ness as the appearance of a man above they turned not when ihey went; they went upon it. every one straight forward.

27 And I saw as the colour of amber, as 10 As for the likeness of their faces, they, the appearance of fire round about within four had the face of a man, and the face of it, from the appearance of his loins even a lion, on the right fide; and they four had upward, and from the appearance of his i he face of an ox on the lett fide; they four loins even downward, I saw as it were the also had the face of an eagle.

appearance of fire, and it had brightness 11 Thus were their faces : and their wings round about. were stretched upward; two wings of every 28 As the appearance of the bow that is one were joined one to another, and two co. in the cloud in the day of rain, fo was the vered their bodies.

appearance of the brightness round about, 12 And they went every one fraight for. This was the appearance of the likeness of ward: whither the spirit was to go they went; the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, and they turned not when they went. I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of

13 As for the likeness of the living crea. one thai spake, tures, their appearance was like burning

CHA P. II. coals of fire, and like the appearance of i Ezekiel's commission: 6 bis inftructions: 9 lamps: it went up and down among the liv. the roll of his heavy prophecy.

ND of the fire went forth lightning.

upon thy feet, I will speak unto 14 Aod the living creatures ran and re. thee. turned as the appearance of a flash of light. 2 And the spirit entered into me when ning.

he spake unto me, and set me upon my feet, Is Now as I beheld the living creatures, that I heard him that Ipake unto me. berold, one wheel upon the earth by the live 3. And he said unto me, Son of man, I fend ing creatures, with his four faces.

thee to the children of Ifrael, to a rcbcllious 16 The appearance of the wheels and their nation that hath rebelled againtt_me, they work was like unto the colour of a bery!: and their fathers have transgressed against and they four had one likeness : and their me, even unto this very day, appearance and their work was as it were 4. For they are impudent children, and All a wheel in the middle of a wheel.

hearted: 1 do send thee into them; and thou 17 When they went, Obey went upon their fait say unto them, Thus fuith the Lord four fides: and they returned not when they Gno. went.

į And they, whether they will hear, or 18 As for their rings, they were so high whether they will for bear, (for they are that they were dreadful; and their rings rebellious house) yet mall know that there were full of eyes round about them four. hath been a prophct among them.

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