[JE]   JEREMIAH

» Jeremiah 1

¶ Jeremiah 1 v1-3

{ heart }   [JE] 1v1

The words of Jeremiah, the son of Hilkiah,
of the priests that were in Anathoth
in the land of Benjamin,

{ heart }   [JE] 1v2

To whom the word of the LORD came
in the days of Josiah,
the son of Amon, king of Judah,
in the thirteenth year of his reign.

{ heart }   [JE] 1v3

It came also in the days of Jehoiakim,
the son of Josiah, king of Judah,
unto the end of the eleventh year of Zedekiah,
the son of Josiah, king of Judah,
unto the carrying away of Jerusalem captive
in the fifth month.

¶ Jeremiah 1 v4-19

{ heart }   [JE] 1v4

Then the word of the LORD came unto me,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 1v5

Before I formed thee in the belly, I knew thee;
and before thou camest forth out of the womb,
I sanctified thee,
and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

{ heart }   [JE] 1v6

Then said I,

 ‘Ah, LORD GOD,
behold, I cannot speak, for I am a child’.

{ heart }   [JE] 1v7

But the LORD said unto me,

Say not,

 ‘I am a child’; 

For thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee,
and whatsoever I command thee
thou shalt speak.

{ heart }   [JE] 1v8

Be not afraid of their faces;
for I AM with thee to deliver thee,


Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 1v9

Then the LORD put forth HIS hand,
and touched my mouth,
and the LORD said unto me,


Behold, I have put MY words in thy mouth.

{ heart }   [JE] 1v10

See, I have this day set thee
over the nations and over the kingdoms,
to root out, and to pull down,
and to destroy, and to throw down,
to build, and to plant.

{ heart }   [JE] 1v11

Moreover, the word of the LORD
came unto me,
saying,


Jeremiah, what seest thou?

And I said,

 ‘I see a rod of an almond tree’.

{ heart }   [JE] 1v12

Then said the LORD unto me,

Thou hast well seen;
for I will hasten MY word to perform it.

{ heart }   [JE] 1v13

And the word of the LORD
came unto me the second time,
saying,


What seest thou?

And I said,

 ‘I see a seething pot,
and the face thereof was toward the north’.

{ heart }   [JE] 1v14

Then the LORD said unto me,

Out of the north an evil shall break forth
upon all the inhabitants of the land.

{ heart }   [JE] 1v15

For, lo, I will call
all the families of the kingdoms of the north,


Saith the LORD;

And they shall come,
and they shall set every one his throne
at the entering of the gates of Jerusalem,
and against all the walls thereof round about,
and against all the cities of Judah.

{ heart }   [JE] 1v16

And I will utter MY judgments against them
touching all their wickedness,
who have forsaken ME,
and have burnt incense unto other gods,
and worshipped the works of their own hands.

{ heart }   [JE] 1v17

Thou, therefore, gird up thy loins, and arise,
and speak unto them all that I command thee;
be not dismayed at their faces,
lest I confound thee before them.

{ heart }   [JE] 1v18

For, behold,
I have made thee this day a defenced city,
and an iron pillar, and bronze walls
against the whole land,
against the kings of Judah,
against the princes thereof,
against the priests thereof,
and against the people of the land.

{ heart }   [JE] 1v19

And they shall fight against thee,
but they shall not prevail against thee;
for I AM with thee,


Saith the LORD,

To deliver thee.

» Jeremiah 2

¶ Jeremiah 2 v1-3

{ heart }   [JE] 2v1

Moreover, the word of the LORD
came to me,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 2v2

Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem,
saying,

 ‘Thus saith the LORD;
I remember thee, the kindness of thy youth,
the love of thine espousals,
when thou wentest after ME in the wilderness,
in a land that was not sown’.

{ heart }   [JE] 2v3

Israel was holiness unto the LORD,
and the first fruits of HIS increase;
all that devour him shall offend;
evil shall come upon them,


Saith the LORD.

¶ Jeremiah 2 v4-9

{ heart }   [JE] 2v4

Hear ye the word of the LORD,
O house of Jacob,
and all the families of the house of Israel.

{ heart }   [JE] 2v5

Thus saith the LORD,

What iniquity have your fathers found in ME,
that they are gone far from ME,
and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?

{ heart }   [JE] 2v6

Neither said they,

 ‘Where is the LORD
THAT brought us up out of the land of Egypt,
THAT led us through the wilderness,
through a land of deserts and of pits,
through a land of drought,
and of the shadow of death,
through a land that no man passed through,
and where no man dwelt’?

{ heart }   [JE] 2v7

And I brought you into a plentiful country,
to eat the fruit thereof and the goodness thereof;
but when ye entered, ye defiled MY land,
and made MINE heritage an abomination.

{ heart }   [JE] 2v8

The priests said not,

 ‘Where is the LORD’? 

And they that handle the law
knew

 ‘ME’ 

Not:
the pastors also transgressed against ME,
and the prophets prophesied by Baal,
and walked after things that do not profit.

{ heart }   [JE] 2v9

Wherefore, I will yet plead with you,

Saith the LORD,

With your children's children will I plead.

¶ Jeremiah 2 v10-13

{ heart }   [JE] 2v10

For pass over the isles of Kittim, and see;
and send unto Kedar,
and consider diligently, and see
if there be such a thing.

{ heart }   [JE] 2v11

Hath a nation changed their gods,
which are yet no gods?
but MY people have changed their glory
for that which doth not profit.

{ heart }   [JE] 2v12

Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this,
and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate,


Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 2v13

For MY people have committed two evils:
they have forsaken ME,
the FOUNTAIN of LIVING WATERS,
and hewed them out cisterns,
broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

¶ Jeremiah 2 v14-18

{ heart }   [JE] 2v14

Is Israel a servant? is he a homeborn slave?
why is he spoiled?

{ heart }   [JE] 2v15

The young lions roared upon him, and yelled,
and they made his land waste;
his cities are burnt without inhabitant.

{ heart }   [JE] 2v16

Also the children of Memphis and Tahpanhes
have broken the crown of thy head.

{ heart }   [JE] 2v17

Hast thou not procured this unto thyself,
in that thou hast forsaken the LORD, thy GOD,
when HE led thee by the way?

{ heart }   [JE] 2v18

And now what hast thou to do
in the way of Egypt,
to drink the waters of Shihor?
Or what hast thou to do
in the way of Assyria,
to drink the waters of the river?

¶ Jeremiah 2 v19-37

{ heart }   [JE] 2v19

Thine own wickedness shall correct thee,
and thy backslidings shall reprove thee;
know, therefore, and see

 ‘That it is an evil thing and bitter,
that thou hast forsaken the LORD, thy GOD,
and that MY fear is not in thee’,


Saith the LORD GOD of hosts.

{ heart }   [JE] 2v20

For of old time
I have broken thy yoke, and burst thy bands;
and thou saidst,

 ‘I will not transgress’; 

When upon every high hill
and under every green tree
thou wanderest, playing the harlot.

{ heart }   [JE] 2v21

Yet I had planted thee a noble vine,
wholly a right seed:
How, then, art thou turned into
the degenerate plant of a strange vine
unto ME?

{ heart }   [JE] 2v22

For though thou wash thee with lye,
and take thee much soap,
yet thine iniquity is marked before ME,


Saith the LORD GOD.

{ heart }   [JE] 2v23

How canst thou say,

 ‘I am not polluted, I have not gone after Baalim’? 

See thy way in the valley,
know

 ‘What thou hast done’; 

Thou art a swift dromedary traversing her ways,

{ heart }   [JE] 2v24

A wild ass used to the wilderness,
that snuffeth up the wind at her pleasure;
in her occasion who can turn her away?
all they who seek her will not weary themselves,
in her month they shall find her.

{ heart }   [JE] 2v25

Withhold thy foot from being unshod,
and thy throat from thirst;
but thou saidst,

 ‘There is no hope.
No, for I have loved strangers,
and after them will I go’.

{ heart }   [JE] 2v26

As the thief is ashamed when he is found,
so is the house of Israel ashamed;
they, their kings, their princes,
and their priests, and their prophets,

{ heart }   [JE] 2v27

Saying to a stock;

 ‘Thou art my father’, 

And to a stone;

 ‘Thou hast brought me forth’: 

For they have turned their back unto ME,
and not their face,
but in the time of their trouble
they will say,

 ‘Arise, and save us’.

{ heart }   [JE] 2v28

But where are thy gods that thou hast made thee?
let them arise,if they can save thee
in the time of thy trouble;
for according to the number of thy cities
are thy gods, O Judah.

{ heart }   [JE] 2v29

Wherefore will ye plead with ME?
ye all have transgressed against ME,


Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 2v30

In vain have I smitten your children;
they received no correction:
your own sword hath devoured your prophets,
like a destroying lion.

{ heart }   [JE] 2v31

O generation, see ye the word of the LORD:
have I been a wilderness unto Israel?
a land of darkness?
wherefore say MY people,

 ‘We are lords;
we will come no more unto THEE’?

{ heart }   [JE] 2v32

Can a maid forget her ornaments,
or a bride her attire?
yet MY people have forgotten ME
days without number.

{ heart }   [JE] 2v33

Why trimmest thou thy way to seek love?
therefore hast thou also taught the wicked ones

 ‘Thy ways’.

{ heart }   [JE] 2v34

Also in thy skirts is found
the blood of the souls of the poor innocents;
I have not found it by secret search,
but upon all these.

{ heart }   [JE] 2v35

Yet thou sayest,

 ‘Because I am innocent,
surely HIS anger shall turn from me.’ 

Behold, I will plead with thee,
because thou sayest,

 ‘I have not sinned’.

{ heart }   [JE] 2v36

Why gaddest thou about so much
to change thy way?
thou also shalt be ashamed of Egypt,
as thou wast ashamed of Assyria.

{ heart }   [JE] 2v37

Yea, thou shalt go forth from him,
and thine hands upon thine head;
for the LORD hath rejected thy confidences,
and thou shalt not prosper in them.

» Jeremiah 3

¶ Jeremiah 3 v1-5

{ heart }   [JE] 3v1

They say,

 ‘If a man put away his wife,
and she go from him, and become another man's,
shall he return unto her again?
shall not that land be greatly polluted’? 

But thou hast played the harlot with many lovers;
yet return again to ME,


Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 3v2

Lift up thine eyes unto the high places,
and see where thou hast not been lien with:
in the ways hast thou sat for them,
as the Arabian in the wilderness;
and thou hast polluted the land
with thy whoredomes and with thy wickedness.

{ heart }   [JE] 3v3

Therefore, the showers have been withheld,
and there hath been no latter rain;
and thou hadst a whore's forehead,
thou refusedst to be ashamed.

{ heart }   [JE] 3v4

Wilt thou not from this time
cry unto ME,

 ‘MY FATHER,
THOU art the GUIDE of my youth’?

{ heart }   [JE] 3v5

Will HE reserve HIS anger forever?
will HE keep it to the end?
Behold, thou hast spoken and done evil things
as thou couldest.

¶ Jeremiah 3 v6-11

{ heart }   [JE] 3v6

The LORD said also unto me
in the days of Josiah, the king,


Hast thou seen
that which backsliding Israel hath done?
she is gone up upon every high mountain
and under every green tree,
and there hath played the harlot.

{ heart }   [JE] 3v7

And I said
after she had done all these things,

 ‘Turn thou unto ME’. 

But she returned not.
and her treacherous sister, Judah, saw it.

{ heart }   [JE] 3v8

And I saw, when for all the causes
whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery
I had put her away,
and given her a bill of divorce;
yet her treacherous sister, Judah, feared not,
but went and played the harlot also.

{ heart }   [JE] 3v9

And it came to pass
through the lightness of her whoredom,
that she defiled the land,
and committed adultery
with stones and with stocks.

{ heart }   [JE] 3v10

And yet for all this
her treacherous sister, Judah,
hath not turned unto ME with her whole heart,
but feignedly,


Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 3v11

And the LORD said unto me,

The backsliding Israel hath justified herself
more than treacherous Judah.

¶ Jeremiah 3 v12-13

{ heart }   [JE] 3v12

Go and proclaim these words toward the north,
and say,

 ‘Return, thou backsliding Israel,


Saith the LORD,

And I will not cause MINE anger to fall upon you;
for I AM merciful,


Saith the LORD,

And I will not keep anger forever’.

{ heart }   [JE] 3v13

Only acknowledge thine iniquity,

 ‘That thou hast transgressed
against the LORD, thy GOD,
and hast scattered thy ways to the strangers
under every green tree,
and ye have not obeyed MY voice’,


Saith the LORD.

¶ Jeremiah 3 v14-18

{ heart }   [JE] 3v14

Turn, O backsliding children,

Saith the LORD;

For I AM married unto you;
and I will take you one of a city,
and two of a family,
and I will bring you to Zion:

{ heart }   [JE] 3v15

And I will give you pastors
according to MINE heart,
which shall feed you
with knowledge and understanding.

{ heart }   [JE] 3v16

And it shall come to pass,
when ye be multiplied and increased in the land,
in those days,


Saith the LORD,

They shall say no more,

 ‘The ark of the covenant of the LORD’; 

Neither shall it come to mind;
neither shall they remember it;
neither shall they visit it;
neither shall that be done any more.

{ heart }   [JE] 3v17

At that time
they shall call Jerusalem

 ‘The throne of the LORD’, 

And all the nations shall be gathered unto it,
to the NAME of the LORD, to Jerusalem;
neither shall they walk any more
after the imagination of their evil heart.

{ heart }   [JE] 3v18

In those days
the house of Judah shall walk
with the house of Israel,
and they shall come together
out of the land of the north
to the land that I have given for an inheritance
unto your fathers.

¶ Jeremiah 3 v19-25

{ heart }   [JE] 3v19

But I said,

 ‘How shall I put thee among the children,
and give thee a pleasant land,
a goodly heritage of the hosts of nations’? 

And I said,

 ‘Thou shalt call ME,

My FATHER,

And shalt not turn away from ME.

{ heart }   [JE] 3v20

Surely,
as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband,
so have you dealt treacherously with ME,
O house of Israel,


Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 3v21

A voice was heard upon the high places,
weeping and supplications of the children of Israel;
for they have perverted their way,
and they have forgotten the LORD, their GOD.

{ heart }   [JE] 3v22

Return, ye backsliding children,
and I will heal your backslidings.


Behold, we come unto THEE;
for THOU art the LORD, our GOD.

{ heart }   [JE] 3v23

Truly in vain is salvation hoped for
from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains;
truly in the LORD, our GOD,
is the salvation of Israel.

{ heart }   [JE] 3v24

For shame hath devoured the labor of our fathers
from our youth;
their flocks and their herds,
their sons and their daughters.

{ heart }   [JE] 3v25

We lie down in our shame,
and our confusion covereth us;
for we have sinned against the LORD, our GOD,
we and our fathers, from our youth
even unto this day,
and have not obeyed the voice of the LORD,
our GOD.

» Jeremiah 4

¶ Jeremiah 4 v1-4

{ heart }   [JE] 4v1

If thou wilt return, O Israel,

Saith the LORD,

Return unto ME;
and if thou wilt put away thine abominations
out of MY sight,
then shalt thou not remove.

{ heart }   [JE] 4v2

And thou shalt swear,

 ‘The LORD liveth,
in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness’; 

And the nations shall bless themselves in HIM,
and in HIM shall they glory.

{ heart }   [JE] 4v3

For thus saith the LORD
to the men of Judah and Jerusalem,


Break up your fallow ground,
and sow not among thorns.

{ heart }   [JE] 4v4

Circumcise yourselves to the LORD,
and take away the foreskins of your heart,
ye men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem;
lest MY fury come forth like fire,
and burn that none can quench it,
because of the evil of your doings.

¶ Jeremiah 4 v5-10

{ heart }   [JE] 4v5

Declare ye in Judah, and publish in Jerusalem,
and say,

 ‘Blow ye the trumpet in the land:
cry, gather together, and say,

Assemble yourselves,
and let us go into the defenced cities.

{ heart }   [JE] 4v6

Set up the standard toward Zion;
retire, stay not;
for I will bring evil from the north,
and a great destruction.

{ heart }   [JE] 4v7

The lion is come up from his thicket,
and the destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way;
he is gone forth from his place
to make thy land desolate,
and thy cities shall be laid waste,
without an inhabitant.

{ heart }   [JE] 4v8

For this, gird you with sackcloth, lament and howl;
for the fierce anger of the LORD
is not turned back from us.

{ heart }   [JE] 4v9

And it shall come to pass
at that day,


Saith the LORD,

That the heart of the king shall perish,
and the heart of the princes;
and the priests shall be astonished,
and the prophets shall wonder.

{ heart }   [JE] 4v10

Then said I,

 ‘Ah LORD GOD,
surely THOU hast greatly deceived this people
and Jerusalem,
saying,

Ye shall have peace;

Whereas the sword reacheth unto the soul’.

¶ Jeremiah 4 v11-18

{ heart }   [JE] 4v11

At that time
shall it be said to this people and to Jerusalem,


A dry wind of the high places in the wilderness
toward the daughter of MY people,
not to fan, nor to cleanse,

{ heart }   [JE] 4v12

Even a full wind from those places
shall come unto ME;
now also will I give sentence against them.

{ heart }   [JE] 4v13

Behold, he shall come up as clouds,
and his chariots shall be as a whirlwind;
his horses are swifter than eagles:
woe unto us, for we are spoiled.

{ heart }   [JE] 4v14

Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness,
that thou mayest be saved:
how long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?

{ heart }   [JE] 4v15

For a voice declareth from Dan,
and publisheth affliction from Mount Ephraim.

{ heart }   [JE] 4v16

Make ye mention to the nations;
behold, publish against Jerusalem,

 ‘That watchers come from a far country,
and give out their voice against the cities of Judah’.

{ heart }   [JE] 4v17

As keepers of a field are they against her
round about,
because she hath been rebellious against ME,


Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 4v18

Thy way and thy doings
have procured these things unto thee;
this is thy wickedness, because it is bitter,
because it reacheth unto thine heart.

¶ Jeremiah 4 v19-22

{ heart }   [JE] 4v19

My bowels, my bowels,
I am pained at my very heart;
my heart maketh a noise in me;
I cannot hold my peace,
because thou hast heard, O my soul,

 ‘The sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war’.

{ heart }   [JE] 4v20

 ‘Destruction upon destruction’ 

Is cried,
for the whole land is spoiled;
suddenly are my tents spoiled,
and my curtains in a moment.

{ heart }   [JE] 4v21

How long shall I see the standard,
and hear the sound of the trumpet?

{ heart }   [JE] 4v22

For MY people is foolish,
they have not known

 ‘ME’;


They are sottish children,
and they have none understanding;
they are wise to do evil,
but

 ‘To do good’ 

They have no knowledge.

¶ Jeremiah 4 v23-28

{ heart }   [JE] 4v23

I beheld the earth,
and, lo, it was without form, and void;
and the heavens, and they had no light.

{ heart }   [JE] 4v24

I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled,
and all the hills moved lightly.

{ heart }   [JE] 4v25

I beheld, and, lo, there was no man,
and all the birds of the heavens were fled.

{ heart }   [JE] 4v26

I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness,
and all the cities thereof were broken down
at the presence of the LORD,
and by HIS fierce anger.

{ heart }   [JE] 4v27

For thus
hath the LORD said,


The whole land shall be desolate;
yet will I not make a full end.

{ heart }   [JE] 4v28

For this shall the earth mourn,
and the heavens above be black;
because I have spoken it, I have purposed it,
and will not repent,
neither will I turn back from it.

¶ Jeremiah 4 v29-31

{ heart }   [JE] 4v29

The whole city shall flee
for the noise of the horsemen and bowmen;
they shall go into thickets,
and climb up upon the rocks;
every city shall be forsaken,
and not a man dwell therein.

{ heart }   [JE] 4v30

And when thou art spoiled, what wilt thou do?
though thou clothest thyself with crimson,
though thou deckest thee with ornaments of gold,
though thou enlargest thine eyes with paint,
in vain shalt thou make thyself fair;
thy lovers will despise thee, they will seek thy life.

{ heart }   [JE] 4v31

For I have heard a voice as of a woman in travail,
and the anguish
as of her who bringeth forth her first child,
the voice of the daughter of Zion,
that bewaileth herself, that spreadeth her hands,
saying,

 ‘Woe is me now,
for my soul is wearied because of murderers’.

» Jeremiah 5

¶ Jeremiah 5 v1-8

{ heart }   [JE] 5v1

Run ye to and fro
through the streets of Jerusalem,
and see now, and know,
and seek in the broad places thereof,

 ‘If ye can find a man,
if there be any that executeth judgment,
that seeketh the truth’; 

And I will pardon it.

{ heart }   [JE] 5v2

And though they say,

 ‘The LORD liveth’; 

Surely they swear falsely.

{ heart }   [JE] 5v3

LORD, are not THINE eyes upon the truth?
THOU hast stricken them, but they have not grieved;
THOU hast consumed them,
but they have refused to receive correction:
they have made their faces harder than a rock;
they have refused to return.

{ heart }   [JE] 5v4

Therefore I said,

 ‘Surely these are poor, they are foolish:
for they know not

The way of the LORD,
nor the judgment of their GOD’.

{ heart }   [JE] 5v5

I will get me unto the great men,
and will speak unto them,
for they have known

 ‘The way of the LORD,
and the judgment of their GOD’; 

But these have altogether broken the yoke,
and burst the bonds.

{ heart }   [JE] 5v6

Wherefore, a lion out of the forest shall slay them,
and a wolf of the evenings shall spoil them,
a leopard shall watch over their cities;
every one that goeth out thence
shall be torn in pieces,
because their transgressions are many,
and their backslidings are increased.

{ heart }   [JE] 5v7

How shall I pardon thee for this?
thy children have forsaken ME,
and sworn by them that are no gods;
when I had fed them to the full,
they then committed adultery,
and assembled themselves by troops
in the harlots' houses.

{ heart }   [JE] 5v8

They were as fed horses in the morning;
every one neighed after his neighbor's wife.

¶ Jeremiah 5 v9-17

{ heart }   [JE] 5v9

Shall I not visit for these things?

Saith the LORD;

And shall not MY soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

{ heart }   [JE] 5v10

Go ye up upon her walls, and destroy,
but make not a full end;
take away her battlements;
for they are not the LORD'S.

{ heart }   [JE] 5v11

For the house of Israel and the house of Judah
have dealt very treacherously against ME,


Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 5v12

They have belied the LORD,
and said,

 ‘It is not HE, neither shall evil come upon us,
neither shall we see sword nor famine’;

{ heart }   [JE] 5v13

And the prophets shall become wind,
and the word is not in them;
thus shall it be done unto them.

{ heart }   [JE] 5v14

Wherefore,
thus saith the LORD GOD of hosts,


Because ye speak this word,
behold, I will make MY words in thy mouth fire,
and this people wood,
and it shall devour them.

{ heart }   [JE] 5v15

Lo, I will bring a nation upon you from far,
O house of Israel,


Saith the LORD;

it is a mighty nation, it is an ancient nation,
a nation whose language thou knowest not,
neither understandest what they say.

{ heart }   [JE] 5v16

Their quiver is as an open sepulcher,
they are all mighty men.

{ heart }   [JE] 5v17

And they shall eat up thine harvest, and thy bread,
which thy sons and thy daughters should eat;
they shall eat up thy flocks and thine herds;
they shall eat up thy vines and thy fig trees;
they shall impoverish thy fenced cities,
wherein thou trustedst,
with the sword.

¶ Jeremiah 5 v18-19

{ heart }   [JE] 5v18

Nevertheless, in those days,

Saith the LORD,

I will not make a full end with you.

{ heart }   [JE] 5v19

And it shall come to pass,
when ye shall say,

 ‘Wherefore doeth the LORD, our GOD,
all these things unto us’? 

Then shalt thou answer them,

 ‘Like as ye have forsaken ME,
and served strange gods in your land,
so shall ye serve strangers
in a land that is not yours’.

¶ Jeremiah 5 v20-22

{ heart }   [JE] 5v20

Declare this in the house of Jacob,
and publish it in Judah,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 5v21

Hear now this,
O foolish people, and without understanding,
which have eyes, and see not;
which have ears, and hear not:

{ heart }   [JE] 5v22

Fear ye not ME?

Saith the LORD.

Will ye not tremble at MY presence,
WHICH have placed the sand
for the bound of the sea
by a perpetual decree,

 ‘That it cannot pass it’; 

And though the waves thereof toss themselves,
yet can they not prevail;
though they roar, yet can they not pass over it?

¶ Jeremiah 5 v23-31

{ heart }   [JE] 5v23

But this people hath
a revolting and a rebellious heart;
they are revolted and gone.

{ heart }   [JE] 5v24

Neither say they in their heart,

 ‘Let us now fear the LORD, our GOD,
THAT giveth rain, both the former and the latter,
in his season;
HE reserveth unto us the appointed weeks
of the harvest’.

{ heart }   [JE] 5v25

Your iniquities have turned away these things,
and your sins have withheld good things from you.

{ heart }   [JE] 5v26

For among MY people are found wicked men;
they lay wait, as he that setteth snares;
they set a trap, they catch men.

{ heart }   [JE] 5v27

As a cage is full of birds,
so are their houses full of deceit;
therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.

{ heart }   [JE] 5v28

They are waxen fat, they shine;
yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked;
they judge not the cause,
the cause of the fatherless,
yet they prosper;
and the right of the needy do they not judge.

{ heart }   [JE] 5v29

Shall I not visit for these things?

Saith the LORD.

Shall not MY soul be avenged
on such a nation as this?

{ heart }   [JE] 5v30

A wonderful and horrible thing
is committed in the land:

{ heart }   [JE] 5v31

The prophets prophesy falsely,
and the priests bear rule by their means,
and MY people love to have it so;
and what will ye do in the end thereof?

» Jeremiah 6

¶ Jeremiah 6 v1-5

{ heart }   [JE] 6v1

O ye children of Benjamin, gather yourselves
to flee out of the midst of Jerusalem,
and blow the trumpet in Tekoa,
and set up a sign of fire in Beth-haccherem;
for evil appeareth out of the north,
and great destruction.

{ heart }   [JE] 6v2

I have likened the daughter of Zion
to a comely and delicate woman.

{ heart }   [JE] 6v3

The shepherds, with their flocks,
shall come unto her;
they shall pitch their tents against her round about;
they shall feed every one in his place.

{ heart }   [JE] 6v4

Prepare ye war against her;
arise, and let us go up at noon:
woe unto us, for the day goeth away,
for the shadows of the evening are stretched out.

{ heart }   [JE] 6v5

Arise, and let us go by night,
and let us destroy her palaces.

¶ Jeremiah 6 v6-8

{ heart }   [JE] 6v6

For thus
hath the LORD of hosts said,


Hew ye down trees,
and cast a siege mount against Jerusalem;
this is the city to be visited;
she is wholly oppression in the midst of her.

{ heart }   [JE] 6v7

As a fountain casteth out her waters,
so she casteth out her wickedness;
violence and spoil is heard in her;
before ME continually is grief and wounds.

{ heart }   [JE] 6v8

Be thou instructed, O Jerusalem,
lest MY soul depart from thee:
lest I make thee desolate, a land not inhabited.

¶ Jeremiah 6 v9-15

{ heart }   [JE] 6v9

Thus saith the LORD of hosts,

They shall thoroughly glean the remnant of Israel
as a vine;
turn back thine hand as a grape gatherer
into the baskets.

{ heart }   [JE] 6v10

To whom shall I speak, and give warning,
that they may hear?
Behold, their ear is uncircumcised,
and they cannot hearken;
behold, the word of the LORD
is unto them a reproach;
they have no delight in it.

{ heart }   [JE] 6v11

Therefore, I AM full of the fury of the LORD;
I AM weary with holding in;
I will pour it out upon the children abroad,
and upon the assembly of young men together;
for even the husband with the wife shall be taken,
the aged with him that is full of days.

{ heart }   [JE] 6v12

And their houses shall be turned unto others,
with their fields and wives together;
for I will stretch out MY hand
upon the inhabitants of the land,


Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 6v13

For from the least of them
even unto the greatest of them
every one is given to covetousness;
and from the prophet even unto the priest
every one dealeth falsely.

{ heart }   [JE] 6v14

They have healed also
the hurt of the daughter of MY people
slightly, saying,

 ‘Peace, peace’, 

When there is no peace.

{ heart }   [JE] 6v15

Were they ashamed
when they had committed abomination?
nay, they were not at all ashamed,
neither could they blush;
therefore they shall fall among them that fall;
at the time that I visit them
they shall be cast down,


Saith the LORD.

¶ Jeremiah 6 v16-21

{ heart }   [JE] 6v16

Thus saith the LORD,

Stand ye in the ways, and see,
and ask for the old paths,

 ‘Where is the good way’, 

And walk therein,
and ye shall find rest for your souls:
but they said,

 ‘We will not walk therein’.

{ heart }   [JE] 6v17

Also, I set watchmen over you,
saying,

 ‘Hearken to the sound of the trumpet’. 

But they said,

 ‘We will not hearken’.

{ heart }   [JE] 6v18

Therefore hear, ye nations,
and know, O congregation,

 ‘What is among them’.

{ heart }   [JE] 6v19

Hear, O earth;
behold, I will bring evil upon this people,
even the fruit of their thoughts,
because they have not hearkened unto MY words,
nor to MY law, but rejected it.

{ heart }   [JE] 6v20

To what purpose cometh there to ME
incense from Sheba,
and the sweet cane from a far country?
your burnt offerings are not acceptable,
nor your sacrifices sweet unto ME.

{ heart }   [JE] 6v21

Therefore, thus saith the LORD,

Behold, I will lay stumbling blocks
before this people,
and the fathers and the sons together
shall fall upon them;
the neighbor and his friend shall perish.

¶ Jeremiah 6 v22-26

{ heart }   [JE] 6v22

Thus saith the LORD,

Behold, a people cometh from the north country,
and a great nation shall be raised
from the sides of the earth.

{ heart }   [JE] 6v23

They shall lay hold on bow and spear;
they are cruel, and have no mercy;
their voice roareth like the sea,
and they ride upon horses,
set in array as men for war
against thee, O daughter of Zion.

{ heart }   [JE] 6v24

We have heard the fame thereof;
our hands wax feeble;
anguish hath taken hold of us,
and pain, as of a woman in travail.

{ heart }   [JE] 6v25

Go not forth into the field, nor walk by the way;
for the sword of the enemy and fear
is on every side.

{ heart }   [JE] 6v26

O daughter of MY people,
gird thee with sackcloth,
and wallow thyself in ashes;
make thee mourning, as for an only son,
most bitter lamentation;
for the spoiler shall suddenly come upon us.

¶ Jeremiah 6 v27-30

{ heart }   [JE] 6v27

I have set thee for a tower
and a fortress among MY people,
that thou mayest know and try

 ‘Their way’.

{ heart }   [JE] 6v28

They are all grievous revolters,
walking with slanders:
they are bronze and iron, they are all corrupters.

{ heart }   [JE] 6v29

The bellows are burnt,
the lead is consumed of the fire;
the founder melteth in vain;
for the wicked are not plucked away.

{ heart }   [JE] 6v30

 ‘Reprobate silver’ 

Shall men call them,
because the LORD hath rejected them.

» Jeremiah 7

¶ Jeremiah 7 v1-15

{ heart }   [JE] 7v1

The word that came to Jeremiah
from the LORD,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 7v2

Stand in the gate of the LORD'S house,
and proclaim there this word,
and say,

 ‘Hear the word of the LORD, all ye of Judah,
that enter in at these gates to worship the LORD’.

{ heart }   [JE] 7v3

Thus saith the LORD of hosts,
the GOD of Israel,

 ‘Amend your ways and your doings,
and I will cause you to dwell in this place’.

{ heart }   [JE] 7v4

Trust ye not in lying words,
saying,

 ‘The temple of the LORD,
The temple of the LORD,
the temple of the LORD are these’.

{ heart }   [JE] 7v5

For if ye thoroughly amend your ways
and your doings;
if ye thoroughly execute judgment
between a man and his neighbor;

{ heart }   [JE] 7v6

If ye oppress not the sojourner,
the fatherless, and the widow,
and shed not innocent blood in this place,
neither walk after other gods to your hurt;

{ heart }   [JE] 7v7

Then will I cause you to dwell in this place,
in the land that I gave to your fathers,
forever and ever.

{ heart }   [JE] 7v8

Behold, ye trust in lying words
that cannot profit.

{ heart }   [JE] 7v9

Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery,
and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal,
and walk after other gods whom ye know not;

{ heart }   [JE] 7v10

And come and stand before ME
in this house, which is called by MY NAME,
and say,

 ‘We are delivered
to do all these abominations’?

{ heart }   [JE] 7v11

Is this house, which is called by MY NAME,
become a den of robbers in your eyes?

Behold, even I have seen it,


Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 7v12

But go ye now unto MY place which was in Shiloh,
where I set MY NAME at the first,
and see what I did to it
for the wickedness of MY people, Israel.

{ heart }   [JE] 7v13

And now,
because ye have done all these works,


Saith the LORD,

And I spake unto you, rising up early and speaking,
but ye heard not;
and I called

 ‘You’, 

But ye answered not;

{ heart }   [JE] 7v14

Therefore, will I do unto this house,
which is called by MY NAME, wherein ye trust,
and unto the place
which I gave to you and to your fathers,
as I have done to Shiloh.

{ heart }   [JE] 7v15

And I will cast you out of MY sight,
as I have cast out all your brethren,
even the whole seed of Ephraim.

¶ Jeremiah 7 v16-20

{ heart }   [JE] 7v16

Therefore, pray not thou for this people,
neither lift up cry nor prayer for them,
neither make intercession to ME;
for I will not hear thee.

{ heart }   [JE] 7v17

Seest thou not what they do
in the cities of Judah
and in the streets of Jerusalem?

{ heart }   [JE] 7v18

The children gather wood,
and the fathers kindle the fire,
and the women knead their dough,
to make cakes to the queen of heaven,
and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods,
that they may provoke ME to anger.

{ heart }   [JE] 7v19

Do they provoke ME to anger?

Saith the LORD.

Do they not provoke themselves
to the confusion of their own faces?

{ heart }   [JE] 7v20

Therefore, thus saith the LORD GOD;

Behold, MINE anger and MY fury
shall be poured out upon this place,
upon man, and upon beast,
and upon the trees of the field,
and upon the fruit of the ground;
and it shall burn, and shall not be quenched.

¶ Jeremiah 7 v21-27

{ heart }   [JE] 7v21

Thus saith the LORD of hosts,
the GOD of Israel,


Put your burnt offerings unto your sacrifices,
and eat flesh.

{ heart }   [JE] 7v22

For I spake not unto your fathers,
nor commanded them in the day
that I brought them out of the land of Egypt,
concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices;

{ heart }   [JE] 7v23

But this thing commanded I them,
saying,

 ‘Obey MY voice, and I will be your GOD,
and ye shall be MY people;
and walk ye in all the ways
that I have commanded you,
that it may be well unto you’.

{ heart }   [JE] 7v24

But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear,
but walked in the counsels
and in the imagination of their evil heart,
and went backward, and not forward.

{ heart }   [JE] 7v25

Since the day that your fathers came forth
out of the land of Egypt
unto this day
I have even sent unto you
all MY servants, the prophets,
daily rising up early and sending them:

{ heart }   [JE] 7v26

Yet they hearkened not unto ME,
nor inclined their ear,
but hardened their neck;
they did worse than their fathers.

{ heart }   [JE] 7v27

Therefore,
thou shalt speak all these words unto them,
but they will not hearken to thee;
thou shalt also call unto them,
but they will not answer thee.

¶ Jeremiah 7 v28-29

{ heart }   [JE] 7v28

But thou shalt say unto them,

 ‘This is a nation that obeyeth not
the voice of the LORD, their GOD,
nor receiveth correction;
truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth’.

{ heart }   [JE] 7v29

Cut off thine hair, O Jerusalem,
and cast it away,
and take up a lamentation on high places;
for the LORD hath rejected and forsaken
the generation of HIS wrath.

¶ Jeremiah 7 v30-34

{ heart }   [JE] 7v30

For the children of Judah have done evil
in MY sight,


Saith the LORD,

They have set their abominations
in the house which is called by MY NAME,
to pollute it.

{ heart }   [JE] 7v31

And they have built the high places of Topheth,
which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom,
to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire,
which I commanded them not,
neither came it into MY heart.

{ heart }   [JE] 7v32

Therefore, behold, the days come,

Saith the LORD,

That it shall no more be called

 ‘Topheth’, 

Nor

 ‘The Valley of the son of Hinnom’, 

But

 ‘The Valley of Slaughter’; 

For they shall bury in Topheth,
till there be no place.

{ heart }   [JE] 7v33

And the carcasses of this people
shall be meat for the fowls of the heaven,
and for the beasts of the earth;
and none shall fray them away.

{ heart }   [JE] 7v34

Then will I cause to cease
from the cities of Judah,
and from the streets of Jerusalem,
the voice of mirth,
and the voice of gladness,
the voice of the bridegroom,
and the voice of the bride;
for the land shall be desolate.

» Jeremiah 8

¶ Jeremiah 8 v1-3

{ heart }   [JE] 8v1

At that time,

Saith the LORD,

They shall bring out
the bones of the kings of Judah,
and the bones of his princes,
and the bones of the priests,
and the bones of the prophets,
and the bones of the inhabitants of Jerusalem,
out of their graves.

{ heart }   [JE] 8v2

And they shall spread them
before the sun, and the moon,
and all the host of heaven,
whom they have loved,
and whom they have served,
and after whom they have walked,
and whom they have sought,
and whom they have worshipped;
they shall not be gathered, nor be buried;
they shall be for dung upon the face of the earth.

{ heart }   [JE] 8v3

And death shall be chosen rather than life
by all the residue of them that remain
of this evil family,
which remain in all the places
whither I have driven them,


Saith the LORD of hosts.

¶ Jeremiah 8 v4-7

{ heart }   [JE] 8v4

Moreover, thou shalt say unto them,

 ‘Thus saith the LORD,
Shall they fall, and not arise?
shall he turn away, and not return?

{ heart }   [JE] 8v5

Why, then, is this people of Jerusalem
slidden back by a perpetual backsliding?
they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

{ heart }   [JE] 8v6

I hearkened and heard,
but they spake not aright;
no man repented him of his wickedness,
saying,

 ‘What have I done?
every one turned to his course,
as the horse rusheth into the battle’.

¶ Jeremiah 8 v8-13

{ heart }   [JE] 8v7

Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth

 ‘Her appointed times’, 

And the turtle, and the crane, and the swallow
observe the time of their coming,
but MY people know not

 ‘The judgment of the LORD’.

{ heart }   [JE] 8v8

How do ye say,

 ‘We are wise,
and the law of the LORD is with us’? 

Lo, certainly in vain made he it;
the pen of the scribes is in vain.

{ heart }   [JE] 8v9

The wise men are ashamed;
they are dismayed and taken;
lo, they have rejected the word of the LORD;
and what wisdom is in them?

{ heart }   [JE] 8v10

Therefore will I give their wives unto others,
and their fields to them that shall inherit them;
for every one from the least even unto the greatest
is given to covetousness,
from the prophet even unto the priest
every one dealeth falsely.

{ heart }   [JE] 8v11

For they have healed
the hurt of the daughter of MY people
slightly, saying,

 ‘Peace, peace’; 

When there is no peace.

{ heart }   [JE] 8v12

Were they ashamed
when they had committed abomination?
nay, they were not at all ashamed,
neither could they blush;
therefore shall they fall among them that fall;
in the time of their visitation
they shall be cast down,


Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 8v13

I will surely consume them,

Saith the LORD.

There shall be no grapes on the vine,
nor figs on the fig tree,
and the leaf shall fade;
and the things that I have given them
shall pass away from them.

¶ Jeremiah 8 v14-17

{ heart }   [JE] 8v14

Why do we sit still?
assemble yourselves,
and let us enter into the defenced cities,
and let us be silent there;
for the LORD, our GOD, hath put us to silence,
and given us water of gall to drink,
because we have sinned against the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 8v15

We looked for peace, but no good came;
and for a time of health, and behold trouble.

{ heart }   [JE] 8v16

The snorting of HIS horses was heard from Dan;
the whole land trembled at the sound of the neighing
of HIS strong ones;
for they are come, and have devoured the land,
and all that is in it;
the city, and those that dwell therein.

{ heart }   [JE] 8v17

For, behold, I will send serpents,
cockatrices, among you, which will not be charmed,
and they shall bite you,


Saith the LORD.

¶ Jeremiah 8 v18-22

{ heart }   [JE] 8v18

When I would comfort myself against sorrow,
my heart is faint in me.

{ heart }   [JE] 8v19

Behold, the voice
of the cry of the daughter of my people
because of them that dwell in a far country:
Is not the LORD in Zion?
is not her KING in her?


Why have they provoked ME to anger
with their graven images,
and with strange vanities?

{ heart }   [JE] 8v20

The harvest is past, the summer is ended,
and we are not saved.

{ heart }   [JE] 8v21

For the hurt of the daughter of my people
am I hurt, I am black;
astonishment hath taken hold on me.

{ heart }   [JE] 8v22

Is there no balm in Gilead;
is there no physician there?
why, then, is not the health
of the daughter of my people recovered?

» Jeremiah 9

¶ Jeremiah 9 v1

{ heart }   [JE] 9v1

Oh, that my head were waters,
and mine eyes a fountain of tears,
that I might weep day and night
for the slain of the daughter of my people.

¶ Jeremiah 9 v2-11

{ heart }   [JE] 9v2

Oh that I had in the wilderness
a lodging place of wayfaring men;
that I might leave my people, and go from them:
for they be all adulterers,
an assembly of treacherous men.

{ heart }   [JE] 9v3

And they bend their tongues like their bow
for lies;
but they are not valiant for the truth
upon the earth;
for they proceed from evil to evil,
and they know not

 ‘ME’,


Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 9v4

Take ye heed every one of his neighbor,
and trust ye not in any brother;
for every brother will utterly supplant,
and every neighbor will walk with slanders.

{ heart }   [JE] 9v5

And they will deceive every one his neighbor,
and will not speak the truth;
they have taught their tongue

 ‘To speak lies’, 

And weary themselves to commit iniquity.

{ heart }   [JE] 9v6

Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit;
through deceit they refuse to know

 ‘ME’,


Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 9v7

Therefore, thus saith the LORD of hosts,

Behold, I will melt them, and try them;
for how shall I do
for the daughter of MY people?

{ heart }   [JE] 9v8

Their tongue is as an arrow shot out;
it speaketh deceit:
one speaketh peaceably to his neighbor
with his mouth,
but in heart he layeth his wait.

{ heart }   [JE] 9v9

Shall I not visit them for these things?

Saith the LORD.

Shall not MY soul be avenged
on such a nation as this?

{ heart }   [JE] 9v10

For the mountains will I take up
a weeping and wailing,
and for the habitations of the wilderness
a lamentation,
because they are burnt up,
so that none can pass through them;
neither can men hear the voice of the cattle;
both the fowl of the heavens
and the beast are fled, they are gone.

{ heart }   [JE] 9v11

And I will make Jerusalem heaps,
and a den of dragons;
and I will make the cities of Judah desolate,
without an inhabitant.

¶ Jeremiah 9 v12-16

{ heart }   [JE] 9v12

Who is the wise man, that may understand this,
and who is he
to whom the mouth of the LORD hath spoken,
that he may declare it;

 ‘For what the land perisheth and is burnt up
like a wilderness that none passeth through’?

{ heart }   [JE] 9v13

And the LORD saith,

Because they have forsaken MY law
which I set before them,
and have not obeyed MY voice,
neither walked therein,

{ heart }   [JE] 9v14

But have walked after the imagination
of their own heart,
and after Baalim, which their fathers taught them.

{ heart }   [JE] 9v15

Therefore, thus saith the LORD of hosts,
the GOD of Israel;


Behold, I will feed them, even this people,
with wormwood,
and give them water of gall to drink.

{ heart }   [JE] 9v16

I will scatter them also among the heathen,
whom neither they nor their fathers have known;
and I will send a sword after them,
till I have consumed them.

¶ Jeremiah 9 v17-22

{ heart }   [JE] 9v17

Thus saith the LORD of hosts,

Consider ye, and call for the mourning women,
that they may come;
and send for skillful women,
that they may come;

{ heart }   [JE] 9v18

And let them make haste,
and take up a wailing for us,
that our eyes may run down with tears,
and our eyelids gush out with waters.

{ heart }   [JE] 9v19

For a voice of wailing is heard out of Zion,

 ‘How are we spoiled?
we are greatly confounded,
because we have forsaken the land,
because our dwellings have cast us out’.

{ heart }   [JE] 9v20

Yet hear the word of the LORD, O ye women,
and let your ear receive the word of HIS mouth,
and teach your daughters wailing,
and every one her neighbor lamentation.

{ heart }   [JE] 9v21

For death is come up into our windows,
and is entered into our palaces,
to cut off the children from without,
and the young men from the streets.

{ heart }   [JE] 9v22

Speak,

 ‘Thus saith the LORD,
Even the carcasses of men shall fall as dung
upon the open field,
and as the handful after the harvestman,
and none shall gather them’.

¶ Jeremiah 9 v23-24

{ heart }   [JE] 9v23

Thus saith the LORD,
Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom,
neither let the mighty man glory in his might,
let not the rich man glory in his riches,

{ heart }   [JE] 9v24

But let him that glorieth glory in this,
that he understandeth and knoweth

 ‘ME’, 

That I AM the LORD WHICH exercise
loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness,
in the earth;
for in these things I delight,


Saith the LORD.

¶ Jeremiah 9 v25-26

{ heart }   [JE] 9v25

Behold, the days come,

Saith the LORD,

That I will punish all them which are circumcised
with the uncircumcised:

{ heart }   [JE] 9v26

Egypt, and Judah, and Edom,
and the children of Ammon, and Moab,
and all that are in the utmost corners,
that dwell in the wilderness;
for all these nations are uncircumcised,
and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised
in the heart.

» Jeremiah 10

¶ Jeremiah 10 v1-16

{ heart }   [JE] 10v1

Hear ye the word
which the LORD speaketh unto you,
O house of Israel.

{ heart }   [JE] 10v2

Thus saith the LORD,

Learn not

 ‘The way of the heathen’, 

And be not dismayed at the signs of heaven;
for the heathen are dismayed at them.

{ heart }   [JE] 10v3

For the customs of the people are vain;
for one cutteth a tree out of the forest
(the work of the hands of the workman)
with the axe.

{ heart }   [JE] 10v4

They deck it with silver and with gold;
they fasten it with nails and with hammers,
that it move not.

{ heart }   [JE] 10v5

They are upright as the palm tree,
but speak not:
they must needs be borne,
because they cannot go:
be not afraid of them, for they cannot do evil,
neither also is it in them to do good.

{ heart }   [JE] 10v6

Forasmuch as there is none like unto THEE,
O LORD;
THOU art great,
and THY NAME is great in might.

{ heart }   [JE] 10v7

Who would not fear THEE, O KING of nations?
for to THEE doeth it appertain,
forasmuch as among all the wise men
of the nations, and in all their kingdoms,
there is none like unto THEE.

{ heart }   [JE] 10v8

But they are altogether brutish and foolish;
the stock is a doctrine of vanities.

{ heart }   [JE] 10v9

Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish,
and gold from Uphaz,
the work of the workman,
and of the hands of the founder;
blue and purple is their clothing;
they are all the work of skillful men.

{ heart }   [JE] 10v10

But the LORD is the true GOD,
HE is the living GOD, and an everlasting KING;
at HIS wrath the earth shall tremble,
and the nations shall not be able to abide
HIS indignation.

{ heart }   [JE] 10v11

Thus shall ye say unto them,

 ‘The gods that have not made
the heavens and the earth,
even they shall perish from the earth,
and from under these heavens’.

{ heart }   [JE] 10v12

HE hath made the earth
by HIS power,
HE hath established the world
by HIS wisdom,
and hath stretched out the heavens
by HIS discretion.

{ heart }   [JE] 10v13

When HE uttereth HIS voice,
there is a multitude of waters in the heavens,
and HE causeth the vapors to ascend
from the ends of the earth;
HE maketh lightnings with rain,
and bringeth forth the wind out of HIS treasures.

{ heart }   [JE] 10v14

Every man is brutish in his knowledge;
every founder is confounded by the graven image;
for his molten image is falsehood,
and there is no breath in them.

{ heart }   [JE] 10v15

They are vanity, and the work of errors;
in the time of their visitation they shall perish.

{ heart }   [JE] 10v16

The PORTION of Jacob is not like them;
for HIS is the FORMER of all things;
and Israel is the rod of HIS inheritance;

 ‘The LORD of hosts’ 

Is HIS NAME.

¶ Jeremiah 10 v17-22

{ heart }   [JE] 10v17

Gather up thy wares out of the land,
O inhabitant of the fortress.

{ heart }   [JE] 10v18

For thus saith the LORD,

Behold, I will sling out the inhabitants of the land
at this once,
and will distress them, that they may find it so.

{ heart }   [JE] 10v19

Woe is me for my hurt, my wound is grievous;
but I said,

 ‘Truly this is a grief, and I must bear it’.

{ heart }   [JE] 10v20

My tabernacle is spoiled,
and all my cords are broken;
my children are gone forth of me, and they are not;
there is none to stretch forth my tent any more,
and to set up my curtains.

{ heart }   [JE] 10v21

For the pastors are become brutish,
and have not sought the LORD;
therefore they shall not prosper,
and all their flocks shall be scattered.

{ heart }   [JE] 10v22

Behold, the noise of the bruit is come,
and a great commotion out of the north country,
to make the cities of Judah desolate,
and a den of dragons.

¶ Jeremiah 10 v23-25

{ heart }   [JE] 10v23

LORD, I know

 ‘That the way of man is not in himself;
it is not in man that walketh, to direct his steps’.

{ heart }   [JE] 10v24

LORD, correct me, but with judgment;
not in THINE anger,
lest THOU bring me to nothing.

{ heart }   [JE] 10v25

Pour out THY fury upon the heathen
that know

 ‘THEE’ 

Not,
and upon the families that call not

 ‘On THY NAME’; 

For they have eaten up Jacob,
and devoured him, and consumed him,
and have made his habitation desolate.

» Jeremiah 11

¶ Jeremiah 11 v1-8

{ heart }   [JE] 11v1

The word that came to Jeremiah
from the LORD,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 11v2

Hear ye the words of this covenant,
and speak unto the men of Judah,
and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem,

{ heart }   [JE] 11v3

And say thou unto them,

 ‘Thus saith the LORD GOD of Israel;
Cursed be the man
that obeyeth not the words of this covenant’,

{ heart }   [JE] 11v4

Which I commanded your fathers
in the day
that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt,
from the iron furnace,
saying,

 ‘Obey MY voice, and do them,
according to all which I command you;
so shall ye be MY people,
and I will be your GOD’,

{ heart }   [JE] 11v5

That I may perform the oath
which I have sworn unto your fathers,
to give them a land flowing with milk and honey,
as it is this day.


Then answered I, and said,

 ‘So be it, O LORD’.

{ heart }   [JE] 11v6

Then the LORD said unto me,

Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah,
and in the streets of Jerusalem,
saying,

 ‘Hear ye the words of this covenant,
and do them’.

{ heart }   [JE] 11v7

For I earnestly protested unto your fathers
in the day
that I brought them up out of the land of Egypt,
even unto this day,
rising early and protesting,
saying,

 ‘Obey MY voice’.

{ heart }   [JE] 11v8

Yet they obeyed not, nor inclined their ear,
but walked every one
in the imagination of their evil heart;
therefore, I will bring upon them
all the words of this covenant,
which I commanded them to do;
but they did them not.

¶ Jeremiah 11 v9-14

{ heart }   [JE] 11v9

And the LORD said unto me,

A conspiracy is found among the men of Judah,
and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

{ heart }   [JE] 11v10

They are turned back
to the iniquities of their forefathers,
which refused to hear MY words;
and they went after other gods to serve them;
the house of Israel and the house of Judah
have broken MY covenant
which I made with their fathers.

{ heart }   [JE] 11v11

Therefore, thus saith the LORD,

Behold, I will bring evil upon them,
which they shall not be able to escape;
and though they shall cry unto ME,
I will not hearken unto them.

{ heart }   [JE] 11v12

Then shall the cities of Judah
and inhabitants of Jerusalem
go, and cry unto the gods
unto whom they offer incense,
but they shall not save them at all
in the time of their trouble.

{ heart }   [JE] 11v13

For according to the number of thy cities
were thy gods, O Judah;
and according to the number of the streets
of Jerusalem
have ye set up altars to that shameful thing,
even altars to burn incense unto Baal.

{ heart }   [JE] 11v14

Therefore, pray not thou for this people,
neither lift up a cry or prayer for them;
for I will not hear them
in the time that they cry unto ME for their trouble.

¶ Jeremiah 11 v15-17

{ heart }   [JE] 11v15

What hath MY beloved to do in MINE house,
seeing she hath wrought lewdness with many?
and the holy flesh is passed from thee:
when thou doest evil, then thou rejoicest.

{ heart }   [JE] 11v16

The LORD called thy name,

 ‘A green olive tree,
fair, and of goodly fruit;’ 

With the noise of a great tumult
HE hath kindled fire upon it,
and the branches of it are broken.

{ heart }   [JE] 11v17

For the LORD of hosts,
THAT planted thee,
hath pronounced evil against thee,
for the evil of the house of Israel
and of the house of Judah,
which they have done against themselves
to provoke ME to anger
in offering incense unto Baal.

¶ Jeremiah 11 v18-20

{ heart }   [JE] 11v18

And the LORD hath given me knowledge of it,
and I know it;
then THOU showedst me their doings.

{ heart }   [JE] 11v19

But I was like a lamb or an ox
that is brought to the slaughter;
and I knew not
that they had devised devices against me,
saying,

 ‘Let us destroy the tree with the fruit thereof,
and let us cut him off from the land of the living,
that his name may be no more remembered’.

{ heart }   [JE] 11v20

But, O LORD of hosts, THAT judgest righteously,
THAT tryest the reins, and the heart,
let me see THY vengeance on them,
for unto THEE have I revealed my cause.

¶ Jeremiah 11 v21-23

{ heart }   [JE] 11v21

Therefore, thus saith the LORD
of the men of Anathoth, that seek thy life,
saying,

 ‘Prophesy not in the NAME of the LORD,
that thou die not by our hand’.

{ heart }   [JE] 11v22

Therefore, thus saith the LORD of hosts,

Behold, I will punish them;
the young men shall die by the sword;
their sons and their daughters shall die by famine,

{ heart }   [JE] 11v23

And there shall be no remnant of them;
for I will bring evil upon the men of Anathoth,
even the year of their visitation.

» Jeremiah 12

¶ Jeremiah 12 v1-4

{ heart }   [JE] 12v1

Righteous art THOU, O LORD,
when I plead with THEE;
yet let me talk with THEE of THY judgments:
Wherefore doeth the way of the wicked prosper?
Wherefore are all they happy
that deal very treacherously?

{ heart }   [JE] 12v2

THOU hast planted them, yea, they have taken root;
they grow, yea, they bring forth fruit;
THOU art near in their mouth, and far from their reins.

{ heart }   [JE] 12v3

But THOU, O LORD, knowest

 ‘Me’; 

THOU hast seen me,
and tried mine heart toward THEE:
pull them out like sheep for the slaughter,
and prepare them for the day of slaughter.

{ heart }   [JE] 12v4

How long shall the land mourn,
and the herbs of every field wither,
for the wickedness of them that dwell therein?
the beasts are consumed, and the birds;
because they said,

 ‘HE shall not see our last end’.

¶ Jeremiah 12 v5-6

{ heart }   [JE] 12v5

If thou hast run with the footmen,
and they have wearied thee,
then how canst thou contend with horses?
And if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst,
they wearied thee,
then how wilt thou do in the swelling of the Jordan?

{ heart }   [JE] 12v6

For even thy brethren, and the house of thy father,
even they have dealt treacherously with thee;
yea, they have called a multitude after thee;
believe them not,
though they speak fair words unto thee.

¶ Jeremiah 12 v7-13

{ heart }   [JE] 12v7

I have forsaken MINE house,
I have left MINE heritage;
I have given the dearly beloved of MY soul
into the hand of her enemies.

{ heart }   [JE] 12v8

MINE heritage is unto ME as a lion in the forest:
it crieth out against ME, therefore have I hated it.

{ heart }   [JE] 12v9

MINE heritage is unto ME as a speckled bird;
the birds round about are against her;
come ye, assemble all the beasts of the field,
come to devour.

{ heart }   [JE] 12v10

Many pastors have destroyed MY vineyard,
they have trodden MY portion under foot,
they have made MY pleasant portion
a desolate wilderness.

{ heart }   [JE] 12v11

They have made it desolate,
and being desolate it mourneth unto ME;
the whole land is made desolate,
because no man layeth it to heart.

{ heart }   [JE] 12v12

The spoilers are come upon all high places
through the wilderness;
for the sword of the LORD shall devour
from the one end of the land
even to the other end of the land;
no flesh shall have peace.

{ heart }   [JE] 12v13

They have sown wheat, but shall reap thorns;
they have put themselves to pain,
but shall not profit;
and they shall be ashamed of your revenues
because of the fierce anger of the LORD.

¶ Jeremiah 12 v14-17

{ heart }   [JE] 12v14

Thus saith the LORD
Against all MINE evil neighbors,
that touch the inheritance
which I have caused MY people, Israel,
to inherit;
Behold, I will pluck them out of their land,
and pluck out the house of Judah
from among them.

{ heart }   [JE] 12v15

And it shall come to pass,
after I have plucked them out,
I will return, and have compassion on them,
and will bring them again,
every man to his heritage,
and every man to his land.

{ heart }   [JE] 12v16

And it shall come to pass,
if they will diligently learn

 ‘The ways of MY people’, 

To swear by MY NAME,

 ‘The LORD liveth’; 

As they taught MY people to swear by Baal,
then shall they be built in the midst of MY people.

{ heart }   [JE] 12v17

But if they will not obey,
I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation,


Saith the LORD.

» Jeremiah 13

¶ Jeremiah 13 v1-11

{ heart }   [JE] 13v1

Thus saith the LORD unto me,

Go and get thee a linen girdle,
and put it upon thy loins, and put it not in water.

{ heart }   [JE] 13v2

So I got a girdle
according to the word of the LORD,
and put it on my loins.

{ heart }   [JE] 13v3

And the word of the LORD
came unto me the second time,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 13v4

Take the girdle that thou hast got,
which is upon thy loins,
and arise, go to Euphrates,
and hide it there in a hole of the rock.

{ heart }   [JE] 13v5

So I went, and hid it by Euphrates,
as the LORD commanded me.

{ heart }   [JE] 13v6

And it came to pass after many days,
that the LORD said unto me,


Arise, go to Euphrates,
and take the girdle from thence,
which I commanded thee to hide there.

{ heart }   [JE] 13v7

Then I went to Euphrates,
and digged, and took the girdle
from the place where I had hid it;
and, behold, the girdle was marred,
it was profitable for nothing.

{ heart }   [JE] 13v8

Then the word of the LORD
came unto me,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 13v9

Thus saith the LORD,
After this manner will I mar the pride of Judah,
and the great pride of Jerusalem.

{ heart }   [JE] 13v10

This evil people, which refuse to hear MY words,
which walk in the imagination of their heart,
and walk after other gods,
to serve them, and to worship them,
shall even be as this girdle,
which is good for nothing.

{ heart }   [JE] 13v11

For as the girdle cleaveth to the loins of a man,
so have I caused to cleave unto ME
the whole house of Israel
and the whole house of Judah,


Saith the LORD,

That they might be unto ME
for a people, and for a NAME,
and for a praise, and for a glory;
but they would not hear.

¶ Jeremiah 13 v12-14

{ heart }   [JE] 13v12

Therefore,
thou shalt speak unto them this word:

 ‘Thus saith the LORD GOD of Israel,
Every bottle shall be filled with wine:
and they shall say unto thee,

Do we not certainly know

That every bottle shall be filled with wine’?

{ heart }   [JE] 13v13

Then shalt thou say unto them,

 ‘Thus saith the LORD,
Behold, I will fill all the inhabitants of this land,
even the kings that sit upon David's throne,
and the priests, and the prophets,
and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem,
with drunkenness’.

{ heart }   [JE] 13v14

And I will dash them one against another,
even the fathers and the sons together,


Saith the LORD;

I will not pity, nor spare, nor have mercy,
but destroy them.

¶ Jeremiah 13 v15-17

{ heart }   [JE] 13v15

Hear ye and give ear, be not proud:
for the LORD hath spoken.

{ heart }   [JE] 13v16

Give glory to the LORD, your GOD,
before HE cause darkness,
and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains,
and, while ye look for light,
HE turn it into the shadow of death,
and make it gross darkness.

{ heart }   [JE] 13v17

But if ye will not hear it,
my soul shall weep in secret places
for your pride;
and mine eye shall weep sore,
and run down with tears,
because the LORD'S flock is carried away captive.

¶ Jeremiah 13 v18-27

{ heart }   [JE] 13v18

Say unto the king and to the queen,

 ‘Humble yourselves, sit down;
for your principalities shall come down,
even the crown of your glory’.

{ heart }   [JE] 13v19

The cities of the south shall be shut up,
and none shall open them;
Judah shall be carried away captive, all of it,
it shall be wholly carried away captive.

{ heart }   [JE] 13v20

Lift up your eyes,
and behold them that come from the north,
where is the flock that was given thee,
thy beautiful flock?

{ heart }   [JE] 13v21

What wilt thou say when HE shall punish thee
(for thou hast taught them

 ‘To be captains, and as chief over thee)’ 

Shall not sorrows take thee, as a woman in travail?

{ heart }   [JE] 13v22

And if thou say in thine heart,

 ‘Wherefore come these things upon me’? 

For the greatness of thine iniquity
are thy skirts discovered, and thy heels made bare.

{ heart }   [JE] 13v23

Can the Ethiopian change his skin?
or the leopard his spots?
then may ye also do good,
that are accustomed to do evil.

{ heart }   [JE] 13v24

Therefore will I scatter them
as the stubble that passeth away
by the wind of the wilderness.

{ heart }   [JE] 13v25

This is thy lot,
the portion of thy measures from ME,


Saith the LORD,

Because thou hast forgotten ME,
and trusted in falsehood.

{ heart }   [JE] 13v26

Therefore will I discover thy skirts upon thy face,
that thy shame may appear.

{ heart }   [JE] 13v27

I have seen thine adulteries, and thy neighings,
the lewdness of thy whoredom,
and thine abominations on the hills in the fields:
woe unto thee, O Jerusalem,
wilt thou not be made clean? when shall it once be?

» Jeremiah 14

¶ Jeremiah 14 v1-6

{ heart }   [JE] 14v1

The word of the LORD
that came to Jeremiah concerning the dearth.

{ heart }   [JE] 14v2

Judah mourneth, and the gates thereof languish;
they are black unto the ground;
and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.

{ heart }   [JE] 14v3

And their nobles have sent their little ones
to the waters;
they came to the pits, and found no water;
they returned with their vessels empty;
they were ashamed and confounded,
and covered their heads.

{ heart }   [JE] 14v4

Because the ground is chapt
for there was no rain in the earth
the plowmen were ashamed,
they covered their heads.

{ heart }   [JE] 14v5

Yea, the hind also calved in the field,
and forsook it, because there was no grass.

{ heart }   [JE] 14v6

And the wild asses did stand in the high places;
they snuffed up the wind like dragons;
their eyes did fail, because there was no grass.

¶ Jeremiah 14 v7-9

{ heart }   [JE] 14v7

O LORD, though our iniquities testify against us,
do THOU it for THY NAME'S sake;
for our backslidings are many;
we have sinned against THEE.

{ heart }   [JE] 14v8

O the HOPE of Israel,
the SAVIOR thereof in time of trouble,
why shouldest THOU be as a sojourner in the land,
and as a wayfaring man that turneth aside
to tarry for a night?

{ heart }   [JE] 14v9

Why shouldest THOU be as a man astounded,
as a mighty man that cannot save?
yet THOU, O LORD, art in the midst of us,
and we are called by THY NAME;
leave us not.

¶ Jeremiah 14 v10

{ heart }   [JE] 14v10

Thus saith the LORD unto this people,

Thus have they loved to wander,
they have not refrained their feet;
therefore, the LORD doth not accept them;
HE will now remember their iniquity,
and visit their sins.

¶ Jeremiah 14 v11-16

{ heart }   [JE] 14v11

Then said the LORD unto me,

Pray not for this people, for their good.

{ heart }   [JE] 14v12

When they fast, I will not hear their cry;
and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation,
I will not accept them;
but I will consume them by the sword,
and by the famine, and by the pestilence.

{ heart }   [JE] 14v13

Then said I,

 ‘Ah, LORD GOD,
Behold, the prophets say unto them,

Ye shall not see the sword,
neither shall ye have famine;
but I will give you assured peace in this place’.

{ heart }   [JE] 14v14

Then the LORD said unto me,

The prophets prophesy lies in MY NAME;
I sent them not,
neither have I commanded them,
neither spake unto them;
they prophesy unto you
a false vision and divination,
and a thing of nought,
and the deceit of their heart.

{ heart }   [JE] 14v15

Therefore, thus saith the LORD
concerning the prophets
that prophesy in MY NAME,
and I sent them not, yet they say,

 ‘Sword and famine shall not be in this land’; 

By sword and famine
shall those prophets be consumed.

{ heart }   [JE] 14v16

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

¶ Jeremiah 14 v17-18

{ heart }   [JE] 14v17

Therefore,
thou shalt say this word unto them;

 ‘Let mine eyes run down with tears night and day,
and let them not cease;
for the virgin daughter of my people
is broken with a great breach,
with a very grievous blow’.

{ heart }   [JE] 14v18

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

¶ Jeremiah 14 v19-22

{ heart }   [JE] 14v19

Hast THOU utterly rejected Judah?
hath THY soul loathed Zion?
why hast THOU smitten us,
and there is no healing for us?
we looked for peace, and there is no good;
and for the time of healing, and behold trouble.

{ heart }   [JE] 14v20

We acknowledge, O LORD,

 ‘Our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers:
for we have sinned against THEE’.

{ heart }   [JE] 14v21

Do not abhor us, for THY NAME'S sake,
do not disgrace the throne of THY glory;
remember, break not THY covenant with us.

{ heart }   [JE] 14v22

Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles
that can cause rain?
or can the heavens give showers?
Art not THOU HE, O LORD our GOD?
therefore, we will wait upon THEE:
for THOU hast made all these things.

» Jeremiah 15

¶ Jeremiah 15 v1-4

{ heart }   [JE] 15v1

Then said the LORD unto me,

Though Moses and Samuel stood before ME,
yet MY mind could not be toward this people,
cast them out of MY sight, and let them go forth.

{ heart }   [JE] 15v2

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

 ‘Whither shall we go forth’? 

Then thou shalt tell them,

 ‘Thus saith the LORD;
Such as are for death, to death;
and such as are for the sword, to the sword;
and such as are for the famine, to the famine;
and such as are for the captivity, to the captivity’.

{ heart }   [JE] 15v3

And I will appoint over them four kinds,

Saith the LORD:

The sword to slay,
and the dogs to tear,
and the fowls of the heaven,
and the beasts of the earth,
to devour and destroy.

{ heart }   [JE] 15v4

And I will cause them to be removed
into all kingdoms of the earth,
because of Manasseh, the son of Hezekiah,
king of Judah,
for that which he did in Jerusalem.

¶ Jeremiah 15 v5-9

{ heart }   [JE] 15v5

For who shall have pity upon thee, O Jerusalem?
or who shall bemoan thee?
or who shall go aside to ask

 ‘How thou doest’?

{ heart }   [JE] 15v6

Thou hast forsaken ME,

Saith the LORD,

Thou art gone backward;
therefore will I stretch out MY hand against thee,
and destroy thee;
I AM weary with repenting.

{ heart }   [JE] 15v7

And I will fan them
with a fan in the gates of the land;
I will bereave them of children,
I will destroy MY people,
since they return not from their ways.

{ heart }   [JE] 15v8

Their widows are increased to ME
above the sand of the seas;
I have brought upon them
against the mother of the young men
a spoiler at noonday;
I have caused him to fall upon it suddenly,
and terrors upon the city.

{ heart }   [JE] 15v9

She that hath borne seven languisheth;
she hath given up the ghost;
her sun is gone down while it was yet day;
she hath been ashamed and confounded;
and the residue of them will I deliver to the sword
before their enemies,


Saith the LORD.

¶ Jeremiah 15 v10-18

{ heart }   [JE] 15v10

Woe is me, my mother,
that thou hast borne me a man of strife
and a man of contention to the whole earth:
I have neither lent on usury,
nor men have lent to me on usury;
yet every one of them doth curse me.

{ heart }   [JE] 15v11

The LORD said,

Verily it shall be well with thy remnant;
verily I will cause the enemy to entreat thee well
in the time of evil and in the time of affliction.

{ heart }   [JE] 15v12

Shall iron break the northern iron
and the steel?

{ heart }   [JE] 15v13

Thy substance and thy treasures
will I give to the spoil without price,
and that for all thy sins, even in all thy borders.

{ heart }   [JE] 15v14

And I will make thee to pass with thine enemies
into a land which thou knowest not;
for a fire is kindled in MINE anger,
which shall burn upon you.

{ heart }   [JE] 15v15

O LORD, THOU knowest;
remember me, and visit me,
and revenge me of my persecutors;
take me not away in THY longsuffering:
know

 ‘That for THY sake I have suffered rebuke’.

{ heart }   [JE] 15v16

THY words were found, and I did eat them;
and THY word was unto me
the joy and rejoicing of mine heart;
for I am called by THY NAME,
O LORD GOD of hosts.

{ heart }   [JE] 15v17

I sat not in the assembly of the mockers,
nor rejoiced;
I sat alone because of THY hand;
for THOU hast filled me with indignation.

{ heart }   [JE] 15v18

Why is my pain perpetual?
and my wound incurrable which refuseth to be healed?
wilt THOU be altogether unto me as a liar,
and as waters that fail?

¶ Jeremiah 15 v19-21

{ heart }   [JE] 15v19

Therefore, thus saith the LORD,

If thou return, then will I bring thee again,
and thou shalt stand before ME;
and if thou take forth the precious from the vile,
thou shalt be as MY mouth;
let them return unto thee;
but return not thou unto them.

{ heart }   [JE] 15v20

And I will make thee unto this people
a fenced bronze wall;
and they shall fight against thee,
but they shall not prevail against thee;
for I AM with thee
to save thee and to deliver thee,


Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 15v21

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

» Jeremiah 16

¶ Jeremiah 16 v1-4

{ heart }   [JE] 16v1

The word of the LORD
came also unto me,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 16v2

Thou shalt not take thee a wife,
neither shalt thou have sons or daughters
in this place.

{ heart }   [JE] 16v3

For thus saith the LORD
concerning the sons and concerning the daughters
that are born in this place,
and concerning their mothers that bore them,
and concerning their fathers that begot them
in this land,

{ heart }   [JE] 16v4

They shall die of grievous deaths;
they shall not be lamented,
neither shall they be buried,
but they shall be as dung upon the face of the earth;
and they shall be consumed by the sword,
and by famine;
and their carcasses shall be meat
for the fowls of heaven,
and for the beasts of the earth.

¶ Jeremiah 16 v5-9

{ heart }   [JE] 16v5

For thus saith the LORD,

Enter not into the house of mourning,
neither go to lament nor bemoan them;
for I have taken away MY peace from this people,


Saith the LORD,

Even loving-kindness and mercies.

{ heart }   [JE] 16v6

Both the great and the small shall die in this land;
they shall not be buried, neither shall men lament
for them,
nor cut themselves, nor make themselves bald
for them.

{ heart }   [JE] 16v7

Neither shall men tear themselves for them
in mourning,
to comfort them for the dead;
neither shall men give them the cup of consolation
to drink for their father or for their mother.

{ heart }   [JE] 16v8

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

{ heart }   [JE] 16v9

For thus saith the LORD of hosts,
the GOD of Israel,


Behold, I will cause to cease out of this place
in your eyes, and in your days,
the voice of mirth,
and the voice of gladness,
the voice of the bridegroom,
and the voice of the bride.

¶ Jeremiah 16 v10-13

{ heart }   [JE] 16v10

And it shall come to pass,
when thou shalt show this people all these words,
and they shall say unto thee,

 ‘Wherefore hath the LORD pronounced all this great evil against us?
or what is our iniquity? or what is our sin
that we have committed
against the LORD, our GOD’?

{ heart }   [JE] 16v11

Then shalt thou say unto them,

 ‘Because your fathers have forsaken ME,


Saith the LORD,

And have walked after other gods,
and have served them, and have worshipped them,
and have forsaken ME, and have not kept MY law’;

{ heart }   [JE] 16v12

And ye have done worse than your fathers;
for, behold, ye walk every one
after the imagination of his evil heart,
that they may not hearken unto ME.

{ heart }   [JE] 16v13

Therefore will I cast you out of this land
into a land that ye know not,
neither ye nor your fathers;
and there shall ye serve other gods day and night;
where I will not show you favor.

¶ Jeremiah 16 v14-15

{ heart }   [JE] 16v14

Therefore, behold, the days come,

Saith the LORD,

That it shall no more be said,

 ‘The LORD liveth,
THAT brought up the children of Israel
out of the land of Egypt’;

{ heart }   [JE] 16v15

But,

 ‘The LORD liveth,
THAT brought up the children of Israel
from the land of the north,
and from all the lands whither HE had driven them’; 

And I will bring them again into their land
that I gave unto their fathers.

¶ Jeremiah 16 v16-18

{ heart }   [JE] 16v16

Behold, I will send for many fishers,

Saith the LORD,

And they shall fish them;
and afterward will I send for many hunters,
and they shall hunt them from every mountain,
and from every hill,
and out of the holes of the rocks.

{ heart }   [JE] 16v17

For MINE eyes are upon all their ways;
they are not hidden from MY face,
neither is their iniquity hidden from MINE eyes.

{ heart }   [JE] 16v18

And first
I will recompense their iniquity and their sin double,
because they have defiled MY land,
they have filled MINE inheritance
with the carcasses
of their detestable and abominable things.

¶ Jeremiah 16 v19-20

{ heart }   [JE] 16v19

O LORD, my STRENGTH,
and my FORTRESS,
and my REFUGE in the day of affliction,
the Gentiles shall come unto THEE
from the ends of the earth,
and shall say,

 ‘Surely our fathers have inherited lies,
vanity, and things wherein there is no profit’.

{ heart }   [JE] 16v20

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

¶ Jeremiah 16 v21

{ heart }   [JE] 16v21

Therefore,
behold, I will this once cause them to know,
I will cause them to know

 ‘MINE hand and MY might’; 

And they shall know

 ‘That MY NAME is the LORD’.

» Jeremiah 17

¶ Jeremiah 17 v1-4

{ heart }   [JE] 17v1

The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron,
and with the point of a diamond;
it is graven upon the tablet of their heart,
and upon the horns of your altars,

{ heart }   [JE] 17v2

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

{ heart }   [JE] 17v3

O MY mountain in the field,
I will give thy substance and all thy treasures
to the spoil,
and thy high places for sin,
throughout all thy borders.

{ heart }   [JE] 17v4

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

¶ Jeremiah 17 v5-8

{ heart }   [JE] 17v5

Thus saith the LORD;

Cursed be the man that trusteth in man,
and maketh flesh his arm,
and whose heart departeth from the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 17v6

For he shall be like the heath in the desert,
and shall not see when good cometh,
but shall inhabit the parched places
in the wilderness,
in a salt land and not inhabited.

{ heart }   [JE] 17v7

Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD,
and whose hope the LORD is.

{ heart }   [JE] 17v8

For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters,
and that spreadeth out her roots by the river,
and shall not see when heat cometh,
but her leaf shall be green;
and shall not be careful in the year of drought,
neither shall cease from yielding fruit.

¶ Jeremiah 17 v9-10

{ heart }   [JE] 17v9

 ‘The heart’ 

Is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked;
who can know it?

{ heart }   [JE] 17v10

I, the LORD, search the heart,
I try the reins,
even to give every man according to his ways,
and according to the fruit of his doings.

¶ Jeremiah 17 v11

{ heart }   [JE] 17v11

As the partridge sitteth on eggs,
and hatcheth them not,
so he that getteth riches, and not by right,
shall leave them in the midst of his days,
and at his end shall be a fool.

¶ Jeremiah 17 v12-13

{ heart }   [JE] 17v12

A glorious high throne from the beginning
is the place of our sanctuary.

{ heart }   [JE] 17v13

O LORD, the HOPE of Israel,
all that forsake THEE shall be ashamed,


And they that depart from ME
shall be written in the earth,
because they have forsaken the LORD,
the FOUNTAIN of living waters.

¶ Jeremiah 17 v14-18

{ heart }   [JE] 17v14

Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed;
save me, and I shall be saved;
for THOU art my praise.

{ heart }   [JE] 17v15

Behold, they say unto me,

 ‘Where is the word of the LORD?
let it come now’.

{ heart }   [JE] 17v16

As for me,
I have not hastened from being a pastor
to follow THEE;
neither have I desired the woeful day,
THOU knowest;

 ‘That which came out of my lips was right
before THEE’.

{ heart }   [JE] 17v17

Be not a terror unto me;
THOU art my hope in the day of evil.

{ heart }   [JE] 17v18

Let them be confounded that persecute me,
but let not me be confounded;
let them be dismayed, but let not me be dismayed;
bring upon them the day of evil,
and destroy them with double destruction.

¶ Jeremiah 17 v19-27

{ heart }   [JE] 17v19

Thus said the LORD unto me,

Go and stand in the gate of the children
of the people,
whereby the kings of Judah come in,
and by which they go out,
and in all the gates of Jerusalem,

{ heart }   [JE] 17v20

And say unto them,

 ‘Hear ye the word of the LORD,
ye kings of Judah, and all Judah,
and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem,
that enter in by these gates’.

{ heart }   [JE] 17v21

Thus saith the LORD;
Take heed to yourselves, and bear no burden
on the sabbath day,
nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem;

{ heart }   [JE] 17v22

Neither carry forth a burden out of your houses
on the sabbath day,
neither do ye any work,
but hallow ye the sabbath day,
as I commanded your fathers.

{ heart }   [JE] 17v23

But they obeyed not, neither inclined their ear,
but made their neck stiff,
that they might not hear, nor receive instruction.

{ heart }   [JE] 17v24

And it shall come to pass,
if ye diligently hearken unto ME,


Saith the LORD,

To bring in no burden through the gates of this city
on the sabbath day,
but hallow the sabbath day,
to do no work therein,

{ heart }   [JE] 17v25

Then shall there enter into the gates of this city
kings and princes sitting upon the throne of David,
riding in chariots and on horses,
they, and their princes,
the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem,
and this city shall remain forever.

{ heart }   [JE] 17v26

And they shall come from the cities of Judah,
and from the places about Jerusalem,
and from the land of Benjamin,
and from the plain, and from the mountains,
and from the south,
bringing burnt offerings, and sacrifices,
and meal offerings, and incense,
and bringing sacrifices of praise,
unto the house of the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 17v27

But if ye will not hearken unto ME
to hallow the sabbath day, and not to bear a burden,
even entering in at the gates of Jerusalem
on the sabbath day,
then will I kindle a fire in the gates thereof,
and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem,
and it shall not be quenched.

» Jeremiah 18

¶ Jeremiah 18 v1-12

{ heart }   [JE] 18v1

The word which came to Jeremiah
from the LORD,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 18v2

Arise, and go down to the potter's house,
and there I will cause thee to hear MY words.

{ heart }   [JE] 18v3

Then I went down to the potter's house,
and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.

{ heart }   [JE] 18v4

And the vessel that he made of clay was marred
in the hand of the potter;
so he made it again another vessel,
as seemed good to the potter to make it.

{ heart }   [JE] 18v5

Then the word of the LORD
came to me,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 18v6

O house of Israel,
cannot I do with you as this potter?


Saith the LORD.

Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand,
so are ye in MINE hand, O house of Israel.

{ heart }   [JE] 18v7

At what instant I shall speak
concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom,
to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy it;

{ heart }   [JE] 18v8

If that nation, against whom I have pronounced,
turn from their evil,
I will repent of the evil
that I thought to do unto them.

{ heart }   [JE] 18v9

And at what instant I shall speak
concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom,
to build and to plant it;

{ heart }   [JE] 18v10

If it do evil in MY sight, that it obey not MY voice,
then I will repent of the good, wherewith I said

 ‘I would benefit them’.

{ heart }   [JE] 18v11

Now therefore go to, speak to the men of Judah,
and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem,
saying,

 ‘Thus saith the LORD;
Behold, I frame evil against you,
and devise a device against you;
return ye now every one from his evil way,
and make your ways and your doings good’.

{ heart }   [JE] 18v12

And they said,

 ‘There is no hope;
but we will walk after our own devices,
and we will every one
do the imagination of his evil heart’.

¶ Jeremiah 18 v13-17

{ heart }   [JE] 18v13

Therefore, thus saith the LORD,

Ask ye now among the heathen,
who hath heard such things;

 ‘The virgin of Israel
hath done a very horrible thing’.

{ heart }   [JE] 18v14

Will a man leave the snow of Lebanon
which cometh from the rock of the field?
or shall the cold flowing waters
that come from another place be forsaken?

{ heart }   [JE] 18v15

Because MY people hath forgotten ME,
they have burnt incense to vanity,
and they have caused them to stumble
in their ways from the ancient paths,
to walk in paths, in a way not cast up;

{ heart }   [JE] 18v16

To make their land desolate,
and a perpetual hissing;
every one that passeth thereby
shall be astonished, and wag his head.

{ heart }   [JE] 18v17

I will scatter them as with an east wind
before the enemy;
I will show them the back, and not the face,
in the day of their calamity.

¶ Jeremiah 18 v18-23

{ heart }   [JE] 18v18

Then said they,

 ‘Come, and let us devise devices against Jeremiah;
for the law shall not perish from the priest,
nor counsel from the wise,
nor the word from the prophet:
Come, and let us smite him with the tongue,
and let us not give heed to any of his words’.

{ heart }   [JE] 18v19

Give heed to me, O LORD,
and hearken to the voice of them
that contend with me.

{ heart }   [JE] 18v20

Shall evil be recompensed for good?
for they have digged a pit for my soul:
remember that I stood before THEE
to speak good for them,
and to turn away THY wrath from them.

{ heart }   [JE] 18v21

Therefore, deliver up their children to the famine,
and pour out their blood by the force of the sword;
and let their wives be bereaved of their children,
and be widows;
and let their men be put to death;
let their young men be slain by the sword in battle.

{ heart }   [JE] 18v22

Let a cry be heard from their houses,
when THOU shalt bring a troop suddenly upon them;
for they have digged a pit to take me,
and hid snares for my feet.

{ heart }   [JE] 18v23

Yet, LORD, THOU knowest

 ‘All their counsel against me to slay me’; 

Forgive not their iniquity,
neither blot out their sin from THY sight,
but let them be overthrown before THEE;
deal thus with them in the time of THINE anger.

» Jeremiah 19

¶ Jeremiah 19 v1-9

{ heart }   [JE] 19v1

Thus saith the LORD,

Go and get a potter's earthen bottle,
and take of the ancients of the people,
and of the ancients of the priests,

{ heart }   [JE] 19v2

And go forth unto the valley of the son of Hinnom,
which is by the entry of the east gate,
and proclaim there the words that I shall tell thee,

{ heart }   [JE] 19v3

And say,

 ‘Hear ye the word of the LORD,
O kings of Judah, and inhabitants of Jerusalem:

Thus saith the LORD of hosts,
the GOD of Israel,
Behold, I will bring evil upon this place,
the which whosoever heareth,
his ears shall tingle’.

{ heart }   [JE] 19v4

Because they have forsaken ME,
and have estranged this place,
and have burnt incense in it unto other gods,
whom neither they, nor their fathers have known,
nor the kings of Judah,
and have filled this place with the blood
of innocents.

{ heart }   [JE] 19v5

They have built also the high places of Baal,
to burn their sons with fire
for burnt offerings unto Baal,
which I commanded not, nor spake it,
neither came it into MY mind:

{ heart }   [JE] 19v6

Therefore, behold, the days come,

Saith the LORD,

That this place shall no more be called

 ‘Topheth’, 

Nor

 ‘The valley of the son of Hinnom’, 

But

 ‘The valley of Slaughter’.

{ heart }   [JE] 19v7

And I will make void
the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem
in this place;
and I will cause them to fall by the sword
before their enemies,
and by the hands of them that seek their lives;
and their carcasses will I give to be meat
for the fowls of the heaven,
and for the beasts of the earth.

{ heart }   [JE] 19v8

And I will make this city desolate, and an hissing;
every one that passeth thereby
shall be astonished and hiss
because of all the plagues thereof.

{ heart }   [JE] 19v9

And I will cause them to eat
the flesh of their sons
and the flesh of their daughters,
and they shall eat every one the flesh of his friend
in the siege and distress,
wherewith their enemies,
and they that seek their lives,
shall straiten them.

¶ Jeremiah 19 v10-13

{ heart }   [JE] 19v10

Then shalt thou break the bottle
in the sight of the men that go with thee,

{ heart }   [JE] 19v11

And shalt say unto them,

 ‘Thus saith the LORD of hosts;
Even so will I break this people and this city,
as one breaketh a potter's vessel,
that cannot be made whole again;
and they shall bury them in Topheth,
till there be no place to bury’.

{ heart }   [JE] 19v12

Thus will I do unto this place,

Saith the LORD,

And to the inhabitants thereof,
and even make this city as Topheth:

{ heart }   [JE] 19v13

And the houses of Jerusalem,
and the houses of the kings of Judah,
shall be defiled as the place of Topheth,
because of all the houses upon whose roofs
they have burnt incense unto all the host of heaven,
and have poured out drink offerings
unto other gods.

¶ Jeremiah 19 v14-15

{ heart }   [JE] 19v14

Then came Jeremiah from Topheth,
whither the LORD had sent him to prophesy;
and he stood in the court of the LORD'S house;
and said to all the people,

{ heart }   [JE] 19v15

Thus saith the LORD of hosts,
the GOD of Israel,


Behold,
I will bring upon this city and upon all her towns
all the evil that I have pronounced against it,
because they have hardened their necks,
that they might not hear MY words.

» Jeremiah 20

¶ Jeremiah 20 v1-6

{ heart }   [JE] 20v1

Now Pashhur, the son of Immer the priest,
who was also chief governor
in the house of the LORD,
heard that Jeremiah

 ‘Prophesied these things’.

{ heart }   [JE] 20v2

Then Pashhur smote Jeremiah, the prophet,
and put him in the stocks
that were in the high gate of Benjamin,
which was by the house of the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 20v3

And it came to pass on the morrow,
that Pashhur brought forth Jeremiah out of the stocks.
Then said Jeremiah unto him,

 ‘The LORD hath not called thy name

Pashhur,

But


Magor-missabib’.

{ heart }   [JE] 20v4

For thus saith the LORD,

Behold, I will make thee a terror to thyself,
and to all thy friends,
and they shall fall by the sword of their enemies,
and thine eyes shall behold it;
and I will give all Judah
into the hand of the king of Babylon,
and he shall carry them captive into Babylon,
and shall slay them with the sword.

{ heart }   [JE] 20v5

Moreover,
I will deliver all the strength of this city,
and all the labors thereof,
and all the precious things thereof;
and all the treasures of the kings of Judah
will I give into the hand of their enemies,
which shall spoil them,
and take them, and carry them to Babylon.

{ heart }   [JE] 20v6

And thou, Pashhur,
and all that dwell in thine house,
shall go into captivity,
and thou shalt come to Babylon,
and there thou shalt die, and shalt be buried there,
thou, and all thy friends,
to whom thou hast prophesied lies.

¶ Jeremiah 20 v7-12

{ heart }   [JE] 20v7

O LORD, THOU hast deceived me,
and I was deceived;
THOU art stronger than I, and hast prevailed;
I am in derision daily, every one mocketh me.

{ heart }   [JE] 20v8

For since I spake, I cried out,
I cried violence and spoil;
because the word of the LORD
was made a reproach unto me, and a derision, daily.

{ heart }   [JE] 20v9

Then I said,

 ‘I will not make mention of HIM,
nor speak any more in HIS NAME’. 

But HIS word was in mine heart
as a burning fire shut up in my bones,
and I was weary with forbearing,
and I could not stay.

{ heart }   [JE] 20v10

For I heard the defaming of many,
fear on every side.

 ‘Report’, 

Say they,

 ‘And we will report it’. 

All my familiars watched for my halting,
saying;

 ‘Peradventure he will be enticed:
and we shall prevail against him,
and we shall take our revenge on him’.

{ heart }   [JE] 20v11

But the LORD is with me as a mighty terrible one:
therefore my persecutors shall stumble,
and they shall not prevail,
they shall be greatly ashamed,
for they shall not prosper,
their everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten.

{ heart }   [JE] 20v12

But O LORD of hosts,
THAT tryest the righteous,
and seest the reins and the heart,
let me see THY vengeance on them:
for unto THEE have I opened my cause.

¶ Jeremiah 20 v13

{ heart }   [JE] 20v13

Sing unto the LORD,

 ‘Praise ye the LORD’: 

For HE hath delivered the soul of the poor
from the hand of evildoers.

¶ Jeremiah 20 v14-18

{ heart }   [JE] 20v14

Cursed be the day wherein I was born;
let not the day wherein my mother bore me
be blessed.

{ heart }   [JE] 20v15

Cursed be the man
who brought tidings to my father,
saying,

 ‘A man child is born unto thee’; 

Making him very glad.

{ heart }   [JE] 20v16

And let that man be as the cities
which the LORD overthrew, and repented not;
and let him hear the cry in the morning,
and the shouting at noontide,

{ heart }   [JE] 20v17

Because he slew me not from the womb;
or that my mother might have been my grave,
and her womb to be always great with me.

{ heart }   [JE] 20v18

Wherefore came I forth out of the womb
to see labor and sorrow,
that my days should be consumed with shame?

» Jeremiah 21

¶ Jeremiah 21 v1-10

{ heart }   [JE] 21v1

The word which came unto Jeremiah
from the LORD,
when king Zedekiah sent unto him
Pashhur, the son of Malchijah,
and Zephaniah, the son of Maaseiah the priest,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 21v2

Enquire, I pray thee, of the LORD for us
(for Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon,
maketh war against us)
if so be that the LORD will deal with us
according to all HIS wondrous works,
that he may go up from us.

{ heart }   [JE] 21v3

Then said Jeremiah unto them,

 ‘Thus shall ye say to Zedekiah:

{ heart }   [JE] 21v4

Thus saith the LORD GOD of Israel;

Behold, I will turn back the weapons of war
that are in your hands, wherewith ye fight
against the king of Babylon,
and against the Chaldeans,
which besiege you without the walls,
and I will assemble them into the midst of this city’.

{ heart }   [JE] 21v5

And I MYSELF will fight against you
with an outstretched hand and with a strong arm,
even in anger, and in fury, and in great wrath.

{ heart }   [JE] 21v6

And I will smite the inhabitants of this city,
both man and beast;
they shall die of a great pestilence.

{ heart }   [JE] 21v7

And afterward, saith the LORD,
I will deliver Zedekiah, king of Judah,
and his servants, and the people,
and such as are left in this city
from the pestilence,
from the sword,
and from the famine,
into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon,
and into the hand of their enemies,
and into the hand of those that seek their life;
and he shall smite them with the edge of the sword;
he shall not spare them,
neither have pity, nor have mercy.

{ heart }   [JE] 21v8

And unto this people thou shalt say,

Thus saith the LORD;
Behold, I set before you
the way of life, and the way of death.

{ heart }   [JE] 21v9

He that abideth in this city shall die
by the sword,
and by the famine,
and by the pestilence;
but he that goeth out,
and falleth to the Chaldeans that besiege you,
he shall live,
and his life shall be unto him for a prey.

{ heart }   [JE] 21v10

For I have set MY face against this city
for evil, and not for good,


Saith the LORD,

It shall be given into the hand
of the king of Babylon,
and he shall burn it with fire.

¶ Jeremiah 21 v11-12

{ heart }   [JE] 21v11

And touching the house of the king of Judah,
say,

 ‘Hear ye the word of the LORD’:

{ heart }   [JE] 21v12

O house of David,
thus saith the LORD;


Execute judgment in the morning,
and deliver him that is spoiled
out of the hand of the oppressor,
lest MY fury go out like fire, and burn
that none can quench it,
because of the evil of your doings.

¶ Jeremiah 21 v13-14

{ heart }   [JE] 21v13

Behold, I AM against thee,
O inhabitant of the valley, and rock of the plain,


Saith the LORD;

Which say,

 ‘Who shall come down against us?
or who shall enter into our habitations’?

{ heart }   [JE] 21v14

But I will punish you
according to the fruit of your doings,


Saith the LORD;

And I will kindle a fire in the forest thereof,
and it shall devour all things round about it.

» Jeremiah 22

¶ Jeremiah 22 v1-9

{ heart }   [JE] 22v1

Thus saith the LORD;

Go down to the house of the king of Judah,
and speak there this word,

{ heart }   [JE] 22v2

And say,

 ‘Hear the word of the LORD,
O king of Judah,
that sittest upon the throne of David,
thou, and thy servants, and thy people
that enter in by these gates’;

{ heart }   [JE] 22v3

Thus saith the LORD;

Execute ye judgment and righteousness,
and deliver the spoiled
out of the hand of the oppressor;
and do no wrong, do no violence
to the sojourner, the fatherless, nor the widow,
neither shed innocent blood in this place.

{ heart }   [JE] 22v4

For if ye do this thing indeed,
then shall there enter in by the gates of this house
kings sitting upon the throne of David,
riding in chariots and on horses,
he, and his servants, and his people.

{ heart }   [JE] 22v5

But if ye will not hear these words,
I swear by MYSELF,


Saith the LORD,

That this house shall become a desolation.

{ heart }   [JE] 22v6

For thus saith the LORD
unto the king's house of Judah;


Thou art Gilead unto ME,
and the head of Lebanon;
yet surely I will make thee a wilderness,
and cities which are not inhabited.

{ heart }   [JE] 22v7

And I will prepare destroyers against thee,
every one with his weapons;
and they shall cut down thy choice cedars,
and cast them into the fire.

{ heart }   [JE] 22v8

And many nations shall pass by this city,
and they shall say every man to his neighbor,

 ‘Wherefore hath the LORD done thus
unto this great city’?

{ heart }   [JE] 22v9

Then they shall answer,

 ‘Because they have forsaken the covenant
of the LORD, their GOD,
and worshipped other gods, and served them’.

¶ Jeremiah 22 v10-12

{ heart }   [JE] 22v10

Weep ye not for the dead, neither bemoan him;
but weep sore for him that goeth away;
for he shall return no more, nor see his native country.

{ heart }   [JE] 22v11

For thus saith the LORD
touching Shallum, the son of Josiah,
king of Judah,
which reigned instead of Josiah, his father,
which went forth out of this place,


He shall not return thither any more.

{ heart }   [JE] 22v12

But he shall die in the place
whither they have led him captive,
and shall see this land no more.

¶ Jeremiah 22 v13-19

{ heart }   [JE] 22v13

Woe unto him
that buildeth his house by unrighteousness,
and his chambers by wrong;
that useth his neighbor's service without wages,
and giveth him not for his work;

{ heart }   [JE] 22v14

That saith,

 ‘I will build me a wide house and large chambers’, 

And cutteth him out windows;
and it is overlaid with cedar,
and painted with vermilion.

{ heart }   [JE] 22v15

Shalt thou reign,
because thou closest thyself in cedar?
did not thy father eat and drink,
and do judgment and justice,
and then it was well with him?

{ heart }   [JE] 22v16

He judged the cause of the poor and needy;
then it was well with him:
was not this to know

 ‘ME’?


Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 22v17

But thine eyes and thine heart are not
but for thy covetousness,
and to shed innocent blood,
and for oppression,
and for violence to do it.

{ heart }   [JE] 22v18

Therefore, thus saith the LORD
concerning Jehoiakim, the son of Josiah,
king of Judah;


They shall not lament for him,
saying,

 ‘Ah my brother’, 
or
 ‘Ah sister’: 

They shall not lament for him,
saying,

 ‘Ah lord’, 
or
 ‘Ah his glory’.

{ heart }   [JE] 22v19

He shall be buried with the burial of an ass,
drawn and cast forth
beyond the gates of Jerusalem.

¶ Jeremiah 22 v20-23

{ heart }   [JE] 22v20

Go up to Lebanon, and cry out,
and lift up thy voice in Bashan,
and cry from the passages;

 ‘For all thy lovers are destroyed’.

{ heart }   [JE] 22v21

I spake unto thee in thy prosperity;
but thou saidst,

 ‘I will not hear’. 

This hath been thy manner from thy youth,
that thou obeyedst not MY voice.

{ heart }   [JE] 22v22

The wind shall eat up all thy pastors,
and thy lovers shall go into captivity;
surely then shalt thou be ashamed and confounded
for all thy wickedness.

{ heart }   [JE] 22v23

O inhabitant of Lebanon,
that makest thy nest in the cedars,
how gracious shalt thou be
when pangs come upon thee,
the pain as of a woman in travail?

¶ Jeremiah 22 v24-30

{ heart }   [JE] 22v24

As I live, saith the LORD,
Though Coniah, the son of Jehoiakim,
king of Judah,
were the signet upon MY right hand,
yet would I pluck thee from thence;

{ heart }   [JE] 22v25

And I will give thee
into the hand of them that seek thy life,
and into the hand of them whose face thou fearest,
even into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar,
king of Babylon,
and into the hand of the Chaldeans.

{ heart }   [JE] 22v26

And I will cast thee out,
and thy mother that bare thee,
into another country, where ye were not born;
and there shall ye die.

{ heart }   [JE] 22v27

But to the land whereunto they desire

 ‘To return’, 

Thither shall they not return.

{ heart }   [JE] 22v28

Is this man Coniah a despised broken idol?
is he a vessel wherein is no pleasure?
wherefore are they cast out, he and his seed,
and are cast into a land which they know not?

{ heart }   [JE] 22v29

O earth, earth, earth,
hear the word of the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 22v30

Thus saith the LORD,

Write ye this man childless,
a man that shall not prosper in his days;
for no man of his seed shall prosper,
sitting upon the throne of David,
and ruling any more in Judah.

» Jeremiah 23

¶ Jeremiah 23 v1-4

{ heart }   [JE] 23v1

Woe be unto the pastors
that destroy and scatter the sheep of MY pasture,


Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 23v2

Therefore, thus saith the LORD GOD of Israel
against the pastors that feed MY people;
Ye have scattered MY flock, and driven them away,
and have not visited them;
behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings,


Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 23v3

And I will gather the remnant of MY flock
out of all countries whither I have driven them,
and will bring them again to their folds;
and they shall be fruitful and increase.

{ heart }   [JE] 23v4

And I will set up shepherds over them
which shall feed them;
and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed,
neither shall they be lacking,


Saith the LORD.

¶ Jeremiah 23 v5-6

{ heart }   [JE] 23v5

Behold, the days come,

Saith the LORD,

That I will raise unto David
a righteous BRANCH,
and a KING shall reign and prosper,
and shall execute judgment and justice
in the earth.

{ heart }   [JE] 23v6

In HIS days Judah shall be saved,
and Israel shall dwell safely;
and THIS is HIS NAME
whereby HE shall be called,
THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

¶ Jeremiah 23 v7-8

{ heart }   [JE] 23v7

Therefore, behold, the days come,

Saith the LORD,

That they shall no more say,

 ‘The LORD liveth,
WHICH brought up the children of Israel
out of the land of Egypt’,

{ heart }   [JE] 23v8

But,

 ‘The LORD liveth,
WHICH brought up
and WHICH led the seed of the house of Israel
out of the north country,
and from all countries’ 

Whither I had driven them,
and they shall dwell in their own land.

¶ Jeremiah 23 v9-40

{ heart }   [JE] 23v9

Mine heart within me is broken
because of the prophets;
all my bones shake:
I am like a drunken man
(and like a man whom wine hath overcome)
because of the LORD,
and because of the words of HIS holiness.

{ heart }   [JE] 23v10

For the land is full of adulterers;
for because of swearing the land mourneth,
the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up,
and their course is evil, and their force is not right.

{ heart }   [JE] 23v11

For both prophet and priest are profane;
yea, in MY house
have I found their wickedness,


Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 23v12

Wherefore, their way shall be unto them
as slippery ways in the darkness;
they shall be driven on, and fall therein;
for I will bring evil upon them,
even the year of their visitation,


Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 23v13

And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria;
they prophesied in Baal,
and caused MY people, Israel to err.

{ heart }   [JE] 23v14

I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem
an horrible thing;
they commit adultery, and walk in lies;
they strengthen also the hands of evildoers,
that none doth return from his wickedness;
they are all of them unto ME as Sodom,
and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.

{ heart }   [JE] 23v15

Therefore, thus saith the LORD of hosts
concerning the prophets,


Behold, I will feed them with wormwood,
and make them drink the water of gall;
for from the prophets of Jerusalem
is profaneness gone forth into all the land.

{ heart }   [JE] 23v16

Thus saith the LORD of hosts,

Hearken not unto the words of the prophets
that prophesy unto you;
they make you vain:
they speak a vision of their own heart,
and not out of the mouth of the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 23v17

They say still
unto them that despise ME,

 ‘The LORD hath said,

Ye shall have peace’; 

And they say unto every one
that walketh after the imagination of his own heart,

 ‘No evil shall come upon you’.

{ heart }   [JE] 23v18

For who hath stood in the counsel of the LORD,
and hath perceived and heard HIS word?
who hath marked HIS word, and heard it?

{ heart }   [JE] 23v19

Behold, a whirlwind of the LORD
is gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind;
it shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked.

{ heart }   [JE] 23v20

The anger of the LORD shall not return,
until HE have executed,
and till HE have performed
the thoughts of HIS heart;
in the latter days ye shall consider it perfectly.

{ heart }   [JE] 23v21

I have not sent these prophets,
yet they ran;
I have not spoken to them,
yet they prophesied.

{ heart }   [JE] 23v22

But if they had stood in MY counsel,
and had caused MY people to hear MY words,
then they should have turned them
from their evil way,
and from the evil of their doings.

{ heart }   [JE] 23v23

AM I a GOD at hand,

Saith the LORD,

And not a GOD afar off?

{ heart }   [JE] 23v24

Can any hide himself in secret places
that I shall not see him?


Saith the LORD.

Do not I fill heaven and earth?

Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 23v25

I have heard what the prophets said,
that prophesy lies in MY NAME,
saying,

 ‘I have dreamed, I have dreamed’.

{ heart }   [JE] 23v26

How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets
that prophesy lies?
yea, they are prophets
of the deceit of their own heart;

{ heart }   [JE] 23v27

Which think to cause MY people
to forget MY NAME
by their dreams
which they tell every man to his neighbor,
as their fathers have forgotten MY NAME
for Baal.

{ heart }   [JE] 23v28

The prophet that hath a dream,
let him tell a dream;
and he that hath MY word,
let him speak MY word faithfully:
what is the chaff to the wheat?


Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 23v29

Is not MY word as a fire?

Saith the LORD;

And like a hammer
that breaketh the rock in pieces?

{ heart }   [JE] 23v30

Therefore,
behold, I AM against the prophets,


Saith the LORD,

That steal MY word
every one from his neighbor.

{ heart }   [JE] 23v31

Behold, I AM against the prophets,

Saith the LORD,

That use their tongues, and say,

 ‘HE saith’.

{ heart }   [JE] 23v32

Behold, I AM against them that prophesy
false dreams,


Saith the LORD,

And do tell them, and cause MY people to err
by their lies, and by their lightness;
yet I sent them not, nor commanded them;
therefore, they shall not profit this people at all,


Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 23v33

And when this people, or the prophet, or a priest,
shall ask thee, saying,

 ‘What is the burden of the LORD’? 

Thou shalt then say unto them,

 ‘What burden’? 

I will even forsake you,


Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 23v34

And as for the prophet, and the priest,
and the people, that shall say,

 ‘The burden of the LORD’, 

I will even punish that man and his house.

{ heart }   [JE] 23v35

Thus shall ye say every one to his neighbor,
and every one to his brother,

 ‘What hath the LORD answered?
and what hath the LORD spoken’?

{ heart }   [JE] 23v36

And the burden of the LORD
shall ye mention no more;
for every man's word shall be his burden;
for ye have perverted the words of the living GOD,
of the LORD of hosts, our GOD.

{ heart }   [JE] 23v37

Thus shalt thou say to the prophet,

 ‘What hath the LORD answered thee?
and what hath the LORD spoken’?

{ heart }   [JE] 23v38

But since ye say,

 ‘The burden of the LORD’; 

Therefore thus saith the LORD;
Because ye say this word,

 ‘The burden of the LORD,

And I have sent unto you,
saying,

Ye shall not say,

The burden of the LORD’;

{ heart }   [JE] 23v39

Therefore,
behold, I, even I, will utterly forget you,
and I will forsake you,
and the city that I gave you and your fathers,
and cast you out of MY presence:

{ heart }   [JE] 23v40

And I will bring an everlasting reproach upon you,
and a perpetual shame,
which shall not be forgotten.

» Jeremiah 24

¶ Jeremiah 24 v1-3

{ heart }   [JE] 24v1

The LORD showed me,
and, behold, two baskets of figs
were set before the temple of the LORD,
after Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon,
had carried away captive
Jeconiah, the son of Jehoiakim,
king of Judah,
and the princes of Judah,
with the carpenters and smiths, from Jerusalem,
and had brought them to Babylon.

{ heart }   [JE] 24v2

One basket had very good figs,
even like the figs that are first ripe;
and the other basket had very naughty figs,
which could not be eaten, they were so bad.

{ heart }   [JE] 24v3

Then said the LORD unto me,

What seest thou, Jeremiah?

And I said,

 ‘Figs;
the good figs, very good
and the evil, very evil,
that cannot be eaten, they are so bad.

¶ Jeremiah 24 v4-10

{ heart }   [JE] 24v4

Again the word of the LORD
came unto me,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 24v5

Thus saith the LORD, the GOD of Israel;
Like these good figs, so will I acknowledge them
that are carried away captive of Judah,
whom I have sent out of this place
into the land of the Chaldeans
for their good.

{ heart }   [JE] 24v6

For I will set MINE eyes upon them for good,
and I will bring them again to this land;
and I will build them, and not pull them down;
and I will plant them, and not pluck them up.

{ heart }   [JE] 24v7

And I will give them an heart
to know

 ‘ME’, 

That I AM the LORD;
and they shall be MY people,
and I will be their GOD;
for they shall return unto ME with their whole heart.

{ heart }   [JE] 24v8

And as the evil figs, which cannot be eaten,
they are so evil,
surely, thus saith the LORD,
so will I give Zedekiah, the king of Judah,
and his princes, and the residue of Jerusalem,
that remain in this land,
and them that dwell in the land of Egypt,

{ heart }   [JE] 24v9

And I will deliver them to be removed
into all the kingdoms of the earth
for their hurt,
to be a reproach and a proverb,
a taunt and a curse,
in all places whither I shall drive them.

{ heart }   [JE] 24v10

And I will send the sword,
the famine, and the pestilence,
among them,
till they be consumed from off the land
that I gave unto them and to their fathers.

» Jeremiah 25

¶ Jeremiah 25 v1-14

{ heart }   [JE] 25v1

The word that came to Jeremiah
concerning all the people of Judah
in the fourth year of Jehoiakim, the son of Josiah,
king of Judah,
that was the first year of Nebuchadrezzar,
king of Babylon;

{ heart }   [JE] 25v2

Which Jeremiah, the prophet spake
unto all the people of Judah,
and to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 25v3

From the thirteenth year of Josiah, the son of Amon,
king of Judah,
even unto this day (that is the three and twentieth year)
the word of the LORD hath come unto me,
and I have spoken unto you, rising early and speaking;
but ye have not hearkened.

{ heart }   [JE] 25v4

And the LORD hath sent unto you all HIS servants,
the prophets, rising early and sending them;
but ye have not hearkened,
nor inclined your ear to hear.

{ heart }   [JE] 25v5

They said,

 ‘Turn ye again now every one from his evil way,
and from the evil of your doings,
and dwell in the land
that the LORD hath given unto you and to your fathers
forever and ever’;

{ heart }   [JE] 25v6

And go not after other gods
to serve them, and to worship them,
and provoke ME not to anger
with the works of your hands;
and I will do you no hurt.

{ heart }   [JE] 25v7

Yet ye have not hearkened unto ME,

Saith the LORD;

That ye might provoke ME to anger
with the works of your hands
to your own hurt.

{ heart }   [JE] 25v8

Therefore,
thus saith the LORD of hosts;


Because ye have not heard MY words,

{ heart }   [JE] 25v9

Behold, I will send and take
all the families of the north,


Saith the LORD,

And Nebuchadrezzar, the king of Babylon,
MY servant,
and will bring them against this land,
and against the inhabitants thereof,
and against all these nations round about,
and will utterly destroy them,
and make them an astonishment, and an hissing,
and perpetual desolations.

{ heart }   [JE] 25v10

Moreover, I will take from them
the voice of mirth,
and the voice of gladness,
the voice of the bridegroom,
and the voice of the bride,
the sound of the millstones,
and the light of the candle.

{ heart }   [JE] 25v11

And this whole land
shall be a desolation, and an astonishment;
and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon
seventy years.

{ heart }   [JE] 25v12

And it shall come to pass,
when seventy years are accomplished,
that I will punish the king of Babylon,
and that nation,


Saith the LORD,

For their iniquity,
and the land of the Chaldeans,
and will make it perpetual desolations.

{ heart }   [JE] 25v13

And I will bring upon that land all MY words
which I have pronounced against it,
even all that is written in this book,
which Jeremiah hath prophesied
against all the nations.

{ heart }   [JE] 25v14

For many nations and great kings
shall serve themselves of them also;
and I will recompense them
according to their deeds,
and according to the works of their own hands.

¶ Jeremiah 25 v15-29

{ heart }   [JE] 25v15

For thus saith the LORD GOD of Israel
unto me;


Take the wine cup of this fury at MY hand,
and cause all the nations, to whom I send thee,
to drink it.

{ heart }   [JE] 25v16

And they shall drink,
and be moved, and be mad,
because of the sword that I will send among them.

{ heart }   [JE] 25v17

Then took I the cup at the LORD'S hand,
and made all the nations to drink,
unto whom the LORD had sent me;

{ heart }   [JE] 25v18

To wit, Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah,
and the kings thereof, and the princes thereof,
to make them a desolation, an astonishment,
an hissing, and a curse
(as it is this day:)

{ heart }   [JE] 25v19

Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and his servants,
and his princes, and all his people;

{ heart }   [JE] 25v20

And all the mingled people,
and all the kings of the land of Uz,
and all the kings of the land of the Philistines,
and Ashkelon, and Gaza, and Ekron,
and the remnant of Ashdod,

{ heart }   [JE] 25v21

Edom, and Moab,
and the children of Ammon;

{ heart }   [JE] 25v22

And all the kings of Tyre,
and all the kings of Sidon,
and the kings of the borders
which are beyond the sea;

{ heart }   [JE] 25v23

Dedan, and Tema, and Buz,
and all that are in the utmost corners;

{ heart }   [JE] 25v24

And all the kings of Arabia,
and all the kings of the mingled people
that dwell in the desert;

{ heart }   [JE] 25v25

And all the kings of Zimri,
and all the kings of Elam,
and all the kings of the Medes;

{ heart }   [JE] 25v26

And all the kings of the north,
far and near, one with another,
and all the kingdoms of the world,
which are upon the face of the earth;
and the king of Sheshach
shall drink after them.

{ heart }   [JE] 25v27

Therefore, thou shalt say unto them,

Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the GOD of Israel,
Drink ye, and be drunken,
and spew, and fall, and rise no more,
because of the sword
which I will send among you.

{ heart }   [JE] 25v28

And it shall be,
if they refuse to take the cup at thine hand
to drink,
then shalt thou say unto them,

 ‘Thus saith the LORD of hosts;
Ye shall certainly drink’.

{ heart }   [JE] 25v29

For, lo, I begin to bring evil on the city
which is called by MY NAME,
and should ye be utterly unpunished?
ye shall not be unpunished;
for I will call for a sword
upon all the inhabitants of the earth,


Saith the LORD of hosts.

¶ Jeremiah 25 v30-38

{ heart }   [JE] 25v30

Therefore, prophesy thou against them
all these words,
and say unto them,

 ‘The LORD shall roar from on high,
and utter HIS voice from HIS holy habitation;
HE shall mightily roar upon HIS habitation;
HE shall give a shout,
as they that tread the grapes,
against all the inhabitants of the earth’.

{ heart }   [JE] 25v31

A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth;
for the LORD hath a controversy with the nations,
HE will plead with all flesh;
HE will give them that are wicked to the sword,


Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 25v32

Thus saith the LORD of hosts,

Behold, evil shall go forth from nation to nation,
and a great whirlwind shall be raised up
from the borders of the earth.

{ heart }   [JE] 25v33

And the slain of the LORD shall be at that day
from one end of the earth
even unto the other end of the earth;
they shall not be lamented,
neither gathered, nor buried;
they shall be dung upon the ground.

{ heart }   [JE] 25v34

Howl, ye shepherds, and cry;
and wallow yourselves in the ashes,
ye principal of the flock;
for the days of your slaughter
and of your dispersions
are accomplished;
and ye shall fall like a pleasant vessel.

{ heart }   [JE] 25v35

And the shepherds shall have no way to flee,
nor the principal of the flock to escape.

{ heart }   [JE] 25v36

A voice of the cry of the shepherds,
and an howling of the principal of the flock,
shall be heard;
for the LORD hath spoiled their pasture.

{ heart }   [JE] 25v37

And the peaceable habitations are cut down
because of the fierce anger of the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 25v38

HE hath forsaken HIS covert, as the lion:
for their land is desolate
because of the fierceness of the oppressor,
and also because of HIS fierce anger.

» Jeremiah 26

¶ Jeremiah 26 v1-6

{ heart }   [JE] 26v1

In the beginning of the reign
of Jehoiakim, the son of Josiah,
king of Judah,
came this word from the LORD,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 26v2

Thus saith the LORD,

Stand in the court of the LORD'S house,
and speak unto all the cities of Judah,
which come to worship in the LORD'S house,
all the words that I command thee
to speak unto them:
diminish not a word;

{ heart }   [JE] 26v3

If so be they will hearken,
and turn every man from his evil way,
that I may repent ME of the evil,
which I purpose to do unto them
because of the evil of their doings.

{ heart }   [JE] 26v4

And thou shalt say unto them,

 ‘Thus saith the LORD;
If ye will not hearken to ME,
to walk in MY law,
which I have set before you’,

{ heart }   [JE] 26v5

To hearken to the words of MY servants,
the prophets,
whom I sent unto you,
both rising up early, and sending them,
but ye have not hearkened,

{ heart }   [JE] 26v6

Then will I make this house like Shiloh,
and will make this city a curse
to all the nations of the earth.

¶ Jeremiah 26 v7-19

{ heart }   [JE] 26v7

So the priests and the prophets
and all the people
heard Jeremiah speaking these words
in the house of the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 26v8

Now it came to pass,
when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking
all that the LORD had commanded him
to speak unto all the people,
that the priests and the prophets
and all the people took him,
saying,

 ‘Thou shalt surely die’.

{ heart }   [JE] 26v9

Why hast thou prophesied
in the NAME of the LORD,
saying,

 ‘This house shall be like Shiloh,
and this city shall be desolate without an inhabitant’? 

And all the people were gathered against Jeremiah
in the house of the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 26v10

When the princes of Judah heard these things,
then they came up from the king's house
unto the house of the LORD,
and sat down in the entry
of the new gate of the LORD'S house.

{ heart }   [JE] 26v11

Then spake the priests and the prophets
unto the princes and to all the people,
saying,

 ‘This man is worthy to die;
for he hath prophesied against this city,
as ye have heard with your ears’.

{ heart }   [JE] 26v12

Then spake Jeremiah
unto all the princes and to all the people,
saying,

 ‘The LORD sent me to prophesy
against this house and against this city
all the words that ye have heard’.

{ heart }   [JE] 26v13

Therefore, now amend your ways and your doings,
and obey the voice of the LORD, your GOD,
and the LORD will repent HIM of the evil
that HE hath pronounced against you.

{ heart }   [JE] 26v14

As for me, behold, I am in your hand;
do with me as seemeth good and meet unto you.

{ heart }   [JE] 26v15

But know ye for certain,

 ‘That, if ye put me to death,
ye shall surely bring innocent blood upon yourselves,
and upon this city, and upon the inhabitants thereof;
for of a truth
the LORD hath sent me unto you
to speak all these words in your ears’.

{ heart }   [JE] 26v16

Then said the princes and all the people
unto the priests and to the prophets,

 ‘This man is not worthy to die;
for he hath spoken to us
in the NAME of the LORD, our GOD’.

{ heart }   [JE] 26v17

Then rose up certain of the elders of the land,
and spake to all the assembly of the people,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 26v18

Micah, the Morasthite, prophesied
in the days of Hezekiah, king of Judah,
and spake to all the people of Judah,
saying,

 ‘Thus saith the LORD of hosts’;


Zion shall be plowed like a field,
and Jerusalem shall become heaps,
and the mountain of the house
as the high places of a forest.

{ heart }   [JE] 26v19

Did Hezekiah, king of Judah,
and all Judah put him at all to death?
did he not fear the LORD,
and besought the LORD,
and the LORD repented HIM of the evil
which HE had pronounced against them?
thus might we procure great evil against our souls.

¶ Jeremiah 26 v20-24

{ heart }   [JE] 26v20

And there was also a man that prophesied
in the NAME of the LORD,
Urijah, the son of Shemaiah of Kiriath-jearim,
who prophesied
against this city and against this land
according to all the words of Jeremiah.

{ heart }   [JE] 26v21

And when Jehoiakim, the king,
with all his mighty men, and all the princes,
heard his words,
the king sought to put him to death;
but when Urijah heard it,
he was afraid, and fled, and went into Egypt.

{ heart }   [JE] 26v22

And Jehoiakim, the king, sent men into Egypt,
namely, Elnathan, the son of Achbor,
and certain men with him into Egypt;

{ heart }   [JE] 26v23

And they fetched forth Urijah out of Egypt,
and brought him unto Jehoiakim, the king;
who slew him with the sword,
and cast his dead body
into the graves of the common people.

{ heart }   [JE] 26v24

Nevertheless,
the hand of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan,
was with Jeremiah,
that they should not give him into the hand
of the people
to put him to death.

» Jeremiah 27

¶ Jeremiah 27 v1-11

{ heart }   [JE] 27v1

In the beginning of the reign
of Jehoiakim, the son of Josiah,
king of Judah,
came this word unto Jeremiah
from the LORD,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 27v2

Thus saith the LORD to me,

Make thee bonds and yokes,
and put them upon thy neck,

{ heart }   [JE] 27v3

And send them to the king of Edom,
and to the king of Moab,
and to the king of the Ammonites,
and to the king of Tyre,
and to the king of Sidon,
by the hand of the messengers
which come to Jerusalem
unto Zedekiah, king of Judah;

{ heart }   [JE] 27v4

And command them to say unto their masters,

 ‘Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the GOD of Israel;
Thus shall ye say unto your masters’,

{ heart }   [JE] 27v5

I have made the earth,
the man and the beast that are upon the ground,
by MY great power
and by MY outstretched arm,
and have given it
unto whom it seemed meet unto ME.

{ heart }   [JE] 27v6

And now have I given all these lands
into the hand
of Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon,
MY servant;
and the beasts of the field have I given him also
to serve him.

{ heart }   [JE] 27v7

And all nations shall serve him,
and his son, and his son's son,
until the very time of his land come;
and then many nations and great kings
shall serve themselves of him.

{ heart }   [JE] 27v8

And it shall come to pass,
that the nation and kingdom that will not serve
the same Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon,
and that will not put their neck under the yoke
of the king of Babylon,
that nation will I punish,


Saith the LORD,

With the sword,
and with the famine, and with the pestilence,
until I have consumed them by his hand.

{ heart }   [JE] 27v9

Therefore, hearken not ye to your prophets,
nor to your diviners, nor to your dreamers,
nor to your enchanters, nor to your sorcerers,
which speak unto you,
saying,

 ‘Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon’;

{ heart }   [JE] 27v10

For they prophesy a lie unto you,
to remove you far from your land;
and that I should drive you out,
and ye should perish.

{ heart }   [JE] 27v11

But the nations that bring their neck
under the yoke of the king of Babylon,
and serve him,
those will I let remain still in their own land,


Saith the LORD;

And they shall till it, and dwell therein.

¶ Jeremiah 27 v12-15

{ heart }   [JE] 27v12

I spake also to Zedekiah, king of Judah,
according to all these words,
saying,

 ‘Bring your necks
under the yoke of the king of Babylon,
and serve him and his people, and live’.

{ heart }   [JE] 27v13

Why will ye die, thou and thy people,
by the sword,
by the famine, and by the pestilence,
as the LORD hath spoken against the nation
that will not serve the king of Babylon?

{ heart }   [JE] 27v14

Therefore,
hearken not unto the words of the prophets
that speak unto you,
saying,

 ‘Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon’; 

For they prophesy a lie unto you.

{ heart }   [JE] 27v15

For I have not sent them,

Saith the LORD,

Yet they prophesy a lie in MY NAME;
that I might drive you out,
and that ye might perish,
ye, and the prophets that prophesy unto you.

¶ Jeremiah 26 v16-22

{ heart }   [JE] 27v16

Also I spake to the priests and to all this people,
saying,

 ‘Thus saith the LORD’;


Hearken not to the words of your prophets
that prophesy unto you,
saying,

 ‘Behold, the vessels of the LORD'S house
shall now shortly be brought again from Babylon’; 

For they prophesy a lie unto you.

{ heart }   [JE] 27v17

Hearken not unto them;
serve the king of Babylon, and live:
wherefore should this city be laid waste?

{ heart }   [JE] 27v18

But if they be prophets,
and if the word of the LORD be with them,
let them now make intercession
to the LORD of hosts,
that the vessels which are left
in the house of the LORD,
and in the house of the king of Judah,
and at Jerusalem,
go not to Babylon.

{ heart }   [JE] 27v19

For thus saith the LORD of hosts
concerning the pillars,
and concerning the sea,
and concerning the bases,
and concerning the residue of the vessels
that remain in this city,

{ heart }   [JE] 27v20

Which Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, took not,
when he carried away captive
Jeconiah, the son of Jehoiakim,
king of Judah,
from Jerusalem to Babylon,
and all the nobles of Judah and Jerusalem;

{ heart }   [JE] 27v21

Yea, thus saith the LORD of hosts,
the GOD of Israel,
concerning the vessels
that remain in the house of the LORD,
and in the house of the king of Judah
and of Jerusalem,

{ heart }   [JE] 27v22

They shall be carried to Babylon,
and there shall they be
until the day that I visit them,


Saith the LORD;

Then will I bring them up,
and restore them to this place.

» Jeremiah 28

¶ Jeremiah 28 v1-11

{ heart }   [JE] 28v1

And it came to pass the same year,
in the beginning of the reign
of Zedekiah, king of Judah,
in the fourth year, and in the fifth month,
that Hananiah, the son of Azzur,
the prophet, which was of Gibeon,
spake unto me in the house of the LORD,
in the presence of the priests and of all the people,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 28v2

Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts,
the GOD of Israel, saying,

 ‘I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon’.

{ heart }   [JE] 28v3

Within two full years
will I bring again into this place
all the vessels of the LORD'S house,
that Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon,
took away from this place,
and carried them to Babylon;

{ heart }   [JE] 28v4

And I will bring again to this place
Jeconiah, the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah,
with all the captives of Judah, that went into Babylon,
saith the LORD;
for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.

{ heart }   [JE] 28v5

Then the prophet Jeremiah
said unto the prophet, Hananiah,
in the presence of the priests,
and in the presence of all the people
that stood in the house of the LORD,

{ heart }   [JE] 28v6

Even the prophet, Jeremiah,
said,

 ‘Amen: the LORD do so,
the LORD perform thy words
which thou hast prophesied,
to bring again the vessels of the LORD'S house,
and all that is carried away captive, from Babylon
into this place’.

{ heart }   [JE] 28v7

Nevertheless, hear thou now this word
that I speak in thine ears,
and in the ears of all the people,

{ heart }   [JE] 28v8

The prophets that have been before me
and before thee of old
prophesied both against many countries,
and against great kingdoms,
of war, and of evil, and of pestilence.

{ heart }   [JE] 28v9

The prophet which prophesieth of peace,
when the word of the prophet shall come to pass,
then shall the prophet be known,

 ‘That the LORD hath truly sent him’.

{ heart }   [JE] 28v10

Then Hananiah, the prophet,
took the yoke from off the prophet Jeremiah's neck,
and broke it.

{ heart }   [JE] 28v11

And Hananiah spake
in the presence of all the people,
saying,

 ‘Thus saith the LORD,
Even so will I break the yoke
of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon,
from the neck of all nations
within the space of two full years’: 

And the prophet Jeremiah went his way.

¶ Jeremiah 28 v12-17

{ heart }   [JE] 28v12

Then the word of the LORD
came unto Jeremiah, the prophet,
after that Hananiah, the prophet,
had broken the yoke from off the neck
of the prophet Jeremiah,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 28v13

Go and tell Hananiah,
saying,

 ‘Thus saith the LORD,
Thou hast broken the yokes of wood,
but thou shalt make for them yokes of iron’.

{ heart }   [JE] 28v14

For thus saith the LORD of hosts,
the GOD of Israel,


I have put a yoke of iron
upon the neck of all these nations,
that they may serve
Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon;
and they shall serve him;
and I have given him the beasts of the field also.

{ heart }   [JE] 28v15

Then said the prophet, Jeremiah,
unto Hananiah, the prophet,

 ‘Hear now, Hananiah:
the LORD hath not sent thee;
but thou makest this people to trust in a lie’.

{ heart }   [JE] 28v16

Therefore, thus saith the LORD,

Behold, I will cast thee
from off the face of the earth;
this year thou shalt die,
because thou hast taught

 ‘Rebellion against the LORD’.

{ heart }   [JE] 28v17

So Hananiah, the prophet,
died the same year in the seventh month.

» Jeremiah 29

¶ Jeremiah 29 v1-23

{ heart }   [JE] 29v1

Now these are the words of the letter
that Jeremiah, the prophet,
sent from Jerusalem unto the residue of the elders
which were carried away captives,
and to the priests, and to the prophets,
and to all the people
whom Nebuchadnezzar had carried away captive
from Jerusalem to Babylon

{ heart }   [JE] 29v2

(After Jeconiah, the king,
and the queen, and the eunuchs,
the princes of Judah and Jerusalem,
and the carpenters, and the smiths,
were departed from Jerusalem),

{ heart }   [JE] 29v3

By the hand of Elasah, the son of Shaphan,
and Gemariah, the son of Hilkiah
(whom Zedekiah, king of Judah,
sent unto Babylon
to Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon),
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 29v4

Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the GOD of Israel,
unto all that are carried away captives,
whom I have caused
to be carried away from Jerusalem unto Babylon,

{ heart }   [JE] 29v5

Build ye houses, and dwell in them;
and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them;

{ heart }   [JE] 29v6

Take to ye wives, and beget sons and daughters;
and take wives for your sons,
and give your daughters to husbands,
that they may bear sons and daughters,
that ye may be increased there, and not diminished.

{ heart }   [JE] 29v7

And seek the peace of the city
whither I have caused you
to be carried away captives,
and pray unto the LORD for it;
for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.

{ heart }   [JE] 29v8

For thus saith the LORD of hosts,
the GOD of Israel;


Let not your prophets and your diviners,
that be in the midst of you,
deceive you,
neither hearken to your dreams
which ye cause to be dreamed.

{ heart }   [JE] 29v9

For they prophesy falsely unto you in MY NAME;
I have not sent them,


Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 29v10

For thus saith the LORD,
after seventy years be accomplished at Babylon,
I will visit you,
and perform MY good word toward you,
in causing you to return to this place.

{ heart }   [JE] 29v11

For I know
the thoughts that I think toward you,


Saith the LORD,

Thoughts of peace, and not of evil,
to give you an expected end.

{ heart }   [JE] 29v12

Then shall ye call upon ME,
and ye shall go and pray unto ME,
and I will hearken unto you.

{ heart }   [JE] 29v13

And ye shall seek ME, and find ME,
when ye shall search for ME with all your heart.

{ heart }   [JE] 29v14

And I will be found of you,

Saith the LORD;

And I will turn away your captivity,
and I will gather you from all the nations,
and from all the places whither I have driven you,


Saith the LORD;

And I will bring you again into the place
from whence I caused you
to be carried away captive.

{ heart }   [JE] 29v15

Because ye have said,

 ‘The LORD hath raised us up prophets in Babylon’,

{ heart }   [JE] 29v16

Know that thus

Saith the LORD,

Of the king that sitteth upon the throne of David,
and of all the people that dwell in this city,
and of your brethren
that are not gone forth with you into captivity;

{ heart }   [JE] 29v17

Thus saith the LORD of hosts,
Behold, I will send upon them the sword,
the famine, and the pestilence,
and will make them like vile figs,
that cannot be eaten, they are so bad.

{ heart }   [JE] 29v18

And I will persecute them with the sword,
with the famine, and with the pestilence,
and will deliver them to be removed
to all the kingdoms of the earth,
to be a curse, and an astonishment,
and an hissing, and a reproach,
among all the nations whither I have driven them,

{ heart }   [JE] 29v19

Because they have not hearkened to MY words,

Saith the LORD,

Which I sent unto them by MY servants,
the prophets,
rising up early and sending them;
but ye would not hear,


Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 29v20

Hear ye therefore, the word of the LORD,
all ye of the captivity,
whom I have sent from Jerusalem to Babylon,

{ heart }   [JE] 29v21

Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the GOD of Israel,
of Ahab, the son of Kolaiah,
and of Zedekiah, the son of Maaseiah,
which prophesy a lie unto you in MY NAME;

 ‘Behold, I will deliver them into the hand
of Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon;
and he shall slay them before your eyes’;

{ heart }   [JE] 29v22

And of them shall be taken up a curse
by all the captivity of Judah which are in Babylon,
saying,

 ‘The LORD make thee
like Zedekiah and like Ahab,
whom the king of Babylon roasted in the fire’;

{ heart }   [JE] 29v23

Because they have committed villainy in Israel,
and have committed adultery
with their neighbors' wives,
and have spoken lying words in MY NAME,
which I have not commanded them;
even I know, and AM a witness,


Saith the LORD.

¶ Jeremiah 29 v24-32

{ heart }   [JE] 29v24

Thus shalt thou also speak
to Shemaiah, the Nehelamite,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 29v25

Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts,
the GOD of Israel, saying,
Because thou hast sent letters in thy name
unto all the people that are at Jerusalem,
and to Zephaniah, the son of Maaseiah, the priest,
and to all the priests,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 29v26

The LORD hath made thee priest
in the stead of Jehoiada, the priest,
that ye should be officers in the house of the LORD,
for every man that is mad,
and maketh himself a prophet,
that thou shouldest put him in prison,
and in the stocks;

{ heart }   [JE] 29v27

Now, therefore, why hast thou not reproved
Jeremiah, of Anathoth,
which maketh himself a prophet to you?

{ heart }   [JE] 29v28

For therefore he sent unto us in Babylon,
saying,

 ‘This captivity is long;
build ye houses, and dwell in them;
and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them’.

{ heart }   [JE] 29v29

And Zephaniah, the priest, read this letter
in the ears of Jeremiah, the prophet.

{ heart }   [JE] 29v30

Then came the word of the LORD
unto Jeremiah,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 29v31

Send to all them of the captivity,
saying,

 ‘Thus saith the LORD
concerning Shemaiah, the Nehelamite,
Because Shemaiah hath prophesied unto you,
and I sent him not,
and he caused you to trust in a lie’,

{ heart }   [JE] 29v32

Therefore, thus saith the LORD,
Behold, I will punish Shemaiah, the Nehelamite,
and his seed;
he shall not have a man
to dwell among this people,
neither shall he behold the good
that I will do for MY people,


Saith the LORD,

Because he hath taught

 ‘Rebellion against the LORD’.

» Jeremiah 30

¶ Jeremiah 30 v1-3

{ heart }   [JE] 30v1

The word that came to Jeremiah
from the LORD,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 30v2

Thus speaketh the LORD GOD of Israel,
saying,


Write thee all the words
that I have spoken unto thee
in a book.

{ heart }   [JE] 30v3

For, lo, the days come,

Saith the LORD,

That I will bring again
the captivity of MY people, Israel and Judah,


Saith the LORD;

And I will cause them to return to the land
that I gave to their fathers,
and they shall possess it.

¶ Jeremiah 30 v4-11

{ heart }   [JE] 30v4

And these are the words that the LORD spake
concerning Israel and concerning Judah.

{ heart }   [JE] 30v5

For thus saith the LORD,

We have heard a voice of trembling,
of fear, and not of peace.

{ heart }   [JE] 30v6

Ask ye now, and see

 ‘Whether a man doth travail with child’? 

Wherefore do I see every man
with his hands on his loins,
as a woman in travail,
and all faces are turned into paleness?

{ heart }   [JE] 30v7

Alas, for that day is great, so that none is like it;
it is even the time of Jacob's trouble,
but he shall be saved out of it.

{ heart }   [JE] 30v8

For it shall come to pass in that day,

Saith the LORD of hosts,

That I will break his yoke from off thy neck,
and will burst thy bonds,
and strangers shall no more
serve themselves of him,

{ heart }   [JE] 30v9

But they shall serve the LORD, their GOD,
and David, their king,
whom I will raise up unto them.

{ heart }   [JE] 30v10

Therefore,
fear thou not, O MY servant, Jacob,


Saith the LORD;

Neither be dismayed, O Israel;
for, lo, I will save thee from afar,
and thy seed from the land of their captivity;
and Jacob shall return,
and shall be in rest, and be quiet,
and none shall make him afraid.

{ heart }   [JE] 30v11

For I AM with thee,

Saith the LORD,

To save thee;
though I make a full end of all nations
whither I have scattered thee,
yet will I not make a full end of thee,
but I will correct thee in measure,
and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.

¶ Jeremiah 30 v12-17

{ heart }   [JE] 30v12

For thus saith the LORD,

Thy bruise is incurrable,
and thy wound is grievous.

{ heart }   [JE] 30v13

There is none to plead thy cause,
that thou mayest be bound up;
thou hast no healing medicines.

{ heart }   [JE] 30v14

All thy lovers have forgotten thee;
they seek thee not;
for I have wounded thee
with the wound of an enemy,
with the chastisement of a cruel one,
for the multitude of thine iniquity;
because thy sins were increased.

{ heart }   [JE] 30v15

Why criest thou for thine affliction?
thy sorrow is incurrable
for the multitude of thine iniquity;
because thy sins were increased,
I have done these things unto thee.

{ heart }   [JE] 30v16

Therefore, all they that devour thee
shall be devoured;
and all thine adversaries, every one of them,
shall go into captivity;
and they that spoil thee shall be a spoil,
and all that prey upon thee will I give for a prey.

{ heart }   [JE] 30v17

For I will restore health unto thee,
and I will heal thee of thy wounds,


Saith the LORD,

Because they called thee an outcast,
saying,

 ‘This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after’.

¶ Jeremiah 30 v18-24

{ heart }   [JE] 30v18

Thus saith the LORD,

Behold, I will bring again
the captivity of Jacob's tents,
and have mercy on his dwelling places;
and the city shall be builded upon her own heap,
and the palace shall remain
after the manner thereof.

{ heart }   [JE] 30v19

And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving
and the voice of them that make merry;
and I will multiply them,
and they shall not be few;
I will also glorify them,
and they shall not be small.

{ heart }   [JE] 30v20

Their children also shall be as they were aforetime,
and their congregation shall be established
before ME,
and I will punish all that oppress them.

{ heart }   [JE] 30v21

And their nobles shall be of themselves,
and their governor
shall proceed from the midst of them;
and I will cause him to draw near,
and he shall approach unto ME;
for who is this that engaged his heart
to approach unto ME?


Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 30v22

And ye shall be MY people,
and I will be your GOD.

{ heart }   [JE] 30v23

Behold,
the whirlwind of the LORD goeth forth with fury,
a continuing whirlwind;
it shall fall with pain upon the head of the wicked.

{ heart }   [JE] 30v24

The fierce anger of the LORD shall not return,
until HE have done it,
and until HE have performed
the intents of HIS heart;
in the latter days ye shall consider it.

» Jeremiah 31

¶ Jeremiah 31 v1-6

{ heart }   [JE] 31v1

At the same time,

Saith the LORD,

Will I be the GOD of all the families of Israel,
and they shall be MY people.

{ heart }   [JE] 31v2

Thus saith the LORD,

The people which were left of the sword
found grace in the wilderness,
even Israel, when I went to cause him to rest.

{ heart }   [JE] 31v3

The LORD hath appeared of old unto me,
saying,


Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love;
therefore, with loving-kindness have I drawn thee.

{ heart }   [JE] 31v4

Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built,
O virgin of Israel;
thou shalt again be adorned with thy timbrels,
and shalt go forth in the dances
of them that make merry.

{ heart }   [JE] 31v5

Thou shalt yet plant vines
upon the mountains of Samaria;
the planters shall plant,
and shall eat them as common things.

{ heart }   [JE] 31v6

For there shall be a day,
that the watchmen upon the Mount Ephraim
shall cry,

 ‘Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion
unto the LORD, our GOD’.

¶ Jeremiah 31 v7-9

{ heart }   [JE] 31v7

For thus saith the LORD;

Sing with gladness for Jacob,
and shout among the chief of the nations;
publish ye, praise ye, and say,

 ‘O LORD, save THY people,
the remnant of Israel’.

{ heart }   [JE] 31v8

Behold, I will bring them from the north country,
and gather them from the coasts of the earth,
and, with them, the blind and the lame,
the woman with child
and her that travaileth with child together;
a great company shall return thither.

{ heart }   [JE] 31v9

They shall come with weeping,
and with supplications will I lead them:
I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters
in a straight way wherein they shall not stumble:
for I AM a father to Israel,
and Ephraim is MY first born.

¶ Jeremiah 31 v10-14

{ heart }   [JE] 31v10

Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations,
and declare it in the isles afar off,
and say,


HE THAT scattered Israel
will gather him, and keep him,
as a shepherd doth his flock.

{ heart }   [JE] 31v11

For the LORD hath redeemed Jacob,
and ransomed him from the hand
of him that was stronger than he.

{ heart }   [JE] 31v12

Therefore, they shall come and sing
in the height of Zion,
and shall flow together
to the goodness of the LORD,
for wheat, and for wine, and for oil,
and for the young of the flock and of the herd;
and their soul shall be as a watered garden;
and they shall not sorrow any more at all.

{ heart }   [JE] 31v13

Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance,
both young men and old together;
for I will turn their mourning into joy,
and will comfort them,
and make them rejoice from their sorrow.

{ heart }   [JE] 31v14

And I will satiate the soul of the priests
with fatness,
and MY people shall be satisfied
with MY goodness,


Saith the LORD.

¶ Jeremiah 31 v15-22

{ heart }   [JE] 31v15

Thus saith the LORD;

A voice was heard in Ramah,
lamentation, and bitter weeping;
Rachel, weeping for her children,
refused to be comforted for her children,
because they were not.

{ heart }   [JE] 31v16

Thus saith the LORD;

Refrain thy voice from weeping,
and thine eyes from tears;
for thy work shall be rewarded,


Saith the LORD;

And they shall come again
from the land of the enemy.

{ heart }   [JE] 31v17

And there is hope in thine end,

Saith the LORD,

That thy children
shall come again to their own border.

{ heart }   [JE] 31v18

I have surely heard Ephraim
bemoaning himself thus,

 ‘THOU hast chastised me, and I was chastised,
as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke;
turn THOU me, and I shall be turned;
for THOU art the LORD, my GOD’.

{ heart }   [JE] 31v19

Surely after I was turned away, I repented;
and after I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh;
I was ashamed, yea, even confounded,
because I did bear the reproach of my youth.

{ heart }   [JE] 31v20

Is Ephraim MY dear son? is he a pleasant child?
for since I spake against him,
I do earnestly remember him still;
therefore, MY bowels are troubled for him;
I will surely have mercy upon him,


Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 31v21

Set thee up waymarks, make thee high heaps;
set thine heart toward the highway,
even the way which thou wentest;
turn again, O virgin of Israel,
turn again to these, thy cities.

{ heart }   [JE] 31v22

How long wilt thou go about,
O thou backsliding daughter?
for the LORD hath created a new thing in the earth:
A woman shall compass a man.

¶ Jeremiah 31 v23-26

{ heart }   [JE] 31v23

Thus saith the LORD of hosts,
the GOD of Israel;


As yet they shall use this speech
in the land of Judah and in the cities thereof,
when I shall bring again their captivity:
The LORD bless thee,
O habitation of justice, and mountain of holiness.

{ heart }   [JE] 31v24

And there shall dwell in Judah itself,
and in all the cities thereof together,
husbandmen, and they that go forth with flocks.

{ heart }   [JE] 31v25

For I have satiated the weary soul,
and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.

{ heart }   [JE] 31v26

Upon this I awaked, and beheld;
and my sleep was sweet unto me.

¶ Jeremiah 31 v27-28

{ heart }   [JE] 31v27

Behold, the days come,

Saith the LORD,

That I will sow
the house of Israel and the house of Judah
with the seed of man,
and with the seed of beast.

{ heart }   [JE] 31v28

And it shall come to pass,
like as I have watched over them,
to pluck up, and to break down,
and to throw down, and to destroy, and to afflict;
so will I watch over them, to build, and to plant,


Saith the LORD.

¶ Jeremiah 31 v29-30

{ heart }   [JE] 31v29

In those days they shall say no more,

 ‘The fathers have eaten a sour grape,
and the children's teeth are set on edge’.

{ heart }   [JE] 31v30

But every one shall die for his own iniquity;
every man that eateth the sour grape,
his teeth shall be set on edge.

¶ Jeremiah 31 v31-34

{ heart }   [JE] 31v31

Behold, the days come,

Saith the LORD,

That I will make a new covenant
with the house of Israel,
and with the house of Judah,

{ heart }   [JE] 31v32

Not according to the covenant
that I made with their fathers
in the day that I took them by the hand
to bring them out of the land of Egypt;
which, MY covenant, they brake,
although I was an husband unto them,


Saith the LORD;

{ heart }   [JE] 31v33

But this shall be the covenant
that I will make with the house of Israel:
after those days,


Saith the LORD,

I will put MY law in their inward parts,
and write it in their hearts,
and will be their GOD,
and they shall be MY people.

{ heart }   [JE] 31v34

And they shall teach no more
every man his neighbor, and every man his brother,
saying,

 ‘Know the LORD’; 

For they shall all know

 ‘ME’, 

From the least of them
unto the greatest of them,


Saith the LORD;

For I will forgive their iniquity,
and I will remember their sin no more.

¶ Jeremiah 31 v35-37

{ heart }   [JE] 31v35

Thus saith the LORD,
WHICH giveth the sun for a light by day,
and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars
for a light by night,
WHICH divideth the sea
when the waves thereof roar;

 ‘The LORD of hosts’ 

Is HIS NAME:

{ heart }   [JE] 31v36

If those ordinances depart from before ME,

Saith the LORD,

Then the seed of Israel also shall cease
from being a nation before ME
forever.

{ heart }   [JE] 31v37

Thus saith the LORD;

If heaven above can be measured,
and the foundations of the earth
searched out beneath,
I will also cast off all the seed of Israel
for all that they have done,


Saith the LORD.

¶ Jeremiah 31 v38-40

{ heart }   [JE] 31v38

Behold, the days come,

Saith the LORD,

That the city shall be built to the LORD
from the tower of Hananel
unto the gate of the corner.

{ heart }   [JE] 31v39

And the measuring line
shall yet go forth over against it
upon the hill, Gareb,
and shall compass about to Goah.

{ heart }   [JE] 31v40

And the whole valley
of the dead bodies, and of the ashes,
and all the fields unto the brook of Kidron,
unto the corner of the horse gate toward the east,
shall be holy unto the LORD;
it shall not be plucked up, or thrown down any more
forever.

» Jeremiah 32

¶ Jeremiah 32 v1-5

{ heart }   [JE] 32v1

The word that came to Jeremiah
from the LORD
in the tenth year of Zedekiah, king of Judah,
which was the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar.

{ heart }   [JE] 32v2

For then the king of Babylon's army
besieged Jerusalem;
and Jeremiah, the prophet,
was shut up in the court of the prison,
which was in the king of Judah's house.

{ heart }   [JE] 32v3

For Zedekiah, king of Judah, had shut him up,
saying,

 ‘Wherefore dost thou prophesy,
and say,

Thus saith the LORD,


Behold, I will give this city into the hand
of the king of Babylon,
and he shall take it;

{ heart }   [JE] 32v4

And Zedekiah, king of Judah,
shall not escape out of the hand of the Chaldeans,
but shall surely be delivered into the hand
of the king of Babylon,
and shall speak with him mouth to mouth,
and his eyes shall behold his eyes;

{ heart }   [JE] 32v5

And he shall lead Zedekiah to Babylon,
and there shall he be until I visit him,


Saith the LORD;

Though ye fight with the Chaldeans,
ye shall not prosper.

¶ Jeremiah 32 v6-15

{ heart }   [JE] 32v6

And Jeremiah said,

 ‘The word of the LORD came unto me,
saying’,

{ heart }   [JE] 32v7

Behold, Hanamel, the son of Shallum,
thine uncle shall come unto thee,
saying,

 ‘Buy thee my field that is in Anathoth;
for the right of redemption is thine to buy it’.

{ heart }   [JE] 32v8

So Hanamel, mine uncle's son,
came to me in the court of the prison
according to the word of the LORD,
and said unto me,

 ‘Buy my field, I pray thee, that is in Anathoth,
which is in the country of Benjamin;
for the right of inheritance is thine,
and the redemption is thine, buy it for thyself’. 

Then I knew

 ‘That this was the word of the LORD’.

{ heart }   [JE] 32v9

And I bought the field of Hanamel, my uncle's son,
that was in Anathoth,
and weighed him the money,
even seventeen shekels of silver.

{ heart }   [JE] 32v10

And I subscribed the evidence, and sealed it,
and took witnesses,
and weighed him the money in the balances.

{ heart }   [JE] 32v11

So I took the evidence of the purchase,
both that which was sealed
according to the law and custom,
and that which was open.

{ heart }   [JE] 32v12

And I gave the evidence of the purchase
unto Baruch, the son of Neriah, the son of Maaseiah,
in the sight of Hanamel, mine uncle's son,
and in the presence of the witnesses
that subscribed the book of the purchase,
before all the Jews that sat in the court of the prison.

{ heart }   [JE] 32v13

And I charged Baruch before them,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 32v14

Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the GOD of Israel;

Take these evidences,
this evidence of the purchase,
both which is sealed,
and this evidence which is open,
and put them in an earthen vessel,
that they may continue many days.

{ heart }   [JE] 32v15

For thus saith the LORD of hosts,
the GOD of Israel;


Houses and fields, and vineyards
shall be possessed again in this land.

¶ Jeremiah 32 v16-25

{ heart }   [JE] 32v16

Now when I had delivered
the evidence of the purchase
unto Baruch, the son of Neriah,
I prayed unto the LORD,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 32v17

Ah, LORD GOD,
behold, THOU hast made the heaven and the earth
by THY great power and stretched out arm,
and there is nothing too hard for THEE;

{ heart }   [JE] 32v18

THOU showest loving-kindness unto thousands,
and recompensest the iniquity of the fathers
into the bosom of their children after them;

 ‘The GREAT, The MIGHTY GOD,
The LORD of hosts’, 

Is HIS NAME,

{ heart }   [JE] 32v19

Great in counsel, and mighty in work;
for THINE eyes are open
upon all the ways of the sons of men,
to give every one according to his ways,
and according to the fruit of his doings;

{ heart }   [JE] 32v20

WHICH hast set signs and wonders
in the land of Egypt,
even unto this day,
and in Israel, and among other men;
and hast made THEE a NAME,
as at this day;

{ heart }   [JE] 32v21

And hast brought forth THY people, Israel,
out of the land of Egypt
with signs, and with wonders,
and with a strong hand, and with an stretched out arm,
and with great terror;

{ heart }   [JE] 32v22

And hast given them this land
which THOU didst swear to their fathers
to give them a land flowing with milk and honey.

{ heart }   [JE] 32v23

And they came in, and possessed it;
but they obeyed not THY voice,
neither walked in THY law;
they have done nothing of all that THOU commandedst them to do;
therefore, THOU hast caused
all this evil to come upon them.

{ heart }   [JE] 32v24

Behold the siege mounts;
they are come unto the city to take it;
and the city is given into the hand
of the Chaldeans, that fight against it,
because of the sword,
and of the famine, and of the pestilence;
and what THOU hast spoken is come to pass;
and, behold, THOU seest it.

{ heart }   [JE] 32v25

And THOU hast said unto me,
O LORD GOD,


Buy thee the field for money, and take witnesses;
for the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans.

¶ Jeremiah 32 v26-44

{ heart }   [JE] 32v26

Then came the word of the LORD
unto Jeremiah,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 32v27

Behold, I AM the LORD,
the GOD of all flesh;
is there any thing too hard for ME?

{ heart }   [JE] 32v28

Therefore, thus saith the LORD,

Behold, I will give this city into the hand
of the Chaldeans,
and into the hand
of Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon,
and he shall take it.

{ heart }   [JE] 32v29

And the Chaldeans, that fight against this city,
shall come and set fire on this city,
and burn it with the houses,
upon whose roofs they have offered incense
unto Baal,
and poured out drink offerings unto other gods,
to provoke ME to anger.

{ heart }   [JE] 32v30

For the children of Israel
and the children of Judah
have only done evil before ME from their youth;
for the children of Israel
have only provoked ME to anger
with the work of their hands,


Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 32v31

For this city hath been to ME as a provocation
of MINE anger and of MY fury
from the day that they built it, even unto this day;
that I should remove it from before MY face,

{ heart }   [JE] 32v32

Because of all the evil of the children of Israel
and of the children of Judah,
which they have done to provoke ME to anger,
they, their kings, their princes,
their priests, and their prophets,
and the men of Judah,
and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

{ heart }   [JE] 32v33

And they have turned unto ME
the back, and not the face;
though I taught them,
rising up early and teaching them,
yet they have not hearkened to receive instruction.

{ heart }   [JE] 32v34

But they set their abominations in the house,
which is called by MY NAME,
to defile it.

{ heart }   [JE] 32v35

And they built the high places of Baal,
which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom,
to cause their sons and their daughters
to pass through the fire unto Molech;
which I commanded them not,
neither came it into MY mind,
that they should do this abomination,
to cause Judah to sin.

{ heart }   [JE] 32v36

And now, therefore,
thus saith the LORD, the GOD of Israel,
concerning this city, whereof ye say,
It shall be delivered into the hand
of the king of Babylon
by the sword,
and by the famine, and by the pestilence.

{ heart }   [JE] 32v37

Behold, I will gather them out of all countries,
whither I have driven them
in MINE anger, and in MY fury, and in great wrath;
and I will bring them again unto this place,
and I will cause them to dwell safely;

{ heart }   [JE] 32v38

And they shall be MY people,
and I will be their GOD;

{ heart }   [JE] 32v39

And I will give them one heart, and one way,
that they may fear ME forever,
for the good of them,
and of their children after them;

{ heart }   [JE] 32v40

And I will make an everlasting covenant with them,
that I will not turn away from them, to do them good,
but I will put MY fear in their hearts,
that they shall not depart from ME.

{ heart }   [JE] 32v41

Yea, I will rejoice over them
to do them good,
and I will plant them in this land
assuredly with MY whole heart
and with MY whole soul.

{ heart }   [JE] 32v42

For thus saith the LORD;

Like as I have brought
all this great evil upon this people,
so will I bring upon them
all the good that I have promised them.

{ heart }   [JE] 32v43

And fields shall be bought in this land,
whereof ye say,

 ‘It is desolate without man or beast;
it is given into the hand of the Chaldeans.

{ heart }   [JE] 32v44

Men shall buy fields for money,
and subscribe evidences, and seal them,
and take witnesses
in the land of Benjamin,
and in the places about Jerusalem,
and in the cities of Judah,
and in the cities of the mountains,
and in the cities of the valley,
and in the cities of the south;
for I will cause their captivity to return,


Saith the LORD.

» Jeremiah 33

¶ Jeremiah 33 v1-9

{ heart }   [JE] 33v1

Moreover, the word of the LORD
came unto Jeremiah the second time
(while he was yet shut up In the court of the prison)
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 33v2

Thus saith the LORD
the MAKER thereof,
the LORD THAT formed it, to establish it;

 ‘The LORD’ 

Is HIS NAME,

{ heart }   [JE] 33v3

Call

 ‘unto ME’, 

And I will answer thee, and show thee

 ‘Great and mighty things’, 

Which thou knowest not.

{ heart }   [JE] 33v4

For thus saith the LORD, the GOD of Israel,
concerning the houses of this city,
and concerning the houses of the kings of Judah,
which are thrown down by the siege mounts,
and by the sword,

{ heart }   [JE] 33v5

They come to fight with the Chaldeans,
but it is to fill them with the dead bodies of men,
whom I have slain in MINE anger and in MY fury,
and for all whose wickedness
I have hidden MY face from this city.

{ heart }   [JE] 33v6

Behold,
I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them,
and will reveal unto them

 ‘The abundance of peace and truth’.

{ heart }   [JE] 33v7

And I will cause
the captivity of Judah and the captivity of Israel
to return,
and will build them, as at the first.

{ heart }   [JE] 33v8

And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity,
whereby they have sinned against ME;
and I will pardon all their iniquities,
whereby they have sinned,
and whereby they have transgressed against ME.

{ heart }   [JE] 33v9

And it shall be to ME a name of joy,
a praise and an honor
before all the nations of the earth,
which shall hear

 ‘All the good that I do unto them’; 

And they shall fear and tremble
for all the goodness and for all the prosperity
that I procure unto it.

¶ Jeremiah 33 v10-11

{ heart }   [JE] 33v10

Thus saith the LORD,

Again there shall be heard in this place,
(which ye say

 ‘Shall be desolate
without man and without beast’, 

Even in the cities of Judah,
and in the streets of Jerusalem,
that are desolate,
without man, and without inhabitant,
and without beast.)

{ heart }   [JE] 33v11

The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness;
the voice of the bridegroom,
and the voice of the bride;
the voice of them that shall say,

 ‘Praise the LORD of hosts;
for the LORD is good;
for HIS mercy endureth forever’; 

And of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise
into the house of the LORD;
for I will cause to return the captivity of the land,
as at the first,


Saith the LORD.

¶ Jeremiah 33 v12-13

{ heart }   [JE] 33v12

Thus saith the LORD of hosts;

Again in this place, which is desolate
without man and without beast,
and in all the cities thereof,
shall be an habitation of shepherds
causing their flocks to lie down.

{ heart }   [JE] 33v13

In the cities of the mountains,
in the cities of the vale,
and in the cities of the south,
and in the land of Benjamin,
and in the places about Jerusalem,
and in the cities of Judah,
shall the flocks pass again
under the hands of him that telleth them,


Saith the LORD.

¶ Jeremiah 33 v14-18

{ heart }   [JE] 33v14

Behold, the days come,

Saith the LORD,

That I will perform that good thing
which I have promised
unto the house of Israel and to the house of Judah.

{ heart }   [JE] 33v15

In those days, and at that time,
will I cause the BRANCH of righteousness
to grow up unto David;
and HE shall execute judgment and righteousness
in the land.

{ heart }   [JE] 33v16

In those days shall Judah be saved,
and Jerusalem shall dwell safely;
and this is the NAME
wherewith she shall be called,

 ‘THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS’.

{ heart }   [JE] 33v17

For thus saith the LORD;

David shall never want a man
to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel;

{ heart }   [JE] 33v18

Neither shall the priests the Levites want a man
before ME
to offer burnt offerings, and to kindle meal offerings,
and to do sacrifice continually.

¶ Jeremiah 33 v19-22

{ heart }   [JE] 33v19

And the word of the LORD
came unto Jeremiah,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 33v20

Thus saith the LORD;

If ye can break MY covenant of the day,
and MY covenant of the night,
and that there should not be day and night
in their season,

{ heart }   [JE] 33v21

Then may also MY covenant be broken
with David, MY servant,
that he should not have a son
to reign upon his throne;
and with the Levites the priests MY ministers.

{ heart }   [JE] 33v22

As the host of heaven cannot be numbered,
neither the sand of the sea measured,
so will I multiply the seed of David MY servant,
and the Levites that minister unto ME.

¶ Jeremiah 33 v23-26

{ heart }   [JE] 33v23

Moreover, the word of the LORD
came to Jeremiah,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 33v24

Considerest thou not
what this people have spoken,
saying,

 ‘The two families which the LORD hath chosen,
HE hath even cast them off’? 

Thus they have despised MY people,
that they should be no more a nation before them.

{ heart }   [JE] 33v25

Thus saith the LORD;

If MY covenant be not with day and night,
and if I have not
appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth,

{ heart }   [JE] 33v26

Then will I cast away the seed
of Jacob and David MY servant,
so that I will not take any of his seed
to be rulers over the seed
of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob;
for I will cause their captivity to return,
and have mercy on them.

» Jeremiah 34

¶ Jeremiah 34 v1-7

{ heart }   [JE] 34v1

The word which came unto Jeremiah
from the LORD,
when Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon,
and all his army,
and all the kingdoms of the earth of his dominion,
and all the peoples, fought against Jerusalem,
and against all the cities thereof,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 34v2

Thus saith the LORD, the GOD of Israel,
Go and speak to Zedekiah, king of Judah,
and tell him,

 ‘Thus saith the LORD;
Behold, I will give this city into the hand
of the king of Babylon,
and he shall burn it with fire’;

{ heart }   [JE] 34v3

And thou shalt not escape out of his hand,
but shalt surely be taken,
and delivered into his hand;
and thine eyes shall behold
the eyes of the king of Babylon,
and he shall speak with thee mouth to mouth,
and thou shalt go to Babylon.

{ heart }   [JE] 34v4

Yet hear the word of the LORD,
O Zedekiah, king of Judah;

 ‘Thus saith the LORD of thee,
Thou shalt not die by the sword’,

{ heart }   [JE] 34v5

But thou shalt die in peace;
and with the burnings of thy fathers,
the former kings which were before thee,
so shall they burn odors for thee;
and they will lament thee,
saying,

 ‘Ah LORD’; 

For I have pronounced the word,


Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 34v6

Then Jeremiah the prophet spake all these words
unto Zedekiah, king of Judah,
in Jerusalem,

{ heart }   [JE] 34v7

When the king of Babylon's army
fought against Jerusalem,
and against all the cities of Judah that were left,
against Lachish, and against Azekah;
for these fortified cities remained
of the cities of Judah.

¶ Jeremiah 34 v8-22

{ heart }   [JE] 34v8

This is the word that came unto Jeremiah
from the LORD,
after king Zedekiah had made a covenant
with all the people which were at Jerusalem,
to proclaim liberty unto them,

{ heart }   [JE] 34v9

That every man should let his manservant,
and every man his maidservant,
being an Hebrew or an Hebrewess,
go free, that none should serve himself of them,
to wit, of a Jew his brother.

{ heart }   [JE] 34v10

Now when all the princes, and all the people,
which had entered into the covenant, heard

 ‘That every one should let his manservant,
and every one his maidservant,
go free, that none should serve themselves of them
any more’, 

Then they obeyed, and let them go.

{ heart }   [JE] 34v11

But afterward they turned,
and caused the servants and the handmaids,
whom they had let go free,
to return, and brought them into subjection
for servants and for handmaids.

{ heart }   [JE] 34v12

Therefore, the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah
from the LORD,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 34v13

Thus saith the LORD, the GOD of Israel,
I made a covenant with your fathers
in the day
that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt,
out of the house of bondmen,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 34v14

At the end of seven years
let ye go every man his brother, an Hebrew,
which hath been sold unto thee;
and when he hath served thee six years,
thou shalt let him go free from thee;
but your fathers hearkened not unto ME,
neither inclined their ear.

{ heart }   [JE] 34v15

And ye were now turned,
and had done right in MY sight, in proclaiming

 ‘Liberty every man to his neighbor’; 

And ye had made a covenant before ME
in the house which is called by MY NAME:

{ heart }   [JE] 34v16

But ye turned and polluted MY NAME,
and caused every man his servant,
and every man his handmaid,
whom ye had set at liberty at their pleasure,
to return, and brought them into subjection,
to be unto you for servants and for handmaids.

{ heart }   [JE] 34v17

Therefore thus saith the LORD;

Ye have not hearkened unto ME,
in proclaiming

 ‘Liberty, every one to his brother,
and every man to his neighbor’. 

Behold, I proclaim a liberty for you,


Saith the LORD,

To the sword,
to the pestilence, and to the famine;
and I will make you to be removed
into all the kingdoms of the earth.

{ heart }   [JE] 34v18

And I will give the men
that have transgressed MY covenant,
which have not performed
the words of the covenant
which they had made before ME,
when they cut the calf in twain,
and passed between these parts thereof,

{ heart }   [JE] 34v19

The princes of Judah,
and the princes of Jerusalem,
the eunuchs, and the priests,
and all the people of the land,
which passed between the parts of the calf;

{ heart }   [JE] 34v20

I will even give them into the hand of their enemies,
and into the hand of them that seek their life;
and their dead bodies shall be for meat
unto the fowls of the heaven,
and to the beasts of the earth.

{ heart }   [JE] 34v21

And Zedekiah, king of Judah,
and his princes
will I give into the hand of their enemies,
and into the hand of them that seek their life,
and into the hand of the king of Babylon's army,
which are gone up from you.

{ heart }   [JE] 34v22

Behold, I will command,

Saith the LORD,

And cause them to return to this city;
and they shall fight against it,
and take it, and burn it with fire;
and I will make the cities of Judah
a desolation without an inhabitant.

» Jeremiah 35

¶ Jeremiah 35 v1-11

{ heart }   [JE] 35v1

The word which came unto Jeremiah
from the LORD
in the days of Jehoiakim, the son of Josiah,
king of Judah,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 35v2

Go unto the house of the Rechabites,
and speak unto them,
and bring them into the house of the LORD,
into one of the chambers,
and give them wine to drink.

{ heart }   [JE] 35v3

Then I took Jaazaniah, the son of Jeremiah,
the son of Habbaziniah,
and his brethren, and all his sons,
and the whole house of the Rechabites,

{ heart }   [JE] 35v4

And I brought them into the house of the LORD,
into the chamber
of the sons of Hanan, the son of Igdaliah,
a man of GOD,
which was by the chamber of the princes,
which was above the chamber
of Maaseiah, the son of Shallum,
the keeper of the door.

{ heart }   [JE] 35v5

And I set before the sons
of the house of the Rechabites
pots full of wine, and cups,
and I said unto them,

 ‘Drink ye wine’.

{ heart }   [JE] 35v6

But they said,

 ‘We will drink no wine;
for Jonadab, the son of Rechab, our father,
commanded us, saying,

Ye shall drink no wine,
neither ye, nor your sons forever’;

{ heart }   [JE] 35v7

Neither shall ye build house,
nor sow seed, nor plant vineyard, nor have any,
but all your days ye shall dwell in tents,
that ye may live many days
in the land where ye be sojourners.

{ heart }   [JE] 35v8

Thus have we obeyed the voice
of Jonadab, the son of Rechab, our father,
in all that he hath charged us,
to drink no wine all our days,
we, our wives, our sons, nor our daughters;

{ heart }   [JE] 35v9

Nor to build houses for us to dwell in;
neither have we vineyard, nor field, nor seed,

{ heart }   [JE] 35v10

But we have dwelt in tents,
and have obeyed,
and done according to all that Jonadab, our father,
commanded us.

{ heart }   [JE] 35v11

But it came to pass,
when Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon,
came up into the land,
that we said,

 ‘Come, and let us go to Jerusalem
for fear of the army of the Chaldeans,
and for fear of the army of the Syrians’; 

So we dwell at Jerusalem.

¶ Jeremiah 35 v8-17

{ heart }   [JE] 35v12

Then came the word of the LORD
unto Jeremiah,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 35v13

Thus saith the LORD of hosts,
the GOD of Israel,
Go and tell the men of Judah
and the inhabitants of Jerusalem

 ‘Will ye not receive instruction
to hearken to MY words’?


Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 35v14

The words of Jonadab, the son of Rechab,
that he commanded his sons

 ‘Not to drink wine’, 

Are performed;
for unto this day they drink none,
but obey their father's commandment:
notwithstanding, I have spoken unto you,
rising early and speaking;
but ye hearkened not unto ME.

{ heart }   [JE] 35v15

I have sent also unto you all MY servants,
the prophets, rising up early and sending them,
saying,

 ‘Return ye now every man from his evil way,
and amend your doings,
and go not after other gods to serve them,
and ye shall dwell in the land
which I have given to you and to your fathers’; 

But ye have not inclined your ear,
nor hearkened unto ME.

{ heart }   [JE] 35v16

Because the sons of Jonadab, the son of Rechab,
have performed the commandment of their father,
which he commanded them;
but this people hath not hearkened unto ME;

{ heart }   [JE] 35v17

Therefore, thus saith the LORD GOD of hosts,
the GOD of Israel,


Behold, I will bring upon Judah
and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem
all the evil that I have pronounced against them,
because I have spoken unto them,
but they have not heard;
and I have called unto them,
but they have not answered.

¶ Jeremiah 35 v18-19

{ heart }   [JE] 35v18

And Jeremiah said unto the house of the Rechabites,

Thus saith the LORD of hosts,
the GOD of Israel,
Because ye have obeyed
the commandment of Jonadab, your father,
and kept all his precepts,
and done according unto all that he hath commanded you;

{ heart }   [JE] 35v19

Therefore, thus saith the LORD of hosts,
the GOD of Israel,
Jonadab, the son of Rechab,
shall not want a man to stand before ME forever.

» Jeremiah 36

¶ Jeremiah 36 v1-8

{ heart }   [JE] 36v1

And it came to pass
in the fourth year of Jehoiakim, the son of Josiah,
king of Judah,
that this word came unto Jeremiah
from the LORD,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 36v2

Take thee a roll of a book,
and write therein all the words
that I have spoken unto thee
against Israel, and against Judah,
and against all the nations,
from the day I spake unto thee,
from the days of Josiah, even unto this day.

{ heart }   [JE] 36v3

It may be that the house of Judah will hear

 ‘All the evil which I purpose to do unto them’; 

That they may return every man from his evil way;
that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.

{ heart }   [JE] 36v4

Then Jeremiah called

 ‘Baruch’, 

The son of Neriah;
and Baruch wrote from the mouth of Jeremiah
all the words of the LORD,
which HE had spoken unto him,
upon a roll of a book.

{ heart }   [JE] 36v5

And Jeremiah commanded Baruch,
saying,

 ‘I am shut up;
I cannot go into the house of the LORD’.

{ heart }   [JE] 36v6

Therefore go thou and read in the roll,
which thou hast written from my mouth,
the words of the LORD
in the ears of the people in the LORD'S house
upon the fasting day;
and also thou shalt read them
in the ears of all Judah that come out of their cities.

{ heart }   [JE] 36v7

It may be
they will present their supplication before the LORD,
and will return every one from his evil way;
for great is the anger and the fury
that the LORD hath pronounced against this people.

{ heart }   [JE] 36v8

And Baruch the son of Neriah did
according to all that Jeremiah the prophet,
commanded him,
reading in the book the words of the LORD
in the LORD'S house.

¶ Jeremiah 36 v9-13

{ heart }   [JE] 36v9

And it came to pass
in the fifth year of Jehoiakim, the son of Josiah,
king of Judah,
in the ninth month, that they proclaimed

 ‘A fast before the LORD’ 

To all the people in Jerusalem,
and to all the people that came from the cities of Judah
unto Jerusalem.

{ heart }   [JE] 36v10

Then read Baruch in the book the words of Jeremiah
in the house of the LORD,
in the chamber of Gemariah,
the son of Shaphan the scribe,
in the higher court,
at the entry of the new gate of the LORD'S house,
in the ears of all the people.

{ heart }   [JE] 36v11

When Micaiah, the son of Gemariah,
the son of Shaphan,
had heard out of the book

 ‘All the words of the LORD’,

{ heart }   [JE] 36v12

Then he went down into the king's house,
into the scribe's chamber;
and, lo, all the princes sat there,
even Elishama, the scribe,
and Delaiah, the son of Shemaiah,
and Elnathan, the son of Achbor,
and Gemariah, the son of Shaphan,
and Zedekiah, the son of Hananiah,
and all the princes.

{ heart }   [JE] 36v13

Then Micaiah declared unto them
all the words that he had heard,
when Baruch read the book in the ears of the people.

¶ Jeremiah 36 v14-20

{ heart }   [JE] 36v14

Therefore, all the princes sent
Jehudi, the son of Nethaniah,
the son of Shelemiah, the son of Cushi,
unto Baruch,
saying,

 ‘Take in thine hand the roll
from wherein thou hast read in the ears of the people,
and come.’ 

So Baruch, the son of Neriah,
took the roll in his hand, and came unto them.

{ heart }   [JE] 36v15

And they said unto him,

 ‘Sit down now and read it in our ears.’ 

So Baruch read it in their ears.

{ heart }   [JE] 36v16

Now it came to pass,
when they had heard all the words,
they were afraid both one and other,
and said unto Baruch,

 ‘We will surely tell the king of all these words’.

{ heart }   [JE] 36v17

And they asked Baruch,
saying,

 ‘Tell us now,

How didst thou write all these words
at his mouth’?

{ heart }   [JE] 36v18

Then Baruch answered them,

 ‘He pronounced all these words unto me
with his mouth,
and I wrote them with ink in the book’.

{ heart }   [JE] 36v19

Then said the princes unto Baruch,

 ‘Go, hide thee, thou and Jeremiah;
and let no man know

Where ye be’.

{ heart }   [JE] 36v20

And they went in to the king into the court,
but they laid up the roll in the chamber
of Elishama, the scribe,
and told all the words in the ears of the king.

¶ Jeremiah 36 v21-26

{ heart }   [JE] 36v21

So the king sent Jehudi

 ‘To fetch the roll’; 

And he took it out of Elishama the scribe's chamber,
and Jehudi read it in the ears of the king,
and in the ears of all the princes
which stood beside the king.

{ heart }   [JE] 36v22

Now the king sat in the winter house
in the ninth month;
and there was a fire on the hearth burning before him.

{ heart }   [JE] 36v23

And it came to pass,
that when Jehudi had read three or four leaves,
he cut it with the penknife,
and cast it into the fire that was on the hearth,
until all the roll was consumed in the fire
that was on the hearth.

{ heart }   [JE] 36v24

Yet they were not afraid, nor rent their garments,
neither the king, nor any of his servants
that heard all these words.

{ heart }   [JE] 36v25

Nevertheless Elnathan, and Delaiah and Gemariah
had made intercession to the king

 ‘That he would not burn the roll’; 

But he would not hear them.

{ heart }   [JE] 36v26

But the king commanded
Jerahmeel, the son of Hammelech,
and Seraiah, the son of Azriel,
and Shelemiah, the son of Abdeel,

 ‘To take
Baruch the scribe and Jeremiah the prophet’; 

But the LORD hid them.

¶ Jeremiah 36 v27-32

{ heart }   [JE] 36v27

Then the word of the LORD
came to Jeremiah,
(after the king had burnt the roll and the words
which Baruch wrote at the mouth of Jeremiah)
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 36v28

Take thee again another roll,
and write in it all the former words
that were in the first roll,
which Jehoiakim the king of Judah hath burnt.

{ heart }   [JE] 36v29

And thou shalt say to Jehoiakim, king of Judah,

 ‘Thus saith the LORD,
Thou hast burnt this roll, saying,

Why hast thou written therein,
saying,

The king of Babylon
shall certainly come and destroy this land,
and shall cause to cease thence man and beast’?

{ heart }   [JE] 36v30

Therefore, thus saith the LORD
of Jehoiakim, king of Judah,


He shall have none
to sit upon the throne of David;
and his dead body shall be cast out
in the day to the heat,
and in the night to the frost.

{ heart }   [JE] 36v31

And I will punish him
and his seed and his servants
for their iniquity;
and I will bring upon them,
and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem,
and upon the men of Judah,
all the evil that I have pronounced against them;
but they hearkened not.

{ heart }   [JE] 36v32

Then took Jeremiah another roll,
and gave it to Baruch, the scribe, the son of Neriah;
who wrote therein from the mouth of Jeremiah
all the words of the book
which Jehoiakim, king of Judah had burnt in the fire;
and there were added besides unto them
many like words.

» Jeremiah 37

¶ Jeremiah 37 v1-10

{ heart }   [JE] 37v1

And king Zedekiah, the son of Josiah, reigned
instead of Coniah, the son of Jehoiakim,
whom Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon,
made king in the land of Judah.

{ heart }   [JE] 37v2

But neither he, nor his servants,
nor the people of the land,
did hearken unto the words of the LORD,
which HE spake by the prophet, Jeremiah.

{ heart }   [JE] 37v3

And Zedekiah the king sent
Jehucal, the son of Shelemiah
and Zephaniah, the son of Maaseiah, the priest,
to the prophet Jeremiah,
saying,

 ‘Pray now unto the LORD, our GOD,
for us’.

{ heart }   [JE] 37v4

Now Jeremiah came in and went out
among the people;
for they had not put him into prison.

{ heart }   [JE] 37v5

Then Pharaoh's army was come forth
out of Egypt;
and when the Chaldeans
that besieged Jerusalem heard

 ‘Tidings of them’, 

They departed from Jerusalem.

{ heart }   [JE] 37v6

Then came the word of the LORD
unto the prophet, Jeremiah,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 37v7

Thus saith the LORD, the GOD of Israel,
Thus shall ye say to the king of Judah,
that sent you unto ME to enquire of ME,

 ‘Behold, Pharaoh's army,
which is come forth to help you,
shall return to Egypt into their own land’.

{ heart }   [JE] 37v8

And the Chaldeans shall come again,
and fight against this city,
and take it, and burn it with fire.

{ heart }   [JE] 37v9

Thus saith the LORD;

Deceive not yourselves,
saying,

 ‘The Chaldeans shall surely depart from us’; 

For they shall not depart.

{ heart }   [JE] 37v10

For though ye had smitten the whole army
of the Chaldeans that fight against you,
and there remained but wounded men among them,
yet should they rise up every man in his tent,
and burn this city with fire.

¶ Jeremiah 37 v11-16

{ heart }   [JE] 37v11

And it came to pass
that, when the army of the Chaldeans
was broken up from Jerusalem
for fear of Pharaoh's army,

{ heart }   [JE] 37v12

Then Jeremiah went forth out of Jerusalem
to go into the land of Benjamin,
to separate himself thence in the midst of the people.

{ heart }   [JE] 37v13

And when he was in the gate of Benjamin,
a captain of the ward was there,
whose name was

 ‘Irijah’, 

The son of Shelemiah, the son of Hananiah;
and he took Jeremiah, the prophet,
saying,

 ‘Thou fallest away to the Chaldeans’.

{ heart }   [JE] 37v14

Then said Jeremiah,

 ‘It is false;
I fall not away to the Chaldeans’ 

But he hearkened not to him;
so Irijah took Jeremiah,
and brought him to the princes.

{ heart }   [JE] 37v15

Wherefore, the princes were wroth with Jeremiah,
and smote him, and put him in prison
in the house of Jonathan, the scribe;
for they had made that the prison.

{ heart }   [JE] 37v16

When Jeremiah was entered into the dungeon,
and into the cabins,
and Jeremiah had remained there many days,

¶ Jeremiah 37 v17-21

{ heart }   [JE] 37v17

Then Zedekiah, the king, sent, and took him out;
and the king asked him secretly in his house,
and said,

 ‘Is there any word from the LORD’? 

And Jeremiah said,

 ‘There is’;


For,

Said he,

Thou shalt be delivered into the hand
of the king of Babylon.

{ heart }   [JE] 37v18

Moreover, Jeremiah said unto king Zedekiah,

 ‘What have I offended against thee,
or against thy servants, or against this people,
that ye have put me in prison’?

{ heart }   [JE] 37v19

Where are now your prophets
which prophesied unto you,
saying,

 ‘The king of Babylon
shall not come against you, nor against this land’?

{ heart }   [JE] 37v20

Therefore, hear now, I pray thee, O my lord the king;
let my supplication, I pray thee,
be accepted before thee,
that thou cause me not to return
to the house of Jonathan, the scribe,
lest I die there.

{ heart }   [JE] 37v21

Then Zedekiah, the king, commanded

 ‘That they should commit Jeremiah
into the court of the prison,
and that they should give him daily
a piece of bread out of the bakers' street,
until all the bread in the city were spent’. 

Thus Jeremiah remained in the court of the prison.

» Jeremiah 38

¶ Jeremiah 38 v1-13

{ heart }   [JE] 38v1

Then Shephatiah, the son of Mattan,
and Gedaliah, the son of Pashhur,
and Jucal, the son of Shelemiah,
and Pashhur, the son of Malchiah,
heard the words that Jeremiah had spoken
unto all the people,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 38v2

Thus saith the LORD,

He that remaineth in this city shall die
by the sword,
by the famine, and by the pestilence;
but he that goeth forth to the Chaldeans
shall live;
for he shall have his life for a prey,
and shall live.

{ heart }   [JE] 38v3

Thus saith the LORD,

This city shall surely be given into the hand
of the king of Babylon's army,
which shall take it.

{ heart }   [JE] 38v4

Therefore, the princes said unto the king,

 ‘We beseech thee,
let this man be put to death;
for thus he weakeneth the hands of the men of war
that remain in this city,
and the hands of all the people,
in speaking such words unto them;
for this man seeketh not the welfare of this people,
but the hurt’.

{ heart }   [JE] 38v5

Then Zedekiah, the king,
said,

 ‘Behold, he is in your hand;
for the king is not he
that can do any thing against you’.

{ heart }   [JE] 38v6

Then took they Jeremiah,
and cast him into the dungeon
of Malchiah, the son of Hammelech,
that was in the court of the prison;
and they let down Jeremiah with cords:
and in the dungeon there was no water, but mire:
so Jeremiah sunk in the mire.

{ heart }   [JE] 38v7

Now when Ebed-melech, the Ethiopian,
one of the eunuchs,
which was in the king's house, heard

 ‘That they had put Jeremiah in the dungeon’ 

(The king then sitting in the gate of Benjamin)

{ heart }   [JE] 38v8

Ebed-melech went forth out of the king's house,
and spake to the king,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 38v9

My lord the king,
these men have done evil
in all that they have done to Jeremiah, the prophet,
whom they have cast into the dungeon,
and he is like to die for hunger
in the place where he is;
for there is no more bread in the city.

{ heart }   [JE] 38v10

Then the king commanded
Ebed-melech, the Ethiopian,
saying,

 ‘Take from hence thirty men with thee,
and take up Jeremiah, the prophet,
out of the dungeon, before he die’.

{ heart }   [JE] 38v11

So Ebed-melech took the men with him,
and went into the house of the king
under the treasury,
and took thence old cast clouts and old rotten rags,
and let them down by cords into the dungeon
to Jeremiah.

{ heart }   [JE] 38v12

And Ebed-melech, the Ethiopian,
said unto Jeremiah,

 ‘Put now these old cast clouts and rotten rags
under thine armholes under the cords’. 

And Jeremiah did so.

{ heart }   [JE] 38v13

So they drew up Jeremiah with cords,
and took him up out of the dungeon;
and Jeremiah remained in the court of the prison.

¶ Jeremiah 38 v14-28

{ heart }   [JE] 38v14

Then Zedekiah, the king,
sent, and took Jeremiah, the prophet, unto him
into the third entry that is in the house of the LORD;
and the king said unto Jeremiah,

 ‘I will ask thee a thing;
hide nothing from me’.

{ heart }   [JE] 38v15

Then Jeremiah said unto Zedekiah,

 ‘If I declare it unto thee,
wilt thou not surely put me to death?
and if I give thee counsel,
wilt thou not hearken unto me’?

{ heart }   [JE] 38v16

So Zedekiah, the king, swore secretly unto Jeremiah,
saying,

 ‘As the LORD liveth, THAT made us this soul,
I will not put thee to death,
neither will I give thee into the hand
of these men that seek thy life.

{ heart }   [JE] 38v17

Then said Jeremiah unto Zedekiah,
Thus saith the LORD the GOD of hosts,
the GOD of Israel,


If thou wilt assuredly go forth
unto the king of Babylon's princes,
then thy soul shall live,
and this city shall not be burnt with fire;
and thou shalt live, and thine house.

{ heart }   [JE] 38v18

But if thou wilt not go forth
to the king of Babylon's princes,
then shall this city be given into the hand
of the Chaldeans,
and they shall burn it with fire,
and thou shalt not escape out of their hand.

{ heart }   [JE] 38v19

And Zedekiah, the king, said unto Jeremiah,

 ‘I am afraid of the Jews
that are fallen to the Chaldeans,
lest they deliver me into their hand,
and they mock me’.

{ heart }   [JE] 38v20

But Jeremiah said,

 ‘They shall not deliver thee:
obey, I beseech thee, the voice of the LORD,
which I speak unto thee;
so it shall be well unto thee, and thy soul shall live’.

{ heart }   [JE] 38v21

But if thou refuse to go forth,
this is the word that the LORD hath showed me:

{ heart }   [JE] 38v22

And, behold, all the women that are left
in the king of Judah's house
shall be brought forth
to the king of Babylon's princes,
and those women shall say,

 ‘Thy friends have set thee on,
and have prevailed against thee;
thy feet are sunk in the mire,
and they are turned away back’.

{ heart }   [JE] 38v23

So they shall bring out
all thy wives and thy children
to the Chaldeans;
and thou shalt not escape out of their hand,
but shalt be taken by the hand
of the king of Babylon;
and thou shalt cause this city to be burnt with fire.

{ heart }   [JE] 38v24

Then said Zedekiah unto Jeremiah,

 ‘Let no man know of these words,
and thou shalt not die’.

{ heart }   [JE] 38v25

But if the princes hear

 ‘That I have talked with thee’, 

And they come unto thee, and say unto thee,

 ‘Declare unto us now
what thou hast said unto the king,
hide it not from us, and we will not
put thee to death;
also what the king said unto thee’;

{ heart }   [JE] 38v26

Then thou shalt say unto them,

 ‘I presented my supplication before the king,
that he would not cause me to return
to Jonathan's house, to die there’.

{ heart }   [JE] 38v27

Then came all the princes unto Jeremiah,
and asked him;
and he told them according to all these words
that the king had commanded:
so they left off speaking with him;
for the matter was not perceived.

{ heart }   [JE] 38v28

So Jeremiah abode in the court of the prison
until the day that Jerusalem was taken,
and he was there when Jerusalem was taken.

» Jeremiah 39

¶ Jeremiah 39 v1-10

{ heart }   [JE] 39v1

In the ninth year of Zedekiah, king of Judah,
in the tenth month,
came Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon,
and all his army against Jerusalem,
and they besieged it.

{ heart }   [JE] 39v2

And in the eleventh year of Zedekiah,
in the fourth month, the ninth day of the month,
the city was broken up.

{ heart }   [JE] 39v3

And all the princes of the king of Babylon
came in, and sat in the middle gate,
even Nerga-lsharezer,
Samgar-nebo,
Sarsechim the Rabsaris,
Nergal-sharezer the Rabmag,
with all the residue of the princes
of the king of Babylon.

{ heart }   [JE] 39v4

And it came to pass
that, when Zedekiah, the king of Judah, saw them,
and all the men of war,
then they fled, and went forth out of the city by night,
by the way of the king's garden,
by the gate betwixt the two walls;
and he went out the way of the plain.

{ heart }   [JE] 39v5

But the Chaldeans' army pursued after them,
and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho;
and when they had taken him,
they brought him up to
Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon,
to Riblah in the land of Hamath,
where he gave judgment upon him.

{ heart }   [JE] 39v6

Then the king of Babylon
slew the sons of Zedekiah in Riblah
before his eyes;
also the king of Babylon slew all the nobles of Judah.

{ heart }   [JE] 39v7

Moreover, he put out Zedekiah's eyes,
and bound him with chains, to carry him to Babylon.

{ heart }   [JE] 39v8

And the Chaldeans burnt the king's house,
and the houses of the people, with fire,
and broke down the walls of Jerusalem.

{ heart }   [JE] 39v9

Then Nebuzar-adan, the captain of the guard,
carried away captive into Babylon
the remnant of the people that remained in the city,
and those that fell away, that fell to him,
with the rest of the people that remained.

{ heart }   [JE] 39v10

But Nebuzar-adan, the captain of the guard,
left of the poor of the people,
which had nothing, in the land of Judah,
and gave them vineyards and fields
at the same time.

¶ Jeremiah 39 v11-14

{ heart }   [JE] 39v11

Now Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon,
gave charge concerning Jeremiah
to Nebuzar-adan, the captain of the guard,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 39v12

Take him, and look well to him,
and do him no harm,
but do unto him even as he shall say unto thee.

{ heart }   [JE] 39v13

So Nebuzar-adan, the captain of the guard, sent,
and Nebushasban the Rabsaris,
and Nerga-lsharezer the Rabmag,
and all the king of Babylon's princes,

{ heart }   [JE] 39v14

Even they sent,
and took Jeremiah out of the court of the prison,
and committed him unto Gedaliah,
the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan,
that he should carry him home;
so he dwelt among the people.

¶ Jeremiah 39 v15-18

{ heart }   [JE] 39v15

Now the word of the LORD
came unto Jeremiah,
while he was shut up in the court of the prison,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 39v16

Go and speak to Ebed-melech, the Ethiopian,
saying,

 ‘Thus saith the LORD of hosts,
the GOD of Israel,
Behold, I will bring MY words upon this city
for evil, and not for good;
and they shall be accomplished in that day
before thee.

{ heart }   [JE] 39v17

But I will deliver thee in that day,

Saith the LORD,

And thou shalt not be given into the hand
of the men of whom thou art afraid.

{ heart }   [JE] 39v18

For I will surely deliver thee,
and thou shalt not fall by the sword,
but thy life shall be for a prey unto thee;
because thou hast put thy trust in ME,


Saith the LORD.

» Jeremiah 40

¶ Jeremiah 40 v1-6

{ heart }   [JE] 40v1

The word that came to Jeremiah
from the LORD,
after Nebuzar-adan, the captain of the guard,
had let him go from Ramah,
when he had taken him being bound in chains
among all that were carried away captive
of Jerusalem and Judah,
which were carried away captive unto Babylon.

{ heart }   [JE] 40v2

And the captain of the guard took Jeremiah,
and said unto him,

 ‘The LORD, thy GOD,
hath pronounced this evil upon this place’.

{ heart }   [JE] 40v3

Now the LORD hath brought it,
and done according as HE hath said;
because ye have sinned against the LORD,
and have not obeyed HIS voice,
therefore this thing is come upon you.

{ heart }   [JE] 40v4

And now, behold, I loose thee this day
from the chains which were upon thine hand:
if it seem good unto thee
to come with me into Babylon,
come, and I will look well unto thee;
but if it seem ill unto thee
to come with me into Babylon, forbear;
behold, all the land is before thee;
whither it seemeth good and convenient for thee to go,
thither go.

{ heart }   [JE] 40v5

Now while he was not yet gone back,
he said,

 ‘Go back also to Gedaliah,
the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan,
whom the king of Babylon
hath made governor over the cities of Judah,
and dwell with him among the people;
or go wheresoever it seemeth convenient unto thee
to go.
So the captain of the guard gave him
victuals and a reward,
and let him go.

{ heart }   [JE] 40v6

Then went Jeremiah unto Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam,
to Mizpah, and dwelt with him
among the people that were left in the land.

¶ Jeremiah 40 v7-12

{ heart }   [JE] 40v7

Now when all the captains of the forces
which were in the fields,
even they and their men, heard

 ‘That the king of Babylon
had made Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam,
governor in the land,
and had committed unto him
men, and women, and children,
and of the poor of the land,
of them that were not carried away captive
to Babylon’,

{ heart }   [JE] 40v8

Then they came to Gedaliah to Mizpah,
even Ishmael, the son of Nethaniah,
and Johanan and Jonathan, the sons of Kareah,
and Seraiah, the son of Tanhumeth,
and the sons of Ephai, the Netophathite,
and Jezaniah, the son of a Maacathite,
they and their men.

{ heart }   [JE] 40v9

And Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam,
the son of Shaphan,
swore unto them and to their men,
saying,

 ‘Fear not to serve the Chaldeans;
dwell in the land,
and serve the king of Babylon,
and it shall be well with you’.

{ heart }   [JE] 40v10

As for me, behold, I will dwell at Mizpah
to serve the Chaldeans,
which will come unto us;
but ye, gather ye wine, and summer fruits, and oil,
and put them in your vessels,
and dwell in your cities that ye have taken.

{ heart }   [JE] 40v11

Likewise, when all the Jews that were in Moab,
and among the Ammonites, and in Edom,
and that were in all the countries, heard

 ‘That the king of Babylon
had left a remnant of Judah,
and that he had set over them
Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam,
the son of Shaphan’,

{ heart }   [JE] 40v12

Even all the Jews returned
out of all places whither they were driven,
and came to the land of Judah,
to Gedaliah, unto Mizpah,
and gathered wine and summer fruits very much.

¶ Jeremiah 40 v13-16

{ heart }   [JE] 40v13

Moreover, Johanan, the son of Kareah,
and all the captains of the forces
that were in the fields,
came to Gedaliah to Mizpah,

{ heart }   [JE] 40v14

And said unto him,

 ‘Dost thou certainly know

That Baalis, the king of the Ammonites,
hath sent Ishmael, the son of Nethaniah,
to slay thee’? 

But Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam,
believed them not.

{ heart }   [JE] 40v15

Then Johanan, the son of Kareah,
spake to Gedaliah in Mizpah secretly,
saying,

 ‘Let me go, I pray thee,
and I will slay Ishmael, the son of Nethaniah,
and no man shall know it.
Wherefore should he slay thee,
which all the Jews that are gathered unto thee
should be scattered,
and the remnant in Judah perish’?

{ heart }   [JE] 40v16

But Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam,
said unto Johanan, the son of Kareah,

 ‘Thou shalt not do this thing;
for thou speakest falsely of Ishmael’.

» Jeremiah 41

¶ Jeremiah 41 v1-3

{ heart }   [JE] 41v1

Now it came to pass
in the seventh month,
that Ishmael, the son of Nethaniah,
the son of Elishama, of the seed royal,
and the princes of the king, even ten men with him,
came unto Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam,
to Mizpah;
and there they did eat bread together in Mizpah.

{ heart }   [JE] 41v2

Then arose Ishmael, the son of Nethaniah,
and the ten men that were with him,
and smote Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam,
the son of Shaphan,
with the sword, and slew him,
whom the king of Babylon
had made governor over the land.

{ heart }   [JE] 41v3

Ishmael also slew all the Jews that were with him,
even with Gedaliah, at Mizpah,
and the Chaldeans that were found there,
and the men of war.

¶ Jeremiah 41 v4-10

{ heart }   [JE] 41v4

And it came to pass
the second day after he had slain Gedaliah,
and no man knew it,

{ heart }   [JE] 41v5

That there came certain
from Shechem, from Shiloh, and from Samaria,
even fourscore men,
having their beards shaven, and their clothes rent,
and having cut themselves, with offerings
and incense in their hand,
to bring them to the house of the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 41v6

And Ishmael, the son of Nethaniah,
went forth from Mizpah to meet them,
weeping all along as he went;
and it came to pass,
as he met them, he said unto them,

 ‘Come to Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam’.

{ heart }   [JE] 41v7

And it was so,
when they came into the midst of the city,
that Ishmael, the son of Nethaniah, slew them,
and cast them into the midst of the pit,
he, and the men that were with him.

{ heart }   [JE] 41v8

But ten men were found among them
that said unto Ishmael,

 ‘Slay us not;
for we have treasures in the field,
of wheat, and of barley, and of oil, and of honey’. 

So he forbear,
and slew them not among their brethren.

{ heart }   [JE] 41v9

Now the pit wherein Ishmael
had cast all the dead bodies of the men,
whom he had slain because of Gedaliah,
was it which Asa, the king, had made
for fear of Baasha, king of Israel;
and Ishmael, the son of Nethaniah,
filled it with them that were slain.

{ heart }   [JE] 41v10

Then Ishmael carried away captive
all the residue of the people that were in Mizpah,
even the king's daughters,
and all the people that remained in Mizpah,
whom Nebuzar-adan, the captain of the guard,
had committed to Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam;
and Ishmael, the son of Nethaniah,
carried them away captive,
and departed to go over to the Ammonites.

¶ Jeremiah 41 v11-15

{ heart }   [JE] 41v11

But when Johanan, the son of Kareah,
and all the captains of the forces
that were with him, heard

 ‘Of all the evil
that Ishmael, the son of Nethaniah, had done’,

{ heart }   [JE] 41v12

Then they took all the men,
and went to fight with Ishmael, the son of Nethaniah,
and found him by the great waters that are in Gibeon.

{ heart }   [JE] 41v13

Now it came to pass
that, when all the people which were with Ishmael
saw Johanan, the son of Kareah,
and all the captains of the forces that were with him,
then they were glad.

{ heart }   [JE] 41v14

So all the people
that Ishmael had carried away captive from Mizpah
cast about and returned,
and went unto Johanan, the son of Kareah.

{ heart }   [JE] 41v15

But Ishmael, the son of Nethaniah,
escaped from Johanan with eight men,
and went to the Ammonites.

¶ Jeremiah 41 v16-18

{ heart }   [JE] 41v16

Then took Johanan, the son of Kareah,
and all the captains of the forces that were with him,
all the remnant of the people
whom he had recovered
from Ishmael, the son of Nethaniah,
from Mizpah,
after he had slain Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam,
even mighty men of war,
and the women, and the children, and the eunuchs,
whom he had brought again from Gibeon;

{ heart }   [JE] 41v17

And they departed,
and dwelt in the habitation of Chimham,
which is by Bethlehem,
to go to enter into Egypt,

{ heart }   [JE] 41v18

Because of the Chaldeans;
for they were afraid of them,
because Ishmael, the son of Nethaniah,
had slain Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam,
whom the king of Babylon made governor in the land.

» Jeremiah 42

¶ Jeremiah 42 v1-6

{ heart }   [JE] 42v1

Then all the captains of the forces,
and Johanan, the son of Kareah,
and Jezaniah, the son of Hoshaiah,
and all the people
from the least even unto the greatest,
came near,

{ heart }   [JE] 42v2

And said unto Jeremiah, the prophet,

 ‘Let, we beseech thee,
our supplication be accepted before thee,
and pray for us unto the LORD, thy GOD,
even for all this remnant
(for we are left but a few of many,
as thine eyes do behold us)’

{ heart }   [JE] 42v3

That the LORD, thy GOD,
may show us the way wherein we may walk,
and the thing that we may do.

{ heart }   [JE] 42v4

Then Jeremiah, the prophet,
said unto them,

 ‘I have heard you;
behold, I will pray unto the LORD, your GOD,
according to your words;
and it shall come to pass
that, whatsoever thing the LORD shall answer you,
I will declare it unto you;
I will keep nothing back from you’.

{ heart }   [JE] 42v5

Then they said to Jeremiah,

 ‘The LORD be a true and faithful witness between us,
if we do not even according to all things
for the which the LORD, thy GOD,
shall send thee to us’.

{ heart }   [JE] 42v6

Whether it be good, or whether it be evil,
we will obey the voice of the LORD, our GOD,
to WHOM we send thee,
that it may be well with us,
when we obey the voice of the LORD, our GOD.

¶ Jeremiah 42 v7-22

{ heart }   [JE] 42v7

And it came to pass after ten days,
that the word of the LORD
came unto Jeremiah.

{ heart }   [JE] 42v8

Then called he

 ‘Johanan’, 

The son of Kareah, and

 ‘All the captains of the forces’ 

Which were with him, and

 ‘All the people’ 

From the least even to the greatest,

{ heart }   [JE] 42v9

And said unto them,

 ‘Thus saith the LORD, the GOD of Israel,
unto WHOM ye sent me
to present your supplication before HIM’:

{ heart }   [JE] 42v10

If ye will still abide in this land,
then will I build you, and not pull you down,
and I will plant you, and not pluck you up;
for I repent ME of the evil
that I have done unto you.

{ heart }   [JE] 42v11

Be not afraid of the king of Babylon,
of whom ye are afraid;
be not afraid of him,


Saith the LORD;

For I AM with you to save you,
and to deliver you from his hand.

{ heart }   [JE] 42v12

And I will show mercies unto you,
that he may have mercy upon you,
and cause you to return to your own land.

{ heart }   [JE] 42v13

But if ye say,

 ‘We will not dwell in this land’ 

Neither obey the voice of the LORD, your GOD,

{ heart }   [JE] 42v14

Saying,

 ‘No;
but we will go into the land of Egypt,
where we shall see no war,
nor hear the sound of the trumpet,
nor have hunger of bread;
and there will we dwell’:

{ heart }   [JE] 42v15

And now, therefore, hear the word of the LORD,
ye remnant of Judah;

 ‘Thus saith the LORD of hosts,
the GOD of Israel’:


If ye wholly set your faces to enter into Egypt,
and go to sojourn there,

{ heart }   [JE] 42v16

Then it shall come to pass,
that the sword, which ye feared,
shall overtake you there in the land of Egypt,
and the famine, whereof ye were afraid,
shall follow close after you there in Egypt;
and there ye shall die.

{ heart }   [JE] 42v17

So shall it be with all the men
that set their faces to go into Egypt
to sojourn there;
they shall die by the sword,
by the famine, and by the pestilence;
and none of them shall remain or escape
from the evil that I will bring upon them.

{ heart }   [JE] 42v18

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 42v19

The LORD hath said concerning you,
O ye remnant of Judah,


Go ye not into Egypt;

Know certainly

 ‘That I have admonished you this day’.

{ heart }   [JE] 42v20

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’.

{ heart }   [JE] 42v21

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 which HE hath sent me unto you.

{ heart }   [JE] 42v22

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’.

» Jeremiah 43

¶ Jeremiah 43 v1-7

{ heart }   [JE] 43v1

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,

{ heart }   [JE] 43v2

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’:

{ heart }   [JE] 43v3

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 43v4

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 43v5

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,

{ heart }   [JE] 43v6

Even men, and women, and children,
and the king's daughters,
and every person
that Nebuzar-adan, the captain of the guard,
had left with Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam,
the son of Shaphan,
and Jeremiah, the prophet,
and Baruch, the son of Neriah.

{ heart }   [JE] 43v7

So they came into the land of Egypt;
for they obeyed not the voice of the LORD,
thus came they even to Tahpanhes.

¶ Jeremiah 43 v8-13

{ heart }   [JE] 43v8

Then came the word of the LORD
unto Jeremiah in Tahpanhes,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 43v9

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;

{ heart }   [JE] 43v10

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 hidden;
and he shall spread his royal pavilion over them’.

{ heart }   [JE] 43v11

And when he cometh,
he shall smite the land of Egypt,
and deliver such as are for death to death;
and such as are for captivity to captivity;
and such as are for the sword to the sword.

{ heart }   [JE] 43v12

And I will kindle a fire
in the houses of the gods of Egypt;
and he shall burn them,
and carry them away captives;
and he shall array himself with the land of Egypt,
as a shepherd putteth on his garment;
and he shall go forth from thence in peace.

{ heart }   [JE] 43v13

He shall break also the images of Beth-shemesh,
that is in the land of Egypt;
and the houses of the gods of the Egyptians
shall he burn with fire.

» Jeremiah 44

¶ Jeremiah 44 v1-14

{ heart }   [JE] 44v1

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 Memphis,
and in the country of Pathros,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 44v2

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,

{ heart }   [JE] 44v3

Because of their wickedness
which they have committed
to provoke ME to anger,
in that they went to burn incense,
and to serve other gods, whom they knew not,
neither they, ye, nor your fathers.

{ heart }   [JE] 44v4

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’.

{ heart }   [JE] 44v5

But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear
to turn from their wickedness,
to burn no incense unto other gods.

{ heart }   [JE] 44v6

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 44v7

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,

{ heart }   [JE] 44v8

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?

{ heart }   [JE] 44v9

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?

{ heart }   [JE] 44v10

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 44v11

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 44v12

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 44v13

For I will punish them
that dwell in the land of Egypt,
as I have punished Jerusalem,
by the sword,
by the famine, and by the pestilence:

{ heart }   [JE] 44v14

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.

¶ Jeremiah 44 v15-19

{ heart }   [JE] 44v15

Then all the men which knew

 ‘That their wives had burnt 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,

{ heart }   [JE] 44v16

As for the word that thou hast spoken unto us
in the NAME of the LORD,
we will not hearken unto thee.

{ heart }   [JE] 44v17

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 44v18

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 44v19

And when we burnt 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 husbands?

¶ Jeremiah 44 v20-23

{ heart }   [JE] 44v20

Then Jeremiah said unto all the people,
to the men, and to the women,
and to all the people which had given him that answer,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 44v21

The incense that ye burnt
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?

{ heart }   [JE] 44v22

So that the LORD could no longer bear,
because of the evil of your doings,
and because of the abominations
which ye have committed;
therefore is your land a desolation,
and an astonishment, and a curse,
without an inhabitant, as at this day.

{ heart }   [JE] 44v23

Because ye have burnt incense,
and because ye have sinned against the LORD,
and have not obeyed the voice of the LORD,
nor walked in HIS law, nor in HIS statutes,
nor in HIS testimonies,
therefore this evil is happened unto you, as at this day.

¶ Jeremiah 44 v24-30

{ heart }   [JE] 44v24

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’.

{ heart }   [JE] 44v25

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’.

{ heart }   [JE] 44v26

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’.

{ heart }   [JE] 44v27

Behold, I will watch over them
for evil, and not for good;
and all the men of Judah
that are in the land of Egypt
shall be consumed by the sword and by the famine,
until there be an end of them.

{ heart }   [JE] 44v28

Yet a small number that escape the sword
shall return out of the land of Egypt
into the land of Judah,
and all the remnant of Judah,
that are gone into the land of Egypt
to sojourn there, shall know

 ‘Whose words shall stand,
MINE or theirs’.

{ heart }   [JE] 44v29

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’.

{ heart }   [JE] 44v30

Thus saith the LORD:

Behold, I will give Pharaoh Hophra king of Egypt
into the hand of his enemies,
and into the hand of them that seek his life,
as I gave Zedekiah, king of Judah,
into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon,
his enemy, and that sought his life.

» Jeremiah 45

¶ Jeremiah 45 v1-5

{ heart }   [JE] 45v1

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,

{ heart }   [JE] 45v2

Thus saith the LORD, the GOD of Israel,
unto thee, O Baruch:

{ heart }   [JE] 45v3

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’.

{ heart }   [JE] 45v4

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’.

{ heart }   [JE] 45v5

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.

» Jeremiah 46

¶ Jeremiah 46 v1-2

{ heart }   [JE] 46v1

The word of the LORD
which came to Jeremiah, the prophet,
against the Gentiles,

{ heart }   [JE] 46v2

Against Egypt,
against the army of Pharaoh-neco 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:

¶ Jeremiah 46 v3-8

{ heart }   [JE] 46v3

Order ye the buckler and shield,
and draw near to battle.

{ heart }   [JE] 46v4

Harness the horses, and get up, ye horsemen,
and stand forth with your helmets;
furbish the spears,
and put on the coats of brigandines.

{ heart }   [JE] 46v5

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 46v6

Let not the swift flee away,
nor the mighty man escape;
they shall stumble and fall toward the north
by the river Euphrates.

{ heart }   [JE] 46v7

Who is this that cometh up as a flood,
whose waters are moved as the rivers?

{ heart }   [JE] 46v8

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’.

¶ Jeremiah 46 v9-12

{ heart }   [JE] 46v9

Come up, ye horses, and rage, ye chariots;
and let the mighty men come forth;
the Cush and Put, that handle the shield;
and the Ludim, that handle and bend the bow.

{ heart }   [JE] 46v10

For this is the day of the LORD GOD of hosts,
a day of vengeance,
that HE may avenge HIMSELF 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.

{ heart }   [JE] 46v11

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 46v12

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.

¶ Jeremiah 46 v13

{ heart }   [JE] 46v13

The word that the LORD spake
to Jeremiah, the prophet,
how Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon,
should come and smite the land of Egypt:

¶ Jeremiah 46 v14-26

{ heart }   [JE] 46v14

Declare ye in Egypt, and publish in Migdol,
and publish in Memphis and in Tahpanhes;
say ye,

 ‘Stand fast, and prepare thee;
for the sword shall devour round about thee’.

{ heart }   [JE] 46v15

Why are thy valiant men swept away?
They stood not,
because the LORD did drive them.

{ heart }   [JE] 46v16

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’.

{ heart }   [JE] 46v17

They did cry there:

 ‘Pharaoh, king of Egypt, is but a noise;
he hath passed the time appointed’.

{ heart }   [JE] 46v18

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 46v19

O thou daughter, dwelling in Egypt,
furnish thyself to go into captivity;
for Memphis shall be waste and desolate
without an inhabitant.

{ heart }   [JE] 46v20

Egypt is like a very fair heifer,
but destruction cometh;
it cometh out of the north.

{ heart }   [JE] 46v21

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 46v22

The voice thereof shall go like a serpent;
for they shall march with an army,
and come against her with axes,
as hewers of wood.

{ heart }   [JE] 46v23

They shall cut down her forest,

Saith the LORD,

Though it cannot be searched;
because they are more than the grasshoppers,
and are innumerable.

{ heart }   [JE] 46v24

The daughter of Egypt shall be confounded;
she shall be delivered into the hand
of the people of the north.

{ heart }   [JE] 46v25

The LORD of hosts, the GOD of Israel,
saith:


Behold, I will punish the multitude of No,
and Pharaoh, and Egypt,
with their gods, and their kings,
even Pharaoh, and all them that trust in him;

{ heart }   [JE] 46v26

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.

¶ Jeremiah 46 v27-28

{ heart }   [JE] 46v27

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 46v28

Fear thou not, O Jacob, MY servant,

Saith the LORD;

For I AM with thee;
for I will make a full end of all the nations
whither I have driven thee;
but I will not make a full end of thee,
but correct thee in measure;
yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished.

» Jeremiah 47

¶ Jeremiah 47 v1-7

{ heart }   [JE] 47v1

The word of the LORD
that came to Jeremiah, the prophet,
against the Philistines, before Pharaoh smote Gaza.

{ heart }   [JE] 47v2

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 those that dwell therein;
then the men shall cry,
and all the inhabitants of the land shall howl.

{ heart }   [JE] 47v3

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,

{ heart }   [JE] 47v4

Because of the day that cometh
to spoil all the Philistines,
and to cut off from Tyre and Sidon
every helper that remaineth;
for the LORD will spoil the Philistines,
the remnant of the country of Caphtor.

{ heart }   [JE] 47v5

Baldness is come upon Gaza;
Ashkelon is cut off with the remnant of their valley;
how long wilt thou cut thyself?

{ heart }   [JE] 47v6

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 47v7

How can it be quiet,
seeing the LORD hath given it a charge
against Ashkelon, and against the seashore?
there hath HE appointed it.

» Jeremiah 48

¶ Jeremiah 48 v1-10

{ heart }   [JE] 48v1

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 48v2

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 48v3

A voice of crying shall be from Horonaim,
spoiling and great destruction.

{ heart }   [JE] 48v4

Moab is destroyed;
her little ones have caused a cry to be heard.

{ heart }   [JE] 48v5

For in the going up of Luhith
continual weeping shall go up;
for in the going down of Horonaim,
the enemies have heard a cry of destruction.

{ heart }   [JE] 48v6

Flee, save your lives,
and be like the heath in the wilderness.

{ heart }   [JE] 48v7

For because thou hast trusted in thy works
and in thy treasures,
thou shalt also be taken;
and Chemosh shall go forth into captivity
with his priests and his princes together.

{ heart }   [JE] 48v8

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 48v9

Give wings unto Moab, that it may flee and get away;
for the cities thereof shall be desolate,
without any to dwell therein.

{ heart }   [JE] 48v10

Cursed be he
that doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully,
and cursed be he
that keepeth back his sword from blood.

¶ Jeremiah 48 v11-15

{ heart }   [JE] 48v11

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 48v12

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 48v13

And Moab shall be ashamed of Chemosh,
as the house of Israel was ashamed of Bethel,
their confidence.

{ heart }   [JE] 48v14

How say ye,

 ‘We are mighty
and strong men for the war’?

{ heart }   [JE] 48v15

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’.

¶ Jeremiah 48 v16-27

{ heart }   [JE] 48v16

The calamity of Moab is near to come,
and his affliction hasteth fast.

{ heart }   [JE] 48v17

All ye that are about him, bemoan him;
and all ye that know his name,
say,

 ‘How is the strong staff broken,
and the beautiful rod!’

{ heart }   [JE] 48v18

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 48v19

O inhabitant of Aroer, stand by the way, and espy;
ask him that fleeth, and her that escapeth,
and say,

 ‘What is done’?

{ heart }   [JE] 48v20

Moab is confounded, for it is broken down.
Howl and cry; tell ye it in Arnon,

 ‘That Moab is spoiled’,

{ heart }   [JE] 48v21

And judgment is come upon the plain country;
upon Holon,
and upon Jahaz,
and upon Mephaath,

{ heart }   [JE] 48v22

And upon Dibon,
and upon Nebo,
and upon Beth-diblathaim,

{ heart }   [JE] 48v23

And upon Kiriathaim,
and upon Beth-gamul,
and upon Beth-meon,

{ heart }   [JE] 48v24

And upon Kerioth,
and upon Bozrah,
and upon all the cities of the land of Moab,
far or near.

{ heart }   [JE] 48v25

The horn of Moab is cut off, and his arm is broken,

Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 48v26

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 48v27

For was not Israel a derision unto thee?
was he found among thieves?
for since thou didst speak of him,
thou skippedst for joy.

¶ Jeremiah 48 v28-38

{ heart }   [JE] 48v28

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 48v29

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 48v30

I know his wrath,

Saith the LORD;

But it shall not be so;
his lies shall not so effect it.

{ heart }   [JE] 48v31

Therefore, will I howl for Moab,
and I will cry out for all Moab;
mine heart shall mourn for the men of Kir-heres.

{ heart }   [JE] 48v32

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 48v33

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 48v34

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 48v35

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 48v36

Therefore
mine heart shall sound for Moab like pipes,
and mine heart shall sound like pipes
for the men of Kir-heres;
because the riches that he hath gotten
are perished.

{ heart }   [JE] 48v37

For every head shall be bald,
and every beard clipped;
upon all the hands shall be cuttings,
and upon the loins, sackcloth.

{ heart }   [JE] 48v38

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 indeed there is no pleasure,


Saith the LORD.

¶ Jeremiah 48 v39-47

{ heart }   [JE] 48v39

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 48v40

For thus saith the LORD:

Behold, he shall fly as an eagle,
and shall spread his wings over Moab.

{ heart }   [JE] 48v41

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 48v42

And Moab shall be destroyed from being a people,
because he hath magnified himself
against the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 48v43

Fear, and the pit, and the snare,
shall be upon thee, O inhabitant of Moab,


Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 48v44

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 48v45

They that fled
stood under the shadow of Heshbon
because of the force;
but a fire shall come forth ut 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.

{ heart }   [JE] 48v46

Woe be unto thee, O Moab,
the people of Chemosh perisheth;
for thy sons are taken captives,
and thy daughters, captives.

{ heart }   [JE] 48v47

Yet will I bring again the captivity of Moab
in the latter days,


Saith the LORD.

Thus far is the judgment of Moab.

» Jeremiah 49

¶ Jeremiah 49 v1-6

{ heart }   [JE] 49v1

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?

{ heart }   [JE] 49v2

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 burnt with fire;
then shall Israel be heir
unto them that were his heirs,


Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 49v3

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 49v4

Wherefore gloriest thou in the valleys,
thy flowing valley, O backsliding daughter,
that trusted in her treasures,
saying,

 ‘Who shall come unto me’?

{ heart }   [JE] 49v5

Behold, I will bring a fear upon thee,

Saith the LORD GOD of hosts,

From all those that be about thee;
and ye shall be driven out every man right forth;
and none shall gather up him that wandereth.

{ heart }   [JE] 49v6

And afterward I will bring again the captivity
of the children of Ammon,


Saith the LORD.

¶ Jeremiah 49 v7-11

{ heart }   [JE] 49v7

Concerning Edom,
thus saith the LORD of hosts;


Is wisdom no more in Teman?
is counsel perished from the prudent?
is their wisdom vanished?

{ heart }   [JE] 49v8

Flee ye, turn back, dwell deep,
O inhabitants of Dedan;
for I will bring the calamity of Esau upon him,
the time that I will visit him.

{ heart }   [JE] 49v9

If grape-gatherers come to thee,
would they not leave some gleaning grapes?
If thieves by night,
they will destroy till they have enough.

{ heart }   [JE] 49v10

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 neighbors,
and he is not.

{ heart }   [JE] 49v11

Leave thy fatherless children;
I will preserve them alive;
and let thy widows trust in ME.

¶ Jeremiah 49 v10-16

{ heart }   [JE] 49v12

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 49v13

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 49v14

I have heard a rumor 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.

{ heart }   [JE] 49v15

For, lo, I will make thee small among the heathen,
and despised among men.

{ heart }   [JE] 49v16

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.

¶ Jeremiah 49 v17-22

{ heart }   [JE] 49v17

Also Edom shall be a desolation;
every one that goeth by it shall be astonished,
and shall hiss at all the plagues thereof.

{ heart }   [JE] 49v18

As in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah
and the neighbor cities thereof,


Saith the LORD,

No man shall abide there,
neither shall a son of man dwell in it.

{ heart }   [JE] 49v19

Behold, he shall come up like a lion
from the swelling of the 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?
Who is that shepherd that will stand before ME?

{ heart }   [JE] 49v20

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
with them’.

{ heart }   [JE] 49v21

The earth is moved at the noise of their fall,
at the cry
the noise thereof was heard in the Red Sea.

{ heart }   [JE] 49v22

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.

¶ Jeremiah 49 v23-27

{ heart }   [JE] 49v23

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 49v24

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 49v25

How is the city of praise not left,
the city of MY joy?

{ heart }   [JE] 49v26

Therefore, her young men shall fall in her streets,
and all the men of war shall be cut off
in that day,


Saith the LORD of hosts.

{ heart }   [JE] 49v27

And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus,
and it shall consume the palaces of Ben-hadad.

¶ Jeremiah 49 v28-33

{ heart }   [JE] 49v28

Concerning Kedar,
and concerning the kingdoms of Hazor,
which Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon,
shall smite,


Saith the LORD;

Arise ye,
go up to Kedar, and spoil the men of the east.

{ heart }   [JE] 49v29

Their tents and their flocks shall they take away;
they shall take to themselves their curtains,
and all their vessels, and their camels;
and they shall cry unto them,

 ‘Fear is on every side’.

{ heart }   [JE] 49v30

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 49v31

Arise, get you up unto the wealthy nation,
that dwelleth without care,


Saith the LORD,

That have neither gates nor bars,
that dwells alone.

{ heart }   [JE] 49v32

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 49v33

And Hazor shall be a dwelling for dragons,
and a desolation forever;
there shall no man abide there,
nor any son of man dwell in it.

¶ Jeremiah 49 v34-39

{ heart }   [JE] 49v34

The word of the LORD
that came to Jeremiah, the prophet,
against Elam
in the beginning of the reign
of Zedekiah, king of Judah,
saying,

{ heart }   [JE] 49v35

Thus saith the LORD of hosts:
Behold, I will break the bow of Elam,
the chief of their might.

{ heart }   [JE] 49v36

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 49v37

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 49v38

And I will set MY throne in Elam,
and will destroy from thence
the king and the princes,


Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 49v39

But it shall come to pass
in the latter days,
that I will bring again the captivity of Elam,


Saith the LORD.

» Jeremiah 50

¶ Jeremiah 50 v1

{ heart }   [JE] 50v1

The word that the LORD spake against Babylon
and against the land of the Chaldeans
by Jeremiah, the prophet;

¶ Jeremiah 50 v2-3

{ heart }   [JE] 50v2

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’.

{ heart }   [JE] 50v3

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 themselves,
they shall depart, both man and beast.

¶ Jeremiah 50 v4-7

{ heart }   [JE] 50v4

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 50v5

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’.

{ heart }   [JE] 50v6

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 resting place.

{ heart }   [JE] 50v7

All that found them have devoured them;
and their adversaries said,

 ‘We offend not,
because they have sinned against the LORD,
the habitation of justice,
even the LORD, the hope of their fathers’.

¶ Jeremiah 50 v8-16

{ heart }   [JE] 50v8

Remove out of the midst of Babylon,
and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans,
and be as the he-goats before the flocks.

{ heart }   [JE] 50v9

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 50v10

And Chaldea shall be a spoil;
all that spoil her shall be satisfied,


Saith the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 50v11

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;

{ heart }   [JE] 50v12

Your mother shall be sore confounded;
she that bore you shall be ashamed;
behold, the hindermost of the nations
shall be a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.

{ heart }   [JE] 50v13

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 50v14

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 50v15

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 50v16

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.

¶ Jeremiah 50 v17-29

{ heart }   [JE] 50v17

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 50v18

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 50v19

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 50v20

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 50v21

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 50v22

A sound of battle is in the land,
and of great destruction.

{ heart }   [JE] 50v23

How is the hammer of the whole earth
cut asunder and broken?
how is Babylon become a desolation
among the nations?

{ heart }   [JE] 50v24

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 50v25

The LORD hath opened HIS armory,
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.

{ heart }   [JE] 50v26

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 50v27

Slay all her bullocks:
let them go down to the slaughter:
woe unto them, for their day is come,
the time of their visitation.

{ heart }   [JE] 50v28

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’.

{ heart }   [JE] 50v29

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.

¶ Jeremiah 50 v30-32

{ heart }   [JE] 50v30

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 50v31

Behold, I AM against thee, O thou most proud,

Saith the LORD GOD of hosts;

For thy day is come,
the time that I will visit thee.

{ heart }   [JE] 50v32

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.

¶ Jeremiah 50 v33-34

{ heart }   [JE] 50v33

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 50v34

Their REDEEMER is strong;

 ‘The LORD of hosts’ 

Is HIS NAME;
HE shall thoroughly plead their cause,
that HE may give rest to the land,
and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon.

¶ Jeremiah 50 v35-40

{ heart }   [JE] 50v35

A sword is upon the Chaldeans,

Saith the LORD,

And upon the inhabitants of Babylon,
and upon her princes, and upon her wise men.

{ heart }   [JE] 50v36

A sword is upon the liars;
and they shall dote;
a sword is upon her mighty men;
and they shall be dismayed.

{ heart }   [JE] 50v37

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 50v38

A drought is upon her waters;
and they shall be dried up;
for it is the land of graven images,
and they are mad upon their idols.

{ heart }   [JE] 50v39

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 forever,
neither shall it be dwelt in
from generation to generation.

{ heart }   [JE] 50v40

As GOD overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah
and the neighbor cities thereof,


Saith the LORD,

So shall no man abide there,
neither shall any son of man dwell therein.

¶ Jeremiah 50 v41-46

{ heart }   [JE] 50v41

Behold, a people shall come from the north,
and a great nation,
and many kings shall be raised up
from the borders of the earth.

{ heart }   [JE] 50v42

They shall hold the bow and the lance;
they are cruel, and will not show 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.

{ heart }   [JE] 50v43

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 50v44

Behold, he shall come up like a lion
from the swelling of the Jordan
unto the habitation of the strong,
but I will make them suddenly run away from her:
and who is a chosen man,
that I may appoint over her?
for who is like ME?
and who will appoint ME the time?
and who is that shepherd that will stand
before ME?

{ heart }   [JE] 50v45

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’.

{ heart }   [JE] 50v46

At the noise of the taking of Babylon
the earth is moved,
and the cry is heard among the nations.

» Jeremiah 51

¶ Jeremiah 51 v1-8

{ heart }   [JE] 51v1

Thus saith the LORD:

Behold, I will raise up against Babylon,
and against them that dwell in the midst
of those that rise up against ME,
a destroying wind;

{ heart }   [JE] 51v2

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v3

Against him that bendeth
let the archer bend his bow,
and against him that lifteth himself up
in his coat of brigandine;
and spare ye not her young men;
destroy ye utterly all her host.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v4

Thus the slain shall fall
in the land of the Chaldeans,
and they that are thrust through in her streets.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v5

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v6

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v7

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v8

Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed;
howl for her, take balm for her pain,
if so be she may be healed.

¶ Jeremiah 51 v9-10

{ heart }   [JE] 51v9

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 skies.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v10

The LORD hath brought forth our righteousness;
come, and let us declare in Zion

 ‘The work of the LORD, our GOD’.

¶ Jeremiah 51 v11-14

{ heart }   [JE] 51v11

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v12

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v13

O thou that dwellest upon many waters,
abundant in treasures,
thine end is come,
and the measure of thy covetousness.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v14

The LORD of hosts hath sworn by HIMSELF,
saying,

 ‘Surely I will fill thee with men, as with caterpillars,
and they shall lift up a shout against thee’.

¶ Jeremiah 51 v15-19

{ heart }   [JE] 51v15

HE hath made the earth
by HIS power,
HE hath established the world
by HIS wisdom,
and hath stretched out the heaven
by HIS understanding.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v16

When HE uttereth HIS voice,
there is a multitude of waters in the heavens;
and HE causeth the vapors to ascend
from the ends of the earth;
HE maketh lightnings with rain,
and bringeth forth the wind out of HIS treasures.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v17

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v18

They are vanity, the work of errors;
in the time of their visitation they shall perish.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v19

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.

¶ Jeremiah 51 v20-26

{ heart }   [JE] 51v20

Thou art MY battle axe and weapons of war;
for with thee will I break in pieces the nations,
and with thee will I destroy kingdoms;

{ heart }   [JE] 51v21

And with thee will I break in pieces
the horse and his rider;
and with thee will I break in pieces
the chariot and his rider;

{ heart }   [JE] 51v22

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v23

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v24

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v25

Behold, I AM against thee,
O thou 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.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v26

And they shall not take of thee
a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations;
but thou shalt be desolate forever,


Saith the LORD.

¶ Jeremiah 51 v27-35

{ heart }   [JE] 51v27

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 caterpillars.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v28

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v29

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v30

The mighty men of Babylon have forborne to fight,
they have remained in their strongholds;
their might hath failed, they became as women;
they have burnt her dwelling places;
her bars are broken.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v31

One post shall run to meet another,
and one messenger to meet another,
to show the king of Babylon
that his city is taken at one end,

{ heart }   [JE] 51v32

And that the passages are stopped,
and the reeds they have burnt with fire,
and the men of war are affrighted.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v33

For thus saith the LORD of hosts,
the GOD of Israel:


The daughter of Babylon is like a threshing floor;
it is time to thresh her;
yet a little while,
and the time of her harvest shall come.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v34

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v35

 ‘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.

¶ Jeremiah 51 v36-48

{ heart }   [JE] 51v36

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v37

And Babylon shall become heaps,
a dwelling place for dragons,
an astonishment, and an hissing,
without an inhabitant.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v38

They shall roar together like lions;
they shall yell as lions' whelps.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v39

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v40

I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter,
like rams with he-goats.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v41

How is Sheshach taken?
and how is the praise of the whole earth surprised?
how is Babylon become an astonishment
among the nations?

{ heart }   [JE] 51v42

The sea is come up upon Babylon;
she is covered
with the multitude of the waves thereof.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v43

Her cities are a desolation,
a dry land, and a wilderness,
a land wherein no man dwelleth,
neither doth any son of man pass thereby.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v44

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v45

MY people, go ye out of the midst of her,
and deliver ye every man his soul
from the fierce anger of the LORD.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v46

And lest your heart faint,
and ye fear for the rumor
that shall be heard in the land;
a rumor shall both come one year,
and after that in another year shall come a rumor,
and violence in the land, ruler against ruler.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v47

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v48

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.

¶ Jeremiah 51 v49-58

{ heart }   [JE] 51v49

As Babylon hath caused the slain of Israel to fall,
so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the earth.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v50

Ye that have escaped the sword,
go away, stand not still;
remember the LORD afar off,
and let Jerusalem come into your mind.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v51

We are confounded,
because we have heard reproach;
shame hath covered our faces;
for foreigners are come into the sanctuaries
of the LORD'S house.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v52

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v53

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v54

A sound of a cry cometh from Babylon,
and great destruction
from the land of the Chaldeans,

{ heart }   [JE] 51v55

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:

{ heart }   [JE] 51v56

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 recompenses
shall surely requite.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v57

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’.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v58

Thus saith the LORD of hosts:

The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly broken,
and her high gates shall be burnt with fire,
and the people shall labor in vain,
and the folk in the fire, and they shall be weary.

¶ Jeremiah 51 v59-64

{ heart }   [JE] 51v59

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v60

So Jeremiah wrote in a book
all the evil that should come upon Babylon,
even all these words that are written against Babylon.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v61

And Jeremiah said to Seraiah,

 ‘When thou comest to Babylon, and shalt see,
and shalt read all these words’,

{ heart }   [JE] 51v62

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 forever’.

{ heart }   [JE] 51v63

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;

{ heart }   [JE] 51v64

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.

» Jeremiah 52

¶ Jeremiah 52 v1-3

{ heart }   [JE] 52v1

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 52v2

And he did that which was evil
in the eyes of the LORD,
according to all that Jehoiakim had done.

{ heart }   [JE] 52v3

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.

¶ Jeremiah 52 v4-11

{ heart }   [JE] 52v4

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 52v5

So the city was besieged
unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah.

{ heart }   [JE] 52v6

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 52v7

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 52v8

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 52v9

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 52v10

And the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah
before his eyes;
he slew also all the princes of Judah in Riblah.

{ heart }   [JE] 52v11

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.

¶ Jeremiah 52 v12-23

{ heart }   [JE] 52v12

Now in the fifth month,
in the tenth day of the month,
which was the nineteenth year
of Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon,
came Nebuzar-adan, captain of the guard,
which served the king of Babylon, into Jerusalem,

{ heart }   [JE] 52v13

And burnt the house of the LORD,
and the king's house;
and all the houses of Jerusalem,
and all the houses of the great men, burnt he with fire.

{ heart }   [JE] 52v14

And all the army of the Chaldeans,
that were with the captain of the guard,
broke down all the walls of Jerusalem round about.

{ heart }   [JE] 52v15

Then Nebuzar-adan, the captain of the guard,
carried away captive
certain of the poor of the people,
and the residue of the people that remained in the city,
and those that fell away,
that fell to the king of Babylon,
and the rest of the multitude.

{ heart }   [JE] 52v16

But Nebuzar-adan, the captain of the guard,
left certain of the poor of the land
for vinedressers and for husbandmen.

{ heart }   [JE] 52v17

Also the pillars of bronze
that were in the house of the LORD,
and the bases, and the bronze sea
that was in the house of the LORD,
the Chaldeans brake,
and carried all the bronze of them to Babylon.

{ heart }   [JE] 52v18

The caldrons also, and the shovels,
and the snuffers, and the bowls,
and the spoons, and all the vessels of bronze
wherewith they ministered, took they away.

{ heart }   [JE] 52v19

And the basins, 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.

{ heart }   [JE] 52v20

The two pillars, one sea,
and twelve bronze bulls that were under the bases,
which king Solomon had made
in the house of the LORD;
the bronze of all these vessels was without weight.

{ heart }   [JE] 52v21

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 52v22

And a capital of bronze was upon it;
and the height of one capital was five cubits,
with network and pomegranates upon the capitals round about, all of bronze:
the second pillar also and the pomegranates
were like unto these.

{ heart }   [JE] 52v23

And there were ninety and six pomegranates
on a side;
and all the pomegranates upon the network
were an hundred round about.

¶ Jeremiah 52 v24-27

{ heart }   [JE] 52v24

And the captain of the guard took
Seraiah, the chief priest,
and Zephaniah, the second priest,
and the three keepers of the door.

{ heart }   [JE] 52v25

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.

{ heart }   [JE] 52v26

So Nebuzar-adan, the captain of the guard,
took them, and brought them to the king of Babylon
to Riblah.

{ heart }   [JE] 52v27

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.

¶ Jeremiah 52 v28-30

{ heart }   [JE] 52v28

This is the people
whom Nebuchadrezzar carried away captive:
in the seventh year,
three thousand Jews and three and twenty;

{ heart }   [JE] 52v29

In the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar,
he carried away captive from Jerusalem
eight hundred thirty and two persons;

{ heart }   [JE] 52v30

In the three and twentieth year of Nebuchadrezzar,
Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard,
carried away captive of the Jews
seven hundred forty and five persons:
all the persons were four thousand and six hundred.

¶ Jeremiah 52 v31-34

{ heart }   [JE] 52v31

And it came to pass
in the seven and thirtieth year
of the captivity of Jehoiachin, king of Judah,
in the twelfth month,
in the five and twentieth day of the month,
that Evil-merodach, king of Babylon,
in the first year of his reign
lifted up the head of Jehoiachin, king of Judah,
and brought him forth out of prison,

{ heart }   [JE] 52v32

And spake kindly unto him,
and set his throne above
the throne of the kings that were with him
in Babylon,

{ heart }   [JE] 52v33

And changed his prison garments;
and he did continually eat bread before him
all the days of his life.

{ heart }   [JE] 52v34

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.