Holy Bible, King James Version, Book 24: Jeremiah

Book 24        Jeremiah

24:001:001 The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that
           were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin:

24:001:002 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.

24:001:003 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.

24:001:004 Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

24:001:005 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.

24:001:006 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a
           child.

24:001:007 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.

24:001:008 Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver
           thee, saith the LORD.

24:001:009 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.

24:001:010 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.

24:001:011 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.

24:001:012 Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will
           hasten my word to perform it.

24:001:013 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 is toward the north.

24:001:014 Then the LORD said unto me, Out of the north an evil shall
           break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land.

24:001:015 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.

24:001:016 And I will utter my judgments against them touching all their
           wickedness, who have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto
           other gods, and worshipped the works of their own hands.

24:001:017 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.

24:001:018 For, behold, I have made thee this day a defenced city, and an
           iron pillar, and brasen 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.

24:001:019 And they shall fight against thee; but they shall not prevail
           against thee; for I am with thee, saith the LORD, to deliver
           thee.

24:002:001 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

24:002:002 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.

24:002:003 Israel was holiness unto the LORD, and the firstfruits of his
           increase: all that devour him shall offend; evil shall come
           upon them, saith the LORD.

24:002:004 Hear ye the word of the LORD, O house of Jacob, and all the
           families of the house of Israel:

24:002:005 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?

24:002:006 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?

24:002:007 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.

24:002:008 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.

24:002:009 Wherefore I will yet plead with you, saith the LORD, and with
           your children’s children will I plead.

24:002:010 For pass over the isles of Chittim, and see; and send unto
           Kedar, and consider diligently, and see if there be such a
           thing.

24:002:011 Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but
           my people have changed their glory for that which doth not
           profit.

24:002:012 Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid,
           be ye very desolate, saith the LORD.

24:002:013 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.

24:002:014 Is Israel a servant? is he a homeborn slave? why is he
           spoiled?

24:002:015 The young lions roared upon him, and yelled, and they made his
           land waste: his cities are burned without inhabitant.

24:002:016 Also the children of Noph and Tahapanes have broken the crown
           of thy head.

24:002:017 Hast thou not procured this unto thyself, in that thou hast
           forsaken the LORD thy God, when he led thee by the way?

24:002:018 And now what hast thou to do in the way of Egypt, to drink the
           waters of Sihor? or what hast thou to do in the way of
           Assyria, to drink the waters of the river?

24:002:019 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.

24:002:020 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.

24:002:021 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?

24:002:022 For though thou wash thee with nitre, and take thee much soap,
           yet thine iniquity is marked before me, saith the Lord GOD.

24:002:023 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;

24:002:024 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 that seek her will not weary themselves; in her month
           they shall find her.

24:002:025 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.

24:002:026 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.

24:002:027 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.

24:002:028 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.

24:002:029 Wherefore will ye plead with me? ye all have transgressed
           against me, saith the LORD.

24:002:030 In vain have I smitten your children; they received no
           correction: your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a
           destroying lion.

24:002:031 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?

24:002:032 Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my
           people have forgotten me days without number.

24:002:033 Why trimmest thou thy way to seek love? therefore hast thou
           also taught the wicked ones thy ways.

24:002:034 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.

24:002:035 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.

24:002:036 Why gaddest thou about so much to change thy way? thou also
           shalt be ashamed of Egypt, as thou wast ashamed of Assyria.

24:002:037 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.

24:003:001 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.

24:003:002 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 whoredoms and with thy wickedness.

24:003:003 Therefore the showers have been withholden, and there hath
           been no latter rain; and thou hadst a whore’s forehead, thou
           refusedst to be ashamed.

24:003:004 Wilt thou not from this time cry unto me, My father, thou art
           the guide of my youth?

24:003:005 Will he reserve his anger for ever? will he keep it to the
           end? Behold, thou hast spoken and done evil things as thou
           couldest.

24:003:006 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.

24:003:007 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.

24:003:008 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.

24:003:009 And it came to pass through the lightness of her whoredom,
           that she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones
           and with stocks.

24:003:010 And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah hath not
           turned unto me with her whole heart, but feignedly, saith the
           LORD.

24:003:011 And the LORD said unto me, The backsliding Israel hath
           justified herself more than treacherous Judah.

24:003:012 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 for ever.

24:003:013 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.

24:003:014 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:

24:003:015 And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which
           shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.

24:003:016 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.

24:003:017 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.

24:003:018 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.

24:003:019 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.

24:003:020 Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, so
           have ye dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, saith
           the LORD.

24:003:021 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.

24:003:022 Return, ye backsliding children, and I will heal your
           backslidings. Behold, we come unto thee; for thou art the LORD
           our God.

24:003:023 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.

24:003:024 For shame hath devoured the labour of our fathers from our
           youth; their flocks and their herds, their sons and their
           daughters.

24:003:025 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.

24:004:001 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.

24:004:002 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.

24:004:003 For thus saith the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem,
           Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.

24:004:004 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.

24:004:005 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.

24:004:006 Set up the standard toward Zion: retire, stay not: for I will
           bring evil from the north, and a great destruction.

24:004:007 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.

24:004:008 For this gird you with sackcloth, lament and howl: for the
           fierce anger of the LORD is not turned back from us.

24:004:009 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.

24:004:010 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.

24:004:011 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,

24:004:012 Even a full wind from those places shall come unto me: now
           also will I give sentence against them.

24:004:013 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.

24:004:014 O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou
           mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within
           thee?

24:004:015 For a voice declareth from Dan, and publisheth affliction from
           mount Ephraim.

24:004:016 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.

24:004:017 As keepers of a field, are they against her round about;
           because she hath been rebellious against me, saith the LORD.

24:004:018 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.

24:004:019 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.

24:004:020 Destruction upon destruction is cried; for the whole land is
           spoiled: suddenly are my tents spoiled, and my curtains in a
           moment.

24:004:021 How long shall I see the standard, and hear the sound of the
           trumpet?

24:004:022 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.

24:004:023 I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void;
           and the heavens, and they had no light.

24:004:024 I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the
           hills moved lightly.

24:004:025 I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the
           heavens were fled.

24:004:026 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.

24:004:027 For thus hath the LORD said, The whole land shall be desolate;
           yet will I not make a full end.

24:004:028 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.

24:004:029 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.

24:004:030 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 rentest thy face with painting,
           in vain shalt thou make thyself fair; thy lovers will despise
           thee, they will seek thy life.

24:004:031 For I have heard a voice as of a woman in travail, and the
           anguish as of her that 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.

24:005:001 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.

24:005:002 And though they say, The LORD liveth; surely they swear
           falsely.

24:005:003 O 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.

24:005:004 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.

24:005:005 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.

24:005:006 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.

24:005:007 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.

24:005:008 They were as fed horses in the morning: every one neighed
           after his neighbour’s wife.

24:005:009 Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: and shall
           not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

24:005:010 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.

24:005:011 For the house of Israel and the house of Judah have dealt very
           treacherously against me, saith the LORD.

24:005:012 They have belied the LORD, and said, It is not he; neither
           shall evil come upon us; neither shall we see sword nor
           famine:

24:005:013 And the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in
           them: thus shall it be done unto them.

24:005:014 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.

24:005:015 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.

24:005:016 Their quiver is as an open sepulchre, they are all mighty men.

24:005:017 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.

24:005:018 Nevertheless in those days, saith the LORD, I will not make a
           full end with you.

24:005:019 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 your’s.

24:005:020 Declare this in the house of Jacob, and publish it in Judah,
           saying,

24:005:021 Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding;
           which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:

24:005:022 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?

24:005:023 But this people hath a revolting and a rebellious heart; they
           are revolted and gone.

24:005:024 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.

24:005:025 Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins
           have withholden good things from you.

24:005:026 For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he
           that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men.

24:005:027 As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of
           deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.

24:005:028 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.

24:005:029 Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: shall not
           my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

24:005:030 A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land;

24:005:031 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?

24:006:001 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 Bethhaccerem: for evil appeareth out of
           the north, and great destruction.

24:006:002 I have likened the daughter of Zion to a comely and delicate
           woman.

24:006:003 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.

24:006:004 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.

24:006:005 Arise, and let us go by night, and let us destroy her palaces.

24:006:006 For thus hath the LORD of hosts said, Hew ye down trees, and
           cast a mount against Jerusalem: this is the city to be
           visited; she is wholly oppression in the midst of her.

24:006:007 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.

24:006:008 Be thou instructed, O Jerusalem, lest my soul depart from
           thee; lest I make thee desolate, a land not inhabited.

24:006:009 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, They shall throughly glean the
           remnant of Israel as a vine: turn back thine hand as a
           grapegatherer into the baskets.

24:006:010 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.

24:006:011 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.

24:006:012 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.

24:006:013 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.

24:006:014 They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people
           slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

24:006:015 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.

24:006:016 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.

24:006:017 Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of
           the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken.

24:006:018 Therefore hear, ye nations, and know, O congregation, what is
           among them.

24:006:019 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.

24:006:020 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.

24:006:021 Therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will lay
           stumblingblocks before this people, and the fathers and the
           sons together shall fall upon them; the neighbour and his
           friend shall perish.

24:006:022 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.

24:006:023 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.

24:006:024 We have heard the fame thereof: our hands wax feeble: anguish
           hath taken hold of us, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

24:006:025 Go not forth into the field, nor walk by the way; for the
           sword of the enemy and fear is on every side.

24:006:026 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.

24:006:027 I have set thee for a tower and a fortress among my people,
           that thou mayest know and try their way.

24:006:028 They are all grievous revolters, walking with slanders: they
           are brass and iron; they are all corrupters.

24:006:029 The bellows are burned, the lead is consumed of the fire; the
           founder melteth in vain: for the wicked are not plucked away.

24:006:030 Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the LORD hath
           rejected them.

24:007:001 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,

24:007:002 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.

24:007:003 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.

24:007:004 Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD,
           The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, are these.

24:007:005 For if ye throughly amend your ways and your doings; if ye
           throughly execute judgment between a man and his neighbour;

24:007:006 If ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow,
           and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after
           other gods to your hurt:

24:007:007 Then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the land that
           I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever.

24:007:008 Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit.

24:007:009 Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely,
           and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye
           know not;

24:007:010 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?

24:007:011 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.

24:007:012 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.

24:007:013 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;

24:007:014 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.

24:007:015 And I will cast you out of my sight, as I have cast out all
           your brethren, even the whole seed of Ephraim.

24:007:016 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.

24:007:017 Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah and in the
           streets of Jerusalem?

24:007:018 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.

24:007:019 Do they provoke me to anger? saith the LORD: do they not
           provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces?

24:007:020 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.

24:007:021 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Put your
           burnt offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat flesh.

24:007:022 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:

24:007:023 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.

24:007:024 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.

24:007:025 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:

24:007:026 Yet they hearkened not unto me, nor inclined their ear, but
           hardened their neck: they did worse than their fathers.

24:007:027 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.

24:007:028 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.

24:007:029 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.

24:007:030 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.

24:007:031 And they have built the high places of Tophet, 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.

24:007:032 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that it
           shall no more be called Tophet, nor the valley of the son of
           Hinnom, but the valley of slaughter: for they shall bury in
           Tophet, till there be no place.

24:007:033 And the carcases 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.

24:007:034 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.

24:008:001 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:

24:008:002 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.

24:008:003 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.

24:008:004 Moreover thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD; Shall
           they fall, and not arise? shall he turn away, and not return?

24:008:005 Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a
           perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to
           return.

24:008:006 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.

24:008:007 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.

24:008:008 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.

24:008:009 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?

24:008:010 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.

24:008:011 For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people
           slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

24:008:012 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.

24:008:013 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.

24:008:014 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.

24:008:015 We looked for peace, but no good came; and for a time of
           health, and behold trouble!

24:008:016 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.

24:008:017 For, behold, I will send serpents, cockatrices, among you,
           which will not be charmed, and they shall bite you, saith the
           LORD.

24:008:018 When I would comfort myself against sorrow, my heart is faint
           in me.

24:008:019 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?

24:008:020 The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not
           saved.

24:008:021 For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt; I am
           black; astonishment hath taken hold on me.

24:008:022 Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why
           then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?

24:009:001 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!

24:009:002 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.

24:009:003 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.

24:009:004 Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in
           any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and
           every neighbour will walk with slanders.

24:009:005 And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not
           speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies,
           and weary themselves to commit iniquity.

24:009:006 Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit
           they refuse to know me, saith the LORD.

24:009:007 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?

24:009:008 Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaketh deceit: one
           speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in
           heart he layeth his wait.

24:009:009 Shall I not visit them for these things? saith the LORD: shall
           not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

24:009:010 For the mountains will I take up a weeping and wailing, and
           for the habitations of the wilderness a lamentation, because
           they are burned 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.

24:009:011 And I will make Jerusalem heaps, and a den of dragons; and I
           will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant.

24:009:012 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 burned up like a
           wilderness, that none passeth through?

24:009:013 And the LORD saith, Because they have forsaken my law which I
           set before them, and have not obeyed my voice, neither walked
           therein;

24:009:014 But have walked after the imagination of their own heart, and
           after Baalim, which their fathers taught them:

24:009:015 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.

24:009:016 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.

24:009:017 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Consider ye, and call for the
           mourning women, that they may come; and send for cunning
           women, that they may come:

24:009:018 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.

24:009:019 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.

24:009:020 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 neighbour lamentation.

24:009:021 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.

24:009:022 Speak, Thus saith the LORD, Even the carcases of men shall
           fall as dung upon the open field, and as the handful after the
           harvestman, and none shall gather them.

24:009:023 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:

24:009:024 But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth
           and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise
           lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for
           in these things I delight, saith the LORD.

24:009:025 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will punish all
           them which are circumcised with the uncircumcised;

24:009:026 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.

24:010:001 Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of
           Israel:

24:010:002 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.

24:010:003 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.

24:010:004 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with
           nails and with hammers, that it move not.

24:010:005 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.

24:010:006 Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O LORD; thou art
           great, and thy name is great in might.

24:010:007 Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? for to thee doth
           it appertain: forasmuch as among all the wise men of the
           nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like unto
           thee.

24:010:008 But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a
           doctrine of vanities.

24:010:009 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 cunning men.

24:010:010 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.

24:010:011 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.

24:010:012 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.

24:010:013 When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in
           the heavens, and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the
           ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings with rain, and
           bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.

24:010:014 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.

24:010:015 They are vanity, and the work of errors: in the time of their
           visitation they shall perish.

24:010:016 The portion of Jacob is not like them: for he is the former of
           all things; and Israel is the rod of his inheritance: The LORD
           of hosts is his name.

24:010:017 Gather up thy wares out of the land, O inhabitant of the
           fortress.

24:010:018 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.

24:010:019 Woe is me for my hurt! my wound is grievous; but I said, Truly
           this is a grief, and I must bear it.

24:010:020 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.

24:010:021 For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the
           LORD: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks
           shall be scattered.

24:010:022 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.

24:010:023 O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is
           not in man that walketh to direct his steps.

24:010:024 O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger,
           lest thou bring me to nothing.

24:010:025 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.

24:011:001 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD saying,

24:011:002 Hear ye the words of this covenant, and speak unto the men of
           Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem;

24:011:003 And say thou unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel;
           Cursed be the man that obeyeth not the words of this covenant,

24:011:004 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:

24:011:005 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.

24:011:006 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.

24:011:007 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.

24:011:008 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.

24:011:009 And the LORD said unto me, A conspiracy is found among the men
           of Judah, and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

24:011:010 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.

24:011:011 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.

24:011:012 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.

24:011:013 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.

24:011:014 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.

24:011:015 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.

24:011:016 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.

24:011:017 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.

24:011:018 And the LORD hath given me knowledge of it, and I know it:
           then thou shewedst me their doings.

24:011:019 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.

24:011:020 But, O LORD of hosts, that judgest righteously, that triest
           the reins and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on them: for
           unto thee have I revealed my cause.

24:011:021 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:

24:011:022 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:

24:011:023 And there shall be no remnant of them: for I will bring evil
           upon the men of Anathoth, even the year of their visitation.

24:012:001 Righteous art thou, O LORD, when I plead with thee: yet let me
           talk with thee of thy judgments: Wherefore doth the way of the
           wicked prosper? wherefore are all they happy that deal very
           treacherously?

24:012:002 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.

24:012:003 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.

24:012:004 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.

24:012:005 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 Jordan?

24:012:006 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.

24:012:007 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.

24:012:008 Mine heritage is unto me as a lion in the forest; it crieth
           out against me: therefore have I hated it.

24:012:009 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.

24:012:010 Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my
           portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a
           desolate wilderness.

24:012:011 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.

24:012:012 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.

24:012:013 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.

24:012:014 Thus saith the LORD against all mine evil neighbours, 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.

24:012:015 And it shall come to pass, after that 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.

24:012:016 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.

24:012:017 But if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy
           that nation, saith the LORD.

24:013:001 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.

24:013:002 So I got a girdle according to the word of the LORD, and put
           it on my loins.

24:013:003 And the word of the LORD came unto me the second time, saying,

24:013:004 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.

24:013:005 So I went, and hid it by Euphrates, as the LORD commanded me.

24:013:006 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.

24:013:007 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.

24:013:008 Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

24:013:009 Thus saith the LORD, After this manner will I mar the pride of
           Judah, and the great pride of Jerusalem.

24:013:010 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.

24:013:011 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.

24:013:012 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?

24:013:013 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.

24:013:014 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.

24:013:015 Hear ye, and give ear; be not proud: for the LORD hath spoken.

24:013:016 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.

24:013:017 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.

24:013:018 Say unto the king and to the queen, Humble yourselves, sit
           down: for your principalities shall come down, even the crown
           of your glory.

24:013:019 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.

24:013:020 Lift up your eyes, and behold them that come from the north:
           where is the flock that was given thee, thy beautiful flock?

24:013:021 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?

24:013:022 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.

24:013:023 Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?
           then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.

24:013:024 Therefore will I scatter them as the stubble that passeth away
           by the wind of the wilderness.

24:013:025 This is thy lot, the portion of thy measures from me, saith
           the LORD; because thou hast forgotten me, and trusted in
           falsehood.

24:013:026 Therefore will I discover thy skirts upon thy face, that thy
           shame may appear.

24:013:027 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?

24:014:001 The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah concerning the
           dearth.

24:014:002 Judah mourneth, and the gates thereof languish; they are black
           unto the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.

24:014:003 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.

24:014:004 Because the ground is chapt, for there was no rain in the
           earth, the plowmen were ashamed, they covered their heads.

24:014:005 Yea, the hind also calved in the field, and forsook it,
           because there was no grass.

24:014:006 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.

24:014:007 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.

24:014:008 O the hope of Israel, the saviour thereof in time of trouble,
           why shouldest thou be as a stranger in the land, and as a
           wayfaring man that turneth aside to tarry for a night?

24:014:009 Why shouldest thou be as a man astonied, 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.

24:014:010 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.

24:014:011 Then said the LORD unto me, Pray not for this people for their
           good.

24:014:012 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.

24:014:013 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.

24:014:014 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.

24:014:015 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.

24:014:016 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.

24:014:017 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.

24:014:018 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.

24:014:019 Hast thou utterly rejected Judah? hath thy soul lothed 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!

24:014:020 We acknowledge, O LORD, our wickedness, and the iniquity of
           our fathers: for we have sinned against thee.

24:014:021 Do not abhor us, for thy name’s sake, do not disgrace the
           throne of thy glory: remember, break not thy covenant with us.

24:014:022 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.

24:015:001 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.

24:015:002 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.

24:015:003 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.

24:015:004 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.

24:015:005 For who shall have pity upon thee, O Jerusalem? or who shall
           bemoan thee? or who shall go aside to ask how thou doest?

24:015:006 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.

24:015:007 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.

24:015:008 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.

24:015:009 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.

24:015:010 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.

24:015:011 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.

24:015:012 Shall iron break the northern iron and the steel?

24:015:013 Thy substance and thy treasures will I give to the spoil
           without price, and that for all thy sins, even in all thy
           borders.

24:015:014 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.

24:015:015 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.

24:015:016 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.

24:015:017 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.

24:015:018 Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which
           refuseth to be healed? wilt thou be altogether unto me as a
           liar, and as waters that fail?

24:015:019 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.

24:015:020 And I will make thee unto this people a fenced brasen 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.

24:015:021 And I will deliver thee out of the hand of the wicked, and I
           will redeem thee out of the hand of the terrible.

24:016:001 The word of the LORD came also unto me, saying,

24:016:002 Thou shalt not take thee a wife, neither shalt thou have sons
           or daughters in this place.

24:016:003 For thus saith the LORD concerning the sons and concerning the
           daughters that are born in this place, and concerning their
           mothers that bare them, and concerning their fathers that
           begat them in this land;

24:016:004 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 carcases shall be meat for the
           fowls of heaven, and for the beasts of the earth.

24:016:005 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 lovingkindness
           and mercies.

24:016:006 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:

24:016:007 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.

24:016:008 Thou shalt not also go into the house of feasting, to sit with
           them to eat and to drink.

24:016:009 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.

24:016:010 And it shall come to pass, when thou shalt shew 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?

24:016:011 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;

24:016:012 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:

24:016:013 Therefore will I cast you out of this land into a land that ye
           know not, neither ye nor your fathers; and there shall ye
           serve other gods day and night; where I will not shew you
           favour.

24:016:014 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;

24:016:015 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.

24:016:016 Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith the LORD, and they
           shall fish them; and after will I send for many hunters, and
           they shall hunt them from every mountain, and from every hill,
           and out of the holes of the rocks.

24:016:017 For mine eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from
           my face, neither is their iniquity hid from mine eyes.

24:016:018 And first I will recompense their iniquity and their sin
           double; because they have defiled my land, they have filled
           mine inheritance with the carcases of their detestable and
           abominable things.

24:016:019 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.

24:016:020 Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods?

24:016:021 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.

24:017:001 The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron, and with the
           point of a diamond: it is graven upon the table of their
           heart, and upon the horns of your altars;

24:017:002 Whilst their children remember their altars and their groves
           by the green trees upon the high hills.

24:017:003 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.

24:017:004 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 for ever.

24:017:005 Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man,
           and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the
           LORD.

24:017:006 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.

24:017:007 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope
           the LORD is.

24:017:008 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.

24:017:009 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately
           wicked: who can know it?

24:017:010 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.

24:017:011 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.

24:017:012 A glorious high throne from the beginning is the place of our
           sanctuary.

24:017:013 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.

24:017:014 Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall
           be saved: for thou art my praise.

24:017:015 Behold, they say unto me, Where is the word of the LORD? let
           it come now.

24:017:016 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.

24:017:017 Be not a terror unto me: thou art my hope in the day of evil.

24:017:018 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.

24:017:019 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 the which they go out, and in all the gates of
           Jerusalem;

24:017:020 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:

24:017:021 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;

24:017:022 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.

24:017:023 But they obeyed not, neither inclined their ear, but made
           their neck stiff, that they might not hear, nor receive
           instruction.

24:017:024 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;

24:017:025 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 for
           ever.

24:017:026 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 meat offerings,
           and incense, and bringing sacrifices of praise, unto the house
           of the LORD.

24:017:027 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.

24:018:001 The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,

24:018:002 Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will
           cause thee to hear my words.

24:018:003 Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he
           wrought a work on the wheels.

24:018:004 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.

24:018:005 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

24:018:006 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.

24:018:007 At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and
           concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to
           destroy it;

24:018:008 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.

24:018:009 And at what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and
           concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it;

24:018:010 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.

24:018:011 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.

24:018:012 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.

24:018:013 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.

24:018:014 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?

24:018:015 Because my people hath forgotten me, they have burned 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;

24:018:016 To make their land desolate, and a perpetual hissing; every
           one that passeth thereby shall be astonished, and wag his
           head.

24:018:017 I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy; I
           will shew them the back, and not the face, in the day of their
           calamity.

24:018:018 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.

24:018:019 Give heed to me, O LORD, and hearken to the voice of them that
           contend with me.

24:018:020 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.

24:018:021 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.

24:018:022 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.

24:018:023 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.

24:019:001 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;

24:019:002 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,

24:019:003 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.

24:019:004 Because they have forsaken me, and have estranged this place,
           and have burned 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;

24:019:005 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:

24:019:006 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that this
           place shall no more be called Tophet, nor The valley of the
           son of Hinnom, but The valley of slaughter.

24:019:007 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 carcases will I give to be meat for the fowls of the
           heaven, and for the beasts of the earth.

24:019:008 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.

24:019:009 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 straitness, wherewith
           their enemies, and they that seek their lives, shall straiten
           them.

24:019:010 Then shalt thou break the bottle in the sight of the men that
           go with thee,

24:019:011 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 Tophet, till there be no place to bury.

24:019:012 Thus will I do unto this place, saith the LORD, and to the
           inhabitants thereof, and even make this city as Tophet:

24:019:013 And the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses of the kings of
           Judah, shall be defiled as the place of Tophet, because of all
           the houses upon whose roofs they have burned incense unto all
           the host of heaven, and have poured out drink offerings unto
           other gods.

24:019:014 Then came Jeremiah from Tophet, 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,

24:019:015 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.

24:020:001 Now Pashur the son of Immer the priest, who was also chief
           governor in the house of the LORD, heard that Jeremiah
           prophesied these things.

24:020:002 Then Pashur 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.

24:020:003 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Pashur brought forth
           Jeremiah out of the stocks. Then said Jeremiah unto him, The
           LORD hath not called thy name Pashur, but Magormissabib.

24:020:004 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.

24:020:005 Moreover I will deliver all the strength of this city, and all
           the labours 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.

24:020:006 And thou, Pashur, 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.

24:020:007 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.

24:020:008 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.

24:020:009 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.

24:020:010 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.

24:020:011 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.

24:020:012 But, O LORD of hosts, that triest the righteous, and seest the
           reins and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on them: for
           unto thee have I opened my cause.

24:020:013 Sing unto the LORD, praise ye the LORD: for he hath delivered
           the soul of the poor from the hand of evildoers.

24:020:014 Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day wherein
           my mother bare me be blessed.

24:020:015 Cursed be the man who brought tidings to my father, saying, A
           man child is born unto thee; making him very glad.

24:020:016 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;

24:020:017 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.

24:020:018 Wherefore came I forth out of the womb to see labour and
           sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?

24:021:001 The word which came unto Jeremiah from the LORD, when king
           Zedekiah sent unto him Pashur the son of Melchiah, and
           Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah the priest, saying,

24:021:002 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.

24:021:003 Then said Jeremiah unto them, Thus shall ye say to Zedekiah:

24:021:004 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.

24:021:005 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.

24:021:006 And I will smite the inhabitants of this city, both man and
           beast: they shall die of a great pestilence.

24:021:007 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.

24:021:008 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.

24:021:009 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.

24:021:010 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.

24:021:011 And touching the house of the king of Judah, say, Hear ye the
           word of the LORD;

24:021:012 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.

24:021:013 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?

24:021:014 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.

24:022:001 Thus saith the LORD; Go down to the house of the king of
           Judah, and speak there this word,

24:022:002 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:

24:022:003 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 stranger, the fatherless,
           nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.

24:022:004 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.

24:022:005 But if ye will not hear these words, I swear by myself, saith
           the LORD, that this house shall become a desolation.

24:022:006 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.

24:022:007 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.

24:022:008 And many nations shall pass by this city, and they shall say
           every man to his neighbour, Wherefore hath the LORD done thus
           unto this great city?

24:022:009 Then they shall answer, Because they have forsaken the
           covenant of the LORD their God, and worshipped other gods, and
           served them.

24:022:010 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.

24:022:011 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:

24:022:012 But he shall die in the place whither they have led him
           captive, and shall see this land no more.

24:022:013 Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness, and
           his chambers by wrong; that useth his neighbour’s service
           without wages, and giveth him not for his work;

24:022:014 That saith, I will build me a wide house and large chambers,
           and cutteth him out windows; and it is cieled with cedar, and
           painted with vermilion.

24:022:015 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?

24:022:016 He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well
           with him: was not this to know me? saith the LORD.

24:022:017 But thine eyes and thine heart are not but for thy
           covetousness, and for to shed innocent blood, and for
           oppression, and for violence, to do it.

24:022:018 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!

24:022:019 He shall be buried with the burial of an ass, drawn and cast
           forth beyond the gates of Jerusalem.

24:022:020 Go up to Lebanon, and cry; and lift up thy voice in Bashan,
           and cry from the passages: for all thy lovers are destroyed.

24:022:021 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.

24:022:022 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.

24:022:023 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!

24:022:024 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 thence;

24:022:025 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.

24:022:026 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.

24:022:027 But to the land whereunto they desire to return, thither shall
           they not return.

24:022:028 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?

24:022:029 O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.

24:022:030 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.

24:023:001 Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of
           my pasture! saith the LORD.

24:023:002 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.

24:023:003 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.

24:023:004 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.

24:023:005 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.

24:023:006 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.

24:023:007 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;

24:023:008 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.

24:023:009 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.

24:023:010 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.

24:023:011 For both prophet and priest are profane; yea, in my house have
           I found their wickedness, saith the LORD.

24:023:012 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.

24:023:013 And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they
           prophesied in Baal, and caused my people Israel to err.

24:023:014 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.

24:023:015 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.

24:023:016 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.

24:023:017 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.

24:023:018 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?

24:023:019 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.

24:023:020 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.

24:023:021 I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not
           spoken to them, yet they prophesied.

24:023:022 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.

24:023:023 Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off?

24:023:024 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.

24:023:025 I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my
           name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.

24:023:026 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;

24:023:027 Which think to cause my people to forget my name by their
           dreams which they tell every man to his neighbour, as their
           fathers have forgotten my name for Baal.

24:023:028 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.

24:023:029 Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a
           hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?

24:023:030 Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD,
           that steal my words every one from his neighbour.

24:023:031 Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that use
           their tongues, and say, He saith.

24:023:032 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.

24:023:033 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.

24:023:034 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.

24:023:035 Thus shall ye say every one to his neighbour, and every one to
           his brother, What hath the LORD answered? and, What hath the
           LORD spoken?

24:023:036 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.

24:023:037 Thus shalt thou say to the prophet, What hath the LORD
           answered thee? and, What hath the LORD spoken?

24:023:038 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;

24:023:039 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:

24:023:040 And I will bring an everlasting reproach upon you, and a
           perpetual shame, which shall not be forgotten.

24:024:001 The LORD shewed me, and, behold, two baskets of figs were set
           before the temple of the LORD, after that 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.

24:024:002 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.

24:024:003 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 evil.

24:024:004 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

24:024:005 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.

24:024:006 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.

24:024:007 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.

24:024:008 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:

24:024:009 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.

24:024:010 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.

24:025:001 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;

24:025:002 The which Jeremiah the prophet spake unto all the people of
           Judah, and to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying,

24:025:003 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.

24:025:004 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.

24:025:005 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 for ever and
           ever:

24:025:006 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.

24:025:007 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.

24:025:008 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Because ye have not
           heard my words,

24:025:009 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.

24:025:010 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.

24:025:011 And this whole land shall be a desolation, and an
           astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of
           Babylon seventy years.

24:025:012 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.

24:025:013 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.

24:025:014 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.

24:025:015 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.

24:025:016 And they shall drink, and be moved, and be mad, because of the
           sword that I will send among them.

24:025:017 Then took I the cup at the LORD’s hand, and made all the
           nations to drink, unto whom the LORD had sent me:

24:025:018 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;

24:025:019 Pharaoh king of Egypt, and his servants, and his princes, and
           all his people;

24:025:020 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 Azzah, and Ekron, and the remnant of Ashdod,

24:025:021 Edom, and Moab, and the children of Ammon,

24:025:022 And all the kings of Tyrus, and all the kings of Zidon, and
           the kings of the isles which are beyond the sea,

24:025:023 Dedan, and Tema, and Buz, and all that are in the utmost
           corners,

24:025:024 And all the kings of Arabia, and all the kings of the mingled
           people that dwell in the desert,

24:025:025 And all the kings of Zimri, and all the kings of Elam, and all
           the kings of the Medes,

24:025:026 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.

24:025:027 Therefore thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of
           hosts, the God of Israel; Drink ye, and be drunken, and spue,
           and fall, and rise no more, because of the sword which I will
           send among you.

24:025:028 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.

24:025:029 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.

24:025:030 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.

24:025:031 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.

24:025:032 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 coasts of the earth.

24:025:033 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.

24:025:034 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.

24:025:035 And the shepherds shall have no way to flee, nor the principal
           of the flock to escape.

24:025:036 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.

24:025:037 And the peaceable habitations are cut down because of the
           fierce anger of the LORD.

24:025:038 He hath forsaken his covert, as the lion: for their land is
           desolate because of the fierceness of the oppressor, and
           because of his fierce anger.

24:026:001 In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah
           king of Judah came this word from the LORD, saying,

24:026:002 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:

24:026:003 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.

24:026:004 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,

24:026:005 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;

24:026:006 Then will I make this house like Shiloh, and will make this
           city a curse to all the nations of the earth.

24:026:007 So the priests and the prophets and all the people heard
           Jeremiah speaking these words in the house of the LORD.

24:026:008 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.

24:026:009 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.

24:026:010 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.

24:026:011 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.

24:026:012 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.

24:026:013 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.

24:026:014 As for me, behold, I am in your hand: do with me as seemeth
           good and meet unto you.

24:026:015 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.

24:026:016 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.

24:026:017 Then rose up certain of the elders of the land, and spake to
           all the assembly of the people, saying,

24:026:018 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.

24:026:019 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.

24:026:020 And there was also a man that prophesied in the name of the
           LORD, Urijah the son of Shemaiah of Kirjathjearim, who
           prophesied against this city and against this land according
           to all the words of Jeremiah.

24:026:021 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;

24:026:022 And Jehoiakim the king sent men into Egypt, namely, Elnathan
           the son of Achbor, and certain men with him into Egypt.

24:026:023 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.

24:026:024 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.

24:027:001 In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah
           king of Judah came this word unto Jeremiah from the LORD,
           saying,

24:027:002 Thus saith the LORD to me; Make thee bonds and yokes, and put
           them upon thy neck,

24:027:003 And send them to the king of Edom, and to the king of Moab,
           and to the king of the Ammonites, and to the king of Tyrus,
           and to the king of Zidon, by the hand of the messengers which
           come to Jerusalem unto Zedekiah king of Judah;

24:027:004 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;

24:027:005 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.

24:027:006 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.

24:027:007 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.

24:027:008 And it shall come to pass, that the nation and kingdom which
           will not serve the same Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon,
           and that will not put their neck under the yoke of the king of
           Babylon, that nation will I punish, saith the LORD, with the
           sword, and with the famine, and with the pestilence, until I
           have consumed them by his hand.

24:027:009 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:

24:027:010 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.

24:027:011 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.

24:027:012 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.

24:027:013 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?

24:027:014 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.

24:027:015 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.

24:027:016 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.

24:027:017 Hearken not unto them; serve the king of Babylon, and live:
           wherefore should this city be laid waste?

24:027:018 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.

24:027:019 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.

24:027:020 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;

24:027:021 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;

24:027:022 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.

24:028:001 And it came to pass the same year, in the beginning of the
           reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the fourth year, and in
           the fifth month, that Hananiah the son of Azur the prophet,
           which was of Gibeon, spake unto me in the house of the LORD,
           in the presence of the priests and of all the people, saying,

24:028:002 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying, I
           have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon.

24:028:003 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:

24:028:004 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.

24:028:005 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,

24:028:006 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.

24:028:007 Nevertheless hear thou now this word that I speak in thine
           ears, and in the ears of all the people;

24:028:008 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.

24:028:009 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.

24:028:010 Then Hananiah the prophet took the yoke from off the prophet
           Jeremiah’s neck, and brake it.

24:028:011 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.

24:028:012 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,

24:028:013 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.

24:028:014 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.

24:028:015 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.

24:028:016 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.

24:028:017 So Hananiah the prophet died the same year in the seventh
           month.

24:029:001 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;

24:029:002 (After that Jeconiah the king, and the queen, and the eunuchs,
           the princes of Judah and Jerusalem, and the carpenters, and
           the smiths, were departed from Jerusalem;)

24:029:003 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,

24:029:004 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;

24:029:005 Build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat
           the fruit of them;

24:029:006 Take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters; and take wives
           for your sons, and give your daughters to husbands, that they
           may bear sons and daughters; that ye may be increased there,
           and not diminished.

24:029:007 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.

24:029:008 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.

24:029:009 For they prophesy falsely unto you in my name: I have not sent
           them, saith the LORD.

24:029:010 For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be
           accomplished at Babylon I will visit you, and perform my good
           word toward you, in causing you to return to this place.

24:029:011 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.

24:029:012 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me,
           and I will hearken unto you.

24:029:013 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me
           with all your heart.

24:029:014 And I will be found of you, saith the LORD: and I will turn
           away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the
           nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you,
           saith the LORD; and I will bring you again into the place
           whence I caused you to be carried away captive.

24:029:015 Because ye have said, The LORD hath raised us up prophets in
           Babylon;

24:029:016 Know that thus saith the LORD of the king that sitteth upon
           the throne of David, and of all the people that dwelleth in
           this city, and of your brethren that are not gone forth with
           you into captivity;

24:029:017 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 evil.

24:029:018 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:

24:029:019 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.

24:029:020 Hear ye therefore the word of the LORD, all ye of the
           captivity, whom I have sent from Jerusalem to Babylon:

24:029:021 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;

24:029:022 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;

24:029:023 Because they have committed villany in Israel, and have
           committed adultery with their neighbours’ wives, and have
           spoken lying words in my name, which I have not commanded
           them; even I know, and am a witness, saith the LORD.

24:029:024 Thus shalt thou also speak to Shemaiah the Nehelamite, saying,

24:029:025 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,

24:029:026 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.

24:029:027 Now therefore why hast thou not reproved Jeremiah of Anathoth,
           which maketh himself a prophet to you?

24:029:028 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.

24:029:029 And Zephaniah the priest read this letter in the ears of
           Jeremiah the prophet.

24:029:030 Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah, saying,

24:029:031 Send to all them of the captivity, saying, Thus saith the LORD
           concerning Shemaiah the Nehelamite; Because that Shemaiah hath
           prophesied unto you, and I sent him not, and he caused you to
           trust in a lie:

24:029:032 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.

24:030:001 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,

24:030:002 Thus speaketh the LORD God of Israel, saying, Write thee all
           the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book.

24:030:003 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.

24:030:004 And these are the words that the LORD spake concerning Israel
           and concerning Judah.

24:030:005 For thus saith the LORD; We have heard a voice of trembling,
           of fear, and not of peace.

24:030:006 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?

24:030:007 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.

24:030:008 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:

24:030:009 But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king,
           whom I will raise up unto them.

24:030:010 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.

24:030:011 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 I will not make a full end of thee: but I will correct
           thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether
           unpunished.

24:030:012 For thus saith the LORD, Thy bruise is incurable, and thy
           wound is grievous.

24:030:013 There is none to plead thy cause, that thou mayest be bound
           up: thou hast no healing medicines.

24:030:014 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.

24:030:015 Why criest thou for thine affliction? thy sorrow is incurable
           for the multitude of thine iniquity: because thy sins were
           increased, I have done these things unto thee.

24:030:016 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.

24:030:017 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.

24:030:018 Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will bring again the captivity
           of Jacob’s tents, and have mercy on his dwellingplaces; and
           the city shall be builded upon her own heap, and the palace
           shall remain after the manner thereof.

24:030:019 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.

24:030:020 Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their
           congregation shall be established before me, and I will punish
           all that oppress them.

24:030:021 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.

24:030:022 And ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.

24:030:023 Behold, the whirlwind of the LORD goeth forth with fury, a
           continuing whirlwind: it shall fall with pain upon the head of
           the wicked.

24:030:024 The fierce anger of the LORD shall not return, until he hath
           done it, and until he have performed the intents of his heart:
           in the latter days ye shall consider it.

24:031:001 At the same time, saith the LORD, will I be the God of all the
           families of Israel, and they shall be my people.

24:031:002 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.

24:031:003 The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have
           loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with
           lovingkindness have I drawn thee.

24:031:004 Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of
           Israel: thou shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets, and
           shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry.

24:031:005 Thou shalt yet plant vines upon the mountains of Samaria: the
           planters shall plant, and shall eat them as common things.

24:031:006 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.

24:031:007 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.

24:031:008 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.

24:031:009 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I
           lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters
           in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a
           father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.

24:031:010 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.

24:031:011 For the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the
           hand of him that was stronger than he.

24:031:012 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.

24:031:013 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.

24:031:014 And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and
           my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, saith the LORD.

24:031:015 Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation,
           and bitter weeping; Rahel weeping for her children refused to
           be comforted for her children, because they were not.

24:031:016 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.

24:031:017 And there is hope in thine end, saith the LORD, that thy
           children shall come again to their own border.

24:031:018 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.

24:031:019 Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I
           was instructed, I smote upon my thigh: I was ashamed, yea,
           even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth.

24:031:020 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.

24:031:021 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.

24:031:022 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.

24:031:023 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.

24:031:024 And there shall dwell in Judah itself, and in all the cities
           thereof together, husbandmen, and they that go forth with
           flocks.

24:031:025 For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished
           every sorrowful soul.

24:031:026 Upon this I awaked, and beheld; and my sleep was sweet unto
           me.

24:031:027 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.

24:031:028 And it shall come to pass, that like as I have watched over
           them, to pluck up, and to break down, and to throw down, and
           to destroy, and to afflict; so will I watch over them, to
           build, and to plant, saith the LORD.

24:031:029 In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a
           sour grape, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.

24:031:030 But every one shall die for his own iniquity: every man that
           eateth the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge.

24:031:031 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:

24:031:032 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:

24:031:033 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.

24:031:034 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and
           every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall
           all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them,
           saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will
           remember their sin no more.

24:031:035 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:

24:031:036 If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD,
           then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation
           before me for ever.

24:031:037 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.

24:031:038 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the city shall be
           built to the LORD from the tower of Hananeel unto the gate of
           the corner.

24:031:039 And the measuring line shall yet go forth over against it upon
           the hill Gareb, and shall compass about to Goath.

24:031:040 And the whole valley of the dead bodies, and of the ashes, and
           all the fields unto the brook of Kidron, unto the corner of
           the horse gate toward the east, shall be holy unto the LORD;
           it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down any more for ever.

24:032:001 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.

24:032:002 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.

24:032:003 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;

24:032:004 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;

24:032:005 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.

24:032:006 And Jeremiah said, The word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

24:032:007 Behold, Hanameel the son of Shallum thine uncle shall come
           unto thee saying, Buy thee my field that is in Anathoth: for
           the right of redemption is thine to buy it.

24:032:008 So Hanameel mine uncle’s son came to me in the court of the
           prison according to the word of the LORD, and said unto me,
           Buy my field, I pray thee, that is in Anathoth, which is in
           the country of Benjamin: for the right of inheritance is
           thine, and the redemption is thine; buy it for thyself. Then I
           knew that this was the word of the LORD.

24:032:009 And I bought the field of Hanameel my uncle’s son, that was in
           Anathoth, and weighed him the money, even seventeen shekels of
           silver.

24:032:010 And I subscribed the evidence, and sealed it, and took
           witnesses, and weighed him the money in the balances.

24:032:011 So I took the evidence of the purchase, both that which was
           sealed according to the law and custom, and that which was
           open:

24:032:012 And I gave the evidence of the purchase unto Baruch the son of
           Neriah, the son of Maaseiah, in the sight of Hanameel mine
           uncle’s son, and in the presence of the witnesses that
           subscribed the book of the purchase, before all the Jews that
           sat in the court of the prison.

24:032:013 And I charged Baruch before them, saying,

24:032:014 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.

24:032:015 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Houses
           and fields and vineyards shall be possessed again in this
           land.

24:032:016 Now when I had delivered the evidence of the purchase unto
           Baruch the son of Neriah, I prayed unto the LORD, saying,

24:032:017 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:

24:032:018 Thou shewest lovingkindness unto thousands, and recompensest
           the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children
           after them: the Great, the Mighty God, the LORD of hosts, is
           his name,

24:032:019 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:

24:032:020 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;

24:032:021 And hast brought forth thy people Israel out of the land of
           Egypt with signs, and with wonders, and with a strong hand,
           and with a stretched out arm, and with great terror;

24:032:022 And hast given them this land, which thou didst swear to their
           fathers to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey;

24:032:023 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:

24:032:024 Behold the mounts, they are come unto the city to take it; and
           the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans, that fight
           against it, because of the sword, and of the famine, and of
           the pestilence: and what thou hast spoken is come to pass;
           and, behold, thou seest it.

24:032:025 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.

24:032:026 Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah, saying,

24:032:027 Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any
           thing too hard for me?

24:032:028 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:

24:032:029 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.

24:032:030 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.

24:032:031 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,

24:032:032 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.

24:032:033 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.

24:032:034 But they set their abominations in the house, which is called
           by my name, to defile it.

24:032:035 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.

24:032:036 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;

24:032:037 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:

24:032:038 And they shall be my people, and I will be their God:

24:032:039 And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may
           fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children
           after them:

24:032:040 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.

24:032:041 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.

24:032:042 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.

24:032:043 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.

24:032:044 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.

24:033:001 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,

24:033:002 Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that formed
           it, to establish it; the LORD is his name;

24:033:003 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and
           mighty things, which thou knowest not.

24:033:004 For thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning the
           houses of this city, and concerning the houses of the kings of
           Judah, which are thrown down by the mounts, and by the sword;

24:033:005 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 hid my
           face from this city.

24:033:006 Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them,
           and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth.

24:033:007 And I will cause the captivity of Judah and the captivity of
           Israel to return, and will build them, as at the first.

24:033:008 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.

24:033:009 And it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and an honour
           before all the nations of the earth, which shall hear all the
           good that I do unto them: and they shall fear and tremble for
           all the goodness and for all the prosperity that I procure
           unto it.

24:033:010 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,

24:033:011 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the
           bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that
           shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts: for the LORD is good; for
           his mercy endureth for ever: and of them that shall bring the
           sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will
           cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first,
           saith the LORD.

24:033:012 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.

24:033:013 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.

24:033:014 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.

24:033:015 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.

24:033:016 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.

24:033:017 For thus saith the LORD; David shall never want a man to sit
           upon the throne of the house of Israel;

24:033:018 Neither shall the priests the Levites want a man before me to
           offer burnt offerings, and to kindle meat offerings, and to do
           sacrifice continually.

24:033:019 And the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah, saying,

24:033:020 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;

24:033:021 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.

24:033:022 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.

24:033:023 Moreover the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying,

24:033:024 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.

24:033:025 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;

24:033:026 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.

24:034:001 The word which came unto Jeremiah from the LORD, when
           Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and all his army, and all the
           kingdoms of the earth of his dominion, and all the people,
           fought against Jerusalem, and against all the cities thereof,
           saying,

24:034:002 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:

24:034:003 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.

24:034:004 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:

24:034:005 But thou shalt die in peace: and with the burnings of thy
           fathers, the former kings which were before thee, so shall
           they burn odours for thee; and they will lament thee, saying,
           Ah lord! for I have pronounced the word, saith the LORD.

24:034:006 Then Jeremiah the prophet spake all these words unto Zedekiah
           king of Judah in Jerusalem,

24:034:007 When the king of Babylon’s army fought against Jerusalem, and
           against all the cities of Judah that were left, against
           Lachish, and against Azekah: for these defenced cities
           remained of the cities of Judah.

24:034:008 This is the word that came unto Jeremiah from the LORD, after
           that the king Zedekiah had made a covenant with all the people
           which were at Jerusalem, to proclaim liberty unto them;

24:034:009 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.

24:034:010 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.

24:034:011 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.

24:034:012 Therefore the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah from the LORD,
           saying,

24:034:013 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,

24:034:014 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.

24:034:015 And ye were now turned, and had done right in my sight, in
           proclaiming liberty every man to his neighbour; and ye had
           made a covenant before me in the house which is called by my
           name:

24:034:016 But ye turned and polluted my name, and caused every man his
           servant, and every man his handmaid, whom he had set at
           liberty at their pleasure, to return, and brought them into
           subjection, to be unto you for servants and for handmaids.

24:034:017 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Ye have not hearkened unto me,
           in proclaiming liberty, every one to his brother, and every
           man to his neighbour: behold, I proclaim a liberty for you,
           saith the LORD, to the sword, to the pestilence, and to the
           famine; and I will make you to be removed into all the
           kingdoms of the earth.

24:034:018 And I will give the men that have transgressed my covenant,
           which have not performed the words of the covenant which they
           had made before me, when they cut the calf in twain, and
           passed between the parts thereof,

24:034:019 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;

24:034:020 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.

24:034:021 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.

24:034:022 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.

24:035:001 The word which came unto Jeremiah from the LORD in the days of
           Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, saying,

24:035:002 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.

24:035:003 Then I took Jaazaniah the son of Jeremiah, the son of
           Habaziniah, and his brethren, and all his sons, and the whole
           house of the Rechabites;

24:035:004 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:

24:035:005 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.

24:035:006 But they said, We will drink no wine: for Jonadab the son of
           Rechab our father commanded us, saying, Ye shall drink no
           wine, neither ye, nor your sons for ever:

24:035:007 Neither shall ye build house, nor sow seed, nor plant
           vineyard, nor have any: but all your days ye shall dwell in
           tents; that ye may live many days in the land where ye be
           strangers.

24:035:008 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;

24:035:009 Nor to build houses for us to dwell in: neither have we
           vineyard, nor field, nor seed:

24:035:010 But we have dwelt in tents, and have obeyed, and done
           according to all that Jonadab our father commanded us.

24:035:011 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.

24:035:012 Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah, saying,

24:035:013 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.

24:035:014 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.

24:035:015 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.

24:035:016 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:

24:035:017 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.

24:035:018 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:

24:035:019 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel;
           Jonadab the son of Rechab shall not want a man to stand before
           me for ever.

24:036:001 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,

24:036:002 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.

24:036:003 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.

24:036:004 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.

24:036:005 And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, I am shut up; I cannot
           go into the house of the LORD:

24:036:006 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.

24:036:007 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.

24:036:008 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.

24:036:009 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.

24:036:010 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.

24:036:011 When Michaiah the son of Gemariah, the son of Shaphan, had
           heard out of the book all the words of the LORD,

24:036:012 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.

24:036:013 Then Michaiah declared unto them all the words that he had
           heard, when Baruch read the book in the ears of the people.

24:036:014 Therefore all the princes sent Jehudi the son of Nethaniah,
           the son of Shelemiah, the son of Cushi, unto Baruch, saying,
           Take in thine hand the roll wherein thou hast read in the ears
           of the people, and come. So Baruch the son of Neriah took the
           roll in his hand, and came unto them.

24:036:015 And they said unto him, Sit down now, and read it in our ears.
           So Baruch read it in their ears.

24:036:016 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.

24:036:017 And they asked Baruch, saying, Tell us now, How didst thou
           write all these words at his mouth?

24:036:018 Then Baruch answered them, He pronounced all these words unto
           me with his mouth, and I wrote them with ink in the book.

24:036:019 Then said the princes unto Baruch, Go, hide thee, thou and
           Jeremiah; and let no man know where ye be.

24:036:020 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.

24:036:021 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.

24:036:022 Now the king sat in the winterhouse in the ninth month: and
           there was a fire on the hearth burning before him.

24:036:023 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.

24:036:024 Yet they were not afraid, nor rent their garments, neither the
           king, nor any of his servants that heard all these words.

24:036:025 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.

24:036:026 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.

24:036:027 Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, after that the
           king had burned the roll, and the words which Baruch wrote at
           the mouth of Jeremiah, saying,

24:036:028 Take thee again another roll, and write in it all the former
           words that were in the first roll, which Jehoiakim the king of
           Judah hath burned.

24:036:029 And thou shalt say to Jehoiakim king of Judah, Thus saith the
           LORD; Thou hast burned this roll, saying, Why hast thou
           written therein, saying, The king of Babylon shall certainly
           come and destroy this land, and shall cause to cease from
           thence man and beast?

24:036:030 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.

24:036:031 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.

24:036:032 Then took Jeremiah another roll, and gave it to Baruch the
           scribe, the son of Neriah; who wrote therein from the mouth of
           Jeremiah all the words of the book which Jehoiakim king of
           Judah had burned in the fire: and there were added besides
           unto them many like words.

24:037:001 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.

24:037:002 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.

24:037:003 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.

24:037:004 Now Jeremiah came in and went out among the people: for they
           had not put him into prison.

24:037:005 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.

24:037:006 Then came the word of the LORD unto the prophet Jeremiah
           saying,

24:037:007 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.

24:037:008 And the Chaldeans shall come again, and fight against this
           city, and take it, and burn it with fire.

24:037:009 Thus saith the LORD; Deceive not yourselves, saying, The
           Chaldeans shall surely depart from us: for they shall not
           depart.

24:037:010 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.

24:037:011 And it came to pass, that when the army of the Chaldeans was
           broken up from Jerusalem for fear of Pharaoh’s army,

24:037:012 Then Jeremiah went forth out of Jerusalem to go into the land
           of Benjamin, to separate himself thence in the midst of the
           people.

24:037:013 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.

24:037:014 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.

24:037:015 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.

24:037:016 When Jeremiah was entered into the dungeon, and into the
           cabins, and Jeremiah had remained there many days;

24:037:017 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.

24:037:018 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?

24:037:019 Where are now your prophets which prophesied unto you, saying,
           The king of Babylon shall not come against you, nor against
           this land?

24:037:020 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.

24:037:021 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.

24:038:001 Then Shephatiah the son of Mattan, and Gedaliah the son of
           Pashur, and Jucal the son of Shelemiah, and Pashur the son of
           Malchiah, heard the words that Jeremiah had spoken unto all
           the people, saying,

24:038:002 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.

24:038:003 Thus saith the LORD, This city shall surely be given into the
           hand of the king of Babylon’s army, which shall take it.

24:038:004 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.

24:038:005 Then Zedekiah the king said, Behold, he is in your hand: for
           the king is not he that can do any thing against you.

24:038:006 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.

24:038:007 Now when Ebedmelech 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;

24:038:008 Ebedmelech went forth out of the king’s house, and spake to
           the king saying,

24:038:009 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.

24:038:010 Then the king commanded Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, saying, Take
           from hence thirty men with thee, and take up Jeremiah the
           prophet out of the dungeon, before he die.

24:038:011 So Ebedmelech 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.

24:038:012 And Ebedmelech the Ethiopian said unto Jeremiah, Put now these
           old cast clouts and rotten rags under thine armholes under the
           cords. And Jeremiah did so.

24:038:013 So they drew up Jeremiah with cords, and took him up out of
           the dungeon: and Jeremiah remained in the court of the prison.

24:038:014 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.

24:038:015 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?

24:038:016 So Zedekiah the king sware secretly unto Jeremiah, saying, As
           the LORD liveth, that made us this soul, I will not put thee
           to death, neither will I give thee into the hand of these men
           that seek thy life.

24:038:017 Then said Jeremiah unto Zedekiah, Thus saith the LORD, the God
           of hosts, the God of Israel; If thou wilt assuredly go forth
           unto the king of Babylon’s princes, then thy soul shall live,
           and this city shall not be burned with fire; and thou shalt
           live, and thine house:

24:038:018 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.

24:038:019 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.

24:038:020 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.

24:038:021 But if thou refuse to go forth, this is the word that the LORD
           hath shewed me:

24:038:022 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.

24:038:023 So they shall bring out all thy wives and thy children to the
           Chaldeans: and thou shalt not escape out of their hand, but
           shalt be taken by the hand of the king of Babylon: and thou
           shalt cause this city to be burned with fire.

24:038:024 Then said Zedekiah unto Jeremiah, Let no man know of these
           words, and thou shalt not die.

24:038:025 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:

24:038:026 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.

24:038:027 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.

24:038:028 So Jeremiah abode in the court of the prison until the day
           that Jerusalem was taken: and he was there when Jerusalem was
           taken.

24:039:001 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.

24:039:002 And in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, the
           ninth day of the month, the city was broken up.

24:039:003 And all the princes of the king of Babylon came in, and sat in
           the middle gate, even Nergalsharezer, Samgarnebo, Sarsechim,
           Rabsaris, Nergalsharezer, Rabmag, with all the residue of the
           princes of the king of Babylon.

24:039:004 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.

24:039:005 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.

24:039:006 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.

24:039:007 Moreover he put out Zedekiah’s eyes, and bound him with
           chains, to carry him to Babylon.

24:039:008 And the Chaldeans burned the king’s house, and the houses of
           the people, with fire, and brake down the walls of Jerusalem.

24:039:009 Then Nebuzaradan 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.

24:039:010 But Nebuzaradan 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.

24:039:011 Now Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon gave charge concerning
           Jeremiah to Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard, saying,

24:039:012 Take him, and look well to him, and do him no harm; but do
           unto him even as he shall say unto thee.

24:039:013 So Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard sent, and Nebushasban,
           Rabsaris, and Nergalsharezer, Rabmag, and all the king of
           Babylon’s princes;

24:039:014 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.

24:039:015 Now the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah, while he was shut
           up in the court of the prison, saying,

24:039:016 Go and speak to Ebedmelech 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.

24:039:017 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.

24:039:018 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.

24:040:001 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, after that
           Nebuzaradan 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.

24:040:002 And the captain of the guard took Jeremiah, and said unto him,
           The LORD thy God hath pronounced this evil upon this place.

24:040:003 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.

24:040:004 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.

24:040:005 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.

24:040:006 Then went Jeremiah unto Gedaliah the son of Ahikam to Mizpah;
           and dwelt with him among the people that were left in the
           land.

24:040:007 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;

24:040:008 Then they came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, even Ishmael the son of
           Nethaniah, and Johanan and Jonathan the sons of Kareah, and
           Seraiah the son of Tanhumeth, and the sons of Ephai the
           Netophathite, and Jezaniah the son of a Maachathite, they and
           their men.

24:040:009 And Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan sware unto
           them and to their men, saying, Fear not to serve the
           Chaldeans: dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon,
           and it shall be well with you.

24:040:010 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.

24:040:011 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;

24:040:012 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.

24:040:013 Moreover Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of
           the forces that were in the fields, came to Gedaliah to
           Mizpah,

24:040:014 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.

24:040:015 Then Johanan the son of Kareah spake to Gedaliah in Mizpah
           secretly saying, Let me go, I pray thee, and I will slay
           Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and no man shall know it:
           wherefore should he slay thee, that all the Jews which are
           gathered unto thee should be scattered, and the remnant in
           Judah perish?

24:040:016 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.

24:041:001 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.

24:041:002 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.

24:041:003 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.

24:041:004 And it came to pass the second day after he had slain
           Gedaliah, and no man knew it,

24:041:005 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.

24:041:006 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.

24:041:007 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.

24:041:008 But ten men were found among them that said unto Ishmael, Slay
           us not: for we have treasures in the field, of wheat, and of
           barley, and of oil, and of honey. So he forbare, and slew them
           not among their brethren.

24:041:009 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.

24:041:010 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 Nebuzaradan 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.

24:041:011 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,

24:041:012 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.

24:041:013 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.

24:041:014 So all the people that Ishmael had carried away captive from
           Mizpah cast about and returned, and went unto Johanan the son
           of Kareah.

24:041:015 But Ishmael the son of Nethaniah escaped from Johanan with
           eight men, and went to the Ammonites.

24:041:016 Then took Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of
           the forces that were with him, all the remnant of the people
           whom he had recovered from Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, from
           Mizpah, after that he had slain Gedaliah the son of Ahikam,
           even mighty men of war, and the women, and the children, and
           the eunuchs, whom he had brought again from Gibeon:

24:041:017 And they departed, and dwelt in the habitation of Chimham,
           which is by Bethlehem, to go to enter into Egypt,

24:041:018 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.

24:042:001 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,

24:042:002 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:)

24:042:003 That the LORD thy God may shew us the way wherein we may walk,
           and the thing that we may do.

24:042:004 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.

24:042:005 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.

24:042:006 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.

24:042:007 And it came to pass after ten days, that the word of the LORD
           came unto Jeremiah.

24:042:008 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,

24:042:009 And said unto them, Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel,
           unto whom ye sent me to present your supplication before him;

24:042:010 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.

24:042:011 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.

24:042:012 And I will shew mercies unto you, that he may have mercy upon
           you, and cause you to return to your own land.

24:042:013 But if ye say, We will not dwell in this land, neither obey
           the voice of the LORD your God,

24:042:014 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:

24:042:015 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;

24:042:016 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.

24:042:017 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.

24:042:018 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; As mine
           anger and my fury hath been poured forth upon the inhabitants
           of Jerusalem; so shall my fury be poured forth upon you, when
           ye shall enter into Egypt: and ye shall be an execration, and
           an astonishment, and a curse, and a reproach; and ye shall see
           this place no more.

24:042:019 The LORD hath said concerning you, O ye remnant of Judah; Go
           ye not into Egypt: know certainly that I have admonished you
           this day.

24:042:020 For ye dissembled in your hearts, when ye sent me unto the
           LORD your God, saying, Pray for us unto the LORD our God; and
           according unto all that the LORD our God shall say, so declare
           unto us, and we will do it.

24:042:021 And now I have this day declared it to you; but ye have not
           obeyed the voice of the LORD your God, nor any thing for the
           which he hath sent me unto you.

24:042:022 Now therefore know certainly that ye shall die by the sword,
           by the famine, and by the pestilence, in the place whither ye
           desire to go and to sojourn.

24:043:001 And it came to pass, that when Jeremiah had made an end of
           speaking unto all the people all the words of the LORD their
           God, for which the LORD their God had sent him to them, even
           all these words,

24:043:002 Then spake Azariah the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of
           Kareah, and all the proud men, saying unto Jeremiah, Thou
           speakest falsely: the LORD our God hath not sent thee to say,
           Go not into Egypt to sojourn there:

24:043:003 But Baruch the son of Neriah setteth thee on against us, for
           to deliver us into the hand of the Chaldeans, that they might
           put us to death, and carry us away captives into Babylon.

24:043:004 So Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the
           forces, and all the people, obeyed not the voice of the LORD,
           to dwell in the land of Judah.

24:043:005 But Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the
           forces, took all the remnant of Judah, that were returned from
           all nations, whither they had been driven, to dwell in the
           land of Judah;

24:043:006 Even men, and women, and children, and the king’s daughters,
           and every person that Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had
           left with Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and
           Jeremiah the prophet, and Baruch the son of Neriah.

24:043:007 So they came into the land of Egypt: for they obeyed not the
           voice of the LORD: thus came they even to Tahpanhes.

24:043:008 Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah in Tahpanhes,
           saying,

24:043:009 Take great stones in thine hand, and hide them in the clay in
           the brickkiln, which is at the entry of Pharaoh’s house in
           Tahpanhes, in the sight of the men of Judah;

24:043:010 And say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of
           Israel; Behold, I will send and take Nebuchadrezzar the king
           of Babylon, my servant, and will set his throne upon these
           stones that I have hid; and he shall spread his royal pavilion
           over them.

24:043:011 And when he cometh, he shall smite the land of Egypt, and
           deliver such as are for death to death; and such as are for
           captivity to captivity; and such as are for the sword to the
           sword.

24:043:012 And I will kindle a fire in the houses of the gods of Egypt;
           and he shall burn them, and carry them away captives: and he
           shall array himself with the land of Egypt, as a shepherd
           putteth on his garment; and he shall go forth from thence in
           peace.

24:043:013 He shall break also the images of Bethshemesh, that is in the
           land of Egypt; and the houses of the gods of the Egyptians
           shall he burn with fire.

24:044:001 The word that came to Jeremiah concerning all the Jews which
           dwell in the land of Egypt, which dwell at Migdol, and at
           Tahpanhes, and at Noph, and in the country of Pathros, saying,

24:044:002 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Ye have seen
           all the evil that I have brought upon Jerusalem, and upon all
           the cities of Judah; and, behold, this day they are a
           desolation, and no man dwelleth therein,

24:044:003 Because of their wickedness which they have committed to
           provoke me to anger, in that they went to burn incense, and to
           serve other gods, whom they knew not, neither they, ye, nor
           your fathers.

24:044:004 Howbeit I sent unto you all my servants the prophets, rising
           early and sending them, saying, Oh, do not this abominable
           thing that I hate.

24:044:005 But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear to turn from
           their wickedness, to burn no incense unto other gods.

24:044:006 Wherefore my fury and mine anger was poured forth, and was
           kindled in the cities of Judah and in the streets of
           Jerusalem; and they are wasted and desolate, as at this day.

24:044:007 Therefore now thus saith the LORD, the God of hosts, the God
           of Israel; Wherefore commit ye this great evil against your
           souls, to cut off from you man and woman, child and suckling,
           out of Judah, to leave you none to remain;

24:044:008 In that ye provoke me unto wrath with the works of your hands,
           burning incense unto other gods in the land of Egypt, whither
           ye be gone to dwell, that ye might cut yourselves off, and
           that ye might be a curse and a reproach among all the nations
           of the earth?

24:044:009 Have ye forgotten the wickedness of your fathers, and the
           wickedness of the kings of Judah, and the wickedness of their
           wives, and your own wickedness, and the wickedness of your
           wives, which they have committed in the land of Judah, and in
           the streets of Jerusalem?

24:044:010 They are not humbled even unto this day, neither have they
           feared, nor walked in my law, nor in my statutes, that I set
           before you and before your fathers.

24:044:011 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel;
           Behold, I will set my face against you for evil, and to cut
           off all Judah.

24:044:012 And I will take the remnant of Judah, that have set their
           faces to go into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, and they
           shall all be consumed, and fall in the land of Egypt; they
           shall even be consumed by the sword and by the famine: they
           shall die, from the least even unto the greatest, by the sword
           and by the famine: and they shall be an execration, and an
           astonishment, and a curse, and a reproach.

24:044:013 For I will punish them that dwell in the land of Egypt, as I
           have punished Jerusalem, by the sword, by the famine, and by
           the pestilence:

24:044:014 So that none of the remnant of Judah, which are gone into the
           land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall escape or remain, that
           they should return into the land of Judah, to the which they
           have a desire to return to dwell there: for none shall return
           but such as shall escape.

24:044:015 Then all the men which knew that their wives had burned
           incense unto other gods, and all the women that stood by, a
           great multitude, even all the people that dwelt in the land of
           Egypt, in Pathros, answered Jeremiah, saying,

24:044:016 As for the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of
           the LORD, we will not hearken unto thee.

24:044:017 But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of
           our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and
           to pour out drink offerings unto her, as we have done, we, and
           our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of
           Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem: for then had we plenty
           of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil.

24:044:018 But since we left off to burn incense to the queen of heaven,
           and to pour out drink offerings unto her, we have wanted all
           things, and have been consumed by the sword and by the famine.

24:044:019 And when we burned incense to the queen of heaven, and poured
           out drink offerings unto her, did we make her cakes to worship
           her, and pour out drink offerings unto her, without our men?

24:044:020 Then Jeremiah said unto all the people, to the men, and to the
           women, and to all the people which had given him that answer,
           saying,

24:044:021 The incense that ye burned in the cities of Judah, and in the
           streets of Jerusalem, ye, and your fathers, your kings, and
           your princes, and the people of the land, did not the LORD
           remember them, and came it not into his mind?

24:044:022 So that the LORD could no longer bear, because of the evil of
           your doings, and because of the abominations which ye have
           committed; therefore is your land a desolation, and an
           astonishment, and a curse, without an inhabitant, as at this
           day.

24:044:023 Because ye have burned incense, and because ye have sinned
           against the LORD, and have not obeyed the voice of the LORD,
           nor walked in his law, nor in his statutes, nor in his
           testimonies; therefore this evil is happened unto you, as at
           this day.

24:044:024 Moreover Jeremiah said unto all the people, and to all the
           women, Hear the word of the LORD, all Judah that are in the
           land of Egypt:

24:044:025 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying; Ye
           and your wives have both spoken with your mouths, and
           fulfilled with your hand, saying, We will surely perform our
           vows that we have vowed, to burn incense to the queen of
           heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her: ye will
           surely accomplish your vows, and surely perform your vows.

24:044:026 Therefore hear ye the word of the LORD, all Judah that dwell
           in the land of Egypt; Behold, I have sworn by my great name,
           saith the LORD, that my name shall no more be named in the
           mouth of any man of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying,
           The Lord GOD liveth.

24:044:027 Behold, I will watch over them for evil, and not for good: and
           all the men of Judah that are in the land of Egypt shall be
           consumed by the sword and by the famine, until there be an end
           of them.

24:044:028 Yet a small number that escape the sword shall return out of
           the land of Egypt into the land of Judah, and all the remnant
           of Judah, that are gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn
           there, shall know whose words shall stand, mine, or their’s.

24:044:029 And this shall be a sign unto you, saith the LORD, that I will
           punish you in this place, that ye may know that my words shall
           surely stand against you for evil:

24:044:030 Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will give Pharaohhophra king of
           Egypt into the hand of his enemies, and into the hand of them
           that seek his life; as I gave Zedekiah king of Judah into the
           hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, his enemy, and that
           sought his life.

24:045:001 The word that Jeremiah the prophet spake unto Baruch the son
           of Neriah, when he had written these words in a book at the
           mouth of Jeremiah, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of
           Josiah king of Judah, saying,

24:045:002 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, unto thee, O Baruch:

24:045:003 Thou didst say, Woe is me now! for the LORD hath added grief
           to my sorrow; I fainted in my sighing, and I find no rest.

24:045:004 Thus shalt thou say unto him, The LORD saith thus; Behold,
           that which I have built will I break down, and that which I
           have planted I will pluck up, even this whole land.

24:045:005 And seekest thou great things for thyself? seek them not: for,
           behold, I will bring evil upon all flesh, saith the LORD: but
           thy life will I give unto thee for a prey in all places
           whither thou goest.

24:046:001 The word of the LORD which came to Jeremiah the prophet
           against the Gentiles;

24:046:002 Against Egypt, against the army of Pharaohnecho king of Egypt,
           which was by the river Euphrates in Carchemish, which
           Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon smote in the fourth year of
           Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah.

24:046:003 Order ye the buckler and shield, and draw near to battle.

24:046:004 Harness the horses; and get up, ye horsemen, and stand forth
           with your helmets; furbish the spears, and put on the
           brigandines.

24:046:005 Wherefore have I seen them dismayed and turned away back? and
           their mighty ones are beaten down, and are fled apace, and
           look not back: for fear was round about, saith the LORD.

24:046:006 Let not the swift flee away, nor the mighty man escape; they
           shall stumble, and fall toward the north by the river
           Euphrates.

24:046:007 Who is this that cometh up as a flood, whose waters are moved
           as the rivers?

24:046:008 Egypt riseth up like a flood, and his waters are moved like
           the rivers; and he saith, I will go up, and will cover the
           earth; I will destroy the city and the inhabitants thereof.

24:046:009 Come up, ye horses; and rage, ye chariots; and let the mighty
           men come forth; the Ethiopians and the Libyans, that handle
           the shield; and the Lydians, that handle and bend the bow.

24:046:010 For this is the day of the Lord GOD of hosts, a day of
           vengeance, that he may avenge him of his adversaries: and the
           sword shall devour, and it shall be satiate and made drunk
           with their blood: for the Lord GOD of hosts hath a sacrifice
           in the north country by the river Euphrates.

24:046:011 Go up into Gilead, and take balm, O virgin, the daughter of
           Egypt: in vain shalt thou use many medicines; for thou shalt
           not be cured.

24:046:012 The nations have heard of thy shame, and thy cry hath filled
           the land: for the mighty man hath stumbled against the mighty,
           and they are fallen both together.

24:046:013 The word that the LORD spake to Jeremiah the prophet, how
           Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon should come and smite the land
           of Egypt.

24:046:014 Declare ye in Egypt, and publish in Migdol, and publish in
           Noph and in Tahpanhes: say ye, Stand fast, and prepare thee;
           for the sword shall devour round about thee.

24:046:015 Why are thy valiant men swept away? they stood not, because
           the LORD did drive them.

24:046:016 He made many to fall, yea, one fell upon another: and they
           said, Arise, and let us go again to our own people, and to the
           land of our nativity, from the oppressing sword.

24:046:017 They did cry there, Pharaoh king of Egypt is but a noise; he
           hath passed the time appointed.

24:046:018 As I live, saith the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts,
           Surely as Tabor is among the mountains, and as Carmel by the
           sea, so shall he come.

24:046:019 O thou daughter dwelling in Egypt, furnish thyself to go into
           captivity: for Noph shall be waste and desolate without an
           inhabitant.

24:046:020 Egypt is like a very fair heifer, but destruction cometh; it
           cometh out of the north.

24:046:021 Also her hired men are in the midst of her like fatted
           bullocks; for they also are turned back, and are fled away
           together: they did not stand, because the day of their
           calamity was come upon them, and the time of their visitation.

24:046:022 The voice thereof shall go like a serpent; for they shall
           march with an army, and come against her with axes, as hewers
           of wood.

24:046:023 They shall cut down her forest, saith the LORD, though it
           cannot be searched; because they are more than the
           grasshoppers, and are innumerable.

24:046:024 The daughter of Egypt shall be confounded; she shall be
           delivered into the hand of the people of the north.

24:046:025 The LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saith; Behold, I will
           punish the multitude of No, and Pharaoh, and Egypt, with their
           gods, and their kings; even Pharaoh, and all them that trust
           in him:

24:046:026 And I will deliver them into the hand of those that seek their
           lives, and into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon,
           and into the hand of his servants: and afterward it shall be
           inhabited, as in the days of old, saith the LORD.

24:046:027 But fear not thou, O my servant Jacob, and be not dismayed, O
           Israel: for, behold, I will save thee from afar off, and thy
           seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return,
           and be in rest and at ease, and none shall make him afraid.

24:046:028 Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, saith the LORD: for I am
           with thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations
           whither I have driven thee: but I will not make a full end of
           thee, but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee
           wholly unpunished.

24:047:001 The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet against
           the Philistines, before that Pharaoh smote Gaza.

24:047:002 Thus saith the LORD; Behold, waters rise up out of the north,
           and shall be an overflowing flood, and shall overflow the
           land, and all that is therein; the city, and them that dwell
           therein: then the men shall cry, and all the inhabitants of
           the land shall howl.

24:047:003 At the noise of the stamping of the hoofs of his strong
           horses, at the rushing of his chariots, and at the rumbling of
           his wheels, the fathers shall not look back to their children
           for feebleness of hands;

24:047:004 Because of the day that cometh to spoil all the Philistines,
           and to cut off from Tyrus and Zidon every helper that
           remaineth: for the LORD will spoil the Philistines, the
           remnant of the country of Caphtor.

24:047:005 Baldness is come upon Gaza; Ashkelon is cut off with the
           remnant of their valley: how long wilt thou cut thyself?

24:047:006 O thou sword of the LORD, how long will it be ere thou be
           quiet? put up thyself into thy scabbard, rest, and be still.

24:047:007 How can it be quiet, seeing the LORD hath given it a charge
           against Ashkelon, and against the sea shore? there hath he
           appointed it.

24:048:001 Against Moab thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel;
           Woe unto Nebo! for it is spoiled: Kiriathaim is confounded and
           taken: Misgab is confounded and dismayed.

24:048:002 There shall be no more praise of Moab: in Heshbon they have
           devised evil against it; come, and let us cut it off from
           being a nation. Also thou shalt be cut down, O Madmen; the
           sword shall pursue thee.

24:048:003 A voice of crying shall be from Horonaim, spoiling and great
           destruction.

24:048:004 Moab is destroyed; her little ones have caused a cry to be
           heard.

24:048:005 For in the going up of Luhith continual weeping shall go up;
           for in the going down of Horonaim the enemies have heard a cry
           of destruction.

24:048:006 Flee, save your lives, and be like the heath in the
           wilderness.

24:048:007 For because thou hast trusted in thy works and in thy
           treasures, thou shalt also be taken: and Chemosh shall go
           forth into captivity with his priests and his princes
           together.

24:048:008 And the spoiler shall come upon every city, and no city shall
           escape: the valley also shall perish, and the plain shall be
           destroyed, as the LORD hath spoken.

24:048:009 Give wings unto Moab, that it may flee and get away: for the
           cities thereof shall be desolate, without any to dwell
           therein.

24:048:010 Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully, and
           cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.

24:048:011 Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and he hath settled on
           his lees, and hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel,
           neither hath he gone into captivity: therefore his taste
           remained in him, and his scent is not changed.

24:048:012 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will
           send unto him wanderers, that shall cause him to wander, and
           shall empty his vessels, and break their bottles.

24:048:013 And Moab shall be ashamed of Chemosh, as the house of Israel
           was ashamed of Bethel their confidence.

24:048:014 How say ye, We are mighty and strong men for the war?

24:048:015 Moab is spoiled, and gone up out of her cities, and his chosen
           young men are gone down to the slaughter, saith the King,
           whose name is the LORD of hosts.

24:048:016 The calamity of Moab is near to come, and his affliction
           hasteth fast.

24:048:017 All ye that are about him, bemoan him; and all ye that know
           his name, say, How is the strong staff broken, and the
           beautiful rod!

24:048:018 Thou daughter that dost inhabit Dibon, come down from thy
           glory, and sit in thirst; for the spoiler of Moab shall come
           upon thee, and he shall destroy thy strong holds.

24:048:019 O inhabitant of Aroer, stand by the way, and espy; ask him
           that fleeth, and her that escapeth, and say, What is done?

24:048:020 Moab is confounded; for it is broken down: howl and cry; tell
           ye it in Arnon, that Moab is spoiled,

24:048:021 And judgment is come upon the plain country; upon Holon, and
           upon Jahazah, and upon Mephaath,

24:048:022 And upon Dibon, and upon Nebo, and upon Bethdiblathaim,

24:048:023 And upon Kiriathaim, and upon Bethgamul, and upon Bethmeon,

24:048:024 And upon Kerioth, and upon Bozrah, and upon all the cities of
           the land of Moab, far or near.

24:048:025 The horn of Moab is cut off, and his arm is broken, saith the
           LORD.

24:048:026 Make ye him drunken: for he magnified himself against the
           LORD: Moab also shall wallow in his vomit, and he also shall
           be in derision.

24:048:027 For was not Israel a derision unto thee? was he found among
           thieves? for since thou spakest of him, thou skippedst for
           joy.

24:048:028 O ye that dwell in Moab, leave the cities, and dwell in the
           rock, and be like the dove that maketh her nest in the sides
           of the hole’s mouth.

24:048:029 We have heard the pride of Moab, (he is exceeding proud) his
           loftiness, and his arrogancy, and his pride, and the
           haughtiness of his heart.

24:048:030 I know his wrath, saith the LORD; but it shall not be so; his
           lies shall not so effect it.

24:048:031 Therefore will I howl for Moab, and I will cry out for all
           Moab; mine heart shall mourn for the men of Kirheres.

24:048:032 O vine of Sibmah, I will weep for thee with the weeping of
           Jazer: thy plants are gone over the sea, they reach even to
           the sea of Jazer: the spoiler is fallen upon thy summer fruits
           and upon thy vintage.

24:048:033 And joy and gladness is taken from the plentiful field, and
           from the land of Moab, and I have caused wine to fail from the
           winepresses: none shall tread with shouting; their shouting
           shall be no shouting.

24:048:034 From the cry of Heshbon even unto Elealeh, and even unto
           Jahaz, have they uttered their voice, from Zoar even unto
           Horonaim, as an heifer of three years old: for the waters also
           of Nimrim shall be desolate.

24:048:035 Moreover I will cause to cease in Moab, saith the LORD, him
           that offereth in the high places, and him that burneth incense
           to his gods.

24:048:036 Therefore mine heart shall sound for Moab like pipes, and mine
           heart shall sound like pipes for the men of Kirheres: because
           the riches that he hath gotten are perished.

24:048:037 For every head shall be bald, and every beard clipped: upon
           all the hands shall be cuttings, and upon the loins sackcloth.

24:048:038 There shall be lamentation generally upon all the housetops of
           Moab, and in the streets thereof: for I have broken Moab like
           a vessel wherein is no pleasure, saith the LORD.

24:048:039 They shall howl, saying, How is it broken down! how hath Moab
           turned the back with shame! so shall Moab be a derision and a
           dismaying to all them about him.

24:048:040 For thus saith the LORD; Behold, he shall fly as an eagle, and
           shall spread his wings over Moab.

24:048:041 Kerioth is taken, and the strong holds are surprised, and the
           mighty men’s hearts in Moab at that day shall be as the heart
           of a woman in her pangs.

24:048:042 And Moab shall be destroyed from being a people, because he
           hath magnified himself against the LORD.

24:048:043 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, shall be upon thee, O
           inhabitant of Moab, saith the LORD.

24:048:044 He that fleeth from the fear shall fall into the pit; and he
           that getteth up out of the pit shall be taken in the snare:
           for I will bring upon it, even upon Moab, the year of their
           visitation, saith the LORD.

24:048:045 They that fled stood under the shadow of Heshbon because of
           the force: but a fire shall come forth out of Heshbon, and a
           flame from the midst of Sihon, and shall devour the corner of
           Moab, and the crown of the head of the tumultuous ones.

24:048:046 Woe be unto thee, O Moab! the people of Chemosh perisheth: for
           thy sons are taken captives, and thy daughters captives.

24:048:047 Yet will I bring again the captivity of Moab in the latter
           days, saith the LORD. Thus far is the judgment of Moab.

24:049:001 Concerning the Ammonites, thus saith the LORD; Hath Israel no
           sons? hath he no heir? why then doth their king inherit Gad,
           and his people dwell in his cities?

24:049:002 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will
           cause an alarm of war to be heard in Rabbah of the Ammonites;
           and it shall be a desolate heap, and her daughters shall be
           burned with fire: then shall Israel be heir unto them that
           were his heirs, saith the LORD.

24:049:003 Howl, O Heshbon, for Ai is spoiled: cry, ye daughters of
           Rabbah, gird you with sackcloth; lament, and run to and fro by
           the hedges; for their king shall go into captivity, and his
           priests and his princes together.

24:049:004 Wherefore gloriest thou in the valleys, thy flowing valley, O
           backsliding daughter? that trusted in her treasures, saying,
           Who shall come unto me?

24:049:005 Behold, I will bring a fear upon thee, saith the Lord GOD of
           hosts, from all those that be about thee; and ye shall be
           driven out every man right forth; and none shall gather up him
           that wandereth.

24:049:006 And afterward I will bring again the captivity of the children
           of Ammon, saith the LORD.

24:049:007 Concerning Edom, thus saith the LORD of hosts; Is wisdom no
           more in Teman? is counsel perished from the prudent? is their
           wisdom vanished?

24:049:008 Flee ye, turn back, dwell deep, O inhabitants of Dedan; for I
           will bring the calamity of Esau upon him, the time that I will
           visit him.

24:049:009 If grapegatherers come to thee, would they not leave some
           gleaning grapes? if thieves by night, they will destroy till
           they have enough.

24:049:010 But I have made Esau bare, I have uncovered his secret places,
           and he shall not be able to hide himself: his seed is spoiled,
           and his brethren, and his neighbours, and he is not.

24:049:011 Leave thy fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and
           let thy widows trust in me.

24:049:012 For thus saith the LORD; Behold, they whose judgment was not
           to drink of the cup have assuredly drunken; and art thou he
           that shall altogether go unpunished? thou shalt not go
           unpunished, but thou shalt surely drink of it.

24:049:013 For I have sworn by myself, saith the LORD, that Bozrah shall
           become a desolation, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all
           the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes.

24:049:014 I have heard a rumour from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent
           unto the heathen, saying, Gather ye together, and come against
           her, and rise up to the battle.

24:049:015 For, lo, I will make thee small among the heathen, and
           despised among men.

24:049:016 Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, and the pride of thine
           heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that
           holdest the height of the hill: though thou shouldest make thy
           nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence,
           saith the LORD.

24:049:017 Also Edom shall be a desolation: every one that goeth by it
           shall be astonished, and shall hiss at all the plagues
           thereof.

24:049:018 As in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour
           cities thereof, saith the LORD, no man shall abide there,
           neither shall a son of man dwell in it.

24:049:019 Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of
           Jordan against the habitation of the strong: but I will
           suddenly make him run away from her: and who is a chosen man,
           that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will
           appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand
           before me?

24:049:020 Therefore hear the counsel of the LORD, that he hath taken
           against Edom; and his purposes, that he hath purposed against
           the inhabitants of Teman: Surely the least of the flock shall
           draw them out: surely he shall make their habitations desolate
           with them.

24:049:021 The earth is moved at the noise of their fall, at the cry the
           noise thereof was heard in the Red sea.

24:049:022 Behold, he shall come up and fly as the eagle, and spread his
           wings over Bozrah: and at that day shall the heart of the
           mighty men of Edom be as the heart of a woman in her pangs.

24:049:023 Concerning Damascus. Hamath is confounded, and Arpad: for they
           have heard evil tidings: they are fainthearted; there is
           sorrow on the sea; it cannot be quiet.

24:049:024 Damascus is waxed feeble, and turneth herself to flee, and
           fear hath seized on her: anguish and sorrows have taken her,
           as a woman in travail.

24:049:025 How is the city of praise not left, the city of my joy!

24:049:026 Therefore her young men shall fall in her streets, and all the
           men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the LORD of
           hosts.

24:049:027 And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall
           consume the palaces of Benhadad.

24:049:028 Concerning Kedar, and concerning the kingdoms of Hazor, which
           Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon shall smite, thus saith the
           LORD; Arise ye, go up to Kedar, and spoil the men of the east.

24:049:029 Their tents and their flocks shall they take away: they shall
           take to themselves their curtains, and all their vessels, and
           their camels; and they shall cry unto them, Fear is on every
           side.

24:049:030 Flee, get you far off, dwell deep, O ye inhabitants of Hazor,
           saith the LORD; for Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath taken
           counsel against you, and hath conceived a purpose against you.

24:049:031 Arise, get you up unto the wealthy nation, that dwelleth
           without care, saith the LORD, which have neither gates nor
           bars, which dwell alone.

24:049:032 And their camels shall be a booty, and the multitude of their
           cattle a spoil: and I will scatter into all winds them that
           are in the utmost corners; and I will bring their calamity
           from all sides thereof, saith the LORD.

24:049:033 And Hazor shall be a dwelling for dragons, and a desolation
           for ever: there shall no man abide there, nor any son of man
           dwell in it.

24:049:034 The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet against
           Elam in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah,
           saying,

24:049:035 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will break the bow of
           Elam, the chief of their might.

24:049:036 And upon Elam will I bring the four winds from the four
           quarters of heaven, and will scatter them toward all those
           winds; and there shall be no nation whither the outcasts of
           Elam shall not come.

24:049:037 For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies, and
           before them that seek their life: and I will bring evil upon
           them, even my fierce anger, saith the LORD; and I will send
           the sword after them, till I have consumed them:

24:049:038 And I will set my throne in Elam, and will destroy from thence
           the king and the princes, saith the LORD.

24:049:039 But it shall come to pass in the latter days, that I will
           bring again the captivity of Elam, saith the LORD.

24:050:001 The word that the LORD spake against Babylon and against the
           land of the Chaldeans by Jeremiah the prophet.

24:050:002 Declare ye among the nations, and publish, and set up a
           standard; publish, and conceal not: say, Babylon is taken, Bel
           is confounded, Merodach is broken in pieces; her idols are
           confounded, her images are broken in pieces.

24:050:003 For out of the north there cometh up a nation against her,
           which shall make her land desolate, and none shall dwell
           therein: they shall remove, they shall depart, both man and
           beast.

24:050:004 In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the children
           of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together,
           going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the LORD their God.

24:050:005 They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward,
           saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to the LORD in a
           perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten.

24:050:006 My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused
           them to go astray, they have turned them away on the
           mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have
           forgotten their restingplace.

24:050:007 All that found them have devoured them: and their adversaries
           said, We offend not, because they have sinned against the
           LORD, the habitation of justice, even the LORD, the hope of
           their fathers.

24:050:008 Remove out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth out of the
           land of the Chaldeans, and be as the he goats before the
           flocks.

24:050:009 For, lo, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an
           assembly of great nations from the north country: and they
           shall set themselves in array against her; from thence she
           shall be taken: their arrows shall be as of a mighty expert
           man; none shall return in vain.

24:050:010 And Chaldea shall be a spoil: all that spoil her shall be
           satisfied, saith the LORD.

24:050:011 Because ye were glad, because ye rejoiced, O ye destroyers of
           mine heritage, because ye are grown fat as the heifer at
           grass, and bellow as bulls;

24:050:012 Your mother shall be sore confounded; she that bare you shall
           be ashamed: behold, the hindermost of the nations shall be a
           wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.

24:050:013 Because of the wrath of the LORD it shall not be inhabited,
           but it shall be wholly desolate: every one that goeth by
           Babylon shall be astonished, and hiss at all her plagues.

24:050:014 Put yourselves in array against Babylon round about: all ye
           that bend the bow, shoot at her, spare no arrows: for she hath
           sinned against the LORD.

24:050:015 Shout against her round about: she hath given her hand: her
           foundations are fallen, her walls are thrown down: for it is
           the vengeance of the LORD: take vengeance upon her; as she
           hath done, do unto her.

24:050:016 Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handleth the
           sickle in the time of harvest: for fear of the oppressing
           sword they shall turn every one to his people, and they shall
           flee every one to his own land.

24:050:017 Israel is a scattered sheep; the lions have driven him away:
           first the king of Assyria hath devoured him; and last this
           Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath broken his bones.

24:050:018 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel;
           Behold, I will punish the king of Babylon and his land, as I
           have punished the king of Assyria.

24:050:019 And I will bring Israel again to his habitation, and he shall
           feed on Carmel and Bashan, and his soul shall be satisfied
           upon mount Ephraim and Gilead.

24:050:020 In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the iniquity
           of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none; and
           the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found: for I will
           pardon them whom I reserve.

24:050:021 Go up against the land of Merathaim, even against it, and
           against the inhabitants of Pekod: waste and utterly destroy
           after them, saith the LORD, and do according to all that I
           have commanded thee.

24:050:022 A sound of battle is in the land, and of great destruction.

24:050:023 How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken!
           how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!

24:050:024 I have laid a snare for thee, and thou art also taken, O
           Babylon, and thou wast not aware: thou art found, and also
           caught, because thou hast striven against the LORD.

24:050:025 The LORD hath opened his armoury, and hath brought forth the
           weapons of his indignation: for this is the work of the Lord
           GOD of hosts in the land of the Chaldeans.

24:050:026 Come against her from the utmost border, open her storehouses:
           cast her up as heaps, and destroy her utterly: let nothing of
           her be left.

24:050:027 Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter: woe
           unto them! for their day is come, the time of their
           visitation.

24:050:028 The voice of them that flee and escape out of the land of
           Babylon, to declare in Zion the vengeance of the LORD our God,
           the vengeance of his temple.

24:050:029 Call together the archers against Babylon: all ye that bend
           the bow, camp against it round about; let none thereof escape:
           recompense her according to her work; according to all that
           she hath done, do unto her: for she hath been proud against
           the LORD, against the Holy One of Israel.

24:050:030 Therefore shall her young men fall in the streets, and all her
           men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the LORD.

24:050:031 Behold, I am against thee, O thou most proud, saith the Lord
           GOD of hosts: for thy day is come, the time that I will visit
           thee.

24:050:032 And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall
           raise him up: and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it
           shall devour all round about him.

24:050:033 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The children of Israel and the
           children of Judah were oppressed together: and all that took
           them captives held them fast; they refused to let them go.

24:050:034 Their Redeemer is strong; the LORD of hosts is his name: he
           shall throughly plead their cause, that he may give rest to
           the land, and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon.

24:050:035 A sword is upon the Chaldeans, saith the LORD, and upon the
           inhabitants of Babylon, and upon her princes, and upon her
           wise men.

24:050:036 A sword is upon the liars; and they shall dote: a sword is
           upon her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed.

24:050:037 A sword is upon their horses, and upon their chariots, and
           upon all the mingled people that are in the midst of her; and
           they shall become as women: a sword is upon her treasures; and
           they shall be robbed.

24:050:038 A drought is upon her waters; and they shall be dried up: for
           it is the land of graven images, and they are mad upon their
           idols.

24:050:039 Therefore the wild beasts of the desert with the wild beasts
           of the islands shall dwell there, and the owls shall dwell
           therein: and it shall be no more inhabited for ever; neither
           shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation.

24:050:040 As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour cities
           thereof, saith the LORD; so shall no man abide there, neither
           shall any son of man dwell therein.

24:050:041 Behold, a people shall come from the north, and a great
           nation, and many kings shall be raised up from the coasts of
           the earth.

24:050:042 They shall hold the bow and the lance: they are cruel, and
           will not shew mercy: their voice shall roar like the sea, and
           they shall ride upon horses, every one put in array, like a
           man to the battle, against thee, O daughter of Babylon.

24:050:043 The king of Babylon hath heard the report of them, and his
           hands waxed feeble: anguish took hold of him, and pangs as of
           a woman in travail.

24:050:044 Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of
           Jordan unto the habitation of the strong: but I will make them
           suddenly run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I
           may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will appoint
           me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before
           me?

24:050:045 Therefore hear ye the counsel of the LORD, that he hath taken
           against Babylon; and his purposes, that he hath purposed
           against the land of the Chaldeans: Surely the least of the
           flock shall draw them out: surely he shall make their
           habitation desolate with them.

24:050:046 At the noise of the taking of Babylon the earth is moved, and
           the cry is heard among the nations.

24:051:001 Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will raise up against Babylon,
           and against them that dwell in the midst of them that rise up
           against me, a destroying wind;

24:051:002 And will send unto Babylon fanners, that shall fan her, and
           shall empty her land: for in the day of trouble they shall be
           against her round about.

24:051:003 Against him that bendeth let the archer bend his bow, and
           against him that lifteth himself up in his brigandine: and
           spare ye not her young men; destroy ye utterly all her host.

24:051:004 Thus the slain shall fall in the land of the Chaldeans, and
           they that are thrust through in her streets.

24:051:005 For Israel hath not been forsaken, nor Judah of his God, of
           the LORD of hosts; though their land was filled with sin
           against the Holy One of Israel.

24:051:006 Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his
           soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of
           the LORD’s vengeance; he will render unto her a recompence.

24:051:007 Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD’s hand, that made
           all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine;
           therefore the nations are mad.

24:051:008 Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take
           balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.

24:051:009 We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake
           her, and let us go every one into his own country: for her
           judgment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted up even to the
           skies.

24:051:010 The LORD hath brought forth our righteousness: come, and let
           us declare in Zion the work of the LORD our God.

24:051:011 Make bright the arrows; gather the shields: the LORD hath
           raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for his device
           is against Babylon, to destroy it; because it is the vengeance
           of the LORD, the vengeance of his temple.

24:051:012 Set up the standard upon the walls of Babylon, make the watch
           strong, set up the watchmen, prepare the ambushes: for the
           LORD hath both devised and done that which he spake against
           the inhabitants of Babylon.

24:051:013 O thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures,
           thine end is come, and the measure of thy covetousness.

24:051:014 The LORD of hosts hath sworn by himself, saying, Surely I will
           fill thee with men, as with caterpillers; and they shall lift
           up a shout against thee.

24:051:015 He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the
           world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heaven by his
           understanding.

24:051:016 When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in
           the heavens; and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the
           ends of the earth: he maketh lightnings with rain, and
           bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.

24:051:017 Every man is brutish by his knowledge; every founder is
           confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is
           falsehood, and there is no breath in them.

24:051:018 They are vanity, the work of errors: in the time of their
           visitation they shall perish.

24:051:019 The portion of Jacob is not like them; for he is the former of
           all things: and Israel is the rod of his inheritance: the LORD
           of hosts is his name.

24:051:020 Thou art my battle axe and weapons of war: for with thee will
           I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy
           kingdoms;

24:051:021 And with thee will I break in pieces the horse and his rider;
           and with thee will I break in pieces the chariot and his
           rider;

24:051:022 With thee also will I break in pieces man and woman; and with
           thee will I break in pieces old and young; and with thee will
           I break in pieces the young man and the maid;

24:051:023 I will also break in pieces with thee the shepherd and his
           flock; and with thee will I break in pieces the husbandman and
           his yoke of oxen; and with thee will I break in pieces
           captains and rulers.

24:051:024 And I will render unto Babylon and to all the inhabitants of
           Chaldea all their evil that they have done in Zion in your
           sight, saith the LORD.

24:051:025 Behold, I am against thee, O destroying mountain, saith the
           LORD, which destroyest all the earth: and I will stretch out
           mine hand upon thee, and roll thee down from the rocks, and
           will make thee a burnt mountain.

24:051:026 And they shall not take of thee a stone for a corner, nor a
           stone for foundations; but thou shalt be desolate for ever,
           saith the LORD.

24:051:027 Set ye up a standard in the land, blow the trumpet among the
           nations, prepare the nations against her, call together
           against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashchenaz;
           appoint a captain against her; cause the horses to come up as
           the rough caterpillers.

24:051:028 Prepare against her the nations with the kings of the Medes,
           the captains thereof, and all the rulers thereof, and all the
           land of his dominion.

24:051:029 And the land shall tremble and sorrow: for every purpose of
           the LORD shall be performed against Babylon, to make the land
           of Babylon a desolation without an inhabitant.

24:051:030 The mighty men of Babylon have forborn to fight, they have
           remained in their holds: their might hath failed; they became
           as women: they have burned her dwellingplaces; her bars are
           broken.

24:051:031 One post shall run to meet another, and one messenger to meet
           another, to shew the king of Babylon that his city is taken at
           one end,

24:051:032 And that the passages are stopped, and the reeds they have
           burned with fire, and the men of war are affrighted.

24:051:033 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; The
           daughter of Babylon is like a threshingfloor, it is time to
           thresh her: yet a little while, and the time of her harvest
           shall come.

24:051:034 Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon hath devoured me, he hath
           crushed me, he hath made me an empty vessel, he hath swallowed
           me up like a dragon, he hath filled his belly with my
           delicates, he hath cast me out.

24:051:035 The violence done to me and to my flesh be upon Babylon, shall
           the inhabitant of Zion say; and my blood upon the inhabitants
           of Chaldea, shall Jerusalem say.

24:051:036 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will plead thy cause,
           and take vengeance for thee; and I will dry up her sea, and
           make her springs dry.

24:051:037 And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwellingplace for dragons,
           an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant.

24:051:038 They shall roar together like lions: they shall yell as lions’
           whelps.

24:051:039 In their heat I will make their feasts, and I will make them
           drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep,
           and not wake, saith the LORD.

24:051:040 I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams
           with he goats.

24:051:041 How is Sheshach taken! and how is the praise of the whole
           earth surprised! how is Babylon become an astonishment among
           the nations!

24:051:042 The sea is come up upon Babylon: she is covered with the
           multitude of the waves thereof.

24:051:043 Her cities are a desolation, a dry land, and a wilderness, a
           land wherein no man dwelleth, neither doth any son of man pass
           thereby.

24:051:044 And I will punish Bel in Babylon, and I will bring forth out
           of his mouth that which he hath swallowed up: and the nations
           shall not flow together any more unto him: yea, the wall of
           Babylon shall fall.

24:051:045 My people, go ye out of the midst of her, and deliver ye every
           man his soul from the fierce anger of the LORD.

24:051:046 And lest your heart faint, and ye fear for the rumour that
           shall be heard in the land; a rumour shall both come one year,
           and after that in another year shall come a rumour, and
           violence in the land, ruler against ruler.

24:051:047 Therefore, behold, the days come, that I will do judgment upon
           the graven images of Babylon: and her whole land shall be
           confounded, and all her slain shall fall in the midst of her.

24:051:048 Then the heaven and the earth, and all that is therein, shall
           sing for Babylon: for the spoilers shall come unto her from
           the north, saith the LORD.

24:051:049 As Babylon hath caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at
           Babylon shall fall the slain of all the earth.

24:051:050 Ye that have escaped the sword, go away, stand not still:
           remember the LORD afar off, and let Jerusalem come into your
           mind.

24:051:051 We are confounded, because we have heard reproach: shame hath
           covered our faces: for strangers are come into the sanctuaries
           of the LORD’s house.

24:051:052 Wherefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will
           do judgment upon her graven images: and through all her land
           the wounded shall groan.

24:051:053 Though Babylon should mount up to heaven, and though she
           should fortify the height of her strength, yet from me shall
           spoilers come unto her, saith the LORD.

24:051:054 A sound of a cry cometh from Babylon, and great destruction
           from the land of the Chaldeans:

24:051:055 Because the LORD hath spoiled Babylon, and destroyed out of
           her the great voice; when her waves do roar like great waters,
           a noise of their voice is uttered:

24:051:056 Because the spoiler is come upon her, even upon Babylon, and
           her mighty men are taken, every one of their bows is broken:
           for the LORD God of recompences shall surely requite.

24:051:057 And I will make drunk her princes, and her wise men, her
           captains, and her rulers, and her mighty men: and they shall
           sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the King, whose
           name is the LORD of hosts.

24:051:058 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The broad walls of Babylon shall
           be utterly broken, and her high gates shall be burned with
           fire; and the people shall labour in vain, and the folk in the
           fire, and they shall be weary.

24:051:059 The word which Jeremiah the prophet commanded Seraiah the son
           of Neriah, the son of Maaseiah, when he went with Zedekiah the
           king of Judah into Babylon in the fourth year of his reign.
           And this Seraiah was a quiet prince.

24:051:060 So Jeremiah wrote in a book all the evil that should come upon
           Babylon, even all these words that are written against
           Babylon.

24:051:061 And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When thou comest to Babylon, and
           shalt see, and shalt read all these words;

24:051:062 Then shalt thou say, O LORD, thou hast spoken against this
           place, to cut it off, that none shall remain in it, neither
           man nor beast, but that it shall be desolate for ever.

24:051:063 And it shall be, when thou hast made an end of reading this
           book, that thou shalt bind a stone to it, and cast it into the
           midst of Euphrates:

24:051:064 And thou shalt say, Thus shall Babylon sink, and shall not
           rise from the evil that I will bring upon her: and they shall
           be weary. Thus far are the words of Jeremiah.

24:052:001 Zedekiah was one and twenty years old when he began to reign,
           and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s
           name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.

24:052:002 And he did that which was evil in the eyes of the LORD,
           according to all that Jehoiakim had done.

24:052:003 For through the anger of the LORD it came to pass in Jerusalem
           and Judah, till he had cast them out from his presence, that
           Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.

24:052:004 And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the
           tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that
           Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came, he and all his army,
           against Jerusalem, and pitched against it, and built forts
           against it round about.

24:052:005 So the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king
           Zedekiah.

24:052:006 And in the fourth month, in the ninth day of the month, the
           famine was sore in the city, so that there was no bread for
           the people of the land.

24:052:007 Then the city was broken up, and all the men of war fled, and
           went forth out of the city by night by the way of the gate
           between the two walls, which was by the king’s garden; (now
           the Chaldeans were by the city round about:) and they went by
           the way of the plain.

24:052:008 But the army of the Chaldeans pursued after the king, and
           overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho; and all his army
           was scattered from him.

24:052:009 Then they took the king, and carried him up unto the king of
           Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath; where he gave
           judgment upon him.

24:052:010 And the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah before his
           eyes: he slew also all the princes of Judah in Riblah.

24:052:011 Then he put out the eyes of Zedekiah; and the king of Babylon
           bound him in chains, and carried him to Babylon, and put him
           in prison till the day of his death.

24:052:012 Now in the fifth month, in the tenth day of the month, which
           was the nineteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon,
           came Nebuzaradan, captain of the guard, which served the king
           of Babylon, into Jerusalem,

24:052:013 And burned the house of the LORD, and the king’s house; and
           all the houses of Jerusalem, and all the houses of the great
           men, burned he with fire:

24:052:014 And all the army of the Chaldeans, that were with the captain
           of the guard, brake down all the walls of Jerusalem round
           about.

24:052:015 Then Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away captive
           certain of the poor of the people, and the residue of the
           people that remained in the city, and those that fell away,
           that fell to the king of Babylon, and the rest of the
           multitude.

24:052:016 But Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard left certain of the
           poor of the land for vinedressers and for husbandmen.

24:052:017 Also the pillars of brass that were in the house of the LORD,
           and the bases, and the brasen sea that was in the house of the
           LORD, the Chaldeans brake, and carried all the brass of them
           to Babylon.

24:052:018 The caldrons also, and the shovels, and the snuffers, and the
           bowls, and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass wherewith
           they ministered, took they away.

24:052:019 And the basons, and the firepans, and the bowls, and the
           caldrons, and the candlesticks, and the spoons, and the cups;
           that which was of gold in gold, and that which was of silver
           in silver, took the captain of the guard away.

24:052:020 The two pillars, one sea, and twelve brasen bulls that were
           under the bases, which king Solomon had made in the house of
           the LORD: the brass of all these vessels was without weight.

24:052:021 And concerning the pillars, the height of one pillar was
           eighteen cubits; and a fillet of twelve cubits did compass it;
           and the thickness thereof was four fingers: it was hollow.

24:052:022 And a chapiter of brass was upon it; and the height of one
           chapiter was five cubits, with network and pomegranates upon
           the chapiters round about, all of brass. The second pillar
           also and the pomegranates were like unto these.

24:052:023 And there were ninety and six pomegranates on a side; and all
           the pomegranates upon the network were an hundred round about.

24:052:024 And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest,
           and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the
           door:

24:052:025 He took also out of the city an eunuch, which had the charge
           of the men of war; and seven men of them that were near the
           king’s person, which were found in the city; and the principal
           scribe of the host, who mustered the people of the land; and
           threescore men of the people of the land, that were found in
           the midst of the city.

24:052:026 So Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard took them, and brought
           them to the king of Babylon to Riblah.

24:052:027 And the king of Babylon smote them, and put them to death in
           Riblah in the land of Hamath. Thus Judah was carried away
           captive out of his own land.

24:052:028 This is the people whom Nebuchadrezzar carried away captive:
           in the seventh year three thousand Jews and three and twenty:

24:052:029 In the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar he carried away
           captive from Jerusalem eight hundred thirty and two persons:

24:052:030 In the three and twentieth year of Nebuchadrezzar Nebuzaradan
           the captain of the guard carried away captive of the Jews
           seven hundred forty and five persons: all the persons were
           four thousand and six hundred.

24:052:031 And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the
           captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month,
           in the five and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach
           king of Babylon in the first year of his reign lifted up the
           head of Jehoiachin king of Judah, and brought him forth out of
           prison.

24:052:032 And spake kindly unto him, and set his throne above the throne
           of the kings that were with him in Babylon,

24:052:033 And changed his prison garments: and he did continually eat
           bread before him all the days of his life.

24:052:034 And for his diet, there was a continual diet given him of the
           king of Babylon, every day a portion until the day of his
           death, all the days of his life.

 


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