6 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.
7 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.
8 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.
9 And it came to pass through the lightness of her whoredom,
That she defiled the land, and committed adultery with
stones and with stocks.
10 And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah hath not turned
unto me with her whole heart,
But feignedly, saith the LORD; and the LORD said unto me,
The backsliding Israel hath justified herself more than
12 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 down upon you;
For I am merciful, saith the LORD, and I will not keep
anger for ever.
13 Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against
the LORD thy God,
And hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every
And ye have not obeyed the words of my voice, saith the
14 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;
15 And I will give you pastors even according to mine heart,
Which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding of
16 And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied and increased in the
In those days, saith the LORD, they shall say no more, The
ark of the covenant of the LORD;
Neither shall it come to their mind; neither shall they
remember it any more;
Neither shall they visit it again; neither shall that be
done any more.
17 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.
18 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
19 But I said, How shall I put thee among the children, and give thee a
A goodly heritage of the hosts of nations? and I said, Thou
shalt call me, My father;
And shalt not turn away from me.
20 Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband,
So have ye dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel,
saith the LORD.
21 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.
22 Return, ye backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings.
Behold, we come unto thee; for thou art the LORD our God.
23 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 For shame hath devoured the labor of our fathers from our youth:
Their flocks and their herds, their sons and their
25 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.
1 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.
2 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.
3 For thus saith the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem,
Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.
4 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
Because of the evil of your doings.
5 Declare ye in Judah, and publish in Jerusalem;
And say, Blow ye the trumpet in the land; cry, gather
And say, Assemble yourselves, and let us go into the
6 Set up the standard toward Zion; retire, stay not;
For I will bring evil from the north,
And a great destruction.
7 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
8 For this gird you about with sackcloth, and lament and howl;
For the fierce anger of the LORD is not turned back from
9 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. Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD!
Surely thou hast greatly deceived this people and
Ye shall have peace; whereas the sword reacheth unto the
11 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,
12 Even a full wind from those places.
Shall come unto me; now will I give sentence against them.
13 Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots shall be as a
His horses are swifter than eagles. Woe unto us! for we are
14 O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness,
That thou mayest be saved.
How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?
15 For a voice declareth from Dan, and publisheth affliction from mount
16 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.
17 As keepers of a field, are they against her round about;
Because she hath been rebellious against me, saith the
18 Thy way and thy wicked doings have procured these things unto thee;
This is thy wickedness, because it is bitter, because it
reacheth thine heart.
19 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.
20 Destruction upon destruction is cried;
For the whole land is spoiled;
Suddenly are my tents spoiled, and my curtains in a moment.
21 How long shall I see the standard, and hear the sound of the trumpet?
22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish
And they have none understanding; they are wise to do evil,
but to do good they have no knowledge.
23 I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the
heavens, and they had no light.
24 I beheld the mountains; lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved
25 I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens
26 I beheld, and, lo, the place that had been a fruitful place was even
now a wilderness,
And all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence
of the LORD, and by his fierce anger.
27 For thus hath the LORD said, The whole land shall be desolate; yet
will I not make a full end.
28 For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black;
because I have spoken it,
I have purposed it, and will not relent, neither will I
turn back from it.
29 The whole city shall flee for the noise of the horsemen and bowmen;
They shall go into the thickets, and climb up upon the
Every city shall be forsaken, and not a man dwell therein.
30 And when thou art become spoiled, what wilt thou do?
Though thou shalt clothest thyself with crimson,
And thou deckest thee with ornaments of gold,
And thou rentest thy face with painting,
In vain shalt thou make thee fair;
Thy lovers will despise thee,
They will seek thy life.
31 For I have heard a voice as of a woman in travail,
And the anguish as of her that bringeth forth her first
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.
1 RUN ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now,
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.
2 And though they say, The LORD liveth; surely they swear falsely.
3 O LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken
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.
4 Therefore I said,
Surely these are poor; they are foolish;
For they know not the way of the LORD, nor the judgment of
5 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
6 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.
7 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
And assembled themselves by troops in the harlots' houses.
8 They were as lusty stallions in the morning;
Every one neighed after his neighbor's wife.
9 Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD;
And shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
10 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.
11 For the house of Israel and the house of Judah,
Have dealt very treacherously against me, saith the LORD.
12 They have belied the LORD, and said, It is not he;
Neither shall evil come upon us;
Neither shall we see sword nor famine;
13 And the prophets shall become as the wind,
And the word is not in them; thus shall it be done unto
14 Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this
I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people
wood, and it shall devour them.
15 Lo, I will bring a nation upon you from far, O house of Israel, saith
It is a mighty nation, it is an ancient nation,
A nation whose language thou knowest not,
Neither understandest what they say.
16 Their quiver is as an open sepulcher, they are all mighty men.
17 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.
18 Nevertheless in those days, saith the LORD,
I will not make a full end with you.
19 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 now serve other gods and strangers in a land
that is not yours.
20 Declare this in the house of Jacob, and publish it in Judah, saying,
21 Hear now this, O ye foolish people, and without understanding;
Which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear
22 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
That it cannot pass through it; and though the waves
thereof toss themselves,
Yet can they not prevail; though they roar mighty, yet can
they not pass over it?
23 But this people hath a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are
revolted and gone.
24 Neither say they in their heart, Let us now have fear in the LORD our
That giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his
He reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest.
25 Your iniquities have turned away these things,
And your sins have withholden good things from you.
26 For among my people are found wicked men; they lay wait,
As he that setteth snares; they set a trap, they catch men.
27 As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit;
Therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.
28 They are waxen fat, and they shine; yea,
They overpass the deeds of the wicked;
They judge not the cause,
Of the fatherless, yet they prosper;
And the right of the needy do they not judge.
29 Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD;
And shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
30 Yea, a wonderful and horrible thing has been committed in the land;
31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their
And my people love to have it so; and what will ye do in
the end thereof?
1 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 a fire
For evil appeareth out of the north country, and even great
2 I have likened the daughter of Zion to a comely and delicate
3 The 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.
4 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.
5 Arise, and let us go by night, and let us destroy her palaces.
6 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.
7 As a fountain casteth out her waters, so she casteth out her
Violence and spoil is heard; before me continually is grief
8 Be thou instructed, O Jerusalem, lest my soul depart from thee;
Lest I make thee desolate, a land not inhabited.
9 Thus saith the LORD of hosts,
They shall thoroughly glean the remnant of Israel as a
Turn back thine hand as a grape gatherer into the baskets.
10 To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear?
Behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot
Behold, the word of the LORD is unto them a reproach; they
have no delight in it.
11 Therefore I am full of the fury of the LORD; I am weary with holding
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.
12 And their houses shall be turned unto others, with their fields and
For I will stretch out my hand upon the inhabitants of the
land, saith the LORD.
13 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
14 They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly,
Saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
15 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination?
Nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they
Therefore they shall fall down together among all them that
At the time that I visit them they shall be cast down,
saith the LORD.
16 Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the
Where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find
rest for your souls.
But they said, We will not walk therein; also I set
watchmen over you, saying,
Hearken to the sound of the trumpet; but they said, We will
18 Therefore hear, ye nations, and know, O congregation, what is among
19 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.
20 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.
21 Therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will lay stumbling blocks
before this people,
And the fathers and the sons together shall fall upon them;
the neighbor and his friend shall perish.
22 Thus saith the LORD, Behold, a people cometh from the north country,
And a great nation shall be raised from the sides of the
23 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
24 We have heard the fame thereof; our hands wax feeble;
Anguish hath taken hold of us,
And pain, as of a woman in travail.
25 Go not forth into the field, nor walk by the way;
For the sword of the enemy and fear is on every side.
26 O daughter of my people, gird thee with sackcloth, and wallow thyself
Make thee mourning, as for an only son, most bitter
For the spoiler shall suddenly come upon us.
27 I have set thee for a tower and a fortress among my people,
That thou mayest know and try their way.
28 They are all grievous revolters,
Walking with slanders;
They are brass and iron; they are all corrupters.
29 The bellows are burned, the lead is consumed of the fire;
The founder melteth in vain; for the wicked are not plucked
30 Reprobate silver shall men call them, because the LORD hath rejected
1 THE word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
2 Stand in the gate of the LORD'S house, and proclaim there this
And say, Hear the word of the LORD, all ye of Judah,
That enter in at these gates to worship the LORD.
3 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.
4 Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD,
The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, are these.
5 For if ye thoroughly amend your ways and your doings;
If ye thoroughly execute judgment between a man and his
6 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;
7 Then will I cause you to dwell in this place,
In the land that I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever.
8 Behold, ye trust in lying words that cannot profit. Will ye
steal, murder, and commit adultery,
And swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk
after other gods whom ye know not;
10 And come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my
And say, We are delivered to do all these abominations?
11 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.
12 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.
13 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 unto you, but ye answered
14 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 unto Shiloh.
15 And I will cast you out of my sight, as I have cast out all your
Even the whole seed of Ephraim.
16 Therefore pray not thou for this people,
Neither lift up thy cry nor prayer for them,
Neither make intercession to me; for I will not hear thee.
17 Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets
18 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; do they provoke me to
anger? saith the LORD;
Do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their
20 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD;
Behold, mine anger and my fury shall be poured out upon
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.
21 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel:
Put your burnt offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat
22 For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them,
In the day I brought them out of the land of Egypt,
Concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices; but this I
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 But they hearkened not unto me, nor inclined their ear, but walked in
And in the imagination of their evil heart, and went
backward, and not forward.
25 Since the day that your fathers came forth out of the land of Egypt,
Unto this day I have even sent unto you my servants the
Daily rising up early and sending them out unto my people;
26 Yet they hearkened not unto me, nor inclined their ear,
But hardened their neck; doing worse than their fathers.
27 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.
28 But thou shalt say unto them,
This is a nation that obeyeth not the voice of the LORD
Nor receiveth correction: truth is perished, and is cut off
from their mouth.
29 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 this generation.
30 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.
31 And they have built the high places of Tophet, which is in the valley
of the son of Hinnom,
To burn their sons and daughters in the fire; which I
commanded them not, neither came it into my heart.
32 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
For they shall bury in Tophet, till there be no place.
33 And the carcasses of this people,
Shall be meat for the fowls of the heaven,
And for the beasts of the earth; and none shall fray them
34 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
And the voice of the bride; for the land shall be desolate.
1 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
2 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.
3 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.
4 Moreover thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD;
Shall they fall, and not arise?
Shall he turn away, and not return?
5 Why then is this people of Jerusalem,
Slidden back by a perpetual backsliding?
They hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.
6 I hearkened and heard, but they spake not aright;
No man repented him of his wickedness, saying, What have I
Every one turned to his course, as the horse rusheth into
7 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.
8 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
9 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?
10 Therefore will I give their wives unto others,
And their fields to them that shall inherit them;
For every one from the least unto the greatest,
Is given to covetousness from the prophet,
Unto the priest,
Every one dealeth falsely.
11 For they have healed the hurt
Of the daughter of my people slightly,
Saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
12 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination?
Nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they
Therefore shall they fall among them that fall;
In the time of their visitation,
They shall be cast down, saith the LORD.
13 I will surely consume them, saith the LORD;
Therefore there shall be no grapes upon the vine,
Nor figs on the fig tree, and even the leaf shall fade;
And the things that I have given them shall pass away from
14 Why do we sit still? assemble, and let us enter the defended 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.
15 We looked for peace, but no good came; and for a time of health, and
16 The snorting of his mighty and strong horses was heard all the way
The whole land trembled at the sound of the neighing of his
For they are come, and have devoured the land, and all that
is in it;
The city, and those that dwell therein.
17 For, behold, I will send serpents, cockatrices, among you,
Which will not be charmed, and they shall bite you, saith
18 When I would comfort myself against sorrow, my heart is faint within
19 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?
20 The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.
21 For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt;
I am black; astonishment hath taken hold on me.
22 Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there?
Why then is not the health of the daughter of my people
1 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!
2 Oh that I had in the wilderness a safe lodging place of
That I might leave the daughters of my people, and go from
For they be all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men.
3 And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies;
They are not valiant for the truth of the Lord upon the
For they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me,
saith the LORD.
4 And take ye heed every one of his neighbor, and trust ye not in
For every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbor
will walk with slanders.
5 And they will deceive every one his neighbor, and will not speak
the truth unto him;
They have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary
themselves to commit iniquity unto all.
6 Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they
refuse to know me, saith the LORD.
7 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?
8 Their tongue is as an arrow shot out;
It speaketh deceit;
One speaketh peaceably to his neighbor,
With his mouth, but in his heart he layeth in wait.
9 Shall I not visit them for these things? saith the LORD;
Shall not my soul be avenged upon such a nation as this?
10 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;
Neither can men hear the voice of the cattle;
Both the fowl of the heavens,
And the beast are fled; they are gone.
11 And I will make Jerusalem heaps, and a den of dragons;
And I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an
12 Who is the wise man, that may understand this?
And who is he to whom the LORD hath spoken,
That he may declare it, for what the land perisheth,
And is burned up like a wilderness, that none passeth
13 And the LORD saith, Because they have forsaken my law which I set
And have not obeyed my voice, neither walked therein to my
14 But have walked after the imagination of their own heart,
And after Baalim, which their fathers taught them;
15 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.
16 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
17 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Consider ye, and call for the mourning
That they may come; and send for cunning women, that they
18 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.
19 For a voice of wailing is heard out of Zion,
How are we spoiled! and we are greatly confounded,
Because we have forsaken the land, because our dwellings
have cast us out.
20 Yet hear the word of the LORD, O ye women, and let your ear receive
the word of his mouth,
And teach your daughters wailing, and every one her
neighbor loud lamentation.
21 For death is come up into our windows, and is entered into our
To cut off the children from without, the young men from
22 Speak, Thus saith the LORD,
Even the carcasses of men shall fall as dung upon the open
And as the handful after the harvestman, and none shall
23 Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom of the
Neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the
rich man glory in his riches;
24 But let him that glorieth glory in this thing, that he understandeth
and knoweth me,
That I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment,
For in these things I delight, saith the LORD.
25 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD,
That I will punish all them which are circumcised with the
26 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
And all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in the heart.
1 HEAR ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of
2 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.
3 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.
4 They deck it out with decorations of silver and gold;
They fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move
5 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,
And neither also is any power in them to do any good.
6 Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O LORD;
Thou art great, and thy name is great in might.
7 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.
8 But they are altogether brutish and foolish; the stock is a
doctrine of vanities.
9 Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish, and gold
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.
10 But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God,
And an everlasting king; at his wrath the earth shall
And the nations upon the earth shall not be able to abide
11 Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens
and the earth,
Even they shall perish from the face of the earth, and from
under these heavens.
12 He hath made the earth, and hath established the world by his wisdom,
And hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.
13 When he uttereth his voice,
There is a multitude of waters in the heavens,
And he causeth the vapors to ascend from the ends of the
He maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind
out of his treasures.
14 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
15 They are vanity, and the work of errors; in the time of their
visitation they shall perish.
16 The portion of Jacob is not like them; for he is the former of all
And Israel is the rod of his inheritance; The LORD of hosts
is his name.
17 Gather up thy wares out of the land, O inhabitant of the fortress.
18 For thus saith the LORD,
Behold, I will sling out the inhabitants of the land at
And will distress them, that they may find it so.
19 Woe is me for my hurt! my wound is grievous;
But I said, Truly this is a grief,
And I must bear it.
20 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.
21 For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the LORD;
Therefore they shall not prosper,
And all their flocks shall be scattered.
22 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.
23 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 O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou
bring me to nothing.
25 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.
1 THE word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
2 Hear ye the words of this covenant, and speak unto the men of
And to the inhabitants of Jerusalem;
3 And say thou unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel;
Cursed be the man that obeyeth not the words of this
4 Which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them
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;
5 That I may perform the oath which I have sworn unto your
To give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as it is
Then answered I, and said, So be it, O LORD.
6 Then the LORD said unto me,
Proclaim all these words,
In the cities of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem,
Saying, Hear ye the words of this covenant, and do them.
7 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.
8 Yet they obeyed not, nor inclined their ear, but walked every
one in the imagination of their evil heart;
Therefore I brought upon them all the words of this
covenant, which I commanded them to do;
But they did them not.
9 And the LORD said unto me,
A conspiracy is found in Judah,
And among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
10 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.
11 Therefore thus saith the LORD,
Behold, I will bring evil upon them,
Which they shall not be able to escape from;
And though they shall cry unto me, I will not hearken.
12 Then shall the cities of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem go,
And they shall cry unto the gods unto whom they have
| But they shall not save them at all in the time of their
13 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.
14 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.
15 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.
16 The LORD called thy name, A green olive tree, fair, and of goodly
With the noise of a great tumult he hath kindled fire upon
And the branches of it are broken; 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
Which they have done against themselves to provoke me to
anger in offering incense unto Baal.
18 And the LORD hath given me knowledge of it, and I know it; then thou
shewedst me their doings.
19 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 by them.
20 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.
21 Therefore thus saith the LORD of the men of Anathoth,
That seek thy life, saying, Prophesy not in the name of the
That thou die not by our hand; therefore thus saith the
LORD of hosts,
Behold, I will punish them; the young men shall die by the
Their sons and their daughters shall die by famine;
23 And there shall be no remnant of them;
For I will bring evil upon the men of Anathoth,
Even the year of their visitation.
1 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?
2 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.
3 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.
4 How long shall the land mourn, and the herbs of every field
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.
5 If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee,
Then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land
Wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt
thou do in the swelling of Jordan?
6 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.
7 For I have forsaken mine house, Israel, I have left mine
I have given the dearly beloved of my soul into the hand of
8 Mine heritage is unto me the same as a lion in the forest;
It crieth out against me; therefore have I hated it.
9 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
10 Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion
They have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.
11 They have made it desolate,
And being desolate it mourneth unto me;
The whole land is made desolate, because no man layeth it
12 The spoilers are come upon all high places all through the
For the sword of the LORD shall devour from the one end of
Even to the other end of the land; no flesh shall have
13 They have sown wheat, but shall reap thorns;
They have put themselves to pain,
But shall not profit;
They shall be ashamed of your revenues,
Because of the fierce anger of the LORD.
14 Thus saith the LORD against all mine evil neighbors,
That touch the inheritance which I have caused my people
Israel to inherit;
Behold, I will pluck them out of their land, and pluck out
the house of Judah from among them.
15 And it shall come to pass, after that I have plucked them out I will
And have compassion on them, and will bring them again,
Every man to his heritage, every man to his land.
16 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.
17 But if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that
nation, saith the LORD.
1 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.
2 So I got a girdle according to the word of the LORD, and put it
on my loins.
3 And the word of the LORD came unto me the second time, saying,
4 Take the girdle that thou hast got about thee,
Which is upon thy loins, and arise,
Go to Euphrates, and hide it in a hole of a rock.
5 So I went, and hid it by Euphrates, as the LORD commanded me.
6 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 have commanded thee to hide there.
7 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
8 Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Thus saith the
After this manner will I mar the pride of Judah, and the
great pride of Jerusalem.
10 This evil people, which refuse to hear my words, which walk in the
stubborness of their heart,
And walk after other gods, to serve them, and to worship
Shall even be as this girdle, which is good for nothing.
11 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.
12 Therefore thou shalt speak unto them this word; Thus saith the LORD
God of Israel,
Every bottle shall be filled with wine; and then they shall
say unto thee,
Do we not certainly know that every bottle shall be filled
13 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
And the prophets, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem,
14 And I will dash them one against another, even the fathers and the
Saith the LORD; I will not pity, nor spare, nor have mercy,
but destroy them.
15 Hear ye, and give ear; be not proud; for the LORD hath spoken.
16 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; if ye will not hear,
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 shall all be carried away captive.
18 Say unto the king and to the queen, Humble yourselves, sit down;
For your principalities shall come down, even the crown of
19 All the cities of the south shall be wholly shut up, and none shall
Judah shall be carried away captive, it shall be wholly
carried away captive.
20 Lift up your eyes, and behold all them that come from the north;
Where is the flock that was given thee, thy beautiful
21 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?
22 And if thou say in thine heart, Wherefore come these things upon me?
For the greatness of thine iniquity are thy skirts stripped
off, and thy heels made bare.
23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?
Then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.
24 Therefore will I scatter them as the stubble
That passeth away by the wind of the wilderness.
25 This is thy lot, the portion of thy measures from me,
Saith the LORD; because thou hast forgotten me, and trusted
26 Therefore will I discover thy skirts upon thy face, that thy shame
27 I have seen thine adulteries, and thy neighings, and the lewdness of
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?
1 THE word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah concerning the
2 Judah mourneth, and the gates thereof languish;
They are black unto the ground;
And the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.
3 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.
4 Because the ground is chapped, for there was no rain,
The plowmen were ashamed, they covered their heads.
5 Yea, the hind also calved in the field,
And forsook it, because there was no grass.
6 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.
7 O LORD, though our iniquities testify against us, do thou it for
thy name's sake;
For our backslidings are many; and we have all sinned
8 O the hope of Israel, the savior 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
9 Why shouldest thou be as a man astonied, as a mighty man that
Yet thou, O LORD, art in the midst of us, and we are called
by thy name; leave us not.
10 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.
11 Then said the LORD unto me, Pray not for this people for their good.
12 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.
13 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.
14 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 naught, and the deceit of their own hearts.
15 Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that prophesy,
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.
16 And the people to whom they prophesy shall be cast out in the streets
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.
17 Therefore thou shalt say this word of mine 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.
18 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.
19 Hast thou utterly rejected Judah? hath thy soul loathed Zion?
Why hast thou smitten us, and there is no healing for us?
We looked for peace, and there is no good;
And for the time of healing,
And behold trouble!
20 We acknowledge, O LORD, our wickedness,
And the iniquity of our fathers; for we have sinned against
21 Do not abhor us, for thy name's sake, do not disgrace the throne of
Remember, break not thy covenant with us.
22 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
Therefore we will wait upon thee, O LORD our God;
For thou hast made all these things.
1 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.
2 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.
3 And I will appoint over them four destroyers, saith the LORD;
The sword to slay, and the dogs to tear, and the fowls of
And the beasts of the earth, to devour and destroy.
4 And I will cause them to be removed into all kingdoms of the
Because of Manasseh the son of Hezekiah king of Judah, for
that which he did in Jerusalem.
5 For who shall have pity upon thee, O Jerusalem? or who shall
Or who shall go aside to ask how thou doest?
6 Thou hast forsaken me, saith the LORD,
Thou art gone backward;
Therefore will I stretch out my hand against thee,
And destroy thee; for I am weary with repenting.
7 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 to me from their evil and wicked
8 Their widows are increased to me, even above the sand of the
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.
9 She that hath borne seven languisheth; she hath given up the
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.
10 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.
11 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.
12 Shall iron break the northern iron and the steel?
13 Thy substance and thy treasures will I give to the spoil without
And that for all thy sins, even in all thy borders.
14 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
15 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 suffered rebuke.
16 Thy words were found by me, and I did eat them;
And thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine
For I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.
17 I sat not in the assembly of the mockers, nor rejoiced;
I sat alone because of thy hand; for thou hast filled me
18 Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuseth to
Wilt thou be altogether unto me as a liar, and as waters
19 Therefore thus saith the LORD, If thou return, then will I bring thee
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.
20 And I will make thee unto this people a fenced fortified wall of
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
21 And I will deliver thee out of the hand of the wicked,
And I will redeem thee out of the hand of the terrible.
1 THE word of the LORD came also unto me, saying,
2 Thou shalt not take thee a wife,
Neither shalt thou have sons or daughters in this place.
3 For thus saith the LORD concerning the sons and concerning the
That are born in this place, and concerning their mothers
that bare them,
And concerning their fathers that begat them in this land;
4 They shall die of grievous deaths;
They shall not be lamented;
Neither shall they be buried;
But they shall be as dung upon the face of the earth;
And they shall be consumed by the sword, and by famine;
And their carcasses shall be meat for the fowls of heaven,
And for all the beasts of the earth. For thus saith the
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
Even lovingkindness and mercies.
6 Both the great and the small shall die in this land;
They shall not be buried, neither shall men lament for
Nor cut themselves, nor make themselves bald headed for
7 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.
8 Thou shalt not also go into the house of feasting, to sit with
them to eat and to drink.
9 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.
10 And it shall come to pass, when thou shalt show this people all these
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?
11 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;
12 And ye have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, ye walk every
After the imagination of his evil heart, that they may not
hearken unto me;
13 Therefore will I cast you out of this land into a land that ye know
not, neither ye nor your fathers;
And there shall ye serve other gods day and night; where I
will not show you favor.
14 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 Egypt;
15 But, The LORD liveth, that brought up the children of Israel,
From the north, and from all the lands whither he had
And I will bring them again into their land that I gave
unto their fathers.
16 Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith the LORD, and they shall
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; for
mine eyes are upon all their ways;
They are not hid from before my face, neither is their
iniquity hid from before mine eyes.
18 And first I will recompense their iniquity and their sin double;
because they have defiled my land,
They have filled mine inheritance with the carcasses of
detestable and abominable things.
19 O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of our
The Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the
earth, and shall say,
Surely we inherited lies, vanity, things wherein there is
20 Shall a man make gods unto himself, when they are not gods?
21 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.
1 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;
2 Whilst their children remember their altars
And their groves by the green trees upon the high hills.
3 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.
4 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
5 Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man,
And maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from
6 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.
7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the
8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters,
And that spreadeth out her roots by the river,
And shall not fear when heat cometh,
But her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful.
In the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding
9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked;
who can know it?
10 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, 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.
12 A glorious high throne from the beginning is the place of our
13 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
14 Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be
saved; for thou art my praise.
15 Behold, they say unto me, Where is the word of the LORD? let it come
16 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.
17 Be not a terror unto me; thou art my hope in the day of evil.
18 Let them be confounded that persecute me, but let not me be
Let them be dismayed, but let not me be dismayed; bring
upon them the day of evil,
And destroy them with double destruction.
19 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
And in all the gates of Jerusalem;
20 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
21 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;
22 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.
23 But they obeyed not, neither inclined their ear, but made their neck
That they might not hear, nor receive instruction.
24 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
But hallow the Sabbath day, to do no work therein;
25 Then shall there enter into the gates of this city kings and princes
Sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on
They, and their princes, the men of Judah,
And the inhabitants of Jerusalem;
And this city shall remain for ever.
26 And they shall come from the cities of Judah,
And from the places about Jerusalem, and from the land of
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.
27 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
Then will I kindle a fire in the gates thereof,
And it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem,
And it shall not be quenched.
1 THE word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
2 Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause
thee to hear my words.
3 Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought
a work on the wheels.
4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of
So he made it again another vessel,
As seemed good to the potter to make it.
5 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
6 O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith
Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in
mine hand, O house of Israel.
7 At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and
concerning a kingdom,
To pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy it;
8 If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their
I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.
9 And at what instant I shall speak concerning a nation,
And concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it;
10 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
11 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.
12 And they said, There is no hope; but we will walk after our own
And we will every one do the imagination of his evil heart.
13 Therefore thus saith the LORD;
Ask ye now among the heathen,
Who hath heard of such things as this;
The virgin of Israel hath done a very horrible thing.
14 Will a man leave the snow of Lebanon which cometh from the rock?
Or shall the cold flowing waters that come from another
place be forsaken?
15 Because my people hath forgotten me, they have burned their incense
And they have caused them to stumble in their ways from the
To walk in paths, in a way not cast up;
16 To make their land desolate, and a perpetual hissing;
Every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished, and wag
17 I will scatter them as with a mighty east wind before the enemy;
I will show them the back, and not the face,
In the day of their calamity.
18 Then said they, Come,
And let us devise devices against Jeremiah;
For the law shall not perish away 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.
19 Give heed to me, O LORD, and hearken to the voice of them that
contend with me.
20 Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have digged a pit for my
Remember that I stood before thee to speak good for them,
And to turn away thy wrath from them.
21 Therefore deliver their children to the famine,
And pour ye out their blood by the force of the sword;
And let their wives be bereaved of their children, and be
And let their men be put to death; let their young men be
slain by the sword in battle.
22 Let a cry be heard from their houses, when thou shalt bring a troop
suddenly upon them;
For they have digged a pit in an attempt to take me, and
hid snares for my feet.
23 Yet, LORD, thou knowest all their counsel was called against me to
Forgive not their iniquity, neither blot out their sin from
But let them be overthrown and scattered before thee;
Deal thus with them in the time of thine anger.
1 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;
2 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,
3 And say, Hear ye the word of the LORD, O ye kings of Judah, and
ye 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; 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;
5 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
6 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 the
slaughter of my people.
7 And I will make void the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem in this
And I will cause them to fall by the sword before their
And by the hands of them that seek after their lives;
And their carcasses will I give to be meat,
For the fowls of the heaven,
And also for the beasts of the earth.
8 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.
9 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.
10 Then shalt thou break the bottle in the sight of the men that go with
11 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 left to bury them.
12 Thus will I do unto this place, saith the LORD,
And to the inhabitants thereof, and even make this city as
13 And the houses of Jerusalem, and 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.
14 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,
15 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.
1 NOW Pashur the son of Immer the priest,
Who was also chief governor in the house of the LORD,
Heard that it had been Jeremiah that prophesied these
2 Then Pashur smote Jeremiah the prophet, and put him in the
That were in the high gate of Benjamin, which was by the
house of the LORD.
3 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Pashur brought Jeremiah
out of the stocks.
Then said Jeremiah unto him, The LORD hath not called thy
name Pashur, but Magormissabib.
4 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
And he shall carry them captive into Babylon,
And shall slay them with the sword.
5 Moreover I will deliver all the strength of this city,
And all the labors thereof, and all the precious things
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
6 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
7 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
8 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.
9 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
And I was weary with my forbearing, and I could not stay.
10 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
And we shall take our revenge on him; but the LORD is with
me as a mighty terrible one;
Therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not
They shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not prosper;
Their everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten.
12 But, O LORD of hosts, that triest the righteous,
And seest the inward parts and the heart,
Let me see thy vengeance on them;
For unto thee have I opened my cause.
13 Sing unto the LORD, praise ye the LORD;
For he hath delivered the soul of the poor from the hand of
14 Cursed be the day wherein I was born; let not the day wherein my
mother bare me be blessed.
15 Cursed be the man who brought tidings to my father, saying,
A man child is born unto thee; making him very glad.
16 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
17 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; wherefore came I
forth out of the womb,
To see labor and sorrow, that my days should be consumed
1 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,
2 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.
3 Then said Jeremiah unto them,
Thus shall ye say to Zedekiah; Thus saith the LORD God of
Behold, I will turn back the weapons of war that are in
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.
5 And I myself will fight against you with an outstretched hand,
And with a strong arm, even in anger, and in fury, and in
6 And I will smite the inhabitants of this city, both man and
They shall die of a great pestilence.
7 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
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.
8 And unto this people thou shalt say, Thus saith the LORD;
Behold, I set before you the way of life, and the way of
9 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.
10 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.
11 And touching the house of the king of Judah, say, Hear ye the word of
12 O house of David, thus saith the LORD; Execute judgment in the
And deliver him that is spoiled out of the hand of the
Lest my fury go out like fire, and burn that none can
Because of the evil of your doings.
13 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
14 But I will punish you according to the fruit of your doings, saith
And I will kindle a fire in the forest thereof, and it
shall devour all things round about it.
1 THUS saith the LORD; Go down to the house of the king of Judah,
and speak there this word,
2 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
3 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.
4 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.
5 But if ye will not hear these words,
I swear by myself, saith the LORD,
That this house shall become a desolation.
6 For thus saith the LORD unto the king's house of Judah;
Thou art as Gilead unto me, and even as the head of
Yet I will make thee a wilderness, cities which are not
7 And I will prepare destroyers against thee, every one with his
And they shall cut down all thy choice cedars, and cast
them into the fire.
8 And many nations shall pass by this city, and they shall say
every man to his neighbor,
Wherefore hath the LORD done thus unto this great city?
Then they shall answer,
Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD their
And worshipped other gods, and also served them.
10 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.
11 For thus saith the LORD touching Shallum the son of Josiah king of
Which reigned instead of Josiah his father, which went
forth out of this place;
He shall not return thither any more;
12 But he shall die in the place whither they have led him captive,
And shall see this land no more.
13 Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness, and his
chambers by wrong;
That useth his neighbor's service without wages, and giveth
him not for his work;
14 That saith, I will build me a wide house and large chambers,
And cutteth him out windows;
And it is ceiled with cedar, and painted with vermilion.
15 Shalt thou reign, because thou closest thyself in cedar?
Did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and
And then it was well with him?
16 He judged the cause of the poor and needy;
Then it was well with him; was not this to know me? saith
17 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.
18 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 my sister!
They shall not lament for him, saying, Ah lord! or, Ah his
19 He shall be buried with the burial of an ass,
Drawn and cast forth beyond the gates of Jerusalem.
20 Go up to Lebanon, and cry; and lift up thy voice in Bashan,
And cry from the passages; for all thy lovers are
21 I spake unto thee in thy prosperity; but thou saidst, I will not
This hath been thy manner from thy youth, that thou
obeyedst not my voice.
22 The wind shall eat up all thy pastors, and thy lovers shall go into
Surely then shalt thou be ashamed and confounded for all
23 O inhabitant of Lebanon, that makest thy nest in the cedars,
How pitied shalt thou be when pangs come upon thee,
The pain as of a woman in travail!
24 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
25 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.
26 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.
27 But to the land whereunto they desire to return, thither shall they
28 Is this man Coniah a despised broken idol? is he a vessel wherein is
Wherefore are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast
into a land which they know not?
29 O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.
30 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.
1 WOE be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my
pasture! saith the LORD.
2 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.
3 And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries,
Whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to
And they shall be fruitful and increase.
4 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.
5 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.
6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely;
And this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD
7 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;
8 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.
9 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
holinessl 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.
11 For both prophet and priest are profane;
Yea, in my house have I found their wickedness, saith the
12 Wherefore their way shall be unto them as slippery ways in the
They shall be driven on, and fall therein; for I will bring
evil upon them,
Even the year of their visitation, saith the LORD.
13 And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria;
They prophesied in Baal, and caused my people Israel to
14 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.
15 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.
16 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.
17 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; 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?
19 Behold, the LORD'S whirlwind is gone forth in fury, a grievous
And it shall fall down grievously upon the heads of all the
20 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.
21 I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran;
I have not spoken, yet they prophesied.
22 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 away from the evil of all their wicked doings before
23 Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God striving afar off?
24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith
Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.
25 I have heard what the prophets said,
That prophesy lies in my name,
Saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.
26 How long shall this be in the hearts of the prophets that prophesy
Yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart;
27 Which think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams
Which they tell every man to his neighbor, as their fathers
have forgotten my name for Baal.
28 The prophet that hath had a dream, let him tell you his dream;
And he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully.
What is the chaff to the wheat? saith the LORD.
29 Is not my word like as a fire?
Saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in
30 Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD,
That steal my words every one from his neighbor.
31 Behold, I am against the prophets,
Saith the LORD, that use their tongues, and say, He saith.
32 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.
33 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.
34 And as for the prophet, and the priest, and the people, that shall
The burden of the LORD, I will even punish that man and his
35 Thus shall ye say every one to his neighbor, and to his brother,
What hath the LORD answered? and, What hath the LORD
36 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.
37 Thus shalt thou say to the prophet, What hath the LORD answered thee?
and, What hath the LORD spoken?
38 But since ye say, The burden of the LORD; therefore thus saith the
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;
39 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;
40 And I will bring an everlasting reproach upon you, and a perpetual
shame, which shall not be forgotten.
1 THE LORD showed me, and, behold, two baskets of figs were set
before the temple of the LORD,
After that Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon had carried away
The son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, and the princes of
With the carpenters and smiths, from Jerusalem,
And had brought them to Babylon.
2 One basket had very good figs,
Even like the figs that are first ripe;
And the other basket had very corrupt figs,
Which could not ever be eaten, they were so bad.
3 Then said the LORD unto me, What seest thou, Jeremiah?
And I said, Figs; the good figs, very good; and the evil,
That cannot be eaten, they are so evil.
4 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
5 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; Like these good figs,
So will I acknowledge them that are carried away captive of
Whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the
Chaldeans for their good.
6 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.
7 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.
8 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; 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
10 And I will send the sword, the famine, and the pestilence, among
Till they be consumed from off the land that I gave unto
them and to their fathers.
1 THE word that came to Jeremiah concerning all the people of
In the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of
That was the first year of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon;
2 Jeremiah the prophet spake unto all the people of Judah,
And to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying,
3 From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon king of
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.
4 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.
5 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;
6 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.
7 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.
8 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Because ye have not
heard my words,
9 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 up against this land,
And against the inhabitants thereof,
And against all nations round about,
And will utterly destroy them,
And make them an astonishment,
And an hissing, and perpetual desolations.
10 Moreover I will take from them the voice of mirth,
And the voice of gladness, and the voice of the bridegroom,
And the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones,
and the light of the candle.
11 And this whole land shall become a desolation, and an astonishment;
And these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy
12 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
13 And I will bring upon that land all my words which I have pronounced
Even all that is written in this book, which Jeremiah hath
prophesied against all the nations.
14 For many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of them also;
And I will recompense them according to their deeds,
And according to all the works of their own hands.
15 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
16 And they shall drink, and be moved, and even become mad,
Because of the sword that I will send among them.
17 Then took I the cup at the LORD'S hand,
And made all the nations to drink, unto whom the LORD had
18 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;
19 Pharaoh king of Egypt,
And his servants, and his princes, and all his people;
20 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
And Azzah, and Ekron, and the remnant of Ashdod,
21 Edom, and Moab, and the children of Ammon,
22 And all the kings of Tyrus, and all the kings of Zidon, and the kings
of the isles which are beyond the sea,
23 Dedan, and Tema, and Buz, and all that are in the utmost corners,
24 And all the kings of Arabia, and all the kings of the mingled people
that dwell in the desert,
25 And all the kings of Zimri, and all the kings of Elam, and all the
kings of the Medes,
26 And all the kings of the north, both far and near, and one with
And all the kingdoms of the world, which are upon the face
of the earth;
And the king of Sheshach shall drink after them.
27 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
28 And it shall be, if they refuse to take the cup at thine hand to
Then shalt thou say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of
hosts; Ye shall certainly drink.
29 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
30 Therefore prophesy thou against them all these words, and say unto
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
As they that tread the grapes, against all the inhabitants
of the earth.
31 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.
32 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, evil shall go forth from nation
And a great whirlwind shall be raised up from the coasts of
33 And the slain of the LORD shall be at that day,
From one end of the earth even unto the other end of the
They shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried;
they shall be dung upon the ground.
34 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
And ye shall fall down like a pleasant vessel.
35 And the shepherds shall have no way to flee,
Nor the principal of the flock to escape.
36 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.
37 And the peaceable habitations are cut down because of the fierce
anger of the LORD.
38 He hath forsaken his covert, as the lion; for their land is to become
Because of the fierceness of the oppressor, and because of
his fierce anger.
1 IN the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim,
The son of Josiah king of Judah came this word from the
2 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;
3 If so be they will hearken, and turn every man from his evil
That I may relent of the evil which I purpose to do unto
Because of the evil of their doings.
4 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,
5 To hearken to the words of my servants the prophets, whom I sent
Both rising up early, and sending them, but ye have not
6 Then will I make this house like Shiloh,
And will make this city a curse,
To all the nations of the earth;
For ye have not hearkened unto my servants.
7 So the priests and the prophets and all the people,
Heard Jeremiah speaking these words in the house of the
8 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
That the priests and the prophets and all the people took
him, saying, Thou shalt surely die.
9 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.
10 When the princes of Judah heard these things,
Then they came up from the king's house unto the house of
And sat down in the entry way of the new gate going into
the LORD'S house.
11 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
As ye have heard with your ears.
12 Then spake Jeremiah unto all the princes and to all the people,
The LORD sent me to prophesy against this house and against
this city all the words that ye have heard.
13 Therefore now amend your ways and your doings, and obey the voice of
the LORD your God;
And repent and the LORD will turn away the evil that he
hath pronounced against you.
14 As for me, behold, I am in your hand;
Do with me as seemeth good and meet unto you.
15 But know ye for certain, that if ye put me to death,
Ye shall surely be bringing innocent blood upon yourselves,
And also upon this city, and upon all the inhabitants
For of a truth the LORD sent me unto you to speak all this
in your ears.
16 Then said the princes and all the people unto the priests and to the
This man is not worthy to die; for he hath spoken to us in
the name of the LORD our God.
17 Then rose up certain of the elders of the land, and spake to all the
assembly of the people, saying,
18 Micah the Morasthite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of
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
And the mountain of the house as the high places of a
19 Did Hezekiah king of Judah and all Judah put him to death?
Did he not fear the LORD, and beseech the LORD?
And the LORD turned away the evil,
Which he had pronounced against them.
Thus might we procure great evil against our souls.
20 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;
21 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
22 And Jehoiakim the king sent men into Egypt,
Namely, Elnathan the son of Achbor, and certain men with
him into Egypt.
23 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 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.
1 IN the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah
king of Judah,
Came this word unto Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
2 Thus saith the LORD to me;
Make thee bonds and yokes, and put them upon thy neck,
3 And send them to the king of Edom, and also 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;
4 And command all of them to say this unto their masters,
Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel,
Thus shall ye say unto your masters,
5 I have made the earth,
The man and the beast upon the ground,
By my great power and by my outstretched arm,
And have given it unto whom it seemed meet unto me.
6 And now have I given all these lands to Nebuchadnezzar the king
of Babylon, my servant;
And the beasts of the field have I given him also to serve
7 And all nations shall serve him, and his son, and his son's son,
Until the very time of his land come;
Then many nations and great kings shall serve him.
8 And it shall come to pass, that the nation and kingdom,
Which will not serve the same Nebuchadnezzar the king of
And that will not put their neck under the yoke of the king
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
9 Therefore hearken not ye to your prophets,
Nor to your diviners,
Nor to your dreamers, nor to your enchanters,
Nor to your sorcerers, which speak unto you, saying,
Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon; for they prophesy a
lie unto you,
To remove you far from your land; that I should drive you
out and ye should perish.
11 But the nations that bring their neck under the yoke of the king of
Babylon, and serve him,
Those will I let remain still in their own land, saith the
LORD; and they shall till it, and dwell therein.
12 I spake also to Zedekiah king of Judah according to all these words,
Bring your necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and
serve him and his people, and live.
13 Why will ye die, thou and thy people, by the sword, by the famine,
and by the pestilence,
As the LORD hath spoken against the nation that will not
serve the king of Babylon?
14 Therefore hearken not unto the words of the prophets that speak unto
Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon; for they prophesy a
lie unto you.
15 For I have not sent them, saith the LORD,
Yet they prophesy a lie in my name;
That I might drive you out,
And that ye might perish,
Ye, and the prophets that prophesy unto you.
16 Also I spake to the priests and to all this people, saying,
Thus saith the LORD; Hearken not to the words of your
prophets that prophesy unto you, saying,
Behold, the vessels of the LORD'S house shall now shortly
be brought again from Babylon;
For they prophesy a lie unto you.
17 Hearken not unto them;
Serve the king of Babylon, and live;
Wherefore should this city be laid waste?
18 But if they be prophets,
And if the word of the LORD be with them,
Let them now make intercession to the LORD of hosts,
That the vessels which are left in the house of the LORD,
And in the house of the king of Judah, and at Jerusalem, go
not to Babylon.
19 For thus saith the LORD of hosts concerning the pillars, and
concerning the sea,
And concerning the bases, and concerning the residue of the
vessels that remain in this city,
20 Which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took not, when he carried away
Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah from Jerusalem
And all the nobles of Judah and Jerusalem;
21 Yea, thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel,
Concerning the vessels that remain in the house of the
And in the house of the king of Judah and of Jerusalem;
22 They shall be carried to Babylon,
And there shall they be,
Until the day that I visit them, saith the LORD;
Then will I bring them up, and restore them to this place.
1 AND it came to pass the same year, in the beginning of the reign
of Zedekiah king of Judah,
In the fourth year, and in the fifth month, that Hananiah
the son of Azur the prophet,
Which was of Gibeon, spake unto me in the house of the
In the presence of the priests and of all the people,
2 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying,
I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon.
3 Within two full years will I bring again into this place all the
vessels of the LORD'S house,
That Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took away from this
place, and carried them to Babylon;
4 And I will bring again to this place Jeconiah the son of
Jehoiakim king of Judah,
With all the captives of Judah that went into Babylon,
saith the LORD;
For I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.
5 Then the prophet Jeremiah said unto the prophet Hananiah
In the presence of the priests and all the people that
stood in the house of the LORD,
6 Even the prophet Jeremiah said, Amen; the LORD do so; the LORD
perform thy words which thou hast prophesied,
To bring again the vessels of the LORD'S house, and all
that is carried away captive, from Babylon into this place.
7 Nevertheless hear thou now this word
That I speak in thine ears, and in the ears of all the
8 The prophets that have been before me and before thee of old
Both against many countries, and against great kingdoms, of
war, and of evil, and of pestilence.
9 The prophet which prophesieth of peace, when the word of the
prophet shall come to pass,
Then shall the prophet be known, that the LORD hath truly
10 Then Hananiah the prophet took the yoke,
From off the prophet Jeremiah's neck, and brake it.
11 And Hananiah spake in the presence of all the people, saying,
Thus saith the LORD; Even so will I break the yoke of
Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon,
From the neck of all nations within the space of two full
And the prophet Jeremiah went his way.
12 Then the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah the prophet,
After that Hananiah the prophet had broken the yoke from
off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah, saying,
13 Go and tell Hananiah,
Saying, Thus saith the LORD;
Thou hast broken the yokes of wood;
But thou shalt make for them yokes of iron.
14 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel;
I have put a yoke of iron upon the neck of all these
That they may serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; and
they shall serve him;
And I have given him the beasts of the field also.
15 Then said the prophet Jeremiah unto Hananiah the prophet,
Hear now, Hananiah; The LORD hath not sent thee;
But thou makest this people to trust in a lie.
16 Therefore thus saith the LORD;
Behold, I will cast thee from off the face of the earth;
This year thou shalt die, because thou hast taught
rebellion against the LORD.
17 So Hananiah the prophet died the same year in the seventh month.
1 NOW these are the words of the letter that Jeremiah the prophet
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;
2 (After that Jeconiah the king, and the queen, and the eunuchs, the
princes of Judah and Jerusalem,
And the carpenters, and the smiths, were departed from
3 By the hand of Elasah the son of Shaphan, and Gemariah the son
(whom Zedekiah king of Judah sent unto Babylon to
Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon) saying,
4 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, unto all that
are carried away captives,
Whom I have caused to be carried away from Jerusalem unto
5 Build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat
the fruit of them;
6 Take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters; and take wives for
And give your daughters to husbands,
That they may bear sons and daughters;
That ye may be increased there, and not diminished.
7 And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be
carried away captives,
And pray unto the LORD for it; for in the peace thereof
shall ye have peace.
8 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel;
Let not your prophets and your diviners,
That be in the midst of you, deceive you,
Neither hearken to your dreams, which ye cause to be
9 For they prophesy falsely unto you in my name; I have not sent
them, saith the LORD.
10 For thus saith the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished at
Babylon I will visit you,
And perform my good word toward you, in causing you to
return to this place.
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD,
Thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected
12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me,
And I will hear you; and ye shall seek me, and find me,
When ye shall search for me with all your heart.
14 And I will be found of you, saith the LORD;
And I will turn away your captivity,
And I will gather you from all the nations,
And from all the places whither I have driven you, saith
And I will bring you again into the place whence I caused
you to be carried away captive.
15 Because ye have said, The LORD hath raised us up prophets in Babylon;
16 Know that thus saith the LORD of the king that sitteth upon the
throne of David,
And of all the people that dwelleth in this city, and of
That are not gone forth with you into captivity;
17 Thus saith the LORD of hosts;
Behold, I will send upon them the sword, the famine, and
And will make them like vile figs, that cannot be eaten,
they are so evil.
18 And I will persue them with the sword, with the famine, and with the
And will deliver them to be removed to all the kingdoms of
To be a curse, and an astonishment, and an hissing, and a
Among all the nations whither I have driven and scattered
19 Because they have not hearkened to my words, saith the LORD,
Which I sent unto them by my servants the prophets,
Rising them up early and sending them forth;
But ye would not hear, saith the LORD.
20 Hear ye therefore the word of the LORD,
All ye of the captivity, whom I have sent from Jerusalem to
21 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, of Ahab the son of
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;
22 And of them shall be taken up a curse,
By all the captivity of Judah,
Which are in Babylon, saying,
The LORD make thee like Zedekiah and Ahab,
Whom the king of Babylon roasted in the fire;
23 Because they have committed vile deeds in Israel,
And have committed adultery with their neighbors' wives,
And have spoken lying words in my name,
Which I have not commanded them;
Even I know, and am a witness, saith the LORD.
24 Thus shalt thou also speak to Shemaiah the Nehelamite,
Saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel,
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,
26 The LORD hath made thee priest in the stead of Jehoiada the priest,
That ye should be officers in the house of the LORD,
For every man that is mad, and maketh himself a prophet,
That thou shouldest put him in prison, and in the stocks.
27 Now therefore why hast thou not reproved Jeremiah of Anathoth,
Which maketh himself a prophet to you?
28 For therefore he sent unto us in Babylon, saying, This captivity is
Build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and
eat the fruit of them.
29 And Zephaniah the priest read this letter in the ears of Jeremiah the
30 Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah, saying,
31 Send to all them of the captivity, saying,
Thus saith the LORD concerning Shemaiah the Nehelamite;
Because that Shemaiah hath prophesied unto you, and I sent
And he caused you to trust in a lie; therefore thus saith
Behold, I will punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite, and his
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.
1 THE word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
2 Thus speaketh the LORD God of Israel, saying,
Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a
3 For, lo, the days come, saith the LORD,
That I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel
and Judah, saith the LORD;
And I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to
their fathers, and they shall possess it.
4 And these are the words that the LORD spake concerning Israel
and concerning Judah.
5 For thus saith the LORD; We have heard a voice of trembling, of
fear, and not of peace.
6 Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child?
Wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins,
As a woman in travail,
And all faces are turned into paleness?
7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it;
It is even the time of Jacob's trouble;
But he shall be saved out of it.
8 For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts,
That I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will
burst thy bonds,
And strangers shall no more serve themselves of him;
9 But they shall serve the LORD their God,
And David their king,
Whom I will raise up unto them.
10 Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the LORD;
Neither be dismayed, O Israel; for, lo, I will save thee
And thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob
And shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him
11 For I am with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee;
Though I make a full end of all nations,
Whither I have scattered thee,
Yet will I not make an end of thee;
But I will correct thee in my measure,
And will not leave thee altogether unpunished.
12 For thus saith the LORD, Thy bruise is not incurable,
Although thy wounds are grievous; is there none to plead
That thou mayest be bound up; hast thou no healing
14 All thy lovers have forgotten thee; they seek thee not;
For I have wounded thee with the wound of an enemy,
With the chastisement of a cruel one,
For the multitude of thine iniquity:
Because thy sins were increased.
15 Why criest thou for thine affliction?
Is thy sorrow incurable for the multitude of thine
Because thy sins were increased, I have done these things
16 Therefore all they that have devoured thee shall themselves be
And all thine adversaries, even every one of them, shall go
And they that spoil thee shall be a spoil, and all that
prey upon thee will I give for a prey.
17 For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy
wounds, saith the LORD;
Because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion,
whom no man seeketh after.
18 Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will bring again the captivity of
And have mercy on his dwelling places;
And the city shall be builded upon her own heap,
And the palace shall remain after the manner thereof.
19 And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that
And I will multiply them, and they shall not be a very few;
I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.
20 Their children also shall be as aforetime,
And their congregation shall be established before me,
And I will punish all that oppress them.
21 And their nobles shall be of themselves,
And their governor shall proceed from the midst of them;
And I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach
For who is this that engaged his heart to approach unto me?
saith the LORD.
22 And ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.
23 Behold, the whirlwind of the LORD goeth forth with fury,
A continuing whirlwind; it shall fall with pain upon the
head of the wicked.
24 The fierce anger of the LORD shall not return, until he have done it,
And until he have performed the intents of his heart;
In the latter days ye shall understand this.
1 AT the same time, saith the LORD,
Will I be the God of all the families of Israel, and they
shall be my people.
2 Thus saith the LORD, The people which were left of the sword
found grace in the wilderness;
Even Israel, when I went to cause him to rest.
3 The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying,
Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love;
Therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.
4 Again I will build thee,
And thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel;
Thou shalt again be adorned with thy labrets,
And shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry.
5 Thou shalt yet plant vines upon the mountains of Samaria;
The planters shall plant, and shall eat them as common
6 For there shall be a day, that the watchmen upon the mount
Ephraim shall cry,
Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto the LORD our God.
7 For thus saith the LORD; Sing with gladness for Jacob,
And shout among the chief of the nations;
Publish ye, praise ye, and say,
O LORD, save thy people, the remnant of Israel.
8 Behold, I will bring them from the north country,
And gather them from the ends of the earth,
And with them the blind and the lame,
The woman with child and her that travaileth with child
A great company shall return thither.
9 They shall come with weeping,
And with supplications will I lead them;
I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a
Wherein they shall not stumble; for I am a father to
Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.
10 Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles
afar off, and say,
He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as
a shepherd doth his flock.
11 For the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from he that was
12 Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion,
And shall flow together to the goodness of the LORD,
For the wheat, and for the wine, and for the 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.
13 Then shall the virgin rejoice in dance,
Both young men and old together;
For I will turn their mourning into joy,
And comfort them, and make them rejoice from sorrow.
14 And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness,
And my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, saith
15 Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and
Rahel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for
her children, because they were not.
16 Thus saith the LORD; Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes
For thy work shall be rewarded, saith the LORD;
And they shall come again from the land of the enemy.
17 And there is hope for thy future, saith the LORD,
That thy children shall come again to their own border.
18 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus;
Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised,
As a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke;
Turn thou me, and I shall be turned;
For thou art the LORD my God.
19 Surely after that I was turned, I repented;
And after that I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh;
I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the
reproach of my youth.
20 Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a pleasant child?
For since I spake against him,
I do earnestly remember him still;
Therefore my bowels are troubled for him;
I will surely have mercy upon him, saith the LORD.
21 Set thee up waymarks, make thee high heaps;
Set thine heart toward the highway, even the way which thou
Turn again, O virgin of Israel, turn again to these thy
22 How long wilt thou go about, O thou backsliding daughter?
For the LORD hath created a new thing in the earth,
A woman shall compass a man.
23 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel;
As yet they shall use this speech in the land of Judah,
And in the cities thereof, when I shall bring again their
The LORD bless thee, O habitation of justice, and mountain
24 And there shall dwell in Judah itself, and in all the cities thereof
Husbandmen, and they that go forth with flocks.
25 For I have satiated the weary soul,
And I have replenished every sorrowful soul.
26 Upon this I awaked, and beheld; and my sleep was sweet unto me.
27 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will sow the house of
And the house of Judah with the seed of man, and with the
seed of beast.
28 And it shall come to pass, that like as I have watched over them,
To pluck up, and to break down, and to throw down,
And to destroy, and to afflict;
So will I watch over them,
To build, and to plant, saith the LORD.
29 In those days they shall say no more,
The fathers have eaten a sour grape,
And the children's teeth are set on edge.
30 But every one shall die for his own iniquity;
Every man that eateth the sour grape, his teeth shall be
set on edge.
31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD,
That I will make a new covenant,
With the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah;
32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers,
In the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out
of the land of Egypt;
Which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband
unto them, saith the LORD;
33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of
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.
34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor,
And every man his brother, saying,
Know the LORD; for they shall all know me,
From the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the
For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember
their sin no more.
35 Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day,
And the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light
Which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar:
The LORD of hosts is his name;
36 If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD,
Then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a
nation before me for ever.
37 Thus saith the LORD; If the 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.
38 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD,
That the city shall be built to the LORD,
From the tower of Hananeel unto the gate of the corner.
39 And the measuring line shall yet go forth over against it
Upon the hill Gareb, and shall compass about to Goath.
40 And the whole valley of the dead bodies, and 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.
1 THE word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD,
In the tenth year of Zedekiah king of Judah,
Which was the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar.
2 For then the king of Babylon's army besieged Jerusalem;
And Jeremiah the prophet was shut up in the court of the
Which was in the king of Judah's house.
3 For Zedekiah king of Judah had shut him up,
Saying, Wherefore dost thou prophesy, and say,
Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will give this city,
Into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall take it;
4 And Zedekiah king of Judah shall not escape out of the hand of
But shall surely be delivered into the hand of the king of
And shall speak with him mouth to mouth,
And his eyes shall behold his eyes;
5 And he shall lead Zedekiah to Babylon,
And there shall he be until I visit him, saith the LORD;
Though ye fight with the Chaldeans, ye shall not prosper.
6 And Jeremiah said, The word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
7 Behold, Hanameel the son of Shallum thine uncle shall come unto
Buy thee my field that is in Anathoth; for the right of
redemption is thine to buy it.
8 So Hanameel mine uncle's son came to me in the court of the
prison according to the word of the LORD,
And said unto me, Buy my field, I pray thee, that is in
Anathoth, which is in the country of Benjamin;
For the right of inheritance is thine, and the redemption
is thine; buy it for thyself.
Then I knew that this was the word of the LORD.
9 And I bought the field of Hanameel my uncle's son, that was in
And weighed him the money, even seventeen shekels of
10 And I subscribed the evidence, and sealed it,
And took witnesses, and weighed him the money in the
11 So I took the evidence of the purchase, both that which was sealed
according to the law and custom,
And that which was open;
12 And I gave the evidence of the purchase unto Baruch the son of Neriah,
the son of Maaseiah,
In the sight of Hanameel mine uncle's son, and in the
presence of the witnesses,
That subscribed the book of the purchase, before all the
That sat in the court of the prison.
13 And I charged Baruch before them, saying,
14 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel;
Take these evidences, this evidence of the purchase,
Both which is sealed, and this evidence which is open;
And put them in an earthen vessel,
That they may continue many days.
15 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel;
Houses and fields and vineyards shall be possessed again in
16 Now when I had delivered the evidence of the purchase unto Baruch the
son of Neriah,
I prayed unto the LORD, saying, 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;
18 Thou showest 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;
he is great in his counsel,
And mighty in his 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;
20 Which hast set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, even unto this
And in Israel, and among other men; and hast made thee a
name, as at this day;
21 And hast brought forth thy people Israel out of the land of Egypt
with many signs,
And with wonders, and with a strong hand, and with a
stretched out arm, and with great terror;
22 And hast given them this land, which thou didst swear to their
fathers to give them,
A land flowing with milk and honey; and they came in, and
But they obeyed not thy voice, neither did they walk within
They have done nothing of all that thou commandedst them to
Therefore thou hast caused all this evil to come upon them;
24 Behold the mounts, they are come unto the city to take it;
And the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans,
That fight against it, because of the sword,
And of the famine, and of the pestilence;
And what thou hast spoken is come to pass; and, behold,
thou seest it.
25 And thou hast said unto me, O Lord GOD, Buy thee the field for money,
and take witnesses;
For the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans.
26 Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah, saying,
27 Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh; is there any thing too
hard for me?
28 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will give this city into the
hand of the Chaldeans,
And into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and he
shall take it;
29 And the Chaldeans, that fight against this city,
Shall come and set fire on this city,
And burn it with the houses,
Upon whose roofs they have offered incense unto Baal,
And poured out drink offerings unto other gods, to provoke
me to anger.
30 For the children of Israel and the children of Judah have only done
evil before me from their youth;
For the children of Israel have only provoked me to anger
with the work of their hands, saith the LORD.
31 For this city hath been to me as a provocation of mine anger and of
From the day that they built it even unto this day;
That I should remove it from before my face,
32 Because of all the evil of the children of Israel and of the children
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.
33 And now 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.
34 But they set their abominations in the temple,
Which is called by my name, to defile it.
35 And they built the high places of Baal,
Which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom,
To cause their sons and their daughters,
To pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded
Neither came it into my mind, that they should do this
abomination, to cause Judah to sin.
36 And now therefore thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning
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;
37 Behold, I will gather them out of all countries,
Whither I have driven them in mine anger,
And in my fury, and in great wrath;
I will bring them again unto this place,
And I will cause them to dwell safely therein;
38 And they shall be my people, and I will be their God;
39 And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me
For the good of them, and of their children after them;
40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them,
That I will not turn away from them,
To do them good;
But I will put fear in their hearts,
That they shall not again depart from me.
41 Yea, and I will rejoice over them to do unto them good,
And I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole
heart and with my whole soul.
42 For thus saith the LORD; Like as I have brought all this great evil
upon this people,
So will I bring upon them all the good that I have promised
43 And the many empty 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.
44 Men shall buy fields for money,
And subscribe evidences, and seal them,
And take witnesses in the land of Benjamin,
And in the places about Jerusalem, and in the cities of
And in the cities of the mountains, and in the cities of
And in the cities of the south; for I will cause their
captivity to return, saith the LORD.
1 MOREOVER the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah the second
While he was yet shut up in the court of the prison,
2 Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof,
The LORD that formed it, to establish it; the LORD is his
3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and
mighty things, which thou knowest not.
4 For thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning the
houses of this city,
And concerning all the houses belonging to the kings of
Which are thrown down by the mounts, and by the sword;
5 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
6 Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them,
And will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth.
7 And I will cause the captivity of Judah,
And the captivity of Israel to return, and will build them,
as at the first.
8 And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they
have sinned against me;
And I will pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have
And whereby they have transgressed against me.
9 And it shall be to me a name of joy,
A praise and an honor before all the nations of the earth,
Which shall hear all the good that I do unto them;
And they shall fear and tremble,
For all the goodness and prosperity that I procure unto it.
10 Thus saith the LORD; Again there shall be heard in this place,
Which ye say shall be desolate without man and without
Even in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of
That are desolate, without man, and without inhabitant, and
11 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness,
The voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride,
The voice of them that shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts;
For the LORD is good; for his mercy endureth for ever;
And of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into
the house of the LORD.
For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at
the first, saith the LORD.
12 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Again in this place, which is desolate
without man and without beast,
And in all the cities thereof, shall be an habitation of
shepherds causing their flocks to lie down.
13 In the cities of the mountains, in the cities of the vale, and in the
cities of the south,
And in the land of Benjamin, and in the places about
Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah,
Shall the flocks pass again under the hands of him that
counteth them, saith the LORD.
14 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will perform that good
Which I have promised unto the houses of Israel and of
15 In those days, and at that time, will I cause,
The Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David;
And he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the
16 In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely;
And this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The
LORD our righteousness.
17 For thus saith the LORD; David shall never want a man to sit upon the
throne of the house of Israel;
18 Neither shall the priests the Levites want a man before me to offer
And to kindle meat offerings, and to do sacrifice
continually, before my face.
19 And the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah, saying, Thus saith the
If ye can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of
And that there should not be any day and night in their
21 Then may also my covenant be broken with David my servant,
That he should not have a son to reign upon his throne;
And with the Levites the priests, my ministers.
22 As the host of heaven cannot be numbered,
Neither the sand of the sea measured;
So will I multiply the seed,
Of David my servant,
And the Levites that minister unto me.
23 Moreover the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying,
24 Considerest thou not the things 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.
25 Thus saith the LORD; If my covenant be not with my people both day
And if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and of
26 Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob, and David my servant,
So that I will not take any of his seed to be rulers,
Over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob;
For I will cause their captivity to return, and have mercy
1 THE word which came unto Jeremiah from the LORD,
When Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and all his army,
And all the kingdoms of the earth of his dominion, and all
Fought against Jerusalem, and against all the cities
2 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel: Go and speak to Zedekiah
king of Judah, and tell him,
Thus saith the LORD: Behold, I will give this city into the
hand of the king of Babylon,
And he shall burn it with fire;
3 And thou shalt not escape out of his hand,
But shalt surely be taken, and delivered into his hand;
And thine eyes shall behold the eyes of the king of
And he shall speak with thee mouth to mouth, and thou shalt
go to Babylon.
4 Yet hear the word of the LORD, O Zedekiah king of Judah: Thus
saith the LORD of thee,
Thou shalt not die by the sword;
5 But thou shalt die in peace;
And with the burnings of thy fathers,
The former kings which were before thee,
So shall they burn odors for thee; and they will lament
Saying, Ah lord! for I have pronounced the word, saith the
6 Then Jeremiah the prophet spake all these words unto Zedekiah
king of Judah in Jerusalem,
7 When the king of Babylon's army fought against Jerusalem, and
against all the cities of Judah that were left,
Against Lachish, and against Azekah; for these defenced
cities remained of the cities of Judah.
8 This is the word that came unto the prophet Jeremiah directly
from the LORD,
After that the king Zedekiah had made a covenant with all
Which were at Jerusalem, to proclaim liberty unto them;
9 That every man should let his manservant,
And every man his maidservant,
Being an Hebrew or an Hebrewess, go free;
That none should serve himself of them, to wit, of a Jew
10 Now when all the princes, and all the people, which had entered into
Heard that every one should let his manservant, and every
one his maidservant, go free,
That none should serve themselves of them anymore, then
they obeyed, and let them go.
11 But afterward they turned, and caused the servants and the handmaids,
Whom they had let go free, to return,
And brought them into subjection for servants and for
12 Therefore the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah from the LORD,
13 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel: I made a covenant with your
In the day that I brought them forth out of the land of
Out of the house of bondmen, saying,
14 At the end of seven years,
Let ye go every man his brother an Hebrew,
Which hath been sold unto thee; and when he hath served
thee six years,
Thou shalt let him go free from thee; but your fathers
hearkened not unto me, neither inclined their ear.
15 And ye were now turned, and had done right in my sight, in
proclaiming liberty every man to his neighbor;
And ye had made a covenant before me in the house which is
called by my name;
16 But ye turned and polluted my name, and caused every man his servant,
And every man his handmaid, whom ye had set at liberty at
To return, and brought them into subjection, to be unto you
for servants and for handmaids.
17 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Ye have not hearkened unto me, in
Every one to his brother, and every man to his neighbor;
Behold, I proclaim a liberty for you, saith the LORD,
To the sword, to the pestilence, and to the famine;
And I will make you to be removed into all the kingdoms of
18 And I will give the men that have transgressed my covenant,
Which have not performed the words of the covenant which
they had made before me,
When they cut the calf in twain, and passed between the
19 The princes of Judah, and the princes of Jerusalem,
The eunuchs, and the priests,
And all the people of the land,
Which passed between the parts of the calf;
20 I will even give them into the hand of their enemies,
And into the hand of them that seek their life;
And their dead bodies shall be for meat,
Unto the fowls of the heaven,
And to the beasts of the earth.
21 And Zedekiah king of Judah and his princes,
Will I give into the hand of their enemies,
And into the hand of them that seek their life,
And into the hand of the king of Babylon's army, which are
gone up from you.
22 Behold, I will command, saith the LORD, and cause them to return to
And they shall fight against it, and take it, and burn it
up with fire;
And I will make the cities of Judah a desolation without an
1 THE word which came unto Jeremiah from the LORD,
In the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah,
2 Go unto the house of the Rechabites, and speak unto them,
And bring them into the house of the LORD,
Into one of the chambers,
And give them wine to drink.
3 Then I took Jaazaniah the son of Jeremiah,
The son of Habaziniah, and his brethren, and all his sons,
And the whole house of the Rechabites;
4 And I brought them into the house of the LORD,
Into the chamber of the sons of Hanan, the son of Igdaliah,
A man of God, which was by the chamber of the princes,
Which was above the chamber of Maaseiah the son of Shallum,
the keeper of the door;
5 And I set before the sons of the house of the Rechabites pots
full of wine,
And cups, and I said unto them, Drink ye wine.
6 But they said, We will drink no wine;
For Jonadab the son of Rechab our father commanded us,
Ye shall drink no wine, neither ye, nor your sons for ever;
7 Neither shall ye build house, nor sow seed, nor plant vineyard,
nor have any;
But all your days ye shall dwell in tents; that ye may live
many days in the land where ye be strangers.
8 Thus have we obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab our
father in all that he hath charged us,
To drink no wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, nor
9 Nor to build houses for us to dwell in;
Neither have we vineyard, nor field, nor seed;
10 But we have dwelt in tents, and have obeyed,
And done according to all that Jonadab our father commanded
11 But it came to pass, when Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came up into
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
12 Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah, saying,
13 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel;
Go and tell the men of Judah
And the inhabitants of Jerusalem,
Will ye not receive instruction to hearken to my words?
saith the LORD.
14 The words of Jonadab the son of Rechab, that he commanded his sons
not to drink wine, are performed;
For unto this day they drink none, but obey their father's
Notwithstanding I have spoken unto you, rising early and
But ye hearkened not unto me.
15 I have sent also unto you all my servants the prophets,
Rising up early and sending them, saying, Return ye now
every man from his evil way,
And amend your doings, and go not after other gods to serve
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.
16 Because the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab
Have performed the commandment of their father,
Which he commanded them;
| But this people hath not hearkened unto me;
17 Therefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel;
Behold, I will bring upon Judah and upon all the
inhabitants of Jerusalem
All the evil that I have pronounced against them; because I
have spoken unto them,
But they have not heard; and I have called unto them, but
they have not answered.
18 And Jeremiah said unto the house of the Rechabites,
Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel;
Because ye have obeyed the commandment of Jonadab your
And kept all his precepts, and done according unto all that
he hath commanded you;
19 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel:
Jonadab the son of Rechab shall not want a man to stand
before me for ever.
1 AND it came to pass in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of
Josiah king of Judah,
That this word came unto Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
2 Take thee a roll of a book,
And write therein all the words,
That I have spoken unto thee against Israel,
And against Judah, and against all the nations,
From the day I spake unto thee, from the days of Josiah,
even unto this day.
3 It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil which I
purpose to do unto them;
That they may return every man from his evil way; that I
may forgive their iniquity and their sin.
4 Then Jeremiah called Baruch the son of Neriah;
And Baruch wrote from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words
of the LORD,
Which he had spoken unto him, upon a roll of a book.
5 And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying,
I am shut up; I cannot go into the house of the LORD;
6 Therefore go thou, and read in the roll, which thou hast written
from my mouth,
The words of the LORD in the ears of the people in the
LORD'S house upon the fasting day;
And also thou shalt read them in the ears of all Judah that
come out of their cities.
7 It may be they will present their supplication before the LORD,
And will return every one from his evil way;
For great is the anger and the fury that the LORD hath
pronounced against this people.
8 And Baruch the son of Neriah did according to all that Jeremiah
the prophet commanded him,
Reading in the book the words of the LORD in the LORD'S
9 And it came to pass in the fifth year of Jehoiakim the son of
Josiah king of Judah,
In the ninth month, that they proclaimed a fast before the
LORD to all the people in Jerusalem,
And to all the people that came from the cities of Judah
10 Then read Baruch in the book the words of Jeremiah in the house of
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.
11 When Michaiah the son of Gemariah, the son of Shaphan,
Had heard out of the book all the words of the LORD,
12 Then he went down into the king's house, into the scribe's chamber;
And, lo, all the princes sat there, even Elishama the
scribe, and Delaiah the son of Shemaiah,
And Elnathan the son of Achbor, and Gemariah the son of
And Zedekiah the son of Hananiah, and all the princes.
13 Then Michaiah declared unto them all the words,
That he had heard, when Baruch read the book in the ears of
14 Therefore all the princes sent Jehudi the son of Nethaniah, the son
of Shelemiah, the son of Cushi,
Unto Baruch, saying, Take in thine hand the roll wherein
thou hast read in the ears of the people, and come.
So Baruch the son of Neriah took the roll in his hand, and
came unto them.
15 And they said unto him, Sit down now, and read it in our ears.
So Baruch read it in their ears.
16 Now it came to pass, when they had heard all the words,
They were afraid both one and other, and said unto Baruch,
We will surely tell the king of all these words.
17 And they asked Baruch, saying,
Tell us now, How didst thou write all these words at his
18 Then Baruch answered them, He pronounced all these words unto me with
And I wrote them with ink in the book.
19 Then said the princes unto Baruch,
Go, hide thee, thou and Jeremiah;
And let no man know where ye be.
20 And they went in to the king into the court,
But they laid up the roll in the chamber of Elishama the
And told all the words in the ears of the king.
21 So the king sent Jehudi to fetch the roll;
And he took it out of Elishama the scribe's chamber.
And Jehudi read it in the ears of the king,
And in the ears of all the princes,
Which stood beside the king.
22 Now the king sat in the winterhouse in the ninth month;
And there was a fire on the hearth burning before him.
23 And it came to pass, that when Jehudi had read three or four leaves,
He cut it with the penknife, and cast it into the fire that
was on the hearth,
Until all the roll was consumed in the fire that was on the
24 Yet they were not afraid, nor rent their garments,
Neither the king, nor any of his servants that heard all
25 Nevertheless Elnathan and Delaiah and Gemariah had made intercession
to the king
That he would not burn the roll; but he would not hear
26 But the king commanded Jerahmeel the son of Hammelech,
And Seraiah the son of Azriel, and Shelemiah the son of
To take Baruch the scribe and Jeremiah the prophet; but the
LORD hid them.
27 Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, after that the king had
burned the roll,
And the words which Baruch wrote at the mouth of Jeremiah,
28 Take thee again another roll, and write in it
All the former words that were in the first roll,
Which Jehoiakim the king of Judah hath burned.
29 And thou shalt say to Jehoiakim king of Judah, Thus saith the LORD;
Thou hast burned this roll, saying, Why hast thou written
The king of Babylon shall certainly come and destroy this
And shall cause to cease from thence man and beast?
30 Therefore thus saith the LORD of Jehoiakim king of Judah;
He shall have none to sit upon the throne of David;
And his dead body shall be cast out in the day to the heat,
and in the night to the frost.
31 And I will punish him and his seed and his servants for their
And I will bring upon them, and upon the inhabitants of
And upon the men of Judah, all the evil,
That I have pronounced against them; but they hearkened
32 Then took Jeremiah another roll, and gave it to Baruch the scribe,
the son of Neriah;
Who wrote therein from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words
of the book,
Which Jehoiakim king of Judah had burned in the fire;
And there were added unto them many like words.
1 AND king Zedekiah the son of Josiah reigned instead of Coniah
the son of Jehoiakim,
whom Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon made king in the land
2 But neither he, nor his servants, nor the people of the land,
did hearken unto the words of the LORD,
which he spake by the prophet Jeremiah.
3 And Zedekiah the king sent Jehucal the son of Shelemiah
and Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah the priest to the prophet
saying, Pray now unto the LORD our God for us.
4 Now Jeremiah came in and went out among the people;
for they had not put him into prison.
5 Then Pharaoh's army was come forth out of Egypt;
and when the Chaldeans that besieged Jerusalem heard
tidings of them,
they departed from Jerusalem.
6 Then came the word of the LORD unto the prophet Jeremiah,
7 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel;
Thus shall ye say to the king of Judah, that sent you unto
me to enquire of me;
Behold, Pharaoh's army, which is come forth to help you,
shall return to Egypt into their own land.
8 And the Chaldeans shall come again, and fight against this
city, and take it, and burn it with fire.
9 Thus saith the LORD; Deceive not yourselves, saying, The
Chaldeans shall surely depart from us;
for they shall not depart; 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.
11 And it came to pass,
that when the army of the Chaldeans was broken up from
Jerusalem for fear of Pharaoh's army,
12 Then Jeremiah went forth out of Jerusalem to go into the land of
to separate himself thence in the midst of the people.
13 And when he was in the gate of Benjamin,
a captain of the ward was there,
whose name was Irijah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of
and he took Jeremiah the prophet, saying, Thou fallest away
to the Chaldeans.
14 Then said Jeremiah, It is false; I fall not away to the Chaldeans.
But he hearkened not to him; so Irijah took Jeremiah,
and brought him to the princes.
15 Wherefore the princes were wroth with Jeremiah,
and smote him, and put him in prison in the house of
Jonathan the scribe;
for they had made that the prison.
16 When Jeremiah was entered into the dungeon,
and into the cabins, and Jeremiah had remained there many
17 Then Zedekiah the king sent, and took him out; and the king asked him
secretly in his house,
and said, Is there any word from the LORD? And Jeremiah
said, There is; for, said he,
thou shalt be delivered into the hand of the king of
18 Moreover Jeremiah said unto king Zedekiah,
What have I offended against thee,
or against thy servants,
or against this people, that ye have put me in prison?
19 Where are now your prophets which prophesied unto you, saying,
The king of Babylon shall not come against you, nor against
20 Therefore hear now, I pray thee, O my lord the king;
let my supplication, I pray thee, be accepted before thee;
that thou cause me not to return to the house of Jonathan
the scribe, lest I die there.
21 Then Zedekiah the king commanded that they should commit Jeremiah
into the court of the prison,
and that they should give him daily a piece of bread out of
the bakers' street,
until all the bread in the city were spent.
Thus Jeremiah remained in the court of the prison.
1 THEN Shephatiah the son of Mattan, and Gedaliah the son of
And Jucal the son of Shelemiah, and Pashur the son of
Heard the words that Jeremiah had spoken unto all the
2 Thus saith the LORD, He that remaineth in this city shall die by
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.
Thus saith the LORD,
This city shall surely be given into the hand of the king
of Babylon's army, which shall take it.
4 Therefore the princes said unto the king, We beseech thee, let
this man be put to death;
For thus he weakeneth the hands of the men of war that
remain in this city,
And the hands of all the people, in speaking such words
For this man seeketh not the welfare of this people, but
5 Then Zedekiah the king said, Behold, he is in your hand;
For the king is not he that can do anything against you.
6 Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon
Of Malchiah the son of Hammelech, that was in the court of
And they let down Jeremiah with cords.
And in the dungeon there was no water,
But mire; so Jeremiah sunk in the mire.
7 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;
8 Ebedmelech went forth out of the king's house,
And spake to the king, saying, 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
And he is like to die for hunger in the place where he is;
For there is no more bread in the city.
10 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
11 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.
12 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. So they drew up Jeremiah with cords,
And took him up out of the dungeon; and Jeremiah remained
in the court of the prison.
14 Then Zedekiah the king sent, and took Jeremiah the prophet unto him
into the third entry,
That is in the house of the LORD; and the king said unto
I will ask thee a thing; hide nothing from me.
15 Then Jeremiah said unto Zedekiah,
If I declare it unto thee,
Wilt thou not surely put me to death?
And if I give thee counsel, wilt thou not hearken?
16 So Zedekiah the king sware secretly unto Jeremiah, saying,
As the LORD liveth, that made us this soul, I will not put
thee to death,
Neither will I give thee into the hand of these men that
seek after thy life.
17 Then said Jeremiah unto Zedekiah, Thus saith the LORD, the God of
hosts, the God of Israel;
If thou wilt assuredly go forth captive unto the king of
Then thy soul shall live, and this city shall not be burned
And thou shalt live, and thine house;
18 But if thou wilt not go forth to the king of Babylon's princes,
Then shall this city be given into the hand of the
And they shall burn it with fire, and thou shalt not escape
out of their hand.
19 And Zedekiah the king said unto Jeremiah,
I am afraid of the Jews that are deserted to the Chaldeans,
Lest they deliver me into their hand, and they mock me.
20 But Jeremiah said, They shall not deliver thee.
Obey, I beseech thee, the voice of the LORD,
Which I speak unto thee;
So it shall be well unto thee, and thy soul shall live.
21 But if thou refuse to go forth, this is the word that the LORD hath
22 And, behold, all the women that are left in the king of Judah's
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
23 So they shall bring out all thy wives and thy children to the
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 Then said Zedekiah unto Jeremiah,
Let no man know of these words, and thou shalt not die.
25 But if the princes hear that I have talked with thee, and they come
unto thee, and say unto thee,
Declare unto us now what thou hast said unto the king, hide
it not from us,
And we will not put thee to death; also what the king said
26 Then thou shalt say unto them,
I presented my supplication before the king,
That he would not cause me to return to Jonathan's house,
to die there.
27 Then came all the princes unto Jeremiah, and asked him;
And he told them according to all these words that the king
So they left off speaking with him; for the matter was not
28 So Jeremiah abode in the court of the prison until the day that
Jerusalem was taken;
And he was there when Jerusalem was taken.
1 IN the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month,
Came Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon and all his army
against Jerusalem, and they besieged it.
2 And in the eleventh year of Zedekiah, in the fourth month, the
ninth day of the month,
The city was broken up.
3 And all the princes of the king of Babylon came in, and sat in
the middle gate,
Even Nergalsharezer, Samgarnebo, Sarsechim, Rabsaris,
With all the residue of the princes of the king of Babylon.
4 And it came to pass, that when Zedekiah the king of Judah saw
them, and all the men of war,
Then they fled, and went forth out of the city by night, by
the way of the king's garden,
By the gate betwixt the two walls; and he went out the way
of the plain.
5 But the Chaldeans' army pursued after them,
And overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho;
And when they had taken him, they brought him up to
Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon,
To Riblah in the land of Hamath, where he gave judgment
6 Then the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah in Riblah
before his eyes;
Also the king of Babylon slew all the nobles of Judah.
7 Moreover he put out Zedekiah's eyes,
And bound him with chains,
To carry him to Babylon.
8 And the Chaldeans burned the king's house,
And the houses of the people, with fire, and brake down the
walls of Jerusalem.
9 Then Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away captive
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
10 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.
11 Now Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon gave charge concerning Jeremiah,
To Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard, saying,
12 Take him, and look well to him,
And do him no harm;
But do unto him even as he shall say unto thee.
13 So Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard sent,
And Nebushasban, Rabsaris, and Nergalsharezer,
Rabmag, and all the king of Babylon's princes;
14 Even they sent, and took Jeremiah out of the court of the prison,
And committed him unto Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son
That he should carry him home; so he dwelt among the
15 Now the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah,
While he was shut up in the court of the prison, saying,
16 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.
17 But I will deliver thee in that day, saith the LORD;
And thou shalt not be given into the hand of the men of
whom thou art afraid.
18 For I will surely deliver thee, and thou shalt not fall by the sword,
But thy life shall be for a prey unto thee;
Because thou hast put thy trust in me,
Saith the LORD.
1 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.
2 And the captain of the guard took Jeremiah, and said unto him,
The LORD thy God hath pronounced this evil upon this place.
3 Now the LORD hath brought it, and done according as he hath
Because ye have sinned against the LORD, and have not
obeyed his voice,
Therefore this thing is come upon you.
4 And now, behold, I loose thee this day from the chains which
were upon thine hand.
If it seem good unto thee to come with me into Babylon,
And I will look well unto thee;
But if it seem ill unto thee to come with me into Babylon,
Behold, all the land is before thee; whither it seemeth
good and convenient for thee to go, thither go.
5 Now while he was not yet gone back, he said,
Go back also to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of
Whom the king of Babylon hath made governor over the cities
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.
6 Then went Jeremiah unto Gedaliah the son of Ahikam to Mizpah;
And dwelt with him among the people that were left in the
7 Now when all the captains of the forces which were in the
Even they and their men, heard that the king of Babylon had
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;
8 Then they came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, even Ishmael the son of
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.
9 And Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan sware unto
them and to their men, saying,
Fear not to serve the Chaldeans; dwell in the land, and
serve the king of Babylon,
And it shall be well with you.
10 As for me, behold, I will dwell at Mizpah
To serve the Chaldeans, which will come unto us;
But ye, gather ye wine, and summer fruits, and oil,
And put them in your vessels, and dwell in your cities that
ye have taken.
11 Likewise when all the Jews that were in Moab, and among the
Ammonites, and in Edom,
And that were in all the countries, heard that the king of
Babylon had left a remnant of Judah,
And that he had set over them Gedaliah the son of Ahikam
the son of Shaphan;
12 Even all the Jews returned out of all places whither they were
And came to the land of Judah, to Gedaliah, unto Mizpah,
And gathered wine and summer fruits very much.
13 Moreover Johanan the son of Kareah,
And all the captains of the forces,
That were in the fields, came to Gedaliah to Mizpah, 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.
15 Then Johanan the son of Kareah spake to Gedaliah in Mizpah secretly,
saying, Let me go,
I pray thee, and I will slay Ishmael the son of Nethaniah,
and no man shall know it;
Wherefore should he slay thee, that all the Jews which are
gathered unto thee
Should be scattered, and the remnant in Judah perish?
16 But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam said unto Johanan the son of Kareah,
Thou shalt not do this thing; for thou speakest falsely of
1 NOW it came to pass in the seventh month,
That Ishmael the son of Nethaniah the son of Elishama, of
the seed royal,
And the princes of the king, even ten men with him, came
unto Gedaliah the son of Ahikam to Mizpah;
And there they did eat bread together in Mizpah.
2 Then arose Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and the ten men that
were with him,
And smote Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan
with the sword, and slew him,
Whom the king of Babylon had made governor over the land.
3 Ishmael also slew all the Jews that were with him,
Even with Gedaliah, at Mizpah,
And the Chaldeans that were found there, and the men of
4 And it came to pass the second day after he had slain Gedaliah,
And no man knew it, that there came certain from Shechem,
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.
6 And Ishmael the son of Nethaniah went forth from Mizpah to meet
them, weeping all along as he went;
And it came to pass, as he met them, he said unto them,
Come to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam.
7 And it was so, when they came into the midst of the city,
That Ishmael the son of Nethaniah slew them,
And cast them into the midst of the pit,
He, and the men that were with him.
8 But ten men were found among them that said unto Ishmael,
Slay us not; for we have treasures in the field, of wheat,
and of barley,
And of oil, and of honey; so he forbear, and slew them not
among their brethren.
9 Now the pit wherein Ishmael had cast all the dead bodies of the
men, whom he had slain,
Because of Gedaliah, was it which Asa the king had made for
fear of Baasha king of Israel;
And Ishmael the son of Nethaniah filled it with the bodies
of them that had been slain.
10 Then Ishmael carried away captive all the residue of the people that
were in Mizpah,
Even the king's daughters, and all the people that remained
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.
11 But when Johanan the son of Kareah,
And all the captains of the forces that were with him,
Heard of all the evil that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah had
12 Then they took all the men, and went to fight with Ishmael the son of
And found him by the great waters that are in Gibeon.
13 Now it came to pass, that when all the people
Which were with Ishmael saw Johanan the son of Kareah,
And all the captains of the forces that were with him, then
they were glad.
14 So all the people that Ishmael had carried away captive from Mizpah
And returned, and went unto Johanan the son of Kareah.
15 But Ishmael the son of Nethaniah escaped,
From Johanan with eight men,
And went to the Ammonites.
16 Then took Johanan the son of Kareah,
And all the captains of the forces that were with him,
All the remnant of the people whom he had recovered from
Ishmael the son of Nethaniah,
From Mizpah, after that he had slain Gedaliah the son of
Even mighty men of war, and the women, and the children,
And the eunuchs, whom he had brought again from Gibeon;
17 And they departed, and dwelt in the habitation of Chimham,
Which is by Bethlehem, to go to enter into Egypt, 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.
1 THEN all the captains of the forces,
And Johanan the son of Kareah, and Jezaniah the son of
And all the people from the least even unto the greatest,
2 And said unto Jeremiah the prophet, Let, we beseech thee, our
supplication be accepted before thee,
And pray for us unto the LORD thy God, even for all this
(for we are left but a few of many, as thine eyes do behold
3 That the LORD thy God may show us the way wherein we may walk,
And the thing that we may do.
4 Then Jeremiah the prophet said unto them,
I have heard you; behold, I will pray unto the LORD your
God according to your words;
And it shall come to pass, that whatsoever thing the LORD
shall answer you,
I will declare it unto you; I will keep nothing back from
5 Then they said to Jeremiah,
The LORD be a true and faithful witness between us,
If we do not even according to all things for the which the
LORD thy God shall send thee to us.
6 Whether it be good, or whether it be evil, we will obey the
voice of the LORD our God,
To whom we send thee; that it may be well with us, when we
obey the voice of the LORD our God.
7 And it came to pass after ten days, that the word of the LORD
came unto Jeremiah.
8 Then called he Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains
of the forces
Which were with him, and all the people from the least even
to the greatest,
9 And said unto them, Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel,
Unto whom ye sent me to present your supplication before
10 If ye will still abide in this land, then will I build you, and not
pull you down,
And I will plant you, and not pluck you up; for I relent of
the evil that I have done unto you.
11 Be not afraid of the king of Babylon, of whom ye are afraid; be not
afraid of him, saith the LORD;
For I am with you to save you, and to deliver you from his
12 And I will show mercies unto you, that he may have mercy upon you,
And cause you to return to your own land.
13 But if ye say, We will not dwell in this land,
Neither obey the voice of the LORD your God, Saying,
No; but we will go into the land of Egypt, where we shall
see no war,
Nor hear the sound of the alarm, nor have hunger of bread;
and there will we dwell;
15 And now therefore hear the word of the LORD, ye remnant of Judah;
Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel;
If ye wholly set your faces
To enter into Egypt, and go to sojourn there;
16 Then it shall come to pass, that the sword, which ye feared,
Shall overtake you there in the land of Egypt, and the
Whereof ye were afraid, shall follow close after you there
in Egypt; and there ye shall die.
17 So shall it be with all the men that set their faces to go into Egypt
to sojourn there;
They shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by the
And none of them shall remain or escape from the evil,
That I will bring upon them.
18 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel;
As mine anger and my fury hath been poured forth upon the
inhabitants of Jerusalem;
So shall my fury be poured forth upon you, when ye shall
enter into Egypt;
And ye shall be an execration, and an astonishment,
And a curse, and a reproach;
And ye shall see this place no more.
19 The LORD hath said concerning you, O ye remnant of Judah;
Go ye not into Egypt; know certainly that I have admonished
you this day.
20 For ye have deceived your souls, when ye sent me unto the LORD your
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.
21 And now I have this day declared it to you;
But ye have not obeyed the voice of the LORD your God,
Nor any thing else for the which he hath sent me unto you.
22 Now therefore know certainly that ye shall die by the sword, by the
And also by the pestilence, in the place whither ye desire
to go and to sojourn.
1 AND it came to pass, that when Jeremiah had made an end of
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, then spake Azariah
The son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan the son of Kareah,
And all the proud men, saying unto Jeremiah, Thou speakest
The LORD our God hath not sent thee to say, Go not into
Egypt to sojourn there;
3 But Baruch the son of Neriah setteth thee on against us, for to
deliver us into the hand of the Chaldeans,
That they might put us to death, and carry us away captives
4 So Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the
And all the people, obeyed not the voice of the LORD, to
dwell in the land of Judah.
5 But Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the
Took all the remnant of Judah, that were returned from all
Whither they had been driven, to dwell in the land of
6 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.
7 So they came into the land of Egypt; for they obeyed not the
voice of the LORD;
Thus came they even to Tahpanhes.
8 Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah in Tahpanhes,
9 Take great stones in thine hand, and hide them in the clay in
Which is at the entry of Pharaoh's house in Tahpanhes, in
the sight of the men of Judah;
10 And say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel;
Behold, I will send and take Nebuchadrezzar
The king of Babylon, my servant,
And will set his throne upon these stones,
That I have hid; and he shall spread his royal pavilion
11 And when he cometh, he shall smite the land of Egypt, and deliver
such as are for death to death;
And such as are for captivity to captivity; and such as are
for the sword to the sword.
12 And I will kindle a fire in the houses of the gods of Egypt;
And he shall burn them, and carry them away captives;
And he shall array himself with the land of Egypt,
As a shepherd putteth on his garment; and he shall go forth
from thence in peace.
13 He shall break also the images of Bethshemesh, that is in the land of
And the houses of the gods of the Egyptians shall he burn
1 THE word that came to Jeremiah concerning all the Jews which
dwell in the land of Egypt,
Which dwell at Migdol, and at Tahpanhes, and at Noph, and
in the country of Pathros, saying,
2 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel;
Ye have seen all the evil that I have brought
Upon Jerusalem, and upon all the cities of Judah; and,
Behold, this day they are a desolation, and no man dwelleth
3 Because of their wickedness which they have committed to provoke
me to anger,
In that they went to burn incense, and to serve other gods,
Whom they knew not, neither they, ye, nor your fathers.
4 Howbeit I sent unto you all my servants the prophets,
Rising early and sending them, saying,
Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate.
5 But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear,
To turn from their wickedness, to burn no incense unto
6 Wherefore my fury and mine anger was poured forth, and was
kindled in the cities of Judah,
And in the streets of Jerusalem; and they are wasted and
desolate, as at this day.
7 Therefore now thus saith the LORD, the God of hosts, the God of
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;
8 In that ye provoke me unto wrath with the works of your hands,
Burning incense unto other gods in the land of Egypt,
whither ye be gone to dwell,
That ye might cut yourselves off,
And that ye might be a curse and a reproach among all the
nations of the earth?
9 Have ye forgotten the wickedness of your fathers, and the
wickedness of the kings of Judah,
And the wickedness of their wives, and your own wickedness,
and the wickedness of your wives,
Which they have committed in the land of Judah, and in the
streets of Jerusalem?
10 They are not humbled even unto this day, neither have they feared,
Nor walked in my law, nor in my statutes,
That I set before you and before your fathers.
11 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel;
Behold, I will set my face against you for evil, and to cut
off all Judah.
12 And I will take the remnant of Judah, that have set their faces to go
into the land of Egypt,
To sojourn there, and they shall all be consumed, and fall
in the land of Egypt;
They shall even be consumed by the sword and by the famine;
They shall die, from the least even unto the greatest,
By the sword and by the famine;
And they shall be an execration,
And an astonishment, and a curse, and a reproach.
13 For I will punish them that dwell in the land of Egypt,
As I have punished Jerusalem, by the sword, by the famine,
and by the pestilence;
14 So that none of the remnant of Judah, which are gone into the land of
Egypt to sojourn there,
Shall escape or remain, that they should return into the
land of Judah,
To the which they have a desire to return to dwell there;
For none shall return but such as shall escape.
15 Then all the men which knew,
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,
16 As for the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of the
LORD, we will not hearken unto thee.
17 But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of our own
To burn incense unto the fertility god,
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.
18 But since we left off to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to
pour out drink offerings unto her,
We have wanted all things, and have been consumed by the
sword and by the famine.
19 And when we burned incense to the queen of heaven, and poured out
drink offerings unto her,
Did we make her cakes to worship her, and pour out drink
offerings unto her, without our men?
20 Then Jeremiah said unto all the people, to the men, and to the women,
And to all the people which had given him that answer,
21 The incense that ye burned in the cities of Judah,
And in the streets of Jerusalem, ye, and your fathers, your
kings, and your princes,
And the people of the land, did not the LORD remember them,
and came it not into his mind?
22 So that the LORD could no longer bear, because of the evil of your
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.
23 Because ye have burned incense,
And because ye have sinned against the LORD,
And have not obeyed the voice of the LORD, nor walked in
Nor in his statutes, nor in his testimonies; therefore this
evil is happened unto you, as at this day.
24 Moreover Jeremiah said unto all the people, and to all the women,
Hear the word of the LORD,
All Judah that are in the land of Egypt;
25 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying;
Ye and your wives have both spoken with your mouths, and
fulfilled with your hand,
Saying, We will surely perform our vows that we have vowed,
to burn incense to the queen of heaven,
And to pour out drink offerings unto her; ye will surely
accomplish your vows, and surely perform your vows.
26 Therefore hear ye the word of the LORD, all Judah that dwell in the
land of Egypt;
Behold, I have sworn by my great name, saith the LORD,
That my name shall no more be named,
In the mouth of any man of Judah,
In all the land of Egypt, saying, The Lord GOD liveth.
27 Behold, I will watch over them for evil, and not for good;
And all the men of Judah that are in the land of Egypt
shall be consumed
By the sword and by the famine, until there be an end of
28 Yet a small number that escape the sword shall return,
Out of the land of Egypt into the land of Judah,
And all the remnant of Judah,
That are gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn there,
Shall know whose words shall stand, mine, or theirs.
29 And this shall be a sign unto you, saith the LORD,
That I will punish you in this place,
That ye may know that my words shall surely stand against
you for evil;
30 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.
1 THE word that Jeremiah the prophet spake unto Baruch the son of
When he had written these words in a book at the mouth of
In the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of
2 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, unto thee, O Baruch;
3 Thou didst say, Woe is me now!
For the LORD hath added grief to my sorrow;
I have fainted in my sighing, and now I find no rest.
4 Thus shalt thou say unto him, The LORD saith thus;
Behold, that which I have built will I break down,
And that which I have planted I will pluck up,
Even this whole land for it is mine.
5 And seekest thou great things for thyself?
Seek them not; for, behold, I will bring evil upon all
flesh, saith the LORD;
But thy life will I give unto thee for a prey in all places
whither thou goest.
1 THE word of the LORD which came to Jeremiah the prophet against
2 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.
3 Order ye the buckler and shield, and draw near to battle.
4 Harness the horses; and get up, ye horsemen, and stand forth
with your helmets;
Furbish the spears, and put on the brigandines.
5 Wherefore have I seen them dismayed,
And turned away back?
And their mighty ones are beaten down,
And are fled apace, and look not back;
For fear was round about, saith the LORD.
6 Let not the swift flee away, nor the mighty man escape;
They shall stumble, and fall toward the north by the river
7 Who is this that cometh up as a flood, whose waters are moved as
8 Egypt riseth up like a flood, and his waters are moved like the
And he saith, I will go up, and I will cover the earth;
I will destroy the city and the inhabitants thereof.
9 Come up, ye horses; and rage, ye chariots;
And let the mighty men come forth;
The Ethiopians and the Libyans,
That handle the shield;
And the Lydians, that handle and bend the bow.
10 For this is the day of the Lord GOD of hosts, a day of vengeance,
That he may avenge him of his adversaries; and the sword
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.
11 Go up into Gilead, and take balm, O virgin, the daughter of Egypt;
In vain shalt thou use many medicines; for thou shalt not
12 The nations have heard of thy shame, and thy cry hath filled the
For the mighty man hath stumbled against the mighty,
And they are fallen both together.
13 The word that the LORD spake to Jeremiah the prophet,
How Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon should come and smite
the land of Egypt.
14 Declare ye in Egypt, and publish in Migdol, and publish in Noph and
Say ye, Stand fast, and prepare thee; for the sword shall
devour round about thee.
15 Why are thy valiant men swept away? they stood not, because the LORD
did drive them.
16 He made many to fall, yea, one fell upon another; and they said,
Arise, and let us go again to our own people,
And to the land of our nativity, from the oppressing sword.
17 They did cry there, Pharaoh king of Egypt is but a noise; he hath
passed the time appointed.
18 As I live, saith the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts,
Surely as Tabor is among the many great mountains,
And as Carmel by the sea, so shall he come.
19 O thou daughter dwelling in Egypt,
Furnish thyself to go into captivity;
For Noph shall be waste and desolate without an inhabitant.
20 Egypt is like a very fair heifer, but destruction cometh; it cometh
out of the north.
21 Also her hired men are in the midst of her like fatted bullocks; for
they also are turned back,
And are fled away together; they did not stand,
Because the day of their calamity was come upon them, and
the time of their visitation.
22 The voice thereof shall go like a serpent; for they shall march with
And come against her with axes, as hewers of wood.
23 They shall cut down her forest, saith the LORD,
Though it cannot be searched;
Because they are more,
Than the grasshoppers,
And are innumerable.
24 The daughter of Egypt shall be confounded;
She shall be delivered into the hand of the people of the
25 The LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saith: Behold, I will punish
the multitude of No,
And Pharaoh, and Egypt, with their gods, and their kings;
Even Pharaoh, and all them that trust in him;
26 And I will deliver them into the hand of those that seek their lives,
And into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and
into the hand of his servants;
And afterward it shall be inhabited, as in the days of old,
saith the LORD.
27 But fear not thou, O my servant Jacob, and be not dismayed, O Israel;
For, behold, I will save thee from afar off, and thy seed
from the land of their captivity;
And Jacob shall return, and be in rest and at ease, and
none shall make him afraid.
28 Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, saith the LORD; for I am with
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
Yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished.
1 THE word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet,
Against the Philistines, before that Pharaoh smote Gaza.
2 Thus saith the LORD; Behold, waters rise up out of the north,
And shall be an overflowing flood, and shall overflow the
And all that is therein; the city, and them that dwell
The men shall cry, and all the inhabitants of the land
3 At the noise of the stamping of the hoofs of his many strong
At the rushing of all of his chariots, and at the rumbling
of his wheels,
The fathers shall not look back to their children for
feebleness of hands;
4 Because of the day that cometh to spoil all the Philistines,
And to cut off from Tyrus and Zidon every helper that
For the LORD will spoil the Philistines, the remnant of the
country of Caphtor.
5 Baldness is come upon Gaza; Ashkelon is cut off with the remnant
of their valley;
How long wilt thou cut thyself?
6 O thou sword of the LORD,
How long will it be ere thou be quiet?
Pput up thyself into thy scabbard, rest, and be still.
7 How can it be quiet, seeing the LORD hath given it a charge
And against the sea shore? there hath he appointed it.
1 AGAINST Moab thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel;
Woe unto Nebo! for it is spoiled;
Kiriathaim is confounded and taken;
Misgab is confounded and dismayed.
2 There shall be no more praise of Moab;
In Heshbon they have devised evil against it;
Come, and let us cut it off from being a nation.
Also thou shalt be cut down, O Madmen; the sword shall
3 A voice of crying shall be from Horonaim, spoiling and great
4 Moab is destroyed; her little ones have caused a cry to be
5 For in the going up of Luhith continual weeping shall go up;
For in the going down of Horonaim
The enemies have heard a cry of destruction.
6 Flee, save your lives, and be like the heath in the wilderness.
7 For because thou hast trusted in thy works and in thy treasures,
thou shalt also be taken;
And Chemosh shall go forth into captivity with his priests
and his princes together.
8 And the spoiler shall come upon every city, and no city shall
The valley also shall perish, and the plain shall be
As the LORD hath spoken.
9 Give wings unto Moab, that it may flee and get away;
For the cities thereof shall be desolate, without any to
10 Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully,
And cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.
11 Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and he hath settled on his
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
12 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD,
That I will send unto him wanderers,
That shall cause him to wander,
And shall empty his vessels,
And break their bottles.
13 And Moab shall be ashamed of Chemosh,
As the house of Israel was ashamed of Bethel their
14 How say ye, We are mighty and strong men for the war?
15 Moab is spoiled, and gone up out of her cities,
And his chosen young men are gone down to the slaughter,
Saith the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts.
16 The calamity of Moab is near to come, and his affliction hasteth
17 All ye that are about him, bemoan him; and all ye that know his name,
How is the strong staff broken, and the beautiful rod!
18 Thou daughter that dost inhabit Dibon,
Come down from thy glory,
And sit in thirst;
For the spoiler of Moab shall come upon thee,
And he shall destroy thy strong holds.
19 O inhabitant of Aroer, stand by the way, and espy;
Ask him that fleeth, and her that escapeth, and say, What
20 Moab is confounded; for it is broken down;
Howl and cry; tell ye it in Arnon,
That Moab is spoiled,
21 And judgment is come upon the plain country;
Upon Holon, and upon Jahazah, and upon Mephaath,
22 And upon Dibon, and upon Nebo, and upon Bethdiblathaim,
23 And upon Kiriathaim, and upon Bethgamul, and upon Bethmeon,
24 And upon Kerioth, and upon Bozrah, and upon all the cities of the
land of Moab, far or near.
25 The horn of Moab is cut off, and his arm is broken, saith the LORD.
26 Make ye him drunken; for he magnified himself against the LORD;
Moab also shall wallow in his vomit, and he also shall be
27 For was not Israel a derision unto thee? was he found among thieves?
For since thou spakest of him, thou skippedst for joy.
28 O ye that dwell in Moab, leave the cities, and dwell in the rock,
And be like the dove that maketh her nest in the sides of
the hole's mouth.
29 We have heard the pride of Moab, (he is exceeding proud) his
loftiness, and his arrogancy,
And his pride, and the haughtiness of his heart.
30 I know his wrath, saith the LORD;
But it shall not be so;
His lies shall not so effect it.
31 Therefore will I howl for Moab,
And I will cry out for all of Moab;
Mine heart shall mourn for the men of Kirheres.
32 O vine of Sibmah, I will weep for thee with the weeping of Jazer;
Thy plants are gone over the sea, they reach even to the
sea of Jazer;
The spoiler is fallen upon thy summer fruits and upon thy
33 And joy and gladness is taken from the plentiful field, and from the
land of Moab;
And I have caused wine to fail from the winepresses;
None shall tread with shouting; their shouting shall be no
34 From the cry of Heshbon even unto Elealeh, and even unto Jahaz, have
they uttered their voice,
From Zoar even unto Horonaim, as an heifer of three years
For the waters also of Nimrim shall be desolate.
35 Moreover I will cause to cease in Moab,
Saith the LORD,
Him that offereth in the high places,
And him that burneth incense to his gods.
36 Therefore mine heart shall sound for Moab like pipes,
And mine heart shall sound like pipes for the men of
Because the riches that he hath gotten are perished away.
37 For every head shall be bald, and every beard clipped;
Upon all the hands shall be cuttings, and upon the loins
38 There shall be lamentation generally upon all the housetops of Moab,
and in the streets thereof;
For I have broken Moab like a vessel wherein is no
pleasure, saith the LORD.
39 They shall howl, saying, How is it broken down!
How hath Moab turned the back with shame!
So shall Moab be a derision and a dismaying to all them
40 For thus saith the LORD; Behold, he shall fly as an eagle, and shall
spread his wings over Moab.
41 Kerioth is taken, and the strong holds are surprised,
And the mighty men's hearts in Moab
At that day shall be as the heart of a woman in her pangs.
42 And Moab shall be destroyed from being a people,
Because he hath magnified himself against the LORD.
43 Fear, and the pit, and the snare,
Shall be upon thee,
O inhabitant of Moab, saith the LORD.
44 He that fleeth from the fear shall fall into the pit;
And he that getteth up out of the pit shall be taken in the
For I will bring upon it, even upon Moab, the year of their
visitation, saith the LORD.
45 They that fled stood under the shadow of Heshbon because of the
Bbut 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.
46 Woe be unto thee, O Moab! the people of Chemosh perisheth;
for thy sons are taken captives, and thy daughters
47 Yet will I bring again the captivity of Moab in the latter days,
saith the LORD.
Thus far is the judgment of Moab.
1 CONCERNING the Ammonites, thus saith the LORD;
Hath Israel no sons? hath he no heir?
Why then doth their king inherit Gad,
And his people dwell in his cities?
2 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD,
That I will cause an alarm of war to be heard in Rabbah of
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.
3 Howl, O Heshbon, for Ai is spoiled; cry, ye daughters of Rabbah,
Gird you with sackcloth; lament, and run to and fro by the
For their king shall go into captivity, and his priests and
his princes together.
4 Wherefore gloriest thou in the valleys, thy flowing valley, O
That trusted in her treasures, saying, Who shall come unto
5 Behold, I will bring a fear upon thee, saith the Lord GOD of
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.
6 And afterward I will remove the captivity of the children of
Ammon, saith the LORD.
7 Concerning Edom, thus saith the LORD of hosts; Is wisdom no more
Is counsel perished from the prudent? is their wisdom
8 Flee ye, turn back, dwell deep, O inhabitants of Dedan;
For I will bring the calamity of Esau upon him,
The time that I will visit him.
9 If grape gatherers come to thee,
Would they not leave some gleaning grapes?
If thieves by night, they will destroy till they have
10 But I have made Esau bare, I have uncovered his secret places,
And he shall not be able to hide himself;
His seed is spoiled,
And his brethren,
And his neighbors, and he is not.
11 Leave thy fatherless children, I will preserve them alive;
And let thy widows trust in me; 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
13 For I have sworn by myself, saith the LORD, that Bozrah shall become
A reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all the cities
thereof shall be perpetual wastes.
14 I have heard a rumor from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent unto
the gentiles, saying,
Gather ye together, and come against her, and rise up to
15 For, lo, I will make thee small among the heathen,
And despised among men.
16 Thy terribleness hath deceived thee,
And the pride of thine heart, O thou that dwellest in the
clefts of the rock,
That holdest the height of the hill; though thou shouldest
make thy nest as high as the eagle,
I will bring thee down from thence, saith the LORD; also
Edom shall be a desolation;
Every one that goeth by it shall be astonished, and shall
hiss at all the plagues thereof.
18 As in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbor cities
thereof, saith the LORD,
No man shall abide there, neither shall a son of man dwell
19 Behold, he shall come up like a lion
From the swelling of Jordan against the habitation of the
But I will surely and 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?
20 Therefore hear the counsel of the LORD, that he hath taken against
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.
21 The earth is moved at the noise of their fall, at the cry the noise
thereof was heard in the Red sea.
22 Behold, he shall come up and fly as the eagle, and spread his wings
And at that day shall the heart of the mighty men of Edom,
Be as the heart of a woman in her pangs.
23 Concerning Damascus.
Hamath is confounded, and Arpad;
For they have both heard evil tidings;
They are fainthearted; there is sorrow on the sea; it
cannot be quiet.
24 Damascus is waxed feeble, and turneth herself to flee, and fear hath
seized on her;
Anguish and sorrows have taken her, as a woman in travail.
25 How is the city of praise forsaken, the city of my joy!
26 Therefore her young men shall fall in her streets,
And all the men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith
the LORD of hosts.
27 And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall
consume the palaces of Benhadad.
28 Concerning Kedar, and concerning the kingdoms of Hazor,
Which Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon shall smite, thus
saith the LORD;
Arise ye, go up to Kedar, and spoil the men of the east.
29 Their tents and their flocks shall they take away;
They shall take to themselves their curtains,
And all their vessels, and their camels;
And they shall cry unto them,
Fear is on every side; flee, get you far off,
Dwell deep, O ye inhabitants of Hazor, saith the LORD;
For Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath taken counsel
And hath conceived a purpose against you; arise, get you up
unto the wealthy nation,
That dwelleth without care, saith the LORD, which have
neither gates nor bars, which dwell alone.
32 And their camels shall be a booty, and the multitude of their cattle
And I will scatter into all the winds them that are in the
And I will bring their calamity from all sides thereof,
saith the LORD.
33 And Hazor shall be a dwelling for dragons, and a desolation for ever;
There shall no man abide there, nor any son of man dwell in
34 The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet,
Against Elam in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king
of Judah, saying,
35 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will break the bow of Elam,
the chief of their might.
36 And upon Elam will I bring the four winds from the four ends of
And will scatter them toward all those winds;
And there shall be no nation whither the outcasts of Elam
shall not come.
37 For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies, and before
them that seek their life;
And I will bring evil upon them, even my fierce anger,
saith the LORD;
And I will send the sword after them, till I have consumed
38 And I will set my throne in Elam,
And will destroy from thence the king and the princes,
saith the LORD.
39 But it shall come to pass in the latter days, that I will bring again
the captivity of Elam, saith the LORD.
1 THE word that the LORD spake against Babylon,
And against the land of the Chaldeans by Jeremiah the
2 Declare ye among the nations, and publish, and set up a
Publish, and conceal not; say, Babylon is taken, Bel is
Merodach is broken in pieces; her idols are confounded, her
images are broken in pieces.
3 For out of the north there cometh up a nation against her, which
shall make her land desolate,
And none shall dwell therein; they shall remove, they shall
depart, both man and beast.
4 In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the children of
Israel shall come,
They and the children of Judah together, going and weeping;
They shall go, and seek the LORD their God.
5 They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward,
Come, and let us join ourselves to the LORD in a perpetual
covenant that shall not be forgotten.
6 My people hath been lost sheep; their shepherds have caused them
to go astray,
They have turned them away on the mountains; they have gone
from mountain to hill,
They have forgotten their resting place.
7 All that found them have devoured them;
And their adversaries said,
We are not guilty,
Because they have sinned against the LORD,
The habitation of justice, even the LORD, the hope of their
8 Remove out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth out of the land
of the Chaldeans,
And be as the he goats before the flocks.
9 For, lo, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon,
An assembly of great nations from the north country;
And they shall set themselves in array against her;
From thence she shall be taken;
Their arrows shall be as of a mighty expert man; none shall
10 And Chaldea shall be a spoil; all that spoil her shall be satisfied,
saith the LORD.
11 Because ye were glad, because ye rejoiced, O ye destroyers of mine
Because ye are grown fat as the heifer at grass, and bellow
12 Your mother shall be sore confounded; she that bare you shall be
Behold, the hindermost of the nations shall be a
wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.
13 Because of the wrath of the LORD it shall not be inhabited, but it
shall be wholly desolate;
Every one that goeth by Babylon shall be astonished, and
hiss at all her plagues.
14 Put yourselves in array against Babylon round about; all ye that bend
Shoot at her, spare no arrows; for she hath sinned against
15 Shout against her round about; she hath given her hand;
Her foundations are fallen, her walls are thrown down;
For it is the vengeance of the LORD;
Take vengeance upon her;
As she hath done, do unto her.
16 Cut off the sower from Babylon,
And him that handleth the sickle in the time of harvest;
For fear of the oppressing sword they shall turn every one
to his people,
And they shall flee every one to his own land.
17 Israel is a scattered sheep;
The lions have driven him away;
First the king of Assyria hath devoured him;
And last this Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath broken
18 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Behold,
I will punish the king of Babylon and his land, as I have
punished the king of Assyria.
19 And I will bring Israel again to his habitation, and he shall feed on
Carmel and Bashan,
And his soul shall be satisfied upon mount Ephraim and
20 In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD,
The iniquity of Israel shall be sought for,
And there shall be none;
And the sins of Judah,
And they shall not be found;
For I will pardon them whom I reserve.
21 Go up against the land of Merathaim, even against it,
And against the inhabitants of Pekod; waste and utterly
destroy after them, saith the LORD,
And do according to all that I have commanded thee.
22 A sound of battle is in the land, and of great destruction.
23 How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken!
How is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!
24 I have laid a snare for thee, and thou art also taken, O Babylon,
And thou wast not aware; thou art found, and also caught,
because thou hast striven against the LORD.
25 The LORD hath opened his armory, and hath brought forth the weapons
of his indignation;
For this is the work of the Lord GOD of hosts in the land
of the Chaldeans.
26 Come against her from the utmost border, open her storehouses;
Cast her up as heaps, and destroy her utterly;
Let nothing of her be left.
27 Slay all her bullocks;
Let them go down to the slaughter; woe unto them!
For their day is come, the time of their visitation.
28 The voice of them that flee and escape out of the land of Babylon,
To declare in Zion the vengeance of the LORD our God, the
vengeance of his temple.
29 Call together the archers against Babylon; all ye that bend the bow,
camp against it round about;
Let none thereof escape; recompense her according to her
According to all that she hath done, do unto her;
For she hath been proud against the LORD,
Against the Holy One of Israel.
30 Therefore shall her young men fall in the streets,
And all her men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith
31 Behold, I am against thee, O thou most proud, saith the Lord GOD of
For thy day is come, the time that I will visit thee.
32 And the most proud shall stumble and fall,
And none shall raise him up;
And I will kindle a fire in his cities,
And it shall devour all round about him.
33 Thus saith the LORD of hosts;
The children of Israel and the children of Judah were
And all that took them captives held them fast; they
refused to let them go.
34 Their Redeemer is strong; the LORD of hosts is his name; he shall
thoroughly plead their cause,
That he may give rest to the land, and disquiet the
inhabitants of Babylon.
35 A sword is upon the Chaldeans, saith the LORD, and upon the
inhabitants of Babylon,
And upon her princes, and upon her wise men.
36 A sword is upon the liars;
And they shall dote;
A sword is upon her mighty men;
And they shall be dismayed and broken.
37 A sword is upon their horses, and upon their chariots,
And upon all the mingled people that are in the midst of
And they shall become as women; a sword is upon her
treasures; and they shall be robbed.
38 A drought is upon her waters; and they shall be dried up;
For it is the land of graven images,
And they are mad upon their idols.
39 Therefore the wild beasts of the desert
With the wild beasts of the islands shall dwell there,
And the owls shall dwell therein; and it shall be no more
inhabited for ever;
Neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation.
40 As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah
And the neighbor cities thereof, saith the LORD;
So shall no man abide there, neither shall any son of man
41 Behold, a people shall come from the north, and a great nation,
And many kings shall be raised up from the coasts of the
42 They shall hold both the bow and the lance;
They are cruel, and will not show mercy;
Their voice shall roar like the sea,
And they shall ride upon horses, every one put in array,
Like a man to the battle, against thee, O daughter of
43 The king of Babylon hath heard the report of them, and his hands
Anguish took hold of him, and pangs as of a woman in
44 Behold, he shall come up like a lion,
From the swelling of Jordan,
Unto the habitation of the strong;
But I will make them suddenly run away from her;
And who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her?
For who is like me? and who will appoint me the time?
And who is that shepherd that will stand before me?
45 Therefore hear ye the counsel of the LORD, that he hath taken against
And his purposes, that he hath purposed against the land of
Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out;
Surely he shall make their habitation desolate with them.
46 At the noise of the taking of Babylon the earth is moved,
And the cry is heard among the nations.
1 THUS saith the LORD; Behold, I will raise up against Babylon,
And against them that dwell in the midst of them
That rise up against me, a destroying wind;
2 And will send unto Babylon fanners,
That shall fan her,
And shall empty her land;
For in the day of great trouble
They shall be against her round about.
3 Against him that bendeth let the archer bend his bow,
And against him that lifteth himself up in his brigandine;
And spare ye not her young men; destroy ye utterly all her
4 Thus the slain shall fall in the land of the Chaldeans,
And they that are thrust through in her streets.
5 For Israel hath not been forsaken,
Nor Judah of his God, of the LORD of hosts;
Though their land was filled with sin against the Holy One
6 Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his
soul; be not cut off in her iniquity;
For this is the time of the LORD'S vengeance; he will
render unto her a recompense.
7 Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD'S hand, that made all
the earth drunken;
The nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations
8 Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed; howl for her;
Take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.
9 We would have healed Babylon,
But she is not healed; forsake her,
And let us go every one into his own country;
For her judgment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted up
even to the skies.
10 The LORD hath brought forth our righteousness; come, and let us
declare in Zion the work of the LORD our God.
11 Make bright the arrows; gather the shields; the LORD hath raised up
the spirit of the kings of the Medes;
For his device is against Babylon, to destroy it;
Because it is the vengeance of the LORD,
The vengeance of his temple.
12 Set up the standard upon the walls of Babylon,
Make the watch strong, set up the watchmen, prepare the
For the LORD hath both devised and done that which he spake
against the inhabitants of Babylon.
13 O thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures,
Thine end is come, and the measure of thy covetousness.
14 The LORD of hosts hath sworn by himself, saying,
Surely I will fill thee with men, as with caterpillars;
And they shall lift up a shout against thee.
15 He hath made the earth by his power,
He hath established the world by his wisdom,
And hath stretched out the heaven by his understanding.
16 When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the
And he causeth the vapors to ascend from the ends of the
earth; he maketh lightnings with rain,
And bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.
17 Every man is brutish by his knowledge;
Every founder is confounded by the graven image;
For his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath
18 They are vanity, the work of errors; in the time of their visitation
they shall perish.
19 The portion of Jacob is not like them; for he is the former of all
And Israel is the rod of his inheritance; the LORD of hosts
is his name.
20 Thou art my battle axe and weapons of war;
For with thee will I break in pieces the nations,
And with thee will I destroy kingdoms;
21 And with thee will I break in pieces the horse and his rider;
And with thee will I break in pieces the chariot and his
22 With thee also will I break in pieces man and woman;
And with thee will I break in pieces old and young;
And with thee will I break in pieces the young man and the
23 I will also break in pieces with thee the shepherd and his flock;
And with thee will I break in pieces the husbandman and his
yoke of oxen;
And with thee will I break in pieces captains and rulers.
24 And I will render unto Babylon and to all the inhabitants of Chaldea
All their evil that they have done in Zion in your sight,
saith the LORD.
25 Behold, I am against thee, O destroying mountain, saith the LORD,
which destroyest all the earth;
And I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and roll thee
down from the rocks, and will make thee a burnt mountain.
26 And they shall not take of thee a stone for a corner, nor a stone for
But thou shalt be desolate for ever, saith the LORD.
27 Set ye up a standard in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations,
Prepare the nations against her, call together against her
the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashchenaz;
Appoint a captain against her; cause the horses to come up
as the rough caterpillars.
28 Prepare against her the nations with the kings of the Medes, the
And all the rulers thereof, and all the land of his
29 And the land shall tremble and sorrow;
For every purpose of the LORD shall be performed against
To make the land of Babylon a desolation without an
30 The mighty men of Babylon have forborne to fight,
They have remained in their holds;
Their might hath failed; they became as women;
They have burned her dwelling places; her bars are broken.
31 One runner shall run to meet another, and one messenger to meet
To show the king of Babylon that his city is taken at one
32 And that the passages are stopped,
And the reeds they have burned with fire,
And the men of war are affrighted.
33 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel;
The daughter of Babylon is like a threshingfloor, it is
time to thresh her;
Yet a little while, and the time of her harvest shall come.
34 Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon hath devoured me,
He hath crushed me,
He hath made me an empty vessel,
He hath swallowed me up like a sea-monster,
He hath filled his belly with my delicates, he hath cast me
35 The violence done to me and to my flesh be upon Babylon, shall the
inhabitant of Zion say;
And my blood upon the inhabitants of Chaldea, shall
36 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will plead thy cause, and
take vengeance for thee;
And I will dry up her sea, and make her springs dry.
37 And Babylon shall become dusty heaps,
A dwelling place for dragons,
And an hissing,
Without an inhabitant.
38 They shall roar like lions;
They shall yell as lions' whelps.
39 And 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.
40 I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams with he
41 How is Sheshach taken! and how is the praise of the whole earth
How is Babylon become an astonishment among the nations!
42 The sea is come up upon Babylon;
She is covered with the multitude of the waves thereof.
43 Her cities are a desolation, a dry land, and a wilderness,
A land wherein no man dwelleth, neither doth any son of man
44 And I will punish Bel in Babylon, and I will bring forth out of his
mouth that which he hath swallowed up;
And the nations shall not flow together any more unto him;
yea, the wall of Babylon shall fall.
45 My people, go ye out of the midst of her, and deliver ye every man
his soul from the fierce anger of the LORD.
46 And lest your heart faint, and ye fear for the rumor that shall be
heard in the land;
A rumor shall both come one year, and after that in another
Shall come another rumor,
And violence in the land, ruler against ruler.
47 Therefore, behold, the days come, that I will do judgment upon the
graven images of Babylon;
And her whole land shall be confounded, and all her slain
shall fall in the midst of her.
48 Then the heaven and the earth, and all that is therein, shall sing
For the spoilers shall come unto her from the north, saith
49 As Babylon hath caused the slain of Israel to fall,
So at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the earth.
50 Ye that have escaped the sword, go away, stand not still;
Remember the LORD afar off, and let Jerusalem come into
51 We are confounded, because we have heard reproach; shame hath covered
For strangers are come into the sanctuaries of the LORD'S
52 Wherefore, behold, the days shall come, saith the LORD,
That I will do judgment upon her graven images;
Through all her land the wounded shall groan.
53 Though Babylon should mount up to heaven,
Though she should fortify the height of her strength,
Yet from me shall spoilers come unto her, saith the LORD.
54 A sound of a cry cometh from Babylon, and great destruction from the
land of the Chaldeans;
55 Because the LORD hath spoiled Babylon, and destroyed out of her the
When her waves do roar like great waters, a noise of their
voice is uttered;
56 Because the spoiler is come upon her, even upon the great Babylon,
And her mighty men are taken, every one of their bows is
For the LORD God of recompenses shall surely requite.
57 And I will make drunk her princes,
And her wise men, her captains,
And her rulers, and her mighty men;
And they shall sleep a perpetual sleep,
And not wake, saith the King, whose name is the LORD of
58 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The broad walls of Babylon shall be
And her high gates shall be burned with fire; and the
people shall labor in vain,
And the folk in the fire, and they shall be weary.
59 The word which Jeremiah the prophet commanded Seraiah the son of
Neriah, the son of Maaseiah,
When he went with Zedekiah the king of Judah into Babylon
in the fourth year of his reign.
And this Seraiah was a quiet prince.
60 So Jeremiah wrote in a book all the evil that should come upon
Even all these words that are written against Babylon.
61 And Jeremiah said to Seraiah,
When thou comest to Babylon, and shalt see, and shalt read
all these words;
62 Then shalt thou say, O LORD, thou hast spoken against this place,
To cut it off, that none shall remain in it,
Neither man nor beast,
But that it shall be desolate for ever.
63 And it shall be, when thou hast made an end of reading this book,
That thou shalt bind a stone to it, and cast it into the
midst of Euphrates;
64 And thou shalt say, Thus shall Babylon sink, and shall not rise from
the evil that I will bring upon her;
And they shall be weary. Thus far are the words of
1 ZEDEKIAH was one and twenty years old when he began to reign,
and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem.
And his mother's name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah
2 And he did that which was evil in the eyes of the LORD,
According to all that Jehoiakim had done.
3 For through the anger of the LORD it came to pass in Jerusalem
Till he had cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiah
rebelled against the king of Babylon.
4 And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth
month, in the tenth day of the month,
That Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came, he and all his
army, against Jerusalem,
And pitched against it, and built forts against it, all
round about it.
5 So the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king
6 And in the fourth month, in the ninth day of the month,
The famine was sore in the city,
So that there was no bread for the people of the land.
7 Then the city was broken up, and all the men of war fled,
And went out of the city by night by 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; 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.
9 Then they took the king, and carried him captive up unto the
king of Babylon,
To Riblah in the land of Hamath; where he gave his judgment
10 The king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes;
He slew also all the princes of Judah in Riblah.
11 Then he put out the eyes of Zedekiah;
And the king bound him in chains,
And carried him to Babylon,
And put him in prison till the day of his death.
12 Now in the fifth month, in the tenth day of the month,
Which was the nineteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar king of
Came Nebuzaradan, captain of the guard, which served the
king of Babylon, into Jerusalem,
13 And burned the house of the LORD, and the king's house;
And all the houses of Jerusalem,
And all the houses of the great men, burned he with fire;
14 And all the army of the Chaldeans, that were with the captain of the
Brake down all the walls of Jerusalem round about.
15 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.
16 But Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard left certain of the poor of
For vinedressers and for husbandmen.
17 Also the pillars of brass,
That were in the house of the LORD, and the bases,
And the brazen sea that was in the house of the LORD,
The Chaldeans brake, and carried all the brass of them to
18 The caldrons also, and the shovels, and the snuffers, and the bowls,
and the spoons,
And all the vessels of brass wherewith they ministered,
took they away.
19 And the basins, and the fire pans, 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.
20 The two pillars, one sea, and twelve brazen bulls that were under the
Which king Solomon had made in the house of the LORD;
The brass of all these vessels was without weight.
21 And concerning the pillars,
The height of one pillar was eighteen cubits;
And a fillet of twelve cubits did compass about it;
And the thickness thereof was four fingers; it was hollow.
22 And a chapiter of brass was upon it; and the height of one chapiter
was five cubits,
With network and pomegranates upon the chapiters round
about, all of brass.
The second pillar also and the pomegranates were like unto
23 And there were ninety and six pomegranates on a side;
And all the pomegranates were an hundred round about.
24 And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest,
And Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of
25 He took also out of the city an eunuch, which had the charge of the
men of war;
And seven men of them that were near the king's person,
which were found in the city;
And the principal scribe of the host, who mustered the
people of the land;
And threescore men of the people of the land, that were
found in the midst of the city. Jeremiah.
26 So Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard took them, and brought them
to the king of Babylon to Riblah.
27 And the king of Babylon smote them, and put them to death in Riblah
in the land of Hamath.
Thus Judah was carried away captive out of his own land.
28 This is the people whom Nebuchadrezzar carried away captive;
In the seventh year three thousand Jews and three and
29 In the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar he carried away captive,
From Jerusalem eight hundred thirty and two persons;
30 In the three and twentieth year of Nebuchadrezzar,
Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard carried away captive
of the Jews,
Seven hundred forty and five persons; all the persons were
four thousand and six hundred.
31 And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the
captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah,
In the twelfth month, in the five and twentieth day of the
That Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the first year of his
Lifted up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah,
And brought him forth out of prison, And spake kindly unto
And set his throne above the throne of the kings that were
with him in Babylon,
33 And changed his prison garments; and he did continually eat bread
before him all the days of his life.
34 And for his diet, there was a continual allowance given him of the
king of Babylon,
Every day a portion until the day of his death, all the
days of his life.