The Bible Online: Book 24 Jeremiah: 24:030:001 - 24:044:030

 

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

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

24:030:003 For, lo, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will bring
again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith the
LORD: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave
to their fathers, and they shall possess it.

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

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

24:030:006 Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child?
wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a
woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness?

24:030:007 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is
even the time of Jacob's trouble, but he shall be saved out of
it.

24:030:008 For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of
hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will
burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves
of him:

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

24:030:010 Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the LORD;
neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save thee from
afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob
shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none
shall make him afraid.

24:030:011 For I am with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee: though I
make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee,
yet I will not make a full end of thee: but I will correct
thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether
unpunished.

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

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

24:030:014 All thy lovers have forgotten thee; they seek thee not; for I
have wounded thee with the wound of an enemy, with the
chastisement of a cruel one, for the multitude of thine
iniquity; because thy sins were increased.

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

24:030:016 Therefore all they that devour thee shall be devoured; and all
thine adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity;
and they that spoil thee shall be a spoil, and all that prey
upon thee will I give for a prey.

24:030:017 For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of
thy wounds, saith the LORD; because they called thee an
Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.

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

24:030:019 And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of
them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall
not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be
small.

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

24:030:021 And their nobles shall be of themselves, and their governor
shall proceed from the midst of them; and I will cause him to
draw near, and he shall approach unto me: for who is this that
engaged his heart to approach unto me? saith the LORD.

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

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

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

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

24:031:002 Thus saith the LORD, The people which were left of the sword
found grace in the wilderness; even Israel, when I went to
cause him to rest.

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

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

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

24:031:006 For there shall be a day, that the watchmen upon the mount
Ephraim shall cry, Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto the
LORD our God.

24:031:007 For thus saith the LORD; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and
shout among the chief of the nations: publish ye, praise ye,
and say, O LORD, save thy people, the remnant of Israel.

24:031:008 Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather
them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and
the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with
child together: a great company shall return thither.

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

24:031:010 Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the
isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather
him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.

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

24:031:012 Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and
shall flow together to the goodness of the LORD, for wheat,
and for wine, and for oil, and for the young of the flock and
of the herd: and their soul shall be as a watered garden; and
they shall not sorrow any more at all.

24:031:013 Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and
old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and
will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.

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

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

24:031:016 Thus saith the LORD; Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine
eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the
LORD; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy.

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

24:031:018 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; Thou hast
chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed
to the yoke: turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art
the LORD my God.

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

24:031:020 Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a pleasant child? for since I
spake against him, I do earnestly remember him still:
therefore my bowels are troubled for him; I will surely have
mercy upon him, saith the LORD.

24:031:021 Set thee up waymarks, make thee high heaps: set thine heart
toward the highway, even the way which thou wentest: turn
again, O virgin of Israel, turn again to these thy cities.

24:031:022 How long wilt thou go about, O thou backsliding daughter? for
the LORD hath created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall
compass a man.

24:031:023 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; As yet they
shall use this speech in the land of Judah and in the cities
thereof, when I shall bring again their captivity; The LORD
bless thee, O habitation of justice, and mountain of holiness.

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

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

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

24:031:027 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will sow the
house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man,
and with the seed of beast.

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

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

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

24:031:031 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new
covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of
Judah:

24:031:032 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers
in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of
the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I
was an husband unto them, saith the LORD:

24:031:033 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house
of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law
in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will
be their God, and they shall be my people.

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

24:031:035 Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day,
and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by
night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The
LORD of hosts is his name:

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

24:031:037 Thus saith the LORD; If heaven above can be measured, and the
foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also
cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done,
saith the LORD.

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

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

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

24:032:001 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD in the tenth year
of Zedekiah king of Judah, which was the eighteenth year of
Nebuchadrezzar.

24:032:002 For then the king of Babylon's army besieged Jerusalem: and
Jeremiah the prophet was shut up in the court of the prison,
which was in the king of Judah's house.

24:032:003 For Zedekiah king of Judah had shut him up, saying, Wherefore
dost thou prophesy, and say, Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I
will give this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and
he shall take it;

24:032:004 And Zedekiah king of Judah shall not escape out of the hand of
the Chaldeans, but shall surely be delivered into the hand of
the king of Babylon, and shall speak with him mouth to mouth,
and his eyes shall behold his eyes;

24:032:005 And he shall lead Zedekiah to Babylon, and there shall he be
until I visit him, saith the LORD: though ye fight with the
Chaldeans, ye shall not prosper.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

24:032:014 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Take these
evidences, this evidence of the purchase, both which is
sealed, and this evidence which is open; and put them in an
earthen vessel, that they may continue many days.

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

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

24:032:017 Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth
by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing
too hard for thee:

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

24:032:019 Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are open
upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one
according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his
doings:

24:032:020 Which hast set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, even
unto this day, and in Israel, and among other men; and hast
made thee a name, as at this day;

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

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

24:032:023 And they came in, and possessed it; but they obeyed not thy
voice, neither walked in thy law; they have done nothing of
all that thou commandedst them to do: therefore thou hast
caused all this evil to come upon them:

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

24:032:025 And thou hast said unto me, O Lord GOD, Buy thee the field for
money, and take witnesses; for the city is given into the hand
of the Chaldeans.

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

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

24:032:028 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will give this city
into the hand of the Chaldeans, and into the hand of
Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and he shall take it:

24:032:029 And the Chaldeans, that fight against this city, shall come
and set fire on this city, and burn it with the houses, upon
whose roofs they have offered incense unto Baal, and poured
out drink offerings unto other gods, to provoke me to anger.

24:032:030 For the children of Israel and the children of Judah have only
done evil before me from their youth: for the children of
Israel have only provoked me to anger with the work of their
hands, saith the LORD.

24:032:031 For this city hath been to me as a provocation of mine anger
and of my fury from the day that they built it even unto this
day; that I should remove it from before my face,

24:032:032 Because of all the evil of the children of Israel and of the
children of Judah, which they have done to provoke me to
anger, they, their kings, their princes, their priests, and
their prophets, and the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of
Jerusalem.

24:032:033 And they have turned unto me the back, and not the face:
though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet
they have not hearkened to receive instruction.

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

24:032:035 And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the
valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their
daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I
commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they
should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.

24:032:036 And now therefore thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel,
concerning this city, whereof ye say, It shall be delivered
into the hand of the king of Babylon by the sword, and by the
famine, and by the pestilence;

24:032:037 Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither I
have driven them in mine anger, and in my fury, and in great
wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will
cause them to dwell safely:

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

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

24:032:040 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will
not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my
fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.

24:032:041 Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will
plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with
my whole soul.

24:032:042 For thus saith the LORD; Like as I have brought all this great
evil upon this people, so will I bring upon them all the good
that I have promised them.

24:032:043 And fields shall be bought in this land, whereof ye say, It is
desolate without man or beast; it is given into the hand of
the Chaldeans.

24:032:044 Men shall buy fields for money, and subscribe evidences, and
seal them, and take witnesses in the land of Benjamin, and in
the places about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, and in
the cities of the mountains, and in the cities of the valley,
and in the cities of the south: for I will cause their
captivity to return, saith the LORD.

24:033:001 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah the second
time, while he was yet shut up in the court of the prison,
saying,

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

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

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

24:033:005 They come to fight with the Chaldeans, but it is to fill them
with the dead bodies of men, whom I have slain in mine anger
and in my fury, and for all whose wickedness I have hid my
face from this city.

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

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

24:033:008 And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they
have sinned against me; and I will pardon all their
iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have
transgressed against me.

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

24:033:010 Thus saith the LORD; Again there shall be heard in this place,
which ye say shall be desolate without man and without beast,
even in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem,
that are desolate, without man, and without inhabitant, and
without beast,

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

24:033:012 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Again in this place, which is
desolate without man and without beast, and in all the cities
thereof, shall be an habitation of shepherds causing their
flocks to lie down.

24:033:013 In the cities of the mountains, in the cities of the vale, and
in the cities of the south, and in the land of Benjamin, and
in the places about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah,
shall the flocks pass again under the hands of him that
telleth them, saith the LORD.

24:033:014 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will perform
that good thing which I have promised unto the house of Israel
and to the house of Judah.

24:033:015 In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of
righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute
judgment and righteousness in the land.

24:033:016 In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell
safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called,
The LORD our righteousness.

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

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

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

24:033:020 Thus saith the LORD; If ye can break my covenant of the day,
and my covenant of the night, and that there should not be day
and night in their season;

24:033:021 Then may also my covenant be broken with David my servant,
that he should not have a son to reign upon his throne; and
with the Levites the priests, my ministers.

24:033:022 As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of
the sea measured: so will I multiply the seed of David my
servant, and the Levites that minister unto me.

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

24:033:024 Considerest thou not what this people have spoken, saying, The
two families which the LORD hath chosen, he hath even cast
them off? thus they have despised my people, that they should
be no more a nation before them.

24:033:025 Thus saith the LORD; If my covenant be not with day and night,
and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and
earth;

24:033:026 Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob and David my servant,
so that I will not take any of his seed to be rulers over the
seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I will cause their
captivity to return, and have mercy on them.

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

24:034:002 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; Go and speak to
Zedekiah king of Judah, and tell him, Thus saith the LORD;
Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the king of
Babylon, and he shall burn it with fire:

24:034:003 And thou shalt not escape out of his hand, but shalt surely be
taken, and delivered into his hand; and thine eyes shall
behold the eyes of the king of Babylon, and he shall speak
with thee mouth to mouth, and thou shalt go to Babylon.

24:034:004 Yet hear the word of the LORD, O Zedekiah king of Judah; Thus
saith the LORD of thee, Thou shalt not die by the sword:

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

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

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

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

24:034:009 That every man should let his manservant, and every man his
maidservant, being an Hebrew or an Hebrewess, go free; that
none should serve himself of them, to wit, of a Jew his
brother.

24:034:010 Now when all the princes, and all the people, which had
entered into the covenant, heard that every one should let his
manservant, and every one his maidservant, go free, that none
should serve themselves of them any more, then they obeyed,
and let them go.

24:034:011 But afterward they turned, and caused the servants and the
handmaids, whom they had let go free, to return, and brought
them into subjection for servants and for handmaids.

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

24:034:013 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; I made a covenant with
your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the
land of Egypt, out of the house of bondmen, saying,

24:034:014 At the end of seven years let ye go every man his brother an
Hebrew, which hath been sold unto thee; and when he hath
served thee six years, thou shalt let him go free from thee:
but your fathers hearkened not unto me, neither inclined their
ear.

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

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

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

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

24:034:019 The princes of Judah, and the princes of Jerusalem, the
eunuchs, and the priests, and all the people of the land,
which passed between the parts of the calf;

24:034:020 I will even give them into the hand of their enemies, and into
the hand of them that seek their life: and their dead bodies
shall be for meat unto the fowls of the heaven, and to the
beasts of the earth.

24:034:021 And Zedekiah king of Judah and his princes will I give into
the hand of their enemies, and into the hand of them that seek
their life, and into the hand of the king of Babylon's army,
which are gone up from you.

24:034:022 Behold, I will command, saith the LORD, and cause them to
return to this city; and they shall fight against it, and take
it, and burn it with fire: and I will make the cities of Judah
a desolation without an inhabitant.

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

24:035:002 Go unto the house of the Rechabites, and speak unto them, and
bring them into the house of the LORD, into one of the
chambers, and give them wine to drink.

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

24:035:004 And I brought them into the house of the LORD, into the
chamber of the sons of Hanan, the son of Igdaliah, a man of
God, which was by the chamber of the princes, which was above
the chamber of Maaseiah the son of Shallum, the keeper of the
door:

24:035:005 And I set before the sons of the house of the Rechabites pots
full of wine, and cups, and I said unto them, Drink ye wine.

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

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

24:035:008 Thus have we obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab our
father in all that he hath charged us, to drink no wine all
our days, we, our wives, our sons, nor our daughters;

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

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

24:035:011 But it came to pass, when Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came
up into the land, that we said, Come, and let us go to
Jerusalem for fear of the army of the Chaldeans, and for fear
of the army of the Syrians: so we dwell at Jerusalem.

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

24:035:013 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Go and tell
the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, Will ye not
receive instruction to hearken to my words? saith the LORD.

24:035:014 The words of Jonadab the son of Rechab, that he commanded his
sons not to drink wine, are performed; for unto this day they
drink none, but obey their father's commandment:
notwithstanding I have spoken unto you, rising early and
speaking; but ye hearkened not unto me.

24:035:015 I have sent also unto you all my servants the prophets, rising
up early and sending them, saying, Return ye now every man
from his evil way, and amend your doings, and go not after
other gods to serve them, and ye shall dwell in the land which
I have given to you and to your fathers: but ye have not
inclined your ear, nor hearkened unto me.

24:035:016 Because the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have performed
the commandment of their father, which he commanded them; but
this people hath not hearkened unto me:

24:035:017 Therefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel;
Behold, I will bring upon Judah and upon all the inhabitants
of Jerusalem all the evil that I have pronounced against them:
because I have spoken unto them, but they have not heard; and
I have called unto them, but they have not answered.

24:035:018 And Jeremiah said unto the house of the Rechabites, Thus saith
the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Because ye have obeyed
the commandment of Jonadab your father, and kept all his
precepts, and done according unto all that he hath commanded
you:

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

24:036:001 And it came to pass in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of
Josiah king of Judah, that this word came unto Jeremiah from
the LORD, saying,

24:036:002 Take thee a roll of a book, and write therein all the words
that I have spoken unto thee against Israel, and against
Judah, and against all the nations, from the day I spake unto
thee, from the days of Josiah, even unto this day.

24:036:003 It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil which
I purpose to do unto them; that they may return every man from
his evil way; that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.

24:036:004 Then Jeremiah called Baruch the son of Neriah: and Baruch
wrote from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the LORD,
which he had spoken unto him, upon a roll of a book.

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

24:036:006 Therefore go thou, and read in the roll, which thou hast
written from my mouth, the words of the LORD in the ears of
the people in the LORD's house upon the fasting day: and also
thou shalt read them in the ears of all Judah that come out of
their cities.

24:036:007 It may be they will present their supplication before the
LORD, and will return every one from his evil way: for great
is the anger and the fury that the LORD hath pronounced
against this people.

24:036:008 And Baruch the son of Neriah did according to all that
Jeremiah the prophet commanded him, reading in the book the
words of the LORD in the LORD's house.

24:036:009 And it came to pass in the fifth year of Jehoiakim the son of
Josiah king of Judah, in the ninth month, that they proclaimed
a fast before the LORD to all the people in Jerusalem, and to
all the people that came from the cities of Judah unto
Jerusalem.

24:036:010 Then read Baruch in the book the words of Jeremiah in the
house of the LORD, in the chamber of Gemariah the son of
Shaphan the scribe, in the higher court, at the entry of the
new gate of the LORD's house, in the ears of all the people.

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

24:036:012 Then he went down into the king's house, into the scribe's
chamber: and, lo, all the princes sat there, even Elishama the
scribe, and Delaiah the son of Shemaiah, and Elnathan the son
of Achbor, and Gemariah the son of Shaphan, and Zedekiah the
son of Hananiah, and all the princes.

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

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

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

24:036:016 Now it came to pass, when they had heard all the words, they
were afraid both one and other, and said unto Baruch, We will
surely tell the king of all these words.

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

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

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

24:036:020 And they went in to the king into the court, but they laid up
the roll in the chamber of Elishama the scribe, and told all
the words in the ears of the king.

24:036:021 So the king sent Jehudi to fetch the roll: and he took it out
of Elishama the scribe's chamber. And Jehudi read it in the
ears of the king, and in the ears of all the princes which
stood beside the king.

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

24:036:023 And it came to pass, that when Jehudi had read three or four
leaves, he cut it with the penknife, and cast it into the fire
that was on the hearth, until all the roll was consumed in the
fire that was on the hearth.

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

24:036:025 Nevertheless Elnathan and Delaiah and Gemariah had made
intercession to the king that he would not burn the roll: but
he would not hear them.

24:036:026 But the king commanded Jerahmeel the son of Hammelech, and
Seraiah the son of Azriel, and Shelemiah the son of Abdeel, to
take Baruch the scribe and Jeremiah the prophet: but the LORD
hid them.

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

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

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

24:036:030 Therefore thus saith the LORD of Jehoiakim king of Judah; He
shall have none to sit upon the throne of David: and his dead
body shall be cast out in the day to the heat, and in the
night to the frost.

24:036:031 And I will punish him and his seed and his servants for their
iniquity; and I will bring upon them, and upon the inhabitants
of Jerusalem, and upon the men of Judah, all the evil that I
have pronounced against them; but they hearkened not.

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

24:037:001 And king Zedekiah the son of Josiah reigned instead of Coniah
the son of Jehoiakim, whom Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon made
king in the land of Judah.

24:037:002 But neither he, nor his servants, nor the people of the land,
did hearken unto the words of the LORD, which he spake by the
prophet Jeremiah.

24:037:003 And Zedekiah the king sent Jehucal the son of Shelemiah and
Zephaniah the son of Maaseiah the priest to the prophet
Jeremiah, saying, Pray now unto the LORD our God for us.

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

24:037:005 Then Pharaoh's army was come forth out of Egypt: and when the
Chaldeans that besieged Jerusalem heard tidings of them, they
departed from Jerusalem.

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

24:037:007 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; Thus shall ye say to
the king of Judah, that sent you unto me to enquire of me;
Behold, Pharaoh's army, which is come forth to help you, shall
return to Egypt into their own land.

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

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

24:037:010 For though ye had smitten the whole army of the Chaldeans that
fight against you, and there remained but wounded men among
them, yet should they rise up every man in his tent, and burn
this city with fire.

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

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

24:037:013 And when he was in the gate of Benjamin, a captain of the ward
was there, whose name was Irijah, the son of Shelemiah, the
son of Hananiah; and he took Jeremiah the prophet, saying,
Thou fallest away to the Chaldeans.

24:037:014 Then said Jeremiah, It is false; I fall not away to the
Chaldeans. But he hearkened not to him: so Irijah took
Jeremiah, and brought him to the princes.

24:037:015 Wherefore the princes were wroth with Jeremiah, and smote him,
and put him in prison in the house of Jonathan the scribe: for
they had made that the prison.

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

24:037:017 Then Zedekiah the king sent, and took him out: and the king
asked him secretly in his house, and said, Is there any word
from the LORD? And Jeremiah said, There is: for, said he, thou
shalt be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon.

24:037:018 Moreover Jeremiah said unto king Zedekiah, What have I
offended against thee, or against thy servants, or against
this people, that ye have put me in prison?

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

24:037:020 Therefore hear now, I pray thee, O my lord the king: let my
supplication, I pray thee, be accepted before thee; that thou
cause me not to return to the house of Jonathan the scribe,
lest I die there.

24:037:021 Then Zedekiah the king commanded that they should commit
Jeremiah into the court of the prison, and that they should
give him daily a piece of bread out of the bakers' street,
until all the bread in the city were spent. Thus Jeremiah
remained in the court of the prison.

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

24:038:002 Thus saith the LORD, He that remaineth in this city shall die
by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence: but he
that goeth forth to the Chaldeans shall live; for he shall
have his life for a prey, and shall live.

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

24:038:004 Therefore the princes said unto the king, We beseech thee, let
this man be put to death: for thus he weakeneth the hands of
the men of war that remain in this city, and the hands of all
the people, in speaking such words unto them: for this man
seeketh not the welfare of this people, but the hurt.

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

24:038:006 Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of
Malchiah the son of Hammelech, that was in the court of the
prison: and they let down Jeremiah with cords. And in the
dungeon there was no water, but mire: so Jeremiah sunk in the
mire.

24:038:007 Now when Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, one of the eunuchs which
was in the king's house, heard that they had put Jeremiah in
the dungeon; the king then sitting in the gate of Benjamin;

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

24:038:009 My lord the king, these men have done evil in all that they
have done to Jeremiah the prophet, whom they have cast into
the dungeon; and he is like to die for hunger in the place
where he is: for there is no more bread in the city.

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

24:038:011 So Ebedmelech took the men with him, and went into the house
of the king under the treasury, and took thence old cast
clouts and old rotten rags, and let them down by cords into
the dungeon to Jeremiah.

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

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

24:038:014 Then Zedekiah the king sent, and took Jeremiah the prophet
unto him into the third entry that is in the house of the
LORD: and the king said unto Jeremiah, I will ask thee a
thing; hide nothing from me.

24:038:015 Then Jeremiah said unto Zedekiah, If I declare it unto thee,
wilt thou not surely put me to death? and if I give thee
counsel, wilt thou not hearken unto me?

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

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

24:038:018 But if thou wilt not go forth to the king of Babylon's
princes, then shall this city be given into the hand of the
Chaldeans, and they shall burn it with fire, and thou shalt
not escape out of their hand.

24:038:019 And Zedekiah the king said unto Jeremiah, I am afraid of the
Jews that are fallen to the Chaldeans, lest they deliver me
into their hand, and they mock me.

24:038:020 But Jeremiah said, They shall not deliver thee. Obey, I
beseech thee, the voice of the LORD, which I speak unto thee:
so it shall be well unto thee, and thy soul shall live.

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

24:038:022 And, behold, all the women that are left in the king of
Judah's house shall be brought forth to the king of Babylon's
princes, and those women shall say, Thy friends have set thee
on, and have prevailed against thee: thy feet are sunk in the
mire, and they are turned away back.

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

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

24:038:025 But if the princes hear that I have talked with thee, and they
come unto thee, and say unto thee, Declare unto us now what
thou hast said unto the king, hide it not from us, and we will
not put thee to death; also what the king said unto thee:

24:038:026 Then thou shalt say unto them, I presented my supplication
before the king, that he would not cause me to return to
Jonathan's house, to die there.

24:038:027 Then came all the princes unto Jeremiah, and asked him: and he
told them according to all these words that the king had
commanded. So they left off speaking with him; for the matter
was not perceived.

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

24:039:001 In the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth
month, came Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon and all his army
against Jerusalem, and they besieged it.

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

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

24:039:004 And it came to pass, that when Zedekiah the king of Judah saw
them, and all the men of war, then they fled, and went forth
out of the city by night, by the way of the king's garden, by
the gate betwixt the two walls: and he went out the way of the
plain.

24:039:005 But the Chaldeans' army pursued after them, and overtook
Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho: and when they had taken
him, they brought him up to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to
Riblah in the land of Hamath, where he gave judgment upon him.

24:039:006 Then the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah in Riblah
before his eyes: also the king of Babylon slew all the nobles
of Judah.

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

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

24:039:009 Then Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away captive
into Babylon the remnant of the people that remained in the
city, and those that fell away, that fell to him, with the
rest of the people that remained.

24:039:010 But Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard left of the poor of
the people, which had nothing, in the land of Judah, and gave
them vineyards and fields at the same time.

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

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

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

24:039:014 Even they sent, and took Jeremiah out of the court of the
prison, and committed him unto Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the
son of Shaphan, that he should carry him home: so he dwelt
among the people.

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

24:039:016 Go and speak to Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, saying, Thus saith
the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring my
words upon this city for evil, and not for good; and they
shall be accomplished in that day before thee.

24:039:017 But I will deliver thee in that day, saith the LORD: and thou
shalt not be given into the hand of the men of whom thou art
afraid.

24:039:018 For I will surely deliver thee, and thou shalt not fall by the
sword, but thy life shall be for a prey unto thee: because
thou hast put thy trust in me, saith the LORD.

24:040:001 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, after that
Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had let him go from
Ramah, when he had taken him being bound in chains among all
that were carried away captive of Jerusalem and Judah, which
were carried away captive unto Babylon.

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

24:040:003 Now the LORD hath brought it, and done according as he hath
said: because ye have sinned against the LORD, and have not
obeyed his voice, therefore this thing is come upon you.

24:040:004 And now, behold, I loose thee this day from the chains which
were upon thine hand. If it seem good unto thee to come with
me into Babylon, come; and I will look well unto thee: but if
it seem ill unto thee to come with me into Babylon, forbear:
behold, all the land is before thee: whither it seemeth good
and convenient for thee to go, thither go.

24:040:005 Now while he was not yet gone back, he said, Go back also to
Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of Shaphan, whom the king
of Babylon hath made governor over the cities of Judah, and
dwell with him among the people: or go wheresoever it seemeth
convenient unto thee to go. So the captain of the guard gave
him victuals and a reward, and let him go.

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

24:040:007 Now when all the captains of the forces which were in the
fields, even they and their men, heard that the king of
Babylon had made Gedaliah the son of Ahikam governor in the
land, and had committed unto him men, and women, and children,
and of the poor of the land, of them that were not carried
away captive to Babylon;

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

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

24:040:010 As for me, behold, I will dwell at Mizpah, to serve the
Chaldeans, which will come unto us: but ye, gather ye wine,
and summer fruits, and oil, and put them in your vessels, and
dwell in your cities that ye have taken.

24:040:011 Likewise when all the Jews that were in Moab, and among the
Ammonites, and in Edom, and that were in all the countries,
heard that the king of Babylon had left a remnant of Judah,
and that he had set over them Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the
son of Shaphan;

24:040:012 Even all the Jews returned out of all places whither they were
driven, and came to the land of Judah, to Gedaliah, unto
Mizpah, and gathered wine and summer fruits very much.

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

24:040:014 And said unto him, Dost thou certainly know that Baalis the
king of the Ammonites hath sent Ishmael the son of Nethaniah
to slay thee? But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam believed them
not.

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

24:040:016 But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam said unto Johanan the son of
Kareah, Thou shalt not do this thing: for thou speakest
falsely of Ishmael.

24:041:001 Now it came to pass in the seventh month, that Ishmael the son
of Nethaniah the son of Elishama, of the seed royal, and the
princes of the king, even ten men with him, came unto Gedaliah
the son of Ahikam to Mizpah; and there they did eat bread
together in Mizpah.

24:041:002 Then arose Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and the ten men that
were with him, and smote Gedaliah the son of Ahikam the son of
Shaphan with the sword, and slew him, whom the king of Babylon
had made governor over the land.

24:041:003 Ishmael also slew all the Jews that were with him, even with
Gedaliah, at Mizpah, and the Chaldeans that were found there,
and the men of war.

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

24:041:005 That there came certain from Shechem, from Shiloh, and from
Samaria, even fourscore men, having their beards shaven, and
their clothes rent, and having cut themselves, with offerings
and incense in their hand, to bring them to the house of the
LORD.

24:041:006 And Ishmael the son of Nethaniah went forth from Mizpah to
meet them, weeping all along as he went: and it came to pass,
as he met them, he said unto them, Come to Gedaliah the son of
Ahikam.

24:041:007 And it was so, when they came into the midst of the city, that
Ishmael the son of Nethaniah slew them, and cast them into the
midst of the pit, he, and the men that were with him.

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

24:041:009 Now the pit wherein Ishmael had cast all the dead bodies of
the men, whom he had slain because of Gedaliah, was it which
Asa the king had made for fear of Baasha king of Israel: and
Ishmael the son of Nethaniah filled it with them that were
slain.

24:041:010 Then Ishmael carried away captive all the residue of the
people that were in Mizpah, even the king's daughters, and all
the people that remained in Mizpah, whom Nebuzaradan the
captain of the guard had committed to Gedaliah the son of
Ahikam: and Ishmael the son of Nethaniah carried them away
captive, and departed to go over to the Ammonites.

24:041:011 But when Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of
the forces that were with him, heard of all the evil that
Ishmael the son of Nethaniah had done,

24:041:012 Then they took all the men, and went to fight with Ishmael the
son of Nethaniah, and found him by the great waters that are
in Gibeon.

24:041:013 Now it came to pass, that when all the people which were with
Ishmael saw Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of
the forces that were with him, then they were glad.

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

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

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

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

24:041:018 Because of the Chaldeans: for they were afraid of them,
because Ishmael the son of Nethaniah had slain Gedaliah the
son of Ahikam, whom the king of Babylon made governor in the
land.

24:042:001 Then all the captains of the forces, and Johanan the son of
Kareah, and Jezaniah the son of Hoshaiah, and all the people
from the least even unto the greatest, came near,

24:042:002 And said unto Jeremiah the prophet, Let, we beseech thee, our
supplication be accepted before thee, and pray for us unto the
LORD thy God, even for all this remnant; (for we are left but
a few of many, as thine eyes do behold us:)

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

24:042:004 Then Jeremiah the prophet said unto them, I have heard you;
behold, I will pray unto the LORD your God according to your
words; and it shall come to pass, that whatsoever thing the
LORD shall answer you, I will declare it unto you; I will keep
nothing back from you.

24:042:005 Then they said to Jeremiah, The LORD be a true and faithful
witness between us, if we do not even according to all things
for the which the LORD thy God shall send thee to us.

24:042:006 Whether it be good, or whether it be evil, we will obey the
voice of the LORD our God, to whom we send thee; that it may
be well with us, when we obey the voice of the LORD our God.

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

24:042:008 Then called he Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains
of the forces which were with him, and all the people from the
least even to the greatest,

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

24:042:010 If ye will still abide in this land, then will I build you,
and not pull you down, and I will plant you, and not pluck you
up: for I repent me of the evil that I have done unto you.

24:042:011 Be not afraid of the king of Babylon, of whom ye are afraid;
be not afraid of him, saith the LORD: for I am with you to
save you, and to deliver you from his hand.

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

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

24:042:014 Saying, No; but we will go into the land of Egypt, where we
shall see no war, nor hear the sound of the trumpet, nor have
hunger of bread; and there will we dwell:

24:042:015 And now therefore hear the word of the LORD, ye remnant of
Judah; Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; If ye
wholly set your faces to enter into Egypt, and go to sojourn
there;

24:042:016 Then it shall come to pass, that the sword, which ye feared,
shall overtake you there in the land of Egypt, and the famine,
whereof ye were afraid, shall follow close after you there in
Egypt; and there ye shall die.

24:042:017 So shall it be with all the men that set their faces to go
into Egypt to sojourn there; they shall die by the sword, by
the famine, and by the pestilence: and none of them shall
remain or escape from the evil that I will bring upon them.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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