The Bible Online: Book 24 Jeremiah: 24:045:001 - 24:052:034

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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