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XXXVIII. 7,8 The king then sitting in the gate of Benjamin ; Ebed-melech went forth of the king's house, and spake to the king. When the king was sitting in the public place of judicature, Ebedmelech went purposely out of the court unto him.

XXXVIII. 22 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. And those women shall make excuses for thee, and say, Thy princes and followers have set thee on, to do that, which thou wouldst otherwise never have attempted, namely, to revolt from the king of Babylon : their power, and importunity, hath thus swayed thee, and, through their solicitation, thou art brought into this miserable inconvenience, and they have themselves also revolted.

XXXIX. 9 And those that fell away, that fell to him, with the rest of the people that remained. Those, that stirred up Zedekiah to this defection, and joined with him in that revolt, together with the rest of the people, of any better fashion.'.

XXXIX. 14 And committed him to Gedaliah, &c. that he should carry him home : so he dwelt among the people. He commanded Gedaliah, to whom was committed the chief rule of all the affairs of Jerusalem, by Nebuchadnezzar, that he should take Jeremiah home to his house: so Jeremiah lived at large, in free liberty, amongst the people.

XXXIX. 17 Thou shalt not be given into the hand of the men of whom thou art afraid.

Thou shalt not be delivered into the hands of the courtiers of Ze. dekiah, whose envy thou hast drawn upon thee for my sake,

XXXIX. 18 But thy life shall be for a prey unto thee : because thou hast put thy trust in me, saith the LORD. Thy life shall be reserved safe unto thee, whatever become of thy outward estate ; and shall be given thee, as a reward of thy kind. ness to my prophets, and religious confidence in me, saith the Lord.

XL. 1, 4 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, after that Nebuzar-adan the captain of the guard had let him go from Ramah, when he had taken him being bound in chains among all that were carried away captive of Jerusalem and Judah, &c. Behold, I loose thee this day from the chains &c. After this charge given, concerning the custody of Jeremiah, yet he was, amongst the other captives, which were carrying away towards Babylon, driven forward in his chains, as far as Ramah; at which place Nebuzar-adan, the captain of the guard, took no. tice of him, and from thence gave him his liberty, and free option either to return or to go forward.

XL. 7 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.

Now when those captains of the Jews, which had before saved them. selves by flight upon the first report of the approach of the Chal. dean army which were dispersed in the country, heard that the king of Babylon had made Gedaliah governor.

XLI. 5 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. Fourscore of those Jews, which remained still in the land of Judea, came, in a mournful fashion, to condole the late misery of their brethren, and their whole land; and brought with them oblation and incense, to offer unto the Lord in his temple. • XLI. 6 Weeping all along as he went. Counterfeiting a mutual sorrow with them, and expressing it very passionately all the way..

XLII. 6 Whether it be good, or whether it be evil, &c. . Whether it be pleasing to us, or whether it be grievous and din pleasing, we will be sure to do it.

XLII. 10 For I repent me of the evil that I have done unto you, See Genesis vi. 7.

XLIII. 6 And Jeremiah the prophet, and Baruch the son of Neriah, And, amongst the rest, Johanan took with him, by strong hand, Jeremiah the prophet, and Baruch the son of Neriah, down into Egypt.

XLIII. 10 I will take Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and I will set his throne upon these stones that I have 'hid; and he shall spread his royal pavilion over them. Nebuchadnezzar, whom I employ in the executions of my judgments upon divers nations; and I will cause him to reign over this land of Egypt, and to erect his throne in this court and city of Tahpanhes.

XLIII. 12 And he shall array himself with the land of Egypt, as a shepherd putteth on his garment. And he shall go forth thence, richly laden and arrayed with the wealthy spoils of Egypt; as a shepherd, in a bleak wind, wraps his cloak round about him, and so walketh compassed with that unwieldy garment.

XLIII. 13 He shall break also the images of Beth-shemesh, that is in the land of Egypt. And he shall break down all the images in the stately temples of Heliopolis, which is the mother-city of that infamous superstition.

XLIV. 14 For none shall return but such as shall escape. None shall return into the land of Judah, but such as shall speedily withdraw themselves out of Egypt, and make an escape from this wicked Johapan, who hath brought us hither.

XLIV. 17 To burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings, &c. To burn incense to the sun or moon, and to offer sacrifices unto them.

XLIV. 19 Did we pour out these drink offerings unto her, without our husbands? Did not our husbands both aid and animate us, in those sacrifices which we thus offered ?

XLIV. 26 I have sworn by mny 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. I will not endure, that so much as an outward profession shall be made of my name and worship, by any man of Judah, in the land of Egypt.

XLV. 3 Thou didst say, Woe is me now ! for the Lord hath added grief to my sorrow. Thou madest great moan for the extreme misery of thy people ; and criedst out, Woe is me, for the grievous calamity that is come

XLV. 4 Behold, that which I have built will I break down, and that which I have planted I will pluck up, even this whole land. I have determined to execute my decreed judgments against this whole land : it is not for thee to repine or be too much moved, at this just severity.

XLV. 5 And seekest thou great things for thyself ? seek them not: for, behold, I will bring evil upon ali flesh, saith the LORD: but thy life will I give unto thee for a prey in all places whither thou goest. And is it time for thee now, in this extreme desolation and danger of all things, to be casting for any great matters for thyself? for, behold, I will bring a common destruction upon this people round about; and thou mayest think thyself well dealt with, if thou canst go away with thy life: this is the best booty that thou canst hope for, which way soever thou goest.

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XLVI. 6 Let not the swift flee away, nor the mighty man escape ; they shall stumble, and fali toward the north by the river Euphrates. Swiftness of foot shall not avail the nimble ; neither shall strength avail the mighty man: they shall all be cut off, and fall by the hand of the Babylonians.

XLVI. 7 Who is this that cometh up as a flood, whose waters are moved as the rivers ? What,mighty monarch is this, that cometh in like a swelling flood, and threats to sweep all before him like an impetuous torrent?

XLVI. 8 Egypt riseth up like a flood, and his waters are moved like the rivers ; and he saith, I will goup, and will cover the earth ; I will destroy the city and the inhabitants thereof. It is even the proud king of Egypt, that riseth up thus like a flood; and swelleth like a furious river; who is ready to say, I will go up to Chaldea itself, and will, by my powerful inundation, cover all the face of the earth; I will destroy Babylon, and kill the inhabitants of it.

XLVI. 9 Come up, ye horses; and rage, ye chariots; and let the mighty men come forth; the Ethiopians and the Libyans, that handle the shield; and the Lydians, that handle and bend the bow. Mount on your horses, () ye Egyptians; and drive your chariots, with a furious speed: let our mighty associates of Ethiopia and Lydia, &c. come forth, and join their invincible forces with ours.

XLVI. 10 For this is the day of the Lord God of hosts, a day of pengeance, that he may avenge him of his adversaries : &c. For this is the day, wherein the Lord God of Hosts hath a great slaughter to be made, and much effusion of man's blood, in the country of Chaldea, by the river Euphrates.

XLVI. u Go up into Gilead, and take balm, 0 virgin, the daughter of Egypt: in vain shalt thou use many medicines; for thou shalt not be cured. Go, ye vain Egyptians, go up to Gilead, and take thence good store of balm with you, to cure the wounds which ye shall receive of the Chaldees; and yet, these precious applications shall be to no purpose, for thou shalt be past all possibility of curing.

XLVI. 12 The nations have heard of thy shame, and thy cry hath filled the land: for the mighty man hath stuntbled against the mighty, and they are fallen both together. All the nations round about have taken notice of thy shameful flight, and thine outcries have filled the land; for in that numer. ous army of thine, when it was once disordered and put to fight, one of thy mighty men stumbled upon another, and hindered each other in their escape, so as they are fallen together, under the sword of the enemy.

XLVI. 14 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. Let it be openly declared and published in all the coasts of Egypt, in Migdol, eastward; in Noph, to the south; and in Tahpanhes, to the north; that the Babylonian shall come in upon them: bid them look to themselves, and stand upon their guard, for danger, and destruction, is near unto them.

XLVI. 16 He made many to fall, yea, one fell upon another : and they said, Arise, and let us go again to our own people, and to the land of our nativity, from the oppressing sword. The foreign soldiers, which were drawn into this war, shall fall out one with another; and, whether in their mutinies or in their flight, shall be an occasion of one another's slaughter ; and, when it is too late, shall say, Let us away from hence, and return to our own country, and get is out of the reach of this destroying sword of the Babylonians;

XLVI. 17 They did cry there, Pharaoh king of Egypt is but a noise ;, he hath passed the time appointed.

For, as for this Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, whom we came to aid in his wars, he is nothing but words; he talks and brags much, but he performs nothing; he undertakes and disappoints, so as no trust is to be given to him.

XLVI. 18 Surely as Tabor is among the mountains, and as Care mel by the sea, so shall he come. Mount Tabor is not more surely fixed among the rest of the mountains, nor Carmel is more unremoveably seated upon the seacoast, than this word of mine is firmly fixed in heaven, and shall undoubtedly be performed: The king of Bahylon shall come against Egypt.

XLVI. 20 Egypt is like a very fair heifer, but destruction cometh ; it cometh out of the north. Egypt is wild and wanton with her wealth and pleasure, as some young fair heifer never used to the yoke; but destruction is now coming upon her from the Chaldees. · XLVI. 22 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. They shall no more loudly bellow out, but shall be glad, like a serpent, to creep into holes, and by their secret hissings and silent complaints to express their sorrows; for the Chaldean army shall march against them, and shall utterly overthrow them.

XLVI. 23 They shall cut down her forest, saith the LORD, though it cannot be searched; because they are more than the grass. hoppers, and are innumerable. If Egypt be as a thick well-grown forest, they shall cut down all the goodly trees therein; although they be, indeed, so many, that they are past numbering. . XLVI. 25 Behold, I will punish the multitude of No, and | Pharaoh, &c.

Behold, I will punish that populous city of Alexandria, the rich staple of Egypt; and Pharaoh, &c.

XLVII. 2 Behold, waters rise up out of the north, and shall be an overflowing flood, &c. Behold, the Chaldeans arise out of the north, like mighty waters; and, with their swelling flood, shall overflow the land of the Philistines, &c.

XLVII. 3 At the noise of the stamping of the hoofs of his strong horses, at the rushing of his chariots, and at the rumbling of hw wheels, the fathers shall not look back to their children for feebleness

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Men shall be so amazed and affrighted with the fearful noise of his army, the stamping of his horses and rattling of his chariots, that the fathers shall not so much as find time to look back to their children, in the haste of their flight.

XLVII. 5 Baldness is come upon Gaza; Ashkelon is cut off with the remnant of their valley : how long wilt thou cut thyself? Extreme mourning is come upon Gaza, and all those maritime

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