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north, saith the LORD, and Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, My servunt. Behold, I will bring against thee the Chaldeans and those other their northern associates, with Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, whom I shall employ for my executioner in this service.

XXV. 10 And the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones, and the light of the candle. I will take froin you all mirth and gladness; yea, all commodities for the use and convenience of living ; so as your life shall be doleful and miserable.

XXV, 14 For many nations and great kings shall serve thenselves of them also. For those proud and imperious Chaldees, which held my people in servitude for seventy years, will I give to be a prey to other great kings and nations, and they shall share their dominions amongst

them. XXV. 15 Take the wine cup of this fury at my hand, and caise all the nations, to whom I have sent thee, to drink it. See Isa. li. 17. And do thou denounce all these judgments unto all those several nations, to which I send thee; and assure them, that they shall all drink of this bitter cup, in their due seasons.

XXV. 16 And they shall drink, and be moved, and he mad, because of the sword that I will send among them. They shall not be able to avoid those fearful judgments, which thou threatenest from me; but shall so undergo them, as that they shall be astonished therewith, and grow madly impatient, because of the destruction that I will send amongst them.

XXV. 17 Then took I the cup at the Lord's hand, and made all the nations to drink, unto whom the LORD had sent me. Then I took the cup at the Lord's hand, and gave it to be pledged of all those nations, to whom the Lord had sent me.

XXV. 20 And all the mingled people, and all the kings of the land of Uz, &c. To all those mingled people of several nations, which are hereafter mentioned.

XXV. 22 And the kings of the isles which are beyond the sea. And the kings of those countrịcs which are beyond the sea, whe: ther isles or continent.

XXV. 27 Drink ye, and be drunken, and spue, and fall, and rise no more, because of the sword which I will send among you. Take ye deep of this cup of fury and vengeance: do not think that a taste or small draught will serve the turn; no, an easy re; venge will not content me, saith God: ve shall be so punished and plagued by my just hand, as that ye shall not be yourselves; but, in an amazed distractedness, ye shall fall and perish,

XXV, 28 Ye shall certainly drink. See verse 16.

XXV. 30 The Lord shall roar from on high, and utter his voice from his holy habitation; he shall mightily roar úpon his habitation ; "he shall give a shout, as they that tread the grapes, against all the inhabitants of the earth.

The Lord shall declare from heaven his great fury and indignation against the wicked: he shall roar like a fierce lion, and shout out aloud, and call up the Babylonians to their task of slaughter, as they, that tread the grapes, do, by their loud cries, encourage each other to the work.

XXV. 34 And ye shull full like a pleasant vessel. As an earthen vessel that is curiously wrought while it holds sound is well esteemed, but if it once fall and break is worth nothing and is only fit to be cast upon the dunghill, so shall ye


unto me.

XXV. 38 He hath forsaken his covert, as the lion : for their land is desolate. He hath forsaken his temple, as a lion forsakes his den : while he abode in that temple of his, he was as a strong lion to defend his people ; but now, he hath given them up to desolation and spoil.

See chap.

XXVI. 6 Then will I make this house like Shiloh. vii. verse 12.

XXVI. 10 And sat down in the entry of the new gate of the Lord's house. And sat down in that new gate of the temple which king Jotham had built, to appease the tumult, and to hear the cause of Jeremiah.

XXVI. 13 The LORD will repent him &c. See Genesis vi. 7.

XXVI. 24 Nevertheless the hand of Ahikam the son of Shaphàn was with Jeremiah, that they should not give him into the hand of the people to put him to death. But though there was vehement importunity used for the putting of Jeremiah to death, both by the priests and people, yet Åbikam the son of Shaphan wrought so for him, that he was delivered out of their hands.

XXVII. 1 In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah came this word unto Jeremiah from the LORD. In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakin, when all things were quiet and successful, this word of the Lord came to Jerem be executed afterwards, in the reign of Zedekiah.

XXVII. 3 And send them to the king of Edom, and to the king of Moub, and to the king of the Ammonites, and to the king of Tyrus, and to the king of Zidon, by the hand of the messengers which come to Jerusalem unto Zedekiah king of Judah. The kings of Edom and of Moab, and the king of the Ammonites and of Tyrus and Zidon, will send ambassadors tu Zedekiah, to treat of a confederacy against the king of Babylon; do thou therefore send unto them these fetters and yokes, to let them know, that they shall all come under the yoke and bondage of the king of Babylon.

XXVII. 6 The king of Babylon, my servant. See chap. xxv. verse 9.

XXVII. 7 Until the very time of his land come: and then many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of him. Until the time be expired, which God hath prefixed for the period of that monarchy; and then many nations and great kings shall come, and divide it amongst them, as a common prey.

XXVII. 12 Bring your necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve himn and his people, and live. If ye submit yourselves to the Babylonians, ye shall both be preserved, and, in due time, restored.

XXVII. 22 And there shall they be until the day that I visit them, saith the LORD; then will I bring them up, and restore them to this place. And there they shall be, until the time of their restoration and restitution by Cyrus, whom I will stir up to be gracious unto my people.

XXVIII. 2 I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon. I will deliver and free my people, from the captivity and bondage of the king of Babylon;

XXVIII. 3 Within treo full years. Within the space of two full years.

XXVIII. i3 Go and tell Hananiah, saying, Thus saith the Lord; Thou hast broken the yokes of wood; but thou shalt make for them yokes of iron. Thou, O Hananiah, hast broken the vokes of wood; but I am commanded, from the Lord, to make them yokes of iron ; to signify that this bondage, which thou saidst should be within two years, utterly freed and discharged, shall be continued in a more grievous and cruel manner than before, and that without all possibility of escaping or mitigation ; until the prefixed time of seventy years be expired.

XXIX. 11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. I know what I have decreed concerning you; even favour and deliverance in my appointed time, and not extirpation and destruction; so as ye shall, at the last, have that happy issue, which ye desire and expect.

XXIX. 17 And I will make them like vile figs, that cannot be caten, they are so evil. See chap. xxiv, verse 8.

„XXIX. 26 For every man that is mad, and maketh himself a prophet. For every one, that, in a frantic humour, takes upon him to be a prophet, and delivers his own distracted fancies for visions from God.

XXX. 3 For, lo, the days come, saith the LORD ; that I will bring again the captivity of my pcople Israel and Judah, saith the

LORD: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, &c. Howsoever God will not so suddenly free his people from their captivity, as is falsely foretold by some flattering prophets, yet surely he hath set the time, wherein be will most certainly accomplish it.

XXX. 6 Ask ye now, and sée 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? It is not for a man, we know, to travail with child; how then is it, that the men hold their hands on their loins, and move their bodies in a woeful complaint of pain, as if they were women in the very throws of their delivery; and all faces, by the paleness thereof, bewray fear and astonishment ?

XXX. 7 It is even the time of Jacob's trouble, but he shall be saved out of it. It is the time of the most grievous trouble and calamity to the posterity of Jacob; but, at last, it shall end well, and they shall be delivered from it.

XXX. 9 But they shall serve the Lord their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them. They shall serve the Lord their God, and Christ his Son, the successor of David, in his spiritual government, whom I will in due time send into the world.

XXX. 12 For thus saith the LORD, Thy bruise is incurable, &c. Thine affliction, in regard of any human help, is utterly remediless.

XXX. 13 There is none to plead thy cause, that thou mayest be bound up: thou hast no healing medicines. There is none, so much as to solicit for thy cure and redress; nor any means left, whereby it may be, in man's reason, effected.

XXX. 14 All thy lovers have forgotten thee ; they seek thee not ; for I have wounded thee with the wound of an enemy, &c. All those confederate nations, that professed friendship to thee, have quite forgotten thee; for I have deeply afflicted thee, by the cruel hand of the Chaldeans.

XXX. 17 Because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after. Because they have insulted upon thy misery, and despised thee, as an outcast and forlorn people, saying; This is that goodly hill of Zion; once the pride, now the scorn of the world,

XXXI. 2 Thus saith the LORD, The people which were left of the sword found grace in the wilderness ; even Israel, when I went to cause him to rest. The people, which were left of the sword in the siege and sacking of Jerusalem, found favour in the land of their captivity ; eren the remainder of the Jews; when I took order for their settling, for the time, in the land of Chaldea.

XXXI. 4 dgain I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, О vir

gin of Israel : thou shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry.

Jerusalem, thou shalt be built again ; and shalt have again minstrelsy and mirth within thy walls : O my Church, thou shalt be happily restored, and filled with true spiritual joy.

XXXI. 5 Thou shalt yet plant vines upon the mountains of Samaria : the planters shall plant, and shall eat them as common things. Those fruitful hills of Samaria, which have lain long waste, shall be stored with excellent vines, and those, that plant them, shall eat the grapes plentifully, and make no spare of them.

XXXI. 6 For there shall be a day, that the watchmen upon the mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto the Lord our God. Yea, not only those of Judah, but even those of the ten tribes of Israel, which have been long dispersed and neglected, shall be gathered together to Jerusalem; and be encouraged by their spiritual watchmen, to join together in submission to the true Church.

XXXI. 8 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 lanie, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together. Behold, I will bring them back again from Babylon, and fetch them up from all coasts, and will make them a type of my Evangelical Church ; into which I will call all sorts of persons, even those, that are most full, and most conscious of their own infirmities.

XXXI. 9 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 niy firstborn. I will lead them aright by the guidance of my word, in the safe and happy ways of life, holily and inoffensively; for I am a father to my faithful ones.

XXXI. 12 Therefore shall they 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. Therefore they shall come, and sing in the great congregation and most eminent assemblies; and shall meet cheerfully together, to enjoy the holy things of God, his word and sacraments; and their soul shall be refreshed, as a new watered garden in a drought; and they shall have no more cause of dejection and hopel s; sorrow.

XXXI. 15 Thus saith the LORD; Avoice was heard in Ramah, lainentation, and bitter weeping ; Rachel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not. Methinks, I hear a voice in the high place or mountain, (whence it may sound furthest ;) a voice of mourning and lamentation ; Rachel, the mother of Joseph and Benjamin, seems to mourn for

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