XXXV. 7 That ye may live many days in the land where ye be strangers.

That ye may live long in the land where your forefathers, the Kenites, were, and ye now are strangers.

XXXVI. 5. I am shut up. See chap. xxxvii. verse 4. I must keep close, upon the command of the Lord, and not stir forth.

XXXVI. 22 Now the king sat in the winter-house in the ninth month : and there was a fire on the hearth burning before him. Now the king sat in the winter-house ; for it was in the month of November, when the season grew to be somewhat cold; and there was a fire on the hearth burning before him.

XXXVI. 26 But the LORD"hid him. But the Lord raised up means of hiding and concealing him from the fury of king Jehoiakim.

XXXVII. 1 Instead of Coniah the son of Jehoiakim. Instead of Jechoniah the son of Jehoiakim, who took upon him to reign, for three months, and then yielded to the king of Babylon.

XXXVII. 12 Then Jeremiah went forth out of Jerusalem to go into the land of Benjamin, to separate himself thence in the midst of the people. Then Jeremiah the prophet, taking the advantage of the removal of the Chaldean army from the siege of Jerusalem, went forth, with the rest of his countrymen, to go into his native place, in the tribe of Benjamin, to live apart there, for a time.

XXXVII. 13 Thou fallest away to the Chaldeans. Thou hast hitherto set out the power and future success of the Chaldees, and now thou art secretly slinking away to them.

XXXVII. 21 Then Zedekiah the king commanded that they should commit Jeremiah into the court of the prison, and that they should give him daily a piece of bread out of the baker's street, until all the bread of the city were spent. Then Zedekiah the king, being moved with some compassion towards Jeremiah, commanded him to a larger custody, where he had some more liberty; and gave charge, that he should have, notwithstanding the extreme scarcity of the time, every day a piece of the ordinary and common bread of the city allowed unto him.

XXXVIII. 4 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. He discourageth the soldiers within the city, and all the inhabi. tants of Jerusalem, that they have no heart to make resistance unto the king of Babylon.

XXXVIII. 5 For the king is not be that can do any thing For my power, you see, is grown into disregard amongst you: you have the law in your own hands.

against you.

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, wbich thou wouldst otherwise never have attempted, namely, to revolt from the king of Babylon : their power, and importunity, haththus 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 Zedekiah, 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 kindness 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 themselves by Aight upon the first report of the approach of the Chaldean 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 Jite dea, 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 displeasing, 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 Tabpanhes.

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 breuk 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 Johanan, who hath brought us hither,

upon us !

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 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. 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 mored, at this just severity:

XLV. 5. And seekest thou great things for thyself? seek them not: for, behold, I will bring evil upon all flesh, saith the LORD: but thy life will I give unto thee for a prey in all places whither thou goest. 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.

XLVI. 6 Let not the swift flee away, nor the mighty man escape ; they shall stumble, und fall 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 mooed 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 go up, 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 vengeance, 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. 11 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

sball 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 stumbled against the mighty, and they are fallen both together. All the nations round about have taken notice of thy shameful fight, and thine outcries have filled the land; for in that numerous 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 us out of the reach of this destroying sword of the Babylonians;

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

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