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God's judgments on Babylon, JEREMIAH, LI.

in revenge of Israel. drunken: the nations have drunkena of B. C. 595. and will make thee a burnt mountain. her wine; therefore the nations are mad.

26 And they shall not take of thee a 8 Babylon is suddenlyc fallen and de- a Re. 14. 8. stone for a corner, nor a stone for foun. stroyed : howld for her; take balm for 18.3, &c. dations; bute thou shalt be B desolate her pain, if so be she may be healed. b chap.25.16. for ever, saith the LORD. 9 We would have healed Babylon, but

cDa.5.24..31.
d Is. 13. 6, 7.

27 Set ye up a standard in the land, she is nots healed: forsake her, and let e ch.50.40,41. blow the trumpet among the nations, us go every one into his own country;

prepare the nations against her, call togefor her judgment reacheth unto heaven, Beverlast

ing deso

ther against her the kingdoms of Ararat, and is lifted up even to the skies.

lations.

Minni, and Ashchenaz; appoint a cap10 The LORD hath brought forthour schap. 8. 20. tain against her;. cause the horses to righteousness : come, and let us declare Mat.25.10.. come up as the rough caterpillars." ini Zion the work of the LORD our God.

13. 28 Prepare against her the nations, 11 Make y brightk the arrows; gather Ps. 37. 6. with the kings of the Medes, the capthe shields: the LORD hath

raised up the Mi. 7.9, 10. tains thereof, and all the rulers thereof, spirit of the kings of the Medes : for his ” verse 14. and all the land of his dominion. device is against Babylon, to destroy it; i chap.50.28. 29 And the land shall tremble and because m it is the vengeance of the y pure. sorrow: for every purpose of the LORD LORD, the vengeance of his temple. k chap. 46. 4. shall be performed against Babylon, to 12 Set up the standard upon the walls ? verse 11.

make the land of Babylon à desolation of Babylon, make the watch strong, set up

m chap.50.28.

without an inhabitant. the watchmen, prepare the 8 ambushes: S liers in

30 The mighty men of Babylon have for the LORD hath both devised and done

wait.

forborn to fight, they have remained in that which he spake against the inhabit. - Is. 19. 16. their holds: their might hath failed; they ants of Babylon.

chap. 50.36.
La. 2. 9.

becamer as women: they have burned her 13 O thou that dwellest upon many wa

Am. 1.5.

dwellingplaces; her barsē are broken. ters, abundant in treasures, thine end is Na. 3. 13. 31 One post shall run to meet another, come, and the measure of thy covetousness. Re. 17.1,16. and one messenger to meet another, to

14 The LORD of hosts hath sworn by 9 Hab.2.9,10. shew the king of Babylon that his city is Śhimself, saying, Surely. I will fill thee Shis soul. taken at one end, with men as with caterpillars ;" and they ', Na.3.15,17.

32 And that the passages are stopped, shall n lift up a shout against thee.

utter.

and the reeds they have burned with fire, 15 He hath made the earth by his s Ge. 1. 1, 6. and the men of war are affrighted. power, he hath established the world by * Job 9.8. 33 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, his wisdom, and hath stretchedt out the Ps. 104. 2. the God of Israel, The daughter of Babyheaven by his understanding.”

Is. 40. 22. lon is like a threshingfloor, it is time 16 When he uttereth his voice, there u Pr. 3. 19. to threshw her: yet a little while, and is a k multitude of waters in the heavens, or, in the the time of her harvest* shall come. and hey causeth the vapours to ascend time that 34 Nebuchadrezzar the king of Baby, from the ends of the earth: he maketh he thresh

lon hath devoured me, he hath 'crushed lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures. v Ch.10.12, &c me, he hath made me an emptya

vessel, he hath swallowed me up like a dragon,

Ps. 107. 25. 17 Every man nis brutish by his know

w Hab. 3. 12. he hath filled his belly with my deliledge; 6 every founder is confounded by

cates, he hath cast me out. noise.

kor, the graven image: for his molten image is

35 " The violence done to me and to

x Is. 17.5. falsehood, and there is no breathe in them.

Joel 3. 13. my v flesh be upon Babylon,d shall the 18 They are vanity, the work of errors : Mat. 13. 39. Tinhabitant of Zion say; and, My blood in the time of their visitation they shall Re.14.15, 18 upon the inhabitants of Chaldea, shall perish.

y Ps. 135. 7.

Jerusalem say. 19 The Portione of Jacob is not like a chap.50.17. 36 Therefore thus saith the LORD, Bethem; for he is the former of all things;

a La. 1. 15.

hold, I will plead thy cause, and take and Ísrael is the rods of his inheritance. or, is more vengeance for thee; and I will dry up The LORD of hosts is his name.

brutish her sea, and make her springs dry. 20 Thou art my battle axe and wea

than to

37 And Babylon shall become heaps,

know. pons of war: for p with thee will I break

b Ro. 1. 22.

a dwellingplace for dragons, an astonishin pieces, the nations; and with thee

ment and an hissing without an inhabitant. will I destroy kingdoms;

38 They shall roar together like lions : 21 And with thee will I break in pieces • Ps. 115,5, they shall - yell as lions whelps.

. the horse and his rider; and with thee will

39 In their heat I will make their feasts, vor,

remainI break in pieces the chariot and his rider;

der.

and I will make them drunken, that 22 With thee also will I break in pieces a Ps.137.8, 9. they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual man and woman; and with thee will I

minhabitre88.

sleep, and not wake, saith the LORD. break in pieces old and young; and with

e Ps. 16. 5.

40 I will bring them down like lambs thee will I break in pieces the young 73. 26. to the slaughter, like rams with he goats. man and the maid ;

La. 3. 24. 41 How is Sheshach taken! and how is 23 I will also break in pieces with thee 1 De. 32. 9. the praise of the whole earthi surprised ! the shepherd and his flock; and with thee Ps. 74. 2. how is Babylon become an astonishment will I break in pieces the husbandman por,in, or, by. among the nations! and his yoke of oxen; and with thee will Is.41.15,16. 42 The seak is come up upon Babylon : I break in pieces captains and rulers.

Mi. 4. 13. she is covered with the multitude of the 24 And I will render? unto Babylon, or, shake waves thereof. and to all the inhabitants of Chaldea, all

themselves. 43 Her cities are a desolation, a dry their evil that they have done in Zion in

h verse 57.

i Da.6.2,&. land, and a wilderness, a land wherein your sight, saith the LORD.

k Is. 8. 7.

no man dwelleth, neither doth any son 25 Behold, I am against thee, O de

Ich.50.15,29.

of man pass thereby. stroying, mountain,m saith the LORD, Im Is. 13.2.

44 And I will punish Bel in Babylon, which destroyest all the earth; and I Zec. 4.7. and I will bring forth out of his mouth will stretch out mine hand upon thee, « Re. 8. 8. that which he hath swallowed up: and the and roll thee down" from the rocks,

nations shall not flow together any more

u My.

Prophecy sent to the captives. JEREMIAH, LII. The Babylonish captivity. unto him; yea, the walla of Babylon shall fall. B.C. 595. 63 And it shall be, when thou hast 45 My people, go ye outb of the midst

made an end of reading this book, that of her, and deliver ye every man his soul a verse 58. thou shalt bind a stonec to it, and cast it from the fierce anger of the LORD.

b chap. 50. 8. into the midst of Euphrates :

Re. 18. 4. 46 And B lest your heart faint, and ye

64 And thou shalt say, Thus shall Ba. fear for the rumourd that shall be heard c Re. 18. 21. bylon sink, and shall not rise from the in the land: a rumour shall both come Bor, let not, evil that I'will bring upon her: and they one year, and after that in another year Pr.3.25, 26. shall be weary. Thus far are the words shall come a rumour, and violence in the a Mar. 13. 7. of Jeremiah. land, ruler against ruler,

e verse 58.

CHAPTER LII. 47 Therefore, behold, the days come,

PS: 46.12. ZEDEKIAHI was

one and twenty that I will ydo judgment upon the gravenyvisit.

years old when he 8 began to reign; and images of Babylon: and her whole land

he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem : shall be confounded, and all her slain 12 Ki. 24. 18. and his mother's name was Hamutal, shall fall in the midst of her.

8 reigned. the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah. 48 Then the heaven and the earth, and

2 And he did that which was evil in the

g Re. 18. 20. all that is therein, shall sing, for Baby- k ch.50.3, 41. eyes of the LORD, according to all that lon: for the spoilers shall come unto her

Jehoiakim had done.

Ś or, both from the north, saith the LORD.

Babylon is

3 For through the anger of the LORD 49 As 5 Babylon hath_ caused the slain to fall, o

it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall ye slain of till he had cast them out from his prethe slain of all then earth.

Israel, and sence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the 50 Ye that have escapedi the sword, with Baby- king of Babylon.

lon, go away, stand not still remember the

4 And it came to pass, in the ninth LORD afar off, and let Jerusalem' come şor, country. year of his reign, in the tenth month, in into your mind.

ichap. 44.28. the tenth day of the month, that Nebu51 We are confounded, because we have 4 Ps. 122. 6. chadrezzar king of Babylon came, he heard reproach: shame hath covered our 137.5, 6. and all his army, against Jerusalem, and faces; for strangersm are come into the ch39,1, &c. pitched against it, and built forts against sanctuaries of the LORD's house.

2 Ki. 25. 1, \ it round about.

&c. 52 Wherefore, behold, the days come, m La. 1. 10. So the city, was besieged unto the saith the LORD, that I will do judgment n verse 47. eleventh year of king Zedekiah. upon her graven images :" and through • 18. 13.15,16. 6 And in the fourth month, in the ninth all her land the wounded shall groan. Da.5.30,31. day of the month, the famine was sore in

53 Though Babylon should mount” up p chap. 49.16. the city, so that there was no bread for to heaven, and though she should fortify the Ps.139.8..10 the people of the land. height of her strength, yet from me shall

Is. 14. 13.

7 Then the city was broken up, and all

Am. 9. 2. spoilers come unto her, saith the LORD.

the men of war fled, and went forth out of

Ob. 4. 54 A sounde of a cry cometh from Babylon, and great destruction from the ch.50.22,29. the city by night, by the way of the gate

between the two walls, which was by the land of the Chaldeans :

sch. 32. 4, 6. king's garden; (now the Chaldeans were 55 Because the LORD hath spoiled Ba- t Ps. 94. 1. by the city round about ;) and they went bylon, and destroyed out of her the great 137.8. by the way of the plain. voice; when her waves do roar like great uchap.25.27. 8 But the army of the Chaldeans purwaters, a noise of their voice is uttered: Hab. 2. 16. sued after the king, and overtook Zede56 Because the spoiler is come upon

v chap.46.18. kiah in the plains of Jericho; and all his

48.15. her, even upon Babylon, and her mighty

w Eze. 12. 13.

army was scattered from him. men are taken; every one of theirs bows

9 Then they took the king, and caris broken : for the LORD God of recom

O blinded.

ried him up unto the king of Babylon to pences shall surely requite.

kor, wall:

Riblah, in the land of Hamath; where 57 And I will make drunk u her princes, of broad he gave judgment upon him. and herwise men, her captains, and her rulers,

Babylon.

lo And the king of Babylon slew the and her mighty men: and they shall sleep or, fetters. sons of Zedekiah before his eyes: he a perpetual sleep, and not wake,

saith the wor, made

naked.

slew also all the princes of Judah in Kingö whose name is the LORD of hosts.

v house of

Riblah. 58 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, The the wards.

11 Thenw he put out the eyes of ZeK broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly - Hab. 2. 13. dekiah; and the king of Babylon bound u broken, and her high gates shall be y Zec. 7.5. him in a chains, and carried him to Baburned with fire; and the people shall 8. 19. bylon, and put him in prison till the labour in vain,* and the folk in the fire, - verse 29. day of his death. and they shall be weary.

i chief of the 12 Now in the fifth ymonth, in the 59 The word which Jeremiah the pro- execution. tenth day of the month, which was the phet commanded Seraiah the son of Ne- ers, or, nineteenth:

year of Nebuchadrezzar riah, the son of Maaseiah, when he went slaughter. king of Babylon, came Nebuzar-adan, with Zedekiah the king of Judah into

T captain of the guard, which p served Babylon, in the fourth year of his reign.

chief mar.

the king of Babylon, into Jerusalem, And this Seraiah was a quiet prince.

shal; and

13 And burned the house of the LORD, 60 So Jeremiah wrote in a book all the

80 v.

14, &c.

and Da.2.14 and the king's house; and all the houses evil that should come upon Babylon, p stood be- of Jerusalem, and all the houses of the even all these words that are written fore. great men, burned he with fire. against Babylon.

oor, on the be.

14 And all the army of the Chaldeans, 61 And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When half of.

that were with the captain of the guard, thou comest to Babylon, and shalt see, cor, prince of brake down all the walls of Jerusalem and shalt read all these words ;

Menucha,

round about. 62 Then shalt thou say, O' LORD, thou

or, chief

15 Then Nebuzar-adan the captain of hast spoken against this place, to cut it chamberlain the guard carried away captive certain of off, that none shall remain in it, neither o desola- the poor of the people, and the residue of man nor beast, but that it shall be • de- tions. the people that remained in the city, and Bolate for ever.

those that fell away, that fell to the king

men ; or,

men,

The Babylonish captivity. LAMENTATIONS, I. Kindness shewed to Jehoiachin. of Babylon, and the rest of the multitude. B.C. 588. war; and seven men of them that B were 16 But Nebuzar-adan the captain of

near the king's person, which were found the guard left certain of the poora of the B saw the in the city, and the y principal scribe of land, for vinedressers and for husband face of the the host, who mustered the people of the

king.

land; and threescore men of the people 17 Also the pillars of brass that were a chap.39.10. of the land, that were found in the midst in the house of the LORD, and the bases, yor, scribe of of the city. and the brazen sea that was in the house the captain

26 So Nebuzar-adan the captain of the of the LORD, the Chaldeans brake, and of the host. guard took them, and brought them to carried all the brass of them to Babylon. b ch.27.19..22 the king of Babylon to Riblah. 18 The caldrons also, and the shovels, 1 Ki, 7. 15,

27 And the king of Babylon_smote and the snuffers, and the Ś bowls, and the &c. them, and put them to death in Riblah, spoons, and all the vessels of brass, where - Ex. 27. 3. in the land of Hamath. Thus Judah was with they ministered, took they away.

8 or, instru. carried away captive outd of his own land. 19 And the basons, and the n firepans, ments to 28 Thise is the people whom Nebuchadand the bowls, and the caldrons, and the

remove the rezzar carried away, captive: in the candlesticks, and the spoons, and the ashes. seventh year, three thousand Jews and cups; that which was of gold in gold, and

Šor, basons.

three and twenty: that which was of silver in silver, took

29 In the eighteenth year of Nebuthe captain of the guard away.

d La. 1.1, 3. chadrezzar he carried away captive from 20 The two pillars, one sea, and twelve nor, censers. Jerusalem eight hundred thirty and two brazen bulls that were under the bases, e2 Ki. 24. 1,

persons : which king Solomon had made in the

&c.

30 In the three and twentieth year of house of the LORD: * the brass of all these o souls. Nebuchadrezzar, Nebuzar-adan the capvessels was without weight.

tain of the guard carried away captive

k their. 21 And concerning the pillars, the

of the Jews seven hundred forty and height of one pillar was eighteen cubits, a thread. five persons : all the persons were four and a "fillet of twelve cubits did com 12 Ki. 25.27, thousand and six hundred. pass it; and the thickness thereof was

&c. 31 And it came to pass, in the seven four fingers : it was hollow.

92 Ch. 3. 15. and thirtieth year of the captivity of Je22 And a chapiters of brass was upon a Ge. 40.13,20 hoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth it; and the height of one chapiter was

M good month, in the five and twentieth day of five cubits, with network and pome- things

the month, that Evil-merodach king of Bagranates upon the chapiters round about, with him. bylon, in the first year of his reign, lifted all of brass : the second pillar also and i Zec. 3. 3..5. up the head" of Jehoiachin king of Judah, the pomegranates were like unto these. k2 Sa. 9. 13. and brought him forth out of prison, 23 And there were ninety and six 1 Ki. 2.7.

32 And spake u kindly unto him, and pomegranates on a side; and all the pome- 12 Ki. 25. 18. set his throne above the throne of the granates upon the network were an hun. dred round about.

kings that were with him in Babylon,
mchap. 21.1.
29.25.

33 And changed i his prison garments; 24 And the captain of the guard took

and he did continually eat bread k before

v threshold. Seraiah? the chief priest, and no Zephaniah

him all the days of his life. the second priest, and the three keepers * the matter 34 And for his diet, there was a conof the v door:

of the day tinual diet given him of the king of Ba25 He took also out of the city an eu. in his day. bylon,,"every day" a portion, until the nuch, which had the charge of the men of l n Lu. 11. 3. day of his death, all the days of his life.

The LAMENTATIONS of JEREMIAH.

enemies.

CHAPTER I.

B.C. 588. flicted her for the multitude of her transHow doth the city sit solitary,a that

gressions : 6 her children are gone into was full of people ! Chow is she become a Je. 52. 27. captivity before the enemy. as a widow !c she that was great among

6 Da. 9.7, 16. 6 And from the daughter of Zion all the nations, and princess &

cIs. 47.8. among the

her beauty is departed: her princese are

d 2 Ch. 9. 26. become like harts that find no pasture ; provinces, how is she become tributary!

Ezr. 4. 20. 2 She weepeth sore in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks ; among all Je. 4. 36.

and they are gone without strength bee Je. 52.8,11.

fore the pursuer. her lovergs she hath none to comfort

30.14,15.

7 Jerusalem remembered in the days her: all her friends have dealt treache- Bor, desira- of her affliction, and of her miseries, all rously with her, they are become her ble, verse 10 her B pleasant things that she had in the

y for the

days of old, when her people fell into 3 Judah is gone into captivity, because greatness of the hand of the enemy, and none did of affliction, and y because of great servi-De. 28, 64. help her: the adversaries saw her, and tude; she dwelleth y among the heathen,

h Ps. 137. 3.

did mockh at her sabbaths. she findeth no rest : all her persecutors 8 become a re- therefore she is s removed: all that

il Ki. 8. 46.

8 Jerusalem hath grievously sinned; overtook her between the straits. 4 The ways of Zion do mourn, be

moving, or honoured her, despise her, because they cause none come to the solemn feasts : ; Eze. 16. 37. have seen her nakedness all her gates are desolate; her priests 10.2.9, 10. sigheth, and turneth backwarå. sigh, her virgins are afflicted, and she is k De. 32. 29. 9 Her filthiness is in her skirts ; she in bitterness.

Ro. 6. 21. remembereth not her last end ; & therefore 5 Her adversaries are the chief,? her ? De.28.43,44 she came down wonderfully: she had no enemies prosper; for the LORD hath af

comforter. O LORD, behold my affliction ;

yea, she

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Miseries of Jerusalem.

LAMENTATIONS, II. God acknowledged in affliction. for the enemy hath magnified himself.

B. C. 588. | strong holds of the daughter of Judah: 10 The adversary hath spread out his

he hath y brought them down to the hand upon all her B pleasant things : for Bor, desir. ground:6 he hath polluted the kingdom she hath seen that the heathen a entered

able. and the princes thereof. into her sanctuary, whom thou didst y made to 3 He hath cut off in his fierce anger all commandc that they should not enter

touch. the horn of Israel : he hath drawn back into thy congregation.

a Je. 51. 51. his d right hand from before the enemy,

52. 13. il All her people sigh, they seek bread;

6 Ps. 89. 39.

and he burned against Jacob like a flamthey have given their pleasant things for c De. 23. 3.

inge fire, which devoureth round about. meat to relieve the soul: see, O LORD, a Ps. 74. 11.

4 He hath bent his bow like any eneand consider; for I am becomes vile.

make

my: he stood with his right hand as an 12 $Is it nothing to you, all ye that

the soul to adversary, and slew all that were pleapass nby? behold, and see if there be

come again. sant to the eye in the tabernacle of the anyk sorrow like unto my sorrow, which e Ps. 89. 46. daughter of Zion: he poured out his fury is done unto me, wherewith the LORD F Job 40. 4. like fire. hath afflicted me in the day of his fierce 9 Is. 63. 10. 5 The Lord was as an enemy; he hath anger.

Je. 30. 14. swallowed up Israel, he hath swallowed 13 From above hath he sent fire into Sor, It is. up all her palaces; he hath destroyed my bones, and it prevaileth against them: n by the way. his strong holds, and hath increased in he hath spread a neti for my feet; he the desira the daughter of Judah mourning and lahath turned me back; he hath made me

mentation. desolate and faint all the day.

h Da. 9. 12.

6 And he hath violently taken awayk his 14 The yokej of my transgressions is i Eze. 17. 20. tabernacle, as if it were of a garden; he bound by his hand; they are wreathed, Ho. 7. 12. hath destroyed his places of the assembly: and come up upon my neck; he hath De. 28. 48. the LORD hath caused the solemn' feasts made my strength to fall; the Lord Is. 5.5. and sabbaths to be forgotten in Zion, and hath delivered me into their hands, from kor, hedge, hath despised, in the indignation of whomm I am not able to rise up.

Job 1. 10. anger, the king and the priest. 15 The Lord hath trodden under foot ?chap. 1. 4. 7 The Lord hath cast off his altar, he all my mighty men in the midst of me;

m Ho. 5. 14.

hath abhorred" his sanctuary, he hath he hath called an assembly against me

n Le. 26.31. 1 given up into the hand of the enemy

44. to crush my young men: the Lordo hath

o Is. 63. 3.

the walls of her palaces; they have made trodden u the virgin, the daughter of

a noise P in the house of the LORD, as in Judah, as in a winepress.

the day of a solemn feast. 16 For these things I weep: mine eye, u or, the 8 The LORD hath purposed to destroy mine eye runneth down with water, be

winepress

the wall of the daughter of Zion; he hath

of the cause the comforter that should v relieve

virgin.

stretched out a line,s he hath not withmy soul is far from me; my children" are

drawn his hand from "destroying: theredesolate, because the enemy prevailed.

P. Ps.74.4,&c. fore he made the rampart and the wall to

qJe. 13. 17. 17 Zion spreadeth fortht her hands,

14. 17.

lament; they languished together. and there is none to comfort her: the v bring back. 9 Her gates are sunk into the ground; LORD hath commanded concerning Ja--H0. 9. 12. he hath destroyed and broken her« bars : cob, that his adversaries should be round 32 Ki. 21.13, her king and her princes are among the about w him: Jerusalem is as

14.' Gentiles : the law is no more; her prostruous woman among them.

IT swalloro- phets also find no vision from the LORD. 18 The LORD is righteous ; * for I have

ing up.

10 The elders of the daughter of Zion rebelled against his P commandment: t ver. 2, 9. sity upon the ground, and keep, silence : hear, I pray you, all people, and behold u Je. 51. 30. they have cast up dust upon their heads; my sorrow: my virgins and my young v De. 28.36. they have girded themselves with sackmen are gone into captivity.

2 Ki. 24. 15. cloth : the virgins of Jerusalem hang

25. 7. 19. I called for my lovers, but; they

down their heads to the ground.

w Ho. 8. 8. deceived me; my priests and mine el.

11 Mine eyes do fail with tears, my

* Ne. 9. 33. ders gave up the ghost in the city, while

Da. 9.7, 14. bowels are troubled, my liver is poured they sought their meat to relieve their

upon the earth, for the destruction of the souls.

daughter of my people; because the child20 Behold, O LORD, for I am in dis-Is. 3. 26.

ren and the sucklings swoon in the

z Je. 2. 28. tress; my bowels are troubled : mine

30. 14.

streets of the city. heart is turned within me: fora I have o or, faint. 12 They say to their mothers, Where grievously, rebelled :, abroad the sword a Ps.61.3, 4. is corn and wine ? when they swooned as bereaveth, at home there is as death. 0 De. 32. 25. the wounded in the streets of the city,

21 They have heard that I sigh; there Eze. 7. 15. when their soul was poured out into is none to comfort me: all mine enemies c Is. 13. 6, &c. their mothers' bosom. have heard of my trouble; they are glad

Je. 46. 10. 13 What thing shall I take to witness that thou hast done it: thou wilt bring 50.15,31. for thee? what thing shall I liken to thee, the day that thou hast + called, and they or, pro, O daughter of Jerusalem ? what shall I

claimed. shall be like unto me.

equal to thee, that I may comfort thee, O 22 Letd all their wickedness come before a Ps.137.7.9. virgin daughter of Zion? for thy breach is thee; and do unto them ase thou hast done e La. 23. 31. great like the sea; who can heal thee ? unto me for all my transgressions : for my 1 Je. 27.14,15.

14 Thy prophets have seen vain and sighs are many, and my heart is a faint. y chap. 5.'17. foolish things for thee; and they have not CHAPTER II.

h Is. 58. 1. discovered h thine iniquity, to turn away How hath the Lord covered the daugh- Je. 23. 22. thy captivity; but have seen for thee false ter of Zion with a cloud i in his anger, i Joel 2. 2. burdens, and causes of banishment. and cast down from heaven unto the earth by the way. 15 All that pass by clap their hands at the beautyk of Israel, and remembered k 2 Sa. 1. 19. thee; they hiss and wag their head at the not his footstool? in the day of his anger! 11 Ch. 28. 2. daughter of Jerusalem, saying, Is this

2 The Lord hath swallowed up all the Ps. 132.7. the city that men call The perfection of habitations of Jacob, and hath notm pitied: m Je. 13. 14. beauty, The joy of the whole earth ? he hath thrown down in his wrath the

16 All thine enemies have opened their

a men

p mouth.

turn to my

soul;

The prophet's personal affliction. LAMENTATIONS, III. The benefit of afflictions. moutha against thee: they hiss and gnash B. C. 588. 20 My soul hath them still in remem. the teeth: they say, We have swallowed her

brance, and is Bhumbled in me. up: certainly this is the day that we look- a Ps. 35. 21. 21 This I y recall to my mind, thereed for; we have found, we have seen it. B bowed. foreb have I hope.

17 The LORD hath done that which hey make to re- 22 It isc of the LORD's mercies that we had devised;c he hath fulfilled his word

are not consumed, becaused his compasthat he had commanded in the days of heart. sions fail not. old: he hath thrown down, and hath not • Ps.77.5,&c. 23 They are new every morning: great pitied: and he hath caused thine enemy

c Ezr. 9. 8, 9. is thy faithfulness.

Ne. 9. 31. to rejoice over thee; he hath set up the

24 The LORD is my portion, saith my

d Mal. 3. 6. horn of thine adversaries.

e Le.26.16,&c

therefore will I hopek in him. 18 Their heart cried unto the Lord, O

De.28.15,&c

25 The LORD is good unto them that wall of the daughter of Zion, let k tears

Je. 18. 11. wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. run down like a river day and night: give Mi. 2. 3.

26 It is good that a man should both thyself no rest; let not the apple of thine Ps. 89. 42. hope and quietly wait for the salvation eye cease.

g Ps. 73. 26. of the LORD. 19 Arise, cry out in the night; in the h Ps. 130. 7. 27 It is good for a man that he bear the beginning of the watches pour outm

thine Is. 30. 18.

yoke in his youth. heart like water before the face of the

Mi. 7.7.

28 He sitteth alonen and keepeth silence,

k Je. 14. 17. Lord: lift up thy hands toward him for

because he hath borne it upon him.

i Mat. 11. 29. the life of thy young children, that faint

m Ps. 62. 8.

29 He putteth his mouth in the dust; for hungero in the top of every street. * Je. 15. 17.

if so be there may be hope. 20 Behold, O LORD, and consider to Eze.5.10,16 30 Her giveth his cheek to him that smiwhom thou hast done this. Shall the wo- p Is. 50. 6. teth him: he is filled full with reproach. men eat their fruit," and children 8 of a Ps. 94, 14. 31 For the Lord will not cast off for şpan long? shall the priest and the prophet De. 28. 53. ever: be slain in the sanctuary of the Lord ?

Je, 19. 9.

32 But though he cause grief, yet will 21 The young and the old lie on the Sor, swad

he have compassion according to the mul

dled with ground in the streets: my virgins and my

titude of his mercies.

their hands. young men are fallen by the sword; thou

33 For he doth not afflict Świllingly,« hast slain them in the day of thine anger;

8 Ps. 30. 5.
t2 Ch. 36. 17.

nor grieve the children of men. thou hast killed, and not pitied.

34 To crush under his feet all the pri22 Thou hast called, as in a solemn day, $from his

soners of the earth, my terrors round about;" so that in the u Je. 31. 20.

35 To turn aside the right of a man beday of the LORD's anger none escaped nor Eze. 33. 11. fore the face of n the Most

High, remained: those that I have swaddled and

He. 12. 10. 36 To subvert a man in his cause, the brought upr hath mine enemy consumed. Je. 6. 25. Lord & approveth not. CHAPTER III.

nor, a supe

37 Who is he that saith, and it cometh to I AM the man that hath seen affliction

rior. pass, when the Lord commandeth it not? by the rod of his wrath.

A seeth not, 38 Out of the mouth of the Most High 2 He hath led me, and brought me into Hab. 1. 13. proceedeth not evile and good ? darkness, but not into light,

w Ho.9.12,13. 39 Whereforey doth a living man k com3 Surely against me is he turned; he + Is. 45.7

plain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

y Mi, 7. 9. turneth his hand against me all the day.

40 Let us searcha_and try our ways, 4 My flesh and my skin hath he made kor, murmur. and turn again to the LORD. old: he hath broken my bones.

.Am. 5. 20. 41 Let us lift up our heart with our 5 He hath builded against me, and

a Hag. 1.5, 7. hands unto God in the heavens.

6 Job 16.8, &c compassed me with gall and travel.

42 We have transgressedd and have

cPs. 51. 8. 6 He hath set me in darke places, as

Je. 50. 17.

rebelled: thou hast not pardoned. they that be dead of old.

. Da. 9.5.

43 Thou hast covered with anger, and 7 He hath hedgedo me about, that I e Ps. 143. 3. persecuted us: thou hast slain, thou hast cannot get out: he hath made my chain 12 Ch. 36.17. not pitied. heavy.

g Ho. 2. 6. 44 Thou hast covered thyself with a cloud, 8 Ålso when I cryh and shout, he shut-Job 30, 20. that our prayer should not pass through.

i Ho. 5. 14. teth out my prayer.

45 Thou hast made us as the offscouring

13.7,8. 9 He hath inclosed my ways with hewn

and refuse in the midst of the people.

k Is. 24. 17. stone: he hath made my paths crooked.

IIs. 51. 19.

46 All our enemies have opened their 10 He was unto me as a beari lying in

m Ho. 6.1.

mouths against us. wait, and as a lion in secret places.

n Job 7. 20.

47 Feark and a snare is come upon us, 11'He hath turned aside my ways, and a sons. desolation and destruction. pulledm me in pieces : he hath made me

o Is. 63. 15.

48 Mine eye runneth down with rivers desolate.

pPs. 69. 12.

of water for the destruction of the daugh12 He hath bent his bow, and set me as

ter of my people. a markn for the arrow.

v bitternesses.

49 Mine eye trickleth down, and ceaseth 13 He hath caused the narrows of his

not, without any intermission, quiver to enter into my reins.

50 Till the LORD look down,' and be

than. 14 I was a derision to all my people,

hold from heaven.

9 Pr. 20. 17. and their song all the day,

rolled me

51 Mine eye affecteth M mine heart, a be15 He hath filled me with v bitterness, he

in the

cause of all the daughters of my city. hath made me drunken with wormwood.

r Da. 6. 17.

52 Mine enemies chased me sore, like 16 He hath also broken my teeth with Jon.2.3,4,7. a bird, without cause. gravel stones,? he hath p covered me with

o good,

53 They have cut off my life in the ashes.

Job 7.7.

dungeon, and cast a stone' upon me. 17 And thou hast removed my soul far Ps. 31. 22. 54 Waterg8 flowed over mine head; off from peace: I forgat prosperity. wP9. 130. 1. then I said, I am cut off.

18 And I said, My strength and my Tor, Remem- 55 I called upon thy name, O LORD, hope is perished from the LORD:

ber. out of the low dungeon. 19 Remembering mine affliction and Je. 9. 15. 56 Thou hast heard my voice; hide not my misery, the wormwood" and the gall.

thine ear at my breathing, at my cry.

M my soul.

Tor, more

P

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