|The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD,
|Stand in the gate of the Lord's house, and proclaim
there this word, and say, Hear the word of the LORD, all ye of Judah,
that enter in at these gates to worship the LORD.
|Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel,
Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this
|Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of
the LORD, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, are these.
|For if ye thoroughly amend your ways and your
doings; if ye thoroughly execute judgment between a man and his
|If ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and
the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after
other gods to your hurt:
|Then will I cause you to dwell in this place, in the
land that I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever.
|Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit.
|Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and
swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods
whom ye know not;
|And come and stand before me in this house, which is
called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these
|Is this house, which is called by my name, become a
den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, saith the
|But go ye now unto my place which was in Shiloh,
where I set my name at the first, and see what I did to it for the
wickedness of my people Israel.
|And now, because ye have done all these works, saith
the LORD, and I spake unto you, rising up early and speaking, but ye
heard not; and I called you, but ye answered not;
|Therefore will I do unto this house, which is called
by my name, wherein ye trust, and unto the place which I gave to you and
to your fathers, as I have done to Shiloh.
|And I will cast you out of my sight, as I have cast
out all your brethren, even the whole seed of Ephraim.
|Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither
lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I
will not hear thee.
|Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah
and in the streets of Jerusalem?
|The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the
fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of
heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may
provoke me to anger.
|Do they provoke me to anger? saith the LORD: do they
not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces?
|Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, mine
anger and my fury shall be poured out upon this place, upon man, and
upon beast, and upon the trees of the field, and upon the fruit of the
ground; and it shall burn, and shall not be quenched.
|Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Put
your burnt offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat flesh.
|For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded
them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning
burnt offerings or sacrifices:
|But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my
voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in
all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.
|But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but
walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and
went backward, and not forward.
|Since the day that your fathers came forth out of
the land of Egypt unto this day I have even sent unto you all my
servants the prophets, daily rising up early and sending them:
|Yet they hearkened not unto me, nor inclined their
ear, but hardened their neck: they did worse than their fathers.
|Therefore thou shalt speak all these words unto
them; but they will not hearken to thee: thou shalt also call unto them;
but they will not answer thee.
|But thou shalt say unto them, This is a nation that
obeyeth not the voice of the LORD their God, nor receiveth correction:
truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth.
|Cut off thine hair, O Jerusalem, and cast it away,
and take up a lamentation on high places; for the LORD hath rejected and
forsaken the generation of his wrath.
|For the children of Judah have done evil in my
sight, saith the LORD: they have set their abominations in the house
which is called by my name, to pollute it.
|And they have built the high places of Tophet, which
is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their
daughters in the fire; which I commanded them not, neither came it into
|Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD,
that it shall no more be called Tophet, nor the valley of the son of
Hinnom, but the valley of slaughter: for they shall bury in Tophet, till
there be no place.
|And the carcases of this people shall be meat for
the fowls of the heaven, and for the beasts of the earth; and none shall
fray them away.
|Then will I cause to cease from the cities of Judah,
and from the streets of Jerusalem, the voice of mirth, and the voice of
gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride: for
the land shall be desolate.
|At that time, saith the LORD, they shall bring out
the bones of the kings of Judah, and the bones of his princes, and the
bones of the priests, and the bones of the prophets, and the bones of
the inhabitants of Jerusalem, out of their graves:
|And they shall spread them before the sun, and the
moon, and all the host of heaven, whom they have loved, and whom they
have served, and after whom they have walked, and whom they have sought,
and whom they have worshipped: they shall not be gathered, nor be
buried; they shall be for dung upon the face of the earth.
|And death shall be chosen rather than life by all
the residue of them that remain of this evil family, which remain in all
the places whither I have driven them, saith the LORD of hosts.
|Moreover thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the
LORD; Shall they fall, and not arise? shall he turn away, and not
|Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by
a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.
|I hearkened and heard, but they spake not aright: no
man repented him of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? every one
turned to his course, as the horse rusheth into the battle.
|Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed
times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of
their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD.
|How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of the LORD
is with us? Lo, certainly in vain made he it; the pen of the scribes is
|The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and
taken: lo, they have rejected the word of the LORD; and what wisdom is
|Therefore will I give their wives unto others, and
their fields to them that shall inherit them: for every one from the
least even unto the greatest is given to covetousness, from the prophet
even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.
|For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my
people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
|Were they ashamed when they had committed
abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they
blush: therefore shall they fall among them that fall: in the time of
their visitation they shall be cast down, saith the LORD.
|I will surely consume them, saith the LORD: there
shall be no grapes on the vine, nor figs on the fig tree, and the leaf
shall fade; and the things that I have given them shall pass away from
|Why do we sit still? assemble yourselves, and let us
enter into the defenced cities, and let us be silent there: for the LORD
our God hath put us to silence, and given us water of gall to drink,
because we have sinned against the LORD.
|We looked for peace, but no good came; and for a
time of health, and behold trouble!
|The snorting of his horses was heard from Dan: the
whole land trembled at the sound of the neighing of his strong ones; for
they are come, and have devoured the land, and all that is in it; the
city, and those that dwell therein.
|For, behold, I will send serpents, cockatrices,
among you, which will not be charmed, and they shall bite you, saith the
|When I would comfort myself against sorrow, my heart
is faint in me.
|Behold the voice of the cry of the daughter of my
people because of them that dwell in a far country: Is not the LORD in
Zion? is not her king in her? Why have they provoked me to anger with
their graven images, and with strange vanities?
|The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are
|For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt;
I am black; astonishment hath taken hold on me.
|Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician
there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people
|Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a
fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the
daughter of my people!
|Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of
wayfaring men; that I might leave my people, and go from them! for they
be all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men.
|And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies:
but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed
from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the LORD.
|Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust
ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and
every neighbour will walk with slanders.
|And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and
will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies,
and weary themselves to commit iniquity.
|Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit; through
deceit they refuse to know me, saith the LORD.
|Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, I
will melt them, and try them; for how shall I do for the daughter of my
|Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaketh
deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in
heart he layeth his wait.
|Shall I not visit them for these things? saith the
LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
|For the mountains will I take up a weeping and
wailing, and for the habitations of the wilderness a lamentation,
because they are burned up, so that none can pass through them; neither
can men hear the voice of the cattle; both the fowl of the heavens and
the beast are fled; they are gone.
|And I will make Jerusalem heaps, and a den of
dragons; and I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an
|Who is the wise man, that may understand this? and
who is he to whom the mouth of the LORD hath spoken, that he may declare
it, for what the land perisheth and is burned up like a wilderness, that
none passeth through?
|And the LORD saith, Because they have forsaken my
law which I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice, neither
|But have walked after the imagination of their own
heart, and after Baalim, which their fathers taught them:
|Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of
Israel; Behold, I will feed them, even this people, with wormwood, and
give them water of gall to drink.
|I will scatter them also among the heathen, whom
neither they nor their fathers have known: and I will send a sword after
them, till I have consumed them.
|Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Consider ye, and call
for the mourning women, that they may come; and send for cunning women,
that they may come:
|And let them make haste, and take up a wailing for
us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with
|For a voice of wailing is heard out of Zion, How are
we spoiled! we are greatly confounded, because we have forsaken the
land, because our dwellings have cast us out.
|Yet hear the word of the LORD, O ye women, and let
your ear receive the word of his mouth, and teach your daughters
wailing, and every one her neighbour lamentation.
|For death is come up into our windows, and is
entered into our palaces, to cut off the children from without, and the
young men from the streets.
|Speak, Thus saith the LORD, Even the carcases of men
shall fall as dung upon the open field, and as the handful after the
harvestman, and none shall gather them.
|Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in
his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the
rich man glory in his riches:
|But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he
understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise
lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these
things I delight, saith the LORD.
|Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will
punish all them which are circumcised with the uncircumcised;
|Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the children of
Ammon, and Moab, and all that are in the utmost corners, that dwell in
the wilderness: for all these nations are uncircumcised, and all the
house of Israel are uncircumcised in the heart.
|Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O
house of Israel:
|Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the
heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are
dismayed at them.
|For the customs of the people are vain: for one
cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman,
with the ax.
|They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten
it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
|They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not:
they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them;
for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.
|Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O LORD;
thou art great, and thy name is great in might.
|Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? for to
thee doth it appertain: forasmuch as among all the wise men of the
nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like unto thee.
|But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the
stock is a doctrine of vanities.
|Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish,
and gold from Uphaz, the work of the workman, and of the hands of the
founder: blue and purple is their clothing: they are all the work of
|But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God,
and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the
nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.
|Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not
made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth,
and from under these heavens.
|He hath made the earth by his power, he hath
established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens
by his discretion.
|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.
|Every man is brutish in his knowledge: every founder
is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood,
and there is no breath in them.
|They are vanity, and the work of errors: in the time
of their visitation they shall perish.
|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.
|Gather up thy wares out of the land, O inhabitant of
|For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will sling out
the inhabitants of the land at this once, and will distress them, that
they may find it so.
|Woe is me for my hurt! my wound is grievous: but I
said, Truly this is a grief, and I must bear it.
|My tabernacle is spoiled, and all my cords are
broken: my children are gone forth of me, and they are not: there is
none to stretch forth my tent any more, and to set up my curtains.
|For the pastors are become brutish, and have not
sought the LORD: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks
shall be scattered.
|Behold, the noise of the bruit is come, and a great
commotion out of the north country, to make the cities of Judah
desolate, and a den of dragons.
|O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in
himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.
|O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine
anger, lest thou bring me to nothing.
|Pour out thy fury upon the heathen that know thee
not, and upon the families that call not on thy name: for they have
eaten up Jacob, and devoured him, and consumed him, and have made his
|The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD,
|Hear ye the words of this covenant, and speak unto
the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem;
|And say thou unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of
Israel; Cursed be the man that obeyeth not the words of this covenant,
|Which I commanded your fathers in the day that I
brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace,
saying, Obey my voice, and do them, according to all which I command
you: so shall ye be my people, and I will be your God:
|Then the LORD said unto me, Proclaim all these words
in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, saying, Hear ye
the words of this covenant, and do them.
|For I earnestly protested unto your fathers in the
day that I brought them up out of the land of Egypt, even unto this day,
rising early and protesting, saying, Obey my voice.
|Yet they obeyed not, nor inclined their ear, but
walked every one in the imagination of their evil heart: therefore I
will bring upon them all the words of this covenant, which I commanded
them to do; but they did them not.
|And the LORD said unto me, A conspiracy is found
among the men of Judah, and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
|They are turned back to the iniquities of their
forefathers, which refused to hear my words; and they went after other
gods to serve them: the house of Israel and the house of Judah have
broken my covenant which I made with their fathers.
|Therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring
evil upon them, which they shall not be able to escape; and though they
shall cry unto me, I will not hearken unto them.
|Then shall the cities of Judah and inhabitants of
Jerusalem go, and cry unto the gods unto whom they offer incense: but
they shall not save them at all in the time of their trouble.
|For according to the number of thy cities were thy
gods, O Judah; and according to the number of the streets of Jerusalem
have ye set up altars to that shameful thing, even altars to burn
incense unto Baal.
|Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither
lift up a cry or prayer for them: for I will not hear them in the time
that they cry unto me for their trouble.
|What hath my beloved to do in mine house, seeing she
hath wrought lewdness with many, and the holy flesh is passed from thee?
when thou doest evil, then thou rejoicest.
|The LORD called thy name, A green olive tree, fair,
and of goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he hath kindled
fire upon it, and the branches of it are broken.
|For the LORD of hosts, that planted thee, hath
pronounced evil against thee, for the evil of the house of Israel and of
the house of Judah, which they have done against themselves to provoke
me to anger in offering incense unto Baal.
|And the LORD hath given me knowledge of it, and I
know it: then thou showedst me their doings.
|But I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought to
the slaughter; and I knew not that they had devised devices against me,
saying, Let us destroy the tree with the fruit thereof, and let us cut
him off from the land of the living, that his name may be no more
|But, O LORD of hosts, that judgest righteously, that
triest the reins and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on them: for
unto thee have I revealed my cause.
|Therefore thus saith the LORD of the men of Anathoth,
that seek thy life, saying, Prophesy not in the name of the LORD, that
thou die not by our hand:
|Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, I
will punish them: the young men shall die by the sword; their sons and
their daughters shall die by famine:
|And there shall be no remnant of them: for I will
bring evil upon the men of Anathoth, even the year of their visitation.
|Righteous art thou, O LORD, when I plead with thee:
yet let me talk with thee of thy judgments: Wherefore doth the way of
the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they happy that deal very
|Thou hast planted them, yea, they have taken root:
they grow, yea, they bring forth fruit: thou art near in their mouth,
and far from their reins.
|But thou, O LORD, knowest me: thou hast seen me, and
tried mine heart toward thee: pull them out like sheep for the
slaughter, and prepare them for the day of slaughter.
|How long shall the land mourn, and the herbs of
every field wither, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein? the
beasts are consumed, and the birds; because they said, He shall not see
our last end.
|If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have
wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the
land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt
thou do in the swelling of Jordan?
|For even thy brethren, and the house of thy father,
even they have dealt treacherously with thee; yea, they have called a
multitude after thee: believe them not, though they speak fair words
|I have forsaken mine house, I have left mine
heritage; I have given the dearly beloved of my soul into the hand of
|Mine heritage is unto me as a lion in the forest; it
crieth out against me: therefore have I hated it.
|Mine heritage is unto me as a speckled bird, the
birds round about are against her; come ye, assemble all the beasts of
the field, come to devour.
|Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have
trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a
|They have made it desolate, and being desolate it
mourneth unto me; the whole land is made desolate, because no man layeth
it to heart.
|The spoilers are come upon all high places through
the wilderness: for the sword of the LORD shall devour from the one end
of the land even to the other end of the land: no flesh shall have
|They have sown wheat, but shall reap thorns: they
have put themselves to pain, but shall not profit: and they shall be
ashamed of your revenues because of the fierce anger of the LORD.
|Thus saith the LORD against all mine evil neighbours,
that touch the inheritance which I have caused my people Israel to
inherit; Behold, I will pluck them out of their land, and pluck out the
house of Judah from among them.
|And it shall come to pass, after that I have plucked
them out I will return, and have compassion on them, and will bring them
again, every man to his heritage, and every man to his land.
|And it shall come to pass, if they will diligently
learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name, The LORD liveth; as
they taught my people to swear by Baal; then shall they be built in the
midst of my people.
|But if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck up
and destroy that nation, saith the LORD.
|Thus saith the LORD unto me, Go and get thee a linen
girdle, and put it upon thy loins, and put it not in water.
|So I got a girdle according to the word of the LORD,
and put it on my loins.
|And the word of the LORD came unto me the second
|Take the girdle that thou hast got, which is upon
thy loins, and arise, go to Euphrates, and hide it there in a hole of
|So I went, and hid it by Euphrates, as the LORD
|And it came to pass after many days, that the LORD
said unto me, Arise, go to Euphrates, and take the girdle from thence,
which I commanded thee to hide there.
|Then I went to Euphrates, and digged, and took the
girdle from the place where I had hid it: and, behold, the girdle was
marred, it was profitable for nothing.
|Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
|Thus saith the LORD, After this manner will I mar
the pride of Judah, and the great pride of Jerusalem.
|This evil people, which refuse to hear my words,
which walk in the imagination of their heart, and walk after other gods,
to serve them, and to worship them, shall even be as this girdle, which
is good for nothing.
|For as the girdle cleaveth to the loins of a man, so
have I caused to cleave unto me the whole house of Israel and the whole
house of Judah, saith the LORD; that they might be unto me for a people,
and for a name, and for a praise, and for a glory: but they would not
|Therefore thou shalt speak unto them this word; Thus
saith the LORD God of Israel, Every bottle shall be filled with wine:
and they shall say unto thee, Do we not certainly know that every bottle
shall be filled with wine?
|Then shalt thou say unto them, Thus saith the LORD,
Behold, I will fill all the inhabitants of this land, even the kings
that sit upon David's throne, and the priests, and the prophets, and all
the inhabitants of Jerusalem, with drunkenness.
|And I will dash them one against another, even the
fathers and the sons together, saith the LORD: I will not pity, nor
spare, nor have mercy, but destroy them.
|Hear ye, and give ear; be not proud: for the LORD
|Give glory to the LORD your God, before he cause
darkness, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains, and,
while ye look for light, he turn it into the shadow of death, and make
it gross darkness.
|But if ye will not hear it, my soul shall weep in
secret places for your pride; and mine eye shall weep sore, and run down
with tears, because the Lord's flock is carried away captive.
|Say unto the king and to the queen, Humble
yourselves, sit down: for your principalities shall come down, even the
crown of your glory.
|The cities of the south shall be shut up, and none
shall open them: Judah shall be carried away captive all of it, it shall
be wholly carried away captive.
|Lift up your eyes, and behold them that come from
the north: where is the flock that was given thee, thy beautiful flock?
|What wilt thou say when he shall punish thee? for
thou hast taught them to be captains, and as chief over thee: shall not
sorrows take thee, as a woman in travail?
|And if thou say in thine heart, Wherefore come these
things upon me? For the greatness of thine iniquity are thy skirts
discovered, and thy heels made bare.
|Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard
his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.
|Therefore will I scatter them as the stubble that
passeth away by the wind of the wilderness.
|This is thy lot, the portion of thy measures from
me, saith the LORD; because thou hast forgotten me, and trusted in
|Therefore will I discover thy skirts upon thy face,
that thy shame may appear.
|I have seen thine adulteries, and thy neighings, the
lewdness of thy whoredom, and thine abominations on the hills in the
fields. Woe unto thee, O Jerusalem! wilt thou not be made clean? when
shall it once be?
|The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah
concerning the dearth.
|Judah mourneth, and the gates thereof languish; they
are black unto the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.
|And their nobles have sent their little ones to the
waters: they came to the pits, and found no water; they returned with
their vessels empty; they were ashamed and confounded, and covered their
|Because the ground is chapt, for there was no rain
in the earth, the plowmen were ashamed, they covered their heads.
|Yea, the hind also calved in the field, and forsook
it, because there was no grass.
|And the wild asses did stand in the high places,
they snuffed up the wind like dragons; their eyes did fail, because
there was no grass.
|O LORD, though our iniquities testify against us, do
thou it for thy name's sake: for our backslidings are many; we have
sinned against thee.
|O the hope of Israel, the saviour thereof in time of
trouble, why shouldest thou be as a stranger in the land, and as a
wayfaring man that turneth aside to tarry for a night?
|Why shouldest thou be as a man astonied, as a mighty
man that cannot save? yet thou, O LORD, art in the midst of us, and we
are called by thy name; leave us not.
|Thus saith the LORD unto this people, Thus have they
loved to wander, they have not refrained their feet, therefore the LORD
doth not accept them; he will now remember their iniquity, and visit
|Then said the LORD unto me, Pray not for this people
for their good.
|When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when
they offer burnt offering and an oblation, I will not accept them: but I
will consume them by the sword, and by the famine, and by the
|Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, the prophets say
unto them, Ye shall not see the sword, neither shall ye have famine; but
I will give you assured peace in this place.
|Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy
lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither
spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination,
and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.
|Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the
prophets that prophesy in my name, and I sent them not, yet they say,
Sword and famine shall not be in this land; By sword and famine shall
those prophets be consumed.
|And the people to whom they prophesy shall be cast
out in the streets of Jerusalem because of the famine and the sword; and
they shall have none to bury them, them, their wives, nor their sons,
nor their daughters: for I will pour their wickedness upon them.
|Therefore thou shalt say this word unto them; Let
mine eyes run down with tears night and day, and let them not cease: for
the virgin daughter of my people is broken with a great breach, with a
very grievous blow.
|If I go forth into the field, then behold the slain
with the sword! and if I enter into the city, then behold them that are
sick with famine! yea, both the prophet and the priest go about into a
land that they know not.
|Hast thou utterly rejected Judah? hath thy soul
loathed Zion? why hast thou smitten us, and there is no healing for us?
we looked for peace, and there is no good; and for the time of healing,
and behold trouble!
|We acknowledge, O LORD, our wickedness, and the
iniquity of our fathers: for we have sinned against thee.
|Do not abhor us, for thy name's sake, do not
disgrace the throne of thy glory: remember, break not thy covenant with
|Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles
that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? art not thou he, O
LORD our God? therefore we will wait upon thee: for thou hast made all