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Jeremiah 34:1–36:32

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*The word which came unto Jeremiah from the Lord, awhen Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and all his army, and ball the kingdoms of the earth of his dominion, and all the people, fought against Jerusalem, and against all the cities thereof, saying, Thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel; Go and speak to aZedekiah king of Judah, and tell him, Thus saith the Lord; Behold, cI will give this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and dhe shall burn it with fire: And ethou shalt not escape out of his hand, but shalt surely be taken, and edelivered into his hand; eand thine eyes shall behold the eyes of the king of Babylon, eand he shall speak with thee mouth to mouth, and fthou shalt go to Babylon. gYet hear the word of the Lord, O Zedekiah king of Judah; Thus saith the Lord of thee, Thou shalt not die by the sword: But gthou shalt die in peace: and with hthe burnings of thy fathers, the former kings which were before thee, so shall they burn odours for thee; and ithey will lament thee, saying, Ah lord! for I have pronounced the word, saith the Lord. Then Jeremiah the prophet spake all these words unto Zedekiah king of Judah in Jerusalem, When the king of Babylon’s army fought against Jerusalem, and against all the cities of Judah that were left, against kLachish, and against lAzekah: for mthese ndefenced cities remained of the cities of Judah.

*This is the word that came unto Jeremiah from the Lord, after that the king Zedekiah had made a covenant with all the people which were at Jerusalem, oto proclaim liberty unto them; pThat every man should let his manservant, and every man his maidservant, being an Hebrew or an Hebrewess, qgo free; rthat none should serve himself of them, to wit, of a Jew his brother. 10 Now when all the princes, and all the people, which had entered into the covenant, heard that every one should let his manservant, and every one his maidservant, qgo free, that none should serve themselves of them any more, then they obeyed, and let them go. 11 *But safterward they turned, and caused the servants and the handmaids, whom they had let qgo free, to return, and brought them into subjection for servants and for handmaids.

12 Therefore the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah tfrom the Lord, saying, 13 Thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel; I made a covenant with your fathers in the day that uI brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondmen, saying, 14 At vthe end of wxseven years let ye go every man his brother an Hebrew, which ||xhath been sold unto thee; and when he hath served thee six years, thou shalt let him go free from thee: but your fathers yhearkened not unto me, yneither inclined their ear. 15 And ye were now turned, and had done right in my sight, in oproclaiming liberty every man to his neighbour; and zye had made a covenant before me in the house which is called by my name: 16 But ye turned and apolluted my name, band caused every man his servant, and every man his handmaid, whom ye had set at liberty cat their pleasure, to return, and brought them into subjection, to be unto you for servants and for handmaids. 17 Therefore thus saith the Lord; Ye have not hearkened unto me, in oproclaiming liberty, every one to his brother, and every man to his neighbour: behold, dI proclaim ea liberty for you, saith the Lord, fto the sword, fto the pestilence, and fto the famine; and gI will make you to be removed hinto all the kingdoms of the earth. 18 And I will give the men that have transgressed my covenant, iwhich have not performed the words of the covenant which they had made before me, jwhen they cut the calf in twain, and passed between kthe parts thereof, 19 The princes of Judah, and the princes of Jerusalem, lthe eunuchs, and the priests, and all the people of the land, jwhich passed between kthe parts of the calf; 20 I will even give them into the hand of their enemies, and minto the hand of them that seek their life: and ntheir dead bodies shall be for meat unto the fowls of the heaven, and to the beasts of the earth. 21 And Zedekiah king of Judah and his princes will I give into the hand of their enemies, and minto the hand of them that seek their life, and into the hand of the king of Babylon’s army, owhich are gone up from you. 22 Behold, pI will command, saith the Lord, and qcause them to return to this city; and qthey shall fight against it, and qrtake it, and qsburn it with fire: and tI will make the cities of Judah a desolation uwithout an inhabitant.

35 *The word which came unto Jeremiah from the Lord ain the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, saying, Go unto the house of bthe Rechabites, and speak unto them, and bring them into the house of the Lord, into one of cthe chambers, and give them wine to drink. Then I took Jaazaniah the son of Jeremiah, the son of Habaziniah, and his brethren, and all his sons, and the whole house of the Rechabites; And I brought them into the house of the Lord, into cthe chamber of the sons of Hanan, the son of Igdaliah, da man of God, which was by cthe chamber of the princes, which was eabove the chamber of fMaaseiah the son of gShallum, hthe keeper of the door: And I set before the sons of the house of the Rechabites pots full of wine, and cups, and I said unto them, Drink ye wine. But they said, We will drink no wine: for iJonadab the son of Rechab our father commanded us, saying, Ye shall drink no wine, neither ye, nor your sons for ever: Neither shall ye build house, nor sow seed, nor plant vineyard, nor have any: but all your days ye shall dwell in tents; kthat ye may live many days in the land where ye be strangers. Thus have we obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab our father in all that he hath charged us, to drink no wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, nor our daughters; Nor to build houses for us to dwell in: neither have we vineyard, nor field, nor seed: 10 But we have dwelt in tents, and have obeyed, and done according to all that Jonadab our father commanded us. 11 But it came to pass, lwhen Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came up into the land, that we said, Come, and let us go to Jerusalem for fear of the army of mthe Chaldeans, and for fear of the army of mthe Syrians: nso we dwell at Jerusalem.

12 Then came the word of the Lord unto Jeremiah, saying, 13 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Go and tell the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, Will ye not oreceive instruction to hearken to my words? saith the Lord. 14 The words of Jonadab the son of Rechab, that he commanded his sons not to drink wine, are performed; for unto this day they drink none, but obey their father’s commandment: notwithstanding I have spoken unto you, prising early and speaking; but ye hearkened not unto me. 15 pI have sent also unto you all my servants the prophets, prising up early and sending them, saying, qReturn ye now every man from his evil way, qand amend your doings, rand go not after other gods to serve them, and ye shall dwell in the land which I have given to you and to your fathers: but sye have not inclined your ear, nor hearkened unto me. 16 Because the sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have performed the commandment of their father, which he commanded them; but this people hath not hearkened unto me: 17 Therefore thus saith the Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring upon Judah and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem all the evil that I have pronounced against them: because tI have spoken unto them, but they have not heard; and I have called unto them, but they have not answered.

18 And Jeremiah said unto the house of the Rechabites, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Because ye have obeyed the commandment of Jonadab your father, and kept all his precepts, and done according unto all that he hath commanded you: 19 Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Jonadab the son of Rechab shall not want a man uto stand before me for ever.

36 *And it came to pass ain the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, that this word came unto Jeremiah from the Lord, saying, Take thee ba roll of a book, and cwrite therein all the words that I have spoken unto thee against Israel, and dagainst Judah, and eagainst all the nations, from the day I spake unto thee, ffrom the days of Josiah, even unto this day. gIt may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil which I purpose to do unto them; that hthey may return every man from his evil way; ithat I may forgive their iniquity and their sin. Then Jeremiah called kBaruch the son of Neriah: and lBaruch wrote from the mouth of Jeremiah all the words of the Lord, which he had spoken unto him, upon la roll of a book. And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, mI am shut up; I cannot go into the house of the Lord: Therefore go thou, and read in the roll, which thou hast written from my mouth, the words of the Lord in the ears of the people in the Lord’s house upon nthe fasting day: and also thou shalt read them in the ears of all Judah that come out of their cities. gIt may be they will present their supplication before the Lord, and hwill return every one from his evil way: for great is the anger and the fury that the Lord hath pronounced against this people. And Baruch the son of Neriah did according to all that Jeremiah the prophet commanded him, reading in the book the words of the Lord in the Lord’s house. And it came to pass in the fifth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah, in the ninth month, that othey proclaimed na fast before the Lord to all the people in Jerusalem, and to all the people that came from the cities of Judah unto Jerusalem. 10 Then read Baruch in the book the words of Jeremiah in the house of the Lord, in pthe chamber of Gemariah the son of qShaphan rthe scribe, in sthe higher court, tat the ||entry of the new gate of the Lord’s house, in the ears of all the people.

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a
b

See ch. 1:15. Comp. ch. 51:28.

Heb. the dominion of his hand.

a
c

So ch. 21:10. See ch. 32:3.

d

ver. 22. See ch. 21:10.

e

See ch. 32:4.

e

See ch. 32:4.

e

See ch. 32:4.

e

See ch. 32:4.

Heb. his mouth shall speak to thy mouth.

f

ch. 32:5.

g

Comp. ch. 38:17, 20.

g

Comp. ch. 38:17, 20.

h
i

ch. 22:18.

k
l
m
n

ch. 4:5.

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o

Lev. 25:10. ver. 15, 17.

p
q
r
q
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s

See ver. 21.

q
t
u

See Ex. 20:2.

v
w
x
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Or, hath sold himself.

x
y

ch. 7:24, 26. & 11:8. & 17:23. & 44:5. So ch. 25:4. & 35:15.

y

ch. 7:24, 26. & 11:8. & 17:23. & 44:5. So ch. 25:4. & 35:15.

Heb. to-day.

o

Lev. 25:10. ver. 15, 17.

z

ver. 8. So 2 Kings 23:3. Comp. Neh. 10:29.

Heb. whereupon my name is called. See ch. 7:10.

a

Le. 19:12 (Heb.). See Lev. 18:21.

b

ver. 11.

c

So ch. 2:24.

o

Lev. 25:10. ver. 15, 17.

d
e

Comp. Lev. 25:42, 55.

f

See ch. 14:12.

f

See ch. 14:12.

f

See ch. 14:12.

g

See ch. 24:9.

Heb. for a removing. See Deut. 28:25. Comp. Deut. 28:64.

h

ch. 29:18.

i

Comp. ver. 8.

j
k

Cant. 2:17 marg.

l

ch. 29:2.

j
k

Cant. 2:17 marg.

m

ch. 22:25.

n

ch. 7:33. & 16:4. & 19:7. So Ezek. 29:5. See Deut. 28:26.

m

ch. 22:25.

o

ch. 37:5, 11. Comp. ver. 11.

p

Is. 10:6 (Heb.).

q

ch. 37:8.

q

ch. 37:8.

q

ch. 37:8.

r

ch. 32:3. & 38:3.

q

ch. 37:8.

s

See ver. 2.

t

See ch. 9:11. Comp. Ecclus. 49:6.

u

See ch. 4:7.

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a

Comp. ch. 25:1. & ver. 11.

b
c

1 Chr. 9:26, 33. & 23:28. & 28:12. 2 Chr. 31:11. ver. 4, &c. ch. 36:10,&.c. So 1 Kin. 6:5. 1 Macc. 4:38, 57.

c

1 Chr. 9:26, 33. & 23:28. & 28:12. 2 Chr. 31:11. ver. 4, &c. ch. 36:10,&.c. So 1 Kin. 6:5. 1 Macc. 4:38, 57.

d
c

1 Chr. 9:26, 33. & 23:28. & 28:12. 2 Chr. 31:11. ver. 4, &c. ch. 36:10,&.c. So 1 Kin. 6:5. 1 Macc. 4:38, 57.

e
f

ch. 21:1. & 29:25. & 37:3.

g

ch. 32:7?

h

Heb. threshold, or, vessel. See Isai. 6:4 marg.

i
k

Comp. Ex. 20:12. Eph. 6:2, 3.

l

Comp. ver. 1. ch. 46:2. 2 Kin. 24:1.

m
m
n

Comp. ver. 7.

o

See ch. 5:3.

p
p
p
q
q
r

See ch. 25:6.

s

See ch. 34:14.

t

Heb. There shall not a man be cut off from [Jonadab the son of Rechab to stand], &c. See ch. 33:17.

u

See ch. 15:1.

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About B.C. 607: Comp. ver. 9.

a

ch. 25:1. & 45:1.

b

ver. 4, &c. Ezra 6:2. Ps. 40:7 (Heb.). Ezek. 2:9. & 3:1–3. Zech. 5:1, 2. So Isai. 8:1.

c

So ch. 30:2.

d

ch. 25:2.

e

ch. 25:15–26. & 46:1, &c.

f

ch. 1:2. & 25:3.

g

ch. 26:3. So ver. 7. Ezek. 12:3. Amos 5:15. Zeph. 2:3.

h

ch. 18:8. ver. 7. Jonah 3:8.

i

See ch. 31:34.

k

See ch. 32:12.

l

ch. 45:1.

l

ch. 45:1.

m

See Neh. 6:10, or ch. 33:1. & 39:15. Comp. 2 Tim. 2:9.

n

ver. 9.

g

ch. 26:3. So ver. 7. Ezek. 12:3. Amos 5:15. Zeph. 2:3.

Heb. their supplication shall fall. ch. 37:20. & 42:2. So ch. 38:26. &. 42:9.

h

ch. 18:8. ver. 7. Jonah 3:8.

o
n

ver. 9.

p

See ch. 35:2.

q

ch. 26:24. See 2 Chr. 34:8.

r

ver. 12. See 2 Kin. 18:18.

s

Comp. 1 Kin. 6:36.

t

ch. 26:10.

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Or, door.