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26 And as for the King of Judah, who sent you to enquire of the LORD, so thall ye say unto him, Thus faith the LORD God of Israel concerning the Words which thou haft heard.

27 Because thine Heart was TENDER, and thou didst HUMBLE thyself before God, when thou heardest his WORDS against this Place, and against the Inhabitants thereof, and humblest thyself before me, and didît rend thy Cloaths, and weep before me; I have even HEARD thee also, saith the LORD.

28 Behold, I will gather thee to thy Fathers, and thou fhalt be gathered to thy Grave in Peace, neither shall thine Eyes see all the Evil that I will bring upon this place, and upon the INHABITANTS of the same. So they brought the King word again.

29 Then the King sent and gathered together all the Elders of Judah.

30 And the King went up into the House of the LORD, and the Priests, and the Levites, and all the People, great and small : and he read in their Ears all the Words of the Book of the Covenant, that was found in the House of the LORD.

31 And the King stood in his Place, and made a CoveNANT before the LORD, to walk after the LORD, and to keep his Commandments, and his Testimonies, and his Statutes, with all his HEART, and with all his Soul, to perform the Words of the COVENANT which are written in this Book.

32 And he caused all that were present in Jerusalem and Benjamin to stand to it. And the Inhabitants of Jerusalem did according to the Covenant of God, the God of their Fathers.

33 And Jofiah took away all the Abominations out of all the Countries that pertained to the Children of Israel, and made all that were present in Israel to serve the LORD their God. And all his Days they departed not from following the LORD, the God of their Fathers.

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CHA P. XXXV. 1 Josiah keepeth a most folemn Passover : 20 He provoking Pharash-necho, is pain at Megiddo. 25 Lamentation for Foliah.

Ver. 1

Oreover, Jofiah kept a Passover unto the LORD the fourteenth Day of the first Month.

2 And he set the Prieits in their Charges, and encouraged them to the Service of the House of the LORD,

3 And said unto the Levites that targht all Israel which were holy unto the Lord, Put the holy Ark in the House which Solomon did build; it shall not be a Burden upon your Shoulders : serve now the LORD your God, and his people Ifrael.

4 And PREPARE yourselves after your Courses, according to the writing of David, and of Solomon.

5 And stand in the holy Place according to the Divisions of your Families.

6 So kill the Passover, and SANCTIFY yourselves, ani prepare your Brethren, that they may do according to the Word of the Lord by the Hand of Moses.

7 And Josiah gave to the People, of the Flock, Lambs and Kids, for all the Passover-offerings.

10 So the Service was prepared, and the Priests stood in their Place, and the Levites in their COURSES, according to the King's Commandment.

II. And they killed the Passover, and the Priests sprinkled the Blood from their Hands, and the Levites flayed them.

13 And they roasted the Passover with Fire, according to the ORDINANCE : but the other holy Offerings divided they fpeedily among all the People.

14 And afterward they made ready for themselves, and for the Priests : because the Priests the Sons of Aaron were busied in offering of Burnt-offerings.

15 And the Singers the Sons of Afaph were in their Place, according to the Commandment of David, and Afaph, and Heman, and Jeduthun the King's Seer.

16 So all the Service of the Lord was prepared the fame Day, to keep the Paflover, and to offer Burnt-offerings upon the Altar of the LORD, according to the Commandment of King Josiah.

17 And the Children of Israel that were present, kept the Pallover at that Time, and the Feaft of unleavened Bread seven Days.

18 And there was no Passover like to that kept in Israel, from the Days of Samuel the Prophet, neither did all the Kings of Israel keep such a Paflover as Josiah kept.

19 In the eighteenth Year of the Reign of * Josiah was this Passover kept.

20 After all this, when Josiah had prepared the Temple, Necho King of Egypt came up to fight against Carchemish by Euphrates : and Josiah went out against him.

21 But he sent Ambassadors to him, saying, What have I to do with thee, thou King of Judah? I come not against thee this Day, but against the House wherewith I have War: for God commanded me to make haste : forbear thee from meddling with God, who is with me, that he destroy thee not.

22 Nevertheless Jofiah would not turn his Face from him, but disguised himself that he might fight with him, and hearkened not unto the Words of Necho from the Mouth of God, and came to fight in the Valley of Megiddo.

23 And the Archers shot at King Joliah ; and the King faid to his Servants, Have me away, for I am sore wounded.

24 His Servants therefore took him out of that Chariot, and put him in the second Chariot that he had; and they brought him to Jerusalem, and he died, and was buried in one of the Sepulchres of his Fathers : and all Judah and Jerusalem mourned for Jofiah. 25 *. And Jeremiah la

* Jer. xxi. 10 Weep ye not for the mented for Jofiah, and all the Dead: neither bemoan him, but weep Singing-men, and the Singing- he shall return no more, nor feo his women, spake of Josiah in native Countrey. their Lamentations to this Day, and made them an Ordi. nance in Ifrael : and behold, they are written in the Lamentations.

26 Now the rest of the Acts of Josiah, and his Goodness, according to that which was written in the Law of the LORD,

27 They are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel and Judah.

CHA P. XXXVI. Jehoahaz fucceeding, is deposed by Pharaoh, and carried into Egypt.: 5 Jehoiakim reigning ill, is carried bound into Babylon. 9 Jehoiachin succeeding, reigneth ill, and is brought into Babylon. i Zedekiah fucceeding, reigneth ill, and deSpiseth the Prophets, and rebelleth against Nebuchadnezzar,

* Towards the latter End of Josiah’s Reign, Zephaniah began to preples who is supposed to be she Great-grandson of King Hezekiah,

14 Jeru


14 Jerusalem, for the Sins of the Priests and people, is

wholly destroyed. Ver. I

'HEN the People of the Land took Jehoahaz,

the Son of Josiah, and made him King in his Father's stead.

2 Jehoahaz was twenty and three years old when he bogan to reign, and he reigned three Months in Jerusalem.

3 And the King of Egypt put him down at Jerusalem, and condemned the Land in an hundred Talents of Silvei, and a Talent of Gold.

4 And the King of Egypt made Eliakim his Brother King over Judah, and turned his Name to Jehoiakim. And Necho y took Jehoahaz his Brother, and carried him to i for. xxii. 11 Thus faith the Lord

touching Shallum the Son of Jotiah Egypt, and he died there.

King of Judah, which reigned inftcad of Josiah his Father, which went forth out of this place, He Thall not return thither any more.

12 But he shall die in the Place whither they have led him Captive, and Ana!I see this Land no more.

5 2 Jehoiakim was twenty a Jer. xxvi. 1 la the Beginning of and five Years old when he the Reigo of Jehoiakim the son of

Josiah King of Judab, came this began to reign, and he reign- Word from the LORD, faying, ed eleven Years in Jerusalem:

2 Thus faith the LORD, Stand in and he did that which was speak unto all the Cities of Judah


the Court of the LORD's House, and evil in the fight of the LORD. which come to worship in the Lord's

House, all the WORDS that I como mand thee to speak unto them ; DIMINISH Qot a WORD:

3 If so be they will HEARKEN, and TURN every Man from his Evil War, That I may repent me of the Evil which I purpose to do unto them, becaute of the evil of their Doings.

4 And thou shalt say unto them, Thus faith the Lord, if ye will not hearken unto me, to walk in my Law, which I have set before you.

s TO HEARKEN to the Words of my Servants the PROPHETS, whom I sesi unto you both rising up early and sending them.

o Then will I make this House like Suroy, and will make this cits a CURSE to all the NATIONs of the Earth.

7 So the Priests, and the Prophets, and all the people heard Jeremiah Speaking these Words in the House of the LORD.

8 Now it came to pass, when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking al that the LORD had commanded him to speak unto all the People, that the Priests, and the PROPHETS, and all the people took him, laying, Thou Thalı furely DIE.

12 Then Ipake Jeremiah unto the Princes, and unto all the People, laro ing, The Lord sent me to PROPHEsy all the words that ye have heard.

iz Therefore now, AMEND your Ways and your DOINGs, and OBET the Voice of the LORD your God, and the LORD will repent him of the Evil that he hath pronounced against you.

14 As for me, Behold, I am in your Hand: do with me as seemeth macet unto you.

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17 Then certain of the Elders (pake to all the People, saying, 18 Micah the Morafthite prophelied in the Days of Hezekiah, saying, Thus faith the LORD of Hosts, Zion shall be Plowed like a Field, and JERUSALEM shall become HEAPs.

19 Did Hezekiah and all Judah pui him at all to Death? did he noć FEAR the LORD, and BESQUGHT the LORD, and the LORD repented him of the Eyil which he had pronounced against them: Thus might we procure great Evil against our Souls.

20 Aod there was also a Man chat PROPHESied in the Name of the Lord, URIJAH, who PROPHESIED against this City, and against this Land, accorda ing to all the Words of. Jeremiah.

21. And when Jehoiakim and all the PRINCES heard his Words, the King fought to put him to Death; but when Urijau heard it he was afraid, and Aed into Egypt.

22 And Jehoiakim the King sent Men into Egypt. 23. And they set forth Urijah out of Egypt, and brought him unto Je. hoiakim, who slew him, and cast his dead Body into the Grave of the common People.

24 Nevertheless, the Hand of Ahikam was with Jeremiah, that they should not put him to DEATH.

fer. xxxvi. 1 And in the fourth Year of Jehoiakim, this Word came unto Jeremiah from ļhe LORD, saying,

2 Take thee a Roll of a Book, and write therein all the words that I have SPOKEN unto thee against Israel, and against Judah, and against

all the Nations, from the Day I spake unto thee, from the Days of Joí Giah, even unto this Day

3. It may be that the House of Judah will hear all the Evil which I purpole to do into them; that they may return every Man from his Evil Way, that I may forgive their iniquity and their Sin

4 Then Jeremiah called Baruch, who wrote all the words of the LORD, which he had spoken unto him, upon a Roll of a book.

$. And Jeremiah commanded Baruch, saying, I am fhut up, i cannot go into the House of the LORD.

6 Therefore go thou and sead in the Roll the Words of the LORD in the Eais of the People in the Lord's House upon the Fafting day.

.. It may be they will present their Supplication before the Lord, and will return every one from his EVIL WAY; for great is the ANGER and the FURY that the LORD hath pronounced against this people.

8 And Baruch did according to all that Jeremiah the Prophet commanded him, reading in the Book the Words of the LORD in the Lord's HOUSE.

9 And in the fifth Year of Jehoiakim they proclaimed a Fast before the LORD.

10 Then read Baruch the Words of Jeremiah in the House of the Lord.

1 Whea Michaiah had heard out of the Book all the Words of the $ LORD,

12 Then he went down into the King's House, into the Scribes Chamber, and lo, all the PR INCES fat chere.

13 Then Michaiah declared unto them all the WORDS that he had heard.

14 Therefore all the Princes lent Jehudi unto Baruch, saying, Take is chine Hand the Roll.

is And they said unto him, Read it. So Baruch read it.

16 When they had heard all the words, they were AFRAID, and said unto Baruch, We will surely tell the King of all these Words.

17 And they asked Baruch, laying, Tell us now, how didft thou write ali these Words at his Mouth?

18 Then Baruch answered them, He pronounced all these Words untö me, and I wsøte them,


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