1611 King James Bible

Jeremiah 15

The utter rejection and manifold judgments of the Jews.

Jeremiah 15:1 Then said the LORD vnto me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, [yet] my minde [could] not [be] toward this people, cast [them] out of my sight, and let them goe foorth. Jeremiah 15:2 And it shall come to passe if they say vnto thee, Whither shall wee goe foorth? then thou shalt tell them; Thus saith the LORD, Such as [are] for death to death; and such as [are] for the sword, to the sword; and such as are for the famine, to the famine; and such as [are] for the captiuitie, to the captiuitie. Jeremiah 15:3 And I will appoint ouer them foure kindes, saith the LORD, the sword to slay, and the dogs to teare, and the foules of the heauen, and the beasts of the earth to deuoure and destroy. Jeremiah 15:4 And I will cause them to be remoued into all kingdomes of the earth, because of Manasseh the sonne of Hezekiah king of Iudah, for that which hee did in Ierusalem. Jeremiah 15:5 For who shall haue pitie vpon thee, O Ierusalem? or who shall bemoane thee? or who shall goe aside to aske how thou doest? Jeremiah 15:6 Thou hast forsaken me, saith the LORD, thou art gone backward: therefore will I stretch out my hand against thee, and destroy thee, I am wearie with repenting. Jeremiah 15:7 And I will fanne them with a fanne in the gates of the land: I will bereaue [them] of children, I wil destroy my people, [sith] they returne not from their waies. Jeremiah 15:8 Their widowes are increased to me aboue the sand of the seas: I haue brought vpon them against the mother of the yongmen, a spoiler at noone day: I haue caused [him] to fall vpon it suddenly, and terrors vpon the citie. Jeremiah 15:9 She that hath borne seuen, languisheth: she hath giuen vp the ghost: her sunne is gone down while it [was] yet day: shee hath bene ashamed and confounded, and the residue of them will I deliuer to the sword before their enemies, saith the LORD.

Jeremiah, complaining of their spite, receiveth a promise for himself,

Jeremiah 15:10 Woe is mee, my mother, that that thou hast borne me a man of strife, and a man of contention to the whole earth: I haue neither lent on vsurie, nor men haue lent to me on vsurie, [yet] euery one of them doeth curse me. Jeremiah 15:11 The LORD said, Uerely it shall be well with thy remnant, verely I will cause the enemie to intreat thee [well] in the time of euill, and in the time of affliction.

and a threatening for them.

Jeremiah 15:12 Shall yron breake the Northren yron, and the steele? Jeremiah 15:13 Thy substance and thy treasures will I giue to the spoile without price, and [that] for all thy sinnes, euen in all thy borders. Jeremiah 15:14 And I will make [thee] to passe with thine enemies, into a land [which] thou knowest not: for a fire is kindled in mine anger, [which] shall burne vpon you.

He prayeth,

Jeremiah 15:15 O LORD, thou knowest, remember me, and visit me, and reuenge me of my persecutors, take mee not away in thy long suffering: know that for thy sake I haue suffered rebuke. Jeremiah 15:16 Thy wordes were found, and I did eate them, and thy word was vnto mee, the ioy and reioycing of mine heart: for I am called by thy Name, O LORD God of hostes. Jeremiah 15:17 I sate not in the assembly of the mockers, nor reioyced: I sate alone because of thy hand: for thou hast filled me with indignation. Jeremiah 15:18 Why is my paine perpetuall? and my wound incurable [which] refuseth to be healed? wilt thou be altogether vnto me as a lyar, [and as] waters that faile?

and receiveth a gracious promise.

Jeremiah 15:19 Therfore thus saith the LORD; If thou returne, then will I bring thee againe, [and] thou shalt stand before me: and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth: let them returne vnto thee, but returne not thou vnto them. Jeremiah 15:20 And I will make thee vnto this people a fenced brasen wall, and they shall fight against thee, but they shall not preuaile against thee: for I [am] with thee to saue thee, and to deliuer thee, sayth the LORD. Jeremiah 15:21 And I will deliuer thee out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeeme thee out of the hand of the terrible.

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