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The Parallel Bible. The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments translated out of the Original Tongues: being the Authorised Version arranged in parallel columns with the Revised Version (Oxford University Press, 1885). The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah.
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1 The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying,
2 Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words.
3 Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the ∥ wheels.
5 Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying,
6 O house of Israel, * cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the Lord. Behold, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.
7At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to * pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy it;
8 If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, * I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.
9 And at what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it;
10 If it do evil in my sight, that it obey not my voice, then I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them.
11 ¶ Now therefore go to, speak to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the Lord; Behold, I frame evil against you, and devise a device against you: * return ye now every one from his evil way, and make your ways and your doings good.
12 And they said, * There is no hope: but we will walk after our own devices, and we will every one do the imagination of his evil heart.
13 Therefore thus saith the Lord;* Ask ye now among the heathen, who hath heard such things: the virgin of Israel hath done a very horrible thing.
14 Will a man leave ∥ the snow of Lebanon which cometh from the rock of the field? or shall the cold flowing waters that come from another place be forsaken?
16 To make their land * desolate, and a perpetual hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished, and wag his head.
17 I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy; I will shew them the back, and not the face, in the day of their calamity.
18 ¶ Then said they, Come, and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; * for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, and let us smite him ∥ with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.
19 Give heed to me, O Lord, and hearken to the voice of them that contend with me.
20 Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have digged a pit for my soul. Remember that I stood before thee to speak good for them, and to turn away thy wrath from them.
21 Therefore * deliver up their children to the famine, and † pour out their blood by the force of the sword; and let their wives be bereaved of their children, and be widows; and let their men be put to death; let their young men be slain by the sword in battle.
22 Let a cry be heard from their houses, when thou shalt bring a troop suddenly upon them: for they have digged a pit to take me, and hid snares for my feet.
23 Yet, Lord, thou knowest all their counsel against me † to slay me: forgive not their iniquity, neither blot out their sin from thy sight, but let them be overthrown before thee; deal thus with them in the time of thine anger.
[∥ ] Or, frames, or, seats.
[∥ ] Or, that he made was marred, as clay in the hand of the potter.
[† ] Heb. returned and made.
[* ] Is. 45. 9. Rom. 9. 20.
[* ] ch. 1. 10.
[* ] Jonah 3. 10.
[* ] 2 Kin. 17. 13. ch. 7. 3. & 25. 5. & 35. 15.
[* ] ch. 2. 25.
[* ] ch. 2. 10.
[∥ ] Or, my fields for a rock, or for the snow of Lebanon? shall the running waters be forsaken for the strange cold waters?
[* ] ch. 2. 13. & 17 13.
[* ] ch. 6 16.
[* ] ch 19. 8 & 49 13. & 50. 13.
[* ] Mal. 2. 7.
[∥ ] Or, for the tongue.
[* ] Ps 109. 10.
[† ] Heb. pour them out.
[† ] Heb. for death.