Jeremiah Chapter 5
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1 The iudgements of God vpon the Iewes, for their peruersenesse, 7 for their adulterie, 10 for their impietie, 19 for their contempt of God, 25 and for their great corruption in the Ciuill state, 30 and Ecclesiasticall.
1 Runne yee to and fro thorow the streetes of Ierusalem, and see now and knowe, and seeke in the broad places thereof, if ye can finde a man, if there be any that executeth iudgement, that seeketh the trueth, and I will pardon it.
3 O Lord, are not thine eyes vpon the trueth? thou hast stricken them, but they haue not grieued; thou hast consumed them, but they haue refused to receiue correction: they haue made their faces harder then a rocke, they haue refused to returne.3
5 I wil get me vnto the great men, and will speake vnto them, for they haue knowen the way of the Lord, and the iudgement of their God: but these haue altogether broken the yoke, and burst the bondes.
6 Wherfore a lyon out of the forrest shall slay them, and a wolfe of the euenings shall spoile them, a leopard shall watch ouer their cities: euery one that goeth out thence shalbe torne in pieces, because their transgressions are many, and their backeslidings are increased.6
7 ¶ How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children haue forsaken mee, and sworne by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adulterie, and assembled themselues by troupes in the harlots houses.
15 Loe, I will bring a nation vpon you from farre, O house of Israel, saith the Lord: it is a mighty nation, it is an ancient nation, a nation whose language thou knowest not, neither vnderstandest what they say.15
17 And they shall eate vp thine haruest and thy bread, which thy sonnes and thy daughters should eate: they shall eate vp thy flockes and thine heards: they shall eate vp thy vines and thy figtrees: they shall impouerish thy fenced cities wherein thou trustedst, with the sword.17
19 ¶ And it shall come to passe when yee shall say; Wherefore doth the Lord our God all these things vnto vs? then shalt thou answere them; Like as ye haue forsaken me, & serued strange Gods in your land; so shall yee serue strangers in a land that is not yours.19
22 Feare yee not mee, saith the Lord ? Will yee not tremble at my presence, which haue placed the sand for the bound of the sea, by a perpetuall decree that it cannot passe it, and though the waues thereof tosse themselues, yet can they not preuaile, though they roare, yet can they not passe ouer it?22
28 They are waxen fat, they shine: yea they ouerpasse the deedes of the wicked: they iudge not the cause, the cause of the fatherlesse, yet they prosper: and the right of the needy doe they not iudge.28
Jeremiah Chapter 5 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
3 Isai.9.13. chap. 2. 30.
6 Or, deserts. , Heb. are strong.
8 Ezek.22. 11.
12 Isai. 28.15.
14 Cha. 1.9.
15 Deut. 28. 49. cha. 1. 15. and 6. 22.
17 Leu.26. 16. deut. 28.31.33.
19 Cha.16.10 and 13.22.
21 Isai. 6.9. matth. 13. 14. acts 28. 26. rom.11. 8. ioh.12. 40. , Heb. heart.
22 Iob.38. 10, 11. psal. 104.9.
24 Deut.11. 14.
26 Or, they pry as foulers lie in waite.
27 Or, coupe.
28 Deut. 32. 15. , Isai.1. 23. zac. 7.10.
30 Or, astonishmen and filthinesse.
31 Chap.14. 18. and 23. 25.26. ez. 13.6. , Or, take into their hands.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania
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