1 The Word which Jeremias the Prophet spoke to Baruch son of Nerias, when he wrote these words in the book from the mouth of Jeremias, in the fourth year of Joakim the son of Josias king of Juda.
2 Thus has the Lord said 1to thee, O Baruch. 3 Whereas thou hast said, Alas! alas! for the Lord has laid a grievous trouble upon me; I lay down in groaning, I found no rest; 4 say thou to him, Thus saith the Lord; Behold, I pull down those whom I have built up, and I pluck up those whom I have planted. 5 And wilt thou seek great things for thyself? seek them not: for, behold, I bring evil upon all flesh, saith the Lord: but I will give to thee thy life 2for a spoil in every place whither thou shalt go.
It was the twenty-first ear of Sedekias, when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Amitaal, the daughter of Jeremias, of Lobena.
4 And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the ninth month, on the tenth day of the month, that Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon came, and all his host, against Jerusalem, and they made a rampart round it, and built 3a wall round about it with large stones.
5 So the city was besieged, until the
12 And in the fifth month, on the tenth day of the month, Nabuzardan the captain of the guard, who waited on the king of Babylon, came to Jerusalem; 13 and he burnt the house of the Lord, and the king's house; and all the houses of the city, and every great house he burnt with fire. 14 And the host of the Chaldeans that was with the captain of the guard pulled down all the wall of Jerusalem round about. 16 But the captain of the guard left the remnant of the people to be vinedressers and husbandmen.
17 And the Chaldeans broke in pieces the brazen pillars that were in the house of the Lord, and the bases, and the brazen sea that was in the house of the Lord, and they took the brass thereof, and carried it away to Babylon. 18 Also the rim, and the bowls, and the flesh-hooks, and all the brazen vessels, wherewith they ministered; 19 and the basons, and the snuffers, and the oil-funnels, and the 4candlesticks, and the censers, and the cups, the golden, of gold, and the silver, of silver, the captain of the guard took away. 20 And the two pillars, and the one sea, and the twelve brazen oxen under the sea, which things king Solomon made for the house of the Lord; the brass of which articles was without weight.
21 And as for the pillars, the height of one pillar was thirty-five cubits; and a line of twelve cubits compassed it round; and the thickness of it all round was four fingers. 22 And there was a brazen chapter upon them, and the length was five cubits, even the height of one Chapiter; and there were on the chapiter round about 5network and pomegranates, all of brass: and correspondingly the second pillar had eight pomegranates to a cubit for the twelve cubits. 23 And the pomegranates were ninety-six on a 6side; and all the pomegranates on the network round about were a hundred.
24 And the captain of the guard took the chief priest, and the second priest, and those that kept the way; 25 and one eunuch, who was 7over the men of war, and seven men
31 And it came to pass in the thirty-seventh year after that Joakim king of Juda had been carried away captive, in the twelfth month, on the four and twentieth day of the month, that Ulæmadachar king of Babylon, in the year in which he began to reign, raised the head of Joakim king of Juda, and 9shaved him, and brought him out of the house where he was kept, 32 and spoke kindly to him, and set his throne above 10the kings that were with him in Babylon, 33 and changed his prison garments: and he ate bread continually before him all the days that he lived. 34 And his appointed portion was given him continually by the king of Babylon from day to day, until the day when he died.
1 Or, for, or, concerning thee.
2 Gr. for a finding.
3 Or, forts.
4 Or, lamp-stands.
5 Gr. a net.
6 Gr. part.
7 Heb. and Alex. + 'he took out of the city.'
8 Gr. face.
9 Or, cut his hair; not in Alex.
10 Alex. + ‘the thrones of.’
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