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The Prophets of The Exile

(Category 10 of 16)

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CHAPTER 45 References

1 aJer. 36:1, 4,
32 bJer. 32:12,
16; 43:3 cJer.
25:1; 36:1;
46:2 1Lit. from
3 aPs. 6:6;
69:3; [2 Cor.
4:1, 16; Gal.
6:9] 4 aIs. 5:5; Jer.
1:10; 11:17;
18:7–10; 31:28
5 aJer. 25:26
bJer. 21:9;
38:2; 39:18

CHAPTER 46 References

1 aJer. 25:15
2 aJer.
Ezek. 29:2—
32:32 b2 Kin.
c2 Kin. 23:29;
24:7; 2 Chr.
35:20 dJer.
3 1Set in order
2A small
4 aIs. 21:5; Jer.
51:11, 12; Joel
3:9; Nah. 2:1;
5 aJer. 49:29
6 aJer. 46:12,
16; Dan. 11:19
7 aIs. 8:7, 8;
Jer. 47:2; Dan.

Assurance to Baruch


1 The aword that Jeremiah the prophet spoke to bBaruch the son of Neriah, when he had written these words in a book 1at the instruction of Jeremiah, in the cfourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, saying,
2 “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, to you, O Baruch:
3 ‘You said, “Woe is me now! For the LORD has added grief to my sorrow. I afainted in my sighing, and I find no rest.” ’
4 “Thus you shall say to him, ‘Thus says the LORD: “Behold, awhat I have built I will break down, and what I have planted I will pluck up, that is, this whole land.
5 “And do you seek great things for yourself? Do not seek them; for behold, aI will bring adversity on all flesh,” says the LORD. “But I will give your blife to you as a prize in all places, wherever you go.” ’ ”

Judgment on Egypt


1 The word of the LORD which came to Jeremiah the prophet against athe nations.
2 Against aEgypt. bConcerning the army of Pharaoh Necho, king of Egypt, which was by the River Euphrates in Carchemish, and which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon cdefeated in the dfourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah:

3 “Order1 the 2buckler and shield, And draw near to battle!
4 Harness the horses, And mount up, you horsemen! Stand forth with your helmets, Polish the spears, aPut on the armor!
5 Why have I seen them dismayed and turned back? Their mighty ones are beaten down; They have speedily fled, And did not look back, For afear was all around,” says the LORD.
6 “Do not let the swift flee away, Nor the mighty man escape; They will astumble and fall Toward the north, by the River Euphrates.

7 “Who is this coming up alike a flood, Whose waters move like the rivers?
8 Egypt rises up like a flood, And its waters move like the rivers; And he says, ‘I will go up and cover the earth, I will destroy the city and its inhabitants.’
9 Come up, O horses, and rage, O chariots!

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And let the mighty men come forth: 1The Ethiopians and 2the Libyans who handle the shield, And the Lydians awho handle and bend the bow.
10 For this is athe day of the Lord GOD of hosts, A day of vengeance, That He may avenge Himself on His adversaries. bThe sword shall devour; It shall be 1satiated and made drunk with their blood; For the Lord GOD of hosts chas a sacrifice In the north country by the River Euphrates.

11 “Goa up to Gilead and take balm, bO virgin, the daughter of Egypt; In vain you will use many medicines; cYou shall not be cured.
12 The nations have heard of your ashame, And your cry has filled the land; For the mighty man has stumbled against the mighty; They both have fallen together.”

Babylonia Will Strike Egypt

13 The word that the LORD spoke to Jeremiah the prophet, how Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon would come and astrike the land of Egypt.

14 “Declare in Egypt, and proclaim in aMigdol; Proclaim in 1Noph and in bTahpanhes; Say, ‘Stand fast and prepare yourselves, For the sword devours all around you.’
15 Why are your valiant men swept away? They did not stand Because the LORD drove them away.
16 He made many fall; Yes, aone fell upon another. And they said, ‘Arise! bLet us go back to our own people And to the land of our nativity From the oppressing sword.’
17 They cried there, ‘Pharaoh, king of Egypt, is but a noise. He has passed by the appointed time!’

18 “As I live,” says the King, aWhose name is the LORD of hosts, “Surely as Tabor is among the mountains

9 aIs. 66:19
1Heb. Cush
2Heb. Put
10 aIs. 13:6;
Joel 1:15
bDeut. 32:42;
Is. 31:8; Jer.
12:12 cIs. 34:6;
Zeph. 1:7;
Ezek. 39:17
1Filled to the
11 aJer. 8:22
bIs. 47:1; Jer.
31:4, 21
cEzek. 30:21
12 aJer. 2:36;
Nah. 3:8–10
13 aIs. 19:1;
Jer. 43:10, 11;
Ezek. 29:1–21
14 aJer. 44:1
bEzek. 30:18
16 aLev. 26:36,
37; Jer. 46:6
bJer. 51:9
18 aIs. 47:4;
Jer. 48:15;
Mal. 1:14
19 aJer. 48:18
bIs. 20:4
20 aHos. 10:11
bJer. 1:14
21 a[Ps. 37:13];
Jer. 50:27 1Lit.
calves of the
22 a[Is. 29:4] 23 aIs. 10:34
bJudg. 6:5;
7:12; Joel 2:25
24 aJer. 1:15
25 aEzek.
Nah. 3:8 bEx.
12:12; Jer.
43:12, 13;
Ezek. 30:13;
Zeph. 2:11 cIs.
30:1–5; 31:1–3
1A sun god
26 aJer. 44:30;
Ezek. 32:11
27 aIs. 41:13,
14; 43:5; 44:2;
Jer. 30:10, 11
bIs. 11:11; Jer.
23:3, 4; Mic.


And as Carmel by the sea, so he shall come.
19 O ayou daughter dwelling in Egypt, Prepare yourself bto go into captivity! For 1Noph shall be waste and desolate, without inhabitant.

20 “Egypt is a very pretty aheifer, But destruction comes, it comes bfrom the north.
21 Also her mercenaries are in her midst like 1fat bulls, For they also are turned back, They have fled away together. They did not stand, For athe day of their calamity had come upon them, The time of their punishment.
22 aHer noise shall go like a serpent, For they shall march with an army And come against her with axes, Like those who chop wood.

23 “They shall acut down her forest,” says the LORD, “Though it cannot be searched, Because they are innumerable, And more numerous than bgrasshoppers.
24 The daughter of Egypt shall be ashamed; She shall be delivered into the hand Of athe people of the north.”

25 The LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, says: “Behold, I will bring punishment on 1Amon of aNo,2 and Pharaoh and Egypt, bwith their gods and their kings—Pharaoh and those who ctrust in him.
26 a“And I will deliver them into the hand of those who seek their lives, into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and the hand of his servants. bAfterward it shall be inhabited as in the days of old,” says the LORD.

God Will Preserve Israel

27 “Buta do not fear, O My servant Jacob, And do not be dismayed, O Israel! For behold, I will bsave you from afar, And your offspring from the land of their captivity; Jacob shall return, have rest and be at ease; No one shall make him afraid.
28 Do not fear, O Jacob My servant,” says the LORD, “For I am with you; For I will make a complete end of all the nations To which I have driven you,

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But I will not make aa complete end of you. I will rightly bcorrect you, For I will not leave you wholly unpunished.”

Judgment on Philistia


1 The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet aagainst the Philistines, bbefore Pharaoh attacked Gaza.
2 Thus says the LORD:

“Behold, awaters rise bout of the north, And shall be an overflowing flood; They shall overflow the land and all that is in it, The city and those who dwell within; Then the men shall cry, And all the inhabitants of the land shall wail.
3 At the anoise of the stamping hooves of his strong horses, At the rushing of his chariots, At the rumbling of his wheels, The fathers will not look back for their children, 1Lacking courage,
4 Because of the day that comes to plunder all the aPhilistines, To cut off from bTyre and Sidon every helper who remains; For the LORD shall plunder the Philistines, cThe remnant of the country of dCaphtor.1
5 aBaldness has come upon Gaza, bAshkelon is cut off With the remnant of their valley. How long will you cut yourself?

6 “O you asword of the LORD, How long until you are quiet? Put yourself up into your scabbard, Rest and be still!
7 How can 1it be quiet, Seeing the LORD has agiven it a charge Against Ashkelon and against the seashore? There He has bappointed it.”

Judgment on Moab


1 Against aMoab. Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel:

“Woe to bNebo! For it is plundered, cKirjathaim is shamed and taken; 1The high stronghold is shamed and dismayed
2 aNo more praise of Moab. In bHeshbon they have devised evil against her: ‘Come, and let us cut her off as a nation.’

28 aAmos 9:8,
9 bJer. 30:11

CHAPTER 47 References

1 aZeph. 2:4, 5
bAmos 1:6
2 aIs. 8:7, 8
bJer. 1:14
3 aJer. 8:16
1Lit. From
sinking hands
4 aIs. 14:29–31
bJer. 25:22
cEzek. 25:16
dGen. 10:14
in Asia Minor
5 aMic. 1:16
bJer. 25:20
6 aEzek.
7 aEzek. 14:17
bMic. 6:9 1Lit.

CHAPTER 48 References

1 aIs. 15:1—
16:14; 25:10
bIs. 15:2
cNum. 32:37
1Heb. Misgab
2 aIs. 16:14
bJer. 49:3 cIs.
10:31 1A city
of Moab
3 aIs. 15:5
4 1So with
MT, Tg.,Vg.;
LXX Proclaim
it in Zoar
5 aIs. 15:5
6 aJer. 17:6
1Or Aroer, a
city of Moab
7 aJer. 9:23
bJer. 48:7
cJer. 49:3
8 aJer. 6:26
9 aPs. 55:6
10 a1 Sam.
11 aZeph. 1:12
1Heb. uses
masc. and
fem. pronouns
this chapter.
12 1Lit. tippers
of wine bottles
13 a1 Kin. 11:7
bHos. 10:6
c1 Kin. 12:29;
14 aIs. 16:6

You also shall be cut down, O cMadmen!1 The sword shall pursue you;
3 A voice of crying shall be from aHoronaim: ‘Plundering and great destruction!’

4 “Moab is destroyed; 1Her little ones have caused a cry to be heard;
5 aFor in the Ascent of Luhith they ascend with continual weeping; For in the descent of Horonaim the enemies have heard a cry of destruction.

6 “Flee, save your lives! And be like 1the ajuniper in the wilderness.
7 For because you have trusted in your works and your atreasures, You also shall be taken. And bChemosh shall go forth into captivity, His cpriests and his princes together.
8 And athe plunderer shall come against every city; No one shall escape. The valley also shall perish, And the plain shall be destroyed, As the LORD has spoken.

9 “Givea wings to Moab, That she may flee and get away; For her cities shall be desolate, Without any to dwell in them.
10 aCursed is he who does the work of the LORD deceitfully, And cursed is he who keeps back his sword from blood.

11 “Moab has been at ease from 1his youth; He ahas settled on his dregs, And has not been emptied from vessel to vessel, Nor has he gone into captivity. Therefore his taste remained in him, And his scent has not changed.

12 “Therefore behold, the days are coming,” says the LORD, “That I shall send him 1wine-workers Who will tip him over And empty his vessels And break the bottles.
13 Moab shall be ashamed of aChemosh, As the house of Israel bwas ashamed of cBethel, their confidence.

14 “How can you say, a‘We are mighty

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And strong men for the war’?
15 Moab is plundered and gone up from her cities; Her chosen young men have agone down to the slaughter,” says bthe King, Whose name is the LORD of hosts.

16 “The calamity of Moab is near at hand, And his affliction comes quickly.
17 Bemoan him, all you who are around him; And all you who know his name, Say, a‘How the strong staff is broken, The beautiful rod!’

18 “O adaughter inhabiting bDibon, Come down from your glory, And sit in thirst; For the plunderer of Moab has come against you, He has destroyed your strongholds.
19 O inhabitant of aAroer, bStand by the way and watch; Ask him who flees And her who escapes; Say, ‘What has happened?’
20 Moab is shamed, for he is broken down. aWail and cry! Tell it in bArnon, that Moab is plundered.

21 “And judgment has come on the plain country: On Holon and Jahzah and Mephaath,
22 On Dibon and Nebo and Beth Diblathaim,
23 On Kirjathaim and Beth Gamul and Beth Meon,
24 On aKerioth and Bozrah, On all the cities of the land of Moab, Far or near.
25 aThe 1horn of Moab is cut off, And his barm is broken,” says the LORD.

26 “Makea him drunk, Because he exalted himself against the LORD. Moab shall wallow in his vomit, And he shall also be in derision.
27 For awas not Israel a derision to you? bWas he found among thieves? For whenever you speak of him, You shake your head in cscorn.
28 You who dwell in Moab, Leave the cities and adwell in the rock, And be like bthe dove which makes her nest

15 a[Is. 40:30,
31]; Jer. 50:27
bJer. 46:18;
51:57; Mal.
17 aIs. 9:4;
14:4, 5
18 aIs. 47:1
bNum. 21:30;
Josh. 13:9, 17;
Is. 15:2; Jer.
19 aDeut. 2:36;
Josh. 12:2; Is.
17:2 b1 Sam.
4:13, 14, 16
20 aIs. 16:7
bNum. 21:13
24 aJer. 48:41;
Amos 2:2
25 aPs. 75:10;
Zech. 1:19–21
bEzek. 30:21
26 aJer. 25:15
27 aZeph. 2:8
bJer. 2:26
cLam. 2:15;
[Mic. 7:8–10] 28 aPs. 55:6, 7
bSong 2:14
29 aIs. 16:6;
Zeph. 2:8, 10
bJer. 49:16
30 aIs. 16:6;
Jer. 50:36 1idle
31 aIs. 15:5;
16:7, 11 1So
with DSS,
32 aIs. 16:8, 9
bNum. 21:32;
Is. 16:10
33 aIs. 16:10;
Jer. 25:10;
Joel 1:12
34 aIs. 15:4–6
bNum. 32:3,
37 cIs. 15:5, 6
1Or The Third
Eglath, an unknown
Is. 15:5
35 aIs. 15:2;
16:12 1Places
for pagan
36 aIs. 15:5;
16:11 bIs. 15:7
37 aIs. 15:2, 3;
Jer. 16:6; 41:5;
47:5 bGen.
37:34; Is. 15:3;
38 aIs. 15:3
bJer. 22:28


In the sides of the cave’s mouth.

29 “We have heard the apride of Moab (He is exceedingly proud), Of his loftiness and arrogance and bpride, And of the haughtiness of his heart.”

30 “I know his wrath,” says the LORD, “But it is not right; aHis 1lies have made nothing right.
31 Therefore aI will wail for Moab, And I will cry out for all Moab; 1I will mourn for the men of Kir Heres.
32 aO vine of Sibmah! I will weep for you with the weeping of bJazer. Your plants have gone over the sea, They reach to the sea of Jazer. The plunderer has fallen on your summer fruit and your vintage.
33 aJoy and gladness are taken From the plentiful field And from the land of Moab; I have caused wine to 1fail from the winepresses; No one will tread with joyous shouting— Not joyous shouting!

34 “Froma the cry of Heshbon to bElealeh and to Jahaz They have uttered their voice, cFrom Zoar to Horonaim, Like 1a three-year-old heifer; For the waters of Nimrim also shall be desolate.

35 “Moreover,” says the LORD, “I will cause to cease in Moab aThe one who offers sacrifices in the 1high places And burns incense to his gods.
36 Therefore aMy heart shall wail like flutes for Moab, And like flutes My heart shall wail For the men of Kir Heres. Therefore bthe riches they have acquired have perished.

37 “For aevery head shall be bald, and every beard clipped; On all the hands shall be cuts, and bon the loins sackcloth—
38 A general lamentation On all the ahousetops of Moab, And in its streets; For I have bbroken Moab like a vessel in which is no pleasure,” says the LORD.
39 “They shall wail: ‘How she is broken down! How Moab has turned her back with shame!’

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So Moab shall be a derision And a dismay to all those about her.”

40 For thus says the LORD:

“Behold, aone shall fly like an eagle, And bspread his wings over Moab.
41 Kerioth is taken, And the strongholds are surprised; aThe mighty men’s hearts in Moab on that day shall be Like the heart of a woman in birth pangs.
42 And Moab shall be destroyed aas a people, Because he exalted himself against the LORD.
43 aFear and the pit and the snare shall be upon you, O inhabitant of Moab,” says the LORD.
44 “He who flees from the fear shall fall into the pit, And he who gets out of the pit shall be caught in the asnare. For upon Moab, upon it bI will bring The year of their punishment,” says the LORD.

45 “Those who fled stood under the shadow of Heshbon Because of exhaustion. But aa fire shall come out of Heshbon, A flame from the midst of bSihon, And cshall devour the brow of Moab, The crown of the head of the sons of tumult.
46 aWoe to you, O Moab! The people of Chemosh perish; For your sons have been taken captive, And your daughters captive.

47 “Yet I will bring back the captives of Moab aIn the latter days,” says the LORD.

Thus far is the judgment of Moab.

40 aDeut.
28:49; Jer.
49:22; Hos.
8:1; Hab. 1:8
bIs. 8:8
41 aIs. 13:8;
21:3; Jer. 30:6;
Mic. 4:9, 10
42 aPs. 83:4;
Jer. 48:2
43 aIs. 24:17,
18; Lam. 3:47
44 a1 Kin.
19:17; Is.
24:18; Amos
5:19 bJer.
45 aNum.
21:28, 29
bNum. 21:21,
26; Ps. 135:11
cNum. 24:17
46 aNum. 21:29
47 aJer. 49:6,

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A Plea for Deliverance and Forgiveness

A Psalm of David.

1 TO aYou, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
2 O my God, I atrust in You; Let me not be ashamed; bLet not my enemies triumph over me.
3 Indeed, let no one who 1waits on You be ashamed; Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause.

4 aShow me Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths.
5 Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day.

6 Remember, O LORD, aYour tender mercies and Your lovingkindnesses, For they are from of old.
7 Do not remember athe sins of my youth, nor my transgressions; bAccording to Your mercy remember me, For Your goodness’ sake, O LORD.
8 Good and upright is the LORD; Therefore He teaches sinners in the way.
9 The humble He guides in justice, And the humble He teaches His way.
10 All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth, To such as keep His covenant and His testimonies.

PSALM 25 References

1 aPs. 86:4;
2 aPs. 34:8 bPs.
13:4; 41:11
3 1Waits for
You in faith
4 aEx. 33:13;
Ps. 5:8; 27:11;
86:11; 119:27;
6 aPs. 103:17;
7 aJob 13:26;
[Jer. 3:25] bPs.
11 aPs. 31:3;
79:9; 109:21;
12 a[Ps. 25:8;
37:23] 1Or he
2Or he
13 a[Prov.
19:23] bPs.
37:11; 69:36;
Matt. 5:5 1Lit.
14 a[Prov. 3:32;
John 7:17] 15 a[Ps. 123:2;
141:8] 1Lit.
bring out
16 aPs. 69:16
18 a2 Sam.
16:12; Ps. 31:7
19 1violent hatred
22 a[Ps. 130:8]

11 aFor Your name’s sake, O LORD, Pardon my iniquity, for it is great.
12 Who is the man that fears the LORD? aHim shall 1He teach in the way 2He chooses.
13 aHe himself shall dwell in 1prosperity, And bhis descendants shall inherit the earth.
14 aThe secret of the LORD is with those who fear Him, And He will show them His covenant.
15 aMy eyes are ever toward the LORD, For He shall 1pluck my feet out of the net.

16 aTurn Yourself to me, and have mercy on me, For I am 1desolate and afflicted.
17 The troubles of my heart have enlarged; Bring me out of my distresses!
18 aLook on my affliction and my pain, And forgive all my sins.
19 Consider my enemies, for they are many; And they hate me with 1cruel hatred.
20 Keep my soul, and deliver me; Let me not be ashamed, for I put my trust in You.
21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, For I wait for You.

22 aRedeem Israel, O God, Out of all their troubles!




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