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Baruch 2Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

For which thing our Lord God setted steadfastly his word [or For which thing ordained the Lord our God his word], which he spake to us, and to our judges, that deemed in Israel, and to our kings, and to our princes, and to all Israel and Judah;

that the Lord should bring on us great evils, that were not done under heaven, as those be done in Jerusalem; by those things that be written in the law of Moses, [that the Lord should bring to upon us great evils, that be not done under heaven, as be done in Jerusalem; after that be written in the law of Moses,]

that a man should eat the fleshes of his (own) son, and the fleshes of his (own) daughter. [that a man should eat the flesh of his son, and the flesh of his daughter.]

And he gave them into the hand of all (the) kings, that be in our compass, into shame [or into reproof], and into desolation in all peoples, among which the Lord scattered us.

And we be made beneath, and not above; for we sinned to our Lord God, in not obeying to the voice of him. [And we be made underneath, and not above; for we have sinned to the Lord our God, not well-hearing the voice of him.]

Rightfulness is to our Lord God, but shame of face is to us and to our fathers, as this day (it) is. [To the Lord our God rightwiseness, to us forsooth and to our fathers shame of the face, as (it) is this day.]

For the Lord spake on us all these evils, that came on us. [For the Lord spake upon us all these evils, that came upon us.]

And we besought not the face of our Lord God, that we should turn again, each of us from our worst ways. [And we lowly prayed not the face of the Lord our God, that we should turn again, each of us from our worst ways.]

And the Lord waked in evils (or watched for evils), and brought those on us; for the Lord is just in all his works, which he commanded to us. [And the Lord woke in evils, and brought them upon us; for rightwise is the Lord in all his works that he sent to us.]

10 And we heard not the voice of him, that we should go in the commandments of the Lord, which he gave before our face.

11 And now, Lord God of Israel, that leddest thy people out of the land of Egypt in (or with) a strong hand, and in (or with) miracles, and in (or with) great wonders, and in thy great virtue (or with thy great power), and in (or with) an high arm, and madest to thee a name, as this day (it) is; [And now, Lord God of Israel, that broughtest out thy people from the land of Egypt in a strong hand, and in signs, and in wonders, and in thy great virtue, and in an high arm, and madest to thee a name, as (it) is this day;]

12 we have sinned, we have done unfaithfully, we have done wickedly, our Lord God, in all thy rightfulnesses. [we have sinned, unpiously we have borne us, wickedly we have done, Lord our God, in all thy rightwisenesses.]

13 (Let) Thy wrath be turned away from us; for we be left a few among (the) heathen men, where thou hast scattered us. [Be turned away thy wrath from us; for we be left a few among Gentiles, where thou hast scattered us.]

14 Lord, hear thou our askings, and our prayers, and lead us out for thee; and give thou to us to find grace before the face of them, that led us away; [Hear, Lord, our prayers, and our orisons, and bring us out for thee; and give to us to find grace before the face of them, that led us away;]

15 (so) that all (the) earth know, that thou art our Lord God, and that thy name is called to help on Israel, and on the kin of him (or that thy name is called on for help by Israel, and by his kin). [that all earth know, for thou art Lord our God, and for thy name is inwardly called upon Israel, and upon the kind of him.]

16 Lord, behold thou from thine holy house on us, and bow down thine ear, and hear us.

17 Open thine eyes, and see; for not (the) dead men that be in hell (or in the grave), whose spirit is taken from their entrails, shall give honour and justifying to the Lord; [Open thine eyes, and see; for not the dead that be in hell, whose spirit is taken from their bowels, shall give worship and justifying to the Lord;]

18 but a soul which is sorry on the greatness of evil, and goeth bowed, and sick (or feeble), and eyes failing, and an hungry soul, giveth glory to thee, and rightfulness to the Lord. [but the soul that is sorry upon the muchliness of evil, and goeth bowed, and meeked, and the eyes failing, and the soul hungering, giveth to thee glory, and rightwiseness, Lord.]

19 For not by [or after] the rightwisenesses of our fathers we poured out prayers, and asked (for) mercy before thy sight, our Lord God [or Lord our God];

20 but for thou sentest thy wrath and thy strong vengeance on us, as thou spakest in the hands of thy children (the) prophets (or as thou spakest by thy servants the prophets), and saidest, [or saying],

21 Thus saith the Lord, Bow ye your shoulder[s], and your neck(s) [or your nolls], and do ye travail to (or for) the king of Babylon; and ye shall sit in the land, which I gave to your fathers.

22 That (or But) if ye do not, neither hear the voice of your Lord God, to work to (or for) the king of Babylon, [That (or But) if ye shall not do, nor hear the voice of the Lord our God, to work to (or for) the king of Babylon,]

23 I shall make your failing from the cities of Judah, and from the gates of Jerusalem; and I shall take away from you the voice of gladness [or the voice of mirth], and the voice of joy, and the voice of (the) spouse, and the voice of (the) spousess; and all the land shall be without step of them that dwell therein [or from the dwellers in to it].

24 And they heard not thy voice, that they should work to (or for) the king of Babylon; and (so) thou hast set steadfastly thy words, which thou spakest in the hands of thy children, (the) prophets (or which thou spakest by thy servants the prophets); that the bones of our kings, and the bones of our fathers should be borne over [or translated] from their place.

25 And lo! they be cast forth in the heat of the sun, and in the frost of the night; and men be dead [or and they be dead] in the worst sorrows, in hunger, and in sword, and in sending out.

26 And thou hast set (or hast brought down low) the temple in which thy name was called to (or for) help, as this day showeth, for the wickedness of the house of Israel, and of the house of Judah.

27 And thou, our Lord God, hast done in (or with) us by all thy goodness, and by all that great merciful doing of thee, [And thou hast done in (or with) us, Lord our God, after all thy goodness, and after all that thy great mercy doing,]

28 as thou spakest in the hand of thy child Moses (or as thou spakest by thy servant Moses), in the day in which thou commandedest to him to write thy law before the sons of Israel, and saidest, [or saying],

29 If ye hear not my voice, this great adorning and much shall be turned into the least among (the) heathen men, whither I shall scatter them. [If ye shall not hear my voice, this great multitude shall be turned into the least folk of kind, for them I shall scatter;(.)]

30 For I knew, that the people shall not hear me, for it is a people of (or with) [an] hard noll. And it (or But they) shall (re)turn to their heart(s) in the land of their captivity;

31 and they shall know, that I am the Lord God of them. And I shall give to them an heart, and they shall understand, and ears, and they shall hear.

32 And they shall praise me in the land of their captivity, and they shall be mindful of my name.

33 [And] They shall turn away themselves from their hard back, and from their wickednesses; for they shall have mind of [or they shall remember] the way of their fathers, that sinned against me.

34 And I shall again-call them into the land, which I swore to give to the fathers of them, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and they shall be lords of it. And I shall multiply them, and they [shall] not be made less.

35 And I shall ordain to them another testament everlasting [or And I shall set to them a testament ever-enduring], that I be to them into God, and they shall be to me into a people. And I shall no more move my people, the sons of Israel, from the land which I gave to them.

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