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XVI. 12 And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is weary on the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray; but he shall not prevail.
It shall come to pass, that Moab, finding no relief in the petty idols of his high places, shall come to his chief sanctuary, to implore the aid of Chemosh, his god; but he shall not prevail.
XVI. 14 Within three years, as the years of an hireling, and the glory of Moab shall be contemned.
Within three years, which shall be as precisely set and observed as the hireling uses to keep account of the time agreed upon for his service, all the glory of Moab shall be dashed, &c.
XVII. 2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shallmake them afraid. The cities of Aroer, in the region of Syria, shall be forsaken and turned desolate: nothing shall be seen there but cots for shepherds, and their flocks, which shall feed in those solitary plains, without fear.
XVII. 3 The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdomfrom Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the children of Israel, saith the Lord O/ hosts. And since Israel and Syria will be joining together against Judah, I will be avenged on them both: Ephraim, which is the prime tribe of Israel, shall lose his strength; and Damascus, the prime city of Syria, shall lose his kingdom; and so shall all Syria: it shall speed like to Israel, which it hath enticed to join in this unjust war.
XVII. 5 And it shall be as when the harvest-man gathereth the corn, and reapeth the ears with his arm; and it shall be as he that gathereth ears in the valley of Rephaim.
And it shall be, as when the harvest-man gathereth close within his arm all those stalks of corn, which he can reach, that he may cut them off together; so shall the enemy deal with Israel: he shall cut them off, at once; even as a labourer's sickle cuts the ears of corn, in the fruitful valley of Rephaim, where they stand thickest together.
XVII. 6 Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking ef an olive tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outmost fruitful branches thereof, saith the Lord God of Israel.
Yet) as in a field, after the most careful harvest-man, there will be some gleanings left; and some grapes, after the gathering of the vintage, may be hid under the leaves; and some olives left upon the out-boughs, after the tree is most shaken; so shall it be here with Israel: some few of them shall yet be reserved, after the common destruction.'
XVII. 1 At that day shall a man look to his Maker. And this correction shall have so prevailed, that now the remaining Israelites shall look up to their Maker.
XVII. 9 In that day shall his strong cities be as a forsaken bough, and an uppermost'branch, which they left because of the children of Israel: and there shall be desolation.
In that day shall the strong/citiOs of the ten tribes be left unpeopled and waste; even as a bough, whose olives are shaken off; whose branch yet shall be left still, for the sake of those Israelites, which I will reserve.
XVII. 11 In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish: but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow. Thou mayest bestow thy best husbandry upon thy plants and upon thy seed, and expect a plentiful increase; but when it shall come to the harvest, thy hopes shall be utterly disappointed; and thou shalt fmd nothing, but cause of sorrow and humiliation.
XVII. 12 Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas.
Woe be to that great and numerous army of the Assyrians and Ethiopians, which come up against Jerusalem, whose noise is loud and hideous, like the noise of the sea.
XVII. 13 The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters. The several nations, which shall be confederate against Judah, shall rush like the gushing of many waters.
XVII. 14 Andoehold at evening tide trouble: and before the morning he is not.
Behold, in the evening, there is horror, and confusion, in the host, through the slaughter made by the angel of God; and in the morning, there is not one left of a hundred fourscore and five thousand men.
XVIII. 1 Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia:
Woe to the land of Ethiopia; and that part especially, which is comprehended in Egypt, and the maritime coast; whose frequent shipping doth shadow, as it were, other nations with her sails:
XVIII. 2 That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushes upon the water, saying, Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; Hc.
That sendeth ambassadors by sea, in vessels fit for that purpose, artificially framed of bulrushes, to avoid the danger of that rocky passage; to call together united nations from remote parts, to come up against that miserable and spoiled people of the Jews; whose land is overrun and overspread with an inundation of enemies.
XVIII. 3 All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains; and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye.
Let all the inhabitants of the world, every where, take notice of the Lord's revenge, which he will take of the enemies of his people; when he therefore lifts up his ensign on high, and bloweth his trumpet to call his troops to this battle, let all men consider and observe the certain and terrible success.
XVIII. 4 For so the Lord said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest. I will for a time forbear judgment, and be as a mere looker on, acting nothing; but, in the mean time, I will have an eye to my Church and people, and will be to them as a kindly heat is to the drooping herbs, or as a sweet dew in the scorching heat of harvest.
XVIII. 5 For afore the harvest, when the bud is perfect and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall both cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away and cut down the branches. Meanwhile, if their enemies prosper for a time, it shall not always be so; for when their hopes are come to the height, he shall defeat them: immediately before the autumn, when the bud is come to perfection, when the grape is upon the point of ripening, I will cut offtheir sprigs and boughs with pruning knives, and disappoint all their expectation.
XVIII. 6 They shall be left together unto the fowls of the mountains, and to the beasts of the earth: and the fowls shall summer upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them. The carcasses of their enemies shall be cast out as dung; and shall be a prey, both to the fowls of the mountains, and the beasts of the field; and lie there rotting, both in the summer and winter, till they be consumed.
XVIII. 7 In that time shall the present be brought unto the Lord of hosts of a people scattered and peeled, and from a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled, to the place of tlie nameoj the Lord of hosts, the mount Zion.
In that day, through the mercy of God remembering the miseries of his people, the remaining Jews shall offer themselves to him, as a holy, lively, acceptable sacrifice: even that despised and forlorn people of the Jews, that hath undergone all the despites and oppressions of nations, and been overwhelmed with the multitude of enemies, shall devote themselves to the Lord in mount Zion, and his holy temple.
XIX. 1 Behold, the Lord rideth upon a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it. Behold, the Lord comes, with a wonderful swiftness and unresistible power, to be revenged upon Egypt; and the idols of the Egyptians shall be cast down before him, and the hearts of the Egyptians shall be utterly dismayed.
XIX. 4 And the Egyptians will I give over into the hand of a cruel lord; and a fierce king shall rule over them. And I will give over the Egyptians into the hands of cruel tyrants, which shall oppress them, as they have done my people heretofore; both of their own, and of the Assyrians, &c.
XIX. 5 And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall be wasted and dried up. .
And, whereas they trust in the beneficial waters of Nilus, which give them both plenty and protection, behold, their hopes shall deceive them; for those waters shall be intercepted and dried up.
XIX. 6 And they shall turn the rivers far away; and the brooks of defence shall be emptied and dried up: the reeds and flags shall wither.
Even their channels shall be quite emptied, and the waters derived into other streams; so as the mud thereof shall be hardened; and the reeds and flags, which grew therein, shall be quite withered. ^
XIX. 7 The paper reeds by the brooks, by the mouth of the brooks, and every thing sown by the brooks, shall wither, be driven away, and be no more.
That plant, which yieldeth the rich commodity of paper, which grows along the brooks; and every other thing, which is set or sown by those otherwise fruitful banks; shall-now, through extremity of drought, be destroyed and lost.
XIX. 9 Moreover they that work in fine flax, and they that weave networks, shall be confounded.
Moreover, through the failing of Nilus, all those curious and wealthy trades of them, who work in fine flax and weave networks, the matter whereof had wont to be imported by those streams, shall be utterly undone and disappointed.
XIX. 10 And they shall be broken in the purposes thereof, all that make sluices and ponds for fish.
All they, that live upon the benefit of their fishponds and sluices, preserving in these commodious stews those fishes which they take and sell for advantage of gain, shall be now defeated of their trade.
XIX. 11 Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of the wise counscllers of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say ye unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kmgs? Where now are those wise counsellors and great peers of Egypt, that made themselves so sure and safe against all events? I do now, by commission from God, tell them, they are no better than fools; yea, than brutish: to what good issue are their fond brags now come, wherein they suggested unto Pharaoh the glory of his wisdom, and of his princely descent?
XIX. 14 The Lord hath mingled a perverse spirit in the midst thereof: and they have caused Egypt to err in every work thereof, as a drunken man staggereth in his vomit.
The Lord, in his justice, hath given them up to a spirit of giddiness and perverseness; justly punishing their pride, with the seduction of their leaders, who have caused Egypt to go wrong in all their enterprises; even as a man extremely drunk reeleth and staggereth out of his way.
XIX. 15 Neither shall there be any work for Egypt, which the head or tail, branch or rush, may do.
Nothing shall come to any good effect, which the Egyptians shall undertake, from the highest to the lowest: all their attempts shall be nnprosperous.
XIX. 16 In that day shall Egypt be like unto women: and it shall be a/raid, and fear because of the shaking of the hand of the Lord of hosts, which he shaketh over it.
In that day shall the Lord daunt the spirits of the Egyptians, so as they shall become weak and faint-hearted like women; and this shall be caused through their astonishment, and fear of the imminent judgments of God.
XIX. 18 In that day shallfive cities in the land of Egypt speak the language of Canaan, and swear to the Lord of hosts; one shall be called, The city of destruction.
Yet, even upon Egypt itself will God have mercy and compassion; and shall, of six cities of theirs, preserve five still for himself; which shall be reclaimed from their superstition, and conspire in their holy worship and service with God's people, and swear by no other name but his: only one of them shall be called, A city rejected and destroyed.
XIX. 19 In that day shall there be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the Lor.d.
And the true religion of God shall be established and flourish, in the midst of the land of Egypt; and in the utmost borders thereof, shall be monuments of their holy devotion to the Lord.
XIX. 20 And he shall send them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them.
He shall send them a temporal deliverer from their outward oppressions; and, at the last, a spiritual Saviour, and Almighty Redeemer from the ghostly bondage of sin and Satan.
XIX. 23 In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians.
Neither shall this mercy be confined to Egypt alone, but shall extend itself to other nations, no less averse from God than it: both Egypt and Assyria shall have free intercourse with each other, and shall communicate mutually in the same holy profession.
XIX. 24 In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land.
And in that day Israel shall come in as a third nation, to join with them both; so as Israel, Egypt, and Assyria shall be blessed all together, and in each other, with a holy conjunction of mind, in one and the same truth of religion.
XX. 1 In the year that Tartan came unto Ashdod, (when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him, J Mc.
In the year that Tartan, the great Assyrian captain, came unto