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And thou, the famous port of Zidon near adjoining, be thou also out of countenance; for the sea, over which Tyre hath wont to rule, hath now disclaimed all benefit of trade and intercourse; and hath professed a barrenness of all further profits, and a cessation of navigation hereafter, whether for the increase of wealth, or for the multiplying of colonies deduced thence.
XXIII. 5 As at the report concerning Egypt, so shall they be sorely pained at the report of Tyre.
As these bordering nations were troubled at the news of Egypt's overthrow, so they shall be extremely afflicted at the like report concerning Tvre.
XXIII. 6 Pass ye over to Tarshish; howl, ye inhabitants of the isle.
All ye inhabitants and neighbour merchants, now turn your trade another way: pass over to Cilicia, and there fix your traffic.
XXIII. 7 Is this your joyous city, whose antiquity is of ancien! days? her own feet shall carry her afar off to sojourn. Is this the glorious and jocund city, that was wont so to boast of her antiquity above all others, as founded by the ancient Phenicians, bevond the memory of records? now, she shall be pulled low enough; for her own feet shall carry her afar off into captivity and exile.
XXIII. 8 Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning city, whose merchants are princes, Sue?'
Say then, in whose power was it, or can it be, to bring this desolation upon the mighty and rich state of Tyre; that royal city, whose merchants are as wealthy as the princes of other countries, &c?
XXIII. 10 Pass through thy land as a river, 0 daughter of Tarshish: there is no more strength.
Pass away through thine own land into captivity, O thou renowned daughter of the sea, as swiftly as a headlong river through his channel: there is no more strength in thee, to liold out, or subsist any longer.
XXIII. 12 Passover to Chittim ;- there also shalt thou have no rest. Got thee for shelter to Cilicia, or to Greece; but there thou shalt have no rest.
XXIII. 13 Behold the land of the Chaldeans; this people was not, till the Assyrian founded it for them that dwell in the wilderness: they set up the towers thereof, they raised up the palaces thereof; and he brought it to ruin.
Behold the Chaldeans and Assyrians: they shall be thy destroyers; neither think thou strange of this, O Tyre; for consider well,the Chaldees were no people of note, till the Assyrians raised them up from a wild unsettled course of life in the wilderness; yet now these Chaldees shall be employed for to overthrow the Assyrians: how much more shall both of them be able to overthrow thee?
XXIII. 15 Tliat Tyre shall be forgotten seventyyears, according to the days of one king: after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an harlot.
Tyre shall lie waste and remain in bondage, according to the just number of years of the captivity of my people, even for the space of seventy years; according to the utmost extent of the life and reign of any one king, in common account; and, after that seventy years expired, Tyre shall begin to draw customers to her, by her plausible allurements, even as a beautiful harlot enticeth her lovers by the voice of her singing. So verse 16. v
XXIII. I7 She shall turn to her hire, and shall commit fornication with all the kingdoms of the world upon theface of the earth. She shall return to her wonted trading, and shall exercise her deceitful and meretricious traffic with all the nations of the world; enriching herself by the uttering of those adulterated commodities, vvnich she shall put off to all other kingdoms.
XXIII. 18 And her merchandise and her hire shall be holiness to the Lord: it shall not be treasured nor laid up; for her merchandise shall be for them that dwell before the Lord, to eat sufficiently, andfor durable clothing.
But, at last, both Tyre itself and her merchandise and trade shall be sincerely consecrated unto the Lord: she shall not covetously scrape together, and lay up treasure for the enriching of herself, but shall distribute it rather, and lay it forth for the benefit and behoof of God's saints.
XXIV. 1 Behold, the Lord maketh the earth empty, and maktth it waste, Hc.
Behold, the Lord will bring great judgments and fearful desolation, upon all the regions round about, &c.
XXIV. 2 And it shall be, aswith the people, so with the priest; Kc. All shall fare alike from the hand of God, for they shall be swept away at once, as well the people as the priest; &c.
XXIV. 10 The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, tic. .
And, as other nations about shall be thus plagued, so even Jerusalem itself shall be broken down, and laid in confusfd beaps, &c.
XXIV. 13 There shall be as the shaking of an olive tree, and as the gleaning grapes when the vintage is done. Yet, there shall be reserved a small number, on whom I will have mercy; as some few olives, that are left upon the tree after the shaking thereof, and some few grapes left growing after the vintage.
XXIV. 14 They shall cry aloud from the sea. They shall sound forth their thankful acknowledgments of God's mercy, and the professions of their holy confidence in him, even from remote countries.
XXIV. 16 From the uttermost parts of the earth have we heard songs, even glory to the righteous. But I said, My leanness, my leanness, woe unto me! the treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.
Even from the Gentiles in all parts of the world have we heard songs of rejoicing, and praises given to the righteous and mer-. I
ciful God. But yet I felt within me a sensible apprehension of the secret complaints of God's Church; in the sense whereof, I could not but cry out, Woe is me! I am even consumed with sorrow, to see the miscarriage of men; to see the bosom-enemies of the Church treacherously conspiring against her.
XXIV. n Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, 0 inhabitant of the earth.
0 ye inhabitants of the earth, there are unavoidable judgments prepared for you: ye shall be sure not to escape the hand of God: he will certainly meet with yo»; and, if you can eschew one plague, yet ye shall be sure to fall into another. So verse 18.
XXIV. 18 For the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do sliake.
For, be ye assured, that the Lord will arm heaven and earth against you; neither shall any place be able to secure you from his judgments.
XXIV. 20 The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.
1 will testify my wrath by fearful earthquakes; whereby the earth shall be so moved, as that it shall totter and reel on all sides, like a drunken man: and so will I revenge the sins of the inhabitants thereof upon them, as that they shall be pressed down under the weight thereof, and not be able to rise any more.
XXIV. 21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall punish the host of the high ones that are on.high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall not forbear to punish the greatest potentates of the earth, as well as the meanest of their subjects: all shall taste alike of his wrath.
XXIV. 22 And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited.
They shall be all shut up in one common destruction, reserved for the just revenge of God; but yet, after the patient enduring of many calamities, shall God, in his great mercy, condescend to have compassion on the remnant of them.
XXIV. 23 Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the Lord of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.
Then the Lord shall be pleased to erect such a glorious government in mount Zion and in Jerusalem, as that it shall put down the glory and brightness of the sun and moon in the heavens: it shall outshine those bright and lightsome planets; when the Messiah shall reign with power and majesty in his Church, before his holy and eminent ministers.
XXV. 2 For thou hast made of a city an heap; of a defenced city a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.
0 God, this is thy just and mighty work: thou canst and dost demolish great and strong cities, at pleasure: thou hast made goodly palaces to be the lodgings of strangers; and those piles again hast thou ruined, never to be repaired.
XXV. 4 When the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.
Thou art a sure refuge for the poor oppressed, when the blast of fierce and terrible tyrants beats upon them furiously, as a storm beats against a wall.
XXV. 5 Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers, <w a heat in a dry place; even the heat with the shadow of a cloud: the branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low. Thou shalt abate the rage of violent enemies: if their fury be as some scorching heat in a dry soil, thy mercy shall be as the shadow of a comfortable cloud to refresh them; so as those, that made account to triumph and tyrannize over thy Church, shall be con founded.
XXV. 6 And in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat thingsfull of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined. * And in this mountain, the figure of the Church, shall the Lord of Hosts make a gracious and blessed feast to both Jews and Gentiles, in which he shall feed them with all spiritual delicates, whereby they shall be nourished to everlasting life.
XXV. 7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations.
And he will, by that Gospel which shall go forth from his mountain of Zion, remove all that vail of ignorance, which is cast over the faces of all people; so as they shall clearly see the great and wonderful mysteries of Salvation.
XXV. 8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off allfaces; and the rebuke of his people shall he takeaway from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it.
And the life, that he will give to his chosen, shall be a glorious and perpetual one; such a one, as shall triumph over death and alteration; in the issue whereof, all causes of mourning and all pretences of reproach which are wont to be cast upon God's people, shall be utterly and fully removed.
XXV. 10 For in this mountain shall the hand of tha Lord rest, and Moab shall be trodden down under him, even as straw is trodden far the dunghill.
For God shall settle his abode in his Church for ever; and shall tread down all (he most malicious enemies thereof, even as straw is trodden in the dunghill, to make compost for the earth.
XXV. 11 And he shall spread forth his hands in the midst of them, as he that swimmeth spreadeth forth his hands to swim. And he shall stretch forth his hand against them for their destruction to inwrap them in his judgments, even as, &c.
XXV. 12 And the fortress of the high fort of thy walls shall he bring down, lay low, and bring to the ground, even to the dust. And the strong fortress of that high fort of thine, © Moab, wherein thou didst so much pride thyself, as impregnable, shall he bring down and lay level with the dust.
XXVI. 1 In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Juduh; We have a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks.
In the day of the return from captivity, shall my people sing in the land of Judah, where they are replanted, this song; We have now a strong city: Jerusalem is abundantly fortified: the protection and safeguard of the Lord shall be and are, the walls and bulwarks thereof.
XXVI. 2 Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.
Jerusalem hath been lewdly inhabited; but now, after the gates thereof have been so long broken down and are re-edified, they shall be set open to receive righteous, inoffensive, and conscionable inhabitants.
XXVI. 3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee.
O God, thou wilt continue true peace and happiness to that man, 'whose heart is fastened upon thee.
XXVI. 9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early. There is no time, that I have held unseasonable to think of thee, and to long for thee: even in the night season, when others sleep, hath my soul been taken up with thee.
XXVI. 10 Let favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: in the landof uprightness will he deal unjustly. Howsoever it pleuseth the long-suffering and merciful God to shew favour to the wicked, in forbearing them, in provoking them with benefits, yet will they not be reclaimed and amended; but, in the holiest place, and notwithstanding the most powerful means, will they practise lewdness, &c.
XXVI. 11 Yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them. Yea, that fire of thy wrath, which thou reservest for thine enemies, shall devour them. *
XXVI. 12 Lord, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all our works in us.
Lord, thou wilt work out our peace and felicity, and wilt accordingly continue it to us; for thou also hast done great things for us, and hast brought about all our affairs.
'XXVI. 13 0 Lord our God, other lords beside thee have had dominion over us: but by thee only will we make mention of thy name.
O Lord, we, who had not the grace to submit ourselves wholly to thy governance, have been justly given over to the tyranny of wicked rulers, who have exacted sinful obedience from us; but