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XLIV. 17 To burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings, &V.

To burn incense to the sun or moon, and to offer sacrifices unto them.

XLIV. 19 Did we pour out these drink offerings unto her, without our husbands?

Did not our husbands both aid and animate us, in those sacrifices which we thus offered?

XLIV. 26 / have sworn by my great name, saith the Lord, that my name shall no more be named in the mouth of any man of Judah in all the land of Egypt.

I will not endure, that so much as an outward profession shall be made of my name and worship, by any man of Judah, in the land of Egypt.

XLV. 3 Thou didst say, Woe is me now !for the Lord hath added grief to my sorrow.

Thou madest great moan for the extreme misery of thy people; and criedst out, Woe is me, for the grievous calamity that is come upon us!

XLV. 4 Behold, that which I have built will I break down, and that which I have planted I will pluck up, even this whole land. I have determined to execute my decreed judgments against this whole land: it is not for thee to repine or be too much moved, at this just severity.

XLV. 5 ylnd seekest thou great things for thyself? seek them not; for, behold, I will bring evil upon all flesh, saith the Lord: but thy life will I give unto thee for a prey in all places whither thou goest.

And is it time for thee now, in this extreme desolation and danger of all things, to be casting for any great matters for thyself? for, behold, I will bring a common destruction upon this people round about; and thou mayest think thyself xve\\ dealt with, if thou canst go away with thy life: this is the best booty that thou canst hope for, which way soever thou goest.

XLVT. 6 Let not the swift flee away, nor the mighty man escape i they shall stumble, and fall toward the north by the river Euphrates. Swiftness of foot shall not avail the nimble; neither shall strength avail the mighty man: they shall all be cut off, and fall by the hand of the Babylonians.

XLVI. 1 Who is this that cometh up as a flood, whose waters are moved as the rivers?

What,mighty monarch is this, that cometh in like a swelling flood, and threats to sweep all before him like an impetuous torrent?

XLVI. 8 Egypt riseth up like aflood, and his waters are moved like the rivers; and he saith, I will go up, and will cover the earth; I will destroy the city and the inhabitants thereof. It is even the proud king of Egypt, that riseth up thus like a flood; tnd swelleth like a furious river; who is ready to say, I will go up to Chaldea itself, and will, by my powerful inundation, cover all the face of the earth; I will destroy Babylon, and kill the inhabitants of it.

XLVI. 9 Come up, ye horses; and rage, ye chariots; and let the mighty men come forth; the Ethiopians and the Libyans, that handle the shield; and the Lydians, that handle and bend the bow. Mount on your horses, O ye Egyptians; and drive your chariots, with a furious speed: let our mighty associates of Ethiopia and Lydia, &c. come forth, and join their invincible forces with ours.

XLVI. 10 For this is the day of the Lord God of hosts, a day of vengeance, that he may avenge him of his adversaries: kc. For this is the day, wherein the Lord God of Hosts hath a great slaughter to be made, and much effusion of man's blood, in the country of Chaldea, by the river Euphrates.

XLVI. 11 Go up into Gilead, and take balm, O virgin, the daughter of Egypt: in vain shall thou, use many medicines; for thou shalt not be cured.

Go, ye vain Egyptians, go up to Gilead, and take thence good store of balm with you, to cure the wounds which ye shall receive of the Chaldees; and yet, these precious applications shall be to no purpose, for thou shalt be past all possibility of curing.

XLVI. 12 The nations have heard of thy shame, and thy cry hath filled the land: for the mighty man hath stumbled against the mighty, and they are fallen both together.

All the nations round about have taken notice of thy shameful flight, and thine outcries have filled the land; for in that numerous army of thine, when it was once disordered and put to flight, one of thy mighty men stumbled upon another, and hindered each other in their escape, so as they are fallen together, under the sword of the enemy.

XLVI. 14 Declare ye in Egypt, and publish in Migdol, and publish in Noph and in Tahpanhes: say ye, Standfast, and prepare thee; for the sword shall devour round about thee. Let it be openly declared and published in all the coasts of Egypt, in Migdol, eastward; in Noph, to the south; and in Tahpanhes, to the north; that the Babylonian shall come in upon them: bid them look to themselves, and stand upon their guard, for danger, and destruction, is near unto them.

XLVI. 16 He made many to fall, yea, one fell upon another: and they said, Arise, and let us go again to our own people, and to the land of our nativity, from the oppressing sword. The foreign soldiers, which were drawn into this war, shall fall out one with another; and, whether in their mutinies or in their flight, shall be an occasion of one another's slaughter; and, when it is too late, shall say, Let us away from hence, and return to our own country, and get us out of the reach of this destroying sword of the Babylonians;

XLVI. 17 They did cry there, Pharaoh king of Egypt is but « wise; he hath passed the time appointed.

For, as for this Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, whom we came to aid in his wars, he is nothing but words; he talks and brags much, but he performs nothing; he undertakes and disappoints, so as no trust is to be given to him.

XL VI. 18 Surely as Tabor is among the mountains, and as Oaf. me I by the sea, so shall he come.

Mount Tabor is not more surely fixed among the rest of the mountains, norCarmel is more unremoveably seated upon the seacoast, than this word of mine is firmly fixed in heaven, and shall undoubtedly be performed : Theking of Babylon slia.ll comeagainst Egypt.

"XLVI. 20 Egypt is like a very fair heifer, but destruction cometh ,- it cometh out of the north.

Egypt is wild and wanton with her wealth and pleasure, as some young fair heifer never used to the yoke; but destruction is now coming upon her from the Chaldees.

XLVI. 22 The voice thereof shall go like a serpent; for they shall march with an army, and come against her with axes, as hewers of wood.

The)'shall no more loudly bellow out, but shall be glad, like a serpent, to creep into holes, and by their secret hissings and silent complaints to express their sorrows; for the Chaldean army shall march against them, and shall utterly overthrow them.

XLVI. 23 They shall cut down her forest, saith the Lord, though it cannot be searched; because they are more than the grasshoppers, and are innumerable.

If Egypt be as a thick well-grown forest, they shall cut down all the goodly trees therein; although they be, indeed, so many, that they are past numbering.

XLVI. 25 Behold, I will punish the multitude of No, and i Pharaoh, He.

Behold, I will punish that populous city of Alexandria, the rich staple of Egypt; and Pharaoh, &c.

XLVII. 2 Behold, waters rise up out of the north, and shall be an overflowing flood, Kc.

Behold, the Chaldeans arise out of the north, like mighty waters; and, with their swelling flood, shall overflow the land of the Philistines, &c.

XLVII. 3 At the noise of the stamping of the hoofs of his strong horses, at the rushing of his chariots, and at the rumbling of his wheels, the fathers shall not look back to their children for feebleness of hands.

Men shall be so amazed and affrighted with the fearful noise of his army, the stamping of his horses and rattling of his chariots, that the fathers shall not so much as find time to look back to their children, in the haste of their flight.

XLVII. 5 Baldness is come upon Gaza; Ashkelon is cut off with the remnant of their valley: how long wilt thou cut thyself? Extreme mourning is come upon Gaza, and all those nwitioc iarts of the country of the Philistines; insomuch as they tear their

XLVIII. 1 Against Moab thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Woe unto Nebo! for it is spoiled: Kiriathaim is confounded and taken: Misgab is confounded and dismayed. , Howsoever Moab, an ancient enemy, though near in blood to Israel, may prosper for a time, after that both Israel and Judah are overthrown, yet he shall not escape the severe hand of God; woe therefore unto the chief cities of the Moabites; to Nebo, to Kirjath-jearim, and to Misgab, for they all shall be destroyed!

XLVIII. 2 There shall be no more praise of Moab: m Heshbon they have devised evil against it: come, and let us cut it off'from being a nation, Kc.

The like ruin shall befal to the rest of their cities, to Heshbon and toMadmena: the Chaldees have resolved and threatened, to cut off Moab from being a nation.

XLVIII. 5 For in the going up of Luhith continual weeping shall go up; for in the going down of Horonaim the enemies have heard a cry of destruction.

In the mountains and vallies, shall be nothing but howling and desolation; while the Moabites climb up the hill to the high-seated city of Luhith, and while they pass down to the plain of Horonaim: they shall not be able to contain themselves from lamentation, so as their very enemies shall hear their womanish and fearful cjulations.

XLVIII. 6 Flee, save your lives, and be like the heath in the wilderness.

Away, and flee, if ye may, O ye Moabites: save your lives by a speedy flight; and get you into the wilderness, and live there, though ye be but like the shrubby heath, that hath a low and obscure being in the desert,

XLVIII. 1 And Chemosh shall go forth into captivity with his priests and his princes together.

And Chemosh, thy false god, unto whose aid thou hast trusted, shall go into captivity with thee; and his priests, and those idolatrous princes that worship him: ye shall all go together.

XLVIII. 10 Cursed be he that doeth the work of the Lord deceitfully, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood. And now, O ye Chaldeans, bestir you in this slaughter: lay about you, and spare none; it is God's revenge, which ye do now execute: cursed be ye, if ye slacken your hands, and keep back your sword from blood.

XLVIII. 11 Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and he hath settled on his lees, and hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither hath he gone into captivity: therefore his taste remained in him, and his scent is not changed.

While Israel was in continual exercise and correction, Moab hath a long time taken his ease -, and hath been as a vessel of strong wine, that hath been long settled upon his lees, not at all rackeS


, or'drawn out into another vessel 5 so as he hath his full vigour, and verdure of his long-continued pleasure and felicity still in him, without all diminution or change.

XLVIII. 12 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will send unto him wanderers, that shall cause him to wander, and shall empty his vessels, and break their bottles. I will therefore send enemies upon Moab, which shall alter the case with him; which shall broach these their settled vessels, and draw them out into a grievous captivity, and break their cask in pieces.

XLVIII. 13 And Moab shall be ashamed of Chemosh, as the house of Israel was ashamed of Beth-el their confidence. And Moab shall be ashamed of his god Chemosh, as the house of Israel was ashamed of their calves in Dan and Bcth-el, whereiu they vainly trusted.

XLVIII. n Haw is the strong staff broken, and the beaut if id rod! How is this strong and glorious nation, on whom we leaned, as the staff of our confidence, broken in pieces, &c.

XLVIII. 18 Thou daughter that dost inhabit Dibon, come down from thy glory, and sit in thirst; for the spoiler of Moab shall come upon thee, and he shall destroy thy strong holds. And thou, O Dibon, the fair city of Moab, come down from thy glory, and take up with the lot of thy neighbours; thirst, distress, destruction.

XLVIII. 19 O inhabitant of Aroer, stand by the way, and espy; ask him tluttfleeth, and her that escapeth, and say, What is done? And ye inhabitants of Aroer, who durst not trust to your walls, but are fled into the desert, run to the wayside, and ask of the still-fleeing passengers, even of the women that have escaped, what the Chaldees have done to your forsaken walls and houses.

XLVIII. 21 And judgment is come upon the plain country; upon Holon, and upon Jahazah, and upon Mephaath. And judgment is come upon all the parts of the land of Moab, both the mountainous tracts thereof and the plains; upon all the several cities that appertain thereunto, as upon Holon, Jahazah, Mephaath, &c. So verse 22, 23, 24.

XLVIII. 25 The horn of Moab is cut off, and his arm is broken, saith the Lord.

The pride of Moab is cut off, and the strength of it is broken, saith the Lord.

XLVIII. 26 Make ye him drunken ': for he magnified himself against the Lord: Moab also shall wallow in his vomit, and he also shall be in derision.

Lay deep and grievous afflictions upon him, O ye Chaldees: let him drink largely of your vengeance, for he lifted himself up against the Lord: let him be overfilled with sorrow and anguish, and be exposed to the scorn and derision of the world.

XLVIII. 27 For was not Israel a derision unto thee? was he found among thieves ? for since thou spakest of him, thou skippedst for Joy.

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