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XXVIII. 3 Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel i there is rust' tret that they can hide from thee.

And, as thou art greater than all others, so, in thine own conceit, thou art wiser than even Daniel himself: thou knowest all secret things, as well as he, in whom is the Spirit of the Most High God.

XXVIII. 8 And thou shalt die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas.

And thou, that hast fondly imagined thyself a Cod, slialt die the death of thine ordinary vassals, notwithstanding thy strong forts and bulwarks of the sea.

XXVIII. ,10 Thou shall die the deaths of the uncircumciscd by the hand of strangers.

Thou shalt die such a death, as an insolent and godless pagan b worthv of, by the hand of the Babylonians.

XXVIII. 12 T/iou sealest up the sum, full pf wisdom, and perfect in beauty.

Thou givest out thyself as absolutely perfect, both in wisdom and beauty; so as no addition can be made to thee, in either of tliese.

XXVIII. 13 Tlimi hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, tqpaz,and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Thou hast abounded with all delicacies, as if thou hadst lived in Eden, the garden of God; and, where others make them coverings of homely and ordinary matter, thy canopies are beset with allthe precious stones, that can be reckoned, and with the best of metals; neither hast thou needed to take any care for thy varieties of pleasures, for thy curious music was prepared for tbee, .even from thy very birth.

XXVIII. 14 Thou vet the anointed cherub that covereth; andl have set thee so: t/wu wast upon the holy' moimtain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou advancest thyself to be as that glorious cherub, which covereth the ark of God: so dost thou spread thy protection over thy land, and so have I appointed thee to do; yea, thou tookest upon thee, as if thou wert that God, which is worshipped in his holy temple, and as that Almighty one, who walketh above in the clouds, among the lightnings and thunder-stones.

XXVIII. 15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity wasfound in thee. Thou didst arrogate a kind of perfection to thyself, in all thy ways; even from thy very nativity, till thy wickedness brake forth notoriously, to thy just conviction.

XXVIII. 16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God r an* I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stone

fire." By the confluence of much people, upon the occasions of thy merchandise, and the oppressive bargains that are used therein, thou art full of fraud and violence, and art thereupon grown exceedingly sinful; therefore will I cast thee out from those, vainly pretended rights, which thou claimest in the temple of God: I will destroy thee, O thou false cherub, from the ark, whose covering thou wouldest resemble; and strike thee down from those clouds, where thou affectest to walk among the fiery meteors.

XXVIII. 18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities.

By the multitude of thine iniquities, thou hast defiled those places of majesty and devotion, which thou wouldst have to be thought sacred.

XXVIII. 23 And the wounded shall be judged in the midst of her by the sword upon her on every side.

The wounded and distressed inhabitants shall be called to reckon*ing, in the midst of her streets, for their many and grievous sins, by the sword of her enemy, the Babylonian.

XXVIII. 24 And there shall be no more a prickmg brier unto the house of Israel, nor any grieving thorn of all that are round about them, that despise them.

1 will put an end to the sorrows of my Church: these heathens shall no more gall and grieve them; neither shall the nations round about insult upon their miseries, and trample upon them.

XXVIII. 25 When I shall have gathered the house of Israel from the people among whom they are scattered, and shall be sane tified m them in the sight of the heathen, then shall they dwell in their land that I have given to my servant Jacob.

When I shall have gathered my chosen people out of all the nations of the earth amongst whom they are dispersed, and shall be sanctified in them before the rest of the world, then shall they enjoy a quiet rest, in my Church, which I have appropriated to them. So verse 26.

XXIX. 3 Behold, I am against thee, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great dragon that lieth in the midst of his rivers, which hath said, My river is mine own, and I have made it for myself. Behold, I am thy professed enemy, O Pharaoh, the proud king of Egypt; who like a great dragon or whale, liest securely in those watery regions of thine, and hast said, Nilusis my own; no enemy can take it from me. .

XXIX. * But I will put hooks in thy jaws, and I will cause the fish of thy rivers to stick unto thy scales, and I will bring thee up out of the midst of thy rivers, and all the fish of thy rivers shall stick unto thy scales. '—

But I will put the hooks of the king of Babylon into thy jaws, and will draw thee out of those watery forts of thine, and drag thee up to the dry land; and, for thy princes and people, which are as the lesser sort of fishes, they also, as sticking to thy scales, shall be plucked out with thee. XXIX.. 5 And I will leave thee thrown into the wilderness, thee and all thefish of thy rivers: thou shall fall upon the openfields; thou shalt not be brought together, nor gathered: I have given thee for meat to the beasts of the field and to thefowls of the heaven. And I will leave thee upon the Libyan sands, exposed as a prey to the fowls of the air and the beasts of the field ; both thee and thy princes and people: thou shalt be slain, and thine army, in the open fields ; and there shall ye lie scattered, and shall not be brought together for sepulture.

XXIX. 6 Because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel.

They have been a deceitful and untrusty stay to the house of Israel; like a crazy reed, which breaks under the hand of him that leans upon it.

XXIX. 10 From the tower of Syene even unto the border of Ethiopia.

From the south borders of Egypt unto the north, shall the land be utterly desolate.

XXIX. 11 No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of beast shall pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited forty years. It shall lie waste and uninhabited, without traffie, wwithout culture, for the space of forty years.

XXIX. 14 And I will bring again the captivity of Egypt, He. They shall return again, to re-inhabit, as well the midland country, as the skirts and borders of Egypt, their native land; and they shall be there restored to a tributary state, under the Persians.

XXIX. 18 Every head was made bald, and every shoulder was peeled; yet had he no wages, nor his army, for Tyrus, for the service that he had served against it.

Every man had worn his hair from off his head, and his skin from his shoulders, in carrying burdens for raising up mounts against Tyrus; yet did he not find that booty for his army therein, which he expected.

XXIX. 21 In that day will I cause the horn of the house of Israel to bud forth, and I will give thee the opening of the mouth in the midst of them, and they shall know that I am the Lord.

In that day will I raise up Israel again, to a recovery of strength and comfort; and will cause the mouths of my people to be opened, in the confession and praise of my name amongst the Babylonians; and they shall know and acknowledge me to be the Lord.

XXX. 3 For the dayU near, even the day of the Lord is near, a cloudy day; it shall be the time of the heathen.

The day is near at hand, wherein the Lord will take vengeance on the heathen, which have oppressed his people. So verse 4, and 5.

XXX. 6 From the tower of Syene shall they fall in it by the sword, saith the Lord God.

From the southern coast of Egypt along unto the north parts thereof, shall they be slain with the sword. XXX. 9 In that day shall messengers goforth from tttf H shift to make the careless Ethiopians afraid, and great pain shall come upon them, as in the day of Egypt: for, lo, it cometh. In that day will I cause messengers to go forth by sea, in ships of speed, to carry the sad news of Egypt's destruction to the Ethiopians, who shall be exceedingly affrighted therewith; and shall be no less pained with the fear of the same evil, than Egypt is with the sense and smart of it.

XXX. 12 And sell the land into the hand of the wicked. I will deliver up the land into the hand of the Babylonians, as if it were conveyed to them by bargain and sale.

XXX. 14 And I will make Pathros desolate, and will set fire in Zoan, and will execute judgment in No.

And I will execute my utmost judgments upon the several provinces and chief cities of Egypt, upon Pathros, Zoan, and Alexandria. So also verse 15, and 16, and 17.

XXX. 18 At Tehaphnehes also the day shall be darkened, when I shall break there the yokes of Egypt: and the pomp of her strength shall cease in her: as for her, a cloud shall cover her, and her daughters shall go into captivity.

At Daphnis, there shall be a dark and gloomy day of slaughter and death, when Ishall there make an end of the tyrannical government of Egypt; and all her pomp and glory of her strength shall utterly cease; and she shall be under a cloud of sorrow and obscurity, and her people shall be carried away into captivity.

"XXX. 21 Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and, lo, it shall not be bound up to be healed, to put a roller to bind it, to make it strong to hold the sword. Son of man, I have already discomfited a great part of the forces of Pharaoh, king of Egypt: the loss, that he hath already sustained, shall not be repaired again by any means, for the preventing of his utter subversion.

XXXI. 2 Whom art thou like in thy greatness? .

Think not, that no king is comparable to thee, in power and greatness

XXXI. 3 Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs.

Behold, the king of Assyria was a greater monarch than thyself: he was, in comparison of thee, as a tall cedar in Lebanon, largely spread.

XXXI. 4 The waters made him great, the deep set him up on high with her rivers, &(c.

Whose roots were thoroughly watered, with constant streams, &c. So verse 5, 6,1.

XXXI. 8 The cedars in the garden of God could not hide him; the fir trees were not like his boughs, and the chesnut trees were not like his branches; not any tree in the garden of God was like unto him in his beauty.

The greatest princes, in the most flourishing kingdoms of tlx

-world, could not stand in comparison with him; but all of them were forced to vail to him, as more powerful and glorious than themselves. So verse 9.

XXXI. 11 I have therefore delivered him into the hand of the mighty one of the heathen; he shall surely deal with him: I have driven him out for his wickedness.

I have therefore delivered him and his proud Nineveh, into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar and his Babylonians: he shall deal with him as he deserves: I have rooted him out for his wickedness. So verse 12.

. XXXI. 14 To the end that none of all the trees by the waters exalt themselvesfor their height, neither shoot, Uc. To the end, that none of the proud princes of the earth should -hereafter (Lire, to .exalt themselves in the overweening and confidence of their own strength and glorvXXXI. 15/ covered the deep for him. I caused those watere, wherewith he was nourished, to take up a mourning and lamentation for him.

XXXI. 18 To whom art thou thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees of Eden? yet shalt thou be brought down with the trees of Eden unto the nether parts of the earth: &'c.

0 Pharaoh, thou, that art thus like to the Assyrian, amongst all the kings of the earth, in glory and magnificence, thou shalt also belike him in thy ruin: thou, with the other princes of the world, shalt be brought down into the grave, and shalt be destroyed in the midst of thy fellow-heathens.

XXXII. 2 Thou art like a young lion of the nations.

Thou art a'cruel tyrant among thy neighbour nations, as a young lion is among the beasts.

XXXII. 4 Then will I leave thee upon the land, Kc. See chap, xxix. verse 5.

XXXII. 6 / will also water with thy blood the land wherein thou swimmest, even to the mountains.

And whereas thou now, like a whale, swimmest in the great waters of thy land, instead of those waters shall be the blood of thy people, wherein thou mayest swim; which shall cover the earth up to the very mountain.

XXXII. 1 Jnd w/ienl shall put thee out, I will cover the heaven, and make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light. And when thou, which art reputed the great light of the world, shalt be extinguished, the very face of the heavens shall seem to be covered with darkness; the sun shall seem clouded, and the moon without light: so great a change shall thy subversion seem to make in the world. So also verse 6.

XXXII. 9 I will also vex the hearts of many people, reheat shall bring thy destruction among the nations, into the countries which thou hast not known. - .

1 will also affright and amaze the hearts of many nations roun

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