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Chaldeans' judgment.
he may set his nest on high, that he
may be delivered from the power
of evil!
10. Thou hast consulted shame
to thy house by cutting off many
people, and hast sinned against
thy soul.
11 For the stone shall cry out of

the wall, and the beam out of the [f

timbershali answer it. . . 2 Wo to, him that buildeth a blood, and establisheth a city by iniquity! 13 Behold, is it not of the LORD 9f hosts that the people, shall labour in the very firó, and the people shall weary themselves for very vo. 14 For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LoRD, as the waters cover the

sea. 15.1[Wo unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken, also, that thou mayest look on their nakedness!. 16 Thou art filled with shame for glory: drink thou also, an let thy foreskin be uncovered; the for the LORD's #. hand shall turned unto, thee, and shameful spewing shall be on thy


God's majesty described

heavens, and the earth was full of ois bright h - nd has brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of is hand; and there was the hiding of his power. Before him went the pestilence, #. burning coals went forth at his eet. He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the per: petual hills did bow: his ways are everlasting. 7. I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction; and the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble. 8. Was the Lord displeased against the rivers? was thine anger against the rivers? was thy writà against the sea, that thou didst ride #. thy horses, and thy chariots of salvation? 9. Thy bow, was made quite naked, according to the oaths of the tribes, even thy word. Selah. Thou didst cleave the earth with

d rivers.

10 The mountains saw thee, and they trembled: the overflowing of the water passed by:, the deep uttered his voice, and lifted up his


17. For the violence of Lebanon shall cover thee, and the spoil of beasts, which made them afraid, because of men's blood, and for the violence of the ind, of the sity, and of oil that iwell there:

lin. 18 "I What profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hath graven it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his work trusteth therein, to make dumb idols? - 19 Wo unto him that saith to the wood. Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall, teach; Be: hold, it is laid over with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in the midst of it. . . . . But the LoRD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him;

... III.

The Prayer of Habakkuk. A PRAYER of Habakkuk the

rophet upon Shigionoth. 2 8 ord, I have heard thy speech and was afraid: O LoRD, revive thy work, in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath re

inember mercy.

3. God came from Teman, and

hands on high. Il The sun, and moon stood still in their habitation: at the light of thine arrows o: went, and at the shining of thy glittering Spear. 12 Thou didst march, through the land in indignation, thou didst thresh the heathen in anger. Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people, even for salvation with thiné - anointed; thou woundedst the head out of the house of the wicked, by discovering the foundation unto the neck.

elah. 14 Thou didststrike o: with his staves the head of his yillages: they came out as a whirlwind to scatter me: their rejoicing was as to devour the poor secretly. 15 Thou didst walk through the sea with thy horses, through the

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the Holy One from mount Paran. lah. His glory covered the

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ORD. 3 I will consume man and beast; I will consume the fowls of the heaven, and the fishes of the sea, and, the stumbling-blocks with the wicked; an will cut off man from off the land, sith the floor. 4 I will also stretch out my hand upon Judah and . all the in: habitants of Jerusalem ; an cut off the remnant of Baal from this place, and the name of the Chemarims with the priests;. And them that worship the host of heaven upon the , housetops; and them that worship and that swear by the LoRD, and that swear by Malcham; And them that are turned back from the LoRD ; , and those that haye not squght the LORD, nor inquired for him. 7 Hold thy peace at the presence of the Lord God : for the day of the Lord, is at hand: for the LoRD, hath, prepared a sacrifice, he hath bid his guests. 8 And it shall come to pass in the day of the Lord's sacrifice

that, I will punish the princes, an the king's children, and all such as are clothed with strange apparel.

9. In the same day also will, I punish , all those that leap on the threshold, which fill their masters’ houses with violence and deceit. .

10 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith, the LoRD, that there shall be the noise of a cry from the fish-gate, and a howling from . the second, and a great crashing from the hilis.

11 Howl, so inhabitants of Maktesh, for als the merchant people are cut dowm; all they that bear

that time, that I will search. Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men that are settled on their lees that say in their heart, T will not do good, neither will be do evil. 13 Therefore, their, goods shal become a booty, and their houses a desolation: they shall also build houses, but not inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, but not drink the wine thereof. 14 The great day of the Lorris near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the o of the

or D : the mighty man shall cry there §"; 15 That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness,

16 A day of the opo and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers.

1 nd I will bring distress men; that they shall walk hike bind men, because they have sin ned against the Lord : and ther blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung.

18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver th in the day of the Lorn’s wrath, but the whole land shall be youred by the , fire of his jea. lousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them dwell in the land.


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Judgments upon Moab, &c. CHAP. III.

and, Ashkelon a desolation : , they drive out Ash at the noon-day, and Ekron shall rooted up. - 5 Wounto the inhabitants of the sea coasts, the nation of the Cherethites : the word of the LoRD, is against you; O Canaan, the land of the Philistines, I will even destroy thee, that there shall be no inhabitant. 6 And the sea coast shall be dwellings, and cottages for shepherds, and soiás for flocks. 7 And the coast shall be for the remnant of the house of Judah ; they shall feed thereupon: in the houses of Ashkelon shall they lie down in, the eyening; for t LoRD their God shall, visit them, and turn away their cap

tivity. 8 is I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the revilings of the children of Ammon, whereby they have reproached my people, and magnified themselves against their border. - 9 Therefore, as I live, saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Surely Moab shall be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah, even the breeding of nettles, and salt-pits, and a perpetual desolation: the residue of my people shall spoil them, and the remnant of my people shall possess

them..... 10 This shall they have for their pride, because they have reproached and magnified themselves floo the people of the LORD of hosts. 11 The Lord, will, be terrible unto them; for he will famish all the gods of the earth; and men ofolio him, every one from his place, even all the isles of the heathon..... . . 12 Ye Ethiopians also, ye shall be slain by my sword. 3 And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation, and dry like a wilder

neSS. 14 And flocks shall lie down in the midst of her, all the beasts of the nations: both the cormorant and the bittern shall lodge in the upper lintels, of it;, their , voice shall sing in the windows; desolation shall be in the thresholds: for he shall uncover the cedar work. 15. This is the rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly, that said in her heart, I am and there is none beides me."how is she become a desolation, a place for beasts to


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Jerusalem reproved

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and. .J. l %. }; d erusalem sharply reproped. O to her that is filthy and city . polluted, to the oppressing 1ty : She obeyed not the voice; she received not correction; she trusted not in the LORD; she drew not near to her God. . 3 Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolyes; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow. .. 4 Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have Follo. the sanctuary, they haye done violence to the law. 5 The just LQRD is in the midst ereof; he will, not do iniquity: every of doth he bring his #o to o he faileth not; ut the unjust knoweth no shame. 6 I have cut off the nations: their towers are desolate; I made their streets waste, that none passeth by: their cities are destroyed, so that there is no man, that there is none inhabitant. 7 I said, Surely thou wilt fear me, thou wilt, receive instruction; so their dwelling should not be cut off, howsoever I punished them "but they rose early, and ego, all their doings. 8.TTherefore, wait ye upon me, saith the LoRD, ,until the day that I rise up to the prey; for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble, the kingdoms, to ... pour upon, them mine indignation, even all m fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy. 9 For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LoRD, to serve him with ome con sent. 10 From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia my suppliants, even the daughter of my dispersed, shall bring mine offering. 11. In that day shalt, thou not be ashamed for all thy doings, wherein thou hast transgressed against me: for then I will take away out of the midst of thee them that rejoice in thy pride, and thou shalt no more be haughty because of my holy mountain. - }} I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor peopie, and they shall trust in the name of the LoRD

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Salvation promised to Zion. HAGGAI,

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Febuilding of the Temple

save, he will rejoice over thee with
joy ; he will rest in his love, he will
joy over thee with singing.
18 I will gather them that are
sorrowful for the solemn assembly,
who are of thee, to whom the re-
proach of it was a burden.

19 Behold, at that time I will undo all that, afflict thee: and I will save, her that halteth, and ga: ther her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame...

20. At that time will I bring yog aggin, even in the time #. I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all ple of o to: I turn §: your captivity before your eyes, saith the LoRd.

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Ing, Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech the high priest, and to the residue of the people, saying, Who is left * you that saw this house in her first glory; and how do ye see it now? is it not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing 3 4 Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the Rd; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Joselech the high priest; and be strong, all e people of the land, saith the RD, and work: for I am with you, saith the Lord of hosts: JAccording to the word that I covenanted, with you when ye came out of Egypt, so my Spirit remaineth among you; fear ye

not. 6. For, thus saith the LoRp.of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while and I will shake the heavens, and arth, and the sea, and the dry

the e 7 And I will shake all nations and the desire of all nations hail come: and I w ll this house with glory, saith the LoRD of hosts. 8.The silver is...mine, and the old is mine, saith the LoRD of

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CHAP. II. God's promise to Zerubbabel


And the priests answered and said, It shall be unclean.

- hen answered, Haggai, and said, So is this people, and so is this nation before me, saith the IORD; and so is, every work of their hands; and that which they offer there is unclean. . 15 And now, I pray you, consider from this day and upward, from before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of the


16 Since those days were, when one came to a heap of twenty measures, there were butten: when one came to the press-fat for to draw out fifty vessels out of the press, there were but o

II smote you with, blasting

and with mildew and with hail in all the labours of your hands; yet {. turned not to me, saith the


18 Consider now from this day and upward, from the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, even from the day that the foundation of the LoRD's temple was laid, consider it. 19 e seed yet in the barn ? yea, as yet the vine, and the #". and the pomegranate, and the olive-tree, hath . not ... brought forth: from this day will I bless 01. 3/ 20 T And again the word of the LoRD came unto, Haggai in the four, and twentieth dio of the month, Sayl 21 Speak nor of Judah, saying, I will the heavens and the earth; And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I. will destroy the strength of the ki doms of the heathen ; and, I overthrow the chariots, and, those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, one by the sword of his brother. 23. In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, will e thee, orubbabes, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the LoftD, and, will make thee as a signet; for f have ;" thee, saith the Lond of Osts.

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chariah, the son of Barachiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying,,. 2. The LoRD hath been sore pleased with your fathers

the word of the LoRD unto

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