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God is to be sought unto.

they shall drink, and make a noise
as through wine; and they shall be
filled like bowls, and as the cor-
ners of the altar. -
16 And the Lord their God shall
save. them in that day as the flock
of his people: for they shall be as
the stones of a crown, lifted up as
an ensign upon his land.
For how great is his goodness,
and how great is his beauty: corn
shall make the young men cheerful,
and new wine the maids.

God is to be sought, and not Idols. SK ye of the LoRD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LoRD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field. 2. For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain: therefore they went their way as a flock, they were troubled because there was no shepherd. 3 Mine anger was kindled against the shepherds, and I punished the goats; for the LoRD of hosts hath visited his flock the house of Judah, hath made them as his goodly horse in the battle. 4 Out of him came forth the corner, out of him the nail, out of him battle-bow, out of him every •o together. 1s And they shall be as mighty men, which tread down their engmies in the mire of the streets in the battle; and they shall fight, because the LoRp is with them, and the riders on horses shall be confounded. 6 And I will strengthen the house

of Judah, and I save the house of joseph, and i will bring them again place them; for I have

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6 For I will no more pity the
inhabitants of the land, saith the
iono but so, i will deliver the
men,every one into his neighbour's
hand, and, into the hand of his
king; and they shall omite the land,
and out of their hand I will not de-
liver them: .
7 And I will feed the flock of
slaughter, even you, O poor of the
And I took unto me two
staves; the one I called Beauty
and the other foalled fiands; and
I fed the flock. :
8 Three shepherds also I cutoff
in one month; and my soul loathed
them, and their soul also abhorred
me. - -
9. Then said I, I will not feed
you: that that dieth, let it die;
and that that is to be cut off, let it
be cut off; and let the rest eat,
every one the flesh of another.
10 1s And I took my staff, event
Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I
might break my covenant which I
had made with all the people.
nd it was broken in that
day; and so the poor of the flock
that waited upon me . that it

was the word of


The rejection of Israel. ZECHARIAH, Judah’s restoration

12 And I said unto them, If yo think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they wei hed for my price thirty pieces of sil

ver. 13 And the Lord said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prized at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the D. . i4 Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even Bands, that I might break the brotherhood between Ju

dah and Israel.

15. And the LoRD said unto me, th

Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd:

iš Forlo, I will raise up a shep. herd in the land, which shall not visit those that be cut off, neither shall seek the young one; nor heal that that is broken, nor feed, that that standeth still: but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their claws in pieces. .

ii Wo to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his, arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.

. XII. The Restoration of Judah. HE burden of the word of the LoRD for Israel, saith the LoRD, which stretcheth, forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him. 2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the peo: !. round about, when they, shall e in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. . 3 *s. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. 4. In that day, saith the LoRD, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madnej and i will 3. mune eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite, every horse of the people with blindness. 5, And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, The inhabitants, of Jerusalem shall be my strength

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left: and Jerusalem shall be inha bited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem.

7. The LQRp also shall save the tents of Judah first... that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do # pagnify themselves against

udan. 8 In that §§ shall the Lorn defend, the inhabitants of Jerusalem: and he that is feeble among them, at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God. as the angel of the Lortly before

tim. 9. "I, And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. . . 0 And, I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spint of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom have pierced, and they sh for him, as one mournet 9mly son, and shall be in bi for him, as one that is in bi for his first-born. 11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the, mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon. 2 And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family of the house of David a i and their wives apart; the }. ily of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart; . 13. The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of Shimei apart, and their wives aparti,. 14 All the families that remain every family apart, and their wives

apart. Ja F. o &ountain for Sin, &c. IN that day there shall be a fogotain opened to the house of Ilavid and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncle

an"#" Andi shall P. it shall Come to in that day, saith the, Lord of hosts, that I will gut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shal no more be remembered: I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of the


3 And it shall come to that when any shall, yet. §: then his father and, his mother that begat him... shall say unto him, hou shalt not live; thou

speakest lies in the name of the ord : and his father and his

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ones. 8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lorn, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. - - 9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver, is refined, and will try them as gold is tried; they shall call on my name, and I will hear them; I will say, It is my people; and Č. shall say, The LoRD is my G001. Ch CHAP. #}r, do rist's Coming a 17tgdom. EHOLD, the day of the LoRD cometh, and, thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. .. 2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women. ra: vished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the re.# of #. people shall not be cut off from the city. 3.Then shall thalord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day o

tle. *And his feet hall and in

that day ". the mount of Olives, Id

which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very greatyalley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south, 5 And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains;, for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal; yea, ye shall flee like as ye fled from before the earthquake in


Christ's death foretold the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee. 6. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shals not bo clear; nor dark; 7. Bat, it halibe one day which shall be known to the Lord, not day, nor night: but it shall come to É.i. §at at evening time it shall 1ght. . 8 And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be. And, the LQRD shall be Kin over all the earth: in that day off there be one Lond, and his name

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fl the heathen round about shall be

gathered together, . gold, and, silver, and apparel, in great abun

ance. 15. And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the afts, and of all the beasts that shall be in these tents, as this plague. 16 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem, shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacle:

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Israel's angratitude MALA

will not come up of all the families
of the earth unto Jerusalem to wor-
ship the King, the LQRD of hosts,
even upon them shall be no rain.
iš And if the family of Egypt go
not up, and come, not, that hope no
rain;" there shall be the plague,
wherewith the Lord will smite the
heathem that come not up to keep
the feast of tabernacles. .
ig This shall be the punishment

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21.Yea, every Fo in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the Lord of hosts: and I they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein : and

d the punishment|in that day there shall be no more ; Joao * not up to the Canaanite in the house of the keep the feast of tabernacles. LoRD of hosts. T MALACHI. HAP. I. will he regard your persons? saith Israel's Ingratitude to God..., |the LQRP of hosts. p His burden of the word of the 10 Who is there even among

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4. Whereas Edom saith, We are
o; but we will return
and build the desolate places; thus
saith the Lord of hosts, They shall
build, but l will throw down; and
they shall call them, The border of
wickedness, and, . The , people
against whom the LoRD hath in-
dignation for ever.
5 And your eyes shallsee, and ye
shall say, - The . LoRD - will
magnified from the border of Is-

6T A son honoureth his father
and a servant his master: if them f
be a father, where is my honour?
and if I be a master, where is my
fear? saith the Lord of hosts unto
you, O priests, that despise, my
name. And yesay, Wherein have
we despised thy name?
7 Ye, offer polluted bread, upon
mine altar; and ye o, Wherein
have we polluted thee ? In that ye
say, The table of the LoRD is con-
temptible. -
8. And if ye offer the blind for sa-
crifice, is it not evil? and if ye of.
fer the lame and sick, is it not evil?
offer, it now unto thy, governor;
will he be pleased with thee, or ac-

cept thy person 3 saith the Lord of hosts

9 And now, I pray you, beseec God that he will be gracious §

you that would shut the doors for nought? neither do ye kindle fire on mine altar for nought. I have no o in you, saith the Load of hosts, neither will I accept an offering at your hand.

For, from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same, my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name joi. among the heathen, saith the Lord of

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rupted the covenant of Levi, saith the LORD of hosts. 9 Therefore, have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but have been partial in the law. ave we not all one father ? hath not one God created us? why do we deal teacherously every man against his brother, by pro* the covenant of our fathers? 11 is Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned, the holiness of the LoRI, which he loved, and hath married the daughter of a “o - 12 The Lord will cut off the man that doeth this, the master and the scholar, out of the tabernacles, of Jacob, and him, that offereth an offering unto the Lord os hosts., , . 3 And this have ye done again, covering the altar of the LoroD with tears, with weeping, and with crying out, insomuch that he regardoth not, the offering any, more, or receiveth it with good will at your

hand. 14 TYet yesay, Wherefore? Because the Lond hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously, yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant. .. 15 And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the Spirit. And wherefore one 3 That


Coming of the JMessiah he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacheroussy against the wife of his #. 16 For the , LoRD, the God of Israel, saith, that he hateth putting away... for one covereth, violence with his garment, saith the Lord of hosts: therefore take, heed to your ; that ye deal not treacherously. 17 Ye have wearied the Lord with your words. Yet, ye say, Wherein have we wearied him 7 When ye say, Every one that doeth gvil is good in, the sight of the LoRD, and he delighteth in them : Where is the God of oil.

or, ment? - CHAP. III. Çorist's Forerunner and Coming. EHOLD, I will send my messenger, he shall prepare 9 way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the mesger of the covenant, whom ye delight in; behold, he shall come, saith the LoRD of hosts. 2. But who # abide the day of his coming 3 and who shall stand when he appgareth?, for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers'

S03p. 3.And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Loko an offerins in righteousness. Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LoRD, as in the days of old, and as

in formerFo 5 And I will come near to you to judgment: and I will be a swift witness against, the sorcerers, and #. the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that Qppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn, aside, the stranger from his right, and fear not me, sal e 6 For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacobors not consumed. 7 || Even from the days of your fa thers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not o them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the Lorp of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return? 8Ts Will a man rob God? Yet ye have rob me. But yo o Wherein have we robbed thee 3 In tithes and offerings. 9 Ye are cursed wo curse

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