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in the ways of thy heart, and and fears shall be in the way in the fight of thine eyes and the almond-tree shall but know thou, that for all flourish, and the grashopper these things God will bring ihall be a burden, and dethee into judgment.

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man jo Therefore remove for-goeth to his long home, and row from thy heart, and put the mourners go about the away evil from thy Aeth; for streets : childhood and youth are va

6 Or ever the silver cord nity.

be loosed, or the golden bowl

be broken, or the pitcher be * CHAP. XII.

broken at the fountain, or the EMEMBER now thy wheel broken at the cistern.

creator in the days of 7. Then shall the dust rethy youth, while the evil days turn to the earth as it was, come not, nor the years draw and the spirit shall return unnigh when thou shalt say, I to God who gave it. have no pleasure in them; 8 & Vanity of vanities,

2 While the sun, or the faith the Preacher : all is valight, or the moon, or the nity. ftars be not darkened, nor 9 And moreover, because the clouds return after the thé Preacher was wise, he rain :

still taught the people know3. In the day when the ledge; yea, he gave good keepers of the house shall heed, and sought out, and set tremble, and the strong men in order many proverbs. shall bow themselves, and the 10. The Preacher sought grinders cease because they to find out acceptable words: are few, and those that look and that which was written out of the windows be dark- was upright, even words of ened,

truth. 4 And the doors shall be II The words of the wife shut in the streets, when the are as goads, and as nails Sound of the grinding is low, fastened by the masters of afand he shall rise up at the semblies, which are given voice of the bird, and all the from one shepherd. daughters of musick shall be 12 And further, by these, brought low:

my son, be admonished : of 5 Also when they shall be making many books there is afraid of that which is high, no end, and much study is a

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14 For God shall bring 139 Let us hear the con- every work into judgment, clusion of the whole matter: with every secret thing, wheFear God, and keep his ther it be good, or whether it commandments; for this is be evil. the whole duty of man.

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whole head is fick, and the HE vision of Isaiah whole heart faint. the son of Amoz,

6 From the fole of the which he saw concerning Ju- foot even unto the head, there dah and Jerusalem; in the is no soundness in it; but days of Uzziah, Jotham, A-wounds, and bruises, and puhaz, and Hezekiah, kings of trifying fores: they have not Judah.

been closed, neither bound 2 Heár, O heavens, and up, neither mollified with give ear, 0 earth: for the ointment. Lord hath spoken, I have 7 Your country is defonourished and brought up late, your cities are burned children, and they have re- with fire: your land, ftranbelled against me.

gers devour it in your pre3 The ox knoweth his fence, and it is defolate as owner, and the ass his maf- overthrown by ftrangers. ter's crib: but Israel doth not 8 And the daughter of know, my people doth not Zion is left as a cottage in confider.

a vineyard, as á lodge in a 4 Ah sinful nation, a peo- garden of cucumbers, as a ple laden with iniquity, a besieged city. feed of evil doers, children 9. Except the Lord of hosts that are corrupters, they have had left unto us a very small forsaken the Lord, they have reinnant, we should have provoked the Holy One of been as Sodom, and we Israel unto anger, they are should have been like unto gone away backward.

Gomorrah. 5.9 Why should ye be 10 9 Hear the word of the stricken any more? ye will Lord, ye rulers of Sodbın; revolt more and more the give ear unto the law of our

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God, ye people of Gomor 18 Come now, and let us rah.

reason together, faith the 11 To what purpose is the Lord: though your fins be multitude of your facrifices as scarlet, they shall be as unto me?: faith the Lord : I white as fnow; though they am full of the burnt-offer- be red like crimson, they ings of rams, and the fat of shall be as wool. fed beasts, and I delight not 19 If ye be willing and in the blood of bullocks, or obedient, ye shall eat the good of lambs, or of he-goats. of the land : 4

12 When ye come to ap 20 But if ye refufe and pear before

me,

who hath re rebel, ye shall be devoured quired this at your hand to with the sword: for the tread my courts?

mouth of the Lord hath fpo13 Bring no more vain ken it. oblations, incense is an abo 21 q How is the faithful mination unto me, the new city become an harlot! it was moons and fabbaths, the cal- full of judgment, righteoulling of assemblies I cannot nefs lodged in it; but now away with, it is iniquity, murderers. even the solemn meeting. 22 Thy silver is become

14 Your new-moons, and dross, thy wine mixed with your appointed feasts my soul water. hateth : they are a trouble 23 Thy princes are reunto me, I am weary to bellious, and companions of bear them.

thieves: every one loveth 15 And when ye spread gifts, and followeth after reforth your hands, I will hide wards: they judge not the fa. mine eyes from you: yea, therless, neither doth the when ye make many prayers, cause of the widow come I will not hear : your hands unto them. are full of blood.

24 Therefore faith the 16 Wash ye, make you Lord, the Lord of hosts, the clean, put away the evil of Mighty One of Israel, Ah, I your doings from before mine will ease me of mine advereyes, cease to do evil; saries, andavenge me of mine

17 Learn to do well ; feek enemies. judgment, relieve the oppres 25 And I will turn my sed, judge the fatherless, plead hand upon thee, and purely for the widow.

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26 And I will restore thy flow unto it. judges as at the first, and thy 3 And many people shall counsellors as at the begin- go and say, Come ye, and ning: afterward thou thalt let us go up to the moantain be called, The city of righte-of the Lord, to the house of ousness, the faithful city. the God of Jacob, and he 27. Zion shall be redeem- will teach us of his

ways, ed with judgment, and her and we will walk in his paths; converts with righteousness. for out of Zion shall go forth

28 And the destruction the law, and the word of the of the transgressors and of Lord from Jerusalem. the finners shall be together, 4 And he shall judge aa and they that forsake the mong the nations, and shall Lord shall be consumed. rebuke many people: and

29 For they shall be a- they shall beat their swords shamed of the oaks which ye into plow-Ihares, and their have desired, and ye shall be spears into pruning-hooks: confounded for the gardens nation shall not lift up sword that ye have chosen. against nation, neither shall 30 For

ye

shall be as an they learn war any more. oak whose leaf fadeth, and as Ś O house of Jacob, come å garden that hath no water. ye, and let us walk in the

31 And the strong shall be light of the Lord. as tow, and the maker of it 6. Therefore thou haft

a spark, and they shall forsaken thy people the house both burn together, and of Jacob, because they be renone shall quench them. plenished from the east, and

are foothsayers like the PhiCHAP. II.

listines, and they please themHE word that Ifaiah felves in the children of

the son of Amoz faw, strangers. concerning Judah, and Je 7 Their land also is full rusalem.

of silver and gold, neither is 2 And it shall come to there any end of their treapass in the last days, that the fures: their land is also full mountain of the Lord's house of horses, neither is there any Thall be established in the end of their chariots. top of the mountains, and 8 Their land also is full Thall be exalted above the of idols: they worship the

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work of their own hands, Lord alone shall be exalted that which their own fingers in that day. have made.

18 And the idols he shall 9 And the mean man utterly abolish. boweth down; and the great 19 And they shall go into man humbleth himself: there- the holes of the rocks, and fore forgive them not. into the caves of the earth,

10 q Enter into the rock, for fear of the Lord; and and hide thee in the dust, for for the glory of his majesfear of the Lord, and for the ty, when he ariseth to shake glory of his majesty. terribly the earth.

11 The lofty looks of 20 In that day a man fhall man shall be humbled, and cast his idols of silver, and the haughtiness of men thall his idols of gold, which they be bowed down, and the made, each one for himself Lord alone shall be exalted to worship, to the moles, and in that day.

to the bats: 12 For the day of the 21 To go into the clefts Lord of hosts shall be upon of the rocks, and into the every one that is proud and tops of the ragged rocks, lofty, and upon every one for fear of the Lord, and for that is lifted up, and he shall the glory of his majesty, be brought low;

when he ariseth to thake 13 And upon all the ce-terribly the earth. dars of Lebanon, that are 22 Cease ye from man high and lifted up, and upon whose breath 'is in his nofall the oaks of Bathan, trils : for wherein is he to be

14 And upon all the high accounted of? mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up,

CHAP. V. 15 And upon every high OW tower, and upon every fen well-beloved, a song ced wall,

of my beloved touching his 16 And upon all the ships vineyard: My well-beloved of Tarshish, and upon all hath a vineyard in a very pleasant pictures.

fruitful hill. 17 And the loftinefs of 2 And he fenced it, and man fhall be bowed down, gathered out the ftones thereand the haughtiness of men of, and planted it with the fhall be made low; and the choicest vine, and built ä.

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