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have their habitation, which sing among the branches. 10 He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works. 11 He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth, and wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man's heart. 12 The trees of the Lord are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted; where the birds make their nests: as for the stork, the firtrees are her house. The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats, and the rocks for the coneys. 13 He appointeth the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down. 14 Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth. The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God. 15 The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens. 16 Man goeth forth to his work, and to his labour until the evening. * 17 O Lord, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches. 18 So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts. There go the
ships: there is that leviatham, whom thou hast made to play therein. 19 These wait all upon thee: that thou mayest give them their meat in due season. That thou givest them, they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good. 20 Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust. Thou sendest forth thyspirit, they are created: and thou renewest theface of the earth. 21 The glory of the Lord shall endure for ever: the Lord shall rejoice in his works. 22 He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth : he toucheth the hills, and they smoke. * 23 O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. 24 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world: even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. 25 The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world, and the fullness thereof, thou hast founded them. The north and the south thou hast created them. 26 Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou didst cleave the fountain and the flood: thou driedst up mighty riverS. 27 The day is thine, the night also is thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun. 28. Thou hast set all the bor
; LESSON VIII.
Thus saith the Lord the king of Israel, I am the first, and I am the last ; and besides me there is no God. 2 And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set it in order for me, since I appointed the ancient people? and the things that are coming, and shall come 2 let them show unto them. t3 Fear ye not, neither be afraid : have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God besides me? yea, there is no God: I know not any. 4 To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be like :
5 Remember the former things of old : for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me : declaring the end from the be
ginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure : yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it. 6 Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am He : before me there was no god formed, neither shall there be after me. 7 I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no saviour. 8 I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, that I am God. 9 See now that I, even I am He, and there is no godwith me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand. 10 I am the Lord; that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another. 11 Who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the Lord P and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a saviour: there is none beside me. 12 Look unto me and be ye saved all the ends of the earth: for I am God; and there is none else. 13 I have sworn by myself; the word is gone out of my
mouth in righteousness, and
shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. * 14 I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God be
sides me: I girded thee, though
thou hast not known me. 15 That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none besides me. I am the Lord, and there is none else. 16 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil. I the Lord do all these things. 17 Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness; let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together... I the Lord have created it. 18 Thus saith the Lord that created the heavens, God himself that formed the earth, and made it, he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited, I am the Lord, and there is none else:
19 I will make my holy name known in the midst of my people, and the heathen shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel. 20. I am the Lord, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your king. I am He; I am the first, I also am the last. 21 Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together. 22 I am he that doth speak, behold, it is I. I am the Lord thy God, and thou shalt know no god but me : for there is no saviour beside me.
HEAR, O Israel, the Lord thy God is one Lord. 2 Behold, the heaven, and the heaven of heavens is the Lord's thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is. 3 Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty; for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all. 4 Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all ; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all. 5 Blessed be thy glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise. 6 Thou, even thou, art Lord alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all things that are therein, the seas and all that is therein; and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshipeth thee. 7 O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the cherubim, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: thou hast made heaven and earth. 8 O Lord God, thou hast begun to show thy servant thy greatness, and thy mighty hand: for what God is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to thy works, and according to thy might? thou, whose name alone is Jehovah, art the Most High over all the earth. 9 Thou art great, O Lord God : for there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee. 10 Who is God, save the Lord? or who is a rock, save our God? 11 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the Lord: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee. For the kingdom is the Lord's : and he is the governor among the nations. 12 The Lord is the true God; he is the living God, and an everlasting king : and the Lord shall be king over all the earth; in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one. 13 As for our Redeemer, the Lord of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel.
* 14 Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the Lord he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath, there is none else. 15 Unto thee it was showed, that thou mightest know that the Lord he is God, there is none else beside him. 16 Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord, neither are there any works like unto thy works. All nations whom thou hast made shallcome and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name. For thou art great, and doest wonderous things: thou art God alone. 17 Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast dome great things: O God, who is like unto thee 18 O Lord, our God, save us, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the Lord, even thou only: that men may know that thou whose name alone is Jehovah, art the Most High over all the earth. 19 For thou, Lord, art high above all the earth : thou art exalted far above all gods.
HEAR ye the word which the Lord speaketh unto you, O house of Israel. 2 Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. 3 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest (the work of the hands of the workman) with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not. 4 They are upright as the palm-tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them : for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good. 5 Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O Lord; thou art great, and thy name is great in might. 6 Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? for to thee doth it appertain: forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like unto thee. 7 But they are altogether brutish, and foolish : the stock is a doctrine of vanities. 8 Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the workman, and of the hands of the founder: blue and purple is their clothing : they are all the work of cunning men. 9 But the Lord is the true God; he is the living God, and an everlasting King: at his wrath the earth shall tremble,
and the nations shall not be able
to abide his indignation.
10 Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heaVenS.
11 Every man is brutish in his knowledge: every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them. They are vanity, and the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish. 12 The portion of Jacob is not like them : for he is the former of all things. The Lord of hosts is his name. 13 To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him * 14 The workman melteth a graven image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains. 15 He that is so impoverished that he hath no oblation, chooseth a tree that will not rot; he seeketh unto him a cunning workman to prepare a graven image that shall not be moved. 16 Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning 2 have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth 2 17 It is He that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell In : 18 That bringeth the princes tonothing; hemaketh the judges of the earth as vanity. 19 Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown: yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also blow upon them,