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which I have planted, I will pluck up, even this whole Land.
5 And feekest thou Great Things For thy self? Seek them Not. For behold, I will bring Evil upon al! Flesh, faith the Lord: but thy Life will I give unto thee for i Prey in all Places whither thou goest.
i Jeremiah prophesteth the Overthrow os Pharaoh's Army. 15 The Conquest of Egypt by Nebuchadnezzar. 2 7 Jacob ctmforted in their Chastisement.
Ver. 28 TJEAR thou not, O Jacob my Servant, laith the JT Lord, for I am with thee, for I will make a Full End of all the Nations whither I have driven thee, but I will not make a Full End of thee, but Correct thee in Measure, yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished.
1 The Definition os the Philistines.
.: CHAP. XLVIII.
1 The Judgment of Me-ab, 7 For their Pride. 11 Far their Security. 14 For their Carnal Confidence, 26 And f* their Contempt of God and his People. 47 The Restava
- tion of Moab.
1 The Judgment of the Ammonites. 7 Of Edom. 23 Of Damascus. 28 Of Kedar. 30 Of Hazor. 34 And of Elam.
IT is conceived, it may not be improper to insert in this Place the Story of the Jews, during their Captivity ia Babylon, as it is related in the Book of Daniel.
D A N I E L,
So far as relates to what befel the Jews after their Captivity to Babylon.
The Conquest of Babylon by the Persians, and the Decree of Cyrus for rebuilding the Temple.
i Jeboiaiim's Captivity. 3 Ashpenaz taleth Daniel, Hananiah,: Mijlxiei'and Azariah. 8 They refusing the King's Portion, do prosper with Pulse and IVater. 17 Their Excellency in Wisdom.
Vtr- 1 KSB3S3N the third Year of the Reign of Jehoiakim King of Judah, came Nebuchadnezzar King of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it.
2 And the Lord gave Jehoiakim into his Hand, with part of the Vessels of the House of God, which he carried into the Land of Shinar to the House of his God, and he brought the Vessels into the Treasure.
3 And the King spake unto Ashpenaz the Master of his Eunuchs, that he should bring certain of the Children of Israel, and of the King's Seed, and of the Princes;
4 Children in whom was no Blemish, but well favoured, and skilful in all Wisdom, and understanding Science, and whom they might teach the Learning, and the Tongue of the Chaldeans.
5 And the King appointed them a daily Provision of the King's Meat, and of the Wine which he drank.
6 Now among these were of the Children of Judab, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael andAzariah:
7 Unto whom the Prince of the Eunuchs gave Names: unto Daniel the Name of Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, of Shadrach; and to Mishael, of Meshach j and to Azariah, of Abed-nego.
8 But Daniel purposed in his Heart, that he would not defile himself with theJKing's Meat, nor Wine: therefore be requested of the Prince of the Eunuchs, that he might not defile himself.
9 Now God had brought Daniel into Favour and tender Lore with the Prince of the Eunuchs.
ko And who said unto Daniel, I fear my Lord the King, who hath appointed your Meat and Drink: for why should he see your Faces, worse liking than the Children which arc of your Sort? then shall ye make me endang«r my Head to the King.
11 Then said Daniel to Melzar, whom the Prince of the Eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mifliael, and Azariah,
i i Prove thy Servants, I beseech thee, ten Days, and let them give us Pulse to eat, and Water to drink.
14 So he consented to them in this Matter, and proved them ten Days.
1 5 And at the End of ten Days, their Countenances appeared fairer, and fatter in Flesh, than all the Children which dft cat the Portion of the King's Meat.
17 As for these four Children, God gave them Knowledge and Skill in all Learning and Wisdom: and Daniel had Understanding in all Visions and Dreams.
18 Now at the End of the Days that the Kihg had said he should bring them in, then the Prince of the Eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar.
19 And the King communed with them, and among them all was found none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mifhael and Azariah: therefore stood they before, the King.
'20 And in all Matters of Wifdorh and Understanding that the King enquired of them, he found them ten Times better than all the Magicians and Astrologers that were ib, all his Realm.
21 And continued eveh unto the first Year of King Cyrus.
1 Nebuchadnezzar ftrgetting his Dream, requireth it of the Chaldeans, by Premises and Threatnings. 1 o They acinowUdge their Inability, are judged-to die, 14 Daniel obtaining some Respite, findeth the Dream. 19 He blesseth God. 24 He slaying the Decree, is brought to the King. 31 The Dream. 36 The Interpretation. 46 Daniel's Advancement.
Ver. 1 A N D in the second Year of his Reignj NebuchadA nezzar dreamed Dreams, wherewith his Spirit was troubled, and his Sleep brake from him.
2 Then the King commanded to call ttie Magicians, Astrologers, Sorcerers,' and the Chaldeans, for to shew the King his Dreams:
3 And the King said unto them, I have dreamed a Dream, and my Spirit Was troubled to know the Dream.
4 Then spake the Chaldeans to the King in Syriack, O King, live for ever: tell thy Servants the Dream, and we will shew the Interpretation.
5 The King answered and said to the Chaldeans, the Thing iff Gone from me: if ye will not make known unto me the Dream, with the Interpretation thereof, ye shall be cut in Pieces, and your Houses shall be made a Dunghil.
6 But if ye shew the Dream, and the Interpretation thereof, ye shall receive of me Gifts and Rewards, and great Honour:
7 They answered again and said, Let the King tell his Servants the Dream, and we will shew the Interpretation of it.
8 The King answered and said, I know of Certainty that ye would gain the Time, because ye see the Thing is Conk from Me.
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9 But if ye will not make known unto me the Dreafy there is but one Decree for you: for ye have prepared lying, and corrupt Words to speak before me, till the Time be changed; therefore tell me the Dream, and I shall know thit ye can shew me the Interpretation thereof.
10 The Chaldeans answered before the King, and said, There is not a Man. upon the Earth that can shew the King's Matter: therefore there is no King, that asked such Things at any Magician, or Astrologer, or Chaldean.
11 And it is a rare Thing that the King requireth, sod there is none other that can shew it before the King, except the Gods, whose Dwelling is not with Flesh.
12 For this Cause the King was angry and very furious, and commanded to destroy all the wife Men of Babylon.
13 And the Decree went forth, and they sought Daniel and his Fellows to be slain.
14 Then Daniel answered with Counsel and Wisdom to Arioch Captain of the King's Guard, which was gone forth to slay the wife Men of Babylon."
15 He answered and said to Arioch, Why is theDecra so hasty from the King? then Arioch made the ThiDg known to Daniel.
16 Then Daniel went in, and desired of the King, thai he would give him Time, and that he would shew the King the Interpretation.
17 Then Daniel went to his House, and made the Thing known to Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah his Companions.
18 That they would Desire Mercies of the God of Haven concerning this Secret; that Daniel and his Fellow? should not perish with the rest of the wise Men of Babylon.
19 Then was the Secret revealed unto Daniel in a Night Vision: then Daniel blessed the God of Heaven.
20 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the Name «' God for ever and ever: for Wisdom and Might are his.
21 * And he changeth the
Times and the Seasons: he * ?•* *K. 17 He leadeth CowA
K. „ _ j„„„ lots away spoiled, and maketh '~ _ iNGs,andsET- Judges
T ET H up Kings: he giveth n He loofeth the Bond of Kip,
Wisdom unto the Wise, and 6"deth the« Lo»ns with a Ca
Knowledge to them that know % He leadeth Princej ,wiy ^
Understanding. ed, and oveithioweth the Mi'gh:;.
22 He revealeth the deep „" He Poareth. V? , , ..t-l- -u 1 Princes, and weakneth the SuttpJ
and secret Things, he know- ef the Might).t ,"u"
tth what is in the Darkness, ■'"