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Dominion and victory of Zion.

B. C. 710.

bls. 2. 4. Joel 3. 10. Or, scythes, c Ps. 72. 7.

d1 Kin. 4. 25. Zech. 3. 10.

e Jer. 2. 11. fZech, 10, 12.

9 Ex. 34. 16. Zeph. 3, 19. / Ps. 147. 2, Ez. 31. 13, & 37.21.

ich. 2. 12. &
5. 3, 7, 8, &
7. 18.

k La. 9. 6. &
24. 23.
Dan.7.14.27.
Luke 1. 33.
Rev. 11. 15.
Or, Edar:
Gen. 35. 21.
Jer. 8. 19.

m Is. 13. 8. & 21. 3.

Jer. 30. 6. & 50.43.

n Lam. 2. 16. o Obad, 12.

ch. 7. 10. p Is 55. 8. Rom. 11. 33. 7 Is. 21. 10. Is. 41. 15.16. Jer. 51. 33. . Dan. 2. 44.

t Is, 18. 7. & 23. 18. & 60. 6, 9.

u Zech. 4. 14. & 6.5.

a Lam. 3. 30. Matt. 5. 39. & 27. 30. 6 Matt. 2, 6. John 7. 42. e1 Sam.23.23. dEx.

18. 25. Gen. 49, 10, Is. 9. 6. ƒ Ps. 90. 2. Prov.8.22,23. John 1. 1. Heb, the days of eter nity.

gch. 4. 10.

MICAH.

the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the bills; and people shall flow unto it. 2 And many nations shall corne, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

3 And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into "pruninghooks nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn

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6 In that day, saith the LORD, 9 will I assemble her that halteth, and I will gather her that is driven out, and her that I have afflicted;

7 And I will make her that halted ia remnant, and her that was cast far off a strong nation and the LORD shall reign over them in mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever.

8 And thou, O tower of the flock, the strong hold of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, even the first dominion; the kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem.

9 Now why dost thou ory out aloud?s there no king in thee? is thy counsellor perished? for pangs have taken thee as a woman in travail.

10 Be in pain, and labour to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail: for now shalt thou go forth out of the city, and thou shalt dwell in the field, and thou shalt go even to Babylon; there shalt thou be delivered; there the LORD shall redeem thee from the hand of thine enemies.

11 "Now also many nations are gathered against thee, that say, Let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion.

12 But they know not Pthe thoughts of the LORD, neither understand they his counsel: for he shall gather them as the sheaves into the floor.

Messiah's kingdom and conquests. brought forth: then the remnant of his B. C. 710. brethren shall return unto the children of Israel.

4 And he shall stand and lifeed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God; and they shall abide: for now & shall he be great unto the ends of the earth.

And this man ishall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight † principal men.

6 And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he "deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders.

7 And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people Pas a dew from the LORD, as the showers upon the grass, that tarrieth not for man, nor waiteth for the sons of men.

8 And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the midst of many people, as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go through, both treadeth down, and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver.

9 Thine hand shall be lifted up upon thine adversaries, and all thine enemies shall be

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109 And it shall come to pass in that day, Zech. 9. saith the LORD, that I will cut off thy horses out of the midst of thee, and I will destroy thy chariots:

11 And I will cut off the cities of thy land, and throw down all thy strong holds: 12 And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand; and thou shalt have no more "soothsayers:

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CHAPTER VI.

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13 Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion; Arise, contend thou i before the mount-Hos

for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people and I will consecrate their gain unto the LORD, and their substance unto "the Lord of the whole earth.

CHAPTER V.

The birthplace of the Messiah. 4 His kingdom, 8
and conquests.

NOW gather thyself in troops, O daugh

ter of troops: he hath laid siege against us: they shall smite the judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek.

2 But thou, & Beth-lehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the dthousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; fwhose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

3 Therefore will he give them up, until

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God's controversy with his people for their ingrati tude, 6 ignorance, 10 injustice, 16 and idolatry. TEAR ye now what the LORD saith; ains, and let the hills hear thy voice. 2 "Hear ye, O mountains, 6 the LORD's 4644 controversy, and ye strong foundations of the earth: for the LORD hath a contro versy with his people, and he will plead with Israel.

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4 For I brought thee up out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed thee out of the house of servants; and I sent before thee Moses, Aaron, and Miriam.

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50 my people, remember now what Ba lak king of Moab consulted and what Ba A laam the son of Beor answered him, from, Shittim unto Gilgal; that ye may know A the righteousness of the LORD.

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God's controversy with Israel.

B. C. 710.

+ Heb, sons of
a year?

i Ps. 50. 9, &
51. 16.
Is. 1. 11.
Job 29. 6.

12 Kin. 16. 3.
& 21. 6. & 23.
10.

Jer, 7. 31. & 19. 5.

Ez. 23. 37. + Heb. belly. m Deut. 10.12. 1 Sam. 15.22. Hos. 6.6. & 12. 6.

Gen. 18. 19. Is. I. 17.

+ Heb. Aumble thyself to walk. Or, thy name shall see that which is. Or, Is there yet unto every

man a house of the wicked, fe.

+ Heb. measure of lean

ness.

Am. 8. 5. o Deut. 25. 1316.

Prov. 11. 1. & 20, 10, 23. 10r, Shall I be pure with, fo. pHos. 12. 7. Jer. 9. 3, 5, 6, 8.

МІСАН.

I come before him with burnt offerings,
with calves of a year old?

7 Will the LORD be pleased with thou-
sands of rams, or with ten thousands of
krivers of oil? shall I give my firstborn
for my transgression, the fruit of my body
for the sin of my soul?

8 He bath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but "to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

9 The LORD's voice crieth unto the city, and the man of wisdom shall see thy name: hear ye the rod, and who hath appointed it.

10" Are there yet the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the + scant measure that is abominable?

11 Shall I count them pure with Pthe wicked balances, and with the bag of deceitful weights?

12 For the rich men thereof are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

13 Therefore also will I make thee sick in smiting thee, in making thee desolate because of thy sins.

14 Thou shalt eat, but not be satisfied; and thy casting down shall be in the midst of thee; and thou shalt take hold, but shalt not deliver; and that which thou deliverest will I give up to the sword.

15 Thou shalt tsow, but thou shalt not reap; thou shalt tread the olives, but thou shalt not anoint thee with oil; and sweet wine, but shalt not drink wine.

The triumph of God's people.

hedge: the day of thy watchmen and thy
visitation cometh; now shall be their per-
plexity.

5 Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not
confidence in a guide: keep the doors of
thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bo-

som.

6 For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; a man's enemies are the men of his own house.

B. C. 710.

A Jer. 9. 4.
i Ez. 22. 7.
Matt. 10. 21,
35, 26.
Luke 12. 53.
& 21. 16.
2 Tim. 3. 2,3.
k Is. 8. 17.
¿Prov. 24. 17.
Lam. 1. 21.

m Ps. 37, 24.
Prov. 24. 16.

7 Therefore I will look unto the LORD;
I will wait for the God of my salvation: my Ps. 27. 1.
God will hear me.

8 Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy:
when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in
darkness," the LORD shall be a light unto

me.

oLam. 3. 39. p Ps. 37. 6. Or. And thou wilt see her that is mine enemy. and cover her with shame.

9°I will bear the indignation of the LORD,
because I have sinned against him, until he
plead my cause, and execute judgment for
me: Phe will bring me forth to the light, Ps. 35. 26.
and I shall behold his righteousness.

10 Then she that is mine enemy shall
see it, and shame shall cover her which
said unto me, "Where is the LORD thy
God? mine eyes shall behold her: now
shall she be trodden down as the mire
of the streets.

11 In the day that thy walls are to be built, in that day shall the decree be far removed.

12 In that day also he shall come even to thee from Assyria, and from the fortified cities, and from the fortress even to the river, and from sea to sea, and from mountain to mountain.

r Ps. 42. 3. 10.
& 79. 10. &
115. 2.
Joel 2. 17.
ch. 4. 11.

↑ Heb, she
shall be for
a treading
down.

t 2 Sam.22.43. Zech. 10. 5.

" Am. 9. 11, &c.

I. 11. 16. & 19. 23, &c. & 27. 13. Hos. 11. 11.

16 For "the statutes of "Omri are kept,
and all the works of the house of "Ahab, 13 Notwithstanding, the land shall be
and ye walk in their counsels; that I should desolate because of them that dwell there- Or, even to.
make thee a "desolation, and the inhabit-in, " for the fruit of their doings.
ants thereof a hissing: therefore ye shall
bear the "reproach of my people.

Lev. 28. 16.
Ps. 107.17,18.
Lev. 26. 26. Hos. 4. 10. t Deut. 28, 38, 39, 40. Am. 5. 11.
Zeph. 1. 13. Hag. 1. 6. Or, he doth much keep the, fe.
Kings 16. 25, 28. Hos. 5. 11. y 1 Kings 16. 30, &c. & 21
25, 26. 2 Kin. 21. 3. z1 Kin. 9. 8. Jer. 19. 8. Or, astonish-
ment. a Is. 25. 8. Jer. 51. 51. Lam. 5. 1.

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Is. 28. 4. Hos. 9. 10. Or, godly. or, merciful. Ps. 12. 1. & 14. 1, 3. 1. 57. 1. dHab. 1. 15, Hos. 4. 18. fls. 1. 23. eh. 3. 11. ↑ Heb. the mischief of his soul. 92 Sam. 23.6,

7.

Ex. 2, 6,
See la, 55.13.

14"Feed thy people with thy rod, the flock of thine heritage, which dwell solitarily in the wood, in the midst of Carmel: let them feed in Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old.

15 According to the days of thy coming out of the land of Egypt will I shew unto him marvellous things.

16 The nations shall see and be con

founded at all their might: they shall lay
their hand upon their mouth, their ears
shall be deaf.

17 They shall lick the ddust like a ser-
pent, they shall move out of their holes

WOE is me! for I am as + when they like "worms of the earth: they shall be

have gathered the summer fruits, as a the grape gleanings of the vintage: there is no cluster to eat: 6my soul desired the first ripe fruit.

2 The good man is perished out of the earth; and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net.

3 That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asketb, and the judge asketh for a reward; and the great man, he uttereth this mischievous desire: so they wrap it up.

4 The best of them is as a brier: the most upright is sharper than a thorn

afraid of the LORD our God, and shall fear
because of thee.

18 Who is a God like unto thee, that
kpardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the
transgression of the remnant of his her
itage? he retaineth not his anger for ever,
because he delighteth in mercy.

Or. After that it hath been.

y Jer. 21. 14.
ch. 3. 12.
Or, Rule.
Ps. 28. 9.
ch, 5. 4.

Is. 37. 24.
a Ps. 68. 22. &
78. 12.

Is. 26. 11.

c Job 21, 5. & 29.9.

d Ps. 72. 9. Is. 49. 23.

• Pa. 18. 45.
Or, creeping
things.
fJer. 33. 9.

g Ex. 15. 11.
h Ex. 34. 6, 7.
Jer. 50. 20.
ich. 4. 7. & 5.
3, 7, 8.

19 He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into Ps. 103. 9. the depths of the sea.

20 Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the days of old.

Is. 57. 16.
Jer. 3. 5.

/ Luke 1. 72,
73.

m Ps. 105, 9, 10.

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NAHUM.

The majesty of God in goodness to his people, and in severity against his enemies, a Zeph. 2. 13. vision of Nahum the Elkoshite. THE burden of Nineveh. The book of 2 God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and tis furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies.

LORD is c jealous God, and a revenger, fc.

6 Ex. 20. 5. &
34. 11.
Deut. 4. 24.
Joah, 21. 19.

c Deut. 32. 35.
P. 91. 1.
Is. 59. 18.

+ Heb. that hath fury. dEx. 31. 6, 7.

Neh. 9. 17. Ps. 103. 8. Jonah 4. 2. e Job 9. 4. f Ps. 18. 7, &c. & 97. 2. Hab. 3. 5,11, 12.

7 Ps. 106. 9. Is. 50, 2. Matt. 8. 26. h Is. 33. 9.

i Ps. 63. 8.

k Judg. 5. 5. Ps. 97. 5. Mic. 1. 4.

12 Pet. 3. 10. m Mal. 3. 2. + Heb. stand up.

n Rev. 16. 1. o1 Chr. 16,34. Ps. 100, 5. Jer. 33. 11. Lam. 3. 25. Or, strength.

p Ps. 1. 6.

2 Tim. 2. 19. 7 Dan. 9, 23. & 11. 10, 22, 40.

r Ps. 2. 1.

1 Sam. 3. 12. t 2 Sam. 23.6. 7.

uch. 3. 11. * Mal. 4. 1.

3 The LORD is dslow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: f the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.

4 He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth.

5 The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein.

6 Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? "his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him. 7 The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and Phe knoweth them that trust in him.

8 9 But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.

9' What do ye imagine against the LORD? "he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time.

10 For while they be folden together tas thorns, and while they are drunken as drunkards, they shall be devoured as stubble fully dry.

11 There is one come out of thee, that imagineth evil against the LORD, ta wicked counsellor.

12 Thus saith the LORD; "Though they be quiet, and likewise many, yet thus shall they be cut down, when he shall pass through. Though I have afflicted thee, I will afflict thee no more.

13 For now will I break his yoke from off thee, and will burst thy bonds in sunder. 14 And the LORD hath given a commandment concerning thee, that no more of thy name be sown out of the house of thy gods will I cut off the graven image and the molt

en image: I will make thy grave; for thou

art vile.

15 Behold dupon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace! O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows: fort the wicked shall no more pass through thee; f he is utterly cut off.

y 2 Kings 19. 22, 23, + Heb, a counsellor of Belial. Or. If they would have been at peace, so should they have been many, and should have passed away, a Is. 8. 8. Dan. 11. 10. 1s. 52. 7. Rom. 10. 15. Belial. f ver. 14.

Or, The disperser, or, hammer.

a Jer. 50. 23. 6 Jer. 51. 11,

12.

ch. 3. 14.

should they have been shorn, and he 22 Kings 19. 35, 37. + Heb. ahorn. Jer. 2 20. & 30. 8. e2 Kings 19. 37.

Heb. feast. ever, 11, 12, + Heb.

CHAPTER II. The array of God's armies for the destruction of Nineveh

"HE that dasheth in pieces is come up before thy face: 6 keep the munition, watch the way, make thy loins strong, fortify thy power mightily.

B. C.

cla. 10.12. Jer,

2 For the LORD hath turned away the excellency of Jacob, as the excellency of about 713. Israel: for the emptiers have emptied them out, and marred their vine branches. 3 The shield of his mighty men is made red, the valiant men are in scarlet: the chariots shall be with flaming torches in the day of his preparation, and the fir trees shall be terribly shaken.

4 The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall justle one against another in the broad ways: they shall seem like torches, they shall run like the lightnings.

5 He shall recount his worthies: they shall stumble in their walk; they shall make haste to the wall thereof, and the defence shall be prepared.

6 The gates of the rivers shall be opened, and the palace shall be dissolved. 7 And Huzzab shall be led away captive, she shall be brought up, and her maids shall lead her as with the voice of f doves, tabering upon their breasts.

8 But Nineveh is of old like a pool of water: yet they shall flee away. Stand, stand, shall they cry; but none shall look back.

9 Take ye the spoil of silver, take the spoil of gold for there is none end of the store and glory out of all the † pleasant furniture.

10 She is empty, and void, and waste: and the heart melteth, and Athe knees smite together, and much pain is in all loins, and the faces of them all gather + blackness. 11 Where is the dwelling of the lions, and the feeding place of the young lions, where the lion, even the old lion, walked, and the lion's whelp, and none made them afraid? 12 The lion did tear in pieces enough for his whelps, and strangled for his lionesses, and filled his holes with prey, and his dens with ravin.

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2 The noise of a whip, and the noise of the rattling of the wheels, and of the prane ing horses, and of the jumping chariots. 3 The horseman lifteth up both the brightes sword and the glittering spear: and there is a multitude of slain, and a great number of carcasses; and there is none end of their corpses; they stumble upon their corpses: 4 Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the well favoured Larlot, the mis tress of witcherafts, that selleth nations De through her whoredoms, and families through her witcherafts.

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The utter ruin of Nineveh.

B. C. about 713. 9 Mal, 2. 9. Heb. 10. 33. i Rev. 18. 10. k Jer. 15. 5. Am. 6. 2. Or, nourishing. Heb, No-Amon.

m Jer. 46. 25,
26.

Ez 30. 14-
16.

+ Heb. in thy
help.

n Ps. 137. 9. Is. 13. 16. Hos. 13. 16. o Lam. 2. 19. p Joel 3. 3. Obad, 11.

g Jer. 25. 17,
27.

ch. 1. 10.
Rev. G. 13.

s Jer. 50. 37.
& 51. 30.

B. C. about 626.

a Lam. 3. 8.

Job 21. 7. Ps. 94. 3, &c. Jer. 12. 1. Or, wrested. e Is. 29. 11. Acts 13. 41. d Deut. 28 49, 50.

Jer. 5. 15.

HABAKKUK.

6 And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make thee vile, and will set thee as ha gazingstock.

7 And it shall come to pass, that all they that look upon thee ishall flee from thee, and say, Nineveh is laid waste who will bemoan her? whence shall I seek comfort. ers for thee?

8 (Art thou better than "populous "No, that was situate among the rivers, that had the waters round about it, whose rampart was the sea, and her wall was from the sea? 9 Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength, and it was infinite; Phut and Lubim were + thy helpers.

10 Yet was she carried away, she went in to captivity: "her young children also were dashed in pieces at the top of all the streets: and they cast lots for her honourable men, and all her great men were bound in chains. 11 Thou also shalt be drunken: thou shalt be hid, thou also shalt seek strength because of the enemy.

12 All thy strong holds shall be like "fig trees with the first ripe figs: if they be shaken, they shall even fall into the mouth of the eater.

13 Behold, thy people in the midst of

The utter ruin of Nineveh.

thee are women: the gates of thy land shall be set wide open unto thine enemies: the fire shall devour thy bars.

14 Draw thee waters for the siege, "fortify thy strong holds: go into clay, and tread the mortar, make strong the brickkiln.

15 There shall the fire devour thee; the sword shall cut thee off, it shall eat thee up like the cankerworm: make thyself many as the cankerworm, make thyself many as the locusts.

16 Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven: the cankerworm "spoileth, and fleeth away.

B. C. about 713.

Ps. 147. 13. Jer. 51. 30.

u ch. 2. 1.

* Joel 1. 4.

Or, spreadeth himself. y Rev. 9. 7. z Ex. 15. 16. Ps. 76. 6.

Ez. 31.3, &c. ¡Or, valiant

ones.

61 Kings 22.

17 Thy crowned are as the locusts, and thy captains as the great grasshoppers, a Jer. 50, 18. which camp in the hedges in the cold day, but when the sun ariseth they flee away, and their place is not known where they are. 18 Thy shepherds slumber, O "king of Assyria: thy nobles shall dwell in the dust: thy people is scattered upon the mountains, and no man gathereth them. 19 There is no healing of thy bruise; thy wound is grievous: dall that hear the bruit of thee shall clap the hands over thee: for upon whom hath not thy wickedness passed continually?

HABAKKUK.

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20 LORD, how long shall I ery, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!

3 Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention.

4 Therefore the law is slacked, and judg ment doth never go forth: for the & wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.

5 Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will 2 Chr. 36. 6. work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you.

+ Heb. breadths.

Or. from them shall proceed the Judgment of these, and the captivity of these.

+ Heb, sharp. e Jer. 5. 6. Zeph. 3. 3. f Jer. 4. 13.

Or, the sup ping up of their faces, tc.; or, their faces shall look toward the east. Heb. the opposition of their faces toward the cast.

g Dan. 5. 4.

6 For, lo, dI raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces that are not theirs. 7 They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves.

8 Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat.

9 They shall come all for violence: "their faces shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand. 10 And they shall scoff at the kings, and the princes shall be a scorn unto them: they shall deride every strong hold; for they shall heap dust, and take it.

11 Then shall his mind change, and he shall pass over, and offend, imputing this his power unto his god.

12 Art thou not from everlasting, O LORD my God, mine Holy One? We shall not die. O LORD, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction.

13 & Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?

14 And makest men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping things, that have no ruler over them?

15 They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag: therefore they rejoice and are glad.

16 Therefore they sacrifice unto their net, and burn incense unto their drag; because by them their portion is fat, and their meat plenteous.

17 Shall they therefore empty their net, and not spare continually to slay the nations?

CHAPTER II.

The prophet is directed to wait for the fulfilment of the vision. 5 Woes upon the idolatrous destroyer.

WILL "stand upon my watch, and set me upon the t tower, band will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.

2 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

3 For d the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.

17. + Heb. wrinkling. e Mic. 1. 9. d Lam, 2. 15. Zeph. 2. 15. See Is. 14. 8, &c.

B. C. about 626.

h Ps. 90. 2. & 93. 2.

Lam. 5, 19. 12 Kings 19. 25.

Ps. 17. 13.
Is. 10. 5, 6,

7.

Ez. 30. 25. + Heb. rock, Deut. 32. 4. + Heb. founded. Ps. 5. 5. | Or, grievance. Jer. 12. 1. Or, moving.

m Jer. 16. 16.
Am. 4. 2.
Or, flue net.
Deut. 8. 17.
Is. 10. 13. &
37. 24, 25.
Or, dainty.
Heb. fat.

a Is. 21. 8. 11. + Heb. fenced place. b Ps. 85. 8.

Or, in me. Or, when I am argued with. Heb. upon my reproof, or, arguing. cls. 8. 1. &

30. 8. d Dan. 10. 14.

& 11. 27, 25.
Heb. 10. 37.
John 3. 36.

5 Yea also, because he transgresseth by Rom. 1. 17. Gal. 3. 11. Heb. 10. 38. Or, How much more.

Woes upon the destroyer.

B. C. about 626.

g Prov. 27, 20. & 30. 18. A Mic. 2. 4.

[Or, Ho, he.

i Is. 33, 1. k ver. 17.

HABAKKUK.

wine, he is a proud man, neither keepeth at home, who enlargeth his desire as hell, and is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him all nations, and heapeth unto him all people:

G Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, "Woe to him that increaseth that which is not his! how long? and to him that ladeth himself with thick clay!

7 Shall they not rise up suddenly that shall bite thee, and awake that shall vex thee, and thou shalt be for booties unto them?

8 Because thou hast spoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people shall spoil thee; because of men's blood, and + Heb. bloods. for the violence of the land, of the city, and (Jer. 22. 13. of all that dwell therein. Or, gaineth an evil gain. m Jer. 49. 16. Obad. 4.

+Heb.palm of

the hand! Or. pices, or, fastening. Or, witness against it. ↑ Heb, bloods. n Jer. 22. 13. Ez. 24. 9.

Mie. 3. 10. Nah, 3, 1. o Jer. 51. 58.

Or, in vain?

Or, by knowing the glory of the LORD.

p Is. 11. 9.

9 Hos. 7. 5.
r Gen. 9. 22.
1 Or, more

with shame
than with
glory.

Jer. 25. 26, 27. & 1. 57.

t ver. 8.

u In. 44. 9, 10. & 45. 2. z Jer. 10.8,14. Zech, 10, 2. 1 Heb, the fashioner of hu fashion. y Ps. 11. 5. 1 Cor. 12. 2. z Pa. 135, 17. a Ps. 11. 4. Zeph. 1. 7. Zech. 2. 13.

t Heb, be siLent all the earth before him.

a Ps. 7, title. Or, according to vari

able songs.

or, tunes, called in He

9 Woe to him that coveteth an evil coVetousness to his house, that 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 ery out of the wall, and the beam out of the timber shall answer it.

12 Woe to him that buildeth a town with "blood, and establisheth a city by iniquity!

13 Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall labour in the very fire, and the people shall weary themselves for very vanity?

14 For the earth shall be filled with the P knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

15 Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken also, that thou mayestlook on their nakedness!

16 Thou art filled with shame for glory: drink thou also, and let thy foreskin be uncovered: the cup of the LORD's right hand shall be turned unto thee, and shameful spewing shall be on thy glory.

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 land, of the city, and of all that dwell therein.

18" 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 Woe unto him that saith to the wood. Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach! Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in the midst of it.

20 But "the LORD is in his holy temple: 6 let all the earth keep silence before him.

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brew, Shigionoth.

thy speech, ↑ Heb, thy report, or, thy hearing.

The salvation of God's people.

and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.

3 God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise.

4 And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of his band: and there was the hiding of his power.

5 d Before him went the pestilence, and burning coals went forth at his feet.

6 He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow: his ways are everlasting.

B. C. about 626.

& Pa. 85. 6. ¡Or, preserve

alive. ¡Or, the mouth.

c Deut. 33. 2 Judg 5. 4. Ps. 68. 7. | Or, bright beams out of hu ride

d Nah. d. 3. ¡Or, burning diseases, Deut. 32.24.

e Pa. 18. 8.

7 I saw the tents of Cushan in afflicƒNah. 1.5. tion 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 wrath against the sea, that shou didst ride upon thine 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 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 hands on high.

11 The sun and moon stood still in their habitation at the light of thine "arrows they 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.

13 Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people, even for salvation with thine anointed; Pthou woundedst the head out of the house of the wicked, by discovering the foundation unto the neck. Selah.

14 Thou didst strike through with his staves the head of his villages: 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 thine horses, through the heap of great

waters.

g Gen. 49. 25. Or. Ethiopia Or, under affiction, ot, vanity. A Deut. 33.26. 27. Ps. 68. 4. & 104. 3. ver. 15. Or, thy char iots were salvation?

i Ps. 78. 15, 16, & 105, 41. Or. Thou didst cleare the rivers of the earth.

Ex. 19.16.18. Judg. 5. 4. 5. P. 68. 8. & 77. 18. & 114. 4.

/ Ex. 14. 22.
Josh. 3. 16.

m Josh. 10. 12.
13.

[ Or, thinear-
rows walked
in the light,
te.

Josh. 10, 11 Ps. 18. 14. & 77. 17, 18.

. Jer. 51. 33.
Am. 1.3
Mic. 4. 13.
p Josh. 10. 24.
& 11. 8. 12.
P. 68. 21.

16 When I heard, my belly trembled ; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself, that I might rest in the day of tronble when he cometh up unto the people, Heb. making he will invade them with his troops.

17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:

18 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

19 The LORD God is "my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my † stringed instruments.

naked.

+ Heb, mere tempestuous.

9 ver. 8.

Ps. 77. 19. 1 Or, mud.

Ps. 119. 120. Jer. 23, 9. [Or, ent them in pieces. + Heb, lie. Job 13. 15. Is. 41. 16. & 61. 10.

u Ps. 27, 1.2 8am. 22, 34. Pa. 18, 33. y Deut. 32. 13. & 33, 29. + Heb. Neginoth, Ps. 4, title.

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