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Israel's singular ingratitude.


Christ's coming prophesied 13 Thou that dwellest in the gardens, the 14 1 Make haste, my beloved, and be thou like companions.hearken to thy voice: cause me to to a roe or to a young hart upon the mountains hear it.

lof spices.
I The Book of the Prophet ISAIAH.

21 T How is the faithful city become a harlot ! Isaiah's complaint of Judah. it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in The vision

of Leanah the son of ander wahlecha ise but now isderers. he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem 22 Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Heze- with water : kiah, kings of Judah.

23 Thy princes are rebellious, and companions 2 Hear, o heavens, and give ear, O earth: for of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, nerbrought up children, and they have rebelled ther doth the cause of the widow come unto them, against me.

24 Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of hoets, The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his the mighty. One of Israel, Áh, I will ease me master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine people doth not consider.

enemies: 4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, 25 And I will turn my hand upon thee, and a seed of evil-doers, children that are corrupters! purely purge away thy dross, and take away all they have forsaken the LORD, they have pro- thy tin: voked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they 26 And I will restore thy judges as at the first, are gone away backward.

and thy counsellors as at the beginning : after5 Why should ye be stricken any more? ye ward thou shalt be called, The city of righteous. will revolt more and more: the whole head is ness, the faithful city. sick, and the whole heart faint.

27 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and 6 From the sole of the foot even unto the head her converts with righteousness. there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and 28 1 And the destruction of the transgressors bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not and of the sinners shall be together, and they been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified that forsake the LORD shall be consumed. with ointment.

29 For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which 7 You country is desolate, your cities are ye have desired, and ye sh be confounded for burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it the gardens that ye have chosen. in your presence, and it is desolate, as over- 30 For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth, thrown by strangers.

and as a garden that hath no water. 8 And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage 31 And the strong shall be as tow, and the in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucum-maker of it as a spark, and they shall both burn bers, as a besieged city.

together, and none shall quench them. 9 Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a

CHAP. II. very small remnant, we should have been as

Christ's kingdom foretold. Sodom; and we should have been like unto Go Tecord that Isaiand the scale Amoz saw 10 9 Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of 2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, Sodom: give ear unto the law of our God, ye that the mountain of the LORD's house shall be people of Gomorrah.

established in the top of the mountains, and shall 11 To what purpose is the multitude of your be exalted above the hills; and all nations shail sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full flow unto it. of the burnt-offerings of rams, and the fat of fed 3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bul- and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, locks, or of lambs, or of he-goats.

to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will 12 When ye come to appear before me, who teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his hath required this at your hand, to tread my paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and courts?

the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. 13 Bring no more vain oblations : incense is an 4 And he shall judge among the nations, and abomination unto me; the new-moons and sab- shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat baths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away their swords into plough-shares, and their spears with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting into pruning-hooks: nation shall not lift up

14 Your new-moons and your appointed feasts sword against nation, neither shall they learn my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I war any more. am weary to bear them.

5 0 house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk 15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will in the light of the LORD. hide mine eyes from you; yea, when ye make 6 11 Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are the house of Jacob, because

they be replenished full of blood.

from the east, and are soothsayers like the Phi16 9 Wash you, make you clean: put away the listines, and they please themselves in the chilevil of your doings from before mine eyes ; cease dren of strangers. to do evil;

7 Their land also is full of silver and gold, nei17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the ther is there any end of their treasures; their oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the land is also full of horses, neither is there any widow.

end of their chariots : 18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith 8 Their land also is full of idols; they worship the LORD : though your sins be as scarlet, they the work of their own hands, that which their shall be as white as snow; though they be red own fingers have made: like crimson, they shall be as wool.

9 And the mean man boweth down, and the 19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive the good of the land:

them not. 20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be de- 10 T Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the voured with the sword: for the mouth of the dust, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of LORD hath spoken it.

This majesty.

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The effects of God's majesty.


Christ's kingdom a sanctuary. 11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled and ancients of his people, and the princes thereof: the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, for ye have eaten up the vineyard; the spoil of and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day. the poor is in your houses. 12 For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be 15 What mean ye that ye beat my people to upon every one that is proud and lofty, and up- pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? saith the on every one that is lifted up; and he shall be Lord God of hosts. brought low:

16 | Moreover the LORD saith, Because the '3 Ånd upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking Bashan,

and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling 14 And upon all the high mountains, and upon with their feet: all the hills that are lifted up,

17 Therefore the LORD wil smite with a scab 15 And upon every high tower, and upon every the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, fenced wall,

and the LORD will discover their secret parts. 16 And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and 18 In that day the LORD will take cway the upon all pleasant pictures.

bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their i7 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made the moon, low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in 19 The chains, and the bracelets, and the that day.

mufflers, 18 And the idols he shall utterly abolish. 20 The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs,

19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and the head-bands, and the tablets, and the and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the ear-rings, LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when 21 The rings, and nose-jewels, he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

22 The changeable suits of apparel, and the 20 In that day a man shall cast his idols of sil- mantles, and the wimples, and the crisping-pins, ver, and his idols of gold, which they made each 23 The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, one for himself to worship, to the moles and to and the vails. the bats;

24 And it shall come to pass, that instead of 21 To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the a girdle a rent; and instead of well set hair LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

of sackcloth: and burning instead of beauty. 22 Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his 25 Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy nostrils : for wherein is he to be accounted of? mighty in the war. CHAP. III.

26 And her gates shall lament and mourn; and The calamities occasioned by sin. she, being desolate, shall sit upon the ground. TOR behold, the Lord, the Lord of hosts, doth

CHAP. IV. take away from Jerusalem and from Judah

Blessings of Christ's kingdom. the stay and the staff the whole stay of bread, ANP in that day seven Woinen shall take hold

2 The mighty man, and the man of war, the bread, and wear our own apparel : only let us be judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the called by thy name, to take away our reproach ancient,

2 In that day shall the branch of the LORD be 3 The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth and the counsellor, and the cunning artificer,| shall be excellent and comely for them that are and the eloquent orator.

escaped of Israel. 4 And I will give children to be their princes,.3 And it shall come to pass, that he that is left and babes shall rule over them.

in Ziori, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, 5 And the people shall be oppressed, every one shall be called holy, even every one that is writby another, and every one by his neighbour: the ten among the living in Jerusalem: child shall behave himself proudly against the 4 Wher the LORD shall have washed away the ancient, and the base against the honourable. filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have

6 When a man shall take hold of his brother purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst of the house of his father, saying, Thou hast thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the clothing, he thou our ruler, and let this ruin be spirit of burning. under thy hand:

5 And the LORD will create upon every dwell7 In that day shall he swear, saying, I will not ing place of mount Zion, and upon her assembe a healer; for in my house is neither bread nor blies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining clothing: make me not a ruler of the people. of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory

8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen : shall be a defence. because their tongue and their doings are against 6 And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow the LORD, to provoke the eyes of his glory. in the day time from the heat, and for a place of

91 The shew of their countenance doih wit- refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain. ness against them; and they declare their sin as

CHAP. V. Sodom, they hide it not. Wo unto their soul! God's severe judgments on Israel. for they have rewarded evil unto themselves. 10 Say ye to the righteous, that it's hagebees.enlNmwollsing to my well-beloved a song of

my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellwith him : for they shall eat the fruit of their beloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill: doings.

2 And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones 11 Wounto the wicked! it shall be ill with him thereof, and pianted it with the choicest vine, for the reward of his hands shall be given him. j and built a tower in the midst of it, and also

12 1 As for my people, children are their op- made a wine-press therein: and he looked that pressors, and women rule over them, O my peo- it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth ple, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and wild grapes. destroy the way of thy paths.

3 And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and 13 The LORD standeth up to plead, and stand- men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me eth to judge the people.

and my vineyard. 14 The LORD will enter into judgment with the 4 What could have been done more to my vine

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God's judgment on covetousness. CHAP. VI, VII.

Confederacy agzinst Judak yard, that I have not done in it?

wherefore, 26 T And he will lift up an ensign to the na when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, tions from far, and will hiss unto them from the brought it forth wild grapes ?

end of the earth; and behold, they shall come 5 And now go to; I will tell you what I will with speed swiftly: do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge 27 None shall be weary nor stumble among thereof, and it shall be eaten up; and break down them; none shall slumber nor sleep; neither the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down: shall the girdle of their loins be loosed, nor the

6 And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, latchet of their shoes be broken: nor digged; but there shall come up briers and 28 Whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows thorns: I will also command the clouds that they bent, their horses' hoofs shall be counted like rain no rain upon it.

flint, and their wheels like a whirlwind. 7 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the 29 Their roạring shall be like a lion, they shall house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant roar like young lions : yea, they shall roar, and plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold lay hold of the prey, and shall carry it away oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry. safe, and none shall deliver it.

B' Wo unto them that join house to house, 30 And in that day they shall roar against them that lay field to field, till there be no place, that like the roaring of the sea : and if one look unto they may be placed alone in the midst of the the land, behold, darkness and sorrow, and the earth:

light is darkened in the heavens thereof 9 In mine ears, said the LORD of hosts, or a

CHAP. VI. truth many houses shall be desolate, even great Isaiah's vision of God's glory. fairwithout inhabitant.

year that Uzziah died I saw also bath, and the seed of a homer shall yield an ed up, and his train filled the temple. ephah.

2 Above it stood the seraphims : each one had ii Wo unto them that rise up early in the six wings; with twain he covered his face, and morning, that they may follow strong drink; that with twain he covered his feet, and with twain continue until night, till wine inflame them! he did fly.

12 And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and 3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they re-holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts : the whole gard not the work of the LORD, neither consider earth is full of his glory. the operation of his hands.

4 And the posts of the door moved the voice 13 T Therefore my people are gone into capti- of him that cried, and the house was filled with vity, because they have no knowledge: and their smoke. honourable men are famished, and their multi- 5 4 Then said I, Wo is me! for I am undone : tude dried up with thirst.

because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell 14 Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine opened her mouth without measure: and their eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts. glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and 6 Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it. having a live coal in his hand, which he had

15 And the mean man shall be brought down, taken with the tongs from off the altar: and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the 7 And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, eyes of the lofty shall be humbled :

this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is 16 But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in taken away, and thy sin purged. judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctifi- 8 Also I heard the voice of the LORD, saying, ed in righteousness.

Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? 17 Then shall the lambs feed after their man- Then said I, Here am I; send me. ner, and the waste places of the fat ones shall 9 1 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear strangers eat.

ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye in 18 Wo unto them that draw iniquity with cords deed, but perceive not. of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart-rope: 10 Make the heart of this people fat, and malis

19 That say, Let him make speed, and hasten their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; !est they his work, that we may see it: and let the coun- see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, sel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, and understand with their heart, and convert, that we may know it!

and be healed. 20 9 Wo unto then that call evil good, and 11 Then said I, Lord, how long? And he angood evil; that put darkness for light, and light swered, Until the cities be wasted without inha. for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and bitant, and the houses without man, and the sweet for bitter!

land be utterly desolate; 21 Wo unto them that are wise in their own 12 And the LORD have removed men far away, eyes, and prudent in their own sig it!

and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the 22 Wo unto them that are mighty to drink wine, land. and men of strength to mingle strong drink: 13 1 But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall

23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and return, and shall be eaten: as a teil-tree, and as take away the righteousness of the righteous an oak whose substance is in them, when they from him!

cast their leaves : so the holy seed shall be the 24 Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, substance thereof. and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root

CHAP. VII. shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall

Ahaz comforted by Isaiah. go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word AND it came to pass in the days of Ahaz the

son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of of the Holy One of Israel.

Judah, that Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah 25 Therefore is the anger of the Lord kindled the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up against his people, and he hath stretched forth toward Jerusalem to war against it, but could not his hand against them, and hath smitten them: prevail against it. and the hills did tremble, and their carcasses 2 And it was told the house of David, saying, were torn in the midst of the streets. For all Syria is confederate with Ephraim. And his this his anger is not turned away, but his hand heart was moved, and the heart of his people, as is stretched out etill.

the trees of the wood are moved with the wind Christ promised.


God's judgments irresistible 3 Then said the LORD unto Isaiah, Go forth a man's pen concerning Maher-shalal-hash-baz now to meet Ahaz, thou, and Shear-jashub thy 2 And I took unto me faithful witnesses to reson, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool cord, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son in the highway of the fuller's field;

of Jeberechiah. 4 And say unto him, Take heed, and be quiet; 3 And I went unto the prophetess; and she fear not, neither be faint-hearted for the two conceived, and bare a son. Then said 'the LORD tails of these smoking firebrands, for the fierce to me, Call his name Maher-shalal-hash-baz. anger of Rezin with Syria, and of the son of Re- 4 For before the child shall have knowledge to maliah.

cry, My father, and my mother, the riches of 5 Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Rema Damascus and the spoil of Samaria shall be liah, have taken evil

counsel against thee, saying, taken away before the king of Assyria. 6 Let us go up against Judah, and vex it, and 51 The LORD spake also unto me again, saying, let us make a breach therein for us, and set a 6 Forasmuch as this people refuseth the waters king in the midst of it, even the son of Tabeal: of Shiloah that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin

7 Thus saith the Lord God, It shall not stand, and Remaliah's son; neither shall it come to pass.

7 Now therefore, behold, the LORD bringeth 8 For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the up upon them the waters of the river, strong head of Damascus is Rezin: and within three- and many, even the king of Assyria, and all his score and five years shall Ephraim be broken, glory: and he shall come up over all his chanthat it be not a people.

nels, and go over all his banks: 9 And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the 8 And he shall pass through Judah; he shall head of Samaria is Remaliah's son. If ye will overflow and go over, he shall reach even to the not believe, surely ye shall not be established. neck; and the stretching out of his wings shali 10 TT Moreover, the LORD spake again unto fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel. Ahaz, saying,

9 | Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye 11 Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God; ask it shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye either in the depth, or in the height above. of far countries : gird yourselves, and ye shall

12 But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye tempt the LORD.

shall be broken in pieces. 13 And he said, Hear ye now, O house of Da- 10 Take counsel together, and it shall come to vid; Is it a small thing for you to weary men, nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand : but will ye weary my God also ?

for God is with us. 14 Therefore the LORD himself shall give you 11 | For the LORD spake thus to me with a a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear strong hand, and instructed me that I should a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. not walk in the way of this people, saying,

15 Butter and honey shall be eat, that he may 12 Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to
know to refuse the evil, and choose the good. whom this people shall say, A confederacy ;

16 For before the child shall know to refuse the neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid.
evil, and choose the good, the land that thou ab- 13 Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let
borrest shall be forsaken of both her kings. him be your fear, and let him be your dread.

17 The LORD shall bring upon thee, and upon 14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a
thy people, and upon thy father's house, days stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to
that have not come, from the day that Ephraim both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a
departed from Judah; even the king of Assyria. snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
18 And it shall come to pass in that day, that 15 And many among them shall stumble, and
the LORD shall hiss for the fly that is in the ut- fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.
termost part of the rivers of Egypt, and for the 16' Bind up the testimony, seal the law among
bee that is in the land of Assyria.

my disciples.
19 And they shall come, and shall rest all of 17 And will wait upon the LORD, that hideth
them in the desolate valleys, and in the holes of his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look
the rocks, and upon all thorns, and upon all for him,

18 Behold, I and the children whom the LORD 20 In the same day shall the LORD shave with a hath given me are for signs and for wonders in razor that is hired, namely, by them beyond the Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth river, by the king of Assyria, the head, and the iņ mount Zion. hair of the feet: and it shall also consume the 19 | And 'when they shall say unto you, Seek beard.

unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto 21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a wizards that peep, and that mutter : should not man shall nourish a young cow, and two sheep; a people seek unto their God? for the living to

22 And it shall come to pass, for the abundance the dead?
of milk that they shall give that he shall eat 20 To the law and to the testimony: if they
butter: for butter and honey shall every one speak not according to this word, it is because
eat that is left in the land.

there is no light in them.
23 And it shall come to pass in that day, that 21 And they shall pass through it, hardly be-
every place shall be, where there were a thou- stead and hungry: and it shall come to pass,
sand vines at a thousand silverlings, it shall that when they shall be hungry, they shall

fret coen be for briers and thorns.

themselves, and curse their king and their God, 24 With arrows and with bows shall men come and look upward. thither; because all the land shall become briers 22 And they shall look unto the earth; and beand thorns.

hold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; 25 And on all hills that shall be digged with and they shall be driven to darkness. the mattock, there shall not come thither the

CHAP. IX. fear of briers and thorns : but it shall be for the

Christ's birth and kingdom. sending forth of oxen, and for the treading of NEVER

as was in her vexation, when at the
lesser cattle.

first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun, and
Israel and Judah threatened.
the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more

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Judgments upon Israel for pride.


Assyria a scourge for Israck. 2 The people that walked in darkness have seen and in the desolation which shall come from far? a great light: they that dwell in the land of the to whom will ye flee for help? and where will shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined. ye leave your glory?

3 Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not in- 4 Without me they shall bow down under the creased the joy: they joy before thee according prisoners, and they shall fall under the slain. to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when For all this his anger is not turned away, but they divide the spoil.

his hand is stretched out still. 4 For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, 5 10 Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his op- staff in their hand' is mine indignation. pressor, as in the day of Midian.

6 I will send him against a hypocritical naticn, 5 For every battle of the warrior is with con- and against the people of my wrath will I give fused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the this shall be with burning and fuel of fire. prey, and to tread them down like the mire of

6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is the streets. given: and the government shall be upon his 7 Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonder- heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy ful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlast- and cut off nations not a few. ing Father, The Prince of Peace.

8 For he saith, Are not my princes altogether 7 of the increase of his government and peace kings? there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, 9 Is not Calno as Carchemish ? is not Hamath and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to esta- as Arpad ? is not Samaria as Damascus ? blish it with judgment and with justice from 10 As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD idols, and whose graven images did excel them of hosts will perform this.

of Jerusalem and of Samaria; 8 T The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it 11 Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and hath lighted upon Israel.

her idols, so do to Jerusalem and her idols ? 9 And all the people shall know, even Ephraim 12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in the the Lord hath performed his whole work upon pride and stoutness of heart,

mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the 10 The bricks are fallen down, but we will fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria, build with hewn stones: the sycamores are cut and the glory of his high looks. down, but we will change them into cedars. 13 For he saith, By the strength of my hand I

11 Therefore the LORD shall set up the adver- have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prusaries of Rezin against him, and join his ene- dent: and I have removed the bounds of the peomies together;

ple, and have robbed their treasures, and I have 12 The Syrians before, and the Philistines be- put down the inhabitants like a valiant man: hind; and they shall devour Israel with open 14 And my hand hath found as a nest the riches mouth. For all this his anger is not turned of the people: and as one gathereth eggs that away, but his hand is stretched out still. are left, have I gathered all the earth; and there

13 For the people turneth not unto him that was none that moved the wing, or opened the smiteth them, neither do they seek the LORD of mouth, or peeped. hosts.

15 Shall the axe boast itself against him that 14 Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel heweth therewith ? or shall the saw magnify head and tail, branch and rush, in one day. itself against him that shaketh it? as if the rod 15 The ancient and honourable, he is the head; should shake itself against them that lift it up, and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail. or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it

16 For the leaders of this people cause them to were no wood. err; and they that are led of them are destroyed. 16 Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of hosts, 117. Therefore the LORD shall have no joy in send among his fat ones leanness; and under their young men, neither shall have mercy on his glory he snall kindle a burning like the burn their fatherless and widows: for every one is ing of a fire. a hypocrite and an evil-doer, and every mouth 17 And the light of Israel shall be for a fire, and speaketh folly. For all this his anger is not his Holy One for a flame: and it shall bum and turned away, but his hand is stretched out still. devour his thorns and his briers in one day;

18 For wickedness burneth as the fire; it 18 And shall consume the glory of his forest, shall devour the briers and thorns, and shall and of his fruitful field, both soul and body: and kindle in the thickets of the forest, and they they shall be as when a standard-bearer fainteth. shall mount up like the lifting up of smoke. 19 And the rest of the trees of his forest shall

19 Through the wrath of the LORD of hosts is be few, that a child may write them. the land darkened, and the people shall be as the 20 TT Ånd it shall come to pass in that day, that fuel of the fire: no man shall spare his brother. the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped

20. And he shall snatch on the right hand, and of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay be hungry; and he shall eat on the left hand, upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon and they shall not be satisfied: they shall eat the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. every man the flesh of his own arm:

21 The remnant shall return, even the remnant 21 Manasseh, Ephraim; and Ephraim, Manas- of Jacob, unto the mighty God. seh: and they together shall be against Judah. 22 For though thy people Israel be as the sand For all this his anger is not turned away, but of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: his hand is stretched out still.

the consumption decreed shall overflow with CHAP. X.

righteousness. Fall of Assyria foreshewn.

23 For the Lord God of hosts shall make a conW To unto them that decree unrighteous de-sumption, even determined, in the midst of all

crees, and that write grievousness which the land. they have prescribed ;

24 1 Therefore thus saith the Lord God of hosts, 2 To turn aside the needy from judgment, and my people that dwellest in Zion, be not afraid to take away the right from the poor of my peo- of the Assyrian: he shall smite thee with a rod, ple, that widows may be their prey, and that and shall lift up his staff against thee, after the they inay rob the fatherless!

manner of Egypt. 3 And what will ye do in the day of visitation, 25 For yet a very little while, and the indigna.

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