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Israel's singular ingratitude. CHAP. I, II. Christ's coming prophesied 13 Thou that dwellest in the gardens, the 14 T 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.

¶ The Book of the Prophet ISAIAH.

CHAP. I.

21 How is the faithful city become a harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.

22 Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed

Isaiah's complaint of Judah. THE vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Heze-with water: kiah, kings of Judah.

23 Thy princes are rebellious, and companions

2 Hear, Ŏ 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, neibrought 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 hosts, 3 The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his the mighty One of Israel, Ah, 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, a seed of evil-doers, children that are corrupters they have forsaken the LORD, they have pro-thy tin: voked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.

5 Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

6 From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.

25 ¶ And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all

17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

26 And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.

27 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness.

28 T And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be together, and they that forsake the LORD shall be consumed.

7 Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.

29 For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye have desired, and ye shall be confounded for the gardens that ye have chosen.

30 For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth, 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. CHAP. II. Christ's kingdom foretold.

9 Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as

Sodom, and we should have been like unto Go-THE word that Isaiah the son of Amoz suw

morrah.

and Jerusalem.

10 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 be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.

11 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full and of the burnt-offerings of rams, and the fat of fed 3 And many people shall go 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 wil 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 the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

courts?

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 à trouble unto me; I war any more. am weary to bear them. 5 O 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 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 T 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, neither is there any end of their treasures; their land is also full of horses, neither is there any end of their chariots:

8 Their land also is full of idols; they worship

18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith 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 great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive

19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:

them not.

20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be de- 10 1 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.

The effects of God's majesty.

ISAIAH. 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 Gon of hosts. brought low: 16 T Moreover the LORD saith, Because the 13 Ana 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 with their feet:

17 Therefore the LORD will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will discover their secret parts.

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14 And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up, 15 And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall,

16 And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures.

17 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made the moon, low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.

18 And the idols he shall utterly abolish.
19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks,
and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the
LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when
he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
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;

21 The rings, and nose-jewels,
22 The changeable suits of apparel, and the

21 To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth. 22 Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of? CHAP. III.

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The calamities occasioned by sin. OR behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah

the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread,

and the whole stay of water,

2 The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient,

3 The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator.

4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.

And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable. 6 When a man shall take hold of his brother of the house of his father, saying, Thou hast clothing, be thou our ruler, and let this ruin be under thy hand:

7 In that day shall he swear, saying, I will not be a healer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing: make me not a ruler of the people.

8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judal: is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the LORD, to provoke the eyes of his glory.

9 The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Wo unto their soul! for have rewarded evil unto

10 Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well

with him for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.

18 In that day the LORD will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like

19 The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers,

20 The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the head-bands, and the tablets, and the ear-rings,

24 And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of well set hair baldness; and instead of a stoniacher a girding of sackcloth: and burning instead of beauty. 25 Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war.

26 And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she, being desolate, shall sit upon the ground. CHAP. IV.

Blessings of Christ's kingdom AND in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach. 2 In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel.

3 And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem:

4 When the LORD shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusaleni from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning."

5 And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence.

6 And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the day time from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain. CHAP. V.

God's severe judgments on Israel.

NOW will I sing to my well-beloved a song of

my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill: 2 And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also

11 Wounto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him. 12 ¶ 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 destroy the way of thy paths.

13 The LORD standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the people. 14 The LORD will enter into judgment with the

wild grapes.

3 And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, 1 pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.

4 What could have been done more to my vine

God's judgment on covetousness.

CHAP. VI, VII. Confederacy against Judah. yard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, 26 T And he will lift up an ensign to the nawhen 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 thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.

28 Whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent, their horses' hoofs shall be counted like flint, and their wheels like a whirlwind.

7 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry. 8 T Wo unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth!

29 Their roaring shall be like a lion, they shall roar like young lions: yea, they shall roar, and lay hold of the prey, and shall carry it away safe, and none shall deliver it.

30 And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea: and if one look unto the land, behold, darkness and sorrow, and the light is darkened in the heavens thereof. CHAP. VI.

9 In mine ears, said the LORD of hosts, Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, even great and fair, without inhabitant.

10 Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one
bath, and the seed of a homer shall yield aned up, and his train filled the temple.
ephah.

11 Wo unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them! 12 And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the LORD, neither consider the operation of his hands.

13 Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their smoke. honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.

14 Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.

15 And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled:

16 But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanotified in righteousness.

17 Then shall the lambs feed after their manner, and the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eat.

Isaiah's vision of God's glory.

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IN the year that king Üzziah died I saw also the LORD sitting upon a throne, high and lift

Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.

3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

4 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with

5 1 Then said I, Wo is me! for I'am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts. 6 Theu flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:

7 And he laid itupon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.

8 Also I heard the voice of the LORD, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, IIere am I; send me.

9 1 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Ilear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.

18 Wo unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart-rope: 10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make 19 That say, Let him make speed, and hasten their cars heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they his work, that we may see it: and let the coun-see with their eyes, and hear with their cars, 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 1 Wo unto them 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 inhafor darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and bitant, and the houses without man, and the sweet for bitter! land be utterly desolate;

12 And the LORD have removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land.

13 ¶ But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten as a teil-tree, and as an oak whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof.

21 Wo unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! 22 Wo unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: 23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

24 Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go as dust: because have cast the

CHAP. VII.

Ahaz comforted by Isaiah.

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 Judah, that Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah

of the Holy One of Israel. 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 cut still. the trecs of the wood are moved with the wind.

Christ promised.

ISAIAH.

God's judgments irrésistible 3 Then said the LORD unto Isaiah, Go forth a man's pen concerning Maher-shalal-hash-baż. how 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 Jéberechiah.

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

7 Now therefore, behold, the LORD bringeth

9 And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is Remaliah's son. If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not be established. 10 Moreover, the LORD spake again unto Ahaz, saying,

8 And he shall pass through Judah; he shall overflow and go over, he shall reach even to the neck; and the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel.

11 Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above. 12 But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will tempt the LORD.

9 Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries: gird yourselves, and ye shail be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces.

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13 And he said, Hear ye now, O house of David; Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also?

10 Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought, speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.

14 Therefore the LORD himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. 15 Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good. 16 For before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of both her kings.

171 The LORD shall bring upon thee, and upon thy people, and upon thy father's house, days that have not come, from the day that Ephraim departed from Judah; even the king of Assyria. 18 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.

19 And they shall come, and shall rest all of them in the desolate valleys, and in the holes of the rocks, and upon all thorns, and upon all bushes.

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20 In the same day shall the LORD shave with razor that is hired, namely, by them beyond the river, by the king of Assyria, the head, and the hair of the feet: and it shall also consume the beard.

11 For the LORD spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying, 12 Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid.

13 Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread. 14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken. 16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.

17 And I will wait upon the LORD, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

18 Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.

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19 T And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?

21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that nian shall nourish a young cow, and two sheep; 22 And it shall come to pass, for the abundance of milk that they shall give that he shall eat butter: for butter and honey shall every one eat that is left in the land.

20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because 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 beevery 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 Tret even be for briers and thorns. themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward.

24 With arrows and with bows shall men come thither; because all the land shall become briers and thorus.

22 And they shall look unto the earth; and behold 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. the dimness shall not be

sending forth of oxen, and for the treading of

such as was in her vexation, when at the

lesser cattle.

first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun, and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, be

CHAP. VIII.

Israel and Judah threatened.

MOREOVER, the LORD said unto me, Take

thee a great roll, and write in it with yond Jordan, in of

Judgments upon Israel for pride.

CHAP. X. Assyria a scourge for Israel 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 thec 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, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian.

5 ¶O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.

6 I will send him against a hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give

5 For every battle of the warrior is with confused 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 hath lighted upon Israel.

11 Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and 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 fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.

10 The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycamores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.

11 Therefore the LORD shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him, and join his enemies together;

13 For he saith, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people, 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 was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped.

13 For the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them, neither do they seek the LORD of hosts.

14 Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day. 15 The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail. 16 For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed. 16 Therefore shall the Lord, the Lord of hosts, 17 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 shall kindle a burning like the burntheir fatherless and widows: for every one is ing of a fire.

15 Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood.

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 burn 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 ¶ And 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 of Jacob, unto the mighty God.

22 For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.

23 For the Lord GoD of hosts shall make a consumption, even determined, in the midst of all

21 Manasseh, Ephraim; and Ephraim, Manasseh and they together shall be against Judah. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still. CHAP. X.

Fall of Assyria foreshewn.

W unto them that decree unrighteous de

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

24 Therefore thus saith the Lord GoD of hosts,

2 To turn aside the needy from judgment, and O 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 may 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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