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Jews, and their punishment i. whelps, and strangled for his lionesses, and filled was infinite; Put and Lubim were thy helpers. his holes with prey, and his dens with ravin. 10 Yet was she carried away, she went into

13 Behold, I am against thee, saith the Lord of captivity: her young children also were dashed hosts, and I will burn her chariots in the smoke, in pieces at the top of all the streets : and they and the sword shall devour thy young lions : cast lots for her honourable men, and all her and I will cut off thy prey from the earth, and great men were bound in chains. the voice of thy messengers shall no more be 11 Thou also shalt be drunken: thou shalt be beard.

hid, thou also shalt seek strength because of the CHAP. III.

enemy. The miserable ruin of Nineveh. | 12 All thy strong holds shall be like fig tree TVO to the bloody city! it is all full of lies and with the first ripe figs : if they be shaken, thes V robbery; the prey departeth not ;

shall even fall into the mouth of the eater. ? The noise of a whip, and the noise of the rat- 13 Behold, thy people in the midst of thee are ting of the wheels, and of the prancing horses, women: the gates of thy land shall be set wide and of the jumping chariots.

open unto thine enemies: the fire shall devour 3 The horsemen lifteth up both the bright sword, thy bars. and the glittering spear: and there is a multitude 14 Draw thee waters for the siege, fortify thy of slain, and a great number of carcasses; and strong holds: go into clay, and tread the mortar, there is none end of their corpses; they stunıble make strong the brick-kiln. upon their corpses :

| 15 There shall the fire devour thee: the sword 4 Because of the multitude of the whoredoms shall cut thee off, it shall eat thee up like the of the well-favoured harlot, the mistress of witch-canker-worm: make thyself many as the call crafts, that selleth nations through her whore-ker-worm, inake thyself many as the locusts. doms, and fainilies through her witchcrafts. 16 Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above

5 Behold, I am against thee, saith the LORD of the stars of heaven: tlre canker-worm spoileth, hosts ; and I will discover thy skirts upon thy and fieth away. face, and I will shew the nations thy nakedness, 17 Thy crowned are as the locusts, and thy and the kingdoms thy shame.

captains as the great grasshoppers, which camp 6 And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and in the hedges in the cold day, but when the sun make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazing-stock. ariseth they flee away, and their place is pol

7 And it shall come to pass, that all they that known where they are. look upon thee shall flee from thee, and say, Ni. 18 Thy shepherds slumber, O king of Assyria: neveh is laid waste : who will bemoan her; thy nobles shall dwell in the dust : thy people is whence shall I seek comforters for thee ? scattered upon the mountains, and no man ga.

8 Art thou better than populous No, that was thereth them. situate among the rivers, that had the waters 19 There is no healing of thy bruise; thy wound round abuut it, whose ranipart was the sea, and is grievous: all that hear the bruit of thee shall her wall was from the sca 1

clap the hands over thee: for upon whom hath 9 Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength, and it not thy wickedness passed continually ?


Ipass over, and offend, imputing this his power God's vengeance by the Chaldeans. unto his god. m ue burden which Ilabakkuk the prophct did 12 11 Art thou not from everlasting, O LORD see.

my God, my Holy One ? We shall not die. 0 2 0 LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt LORD, thou hast ordained them for judgment; not hear! even cry out uuto thee of violence, and, o mighty God, thou hast established theu and thou wilt not save!

for correction. 3 Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause 13 Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, me to behold grievance ? for spoiling and vio- and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore looklence are before me. and there are that raise up est thou upon them that deal treacherously, and strife and contention.

holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth 4 Therefore, the law is slacked, and judgment the man that is more righteous than lie ? doth never go forth: for the wicked doth com- 14 And makest men as the fishes of the sea, as pass about the righteous; therefore, wrong the creeping things, that have no ruler over them? judgment proceedeth.

| 15 They take up all of them with the angle, 511 Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, they catch them in their net, and gather them and wonder marvellously : for I will work ain their drag: therefore they rejoice and are glad. work in your days, which ye will not believel 16 Therefore they sacrifice unto their net, and though it be told you.

burn incense unto their drag; because by thein 6 For lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter their portion is fat, and their nieat plenteous. and hasty nation, which shall march through 17 Shall they therefore empty their net, and the breadth of the land, to possess the dwelling- not spare continually to slay the nations ?

CHAP. II. 7 They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment! The judgment upon the Chaldeans. and their dignity shall proceed of themselves. I WILL stand upon my watch, and set me

8 Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, 1 upon the tower, and will watch to see what and are more fierce than the evening wolves: he will say unto ine, and what I shall answer and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and when I am reproved. their horsemen shall come from far ; they shall 2 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write By as the eagle that hasteth to eat.

the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that 9 They shall come all for violence: their faces he inay run that readeth it. shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall ga- 3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, ther the captivity as the sand.

but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though 10 And they shall scoff at the kings, and the lit larry, wait for it; because it will surely come, princes shall be a scorn unto them: they shall it will not tarry. deride every strong hold; for they shall heap) 4 Behold, his soul which is lined up, is not up dust, and take it.

Iright in him: but the just shall live by his faith. u 'hen shall his mind change, and he shall 511 Yea also, because he transgresseth by wine,

cuss the dwelling-Inot spare cond iciore empty their net, and

places that are not their

Covelousness, fc. of the Chaldeans. CHAP. III. Habakkuk's confidence in God he is a proud man, neither keepeth at home, afraid : O LORD, revive thy work in the niidst

who enlargeth his desire as hell, and is as death, of the years, in the midst of the years make it and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him known; in wrath remember mercy.

all nations, and heapeth unto him all people : 3 God came from Teman, and the Holy One u 6 Shall not all these take up a parable against from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the

bim, and a taunting proverb against him, and heavens, and the earth was full of his praise. #say, Wo to him that increaseth that which is 4 And his brightness was as the light, he had to not his! how long ? and to him that ladeth him-horns coming out of his hand; and there was self with thick clay!

the hiding of his power. 7 Shall they not rise up suddenly that shall bitel 5 Before him went the pestilence, and burning o thee, and awake that shall vex thee, and thou coals went forth at his feet. pe shalt be for booties unto them ?

6 He stood, and measured the earth: he be8 Because thou hast spoiled many nations, allsheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the at the remnant of the people shall spoil thee; be-leverlasting mountains were scattered, the per

cause of men's blood, and for the violence of the petual bills did bow : his ways are everlasting. land, of the city, and of all that dwell therein. 17 I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction : and

9 Wo to him that coveteth an evil covetous- the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble. ness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, 8 Was the LORD displeased against the rivers ? that he may be delivered from the power of evil!l was thine anger against the rivers ? was thiy

10 Thou hast consulted shame to thy house bylwrath against the sea, that thou didst ride u pon cutting off many people, and hast sinned against thy horses, and thy chariots of salvation ? thy soul.

9 Thy bow was made quite paked, according 11 For the stone shall cry out of the wall, and to the oaths of the tribes, even thy word. Selah. the beam out of the timber shall answer it. Thou didst cleave the carth with rivers.

12 Wo to him that buildeth a town with blood,] 10 The mountains saw thee, and they tremand establisheth a city by iniquity!

bled: the overflowing of the water passed by: 13 Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the deep uttered his voice, and lifted up his the people shall labour in the very fire, and the hands on high. people shall weary themselves for very vanity ?) 11 The sun and moon stood still in their habi.

14 For the earth shall be filled with the know- tation : at the light of thine arrows they went, ledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters and at the shining of thy glittering spear. cover the sea.

| 12 Thou didst march through the land in Indig15 | Wo unto him that giveth his neighbour nation, thou didst thresh the heathen in anger. drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest 13 Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy hiin drunken also, that thou mayest look on their people, even for salvation with thine anointed ; nakedness!

ihou woundedst the head out of the house of 16 Thou art filled with shame for glory: drink the wicked, by discovering the foundation unto thou also, and let thy foreskin be uncovered the neck. Selah. the cup of the LORD's right hand shall be turned 14 Thou didst strike through with his staves unto thee, and shaineful spewing shall be on thy the head of his villages: they came out as a glory.

whorlwind lo scatter me: their rejoicing was as 17 For the violence of Lebanon shall cover to devour the poor secretly. thee, and the spoil of beasts, which made them 15 Thou didst walk through the sea with thy afraid, because of men's blood, and for the vio- horses, through the heap of great waters. lence of the land, of the city, and of all that 16 When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips dwell therein.

quivered at the voice: rottenuess entered into 18 1 What protiteth the graven image that the ny bones, and I trembled in myself, that I miglit inaker thereof hath graven it ; the molten image, rest in the day of trouble: when he cometh up and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his work unto the people, he will invade them with his trusteth therein, to make dumb idols ?

troops. 19 Wounto him that saith to the wood, Awake:) 17 T Although the fig tree shall not blossom, to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach! Betiold, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of it is laid over with gold and silver, and there is the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no no breath at all in the midst of it.

meat; the Nock shall be cut off' froin the fold, 20 But the LORD is in his holy temple : let all and there shall be no herd in the stalls: the earth keep silence before him.

18 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in CHAP. III.

the God of my salvation. The prayer of Habakkuk.

19 The Lord God is my strength, and he will A PRAYER of Habakkuk the prophet upon make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make Shigionoth.

me to walk upon my high places. To the chief 20 LORD, I have heard thy speech and was singer on my 'stringed instruments.


and I will cut off the remnant of Baal from this God's judgments against Judah.

place, and the name of the Chemarims with the The word of the LORD which came unto priests;

1 Zephaniah the son of Cushi, the son of GC-5 And them that worship the host of heaven daliah, ihe son of Amariah, the son of Hizkiah, upon the house-tops; and them that worship in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of and that swear by the LORD, and that swear by Judah.

Malcham; 2 I will utterly consume all things from off the 6 And them that are turned back from the Jand, saith the LORD.

LORD; and those that bave not sought the LORD 3 I will consuine man and beast; I will con- nor inquired for him. sume the fowls of the heaven, and the fishes of 7.Hold thy peace at the presence of the Lord the sea, and the stumbling-blocks with the wick-Gon: for the day of the LORD is at hand : for ed; and I will cut off man from offthe land, saith the Lord hath prepared a sacrifice, he hath bid the LORD.

bis guests. 4 I will also stretch out my hand upon Judah 8 And it shall come to pass in the day of the and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem ; LORD's sacrifice, that I will punish the princes,

The judgments of God

ZEPHANIAH. against Judah and Jerusalem. and the king's children, and all such as are 10 This shall they have for their pride, because clothed with strange apparel.

they have reproached and inngnified themselves 9 In the same day also will I punish all thoselagainst the people of the LORD of hosts. that leap on the threshold, which fill their mas- il The LORD will be terrible unto them; for he iers houses with violence and deceit.

will famish all the gods of the earth; and men 10 Ind it shall come to pass in that day, saith shall worship him, every one from his place, the LORD, that there shall be the noise of a cryleven all the isles of the heathen. from the fish-gate, and a howling from the 12 | Ye Ethiopians also, yc shall be slain by second, and a great crashing from the hills. my sword.

Jl Howl, ye inhabitants of Maktesh, for all the 13 And he will stretch out his hand against merchant people are cut down; all they that the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make bear silver are cut off.

Nineveh a desolation, and dry like a wilder12 And it shall come to pass at that time, that ness.. I will search Jerusalem with candles, and punish] 14 And flocks shall lie down in the midst of the men that are settled on their lees: that say her, all the beasts of the nations : both the corin their heart, The Lord will not do good, nei- morant and the bittern shall lodge in the upper ther will he do evil.

lintels of it; their voice shall sing in the win13 Therefore, their goods shall become a booty,dows; desolation shall be in the thresholds: for and their houses a desolation : they shall also lie shall uncover the cedar work. build houses, but not inhabit them; and they 15 This is the rejoicing city that dwelt careshall plant vineyards, but not drink the wine lessly, that said in her heart, I am, and there is thereof.

none besides me: how is she become a desola. 14 The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, tion, a place for heasts to lie down in every and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of one that passeth by her shall hiss, and wag his the LORD: the inighty man shall cry thore bitterly.hand. 15 That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble

CHAP. III. and distress, a day or wasteness and desolation

Jerusalem sharply reproned. a day of darkness and glooniiness, a day g w o to her that is filthy and polluted, to die clouds and thick darkness,

y oppressing city! 16 A day of the truinpet and aların against the 2 She obeyed not the voice; she received not fenced cities, and against the high towers. correction; she trusted not in the LORD; she

17 And I will bring distress upon men, that they drew not near to her God.. shall walk like blind men, because ihey have 3 Her princes within het are roaring Kons; her sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall judges are evening wolves; they guaw not thre be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung. Zones till the morrow.

18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be 4 Her prophets are light and treacherous perable to deliver them in the day of the LORD's sons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by they have done violence to thie law. the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even 5 The just LORD is in the midst thereof; lie a speedy riddance of all then that dwell in the will not do iniquity: every niorning doth fie land.

bring his judginent to light, he faileth not; but CIIAP. II.

the unjust knoweth no shaine. An erhortation to repentance.

6 I have cut off the nations: their towers are ATHER yourselves together, yea, gather to-desolate; I made their streets waste, that none U gether, o nation not desired;

passeth by: their cities are destroyed, so that 2 Before the decree bring forth, before the day ihere is no man, that there is none inhabitant. pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the 7 I said, Surely thou will fear me, thou wilt re LORD come upon you, before the day of the ceive instruction; so their dwelling should not LORD's anger come upon you.

be cut off, howsoever I punished them: but they 3 Seek ye the LORD, all ye mcek or the carth, rose early, and corrupted all their doings. which have wrouglit his judgment; scek right-1 8 11 Therefore, wait yeupon me, saith the LORD, eousness, seck meekness: it may be ye shall be witil the day that I rise up to the prey: fo my hid in the day of the Lord's anger.

determination is to gather the nations, that I 4 For Gaza shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them a desolation: they shall drive out Ashdod at the mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for noon-day, and Ekron shall be rooted np. all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of

5 Wo unto the inhabitants of the sea coasts, my jealousy. the nation of the Cherellites! the word of the 9 For then will I turn to the people a pure lan

.ORD is against you; O Canaan, the land of the guage, that they inay all call upon the name of l'hilistines, I will even destroy thee, that there the LORD, to serve him with one consent. shall be no inhabitant.

| 10 From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia my sup6 And the sea coast shall be dwellings, and col-pliants, even the daughter of my dispersed, shall tages for shepherds, and folds for flocks. bring mine offering.

7 And the coast shall be for the remnant of the 11 In that day shalt thou not be ashamed for house of Judah; they shall feed thereupon: in all thy doings, wherein thou hast transgressed the houses of Ashkelon shall they lie down inlagainst me : for then I will take away out of the the evening: for the LORD their God shall visit midst of thee them that rejoice in thy pride, and then, and turn away their captivity.

thou shalt no more be haughty because of my 811 I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the holy mountain. revilings of the children of Ammon, wherebyl 12 I will also leave in the midst of thce an althey have reproached my people, and inagnifiednicted and poor people, and they shall trust in theinselves against their border.

the name of the LORD. 9 Therefore, as I live, saith the LORD of hosts, 13 The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, the God of Israel, Surely Moab shay be as So-Inor speak lies: neither shall a deceitful tongue dom, and the children of Amnion as Gomorrah.Joe found in their mouth: for they shall feed um even the breeding of nettles, and salt-pits, and lie down, and none shall make them afraid. 3 berpetual desolation: the residue of my peo-1 14 IT Sirig. O daughter of Zion: shout, o rei ple shall spoil them, and the remnant or inylbe glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daugupeople shall possess them.

Iter of Jerusalens.

Haggai incites the people


to rebuild the terapie 15 The LORD hath taken away thy judgments,,solenn assembly, who are of thee, to whom the he hath cast out thine enemy: the King of Is-reproach of it was a burden. rael, even the LORD, is in the midst of thee: 19 Behold, at that time I will undo all that afthou shalt not see evil any more.

Aict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and 16 In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear gather her that was driven ont; and I will get thou not: and to Zion, Let not thy hands be then praise and fame in every land where they slack.

have been put to shame. 17 The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is 20 At that time will I bring you again, even in mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee the time that I gather you: for I will niake you with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy a name and a praise among all people of the over thee with singing.

earth, when I turi back your captivity before 18 I will gather them that are sorrowful for the your eyes, saith the LORD.


lof Josedech the high priest, and to the residue Haggai reproveth the people.

of the people, saying, In the second year of Darius the king, in the 3 Who is left among you that saw this house in I sixth month, in 'the first day of the month, her first glory ? and how do ye sce it now ? is it came the word of the LORD by Ilaggai the pro- not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing ? phet unto Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, go- 4 Yet now be strong, o Zerubbabel, saith the vernor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jose- LORD; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech dech, the high priest, saying,

the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of 2 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, the land, saith the LORD, and work : for I am This people say, The tiine is not come, the time with you, saith the LORD 'ot' hosts : tlıat the LORD's house should be built.

| 5 According to the word that I covenanted 3 Then came the word of the LORD by Haggai with you when ye came out of Egypt, so my the prophet, saying,

Spirit remaineth among you ; sear ye not. 4 Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in y | 6 For thus snith the LORD of hosts ; Yet once, ceiled houses, and this house lie waste ? lit is a little while, and I will shake the heavens,

5 Now, therefore, thus saith the LORD of hosts; and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; Consider your ways.

| 7 And I will shake all nations, and the Desire 6 Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye of all nations shall come: and I will fill this eat, luat ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts. are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but 8 The silver is mine, and the gold is mine. there is none warm; and he that eareth wages, saith the LORD of hosts. earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes. 19 The glory of this latter house shall be greater

71 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts : your ways.

land in this place will I give peace, saith the '8 Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and LORD of hosts. bnild the house, and I will take pleasure in it,/ 10 11 In the four and twentieth day of the ninth and I will be glorified, saith the LORD.

month, in the second year of Darius, came the 9 Ye looked for much, and lo, it came to little ; word of the LORD by llaggai the prophet, saying, and when ye brought it home, I did blow upon 11 Thus saith the Lord of losis, Ask now the it. Why ? saith the LORD of hosts. Because priests concerning the law, saying, of my house that is waste, and ye run every man 12 If one bear holy flesh in the skirt of his garunto his own house.

inent, and with his skirt do touch bread, or pot10 Therefore, the heaven over you is stayed tage, or wine, or oil, or any meat, shall it be from dew, and the earth is stayed from her holy? And the priests answered and said, No. fruit.

113 Then said Haggai, I one that is unclean by 11 And I called for a drought upon the land, a dead body touch any of these, shall it be unand upon the mountains, and upon the corn, and clean ? And the priests answered and said, It upon the new wine, and upon the oil, and upon shall be unclean. that which the ground bringeth forth, and upon 14 Then answered laggai, and said, So is this men, and upon cattle, and upon all the labour people, and so is this nation before me, saith of the hands.

the LORD; and so is every work of their hands; 19 11 Then Zerubbabel tbe son of Shealtiel, and and that which they offer there is unclean. Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, with 15 And now, I pray you, consider from this all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice day and upward, from before a stone was laid of the LORD their God, and the words of Haggai upon a stone in the temple of the LORD: the prophet, as the LORD their God had sent him, 16 Since those days were, when one came to a and the people did fear before the LORD. Theap of twenty measures, there were but ten:

13 Then spake Haggai the LORD's messenger when one came to the press-fat for to draw out in the LORD's Inessage unto the people, saying, fitty dessels out of the press, there were but I am with you, saith the LORD.

twenty. 14 And the LORD stirred up the spirit of Zcrub- 1711 1 smote you with blaşting and with mildew babel the son of Sheaitiel, governor of Judah, and with hail in all the labours of your hands; and the spirit of Joshua the son of Josedech, yet ye turned not to me, saith the LORD. the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnani 18 Consider now froni this day and upward, of the people; and they came and did work in from the four and twentieth day of the ninth the house of the LORD of hosts, their God, month, even from the day that the foundation of

15 In the four and twentieth day of the sixth the LORD's temple was laid, consider it. month, in the second year of Darius the king. | 19 Is the seed yet in the barn ? yea, as yet the CHAP. II.

vine, and the fig-tree, and the pomegranate, and The glory of the second temple. Ithe olive-tree, hath not brought forth: from this IN the seventh month, in the one and twenti-day will I bless you. I eth day of the month, came the word of the 20 1f And again the word of the LORD came LORD by the prophet llaggai, saying,

unto Haggai in the four and twentieth day of 2 Speak now :0 Zerubbabel the son of Sheal- the month, saying, tiel, governor of Judah, and 10 Joshua the son A Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of' Judab,



The vision of the horses.


Jerusalem is measure saying, I will shake the heavens and the carth ; every one by the sword of his brother

22 And I will overthrow the throne of king-| 23 in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, will doms, and I will destroy the strength of the take thee, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow Shealtiel, saith the LORD, and will make thee the chariots, and those that ride in them; and as a signet; for I have chosen thee, saith the the horses and their riders shall come down, LORD of hosts.


ime. What be these? And he answered me Zechariah cahorteth to repentance.

These are the horns which have scattered Juda! IN the eighth month, in the second year of Israel, and Jerusalem. I Darius. came the word of the LORD unto] 20 And the LORD shewed me four carpenters." Zechariahi, the son of Barachiah, the son of Iddol 21 Then said I, What come these to do? AR the prophet, saying,

The spake, saying, These are the horns which has 2 The Lord hath been sore displeased with scattered Judah, so that no man did lift up h. your fathers.

head: but these are come to fray them, to cas '3 Therefore, say thou ninto them, Thus saith out the horns of the Gentiles, which lifted a the Lord of hosts : Turn ye unto me, saith the their horn over the land of Judah to scatter it LORD of hosts, and I will turn unto you, saith

CHAP. II. the LORD of hosts.

The redemption of Zion 4 Be ye not as your fathers, unto whom thel T LIFTED up mine eyes again, and looked former prophets have cried, saying, Thus saith and behold a man with a measuring line in the LORD of hosts ; Turn ye now from your evil his hand. , ways, and from your evil doings : but they did 2 Then said I, Whither goest thou ? And be not hear, nor hearken unto me, saith the LORD.said unto me, To measure Jerusalem, to see what

5 Your fathers, where are they? and the pro- is the breadth thereof, and what is the length phets, do they live for ever?

thereof. 6 But, my words and my statutes, which I com-| 3 And behold, ti angel that talked with me manded my servants the prophets, did they not went forth, and another angel went out to meet take hold of your fathers? and they returned him, and said, Like as the LORD of hosts thought to 4 And said unto him, Run, speak to this young do unto us, according to our ways, and accord-man, saying, Jerusalem shall be inhabited as ing to our doings, so hath he dealt with us. towus without walls for the multitude of men

7 1 Upon the four and twentieth day of the and cattle therein: eleventh month, which is the month Setat, in 5 For I, saith the LORD, will be unto her a wall the second year of Darius, came the word of the of fire round about, and will be the glory in the LORD intr Zechariah, the son of Barachiah, the midst of her. son of Iddo the prophet, saying,

16 Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land 8 I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon of the north, saith the LORD: for I have spread a red horse, and be stood among the myrile-you abroad as the four winds of the heaven, trees that were in the bottom; and behind him saitli the LORD. were there red horses, speckled, and white. 7 Deliver thyself, o Zion, that dwellest wili

9 Then said I, O my Lord, what are these ? the daughter of Babylon. And the angel that talked with me said unto 8 For thus saith the LORD of hosts: After the me, I will shew thee what these be.

Iglory hath he sent me unto the nations which 10 And the man that stood among the myrtle- spoiled you: for he that touchieth you, toucheth trees answered and said, These are they whom the apple of his eye. tl:e LORD hath sent to walk to and fro through 9 For behold, I will shake my hand upon the.n. the earth.

and they shall be a spoil to their servants: and 11 And they answered the angel of the LORD'ye shall know that the LORD of hosts hath that stood among the myrtle-trees, and said, We sent me. have walked to and fro through the earth, and 10 11 Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion. for beholil, all the earth sitteth still, and is at rest. lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee,

12 | Then the angel of the Lord answered saith the LORD. and said, O LORD of hosts, how long wilt tliou 11 And niany nations shall be joined to the not have mercy on Jerusalein and on the cities LORD in that day, and shall be my people: and of Judah, against which thou hast had indigna- I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt tion these threescore and ten years?

know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me 13 And the LORD answered the angel that unto thee. talked with me with good words and comforta- 1 12 And the LORD shall inherit Judah bis porble words.

tion in the holy land, and shall chouse Jerusa14 So the angel that communed with me said|lem again. unto me, Cry thou, saying, Thus saith the Lord 13 Be silent, О all flesh, before the LORD: for of hosts; l'am jealous for Jerusalem and for he is raised up out of his holy habitation. Zion with a great jealousy.

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The type of Joshua. then that are at ease: for I was but a little dis-! A ND he shewed me Joshua the high priest pleased, and they helped forward the affliction. 61 standing before the angel of the LORD, and

16 Therefore thus saith the Lord : Iam return-Satan standing at his right hand to resist him. ed to Jerusalem with mercies: my house shalll 2 And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD be built in it, saith the Lord of hosts, and a line rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem. chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a

17 Cry yet, saying, Thussaith the Lord of hosts: brand plucked out of the fire ? My cities through prosperity shall yet be spread 3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garabroad: and the LORD shall yet confort Zion.Iments, and stood before the angel and shall yet choose Jerusalem.

4 And he answered and spake upto those that 18 1 Then lifted I up muine eyes, and saw, and stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy beliold four horus.

garments from him. And unto him he said, 19 And I said unto the angelihat talked with Behold, I have caused thine iniqnity to pass

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