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Christ the Branch promised. CHAP. IV, V, VI.

Babylon's ruin signihed from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of is twenty cubits, and the brcadth thereof ten of raiment.

cubits. 5 And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon 3 Then said he unto me. This is the curse that his bead. So they set a fair mitre upon his head, goeth forth over the face of the whole earth : for and clothed him with garments. And the angel every one that stealeth shall be cut off as on this of the LORD stood by.

side, according to it; and every one that swear6 And the angel of the LORD protested untoleth shall be cut off as on that side, according to it. Joshua, saying,

4 I will bring it forth, saith the LORD of hosts. 7 Thus saith the LORD of hosts ; If thou wilt and it shall enter into the house of the thicf, and walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my into the house of him that sweareth falsely by charge, then thou shalt also judge my house, and my name: and it shall remain in the midst of his shalt also keep my courts, and I will give theelhouse, and shall consume it with the timber places to walk among these that stand by. thereof and the stones thereof.

8 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou 5 | Then the angel that talked with me went and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are forth, and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, men wondered at . for behold, I will bring forth and see what is this that goeth forth.

| 6 And I said, What is it? And he said, This is 9 For behold the stone that I have laid before an ephah that goeth forth. He said moreover, Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: be- This is their resemblanee through all the earth. hold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith] 7 And behold, there was lifted up a talent of the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the ini- lead : and this is a woman that sitteth in the quity of that land in one day.

midst of the epha!.. 10 In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall 8 And he said, This is wickedness. And he ve call every man his neighbour under the vine cast it into the midst of the epliah; and he cast and under the fig-tree.

the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof. CHAP. IV.

9 Then lifted I up mine eyes and looked, and The type of the golden candlestick. behold, there came out two woinen, and the AND the angel that talked with me came wind was in their wings; for they had wings A again, and waked me, as a man that is like the wings of a stork : and they lifted up the wakened out of his sleep,

ephal between the earth and the heaven. 2 And said unto me, What seest thou ? And I 10 Then said I to the angel that talked with said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick, me, Whither do these bear the ephah? all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and 11 And he said unto me, To build it a house in his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the the land of Shinar: and it shall be cstablished, seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof: and set there upon her own base. 3 And two olive-trees by it, one upon the right

" CHAP. VI. side of the bowl, and the other upon the left

The vision of the four chariots. side thereof.

AND I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and 4 So I answered and spake to the angel that looked, and behold, there came four chariots talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord ? out fron between two mountains; and the moun

5 Then the angel that talked with ine answer- tains were mountains of brass. ed and said unto me, Knowest thou not what 2 In the first chariot were red horses; and in these be ? and I said, No, my lord.

the second chariot black horses; 6 Then he answered and spake unto me, say-| 3 And in the third chariot white horses; and in ing. This is the word of the LORD unto Zerub-the fourth chariot grizzled and bay horses.. babel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but 4 Then I answered and said unto the angel by my Spirit, saith the LORD of hosts

that talked with me, What are these, my lord ? Who art thou, O great mountain ? before 5 And the angel answered and said unto me, Zerubbabel thou shall become a plain : and he These are the four spirits of the heavens, which shall bring forth the headstone thereof with go forth from standing before the Lord of all the shoutings, crying, Grace, grace, unto it. earth.

8 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto 6 The black horses which are therein go forth me, saying,

into the north country; and the white go forth 9 The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foun- after them; and the grizzled go forth toward dation of this house ; his hands shall also finish the south country. it; and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts 7 And the bay went forth, and sought to go that hath sent me unto you.

they might walk to and fro through the earth: 10 For who liath despised the day of small and he said, Get you hence, walk to and fro things ? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the through the earth. So they walked to and fro plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those through the earth. seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which 8 Then cried he upon me, and spake unto ine, run to and fro through the whole earth.

saying, Behold, these that go toward the north
11 | Then answered I, and said unto him, What country have quieted my spirit in the north
are these two olive-trees upon the right side of country.
the candlestick and upon the left side thereof? 91 And the word of the LORD came unto me,

12 And I answered again, and said unto him, saying,
What be these two olive branches which through 10 Take of them of the captivity, even of Hel-
the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of dai, of Tobijah, and of Jedaiah, which are conie
themselves ?

from Babylon, and come thou the same day, and - 13 And he answered me and said, Knowest thou go into the house of Josiah the son of Zephanialı; not what these be? And I said, No, iny lord. 11 Then take silver and gold, and make crowns,

14 Then said he, Tnese are the two anointed and set them upon the head of Joshua the son of
oncs, that stand by the LORD of the whole earth. Josedech, the high priest;

12 And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh The vision of the flying roll.

the Lord of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose THEN I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up I looked, and behold a flying roll.

out of his place, and he shall build the temple of 2 And he said unto me, What seest thou ? And the LORD: I answered, I sec a flying roll; the length there- 13 Eveu he shall build the temple of the LORD:

offshall come and build Yellous in the eyes or the remasts: If it be mar

8in. che cause of the Jeros captivity. ZECIIARIAH. Joy and enlargement are promised and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit andı 4 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; There shall rule upon bis throne: and he shall be a priest yet old men and old women dwell in the streets upon his throne: and the counsel of peace shall of Jerusalem, and every man with his staff in be between them both.

his hand for very age. 14 And the crowns shall be to Helem, and to 5 And the streets of the city shall be full of boys Tobijah, and to Jedaiah, and to Hen the son of and girls playing in the streets thereof. Zephaniah, for a meinorial in the temple of the 6 Thus saith the LORD of hosts ; If it be mar LORD.

15 And they that are far off shall come and build in these days, should it also be marvellous in mine in the temple of the LORD; and ye shall knowleyes ? saith the LORD of hosts. that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you. 7 Thus saith the LORD of hosts ; Behold, I wil And this shall come to pass, if ye will diligently save my people from the east country, and froin obey the voice of the LORD your God.

the west country; CILAP. VII.

8 And I will bring them, and they shall dwell Hypocrisy in fasts reproved.

in the inidst of Jerusalem : and they shall be my AND it came to pass in the fourth year of people, and I will be their God, in truth and in A king Darius, that the word of the LORD righteousness. came unto Zechariah in the fourth day of the 9 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Let your ninth month, even in Chisleu;

hands be strong, ye that hear in these days these 2. When they had sent unto the house of God, words by the niouth of the prophets, which were Sherezer and Regem-melech, and their men, to in the day that the foundation of the house of pray before the LORD,

the LORD of liosts was laid, that the temple might 3 And to epeak unto the priests which were in be built. the house of the LORD of hosts, and to the pro- 10 For before these days there was no hire for phets, saying, Should I weep in the fifth month, man, nor any hire for beast ; neither was there Beparating myself, as I have done these so many any peace to him that went out or came in beyears ?

calise of the atfliciion: for I set all men every 41 Then came the word of the LORD of hosts one against his neighbour. unto me, saying,

11 But now I will not be unto the residue of this 5 Speak unto all the people of the land, and to people as in the former days, saith the LORD of the priests, saying, Wnen ye fasted and mourn- hosts. ed in the fifth and seventh month, even those 12 For the seed shall he prosperous; the vine seventy years, did ye at all fast unto me, even shall give her fruit, and ihe ground shall gire to me?

her increase, and the heavens shall give their 6 And wlien ye did eat, and when ye did drink.'dew; and I will cause the rennant of this peodid not ye eat for yourseloes, and drink for your- rle lo possess all these things. selves ?

113 And it sliall come to pass, that as ye were a 7 Should ye not hear the words which the LORD curse among the heathen, house of Judah, and hath cried by the former prophets when Jerusa- house of Israel; so will I save you, and ye lem was inhabited and in prosperity, and the shall be a blessing : fear not, but let your hands cities thereof round about her, when mien inhabit- be strong. ed the south and the plain ?

14 Forthussaith die LORD of hosts; Asl thought 8. And the word of the LORD came unto to punish you, wheu your fathers provoked me Zecharial, saying,

to wrath, saith the LORD of hosts, and I repent'Thus spcaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, eit not: Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and 15 So again have I thought in these days to do compassions every man to his brother:

well unto Jerusalem and to the house of Judah: 10 And oppress not the widow, nor thic father- fear ye not. less, the stranger, nor the poor; and let none 16 11 These are the things that ye shall do; Speak of you imagine evil against his brother in your ye every man the truth to his neighbour'; execute heart.

the judgment of truth and peace in your gates: 11 But they refused to hearken, and pulled away 17 And let none of you imagine evil in your the shoulder, and stopped their cars, that they hearts against his neighbour; and love no false should not hear.

Joath: for all these are things that I hate, saith 12 Yea, they made their hearts as an adamant the LORD. etone, lest they should hear the law, and the 18 11 And the word of the LORD of hosts came words which the LORD of hosts hath sent in his unto me, saying, Spirit by the former prophets: therefore came 19 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The fast of a great wrath from the LORD of hosts.

the fourth month, and the fast of the fifth, and the 13 Therefore it is come to pass, that as he fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall cried, and they would not hear; so they cried, be to the house of Judah joy and gladness, and and I would not hear, saith the LORD of hosts : cheerful feasts; therefore love the truth and

14 But Iscattered them with a whirlwind among peace. all the nations whoin they knew not. Thus the 20 Thus saith the LORD of hosts: It shall yet land was desolate after them, that no man passed come to pass, that there shall come people, and through nor returned: for they laid the pleasant the inhabitants of many cities: land desolate.

| 21 And the inhabitants of one city shall go to CHAP. VIII.

another, saying, Let us go speedily to pray beThe restoration of Jerusalem.

fore the LORD, and to seek the LORD of hosts: A GAIN the word of the Lord of hosts came I will go also. A to me, saying,

2 Yea, many people and strong nations shall 2 Thus saith the LORD of hosts ; I was jealous coine to seek the LORD of hostsin Jerusalem, and for Zion with great jealousy, and I was jealous for to pray before the LORD. her with great fury.

| 23 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days 3 Thus saitli the LORD; I am returned unto it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold, Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: out of all languages of the nations, even shall and Jerusalent shall be called, A city of truth; take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, say. and the mountain of the LORD of hosts The ing, We will go with you for we have heard holy mountain.

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npromises respecting the Jers. CHAP. IX, X, XI. Judah's restoration foretold CHAP. IX.

3 Mine anger was kindled against the shepGod will defend his church.

herds, and I punished the goals: for the LORD M AE burden of the word of the LORD in the of hosts bath visited his flock the house of Jn.

land of Hadrach, and Damascus shall be the dah, and hath made theni as his goodly borse rest thereof: when the eyes of many as of alls in the battle. che tribes of Israel, shall be toward the LORD. 4 Out of him came forth the corner, ont or

2 And Hamatlı also shall border thereby; Ty-Thin the nail, out of hin the battle-bow, out of rus and Zidon, though it be very wise.

in every oppressor together. 3 And Tyrus did build herself a strong hold, and 5 1 And they shall be as inighty men, which heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the tread down their enemies in the mire of the mire of the streets.

streets in the battle: and they shall fight, be4 Behold, the LORD will cast her out, and he cause the LORD is with them, and the riders on will smite her power in the sea; and she shall horses shall be confounded. be devoured with fire.

6 And I will strengthen the house of Judah, 5 Ashkelon shall see it, and fear; Gaza also and I will save the house of Joseph, and I will shall see it, and be very sorrowful, and Ekrou; bring them again to place them: for I have for her expectation shall be ashanued ; and the mercy upon them; and they shall be as thouglo king shall perish from Gaza, and Ashkelon shall I had not cast them off : for I am the Loku not be inhabited..

their God, and will hear them. 6 And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I 7 And they of Ephraim shall be like a mighty will cut off the pride of tlie Philistines.

mian, and their heart shall rejoice as through 7 And I will take away his blood out of his wine: yea, their children shall see it, and be mouth, and his abomination from between his glad; their heart shall rejoice in the LORD. l eeth :'but lie that remaineth, even he, shall be 8 1 will hiss for them, and gather them; for !

for our God, and he shall be as a governor in Ju- have redeemed them: and they shall increase dałı, anu Ekron as a Jebusite.

as they have increased. 8 And I will encanıp alout uiry house because 9 And I will sow them among the people: and of the arniy, because of him that passeth by, and they shall renieniber nie in far countries; and because of hiin that returneth : and no oppressor they sball live with their children, and turn eliall pass through them anymore: for now have again. I seen with nine eyes.

| 10 I will bring them again also out of the land 9 11 Rejoice greatly, Odaugliter of Zion; shout, of Egypt, and gather tiem out of Assyria ; and O daughter of Jerusalem : behold, thy King I will bring them into the land of Gilead and cometh unto thee: le 18 just, and having salya- Lebanon; and place shall not be found for them. tion; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upou a 11 And he shall pass through the sea with colt the foal of an ass.

ailliction, and shall smite the waves in the sea, 10 And I will cut off the cliariot from Epluraino, and all the deeps of the river shall dry up: and and the horse from Jerilsalem, and the battle- the pride of Assyria shall be brought down, and bow shall be cut ofl: aud he shall speak peace the sceptre of Egypt sliall depart away. unto the heathen: and his dominion shall bei 19 And I will strengthen them in the LORD; from sea even to sea, and from the river even to and they shall walk up and down in his nanie, the ends of the earth.

saith the LORD.
11 As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant

I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit

The destruction of Jerusalem, &.c.
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OPEN thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire 12 1 Turn yoll to the strong hold, ye prisoners U may devour thy cedars. of hope: even to day do I declare that I will ren. 2 flowi, fir-troe, for the cedar is fallen; because der double unto thee;

the inights are spoiled: howl, O ye oaks of But. 13 When I lave beni Judah for me, filled the shan; for ihe forest of the vintage is come down. bow with Ephraim, and raised up thy sons, o 31 There is a voice of the howling of the Zion, against thy sons, O Greece, and made thee shepherds; for their glory is spoiled : a voice as the sword of a nighty man.

of the roaring of young lions; for the pride uf 14 And the LORD shall be seen over them, and Jordan is spoiled. his arrow shall go forth as the lightning: and 4 Thus saith the LORD my God; Pecd the the Lord God shall blow the trumpet, and sliall Hock of the slaughter; go with whirlwinds of the south.

| 5 Whose possessors slay them, and hold them. 15 The LORD of hosts shall detend them; and selves not guilty: and they that sell them say, they shall devour and subdue with sling-stones; Blessed be the LORD; for I am rich: and their and they shall drink, and inake a noise as through own shepherds pity theni not. wine; and they shall be filled like bowls, and as 6 For I wiil no more pity the inhabitants of the the corners of the altar.

land, saith the LORD: bin lo, I will deliver die 16 And the LORD their God shall save them in men every one into his neighbour's hand, and that day as the truck of his people: for they shall into the hand of his king: and they shall shiite be as the stones of a crown, lifted up as an en- the land, and out of their hand I will not delisign upon his land.

ver then. 17 For how great is his goodness, and how 7 And I will feed the flock of slanghter, enen great is his beauty! corn shall make the young you, O poor of the flock. And I took unto me men cheertul, aud new wine the maids. LWoslaves; the one I called Beauty, and the CHAP. X.

other I called Bands; and I fed the flock. God is to be suught, and not idols. | 8 Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; SK ye of the Lord rain in the time of the and my soul loathed them, and their soul also 1 latter rain; so the LORD shall make bright abhorred me. clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every 9 Then said I, I will not feed you that that one grass ju the field.

dieth, let it die; and what that is to be cut ott, 2 For the idols have spoken vanity, and the let it be cut oft'; and let the rest eat, every one diviners have seen a lie, and have told false the tlesh of another. dreams; they comfort in vain : therefore theyl 10 11 And I took my staff, even Beauty, and went their way as a lock, they were troubled cut it asunder, that I might break my couchant because there was lu shepherd.

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The type of a foolish shepherd. ZECHARIAH. The death of Christ prcaicted.

1 And it was broken in that day: and so the and their wives apart; the family of the house poor of the lock that waited upon me knew ot' Nathan apart, and thicir wives a part; that it was the word of the LORD.

| 13 The family of the house of Levi apart, and 19 And I said to them, If ye think good, give their wives apart; the family of Shinei apart, me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weigh- and theft wives apart; ed for my price thirty pieces of silver.

H4 All the families that remain, every family 13 And the LORD said to me, Cast it into the apart, and their wives apart polter: a goodly price that I was prized at of

CHAP. XIII. thein. And I took the thirty pieces of silver,

A fountain for sin, &c. and cast them to the potter in the house of the TN that day there shall be a fountain opened LORD.

I to the house of David and to the inhabitants 14 Then I cut asunder mine other staff, eden of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness. Bands, that I might break the brotherhood be- 21 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith tween Judah and Israel.

the LORD of hosts, that I will cut off the warnes 15 And the Lord said unto me, Take untolof the idols out of the land, and they shall no more Uree yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd. be remembered : and also I will cause the prophets

16 For lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the and the unclean spirit to pass out of the land. land, which shall not visit those that be cut off, 3 And it shall come to pass, that when any neither shall seek the young one, nor heal that shall yet prophesy, then his father and his more that is broken, nor feed that that standeth still: ther that begat him shall say unto him, Thou but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear shalt not live; for thou speakest lies in the nanie their claws in picces.

lof the LORD: and his father and his mother 17 Wo to the idol shepherd that leaveth the that begat him shall thrust him through when flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon he prophesieth. his right eye: l:is arm shall be clean dried up, 4 And it shall coine to pass in that day, that and his right eye shall be utterly darkened the prophets shall be ashained every one of his CHAP. XII.

vision, when he hath prophesied; neither shall The restoration of Judith.

they wear a rough garıncnt to deceive: UE burden of the word of the Lord for Is- 5 But he shall say, I am no prophet, I am a 1 rael, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth husbandman; for inan taught me to keep cattle the leavens, and layeth the foundation of the from my youth. earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him. 6 And one shall say unto him, What are these

2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup ot'trem- wounds in thy hands? Then he shall answer, bling unto all the people round about, when they Those with which I was wounded in the house sliall be in the siege both against Judah and of my friends against Jerusalent.

74 Awake, Osword, against my Shepherd, and 3 | And in that day will I make Jerusalem alagainst the man that is my fellow, saith the burdensoine stone for all people: all that burden LORD of hosts : smite the Shepherd, and the themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though sheep shall be scattered; and I will turn my all the people of the earth be gathered together hand upon the little ones. against it.

| 8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, 4 In that day, saith the LORD, I will smite every saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut horse with astonishiment, and his rider with off and die; but the third shall be left therein. madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the 9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, house of Judah, and will smite every horse of and will refine them as silver is refined, and will the people with blindness.

try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my 5 And the governors of Judah shall say in their name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my heart, The inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be iny people; and they shall say, The Lordis my God. strength in the Lord of hosts their God.

CHAP. XIV. 611 In that day will I make the governors of Jul-!

Christ's coming and kingdom. dah like a hearth of fire among the wood, and like DEHOLD, the day of the LORD cometh, and the a torch of fire in a sheat; and they shall devour D spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. all the people round about, on ihe right hand 2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusaand on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inha-lem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and bised again in her own place, even in Jerusalem. the houses rifled, and the women ravished :

7 The Lokp also shall save the teuts of Judah and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, first, that the glory of the house of David and and the residue of the people shall not be cut of the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem du not from the city. magnify themselves against Judah.

| 3 Then sliall the LORD go forth, and light 8 In that day shall the LORD defend the inha- against those nations, as when he fouglit in the bitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble day of battle. among thein at that day shall be as David :/ 4 11 And his feet shall stand in that day upon and the house or David shall be as God, as the the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusaangel of the LORD before them.

llem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall 99 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and will seek to destroy all the nations that come toward the west, and there shall be a very great against Jerusalem.

valley; and half of the mountain shall remove 10 And I will pour upon the house of David, toward the north, and halfof it toward the south. and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spi-1 5 Aud ye shall flee to the valley of the mounrit of grace and of supplications: and they shall tains: for the valley of the mountains shall look upon mie whom they have pierced, and they reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee like as ye shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his fied from before the earthquake in the days of only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God

that is in bitterness for his first-born. shall come, and all the saints with thee. 11 In that day shall there be a urcat mourning 6 And it shall come to pass in that day, that In Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon the light shall not be clear, nor dark : in the valley of Megiddon.

1 7 But, it shall be one day which shall be known 12 And the land shall mourn, every family to the Lord, not day, uor night: but it shall come apart; the family of the house of David anart ue nouse of David apart, to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.

fought againshile they stand upon their needs and in keep the feast of taber there be upon the bells

The plague of Jerusalem's enemies. CHAP. XIV. The remnant shall turn to the Lora. 9 And it shall be in that day, that living waters! 15 And so sball be the plague of the horse, of shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them to the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, and of ward the former sea, and half of them toward the all the beasts that shall be in these tents, as this hinder sea : in summer and in winter shall it be.plague.

And the LORD shall be King over all the 16 And it shall come to pass that every one carth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and that is left of all the nations which came against his nanue onc.

Jerusalem, shall even go up from year to year 10 All the land shall be turned as a plain from to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to Geba to Riinmon, south of Jerusalem : and it|keep the feast of tabernacles. shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her place, l 17 And it shall be, that whoso will not come from Beniamin's gate unto the place of the first up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem yate. unto the corner-gate, and from the tower to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even of Hananeel unto the king's wine-presses. upon them shall be no rain.

1 And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be 18 And if the family of Egypt go not up, and no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall come not, that have no rain; there shall be the be safely inhabited.

plague, wherewith the LORD will smite the hea12 1 And this shall be the plague wherewith then that come not up to keep the feast of taberthe LORD will smite all the people that have nacles. fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall con-| 19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and sume away whilc they stand upon their feet, and the punishment of all nations that come not up their eyes shall consuine away in their holes, and in keep the feast of tabernacles. Weir tongue shall consume away in their inouch. 20 in that day shall there be upon the bells

13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD: a great tunult from the LORD shall be among and the pois in the LORD's house shall be like them; and they shall lay hold every one on the the bowls before the altar. hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise 21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah up against the hand of his neighbour.

shall be holiness unto the LORD of hosts: and 14 And Judalı also shall fight at Jerusalem; all they that sacrifice shall come and take of and the wealth of all the heathen round about tliein, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be gathered together, gold, aad silver, and shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of apparel, in great abundance.

the LORD of hosts.


Jamong the heathen, saith the Lord of hosts
Israel's ingratitude to God.

12 11 But ye have profaned it, in that ye say, THE burden of the word of the LORD to Is-The table of the LORD is polluted; and the Irael by Malachi.

Ifruit thereof, even his meat, is contemptible. 2 I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say,l 13 Ye said also, Behold, what a weariness is Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Ja-lit! and ye have snuffed at it, saith the LORD cob's brother ? saith the LORD: yet I loved Jacob, of hosts; and ye brought that which was torn,

3. And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and the lame, and the sick; thus ye brought an and his heritage waste for the dragons of the offering : should I accept this of your hand ? wilderness.

saith the LORD. 4 Whereas Edom saith, We are impoverished, 14 But cursed be the deceiver, which hath in but we will return and build the desolate places; his flock a male, and voweth, and sacrificeth thus saith the Lord of hosts, They shall build, unto the LORD a corrupt thing: for I am a great

they shall call them, King, saith the LORD of hosts, and my name The border of wickedness, and, The people is dreadful among the heathen. against whom the Lord hath indignation forever.l.

CHAP. II. 5 And your eyes shall see, and yeshall say, The

T he priests sharply reproved. LORD will be magnified from the border of Israel. A ND now, O ye priests, this commandment 61 A son honoureth his father, and a servant A is for you. his master: if then I be a father, where is my 2 If ye will not hear, anı if ye will not lay it honour ? and if I be a master, where is my fear ? to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upou that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein you, and I will curse your blessings; yea, I have have we despisell thy name?

cursed them already, because ye do not lay it 7 Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and to heart. ve say, Whercin have we polluted thee? In that 3 Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread ye say, The table of the LORD is contemptible dung upon your faces, even the dúng of your

8 And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not solemn feasts; and one shall take you away evil ? and if ye offer the laine and sick, is it not with it. evil? offer it now unto thy governor; will lie bel 4 And ye shall know that I have sent this counpleased with thee, or accept thy person? saith mandment into you, that my covenant might the LORD of hosts.

be with Levi, saith the LORD of hosts. 9 And now, I pray you, beseech God that he 5 My covenant was with him of life and neace. will be gracious unto us: this hath been by and I gave them to hiin for the fear wherewith your means: will he regard your persons ? saith he feared me, and was afraid before my name. the LORD of hosts.

16 The law of truth was in his mouth, and ini10 Who is there even among you that would quity was not fondd in his lips : he walked with shut the doors for nought? neither do ye kindleme in peace and equity, and did turn mary fire on mine altar for nought. I have no pleasure away from inignity.. in you, saith the LORD of hosts, neither will 7 For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, accent an offering at your hand.

and they should seek the law at his mouth: for 11 For, from the rising of the sun even unto he is the inessenger of the LORD of hosts. the going down of the saine, my naine shall 8 But ye are departed out of the way; ye have be great among the Gentiles; and in every place caused many to stumble at the law; ye have incense shall be offered unto my name, and corrupted thc covenant of Levi, saith the LORD a pure offering: for my name shall be great'of hosts.

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