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God's people shall agree well together; and shall lay aside all envy and heart-burning, which they had one towards another.

XI. 14 But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward the west. But they shall band together against the common enemy of the Church; and with joint forces set upon the Philistines.

XI. 15 And the Lord shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea ; and with his mighty wind shalt he shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over dryshod. And the Lord will utterly destroy that bay of the Egyptian sea, which carries the form of a tongue, in the entering upon the continent; and with his mighty wind, shall, as he did once for the passage of the Israelites through the Red Sea, so divide Nilus, with all the seven streams thereof, as that men may go over dryshod.

XII. 3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. My salvation shall be as a full and ever-flowing spring; out of which ye shall, with joy of beart, draw up full vessels continually.

XII. 6 Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion : for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.. Shout for joy, 0 ve inhabitants of Zion, for the Holy One of Israel, your merciful God, shews the greatness of his power, and the abundance of his grace, in and upon you, in his manifold blessings and deliverances,

XIII. 1 The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see, The heavy tidings of that prophecy, wherewith Isaiah, the son of Amoz, was sent to and against Babylon.

XIII. 2 Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may go to the gates of the nobles. I am commanded to proclaim an open war, which the Lord will raise against Babylon, by the hands of the Medes and Persians : lift ye up therefore a banner upon the highest mountain, where it may be most conspicuous, that the people may draw together, for this purpose ; and encourage them, both by voice and gesture, that they may go courageously up to the stately palaces of the Babylonian nobles.

XIII. 3 I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my highness. I have commanded, saith God, those, whom I have set apart for this great work of Babylon's destruction: I have called my mighty warriors of Media and Persia, to be the executioners of my anger; even them, that shall go cheerfully forward, upon my setting on, to this conquest.

XIII. 4 The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a great people. This is so surely done, as if ye did already hear the noise of a multitude in the mountains, coming down to this spoil and

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Xill. 5 They come from a far country, from the end of heaven. They shall come, not only from Media and Persia, but, by their procurement, from far remoté natioss.

XIII. 8 They shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames.

They shall be amazed at the sight of each other's misery; and, for anguish and consternation, their faces shall be as red ás fire.

XIII. 10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light : the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. God shall command both the heaven and earth to conspire against his enemies of Babylon ; from 'whom, for their great discomfort, he shall withdraw the light of those heavenly bodies, which they are wont most curiously to observe, so as both the stars, the sun, the moon, shall deny their light unto them.

XIII 12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir. I will so give up Babylon to the slaughter, that there shall be very few left alive in it; and their enemies shall be so inexorable, that they shall rather care to shed blood, than to take the richest ransom,

XIII. 13 Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger. By wonderful signs in the heaven, and by terrible earthquakes, such as if heaven and earth did remove out of their places, will i testify my fierce wrath against Babylon, in that day, when I shall execute my judgments upon it.

XIII. 17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, whick shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it, Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them ; whose drift shall not so much be their wealth, as their blood; that shall care only to kill, not to enrich themselves with ransoms.

XIII. 20 Neither shall the. Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there." It shall be so utterly desolated, that the very Arabians, who shift their habitations continually for change of pasturage, shall not so much as pitch a tent there ; nor the shepherd shall make choice of these plains, to make his fold there, .

XIII. 21 And their houses shall be full of doleful creatures ; and owls shall dwell there, and sutyrs shall dance there. Their houses shall be taken up with those doleful creatures, that delight in solitude; and owls shall dwell there, and evil spirits shall haunt those habitations. See also verse 22,

XIV. 1 For the Lord will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land : and the strangers shall be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob. The Lord will yet, by the renewing of his mercies, shew that he hath a tender respect to the seed of Jacob, and that Israel is the people whom he hath chosen to himself: and the Gentiles shall come in, and join with God's faithful people, and shall be one Church with the true Israel.

XIV. 2 And the house of Israel shall possess them in the land of the Lord for servants and handmaids. And the Israel of God, which is the true Church, shall receive them into their family ; and unite them into one holy society with themselves.

XIV. 4 That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden cily ceased! Then shalt thou insult upon the proud king of Babylon, and say, Where is now this great tyrant, that so oppressed us? What is become of this glorious city of Babylon, that exacted so much tribute from us?

XIV. 8 Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us. Yea, the very senseless creatures, the trees of the forest, triumph in thy ruin, O Babylon; and say, We were wont to be cut down to build thy palaces, but now we can stand quietly ; no feller offers to put an axe 'unto us.

XIV. 9 Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming : it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth ; &c. Yea, the very dead shall rise to applaud thy destruction: hell shall send up her guests, to welcome thee with a scornful gratulation; even all those great kings and princes, whom thou hast tyrannized over.

XIV. 10 All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us? " All they shall scoff and jeer thee; and say, What is great Babylon become as weak as we? Is the pomp thereof brought down like to one of ours?

XIV. 12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning / how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations ! () thou proud king of Babylon, which shinedst in the world like · the glorious morning star, how art thou now fallen from thy state and magnificence! how art thou, which hadst wont to tyrannize over many nations, cut down and utterly destroyed !

XIV. i3 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north. For thou, in the pride of thy heart, wouldst needs exalt thyself

above God hiinself; and saidst within thyself, Earth is too low for me; my throne shall be advanced above the stars of God: I will frustrate the designs of the Almighty; and, in spite of him, will conquer the mount of Zion, the seat of his temple. So verse 14.

XIV. 17 That opened not the house of his prisoners. That held all nations captive; and would not dismiss his prisoners, that they might return to their own home.

XIV. 18 All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house. . Lo, now, how the world is changed! all others kings, even those petty princes whom thou subduedst, are in glory and magnificence, each one in his own court.

XIV. 19 But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet. But thou shalt not be suffered so much, as to enjoy thine own grave; but art cast, out as a rotten tree, that is not worthy to be set in the ground; or, as a garment of a man slain by the sword, which is all gashed and soiled with blood, not worth taking up; or, as an abominable carcase, which no man dares to come near, for the ill savour it yielderh.

XIV. 21 Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities. O ye avengers of blood, prepare ye an exquisite slaughter, not only for the king of Babylon himself, but for his progeny and posterity: see that ye root them out: let them not live to be great in the world, either in possessions of land, or building of cities.

XIV. 23 I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of waters. I will turn the low-seated Babylon into a standing pool; and make it a possession for bitterns and for otters, instead of men.

XIV. 25 That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot. But, before this time of the destruction of Babylon, I will overthrow the proud Assyrian, in the land of Judah; and will do execution upon him, in the mountains of Israel ; sending away Sennacherib, with a miraculous and shameful defeat.

XIV. 29 Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken : for out of the serpent's root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent. Rejoice not, O thou whole land of Palestine, for that the Jews, which formerly subdued thee, are now driven out and vanquished; for there is yet more mischief towards thee from those, whom thou thinkest to be utterly crushed: if the serpent's egg be broken as thou weenest, yet a cockatrice, which is more deadly, shal arise out of that cracked shell; and thou shalt be more annoyed by this later brood, than thou wert by the former.

XIV. 30 And the firstborn of the poor shall feed, and the needy shall lie down in safety: and I will kill thy root with famine, and he shall slay thy remnant. And those miserably distressed Jews, the heirs of beggary and sorrow, shall be relieved, and dwell quietly ; and for thee, () Palestine, I will kill the remainder of thee with famine, and the sword of the enemy.

XIV. 31 Howl, o gate ; cry, O city; thou, whole Palestina, art dissolved : for there shall come from the north a smoke, and none shall be alone in his appointed times. O ye defenced cities and walled towns of Palestine, how) and lament; and thou whole country mourn, for thou art utterly wasted: there shall come from the north armies of Assyrians and Jews, which shall begin with a smoke, but end in a fire; they shall come banded together, and no man shall be left at home, alone, in that day of thy intended destruction.

XIV. 32 What shall one then answer the messengers of the nations ? That the Lord hath founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it. What reason then shall be given to the world, when people shall be inquiring into the cause of this desolation of Palestine ? even this; that the Lord hath had a gracious respect unto Zion; and that he would have his poor despised people, to find a sure refuge there, through his mighty protection, from the fury of their ene

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XV. i The burdens of Moab. Because in the night Ar of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence; because in the night Kir of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence ; The beavy tidings, which God sends by his prophet to Moab: Because the two great cities of Moab, Ar and Kir, are suddenly and unexpectedly surprised and sacked;

XV. 2 He is gone up to Bajith, and to Dibon, the high places, to weep : Moab shall howl over Nebo, and over Medeba : on all their heads shall be baldness, and every beard cut off Therefore the foolish Moabites are gone up to their high places, to weep and complain to their idol Chemosh : they make moan for, their other cities also, both those in the heart and in the skirts of the land ; and they testify their mourning, by shaving of their heads and beards. .!

XV. 4 And Heshbon shall cry, and Elealeh : their voice shall be heard even unto Jahaz: therefore the armed soldiers of Moab shall cry out ; his life shall be grievous unto him. . Their two other famous cities, of Heshbon and Elealeh, shall shriek and howl so loud, that their noise shall be heard to the utmost confines of the land : even the men of war, which should by their courage cheer up others, shall, in a despair of success, cry and latnent; and their life shall be but a grief and burden to them, for that they are in a sad expectation of death.

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