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that the LORD shall set his hand again the anger, even them that rejoice in my highness second time to recover the remnant of his 7. The noise of a multitude in the people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and mountains, like as of a great people; a from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of naCush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and tions gathered together: the LORD of hosts from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. mustereth the host of the battle.
12. And he shall set up an ensign for the 5. They come from a far country, from nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of || the end of heaven, even the Lord, and the Israel, and gather together the dispersed of weapons of his indignation, to destroy the Judah from the four corners of the earth. whole land.
13. The envy also of Ephraim shall de- || 6. Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is part, and the adversaries of Judah shall be at hand; it shall come as a destruction from cut off ; Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and the Almighty. . Judah shall not vex Ephraim.
7. Therefore shall all hands be faint, and 14. But they shall fly upon the shoulders every man's heart shall melt: of the Philistines toward the west ; they 8. And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorshall spoil them of the east together: they rows shall take hold of them; they shall be shall lay their hand upon Edom and Moab; in pain as a woman that travaileth; they and the children of Ammon shall obey them. shall be amazed one at another; their faces
15. And the LORD shall utterly destroy || shall be as flames. the tongue of the Egyptian sea ; and with his 9. Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, mighty wind shall he shake his hand over cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to the river, and shall smite it in the seven || lay the land desolate; and he shall destroy streams, and make men go over dry-shod. the sinners thereof out of it.
16. And there shall be a highway for the 10. For the stars of heaven, and the remnant of his people, which shall be left, constellations thereof, shall not give their from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the light: the sun shall be darkened in his going day that he came upout of the land of Egypt. forth, and the moon shall not cause her CHAP. XII.
light to shine. A joyful thanksgiving of the faithful for the mercies of God. || 11. And I will punish the world for their 1. AND in that day thou shalt say, Oll evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and
A LORD, I will praise thee: though || I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to thou wast angry with me, thine anger is
cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of turned away, and thou comfortedst me.
. ! 2. Behold, God is my salvation; I will ||
12. I will make a man more precious than trust, and not be afraid; for the LORD | fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; || of Õphir. he also is become my salvation.
13. Therefore I will shake the heavens, 3. Therefore with joy shall ye draw and the earth shall remove out of her place. water out of the wells of salvation.
in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in 4. And in that day shall ye say, Praise || the day of his fierce anger. the Lord, call upon his name, declare his | 14. And it shall be as the chased roe, and doings among the people, make mention
as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall that his name is exalted.
every man turn to his own people, and flee 5. Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done
every one into his own land. excellent things: this is known in all the
15. Every one that is found shall be thrust earth.
through; and every one that is joined unto 6. Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of
them shall fall by the sword. Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel
16. Their children also shall be dashed to in the midst of thee.
pieces before their eyes; their houses shall CHAP. XIII.
be spoiled, and their wives ravished. 1 God mustereth the armies of his wrath. 19 The desola tion of Babylon.
17. Behold, I will stir up the Medes 1. THE burden of Babylon, which Isaiah |against them, which shall not regard silver; 1 the son of Amoz did see.
and as for gold, they shall not delight in it. 2. Lift ye up a banner upon the high | 18. Their bows also shall dash the young mountain, exalt the voice unto them, shake men to pieces; and they shall have no pity the hand, that they may go into the gates on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall of the nobles.
|| not spare children. 3. I have commanded my sanctified ones,| 19. And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms. I have also called my mighty ones for mine ll the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency
shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and || 12. How art thou fallen from heaven, O Gomorrah.
Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou 20. It shall never be inhabited, neither cut down to the ground, which didst weaken shall it be dwelt in from generation to gene- || the nations! ration; neither shall the Arabian pitch tent 13. For thou hast said in thy heart, I will there, neither shall the shepherds make their ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne fold there:
above the stars of God; I will sit also upon 21. But wild beasts of the desert shall lie | the mount of the congregation, in the sides of there; and their houses shall be full of dole the north: ful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, 14. I will ascend above the heights of the and satyrs shall dance there.
clouds; I will be like the Most High. 22. And the wild beasts of the islands shall 15. Yet thou shalt be brought down to cry in their desolate houses, and dragons | hell, to the sides of the pit. . in their pleasant palaces; and her time is || 16. They that see thee shall narrowly near to come, and her days shall not be look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is prolonged.
this the man that made the earth to tremble, CHAP. XIV.
that did shake kingdoms; I God's merciful resloration of Israel. 29 Palestina is
| 17. That made the world as a wilderness, threatened.
and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened 1. TOR the LORD will have mercy on Ja not the house of his prisoners?
T cob, and will yet choose Israel, and 18. All the kings of the nations, even all set them in their own land: and the stran- | of them, lie in glory, every one in his own .gers shall be joined with them, and they || house: ..karne: shall cleave to the house of Jacob.
19. But thou art cast out of thy grave like 2. And the people shall take them, and an abominable branch, and as the raiment bring them to their place; and the house of of those that are slain, thrust through with Israel shall possess them in the land of a sword, that go down to the stones of the the Lord for servants and handmaids: and || pit; as a carcase trodden under feet. they shall take them captives, whose cap 20. Thou shalt not be joined with them tives they were; and they shall rule over in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy their oppressors.
land, and slain thy people: the seed of evil3. And it shall come to pass, in the day doers shall never be renowned. that the LORD shall give thee rest from thy 21. Prepare slaughter for his children for sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not bondage wherein thou wast made to serve, rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face
4. That thou shalt take up this proverb of the world with cities. against the king of Babylon, and say, How | - 22. For I will rise up against them, saith hath the oppressor ceased!, the golden city the LORD of hosts, and cut off from Babylon ceased! When
the name, and remnant, and son, and ne5. The LORD hath broken the staff of the phew, saith the LORD, wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers,
23. I will also make it a possession for 6. He who smote the people in wrath with the bittern, and pools of water: and I will a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth. the LORD of hosts. . í 7. The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: 24. The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saythey break forth into singing.
ing, Surely as I have thought, so shall it : 8. Yea, the fir-trees rejoice at thee, and come to pass; and as I have purposed, so the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou shall it stand; art laid down, no feller is come up against us. | 25. That I will break the Assyrian in my
9. Hell from beneath is moved for thee to land, and upon my mountains tread him meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the under foot: then shall his yoke depart from dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the off them, and his burden depart from off earth; it hath raised up from their thrones | their shoulders. all the kings of the nations.
| 26. This is the purpose that is purposed 10. All they shall speak, and say unto | upon the whole earth; and this is the hand thee, Art thou also become weak as we ? art that is stretched out upon all the nations. thou become like unto us?
27. For the Lord of hosts hath purpos11. Thy pomp is brought down to the ed, and who shall disannul it? and his grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it spread under thee, and the worms cover thee. Il back ?
28. In the year that king Ahaz died, was
CHAP. XVI. this burden.
Moab is threatened for her pride. 29. Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, be- || 1. SEND ye the lamb to the ruler of the cause the rod of him that smote thee is |D land from Sela to the wilderness, broken: for out of the serpent's root shall unto the mount of the daughter of Zion. come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall 1 2. For it shall be, that as a wandering be a fiery flying serpent.
bird cast out of the nest, so the daughters 30. And the first-born of the poor shall || of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon. feed, and the needy shall lie down in safety: || 3. Take counsel, execute judgment, and I will kill thy root with famine, and he i make thy shadow as the night in the midst shall slay thy remnant.
of the noon-day ; hide the outcasts, bewray 31. Howl, o gate; cry, Ocity: thou, not him that wandereth. . whole Palestina, art dissolved: for there 1 4. Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, shall come from the north a smoke, and Moab: be thou a covert to them from the none shall be alone in his appointed times. || face of the spoiler: for the extortioner is at
32. What shall one then answer the mes. || an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors sengers of the nation? That the LORD hath || are consumed out of the land. founded Zion, and the poor of his people | 5. And in mercy shall the throne be estabshall trust in it.
Ioze n e || lished; and he shall sit upon it in truth in CHAP. XV. t in indie im
the tabernacle of David, judging and seekThe lamentable state of Moab.
ing judgment, and hasting righteousness. 1. THE burden of Moab. Because in 6. We have heard of the pride of Moab;
1 the night Ar of Moab is laid waste, || he is very proud: even of his haughtiness, and brought to silence; because in the night and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies Kir of Moab is laid waste, and brought to shall not be so. silence:
7. Therefore shall Moab howl for Moab, 2. He is gone up to Bajith, and to Dibon, every one shall howl: for the foundations the high places, to weep: Moab shall bowl| of Kir-bareseth shall ye mourn; surely they over Nebo, and over Medeba; on all their are stricken. heads shall be baldness, and every beard | 8. For the fields of Heshbon languish, cut off.
and the vine of Sibmah: the lords of the 3. In their streets they shall gird them- heathen have broken down the principal selves with sackcloth: on the tops of their plants thereof, they are come even unto houses, and in their streets, every one shall Jazer, they wandered through the wilderhowl, weeping abundantly.
ness; her branches are stretched out, they 4. And Heshbon shall cry, and Elealeh : are gone over the sea : their voice shall be heard even unto Jahaz: 9. Therefore I will bewail with the weeptherefore the armed soldiers of Moab shalling of Jazer the vine of Sibmah: I will cry out; his life shall be grievous unto him. water thee with my tears, O Heshbon, and
5. My heart shall cry out for Moab; his | Elealeh; for the shouting for thy summerfugitives shall flee unto Zoar, a heifer of fruits, and for thy harvest, is fallen. three years old: for by the mounting up of 10. And gladness is taken away, and joy Luhith with weeping shall they go it up; out of the plentiful field; and in the vinefor in the way of Horonaim they shall raise yards there shall be no singing, neither shall up a cry of destruction.inc
there be shouting: the treaders shall tread 6. For the waters of Nimrim shall be de-out no wine in their presses; I have made solate: for the hay is withered away, the || their vintage-shouting to cease. grass faileth, there is no green thing.
11. Wherefore my bowels shall sound 7. Therefore the abundance they have is like a harp for Moab, and mine inward parts gotten, and that which they have laid up, for Kir-haresh. shall they carry away to the brook of the 12. And it shall come to pass, when it is willows.
seen that Moab is weary on the high place, 8. For the cry is gone round about the that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray; borders of Moab; the howling thereof unto but he shall not prevail. Eglaim, and the howling thereof unto Beer-| 13. This is the word that the LORD hath elim.
spoken concerning Moab since that time. 9. For the waters of Dimon shall be full 14. But now the LORD hath spoken, sayof blood : for I will bring more upon Dimon, || ing, Within three years, as the years of a Jions upon him that escapeth of Moab, and hireling, and the glory of Moab shall be upon the remnant of the land.
Il contemned, with all that great multitude; and the remnant shall be very small and || 14. And, behold, at evening-tide trouble ; feeble.
and before the morning he is not. This is | CHAP. XVII.
the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot 1 Syria and Israel are threatened. 12 The wo of Israel's || of them that rob us. enemies.
CHAP. XVIII. 1. THE burden of Damascus. Behold,
| God, in care of his people, will destroy the Ethiopians. 1 Damascus is taken away from being W o to the land shadowing with a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
wings, which is beyond the rivers 2. The cities of Aroer are forsaken; they | of Ethiopia : . shall be for flocks which shall lie down, and 2. That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, none shall make them afraid.
even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters, 3. The fortress shall also cease from saying, Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, scattered and poelen, to a people terrible and the remnant of Syria : they shall be as || from their beginning hitherto; a nation the glory of the children of Israel, saith the meled.odt and tradate own, whose land the LORD of hosts.
rivers have spoiled! 4. And in that day it shall come to pass, 13. All ye 'inhabitants of the world, and that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, dwellers on the earth, see ye, when he lifteth and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean. | up an ensign on the mountains; and when
5. And it shall be as when the harvest- || he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye. man gathereth the corn, and reapeth the ears 4. For so the LORD said unto me, I will with his arm; and it shall be as he that take my rest, and I' will consider in my gathereth ears in the valley of Rephaim. dwelling-place like a clear heat upon herbs,
6. Yet gleaning-grapes shall be left in it, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest. as the shaking of an olive-tree, two or three 5. For afore the harvest, when the bud berries in the top of the uppermost bough, is perfect, and the sour grape is ripening in four or five in the outmost fruitful branches the flower, he shall both cut off the sprigs thereof, saith the LORD God of Israel. with pruning-hooks, and take away and cut
7. At that day shall a man look to his down the branches. Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to 6. They shall be left together unto the the Holy One of Israel.
fowls of the mountains, and to the beasts 3. And he shall not look to the altars, the of the earth : and the fowls shall summer work of his hands, neither shall respect that upon them, and all the beasts of the earth which his fingers have made, either the groves || shall winter upon them. or the images.
7. In that time shall the present be 9. In that day shall his strong cities be as brought unto the Lord of hosts of a people a forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch, soittorent and poeted, and from a people terwhich they left, because of the children of rible from their beginning hitherto; a nation Israel: and there shall be desolation. métert out and Trödder under foot, whose
10. Because thou hast forgotten the God | land thenvers have spoiled, to the place of the of thy salvation, and last not been mindful name of the Lord of hosts, the mount Zion, of the Rock of thy strength; therefore shalt
CHAP. XIX. thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it || 1 The confusion of Egypt. 11 The foolishness of their princes. with strange slips :
1. THE burden of Egypt. Behold, the 11. In the day shalt thou make thy plant I LORD rideth upon a swift cloud, and to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make shall come into Egypt; and the idols of thy seed to flourish; but the harvest shall be Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and a heap in the day of grief and of desperate the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it. sorrow.
2. And I will set the Egyptians against the 12. Wo to the multitude of many people, Egyptians: and they shall fight every one which make a noise like the noise of the against his brother, and every one against his seas; and to the rushing of nations, that neighbour; city against city, and kingdom make a rushing like the rushing of mighty against kingdoin. waters!
3. And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in 13. The nations shall rush like the rush- the midst thereof; and I will destroy the ing of many waters: but God shall rebuke counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the them, and they shall flee far off, and shall idols, and to the charmers, and to them that be chased as the chaff of the mountains have familiar spirits, and to the wizards. before the wind, and like a rolling thing || 4. And the Egyptians will I give over before the whirlwind.
linto the hand of a cruel lord: and a fierce
king shall rule over them, saith the Lord,, witness unto the LORD of hosts in the land the LORD of hosts.
of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the LORD 5. And the waters shall fail from the sea, I because of the oppressors, and he shail send and the river shall be wasted and dried up. them a saviour, and a great one, and he shaii
6. And they shall turn the rivers far deliver them. away, and the brooks of defence shall be 21. And the LORD shall be known to emptied and dried up: the reeds and flags Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the
7. The paper-reeds by the brooks, by the oblation; yea, they shall vow a vow unto mouth of the brooks, and every thing sown the LORD, and perform it. by the brooks, shall wither, be driven away, 22. And the LORD shall smite Egypt; he and be no more.
shall smite and heal it: and they shall return 8. The fishers also shall mourn, and all | even to the LORD, and he shall be entreated they that cast angle into the brooks shall || of them, and shall heal them. lament, and they that spread nets upon the 23. In that day shall there be a highway waters shall languish.
out of Egypt to Assyria; and the Assyrian 9. Moreover, they that work in fine flax, shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian and they that weave net-works, shall be into Assyria; and the Egyptians shall serve confounded.
with the Assyrians. 10. And they shall be broken in the pur- 24. In that day shall Israel be the third poses thereof, all that make sluices and with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessponds for fish.
ing in the midst of the land; 11. Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, 25. Whom the Lord of hosts shall bless, the counsel of the wise counsellors of Pha- saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and raoh is become brutish: how say ye unto | Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son mine inheritance. of ancient kings ?
CHAP. XX. 12. Where are they? where are thy wise A type prefiguring the shameful captivity of Egypt and men? and let them tell thee now, and let 1. TN the year that Tartan came unto
Ethiopia. them know what the LORD of hosts hath
1 Ashdod, (when Sargon the king of purposed upon Egypt.
| Assyria sent him,) and fought against Ash13. The princes of Zoan are become | dod, and took it: fools, the princes of Noph are deceived; 2. At the same time spake the LORD by they have also seduced Egypt, even they Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, Go, and that are the stay of the tribes thereof.
loose the sackcloth from off thy loins, and 14. The LORD hath mingled a perverse
Il put off thy shoe from thy foot. And he did spirit in the midst thereof: and they have so, walking naked and barefoot, caused Egypt to err in every work thereof,
3. And the Lord said, Like as my seras a drunken man staggereth in his vomit.
vant Isaiah hath walked naked and barefoot Egypt, which the head or tail, branch or Egypt and upon Ethiopia: rush, may do.
4. So shall the king of Assyria lead away 16. In that day shall Egypt be like unto the
nto | the Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethiopians women ; and it shall be afraid and fear, be
captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, cause of the shaking of the hand of the
even with their buttocks uncovered, to the LORD of hosts, which he shaketh over it.
shame of Egypt. 17. And the land of Judah shall be a ter
5. And they shall be afraid and ashamed ror unto Egypt: every one that maketh
of Ethiopia their expectation, and of Egypt mention thereof shall be afraid in himself, ||
their glory. because of the counsel of the Lord of
RD 1 6. And the inhabitant of this isle shall hosts, which he hath determined against it.
say in that day, Behold, such is our expecta18. In that day shall Gve cities in the land tion, whither we fee for help to be delivered of Egypt speak the language of Canaan, and
from the king of Assyria : and how shall we swear to the Lord of hosts: one shall be
escape? called, The city of destruction.
CHAP. XXI. 19. In that day shall there be an altar The prophet bewaileth the caplivity of God's people. to the Lord in the midst of the land of ||1.7THE burden of the desert of the sea. Egypt, and a pillarat the border thereof to the
1 1 As whirlwinds in the south pass LORD.
through; so it cometh from the desert, from 20. And it shall be for a sign and for all a terrible land.