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God praised for his benefits. CHAP. XXV, XXVI. A song inciting confidence. 559 shall fall into the pit ; and he that com- 1 Lo, this is our God; we have waited for eth up out of the midst of the pit shall him, and he will save us : this is the be taken in the snare : for the windows LORD ; we have waited for him, we will from on high are open, and the founda- be glad and rejoice in his salvation. tions of the earth do shake.

1o Eor in this mountain shall the hand 19 The earth is utterly broken down, of the LORD rest, and Moab shall be the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is trodden down under him, even as stray moved exceedingly.

| is trolden down for the dunghill. 20 The earth shall reel to and fro like 11 And he shall spread forth his hands a drunkard, and shall be removed like a in the midst of them, as he that swimcottage ; and the transgression thereof meth spreadeth forth his hands to swim : shall be heavy upon it ; and it shall fall, and he shall bring down their price toand not rise again.

gether with the spoils of their hands. 21 And it shall come to pass in that 12 And the fortress of the high fort of day, that the LORD shall pumish the host thy walls shall he bring down, lay low, and of the high ones that are on tigh, and the bring to the ground, even to the dust. kings of the earth upon the earth.

CHAP. XXVI. 22 And they shall be gathered together, 1 A song inciting to confidence in God. as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and 20 An exhortation to wait on him. shall be shut up in the prison, and after IN that day shall this song be sung in many days shall they be visited.

I the land of Judah; We have a strong 23 Then the moon shall be confound- city ; salvation will God appoint for walls ed, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD and bulwarks. of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and 2 Open ye the gates, that the rightin Jerusalem, and before his ancients glo eous nation which keepeth the truth may riously.

enter in. CHAP. XXV.

3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, i The prophet praiseth God for his judg-whose mind is stayed on thee : because he ments, 6 for his saving benefits, 9 and trusteth in thee. for his victorious salvation.

4 Trust ye in the LORD for ever : for LORD, thou art my God; I will in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting

exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for strength : thou hast done wonderfulthings; thy coun- 5 For he bringeth down them thać sels of old are faithfulness and truth. dwell on high ; the lofty city, he layetla

2 For thou hast nade of a city an it low ; he layeth it low, even to the heap; of a defenced city a ruin : a pale ground ; he bringeth it even to the dust. ace of strangers to be no city ; it shall nev- 6 The foot shall tread it down, even the er be built.

feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy. 3 Therefore shall the strong people glo 7 The way of the just is uprightness : rify thee, the city of the terrible nations thou, most upright, dost weigh the path shall fear thee.

of the just. 4 For thou hast been a strength to the 8 Yea, in the way of thy judgments, poor, a strength to the needy in his dis TO LORD, have we waited for thec; the tress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow | desire of our soul is to thy name, and to from the heat, when the blast of the ter- the remembrance of thce. rible ones is as a storni against the wall. 9 With my soul have I desired thee

5 Thou shalt bring down the noise of in the night ; yea, with my spirit withstrangers, as the heat in a dry place ; in me wiil I seek thee early : for wher even the heat with the shadow of a cloud : thy judgments are in the earth, the inthe branch of the terrible ones shall be habitanis of the world will learn rightbrought low.

eousness. 6 And in this mountain shall the 10 Let favour be shewed to the wickLORD of hosts make unto all peopie a led, yet will he not learn righteousness : feast of fat things, a feast of wines on in the land of upriglıtness will he deal the lees, of fat things full of inarrow, of injustly, and will not bchold the majesty wines on the lees weil refined.

of the LORD. 7 And he will destroy in this moun 11 LORD, when thy hand is lifted up, tain the face of the covering cast over all they will not see : but they shall see, and peopic, and thic veil that is spread over be asliamed for their envy at the people ; all nations.

yea, the fire of thine enemies shall de. 8 He will swallow up death in victory ; vour them. and the Lord God will wipe away tears 12 4 LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for from off all faces; and the rebuke of his us : for thou also hast wrought all our perple shall he take away from of all the || works in us. eurth : for the Lord buth spoken it. 13 ( LORD our God, other lords be.

9 Tand it shall be said in that day, il side thce have had dominion over us ;

590 God'care of his vineyard. ISAIALI.

Ephraim threalene's but by thee only will we make mention rough wind in the day of the east wind. of thy name.

1 9 Bi this therefore shall the iniquity of 14 They are dead, they shall not live; Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit they are deceased, they shall not rise: li to take away his sin ; when he maketlı therefore, hast thou visited and destroyed all the stones of the altar as chalkstones them, and made all their memory to perish. that are beaten in sunder, the groves and

15 Thou hast increased the nation, O, images shall not stand up. LORD, thou hast increased the nation ; 1 10 Yet the defenced city shall be desothou art glorified: thou hadst removed it late, and the habitation forsaken, and far unto all the ends of the earth.

left like a wilderness : uicre shall the calf 16 LORD, in trouble have they visited feed, and there shall he lie down, and conthee, they poured out a prayer when thy sume the branches therenf. chastening was upon them.

11 When the boughs thereof are with17 Like as a woman with child, that ered, they shall be broken off: the womdraweth near the time of her delivery, is en come, and sct them on fire: for it is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs ; so a people of no understanding : therefore haie we been in thy sight, O LORD. he that made them will not have mercy

18 We have been with child, we have on them, and he that formed them will been in pain, we have as it were brought shew them no favour. forth wind ; we have not wrought any | 12 | And it shall come to pass in that deliverance in the earth ; neither have ll day, that the LORD shall beat off from the inhabitants of the world fallen.

the channel of the river unto the stream 19 Thy dead men shall live, together of Egypt, and ye shall be gathered one by with my dead body shall they arise. A one, () ye children of Israel. wake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for 13 And it shall come to pass in that day, thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the that the great trunipet shall be blown, earth shall cast out the dead.

and they shall come which were ready to 20 ( Come, my people, enter thou in- i perish in the land of Assyria, and the outto thy chambers, and shut thy doors about casts in the land of Egypt, and shall werthee: liide thyself as it were for a little mo- l ship the LORD in the holy mount at Jement, until the indignation be overpast. | rusalem. 21 For behold, the LORD cometh out

CHAP. XXVIII. of his place to punish the inhabitants of 1 Ephraim threatened. 16 Christ promdie erth for their iniquity : the earth ised. 18 The security of scorners shall also shall disclose her blood, and shall not be tried more cover her slain.

W OE to the crown of pride, to the CHAP. XXVII.

W drunkards of Ephraim, whose glo 1 The care of God over his vincyard, 7 | rious beauty is a fading flower, which His chastisements differ from judgments. Il are on the head of the fat valleys of them

12 The church of Jews and Gentiles. All that are overcome with wine! IN that day the LORD with his sore and l 2 Behold, the LORD hath a mighty and I great and si rong sword shall punish || strong one, auhich as a tempest of hailand levinihan the piercing serpent, even le- a destroying storm, as a fiood of mighty viathan that crooked serpent'; and he waters overflowing, shall cast down to shall slay the dragon that is in the sea. the earth with the hand.

2 In that day sing ye unto her, A vine- 3 The crown of pride, the drunkards yard of red wine.

of Ephraim, shall be trodden under feet : 3 I the LORD do keep it; I will water , 4 And the glorious beauty, which is on it every moment : lest any hurt it, I will the head of the fat valley, shall be a fading keep it night and day.

flower, and as the hasty fruit before the 4 Fury is not in me : who would set summer ; which when he that lookeun the briers and thorns against me in bat- ll upon it, seeth it, while it is yet in his hand! ue? I would go through them, I would he eateth it up. burn them together.

5 s lu that day shall the LORD of hosts be Or let him take hold of my strength, for a crown of glory, and for a diadem of that he inay make peace with me, and beauty, unto the residue of his people, he shall make peace wiih me.

6 And for a spirit of judgment to him 6 He shalicause them that come cf Jacob that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to take root : Israel shall blossom and bud, to them that turn the battle to the gate. and fill the face of the world with fruit. 7 " But they also have erred through

7 llath he smitten him, as he sonote wine, and through strong drink are out those that smote him? or is he slain ac- of the way ; the priest and the prophet cording to the slaughter of them that are have erred through strong drink, they slain by lim?

are swallowed up of wine, they are out 8 In measure, when it shooteth forth, 1 of the way through strong drink; they unl throu wilt debate with it: he stave in his li i vision, they stuinble in judgm014.

Christ firomised.

CHAP. 7X17. Gols judgemonts on Jerusaléin. 561 Ś For all tables are full of von it and 23 f Gise ye ear, and hear my voice; filthiness, so that there is no place clean. hearken, and hear my speech.

99 Whom shall he teach knowledge? 24 Doth the plowman plow all day to and whom shall he make to understand sow? doth he open and break the clocls doctrine them that are weaned from the of his ground? milk, and drawn from the breasts.

25 When he hath made plain the face 10 For precopt must be upon precept, thereof, doth he not cast abroad the precept upon precept ; line upon line, line fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast upon line ; here a little, and there a little: ' in the principal wheat, and the appointech

1 For with stammering lips and an- | barley, and the rye in their place? other tongue will he speak to this peo- 26 For his God doth instruct him to ple.

discretion, and doth teach him. 12 To whom he said, This is the rest 27 For the titches are not threshed with where with ye may cause the weary to a threshing instrument, neither is a cartrest; and this is the refreshing : yet they , wheel turned about upon the cummin ; would not hear.

but the fitches are beaten out with a 13 But the word of the LORD was unto ki staff, and the cummin with a rod. them, precept upon precept, precept up- 28 Bread-corn is bruised ; because he on precept ; line upon line, line upon will not ever be threshing it, nor brcak line ; here a little, and there a little ; that it with the wheel of his cart, nor bruise they might go, and fall bickward, and be it with his horsemen.' broken, and snared, and taken.

29 This also cometh forth from the 14 q Wherefore hear the word of the LORD of hosts, which is wonderful in LORD, ve scornful men, that rule this counsel, and excellent in working. people which is in Jerusalem.

CHAP. XXIX. 15 Because ye have said, We have made 1 Goil's judgments upon Jerusalem. 9 a covenant with death, and with hell are There'senselessness, 1Sand deep hypocrisy. we at agreement ; when the overfiowing OE to Ariel, to Ariel, the city scourge shall pass through, it shall ikot VV tehere David dwelt! add ye year come unto us: for we have made lies our to year; let them küll sacrifices. refuge, and under falsehood have we hili 2 Yet I will distress Ariel, and there ourselves :

shall be heaviness and sorrow : and it 16 ? Therefore thus saith the Lord shall be unto me as Ariel. GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foun- || 3 And I will camp against thee round dation a stone, a tried stone, a precious about, and will lay siege against thee with corner stone, a sure foundation : he that a mount, and I will raise foits against thee. believeth shall not make laste'..

1 and thou shalt be brought down, and 17 Judgment also will I lay to the shalt speak out of the ground, and the Jine, and righteousness to the plummet: speech shall be low out of the dust, and and the haji shall sweep away the refuge, thy voice shall be, ás of one that hath a of lies, and the waters shall overllow the familiar spirit, out of the ground, anal hidling-place.

thy peech shall whisper out of the dust. 18 TAnd your covenant with death i 5 Moreover, the multitude of this shall be disannulle, and your agreement strangers shall be like small dust, and the with hell shall not stand; when the over- ! multitude of the terrible ones shall be as flowing scourge shall piss through, then chaff that passeth away : yea, it shall be, ve sh. ll be irodden down by it.

at an instant suddenly 19 From the time that it goeth forth 6 Thou shalt be visited of the Lord of it shall take you: for morning by morn-hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, ing shall it pass over, by day and by ani great noise, with storm and tempest, night: and it shall be a vexation only 10 " and the tanre of devouring fire. understand the report.

1 7 9 And the multitude of all the nations 20 For the bed is shorter than that that fight against Iriel, even all that light man can stretch hinself cuit : and the ageinst her and her munition, and that covering narrower than that he can wrap, distress her, shall be as a dream of a himself in it.

, ngrit-vision. 21 For the LORD shall rise up as in lt helleren beas when a hungry man mount Perazim, he sail be wruth as in dreameth, and behold, he eateth i bur he the valley of Gibeon, tut he may colis awaketh, und his soul is empty : or as work, his strarige work ; and bring to when a thirst! mindreineth, and behold. pass his act, his strange act.

herinketh; buthe awaketh, and behoidi, 22 Now therefore be ye not mnciers, bris faint, and tuis soul hath appetite: lest your bunds be made stu: for li sosial the 10titude of all the nations have leard from the LORD God it hosts ve, that fight against mount Zion, a consumption, eren cutt'rmace upon 9 9 Siss yourselves, the w uder; cry the whole carth,

"ye out, and in they are drunk , but

362 Senselessness of the Jews. ISAIAH.

The ficople threatened: not with wine; they stagger, but not with

CHAP. XXX. strong drink.

11 The people threatened for their corift 10 For the LORD hath poured out up- dence in Egypt, 8 and contempt of on you the spirit of deep sleep, and haih! God's word.closed your eyes: the prophets and your W O E to the rebellious children, saith rulers, the seers hath he covered.

V the LORD, that take counsel, but 11 And the vision of all is become un- | not of me; and that cover with a coverto you as the words of a book that is | ing, but not of my spirit, that they may sealed, which men deliver to one that is I add sin to sin : learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: 1 2 That walk to go down into Egypt, anck and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed: have not asked at my mouth; tostrengthen

12 And the book is delivered to him that themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray and to trust in the shadow of Egypt! thee: and he said, I am not learneil. 3 Therefore shall the strength of Pha

13 9 Wherefore the LORD said, For- raoh le your shame, and the trust in the asmuch as this people draw near me with shadow of Egypt your confusion. their mouth, and with their lips do hon- 4 For his princes were at Zoan, and our me, but have removed their heart his ambassadors came to Hanes. far from me, and their fear toward me I 5 They were allashamed of a people that is taught by the precept of men:

could not profit them, nor be an help nor 14 Therefore behold, I will proceed to il profit, but a shame, and also a reproach. dlo a marvellous work among this people, it 6 The burden of the beasts of the south: even a marvellous work and a wander': into the land of trouble and anguish, from for the wisdom of their wise men shall || whence come the young and old lion, the perish, and the understanding of their | viper and fiery flying serpent, they will prudent men shall be hid.

carry their riches upon the shoulders of 15 Woe unto them that seck deep to young asses, and their treasures upon the hide their counsel from the Lord, and bunches of camels, to a people that shall their works are in the dark, and they say, not profit them. Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?" 7 For the Egyptians shall help in vain,

16 Surely your turning of things upside are to no purpose: therefore have I cried down shall be esteemed as the potter's concerning this, Their strength is to sit still clay : for shall the work say of him that 8 Now go, write it before them in a inade it, He made me not? or shall the table, and note it in a book, that it may thing framed say of him that framed it, l be for the time to come for ever and ever: He had no understanding?

9 That this is a rebellious people, lying 17 Is it not yet a very little while, and ll children, children that will not hear the Lebanon shall be enrried into a fruitful law of the LORD: field, and the fruitful field shall be esteem , 10 Which say to the seers, See not ; ed as a forest?

and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto 13 And in that day shall the deaf hear us right things, spçak unto us smooth the words of the book, and the eyes | things, prophesy deceits : of the blind shall sce cut of obscurity, and i 11 Get you out of the way, turn aside out of darkness.

out of the path, cause the Holy One of 19 The meek also shall increase their Israel to cease from before us. joy in the Lord, and the poor among men 12 Wherefore thus saith the Holy One shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel. of Israel, Because ye despise this word,

20 For the terrible one is brought to and trust in oppression and perverseness, nought, and the scorner is consumed, and stay thereon: and all that watcli for iniquity are cut olf: 13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to

21 That make a man an offender for you as a breach ready to fall, swelling a word, and lay a snare for him that rc- out in a higlı wall, whose breaking comproveth in the gate, and turn aside the leth suddenly at an instant. just for a thing of nought.

14 And he shall break it as the break22 Therefore thus saith the LORD, who ing of the potter's vessel that is broken redeemed Abraham, concerning the house in pieces; he shall not spare: so that there of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be ashamed, shall not be found in the bursting of it a ncither shall his face now wax pale. sherd to take tire from the hearth, or to

23 But when he secth his children, the take water withal out of the pit. work of mine hands, in the midst of him, 15 For thus saith the Lord God, the they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify Holy One of Israel; In returning and resi the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear shall ye be saved ; in quietness and in thie Gol of Israel.

confidence shall be your strength: and ye 24 They also that erred in spirit shall would not. come to understandling, and they that 16 But ye said, No; for we will flee murmured shall learn doctrine.

upon loi scs; therefore shall ye flee: and, The peofile despise God's word. CHAP. xxxi. Folly of trusting in Egypt. 563 We will ride upon the swift ; therefore ll 30 And the Lord shall cause his glo shall they that pursue you be swift. | rious voice to be heard, and shall shew the

17 One thousand shall fee at the rebuke lighting down of his arm, with the ins of one; at the rebuke of five shall ye flee: || dignation of his anger, and with the till ye be left as a beacon upon the top of a flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, mountain, and as an ensign on a hill. l and tempest, and liailstones.

18 TAnd therefore will the LORD wait, 31 For through the voice of the Lord that he may be gracious unto you, and shall the Assyrian bebeaten down, which therefore will be be exalted, that he may | smote with a rod. lave mercy upori you : for the Lord is a 32 And in every place wherethegroundGod of judgment; blessed are all they ed staff shall pass, which the LORD shall that wait for him.

lay upon him, it shall be with tabrcts and 19 For the people shall clwell in Zion laips: and in battles of shaking will he at Jerusalem : thou shalt weep no more : figlit with it. he will be very gracious unto thee at the 33 For Tophet is ordained of old; yea, voice of thy cry; when he shall hear it, | for the king it is prepared; he hath he will answer thee.

I made it deep and large : the pile thereof 20 And though the LORD give you the is fire and much woodl; the breath of bread of adversity, and the water of afilic- the LORD, like a stream of brimstone, tion, yet shall not thy teachers be removed | doth kindle it. into a corner any more, but thine cyes

CHAP. XXXI. shall see thy teachers :

The prophet sheweth the folly in trusting 21 And thine ears shall hear a word be to Egypt, and forsaking of God. hind thee, saying, This is the way, walk W OE to them that go down to Egypt ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, V for help ; and stay on horses, and and when ve turn to the left

trust in chariots, because they are many ; 22 Ye shall defile also the covering of and in horsemen, because they are very thy graven images of silver, and the or- strong; but they look not unto the Holy nament of thy molten images of gold : || Onc of Israel, neither seek the LORD! thou shalt cast them away as a menstru- 2 Yet he also is wise, and will bring ous cloth ; thou shalt say unto it, Get evil, and will not call back his words: thee hence.

but will arise against the house of the 23 Then shall he give the rain of thy evil-doers, and against the help of them seed, that thou shalt sow the ground withal; || that work iniquity. and bread of the increase of the earth, ll 3 Now the Egyptians are men, and not and it shall be fat and plenteous: in that God; and their horses flesh, and not spirit, day shall thy cattle feed in large pastures. When the LORD shall stretch out his

24 The oxen likewise and the young | hand, both he that helpeth shall fall, and asses that ear the ground shall eat clean he that is holpen shall fall down, and provender, which hath been winnowed they all shall fail together. with the shovel and with the fan.

4 For thus hath the LORD spoken un25 And there shall be upon every high on me, Like as the lion and the young mountain, and upon every high hill, ll lion roaring on his prey, when a multirivers and streams of waters in the day of tude of shepherds is called forth against the great slaugliter, when the towers fall. him, he will not be afraid of their voice,

26 Moreover the light of the moon || nor abase himself for the noise of them: shall be as the light of the sun, and the so shall the LORD of hosts come down light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill light of seven days, in the day that the thereof. LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, i 5 As birds flying, so will the LORD of and healeth the stroke of their wound. I hosts defend Jerusalem ; defending also

27 Behold, the name of the LORD he will deliverit ; and passing over he will cometh from far, burning with his anger, preserve it. and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips 6. Turn ye unto him from whom the are full of indignation, and his tongue as a children of Ísrael have deeply revolted, devouring fire :

7 For in that day every man shall cast 28 And his breath, as an overflowing |away his idols of silver, and his idols of stream, shall reach to the midst of the gold, which your own hands have made neck, to sift the nations with the siere of || unto you for a sin. vanity : and there shall be a bridie in the 81 Then shall the Assyrian fall with jaws of the people, causing them to err. || the sword, not of a mighty man; and the

29 Ye shall liave a song, as in the night || sword, not of a meau man, shall devour when a holy solemnity is kept; and glad- lim : but he shall fee from the sword, ness of heart, as when one goeth with a and his young men shall be discomfited. pipe to come into the mountain of the I 9 And he shall pass over to his strong LORD, to the mighty One of Israel. il luuld for feat, and his princes shall bo

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