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514 Birgrings of Christ's kingdom. ISAIAH. God's favour toward it. afr in of the ensign, saith he LORD, 11 peaceal le habitation, and in sure dwellwhe fire is in Zion, and his furnace in ings, and in quiet resting places; Je usulem.

19 When it shall hail, coming down CHAP. XXXII.

on the forest ; and the city shall be low 1 The blessings of Christ's kingdom. 9 in a low place.

To alion is fureshewn. 15 Restora- | 20 Blessed are ye that sow beside all til i. promisrd to succeed.

waters, that send forth thither the feet of D EHOLD, a king shall reign in riglıt- the ox and the ass. U cousness, and princes shall rule in ;

CHAP. XXXIII. judgment.

!1 Godle judgments against the enemier of 2 And a man shall be as an hiding- | the church. 13 The privileges of the great in place from te wind, and a covert from W OE to thee that spoilest, and it i the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry i WY. wast not spoiled; and dealestue.chplice, as the shadow of a great rock in a i erously, and they dealt not treacher uyweary land.

ly with thee! when thou shalt cease to 3 And the eves of them that see shall | spoil, thou shall be spoiled; and when thou not be dim, and the cars of them that shalt make an end to deal treachernsly, hear shall hearken.

they shall deal treacherously with thee. 4 The heart also of the rash shall under 20 LORD, !e gracious unto ns; we stand knowledge, and the tongue of the have waited for thee : be thoi their arm stammerers shall be ready tospeak plainly every morning, our salvation also in the

5 The vile person shall be pomorecalled time of trouble.. liberal, nor the churl said to be bountiful. 3 At the noise of the tumult the people

6 For the vile person will speak villany, fled ; at the lifting up of thyself the naand his heart will work iniquity, to prac- sions were scattered. tise hypocrisy, and to utter error against 4 And you spoil shall be gathered like the LORD, to make empty the soul of the gathering of the caterpillar : as the the hungry; and he will cause the drink running to and fro of locusts shall he run of the thirsty to fail.

upon them :7 The instruments also of the churl '5 The LORD is exalted; for he dwellare evil: he devisetii wicked devices to eth on high: he hath filled Zion with destroy the poor with lying words, even judgment and righteousness. when the needy speaketh right.

6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be 8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; | the stability of thy times, and strength and by liberal things shall he stand. of salvation : the fear of the LORD is his

94 Rise up, ye women that are at ease; treasure. hear my voice, ye careless daughters ; l 7 Behold, their valiant ones shall cry give ear unto my speech.

1 without : the ambassadors of peace shall 10 Many days and years shall ye beweep bitterly, troubled, ye careless women : for the || 8 The highways lie waste, the wayvintage shall fail, the gathering shall not faring man ceaceth: he hath broken thie come.

covenant, he hath despised the cities, he 11 Tremble, ye women that are at regardleth no man. case ; be trubled, ye careless ones: strip 9 The earth mourneth and languisheth: ye, and make ye bare, and gird sack Lebanon is ashamed and hewn down : clotna ipon your loins.

Sharon is like a wilderness; and Bashan 12 They shall lament for the teats, for and Carmel shake off their fruits. the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine. 10 Now will I rise, saith the LOPD; 13 Upon the land of my people shall now will I be exalted; now will I lift

up myself. the houses of joy in the joyous city :

11 Ye shall conceive chaff, ye shall 14 Becausethe palaces shall be forsaken; bring forth stubble: your breath, as fixe, the multitude of ihe city shall be left; the shall devour you. forts and towers shall be for dens for ever, 12 And the people shall be as the a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks; burnings of lime: as thorns cut up shall

15 Until the spirit be poured upon , they be burned in the fire. is from on high, and the wilderness be 13 | Hear, ve that are far off, what I a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be ll have done ; and ye that are near, accounted for a forest.

I knowledige my might. 16 Then judgment sliall dwell in the il 14 The sinners in Zion are afraid ; wilderness, and righteousness remain in fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. the fruitful field.

Who among us shall dwell with the de17 And the work of rightecusness shall ouring fire? who among us shall dwell be peace; and the effect of righteousness, with everlasting burnings? quietvess and assurance for ever.

15 He that walketli righteously, and 18 And my people shail dwell in a spcaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the

How God revengeth his church. Chap. xxiv. Certainty of the pirohliccy. 565 gain of oppressions, that shikeih his hands, with the blood of lambs and goats, with froin holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ll the fat of the kidneys of rams : for the ears from hering of blood, and shutteth, Lord hath a sacrifice in Bazrah, and a his eves from sceing evil;

great slaughter in the land of Iduinea. 16. He shall dwell on high: his place of And the unicorus shall come down defence shall be the munitions of rocks :' with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; bread shall be given him ; his waters skull and their land shall be soaked with blood, be sure.

1 and their dust made fat with fatness. 17 Thine eyes shall see the king in his 8 For it is the day of the Lord's veribeauty : they shall behoid the land that geance, and the rear of recompenses for is very far off.

the controversy of Zion. 18 Thime heart shall meditate terror. 9 And the streims thereof shall be Where is the scribewhere is the receiv- turned into pitch, and the dust thereof er? where is he that counted the towers? into brimstone, and the land thereof shall

19 Thou shalt not see a fierce people, lecome burung pitch, a people of deeper speech than thou canst 10 It shall not be quenched night nor perceive ; of a stammering tongue, that day ; the smoke thereof shall go up for thou canst not understand.

ever : from generation to generation it 20 Look upon Zion, the city of our so: shall lie waste ; none shall pass through lemnities : thine eyes shall see Jerusalem it for ever and ever. a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall 11 | But the cormorant and the bita not be taken down; not one of the stakes | tern shall possess it; the owl also and the thereof shall ever be removed, neither raven shall dwell in it: and he shall shall any of the cords thereof be broken, stretch out upon it the line of confusion,

21 But there the glorious Lord will be and tie stones of emptiness. unto us a placeof broad rivers and streams; 12 They shall call the nobles thereof wherein shall go no galley with oars, nei- to the kingiiom, but none shall be there, ther shall gallant ship pass thereby. and all her princes shall be nothing

22 For tlie LORD is our judge, the | 13 And thorns shall come up in her LORD is our lawgiver, the Lord is our palaces, nettles and brambles in the fripking; he will save us.

tresses thereof: and it shall be a halvita23 Thy tacklings are loosed; they could , tion of dragons, and a couri torowis. not well strengthen their mast, they could ) 14 The wild beasis of the chesert shall not spread the suil: then is the prev of a also meet with the will icists of the islgresi spoil divided; the lame take the prey and, and the satyr shall cry to his fellow;

24 And the inhabitant shall not say, I the screech-owl also shall rost there, and am sick : the people that dwell therein | find for herself a place of rest. chall be forgiven their iniquity.

15 There shall the great owl make her CHAP. XXXIV.

rest, and lay, and hatch, and grillser under 1 The judgements wherewith God revenge her shadow: there shali the 17tres cilso

eth his church. 11 The desolation of be gathered, every one with her mate. her enemice. 16 The certainty of the 16 | Seek ye out of the book of the prophecy.

HLORD, and read: no one of these shall OME near, ye nations, to hear; and fail, yone shall want her m e for my

learken, ve pcople: let the earth mout it hath commanded, and his spirit Lear, and all that is therein ; the world, lit hath gaihered them. and all things that come forth of it.

17 And he liath cast the lot for them, 2 For the indignation of the Lord is up."and his hand hath divided it into them on all nations, and his fury upon all their by line: they shall possess it for ever, from armies: lie hath utterly destroved them, generation to generation shail they dwell lie hath delivere i them to the slanghter: therein. 3 Tnvir slain also shall be cast out, and 1

CHAR XXIV. their stink shall come up out of their cars 1 The jouful fiourishing of Christ's kingCities, and the mountains shall be niekted d um. 3 The weak are encouradhu with their blocd.

# The virturx and priviles of the gospel. 4 And all the host cflicaven shalllerlis- THE wilderness and the solitary place solved, and the heavens shall be rollel to i shall be giad for them; art the dice gether as a scroll: and all their host shall sert shall rejoice, and blescom as the rosc. tail down, as the leaf falleth off from the 2 It shall blossom abundantly, and revine, and as a falling fig from the fig-tree.joice, even with joy and singing: the glory

5 For my sword shall be bathed in. of Lebanon shall be give unto it, the leaven: bchold, it shall come down upon excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they Idumea, and upon the people of my cui'se, shall see the glory of the Lord, and the to jument.

excellency of ur Goel. 6 The sword of the Lord is filled with 3 Strengthenye the weak linnds, and blood, it is made fat with fatness, and confiur'ın the tecble knees.

566 The weak are encouraged. ISAIANI. Rabchakel's blasphemy.

4 Say to them that are of a fearful, to Jerusalem, Ye shall worship before heart, Be strong, fear not : behold, your this altar? God will come with vengeance, even || 8 Now therefore give pledges, I pray Gol with a recompense ; lie will come thee, to my master the king of Assyria, and save you.

and I will give thee two thousand horses, 5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be if thou be able on thy part to set riders opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be upon them. ynstopped.

l '9 How then wilt thou turn away the 6 Then shall the lame man lean as an face of one captain of the least of my Hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall master's servants, and put thy trust on sing: for in the wilderness shall waters Egypt for chariots and for horsemen? break out, and streams in the desert. 10 And am I now come up without

7 And the parched ground shall be- the LORD against this land to destroy it? come a pool, and the thirsty lands springs the Lord said unto me, Go up against of water: in the liubitation of dragons, l, this land, and destroy it. where each lay, shall be grass with reeds 11 Then said Eliakim and Shebna and and rushies.

| Joah unto Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray thee, 8 and an highway shall be there, and into tly servants in the Syrian languace; a way, and it sliall be called, The way of for we understand it : and speak not to holiness; the unclean shall not pass over | ns in the Jewg language, in the ears of it; but it shall be for those: the way-faring the people that are on the wall. met), though fools, shall not err therein. 12 But Rabshakeh said, Fiath my mas

9 Nolion shall be therc, nor any rav- ter sent me to thy master and to thee to chous lxcast shall go up thereon, it shall speak these ivords ? hath he not sent me Hot le found there ; but the redeemed to the men that sit upon the wall, that shall walk there :

they may eat their own dung, and drink 10 And the ransomed of the LORD shall 1 their own piss with you? return, and come to Zion with songs 13 Then Rabshakeh stood, and cried uid everlasting joy upon their heads : | with a lond voice in the Jews linguage, they shall otain joy and gladness, and and said, Hear ye the words of the great sorrow and sighing shall flee away. king, the king of Assyria. CHIAP. XXXVI.

14 Thus saith the king, Let not IlezeI Sennacherib invadeth Judah. 4 Rabsha- | kiah deceive you :- for he shall not be

kel's blasphemous persuasion to the peo able to deliver you.

pile. 22 His quords are told 10 Hezekian. 15 Neither let Hezekiah make you N OW it came to pass in the fourteenth trust in the LORD, saying, The Lord TV year of king Hezekiah, that Sennach- will surely deliver us : this city shall not erib king of Assyria came up against all be delivered into the hand of the king of the defenced cities of Judah, and took | Assyria. them.

ll 16 Hearken not to Hezekiah: for thus 2 And the king of Assyrja sent Rab- l saith the king of Assyria, Make an agreeshakch from Lachish to Jerusalem unto ment with me by a present, and come out king Hezekiah with a great army. And to me : and eat ye every one of his vina, he stood by the conduit of the upper pool and every one of his fig-tree, and drink in the highway of the fuller's field.

ye every one the waters of his own cis3 Then came forth unto him Eliakim, Il torn ; Hilkiah's son, which was over the house, l 17 Until I come and take you away to and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, Asaph's || a land like your own land, a land of corn son, the recorder:

and wine, a land of bread and vineyards. 4 And Rabshakeh said unto them, 18 Bratare lest Hezekiab persuade you, Say ye now to Hezekiah, Thus saith the saying, The LORD will deliver us. Hath great king, the king of Assyria, What | any of the gods of the nations delivered confidence is this wherein thou trustest ? | his land out of the hand of the king of

5 I say, saypso thou (but they are but ll Assyria? vain words) I have counsel and strength | j9 Where are the gods of Hamath for war: now on whom dost thou trust, and Arpad ? where are the gods of Sethat thou rebellest against me?

pharvaim and have they delivered Sa6 Lo, thon trustest in the staff of this | maria out of my hand ? broken recd, on Egypt; whereon if a 20 Who are they among all the gods 'nan lean, it will go into his hand, and of these lands, that have delivered their pierce it: sois Pharaoh king of Egypt to land out of my hand, that the LORD all that trust in him.

should deliver Jerusalem out of my hand? 7 But it thou say to me, We trust in 21 But they hell their peace, and the LORD our God: is it not he, whose 1 answered linn not a word : for the king's high places and whose altars llezekiah commandment was, saying, Answer lim hath taken OW); and said to Judih and ll not.

í lézekiah mourning, and praying, CHAP. XXXÝL. is confounded by Isaiah. 507

22 . Then camo Eliakim the son of | zeph, and the children of Eden which Illkiah, that was over the household, I were in Telassar? and Shebna the scribe, and Joan, the son -13 Where is the king of Hamath, and of Asaph, the recorder, to Hezekiah with the king of Arpad, and the king of the their clothes rent, and told him the words city of Sepharvaim, Ilena, and Ivah? of Rabshakeh.

14 ( And Hczekiah received the letter CHAP. XXXVII.

froin the hand of the messengers, and 1 Hezekiah mourning, sei!drth to Isaiah to read it : and Hezekiah went up unto the pray for them. 6 Isaiah comforreththem. house of the LORD, and spread it before 36 An angel sluyeth the Assyrians. 37 l: the LORD.

Sennacherib is stain by his own 80918. 15 And Hiczekiah prayed unto the AND it came to pass, when king Hez- LORD, saying, A ekiah heard it, that he rent his 16 () LORD of hosts, Gal of Israel, clothes, and covered himself with sack- that dwellest between the cherubims, thou cloth, and went into the house of the art the Gal, even thou alone, of all the LORD.

kingdoms of the earth : tliou hast made 2 And he sent Eliakim, who svas over heaven and earth. the household, and Shebna the scribe, and 17 Incline thine ear, O Lord, and hcar.; the elders of the priests covered with open thine eyes, () LOND, and see : and sackcloth, unto Isaiah the prophet the son hear all the words of Sennacherib, which of Amoz.

hath sent to reproach the living God. 3 And they said unto him, Thus saith 18 Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Ast Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, syria have laid waste all the nauuns, and and of rebuke, and of blasphemy : for their countries, the children are come to the birth, and 19 And have cast their gods into the there is not strength to bring forth. i fire : for they were no gods, but the work

4 It may be the LORD thy God will of men's hands, wood and stone; thercs hear the words of Rabsha keli, whom the fore they have desiroyed them. king of Assyria his master hath sent to L 20 Now therefore, ( Lord our God, reproach the living Gol, and will rc- save us from his hand, that all the kingprove the words which the LORD thy doms of the earth may know that thou God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy l art the LORD, even thou only. prayer for the remnant that is left.

21 4 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent 5 So the servants of king Hezekiah unto Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the came to Isaiali.

LORD Goil of Israel, Whereas thou hast. 6 And Isajal said unto them, Thus prayed to me against Seanacherib king shall ye say unto your master, Thus saith of Assyria : the Lord, Be not afraid of the words 22 This is the word which the LORD that thou hast heard, wherewith the ser- hath spoken concerning him ; The virvants of the king of Assyria have bias- gin, the daughter of Zion, hath despisesi phemed nie.

thee, and laughed hee to scorn; the 7 Behold, I will send a blast upon him, daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her and he shall hear a rumour, and return head at thee. to his own land ; and I will cause him to 23 Whom hast thou reproached and fall by the sword in his own laud.

blasphemed ; and against whom hast thou 8 f So Rabshakch returned, and found l exalted thy voice, and lified up thine the king of Assyria warring against Lib- eyes on high even against the Holy One nah : for he had lieard that he was de- of Isracl. parted from Lachish.

24 By thy servants hast thou reproached 9 And he heard say concerning Tir- the loin, and hast said, By the multihakah king of Ethiopia, He is come forth tude of my chariots am I come up to the to make war with thee. And when he height of the mountains, to the sides of heard it, he sent messengers to Hezekiah, Lebanon ; and I will cut down the tali saying,

1 cedars thereof, and the choice fir-trees 10 Thus shall ye speak to Hezekial thereof : and I will enter into the height: king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God of his border, and the forest of his Caruci. in whom thou trustest, deceive thee, say- 25 I have digged, and drunk water; ing, Jerusalem shall not be given into the land with the sole of my feet hire I drier! hand of the king of Assyria.

up all the rivers of the besieged places. 11 Behold, thou hast heard what the 26 Hast thou noi heard long ago, iory I kings of Assyria have done to all lands have clone it; and of ancient times, that I by destroying them utterly ; and shalt have formed it? now have I brought it to thou be delivered ?

pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste 12 llave the gods of the nations deliv-detenced cities into ruinendo bezps. ered them which my fathers have de- 27 Theretire their is habitants were stroyed, as Gozan, and Il.ran, and Re, of small power, they bycie distaajal and 563 The Assyrious siun.

ISAIAI. bezdo? fe lezistencia confouniei: they were as the grass of , fore thee in tru:'ı and with a perfect the fieid, and as the green herb, as the neart, and have done tha thich is good grass on the house-tops, and as corn :.. try sight. And Hezekiah wept sore. blasted before it be grown up.

4 Then came the word of the LORD 28 But I know thy abode, and thy go to Isaiah, saying, ing out, and thy coming in, and thy rage ! 5 Guan. say to Hezekiah, Thus sait! against me.

the Lord, the God of Davil thy father, 29 Because thy rage against me, and I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy thy tumult, is come up ito mine ears, tears : behold, I will add unto thy day's therefore will I put my hook in the nose, atteen vears. and iny bridle in thy lips, and I will turu 6 And I will deliver thee and this city ince back by the way by which thou Cam- out of the hand of the king of Assyria: est

and I will defend this city. 30 And this shall be a sign unto thee, 7 And this shall be a sign unto thee Ye shall eat this year such as groweth of from the LORD, that the LORD will do ii self; and the second year that which is this thing that he hath spoken; springcth of the same : and in the third 8 Behold, I will bring again the shadyear sow se, and reas, and plant vine- ow of the degrees, which is gone down yards, and cat the fruit thereof.

|| in the sun-lial of Ahaz ten degrees back31 And the remnant that is escaped of ward. So the sun returned ten degrees, the house of Judah shall again take root by which degrees it was gone down. downware, and hear fruit upward:

9 The writing of Hezekiah king of 32 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth Judah, when he had been sick, and was a rempant, and they that escape out of recovered of his sickness : mount Zion : the zeal of the LORD of 10 I said in the cutting off of my days, ljosts shall do this.

i I shall go to the gates of the grave: I ain 35 Therefore thus saith the LORD con- deprived of the residue of iny years. cerning the king of Assyria, He shali not 1 il I said, I shall not see the LORD, come into this city, nor slioci an arrow even the LORD, in the land of the living: there, nor come before it with shields, nor Ishid beheld man no miore with the incast a bank against it.

hatitants of the world. 3-By the way that he came, by tlie, 12 Vine age is departed, and is removsame shall he return, and shall not come le from me as a shepherd's tent: I have into this city, saith the LORD.

ricult of like a weaver my life: he will cut me 35 For I will dciend this city, to save! It with piring sickness: from day ever it for mine own sake, and for my ser to night wilt thou make an eid oi ine, vant David's sake.

; 13 reckoned til morning, that, as a lion, 36 Then the angel of the LORD wedi , so will he break aimy bones: from day pa forth, and smote in the camp of the Is-1 ven tonight wilt thou make an end of me. Syrians an hundred and fourscore and five 14 Like a crane or a swallow, so viri I thousand : and when they arose early in i chatter : I did inourn as a dove: mine the morning, behold, they were all dead l eyes fail with looking upward : 0 LORD, corpses,

I am oppressed ; undiitake for me. 57 ISO Sennaclicrib king of Assyria de 15 What shall I say? he hath both parteci, and went and returneci, and dwelt spoken into me, and himself hath done at Nineven

it : I shall go sottiy all my years in the 38 And it came to pass, as lie was wor- 1 bitterness of my soul. shipping in the house of Nisroch his god," 16 () LORD, by these things men live, that sdrammelech and Sharezer his sons and in all these things is the life of my smote him with the sword ; and they es- spirit: so wilt thou recover me, and make. caped into the land of Armenia : and me to live. Esar-haddon his son reigned in his stead. 17 Behold, for peace I had great bitter-, CHAP. XXXVIII.

ness: but thou hast in love to my soul deliv1 Hezekiah hath his life ienethened. 8 The lered it from the pit of corruption: for their

sun goeth ten drgrers buckward for a hast cast all my sins behind thy back. sign of that firomise. 9 Hizchian's 18 For the grave cannot praise thee, thanksgiving

I death can not celebrate thee: they that IN those days was Hezekiah sick unto i go down into the pit cannot hope for thy

I death. And Isaiah the prophet the son cruth. mf Amoz cameunto hine, and said unto him. I 19 The living, the living, he shall praise 'Thus saith the LORD, Set thine house in thee, as I do this day : the father to the Orrler: for thou shalt dic, and not live. children shall make known thy truth.

? Then Hezekiah turned his face toward 1 20 The LORD was ready to save me: the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, therefore we will sing my songs to the

3 And sail, Remember now, () LORD, I stringeri instruments all the days of our I beseech thee, how I have walked be- lite in the house of the LORD.

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