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The Philistines destroyed. CHAP. XLVIII. The judgment of Moab. 629
2 Thus saith the LORD; Behold, wa-1 11 | Moab hith been at ease from his ters rise up out of the north, and shall youth, and he hath settled on his lees, be an overflowing food, and shall over- and hath not been emptied from vessel to flow the land, and all that is therein ; || vessel, neither hath he gone into captivithe city, and them that dwell therein : |ty: therefore his taste remained in him, then the men shall cry, and all the inhab- 1 and his scent is not changed. itants of the land shall howl.
12 Therefore, behold, the days come, 3 At the noise of the stamping of the saith the LORD, that I will send unto him hoofs of his strong horses, iti the rushing wanderers that shall cause him to wanof his chariots, and at the rumbling of der, and shallempty his vessels, and break his wheels, the fathers shall not look back their bottles. to thrir children for feebleness of hands; 13 And Moab shall be ashamed of Che
4 Because of the day that cometh to mosh, as the house of Israel was ashamed spoil all the Philistines, and to cut off of Beth-el their confidence. from Tyrus and Zidon every helper that 14 How say ye, We are mighty and remaineth : for the LORD will spoil the strong men for the war? Philistines, the remnant of the country 1 15 Moab is spoiled, and gone up out of of Caphtor.
her cities, and his chosen young men are 5 Baldness is come upon Gaza; Ashke gone down to the slaughter, saith the lon is cut off with the remnant of their W king, whose name is the Lord of hosts. valley : how long wilt thou cut thyself? i 16 The calamity of Moab is near ta
60 thou sword of the LORD, how long come, and his affliction hasteth fast. will it be ere thou be quiet? put up thy-1 17 All ye that are about him bemoan self into thy scabbard, rest, and be still." him, and all ye that know his name, say,
7 How can it be quiet, seeing the LORD How is the strong staff broken, and the hath given it a charge against Ashkelon, beautiful rod! and against the sea shore? there hath he 18 Thou daughter that dost inhabit appointed it.
Dibon, come down from thy glory, and - CHAP. XLVIII.
|sit in thirst ; for the spoiler of Moab 1 The judgment of Moab for several cor shall come upon thee, and he shall de
rupiions. 47 The restoration of Moab. l stroy thy strong holds. AGAINST Moab thus saith the LORD 19 O inhabitant of Aroer, stand by the A of hosts, the God of Israel ; Woe unto (way, and espy ; ask him that fleeth, and Nebo' for it is spoiled ; Kiriathaim is her that escapeth, and say, What is done? confounded and taken : Misgab is con- | 20 Moab is confounded; for it is broken founded and dismayed.
down : howl and cry ; tell ye it in A:-2 There shall be no more prajsenf Moab: non, that Moab is spoiled, in Heshbon tbey have devised evil against 21 And judgment is come upon the it; come, and let us cut it off from being plain country; upon Holon, and upon a nation. Also thou shalt be cut down, Jahazah, and upon Mephaath, O Madmen; the sword shall pursue thee. 22 And upon Dibon, and upon Nebo,
3 A voice of crying shall be from Horol and upon Beth-diblathaim, naim, spoiling and great destruction. 23 And upon Kiriathaim, and upon . 4 Mhab is destroyed; her little ones Beth-gamul, and upon Beth-meon, have caused a cry to be heard.
24 And upon Kerjoth, and upon Boz5 For in the going up of Luhith con- rah, and upon all the cities of the land tinual weeping shall go up; for in the go of Mrah, far or near. ing down of Horonaim the enemies have 25 The horn of Moab is cut off, and heard a cry of destruction
his arm is broken, saith the LORD. 6 Flee, save your lives, and be like the 26 Make ye him drunken; for he magheath in the wilderness.
nified himself against the LORD: Moab 7 For because thou hast trusted in thy | also shall wallow in his vomit, and he also works and in thy treasures, thou shalt shall be in derision. also be taken: and Chemosh shall go forth 27 For was not Israel a derision into into captivity with his priests and his | thee? was he found among thieves ? for princes together.
since thou spakest of him, thou skippedst 8 And the spoiler shall come upon every for joy. city, and no city shall escape: the valley 28 ( ye that dwell in Moab, leave the also shall perish, and the plain shall be de- || cities, and dwell in the rock, and be like stroved, as the Lord hath spoken, the dove that maketh her nest in the sides
9 Give wings unto Moab, that it mayflee of the hole's mouth. and get away : for the cities thereof shall | 29 We have heard the pride of Moab, be desolate, without any to dwell therein. | (he is exceeding proud) his loftiness, and
10 Cursed be he that doeth the work of his arrogancy, and his pride, and the the Lord deceitfully, and cursed be he || haughtiness of his heart. that keepeth back lis sword from blood. ! 30 I know his wrath, saith the LORD; 650 The judgment of Moab. JEREMIAH. The judgment of the Ammonites. but it shall not be so; his lies shall not so 1 ab, and the crown of the head of the effect it.
tumultuous ones. 31 Therefore will I howl for Moab, and ! 46 Woe be unto thee, O Moab ! the I will cry out for all Moab; mine heart people of Chemosh perisheth : . for thy shall mourn for the men of Kir-heres. sons are taken captives, and thy daugh
32 yine of Sibmah, I will weep for thee ters captives. with the weeping of Jazer: thy plants are 47 ? Yet will I bring again the captivity gone over the sea, they reach even to the of Moab in the latter days, saith the LORD. sea of Jazer: the spoiler is fallen upon thy | Thus far is the judgment of Moab. summer fruits and upon thy vintage..
CHAP. XLIX. 33 And joy and gladness is taken from 1 The judgment of the Ammonites, 7 of the plentiful field, and from the land of Mo- Edom, 23 of Damascus, 28 of Kedar, ab; and I have caused wine to fail from the 30 of Hazor, 34 and of Elam. wine-presses: none shall tread with shout I CONCERNING the Ammonites, thus ing; iheir shouting shall be no shouting. U saith the LORD; Hath Israel no sons?
34 From the cry of Heshbon even hath he no heir ? why then doth their unto Elealeh, and even unto Jahaz, have | king inherit Gad, and his people dwell they uttered their voice, from Zoar even in his cities? unto Horonaim, as an heifer of three 2 Therefore behold, the days come, years old: for the waters also of Nimrim saith the LORD, that I will cause an alarm shall be desolate.
of war to be heard in Rabbah of the Am. 35 Moreover I will cause to cease in monites; and it shall be a desolate heap, Moab, saith the LORD, him that offereth and her daughters shall be burned with in the high places, and him that burneth fire: then shall Israel be heir unto them incense to his gods.
that were his heirs, saith the LORD. | 36 Therefore mine heart shall sound 3 Howl, O Heshbon, for Ai is spoiled : for Moab like pipes, and mine heart shall || cry, ye daughters of Rabbah, gird you sound like pipes for the men of Kir with sackcloth ; lament, and run to and heres : because the riches that he hath fro by the hedges; for their king shall gotten are perished.
go irito captivity, and his priests and his 37Forevery head shall be bald, and every princes together. beard clipped: upon all the hands shall be 4 Wherefore gloriest thou in the valcuttings, and upon the loins sackcloth. leys, thy flowing valley, ( backsliding
38 There shall be lamentation general- daughter that trusted in her treasures, ly upon all the house-tops of Moab, and saying, Who shall come unto me? in the streets thereof: for I have broken 5 Behold, I will bring a fear upon thee, Moab like a vessel wherein is no pleasure, saith the LORD God of hosts, from ali saith the LORD.
those that be about thee; and ye shall be 39 They shall howl, saying, How is it driven out every man right forth ; and broken down ! how hath Moab turned none shall gather up him that wandereth. the back with shame! so shall Moab be 6 And afterward I will bring again the a derision and a dismaying to all them captivity of the children of Ammon, saith about him.
the Lord. 40 For thus saith the LORD; Behold, Concerning Edom, thus saith the he shall fly as an eagle, and shall spread LORD of hosts? Is wisdom no more in his wings over Moab.
Teman? is counsel perished from the 41 Kerioth is taken,' and the strong prudent? is their wisdom vanished? holds are surprised, and the mighty men's 8 Flee ye, turn back, dwell deep, O hearts in Moab at that day shall be as the inhabitants of Dedan ; for I will bring heart of a woman in her pangs.
the calamity of Esau upon him, the time 42 And Moab shall be destroyed from that I will visit him. being a people, because he hath magni 9 If grape gatherers come to thee, fied himself against the LORD.
would they not leave some gleaning 43 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, grapes ? if thieves by night, they will de shall be upon thee, O inhabitant of Moab, stroy till they have enough. saith the LORD. :
10 But I have made Esau bare, I have 44 He that fleeth from the fear, shall fall uncovered his secret places, and he shall into the pit; and he that getteth up out of not be able to hide himself: his seed is the pit, shall be taken in the snare : for I spoiled, and his brethren, and his neighwill bring upon it, even upon Moab, the bours, and he is not. year of their visitation, saith the LORD. | 11 Leave thy fatherless children, I will
45 They that fled stood under the shad- preserve them alive; and let thy widows OW of Heshbon because of the force : trust in me. but a fire shall come forth out of Hesh- 12 For thus saith the LORD ; Behold, bon, and a flame from the midst of Si- they whose judgment was not to drink hon, and shall derour the corner of Mo- l of the cup have assuredly drunken ; and
The judgment of Edom, Damascus, CHAP. L. Kedar, Hazor and Elam. 631 art thou he that shall altogether go unpun- | 27 And I will kindle a fire in the wall ished ? thou shalt not go unpunished, but of Damascus, and it shall consume the thou shalt surely drink of it.
palaces of Ben-hadad. . 13 For I have sworn by myself, saith | 28 | Concerning Kedar, and concernthe LORD, that Bozralı shall become a ing the kingdoms of Hazor, which Nebudesolation, a reproach, a waste, and a chadrezzar king of Babylon shall smite, curse ; and all the cities thereof shall be thus saith the LORD; Arise ye, go up to perpetual wastes.
Kedar, and spoil the men of the east. 14 I have heard a rumour from the 29 Their tents and their flocks shall LORD, and an ambassador is sent unto the they take away: they shall take to themheathen, saying, Gather ye together, and selves their curtains, and all their vessels, come against her, and rise up to the battle. || and their camels; and they shall cry unto
15 Forlo, I will make thee small among them, Fear is on every side. the heathen, and despised among men. 30 | Floe, get you far off, dwell deep, ()
16 Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, Il ve inhabitants of Hazor, saith the LORD; and the pride of thine heart, I thou that for Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that taken counsel against you, and hath conholdest the height of the hill : though thou ceived a purpose against you. shouldest make thy nest as high as the 31 Arise, get you up unto the wealthy eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, nation, that dwelleth without care, saith saith the LORD.
the Lord, which have neither gates nor 17 Also Edom shall be a desolation : ev bars, which dwell alone. ry one that goeth by it shall be astonished, 32 And their camels shall be a booty, and shall hiss at all the plagues thereof." and the multitude of their cattle a spoil:
18 As in the overthrow of Sodom and and I will scatter into all winds them that Gomorrah and the neighbour cities there-l are in the utmost corners ; and I will of, saith the LORD, pomanshallabide there, bring their calamity from all sides theros neither shall a son of man dwell in it. of, saith the LORD.
19 Behold, he shall come up like a lion 33 And Hazor shall be a dwelling for from the swelling of Jordan against the dragons, and a desolation for ever: there habitation of the strong : but I will sud shall no man abide there, nor any son of denly make him run away from her: and man dwell in it. who is a chosen man, that I may appoint 34 T 'The word of the Lord that came over her? for who is like me ? and who to Jeremiah the prophet against Elani in
the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah shepherd that will stand before me? king of Judah, saying,
20 Therefore hear the counsel of the 35 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; BeLORD, that he hath taken against Edom; | hold, I will break the bow of Elam, Vie and his purposes, that he hath purposed chief of their might." against the inhabitants of Teman : surely 36 And upon Elam will I bring the fourt the least of the flock shall draw them out: winds from the four quarters of hicaven, surely he shall make their habitations des- and will scatter theni toward of those olate with them.
winds; and there shall be no nation whith21 'The earth is moved at the soisc ofer the outcasts of Elam shall :100 come. their fall, at the cry the noise thereof was ! 37 For I will cause Elam to be dismayheard in the Red sea..
ed before their enemies, and before them 22 Behold, he shall come up and fly as that seek their life : and I will bring evil the eagle, and spread his wings over Boz 1 upon then, even my fierce anger, saith the rah: and at that day shail the heart of the Lord; and I will send the sword after mighty men of Edom be as the heart of a | them, till I have consumed them : Woman in het parigs.
38 And I will set my throne in Elam, 23 ! Concerning Damascuis. Hamath and will destroy from thence the king is confounded, and Arpad : for they have and the princes, saith the LORD. heard evil tidings: they are faint-heart 39. But it shall come to pass in the ed; there is sorrow on the sea ; it cannot | latter days, that I will bring again the cap: be quiet.
civity of Elam, saith the LORD. 24 Damascus is waxed feeble, and turn
CHAP. I. eth herself to flee, and fear hath siezed on 1, 9, 21, 35 The judgment of Babylon. her : anguish and sorrows have taken her, l 4, 17, 33 The redempion of Israel as a woman in travail.
THE word that the LORD spake a 25 How is the city of praise not left, H i guinst Babylon and against the land the city of nir joy!
of the Chaldeans by Jeremiah the prcphet. 26 Therefore her young men shall fall 2 Declare ye among the nations, and in her streets, and all the meil of war publish, and set up a standard ; publish, shall be cut off in that day, saith the und conceal not: say, Babylon is taken, LORD of hosts.
Bel is confounded, Merodach is broken
*2 The judgment of Babylon. JEREMIAH. The redemption of Israel. in pieces; her idols are confounded, her sword they shall for every one tr his images are broken in pieces.
people, and they shall flee every one to 3 For out of the north there cometh ; his own land. up a nation against her, which shall m: ke' 17 Israel ix a scattered sheep; the liras her land desolate, and none shall dwell have driven him away : first the king of therein: they shall remove, they shall de- Assyria hath devoured him; and last this pait, both man and beast.
Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath 4 In those days, and in that time, saith broken his bones. the LORD, the children of Israel shall 18 Therefore thus saith the LORD OF come, they and the children of Judah to hosts, the God of Israel ; Behold, I will gether, going and weeping: they shall go, punish the king of Babylon and his land, and seek the LORD their God
| as I have punished the king of Assyria. 5 They shall ask the way to Zion with 19 And I will bring Israel again to his their faces this herward, saying, Come, || habitation, and he shall feed on Carmel and let us join ourselves to the LORD in and Bashun, and his soul shall be satisfied a perpetual covenant that shall not be for- upon mount Ephraim and Gilead. gotten.
20 In those days, and in that time, saith 6 My people hath been lost sheep: their the LORD, the iniquity of Israel shall be shepherds have caused them to go astray, 1 sought for, and there shall be none; and they have turned them away on the moun- | the sins of Julah, and they shall not be lains: they have gone from mountain to found : for I will pardon them whom I hill, they have forgotten their resting-place. reserve.
7 All that found them have devoured 21 f Go up against the land of Merathem; and their adversaries said, We of- ' thaim, even against it, and against the fend not, because they have sinned against inhabitants of Pekod : waste and utterly the LORD, the habitation of justice, even destroy after them, saith the LORD, and the LORD, the hope of their fathers, do according to all that I have command
8 Remove out of the midst of Baby- / ed thee. lon, and go forth out of the land of the 22 A sound of battle is in the land, and Chaldeans, and be as the he-goats before of great destruction. the fincks.
23 How is the hammer of the whole 9 | For lo, I will raise and cause to earth cut asunder and broken ! how is come up against Babylon an assembly of Babylon become a desolation among the fivat nations from the north country : li nations! and they shall set themselves in array a | 24 I have laid a snare for thee, and gainst hier; from thence she shall be tak- thou art also taken, O Babylon, and thou en: their arrows shall be as of a mighty wast not aware : thou art found, and also uspert man; none shall return in vain. caught, because thou hast striven against
10 And Chaldea shall be a spoil: all that the LORD. spojlher shall be satisfied, saith the LORD. | 25 The Lord hath opened his armory',
11 Because ye were glad, because ye land hath brought forth the weapons of rejvicc:1, () ye destroyers of mine herit- his indignation : for this is the work of Age, because ye are grown fat as the the Lord God of hosis in the land of the heifer at grass, and bellow as bulls; 1 Chaldeans.
12 Your mother shall be sore confound 26 Come against her from the utmost ed; she that bare you shall be ashamed: border, open her storehouses : cast her behold, the hindermost of the nations shall | up as heaps, and destroy hcr utterly : let be a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert || nothing of lier be left.
13 Because of the wrath of the LORD 27 Slay all her bullocks; let them go it shall not be inhabited, but it shall be | down to the slaughter: woe unto them ! wholly desolate: every one that goeth by for their day is come, the time of their Babylon shall be astonished, and hiss at all her plagues.
28 The voice of them that flec and 14 Put yourselves in array against Bab-| escape out of the land of Babylon, to delou round about : all ye that bend the | claré in Zion the vengeance of the LORD bow, shoot at her, spare no arrows: for our God, the vengeance of his temple. she liath sinned against the LORD.
29 Call together the archers gainst · 15 Shout against her round about: she ! Babylon : all ye that bend the buw, Camp hath given lier hand : her foundations against it round about ; let none thereof are fallen, her walls are thrown down : escape: recompense her according to her for it is the vengeance of the Lord: take! work; according to all that she hath dome, vengeance upon her; as she hath donc, ll do unto her: for she liath leen proud aclo unto her.
grainst the LORD, against the Holy One 16 Cut off the sower from Babylon, and of Israel him that handleth the sickle in the time 50 Therefore shall her young men fall of harvest : for fear of the oppressing in the streets, and all her mcn of war shall Israel redeemed.
CHAP. LI. God's judgment against Babylon. 633 be cut off in that day, saith the LORD. y will appoint me the time? and who is
31 Behold, I am against thee, thou most that shepherd that will stand before me? proud, saith the Lord God of hosts: for thy 45 Therefore hear ye the counsel of day is come, the time that I will visit thee. | the LORD, that he hath taken against
32 And the most proud shall stumble | Babylon ; and his purposes, that he hath and fall, and none shall raise him up : purposed against the land of the Chaland I will kindle a fire in his cities, and deans: Surely the least of the flocks shall it shall devour all round about him. I draw them out : surely he shall make
33 | Thus saith the Lord of hosts; || their habitation desolate with them. The children of Israel and the children | 46 At the noise of the taking of Babyof Judah were oppressed together ; and lon the earth is moved, and the cry is all that took them captives held them heard among the nations. fast; they refused to let him go.
CHAP. LI. 34 Their Redeemer is strong ; the God's severe judgment against Babylon LORD of hosts is his name: he shall
in revenge of Israel. throughly plead their cause, that he THUS saith the LORD ; Behold, I will may give rest to the land, and disquiet | 1' raise up against Babylon, and against the inhabitants of Babylon.
| them that dwell in the midst of them that 35 1 A sword is upon the Chaldeans, || rise up against me, a destroying wind; saith the LORD, and upon the inhabitants 2 And will send unto Babylon fanners, of Babylon, and upon her princes, and that shall fan her, and shalí empty her upon her wise men.
land : for in the day of trouble they shall 36 A sword is upon the liars; and they be against her round about. shall dote : a sword is upon her mighty 3 Against him that bendeth let the men ; and they shall be dismayed. | archer bend his bow, and against him that
37 A sword is upon their horses, and lifteth himself up in his brigandine : and upon their chariots, and upon all the spare ye not her young men ; destroy ye mingled people that are in the midst of utterly' all her host. her, and they shall become as women : il 4 Thus the slain shall fall in the land a sword is upon her treasures; and they of the Chaldeans, and they that are shall be robbed.
thrust through in her streets. 38 A drought is upon her waters; and! 5 For Israel hath not been forsaken, they shall be dried up : for it is the land nor Judath of his God, of the LORD of of graven images, and they are mad i hosts ; though their land was filled with upon their idols.
sin against the Holy One of Israel. 39 Therefore the wild beasts of the 6 Flee out of the midst of Babylon, desert with the wild beasts of the islands and deliver every man his soul : be not shall dwell there, and the owls shall dwell cut off in her iniquity ; for this is the therein ; and it shall be no more inhab- || time of the Lord's vengeance ; he will ited for ever; neither shall it be dwelt in render unto her a recompense. from generation to generation.
7 Babylon hath been a golden cup in 40 As God overthrew Sodom and Go-the Lord's hand, that made all the earth morrah and the neighbour cities thereof, drunken : the nations have drunken of saitli the LORD; $0 shall go man abide her wine; therefore the nations are mad. there, neither shall any son of man dwell 8 Babylon is suddenly fallen and detherein.
stroyed : howl for her; take balm for 41 Behold, a people shall come from | her pain, if so be she may be healed. the north, and a great nation, and many 19 We would have healed Babylon, but kings shall be raised up from the coasts she is not healed : forsake her, and let us of the earth.
go every one into his own country : for 42 They shall hold the bow and the l her judgment reacheth unto heaven, and lance : they are cruel, and will not shew | is lifted up even to the skies. mercy : their voice shall roar like the sea, 10 The LORD hath brought forth and they shall ride upon horses, every one our righteousness : come, and let us deput in array, like a man to the battle, a- clare in Zion the work of the LORD our gainst thee, o daughter of Babylon. Il God.
43 The king of Babylon hath heard 11 Make bright the arrows; gather the report of them, and his hands waxed the shields: the Lord hath raised up the feeble : anguish took hold of him, and spirit of the kings of the Medes : for his pangs as of a woman in travail.
| device is against Babylon, to destroy it ; 44 Behold, he shall come up like a lion because it is the vengeance of the LORD, from the swelling of Jordan unto the hab- | the vengeance of his temple. itation of the strong : but I will make | 12 Set up the standard upon the walls them suddenly run away from her: and of Babylon, make the watch strong, set who is a chosen man, that I may appoint up the watchmen, prepare the ambushes : over her for who is like me?' and wholl for the LORD hath both devised and done