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84 Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and A.C.710
thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteous-
ness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be . Heb. shall
thy rereward,

9 Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou
cry, and he shall say, Here I am.

If thou take away
from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the
finger, and speaking vanity;

10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and
satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in ob-
scurity, and thy darkness be as the noon day:

11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and sa-
tisfy thy soul in + drought, and make fat thy bones : and Hcb.
thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of
water, whose waters I fail not.

12 And they that shall be of thee a shall build the old decine
waste places : thou shalt raise up the foundations of many
generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the
breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

13 f If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from
doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a
delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable ; and shalt honour
him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own plea-
sure, nor speaking thine own words:

14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I
will cause thee to a ride upon the high places of the earth, a Deut. xxxii.
and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for 13.
the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

Heb. lie, or,

2 ch. ixi. 4.

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ISAIAH LIX. ver. 1-16.

ch. 2. 2.

made him hide,

1 The datanable nature of sin. 3 The sins of the Jews. 9 Calamity is for sin.

1 Behold, the LORD's hand is not bshortened, that it b Num. xi. 2.
cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it canot hear :

2 But your iniquities have separated between you and
your God, and your sins ş have hid his face from you, that ( Or, have
he will not hear.
3 For your

hands are defiled with blood, and your fin- c ch. i. 15.
gers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue
hath muttered perverseness:

4 None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth :
they trust in vanity, and speak lies ; d they conceive mis- 4 Job x9, 25.
chief, and bring forth iniquity.

$ They hatch || cockatrice eggs, and weave the spider's 11 Or, adders'.
web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and * that which *06

, that is crushed breaketh out into a viper.

Ps. vii. 14.

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15. f Prov. i. 16.

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6 Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall

they cover themselves with their works : their works are e Job viii. 14, works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands.

7 * Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed Rom. iii. lá innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; *Heb. break- wasting and * destruction are in their paths.

8 The way of peace they know not; and there is no + Or, right. +judgment in their goings : they have made them crooked

paths : whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.

9 9 Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.

10 We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noon day as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men.

11 We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves : we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.

12 For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us : for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them ;

13 In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.

14 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.

15 Yea, truth faileth ; and he that departeth from evil Or, is ac

# maketh himself a prey: and the Lord saw it, and fit

displeased him that there was no judgment. evil in his eyes.

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The future Glory and Triumph of the Church.


16 9 And he saw that there was no man, and wondered 8 ch. Ixii. 5. that there was no intercessor : 8 therefore his arm brought

salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained

17 h For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and
an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the
garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal
as a cloke.

18 i According to their || deeds, accordingly he will repay, || Heb. recom- fury to his adversaries, recompence to his

enemies ; to the islands he will repay recompence.

h Eph. vi. 14, 17. 1 Thess. v. 8.

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19 So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the A.C. 710 west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in " like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD k Rev. xii. 15. shall * lift up a standard against him.

* Or, put him 20 g And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto rom. xi. 26. them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.

21 As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for



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1 The glory of the church in the abundant access of the Gentiles, 15 and the great

blessings after a short affliction. 1 Arise, + shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the bribe como

lightened ; for the LORD is risen


thy light
2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and
gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon

, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
3 And the in Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings m Rev. xxi.
to the brightness of thy rising.

4 . Lift up thine eyes round about, and see : all they n ch. xlix.
gather themselves together, they come to thee : thy sons
shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at
thy side.

5 Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart
shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the Or, noise of
sea shall be converted unto thee, the g forces of the Gentiles
shall come unto thee.

6 The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the drome-
daries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall
come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall o ch. Ixi. 6.
shew forth the praises of the LORD.

7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory.

8 Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows ?

9 Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, P to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their p Gal. iv. 26. gold with them, unto the name of the Lord thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee.

10 And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and

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9 Rev. xxi. 25.


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thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee.

11 Therefore thy gates 9 shall be open continually; they

shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto * Or, wealth. thee the * forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may

be brought.

12 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.

13 The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious.

14 The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come

bending unto thee ; and all they that despised thee shall r Rev. iii. I. "bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they

shall call thee, The city of the LORD, The Zion of the Holy
One of Israel.

15 Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated, so that
no man went through thee, I will make thee an eternal ex-
cellency, a joy of many generations.

16 Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty one of Jacob.

17 For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron: I will also make thy officers peace, and thine exactors righteousness.

18 Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.

19 The sun shall be no more thy light by day ; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the Lord

shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.

20 Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the Lord shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.

21 Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.

22 A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one
a strong nation : I the LORD will hasten it in his time.

1 The office of Christ. 4 The forwardness, 7 and blessings of the faithful.

1 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the
Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the

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$ Rev. xxi. 23 & xxii, 5.

t Luke iv, 18.

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meek ; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to A.C. T10
proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the pri-
son to them that are bound;

2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lorn, and the
day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;

3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of beaviriess; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

4. And they shall • build the old wastes, they shall raise u ch. Ivii. 12. up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations. 5 And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.

6 But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our God; ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.

? For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion : therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.

8 For I the Lord love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.

9 And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring among the people: all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which the LORD hath blessed,

10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God, for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom * decketh himself with orna- *. Heh. deckments, and as a bride adorneth lierself with her jewels.

11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth ; so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.

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1 The ferrent desire of the prophet to confirm the church in God's promises. 5 The
office of the ministers (unto which they are incited) in preaching the Gospel,
10 and preparing the people thereto.

1 For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Je-
rusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof



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