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X Hos. i. 10. 1 Pet. ii. 10.

her. + That is, Married.

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membrancers. || Heb. silence.


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that burneth.

2 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name.

3 Thou shalt also be a crown of glory the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.

4 * Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall

thy land any more be termed Desolate : but thou shalt be That is, My called * Hephzi-bah, and thy land + Beulah : for the LORD

delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.

5 | For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy 1 Heb. with sons marry

thee : and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bridegroom. bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.

6 I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, Or, ye that which shall never hold their peace day nor night : Sye that LORD's re. make mention of the LORD, keep not silence.

7 And give him no || rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

8 The Lord hath sworn by his right hand, and by the Heb. 1/5 arm of his strength, * Surely I will no more give thy

corn to be meat for thine enemies ; and the sons of the
stranger shall not drink thy wine, for the which thou hast

9 But they that have gathered it shall eat it, and praise
the LORD; and they that have brought it together shall
drink it in the courts of my holiness.

10 Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people ; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people.

11 Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of 1 Zech, ix. .. the world, - Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy John xii

. 16. salvation cometh ; behold, his a reward is with him, and his + Or, recom- + work before him.

12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.

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y ch. xl. 3. & Ivii. 14.

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1 Christ sheweth who he is, 2 what his victory over his enemies, 7 and what his

mercy toward his church. 10 In his just wrath he remembereth his free mercy,
15 The church in their prayer, 17 and complaint, profess their faith.

1 Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed gar* Heb. decked. ments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel,

travelling in the greatness of his strength ? I that speak in
righteousness, mighty to save.

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2 Wherefore "art thou red in thine apparel, and thy gar- A.C. 710 ments like him that treadeth in the winefat?

3 I have trodden the winepress alone ; and of the people b Rev. xix. 1$. there was none with me : for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.

4 For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the c ch. xxxiv. 8. year of my redeemed is come.

5. And I looked, and there was none to help; and I won- d ch. lix, 26. dered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me.

6 And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth.

7 Š I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the LORD,
and the praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD
hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the
house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according
to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his loving-

8 For he said, Surely they are my people, children that
will not lie: so he was their Saviour.

9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of

presence saved them: ein his love and in his pity he re-e Deut. vii. 7,
deemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the
days of old.

10 g But they frebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit : fEx. xv.4. therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought Ps. Ixxviii. 56. against them.

11 Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his
people, saying, Where is he that & brought them up out of 8 Ex. xiv. 30.
the sea with the * shepherd of his flock? where is he that 01, shep-
put his holy Spirit within him?

12 That led them by the right hand of Moses with his
glorious arm, "dividing the water before thein, to make him- h Ex. xiv. 21.
self an everlasting name?

13 That led them through the deep, as an horse in the
wilderness, that they should not stumble?

14 As a beast goeth down into the valley, the Spirit of
the Lord caused him to rest : so didst thou lead thy peo-
, to make thyself a glorious name.

15 Gi Look down from heaven, and behold from the ha- ! Deut. xxvi.
bitation of thy holiness and of thy glory, where is thy zeal
and thy strength, 4 the sounding of thy bowels and of thy 07, the mus
mercies toward me? are they restrained?


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16 Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be

ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O
Or, our te LORD, art our father, our redeemer ; thy name is from
deemer from everlasting.
everlasting is
thy name. 17 TO LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy

ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear? Return for thy
servants' sake, the tribes of thine inheritance.

18 The people of thy holiness have possessed it but a lit-
tle while : our adversaries have trodden down thy sanc-
. 19, We

are thine; thou never barest rule over them';
+Or, thy name
was not called + they were not called by thy name.
upon them

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1 The church prayeth for the illustration of God's power. 5 Celebrating God's
mercy, it maketh confession of their natural corruptions. 9 It complaineth of
their affliction.

1 Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou
wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down

at thy presence,
Heb. the fire 2 As when I the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the
of meltings.

waters to boil, to inake thy name known to thine adversa-
ries, that the nations may tremble at thy presence!

3 When thou didst terrible things which we looked not
for, thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy

presence. k Ps. xxxi. 19.

4 For since the beginning of the world k men have not I Cor. ii. 9. Or, scen a

heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye & seen, God beside thee, which

O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that doeth so for him, &c.

waiteth for him.

5 Tbou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned : in those is continuance, and we shall be saved.

6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righte1 Ps. XC. 5, 6. ousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do 'fade as a

and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

7 And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that

stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid | Heb, melted. thy face from us, and hast || consumed us, * because of our hand: as Job iniquities.

8 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.

9 T Be not m wroth very sore, O LORD, neither remember


viii. 4.

m Ps. lxxix. 8.

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iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all A.C. 710 thy people.

10 Thy holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.

11 Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised thee, is burned up with fire: and all our pleasant things are laid waste.

12 Wilt thou refrain thyself for these things, O LORD? wilt thou hold thy peace, and afflict us very sore?

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1 The calling of the Gentiles. 2 The Jews, for their incredulity, idolatry, and
kypocrisy, are rejected. 8 A remnant shall be saved. 11 Judgments on the
wicked, and blessings on the godly. 17 The blessed state of the new Jeru-

1 I am sought of them that asked not for me; I am n Rom. ix. 24, found of them that sought me not : I said, Behold me, be- Eph. ii. 12, 13. hold me, unto a nation that was not called by my name.

2 I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts;

3 A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense * upon Heb. upon altars of brick; 4 Which remain among

the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine's flesh, and + broth of abominable + Or, pieces. things is in their vessels ; 5 Which

say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my I nose, a Or, anger. fire that burneth all the day.

6 Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but wil recompense, even recompense into their bosom,

7 Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, saith the LORD, which have burned incense upon the mountains, and blasphemed me upon the hills : therefore will I measure their former work into their bosom.

8 g Thus saith the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my servants' sakes, that I may not destroy them all.

9 And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains : and mine elect shall inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there.

10 And Sharon shall be a fold of Aocks, and the valley of Achor a place for the herds to lie down in, for my people that

have sought me.

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* Or, Gad. + Or, Meni.

Jer, vii. 13.

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11 But ye are they that forsake the Lord, that forget my holy mountain, that prepare a table for that * troop, and that furnish the drink offering unto that + number.

12 Therefore will I number you to the sword, and ye O Prox, 1:24, shall all bow down to the slaughter: "because when I

called, ye did not answer; when I spake, ye did not hear;
but did evil before mine eyes, and did choose that wherein
I delighted not.

13 "Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, my ser-
vants shall eat, but ye shall be hungry: behold, my servants
shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty: behold, my servants
shall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed :

14 Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but 1 Heb. break- ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for I vexa

tion of spirit.

15 And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen : for the Lord God shall slay thee, and call his servants by another name:

16 That he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes.

17 f For, behold, I create new heavens and a new Ker: xxi. l. earth : and the former shall not be remembered, nor s come upon the heart. into mind.

18 But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.

19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people : g Rev. xxi. 4. and the ? voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her,

nor the

voice of crying.
20 There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor
an old man that hath not filled his days : for the child shall
die an hundred years old ; but the sinner being an hundred
years old shall be accursed.

21 And they shall build houses, and inhabit them; and
they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.

22 They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall

not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the || Heb. shall days of my people, and mine elect || shall long enjoy the continue long, work of their hands.

23 They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for
trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD,
and their offspring with them.
24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call

, I
will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.

peh. Ixvi. 22. 2 Pet. iii. 13.

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