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25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the A.C. 710 lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my s ch. xi. 6,7 holy mountain, saith the LORD.
vii. 49. & xvii, 24.
1 Thus saith the LORD, 'The heaven is my throne, and 1 Kings vili. the earth is my footstool : where is the house that ye build vi: 18. Acts unto me? and where is the place of my rest?
2 For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD : but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.
3 He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a * lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that * Or, kid. offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine's blood; he that + burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have + Heb. maketh chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their a memorial of. abominations.
4 I also will choose their & delusions, and will bring their : Or, devices. fears
upon u because when I called, none did answer; u Prov. 1, 24. when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before Jer. vii. 18. mine eyes,
and chose that in which I delighted not.
appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.
7 Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain
8 Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things ? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once ? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.
9 Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring Or, beget, forth ? saith the Lord: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith thy God.
10 Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that love her: rejoice for joy with her, all ye that mourn for her:
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11 That ye may suck, and be satisfied with the bicasts
of her consolations; that ye may milk out, and be delighted * Or, bright. with the * abundance of her glory.
12 For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will extend peace
to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowvch. xlix. 22. ing siream: then shall ye suck, ye shall be s borne upon
her sides, and be dandled upon her knees.
13 As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
14 And when ye see this, your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like an herb: and the hand of the Lord shall be known toward his servants, and his indignation toward his enemies.
15 For, beho!d, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire.
16 For by fire and by his sword will the Lord plead with all flesh; and the slain of the LORD shall be many.
17 They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves + 01, one af. in the gardens + behind one tree in the midst, eating swine's
flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be con-
18 For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall
19 And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.
20 And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering
unto the Lord out of all nations upon horses, and in cha1 Or, coaches. riots, and in I litters, and upon mules, and upon swift
beasts, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, saith the LORD, as
21 And I will also take of thein for a priests and for Le-
22 For as a the new heavens and the new earth, which I 2 Pet, iii13. will make, shall remain before me, saith the Lord, so shall
your seed and your name remain.
23 And it shall come to pass, ihat S from one new moon his new moon, to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh
como to worship before me, saith the LORD.
24 And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases
z Ex. xix. 6. ch, xi. 6. 1 Pet. ii, 9. Hev. i. 6. a ch. lxv. 17.
Rev. xxi. I.
( Heb. from Nkw moon to
and from sata bath to his sabbath,
of the men that have transgressed against me: for their A.C. 710
b Mark ix. 44.
* Heb. instru.
The Death of Hezekiah.
28 Storehouses also for the increase of corn, and wine, sire.
29 Moreover he provided him cities, and possessions of
31 g Howbeit in the business of the + ambassadors of the + Heb. inter.
32 Now the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and his
33 And Hezekiah slept with his fathers, and they buried
2 CHRONICLES XXIX. Ver. 1, 2.
3 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all
1 Seungckerib invadeth Judah. 4 Rabshakeh, sent by Sennacherib, by blasphe
mous persuasions soliciteth the people to revolt, 22 His words are told to
I Now e it came to pass in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah, that Sen
e 2 Kings
nacherib king of Assyria came up against all the defenced cities of Judah, and
2 And the king of Assyria sent Rabshakeh from Lachish to Jerusalem unto
3 Then came forth unto him Eliakim, Hilkiah's son, which was over the Or, secre.
house, and Shebna the *scribe, and Joah, Asaph's son, the recorder. tary,
4 And Rabshakeh said unto them, Say ye now to Hezekiah, Thus saith the great king, the king of Assyria, What confidence is this wherein thou
trustest? + Heb. a word 5 I say, sayest thou, (but they are but t vain words) 11 have counsel and of lips. Or, But strength for war; now on whom dost thou trust, that thou rebellest against me!
6 Lo, thou trustest in the staff of this broken reed, on Egypt; whereon if a strength are for the war. man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it: so is Pharaoh king of Egypt fEzek. xxix. 6,7,
to all that trust in him.
7 But if thou say to me, We trust in the LORD our God: is it not he, whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah hath taken away, and said to Judah and
to Jerusalem, Ye shall worship before this altar? Or, hostages. 8 Now therefore give $ pledges, I pray thee, to my master the king of Assyria,
and I will give thee two thousand horses, if thou be able on thy part to set riders
9 How then wilt thou turn away the face of one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put thy trust on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen ?
10 And am I now come up without the LORD against this land to destroy it? the LORD said unto me, Go up against this land, and destroy it.
11 | Then said Eliakim and Shebna and Joah unto Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray thee, unto thy servants in the Syrian language ; for we understand it: and speak not to us in the Jews' language, in the ears of the people that are on the wall.
12 g But Rabshakeh said, Hath my master sent me to thy master and to thee to speak these words ? hath he not sent me to the men that sit upon the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own piss with you?
13 Then Rabshakeh stood, and cried with a loud voice in the Jews' language, and said, Hear ye the words of the great king, the king of Assyria.
14 Thus saith the king, Let not Hezekiah deceive you: for he shall not be able to deliver you.
15 Neither let Hezekiah make you trust in the LORD, saying, The LORD will surely deliver us: this city shall not be delivered into the hand of the king
of Assyria. || Or, Seek my 16 Hearken not to Hezekiah: for thus saith the king of Assyria, IMake favour by a present.
an agreement with me by a present, and come out to me: and eat ye every one * Heb. Make of his vine, and every one of his fig tree, and drink ye every one the waters of blessing. his own cistern;
17 Until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of corn and wine, a land of bread and vineyards.
18 Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying, The LORD will deliver us, Hath any of the gods of the nations delivered his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria
19 Where are the gods of Hamath and Arphad? where are the gods of $cpharvaim? and have they delivered Samaria out of my hand ?
with me a
20 Who are they among all the gods of these lands, that have delivered their land out of my hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem out of my hand ?
21 But they held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the king's commandment was, saying, Answer him not.
22 ( Then came Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah, that was over the houshold, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, the son of Asaph, the recorder, to Hezekiah with their clothes rent, and told him the words of Rabshakeh.
1 Hezekiah mourning sendeth to Isaiah to pray for them. 6 Isaiah conforteth
2 And he sent Eliakim, who was over the houshold, and Shebna the scribe,
3 And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble,
4 It may be the LORD thy God will hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom
+ Heb. found. 5 So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.
6 And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say unto your master, Thns saith the Lord, Be not afraid of the words that thou bast heard, wherewith the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me. 7 Behold, I will I send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour, and 1 Or, put a
spirit into him. return to his own land ; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.
8 9 So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah : for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.
9 And he heard say concerning Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, He is come forth to make war with thee. And when he heard it, he sent messengers to Heze
10 Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy
11 Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands
12 Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have de-
13 Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arphad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah?