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ISAIAH, XIV.

B. C. 712.

Promises to Israel.

shall be as B when Goda overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.

20 It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shep- Yor, did not his own house: herds make their fold there:

let his pri

soners loose
homewards.

Je. 50.3,39.
51. 29, 62.
Re. 18.2,&c.
& Ziim.

21 But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures: and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there.

22 And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their " desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged. CHAPTER XIV.

FOR the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land: and the strangers shall be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob.

8 the overthrowing of. a Ge. 19. 24.

11 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.

12 How art thou fallen from heaven, OB Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

Ochim. or, ostriches. Heb.daughters of the

2 And the people shall take them, and bring them to their place; and the house of Israel shall possess them in the land of the LORD for servants and handmaids and they shall take them captives, whose captives they were; and they shall rule over their oppressors.

3 And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall give thee resti from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve,

4 That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the "golden city ceased!

5 The LORD hath broken the staff of them wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers.

6 He who smote" the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth.

7 The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break forth into singing.

8 Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us.

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9 Hells from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.

10 All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us?

13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds: I will be like the Most High.

15 Yeta thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;

owl.

Iim.

or, palaces. De.32.35,36. d Job 18. 16.

Ps. 37. 28.

e Ex. 20. 5.

Ps. 102. 13.
Zec. 1. 17.

2. 12. h ch.18.7.

60. 4, &c.

66. 20.

λ that had

taken them captives. i Eze. 28. 24. Hab. 2. 6. μ or, taunting speech. chap.10.27. vor, exactress of gold. Re. 18. 16. chap. 33. 1.

n

o2 Ch.20.6. Job 23. 13.

Pr. 21. 30.

Da. 4. 35.

π a stroke without removing. p2 Ki. 16.20. Eze. 31. 16. r2 Ch. 26. 6.

grave.

Eze. 32. 21. t2 Ki. 18. 8. T leaders, or, great goats. por, he shall

not.

xor, assem

blies.

u Ps. 87.1..6. Zep. 3. 12. betake

themselves unto it. Bor, daystar. Je. 48.1,&c. Eze.25.8..11. Am. 2.1..3. Iyor, cut off.

* Da. 8. 10.

por, adder.

σ or, the

The doom of Babylon.

17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that Y opened not the house of his prisoners ? 18 All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in

y Ps. 48. 2.

* 2 Th. 2. 4.

a Mat. 11.23.

& descending
into weep-
ing, or,

coming
down with
weeping.

19 But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.

20 Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: thed seed of evildoers shall never be renowned.

21 Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities.

22 For I will rise up against them, saith the LORD of hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew, saith the LORD.

23 I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water; and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts.

24 The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:

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29 Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent's root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruitt shall be a fiery flying serpent.

30 And the firstborn of the poor shall feed, and the needy shall lie down in safety: and I will kill thy root with famine, and he shall slay thy remnant.

31 Howl, O gate; cry, O city: thou, whole Palestina, art dissolved: for there shall come from the north a smoke, and none shall be alone in his x appointed times.

32 What shall one then answer the That" the messengers of the nation? LORD hath founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it. CHAPTER XV. THE W w burden of Moab. Because in the night Ar of Moab is laid waste, and Y brought to silence; because in the night Kir of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence:

2 He is gone up to Bajith, and to Dibon, the high places, to weep: Moab shall howl over Nebo, and over Medeba: on all their heads shall be baldness, and every beard cut off.

3 In their streets they shall gird themselves with sackcloth: on the tops of their houses, and in their streets, every one shall howl, & weeping abundantly.

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4 And Heshbon shall cry, and Élealeh:

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5 My heart shall cry out for Moab; his fugitives shall flee unto Zoar, an heifer of three years old: for by the mounting up of Luhith with weeping shall they go it up; for in the way of Horonaim they shall raise up a cry of destruction.

6 For the waters of Nimrim shall be desolate for the hay is withered away, the grass faileth, there is no green thing.

7 Therefore the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have laid shall they carry away to the brook the willows.

8 For the cry is gone round about the borders of Moab; the howling thereof unto Eglaim, and the howling thereof unto Beer-elim.

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a chap.21.16. b chap. 16.11. Bor, to the

borders

thereof,

3 Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth.

4 Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab: be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler: for the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the "oppressors are consumed out of the land.

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5 And in mercy shall the throne be established; and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David," judging and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness.

6 We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be so.

7 Therefore shall Moab howl for Moab; every one shall howl: for the foundations of Kir-hareseth shall ye mourn; surely they are stricken.

8 For the fields of Heshbon languish, and the vine of Sibmah: the lords of the heathen have broken down the principal plants thereof, they are come even unto Jazer, they wandered through the wilderness; her branches are stretched out, they are gone over the sea.

9 Therefore I will bewail with the weeping of Jazer the vine of Sibmah: I will water thee with my tears, O Heshbon, and Elealeh; for y the shouting for thy summer fruits, and for thy harvest is fallen.

10 And gladness is taken away, and joy out of the plentiful field; and in the vineyards there shall be no singing, neither shall there be shouting: the treaders shall tread out no wine in their presses; I have made their vintage shouting to cease.

11 Wherefore my bowels" shall sound like an harp for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kir-haresh.

12 And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is weary on the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray; but he shall not prevail.

even as an

heifer.

CHAPTER XVII.

yor, not
many.

THE e burden of Damascus. Behold,
Damascus is taken away from being a
Je.49.23, &c city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.

Am. 1. 3..5. Zec. 9. 1, fulfilled.

2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken; they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and nonee shall make them afraid.

& breaking.
d.2 Ki. 16. 9.

3 The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damasdesolations.cus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall Je. 7. 33. be as the glory of the children of Israel, nor, valley saith the LORD of hosts. of the Arabians.

4 And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax

O additions.

9 For the waters of Dimon shall be full
of blood: for I will bring more upon
Dimon, lions upon him that escapeth of chap. 10.16. lean.
Moab, and upon the remnant of the land.

g 2 Ki. 17. 25.
h Je. 51. 33.

CHAPTER XVI.

i 2 Ki. 3. 4.

SEND
ye the lambi to the ruler the
land from Sela to the wilderness, unto
the mount of the daughter of Zion.

2 For it shall be, that as a wandering bird A cast out of the nest, so the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon.

Ka rock, or,

Petra.

or, a nest forsaken. Nu. 21. 13. μ bring.

7 Mi. 7. 7.
v wringer.

π treaders
down.

Por, sun
images.
σor, pre-
pared.
m Da.7.14,27.
Mi. 4. 7.
Lu. 1.32,33.
n Ps. 72. 2.

0

Zep. 2. 10.

P Je. 17. 13.

2 Ki. 3. 25.
Tor, mutter.
Je. 5. 31.
for, remov-
ed in the

day of in-
heritance,
and there
shall be
deadly

sorrow.

xor, noise.
or, pluck-

ed up.

Doom of Syria and Israel.

13 This is the word that the LORD hath spoken concerning Moab since that time.

14 But now the LORD hath spoken, saying, Within three years, as the years of an hireling, and the glory of Moab shall be contemned, with all that great multitude; and the remnant shall be very small and y feeble.

Bor, many.
Je.48.32,&c.
Ps. 9. 5.
yor, the
alarm is
fallen

upon.
&or, thistle-
down.
u chap. 24. 8.
v Je. 2. 3.

Eze.30.4..9.

chap. 63.15. ch. 20. 3..5. Zep. 2. 12. y chap. 26.18.

3. 10. * Pr. 1. 28.

or, outspread and polished.

5 And it shall be as when the harvestman gathereth the corn, and reapeth the ears with his arm; and it shall be as he that gathereth ears in the valley of Rephaim.

6 Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking of an olive tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outmost fruitful branches thereof, saith the LORD God of Israel.

7 At that day shall a man look' to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel.

8 And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his hands, neither shall respect that which his fingers have made, either the groves or the P images.

9 In that day shall his strong cities be as a forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch, which they left, because of the children of Israel: and there shall be desolation.

10 Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the Rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips:

11 In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish; but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.

12 Woe to the x multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing like the rushing of 6 mighty waters!

13 The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: butt God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.

14 And, behold, at eveningtide trouble;
and before the morning he is not. This
is the portion of them that spoil us, and
the lot of them that rob us.
CHAPTER XVIII.

WOE to the land shadowing with wings,
which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia:
2 That sendeth ambassadors by the sea,
even in vessels of bulrushes upon the
waters, saying, Go, ye swift messengers,
to a nation scattered and peeled, to a peo-
ple terrible from their beginning hitherto;

The doom of Egypt.

a nation meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers y have spoiled!

3 All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers on the earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains; and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye.

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4 For so the LORD said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.

ISAIAH, XIX.

B. C. 714.

5 For afore the harvest, when the bud is perfect, and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall both cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away and cut down the branches.

6 They shall be left together unto the fowls of the mountains, and to the beasts of the earth: and the fowls shall summer upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them.

7 In that time shall the present be brought unto the LORD of hosts of a people scattered and peeled, and from a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled, to the place of the name of the LORD of hosts, the mount Zion.

CHAPTER XIX. THE burden of Egypt. Behold, the LORD rideth' upon a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt; and the idolsm of Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it.

2 And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians and they shall fight every one against his brother, and every one against his neighbour; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom.

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3 And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof; and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards.

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Promises to Egypt.

13 The princes of Zoan are become fools, the princes of Noph are deceived; they have also seduced Egypt, even they that are the stay of the tribes thereof. δ

14 The LORD hath mingled a perverse spirit in the midst thereof: and they have caused Egypt to err in every work thereof, as a drunken man staggereth in his vomit. 15 Neither shall there be any work for Egypt, which the head or tail, branch or rush, may do.

16 In that day shall Egypt be like unto women; and it shall be afraid and fear, because of the shaking of the hand of the LORD of hosts, which he shaketh over it.

y captivity
of Egypt.
I Co. 1. 20.
nakedness.
zch. 44. 7,8.

17 And the land of Judah shall be a terror unto Egypt: every one that maketh mention thereof shall be afraid in himself, because of the counsel of the LORD of hosts, which he hath determined against it.

18 In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language of Canaan, and swear to the LORD of hosts: one shall be called, The city of μ destruction.

19 In that day shall there be an altar to the LORD in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the LORD.

20 And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the LORD because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them.

21 And the LORD shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the LORD in that day, and shall do sacrifice and oblation; yea, they shall vow a vow unto the LORD, and perform it.

22 And the LORD shall smite Egypt; he shall smite and heal it: and they shall return even to the LORD, and he shall be entreated of them, and shall heal them.

23 In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria; and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria; and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians.

24 In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land;

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The watchman interrogated.

6 And the inhabitant of this ẞisle shall say in that day, Behold, such is our expectation, whither we flee for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria: and how shall we escape?

CHAPTER XXI. THE burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the south pass through; so it cometh from the desert, from a terrible land.

2 A grievous vision is declared unto me; the treacherous dealere dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoileth. Go up, O Elam: besiege, O Media: all the sighing thereof have I made to cease.

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3 Therefore are my loins filled with pain; pangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travaileth: I was bowed down at the hearing of it; h chap. 15. 5. and the horsemen shall set themselves in I was dismayed at the seeing of it.

η

made naked.

7 And it shall come to pass, that thy choicest valleys shall be full of chariots,

array at the gate.

4 My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me.

8 And he discovered the covering of Judah, and thou didst look in that day to the armour of the house of the forest.

5 Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise, ye princes, and anoint the shield.

ISAIAH, XXII.

B. C. 714.

8 And he cried, "A lion: My lord, I stand continually upon the watchtower inm the daytime, and I am set in my ward whole nights;

9 And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen, and he answered and said, Babylon? is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.

10 O my threshing, and the corn of my floor: that which I have heard of the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, have I declared unto you.

11 The burden of Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?

12 The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the night: if ye will inquire, inquire ye: return, come.

13 The burden upon Arabia. In the forest in Arabia shall ye lodge, O ye travelling companies of Dedanim.

14 The inhabitants of the land of Tema x brought water to him that was thirsty, they prevented with their bread him that fled.

15 For they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of

a 2Ki.25.5,11.
ẞ or, country,
Je. 47. 4.

y of the bow.
b Job 6. 20.
& be bitter
in weeping.
c Je. 4. 19.
9.1.

war.

16 For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Within a year, according to the years of an hireling," and all the glory of Kedar shall fail:

17 And the residue of the number of Yarchers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, shall be diminished: for the LORD God of Israel hath spoken it. CHAPTER XXII. THE burden of the valley of vision. What aileth thee now, that thou art wholly gone up to the housetops ?*

2 Thou that art full of stirs, a tumultuous city, a joyous city: thy slain men are not slain with the sword, nor dead in battle.

La. 1. 2.
Zec. 9. 14.
hard.
chap. 33. 1.

Je. 49. 35.

chap. 13.17.

Je. 49. 34.

O the choice
of thy.
or, toward.
A or, My

mind wan-
dered.

i Da.5.5, &c.
1 Ki. 7. 2.
10. 17.

6 For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth.

μ put.

7 And he saw a chariot with a couple 12 Ch. 32. 4. broken down to fortify the wall.
of horsemen, a chariot of asses, and a
chariot of camels; and he hearkened
diligently with much heed:

vor, as a lion.
m Hab. 2. 1.
n Joel 1. 13.

π or, every
night.

• Job 1. 20.
Mi. 1. 16.

P Je.51.8,&c.

Re. 14. 8.

chap. 56.12.

r Je. 50. 2. p son.

Eze.3.17..19
Ac. 20. 26, 27.
t1Ch. 1. 30.
Je.49.7,&c.
Eze.35.2,&c.
Ob. 1, &c.
2 Ki. 18. 37.
σor, O he.

Tor, who
covered
thee with
an excel-
lent cover-
ing, and
clothed
thee gor-
geously,
shall sure-
ly, ver. 18.
the capti-
vity of a

man.

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The downfall of Shebna.

3 All thy rulers are fled together, they are bound by the archers: all that are found in thee are bound together, which have fled from far.

4 Therefore said I, Look away from

me; I will 8 weep bitterly, labour not to comfort me; because of the spoiling of the daughter of my people.

5 For it is a day of trouble, and of treading down, and of perplexity by the Lord GOD of hosts in the valley of vision, breaking down the walls, and of cryin to the mountains.

a

chap. 9. 6.
b chap. 32.13.
eJob 12. 14.
Re. 3. 7.
d Ezr. 9. 8.

6 And Elam bare the quiver with chariots of men and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield.

9 Ye' have seen also the breaches of the city of David, that they are many and ye gathered together the waters of the lower pool:

10 And ye have numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses have ye

11 Ye made also a ditch between the two walls for the water of the old pool: but ye have not looked unto the maker thereof, neither had respect unto him that fashioned it long ago.

12 And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call" to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with

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17 Behold, the LORD will carry thee away with a mighty captivity, and will surely cover thee.

18 He will surely violently turn and toss thee like a ball into a large country: there shalt thou die, and there the chariots of thy glory shall be the shame of thy lord's house.

19 And I will drive thee from thy station, and from thy state shall he pull thee down. 20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will call my servanty Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah:

21 And I will clothe him with thy robe, and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy government into his hand; and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah.

22 And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder;" so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.

23 And I will fasten him as a naild in a

ISAIAH, XXIII.

Tyre's overthrow and restoration.

sure place; and he shall be for a glorious B. C. 712. throne to his father's house.

24 And they shall hang upon him all Bold. the glory of his father's house, the off-yor, instruspring and the issue, all vessels of small ments of viols. quantity, from the vessels of cups, even to all the y vessels of flagons.

25 In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall the nail that is fastened in the sure place be removed, and be cut down, and fall; and the burden that was upon it shall be cut off: for the LORD hath spoken it. CHAPTER XXIII. THE burden of Tyre. Howl, ye ships of Tarshish; for it is laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in: from the land of Chittimd it is revealed to them.

2 Be still, ye inhabitants of the isle; thou whom the merchants of Zidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished.

3 And by great waters the seed of Sihor, the harvest of the river, is her revenue; and she is a mart of nations.

4 Be thou ashamed, O Zidon; for the sea hath spoken, even the strength of the sea, saying, I travail not, nor bring forth children, neither do I nourish up young men, nor bring up virgins.

5 As at the reports concerning Egypt, so shall they be sorely pained at the report of Tyre.

6 Pass ye over to Tarshish; howl, ye inhabitants of the isle.

& perverteth the face thereof. a Ho. 4. 9. (or, prince, Ge. 41. 45. 6 Ep. 6. 8, 9. Je. 25. 22.

47.4. Eze. 26. 28. Am. 1.9,10. Zec. 9.2..4. a verse 12. Je. 2. 10.

18 And her merchandise and her hire shall be holinessd to the LORD: it shall not be treasured nor laid up; for her

n silent. O height of the.

e Ge. 3. 17.

Nu. 35. 33. Mal. 4. 6. ch. 19. 16. ich. 16. 8, 9. 12 Pe. 3. 10.

Joel 1.10,12.

k Je. 7. 34. Ho. 2. 11.

Re. 18. 22.

Is this your joyous city, whose antiquity is of ancient days? her own feet shall carry her afar off to sojourn.

8 Who hath taken this counsel against pollute. 11Co.1.28, 29 Tyre, the crowning city, whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers arem La. 1. 1. the honourable of the earth?

from afar off.

μ girdle.

n La. 2. 9.

vor, concerning a merchantman. π Canaan. • ch. 6. 13. 17. 5, 6. Mi. 2. 12.

p strengths.

9 The LORD of hosts hath purposed it, to Astain the pride of all glory, and to bring into contempt all the honourable of the earth.

10 Pass through thy land as a river, O daughter of Tarshish: there is no more "strength.

11 He stretched out his hand over the sea; he shook the kingdoms: the LORD hath given a commandment against the merchant city, to destroy the P strong holds thereof.

p Re. 18. 22.

12 And he said, Thou shalt no? more
rejoice, O thou oppressed virgin, daugh-
ter of Zidon; arise, pass over to Chit-1
tim; there also shalt thou have no rest.

a Zep.2.14,15
verse 1.
Pe. 3. 15.
oor, valleys.
Zep. 2. 11.

t

u Ps. 72. 9.

13 Behold the land of the Chaldeans: this people was not till the Assyrian founded it for them" that dwell in the wilderness: they set up the towers thereof, they raised up the palaces thereof; and he brought it to ruin.

Twing. leanness

14 Howl, ye ships of Tarshish: for your strength is laid waste.

15 And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king: after the end of seventy years x shall Tyre sing as an harlot.

to me, or, my secret to me. v ch. 48. 8. Je. 5. 11. w Je. 48. 43,

44.

16 Take an harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been forgotten: make sweet melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest be remembered.

X it shall be
unto Tyre
as the song
of.
* Ge. 7. 11.

17 And it shall come to pass, after they Ps. 18. 7. end of seventy years, that the LORD will Je. 4. 23. visit Tyre, and she shall turn to her hire, a Re. 17. 2. anda shall commit fornication with all b ch. 19. 14. the kingdoms of the world upon the face Re. 21. 1. of the earth. d Zec. 14. 20, 21. e Zec. 5. 5..8.

General desolation announced.

merchandise shall be for them that dwell before the LORD, to eat sufficiently, and for 8 durable clothing. CHAPTER XXIV.

BEHOLD, the LORD maketh the earth empty; and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.

2 And it shall be, as with the people, so with the Spriest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him. 3 The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the LORD hath spoken this word.

4 The earth mourneth, and fadeth away; the world languisheth, and fadeth away; the @haughty people of the earth do languish.

5 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof, because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.

6 Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.

7 The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the merryhearted do sigh.

8 The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice endeth, the joy of the harp ceaseth.

9 They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.

10 The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in.

11 There is a crying for wine in the streets; all is darkened, the mirth of the land is gone.

12 Inm the city is left desolation, and the gate" is smitten with destruction.

13 When thus it shall be in the midst of the land among the people, there shall be as the shaking of an olive tree, and as the gleaning grapes when the vintage is done.

14 They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing for the majesty of the LORD, they shall cry aloud from the sea.

15 Wherefore glorify ye the LORD in the fires, even the name of the LORD God of Israel in the isles of the sea.

16 From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs, even glory to the righteous. But I said, My leanness, my leanness, woe unto me! the treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.

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17 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth.

18 And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake.

19 The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly.

20 The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.

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