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The blessings of the Gospel.

21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.

22 And they shall be gathered together Yas prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited.

23 Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients, gloriously. CHAPTER XXV.

O LORD, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name: for thou hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithfulnessm and truth.


B.C. 712.

B visit upon. a Mal. 4. 3.

Ps. 76. 12. Ep. 2. 10. d Ps. 37. 23.


y with the gathering of prison


&or, dun

geon. e ch. 64. 4, 5. Sor, found wanting. Eze. 32. 7. Ps. 63.1..6.

2 For thou hast made of a city an hcap; of a defenced city a ruin :o a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.

there nor, shall be glory before his ancients.

h Ca. 3. 1.

3 Therefore shall the strong people glorify thee, the city of the terrible nations shall fear thee.

i Ps. 58. 11. j Ps. 46. 10.

4 For thou hast been a strength to the Ec. 8. 11. poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.

Re. 2. 21.
Ec. 3. 16.

m Nu. 23. 19.

5 Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat in a dry place; even the heat with the shadow of a cloud: the branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low.

6 And in this mountain" shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.

7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vaila that is spread over all nations.

n ch. 2. 10.

Je. 51. 37.

P Je. 5. 3.

Re. 1. 7. or, toward thy.

Re. 11. 13. tverse 3. Da.3.22,25.

K or, for. u 2 Ch.28.5,6. Ro.6.16..18. Ps.71.15,16. ch. 2. 2, 3. * Mat. 22. 2,

&c. swallow up. covered.

v secret a2Co.3.16,18. speech. Ho. 13. 14. 1 Co. 15. 54. Re. 21. 4. d Mal.3.17,18. Tit. 2. 13. ƒ Da. 12. 2. threshed. por, threshed in Madmenah.

y Ca. 5. 1.

8 He will 'swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take awayd from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.

9 And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD: we have waited for him, we will be glade and rejoice in his salvation.

10 For in this mountain shall the hand of the LORD rest, and Moab shall be π trodden down under him, even as straw is P trodden down for the dunghill.

11 And he shall spread forth his hands in the midst of them, as he that swimmeth spreadeth forth his hands to swim: and he shall bring down their pride together with the spoils of their hands.

12 And the fortress of the high fort of thy walls shall he bring down, lay low, and bring to the ground, even to the dust. CHAPTER XXVI.

IN that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah: We have a strongh city; salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks.

2 Open' ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.

3 Thou wilt keep him in x perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee,

4 Trust? ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:

* Ho. 5. 15.

Jude 14, 15. bloods.

h Ps. 31. 21. i ch. 60. 18.

Ps. 74. 14.

1 Ps. 118. 19.


X peace,

The sure refuge.

5 For he bringeth down them that dwell on high; the lofty city, he layeth it low; he layeth it low, even to the ground; he bringeth it even to the dust.

6 The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy. 7 The way of the just is uprightness:d thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just.

8 Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD, have we waited for thee; the desires of our soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee.

peace. m Phi. 4. 7. or, thought, or, imagination. n Lu.20.9, &c. • Ps. 121.4, 5.

p Ps. 62. 8.

g Ps. 125. 1.

B the rock of ages.

9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when' thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

10 Let favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: in' the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty" of the LORD. 11 LORD, when thy hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people; yea, the fires of thine enemies shall devour them.

12 LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all our works in us.

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21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of Tor, crossing the earth for their iniquity: the earth

like a bar.

also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.

19 Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, yes that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.

20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.


IN that day the LORD, with his sore, and great, and strong sword, shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.

2 In that day sing ye unto her, A vineyard" of red wine.

3 I the LORD do keep it: I will water it every moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day.

4 Fury is not in me: who would set the

Correction and compassion.

briers and thorns against me in battle? I would go through them, I would burn them together.

5 Or let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; and he shall make peace with me.


6 He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit.

7 Hath he smitten him, as he smote those that smote him? or is he slain according to the slaughter of them that are slain by him?

8 In measure, when it shooteth forth, thou wilt debate with it: he stayeth his rough wind in the day of the east wind.

9 By this, therefore, shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his sin; when he maketh all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in sunder, the groves and Mimages shall not stand up.

10 Yet the defenced city shall be deso-or, late, and the habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume the branches thereof.

13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the LORD in the holy

mount at Jerusalem.


WOE to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of them that are P overcome with wine!

11 When the boughs thereof are wither-i ed, they shall be broken off: the women come and set them on fire; for it is a people of no understanding: therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will shew them no favour.

12 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall beat off from the channel of the river unto the stream of Egypt, and ye shall be gathered one by one, O ye children of Israel.

2 Behold, the Lord hath a mighty and strong one, which, as a tempest of hail, and a destroying storm, as a flood of mighty waters overflowing, shall cast down to the earth with the hand.

3 The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden under feet:

B.C. 712.

Bor, march
ach. 45. 24.

b Jc. 6. 10.
c Job 22. 21.

4 And the glorious beauty which is on the head of the fat valley shall be a fading flower, and as the hasty fruit before the summer; which, when he that looketh upon it seeth, while it is yet in his hand he Teateth it up.

5 In that day shall the LORD of hosts be for a crown of glory, and for a diadem of beauty, unto the residue of his people,

6 And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate.

7 But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way: the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.

Y the hear-
a P.92.13..15
Ho. 14. 5, 6.
8 or, hath

e Ro. 11. 12.

to the
stroke of.
n stammer-
ings of.
or, he hath
Kor, thou
sendest it

when he
removeth it.

fch. 57. 16.
g Ho. 6. 5.
8. 12.
k He. 12. 6.

Mat. 13. 14.
μor, sun
Ec. 8. 8.

1 De. 32. 28.
Ho. 4. 6.

m Ps. 118. 22.
Mat. 21. 42.

Ac. 4. 11.
Ro. 9. 33.
Ep. 2. 20.
"Ro. 10. 11.
Jno. 6. 37.
Mat. 24.31.
1 Th. 4. 16.
Re. 11. 15.

va treading

down to it.

Mal. 4. 3.

π or, when
he shall

17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet; and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.

18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down? by it.

r Eze. 13. 11.)

19 From the time that it goeth forth it Ishall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.

2 Sa. 5. 20. Jos.10.10&c 1 Ch. 14. 16. σ with.

20 For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it; and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.

u La. 3. 33.

21 For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth ast in Ps.73.19,20. the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his

10 Da. 9. 27.

T swallow-

work, his strange" work; and bring to
pass his act, his strange act.

Ho. 4. 11. for, the

make you

to under

wheat in
the princi-
pal place,
and the bar-
ley in the

y ch.56.10..12
x or, spelt.
Bor, And he

Degeneracy of Judah.

8 For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean.

9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand Y doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.

10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little.


11 For with stammering lips, and another tongue, will he speak to this people. 12 To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.

bindeth it
in such
sort as his
God doth
teach him.

13 But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.

14 Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem:

15 Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves.

16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: her that believ

eth shall not make haste.

22 Now, therefore, be ye not mockers, lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts a consumption," even determined upon the whole earth.

23 Give ye ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech.

24 Doth the plowman plow all day to sow? doth he open and break the clods of his ground?

25 When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast in the principal wheat, and the appointed barley, and the x rye, in their place? 26 For his God doth instruct him to discretion, and doth teach him. 27 For the fitches are not threshed with

Accusations against Judah.

a threshing instrument, neither is a cart wheel turned about upon the cummin; but the fitches are beaten out with a staff, and the cummin with a rod.

28 Bread corn is bruised; because he will not ever be threshing it, nor break it with the wheel of his cart, nor bruise it with his horsemen.


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a chap. 30. 1.
Ps. 139. 7,

b Ps. 94. 7.

16 Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay for shall the work say of him chap. 45. 9. that made it, He made me not? or shall

Ro. 9. 20.

d Ps. 92. 5.
Je. 32. 19.
Ro. 11. 33.

the thing framed say of him that framed
it, He had no understanding?

e chap.32.15. Mat. 19.30. Bor, O Ariel,

17 Is it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest?

i. e. the lion
of God.

18 And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.

29 This also cometh forth from the LORD of hosts, which is wonderfuld in counsel, and excellent in working. CHAPTER XXIX.

WOEB to Ariel, to Ariel, y the city where David dwelt! add ye year to year; let them kill sacrifices.

2 Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow: and it shall be unto me as Ariel.

f2 Sa. 5. 9.

19 The meek also shall increase their

Lu. 7. 22.

3 And I will camp against thee round chap. 35. 5. joy in the LORD, and the poor among men about, and will lay siege against thee with a mount, and I will raise forts against thee.

shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

20 For the terrible one is brought to nought," m and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch" for iniquity are cut off

4 And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and speech shall whisper out of the dust.

21 That make a man an offender for a proveth in the gate, and turn aside the word, and lay a snare for him that rejust for a thing of nought.

5 Moreover the multitude of thy strangers shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones shall be as chaff that passeth away: yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly.

6 Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder, and with earth-P quake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.

7 And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, even all that fight against her and her munition, and that distress her, shall be as a dream of a night vision.

8 It shall even be as when an hungry man dreameth, and, behold, he eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh; but he awaketh, and, behold, he is faint, and his soul hath appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations be that fight against mount Zion.

9 Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.

10 Ford the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.

11 And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:

iEze. 33. 31.

12 And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.

vor, to her.
k verse 15.

π add.

13 Wherefore the Lord said, Foras- Col. 2. 22. much as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is platter day.


m Hab. 1. 5.

n De. 32. 20.

taught by the precept of men :

14 Therefore, behold, I will "proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.

15 Woe unto them that seek deep to

yor, of the

& cut off the

chap. 61. 1.
2 Ki. 25.



La. 1. 9.

m chap.51.13.
Re. 12. 10.

" Ps. 64. 6.

Je. 20. 10.


n peep, or,
Jos. 24. 3.
chap. 54.4.
Job 21. 18.


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WOE to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may adda sin chap.37.36. to sin: De.29.19,20. chap.29.15. b chap. 31. 1.

a Ro. 2. 5.

K or, take
your plea-
sure and

The foolish confidence of Judah.

hidea their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who' seeth us? and who knoweth us?

c chap.51.21.
d Ro. 11. 8.
Je. 2. 36.
chap. 1.5.
1 Sa. 9. 9.
μor, letter.
Da. 12. 4, 9.
Re. 5. 1..9.

h Je. 37. 7.

• Je. 49. 7.
Ob. 8.

1 Co. 1. 19.

P Je. 11. 21.

Am. 2. 12.

7. 13. Mi. 2. 6, 11.

22 Therefore thus saith the LORD," who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be ashamed, neither shall his face now wax pale.

23 But when he seeth his children, the work" of mine hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of Israel.


24 They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine. CHAPTER XXX.

2 That' walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt!

3 Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion.

4 For his princes were at Zoan, and his ambassadors came to Hanes.

5 They were all ashamed of a people that could not profit them, nor be an help nor profit, but a shame, and also a reproach.

6 The burden of the beasts of the south: into the land of trouble and anguish, from whence come the young and old lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to a people that shall not profit them.

7 For the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I cried concerning this, Their strength is to sit still.

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B. C. 713.

Confidence in Egypt reproved.

burden thereof is heavy; his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire:

12 Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in Yoppression and perverse-Ps. ness, and stay thereon:

28 And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach to the midst of the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity: and there shall be a bridled in the jaws of the people, causing them to err.

9 62.

13' Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking eth suddenly at an instant.

Ps. 42.3, 4. & Rock.

29 Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept: and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of the LORD, to the & Mighty One of Israel.

¿ Ps. 2. 9.
Je. 19. 11.

30 And the LORD shall cause his glo

14 And he shall break it as the break-the glory of rious voice to be heard, and shall shew ing of the potters' vessel that is broken in pieces; he shall not spare: so that there shall not be found in the bursting of it a sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to take water withal out of the pit.

the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones.

15 For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel, In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength; and ye would not.

31 For through the voice of the LORD shall the Assyrian be beaten down, which smote with a rod.

16 But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.

17 One thousandm shall flee at the rebuke of one; at the rebuke of five shall ye flee till ye be left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and as an ensign on an hill.

18 And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you; for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.

19 For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem; thou shalt weep no more: he will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when he shall hear it, he will answer thee.

Punishment, and promises.

us right things: speak unto us smootha things, prophesy deceits:

11 Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.

23 Then shall he give the rain of thy seed, that thou shalt sow the ground withal and bread of the increase of the earth, and it shall be fat and plenteous: in that day shall thy cattle feed in large pastures.

24 The oxen likewise, and the young asses that ear the ground, shall eat x clean provender, which hath been winnowed with the shovel and with the fan.

25 And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill, rivers and streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall.

26 Moreover, the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.

a1 Ki. 22. 13.
b Zep. 3. 8.
Lu. 22. 31.
d chap.37.29.
62. 10.
yor, fraud.

27 Behold, the name of the LORD cometh from far, burning with his anger, and the


bottle of
iverse 7.
O every pass-
ing of the
rod found-

κ cause to

λor, against


2 Ki. 25. 5.

1 Je. 7. 31.
from yes-
m De. 32. 30.

vor, a tree

bereft of

or, a mast.

or, boughs: n Re. 14.9,10. Ho. 5. 15.

p Ps. 34. 8.

20 And thought the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of Paffliction, yet shall not thy teachers beu removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers:

21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.

22 Ye shall defile also the covering of thy graven images of silver, and the ornament of thy molten images of gold: thou shalt cast them away as a menstruous cloth; thou shalt say unto it, Get thee hence.*

ch. 65.9, 24.

r Ho. 7. 7.
& Je.29.12..14.


t Ps. 80. 5.


or, oppres-
Ps. 74. 9.
v Ps. 32. 8.

Ho. 11. 10.
the graven
images of
thy silver.
T scatter.

or, multi-

Ho. 14. 8.
Ps. 46. 5.

z Je. 3. 12.
a Ho. 9. 9.
x leavened,

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32 And in every place where the grounded staff shall pass, which the LORD shall lay upon him, it shall be with tabrets and harps: and in battles of shaking will he fight with it.

33 For Tophet' is ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared: he hath made it deep, and large; the pile thereof is fire and much wood: the breath of the LORD, like a stream of brimstone," doth kindle it.


WOE to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong: but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!

2 Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil, and will not call back his words: but will arise against the house of the evildoers, and against the help of them that work iniquity.

3 Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and not spirit. When the LORD shall stretch out his hand, both he that helpeth shall fall, and he that is holpen shall fall down, and they all shall fail together.

4 For thus hath the LORD spoken unto me, Like as the lion" and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof.

5 As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it, and passing over he will preserve it.

6 Turn ye unto him from whom the children of Israel have deeply" revolted. 7 For in that day every man shall cast away his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which your own hands have made unto you for a sin.

8 Then shall the Assyrian fall with the sword, not of a mighty man; and sword, not of a mean man, shall devour him but he shall flee y from the sword, and his young men shall be & discomfited.


9 And She shall pass over to his strong hold for fear, and his princes shall be afraid of the ensign, saith the LORD, whose fire is in Zion, and his furnace in Jerusalem.

The reign of justice.


B. C. 713.


BEHOLD, a king shall reign in rightcousness," ," and princes shall rule in judgment.

2 And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place; as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.

3 And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim: and the ears of them that hear shall hearken.

4 The heart also of the Yrash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak & plainly.

5 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said to be bountiful.

6 For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against the LORD, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.

7 The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right.

8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.

9 Rise up, ye women that are at ease; hear my voice, ye careless daughters; give ear unto my speech.

10 Many days and years shall ye be troubled, ye careless women: for the vintage shall fail, the gathering shall

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a Ps. 45. 6, 7. Je. 23. 5, 6. Zec. 9.9. Ro. 5. 21. b chap. 4. 6.

c chap. 44. 3. Bheavy.

d Ps. 97. 9. y hasty.

e Ro. 3. 26.

8 or, ele

gantly. salvations. Pr. 14. 27.

nor, messengers.

g Je. 13. 23.

K or, he
the poor
in judg-

λ or,

be es-
h Ps. 46. 10.
i Am. 6. 1.

a year.

days above Mat. 22.12. v fields of desire. Ho. 10. 8. or, burning upon. m Ps. 15. 2. pin right


o in upright


Tor, deceits.
por, clifts

and watch-


Ps. 119. 37. heights, or, high places.


or, withered away.

• Joel 2. 28.

p Ps. 107. 33, &c. 9 Jno. 17. 24. B of far distances.

y weigher.

r Ps. 85. 10.

Ja. 3. 18.

& He. 4. 9.



or, ridicu lous.

t chap.30.30. Sor, utterly abased.

be sure.

17 Thine eyes shall see the King in his beauty: they shall behold the land 8 that is very far off.

18 Thine heart shall meditate terror. Where is the scribe? where is the Y receiver? where is he that counted the towers ? 19 Thou shalt not see a fierce people; a people of a deeper speech than thou canst of a perceive; stammering tongue, that thou canst not understand.

u Ec. 11. 1, 2.

v Re. 3. 12.

20 Look upon Zion, the city of our sow chap. 21. 2. lemnities: thine eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be taken down; not one of the stakes thereof shall ever be removed, neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken.

Hab. 2. 8. broad of spaces, or, hands.

Re. 13. 10. statute

21 But there the glorious LORD will be unto us a place of broad rivers and streams; wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby,


22 For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us.


23 Thy

tacklings are loosed; they

Encouragement to God's people.

have waited for thee: be thou their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.

3 At the noise of the tumult the people fled; at the lifting up of thyself the nations were scattered.

4 And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpillar: as the running to and fro of locusts shall he run upon them.

5 The LORD is exalted;d for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness.

6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of Ssalvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.

Kor, they have forsaken thy tacklings.

7 Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without; the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly.

8 The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth: he hath broken the covenant, he hath despised the cities, he regardeth no man.

9 The earth mourneth and languisheth ; Lebanon is ashamed and hewn down; Sharon is like a wilderness; and Bashan and Carmel shake off their fruits.

10 Now will I rise, saith the LORD; now will I be exalted; now will I lift up myself.

11 Ye shall conceive chaff; ye shall bring forth stubble: your breath, as fire, shall devour you.

12 And the people shall be as the burnings of lime; as thorns cut up shall they be burned in the fire.

13 Hear, ye that are far off, what I have done; and ye that are near, acknowledge my might.

14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites: Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings

15 Hem that walketh Prighteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of x blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;

16 He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks; bread shall be given him, his waters shall

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