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and kingdom. ble, un lal, and be broken, and bei 6 For unto us a child is bom, unto Bnared, and be taken.

us a son is given: and the governeut 16 Bind up the testimony, seal the shall be upon his shoulder: and his liw among my disciples.

name shall be called Wondersnl, Cound17 And I will wait upon the LORD, sellor, The mighty God, The everlastthat bidetli bis face lioin the house ol'ling Favier, The Prince of Peace. Jacob, and I will look for binn.

ī or the increase of his goverument 18 Behold, I and the cbildren whom and peace there shall be no end, upon the Lord liath given me are for signs the ibrone of David, and upon bis and for wonders in Israel from the kingdom, to order it, and to establishi LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in it with judgment and with justice, nount Zion.

from lienceforth even for ever. Thie 19 And wlien they shall say unto you, zeul of die LORD of bosts will perform Seek unto them that Dave fainiliar this spirito, and unto wizards that peep 8 TheLORD sent a word intoJacob, and that mutter; slould not a people aud it lalb liglited upon lsrael. Beek unto their God ? for the living to 9 And all the people sliall know, llie dead?

Ephraim and Ilie inliabilant of Sama 20 To the law and to the testimony: ria, that say in the pride aud stoutuese il they speak not according to this or heart, word, it is because there is no light in 10 The bricks are fallen down, but thein.

we will build willi hewn stones: the 21 And they shall pass through it, Isycamores are cut down, but we will hardly bestend and hungry: and it change them into cedars. shall come to pass, thal, when they 11 Tbiresore the LORD shall set up shall be hungry, they shall fret thein- the adversaries of Rezin against hin, Helves, and curse their king and their and join liis enemies logellier; God, and look upward.

12 The Syrians before, and the Phil. 22 And they shall look into the istines behind; and they shall devour garth; ind belold trouble and dark- Israel svill open mouth. For all this ness, climnesy of anguish; and they his anger is not turned away, but his shall be driven to darkness.

hand is stretched oul still. CHAP. IX,

13 | For the people turnelli not untry

him Liat smileth them, neither do EVERTHELESS, the dimne99 they seek the LORD of hosts.

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vexation, when it the first he lightly from Israel head and tail, branch and afflicted ille land of Zebulun, and the rush, in one day. land of Naphtali, and afterward did 15 The ancient and lionourable, he is voore grievously lict her by the way the liead; and the prophet thut teachof the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee eth lies, he is the tail. of the nations.

16 For the leaders of this people cause 2 The periple that walked in dark- Wher to err; and they that are led of ness have seen a great light; they that them are destroyed, dwell in the land of the shadow or 17 Therefore the LORD shall have no death, upon them hath the light shined. joy in their young men, neither sliall

3 Thou hast multiplied the nation, have mercy on their fatherless and and not increased the joy: they joy widowe; for every one is a bypocrite bolore thee according to the joy in and an evil.doer, and every mouth larvest, and ag men rejoice when speaketh folly. For all this his anger they divide the spoil.

is not turued awny, but his hand is 4 For thou hast broken the yoke of stretched out still. his burden, and the staff of his shoul- 18 | For wickedness burneth as the der, the rod of his oppressor,as in the fire: it shall devour the briers and dily of Midian

ihorns, and eball kindle in the thickets 5 For every battle of the warrior is of the lorest, and they shall mount up with confised noise, and garments like the lilling up of smoke. rolled in blood; but this shall be with 19 Through the wrath of the LORD burning and fuel of fire.

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of tyrants. people shall be as the luel of the tire:this whole work upon inount Zion and no inan alall spare his brother. on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit

LO And he shall snatch on the right of the stout leart of the king of As. hand, and be hungry; and he shall eat syria, and the glory of his high looks. on tlie lelt land, and they shall not 13 For he saith, By the strength of be satisfied: they shall eat every man my hand I have done it, and by my the flesh of his own arı:

wisilom; for I am prudent: and I have 21 Dlanaysel, L pliraim; and Ephra- removed the bounds of the people, and cin, Manasseh: and they together have robbed their treasures, and I lart shall be against Judah. For all this put down the inhabitants like a valiant his anger is not turned away, but his man: hand is stretched out still.

14 And my land bath found as a nest CHAP. X.

the riclics of the people: and as one O unto them that decree unrighi- gathereth eggs that are leil, lave i grievousness which they liave pre- none that moved the wing, or opened scribed ;

the mouth, or peeped. 2 To turn aside the needy from judg. 15 Shall the axe boast itself against ment, and to take away the riglet froin him that beweth there with or shall the poor of my people, that widows the 3.11 maguify itself against him may be tlieir prey, and that they may that shakel it as if the rod slouhil rob tlie fatherless!

stake itself against them that list it 3 And what will yc do in the day of up, oras il' the stail should list up ilvisitation, and in the desolation which self, as if it were no woud. shall come from far to wliom will ye 16 Therefore shall the Land, the dee for help and where will ye leave LORD of losis, send among his fato your glory?

ones leanness; and under his glory he of Without me they shall bow down shall kindle a burning like the burning under the prisoners, and they shall fall of a fire. under the slain. For all this bisanger 17 And the light of lsrael alall be fcir is not lurned away, but his hand is a fire, and Holy One for a flame. strelched out still.

and it shall burn and devour les 610 Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, thiorus and his briers in one day; and the statl' in their band is mine in 18 Aud shall consume the glory or dignation.

his forest, and of his fruitsul field, both :61 will send him against a lypocrit- soul and body: and they shall be us ical nation, and against the people of when a standard-bearer läintetli. my wrath will I give him a charge, to 19 And the rest of the wees of his take the spoil, and to take the prey, forest shall be few, that a child may and to tread them down like the mirewrite ID of llie streets.

20 And it shall come pass in thit 7 Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither day, that the renua... of Lortel, and doth luis hicart think so; but it is in such as are escaped of the house of liis heart to destroy and cut ol'nations Jacob, shall no more agaia stay upon not il fev.

bin that smole tliein; but shall stay 8 For le saith, are not my priuces upon the LOILD, the Holy One of Isaltogether kings?

rael, in truth, 9 Is not Caluo as Carchemish? is not 21 The remnant shall return, even the I-samath no Arpad ? is not Samaria as remnant of Jacob, unto the miglily Damascus ?

God. 10 As my hand bath round the king. 22 For though thy people Israel be as doms of the idols, and wliose grayon the sand of the sea, yet a remuant of images did excel them of Jerusaleinthem shall return: the consumption and of Samaria;

Idecreed shall overflow with righteous 11 Shall I not, as I have dune unto ness. Samaria anu her idols, so do to Jeru- 2:3 For the Lord God of bosts sliall salem and her idols ?

make a conguipption, even determin12 WVherefore it shall come to pass, ed, in tlie midst of all the land. that when the Lond liath performed ] 24 1 Therefore thus saith the Lord

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kingdom of Christ. Cup of hosts, Orny people that dwell. 4 But with righteousness shall he est in Zion, be not afraid of the As-judge the poor, and reprove with Ayrian: he shall smile thee witli a rod, equity for tbe meek of ile earth: aud and shall lift up his staff against thee, be shall smite the earth witb tbe rud alier the inander of Egypt.

orbis inouth, and with the breatb or 25 For yet a very little while, and his lips shall lie slay the wicked. the indignation shall cease, and mine 6 And rightcoveness eball be the gir. anger in their destruction.

dle of bis loine,and faithfulness the gir26 And the Lond of losts ellall stir dle of his reins. up a scourge for him, according to the 6 The wolf also shall dwell with the slaughter of Midian at the rock of lamb, and the leopard sball lie domu Oreb: and as his rod was upon the with the kid; and the call, and thie sea, so shall he list it up after the young lion, and the falling together; manner of Egypt.

aud a little child shall lead thein. 27 And it shall come to pass in that 7 and the cow and the bear eball day, that big burden shall be laken reed; their young ones shall lie don't away from oft by shoulder, and his together: and the lion shall eat straw yoke from ofl'thy neck, and the yoke like the ox. sliall be destroyed because of the 8 And the suckling child sball play anointing

on thic hole of the asp, and the weaned 28 IT He is come to Aiath, he is pas. child shall put bis band on the cockased to Nligron; at Michinashi be battrice's den. laid up liis carriages:

9 They snall not burt nor destroy in 29 They are gone over the passage: all my holy mountain : for the eartla they have taken up their lodging it sball be full of the knowledge of the Geba; Ramah is afraid ; Gibeah of LORD, as the waters cover the sea. Saul is led.

10 T and in that day there shall be a 30 List up thy roce, o daughter of rool of Jesse, which shall stand for an Gallim; cause it to be lieard unto La ensign of the people; to it sbal} tlie iali, O poor Anathoth,

Gentiles seek: and his rest sliall bus 31 Madmenah is removed ; the in-glorious. habitants of Gebim galler themselves 11 And it shall come to pass in that to fice.

day, that the LORD shall set his band 32 As yet shall lie remain at Nob that again the second time to recover the diy: he shall slake liis band against remnant of his people, which shall be the mount of the daughters of Zion the left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, hill of Jerusalein.

and from Pathros, and from Cush, and 33 Belold, the Lord, the LORD of from Elam, and from Shinar, and fron hosts, shall lop the bough will terror; Hamalls, and from the islands of the and the ligli ones of stature shall be sea. liewn down, and the bauglity shall be 12 And he shall set up an ensign for hunibled.

the nations, and shall assemble the 34 And lie alall cut down the thick-outcaste of Israel, and gather togetber els of the forests with iron, and Leboltbe dispersed or Judah from the four anon gliall all buy a mighty one. corners of the earth. CHAP. XI.

13 The enry also of Epliraim sbal: A

ND there shall come forth a rod depart, and the adversaries of Judah Branch shall group out of his roots: envy Judah, and Judab sha!l not rex

2 And the Spirit of the LORD shall Ephrain. rest tipon liim, the spirit of wisdom 14 But they shall fly upon the shou). and understanding, the spirit of counders of the Philistines toward the west; selaud might, the spirit of knowledge, they shall spoil them of the east to and of the rear of the LORD; geiler; they sliall lay their hand upon

3 And shall make him of quick up. Edom and Moab; and the children of derstanding in the fear of the LORD: Ammon shall obey them. and he shall not judge alter the sight 16 And the LORD sheil utterly destroy of his eyes, neither i prove after the the tongue of the Egyptian sea : anit Draring of his pars

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of Babylon nis hand over the river, and shall smite another; their faces shall be as filmeg, it in tbe seven streams, and make men I Behold, the day of the LORD COM. go over dry-shod.

eth, cruel both withi wrath and fierce 16 And there shall be a high way for anger, to lay the land dusolare: and he the remuant of his people, which shall shall destroy the sinners thereof out be left, lioin Assyria; like as it was to of it. lorael in the day that lie cane up out 10 For the stars of leaven and the of the land of Egypt.

constellation19 Wereos shall not give CHAP. XII.

their light: the sun shall be darkened ND in that day thou shalt say, Olin his going forth, and the moon shall

LORD, I will praise thee: though not cause her light to shine. thou wast angry with me, chiue anyer 11 And I will punish the world for is lurned away, and thou comfortedst their evil, and the wicked for their ine.

iniquity; and I will cause the arro. 2 Bebold, God is my salvation; I will gancy of the proud to cease, and will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord lay low the baughtiness of the terrible. JEHOVAH is my strength and my 12 I will make a nau more precious Fous; he also is become my salvation. than five gold; even a nan than the

3. Therefore with joy shall ye draw golden wedge of Ophir. water out of the wells of salvation. 13 Therefore I will shake the hea

4 And in thal day shall ye say, Praise vens, and the earth shall reinove out the LORD, call upon bis name, declare of her place, in the wrath of the LORD liis doings ainong the people, make or hosts, and in llie day of his fierce mention that his name is exalleci.

anger. 5 Sung unto the LORD ; for lie ball 11 And it sliall be as the cliased roe, done excellent things : this is known and as a sheep that no inan raketh up: in all tlie eartlı.

they shall every man turn to his own 6 Cry out and shout, thicu inhabitant people, and flee every one into his of Zion: for greal is the Holy One of ownlaod. Israel in the midst of thee.

15 Every one that is found shall be CHAP. XIII.

thrust through; and every one that is THE

HE burden of Babylon, whichi joined into them shall all by the

Isaiah the son of Anoz did see. sword, 2 Liit ye up a banner upon the bigla 16 Tlieir children also shall be dashmountain, exalt the voice unto thein, ed lo pieces before their eyes; their shake ilie hand, that they may go into bouges aball be spoiled, and their the gates of the nobles.

wires ravished. 3 I have commanded my sanctified 17 Belmd, I will stir up the Medes ones, I have also called iny mighty against them, which shall not regard ones for inine anger, even them that silver; and as for gold, llicy shall not rejoice in my lighness.

delight in it. - The noise of a multitude in the 18 Their bows also stall dash the mountains, like as of a great people : young inen to pieces; and they slal! a tumultuous uoise of the kingdoms or have no pity on the fruit of the womb; Titions gathered together: the LORD their eye aball not epite cuildren. of hosts musterech the bostortie battle. 19 1 And Babylon, the glory of king5 They come from a far country, dons, the beauty of the Chalees'exfrom the end of heaven, even the cellency, shall be as wlien God over: LOUD, and the weapons of his indigna- threw Sodoin and Gonorral. tion, lo destroy the whole land. 20 It shall never be inhabited, nei.

6 | Howi ye; for the day of the Lord ther shall it be dwelt in from genera. is at hand; it shall come as a destruction to generation : peither shall the lion from the Alinighty.

Arabian pitch lent there ; neither 7 Therefore shul all hande be faint, shall the shepherds make their fold and every man's heart shall melt: there.

8 And they shall be afraid : pangs 21 But wild beasts of the desert shall and sorrows shall take boll of them; lie there; and their houses sha. I be fick tliey shall be in pain as a woulan that of doleful creatures; and ow.g shall travaileth: they chall be amazcıdone at well therr, & satyra alallıance there

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restorruim. 22 And the wild beasts of the islands 13 For thou hast said m tby lieart, I mall cry in their desolale huuses, and will ascend into heaven, I will exalı dragons in their pleasant palaces: and my throne above the stars of God; I her tine is near to come, and ber days will sit also upon the inount of the shall not be prolonged,

congregation, 'in the sides of die nortlı; CHAP. XIV.

14 I will arcenit above the heights of FORcebe Ihre NY pletare mercy on flouds ; I will be like the Most and set thein in their own land: and 15 Yet thou shalt be brougbt down to the strangers shall be joined with bell, lo lle sides of the pit. ilion, and they shall cleave to the 16 They that see thee gliall narrowly house of Jacob.

look upon thee, and consider thee, 2 And the people sliall take them, saying, Is this the man that inade the and bring them to their place: and earth to trenible, that did shake king the house of Israel shall possess them coins; in the lund of the LORD for servants 17 That made the world as a wilder. and bandmaids: and they shall take ness, and destroyed the cities thereol; them captives, wliose captives they that opened vol the house of his priswere; and they shall rule over their oners ? oppressors.

18 All the kings of the nations, even 3. And it shall come to pass in the all of them, lie in glory, every one in day that the LORD shall give thee rest his own house; from thy sorrow, and froin tly lear, 19 But thou art cast out of thy grare and from the hard bondage whereiu like an aboininable braoc'), und as tliou wist made to serve,

the raiment of those viat are slain, 4 That thou shalt take up this proverb ilirust through with a sword, tbat go ogainst llie kmg oi Babylon, and say, clown to the stones of the pit; as a How liath lbe oppressor ceased! the carcase trodden under lecte golylen city ceased !

20 Thou shall not be joined with á The Lord ball broken the staff or them in burial, because thou hast de the wicked, and the sceptre of the stroyed thy land, and skin thy peorulers.

ple: tlie seed of evil-doery shall never 6.He wbo smote the people in wrath be renowned. with a continual stroke, lie that ruled 21 Prepare slaughter for his children th: nations in anger, is persecuted, and for the iniquity of their fathers; that none binderellt.

they do not rise, nor possess ile land, 7. The whole earth is at rest, and is nor fill the face of the world withi quiet: they break forth into singing cities.

8 Yea, the fir-trees rejoice at thee,j 22 For I will rise up against them, ind the cedare of Lebanon, saying, saith the Lord of hosts, and cul ork Since thou art laid down, no feller is from Babylou the name, and remuant, come up against us.

and son, and nephew, saith the Lord. 9 Hell froin beneath is moved for 23 I will also mike it a possession for thee to ineet thee at thy coming: it the bittern, and pools of water: and I ftirreth up the dead for thee, even all will gwecp it with the besom ot de He chiel ovea of the cartii; it bath struction, saith the LORD of hosts. raised up from their thrones all the 24 The Lord of hosts bath sworn, kings of the natione.

saying, Surely as I have thought, su 10 All Wey shall speak and say unto shall it come to pass; and as I have thee, Alt thou also become weak as purposed, so shall it stand : we? arl tliou become like uinto us? 25 That I will break the Assyrian in

11 Thy poinp is brought down to the my land, and upon my mountains grave, and the noise ol'tly viols: the tread hiin under foot: then shall his worm is spread under thee, and the yoke depart from oil them and lis burworms cover tee.

den depart from out their shoulders. 12. How art thou fallen from hearen, 26 This is the purpose that is purpos. O Lucifer, son of the morning! how cd upon the whole earth; and tliis is art thou cut down to the ground, which the land that is stretched out upon all dicist wcaldenthe natione !

the nations,

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