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God's judgment
CHAP. XXIV.

for sin. 8Wboliath taken tliis counsel against lender, 80 with Llie borrower; as with Tyre, the crowning city, wliose mer. the taker of usury,so with the giver of chants are princes, whose traflickers ustry to hiin. are the honourable or the earth? 3 The land shall be utterly emptied,

9 The LORD of liosts bath purposed and utterly spoiled: (or the Lord bath it, to stain the pride of all glors', and spoken this worl. Lo bring into contempt all the lionour 1 The earth mourneth and fadeth able or the earth.

away, the world languisheth and fit10 Pass through thy land as a river, deth away, the haughty people of the O daughter of Tarshish; there is no earth do languish). more strength.

6 The earth also is defiled under the 11 He stretched out his hand over inhabitants tlier of; because they have the sea, he shook the kingdoms: the transgressed the laws, changed the LORD hath given a commandment ordinance, broken the everlasting against the merchant-city, to destroy covenant the strong holds thereos.

6 Therefore bath tlic curse devoured 12 And lic said, Thou slialt no more the earth, and they that dwell therein rrjoice, O thou oppressed virgin, are desolate: therefore the inbabitauta daughter of Zidon: arise, pass over to of the earth are burned, and few men Chittim; tbere also shalt thou bave left.

The new wine mournell, the vine 13 Behold the land of the Chaldeans; languisheth, all the inerry-bearted do this people was nol, till the Assyrian sigh. Counded it for them that dwell in the 8 The mirth of tabrets ccageth, the wilderness: they aet up the towers noise or them that rejoice endeth, the thereof, they raised up the palaces joy of the harp ceaseth. thereor; and he brought it to roin. 9 They shall not drink wine with a

11 Howl, ye sbips of Tarshish: for song; strong drink shall be bitter to your strength is laid waste.

tlicin that drink it. 15 And it shall come to pass in that 10 The city of confusion is broken day, that Tyre shall be forgottea sevdown: every house is shut up, that enty years, according to the days of no man niay come in. one king: alter the end of seventy 11 There is a crying for wine in the years shall Tyre sing as a harlot. streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth

16 Take a barp, go about the city, of the land is gone. tliou liarlot tliat bast been forgotten;| 12 In the city is leit desolation, and make sweet melody, sing many songs, the gate is smitten with destruction. that thou mayest be remembered. 13 | When thus it shall be in the

17 1 And it shall come to pass after inidst of the land among the people, the end of seventy years, that the there shall be as the shaking of au LORD will visit Tyre, and she shall olive-tree, and as the gleaning grapes turn to her hire, and shall commit sor- when the vintage is done. nication with all the kingdoms of the 14 They shall lift up their roice, they world upon the face of the carth.

shall sing for the majesty of the LORD 18 And her merchandisc and her they shall cry aloud from the sea. hire shall be holiness to the Lord: it 15 Wherefore glorify ve the Lord in shall not be treasured nor laid up; for the fires, eren the name of the Lord lier merchandise Bliall be for them tliat God of Israel in the isles of the ser dwell before the LORD, to eat suffi- 16 F From the uttermost part of the ciently, and for durable clothing. earth have we lieard songs, even glory CHAP. XXIV,

to the righteous. But I said, My lean.

earthempty, and maketh it waste, Creacherous dealers bare dealt treach. and turneth it upside down, and scat-erously ; yea, the treacherous dealers teretli abroad the inhabitants thereor, bare dealt very treacherously.

2 And it sliall be,as with the people, 17 Fear, and the pit, and the anare, Bo with the priest; as with the servant, arc upon thice, o inhabitant of the so with his master; as with the maid, earth. so with her mistress; as with the 18 And it shall come to pass, that lie buyer, 90 willi the seller ; 19 with thclwlo llueth from the noise or the seas

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his juosments. shall fill into the pit: and he that all people, and the vail that is spread cometh up out of the midst or tlie pit over all nations. shall be iuken iu the sonre: for the 8 He will swallow up death in victowindows from on high are open, and ry; and the LORD God will wipe athe foundations of tlie earth do slake. way tears from oil all laces; and the

19 The earth is utterly broken down, rebuke of his people alall be take it the earth is clean dissolved, the earth way from off all the earlb: for the is moved exceedingly.

Lord bath spoken it. 20 The earth shall reel to and fro like 911 And it shall be said in that day, a drunkard, and shall be removed like Lo, this is our God; we bave wasteci acoltage; and the transgression there for bim, and he will sare us: Uris is of shall be heavy upon it; and it shall the LORD; we have waited for bin, Call, and not rise again.

we will be glad and rejoice in liis Gill 21 And it shall come to pass in that ration. day, that the LORD shall punish the 10 For in this mountain shall the boost of the liigh ones that are on bigli, hand of the Lord rest, and Moab shall

und the kings of the earth upon uebe trodden down under him, even is cartii.

straw is troddeu dowu for the dunen 22 And they sball be gathered touill. gether, as prisoners are gathered in 11 And he shall spread forth Lishanele ilie pit, and shall be shut up in the in the midst of thieni, as he that swin prison, and after many days shall they meth spreadetb fortlı his hands to İve visited.

swim : and he shall bring down their 23 Then the moon shall be consound- pride togetber with the spoils of livir ed, and the sun ashamed, when the bands. LORD of hosts shall reign in mount 12 And the fortress of tbeliigh sort of Zion, and in Jerusulemn, and before liis Ly walls shall he bring downl, lany low, ancients gloriously

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sme exalt thee, I will praise thy name; 1 in the land of Judah; Welavca for thou hast done wonderful things; strong city: salvation will God appoint thy counsels of old are faithfulness for walls and bulwarks. and truth.

2 Open ye the gates, that the righi: 2 For thou bast made of a city a heap: eous nation whici keepcti the truth of a desenced city a ruin : a palace of may enter in. siangers to be no city; it shall never 3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect be built

peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: 3 Therefore shall the strong people because he trusleth in thee. glorify thee, the vily of the terrible 4 Trust ye in the LORD forever: for marious sliall fear thee.

in the LORDJEHOVAHis everlasting For thou hast been a strength to the strength. poor, a strength to the needy in bis 6 1 For he bringeth down them that distress, a reluge from Wie storm, a dwell on bigh; die lofty city, be layshadow from the licat, when the blast etb it low: hic layeth it low, even io of the terrible ones is as a storm the ground; be bringeth it evert to the ugainst the wall.

dust. Ő Thou shall bring down the noise of 6 The root shall tread it down, even strangers, as the heat in a dry place; the feet of the poor, and the steps of Even the heat with the shadow of a the needy. cloud: the branch of the lerrible one 7 The way of the just is uprightness; shall be brought low.

thou, most upright, dost weigh Lbe 61 And in lbis mountain shall die path of the just. Lons of hosts ipake unto all people a 8 Yea, in the way of thy judgmente, least or fat things, a seast of wines on O Lord, have we waited for thec; the the lees, of sat iliings full of marrons, desire of our soul is to iby name, and of wines on the lees well refined. to the remembrance of thee.

7 And he will destroy in his moun. 9 With my soul bjave 1 desired thee Lus. llie face of the covering cast over in the night; year, with my spirit

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God's care for
CHAP. XXVII.

his vineyarch within me will I seck thee early: for

CHAP. XXVII. when thy judments are in the earth, TN that day the LORD, with his sorc, the inhabitants of the world will learn and great, and strong sword, shall rigliteousness.

punish leviathan the picrcing serpent, To Let favour be slıowed to the wick. even leviathan what crooked serpent; ed, yet will he not learn righteousnese: and be slalı slay the dragon that is in in the land of uprightness will he deal the aea. unjnstly, and will not behold thic ma- ? lo that day sing ye unto her, A jesty of the LORD.

vineyard of red wine. 11 LORD, when thy hand is lifted up, 3 I the LORD do keep it; I will water they will not see: but they shall see, it every inoment: lest any hurt it, L and be ashamed for their cnry at the will keep it night and day. people; yea, the fire of thine enemies 4 Fury' is not in nie: who would set shall devour them,

the briers and thorns against ine in 121 LORD, thou wilt ordain peace battle? I would go through tiem, I for us: for thiou also liust wrougut all would burn them together. Our works in us.

5 Or let biin takeliold of my strength, 13 O Lord our God, other lords be that he may inake peace wille me; sides thee have liad dominion over us and he shall inake peace with me. bw by thee only will we inake inen: 6. He sliall cause tein that coine of tion of thy name.

Jilcob to Lake root; Israel shall blos 14 They are dead, they shall not live: som and bud, and fill the face of the they are deceased, they shall not rise: world with fruit. therefore hast thou visited anıl de 7 || Hall lie gmilteu lim, ag lie enote stroyed them, and made all their those that sinote biin? or is he slitin ineinory to perish.

according to the slaughter of them thai 15 Tboulist increased the nation, 0 are slain by him? LORD, thou hast increased the nation: 8 In measure, when it slooteth (orili, lhou art glorified: thou hadstrc thou will debille with il; he slnyel! mored it fall undo all the ends of the lis rougii wind in the day of the cast carth.

wind. 16 Lord, in troulile hare they visited 9 By this therefore sball tiie iniquity thee, they poured out a prayer when of Jicob be purged; and this is allile uiy chastening was upon thein. fruit to take away his sin; wlien lie

17 Like as a woman with chill, Ilal maketh all the stones of the allar as drwcih near the time of her delivery, chalk-stones that are beaten in eunder, is in pain, and crieth out in lier prings; the groves and images shall not stanu so have we been in thy sight, 0 Load. up.

19 We liave been with child, we 10 Yet the defenced city shall be des have been in pain, we liare as it were olate, and the habitation forsaken, brouglit forth wind: we have not and lest like a wilderness: there shall wrouglit any deliverance in the earth; tie call leed, and there shall be lie meitler have the inliabitinis of the down, and conguine the branches world fallen.

thereor 19 Thy dead inen shall live, together 11 When the boughs thereof are with my dead body shall they arise. Willered, whicy siiall" be broken off: Awake and sing, re that dwell in the women come, and set them out dust: for tly dew is (is the dew of fire: furilis a people of no underherbs, and the earth shall cirst out the standing therefore lie that made them dead.

will not have mercy on them, and lien 20 1 Come, my people, enter thou that formed them will show them no into tly chambers, and shut thy doorstarour. about thee: bile tliyself as it were for 12 T Anel it shall come to pass it a little troinent, uutil the indignation that day,that the LORD shall beat of be overpast.

from the channel of the river uutole 21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out stream or Egypt, and ye shall be gati of his place to punish the inhabitants ered one by one, Oye children of ls of the earth for their miquity: the rael. earth also shall disclose her blood, and 13 And it shall come to pass in that shall no more cover her slaidi. day, that llie great trumpet shall be Eplurain threatened.

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Chrast pruiniscih blown, and they shall come which 13 But the word of the Lord was were ready to perish in the land of unto them, precopt upon precept, pre Assyria, and the outcast in the land cept, upon precept; Jine upon Time, of Egypt, and shall worship the Lond line upon live; bere a little, and there in the holy mount a: Jerusalem. a lillle; that liey might go, and falı CHIAP. XXVILL.

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drunkards of Eplimim, wliose 14 || Wherefore hear the word of the glorious beauty is a fading flower, Lord, ye scurusul men, that rule this wliichi are on tbe head of the fat val. people which is in Jerusnlem. Jeye of them that are overcome with 15 Because ye bare said, We have wine

made a corenant with death, and with 2 Behold, the LORD hath a mighty hell are we at agreement; when the and strong one, which as a tempest of overflowing scourge shall passthroughi, hail and a destroying storm, as a lood it shall not coine iinto us : for we have of iniglity waters overflowing, sball made lics our refuge, and under falseCast down to the earth with the land. liood have we liid ourselves.

3 The crown of pride, the drunkards 16 Therefore thus saith the Lord of Eplıraim, shall be trodden under God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a loun. feet:

dation a stone, a tried stone, a precious 4 And the glorious beauty', wlich is corner-stone, it sure foundation: le on the head of the sat valley, shall be that believeth shall not make haste. a lading flower, and as the lasty fruit 17 Judgment also will I lay to the before the summer; which when he line, and righteousness to the piumthat looketh upon it seetli, while it is inet: and the liail shall gweep away yel in his hand be eateth it up, the resuge os lies, and the waters shall

5l la that day sball the LORD of overflow the hiding place. Dosts be for a crown or glory, and for 18 || And your covenant witli death

diadem of beauty', unto the residue shall be disannulled, and your agreeor lig people,

ment with hell shall not sland; when 6 And for a spirit of judgment to the overlowing scourge slali pass bim that sittel in judgment, and for through, then ye shall be trodden atrength to thein that turn llie battle to down by it.

19 From the time that it goetli fortlı 7 | But they also have erred through it shall take you: for morning by wine, and through strong drink are morning shall it pass over, by day and out of the way; the priest and the by niglie: and it shall be a vexation prophet have erred through strong only to understand the report. drink, they are swallowed upol wine, 20 For the bed is sliorter than that they are out of the way through strong a man can stretch linsels on it: and strink; they err in vision, they stum- ille covering narrower than that he ble in judgment

can wrap himself in it. 8 For all tables are full or vomit 21 For the Lord shall rise up as in and filthiness, so that there is no mount Perazim, lie shall be wroth as place clean.

in the valley of Gibeon, that he may 97 Whion shall he teach knowledge? do bis work, bis strange work; and and whom shall be make to understand bring to pass liis Act, his strange act. coctrine? then that are weaned from 22 Now therefore be ye not mockers, the milk, and drawn from the breasts.'lest your bands be made strong: for

10 lor precept must be upon pre-I bare heard from the Lord GOD of cept, precepl upon precept: line upon bosts a consumption, even determined liste, line upon line; liere a little, and upon the whole earth. there a litle:

23 T Give ye ear, and licar my voice; 11 For with stammering lips and an-hearken, and hear my speech. other tongue will he speak to this 24 Doth the plowinan plow all day people.

to sow? roth he open and break the 12 To whom he said, This is the rest clods of his ground? vvher civith ye may cause the weary to 25 When he hath made plain the face rest; and this is the refreshing: yet thereof, doth lie not cast abron the they would not bear.

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The hypocrisy
CIIAP. XXIX.

of the Jews. cast in the principal wheat, and tliej 9 11 Slay yourselves and wonder;cry arpointed barley, and the rye, in their ye out, and cry; they are drunken, place?

but not with wine; they stagger, but 26 For liis God doth instruct him to not with strong drink. discretion, and doth teach him. 10 For the Lond bath poured out up

27 For the fitches are not threshed on you the spirit of deep sleep, and with a tlicealing instrument, neither lath closed your eyes : the propbels is a cart-wheel turned about upon the arid your rulers, tbe seers baib he cummin; but the fitches are beaten covered. out with a stats, and the cuinmin with Jl And the vision of all is become

unto you as the word of a book that 28 Bread-corn is bruised; because be is scaled, whicli men deliver to one will not ever be threshing it, nor break that is learned, saying, Plead this, I il with the wheel of his cart, nor pray thee: and he saill, I cannot; for bruise it with his horsemen.

it is sealed. 29 This also cometh fortlı from the 12 And the book is delivered to hin LORD of hosts, which is wonderful in that is not learned, saying, Read this, counsel, and excellent in working. I pray thee: and be sailli, I am not CHAP. XXIX.

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Foto Ariel, to Ariel, the city 131 Wherefore the LORD said, For

where David Jwelt I add ye nemuch as this people draw near me Jen to year; let them kill sacrifices. with their mouth, and with their lips

2 Yet I will distres Ariel, and there do bonour me, buí bave removed their shall be lieaviness and sorrow: and it rart far from me, and their fear toBhall be unto mc As Ariel,

ward me is taught by the precept of 3 and I will camp against thee round, men : about, and will lay siege against thee 14 Therefore, bebold, I will proceed with a mount, and I will raise forts to do a marvellous work among this against thee.

people, even a marvellous work and a 4 And thou slialt be brought down, wonder; for the wisdom of their wise and shalt speak out of the ground, men shall perisli, and the understandand thy speech shall be low out of the ing of their prudent men shall be hid. dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one 15 \o unto then that seek deep to that liath a familiar spirit, out of the hide their counsel from the Lord, and ground, and thy speech shall wbisper ibeir works are in the dark, and they out of the dust.

say, Who seeth us? and wlio kuowell 5 Moreover, the multitude of thy us? elrangers shall be like small dust, and 16 Surely your turning of things the inultitude of the terrible ones upside down shall be esteemed as tlie shall be as chalt that

sell away; potter's clay: for shall the work say yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly. or him tliat made it, He made me noe?

6 Thou shalt be visited of the LORD or shall lie thing framed say of bim of liosts with thunder, ud with carth- that (ramed it, He had no understandquake, and great noise, with storin ig? and tempest, and the flame of devour 17 || Is it not yet a very little while, ing tire.

and Lebanon sball be turned into a 7 And the multitude of all the nations fruitlul field, and the fruitsul field shall that figlit against Ariel, eren all that be esteemed as a forest? figlit against her and her muuition, 18 And in that day shall the dear hear and that distress lier, shall be as altbe words of the book, and the cyes of dream of a nighe-vision.

the blind shall see out of obscurits, 8 ll elrall even be as when a hungry and out of darkness. man dreamneth,and behokl, he eateth; 19 The meek also sha} increase their but he awaketh,and his soul is empty; joy in the LORD, and the poor among or a8 when a tliirsty mini dreameth, inen shall rejoice in the Holy One of and, beliold, he drinketh ; but he Israel. awakethi, and behold, he is saint, and 20 For the terrible one is brought to his soul bath appetite ; so shall we nought, and the scomer is consumed, multicude ol nii the nations be there and all that watch for iniquity are cut Gght against mount Zion.

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