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CHAP. XI. her bring for their ev omb. slay eren the be- WHEN alsrael persona child, ther flowers

17 My God will cast them away, because 2 As they called them, so they went fron tney did not hearken unto him; and they them : they sacrificed unto Baalim, and burnshall be wanderers among the nations ed incense to graven images. CHAP. X.

3 I taught Ephraiın also to go, taking TSRAEL is an empty vine, he bringeth them by their arms; but they knew not that

forth fruit unto himself: according to the 1 healed them. multitude of his fruit he hath increased the 4 I drew them with cords of a man, with altars ; according to the goodness of his land bands of love ; and I was to them as they they have made goodly images.

that take off the yoke on their jaws, and 3 Their heart is divided; now shall they i !aid meat unto them. be found faulty: he shall break down their 5 T He shall not return into the land of altars, he shall spoil their images. Egypt, but the Assyrian shall be his king,

3 For now they shall say, We have no king, because they refused to return. because we feared not the LORD; what then 6 And the sword shall abide on his cities should a king do to us?

and shall consume his branches, and devou 4 They have spoken words, swearing them, because of their own counsels. falsely in making a covenant: thus judg 7 And my people are bent to backsliding ment springeth up as hemlock in the fur- from me: ihough they called them to the rows of the field.

most High, none at all would exalt him. 5 The inhabitants of Samaria shall fear 8 How shall I give thee up, Ephraim phone because of the calves of Beth-aven : for all I deliver thee, Israel? how shall I nike the people thereof shall mourn over it, e as Admah ? hour shall I set thee auteand ihe priests thereof that rejoiced on it, boim? Mine heart is turned within the for the glory thereof, because it departed pentings are kindled together. from it.

d I will not execute the fierceness of mine 6 It shall be also carried onto Assyria for anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim a present to king Jareb: Ephraim shall re- for I am God, and not man; the Holy One ceive shame, and Israel shall be ashamed of in the midst of thee; and I will not enter his own counsel.

into the city. 7 As for Samaria, her king is cut off as the 10 They shall walk after the Lond; he foam upon the water.

shall roar like a lion: when he shall roar, theu 8 The high places also of Aven, the sin of the children shall tremble from the west. Israel, shall be destroyed: the thorn and the 11 They shall tremble as a bird out o thistle shall come up on their altars; and Egypt, and as a dove out of the land of Asthey shall say to the mountains, Cover us; syria : and I will place them in their louses, and to the hills, Fall on us.

saith the LORD. 9 O Israel, thou hast sinned from the days 12 Ephraim compasseth me about with of Gibeah: there they stood: the battle in lies, and the house of Israel with deceit but Gibeah against the children of iniquity did Judah yet ruleth with God, and is faithful not overtake them.

with the saints. 10 Il is in my desire that I should chastise

CHAP. XII. them; and the people shall be gathered Ethafier uie east wird: he daily in

PHRAIM feedeth on wind, and follow. against them, when they shall bind themselves in their two furrows.

creasech lies and desolation, and they do 11 And Epiiraim is as an heiser thut is make a covenant with the Assyrians, and taught, and loveth to tread out the corn; oil is carried into Egypt. hus I passed over upon her fair neck: I will 2 The Lorr hath also a controversy with make Ephraim to ride ; Judah shall plow, Judah, and will punish Jacub according to und Jacob shall break his clods.

his ways; according to his doings will he 12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap recompense him. in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for 3 1 He took his brother by the heel in the it is time to seek the Lorn, fill he come and woml), and by his strength be had power rair righteousness upon you.

with God: 13 Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have 4 Yea, he had power over the angel, and reaped iniquity; ye have eaten the fruit of prevailed; he wept, and made supplication .es: because thou didst trust in thy way, in unto him: he found him w Beth-el, and the multitude of thy mighty men,

there he spake with us; 14 Therefore shall a tumult arise among 5 Even the LORD God of hosts ; The LORD thy people, and all thy, fortresses shall be is his memorial. spoiled, as Shalman spoiled Beth-arbel in the 6 Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep day of baule: the mother was dashed in mercy and judgment, and wait on thy Goi pieces upon her children.

continually. 15 Soʻshall Beth-el do unto you because of 7 | He is a merchant, the balances of de vour great wickedness : in a morning shall ceit are in his hand: he loveth to oppress. the king of Israel uuerly be cut off.

8 And Epluraim said, Yet I am bocami

rich, s have found me out substance: in all Jl I gave thee a king in mine anger, una my labours they shall find none iniquity in took him away in my wrath. e that were sin.

12 The iniquity of Ephraimn is bound up; 9 And I, that am the LORD thy God from the his sin is hid. land of Egypt, will yet make ihee to dwell in 13The sorrows of a travailing woman shall tabernacles,as in the daysofthe solemn seasts. come upon him: he is an unwise son ; for he

10 I have also spoken by the prophets, and should not stay long in the pluce of the breakI hare multiplied visions, and used simili- ing forth of children. udes, by the ministry of the prophets. 14 I will ransom them from the power of

11 Is there iniquity in Gilead? surely they the grave; I will redeem thein from death ale venity: they sacrifice bullocks in Gilgal ; 0 death, I will be thy plagues ; O grave, yea, their altars are as hcaps in the furrows will be thy destruction : repentance shall be of the fields.

hid from mine eyes. 12 And Jacob fled into the country of Sy 15 | Though he be fruitfui among his bre. ria; and Israel served for a wise, and for a thren, an east wind shall come, the wind of wife he kept sheep.

the LORD shall come up from the wilder. 13 And by a p:ophet the Lord brought ness, a.dd his spring shall become dry, and Israel out of Egypi, and by a prophet was his fountain shall be dried up: he shall spoil he prese rved.

the treasure of all pleasant vessels. 14 Ephraim provoked him to anger most 16 Samaria shall become desolate, for she bitterly: therefore shall he leave his blood hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall upon him, and his reproach shall his Lord by the sword; their infants shall be dashed return unto him.

in pieces, and their women with child shalt CHAP. XIII.

be ripped up. ,

CHAP. XIV. exalted himself in Israel; but when ISRAEL, return unto the Lord thy he offended in Baal, he clied.

God; for thou hast fallen by th'ne ini 2 And now they sin more and more, and quity. have made them molten images of their sil 2 Take with you words, and turn to tho ver, and iduis according to their own under. LORD: say unto hiin, Take away all iniqui. standing, all of it the work of the craftsmen: ty, and receive us graciously: so will we they say of them, Let the men that sacrifice render the calves of our lips. kis the calves.

3 Ashur shall not save us; we will not ride 3 Therefore they shall be as the morning upon horses; neither wili we say any more cloud, and as the early dew that passeth 10 the work of our hands, Ye are our gods • away, as the chaff lhat is driven with the for in thee the fatherless findeth mercy, whirlwind out of the floor, and as the smoke 4 11 I will heal their backsliding, will out of the chimney:

love them freely: for mine anger is turned 4 Yet I am the LORD thy God from the away liom him. and of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god 5 1 will be as the dew unto Israel: lie shall but me: for there is no saviour besides me. grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as

51 I did know thee in the wilderness, in Lebanon. the land of great drought.

6 His branches shall spread, and his beauty 6 According to their pasture, so were they shall be as the olive-tree, and bis smell as filled; they were filled, and their heart was Lebanon. exalted; therefore have they forgotten me. 7 They that dwell under his shadow shall

7 Therefore I will be unto them as a lion ; return; ihey shall revive as the corn, and as a leopard by the way will I observe themi. grow as the vine : the scent thereof shull be

8 I will meet them as a bear that is be- as the wine of Lebanon. reaved of her whelps, and will rend the caul 8 Ephraim shall say, What have I to do of their heart, and there will I devour them any more with idols? Thave heard him, and like a lion: the wild beast shall tear them. (observed him: I am like a green fir tree -91 O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyselp; from me is thy fruit found but in me is thine help,

9 Who is wise, and he shallurderstand these 10 I will he thy king : where is any other things ? prudent, and he shall know them for that may save thee in all thy cities? and tny the ways of the Lorn are right, and the just judges, of whom thou saidst, Give me a king shall walk in them: but the transgressors and princes?

shall fall therein.

1 JOEL. CHAP. I.

1 3 Tell ye your children of it, and let your T 'HE word of the LORD that came to Joel children tell their children, and their children the son of Pethuel.

another generation : 2 Hear this, ye old men, and give ear, 4 That which the palmer-worm hath all ye inhabitants of the land. Aath this left hath the locust eaten ; and chat which been in your days, or even in the days of the locusl bath left hath the canker your fathers ?

I worm eaten; and that which the caaker

worm hath left hath the caterpillar eaten. heen ever the like, neither shall be any more

5 Awake, ye drunkards, and weep, and after it, even to the yearsof many generatioiis. howl, all ye drinkers of wine, because of the 3 A fire devoureth before them, and be new wine'; for it is cut off from your mouth. hind them a fame burueth : the land is as

6 For a nation is coine up upon my land, the garden of Eden before them, and hestrong, aud without number, whose teeth are bind them a desolate wilderness ; yea, and the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek- nothing shall escape them. tecth of a great lion.

4 The appearance of them is as the ap7 He haih laid my vine waste, and barked pearance of horses; and as horsemen, so my fig-tree: he hath made it clean bare, and shall they run. cast it away; the branches thereof are made 5 Like the noise of chariots on the tops o! white.

mountains shall they leap, like the noise o 81 Lament like a virgin girded with sack-a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, cloth for the husband of her youth.

as a strong people set in baule-array. 9 The meal-offering and the drink-offer- 6 Before their face the people shall be much ing is cut off from the house of the Lord; pained; all faces shall gather blackness. the priests, the Lord's ministers mourn. 7 Tliey shall run like mighty men ; they

10 The field is wasted, the land mourn- shall climb the wall like men of war; and eth; for the coru is wasted: the new wine they shall march every one ou his ways, and is dried up, the oil languisheth.

they shall not break their ranks. 11 Be ye ashamed, ye husbandınen; & Neither shallone thrust another; they shall how!, V ye vine-dressers, for the wheat and walk every one iu bis path: and schen they fall for the barley; because the harvest of the upon the sword, they shall not be wounded field is perished :

9 They shall run to and fro in the city, 12 The vine is dried up, and the fig-tree they shall run upon the wall; they shall climb larguisheth; the pomegranate-tree,the palm- up npon the houses ; they shall enter in a tree also, and the apple-tree, eren all the trees the windows like a thief. of the field, are withered: because joy is 10 The earth shall quake before them; th withered away from the sons of men. heavens shall tremble: the sun and the mooi

13 Gird yourselves, and lament, ye priests; shall he dark, and the stars shall withdraw howl, ve ministers of the altar; come, lie all their shining; night in sackcloth, ye ministers of my God: 11 And the Lokd shall utter his voice be for the meal-offering and the drink-offering fore his army; for his camp is very great is withholden froin the house of your God. for he is strong that executeth his word: for

14 Sanctily ye a fist, call a solemn as- the day of the Lord is great and very ter sembly, gather the elders, and all the inha- rible ; and who can abide it? bitants of the land, into the house of the 12 f. Therefore also now, saith the LORD LORD your God, and cry unto the LORD, Turn ye eren to me with all your heart, and

1.5 Alas for the day! for the day of the with fasting, and with weeping, and will Lorp is at hand, and as a destruction from mourning; the Almighty shall it come.

13 And rend your heart, and not your gar 16 Is not the meat cut off before our eyes, ments, and turn unto the LORD your God yen, joy and gladness from the house of our for he is gracious and merciful, slow to an God?

ger, and of great kindness, and repentett 17 The seed is rollen under their clods, him of the evil. the garners are laid desolate, the barns are 14 Who knoweth if he will return and re broken down; for the corn is withered. pent, and leave a blessing hehind him, erea

18 Flow do the beasts groan! the herds of a meat-offering, and a drink-offering, unto caule are perplexed, because they have no the LORD your God? pasture; yca, the flocks of sheep are made 15 | Blow the trumpet in Zion, sonctily desolate.

a fast, call a solemn assembly : 19 O LORD), to thee will I cry: for the 16 Gather the people, sanctify the congre fire bath devoured the pastures of the wil- gation, assemble the elders, gaiher the childerness, and the flame hath burned all the dren, and those that suck the breasts; let the trees of the field.

bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and 20 The beasts of the field cry also unto the birde out of her closet : thee for the rivers of waters are dried up, 17 Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD and the fire hath devoured the pastures of weep between the porch and the altar, and the wilderness.

let them say, Spare ihy people, O LORD, and CHAP. II.

give not thine heritage to reproach, that the

, on alarm in my holy mountain; let all the should they say among the people, Whero ic habitants of the land tremble ; for the day is their God? of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh ai band'; 18 11 Then will the LORD be jealous for his

2 A day of darkness and of gloominess, land, and pity his people. a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as 19 Yea, ihe Lord will answer, and say un. the morning spread upon the mountains; a lo his people, Behold, I will send you corn, great people and a strong: there hath nou' and wine, and oil, and ye shall be satisfied

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cherewith , and I will no more make you a 4 Yea, and what have ye to do with me, reproach among the heathen:

10 Tyre, and Zidout, and all the coasts of Pa20 But I will remove far off from you the lestine? will ye render me a recompence northern armı!, and will drive him into a land and il ye recompense me, swisily and speediharren and desolate, with his face toward ly will I return your recompence upon your the east sea, and his hinder part toward the own head; utmost sea : and his stink shalicoine up, and 5 Because ye have taken my silver and his ill savour shall come up, because he hath my goid, and have carried into your lemples done great things.

my goodly pleasint things. 21 1 Fear not, O land; be glad and re 6 The chillren also of Judah, and the chiljoice: for the LORD will do great things. dren of Jerusalem, have ye sold unto the

22 Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field: for Grecians, that ye might remove them far the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for from their border. the iree beareth her fruit, the fig-iree, and 7 Behold, I will raise them out of the place the vine do yield their strength.

whither ye bave sold them, and will return 23 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and your recompence upon your own bead ; rejoice in the LORD your God: for he haih 8 And I will sell your sons and your daugh. given you the former rain moderately, and ters imto the hand of the children of Judah, he will cause to come down for you the rain, and they shall sell them to the Sabeans, to a the former rain, and the latter rain in the people far off: for the Lord hath spoken it. first month.

9' Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles • 24 And the floors shall be full of wheat, and Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let the fats shall overflow with wine and oil. all the men of war draw near, let them come

25 And I will restore to you the years that up: the locust hath eaten, the canker-worm, and 10 Beat your plow-shares into swords, and the caterpillar, and the palmer-worm, my your pruning-hooks into spears : let the weak great army which I sent among you.

say, am strong 26 And ye shall eat in plerty, and pe satis 11 Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye fied, and praise the name of the Lord your heatlen, and gather yourselves together God, that hath dealt wondrously with you : round about: thither cause thy mighty ones and my people shall never be ashamed. to come down, O LORD.

27 And ye shall know that I am-in the 12 Let the heathen be wakened, and come midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will God, and none else : and my people shall I sit to judge all the heathen round about. never be ashamed.

13 Put ye in the sickle; for the harvest is 28 1 And it shall come to pass afterward, ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh; the fats overflow,for their wickedness is greal. and

your sons and your daughters shall pro 14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of phesy, your old men shall dream dreams, decision : for the day of the Lord is near in your young men shall see visions :

the valley of decision. 29 And also upon the servants and upon 15 The sun and the moon shall be darkenthe handmaids in those days will I pour out ed, and the stars sh: !) withdraw their shining. my Spirit.

16 The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, 30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars heavens and the earth shall shake; but the of smoke.

LORD will be the hope of his people, and the 31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, strength of the children of Israel. and the moon into blood, before the great

17 So shall ye know that I am the LORD and the terrible day of the LORD come. your God dwelling in Zion, my holy moun:

32 And it shall come to pass, that who- iain : then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there wever shall call on the name of the LORD shall no strangers pass through her any shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and more. in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the 18 | And it shall come to pass in that Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom day, that the mountains shall drop down the LORD shall call.

new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, CHAP. II.

and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with

time, when I shall bring again the cap- the house of the LORD, and shall water the tivity of Judah and Jerusalem,

valley of Shillim. 2 I will also gather all nations, and will 19' Egypt shall be a desolation, and E: bring them down into the valley of Jehosha- dom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the phat, and will plead with them there for my violence against the children of Judah, be: people, and for my heritage Israel, whom cause they have shed innocent blood in their They have scallered among the nations, and land. parted my land.

20 But Judah shall dwell for ever, and Je. 3 And they have cast lots for my people ; rusalem from generation to generauon. and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold 21 Fori will cleanse their blood that I have 4 girl for wine, that they might drink not cleansed: for the LORD dwelleth in Zion.

CHAP. I.

CHAP. II. TH THE words of Amos, who was among 'THUS saith the LORI), for three traus

T the herdinen of Tokoa, which he saw gressions of Moab, ard for four, I will concerning, Israel in the days of Uzziah nol turn away the prenishment thereof, beking of Judah, and in the days of Jeroheam cause he burned the bones of the king of the son of Joash king of Israel, two years Edom into lime. before the earthquake.

2 But I will send a fire upon Moab, and 2 And he said, The LORD will roar from it shall devour the palaces of Kirioth; and Zion, and u:ter his voice from Jerusalem ; Moab shall die with tumult, with shcuting, and the habitations of the shepherds shall and with the sound of the trumpet : mourn, and the inp of Carmel shall wither. 3 And I will cut off the judge from the

3 1 Thus saith the Lord, For toree trans- midst tnereof, and will slay all the prince gressions of Damascus, and for four, I will thereof with him, saith the LORD. rict turn away the punishment thereof; be- 41 Thus saith the LORD, For three transcause they have thrashed Gilead with thrash- gressions of Judah, and for four, I will not ing instruments of iron :

turn away the punishment thereof; because But I will send a fire into the house of they have despised the law of the LORD, and Hazael, which shall devour the palaces of have not kepi his commandments, and their Ben-hadad.

lies caused ihem to err, after the which their 5 I will break also the bar of Damascus, fathers have walked: and cut off the inhabitant from the plain of 5 But I will send a fire upon Judah, and it Aven, and him that holdeth the scepire from shall

devour the palaces of Jerusalem. the house of Eden; and the people of Syria 6 ? Thus saith the LORD, For three transshall go into captivity unto Kir, saith the gressions of Israel, and for four, I will not Lord.

turn away the punishinent thereof; because 6 ? Thus saith the Lord, For three trans- they sold the righteous for silver, and the gressions of Gaza, and for four, I will not poor for a pair of shoes ; iurn away the punishment thereof; because 7 That pant after the dust of the earth they carried away captive the whole capti- on the head of the poor, and turn aside the vity, to deliver them up to Edom:

way of the meek: and a man and his father * But I will send a fire on the wall of Ga- will go in unto the same maid, to profane za, which shall devour the palaces thereof : my holy name :

8 Ind I will cut off the inhabitant from 8 And they lay themselves down upon Ashdod, and him that holdeth the sceptre clothes laid to pledge by every altar, and from Ashkelon ; and I will turn mine hand they drink the wine of the condemned in the agaiust Ekron; and the remnant of the Phi- house of their god. listines shall perish, saith the Lord God. 9 [ Yet destroyed I the Amorite before

9 | Thus saith the LORD, For three trans- them, whose height was like the height of gressions of Tyrus, and for four, I will not juhe cedars, and he was strong as the oaks, turn away the punishment thereof; because yel I destroyed his fruit from above, and his they delivered up the whole captivity to roots from beneath. Edom, and remembered not the brotherly 10 Also I brought you up from the land of covenant :

Egypł, avd led you forty years through 10 But I will send a fire on the wall of T'y- the wilderness, lo possess the land of the rus, which shall devour the palaces thereof. Anorite.

11 | Thus saith the LORD, For three trazs 11 And I raised up of your sons for progressions of Edom, and for four, I will not phers, and cd jour young men for Nazarites. turn away the punishment thereof; because he Is it not even thus, 0 ye chiidren of Israel? did pursue his brother with the sword, and saith the LORD. did cast off all pity, and his anger did tear 12 But ye gave the Nazarites wine ! perpetually, and he kept his wrath for ever. drink; and commanded the prophets, say

12 But I will send a fire upon Teman, ing, Prophesy not. which shall devour the palaces of Bozrah. 13 Bebold, I am pressed under you, as a

13 T Thus saith the LORD, For three trans- cart is pressed that is full of sheaves. gressions of the children of Ammon, and for 14 Therefore the flight shail perish from lour, I will not turn away the punishment the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen thereof; because they have ripped up the his force, neither shall the mighty deliver women with child of Gilead, thai they inight himself: enlarge their border:

15 Neither shall he stand that handlerb 1+ But I will kiulle a fire in the wall of the bow; and he that is swist of foot shall not Rabban, and it shall devour the palaces there- deliver himself : neither shall be that rideth of, with shouting in the day of batile, with a the borse deliver hinselt. tempest in the day of the whirlwiud:

16 And he that is courageous among the 15 And their king shall go into captivity, mighiy shall fiee away naked in that day ho and his princes together

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