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God's controversy.


The church complaineth. 11 And I will pluck up thy groves B. C. 710.1 14 'Thou shalt eat, but not be out of the midst of thee: so will I

satisfied; and thy casting down destroy thy s cities.

sor, enemies. shall be in the midst of thee; and 15.And I will execute vengeancek k2Th. 1.8. thou shalt take hold, but shalt not in anger and fury upon the heathen,

deliver; and that which thou desuch as they have not heard.

(CHAP. 6.) liverest will I give up to the CHAPTER VI.

1 or, with. sword. 1 God's controversy for unkindness, 6 a Eze.36.1,8. 15 Thou m shalt sow, but thou for unorance, 10 for injustice, 16 Ho.4.1. sbalt not reap; thon shalt tread the and for ulolairy.

c Je.2.5,31. olives, but thou shalt not anoint TTEAR ve now what the LORD De 4.20 thee with oil; and sweet wine, but Il saith; Arise, contend thou

shalt not drink wine. 1 hefore the mountains, a and let

e Nu. XXII.

16 T For 9 the statutes of Omri n

XXV. the hills hear thy voice.

are kept, and all the works of the ? Hear ye, 0 mountains, the JJW.5 house of Ahab, and ye walk in their LORD's controversy, and ve strong 2 sons of a counsels; that I should make thee foundations of the earth for b the year. a 10 desolation, and the inhabitants Lord hath a controversy with his g Ps.51.16. thereof an hissing: therefore ye people, and he will plead with Is-h 2Ki.3.27. shall bear the reproach of my

3 belly.

people. 30 my people, what chave I done i De. 10.12.

CHAPTER VII. into thee? and wherein have la w wherem hitte

11 The church complaining, 5 putteth

4 humble Wearied thee? testify against me.

her confidence in God. 8 She

1 thyself to i For I brought d ihee up out of lee oli ol walk.

triump!th over her enemies. the land of Egypt, and redeemed sor thu

VVO is me! for I am as I when thee out of the house of servants;

Vytisey have gathered the sim

Siname shall end I sent before thee Joses,

mer-fruits, as the grape-gleanings

OCS, see that Aaron, and Miriam

which is.

of the vintage: there is no cluster 50 my people, remember now 6 ble, remember now 6 or, Is there

to eat: my soul desired the firstwhat Balake king of Moab consult

ripe fruit.

yot unto ed, and what Balaam the son of

every man

| 2 The 2 good man is perished b Beor answered him from Shittiin an house of out of the earth and there is none unto Gilgal; that ye may know the the wicked. upright among men: they all lie righteousness f of the LORD.


1 metra of in wait for blood; they hunt every

7 measure of wan TOT 6 Wherewith shall I come be- leanness. man his brother with il net. fore the LORD, and bow myself be-i Am.8.5. 3 T That they may do evil with fore the high God ? shall I come k Pr.20.10.23.

both hands earnestly, the prince before him with burnt-offerings, so

asketh, and the judge asketh for a with calves ? of a year old ?

reward; and the great man, he 7 Willy the Lord be pleased with

11 Hq.5.9.

uttereth 3 his mischievous desire : thousands of rams, or with ien

so they wrap it up. thousands of rivers of oil? shall I m De.28.38. 4 The best of them is as a brier: give iny first-lom h for my trans

40. the most upright is sharper than a Cression, the fruit of my 3 body for 9 or, he doth thorn hedge: the day of thy watc!lthe sin of my sonl?

i much beup men and thy visitation coineth; 8 He hath showed thee, O man, bue. now shall be their perplexity. what is good; and what i doth the nik16.25- 5 Trust c ye not in a friend, put LORD require of thee, but to do not confidence in a gunde; keep justly, and to love mercy, and to 10 or, aston. the doors of thy mouth from her walk humbly with thy God? ishments that lieth in thy bosom. 9 The LORD's voice crieth unto (CHAR.. 6 For the son dishonoureth the the city, and 5 the man of wisdom the other father, the daughter riseth up shall see thy name: hear ve the ings ar

against her mother, the daughterrod. and who hath appointed it. summer.

in-law against her mother-in-law; 10 T 6 Are there yet the trea- og 10 a man's enemies are the men of his sures of wickedness in the house!

own house. of the wicked, and the 7 scant measure that is abominable ? k


the LORD: I will wait for the God U Shall I 8 count them pure with

b Is.57.1.

of my salvation ; my God will hear the wickedl balances, and with the 3 the mischief me. bag of deceitful weights?

of his soul. 8 T Rejoice not against me. O mine 12 For the rich men thereof are c Je.9.4. enemy : when el ful, shall arise ; full of violence, and the inhabit- d Is. 8.17. when I sit in darkness, the LORD ants thereof have spoken lies, and e P5.37.21. shall be a light junto me. their tongue is deceitful in their Pr.24.26. 9 I will bear g the indignation of mouth.

f Ps. 27.1.

the LORD, because I have siuneti 13 Therefore also will I make thee He. 12.6.7. against him, til he pleal my sick in smiiing thee, in making thee h Ps.37.6. cause, and execute judgment for desolate l because of thy sins.

me: he will bring ine torth to

The majesty of God.

NAHUM, I. His goodness and severity. the light, and I shall behold his B. C. 510. 15 According to the days of thy righteousness.

coming out of the land of Egypt will 10 4 Then she that is mine enemy 4 or, And I show unto him marvellous things. shall see it, and shame shall cover thou wilt | 16 | The nations shall see and be her which said unto me, Where is sce her that confoundled at all their might: they the LORD thy God? mine eyes shall is mine ene shall lay their hand upon their behold her: 5 now shall she be my, and mouth. their ears shall be dear. trodden i down as the mire of the cover her 17 They shall lick l the dust like streets.

with shame. la serpent, and they shall move out 11 In the day that thy walls are

5 she shall be

of their holes like 9 worms of the


for a triad to be built, in that day shall the

earth: they shall be afraid of the decree be far removed.

i Mal.4.3.

LORD our God, and shall fear be12 In that day also he shall come 6 or, even to.

cause of thee. even to thee from Assyria, 6 and 7 or, After 18 Who is a God like unto thee, from the fortified cities, and from that it hath that pardonethm iniquity, and the fortress even to the river, and been. passeth by the transgression of the from sea to sea, and from moun-8 or, Rule. remuant of his heritage? he retaintain to mountain.

& Ps. 23.4. eth not his anger for ever, n be137 Notwithstanding, the land

cause he delighteth in mercy. shall be desolate because of them

19 He will turn again, he will have that dwell therein, for the fruit of 9 or, creeping Co

on compassion upon us; he will o subtheir doings.

I things.

due our iniquities and thou wilt 14 4 & Feed thy people with thy k m Ex.31.6.7. cast all their sins p into the depths rod, the flock of thine heritage, In La.3.31.32. (of the sea. which dwell solitarily in the wood, o Ro.6.14. I 20 Thoug wilt perform the truth in the midst of Carmel: let them p Je.50.20. (to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, feed in Bashan aud Gilead, as in q Lu. 1.72,73. which thou hast sworn unto our the days of old.

- fathers from the days of old.


From the Creation, 3291.... Year of Hezekiah, king of Judah, 14.


B. C. 713. poured out like fire, and the rocks The majesty of God in goodness to

- are thrown down by him. his people, and severity against his or, The. 1.7 The LORD is good, a 4 strong

LORD is hold in the day of trouble, and enemies. THE burden of Nineveh. The

a jealous he knoweth them that trust in him.

God, and al 8 But with an over-running fluod I book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.

a Ex.20.5.

he will make an utter end of the 2 1 God is jealous, a and the LORD

place thereof, and darkness shall revengetii; b the LORD revengeth, 2 that hath pursue his enemies. and 2 is furious; the LORD will take fury. 19 What do ye imagine against the vengeance on his adversaries, and 3 stand up. LORD ? he will make an utter end : he reserveth wrath for his enemies. w w w afliction shall not rise Up the

3 The LORD is slow to anger, and 4 strength. second time. great in power, and will not at all 5 counsellor 10 For while they be folden toacouit the wicked: the LORD hath of Beial. gether as thorns, and while they are huis way in the whirlwind and in 6 or, if they drunken as drunkards, they shall the storm, and the clouds are the

I would have be devoured as stubble fully dry. dust of his feet.

been at ll There is one come out of thee, 4 He rebuketh the sea, and maketh

peace, so that imagineth evil against the it dry, and drieth up all the rivers :

should they LORD, a 5 wicked counsellor.

have been Bashan languisheth, and Carmel;

many, and

12 Thus saith the LORD; 6 Though and the flower of Lebanon languish

80 should

they be quiet, and likewise many, eth.

yet thus shall they be 7 cut down, 5 The mountains quake at him,

been shorn, when he shall pass through and the hills melt, and the earth is and he 'Though I have afficted thee, I will burned at his presence, yea, the should have afflict thee no more. world, and all that dwell therein.

| 13 For now will I break his yoke 6 Who can stand before his indig- away. from off thee, and will burst thy nation ? and who can 3 abide in the shorn. bonds in sunder. fierceness of his anger ? his fury is

| 14 And the LORD hath given a


The armies of God.


The ruin of Nineveh. commandment concerning thee,! B. C. 713. | 12 The lion did tear in pieces that no more of thy name be sown:

enough for his whelps, and stranout of the house of thy gods will I

c Is.52.7.

l 59 gled for his lionesses, and filled his cut off the graven image and the

holes with prey, and luis dens with molten image: I will make thy 8 feast. ravin. grave; for thou art vile.

13 Behold, I am against thee, saith 15 Behold cupon the mountains 9 Belial. the LORD of hosts, and I will burn the feet of him that bringeth good d.29.78 her chariots in the smoke, and the tidings, that publisheth peace! O

sword shall devour thy young lions: Judah, 8 keep thy solemn feasts, (CHAP. 2.) and I will cut off thy prey from the perform thy vows: for the wicked

earth, and the voice of thy messenshall no more pass through thee ;)

1 or, The dis

gers shall no more be heard.

perser, or, he is utterly d cut off.


hammer. CHAPTER II.

11 The miserable ruin of Nineveh : 8 Judah and Israel being punished, 2 or, pride. No power able to resist God: 15 God sendeth fearful armies against

Their sudden destruction their enemies.

3 dyed.

N o a to the 1 bloody city! it is ITEI that dasheth in pieces isor, fiery.

V all full of lies and robbery ; Il come up before thy face : keep...

the prey departeth not; the munition, watch the way, make their show. 2 The noise of a whip, and the thy loins strong, fortify thy power 6 or.collants noise of the rattling of the wheels, mightily.

and of the prancing horses, and of 2 For the LORD hath turned away covering, the jumping chariots. the 2 excellency of Jacob, as the 2 or, coverer. 3 The horseman lifteth up both excellency of Israel: for the emp

the 2 bright sword and the glittertiers have emptied them out, and 1° or, molen. ir spear; and there is a multitude marred their vine branches. 9 or, that of slain, and a great number of car

3 The shield of his mighty men is which was casses; and there is none end of made red, the valiant men are 3 in established, their corpses; they stumble upon scarlet: the chariots shall be with 4 or, there their corpses: flanung torches in the day of his was a stand 4 Because of the multitude of the preparation, and the fir trees shall made. whoredoms of the well-favored be terribly shaken.

10 discovered. harlot, the mistress of witchcrafis. 4 The chariots shall rage in the

that selleth nations through her streets, they shall justle one

11 or, from

whoredoms, and families through against another in the broad ways:

the days

her witclicrafts. 5 they shall seem like torches, they

that she

1 5 Behold I am against thee, saith. shall run like the lightnings.

hath been,

the LORD of hosts; and I will dis5 He shall recount hig 6 worthies: 12 or, cause cover thy skirts upon thy face, and they shall stunıble in their walk; them to I will show the nations thy nakedthey shall make haste to the wall turn. ness, and the kingdoms thv shame thereof, and the defence shall be 13 or. and

| 6 And I will cast abominable filt!ı

And I will cast abominan prepared.

upon thee, and make thce vile, and 6 The gates of the rivers shall be nite store. will set thee as a gazing-stock. opened, and the palace shall be 8

17 And it shall come to pass, that dissolved.

18 OJ all they that look upon thee shall 7 And 9 Huzzab shall be 10 led desire.

flee from thee, and say, Nineveh is away captive, she shall be brought a Zep.2.13. laid waste : who will bemoan her: up, and her maids shall lead her as with the voice of doves, tabering

whence shall I seek comforters for mm

thee? upon their breasts.

(CHAP. 3.) 8 Art thou better than 3 populous 8 But Nineveh is 11 of old like a a Eze 24.9. No, that was situate among the pool of water; yet they shall fiee away. Stand, stand, shall they cry;

rivers, that had the waters round 1 city of

about it, whose rampart was the but none shall 12 look back.

sea, and her wall was from the sea? 9 Take ye the spoil of silver, take,” flane of the 9 Ethiopia and Egypt were her the spoil of gold ; 13 for there is none sword, and strength, and it was infinite; Put end of the store and glory out of all

the lighten and Lubim were 4 thy helpers. the 14 pleasant furniture.

ing of the 10 Yet was she carried away, she 10 She is empty, a and void, and


went into captivity: her young chilwaste : and the heart melteth, and 3 No-Amon, dren also were dashed b in pieces the knees smite together, and much or, 10ur at the top of all the streets and pain is in all loins, and the faces of ishing.

they cast lots c for her honourable them all gather blackness.

4 in thy help. men, and all her great men were 11 Where is the dwelling of the



Ps. 137.8.9. bound in chains. lions, and the feeding-place of the

c Joel 3.3.

il Thou also shalt be drunken:d young lions, where the lion, even

thou shalt be hid, thou also shalt The old lion, walked, and the lion's d Je.25.17-27. seek strength because of the enewhelp, and none made them afraid?

- my.

Habakkuk complaineth.

HABAKKUK, 1. Fearful vengeance shown. 12 All thy strong holds shall be like B. C. 713. chants above the stars of heaven: fig trees e with the first-ripe figs :

the canker-worm 5 spoileth, and If they be shaken, they shall evenle Re.6.13. fleeth away. fall into the mouth of the eater. 13 Behold, thy people in the midst

| 17 Thy crowned are as the locusts, otr Je.51.30.

and thy captains as the great grassof thee are women if the gates of g Ps. 147. 13.

hoppers, which camp in the hedges thy land shall be set wide open h Joel 2.25. in the cold day, but when the sun unto thine enemies: the fire shall m ariseth they flee away, and their devour thy bars. I

sor, spread place is not known where they are. li Draw thee waters for the siege,l eth himself. 18 Thy shepherds slumber, 10 fortify thy strong holds: go into i Ps. 76.6. king of Assyria: kthy 6 nobles shall clay, and tread the mortar, make Ege 313. dwell in the dust: thy people is scatstrong the brick-kiin.


tered l upon the mountains, and 10 15 There shall the fire devours

U 5 or, valiant man gathereth them. " thee; the sword shall cut thee oft,

19 There is no 7 healing of thy it shall eat thee up like the canker-,

bruise; thy wound is grievous: all worm: h make thyself many as the

that hear the bruit of thee shall canker-worm, make thyself many

W wrinkling. plan the hands over th

8. clap the hands over thee: for upon as the locusts.

m Re. 18,2,3, whom m hath not thy wickedness 16 Thou hast multipliec! thy mer

- passed continually?

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B. C. 626. 9 They shall come all for violence: 1 Unto Habakkuk, complaining of the

- 5 their faces shall sup up as the ininuity of the land, 5 is showed a La.3.8. least wind, and they shall gather the fearful vengcance by the Chal- 1 or, wrested. the captivity as the sand. deans.

1 Is.29.14. 10 And they shall scoff at the THE burden which Habakkuk..

c Fulfilled kings, and the princes shall be a 1 the prophet did see.

2Ch.36.6. scorn unto them, they shall deride 2 0 LORD, How long shall I cry, and thou a wilt not hear! even cry

every strong hold; for they shall : 2 breadths.

* heap dust, and take it. put unto thee of violence, and thou 3 or, from ll Then shall his mind change, wit not save!

em shall and he shall pass over, and offend, 3 Why dost thou show me iniquity,

proceed the

une imputing this his power unto his and calise me to behole grievance?


ment: god. for spoiling and violence are before

of these, and cap

12 T Art thou not from everlastme : and there are that raise up

tivity of

ing, O LORD my God, mine Holy strife and contention.

One ? we shall not die. LORD, 4 Therefore the law is slacked, se

Cl, 1 sharp.

thou hast ordained them for judg. and judgment doth never go forth:

ment; and, O mighty 6 God, thou for the wicked doth compass about

5 or, the sub hast 7 established them for Correc the righteous; therefore I wrong

ping of

tion. judgment proceedeth.

their faces. 13 Thou art of purer eres than to 5 Behold ye among the heathen,

or, their behold evil, and canst not look oso and regard, and wonder marvel-l faces shall liniquity : wherefore lookest Bously: for 6 I will work a work in look toward upon them that deal treacherously, your days, which ye will not believe, the east. and holdest thy tongue when though it be told you.

Heb. the wicked devoureth the man that 6 For, lo, I raise up the c Chal Opposition more righteous than he? cleans, that bitter and hasty nation,

14 And makest men as the fishes which shall march through the 2

of the sea, as the 9 creepiug things, breadth of the land, to possess the

thal ward the

that have no ruler over them! dwelling-places that are not their's.


| 15 They take up all of them with 7 They are terrible and dreadful :

the angle, they catch them in their 3 their judgment and their dignity founded. net, and gather them in shall proceed of themselves. 8 or, griev- drag: therefore they reju

8 Their horses also are swifter ance. are glad. than the leopards, and are more 49 or moriny 16 Therefore d they sache serce than the evening wolves: 10 or, flue net. their ne ind their horsemen shall spread d Is jo. 13-15, their drags , Deo

1110 or fue net. Itheir net, and burn incense unto themselves, and their horsemen 11 fat, or, shall come from far; they shall fly dainty. plenteous. as the eagle that hasteth to eat.

efore they rejoice an:

Cause by them their

portion is fat, and their meat

17 Shall they therefore empty their

The judgment upon the HABAKKUK, II, III. Chaldeans for their sins. net, and not spare continually to B. C. 626. 15 T Wo unto him that giveth his slay the nations?

neighbour drink, that puttest thy CHAPTER II.

(CHAP. 2.) bottle to him, and makest him The judgment upon the Chaldeans 1 fenced

drunken also, that thou mayest for their sins.


look on their nakedness! T WILL stand upon my watch, a Ps.83.8.

1 16 Thou art filled 14 with shamed and set me upon the 1 tower,

for glory: drink thou also, and let

2 or, in me. and a will watch to see what he

thy foreskin be uncovered: the will say unto me, and what I upon my cupe of the LORD's right hand shall shall answer 3 when I am re

reproof, or, be turned unto thee, and shameful

arguing, proved.

or, when i Spueig shall be on thy glory. 2 And the LORD answered me,

am argued

17 For the violence of Lebanon and said, Write the vision, and


shall cover thee, and the spoil of make it plain upon tables, that he 1 JH0.3.36.

beasts, which made them afraid, may run that readeth it.

because of men's blood, and for the

* or, How 3 For the vision is yet for an ap

violence of the land, of the city, pointed time, but at the end it shall!

1 much more.

and of all that dwell therein. speak, and not lie : though it tary. or, Ho, he. 18 T What profiteth the graven wait for it, because it will surely c 15.38.1. image, that the maker thereof hath come, it will not tarry.

6 bloods. graven it; the molten image, and a 4 Behold, his soul which is lifted 1 or, gaineth teacher of lies, that the 15 maker up is not upright in him: but b the an evil gain. of his work trusteth therein, to just shall live by his faith.

8 palm of the make dumb idols? 594 Yea also, because he trans- hand, | 19 Wo unto him that saith to the gresseth by wine, he is a proud man, sor. Diece. or. wood, Awake; to the dumb stone, heither keepeth at home, who en-l fastening. Arise, it shall teach! Behold, It is largeth his desire as hell, and is as '10 Or witnes laid over with gold and silver, and death, and cannot be satisfied, but against there is a breath at all in the midst gathereth unto him all nations, and 11 Woods. heapeth unto him all people :

20 But the LORD is in his holy 6 Shall not all these take up a "sorgin vain. temple : f 16 let all the earth keep parable against him, and a taunting 113 eyr, by silence before him. proverb against him, and say. 5 Wo knowing

CHAPTER III. to him that increaseth that which is


1 Habakkuk's prayor. 3 He trembleth not his! how long? and to him that w e

at God's majesty, 7 The stability ladeth himself with thick clay! or, more of his faith. Shall they not rise up suddenly

Tentul with shame A PRAYER of Habakkuk the that shall bite thee, and awake that

than with. A

A prophet 1 upon Shigionoth. shall vex thee, and thou shalt be a

halt be d Phi.3.19. 20 LORD. I have heard thy for booties into them?

e Je.25.27-29.2 speech, and was aíraid: 0 LORD, 8 Because c thou hast spoiled ": fashioner 3 revive a thy work in the midst of many nations, all the remnant of of his the years, in the midst of the years the people shall spoil thee; because fashion make known; in wrath remember of men's 6 blood, and for the vio- Ps.11.14. mercy. lence of the land, of the city, and of 26 be silontall 3 T God came from 4 Teman, and all that dwell therein.

the earth. Ithe Holy One from mount Paran. 97 Wo to him that coveteth) (CHAP. 3.) Selah. His glory covered the heaan evil covetousness to his house, or, accord: vens, and the earth was full of his that he may set his nest on high,

in to vari praise. that he may be delivered from the able songs, 4 And his brightness was as the power of evil?

called in

light, he had 5 horns coming out of 10 Thou hast consulted shame to be as hand, and there was the hiding Thy house by cutting off many peo- Shivionotk. of his power. ple, and hast sinned against thy 2 report, os, 5 Beiore non vent soul

1 hearing and burning 6 coals went forth at 11 For the stone shall cry out of 3 or, prestrve leis feet. the wall, and the beam out of altue. 1 6 He stood, and measured the the tinuber shall 10 answer it. a Jno.10.10. earth: he beheld, and drove asun

12 7 Wo to him that buildeth a the soilth. der the nations, and the everlasttown with 11 blood, and establish- pr, bright ling mountains were scattered, the eth a city by iniquity!

bcams out perpetual hills did bow: his ways b 13 Behold, is 2 Rot of the Lord of this side. are everlasting hosts that the people shall labour

Sor, diseases,

7 I saw the tents of 7 Cushan 8 in

De.32.21. lu the very fire, and the people shall e, in unt peopres M1.5.2.

afriction : ond the curtains of the weary themselves 12 for very vanity! 1 Ethiopia,

land of Midian did tremble.

na 14 for the earth shall be filled 8 OL. der 8 Was the LORD displeased against 13 with the knowledge of the glory aliction. the rivers ? was thine anger against of the LORD, as the waters cover! or, vanity. She rivers ? was thy wrath againsu the sea.

the sea, that thou didst ride upon

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