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3. Anithe remuant ihat is escaped of the 11 I said, I shall not see the Lord, even the house of Juilah shall again lake root down. Lord, in the land of the living : I shall behold ward, and bear fruit upward:
man no more with the inhabitants of the world. 32 For out of Jerusalein shall go forili a 1? Mine age is departed, and is removed remnant, and tliey that escape out of mount from me as a shepherd's tent: I have cut off Zion. the zeal of the Lord of hosts shall do like a weaver mv life; he will cut me off with
pining sickness: from day even to night wilt 33 Therefore thus sailli the LORD concern-thou make an end of me. ing the king of Assyria, He shall not come 13 I reckoned till morning, that, as a lion, into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor so will he break all my bones: !rom day even come before it with shields, nor cast a bank to night wilt thou make an end of me. against it.
14 Like a crane, or a swallow, so did 1 31 By the way that he came, by the same chatter: I did mourn as a dove; mine eyes shall be return, and shall not come into this fail with looking upward: O Lord, I am op city, saith the LORD.
pressed ; undertake for me. 35 For I will defend this city to save it, for' 15 What shall I say? he haili both spoken un mine own sake, and for my servant David'sjro me, and himselt liath done it: I shall go sake.
softly all my years in the bitterness of my soul. 36 1 Then the angel of the LORD went forth, 16 O Lori), by these things men live, and and smole in the camp of the Assyrians an in all these things is the life of my spirit : so bundred and fourscore and five thousand : will thou recover me, and make me to live. and when they arose early in the inorning, 17 Behold, for peace I had great bitterness; behold, ihey were all dead corpses. but thou hast in love to my soul delivered it
37 ! So Sennacherib king of Assyria de- from the pit of corruption : for thou hast cast farted, and went and returned, and dwelt all my sins behind thy back. at Ninevels.
19 For the grave cannot praise thee; death 38 And it came to pass, as he was worship can not celebrate thee; they that go down ping in the house of Nisrochi his god, that into the pit cannot hope for thy truth. Adrammelech and Sharezer lois suns smote 19 The living, the living, he shall praise him with the sword; and they escaped into thee, as I do this day; the father to the chilibe land of Armeria : and Esar-liaddon his dren shall make known thy truth. son reigned in his slead.
20 The LORD wus ready to save me: there CHAP. XXXVIII.
fore we will sing my songs to the stringed inAnd Isaiah the prophet, the son of Ainoz, of the Lord. came unto him, and said unto him, Thus 21 For Isaiah had said, Let them take a saith the LORI, Settine house in order: for lump of figs, and lay it for a plaster upon the thon slialt die, and not live.
boil, and he shall recover. 2 Then Hezekiah turned his face toward ? Hezekiah also had said, What is the sign the wall, and prayed unto tie LORI), that I shall go up to the house “ the LORD? 3 And said. Remember now, O LORI), I
CHAP. XXXIX. beseech thee, how I have walked before thee T that time Merodach-baladan, the son done that which is good in thy siglit: and and a present tó Hezekiah: for he had heard Hezekiah wept sore.
that lie had been sick, and was recovered. 1 Then came the word of tho LORD to 2 And Hezekiah was glad of them, and Isaiah, saying,
shewed them the house of his precious things, 5 Go and say to Hezekialı, Thus saith the the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and Lorn, the Goil of David thy father, I have the precious ointment, and all the house of heard thy praver, I have seen thy ears : he- lis ar muur, and all that was found in his hold, I will add unto bly days fifteen years. treasures : ihere was nothing in his house.
6 And I will deliver thee and this city out nor in all liis dominion, that Hezekialı shew of the hanıl of the king of Assyria : and I will ed them not. defend this cits.
3 $ Then came Isaiah the prophet unio 7 And this shall be a sign unto thee from king Hezekiahi, and said unto him, ' bat said the Lord, that the LORD will do this thing these mer and from whence caine they unto that lie bath ypoken :
thee? And Hezekiah said, They are come from 8 Behold, I will bring again the shadow of a far country unto me, even from Babylon. the degrees which is gone down in the sun. 4. Then said he', What have they seen in dial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward. So the tine nou e? Ani Hezekialı answered, All sur returned ten degrees, by which degrees that is in mine house bave they seen; there it was gone down.
is nothing among my treasures that'l have 91 The writing or Hezekiah ki:ng of Ju- not sbewed them. dah, when he had been sick, and was re 5 Then said Isaiah to Hezekiah, Heart'se covered of his sickness;
word of the Lord of hosts; 10 I said in the cutting off of my days, 1 6 Belelll, the days come, that all that is shall go to the gates of the grave: I am de- in thine house, and that which thy fathers erived cr thc residue of ny yers.
have laid up in store im'il this day, suall be
days of our life in thể liouse
commit thy government into his hand; and, 15 And it shall come lo pass in that day, thal he shall be a father to the indiabitants of Je- Tyre shall he forgotten seventy years, accordrusalem, and to the house of Judali. ing to the days of one king: after the end of
22 And the key of the house of David will eventy years shall Tyre sing as an karlot. [ay upon his shoulder: sobe slialloper, and 16 Take an harp, go about the city, thou nonie shall shut; and he shall shul, and none harlot that last been forgotten ; make sweet shall open.
melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest 23 And I will fasten liim as a nail in a sure be remembered. place; and he shall be for a glorious throne 17 ! And it shall come to pass, after the io his father's house.
end of seventy years, that the LORD will visit 21 And they shall hang upon him all the Tyre, and she shall turn to her bire, and glory of his father's house. the offspring and shall commit forvication with all the king. ile issue, all vessels of small quantity, from doms of the world upon the face of the earth. the vessels of cups, even to all the vesseis of 13 And ber merchandise and her hire shall tlagons.
he holiness to the LORD: it shall not be trea25 in that day, saith the Lord of hosts, shall sured nor laid up; for her merchandise shall the nail that is fastened in the sure place be be for them that dwell before the LORD, 10 removed, and be cut down, and fall; and the eat sufficiently, and for duralıle clothing. burden that was upon it shall be cut off : for
CHAP. XXIV. the Lord hath spoken il. CHAP. XXIII.
empty, and maketh it waste, and lurnTarshish; for it is laid waste, so that the inhabitants thereof. there is no house, no entering in : from the 2 And it shall be, as with the people, so land of Chiltim it is revealed io them. with the priest; as with the servant, so with
2 Be still, ye inhabitants of the isle ; thou his master; as with the maid, so with her whom the merchants of Zidon, that pass over mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller, the sea, have replenished.
as with the lender, so with the lorrower; as 3. And hy great waters the seed of Sihor, with the taker of usury, so with the giver of the harvest of the river, is her revenue; and usury to him. she is a mart of nations.
3 The land shall be utterly emptied, and 4 Be thou ashamed, 0 Zidon; for the sea utterly spoiled : for the Lord haili spoken hath spoken, eren the strengtle of the sea, this word. saying, I travail uot, nor bring forth chil. 4 The eartb inourneth, and sadeth away i dren, neither do I nourish up young men, nor the world languishetli, and fadeth away; the bring up virgins.
haughly people of the earth do languish. 5 As ai the report concerning Egypt, so shall 5 Tbe earth also is defiled under the inha. they be sorely pained at the report of Tyre. bitanes thereof; because they have transgress
6 Pass ye over to Tarshish ; howl, ye in- ed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken habitants of the isle.
the everlasting covenant. 7 Is this your joyous city, whose antiquity 6 Therefore bath the curse devoured the is of ancient days? her own feet shall carry earth, and they that dwell therein are desoher afar off to sojourn.
late: therefore the inhabitants of the earth 8 Who hath taken this counsel against are burned, and few men left. Tyre, the crowning city, whose merchants 7 Tlie new wine mourneth, the vine lanare princes, whose traffickers are the honour- guisheth, all the merry-liearted do sigh. able of the earth?
8 The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise 9 The Lord of hosts hath purposed it. to or them tbat rejoice endelli, the joy of the atain the pride of all glory, and to bring into harp ceaseth. contempt all the lionourable of the earth. 9 They shall not drink wine with a song :
10 Pass through thv land as a river, Ostrong drink shall be biller to them that daughter of Tarsliish : there is no niore drink it. strength.
10 Tbe city of confusion is broken down: ille stretched out his hand over the sea ; every liouse is shut up, that no man may hoe shook the kingdoms: the Loru hatlı given come in. a commandment against the merchant-ciły, !! There is a crying for wine in the streets : in destroy the strong holds thereof. all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land is
12 And he said, Thou shalt no more rejoice, gone. O thou oppressed virgin, daughter of Zidon : 12 In the city is left desolation, and the arise, pass over to Chillim ; There also shale gate is smilten with destruction, tou have no rest.
13 | When thus it shall be in the midst of 13 Behold the land of the Chaldeans: this the land among the people, there shall be as people was not, till the Assyrian founded it the shaking of an olive-tree, and as the gleanfor item that dwell in the wilderness: they ing-grapes when the vintage is done. Eet up the towers thereof, they raised up
thie 14 They shall lift up their voice, they shall palaces thereof; and be brougit illo ruin. sing for the majesty of the LORI), they shall
14 Howl, ye ships of Tarshish: for your cry aloud from ibe sea.
he earth were afraid, drew near, and came. 23 Shew the things that are to come here
6 They helped every one his neighbour, faster, that we may know that ye are gods. and every one said to his brother, Be of good vea, do good, or do evil, that we may be rcourage.
(dismayed, and behold it together. 7 So de carpenter encouraged the gold 2+ Beliold, ye are of nothing, and your smith, and he that smootheth with the ham work of noughi: an abomination is he that mer him that smote the anvil, saying, It is chooseth you. ready for the sodering: and he fastened i 25 I have raised up one from the north, and with nails, that it should not be moved. he shall come: from the rising of the sun
8 But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob shall he call upon my name; and he shall wliom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham come upon princes aš upon mortar, and as my friend.
the potter treadeth clay. 9 Thou whom I have taken from the ends 26 Who batla declared from the beginning, of the earth, and called thee from the chief that we may know ? and before time, that men thereof, and said unto thee, thou art we may say, He is righteous ? yea, there is my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast none that shewetli; yea, there is none tha thee away.
declareth ; yea, there is none that heareth 10 l Fear thou not; for I am with thee: your words. be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will 27 The first shall say to Zion, Behold, bestrengthen tliee ; yea, I will help thee; yea, bo!d them: and I will give to Jerusalem one I will uphold thee with thie riglii hand of my ibat bringeth good tidings. righteousness.
28 For I beheld, and there was no man: 11 Behold, all they that were incensed even among them, and there was no coun againsi thee shall be ashamed and confound-sellor, that, when I asked of thein, could an at they shall be as nothing; and they that swer a word. strive with thee shall perish.
29 Behold, they are all vanity; their works 1. Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find are nothing their molten images are wind them, even tiłem that contended with thre: and confusion. they that war against thee shall be as no
CHAP. XLII. thing, and as a ibing of nought.
13 For I the LORD thy God will hold tliv mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth: right hand, saying into thee, Fear not; I will have put my Spirit upon him; he shall help thee,
bring forul judgment to the Gentiles. it Fear not. Jorm Jacob, and ve men 2 He shall not cry, nor lilt up, nor cause or is.v
velp thee, saith the LORD, Lluis voice to be lieard in the street. and thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel. A bruised reed shall he not break, and
15 Behold, I will make thee a new sharp smoking flax shall he not quench : he thrashing instrument having teelli: thou shall al bring forth judgment unto iruth. trash the mountains, and beat them small, 4 'He shall not fail
nor be discouraged, till and shalt make the bills as chaff.
he leve set judgment in the earth: and the 16 Thou shalt lan thein, and the wind shall isles shall wait for his law, carry them away, and the whirlwind shall 5. Thus saith God the LORD, he that scalier them: and thou shalt rejoice in the created the heavens, and stretched them out, Lory and shalt glory in the HolyOne of Israel. be that spread forth the earth, and thai
17 When tlie poor and needy seek water, which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath and there is none, and their tongue faileth for unto the people upon it, and spirit to them thirst, I the Lord will hear them, 1 the God that walk therein: of Israel will not forsake them.
61 the Lord have called thee in righte18 I will open rivers in high places, and ousness, and will hold thine hand, and will fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of make the wilderness a pool of water, and the the people, for a light of the Gentiles; dry land springs of water.
7 To'open the blind eyes, to bring out the 19 I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, prisoners from the prison, and them ihat sit in the shillali-tree, and the myrtle, and the oil- darkness out of the prison-bouse. tree; I will set in the desert the fir-tree, and 81 an the LORD; that is my name: and the pine, and the box-tree together; my glory will I not give to another, neither
20 That they may see, and know, and con my praise to graven images. sider, and understand together, thaithe hand 9 Behold, the former things are come to of the Loru hath done this, and the Holy pass, and new things do I declare : before One of Israel hath created it.
they spring forth I tell you of them. 21 1 Produce your cause, saith the LORD : 10 Sing unto the LORD a new song, ana bring forth your strong reasons, saith the his praise from the end of the earth, ye that King of Jacob.
go down to the sea, and all that is therein; 22 let them fring them forth, and shew as the isles, and the inhabitants thereof. what shall happen : let them shew the former 11 Lei the wilderness and the cities thereof things, what they be, that we may consider lift up their roice, the villages that Kedar doth them, and know the latter end of them; or inhabit : let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let declare us things for to come.
them shout from the top of the mountains
12 Let them give glory unto the LORD, 5 Fear not; for, am with thee : I will and declare his praise in the islands. bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee
13 ! The Lord shall go forth as a mighty from the west ; man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of 6 I will say to the north, Give up; and to war: he shall cry ; vea, roar; he shall pre- the south, Keep not back : bring my song vail against his enemies.
from far, and my daughters from the ends 14 I have long time holden my peace ; 1 of the earth ; have been still, and refrained myself : now 7 Even every one that is called by my name will I cry like a travailing woman; I will for I have created bim for my glory, I bave destroy and devour at once.
formed him; yea, I have made him. 15 I will make waste mountains and hills, 81 Bring forth the blind people that have and dry up all their herbs; and I will make eyes, and the deaf that have ears. the rivers islands, and I will dry up the pools. 9 Let all the nations be gathered together,
16 And I will bring the blind hy a way that and let the people be assembled : who among they knew not; I will lead thein in paths them can declare this, and shew us former that they have not known: I will make dark. things ? let them bring forth their witnesves, ness light before them, and crooked things that they may be justified; or let them hear, straight. These things will I do unto them, and say, It is truth. and not forsake them.
10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, 17 They shall be turned back, they shall be and my servant whom I have chosen ; that yo greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, may know and believe me, and understand üiat say to the molten images, Ye are our gods. thai I om he: before me there was no God
18 1 Hear, ye deaf ; and look, ye blind, formed, neither shall there be after me. that ye may see.
11 I, even I, am the LORD; and besides mo 19 Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, there is no saviour. as my messenger tha! I sent? who is blind as 12 I have declared, and have saved, and I he liiat is perfect, and blind as the Lord's have shewed, when there was no strange god servant ?
among you : therefore ye are iny witnesses, 20 Seeing many things, but thou observest saith the Lord, that I am God. not ; opening the ears, but he heareth not. 13 Yea, before the day was I am he ; and
21 The Lord is well pleased for his righ- there is none that can deliver out of my hand teousness' sake; he will magnify the law, I will work, and who shall let it?. and make it honourable.
14 1 Thus saith the LORD, your Redeemer 22 But this is a people robbed and spoiled; the Holy One of Israel, For your sake I have they are all of them snared in holes, and they sent lo Babylon, and have brought down at are hid in prison-houses: they are for a preys (their nobles, and the Chaldeans, whose cry and none delivereth ; for a spoil and no is in the ships. saith, Restore.
15 I am the LORD, your Holy One, llie 23 Who among you will give ear to this ?|Creator of Israel, your King. who will hearken, and hear for the time to 16 Thus saith the LORD, which maketh a come ?
way in the sea, and a path in the mighty 24 Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel waiers ; to the robbers ? did not the LORD, he against 17 Which bringeth forth the chariot and whom we have sinned? for they would nou horse, the army, and the power; they shall walk in his ways, neither were they obedient lie down together, they shall not rise they unto his law,
are extinct, they are quenched as low. 25 Therefore he hath poured upon him the 18 ! Remember ye not the former things, fury of his anger, and the strength of battle: neither consider the things of old. and it hath set him on fire round about, yet 19 Behold, I will do a new thing: now it be knew not; and it burned him; yet he laid shall spring forth ; shall ye not know it? I it not to heart.
will even make a way in the wilderness, ano CHAP. XLII.
rivers in the desert.
20 The beast of the field shall lionour nie, Buenow Shausomaith the Lord that created
thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, the dragons arid the owls: because I girewa. O Israel, Fear not: for I have recieemed thee, ters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, I have cailed thee hy thy name; thou art mine. to give drink to my people, my chosen.
2 When thou passes through the waters, I 21 This people have I formed for myself; will be with thee; and througli the rivers, they they shall shew forth my praise. shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest $2 1 But thou hast not called upon me, () through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; Jacob; but thou hast been weary of me, o neither shall the fame kindle upon thee. Israel.
3 For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy 23 Thou hast not brought me the small One of Israel, thy Saviour: 1 gave Egypt for cattle of thy burnt-offerings, neither hast thou thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee. hououred me with thy sacrifices: I have not
4 Since thou wast precious in niy sight, caused thee to serve with an offering, nor thou hast been honourable, and I bave loved wearied thee with incense. thee : therefore will I give men for thee, and 24 Thou hast bought me no swee! cane
the fact of thy sacrifices ; but thou last made man, according to the beauty of a man; that me to serve with thy sins, thou hast wearied it may remain
in the house. me with thine iniquities.
14 he heweth bin down cedars, and taketh 25 l, even I, am he that blotteth out thy the cypress and the oak, which he strength. transgressions for mine own sake, and will eneth for himself among the trees of the not remember thy sins.
forest : he planteth an asli, and the rain doth 26 Put me in remembrance ; let us plead nourish it. logether : declare thou, that thou mayest be 15 Then shall it be for a man to burn: for justified.
he will take thereof, and warm himself; yea, 97 Thy first father hath sinned, and thy he kindleth it, and baketh bread; yea, le kachers have transgressed against me. maketh a god, and worshippeth i!: he maketh
28 Therefore I have profaned the princes it a graven image, and falleth down thereto. l the sanctuary, and have given Jacob to 16 He burneth part thereof in the fire ; die curse, and Israel to reproaches. with part thereof he eateth flesh; he roastCHAP. XLIV.
eth roast, and is satisfied; yea, lie warmeih
t; Israel, whom chosen
seen the fire : 2 Thus saith the LORD that made thee, 17 And the residue thereof he maketli a god, and formed thee from the womb, which will even his graven image: he falleth down unto help thee ; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant ; it, and worshippeth it, and prayeth unto it, and thou, Jesorun, whom I have chosen. and saith, Deliver me ; for thou art my god.
3 For I will pour water upon him that is 18 They have not known nor understood : eliirsty, and Acous upon the dry ground : 1 for he liath shut their eyes, that they cannot will pour my Spirit upon thy seed, and my see; and their hearts, ihat they cannot unblessing upon thine offspring :
derstand. 4 And ihey shall spring up as among the 19 And none considereth in his heart, neigrass, as willows by the water-courses. ther is there knowledge nor understanding to
5 One shall say, I am the Lord's; and an- say, I have burned part of it in the fire ; yea, vither shall call himses by the name of Jacob; also I bave baked bread upon the coals there. rand another shall subscribe with his hand un- of; I have roasted fleshi, and eaten it; and shall
o the LORD, and surname himself by the I make the residue thereof an abomination ? name of Israel.
shall I fall down to the stock of a tree? 6 Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, 20. He feedeth on aslies: a deceived heart and his Redeemer the Lord of hosts; I am hath turned him aside, that he cannot deli. the first, and I am the last ; and besides ine ver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my there is no God.
sight hand? 7 And who, as I, shall call, and shall de 21 1 Remember these, O Jacob and Is. elare it, and set it in order for me, since ) rael; for thou art my servant: 1 bave formed appointed the ancient people? and the things thee; thou art my servant : 0 Israel, thou llat are coming, and shall come, let them shall not be forgotien of me. shew unto them.
22 I have bloited out, as a thick cloud, tly, 8 Fear ye not, neither be afraid : have not transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: reI told thee from that time, and have decla- turn unto me; for i have redeemed thee. red il ? ye are even my witnesses. Is there 23 Sing, O ye heavens ; for the Lord hath a God besides me ? yea, there is no God ; done il ; shout, ye lower parts of the earth; know not any:
break forth into singing, ye mountains, O 91 They that make a graven image are forest, and every tree therein : for the LORD all of them vanity; and their delectable bath redeemed Jacob, and glorified limself wings shall not profit; and tbey are their in Israel. owl witnesses : they see not, nor know ; 24 Thus saith the Lord, thy Redeemer, that they may be ashamed.
and be that formed thee from the won:l), 10 Who hath forined a god, or molten a I am the LORD that maketh all things; thai Elaven image thul is profitable for no- stretcheth forth the heavens alone that ihing?
spreadeth abroad the earth by myself; 11 Behold, all his follows shall be ashamed; 25 That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and the workmen, they are of meu: let them and maketh diviners mad; that turnelli wise ali be gatiered iogetlier, let them stand up ; men backward, and maketh their kuowledge yet they shall lear, anud they shall be ashamed foolish; iogether.
26 That confirmeth the word of his ser 12 The smith with the longs both worketh vant, and performeth the counsel of his mes. in the coals, and fashioneth ii with hainmers, sengers ; that saith to Jerusalem, Thou shalt and worketh it with the strength of his arms: be inbabited ; and to the cities of Judalı, Ye yea, he is hungry, and his strength sailetis : shall be built; and I will raise up the decayed he drinketh no water, and is faini. places thereof :
13 The carpenter stretchell out his rule, 27 That sail to the deep, Be dry, and I be marketh ii out with a line, le filleth iiwili dry up thy rivers ; with planes, and he marketh it out with the 28 That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, srmpass, and maketh it after the figure of a land shall perform all my pleasure ; even sayı