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recording to his own will,and none shall stand shall place ine abomination that maketh debefore him ; auci he shall stand in the glorious solate. land, which by his hand shall be consumed. 32 And such as do wickedly against the

17 He shall also set his face to enter with covenant shall he corrupt by Harteries : but the strength of liis ubole kingdom, and up- the people that do know their God shall be right ones with him; thus shall he do: and strong, and do exploits. he shall give him the daughter of women, 33 And they that understand amoug the corrupting her; but she shall not stand on people shall instruct many; yet they shall fali bis side, neither be for him.

by the sword, and hy flame, by captivity, 18 Afier this shall he turn his face unto and by spoil, many days. the isles, and shall take many: but a prince 34 Now, when they shall fall, they shall for his own behall shall cause the reproach be holpen with a little help : but many shali offered by him to cease ; without his own cleave to them with flatteries. reproach he shall cause it to turn upon bim. 35 And some of them of understanding

19 Then he shall turn his face toward the shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and is fort of his own land: but he shall stumble, make them white, eren to the time of the and tall, and not be found.

end: because it is yet for a time appointed. 20 Then shall stand up in his estale a rais 36 | And the king shall do according to his er of taxes in the glory of the kingdom: but will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify within few days he shall be destroyed, himself above every god, and shall speak mar. neither in anger, nor in batile.

vellous things against the God of gods, and 21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile per- shall prosper till the indignation be accomson, to whom they shall not give the honourplished: for that that is determined shall be of the kingdom: but he shall come in peace-done. ably, and obtain the kingdom by flaueries. 37 Neither shall he regard ıhe God ofhista

22 And with the arms of a flood shall they thers, nor the desire of women, nor regarlany be overtlown from before-him, and shall be god: for he shall magnify himself above all. brohen; yea, also the prince of the covenant. 33 But in bis estate shall be honour the God

23 And after the league muule with him of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew he shall work deciưully: for he shall come not shall be honour with gold, and silver, and up, and shall become strong with a small with precious stones, and pleasant things. pecp!e.

39 Thus shall he do in the most strong * He shall enter peaceably even upon the holds with a strange god, whom he shall fattest places of the province; and he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and do that which his fathers have not done, nor he shall cause them to rule over many, and kis fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among shall divide the land for gain. them the prey, and spoil, and riches: yei, 40 | And at the time of the end shall the and he shall forecast his devices against the king of the south push at him: and the king of Hrong holds, even for a time.

the north shall come against him like a whir!. 25 And te shall stir up his power and his wind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and courage against the king ot the south with a with many ships; and he shall enter into the great army; and the king of the south shall countries, and shall overflow and pass over. Se stirred up to battle with a very great and 11 He shall enter also into the glorious mighty army; but he shall not stand : for land, and many countries shall be over. hey shall forecast devices against him. thrown: but these shall escape out of his hand,

26 Yea, they that feed of the portion of his eren Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the ocat shall destroy him, and his army shall children of Ammon. verflow; and many shall fall dowi slain. 42 He shall stretch forth his hand also up

27. And hoth these kings' hearts shall be to on the countries; and the land of Egypt shal: to mischief, and they shall speak lies at one not escape. abic; but it shall not prosper : for yet the 43 Bui he shall bave power over the treaw shall be at the time appointed.

sures of gold and of silver, and over all the 28 Then shall be return into his land with precious ihings of Egypt:' and the Libyans great riches; and his heart shall be against and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps. kie holy covenant; and he shall do exploits, 44 But udings out of the east and out of md return to his own land.

the north shall trouble him : therefore he 29 At the time appointed he shall return, shall go forth with great fury to destro y, and md come toward the south: but it shall not utterly to make away many. ve as the former, or as the latter.

15 And he shall plant the tabernacles of 30 ST Foribe ships of Chittim shall come his palaces between the seas in the glorious gainst him; therefore he shall be grieved, holy mountain : yet he shall come to his end and return and have indignation against the and none shall belp him. toly covenant : so shall be do; he shall even

CHAP. XII. edir, and have intelligence with them that ND at that time shall Michael stand ap orsake the holy covenant.

the great prince which standeth for the 31 An arms shall stand on his part and they children of thy people; and there shall be a hall priate the sanctuary of strength, and time of trouble, such as never was since there Halliake away the dails sucrifice, and they was a nation eren to that same time and at

that time thy people shall be delivered, every liveth for ever, that it shall be for a time, one that shall be found written in the book. times, and an halt"; and when he shall

2 And many of them that sleep in the dust have accomplished to scatter the power of of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting the holy people, all these things 'shall be life, and some to shame and everlasting con- finished. tempt.

8 And I heard, hut I understood not: thep 3 And they that he wise shall shine as the said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of brightness of the firmament; and they that these things? turn many to righteousness as the stars for 9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel ; for ever and eve-.

the words are closerl up and scaled till the 4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, time of the end. and seal the book, even to the time of the end : 10 Many shall be purified, and made wire, many shall run to and fro, and knowledge and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: shall be increased.

and none of the wicked shall understand; but 5 1 Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, the wise shall understand. there stond other two, the one on this side of 11 And from the ume that the daily sacri. the bank of the river, and the other on that face shall be taken away, and the abominaside of the bank of the river.

tion that maketh desolate set up, there shall 6 And one said to the man clothed in linen, be a thousand two hundred and ninely days. which was upon the waters of the river, Howi 12 Blessed is he that waiteth, and coneth long shull it be to the end of these wonders ? 10 the thousand three hundred and five and

* And I heard the man clothed in linen, thirty days. which was upon the waters of the river, 13 But go thou thy way till the end he : for when he held up his right hand and bis lelilthou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end hand unto heaven, and sware by him that of the days.


cannot be measured nor numbered: and it Hosea the son of Beeri, in the days of was said unto them, Ye are not my people, Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the sons of the living God. son of Joash, king of Israel.

11 Then shall the children of Jurlah and 2 The beginning of the word of the LORD the children of Israel be gathered together, by Hosea. And the Lord said to Hosea, Go, and appoint themselves one bead, and they take unto thee a wife of whoredoms, and shall come up out of the land: for great sholt chillren ofwhoredoms : for the land hath com- be the day of Jezreel. mitted great whoredom, departing from the


3 So he went and took Gomer the daugh- SAV ye unto your brethren, Ammi; and ter of Diblaim; which conceived, and bare 2 Plead with your mother, plead; for she him a son.

is not my wife, neither am l'her husband: 4 And the LORD said unto him, Call his let her therefore put away her whoredoms name Jezreel; for yet a liule while, and I out of her sight, and her adulteries from be will avenge the blood of Jezreel upon the tween her breasts ; gouse of Jehu, and will cause to cease the 3 Lest I strip her naked, and set her as in kingdom of the house of Israel.

the day that she was born, and make her as 5 And it shall come to pass at that day, a wilderness, and set her like a dry land, and that I will break the bow of Israel in the slay ner with thirst. valley of Jezreel."

4 And I will not have mercy upon her chil. 6 And she conceived again, and bare a dren; for they be the children of whoredoms. daughter. And God said unto him, Call her 5 For their mother hath played the harlot: name Lo-ruhamah: for I will no more have she that conceived them liath done shame. mercy upon the house of Israel; but I will fully: for she said, I will go after my lovers, utterly take them away.

thai give me my bread and my water, any 7 But I will have mercy upon the house wool and my flax, mine oil and my drink. of Judah, and will save them by the LORD 61 Therefore, hehold, I will hedge up thy their God, and will not save them by bow, way with thorns, and make a wall, that she nor by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor shall not find her paths. by horsemen.

7 And she shall follow after her lovers, het 8 f Now, when she had weaned Lo-ruha- she shall not overtake them; and she sha!! mah, she conceived, and bare a son. seek them, but shall not find them : then shall

9 Then said God, Callbis name Lo-ammi : she say, I will go and return to my first hus. Por ve are not my people, and I will not be band; for then ucus il better with me than now, your God.

8 For she did not know that I gave her coru, 10 11 Yet the number of the children of Is- and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silre! rarl shall be as the sand of the sea, which and gold, which they prepared for Baal.

9 Therefore will I return, and take away my 3 And I said umo her, Thou shalt allde corn in the time thereof, and my wine in the for me many days: thou shall not play the season thereof, and I will recover my wool harlot, and thou shalt not be for another man; and my fax given to cover her nakedness. so will I also be for thee.

10 And now will I discover her lewdness 4 For the children of Israel shall abide in the sight of her lovers, and none shall de- many days without a king, and without a liver her out of mine hand.

prince, and without a sacrifice, and without 11 I will also cause all her mirth to cease, an image, and without an ephod, and with. her feast-days, her new-moons, and her sabo oud teraphim. baths, and all her solemn feasts.

5 Afterward shall the children of Israel re. 12 And I will destroy her vines and her fig- turn, and seek the Lord their God, and Da trees, whereof she hath said, These are my vid their king; and shall fear the LORD and rewards that my lovers have given me: and his goodness in the latter days. I will make them a forest, and the beasts or

CHAP. IV: the field shall eat them. 13. And I will visit upon her the days of HEAR the word of the Lord, ye cliklren

of Israel: for the Lord hath a controBaalim, wherein she burned incense to them, versy with the inhabitants of the land, beand she decked herself

with her ear-rings and cause there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowher jewels, and she went after her lovers, ledge of God in the land. and forgat me, saith the LORD.

2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and 14 I Therefore, behold, I will allure ber, stealing, and committing adultery, they and bring her into the wilderness, and speak break out, and blood toucheth blood. comfortably unto her.

3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and 15 And I will give her ber vineyards from every one that dwelleth therein shall lanthence, and the valley of Achor for a door guish, with the beasts of the field, and with of bope; and she shall sing there, as in the the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of thio days of her youth, and as in the day when sea also shall be taken away. she came up out of the land of Egypi. 4 Yet let no man strive, nor reprove ano.

16 And it shall be at that day, saith the ther: for thy people are as they that strive LORD, that thou shalt call me Ishi, and shalt with the priest. call me no more Baali.

5 Therefore shalt thou fall in the day, and 17 For I will take away the names of the prophet also shall fall with thee in the Baalim out of her mouth, and they shall no night, and I will destroy thy mother. more be remembered by their name. 6 1 My people are destroyed for lack of

18 And in that day will I make a cove- knowledge: because thou hast rejected know. nant for them with the beasts of the field, ledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt and with the fowls of heaven, and with the be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotcreeping things of the ground: and I will ten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy break the bow, and the sword, and the bat- children. ue, out of the earth, and will make them to 7. As they were increased, so they sinned lie down safely.

against me; therefore will I change their glo19 And I will betroth thee unto me for ry into shame. cver; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in

8 They eat up the sin of my people, and righteousness, and in judgment, and in lov- they set their heart on their iniquity, ing-kindness, and in mercies:

9 And there shall be, like people, like 20 I will even betroth thee unto me in priest: and I will punish them for their ways, faithfuluess; and thou shalt know the and reward them their doings. LORD.

10 For they shall eat, and not have enough; 21 And it shall come to pass in that day, they shall commit whoredom, and shall not I will hear, saith the LORD: I will hear the increase; because they have left off to take heavens, and they shall hear the earth; heed to the LORD.

22 And the earth shall bear the corn, and 11 Whoredom, and wine, and new wine, the wine, and the oil; and they shall hear take away the heart. Jezreel.

12 T My people ask counsel at their stocks, 23 And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and their staff declareth unto them: for the and I will have mercy upon her that had noi spirit of whoredoms hath caused them to err, ol tained mercy; and I will say to them which and they have gone a whoring from under were not my people, Thou art my people; their God. and Viey shall say, Thou art my God. 13 They sacrif e upon the tops of the CHAP. III.

mountains, and born incense upon the hills, THEN said the Lord unto me, Go yet, under oaks, and poplars, and elms, because on adulteress, according to the love of the daughters shall commit whoredom, and you LORD toward the children of Israel, who look spouses shall commit adultery: to other gods, and love fagons of wine. 14 I will not punish your daughters wheu

2 So I bought her to me for filieen pieces they commit whoredom, nor your spouses of silver, and for an homer of harley, and an when they commit adultery: for themselves hair homer of barley.

are separated with whores, and she sacri

foric with harlots: therefore the people thir, 15 | I will go una return to my place, til doth not understand sball fall.

they acknowledge their offence, and seek my 15 : Though thou, Israel, play the barlot, face: in their aftliction they will seek me early. yet let not Judah offend; and come not ye

CHAP. VI. umo Gilgal, neither ga je up to Beth-aven, COME, and let us return unto the LORD

he : 16 For Israel slidesh back as a backsliding he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. heifer: now the LORD will feed them as a 2 After two days will he revive us ; in the lamb in a large place.

third day he will raise us up, and we shali 17 Ephraim is joined to idols : let him live in his sight. alone.

3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to 18 Their drink is sour; they have com- know the Lord: his going forth is prepared raitted whoredom continually: ber rulers as the morning; and he shall come unto tis with shame do love, Give ye.

az the rain, as the latter and former rain ur19 The wind hath bound her up in her to the earth. wings, and they shall be ashamed because of 410 Ephraim, what shall I do unto tbce? their sacrifices.

O Jadah, what shall I do unto thee: for your CHAP. V.

goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the TEAR ye this, O priests; and hearken, early dew it goeth away.

ye house of Israel; and give ye ear, 6° Therefore have l'hewed them by the house of the king; for judgment is toward prophets; I have slain them by the words of you, because ye have been a snare on Miz- my mouth: and thy judgments are as the pah, and a net spread upon Tabor. light thul goeth forth.

2 And the revolters are profound to make 6 For I desired inercy, and not sacrifice; slaughter, though I have been a rebuker of and the knowledge of God more than burn! them all.

offerings. 3 I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid 7 But they, like men, have transgresses from me: for now, O Ephraim, thon com- the corenant: there have they deal: ireach mittest whoredom, and Israel is defiled. erously against me.

4 They will not frame their doings to turu 8 Gilead is a city of then that work inunto their God: for the spirit of whoredoms iquity, and is polluied with blood. is in the midst of them, and they have not 9 And as troops of robbers wait for a man known the LORD.

so the company of priests murder in the way 5 And the price of Israel doth testify to his by consent : for they commit lewdness. face: therefore shall Israel and Ephraim fall 10 I have seen an horrible thing in the in their iniquity; Judah also shall fall with house of Israel : there is the whoredom 0. them.

Ephraim, Israel is defled. 6 They shall go with their flocks and with 11 Aiso, O Judalı, he hath set an harvest their herds to seek the Lord; but they shall for thee, when I returned the captivity of not find kim; he hath withdrawn himself my people. from them.

CHAP. VII. 7 They have dealt treacherously against WHEN I would have healed Israel

, then the Lord; for they have begotten strange the iniquity of Ephraim was disco. children : wow shall a month devour them vered, and the wickedness of Samaria : for with their portions.

they commit falsehood; and the thics co8 Blow ye the cornet in Gibeah, and the neth in, and the troop of robbers spoileth trumpet in Ramah : cry aloud at Beth-aven, without: after thee, O Benjamin.

2 And they consider not in their hearts 9 Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of that I remember all their wickedness : now rebuke: anong the tribes of Israel have I their own doings have beset them about ; made known that which shall surely be. they are before my face.

10 The princes of Judah were like them 3 They make the king glad with their that remove the bound: therefore I will pour wickedness, and the princes with their lies. out my wrath upon them like water.

4 They are all adulterers, as an oven heat11 Ephraim is oppressed and broken in ed by the baker, who ceaseth from raising judgment, because he willingly walked after after he hath kneaded the dough, until it be the commandment.

leavened. 12 Therefore will I be unto Ephraim as a 5 In the day of our king the prinees bave moth, and to the house of Judah as rottenness. made him sick with bottles of wine: he

Is When Ephraim saw bis sickness, and stretched out bis hand with scorners. Hidah sare his wound, then went Ephraim to 6 For they have made ready their heart me Assyrian, and sent to king Jareb: yel like an oven, whiles they lie in wait: their could he not heal you, nor cure you of your baker sleepein all the nigbu; in the morning wound,

it burneth as a faming fire. 14 For I will be unto Ephraimn as a lion, 7 They are all hot as an oven, and have and as a young lion to the house of Judah : devoured their judges: all their kings are 1, even l, will tear and go away ; I will take fallen; there is none among them that calleth eway; and wone shall rescue him

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8 Ephraim, he hath mixed hiinseif among 13 Tuey sacrifice flesh for ine sacrifices o the people ; Ephraim is a cake not turned.° mine offerings, and eat it; but the LORD ac

9 Strangers have devoured his strength,and cepteth them not now will be remember he knoweth it not; yea, gray hairs are here their iniquity, and visit their sins: they shall and there upon him, yet he knoweth not. return to Egypt.

10 And the pride of Israel testifieth to hisi 11 For Israel hath forgotten his Maker, and sace; and they do not return to the LORD buildeth temples; and Judah hath multiplied their God, nor seek him for all this. lenced cities: but I will send a fire upon his

117 Ephraim also is like a silly dove without cities, and it shall devotir the palaces thereof heart: they call to Egypt, they go to Assyria.

CHAP. IX. 12. When they shall coil will spread my REJOICE not, polsrael, for joy, as ot

; the fowls of the heaven; I will chastise them, from thy God; thou hast loved a reward as their congregation hath heard.

upon every corn-floor. 13 Woe unto them ! for they have fled 2 The Hoor and the wine-press shall not from me: destruction unto them! because feed them, and the new wine shall fail in her. they have transgressed against me: though 3 They shall not dwell in the Lord's I have redeemed them, yet they have spoken land: bui Ephraim shall return to Egypt, lies against me.

and they shall eat unclean things in Assyria 14 And they have not cried unto me with 4 They shall not offer wine-offerings to the heir heart, when they howled upon their LORD, neither shall they be pleasing unto Deds : they assemble themselves for corn and him: their sacrifices shall be unio them as the wine, and they rebel against me.

bread of mourners; all that eat thereof shali 15 Though I have bound and strengthen- be polluted: for their bread for their soul ed their arms, yet do they imagine mischter shall not come into the house of the LORD. against me.

5 What will ye do in the solemn day, anel 16 They return, but not to the most Higli; in the day of the feast of the Lord? they are like a deceitful bow: their princes 6 For, lo, they are gone because of desshall fall by the sword for the rage of their truction: Egypt shall gather them up, Memcongue. This shall be their derision in the phis shall bury them: the pleasant places for land of Egypt.

Their silver, nettles shall possess them: thorns CHAP. VIII.

shall be in their tabernacles. the trumpet to thy mouth:

The days of visitation are come, the the Lord, because they have transgressed know it: the prophet is a forl, the spiritual my covenant, and trespassed against my law. man is mad, for ihc inultitude of thine ini

2 Israel shall cry unto me, My God, we quity, and the great hatred. know thee.

8 The watchman of Ephraim was with my 3 Israel hath cast off the thing that is God: bui the prophet is a snareof a fowler in all good : the enemy shall pursue him. his way , and hatred in the house of his God.

4 They have set up kings, but not by me; 9 They have deeply corrupted themselves, they have made princes, and I knew it not : as in the days of Gibeah: therefore he will reof their silver and their gold have they made member their iniquity, he will visit their sins, them idols, that they may be cut off. 10 I found Israel like grapes in the wilder.

5 Thy calf, o Samaria, hath cast thee off; ness; I siw your fathers as the first ripe in mine anger is kindled against them: how the fig-trec at her first time, but they went long will it be ere they attain to innocency? to Baal-peor, and separated themselves unto

6 For froin Israel was it also: the work that shame; and their abominations were acman made it; therefore it is not God: but cording as they loved. the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces. 11 As for Ephraim, their glory shall fly

7 For they have sown the wind, and they away like a bird, from the birth, and froin shall reap the whirlwind it hath no stalk; the womb, and from the conception. the bud shall yield no menl : if so be it yield, 12 Though they bring up their children, the strangers shall swallow it up.

yet will I bercave them, that there shall not 8 Israel is swallowed up: now shall they be a man lejl: yca, woe also to them when be among the Gentiles as a vessel wherein is I depart from them no pleasure.

13 Ephraim, as I saw Tyrus, is planted in 9 For they are gone up to Assyria, a wild ass a pleasant place: but Ephraim shall bring alone ty himself: Ephraim hath hired lovers. forth his children to the murderer.

10 Yea, though they have hired among 14 Give them, O LORD: what wilt thou give? the nations, now will' I gather them, and give theni a miscarrying womb and dry they shall sorrow a little for the burden of breasts. the king of princes.

15 All their wickedness is in Gilgal; for 11 Because Ephraim bath made many al- there I hated them: for the wickedness of tars to sin, altars shall be unto him to sín. their doings I will drive them out of mine

12 I have written to him the great things house, I will love them no more: all their of my law, but they were courted as a strange princes are revolters. thing.

16 Ephraim is smilten, their root is dried

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