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strangers shall be joined with them, and | like an abominable branch, and as the
they shall cleave to the house of Jacob. -2. And the people shall take them, and bring them to their place: and the house of Israel shall possess them in the land of the Lord for servants and handmaids : and they shall take them captives, whose captives they were ; and they shall rule over their oppressors. 3 And it shall come to pass in the day that the Lord shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve, 4's That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased the golden city ceased ' " 5 The Lord hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers. 6 He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, j. ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth. 7. The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break forth into singing. 8 Yea, the fir-trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us,
, 9 Hell from beneath is moved for thee ||
to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. 10 All they shall speak and say unto thce, Art thou also become weak as we? Art thou become like unto us 2 11 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols : the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee. 12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations ! 13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my
thronc above the stars of God: I will sit
also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north : . 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the Most High. 15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. 16 They that see thee shall narrowly lock upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremixle, that did shake kingdoms: 17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroved the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his p, opers? 18 All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house. 19 But thou art cast out of thy grave
raiment of those that are slain, thrust
|| through with a sword, that go down to
the stones of the : Qen under feet. 20 Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people : the seed of evil-doers shall never be renowned. 21 Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill , the face of the world with cities. : , 22 For I will rise up against them, saith the Lord of hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew, saith the Lor D. 23 I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the Lord of hosts. 24 || The Lond of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand : 25 That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot : then shall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders. 26 This is the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth : and this is the io is stretched out upon all the nations. 27 For the LoRD of hosts hath purposedly and who shall disannul it 2 and his hand i is stretched out, and who shall turnitback? | 28 In the year that king Ahaz died was this burden. 29 || Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken : for out of the serpent's root 'shall come forth a cockatrice, and his | fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent. i 30 And the first-born of the poor shall feed, and the needy shall lie down in i safety : and I will kill thy root with famr ine, and he shall slay thy remnant. 31. Howl, Q gate ; cry, O, city ; thou, whole Palestina, art dissolved: for there shall come from the north a smoke, and none shall be alone in his appointed times. 32 What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation * That the Lo R D hath founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it. t CHAP. XV, The lamentable state of Moab. HE burden of Moab. Because in the night Ar of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence ; because in the night, Kir of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence ; | 2 He is gone up to Bajith, and to Dibon, the high places, to weep : Moab shall
pit ; as a carcase trod
howl (ver Nebo, and over Medeba: on
554 Moab threatened.
all their heads shall be baldness, and every beard cut off. 3 In their streets they shall gird themselves with sackcloth : on the tops of their houses, and in their streets, every one shall howi, weeping abundantly. 4 And Heshbon shall cry, and Elealeh : their voice shall be heard even unto Jahaz : therefore the armed soldiers of Moab shall cry out ; his life shall be gricvous unto him. 5 My heart shall cry out for Moab; his fugitives shall flee unto Zoar, an heifer of three years old : for by the mounting up of Lohith with weeping shall they go it up ; for in the way of Horonaim they shall raise up a cry of destruction. 6 For the waters of Nimrim shall be desolate : for the hay is withered away, the grass faileth, there is no green thing. 7 Therefore the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have laid up, shall they carry away to the brook of the willows. 8 For the cry is gone round about the borders of Moab, the howling thereof unto Eglaim, and the howling thereof unto Beer-elim. 9 For the waters of Dimon shall be full of blood : for I will bring more upon Dimon, lions upon him that o of Moai), and upon the remnant of the land. CHAP. XVI. 1 Moab is erhorted to yield obedience to Christ's kingdom, 6 and threatened for /ride. So ye the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion. 2 For it shall be, that, as a wandering bird cast out of the nest, so the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon. 3 Take counsel, exccute judgment ; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bew ray not him that wandereth. 4 Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab ; be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler : for the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out of the land. 5 And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness. 6 * We have heard of the pride of Moab ; he is very prod: even of his haugh. tincss, and his pride, and his wrath : but his lies shall not be so. 7 Therefore shall Moab howl for Moab, every one shall howl: for the foundations of Kir-hareseth shall ye mourn ; surcly the y are stricken. 8. For the fields of Heshbon languish, 74 the ville of $49 mah: the lords of the
- ISAIAH. Syria, and Damascus threatened.
heathen have broken down the principal. lants thereof, they are come even unto azer, they wandered through the wilderness: her branches are stretched out, they are gone over the sea. 9 * Therefore I will bewail with the weeping of Jazer the vine of Sibmah : H will water thee with my tears, O Heshbon, and Elealeh : for the shouting for thy summer fruits and for thy harvest is fallen. 10 And gladness is taken away, and joy out of the Llentiful field ; and in the vineyards there shall be no singing, neither shalithere be shouting: the treaders shall tread out no wine in their presses; I have made their vintage-shouting to cease. 11 Wherefore my bowels shall sound like an harp for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kir-haresh. 12 || And it shall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is weary on the high place, that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray ; but he shall not prevail. is This is the word that the Lord hath spoken concerning Moab since that time. 14 But now the Lord hath spoken, saying, Within three years, as the years of an hireling, and the o, of Moab shall be contemned, with all that great multitude ; and the remnant shall be very small
and feeble. CHAP. XVII. 1 Syria and Israel threatened. 6 of remnant shall forsake idolatry. 9 The rest shall be /i/agued for their imsie”. Th; burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from bring
a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken : they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid. 3 The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of lsrael, saith the Lok D of hosts. 4 And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean. 5 And it shall be as when the harvestman gathereth the corn, and reapeth the ears with his arm ; and it shall be as he that gathereth ears in the valley of Rephaim. 6 * Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking of an olive-tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outmost fruitful tranches thereof, saith the Lok D God of Israel. 7. At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his cycs shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel. 8 And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his hands, neither shall respect
The Ethiohians to be destroyed. CHAP. xv.111, xix. The confusion of Egy/it. s35 556 Calling of Egypt to the church. ISAIAH.
that which his fingers have made, either the groves, or the images. 9 || In that day shall his strong cities be as a forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch, which they left because of the children of Israel: and there shall be desolation. 10 Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips : 11. In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish : but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow. 12 || Woe to the multitude of many peo ple, which make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing like the rushing of mighty waters! 13 The nations shall rush like the rushing of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind. 14 And behold at evening-tide trouble; and before the morning he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that robus. CHAP. XVIII. 1 God in care of his feofile will destroy the Ethioftians. 7 An access shall grow thereby unto the church. W’)E to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia: 2 That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters, saying, Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers have spoiled! 3 All ye inhabitants of the world, and §yeliers on the earth, see ye, when he lifeth up an ensign on the mountains; and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye. 4 For so the Lord said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my olwelling-place like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest. 5 For afore the harvest, when the brid is perfect, and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall both cut off the Sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away and cut down the branches. 6. They shall be left together unto the fowls of the mountains, and to the beasts of the earth: and the fowls shall summer upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them. 7 * In that time shall the present be
brought unto the Lord of hosts of a peo: ple scattered and peeled, and from ad: ple terrible from their beginning hitherto ; a nation meted out and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled, to the place of the name of the Lord of hosts, the mount Zion. CHAP. XIX. 1 The confusion of Egift. 11 The fict. ishness of her firinces. 18. The calling of Egust to the church. 23 The cove*cant of Egy/it, .4ssyria, and Israel. To burden of Egypt. Behold, the LoR p rideth upon a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst of it. -2 And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians; and they shall fight every one against his brother, and every one
against his neighbour; city against city,
and kingdom against kingdom. 3 And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof: and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall scek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards. 4 And the Fgyptians will I give over into the hand a cruel lord; and a fierce king shall rule over them, saith the Lord, the Lord of hosts. 5 And the waters shali fail from the sea, and the river shall be wasted and dried up. 6 And they shall turn the rivers far away; and the brooks of defence shall be emptied and dried up: the reeds and flags shall wither. 7 The paper-reeds by the brooks, by the mouth of the brooks, and every thing sown by the brooks, shall wither, be driv. en away, and be no more. 8 The fishers also shall mourn, and all they that cast angle into the brooks shall lament, and they that, spread nets upon the waters shall languish. 9 Moreover they that work in fine flax, and they that weave net-works, shall be confounded. 10 And they shall be broken in the purposes thereof, all that make sluices and ponds for fish. 11 * Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of the wise counsellors of Pharaoh is become brutish : how say ye unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the wisc, the son of ancient kings? 12 Where are they where are thv wise men o' and let them tell thee now, and let them know what the Lord of hosts hath purposed upon Egypt. 13 The princes of Zoan are become fools, the princes of Noph are deceived : they have also seduced logypt, even they that are the stay of the tribés thereof.
14 The Lon D hath mingled a perverse spirit in the midst thereof: and they have caused Fgypt to errin every work thereof, as a drunken man staggereth in his vomit. 15 Neither shall there be any work for Egypt, which the head or tail, branch or rush, may do. 16 In that day shall Egypt be like unto women: and it shall be afraid and fear because of the shaking of the hand of the LoRD of hosts, which he shaketh over it. 17 And the land of Judah shall so a terror unto Egypt, every one that maketh mention thereof shall be afraid in himself, because of the counsel of the I,or D of hosts, which he hath determined against it. 18 "I In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language of CaThaan, ai swear to the Lor D of hosts ; one shall be called, The city of destruction. 19 In that day shall there be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the Lok D. 20 And it shall be for a to and for a witness unto the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the Lor D *i. of the oppressors, and he shall send them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall deliver them. 21 And the LoRD shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the LoRD in that day, and shall do sacrifice and oblation; yea, they shall vow a vow unto the Lon D, and perform it. 22 And the Lo RD shall smite Egypt: he shall smite and heal it : and they shall return even to the Lor D, and he shall be entreated of them, and shall heal them. 23 In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians. 24 In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land: 25 Whom the Lor D of hosts shall bless, saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance. CHAP. XX. -4 tysie firefiguring the shameful captivity of Egift and Ethiofia. N the vear that Tartan came unto Ashdod (when Sargon the king of As syria sent him) and fought against Ashdod, and took it ; 2 At the same time spake the Lo RD by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, Go, and loose the sackcloth from off thy loins, and put off thy shoe from thy foot. And he did so, walking naked and barefoot. 3 And the Lord said, Like as my servant Isaiah hath walked naked and bare
The fall of Babylon.
foot three years for a sign and wonder upon Egypt and upon Ethiopia ; 4 So shall the king of Assyria leadaway the Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethiopian. captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, even with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt. 5 And they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia their expectation, and of Egypt their glory. 6 And the inhabitant of this isle shall say in that day, Behold, such is our expectation, whither we fice for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria: and how shall we cscape 2 CHAP. XXI. 1. The fall of Babylon. 11 Edom scorning the firosthet, is moved to reflentance. 13 The set time of Arabia’s calamity. THE burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the south pass through; so it cometh from the descrt, from a terrible land. 2 A grievous vision is declared unto me; the treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously, and the spoiler spoileth. Go up, O Elam : besiege, O Media; all the sighing thereof have I made to cease. 3 Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travaileth : I was bowed down at the hearing of it ; I was dismayed at the seeing of it. 4 My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure. hath he turned into fear unto me. 5 Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise, ye princes, and anoint the shield. 6 For thus hath the Lor D said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth. 7 And he saw a chariot with a couple of horsemen, a chariot of asses, and a chariot of camels; and he hearkened diligently with much heed: 8 And he cried, a lion: My lord, I stand continually u the watch-tower in the day time, and I am set in my ward whole nights. | 9 And behold, here cometh a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen ; and all the graven | images of her gods he hath broken unto : the ground. 10 O my threshing, and the corn of my floor: that .." have heard of the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, have I declared unto you. 11 Ms The burden of Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night? 12 The watchman said, The mornin cometh, and also the night: if ye .#
inquire, inquire ye: return, come.
The invasion of Jewry. 13 * The burden upon Arabia. In the forest in Arabia shall ye lodge, O ye travelling companies of Dedanim. 14. The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought water to him that was thirsty, they prevented with their bread him that fled. - | 15 For they fled from the sworls, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war. 16 For thus hath the Lo R D said unto me, Within a year, according to the years of an hireling, and all the glory of Kedar shall fail: 17 And the residue of the number of archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, shall be diminished: for the Lok D God of Israel hath spoken it. | CHAP. XXII. 1 The invasion of Jewry by the Persians. 8. Their human wisdom reflroved. HF burden of the valley of vision. What aileth thee now, that thou art wholly gone up to the house-tops ? 2 Thou that art full of stirs, a tumultuous city, a joyous city: thy slain mem. are not slain with the sword, nor dead in battle. 3 All thy rulers are fled together, they are bound by the archers: all that are found in thee are bound together, which have fled from far. 4 Therefore said I, Look away from me; I will weep bitterly, labour not to comfort me, because of the spoiling of the daughter of my people. 5 For it is a day of trouble, and of treading down, and of perplexity by the Lord GoD of hosts in the valley of vision, breaking down the walls, and of crying to the mountains. 6 And Elam bare the quiver with chariots of men and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield. 7. And it shall come to pass, that thy choicest valleys shall be full of chariots, and the horsemen shall set themselves in array at the gate. 8." And he discovered the covering of Judah, and thou didst look in that day to the armour of the house of the forest. 9 Ye have seen also the breaches of the city of David, that they are many: and i. gathered together the waters of the ower pool. 10 And ye have numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses have ye broken down to fortify the wali. 11 Ye made also a ditch between the two walls for the water of the old pool: but ye have not looked unto the maker thereof, neither had respect unto him that fashioned it long ago. 12 And in that day did the Lord GoD
of hosts call to weeping, and to mouri
CHAP. xx11, xx III. Eliakim's honour foreshewn. 557
ing, and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth : 13 And behold joy and gladness, slaving oxen, and killing sheep, cating flesh, and drinking wine: let us cat and drink; for to-morrow we shall die. 14 And it was revealed in mine ears by the Lord of hosts, Surely this iniquity shall not be purged from vou till ye die, saith the Lord GoD of hosts. i5 || Thus saith the Lord God of hosts, Go, get thee unto this treasurer, even unto Shebna, which is over the house, and sau, 16 What has thou here 2 and whom hast thou here, that thou hast hewed thce out a sepulchre here, as he that heweth him out a sepulchre on high, and that graveth an habitation for himself in a rock 2 17 Behold, the Lord will carry thee away with a mighty captivity, and will surely cover thee. . . 18. He will surely violently turn and toss thee like a ball into a large country : there shalt thou die, and there the chariots of thy glory shall be the shame of thy lord’s house. 19 And I will drive thee from thy station, and from thy state shall he pull thee down. 20 of And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will cali my servant Liakia the son of Hilkiah : 21 And I will clothe him with thy robe, and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy government into his hand: and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah. 22 And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder ; so he shall o: and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open. 23 And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; and he shall be for a glorious throne to his father's house. 24 And they shall hang upon him all the glory of his father's house, the offspring and the issue, all vessels of small quantity, from the vessels of cups, even to all the vessels of flagons. 25 In that day, saith the Lord of hosts, shall the nail that is fastened in the sure place be removed, and be cut down, and fall ; and the burden that ivas upon it shall be cut off : for the LoRD hath spoken it. SHAP. XXIII. 1 The miserable overthrow of Tyre. 17 Her return.' HEburden of Tyre. Howl, yeships of Tarshish; for it islaid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in : from the land of Chittin it is revealed to then). 2 Bc still, ye inhabitants of the isld ;