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S!7 For the Lohd of hosts hath pur posed, and who shall disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?
2S In the year that king Ahaz died was this burden.
29 IT Kejoice not thou, whole Palestine, 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 liery (lying serpent.
30 And the first-born of the poor shall feed, and the needy shall lie clown in safety; and I will kill thy root with famine, and he shall slay thy remnant.
31 Howl, Ogate; cry,O city; thou, whole Pnieslina, 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 Lor D hath founded Zion, and the poor of hie people shall trust in it.
THE burden of Moab. Because in the night Ar or Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence; beep. iae in the uight Kir of Moab is laid waste, and brougnt to silence;
2 He is gone up to Bajitb, arid to Di bon, the high places, to weep: Bloab shall howl over Nebo, and over Medeba: on all their headsshall be baldness, and every beard cutoff.
3 In their streets they shall gird themselves with sackcloth : on the tops of their houses, and in their streets, every one shall how), weeping abundantly.
4 And Heshbon shall cr3*, and Elealeh: their voice shall be heard, even unto Jahas: therefore the armed soldiers of Moab shall cry out; his life shall be grievous unto him.
5 My heart shall cry out for Moab; his fugitives shallJlee unto Zoar, a heifer of three years old: for by the mounting up of Luhith with weeping shall they go it up; for in the way ol Horonaim they shall raise up a cry of destruction.
6 For the waters of Nimrim 6hall he j desolate: for the hay is withered away, the grass faileth, there is no green
7 Therefore the abundance they have gotten, and that which they have laid
■AH. Jot- her pride.
up, shall they carry away to the brook of the'willows.
S 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 biw more upon Dimon, lions upon him that eecapeth of Moab, and upon the remnant of the land.
SEND ye the lamb to the ruler or the land from Sela to the wilder ness, unto the mount of the daughtc) 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, execute judgement; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noon-day; hide the outcasts; bewrny nothim that wanderetb.
4 Let mine outcast dwell with thee, Moab; be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler: for the extortioner is fit an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors arc consumed outof tha land.
5 And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he 6hall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judg ing, and seeking judgment,ahd hasting righteousness.
6 "ft We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his haughtiness and his pride, and his wrath: hut his lies shall not be so.
7 Therefore shall Moab howl lor Moab, every one shall howl: for the foundations of Kir harcseth shall j e mourn.; surely they are stricken.
8 For the fields ofHeshbon languish, and the vine of Sibmah: the lords of the heathen have broken down the principal plants thereof, they are come even unto Jazer, they wandered through the wilderness: her branches arc stretched out, they are gone over the sea.
9 TT Therefore I will bewail with the weeping of Jazer the vine of Sibmah: I will water thee with my tears, O Heshbon, and Elcaleh: for the shouting for thy summer-fruits arid for thy harvest is fallen.
10 And gladness is taken away, mid jov out of the plentiful field; and a
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t.';e vineyards there shall be no singing., neither shall there be shouting: the'treuders ehall tread out no wine in their presses; I have made their vintage shouting to cease.
11 Wherefore my bowels ehall sound like a harp lor Moab, and mine inward parte for Itir-baresb.
12 IT 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.
13 This is the word that the Loiid hath spoken concerning MoaD since that time.
14 But now the Lord hath spoken, 6aying, Within three years, as the years of a hireling, and the glory of Moab shall be contemned, with all that great multitude ;aud the remnant shall be\ery small and feeble.
CHAP XVII. f V\ HE burden of IX mascus. Behold, JL Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which ehall' Ik down, and none shall ouake them afraid.
3 The fortress also shall cease from Ephraini, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remnant of Syria: they ehall be as the glory of the children of Israel, aaith the Loiid of hosts.
4 And in that day it shall come to pass, that the glory of Jacob shall he made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean.
6 And it shall be as when the harvest mangathereth the corn,and reapelu the ears with liis arm; aud it ehall be as he that gathereth ears in the valley of Repliant).
6 IT Yet gleaning grapes ehall 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 branches thereof, eaith the Loiid God of Israel.
7 At lhatday ehall a man look to his Maker.and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel.
8 And he shail not look to the altars, the work of his hands, neither shall respect that which his fingers have made,either the groves.or the images.
91T In that day ehall his strong cities be as a forsaken bough, and an upper
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most branc h, which they kit 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 vC the Rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, aud shult set it with strange slips:
11 In the day shalt thou make thy plant to giow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourit-]i: but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.
12 If Wo to the multitude of many people, luhich make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing liki the rushing of mighty waters!
13 The nations shall rush like 1 lie rushing of many waters : but God shall reouke them,and they shall flee; far oil", and ehall be chased as the chaff of tne mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.
14 And behold at evening-tide troii b\e;a-ndbefore the morning he is not This is theportion oflhem that opoi us, and the lot of them that rob us.
WO to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia:
2 That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushee upon the waters, saying, Go, ye swift nies sengers,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 1
3 All ye inhabitants of the world,and dwellers on the earth, 6ee ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains : and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye.
4 For so the Lord said unto me, I, willUiKe my rest, and 1 will consider' in my dwelling-place like a clear heat' upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.
5 For afore the hnrvest,when the bud is perfect,and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall both cut ofl* the sprigs with pruning-hooks, and take away and cutdown the branches.
6 They shall be left together unto tho fowls of the mountains, and to the beasts of the earth: and the fowle
The confusion ISAIAH, shall summer upon them, and all the' beasts of the earth shall winter upon them.
7 U In that time shall the present he brought uiilo the Lord of hosts of a people scattered and peeled, and from a people 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 Loud of hosts, the mount Zion.
THE burden of Egypt Behold, the LoaD r-ideth upon a swift cloud, and shall come into Egypt : and the idols of Egypt shall be moved 'at hisj presence, and the heart of Egypt 6hallj melt in the midst of it
2 And I will set the Egyptians ngninst the Egyptians: and they shall fight every one against his brother, and every one agunist his neighbour; against city, and kingdom against kingdom.
3 And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the council thereof: and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards.
•1 And the Egyptians will I give over into the hand of a cruel lord ; and a fierce king shall rule over them, sailli the Lord, the Lord of hosts.
6 And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the rivers shall be wasted and dried up.
6 And they shall turn the rivers fa: 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 driven away, and be no more.
8 The fishers also shall mourn, and nil they that cast angle into the brooks I 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 U Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the council of the wise counsellors of Pharaoh is become brutish: how eay ye unto Pharaoh, I am the
of Egypt >on of the wise, the son of ancient
12 Where are they ? where are wise men? and let them tell thee n , and let them know what the Lord ot hosts hath purposed upon Egypt.
13 The princes of Zoan are become fools, the princes ofNoph are deceived; they have also seduced Egypt, even they that are the stay of the tribes thereof.
14 The Lord hath mingled a perverse spirit in the midst thereof: and they have caused Egypt to err in 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 shiiketh over it.
17 And the hind of Judah shall be n terror unto Egypt; every, one that mnketh mention thereof shall be a fraid in himself, because of the counsel of the Lord of hosts, which lie hath determined agaiusi.it.
18 IT In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language of Canaan, and swear to the Lord of hosts ; one shall be called, The city of destruction.
19 In that day there ?hall be an altar to the Loud in the midst or the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to t lie Lord.
20 And it shall be for a sign and for a witness unto the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt ; for they shall cry unto the Lord because of the oppressors, and he shall send them a saviour, and a great oner and he shall deliver them.
21 And the Lord shall he 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 Loud, and perform if.
22 And the Lord shall smite Egypt; he shall smite and heal it .■ and they shall return even to the Lord, and he shall be entreated of them, and eb.aH heal them.
23 IT In that day shall there be a high way out of Egypt to Assyria, and the .Assyrian shalf come into Egypt, and
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the Egyptian into Assyria, and tbe Egyptians shall serve with the Asyri
24 In that day shalflsrael be tlie third 'n-it.li Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land;
26 Whom the Lord of hosts shall bless, ttaying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel mine inheritance. CHAP. XX.
IN the year that Tartan came unto
2 At the same time spake the Lord by Isaiah the son ofAmoz, say in?, Go and loose the sackcloth from oil" thy loins, and put ofT 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 barefoot three years Jbr a sign and wonder upon Egypt and upon Ethiopia;
4 So shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians" prisonere,and the Ethiopians captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, even with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.
5 And they shall be afraid nnd 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 flee for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria: and how shall we escape?
THE burden of the desert of the eea. As whirlwinds in the south pass through; to it Cometh from the desert, from a terrible laud. .
2 A grievous visiou is declared unto me; the treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously,and the spoiler epoileth. Go up, O Elam; besiege, O Media; ull 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 travailed): 1 was bowed down at the hearing °f it; I was dismayed at the seeing of it.
4 lily heart panted, Tearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me.
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5 Prepare the table, watch in the watch-tower, eat, drink: arise, \e princes, and anoint the shield.
6 For thus bath the Lorp said un1o me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth.
7 And he saw a chariot Joi'ja a couple of horsemen, a chariot of asses, and a chariot of camels; and he hearkened diligently with much heed:
8 And lie cried, A lion: My lord, 1 stand continually upon the watchtower in the day-time, and 1 am set in my ward whole nights:
9 And, behold, here cometh a chariot of men, ivitJi a couple of horsemen. And he answered ami 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 oi my floor: that which I have heard oi the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, have I declared unto you.
11 IT The burden of Dumah. Recall elh to me out of Seir,Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?
1-2 The watchman said/The morning cometh, and also the night: if ye will inquire, inquire ve: return, come.
13 IT The burden upon Arabia. Jr. the forest in Arabia shall ye lodge, O ye travelling coinpaniesof Dedanim.
14 The inhabitants of tbe laud of Tenia brought water to him that was thirsty, they prevented with thesr broad him that lied.
15 For they (led from the swordK, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, and from the grievousuesa of war.
16 For thus hath the Lord said un!o me, W/thin a year, according to the years of a hireling, and all the glory of Kcdar shall fail:
17 And the residue of tbe number ol archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar, shall be diminished: for the Lord God of Israel hath spoken if.
THE 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 siaia men are not slain wfth the sword, nor dead in battle.
3 All thy rulers are fled together,
TK: overlhroio they are bound by the archers: all that are found Lu thoe at e bound together, which have lied from far.
4 Therefore said L, Look, away from me; I will weep bitterly, labour not to comfort me,because of the spoiling of the daughter of my people.
6 For i£ is a day of trouble, and of treading down, and of perplexity by the Lord Godoi* hosts in the valley of visionr breaking down the walls, and of crying to the mountains.
6' And Eiam bare tlie quiver with chariots of men and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield.
7 And it shall come to pass, that thy choicest valley shall be full of chariots, and the horsemen shall set themselves | in array at the gate.
8 1T And he discovered the of Judah, ajid thou didst look 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 ye gathered together the watersl of the lower pool.
10 And ye have numbered the houses] of Jerusalem, and the houses have ye broken down to fortify the wal'
11 Ye made also a ditch belvv, two walls for the' water of the old pool: but ye have not looked unto the] maker thereof, neither had respect ~ to him that fashioned it long ago.
12 And in that day did the Lordgoci of hosts cull to weeping, and to iuourniug,and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth:
13 And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eatiugl Ih.'sh and drinking wine: let us e-'1 and drink ; for to-morrow we shall di
M And it was revealed in mine ears by the Lord of hosts, Surely this Ln quity shall not be purged from you ti j e die, saitlt the Lord God of hosts.
15 IT Thus saith the Lord God of hosts, Go.get thee unto this tr even untoSliebna, which is over tliehouse, <ind say,
16 W hat hast thou here? and whom hast thou here, that thou hast hewed tiiee out a sepulchre here, as he that| heweth him out a sepulchre on high and that graveth a habitation for hnu m lf in ar.ck?
17 Behold, the Lord will carry thee away with a mighty captivity ,an<l will surely cover thee.
ISAIAH. of Tyre.
He will surely violently turn and toss thee like a ball into a large country: there shalt thou die, and there the chariots ol thy glory s/iall be the shame of thy lord's house.
19 Aud I will drive thee from thy station, and from thy state shall he puli thee down.
20 IT And it shall come to pass in that day, that 1 will call my servant Elialtim the son of Hilkiah,
21 And I will clothe him with thy robe, and strengthen him with thy
irdle, and 1 will commit thy govern Lent into his hand: aud 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 v ill I lay upon his shoulder; eo he shall open, and none shall shut; ana he shall shut, and none shall open.
23 And 1 will fasten him as'a nail in a sure place; and he eiiaii he for a glorious throne to his lather's house.
24 And they shall hang upon him aJi the glory of his father's house, the olV
pring and the issue,all vessels ofsinuL |uan lily,from the vessels of cups, even o all the vessels of flagons.
25 In thatday,saiththeLon.D of hosts, shall the nail that is fastened in the sure place be removed, and be cut down, and fall; and the burden that was upon it shall be cut off: for the Lord hath spoken it.
CHAP. XXIII. HE burden of Tyre. Howl, ye JL ships of Tarshish; for it is laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in: from the land of Chittim it is revealed to them.
2 Be still, ye inhabitants of the isle; thou whom the merchants ol Zidon, that pass over the sea,have replenished.
3 And by great waters the seed of Sihon, the harvest of the river, w her revenue; and she is aniart of nations.
4 Be thou ashamed,O Zidon; lor the sea hath spoken, even the strength of the sea, saying, 1 travail not, nor bring forth children, neither do I nourish up young men, nor bring up virgins.
6 As at the report concerning Egypt, so shall they be sorely pained at the report of Tyre.
6 Pass ye over to Tarshish; howl, ye inhabitants of the isle.
7 Is this your joyous city, whose an tiquily if of ancient days? her owe feet shall carry her afar offlo aojouih.