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God's judgment CHAP. XXIV.
8Wbo hath taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning cily, whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers] rare the honourable of the earth?
9 The Lord of hosts hath purposed it, to stain the pride of all glory, and to bring into contempt all the honourable of the earth.
10 Pass through thy land as a river, O daughter of Tarshish: there is no more strength.
11 He stretched out his hand over| the sea, he shook the kingdoms: the Lord hath given a commandment against the merchant-rift/, to destroy the strong holds thereof.
12 And he said, Thou shalt no more rejoice, O thou oppressed daughter of Zidon: arise, pass over to Chiltirn; there also shalt thou have no rest.
13 Behold the land of the Cbaldea this people was not, till the Assyr founded it for them that dwell in 1 wilderness: they set up the tow thereof, they raised up the palaces! thereof; and he brought it to ru'
14 Howl, ye ships of Tarshish your strength is laid waste.
15 And it shall come to pass in that] day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king: after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as a harlot.
16 Take a harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest be remembered.
17 1T And it shall come to pass after| the end of seventy years, that the Lord will visit Tyre, and she shall turn to her hire, and shall commitforjiication with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth.
18 And her merchandise and her| hire shall be holiness to the Lord: it shall not be treasured nor laid up; for her merchandise shall be for them that dwell before the Lord, to eat sufficiently, and for durable clothing.
BEHOLD, the Loud maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and seattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof. 2 And it shall be.as with the people, Ho with the priest; as with the servant, iso with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the
lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury,so with the giver of usury to him.
3 The land 6hall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the Lord hath spoken this word.
4 The earth mourneth and fadetb away, the world languishetli and faded) away, the haughty people of the earth do languish.
6 The earth also is defded under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant
6 Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate : therefore the inhabitant* of the earth are burned, and few men left.
7 The new wine mourneth, the vine languishetli, all the merry-hearted do
8 The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice endeth, the joy of the harp ceaseth.
9 They shall not drink wine with ?i song; strong drink shall be bitter to thrin that drink it.
10 The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in.
11 There is a crying for wine in tha streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land is gone.
12 In the city is left desolation, and he gate is smitten with destruction.
13 IT When thus it shall be in the nidst of ihe land among the people,
there shall be as the shaking of an olive-tree, and as the gleaning grapes dien the vintage is done.
14 They shall lid up their voice, they hall sing for the majesty of the Lord
they shall cry aloud from the sea.
15 "Wherefore glorify ye the Lord in the fires, even the name of the Lord God of Israel in the isles of the sea.
16 TT From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs, even glory to the righteous. But I said, My leanness, my leanness, wo unto me! the treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously ; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.
17 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, arc upon thee, 0 inhabitant of the earth.
IS And it shall come to pass, that he who flceth from the noise of the feav 1SA1 AH. his Jitagments.
God praised Jbv shall full into the pit coinelli up out of the midst of the pit sliall be taken in the Entire: for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake.
19 The earth is utterly broken down, the earlh is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly.
20 The earth shall reel to arid fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; arid it shall lall, and not rise again.
•21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.
22 And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up it: the prison, and after many days shall they be visited.
23 Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the Loud of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.
OLORD, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy name; for thou hast done wonderful tilings; thy counsels of old are faithfulness* and truth.
2 For thou hast made of a city a heap: of a defenced city a ruin : a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.
3 Therefore shall the strong people glorify thee, the oily of the terrible nations shall fear thee.
-1 Tor thou hast been a strength to lb** poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a reluge from the 6torm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.
6 Thou shall bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat in a dry place even the heat with the shadow of: cloud: the branch of the terrible one shall be brought low
6 TT And in this mountain shall the Loud of hosts make unto all people a least of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, Of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.
7 And he will destroy in his mounuui. the face of '.lie covering cast ovei
and he that ,all people, and the vail that is spread
8 He will swallow up death in victoy; and the Lord God will wipe a
way tears from oil' all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath 6poken it.
9 IT And it shall be eaid in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited
him, and he will 6ave us: this tithe Lord; we have wailed for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his 6ul
10 For in this mountain shall the land of the Lord rest , and Moab slial1 be trodden down under him, even ;is
traw is trodden down for the dunghill.
11And he shall spread fort h his 11 and s n the midst of them, as he thatswimrneih spreadeth forth his hands to swirn: and he shall bring down their pride together with the s-poils of their hands.
12 And the fortress of the high fort of thy walls shall he bring down'; lay low, and bring lo the ground, even to the dust.
IN that day shall Ibis song be suin? in the land of Judah; VVe have a strong city: salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks.
2 Open ye the gates, that the right eous nation which keepclh the truth may enter in.
3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he Irusteth in thee.
4 Trust ye in the Lord R>r ever: for in the Lordjehovahw everlasting strength.
6 TT For he bringeth down them that dwell on high; the lofly city, he layeth it low : Tic Jayeth it low, even "to the ground; he bringeth it even to llie dust.
6 The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy.
7 The way of the just w uprightness; thou, most upright, dost weigh Ihe path of the just
8 Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O Lord, have we wailed for thee; Ihe desire of our soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee.
9 With my soul have 1 desired thee in the night: yen, with my spirit
God's careJor CHAP. wiLliin me will I aeck tliee early: for when thy judments ore in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
10 Let favour be showed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: iii the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the Lord.
11 LoRD.io/iCtt thy hand is lifted up, they will not see: but, they 6hall see, jind be ashamed for their envy at the) people; yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them.
121TLord, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all
13 O Loud our God, otlier lords besides thee have had dominion over us.btu by thee only will we make menlion of thy name.
14 They are dead, they shall not live: they are deceased, they shall not rise: therefore hast ihon visited ami destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish.
15 Thou hast iucreased the nation, O Lord, thou liasl increased the nation: lliou art glorified: thou hadst removed it far wao ail the ends of the earth.
16 Lord, in trouble have they visit thee, they poured out a prayer wh thy chastening was upon them.
17 Like as a woman with child, t/tai draweih near the time of her delivery, is in pain, rt?ic/crielh out in her pangs; so have we been in thv si^ht, O Lord.
18 We have been "with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind: we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth, .neither have the inhabitants of the) world fallen.
19 Thy dead men 6hall live, together xoitli my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew'w as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
20 IT Come, my people, enter thou into thv chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself aa it were for a little moment, uutil the indignation be overpast.
21 For, behold,the Lord comelh out of his place to punish the inhabitant; of the earth for their iniquity: tin earth also shall disclose her blood, and *Uall no more cover her ilain.
!XVIl. his vineyard.
CHAP. XXVII. N that day the Lord, with his sore, . and great, and strong sword, shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon thatu in the sea.
2 In that day sing ye unto her, A 'ineyard of red wine.
3 1 the Lord do keep it; I will water it every moment: Jest any hurt it, 1. will keep it night and day.
4 Fury is not in me: who would set the briers and thorns against me in battle? 1 would go through them, 1 would burn them together.
5 Or let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me;
ind he shall make peace with me.
6 He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root; Israel shall bios som and bud, and rill the face of the world with fruit.
7 If Hath he smitten him, as he smote those that smote him? oris he elain according to the slaughter of them that are slain by him?
S In measure,when itshooteth forth, thou wilt debate with it: he stayelh his rough wind in the day of the cast wind.
9 By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this w all the fruit to take away his sin; when ho maketh all the stones of the aliar as chalk-stones that are beaten in sunder,
lie groves and images shall not etami jp.
10 Yet the defenced city shall be des iolaie, and the habitation forsaken,
id left like a w ilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie and consume the branches
U When the boughs thereof are I'ilhered, they shall be broken olf: he women come, atid set them on ire: for it is a people of no understanding: therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and lie that formed them will show them no favour.
1217 And it shall come to pass ii hat day,that the Lord shall beat oft* from the channel of the river unto the stream of Egypt, and ye shall be gatli ered one by one, O ye children of Is rael.
13 And it shall come to pass in thnt day, that the great trumpet shall be Ephraim threatened. ISAIAH. Christ pwnisctl
blown, and they shall come which| 13 But the word of the Lord was
were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcast in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the LonD in the holy mount at Jerusalem. CHAP. XXVUI.
WO to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Epliraim, whose! glorious beauty is a lading flower, which are on tbe head of the fat valleys of them tbat are overcome with wine 1
2 Behold, the LonD hath a mighty and strong one, which as a tempest of hail and a destroying storm, as a flood of mighty waters overflowing, shall cast down to the earth with the hand
3 The crown of pride, the drunkards] of Epliraim, shall be trodden under
4 And the glorious beauty, which u on the head of the fat valley, shall be; a fading flower, <w»cf as the hasty fruit before the summer; which xoliet that looketh upon it seech, while yet in his hand he eateth it up.
5 IT In that day shall the Lord of Dosts be for a crown of glory, a.id for a diadem of beauty, unto the residue of his people,
6 And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate.
7 IT But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest a piophct have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed upol wine, they are out of the way through strong| drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment
8 For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean.
9IT Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine ? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.
10 For precept must t*. upon precept, precept upon precepr: line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and\ there a little:
11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will lie speak to this people.
12 To whom he said, This is the rest ruherewith ye may cause the weary to i rest; and this is the refreshing: yetl they would not hear. I
to them, precept upon precept, pre ceptjiipon precept; line upon li«e, line upon line ; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken,and snared, and taken.
11TT Wherefore hear the word of the Lord, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.
lf> Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death,and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall passlhrough, it shall not come untous: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves.
16 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious cornei-.w?ie, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding-place.
18 IT And your covenant with death shall be disannulled,and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down bv it.
19 From the time that itgoeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation >nly to understand the report.
20 For the bed is shorter than that i man can stretch himself on it: and the covering narrower than that he :an wrap himself in it.
21 For the Loud shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon,that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act,
22 Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from the Lord God of hosts a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth.
23TT Give ye ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech.
24 Doth the plowman plow all day to sow? doth he open and break ths clods of his ground?
25 When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not cast abroad the fitches, ami scatter the cummin, ami
The hypocrisy CHAP, cast in the principal wheal, and the appointed barley, and the rye, in their place?
•26 For his God doth instruct hira to discretion, and doth teach him.
27 For the fitches are not threshed with a threshing instrument, neither i9a cart-wheel turned about upon the Cummin ; but the fitches are beaten out with a stair, and the cummin with a rod.
28Bread-cor« is bruised ; because he will not ever be threshing it, nor break ii with the wheel of iiis cart, nor bruise it ivith his horsemen.
29 This also coineth forth from the Loud ofhosts, which is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working. CHAP. XXIX.
WO to Ariel, lo Ariel, the city where David dwelt I add ye year to year; let them kill sacrifices.
2 Vet 1 will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow : and it shall be unto me as Ariel.
3 And 1 will camp against thee round about, and will lay siege against thee with a mount, and I will raise forts against thee.
4 And thou ehalt be brought dovrn, ond shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, Find thy speech shall whisper out of the dust.
6 Moreover, the multitude of thy strangers shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones shall he as chaff that passeth away; yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly.
6 Thou shalt be visited of the Lord ofhosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring lire.
7 And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, even alJ that fight against her and her munition, and that distress her, shall be as a dream of a night-vision.
8 It shall even be as when a hungTJ' man dreameth,and .behold, he eateth; but he awakelh.and his soul is empty; or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh ; but lie awaketh, and behold, he is faint, and his soul hath appetite ; so shall the multitude of ail the nations be tlu.t 6 £ht against mount Zion.
XXIX. of the Jews.
9 IT Stay yourselves.and wonder;cry ye out, and cry; they are drunken, but not with wine ; they stagger, but not with strong drink.
10 For the Loiid hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the propbela a<id your rulers, the seers liaOi lie covered.
11 And the vision of all is become unto you as the word of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, P«.ead this, I pray thee : and he saith, I cannot; lor it is sealed.:
12 And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee : and Jje saith, 1 am not learned.
13 TT Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their hr-art far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of
14. Therefore, behold, I will proceed lo do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder; for the wjsdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent Men shall be hid.
15 Wo unto them that seek deep to I hide their counsel from the Loud, and I their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us ? and who knoweth
16 Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay ; for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?
17 TT Is it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be esteemed ns a forest?
18 And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out o( darkness.
10 The meek also shall increase tlieir joy in the Lord, and the poor amonj* men shall rejoice in the Holy One ot Israel.
20 For the terrible one is broujht to nought,and the scomer is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off: H y