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554 Moab threatened. . ISAIAH. Syria, and Damascus threatened. all their heads shall be baldness, and every , heathen have broken down the principal beard cut off.

plants thereof, they are come even unto 3 In their streets they shall gird them- | Jazer, they wandered through the wilselves with sackcloth; on the tops of || derness: her branches are stretched out, their houses, and in their streets, every | they are gone over the sea. one shall howi, weeping abundantly. | 9 | Therefore I will bewail with the

4 And Heshbon shall cry, and Eicaleh :weeping of Jazer the vine of Sibmah: 1 their voice shall be heard even unto will water thee with my tears, O HeshJahaz: therefore the armed soldiers of bon, and Elealeh : for the shouting for Bloab shall cry out ; his life shall be thy summer fruits and for thy harvest grievous unto him.

is fallen. 5 My heart shall cry out for Moab ; 1l 10 And gladness is taken away, and his fugitives shall flee unto Zoar, an heif- joy out of the plentiful field ; and in the er of three years old : for by the mount- vineyards there shall be no singing, neiing up of Luhith with weeping shall they ither shall there be shouting: the treaders go it up; for in the way of Horonaim shall tread out no wine in their presses ; I they shall raise up a cry of destruction. i have made thvir vintage-shouting to cease.

6 For the waters of Nimrim shall be 11 Wherefore my bowels shall sound desolate : for the hay is withered away, like an harp for Moab, and mine inward the grass faileth, there is no green thing. I parts for Kir-haresh.

7 Therefore the abundance they have 12 4 And it shall come to pass, when it gotten, and that which they have laid | is seen that Moab is weary on the high up, shall they carry away to the brook of place, that he shall come to his sanctuary the willows.

to pray ; but he shall not prevail. 8 For the cry is gone round about the i3 This is the word that the LORD hath borders of Moab, the howling thereof spoken concerning Moab since that time. unto Eglaim, and the howling thereof | 14 But now the LORD hath spoken, unto Beer-elim.

saying, Within three years, as the years of 9 For the waters of Dimon shall be full an hireling, and the glory of Moab shall of blood : for I will bring more upon Di- de contemned, with all that great multimon, lions upon him that escapeth of Mo- tude ; and the remnant shall be very small ai), and upon the remnant of the land. and feeble. CHAP. XVI.

CHAP. XVII. 1 Moab is exhorted to yield obedience to i Syria and Israel threatened. 6

Christ's kingdom, 6 and thrcatened remnant shall forsake idolatry. 9 The for pride.

rest shall be plagued for their impiety, CEND ye the lamb to the ruler of the l 'HE burden of Damascus. Behold,

land from Sela to the wilderness, un 1 Damascus is taken away from being to the mount of the daughter of Zion. a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.

2 For it shall be, thui, as a wandering 2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken : bird cast out of the nest, so the daughters , they shall be for flocks, which shall lie of Moab shall be at the forels of Arnon. down, and none shall make them afraid.

3 Take counsel, execute judgment ; 3 The fortress also shall cease from Emake thy shadow as the night in the phraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, midst of the noonday ; hide the outcasts; and the remnant of Syria : they shall be bewray not him that wandereth.

as the glory of the children of Israel, 4 Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, saith the LORD of hosts. Moab ; be thou a covert to them from 1 4 And in that day it shall come to pass, the face of the spoiler : for the extor- that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, tioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean. oppressors are consumed out of the land. 5 And it shall be as when the harvest

5 And in mercy shall the throne be man gathereth the corn, and reapeth established : and he shall sit upon it in the ears with his arın ; and it shall be as truth in the tabernacle of David, judg- he that gathereth ears in the valley of ing, and seeking judgment, and hasting Rephaim. righteousness.

6 9 Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in 6 1 We have heard of the pride of Mo- || it, as the shaking of an olive-tree, two or ab ; he is very proud : even of his haugh- three berries in the top of the uppermost tiness, and his pride, and his wrath : but || bough, four or five in the outmost fruitful his lies shall not be so.

branches thereof, saith the LORD God of 7. Therefore shall Moab howl for Mo- || Israel. ab, every one shall howl: for the foun 7 At that day shall a man look to his dations of Kir-hareseth shall ye mourn ; H Maker, and his cyes shall have respect to surely they are stricken.

the Holy One of Israel. 8 For the fields of Heshbon languish, il 8 And he shall not look to the altars, and the vine of Şiumah; tho lords of the I the work of his hands, neither shall respect The Ethiopians to be destroyed. CHAP. XVIII, XIX. The confusion of Egypt. 555 that which his fingers have made, either brought unto the Lord of hosts of a peos the groves, or the images.

I ple scattered and peeled, and from a peot 9 | In that day shall his strong cities ple terrible from their beginning hitherbe as a forsaken bough, and an uppermost to; a nation meted out and trodden under branch, which they left because of the foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled, children of Israel: and there shall be des to the place of the name of the Lord of olation.

|| hosts, the mount Zion. 10 Because thou hast forgotten the God

CHAP. XIX. of thy salvation, and hast not been mind- \ 1 The confusion of Egypt. 11 The foolful of the rock of thy strength, therefore ishness of her prince'a. 18 The calling shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt of Egypt to the church. 23 The cuvee set it with strange slips :

ant of Egypt, Assyria, and Isracl. 11 In the day shalt thou make thy THE burden of Egypt. Behold, the plant to grow, and in the morning shalt 1 Lord rideth upon a swift cloud, thou make thy seed to flourish : but the and shall come into Egypt: and the idols harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief of Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and of desperate sorrow.

and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the 124 Woe to the multitude of many peo midst of it. ple, which make a noise like the noise of 2 And I will set the Egyptians against the seas ; and to the rushing of nations, the Egyptians: and they shall fight every that make a rushing like the rushing of one against his brother, and every one mighty waters!

against his neighbour ; city against city, 13 The nations shall rush like the rush I and kingdom against kingilom. ing of many waters : but God shall re- 3 And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in buke them, and they shall flee far off, the midst thereof: and I will destroy the and shall be chased as the chaff of the counsel thereof : and they shall scek to mountains before the wind, and like a roll the idols, and to the charmers, and to ing thing before the whirlwind.

them that have familiar spirits, and to 14 And behold at evening-tide trouble ; | the wizards. and before the morning he is not. This 4. And the Egyptians will I give over is the portion of them that spoil us, and into the hand of a cruel lord ; and a the lot of them that rob us.

fierce king shall rule over them, saith CHAP. XVIII.

the Lord, the LORD of hosts. 1 God in care of his people will destroy 5 And the waters shali fail from the sea,

the Ethiopians. 7 An access shall grow and the river strall be wasted and dried up. thereby unto the church.

6 And they shall turn the rivers far aW E to the land shadowing with way; and the brooks of defence shall be

Vy wings, which is beyond the rivers | emptied and dried up: the reeds and fags of Ethiopia :

shall wither. 2 That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, 7 The paper-reeds by the brooks, by eren in vessels of bulrushes upon the way the mouth of the brooks, and every thing ters, saying, Go, ye swift messengers, to sown by the brooks, shall wither, be driva nation scattered and peeled, to a people en away, and be no more. terrible from their beginning hitherto; a 8 The fishers also shall mourn, and all nation meted out and trodden down, they that cast angle into the brooks shall whose land the rivers have spoiled! lament, and they that spread nets upon

S All ye inhabitants of the world, and the watcrs shall languisli. dweliers on the earth, sce ye, when he 9 Moreover they that work in fine flax, lifoeth up an ensign on the mountains ; || and they that weave net-works, shall be and when lie bloweth a trumpet, hear ye confounded.

4. For so the Lord said unto me, I will l 10 And they shall be broken in the take my rest, and I will consider in my l purposes thereof, all that make sluices dwelling place like a clear heat upon | and ponds for fisi. herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat | 11 | Surely the princes of Zoan are of harvest.

fools, the counsel of the wise counsellors 5 For afore the harvest, when the bud of Pharaoh is become brutish : how say is perfect, and the sour grape is ripening ye unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the in the flower, he shall both cut off the wise, the son of ancient kings? sprigs with pruning-hooks, and take away || 12 Where are they? where are thy and cut down the branches.

wise men? and let them tell thee now, 6 They shall be left together unto the land let them know what the Lord of fowls of the mountains, and to the beasts hosts liath purposed upon Egypt. of the earth: and the fowls shall summer 13 The princes of Zoan are become upon them, and all the beasts of the earth fools, the princes of Noph are deceived ; shall winter upon thein.

they have also seduced Egypt, even they 7 f In that time shall the present be " that are the stay of the tribes thereof.

556 Calling of Egypt to the church. ISAIAH.

The fall of Babylon. 14 The Lord hath mingled a perverse || foot three years for a sign and wonder spirit in the midst thereof : and they have upon Egypt and upon Ethiopia ; caused Egipt toerr in every work thereof, || 4 So shall the king of Assuri: lead away as a drunken man staggereth in his vomit li the Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethio

15 Neiber shall there be any work for pjans captives, young and old, naked and Egypt, wh.ch the head or tail, branch or barefoot, even with their luttocks uncorrust, may do.

ered, to the shame of Egypt. 16 In that day shall Egypt be like unto 5 And they shall be afraid and ashamed women: and it shall be afraid and fear of Ethiopia their expectation, and of because of the shaking of the hand of the Egypt their glory. LORD of hosts, which he shaketh over it. | 6 And the inhabitant of this isle shall

17 And the land of Judah shall ir a say in that day, Behold, such is our exterror unto Egypt, every one that mak-rectation, whither we fiee for help to be eth mention thereof shall be afraid in aclivered froin the king of Assyria : and himself, because of the counsel of th how shall we escape ? LORD of hosts, which he hath determined

CHAP. XXI. against it.

1 The fall of Babylon. 11 Edom scorning '18 | In that day shall five cities in the the prophet, is inoved to repentance. 13 land of Egypt speak the language of Ca The set time of Arabia's calamity. naan, and swear to the LORD of hosts ; THE burden of the desert of the sea. one shall be called, The city of destruction. | 1 As whirlwinds in the south pass

19 In that day shall there be an altar through ; 80 it cometh from the desert, to the Lord in the midst of the land of from a terrible land. Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof 2 A grievous vision is declared unto me; to the LORD.

the treacherous dealer dealeth treacher20 And it shall be for a sign and for a ously, and the spoiler spoileth. Go up, () witness unto the LORD of hosts in the Elam : besiege, 0 Media ; all the sighing land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto thereof have I made to cease. the LORD because of the oppressors, and 3 Therefore are my loins filled with he shull send them a saviour, and a great pain : pangs have taken hold upon me, as one, and he shall deliver them.

the pangs of a woman that travaileth : I 21 And the LORD shall be known to was bowed down at the hearing of it ; I Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the was dismayed at the seeing of it. LORD in that day, and shall do sacrifice 4 My heart panted, fearfulness afand oblation ; yea, they shall vow a vow || frighted me: the night of my pleasure. unto the LORD, and perform it.

hath he turned into fear unto me. 22 And the LORD shall smite Egypt : 5 Prepare the table, watch in the watchhe shall smite and heal it : and they shall || tower, eat, drink ; arise, ye princes, and return even to the LORD, and he shall be anoint the shield. entreated of them, and shall heal them. 6 For thus hath the LORD said unto

23 9 In that day shall there be a high- | me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare way out of Egypt to Assyria, and the || what he seeth. Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the 7 And he saw a chariot with a couple Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians of horsemen, a chariot of asses, and a shall serve with the Assyrians.

|| chariot of camels; and he hearkened 24 In that day shall Israel be the third diligently with much heed: with Egypt and with Assyria, even a l 8. And he cried, a lion: My lorrl, I blessing in the midst of the land :

stand continually upon the watch-tower 25 Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, in the day time, and I am set in my ward saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and whole nights. Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel 9 And behold, here cometh a charmnine inheritance.

iot of men, with a couple of horsemen. CHAP. XX.

And he answered and said, Babylon is 4 type prcfiguring the shameful captive fallen, is fallen ; and all the graven

ity of Egypt and Ethiopia. images of her gods he hath brok en unto TN the year that Tartan came unto the ground. 1 Ashdod (when Sargon the king of As l 10 () my threshing, and the corn of syria sent him) and fought against Ash || my floor: that which I have heard of the dod, and took it ;

|| LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, have I 2 At the same time spake the Lord by I declared unto you. Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, Go, and U 11 | The burden of Dumah. He calleth loose the sackcloth from off' thy loins, and to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the put off thy shoe from thy foot. And he || night? Watchman, what of the night? did so, walking naked and barefoot.

12 The watchman said, The morning 3 And the LORD said, Like as my ser- cometh, and also the night: if ye will vant Isaiah hath walked naked and bare- inquire, inquire ye : return, come.

The invasion of Jerury. CHAP. XXII, XXIII. Eliakim's honour foreshewn. 557 13 | The burden upon Arabia. In the 11 ing, and to baldness, and to girding with forest in Arabia shall ye lodge, O ye travel sackcloth : elling companies of Dedanimi.

1 13 And behold joy and gladness, sur14 The inhabitants of the land of ing oxen, and killing sheep, eating fleshi, Tema brought water to him that was l and drinking wine : let us eat and drink; thirsty, they prevented with their bread for to-morrow we shall die. him that fled.

14 And it was revealed ja mine ears by . 15 For they fled from the sworils, from the Lord of hosts, Surely this iniquity the drawn sword, and from the bent shall not be purged from you till ye die, bow, and from the grievousness of war. l saith the Lord God of hosts.

16 For thus hath the LORD said unto i5 4 Thus saith the Lord God of hosts, me, Within a year, according to the Go, get thce unto this treasurer, even years of an hireling, and all the glory of into Shebna, which is over the house, Kedar shall fail :

and sau, 17 And the residue of the number of 1 16 What has thou here? and whom archers, the mighty men of the children: hast thou here, that thou hast hewed thce of Kedar, shall be diminished : for the il out a sepulchre here, as he that heweth LORD God of Israel hath spoken it. him out a sepulchre on high, and that CHAP. XXII.

graveth an liabitation for himself in a 1 The invasion of Jewry by the Persians. | rock?

8 Their human wisdom reproved. 1 17 Behold, the LORD will carry thee THE burden of the valley of vision. away with a mighty captivity, and will

1 What aileth thee now, that thou art surely cover thee. wholly gone up to the house-tops ?

18 He will surely violently turn and 2 Thou that art full of stirs, a tumul- il ross thee like a ball into a large country : tuous city, a joyous city : thy slain mer there shalt thou die, and there the charare not slain with the sword, nor dead iots of thy glory shall be the shame of in battle.

chy lord's house. 3 All thy rulers are fled together, they 19 And I will drive thee from thy sta- . are bound by the archers: all that are tion, and from thy state shall he pull found in thee are bound together, which thee down. have fled from far.

20 And it shall come to pass in that 4 Therefore said I, Look away from day, that I will cali my servant Eliakim me; I will weer bitterly, labour not to the son of Hilkiah : comfort me, because of the spoiling of ! 21 And I will clothe him with thy the daughter of my people.

Il robe, and strengthen him with thy girdle, 5 For it is a day of trouble, and of and I will commit thy government into treading down, and of perplexity by the his hand: and he shall be a father to the Lord God of hosts in the valley of vision, ll inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house breaking down the walls, and of crying 1 of Judah. to the mountains

U 22 And the key of the house of David 6 And Elam bare the quiver with I will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall chariots of men and horsemen, and Kir | open, and none shall shut; and he shall uncovered the shield.

shut, and none shall open." 7 And it shall come to pass, that thy 11 23 And I will fasten him as a nail in a choicest valleys shall be full of chariots, | sure place; and he shall be for a glorious and the horsemen shall set themselves in throne to his father's house. array at the gate.

24 And they shall hang upon him all 81 And he discovered the covering the glory of his father's house, the offof Judah, and thou didst look in that spring and the issue, all vessels of sinall day to the armour of the house of the quantity, from the vessels of cups, even forest.

to all the vessels of fagons. 9 Ye have seen also the breaches of the | 25 In that day, saith the LORD of city of David, that they are many : and hosts, shall the nail that is fastened in ye gathered together the waters of the the sure place be removed, and be cut lower pool.

down, and fall; and the burclen that 10 And ye have numbered the houses was upon it shall be cut off : for the of Jerusalem, and the houses have ye LORD hath spoken it. broken down to fortify the wall.

CHAP. XXIII. 11 Ye made also a ditch between the 1 The miserable overthrow of Tyre. 17 two wails for the water of the old pool:

Her return.' but ye have not looked unto the maker | THEburden of Tyre. Howl, ye ships of thereof, neither had respect unto him 1 Tarshish; for it islaid waste, so that that fashioned it long ago.

| there is no house, no entering in : from 12 And in that day did the Lord God the land of Chittim it is revealed to then). of hosts call to wecping, and to mour il 2 Be still, yc inhabitants of the islo ;

558 Ture's overthrow.

ISAIAH. The judgments of God for sin, thou whom the merchants of Zidon, that

CHAP. XXIV. pass over the sea, have replenished. 1 God's judgment upon the land. 13 A

3 And by great waters the seed of Si-i remnani shall jaifully praise liim. hor, the harvest of the river, is her rev- DEHOLD, the LORD maketh the earth enue ; and she is a mart of nations.

U empty, and maketh it waste, and 4 Be thou ashamed, 0 Zidon : for the turneth it upside down, and scattereth sea hath spoken, even the strength of the abroad the inhabitants thereof. sea, saying, I travail not, nor bring forth 2 And it shall be, as with the people, children, neither do I nourish up young iso withi the priests; as with the servant, men, nor bring up virgins.

so with his master; as with the maid, so 5 As at the report concerning Egypt, with her mistress ; as with the buyer, so so shall they be sorely pained at the re- with the seller ; as with the lender, so port of Tyre.

with the borrower; as with the taker of * 6 Passie over to Tarshish; howl, ye usury, so with the giver of usury to him. inhabitants of the isle.

i 3 The land shall be utterly emptied, 7 Is this your joyous city, whose antiq- and utterly spoiled: for the LORD hath wity is of ancient days ? her own feet spoken this word. shall carry her afar off to sojourn.

4 The earth mourneth and fadeth away, 8 Who hath taken this counsel against the worldlanguisheth and fadeth awar, the 'Tyre, the crowning city, whose merchants haughty people of the earth do languish. ure princes, whose traffickers are the li 5 The earth also is defiled under the licnourable of the earth ?

inhabitants thereof; because they have 9 The LORD of hosts hath purposed transgressed the laws, changed die ordiit, to stain the pride of all glory, and to nance, broken the everlasting covenant. bring into contempt all the honourable of 6 Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth.

| the earth, and they that dwell therein are 10 Pass through thy land as a river, o desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the daughter of Tarshish : there is no more earth are burned, and few men left. strength.

7 The new wine mourneth, the vine 11 Flestretched out his handoverthe sea, I languisheth, all the merry-hearted do sigh. hicshook the kingdoms; the Lordhath giv- 8 The mirth of tabiiets ceaseth, the on a commandment against the merchant noise of them that rejoice endeth, the joy city, to destroy the strong holds thereof. of the harp ceaseth.

12 And he said, Thou shalt no more 9 They shall not drink wine with a rejoice, O) thou oppressed virgin, daugh- song; strong drink shall be bitter to them ter of Zidon : arise, pass over to Chittim ; i that drink it. there also, shalt thou have no rest. Ti 10 The city of confusion is broken

13 Behold the land of the Challeans; l down : every house is shut up, that no · this people was not, till the Assyrian li man may come in. founded it for them that dwell in the 11 There is a crying for wine in the wilderness : they set up the towers there- streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth of of, they raised up the palaces thereof; the land is gone. and he brought it to ruin.

12 In the city is left desolation, and the 14 Howl, ye ships of Tarshish : for ' gate is smitten with destruction. your strength is laid waste.

13 When thus it shall be in the midst 15 And it shall come to pass in that of the land among the people, there shall clay, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy be as the shaking of an olive-tree, and as years, according to the days of one king: the gleaning grapes when the vintage is

sing as an harlot.

14 They shall lift up their voice, they 16 Take an harp, go about the city, shall sing for the majesty of the LORD, thou harlot that hast been forgotten ; i they shall civ aloud from the sea. make sweet melody, sing many songs, l 15 Wherefore glorify ye the LORD in that thou mayest be remembered. | the fires, even the name of the LORD

17 q And it shall come to pass after God of Israel in the isles of the sea. the end of seventy years, that the LORD 16 T From the uttermost part of the will visit Tyre, and she shall turn to her eartlı have we heard songs, even glory to lire, and shall commit fornication with the righteous. But I sail, My leanness, all the kingdoms of the world upon the my leanness, woe unto me! the treacherface of the earth.

il ous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, 18 And her merchandise and her hire the treacherous dealers have dealt very shall be holiness to the LORD: it shall treacherously. not be treasured nor laid up ; for her 17 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are merchandise shall be for them that dwell upon thie, () inhabitant of the earth. before the LORD), to cat sufficiently, and it '18 And it shall come to pass, that he for durable clothing.

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