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A promise of deliverance from Assyria. ISAIAH. God mustereth the armies of his wrath don shall cease, and mine anger in their de- and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: nruction.

Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall 26 And the LORD of hosts shall stir up a scourge not vex Ephraim. for him according to the slaughter of Midian at 14 But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the the rock of Oreb: and as his rod was upon the sea, Philistines toward the west ; they shall spoil 80 shall he lift it up after the manner of Egypt. them of the east together: they shall lay their

27 And it shall come to pass in that day, that hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children bis burden shall be taken away from off thy of Ammon shall obey them. shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and 15 And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue the yoke shall be destroyed because of the of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind anointing.

shall he shake his hand over the river, and shall 28 lle is come to Aiath, he is passed to Migron ; smite it in the seven streams, and make men go at Michmash he hath laid up his carriages: over dry-shod.

29 They are gone over the passage: they have 16 And there shall be a highway for the remtaken up their lodging at Geba; Rainah is afraid; nant of his people, which sliall be left, from AsGibeah of Saul is fled.

Tsyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he 30 Lift up thy voice, o daughter of Gallim : came up out of the land of Egypt. cause it to be heard unto Laish, 0 poor Anathoth.

CHAP. XII. 31 Madmenah is removed; the inhabitants of

A thanksgiving of the faithful. Gebim gather theniselves to fice.

ND in that day thou shalt say, O LORD, 1 39 As yet shall he remain at Nob that day: he A. will praise thee: though thou wast angry shall shake his hand against the mount of the with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou daughter of Zion, the hill of Jerusalem,

comfortedst me. 33 Behold, the Lord, the Lord of hosts shall 2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and Jon the bough with terror: and the high ones of not be afraid : for the LORD JEHOVAH is my stature shall be hewn down, and the haughty strength and my song; he also is become my salshall be humbled.

vation. 34 And he shall cut down the thickets of the 3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out forests with iron, and Lebanon shall fall by a or the wells of salvation. mighty one.

| 4 And in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD, CHAP. XI..

call upon his name, declare his doings among the Christ's peaceable kingdom.

I people, make mention that his name is exalted. AND there shall coine forth a rod out of the 5 Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excelA stem of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out Ient things: this is known in all the earth. of his roots :

| 6 Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion; 2 And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon for great is the lloly One of Israel in the midst him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the of thee. spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of know

CHAP. XIII. ledge and of the fear of the LORD;

Babylon is threatened. 3 Ånd shall make him of quick understanding THE burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the In the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge 1 sou of Amoz did see. afer the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after 2 Lin ye up a banner upon the high mountain, the hearing of his ears:

lexalt the voice unto them, shake the hand, that 4 But with righteousness shall he judge the they may go into the gates of the nobles. poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of 3 I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the also called my mighty ones for mine anger, even rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips them that rejoice in my highness. shall he slay the wicked.

| 4 The noise of a multitude in the mountains, like 5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his as of a great people; a tumultuous noise of the loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins. kingdoms of nations gathered together: the LORD

6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and or hosts mustereth the host of the battle. the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and 5 They come froni a far country, from the end the calf and the young lion and the falling to- of heaven, even the LORD, and ihe weapons of gether; and a little child shall lead them. T his indignation, to destroy the whole land.

7 And the cow and tbe bear shall feed; their 6 | Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at young ones shall lie down together: and the hand; it shall come as a destruction from the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

Almighty. 8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole 7 Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his man's heart shall melt; hand on the cockatrice's den.

8 And they shall be afraid ; pangs and sorrows 9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain mountain: for the earth shall be full of the know-as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed ledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. one at another; their faces shall be as flames.

10 1 And in that day there shall be a root of 9 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners rest shall be glorious.

thercof out of it. u And it shall come to pass in that day, that 10 For the stars of heaven and the constellathe LORD sball set his hand again the second tionis thereof shall not give their light: the sun time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be darkened in his going forth, and the shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and moon shall not cause her light to shine. from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, l 11 And I will punish the world for their evil, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will the islands of the sea.

cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and 10 And he shall set up an ensign for the na- will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. tions, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, 12 I will make a man more precious than fine and gather together the dispersed of Judah from gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir. the four corners of the earth.

113 Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the 13 The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, earth shall reinove out of her place, in the wrath

The desolation of Babylon. CHAP. XIV, XV. God's purpose against Assyrio. of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce of the congregation, in the sides of the north: anger.

| 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; 17 And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a I will be like the Most High. sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every 15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to man turn to his own people, and flee every one the sides of the pit. into his own land.

| 16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon 15 Every one that is found shall be thrust thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man through; and every one that is joined unto them that made the earth to tremble, that did shake shall fall by the sword.

kingdoms : 16 Their children also shall be dashed to pieces) 17 That made the world as a wilderness, and before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not and their wives ravished.

the house of his prisoners ? 17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against 18 All the kings of the nations, eden all of them. them, which shall not regard silver, and as for lie in glory, every one in his own house. gold, they shall not delight in it.

19 But thou art cast out of thy grave like an 18 Their bows also shall dash the young men to abominable branch, and as the raiment of those pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that the womb; their eye shall not spare children. go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcasa

19 1 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the trodden under feet. beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as 20 Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain

20 It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it thy people: the seed of evil-doers shall never be be dwelt in from generation to generation: nei- renowned. ther shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither 21 Prepare slaughter for his children for the shall the shepherds make their fold there: iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise,

21 But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there ; nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the and their houses shall he full of doleful crea-world with cities. tures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs 22 For I will rise up against them, saith the shall dance there.

LORD of hosts, and cut off from Babylon the 2 And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry naine, and remnant, and son, and nephew, saith in their desolate houses, and dragons in their the LORD. pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, 23 I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and her days shall not be prolonged.

and pools of water : and I will sweep it with CHAP. XIV.

the besom of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts. God's restoration of Israel.

24 11 The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, TUOR the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to T will yet choose Israel, and set them in their pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand: own land: and the strangers shall be joined with 25 That I will break the Assyrian in my land, them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob. and upon my mountains tread him under fout:

2 And the people shall take them, and bring then shall his yoke depart from off them, and them to their place: and the house of Israel shall his burden depart from off their shoulders. possess them in the land of the LORD for ser-| 26 This is the purpose that is purposed upon vants and handmaids: and they shall take them the whole earth : and this is the hand that is captives, whose captives they were; and they stretched out upon all the nations. shall rule over their oppressors.

27 For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and 3 And it shall come to pass in the day that the who shall disannul it? and his hand is stretched LORD shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and out, and who shall turn it back ? from thy fear, and from the hard bondage where- 28 in the year that king Ahaz died was this in thou wast inade to serve,

burden. 4 That thou shalt take up this proverb against | 29 1 Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the op. the rod of him that smote thee is broken : for pressor ceased, the golden city ceased !

out of the serpent's root shall come forth a cock5 The LORD hath broken the staff of the wick-latrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent. ed, and the sceptre of the rulers.

| 30 And the first-born of the poor shall feed, 6 lle who smote the people in wrath with a and the needy shall lie down in safety: and I continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in an- will kill thy root with famine, and he shall slay ger, is persecuted, and none hindereth.

thy remnant. . 7 The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they 31 Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole Pa. break forth into singing.

lestina, art dissolved: for there shall come from 8 Yea, the fir-trees rejoice at thee, and the ce-the north a smoke, and none shall be alone in dars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid his appointed times. down, no feller is come up against us.

| 32 What shall one then answer the messengers 9 Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet of the nation? That the LORD hath founded thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it thee, even all the chief ones of the earth: it hath

CHAP. XV. raised up from their thrones all the kings of the

The lamentable state of Moab. nations.

THE burden of Moab. Because in the night 10 All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art I Ar of Moab is laid waste, and bronght to thou also become weak as we? Art thou become silence; because in the night Kir of Moab is laid like unto us?

waste, and brought to silence; jl Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and 2 He is gone up to Bajith, and to Dibon, the the noise of ily viols: the worm is spread un-high places, to weep: Moab shall howl over der thee, and the worms cover thee.

Neho, and over Medeba : on all their heads shall 12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Luci-be baldness, and every beard cut oft. fer, son of the morning! hou art thou cut down 3 in their streets they shall gird themselves to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!/with sackcloth : on the tops of their houses, and

13 For thou hast said in thy heart, I will as in their streets, every one shall howl, weeping cend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above abundantly. the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount! 4 l.nd Heshbon shall cry, and picnien; Wicis

Moal threatened for her pride.

ISAIAH.

The woe of Israel's enemies voice shall be heard eren unto Jahaz: therefore

CHAP. XVII. the armed soldiers of Moab shall cry out; his

Syria and Israel threatened. life shall be grievous unto him.

M HE burden of Damascus. Behold, Damias5 My heart shall cry out for Moab; his fugitives 1 cus is taken away froin being a city, and shall lee unto Zoar, a heifer of three years old : it shali be a ruinous heap. for by the mounting up of Luhith with weepingl 2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall shall they go it up; for in the way of Horonaim be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none they shall raise up a cry of destruction.

shall make them afraid. 6 For the waters of Nimriin shall be desolate: 3 The fortress also shall cease from Ephraim, for the hay is withered away, the grass faileth, and the kingdom from Damascus, and the remthere is no green thing.

nant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the 7 Therefore the abundance they have gotten, children of Israel, saith the LORD of hosts. and that which they have laid up, shall they 4 And in that day i: shall come to pass, that carry away to the brook of the willows the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, and the

8 For the cry is gone round about the borders fatness of his flesh sha!l wax lean. of Moab, the howling thereof unto Eglaim, and 5 And it shall be as when the harvest-man ga. the howling thereof unto Beer-elim.

thereth the corn, and reapeth the ears with his 9 For the waters of Dimon shall be full of arm; and it shall be as he that gathereth ears blood : for I will bring more upon Dimon, lions in the valley of Rephaim. upon him that escapeth of Moab, and upon the 6 ! Yet gleaning-grapes shall be left in it, as rernant of the land.

the shaking of an olive-tree, two or three berCHAP. XVI.

ries in the top of the uppcrmost bough, four or Moab exhorted to obedience.

five in the outmost fruitful branches thereof, QEND ye the lanıb to the ruler of the land saith the LORD God of Israel

from Sela to the wilderness, unto the mount 7 At that day shall a man look to his Maker, of the daughter of Zion.

and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One 2 For it shall be, that, as a wandering bird cast of Israel. out of the nest, so the daughters of Moab shall 8 And he shall not look to the altars, the work be at the fords of Arnon.

of his hands, neither shall respect that which his 3 Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy fingers have made, either the groves, or the shadow as the night in the midst of the noon- images. day ; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that 9 in that day shall his strong cities be as a wandereth.

forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch, which 4 Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab; be they left because of the children of Israel: and thou a covert to them from the face of the spoil there shall be desolation. er: for the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler 10 Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out of the salvation, and hast not been mindful of the Rock land.

of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleas5 And in mercy shall the throne be established : ant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips : and he shall sit upon it in truth in the taberna- 1 In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, cle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and in the morning shalt thou make thy secd to and hasting righteousness.

flourish : but the harvest shall be a heap in the 6 1 We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is day of grief and of desperate sorrow. very proud: even of his haughtiness, and his 12 11 Wo to the multitude of many people, which pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be so.! make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to

7 Therefore shall Moab liowl for Moab, every the rushing of nations, that make a rushing like one shall howl: for the foundations of Kir-ha- the rushing of mighty waters! reseth shall ye mourn ; surely they are stricken. 13 T'he nations shall rush like the rushing of

8 For the fields of Heshbon languish, and the many waters : but God shall rebuke them, and vine of Sibmah: the lords of the heathen have they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the broken down the principal plants thereof, they chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like are come even unto Jazer, they wandered through a rolling thing before the whirlwind. the wilderness: her branches are stretched out, 14 And beliold at evening-tide trouble; and bethey are gone over the sea.

Tfore the morning he is not. This is the portion of 9 Therefore I will bewail with the weeping them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us. of Jazer the vine of Sibinah: I will water ihee

CHAP. XVIII. with my tears, O Heshbon, and Elealeh: for the

Ethiopia is threatened. shouting for thy summer fruits and for thy har- T to the land shadowing with wings, which vest is fallen.

10 And gladness is taken away, and joy out of 2 That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in the plentiful field; and in the vineyards there vessels of bulrushes upon the waters, saying, Go, shall be no singing, neither shall there be shout-ye swift messengers, to a nation scattered and ing: the treaders shall tread out no wine in peeled, to a people terrible from their beginning their presses; I have made their vintage-shout- hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden down, ing to cease.

whose land the rivers have spoiled! u Wherefore my bowels shall sound like a harp 3 All ye inhabitants of the world, and dwellers for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kir-ha- on the earth, see ye, when he lifteth up an enresh.

sign on the mountains ; and when he bloweth a 12 And it shall come to pass, when it is seen trumpet, hear ye. that Moab is weary on the high place, that he 4 For so the LORD said unto me, I will take my shall come to his sanctuary to pray; but he shall rest, and I will consider in my dwelling-place not prevail.

like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of 13 This is the word that the LORD hath spo-dew in the heat of harvest. ken concerning Moab since that time.

5 For afore the harvest, when the bud is per 14 But now the LORD hath spoken, saying, fect, and the sour grape is ripening in the flowWithin three years, as the years of a hireling, er, he shall both cut off the sprigs with pruningand the glory of Moab shall be contemned, with hooks, and take away and cut down the branches. all that great multitude; and the remnant skall 6 They shall be left together unto the fowls of be very small and feeble.

the mountains, and to the beasts of the carth: and

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is beyond the riversors by the sea, even in

in the president ined the heart of Egypts

Foolishness of Egypt's princes. CIIAP. XIX, XX, XXI. Covenant of Egypt, Assyria, do the fowls shall suininer upon them, and all the oppressors, and he shall send them a saviour. beasts of the earth shall winter upon them. and a great one, and he shall deliver them.

7 ! In that time shall the present be brought| 21 And the Lord shall be known to Egypt, and unto the LORD of hosts of a people scattered and the Egyptians shall know the LOPD in that day, peeled, and from a people terrible from their be- and shall do sacrifice and oblation; yea, they gimning hitherto ; a nation meted out and trod- shall vow a vow unto the Lord, and perform it. den under foot, whose land the rivers inave spoil- 22 And the LORD shall smite Égypt: he shall ed, to the place of the naine of the LORD of hosts, smite and heal it: and they shall return even to the inount Zion.

the LORD, and he shall be entreated of them, CHAP. XIX.

and shall heal thein. The confusion of Egypt.

23 11 In that day shall there be a highway out of THE burden of Egypt. Behold, the LORD - Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come

I deth upon a swift cloud, and shall come into into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria, ard Egypt: and the idols of Egypt shall be nioved the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians. at his presence, and the heart of Egypt shall nielt 24 In that day shall Israel be the third with

Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the 2 And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyp-inidst of the land : cians: and they shall fight every one against his 25 Whoni the LORD of hosts shall bless, saying, brother, and every one against his neighbour; Blessed he Egypt ny people, and Assyria the city against city, and kingdom against kingdom. wurk of my liands, and Israel mine inheritance. 3 And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst

CHAP. XX. thereof: and I wiil destroy the counsel thereof: Captivity of Egypt and Ethiopia. and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charm-TN the year that Tartan came unto Ashdod, ers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and I (when Sargon the hing of Assyria sent him,) to the wizards.

and fought against Ashdod, and took it; 4 And the Egyptians will I give over into the 2 At the saine time spake the LORD by Isaiah hand of a cruel lord ; and a fierce king shall rule the son of Anoz, saying, Go, and loose the sackover them, saith the Lord, the Lord of hosts. cloth froin off'thy loins, and put off thy shoe froin

5 And the waters shall fail from the sea, and thy foot. And he did so, walking naked and the river shall be wasted and dried up.

barefoot. 6 And they shall turn the rivers far away; and 3 And the Lord said, Like as my servant Isaiah the brooks of detence shall be emptied aud dried hath walked naked and barefoot three years for up. the reeds and flags shall wither.

la sign and wonder upon Egypt and upon Ethi7 The paper-reeds by the brooks, by the mouth opia; of the brooks, and everything sown by the brooks, 14 So shall the king of Assyria lead away the shall wither, be driven away, and be no more. Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethiopians captives,

8 The fishes also shall mourn, and all they that young and old, naked and barefoot, even with cast angle into the brooks shall launent, and they their buttocks uncovered, to the shame or Egypt. that spread nets upon the waters shall languish. 5 And they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethi

9 Moreover they that work in fine flax, and they opia their expectation, and of Egypt their glory. that weave nei-works, shall be confounded. 16 And the inhabitant of this isle shall say, in

10 And they shall be broken in the purposes that day, Behold, such is our expectation, whithereof, all that make sluices and ponds for tish.ther we floe for hein to be delivered from the

JI 11 Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the king of Assyria : and how shall we escape ? counsel or the wisc counsellors of Pharaoh is

CHAP. XXI. become brutish: how say ye unto Pharaoh, I am

The fall of Babylon foreshewn. the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings? M IE burden of the desert of the sea. As whirl

12 Where are they? where are thy wise men? I winds in the south pass through; su it comand let them tell tliee now, and let them knowleth from the desert, froni a terrible land. what the Lordofhosts hath purposed upon Egypt. 2 A grievous vision is declared unto me; The

13 The princes of Zoan are become foois, the treacherous dealer dealeth treacherously, and the princes of Noph are deceived; they have also spoiler spoileth. Coup, O Elam: besiege, O Meseduced Egypt, even they that are the stay of dia; all the sighing thereof have I made to cease. the tribes thereof.

3Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs 14 The Lord hath mingled a perverse spirit in have taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a wothe midst thereot': and they have caused Egypt man that travaileth: I was bowed down at the to crr in every work thereof, as a drunken man hearing of it; I was dismayed at the seeing of it. staggereth in his vomit.

| 4 My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: 15 Neither shall there be any work for Egypt, the night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear which the head or tail, branch or rush, may do. unto me.

16 In that day shall Egypt be like into women: 5 Prepare the table, watch in the watch-tower, and it sball be afraid and fear, because of the eat, drink: arise, ye princes, and anoint the shield shaking of the hand of the LORD of hosts, which 6 For thus hath the LORD said unto me, Go, set he shiaieth over it.

la watchman, let him declare what ie seeth. 17 And the land of Judah shall be a terror unto 7 And he saw a chariot with a couple of horseMgypt, every one that maketh mention thereof men, a chariot of asses, and a chariot of camels : shall be afraid in himself, because of the counselland he hearkened diligently with niuch heed: of the LORD ot' hosts, which he hath determined 8 And he cried, A lion: My lord, I stand conagainst it.

tinually upon the watch-tower in the day time, 18 11 lu that day shall five cities in the land of and I am set in my ward whole nights. Egypt speak the language of Canaan, and swear 9 And behold, here cometh a chariot of nien, with to the LORD of hosts; one shall be called, The a couple of horsenien. And he answered and city of destruction.

said, Babylon is fallen, is fallen ; and all the gra19 In that day shall there be an altar to the ven images of her gods he hath broken unto the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a ground. pillar at the border thereof to the LORD. | 10 O my threshing, and the corn of my floor:

20 And it shall be for a sign and for a witness that which I have heard of the Lord of hodis, unto the LORD of hosts in the land of Egypt:Ithe God of Israel, havel declared unto you. for wiey shall cry unto the LORD because oi'ihel 1: 1 The burden of Dumah. Becalieth to me

ces Offices or sishaths and let

The set time of Arabia's calamity. ISAIAH

Prophecy concerning Eliakim out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night ?| 18 He will surely violently turn and toss theeWatchman, what of the night?

(like a ball into a large country: there shalt thou 12 The watchman said, The morning cometh, die, and there the chariots of thy glory shall be and also the night: if ye will inquire, inquire the shame of thy lord's house. ye: return, come.

| 19 And I will drive thee from thy station, and 13 | The burden upon Arabja. In the forest from thy state shall he pull thee down. In Arabia shall ye lodge, 0 ye travelling com- 20 1 And it shall conie to pass in that day, panies of Dedanim.

that I will call my servant Eliakim, the son of 14 The inhabitants of the land of Tema brought Hilkiah: water to hin that was thirsty, they prevented 21 And I will clothe him with thy robe, and with their bread him that fled.

strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will com15 For they fled from the swords, from the drawn mit thy government into his hand: and he shall sword, and from the bent bow, and from the be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and grievousness of war.

to the house of Judah. 16 For thus hath the LORD said unto me, With- 22 And the key of the house of David will I lay in a year, according to the years of a hireling, upon his shoulder: so he shall open, and none and all the glory of Kedar shall fail :

Ishall shut; and he shall shut, and none shallopen. 17 And the residue of the number of archers, 23 And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure the niighty men of the children of Kedar, shall place; and he shall be for a glorious throne to be dininished: for the LORD God of Israel hath his father's house. spoken it.

24 And they shall hang upon him all the glory CHAP. XXII.

of his father's house, the offspring and the issue, Invasion of Jewry lamented.

all vessels of small quantity, from the vessels of THE burden of the valley of vision. What cups, even to all the vessels of flagons.

I aileth thee now, that thou art wholly gone 25 În that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall up to the house-tups ?

the nail that is fastened in the sure place be re2 Thou that art full of stirs, a tumultuous city, moved, and be cut down, and fall; and the a joyous city: thy elain men are not slain with burden that was upon it shall be cut off: for the the sword, nor dead in battle.

LORD hath spoken it. 3 All thy rulers are fled together, they are bound

CHAP. XXII. by the archers : all that are found in thee are

Miserable overthrow of Tyre. bound together, which have fled from far. M HE burden of Tyre. Howl, ye ships of

4 Therefore said I, Look away from me: I will 1 Tarshish; for it is laid waste, so that there werp bitterly, labour not to comfort me, because is no house, no entering in: from the land of of the spoiling of the daughter of my people. Chittim it is revealed to them.

5 For it is a day of trouble, and of treading 2 Be still, ye inhabitants of the isle; thou whom down, and of perplexity by the Lord God of the mercbants of Zidon, that pass over the sea, hosts in the valley of vision, breaking down the have replenished. walls, and of crying to the mountains.

3 And by great waters the seed of Sihor, the 6 And Elam bare the quiver with chariots harvest of the river, is her revenue; and she is of men and horsemen, and Kir uncovered the a mart of nations. shield.

1 4 Be thou ashamed, O Zidon: for the sea hath 7 And it shall come to pass, that thy choicest spoken, even the strength of the sea, saying, I valleys shall be full of chariots, and the horse- travail not, nor bring forth children, neither do men sball set themselves in array at the gate. I nourish up young men, nor bring up virgins.

81 And he discovered the covering of Judah, 5 As at the report concerning Egypt, so shall and thou didst look in that day to the armour of they be sorely pained at the report of Tyre. the house of the forest.

| 6 Pass ye over to Tarshish; howl, ye inhabi. 9 Ye have seen also the breaches of the city of tants of the isle. David, that they are many: and ye gathered 10- 7 Is this your joyous city, whose antiquity is gether the waters of the lower pool.

fof ancient days ? her own feet shall carry her 10 And ye have numbered the houses of Jeru-Jafar off to sojourn. salem, and the houses have ye broken down to 8 Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, fortify the wall.

the crowning city, whose merchants are princes, 11 Ye made also a ditch between the two walls whose traffickers are the honourable of the earth for the water of the old pool; but ye have not 9 The LORD of hosts hath purposed it, to stain looked unto the maker thereof, neither had re- the pride of all glory, and to bring into contempt spect unto him that fashioned it long ago. all the honourable of the earth.

12 And in that day did the Lord God of hosts 10 Pass through thy land as a river, O daughter call to weeping, and to mourning, and to bald- or Tarshish: there is no more strength. ness, and to girding with sackcloth:

| 11 He stretched out his hand over the sea, he 13 And behold joy and gladness, slaying oren, shook the kingdoms: the LORD hath given a and killing sheep, eating flesh, and drinking commandment against the merchant-city, to dewine: let us eat and drink; for to-niorrow we stroy the strong holds thereof. shall die.

12 And he said, Thou shalt no more rejoice, O 14 And it was revealed in mine ears by the thou oppressed virgin, daugliter of Zidon: arise, LORD of hosts, Surely this iniquity shall not be pass over to Chittiin; there also shalt thou have purged from you till ye die, saith the Lord God no rest. of hosts.

13 Behold the land of the Chaldeans; this peo15 | Thus saith the Lord God of hosts, Go, get ple was not, till the Assyrian founded it for thee unto this treasurer, even unto Shebna, which inem that dwell in the wilderness: they set up is over the house, and say,

the towers thereof, they raised up the palaces 16 What hast thou here, and whom hast thou thereof, and he brought it to ruin. here, that thou hast hewed thee out a sepulchre 14 Howl, ye ships of Tarshish: for yourstrength here, as he that heweth him out a sepulchre on is laid waste. high, and that graveth a habitation for himself 15 And it shall come to pass in that day, that in a rock?

Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according 17 Behold, the LORD will carry thee away with to the days of one king : after the end of sevena miglity captivity, and will surely cover chce ty years shall Tyre sing as a harloi.

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