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The Gentiles' deliverance.

ISAIAN. Huppy success of them that believe children of the desolate than the children or the neople, a leader and commander to the people. married wife, saith the LORD.

15 Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou 2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them knowest not, and nations that knew not thee stretch forth the curtains of thy habitations; shall run unto thee, because of the LORD thy spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath

Iglorified thee. 3 For thou shalt break forth on the right hand 6 11 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, and on the lett; and thy seed shall inherit the call ye upon him while he is near: Gentiles, and niake the desolate cities to be in-| 7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unhabited.

righieous man his thoughts: and let him return 4 Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: nei- unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon luinn; ther be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shanie of 81 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, Thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. of lly widowhood any more.

| 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, 5 For thy Maker is thy husband; The LORD of so are my ways higher than your ways, and my hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy thoughts than your though One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall 10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow he be called

from heaven, and returneth not thither, but wa6 For the LORD hath called thee as a woman tereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God. I bread to the eater: '7 For a small moment have I Corsaken thee;) 11 Sn shall my word be that gocth forth out of but with great mercies will I gather thee. my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but

8 in a little wrath I hid my face from thee for it shall accomplish that which I please, and it a monient; but with everlasting kindness will l/shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. lave mercy on thec, saith the LORD thy Ke- 12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be lcd forth decmer.

with peace: the mountains and the hills shall 9 For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: break' forth before you into singing, and all the for as I have sworn that the waters or Noah trees of the field shall clap their hands. should no more go over the earth; so have I 13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the firsworn that I would not be wroth with thce, nor tree, and instead of the brier shall coine up the rebuke thee.

myrtle-tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a 10 for the mountains shall depart, and the hills name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be be removed; but my kindness shall not depart cut off. from thee, neither shall the covenant of my

| CHAP. LVỊ. peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath

Ezhortation to holiness of life. inercy on thee.

TIIUS saith the LORD, Keep ye judginent, IL NO tliou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and I and do justice: for my salvation is near to not comforted: behold, I will lay thy stones with come, and my righteousness to be revealed. fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sap2 Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the Phires.

son of man that layeth hold on it ; that keepeth 12 And I will make thy windows of agates, the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders hand froin doing any evil. of pleasant stones. .

| 3 | Neither iet the son of the stranger, that hath 13 And all thy children shall be taught of the joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD; and great shall be the peaceofthy children. Lokd hath utterly separated me from his peo

14 In righteousness shalt thou be established: ple: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt dry tree. not fear: and from tcrror; for it shall not come 4 For thus saith the Lord unto the eunuchs near thee.

that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things 15 Behold, they shall surely gather together, that please me, and take hold of my covenant; but not by inc: whosoever shall gather together 5 Even unto them will I give in my house and against thee shall fall for tlıy sake.

within my walls, a place and a name better than 16 Behold, I have created the smith that blow-lof sons and of daughters: I will give Mem an oth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth everlasting name, that shall not be cut off. an instrument for his work, and I have created 6 Also the sons of the stranger, that join themthe waster to destroy.

selves to the Lord, to serve him, and to love 17 1 No weapon that is formed against thee the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise one that keepcth the sabbath from polluting it, against thee in judgment thou shalt condemin.land taketh hold of my covenant ; This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, 7 Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, aud their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD. and make them joyful in my house of prayer: CHAP. LV.

their burnt-offerings and their sacrifices shall be The prophet calleth to repentance. accepted upon mine altar; for my house shalt TTO, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the be called a house of prayer for all people. Il waters, and he that hath no money; come 8 The Lord God which gathereth the outcasts ye, buy, and eat; yea, core, buy wine and milk of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others to hiin, without money and without price.

besides those that are gathered unto him. 2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which 91 All ye beasts of the field, come to devour; is not bread? and your labour for that which satis-Ivea, all ye beasts in the forest. tieth not ? hearken diligently unto me, and eat 10 lis watchmen arc blind: they are all ignoye that which is good, and let your soul delight rant, they are all dunib dogs, they cannot bark ; itselt in fatness,

sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. 3 Incline your car and come unto me: hear, and 11 Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never vour goul shall live; and I will make an ever have enough, and they are shepherds that canlasting covenant with you, even the sure mer- not understand they all look to their own way, cies of David.

Jevery one for his gain, from his quarter. 4 Behold. I have given him for a witness to the 12 Come ye, say they, I will setch wine, and we

The Jeros reproved for idolatry. CHAP. LVII, LVIII, LIX. Hypocrisy is reproved will fill ourselves with strong drink; and 10-|

CHAP. J.VIII. morrow shall be as this day, and much more!

The fast which God accepteth. abandant.

NRY alond, spare not, lift up thy voice like a CIIAP. LVII.

U trumpet, and shew my people their trans. Blessed death of the righteous.

gression, and the house of Jacob their sins. INHE righteous perisheth, and no man layeth] 2 Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know

1 it to heart: and merciful men are taken iny ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and away, none considering that the righteous is forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask taken away froin the evil to come.

Jof me the ordinances of justice: they take de2 He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in light in approaching to God. their beds, each one walking in his uprightness. 3 Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and

3 1 But draw near hither, ye sons of the sor-tholl seest not? wherefore have we afflicted our ceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore. soul, and thou takest no knowledge ? Behold, in

4 Against whom do ye sport yourselves ? against the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and exact whom make ye a wide mouth, and draw out the all your labours. tongue? are ye not children of transgression, a 4 Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to seed of falsehood;

smite with the list of wickedness: ye shall not 5 Inflaming yourselves with idols under every fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be green tree, slaying the children in the valleys heard on high. under the clifts of the rocks?

| 5 Is it such a fast that I have chosen ? a day 6. Among the smooth stones of the stream is thy for a man to atlict his soul? is it to bow down portion; they, they are thy lot: even to them his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth hast thou poured a drink-offering, thou last of- and ashes under him ? wilt thou call this a fast, fered a meat-offering. Should I receive comfort and an acceptable day to the Lord ? in these ?

6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen ? to 7 Upon a lofty and high mountain hast thou loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy set thy bed: even thither wentest thou up to burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and offer sacrifice.

that ye break every yoke ? 8 Behind the doors also and the posts hast thou 7 Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and set up thy remembrance: for thou hast discover that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy ed thyself to another than me, and art gone up; house? when thou seest the naked, that thiou thou hast enlarged thy bed, and made thee a cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from covenant with them; thou lovedst their bed thine own flesh ? where thou sawest it.

18 Then shall thy light break forth as the 9 And thou wentest to the king with ointment, morning, and thy health shall spring forth speedand didst increase thy perfumes, and didst send ily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee: thy messengers far off, and didst debase thyself the glory of the LORD shall be thy rere-ward. even unto hell.

9 Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall an. 10 Thou art wearied in the greatness of thy swer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I way; yet saidst thou not, There is no hope: thou am. Ir thou take away from the midst of thee hast found the life of thy hand; therefore thou the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and wast not grieved.

speaking vanity; 11 And of whom hast thou been afraid or fear- 10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the hun. ed, that thou hast lied, and hast not remenibered gry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy me, nor laid it to thy heart? have not I held my light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness bc ils peace even of old, and thou fearest me not? (the noon-day:

12 I will declare thy righteousness, and thy) 11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, works; for they shall not profit thec.

land satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat 13 || When thou criest, let thy companies deli-thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered ver thee; but the wind shall carry them all garilen, and like a spring of water, whose waaway ; vanity shall take them: but he that putters fail not. teth his trust in me shall possess the land, and 12 And they that shall be of thee shall build the suall inherit my holy mountain;

old waste places : thou shalt raise up the foun14 And shall say, Cast ye up, cast ye up, pre-dations of many generations; and thou shalt be pare the way, take up the stumbling-block out called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of the way of my people.

of paths to dwell in. 15 For thus saith wie high and lofty One that! 13 11 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabinhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell bath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; in the high and holy place, with him also that is and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of tho of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not spirit of the hunble, and to revive the heart or doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own the contrite ones.

pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: 16 For I will not contend for ever, neither will 14 Then shalt thou delight thyself' in the LORD: í be always wroth: for the spirit should fail be- and I will cause thee to ride upon the high fore me, and the souls which I have made places of the earth, and feed thee with the heri

17 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I iage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the wroth, and smote him. I hid me, and was wroth, Lord hath spoken it. and he went on frowardly in the way of his heart.

CHAP. LIX. ; 18 I have seen his ways, and will heal him: il

Punishment of Israel for sin. will lead him also, and restore comforts unito DEHOLD, the Lord's hand is not shorteni him and to his mourners.

o that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, 19 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace that it cannot bear: to him that is far off, and to him that is near, 2 But your iniquities have separated between saith the LORD; and I will heal him.

you and your God, and your sins have hid his 20 But the wicked are like the troubled sea, face from you, that he will not hear. when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up inire 3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and and dirt.

your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken 21 There is no peace, saith ny God, to the lies, your tongne hath mutiered perverseless. wicked.

| 4 None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for

Salvation is only of God.

ISAIAH. Blessings after a short affliction truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they! 4 Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity. they gather themselves together, they come to

5 They hatch cockatrice's eggs, and weave the thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy spider's web: he that eateth of their eggsdieth,and daughters shall be nursed at thy side. that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper. 5 Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and

6 Their webs shall not become garments, nei- thy heart shall fear, and he enlarged; because the ther shall they cover themselves with their abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, works: their works are works of iniquity, and the forces of the Gentiles shall come into thee. the act of violence is in their hands.

6 The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the 7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to dromedaries of Midian and Ephab; all they from shed innocent blood : their thoughts are thoughts Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and inof iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their cense; and they shall shew forth the praises of paths.

the LORD. 8 The way of peace they know not: and there 7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered to is no judginent in their goings: they have niade gether unto thce, the rams of Nebaioth shall them crooked paths : whosoever goeth therein minister unto thee: they shall come up with acshall not know peace.

ceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the 911 Therefore is judgment far from us, neither house of my glory. doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but 8 Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk doves to their windows in darkness.

| 9 Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships 10 We grope for the wall like the blind, and of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, their we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at silver and their gold with them, unto the name noon-day as in the night; we are in desolate of the Lord thy God, and to the Holy One of places as dead men.

Israel, because he hath glorified thee. '11 We roar all like bears, and mourn sore likel 10 And the sons of strangers shall build up thy doves: we look for judgment, but there is none;walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee: for salvation, but it is far oft from us.

for in my wrath I sinote tbee, but in my favour 12 For our transgressions are multiplied before have I had mercy on thee. thee, and our sins testify against us: for our 11 Therefore thy gates shall be open continutransgressions are with 119; and as for our ini- ally; they shall not be shut day nor night; that quities, we know them;

mien may bring unto thee the forces of the Gen13 In transgressing and lying against the LORD, tiles, and that their kings may be brought. and departing away from our God, speaking op- 12 For the nation and kingdom that will not pression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from serve thee sliall perish; yea, those nations shall the heart words of falsehood.

be utterly wasted. 14 And judgment is turned away backward, 13 The glory of Lebanon shall coine unto thee, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen the tir-tree, the pine-tree, and the box together, in the street, and equity cannot enter.

to beautily the place of my sanctuary; and I will 15 Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth make the place of my feet glorious. from evil maketh himself a prcy; and the LORD 14 The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall saw it, and it displeased him that there was no come bending unto thee: and all they that dejudgment.

spised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles 16 | And he saw that there was no man, and of thy feel; and they shall call thee, The city of wondered that there was no intercessor: there- the LORD, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel. fore his arm brought salvation unto him; and 15 Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated, his righteousness, it sustained him.

so that no man went through thee, I will make thee 17 For he put on righteousness as a breast-plate, an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations. and a helmet of salvation upon his head; and hel 16 Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Genput on the garments of vengeance for clothing, tiles, and shalt suck the breast of kings: and thou and was clad with zeal as a cloak.

shall know that I the Lord am thy Saviour and 18 According to their deeds, accordingly he will thy Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob. repay, fury to his adversaries, recompense to his 17 For brass 'I will bring gold, and for iron ! enemies; to the islands he will repay recompense. will bring silver, and for wood brass, and for

19 So shall they fear the name of the Lord from stones iron: I will also make thy officers peace, the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. and thine exactors righteousness. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the 18 Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but him.

thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates 20 | And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, Praise. and unto them that turn from transgression in 19 The sun shall be no more thy light by day: Jacob, saith the LORD.

neither for brightness shall the moon give light . 21 As for me, this is my covenant with them, unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an saith the LORD; My Spirit that is upon thee, cverlasting light, and thy God thy glory. and my words which I have put in thy mouth, 20 Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of seed's seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth thy mourning shall be ended. and for ever.

21 Thy people also shall be all righteous: they CHAP. LX.

shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my Glorious access of the Gentiles. planting, the work of my hands, that I may be A RISE, shine; for thy light is come, and the glorified. H glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. 22 A little one shall become a thousand, and a

2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, sinallone a strong nation: I the LORD wi'l hasten and gross darkness the people: but the Lord it in his tiine. bhall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen

CHAP. LXI. apon thee.

The office of Christ. 3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and m HE Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; bekings to the brightness of thy rising.

11 cause the LORD bath anointed me to preach

The blessings of the farthful. CHAP. LXII, LXII. The loving kindness of God. good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to the sons of the stranger shall not drink thy wine. bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty for the which thou hast laboured: to the captives, and the opening of the prison to 9 But they that have gathered it shall eat it, and them that are bound;

Ipraise the LORD; and they that have brougint it 2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, together shall drink it in the courts of my holiness. and the day of vengeance of our God; to com- 101 Go through, go through the gates; prefort all that mourn;

Ipare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up 3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to ine highway; gather out the stones; lift up a give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy standard for the people. for mourning, the garment of praise for the spi- 11 Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the rit of heaviness; that they might be called Trees end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, of righceousness, The planting of the LORD, that Behold, thy salvation cometh ; behold, his rebe might be glorified.

ward is with him, and his work before himn. 411 And they shall build the old wastes, they 19 And they shall call them, The lioly people, shall raise up the former desolations, and they The redeemed of the LORD: and thou shall be shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of called Sought out, A city not forsaken. many generations.

CHAP. LXIII. 5 And strangers shall stand and feed your

Christ showeth his power, &-c. flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your 110 is this that cometh froin Edom, with ploughmen and your vine-dressers.

dyed garmers from Bozrah? this that is 6 But ye shall be named the Priests of the glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatLORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our ness of his strength ? I that speak in righicousGod: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and ness, mighty to save. in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.

2 Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and 7 1 For your shanie ye shall have double; and thy garments like him that treadeth in the wive. for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion : fai? therefore in their land they shall possess the 3 I have trodden the wine-press alone ; and of double: everlasting joy shall be unto them. the people there was none with me: for I will

8 For I the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery tread thein in mine anger, and trample them in for burnt-offering; and I will direct their work my tury, and their blood shall be sprinkled upon in truth, and I will make an everlasting cove- my garments, and I will stain all my raiment. nant with thein.

| 4 For the day of vengeanc. is in my heart, and 9 And their seed shall be known among the the year of niy redeemed is coins. Gentiles, and their offspring among the people: 5 And I looked, and there was none to help ; all that see them shall acknowledge thein, that and I wondered that there was none to upiiold: they are the seed which the LORD hath blessed. therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto

10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, Iny soul me; and my fury, it upheld me. shall be joyful in my God; for he hath ciothed 6 And I will tread down the people in mind me with the garments of salvation, he hath on- anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I vered me with the robe of righteousness, as a will bring down their strength to the earth. bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and 79 I wiil mention the loving-kindnesses of the as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels. (LORD, and the praises of the LORD, according to

11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and all that the LORD hath bestowed on us, and the as the garden causeth the things that are sown great goodness toward the house of Israel, which in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause he hath bestowed on them according to his merrighteousness and praise to spring forth before cies, and according to the multitude of his lovall the nations.

ing-kindnesses. CHAP. LXII.

8 For he said, Surely they are my people, chilGod's promise to his church.

dren that will not lie : so he was their Saviour. FOR Zion's sake will I not hold iny peace, 91 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and I and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, uirtle angel of his presence saved them : in his lovo til the rigliteousness thereof go forth as bright- and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare ness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that them, and carried them all the days of old. burneth.

10 # But they rebeiled, and vexed his lloly 2 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their eneand all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called my, and he fought against ther. by a new nanie, which the mouth of the LORD II Then he remeinbered the days of old, Moses, shall name.

and his people, saying, Where is be that brought 3 Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the flock ? where is he that put his Holy Spirit hand of thy God.

within him? 4 Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; nei- 12 That led them by the right hand of Moses ther shall thy land any more be termed Deso- with his glorious arm, dividing the water before late: but thou shalt be called Hephzi-balı, and them, to make himself an everlasting name? thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in 13 That led then through the deep as a horse thee, and thy land shall be married.

in the wilderness, that they should not stunible? 5 For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall 14 As a beast goeth down into the valley, the thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom re Spirit of the LORD caused him to rest : so didst joiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice thou lead thy people, to make thyself a glorious over thee.

name. 6 I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jeru- 15 11 Look down from heaven, and behold from salem, which shall never hold their peace day the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory : nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, where is thy zeal and thy strength, the soundkeep not silence,

Jing of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me ? 7 Ånd give him no rest, till he establish, and are they restrained ? till be make Jerusalem a praise in the earth. | 16 Doubtless thou art our Father, though Arde

8 The LORD hath sworn by his right hand, and ham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowlenge by the arin Of Nis strengen, Surely I will no more us not thou, O LORD. art our father, our ke, give thy corn to be meat for thine enemies; and deemer : thy name is from everlasting.

SI

The complaint of the church.

ISALAH.

God's quagments on the wicked 17 O LORD, why hast thou made us to err found in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it from thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy not; for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my fear ? Return for thy servants' sake, the tribes servants' sake, that I may not destroy thein all. of thine indieritance.

9 And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, 18 The people of thy holiness have possessed it and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains: but a little while : our adversaries have trodden and mine elect shall inherit it, and my servants down thy sanctuary.

shall dwell there. 19 We are thine : thou never barest rule over 10 And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, and Wiem; they were not called by thy name. the valley of Achor a place for the herds to lie CHAP. XIV.

down in, for my people that have souglit me. The church's pruyer to God.

11 But ye are they that forsake the LORD, Ou that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that at forget my holy mountain, that prepare a

thou wouldest come downı, that the moun-table for that iroop), and that furnish the drink. tains might flow down at thy presence,

offering unto that number. 2 As when the melting fire burneth, the firej 12 Therefore will number you to the sword, canseth the waters to boil, to make thy name and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter : be. known to thine adversaries, that the nations cause when I called, ye did not answer; when may tremble at thy presence !

I spake, ye did not hear; but did evil before 3 When thou didst terrible things which we mine eyes, and did choose that wherein I delooked not for, thou camest down, the moun- lighted not. tains flowed down at thy presence.

13 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, 4 for since the beginning of the world men have my servants shall eat, but ye shall be hungry: not heard, iior perceived by the ear, neither hath behold, my servants shall drink, but ye shall be the eye seeni, O God, besides thee, what he hath thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice, but prepared for him that waiteth for him.

ye shall be ashamed: 5 Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and work- 14 Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of eth righteousness, those that remember thee in heart, but ye sball cry for sorrow of heart, and thy ways: behold, thou art wroth; for we have shall howl for vexation of spirit. sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall) 15 And ye shall leave your name for a curse be sa ved.

junto my chosen : for the Lord God shall slay 6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all thee, and call his servants by another name: our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all 16 That he who blesseth himself in the earth, do fade as a leal'; and our iniquities, like the shall bless hiniselt' in the God of truth; and he wind, have taken us away.

that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God 7 And there is none that calleth upon thy name, of truth; because the former troubles are forgotthat stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for len, and because they are hid from mine eyes. thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast con- 17 | For behold, I create new heavens and a sumed us, because of our iniquities.

new earth: and the former shall not be renem8 But now, O LORD, thou art our Father; wel bered, nor come into mind. are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all 18 But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that are the work of thy hand.

which I create: for behold, I create Jerusalem 9 4 Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither a rejoicing, and her people a joy. remember iniquity for ever: behold, sce, we be- 19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in seech thee, we are all thy people.

Jiny people: and the voice of weeping shall be no 10 Thy holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a more heard in her, nor the voice of crying. wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.

20 There shall be no more thence an infant of II Our holy and our beautiful house, where days, nor an old man that hath not filled his our fathers praised thee, is burned up with fire : days: for the child shall die a hundred years and all our pleasant things are laid waste. old: but the simner being a hundred years old

12 Wilt thou refrain thyself for these things, Ishall be accursed. O LORD ? wilt thou hold thy peace and afflict| 21 And they shall build houses and inhabit us very sore ?

them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat CHAP. LXV.

the fruilof them. The calling of the Gentiles.

22 They shall not build, and another inhabit : I AM sought of them that asked not for me; I they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the I am found of them that sought me not: I said, days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine Bchold me, behold me, unto a nation that was elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. not called by my name.

| 23 They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth 2 I have spread out my hands all the day unto for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed a rebellious people, which walketh in a way of the LORD, and their offspring with them. that was not good, after their own thoughts; 24 And it shall come to pass, that before they

3 A people that provoketh me to anger continu-call, I will answer; and while they are yet ally to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and speaking, I will hear. burneth incense upon altars of brick ;

25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, 4 Which remain among the graves, and lodge and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: in the monuments, which cat swine's flesh, and and dust shall be the serpent's meat. They broth of abominable things is in their vessels ; shall not hurt nor destroy in all niy holy moun

5 Which sny, Stand by thyself, come not ncar tain, saith the LORD. to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a

CHAP. LXVI. anioke in my nose, a tire that burneth all the day.

God will be served in sincerity. 6 Behold, it is written before me: I will not ITVIUS saith the LORD, The heaven is niy keep silence, but will recompense, even recom- 1 throne, and the earth is iny footstool: where pense into their bosoni,

is the house that ye build unto me? and where 7 Your iniquities, and the iniquities of yourlis the place of my rest? fathers together, saith the LORD, which havel 2 For all those things hath my hand made, and burned incense upon the niountains, and blas- all those things liave been, saith the LORD: but phemed me upon the hills: therefore will I to this man will I look, even to him that is pour measure their former work into their bosom. and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at ny word. 8 ! Thus saith the LORD, As the new wine is3 He that kiileth an ox is as if be slew a man;

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