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out of his hand. Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss
him out of his place.

What portion of God is there from above ? and what inherit-
ance of the Almighty from on high ? Is not bcstrUCtioU tO tl)C

tuickeb ? and tt stranige punisljment to tl)e ujorkers of ini-
quitD ?

Because tl)ere is toratJ), beware lest he take thee away with
his stroke : then a great ransom cannot deliver thee.

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the un-
godly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat
of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord ; and in
his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a
tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in
his season ; his leaf also shall not wither ; and whatsoever he doeth
shall pi-osper.

®l]e ungobln arc not so : but are like the chaff which the
wind driveth away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the
judgment, nor sinnere in the congregation of the righteous. For
the Lord knowetli the way of the righteous : but tl)e ttJai} of tl)e
ungoblD sl)all perisl).

Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, a\\b IIC perisi) from tl)C toag,
toljen l)is raratl) is kinbleb but a little.

The foolish sl)all not stanb in tlin siglit: thou |]atest hU
workers of iniquity. QL\)on sl)alt bcstron tljcm tljat speak

leasing : the Lord will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

Destroy thou them, God ; let them fall by their own coun-
sels; cast tijem out in tlie multitube of tijeir transgressions;

for they have rebelled against thee.

God judgeth the righteous, and ©ob is ungrn luitl) t\)C
mickeb euern ^iar).

Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the

wicked, tl)ou Ijast put out tl)eir name foreucr anh eocr.

The Lord is known by the judgment which he executeth : the
wicked is snared in the woik of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.
Slje toickeb sljall be turneb into l)cll, and all the nations that
forget God.

xxxi. il, 3.

XXXV i. 18.

Psalm 1.

Psalm ii. 12.

Ps. V. 5, 6.

Psalm V. 10.

Psalm vii. 11.

Psalm ix. 5.

Ps. ix. IG, 17.



Ps. Xi. 5, G.

xyii. 13, 14.

xxxiv. 15, 16.

Ps. xxxiv. 21.

xxxvii. 1, 2.

xxxvii. 9-11.



Ps. lii. 1-5.

PfMitm Iv. I.'i.

Ixviii. I, 2.

The Lord trietli the righteous : hut the wicked and him that
loveth violence l)is soul IjatCtl). Upon the wicked he shall rain
snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be
the portion of their cup.

Deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword : from
men which are thy hand, Lord, from men of the world ujljici)

Ijaoe tl)cir portion in tljis life.

The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are

open unto their cry. (|lI)c face of tl)e €orb is against tl)cm

tijat bo cuil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

Qcuil sljall slan tl)C toickeb : and they that hate the righteous
shall be desolate.

Fret not thyself because of evil doers, neither be thou envious
against tlie workers of iniquity, fox tl)en sljall SOOn bc CUt

homn like tl)c grass, anb roitlicr as tl)c green l)erb.

i*or cuil boers sljall bc cut off, but those that wait upon
the Lord, they shall inherit the earth. For yet a little while, and
the wicked shall not be : yea, thou shalt diligently consider his
place, and it shall not be. But the meek shall inherit the earth ;
and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

The arms of the wicked shall be broken : but the Lord up-
holdeth the righteous. The Lord knoweth the days of the upright :
and their inheritance shall be forever. They shall not be ashamed
in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.

But tl)e miclicb sliall pcrisi), anb tl)e enemies of tl)e Corb
sl)ail be as tl)e fat of lambs : tben sljall consume ; into smoke
sl)aU tl)ci} consume auian.

I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself
like a green bay-tree. Yet he passed away, and lo, he was not :
yea, I sought him, but he could not be found. Mark the perfect
man, and behold the upriglit: for the end of that man is peace.

Sut tl)e transgressoi-s sljall be bcstroneb togetl)er: tl)e cnb
of tl)e ttiickeb sljall be cut off.

Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the
goodness of God endureth continually. Thy tongue deviseth mis-
chiefs ; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. Thou lovest evil more
than good ; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah.
Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue. (J5ob

sljall likeujise bestvon tl)ce forcucr, I)e sljall take tijec aujun,
anb pluck tl)ce out of tl)n broelling-place, anb root tl)ee out
of tlie lanb of tl)e lining."

Lot de;ith seize upon them, and let tl]em go botUU quick iUtO
ijcll; for wickedness is in their dwellings, ;uid among them.

Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered : let them also that
hate him flee before him. As smoke is driven away, so drive them



away : as wax meltetli before tlie fire, 60 let tl)C inickcb pcrisl) at

tl)c presence of (5ob.

Behold, tliese are the ungodly, vo\)0 prosper in tl}e tDOrlb ;
they increase in riches. Verily I have cleansed ray heart in vain,
and washed my hands in innocency. For all the day long have I
been plagued, and chastened every morning.

If I say, I will speak thus ; behold, I should oflfend against
the generation of thy children. When I thought to know this, it
was too painful for me; until I went into the sanctuary of God;
tl)en unbcrstoob 3 tijeir enii. Surely thou didst set them in
slippery places: tl)on castebst tl)em boron into bestrnction.
tiou) are tl)en brongljt into besolution, as in a moment! they

are utterly consumed with terrors. As a dream when one awaketh ;

so, O Lord, when thou awakest, tl)ou sl)alt bespisc tl)eir image.

Lo, they that are far from thee sjjall perisi) : thou hast de-
stroyed all them that go a whoring from thee.

My people would not hearken to my voice ; and Israel would
none of me. So J[ gaue tijem Xtp unto their own hearts' lust; and
thev walked in their own counsels.

When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the work-
ers of iniquity do flourish; it is tl)at tl)ej} sljall be bestroneb

For lo, thine enemies, O Lord, for lo, limine enemies sl)aU
peris!) ; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered.

Forty years long was I grieved with this geneiation, and said.
It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known
my ways: Unto whom I sware in my wrath, tl)at tl)eT1 sl)Onlb

not enter into mn rest.

Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a
whoring with their own inventions. (Jljercfore toas IIk VDVatI)

of tl)e liorb kinbleb against l)is people, insomuci) tl)at Ije
abljorreb l)is oron inl)critance. And he gave them into the

hand of the heathen.

(Jl)e besire of tl)e roickeb sl)all perisl).

Surelji tl)on railt shin tl)e roickeb, (D &oh ; depart from
me therefore, ye bloody men.

The Lord preserveth all them that love him : but all llje
roickeb roill l)e bcstron.

The Lord lifteth up the meek : Ije castetl) tl)c toickeb boton
to tl}e gronnb.

Their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood:
. . . . They lay wait for tl)eir oron bloob; they lurk privily
for tl)eir Otun lines. So are the ways of every one that is greedy
of gain; tDl)icl) takcti) atoaji tl)e life of tl)e oraners tijereof.

Ixxiii. 1-2-20.

Ps. Ixxiii. 27.

Ixxxi. Jl, 12.

Ps. xcii. 7.

Ps. xcii. 9.

xcv. lU, 11.

cvi. 3!)-ll.

Ps. cxii. 10.

cxxxix. 19.

Ps. cxlv. 20.

Ps. cxivii. 6.

i. 10, 18, 19.



ii. 21, iS.

ui. 33-35.


vi. 6-11.

Prov. X. 2.

X. 24, 25.

X. 27, 28.

Prov. xi. 4-8.

Prov. xi. 10.
Prov. xiii. C,
Prov. xiv. 12,

Prov. xiv. 32,

The upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall re-
main in it. Sut tl)c mickcb sljall be cut off from tl)C cavil),

and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.

®l)e curse of tl)c £orii is in tl)e l)0U6c of tl)e toickcb:

but he blesseth the habitation of tlie just. Surely he scorneth the
scorners : but he giveth grace unto the lowly. Q[\)C toisc sl)rtU

inl)crit cjlorn : but sljame sljall be tl)e promotion of fools.

His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall
be holden with the cords of his sins, ^c sl)flU bie U3itl)0Ut in-
struction; anb in tlje greatness of l)is foUri l)c sljall 30

Go to the ant, thou sluggard ; consider her ways, and be
wise : which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, provideth her
meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.

How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard ? when wilt thou arise
out of thy sleep ? Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding

of the hands to sleep : SO sl)aU tl)n pouerti} come as one tl)at
trooelletl), anb tl)u roant as an armeb nian.

Treasures of wickedness profit nothing : but righteousness de-
livereth from beati).

QL\)c fear of tl)e toickeb, it sljall come u}]on l)im : but
l\)C besire of tl)e rigljteous sljall be grantcb. As the whirl-
wind passeth, so is the wicked no more : but the righteous is an
everlasting foundation.

The fear of the Lord prolongeth days : but the years of the
wicked shall be shortened. The hope of the righteous shall be

gladness : but tl)c expectation of tl)e toickeb sl)aU pcrisi).

Riches profit not in the day of wrath : but rigljteousncss
beliuereti) from beati). The righteousness of the perfect shall
direct his way : but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.
The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them : but trans-
gressors sljall be taken in tl)eir oron naugljtiness. U)l)en a
mickeli man bictl), l)is expectation sljall pcrisl) : anb tl)e l)opc
of unjust men perisl)eti). The righteous is delivered out of
trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.

As righteousness tendeth to life : so he that pursueth evil
pursueth it to l)is ou)n beatl).

Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way : but

mickebuess oucrtl)rottietl) tije sinner.

'I'luTo is a way which seeineth right unto a man, bUt tl)e enh
tl)ereof are tl)e ujajis of beatl).

iflie toickcb is brincn aruan in l)is roickebness : but tl)c
rigl)tcou5 Ijailj l)opc in Ijis beaFl).



Correction is grievous unto liim that forsaketh the way : and

l)e lljat IjatctI) reproof sljall Uc.

The way of life is above to the wise, tl)at l)e man bcpart from

[)e[[ bcncatl).

(iri)c £orb is far from tl)e toickcir : but he hear.eth the

prayer of the righteous.

He tliat keepeth tlie comniandment keepeth his own soul :

but |)e tl)at bcspisetl) l)is roags 6l)aU bie.

Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back
of fools.

It is joy to the just to do judgment : but destruction shall be
to the workers of iniquity. The man that wandereth out of the

way of understanding sljall remain in tl)c congregation of tlje

He that soweth iniquity sljall reap yanitW : and the rod of
his auger shall fail.

Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious

at the wicked ; for tljeve sljall bc no recoarb to tlje euil man;
ll)e canble of tl)c toickeb sljall be pnt out.

I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the
man void of understanding; and lo, it was all grown over with
thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall
thereof was broken down. Then I saw, and considered it well :
I looked upon it, and received instruction.

Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands

to sleep : so sl)all tl)n poncrtn come as one tl)at traoelletl) ;

and thy want as an armed man.

He that, being often reproved, hardeneth his neck, sljall SUb-

benln be bestroncb, anb tljat roitl)out remcbn.

Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be
prolonged, yet surely I know tliat it sljuU bc toell tDltb tl)em tljat
fear C5ob, which fear before him: but it sljall not be tDCIl UJitI)
tbe U3ickcb, neither aliJl he prolong his days, which are as a
shadow ; because he feareth not before God.

The destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall
be together, and tl)en tl)at forsake tl)e £orb sl)aU be consumeb.

For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye have desired,
and ye shall be confounded for the gardens that ye have chosen.
For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth, and as a gai-den that
hath no water. And the strong sliall be as tow, and the maker of
it as a spark, and they shall both burn together, and none shall
quench them.

^s tl)e fire benouretl) tl)e stubble, atib tljc flame con-
sumctl) tl)e cljaff, so tl)eir root sl)aU be as rottenness, axxb

Prov. XV. 10.
Prov. XV. 24.
Prov. XV. 29.
Prov. xix. 16.
Prov. xix. 29.

xxi. 15, 10.

Prov. xxii. 8.

xxiv. 19, 20.

xxiv. 30-34.

Prov. xxix. 1.

vui. 12, 13,

Is. i. 28-31.

Is. V. 24, 25.



Is. ix. 13-21.

Is. X. 5, 6.

xiii. 1, ti-22.

tl)cir blossom sljall go up as bust : because they have cast
away the law of the Lord of hosts, and despised the w^ord of the
Holy One of Israel. Therefore is the anger of the Lord kindled
against his people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against
them, and hath smitten them : and the hills did tremble, and their
carcasses were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his
anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

The people turneth not unto him that smiteth them, neither
do they seek the Lord of hosts. Therefore the Lord will cut off
fi'om Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day. The an-
cient and honourable, he is the head : and the prophet that teach-
eth lies, he is the tail. For the leaders of this people cause them
to err ; and they that are led of them are destroyed. Therefore the
Lord shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall have
mercy on their fatherless and widows : for every one is an hypo-
crite and an evil-doer, and every mouth speaketh folly. For all this
his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
For wickedness burneth as the fire ; it shall devour the briers and
thorns, and shall kindle in the thickest of the forest, and they
shall mount up like the lifting up of smoke. Through the wrath
of the Lord of hosts is the land darkened, and the people shall be
as the fuel of the fire : no man shall spare his brother. And he
shall snatch on the right hand, and be hungry ; and he shall eat
on the left hand, and they shall not be satisfied : they shall eat
every man the fiesh of his own arm : Manasseh, Ephraim ; and
Ephraim, Manasseh : and they together shall be against Judah.
For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched
out still.

Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff" in their
hand is mine indignation. S tDlU SCllb l]im against au Ijlipo-

critical nation, anb against tl)e peojjle of mn toratl) ujill Jf

giuc l)iin a cl)argc, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and
to tread them down like the mire of the streets.

The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did


IIowI ye ; for the day of the Lord is at hand ; it sljall COme
as a bcstruction from tl)C QVlmigI)tn. Therefore shall all hands
be faint, and every man's heart shall melt : and they shall be afraid :
pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them ; they shall be in pain
as a woman that travaileth : they shall be amazed one at another ;
their faces shall be as flames. Behold, the day of the Lord cometh,
cruel b(jtli with wrath and fierce anger, tO Ian tl)C lanb bcsolate:

anb l)c sljall bcstroji tl)c sinners ll)crcof out of it. Vov tlie

stars of heaven and tiie constellations thereof shall not give their
light : the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon
shall not cause her light to shine. And I will punish the world
for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity ; and I will cause



the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughti-
ness of the terrible. I will make a man more precious than fine
gold ; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir. Therefore I
will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place,
in the wrath of the Lord of hosts, and in the day of his fierce
anger. And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no
man taketh up : they shall every man turn to his own people, and
flee every one into his own land. Every one that is found shall be
thrust through ; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall
by the sword. Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before
their eyes : their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.
Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not re-
gard silver ; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it. Their
bows also shall dash the young men to pieces ; and they shall have
no pity on the fruit of the womb ; their eye shall not spare chil-

And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chal-
dees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Go-
morrah. Jt sl)aU ncuer be inljabiteb, neither shall it be dwelt
in from generation to generation : neither shall the Arabian pitch
tent there ; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there. 13ut
wild beasts of the desert shall lie there : and their houses shall be
full of doleful creatures : and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall
dance there. And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their
desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces : and her
time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.

I will rise up against them, saith the Lord of hosts, and cut
off" from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew,
saith the Lord. I will also make it a possession for the bittern,
and pools of water : and I will sweep it wnth the besom of destruc-
tion, saith the Lord of hosts.

Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast
not been mindful of the Rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou
plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips : in the
day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt
thou make thy seed to flourish : but tl)C IjiirUCSt sljilll bc a l)cap

in tl)e ban of grief a\\b of bcspcnUc sorroro.

Behold, tlie Lord maketh the earth empty, and maketh it
waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the in-
habitants thereof. And it shall be, as with the people, so with
the priest ; as with the servant, so with his master ; as with the
maid, so with her mistress ; as witli 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. ®!|)c latlb sljtlll bc

utterln cmpticb, anb uttcrln spoikb: for tl)e CorS l)atl)
spoken tijis u)Ovb.

The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth


xvii. 10, 11.

xxiv. 1-12.



xxiv. 17-520.

Is. xlviii. 22.
Isaiah, 1. 1.

Isaiah, 1. 11.


Is. lix. 1, 2.

Isalab, lix. 8.

Is. Ix. 12.

and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish.
The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because
they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the

everlasting covenant. (j;i)crcforc l)atl) tl)c cnrsc beuourci) tl)C
eartl), aixb tljcji tl)at brocll tijercin arc bcsolatc : therefore the

inhabitants of the earth are bui-ned, and few men left. The new
wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the merry-hearted do sigh.
The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice endeth,
the joy of the harp ceaseth. They shall not drink wine witli a
song ; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it. The city
of confusion is broken down : every house is shut up, that no man
may come in. There is a crying for wine in the streets ; all joy is
darkened, the mirth of the land is gone. In the city is left desola-
tion, and the gate is smitten with destruction.

Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, inhabitant
of the earth. And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from
the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit ; and he that cometh up
out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare ; for the

windows from on hitrh are


and the foundations of the earth

do shake. The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean
dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly. The earth shall reel to
and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and

i\)c transgression tl)crcof sl)aU be l)caui] upon it; anb it
sljall fall, anb not vise again.

®l)cre is no peace, saith the Lord, nnto tl)e twickeb.

Thus saith the Lord, Where is the bill of your mother's di-
vorcement, toljom J \]lWC put atnan ? or which of my creditors is it
to whom I have sold you ? Behold, for your iniquities have ye sold

yourselves, and for Bour transgrcssious is nour motljer put

Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that compass yourselves about
with sparks : walk in the light of your fire, and in the sparks that

ye have kindled. Qlijis sl)all ge Ijauc of mine Ijanb ; jie sl)all
lie boron in sorroro.

The wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest,
whose waters cast up mire and dirt. STljcrC is no pCUCC, saith
my God, to tl)e roickeb.

Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save ;
neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear : but your iniquities |)aiiC

scparatcb bettoccn nou anb jiour (Sob, and yom- sins l)aue l)ib

l)is face from 20U, that he will not hear.

The way of peace they know not: and there is no judgment
in goings: they have made them crooked paths: U)l)OSOeuer

goctl) tljcrcin sljall not knoro peace.

Th.' nation and kingdom that will not serve thee [Zion] sl)all
peris I) : yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.



Thus hath the Lord of liosts said, Hew ye down trees, and
cast a mount against Jerusalem : this is the city to be visited ; she
is wholly oppression in the midst of her. As a fountain casteth
out her waters, so she casteth out her wickedness ; violence and
spoil is heard in her ; before me continually is grief and wounds.
Be thou instructed, Jerusalem, lest mn SOUl bcpiirt from tl)CC ;
lest I make thee desolate, a land not inhabited.

Cut off thine hair, O Jerusalem, and cast it away, and take
up a lamentation on high places ; for the Lord \)(H\) rcjcctcb (TUb

forsaken tijc generation of l)is roratl).

Hear ye the words of this covenant, and speak unto the men
of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem ; and say thou unto
them, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel; dltrseb bc tl)e man
tljat obcOCtl) not tl)C roorbs of tl)is COUCnant, which I commanded
your fathers in the day that I bi'ought them forth out of the land
of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, Obey my voice, and do
them, according to all which I command you : so shall ye be my
people, and I will be your God.

And it shall come to pass, if they [the heathen round about]
will diligently learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name,
The Lord liveth ; (as they taught my people to swear by Baal ;) then
shall they be built in the midst of my people. But if they will

not obey,"! voiil uttcrli} plucli np anb bestroti tljat nation, saith

the Lord.

Thou hast foisaken me, saith the Lord, thou art gone back-
ward : tl)erefore u)iU 3 stretcl) out mn l]anb against tijec, anb

bestroti tljee : I am weary with repenting. And I will fan them
with a fan in the gates of the land ; I will bereave them of chil-
dren. I will desti'oy my people, since they return not from their

Thus saith the Lord, Enter not into the house of mourning,
neither go to lament nor bemoan them : for 3 l)aDe taken aujan

mji peace from tljis ^jeople, saith the Lord, even louing-kinb-
ness anb mercies.

A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth ; for the
Lord hath a controversy with the nations, he will plead with all
flesh ; he will give them that are wicked to the sword, saith the
Lord. Thus saith the Lord of hosts. Behold, evil shall go forth
from nation to nation, and a great whirlwind shall be raised up
from the coasts of the earth. And the slain of the Lord shall be

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