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honey-comb : ""honey and milk are under thy
tongue ; and the smell of thy garments is
"like the smell of Lebanon.

12 A garden t enclosed is my sister, my
spouse ; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed.

13 Thy plants are an orchard of pome-
granates, with pleasant fruits ; || camphire,
with spikenard,

14 Spikenard and saffron ; calamus and
cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense ■,
myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices :

15 A fountain of gardens, a wefl of "living
waters, and streams from Lebanon.

16 IF Awake, O north wind; and come,
thou south ; blow upon my garden, that the
spices thereof may flow out. pLet my be-
loved come into his garden, and eat his plea-
sant fruits.

CHAP. V.

1 Christ awaketh the church with his calling. 2 The
church having a taste of Christ's love is sick of love,
9 A description of Christ by his graces.

I" AM come into my garden, my sister, my
spouse : I have gathered my myrrh with
my spice ; ""I have eaten my honey-comb with
my honey ; I have drunk my wine with my
milk: eat, O ■= friends; drink, |1 yea, drink
abundantly, O beloved.

2 HI sleep, but my heart waketh : it is
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A description of Christ by his graces. CHAP. VII.

the voice of my beloved ^that knocketh, say-
ing, Open to me, my sister, my love, my
dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled
with dew, and my locks with the drops of
the night.

3 I have put off my coat ; how shall I put
it on ? I have washed my feet ; how shall I
defile them?

4 My beloved put in his hand by the hole
of the door, and my bowels were moved || for
him.

• 5 I rose up to open to my beloved ; and
my hands dropped with myrrh, and my fin-
gers with t sweet-smelling myrrh, upon the
handles of the lock.

6 I opened to my beloved; but my beloved
had withdrawn himself, and was gone : my
soul failed when he spake : ' I sought him,
but I could not find him ; I called him, but
he gave me no answer.

7 *■ The watchmen that went about the city
found me, they smote me, they wounded me :
the keepers of the walls took away my veil
from me.

8 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem,
if ye find my beloved, t that ye tell him,
that I am sick of love.

9 IF What is thy beloved more than another
beloved, ffO thou fairest among women? what
is thy beloved more than another beloved,
that thou dost so charge us ?

10 My beloved is white and ruddy, f the
chiefest among ten thousand.

11 His head is as the most fine gold, his
locks are \\ bushy, and black as a raven.

12 •'His eyes are as the eyes of doves by
the rivers of waters, washed with milk, and
t fitly set.

13 His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as
II sweet flowers : his lips like lilies, dropping
Bweet-smelling myrrh.

14 His hands are as gold rings set with
the beryl : his belly is as bright ivory over-
laid with sapphires.

15 His legs are as pillars of marble, set
upon sockets of fine gold : his countenance
is as Lebanon, excellent as the cedars.

16 t His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is
altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and
this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.

CHAP. VI.

I The church professeth her faith in Cnrist. 4 Christ
sheweth the graces of the church, 10 arid his love
towards her.

WHITHER is thy beloved gone, "O
thou fairest among women ? whither
is thy beloved turned aside? that we may
seek him with thee.

3 My beloved is gone down into his gar-



Before


Before


CHRIST


PHRIST


about 1014.


about 1014.
b ch. 9. IS.


dRov.S.SO.




& 7. 10.




vor. 10.




they liave






puffed me




Tih, 4. 1.


11 Or,
(08 some






road) in m«.


e ch. 4. 2.


tHeh.




passing,ot.




naming
about.


rch.4.3.


e ch. 3. I.




fch.3.3.




tHeb.




jchct.






t vet. 4.


g ch. 1. 8.


h ch. 7. 12.


tHeb.


tHeb.

I knevinot.


a standard-


bearCT.


II Or,




set me on




the chariots




of my iBiUr




xng people.


II Or,




curled.




h ch. 1. 15.




&4.1.






II Or, of
Mahanaim,


t.Heh. .


Gen. 32. 2.


ntting m




fulness, that




placed, and




set as a pre-




cious stone




in tJufoU of




a ring.




II Or,




toioers of




perfumes.






a Pa. 45. 13.




t Heb.




mixture.


t Ilcb.




His palate.






b ch. 4. 5.




c ch. 4. 4.


a. ch. 1. 8.


II Or,




crimson.




t Heb.




bound.



The graces of the church.

den, to the beds of spices, to feed in the
gardens, and to gather lilies.

3 ^lam my beloved's and my beloved is
mine : he feedeth among the lilies.

4 IF Thou art beautiful, O my love, as
Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem, "terrible as an
army with banners.

5 Turn away thine eyes from me, for 1| they
have overcome me : thy hair is "^ as a flock
of goats that appear from Gilead.

6 "Thy teeth are as a flock of sheep which
go up from the washing, whereof every one
beareth twins, and there is not one barren
among them.

7 ^As a piece of a pomegranate are thy
temples within thy locks.

8 There are threescore queens, and four-
score concubines, and virgins without num-
ber.

9 My dove, my undefiled is but one ; she
is the only one of her mother, she is the
choice one of her that bare her. The daugh-
ters saw her, and blessed her; yea, the queens
and the concubines, and they praised her.

10 IF Who is she that looketh forth as the
morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun,
Sand terrible as an army with banners?

Ill went down into the garden of nuts
to see the fruits of the valley, and ''to see
whether the vine flourished, and the pome-
granates budded.

12 t Or ever I was aware, my soul || made
me like the chariots of Ammi-nadib.

13 Return, return, O Shulamite; return,
return, that we may look upon thee. What
will ye see in the Shulamite ? As it were
the company || of two armies.

CHAP. VII.

1 A further description of the church's graces. 10 The
church professeth her faith and desire.

HOW beautiful are thy feet with shoes,
"O prince's daughter! the joints of
thy thighs are like jewels, the work of the
hands of a cunning worlonan.

2 Thy navel is like a round goblet, which
wanteth not t liquor; thy belly isZ«A;eanheap
of wheat set about with lilies.

3 '' Thy two breasts are like two young
roes that are twins.

4 "Thy neck is as a tower of ivory; thine
eyes like the fish-pools in Heshbon, by the
gate of Bath-rabbim: thy nose is as the
tower of Lebanon which looketh toward
Damascus.

5 Thine head upon thee is like || Carmel,
and the hair of thine head like purple ;. the
King is t held in the galleries.

6 How fair and how pleasant art thou, O

love, for delights !

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The love of the church to Christ.

7 This thy stature is like to a palm-tree,
and thy breasts to clusters of grapes.

8 1 said, I will go up to the palm-tree, I
will take hold of the boughs thereof : now
also thy breasts shall be as clusters of the
vine, and the smell of thy nose like apples ;

9 And the roof of thy mouth like the
best wine for my beloved, that goeth down
t sweetly, causing the lips 1| of those that are
asleep to speak.

10 ^^1 am my beloved's, and «his desire
is toward me.

11 Come, my beloved, let us go forth into
the field ; let us lodge in the villages.

12 Let us get up early to the vineyards ;
let us f see if the vine flourish, whether the
tender grape t appear, and the pomegranates
bud forth : there will I give thee my loves.

13 The s mandrakes give a smell, and at
our gates ^ are all manner of pleasant fruits,
new and old, which I have laid up for thee,

my beloved.

CHAP. VIII.

1 The love of the church to Christ. 6 The vehemency
of love. 8 The calling of the Gentiles. 14 The
church prayeth for Christ's coming.

THAT thou wert as my brother, that
_ sucked the breasts of my mother ! when
I should find thee without, I would kiss thee ;
yet, 1 1 should not be despised.

2 I would lead thee, and bring thee into
my mother's house, who would instruct me :
I would cause thee to drink of " spiced wine
of the juice of my pomegranate.

3 ""His left hand should be under my head,
and his right hand should embrace me.

4 "=I charge you,0 daughters of Jerusalem,



ISAIAH.







Before
CHRIST
about 1014.



t Heb.
BtraighUtl.
II Or.
of the an-
cient.
d ch. 2. 18.
to. 3.
e Pa. 45. 11.



fell. 6. 11.



t Heb.
ojteji.



14.



h Matt 13.
52.



f tieb.
they shovitt
not despise



c ch 2. 7. &
3.5.



Before
CHRIST

about 1014.



t Heb.
w/0 should
ye stir up.
or, why, arc.
' ' 3.6.



d ch. :



e Isai. 49.
16.

Jer. 22. 24.
Has. 2. 23.

t Heb.
hard.



f Prov. 6.
35.



r Ezek. 23.



t Heb.
peace.



h Matt. 21.
33.



i ch. 2. 14.



k See Rev.
22. 17, 20.
f Heb.
Fle.e awaif.
1 ch. 2. 17.



The calling of the Gentiles.

tthat ye stir not up, nor awake my love,
until he please.

5 ^Who is this that cometh up from the
wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? I
raised thee up under the apple-tree : there
thy mother brought thee forth: there she
brought thee forth that bare thee.

6 IT "Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as
a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as
death ; jealousy is t cruel as the grave : the
coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a
most vehement flame.

7 Many waters cannot quench love, neither
can the floods drown it : ''if a man would
give all the substance of his house for love,
it would utterly be contemned.

8 II sWe have a little sister, and she hath
no breasts : what shall we do for our sister
in the day when she shall be spoken for ?

9 If she he a wall, we will build upon her
a palace of silver : and if she he a door, we
will enclose her with boards of cedar.

10 I am a wall, and my breasts like towers :
then was I in his eyes as one that foundffavour.

11 Solomon had a vineyard at Baal-ha-
mon ; '' he let out the vineyard unto keepers ;
every one for the fruit thereof was to bring
a thousand pieces of silver.

12 My vineyard which is mine, is before
me : thou, O Solomon, must have a thousand,
and those that keep the fruit thereof two
hundred.

13 Thou that dwellest in the gardens, the
companions hearken to thy voice : ' cause me
to hear it.

14 If ■'t Make haste, my beloved, and 'be
thou like to a roe or to a young hart upon
the mountams of spices.



THE



BOOK OF THE PEOPHET ISAIAH.



k



CHAP. I.

1 Isaiah complaineth of Judah for her rebellion. 5 He
lamenteth her judgments. 10 He upbraideth their
whole service. 16 He exhorteih to repentance, with
promises and threatenings. 21 Bewailing their wick-
edness, he denounceth God's judgments. 25 He pro-
viiseth grace, 28 and threateneth destruction to the
wicked.

THE " vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz,
which he saw concerning Judah and
Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham,
Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.
2 ''Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth :



Before


Before


CHRIST


CHRIST


obout 760.


about 760.


c ch. 5. 1, 2.




d Jer. 8. 7.




e Jer. 9. 3,




fob. 5. 12.


a Numb. 12.
6.


of heavi-
ness.

Ech.57.3,4.
Matt. 3. 7.


b Dent. 32.

Jer. 2. 12. &
6. 19. & 22.
29.

Ezek. 36. 4.
Mic. 1. 2. &
6. 1, 2.


t Hob.
aliatated,
or, sepa-
rated,
Ps. fii. 3.
h cli. 9 13.
Jer. 2. 30. &
5.3



for the Lord hath spoken, =1 have nourished
and brought up children, and they have re-
belled against me.

3 ''The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass
his master's crib: hut Israel «doth not know,
my people ^doth not consider.

4 Ah sinful nation, a people t laden with
iniquity, sa seed of evil-doers, children that
are corrupters ! they have forsaken the Lord,
they have provoked the Holy One of Israel
unto anger, they are t gone away backward.

5 IF ''Why should ye be stricken anymore ?
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-t



Isaiah's complaint of Judah.

ye will t revolt more and more : the whole
head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

6 From the sole of the foot even unto the
head there is no soundness in it ; but wounds,
and bruises, and putrifying sores : 'they have
not been closed, neither bound up, neither
mollified with || ointment.

7 ''Your country is desolate, your cities
are burned with fire: your land, strangers
devour it in your presence, and it is desolate,
.t as overthrown by strangers.

8 And the daughter of Zion is left 'as a
cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden
of cucumbers, ^ as a besieged city.

9 "Except the Lord of hosts had left
unto us a very small remnant, we should
have been as ° Sodom, and we should have
been like unto Gomorrah.

10 IF Hear the word of the Lord, ye
rulers p of Sodom : give ear unto the law of
our God, ye people of Gomorrah.

11 To what purpose is the multitude of
your ^sacrifices unto me? saith the Lord:
I am full of the burnt-offerings of rams, and
the fat of fed beasts ; and I delight not in the
blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of fhe-goats.

12 When ye come t 'to appear before me,
who hath required thts at your hand, to tread
my courts ?

13 Bring no more 'vain oblations: in-
cense is an abomraation unto me ; the new-
moons and sabbaths, *the calling of assem-
blies, I cannot away with ; it is |j iniquity,
even the solemn meeting.

14 Your "new-moons and your ^appointed
feasts my soul hateth : they are a trouble unto
me : yl am weary to bear them.

15 And ^ when ye spread forth your hands,
I will hide mine eyes from you ; * yea, when
ye t make many prayers, I will not hear :
your hands are full of ''f blood.

16 IT ■= Wash ye, make you clean: put
away the evil of your doings from before
mine eyes ; ^ cease to do evil ;

17 Learn to do well ; ^ seek judgment,
Jl relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless,
plead for the widow.

18 Come now, and ^let us reason together,
eaith the Lord : though your sins be as
scarlet, sthey shall be as white as snow;
though they be red like crimson, they shall
be as wool.

19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall
eat the good of the land :

20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be
devoured with the sword : '' for the mouth of
the Lord hath spoken it.

21 H'How is the faithful city become an
harlot! it was full of judgment; righteous-
ness lodged in it ; but now murderers.

74



CHAP. IL



Before
CHRISV

about 7G0.



t Heb.



i J^r. 8. K!.



k Dent. 2S.
51, M.



t Hob.
as the over-
throw of
stravge-ra.
I Job 27. 18.
Lam. 2. 6.

m Jcr. 4. 17.

n Lam. 3.

22.

Rom. 9. 29.



o Gen. 19.
24.



p Dcut. 32.

32.

Ezek. 1G.46.



q I Sam. 15.

Ps! 50. 8. 9.
& 51. 10.
Prov. 1.5. 8.
& 21. 27.
ch. 60. 3.
Jer. 6. 20. &
7. 21.

Amos 5. 21,
22

Mic. 6. 7.
t Heb.
great he-

foats.
Heb.
to be seen.
r Exod. 23.
17. & 34.
23.

9 Matt 15.
9.

t Joel 1. 14.
& 2. 15.
II Or, grief.



u Numb. 28.

11.

X Lev. 23. 2,

&c.

Lam. 2. 6.

Y ch. 43. 24.

z Job 27.

29.

Pa. 134. 2.
Prov. 1. 28.
ch. 59. 2.
Jer. 14. 12.
Mic. 3. 4.
a Ps. 06. 18.
1 Tim. 2.8.
t Heb.
mvltivly

S raver.
cb. 59. 3.
t Heb.
bloods.
c Jer. 4. 14.
d Ps. 34. 14.
&, 37. 27.
Amos 5. 1.5.
Rom. 12. 9.
1 Pet 3. 11.
o Jer. 22. 3,
IB.

Mic. 6. 8.
Zocb. 7. 9.
& 8. 10.
I! Or,
rifikten.
f cli. 43. 20.
Mic. 0. 2.
c Ps. 51. 7.
Rev. 7. 14.



h Numb. 23.

lil.

Tit. 1. 2.



i Jcr. 2. 20,
21.



Beforo
CHRIST
about 760.

k Jcr. 6. 28

30.

Ezok. 33. 18,

19.

1 Hos. 9. 1.5.

m Prov. 29.

24.

n Jer. 22.

17.

Ezok. 23.

12.

Hos. 4. 18.

Mic. 3. 11.

& 7. 3.

o Jer. 5. 28.

Zocb. 7. 10.

p Dcut. 28.

63.

£zck.5. 13.



T Ilcb.
according to
pureness,
q Jer. 6. 29.
& 9. 7.
Mai. 3. 3.
r Jer. 33. 7.



II Or, theu
that return
of Iter.
t Job 31. 3.
Ps. 1.6.&5.
6. Ic 73. 27.
& 92. 9. Ic
104. 35.
t Heb.
breaking.

a ch. 57. 5.

X ch. 6.5. 3.
& 66. 17.



V Ezek. 32.

21.

7. cb. 43. 17.

II Or, and
his work.



a Mic. 4. 1,

&c.

b Gen. 49.

1.

Jer. 23. 20.

c Ps. 68. 15.

16.

I! Or,

prepared.

d Ps. 72. 8.

ch. 27. 13.



Jer. 31. 6.
& .50. 5.
Zocb. 8. 21,
23.



f Luke 24.
47.



s Ps. 46. 9.
Flo.<. 2. 18.
Zech. 9. 10.

II Or,

scythes.
h Ts. 7i>. 3,
7.



Ephes. 5.



He promiseth grace, Sfc.

22 ^ Thy silver is become dross, thy wine
mixed with water :

23 ' Thy princes are rebellious, and "■ com-
panions of thieves : " every one loveth gifts
and folloAveth after rewards : they "judge not
the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the
widow come unto them.

24 Therefore saith the Lord, the Lord
of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, p I
will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge
me of mine enemies :

25 IT And I will turn my hand upon thee,
and t "J purely purge away thy dross, and take
away all thy tin :

26 And I will restore thy judges 'as at
the first, and thy counsellors as at the be-
ginning : afterward " thou shalt be called,
The city of righteousness, the faithful city.

27 Zion shall be redeemed with judg-
ment, and II her converts with righteousness.

28 IT And the ' f destruction of the trans-
gressors and of the sinners shall be together,
and they that forsake the Lord shall be
consumed.

29 For they shall be ashamed of "the oaks
which ye have desired, == and ye shall be con-
founded for the gardens that ye have chosen.

30 For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf
fadeth, and as a garden that hath no water.

31 y And the strong shall be =^as tow, || and
the maker of it as a spark, and they shall
both burn together, and none shall quench
them.

CHAP. H.

1 Isaiah prophesieth the coming of Christ's kingdom.
6 Wickedness is the cause of God's forsaking. 10
He exhorteth to fear, because of the powerful effects of
God's majesty.

THE word that Isaiah the son of Amoz
saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.

2 And ''it shall come to pass ''in the last
days, "^that the mountain of the Lord's
house shall || be established in the top of thp
mountains, and shall be exalted above the
hills ; ''and all nations shall flow unto it.

3 And many people shall go and say,
^ Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain
of the Lord, to the house of the God of
Jacob ; and he will teach us of his ways, and
we will walk in his paths : ^ for out of Zion
shall go forth the law, and the. word of the
Lord from Jerusalem.

4 And he shall judge among the nations,
and shall rebuke many people: and ffthey
shall beat their swords into plough-shares,
and their spears into || pruning-hooks : nation
shall not lift up sword against nation, -nei-
ther shall they learn war any more.

5 O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us
'walk ui the light of the Lord.

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i



Isaiah exhorteth to fear, Sfc.

6 IF Therefore thou hast forsaken thy
people the house of Jacob, because they
be replenished pfrom the east, and 'are
sooth-sayers like the PhiHstines, "and they
II please themselves in the children of
strangers.

7 "Their land also is full of silver and
gold, neither is there any end of their trea-
sures; their land is also full of horses,
neither is there any end of their chariots : •

8 "Their land also is full of idols; they
worship the work of their own hands, that
which their own fingers have made :

9 And the mean man boweth down, and
the great man .humbleth himself: therefore
forgive them not.

10 IfpEnter into the rock, and hide thee
in the dust, for fear of the Lord, and for
the glory of his majesty.

11 The "J lofty looks of man shall be
humbled and the haughtiness of men shall
be bowed down, and the Lord alone shall
be exalted "^in that day.

12 For the day of the Lord of hosts
shall be upon every one that is proud and
lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up ;
and he shall be brought low :

13 And upon all ^the cedars of Lebanon,
that are high and hfted up, and upon all the
oaks of Bashan,

14 And *upon all the high mountains,
and upon all the hills that are lifted
up,

15 And upon every high tower, and upon
every fenced wall,

16 "And upon all the ships of Tarshish,
and upon all t pleasant pictures.

17 ^And the loftiness of man shall be
bowed down, and the haughtiness of men
shall be made low : and the Lord alone
shall be exalted yin that day.

18 And II the idols he shall utterly
abolish.

19 And they shall go into the ^ holes of
the rocks, and into the caves of t the earth,
" for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of
his majesty, when he ariseth *> to shake ter-
ribly the earth.

20 "^In that day a man shall cast this
idols of silver, and his idols of gold, || which
they made each one for himself to worship,
to the moles and to the bats ;

21 "'To go into the clefts of the rocks,
and into the tops of the ragged rocks, "= for
fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his
majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly
the earth.

22 *" Cease ye from man, whose e breath
is in his nostrils : for wherein is he to be
accounted of?



ISAIAH.



Before


Before


CHRIST


CHRIST


about 760.


about 760.


II Or.




Tmro than




ttte east.




k Numb. 23.




7.




1 Deut. 18.




14.




m Pa. 106.




35.




Jer. 10. 2.


n Jer. 37.


II Or,
abound jotth


21. b. 38. 9.


the ckildren,
S,-c.


b Lev. 26.
26.


n Deut. 17.




16, 17.




Jer. 2. 28.


c See




2 Kings 24.




t Hcb.




a man emi-




v.enttn coun-




tenance.




II Or, skilful




of speech.


p ver. 19,


d Eccles. 10.
16.


Rev. 6. 15.




q ver. 17.




eh. 5. 15, 16.




& 13. 11.




r ch. 4. 1. &




11. 10, 11.




&]2.1,4.&




24. 21. & 25.




9.&2e. 1.&




27. 1,2, 12,




13. & aS. 5.




& 29. 18. &




30. 23. & 52.




6.




Jer. 30. 7, 8.




Ezok.38.J4,




19. & 39. 11


t Heb.


22.


ift up tlie


Hos. 2. 16,


hand.


8, 21.


Gen. 14. 22.


oel 3. 18.


t Heb.


Arao3 9. 11.


Under up.


Obad. 8.




Mic. 4. 6. &




5. 10. & 7.




Zeph.'3. 11,

16.

Zech. 9. 16.


e Mic. 3. 12.




s ch. 14. 8.




& 37. 24.




Ezek. 31. 3.




Zech. 11. 1.




2.




t ch. 30. 25.




u 1 Kings




10. 22.




t Hcb. ,




pictures of




desire.






f Gen. 13.


'


13. & 18. 20,




21. & 19. 5.


y ver. 11.


B Eccles. 8.
12.


II Or, the


h Pa. 128. 2.


idols shall




utterly pass




aviay.




7. ver. 10.


i Ps.11.6.


Ids. 10. 8.


Eccles. 8. 13.


Luko 23. 30.




Rev. 6. 16.




& 9. 6.




t Heb.


t Heb.


the dust.


done to him


a2Thes3. 1.
b ch. 30. 32.


k ver. 4.




Hag. 2. 6,




21.




Hcbr.12.26.


1 ch. 9. 16.


c ch. 30. 23.


II Or, they
which call


& 31. 27.


t Heb.


thru blessed.


the idols of


t Heb.


his silver,


swnliow up.


S-c.


m Mic. 6. 3.


II Or,




irhick they




made for




him.




A ver. 19.




e ver. 10,




19.






II Or, burnt.




n ch. 5. 7.




Matt. 21.. 33.


f Pa. 146.3.


o ch. 58. 4.


Jer. 17. ,5.


Mic. 3. 2, 3.


g Job 27.3.





The confusion which cometh hy sin.
CHAP. IIL

1 The great confusion which cometh by sin. 9 The im-
pudency of the people. 12 The oppression and covet-
ousness of the rulers. 16 The judgments which shall
be for the pride of the woinen.

FOR behold, the Lord, the Lord of
hosts, " doth take away from Jerusalem
and from Judah ''the stay and the staff, the
whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of
water,

2 "^The mighty man, and the man of war,
the judge, and the prophet, and the pru-
dent, and the ancient,

3 The captain of fifty, and the f honour-
able man, and the counsellor, and the cun-
ning artificer, and the || eloquent orator.

4 And I will give ■'children to be their
princes, and babes shall rule over them.

5 And the people shall be oppressed,
every one by another, and every one by
his neighbour : the child shall behave him-
self proudly against the ancient, and the base
against the honourable.

6 When a man shall take hold of his
brother of the house of his father, saying,
Thou hast clothing, be thou our ruler, and
let this ruin be under thy hand :

7 In that day shall he f swear, saying, I
will not be an t healer ; for in my house is
neither bread nor clothing : make me not
a ruler of the people.

8 For ''Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah
is fallen : because their tongue and their
doings are against the Lord, to provoke
the eyes of his glory.

9 IT The shew of their countenance doth
witness against them ; and they declare their
sin as ''Sodom, they hide it not. Wo unto
their soul ! for they have rewarded evil unto
themselves.

10 Say ye to the righteous, ethat it
shall be well with him : ''for they shall eat
the fruit of their doings.

11 Wo unto the wicked! 'it shall be ill
with him : for the reward of his hands shall



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