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10 All they shall speak and say unto thee,
Art thou also become weak as we ? Art thou
become like unto us ?

11 Thy pomp is brought down to the
grave, and the noise of thy viols : the worm
is spread under thee, and the worms cover

12 'How art thou fallen from heaven,
II O Lucifer, son of the morning ! how art
thou cut down to the ground, which didst
weaken the nations !

13- For thou hast said in thine heart, "I
will ascend into heaven, °I will exalt my
throne above the stars of God : I will sit also
upon the mount of the congregation, °in the
sides of the north :

14 I will ascend above the heights of the
clouds ; pI will be like the Most High.

15 Yet thou ishalt be brought down to
hell, to the sides of the pit.

16 They that see thee shall narrowly look
upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this
the man that made the earth to tremble, that
did shake kingdoms :

17 That made the world as a wilderness,
and destroyed the cities thereof: that \\ open-
ed not the house of his prisoners ?

18 All the kings of the nations, even all
of them, lie in glory, every one in his own

19 But thou art cast out of thy grave like
an abominable branch, and as the raiment of
those that are slain, thrust through with a
sword, that go down to the stones of the pit ;
as a carcass trodden under feet.

20 Thou shalt not be joined with them in
burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land,
and slain thy people : "^the seed of evil-doers
shall never be renowned.

21 Prepare slaughter for his children =for
the iniquity of their fathers ; that they do not
rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of
the world with cities.

22 For I will rise up against them, saith
the Lord of hosts, and cut off from Baby-
lon *the name, and "remnant, ^and son, and
nephew, saith the Lord.

23 yl will also make it a possession for the
bittern, and -pools of water : and I will sweep
it with the besom of destruction, saith the
Lord of hosts.


Palestina is threatened.

24 IT The Lord of hosts hath sworn, say-
ing, Surely as I have thought, so shall it
come to pass ; and as I have purposed, so
shall it stand :

25 That I will break the Assyrian in my
land, and upon my mountains tread him un-
der foot : then shall ^his yoke depart from off
them, and his burden depart from off their

26 This is the purpose that is purposed
upon the whole earth : and this is the hand
that is stretched out upon all the nations.

27 For the Lord of hosts hath ^purposed,
and who shall disannul it ? and his hand is
stretched out, and who shall turn it back ?

28 In the year that ""king Ahaz died was
this burden.

29 IF Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina,
* because the rod of him that smote thee is
broken : for out of the serpent's root shall
come forth a 1| cockatrice, ^ and his fruit shall
be a fiery flying serpent.

30 And the first-born of the poor shall
feed, and the needy shall lie down in safety :
and I will kill thy root with famine, and he
shall slay thy remnant.

31 Howl, O gate ; cry, O city ; thou, whole
Palestina, art dissolved : for there shall come
from the north a smoke, and || none shall he
alone in his || appointed times.

32 What shall one then answer the mes-
sengers of the nation ? That ^the Lord
hath founded Zion, and ^the poor of his
people shall |1 trust in it.


The lamentaMe state of Moab.

THE ''burden of Moab. Because in the
night •'Ar of Moab is laid waste, and
II brought to silence; because in the night
Kir of Moab is laid waste, and brought to
silence ;

2 " He is gone up to Bajith, and to Dibon,
the high places, to weep : Moab shall howl
over Nebo, and over Medeba : •■ on all their
heads shall be baldness, and every beard cut off.

3 In their streets they shall gird themselves,
with sackcloth : « on the tops of their houses,
and in their streets, every one shall howl,
t weeping abundantly.

4 And Heshbon shall cry, •" and Elealeh ;
their voice shall be heard even unto Jahaz :
therefore the armed soldiers of Moab shall
cry out ; his life shall be grievous unto him.

5 sMy heart shall cry out for Moab ; || his
fugitives shall flee unto Zoar, an ''heifer of
three years old : for 'by the mounting up of
Luhith with weeping shall they go it up ; for
in the way of Horonaim they shall raise up
a cry of f destruction.


about 712.

r ch. 10. 37.

a 2 Chron.

Job 9. 12. &
23. 13.
Ps. 33. 11.
Prov. 19. 21.
& 21. 30.
ch. 43. 13.
Dan. 4. 31,

b 2 Kings
16. 20.

c 2 Chron.
26. 6.

II Or,
i 2 Kuiga


about 726.

II Or,

he shall not

be aliyne.


5. & 102. 16.


Zcch. 11. 11.
II Or,

betake them-
selves unto

about 728.
a Jer. 48. 1,

Bzik. 25. 8,

Amos 2. 1.
b Numb. 21.

II O'-^
cut off.

LSV. 21. 5.
ch. 3. 24. &
Jer. 47. 5. &
48. 1, 37, 38.
Ezek. 7. 18.
e Jer. 48.

t Heb. .
into taeep-
ing, or,
coming .
down with

g ch. 16. 11.
.ler. 48. 31.
II Or,

to the bor-
ders tliereof,
even as a
h ch. 16. 14.
Jer. 48. 34.
i Jer. 48. 5.

t Heb.

k Numb. 32.

t Heb.

II Or,



t Hob.
I 2 Kingi

a 2 Kings 3.

b 2 Kingi
14. 7.
II Or,
t Heb.
a rock.

II Or. ^
a nest for-
c Numb. 21.


T Heb.
tHob. ^
the trcadcrs

d Dan. 7 14,


Mic. 4. 7.

Liiko 1. 33

II Or,



& 96. 13. &


f Jer. 48. 99.

Zeph. 2. 10.

g ch. 28. IS

i 2 Kings 3.

II Or,

1 ver. 9.

II Or,
plucked up.

m Jer. 48.

n ch. 15. 4.

II Or,

the alarm is

fallen upon.


Jer. 48.33.

Moab is exhorted to obedience.

6 For the waters ''of Nimrim shall be
t desolate : for the hay is withered away, the
grass faileth, there is no green thing.

7 Therefore the abundance they have got-
ten, and that which they have laid up, shall
they carry away to the |1 brook of the willows.

8 For the cry is gone round about the
borders of Moab, the howling thereof unto
Eglaim, and the howling thereof unto Beer-

9 For the waters of Dimon shall be full of
blood : for I will bring f more upon Dimon,
' lions upon him that escapeth of Moab, and
upon the remnant of the land.


I Moab is exhorted to yield obedience to Christ's king-
dom. 6 Moab is threatened for her pride. 9 The
prophet bewaileth her. 12 The judgment of Moab.

SEND ''ye the lamb to the ruler of the
land ''from ||tSela to the wilderness,
unto the mount of the daughter of Zion.

2 For it shall be, that, as a wandering bird

II cast out of the nest, so the daughters of
Moab shall be at the fords of >=Arnon.

3 tTake counsel, execute judgment;
make thy shadow as the night in the midst
of the noon-day ; hide the outcasts ; bewray
not him that wandereth.

4 Let mine outcasts dwell with thee,
Moab ; be thou a covert to them from the
face of the spoiler : for the t extortioner is at
an end, the spoiler ceaseth, tthe oppressors
are consumed out of the land.

5 And in mercy ^ shall the throne be || esta-
blished : and he shall sit upon it in truth in
the tabernacle of David, ^judging, and seek-
ing judgment, and hasting righteousness,

6 H We have heard of the fpride of Moab ;
he is very proud : even of his haughtiness,
and his pride, and his wrath : s but his lies
shall not be so.

7 Therefore shall Moab ''howl for Moab,
every one shall howl : for the foundations 'of
Kir-hareseth shall ye || mourn; surely they
are stricken.

8 For ^ the fields of Heshbon languish, and
'the vine of Sibmah : the lords of the heathen
have broken down t'he principal plants there-
of, they are come even unto Jazer, they wan-
dered through the wilderness : her branches
are || stretched out, they are gone over the

9 H Therefore -"I will bewail with the weep-
ing of Jazer the vine of Sibmah : I will water
thee with my tears, "O Heshbon, and Elea-
leh : for || the shouting for thy summer-fruits
and for thy harvest is fallen. .

10 And "gladness is taken away, and joy
out of the plentiful field; and m the vme-

^ 595


about 726.

p ch. 15. 5.
& 63. 15.


II Or,
not many.

The judgment of Moab.

yards there shall be no singing, neither shall
there be shouting: the treaders shall tread
out no wine in their presses ; I have made
their z^mta^e-shouting to cease.

11 Wherefore p my bowels shall sound like
an harp for Moab, and mine inward parts
for Kir-haresh.

12 If And it shall come to pass, when it is
seen that Moab is weary- on ithe high place,
that he shall come to his sanctuary to pray ;
but he shall not prevail.

13 This is the word that the Lord hath
spoken concerning Moab since that time.

14 But now the Lord hath. spoken, say-
ing, Within three years, ■■ as the years of an rchai.ie.
hireling, and the glory of Moab shall be con-
temned, with all that great multitude ; and
the remnant shall he very small and || fee-

CHAP. xvn.

1 Syria and Israel are threatened.. 6 A remnant shall
forsake idolatry. 9 The rest shall be plagued for
their impiety. 12 The wo of Israel's enemies.

THE * burden of Damascus. Behold,
Damascus is taken away from heing a
city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.

2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken : they
shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and
••none shall make them afraid.

3 ''The fortress also shall cease from
Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus,
and the remnant of Syria : they shall be as
the glory of the children of Israel, saith the
Lord of hosts.

4 And in that day it shall come to pass,
that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin,
and '' the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean.

5 ^ And it shall be as when the harvest-
man gathereth the corn, and reapeth the ears
with his arm; and it shall be as he that
gathereth ears in the valley of Rephaim.

6 IT 'Yet gleaning-grapes shall be left in it,
as the shaking of an olive-tree, two or three
berries in the top of the uppermost bough,
four or five in the outmost fruitful branches
thereof, saith the Lord God of Israel.

7 At that day shall a man ^look to his
Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the
Holy One of Israel.

8 And he shall not look to the altars, the
work of his hands, neither shall respect that
which his fingers have made, either the
groves, or the || images.

9 If In that day shall his strong cities be as
a forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch,
which they left because of the children of
Israel : and there shall be desolation.

10 Because thou hast forgotten *> the God
of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful
of the Rock of thy strength, therefore shalt


about 741.
a Jer. 49.23.
Amos 1. 3.
Zech. 9. 1,

2 Kings 16.

ch. 7. 16.

about 741.
f ch 24. 13.

g Mic. 7. 7.

II Or,

h Pb. 68. 19.


about 741.

II Or, ^ .

removed in
the day of
and there
shall be
deadly sor-
II Or,

II Or,

k Pa. 9. 5.

1 Ps. 83. 13.
Uos. 13. 3.

II Or,



about 714.

Ezek. 30. 4,

Zeph. 2. 12.
JL 3. 10.

b ver. 7.

II Or, ,
and polish'
II Or,

meteili out,
and trcad-
eth down.
t Heb.
a nation of
line, line,
and tread-
ing under
II Or,

whose land
the rivers
c ch. 5. 26.

II Or,

regard my
set dwelling.
"Or, .
after ratn.

Damascus and Ethiopia threatened.

thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it
with strange slips :

11 In the day shalt thou make thy plant
to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make
thy seed to flourish : but the harvest shall be
II a heap in the day of grief and of desperate

12 IT Wo to the II multitude of many
people, which make a noise 'like the noise of
the seas ; and to the rushing of nations, that
make a rushing like the rushing of || mighty
waters !

13 The nations shall rush like the rushing
of many waters : but God shall ''rebuke them,
and they shall flee far off", and 'shaU be
chased as the chaff of the mountains before
the wind, and like || a rolling thing before
the whirlwind.

14 And behold at evening-tide trouble ;
and before the morning he is not. This is
the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot
of them that rob us.

CHAP. xvm.

1 God in care of his people will destroy the Ethiopians.
7 An access thereby shall grow unto the church,

O " to the land shadowing with wings,
which is beyond the rivers of Ethi-

A See

Pa. 68. 31. &
72. 10.
ch. 16. 1.
Zeph. 3. 10.
Mai. 1. 11.
II Or, ^
and polish-
See ver. 2.




2 That sendeth ambassadors by the sea,
even in vessels of bulrushes upon the waters,
saying, Go, ye swift messengers, to '' a nation
II scattered and peeled, to a people terrible
from their beginning hitherto ; || t a nation
meted out and trodden down, || whose land
the rivers have spoiled!

3 All ye inhabitants of the world, and
dwellers on the earth, see ye, "when he lift-
eth up an ensign on the mountains ; and
when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye.

4 For so the Lord said unto me, I will
take my rest, and I will || consider in my
dwelling-place like a clear heat [j upon herbs,
and like a cloud of dew in the heat of har-

5 For afore the harvest, when the bud is
perfect, and the sour grape is ripening in the
flower, he shall both cut off the sprigs with
pruning-hooks, and take away and cut down
the branches.

6 They shall be left together unto the
fowls of the mountains, and to the beasts of
the earth : and the fowls shall summer upon
them, and all the beasts of the earth shall
winter upon them.

7 Uln that timc^ shall the present be
brought unto the Lord of hosts of a people
II scattered and peeled, and from a people ter-
rible from their beginning hitherto ; a nation
meted out and trodden under foot, whose


The confusion of Egypt.

land the rivers have spoiled, to the place of
the name of the Lord of hosts, the mount


1 The confusion of Egypt. 11 The foolishness of their
princes. 18 Tfie calling of Egypt to the church.
23 The covenant of Egypt, Assyria, and Israel.

THE » burden of Egypt. Behold, the
Lord ''rideth upon a swift cloud, and
shall come into Egypt : and •= the idols of
Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and
the heart of Egypt shalt melt in the midst
of it.

2 And I will t ^ set the Egyptians against
the Egyptians : and they shall fight every one
against his brother, and every one against his
neighbour ; city against city, and kingdom
against kingdom.

3 And the spirit of Egypt t shall fail in
the midst thereof : and I will t destroy the
counsel thereof : and they shall ■= seek to the
idols, and to the charmers, and to them that
have familiar spirits, and to the wizards.

4 And the Egyptians will I || give over
''into the hand of a cruel lord ; and a fierce
king shall rule over them, saith the Lord,
the Lord of hosts.

5 sAnd the waters shall fail from the sea,
and the river shall be wasted and dried up.

6 And they shall turn the rivers far away ;
and the brooks '' of defence shall be emptied
and dried up : the reeds and flags shall wi-

7 The paper-reeds by the brooks, by the
mouth of the brooks, and every thing sown
by the brooks, shall wither, be driven away,
t and be no more.

8 The fishers also shall mourn, and all
they that cast angle into the brooks shall
lament, and they that spread nets upon the
waters shall languish.

9 Moreover they that work in ' fine flax,
and they that weave || net-works, shall be

10 And they shall be broken in the t pur-
poses thereof, all that make sluices and ponds
t for fish.

-f" 11 IT Surely the princes of ■'Zoan are fools,
the counsel of the wise counsellors of Pha-
raoh is become brutish: how say ye unto
Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son
of ancient kings ?

12 'Where are they? where are thy wise
m£n? and let them tell thee now, and let
them know what the Lord of hosts hath pur-
posed upon Egypt.

13 The princes of Zoan are become fools,
■^ the princes of Noph are deceived ; they have
also seduced Egypt, even || f they that are the
stay of the tribes thereof.


about 714.

n. lor. 48. 13.

Ezok. 30, &


b Pb. 18. 10.

& 104. 3.

c Gxod. 13.


Jei. 43. 13.

t Heb.
il Jude. 7.

1 Sam. 14.

16, ao.

2 Chron. 20.

t Heb.
shall be
t Heh.
swallow up.
e ch. 8. 19.
& 47. 12.

II Or.
shut up.
f ch. 20. 4.
.ler. 4B. 26.
Ezek. 29. la.

sJer. 51.38.
Ezek. SO. 13.

h 2 Ring!

T Heb.
and shall
not be.

i 1 Kinga
10. 28.
Prov. 7. 16.
II Or,
white works.


t Heb.

of living


k Numb. 13.


1 1 Cor. 1.

m Jer. 3. 16

about 714.

t Heb.

a spiHt of



n 1 Kings

22. 2-2.

ell. 29. ID.

o ell. 9. 14.

p Jor. 51. 30.
Nahum 3.

g ch. 11. 15.

r Zeph. 3. 9.
t Heb.
the lip.

II Or,

of Heres, or.

of the sun.

a Gen. 28.


Exod. 24. 4.

Josli. '-^. 10,

26, 27.

t See Josh.
4. 20. ic 22.

y Pb. 100. 3.
ch. 29. 23.
Hob. 2. 23.
Ephes. 3.10.

a 2 Kings
18. 17.

t Heb.

by the hand

of Isaiah.

The calling of her to the church.

14 The Lord hath mingled t"a perverse
spirit in the midst thereof: and they have
caused Egypt to err in every work thereof, as
a drunken man staggereth in his vomit.

15 Neither shall there be any work for
Egypt, which ° the head or tail, branch or
rush, may do.

16 In that day shall Egypt Pbe like unto
women: and it shall be afraid and fear,
because of the shaking of the hand of the
Lord of hosts, i which he shaketh over it.

" 17 And the land of Judah shall be a terror
unto Egypt, every one that maketh mention
thereof shall be afraid in himself, because of
the counsel of the Lord of hosts, which he
hath determined against it.

18 IT In that day shall five cities in the
land of Egypt ' speak f the language of Ca-
naan, and swear to the Lord of hosts ; one
shall be called, The city || of destruction.

19 In that day ^ shall there be an altar to
the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt,
and a pillar at the border thereof to the

20 And 'it shall be for a sign and for a
witness unto the Lord of hosts in the land
of Egypt : for they shall cry unto the Lord
because of the oppressors, and he shall send
them a saviour, and a great one, and he shall
deliver them.

21 And the Lord shall be known to
Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the
Lord in that day, and "shall do sacrifice
and oblation ; yea, they shall vow a vow unto
the Lord, and perform it.

22 And the Lord shall smite Egypt : he
shall smite and heal it : and they shall return
even to the Lord, and he shall be entreated
of them, and shall heal them.

23 IT In that day ^ shall there be a high-
way out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assy-
rian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian
into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve
with the Assyrians.

24 In that day shall Israel be the third
with Egypt and with Assjrria, even a blessing •
in the midst of the land :

25 Whom the Lord of hosts shall bless,
saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and
Assyria ^the work of my hands, and Israel
mine inheritance.


A type prefiguring the shameful captivity of Egypt and

IN the year that ''Tartan came unto Ash-
dod, (when Sargon the king of Assyria
sent him,) and fought against Ashdod, and
took it;

2 At the same time spake the Lord t by

The fall of Babylon foretold.

Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, Go, and loose
the i" sackcloth from off thy loins, and put off
thy shoe from thy f©ot. And he did so,
■= walking naked and barefoot.

3 And the Lord said, Like as my ser-
vant Isaiah hath walked naked and barefoot
three years ^for a sign and wonder upon
Egjrpt and upon Ethiopia ;

4 So shall the king of Assyria lead away
t the Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethiopians
captives, young and old, naked and barefoot,
" even with their buttocks uncovered, to tiie
t shame of Egypt.

5 ^And they shall be afraid and ashamed
of Ethiopia their expectation, and of Egypt
their glory.

6 And the inhabitant of this || isle shall say,
in that day, Behold, such is our expectation,
whither we flee for help to be delivered
from the king of Assyria : and how shall we
escape ?


1 The prophet, bewailing the captivity of his people, seeth
in a vision the fall of Babylon by the Medes and
Persians. 11 Edom, scorning the prophet, is moved to
repentance. 13 The set time of Arabia's calamity.

THE burden of the desert of the sea. As
"^ whirlwinds in the south pass through;
so it cometh from the desert, from a terrible

2 A t grievous vision is declared unto me ;
'• The treacherous dealer dealeth treacherous-
ly, and the spoiler spoileth. "^Go up, O
Elam : besiege, O Media ; all the sigbing
thereof have I made to cease.

3 Therefore ■* are my loins filled with pain :
*pangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs
of a woman that travaileth : I was bowed
down at the hearing of it ; I was dismayed
at the seeing of it.

4 II My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted
me : '' the night of my pleasure hath he
t turned into fear unto me.

5 s Prepare the table, watch in the watch-
tower, eat, drink : arise, ye princes, and
anoint the shield.

6 For thus hath the Lord said unto me.
Go, set a watchman, let him declare what
he seeth.

7 ''And he saw a chariot with a couple
of horsemen, a chariot of asses, and a cha-
riot of camels ; and he hearkened diligently
with much heed :

8 And II he cried, A lion : My lord, I stand
continually upon the 'watch-tower in the
day time, and I am set in my ward |1 whole

9 And behold, here cometh a chariot of
men, with a couple of horsemen. And he
answered and said, ''Babylon is fallen, is






about 714.

about 714.

b Zedi. 13.

c 1 Sam. 19.


Mic. 1. 8,


1 cji. 46. I.
Jer. .M. 2. &
51. 44.
m Jer. 51.

t Heb. son.

d ch. a 18.
the caiitivi-
ty of Egypt-

n 1 Chron,

Jer. 49. 7. 8.
Ezok. S-l. 2.
Obad. 1.

e 2 Sam. 10.

cii. 3. 17.
Jer. 13. 22.

t Hell.
f 2 Kings
18. 21.
ch. 30. 3, 5,
7. tL 36. 6.
II Or.
Jer. 47. 4.

o Jer. 49.


p 1 Cliron.
1. 9, 32.

II Or.

bring ye.

for fear.
t Heb.
from Ike

q ch. 16. 14.

r Ps. 120. 5.
ch. 60. 7.

1 Heb. hows.

a Zoch. 9.

t Heb.

b ch. 33. 1.

c ch. 13. 17.
Jer. 49. 34.

i ch. 15. 5.

& 16. 11.

e ch. 13. 8.

about 712.

II Or,, ,

my mtnd


f DeuL 28.


t Heb. put.

a ch. 32. 13.

g Dan. 5. 5.

t Heb.
of the bow.

h ver. 9.

b Jer. 4. 19.
& 9. 1.
t Heb.
/ wiU he
bitter in

c ch. 37. 3.

d X-am. 1. 5.

11 Or.

cried as a


i Hab. 2. 1.

every night.

e Jer. 49. 35.

f ch. 15. 1.
f Heb. made

V. Jer. 51. 8.
Rev. 14. 8.
it 18. 2.


the choice of
thy valleys.

The set time of Arabia's calamity.

fallen ; and ■ all the graven images of her
gods he hath broken unto the ground.

10 ""O my threshing, and the tcorn of
my floor : that which I have heard of the
Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, have I
declared unto you. ^

11 H^The burden of Dumah. He calleth
to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the
night? Watchman, what of the night ?

12 The watchman said. The morning com-
eth, and also the night : if ye will inquire,
inquire ye : return, come.

13 IT "The burden upon Arabia. In the
forest in Arabia shall ye lodge, O ye travel-
ling companies p of Dedanim.

14 The inhabitants of the land of Tema
II brought water to him that was thirsty, they
prevented with their bread him that fled.

15 For they fled || f from the swords, from
the drawn sword, and from the bent bow,
and from the grievousness of war.

16 For thus hath the Lord said unto
me. Within a year, i according to the years
of an hireling, and all the glory of "^Kedar
shall fail :

17 And the residue of the number of
t archers, the mighty men of the children

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