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of Kedar, shall be diminished : for the Lord
God of Israel hath spoken it.


1 The prophet lamenteth the invasion of Jewry by the
Persians. 8 He reproveth their human wisdom and
worldly joy. 15 He prophesieth Shebna's deprivation,
20 and Eliakim, prefiguring the kingdom of Christ,
his substitution.

THE burden of the valley of vision.
What aileth thee now, that thou art
wholly gone up to the house-tops?

2 Thou that art full of stirs, a tumultuous
city, * a joyous city: thy slain men are not
slain with the sword, nor dead in battle.

3 All thy rulers are fled together, they
are bound f by the archers : all that are
found in thee are bound together, which
have fled from far.

4 Therefore said I, Look away from me ;
I'll will weep bitterly, labour not to com-
fort me, because of the spoiling of the
daughter of my people.

5 •'For it is a day of trouble, and of tread-
ing down, and of perplexity "i by the Lord
God of hosts in the valley of vision, break-
ing down the walls, and of crying to the

6 «And Elam bare the quiver with cha-
riots of men and horsemen, and '"Kir f un-
covered the shield.

7 And it shall come to pass, that t thy.
choicest valleys shall be full of chariots, and


The downfall of Shebna, Sfc.

the horsemen shall set themselves in array
II at the gate.

8 IFAnd he discovered the covering of
Judah, and thou didst look in that day to the
armour s of the house of the forest.

9 ''Ye have seen also the breaches of the
city of David, that they are many : and ye
gathered together the waters of the lower

10 And ye have numbered the houses of
Jerusalem, and the houses have ye broken
down to fortify the wall.

11 'Ye made also a ditch between the two
walls for the water of the old pool ; but ye
have not looked unto nhe maker thereof,
neither had respect unto him that fashioned
it long ago.

-f- 12 And in that day did the Lord God of
hosts 'call to weeping, and to mourning,
and ">to baldness, and to girding with sack-
cloth :

13 And behold joy and gladness, slaying
oxen, and killing sheep, eating flesh, and
drinking wine: "let us eat and drink; for
to-morrow we shall die.

14 ° And it was revealed in mine ears by
the Lord of hosts, Surely this iniquity p shall
not be purged from you till'ye die, saith the
Lord God of hosts.

15 IT Thus saith the Lord God of hosts,
Go, get thee unto this treasurer, even unto
1 Shebna, ■■ which is over the house, and say,

16 What hast thou here, and whom hast
thou here, that thou hast hewed thee out
a sepulchre here, || as he Hhat heweth him
out a sepulchre on high, and that graveth
an habitation for himself in a rock ?

17 Behold, || the Lord will carry thee
away with f a mighty captivity, ' and will
surely cover thee.

18 He will surely violently turn and toss
thee like a ball into a f large country : there
shalt thou die, and there the chariots of
thy glory shall be the shame of thy lord's

19 And I will drive thee from thy sta-
tion, and from thy state shall he pull thee

20 IT And it shall come to pass in that
day, that I will call my servant "Eliakim, the
son of Hilkiah :

21 And I will clothe him with thy robe,
and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I
will commit thy government into his hand:
and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of
Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah.

22 And the key of the house of David will
I lay upon his shoulder : so he shall " open,
and none shall shut ; and he shall shut, and
none shall open.






aliout 712.

about 712.
y Ezra 0. 8.

II Or,




h 2 KlnSB

20. 20.

2 Ohron. 32.

II Or,

4, 5, 30.


of viols.

i Noh. 3. 16.

k See

ch. 37. 26.

about Tlii.



& 47. 4.
Ezek. 26, &

27, & 28.

in See

Amos 1. 9.

EiroU 3.
ch. 15. 2.
Mic. 1. 16.

b ver. n.

t Heb.


n ch. 56. 12.

1 Cor. 15.


o ch. 5. 9.

p 1 Sam. 3.

c Ezek. 27.


q 2 King!

18. 37.

ch. 36. 3.
rl King!
4. 6.

d ch. Ifl. 16.

II Or.

8 See 3 Sam.

18. 18.

Matt Sn. 60.

II Or.

ch. 22. a.

the Lord

who covered

thee with an

excellent co-

vering, and

t Heb.

clotkM thee

from afar



shall surely %


f See Ezek.

ver. 18.
t Heb.

23. 2, 12.

the captivity'

of a man.

t Esth. 7. 8.

larse of



to pollute.

u 2 Kings

18. 18.

t Heb.


11 Or, .


a merckaitt-


t Heb.


II Or,



I Job 12. 14.

Rev. 3. 7.

h ver. 1.

The miserable overthrotv of Tyre.

23 And I will fasten him as ya nail in
a sure place ; and he shall be for a glorious
throne to his father's house.

24 And they shall hang upon him all the
glory of his father's house, the offsprmg and
the issue, all vessels of small quantity, from
the vessels of cups, even to all the || vessels
of flagons.

25 In that day, saith the Lord of hosts,
shall the nail that is fastened in the sure
place be removed, and be cut down, and
fall ; and the burden that was upon it shall
be cut off": for the Lord hath spoken it.

CHAP. xxm. -f

1 The miserable overthrow of Tyre. 17 Their unhappy

THE " burden of TjTe. Howl, ye ships
of Tarshish ; for it is laid waste, so that
there is no house, no entering in : ''from the
land of Chittim it is revealed to them.

2 Be t still, ye inhabitants of the isle ;
thou whom the merchants of Zidon, that
pass over the sea, have replenished.

3 And by great waters the seed of Sihor,
the harvest of the river, is her revenue ; and
"she is a mart of nations.

4 Be thou ashamed, O Zidon : for the sea
hath spoken, even the strength of the sea,
saying, I travail not, nor bring forth children,
neither do I nourish up young men, nor
bring up virgins.

5 ''As at the report concerning Egjrpt,
so shall they be sorely pained at the report
of Tyre.

6 Pass ye over to Tarshish; howl, ye
inhabitants of the isle.

7 Is this your "joyous city, whose anti-
quity is of ancient days ? her own feet shall
carry her f afar off" to sojourn.

8 Who hath taken this counsel against
Tyre, ''the crowning city, whose merchants
are princes, whose traffickers are the ho-
nourable of the earth ?

9 The Lord of hosts hath purposed it,
t to stain the pride of all glory, and to bring
into contempt all the honourable of the

10 Pass through thy land as a river, O
daughter of Tarshish : there is no more
t strength.

11 He stretched out his hand over the
sea, he shook the kingdoms : the Lord
hath given a commandment || against t the
merchant-ci^y, to destroy the || strong holds

12 And he said, sThou shalt no more re-
joice, O thou oppressed virgin, daughter oi
Zidon: arise, ''pass over to Chittim ; there
also shalt thou have no rest.


The judgments of God upon the land.

13 Behold the land of the Chaldccans ;
this people was not, till the Assyrian founded
it for 'them that dwell in the wilderness:
they set up the towers thereof, they raised
up the palaces thereof, and he brought it
to ruin.

14 ''Howl, ye ships of Tarshish : for your
strength is laid waste.

15 And it shall come to pass in that
day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy
years, according to the days of one king :
after the end of seventy years f shall Tyre
sing as an harlot.

16 Takeanharp, go about the city, thou
harlot that hast been forgotten ; make sweet
melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest
be remembered,

17 IT And it shall come to pass after the
end of seventy years, that the Lord will
visit Tyre, and she shall turn to her hire,
and ■ shall commit fornication with all the
kingdoms of the world upon the face of the

18 And her merchandise and her hire
"" shall be holiness to the Lord : it shall not
DC treasured nor laid up ; for her merchan-
dise shall be for them that dwell before the
Lord, to eat sufficiently, and for t durable


1 The doleful judgments of God upon the land. 13 A
revinant shall joyfully praise him. 16 God in his
judgments shall advance his kingdom.

BEHOLD, the Lord maketh the earth
empty, and maketh it waste, and t turn-
eth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the
inhabitants thereof.

2 And it shall be, as with the people, so
with the II "priest; as with the servant, so
with his master ; as with the maid, so with
her mistress; ''as with 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.

3 The land shall be utterly emptied, and
utterly spoiled : for the Lord hath spoken
this word.

4 The earth mourneth and fadeth away,
the world languisheth and fadeth away,
t the haughty people of the earth do lan-

5 ''The earth also is defiled under the
inhabitants thereof; because they have
transgressed the laws, changed the ordi-
nance, broken the everlasting covenant.

6 Therefore hath ''the curse devoured
the earth, and they that dwell therein are
desolate : therefore the inhabitants of the
earth are burned, and few men left.



nbout 715.

i Pa. 72. 9.

k ver. 1.



t Hcb.
It shall be
uvto Tyre
as tlie song
of a harlot.

m Zech. 14.

20, 21.

about 712.

t Heb.
the face

II Or,

b Eiek. 7
12, 13.

t Heb.

the height of

the people.

r. Gen. 3. 17.
Numb. 35.


about 712.

e oh. 16. 8,


Joel 1. 10,


f Jer. 7. 34.

& 16. 9. &

25. 10.


Hos. 2. 11.

Rev. 18. 22.

II Or,
h Mai. 1. 11.

t Heb.

t Heb.
Leanness to
me. or, My
secret to me.
i Jer. 5. 11.


1 Kings 19.


Jer. 48. 43,


Amos 5. 19.

1 Gen. 7. 11.
m Ps. 18. 7.

n Jer. 4. 23.

T Heb.
visit upon.

p Ps. 76. 12.

t Heb.
with the ga-
thering of
11 Or.
II Or,

found want-

q ch.13.10.
& 60, 19.
Ezek. 32. 7.
Joel 2. 31. &

A remnant shall joyfully praise him.

7 «The new wine mourneth, the vine lan-
guisheth, all the merry-hearted do sigh.

8 The mirth 'of tabrets ceaseth, the noise
of them that rejoice endeth, the joy of the
harp ceaseth.

9 They shall not drink wine with a song ;
strong drink shall be bitter to them that
drink it.

10 The city of confusion is broken down :
every house is shut up, that no man may
come in.

11 There is^s. crying for wine, in the
streets ; all joy is darkened, the mirth of the
land is gone.

12 In the city is left desolation, and the
gate is smitten with destruction.

13 IT When thus it shall be in the midst
of the land among the people, s there shall be
as the shaking of an olive-tree, and as the
gleaning-grapes when the vintage is done.

14 They shall lift up their voice, they
shall sing for the majesty of the Lord, they
shall cry aloud from the sea.

15 Wherefore glorify ye the Lord in the
II fires, even '■the name of the Lord God of
Israel in the isles of the sea.

16 H From the t uttermost part of the
earth have we heard songs, even glory to
the righteous. But I said, t My leanness,
my leanness, wo unto me! 'the treacher-
ous dealers have dealt treacherously ; yea,
the treacherous dealers have dealt very
treacherously. -T

17. ''Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are
upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth.

18 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 high
are open, and "" the foundations of the earth
do shake.

19 "The earth is utterly broken down, the
earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved

20 The earth shall <> reel to and fro like a
drunkard, and shall be removed like a cot-
tage ; and the transgression thereof shall be
heavy upon it ; and it shall fall, and not
rise again.

21 And it shall come to pass in that day,
that the Lord shall f punish the host of
the high ones that are on high, Pand the
kings of the earth upon the earth.

22 And they shall be gathered together,
t as prisoners are gathered in the || pit, and
shall be shut up in the prison, and after
many days shall they be || visited.

23 Then the imoon shall be confounded,
and the sun ashamed, when the Lord of


The prophet praiseth God, ^c.

hosts shall ■'reign in * mount Zion, and in Je-
rusalem, and II before his ancients gloriously.


1 The prophet praiseth God, for his judgments, Q for his
saving benefits, 9 and for his victorious salvation.

OLORD, thou art my God ; " I will ex-
alt thee, I will praise thy name ; '' for
thou hast done wonderful things ; " thy coun-
sels of old are faithfulness and truth.

2 For thou hast made ^ of a city an heap ;
of a defenced city a ruin : a palace of stran-
gers to be no city; it shall never be built.

3 Therefore shall the strong people "glo-
rify thee, the city of the terrible nations shall
fear thee.

4 For thou hast been a strength to the
poor, a strength to the needy in his distress,
^a refuge from the storm, a shadow from
the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones
is as a storm against the wall.

5 Thou shalt bring down the noise of
strangers, as the heat in a dry place ; even
the heat with the shadow of a cloud : the
branch of the terrible ones shall be brought

6 IF And in ^ this mountain shall ^ the
Lord of hosts make unto » all people a feast
of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees ;
of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the
lees well refined.

7 And he will f destroy in this mountain
the face of the covering feast over all people,
and ''the vail that is spread over all nations.

8 He will 'swallow up death in victory ;
and the Lord God will "• wipe away tears
from off all faces ; and the rebuke of his
people shall he take away from off all the
earth: for the Lord hath spoken it.

9 ITAnd it shall be said in that day, Lo,
this is our God; "we have waited for him,
and he will save us : this is the Lord ; we
have waited for him, °we will be glad and
rejoice in his salvation.

10 For in this mountain shall the hand of
ihe Lord rest, and Moab shall be || trodden
down under him, even as straw is j| trodden
down for the dunghill.

11 And he shall spread forth his hands in
the midst of them, as he that swimmeth
spreadeth forth his hands to swim : and he
shall bring down their pride together with
the spoils of their hands.

12 And the p fortress of the high fort of
thy walls shall he bring down, lay low, and
bring to the ground, even to the dust.


1 A song inciting to confidence in God, 5 for his jtidg-
ments, 12 and for his favour to his people. 20 An
exhortatifm to wait on God.


CHAP. XXVI. A song inciting to confidence in God.

about 712.

r Rov. 19. 4,


B Hob. 12.23.

It Or, there

shiill bo

glory hefore

his ancients.

Bbout 712.
a Exod. 15.


Ps. 118. 28.
b P». 98. 1.
Numb. 23.

d oh. 21. 9.
& 23. 13.
Jor. 51. 37.

Rev. II.

f ch. 4. e


about 712.

B ch. 2. 2, 3.
h Prov. 9. 2.
Matt. 22. 4.
i Dan. 7. 14.
Matt. 8. 11.

t Hcb.
swallow up.
t Hob.
k 2 Cor. 3.

Ephea. 4.18.
1 fioa. 13. 14.
1 Cor. 15. 54.
Rev. 20. 14.
& 21. 4.
m Rev. 7.
17. & 21. 4.

n Gen. 49.


Tit. 2. 13.

o Ps. 20. 5.

II Or, ^

II Or,

threshed m

p ch. 26. 5.

a ch. 2. 11.
b eh. 60. 18.

c Ps. 118.
19, 20.
t Heb.

t Heb.

II Or,

thought, or,
d ch. 45. 17.

1 Heb.
the rock of
Deut. 32. 4.

ch. 25. 12.
& 32. 19.

f Ps.37.23.

K ch. 64. 5.

h Ps. 63. 6.
Cant. 3. 1.

i Eccles. 8.

Rora. 2. 4.
kPs. 143.10.

I Job 34. 27.
Ps. 28. 5.
ch. 5. 12.

II Or, ^ ,^
toward thy

II Or,
for us.
m 2 Chron.
13. 8.

n Hos. 5. 15.

t Heb.


o ch. 13. 8.
John 16. 21.

IN "that day shall this song be sung in the
land of Judah; We have a strong city;
i" salvation will God appoint /or walls and

2 "^Open ye the gates, that the righteous
nation which keepeth the t truth may enter

3 Thou wilt keep him f in perfect peace
whose II mind is stayed on thee : because he
trusteth in thee.

4 Trust ye in the Lord for ever : <^ for
in the Lord JEHOVAH is t everlasting
strength :

5 H For he bringeth down them that
dwell on high; nhe lofty city, he layeth it
low ; he layeth it low, even to the ground ;
he bringeth it even to the dust.

6 The foot shall tread it down, even the
feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy.

7 The way of the just is uprightness :
''thou, most upright, dost weigh the path
of the just.

8 Yea, sin the way of thy judgments, O
Lord, have we waited for thee ; the desire
of our soul is to thy name, and to the re-
membrance of thee.

9 ''With my soul have I desired thee in
the night; yea, with my spirit within me
will I seek thee early : for when thy judg-
ments are in the earth, the inhabitants of
the world will learn righteousness.

10 'Let favour be shewed to the wicked,
yet will he not learn righteousness : in ^ the
land of uprightness will he deal unjustly,
and will not behold the majesty of the

11 Lord, when thy hand is Ufted up,
'they will not see: hut they shall see, and be
ashamed for their envy J| at the people ; yea,
the fire of thine enemies shall devour them.

12 IT Lord, thou wilt ordain peace for
us : for thou also hast wrought all our works
II in us.

13 O Lord our God, '"other lords besides
thee have had dominion over us ; but by
thee only will we make mention of thy

14 They are dead, they shall not live ; they
are deceased, they shall not rise : therefore
hast thou visited and destroyed them, and
made all their memory to perish.

15 Thou hast increased the nation, O
Lord', thou hast increased the nation ; thou
art glorified : thou hadst removed it far unto
all the ends of the earth.

16 Lord, "in trouble have they visited
thee; they poured out a f prayer when thy
chastening was upon them. , -u w .

17 Like as "a woman with child, that
draweMi near the time of her delivery, is m



God's care over his vineyard.

paih, and crieth out in her pangs ; so have
we been in thy sight, O Lord.

18 We have been with child, we have
been in pain, we have as it were brought
forth wind ; we have not wrought any de-
hverance in the earth; neither have Pthe
inhabitants of the world fallen.

19 iThy dead men shall live, together with
my dead body shall they arise. ' Awake and
sing, ye that dwell in dust : for thy dew is
as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall
cast out the dead.

20 IT Come, my people, ^ enter thou into
thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee :
hide thyself as it were *for a little moment,
until the indignation be overpast.

21 For behold, the Lord "cometh out
of his place to punish the inhabitants of the
earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall
disclose her t blood, and shall no more cover
her slain.


1 The care of God over his vineyard. 7 His chastise-
ments differ from judgments. 12 The church of the
Jews and Gentiles.

N that day the Lord with his sore and

great and strong sword shall punish levia-
than the II piercing serpent, *even leviathan
that crooked serpent; and he shall slay ''the
dragon that is in the sea.

2 In that day "sing ye unto her, ""A
vineyard of red wine.

3*1 the Lord do keep it ; I will water
it every moment: lest any hurt it, I will
keep it night and day.

4 Fury is not in me : who would set ^ the
briers and thorns against me in battle ? I
would II go through them, I would burn them

5 Or let him take hold ^of my strength,
that he may ''make peace with me, and he
shall make peace with me.

6 He shall cause them that come of Jacob
'to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud,
and fill the face of the world with fruit.

7 TT Hath he smitten him, t as he smote
those that smote him? or is he slain ac-
cording to the slaughter of them that are
slain by him?

8 '' In measure, || when it shooteth forth,
thou wilt debate with it: ||'he stayeth his
rough wind in the day of the east wind.

9 By this therefore shall the iniquity of
Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit
to take away his sin ; when he maketh all
the stones of the altar as chalk-stones that
are beaten in sunder, the groves and || images
shall not stand up.

10 Yet the defenced city shall be deso-
late, and the habitation forsaken, and left






about 712.

about 712.

m See
ch. 17. 2.
& 32. 14.

p P». 17. 14.

n Deut. 32.


ch. 1. 3.
Jer. 8. 7.

q Ezek. 37.

1, &,c.

r Dan. 12. 2.

o Deut 32.


ch. 43. 1, 7.

& 44. 2, 21,


s Exod. 12.

t P.. 30. 5.
ch. 54. 7^8.
2 Cor. 4. 17.

p ch. 2. 11.

u Mic. 1. 3.
Jude 14.

q Matt 24.
Rev. 11. 15.



11 Or,.
like a bar.
a Ps. 74. 13,


l-;z<.k. 23. 3.
& 32. 2.
c ch. 5. 1.
d Pa. 80. 8.
Jcr. 2. 21.

about 725.
a ver. 3.
b vcr. 4.

Pa. 121.
4. 5.

t Hob.

f 2 Sam. 23.


ch. 9. 18.

c ch. 3D. 30.
Ezek. 13. 11.

II Or,

g ch. <a. 4.

d vcr. 1.

h Job 22.

t Hcb.
e vcr. 1.

i ch. 37. 31.
Ho3. 14. 5,

t Hob.
accffrding to
the stroke of


k Job 23. 6.
Pa. 6. 1.
Jer. 10. 24.

I Cor. 10. 13.

II Or,
when thou
scndcat it

11 Or,
when he
rcmoveth tt.

f Prov. 20.


Ho9. 4. 11.

11 Or,

5 ch. 56. 10

The prophet threateneth Ephraim.

like a wilderness : " there shall the calf feed,
and there shall he lie down, and consume the
branches thereof.

11 When the boughs thereof are wither-
ed, they shall be broken off: the women
come and set them on fire : for " it is a people
of no understanding : therefore he that made
them will not have mercy on them, and ° he
that formed them will shew them no fa-

12 IF And it shall come to pass in that day,
that the Lord shall beat oflf from the chan-
nel of the river unto the stream of Egypt,
and ye shall be gathered one by one, O ye
children of Israel.

13 P And it shall come to pass in that day,
'i^that the great trumpet shall be blown, and
they shall come which were ready to perish
in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in
the land of Egypt, and shall worship the
Lord in the holy mount at Jerusalem.



1 The prophet threateneth Ephraim for their pride and
drunkenness. 5 The residue shall be advanced in tlie
kingdom of Christ. 7 He rebuketh their error. 9 Their
untowardness to learn, 14 andtheir security. 16 Christ
the sure foundation is promised. 18 Their security
shall be tried. 23 They are incited to the consideration
of God's discreet providence.

WO to "the crown of pride, to the
drunkards of Ephraim, whose '' glo-
rious beauty is a fading flower, which are
on the head of the fat valleys of them that
are f overcome with wine !

2 Behold, the Lord hath a mighty and
strong one, ''which as a tempest of hail and
a destroying storm, as a flood of mighty
waters overflowing, shall cast down to the
earth with the hand.

3 ''The crown of pride, the drunkards of
Ephraim, shall be trodden f under feet :

4 And *the glorious beauty, which is on
the head of the fat valley, shall be a fading
flower, and as the hasty fruit before the
summer ; which when he that looketh upon
it seeth, while it is yet in his hand he t eateth
it up.

5 If In that day shall the Lord of hosts
be for a crown of glory, and for a diadem
of beauty, unto the residue of his people,

6 And for a spirit of judgment to him
that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to
them that turn the battle to the gate.

7 IBut they also ^have erred through
wine, and through strong drink are out of
the way; ethe priest and the prophet have
erred through strong drink, they are swal-
lowed up of wine, they are out of the way
through strong drink; they err in vision,
they stumble in judgment.


Christ the sure foundation is promised. CHAP. XXIX.

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