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8 For all tables are full of vomit and
filthiness, so that there is no place clean.

9 TT •• Whom shall he teach knowledge ?
and whom shall he make to understand
t doctrine ? them that are weaned from the
milk, and drawn from the breasts.

10 For precept || must he upon precept,
precept upon precept ; line upon line, line
upon line ; here a little, and there a little :

1 1 For with t 'stammering lips and another
tongue II will he speak to this people.

12 To whom he said, This is the rest
wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest ;
and this is the refreshing : yet they would
not hear.

13 But the word of the Lord was unto
them, precept upon precept, precept upon
precept ; line upon line, line upon line ;
here a little, and there a little; that they
might go, and fall backward, and be broken,
and snared, and taken.

"t' 14 H Wherefore hear the word of the
Lord, ye scornful men, that rule this
people which is in Jerusalem.

15 Because ye have said. We have made
a covenant with death, and with hell are
we at agreement ; when the overflowing
scourge shall pass through, it shall not come
unto us : ''for we have made lies our refuge,
and under falsehood have we hid ourselves :

16 IT Therefore thus saith the Lord God,
behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation 'a
stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone,
a sure foundation : he that believeth shall
not make haste.

17 Judgment also will I lay to the line,
and righteousness to the plummet : and the
hail shall sweep away ""the refuge of lies,
and the waters shall overflow the hiding-

18 IT And your covenant with death shall
be disannulled, and your agreement with
hell shall not stand ; when the overflowing
scourge shall pass through, then ye shall
be t trodden down by it.

19 From the time that it goeth forth it
shall take you: for morning by morning
shall it pass over, by day 'and by night : and
it shall be a vexation only || to understand
the report.

20 For the bed is shorter than that a man
can stretch himself on it : and the covering
narrower than that he can wrap himself
in it.

21 For the Lord shall rise up as in mount
"Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley
of ° Gibeon, that he may do his work, p his
strange work; and bring to pass his act,
his strange act.

22 Now therefore be ye not mockers.





about 725.
h Jer. 6. 10.

about 725.

g ch 10. 22,

Dan. 9.27.

t Hob.

the hearing*

liaUi been.




he hath

II Or,

the wheat m


the princi-

pal place.

and barley

in the ap-





II Or,



sort as his

God doth

teach him.

t Pb. 92. 5.

Jer.32. 19.

k Amos 2.4

1 Gen. 49.


F8. iia 28.

Matt. 21. 42.

AcU4. 11.

Rom. 9. 33.

& 10. 11.

1 Pet. 2. 6,

about 712.

11 Or,

7, a

i«. the lion


a Ezek. 43.

15. 16.

m ver 15.

II Or,


b 2 Sam. 5.



cut off the


a treading

down to it.

c ch. 8. 19.

II Or,

t Heb.

when lie

peep, or.

shall make


you to un-

d ch. 25. 5.



e Job 21. 18.

oh. 17. 13.


B ch. 28. 2.
%. 30. 3U.

n 2 Bam. S.


1 Chron. 14.


o Josh. 10.

10. 12.

2 Sam. 5. 25.

1 Cluon. 14.


h ch. 37. 36.

pLam. 3.

God's heavy judgment upon Jerusalem.

lest your bands be made strong : for I have
heard from the Lord God of hosts i a con-
sumption, even determined upon the whole

23 IT Give ye ear, and hear my voice ;
hearken, and hear my speech.

24 Doth the ploughman plough all day to
sow ? doth he open and break the clods of
his ground?

25 When he hath made plain the face
thereof, doth he not cast abroad the fitches,
and scatter the cummin, and cast in ||thc
principal wheat, and the appointed barley,
and the || rye in their t place ?

26 II For his God doth instruct him to
discretion, and doth teach him.

27 For the fitches are not threshed with
a threshing instrument, neither is a cart-
wheel turned about upon the cummin; but
the fitches are beaten out with a staff", and
the cummin with a rod.

28 Bread-corn is bruised ; because he will
not ever be threshing it, nor break it with
the wheel of his cart, nor bruise it with his

29 This also cometh forth from the Lord
of hosts, = which is wonderful in counsel, and
excellent in working.


1 God's heavy judgment upon Jerusalem. 7 The in-
satiableness of her enemies, 9 the senselessness, 13 and
deep hypocrisy of the Jews. 18 A promise of sancti-
Jication to the godly.

WO II no Ariel, to Ariel, |] the city
^ where David dwelt ! add ye year to
year; let them fkill sacrifices.

2 Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall
be heaviness and sorrow: and it shall be
unto me as Ariel.

3 And I will camp against thee round
about, and will lay siege against thee with
a mount, and I will raise forts against thee.

4 And thou shalt be brought down, and
shalt speak out of the ground, and thy
speech shall be low out of the dust, and
thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a fa-
miliar spirit, "out of the ground, and thy
speech shall t whisper out of the dust.

5 Moreover, the multitude of thy ^ stran-
gers shall be like small dust, and the
multitude of the terrible ones shall he «as
chaff" that passeth away : yea, it shall be '^at
an instant suddenly.

6 if Thou shalt be visited of the Lord of
hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and
great noise, with storm and tempest, and the
flame of devouring fire.

7 1[»And the multitude of all the nations
that fiffht against Ariel, even all that fight

* ^ 603


about 712.

i Job 20. a
k Fs. 73. 20.

II Or.

take your


and riot.

1 Seech, 28.


m ch. 51.


n Rom. II.


o Ps. 69. 23.
ch. 6. 10.
t Heb.
heads :
See ch. 3. 2.
Jer. 26. 8.
p 1 Sam. 9.

qch.8 16.

r Dan. 12.

4, 9.

Rev. 5. 1,—

5, 9. & 6. 1.

s Ezek. 33.


Matt. 15. 8,


Mark. 7. 6, 7.

t Col. 2. K.

u Hab. 1. 5.
J will add.

X Jer. 49. 7.
Obad. 8.
1 Cor. 1. 19.

y ch. 30. 1.

zPs. 94.7.

b ch. 45. 9.
Kora. 9. 20.


about 712.

ech. 28. 14,
h iaic. 2. 1.

i Amos 5.
10, 12.


I Josh. 24. 3.

m ch. 19. 25.
& 45. 11. &

60. 21.
Ephea. 2. 10.

t Heb.
shall knout

The deep hypocrisy of the Jews. ISAIAH.

against her and her munition, and that
distress her, shall be ' as a dream of a night-

8 ''It shall even be as when a hungry man
dreameth, and behold, he eateth ; but he
awaketh, and his soul is empty : or as when
a thirsty man dreameth, and behold, he
drinketh ; but he awaketh, and behold, he is
faint, and his soul hath appetite : so shall the
multitude of all the nations be, that fight
against mount Zion.

9 H Stay yourselves, and wonder ; || cry ye
out, and cry : ' they are drunken, ■" but not
with wine ; they stagger, but not with strong

10 For " the Lord hath poured out upon
you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath " closed
your eyes : the prophets and your f rulers,
p the seers hath he covered.

11 And the vision of all is become unto
you as the words of a || book ithat is sealed,
which men deliver to one that is learned,
saying. Read this, I pray thee : ""and he
saith, I cannot ; for it is sealed :

12 And the book is delivered to him that
is not learned, saying. Read this, I pray
thee : and he saith, I am not learned.

^ 13 TT Wherefore the Lord said, ^Foras-
much as this people draw near me with
their mouth, and with their lips do honour
me, but have removed their heart far from
me, and their fear toward me is taught by
* the precept of men :

14 " Therefore behold, f I will proceed
to do a marvellous work among this people,
even a marvellous work and a wonder : "" for
the wisdom of their wise men shall perish,
and the understanding of their prudent men
shall be hid.
)( 15 yWo unto them that seek deep to
hide their counsel from the Lord, and
their works are in the dark, and nhey say.
Who seeth us ? and who knoweth us ?

16 Surely your turning of things upside
down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay :
for shall the •'work say of him that made
it. He made me not? or shall the thing
framed say of him that framed it. He had
no understanding ?

17 X? it not yet a very little while, and
"Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field,
and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as
a forest ?

18 1[ And ''in that day shall the deaf hear
the words of the book, and the eyes of the
blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of

19 « The meek also t shall increase their
joy in the Lord, and ""the poor among men
shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

about 713.
a ch. 29. 15.

b Deut 29.

c ch. 31. 1.

d Numb. 27.


Josh. 9. 14.

1 Kings 22.


Jer. 21. 2. &


e ch. 20. 5.

Jer. 37. 5, 7.

ech. 61.1.
t Heb.
shall add.
f Jam. 2. 5.

g Jer. 2. 36.

h ch. 57. 9.
Hos. 8. 9. &
12. 1.

i Deut. 8. 15.

II Or.
to her.
1 ver. 15.
ch. 7. 4.

I Heb.

the latter


n Deut. 32.


ch. 1. 4.

ver. 1.

They are threatened for their confidence,

20 For the terrible one is brought to
nought, and sthe scorner is consumed, and
all that ''watch for iniquity are cut off:

21 That make a man an offender for
a word, and ' lay a snare for him that re-
proveth in the gate, and turn aside the just
''for a thing of nought.

22 Therefore thus saith the Lord, ' who
redeemed Abraham, concerning the house
of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be ashamed,
neither shall his face now wax pale.

23 But when he seeth his children, ™ the
work of mine hands, in the midst of him,
they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify
the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the
God of Israel.

24 They " also that erred in spirit f shall
come to understanding, and they that mur-
mured shall learn doctrine.



1 The prophet threateneth the people for their confidence
in Egypt, 8 and contempt of God's word. 18 God's
mercies towards his church. 27 God's wrath, and the
people's joy, i7i the destruction of Assyria.

WO to the rebellious children, saith
the Lord, *that take counsel, but
not of me ; and that cover with a covering,
but not of my Spirit, ^ that they may add
sin to sin :

2 "That walk to go down into Egypt, and
'' have not asked at my mouth ; to strengthen
themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and
to trust in the shadow of Egypt !

3 " Therefore shall the strength of Pha-
raoh be your shame, and the trust in the
shadow of Egypt your confusion.

4 For his princes were at ""Zoan, and his
ambassadors came to Hanes.

5 sThey were all ashamed of a people thai
could not profit them, nor be an help nor
profit, but a shame, and also a reproach.

6 •'The burden of the beasts of the south:
into the land of trouble and anguish, from
whence come the young and old lion, ' the
viper and fiery flying serpent, they will
carry their riches upon the shoulders of
young asses, and their treasures upon the
bunches of camels, to a people that shall
not profit them.

7 '^ For the Egyptians shall help in vain,
and to no purpose : therefore have I cried
II concerning this, 'Their strength is to sit

8 IT Now go, " write it before them m a
table, and note it in a book, that it may be
for tthe time to come for ever and ever:

9 That "this is a rebellious people, lying
children, children that will not hear the law
of the Lord :



and contempt of God's word.

10 "Which say to the seers, See not ; and
to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right
things, p speak unto us smooth things, pro-
phesy deceits:

11 Get ye out of the way, turn aside out
of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to
Qease from before us.

12 Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of
Israel, Because ye despise this word, and
trust in || oppression and perverseness,* and
stay thereon :

13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you
^ as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a
high wall, whose breaking 'cometh suddenly
at an instant.

14 And =he shall break it as the breaking
of t the potter's vessel that is broken in
pieces ; he shall not spare : so that there
shall not be found in the bursting of it a
sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to take
water withal out of the pit.

15 For thus saith the Lord God, the
Holy One of Israel ; *In returning and rest
shall ye be saved ; in quietness and in con-
fidence shall be your strength : " and ye
would not.

16 But ye said. No; for we will flee upon
horses ; therefore shall ye flee : and, We
will ride upon the swift ; therefore shall they
that pursue you be swift.

17 *One thousand shall jlee at the rebuke
of one ; at the rebuke of five shall ye flee :
till ye be left as || a beacon upon the top of
a mountain, and as an ensign on a hill.

18 IF And therefore will the Lord wait,
that he may be gracious unto you, and there-
fore will he be exalted, that he may have
mercy upon you : for the Lord is a God of

{'udgment: y blessed are all they that wait for

19 "For the people 'shall dwell in Zion at
Jerusalem : thou shalt weep no more : he
will be very gracious unto thee at the voice
of thy cry ; when he shall hear it, he will
answer thee.

20 And though the Lord give you *the
bread of adversity, and the water of || afflic-
tion^ yet shall not '■thy teachers be removed
into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall
see thy teachers :

21 And thine ears shall hear a word be-
hind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye
in it, when ye "turn to the right hand, and
when ye turn to the left.

22 "^Ye shall defile also the covering of
t thy graven images of silver, and the orna-
ment of thy molten images of gold ; thou
shalt t cast them away as a menstruous cloth ;
"thou shalt say unto it, Get thee hence.

23 '"Then shall he give the rain of thy


about 713.

oJer. 11.21.
Amoa. 2. 12.
&. 7. 13.

Mic. 2. 6.

Mic. 2. n.

II Or,

Q Pa. 62. 3.
r ch. 29. 5.

a Pa. 2. 9.
Jor. 19. 11.
t Heb.
the bottle
of potters.

t ver. 7.
ch. 7. 4.

u Matt. 23.

X Rev. 26. 8.
DeuL 28. 25.

& :k. so.

Josh. 23. 10.

II Or. , ^
a tree oer^t
of branchegt
or, boughs :
or, a mast.

J Pa. 2. 12.
Prov. 16. 2a
Jer. 17. 7.

z ch. 63. 9.

a 1 Kings
22. 27.
Pb. 127. 2.
II Or,

b Pa. 74. 9.
Amos 8. 11.

c Josh. 1. 7.

d 2 Chron.
ch. 2. 20.
& 31. 7.
t Heb
the graven
images of
thy silver.
t Heb.
e Hoa. 14. 8.
f Matt. 6. 33.
1 Tim. 4. 8.

about 713.

tl Or,
J Heb.

g ch. 2. 14,
15. i 44. 3.
t Heb.
lifted up.

h ch. 60. 19,

II Or,
and the
ness of
t Heb.

i ch. 11. 4.

k ch. 8. 8.

n ch. 2. 3.

T Heb.
Deut. 32. 4.

ch. 29. 6.

1 Heb.

the glory of
his voice.

» ch. 28. 2.
fc 32. 19.

q ch. 37. 36.

r ch. 10. 5,

t Heb.
every pass-
ing of the

t Heb.
cause to rest
upon him,
8 ch. 11. IS.
& 19. 16.
II Or,

t Jer. 7. 31.
& 19. 6, &c.
T Heb.
from yester-

about 713.
a ch. 30. 2.
& 36. 6.
b Pa. 20. 7.
ch. 36. 9.

Gods wrath in the destruction of Assyria.

seed, that thou shalt sow the ground withal;
and bread of the increase of the earth, and
it shall be fat and plenteous : in that day shall
thy cattle feed in large pastures.

24 The oxen likewise and the young asses
that ear the ground shall eat || f clean pro-
vender, which hath been winnowed with the
shovel and with the fan.

25 And there shall be b upon every high
mountain, and upon every f high hill, rivers
and streams of waters in the day of the great
slaughter, when the towers fall.

26 Moreover ""the light of the moon shall
be as the light of the sun, and the light of the
sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven
days, in the day that the Lord bindeth up
the breach of his people, and healeth the
stroke of their wound.

27 IT Behold, the name of the Lord cometh
from far, burning with his anger, || and the
burden thereof is t heavy : his lips are full of
indignation, and his tongue as a devouring
fire :

28 And 'his breath, as an overflowing
stream, ''shall reach to the midst of the
neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of
vanity: and there shall 6e 'a bridle in the
jaws of the people, causing them to err.

29 Ye shall have a song, as in the night
"■ when a holy solemnity is kept ; and glad-
ness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe
to come into the " mountain of the Lord, to
the t Mighty One of Israel.

30 "And the Lord shall cause fhis glori-
ous voice to be heard, and shall shew the
lighting down of his arm, with the indigna-
tion of his anger, and with the flame of a
devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest,
Pand hail-stones.

31 For 1 through the voice of the Lord
shall the Assyrian be beaten down, 'which
smote with a rod.

32 And t in every place where the ground-
ed staff" shall pass, which the Lord shall
t lay upon him, it shall be with tabrets and
harps: and in battles of = shaking will he
fight II with it.

33 *For Tophet is ordained f of old; yea,
for the king it is prepared ; he hath made it
deep and large : the pile thereof is fire and
much wood ; the breath of the Lord, like
a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it.


1 The prophet sheweth the cursed folly in trusti7ig to
Egypt, and forsaking of God. 6 He exhorteth to
conversion. 8 He sheweth the fall of Assyria.

WO to them nhat go down to Egypt
for help; and "stay on horses, and
trust in chariots, because theii are many ; and


The folly of trusting in Egypt.

in horsemen, because they are very strong ;
but they look not unto the Holy One of
Israel, <= neither seek the Lord!

2 Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil,
and ^will not t call back his words : but will
arise against the house of the evil-doers,
and against the help of them that work

3 Now the Egyptians are ^men, and not
God ; and their horses flesh, and not spirit.
When the Lord shall stretch out his hand,
both he that helpeth shall fall, and he that
is holpen shall fall down, and they all shall
fail together.

4 For thus hath the Lord spoken unto
me, ^Like as the lion and the young lion
roaring on his prey, when a multitude of
shepherds is called forth against him, he will
not be afraid of their voice, nor abase him-
self for the II noise of them : e so shall the
Lord of hosts come down to fight for mount
Zion, and for the hill thereof.

5 ''As birds flying, so will the Lord of
hosts defend Jerusalem ; ' defending also he
will deliver it; and passing over he will
preserve it.

6 IT Turn ye unto him from whom the
children of Israel have "^deeply revolted.

7 For in that day every man shall 'cast
away his idols of silver, and this idols of
gold, which your own hands have made unto
you for ■" a sin.

8 H Then shall the Assyrian "fall with the
sword, not of a mighty man ; and the sword,
not of a mean man, shall devour him : but
he shall flee || from the sword, and his young
men shall be || f discomfited.

9 And "the shall pass over to || his strong
hold for fear, and his princes shall be afraid
of the ensign, saith the Lord, whose fire is
in Zion, and his furnace in Jerusalem.


1 The blessings of Christ's Idngdmn. 9 Desolation is
foreshewn. 15 Restoration is promised to succeed.

BEHOLD, " a King shall reign in right-
eousness, and princes shall rule in

2 And a man shall be as an hiding-place
from the wind, and ''a covert from the tem-
pest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the
shadow of a t great rock in a weary land.

3 And "^the eyes of them that see shall
not be dim, and the ears of them that hear
shall hearken.

4 The heart also of the trash shall under-
stand knowledge, and the tongue of the stam-
merers shall be ready to speak || plainly.

5 The vile person shall be no more called
Uberal, nor the churl said to be bountiful.


1 Before




about 713.

about 713.

c Dan. 9. 13.

Hoa. 7. 7.

d Numb. 23.




II Or,

when he

e P». 148. 3,



against the

poor in


II Or, he


d Amos 6. 1.

Daps aliove


a year.

Amos 3. 8.

II Or.


g ch. 42. 13.

h Deut 32.

t Heb.


the fields of

Pa. 91. 4.


i Pi. 37. 40.

e ch. 34. 13.

Hos. 9. 0.

upon. A-c.

f ch. 22. 2.

g ch. 27. 10.

k Hos. 9. 9.

I ch. 2. 20.

II Or,

& 30. SS.

clefts and

t Heb.


tile idols of


his sold.


Joel 2. 28.

m 1 Kings

i ch. 2!). 17.


&. 35. 2.

n See

2 Kings 19.
35, 36.

ch. 37. 38.

II Or.

for fear of

the sword.
II Or,

T Heb.

k Jam. 3. 18.

for melting,

or, trilmte.

o ch. 37. 37.

t Hob.

his rock

shall pass

away for


II Or, his


1 ch. 30. 30.

m Zech. 11.


II Or,

and the city

about 713.

shall be ut-

a Pa. 45. 1.
er. 23. 5.

terly abased.

Hos. 3. 5.

Zech. 9. 9.

n ch. 30. 24.

b ch. 4. 6.


t Heb.


c cl,. 29. 18.

& 35. 5, 6.

about 713.





b Rev. 13.


II Or,


Desolation is foreshewn.

6 For the vile person will speak villany,
and his heart will work iniquity, to practise
hypocrisy, and to utter error against the Lord,
to make empty the soul of the hungry; and
he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail,

7 The instruments also of the churl are
evil : he deviseth wicked devices to destroy
the poor with lying words, even || when the
needy speaketh right.

8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things ;
and by liberal things shall he || stand.

9 ii Rise up, ye women ^that are at ease ;
hear my voice, ye careless daughters ; give
ear unto my speech.

10 tMany days and years shall ye be
troubled, ye careless women ; for the vintage
shall fail, the gathering shall not come.

11 Tremble, ye women that are at ease ;
be troubled, ye careless ones : strip ye, and
make you bare, and gird sackcloth upon your

12 They shall lament for the teats, for
tthe pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine.

13 ^Upon the land of my people shall
come up thorns and briers ; || yea, upon all
the houses of joy in '"the joyous city :

14 g Because the palaces shall be forsaken;
the multitude of the city shall be left ; the
II forts and towers shall be for dens for ever,
a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks ;

15 Until ''the Spirit be poured upon us
from on high, and 'the wilderness be a fruit-
ful field, and the fruitful field be counted for
a forest.

16 Then judgment shall dwell in the
wilderness, and righteousness remain in the
fruitful field.

17 ''And the work of righteousness shall
be peace ; and the eflect of righteousness,
quietness and assurance for ever.

18 And my people shall dwell in a peace-
able habitation, and in sure dwellings, and
in quiet resting-places,

19 'When it shall hail, coming down ""on
the forest ; || and the city shall be low in a
low place.

20 Blessed are ye that sow beside all
waters, that send forth thither the feet of
"the ox and the ass.

CHAP. xxxm.

1 God's judgments against the enemies of the church.
13 The privileges of the godly.

WO to thee ^that spoilest, and thou wast
not spoiled; and dealest treacherous-
ly, and they dealt not treacherously with thee !
''when thou shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt
be spoiled; and when thou shalt make an
end to deal treacherously, they shall deal
treacherously with thee.


God's judgment against



2 O Lord, be gracious unto us; "we have
waited for thee : be thou their arm every
morning, our salvation also in the time of

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