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13 Wo unto them ! for the/ have fled
from me : f destruction unto them ! because
they have transgressed against me : though
^I have redeemed them, yet they have spoken
lies against me.

14 'And they have not cried unto me with
their heart, when they howled upon their
beds : they assemble themselves for corn and
wine, and they rebel against me.

15 Though I II have bound and strength-
ened their arms, yet do the}'^ imagine mis-
chief against me..

16 "They return, hut not to the Most
High: ''they are like a deceitful bow: their
princes shall fall by the sword for the ^rage
of their tongue : this shall he their derision
^in the land of Egypt.

CHAP. vm.

1, 12 Destruction is threatened for their impiety, 5 and
idolatry.

'ET ''the trumpet to t thy mouth. He



s



-i



shall come ''as an eagle against the house
of the Lord, because "they have transgressed
my covenant, and trespassed against my law.

2 ■'Israel shall cry unto me, My God, « we
know thee.

3 Israel hath cast off the thing that is good :
the enemy shall pursue him.

4 f They have set up kings, but not by
me : they have made princes, and I knew

756



ff



Beroro
CHRIST

about 760.



E ch. 2. a. iL
13. 3.



h Jor. 13. 27.



i Prov. 22. 8.
cli. 10. 12,
13.



II Or,

standing

corn.

k ch. 7. 9.



I 2 Kings

17.6.

m .Ter. 22.

28. & 48. 38.



n 2 Kings
15. 19.
o let. 2. 24.
about 771 .

61sai. 30. 6.
zek. 16.33,
34

t Heb.
lovca.
g Ezck. 16.
37.

ch. 10. 10.
11 Or,
bepiiu
IJ Or,
z7t a little
while,

as Has. 2. 6.
r Isai. 10. 8.
Ezck. 20. 7.
Dan. 2. 37.
s ch. 12. 11.
t Deut. 4. 6,
8.

Ps. 119. 18.
it 147. 19,
20.

a Jer. 7. 21.

Zech. 7. 6.

II Or,

In the sncn-

Jices of mine

offering 3

they, ^'C.

X Jcr. 14. 10,

12.

ch. 5. 6. & 9.

4.

Amos 5. ^.

y ch. 9. 9.

Amos 8. 7.

7. Deut. 2a

68.

ch. 9. 3, 6.

& 11. 5.

a Deut. 32.

18.

hbai.29.23.

Ephes. 2. 10.

c 1 Kiugs

12. 31.

d Jer. 17.27.

Amos 2. 5.



a cb. 4. 12.
& 5. 4, 7.
b Jcr. 44. 17.
ch 2. 12.
II Or,
in, &re.
c ch. 2. 9,
12.

II Or,^
wi7ie-/a(.

d Lev. 25.
23.

Jer. 2. 7. &
16. 18.
e ch. 8. 13.
& 11. 5.
Not into
Egj[pt itaelf,
but into ano-
ther bondage
as bad as
that.

tEzek.4. 13.
Dan. 1. 8.
ff 2 Kings
17.6.

ch. 11. .11.
h ch. 3. 4.
i Jer. 6. 20.
ch.8. 13.
k Deut. 26.
14.



Before
CHRIST
obout 760.



I Lev. 17. 11.
m ch. 2. 11.



t Hcb.
spoil.
n ch. 7. 16.
vor. 3.
.11, Or, .,
tlteir silver
shall be de-
sired, the
nettle, iirc,
T Heb.
the desire.
o Isai. 5. 6.
& 32. 13. &
34. 13.
ch.10.8.

fHcb.
man of the
spirit.
p Ezek. 13.
XScc.
Riic. 2. II.
Zcph. 3. 4.
q Jcr. 6. 17.
& 31. 6.
Ezek. 3. 17.
&33. 7.

II Or, ,
against.



Destruction is threatened for impiety, ^c. CHAP, X.

it not: & of their silver and their gold have
they made them idols, that they may be cut

oir.

5 H Thy calf, O Samaria, hath cast thee off;
mine anger is kindled against them : ■> how
long will it he ere they attain to innocency?

6 For from Israel was it also : the vrork-
man made it; therefore it is not God: but
the calf of Samaria shall be broken in
pieces.

7 For 'they have sown the wind, and
they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no
II stalk : the bud shall yield no meal : if so
be it yield, ''the strangers shall swallow it
up.

8 'Israel is swallowed up: now shall they
be among the Gentiles "as a vessel wherein
is no pleasure.

9 For "they are gone up to Assyria, ° a
wild ass alone by himself: Ephraim Phath
hired t lovers.

10 Yea, though they have hired among
the nations, now iwill I gather them, and
they shall || sorrow || a little for the burden
of "^ the king of princes.

11 Because Ephraim hath made =many
altars to sin, altars shall be unto him to sin.

12 I have written to him 'the great things
of my law, hut they were counted as a strange
thing.

13 " II They sacrifice fleshybr the sacrifices
of mine offerings, and eat it ; ^hut the Lord
accepteth them not; y now will he remember
their iniquity, and visit their sins: ^they
shall return to Egypt.

14 ^ For Israel hath forgotten •'his Maker,
and <'buildeth temples; and Judah hath mul-
tiplied fenced cities: but ■'I will send a fire
upon his cities, and it shall devour the pa-
laces thereof.

CH-AP. IX.

The distress and captivity of Israel for their sins and
idolatry.

T)EJOICE not, O Israel, for joy, as other
Xv people : for thou "hast gone a whoring
•from thy God, thou hast loved a ''reward
II upon every corn-floor.

2 "The floor and the || wine-press shall
not feed them, and the new wine shall fail in
her.

3 They shall not dwell in ^the Lord's
land; «but Ephraim shall return to Egypt,
and '"they shall eat unclean things ein
Assyria.

4 ''They shall not offer wme-offerings to
the Lord, 'neither shall they be pleasing
unto him : ''their sacrifices shall he unto
them as the bread of mourners ; all that eat
.thereof shall be polluted : for their bread



r Isai. 31.6.

ch. 10. 9.

8 Judg. 19.

22.

t ch. 8. 13.



II Isai. 28. 4.
IVIic. 7. 1.
I See
ch. 2. 15.
y Nmnb. 25.

Pa. 106. 28.
z ch. 4. 14.
a Jer. 11. 13.
See

Judg. 6. 32.
bP«. 81. 12.
Ezek. 20. 8.
Amos 4. 5.



c Job 27. 14.

d Deut. 28.

41. 62.

c Deut 31.

17.

3 Rings 7.

18.

ch. 5. 6.

f See

1 Sam. 38.

15. 16.

cSea

Ezek. 26, i.

27, & 28.

h ver. 16.

ch. 13. 16.

i Luke 23.
29.

t Heb.
that casteth
the fruit.
k ch. 4. 15.
& 12. II.
I ch. 1. 6.



m Isai. 1.23.



t Heb. ,
the desires.
Ezek. 24.21.



o Deut. 28.
64, 65.



about 740.
a Nab. 2. 2.
II Or,

a vine emp-
tying the
fruit which
it giveth.
b ch. 8. 11
& 12 11 •



Tsraets distress and captivity for sin,

'for their soul shall not come into the house
of the Lord.

5 What will ye do in -"the solemn day,
and in the day of the feast of the Lord?

6 For lo, they are gone because of. t de-
struction: "Egypt shall gather them up,
Memphis shall bury them: jlfthe pleasant
places for their silver, ° nettles shall possess
them : thorns shall he in their tabernacles.

7 The days of visitation are come, the
days of recompense are come; Israel shall
know it: the prophet is a fool, t^the spi-
ritual man is mad, for the multitude of thine
iniquity, and the great hatred.

8 The q watchman of Ephraim was with
my God: hut the prophet is a snare of a
fowler in all his ways, and hatred || in the
house of his God.

9 "^They have deeply corrupted themselves,
as in the days of = Gibeah : * therefore he will
remember their iniquity, he will visit their
sins.

10 I found Israel like grapes in the wil-
derness; I saw your fathers as "the first ripe
in the fig-tree ^ at her first time : hut they
went to yBaal-peor, and ^ separated themselves
''unto f^a^ shame; ''and <^eiV abominations
were according as they loved.

11 As for Ephraim, their glory shall fly
away like a bird, from the birth, and from
the womb, and from the conception.

12 " Though they bring up their children,
yet ■'will I bereave them, that there shall
not he a man left: yea, ^wo also to them
when I ''depart from them !

13 Ephraim, ^as I saw Tyrus, is planted
in a pleasant place : ''but Ephraim shall bring
forth his children to the murderer.

14 Give theni, O Lord: what wilt thou
give? give them 'a f miscarrying womb and
djy breasts.

15 All their wickedness ^is in Gilgal : for
there I hated them : 'for the wickedness' of
their doings I will drive them out of mine
house, I will love them no more : ■" all their
princes are revolters.

16 Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried
up, they shall bear no fruit: yea, "though
they bring forth, yet will I slay even t the
beloved fruit of their womb.

17 My God will cast them away, because
they did not hearken unto him : and they
shall be ° wanderers among the nations.

CHAP. X.

Israel is reproved and threatened for their impiety and
idolatry.

ISRAEL is " II an empty vine, he bringeth
forth fruit unto himself: according to the
multitude of his fruit '■he hath increased the

757



\'



Before
CHRIST
about 740.



Israel reproved for impiettj and idolatry. liOSEA.

altars ; according to the goodness of his land
"they have made goodly t images.

2 II Their heart is ''divided; now shall
they be found faulty: he shall f break down
their altars, he shall spoil their images.

3 «For now they shall say, We have no
king, because we feared not the Lord ; what
then should a king do to us ?

4 They have spoken words, swearing
falsely in making a covenant: thus judg-
ment springeth up f as hemlock in the fur-
rows of thfe field.

5 The inhabitants of Samaria shall fear
because of ? the calves of "^Beth-aven: for the
people thereof shall mourn over it, and || the
priests thereof that rejoiced on it, ' for the
glory thereof, because it is departed from
it.

-6 It shall be also carried unto Assyria,/or
a present to ''king Jareb: Ephraim shall
receive shame, and Israel shall be ashamed
'of his own counsel.

7 ■" J.S for Samaria, her king is cut off as
the foam upon fthe water.

8 " The high places also of Aven, ° the sin
of Israel, shall be destroyed : Pthe thorn and
the thistle shall come up on their altars ;
■land they shall say to the mountains, Cover
us ; and to the hills. Fall on us.

9 ■'O Israel, thou hast sinned from the
days of Gibeah : there they stood: nhe battle
in Gibeah against the children of iniquity
did not overtake them.

10 '// is in my desire that I should chastise
them; and "the people shall be gathered
against them, || when they shall bind them-
selves in their two furrows.

11 And Ephraim is as ''an heifer that is
taught, and loveth to tread out the corn,
but I passed over upon t her fair neck : I will
make Ephraim to ride ; Judah shall plough,
and Jacob shall break his clods.

12 ySow to yourselves in righteousness,
reap in mercy ; ^ break up your fallow
ground : for it is time to seek the Lord,
till he come and rain righteousness upon
you.

13 *Ye have ploughed wickedness, ye have
reaped iniquity ; ye have eaten the fruit of
lies : because thou didst trust in thy way,
in the multitude of thy mighty men.

14 '•Therefore shall a tumult arise among
thy people, and all thy fortresses shall be
spoiled, as Shalman spoiled ■= Beth-arbel in
the day of battle : ^ the mother was dashed
in pieces upon her children.

15 So shall Beth-el do unto you because
of tyour great wickedness: in a morning
•= shall the king of Israel utterly be cut
off.



Before
CHRIST

about 740.

c ch. 8. 4.
f Heb.

statues, or,
standing
linages.
Il Or,

He hath di-
vided tlicir
heart.
d 1 KiogB
18. 21. .
Mitt. 6. 24.
t Heb.
bc/iead.
e ch. :i. 4.
&11.5.
Mic.4. 9.
ver. 7.

f See

Dout. 29. 18.
Amos 5. 1.
& 0. 12.
Acts 8. 2.1.
Hebr. 12. 15.

c 1 Kings
12. 28, 2<t.
ch. 8. 5, 6.
hch.4. 15.
llOr,

Ckemarim.,
2 Kings 23.
5.

Zeph. 1. 4.
i 1 Sam. 4.
21, 22.
ch. 9. 11.



k ch. 5. 13.



m ver. 3, 15.

T Heb.
the face of
the water,
ncli.4. 15.

Deut. 9.
21.

1 Kings 12.
30.

p cli. 9. 6.
q Isai. 2. 19.
l.uke 2:1. 30.
Rev. 6. lli.
4.9. 6.

r ch. 9. 9.

3 Pee
Judg, 20.



t Deut. 28.
63.

u Jer.lS.lR.
Ezek.23.46.
47.

eh. 8. 10.
II Or,

wke^i Tshall
hind them
for their two
transgres-
sions, or, in
their two ha-
bitations.
X Jer.50. 11.
Mic. 4. 13.
t Heb.
the heautii
of her neck.

y Prov. 18.



a Job 4. 8.
Prov. 22. 8.
ch. 8. 7.
Gal. 0. 7, 8.



b ch. 13. 16.



c 2 Kings

18. 34. & 19.

13.

d ch. 13. 16.



t Heb.
the evil of
your evil
e ver. 7.



ach.2. 15.

b Matt. 2.

15.

c E.xod. 4.

22, 23.



d 2 Kings
17. IB.
ch. 2. 13.
& 13. 2.

e Deat. 1.
31. & 32. 10,
11, 12.
Isai. 40. 3.

f Exod. 15.
26.



13.

T Heb.
lift up,
h Ps. 78. 25.
ch. 2. 8.
i See
ch.8.13.
&9.3.

k 2 Kings
17. 13. 14.
about 728.
Tlioy be-
came tribu-
taries to Sal-
manasser.
1 ch. 10. 6.

m .Ter. 3. 6.
&c. & 8. 5.
ch. 4. 16.
n ch. 7. 16.

t Heb.

together

thcjl exalted

not.

o Jer. 9. 7.

ch. 6. 4.

p Gen. 14. R.
&19. 24,25.
Deal. 29. 23.
Amos 4. 11.
Q Deut. 32.
36.

Isai. 63. 15.
Jer. 31.20.



r Numb. 23.

19.

Isai. 55. 8, 9.

Mai. 3. 6.



B Isai. 31. 4.
Joel 3. 16.
Amos 1. 2.



u Isai. 60. 8.
eh. 7. 11.
X Ezek. 28.
25, 26. &. 37.
21, 25



y ch. 12. 1.



II Or,
wuti the
most holy.



about 725.
ach. 8.7.



b 2 Kings
17.4.
ch. 5. 13.
ch. 7. 11.

c Isai. 30. 6
& 57. 9.
d ch. 4. 1.
Mic. 6. 2.
t Heb.
visit upon.



Israel's ingratitude to God.
CHAP. XL

1 The i7igratitude of Israel unto God for his benefits
5 His judgment. 8 God's mercy toward them.

WHEN * Israel was a child, then I loved
him, and ''called my "^son out of

Egypt-

2 As they called them, so they went from
them: ''they sacrificed unto Baahm, and
burned incense to graven images.

3^1 taught Ephraim also to go, taking
them by their arms; but they knew not
that ''I healed them.

4 I drew them with 'cords of a man, with
bands of love : and s I was to them as they
that t take ofi" the yoke on their jaws, and
^ I laid meat unto them.

5 H 'He shall not return into the land of
Egypt, but the Assyrian shall be his king,
^ because they refused to return.

6 And the sword shall abide on his cities,
and shall consume his branches, and devour
them, ' because of their own counsels.

7 And my people are bent to ""backsliding
from me* "though they called them to the
Most High, t none at all would exalt him.

8 " How shall I give thee up, Ephraim ?
how shall I deliver thee, Israel ? how shall
I make thee as pAdmah? how shall I set
thee as Zeboim? ''mine heart is turned
within me, my repentings are kindled to-
gether.

9 I will not execute the fierceness of
mine anger, I will not return to destroy
Ephraim: "^ for I am God, and not man;
the Holy One in the midst of thee : and I
will not enter into the city.

10 They shall walk after the Loud : « he
shall roar like a lion : when he shall roar,
then the children shall tremble * from the
west.

11 They shall tremble as a bird out of
Egypt, " and as a dove out of the land of
Assyria : ^ and I will place them in their
houses, saith the Lord.

12 ^ Ephraim compasseth me about with
lies, and the house of Israel with deceit :
but Judah yet ruleth with God, and is faith-
ful II with the saints. u

CHAP. XIL

1 A reproof of Ephraim, Judah, and Jacob. 3 By for-
mer favours he exhorteth to repentance. 7 Ephraim's
sins provoke God.

EPHRAIM =^feedeth on wind, and follow-
eth after the east wind : he daily in-
creaseth lies and desolation; ''and they do
make a covenant with the Assyrians, and
•^oil is carried into Egypt.

2 ''The Lord hath also a controversy
with Judah, and will t punish Jacob ac-
758



Eofore
CHRIiST

about 725.



e Gon. 25.

20.

T Hob. was

a prince, or,

be havfd

himself

PTivcelii.

r Gen. 32.

24, &c.



e Gen. 28.
12, l!l. & 35.
9, 10, 15.



h Exod. 3.

15.

i ch. 14. 1.

Mic. 0. 8.

k Ps. 37. 7.



II Or.

Canaan :

See

Ezek. 16. 3.

1 1'rov. 11. 1.

AmoB 8. 5.

11 Or,

aeceioe.

m Zoch. 11.

Rev. 3. 17.

II Or,
ail my la-
bours suf-
fice me not:
he sb.-ill have
puniskment
of iniquity
in whom is
sin.
t Heb.
which,
a ch. 13. 4.
o Lev. 23.
42, 43.
Noll. 8. 17.
Zech. 14. 16.
p 2 Kings
I7. 13.



t Heb. bg
the hand.
a ch. 5. 1.



r ch. 4. 15.
& 9. 15.
AmoB 4. 4.
&5. 5.
B cli. 8. 11. .
& 10. 1.
t Gen. 28. 5.
Deut 26. 5.
u Gon. 29.



X Eiod. 12.
50, 51. &
13. 3.
Ps. 77. 20.
bai. 63. 11.
Mic. 6. 4.

y 2 Kings
17. 11,-18.
t-Hcb. with
bitternesses.
t Heb.
bloods :
Sec Ezek.
IS. 13. Sc
24. 7, ri.
z Dan. 11.
18.

a Deut. 28.
37.



about 725.

a 2Kin(r8
17. 16, 18.
ch. 11. 2.



t Heb.

they add to

sin.

b ch. 2. 8.

& 8. 4.



II Or. the
sacrifices
of wen.
c 1 Kings
19. 18.
d ch. 6. 4.



e Dan. 3. 35.



Borore
CHRIST
about 725.



A reproof of Ephraim, JudaJi, and Jacob. CHAP. XIV.

cording to his ways ; according to his do-
ings will he recompense him.

3 1 He took his brother « by the heel in
the womb, and by his sjtrength he f'^had
power with God :

4 Yea, he had power over the angel, and
prevailed : he wept, and made supplication
unto him : he found him in & Beth-el, and
there he spake with us ;

5 Even the Lord God of hosts ; the
Lord is his ''memorial.

6 ' Therefore, turn thou to thy God :
keep mercy and judgment, and ^ wait on thy
God continually.

7 1 iiTe is II a merchant, ' the balances of
deceit are in his hand: he loveth to || op-
press.

8 And Ephraim said, " Yet I am become
rich, I have found me out substance : || in
all my labours they shall find none iniquity
in me fthat were sin.

9 And " I that am the Lord thy God from
the land of Egypt °will yet make thee to
dwell in tabernacles, as in the days of the
solemn feasts.

10 p I have also spoken by the prophets,
and I have multiplied visions, and used simi-
litudes, fby the ministry of the prophets.

11 i/s there iniquity in Gilead? surely
they are vanity : they sacrifice bullocks in
■■ Gilgal ; yea, * their altars are as heaps in
the furrows of the fields.

12 And Jacob 'fled into the country of
Syria, and Israel " served for* a wife, and
for a wife he kept sheep.

13 *And by a prophet the Lord brought
Israel out of Egypt, and by a prophet was
he preserved.

14 y Ephraim provoked him to anger fniost
bitterly : therefore shall he leave his fblood
upon him, ^and his * reproach shall his Lord
return unto him.

f CHAP. xm.

1 Ephraim^s glory, by reason of idolatry, vanisheth. 5
God's anger for their unkindness. 9 A promise of
God's mercy. 15 A judgment for rebellion.

WHEN Ephraim spake trembRng, he
exalted himself in Israel ; but »when
he oflended in Baal, he died. *

2 And now f they sin more and more,
and ''have made them molten images of
their silver, and, idols according to their
own understanding, alt of it the work of
the craftsmen : they say of them. Let || the
men that sacrifice "kiss the calves.

3 Therefore they shall be ''as the morning
cloud, and as the early dew that passeth
away, ''as the chaff that is driven with the
whirlwind out of the floor, and as the smoke
out of the chimney.



risai.43.11.
ch. 12.9.

flsai. 43.
1. & 45. 21.
Ii Deut. a. 7.
& 32. 10.
i Dout. 8.
15. & 32. 10>
t Heb.
droughts.
k Deut. 8.
12, 14. & 32.
15.
I ch. 8. 14.



m Lam. 3.

10.

ch. .5. 14.

n Jcr. 5. 6.



o 2 Sain.l7.

8.

Prov. 17. 12.



t Heb.
the beast of
the field.
p Prov. 6.

ch! 14. 1.
Mai. 1. 9.
q vcr. 4.
f Heb.
in thy help.
II Rather,
Where is
thy kingi
KingHoBhea
being then
in prison.
2 Kinga 17.

r' Deut. 32.

38

ch. 10. 3.

ver. 4.

B 1 Sam. 8.

5, 19.

t 1 Saro. 8.

7. & 10. 19.

& 15. 22, 23.

&16.1.

ch. 10. 3.

u Deut. 32.

34.

Job 14. 17.

X Isai. 13.

8.

Jer. 3D. 6.

y Prov. 22.

3.

7. 2 Kings

19. 3.

t Heb.

a time.

a Inai. 25. 8.

Ezek. 37.12.

T Heb.

the hand.

b 1 Cor. 15.

54,55.

c Jer. IS. 6.

Rom. n. 29.

d See

Gen. 41. 52.

& 48. 19.

e Jer. 4. 11.

Ezek. 17.

10. & 19.

12.

ch. 4. 19.



T Heb.

vessels of
desire.
Nah. 2. 9.
II Fulfilled,
about 721.
2 Kings 17.
6.

f 2 Kings
18. 12.
c 2 Kings
8. 12. &
15. 16.
Isai. 13. 16.
ch. 10. 14,
1.5.

Amos 1. 13.
Nah. 3. 10.



about 725.
a ch. 12. 6.
Joel 2. 13.
b ch. 13. 9.



II Or,

gire good,

c Hebr. 13.

l.'i.

A Jer. 31.

18, See.

ch. .■;. 13.

& 12. 1.

e Deut. 17.

Ifi.

Ps. 33. 17.

Isai. 39, 2,

16. & 3].].

fdi. 2. 17.

ver. 8.



God's anger for their unkindness.

4 Yet *■ I am the Lord thy God from the
land of Egypt, and thou shall know no God
but me : for s there is no saviour beside me.

5 IT "I did know thee in the wilderness,
' in the land of t great drought.

6 ''According to their pasture, so were
they filled; they were filled, and their heart
was exalted : therefore ' have they forgotten
me.

7 Therefore ■" I will be unto them as a
lion : as " a leopard by the way will I ob-
serve them.

8 I will meet them "as a bear that is be-
reaved of her whelps, and will rend the caul
of their heart, and there will I devour them
like a lion : fthe wild beast shall tear them.

QUO Israel, Pthou hast destroyed thyself;
ibut in me "fis thine help.

10 II I will be thy king: ''where is any
other that may save thee in all thy cities?
and thy judges of whom ^ thou saidst, Give
me a king and princes ?

11 'I gave thee a king in mine anger,
and took him away in my wrath.

12 " The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up ;
his sin is hid.

13 * The sorrows of a travailing woman
shall come upon him : he is y an unwise son ;
for he should not ^stay flong in the place of
the breaking forth of children.

14*1 will ransom them from f the pov/er
of the grave ; I will redeem them from
death : '' O death, I will be thy plagues,

grave, I will be thy destruction : •= repent-
ance shall be hid from mine eyes.

15 1[Though''he be fruitful among his bre-
thren, = an east wind shall come, the wind
of the Lord shall come up from the wilder-
ness, and his spring shall become dry, and
his fountain shall be dried up : he shall spoil
the treasure of all f pleasant vessels.

16 II Samaria shall become desolate; '"for
she hath rebelled against her God: ^they
shall fall by the sword : their infants shall be
dashed in pieces, and their women with child
shall be ripped up.

CHAP. XIV.

1 An exhortation to repentance. 4 A promise of God's

blessing.

ISRAEL, "return unto the Lord thy
God; ''for thou hast fallen by thine
iniquity.

2 Take with you words, and turn to llie
Lord : say unto him. Take away all ini-
quity, and II receive us graciously : so will
we render the " calves of our lips.

3 ''Asshur shall not save us; /we will
not ride upon horses : *" neither will wc say
any more to the work of our hands, Ye

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A promise

are our gods : e for in thee the fatherless
findeth mercy.

4 II I will heal '' their backsliding, I will
love them ' freely : for mine anger is turned
away from him.

5 I will be as ^ the dew unto Israel : he
shall II grow as the lily, and f cast forth his
roots as Lebanon.

6 His branches t shall spread, and • his
beauty shall be as the olive-tree, and ™ his
smell as Lebanon.

7 "They that dwell under his shadow



JOEL.



Before


Before


CHRIST


CHRIST


about 725.


about 725.


g Ps. 10. 14.

&68. 5.


blossom.


h Jer. 5. 6.


II Or,


& 14. 7.




ch. 11. 7.




i Ephos. 1. 6.


p Jer. 31.




18.


k Job 29.




19.


q James 1.


Prov. 19. 12.


17.


blossom.


r Pa. 107.


43.


tHeb.


Jer. 9. 12.


strike.


. Dan. 12. 10.


t Hcb.


John B. 47.


shall ffo.


& 18. 37.


1 Ps. 52. 8.


B Prov. 10.


& 128. 3.


29.


m Gen. 27.


Luke 2. 34.


27.


2 Cor. 2. 10.


Ci.nl. 4. 11.


•1 Pet. 2. 7.


n I's. 91. 1.


8.



of God's blessing.

shall return ; they shall revive as the corn,
and II grow as the vine : the || scent thereof
shall be as the wine of Lebanon.

8 Ephraim shall say, "What have I to do
any more with idols ? p I have heard him,
and obseiTed him : I am like a green fir-
tree. 1 From me is thy fruit found.

9 ■■ Who is wise, and he shall understand
these things ? prudent, and he shall know
them ? for = the ways of the Lord are right,
and the just shall walk in them : but the
transgressors shall fall therein.



JOEL.



CHAP. L

1 Joel, declaring sundry judgments of God, exhortetTi to
observe them, 8 and to mourn. 14 He prescribeth a
fast for complaint.

THE word of the Lord . that came to
Joel the son of Pethuel.

2 Hear this, ye old men, and give ear, all
ye inhabitants of the land. "Hath this been
in your days, or even in the days of your
fathers ?

3 '' Tell ye your children of it, and let
your children tell their children, and their
children another generation.

4 ■= t That which the palmer-worm hath
left hath the locust eaten ; and that which
the locust hath left hath the canker-worm
eaten ; and that which the canker-worm hath
left hath the caterpillar eaten.

5 Awake, ye drunkards, and weep ; and
howl, all ye drinkers of wine, because of
the ncAv wine ; "^ for it is cut off from your
mouth.

6 For ^a nation is come up upon my
land, strong, and without number, ^whose
teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath
the cheek teeth of a great lion.

7 He hath fflaid my vine waste, and
t barked my fig-tree: he hath made it clean



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