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bare, and cast it away ; the branches thereof
are made white.

8 U'' Lament like a virgin girded with
sackcloth for ' the husband of her youth.

9 ^ The meat-offering and the drink-offer-
ing is cut oflf from the house of the Lord ;
the priests, the Lord's ministers, mourn.

10 The field is wasted, 'ihe land mourn-
eth; for the corn is wasted: ""the new wine
is II dried up, the oil languisheth.

11 "Be ye ashamed, O ye husbandmen;



Before


Before


CHRIST


CHRIST


about 800.


about 800.




ver. 10.


a ch. 2. 2.


p Isai. 24.




11.




Jer. 48. 33.




See




Ps. 4. 7.




Isai. 9. 3.




g ver. 8.
Jer. 4. 8.


b Pb. 78. 4.




r ver. 9.


c Deut. 28.




38.




ch. 2. 25.


B 2 Chron.


t Heb.


20. 3, 4.


The residue


cb. 2. 15. 16.


of the


t Lev. 23.


palmer-


36.


worm.


11 O'v
day of re-






straint.




a 2 Chron.




20. 13.




X Jer. 30. 7.




y Isai. 13.




6, 9.




cli. 2. 1.


i Isai. 32.




10.




e So


z See


Prov. 30. 25,


Jlout. 12.


2fi, 27.


6, 7. & 16.


ch.2.2,11,


11. 14, 15.


25.


t Ueb.


f Kev. 9. 8.


grains.


S hm. 5. 6.




t Hcb.


a Hoi. 4. 3.


laid miifis-




Ireefor a




barking.




h laai. 22.




12.




i Prov. 2.


b Ps. 50. 15.


17.


c Jer. !). 10.


Jer. 3. 4.


ch. 2. 3.


k vor. J3.


II Or,


ch. 2. 14.


habitations.


1 Jer. 12. 11.
&L 14. 2.


d Job 38. 41.


m Isai. 34.

7^


Ps. 104. 21.
& 145. 1,5.


vor. 12.
II Or,


e 1 Kings
17. 7. &
18.5.


ashamed.


n Jor. 14.




3, 4.





howl, O ye vine-dressers, for the wheat and
for the barley ; because the harvest of the
field is perished.

12 "The vine is dried up, and the fig-tree

languisheth; the pomegranate-trefe,the-palm-

also, and the apple-tree, even all the

trees of the field, are withered : because

joy is withered away from the sons of

men.

13 1 Gird yourselves, and lament, ye priests:
howl, ye ministers of the altar : come, lie all
night in sackcloth, ye ministers of my God :
for ' the meat-offering and the drink-oflfering
is withholden from the house of your God.

14 IF = Sanctify ye a fast, call ' a || solemn
assembly, gather the elders and "all the in-
habitants of the land into the house of the
Lord your God, and cry unto the Lord,

15 ^ Alas for the day ! for y the day of the
Lord is at hand, and as a destruction from
the Almighty shall it come.

16 Is not the -meat cut off" before our
eyes, yea, ^joy and gladness from the house
of our God ?

17 The t seed is rotten under their clods,
the garfiers are laid desolate, the barns are
broken down ; for the corn is withered.
• 18 How do "^the beasts groan ! the herds
of cattle are perplexed, because they have
no pasture ; yea, the flocks of sheep are made
desolate.

• 19 O Lord, ^ to thee will I cry : for •= the
fire hath devoured the || pastures of the
wilderness, and the flame hath burned all
the trees of the field.

20 The beasts of the field ^ cry also unto
thee : for « the rivers of waters are dried up,
and the fire hath devoured the pastures of
the wilderness.

760



The terribleness of GodPs judgment.
CHAP. II.

1 He sheweth unto Zion the terribleness of God's judg-
ment. 12 He exhorteth to repentance, 15 prescribeth
a fast, 18 promiseth a blessing thereon. 21 He
comforteth Zion with present, 28 and future blessings.

BLOW =-ye the [j trumpet in Zion, and
''sound an alarm in my holy mountain :
let all the inhabitants of the land tremble :
for "the day of the Lord cometh, for it is
nigh at hand ;

2 <'A day of darkness and of gloominess,
a day of- clouds and of thick darkness, as
the morning spread upon the mountains :
•^ a great people and a strong; •" there hath
not been ever the like, neither shall be any
more after it, even to the years . t of many
generations.

3 ?A fire devoureth before them ; and be-
hind them a flame burneth : the land is as
•"the garden of Eden before them, 'and be-
hind them a desolate wilderness ; yea, and
nothing shall escape them.

4 ''The appearance of them is as the ap-
pearance of horses; and as horsemen so
shall they run.

5 'Like the noise of chariots on the tops of
mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a
flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, ■" as
a strong people set in battle-array.

6 Before their face the people shall be
much pained : "all faces shall gather f black-
ness.

7 They shall run like mighty men ; they
shall climb the wall like men of war ; and
they shall march every one on his ways, and
they shall not break their ranks :

8 Neither shall one thrust another ; they
shall walk every one in his path : and when
they fall upon the || s^ord, they shall not be
wounded.

9 They shall run to and fro in the city ;
they shall run upon the wall, they shall
climb up upon the houses ; they shall ° enter
in at the windows flike a thief.

10 iThe earth shall quake before them;
the heavens shall tremble : 'the sun and
tbe moon shall be dark, and the stars shall
withdraw their shining :

11 ^And the Lord shall utter his voice
before *his army : for his camp is very great :
"for Ae is strong that executeth his word:
for the ''day of the Lord is great and very
terrible ; and y who can abide it ?

12 IT Therefore also now, saiththe Lord,
^Turn ye even to me with all. your heart,
and with fasting, and with weeping, and
with mourning :

13 And "rend your heart, and not ''your
garments, and turn unto the Lord your
God: for he is * gracious and merciful, slow

96



CHAP. II.



.nofore


Before


CHRIST


CHRIST


about 800.


about 800.
d Joah. 14.






12.




2 Sam. 12.




22.




2 Kings 19.
Amoa 5. 15.




a Jor. 4. 5.


Jonah 3. 9.


vor. 15.


Zeph. 2. 3.


11 Or,


e laai. 05. 8.


conint.


Hag. 2. 19.


b Numb. 10.


f ch. 1. 9, 13.


5.U.


S Numb. 10.
ver. 1.


c oh. 1. 15.


Obait. 15.


h ch. 1. 14.


Zoph. 1. M,


i Exod. 19.


15.


10, 22.




kch.l. 14.


d Amos 5.


1 2 Chron.


18, 20.


30. 13.




jji 1 Cor. 7.

5.


ver. 5. 11,




25.




oil. l.fi.
f Exod. 10.


n Ezek. 8.


14


16.


t Heb.
of genera-
tion and ffe-
neratioa.


Matt. 23. 35.
o Exod. 32.
11. 12.
Deut. 9. 26.


g^oh.1.19.


— 29.
II Or. use


a by-word




against




them.


h Gon. 2. 8.
& 13. 10.


p Pa. 42. 10.
&79.10.&


Isai. 51. 3.


JJ?- ?■ ,„


iZcoh.7.


Mic. 7. 10.
q Zech. 1.




14. & 8. 2.




r Deut. 32.


k Rev. 9. 7.


36.
lBai.60.10.




a See




ch. 1. 10.


1 Rev. 9. 9.


Mai. 3. 10.
11. 12.


m vcr. 2.


t See Exod.




10. 19.




u Jer. 1. 14.


n JoJ. 8. 21.




Lam. 4. 8.


X Ezok. 47.


Nnh. 2. 10.


'8-


t FUb.


Zech. 14. 8.


pot.


y Dout. 11.




t Hoh,




kf! kat/i-mag-




nificd to do.




z ch. 1. 18, ■




20.




a Zech. 8.




12.


II Or.


See ch. 1.19.


dart.






b Isai. 41.




18. & 61. 10.


a Jer. 9. 21.


Hab. 3. 18.
Zech. 10. 7.
1! Or.
a teacher of


p John 10. 1.




rightcoua-


q Ps. 18. 7.


V^SS:




t Heb.


r iKii. 13.


according to


'"• ™


righteous-


Ezek. 32. 7.


ness.


vcr. 3).


c Lev. 26. 4.
Deut. 11. 14.


rh. 3. 1.5.


Malt. 24. 29.


& 28. 12.




d Jam. 5. 7.


s Jer. 2.5. 30.




ch. 3. 16.




Amoa 1. 2.




t ver. 25.


c ch. 1. 4.


n Jer. .50. 34.




Rev. 18. 8.




X Jer. 30. 7.




Amo3 5. 18.


f ver. IL


Zcpli. 1.15.
y Numb. 24.


p Lpv.26.5.
Pa. 23 26.


Mai. 3. 2.


See




Lev. 26. 26.




Mic. 6. 14.


z Jer. 4. 1.




Ho9. 12. 6.




& f4. 1.




a Pa. 34. 18.




& 51. 17.


h ch. 3. 17.


b Gen. 37.


i Lev. 26.


34.


11, 12.


2 Sam. 1.11.


Ezek. 37.


Job 1. 20.


26. 27, 28.


c Exod. 34.


k Is.ni. 45. 5,


n.


21, S-J.


Pa. 80. 5. 1.5.


Ezcli. 3i».


Jonuli 4. 2.


22 28



Joel prescribeth a fast.

to anger, and of great kindness, and repent-
eth him of the evil.

14 •'Who knoweth if he will return and
repent, and leave "a blessing behind him;
even '"a meat-offering and a drink-off'ering
unto the Lord your God ?

15 IT e Blow the trumpet in Zion, ■'sanc-
tify a fast, call a solemn assembly :

16 Gather the people, 'sanctify the con-
gregation, ''assemble the elders, 'gather the
children, and those that suck the breasts:
■"let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber,
and the bride out of her closet.

17 Let the priests, the ministers of the
Lord, weep "between the porch and the
altar, and let them say, "Spare thy people,
O Lord, and give not thine heritage to re-
proach, that the heathen should || rule over
them: p wherefore should they say among
the people. Where is their God ?

18 UThen will the Lord ibe jealous for
his land, ""and pity his people.

19 Yea, the Lord will answer and say
unto his people, Behold, I will send you
= corn, and wine, and oil, and ye shall be
satisfied therewith : andl will no more make
you a reproach among the heathen :

20 But 'I will remove far off" from you
"the northern army, and will drive him into
a land barren and desolate, with his face
"toward the east sea, and his hinder part
y toward the utmost sea; and his stink shall
come up, arid his ill savour shall come up,
because t he hath done great things.

21 ITFear not, O land; be glad and re-
joice : for the Lord will do great things.

22 Be not afraid, ^ye beasts of the field :
for " the pastures of the wilderness do spring,
for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig-tree and
the vine do yield their strength.

23 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and
''rejoice in the Lord your God : for he hath
given you || the former rain t moderately, and
he "will cause to come down for you ''the
rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in
the first month.

24 And the floors shall be full of wheat,
and the fats shall overflow with wine and oil.

25 And I will restore to you the years
"that the locust hath eaten, the canker-worm,
and the caterpillar, and the palmer-worm,
""my great army which I sent among you.

26 And ye shall seat in plenty, and be
satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord
your God, that hath dealt wondrously with
you : and my people shall never be ashamed.

27 ''And ye shall know that I om 'in the
midst of Israel, and that ''I am the Lord
your God, and none else: and my people ,
shall never be ashamed. ^

761



A



CHAP. III.

1 God's judgments against the e7iemies of his people. 9
God will be known in his judg7nent. 18 His blessing
upon the church.

FOR behold, ''in -those days, and in that
time, when I shall bring again the cap-
tivity of Judah and Jerusalem,

2 ** I will also gather all nations, and will
bring them down into ''the valley of Jehosha-
phat, and ^ will plead with them there for my
people and for my heritage Israel, whom
they have scattered among the nations, and
parted my land.

3 And they have ^ cast lots for my people ;
and have given a boy for a harlot, and sold
a girl for wine, that they might drink.

4 Yea, and what have ye to do with me,
'"O Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts of
Palestine ? swill ye render me a recompense ?
and if ye recompense me, swiftly and speedi-
ly will I return your recompense upon your
own head;

5 Because ye have taken my silver and
my gold, and have carried into your temples
my goodly f pleasant things.

6 The children also of Judah and the
children of Jerusalem have ye sold unto
tthe Grecians, that ye might remove them
far from their border.

7 Uehold, ''I will raise them out of the
place whither ye have sold them, and will
return your recompense upon your own
head :

8 And I will sell. your sons and your



Before
CHRIST
about 800.



God's judgments against Israel's enemies. JOEL.

28 IT' And it shall come to pass afterward,
that I "will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh ;
"and your sons and "your daughters shall
prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams,
your young men shall see visions :

29 And also upon Pthe servants and upon
the handmaids in those days will I pour out
my Spirit.

30 And il will shew wonders in the hea-
vens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and
pillars of smoke.

31 'The sun shall be turned into darkness,
and the moon into blood, " before the great
and the terrible day of the Lord come.

' 32 And it shall come to pass, fAa? 'who-
soever shall call on the name of the Lord
shall be delivered: for "in mount Zion and
in Jerusalem shall be. deliverance, as the
Lord hath said, and in ''the remnant whom
the Lord shall call.



I Isai. 44. X

Ezek.39.29.

ActB 2. 17.

m Zech. 13.

10.

John 7. 39.

n Isai. 54.

13.

o Acf«21.9.

p 1 Cor. 12.

13.

Gal. 3. 28.

Col. 3. 11.

a Matt. 24.

Mkrk 13. 24.
Luke 21. 11,
25.



r vcr. 10.
Isai. 13. 9,
10.

ch. 3. 1,].').
Matt. 24. 29.
Mark 13. 24.
Luke 21. 25.
Rev. 6. 12.
s Mai. 4. 5.
t Rom. 10.
13.

u Isal. 46.
13. & 59. 20.
Obad. 17.
Kom. 11. 26.
X Isai. 11.
11, 16.
Jer. 31. 7.
Mic. 4.7. &
5. 3. 7, 8.
Rom. 9. 27.
& IL 5, 7.



a Jer. 30. 3.
Ezck.38.14.



b Zcch. 14.
2, 3, 4.
c 2Chron.
20. 26.
ver. 12.
d Isai. 66. 16.
Ezek.38.22.



c Obad. 11.
Nail. 3. 10.



f Amoa 1.
6,9.



; Ezek. 25.
[5, 16, 17.



t Heb.
desirable :
Dan. 11. 38.



t Heb.
the sovs of
the Gre-
cians.

h Isai. 43. 5,
6. & 4D. 12.
Jer. 23. 8.



Before
CHRIST
about 800.



i Ezek. 23.

42.

k Jer. 6. 20.



I See Isai. 8.
9, 10.

Jor.46.3,4.
Ezek. 38. 7.
t Hob.
sajictify.



m See
Isai. 2. 4.
Mic. 4. 3.
II Or,
scvthes.
n Zecli. 12.
8.
o ver. 2.



II Or,
the Lord
shall bring
down.

pPb.103.20.
Isai. 13. 3.
q ver. 2.



r Ps. 96. 13.
& 98. 9. &
110. 6.
Isai. 2. 4.
& 3. 13.
Mic. 4. 3.
s MatU 13.
39.

Rev. 14. 15,
16.

t Jer. 51. 33.
Hos. 6. 11.
u Isai. 63. 3.
Lam. 1. 15.
Rev. 14. 19,
20.

X ver. 2.
II Or,
concision,
or, thresh-
ing.

y ch. 2. 1.
z ch. 2. 10,
31.



a Jer. 25.

30.

ch. 2. 11.-

AmoB 1. 2.

b Ha^. 2. 6.

c Isai. 51. 5,

6.

t Heb.

place of

repair, or,

harbour.

dch.2.27.

e Dan. 11.
45.

Obad. 16.
Zorh. 8. 3.
t Heb.
nolincss.
risai. 35. 8.
& 53. 1.
Nah. 1. 15.
Zech. 14.21.
Rev. 21. 27.

e Amoa 9.



h Isai. 30. 25.
t Heb. go.
i Fs. 46. 4.
Ezek. 47. 1.
Zech. 14. 8.
Rev. 22. 1.
k Numb. 25.
1.

I Isai. 19. 1,
tc.

m Jer. rf9.

17.

Ezek. 25. 12,

13.

AmoB 1. 11.

Obad. 10.

II Or,
abide.

n AmoB 9.
15.

o Isai. 4. 4.
p Ezek. 48.
35.

ver. 17.
Rev. 21. 3.
II Or,
fiHCjt I the
Lord that
dinrUeth in
Zion.



His blessing upon the church.

daughters mto the hand of the children of
Judah, and they shall sell them to the ' Sa-
beans, to a people ''far off: for the Lord
hath spoken it.

9 IT 'Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles ;
t Prepare vi'ar, wake up the mighty men, let
all the men of war draw near; let them come
up:

10 ""Beat your plough-shares into swords,
and your || pruning-hooks into spears: "let
the weak say, I am strong.

11 "Assemble yourselves, and come, all
ye heathen, and gather yourselves together
round about : thither |1 cause p thy mighty
ones to come down, O Lord.

12 Let the heathen be wakened, "5 and
come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat : for
there will I sit to "^judge all the heathen
round about.

13 *Put ye in the sickle, for *the harvest
is ripe : come, get you down ; for the "press
is full, the fats overflow ; for their wicked-
ness is great.

14 Multitudes, multitudes in *the valley
of II decision: for ^the day of the Lord is
near in the valley of decision.

15 The ^sun and the moon shall be
darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their
shining.

16 The Lord also shall ''roar out of Zion,
and utter his voice from Jerusalem ; and •> the
heavens and the earth shall shake: "but the
Lord will he the fhope of his people, and
the strength of the children of Israel.

17 So •'shafl ye know that I am the Lord
your God dwelling in Zion «my holy moun-
tain: then shaU Jerusalem be fholy, and
there shall ^ no strangers pass through her
any more.

18 IFAnd it shall come to pass in that
day, that the mountains shall edrop down
new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk,
•■and all the rivers of Judah shall t flow with
waters, and 'a fountain shall come forth of
the house of the Lord, and shaU water ''the
valley of Shittim.

1 9 ' Egypt shall be a desolation, and ■" Edom
shall be a desolate wilderness, for the vio-
lence against the children of Judah, because
they have shed innocent blood in their land.

20 But Jadah shall |[ dwell "for ever, and
Jerusalem from generation to generation.

21 For I wiU ° cleanse their blood that I
have not cleansed : p || for the Lord dwelleth
in Zion.

762



AMOS..



CHAP. I.

I Amos sheweth God's judgment upon Syria, 6 upon
the Philistines, 9 upon Tyrus, 1 1 upon Edom, 13 upon
Amman.

THE words of Amos, " who was among
the herdmen of '•Tekoa, which he saw
concerning Israel "in the daysof Uzziah king
of Judah, and in the days of "^ Jeroboam the
son of Joash king of Israel, two years before
the " earthquake.

2 And he said, The Lord will ""roar
from Zion, and utter his voice from Jeru-
salem ; and the habitations of the shepherds
shall mourn, and the top of eCarrael shall
wither.

3 Thus saith the Lord ; For three trans-
gressions of ''Damascus, ||and for four, I
will not II turn away the punishment thereof;
'because they have threshed Gilead with
threshing instruments of iron :

4 ^ But I will send a fire into the house
of Hazael, which shall devouf the palaces
of Ben-hadad.

5 I will break also the • bar of Damascus,
and cut off the inhabitant from || the plain
of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre
from II the house of Eden : .and ■" the people
of Syria shall go into captivity "unto Kir,
saith the Lord.

6 IT Thus saith the Lord ; For three trans-
gressions of ° Gaza, and for four, I will not
turn away the punishment thereof: because
they II carried away captive the whole capti-
vity, Pto deliver them up to Edom:

7 iButI will send a fire on the wall of
Gaza, which shall devour the palaces thereof:

8 And I will cut off the inhabitant 'from
Ashdod, and him that holdeth the sceptre
from Ashkelon, and I will 'turn mine hand
against Ekron : and *the remnant of the
Phihstines shall perish, saith the Lord God.

9 H Thus saith the Lord; For three trans-
gressions of " Tyrus, and for four, I will not
turn away the punishment thereof: "because
they delivered up the whole captivity to
Edom, and remembered not fthe brotherly
covenant :

10 yBut 1 will send a fire on the wall of
Tyrus, which shall devour the palaces there-
of.

11 IT Thus saith the Lord; For three
transgressions of ^Edom, and for four, I
will not turn away the punishment thereof :
because he did pursue "his brother •'with
the sword, and f did cast off all pity, "= and



Bofore
CHRIST

787.



n cli. 7. 14.

b 2 Sam. 14.

2.

2Chron. 20.

20.

c Hos. 1. 1.

il ch. 7. 10.



Zech. 14.

5.

f Jer. 25. 30.

Joel 3. 16.



g 1 Sam. 25.
Isai. 33. 9.



h Isai. 8. 4.
& 17. 1.
Jer. 49. 23.
Zooh. 9. 1.
II Or, yea,
for four.

11 Or,

convert it,
or, let it be
quiet ;
and BO
ver. I), &c.

12 Kings 10.
33. & 13. 7.
k Jer. 17.27.
& 49. 27.
yer. 7, 10,
12.

ch. 2. 2, .■;.

1 Jer. 51. 30.
Lam. 2. 9.

11 Or,
BikaUt-
aven.
II Or,

Jletk-eden.
m Fulfilled,

2 Kings IC.
9.

D ch. g. 7.



o 2 Chron.
28. 18.
Isai. 14. 29.
Jer. 47. 4, 5.
Ezek. 25. 15.
Zeph. 2. 4.

earned tltem
away vjit/t
an entire
captivity.
2 Chron. 21.
16, 17.
Joel 3. 6.
p ver.* 9.
q Jer. 47. 1.
r Zeph. 2. 4.
Zech. 9.5,6.

s Fs. 81. 14.
t Jer. 47. 4.
Ezek. 25. 16.
u Isai. 23. 1.
Jer. 47. 4.
Ezek. 26, Sl

27, & 28.
Joel3. 4, 5.
X ver. 6.

t Heb. the
covenant of
hrpikren,
2Sani. .■). II.
1 Kings 5. 1.
i 9. 11,— 14.
y ver. 4, 7,
&c.

z Isai. 21.
11. & in. 5.
Jer. 49. 8,
&c.

Ezek. 25. 12,
13, 14. &
35. 2, &c.
Joel 3. 19.
Chad. 1, Jce.
Mai. 1. 4.
a Gen. 27.
41.

Deut. 23. 7.
Mai. i. 2.
b 2 Chron.

28. 17.
t Heb.
corrupted
his compas-
sions,

c Ezok. 35
5



Before
CHRIST

787.



d Obad. 9,
10.



e Jer. 49. 1,

2.

Ezok. 25. 2.

Zeph. 2. 9.

II Or,

divided the

mountains.

f Hoa. 13.

16.

g Jer. 49. 1.



h Deut. 3.

11.

2 Sam, 13.

26.

Jer. 49. 2.

Ezek. 25. 5.

1 ch. 2. 2.

k Jer. 49. 3.



a Isai. 15, &
16.

Jer. 48.
E/ok. 25. 8.
Zeph. 2. 8.
b 2 Kings.
3. 27. •



c Jor. 48.

4i.

d ch. 1. 14.



e Numb. 24.

17.

Jer. 48. 7.



f Lev. 26.
14, 15.
Neh. 1. 7.
Dan. 9. 11.

6lsai.28.15.
Jer. 16. 19.
20.

Rom. 1. 25.
h Ezek. 20.
13. IB, la,
24. 30.
i Jer. 17. 27.
Hoa. 8. 14.



k Isai. 29.

21.

ch. 8. 6.

I Isai. 10. 2.
ch. .5. 12.

m Ezek. 22.
11.

II Or,

young wo-
man.

n Lev. 20. 3.
Ezek. 36. 20.
Kom. 2. 24.

Exod. 22.
26.

p Ezek. 23.
41.

1 Cor. 8. 10.
& 10. 21.

h-asha^
fined, ox,
mulcted.



his anger djd tear perpetually, and he kept
his wrath for ever :

12 But ^l will send a fire upon Teman,
which shall devour the palaces of Bozrah.

13 II Thus saith the Lord; For three
transgressions of " the children of Ammon,
and for four, I will not turn away the punish-
ment thereof: because they have Unripped
up the women with child, of Gilead, e that
they might enlarge their border :

14 But I will kindle a fire in the wall
of ''Rabbah, and it shall devour the palaces
thereof, 'with Shouting in the day of battle,
with a tempest in the day of the whirlwind :

15 And ■'their king shall go into cap-
tivity, he and his princes together, saith
the Lord.

CHAP. IL

1 God's wrath against Moab, 4 upon Judah, 6 and upon
Israel. 9 God complaineth of their unthankfulness.

THUS saith the Lord ; For three trans-
gressions of "Moab, and for four, I will
not turn away /Ae/jMra's/jmew^hereof, because
he •'burned the bones of the king of Edom
into lime :

2 But I will send a fire upon Moab, and
it shall devour the palaces of "Kirioth : and
Moab shall die with tumult, ''with shout-
ing, anA with the sound of the trumpet:

3 And I will cut off " the judge from the
midst thereof, and will slay all the princes
thereof with him, saith the Lord.

4 IT Thus saith the Lord ; For three trans-
gressions of Judah, and for four, I will not
turn away the punishment thereof: '"because
they have despised the law of the Lord, and
have not kept his commandments, and e their
lies caused them to err, ''after the which their
fathers have walked :

5 'But I will send a fire upon Judah, and
it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem.

6 II Thus saith the Lord ; For three trans-
gressions of Israel, and for four, I will not
turn away the punishment thereof : because
■'they sold the righteous for silver, and the
poor for a pair of shoes ;

7 That pant after the dust of the earth
on the head of the poor, and 'turn aside
the way of the meek : ■" and a man and his
father will go in unto the same || maid, " to
profane my holy name :

8 And they lay themselves down upon
clothes "laid to pledge Pby every altar, and
they drink the wine of || the condemned m
the house 'of their god.

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The necessity of God's judgment.

9 IT Yet destroyed I the lAmorite before
them, 'whose height was like the height
of the. cedars, and he was strong as the oaks;
yet I ^destroyed his fruit from above, and his
roots from beneath.

10 Also *I brought you up from the land
of Egypt, and "led you forty years through
the wilderness, to possess the land of the
Amorite.

11 And I raised up of your sons for pro-
phets, and of your young men for ^Nazarites.
Is it not even thus, O ye children of Israel?
saith the Lord.

12 .But ye gave the Nazarites wine to
drink; and commanded the prophets, ? say-
ing, Prophesy not.

13 ^Behold, ||I am pressed under you, as
' a cart is pressed that is full of sheaves.

14 ^Therefore the flight shall perish from
the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen
his force, ''neither shall the mighty deliver
t himself:

15 Neither shall he stand that handleth
the bow ; and Tie that is swift of foot shall
not deliver himself: "neither shall he that
rideth the horse deliver himself.

16 And he that is f courageous among the
mighty shall flee away naked in that day,
saith the Lord.

A CHAP. m.

1 The necessity of God's judgment against Israel. 9
The publication of it, with the causes thereof.

HEAR this word that the Lord hath
spoken against you, O children of Israel,
against the whole family which I brought up
from the land of Egypt, saying,

2 ''You only have I known of all the



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