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.be drown'ed, as by the flood of Egypt.

6 It is he that buildeth his ||t' stories in
the heaven, and hath founded his || troop in
the earth ; he that ■'calleth for the waters of
the sea, and poureth them out upon the face
of the earth: 'The Lord is his name.

7 Are ye not as children of the Ethiopians
unto me, O children of Israel? saith the
Lord. Have not I brought up Israel out of
the land of Egypt ? and the " Philistines from
"Caphtor, and the Syrians from "Kir?

8 Behold, Pthe eyes of the Lord God are
upon the sinful kingdom, and 1 1 will destroy
it from off" the face of the earth ; saving that
I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob,
saith the Lord.

9 For lo, I will command, and I will f sift
the house of Israel among all nations, like
as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the
least t grain fall upon the earth.

10 All the sinners of my people shall die
by the sword, "^ which say. The evil shall not
overtake nor prevent us.



OBADIAH. The restoring of the tabernacle of David.

■ 11 IF 'In that day will I raise up the taber-
nacle of David that is fallen, and f close up
the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his
ruins, and I will build it as in the days of
old:

12 |That they may possess the remnant of
"Edom, and of all the heathen f which are
called by my name, saith the Lord that
doeth this.

13 Behold, ''the days come, saith the Lord,
that the ploughman shall overtalie the reaper,
and the treader of grapes him that f soweth
seed; ^ and the mountains shall drop || sweet
wine, and all the hills shall melt.

14 yAnd I will bring again the captivity
of my people of Israel, and Hhey shall build
the waste cities, and inhabit them ; and they
shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine
thereof; they shall also make gardens, and
eat the fruit of them.

15 And I will plant them upon their land,
and ^'they shall no more be pulled up out of
their land which I have given them, saith the
Lord thy God.



Before


Before


CHRIST


CHRIST


787.


787.


II Or,
spheres.
t Heb.
ascaisions.
i Pa. 104. 3,
13.
II Or,
bundle.
k cli. 5 8.


s Acts 15.
16. 17.
t Heb.


t Obad. 19.


1 ch. 4. 13


u Numb. 24,
J 8.

t Heb.
upon whom
my name is
ealtcd.




w Lev. 28. 5.


m Jer.47.4.




n Deut 2.

23.

Jer. 47. 4.

cli 1. .5.

p ver. 4

q .lor. 30. 11.

& 31. 35, 30.

Obad. 10, 17.


T Heb.

dro.weLh

forth.

X Jool 3. 18.

II Or,

new wine.

y Jer. 30. 3.


t Heb. cause
lo move.


2 Isai. 61. 4.
& 05. 21.
Ezok. 36.33,
—30.


t Heb. stoTie.




rch.0.3.


a Isai. 60.

21.

Jer. 32. 41.

Ezek. 34.

28.

Joel 3. 20.



OBADIAH.



1 The destruction of Edom, 3 for their pride, 10 and
fur their wrong unto Jacob. 17 The salvation and
victory of Jacob.

THE vision of Obadiah. Thus saith the
Lord God "concerning Edom; ''We
have heard a rumour from the Lord, and an
ambassador is sent among the heathen. Arise
ye, and let us rise up against her in battle.

2 Behold, I have made thee small among
the heathen : thou art greatly despised.

3 IF The pride of thine heart hath deceived
thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts ''of the
rock, whose habitation is high ; ''that saith
in his heart. Who shall bring me down to
the ground?

4 "^Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle,
and though thou ^set thy nest among the
stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith
the Lord.

5 If e thieves came to thee, if robbers by
night, (how art thou cut off"!) would they
not have stolen till they had enough ? if the
grape-gatherers came to thee, ''would they
not leave || some grapes ?

6 How are the things of Esau searched
out! how are his hidden things sought up!

7 All the men of thy confederacy have
brought thee even to the border: t'the men
ttiat were at peace with thee have deceived



Before
CHRIST

about 587.



a hai. 21.
11. & 34. 5.
Ezek. 25. 12,

13, 14.
Joel 3. 19.
MhI. r. .3.
b Jer. 49.

14, &c.



c 2 Kings
14.7.
d Isai. 14.
13, 14. 15.
Rev. 18. 7.



e Job 20. 6.
.ler. 49, 16.
& 51. 53.
Amos 9. 2.
f Hab. 2. 9.



g Jer. 49. 9.



h Deut. 24.
21.

Isai. 17. 6.
& 24. 13.

II, Or,.
gleanings.



t llpb.
the men of

Iky piacr.
I Jer. 3J. 22



Before
CHRIST

about 587.



t Heb.
tbo men of
ihv bread,
k Isai. 19.
11, 12.
II Or, of it.
I Job 5. 12,
13.

Isai. 29. 14.
Jer. 49. 7.
m Ps. 76. 5.
Amos 2. 16.
n Jer. 49. 7.



o Gen. 27.

11.

Pa. 137. 7.

Ezek. 25. 12.

& 35. 5.

Amoa 1. 11.

p Ezek. 35.

Hial. 1. 4.
II Or, ^
canned
away his
substance.

q .loel 3. 3.
Nah. 3. 10.



II Or, ,
do not be'
hold, (S-c.
r Pa. 22. 17.
& 54. 7. i
.59. 10.
Mic. 4.1I.&
7. 10.

E I's. 37. 13.
&K17. 7.
t Job 31.29.
Mic. 7. 8.
Prov. 17. .5.
& 24. 17, 13.
t Heb.
magnified
thy mouth.



thee, and prevailed agamst thee; '\they thai
eat thy bread have laid a wound under thee :
^ there is none understanding || in him.

8 ' Shall I not in that day, saith the Lord,
even destroy the wise meii out of Edom, and
understanding out of the mount of Esau?

9 And thy ""mighty men, O "Teman,
shall be dismayed, to the end that every one
of the mount of Esau may be cut off" by
slaughter.

10 IF For thy "violence against thy brother
Jacob, shame shall cover thee, and Pthou
shalt be cut off" for ever.

11 In the day that thou stoodest on the
other side, in the day that the strangers || car-
ried away captive his forces, and foreigners
entered into his gates, and least lots upon
Jerusalem, even thou wast as one of them.

12 But II thou shouldest not have ■■ looked
on nhe day of thy brother in the day that he
became a stranger ; neither shouldest thou
have 'rejoiced over the children of Judah in
the day of their destruction ; neither should-
est thou have f spoken proudly in the day of
distress.

13 Thou shouldest not have entered into
the gate of my people in the day of their cala-
mity; yea, thou shouldest not have looked on
their aflliction in the day of their calamity,

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•The destruction of Edam.

nor have laid Tiands on their |1 substance in
the day of their calamity ;

14 Neither shouldest thou have stood in
the cross-way, to cut off those of his that did
escape ; neither shouldest thou hsrve || deliver-
ed up those of his that did remain in the day
of distress.

15 "For the day of the Lord is near upon,
all the heathen : ^as thou hast done, it shall
be done unto thee : thy reward shall return
upon thine own head.

16 y For as ye have drunk upon my holy
mountain, so shall all the heathen drink con-
tinually, yea, they shall drink, and they shall
jl swallow down, and they shall be as though
tney had not been.

17 H^But upon mount Zion ''shall be
II deliverance, and [I there shall be holiness ;
and the house of Jacob shall possess their
possessions.



CHAP. L



Derore


Boforo


CHRIST


CHIUST


about 587,


about 585.
b Isai 10.


11 Or.


17.




Zooh. 12. 6.


II Or,




shut up.
Vs. 31.%












12.


u Ezok. 30.


d Zcpli. 2. 7.


Joel 3. 14.




X Ezok. 35.

l.'i.

Hab.2.9.






about .'iS.'i.




y.lGr.a5.28,




iffl. & 49. 12.




Joel 3. 17.




1 Pot. 4. 17.


1 Kin^s
17.9, 1(J.




II Or,


II Or,


shall posBOSB


sup up. '


that which ia




in ScphaTod.
(Jer. 32.44.


z Joel 2. 32.


B 1 Tim. 4.
16.

Jomoi 5. 20.
h Ps. 22. 28.
Dan. 2. 44.


a Anioa 9.8.
II Or,
tlicv thai


II Or, ■
it shall he
holy.
Jool 3. 17.


& 7. 14, 27.


Zech. 14. 9.
Luke 1. 3.1.


Rev. 11. 15.
& 19. 6.



The salvation of Jacob.

18 And the house of Jacob ''shall be a
fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the
house of Esau for stubble, and they shall
kindle in them, and devour them ; and there
shall not be any remaining of the house of
Esau ; for the Lord hath spoken it.

19 And they o/the south •= shall possess the
mount of Esau; ""and they o/the plain the
Philistines : and they shall possess the fields
of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria : and
Benjamin shall possess Gilead.

20 And the captivity of this host of
the children of Israel shall possess that of
the Canaanites, even " unto Zarephath ; and
the captivity of Jerusalem, |1 which is in
Sepharad, '"shall possess the cities of the
south.

21 And s saviours shall come up on mount
Zion to judge the mount of Esau ; and the
■^ kingdom shall be the Lord's



t



JONAH.



CHAP. L

1 Jonah, sent to Nineveh, fleeth to Tarshish. 4 He is
bewrayed ly a tempest, \\ thrown into the sea, 17 and
swallowed by a fish.

NOW the word of the Lord came unto
='. II Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,

2 Arise, go to Nineveh, that ^ great city,
and cry against it ; for "= their wickedness is
come up before me.

3 But Jonah "^ rose up to flee unto Tarshish
from the presence of the Lord, and went
down to =Joppa; and he found a ship going
to Tarshish : so he paid the fare thereof, and
went down into it, to go with them unto
Tarshish *" from the presence of the Lord.

4 IT But s the Lord f sent out a great wind
into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest
in the sea, so that the ship f was like to be
broken.

5 Then the mariners were afraid, and
cried every man unto his. god, and ^ cast forth
the wares that were in the ship into the sea,
to lighten it of them. But Jonah was gone
down 'into the sides of the ship ; and he lay,
and was fast asleep.

6 So the ship-master came to him, and said
unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper ?
arise, ^call upon thy God, 'if so be that God
will think upon us, that >ve perish not.

, 7 And they said every one to his fellow,
Come, and let us ""cast lots, that wc may
know for whose cause this evil is upon us.
So thej cast lots, and the lot fell upon Jonah.
97



Before
CHRIST
about 862.



a 2 Kings
14. 25.
II Called,
Matt. 12. 39,
.fonas.
b Gen. 10.
11, 12
ch. 3. 2, 3.
&4. 11.
c Gen. 18.
20, 21.
Ezra 9. 6.
James 5. 4.
Rev. 18. 5.
d ch. 4. 2.
e Josh. 19.
46.

2 Chron. 2.
16.
Acts 9. 36.

fGen. 4. 16.
Job 1. 12. &

2.7.
Ps. 107.



h"



t Hcb.
cast forth.
t Hob.
thought to
be broheu.



hSo

Acts 27. 13,

19, 38.



1 Sam. 34.



k Ps. 107.

28.

1 Joel 2. 14.



m Josh. 7.
14, 16.
1 Sora. 10.
211, 21. & 14.
4], 42.
Prov, 16. 33.
Acta 1. 26.



Before
CHRIST

about 862.



n Josh. 7.

19.

1 Sam. 14.

43.



II Or. JE-
HOVAH.
o Ps. 146. 0.
Acts 17. 24.



r Hob.
V)ith great
fear



t Hob.
may be silent
from us.
1l Or,
grew "more
and more
tcmpestu-
ou - ^.
t Heb.
went,
p John 11
50.



t Hcb.
digged.
q Prov. 21.
30.



rDeut.21.8.
s Ps. 115. 3.



8 Then said they unto him, "Tell us, we
pray thee, for whose cause this evil is upon
us ; What is thine occupation? and whence
comest thou ? what is thy country? and of
what people art thou?

9 And he said unto them, I am an He-
brew ; and I fear || the Lord, the God of
heaven, "which hath made the sea and the
dry land.

10 Then were the men t exceedingly afraid,
and said unto him. Why hast thou done
this ? For the men knew that he fled from
the presence of the Lord, because he had
told them.

11 H Then said they unto him, What
shall we do unto thee, that the sea f may be '
calm unto us? for the sea ||t wrought, and
was tempestuous.

12 And he said unto them, PTake me up,
and cast me forth into the sea; so shall the
sea be calm unto you : for I know that for my
sake this great tempest is upon you.

13 Nevertheless the men f rowed hard to
bring it to the land ; "ibut they could not: for
the sea wrought, and was tempestuous against
them.

14 Wherefore they cried unto the Lord,
and said. We beseech thee, O Lord, we
beseech thee, let us not perish for this man's
life, and May not upon us innocent blood:
for thou, O Lord, =hast done as it pleased

tllGG

15 So they took up Jonah, and cast him

769



The prayer of Jonah.

forth into the sea : * and the sea t ceased from
her raging.

16 Then the men " feared the Lord ex-
ceedingly, and t offered a sacrifice unto the
Lord, and made vows.

17 1 Now the Lord had prepared a great
fish to /wallow up Jonah. And ^ Jonah was
in the f belly of the fish three days and three
nights.

CHAP. IL

1 The prayer of Jonah. 10 He is delivered from the fish.

THEN Jonah prayed unto the Lord his
God out of the fish's belly,

2 And said, I ^ cried || by reason of mine
afiliction unto the Lord, ''and he heard me ;
out of the belly of |1 hell cried I, and thou
heardest my voice.

3 "=For thou hadst cast me into the deep,
in the f midst of the seas ; and the floods
compassed me about: ""all thy billows and thy
waves passed over me.

4 ^ Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight;
yet I will look again <" toward thy holy tempie.

5 The e waters compassed me about, even
to the soul : the depth closed me round about,
the weeds were wrapped about my head,

6 I went down to the t bottoms of the
mountains; the earth with her bars was
about me for ever : yet hast thou brought
up my life ^ from || corruption, O Lord my
God.

7 When my soul fainted within me I re-
membered the Lord : ' and my prayer came
in unto thee, into thine holy temple.

8 They that observe ''lying vanities, forsake
their own mercy.

9 But I will 'sacrifice unto thee with the
voice of thanksgiving ; I vill pay that that I
have vowed. ■" Salvation is of the Lord.

10 HAnd the Lord spake unto the fish,
and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.

CHAP. m.

1 Jonah, sent again, preacheth to the Ninevites. 5 Upon
their repentance, 10 God repenteth.

AND the word of the Lord came unto
Jonah the second time, saying,

2 Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city,
and preach unto it the preaching that I bid
thee.

3 So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh,
according to the word of the Lord. Now
Nineveh was an f exceeding great city of
three days' journey.

4 And Jonah began to enter into the city
a day's journey, and ''he cried, and said,
Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be over-
thrown.

5 1[ So the people of Nineveh '• beiieved



JONAH.



Before
CHRIST
about 8C2.



I Pa. 89. 9.

Luke 8. 24.
t Heb.
stood.
u Mark 4.
41.

Acts 5. 11.
t Heb.
aacrijiccd a
a sacrifice
unto the
Lord, and
vowed vows.
X Matt. 12.
40. & 16. 4.
Luke 11. 30.
t Heb.
bowels.



a Pb. 120. 1.
&: 130. 1. b.
142. 1.
Lam. 3. 55,

56.

II Or, ,
out. of -mine
ajfliction.
h Pa. 65. 2.
II Or,
tite grave,
Isai. 14. 9.
c Ps. 88. 6.
t Heb.
heart,
il Ps. 42. 7.



f ] Kings
8. 38.

B Pa. 69. 1.
Lam. 3. 54.



t Heb.
cuttings off.



li Ps. 16. 10.

II Or,
tlie pit.



k 2 Kings
)7. 15.
Ps. 3k 6.
Jcr. 10. 8. &
IB. 19.
I Ps. 50. 14,
23. & 116.
17, 18.
Hos, 14. 2.
Hebr. 13. 15.
m Pa! 3. 8.



T Hob.

of God:

So Gen. 30.

8.

Ps. 36. 6. &

80. 10.

a See
Dout. 18. 33.



b Matt. 12.

41.

Luko 11.32



Beroro
CHRIST
about 862.



c Job 2. 8.

d 2 Chron.
20. 3.
Joel 2. 15.
t Heb.
said.
t Heb.
great men.



e Isai. 58. 6.
f Isai. 59. 6.



1^2 Sam. 12.
Joel 2. J4.



h Jcr. 18. 8.
Amos 7. 3,
6.



ach. 1. 3.

b Exod. 34.

(i.

Ps. 86. 5.

Joel 2. 13.



c 1 Kings
39. 4.



II Or,
,^rt thou
greatly
angry 7



II Or,

palmerist.
t Ileb.
Kikajon.



I Heb.
rejoiced with

great joy.



II Or.
silent.



He repineth at God's mercy.-

God, and proclaimed a fast, and put oh sack-
cloth, from the greatest of them even to the
least of them.- •

6 For word came unto the king of Nine-
veh, and he' arose from his throne, and he
laid his robe from him, and covered him with
sackcloth, '^and sat in ashes.

7 •' And he caused it to be proclaimed and
t pubhshed through Nineveh by the decree
of the king and his t nobles, saying, Let
neither man nor beast, herd nor floek, taste
any thing : let them not feed, nor drink
water :

8 But let man and beast be covered with
sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God : yea,
■'let them turn every one from his evil way,
and from '"the violence that is in their
hands.

9 ffWho can tell if God will turn and
repent, and turn away from his fierce anger,
that we perish not ?

10 1I''And God saw their works, that
they turned from their evil way ; and God
repented of the evil that he had said that, he
would do unto them; and he did it not.

CHAP. IV.

1 Jonah, repining at God's mercy, 4 is reproved ly the
type of a gourd.

BUT it displeased Jonah exceedingly,
and he was very angry.
"2 And he prayed unto the Lord, and said,
I pray thee, O Lord, was not this my say-
ing, when I was yet in my country ? There-
fore I ''fled before unto Tarshish : for I knew
that thou art a ''gracious God, and merciful,
slow to anger, and of great kindness, and
repentest thee of the evil.

3 'Therefore now, O Lord, take, I be-
seech thee, my life from me; for '^it is better
for me to die than to live.

4 H Then said the Lord, ]| Doest thou
well to be angry?

5 So Jonah went out of the city, and sat
on the east side of the citj'^, and there made
him a booth, and sat under it in the shadow,
till he might see what would become of the
city.

6 And the Lord God prepared a |1 f gourd,
and made it to come up over Jonah, that it
might be a shadow over his head, to deliver
him from his grief. So Jonah t was exceed-
ing glad of the gourd,

7 But God prepared a worm when (lie
morning rose the next day, and it smote the
gourd that it withered.

8 And it came to pass, when the sun did
arise, that God prepared a || vehement east
wind ; and the sun beat upon the head of
Jonah, »that he fainted, and wished in him-

770



Jonah is reproved

self to die, and said, ^It is better for me to
die than to. live.

9 And'God said to Jonah, l|Doest thou
well to be angry for the gourd ? And he said,
11 1 do well to be angry, even unto death.

10 Then said the Lord, Thou hast ||had
pity on the gourd, for the which thou hast



CHAP. I.



Before


Before


CHRIST


CHRIST


about tm.


about 802.


0^.3.


t Hob.


wna tite son


^ri tftou


&n't


greatly


J am great-


3. 2, 3.


g Dout. I.


fr^r"-





spared.


h Ps. 36. 6.




&. 145. 9.



bi/ the type of a gourd.

not laboured, neither madest it grow; which
t came up in a night, and perished in anight:
1 1 And should not I spare Nineveh, ''that
great city, wherein are more than sixscore
thousand persons s that cannot discern be-
tween their right hand and their left hand,
and also much '' cattle ?



IICAH.



^



CHAP. i.



1 Micah sheweth the wrath of God agaimt 'Jacob for
idolatry. 10 He exhorteth to mourning.

THE word of the Lord that came to
"Micah the Morasthite in the days of
• Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Ju-
dah, •'which he saw concerning Samaria and
Jerusalem. *

2 t Hear, all ye people ; "^hearken, O
earth, and tall that therein is: and let the
Lord God ''be witness against you, the Lord
from « his holy temple.

3 For behold, ^the Lord cometh forth
out of his e place, and will come down, and
tread upon the •'high places of the earth.

4 And 'the mountains shall be molten
under him, and the valleys shall be cleft, as
wax before the fire, and as the waters that
are poured down f a steep place.

5 For the transgression of Jacob is all this,
and for the sins of the house of Israel. What
is the transgression of Jacob? is it not Sa-
maria? and what are the high places of
Judah? are they not Jerusalem ?

6 Therefore, I will make Samaria "as an
heap of the field, and as plantings of a vine
yard : and I will pour down the stones thereof
into the valley, and I will 'discover the foun-
dations thereof.

7 And all the graven images thereof shall
be beaten to pieces, and all the ™ hires thereof
shall be burned with the fire, and all the idols
thereof will I lay desolate : for she gathered
it of the hire ofanharlot, and they shall re-
turn to the hire ofanharlot.

8 Therefore,"! will wail and howl ; » I will
go stripped and naked: pI will make a wail-
ing like the dragons, and mourning as the
fowls.

9 For II her wound is incurable ; for i it is
come unto Judah ; he is come unto the gate
of my people, even to Jerusalem.

10 II 'Declare ye it not at Gath, weep ye
not at all: in the house of || Aphrah n-oll
thyself in the dust.

11 Pass ye away, ||thou f inhabitant of



Before
CHRIST
about 750.



a Jer.26.]8.



b Amos 1. 1.



t Heb.
Hear, ye
people, alt
of litem.
c Deut. 32.
1.

Isai. 1. 2.
t Heb.
me fulness
thereof.
A Ps. 50. 7.
Mnl. 3. 5.
e Ps. n. 4.
.lonah 2. 7.
Hab. 2. 20.
f Isai. 26. 21.
B Pa. m. 3.
K Deut. 32.
13. & 3.1. 29.
Amos 4. 13.
i Juti". 5. 5.
Ps. 9f 5.
Isai. 64. 1,
2.3.

Amos 9. 5.
Hab. 3. 6, 10.
t Heb.
a descent.



k 2 Kings
J9. 25.
cb. 3. 12.



1 Ezek. 13.
14.



m Hos. 2.
5, 12.



n Isai. 21. 3.
& 22.4.
Jer. 4. 19.
o Isai. 20. 2,
3, 4.

p Job 30.29.
Ps. 102. 6.
t Heb.
daughters
o/" the owL

lto.r. .
sbe IS srtev-
onsl]/ sick
of her
wounds,
a 2 Kings

Isai. 8. 7, 8.

r 2 Sam. 1.

20.

II That is,

du.1t.

3 Jer. 6. 26.

II Or, thou

thatdwellest



Before
CHRIST
about 750.



Yfairly.
T Heb.
I inliabitress.



t Isai. 20. 4.
&. 47. 2, 3.
Jer. 13. 22.
Nab. 3. 5.
II Or,

the country
of Racks.
If Or.

aplacenear.
II Or, . ^
ipasgneoed.
u Amos 3. 6.
X 2 Kings
18. 14, 17.



V 2 Sam. 8.

2.

2 Kings 18.

14, 15, 16.

II Or, for.

II That is,

a lie.

z Josh. 15

44.

a Josh. 15.

44.

II Or,

the plorj/ of

Israel shall

come, S,-c.

b 2 Chron.

11. 7.

e Job 1. 20.

Isai. 15. 2. &

22. ]2.

Jer. 7. 29. &

16. 6. & 47.

5. & 48. 37.

d Lam. 4. 5.



about 7.W.
a Hos. 7. 6.
b Ps. 36. 4.



c Gen. 31.

29.

d Isai. 5. 8.



II Or.
defraud.



e Jer. 8. 3.



f Amos S.

13.

Ephes. 5. 16.

g Hab. 2. 6.

h 2 Sam. 1.
17.

t Heb.
with a la'
mentationof
lamenta-
tions.
i ch. 1. 15.
II Or,

instead of
restoring.



Saphir, having thy ' shame naked : the inha-
bitant of ||Zaanan came not forth in the
mourning of || Beth-ezel ; he shall receive of
you his standing.

12 For the inhabitant of Maroth || waited
carefully for good : but " evil came down from
the Lord unto the gate of Jerusalem.

13 O thou inhabitant of "" Lachish, bind
the chariot to the swift beast : she is the be-
ginning of the sin to the daughter of Zion :
for the transgressions of Israel were found
in thee.

14 Therefore shalt thou y giv^ presents ||to
Moresheth-gath : the houses of || ^ Achzib
shall he a lie to the kings of Israel.

15 Yet will I bring an heir unto thee, O
inhabitant of "^ Mareshah : || he shall come
unto •• Adullam the glory of Israel.

16- Make thee <=bald, and poll thee for thy
■' delicate . children ; enlarge thy baldness as
the eagle ; for they are gone into captivity
from the©.

CHAP. IL

1 Against oppression. 4 A lamentation. 7 A reproof
of injustice and idolatry. 12 A promise of restoring
Jacob.

WO to them "that devise iniquity, and
•• work evil upon their beds ! "when the
morning is light, they practise it, because
<= it is in the power of their hand.
■ 2 And they covet ^ fields, and take them by
violence ; and houses, and take them away :
so they || oppress a man and his house, even
a man and his heritage.

3 Therefore thus saith the Lord; Be-
hold, against nhis family do I devise an evil,
from which ye shall not remove your necks ;
neither shall ye go haughtily : ^ for this time
is evil.

4 IT In that day shall one & take up a parable
against you, and ''lament t^ith a doleful
lamentation, and say. We be utterly spoiled :
'he hath changed the portion of my people:
how hath he removed it from me ! || furnmg
away he hath divided our fields.

5 Therefore, thou shalt have none that

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Injustice and idolatry reproved.

shall ''cast a cord by lot in the congregation
of the Lord.

6 lit 'Prophesy ye not, say they to them
that prophesy: they shall not prophesy to
them, that they shall not take shame.

7 ITO thou that art named The house of
Jacob, is the Spirit of the Lord || straitened ?
are these his doings? do not my words do
good to him that walketh f uprightly /

8 Even f of late my people is risen up as
an enemy: ye pull off the robe twith the
garment from them that pass by securely as
men averse from war.

9 The II women of my people have ye
'cast out from their pleasant houses; from
their children have ye taken away my glory
for ever.

10 Arise ye, and depart; for this is not
your ^rest: because it is "polluted, it shall
destroy you, even with a sore destruction.

11 If a man ||° walking in the spirit and
falsehood do lie, saying, I will prophesy unto



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