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thee of wine and of strong drink ; he shall
even be the prophet of this people.

12 Up I will surely assemble, O Jacob, all
of thee ; I will surely gather the remnant
of Israel; I will put them together las the
sheep of BozTrah, as the flock in the midst
of their fold : ' they shall make great noise
by reason of the multitude of men.

13 The breaker is come up before them:
they have broken up, and have passed through
the gate, and are gone out by it; and "their
king shall pass before them, 'and the Lord
on the head of them.



5 The falsehood of the


- 1 The cruelty of the princes.

prophets. 8 The security of the7n both.

AND I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads
of Jacob, and ye princes of the house
of Israel : "^ Is it not for you to know judg-

2 Who hate the good, and love the evil;
who pluck off their skin from ofi" them, and
their flesh from ofi" their bones ;

3 "Who also ''eat the flesh of my people,
and flay their skin from off" them ; and they
break their bones, and chop them in pieces,
as for the pot, and •= as flesh within the cal-

4 Then ^ shall they cry unto the Lord,
but he will not hear them : he will even hide
his face from them at that time, as they have
behaved themselves ill in their doings.

5 IT Thus saith the Lord ^concerning the
prophets that make my people err, that ''bite
with their teeth, an5 cry. Peace ; and &he
that putteth not into their mouths, they even
prepare war against him :


about 730.

k Deut 32.
8, 9.
II Or,
not as tkeu

Drop, "tc.
Ezek. 21. 2.
Amos 2. 12.
& 7. 16.
II Or,

t Heb.
t Hcb.
t Heb. over
against a

I Or, wives.

m Deut. 12.

n Lev. 18.
Jer. 3. 2.
II Or, . ^
watx wtth
the wind,
and lie
o Ezek. 13.

p ch. 4. 6. 7.

q Jer. 31.10.

r Ezek. 36.

s Hoa. 3. 5.
t Isai. 52. 13.

a Jer 5 4,

Ezek. 11.
3, 7.

d Ps. 18. 41.
Prov. 1. 28.
Isai. 1. 15.
Ezek. 8. 18.
Zech. 7. 13.

e Isai. 56.
10, 11.
Ezek. 13.10.
& 22.25.
f ch. 2. 11.
Matt. 7. 15.
B Ezek. 13.
18, 19.




h Isai. 8..20,


Ezek. 13,23,


Zech. 13. 4.
t Heb, from
a vision.
t Heb. /rom
I Amos 8. 9.

T Heb.
upner lip.
k Ps. 74. 9.
Amos 8. 11.

1 Isai, 58. 1.

m Jer. 22.


n Ezek. 22.


Hab. 2. 12.

Zeph. 3. 3.

t lleb.


a Isai. 1. 23.

Ezek. 23. 12.

Hos. 4. 18.

ch. 7. 3.

p .ler. 6. 13.

q Isai. 48. 2.

.Yer. 7. 4.

Rom. 2. 17.

t Heb.


r Jer. 26. 18.
ch. 1. 6.
s Ps. 79. 1.
I ch. 4. 2.

a Isai. 2. 2,


Ezek. 17.
23, 23.

b Lsai. 2. 4.
Joel 3. 10.
II Or.

A 1 Kings 4.


Zech. 3. 10.

f Zoch. 10.

% Ezek. 34.


Zeph, 3. 19.

The falsehood of the prophets.

6 ''Therefore, night shall he unto you,
fthat ye shall not have a vision ; and it shall
be dark unto you, t that ye shall not divine ;
' and the sun shall go down over the prophets,
and the day shall be dark over them.

7 Then shall the seers be ashamed, and
the diviners confounded : yea, they shall al)
cover their t lips ; ^ for tliere is no answer of

8 IT But truly I am full of power by the
Spirit of the Lord, and of judgment, and
of might, 'to declare unto Jacob his trans-
gression, and to Israel his sin.

9 Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the
house of Jacob, and princes of the house of
Israel, that abhor judgment, and pervert all

10 ■" They build up Zion with ".f blood,
and Jerusalem with iniquity.

11° The heads thereof judge for reward,
and Pthe priests thereof teach for hire, and'
the prophets thereof divine for money: lyet
will they leantipon the Lord, tand say. Is
not the Lord among us ? none evil can come
upon us.

12 Therefore, shall Zion for your sake be
' ploughed as a field, » and Jerusalem shall
become heaps, and 'the mountain of the
house as the high places of the forest.

CHAP. IV. -|:

1 The glory, 3 peace, 8 kingdom, 11 and victory of the

BUT " in the last days it shall come to
pass, that the mountain of the house
of the Lord shall be established in the top
of the mountains, and it shall be exalted
above the hills ; and people shall flow unto it.

2 And many nations shall come, and say.
Come, and let us go up to the mountain of
the Lord, and to the house of the God of
Jacob ; and he will teach us of his ways, and
we will walk in his paths : for the law shall
go forth of Zion, and the word of the Lord
from Jerusalem.

3 H And he shall judge among many peo-
ple, and rebuke strong nations afar off"; and
they shall beat their swords into ''plough-
shares, and their spears into || pruning-hooks :
nation shall not lift up a sword against nation,
•= neither shall they learn war any more.

4 ^ But they shall sit every man under his
vine and under his fig-tree ; and none shall
make them afraid: for the mouth of the
Lord of hosts hath spoken it.

5 For <= all people will walk every one in
the name of his god, and ^we will walk in
the name of the Lord our God for ever and

6 In that day, saith the Lord ewill 1



The kingdom and victory of the church.

assemble her that halteth, ^and I will gather
her that is driven out, and her that I have
afflicted ;

7 And I will make her that halted 'a
remnant, and her that was cast far ofF a
strong nation: and the Lord ■'shall reign
over them in mount Zion from henceforth,
even for ever.

8 Tl And thou, O tower of || the flock, the
strong hold of the daughter of Zion, unto
thee shall it come, even the first dominion ;
the kingdom shall come to the daughter of

9 Now why dost thou cry out aloud ? 'is
there no king in thee ? is thy counsellor
perished? for "pangs have taken thee as a
woman in travail.

10 Be in pain, and labour to bring forth,

daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail :
for now shalt thou go forth out of the city,
and thou -shalt dwell in the field, and thou
shalt go even to Babylon ; there shalt thou
be delivered ; there the Lord shall redeem
thee from the hand of thine enemies.

11 TI" Now also many nations are gathered
against thee, that say, Let her be defiled, and
let our eye °look upon Zion.

12 But they know not Pthe thoughts of
the Lord, neither understand they his coun-
sel : for he shall gather them ^ as the sheaves
into the floor.

13 "^ Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion :
for I will make thy horn iron, and I will
make thy hoofs brass : and thou shalt = beat in
pieces many people : ' and I will consecrate
their' gain unto the Lord, and their sub-
stance unto "the Lord of the whole earth.


1 The birth of Christ. 4 His Idngdom. 8 His conquest.

"VrOW gather thyself in troops, O daugh-
J_^ ter of troops : he hath laid siege against

us: they shall * smite the judge of Israel with

a rod upon the cheek,

2 But thou, ''Beth-lehem Ephratah, though
thou be little ''among the •'thousands of
Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth
unto me that is to be ^ Ruler in Israel ; ''whose
goings forth have been from of old, from
t everlasting.

3 Therefore, will he give them up, until
the .time that ?she which travaileth hath
brought forth : then ^ the remnant of his
brethren shall return unto the children of

4 IT And he shall stand and |['feed in the
strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the
name of the Lord his God ; and they shall
abide : for now ^ shall he be great unto the
ends of the earth.




h Pa. 147. 2.
Ezek. 34.13.
& 37. 81.
i ch. 3. 13.
&.5. 3,7, 8.

k Isai. 9. 6.
& 24. 2,1.
Dan. 7. 14,

Luke 1. 33.
Rov. 11. 15.

llOr, Kdar:
Gen. 35. 21.

I Jer. 8. 19.

m Isai. 13. 8.
& 21. 3.
.ler. 30. 6. &

n Lam. 2.

o Obari. 12.
ch. 7. 10.
p Isai. ^5. 8.
Rom. 11. 33.

q Isai. 21.

r Isai. 41.
15, 16.
Jcr. 51. 33.

t laai. 18. 7.
& 23. 18. &
CO. 6, 9.

u Zech. 4.

a Lam. 3.

Matt. 5. 39.
& 27. 3U.

b Matt. 2. 6.

Jolin 7. 42.

c 1 Sam. 23.


d Exod. 18.


e Gen. 49.

Isai. 9. fi.
f Ps. 90. 2.
Prov. 8. 22,

Jolm 1. 1.
t Heb. ,
the days of
6 ell. 4. 10.

h ch. 4. 7.

Or, nde.
i Isai. 40. 11.
& 49. 10.
Ezek. 34.23.

ch. 7. 14.

k Ps. 72. 8.
Isai. 52. 13.
Zooh. 9. 10.
Luke 1. 32.




1 Ps. 72. 7.
Isai. 9. 6.
Zech. 9. 10.
Luke 2. 14.
Gphes. 3. 14,
princca of
t Heb.
eat up.

m Gon. 10.
8, 10, 11.
II Or,
with her
own naked
n Luke 1. 71.

o ver. 3.
P Deut. 32.

Ps. 72. 6. &
110. 3.

II Or, goats.

q Zcch. 9.

r Isai. 2. 0.

B Zech. 13.

II Or,
t Isai. 2. 8.

II Or,
u Ps. 149. 7.
ver. 8.
2Thes3. 1.8.

I Or,m with.

a Deut 33.

Ps. 50. 1, 4.
Isai. 1. i.
b Hos. 12. 3.
c Isai. 1. 18.
& 5. 3, 4.
& 43. 26.
Hos. 4. L

d Jer. 2. 5,

Christ's Ttingdom. ' His conquest.

5 And this man 'shall be the peace, when
the Assyrian shall come into our land : and
when he shall tread in our palaces, then
shall we raise against him seven shepherds,
and eight t principal men.

6 And they shall t waste the land of
Assyria with the sword, and the land of
•"Nimrod || in the entrances thereof: thus
shall he "deliver us from the Assyrian,
when he cometh into our land, and when
he treadeth within our borders.

7 And "the remnant of Jacob shall be in
the midst of many people Pas a dew from
the Lord, as the showers upon the grass,
that tarrieth not for' man, nor waiteth foi
the sons of men.

8 TAnd the remnant of Jacob shall be
among the Gentiles in the midst of many
people as a lion among the beasts of the
forest, as a young lion among the flocks of
II sheep : who, if he go through, both treadeth
down, and teareth in pieces, and none can

9 Thine hand shall be lifted up upon thine
adversaries, and all thine enemies shall be
cut off".

10 lAnd it shall come to pass in that day,
saith the Lord, that I will cut off" thy horses
out of the midst of thee, and I will destroy
thy chariots :

11 And I will cut off" the cities of thy land,
and throw down all thy strong holds :

12 ADd I will cut off" witchcrafts out of
thine hand; and thou shalt have no more
■"sooth-sayers :

13 ^Thy graven images also will I cut off^
and thy || standing images out of the midst
of thee ; and thou shalt * no more worship
the work of thy hands.

14 And I will pluck up thy groves out
of the midst of thee : so will I desfroy thy
II cities.

15 And I will "execute vengeance in
anger and fury upon the heathen, such as
they have not heard.


1 God's controversy for unkindness, Qfor ignorance,
lO/or injustice, 16 and for idolatry.

HEAR ye now what the Lord saith;
Arise, contend thou || before the moun-
tains, and let the hills hear thy voice.

2 "Hear ye, O mountains, ''the Lord's
controversy, and ye strong foundations of the
earth: for "the Lord hath a controversy
with his people, and he will plead with

3 O my people, '' what have I done unto
thee ? and wherein have I wearied theo ?

testify against me.




God's controversy for unkindness, Sfc.

4 «For I brought thee up out of the land
of Egypt, and redeemed thee out of the
house of servants ; and I sent before thee
Moses, Aaron, and Miriam.

5 O my people, remember now what
•"Balak king of Moab consulted, and what
Balaam the son of Beor answered him from
e Shittim unto Gilgal ; that ye may know
■•the righteousness of the Lord.

6 H Wherewith shall I come before the
Lord, and bow myself before the high God?
shall I come before him with burnt-ofterings,
with calves fof a year old?

7 ' Will the Lord be pleased with thou-
sands of rams, or with ten thousands of "riv-
ers of oil ? ' shall I give my first-born for
my transgression, the fruit of my t body ybr
the sin of my soul?

8 He hath ""shewed thee, O man, what is
good ; and what doth the Lord require of
thee, but ° to do justly, and to love mercy,
and to fwalk humbly with thy God?

9 The Lord's voice crieth unto the city,
and II the man of wisdom shall see thy name :
hear ye the rod, and who hath appointed

10 IT II Are there yet the treasures of
wickedness in the house of the wicked, and
the t scant measure ° that is abominable ?

11 II Shall I count them pure with p the
wicked balances, and with the bag of de-
ceitful weights ?

12 For the rich men thereof are full of
violence, and the inhabitants thereof have
spoken lies, and i their tongue is deceitful
in their mouth.

13 Therefore, also will I " make thee sick
in smiting thee, in making thee desolate be-
cause of thy sins.

14 = Thou shalt eat, but not be satisfied ;
and thy casting down shall be in the midst
of thee; and thou shalt take hold, but shalt
not deliver; and that which thou deliverest
will I give up to the sword.

15 Thou shalt 'sow, but thou shalt not
reap ; thou shalt tread the olives, but thou
shalt not anoint thee with oil; and sweet
wine, but shalt not drink wine.

16 IT For II the statutes of "Omri are ^kept,
and all the works of the house of ^Ahab,
and ye walk in their counsels ; that I should
make thee ^ a || desolation, and the inhabi-
tants thereof an hissing : therefore ye shall
bear the °^ reproach of my people.

CHAP. vn.

1 The church, complaining of her small number, 3 and
the general corruption, -dputteth her confidence not in
man, but in God. 8 She triumpheth over her enemies.
14 God comforteth her ly promises, 16 by confusion
of the enemies, 18 and by his mercies.





e Exocl. 12.
51. & 14.30.
& 20. 2.
Deut. 4. 20.
Amos 2. 10.

f Numb. JB.

5. & 2:1. 7.

&24. JO, II.

DeuL 23. 4,


Josh. 24. 9,


Rev. 2. 14.

f Numb. 25.
. & 33. 49.
Josh. 4. 19.
& 5. 10.
h Judi;. 5.

t Heb. sons
of a year 1
i Vs. 50. 9.
& 51. Ifi.
Isai. 1. 11.
k Job 29. 6.

1 2 Kings
16. 3. & 21.
6. & 23. 10.
Jer. 7. 31.
& 19. 5.
Ezek. 23.37.
tHob. 4f/;».
m Deut. 10.

I Sam. 15.

Hos. 6. 6.
&12. 0.-
n Gen. Ifl.

Tsai. 1. 17.
t Heb.
humble thy-
self to Toath.

II Or,
thy name
shnlt sec
that which

II Or,

Is there yet
unto every
man a house
of the wick-
ed, iS-c.
measure of
Amos 8. 5.
o Deut. 25.
Prov. 11.1.
& 20. 10,
II Or,
Shall I he
pure with,

p Hos. 12. 7.
g Jer. 9. 3.
5, C, 8.

r Lev. 26.


Ps. 107. 17.


s Lev. 20.


Hos. 4. 10.

t Dout. 28.
38, 39, 40.
Amos 5. 11.
Zcph. 1. 13.
Has. 1. 6.
II Or,

h£ doth much
keep thee,

u 1 Kines
16. 25, &
X Hos. 5. 11.
y 1 Kings

21. 2^. 26.


z 1 Kings 9.


Jer. 10. 8.

II Or, ,



a Isai. 25. 8.

Jer. 51.51.

Lam. 5. 1.




t Heb.
the gather-
ings of
a Isai. 17. 6.
& 24. 13.
b Isai. 28. 4.
Hns. 9. 10.
c Ps. 12. 1.
& 14. 1, 3.
Isai. 57. 1.
II Or,
godly, or,
d H&b. 1. 15.

e Hos. 4. 18.
f Isai. 1.23.
ch. 3. 11.

t Heb.

the mischief

of Ids soul.

E 2 Sam. 23.
6, 7.

Ezek. 2. 6.
See Isai. 55.

i Ezek. 22. 7.
Matt. 10.21,
3,5, 30.
Luke 12. 53.
&; 21. 16.
2 Tim. 3. 2,

I Prov. 24.

Lam. 4. 21.
m Ps. 37. 24.
Prov. 24. 16.
n Ps. 27. 1.

o Lam. 3.

p Ps. 37. 6.

II Or,
Mnd thou
wilt sec her
that is mine
enemy, and
cover her
with shame.
q Ps. 35. 26.
r Ps. 42. 3,

10. & 79. 10.
& 11.5. 2.
Joel 2. 17.

s ch. 4. 11.
T Heb.
she shall be
for a tread-
ing down,
t 2 Sam. 22.

Zech. 10. 5.
u Amos 9.

11, &c.

X Isai. 11.


& 19. 23,

&.C. Sc 27.


Hos. 11. 11.

II Or,

even to.

II Or,

After that It

hath been.

y Jer. 21. 14.
ch. 3. 12.
11 Or. Rule,
Ps. 28. 9.
eh. 5. 4.

z Isai. 37.

The churches confidence in God.

WO is me ! for I am as fwhen they
have gathered the summer fruits, as
nhe grape-gleanings of the vintage: there is
no cluster to eat: ''my soul desired the first
ripe fruit.

2 The <= II good man is perished out of the
earth : and there is ijone upright among men:
they all he in wait for blood ; "^ they hunl
every man his brother with a net.

•3 IT That they may do evil with both
hands earnestly, ^the prince asketh, ''and
the judge asketh for a reward; and the great
man, he uttereth fhis mischievous desire : so
they wrap it up.

4 The best of them sis as a brier : the most
upright is sharper than a thorn-hedge : the
day of thy watchmen and thy visitation com-
eth ; now shall be their perplexity.

5 11^ Trust ye not in a friend, put ye
not confidence in a guide : keep the doors
of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy

6 For ' the son dishonoureth- the father,
the daughter riseth up against her mother,
the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-
law; a man's enemies are the men of his own

7 Therefore ''I will look unto the Lord ;
I will wait for the God of my salvation ; my
God will hear me.

8 H 'Rejoice not against me, O mine ene-
my: ""when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit
in darkness, " the Lord shall he a light unto

9 °I will bear the indignation of the Lord,
because I have sinned against him, until he
plead my cause, and execute judgment foi
me : p he will bring me forth to the light,
and I shall behold his righteousness.

10 II Then she that is mine enemy shall see
it, and i shame shall cover her which said
unto me, ■■ Where is the Lord thy God ?
= mine eyes shall behold her: now f shall she
be trodden down ' as the mire of the streets.

11 /n the day that thy "walls are to be
built, iji that day shall the decree be far re-

12 In that day also "" he shall come even
to thee from Assyria, || and from the forti-
fied cities, and from the fortress even to the
river, and from sea to sea, and /rom moun-
tain to mountain.

13 II Notwithstanding, the land shall be
desolate because of them that dwell therein,
yfor the fruit of their doings.

14 IF II Feed thy people with thy rod, the
flock of thine heritage, which dwell solitarily
in ^ the wood, in the midst of Carmel : let
them feed in Bashan and Gilead, as in the
days of old.


God comforteth her

15 " According to the days of thy coming
out of the land of Egypt will I shew unto
him marvellous things.

16 Tf The nations ''shall see and be con-
founded at all their might: "they shall lay
their hand upon their mouth, their ears shall
be deaf.

17 They shall lick the ^ dust like a ser-
pent, ^they shall move out of their holes
lite Ij worms of the earth : ^ they shall be
afraid of the Lord our God, and shall fear
because of thee.








a Ps. 68. 2J.

E Exod. 15.

& 78. 12.

h Exod. 34.



Jor. ,W. 20.

c Job 21. 5.

i cli. 4. 7. &

5. 3, 7, a

& Si), y.

k Va. i03. 9.

Isai. 57. 10.

Jor. 3. 5.

d Ps. 72. 0.

iBui. 4'J. 23.

Pa. 18. 45.

II Or,

1 Luke 1.


72, 73.


m Ps. 105.
9, 10.

by his mercies.

18 « Who is a God like unto thee, that
■"pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the
transgression of ' the remnant of his heri-
tage? ''he retaineth not his anger for ever,
because he delighteth in mercy.
• 19 He will turn again, he will have com-
passion upon us; he will subdue our mi-
quities ; and thou wilt cast all their sins into
the depths of the sea.

20 ' Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob,
and the mercy to Abraham, ■" which thou hast
sworn unto our fathers from the days of old.




The majesty of God in goodness to his people, and severity
against his enemies.

THE burden ''of Nineveh. The book of
the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.

2 II God is ''jealous, and "theLoRD reveng-
eth; the Lord revengeth, and 'tis furious;
the Lord will take vengeance on his adver-
saries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies.

3 The Lord is "^ slow to anger, and "great
in power, and will not at all acquit the
wicked: ^the Lord hath his way in the
whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds
are the dust of his feet.

4 sHe rebuketh the sea, and maketh it
dry, and drieth up all the rivers : '' Bashan
languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of
Lebanon languisheth.

5 'The mountains quake at him, and ''the
hills melt, and 'the earth -is burned at his
presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell

6 Who can stand before his indignation ?
and "who can f abide in the fierceness of
his anger? "his fury is poured out like fire,
and the rocks are thrown down by him.

7 " The Lord is good, a || strong hold in
the day of trouble ; and Phe knoweth them
that trust in him.*

8 1 But, with an overrunning flood he will
make an utter end of the place thereof, and
darkness shall pursue his enemies^

9 "^What do ye imagine against the
Lord? ^he will make an utter end: afflic-
tion shall not rise up the second time.

10 For while they be folden together *as
thorns, "and while they are drunken as
drunkards, ''they shall be devoured as stub-
ble fully dry.

IJ There is one come out of thee, ythat

abciit 713.

a Zeph. 2.

The Lord



b Exod. 20.

5. fc 34. 14.

Deut 4. 24.

Josh. 24. 19.

c Dent. 32.


Ps. 94. 1.

Isai. 59. la

t Heb.

Viat hath


"xod. 34.
Neh. 9. 17.
Ps. 103. 8.
Jonah 4. 2.
e Job 9. 4.
f Ps. 18. 7,
&c. & 97. 2.
Hab. 3. 5,
IL 12.
E W. 106. 9.
Isai. 30. 2.
Matt. 8.26.
h Isai. 33. 9.
i Ps. 68. 8.
k Jtidg. 5. 5.
Ps. 07. 5.
Mic. 1. 4.
12 Pet. 3. 10.

m Mai. 3. 2.
t Heb.
stmid up.
a Rev. 16. 1.

o 1 Chron.
16. 34.
Ps. 100. 5.
.ler. 33. n.
Lam. 3. 25.
II Or,
p Ps. 1. R.
2 Tim. 2. 19.
g Dan. !1. 26.
& 11. 10, 22,

r Ps. 2. 1.

B 1 Sam. 3.

t 2 Sam. 23.

u ch. 3. 11.
X Mai. 4. 1.

y 2KinEH
19 22 23

about 713.

t Heb.
a counsellor
of BclicU.
if Or,
If they
would have
been at
peace, so
should they
have been
many, and
so should
they have
been shorn,
and he
should have

z 2 Kincs
19. 35, 37.
t Heb.
a Isai. 8. 8.
Dan. 11. 10.
b Jer. 2. 20.
& 30. 8.
c 2 Kings

d Isai. 52. 7.
Rom. 10. 15.

T Heb.


t Heb.


e ver. 11,


f ver. 14.

II Or,
The dis-
perser, or,
a .ler. ."iO. 23.
b Jer. 51. 11,
ch. 3. 14.

c Isai. 10. 12.
Jer. 25. 29.
II Or,

the pride of
Jacob as the
pride of
d Ps. 80. 12.
Hoa. 10. 1.

e Isai. 63. 2,

[I Or,

11 Or,

imagineth evil against tne Lord, t a wicked

12 Thus saith the Lord ; || Though they
he quiet, and likewise many, yet thus ^ shall
they be fcut down, when he shall *pass
through. Though I have, afflicted thee, I
will afflict thee no more.

13 For now will I ''break his yoke from
off" thee, and will burst thy bonds in sunder.*

14 And the Lord hath given a command-
ment concerning thee, that no more of thy
name be sown :-ovt of the house of thy gods
will I cut oflf the graven image and the mol-
ten image : " I will make thy grave ; for thou
art vile.

15 Behold * upon the mountains the feet
of him that bringeth good tidings, that pub-
hsheth peace ! O Judah, t keep thy solemn
feasts, perform thy vows : for f ^ the wicked
shall no more pass through thee : *'he is ut-
terly cut off".

CHAP. n.

The fearful and victorious armies of God against


HE 11"'^ that dasheth in pieces 'is come up
before thy face : '' keep the munition,
watch the way, make thy loins strong, fortify
thy power mightily.

2 "= For the Lord hath turned away || the
excellency of Jacob, as the excellency of
Israel : for ^ the emptiers have emptied them
out, and marred their vine-branches.

3 The shield of his mighty men is made
"red, the valiant men are || in scarlet : the
chariots shall be with || flaming torches in
the day of his preparation, and the fir-trees
shall be terribly shaken.

4 The chariots shall rage in the streets,
they shall justle one against another m the




The fearful and victorious armies

broad ways : f they shall seem like torches,
they shall run like the lightnings.

5 He shall recount his || worthies: they

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