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shall stumble in their walk ; they shall make
haste to the wall thereof, and the t defence
shall be prepared.

G The gates of the rivers shall be opened,
and the palace shall be {{ dissolved.

7 And II Huzzab shall be || led away cap-
tive, she shall be brought up, and her maids
shall lead her as with the voice of *" doves,
tabering upon their breasts.

8 But Nineveh is \\ of old like a pool of
water: yet they shall flee away. Stand,
stand, shall they cry ; but none shall || look
back.

9 Take ye the spoil of silver, take the
spoil of gold: ||for there is none end of
the store and glory out of all the t pleasant
furniture.

10 She is empty, and void, and waste : and
the ? heart melteth, and '•the knees smite
together, ' and much pain is in all loins, and
■'the faces of them all gather blackness.

11 Where is the dwelling of 'the lions,
and the feeding-place of the young lion^,
where the lion, even the old lion, walked,
and the lion's whelp, and none made them
^fraid?

12 The lion did tear in pieces enough for
his whelps, and strangled for his lionesses,
and filled his holes with prey, and his dens
with ravin.

13 ""Behold, I am against thee, saith the
Lord of hosts, and I will burn her chariots
in the smoke, and the sword shall devour
thy young lions : and I will cut off thy prey
from the earth, and the voice of °thy mes-
sengers shall no more be heard.

CHAF. III.

The miserable ruin of Nineveh.

WO to the t ^bloody city! it is all full
of lies and robbery; the prey de-
parteth not;

2 The noise of a whip, and ''the noise
of the rattling of the wheels, and of the
prancing horses, and of the jumping chariots.

3 The horseman lifteth up both t the
bright sword, and the glittering spear: and
there is a multitude of slain, and a great
number of carcasses ; and there is none end
of their corpses ; they stumble upon their
corpses :

4 Because of the multitude of the whore-
doms of the well-favoured harlot, *= the mis-
tress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations
through her whoredoms, and families through
her witchcrafts.

5 ''Behold, I am against thee, saith the



NAHUM.



Before


Before


CHRIST


CHRIST


about 713.


about 713.


t Hcb.


e Isai. 47.


Uirir show.


2,3.


II Or,


Jer. 13. 22,


gallants


26.




Ezek. 16. 37.


t Heb.


Mic. 1. 11.


covering, or.


f Hab. 2. 16.


covcrcr.


g Mai. 2. 9.




hHebr.lO.




33.


II Or,




molten.




II Or,


i Rev. 18.


that which


10,


was rsta-




hlishcd, or.


k Jer, 15. 5.


there was a




stand made.




discovered.




risai.:M. 14.




& »3. 11.

11 Or,
from the
days that
she halh
been.
II Or,

cavsc them
to turn.


1 Amos 6. 2.


II Or,. , .
nourishing.
t Hell.
JVo Jimnn.
m Jer. 40.
2,'). 26.
Ezpk.30.14,
—16.


II Or.




and tbcir in-




finite store.


t Hcb.


Src.
t Heb.


in thy help.


vessels of




desire.






n Ps. 137. 9.




Isai. 13. 16.


' s Issii. 13.


Ho3. 13. IB.
Lam. 2. 19.


h'Dnn. 5. 6.


p Joel 3, 3.


i Jer. 30. U.


Obad. 11.


k Joel 2. 6.




1 Job 4. 10,

11.

Ezek. 19. 2,

—7.




g Jer. 25. 17,




ch'. 1. 10.




r Rev. 6. 13.




e Jpr. .'•.n. 37.




& 51. 30.


ra Ezek. 29.




3. & 38. 3.




& 39. 1.
ch. ,1. 5.


tPs, 147.13.
Jer. 51. 30.




u ch, 2. 1.


r. 2KinE3




18. 17, 10. &




19. 9, 23.






X Joel 1. 4.


t.Heb.




citj/ of




.bloods.




a Ezek. 22.




2, 3. Sl 24.




6 9.




Hab. 2. 12.




b Jer. 47. 3.


II Or,




spreaaeth




himself.




y Rev. 9. 7.


tHeh.




thejtame of




the sword.




and the




lightning of




the spear.






z Exod. 15.




16.




Ps. 76. 6.




a Jer. 50, 18.




Ezek, 31. 3,




fcc.




II Or,




valiniitones.




h 1 Kings


c Isai. 47. 9,
12


22. 17.
t Heb


Rev. 18, 2,
3.


wrnihling.
c Mic. 1. 9.


d^Lam. 2.




Zcpb,2.15.




See Isai, 14.




8,&.c.


dcli.2. 13.





of God against Nineveh.

Lord of hosts; and •'I will discover thy
skirts upon thy face, '"and I will shew tlie
nations thy nakedness,* and the kingdoms
thy shame.

6 And I will cast abominable filth upon
thee, and emake thee vile, and will set theo
as '■a gazing-stock.

7 And it shall come to pass, that all they
that look upon thee 'shall flee from thee,
and saj"^, Nineveh is laid waste: ''who will
bemoan her? whence shall I seek com-
forters for thee ?

8 'Art thou better than ||tpopulous "No,
that was situate among the rivers, that had
the waters round about it, whose rampart
was the sea, and her wall was from the sea ?

9 Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength,
and * it was infinite ; Put and Lubim were
fthy helpers.

10 Yet was she carried av/ay, she went
into captivity : " her young children also
were dashed in pieces ° at the top of all
the streets : and they p cast lots for her
honourable men, and all her great men were
bound in chains.

11 Thou also shalt be i drunken: thou
shalt be hid, thou also shalt- seek strength
because of the enemy.

12 All thy strong holds shall be like ■'fig-
trees with the first ripefigs: if theybe shaken,
they shall even fall into the mouth of the eater.

13 Behold, Hhy people in the'midst of
thee are women : the gates of thy land shall
be set wide open unto thine enemies : the fire
shall devour thy 'bars.

14 Draw thee waters for the siege, " fortify
thy strong holds : go into clay, and tread the
mortar, make strong the brick-kiln.

15 There shall the fire devour thee; the
sword shall cut thee off", it shall eat thee
up like ^ the canker-worm : make thyself
many as the canker-worm, make thyself
many as the locusts.

16 Thou hast multiplied thy merchants
above the stars of heaven : the canker-worm
II spoileth, and flieth away.

17 yThy crowned are as the locusts, and
thy captains as the great grasshoppers, which
camp in the hedges in t^ie cold day, hut
when the sun ariseth they flee away, and
their place is not known where they are.

18 ^Thy shepherds slumber, O '^king of
Assyria: thy || nobles shall dwell in the dust:
thy people is ^ scattered upon the mountains,
and no man gathereth them.

19 There is no t healing of thy bruise;
<= thy wound is grievous : '' all that hear the
bruit of thee shall clap the hands over thee :
for upon whom hath not thy wickedness
passed continually?

776



flABAKIUK.



-f - CHAP. I.

Vnto Habakkuh, complaining of the iniquity of the
land, 5 is shewed the fearful vengeance by the Chal-
deans. 12 He complaineth that vengeance should be
executed by them who are far worse.

THE burden which Habakkuk the pro-
phet did see.

2 O Lord, how long shall I cry, " and
thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of
violence, and thou wilt not save !

3 Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and
cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling
and violence are before me : and there are
that raise up strife and contention.

4 Therefore, the law is slacked, and judg-
ement doth never go forth : for the •' wicked
doth compass about the righteous ; there-
fore, II wrong judgment proceedeth.

5 1 ''Behold ye among the heathen, and
regard, and wonder marvellously : for / will
work a work in your days, which ye will
not believe though it be told you.

6 For lo, ^ 1 1 1 raise up the Chaldeans,
that bitter and hasty nation, which shall
march through the f breadth of the land, to
possess the dwelling-places that are not
theirs.

7 They are terrible and dreadful : || their
judgment and their dignity shall proceed of
themselves.

8 Their horses also are swifter than the
leopards, and are more f fierce than the
« evening wolves: and their horsemen shall
spread themselves, and their horsemen shall
come from far ; ^they shall fly as the eagle
that hasteth to eat.

9 They shall come all for violence : || f their
faces shall sup up as the east wind, and they
shall gather the captivity as the sand.

10 And they shall scoff at the kings, and
the princes shall be a scorn unto them : they
shall deride every strong hold ; for they shall
heap dust, and take it.

11 Then shall his mind change, and he
shall pass over, and offend, s imputing this
his power unto his god.

12 '^^Art thou not from everlasting, O
Lord my God; mine Holy One ? "We shall
not die. O Lord, 'thou hast ordained them
for judgment ; and, O f mighty God, thou
hast t established them for correction.

13 •= Thou art of purer eyes than to be-
hold evil, and canst not look on || iniquity :
'wherefore lookest thou upon them that
deal treacherously, and boldest thy tongue

98



Before
qilRIST
about 63G.



a Lam. 3. 8.



b Job 21. 7.
Ps. 94.3,

&LC.

Jer. 12. 1.

II Or,

wrested.

c Isaj. 29.

H.

Acta 13. 41.



d Dent. 28.
49, 50.
,ler. ,?. 1.5.
U Fullinecl.
2 Cliron. 36.
6.

t Ileb.
breadths.



I). Or, ^
Jroin them
shall pro-
ceed the
judgment of
these, avd
theeaptivity
of these.

t Heb.
sharp,
e Jer. 5. fi.
Zeph. 3. 3.



II Or,

the supping
up of their
faces, Src. or,
their faces
shall look
toward the
the cast.
t Heb.
the opposi-
tion of their
faces to-
ward the
east.



g Dan. 5. 4.



h Pa. 90. 2.
& 93. 2.
Lam. S. 19.

i 2 Kings 19.

2.5.

Ps. 17. 13.

Isai. ID. 5,

6,7.

Ezek. 30.25.

t Heb.

rock.

Deut. 32. 4.

t Heb.

founded.

It Ps. 5. 5.

II Or,



Beforo
CHRIST
about 628.



II Or,
mouing.



m Jer. IS
10.
Amos 4. 2.



11 Or,
Hue net.



. 8.



n Deut.

17.

Isai. 10. 13.

Ic 37. 24, 25.



11 Or,
darnty,
t Heb.
fat.



a Isai. 21. 8,
11.

t Ileb.
fcncedplaee.
tiPs. 85.8.
II Or,
ill me.
II Or,

when lam
argued with.
t Heb.
upon my
reproof, or,
arguine.
c Isai. 8. 1.
&3U. 8.
d Dan. 10.
14. & 11. 27,
35.



e Hebr. 10.
37.



f.lohn 3.36.
Rom. 1. 17.
Gal. 3. 11.
Hebr. 10. 38.

II Or,
How much



e Prov. 27.
20. & 30. 16.



II Or,
Ho, lie.



i Isai. 33. \.



k ver. 17.
t Heb.



I Jer. 22. 13.

II Or,

gainelh an
evil uaif^-



when the wicked devoureth the man that is
more righteous than he?

14 And makest men as the fishes of the
sea, as the || creeping things, that have no
ruler over them?

15 They ™take up all of them with the
angle, they catch them in their net, and
gather them in their || drag : therefore they
rejoice and are glad.

16 Therefore "they sacrifice unto their
net, and burn incense unto their drag ;
because by them their portion is fat, and
their meat || f plenteous.

17 Shall they therefore empty their net,
and not spare continually to slay the nations?

CHAP. n.

1 Unto Habakkuk, waiting for an answer, is shewed that
he must wait by faith. 5 The judgment upon the
Chaldeans for unsatiableness, 9 for covetousness, 12
for cruelty, \5 for drunkenness, \8 and for idolatry.

I WILL ^ stand upon my watch, and set
me upon the f tower, ""and will watch to
see what he will say || unto me, and what
I shall answer || f when I am reproved.

2 Arid the Lord answered me, and
said, ■= Write the vision, and make it plain
upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

3 For ""the vision is yet for an appointed
time, but at the end it shall speak, and not
lie : though it tarry, wait for it ; because it
will ® surely come, it will not tarry.

4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up, is
not upright in him : but the '^just shall live
by his faith.

5 IT II Yea also, because he transgresseth
by wine, he is a proud man, neither keepeth
at home, who enlargeth his desire s as hell,
and is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but
gathereth unto him all nations, and heapeth
unto him all people :

6 Shall not all these '' take up a parable
against him, and a taunting proverb against
him, and say, || Wo to him that increaseth
that which is not his ! how long ? and to
him that ladeth himself with thick clay !

7 Shall they not rise up suddenly that shall
bite thee, and awake that shall vex thee, and
thou shalt be for booties unto them?

8 ' Because thou hast spoiled many na-
tions, all the remnant of the people shall
spoil thee; "'because of men's t blood, and
for the violence of the land, of the city, and
of all that dwell therein.

9 H Wo to him that ' || coveteth an evil

777



t



\




The judgment upon the Chaldeans, Sfc. HABAKKUK.

covetousness to his house, that he may " set
his nest on high, that he may be dehvered
from the t power of evil !

10 Thou- hast consulted shame to thy
house by cutting off many people, and hast
sinned against thy soul.

11 For the stone shall cry out of the wall,
and the |1 beam out of the timber shall
II answer it.

12 IT Wo to him that buildeth a town with
°t blood, and establisheth a city by iniquity !

13 Behold, is it not of the Lord of hosts
• that the people shall labour in the very
fire, and the people shall weary themselves
II for very vanity ?

14 For the earth, shall be filled jjwith the
P knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the
waters cover the sea.

1 5 IT Wo unto him that giveth his neigh-
bour drink, that puttest thy "i bottle to Mm,
and makest him drunken also, that thou may-
est ' look on their nakedness !

16 Thou art filled ||with shame for glory:
'drink thou also, and let thy foreskin be un-
covered : the cup of the Lord's right hand
shall be turned unto thee, and shameful
spewing shall he on thy glory.

17 For the violence of Lebanon shall
cover thee, and the spoil of beasts, which
made them afraid, ^because of men's blood,
and for the violence of the land, <5f the city,
and of all that dwell therein.

18 H "What profiteth the graven image
that the maker thereof hath graven it ; the
molten image, and a ^ teacher of lies, that
t the maker of his work trusteth therein, to
make ^dumb idols?

19 Wo unto him that saith to the wood,
Awake ; to the dumb stone. Arise, it shall
teach ! Behold, it is laid over with gold and
silver, ^and there is no breath at all in the
midst of it.

20 But »^the Lord is in his holy temple :
f'let all the earth keep silence before him.



CHAP. m.

1 Habakkuk in his prayer tremhleth at God's majesty.
17 The confidence of his faith.

A PRAYER of Habakkuk the prophet
" II upon Shigionoth.

2 O Lord, I have heard fthy speech
and was afraid : O Lord, || ■> revive thy
work in the midst of the years, in the midst
of the years make known ; in wrath remem-
ber mercy.

3 God came from || Teman, •= and the
Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His
glory covered the heavens, and the earth
was full of his praise.

4 And his brightness was as the light;



II Or,
piece, or,
fastening.
II Or,

against it.

n Jer.22.13.
E-^ok. 24. 9.
Mic. 3. 10.
Nah. 3. 1.
J Heb.
bloods.
o Jer. 5J. 58.



II Or,

in vain.

II Or,

by knowing

the glory of

the Lord.

p Isai. 11. 9.



q Hoa. 7. 5.



r Gen. 9. 22.

II Or,
more with
shame than
with glorv.
s .ler. 25. 26,
27. & 51. 57.



t ver. 8.



u Isiii.44. 9,
la. & 46. 2.



X .ler. )0. 8,
14.

Zech. 10. 2.
t Hob. the
fashioner of
his fashion,
y Ps. 11.5. 5.
1 Uor. 12. 2.



7. Pb. 135.

17.

aPs. 11.4.

t Heb.

be silent all

the earth

before him.

bZeph. 1.7.

Zech. 2. 13.



a Pa. 7, title.
II Or, ,.
according to
variable
songs, or,
tnnes, called
in Hebrew,
Shigionoth.
t tfeb.
thy report,
or, thy
hearing.
II Or,
preserve
alive.
bPs. 83.8.
II Or,
the south.
c Deut. 33.
2.

.ludc 5. 4.
Ps. 68. 7.



Before
CHRIST

about 626.

Fbr,
bright
beams out.
of his side.
d Nah. 1. 3.
II Or,
burning
diseases,
Deut. 32. 24.
6 Ps. 18. 8.
fNah. 1. S:
e Gen. 49.



II Or,
Ethiopia.
II Or,
under af-
fliction, or.
vanitj.



li Deut. 33.
26, 27.
Ps. 68. 4. &
104. 3.
vcr. 15.
II Or,

thy chariots
were salva-
tion.



II Or,

Thou didst
cleave the
rivers of
the earth.
i Pb. 78. 15,
16. & 105.
41.

k Exod. 19.
16, 18.
.Indc. 5.4,5.
Ps.ia. 8.
& 77. 18. &
114. 4.

I Exod. 14.
22.

Josh. 3. 16.
m Josh. 10.
12, 13.

II Or,
thine ar-
rows walk-
ed in the
light. ,H.

n Josh. 10.

II.

Pb. 18.14. &

77. 17, 18.

o Jer. 51. 33.

Amos 1. 3.

Mic. 4. 13.



p Josh. 10.

24. & 11. 8,

12.

Ps. 68. 21.

t Heb.

making

naked.



t Heb.
were tem-
pestuous.



q ver. 8.

Pb. 77. 19.

II Or,

mud.

r Ps. 119.

120.

Jer. 23. 9.



II Or,

cut them m

pieces.



T Heb. lie.



s Job 13. 15.
t Isai.41. 16.
& 61. 10.



uPs.27.].

X 2 Sam. 22.

34.

Pb. 18. 33.

y Deut. 3-3.

13. & 33. 29.

t Hob.

vegtnoth,

Ps. 4, lido.



The prayer of Hahahhuh.

he had || horns coming out of his hand ;
and there was the hiding of his power.

5 ^ Before him went the pestilence, and
II « burning coals went forth at his feet.

6 He stood, and measured the earth : he be-
held, and drove asunder the nations; *'and the
ff everlasting mountains were scattered, the
perpetual hills did bow : his ways are ever-
lasting.

7 1 saw the tents bf || Cushan || in afllic-
tion : and the curtains of the land of Midi-
an did tremble^

8 Was the Lord displeased against the
rivers ? was thine anger against the rivers ?
ivas thy wrath against the sea, '' that thou
didstride upon thine horses, and || thy chariots
of salvation?

9 Thy bow was made quite naked, accord-
ing to the oaths of the tribes, even thy word.
Selah. II 'Thou didst cleave the earth with
rivers.

10 •'The mountains saw thee, and they
trembled : the overflowing of the water
passed by : the deep uttered his voice, and
' lifted up his hands on high.

11 ""The sun and moon stood still in their
habitation : || at the light of thine " arrows they
went, and at tlie shining of thy glittering spear.

12 Thou didst march through the land
in indignation, ° thou didst thresh the hea-
then in anger.

J 3 Thou wentest forth for the salvation
of thy people, even for salvation with thine
anointed ; p thou woundedst the Jiead out of
the house of the wicked, t by discovering
the foundation unto the neck. Selah.

14 Thou didst strike through with his
staves the head of his villages : they f came
out as a whirlwind to scatter me : their re-
joicing teas as to devour the poor secretly.

15 iThou didst walk through the sea with
thine horses, through the || heap of great waters.

16 When I heard, ""my belly trembled;
my lips quivered at the voice : rottenness
entered into my bones, and I trembled in
myself, that I might rest in the day of trou-
ble : when he cometh up unto the people, he
will II invade them with his troops.

17 IF Although the fig-tree shall not blos-
som, neither shall fruit be in the vines ; the
labour of the olive shall t fail, and the fields
shall yield no meat ; the flock shall be cut
off" from the fold, and there shall he no herd
in the stalls :

18 = Yet I will 'rejoice in the Lord, I will
joy in the God of my salvation.

19 The Lord God is "my strength, and he
will make my feet like ^hinds'/ee^,and he will
make me to >■ walk upon mine high places. To
the chief singer on mf t stringed instruments,

778



ZEPHANIAH.



CHAP.'I.

Cod's severe judgment against Judah for divers sins.

n'^HE word of the Lord which came unto

J_ Zephaniah the son of Cushi, the son

of Gedaliah, the son of Amariah, the son

of Hizkiah, in the days of Josiah the son

of Amon, king of Judah.

2 t I ^ill utterly consume all things
from off t the land, saith the Lord.

3 =^1 will consume man and beast y I will
consume the fowls pf the heaven, and the
fishes of the sea, and ''the | stumbling-blocks
with the wicked; and I will cut off man from
off the land, saith the Lord.

4 I will also stretch out mine hand upon
Judah and upon all the inhabitants of Jeru-
salem ; and « I will cut off the remnant of
Baal from this place, and the name of ''the
Chemarims with the priests;

5 And them ^that worship the host of
heaven upon the house-tops; ^and them that
worship and sthat swear ||by the Lord, and
that swear •'by Malcham;

6 And 'them that are turned back from
the Lord; and. those that ■'have not sought
die Lord, nor inquired for him.

7 'Hold thy peace at the presence of tlie
Lord God : "for the day of the Lord is at
hand: for "the Lord hath prepared a sacri
fice, he hath t bid his guests.

8 And it shall come to pass in the day of
the Lord's sacrifice, that I will f punish "the
princes, and the king's children, and all such
as are clothed with strange apparel.

9 In the same day also will I punish all
those that leap on the threshold, which fill
their masters' houses with violence and de-
ceit.

10 And it shall come to pass in that day,
saith the Lord, that there shall he the noise
of a cry from Pthe fish-gate, and an howling
from the second, and a great crashing from
the hills.

11 iHowl, ye inhabitants Maktesh, for
all the merchant people are cut down; all
they that bear silver are cut off.

12 And it shall come to pass at that time,
that I will search Jerusalem with candles,
and punish the men that are f settled on
their lees: =that say in their heart. The
Lord will not do good, neither will he do
evil.

13 Therefore, their goods shall become a
booty, and their houses a desolation: they



Before
CHRIST
about G30.



t Heb. Bv

taHns away

I vjillmake
an end.

t Hob.
tKeface of
the land.
a UoB. 4. 3.

b Ezek. 7.
19. & 14. 3,
4, 7.
Matt 13. 41.

II Or, idols.



c Fulfilled,
about 624.
2 Kings 23.
4,5.
d Hos.10.5.



n 3 King!
23. 12.
Jer. I!). 13.
f 1 Kings
18. 21.
2 KinsB 17.
33. 41.
e tsai. 48. 1.
Hos. 4. 15.
fl Or, to the
Lord.
h Jush. 23.
7.

1 Kings 11.
33.

i Isai. 1. 4.
Jer. 2. 13,
17. 4; 15. B.
k Hos. 7. 7.
1 Hab. 2. 20.
Zdch. 2. 13.
m Isai. 13. 6.
n Isai. 34. 6.
.ler. 46. 10.
Ezek. 39. 17.
Rev. 19. 17.
t Heb. saiic-
tijied, or,
prepared.
t Heb.
visit upon.
a Jer. 39. 6.



I 2 Chron.
3. 14.



q James 5.1.



t Heb.
curded, or,
thickened,
r Jer. 48. 11.
Amos 6. 1.
8 Ps. 94. 7.



Before
CHRIST
about 630.



t Deut. 28.
30, 39.
Amps 5. 11.
u Mic. 6. 15.
X Joel 2. 1,
11.



J Isai. 22. 5.
er. 30. 7.
Joel 2. 2, n.
Amos 5. 18.
vei. 18.



a DeuL 28.

29.

Isai. 59. 10.

b Ps. 79. 3.

c Ps. 83. 10.

Jer.9.Zi.&

16. 4.

d Prov. 11.

4.

Ezek. 7. 19.



ch. 3. 8.
f vcr.2, 3.



II Or, not
desirous.



b Job 21. 18.
Ps. 1. 4.
Isai. 17. 13.
Hos. 12. 3.
c 2 Kings
23.20.

d Ps. 105. 4.
Amos .5. 6.
Ps. 76. 9.

f Joel 2. 14.
Amos 5. 1.5.
Jonab 3. 9.



Ezek. 25. 15.

Amos 1. 6, 7,

8.

Zech. 9. 5, 6.

h Jer. 6. 4.

& 15. 8.

i Ezek. 25.
10.



k Josh. 13.
3.



I See
Isai. 17. 2.
ver. 14.
m Isai. 11.
11.

Mic. 4. 7. &
5. 7, 8.
Has. 1. 12.
&S.2.
ver 9.



shall also build houses, but 'not inhabit them;
and they shall plant vineyards, but "not drink
the wine thereof.

14 *The great day of the Lord is near, it
is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice
of the day of the Lord: the mighty man
shall cry there bitterly.

15 y That day is a day of wrath, a day of
trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and
desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess,
a day of clouds and thick darkness,

16 A day of ^the trumpet and alarm
against the fenced cities, and gainst the
high towers.

17 And I will bring distress upon men,
that they shall °^walk like blind men, because
they have siniied against the Lord : and
'' their blood shall be poured out as dust,
and their flesh "as the dung.

18^ Neither their silver nor their gold shall
be able to deliver them in the day of the
Lord's wrath; but the whole land shall be
* devoured by the fire of his jealousy : for ""he
shall make even a speedy riddance of all
them that dwell in the land.

CHAP. n.

1 An exhortation to repentance. 4 The judgment of tAe
Philistines, 8 of Moab and Ammon, 12 of Ethiopia
and Assyria.

GATHER * yourselves together, yea, ga-
ther together, O nation || not desired ;

2 Before the decree bring forth, before the
day pass ^ as the chaff, before "= the fierce anger
of the Lord come upon you, before the day
of the Lord's anger come upon you.

3 '' Seek ye the Lord, ^ all ye meek of the
earth, which have wrought his judgment;
seek righteousness, seek meekness : ^ it may
be ye shall be hid in the day of the Lord's
anger.

4 IT For sGaza shall be forsaken, and
Ashkelon a desolation : they shall drive out
Ashdod ''at the noon-day, and Ekron shall
be rooted up.

5 Wo unto the inhabitants of 'the sea
coasts, the nation of the Cherethites! the
word of the Lord is against you; O ''Ca-
naan, the land of the Philistines, I will even
destroy thee, that there shall be no inhabit-
ant.

6 And the sea coast shall be dwellings,
and cottages for shepherds, ' and folds for



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