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galker thee up.
8 $ Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and A.C.710
9 Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou
If thou take away
10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and
11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and sa-
12 And they that shall be of thee a shall build the old decine
13 f If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from
14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I
Heb. lie, or,
2 ch. ixi. 4.
ISAIAH LIX. ver. 1-16.
ch. 2. 2.
made him hide,
1 The datanable nature of sin. 3 The sins of the Jews. 9 Calamity is for sin.
1 Behold, the LORD's hand is not bshortened, that it b Num. xi. 2.
2 But your iniquities have separated between you and
hands are defiled with blood, and your fin- c ch. i. 15.
4 None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth :
$ They hatch || cockatrice eggs, and weave the spider's 11 Or, adders'.
, that is crushed breaketh out into a viper.
Ps. vii. 14.
sprinkled is as if there brake ou a viper
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15. f Prov. i. 16.
6 Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall
they cover themselves with their works : their works are e Job viii. 14, works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands.
7 * Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed Rom. iii. lá innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; *Heb. break- wasting and * destruction are in their paths.
8 The way of peace they know not; and there is no + Or, right. +judgment in their goings : they have made them crooked
paths : whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.
9 9 Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.
10 We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noon day as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men.
11 We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves : we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.
12 For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us : for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them ;
13 In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.
14 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.
15 Yea, truth faileth ; and he that departeth from evil Or, is ac
# maketh himself a prey: and the Lord saw it, and fit
displeased him that there was no judgment. evil in his eyes.
counted mad. & Heb. it was
The future Glory and Triumph of the Church.
ISAIAH LIX. ver. 16, TO THE END.
16 9 And he saw that there was no man, and wondered 8 ch. Ixii. 5. that there was no intercessor : 8 therefore his arm brought
salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained
17 h For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and
18 i According to their || deeds, accordingly he will repay, || Heb. recom- fury to his adversaries, recompence to his
enemies ; to the islands he will repay recompence.
h Eph. vi. 14, 17. 1 Thess. v. 8.
i ch. Ixiii, 6.
19 So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the A.C. 710 west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in " like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD k Rev. xii. 15. shall * lift up a standard against him.
* Or, put him 20 g And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto rom. xi. 26. them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.
21 As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for
1 The glory of the church in the abundant access of the Gentiles, 15 and the great
blessings after a short affliction. 1 Arise, + shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the bribe como
lightened ; for the LORD is risen
, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
4 . Lift up thine eyes round about, and see : all they n ch. xlix.
5 Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart
6 The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the drome-
7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory.
8 Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows ?
9 Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, P to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their p Gal. iv. 26. gold with them, unto the name of the Lord thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee.
10 And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and
the sea shall be turned toward thce.
9 Rev. xxi. 25.
A.C. 710 their kings shall minister unto thee: for in my wrath I smote
thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee.
11 Therefore thy gates 9 shall be open continually; they
shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto * Or, wealth. thee the * forces of the Gentiles, and that their kings may
12 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.
13 The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious.
14 The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come
bending unto thee ; and all they that despised thee shall r Rev. iii. I. "bow themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they
shall call thee, The city of the LORD, The Zion of the Holy
15 Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated, so that
16 Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty one of Jacob.
17 For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron: I will also make thy officers peace, and thine exactors righteousness.
18 Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.
19 The sun shall be no more thy light by day ; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the Lord
shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.
20 Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the Lord shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.
21 Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.
22 A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one
1 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the
$ Rev. xxi. 23 & xxii, 5.
t Luke iv, 18.
meek ; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to A.C. T10
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lorn, and the
3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of beaviriess; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
4. And they shall • build the old wastes, they shall raise u ch. Ivii. 12. up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations. 5 And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.
6 But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our God; ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.
? For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion : therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.
8 For I the Lord love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
9 And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring among the people: all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which the LORD hath blessed,
10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God, for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom * decketh himself with orna- *. Heh. deckments, and as a bride adorneth lierself with her jewels.
11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth ; so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.
eth as a priest.
1 The ferrent desire of the prophet to confirm the church in God's promises. 5 The
1 For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Je-