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the children of the married wife, saith the coals in the fire, and that bringeth the Lord. Enlarge the place of thy forth an instrument for his work; and tent, and let them stretch forth the I have created the waster to destroy. curtains of thine habitations : spare No weapon that is formed against thee not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen shall prosper; and every tongue that thy stakes : for thou shalt break forth shall rise against thee in judgment on the right hand and on the left; thou shalt condemn. This is the heand thy seed shall inherit the Gen- ritage of the servants of the LORD ; tiles, and make the desolate cities to and their righteousness is of me, saith be inhabited. Fear not ; for thou shalt the Lord, liv. For Zion's sake will I not be ashamed; neitber be thou con- not hold my peace, and for Jerusafounded; for thou shalt not be put lem's sake I will not rest, until the to shame: for thou shalt forget the righteousness thereof go forth as shame of thy youth, and shalt not brightness, and the salvation thereof remember the reproach of thy widow- as a lamp that burneth. And the hood any more. For thy Maker is Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, thine husband; the LORD of hosts is and all kings thy glory: and thou his name ; and thy Redeemer, the shalt be called by a new name, which Holy One of Israel; The God of the the mouth of the LORD shall name. whole earth shall he be called. For Thou shalt also be a crown of glory the Lord hath called thee as a wo- in the hand of the LORD, and a royal man forsaken and grieved in spirit, diadem in the hand of thy God. Thou and a wife of youth, when thou wast shalt no more be termed Forsaken; refused, saith thy God. For a small neither shall thy land any more bé, moment have I forsaken thee; but termed Desolate : but thou shalt be with great mercies will I gather thee. called Hephzi-bah, and thy land BeuIn a little wrath I hid my face from lah: for the Lord delighteth in thee, thee for a moment; but with everlast- and thy land shall be married. For ing kindness will I have mercy on as a young man marrieth a virgin, so thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer. shall thy sons marry thee: and as the For this is as the waters of Noah unto bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, me: for as I have sworn that the waters so shall thy God rejoice over thee. of Noah should no more go over the I have set watchmen upon thy walls, earth ; so have I sworn that I would 0 Jerusalem, which shall never hold not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke their peace day nor night: ye that thee. For the mountains shall de- make mention of the Lord, keep not part, and the hills be removed; but silence, and give him no rest, till he my kindness shall not depart from establish, and till he make Jerusalem thee, neither shall the covenant of a praise in the earth. The Lord hath my peace be removed, saith the Lord sworn by his right hand, and by the that hath mercy on thee. O thou af arm of his strength, Surely I will no flicted, tossed with tempest, and not more give thy corn to be meat for thine comforted, behold, I will

lay thy stones enemies; and the sons of the stranger with fair colours, and lay thy foun- shall not drink thy wine, for the which dations with sapphires. And I will thou hast laboured: But they that have make thy windows of agates, and thy gathered it shall eat it, and praise the gates of carbuncles, and all thy bor- LORD; and they that have brought it ders of pleasant stones. "And all thy together shall drink it in the courts of children shall be taught of the Lord; my holiness. Go through, go through and great shall be the peace of thy the gates; prepare ye the way of the children. In righteousness shalt thou people ; cast up, cast up the highway; be established: thou shalt be far from gather out the stones ; lift up a standoppression ; for thou shalt not fear: ard for the people. Behold, the LORD and from terror ; for it shall not come hath proclaimed unto the end of the near thee. Behold, they shall surely world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, gather together, but not by me: who- Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, soever shall gather together against his reward is with him, and his work thee shall fall for thy sake. Behold, before him. And they shall call them, I have created the smith that bloweth | The holy people. The redeemed of

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the LORD: and thou shalt be called, | manner thereof. And out of them Sought out, A city not forsaken, shall proceed thanksgiving and the lxii. Alas! for that day is great, so voice of them that make merry: and that none is like it: it is even the time I will multiply them, and they shall of Jacob's trouble ; but he shall be not be few; I will also glorify them, saved out of it. For it shall come to and they shall not be small. Their pass in that day, saith the LORD of children also shall be as aforetime, hosts, that I will break bis yoke from and their congregation shall be estaoff thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, blished before me, and I will punish and strangers shall no more serve all that oppress them. And their themselves of him : but they shall nobles shall be of themselves, and serve the LORD their God, and David their governor shall proceed from the their king, whom I will raise up unto midst of them; and I will cause him them. Therefore fear thou not, O my to draw near, and he shall approach servant Jacob, saith the LORD; nei- unto me: for who is this that engaged ther be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, his heart to approach unto me? saith I will save thee from afar, and thy the LORD. And ye shall be my peoseed from the land of their captivity; ple, and I will be your God, Jer. and Jacob shall retum, and shall be xxx. 7–92. At the same time, in rest, and be quiet, and none shall saith the Lord, will I be the God make him afraid. For I am with thee, of all the families of Israel, and saith the LORD, to save thee: though they shall be my people. Thus saith I make a full end of all nations whi. the LORD, The people which were left ther I have scattered thee, yet will I of the sword found grace in the wilnot make a full end of thee : but I derness; even Israel, when I went to will correct thee in measure, and will cause him to rest. The LORD hath not leave thee altogether unpunished. appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, For thus saith the Lord, Thy bruise I have loved thee with an everlasting is incurable, and thy wound is griev- love: therefore with lovingkindness ous. There is none to plead thy cause, have I drawn thee. Again I will that thou mayest be bound up: thou build thee, and thou shalt be built, O hast no healing medicines. All thy virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be lovers have forgotten thee; they adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt seek thee not; for I have wounded go forth in the dances of them that thee with the wound of an enemy, make merry. Thou shalt yet plant with the chastisement of a cruel one, vines upon the mountains of Samaria : for the multitude of thine iniquity; the planters shall plant, and shall eat because thy sins were increased. Why them as common things. For there criest thou for thine affliction? thy shall be a day, that the watchmen sorrow is incurable for the multitude upon the mount Ephraim shall cry, of thine iniquity: because thy sins were Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion increased I have done these things unto the Lord our God. For thus unto thee. Therefore all they that saith the LORD ; Sing with gladness devour thee shall be devoured; and for Jacob, and shout among the chief all thine adversaries, every one of of the nations: publish ye, praise ye, them, shall go into captivity; and and say, O LORD, save thy people, they that spoil thee shall be a spoil

, the remnant of Israel. Behold, I will and all that prey upon thee will I bring them from the north country, give for a prey. For I will restore and gather them from the coasts of health unto thee, and I will heal thee the earth, and with them the blind of thy wounds, saith the Lord; be- and the lame, the woman with child cause they called thee an Outcast, and her that travaileth with child tosaying, This is Zion, whom no man gether : a great company shall return seeketh after. Thus saith the Lord, thither. They shall come with weepBehold, I will bring again the cap- ing, and with supplications will I tivity of Jacob's tents, and have mercy lead them: I will cause them to walk on his dwellingplaces; and the city by the rivers of waters in a straight shall be builded upon ber own heap, way, wherein they shall not stumble : and the palace shall remain after the for I am a father to Israel, and

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Hear the have despised my people, that they word of the LORD, O ye nations, and should be no more a nation before declare it in the isles afar off, and them. Thus saith the LORD; If my say, He that scattered Israel will ga- covenant be not with day and night, ther him, and keep him, as a shep- and if I have not appointed the ordiherd doth his flock. For the LORD nances of heaven and earth ; then will hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed I cast away the seed of Jacob, and him from the hand of him that was David my servant, so that I will not stronger than he. Therefore they take any of his seed to be rulers over shall come and sing in the height of the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Ja-, Zion, and shall flow together to the cob: for I will cause their captivity goodness of the LORD, for wheat, and to return, and have mercy on them, for wine, and for oil, and for the 24—26. But fear not thou, O my young of the flock, and of the herd: servant Jacob, and be not dismayed, and their soul shall be as a watered Israel : for, behold, I will save thee garden; and they shall not sorrow from afar off, and thy seed from the any more at all. Then shall the land of their captivity; and Jacob virgin rejoice in the dance, both young shall return, and be in rest and at men and old together : for I will turn ease, and none shall make him afraid. their mourning into joy, and will com- Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, fort them, and make them rejoice saith the LORD; for I am with thee; from their sorrow. And I will sa- for I will make a full end of all the tiate the soul of the priests with fat nations whither I have driven thee : ness, and my people shall be satisfied but I will not make a full end of thee, with my goodness, saith the LORD, but correct thee in measure; yet will xxxi. 1–14. How long wilt thou go I not leave thee wholly unpunished, about, 0 thou backsliding daughter? xlvi. 27, 28. In that day will I cause for the LORD hath created a new thing the horn of the bouse of Israel to bud in the earth, A woman shall compass forth, and I will give thee the opena man. Thus saith the Lord of hosts, ing of the mouth in the midst of them; the God of Israel, As yet they shall and they shall know that I am the use this speech in the land of Judah Lord, Ezek. xxix. 21. Therefore will and in the cities thereof, when I shall I save my flock, and they shall no bring again their captivity; The LORD more be a prey; and I will judge bebless thee, O habitation of justice, and tween cattle and cattle. And I will mountain of holiness. And there shall set up one Shepherd over them, and dwell in Judah itself, and in all the he shall feed them, even my servant cities thereof together, husbandmen, David ; he shall feed them, and he and they that go forth with flocks. shall be their shepherd. And I the For I have satiated the weary soul, Lord will be their God, and my serand I have replenished every sorrow- vant David a prince among them ; I ful soul, 22-25. Behold, the days the LORD have spoken it. And I will come, saith the Lord, that I will per- make with them a covenant of peace, form that good thing which I have and will cause the evil beasts to cease promised unto the house of Israel out of the land ; and they shall dwell and to the house of Judah. In those safely in the wilderness, and sleep in days, and at that time, will I cause the woods. And I will make them the Branch of righteousness to grow and the places round about my hill up unto David ; and he shall execute a blessing; and I will cause the shower judgment and righteousness in the to come down in his season: there land. In those days shall Judah be shall be showers of blessing. And saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell the tree of the field shall yield her safely: and this is the name where- fruit, and the earth shall yield her inwith she shall be called, The LORD crease, and they shall be safe in their our righteousness, xxxiii. 14—16. land, and shall know that I am the Considerest thou not what this people LORD, when I have broken the bands have spoken, saying, The two fami- of their yoke, and delivered them out lies which the LORD hath chosen, he of the band of those that served thembath even cast them off? thus they selves of them. And they shall no

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more be a prey to the heathen, nei- | The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, ther shall the beast of the land de- and utter his voice from Jerusalem; vour them : but they shall dwell safely, and the heavens and the earth shall and none shall make them afraid. shake: but the Lord will be the hope And I will raise up for them a Plant of his people, and the strength of the of renown, and they shall be no more children of Israel. So shall ye know consumed with hunger in the land, that I am the LORD your God dwellneither bear the shame of the heathen ing in Zion, my holy mountain : then any more. Thus shall they know that shall Jerusalem bě holy, and there I the Lord their God am with them, shall no strangers pass through her and that they, even the house of Israel, any more. And it shall come to pass are my people, saith the Lord God. in that day, that the mountains shall And ye my flock, the flock of my pas- drop down new wine, and the hills ture, are men, and I am your God, shall flow with milk, and all the saith the Lord God, xxxiv. 22- rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, 31. And say unto them, Thus saith and a fountain shall come forth of the the Lord God, Behold, I will take house of the LORD, and shall water the children of Israel from among the the valley of Shittim. Egypt shall heathen, whither they be gone, and be a desolation, and Edom shall be a will gather them on every side, and desolate wilderness, for the violence bring them into their own land : and against the children of Judah, because I will make them one nation in the they have shed innocent blood in their land upon the mountains of Israel; land. But Judah shall dwell for ever, and one king shall be king to them and Jerusalem from generation to geall: and they shall be no more two neration. For I will cleanse their nations, neither shall they be divided blood that I have not cleansed : for into two kingdoms any more at all: the LORD dwelleth in Zion, Joel iii. Neither shall they defile themselves 16—21. But upon mount Zion shall any more with their idols, nor with be deliverance, and there shall be hotheir detestable things, nor with any liness; and the house of Jacob shall of their transgressions : but I will possess their possessions, Obad. 17, save them out of all their dwelling: I will surely assemble, O Jacob, all places wherein they have sinned, and of thee; I will surely gather the remwill cleanse them: so shall they be nant of Israel; I will put them togemy people, and I will be their God. ther as the sheep of Bozrah, as the And David my servant shall be king flock in the midst of their fold: they over them: and they all shall have one shall make great noise by reason of shepherd : and they shall also walk the multitude of men. The breaker in my judgments, and observe my is come up before them: they have statutes, and do them. And they shall broken up, and have passed through dwell in the land that I have given the gate, and are gone out by it; and unto Jacob my servant, wherein your their King shall pass before them, fathers have dwelt; and they shall and the LORD on the head of them. dwell therein, even they and their Mic. ii. 12, 13. Sing, O daughter of children, and their children's chil-' Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and dren, for ever; and my servant David rejoice with all the heart, o daughter shall be their prince for ever. More- of Jerusalem. The Lord hath taken over, I will make a covenant of peace away thy judgments, he bath cast out with them; it shall be an everlasting thine enemy: the king of Israel, even covenant with them : and I will place the LORD, is in the midst of thee : them, and multiply them, and will set thou shalt not see evil any more. In my sanctuary

in the midst of them for that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, evermore. My tabernacle also shall | Fear thou not; and to Zion, Let not be with them, yea, I will be their thine hands be slack. The LORD thy God, and they shall be my people. God in the midst of thee is mighty; And the heathen shall know that I he will save, he will rejoice over thee the LORD do sanctify Israel, when with joy; he will rest in his love; he my sanctuary shall be in the midst will joy over thee with singing. I will of them for evermore, xxxvii. 21.-28. gather them that are sorrowful for the VOL. II.

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VER. 55. whom the reproach of it was a burden. (Καθώς ελάλησε προς τους πατέρας ημών, Behold, at that time I will undo all τω Αβραάμ, και το σπέρματι αυτού,) είς that afflict thee ; and I will save her tèy alwa. that halteth, and gather her that was a As he spake to our fathers, to Abradriven out; and I will get them praise ham, and to his seed for ever. and fame in every land where they a See on Matt. i. ver. 1. clause 3. have been put to shame. At that

VER. 56. time will I bring you again, even "Εμεινε δε Μαριάμ συν αυτή ώσει μήνας in the time that I gather you: for I

τρείς και υπέστρεψεν εις τον οίκον αυτής. will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I months, and returned to her own house.

And Mary abode with her about three turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the LORD, Zeph. iii. 14

VER. 57. 20. Who is left among you that saw

Τη δε Ελισάβετ επλήσθη ο χρόνος του this house in her first glory. and how rexeiy aithy xal éyémntsv vióv. do ye see it now? is it not in your

Now Elisabeth's full time came that eyes in comparison of it as nothing? she should be delivered; and she brought Yet now be strong, o Zerubbabel, forth a son. saith the LORD; and be strong, O

VER. 58. Joshua, son of Josedech, the high Και ήκουσαν οι περίοικοι και οι συγγενείς priest; and be strong, all ye people aitas, őri épsyáluvs Kúpsos to Exeos autoő of the land, saith the LORD, and work: μετ' αυτής και συνέχαιρον αυτη. for I am with you, saith the Lord of And her neighbours and her cousins hosts : According to the word that I heard how the Lord had shewed great covenanted with you when ye came mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her. out of Egypt, so my Spirit remaineth

VER. 59. among you : fear ye not. For thus saith the Lord of hosts, Yet once, it

Και εγένετο, εν τη ογδόη ημέρα ήλθον σεis a little while, and I will shake the ειτεμεΐν το παιδίον, και εκάλουν αυτό επι heavens, and the earth, and the sea,

τα ονόματι του πατρός αυτού, Ζαχαρίαν. and the dry land; and I will shake

And it came to pass, that a on the all nations, and the Desire of all na- eighth day they came to circumcise the tions shall come: and I will fill this child; und they called him Zacharias, house with glory, saith the Lord of after the name of his father. hosts. The silver is mine, and the

a And when eight days were accom. gold is mine, saith the Lord of hosts. plished for the circumcising of the The glory of this latter house shall be child, his name was called JESUS, greater than of the former, saith the which was so named of the angel beLORD of hosts : and in this place will fore he was conceived in the womb, I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts, Luke ii. 21. And he that is eight days Hag. ii

. 3—9. Cry yet, saying, Thus old shall be circumcised among you, saith the Lord of hosts, My cities he that is born in the house, or bought

every man-child in your generations; through prosperity shall yet be spread with money of any stranger, which is abroad; and the LORD shall yet comfort Zion, and shall yet choose Jeru- not of thy seed, Gen. xvii. 12. and

Ley. xii. 3. salem, Zech. iv. 17. And speak unto

VER. 60. him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man,

Και αποκριθείσα ή μήτηρ αυτού, είπεν: whose name is The BRANCH: and | Ουχί αλλά κληθήσεται Ιωάννης. he shall grow up out of his place, and

And his mother answered and said, he shall build the temple of the LORD: Not so; but he shall be called John. Even he shall build the temple of the

a But the angel said unto him, Fear Lord; and he shall bear the glory; heard ; and thy wife Elisabeth shall

not, Zacharias : for thy prayer is and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon his bear thee a son, and thou shalt call throne: and the counsel of peace

his name John, ver. 13. shall be between them both, vi. 12,

VER. 61. 13.

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