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8 For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean. 9 * Whom shall he teach so and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. 10 For precept must be upon precept," precept upon precept ; line upon line, line ! upon line; here a little, and there a little: * 11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he o to this peo

e. 12 To whom he said, This is the rest where with ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing : yet they would not hear. 13 But the word of the Lord was unto them, precept upon precept, precept upon precept ; , line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken. 14 TWherefore hear the word of the LoRD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem. 15 Because we have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hit . ourselves : 16 of Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste. o 17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet and the haii shall sweep away the refug of lies, and the watcrs shall overflow the hiding-place. | 18 And your covenant with death shall be disaminolled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand ; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shill be trodden down by it. 19 From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you : for morning by morn- ; ing shall it, pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report. 20 for the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it : and the covering narroryci than that he can wrap himself in it. 21 For the Lorn shall rise up as in rilount Perazion, lit shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work ; and bring to pass his act, his strange act. : 22 Now therefore be ye not moors,

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23 * Give ye ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech. 24 Doth the plowman plow all day to sow 2 doth he open and break the clods of his ground 2 25 When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast in the principal wheat, and the Appointed barlev, and the rye in their place: 26 For his God doth instruct him to discretion, and doth teach him. 27 For the fitches are not threshed with a threshing instrument, neither is a cartwheel turned about upon the cunmin ; but the fitches are beaten out with a staff, and the cummin with a rod. 28 Bread-corn is bruised ; because he will not ever be threshing it, nor break it with the wheel of his cart, nor bruise it oth his horsemen. 29 This also cometh forth from the Lord of hosts, which is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working. CHA P. XXIX. 1. God's judgments ofton Jerusalem. 9 Their sense/rssness, 13 and drof hysiocrisis. V OF to Ariel, to Ariel, the city zohere David dwelt add ye year to year; let them kill sacrifices. 2 Yet I will distress A:iel, and there sltall be heaviness and sorrow ; and it shall be unto me as Alicl. 3 And I will camp against thee to nil about, and will lay siege against thee with

a mount, and I will raise forts against thee.

4 And thout shall be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and

thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a

familiar spirit, out of the ground, and
thy speech shall whisper out of the dust.
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strangers shall be like small dust, and the
multitude of the terrible ones shall be as
chaff that passeti, away : yea, it shall be.
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6 ‘Thou shalt be visited of the Lop D of
hosts with thunder, and with earthquake,
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and the flame of devouring fire.
7 *. And the mult’tude of all the nations
that fight against Ariel, even all that fight

against her and her munition, and that distress her, shall be as a dream of a , night-vision.

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562 Sonsciessness of the Jews. not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink. 10 For the Lord hath on you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath

closed your eyes; the prophets and your |

rulers, the secrg hath he covered. 11 And the vision of all is become unto vou as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee : and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed: 12 And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not leathed. 13 * Wherefore the LoRD said, Forasmuch as this people draw near one with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: 14 *... chold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid. 15 Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the Lord, and their works are in the dark, and they say, VWho seeth us? and who knoweth us? 16 Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made ne not 2 or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding? * 17 Is it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful

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21 That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reroveth in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nought. 22 Therefore thus saith the Lor D, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be ashamcd, neither shall his face now wax pale. 23 But when he seeth his children, the work of mine hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of Israel. 24. They also that erred in spirit shall eome to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.

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| CHAP. XXX. 1 The fieofile threatened for their conso dence in Egypt, 8 and contempt of | God's wors. OE to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a cover'i but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin : 2 That walk to go down into Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt' 3 Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion. 4 For his princes were at Zoan, and his ambassadors came to Hanes. 5 They were all ashamed of a people that could not profit them, nor be an help nor profit, but a shame, and also a reproach. 6 The burden of the beasts of the south : into the land of trouble and anguish, from whence come the young and old lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent, they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of |. asses, and their treasures upon the ounciics of camels, to a people that shall not profit them. 7. For the Egyptians shall help in vain, ard to no purpose: therefore have I cried concerning this, Their strength is to sit still. 8 of Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever: 9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the Lord : 10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, propilesy deceits: 11 Get you out of the way, turn aside t t

out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us. 12 Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word. and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon: 13 Therefore this iniquity shall be te you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose bre...king cometh suddenly at an instant. | 14 And he shall break it as the break|ing of the potter’s vessel that is broken in pieces; he shall not spare: so that there shall not be found in the bursting of it a shcrq to take fire from the hearth, or to

| take water withal out of the pit. i 15 For thus saith the Lord God, the | Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be sayed; in quietness and in | confidence shall be your strength: and ye 'i would not.

| 16 But ye said, No; for we will flee " upon hot scs; therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift. 17 One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one; at the rebuke of five shall ye flee: till ye be left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and as an ensign on a hill. 18's And therefore will the Lo R D wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you : for the Lo R D is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him. 19 For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more : he will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when he shall hear it, he will answer thee. 20 And though the Lond give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine cyes shall see thy teachers: 21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left. 22 Ye shall defile also the covering of thy graven images of silver, and the ornament of thy molten imagcs of gold : thou shalt cast them away as a menstruous cloth ; thou shalt say unto it, Get thee hence. 23 Then shall he give the rain of thy seed, that thoushaltsow the ground withal; and bread of the increase of the earth, and it shall be fat and plentedus: in that day shall thy cattle feed in large pastures. 24 The oxen likewise and the young asses that ear the ground shall eat clean rovender, which hath been winnowed with the shovel and with the fan. 25 And there shall be upon every high mountain, and upon every high hill, 1ivers and streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall. 26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the fight of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LoRD bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound. ... * Behold, the name of the Lo RD cometh from far, burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire : 28 And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach to the midst of the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity : and there shall lie a bridle in the jaws of the peoplc, causing them to err. 29 Ye shall liave a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a jipe to come into the mountain of the }: p, to the mighty ()ne of Israel.

The feofile defise God's word. CHAP. xxx1. Folly of trusting in Egypt. 563

30 And the Lord shall cause his glo1ious voice to be heard, and shall shew the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones. 31 For through the voice of the Lorn shall the Assyrian be beaten down, which smote with a rod. 32 And in every place wherethegrounded staff shall pass, which the Loop shall lay upon him, it shall be with tabrets and harps: and in battles of shaking will he fight with it. 33 For Tophet is ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he hath made it deep and large : the pile thereof is fire and much wood ; the breath of the LoRD, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it. CHAP. XXXI. The firofthet sheveth the folly in trusting to Egypt, and forsaking of God. Wo: to them that go down to Egypt for help ; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the Lo RD ! 2 Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil, and will not call back his words: but will arise against the house of the evil-doers, and against the help of them . that work iniquity. 3 Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and not spirit, When the Lo R p shall stretch out his hand, both he that helpeth shall fall, and he that is holpen shall fall down, and they all shall fail o: 4. For thus hath the Lord spoken unon me, Like as the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the Lord of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof, 5 As birds flying, so will the Lord of hosts defend Jérusalem ; defending also he will deliver it ; and passing over he will preserve it. 6 [Turn ye unto him from whom the children of Israel have deeply revolted. 7 For in that day every man shall cast away his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which your own hands have made unto you for a sin. 8 * Then shall the Assyrian fall with the sword, not of a mighty man; and the sword, not of a mean man, shall devour him; but he shall flee from the sword, and his young men shall be discomfited. 9 And he shall pass over to his strong

huld for fear, and his poinces shall be

364 Riessings of Christ's Kingdom. ISAIAH.

afrid of the ensign, saith the Lo RD, who e fire is in Zion, and his furnace in

Jerusalem. CHAP. XXXII. 1 she blessings of Christ's kingdom. 9 1), olation is foreshewn. 15 Restoratio is fromised to succeed. EHOLD, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment. 2 And a man shall be as an hidingplace from tie wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a w cary land. 3 And the eves of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear on all hearken. 4 The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammeters shall be ready to speak plainly. 5 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said to be bountiful. 6 For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter croor against the LöRD, to make empty the soul of the hungry; and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail. 7 The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right. 8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand. 9 * Rise up, ye women that are at ease; hear my voice, ye careless daughters ; give ear unto my speech. 10 Many days and years shall ye be troubled, ye careless women : for the vintage shall fail, the gathering shall not Cold it. 11 Tremble, ye women that are at case ; he troubled, ye careless oncs: strip ye, and make ye bare, and gird sack cloth upon your loins. 12 They shall lament for the teats, for the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine. 13 Upon the land of my people shall come up thorns and briers; yea, upon all the houses of joy in the joyous city: 14 Because the palaccsshall beforsaken; the multitude of the city shall be left; the forts and towers shall be for dens for ever, a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks; 15 Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest. 16 Thon judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field. 1, And the work of righteousness shal;

be peace; and the effect of righteousness,

quiculess and assurance for ever. 18 And my people shall dwell in a

God’s favour toward it. peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting-places; 19 When it shall hail, coming down on the forest ; and the city shall be low in a low place. 20 Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters, that send forth thither the feet of the ox and the ass. CHAP. XXXIII. 1 God's judgments against the enemies of the church. 13 Thr/rivileges of the gro. Ol' to thee that spoilest, and to 1. - Trast not spoiled; and dealestorescherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee! when thou shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled; and when thru shalt make an end to deal treachers,sly, they shall deal treacherously with thee. 2 O Lorp, bc gracious unto us; we have waited for thee: be thou their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble. , 3 At the noise of the tumult the... fled ; at the lifting up of thyself the hations were scattered. 4 And you spoil shall be gathered Hike the gathering of the catcrpillar : as the unning to and fro of locusts shall he run upon them 5 The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on high : he hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness. 6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the Lord is his treasure. 7 Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without: the ambassadors of peace shall weep hitterly. 8 The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth : he hath broken the covenant, he hath despised the cities, he regardeth no man. 9 The earth mourneth and languisheth : Lebanon is ashamed and hewn down : Sharon is like a wilderness; and Bashan and Carmel shake off their fruits. 10 Now will I rise, saith the Lot D : now will I be exalted; now will I lift up myself. 11 Ye shall conceive chaff, ye shall bring forth stubble: your breath, as fire, shall devour you. - 12 And the people shall be as the burnings of lime: as thorns cut up shall they be burned in the fire. 13 * Hear, ye that are far off, what I o done ; and ye that are near, acknowledge my might. 14 'i he sinners in Zion are afraid : ! fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who o; us shall dwell with the de•ouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everiasting burnings? 15. He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly ; he that despiseth the

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How God revengeth his church. CHAP. gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands || #. holding of brixes, that stop eth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from secting evil; 16. He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the mutitions of rocks: bread shall be given him ; his waters shall be sure. 17 Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the laid that is very far off. * 18 Thine heart shall meditate terror. Where is the scribe 2 where is the receiver 2 where is he that counted the towers * 19 Thou shalt not see a fierce people, a people of deeper speech than thou canst perceive ; of a stammering tongue, that thout camst not understand. 20 Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities: thine eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be taken down; not one of the stakes thereof shall ever be removed, neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken. 21 But there the glorious Lorp will be untous a placcos broad rivers and streams; wherein simall go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby. o 22 For the Lon D is our judge, the H.O.R D is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king ; he will save us. 23 Thy tacklings are loosed; they could not well strengthen their mast, they could not spread the sai!: then is the prey of a great spoil divided; the lame take the prey. 24 And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick : the people that dwell therein * /ai/ be forgiven their iniquity. CHAP. XXXIV. 1 The judgments whereoth God revengeth /lis church. 11 The desolation of her enconice. 16 The certainty of the firosh cy. * O.M.F. hear, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people : let the earth Lear, and all that is ". the world, ::1:d all things that come forth of it. 2 For the indignation of the Lorp is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their armies: lie hath utterly destroyed them, he h;th delivered them to the slaughter. 3 invir slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shal; come up out of their carcases, and the n:ountains shall be meited with their blocsl. 4 And all the host of licaven shall be disrived, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scrol: ; and all their host shall foil down, as the leaf falleth of from the vine, and as a failing fog from the fig-tree. 5 For mv sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to Justoment. 6 The sword of the Lon D is filled with Blood, it is made fat wish fathess, and

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with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams : for the l,o R D hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea. 7 And the unicorns shall come down. with thcm, and the buttocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness. 8 For it is the day of the Lo RD's veilgeance, and the year of recompenses for the controversy of Zion. 9 And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch. Jo It shall not be quenchctl night nor day ; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste ; none shall pass through it for ever and ever. 11 *| But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it : and he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness. 12 They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none shall be there, and all her princes shail be nothing. 13 And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be a habitaltion of dragons, and a court for owis. 14. The wild beasts of the descrt shall also meet with the wiłł incoists of the is]and, and the satyr shal cry to his follow ; the screech-owl also shall rest there, and find for herself a place of rest. o 15 There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and hotch, and gather under her shadow : there shall the votures...lso be gathered, every one with her mate. 16 °. Seek ye out of the book of the I.on p, and read : no one of these shall

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