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• land, &. and one king shall be king to them * all, &c. and David my servant shall be their • prince for ever. Ezekiel xxxvii. 21 to 26.
Jeremiah XXX. 9. Hosea iii. 5. And again by Zechariah ii. 10, II. fing and rejoice, "O daughter of Zion, for le! I come, and
will dwell in the midst of thee, faith tke Lord, • and many nations shall be joined to the Lord • in that day, and mall be my people; and • thou shalt know, that the Lord of Hofts have • fent me unto thee.
• Thus the Israelites, being cleansed from • all their iniquities, and enjoying the di• vine favor, will be blest with great light
and knowledge: For, thus faith the • Lord, behold the days come, that I will • make a new covenant with the house of Israel
and Judah ; I will put my law in their in. ward parts, &c. &c. ' I will forgive
their iniquity, &c. Jeremiah xxxi. 31, 33, *34. Ezekiel xxxvi. 26, 27, 28. And
again, they shall also walk in my judgments, • &c. and dwell in the land that I have given ? to Jacob, my fervant, &c. they and their in.
• children, &c. for ever. Moreover I will • make a covenant of peace with them, an
everlafling covenant ; and I will place them • and multiply them, and will set my fan£tu• ary in the midf of them for evermore, &c. • Isaiah xxx. 21. Ezekiel xxxvii. 24 to • 28.
• From hence it appears, that the Israel. • ites will never any more, as a nation, for• Sake God, but will from henceforth serve • him in truth and faithfulness; which • obedience will entitle them to all the • temporal blessings God has promised • them. And it is at this time we judge • the fountain shall rise in the temple or • house of God, at Jerusalem, which shall • soon become a considerable river, not to be • forded, and shall run into the desert. • Ezekiel xlvii. 8. and so on into the east sea, • and heal its salt and nauseous waters; fo
that there shall be a very great multitude • of filh in it, and of various forts. But it • is remarkable, that the marshes and miry • places about the east sea are not to be healed;
• See Ezekiel xlvii. 11. And on the banks
of this river shall grow trees, whose fruit * Thall be for food, and shall bring forth new • fruit every month, which shall not be li• able to rot, or be consumed; while the • leaves of the trees shall not fade, but shall • be used as medicine to heal many of • the disorders of the body. Ezekiel xlvü. • 1 to 13. so that the inhabitants shall not • say I am fick. Ilaiah xxxiii. 24. It ape * pears from Zechariah xiv. 8. that two • rivers will rise at Jerusalem, living, that is * running, waters shall go out from Jerufalem, • half of them towards the former, or the east. fea, and half of them towards the binder, or
the great sea ; that is the Mediterranean ; • which last will facilitate a commercial in
tercourse with the various countries of • Europe, &c.
• And to the same times do the following . prophecies of their great plenty and pro• sperity belong. Behold the days come, faith • the Lord, that the plowman shall overtake • the reaper, &c. fo that probably there will
"here two crops in the year, as in some
other countries. And they, my people Ilsrael, fall build the waste cities, &c. &c. • Amos ix. 13, 14. Joel iii. 18. And I
will cause the wild beasts to cease out of the • land, &c. And I will make them, my • people Ifrael, and the places round about my • hill a blessing, &c. And they mall no more • be a prey to the heathen, &c. and none shall • make them afraid. Ezekiel xxxiv. 25 to • 29. And now this land will become ex
ceedingly fruitful and pleasant, and abound with rivers, even in its most dry and • thirsty parts ; for in the wilderness Mall
waters break out, &c. &c. Isaiah xxxv. 6, •7. The Lord shall comfort Zion, &c. Joy
and gladness Mall be found therein, &c. • Ifaiah li. 3. compared with Ezekiel xxxvi. • 22 to the end. And again God says, It
Shall be to me a name of Joy, &c. before all • the nations of the earih, which mall hear all, "the good that I shall do unto them, &c. &c. * Jer. xxxiii. 9, 11. .
• At this time also we judge the pro• phecies will be fulfilled, which relate to
the exaltation of the Ifraelites above all people, agreeably tò what Moses assured them in Deut. xxvi. 19. xv. 6. This was indeed in some measure true in Solomon's reign, but continued so a very few years ; (whereas now it will now be more fully • accomplished. Thus God, by Isaiah, • speaking to Jerusalem says, The Gentiles
Shall come to thy light, &c. the fons of • frangers shall build up thy walls, and their • kings shall minister unto thee ; and the nation • and kingdom that will not serve thee shall * perish, &c. The fons also of them that af• flicted thee Mall come bending to thee, &c. • they shall call thee the city of the Lord, &c. • I will make thee an eternal excellency, &c. And again, strangers fall stand and feed
your flocks, &c, but ye shall be named the • priests of the Lord, the ministers of our God, • &c. He then adds, all that see them skall • acknowledge them, that they are the feed • which the Lord has bleft. Ifaiah Ixi. 6, 9.