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Jerusalem. And he shall judge between the 4 nations, and shall 2 reprove many peoples: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk 5 in the light of the Lord. For thou hast for- 6 saken thy people the house of Jacob, because they be filled with customs from the east, and are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they strike hands with the children of strangers. Their land also is full of silver and gold, neither 7 is there any end of their treasures; their land also is full of horses, neither is there any end of their chariots. Their land also is full of 8 idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made. And the mean man "is bowed down, and the 9 great man 4is brought low: therefore forgive them not. Enter into the rock, and hide thee 10 in the dust, from before the terror of the Lord, and from the glory of his majesty. The lofty II looks of man shall be brought low, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day. For 12 "there shall be a day of the Lord of hosts upon all that is proud and haughty, and upon all that is lifted up; and it shall be brought low: and 13 upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan; and upon all the high mountains, and upon all 14 the hills that are lifted up; and upon every lofty 15 tower, and upon every fenced wall; and upon 16 all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant "imagery. And the loftiness of man shall be 17 bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be brought low: and the Lord alone shall be

18 exalted in that day. And the idols shall utterly

19 pass away. And men shall go into the caves of

the rocks, and into the holes of the 'earth, from 'iie\,.<tuit.
before the terror of the Lord, and from the
glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake

20 mightily the earth. In that day a man shall
cast away his idols of silver, and his idols of
gold, which they made for him to worship, to

21 the moles and to the bats; to go into the caverns of the rocks, and into the clefts of the ragged rocks, from before the terror of the Lord, and from the glory of his majesty, when

22 he ariseth to shake mightily the earth. 'Cease 'The Sept. ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: °erees. for wherein is he to be accounted of?

3 i For, behold, the Lord, the Lord of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah stay and staff, the whole stay of bread, and the

2 whole stay of water; the mighty man, and the man of war; the judge, and the prophet, and

3 the diviner, and the 'ancient; the captain of 'Or.llJer fifty, and the honourable man, and the counsellor, and the cunning 'artificer, and the skilful 4 Or, charmer

4 enchanter. And I will give children to be their

5 princes, and 'babes shall rule over them. And "9.^.'"M the people shall be oppressed, every one by cshainht"mit another, and every one by his neighbour: the mer them child shall behave himself proudly against the 'ancient, and the base against the honourable.

6 When a man shall take hold of his brother in the house of his father, saying, Thou hast clothing, be thou our 'ruler, and let this ruin be '<>,/«,#'

7 under thy hand: in that day shall he lift up his voice, saying, I will not be 7an healer; for in my 'Heb. a house is neither bread nor clothing : ye shall not btn'ter "f"

8 make me ruler of the people. For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the Lord, 'Or, Their to provoke the eyes of his glory. 'The shew 9

person"dolh of their countenance doth witness against them;

*<•• and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide

it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have

'Or, done 'rewarded evil unto themselves. Say ye of the 10 righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. Woe n unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for

'Or, doing the 'reward of his hands shall be 4given him.

* Heb. done to As for my people, children are their oppressors, 12

;'""' and women rule over them. O my people, they

6 Heb. which lead thee cause thee to err, and 'destroy

Mho* up. the way of thy paths The lqrd stanch up I3

6 Or, peopu to plead, and standeth to judge the 'peoples.

The Lord will enter into judgement with the 14
elders of his people, and the princes thereof:
It is ye that have eaten up the vineyard; the
spoil of the poor is in your houses: what mean 15
ye that ye crush my people, and grind the face
of the poor ? saith the Lord, the Lord of hosts.

Moreover the Lord said, Because the t6 daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet: therefore the Lord will smite 17 with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the Lord will lay bare their secret parts. In that day the Lord will 18 take away the bravery of their anklets, and *Oi. networhs the'cauls, and the crescents; the pendants, and 19 8 Or, chains the 'bracelets, and the mufflers; the headtires, 20 and the ankle chains, and the sashes, and the perfume boxes, and the amulets; the rings, and 21 the nose jewels; the festival robes, and the man- 22 tles, and the shawls, and the satchels; the hand 23 mirrors, and the fine linen, and the turbans, and the veils. And it shall come to pass, that in- 24 stead of sweet spices there shall be rottenness;

and instead of a girdle a rope; and instead of well set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth: branding

25 instead of beauty. Thy men shall fall by the

26 sword, and thy Eighty in the war. And her 'Heb. might. gates shall lament and mourn; and she shall be

; i ^desolate and sit upon the ground. And seven 'Or, emptied women shall take hold of one man in that day, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name; take thou away our reproach.

2 In that day shall the 'branch of the Lord 'Or,shoot be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the *, tfrmt 4land shall be 'excellent and comely for them 4 Or, earth

3 that are escaped of Israel. And it shall come 'Or,
to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that
remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy,
even every one that is written 'among the °Or.

4 living in Jerusalem: when the Lord shall have
washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion,
and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem

from the midst thereof, by the 'spirit of judge- 7 Or. b!ait

5 ment, and by the 'spirit of burning. And the

Lord will create over 'the whole habitation of sOr, every mount Zion, and over her assemblies, a cloud '** '"sfa' and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for over all the glory shall be

6 spread a canopy. And there shall be a pavilion for a shadow in the day-time from the heat, and for a refuge and for a covert from storm and from rain.

y i Let me sing * for my wellbeloved a song of 9 Or, of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved had a vineyard in 10a very fruitful hill: wHeb.a/wr», 2 and he "made a trench about it, and gathered noT'rf^l'// out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also hewed out a "winepress therein : and "Or, ioi- ''

he looked that it should bring forth grapes,
and it brought forth wild grapes. And now, O 3
inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah,
judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.
What could have been done more to my vine- 4
yard, that I have not done in it? wherefore,
when I looked that it should bring forth grapes,
brought it forth wild grapes? And now go to; 5
I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard:
I will take away the hedge thereof, and it

1 Or,burnt shall be 'eaten up; I will break down the fence
thereof, and it shall be trodden down: and I 6
will lay it waste; it shall not be pruned nor
hoed; but there shall come up briers and thorns:
I will also command the clouds that they rain
no rain upon it. For the vineyard of the Lord 7
of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of
b. ihe Judah 'his pleasant plant: and he looked for
judgement, but behold 'oppression; for right-

2 Or, shedding eousness, but behold a cry.

of blood Woe unto them that join house to house, 8

that lay field to field, till there be no room, and
ye be made to dwell alone in the midst of the
land! In mine ears saith the Lord of hosts, 9
Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, even
great and fair, without inhabitant. For ten 10
acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and a

• see Kzck. 4homer of seed shall yield but an ephah.

*"•"• Woe unto them that rise up early in the n

morning, that they may follow strong drink; that tarry late into the night, till wine inflame them! And the harp and the lute, the tabret ia and the pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the Lord, neither have they considered the operation of his hands. Therefore my people are gone into captivity, for 13

•Heh.rt«v lack of knowledge: and 'their honourable men

I/famine""1 are famished, and their multitude are parched

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