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THE PROPHET MICAH
Wherewith shall I come before the Lord, And bow myself before the high God? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, With calves a year old?
Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams,
THE PROPHET HABAKKUK
HABAKKUK I, II Nahum
0 Lord, how long shall I cry,
0 thou that art of purer eyes than to behold evil,
treacherously, And holdest thy peace when the wicked devoureth the righteous?
1 will stand upon my watch, And set me upon the tower,
And will look forth to see what he will say unto me,
And the Lord answered me, and said:
O Lord, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid:
Art thou displeased against the rivers, O Lord?
Is thine anger against the watercourses,
Or thy wrath against the sea,
That thou cleavest the rivers into dry land?
The mountains see thee, they tremble,
And the everlasting mountains are cleft asunder,
The perpetual hills do bow;
The rainflood of waters passeth on;
The deep uttereth his voice,
And lifteth up his hands on high.
When I heard, my heart failed me;
My lips quivered at the voice:
Rottenness entereth into my bones, and I tremble where I stand,
Lest for myself I should find no rest in the day of trouble.
Yet though the fig tree shall not blossom,
Neither shall fruit be in the vines;
The labour of the olive shall fail,
And the fields shall yield no meat;
Though the flock shall be cut off from the fold,
And there shall be no herd in the stalls:
Yet will I rejoice in the Lord,
Yea, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
Thus saith the Lord:Behold, I lay for a foundation a stone, A tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation.
Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, And, behold, a man with a measuring line in his hand.
therefrom with joy, Crying, Grace, grace unto it! And thou shalt rejoice to see the plummet in the
hands of the builders. Their hands have laid the foundations of this