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CHAPTER 1. q 11 In the day that thy walls are, be confounded at all their might: to be built, in that day shall the de- they shall lay their hand upon their cree be far removed.

mouth, their ears shall be deaf. 12 In that day also he shall come 17 They shall lick the dust like a even to thee from Assyria, and from serpent, they shall move out of their the fortified cities, and from the for- boles like worms of the earth : they tress even to the river, and from sea shall be afraid of the LORD our God, to sea, and from mountain to moun- and shall fear because of thee. taip.

1 18 Who is a God like unto thee, 13 Notwithstanding, the land shall that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth be desolate because of them that by the transgression of the remnant dwell therein, for the fruit of their of his heritage ? he retaineth not his doings.

anger for ever, because he delightg 14 4 Feed thy people with thy eth in mercy: rod, the flock of thy heritage, which b 19 He will turn again, he will dwell solitarily in the wood, in the have compassion upon us; he will midst of Carmel: let them feed in subdue our iviquities; and thou wilt! Bashan and Gilead, as in the days cast all their sins into the depths of of old.

the sea. g 15 According to the days of thy 20 Thou wilt perform the truth to coming out of the land of Egypt will Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, 1 shew unto bim marvellous things. which thou hast sworn unto our fa

16 ! The nations shall see and thers from the days of old.

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1 NAHUM. CHAP. I.

dignation ? and who can abide in THE burden of Nineveh. The the fierceness of his anger ? his fury the Elkoshite.

are thrown down by him. 1 2 God is jealous, and the LORD t 7 The Lord is good, a strong revengeth ; the LORD revengeth, hold in the day of trouble : and he and is furious ; the LORD will take knowcth them that trust in him. vengeance on his adversaries, and t 8 But, with an overrunning flood he reserveth wrath for his enemies.be will make an utter end of the 1 3 The LORD is slow to anger, place thereof, and darkness shall and great in power, and will pot at pursue his enemies. all acquit the wicked :. the LORD 9 What do ye imagine against hath his way in the whirlwind and the LORD ? he will make a: utter in the storm, and the clouds are the end : affliction shall not rise up the dust of bis feet.

second time. & 4 He rebuketh the sea, and mak- i 10 For while they be folden togeeth it dry, and drieth up all the ri- ther as thorns, and while they are vers : Bashan languisheih, and Car- drunken as drunkards, they shall be mel, and the flower of Lebanon lan- devoured as stubble fully dry. guisheth.

11 There is one come out of thee, $ 5 The mountains quake at him, that imagineth evil against the and the hills melt, and the earth is Lord, a wicked counsellor. burned at his presence, yea, the 12 Thus saith the LORD; Though world, and all that dwell there they be quiet, and likewise many, yet in.

ibus shall they be cut down, when 6 Who can stand before his in- he shall pass through. Though I

have afficted thee, I will afflict thee g 8 But Nineveh is of old like a no more.

pool of water: yet they shall flee r 13 For now will I break his yoke away. Stand, stand, shall they cryi from off thee, and will bursi thy but none shall look back, bonds in sunder.

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ye the spoil of silver, take 14 And the Lord hath given a the spoil of gold : for there is none commandment concerning thee, that end of the store and glory out of all no more of thy name be sown: out the pleasant furniture. of the house of thy gods will I cut 10 She is empty, and void, and off the graven image and the molten waste: and the heart melteth, and inage: I will make thy grave; for the knees smite together, and much thou art vile.

pain is in all loins, and the faces of d 15 Behold upon the mountains ihem all gather blackness. the feet of him ihat bringeth good i 11 Where is the dwelling of the tidings, that publisheth peace? O lions, and the feeding-place of the Judah, keep thy solemn feasts, per young lions, where the lion, even the form thy vows: for the wicked shall old lion, walked, and the lion's no more pass through thee: he is whelp, and none made them afraid? ulterly cast off.

12* The lion did tear in pieces CHAP. II.

enough for his whelps, and stranSE that dasheth in pieces is gled for his lionesses, and filled his the munition, watch the way, make ravin. thy loins strong, fortify thy power w 13 Behold, I am against thee, mightily.

saith the LORD of hosts, and I will i ? For the LORD hath turned burn her chariots in the smoke, and away the excellency of Jacob, as the the sword shall devour thy young excellency of Israel : for the empti- lions : and I will cut off thy prey ers have emptied them out, and from the earth, and the voice of thy marred their vine-branches, messengers shall no more be heard. 3 The shield of his mighty men is

CHAP. III. made red, the valiant men are in u to the bloody city! it is scarlet : the chariots shall be with flaming torches in the day of his ry; the prey departeth not ; preparation, and the fir-trees shall 2 The noise of a whip, and the be ierribly shaken.

noise of the rattling of the wheels, w 4 The chariots shall rage in the and of the prancing horses, and of streets, they shall justle one against the jumping chariots. another in the broad ways: they r 3 The horseman lifleth up both shall seem like torches, they shall the bright sword, and the glittering run like the lightnings.

spear: and there is a multitude of 5 He shall recount his worthies : slain, and a great number of carthey shall stumble in their walk; casses; and there is none end of they shall make haste to the wall their corpses ; they stumble upon thereof, and the defence shall be pre- their corpses : pared.

4 Because of the multitude of * 6 The gates of the rivers shall be the whoredoms of the well-favoured opened, and the palace shall be harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, dissolved.

that selleth nations through her 7 And Huzzab shall be led away whoredoms, and families through captive, she shall be brought up, her witchcrafts. and her maids shall lead her as wiih w 5 Behold, I am against thee, saith the voice of doves, labering upon

LORD of hosts; and I will distheir breasts.

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I will shew the nations thy naked- of thee are women : the gates of thy ness, and the kingdoms thy shame. land shall be set wide open unto

6 And I will cast abominable thine enemies : the fire shall devour filth upon thee, and make thee vile, thy bars. and will set thee as a gazing-stock. 14 Draw thee waters for the g. 7 And it shall come to pass, that siege, fortify thy strong holds : go all they that look upon thee shall into clay, and tread the mortar, flee from thee, and say, Nineveh is make strong the brick-kiln. laid waste : who will bemoan her; 10 15 There shall the fire devour whence shall I seek comforters for thee; the sword shall cut thee off, thee?

it shall eat thee up like the cankerg 8 Art thou better than populous worm : make thyself many as the No, that was situate among ihe ri- canker-worm, make thyself many vers, that had the waters round about as the locusts. it, whose rampart was the sea, and 16 Thou hast multiplied thy merher wall was from the sea ?

chants above the stars of heaven: g9 Ethiopia and Egypt were her the canker-worm spoileth, and flieth strength, and it was infinite ; Put and away. Lubim were thy helpers.

17 Thy crowned are as the lo10 Yet was she carried away, she custs, and thy captains as the great went into captivity : her young chil- grasshoppers, which camp in the dren also were dashed in pieces al hedges in the cold day, bui when the the top of all the streets : and they sun ariseth they flee away, and their east lots for her honourable men, place is not known where they are. and all her great men were bound - 18 Thy shepherds slumber, Oking in chains.

of Assyria : ihy nobles shall dwell 11 Thou also shalt be drunken : in the dust : thy people is scattered thou shalt be hid, thou also shalt upon the mountains, and 10 man gaseek strength because of the ene thereth them.

19 There is no healing of thy i 12 All thy strong holds shall be bruise; thy wound is grievous : all like fig-trees with the first ripe figs : that hear the bruit of thee shall clap if they be shaken, they shall even the hands over thee: for upon whom fall into the mouth of the eater. hath not thy wickedness passed conw 13 Behold, thy people in the midst Itinually?

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the righteous; therefore, wrong judg. HE burden which Habakkuk ment proceedeth.

the prophet did see. w 5 Behold ye among the hea. 2 O LORD, how long shall I cry, then, and regard, and wonder mar. and thou wilt not hear even cry out vellously : for I will work a work in into thec of violence, and thou wilt your days, which ye will not believe not save!

though it be told you. c 3 Why dost thou shew me ini- < 6 For lo, I raise up the Chal quity, and cause me to behold griev- deans, that bitter and hasty nation, ance ? for spoiling and violence are which shall march through the before me : and there are that raise breadth of the land, to possess the up strife and contention.

dwelling-places that are not theirs. 4 Therefore, the law is slacked, 7 They are terrible and dreadful : and judgment doth never go forth their judgment and their dignity for the wicked doth compass about I shall proceed of themselves.

8 Their horses also are swifter d 2 And the LORD answered me, than the leopards, and are more and said, Write the vision, and ferce than the evening wolves : and make it plain upon tables, that he their borsemen shall spread them- may run that readeth il. selves, and their horsemen shall 3 For the vision is yet for an apcome from sar; they shall fly as the pointed time, but at the end it shall eagle that hasteth to eat.

speak, and not lie : though it larry, 9 They shall come all for violence: wait for it; because it will surely their faces

, shall sup up as the east come, it will not larry: wind, and they shall gather the cap-C 4 Behold, his soul which is listed tivity as the sand.

up, is not upright in tim: but the 10 And they shall scoff at the just shall live by bis faith. kings, and the princes shall be a 5 | Yea also, because he transscorn unto them : they shall deride gresseth by wine, he is a proud man, every strong hold; for they shall neither keepeth at home, who enheap dust, and take it.

largeth his desire as hell, and is as r 18 Then shall his mind change, death, and cannot be satisfied, but and he shall pass over, and offend, gathereth unto him all nations, and imputing this' his power unto his heapeth unto him all people : god.

w 6 Shall not all ubese take up a i 12 1 Art thou not from everlast- parable against him, and a launting ing, O LORD my God, my Holy proverb against him, and say, Wo One? We shall not die. OʻLORD, io him that increaseth that which is thou hast ordained them for judg- not his! how long ? and to him that ment; and, O mighty God, thou ladeth himself with thick clay! hast established them for correction. 7 Shall they not rise up suddenly 1 13 Thou art of purer eyes than to that shall bite thee, and awake that behold evil, and canst not look on shall vex thee, and thou shalt be for iniquity : wherefore lookest thou booties unto them? upon them that deal treacherously, 8 Because thou hast spoiled many and holdest thy tongue when the nations, all the remnani of the peo wicked devoureth the man that is ple shall spoil thee; because of more righteous than he ?

men's blood, and for the violence of -- 14 And makest meu as the fishes the land, of the city, and of all that of the sea, as the creeping things, dwell therein. that have no ruler over them? 209 9 Wo to him that coveteth an i 15 They take up all of them with evil covetousness to his house, that the angle, they catch them in their he may set his nest on high, that he nel, and gather them in their drag : may be delivered from the power of therefore they rejoice and are glad. evil!

16 Therefore they sacrifice unto 10 Thou hast consulted shame to their net, and burn incense unto thy house by cuuing off many peotheir drag; because by them their ple, and hast sinned against thy soul. portion is fat, and their meat plen-Eil For the stone shall cry out of teous.

the wall, and the beam out of the 17 Shall they therefore empty timber shall answer it. their net, and not spare continually 12 Wo to him that buildeth a to slay the nations ?

town with blood, and establisheth a CHAP. II.

city by iniquiry! I

WILL stand upon my watch, 13 Behold, is it not of the LORD of

and set me upon the tower, and hosts that the people shall labour in will watch to see what he will say the very fire, and the people shall unto me, and what I shall answer weary themselves for very vanity ? when I am reproved,

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with the knowledge of the glory of|8 6 He stood, and measured the the LORD, as the waters cover the sea. earth : be bebeid, and drove asun

15 ! Wo unto him that giveth his der the nations ; and the everlasting neighbour drink, that puttest thy mountains were scattered, the per. botile to him, and makesthim drunk- petual hills did bow: his ways are en also, that thou mayest look on everlasting: their nakedness!

g 7 I saw the tents of Cushan in af16 Thou art filled with shame for Hiction: and the curtains of the land glory : drink thou also, and let thy of Midian did tremble. foreskin be uncovered: the cup of 8 Was the LORD displeased the Lord's right hand shall be turn- against the rivers ? was thine anger ed unto thee, and shameful spewing against the rivers ? was thy wrath shall be on thy glory.

against the sea, that thou didst ride & 17 For the violence of Lebanon upon thy horses, and thy chariols of shall cover thee, and the spoil of salvation ? beasts, which made them afraid, be. 9 Thy bow was made quite nak. cause of men's blood, and for the ed, according to the oaths of the violence of the land, of the city, tribes, even thy word. Selah. Thou and of all that dwell therein. didst cleave the earth with rivers.

18 | What profiteth the graven s 10 The mountains saw thee, and image that the maker thereof hath they trembled: the overflowing of graven it; the molten image, and a the water passed by: the deep ut. teacher of lies, that the maker oftered his voice, and lifted up his his work trusteth tberein, to make hands ou high. dumb idols 1

11 The sun and moon stood still P 19 Wo unto him that saith to in their habitation : at the light of the wood, Awake ; to the dumb thine arrows they went, and at the stone, Arise, it shall teach! Behold, shining of thy glittering spear. it is laid over with gold and silver, 12 Thou didst march through the and there is no breath at all in the land in indignation, thou didst ihresh midst of it.

the heathen in anger. 820 But the LORD is in his holy 13 Thou wentest forth for the temple: let all the earth keep si- salvation of thy people, even for sallence before him.

vation with thine anointed; thou CHAP. III.

woundedst the head out of the house A

PRAYER of Habakkuk the of the wicked, by discovering the

prophet upon Shigiopoth. foundation unto the neck. Selah. 2 2 0 LORD, I have heard thy 14 Thou didst strike through with speech and was afraid : O LORD, his staves the head of his villages : revive thy work in the midst of the they came out as a whirlwind to years, in the midst of the years make scatter me: their rejoicing was as to known; in wrath remember mercy: devour the poor secretly. $3 God came from Teman, and E 15 Thou didst walk through the the Holy One from mount Paran. sea with thy horses, through the Selah. His glory covered the hea- heap of great waters. vens, and the earth was full of his 16 When I heard, my belly trempraise.

bled; my lips quivered at the voice : 4 And his brightness was as the rottenness entered into my bones, light; he had horns coming out of and I trembled in myself, that I his hand : and there was the hiding might rest in the day of trouble : of his power.

when he cometh up unto the people, 5 Before him went the pestilence, he will invade them with his troops. and burning coals went forth at his 17 Although the fig-tree shall feet.

not blossom, neither shall fruit be in

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