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the vines ; the labour of the olive I will joy in the God of my salvation. shali fail, and the fields shall yield 19 The LORD God is my strength, no meat ; the flock shall be cut off and he will make my feetlike binds from the fold, and there shall be no feet, and he will make me to walk herd in the stalls :

upon my high places. To the chief 18 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, singer on my siringed instruments.

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1 ZEPHANIAH. CHAP. I.

houses with violence and deceit. word LORD

10 come to pass in son of Cushi, the son of Gedaliah, shall be the noise of a cry from the the son of Amariah, the son of Hizo fish-gate, and a howling from the kiah, in the days of Josiah the son second, and a great crashing from of Ainon, king of Judah.

the hills. w 2 I will utterly consume all things g 11 Howl, ye inhabitants of Makfrom off the land, saith the Lord. iesh, for all the merchant people are

3 I will consume man and beast ; cut down; all they that bear silver I will consume the fowls of the hea- are cut off. ven, and the fishes of the sea, and c 12 And it shall come to pass at the stumbling-blocks with the wick- that time, that I will search Jerusaed; and I will cut off man from off lem with candles, and punish the the land, saith the LORD.

men that are settled on their lees: w 4 I will also stretch out my hand that say in their heart, The LORD upon Judah and upon all the inba. will noi do good, neither will he do bitants of Jerusalem ; and I will evil. cut off the remnant of Baal from this w 13 Therefore, their goods shall place, and the name of the Chema- become a booty, and their houses a rims with the priests ;

desolation : they shall also build p 5 And them that worship the host houses, but not inhabit them; and of heaven upon the house-lops ; and they shall plant vineyards, but not them that worship and that swear drink the wine thereof. by the Lord, and that swear by 14 The great day of the LORD is Malcham ;

near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, C 6 And them that are turned back even the voice of the day of the from the LORD; and those that have LORD: the mighty man shall cry not sought the LORD, nor inquired there bitterly. for him.

i 15 That day is a day of wrath, a d 7 Hold thy peace at the presence day of trouble and distress, a day of of the Lord God: for the day of wasteness and desolation, a day of the Lord is at hand : for the LORD darkness and gloominess, a day of hath prepared a sacrifice, he hath clouds and thick darkness, bid his guests.

16 A day of the trumpet and w 8 And it shall come to pass in the alarm against the fenced cities, and day of the Lord's sacrifice, that I against ihe high towers. will punish the princes, and the wo17 And I will bring distress upon king's children, and all such as are men, that they shall walk like blind clothed with strange apparel. men, because they have sinned

9 In the same day also will I against the LORD : and their blood punish all those that leap on the shall be poured out as dust, and ihreshold, which fill their masters' their flesh as the dung.

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1 18 Neither their silver nor their desolation: the residue of my peogold shall be able to deliver them in ple shall spoil them, and the remthe day of the Lord's wrath ; but nant of my people shall possess them. the whole land shall be devoured by c 10 This shall they have for their the fire of his jealousy: for he shall pride, because they have reproach. make even a speedy riddance of all ed and magnified ihemselves against them that dwell in the land. the people of the Lord of hosts. CHAP. II.

il The LORD will be terrible unyea, gather together, Ona gods of the earth; and men shall tion not desired;

worship bim, every one from his t 2 Before the decree bring forth, place, even all the isles of the heabefore the day pass as the chaff, beihen. fore the fierce anger of the LORD w 12 1 Ye Ethiopians also, ye shall come upon you, before the day of be slain by my sword. the Lord's anger come upon you.

13 And he will stretch out his d 3 Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek hand against the north, and destroy of the earth, which have wrought Assyria ; and will make Nineveh a his judgment; seek righteousness, desolation, and dry like a wilderseek meekness : it may be ye shall ness. be bid in the day of the Lord's an- r 14 And flocks shall lie down in ger.

the midst of her, all the beasts of the § 4 For Gaza shall be forsaken, nations : both the cormorant and the and Ashkelon a desolation : they bittern shall lodge in the upper linshall drive out Ashdod at the noon- tels of it; their voice shall 'sing in day, and Ekron shall be rooted up. the windows; desolation shall be in w 5 Wo unto the inhabitants of the the thresholds : for he shall uncover sea coasts, the nation of the Chere- the cedar work. thites! the word of the LORD is 15 This is the rejoicing city that against you: O Canaan, the land dwelt carelessly, that said in her of the Philistines, I will even de- heart, I am, and there is none bestroy thee, that there shall be no in- sides me : how is she become a dehabitant.

solation, a place for beasts to lie 6 And the sea coast shall be down in! every one that passeth by dwellings, and cottages for shep- her shall hiss, and wag his hand. herds, and folds for flocks.

CHAP. III. 8 7 And the coast shall be for the 20 to her that is filthy and remnant of the house of Judah ;

polluted, to the oppressing they shai. feed thereupon : in the city! bouses of Ashkelon shall they liec 2 She obeyed not the voice ; she down in the evening : for the LORD received not correction; she trusted their God shall visit them, and turn not in the LORD; she drew not away their captivity.

pear to her God. 18 'T I have heard the reproach of 3 Her princes within her are roarMoab, and the revilings of the chil- ing lions ; her judges are evening dren of Ammon, whereby they have wolves; they gnaw not the bones reproached my people, and magni- till the morrow. fied themselves against their border. p 4 Her prophets are light and f 9 Therefore, as I live, saith the treacherous persons : her priests Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, have polluted the sanctuary, they Surely Moab shall be as Sodom, have done violence to the law. and the children of Ammon as Go- 1 5 The just LORD is in the midst morrah, even the breeding of net. thereof; he will not do iniquity : des, and salt-pits, and a perpetual every morning doth he bring his

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judgment to light, he faileth not; c 13 The rempant of Israel shall but the unjust knoweth no shame. not do iniquity, nor speak lies ; nei

6 I have cut off the nations : their ther shall a deceitful tongue be towers are desolate ; I made their found in their mouth: for they shall streets waste, that none passeth by : feed and lie down, and none shall their cities are destroyed, so that make them afraid. there is no man, that there is none 14 | Sing, O daughter of Zion; inhabitant.

shout, O Israel ; be glad and rec7 I said, Surely thou will fear me, joice with all the heart, O daughter thou wilt receive instruction ; so of Jerusalem. their dwelling should not be cut off, b 15 The LORD bath taken away howsoever I punished them: but they thy judgments, he hath cast out rose early, and corrupted all their thine enemy : the King of Israel, doings.

even the LORD, is in the midst of 1 8 1 Therefore, wait ye upon me, thee : thou shalt nol see evil any saith the LORD, until the day that I more. rise up to the prey, for my determi- 16 In that day it shall be said to nation is to gather the nations, that Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to I may assemble the kingdoms, 10 Zion, Let not thy bands be slack. pour upon them mine indignation, b 17' The LORD thy God in the even all my fierce anger: for all the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, earth shall be devoured with the he will rejoice over thee with joy ; fire of my jealousy.

he will rest in his love, he will joy d 9 For ihen will I turn to the peo- over thee with singing. ple a pure language, that they may 18 I will gather them that are sor all call upon the name of the LORD, rowful for the solemn assembly, toho to serve him with one consent. are of thee, to whom the reproach

10 From beyond the rivers of of it was a burden. Ethiopia my suppliants, even the 19 Behold, at that time I will daughter of my dispersed, shall undo all that afflict thee : and I will bring mine offering.

save her that halteth, and gather c 11 In that day shalt thou not be her that was driven out; and I will ashamed for all ihy doings, wherein get them praise and fame in every thou hast transgressed against me: land where they have been put to for then I will iake away out of the shame. midst of thee them that rejoice in thy 6 20 At that time will I bring you pride, and thou shall no more be again, even in the time that I gahaughty because of my holy moun-ther you : for I will make you a tain.

name and a praise among all people d 12 I will also leave in the midst of the earth, when I turn back your of thee an afflicted and poor people, captivity before your eyes, saith the and they shall trust in the name of LORD the Lord.

I HAGGAI.
CHAP. I.

and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the second year of Darius the high priest, saying, in the first day of the month, came hosts, saying, This people say, The the word of the LORD by Haggai time is not come, the time that the the prophet unto Zerubbabel the Lord's house should be built son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, s 3 Then came the word of the

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the remnant of the people, and they Is it tiine for you, O ye, to came and did work in the house of dwell in your ceiled houses, and this the Lord of hosts, their God, house lie waste ?

15 lu the four and twentieth day d 5 Now, therefore, thus saith the of the sixth month, in the secoud LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. year of Darius the king. į 6 Ye have sown much, and bring

CHAP. 11. in little : ye eat, but ye have not s IN the seventh month, in the one enough; ye drink, but ye are not and twentieth day of the month, filled with drink; ye clothe you, but came the word of the Lord by the there is none warm; and he that prophet Haggai, saying, earneth wages, earneth wages to 2 Speak now to Zerubbabel the put it into a bag with holes. son of Shealtiel, governor of Jud7 | Thus saith the Lord of hosts; dah, and to Joshua the son of JoConsider your ways.

sedech the high priest, and to the 8 Go up to the mountain, and residue of the people, saying, bring wood, and build the house ; 3 Who is left among you that saw and I will take pleasure in it, and 1 this house in her first glory ? and will be glorified, saith the LORD. how do ye see it now ? is it not in f 9 Ye looked for much, and lo, it your eyes in comparison of it as came to little ; and when ye brought nothing? it home, I did blow upon it. Why? d 4 Yet now be strong, O Zerubsaith the LORD of hosts. Because babel, saith the LORD; and be of my house that is waste, and ye strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech run every man unto his own house.

the high priest; and be strong, all 10 Therefore, the heaven over ye people of the land, saith the you is stayed from dew, and the Lord, and work : for I am with earth is stayed from her fruit. you, saith the Lord of hosts :

11 And 'I called for a drought 5 According, lo the word that I upon the land, and upon the moun- covenanted with you when ye came tains, and upon the corn, and upon ou' of Egypt, so my Spirit remainthe new wine, and upon the oil, eth among you ; sear ye not. and upon that which the ground r 6 For thus saith ihe Lord of bringeih forth, and upon men, and hosts ; Yet once, it is a little while, upon caule, and upon all the labour and I will shake the heavens, and of the hands.

the earth, and the sea, and the dry f 12 Then Zerubbabel the son of land; Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Jo- ** 7 And I will shake all nations, sedech, the high priest, with all the and the Desire of all nations shall remnant of the people, obeyed the come: and I will fill this house with voice of the LORD their God, and glory, saith the Lord of hosts. the words of Haggai the prophet, i 8 'The silver is mine, and the gold as the LORD their God had sent is mine, saith the Lord of hosts. him, and the people did fear before 9 The glory of this latter house the LORD.

shall be greater than of the foriner, 13 Then spake Haggai the saith the Lord of hosts: and in this Lord's messenger in the Lord's place will I give peace, saith the message unto the people, saying, 1 LORD of bosts. am with you, saith the Lord. f 10 In the four and twentieth i 14 And the LORD stirred up the day of the ninth month, in the se. spirit of Zerubbabel the son of She-cond year of Darius, came the word altiel, governor of Judah, and the of the LORD by Haggai the prospirit of Joshua the son of Josedech, 1 phet, saying,

d 11 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, turned not to me, saith the LORD. Ask now the priests concerning the 18 Consider now from this day law, saying,

and upward, from the four and 12 li one bear holy flesh in the ewentieth day of the ninth month, skirt of his garment, and with his even from the day that the foundation skirt do touch bread, or pottage, or of the Lord's temple was laid, conwine, or oil, or any meat, shall it be sider it, holy? And 'the priests answered and b 19 Is the seed yet in the barn? said, No.

yea, as yet the vine, and the fig-tree, L 13 Then said Haggai, If one that and the pomegranate, and the oliveis unclean by a dead body louch tree, baih not brought forth : from any of these, shall it be unclean ? this day will I bless you. And the priests answered and said, 20 1 And again the word of the It shall be unclean.

LORD came unto Haggai in the four 14 Then answered Haggai, and and twentieth day of the month, say, said, So is this people, and so is this ing, nation before me, saith the LORD; 21 Speak to Zerubbabel, govemand so is every work of their bands; or of Judah, saying, I will shake the and that which they offer there is beavens and the earth; unclean.

22 And I will overthrow the 15 And now, I pray you, consi- throne of kingdoms, and I will deder from this day and upward, from stroy the strength of the kingdoms before a stone was laid upon a stone of the heathen; and I will overithrow in the temple of the LORD : the chariots, and those that ride in f 16 Since those days were, when them; and the horses and their rione came to a heap of twenty mea- ders shall come down, every one by sures, there were but ten: when one the sword of his brother. came to the press-fat for to draw b 23 In that day, saith the Lord of out fifty vessels out of the press, there hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbawere but twenty.

bel, my servant, the son of Shealc 17 | I smote you with blasting liel, saith the LORD, and will make and with mildew and with hail in thee as a signet; for I have chosen all the labours of your hands ; yet yel thee, suith the LORD of bosts.

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cond year of Darius, came bearken unto me, saith the LORD. the word of the LORD unto Zecha- 5 Your fathers, where are they? riah, the son of Barachiah, the son and the prophels, do they live for of Iddo the prophet, saying, ever ?

2 The Lord hath been sore dis- c 6 But, my words and my sta. pleased with your fathers.

tutes, which I commanded my serd 3 Therefore, say thou unto them, vants the prophets, did they not Thus saith the LORD of hosts ; Turn take hold of your fathers ? and they ye unto me, saith the LORD of hosts, returned and said, Like as the LORD and I will turn unto you, saith the of hosts thought to do unto us, acLORD of hosts.

cording to our ways, and according C 4 Be ye not as your fathers, unto to our doings, so hath he dealt with whom the former prophets bave us. cried, saying, Thus saith the LORD $7 Upon the four apd twentietha of hosts; Turn ye now from your day of the eleventh mouth, which is

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