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Union of he Bridegroom and the Bride in Invincible Love A very flame of 2 Jehovah. Then was I in his eyes as one 7 Many waters cnnot quench love,

that found peace. Neither can flods drown it: 11 Solomon had a vineyard at BaalIf a man would give all the sub hamon; stance of his house for love, He let out the vineyard unto

would utterly be con keepers ; temned.

Every one for the fruit thereof

was to bring a thousand pieces 8 We have a litt.e sister,

of silver. And she hath 20 breasts :

12 My vineyard, which is mine, is What shall we do for our sis

before me: ter

Thou, O Solomon, shalt have the In the day when she shall be

thousand, spoken for?

And those that keep the fruit

thereof two hundred. 9 If she be a wall,

13 Thou that dwellest in the garWe will build upon her 4a tur

dens, ret of silver: And if she be a door,

The companions hearken 6 for

thy voice: We will enclose her with boards

Cause me to hear it. of cedar.

14 7 Make haste, my beloved, 10 I 5am a wall, and my breasts And be thou like to a 8 roe or to like the towers thereof :

a young hart 1 Or, A most vehement flame

2 Heb. Jah.

Upon the mountains of spices. 3 Or, It 4 Or, battlements

5 Or, was

6 Or, to

7 Heb. Flee. 8 Or, gazelle

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Perverseness of God's People. Formalism condemned 1

The vision of Isaiah the son of as Sodom, we should have been like

Amoz, which he saw concern- unto Gomorrah. ing Judah and Jerusalem, in the 10 Hear the word of Jehovah, ye days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and 5 rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the Hezekiah, kings of Judah.

law of our God, ye people of Go2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, morrah. 11 What unto me is the

earth; for Jehovah hath spoken: multitude of your sacrifices ? saith I had children, and they have rebelled burnt-offerings of rams, and the fat against me. 3 The ox knoweth his of fed beasts; and I delight not in owner, and the ass his master's crib; the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or but Israel doth not know, my people of he-goats. 12 When ye come to doth not consider. 4 Ah sinful na- appear before me, who hath required tion, a people laden with iniquity, a this at your hand, to trample my seed of evil-doers, children that deal courts? 13 Bring no more corruptly! they have forsaken Jeho- oblations; incense is an abominavah, they have despised the Holy tion unto me; new moon and sabOne of Israel, they are estranged bath, the calling of assemblies, — 'I and gone backward. 5 2 Why will cannot away with iniquity and the ye be still stricken, that ye revolt solemn meeting. 14 Your more and more? 3 the whole head is moons and your appointed feasts sick, and 3 the whole heart faint. my soul hateth; they are a 10 trouble 6 From the sole of the foot even unto me; I am weary of bearing unto the head there is no soundness them. 15 And when ye spread in it; but wounds, and bruises, and forth your hands, I will hide mine fresh stripes: they have not been eyes from you, yea, when ye make closed, neither bound up, neither many prayers, I will not hear: your mollified with oil. 7 Your country hands are full of blood. 16 Wash is desolate; your cities are burned you, make you clean; pụt away the with fire ; your land, strangers de evil of your doings from before mine your it in your presence, and it eyes ; cease to do evil; 17 learn to.

31 is desolate, 4 as overthrown by do well ; seek justice, relieve the strangers. 8 And the daughter of oppressed,, judge the fatherless, Zion is left as a booth in a vineyard, plead for the widow. as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, 18 Come now, and let us reason as a besieged city.

9 Except Jeho- together, saith Jehovah: though vah of hosts had left unto us a very your sins be as scarlet, they shall be small remnant, we should have been

5 Or, judges

6 Or, teaching

7 Or, as otherwise read, to see my face
1 Or, made great and exalted See Ezek. 31. 4. 8. Heb. an oblation of vanity.
2 Or, Why should ye be stricken any more?

9 Or, 1 cannot away with; it is iniquity, even
3 Or, every
the solemn meeting

10 Or, cunibrance 4 Or, as the overthrow of strangers

11 Or, set right the oppressor

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Zion is corrupt, but yet is to be redeemed. Jehovah's Universal Reign as white as snow; though they be latter days, that the mountain of red like crimson, they shall be as Jehovah's house shall be established wool. 19 If ye be willing and obe- on the top of the mountains, and dient, ye shall eat the good of the shall be exalted above the hills; and land i ž0 but if ye refuse and rebel, all nations shall flow unto it. 3 And ye shall be devoured with the sword; many peoples shall go and say, for the mouth of Jehovah hath Come ye, and let us go up to the spoken it.

mountain of Jehovah, to the house 21 How is the faithful city be- of the God of Jacob; and he will come a harlot ! she that was full of teach us of his ways, and we will justice ! righteousness lodged in her, walk in his paths : for out of Zion but now murderers. 22 Thy silver shall go forth 9 the law, and the is become dross, thy wine mixed word of Jehovah from Jerusalem. with water. 23 Thy princes are re- 4 And he will judge 10 between the bellious, and companions of thieves; nations, and will decide concerning every one loveth bribes, and follow- many peoples ; and they shall beat eth after rewards: they judge not their swords into plowshares, and the fatherless, neither doth the their spears into pruning-hooks ; nacause of the widow come unto them. tion shall not lift up sword against

24 Therefore saith the Lord, Je nation, neither shall they learn war hovah of hosts, the Mighty One of any more. Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine 5 O house of Jacob, come ye, and adversaries, and avenge me of mine let us walk in the light of Jehovah. enemies; 25 and I will turn my 6 For thou hast forsaken thy people hand upon thee, and a thoroughly the house of Jacob, because they are purge away thy dross, and will take filled with customs from the east, and away all thy 3 tin; 26 and I will re are soothsayers like the Philistines, store thy judges as at the first, and and they strike hands with the chilthy counsellors as at the beginning : dren of foreigners. 7 And their afterward thou shalt be called The land is full of silver and gold, city of righteousness, a faithful neither is there any end of their town. 27 Žion shall be redeemed treasures; their land also is full of with justice, and 4 her converts with horses, neither is there any end of righteousness. 28 But the 5 destruc- their chariots. 8 Their land also is tion of transgressors and sinners full of idols; they worship the work shall be together, and they that for of their own hands, that which their sake Jehovah shall be consumed. own fingers have made. 9 And the 29 For they shall be ashamed of the mean man is bowed down, and the

oaks which ye have desired, and ye great man 12 is brought low: there shall be confounded for the gardens fore forgive them not. 10 Enter that ye have chosen. 30 For ye into the rock, and hide thee in the shall be as 7 an oak whose leaf fadeth, dust, from before the terror of Jehoand as a gardeny that hath no water. vah, and from the glory of his 31 And the strong shall be as tow, majesty. 11 The lofty looks of and his work as a spark; and they man shall be brought low, and the shall both burn together, and none haughtiness of men shall be bowed shall quench them.

down, and Jehovah alone shall be

exalted in that day. 2

The word that Isaiah the son 12 For 13 there shall be a day of of Amoz saw concerning Judah Jehovah of hosts upon all that is and Jerusalem.

proud and haughty, and upon all Toid it shall come to pass in the that is lifted up; and it shall be and again 5 Heb. breaking. 8 Or, at the head

9 Or, instruction
8 Or, terebinths

11 Or, boweth down
7 Or, a terebinth 12 Or, humbleth himself
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Israel's Idolatry must cease. Wanton Women denounced. brought low; 13 and upon all the in the house of his father, saying, cedars of Lebanon, that are high Thou hast clothing, be thou our and lifted up, and upon all the oaks ruler, and let this ruin be under of Bashan, 14 and upon all the high thy hand; 7 in that day shall he mountains, and upon all the hills that lift up his voice, saying, I will not are lifted up, 15 and upon every lofty be a healer; for in my house is tower, and upon every fortified wall, neither bread nor clothing: ye shall 16 and upon all the ships of Tarshish, not make me ruler

of the people. : and upon all pleasant imagery. 17 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah And the loftiness of man shall be is fallen; because their tongue and bowed down, and the haughtiness of their doings are against Jehovah, to men shall be brought low; and Jeho-provoke the eyes of his glory. 9 vah alone shall be exalted in that day. The show of their countenance doth 18 And the idols shall utterly pass witness against them; and they deaway. 19 And men shall go into clare their sin as Sodom, they hide the caves of the rocks, and into the it not. Woe unto their soul! for holes of the earth, from before the they have done evil unto themselves. terror of Jehovah, and from the glory 10 Say ye of the righteous, that it of his majesty, when he ariseth to shobl be well with him; for they shall shake mightily the earth. 20 In eat the fruit of their doings. 11 Woe that day men shall cast away their unto the wicked ! it shali be ill with idols of silver, and their idols of him ; for what his hands have done gold, which have been made for shall be done unto him. 12 As for them to worship, to the moles and my people, children are their opto the bats ; 21 to go into the cav- pressors, and women rule over them. erns of the rocks, and into the cleftso my people, they that lead thee of the ragged rocks, from before the cause thee to err, and destroy the terror of Jehovah, and from the way of thy paths. glory of his majesty, when he ariseth 13 Jehovah standeth up to conto shake mightily the earth. 22 tend, and standeth to judge the Cease ye from man, whose breath is peoples. 14 Jehovah will enter in his nostrils ; for wherein is he to into judgment with the elders of be accounted of?

his people, and the princes thereof: 3 For, behold, the Lord, Jehovah It is ye that have eaten up the vineJerusalem and from Judah stay and your houses : 15 what mean ye that staff, the whole stay of bread, and ye crush my people, and grind the the whole stay of water; 2 the face of the poor? saith the Lord, mighty man, and the man 'of war; Jehovah of hosts. the judge, and the prophet, and the 16 Moreover Jehovah said, Bediviner, and the elder; 3'the cap-cause the daughters of Zion are tain of fifty, and the honorable man, haughty, and walk with outstretched and the counsellor, and the expert necks and wanton eyes, walking

and 3 artificer, and the skilful enchanter. mincing as they go, and making a 4 And I will give children to be tinkling with their feet; 17 theretheir princes, and babes shall rule fore the Lord will smite with a scab over them. 5 And the people shall the crown of the head of the daughbe oppressed, every one by another, ters of Zion, and Jehovah will las and every one by his neighbor: the bare their secret parts. 18 In that child shall behave himself proudly day the Lord will

take away the against the old man, and the base beauty of their anklets, and the against the honorable. 6 When a Ocauls, and the crescents; 19 the penman shall take hold of his brother

5 Or, judge

6 Heb. a binder up. 7 Or. Their respecting of persons doth &c.

9 Or, people 4 Or, with childishness shall they rule over them

10 Or, networks

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3 Or, charmer

2 Heb. dust.

8 Heb. swallow up.

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Isaiah's Vision and Commission. Rezin and Pekah war against Jerusalem undone; because I am a man of un- ate with Ephrain. And his heart clean lips, and I dwell in the midst trembled, and the heart of his peoof a people of unclean lips: for mine ple, as the trees of the forest tremeyes have seen the King, Jehovah of ble with the wind. hosts.

3 Then said Jehovah unto Isaiah, 6 Then flew one of the seraphim Go forth now to meet Ahaz, thou, unto me, having a 1 live coal in his and 11 Shear-jashub thy son, 'at the hand, which he had taken with the end of the conduit of the upper tongs from off the altar: 7 and he pool, in the highway of the fuller's touched my mouth with it, and said, field; 4 and say unto him, Take Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and heed, and be quiet; fear not, neither thine iniquity is taken away, and let thy heart be faint, because of thy sin 2 forgiven. 8 And I heard these two tails of smoking firethe voice of the Lord, saying, Whom brands, for the fierce anger of shall I send, and who will go for us? Rezin and Syria, and of the son Then I said, Here am I; send me of Remaliah. 5 Because Syria, 9 And he said, Go, and tell this peo- Ephraim, and the son of Remple, Hear ye indeed, but under- aliah, have purposed evil against stand not; and see ye 3 indeed, but thee, saying, 6 Let us go up against perceive not. 10 Make the heart of Judah, and vex it, and let us make this people fat, and make their ears a breach therein for us, and set up heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they a king in the midst of it, even the see with their eyes, and hear with son of Tabeel ; 7 thus saith the Lord their ears, and 4 understand with Jehovah, It shall not stand, neither their heart, and turn again, and be shall it come to pass. 8 For the healed. 11 Then said I, Lord, how head of Syria is Damascus, and the long? And he answered, Until head of Damascus is Rezin; and cities be waste without inhabitant, within threescore and five years and houses without man, and the shall Ephraim be broken in pieces, land become utterly waste, 12 and so that it shall not be a people: Jehovah have removed men far 9 and the head of Ephraim is away, and the forsaken places be Samaria, and the head of Samaria many in the midst of the land.is Remaliah's son. If ye will not 13 5 And if there be yet a tenth in believe, surely ye shall not be esit, it also shall in turn be beaten tablished. up: as a terebinth, and as an oak, 10 And Jehovah spake again unto 7 whose 8 stock remaineth, when Ahaz, saying, 11 Ask thee a sign of they oare felled; so the holy seed Jehovah thy God; ask it either in is the 8 stock thereof.

the depth, or in the height above.

12 But Ahaž said, I will not ask, 7

And it came to pass in the days neither will I tempt Jehovah. 13

of Ahaz the son of Jotham, the And he said, Hear ye now, O son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that house of David : Is it a small thing Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah for you to weary men, that ye will the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, weary my God also ? 14 Therefore went up to Jerusalem to war against the Lord himself will give you a it, but could not prevail against it. sign: behold, 12 a 13 virgin 14 shall con2 And it was told the house of ceive, and bear a son, and shall call David, saying, Syria 10 is confeder- his name 15 Immanuel. 15 16 Butter

and honey shall he eat, 17 when he 1 Or, hot stone

2 Or, expiated knoweth to refuse the evil, and 3 Or, continually

choose the good. 4 Or, their heart should understand

16 For before 5 Or, But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten up 6 Or, burnt 11 That is, A remnant shall return. This arhose substance is in them

13 Or, maiden

14 Or, is with child, and beareth 9 Or, cast their leaves 15 That is, God is with us.

16'Or, Cards thon Ephraim

17 Or, that he may know Or, till he know

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