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Coming Leagues and Conflicts foretold between Kingdoms of South and North yea, moreover, he shall cause his the time appointed he shall return, reproach to turn upon him. 19 Then and come into the south; but it he shall turn his face toward the shall not be in the latter time as it fortresses of his own land; but he was in the former. 30 For ships of shall stumble and fall, and shall not Kittim shall come against him ; be found.

therefore he shall be grieved, and 20 Then shall stand up in his shall return, and have indignation place one that shall cause an ex. against the holy covenant, and shall actor to pass through the glory of do his pleasure: he shall even rethe kingdom; but within few days turn, and have regard unto them he shall be 2 destroyed, neither in that forsake the holy covenant. 31 anger, nor in battle. 21 And in his And forces shall stand on his part, i place shall stand up a contemptible and they shall profane the sanctuary, person, to whom they had not given even the fortress, and shall take the honor of the kingdom: but he away the continual burnt-offering, shall come in time of security, and and they shall set up the abominashall obtain the kingdom by flat- tion that maketh desolate. 32 And teries. 22 And the overwhelming such as do wickedly against the cov. forces shall be overwhelmed from enant shall be pervert by flatteries; before him, and shall be broken; but the people that know their God yea, also the prince of 3 the cove- shall be strong, and do exploits. 33 nant. 23 And after the league made And 6 they that are wise among the with him he shall work deceitfully ; | people shall instruct many; yet they for he shall come up, and shall be shall fall by the sword and by flame, come strong, with a small people. by captivity and by spoil, many 24 In time of security shall he come days. 34 Now when they shall fall, even upon the fattest places of the they shall be helped with a little province; and he shall do that help ; but many shall join themwhich his fathers have not done, nor selves unto them with flatteries. 35 his fathers' fathers; he shall scatter And some of 7 them that are wise among them prey, and spoil, and shall fall, to refine them, and to substance: yea, he shall devise his purify, and to make them white, devices against the strongholds, even even to the time of the end ; because for a time. 25 And he shall stir up it is yet for the time appointed. his power and his courage against 36 And the king sball do accordthe king of the south with a great ing to his will; and he shall exalt army ; and the king of the south himself, and magnify himself above shall war in battle with an exceed- every god, and shall speak marveling great and mighty army; but he lous things against the God of gods ; shall not stand; for they shall devise and he shall prosper till the indignadevices against him. 26 Yea, they tion be accomplished; for that which that eat of his dainties shall 4 destroy is determined shall be done. 37 him, and his army shall overflow; Neither shall he regard the gods of and many shall fall down slain. 21 his fathers, nor the desire of women, And as for both these kings, their nor regard any god; for he shall hearts shall be to do mischief, and magnify himself above all. 38 But they shall speak lies at one table: in his place shall he honor the god but it shall not prosper; for yet the of fortresses ; and a god whom his end shall be at the time appointed. fathers knew not shall he honor with

28 Then shall he return into his gold, and silver, and with precious land with great substance; and his stones and pleasant things. 39 And heart shall be against the holy cove- he shall deal with the strongest nant; and he shall do his pleasure, fortresses by the help of a foreign and return to his own land. 29 At

5 Heb. make profane.
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2 Heb. broken.

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Michael's Help in the Time of Trouble. The Time of the End god : I whosoever acknowledgeth contempt. 3 And they that are him 2 he will increase with glory ; wise shaīl shine as the brightness of and he shall cause them to rule over the firmament; and they that turn many, and shall divide the land for many to righteousness as the stars a price.

for ever and ever. 4 But thou, 0 40 And at the time of the end Daniel, shut up the words, and seal shall the king of the south 3 con- the book, even to the time of the tend with him; and the king of the end : many shall run to and fro, and north shall come against him like a knowledge shall be increased. whirlwind, with chariots, and with 5 Then I, Daniel, looked, and, horsemen, and with many ships ; behold, there stood other two, the and he shall enter into the countries, one on the brink of the river on this and shall overflow and pass through side, and the other on the brink of 41 He shall enter also into the glo- the river on that side. 6 And one rious land, and many countries shall said to the man clothed in linen, be overthrown; but these shall be who was above the waters of the delivered out of his hand: Edom, river, How long shall it be to the and Moab, and the chief of the end of these wonders ? 7 And I children of Ammon. 42 He shall heard the man clothed in linen, who stretch forth his hand also upon the was above the waters of the river, countries; and the land of Egypt when he held up his right hand and shall not escape. 42 But he shall his left hand unto heaven, and sware have power over the treasures of by him that liveth for ever that it gold and of silver, and over all the shall be for a time, times, and a half ; precious things of Egypt; and the and when they have made an end of Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be breaking in pieces the power of the at his steps. 44 But tidings out of holy people, all these things shall be the east and out of the north shall finished. 8 And I heard, but I untrouble him; and he shall go forth derstood not: then said I, O my with great fury to destroy and 4 ut- lord, what shall be the 8 issue of terly to sweep away many, .45 And these things? 9 And he said, Go he shall plant the tents of his palace thy way, Daniel ; for the words are 5 between the sea and the glorious shut up and sealed till the time of holy mountain; yet he shall come the end. 10 Many shall purify to his end, and none shall help themselves, and make themselves him.

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chael stand up, the great none of the wicked shall under: prince who standeth for the chil- stand; but 7 they that are wise shall dren of thy people; and there shall understand. 11°And from the time be a time of trouble, such as never that the continual burnt-offering was since there was a nation even to shall be taken away, and the abomithat same time: and at that time nation that maketh desolate set up, thy people shall be delivered, every there shall be a thousand two hun; one that shall be found written in dred and ninety days. 12 Blessed the book. 2 And many of them is he that waiteth, and cometh to that sleep in the dust of the earth the thousand three hundred and five shall awake, some to everlasting life, and thirty days. 13 But go thou and some to shame and everlasting thy way till the end be; for thou

shalt rest, and shalt stand in thy lot, 1 Or, whom he shall acknowledge and increase at the end of the days. with glory

2 Or, shall increase glory 3 Heb. push at.

6 Or, abhorrence 7 Or, the teachers 5 Or, between the seas at

8 Or, latter end

4 Heb. to devote many.

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Hosea's Wife and Children of Whoredom. Restoration of Israel and Judah 1 The word of Jehovah that | Lo-ammi ; for we are not my people, Beeri

, in the days of Uzziah, Jo *10 Yet the number of the chiltham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings dren of Israel shall be as the sand of Judah, and in the days of Jero- of the sea, which cannot be measboam the son of Joash, king of ured nor numbered ; and it shall Israel.

come to pass that, 6 in the place 2 When Jehovah spake at the where it was said unto them, Ye first I by Hosea, Jehovah said unto are not my people, it shall be said Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife unto them, Ye are the sons of the of whoredom and children of whore- living. God. 11 And the children dom ; for the land doth commit of Judah and the children of Israel great whoredom, departing from Je. shall be gathered together, and they hovah. 3 So he went and took shall appoint themselves one head, Gomer the daughter of Diblaim; and shall go up from the land ; for and she conceived, and bare him a great shall be the day of Jezreel. somi hi And Jehovah said unto him. 2 Sami e amatot your brethren, while, and I will ? avenge the blood Ruhamah. of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu, 2 Contend with your mother, conand will cause the kingdom of the tend; for she is not my wife, neither house of Israel to cease. 5 And it am I her husband; and let her put shall come to pass at that day, that away her whoredoms from her face, I will break the bow of Israel in the and her adulteries from between her valley of Jezreel. 6 And she con- breasts; 3 lest I strip her naked, ceived again, and bare a daughter. and set her as in the day that she And Jehovah said unto him, Call was born, and make her as a wilderher name 3 Lo-ruhamah; for I will ness, and set her like a dry land, no more have mercy upon the house and slay her with thirst.

4 Yea, of Israel, that I should in any wise upon her children will I have no pardon them. 7 But I will have mercy; for they are children of mercy upon the house of Judah, and whoredom; 5 for their mother hath will save them by Jehovah their played the harlot; she that conGod, and will not save them by ceived them hath done shamefully; bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, for she said, I will go after my lovers, by horses, nor by horsemen. 8 Now that give me my bread and my water, when she had weaned Lo-ruhamah, my wool and my flax, mine oil and she conceived, and bare a son.

9 And Jehovah said, Call his name

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5 Heb. for you.

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7 That is, My people. 3 That is, That hath not obtained mercy.

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2 Heb. visit.

The People's Unfaithfulness to be punished. Hosea's Second Symbolic Marriage my drink. 6 Therefore, behold, I thou shalt call me 11 Ishi, and shalt will hedge up thy way with thorns, call me no more 12 Baali. 17 For I and I will build a wall against her, will take away the names of the that she shall not find her paths. Baalim out of her mouth, and they 7 And she shall follow after her shall no more be 13 mentioned by lovers, but she shall not overtake their name. 18 And in that day them; and she shall seek them, will I make a covenant for them but shall not find them : then shall with the beasts of the field, and with she say, I will go and return to my the birds of the heavens, and with first husband ; for then was it better the creeping things of the ground: with me than now.

and I will break the bow and the 8 For she did not know that I sword and the battle out of the land, gave her the grain, and the new and will make them to lie down wine, and the oil, and multiplied safely. 19 And I will betroth thee' unto her silver and gold, which they unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth 2 used for Baal. 9 Therefore will I thee unto me in righteousness, and 3 take back my grain in the time in justice, and in lovingkindness, thereof, and my new wine in the and in mercies 20 I will even beseason thereof, and will pluck away troth thee unto me in faithfulness; my wool and my flax which should and thou shalt know Jehovah. have covered her nakedness. 10 21 And it shall come to pass in And now will I uncover her 4 lewd that day, I will answer, saith Jehoness in the sight of her lovers, and vah, I will answer the heavens, and none shall_deliver her out of my they shall answer the earth ; 22 and hand. 11 I will also cause all her the earth shall answer the grain, mirth to cease, her feasts, her new and the new wine, and the oil; and moons, and her sabbaths, and all her they shall answer 14 Jezreel. 23 And I 5 solemn assemblies. 12 And I will will sow her unto me in the 15 earth; lay waste her vines and her fig-trees, and I will have mercy upon

16 her whereof she hath said, These are my that had not obtained mercy ; and I hire that my lovers have given me; will say to 17 them that were not my and I will make them a forest, and people, Thou art my people; and the beasts of the field shall eat them. they shall say, Thou art my God. 3 And I will

visit upomt berhibe 3 And Jehovah said unto me on she burned incense, when she decked 18 of her friend, and an adulteress, herself with her 7 ear-rings and her even as Jehovah loveth the chiljewels, and went after her lovers, dren of Israel, though they turu and forgat me, saith Jehovah.

unto other gods, and I love cakes of 14 Therefore, behold, I will allure raisins. 2 So I bought her to me her, and bring her into the wilder- for fifteen pieces of silver, and a ness, and speak 8 comfortably 'unto homer of barley, and a 20 half-homer her. 15 And I will give her her of barley ; 3 and I said unto her, vineyards from thence, and the Thou shalt abide for me many days; valley of 9 Achor for a door of hope ; thou shalt not play the harlot, and and she shall 10 make answer there, thou shalt not be any man's wife: as in the days of her youth, and as so will I also be toward thee. 4 For in the day when she came up out of the children of Israel shall abide the land of Egypt. 16 And it shall many days without king, and withbe at that day, saith Jehovah, that

11 That is, My husband.

12 That is, My master. i Heb. drinks.

13 Or, remembered 2 Or, made into the image of Baal

14 Or, That is, Whom God soweth. 3 Or, return, and take away

15 Or, land 5 Or, appointed feasts 16 Heb. Lo-ruhamah. See ch. 1. 6. 6 Or, wherein she burned incense to them

17 Heb. Lo-ammi. See ch. 1.9, 10.

18 Or, of her husband, yet an &c. That is, Troubling. 10 Or, sing

19 Or, them that love 20 Heb. lethech.

4 Or, shame

7 Or, nose-rings

8 Heb. to her heart.

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Jehovah's Controversy with Israel. Israel's A postasy rebuked out prince, and without sacrifice, | 12 My people ask counsel at their and without 1 pillar, and without stock, and their staff declareth unto ephod or teraphim : 5 afterward them; for the spirit of whoredom sħall the children of Israel return, hath caused them to err, and they and seek Jehovah their God, and have played the harlot, departing David their king, and shall come from under their God.

13 They with fear unto Jehovah and to his sacrifice upon the tops of the moungoodness in the latter days.

tains, and burn incense upon the

bills, under oaks and poplars and 4

children of Israel ; for Jehovah of is good : therefore your daughters hath a controversy with the inhabit- play the harlot, and your brides ants of the land, because there is no commit adultery. 14 I will not truth, nor goodness, nor knowledge punish your daughters when they of God in the land. 2 There is play the harlot, nor your 4 brides nought but swearing and breaking when they commit adultery ; for the faith, and killing, and stealing, and men themselves go apart with harcommitting adultery; they break lots, and they sacrifice with the out, and blood toucheth blood. 3. prostitutes; and the people that Therefore shall the land mourn, and doth not understand shall be overevery one that dwelleth therein shall thrown. languish, with the beasts of the 15 Though thou, Israel, play the field and the birds of the heavens; harlot, yet let not Judah offend; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall and come not ye unto Gilgal, neither

4 Yet let no man go ye up to Beth-aven, nor swear, strive, neither let any man reprove; As Jehovah liveth. 16 For Israel. for thy people are as they that hath behaved himself stubbornly, strive with the priest. 5 And thou like a stubborn heifer: now will shalt stumble in the day, and the Jehovah feed them as, a lamb in a prophet also shall stumble with thee large place. 17 Ephraim is joined in the night; and I will destroy to idols; let him alone. 18 Their thy mother.

drink is become sour; they play the 6 My people are destroyed for harlot continually;' her rulers lack of knowledge: because thou dearly love shame. 19 The wind hast rejected knowledge, 2I will hath wrapped her up in its 'wings; also reject thee, that thou shalt be and 10 they shall be put to shame beno priest to me: seeing thou hast cause of their sacrifices. forgotten the law of thy God, I also 5 , will forget thy children. 7 As hearken, house of Israel

, and they were multiplied, so they sinned give ear, O' house of the king ; for against me: I will change their glory 1 unto you pertaineth the judgment; into shame. 8 They feed on the sin for ye have been a snare at Mizpah, of my people, and set their heart on and a net spread upon Tabor. Ź their iniquity, 9 And it shall be, And the revolters are gone deep like people, like priest ; and I will 12 in making slaughter ; but I am a punish them for their ways, and 13 rebuker of them all. 3 I know will requite them their doings. 10 Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from And they shall eat, and not have me ; for now, O Ephraim, thou hast enough; they shall play the harlot, played the harlot, Israel is defiled. and shall not increase; because they 4 Or, daughters-in-law have left off taking heed to Jehovah. 5 Or, become guilty 6 Or, Their carouse is over 11 Whoredom and wine and new

7 Or, they are given up to love; her rulers are wine take away the 3 understanding.

10 Or, as otherwise read, their altars shall be 1 Or, obelisk

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2 According to another reading, I have re 11 Or, against you is the judgment
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3 Heb. heart.
12 Or, in corruption

13 Heb. rebuk

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8 Heb. shields.

9 Or, skirts

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