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THE BOOK OF

OBADIAH

The Pride of Edom shall be humbled. Her Wicked Joy in Israel's Distress 1 The vision of Obadiah.

Esau? 9 And thy mighty men, O Thus saith the Lord Jehovah con- Teman, shall be dismayed, to the cerning Edom: We have heard end that every one may be cut off tidings from Jehovah, and an am- from the mount of Esau by slaughter. bassador is sent among the nations, 10 For the violence done to thy saying, Arise ye, and let us rise up brother Jacob, shame shall cover against her in battle. 2 Behold, I thee, and thou shalt be cut off for have made thee small among the ever. 11 In the day that thou nations : thou art greatly despised. stoodest on the other side, in the 3 The pride of thy heart hath de- day that strangers carried away his ceived thee, O thou that dwellest in : substance, and foreigners entered the clefts of the rock, whose habi- into his gates, and cast lots upon tation is high; that saith in his Jerusalem, even thou wast as one of heart, Who shall bring me down to them. 12 But look not thou on the the ground? 4 Though thou mount day

of thy brother in the day of his on high as the eagle, and though thy disaster, and rejoice not over the nest be set among the stars, I will children of Judah in the day of their bring thee down from thence, saith destruction; neither speak proudly Jehovah.

in the day of distress. 13 Enter not 5 If thieves came to thee, if rob- into the gate of my people in the bers by night (how art thou cut off !), day of their calamity; yea, look not would they not steal only till they thou on their affliction in the day of had enough ? if grape-gatherers came their calamity, neither lay ye hands to thee, would they not leave some on their substance in the day of gleaning grapes? 6 How are 2 the their calamity. 14 And stand thou things of Esau searched ! how are not in the crossway, to cut off those his hidden treasures sought out of his that escape; and deliver not 7 All the men of thy confederacy up those of his that remain in the have s brought thee on thy way, day of distress. even to the border: the men that 15 For the day of Jehovah is near were at peace with thee have de- upon all the nations: as thou hast ceived thee, and prevailed against done, it shall be done unto thee; thy thee; ' they that eat thy bread lay a dealing shall return upon thine snare under thee: there is no un own head. 16 For as ye have drunk derstanding 6 in him. 8 Shall I not upon my holy mountain, so shall in that day, saith Jehovah, destroy all the nations drink continually ; the wise men out of Edom, and un- yea, they shall drink, and 11 swallow derstanding out of the mount of down, and shall be as though they

had not been. 1 Or, Sela

2 Or, the men 3 Or, driven thee out

7 Or, aloof

8 Or, forces
4 Or, thy bread they make &c.

9 Or, the day that he was made a sty
5 Or, wound
0 Or, of it

10 Or, recompense 11 Or, talk

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Israel shall be exalted 17 But in mount Zion there and the field of Şamaria ; and Benshall be those that escape, and it jamin shall possess Gilead. 20 And shall be holy; and the house of the captives of this 1 host of the Jacob shall possess their posses- children of Israel, 2 that are among sions. 18 And the house of Jacob the Canaanites, shall possess even shall be a fire, and the house of unto Zarephath; and the captives Joseph a fame, and the house of of Jerusalem, that are in Sepharad, Esau for stubble, and they shall shall possess the cities of the South. burn among them, and devour | 21 And saviours shall come up on them; and there shall not be any mount Zion to judge the mount of remaining to the house of Esau ; Esau; and the kingdom shall be for Jehovah hath spoken it. 19 And Jehovah's. they of the South shall possess the mount of Esau, and they of the 1 Or, fortress lowland the Philistines; and they Canaanites, even &c. Or, that are among the

2 Or, shall possess that which belongeth to the shall possess the field of Ephraim, I Canaanites, even unto Zarephath, and fc.

THE BOOK OF

JONAH

Jonah flees to Tarshish. He is cast overboard and swallowed by a Fish 1

came unto Jonah the son of heaven, who hath made the sea and Amittai, saying, 2 Arise, go to the dry land. 10 Then were the Nineveh, that great city, and cry men exceedingly afraid, and said against it; for their wickedness is unto him, What is this that thou come up before me. 3 But Jonah hast done? For the men knew that rose up to flee unto Tarshish from he was fleeing from the presence of the presence of Jehovah ; and he Jehovah, because he had told them. went down to Joppa, and found a 11 Then said they unto him, ship going to Tarshish : so he paid What shall we do unto thee, that the fare thereof, and went down the sea may be calm unto us? for into it, to go with them unto Tar- the sea grew more and more tempesshish from the presence of Jehovah. tuous. 12 And he said unto them,

4 But Jehovah sent out a great Take me up, and cast me forth into wind upon the sea, and there was the sea; so shall the sea be calm a mighty tempest on the sea, so that unto you : for I know that for my the ship was like to be broken. 5 sake this great tempest is upon you. Then the mariners were afraid, and 13 Nevertheless the men rowed cried every man unto his god; and hard to get them back to the land; they cast forth the wares that were but they could not: for the sea in the ship into the sea, to lighten grew more and more tempestuous it unto them. But Jonah was gone against them. 14 Wherefore they down into the innermost parts of cried unto Jehovah, and said, We the ship; and he lay, and was fast beseech thee, O Jehovah, we beasleep. 6 So the shipmaster came seech thee, let us not perish for this to him, and said unto him, What man's life, and lay pot upon us innomeanest thou, O sleeper? arise, call cent blood; for thou, O Jehovah, upon thy God, if so be that God hast done as it pleased thee. 15 So will think upon us, that we perish they took up Jonah, and cast him not. 7 And they said every one to forth into the sea; and the sea his fellow, Come, and let us cast ceased from its raging. 16 Then lots, that we may know for whose the men feared Jehovah exceedcause this evil is upon us. So they ingly; and they offered a sacrifice cast lots, and the lot fell upon unto Jehovah, and made vows. Jonah. 8 Then said they unto him, * 17 And Jehovah prepared a Tell us, we pray thee, for whose great fish to swallow up Jonah ; and cause this evil is upon us; what is Jonah was in the belly of the thine occupation? and whence com- fish three days and three nights. est thou? what is thy country?

Jonah prayed unto said unto them, I am a Hebrew ; fish's belly. 2 And he said, 1 Or, hurled

of what people are the countržna ne 2 Jehovah hisabo pravedor into

* Ch.2.1 in Heb.

me:

my head.

Jonah's Prayer. He preaches to the Ninevites, and they repent. His Complaint I called ? by reason of mine afflic- / days, and Nineveh shall be overtion unto Jehovah,

thrown. And he answered me;

5 And the people of Nineveh beOut of the belly of Sheol cried I, lieved God; and they proclaimed

And thou heardest my voice. a fast, and put on sackcloth, from 3 For thou didst cast me into the the greatest of them even to the

depth, in the heart of the seas, least of them. 65 And the tidings And the flood was round about reached the king of Nineveh, and he

arose from his throne, and laid his All thy waves and thy billows robe from him, and covered him passed over me.

with sackcloth, and sat in ashes, 4 And I said, I am cast out from 7. And he made proclamation and before thine eyes ;

6 published through Nineveh by the Yet I will look again toward thy decree of the king and his nobles, holy temple.

saying, Let neither man nor beast, 5 The waters compassed me about, herd nor flock, taste anything; let even to the soul;

them not feed, nor drink water; The deep was round about me; 8 but let them be covered with sackThe weeds were wrapped about cloth, both man and beast, and let

them cry mightily unto God: yea, let 6 I went down to the bottoms of them turn every one from his evil the mountains;

way, and from the violence that is The earth with its bars closed in his hands. 9 Who knoweth upon me for ever:

whether God will not turn and reYet hast thou brought up my life pent, and turn away from his fierce

from 2 the pit, o Jehovah my anger, that we perish not? 10 And God.

God saw their works, that they 7 When my soul fainted within turned from their evil way; and

me, I remembered Jehovah ; God repented of the evil which he And my prayer came in unto said he would do unto them; and

thee, into thy holy temple. he did it not. 8 They that regard lying vanities But it displeased Jonah exceed Forsake their own mercy.

ingly, and he was angry. 2 And 9 But I will sacrifice unto thee he prayed unto Jehovah, and said, I

with the voice of thanksgiving ; pray thee, O Jehovah, was not this I will pay that which I have my saying, when I was yet in my vowed.

country? Therefore I 7 hasted to Salvation is of Jehovah.

fee unto Tarshish; for I knew that 10 And Jehovah spake unto the fish, thou art a gracious God, and merci. and it vomited out Jonah upon the ful, slow to anger, and abundant in dry land.

lovingkindness, and repentest thee 3

And the word of Jehovah came of the evil. 3 Therefore now, O Je.

unto Jonah the second time, say- hovah, take, I beseech thee, my life ing, 2 Arise, go unto Nineveh, that from me; for it is better for me great city, and 3 preach unto it the to die than to live. 4 And Jehovah preaching that I bid thee. 3. So said, : Doest thou well to be angry? Jonah arose, and went unto Nine-5 Then Jonah went out of the city, veh, according to the word of Je- and sat on the east side of the city, hovah. Now Nineveh was fan and there made him a booth, and exceeding great city, of three days sat under it in the shade, till he journey. 4 And Jonah began to might see what would become of the enter into the city a day's journey, city. and he cried, and said, Yet forty 6 And Jehovah God prepared a 1 Or, out of mine affliction

5 Or, For word came unto the king &c. 2 Or, corruption

7 Or, was beforehand in fleeing 4 Heb, a city great unto God.

8 Or, Art thou greatly angry?

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3 Or, cry

6 Heb. said.

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The Lesson of the Gourd 1 gourd, and made it to come up 19 And God said to Jonah, Doest over Jonah, that it might be a shade thou well to be angry for the gourd ? over his head, to deliver him from And he said, I do well to be angry, his evil case. So Jonah was exceed even unto death. 10 And Jehovah ing glad because of the gourd. 7 But said, Thou hast had regard for the God prepared a worm when the gourd, for which thou hast not morning rose the next day, and it labored, neither madest it grow ; smote the gourd, that it withered. which came up in a night, and per8 And it came to pass, when the ished in a night: 11 and should not sun arose, that God prepared a I have regard for Nineveh, that sultry east wind; and the sun beat great city, wherein are more than upon the head of ah, that he sixscore thousand persons that canfainted, and requested for himself not discern between their right hand that he might die, and said, It is and their left hand ; and also much better for me to, die than to live. cattle?

1 0r, Palma Christi Heb. kikayon.

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