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God's Deliverance of his Ancient People. The Prophet's Confidence in God
of the house of the wicked man, And there was the hiding of his Laying bare the foundation even power.
unto the neck.
[Selah 5 Before him went the pestilence, 14 Thou 12 didst pierce with his own And 3 fiery bolts went forth at staves the head of his 13.
riors : 6 He stood, and 4 measured the They came as a whirlwind to earth;
scatter me; He beheld, and drove asunder Their rejoicing was as to devour the nations ;
the poor secretly; And the eternal mountains were 15 Thou 14 didst tread the sea with scattered;
thy horses, The everlasting hills did bow; The 15 heap of mighty waters.
5 His goings were as of old. 7 I saw the tents of Cushan in 16 I heard, and my body trembled, affliction;
My lips quivered at the voice; The curtains of the land of Rottenness entereth into my Midian did tremble.
bones, and I tremble in my 8 Was Jehovah displeased with the
Because I must wait quietly for Was thine anger against the the day of trouble, rivers,
16 For the coming up of the peoOr thy wrath against the sea,
ple that invadeth us. That thou didst ride upon thy (17 For though the fig-tree shall not horses,
flourish, Upon thy chariots of salvation? Neither shall fruit be in the 9 Thy bow was made quite bare; 6 The oaths to the tribes were a The labor of the olive shall fail, sure word.
[Selah And the fields shall yield no Thou didst cleave the earth with food; rivers.
The flock shall be cut off from 10 The mountains saw thee, and the fold, 7 were afraid ;
And there shall be no herd in the The tempest of waters passed by ;
stalls : The deep uttered its voice, 18 Yet I will rejoice in Jehovah,
And lifted up its hands on high. I will joy in the God of my 11 The sun and moon stood still in salvation. their habitation,
19 Jehovah, the Lord, is my At the light of thine arrows as strength; they went,
And he maketh my feet like At the shining of thy glittering
hinds' feet, spear.
And will make me to walk upon 12 Thou didst march through the my high places.
land in indignation;
9. Or, For salvation (or, victory) with thine
anointed 1 Heb, horns.
2 Or, at his side
10 Or, Thou didst smite off the head from the 3 Or, burning coals 4 Or, shook
11 Or, hast wounded 5 Or, His ways are everlasting
12 Or, hast pierced 13 Or, hordes Or, villages 6 Or Sworn were the chastisements (Heb. 14 Or, hast trodden 16 Or, surge rods) of thy word
16 Or, When there shall come up against the Or, were in pain
8 Or, art come people he that invadeth them
hat con sha Jel ?DE Son
Jehovah's Day of Wrath coming upon Judah
came unto Zephaniah the son day, saith Jehovah, there shall be of Cushi, the son of Gedaliah, the the noise of a cry from the fish gate, son of Amariah, the son of Heze- and a wailing from the 8 second quarkiah, in the days of Josiah the son ter, and a great crashing from the of Amon, king of Judah.
hills. 11 Wail, ye inhabitants of 2 I will utterly consume all things Maktesh; for all 5 the people of from off the face of the ground, saith Canaan are undone; all they that Jehovah. 3 I will consume man and were laden with silver are cut off. beast; I will consume the birds of 12 And it shall come to pass at that the heavens, and the fishes of the time, that I will search Jerusalem sea, and the stumblingblocks with with lamps; and I will ? punish the the wicked; and I will cut off man men that are 6 settled on their lees, from off the face of the ground, saith that say in their heart, Jehovah will Jehovah. 4 And I will stretch out not do good, neither will he do evil. my hand upon Judah, and upon all 13 And their wealth shall become a the inhabitants of Jerusalem ; and I spoil, and their houses a desolation : will cut off the remnant of Baal from yea, they shall build houses, but this place, and the name of the shall not inhabit them; and they Chemarim with the priests; 5 and shall plant vineyards, but shall not them that worship the host of drink the wine thereof. heaven upon the housetops; and 14 The great day of Jehovah is them that worship, that swear to near, it is near and hasteth greatly, Jehovah and swear by 1 Malcam ; even the voice of the day of Jeho6 and them that are turned back vah; the mighty man crieth_there from following Jehovah; and those bitterly. 15 That day is a day of that have not sought Jehovah, nor wrath, a day of trouble and distress, inquired after him.
a day of wasteness and desolation, a Hold thy peace at the presence day of darkness and gloominess, a of the Lord Jehovah; for the day day of clouds and thick darkness, of Jehovah is at hand: for Jehovah 16 a day of the trumpet and alarm, hath prepared a sacrifice, he hath against the fortified cities, and consecrated his guests. 8 And it against the high ? battlements. 17 shall come to pass in the day of And I will bring distress upon men, Jehovah's sacrifice, that I will that they shall walk like blind men, 2 punish the princes, and the king's because they have sinned against sons, and all such as are clothed Jehovah; and their blood shall be with foreign apparel., 9 And in poured out as dust, and their flesh that day I will punish all those as dung. 18 Neither their silver nor that leap over the threshold, that fill their master's house with vio
3 Heb. Mishneh.
4 Or, The mor!
5 Or, the merchant people 6 Or, thick 1 Or, their king 2 Heb. visit upon.
7 Or, corner towers
The People warned to seek Jehovah. Woe to Jerusalem and the Nations their gold shall be able to deliver a prey of them, and the remnant of them in the day of Jehovah's wrath; my nation shall inherit them. 10 but the whole land shall be devoured This shall they have for their pride, by the fire of his jealousy: for he because they have reproached and will make an end, yea, a ? terrible magnified_themselves against the end, of all them that dwell in the people of Jehovah of hosts. 11 Jeland.
hovah will be terrible unto them ; 2
Gather yourselves together, for he will famish all the gods of
yea, gather together, Onation the earth; and men shall worship thať hath no 2 shame; 2 before the him, every one from his place, even decree bring forth, 3 before the day | all the 8 isles of the nations. pass as the chaff, before the fierce 12 Ye Ethiopians also, ye shall anger of Jehovah come upon you, be slain by my sword. 13 And he before the day of Jehovah's anger will stretch out his hand against come upon you. 3 Seek ye Jeho- the north, and destroy Assyria, and vah, all ye meek of the earth, that will make Nineveh a desolation, and have kept his ordinances; seek dry like the wilderness. righteousness, seek meekness: it 14 And herds shall lie down in the may be ye will be hid in the day midst of her, all the beasts of of Jehovah's anger.
the nations: both the pelican and 4 For Gaza shall be forsaken, and the porcupine shall lodge in the Ashkelon a desolation; they shall capitals thereof; their voice shall drive out Ashdod at noonday, and sing in the windows; 10 desolation Ekron shall be rooted up. 5 Woe shall be in the thresholds : for he unto the inhabitants of 4 the sea- hath laid bare the cedar-work. 15 coast, the nation of the Cherethites ! This is the joyous city that dwelt The word of Jehovah is against you, carelessly, that said in her heart, O Canaan, the land of the Philis- I am, and there is none besides me: tines ; I will destroy thee, that there how is she become a desolation, a shall be no inhabitant. 6 And the place for beasts to lie down in ! sea-coast shall be pastures, with every one that passeth by her shall
cottages for shepherds and folds hiss, and wag his hand.
her judges are evening wolves; they
9 Or, all beasts of every kind 3 Or, (the day passeth as the chaff')
10 Or, drought 4 Or, the region of the sea
12 Or, gnaw not the bones on the morrow
13 Heb. morning by morning. 7 Or, wild vetches
14 Or, corner towers
8 Or, coast-lands
11 Or, instruction
5 Or, caves
6 Or, return to
Restoration and Security of Israel have made their streets waste, so rael shall not do iniquity, nor speak that none passeth by ; their cities lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue are destroyed, so that there is no be found in their mouth; for they man, so that there is no inhabitant. shall feed and lie down, and none 7 I said, Only fear thou me ; receive shall make them afraid.
correction; so her dwelling shall 14 Sing, o daughter of Zion; not be cut off, 2 according to all shout, O Israel ; be glad and rejoice that I have appointed concerning with all the heart, O daughter of her: but they rose early and cor- Jerusalem. 15 Jehovah hath taken rupted all their doings.
away thy judgments, he hath cast $ Therefore wait ye for me, saith out thine enemy; the King of IsJehovah, until the day that I rise up rael
, even Jehovah, is in the midst to the prey; for my 3 determination of thee; thou shalt not 8 fear evil is to gather the nations, that I may any more. 16 In that day it shall assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not; them mine indignation, even all my 90 Zion, let not thy hands be slack. fierce anger; for all the earth shail 17 Jehovah thy God is in the midst be devoured with the fire of my of thee, a mighty one who will save; jealousy.
he will rejoice over thee with joy; 9 For then will I turn to the peo- he will 10 rest in his love; he will joy ples a pure 4 language, that they over thee with singing.' 18 11 I will may all call upon the name of Jeho- gather them that sorrow for the vah, to serve him with one consent. solemn assembly, who were of thee;
12 10 From beyond the rivers of Ethi- 1 to whom the burden opon opiamy suppliants, even the a reproach. 19 Behold, at that time daughter of my dispersed, shall I will deal with all them that afflict bring mine offering. 11 In that thee; and I will save that which is day shalt thou not be put to shame lame, and gather that which was for all thy doings, wherein thou driven away; and I will make them hast transgressed against me; for a praise and a name, whose shame then I will take away out of the hath been in all the earth. 20 At midst of thee 7 thy proudly exulting that time will I bring you in, and at ones, and thou shalt no more be that time will I gather you; for I haughty in my holy mountain. 12 will make you a name and a praise But I will leave in the midst of thee among all the peoples of the earth, an afflicted and poor people, and when I 13 bring back your captivity they shall take refuge in the name before your eyes, saith Jehovah. of Jehovah. 13 The remnant of Is1 Or, instruction
8 Another reading is, see. 2 Or, howsoever I have punished her
9 Or, and to Zion 10 Heb. be silent. 3 Heb. judgment.
11 Or, They have been sorrowful for the solemn 4 Hleb. lip. 5 Heb. shoulder.
assembly which I took away from thee, for the 6 Or, shan they bring my suppliants, even the lifting up of reproach against her daughter of my dispersed for an offering unto me
12 According to another reading, thee. 7 Or, them that exult in thy majesty
13 Or, return to
Haggai exhorts the People to build the Temple. The Builders encouraged 1 In the second year of Darius withhold the dew, and the earth the first day of the month, came the called for a drought upon the land, word of Jehovah by Haggai the and upon the mountains, and upon prophet unto Zerubbabel the son of the grain, and upon the new wine, Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to and upon the oil, and upon that Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the which the ground bringeth forth, high priest, saying, 2 Thus speaketh and upon men, and upon cattle, and Jehovah of hosts, saying, This peo- upon all the labor of the hands. ple say, 'It is not the time for us to 12 Then Zerubbabel the son of come, the time for Jehovah's house Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of to be built. 3 Then came the word Jehozadak, the high priest, with of Jehovah by Haggai the prophet, all the remnant of the people, saying, 4 Is it a time for you your- obeyed the voice of Jehovah their selves to dwell in your ceiled houses, God, and the words of Haggai the while this house lieth waste? 5 Now prophet, as Jehovah their God had therefore thus saith Jehovah of sent him; and the people did fear hosts : Consider your ways. 6 Ye before Jehovah. 13 Then spake have sown much, and bring in little; Haggai Jehovah's messenger in Je. ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye hovah's message unto the people, drink, but ye are not filled with saying, I am with you, saith Jehodrink'; ye clothe you, but there is vah. 14 And Jehovah stirred up none warm ;, and he that earneth the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of wages earneth wages to put it into a Sheastiel, governor of Judah, and bag with holes.
the spirit of Joshua the son of 7 Thus saith Jehovah of hosts : Jehozadak, the high priest, and the 2 Consider your ways. 8 Go up to spirit of all the remnant of the peothe 3 mountain, and bring wood, and ple; and they came and did work on build the house, and I will take the house of Jehovah of hosts, their pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, God, 15 in the four and twentieth saith Jehovah. 9 Ye looked for day of the month, in the sixth much, and, lo, it came to little ; and month, in the second year of Darius when ye brought it home, I did the king. yah of hosts. Because of my hehs 2 In the seventỉ month, in the
one and twentieth day of the that lieth waste, while ye run every month, came the word of Jehovah man to his own house. 10 There- by Haggai the prophet, saying, fore 5 for your sake the heavens Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of 1 Or, as otherwise read, The time is not come Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to
Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the
high priest, and to the remnant of
for Jehovah's house &c.
3 Or, hill-country
Or, over you