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548 Ahaz is comforted.

ISAIAH.

Christ promised. which he had taken with the tongs from and the head of Damascus is Rezin ; and off the altar :

within threescore and five years shall E7 And he laid it upon my mouth, and phraim be broken, that it be not a people. said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips ; and 9 And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin and the head of Samaria is Remaliah's son. purged.

If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not 8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, be established. saying, Whom shall I send, and who will 10 4 Moreover, the LORD spakeagain go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send unto Ahaz, saying,

11 Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy 9 [ And he said, Go, and tell this peo- | God; ask it either in the depth, or in the ple, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; height above. Inni-list.si -'51. and see ye indeed, but perceive not.

12 But Ahaz said, I will not ask, nei10 Make the heart of this people fat, || ther will I tempt the LORD!

??? and make their ears heavy, and shut their 13 And he said, 'Hear ye now, house eyes ; lest they see with their eyes, and of David ? Is it a small thing for you to hear with their ears, and understand with weary men, but will ye weary my God their heart, and convert, and be healed. also?

11 Then said I, Lord, how long? And 14 Therefore the LORD himself shall he answered, Until the cities be wasted give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall without inhabitant, and the houses with conceive, and bear a son, and shall call out man, and the land be utterly desolate, I his name Immanuel.

12 And the Lord have removed men 15 Butter and honey shall he eat, that far away, and there be a great forsaking he may know to refuse. the evil, and in the midst of the land.

choose the good. 13 | But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it 16 For before the child shall know to shall reurn, and shall be eaten: as a teil- | refuse the evil, and choose the good, the tree, and as an oak whose substance is in land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken them, when they cast their leaves : 80 the of botki her kings. holy seed shall be the substance thereof. 17 4 The Lord shall bring upon thee, CHAP. VII.

and upon thy people, and upon thy fa1 Ahaz is comforted by Isaiah. 14 Christ ther's house, days that have not come,

promised. 17 Ahaz's judgment is pro- from the day that Ephraim departed from phesied to come by Assyria.

Judah ; even the king of Assyria. A that came to passthimmthedays of

18 And it shall come to pass in that Ahaz the son of Jotham, the son of day, that the LORD shall hiss for the fly Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin the king that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Syria, and Pekah the son of Remaliah, | of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the king of Israel, went up toward Jerusalem land of Assyria. to war against it, but could not prevail 19 And they shall come, and shall rest against it.

all of them in the desolate valleys, and in 2 And it was told the house of David, the holes of the rocks, and upon all thorns, saying, Syria is confederate with Ephraim and upon all bushes. And his heart was moved, and the heart 20 In the same day shall the LORD shave of his people, as the trees of the wood with a razor that is hired, namely, by them are moved with the wind.

beyond the river, by the king of Assyria, 3 Then said the LORD unto Isaiah, Go | the head, and the hair of the feet: and it forth now to meet Ahaz, thou, and Shear-shall also consume the beard. jashub thy son, at the end of the conduit 21 And it shall come to pass in that of the upper pool the highway of the day, that a man shall nourish a young fuller's field ;

cow, and two sheep ; 4 And say unto him, Take heed, and be 22 And it shall come to pass, for the quiet; fear not, neither be faint-hearted abundance of milk that they shall give, for the two tails of these smoking fire he shall eat butter: for butter and honbrands, for the fierce anger of Rezin with ey shall every one eat that is left in the Syria, and of the son of Remaliah.

land. 5. Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son 23 And it shall come to pass in that of Remaliah, have taken evil counsel a- 1 day, that every place shall be, where gainst thee, saying,

there were a thousand vines at a thou6 Let us go up against Judah, and vex sand silverlings, it shall even be for briers it, and let us make a breach therein for and thorns. us, and set a king in the midst of it, even 24 With arrows and with bows shall the son of Tabeal:

men come thither; because all the land 7 Thus saith the Lord God, It shall not || shall become briers and thorns. stand, neither shall it come to pass. 25 And on all hills that shall be digged

8 For the head of Syria is Damascus, with the mattock, there shall not come

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Israel and Judah threatened. CHAP. VIII, IX. Afflictions to idilaters. 549 thither the fear of briers and thorns : but, ble, and fall, and be broken, and be snarit shall be for the sending forth of oxen, ed, and be taken. and for the treading of lesser cattle. 16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law CHAP. VIII.

among my disciples. 1 A pirofthecy against Syria, and Israel, 17 And I wilt wait upon the LORD,

5 and Judah. 9 God's judgments irrc- that hideth his face from the house of sistible. 11 Comfort to them that fear Jacob, and I will look for him. God. 19 Grcat afflictions lo úlolaters. 18 Behold, I and the children whom the M

OREOVER, the LORD said unto Lord hath given me are for signs and for

me, Take thee a great roll, and wonders in Israel from the Lord of write in it with a man's pen concerning hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion. Maher-shalal-hash-baz.

19 | And when they shall say unto you, 2 And I took unto me faithful witnesses Seek unto them that hare familiar spirits, to record, Uriah the priest, and Zecha- 22nd unto wizards that peep, and that riah the son of Jeberechiah.

mutter : should not a people seek unto 3 And I went'unto the prophetess; their Godhim for the living to the dead? and she conceived, and bare a son. Then 20 To the law and to the testimony: if said the LORD to me, Call his name Ma- they speak not according to this word, her-shalal-hash-baz.

it is because there is no light in them. 4 For before the child shall have knowl- 21 And they shall pass through it, hardedge to cry, My father, and my mother, ly bestead and hungry : and it shall come the riches of Damascus and the spoil of to pass, that when they shall be hungry, Samaria shall be taken away before the they shall fret themselves, and curse their king of Assyria.

king and their God, and look upward. 5 1 The LORD spake also unto me 22 And they shall look unto the earth; again, saying,

and behold trouble and darkness, dim6 Forasmach as this people refuseth the ness of anguish ; and they shall be driven waters of Shiloh that go softly, and re- to darkness. joice in Rezin and Remaliah's son' ;

CHAP. IX. 7. Now therefore, behold, the Lord 1 What joysshall be in the midst of afflicbringeth up upon them the waters of the tions by the birth and kingdom of Christ. river, strong and many, even the king 8 Judgments upon Israel for their of Assyria, and all his glory : and he pride, 13hupocrisy, 18 and impenitency. shall come up over all his channels, and TEVERTHELESS the dimness shall go over all his banks :

8 And he shall pass through Judah; he when at the first he lightly afflicted the shall overflow and go over; he shall reach land of Zebulun, and the land of Naphtali, even to the neck; and the stretching out and afterward did more grievously afflict of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, land, O Immanuel.

in Galilee of the nations. 9' Associate yourselves, O ye people, 2 The people that walked in darkness and ye shall be broken in pieces; and have seen a great light: they that dwell give ear, all ye of far countries : gird in the land of the shadow of death, upon yourselves, and ye shall be broken in them hath the light shined. pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be - 3 Thou hast multiplied the nation, and broken in pieces.

not increased the joy: they joy before thee 10 Take counsel together, and it shall according to the joy in harvest, and as come to bought; speak the word, and it men rejoice when they divide the spoil. shall not stand : for God is with us.

4. For thou hast broken the yoke of 11 9 For the LORD spake thus to me his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, with a strong hand, and instructed me the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of that I should not walk in the way of this || Midian. people, saying,

5 For every battle of the warrior is 12 Say ye not, A confederacy, to all with confused noise, and garments rolled them to whom this people shall say, A in blood ; but this shall be with burning confederacy ; neither fear ye their fear, and fuel of fire. nor be afraid.

6 For unto us a child is born, unto us 13 Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; a son is given : and the government and let him be your fear, and let him be shall be upon his shoulder : and his name your dread.

shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, 14 And he shall be for a sanctuary : The mighty God, the everlasting Father, but for a stone of stumbling and for a The Prince of Peace. rock of offence to both the houses of Is- 7 Of the increase of his government rael, for a gin and for a snare to the in- and peace there shall be no end, upon the habitants of Jerusalem.

throne of David, and upon his kingdom, 15 And many among them shall stum- | to order it, and to establish it with judg

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550 Judgment upon Israel. ISAJAH,

Assyria shall be broken. ment and with justice from henceforth || ment, and to take away the right from even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of the poor of my people, that widows may hosts will perform this.

be their prey, and that they may rob 8 9 The Lord sent a word into Jacob, the fatherless ? and it hath lighted upon Israel.

3 And what will ye do in the day of vis9 And all the people shall know, even itation, and in the desolation which shall Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, come from far? to whom will ye flee for that say in the pride and stoutness of heart, || help ? and where will ye leave your glory

10 The bricks are fallen down, but we 4 Without me they shall bow down will build with hewn stones: the syca- | under the prisoners, and they shall fall mores are cut down, but we will change. | under the slain. For all this his anger is them into cedars.

not turned away, but his hand is stretch11 Therefore the Lord shall set up the ed out still. adversaries of Rezin against him, and 5 90 Assyrian, the rod of mine anjoin his enemies together ;

ger, and the staff in their hand is mine 12 The Syrians before, and the Phi- || indignation. listines behind; and they shall devour Is. 6 I will send him against an hypocritrael with open mouth. For all this his ical nation, and against the people of anger is not turned away, but his hand my wrath will I give him a charge, to is stretched out still.

take the spoil, and to take the prey, and 13 | For the people turneth not unto to tread them down like the mire of him that smiteth them, neither do they | the streets. seek the LORD of hosts.

7 Howbeit he meaneth not so, nei14 Therefore the LORD will cut off ther doth his heart think so; but it is in from Israel head and tail, branch and his heart to destroy and cut off nations rush, in one day.

not a few. 15 The ancient and honourable, he is 8 For he saith, Are not my princes althe head; and the prophet that teacheth together kings? lies, he is the tail.

9 Is not Caino as Carchemish is not 16 For the leaders of this people cause Hamath as Arpad ? is not Såmaria as them to err; and they that are led of them Damascus ? are destroyed.

10 As my hand hath found the king17 Therefore the LORD shall have no doms of the idols, and whose graven joy in their young men, neither shall have || images did excel them of Jerusalem and inercy on their fatherless and widows : of Samaria; for every one is an hypocrite and an evil- 11 Shall I not, as I have done unto cloer, and every mouth speaketh folly Samaria and her idols, so do to JerusaFor all this his anger is not turned away, lem and her idols ? but his band is stretched out still.

12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, 18 s For wickedness burneth as the that when the Lord hath performed his fire: it shall devour the briers and thorns, whole work upon mount Zion and on and shall kindle in the thickets of the Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the forest, and they shall mount up like the stout heart of the king of Assyria, and lifting up of smoke.

the glory of his high looks. 19 Through the wrath of the LORD of 13 For he saith, By the strength of my hosts is the land darkened, and the people and I have done it, and by my wisdom; shall be as the fuel of the fire: no man for I am prudent; and I have removed shall spare his brother.

the bounds of the people, and have rob20 And he shall snatch on the right bed their treasures, and I have put down irand, and be hungry ; and he shall eat the inhabitants like a valiant man: on the left hand, and they shall not be 14 And my hand hath found as a nest satisfied : they shall eat every man the the riches of the people: and as one gathflesh of his own arm :

ereth eggs that are left, have I gathered 21 Manasseh, Ephraim; and Ephraim, all the earth ; and there was none that Vanasseh :. and they together shall be moved the wing, or opened the mouth, against Judah. For all this his anger is or peeped. not turned away, but his hand is stretch- 15 Shall the ax boast itself against him cd out still.

that heweth therewith ? or shall the saw CHAP. X.

magnify itself against him that shaketh it? 1 The woe of tyrants. 5 Assyria the rod of as if the rod should shake itself against hypocrites, for his pride shall be broken. I them

that lift it up, or as if the staffshould 20 Aremnant of Israel shall be saved. | lift up itself, as if it were no wood. WO

TOE unto them that decree unright- 16 Therefore shall the LORD, the LORD

eous decrees, and that write griev- i| of hosts, send among his fat ones leanousness which they have prescribed; ness; and under his glory he shall kindle

2 To turn aside the needy from judg. 11 a burning like the burning of a fire,

A remnant of Israel shall be saved. CHÁP. XI. Christ's freaceable kingdom. 551 17 And the light of Israel shall be for

CHAP. XI. à fire, and his Holy One for a flame: and 1 The peaceable kingilom of the branch out it shall burn and devour his thorns and of the root of Jesse, 10 The restoration his briers in one day ;

of Israel, and vocation of the Gentiles. 18 And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both soul of the stem of Jesse, and a branch and body; and they shall be as when a shall grow out of his roots : standard-bearer fainteth.

2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest 19 And the rest of the trees of his forest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and unshall be few, that a child may write them. verstanding, the spirit of counsel and

20 And it stall come to pass in that might, the spirit of knowledge and of day, that the remnant of Israel, and such || the fear of the LORD; as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall 3 And shall make him of quick unno more again stay upon him that smote derstanding in the fear of the LORD: them ; but shall stay upon the LORD, the 1 and he shall not judge after the sight of Holy One of Israel, in truth.

his eyes, neither reprove after the lear21 The remnant shall return, even the ling of his ears : remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God. 4 But with righteousness shall he judge

22 For though thy people Israel be as the poor, and reprove with equity for the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them the meek of the earth: and lie shall smite shall return; the consumption decreed the earth with the rol of his mouth, shall overflow with righteousness. and with the breath of his lips shall he

23 For the Lord God of hosts shall | slay the wicked. make a consumption, even determined, 5 And righteousness shall be the girdle in the midst of all the land.

of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle 24 | Therefore thus saith the Lord God of his reins. of hosts, 0

). my people that dwellest in 6 The wolf also shall dwell with the Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian: he lamb, and the kopard shall lie down shall smite thee with a rod, and shall lift with the kid; and the calf and the young up his staff against thee, after the manner lion and the fitling together; and a little of Egypt.

child shall lead them. 25 For yet a very little while, and the 7 And the cow and the bear shall feed ; indignation shall cease, and mine anger their young ones shall lie down together : in tlieir destruction.

and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 26 And the Lord of hosts shall stir up 8. And the sucking child shall play on a scourge for him according to the slaugh- || the hole of the asp, and the weaned child ter of Midian at the rock of Oreb: and shall put his hand on the cockatrice-den. as his rod svas upon the sea, so shall he 9 They shall not hurt nor destroy ini lift it up after the manner of Egypt. all my holy mountain : for the earth shall

27 And it shall come to pass in that be full of the knowledge of the LORD, day, that his burden shall be taken away as the waters cover the sea. from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from 10 And in that day there shall be a off thy neck, and the yoke shall be de- root of Jesse, which shall stand for an enstroyed because of the anointing. sign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles

28 He is come to Aiath, he is passed to seek: and his rest shall be glorious. Migron ; at Michmash he hath laid up 11 And it shall come to pass in that his carriages :

day, that the LORD shall set his hand a29 They aregoncover the passage: they | gain the second time to recover the remhave taken up their lodging at Geba; Ra- nant of his people, which shall be left, mah is afraid ; Gibeah of Saul is fled. from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from

30 Lift up thy voice, o daughter of Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, Gallim ; cause it to be heard unto Laish, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and O poor Anathoth.

from the islands of the sea. 31 Madmenah is removed; the inhabit- 12 And he shall set up an ensign for ants of Gebim gather themselves to flee, the nations, and shall assemble the out

52 As yet shall he remain at Nob that casts of Israel, and gather together the day : he shall shake his hand against the dispersed of Judah from the four corners mcunt of the daughter of Zion, the hill of the earth. of Jerusalem.

13 The envy also of Ephraim shall deS3 Behold, the LORD, the LORD of hosts part, and the adversaries of Judah shall shall lop the bough with terror: and the he cut of: Ephraim shall not envy high ones of stature shall be hewn down, Jodlah, and Judah shall not vex Eand the haughty shall be humbled. phrajı.

34. And he shall cut down the thickets 14 But they shall fly upon the shoulders of the forests with iron, and Lebanon of the Philistines toward the west ; they shall fall by a mighty one.

shall spoil them of the east together : 552 A thanksgiving

ISAIAH.

Babylon threatened. they shall lay their hand upon Edom and sorrows shall take hold of them; they Moab; and the children of Ammon shall shall be in pain as a woman that travailobey them.

eth : they shall be amazed one at anoth15 And the LORD shall utterly destroy er; their faces shall be as Hames. the tongue of the Egyptian sea ; and 9 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, with his mighty wind shall lie shake his cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, hand over the river, and shall smite it in to lay the land desolate: and he shall dethe seven streams, and make men go over stroy the sinners thereof out of it. dry shod.

10 For the stars of heaven and the con16 And there shall be an highway for stellations thereof shall not give their the remnant of his people, which shall ligit : the sun shall be darkened in his be left, from Assyria ; like as it was to going forth, and the moon shall not cause Israel in the day that he came up out of her light to shine. the land of Egypt.

11 And I will punish the world for CHAP. XII.

their evil, and the wicked for their inA joyful thanksgiving of the faithful for iquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the mercies of God.

the proud to cease, and will lay low the A

haughtiness of the terrible. Lord, I will praise thee : though

12 I will make a man more precious thou wast angry with me, thine anger is than fine gold; even a man than the turned away, and thou comfortedsť me. golden wedge of Ophir.

2 Behold, God is my salvation ; I will 13 Therefore I will shake the heavens, trust, and not be afraid : for the LORD and the earth shall remove out of her JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; place, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts, he also is become my salvation.

and in the day of his fierce anger. 3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw

14 And it shall be as the chased roe, water* out of the wells of salvation. and as a sheep that no man taketh up :

4 And in that day shali ye say, Praise they shall every man turn to his own peothe Lord, call upon his name, declare ple, and flee every one into his own land. his doings among the people, make men- 15 Every one that is found shall be tion that his name is exalted.

thrust through ; and every one that is 5 Sing unto the LORD ; for he hath joined into them shall fail by the sword. done excellent things: this is known in 16 Their children also shall be dashed all the carth.

to pieces before their eyes; their houses 6 Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished. of Zion : for great is the Holy One of 17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes aIsrael in the midst of thee.

gainst them, which shall not regard silver; CHAP. XIII.

and as for gold, they shall not delight in it. 1 God mustcreth the armies of his wrath. 18 sheir bows also shall dash the young

6 He threateneth to destroy Babylon by men to pieces; and they shall have no

the Medles. 19 The desolation thereof pity on the fruit of the womb ; their eye TH HE burden of Babylon, which Isaiah shall not spare children. the son of Amoz did

19 | And Babylon, the glory of king2 Lift ye up a banner upon the high doms, the beauty of the Chaldees excelmountain, exalt the voice unto them, lency, shall be as when God overthrew shake the hand, that they may go into | Sodom and Gomorrah. the gates of the nobles.

20 It shall never be inhabited, neither 3 I have commanded my sanctified shall it be dwelt in from generation to oncs, I have also called my mighty ones generation : neither shall the Arabian for mine anger, even them that rejoice in pitch tent there ; neither shall the shepmy highness.

herds make their fold there. 4 The noise of a multitude in the moun-21 But wild beasts of the desert shall tains, like as of a great people ; a tumul- lie there ; and their houses shall be full tuous noise of the kingdoms of nations of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell gathered together : the Lord of hosts | there, and satyrs shall dance there. mustereth the host of the battle.

22 And the wild beasts of the islands 5 They come from a far country, from shall cry in their desolate houses, and the end of heaven, even the LORD, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy her time is near to come, and her days the whole land.

shall not be prolonged. 6 | Howl ye; for the day of the LORD

CHAP. XIV. is at hand; it shall come as a destruction | 1 God's merciful restoration of Israel. 4 from the Almighty.

Their triumphalinsultation over Babel. and every man's heart shall melt:

be faint, F9

'OR the LORD will have mercy on

Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and 8 And they shall be afraid : pangs and set thern in their own land : and the

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