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558 Tyre's overthrow,

ISAIAH. The judgments of God for sin, thou whom the merchants of Zidon, that

CHAP. XXIV. pass over the sea, have replenished. 1 God's judgment upon the land. 13 A

3 And by great waters the seed of Si- remnant shall joyfully praise him. hor, the harvest of the river, is her rev


EHOLD, the Lord maketh the earth enue ; and she is a mart of nations,

empty, and maketh it waste, and 4 Be thou ashamed, O Zidon : for the turneth it upside down, and scattereth sea hath spoken, even the strength of the abroad the inhabitants thereof. sea, saying, I travail not, nor bring forth 2 And it shall be, as with the people, children, neither do I nourish up young so with the priests; as with the servant, men, nor bring up virgins.

so with his master; as with the maid, so 5 As at the report concerning Egypt, with her mistress ; as with the buyer, so so shall they be sorely pained at the re- with the seller ; as with the lender, so port of Tyre.

with the borrower; as with the taker of 6 Pass ye over to Tarshish; howl, ye usury, so with the giver of usury to him. inhabitants of the isle.

3 The land shall be utterly emptied, 7 Is this your joyous city, whose antiq and utterly spoiled: for the LORD hath wity is of ancient days?' her own feet spoken this word. shall carry her afar off to sojourn.

4 The earth mournethandfadeth away, 8 Who hath taken this counsel against the world languishethand fadeth away, the 'Tyre, the crowning city, whose merchants haughty people of the earth do languish. ure princes, whose traffickers are the 5 The earth also is defiled under the licnourable of the earth?

inhabitants thereof; because they have 9 The LORD of hosts hath purposed transgressed the laws, changed tie ordiit, to stain the pride of all glory, and to nance, broken the everlasting covenant bring into contempt all the honourable of 6 Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth.

the earth, and they that dwell therein are 10 Pass through thy land as a river, o desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the daughter of Tarshish: there is no more earth are burned, and few men left. strength.

7 The new wine mourneth, the vine 11 He stretched out his handoverthe sea, l languisheth, all the merry-hearted do sigh. hcshook the kingdoms: the Lordhath giv- 8 The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the en a commandment against the merchant | noise of them that rejoice endeth, the joy city, to destroy the strong holds thereof. of the harp ceaseth.

12 And he said, Thou shalt no more 9 They shall not drink wine with a rejoice, O thou oppressed virgin, daugh- song ; strong drink shall be bitter to them ter of Zidon : arise, pass over to Chittim ; that drink it. there also shalt thou have no rest.

10 The city of confusion is broken 13 Behold the land of the Challeans; | down: every house is shut up, that no this people was not, till the Assyrian man may come in. founded it for them that dwell in the 11 There is a crying for wine in the wilderness: they set up the towers there- | streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth of of, they raised up the palaces thereof; the land is gone. and he brought it to ruin.

12 In the city is left desolation, and the 14 Howl, ye ships of Tarshish : for I gate is smitten with destruction. your strength is laid waste.

13 | When thus it shall be in the midst 15 And it shall come to pass in that of the land among the people, there shall day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy be as the shaking of an olive-tree, and as years, according to the days of one king: the gleaning grapes when the vintage is after the end of seventy years shall Tyre done. sing as an harlot.

14 They shall lift up their voice, they 16 Take an harp, go about the city, I shall sing for the majesty of the Lord, thou harlot that hast been forgotten ; ; they shall cry aloud from the sea. make sweet melody, sing many songs, 15 Wherefore glorify ye the Lord in that thou mayest be remembered. the fires, even the name of the LORD

17 & And it shall come to pass after God of Israel in the isles of the sea. the end of seventy years, that the LORD 16 9 From the uttermost part of the will visit Tyre, and she shall turn to her eartlı hare we heard songs, even glory to bire, ankl shall commit fornication with the righteous. But I sail, My leanness, all the kingdoms of the world upon the my leanness, woe unto me! the treacherface of the earth.

il ous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, 18 And her merchandise and her liire the treacherous dealers have dealt very shall be holiness to the LORD: it shall treacherously. not be treasured nor laid up ; for her 17 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are merchandise shall be for them that dwell upon thie, () inhabitant of the earth. before the Lord, to cat sufficiently, and 18 And it shall come to pass, that he for durable clothing.

who fleeth from the noise of the fear God praised for his benefits. CHAP. XXV, XXVI. Asong inciting confilence. 559 shall fall into the pit ; and he that com- Lo, this is our God; we have waited for cth up out of the midst of the pit shall him, and he will save us : this is the be taken in the snare : for the windows LORD ; we have waited for him, we will from on high are open, and the founda- i be glad and rejoice in his salvation. tions of the earth do shake.

10 Eor in this mountain shall the handl 19 The earth is utterly broken down, of the LORD rest, and Moab shall be the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is trodden down under him, even as stray moved exceedingly.

is trodden down for the dunghill. 20 The earth shall reel to and fro like 11 And he shall spread forth his hands a drunkard, and shall be removed like a in the midst of them, as he that swimcottage ; and the transgression thereof meth spreadeth forth his hands tò swim : shall be heavy upon it ; and it shall fall, and he shall bring down their pride toand not rise again.

gether with the spoils of their hands. 21 And it shall come to pass in that 12 And the fortress of the high fort of day, that the LORD shall punish the host thy walls shall he bring down, lay low, ani of the high ones that are on high, and the bring to the ground, even to the dust. kings of the earth upon the earth.

CHAP. XXVI. 22 And they shall be gathered together, 1 A song inciting to confidence in God. as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and 20 in exhortation to wait on him. shall be shut up in the prison, and after IN that day shall this song be sung in many days shall they be visited.

the land of Judah; We have a strong 23 Then the moon shall be confound city; salvation will God appoint for walls eil, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD ani bulwarks. of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and 2 Open ye the gates, that the rightin Jerusalem, and before his ancients glo- cous nation which keepeth the truth may riously.

enter in. CHAP. XXV.

3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, i The prophet fraiseth God for his judge whose mind is stayed on thee : because he

ments, 6 for his saving benefits, 9 and trusteth in thee. for his victorious salvation.

4 Trust ye in the LORD for ever : for O LORD; thou are my God in will in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting thou hast done wonderfulthings; thy coun- 5 11 For he bringeth down them that sels of old are faithfulness and truth. dwell on high ; the lofty city, he layetli

2 For thou hast nade of a city an it low ; he layeth it low, even to the heap; of a defenced city a ruin : a pal- . ground; he bringeth it even to the dust. ace of strangers to be no city ; it shall nev- 6 The foot shall tread it down, even the er be built.

feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy. 3 Therefore shall the strong people glo 7 The way of the just is uprightness : rify thee, the city of the terrible nations thod, most upright, dost wciglı the path shall fear thee.

of the just. 4 For thou hast been a strength to the 8 Yea, in the way of thy judgments, poor, a strength to the needy in his dis- O LORD, have we waited for thee; the tress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow desire of our soul is to thy name, and to from the heat, when the biast of the ter- the remembrance of thee. rible ones is as a storm against the wall. 9 With my soul have I desired thee

5 Thou shalt bring down the noise of in the night ; yea, with my spirit withstrangers, as the heat in a dry place; in me wiil I seek thee early : for when even the heat with the shadow of a cloud : thy judgments are in the earth, the inthe branch of the terrible ones shall be habitanis of the world will learn rightbrought low.

eousness. 6 And in this mountain shall the 10 Let favour be shewed to the wickLORD of hosts make unto all people a ed, yet will he not learn righteousness : feast of fat things, a feast op wines on in the land of uprightness will he deal the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of injustly, and will not behold the majesty wines on the lees well refined.

of the LORD. 7 And he will destroy in this moun- 11 Lord, when thy hand is lifted up, tain the face of the covering Cient over all they will not see: bui they shall see, and people, and the veil that is spread over be asliamed for their envy at the people ; all nations.

yea, the fire of thine enemies shall de. 8 He will swallow up death in victory; vour them. and the Lord God will wipe away tears 12 4 LORD, thiou wilt ordain peace for from off all faces; and the rebuke of his us : for thou also hast wrought all our people shall he take away from oif all the works in us. eirtn : for the LORD hath spoken it. 13 O LORD our God, other lords be.

9 1 And it shall be said in that day, I ide thee have had dominion over us ; 560 God's care of his vireyard. ISAIANI.

Efraim threatenedi but by thee only will we make mention rough wind in the day of the cast wind. of thy name.

9 B: this therefore shall the iniquity of 14 They are dead, they shall not live; | Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit they are deceased, they shall not rise : to take away his sin ; when he maketlı therefore, hast thou visited and destroyed all the stones of the altar as chalkstones them, and made all their memory to perish. that are beaten in sunder, the groves and

15 Thou hast increased the nation, 0 images shall not stand up. LORD, thou hast increased the nation ; 10 Yet the defenced city shall be desothou art glorified: thou hadst removed it late, and the habitation forsaken, and far unto all the ends of the eartlı.

left like a wilderness: there shall the calf 16 Lord, in trouble have they visited feed, and there shall he lie down, and conthee, they poured out a prayer when thy sume the branches thereof. chastening was upon them.

11 When the boughs thereof arc with17 Like as a woman with child, that ered, they shall be broken off: the womdraweth near the time of her delivery, is en come, and set them on fire; for it is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs ; so a people of vo understanding : therefore haie we been in thy sight, O Lord. he that made them will not have mercy

18 We have been with child, we have on them, and he that formed them will been in pain, we have as it were brought shew them no favour. forth wind; we have not wrought any 12 | And it shall come to pass in that deliverance in the earth ; neither have day, that the Lord shall beat off from the inhabitants of the world fallen.

the channel of the river unto the stream 19 Thy dead men shall live, together of Egypt, and ye shall be gathered one by with my dead body shall they arise. A. one, () ye children of Israel. wake and sing, ye that dwell in dust : for 13 And it shall come to pass in that day, thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the that the great trumpet shall be blown, earth shall cast out the dead.

and they shall come which were ready to 20 Come, my people, enter thou in- perish in the land of Assyria, and the outto thy chambers, and shut thy doors about casts in the land of Egypt, and shall werthee: lude thyself as it were for a little mo- ship the Lord in the holy mount at Jemert, until the indignation be overpast. rusalem. 21 For behold, the LORD cometh out

CHAP. XXVIII. of his place to punish the inhabitants of 1 Ephraim threatened. 16 Christ promure earth for their iniquity : the carth ised. 18 The security of scorners shall also shall ciisclose her blood, and shall no be tricd. more cover her slain. CHAP. XXVII.

OE to the crown of pride, to the WOE

drunkards of Ephraim, whose glo i The care of God over his vincyard. 7 rious beauty is a fading flower, which His chastisements differ from judgments. I are on the head of the fat valleys of them

12 The church of Jews and Geniiles. that are overcome with wine! IN IN that day the Lord with his sore and 2 Behold, the LORD hath a mighty and

great and sirong sword shall punish strong one, which as a tempest of hailand leviathan the piercing serpent, even le- a destroying storm, as a fiood of mighty viathan that crooked serpent ; and he water's overflowing, shall cast down to shall slay the dragon that is in the sea. the earth with the hand.

2 In that day sing ye unto her, A vine- 3 The crown of pride, the drunkar.is yard of recl wine.

of Ephraim, shall be trodden under feet : 3 I the LORD do keep it; I will water 4 And the glorious beauty, which is on it every inoment : lest any hurt it, I will the head of the fat valley, shall be a fading keep it night and day.

flower, and as the hasty fruit before the 4 Fury is not in me : who would set summer ; which when he that looked the briers anul thorns against me in bat- il upon it, seeth it, while it is yet in his hand ule? I would go through them, I would he eateth it up. burn them together.

5 lu that day shall the Lord of hosts be i Or let him take hold of my strength, for a crown of glory, and for a diadem of that he may make peace with me, and beauty, unto the residue of his people, he shall make peace with me.

6 And for a spirit of judgment to him 6 He shall cause them that come cf Jacob that sitieth in judgment, and for strength lotake root : Israel shall blossom and bud, to them that turn the battle to the gate. and fill the face of the world with fruit. 7 9 But they also have erred through

75 Hath he smitten him, as he smote wine, and through strong drink are ort those that smote him? or is he slain ac- of the way ; the priest and the prophet cording to the slaughter of them that are have erred through strong drink, they slain by him?

are swallowed up ci wire, they are ait 8 In measure, when it shcoteth forth, of the way through strong drink; therer throu wilt debate with it: he staye in his l in vision, they stuinblc in judgm.cat

Christ firomised.

CHAP. XXIX. Gosl*s judgments on Jerusaluin. 561 ☆ For all tables are full of von.it and 23 f Give ye ear, and hear my voice; filthiness, so that there is no place clean. hearken, and hear my speech.

97 Whom shall he teach knowledge ? 24 Doth the plowman plow all day to and whom shall he make to understand sow? doth he open and break the clods doctrine? them that are weaned from the of his ground? milk, and drawn from the breasts.

25 When he hath made plain the face 10 For precept must be upon precept, thereof, doth he not cast abroad the precept upon precept ; line upon line, line fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast upon line; here a little, and there a little: in the principal wheat, and the appointeri

11 For with stammering lips and an- barley; and the rye in their place? other tongue will he speak to this peo- 26 For his God doth instruct him to ple.

discretion, and doth teach him. 12 To whom he said, This is the rest 27 For the fitches are not threshed with wherewith ye may cause the weary to a threshing instrument, neither is a cartrest; and this is the refreshing: yet they wheel turned about upon the cummin ; would not hear.

but the fitches are beaten out with a 13 But the word of the LORD was unto staff, and the cummin with a rod. them, precept upon precept, precept up- 28 Bread-corn is bruised ; because he on precept ; line upon line, line upon will not ever be threshing it, nor break line ; here a little, and there a little; that it with the wheel of his cart, nor bruise they might go, and fall backward, and be it with his horsemen. broken, and snared, and taken.

29 This also cometh forth from the 14 q Wherefore hear the word of the LORD of hosts, which is wonderful in LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this counsel, and excellent in working people which is in Jerusalem.

CHAP. XXIX. 15 Because ye have said, We have made 1 Goil's judgments upon Jerusalem. 9 a covenant with death, and with hell are


, Sand data hypocrisy. we at agreement ; when the overfiowing WOE to Ariel, to Ariel, the city scourge shall pass through, it shall not here David dwelt! add ye year come unto us: for we have made lies our to year; let them kill sacrifices. refuge, and under falseliood have we hit 2 Yet I will distress Ariel, and there ourselves :

shall be heaviness and sorrow : and it 16 ? Therefore thus saith the Lord shall be unto me as Ariel. God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foun- 3 And I will camp against thee round dation a stone, a tried stone, a precious about, and will lay siege against thee with corner stone, a sure foundation : he that a mount, and I will raise forts against thee. believeth shall not make liaste.

4 And thou shalt be brought down, and 17 Judgment also will I lay to the shult speak out of the ground, and thy line, and righteousness to the plummet: speech shall be low out of the dust, and and the haii shall sweep away the refuge i thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a of lies, and the waters sliall overflow the familiar spirit, out of the ground, anıl hilling-place.

thy peech shall whisper out of the dust. 18 And your covenant with death 5 Moreover, the multitude of thy shall be disannuelled, and your agreement | strangers shall be like small dust, and the with hell shall not stand; when the over- ! multitude of the terrible ones shall be as flowing scourge shall pass through, then chaff that passeth away : yea, it shall be, ye sh ll be irodden down by it.

at an instant suddenly. 19 From the time that it goeth forth 6 Thou shalt be visited of the Lord of it shall take you: for morning by morn- hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, ing shall it pass over, by day and boy and great noise, with storm and tempesi, night: and it shall be a vexaiion only 10 and the trame of devouring fire. understand the report.

7. And the multitude of all the nations 20 For the bed is shorter than that a that fight against Iriel, even all that right man can stretch himself en it: and the ageinst her and her munition, and that covering narruver than that he can wrap, distress hors-shall be as a dream of a himself in it.

niglit-vision. 21 For the LORD shall rise up as in oltshalleren beas when a hungry man mount Perazin, he shall be wruth as in dreamoth, and behold, he eateth; buche the valley of Gilzenn, that he may co lois, awaketh, and his soul is empty : or is work, his straniye work ; and bring to when a thirst!'m in dreineth, and behoki, pass his act, his strange act.


he drinketh; but he waketh, and behold, 22 Now therefore be ye not makers. hu ix faint, and his soul hath appetite? lest your brands lie made stra: for sostre ditude of all the nations have heard from the LORD Gnathosts be, that fight against mount Ziel, a consumption, eren cuttimined upon 9 9 Sis yourselves, it! w ader; cry the whole carth,

je nut, and you they are drunkan, but

362 Sonsclessness of the Jews. ISAIAH.

The ficople threatened: not with wine ; they stagger, but not with

CHAP. XXX. Strong drink.

1 The people threatened

for their corift! 10 For the Lord hath poured out up- dence in Egypt, 8 and contempt of on you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath God's word. closed your eyes; the prophets and your Wh

OE to the rebellious children, saith ,

the Lord, that take counsel, but 11 And the vision of all is become un- not of me; and that cover with a coverto you as the words of a book that is ing, but not of my spirit, that they may sealed, which men deliver to one that is I add sin to sin : learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee : 2 That walk to go down into Egypt, anct and he saith, I cannot ; for it is sealed: have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen

12 And the book is delivered to him that themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray and to trust in the shadow of Egypt ! thee: and he saith, L'am not leained. 3 Therefore shall the strength of Pha

13 ? Wherefore the Lord said, For- rach le your shame, and the trust in the asmuch as this people draw near me with shadow of Egypt your confusion. their mouth, and with their lips do hon- 4 For his princes were at Zoan, and our me, but have removed their heart his ambassadors came to Hanes. far from me, and their fear toward me 5 They were allashamed of a people that is taught by the precept of men:

could not profit them, nor be an help nor 14 Therefore behold, I will proceed to profit, but a shame, and also a reproach. slo a marvellous work among this people, 6 The burden of the beasts of the south: even a marvellous work and a wonder: | into the land of trouble and anguish, from for the wisdom of their wise men shall whence come the young and old lion, the perish, and the understanding of their riper and fiery flying serpent, they will prudent men shall be hid.

carry their riches upon the shoulders of 15 Woe unto them that seek deep to young asses, and their treasures upon the hide their counsel from tie Lord, and bunches of camels, to a people that shall their works are in the dark, and they say, not profit them. Who seeth us? and who knoweth us? 7 For the Egyptians shall help in vain,

16 Surely your turning of things upside ard to no purpose: therefore liave I cried down shall be esteemed as the potter's concerning this, Their strength is to sit still, clay : for shall the work say of him that 8 | Now go, write it before them in a made it, He made me not ? or shall the table, and note it in a book, that it may thing framed say of him that framed it, be for the time to come for ever anderer: He had no understanding?

9 That this is a rebellious people, lying 17 Is it not yet a very little while, and children, children thut will not hear the Lebanon shall be enrned into a fruitful law of the LORD: field, and the fruitful field shall be esteem- 10 Which say to the seers, See not ; ed as a forest?

and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto 13 | And in that day shall the deaflear us right thingsspçak unto us smooth the words of the book, and the eyes things, prophesy deceits : of the blind shall see cut of obscurity, and 11 Get you out of the way, turn aside out of darkness.

out of the path, cause the Holy One of 19 The meek also shall increase their | Isracl to cease from before us. joy in the LORD, and the poor among men 12 Wherefore thus saith the Holy One shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel. of Israel, Because ye despise this word,

20 For the terrible one is brought to and trust in oppression and perverseness, nought, and the scorner is consumed, and stay thereon: and all that watch for iniquity are cut off: 13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to

21 That make a man an offender for you as a breach ready to fall, swelling a word, and lay a snare for him that re- out in a higlı wall, whose breaking comproveth in the gate, and turn aside the eth suddenly at an instant. just for a thing of nought.

14 And he shall break it as the break22 Therefore thus saith the LORD, who ing of the potter's vessel that is broken redeemed Abraham, concerning the house in pieces; he shall not spare: so that there of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be ashamed, shall not be found in the bursting of it a neither shall his face now wax pale. sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to

23 But when he secth his children, the take water withal out of the pit. work of mine hands, in the midst of him, 15 For thus saith the Lord God, the they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify Holy One of Israel; In returning and resi the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear | shail ye be saved; in quietness and in tlie Gol of Israel.

confidence shall be your strength: and ye 24. They also that erred in spirit shall || would not. come to understandling, and they that 16 But ye said, No; for we will filee murmured shall learn doctrine.

upon loi scs; therefore shall ye flee: and,

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