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that whosoever will not hearken shall play on the hole of the asp, unto my words which he shall and the weaned child shall put speak in my name, I will require his hand on the cockatrice it of him.


9 They shall not hurt nor LESSON CLXXI.

destroy in all my holy moun

tain: for the earth shall be full THERE shall come forth a rod of the knowledge of the Lord, out of the stem of Jesse, and as the waters cover the sea. ; a branch shall grow out of his 10 And in that day there roots.

shall be a root of Jesse, which 2 And the spirit of the Lord shall stand for an ensign of the shall rest upon him; the spirit people; to it shall the Gentiles of wisdom and understanding, seek, and his rest shall be glothe spirit of counsel and might, rious. the spirit of knowledge and of 11 The wilderness and the the fear of the Lord :

solitary place shall be glad ; 3 And shall make him of and the desert shall rejoice, and quick understanding in the fear blossom as the rose. of the Lord, and he shall not 12 It shall blossom abun. judge after the sight of his eyes, dantly, and rejoice even with neither reprove after the hear- joy and singing: the glory of ing of his ears.

Lebanon shall be given unto it, 4 But with righteousness the excellency of Carmel and shall he judge the poor, and Sharon : they shall see the reprove with equity for the glory of the Lord, and the exmeek of the earth; and he shall cellency of our God. smite the earth with the rod of | 13 Strengthen ye the weak his mouth, and with the breath hands, and confirm the feeble of his lips shall he slay the knees. wicked.

14 Say to them that are of 5 And righteousness shall be a fearful heart, Be strong, fear the girdle of his loins, and faith- not: behold your God will fulness the girdle of his reins. come with vengeance, even God

6 The wolf also shall dwell with a recompense; he will with the lamb, and the leopard come, and save you. shall lie down with the kid ; 15 Then the eyes of the blind and the calf and the young lion, shall be opened, and the ears and the fatling together; and of the deaf shall be unstopa little child shall lead them: ped.

7 And the cow and the bear 16 Then shall the lame man shall feed, their young ones leap as an hart, and the tongue shall lie down together, and of the dumb sing : for in the the lion shall eat straw like the wilderness shall waters break

out, and streams in the desert. 8 And the sucking child 17 And the parched ground



shall become a pool, and the mouth of the Lord hath spoken thirsty land springs of water : it. in the habitation of dragons, 26 O Zion, that bringest where each lay, shall be grass good tidings, get thee up into with reeds and rushes.

the high mountain : 0 Jerusa18 And an highway shall be lem, that bringest good tidings, there, and a way, and it shall lift up thy voice with strength, be called the way of holiness: lift it up, be not afraid : say the unclean shall not pass over unto the cities of Judah, Behold it; but it shall be for those : your God. the wayfaring men, though 27 Behold, the Lord God fools, shall not err therein. will come with strong hand,

19 No lion shall be there, and his arm shall rule for him : nor any ravenous beast shall go behold his reward is with him, up thereon; it shall not be found and his work before him. there; but the redeemed shall 28 He shall feed his flock walk there.

like a shepherd : he shall gather 20. And the ransomed of the the lambs with his arm, and Lord shall return, and come to carry them in his bosom, and Zion with songs, and everlast- shall gently lead those that are ing joy upon their heads: they with young. shall obtain joy and gladness ; and sorrow and sighing shall LESSON CLXXII.

flee away.

21 Comfort ye, comfort ye, Who hath believed our report? my people, saith your God. and to whom is the arm of the

22 Speak ye comfortably to Lord revealed ? Jerusalem, and cry unto her,

2 For he shall grow up

bethat her warfare is accomplish- fore him as a tender plant, and ed, that her iniquity is par- as a root out of a dry ground: doned : for she hath received of he hath no form nor comeli. the Lord's hand double for all ness: and when we shall see her sins,

him, there is no beauty that we 23 The voice of him that should desire him. crieth in the wilderness, Pre- 3 He is despised and rejected pare ye the way of the Lord, of men; a man of sorrows, and make straight in the desert a acquainted with grief: and we high-way for our God.

hid as it were our faces from 24 Every valley shall be ex- him: he was despised, and we alted, and every mountain and esteemed him not. hill shall be made low'; and the 14 Surely he hath borne our crooked shall be made straight, griefs, and carried our sorrows : and the rough places plain. yet we did esteem him stricken,

25 And the glory of the Lord smitten of God, and afflicted: shall be revealed, and all flesh 5 But he was wounded for our shall see it together: for the transgressions, he was bruised



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for our iniquities: the chastise- death : and he was numbered ment of our peace was upon with the transgressors; and he him; and with his stripes we bare the sin of many, and made are healed.

intercession for the transgress6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned

13 Behold,

my servant shall every one his own way: and deal prudently, he shall be exthe Lord hath laid on him the alted and extolled, and be very iniquity of us all.

high. 7 He was oppressed, and he 14 As many were astonished was afflicted, yet he opened not at thee; his visage was his mouth: he is brought as a marred more than any man, lamb to the slaughter, and as and his form more than the a sheep before her shearers is sons of men : dumb, so he openeth not his 15 So shall he sprinkle many mouth.

nations : the kings shall shut 8 He was taken from prison their mouths at him : for that and from judgement: and who which had not been told them shall declare his generation? for shall they see, and that which he was cut off out of the land of they had not heard shall they the living: for the transgression consider. of my people was he stricken.

9 And he made his grave LESSON CLXXIII. with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he ARISE, shine; for thy light is had done no violence, neither come, and the glory of the Lord was any deceit in his mouth. is risen


thee. 10 Yet it pleased the Lord 2 For behold, darkness shall to bruise him; he hath put him cover the earth, and gross darkto grief: When thou shalt make ness the people: but the Lord his soul an offering for sin, he shall arise upon thee, and his shall see his seed, he shall pro- glory shall be seen upon thee, long his days, and the pleasure 3 And the Gentiles shall of the Lord shall prosper in his come to thy light, and kings to hand.

the brightness of thy rising. 11 He shall see of the travail 4 Lift up thine eyes round of his soul, and shall be satis- about, and see : all they gather fied : by his knowledge shall themselves together, they come my righteous servant justify to thee: thy sons shall come many; for he shall bear their from far, and thy daughters iniquities.

shall be nursed at thy side. 12 Therefore will I divide 5 Then thou shalt see, and him a portion with the great, flow together; and thine heart and he shall divide the spoil shall fear, and be enlarged; with the strong: because he because the abundance of the hath poured out his soul unto sea shall be converted unto

thee, the forces of the Gentiles 13 Violence shall no more shall come unto thee.

be heard in thy land, wasting 6 And the sons of strangers nor destruction within thy borshall build up thy walls, and ders ; but thou shalt call thy their kings shall minister unto walls Salvation, and thy gates thee : for in my wrath I smote Praise. thee, but in my favour have I 14 The sun shall be no more had mercy on thee.

thy light by day; neither for 7 Therefore thy gates shall brightness shall the moon give be open continually; they shall light unto thee; but the Lord not be shut day nor night; that shall be unto thee an everlastmen may bring unto thee the ing light, and thy God thy forces of the Gentiles, and that glory. their kings may be brought. 15 Thy sun shall no more

8 For the nation and king- go down; neither shall thy moon dom that will not serve thee withdraw itself: for the Lord skall perish ; yea, those nations shall be thine everlasting light, shall be utterly wasted. and the days of thy mourning

9 The glory of Lebanon shall shall be ended. come unto thee, the fir-tree, the 16 Thy people also shall be pine-tree, and the box together, all righteous : they shall inherit to beautify the place of my sanc- the land for ever, the branch of tuary: and I will make the my planting, the work of my place of my feet glorious. hands, that I may be glorified.

10 The sons also of them 17 A little one shall become that afflicted thee shall come a thousand, and a small one a bending unto thee; and all they strong nation. I the Lord will that despised thee shall bow hasten it in his time. themselves down at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call LESSON CLXXIV. thee, The city of the Lord, The Zion of the Holy One of Israel. Behold my Servant, whom I

11 Whereas thou hast been uphold; mine elect in whom forsaken and hated, so that no my soul delighteth; I have put man went through thee, I will my spirit upon him; he shall make thee an eternal excellency, bring forth judgement to the a joy of many generations, and Gentiles. thou shalt know that I the Lord 2 He shall not cry, nor lift am thy saviour and thy redeem- up, nor cause his voice to be er, the Mighty One of Jacob. heard in the street.

12 For brass I will bring 3 A bruised reed shall he gold, and for iron I will bring not break, and the smoking silver, and for wood brass, and flax shall he not quench : he for stones iron: I will also make shall bring forth judgement thy officers peace, and thine ex- unto truth. actors righteousness.

4 He shall not fail, nor be him ;

discouraged, till he have set and seeking judgement, and judgement in the earth : and hasting righteousness. the isles shall wait for his law. 916 And he shall stand and

5 He shall come down like feed in the strength of the Lord, rain upon the mown grass ; as in the majesty of the name of showers that water the earth. the Lord his God; and they

6 In his days shall the righte- shall abide: for now shall he ous flourish; and abundance of be great unto the ends of the peace so long as the moon en- earth. dureth. 7 He shall have dominion

LESSON CLXXV. also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the Rejoice greatly, O daughter of earth.

Zion; shout, O daughter of Je8 They that dwell in the rusalem, behold, thy King comwilderness shall bow before eth unto thee: he is just, and

and his enemies shall having salvation ; lowly, and lick the dust.

riding upon an ass, and upon a 9 The kings of Tarshish and colt the foal of an ass. of the isles shall bring presents:

2 And I will cut off the chaand the kings of Sheba and Se- riot from Ephraim, and the ba shall offer gifts.

horse from Jerusalem, and the 10 Yea, all kings shall fall battle-bow shall be cut off: and down before him, all nations he shall speak peace unto the shall serve him.

heathen : and his dominion 11 For he shall deliver the shall be from sea even to sea, needy when he crieth; the and from the river even to the poor also, and him that hath ends of the earth. no helper.

13 Sing and rejoice, O 12 He shall spare the poor daughter of Zion: for lo, I and needy, and shall save the come, and I will dwell in the souls of the needy.

midst of thee, saith the Lord. 13 He shall redeem their 4 And many nations shall soul from deceit and violence: be joined to the Lord in that and precious shall their blood day, and shall be my people : be in his sight.

and I will dwell in the midst of 14 His name shall endure thee, and thou shalt know that for ever : his name shall be the Lord of hosts hath sent me continued as long as the sun : unto thee, and men shall be blessed in 5 And the Lord shall inherit him : all nations shall call him Judah his portion in the holy blessed.

land, and shall choose Jerusa15 And in mercy shall the lem again. throne be established : and he 96 Be silent, О all flesh, beshall sit upon it in truth, in the fore the Lord : for he is raised tabernacle of David, judging up out of his holy habitation.

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