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East I have scattered the people fruitful land, I cast out the Caof two provinces, even of Tyrus naanites, the Pherezites, and and Sidon, and have slain all the Philistines, before you: their enemies.
what shall I yet do more for 9 Speak thou therefore unto you? saith the Lord. them, saying, Thus saith the 19 Thus saith the Almighty Lord,
Lord, When ye were in the wil10 I led you through the sea, derness, in the river of the Amoand in the beginning gave you rites, being athirst, and blasa large and safe passage; I pheming my name, gave you Moses for a leader,
20 I gave you not fire for and Aaron for a priest.
your blasphemies, but cast a 11 I gave you light in a pillar tree in the water, and made the of fire, and great wonders have river sweet. I done among you; yet have ye 21 What shall I do unto forgotten me, saith the Lord. thee, O Jacob? thou, Judah,
712 Thus saith the Almighty wouldest not obey me: I will Lord, The quails were as a token turn me to other nations, and to you; I gave you tents for unto those will I give my name, your safeguard : nevertheless that they may keep my staye murmured there,
tutes. 13 And triumphed not in my 22 Seeing ye have forsaken name for the destruction of your me, I will forsake you also ; enemies, but ever to this day do when ye desire me to be graye yet murmur.
cious unto you,
I shall have no 14 Where are the benefits mercy upon you. that I have done for you? when 23 Whensoever ye shall call ye were hungry and thirsty in upon me, I will not hear you : the wilderness, did ye not cry for have defiled
hands unto me,
with blood, and your 15 Saying, Why hast thou swift to commit manslaughter. brought us into this wilderness 24 Ye have not, as it were, to kill us ? it had been better forsaken me, but your own for us to have served the Egyp- selves, saith the Lord. tians, than to die in this wilder
LESSON XLV. 16 Then had I pity upon your mournings, and gave you manna Thus saith the Almighty Lord, to eat; so ye did eat angels' Have I not prayed you as a fabread,
ther his sons, as a mother her 17 When ye were thirsty, daughters, and a
nurse her did I not cleave the rock, and babes, waters flowed out to your fill ? 2 That
would be my peofor the heat I covered you with ple, and I should be your the leaves of the trees.
that ye would be my children, 18 I divided among you a
and I should be
God; and your
3 I gathered you together, commandments by my servants as a hen gathereth her chickens the prophets; whom they would under her wings : but now what not hear, but despised my counshall I do unto you? I will cast sels. you out from my face.
12 The mother that bare 4 When ye offer unto me, I them saith unto them, Go
your will turn my face from you: way, ye children ; for I am a for your solemn feast days, your widow and forsaken : new moons,
circum- 13 I brought you up with cisions, have I forsaken. gladness; but with sorrow and
5 I sent unto you my servants heaviness have I lost yoù : for the prophets, whom ye have ye have sinned before the Lord taken and slain, and torn their your God, and done that thing bodies in pieces, whose blood I that is evil before him. will require of your hands, saith 14 But what shall I now do the Lord.
unto you? I am a widow and 6 Thus saith the Almighty forsaken: go your way, O my Lord, Your house is desolate, I children, and ask mercy of the will cast you out as the wind Lord. doth stubble. 7 And your children shall
LESSON XLVI. not be fruitful; for they have despised my commandment, and To the Lord our God belongdone the thing that is evil be- eth righteousness, but unto us
confusion of face, as it is come 18 Your houses will I give to pass this day, unto them of to a people that shall come; Judah, and to the inhabitants of which not having heard of me, Jerusalem, yet shall believe me; to whom I 2 And to our kings, and to have hewed no signs, yet they our princes, and to our priests, shall do that I have command- and to our prophets, and to our ed them.
fathers : 9 They have seen no pro
3 For we have sinned before phets, yet they shall call their the Lord, sins to remembrance, and ac- 4 And disobeyed him, and knowledge them.
have not hearkened unto the 10 I take to witness the voice of the Lord our God, to grace of the people to come, walk in the commandments that whose little ones rejoice in glad- he gave us openly: ness; and though they have not 5 Since the day that the seen me with their bodily eyes, Lord brought our forefathers out yet in spirit they believe the of the land of Egypt, unto this thing that I say.
present day, we have been dis11 Thus saith the Lord, I obedient unto the Lord our God, brought this people out of and we have been negligent in bondage, and I gave them my not hearing his voice.
6 Wherefore the evils cleaved 13 Thus we were cast down, unto us, and the curse, which and not exalted, because we the Lord appointed by Moses have sinned against the Lord his servant at the time that he our God, and have not been brought our fathers out of the obedient unto his voice. land of Egypt, to give us a land 14 To the Lord
apthat floweth with milk and pertaineth righteousness : but honey, like as it is to see this unto us and to our fathers open day.
shame, as appeareth this day. 7 Nevertheless we have not 15 For all these plagues are hearkened unto the voice of the come upon us, which the Lord Lord our God, according unto hath pronounced against us. all the words of the prophets, 16 Yet have we not prayed whom he sent unto us.
before the Lord, that we might 8 But every man followed turn every one from the imagithe imagination of his own nations of his wicked heart. wicked heart, to serve strange
17 Wherefore the Lord gods, and to do evil in the sight watched over us for evil, and of the Lord our God.
the Lord hath brought it upon 9 Therefore the Lord hath us : for the Lord is righteous made good his word, which he in all his works which he hath pronounced against us, and commanded us. against our judges that judged 18 Yet we have not hearkIsrael, and against our kings, ened unto his voice, to walk in and against our princes, and the commandments of the Lord, against the men of Israel and that he hath set before us. Judah,
919 And now, O Lord God 10 To bring upon us great of Israel, that hast brought thy plagues, such as never hap- people out of the land of Egypt pened under the whole heaven, with a mighty hand, and high as it came to pass in Jerusa- arm, and with signs, and with lem, according to the things wonders, and with great power, that were written in the law of and hast gotten thyself a name, Moses;
as appeareth this day : 11 That a man should eat 20 O Lord our God, we have the flesh of his own son, and sinned, we have done ungodly, the flesh of his own daughter. we have dealt unrighteously in
12 Moreover he hath deli- all thine ordinances. vered them to be in subjection 21 Let thy wrath turn from to all the kingdoms that are us: for we are but a few left round about us, to be as a re- among the heathen, where thou proach and desolation among
hast scattered us. all the people round about, 22 Hear our prayers, O Lord, where the Lord hath scattered and our petitions, and deliver us them,
for thiņe own sake, and give us
favour in the sight of them which know that thou art the Lord have led us away :
our God, because Israel and his 23 That all the earth may posterity is called by thy name.
SECTION XIX.- Promises to Israel.
9 For I saw the captivity of
my sons and daughters, which This is the book of the com- the Everlasting brought upon mandments of God, and the them. law that endureth for ever: all 10 With joy did I nourish they that keep it shall come to them ; but sent them away with life; but such as leave it shall weeping and mourning: die.
11 Let no man rejoice over 2 Turn thee, O Jacob, and me, a widow, and forsaken of take hold of it: walk in the many, who for the sins of my presence of the light thereof, children am left desolate ; bethat thou mayest be illumi- cause they departed from the nated.
law of God. 3 Give not thine honour to 12 They knew not his staanother, nor the things that tutes, nor walked in the ways are profitable unto thee to a of his commandments, nor trod strange nation.
in the paths of discipline in 4 O Israel, happy are we :
his righteousness. for things that are pleasing to 13 Let them that dwell about God are made known unto us. Sion come; and remember ye
5 Be of good cheer, my the captivity of my sons and people, the memorial of Is- daughters, which the Everlastrael.
ing hath brought upon them. 6 Ye were sold to the na- 14 For he hath brought a tions, not for your destruction : nation upon them from far, a but because ye moved God to shameless nation, and of a wrath, ye were delivered unto strange language, who neither the enemies.
reverenced old man, nor pitied 7 Ye have forgotten the ever- child. lasting God, that brought you
15 These have carried away up; and
ye have grieved Jeru- the dear-beloved children of the salem, that nursed you.
widow, and left her that was 8 For when she saw the alone, desolate without daughwrath of God coming upon ters. you, she said, Hearken, Oye 16 But what can I help that dwell about Sion : God you? hath brought upon me great 17 For he that brought these mourning;
plagues upon you will deliver
you from the hands of your ene- for
shall be remembered of mies.
him that brought these things 18 Go your way,
upon you. dren, go your way, for I am 27 For as it was your mind left desolate.
to go astray from God; so, be19 I have put off the cloth- ing returned, seek him ten times ing of peace, and put upon me the sackcloth of my prayer: I 28 For he that hath brought will cry unto the Everlasting these plagues upon you shall in my days.
bring you everlasting joy again 20 Be of good cheer, O my with your salvation. children; cry unto the Lord, and 29 Take a good heart, O Jehe shall deliver you from the rusalem : for he that gave
thee power and hand of the ene- that name will comfort thee. mies.
30 Miserable are they that 21 For my hope is in the afflicted thee and rejoiced at Everlasting, that he will save thy fall. you; and joy is come unto me 31 Miserable are the cities from the Holy One, because of which thy children served : mithe mercy which shall soon serable is she that received thy come unto you from the Everlasting, our saviour.
32 For as she rejoiced at thy 22 For I sent you out with ruin, and was glad of thy fall; mourning and weeping: but so shall she be grieved for her God will give you to me again own desolation. with joy and gladness for ever. 33 For I will take away the
23 Like as now the neigh- rejoicing of her great multitude, bours of Sion have seen your and her pride shall be turned captivity; so shall they see into mourning. shortly your salvation from our 34 O Jerusalem, look about God, which shall come upon you
thee toward the east, and bewith great glory, and bright- hold the joy that cometh unto ness of the Everlasting.
thee from God. 24 My children, suffer pa- 35 Lo, thy sons come,
whom tiently the wrath that is come thou sentest away, they come upon you from God : for thine gathered together from the east enemy hath persecuted thee; to the west by the word of the but shortly thou shalt see his Holy One, rejoicing in the glory destruction, and shalt tread up- of God. on his neck.
T36 Put off, O Jerusalem, the 25 My delicate ones have garment of thy mourning and gone rough ways, and were affliction, and put on the cometaken away as a flock caught liness of the glory that cometh of the enemies.
from God for ever. 26 Be of good comfort, O my 37 Cast about thee a double children, and cry unto God : garment of the righteousness