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David restored. 713 die by the sword, which say, The evil | the reaper, and the treader of grapes him shall not overtake nor prevent us. that soweth seed; and the mountains shall

11 | In that day will I raise up the tab- drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt. ernacle of David that is fallen, and close 14 And I will bring again the captivity up the breaches thereof; and I will raise of my people of Israel, and they shall up his ruins, and I will build it as in the build the waste cities, and inhabit them ; days of old :

and they shall plant vineyards, and drink i2 That they may possess the remnant the wine thereof; they shall also make of Edom, and of all the heathen, which gardens, and eat the fruit of them. are called by my name, saith the LORD 15 And I will plant them upon their that doeth this.

land, and they shall no more be pulled 13 Behold, the days come, saith the up out of their land which I have given LORD, that the plowman shall overtake them, saith the LORD thy God.

OBADIAH . 1 The destruction of Edom, 3 for their on the day of thy brother in the day that

pride, 10 and wrong unto Jacob. 17 he became a stranger; neither shouldest

The salvation and victory of Jacob. thou have rejoiced over the children of THE 'HE vision of Obadiah. Thus saith Judah in the day of their destruction ;

the Lord God concerning Edom; neither shouldest thou have spoken proudWe have heard a rumour from the LORD, ly in the day of distress. and an ambassador is sent among the 13 Thou shouldest not have entered into heathen, Arise ye, and let us rise up a- the gate of my people in the day of their gainst her in battle.

calamity; yea, thou shouldest not have 2 Behold, I have made thee small among . looked on their affliction in the day of the heathen: thou art greatly despised. their calamity, nor have laid hands on their

3 4 The pride of thine heart hath de substance in the day of their calamity; ceived thee, thou that dwellest in the 14 Neither shouldest thou have stood clefts of the rock, whose habitation is in the cross-way, to cut off those of his high; that saith in his heart, Who shall that did escape; neither shouldest thou bring me down to the ground ?

have delivered up those of his that did 4. Though thou exalt thyself as the remain in the day of distress. eagle, and though thou set thy nest among 15 For the day of the LORD is near the stars, thence will I bring thee down, upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, saith the LORD.

it shall be done unto thee : thy reward 5 If thieves came to thee, if robbers shall return upon thine own head. Ljy night, (how art thou cut off!) would 16 For as ye have drunk upon my they not have stoien till they had enough? holy mountain, so shall all the heathen if the grape-gatherers came to thee, drink continually, yea, they shall drink, would they not leave some grapes ? and they shall swallow down, and they

6 How are the things of Esau searched shall be as though they had not been. out! how are his hidden things sought up! 17 | But upon mount Zion shall be

7 All the men of thy confederacy have deliverance, and there shall be holiness ; brought thee even to the border: the men and the house of Jacob shall possess their that were at peace with thee have deceiv- | possessions. ed thee, and prevailed against thee; they 18 And the house of Jacob shall be a that eat thy bread have laid a wound under | fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and thee: there is none understanding in him. the house of Esau for stubble, and they

8 Shall I not in that day, saith the shall kindle in them, and devour them'; Lord, even destroy the wise men out of and there shall not be any remaining of Edom, and understanding out of the the house of Esau ; for the LORD hath mount of Esau ?

spoken it. 9 And thy mighty men, O Teman, 19 And they of the south shall possess shall be dismayed, to the end that every the mount of Esau ; and they of the plain one of the mount of Esau may be cut the Philistines: and they shall possess the off by slaughter.

fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Sama10 For thy violence against thy broth- ria: and Benjamin shall possess Gilead. er Jacob shame shall cover thee, and thou 20 And the captivity of this host of the shalt be cut off for ever.

children of Israel shall possess that of the 11 In the day that thou stoodest on the Canaanites, evenunto Zarephath; and the otherside, in the day that the strangers car- captivity of Jerusalem, which is in Sepharied away captive bis torces, and foreign- rad, shall possess the cities of the south. ersentered into luisgates, and cast lots upon 21 ind saviours shall come upon mount Jerusalem, even thou reast as one of them. | Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and 12 Bit thou sloukiest not have lovked the kingilom shall be the Lord's.

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14 Wherefore they cried unto the 1 Jonah sent to Nineveh, fieeth to Tar- LORD, and said, We beseech thee, o

shish. 4 He is discovered by a tempest, Lord, we beseech thee, let us not perisha 11 thrown into the sea, and swallowed for this man's life, and lay 10t upon us bu a fish.

innocent blood : for thou, O Lord, hast COW the word of the LORD came un- done as it pleased thee.

to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, 15 So they took up Jonah, and cast him 2 Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, forth into the sea : and the sea ceased and cry against it ; for their wickedness from her raging is come up before me.

16 Then the,"men feared the LORD 3 But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tar- exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice unto shish from the presence of the LORD, and the LORD, and made vows. went down to Joppa ; and he found a ship 17 1 Now the LORD had prepared a going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare great fish to swallow up Jonah. And thereof, and went down into it, to go with Jonah was in the belly of the fish tirree them unto Tarshish from the presence days and three nights. of the Lord.

CHAP. II. 4 | But the LORD sent out a great wind 1 The prayer of Jonah : 10 He is delivinto the sea, and there was a mighty tem

ered from the fish. pest in the sea, so that the ship was like HEN Jonah prayed unto the LORD to be broken.

5 Then the mariners were afraid, and 2 And said, I cried by reason of mine cried every man unto his god, and cast affliction unto the LORD, and he heard forth the wares that were in the ship into me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and the sea, to lighten it of them. But Jo- thou heardest my voice. nah was gone down into the sides of the 3 For thou hadst cast me into the deep, ship; and he lay, and was fast asleep. in the midst of the seas; and the floods

6 So the ship-master came to him, and compassed me about: all thy billows and said unto him, What meanest thou, O thy waves passed over me: sleeper? arise, call upon thy God, if so 4 Then I said, I am cast out of thy be that God will think upon us, that we sight; yet I will look again toward thy perish not.

holy temple. 7 And they said every one to his fel- 5 The waters compassed me about, low, Come, and let us cast lots, that we even to the soul : the depth closed me may know for whose cause this evil is round about, the weeds were wrapped upon us. So they cast lots, and the lot about my head. fell upon Jonah.

6 I went down to the bottoms of the 8 Then said they unto him, Tell us, we mountains ; the earth with her bars was pray thee, for whose cause this evil is about me for ever: yet hast thou brought upon us.

What is thine occupation ? up my life from corruption, O LORD iny and whence comest thou? what is thy God. country and of what people art thou? 7 When my soul fainted within me I

9 And he said unto them, I am an He- remembered the LORD: and my prayer brew; and I fear the LORD, the God of came in unto thee, into thine holy temhéaren, which hath made the sea and the ple. dry land.

8 They that observe lying vanities for10 Then were the men exceedingly

sake their own mercy. afraid, and said unto him, Why hast thou 9 But I will sacrifice unto thee with done this? For the men knew that he the voice of thanksgiving ; I will par fled from the presence of the LORD, be- || that that I have vowed. Salvation is of cause he had told them.

the Lord. 11 | Then said they unto him, What 10 7 And the LORD spake unto the shall we do unto thee, that the sea may fish, and it vomited out Jonalt upon the be calm unto us? For the sea wrought,

dry land. and was tempestuous.

CHAP. II. 12 And he said unto them, Take me up, 1 Jonah, sent again, preache!h to the and cast me forth into the sea; so shall Ninevites. 5 Upon their refientance, the sea be calm unto you; for I know 10 God repenteth. that for my sake this great tempest is

ND the word of the LORD came unupon you.

, 13 Nevertheless the men rowed hard 2 Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great to bring it to the land ; but they could city, and preaclı unto it the preaching not: for the sea wrought, and was tem- that I bid thee. pestuous against them.

3 So Jonahi arose, and went unto NireThe Ninevites repentance.

CAAP. 1. Jonah's refining reproved. 715 veh, according to the word of the LORD. Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish : Now Nineveh was an exceeding great for I knew that thou art a gracious city of three days journey.

God, and merciful, slow to anger, and 4 And Jonah began to enter into the of great kindness, and repentest thee of city a day's journey, and he cried, and the evil. said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall 3 Therefore now, O LORD, take, I be overthrown.

beseech thee, my life from me; for it is 5 So the people Nineveh believed | better for me to die than to live. God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on 4 | Then said the LORD, Doest thou sackcloth, from the greatest of them well to be angry? even to the least of them.

5 So Jonah went out of the city, and 6 For word came unto the king of sat on the east side of the city, and there Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, | made him a booth, and sat under it in and he laid his robe from him, and cov- the shadow, till he might see what wou!d ered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. || become of the city.

7 And he caused it to be proclaimed 6 And the LORD God prepared a and published through Nineveh by the gourd, and made it to come up over decree of the king and his nobles, say- | Jonah, that it might be a shadow over ing, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor his head, to deliver him from his grief. So flock, taste any thing: let them not feed, Jonah was exceeding glad of the gourd. nor drink water:

7 But God prepared a worm when the 8 But let man and beast be covered morning rose the next day, and it smote with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto the gourd that it withered. God: yea, let them turn every one from 8 And it came to pass, when the sun kis evil way, and from the violence that did arise, that God prepared a vehement is in their hands.

east wind; and the sun beat upon the 9 Who can tell if God will turn and head of Jonah, that he fainted, and wished repent, and turn away from his fierce in himself to die, and said, It is better anger, that we perish not?

for me to die than to live.

that they turned from their evil way; and well to be angry for the gourd ? And he God repented of the evil, that he had said, I do well to be angry, even unto death, said that he would do unto them; and he 10 Then said the LORD, Thou hast did it not.

had pity on the gourd, for the which thou CHAP. IV.

hast not laboured, neither madest it grow; 1 Jonah repining at God's mercy, 4 is which came up in a night, and perished

a night:

exceedingly 11 and he was very .

that great city, wherein are more than 2 And he prayed unto the Lord, and sixscore thousand persons that cannot said, I pray thee, O LORD, was not this discern between their right hand, and my saying, when I was yet in my country? " their left hand ; and also much cattle?


5 For the transgression of Jacob is all 1 Micah sheweth the wrath of God this, and for the sins of the house of Is

against Jacob for idolatry. " 10 He rael. What is the transgression of Jacob? exhorteth to mourning.

is it not Samaria ? and what are the "HE word of the LORD that came to high places of Judah? are they not JeJotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of 6 Therefore I will make Samaria as Judah, which he saw concerning Sama- an heap of the field, anul as plantings of ria and Jerusalem.

a vineyard: and I will pour down the 2 Hear, all ye people; hearken, O stones thereof into the valley, and I will earth, and all 'that therein is: and let discover the foundations thereof. the Lord God be witness against you, 7. And all the graven images thereof the Lord from his holy temple.

shall be beaten to pieces, and all the 3 For behold, the Lord cometh forth hires thereof shall be burned with the mut of his place, and will come down, and fire, and all the idols thereof will I lay tread upon the high places of the earth. desolate : for she gathered it of the hire

4 And the mountains shall be molten of an harlot, and they shall return to under him, and the valleys shall be cleft, the hire of an harlot. as wax before the fire, and as the waters 8 Therefore I will wail and howl, I that are poured down a steep place. will go stripped and naked: I will make


716 Against oppression.

MICAH. The cruelty of the frrinces. a wailing like the dragons, and mourn- 8 Even of late my peeple is risen up ing as the owls.

as an enemy: ye pull off the robe with 9 For her wound is incurable; for it is the garment from them that pass by secome unto Judah; he is come unto the curely as men averse from war. gate of my people, even to Jerusalem. 9 The women of my people have ye

10 s Déclare ye it not at Gath, weep cast out from their pleasant houses; from ye not at all : in the house of Aphrah their children have ye taken away my roll thyself in the dust.

glory for ever. 11 Pass ye away, thou inhabitant of 10 Arise ye, and depart; for this is not Saphir, having thy shame naked: the in- your rest : because it is polluted, it shall habitant of Zaanan came not forth in the destroy you, even with a sore destruction. mourning of Beth-ezel; he shall receive 11 If a man walking in the spirit and of you his standing.

falsehood do lie, saying, I will prophesy 12 For the inhabitant of Maroth wait- unto thee of wine and of strong drink; he ed carefully for good: but evil came shall even be the prophet of this people. down from the LORD unto the gate of 12 I will surely assemble, O Jacob, all Jerusalem.

of thee; I will surely gather the remnant 13 ( thou inhabitant of Lachish, bind of Israel; I will put them together as the chariot to the swift beast: she is the the sheep of Bozrah, as the flock in the beginning of the sin to the daughter of midst of their fold: they shall make great Zion: for the transgressions of Israel noise by reason of the inultitude of men. were found in thee.

13 The breaker is come up before them: 14 Therefore shalt thou give presents they have broken up, and have passed to Moresheth-gath: the houses of Achzib through the gate, and are gone out by it; shall be a lie to the kings of Israel. and their king shall pass before them, and

15 Yet will I bring an heir unto thee, the LORD on the head of them. O inhabitant of Mareshah: he shall come

CHAP. III. unto Adullam the glory of Israel. 1 The cruelty of the princes. 5 The falsr

16 Make thee bald, and poll thee for hood of the prophets. 8 The security of thy delicate children; enlarge thy bald- them both. ness as the eagle ; for they are gone into captivity from thee.

of Jacob, and ye princes of the house CHAP. II.

of Israel: Is it not for you to know judg1 Against oppression. 4 i lamentation. ment?

7 A reproof of injustice and idolatry. ? Who late the good, and love the evil;

12 A promise of restoring Jacob. who pluck off their skin from off them, Woe to them that devise iniquity

; and their flesh from off their bones

the people, when the morning is light, they practise it, and flay their skin from off them; and because it is in the power of their hand. they break their bones, and chop them in

2 And they covet fields, and take them pieces, as for the pot, and as flesh within by violence; and houses, and take them the caldron. away : so they oppress a man and his 4 Then shall they cry unto the LORD, house, even a man and his heritage. but he will not hear them : he will even

3 Therefore thus saith the LORD; bide his face from them at that time, as Behold, against this family do I devise they have behaved themselves ill in their an evil, from which ye shall not remove doings. your necks; neither shall ye go haughti- 5 | Thus saith the LORD concerning ly: for this time is evil.

the prophets that make my people err, 4. In that day shall one take up a par- that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace; able against you, and lament with a dole- and he that putteth not into their mouths, ful lamentation, and say, We be utterly they even prepare war against him: spoiied: he hath changed the portion of 6 Therefore night shall be unto you, that my people : how hath he removed it ye shall not have a vision ; and it shall be from me! turning away he hath divided dark unto you, that ye shall not divine; and our fields.

the sun shall go down over the prophets, 5 Therefore thou shalt have none that and the day shall be dark over them. shall cast a cord by lot in the congrega- 7 Then shall the seers be ashamed, and tion of the LORD.

the diviner's confounded : yea, they shall 6 Prophesy ye not, say they to them all cover their lips ; for there is no anthat prophesy: they shall not prophesy swer of God. to them, that they shall not take shame. 8 9 But truly I am full of power by

790 thou thai art named the house of the spirit of the LORD, and of jarigment, Jacob, is the spirit of the Lord straitened ? and of might, to declare unto Jacob his are these his doings? do not my words do transgression, and to Israel his sin. good to him that walketh uprightly? 9 Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of

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The glory, &c. of the church. CHAP. IV, v. The birth of Christ. 717 the house of Jacob, and princes of the in travail : for now shalt thou go forth house of Israel, that abhor judgment, out of the city, and thou shalt dwell in and pervert all equity.

the field, and thou shalt go even to Baby10 They build up Zion with blood, lon; there shalt thou be delivered; there and Jerusalem with iniquity.

the Lord shall redeem thee from the 11 The heads thereof judge for reward, hand of thine enemies. and the priests thereof teach for hire, 11 f Now also many nations are gathand the prophets thereof divine for mon- ered against thee, that's y, Let her be deey ; yet will they lean upon the Lord, filed, and let our eye look upon Zion. and say, Is not the LORD among us? 12 But they know not the thoughts of none evil can come upon us.

the LORD, neither understand they his 12 Therefore shall Zion for your sake counsel: for he shall gather them as the be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall sheaves into the floor. become heaps, and the mountain of the 13 Arise and thresh, o daugliter of house as the high places of the forest. 'Zion : for I will make thine horn iron, CHAP. IV.

and I will make thy hoofs brass : and 1 The glory, 3 peace, 8 kingdom, 11 and thou shalt beat in pieces many people : victory of the church.

and I will consecrate their gain unto the BY UT in the last days it shall come to LORD, and their substance unto the

pass, that the mountain of the house LORD of the whole earth. of the Lord shall be established in the

CHAP. V. top of the mountains, and it shall be ex- 1 The birth of Christ. 4 His kingdom. 8 alied above the hills ; and people shall

His conquest. flow unto it.

OW gather thyself in troops, O 2 And many nations shall come, and daughter of troops : he hath laid say, Come, and let us go up to the siege against us: they shall smite the judge mountain of the LORD, and to the house of Israel with a rod upon the cheek. of the God of Jacob; and he will teach 2 But thou, Beth-lehem Ephratah, us of his ways, and we will walk in his though thou be little among the thousands paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come and the word of the LORD

from Jerusalem. , forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; 3 And he shall judge among many whose goings forth have been from of old, people, and rebuke strong nations afar from everlasting: off; and they shall beat their swords 3 Therefore will be give them up, until into plow-shares, and their spears into the time that she which travaileth hath pruning-hooks : nation shall not lift up brought forth : then the remnant of his a sword against nation, neither shall they brethren shall return unto the children of learn war any more.

Israel. 4 But they shall sit every man under 4 | And he shall stand and feed in his vine and under his fig-tree; and none the strength of the Lord, in the majesty shall make them afraid: for the mouth of of the name of the Lord his God; and the LORD of hosts hath spoken it. they shall abide : for now shall he be

5. For all people will walk every one great unto the ends of the earth. in the name of his god, and we will walk 5 And this mun shall be the peace, when in the name of the Lord our God for the Assyrian shall come into our land and ever and ever.

when he shall tread in our palaces, then 6 In that day, saith the LORD, will I shall we raise against him seven shepherds, assemble her that halteth, and I will gath- and eight principal men. er lier that is driven out, and her that 6 And they shall waste the land of AsI have afflicted ;

syria with the sword, and the land of Nim7 And I will make her that halted a rod in the entrances thereof : thus shall remnant, and her that was cast far off he deliver us from the Assyrian, when he a strong nation : and the LORD shall cometh into our land, and when he treadreign over them in mount Zion from eth within our borders. henceforth, even for ever.

7 And the remnant of Jacob shall be 8 And thou, () tower of the flock, || in the midst of many people as a dew the strong hold of the daughter of Zion. || from the LORD, as the showers upon the unto thee shall it come, even the first grass, that tarrieth not for man, nor dominion ; the kingdom shall come to waiteth for the sons of men. the daughter of Jerusalem.

8 | And the remnant of Jacob shall 9 Now why dost thou cry out aloud ? be among the Gentiles in the midst of is there no king in thee? is thy counsellor | many people as a lion among the beasts perished!? for pangs have taken thee as a of the forest, as a young lion among the woman in travail.

flocks of sheep: who, if he go through, 10 Be in pain, and labour to bring || both treadeth down, and teareth in pieces, forth, daughter of Zion, like a woman and none can deliver.

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