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not one of the stakes thereof shall ever be removed, neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken.

21 But there the glorious LORD will be unto us a place of broad rivers and streams; wherein shall

go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby.

22 For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us.

23 Thy tacklings are loosed; they could not well strengthen their mast, they could not spread the sail : then is the prey of a great spoil divided; the lame take the prey.

24 And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity.

derness; and Bashan and Carmel shake off their fruits.

10 Now will I rise, saith the LORD; now will I be exalted ; now will I lift up myself.

11 Ye shall conceive chaff, ye shall bring forth stubble : your breath, as fire, shall devour you.

12 And the people shall be as the burnings of lime: as thorns cut up shall they be burned in the fire.

13 Hear, ye that are far off, what I have done; and, ye that are near, acknowledge my might.

14 The sinners in Ziou are afraid ; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?

15 He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;

16 He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks : bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.

17 Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off.

18 Thine heart shall ineditate terror. Where is the scribe? where is the receiver? where is he that counted the towers?

19 Thou shalt not see a fierce people, a people of deeper speech than thou canst perceive; of a stammering tongue, that thou canst not understand.

20 Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities : thine

shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be taken down;

eyes

CHAP. XXXIV. Come near, ye nations, to hear ; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it.

2 For the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their armies : he hath utterly destroyed them, he bath delivered them to the slaughter.

3 Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up out of their carcases, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood.

4 And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree.

5 For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come

down upon Idumea, and upon the shall rest there, and find for herself people of my curse, to judgment. a place of rest.

6 The sword of the LORD is filled 15 There shall the great owl with blood, it is made fat with fat- make her nest, and lay, and hatch, ness, and with the blood of lambs and gather under her shadow : there and goats, with the fat of the kid- shall the vultures also be gathered, neys of rams: for the Lord hath a

every one with her mate. sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great 16 Seek ye out of the book of the slaughter in the land of Idumea. LORD, and read: no one of these

7 And the unicorns shall come shall fail, none shall want her mate: down with them, and the bullocks for ny mouth it hath commandwith the bulls; and their land shall ed, and his spirit it hath gathered be soaked with blood, and their them. dust made fat with fatness.

17 And he hath cast the lot for 8 For it is the day of the LORD's them, and his hand hath divided it vengeance, and the year of recom- unto them by line: they shall pospences for the controversy of Zion. sess it for ever, from generation to

9 And the streams thereof shall generation shall they dwell therein. be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the

CHAP. XXXV. land thereof shall become burning pitch.

The wilderness and the solitary 10 It shall not be quenched night place shall be glad for them; and nor day; the smoke thereof shall the desert shall rejoice, and blossom go up for ever : from generation to as the rose. generation it shall lie waste; none

2 It shall blossom abundantly, shall pass through it for ever and and rejoice even with joy and singever.

ing: the glory of Lebanon shall be 11 But the cormorant and the given unto it, the excellency of Carbittern shall possess it; the owl also mel and Sharon, they shall see the and the raven shall dwell in it: and glory of the LORD, and the excelhe shall stretch out upon it the line lency of our God. of confusion, and the stones of emp- 3 Strengthen ye the weak hands, tiness.

and confirm the feeble knees. 12 They shall call the nobles 4 Say to them that are of a fearthereof to the kingdom, but none ful heart, Be strong, fear not: beshall be there, and all her princes hold, your God will come with venshall be nothing.

geance, even God with a recom13 And thorns shall come up in pence; he will come and save you. her palaces, nettles and brambles in 5 Then the eyes of the blind shall the fortresses thereof: and it shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf be an habitation of dragons, and a shall be unstopped. court for owls.

6 Then shall the lame man leap 14 The wild beasts of the desert as an hart, and the tongue of the shall also meet with the wild beasts dumb sing: for in the wilderness of the island, and the satyr shall cry shall waters break out, and streams to his fellow; the screech owl also in the desert.

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one of the stakes thereof shall ever be removed, neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken.

21 But there the glorious LORD will be unto us a place of broad rivers and streams; wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby.

22 For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us.

23 Thy tacklings are loosed ; they could not well strengthen their mast, they could not spread the sail : then is the prey of a great spoil divided; the lame take the prey.

24 And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick : the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity.

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CHAP. XXXIV.

derness; and Bashan and Carmel shake off their fruits.

10 Now will I rise, saith the LORD; now will I be exalted; now will I lift up myself.

11 Ye shall conceive chaff, ye shall bring forth stubble : your breath, as fire, shall devour

you. 12 And the people shall be as the burnings of lime: as thorns cut up shall they be burned in the fire.

13 Hear, ye that are far off, what I have done; and, ye that are near, acknowledge my might. 14 The sinners in Zion afraid

!; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?

15 He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth bis ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil;

16 He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks : bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.

17 Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off.

18 Thine heart shall ineditate terror. Where is the scribe? where is the receiver? where is he that counted the towers ?

19 Thou shalt not see a fierce people, a people of deeper speech than thou canst perceive; of a stammering tongue, that thou canst not understand.

20 Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities: thine eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be taken down;

Come

near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein ; the world, and all things that come forth of it.

2 For the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their armies : he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter.

3 Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up out of their carcases, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood.

4 And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree.

5 For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come

down upon Idumea, and upon the shall rest there, and find for herself people of my curse, to judgment. a place of rest.

6 The sword of the Lord is filled 15 There shall the great owl with blood, it is made fat with fat- make her nest, and lay, and hatch, ness, and with the blood of lambs and gather under her shadow : there and goats, with the fat of the kid- shall the vultures also be gathered, neys of rams: for the Lord hath a

every one with her mate. sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great

16 Seek

ye

out of the book of the slaughter in the land of Idumea. LORD, and read: no one of these

7 And the unicorns shall come shall fail, uone shall want her mate: down with them, and the bullocks for ny mouth it hath commandwith the bulls; and their land shall ed, and his spirit it hath gathered be soaked with blood, and their them. dust made fat with fatness.

17 And he hath cast the lot for 8 For it is the day of the LORD's them, and his hand hath divided it vengeance, and the

year

of recom- unto them by line: they shall pospences for the controversy of Zion. sess it for ever, from generation to

9 And the streams thereof shall generation shall they dwell therein. be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the

CHAP. XXXV. land thereof shall become burning pitch.

The wilderness and the solitary 10 It shall not be quenched night place shall be glad for them; and nor day; the smoke thereof shall the desert shall rejoice, and blossom go up for ever : from generation to as the rose. generation it shall lie waste; none 2 It shall blossom abundantly, shall pass through it for ever and and rejoice even with joy and singever.

ing : the glory of Lebanon shall be 11 But the cormorant and the given unto it, the excellency of Carbittern shall possess it; the owl also mel and Sharon, they shall see the and the raven shall dwell in it: and glory of the LORD, and the excelhe shall stretch out upon it the line lency of our God. of confusion, and the stones of emp- 3 Strengthen ye the weak bands, tiness.

and confirm the feeble knees. 12 They shall call the nobles 4 Say to them that are of a fearthereof to the kingdom, but none ful heart, Be strong, fear not: beshall be there, and all her princes hold, your

God will come with venshall be nothing.

geance, even God with a recom13 And thorns shall come up in pence; he will come and save you. her palaces, nettles and brambles in 5 Then the eyes of the blind shall the fortresses thereof : and it shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf be an habitation of dragons, and a shall be unstopped. court for owls.

6 Then shall the lame man leap 14 The wild beasts of the desert as an hart, and the tongue of the shall also meet with the wild beasts dumb sing: for in the wilderness of the island, and the satyr shall cry shall waters break out, and streams to his fellow; the screech owl also in the desert.

7 And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water : in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.

8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.

9 No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall

go up thereon, it shall not be found there, but the redeemed shall walk there:

10 And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing

shall flee away.

strength for war: now on whom dost thou trust, that thou rebellest against me?

6 Lo, thou trustest in the staff of this broken reed, on Egypt; whereon if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it: so is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all that trust in him.

7 But if thou say to me, We trust in the Lord our God : is it not he, whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah bath taken away, and said to Judah and to Jerusalem, Ye shall worship before this altar?

8 Now therefore give pledges, I pray thee, to my master the king of Assyria, and I will give thee two thousand horses, if thou be able on thy part to set riders upon them.

9 How then wilt thou turn away the face of one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put thy trust on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen?

10 And am I now come up without the Lord against this land to destroy it? the LORD said unto me, Go up against this land, and destroy it.

11 Then said Eliakim and Shebna and Joah unto Rabsbakeh, Speak, I pray thee, unto thy servants in the Syrian language ; for we understand it: and speak not to us in the Jews' language, in the ears of the people that are on the wall.

12 But Rabshakeh said, Hath my master sent me to thy master and to thee to speak these words ? hath he not sent me to the men that sit upon the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own piss with

CHAP. XXXVI. Now it came to pass in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah, that Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the defenced cities of Judah, and took them.

2 And the king of Assyria sent Rabshakeh from Lachish to Jerusalem unto king Hezekiah with a great army. And he stood by the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fullers' field.

3 Then came forth unto him Eliakim, Hilkiah's son, which was over the house, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, Asaph's son, the recorder. 4 And Rabshakeh said

unto them, Say ye now to Hezekiah, Thus saith the great king, the king of Assyria, What confidence is this wherein thou trustest?

5 I say, sayest thou, (but they are but vain words) I have counsel and

you?

13 Then Rabshakeh stood, and cried with a loud voice in the Jews' language, and said, Hear ye the

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