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CHAP. XV. Their triumph over Babylon. 553 strangers shall be joined with them, and like an abominable branch, and as the

they shall cleave to the house of Jacob. raiment of those that are slain, thrust ogte And the people shall take them, and through with a sword, that go down to

bring them to their place: and the house the stones of the pit ; as a carcase trodof Israel shall possess them in the land of den under teet. the LORD for servants and handmaids : 20 Thou shalt not be joined with them and they shall take them captives, whose in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy captives they were ; and they shall rule land, and slain thy people : the seed of over their oppressors.

evil-doers shall never be renowned. 3 And it shall come to pass in the 21 Prepare slaughter for his children day that the LORD shall give thee rest for the iniquity of their fathers ; that they from thy soridw, and from thy fear, and do not rise, nor possess the land, nor till from the hard bondage wherein thou wast the face of the world with cities. made to serve,

22 For I will rise up against them, saitki 49 That'thou shalt take up this proverb the Lord of hists, and cut off from Babagainst the king of Babylon, and say, ylon the name, and remnant, and son, and How hath the oppressor ceased! the gold nephew, saith the Lord. en city ceased to

23 I will also make it a possession for 5 The Lord hath broken the staff of the the bittern, and pools of water : and I wicked, and the sceptre of die rulers. will sweep it with the besom of destruc

6 He who smote the people in wrath tion, saith the LORD of hosts. with a continu stroke, he that ruled the 24 (i The LORD of hosts hath sworn, nations in anger, is persecuted, and none saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall hindereth.

it come to pass; and as I have purposed, 7 The whole earth is at rest, and is 80 shall it stand : quiet : they break forth into singing. 25 That I will break the Assyrian in

8 Yea, the fir-trees rejoice at thee, my land, and upon my mountains tread and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since him under foot : then shall his yoke dethou art laid down, no feller is come up part from off them, and his burden deagainst us.

part from off their shoulders. 9 Hell from beneath is moved for thee 26 This is the purpose that is purpos'to meet thee at thy coming : it stirreth up ed upon the whole earth : and this is the the dead for thee, even all the chief ones hand that is stretched out upon all the naof the earth; it hath raised up from their tions. thrones all the kings of the nations.

27 For the Lord of hosts hath purposed; 10 All they shall speak and say unto and who shall disannul it ? and his hand thee, Art thou also become weak as we: is stretched out, and who shallturn it back! Art thou become like unto us?

28 In the year that king Ahaz died 11 Thy pomp is brought down to the was this burden. grave, and the noise of thy viols : the 29 ( Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, worm is spread under thee, and the libecause the rod of him that smote thee worms cover thee.

is broken : for out of the serpent's root 12 How art thou fallen from heaven, shall come forth a cockatrice, and his O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent. thou cut down to the ground, which didst 30 And the first-born of the poor shall weaken the nations !

feed, and the needy shall lie down in 13 For thou hast said in thine hcart, I safety : and I will kill thy

with fams will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my ine, and he shall slay thy remnant. throne above the stars of God: I will sít 31 Howl, O gate; cry, Ocity ; tlou, also upon the mount of the congregation, whole Palestina, art dissolved: for there in the sides of the north ;

shall come from the north a smoke, and 14 I will ascend above the heights of none shall be alone in his appointed times. the clouds; I will be like the Most High. 32 What shall one then answer the

15 Yet thou shalt be brought down lo messengers of the nation? That the hell, to the sides of the pit.

Lord liath founded Zion, and the poor 16 They that see thee shall narrowly of his people shall trust in it. look upon thee, and consider thee, saying,

CHAP. XV, Is this the man that made the earth to The lamentable state of Moab. tremble, that did shake kingdoms :

'HE burden of Moab. Because in 17 Thai macle the world as a wilder- the niglit Ar of Moab is laid waste, ness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that and brought to silence ; because in the opened not the house of his picers? night kir of Moab is laid waste, and

18 All the kings of the nations, even brought to silence ; all of them, lic in glory, every one in his 2 He is gone up to Bajith, and to Dibon, own house.

the high places, to weep : Moal) shall 19 But thon art cast out of thy grare l howl crer Nebi, and over Medeba : on


554 Moab threatened.

ISAIAH. Syria, and Damascus ihreatened. all their heads shall be baldness, and every heathen have broken down the principal beard cut off.

plants thereof, they are conie even unto 3 In their streets they shall gird them- | Jazer, they wandered through the wil. selves with sackcloth on the tops of derness : her branches are stretched out, their houses, and in their streets, every they are gone over the sea. one shall howi, weeping abundantly.

9 € Therefore I will bewail with the 4 And Heshbon shall cry, and Elealeh : weeping of Jazer the vine of Sibmah : 1 their voice shall be heard even unto will water thee with my tears, O HeshJahaz: therefore the armed soldiers of bon, and Elealeh : for the shouting for Boab shall cry out ; his life shall be thy summer fruits and for thy harvest grievous unto him.

is fallen. 5 My heart shall cry out for Moab; 10 And gladness is taken away, and his fugitives shall flee unto Zoar, an heif- joy out of the plentiful field ; and in the er of three years old : for by the mount- vineyards there shall be no singing, neiing up of Luhith with weeping shall they ther shall there be shouting: the treaders go it up; for in the way of Horonaim shall tread out no wine in their presses ; I they shall raise up a cry of destruction. have made their vintage-shouting to cease.

6 For the waters of Nimrim shall be 11 Wherefore my bowels shall sound desolate : for the hay is withered away, like an harp for Moab, and mine inward the grass faileth, there is no green thing. parts for Kir-haresh.

7 Therefore the abundance they have 12 4 And it shall come to pass, when it gotten, and that which they have laid is seen that Moab is weary on the high up, shall they carry away to the brook of place, that he shall come to his sanctuary the willows.

to pray; but he shall not prevail. 8 For the cry is gone round about the 13 This is the word that the LORD hath borders of Moab, the howling thereof spoken concerning Moab since that time. unto Eglaim, and the howling thereof 14 But now the LORD hath spoken, unto Beer-elim.

saying, Within three years, as the years of 9 For the waters of Dimon shall be full an hireling, and the glory of Moab shall of blood : for I will bring more upon Di- be contemned, with all that great multimon, lions upon him that escapeth of Mo- tude ; and the remnant shall be very small al), and upon the remnant of the land. and feeble. CHAP. XVI.

CHAP. XVII. 1 Moab is exhorted to yield obedience to 1 Syria and Israel threatened, 6 i

Christ's kingdom, 6 and threatened remnant shall forsake idolatry. 9 The for pride.

rest shall be plagued for their impiety, SENT END ye the lamb to the ruler of the


'HE burden of Damascus. Behold, land from Sela to the wilderness, un- Damascus is taken away from being to the mount of the daughter of Zion. a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.

2 For it shall be, thui, as a wandering 2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken : bird cast out of the nest, so the daughters they shall be for flocks, which shall lie of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon. down, and none shall make them afraid.

3 Take counsel, execute judgment ; 3 The fortress also shall cease from Emake thy shadow as the night in the phraim, and the kingdom from Damascus, midst of the noonday ; hide the outcasts ; and the remnant of Syria : they shall be bewray not him that wandereth.

as the glory of the children of Israel, 4 Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, saith the LORD of hosts. Moab ; be thou a covert to them from 4 And in that day it shall come to pass, the face of the spoiler: for the extor- that the glory of Jacob shall be made thin, tioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean. oppressors are consumed out of the land. 5 And it shall be as when the harvest

5 And in mercy shall the throne be man gathereth the corn, and reareth established: and he shall sit upon it in the ears with his arın ; and it shall be as truth in the tabernacle of David, judg- he that gathereth ears in the valley of ing, and seeking judgment, and hasting Rephaim. righteousness.

6 Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in 6 q We have heard of the pride of Mo- it, as the shaking of an olive-tree, two or ab ; he is very proud: even of his haugh- three berries in the top of the uppermost tiness, and his pride, and his wrath : bull bough, four or five in the outmost fruitful his lies shall not be so.

branches thereof, saith the LORD God of 7 Therefore shall Moab howl for Mo- || Israel. ab, every one shall howl: for the foun- 7 At that day shall a man look to his dations of Kir-hareseth shall ye mourn ; Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to surely they are stricken.

the Holy One of Israel. 8 For the fields of Heshiron languish, 8 And he shall not look to the altars, and the vine of Şiumah; the lords of the the work of his hands, neither shall respect


The Ethiopians to be destroyed. CHAP. XVIII, XIX. The confusion of Egypt. 555 that which his fingers have made, either | brought unto the LORD of hosts of a peos the groves, or the images.

ple scattered and peeled, and from a peor 9 7 In that day shall his strong cities ple terrible from their beginning hitherbe as a forsaken bough, and an uppermost to; a ration meted out and trodden under branch, which they left because of the foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled, children of Israel: and there shall be des- to the place of the name of the Lord of olation.

hosts, the mount Zion. 10 Because thou hast forgotten the God

CHAP. XIX. of thy salvation, and hast not been mind- 1 The confusion of Egypt. 11 The foolful of the rock of thy strength, therefore ishness of her princes: 18 The calling shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt of Egypt to the church. 23 The covesct it with strange slips :

ant of Egypt, Assyria, and Israel. 11 In the day shalt thou make thy HE burden of Egypt. Behold, the plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish : bu! the and shall come into Egypt; and the idols harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief of Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and of desperate sorrow.

and the heart of Egypt shall melt in the 12 Woe to the multitude of many peo

midst of it. ple, which make a noise like the noise of 2 And I will set the Egyptians against the seas; and to the rushing of nations, the Egyptians: and they shall fight every that make a rushing like the rushing of one against his brother, and every one mighty waters !

against his neighbour ; city against city, 13 The nations shall rush like the rushi- and kingdom against kingdom. ing of many waters: but God shall re- 3 And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in buke them, and they shall flee far off, the midst thereof: and I will destroy the and shall be chased as the chaff of the counsel thereof : and they shall seek to mountains before the wind, and like a roll- the idols, and to the charmers, and to ing thing before the whirlwind.

them that have familiar spirits, and to 14 And bchold at evening-tidle trouble; the wizards. and before the morning he is not. This 4 And the Egyptians will I give over is the portion of them that spoil us, and into the hand of a cruel lord ; and a the lot of them that rob us.

fierce king shall rule over them, saith CHAP. XVIII.

the Lord, the Lord of hosts. 1 God in care of his people will destroy

5 And the waters shali fail from the sea, the Ethiyprians. 7 An access shall grow and the river slrall be wasted and dried up. thereby unto the church.

6 And they shall turn the rivers far aE to the land shadowing with way; and the brooks of defence shall be

wings, which is beyond the rivers emptied and dried up: the reeds and flags of Ethiopia :

shall wither. 2 That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, 7 The paper-reeds by the brooks, by even in vessels of bulrushes upon the wa- the mouth of the brooks, and every thing ters, saying, Go, ye swift messengers, to sown by the brooks, shall wither, be driva nation scattered and peeled, to a people en away, and be no more. terrible from their beginning hitherto; a 8 The fishers also shall mourn, and all nation meted out and trodden down, they that cast angle into the brooks shall whose land the rivers have spoiled! lament, and they that spread nets upon

3 All ye inhabitants of the world, and the waters shall languish. dweliers on the errth, see ye, when he 9 Moreover they that work in fine flax, liftet up an ensign on the mountains ; ) and they that weave net-works, shall be and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye. confounded.

4 For so the Lord said unto me, I will 10 And they shall be broken in the take my rest, and I will consider in my purposes thereof, all that make sluices dwelling place like a clear heat upon and ponds for fish. herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat 11 [ Surely the princes of Zoan are of harvest.

fools, ihe counsel of the wise counsellors 5 For afore the harvest, when the bud of Pharaoh is become brutish : how say is perfect, and the sour grape is ripening ye unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the in the flower, he shall both cut off the wise, the son of ancient kings? sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away

Where are they? where are the and cut down the branches.

wise men ? and let them tell thee now, 6 They shall be left together unto the

and let them know what the Lord of fowls of the mountains, and to the beasts hosts liath purposed upon Egypt. of the earth: and the fowls shall summer 13 The princes of Zoan are become upon them, and all the beasts of the earth fools, the princes of Noph are deceived ; shall winter upon them.

they have also seducel est pt, even they 7 9 In that time shall the present be that are the stay of the times thereof.

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556 Colling of Egypt to the church. ISAIAH.

The fall of Babylon. 14 The Lord hath mingled a perverse || foot three years for a sign and wonder spirit in the midst thereof; and they have upon Egypt and upon Ethiopia ; caused Egipt to err in every work thereof, 4 So shall the king of Assyria lead away as a drunken man staggereth in his vomit li the Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethio

15 Neither shall there be any work for pians captives, young and old, naked and Egypt, which the head or tail, branch or barefoot, even with their buttocks uncovrush, may do.

ered, to the shame of Egypt. 16 In that day shall Egypt be like unto 5 And they shall be afraid and ashamed women: and it shall be afraid and fear of Ethiopia their expectation, and of because of the shaking of the hand of the Egypt their glory. LORD of hosts, which he shaketh over it. 6 And the inhabitant of this isle shall

17 And the land of Judah shall loc a say in that day. Behold, such is our exterror unto Egypt, every one that mak-pectation, whither we fice for help to be eth mention thereof shall be afraid in delivered from the king of Assyria : and himself, because of the counsel of the how shall we escape? LORD of hosts, which he hath determined

CHAP. XXI. against it.

1 The fall of Babylon, 11 Edom scorning 18 | In that day shall five cities in thre the prophet, is moved to repentance. 13 land of Egypt speak the language of Ca- The set time of Arabia's calamity. naan, and swear to the Lord of hosts ; one shall be called, The city of destruction: THE burden of the desert of the sea

As whirlwinds in the south pass 19 In that day shall there be an altar through ; so it cometh from the desert, to the Lord in the midst of the land of from a terrible land. Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof 2 A grievous vision is declared unto me; to the LORD.

the treacherous dealer dealeth treacher20 And it shall be for a sign and for a ously, and the spoiler spoileth. Go up, O witness unto the LORD of hosts in the Elam : besiege, 0 Media; all the sighing land of Egypt: for they shall cry unto thereof have I made to cease. the Lord because of the oppressors, and 3 Therefore are my loins filled with he shull send them a saviour, and a great pain : pangs have taken hold upon me, as one, and he shall deliver them.

the pangs of a woman that travaileth : I 21 And the LORD shall be known to was bowed down at the hearing of it ; I Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the was dismayed at the seeing of it. LORD in that day, and shall do sacrifice 4 My heart panted, fearfulness afand oblation; yea, they shall vow a vow frighted me: the night of my pleasure. unto the LORD, and perform il.

hath he turned into fear unto me. 22 And the LORD shall smite Egypt : 5 Prepare the table, watch in the waichhe shall smite and heal it : and they shall tower, eat, drink; arise, ye princes, and return even to the Lord, and he shall be anoint the shield. entreated of them, and shall heal them. 6 For thus hath the LORD said unto

23 | In that day shall there be a high- | me, Go, set a watchman, let him declaje way out of Egypt to Assyria, and the what he seeth. Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the 7 And he saw a chariot with a couple Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians of horsemen, a chariot of asses, and a shall serve with the Assyrians.

chariot of camels; and he hearkened 24 In that day shall Israel be the third diligently with much heed : with Egypt and with Assyria, even a 8 And he cried, a lion: My lorel, I blessing in the midst of the land :

stand continually upon the watch-tower 25 Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless, in the day time, and I am set in my ward saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and whole nights. Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel 9 And behold, here cometh a charmnine inheritance.

iot of men, with a couple of horsemen. CHAP. XX.

And he answered and said, Babylon is 4 type prefiguring the shameful captiv- fallen, is fallen ; and all the graven

ity of Egypt and Ethiopia. images of her gods he hath broken unto the vear that Tartan came unto the ground.

10 O my threshing, and the corn of syria sent him) and fought against Ash- my floor : that which I have heard of the dol, and took it ;

Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, have I 2 At the same time spake the Lord by declared unto you. Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, Go, and 11 | The burden of Dumah. He calleth loose the sackcloth from off'thy loins, and to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the put off thy shoe from thy foot. And he night. Watchman, what of the night? did so, walking naked and barefoot. 12 The watchman sail, The morning

3 And the LORD said, Like as my ser- cometh, and also the night: if ye will vant Isaiah hath walked naked and bare- " inquire, inquire ye : return, come.

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The invasion of Jecury. CHAP. XXII, XXIII. Eliakim's honour foreshewn. 557 13 ! The burden upon Arabia. In the || ing, and to baldness, and to girding with forest in Arabia shall ye lodge, Oye trav- sackcloth : elling companies of Dedanim.

13 And behold joy and gladness, sw14 The inhabitants of the land of ing oxen, and killing sheep, catmg fleshi, Tema brought water to him that was and drinking wine: let us cat and drink; thirsty, they prevented with their bread for to-morrow we shall die. him that fled.

14 And it was revealed ja mine ears by 15 For they fled from the swords, from the Lord of hosts, Surely this iniquity the drawn sword, and from the bent shall not be purged from you till ye die, bow, and from the grievousness of war. saith the Lord God of hosts.

16 For thus hath the LORD said unto 15 Thus saith the Lord God of hosts, me, Within a year, according to the Go, get thce unto this treasurer, evini

. years of an hireling, and all the glory of into Shebna, which is over the house, Kedar shall fail :

17 And the residue of the number of 16 What has thou here? and whom archers, the mighty men of the children: nast thou here, that thou hast hewed thee of Kedar, shall be diminished: for the out a sepulchre here, as he that heweth LORD God of Israel hath spoken it. him out a sepulchre on high, and that CHAP. XXII.

graveth an habitation for himself in a 1 The invasion of Jewry by the Persians. rock ?

8 Their human wisdom reproved. 17 Behold, the LORD will carry thee THE burden of the valley of vision. away with a mighty captivity, and will wholly gone up to the house-tops ?

18'He will surely violently turn and 2 Thou that art full of stirs, a tumul- ross thee like a ball into a large country : tuous city, a joyous city : thy slain meri there shalt thou die, and there the charare not slain with the sword, nor dead iots of thy glory shall be the shame of in battle.

chy lord's house. 3 All thy rulers are fied together, they 19 And I will drive thee from thy staare bound by the archers: all that are tion, and from thy state shall lic pull found in thee are bound together, which thee down. have fled from far.

20 { And it shall come to pass in that 4 Therefore said I, Look away from day, that I will call my servant Eliakiai me; I will weep bitterly, labour not to the son of Hilkiah : comfort me, because of the spoiling of 21 And I will clothe him with thy the daughter of my people.

robe, and strengthen him with thy girdle, 5 For it is a day of trouble, and of and I will commit thy government into treading down, and of perplexity by the || his hand: and he shall be a father to the Lord God of hosts in the valley of vision, l inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house breaking down the walls, and of crying of Judah. to the mountains.

22 And the key of the house of David 6 And Elam bare the quiver with will I lay upon his shoulder; so he sail chariots of men and horsemen, and Kir open, and none shall shut; and he shall ulicovered the shield.

shut, and none shall open. 7 And it shall come to pass, that thy 23 And I will fasten him as a nail in a choicest valleys shall be full of chariots, sure place; and he shall be for a glorious and the horsemen shall set themselves in throne to his father's house. array at the gate.

24 And they shall hang upon him all 8 % And he discovered the covering the glory of his father's house, the offof Judah, and thou didst look in that spring and the issue, all vessels of small day to the armour of the house of the quantity, from the vessels of cups, even forest.

to all the vessels of flagons. 9 Ye have seen also the breaches of the 25 In that day, saith the LORD of city of David, that they are many: and hosts, shall the nail that is fastened in ye gathered together the waters of the the sure place be removed, and be cut lower pool.

down, and fall; and the burclen that 10 And ye have numbered the houses tvas upon it shall be cut off : for the of Jerusalem, and the houses have ye Lord hath spoken it. broken down to fortify the wall.

CHAP. XXIII. 11 Ye made also a ditch between the 1 The miserable overthrow of Tyre. 17 two wails for the water of the old pool:

Her return. but ye have not looked unto the maker HEburden of Tyre. Howl, ye ships of thereof, neither had respect unto him that fashioned it long ago.

there is no house, no entering in : frona 12 And in that day did the Lord God the land of Chittim it is revealed to then. of hosts call to wecping, and to mouril- 2 Bc still, ye inhabitants of the islo ;


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