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God's judgment against Judah. · Chap. 11. Exhortation to repentance. 723 the fishes of the sea, and the stumbling the LORD's wrath ; but the whole land blocks with the wicked; and I will cut off shall be devoured by the fire of his jealouman from off the land, saith the LORD. sy : for he shall make even a speedy rid

4 I will also stretch out mine hand upondance of all them that dwell in the land. Judah and upon all the inhabitants of

CHAP. II. Jerusalem ; and I will cut off the remnant 1 An exhortation to repentance. 4 The of Baal from this place, and the name of judgment of the Philistines, 8 of Moab the Chemarims with the priests;

and Ammon, 120f Ethiopia and Assyria.

ATHER , heaven upon the house-tops; and them that worship and that swear by the LORD, sired; and that swear by Malcham ;

2 Before the decree bring forth, before 6 And them that are turned back the day pass as the chaff, before the from the LORD; and those that have not fierce anger of the Lord come upon sought the LORD, nor inquired for him. you, before the day of the Lord's anger

7 Hold thy peace at the presence of the come upon you. Lord Gon: for the day of the LORD is 3 Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the at hand : for the LORD hath prepared a earth, which have wrought his judgsacrifice, he hath bid his guests.

ment ; seek righteousness, seek meek; 8 And it shall come to pass in the day ness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the Lord's sacrifice, that I will punish of the LORD's anger. the princes, and the king's children, and 4 | For Gaza shall be forsaken, and all such as are clothed with strange ap- Ashkelon a desolation : they shall drive parel.

out Ashdod at the noon day, and Ekron 9 In the same day also will I punish all shall be rooted up. those that leap on the threshold, which 5 Woe unto the inhabitants of the sea fill their master's house with violence coasts, the nation of the Cherethites ! and deceit.

the word of the LORD is against you ; O 10 And it shall come to pass in that Canaan, the land of the Philistines, I clay, saith the LORD, that there shall be will even destroy thee, that there shall the noise of a cry from the fish-gate, and be no inhabitant. an howling from the second, and a great 6 And the sea coast shall be dwellings crashing from the hills.

and cottages for shepherds, and folds for 11 Howl, ye inhabitants of Maktesh, flocks. for all the merchant people are cut down;

7 And the coast shall be for the remall they that bear silver are cut off. nant of the house of Judah ; they shall

12 And it shall come to pass at that feed thereupon : in the houses of Ashketime, that I will search Jerusalem with lon shall they lie down in the evening : candles, and punish the men that are set- for the LORD their God shall visit them, tled on their lees: that say in their heart, and turn away their captivity. The LORD will not do good, neither 8 I have heard the reproach of Moab, will he do evil.

and the revilings of the children of Am13 Therefore their goods shall become mon, whereby they have reproached my a booty, and their houses a desolation : people, and magnified themselves against they shall also build houses, but not in their border, habit them; and they shall plant vine- 9 Therefore as I live, saith the Lord of yards, but not drink the wine thereof. hosts, the God of Israel, Surely Moab

14 The great day of the Lord is near, shall be as Sodom, and the children of it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the Ammon as Gomorrah, even the breeding voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty of nettles, and salt-pits, and a perpetual man shall cry there bitterly.

desolation: the residue of my people shell 15 That day is a day of wrath, a day | spoil them, and the remnant of my people of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness shall possess them. and desolation, a day of darkness and 10 This shall they have for their pride, gloominess, a day of clouds and thick because they have reproached and in 5 darkness,

nified themselves against the people ot he 16 A day of the trumpet and alarm a- LORD of hosts. gainst the fenced cities, and against the 11 The LORD will be terrible unto high towers.

them : for he will famish all the gods of 17 And I will bring distress upon men, the earth; and men shall worship him, that they shall walk like blind men, be- || every one from his place, even all the cause they have sinned against the LORD: isles of the heathen. and their blood shall be poured out as 12 | Ye Ethiopians also, ye shall be dust, and their flesh as the dung.

slain by my sword. 18 Neither their silver nor their gold 13 And he will stretch out his hand shall be able to deliver them in the day of l against the north, and destroy Assyria ; 734 Jerusalem sharfily reproved.

HAGGAI The 'restoration of Israca and will make Nineveh a desolation, and all the earth shall be devoured with the dry like a' wilderness.

fire of my jealousy. 14 And flocks shall lie down in the midst 9 For then will I turn to the people a of her, all the beasts of the nations : both pure language, that they may all call upthe cormorant and the bittern shall lodge on the name of the LORD, to serve him in the upper lintels of it; their voice shall with one consent. sing in the windows; desolation shall be 10 From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia in the thresholds : for he shall uncover my suppliants, even the daughter of my the cedar work.

dispersed, shall bring mine offering. 15 This is the rejoicing city that dwelt 11 In that day shalt thou not be ashamed carelessly, that said in her heart, I am, for all thy doings, wherein thou hast transand there is none beside me: how is she gressed against me: for then I will take abecome a desolation, a place for beasts to way out of the midst of thee them that relie down in! every one that passeth by joice in thy pride, and thou shalt no more her shall hiss, and wag his hand.

be haughty because of my holy mountain, CHAP. III.

12 I will also leave in the midst of thee 1 A sharp reproof of Jerusalem for divers an afflicted and poor people, and they

sins. 8 An exhortation to wait for the shall trust in the name of the LORD. restoration of Israel, 14 and to rejoice 13 The remnant of Israel shall not do for their salvation.

iniquity, nor speak lies ; neither shall a W ORE

OE to her that is filthy and pollut- deceitful tongue be found in their mouth:

ed, to the oppressing city! for they shall feed and lie down, and none 2 She obeyed not the voice; she receiv- shall make them afraid. ed not correction ; she trusted not in the 14 Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, LORD; she drew not near to her God. O Israel ; be glad and rejoice with all the

3 Her princes within her are roaring li- heart, () daughter of Jerusalem. ons; her judges are evening wolves; they 15 The Lord hath taken away thy gnaw not the bones till the morrow. judgments, he hath cast out thine ene

4 Her prophets are light and treach- | my: the King of Israel, even the LORD, erous persons : her priests have polluted is in the midst of thee: thou shalt not see the sanctuary, they have done violence to evil any more. the law.

16 In that day it shall be said to Jeru5 The just Lord is in the midst there- || salem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let of; he will not do iniquity : every morn

not thine hands be slack. ing doth he bring his judgment to light, 17 The LORD thy God in the midst of he faileth not ; but the unjust knoweth thee is mighty; he will save, he will reno shame.

joice over thee with joy ; he will rest in his 6 I have cut off the nations: their tow- love, he will joy over thee with singing: ers are desolate ; I made their streets 18 I will gather them that are sorrowful waste, that none passeth by : their cities for the solemn assembly, who are of thee, are destroyed, so that there is no man, to whom the reproach of it was a burden. that there is none inhabitant.

19 Behold, at that time I will undo all 7 I said, Surely thou wilt fear me, thou ll that afflict thee: and I will save her that wilt receive instruction; so their dwelling halteth, and gather her that was driven should not be cut off, howsoever I pun- | out; and I will get them praise and fame ished them: but they rose early, and cor- in every land where they have been put rupted all their doings.

to shame. 8 1 Therefore wait ye upon me, saith 20 At that time will I bring you again, the LORD, until the day that I rise up to even in the time that I gather you : for I the prey: for my determination is to gath- || will make you a name and a praise among er the nations, that I may assemble the || all people of the earth, when I turn back kingdoms, to pour upon them mine in- | your captivity before your eyes, saith the dignation, even all my fierce anger : for || LORD.


the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, 1 Haggai refiroving the people's negli and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the

gence, 7 inciteth them to build the house, high priest, saying, 12 and promiseth God's assistance 2 Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, therein.

saying, This people say, The time is not In the second year of Darius the king: come, the time that the Lord's house the month, came the word of the LORD 3 Then came the word of the LORD by by Haggai the prophet unto Zerubbabel // Haggai the prophet, saying,

Haggai reproveth the people. Chap. 11. He inciteth the people 10 work. 725

4 It is time for you, O ye, to dwell in ua the son of Josedech the high priest, your ceiled houses, and this house lie and to the residue of the people, saying, waste ?

3 Who is left among you that saw this 5 Now therefore thus saith the LORD house in her first glory? and how do ye of hosts ; Consider your ways.

see it now? is it not in your eyes in com6 Ye have sown much, and bring in parison of it as nothing? liele; ye eat, but ye have not enough ; 4 Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink saich the LORD ; and be strong, O Joshye clothe you, but there is none warm; ua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and and he that earneth wages earneth | be strong, all ye people of the land, saith wages to put it into a bag with holes. the LORD, and work: for I am with you,

7 1 Thus saith the LORD of hosts ; || saith the LORD of hosts : Consider your ways.

5 According to the word that I cove8 Go up to the mountain, and bring | nanted with you when ye came out of wood, and build the house ; and I will Egypt, so my spirit remaineth among take pleasure in it, and I will be gloriti- you : fear ye not. ed, saith the LORD.

6 For thus saith the LORD of hosts" ; 9 Ye looked for much, and lo, it came to Yet once, it is a little while, and I will little; and when ye brought it home, I did shake the heavens, and the earth, and blow upon it. Why? saith the LORD of the sea, and the dry land ; hosts. Because of mine house that is waste, 7 And I will shake all nations, and and ye run every man unto his own house. the desire of all nations shall come: and I

10 Therefore the heaven over you is will fill this house with glory, saith the stayed from dew, and the earth is stayed LORD of hosts. from her fruit.

8 The silver is mine, and the gold is 11 And I called for a drought upon the mine, saith the Lord of hosts. land, and upon the mountains, and upon 9 The glory of this latter house shall the corn, and upon the new wine, and be greater than of the former, saith the upon the oil, and upon that which the LORD of hosts : and in this place will I ground bringeth forth, and upon men, give peace, saith the Lord of hosts. and upon cattle, and upon all the labour 10' In the four and twentieth day of of the hands.

the ninth month, in the second year of Da. 127 Then Zerubbabel the son of Sheal- rius, came the word of the LORD by tiel, and Joshua the son of Josedech, the Haggai the prophet, saying, high priest, with all the remnant of the 11 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Ask people, obeyed the voice of the LORD their now the priests concerning the law,saying, God, and the words of Haggaithe prophet, 12 If one bear holy flesh in the skirt of as the LORD their God had sent him, and his garment, and with his skirt do touch the people did fear before the LORD. bread, or pottage, or wine, or oil, or any

13 Then spake Haggai the LORD's meat, shall it be holy? And the priests messenger in the LORD's message unto answered and said, No. the people, saying, I am with you, saith 13 Then said Haggai, If one that is unthe LORD.

clean by a dead body touch any of these, 14 And the LORD stirred up the spirit shall it be unclean?' And the priests anof Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, gover- swered and said, It shall be unclean. nor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the 14 Then answered Haggai, and said; son of Josedech, the high priest, and the So is this people, and so is this nation spirit of all the remnant of the people ; before me, saith the LORD ; and so is and they came and did work in the house every work of their hands; and that of the Lord of hosts, their God,

which they offer there is unclean. 15 In the four and twentieih day of 15 And now, I pray you, consider from the sixth month, in the second year of this day and upward, from before a stone Darius the king.

was laid upon a stone in the temple of CHAP. II.

the LORD: 1 He encourageth the people to the work, 16 Since those days were, when one

by promise of greater glory to the sec- came to an heap of twenty measures, ond temple than was in the first. 10 there were but ten : when one came to He showeth that their sins hindered the press-fat for to draw out fifty vessels the work. 20 God's promise to Ze- out of the press, there were but twenty. rubbabel.

17 || I smote you with blasting and with N the seventh month, in the one and mildew and with hail in all the labours word of the Lord by the prophet Hag- saith the LORD.' gai, saying,

18 Consider now from this day and up2 Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of ward, from the four and twentieth day Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Josh-of the ninth month, even from the day


726 Vision of the horses. ZECHARIAH. Promises to Jerusalem. that the foundation of the Lord's tem- 22 And I will overthrow the throne of ple was laid, consider it.

kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength 19 Is the seed yet in the barn? yea, asyet of the kingdoms of the heathen ; and I the vine, and the fig-tree, and the pome- will overthrow the chariots, and those granate, and the olive-tree, hath not that ride in them ; and the horses and brought forth: from this day will I blessyou. their riders shall come down, every one

20 | And again the word of the Lord | by the sword of his brother. came unto Haggai in the four and twen- 23 In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, tieth day of the month, saying,

will I take thee, o Zerubbabel, my ser-, 21 Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of vant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the LORD, Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and will make thee as a signet; for I have and the earth ;

Il chosen thee, saith the Lord of hosts.


fro through the earth, and behold, all the 1 Zechariah erhorteth to repentance. 7 earth sitteth still, and is at rest.

The vision of the horses. 12 Comfort- 12 | Then the angel of the LORD an

able promises are made to Jerusalem. swered and said, O LORD of hosts, how IN

N the eighth month, in the second year long wilt thou not have mercy on Jeru

of Darius, came the word of the LORD salem and on the cities of Judah, against unto Zechariah, the son of Barachiah, the which thou hast had indignation these son of Iddo the prophet, saying,

threescore and ten years? 2 The Lord hath been sore displeas- 13 And the Lord answered the angel ed with your fathers.

that talked with me with good words 3 Therefore say thou unto them, Thus and comfortable words. saith the LORD of hosts ; Turn ye unto 14 So the angel that communed with me, saith the Lord of hosts, and I will me said unto me, Cry thou, saying, turn unto you, saith the Lord of hosts. Thus saith the Lord of hosts ; I am

4 Be ye not as your fathers, unto whom | jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with the former prophets have cried, saying, a great jealousy. Thus saith the LORD of hosts ; Turn ye 15 And I am very sore displeased with now from your evil ways, and from your the heathen that are at ease: for I was evil doings : but they did not hear, nor but a little displeased, and they helped hearken unto me, saith the LORD. forward the affliction.

5 Your fathers, where are they? and 16 Therefore thus saith the LORD; I the prophets, do they live for ever? am returned to Jerusalem with mercies :

6 But my words and my statutes, which my house shall be built in it, saith the I commanded my servants the prophets, | LORD of hosts, and a line shall be stretchdid they not take hold of your fathers ?ed forth upon Jerusalem. and they returned and said, Like as the 17 Cry yet, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts thought to do unto us, ac- Lord of hosts ; My cities through proscording to our ways, and according to our | perity shall yet be spread abroad ; and doings, so hath he dealt with us.

the LORD shall yet comfort Zion, and 7 Upon the four and twentieth day shall yet choose Jerusalem. of the elcventh month, which is the 18 † Then lifted I up mine eyes, and month Sebat, in the second year of Da- saw, and behold four horps. rius, came the word of the LORD unto 19 And I said unto the angel that talked Zechariah, the son of Barachiah, the son with me, What be these? And he answerof Iddo the prophet, saying,

ed me, These are the horns which have 8 I saw by night, and behold a man scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem. riding upon a red horse, and he stood a- 20 And the LORD shewed me four mong the myrtle-trees that were in the carpenters. bottom; and behind him were there red 21 Then said I, What come these to horses, speckled, and white.

do? And he spake, saying, These are the 9 Then said I, O my Lord, What are horns which have scattered Judah, so that these? And the angel that talked with no man did lift up his head: but these are me said unto me, I will shew thee what come to fray them, to cast out the horns these be.

of the Gentiles, which lifted up their horn 10 And the man that stood among the over the land of Judah to scatter it. myrtle-trees answered and said, These

CHAP. II. are they whom the LORD hath sent to 1 God in his care of Jerusalem, sendeth walk to and fro through the earth. to measure it. 6 The redemption of Zion.

LIFTED eyes and the Lord that stood among the myrtletrees, and said, We have walked to and | measuring line in his hand,

11 And they answered the angel of I looked, and behold a man with a

The redemption of Zion. CHAP. 111, iv. The golden candlestick. 727

2 Then said I, Whither goest thou ? 6 And the angel of the LORD protested And he said unto me, To measure Jeru- unto Joshua, saying, salem, to see what is the breadth thereof, 7 Thus saith the the Lord of hosts ; IE and what is the length thereof.

thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou 3 And behold, the angel that talked wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also with me went forth, and another angel judge my house, and shalt also keep my went out to meet him,

courts, and I will give thee places to walk 4 And said unto him, Run, speak to among these that stand by: this young man, saying, Jerusalem shall 8 Hear now, () Joshua the high priest, be inhabited as towns without walls for thou and thy fellows that sit before thee : the multitude of men and cattle therein: for they are men wondered at: for be

5 For I, saith the Lord, will be unto hold, I will bring forth my servant the her a wall of fire round about, and will | BRANCH. be the glory in the midst of her.

9 For behold the stone that I have laid 6 Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from before Joshua ; upon one stone shall be the land of the north, saith the LORD : seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the for I have spread you abroad as the four | graving thereof, saith the LORD of hosts, winds of the heaven, saith the LORD. and I will remove the iniquity of that

7 Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest || land in one day. with the daughter of Babylon.

10 In that day, saith the Lord of hosts, 8 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Af- shall ye call every man his neighbour ter the glory hath he sent me unto the na- under the vine and under the fig tree. tions which spoiled you ; for he that touch

CHAP. IV. eth you, toucheth the apple of his eye. 1 By the golden candlestick, is foreshewn

9 For behold, I will shake mine hand the good success of Zerubbábel's founupon them, and they shall be a spoil to dation. 11 By the two olive-trees, the their servants: and ye shall know that two anointed ones. the LORD of hosts hath sent me. 107 Sing, and rejoice, Odaughter of Zi- A Nom the angel that talked with me

came again, and waked me, as a on : for lo, I come, and I will dwell in man that is wakened out of his sleep, the midst of thee, saith the LORD.

2 And said unto me, What seest thou? 11 And many nations shall be joined to And I said, I have looked, and behold a the LORD in that day, and shall be my candlestick : all of gold, with a bowl upon people: and I will dwell in the midst of the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, thee, and thou shalt know that the LORD and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which of hosts hath sent me unto thee.

were upon the top thereof : 12 And the LORD shall inherit Judah 3 And two olive-trees by it, one upon his portion in the holy land, and shall the right side of the bowl, and the other choose Jerusalem again.

upon the left side thereof. 13 Be silent, О all flesh, before the LORD: 4 So I answered and spake to the anfor he is raised up out of his holy habitation. gel that talked with me, saying, What CHAP. III.

are these, my lord ? Under the type of Joshua, the restoration 5 Then the angel that talked with me of the church is promised.

answered and said unto me, Knowest AND ke shewed me Joshua the high thou not what these be ? And I said, No, the LORD, and Satan standing at his 6 Then he answered and spake unto right hand to resist him.

me, saying, This is the word or the Lord 2 And the LORD said unto Satan, The unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem re- LORD of hosts. buke thee : is not this a brand plucked 7 Who art thou, O great mountain ? out of the fire?

before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a 3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy plain : and he shall bring forth the headgarments, and stood before the angel. stone thereof with shoutings, crying,

4 And he answered and spake untothose Grace, grace unto it. that stood before him, saying, Take away 8 Moreover the word of the LORD the filthy garments from him. And un- came unto me, saying, to him he said, Behold, I have caused 9 The hands of Zerubbabel have laid thine iniquity to pass from tee, and I the foundation of this house ; his hands will clothe thee with change of raiment shall also finish it ; and thou shalt know

5 And I said, Let them set a fair mitre that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unupon his head. So they set a fair mitre to you. upon his head, and clothed him with io For who hath despised the day of garments. And the angel of the LORD small things ? for they shall rejoice, and stood by:

shall see the plummet in the hand of Ze

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