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The blessings of the Gospel. ISAIAH, XXVII.

The sure refuge. 21 And

it shall come to pass in that day, B.O. 712. 5 For he bringeth down them that dwell that the LORD shall B punish the host of

on high; the lofty city, he layeth it low; the high ones that are on high, and the B visit upon. he layeth it low, even to the ground; he kings of the earth upon the earth.

a Mal. 4.3. bringeth it even to the dust. 22 And they shall be gathered together | Ps. 76. 12. 6 Thea foot shall tread it down, even the Yas prisoners are gathered in the Spit, Ep. 2. 10. feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy. and shall be shut up in the prison, and Ps. 37. 23. 7 The way of the just is uprightness:d thou, after many days shall they be Ś visited.

most upright, dost weigh the path of the just. 23 Then the moon shall be confound gathering 8_Yea, in the way of thy e judgments, ed, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD

of prison

O LORD, have we waited for thee; the of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and

desireg of our soul is to thy name, and to

dun. iņ Jerusalem, and n before his ancients,


the remembrance of thee. gloriously.

e ch. 64. 4, 5.

9 With my soul have I desired thee in CHAPTER XXV.

Šor, found

the night;" O LORD, thou art my God; I willj ex

yea, with my spirit within me wanting.

will I seek thee early: for when thy judg. alt thee, I will praise thy name: for thou Eze. 32. 7. ments are in the earth, the inhabitants of hast done wonderful things; thy counsels 9 Ps. 63.1..6. the world will learn righteousness. of old are faithfulnessm and truth.

10 Letk favour be shewed to the wicked, 2 For thou hast made of a city an hcap; shall be yet will he not learn righteousness : in' the of a defenced city a ruin :o a palace of stran.

glory be.

land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, gers to be no city; it shall never be built, fore his

and will not behold the majestyn of the LORD. 3 Therefore shall the strong people glo


11 LORD, when thy hand is lifted up,

h Ca. 3. 1. rifyr thee, the city of the terrible nations

they P will not see: but they shalla see,

i Ps. 58. 11. shall fear thee.

; Ps. 46. 10.

and be ashamed for their envy O at the 4 For thou hast been a strength to the * Ec. 8. 11. people; yea, the fires of thine enemies poor, a strength to the needy in his dis

Re. 2. 21.

shall devour them. tress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow

Ec. 3. 16. 12 LORD, thou wilt ordain peacet for from the heat, when the blast of the terri- m Nu. 23. 19. us : for thou also hast wrought all our ble ones is as a storm against the wall. nch. 2. 10. works K in us. 5 Thou shalt bring down the noise of

o Je. 51. 37.

13 O LORD our God, otheru lords beside

p Je. 5. 3. strangers, as the heat in a dry place; even

thee have had dominion over us: buto by the heat with the shadow of a cloud : the 2 Re. 1. 7.

thee only will we make mention of thy branch of the terrible ones shall be or, toward


thy. brought low. 6 Ånd in this mountain w shall the LORD Re. 11, 13; they are deceased, they shall not rise :

14 They are dead, they shall not live; of hosts make unto all people a feasts of t verse 3.

Da.3. 22,25. therefore hast thou visited and destroyed fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of

K or, for.

them, and made all their memory to perish. fat things full of marrow, of wines y on + 2Ch.28.5,6.

15 Thou hast increased the nation, O the lees well refined.

Ro.6.16..18. LORD, thou hast increased the nation : And he will destroy in this mountain Ps.71.15,16. thou art glorified; thou hadst removed it the face of the covering i cast over all peo- wch. 2. 2, 3. far unto all the ends of the earth. ple, and the vaila that is spread over all - Mat. 22.2, 16 LORD, in trouble. have they visited nations.

&c. thee, they poured out a v prayer when thy

y Ca. 5. 1. 8 He will bgwallow up death in victory;

chastening was upon them. and the Lord God will wipe away tears A swallow up. 17 Like as a woman with child, that from off all faces; and the rebuke of his - Ho. 5. 15.

draweth near the time of her delivery, is people shall be take awayd from off all u covered.

in pain, and crieth out in her pangs; so

V secret the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.

have we been in thy sight, O LORD. 19 And it shall be said in that day, 0, a 200.3.16,18. been in pain, we have as it were brought


18 We have been with child, we have this is our God; we have waitede for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD: 1 Co.15.54. forth wind; we have not wrought any we have waited for him, we will be glad Re. 21. 4. deliverance in the earth, neither have the and rejoice in his salvation.

d Mal.3.17,18. inhabitants of the world fallen. 10 For in this mountain shall the hand | e Tit. 2. 13. 19 Thy dead men shall live, together with of the LORD rest, and Moab shall be Da. 12. 2. my, dead body shall they arise. Awake a trodden down under him, even as straw a threshed. and sing, yes that dwell in dust: for thy is e trodden down for the dunghill.

dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth 11 And he shall spread forth his hands ed in Mad- shall cast out the dead. in the midst of them, as he that swimmeth


20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy spreadeth forth his hands to swim: and 2 Jude 14, 15. chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: he shall bring down their pride together o bloods. hide thyself as it were for a little moment,

h Ps. 31. 21. with the spoils of their hands.

until the indignation be overpast.

ich. 60. 18. 12 And the fortress of the high fort of & Ps. 74. 14. 21 For, behold, the LORD cometh o out thy walls shall he bring down, lay low, and bring to the ground, even to the dust.

tor, crossing the earth for their iniquity: the earth

of his place to punish the inhabitants of CHAPTÉR XXVI. In that day shall this song be sung in truths.

Ps. 118. 19. also shall disclose her o blood, and shall

no more cover her slain. the land of Judah: We have a strong" x peace,

CHAPTER XXVII. city; salvation will God appoint for

In that day the LORD, with his sore,

peace. wallsi and bulwarks.

m Phi. 4. 7. and great, and strong sword, shall punish 2. Open? ye the gates, that the righteous y or, thought, leviathank the piercing serpent, even nation which keepeth the truth may or, imagi

leviathan that crooked serpent; and he

nation. enter in.

shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.

* Lu.20.9,&c. 3 Thou wilt keep him in X perfect

o Ps. 121.4,5.

2 In that day sing ye unto her, A vinepeace, m whose y mind is stayed on thee : ? Ps. 62. 8. yard" of red wine. because he trusteth in thee,

q Ps. 125. 1. 3 Io the LORD do keep it: I will water 4 Trustp ye in the LORD for ever:9 for B the rock it every moment : lest any hurt it, I will in the LORD JEHOVAH is B everlasting

of ages.

keep it night and day. strength :

4 Fury is not in me: who would set the

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Correction and compassion. ISAIAH, XXVIII.

Degeneracy of Judah, briers and thorns against me in battle? I B.O. 712. 8 For all tables are full of vomit and would B go through them, I would burn

filthiness, so that there is no place clean. them together.

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9 Whomb shall he teach knowledge ? 5 Or let him take hold of my strength, against. and whom shall he make to understand

a ch. 45. 24. that he may make peace with me; and

Y doctrine? them that are weaned from

6 Je. 6. 10. he shall make peace with me.

c Job 22. 21.

the milk, and drawn from the breasts. 6 He shall cause them that come of

10 For precept & must be upon precept, Jacob to take root :d Israel shall blossom Y the hear


precept upon precept; line upon line, and bud, and e fill the face of the world

d Ps.92.13..15

line upon line; here a little, and there a with fruit.

Ho. 14.5, 6. little. 7 Hath he smitten him, 5 as he smote sor, hath 11 For with n stammering lips, and an. those that smote him? or is he slain ac- been. other tongue, will he speak

to this people. cording to the slaughter of them that are e Ro. 11. 12. 12 To whom he said, This is the rest slain by him?

Ś according

wherewith ye may cause the weary, to 8 In measure, when it shooteth forth, to the rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they thou wilt debate with it: d he stayeth hiss

stroke of. would not hear. rough wind in the day of the east wind. m stammer.

13 Buty the word of the LORD was unto 9 By this, therefore, shall the iniquity of ings of. them precept upon precept, precept upon Jacob be purged ;*, and this is all the fruit oor, he hath precept; line upon line, line upon line; to take away his sin; when he maketh all spoken. here a little, and there a little;

thati they the stones of the altar as chalkstones that kor, thou might go, and fall backward, and be are beaten in sunder, the groves and

sendest it

broken, and snared, and taken. M images shall not stand up.


14 Wherefore hear the word of the 10 Yet the defenced city shall be deso- or, when he LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this late, and the habitation forsaken, and left

removeth it. people which is in Jerusalem:

sch. 57. 16. like a wilderness: there shall the calf

g Ho. 6. 5.

15 Because ye have said, We have made feed, and there shall he lie down, and

8. 12. a covenant with death, and with hell are consume the branches thereof.

h He. 12. 6. we at agreement; when the overflowing 11 When the boughs thereof are wither- Mat. 13. 14. scourge shall pass through, it shall not ed, they shall be broken off: the women wor, sun

come unto us: for we have made lies come and set them on fire; for? it is a images. our refuge, and under falsehood have we people of no understanding: therefore he & Ec. 8. 8. hid ourselves. that made them will not have mercy on

1 De. 32. 28. 16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, them, and he that formed them will shew

Ho. 4. 6.

Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation à them no favour.

m Ps. 118. 22. stone, ne' a tried stone, a precious corner

Mat. 21. 42. 12 And it shall come to pass in that

Ac. 4. 11.

stone, a sure foundation: her that believe day, that the LORD shall beat off from

Ro. 9. 33.

eth shall not make haste. the channel of the river unto the stream

Ep. 2. 20. 17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, of Egypt, ando ye shall be gathered one * Ro. 10. 11. and righteousness to the plummet; and by one, O ye children of Israel.

o Jno. 6. 37. the hail shall sweep away the refuge of 13 And it shall come to pass in that P Mat. 24.31. lies, and the waters shall overflow the day, that the great trumpet P shall be

1 Th. 4. 16. hiding place.

Re. 11. 15. blown, and they shall come which were

18 And your covenant with death shall ready to perish in the land of Assyria, va treading be disannulled, and your agreement with and the outcasts in the land of Egypt,

down to it.

hell shall not stand; when the overflowand shall worship the LORD in the holy Mal. 4. 3.

ing scourge shall pass through, then ye mount at Jerusalem.

i or, when

shall be v trodden down by it.


19 From the time that it goeth forth it WOE to the crown of pride, to the


you to under

shall take you: for morning by morning drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious stand shall it pass over, by day and by night: beauty is a fading flower, which are on doctrine.

and it shall be a vexation only * to unthe head of the fat valleys of them that broken.

derstand the report. are povercome with wine!

r Eze. 13. 11. 20 For the bed is shorter than that a 2 Behold, the Lord hath a mighty and 2 Sa.5.20. man can stretch himself on it; and the strong one, which, as a tempests of hail, Jog:10.10&c covering narrower than that he can wrap and a destroying storm, as a flood of

1 Ch. 14. 16. himself in it. mighty waters overflowing, shall cast o with. 21 For the LORD shall rise up ass in down to the earth with the hand.

u La. 3. 33.

mount Perazim, he shall be wroth ast in 3 The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ps.73.19,20. the valley of Gibeon,

that he may do his

10 Ephraim, shall be trodden under feet:

T swallow

work, his stranger work; and bring to 4 And the glorious beauty which is on


pass his act, his strange act. the head of the fat valley shall be # Ho. 4. 11.

22 Now, therefore, be ye not mockers, fading flower, and as the hasty fruit be

lest your bands be made strong: for I fore the summer; which, when he that

wheat in

have heard from the Lord God of hosts looketh upon it seeth, while it is yet in

the princi

a consumption, even determined upon his hand he Teateth it up.

pal place,

the whole earth. 5 In that day shall the LORD of hosts and the bar 23. Give ye ear, and hear my voice; be for a crown of glory, and for a diadem ley in the hearken, and hear my speech. of beauty, unto the residue of his people, appointed 24 Doth the plowman plow, all day to

6 And for a spirit of judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength 1 ch.56.10..12 som doth he open and break the clods to them that turn the battle to the gate. X or, spelt.

25 When he hath made plain the face 7 But they also have erred through border:

Bor, And he

thereof, doth he not cast abroad the fitchwine,+ and through strong drink are out

bindeth it es, and scatter the cummin, and cast in of the way: they priest and the prophet in such o the principal wheat, and the appointed have erred through strong drink, they are sort as his barley, and the xrye, in their y place ? swallowed up of wine, they are out of God doth 26 B For his God' doth instruct him to the way through strong drink; they err teach him. discretion, and doth teach him. in vision, they stumble in judgment.

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ISAIAH, XXX. The foolish confidence of Judah. a threshing instrument, neither is a cart B. C. 725. hidea their counsel from the LORD, and wheel turned about upon the cummin;

their works are in the dark, and they say, but the fitches are beaten out with a staff, a chap. 30. 1. Who seeth us? and who knoweth us? and the cummin with a rod.

Ps. 139. 7, 16 Surely your turning of things up28 Bread corn is bruised ; because he


side down shall be esteemed as the pot

6 Ps. 94. 7. will not ever be threshing it, nor break it

ter's clay: for shallc the work say of him with the wheel of his cart, nor bruise it

cchap. 45. 9. that made it, He made me not? or shall

Ro. 9. 20. with his horsemen.

d Ps. 92. 5.

the_thing framed say of him that framed 29 This also cometh forth from the Je. 32. 18. it, He had no understanding? LORD of hosts, which is wonderfuld in Ro. 11. 33. 17 Is it not yet a very little while, and counsel, and excellent in working.

e chap.32.15. Lebanon shall be turnede into a fruitful CHAPTER XXIX.

Mat. 19.30. field, and the fruitful field shall be esWOER to Ariel, to Ariel, ythe city Bor, 0 Ariel

, teemed as a forest ? wherer David dwelt! add ye year to i. e. the lion 18 Andy in that day shall the deaf year; let them 8 kill sacrifices.

of God. hear the words of the book, and the eyes 2 Yet I will distress Ariel, and there yor, of the of the blind shall see out of obscurity, shall be heaviness and sorrow: and it city. and out of darkness. shall be unto me as Ariel.

12 Sa. 5. 9. 19 The meekl also shall S increase their 3 And I will camp against thee round chap; 35. 5. joy in the LORD, and the poori among men

22. about, and will lay sieget against thee

shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel. with a mount, and I will raise forts & cut off the

20 For the terrible one is brought to

heads. against thee.

nought, m and the scorner is consumed, and $4 And thou shalt be brought? down, chap. 61. 1. all that watch" for iniquity are cut off? and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy

Ś add.

21 That make a man an offender for a

i Ja. 2. 5. speech shall be low out of the dust, and *2*1. 25. 1, word, and lay a snare for him that rethy voice shall be, as of one that hath a


proveth in the gate, and turn aside the familiar spirit, out of the gro

and thy ? La. 1. 9.

just for a thing of nought. speech shall n whisper out of the dust.


22 Therefore thus saith the LORD, P 5 Moreover the multitude of thy stran- Re. 12. 10.

who redeemed Abraham, concerning the gers shall be like small dust, and the * Ps. 64. 6. house of Jacob, Jacob shall not 9 now multitude of the terrible ones shall be as Je. 20. 10. be ashamed, neither shall his face now chaff" that passeth away : yea, it shall be o Am.5.10,12. wax pale. at an instante suddenly.

n peep, or, 23 But when he seeth his children, the 6 Thout shalt be visited of the LORD chirp.

work, of mine hands, in the midst of of hosts with thunder, and with earth. Jog, 24, 3. him, they shall sanctify my name, and quake, and great noise, with storm and 9 chap, 54. 4. sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.

* Job 21. 18. shall fear the God of Israel.

81 Th. 5. 3. 7 And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, even allo that u chap.60.21.

24 Theyw also that erred in spirit shall chap.30.30.

come to understanding, and they that fight against her and her munition, and

Ep. 2. 10. murmured shall learn doctrine. that distress her, shall be as a dream* of oth co. b..12: WOE, to the rebellious children, saith

CHAPTER XXX. a night vision.

8 It shall even be as when an hungry Oknow un- the LORD, that take counsel, but not of man dreameth, and, behold, he eateth; but


me; and that covers with a covering, but he awaketh, and his soul is empty: or as

ing. not of my spirit, that they may adda sin when a thirsty man dreameth, and, be

x chap.37.36. to sin : hold, he drinketh; but he awaketh, and,

y De.29.19,20. 2 Thato walk to go down into Egypt, behold, he is faint, and his soul hath appe- a Ro. 2.6.

chap.29. 15. and have not asked at my mouth; to tite: 80 shall the multitude of all the na

6 chap. 31. 1. strengthen themselves in the strength of tions be that fight against mount Zion.

Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of 9 Stay yourselves, and wonder; k cry


your pleage out, and cry: they are drunken, but

sure and

3 Therefore shall the strength of Phanot with wine; they stagger, but not riot.

raoh be your shame, and the trust in the with strong drink.

cchap.51.21. shadow of Egypt your confusion. 10 Ford the LORD hath poured out a Ro. 11. 8. 4 For his princes were at Zoan, and upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and e Je. 2. 36. his ambassadors came to Hanes. hath closed your eyes : the prophets and 1 heads, 5 They were all ashamede of a people that your rulers, the seers/ hath he covered. chap. 1.5. could not profit them, nor be an help nor

11 And the vision of all is become un-ri Sa. 9. 9. profit, but a shame, and also a reproach. to you as the words of a M book that is mor, letter. 6 The burden of the beasts of the south: sealed, which men deliver to one that is Da. 12,4, 9. into thọ land of trouble and anguish, learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee :

Re. 5.1..9. from whence come the young and old

h Je. 37. 7. and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed :

lion, the viper and fiery. flying serpent, 12 And the book is delivered to him Eze. 33. 31. they will carry their riches upon the

Mat.15.6..9. that is not learned, saying, Read this, I

shoulders of young asses, and their treapray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.

k verse 15.

sureş upon the bunches of camels, to a 13 Wherefore the Lord said, Foras. | 7 col. 2. 22. people that shall not profit them. much as this people draw near 'me with

7 For the Egyptians shall help in

Tradd. their mouth, and with their lips do ho

vain, and to no purpose: therefore have

m Hab. 1.5. nour me, but have removed their heart

latter day.

I cried v concerning this, Theird strength far from me, and their fear toward me is

is to sit still.

n De. 32. 20. taught by the precept of men :?

8 Now go, write it before them in a

o Je. 49. 7. 14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed

Ob. 8.

table, and note it in a book, that it may be to do a marvellous m work among this i Co. 1. 19. for the p time to come for ever and ever: people, even a marvellous work and a

P Je. 11. 21.

9 That this is a rebellious people, wonder: foro the wisdom of their wise Am. 2. 12. lying children, children that will not men shall perish, and the understanding 7. 13. hear the law of the LORD: of their prudent men shall be hid.

Mi. 2.6, 11. 10 Which say? to the seers, See not: 15 Woe unto them that seek deep to

and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto

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Punishment, and promises.

ISAIAH, XXXI. Confidence in Egypt reproved. us right things : speak unto us smootha B. C. 713. burden thereof is B heavy; his lips are things, prophesy deceits :

full of indignation, and his tongue as a 11 Get you out of the way, turn aside a1 Ki. 22. 13. devouring fire: out of the path, cause the Holy One of Bheaviness. 28 And his breath, as an overflowing Israel to cease from before us.

o Zep. 3.8. stream, shall reach to the midst of the 12 Wherefore thus saith the Holy One c Lu. 22. 31. neck, to sifto the nations with the sieve of of Israel, Because ye despise this word, d chap.37.29. vanity: and there shall be a bridled in the and truste in yoppression and perverse- e Ps. 62. 10. jaws of the people, causing them to err. ness, and stay thereon:

yor, fraud.

29 Ye shall have a song, ass in the night 13° Therefore this iniquity shall be to Ps. 12. 3. 4. when a holy solemnity is kept: and gladyou as a breachy ready to fall, swelling Rock. ness of heart, as when one goeth with a out in a high wall, whose breaking com

À Ps. 2.9.

pipe to come into the mountain of the eth suddenly at an instant.

Je. 19. 11.

LORD, to the 8 Mighty One of Israel. 14 And he shall break” it as the break; $the glory of rious voice to be heard, and shall shew

30 And the LORD shall cause shis gloing of the potters' vessel that is broken his voice. in pieces; he shall not spare : so that

bottle of

the lighting down of his arm, with the inthere shall not be found in the bursting potters. dignation of his anger, and with the flame of it a sherd to take fire from the hearth, i verse 7. of a devouring, fire, with scattering, and or to take water withal out of the pit.

O every pass- tempest, and hailstones. 15 For thus saith the Lord God, the ing of the 31 For through the voice of the LORD Holy One of Israel, In returning and rod found- shall the Assyrian be beaten down, which resti shall ye be saved ; in quietness and


smote with a rod. in confidence shall be your strength; and K cause to 32 And in every place where the ye would not.

rest, grounded staff shall pass, which the 16 But ye said, No; for we will flee 1 or, against LORD shall «lay upon him, it shall be upon horses ; therefore shall ye flee : and,

them. with tabrets and harps : and in battles We will ride upon the swift; therefore *2 Ki. 25. 5. of shaking will he fight with it. shall they that pursuek you be swift.

1 Je. 7. 31. 33 For Tophet? is ordained Mof old; 17 One thousandm shall flee at the rebuke u from yes- yea, for the king it is prepared: he hath of one; at the rebuke of five shall ye flee; terday. made it deep, and large; the pile thereof

m De. 32. 30. till ye be left as va beacon upon the top of

is fire and much wood: the breath of the

vor, a tree a mountain, and as an ensign on an hill.

LORD, like a stream of brimstone,“ doth 18 And therefore will the LORDO wait,

bereft of

kindle it.

branches, that he may be gracious unto you, and

CHAPTER XXXI. therefore will he be exalted, that he may

or, boughs : WOE to them that go down to Egypt have mercy upon you; for the LORD is n Re. 14.9,10. for help; and stay on horses, and trust in a God of judgment: blessed P are all they Ho. 5. 15. chariots, because they are many; and in that wait for him.

pPs. 34. 8. horsemen, because they are very strong: 19 For the people shall dwells in Zion ch.65.9, 24. but they look not unto the Holy One

r . at Jerusalem ; thou shalt weep no more :


of Israel, neither seek the LORD! he will be very gracious unto thee at the

? Yet he also is wise, and will bring voice of thy cry; when: he shall hear it,

evil, and will not a call back his words: he will answer thee.

t Ps. 80. 5.

but will arise against the house of the 20 And thought the Lord give you the por, oppres- evildoers, and against the help of them bread of adversity, and the water of

sion. that work iniquity. Paffliction, yet shall not thy teachers be Ps. 74. 9. 3 Now the Egyptians are men, and not removedu' into a corner any more, but Am.8.11,12. God; and their horses flesh, and not spi

tP9.32. 8. thine eyes shall see thy teachers :

rit. When the LORD shall stretch out his 21 And thine ears shall hear a word Ho. 11. 10. hand, both he that helpeth shall fall, and behind thee, saying, Thiso is the way,

images of

he that is holpen shall fall down, and walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right

thy silver.

they all shall fail together. hand, and when ye turn to the left.

T scatter. 4 For thus hath the LORD spoken unto 22 Ye shall defile also the covering of por, multi- me, Like as the lionw and the young lion o thy graven images of silver, and the tude.

roaring on his prey, when a multitude of ornament of thy molten images of gold : «Ho. 14. 8. shepherds is called forth against him, he thou shalt - cast them away as a menstru- v Ps. 46. 5. will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase ous cloth; thou shalt say unto it, Get : Je. 3. 12. himself for the $ noise of them: so shall

a Ho. 9. 9. thee hence.*

x leavened,

the LORD of hosts come down to fight for 23 Then shall he give the rain of thy seed,

or, savory.

mount Zion, and for the hill thereof. that thou shalt sow the ground withal; the idols of 5 As birds flying, so will the LORD of and bread of the increase of the earth, and

hosts defendy Jerusalem; defending also it shall be fat and plenteous : in that day Blifted up.

he will deliver it, and passing over he shall thy cattle feed in large pastures. chap.37.36. will preserve it. 24 The oxen likewise, and the young c ch.60.19,20.

6 Turns ye unto him from whom the asses that ear the ground, shall eat x clean yor, for fear children of Israel have

deeplya revolted. provender, which hath been winnowed


7 For in that day every man shall cast with the shovel and with the fan.

8 for melt. away his idols of silver, and his idols 25 And there shall be upon every high ing, or, tri- of gold, which your own hands have mountain, and upon every high, hill, bute: or, tri- made unto you for a sin. rivers and streams of waters in the day of butary. 8 Then shall the Assyrian fallo with the great slaughter, when the towers fall.

Śhis rock the sword, not of a mighty man; and the 26 Moreover, the light of the moon

sword, not of a mean man, shall devour shall be as the light of the sun, and the away for him: but he shall flee y from the sword, light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the fear. and his young men shall be 8 discomfited. light of seven days, in the day that the nor, strength. 9 And she shall pass over to his n strong LORD bindeth up the breach of his people, oor, griev- hold for fear, and his princes shall be and healeth the stroke of their wound. ousness of afraid of the ensign, saith the LORD,

27 Behold, the name of the LORD cometh flame. whose fire is in Zion, and his furnace in from far, burning with his anger, and the



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the poor

The reign of justice.

ISAIAH, XXXIII. Encouragement to God's people. CHAPTER XXXII.

B. C. 713. have waited for thee: be thou their arm BEHOLD, a king shall reign in right

every morning, our salvation also in the cousness, a and princes shall rule in judg

a Ps. 45. 6, 7. time of trouble. ment.

Je. 23. 5, 6. 3 At the noise of the tumult the peo2 And a man shall be as an hiding

Zec. 9. 9.

ple fled; at the lifting up of thyself the place from the wind, and a coverto from 6 chap: 4.6.

Ro. 5, 21.

nations were scattered. the tempest; as riverse of water in a dry

cchap. 14. 3. 4 And your spoil shall be gathered like place; as the shadow of a B great rock in


the gathering of the caterpillar: as the

d Ps. 97.9. running to and fro of locusts shall he 3 And the eyes of them that see shall

y hasty. run upon them. not be dim: and the ears of them that ė Ro. 3. 26. 5 The LORD is exalted ;d for he dwellhear shall hearken.

8 or, ele. eth on high: he hath filled Zion with 4 The heart also of the Y rash shall uile gantly. judgmente and righteousness. derstand knowledge, and the tongue of 5 salvations. 6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stammerers shall be ready to speak Pr. 14. 27. the stability of thy times, and strength of & plainly.

nor, messen

S salvation : the fears of the LORD is his 5 The vile person shall be no more called gers.

treasure. liberal, nor the churl said to be bountiful. 9 Je, 13. 23. 7 Behold, their n valiant ones shall cry

6 For the vile person willg speak vil- oor, wither. without; the ambassadors of peace shall lany, and his heart will work iniquity,

weep bitterly to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error xor, he 8 The highways lie waste, the wayagainst the LORD, to make empty the speaketh faring man ceaseth: he hath broken the soul of the hungry, and he will cause against covenant, he hath despised the cities, he the drink of the thirsty to fail.

regardeth no man. The instruments also of the churl are

in judg- 9 The earth mourneth and languisheth; evil: he deviseth wicked devices to de


Lebanon is ashamed and a hewn down; stroy the poor with lying words, even

dor, be es.

Sharon is like a wilderness; and Bashan

tablished. when * the needy speaketh right.

and Carmel shake off their fruits. 8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; Am. 8. 1.

h Ps. 46. 10.

10 Now will I rise, saith the LORD ; and by liberal things shall be a stand.

now will I be exalted ;* now will I lift 9 Rise up, ye women that are at ease;ire days above

up myself. hear my voice, ye careless daughters ; x Mat. 22. 12. 11 Ye shall conceive chaff; ye shall give ear unto my speech.

v fields of

bring forth stubble: your breath, as fire, 10 Many w days and years shall ye be desire.

shall devour you. troubled, ye careless women: for the 1 Ho. 10. 8. 12 And the people shall be as the burnvintage shall fail, the gathering shall sor, burn- ings of lime; as thorns cut up shall they not come.

ing upon.

be burned in the fire. 11 Tremble, ye women that are at ease ; m Ps. 15. 2. 13 Hear, ye that are far off, what I have be troubled, ye careless ones : strip, you,

in right-

done; and ye that are near, acknowledge and make you bare, and gird sackcloth

my might. upon your loins.

o in upright

14 The sinners in Zion are afraid ; fear12 They shall lament for the teats, for

fulness hath surprised k the hypocrites : the pleasant v fields, for the fruitful vine. tor, deceits. Who among us shall dwell with the de13 Upon the land of my people shall

por, clifts

vouring fire? who among us shall dwell come up thorns? and briers, # yea, upon and watch

with everlasting burnings ? all the houses of joy in the joyous city : towers. 15 Hem that walketh p righteously, and 14 Because the palaces shall be for- х


speaketh o uprightly; he that despiseth saken; the multitude of the city, shall be » Ps. 119. 37. the gain of oppressions, that shaketh left; the forts and towers shall be for 4 heights, or," his hands from holding of bribes, that dens for ever, a joy of wild asses, a pas- high places. stoppeth his ears from hearing, of x blood, ture of flocks;

o Joel 2. 28. and shutteth hisn eyes from seeing evil; 15 Until the Spirito be poured upon us

pPs, 107. 33, 16 He shall dwell on y high: his place from on high, and the wilderness be a &c. of defence shall be the munitions of rocks ; fruitful field, andř the fruitful field be

9 Jno. 17. 24. bread shall be given him, his waters shali counted for a forest.

Bof far disa

be sure.

tances. 16 Then judgment shall dwell in the

17 Thine eyes shall see the King in wilderness, and righteousness remain in yweigher. his beauty: they shall behold the land the fruitful field.

r Ps. 85. 10.

B that is very far off. 17 And the work of righteousness shall

Ja. 3. 18.

18 Thine heart shall meditate terror.

: He. 4. 9. be peace ;" and the effect of righteous

Where is the scribe? where is the y receivness, quietness and assurance for ever.

8 or, ridicu.

er? where is he that counted the towers ?

lous. 18 And my people shall dwell in a

19 Thou shalt not see a fierce people ; peaceable habitation, and in sure dwell-scherm met . a people of a deeper speech than thou canst ings, and in quiet resting places,

Šor, utterly

stammering tongue, that

perceive; of a 19 When it shall hail, coming down

thou canst not understand.

u Ec. 11. 1, 2. on the forest; and the city shall be Slow

v Re. 3. 12.

20 Look upon Zion, the city of our soin a low place.

w chap. 21. 2. lemnities : thine eyes shall see Jerusalem 20 Blessed are ye that sow beside all

Hab. 2. 8. a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall waters," that send forth thither the feet

broad of

not be taken down; not one of the stakes of the ox and the ass.

spaces, or,

thereof shall every be removed, neither CHAPTER XXXIII.

hands. shall any of the cords thereof be broken. WOE to thee that spoilest, w and thou - Re. 13. 10. 21 But there the glorious LORD will be un. wast not spoiled ;, and dealest treache- statute- to us a place nof broad rivers and streams; rously, and they dealt not treacherously maker. wherein shall go no galley with oars, neiwith thee! when thou shalt cease to spoil, Kor, they ther shall gallant ship pass thereby, thou* shalt be spoiled; and when thou have for- 22 For the LORD is our judge, the shalt make an end to deal treacherously, saken thy LORD is our e lawgiver, the LORD is our they shall deal treacherously with thee. tacklings. king; he will save us. 2 0 LORD, be gracious unto us; we

23 Thy Ktacklings are loosed; they



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