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Threatenings against God's enemies. ISAIAH, XXXIV. Blessings of the Gospel. could not well strengthen their mast; B. C. 713. and his hand hath divided it unto them they could not spread the sail : then is

by line: they shall possess it for ever, the prey of a great spoil divided; the a 1 Co. 1. 27. from generation to generation shall they lamea take the prey,

6 Re. 21. 4. dwell therein.

CHAPTER XXXV. am sick, the people that dwell therein a ch.55.12,13

. The wilderness, and the solitary place,

e Pg. 40. 1. shall be forgiven their iniquity.

shall be glad for them; anda the desert

De. 32. 1.
CHAPTER XXXIV.

shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. COME

B the fulness near, ye nations, to hear; and

2 It shall blossom abundantly, and re

thereof. hearken, ye people; let the earth hear,

joice even with joy and singing; the glory and B all that is therein: the

world, and 0.14.5, 6. of Lebanons shall be given unto it, the

h Zep. 3. 8. all things that come forth of it.

i He.

excellency of Carmel and Sharon; they 2 For the indignation of the LORD

shall see the glory of the LORD, and the is upon all nations, and his fury, upon. k chap. 44. 2.

y hasty.

excellency of our God. all their armies : he hath utterly de

3 Strengtheni ye the weak bands, and stroyed them, he hath delivered them to 1 Ps. 102. 26. confirm the feeble knees. the slaughter.

Eze.32.7,8.

4 Say to them that are of a y fearful

Joel 2. 31. 3 Their slain also shall be cast out,

heart, Be strong, feark not; behold, your

3. 15, 16. and their stink shall come up out of

God will come with vengeance, even God

Mat. 24. 29. their carcases, and the mountains shall 2 Pe. 3. 10.) with a recompence; he will come and be melted with their blood.

Re.6.13,14. you. 4 And all the host of heaven shall be mchap. 25. 9. 5 Thenthe eyes of the blind shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled Lu. 21. 28.) opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be together as a scroll: and all their host shall n Mat. 11. 5. unstopped : fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the o chap.41.18. 6 Then shall the lame man leap as an vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree. 43. 19. hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing : 5 For my sword shall be bathed in P Je. 40.7.

for in the wilderness Bhall waters o break heaven: behold, it shall come down 9 Jno. 4. 14. out, and streams in the desert. upon Idumea,, and upon the people of

7 And the parched ground shall become

8 or, a court my curse, to judgment.

a pool, and the thirsty land springs of 6 The sword of the LORD is filled with for reeds.

water in the habitation of dragons where blood; it is made fat with fatness, and ch.63.1,&c. each lay, shall be o grass, with reeds and with the blood of lambs and goats, with Sor, rhino- rushes. the fat of the kidneys of rams: for the

8 And an highway shall be there, and LORD hath a sacrifice in Bozrah,' and a schap. 52. 1. a way, and it shall be called, The way

Joel 3. 17. great slaughter in the land of Idumea.

of holiness; the unclean: shall not pass 7 And the Sunicorns shall come down

Re. 21. 27.

over it; n but it shall be for those : the with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; nor, for he wayfaring men, though fools, shall not

shall be and their land shall be soaked with blood,

err therein.

with them. and their dust made fat with fatness.

9 No lion shall be there, nor any ra. 8 For it is the day of the LORD's ven

e drunken.

venous beast shall go up thereon, it shall

t Je. 46. 10. geance, and the year of recompences for

not be found there: but the redeemed the controversy of Zion.

u Eze. 34. 25. shall walk there.

v Mi. 6. 2. 9 Andw the streams thereof shall be w De. 29. 23.

10 And the ransomed* of the LORD turned into pitch, and the dust thereof chap.51.1i. shall return, and come to Zion with into brimstone, and the land thereof shall y Re. 5.9. songs, and everlasting. joy: upon their become burning pitch.

z Jude 24. heads': they shall obtain joy and glad10 It shall not be quenched night nor a Re. 19.2, 3. ness, and sorrowb and sighing shall flee day; the smokea thereof shall go up for Re. 7. 17.

away. 21. 4.

CHAPTER XXXVI. shalui lie waste; none shall pass through - 2 Ki. 18. 13, Now it came to pass in the fourteenth it for ever and ever :

2 Ch. 32.1,

year of king Hezekiah, that Sennacherib 11 But the * cormorantd and the bit- &c: king of Assyria came up against all the tern shall possess it; the owl also and Kor, pelican. defenced cities of Judah, and took them. the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall a Zep. 2. 14. 2 And the king. of Assyria sent Rabstretch out upon it the linee of confusion, Re. 18. 2.

shakeh from Lachish to Jerusalem, unto and the stones of emptiness.

e2Ki. 21. 13. king Hezekiah, with a great army: and 12 They shall call the nobles thereof to

daughters

he stood by the conduit of the upper pool, the kingdom, but none shall be there, and

of the owl,

in the highway of the fuller's field. all her princes shall be nothing.

or, ostriches 3 Then came forth unto him Eliakim, 13 And thorns shall come up in her ch.13.21,22. Hilkiah's son, which was over the house, palaces, nettles and brambles in the for- Ziim. and Shebna the vscribe, and Joah, Asaph's tresses thereof; and it shall be an habita-vor, secre- son, the recorder. tion of dragons, and a court for ^ owls. tary.

4' And Rabshakeh said unto them, Say 14 The wild beasts of the desert shall - Ijim. ye now to Hezekiah, Thus saith the great also meet with a the wild beasts of the is-por, night- king, the king of Assyria, What confiland, and the satyr shall cry to his fellow; monster. dence is this wherein thou trustest? the screech owl also shall rest there, o a word of 5 I say, sayest thou, (but they are but and find for herself a place of rest.

lips. O vain words.) I have counsel and 15 There shall the great owl make her - or,

but strength for war: now, on whom dost pest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under counsel and thou trust, that thou rebellest against her shadow; there shall the vultures also strength

me ? be gathered, every one with her mate.

are for the

6 Lo, thou trustest in the staff of this 16 Seek ye out of the book of the

f chap. 8. 20.

broken reed, on Egypt; whereon if a LORD, and read; no one e of these shall

Jno. 5. 39.

man lean, it will go into his hand, and fail, none shall want her mate: for my 2 Pe. 1. 19. pierce it: so is Pharaoh king of Egypt to mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit . Mat. 5. 18. all that trust in him. it hath gathered them.

Lu. 21. 33. 7 But if thou say to me, We trust in the 17 And he hath cast the lot for them,

LORD our God: is it not he whose high

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9 Jos. 10.31.. kiah, saying,

Sennacherib's insolent message. ISAIAH, XXXVII.

Sennacherib threatened. places and whose altars Hezekiah hath B.C. 710. | and the elders of the priests covered with taken away, and said to Judah and to Jeru

sackcloth, unto Isaiah the prophet, the salem, Ye shall worship before this altar ? a 2 Ki. 18. 4. son of Amoz.

8 Now, therefore, give ß pledges, I pray b Joel 1. 13. 3 And they said unto him, Thus saith thee, to my master the king of Assyria, Bor, hostages. Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble,

and of rebuke,e and of y blasphemy: for if thou be able on thy part to set riders a Ps

. 20. 7, 8. there is not strength to bring forth.

c Ps. 50. 15. the children are come to the birth, and upon them. 9 How then wilt thou turn away the chap. 25. 8. hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom the

Ho. 14. 3.

4 It may be the LORD thy God will face of one captain of the least of my

Re. 3. 19. master's servants, and put thy trust on

king of Assyria his master hath sent to Egypt y for chariots and for horsemen?

yor, provo

reproach " the living God, and will re

cation. 10 and am I now come up without

prove the words which the LORD thy the LORD against this land to destroy chap. 66. 9. God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy it? The LORD i said unto me, Go up

y Je. 2. 36.

prayer for thek remnant that is left. against this land, and destroy it.

h ver. 23, 24.

5 So the servants of king Hezekiah 11 Then said Eliakim, and Shebna, and

chap.51.7,8 came to Isaiah. Joab, unto Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray thee,

i chap.37.28.

6 And Isaiah said unto them, Thus

Am. 3. 6. unto thy servants in the Syrian language;

k Ro. 9. 27.

shall ye say unto your master, Thus saith for we understand it: and speak not to us in the Jews' language, in the ears of the

the LORD, Be not afraid? of the words 8 found.

that thou hast heard, wherewith the ser.

Ich. 43. 1, 2. people that are on the wall.

51.12,13.

vants of the king of Assyria have blas12 But Rabshakeh said, Hathm my

m Ps. 31. 18. phemed me. master sent me to thy master and to thee

7 Behold, I will Ś send a blast upon to speak these words ? hath he not sent me Sor, put a him; and he shall hear a rumour, and reto the men that sit upon the wall, that

spirit into

turn to his own land; and I will cause

him, they may eat their own dung and drink

1 Kí. 22. 23. him to fall by the sword in his own land. their own piss with you? 13 Then Rabshakeh stood, and cried

n Ps. 17. 10. the king of Assyria warring against Lib

8 So Rabshakeh returned, and found with n a loud voice in the Jews' language, • Nu. 33. 20, nah:', for he had heard that he was deand said, Hear ye the words of the p great

21. parted from 9 Lachish. king, the king of Assyria :

Jos. 21. 13. 9 And he heard say concerning Tirha. 14 Thus saith the king, Let not Heze- 2 Ch.21. 10. kah king of Ethiopia, He is come forth kiah deceive you; for he shall not be » Ps. 82. 6,7. to make war with thee: and when he able to deliver you.

Da. 4. 37. heard it, he sent messengers to Heze15 Neitherr let Hezekiah make you

34. trust in the LORD, saying, The LORD will

10 Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah surely deliver us :' this city shall not be * P3.71.10,11. king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God delivered into the hand of the king of n with me a in whom thou trustest deceive thee, say. Assyria.

blessing, ing, Jerusalem shall not be given into 16 Hearken not to Hezekiah ; for thus

the hand of the king of Assyria. saith the king of Assyria, Make nan

my favour

11 Behold, thou hast heard what the agreement with me by a present, and sent. kings of Assyria have done to all lands, come out to me: and eat ye every one schap. 14. 17. by destroying them utterly; and shalt of his vine, and every one of his fig

t Zec. 3. 10. " thou be delivered? tree, and drink ye every one the waters u Pr. 12. 10. 12 Have the gods of the nations deliof his own cistern;

0 2 Ki. 17. 6. vered them which my fathers have de17 Until I come and take you away to 18.11. stroyed, as Gozan,and Haran,w and a land like your own land, a land of corn

w Ge. 12. 4.

Rezeph, and the children of Eden“ which and wine, a land of bread and vineyards.

28. 10.

were in Telassar ? 18 Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you,

* Am. 1. 5.

13 Where is the king of Hamath, v and saying, The LORD will deliver us. Hath y chap. 10, 9. the king of Arphad, and the king of the

. any of the gods of the nations delivered

2 Da. 3. 15. city of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah? his land out of the hand of the king of a verse 1.

14 And Hezekiah received the letter from Assyria?

Joel 2. 17.. the hand of the messengers, and read it: 19 Where are the gods of Hamath and

20. and Hezekiah went up a unto the house of Arphad? where are the gods of Sephar- 62 Ki. 18. 10. the LORD, and spread it before the LORD. vaim? and have they delivered Samaria c ch.37.18,19. 15 And Hezekiah prayed unto the LORD, outo of my hand ?

45.16,17.

saying,

d Ex. 25. 22. 20 Who are they among all the gods c of

16 0 LORD of hosts, God of Israel,

Ps. 80. 1. these lands that have delivered their land

that dwellest a between the cherubims,

99.1. out of my hand, that the LORD should e ch.43.10,11. thou art the God, even thout alone, of deliver Jerusalem out of my hand ?

Ps. 86. 10. all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast 21 But they held their peace, and an- g Da. 9. 18. made heaven and earth. swered him not a word : for the king's com- h Job 36. 7. 17 Incline I thine ear, O LORD, and hear; mandment was, saying, Answer him not.

i Pr. 26. 4. open thine eyes, O LORD, and see; and 22 Then came Éliakim the son of Hil. Olands. hear all the words of Sennacherib, which kiah, that was over the household, and given. hath sent to reproach the living. God. Shebpa the scribe, and Joah the son of k ch.40.19,20. 18 Of a truth, LORD, the kings of AgAsaph, the recorder, to Hezekiah with 41. 7. syria have laid waste all the nations, their clothes rent, and told him the words 44.9, &c. and their countries, of Rabshakeh.

Ps. 115. 4,

19 And have k cast their gods into the

&c. CHAPTER XXXVII. AND? it came to pass, when king Heze

12 Ki, 19. 1,

fire: for they were no gods, butk the work &c.

of men's hands, wood and stone; therekiah heard it, that he rentm his clothes, m Job 1. 20. fore they have destroyed them. and covered himself with sackcloth, and

n verse 14. 20 Now, therefore, O LORD our God, wentn into the house of the LORD.

ochap. 42. 8. save us from his hand, that all the king2 And he sent Eliakim, who was over Ps. 46. 10. doms of the earth may know that thou the household, and Shebna the scribe,

art the LORD, even thou only.

or, seek

by a pre

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Sennacherib's army destroyed. ISAIAH, XXXVIII. Hezekiah's sickness and prayer.

21 Then Isaiah, the son of Amoz, sent B.C. 710. that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons unto Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the

smotea him with the sword ; and they escapLORD God of Israel, Whereas thou hast ach.14.9..12. ed into the land of B Armenia : and Esarprayed to me against Sennacherib king B Ararat. haddon his son

reigned in his

stead. of Assyria :

6 Pr. 15. 29.

CHAPTER XXXVIII. 22 This is the word which the LORD hath Lu. 18. 1.

IN

ç those days was Hezekiah sick unto spoken concerning him; The virgin, the c2Ki.20.1,&c death. And Isaiah the prophet, the son of daughter of Zion, hath despisedd thee, and 2 Ch. 32.24. Amoz, came unto him, and said unto him, laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Je- 2 Ps. 31. 18. Thus saith the LORD, 7 Set thine house in rusalem hath shaken her head at thee.

46. 1,2. order : for thou shalt die, and not live. 23 Whom hast thou reproached and blas- y five 2 Then Hezekiah turned his face toward

charge phemed ? and against whom hast thou ex

concerning

the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, alted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on thy house.

3 And said, Remembere now, O LORD, high ? even against the Holy One of Israel.

e Ne. 13. 14.

I beseech thee, how I have walked before 24 By 8 thy servants hast thou reproach- He. 6. 10.

thee in truth, and with a perfect heart, ed the Lord, and hast said, By the multi- & the hand

and have done that which is good in thy tude of my chariots am I come up to the

of thy.

sight: and Hezekiah wept S sore. height of the mountains, to the sides of

S with great

4 Then came the word of the LORD to Lebanon; and I will cut down the n tall

weeping.

Isaiah, saying, cedars thereof, and the choice fir trees n tallness of 5 Gó, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith thereof: and I will enter into the height of the cedars the LORD, the God of David thy father, his border, and the forest of his Carmel. thereof, and I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy 25 I have digged, and drunk water; and

the choice

tears : behold, I will add unto thy days with the sole of my feet have I dried up

of the fir

fifteen years. all the rivers of tnek besieged places.

6 And I will deliver thee and this city 26 Hast thou not heard a long ago, how

thereof.

out of the hand of the king of Assyria : I have done it;, and of ancient times, that or, and his and I will defend this city. I have formed'it? now have I brought it fruitful

field.

7 And this shall be a signit unto thee to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste

kor, fenced

from the LORD, that the LORD will do defenced cities into ruinous heaps.

and closed. this thing that he hath spoken; 27 Therefore their inhabitants were i of sor, how I 8 Behold, I will bring again the shadow small power, they were dismayed and have made of the degrees, which is gone down in the confounded : they were as the grass of it long ago, sundial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward. the field, and as the green herb, as the and formed. So the sun returned ten degrees, by which grass on the housetops, and as

it of ancient degrees it was gone down.

times? Blasted before it be grown up.

should I

9 The writing, of Hezekiah king of 28 But I know thy mabode, and thy

now bring

Judah, when he had been sick, and was going out, and thy coming in, and thy it to be laid recovered of his sickness : rage against me.

waste, and

10 I said, " in the cutting off of my days, 29 Because thy rage against me, and thy defenced I shall go to the gates of the grave: I am tumult, is_ come up into mine ears, there- cities to be deprived of the residue of my years. fore will put my hooki in thy nose, and ruinous il I said, I shall not see the LORD, my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee heaps ?

even the LORD, in k the land of the live back by the way by which thou camest.

I ch.7.11, 14.

ing : I shall behold man no more with 30 And this shall be a sign unto thee

,. ch. 10.6, 6. the inhabitants of the world. Ye shall eat this year such as groweth u short of 12 Mine age is departed, and is removed

hand. of itself; and the second year that which

from me as a shepherd's tent: I have cut springeth of the same; and in the third v degrees by, off like a weaver my life ; he will cut me year sow ye, and reap, and plant vine

off p with pining sickness: from day even yards, and eat the fruit thereof.

i or, sitting.

to night wilt thou make an end of me. 31 And o the remnant that is escaped a Job 7.7,&c. 13 I reckoned till morning, that, as a of the house of Judah shall again take P8.77.3,&c. lion, so will he break all my bones: from root downward, and bear fruit upward: ich. 30. 28. day even to night wilt thou make an end 32 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth

Eze. 38. 4. of me. a remnant, and they that escape out of * Ps. 27. 13. 14 Like a crane, or a swallow, so did mount Zion; the zeal of the LORD of por, from I chatter; I did mourn? as a dove: mine hosts shall do this.

the thrum.

eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD, 33 Therefore thus saith the LORD con

o the escap

I am oppressed ; o undertake for me. cerning the king of Assyria, He shall not

ing of the
house of

15 What shall I say? he hath both come into this city, nor shoot an arrow Judah

spoken unto me, and himself hath done there, nor come before it with x shields,

that re

it : I shall go softly all my years in the nor cast a bank against it.

maineth. bitterness of my soul. 34 By the way that he came, by the

o the escaping

16 O Lord, by these things menm live, same shall he return, and shall not come

Ichap.59.11.

and in all these things is the life of my into this city, saith the LORD.

spirit: 80 wilt thou recover me, and make 35 For In will defend this city to save

por, ease me.

me to live. it for mine own sake, and for my ser

17 Behold, ý for peace I had great bit

m Mat. 4. 4. vant David's sake. 36. Then» the angel of the LORD went n chap. 38. 6. terness 1. but thou hast Bin love to my

Je.17.25,26.

soul delivered it from the pito of corrupforth, and smote in the camp of the As.

tion: for thou hast cast all my sins besyrians a hundred and fourscore and yor, on my

hind thy back. five thousand : and when they arose early Bloved my

peace came,

18 Forthegrave?cannot praise thee; death in the morning, behold, they were all dead soul from can not celebrate thee: they that go down corpses.

into the pit cannot hope for thy truth. 37 So Sennacherib king of Assyria • Ps. 40.2. 19 The living, the living, he shall praise departed, and went and returned, and ch.10.12,&c thee, as I do this day: the father to the dwelt at Nineveh.

9 Ps. 6. 5. children shall make known thy truth. 38 And it came to pass, as he was wor. Ps. 78. 3, 4. 20 The LORD was ready to save shipping in the house of Nisroch his god,

therefore we will sing my songs to tho

the sun.

X shield.

the pit.

me: to Jeru

Hezekiah's vanity and punishment. ISAIAH, XL.

Evangelical predictions. stringed instruments, all the days of our B.O. 712. B Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, life in the house of the LORD.

lift up thy voice with strength ; lift it up, 21 For Isaiah had said, Let them take Bor, thou be not afraid ; say unto the cities of Jua lump of figs, and lay it for a plaister

that tellest

dah, Behold your God! upon the boil, and he shall recover.

good tidings 10 Behold, the Lord GOD will come 22 Hezekiah also had said, What is the

salem.

xwith strong hand, and his arm shall rule sign_that I shall go up to the house a of the LORD ?

for him;, behold, his rewardo is with yor, against

the strong. him, and his work before him. CHAPTER XXXIX.

11 He shall feed his flock like a shepATC that time Merodach-baladan, the RS. 22. 12. herd, d he shall gather the lambs with son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent let-02 Ki. 20. 12, his arm, and carry them in his bosom, ters and a present to Hezekiah: for he

&c. and shall gently lead those that Ś are had heard that he had been sick, and was 2 Ch. 32.31. with young. recovered.

8 or, recom

12 Who hath measured the waters in 2 And Hezekiah was glad of them, and

pence for

the hollow of his hand, and meted out shewed them the house of his precious

his work, heaven with the span, and comprehended things, the silver, and the gold, and the chap. 49. 4. the dust of the earth'in a k measure, and spices, and the precious ointment, and all a Ps. 23. 1. weighed the mountains in scales, and the the house of his o armour, and all that

John 10. 11. hills in a balance? was found in his treasures : there was no- Sor,give suck. 13 Whoe hath directed the Spirit of the thing in his house, nor in all his dominion, nor, spicery. LORD, or being his counsellor hath that Hezekiah shewed them not.

O vessels, or, taught him ? 3 Then came Isaiah the prophet unto instruments, 11 With whom took he counsel, and king Hezekiah, and said unto him, What or, jewels. who u instructed him, and taught him in said these men ? and from whence came K tierce.

the path of judgment, and taught him they unto thee? And Hezekiah said, e Ro. 11. 34. knowledge, and shewed to him the way They are come from a far country unto a man of his of v understanding ? me, even from Babylon.

counsel. 15 Behold, the nations are as a drop of 4 Then said he, What have they seen u made him a bucket, and are counted as the small in thine house? And Hezekiah answered, understand. dust of the balance: behold, he taketh All that is in mine house have they seen: v understand-up the isles as a very little thing. there is nothing among my treasures y ings ? 16 And Lebanon is not sufficient to that I have not shewed them.

Pr. 23. 5. burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for 5 Then said Isaiah to Hezekiah, Hear Je. 20. 5. a burnt offering. the word of the LORD of hosts :

h Da. 4. 35. 17 All nations before him are ash no6. Behold, the days, come, that all that Ps. 62. 9. thing; and they are counted to him less is in thine house, and that which thy k 2 Ki. 25.6, than i'nothing, and vanity.

. fathers have laid up in store until this

1 Ac. 17. 29.

18 To whom then will ye liken God? or day, shall be carriedk to Babylon: no- mch: 41:6, 7. what likeness? will ye compare unto him? thing shall be left, saith the LORD.

44. 12, &c.

19 The workmanm melteth a graven 7 And of thy sons that shall issue from Je.10.3, &c. image, and the goldsmith spreadeth it thee, which thou shalt beget, shall they n fulfilled, over with gold, and casteth silver chains. take away; and, they shall be eunuchs

Da. 1. 2..7. 20 He that r is so impoverished, that in the palace of the king of Babylon.

it is poor of

he hath no oblation, chooseth a tree that 8 Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, Good oblation. will not rot; he seeketh unto him a cunis the word of the LORD which thou hast 01 Sa. 3. 18. ning workman to prepare a graven image, spoken. He said moreover, For there shall p Ps. 19. 1. that shall not be moved. be peace and truth in my days.

Ac. 14. 17. 21 Haver ye not known? have ye not CHAPTER XL.

Ro. 1.19, 20. heard ? hath it not been told your from COMFORT? ye, comfort ye my people, : He.6.17,18

. the beginning. have ye not understood saith your God.

1. Ro. 3. 1, 2. from the foundations of the earth ? 2 Speak ye pcomfortably to Jerusalem, p to the heart. 22 - It is he that sitteth upon the circle and cry unto her, that her warfare is o appointed of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof accomplished, that her iniquity is par

time.

are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out doned for she hath received of the cor, Him the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth LORD's hand doubles for all her sins.

that sitteth. them out as a tent to dwell in; 3 The voice of him that crieth in the chap. 61.7. 23 That bringeth the princes to w nowilderness, Prepare ! .ye the way of the Job 9.8.

u Mat. 3. 3.

thing: he maketh the judges of the earth LORD, make straight in the desert a high

v Mal. 3. 1.

as vanity. way for our God.

w Job 12. 21.

24 Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, 4 Every valley shall be exalted, and Ps. 107. 40. they shall not be sown; yea, their stock every mountain and hill shall be made «chap. 45. 2. shall not take root in the earth : and he low: and the crooked * shall be made por, a strait shall also blow upon them, and they • straight, and the rough places x plain : place. shall wither, and the whirlwind shall

5. And the glory of the LORD shall be re- xor, a plain take them away as stubble. vealed, and all flesh shall see it together: place. 25 To whom y then will ye liken me, for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it. y De.4.23, &c. or shall I be equal ? saith the Holy One.

6. The voice said, Cry: And he said, Ps. 103. 15. 26 Lift up your eyes on high, and be What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, Ja. 1. 10, 11. hold who hath created these things, that and all the goodliness thereof is as the | 6 1 Po. 1. 24, calitha them all by names, by the great

bringeth out their host by number: he flower of the field :

7 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: P3.77.7, &c. ness of his might, for that he is strong in because the spirit of the LORD bloweth : Mar. 13. 31. power ; not one faileth. upon it: surely the people is grass.

27 Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and 8 The grass withereth, the flower fad. Vor, O thou

that tellest speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from eth: but the word d of our God shall stand good tidings the LORD, and my judgment is passed for ever.

to Zion, over from my God? 9 Yo Zion, that bringest good tidings,

chap.41.27.

28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not get thee up into the high mountain;

heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD,

ness.

come near.

Idolatry exposed.

ISAIAH, XLI.

The Messiah's approach. the Creator of the ends of the earth, B.C. 712. 17 When the poor and needy seek water, fainteth not,a neither is weary ? there b is

and there is none, and their tongue faileth no searching of his understanding.

a chap. 59. 1. for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, 1 29 Hec giveth power to the faint; and Ps. 147.5. the God of Israel will not forsake them. to them that have no might be increaseth

Ro. 11. 33.

18 I will open rivers d in high places,

c2 Co. 12.9. strength.

and fountains in the midst of the valleys : 30° Even the youths shall faint and be Ps.105.35. I will make the wilderness e a pool of waweary, and the young men shall utterly Ps. 84.7. ter, and the dry land springs of water. fall:

92. 1, 13 19 I % will plant in the wilderness the 31 But they that wait upon the LORD y chap.55.13. cedar, the shittah_tree, and the myrtle, shall B renewh their strength; they shall

B change.

and the oil tree; I will set in the desert mount up with wings as eagles ;, they 'n Ps. 103. 5.

the fir tree, and the pine, and the box shall run, and not be weary, and they i He. 12. 1. tree together; shall walk,k and not faint.

k Mi. 4. 5. 20 That they may see, and know, and CHAPTER XLI.

i Zec. 2. 13. consider, and understand together, that KEEP silencel before me, o islands ; y righteous - the hand of the LORD hath done this, and and let the people renew their strength:

the Holy One of Israel hath created it. let them come near, then let them speak; cause to 21 8 Produce your cause, saith the LORD: let us come near together to judgment.

bring forth your strong reasons, saith the 2 Who raised up y the righteous man mchap.46.11. King of Jacob. from the east, called m him to his foot, n Ezr. 1. 2.

22 Let themo bring them forth, and shew gaves

on the nations before him, and made o Joho 13. 19. us what shall happen: let them shew the him rule over kings ? he gave them as the Sin peace. former things what they be, that we may dust to his sword, and as driven stubblen set our heart n consider them, and know the latter end to his bow.

upon. of them: or declare us things for to come. 3 He pursued them, and passed Ś safely; p Re. 1. 17. 23 Shew the things that are to come even by the way that he had not gone 22. 13. hereafter, that we may know that ye are with his feet.

O or, worse gods; yea, do good, or do evil, that we 4 Who hath wrought and done it, calling

than no

may be dismayed, and behold it together. the generations from the beginning? I the thing. 24 Behold, ye are 8 of nothing, and LORD, the first, and with the last; I am he. « or, worso

your work of nought: an abomination 5 The isles saw it, and feared; the ends of

than of a is he that chooseth you. the earth were afraid, drew near, and came.

viper.

25 I 9 have raised up one from the north, 6 They, helped every one his neigh: verse 2.

and he shall come: from the rising of the bour; and every one said to his brother, strong. sun shall he call upon my name; and he Bed of good courage.

r chap.40.19. shall come upon princes as upon mortar, 7. Sor the carpenter encouraged M the uor, the and as the potter treadeth clay. goldsmith, and he that smootheth with founder. 26 Who hath declared from the begin. the ḥammer v him that smote the anvil, v or, the ning, that we may know? and beforeIt saying, It is ready for the sodering:

smiting:

time, that we may say, He is righteous ? and he fastened it with nails, that it + or, saying

of the solder, yea, there is none that sheweth; yea, should not be moved.

there is none that declareth; yea, there 8 But thou, Israel, art my servant, Ja. cob whom I have chosen," the seed of 2 Ch. 20, 7. behold them: and I will give to Jerusa

is none that heareth your words. +Ps. 135. 4.

27 The first shall say to Zion, Behold, Abraham my friend.

9 Thou whom I have taken from the chap. 40.9. lem one that bringeth good tidings. ends of the earth, and called thee from Lu.2.10, 11, 28 For I beheld, and there was no man; the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, ver. 13, 14. even among them, and there was no counThou art my servant; I have chosen thee, chap: 43. 5. sellor, that, when I asked of them, could and not cast thee away.

* De. 31.6,8.

Panswer a word. 10 Fear thou not; for I am with: thee: preturn. 29 Behold, they are all vanity; their be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I y chap. 40.29. works are nothing: their molten images will strengthen thee; yea, I will help chap.45.24. are wind and confusion. thee;, yea, I will uphold thee with the

Zec. 12. 3.

CHAPTER XLII. right hand of my righteousness.

a Ep. 1. 4.
BEHOLD

my servant, whom I uphold, 11 Behold, all they that were incensed the men of mine elect,a in whom my soul delightagainst thee shall be ashamed and con

thy strife.

eth: I have put my spirit upon him; he founded they shall be as nothing; and Mat. 17. 5. shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. o they that strive with thee shall perish. T the men of 2 He shall not cry, vor lift up, nor 12 Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not thy conten

cause his voice to be heard in the street. find them, even them that contended with

tion.

3 A bruised reed shall he not break, and thee : 6 they that war against thee shall the men of the xsmoking ilax shall he not quench: be as nothing, and as a thing of nought. 13 For I the LORD thy God will hold

he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. xor, dimly burning

4 He shall not fail nor be B discouraged, thye right hand, saying unto thee, Fear y quench it. till he have set judgment in the earth: not; I will help thee.

c De. 33. 26.. and the isles shall wait for his law. 14 Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye

5 Thus saith God the LORD, he that men of Israel; I will help thee, saith B broken. created the heavens, and stretched them the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy yor, few men. out; he that spread forth the earth, and One of Israel.

a Gé. 49. 10. that which cometh out of it; he that giv. 15 Behold, I will make thee a new sharp

eth breath unto the people upon it, and

8 mouths. threshing instrument having 8 teeth: thou

spirit to them that walk therein; shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them

e Mi. 4. 13.
Mat. 3. 12.

6 I the LORD have called thee in rightsmall, and shalt make the hills as chaff.

o Ro. 5. 11.

eousness, and will hold thine hand, and 16 Thou shalt fan' them, and the wind h chap. 45.25. will keep thee, and give thee for a coveshall carry them away, and the whirlwind i Lu. 2. 32. nant of the people, for a light i of the shall scatter them: and thou shalt rejoice Ac. 13. 47. Gentiles; in the LORD, and shalt gloryk in the k2 Ti. 2. 26. 7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out* Holy One of Israel.

the prisoners from the prison, and them

Ít is good.

29.

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