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The glory of Jehovah shall be revealed;
And all fesh shall see together the salvation of our God :
For the mouth of Jehoyah hath spoken it.
A voice sayeth : Proclaim ! And I said, What shall I proclaim ?
All flesh is grass, and all its glory like the flower of the field :
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth ;
But the word of our God shall stand for ever.
Get thee up upon a high mountain, o daughter that bringest glad
tidings to Zion: Exalt thy voice with strength, O daughter that bringest glad
tidings to Jerusalem. Exalt it; be not afraid : Say to the cities of Judah, Behold your God ! Behold the Lord Jehovah shall come against the strong one, And his arm shall prevail over him: Behold, his reward with him, and the recompense of his work
before him. Like a shepherd shall he feed his flock; In his arm shall he gather up the lambs. Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand; And hath meted out the heavens by his span; And hath weighed in scales the mountains, and the hills in a balance ? Who directed the spirit of Jehovah; And, as one of his council, hath informed him ? Behold, the nations are as a drop from the bucket, As the small dust of the balance shall they be accounted : Behold, the islands he taketh up as an atom ; And Lebanon is not sufficient for the fire; Nor his beasts sufficient for the burnt-offering. All the nations are as nothing before him.
To whom therefore will ye liken God?
And what is the model of resemblance that ye will prepare for him?
It is He that rideth on the circle of the earth;
And the inhabitants are to him as grasshoppers :
That extendeth the heavens as a thin veil;
And spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in :
To whom then will ye liken me?
And to whom shall Î be equalled ? saith the Holy One.
Lift up your eyes on high;
And see who hath created these.
He draweth forth their armies by number;
He calleth them all by name:
Through the greatness of his strength, and the mightiness of his
Not one of them faileth to appear.
He giveth strength to the faint,
And to the infirm he multiplieth force.
The young men shall faint and be wearied
But they that trust in Jehovah shall gather new strength;
They shall march onward, and not faint.
JOB, CHAPTER XXXVIII. Canst thou bind the chain of Pleiades, Or loose the bands of Orion ? Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season ? Or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons ? Knowest thou the ordinances of the heavens? Canst thou establish a dominion even over the earth? Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, That abundance of waters may cover thee? Canst thou send lightnings, and will they go, And say unto thee, Here we are ? Who hath put wisdom in the tempest? Or who hath given intelligence to the thunder storm? Who can number the clouds in wisdom? Or who can cause the bottles of the heavens to empty themselves, When the dust groweth into hardness, And the clods cleave fast together? Hast thou given the horse strength ? Hast thou clothed his neck with thunder ? Canst thou make him leap as a grasshopper? He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength : He goeth on to meet the armed man, Neither turneth he back from the sword. The quiver rattleth against him, The glittering spear and the shield; At the blast of the trumpets he saith, Aha ! And he smelleth the battle afar off, The thunder of the captains, and the shouting.
Bless the Lord, O my soul!
O Lord my God, thou art very great,
Thou art clothed with honour and majesty.
Who coverest thyself with light as a garment:
Who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain :
Who layest the beams of thy chambers in the waters :
Who makest the clouds thy chariot:
Who walkest upon the wings of the wind :
Who makest thine angels spirits :
And thy ministers a flaming fire.
Who laidest the foundations of the earth,
That it should not be removed for ever.
Thou coverest it with the deep as with a garment:
The waters stood above the mountains :
At thy rebuke they fled;
At the voice of thỹ thunder they hastened away.
They go up by the mountains, they go down by the valleys,
Unto the places which thou hast founded for them;
Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over:
That they turn not again to cover the earth.
Thou sendest the springs into the valleys,
Which run among the hills.
They give drink to every beast of the field :
By them shall the birds of the heavens have their habitation;
Thou waterest the hills from thy chambers :
The earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works.
Thou causest the grass to grow for the cattle,
And herb for the service of man:
Thou bringest forth food out of the earth,
And bread which strengtheneth the heart of man.
The trees of the Lord are full of sap;
The cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted,
Where the birds make their nests.
The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats,
And the rocks for the conies.
Thou appointest the moon for seasons :
The sun knoweth its going down.
Thou makest darkness, and it is night:
Wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth,
The young lions roar after their prey,
And seek their food from God.
The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together,
And lay them down in their dens.
Man goeth forth unto his work
And to his labour until the evening.
O Lord how manifold are thy works !
In wisdom hast thou made them all :
The earth is full of thy riches :
So is this great and wide sea,
Wherein are things creeping innumerable,
Both small and great beasts.
There go the ships:
There is that leviathan, which thou hast made to play therein.
These wait all upon thee;
That thou mayest give them their food in due season.
What thou givest them they gather:
Thou openest thy hand, they are filled with good.
Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled :
Thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.
Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created :
And thou renewest the face of the earth.
The glory of the Lord shall endure for ever:
The Lord shall rejoice in his works.
He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth:
He toucheth the hills, and they smoke.
I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live:
My meditations of him shall be sweet.
The earth shook, and was alarmed,
And the foundations of the hills rocked with terror,
For the wrath of Jehovah was hot against them.
Before his face a smoke ascended,
And a flame consumed before his presence :
Burning fires were kindled by it.
He bowed the heavens and came down,
And clouds of darkness were beneath his feet.
He rode upon the pinions of the Cherubim,
And flew on the wings of the wind.
He concealed himself in a veil of darkness :
A pavilion encompassed him
Of black water and thick clouds of ether.
From the brightness before him thick clouds passed along,
Hailstones and burning fires,
Jehovah thundered in the heavens :
And the Most High God sent forth his voice :
He shot out his arrows and dispersed the enemies,
And he multiplied his thunder and confounded them.
Whither shall I go from thy spirit ?
And whither shall I flee from thy presence ?
If I ascend the heavens thou art there;
If I make my bed in the abyss, behold thou art there !
If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the extreme parts of the ocean,
There also thy hand shall lead me,
And thy right hand shall hold me.
ISAIAH, CHAPTER XLI.
I will open in the high places rivers;
And in the midst of the vallies, fountains :
I will make the desert a standing pool;
And the dry ground streams of waters.
In the wilderness I will give the cedar;
The acacia, the myrtle, and the tree producing oil;
I will plant the fir-tree in the desert;
The pine and the box together:
That they may see, and that they may know;
And may consider, and understand at once;
That the hand of Jehovah hath done this,
And that the Holy One of Israel hath created it.
ISAIAH, CHAPTER LII. Awake, awake; be clothed with thy strength, 0 Sion: Clothe thyself with thy glorious garments, o Jerusalem, thou
holy city! Shake thyself from the dust, ascend thy lofty seat, O Jerusalem : Loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, 0 captive daughter of
Sion ! How beautiful appear on the mountains The feet of the joyful messenger; of him that announceth peace! Of the joyful messenger of good tidings; of him that announceth
salvation ! Of him that sayeth unto Sion, Thy God reigneth ! All thy watchmen lift up their voice; they shout together : For face to face shall they see, when Jehovah returneth to Sion. Burst forth into joy, shout together, ye ruins of Jerusalem ! For Jehovah hath comforted his people; he hath redeemed Israel. Jehovah hath made bare his holy arm, in the sight of all the
nations; All all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
Ho! every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters !
And that hath no silver, come ye, buy and eat!
Wherefore do ye weigh out your silver for that which is no bread ?
And your riches for that which will not satisfy.
Attend and hearken unto me, and eat that which is truly good;
And your soul shall feast itself with the richest of delicacies.
Seek ye Jehovah, while he may be found,
Call ye upon him, while he is near at hand;
Let the wicked forsake his way,
And the unrighteous man his thoughts :
And let him return unto Jehovah, for he will receive him with
And unto our God, for he aboundeth in forgiveness.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts;
Neither are your ways my ways, saith Jéhovah.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth;
So are my ways higher than your ways,
And my thoughts than your thoughts.
Verily, like as the rain descendeth,
And the snow, from the heavens;
And thither it doth not return;
But moisteneth the earth,
And maketh it generate, and put forth its increase;
That it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
So shall be the word which goeth forth from my mouth;