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&lpet. day, the smoak thereof fall go up for 8 And an high-way shall be there, and a ever:. from generation to generation it way, and it shall be called the way of holishall lie watte, none fall pass through it nels, the unclean shall not pass over it, but for ever and ever.

it mall be for those : the way-faring men; 11 I But the cormorant and the bit. though fools, shall not èrr therein. tern shall poffers it, the owl also and the 9 No lion shall be there, nor any raveraven shall dwell in it, and he shall stretch nous beaft fhall go up thereon, it shall not out upon it the line of confufion, and the be found there : but the redeemed Mall ftones of emprinese.

walk there. 12 They all call the nobles thereof to 10 And the ransomed of the LORD shall the kingdom, but none Mall be there, and return and come to Zion with songs, and all her princes shall be nothing.

everlasting joy upon their heads : they 13 And thorns shall come up in her pa- tall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow laces,nettles and brambles in the fortreffes and fighing thall fiee away. thereof, and it Thall be an habitation of

CHAP. XXXVI. dragons, and a court for owls.

Ow it came to pass in the fourteenth also meet with the wild beasts of the cherib king of Affýria came up against all ifand, and the fatyt fall cry to his fel. the defenced cities of Judah, and took low, the shrichowl also shall rest there, them. and find for her self a place of rett. 2 And the king of Affyria fent Rabsha

Is There shall the great owl make her keh, from Lachish to Jerusalem, unto king neft, and lay and hatch, and gather under Hezekiah, with a great army: and he food her shadow: there shall the vultures also by the conduit of the upper pool in the be gathered every one with her mate. high-way of the fullers field.

16 Seek ye out of the book of the 3 Then came forth unto him Eliakim LORD, and read : no one of thele fall Hilkiahs ron, which was over the house, fạil, none fall want her mate: for my and Shebna the scribe, and Joah Alaphi mouth it hath commanded, and his fpirit fon the recorder. it haih gathered them.

44 And Rabshakeh said unto them, Say 17. And he hath caft the lot for them, ye now to Hezekiah, Thus faith the great and his hand hath divided it unto them king, the king of Affyria, What confiby line : they shall possess it for ever, from dence is this wherein thou trusteft ? generation to generation shall they dwell $ I say, fayest ihon, ( but they are but therein.

vain words ) I have counsel and strength CHA P. XXXV.

for war : now on whom doft thou truft, He wilderness and the folitary place that thou rebelleft against me?

Mall be glad for them: and the de. 6 Lo, thou trudeft in the staff of this fert hall rejoyce, and blossom as the role broken reed, on Egypt, whereon if a

2 It shall blottom abundantly, and re. man lean, it will go into bis hand and joyce even with joy and singings the pierce it: fo is Pharaoh king of Egypt to glory of Lebanon Mall be given unto it, all that trust in him. the excellency of Carmel and Sharon: 7 But if thou say to me, We trust in the they shall see the glory of the LORD, and LORD our God: is is not he whole high the excellency of our God.

places, and whole altars Hezekiah hath .. 3 Strengthen ye the weak hands, and ken away, and said to ludah and to Jerusaconfirm the feeble knees.

lem, Ye shall worship before this altar? 4 Say to them that are of a fearful 8 Now therefore give pledges, I pray heart, Be Arong, fear not : behold, your thee, to my master the king ot' Allyria, God will come with vengeance, even God and I will give thee two thousand horses, witb a recompense, he will come and fave if thou be able on thy part to set riders you.

upon them. s Then the eyes of the blind shall be 9 How then wilt thou turn away the opened, and the ears of the deaf Mall be face of one captain of the least of my maunftopped.

fters servants, and put thy truft on Egypt 6 Then Mall the lame man leap as an for chariots and for horlemen? hart, and the tongue of the dumb fing: 10 And am I now come up without the for in the wilderness Thall waters break LORD, against this land to destroy it? ihe out, and streams in the desert.

LORD said unto me, Go up against this 2 And the parched ground shall become land, and deftroy it. a pool, and the thirsty land (prings of wa II Then laid Eliakim and Shebna and ter: in the habitation of dragons, where Joah unto Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray this cach lay,fzalf be grass witbreeds and ruhes, unto thy fervants in the Syrian lane

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for we undertand it: and-speak not to the children are come to the birth, and us in the Jews language, in the ears of the there is not strength to bring forth. people that are on the wall.

4. It may be the LORD thy God will 12 But Rabthakeh faid, Hath my hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom the matter sent me to thy matter and to thee, king of Affyria his mafter hath sent to to speak these words ? harh he not fent me reproach the living God, and will reprove to the men thac fit upon the wall, that the words which the LORD thy God bach they may eat their own dung, and drink heard: wherefore lift up thy prayer for their own piss with you?

the remnant that is left. 13 Then Rabshakeh stood, and cried s So the servants of king Hezekiah with a loud voice in the Jews language, came to Isaiah. and said, Hear ye the words of the great

6 And Isaiah laid unto them, This king, the king of Aflyria.

fall ye say unto your mafer, Thus faith 14 Thus faith the king, Let not Heze. the LORD, Be not afraid of the words that kiah deceive you, for he shall not be able thou hast heard, wherewith the servants of to deliver you.

the king of Affyria have blasphemed me. is Neither ler Hezekiah make you truft 7 Behold, I will send a blast upon him, in the Lord, saying, The LORD will sure- and he shall hear a rumour, and recurn to ly deliver us, this city shall not be deliver- his own land, and I will cause him to fall ed into the hand of the king of Assyria. by the lword in his own land.

16 Hearken not to' Hezekiah'; for 89 So Rabshakeh returned, and found thus faith the king of Affyria, Make an the king of Allyria warring againt Libagreement with me by i present, and nah: for he had heard that he was depart. come out to me: and eat ye every one ed from Lachish. of his vine, and every one of his fig tree, 9 And he heard say concerning Tirhaand drink ye every one the waters of his kah king of Ethiopia, He is come forth w own ciftern:

make war with thee: and when he heard 17 Until I come and take you away to a is, he sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying, land like your own land, a land of corn and 10 Thus Thall ye [peak 10 Hezekiah wine, a land of bread and vineyards. king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God in 18 Beware left Hezekiah periwade you, whom thou truftei deceive thee, saying

, saying,

The LORD will deliver us.Hath any Jerusalem Mall not be given into the hand or the gods of the nations delivered his land of the king of A[yria. out of the hand of the king of Affyria? 11 Behold, thou had heard what the

19 Where are the gods of Hamath and kings of Affyria have done to all lande by Arphad? where are the gods of Sephar. destroying them utterly, and thalt thou be vaim ? and have they delivered Samaria delivered? out of my hand?

12 Have the gods of the nations deli 20 Who are they amongit all the gods vered them which my fathers have de of these lands, that have delivered their stroyed, as Gozan, and Haran, and Reland out of my hand, that the LORD should zeph, and the children of Eden which deliver Jerusalem out of my hand ? were in Telaffar ?

21 But they held their peace, and an 13 Where is the king of Hamach, and (wered him not a word: for the kingscom- the king of Arphad, and the king of the mandment was, saying, Answer him nor. cily of Sepharvaim, Henah, and (vah?

22 ? Then came Eliakim the son of 14 9 and Hezekiah received the letter Hilkiah, that was over the houshold, and from the hand of the meffengers, and read Shebna' the fcribe, and Joah che son of it:and Hezekiah went up unto the house of Alaph the recorder, to Hezekiah with the LORD, and spread it before the LORD. their cloashs rent, and told bim the words I5 And Hezekiah prayed unto the of Rabhakeh.

LORD, saying,

IÓ O LORD of hofts, God of lfrael that Nd it came to pass when king Hezeki. dwellest berween the cherubims, thou art and

covered himself with fackcloth, and doms of the earth, thou haft made hea. went into the house of the LORD. ven and earth.

2 And he fent Eliakim, who was over 19 Incline thine ear, O LORD, and hear, the houíhold, and Shebna the scribe, and the Open thine eyes, O LORD, and fee: and elders of the prieits covered with rackcloth hear all the words of Sennacherib, which unto Isaiah the prophet the fon of Amoz. hath sent to reproach the living God.

3 And they said unto him, Thus faith 18 Ofa truth, LORD, the kings of Al Wczekiah, This day is a day of trouble, fyria have laid waste all the sations and A

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and lengthneth his life 19 and have caft their gods into the mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD OF fire: for they were so gods, but the work hofts fall do this, of mens hands, wood and done : there 33 Therefore thus faith the LORD confore they have deftroyed them.

cerning the king of Allyria, He shall not 20 Now therefore, O Lord our God, come into this city, nor shoot an arrow fave us from his hand, that all the kingthere, nor come before it with fields, nor doms of the earth may know that thou art cast a bank against it. the LORD, even thou only.

34. By the way that he came, by the 21 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz fent fame mall he return, and shall not come unto Hezekiah, saying, Thus faith the Lord into this city, faith the LORD. God of Israel, whereas thou haft prayed to 35 For I will defend this city to save me against Sennacherib king of Affyria: it, for mine own fake, and for my fer

22This is the word which the LORD hath vant Davids sake. spoken concerning him, The virgin, the 36 Then the angel of the LORD went daughter of Zion hath despised thee, and forth, and (more in the camp of the Allaughed thee to scorn, the daughter of syrians a hundred and fourscore and five Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee. thousand : and when they arose early in

23 Whom haft thou reproached and the morning, behold, they were all dead blafphemed ? and againft whom haft thou corpses. exalted thy voice, and lifted


37 ? So Sennacherib king of Affyria on bigh?'rven against the holy One of departed, and went and returned, and Israel.

dwelt at Nineveh. 24 By thy servants haft thou reproached 38 And it came to pass as he was wor the Lord, and haft said, By the multitude Tipping in the house of Nifroch his god of my chariots am I come up to the height that Adrammelech and Sharezer his lone of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon, (mote him with the (word, and they esca and I will cut down the tall cedars there. ped into the land of Armenia : and Efar of, and the choice for trees thereof: and I haddon his son reigned in his ftead. will enter into the ight of his border,

CHA P. XXXVIII. and the foreft of his Carmel.

N chose days was Hezekiah fick unte as I have digged and drunk water, and with the role of my feer have I dried of Amoz came unto him, and said unto him up all the rivers of the befieged places. Thus faith the LORD, Ser chine house in

26 Haft thou not heard long ago, hovo order : for thou Malt die, and not live. I have done it, and of ancient times that 2 Then Hezekiah turned his face toware I have formed it ? now have I brought it the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, to pass, that thou should be to lay waste 3 And said, Remember now, O LORD defenced cities into ruinous heaps. I befeech thee, how I have walked before

27 Therefore their inhabitants were of thee in truth, and with a perfe&t heart small power, they were dismayed and and have done that which is good in thy confounded they were as the grass of fight: and Hezekiah wept fore. the field, and as the green herb, as the 4 9 Then came the word of the LORD grals on the house-tops, and as corn blaft- to Ilaiah, saying, ed before it be grown up.

s Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus faith 28 But I know thy abode, and thy go the LORD, the God of David thy father, ing out, and thy coming in, and thy rage I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy against me.

tears ;.behold, I will add unto thy days 29 Because thy rage against me, and thy fifteen years. tumult is come up into mine ears: there 6 And I will deliver thee, and this city fore will I put my hook in thy nose, and out of the hand of the king of Affyria : my bridle

in thy sips, and I will turn thee and I will defend this city. back by the way by which thou cameft. 7 And this shall be a sign unto thee from

30 And this Mall be a sign unto thee, the LORD, that the LORD will do this Ye fall eat this year such as groweth of thing that he hath (poken: it self: and the second year that which 8 Behold, I will bring again the sha(pringeth of the same : and in the third dow of the degrees which is gone down year fow ye and reap, and plant vice in the sun-dial of Ahaz ten degrees backyards, and eat the fruit thereof.

ward. So the sun returned ten degrees, 31 And the remnant that is escaped of by which degrees it was gone down. the house of Judah, fall again take root 9 & The writing of Hezekiah king of downward, and bear fruit upward. Judah, when he had been fiık, and was

32 For out of Jerusalem thall go forth recovered of his sickness: a remnant, and they char escape out of 10 I said in the cutting off of my du

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I shall go to the gates of the grave: I am What faid these men? and from whence deprived of the residue of my years. came they unto thee ? And Hezekiah

11 I said, I fhall not see the LORD, even said, They are come from a far country the Lord in the land of the living: 1 thall unco me, even from Babylon. behold man no more with the inhabitants 4. Then said he, What have they seen of the world.

in chine house ? and Hezekiah answered, 12 Mine age is departed, and is removed all that is in mine house have they feen: from me as a hepherds tent: I bave cut off there is nothing among my treasures tha like a weaver

my life : he will cut me off I have not shewed them. with pining fickness: from day even to s Then said Isaiah to Hezekiah, Hear night wilt thou make an end of me. the word of the Lord of hofts.

13 I reckoned till morning that as a lion 6 Behold, the days come, that all that L fo will he break all my bones:from day e- is in thine house, and that which thy fa. ven to night wilt thou make an end of me. thers have laid up in fore until this day.

14 Like a crane or a swallow, so did I fall be carried to Babylon: gozhing hall charter: I did mourn as a dove: 'mine eyes be lefr, faith the LORD. fail with locking upward: O LORD, I am 7. And of thy fons that Thall issue from oppressed, undertake for me.

thee, which thou shalt beget, all they is what shall I say? he hath both fpo- take away, and they shall be eunuchs in ken unto me, and himself hath done it: the palace of the king of Babylon. I fall go fofíly all my years in the bitter

8 Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, Good ness of my soul.

is the word of the LORD which thou hat 16 O Lord, by these things men live, fpoken: he said moreover, For cher and in all thefe things is the life of my fpi- shall be peace and truth in my days. rit: ro wilt thou recover me, and make

CHA P. XL. me to live.

10mfort ye, comfort ye, my people, ness; but thou haft in love to my soul ? Speak’ye comfortably to Jerusalem, delivered it from the pit of corruption : and cry unto her, that her warfare is ac for thou haft caft all my fins behind thy complished, that her inquiry is pardoned: back.

for the hath received of the LORDS band 18 For the grave cannot praise thee,death double for all her fins. cannot celebrate thee: they that go down 3 4 The voice of him that crieth in the into the pit cannot hope for thy truth. wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the

19 The living, the living, he mall praise LORD, make Araight in the desert a highthee, as I do this day : the father to the way for our God. children fail make known thy truth. 4 Every valley shall be exalted, and eve

20 The LORD was ready to fave me; ry mountain and hill shall be made low; therefore we will fing niy songs to the and the crooked shall be made straight

, ftringed inftruments, all the days of our and the rough places plain. life, in the house of the LORD.

s And the glory of the Lord shall be re 21 For Isaiah had said, Let them take vealed, and all fesh shall see it together: a lump of figs, and lay it for a plaifter up. for the mouth of the Lord bath [poken is, on the boyl, and he mall recover. 6 The voice said, Cryz And

he said, 22 Hezekiah also had faid, 'What is what fall I cry? All Heth is grass, and the fign that I shall go up to the house of all the goodliness thereof is as the flower the LORD?

of the field. CHA P. XXXIX.

7. The grass withereth, the flower for T that time Merodach-baladan the deth; because the spirit of the LORD blow pich fent letters and a present to Hezekiah: 8 The grafi withereth, the flower fa for he had heard that he had been fick, deth : but the word of our God laall and was recovered.

ftand for ever. 2 And Hazekiah was glad of them, and 94 O‘Zion, that bringe it good tiding, fewed them the house of his precious get thee up into the high mountain : 0 things, the filver, and the gold, and the Jerufalem, that bringett good tidings, fpices, and the precious ointment, and all lift up thy voice with ftreng hi: lift it up, the house of his armour, and all chat was be not ofiaid : say unto the cities of jä found in his treasures: there was nothing dah, Behold your God. in his house nor in all his dominion, that 10 Behold, the Lord God will come Hezekiah thewed obem not.

with strong hand, and his arm shall rule 3 ? Then came Isaiah the prophet un- for him ; behold, his reward is with him,

sing Hezekiad, and faid unto him, and his work before him.

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Chap. xlj. God expoftulateth with Ifrael. 11 He shall feed his fock like a thep 27 Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speak edbe shallgather the lambs with his arm, eft, Olsrael, My way is hid from the LORD, al carry item in his bosom, and fall and my judgment is passed over from my ently lead those that are with young. God ? 12 ? Who hath measured the waters in 28 I Haft thou not known? haft thou ne hollow of his hand and meted out not heard, that the everlasting God, the civen with the span, and comprehend: LORD, the creatour of the ends of the d the dult of the earth in a measure, and earth fainteth not, neither is weary ? there eighed the mountains in scales, and the is no searching of his understanding. Ils in a balance ?

29 He giveth power to the faint, and iz Who hath directed the spirit of the to them that have no might, he increaseth *RD, or being his counseller harh taught frength.

30 Even the youths shall faint and be 14 With whom took he courses, and weary, and the young men shall utterly fall.

inftructed him, and taught him in 31 But they that wait upon the LORD path of judgment, and taught him mall renew their strength : they hall på ledge, and thewed to him the way mount up with wings as eagles, they shall undertanding?

run and not be weary, and they shall s Behold, the nations are as a drop of walk and not faint. ucket, and are counted as the small duft

CHA P. XLI. a very little thing.

let the people renew iheir Arength: 6 And Lebanon is not sufficient to let them come near, then let them speak: th, nor the beats thereof sufficient for let us come near together to judgment. mnt-offering.

2 Who raised up the righteous man All nations before him are as no- from the eaft, called him to his foot, gave g, and they are counted to him less the nations before him, and made him rule nothing, and vanity.

over kings? he gave them as the dust to his To whom then will ye liken God? or sword, and as driven stubble to his bow. slikenes will ye compare unto him? 3 He pursued them, and paffed safely ;

The workman meirerh a graven even by the way that he had not gone

and the goldsmith fprezderb it over with his feet. gold, and cafterh filver chains. 4 Who hath wrought and done it, call

He that is so impoverished that he ing the generations from the beginning ? brooblation, chooseth a tree that will I the LORD the firft, and with the latt, I rot, be seeketh unto him a cunning um he. kirian ! o prepare a graven image that s The isles saw it, and feared the ends of not be moved.

the earth were afraid, drew near, and came. Have ye not known ? have ye not 6 They helped every one his neighbour,

hath it not been told you from and every one said to his brother, Be of beginning ? have ye not underfood good courage. the foundations of the earth? ? So the carpenter encouraged the goldIt is be that fitteth upon the circle (mith, and he that (mootheth with the hamhe earth, and the inhabitants thereof mer him that fmote the anvil, saying, It is is gra shoppers ; that stretchéth out the ready for the fodering: and he fastned it ichs as a currain, and spreadeth them with nails that it should not be moved. o a tent to dwell in :

8 But thou Israel art my servant, Jacob That bringeth the princes to no- whom I have chosen, the feed of AbraQs he makech the judges of the earth ham my friend. anity.

9 Thou whom I have taken from the · Yea, they shall not be planted, yea, ends of the earth, and called thee from.

hall not be lown, yea, their ftock the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, not take root in the earth: and he Thou art my servant, I have chosen thee, * allo blow upon them, and they shall and not caft thee away. xt, and the whirlwind fall take them Io q Fear thou not, for I am with as ftubble.

thee: be not dismayed, for I am thy God: To whom then will ye liken me, or I will strengthen thee, yea, I will help 1 be equal ? saith the holy One. thee, yea, I will uphold thee with the 1 Lift up your eyes on high, and be- right hand of my righteousness. 1. who hath created these things, that 11 Behold, all they that were incensed trh out their hoft by number : he against thee shall be ashamed, and conthem all by Danies, by the great founded : they shall be as nothing, on!

his might for that he is Arong in chey chat strive with thee shall perin ht, nor one faileth,

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