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Jerusalem. g Ex.23.13.
Encouraging prospects. 16 For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in B. C. 587. 11 In that day shall there be a great the land, which shall not visit those that
mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of be 1 cut off, neither shall seek the young
Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon." one, nor heal that that is broken, nor ? seed
12 And the land shall mourn Severy famthat that standeth still; but he shall eat or, bear. ily apart; the family of the house of David the flesh of the fat, and tear their claws in families. apart, and their wives apart; the family of pieces.
the house of Nathanapart, and their wives 17 Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth
apart; dthe flock! the sword shall be
upon his arm, dJno.10.12, 13 The family of the house of Levi apart, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be or, Simeon, and their wives apart; the family of 4 Shiclean dried up, and his right eye shall be
mei apart, and their wives apart; utterly darkened.
14 All the families that remain, every CHAP. XII.
family apart, and their wives apart. THE burden of the word of the Lord
CHAP. XIII. for Israel, saith the LORD, which He.9.14.
N that day there shall be av fountain stretcheth forth the heavens, and Jayeth 7.13,14. opened to the house of David, and to the foundation of the earth, and formeth
the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and
5 separation the spirit of man within him.
for unclean2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup
2 And it shall come to pass in that day, of 6 trembling unto all the people round or, slumber, saith the Lord of hosts, that I will cut off about," when they shall be in the siege both 7 or, and also 5 the names of the idols out of the land, and
against Ju against Judah, and against Jerusalem.
they shall no more " be remembered; and 3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem he he which also I will cause the prophets and the una burdensome stone' for all people: all that siege against clean spiritj to pass out of the land. burden themselves with it shall be cut in
3 And it shall come to pass, that when pieces, though all the people of the earth
any shall yet prophesy, then his father be gathered together against it.
and his mother that begat him shall say 4 In that day, saith the Lord, I will ; Lu.11.20. unto him, Thou shalt not live; for thou smite every horse" with astonishment, and k Eze.38.4. speakest lies in the name of the LORD: his rider with madness; and I will open
and his father and his mother that begat mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will 1 De.13.6,9. him shall ? thrust him through when he smite every horse of the people with blind
4 And it shall come to pass in that day, 5 And the governors of Judah shall say m Mi.3.6,7. that the prophets shall be ashamed every in their heart,: The inhabitants of Jerusalem
strength to one of his vision, when he hath prophesied; shall be my strength in the Lord of hosts me and to the neither shall they wear a rough o garment
inhabitants, their God.
to 10 deceive: 6 In that day will I make the governors of hair.
9 garment 5 But he shall say, I am no prophet, I of Judah like a hearth of fire among the 10 lie. am an husbandman; for man taught me to wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf;
keep cattle from my youth. and they shall devour all the people round
6 And one shall say unto him, What are about on the right hand and on the left:
these wounds in thine hands? Then he and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in
shall answer, Those with which I was her own place, even in Jerusalem.
wounded in the house of my friends. 7 The Lord also shall save the tents of
7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, Judah first, that the glory of the house of n Ph.2.6. and against the man that is my " fellow, David, and the glory of the inhabitants of 0 Mat.2.31. saith the Lord of hosts: smite ° the shepJerusalem do not magnify themselves against
herd, and the sheep shall be scattered; and Judah.
I will turn mine hand upon the little ones. 8 In that day shall the Lord defend the
8 And it shall come to pass, that in all inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is
the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein
11 fallen, or, 11 feeble P among them at that day shall be
shall be cut off, and die; but the third shall as David; and the house of David shall be
be left therein. as God, 9 as the angel of the Lord before
9 And I will bring the third part through them.
the fire, and will refine them as silver is 9 And it shall come to pass in that day,
refined, and will try them as gold" is tried:
I Pe.1.6,7. that I will seek to destroy: all the nations s 18.54.17. they shall call on my name, and I will hear that come against Jerusalem.
them; I will say, It is my people; and they 10 And I will pour upon the house of Le Je.31.9. shall say, The Lord is my
CHAP. XIV. salem, the spirit of grace " and of suppli-u Ps.51.12. EHOLD, the day of the LORD cometh, cations; v and they shall look upon me v R0.8.26. whom they have pierced, and they shall Re.1.7.
midst of thee, mourn w for him, as one mourneth for his 2 Mat.23.37, ? For I will gather all nations against only son, and shall be in bitterness for him,
Jerusalem to battle; and the city * shall as one that is in bitterness for his first-born. 702 be taken, and the houses rifled, and the
or, There is
r Job 23.10.
B and the spois
domail the divided in the
or, when he
Mercies and judgments.
Encouraging prospects. women ravished; and half of the city shall B. C. 587. shall consume away while they stand upon go forth into captivity, and the residue of
their feet, and their eyes shall consume the people shall not be cut off from the
away in their holes, and their tongue shall city.
consume away in their mouth. 3 Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, against those nations, as when he fought a 1 89.14.15, that a great tumult a from the LORD shali in the day of battle.
be among them; and they shall lay hold 4 And his feet shall stand in that day
every one on the hand of his neighbour, upon
the mount of Olives, which is before 6 Eze.38.21. and his hand shall rise up against the Jerusalem on the east; and the mount of
hand of his neighbour. Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof
1 or, thou also,
14 And 1 Judah also shall fight 2 at Jerutoward the east and toward the west, and 2 or, against. salem; and the wealth of all the heathen
c Eze.39.10, there shall be a very great valley: and half
round about shall be gathered together, of the mountain shall remove toward the
gold, and silver, and apparel, in great north, and half of it toward the south.
abundance. 5 And ye shall flee to the valley of the 3 or, my. 15 And so shall be the plague of the mountains; for the valley of the moun
horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the tains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall the valley of ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in flee, like as ye fled from before the earth
these tents, as this plague. quaked in the days of Uzziah, king of Ju- place he sep 16 And it shall come to pass, that every dah; and the Lord my God shall come, a 1s.29.6.
one that is left of all the nations which and all the saints with thee.
came against Jerusalem, shall even go s up 6. And it shall come to pass in that day, 19.66.23. from year to year to worship the King, that 5 the light shall not be clear, nor
5 That is, it
the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast dark. 7
of tabernacles. & 7 But 8 it shall be one day, which shall
17 And " it shall be, that whoso will not be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: dark in oth come up of all the families of the earth but it shall come to pass, that at evening the world. unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the time it shall be light.
6 precious. Lord of hosts, even upon them shall be no 8 And it shall be in that day, that living & Le.23.33, rain. waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half
18 And if the family of Egypt go not up,
Ne.8.14,&c. of them toward the 9 former sea, and half 8 or, the day and come not, 10 that have no rain, there of them toward the hinder sea: in summer 1 19.60.12. shall be the plague wherewith the LORD and in winter shall it be.
9 or, eastern, will smite the heathen, that come not up to 9 And the LORD shall be king over all 10 upon whom keep the feast of tabernacles. the earth: in that day shall there be one
19 This shall be the " punishment of LORD, and his name one.
Egypt, and the punishment of all the na10 All the land shall be 12 turned as a
tions that come not up to keep the feast of plain, from Geba to Rimmon, south of Je
tabernacles. rusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and 13 or, shall 20 In that day shall there be upon the inhabited 13 in her place, from Benja- 140r, bridles. bells 14 of the horses, HOLINESS ; UNmin's gate unto the place of the first; 18.23.18. TO THE LORD; and the pots in the gate, unto the corner gate, and from the
LORD's house shall be like the bowls before tower of Hananeel unto the king's wine
the altar. presses.
21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem, and in 11 And men shall dwell in it, and there k Re.21.4. Judah, shall be Holiness unto the LORD shall be no more k utter destruction; but sor, abide. of hosts; and all they that sacrifice shall Jerusalem shall 15 be safely inhabited.
come and take of them, and seethe there12 And this shall be the plague where
in: and’ in that day there shall be no more with the LORD will smite all the people that
the Canaanite m in the house ~ of the LORD have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh in Ep.2.19-22. lof hosts.
shall not be
there is not.
35.8. Joel 3.17. Re.21.27.
B. C. 397.
4 Whereas Edom saith, We are impoverTHE burden of the word of the LORD THE Ibrarder by Malachi.
ished, but we will return and build the des1 by the hand
olate places; thus saith the Lord of hosts, 2 I have loved a you, saith the LORD: yet“ De.31.3.
They shall build, but I will throw down; ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was Ro.9.13. and they shall call them, The border of not Esau Jacob's brother? saith the LORD: Le 24 9:1575,8. wickedness, and, The people against whom yet I loved Jacob,
the Lord hath indignation for ever. 3 And I hated Esau, and laid his moun- 2 from upon,
5 And your eyes shall see, and ye shall tains and his heritage waste for the dragons or, upon. say, The LORD will be magnified from 2 of the wilderness.
703 the border of Israel.
5 from your
m 1 Co.8.6.
of the people. 6 A son honoureth his father, and a ser B. C. 397. might be with Levi, saith the LORD of vant his master: if a then I be a father,
hosts. where is mine honour? and if I be a master, Nu.25.12,13. 5 My covenant b was with him of life and where is my fear? saith the Lord of hosts
peace; and I gave them to him for the fear unto you, Ó priests, that despise my name.
wherewith he feared me, and was afraid And ye say, Wherein have we despised c c.3.7,8,13. before my name. thy name?
6 The law of truth was in his mouth, and Ye ' offer polluted bread upon mine or, bring iniquity was not found in his lips: he alkaltar; and ye say, Wherein have we pol- a Je.23.22. ed with me in peace and equity, d and did luted thee? In that ye say, The e table of e 1 Co.10.21.
turn many away from iniquity. the Lord is contemptible.
7 For the priests' lips should keep 8 And if s ye offer the blind 2 for sacri
knowledge, and they should seek the law fice, is it not evil? and if ye offer the lame a. at his mouth: for he is the ” messenger of and sick, is it not evil? offer it now unto thy 2 Co.5.20. the Lord of hosts. governor: will he be pleased with thee, or
8 But ye are departed out of the way;
i ) Sa.2.17,30. accept thy person? saith the Lord of hosts.
Lu.11.45,46. ye i have caused many to 3 stumble at the 9 And now, I pray you, beseech 4 God 3 or, fall in.
4 the face of
law; ye have corrupted j the covenant of that he will be gracious unto us: this
Levi, saith the Lord of hosts. hath been by your means: will k he Ne.13.29.
9 Therefore have I also made you conregard your persons? saith the Lord of
temptible and base before all the people, hosts.
according as ye have not kept my ways, 10 Who is there even among you that accepted but have been partial in the law. would shut the doors for nought ?? neither lifted up 10 Have n we not all one father? hath do ye kindle fire on mine altar for nonght. the face
not one God created us? why do we deal I have no pleasure in you, saith the LORD 1 1 Co.9.13. treacherously every man against his broof hosts, neither will I accept an offering
ther, by profaning the covenant of our faat your hand,
thers? 11 For n from the rising of the sun even
11 Judah hath dealt treacherously, and unto the going down of the same, my name
an abomination is committed in Israel and shall be great among the Gentiles; • and in , Is.60.3,5. in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the
p Jno.4.21,23 every ? place incense I shall be offered un
holiness of the LORD which he 7 loved, to my name, and a pure offering: " for my or, ought to s and hath married the daughter of a name shall be great among the heathen, - 19.66.19,21. strange god. saith the LORD of hosts,
12 The Lord will cut off the man that
t Jos.23.12,13. 12 But ye have profaned it, in that ye 8 or, him that doeth this, 8 the master and the scholar, out say, The table of the Lord is polluted; wakethion and of the tabernacles of Jacob, and him that and the fruit thereof, even his meat, is con
offereth an offering unto the Lord of hosts. temptible.
13 And “ this have ye done again, cover13 Ye said also, Behold, what a weari
ing the altar of the Lord with tears, with ness is it! 9 and ye have snuffed at it, saith or, whereas weeping, and with crying out, insomuch the Lord of hosts: and ye brought that have blown that he regardeth not the offering any which was torn, and the lame, and the sick;
more, or receiveth it with good will at thus ye brought an offering: should I accept this of your hand? saith the Lord.
14 Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the 14 But cursed be the deceiver, 10 which 10 or, in whose LORD hath been witness between thee and hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and frock is. the wife of thy youth, against whom thou sacrificeth unto the Lord a corrupt thing:
hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy for I am a great King, saith the Lord of
companion, and the wife of thy covenant. hosts, and my name is dreadful among the v Mat. 19.4,5. 15 And did not he make one? » Yet had heathen.
he the 11 residue of the spirit. And where
lency. CHAP. II.
12 seed of God. fore one? That he might seek a godly AND NOW, Oye priests, this command- w 100.7.14. seed. w
Therefore take heed to your ment is you
13 or, unfaith- spirit, and let none deal 13 treacherously 2 If - ye will not hear, and if
against the wife of his youth. lay it to heart, to give glory unto my
16 For y the LORD, the God of Israel, name, saith the Lord of hosts, I will even i4or, if he saith that 14 he hateth 15 putting away: for send a curse upon you, and will curse
one covereth violence with his garment, your blessings; yea, I have cursed them
saith the Lord of hosts: therefore take already, because ye do not lay it to 15 to put heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treachheart.
erously. 3 Behold, I will 16 corrupt your seed, - 18.43.21.
17 Ye have wearied : the LORD with and spread dung upon your faces, even
your words: yet ye say, Wherein have we the dung of your solemn feasts, and 18 one 18 or, it shall
wearied him? When ye say, Every one shall take you away with it.
that doeth evil is good in the sight of the 4 And ye shall know that I have sent this
Lord, and he delighteth in them; or, commandment unto you,
that my covenant
Where is the God of judgment ?
11 or, ercel
B. C. 397.
treasure. k Is. 62.3.
12 And all nations shall call
blessed: EHOLD, I a will send my messenger, a Lu.1.76.
for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith
the Lord of hosts.
we spoken so much against thee? light in: behold, he shall come, saith the
14 Ye have said, It is vain to serve God; LORD of hosts.
and what profit is it that we have kept his 2 But who may abide the day of his observation. ordinance, and that we have walked 2 coming? and who d shall stand when he ap- Mat.25.10. mournfully before the Lord of hosts? peareth? for he is like a refiner'se fire, and
15 And now we call the proud happy ; like fuller's soap.
yea, they that work wickedness are set 3 And he shall sit as a refiner and puri- r Ps.95.9. up; yea, they that tempt to God are even fier of silver; and he shall purify the sons
delivered. of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver,
16 Then they that feared the LORD spake that they may offer 5 unto the Lord an ofl Pe.2.5.
Ep.5.19. * often one to another; and the LORD fering in righteousness.
hearkened, and heard it: and a book of 4 Then shall the offerings of Judah and
remembrance was written before him for Jerusalem be pleasant unto the Lord,
them that feared the LORD, and that thought as in the days of old, and as in + former 4 or, ancient.
his name. years.
17 And they shall be mine, j saith the 5 And I will come near to you to judg-sor, special Lord of hosts, in that day when I make ment; and I will be a swift witness
up my 5 jewels; k and I will spare them, against the sorcerers, and against the adul
as a man spareth his own son that serveth terers, ? and against false swearers, and He.13.4. him.
6 or, defraud. against those that 6 oppress the hireling
18 Then shall ye return, and * discern in his wages, the widow, and the father- a Pg.58.11.
between the righteous and the wicked; beless, and that turn aside the stranger from
tween him that serveth God, and him that his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD
serveth him not. of hosts.
CHAP. IV. 6 For I am the LORD, I change not; there-02 Pe.3.10.
FOR, behold, the day o. cometh, that fore P ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. p Ps.78.38,57. 7 Even from the days of your
proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall are gone away from mine ordinances, and
be stubble: and the day that cometh shall
q Zec.1.3. have not kept them. Return ? unto me, Mat.3.12. burn" them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that and I will return unto you, saith the LORD
it shall leave them neither root nor branch. of hosts. But' ye said, Wherein shall we
2 But unto you that fear my name shall return?
the Sun " of righteousness arise with heal8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have
ing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we v Hos.14.5-7. grow up as calves of the stall
. robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
3 And ye shall tread down the wicked; 9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for
for they shall be ashes under the soles of robbed me, even this whole nation.
your feet in the day that I shall do this, 10 Bring ye all the tithes into the store
saith the LORD of hosts. house, that there may be meat in mine
4 Remember ye the law of Moses my house, and prove me now herewith, saith
servant, which I commanded unto him in the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you
Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and the windows of heaven, and pour youempty out. judgments. out a blessing, that there shall not be room
5 Behold, I will send you Elijah y the
y Mat.11.14. enough to receive it.
17.10-13. prophet before the coming of the great 11 And I will rebuke the devourer for
and dreadful day of the LORD: your sakes, and he shall not o destroy the corrupt. 6 And he shall turn the heart of the fafruits of your ground; neither shall your
thers to the children, and the heart of the vine cast her fruit before the time in the
children to their fathers, lest I come and field, saith the LORD of hosts.
705 smite the earth with a curse. 89
END OF THE OLD TESTAMENT.