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721 « Chap. 6. 4. away, " as the chaff that is driven with the she hath rebelled against her God: ? they 2 Kings 17.6. whirlwind out of the floor, and as the smoke fhall fall by the sword ; their infants shall 2 Kings 8.11

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CH A P. XIV.
God but me: for i there is no saviour beside i An exhortation to repentance. 4 proz

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return unto the Lo Ri thy tít. 18: Heb. dromghese in the land of great drought.

God, b for thou hast faller. by thine . Chap.12.6.

Chap 1: 3: 6 h According to their pasture, so were iniquity. they filled: they were filled, and their heart ż Take with you words; and turn to the was exalted : therefore i have they forgot- LORD, say unto him, Takeaway all iniquiten me.

ty, and receive us graciously: so will we * Heb. 13.15: Ż Therefore * I will be unto them as a render the · calves of our lips.

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not ride upon horses, neither will we say 12, 1.

c Deut. 15. 16 8 I will meet them as a bear that is any more to the work of our hands, Ye Pfal. 33.17. bereaved of her whelps, and will rent the are our gods í for in thee the fatherless Ifa. 10. 2, caul of their heart, and there will I de

findeth mercy.
* Heb. the beast vour then like a lion : * the wild beast shall 4s I will heal their backsliding, I will love
tear them.

them freely : for mine anger is turned a-
9" O Israel, thou hast destroyed thy way from him.
self, but in me tis thine help.

Ś I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall
10 f1 will be thy king : • where is any
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grow as the lily, and † cast forth his roots for, bi-fem.

Heb. Brike. other that may save thee in all thy cities?

as Lebanon. king Hosea

and thy judges of whom thou saidīt, Give 6 His branches * Thall spread, and his Hebe bak de prison, me a king and princes?

beauty shall be as the olive-tree, and his Cant. 4. 11. 2 Kings 17. 4.

n I gave a

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took him away • Chap. Io. 3.

in my
Wrath.
· They that dwell under his shadow shall

+ Or, blofon 12 9 The iniquity of Ephraim is bound return, they shall revive as the corn, and

Or, the right up: his sin is hid.

grow as the vine : the scent thereof shall 13 The sorrows of a travailing woman be as the wine of Lebanon.

shall come upon him, he is an unwise son, 8 Ephraim Mall say, What have i to do Jer. 30. 6.

for he thould not stay * long in the place of any more with idols > I have heard him, and
the breaking forth of children.

observed him : I am like a green fir-tree;
14s I will ransom them from † the power from me is thy fruit found:
1 Cor.15.sh of the grave : I will redeem them from 9 ? Who is wise, and he shall under: Pal

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Jer. 9. 12. Jer. 15. 6.

death : * O death, I will be thy plagues; O stand these things ? prudent; and he Thall Dan: 12. 10. a see Gen. 41. grave, I will be thy destruction ;

know them for h the ways of the LORD Prov. 10.294 Jer. 4.. Ils tance shall be hid from mine eyes.

are right, and the just Mall walk in them ; Luke 2. 34, 15 [Though * he be fruitful among his but the transgressors thall fall therein. brethren, y an eaft-wind shall come, the

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left, fiath the locust eateri ; and that which 1 Foel declaring fundry judgments of God, the locuft hath left

, hath the canker-worm exhorteth to observe them, 8 and to mourn. eaten ; and that which the canker-worm 14 He prefcribeth a fast for complaint. hath left, hath the caterpiller eaten:

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that came to Joel the and howl, all ye drinkers of wine, because
son of Pethuel.

of the new wine, for it is cut off from your
2 Hear this, ye old mouth.
men, and give ear, all 6 For • a nation is come up upon my cso provi. 364
ye inhabitants of the land, Itrong and without number, whose 25, 26; 27
land: hath this been in teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath

your days, or even in the cheek-teeth of a great lion.

the days of your fathers? · He hath laid my vine waite, and + bark- Heb. laid 3. Tell ye your children of it, and let ed my fig-tree : he hath made it clean bare, Chap: 2:25. your children tell their children, and their and cast it away, the branches thereof are children another generation.

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fering is cut off from the house of the nothing shall escape them.
LORD ; the priests the LORDS ministers 4 & The appearance of them is as the 13. 10.
miourn.

appearance of horses, and as horsemen, so
10 The field is wasted, the land mourn- shall they run.

eth ; for the corn is wasted : the new h Like the noise of chariots on the tops Or, ahamido wine is † dried up, the oyl languisheth. of mountains shall they leap, like the noile

ir Be ye ashamed, 0 ye husbandmen : of a flame of fire that devoureth the
howl, Oye vine-dressers, for the wheat and stubble, as a strong people set in battle a-
for the barley ; because the harvest of the ray.
field is perished.

6 Before their face the people shall be
12. The vine is dried up, and the fig-tree much pained : 1 all faces shall gather #black- 'Nah. 9, 1o.
languisheth, the pomegranate-tree, the palm- ness.

* Heb.pa. tree also, and the apple-tree, even all the 7 They shall run like mighty men, they * Jer. 48. 33. trees of the field are withered : because f shall climb the wall like men of war, and joy is withered away from the sons of they shall march every one on his ways, and

they shall not break their ranks. 13 Gird yourselves, and lament, ye priests: 8 Neither shall one thrust another, they shall howl, ye ministers of the altar : come, lie walk every one in his path: and 'when all night in fackcloth, ye ministers of my they fall upon the * sword, they shall not be *ot, darts God: for 8 the meat-offering and the drink- wounded. offering is withholden from the house of 9 They shall run to and fro in the city:

they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb 14 h Sanctifie ye a fast, call' a * solemn up upon the houses : they shall enter in at Por, day assembly, gather the elders, and all the inha- the windows like a thief.

bitants of the land into the house of the 10 The earth shall quake before them, the
LORD your God, and cry unto the heavens shall tremble ;* the sun and the moon "Ifa. 13. 10.
LORD,

Thall be dark, and the ftars shall withdraw Ezeka 3:2. 7. & Jer. 30. 70 15 k Alas for the day : for the day of their shining;

the LORD is at hand, and as a destruction I And the LORD shall utter his. Chap. s. 169 from the Almighty shall it come.

voice before his army : for his camp is very 16 Is not the meat cut off before your great: for he is strong that executeth his * Deut. 16.11, eyes, yea, m joy and gladness from the house word, for the m day of the Lord is great. Ames..

: of our God

and very terrible, and who can abide it? Zeph. 1. 13. '17 The † feed is rotten under their 12 Therefore also now, faith the

Jer. 4. 1. clods, the garners are laid desolate, the LORD,"" turn ye even to me with all your barns are broken down ; for the corn is heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, withered.

and with mourning. 18 How do the beasts grone ? the herds 13 And o rent your heart and not your • pfal.s1.17. of cattle are perplexed, because they have garments, and turn unto the Lord your no pasture ; yea, the flocks of theep are God : for he is P gracious and merciful, pexod. 34. 6.1 made defolate,

Now to anger, and of great kindness

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Jonah 4. 19 O Lord, to thee will I cry : for repenteth him of the evil

. * Chap 2.3. # Or, habitacions, the fire hath devoured the † pastures of 149 Who knoweth if he will return and Joh. 14. 12.

the wilderness, and the flame hath burnt all repent, and leave a blessing behind him,
the trees of the field.

even s a meat-offering and a drink-offering
20 The beasts of the field

unto the LORD your God? • Pfal. 104, 210 unto thee : for the rivers of waters are dri. 15. Blow the trumpet in Zion, " san-Chap.1.9

. ed up, and the fire hath devoured the pa- &tify a fast, call a solemn assembly. Ilures of the wilderness.

16 Gather the people : * sanctify the con- *Exod. 19.10, CHA P. II.

gregation : assemble the elders : gather the 22 -
1 Hefbeweth unto Zion the terribleness of children, and those that fuck the breasts :

Gods judgment. 12 He exhortet b to repen- y let the bridegroom go forth of his cham- »i Cor. 7.si
tance, 15 prescribeth a faft, 18 promiseth ber, and the bride out of her clofet.
a blessing thercon.

21 He comforter) Zi- 17 Let the priests, the ministers of the
on with present, 28 and future blessings.

LORD, weep

z between the porch and the "Ezek. s. 16. Low ye the *trumpet in Zion, and found altar, and let them say, Spare thy people,

an alarm in my holy mountain : let all O Lord, and give not thine heritage to rethe inhabitants of the land tremble : for proach ; that the heathen should † rule 0- +01,«se a boya a the day of the LORD cometh, for it

ver them: wherefore should they say among "Pfal. 42. 1o. & •Chap. 1. 15. Zeph. 1:14, 150 is nigh at hand;

the people, Where is their God?
A day of darkness and of gloominess, 18 Then will the Lord be jealous for
· a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as his land, and pity his people.

the morning spread upon the mountains : - 19 Yea, the LORD will answer and say un

a great people and a Itrong, there hath not to his people, Behold, I will send you corn, Exod. I only been ever the like, neither thall be any more and wine, and oyl, and ye shall be satisfied Tation and gene- after it, even to the years t of many gere- therewith : and I will no more make you a

rations. : Chap: 1, 19

reproach among the heathen. 3. A fire devoureth before them, and

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towards the utmost fea; and his stink shall and if ye recompense me, swiftly and speedi* come up, and his ill favour shall come up, ly will I return your recompence upon

• Deut. 11. 24. because I he hath done great things. 52.67Heb. be hall

your own head.
magnified to do. 21 Fear not, Oland, be glad and re- 5 Because ye have taken my silver and

joyce: for the LORD will do great things. my gold, and have carried into your temples
22 Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field : my goodly * pleasant things.

* Heb. desirable. • Zecho s. 12. for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, 6 The children also of Judah, and the

for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig-tree children of Jerusalem have ye sold unto the love and the vine do yield their strength. the Grecians, that ye might remove them

23 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, far from their border.

and rejoyce in the LORD your God: for 7 Behold, I will raise them out of the *Os, a teacher he hath given you * the former rain † mo- place whither ye have sold them, and will re+ Heb. according derately, and he 8 will cause to come down turn your recompence upon your own head. jo righteon fue o for you - the rain, the former rain, and the

8 And I will sell your lons and your daughlatter rain in the first month.

ters into the hand of the children of Judah, James s. 7.

24 And the floors shall be full of wheat, and they shall sell them to the Sabeans, to a
and the fats Thall overflow with wine and people far off; for the Lord hath spoken
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25 And I will restore to you the years

99 • Proclaim ye this among the Gen- see Ifa. 8. 8;
that the locust hath eaten, the canker-worm, tiles : # prepare war, wake up the mighty & Heb. Sanerifico
and the caterpiller, and the palmer-worm, men, let all the men of war draw near, let
my great army which I sent among you.

them come up. 26 And ye shall eat in plenty, and be sa- 10 · Beat your plow-thares into swords, lfa. 2. 4. tisfied, and praise the name of the LORD

and

your pruning-hooks into spears; - let os, fiches. your God, that hath dealt wondrously the weak fay, I am trong. with you, and my people shall never be

11 Assemble your selves, and come, all ye ashamed.

heathen, and gather your selves together do 16 k Chap. 3• 17. 27 k And ye shall know that I am in the round about : thither + cause thy mighty or, the LORD

fhall bring down. midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD ones to come down, O'LORD. your God, and none else: 'and my people 12 Let the heathen be wakened, and shall never be ashamed.

come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for 28 q' And it shall come to pass afterward, there will I sit to judge all the heathen round that I'm will pour out my spirit upon all

about. flesh, and your fons and your daughters shall 13

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in the fickle, for the harvest Matth. 13.39 prophesie, your old men Thall dream dreams, is ripe; come, get you down, for the press your young men shall see visions:

is full

, the fats overflow, for their wicked-
29. And also upon the fervants and upon ness is '
the handmaids in those days, will I pour out 14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of
my spirit.

I decision : for the day of the Lord is near Or, concision,
30 And I will shew wonders in the hea- in the valley of decision.
vens, and in the earth, blood and fire and 15 The 8 fun and the moon shall be dark- 8 Chap. 2. 10,
pillars of smoke.

ned, and the stars shall withdraw their fhi- 31. 31 • The sun shall be turned into dark- ning. Charlotte S: ness, and the moon into blood, before the

16 The LORD also shall h rore out of Zi- b Jer. 29. 30. Mark 13.24. great and the terrible day of the LORD on,

and utter his voice from Jerusalem, and Amos 1: 2.

i the heavens and the earth Mall shake; but i Hag. 2. 6. 3.2 And it shall come to pass that p who.. the LORD will be the

the LORD will be the * hope of his people, "Heb place of soeyer shall call on the name of the LORD and the strength of the children of Il- bour. Thall be delivered: for 9 in mount Zion and rael. in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the 17 So k shall ye know that I am the Lord " Chap. 2. 27. Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom your God dwelling in Zion, 1 the LORD shall call.

mountain: then shall Jerusalem bet holy, and 1 Heb. ho'suesio CHA P. III.

there shall no strangers pass through her
1 Gods judgments against the enemies of his any more.

people. 9 God will be known in his judg- 18 | And it shall come to pass in that
ment. 18 His blessing upon the church. day, that the mountains shall " drop down Amos 9. 13.
Or behold, in those days and in that time, new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk,

when I shall bring again the captivity and all the rivers of Judah Thall # flow with Heb.go. of Judah and Jerusalem,

waters, and a fountain shall come forth of · Ezek. 47. t.
2- I will also gather all nations, * and will the house of the LORD, and shall water p
bring them down into the valley of Jeho- the valley of Shitrim.
Thaphat, and will plead with them there for 19 ? Egypt shall be a desolation, and E- 9 Ifa. 19. .
my people, and for my heritage Israel, whom dom shall be a desolate wilderneís, for the
they have scattered among the nations, and violence against the children of Judah, be-
parted my land.

cause they have thed innocent blood in their
3. And they have cast lots for my people, land. .
and have given a boy for a harlot, and fold

i Isa. 44. 3. Ezek. 39. 29. Aas 2. 17. u Zech. 12. 10. John 7. 29.

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12 But ? I will send a fire upon Teman, Obad9, 10. I Amos soeweth Gods judgment upon Syria, which shall devour the palaces of Bozrah.

6 upon the Philistines, 9 upon Tyrus, II 13 Thus faith the LORD, For three
upon Edom, 13 upon Ammon.

transgressions of the children of Ammon, Jet 49. 1, 2. 787. HE words of Amos, and for four I will not turn away the puuish- Zeph

. 2: who was among the ment thereof: because they have + ript up 1. Os divided herdmen of Tekoa, the women with child of Gilead, that they which he saw concer- might enlarge their border, ning Israel b in the days 14

But I will kindle a fire in the wall of of Uzziah king of Ju

Rabbah, and it shall devour the palaces · Deat. 3. 15. dah, and in the days thereof, with shouting in the day of battle, of Jeroboam the son of with a tempeft in the day of the whirl

Joalh king of Israel, wind. • Zech 14. so two years before the earthquake.

15 And their king shall go into captivi- ' Jeco 49.3: Jer, 25. 30. 2 And he said, The LORD will

ty, he, and his princes together, faith the Joel 3. 16.

from Zion, and utter his voice from Jeru- LORD.
falem: and the habitations of the shepherds

CH A P. II.
Thall mourn, and the top of Carmel fhall wi- I Gods wrath against Moab, 4 upon Judah,
ther.

6 and upon Ifrael. 9 God complaineth of
Thus faith the Lord, For three tranf-
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their unthankfulness.
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will not † turn away the punishment thereof: gressions , I

Jer. 48. f because they have threshed Gilead with will not turn away the punishment thereof : Ezek. 2s.... threshing-instruments of iron.

because he b burnt the bones of the king of 6, Kings 3:27. 4 3 But I will send a fire into the house Edom into lime. quiet

: and so of Hazael, which thall devour the palaces of 2 But I will send a fire upon Moab, and * 2 Kings io. Ben-hadad.

it shall devour the palaces of Kerioth, and 895. 5

I will break also the bar of Damascus, Moab shall die with tumult, with shouting, and cut off the inhabitant from the plain and with the sound of the trumpet.

of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre 3. And I will cut off · the judge from the Numb. 24,19. 7. OF, Bikalian from * the house of Eden: and b the people midst thereof, and will slay, all the princes tor, Betbreden, of Syria shall go into captivity, i unto Kir, thereof with him, saith the Lord. faith the LORD.

4 Thus faith the LORD, For three 6 Thus faith the LORD, For three transgressions of Judah, and for four I will * 2 Chr. 28. 18. transgressions of k Gaza, and for four I will not turn away the punishment thereof : be

cause they have despised the law of the J er. 47• 4, 5. not turn away the punishment thereof: beEzek as• 15. cause they † carried away captive the LORD, and have not kept his commandwhole captivity,"to deliver them up to E- ments,

d and their lies caused them to err, d lla. 28. 15. dom.

after the which their fathers have walked.
1 But I will send a fire on the wall of 5 But I will send à fire upon Judah, and

Gaza, which shall devour the palaces thereof. it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem.
Joel 3.6. 8 And I will cut off the inhabitant m from 6. Thus faith the LORD, For three
= "Zeph.2.4. Ashdod, and him that holdeth the sceptre transgressions of Israel, and for four I will

from Ashkelon, and I will turn mine hand not turn away the punishment thereof: be-
against Ekron ; and the remnant of the Phi- cause e they fold the righteous for silver, and · Chiap, 6.6
listines shall perish, faith the Lord God. the poor for a pair of shoes.

9 9 Thus faith_the LORD, For three 7 That pant after the dust of the earth

transgressions of n Tyrus, and for four I will on the head of the poor, and turn aside the Ezck.26, & 27, not turn away the punishment thereof: be- way of the meek: and a man and his father

cause they delivered up the whole captivity will go in unto the fame * maid, to profane * Or, young
to Edom, and remembred not † the bro my holy name.
therly covenant.

8 And they lay themselves down upon
10 But I will send a fire on the wall of clothes flaid to pledge, by every altar, and 'Exod. 23; 25.
Tyrus, which shall devour the palaces there- they drink the wine of 7 the condemned in 105, such as hata

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the house of their god. II Thus faith the LORD, For three 9 Yet destroyed I the 8 Amorite before Num, 21624. transgressions of Edom, and for four I will them, whose height was like the height of Jolh. 24. 5.

the cedars, and he was strong as the oaks, Num. 13. 28, Joel 3. 19.

not turn away the punishment thereof: be-
*cause he did pursue p his brother with the yet I i destroyed his fruit from above, and lia. s. 24.

sword, and ** did cast off all pity, and his his roots from beneath. Heb. corrupte anger did tear perpetually, and kept his 10 Also I brought you up from the land Mic. 6, 4ed his compalhous. wrath for ever.

of

b Fulfilled 2 Kings 16. 9. i Chap. 9. 70

Isa. 14. 29.

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787. 11 And I raised up of your sons for pro- 13 Hear ye, and testifie in the house of

phets, and of your young men for Naza- Jacob, faith the Lord God, the God of t...
rites. Is it not even thus, Oye children of hosts,
Israel? faith the LORD.

14 That in the day that I shall I visit the $ t, prurin 15 But

ye gave the Nazarites wine to drink,' transgressions of Israel upon him, I will also 7. 111. 30. 1o. and commanded the prophets, m saying, Pro- visit the altars of Beth-el, and the horns of chap. 7.12,13. phesie not.

the altar shall be cut off, and fall to the 13 " Behold, t I am pressed under you, as ground. # Or, I will

a cart is pressed that is full of sheaves. 15 And I will smite s the winter-house Indges 3. 20. 14

• Therefore the flight shall perish from with the summer-house, and h the houses of 1 Kings 12 theates preffathe the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen ivory shall perish, and the

ivory shall perish, and the great houses shall "" Chap 9. I, &c.

his force, neither shall the mighty deliver have an end, saith the LORD. • Heb. his soul, himself.

CHA P. IV.
15 Neither shall he stand that handleth the 1 He reproveth Ifrael for oppression, 4 for
bow, and be that is swift of foot shall not *iaolatry, 6 and for their incorrigible-
deliver himself, neither" shall he that rideth nefs.
the horse deliver himself.

Ear this word, ye · kine of Bashan, that Pal. 22. 121 + Heb. Poong

16 And he that is † couragious among the are in the mountain of Samaria, which Ezeko 3% 10. mighty, shall flee away naked in that day, oppress the poor, which cruh the needy, faith the LORD.

which say to their masters, Bring, and let us CH A P. III.

drink. 1 The necessity of Gods judgment against If- 2 6 The Lord God hath sworn by his pfal. 89. 396 rael.

9 The publication of it, with the holiness, that lo, the days thall come upon causes thereof. you, that he will take you away with hooks, Set, 16.16.

Hab. 1. 1S.
Ear this word that the Lord hath [po- and your posterity with fish-hooks.
ken against you, O children of Israel, And

ye
shall

go out at the breaches, i Ezeko 1.2. so !
against the whole family which I brought up every cow at that which is before her, and
from the land of Egypt, saying,

ye shall cast them into the palace, faith the Ota ye pall 2 · You only have I known of all the fa- LORD. • sec Dan. 2. milies of the earth : b therefore I will * pu- 4 I Come to Beth-el and transgress, at 40. 4. 15.86 nish you for all your iniquities.

Gilgal multiply transgression; and bring your !!!! '3 Can two walk together, except they be facrifices every morning, and your tithes Deut." 28. 1 Fet. 4. 17. agreed?

after t three years. 4

Will a lion rore in the forest when he 5.8 And † offer a facrifice of thanksgiving - Lev. 7.13.66 1 Heb. giveforth hath no prey ? will a young lion f cry out

with leaven, and proclaim and publish the Web. offer by of his den, if he have taken nothing? free-offerings; for this liketh you, O burninga

* Heb. So yolause
5 Can a bird fall in a fnare upon the earth ye children of Israel, faith the Lord
where no gin is for him? Ihall one take up

God.
a snare from the earth, and have taken no- 6 And I also have given you cleanness
thing at all?

of teeth in all your cities, and want of bread
6 Shall a trumpet bc blown in the city, in all your places: yet have ye not returned
and the people not be afraid? · fhall there unto me, faith the LORD.
be evil in a city, and * the Lord hath not 7 And also I have withholden the rain from

you, when there were yet three months to 7 Surely, the Lord God will do nothing, the harvest, and I caused it to rain upon one Gen. 6. 13,& but he revealeth his secret unto his fer- city, and caused it not to rain upon another vants the prophets.

city: one piece was rained upon, and the 8. The lion hath rored, who will not piece whereupon it rained not, witherAds 4. 20. & fear? the Lord God hath spoken, f who ed. can but prophesie ?

8 So two or three cities wandred unto one 9. Publish in the palaces at Ashdod, and city, to drink water ; but they were not fain the palaces in the land of Egypt, and say, tisfied: yet have ye not returned unto me, Assemble your selves upon the mountains of faith the Lord.

Samaria : and behold the great tumults in 9. I have smitten you with blasting and Deut. 28, 22: + Os, oppreßions, the midst thereof, and the t oppressed in mildew ; † when your gardens and your vine- + Or, the multie the midlt thereof.

yards, and your fig-trees, and your olive deas, decoratie io For they know not to do right, faith trees increased, i the palmer-worm devoured the palmer-worma Or, Spoile

the LORD; who store up violence and † them: yet have ye not returned unto me, Joel 1. 4. &e robbery in their palaces.

saith the LORD. 11 Therefore thus faith the Lord God, 10 I have sent among you the peftilence An adversary there shall be even round a- after the manner of Egypt: your young # Or, in the wayo bout the land, and he shall bring down thy men have I Nain with the Tword, * and have * Heb. with the strength from thee, and thy palaces shall be taken away your horses, and I have made horfera fpoiled.

the stink of your camps to come up unto 12 Thus faith the LORD, As the shepherd your nostrils : yet have ye not returned unHeb. delideretbe

· Deut. 7. 6, & 1 O. 1 S. 12. Matth, Ir. 22. Luke 12. 470 Rom. 2. 9. *Heb. visit upan.

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