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12 And when he hath taken away the multitude, his heart shall be lifted up; and he shall cast down many ten thousands: but he shall not be strengthened by it.

13 For the king of the north shall return, and shall set forth a multitude greater than the former, and shall certainly come after certain years with a great army and with much riches.

14 And in those times there shall many stand up against the king of the south: also the robbers of thy people shall exalt themselves to establish the vision; but they shall fall.

15 So the king of the north shall come, and cast up a mount, and take the most fenced cities : and the arms of the south shall not withstand, neither his chosen people, neither shall there be any strength to withstand.

16 But he that cometh against him shall do according to his own will, and none shall stand before him: and he shall stand in the glorious land, which by his hand shall be consumed.

17 He shall also set his face to enter with the strength of his whole kingdom, and upright ones with him ; thus shall he do: and he shall give him the daughter of women, corrupting her: but she shall not stand on his side, neither be for him.

18 After this shall he turn his face unto the isles, and shall take many: but a prince for his own behalf shall cause the reproach offered by him to cease; without his own reproach he shall cause it to turn upon him.

19 Then he shall turn his face toward the fort of his own land: but

he shall stumble and fall, and not be found.

20 Then shall stand up in his estate a raiser of taxes in the glory of the kingdom: but within few days he shall be destroyed, neither in anger, nor in battle.

21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.

22 And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflown from before him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant.

23 And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people.

24 He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor bis fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches : yea, and he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time.

25 And he shall stir up his power and his courage against the king of the south with a great army; and the king of the south shall be stirred up to battle with a very great and mighty army; but he shall not stand: for they shall forecast devices against him.

26 Yea, they that feed of the portion of his meat shall destroy him, and his army shall overflow: and many shall fall down slain.

27 And both these kings' hearts shall be to do mischief, and they shall speak lies at one table; but it shall not prosper: for yet the end shall be at the time appointed.

28 Then shall he return into his lous things against the God of gods, land with great riches; and his and shall prosper till the indignaheart shall be against the holy co tion be accomplished : for that that venant; and he shall do exploits, is determined shall be done. and return to his own land.

37 Neither shall he regard the 29 At the time appointed he shall God of his fathers, nor the desire return, and come toward the south; of women, nor regard any god : for but it shall not be as the former, or he shall magnify himself above all. as the latter.

38 But in his estate shall he ho30 For the ships of Chittim shall nour the God of forces : and a god come against him: therefore he whom his fathers knew not shall he shall be grieved, and return, and honour with gold, and silver, and have indignation against the holy with precious stones, and pleasant covenant: so shall he do; he shall things. even return, and have intelligence 39 Thus shall he do in the most with then that forsake the holy co strong holds with a strange god, venant.

whom he 'shall acknowledge and 31 And arms shall stand on his increase with glory: and he shall part, and they shall pollute the sanc cause them to rule over many, and tuary of strength, and shall take a shall divide the land for gain. way the daily sacrifice, and they shall 40 And at the time of the end place the abomination that maketh shall the king of the south push at desolate.

him : and the king of the north 32 And such as do wickedly a shall come against him like a whirlgainst the covenant shall he cor wind, with chariots, and with horserupt by flatteries : but the people men, and with many ships; and he that do know their God shall be shall enter into the countries, and strong, and do exploits.

shall overflow and pass over. 33 And they that understand a 41 He shall enter also into the mong the people shall instruct glorious land, and many countries many: yet they shall fall by the shall be overthrown: but these shall sword, and by flame, by captivity, escape out of his hand, even Edom, and by spoil, many days.

and Moab, and the chief of the 34 Now when they shall fall, children of Ammon. they shall be holpen with a little 42 He shall stretch forth his hand help: but many shall cleave to also upon the countries: and the them with flatteries.

land of Egypt shall not escape. 35 And some of them of under 43 But he shall have power over standing shall fall, to try them, and the treasures of gold and of silver, to purge, and to make them white, and over all the precious things of even to the time of the end : be Egypt: and the Libyans and the cause it is yet for a time appoint Ethiopians shall be at his steps. ed.

44 But tidings out of the east and 36 And the king shall do accord out of the north shall trouble him : ing to his will; and he shall exalt therefore he shall go forth with himself, and magnify himself above great fury to destroy, and utterly every god, and shall speak marvel- ! to make away many.

45 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palaces between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.

CHAP. XII. AND at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end : many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

5 Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river.

6 And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders ?

And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.

8 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things ?

9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel : for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

. 10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly : and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.

12 Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.

13 But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.

HOSE A.

CHAP. I.

in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, A

haz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, THE word of the Lord that and in the days of Jeroboam the son came unto Hosea, the son of Beeri, l of Joash, king of Israel.

thered together, and appoint themselves one head, and they shall come up out of the land : for great shall be

CHAP. II.

2 The beginning of the word of the LORD by Hosea. And the LORD said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms : for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the LORD.

3 So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim; which conceived, and bare him a son.

4 And the LORD said unto him, Call his name Jezreel; for yet a little while, and I will avenge the blood of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu, and will cause to cease the kingdom of the house of Israel.

5 And it shall come to pass at that day, that I will break the bow of Israel in the valley of Jezreel.

6 And she conceived again, and bare a daughter. And God said unto him, Call her name Lo-ruhamah : for I will no more have mercy upon the house of Israel; but I will utterly take them away.

7 But I will have mercy upon the house of Judah, and will save them by the Lord their God, and will not save them by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by horsemen.

8 Now when she had weaned Loruhamah, she conceived, and bare a son.

9 Then said God, Call his name Lo-ammi: for ye are not my people, and I will not be your God.

10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye ure the sons of the living God.

11 Then shall the children of Judah and the children of Israel be ga

SAY ye unto your brethren, Ammi; and to your sisters, Ruhamah.

2 Plead with your mother, plead: for she is not my wife, neither am I her husband : let her therefore put away her whoredoms out of her sight, and her adulteries from between her breasts ;

3 Lest I strip her naked, and set her as in the day that she was born, and make her as a wilderness, and set her like a dry land, and slay ber with thirst.

4 And I will not have mercy upon her children; for they be the children of whoredoms.

5 For their mother hath played the harlot: she that conceived them hath done shamefully : for she said, I will go after my lovers, that give me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, mine oil and my drink.

6 Therefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns, and make a wall, that she shall not find her paths.

7 And she shall follow after her lovers, but she shall not overtake them; and she shall seek them, but shall not find them: then shall she say, I will go and return to my first husband; for then wus it better with me than now.

8 For she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and gold, which they prepared for Baal.

9 Therefore will I return, and take away my corn in the time thereof, and my wine in the season thereof,

and will recover my wool and my out of the earth, and will make them flax given to cover her nakedness. to lie down safely.

10 And now will I discover her 19 And I will betroth thee unto lewdness in the sight of her lovers, me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee and none shall deliver her out of unto me in righteousness, and in mine hand.

judgment, and in lovingkindness, 11 I will also cause all her mirth and in mercies. to cease, her feast days, her new 20 I will even betroth thee unto moons, and her sabbaths, and all me in faithfulness : and thou shalt her solemn feasts.

know the LORD. 12 And I will destroy her vines 21 And it shall come to pass in and her fig trees, whereof she hath that day, I will hear, saith the said, These are my rewards that my LORD, I will hear the heavens, and lovers have given me: and I will they shall hear the earth ; make them a forest, and the beasts 22 And the earth shall hear the of the field shall eat them.

corn, and the wine, and the oil; and 13 And I will visit upon her the they shall hear Jezreel. days of Baalim, wherein she burned 23 And I will sow her unto me incense to them, and she decked her in the earth; and I will have mercy self with her earrings and her jewels, upon her that had not obtained merand she went after her lovers, and cy; and I will say to them which were forgat me, saith the LORD.

not my people, Thou art my people; 14 Therefore, behold, I will allure and they shall say, Thou art my God. her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto

CHAP. III. 15 And I will give her her vine

THEN said the Lord unto me, Go yards from thence, and the valley of yet, love a woman beloved of her Achor for a door of hope: and she friend, yet an adulteress, according shall sing there, as in the days of to the love of the Lord toward the her youth, and as in the day when children of Israel, who look to other she came up out of the land of E gods, and love flagons of wine. gypt.

2 So I bought her to me for fif16 And it shall be at that day, teen pieces of silver, and for an hosaith the LORD, that thou shalt call mer of barley, and an half homer of me Ishi; and shalt call me no more barley: Baali.

3 And I said unto her, Thou shalt 17 For I will take away the names abide for me many days; thou shalt of Baalim out of her mouth, and they not play the harlot, and thou shalt shall no more be remembered by not be for another man: so will I their name.

also be for thee. 18 And in that day will I make a 4 For the children of Israel shall covenant for them with the beasts of abide many days without a king, the field, and with the fowls of hea and without a prince, and without a ven, and with the creeping things of sacrifice, and without an image, and the ground: and I will break the without an ephod, and without terabow and the sword and the battle | phim:

her.

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