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CHAPTER X....XI....XII.

Directions for charity.
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hath wings shail tell the matter. 13 This wisdom have I seen also under the sun,

CHAPTER XI. and it seemed great unto me:

| Directions for charity....9 The day of judgment to be 14 There was a little city, and few men within it:

thought on.

Luke 6,90

it . 15 Now there was found in it a poor wise man, 2 Give a portion to seven, and also to eight ; for 1 2 Sam. 20,

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3 If the clouds be full of rain, they empty them- 1 Tim.8, 1& 16 Then said I, Wisdom * is better than strength:} selves upon the earth : and if the tree fall toward the d Ps.112,2 nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree his words are not heard.

falleth, there it shall be. 17 The words of wise men are heard in quiet, 4 He that observeth the wind, shall not sow; and Pr. 4, 23. more than the

cry

of him that ruleth among fools. he that regardeth the clouds, shall not reap. 18 Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but

5 As thou knowest not what is the way of the h Mark 6,2 one sinner destroyeth much good.

ll spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of CHAPTER X.

her that is with child; even so thou knowest not the John 3, 8. Observations of wisdom, folly, riot, and slothfuiness.

works of God who maketh all.
EAD flies cause the ointment of the apothecary 6 In the morning sow thy ' seed, and in the eve-

to send forth a stinking savour : so doiha little ning withhold not thy hand: for thou knowest not 12! Chron. 19, folly him that isin reputation for wisdom and honour. whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether

2 A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a they both shall be alike good. o Mat. 6,.33. fool's heart at · his left.

7 Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing Jul 22,24

a 3 Yea also, when he that is a fool walketh by the it is for the eyes to behold the sun :

way, bis wisdom faileth him, and he saith to every 8 But if a marr live many years, and rejoice in d Pr. 28, 2 one that he is a fool.

them all; yet let him ' remember the days of dark- luke 16, 1. 4 if the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, ness; for they shall be * many. All that cometh is

k Job 14,12 leave not thy place; for yielding pacifieth great vanity. offences.

9 Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth, and let ! Luke 14

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5 There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and
as an error which proceedeth from the ruler; walkin the ways of thine heart, and in the sight ofthine

6 Folly is set in great dignity, and the 8 rich sit in eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God
low place.

will bring thee into "judgment. 7 I have seen servants upon horses, and princes 10 Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and Rev. 18, 7. walking as servants upon the earth.

put away "evil from thy flesh: for childhood and n2Cor. 7.1. 8 He that 'diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and youth are vanity. 1 Est. 2,10., whoso "breaketh a hedge, a serpent shall bite him.

CHAPTER XII.
9 Whoso removeth stones shall be hurt there- The fear of God is the chief antidote of vanity.

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edge, then must he put to more strength : but wis-pleasure in them;
dom is profitable to direct.

2 While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the
11 Surely the " serpent will bite without enchant-stars, be not darkened ; nor the clouds return after
2 Clor. 13, ment; and a babbler is no betier.
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12 The words of a wise man's mouth are" gracious: 3 In the day when the keepers of the house shall c P$. 76, 5
but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself. tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves,

13 The P beginning of the words of his mouth is and the grinders cease because they are few, and those p Acts 24,1 foolishness: and the end of his talk is mischievous that look out of the windows be darkened; madness.

4 And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when 4 James 1, 14 A fool also is full of words: a man cannot tell}the sound of the grinding is low; and he shall rise up

what shall be; and what shall be after him who can at the voice of the bird; and all the daughters of a 2 Sam. 16,
tell him ?

music shall be brought low :
15 The labour of the foolish wearieth every one of 5 Also when they shall be afraid of that which is
Pr. '
13,16 them ; because he knoweth not how to go to the city. high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond-

16 Wo to thee, O land, when thy king is 'a child, tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a 2.2 Chr. 18, and thy princes eat in the morning!

burden, and desire shall fail because man goeth to 17 Blessed art thou, O land, when thy king is the hise long home, and the mourners go about the e Job 17, 13 son of nobles, and thy princes eat in due season, for streets:

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strength, and not for drunkenness!

6 Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden
18 By much slothfulness the building decayeth ; bowl be broken or the pitcher be broken at the foun-
and through idleness of the hands the house droppethtain, or the wheel broken at the cistern :
through.

7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was; (Gen. S, 18. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh and the spirit shall return 5 unto God who gave it.

8 ; 2 Sam. 18, merry : but money answereth all things.

8 I Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher; all as h Ps. 62 9. 20 Curse not the king, no, not in thy thought; vanity. zather 2and curse not the rich in thy bed-chamber: for al

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SOLOMON'S.SONG.

The hope and calling of the church. Before he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave 12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: C. BAST good heed, and sought out, and set in order, many of making * many books there is no end ; and much cir. 1999 proverbs.

study is a weariness of the flesh. 10 The Preacher sought to find out acceptable 13 I Let us hear the conclusion of the whole mat- 29. words: and that which was written was upright, even ter ; Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this 17. words of truth.

is the whole duty of man. 11 The words of the wise are as 'goads, and as 14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, Acts 17,3. Alats 2; ;. nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are with every secret thing, whether it be good, or Rom 2 16.

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| The SONG of SOLOMON. CHAPTER I.

३ 4 He brought me to the banqueting-house, and his Rom. 14,16 1 The church's love unto Christ....5 She confesseth her banner over me was a love.

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5 Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples; i loess. THE « Song of songs, which is Solomon's. for I am e sick of love.

2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: 6 His ' left hand is under my head, and his right 10. bJohn 8,29. for thy love is better than wine.

hand doth embrace me. 3 Because of the savour of thy good ointments, 7 I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by i Rom 15 4.2 Cor.2, thy e name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye 6 stir : the virgins love thee.

not up, nor awake my love, till he please. 4 Draw me, we will run after thee. The King, 8 The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh (Jobu 3, 24

' i Rev.14 4 hath brought me into his & chambers: we will be glad 'eaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills. Eph. 5, 23. & lohnis ? and rejoice in thee; we will remember thy love more . 9 My beloved is like a roe, or a young hart: behold, i pamia

Pet. 5, 6,7 than wine : the upright love thee.

he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the 5 I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Je- window, shewing himself through the lattice. rusalem; as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of 10 My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, 12 Solomon.

my love, my fair one, and come away,

1 6 Look not upon me, because I am 'black, because 11 For, lo, the "winter is past, the rain is over and the sun hath looked upon me: my mother's childreilgone; were angry with me; they made me the keeper of 12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of 20. the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the m Rev.15,9

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turtle is heard in our land.
7 Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where 13 The fig-tree putteth forth her green figs, and the
1 Ps. 28, 1. thou 'feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at vines with othe tender grape give a good smell. Arise,

noon: for why should I be as one that turneth aside my love, my fair one, and come away.
by the flocks of thy companions ?

14 1 0 my dove, that art in the P clefts of the rock, p Mat. 16, 8 If thou know not, thou fairest among women, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy counm Ep9:51. go thy way forth by the “ footsteps of the flock, and tenance, let me hear thy voice ; for sweet is thy 1 Pet. 1, 2. fecd thy kids beside the shepherds' tents.

voice, and thy countenance is comely. 9 I have compared thee, O my love, to a company 15 Take us the foxes, the " little foxes, that spoil , Rev. is,

20. of horses in Pharaoh's ochariots.

the vines : for our vines have tender grapes.
10 Thy cheeks are comely with rows of jewels, thy 16 1 My beloved is s mine, and I am his: he feed-
neck with P chains of gold.

eth among the lilies.
11 ?We will make thee borders of gold, with studs 17 Until the day + break, and the shadows flee 1 Heb.

away, turn, my beloved ; and be thou like a roe, or a chap. 4,16 12 While the King sitteth at his 'table, my spike-young hart, upon the mountains of Bether. nard sendeth forth the smell thereof.

CHAPTER III. 13 A bundle of myrrh is my well-beloved unto me; The church's fight and victory in temptation. i Pet. 2:2. he shall lie all night betwixt my breasts.

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loveth: I sought him, but I found him not. in the vineyards of En-gedi.

2 I will rise row, and go about the city ; in the bLuke 18,1. 15 Behold, thou art fair, my love ; behold, thou streets, and in the broad ways, I will seek him whom Fames 5, 10 u labs. 1, 13. art fair, cho! " hast doves' eyes.

my soul loveth : I sought him, but I found him not. 16 Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant: 3 The watchmen that go about the city found me: Isa. 56, 10. : Gal. 4, 25. also * our bed is green.

to whom I said, “Saw ye him whom my soul loveth? 4 Mat. 2, 3 17 The Y beams of our house are cedar, and our 4 It was but a little that I passed from them, but I reph.1, 24. raiiers of fir.

found him whom my soul loveth : I held him, and CHAPTER II.

would not let him go, until I had brought him into Gen. S2 The mutual love of Christ and his church.

my mother's house, into the chamber of her that Prov. 4, 13 I AM the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the 'valleys. {' conceived me. 2 As the lily among thorns, so is my love among 5 I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by 10.0

the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not 3 As the apple-trec among the trees of the wood, { up, nor awake my love till he please.

so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under 61 Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness & Rev.126 {! Thess, u, his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and franksweet to iny taste.

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The graces of the church.
CHAPTER IV....V....VI.

A description of Christ. 7 Behold his bed, which is Solomon's; "threescore { drunk my wine with my milk : eat, О friends, valiant men are about it, of the valiant of Israel. drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.

8 They all hold swords, being expert in war: 2 1 1 sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice

every man hath his sword upon his thigh, because 'of of my beloved that "knocketh, saying, Open to me, is! Neb. 4, 22. fear in the night.

my sister, my love, my dove. my undefiled: for my a Rev. 3, 20 9 King Solomon made himself a || chariot of the head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops Or, throne, wood of Lebanon.

of the night, 10 He made the pillars thereof of silver, the 3 I have put off my coat; e how shall I put it on ? Luke 11,9 k Rev.& 12 bottom thereof of gold, the covering of it of purple ; } I have washed my feet; how shall I defile them?

the midst thereof being paved with love for the daugh- 4 My beloved put in his ' hand by the hole of the Luke 11,
ters of Jerusalem.

door, and my bowels were moved for him.
11 Go forth, Oye daughters of Zion, and behuld 5 1 rose up to open to my beloved ; and my hands

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king Solomon with the crown wherewith his 'mother dropped with myrrh, and my fingers with sweet-smell-

crowned him in the day of his "espousals, and in }ing myrrh, upon the handles of the lock.
the day of the gladness of his heart.

61 s opened to my beloved ; but my beloved had g Ps. 24, 7. CHAPTER IV.

withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul "failed Mat. 26, Christ setteth forth the graces of the church. when he spake; I sought him, but I could not find B

EHOLD, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou him; I called him, but he gave me no' answer.

art fair; thou hast a doves' eyes within thy} 7 The watchmen that went about the city found 51 Cor 11, locks : thy hair is as a flock of goats that appear from me, they ksmote me, they wounded me; the keepers k Jer. 18,18. mount Gilead.

of the walls took away my vail from me.
2 Thy teeth are like a flock of sheep that are even 8 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye

dshorn, which came up from the washing; whereof find my beloved, that ye tell him, that I am sick of James 3,16 every one bear twins, and none is barren among them. love.

3 Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, and thy 9 What is thy beloved 'more than another beloved, 1 Isa. 63, 18. e Col. 4, 6. speech is comely: thy temples are like a piece of a thou "fairest among women ? what is thy beloved 1 Tim.@ pomegranate within thy locks.

more than another beloved, that thou dost so charge us. 4 Thy neck is like the 'tower of David, builded 10 My beloved is white and ruddy, the och efest (sh. 65, 1, 2 for an armoury, whereon there hang a thousand among ten thousand. bucklers, all shields of mighty men.

11 His head is as the most fine gold ; his locks are Rev. 19, 11. 5 Thy two 6 breasts are like two young roes that bushy, and black as a raven: are twins, which feed among the lilies.

12 His eyes are as the eyes of a doves by the rivers 6 Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, of waters washed with milk, and fitly set: 2 Pet. 1,1? I will get me to the mountain of myrrh, and to the 13 His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweet hill of frankincense.

flowers; his lips like lilies, dropping 'sweet-smelling rLuke 4,22 7 Thou art all fair, my love; there is 'no spot in myrrh: thee.

14 His hands are as gold rings set with the beryl ; k Rev. 21, 2

8 Come with me from Lebanon," my spouse, with his belly is as bright ivory overlaid with sapphires: Luke 1,72. me from Lebanon : look from the top of Amana, 15 His legs are as pillars of marble set upon from the top of Shenir and Hermon, from the lions sockets of fine gold ; his countenance is as Lebanon, kesa

. OS. Rev. 17,14. ' dens, from the mountains of the leopards.

excellent as the cedars : 9 Thou hast + ravished my heart, my sister, my 16 His mouth is † most sweet; yea, he is alto- svetnesser

, more commodo spouse; thou hast ravished my heart with one of gether † lovely: This is my beloved, and this is my thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck.

friend, o daughters of Jerusalem. | Heb. loves, 10 How fair is thy + love, my sister, my spouse!

CHAPTER VI. how much better is thy love than wine! and the

The church professeth her faith in Christ. smell of thine ointments than all spices !

among beloved turned honey and milk are under thy tongue; and the smell aside, that we may seek him with thee? m Rev.19,8. of "thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon. 2 My beloved is gone down into his garden, to the & 4, 4.

12 A garden "enclosed is my sister, my spouse; a beds of spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather Mar. 13 spring oshut up, a P fountain sealed.

lilies. 13 Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, 3 I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine: he 22. Cor.1, with pleasant fruits ; camphire, with spikenard ; feedeth among the lilies.

14 Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, 4 I Thou art beautiful, () my love, as Tirzah;

with all trees of frankincense ; myrrh and aloos, comely as Jerusalem ; terrible as an army with { 1 Cor. 12, with all the 'chief spices :

banners.
15 A fountain of gardens, a well of a living waters, 5 Turn away thine eyes from me, for they have
and streams from Lebanon.

overcome me: thy hair is as a flock of goats that : Num. 21, 16 1 Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; appear from Gilead :

blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may 6 Thy teeth are as a flock of sheep, which go up Eph. 12 i

Rom.8, 22. flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and from the washing, whereof every one beareth twins,
Isa. 5, 2 3. cat his pleasant fruits.

} and there is not one barren among them.
CHAPTER V.

7 As a piece of a pomegranate are thy temples Christ awaketh the church with his calling.

within thy locks. AM come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: 8 There are threescore qucens, and fourscore 11,3 .

I have gathered my myrrh with my spice, I concubines, and virgins without number. 39n. 1, 17. have eaten my honey-comb with my honey ; I have 9 Mv dove, my undefiled, is but one : she is the Eph. 616

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The church's graces .

ISAIAH.

Her love to Christ.
Deforecnly one of her mother, she is the choice one of her and the pomegranates bud forth : thore will I give Before

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that bare her: the daughters saw her, and blessed thee P my loves.

her; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they } 13 The mandrakes give a smell, and at our gates Eph. 5, 16. praised her.

are all manner of pleasant fruits, 9 new and old, 40.
10 Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, which I have "laid up for thee, O my beloved.
fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as

CHAPTER VIII.
an army with banners ?

i The love of the church to Christ....8 The calling of the Gentiles. "1 Cor. 2, 4.

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breasts of ! I 50. Isa. 13,4 flourished, and the pomegranates budded.

without, I would kiss thee; yea! I should not be 12 Or ever I was aware, my soul made me like the despised. ! Ps. 92, 12, chariots of Ammi-nadib.

2 I would lead thee, and bring thee into my cIsa. 60, 11. 13 " Return, return, O Shulamite ; return, return,{"mother's house, who would instruct me: I would m Hosea 1, that we may look upon thee. What will ye see in cause thee to drink of spiced wine of the juice of my

the Shulamite? As it were the company of two pomegranate. n Ex. 32, 1. armies.

3 His left hand should be under my head, and his e ch. 2,6 CHAPTER VII.

right hand should embrace me.

4 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that ye OW beautiful are thy a feet with shoes, O prince's stir not up, nor awake my love, until he please.

5 (Whois this that cometh up from the wilderness, ( Rev. 12, 6. 92. Cor. 4, els, the work of the hands of a cunning workman: leaning upon her beloved ?) I raised thee

2 Thy navel is like a round goblet, which wanteth the apple-tree: there thy mother brought thee forth; isetes, ja not liquor ; thy belly is like a heap of wheat set} there she brought thee forth that bare thee. about with lilies :

6 Set me as a seal upon thinc heart, asa seal upon h 2 Tim. 2 3 Thy two breasts are like two young roes that thine i arm : for love is strong as death ; jealousy is

cruel as the grave: the coals thereof ure coals of fire, 12, 13, 18 4 Thy neck is as a tower of ivory ; thine eyes which hoth a most vehement flame.

like the fish-pools in Heslbon, by the gate of Bath- 7 Many waters * cannot quench luve, neither can k Mat 7, 27. { Isa. 11, 3. rabbim : thy nose is as tlie tower of Lebanon, which the floods drown it: if a man would give all the sub- Rom. 8, 39. looketh toward Damascus:

stance of his house for love, it would utterly be 5 i'hint: head upon thee is like Carmel, and the hair contemned. E., Jolin 1:4, of thine head like purple : the King is held in the 8 We have 'a little sister, and she hath no breasts: 1 Eph. 1,10 galleries.

what shall we do for our sister in the day when she
6 How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, "for shall be "spoken for?
delights!

9 If she be a "wall, we will build upon her oa palace
7 This thy stature is like to a ' palm-tree, and thy of silver : and if she be a door, we will enclose her 12, 14, 19.
breasts to clusters of grapes.

with boards of cedar.
8 I said, I will go up to the palm-tree, I will take 10 I am a wall, and my treasts like towers: then

hold of the bouglis thereof: now also thy breasts was I in his eyes as one that found † favour. * Isa. 66,11. shall be as clusters of the vine, and the smell of 11 Solomon had a P vineyard at Laal-hamon; he kom. 5, 1, thy nose like apples;

let out the vineyard unto keepers: every one for the
9 And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine for fruit thereof was to bring a thousand pieces of silver. $3.

my beloved, that goeth down sweetly, causing the 12 My vineyard, which is mine, is before me: thou, Rev. 2, 1. *** Acts 2,4, m lips of those that are asleep to speak.

304 Solomon, must have a thousand, and those that 9 Mat. 21, IJ l I am my beloved's, and his desire is toward keep the fruit thereof two hundred.

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11 Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field;panions hearken to thy voice : cause me to hear it.
let us lodge in ihe villages.

14 Make haste, my beloved, and be thou like Rev.22
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T 1 The BOOK of the Prophet ISAIAH.
CHAPTER I.

they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the
Isa ah complaineth of Judah for her rebellion. Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away
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THE vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he backward.

*saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem, in the 5 Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will n Jer. 9,5 days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings revolt more and more. The whole head is sick, and of Judah.

the whole heart faint.
2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, earth; for the 6 From the i sole of the foot even unto the head i 2 Chr. 29
Lord hath "spoken: I have nourished and brought there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises,
up children, and they have rebelled against me: and putrefying sores: they have not been closed,

3 The "oxknoweth his owner, and the ass his mas- neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.
ter's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth 7 Your country is'desolate, yourcities are "burnedPs. 107,
not consider.

with fire : your land, strangers devour it in your pres-
4 Ah, sinful nation, a people'laden with iniquity, ence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers. 23, 25.
6 a seed of evil-doers, children that are corrupters! 8 And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a

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Isarah exhorteth Judah to repentance :

CHAPTER II. .

He prophesieth of Christ's kingdom. Before, vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a { of it as a spark, and they shall both burn together, Beloru CHRIST cir. 700. Il besieged city,

and none shall e quench them. 9. Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a

CHAPTER II. ed, or, wal very small remnant, we should have been oas Sodom, Isaiah prophesieth the coming of Christ's kingdom. ser. 4, 17. and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.

Rev. , 10 Hear the word of the LORD, me Frulers of THE word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw con-cher.in

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cerning Judah and Jerusalem. 2. Roni. S, Sodom; give ear ? unto the law of our God, ye 2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that Boler.23, people of Gomorrah :

the mountain of the Lord's house shall be establish11 To what purpose is the 'multitude of youred in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted

sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of} above the hills; d and all nations shall flow unto it. Pa Job the burnt-offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; 3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, Ezek

. 16,46. and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the c Zee. C. N 9 Mat. 22, lambs, or of he-goats.

house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of 12 When ye come to appear before me, who hath his ways, and we will walk in his paths : for 8 out of * required this at your hand to tread my courts? Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the 47.

13 Bring no more " vain oblations : incense is an Lord from Jerusalem. abomination unto me: the new moons and sabbaths, 4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall safat

. 23, 1 Jer. 7, 22. the calling of assemblies, * I cannot away with: it is i rebuke many people ; and they shall beat their u Mal 15, 9. iniquity, even the solemn meeting.

swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning- 8, 9. 14 Your new-moons and your appointed feasts my { hooks : nation shall not lift up sword against nation, k Hob. 2 is.

soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am í neither shall they 'learn war any more. y Zec. 11, 8. 2 weary to bear them.

5 O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in kex, 10.20. 15 And when ye spread forth your hands I will them light of the LORD. * hide mine eyes from you ; yea when ve make many 6 Therefore thou hast " forsaken thy people, the n Rom. 11, prayers I will not hear: "your hands are full of blood. house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the 20.

16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the east, and are soothsayers like the Philistines, and c Jer. 4, 14 evil of your doings from before mine eyes ; cease to they please themselves in the children of strangers. o Jer. 16, 2.

Their land also is full of Psilver and gold, neither p Ps.62 :9. 17 Learn to do well : seek o judgment, relieve the is there any end of their treasures; their land is also Mic.s, i!. - Mat.23, oppressed ; judge the fatherless; plead for the widow. full of horses, neither is there any end of their chariots. 18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith

8 Their land also is fuil of idols: they worship q Jer. 2, 2 . the LORD: Though your sins be as scarlet, they the 'work of their own hands, that which their own r Rev. 9,20. E Rev. 1, 14 shall be as 6 white as snow; though they be red like { fingers have made. crimson, they shall be as wool.

9 And the mean man boweth down, and the great 19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not, s ch. 27, 11 good of the land :

10 Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, i Rev.6, 13. 20 But if ye refyse and rebel, ye shall be devoured for "fear of the Lord,and for the glory of his majesty, u Hes. 12 Titus 1,2 with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath 11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and 2 spoken it.

the haughtiness of men shall be * bowed down, and
21 How is the faithful city become ka harlot! it the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.
was full of judgment: righteousness lodged in it; 12 For the day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon
but now I murderers.

every one that is y proud and lofty, and upon every y Ps. 110, 5.
22 Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed one that is lifted up, and he shall be brought low ;
with water :

13 And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are 23 Thy "princes cre rebellious, and companions high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan,

of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth 14 And upon all the high mountains, and upon i. Nicah 2, 3. after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither { all the hills ihat are lifted up,

doth the cause of the widow come unto them. 15 And upon every high tower, and upon every

24 Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts, fenced wall,

the mighty One of Israel, P Ah, I will ease me of p Lam. S,

16 And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon hea Tz mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies : all pleasant pictures.

25 And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely 17 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, M. purge away thy dross, and take away all thy 'tin: and the haughtiness of men shall be made lov7; and ech. 8, 15.

26 And 'I will ® restore thy judges as at the first, the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day. Phil. 2, 9. and thy counsellors as at the beginning : afterward 18 And the idols he shall utterly abolish. ch.60, 17, thou shalt be called. The city of righteousness, The 19 And they shall go into the ' holes of the rocks, ę Zech. 18, faithful city.

and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, 27 Zion shall be " redeemed with judgment, and and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth 6 to fő her converts with righteousness.

shake terribly the earth.
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of the sinners shall be together, and they that forsake and his idols of gold, which they made each one for 21, 22.
the LORD shall be consumed.

himself to worship, to the moles, and to the bats; 29 For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which 21 To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the + Rev. 9,21.

ye have desired, and ye shall be confounded for the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the Lord, and
gardens that ye have chosen.

{for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake
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30 For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth, { terribly the earth.

h Ps. 1 46,5 and as a garden that hath no water.

22 Cease ye from man, whose ' breath is in his Jer. 17, &. 31 And the strong shall be as tow, and the makers nostrils; for wherein is he to be accounted of?

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