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ISAIAH.

Of confidence in God. 15 Wherefore glorify ye the LORD in the fires, 11 And he shall 'spread forth his hands in the Before even the name of the LORD God of Israel in the isles midst of them, as he that swimmeth spreadeth forth cir. 112 of the sea.

his hands to swim, and he shall bring down their 2 Job 1, 2

16 From the butternt part of the earth have we pride together with the spoils of their hands. * Nal. 1, 11. heard songs, even glory to the righteous. But I said, 12 And the fortress of the high fort of thy walls tch. 15, 1.

My leanness, my leanness, wo unto me! the treach-{ shall he bring down, lay low,and bring to the ground,

erous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, the even to the dust. a Psal. 60, treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.

CHAPTER XXVI. 17 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, A song inciting to confidence in God for his judgments. e Jer. 5, 11. O inhabitant of the earth.

N 18 And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth In that day shall this song be sung in the land of a

Judah ; We have a strong city : salvation will b Mat 16, from the noise of the fear shall fall into the 'pit; and God appoint for walls and bulwarks. he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be 2 Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation chap taken in the snare: for the 8 windows from on high which e keepeth the truth may enter in.

. are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake. 3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose Rev.21, 21

19 The earth is utterly broken down, the earth mind is 6 stayed on thee; because he trusteth in thee. Rev. 21, is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly. 4 Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the LORD

20 The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard,{JEHOVAH is everlasting strength. and shall be removed like a cottage; and the trans- 5 For he bringeth down them that dwell on high; 19. mama

gression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall the lofty city he layeth it low: he layeth it low, everi 1 Rev. 19, fall, and 'not rise again.

to the ground; he bringeth it even to the dust.

; 21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the 6 The foot shall tread it down, even the i feet of 12 Chr. 5, k Rev. 19, LORD shall punish the host of the "high ones that are the poor, and the steps of the needy.

i Josh. 16 on high, and the 'kings of the earth upon the earth. 7 The way of the just is kuprightness: thou, most 2

22 And they shall be "gathered together as prison- { upright, dost' weigh the path of the just. m Nov. 16, ers are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in 8 Yea, in " the way of ihy judgments, O LORD, \ Psal. 18,

the prison, and after many days shall they be visited. have we waited for thee; the desire of our soul is to

23 Then the moon shall be confounded, and the thy name, and to the remembrance of thee.

sun ashamed, when the Lord of hosts shall reign 9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; mch. 64, 5. v ev14, 1. in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: ancients, gloriously.

for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabit- o Song 3 1. CHAPTER XXV.

ants of the world will p learn righteousness.
The prophet praiseth God for his judgments and salvation. 10 Let · favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will

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I will praise thy name: for thou hast doneness will he deal' unjustly, and will not behold the Acts 3,13 5.2 Cor. 4, wonderful things; thy counsels of old are faithful-} majesty of the LORD. ness and truth.

11 LORD, when thy hand is lifted up, they will 2 For thou hast made of a city a "heap ; of a ' not see: but they shall see, and be ashamed for 13. & 16, ia defenced city a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no their envy at the people ; yea, the fire of thine ene- i. Jer 51, city; it shall never be built.

mies shall devour them. 3 Therefore shall the strong people & glorify thee, 12 LORD, thou wilt " ordain peace for us : for John 16 lev. 11, the city of the 'terrible nations shall fear thee. thou also hast wrought all our works in us.

4 For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a 13 O Lord our God, other lords besides thee a Lam. $, & strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from have had dominion over us ; but by thee Yonly will is-sal. 73,

. the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast { we make mention of thy name. 8. & 32, 2 of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall. 14 They are dead, they shall not live; they are ? Psal. ss,

5 Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers deceased, they shall not rise: therefore hast thou

as the heat in a dry place; even the heat with the visited and destroyed them, and made all their h chap. 13, shadow of a cloud: the branch of the terrible ones memory to perish. . shall be brought low.

15 Thou hast increased the nation, O LORD, thou 6 And in this 'mountain shall the Lord of hosts hast increased the nation : thou art glorified ; thou

make unto * all people a feast of fat things, a feast hadst removed it far unto all the bends of the earth. MaL 28, Dan. 7, 14. of wines on the lees; of fat things full of marrow, 16 Lord, in trouble have they visited thee; they Hosen & of wines on the lees well refined.

poured out a prayer when thy chastening was upon 7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of them. 1.John 12 the 'covering cast over all people, and the vail that 17 Like as a woman with child, that draweth near 2.Cor. 3, 15. is spread over all nations.

the time of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out 8 He will n swallow up death in victory; and the in her pangs; d so have we been in thy sight, O LORD..Acts 14, mn Hosea 13, Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces ; 18 We have been with child, we have been in pain, James 1, 2 5.Cor . 15, and the rebuke of his people shall he take away we have as it were brought forth wind; we have e ch. 57, from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it. { not 'wrought any deliverance in the earth, neither spa.e9, s.

9 And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our have the inhabitants of the world fallen. of Tim.6, God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: 19 Thy & dead men shall live, together with my Ezek. 37

this is the Lord; we have waited for him, we will dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye Dan. 13, ? 2 Tutusan be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of Rev. 11, 11. 10 For in this mountain shall the hand of the LORD herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead. Mal. 4, 8 rest, and Moab shall be trodden down under him, 20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy "cham- h Mat , even as straw is trodden down for the dunghill. bers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it

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CHAPTER XXVII....XXVIII.

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eth upon it seeth, while it is yet in his hand he %eat21 For, behold, the LORD "cometh out of his place eth it up:

to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their in- 5 In that day shall the Lord of hosts be for a Jude ver. iquity: the earth also shall disclose her 'blood, and crown of glory, and for a diadem of beauty, unto the 1837 shall no more cover her slain.

residue of his people; CHAPTER XXVII.

6 And for a i spirit of judgment to him that sitteth i ch, 28 God's chastisements differ from judgments. in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the 18,85 IN that day the LORD, with his sore, and great, and " battle to the gate.

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7 But 'they also have merred through wine, and mJer. 5, cing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent;{ through strong drink are out of the way : the priest Rev. 17, 2 and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea. and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they

2 In that day sing ye unto her, A vineyard of red are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way 1 Ps. 121, 4. wine.

through strong drink ; they err in "vision, they stum- Jer. 14:14 3 1 the Lord do "keep it; I will water it every ble in judgment. r Phil. 2,13. moment; lest any hurt it, I will keepit night and day. 8 For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so

4 Fury is not in me: who would set the briers that there is no place clean. ? Sam. 23, and "thorns against me in battle? I would go through 9°Whom shall he teach knowledge and whom Jer. 6, 10 them, I would burn them together.

shall he make to understand doctrine? them P that are 5 Or let him 'take hold of my strength, that he weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. Cor. 14, may make peace with me; and he shall make peace 10 For precept must be upon precept, precept

upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a 1. G. 6 He all cause them that come of Jacob to little,and there a little : Ezek. ss k take root : Israel shall blossom and bud, and 'fill 11 For with 'stammering lips, and another tongue, Dan. 2,85. the face of the world with fruit.

will he speak to this people. 7 Hath he smitten him, as he smote those that 12 To whom he said. This is the frest wherewith Jer. 5, 15.

smote him ? or is he slain according to the slaughter {ye may cause " the. weary to rest; and this is the n Ps. 75, 8. of them that are slain by him?

refreshing : yet they would not hear.
8° In measure, when it shooteth forth, thou wilt 13 But the word of the LORD was unto them, pre- 50, 15
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line, line upon líne; here a little, and there a little : Mat !!,
9 By this, therefore, shall the iniquity of Jacob be that they might *go, and fall backward, and be
q 1 Cor. 11, ".purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his broken, and snared, and taken.
sin ; when he maketh all the stones of the altar as

14 Wherefore hear the word of the Lord, ye Ezek. 21,
chalk-stones that are beaten in sunder, the groves' scornful men, that rule this people which is in Je-
and images shall not stand up.

rusalem:
10 Yet the defenced city shall be desolate, and the 15 Because ye have said, We have made a cove- z ch. S, 10.
habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there {nant with death, and with hell ar we at agreement; 1 Kings
shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it 21, 30.
consume the branches thereof.

shall not come unto us : for we have made olies our
11 When the boughs thereof are withered, they refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves. Thes. 2,
5 Mac, 3, 12. shall be broken off: the women come and set them'on 16 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, 'I
fire; for it is a people of no understanding; therefore { lay in Zion for a ° foundation a stone, a tried stone,

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, Luke 19, 43, he that made them will not have mercy on them, a precious corner-stone, a sure foundation : he that

and he that formed them will shew them no favour. believeth shall 6 not make haste.
12 And it shall come to pass in that day that the 17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and "right-5

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Lord shall beat off from the channel of the river unto eousness to the plummet; and the hail shall sweep Rev. 19,2.
L 1,5: the stream of Egypt, and ye shall be gathered one by away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall over-
Chix24, 32 one, Oye children of Israel.

flow the hiding-place.
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the 18 And your covenant with death shall be disan-
great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come nulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand;
which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, i rer. 14

and the outcasts in the y land of Egypt, and shall then ye shall be i trodden down by it. Zech. 14, ? Worship the Lord in the holy mount at Jerusalem. 19* From the time that it goeth forth it shall take keb. 55, 6. CHAPTER XXVIII.

you : for morning by morning shall it pass over, by Christ, the sure foundation, is promised.

day and by night; and it shall be a vexation only to Ich, 9, 11 O to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of understand the report.

Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading 20 For the bed is shorter than that a man can m Jer. ?, & Rev. 17,2 flower, which are on the head of the efat valleys of stretch himself on it; and the covering narrower them that are overcome with wine!

than that he can wrap himself in it. 2 Behold, the Lord hath a mighty and strongone, 21 For the LORD shall rise up as in "mount Pe- 12.0h. 10, X. 18, a which, as a tempest of hail, and a destroying storm, razim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, peh. 19, 14.

as a flood of mighty waters overflowing, shall cast that he may do his work, his P strange work; and Lemos down to the earth with the hand.

bring to pass his act, his strange act. 3 The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, 22 Now, therefore, be ye not mockers, lest your 9 ch. 5, 19. shall be trodden under feet.

bands be made strong: for I have heard from the Lev. 26, 4 And the glorious brauty which is on the head of Lord God of hosts a consumption, even determined, Ps. ,". * *16. the fat valley shall be a fading flower, and as the 'hasty { upon the whole earth.

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ISAIAH.

Sanctification promised to the godly. 23 Give ye ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and } from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the hear my speech.

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25 When he hath made plain the face thereof, { work and a wonder, for the wisdom of their wise u Rom. 1, doth he not cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the men shall perish, and the understanding of their pru- i col. 19 cummin, and cast in the principal wheat, and the dent men shall be hid. appointed barley, and the rye, in their place ?

15 Wo unto them that seek * deep to hide their 26 For his God doth instruct him to discretion, counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the and doth teach him.

dark, and they say, 'Who seeth us? and who know- y Ps. 94, 7. 27 For the fitches are not threshed with a thresh-eth us? ing instrument, neither is a cart-wheel turned about 16 Surely your turning of things upside down 2.1 Kings upon the cummin; but the fitches are beaten out shall be esteemed as the potter's clay: for shall the 12 26. with a staff, and the cummin with a rod.

work a say of him that made it, He made me not ? a ch. 45, 8. 28 Bread-corn is bruised; because he will not ever or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, * Ps. 108,9. be * threshing it, nor break it with the wheel of his He had no understanding ?

9. y Micah 4, cart, nor bruise it with his Y horsemen.

17 Is it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon 12 29 This also cometh forth 2 from the LORD of shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful 2 i Cor. 3, hosts, which is a wonderful in counsel, and excellent field shall be esteemed as a forest? a Jol 5, 11. in working,

18 And in that day shall the " deaf hear the words d Luke 4, CHAPTER XXIX.

of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out A promise of sanctification to the godly.

of obscurity, and out of darkness. O to || Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David 19 The meek also shall increase their joy in the " Mat. 11,5

dwelt! a add ye year to year; let them kill Lord, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the sacrifices.

Holy One of Israel. 2 Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heavi-} 20 For the terrible one is brought to nought, and 12 a tx. 23,14. ness and sorrow : and it shall be unto me as Ariel. { the scorner is consumed, and all that 'watch for iPa 10,9 b

. 3 And I will camp against thee round about, and iniquity are cut off:

will lay siege against thee with a mount, and I will 21 That make a man an offender for a word, and k Mat. 22, sch. 5, 6.& raise forts against thee.

lay a snare for him that 'reproveth in the gate, and 4 And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak turn aside the just for a thing of nought. out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of 22 Therefore thus saith the LORD, who redeemthe dust, and thy voice shall be as of one that hath aed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob, Jacob 2.

d familiar spirit out of the ground, and thy speech shall not now be ashamed, neither shall his face chap. &, 19. shall whisper out of the dust.

now wax pale. 5 Moreover, the multitude of thy strangers shall 23 But when he seeth his children, the P work of o1 Cor. be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible mine hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify ones shall be as shaff that passeth away ; yea, it my name, and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall be at an instant suddenly.

shall fear the God of Israel. 6 Thou shalt be visited of the LORD of hosts with 24 They also that erred in spirit shall come to un- q Luke 15, 113,41, 6. 'thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with derstanding, and they that ' murmured shall "learn Zech, 11, 1. storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire. doctrine. 7 And the multitude of all the nations that fight

CHAPTER XXX. against Ariel, even all that fight against her and her 18 God's mercies towards his church....27 The destruction of ha Ps. 37,20. munition, and that distress her, shall be as a dream

Assyria. of a night-vision.

O to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, 8 It shall even be as when a hungry man dreameth,

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that "take counsel, but not of me; and that a Pr. 3,7 and, behold, he eateth; but heawaketh, and his soul cover with a covering, but not of my Spirit, that they is empty. or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, may badd sin to sin: behold, he drinketh; but he awaketh, and, behold,he is 2 That walk to go down into Egypt, and have c ch.31, 1. faint and his soul hath 'appetite: so shall the multitude not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves , Josh. of all

the nations be that fight against mount Zion. in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow 11. 9 Stay yourselves and wonder; cry ye out, and of Egypt!

cry: they are drunken, but not with wine ; they 3 Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be in Ror). 12, stagger, but not with strong drink.

your 'shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt 10 For the LORD hath poured out upon you the your confusion. · a Ps.69 22. "spirit of deep sleep, and hath "closed your eyes: the 4 For his 5 princes were at

Zoan, and his am- 5 ch. 57, 2 prophets and your rulers, the seers, hath he covered. bassadors came to Hanes.

11 And the vision of all is become unto you as the 5 They were all ashamed of a people that could 9. A1.II, words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to not profit them, nor be a help nor profit, but a 10.

one that is ° learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee:{ shame, and also a reproach. 11. & 16, 17. and he saith, P I cannot'; for it is a sealed.

6 The burden of the beasts of the south: Into the 12 And the book is delivered to him that is not land of trouble and anguish, from whence come Her. 3, 1. learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, the young and old lion, the viper and fiery flying my chap. 11,

. John?, I am not learned.

serpent, they will carry their riches upon the shoulders 13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this of young asses, and their treasures upon the bunches biznek. ss," people draw near me with their mouth, and with their of camels, to a people that shall not profit them. dlae. 15, 8. lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far 7 For the Egyptians shall help in "vain, and to no n Jer. 37

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CHAPTER XXXI.

The vanity of trusting in Egypt. purpose: therefore have I cried concerning this, Their Lord bindeth up the breach of his people, and healeth cir. 713. strength is 'to sit still.

the stroke of their wound. 8 Now go, write it before them in a table, and note 27 Behold, the name of the Lord cometh from far, Hosea 3, 13. it in Pa book, that it may be for the time to come for burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is 12 ever and ever;

heavy ; ' his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue c 2 Ther. 1, 9 That this is a rebellious people, "lying children, as a devouring fire: q Acts 7,51.

children that will not hear the law of the Lord : 28 And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall a Rev. 19.

10 Which say to the seers, See not: and to the reach to the midst of the neck, to sift the nations with sJer. 11,21

. prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things; speak the sieve of vanity: and there shall be a bridle in the S. Micah 2 6. unto us smooth things, prophesy * deceits : jaws of the people, causing them to err. 1 Jer. 5, 31. 11 Get ye ' out of the way, turn aside out of the 29 Ye shall have a 'song, as in the night when

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one goeth with a pipe to come into the mountain of 12 Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, the LORD, to the Mighty One of Israel. Tim. 4, 1, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression 30 And the LORD shall cause his glorious voice" to 21. Nev. 17, 2. and perverseness, and stay thereon :

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arm, b Ps. 29. 3. 13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant. ihail-stones.

14 And he shall break it as the breaking of the 31 For through the voice of the Lord shall the Rev. 16, 21. potter's vessel that is broken in pieces; he shall not } * Assyrian be beaten down, which smote with a rod. kch. 10,5

. z Ezek. 9,5. spare : so that there shall ? not be found in the burst- 32 And 'in every place where the grounded staff Micah 6, 5. a ch. 47,14. ing of it aa sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to shall pass, which the Lord shall lay upon him, it shall 1 Zech. 9, 1. take water withal out of the pit.

be with " tabrets and harps : and in battles of shaking 15 For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of} will he fight with it. by ch. 7, 4. Israel, in returning and rest shall ye be saved ; in 33 For TM Tophet is ordained of old; yea, for the ndosh. 15, c Rom. 5, 5. quietness and in confidence shall be your strength ; king it is prepared : he hath made it deep and large; and ye would not.

the pile thereof is fire and much wood : the breath of ch. 37, 38, 16 But ye said, "No; for we will flee upon horses; {ine Lord, like a Pstream of brimstone, doth kindle it. Po lev. 14, e Jer.11, 16. therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the

CHAPTER XXXI.
swift ; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift. The prophet sheweth the cursed folly in trusting to Egypt.
17" One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one; O to them that go down to Egypt for help and a Deut. 17,

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very strong: but they look not unto the Holy One of
18 And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may Israel, neither seek the LORD!
be gracious unto you ; and therefore will he be ex- 2 Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil, and will Hosea'2, 7:

alted, that he may have mercy upon you ; for the not call back his words : but will arise against the Habe 3,19 Lord is a "God of judgment : ' blessed are all they house of the evil-doers, and against the help of them uid

. 1 Jer. 7, 7. that wait for him.

that work iniquity. 19 For the people shall * dwell in Zion at Jerusa- 3 Now the Egyptians are o men, and 'not God; d Zech. 1, 19. tech.cos, lem ; thou shalt weep no more: he will be very gra- and their horses flesh, and not spirit. When the Lord

cious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when he shall stretch out his hand, both he that helpeth shall $Ezek. 36, shall hear it, he will answer thee.

fall, and he that is holpen shall fall down, and they 4. 20 And though the Lord give you the bread of all shall fail together.

adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy 4 For thus hath the Lord 6 spoken unto me, Like APs: 73, 8. teachers be removed into a corner any more, but as "the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey, g ch. 57, 35. thine eyes shall see thy teachers :

when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against Jer. 2.13 21 And thine 'ears shall hear a word behind thee, him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase

saying, This is the P way, walk ye in it, when ye turn himself for the noise of them : so shall the Lord of p Phil. 1, 6. to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left. hosts come down to fight for 'mount Zion, and for the i Obadiah

22 Ye shall · defile also the covering of thy gravenhill thereof. images of silver, and the ornament of thy molten 5 As " birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts 'de- k Mat. 23,

images of gold : thou shalt cast them away as a men- {fend Jerusalem ; defending also he will deliver it, and * Hos. 14,8. struous cloth; thou shalt say unto it, 'Get thee hence. passing over he will preserve it.

23 · Then shall he give the rain of thy seed, that 6 - Turn ye unto him from whoin the cbildren of

thou shalt sow the ground withal; and bread of the Israel have decply revolted. 4 P$. 36,6 increase of the earth, and it shall be fat and plenteous: 7 For in that day every man shall " cast away lijs n ch. 27, 4 1 Cor. 9, 9 in that day shall thy + cattle feed in large pastures. idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which your own

24 The "oxen likewise, and the young asses that hands have made unto you for a sin. x ch. 11,6. ear the ground, shall eat *clean provender which hath 8 Then shall the Assyrian fall with the Psword, not p clu. 37, 548 Rom. 8, 21. been windowed with the shovel and with the fan. of a mighty man; and the sword, not of a mean man,

25 And there shall be upon every high mountain, shall devour him : but he shall flee from the sword, K20:1

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, and upon every high hill, rivers and streams of waters and his young men shall be discomfited. & 19, 17, in the day of the great sk Ehter, when the towers fall. 9 And he shall pass over to his strong hold for fear, 1 ch.24, 23.

26 Moreover, the ling off the moon shall be as the and his princes shall be afraid of the ensign, saith the & 60, 19, 20 light of the sun, pand the ght of the sun shall be a sev-LORD, whose fire is in Zion, and his "furnace in Mbak 19,2 enfold, as the lis and theren days, in the day that the Jerusalem,

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ISAIAH.

The privileges of the godly. CHAPTER XXXII.

{for thee: be thou 'their arm every morning, our sal- Before 1 The blessings of Christ's kingdom....9 Desolation is fore

vation also in the time of trouble.
shewn.
3 At the noise of the tumult the people 8 fled ; at

[ Jer. 17, 5.
EHOLD, a King, shall reign in righteousness, the listing up of thyself the nations were · scattered.
and princes shall rule in judgment.

4 And your spoil shall be gathered like the gather- kev. 6, 16. 2 And || a man shall be as a hiding-place from the ing of the caterpillar: as the running to and fro of b Dan 2.36 1 Or, that wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of locusts shall he run upon them. acts 17, 31. water in a dry place; as the shadow of a great rock 5 The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on Rev. 11, cJolin 7,37. in a weary land.

high: he hath filled Zion with judgment and right-
3 And the eyes of them that see shall not be a dim; eousness.
and the ears of them that hear shall hearken.

6 And 'wisdom and knowledge shall be the stabil- 10ol. 1, 8.
4 The heart also of the rash shall understand knowl- Žity of thy times, and strength of salvation : the fear
edge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready of the Lord is his " treasure.
to speak plainly.

7 Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without; the

; 5 The vile person shall be no more called lib-{"ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly. (Mal. 3, 18. eral, nor the churl said to be bountiful.

8 The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man 6 For the vile person will speak villany, and his ceaseth : ° he hath broken the covenant, he hath heart will work iniquity, to practice hypocrisy, and top despised the cities, he regardeth no man. utter error against the Lord, to make empty the soul 9 The earth mourneth and languisheth ; Lebanon P.2 Chr. 82, of the hungry; and he will cause the "drink of the is ashamed and hewn down; Sharon is like a wilthirsty to fail.

derness; and Bashan and Carmel shake off their 20. 7 'The instruments also çf the churl are evil : he fruits. Mut. 15, "deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with 10 ' Now will I rise, saith the LORD; now will I

lying words, even when the needy spcaketh right. be exalted; now will I lift up myself.

8 But the liberal "deviseth 'liberal things; and by 11 Ye shall · conceive chaff; ye shall bring forth Ps. 31,2 liberal things shall he stand.

stubble: your breath as fire shall devour you. 9 Rise up, ye women that are at ease; hear my 12 And the people shall be as the 'burnings of lime; 20. . Deut. 28, voice, ye careless daughters ; give ear unto my as thorns cut up shall they be burned in the fire. Ainus 6, 1. speech.

13 Hear, ye that are far off, what I have done ; u ch. 49, 1. 10 Many days and years shall ye be troubled, ye and ye that are near, acknowledge my might. careless women : for the "vintage shall fail, the gath- 14 The * sinners in Zion are afraid ; fearfulness : 2 Kings ering shall not come.

hath surprised the hypocrites: Who among ? us shall ", 87 11 Tremble, ye women that are at ease ; be troub-dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall." och. 3, 21. led, ye careless ones : ostrip ye, and make ye bare, { dwell with everlasting burnings ? and gird sackcloth upon your loins.

15 Hethat walketh Wrighteously, and speaketh up12 They shall lament P for the teats, for the pleas-rightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that 29. ant fields, for the fruitful vine.

shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stop bPs. 15, 2. 13 Upon the land of my people shall come up { peth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his cts 119, 9 thorns and briers, yea, upon all the houses of joy in eyes from seeing evil; the joyous city :

16 He shall dwell on high: his place of defence
14 Because the palaces 'shall be forsaken; the shall be the munitions of rocks; bread shall be given d Mat. 7, 24
multitude of the city shall be left; the forts and tow-him, his water shall be sure.

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ers shall be for dens for ever, a joy of wild asses, a 17 Thine eyes shall see the ® King in his beauty :
pasture of flocks ;

they shall behold the land that is very far off.
15 Until the Spirit be poured upon us from on i8 Thine heart shall "meditate terror. i Where is 5 ch. 37, 1,

high, and the wilderness be a fruitful field, and the the scribe? where is the receiver ? where is he that Leuke 24, fruitful field be counted for a forest. .

counted the towers ?
16 Then "judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, 19 Thou shalt "not see a fierce people ; a people
and righteousness remain in the fruitful field. of a deeper speech than thou canst perceive; of a

17 And the work of righteousness shall be * peace; } stammering tongue, that thou canst not understand. hom. 14, and the effect of righteousness, quietness and as- 20 Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities : 1 Ps. 48, 12

1 ; 1 Pet. 3, surance for ever.

thine eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a 18 And my people shall dwell in a peaceable tabernacle that shall not be taken down ; not one of Stat 16, habitation, and in 2 sure dwellings, and in quiet rest- the stakes thereof shall ever be removed, neither n Mat. 16, ing-places,

shall any of the cords thereof be broken.
19 When it shall hail, coming down on the forest; 21 But there the glorious LORD will be unto us a
and the city shall be low in a low place.

place of broad rivers and streams; wherein shall go " Ps. 46, 6. 20 Blessed are ye that "sow beside all waters, that no galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass o Rev. 21...

. 1 Cor.9, 9. send forth thither the feet of the Cox and the ass. thereby CHAPTER XXXIII.

22 For the LORD is our judge, the Lord is our God's judgments against the enemies of the church. plawgiver, the Lord is our king; he will save us. TO to thee that "spoilest, and thou wust not

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23 Thy tacklinys are loosed they could not well James 4, 12 spoiled ; and dealest treacherously, and they strengthen their mast; they coiile not spread the sail: q Mal. 1, 21 dealt not treacherously with thee! when thou shalt then is the prey of a gituspõil divided; the lame | Ds. 68, 12

cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled; and when thou take the prey.

shalt make an end to deal treacherously, they shall 21 And the inhabitants & Mat 1, 2 deal treacherously with thee.

t say, I am sick : s Rev 23,2

the people that dwell theri he 'forgiven their i Jer. 50,20 2 0 LORD, be gracious unto us; we have @ waited { iniquity.

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