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The church's enemies destroyed. CHAPTER XXXIV....XXXV....XXXVI. Sennacherib invadeth Judah. CHAPTER XXXIV.

2 It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even The judgments wherewith God revengeth his church. with joy and singing; the glory of Lebanon shall cir. 113 NOME near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye be given unto il, the excellency of Carmel and

people; let the earth hear, and all that is there-Sharcn; they shall see the glory of the LORD, and chap. 1, 2 in ; the world, and all things that come forth of it. the excellency of our God.

2 For the indignation of the LORD is upon 3 Strengthen ye the wcak hands, and confirm the ker. 14,12. nations, and his fury upon all their armies : he hath feeble knees. Join 3,18. utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to 4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, the slaughter.

fear not; behold, your God will come with "ven- d ch. 31, 12 3 Their slain also shall be cast out, and their geance, even God with a recompense; he will come e stink shall come up out of their carcases, and the and save you. mountains shall be melted with their blood.

5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and 18. 4 And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved, the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped: and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll : 6 Then shall the lame man leap as a hart, and the lob ,

and all their hosts shall fall down, as the leaf falleth tongue of the dumb "sing: for in the wilderness Rom. 15,12 & her. 6.15. off from the vine, and as a falling fíg from the fig-tree. ' shall waters break out, and streams in the desert. b Luke 1,

5 For my sword shall be "bathed in heaven: be- 7 And the * parched ground shall become a pool, Cor. 3, 16. Jer. 4€, 10. hold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the and the thirsty land springs of water : in the habita- i John 7,52. | Mal. 1, 2, people of my 'curse, to judgment.

{tion of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass, with k Ps. 12, 9. 2 Pet. 2, 14.

6 The sword of the Lord is filled with blood; it reeds and rushes.
is made fat with fatness, and with the blood of 8 And a highway shall be there, and a way, and

lamhs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams: it shall be called, The way of holiness; the unclean ! Rev. 21, 1 ch. 69, la for the Lord hath a sacrifice in 'Bozrah, and a great shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those : the slaughter in the land of Idumea.

wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein. 0.25, . ,

. m 7 And the Municorns shall come down with them, 9 No • lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast 20. Rev. 19, 19. and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall} shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there : but Re Pet. 5;8

be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with the redeemed shall walk there.
fatness.

10 And the ransomed of the Lord shall return, o Rev. :? 8 For it is the "day of the Lord's vengeance, and and come to Zion with songs and Peverlasting joy Kev. 11,3 the year of recompenses for the controversy of Zion. upon their heads : they shall obtain joy and gladness,

9 And the streams thereof shall be turned into and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the

CHAPTER XXXVI. land thereof shall become ?burning pitch.

1 Sennacherib' invadeth Judah....4 Rabshakeh's blasphemous 10 It shall not be quenched night nor day : the

persuasions to the people. smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from generation

it came to pass in the fourteenth year of to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass king Hezekiah, that Sennacherib king of Asthrough it for ever and ever.

syria came up against all the defenced cities of ý ch. 61, fi 11 But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess Judah, and took them. 9 ch. 24, 28. it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and he 2 And the king of Assyria sent Rabshakeh from Mod. 1, 1. shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion, and Lachish to Jerusalem, unto king Ilezekiah, with a $2. the stones of emptiness.

great army: and he stood by the conduit of the flici. 12 They shall call the f nobles thereof to the king- upper pool, in the highway of the fuller's field. Eccl. 10, 17. dom, bur none shall be there, and all her princes 3 Then came forth unto him Eliakim, Hilkiah's 4 s ch. 9, f. shall be nothing.

son, which was over the house, and Shebna the
13 And thorns shall come up in her palaces, * nettles { scribe, and Joah, Asaph's son, the recorder.
and brambles in the fortresses thereof; and it shall 4 And Rabshakeh said unto them, Say ye now to

be a habitation of dragons, and a court for owls. Hezekiah, Thus saith the great king, the king of Acts 12,3, uch 13, 21. 14 The "wild beasts of the desert shall also meet Assyria, 'What confidence is this wherein thou 23.

with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr shall trustest?
cry to his fellow; the screech-owl also shall rest 5 I say, sayest thou, (but they are but vain words,)
there, and find for herself a place of rest.

I have counsel and strength for war : now, on whom
15 There shall the great owl make her nest, and dost thou trust, that thou s rebellest against me?
lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow; there 6 Lo, thou trustest in the staff of this broken reed, Acts 3,'2.
shall the vultures also be gathered, every one with on Egypt; whereon if a man lean, it will go into his h ch.30, s.
her mate.

hand, and pierce it: so is Pharaoh king of Egypt to 16 Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and all that 'trust in him. Alal. 3, 16. read ; no one of these shall fail, none shall want her 7 But if thou say to me, We trust in the LORD our k 2 Kings

mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his God: is it not he whose "high places and whose altars John 4, 22. ySpirit it hath gathered them.

Hezekiah hath taken away, and said to Judah and to 1 Deut. :2, 17 And he hath cast the ? lot for them, and his Jerusalem, Ye shall worship before 'this altar ? hand hath * divided it unto them by line : they shall 8 Now, therefore, give pledges, I pray thee, to my

possess it for ever, from generation to generation master the king of Assyria, and I will give thee "two Pal. 20,7. b ch.60, 15. shall they dwell therein.

thousand horses, if thou be able on thy part to set CHAPTER XXXV.

riders upon them. The joyful fourishing of Christ's kingdom.

9 How then wilt thou turn away the face of one o ch.31, 1. TI THE wilderness, and the a solitary place, shall be captain of the least of my master's servants, and put të

glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and thy trust oon Egypt for chariots and for horsemen? blossom as the rose.

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Rabshakch's blasphemy

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Hezekrah's prayer. against this land to destroy it?' The Lord said unto ş unto your master, Thus saith the Lord, Be not afraid Before me, Go up against this land, and destroy it.

of the words that thou hast heard, wherewith the seril Then said Eliakim, and Shebna, and Joah, vants of the king of Assyria have ' blasphemed me. P. 79, 18.

unto Rabshakch, Speak, I pray thee, unto thy ser- 7 Behold, I will send a blast upon him; and he verse 23. i.Cor.11, vants in the Syrian language; for we understand it : shall hear a rumour, and "return to his own land; and

and speak not to us in the Jews' language, in the ears I will cause him to fall by the 'sword in his own land. Prov. 28,1. of the people that are on the wall.

8 So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of 12 But Rabshakeh said, Hath my master sent me Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard 35. to thy master and to thee, to speak these words ? that he was departed from TM Lachish.

hath he not sent me to the men that sit upon the wall, 9 And he heard say concerning Tirhakah king mch 2, 2 Ex. 15,9 that they may 'eat their own dung,and drink their of Ethiopia, He is come forth to make war with own piss with you ?

thee: and when he heard it, he sent messengers to its 13 Then Rabshakeh stood, and cried with a loud Hezekiah, saying, 5.1 Sam. 17, voice in the Jews' language, and said, Hear ye the 10 Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, Luke 1, 29.

words of the great king, the king of Assyria : saying, Let not thy God in whom thou o trustest o 2 Kings

14 Thus saith the king, Let not Hezekiah deceivedeceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be given Psal. 27,1. you; for he shall not be able to deliver you. into the hand of the king of Assyria.

15 Neither let Hezekiah make you " trust in the 11 Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Asu Ps. 22, 8. LORD, saying, The Lord will surely deliver us : syria have done to all lands, by destroying them ut

this city shall not be delivered into the hand of the terly; and shalt thou be delivered ?
king of Assyria.

12 Have the gods of the nations delivered them
16 Hearken not to Hezekiah ; for thus saith the which my fathers have destroyed, as Gozan, and

king of Assyria, Make an agreement with me by a Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden which » Sam. 11, present, and come out to me: and eat ye every one were in Telassar? Kings 24, of his vine, and every one of his fig-tree, and drink 13 Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of

ye every one the waters of his own cistern; Arpad, and t!:e king of the city of Sepharvaim, tse

17 Until I come and y take you away to a land na, and Ivah ?

like your own land, 2 a land of corn and wine, a land 14 And Hezekiah received the letter from the Deut. 8. of bread and vineyards.

hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah 18 Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying, went up unto the house of the Lord, and spread it Rom. 8, The LORD will deliver is. Hath any of the gods before the LORD.

p 2 Chr. 1, of the nations delivered his land out of the hand of 15 And Hezekiah prayed unto the LORD, saying, the king of Assyria ?

16 0 ? Lord of hosts, God of Israel, 'that dwell19 Where are the gods of Hamath and Arpad ? {est between the cherubims, thou art the God, even 9 Mat 612 where are the gods of Sepharvaim ? and have they thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou 1 Kings delivered Samaria out of my hand ?

hast made heaven and earth.
20 Who are they among all the gods of these lands 17 · Incline thinc ear, O Lord, and hear ; open s Ps. 5, 1 2
that have delivered their land out of my hand, that thine eyes, O LORD, and see ; and hear all the words Dan. 9, 18
the LORD should deliver Jerusalem out of my hand? of Sennacherib, which hath sent to reproach the liv-

21 But they " held their peace, and answered him ing God.
not a word : for the king's commandment was, say- 18 Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have
ing, Answer him not.

laid waste all the nations, and their countries,
22 Then came Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, that was 19 And have cast their gods into the fire ; for 12 Sam. S,
over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah {they were no gods, but the work of men's hands,

the son of Asaph, the recorder, to Hezekiah with their wood and stone; therefore they have destroyed them. 19. 20.** Ezra 9, clothes rent, and told him the words of Rabshakeh. 20 Now, therefore, O Lord our God, save us Jer. 10, à CHAPTER XXXVII.

from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth i Jash; 7; 8. 1. Hezekiah sendeth to Isaiah....36 An angel slayeth the may know that thou art the LORD, even thou only. & 83, 12 Assyrians.

21 - Then Isaiah, the son of Amoz, sent unto y Dan. 9, ND it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD God of Is- 20., 2.

it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself rael, Whereas thou hast prayed to me against Sen-des 24 a 2 Chr.20, with sackcloth, and went into the house of the Lord. nacherib king of Assyria :

2 And he sent Eliakim, who was over the house- 22 This is the word which the Lord hath spoken

hold, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the concerning him, The ' virgin, the daughter of Zion, z cbr 515 9.1 Sam. 7, priests covered with sackcloth, "unto Isaiah the pro-hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the Rev. 11, 4. Jam. 5, 6, phet, the son of Amoz.

daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee. a Ps. 22,7 3 And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, 23 Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and of and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and blasphemy: for the children are come to the birth, lifted up thine eyes on high ? even against the Holy P3, 2, 2, and there is not strength to bring forth.

One of Israel. 4 It may be the LORD thy God will hear the 24 By thy servants hast thou reproached the Lord, words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his and hast said, By the multitude of my chariots am i Kings an master hath sent to e reproach the living God, and I come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides 8.1413 will reprove the words which the LORD thy God of Lebanon ; and I will cut down the tall cedars hath 'heard : wherefore & lift up thy prayer for the thereof, and the choice fir-trees thereof: and I will remnant that is left.

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enter into the height of his border, and the forest of 5 So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah. & his Carmel. 6 And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say 25 'I have digged, and drunk water; and with the iz

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Sennacherib's destruction prophesied. CHAPTER XXXVIII....XXXIX.

Hezekiah's thanksgiving". Before r sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of the hand of the king of Assyria : and I will defend this besicged places.

city. 26 Hast thou not heard long ago how I have done 7 And this shall be a'sign unto thee from the LORD, PS

. 78, 68, it; and of ancient times that I have formed it ? now that the Lord will do this thing that he hath spoken; Julg. 6, S6, ch. 14, 32 have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay 8 Behold, I will bring again the shadow of the cha waste defenced cities into ruinous heaps.

degrees, which is gone down in the sun-dial of Ahaz, 27 Therefore their inhabitants were of snall power, ten degrees backward. So the sun returned ten

they were dismayed and confounded : they were as degrees, by which degrees it was gone down. f2 Kings the 'grass of the field, and as the green herb; as the 91 The writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, when Psal. 57,2 grass on the house-tops, and as corn blasted before it he had been sick, and was recovered of his sickness: be grown up.

10 I said, in the cutting off of my days, I shall go k ver. 1, 12 28 But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and to the gates of the grave: lam deprived of the residue thy coming in, and thy rage against me.

of my years. 29 Because thy rage against me, and thy tumult, 11 I said, I shall 'not see the Lord, even the Lord, 22, 23, 4. is come up into mine ears; therefore will I put my in the land of the living : I shall behold man no more

shook in thy nose, and my 'n bridle in thy lips, and I with the inhabitants of the world. Ezek. 23* will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest. 12 Mine "age is departed, and is removed from me m 13. 5,

30 And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat as a "shepherd's tent: I have cut off like a weaver Jamesos this year such as groweth of itself; and the second my life; he will cut me off with pining sickness: from n Jer. 4, 20

year that which springeth of the same; and in the day even to night wilt thou make an end of me.
third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and 13 I reckoned till morning, that, as a lion, so will
eat the fruii thereof.

he break all my bones : from day even to night wilt o Is. 51, 8. 31 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of thou make an end of me. 1.Ch. 27, 6. Judah shall again take root downward, and bear 14 Like a crane, or a swallow, so did I pchatter; fruit upward :

I did mourn as a dove: mine eyes fail with 'look32 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a "remnant,{ing upward : O Lord, I am oppressed; undertake 9 Song 2. 4. and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal o for me. the Lord of hosts shall do this.

15 - What shall I say? he hath both spoken unto 33 Therefore thus saith the Lord concerning the me, and himself hath done it : I shall go softly all my 1 ch. 36, 2 king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor years in the bitterness of my soul.

shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shields, 16 O Lord, " by these things men live, and in all
nor cast a bank against it.

these things is the life of my spirit: so wilt thou recover chap.6),
34 By the way that he came, by the same shall me and make me to live.
he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the
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17 Behold, for peace I had great bitterness; but LORD.

thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit 35 For I will defend this city to save it, " for mine of corruption : for thou hast cast all my sins behind ; Ps. 521, ov. 10, 7. own sake, and for my servant David's sake.

thy back. 36 Then the angel of the Lord went forth, 'and 18 For the y grave cannot praise thee ; death Micah 5, 19. smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and cannot celebrate thee: they that go down into the y Ps. 6, 5. fourscore and five thousand : and when they arose pit cannot hope for thy truth. early in the morning, behold, they were all dead 19 Thie 2 living, the living, he shall praise thee, as z Eccl. 9, 19 corpses.

I do this day; the a father to the children shall make a Gen. 12, 37 So Sennacherib king of Assyria P departed, and known thy truth. 3. & 2' went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.

20 The Lord was ready to save me: therefore we
38 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in will sing my songs to the stringed instruments, Wall • Ps. 27, 4

the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and the days of our life, in the house of the Lord. -3.421,21

. Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword; and 21 For Isaiah had said, Let them take a lump of

they escaped into the land of Armenia : and Esar-figs, and lay it for a plaster upou the boil, and he shall 20,3 haddon his son reigned in his stead.

recover.
CHAPTER XXXVIII.

22 Hezekiah also had said, What is the sign that I s. 42, 1
Hezekiah, by prayer, hath his life lengthened. shall go up to the house of the Lord ?
Nathose days was Hezekiah sick uinto death.

CHAPTER XXXIX.
And Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, came Merodach-baladan, sending to visit Hezekiah, hath notice of
unto him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD,

his treasures. Set thyhouse in order: for thou shalt die, and notlive. A dahinger Babylon, sent letters and a present pour

: . T that time Merodach-baladan, the son of Bal- cir. 712 2 Then Hezekiah "turned his face toward the wall, and prayed unto the Lord,

to Hezekiah: for he had heard that he had been sick, 3 And said, “Remember now, O Lord, I beseech and was recovered thee, how I have walked before thee in truth, and 2 And Hezekiah was glad of them, and shewed 6,2 Chr. 32

with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good them the house of his precious things, the silver, and Prov 4, 23 16,9 in thy sight: and Hezekiah wept sore.

the gold, and the spices, and the precious ointinent, 4 Then came the word of the Lord to Isaiah, and all the house of his armour, and all that was 1,7. saying,

found in his treasures : there was nothing in bis • Ps. 39, 6. 5 Go and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the Lord, house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah shewed 5, 2. the God of David thy father, I have 'heard thy prayer, them not. 4,5. I have seen thy tears : behold, I will add unto thy 3 Then came Isaiah the prophet unto king Hezedays fifteen years.

kian, and said unto him, " What said these men ? and a 2 Sam. 13' 6 And I will deliver thee and this city out of the from whence came they unto thee? And Hezekiah 's. 119, 24

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The promulgation of the gospel.

ISAIAH.

Israel comforted. Before said, They are come from a far country unto me, 15 Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, even from Babylon.

and are counted as the small a dust of the balance: Cir. 112 4 Then said he, What have they seen in thy house ? behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing. And Hezekiah answered, 'All that is in my house 16 And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the & 146, 3, 4 have they seen ; there is nothing among my treasures beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt-offering. that I have not shewed them.

17 All nations before him are bas nothing; and o Dan. 4,32 5 Then said Isaiah to Hezekiah, Hear the word they are counted to hina less than nothing and vanity. of the LORD of hosts;

18 « To whom then will ye liken God? or what e Ps. 62, 9. 6 Behold, the days come, that all that is in thy likeness will ye compare unto him ? 21,10.425

, house, and that which thy s fathers have laid up in 19 The workman melteth a graven image, and Acts 17, 25

store until this day, shall be carried to Babylon:{the goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth ech. 41,6. i Dan. 1, 3, nothing shall be left, saith the Lord.

silver chains.
7 And of thy "sons that shall issue from thee, which 20 He that is so impoverished, that he hath no

thou shalt beget, shall they take away; and they shall coblation, chooseth a tree that will not rot: he seeketh 2 Sam. 15, bei eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon. unto him a cunning' workman to prepare a graven f Ps. 115, 4

8 Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, Good is the image, that shall not be moved. 12 Kings 9 word of the LORD which thou hast spoken : he said 21 Have ye not known ? have ye not heard ? hath Zech. 8, 9, moreover, For there shall be 'peace and truth in my it not been told you from the beginning? have ye notas, 19! Heb. 12, 14. days.

understood from the foundations of the earth? CHAPTER XL.

22. It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, 1 The promulgation of the gospel....3 The preaching of John and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers ; that Baptist.

"stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spread- Pe. 1045 Со OMFORT ye, comfort ye . my people, saith eth them out as a tent to dwell in ;

23 That bringeth the princes to nothing: he ma2 Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto keth the judges of the earth as vanity. » Ps. 192, her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her ini- 24 Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall ll'ab. 2, & quity is pardoned: for she hath received of the Lord's not be sown ; yea, their stock shall not take root in c ch. 61, 7. hand double for all her sins.

the earth: and he shall also blow upon them, and kEx. 15, 10. 3 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them Luke 3, 4." Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in away as stubble.

i Revi'19, Cor. 3, the desert a bighway for our God.

25 To whom then will ye "liken me, or shall I be 20. 4 Every'valley shall be exalted, and every & moun- { "equal ? saith the Holy One. fch. 11, 15. tain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall 26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath 5 ch.2, 11. be made straight, and the rough places plain : created these things, that bringeth out their host oby 15.

5 And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, number : he calleth them ali by names, by the great- o Rs. 147, s. i Rev. 18, 1. the LORD hath spoken it.

and all flesh shall I see it together : for the mouth of{ness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not
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6 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall 27. Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O
I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness } Israel, My way'is hid from the Lord, and my judg-
thereof is as the flower of the field :

ment is passed over from my God? 7 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth : because 28 Hast thou not known, hast thou not heard, MI: 17. !Ps 103, 16. the Spirit of the LORD ' bloweth upon it: surely the that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of people is grass.

the ends of the earth, "fainteth not, neither is weary?
8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth ; but the there is no searching of his understanding:
m word of our God shall stand for ever.

29 He giveth power to the faint ; and to them x Rom. 11, 90 Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up{that have no might he increaseth strength. halom. 10, into the high mountain ; o Jerusalem, that bringest 30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and 3.2 Cor. 13

good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength : lift it the young men shall utterly fall : o Song 2.8. up, be not afraid ; say unto the cities of Judah, °Be- 31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew Luke 12, 19. hold your God!

their strength; they shall mount up with wings as a ls. 103, s. 10 Behold, the Lord God will come with strong eagles; they shall run and not be weary, and they 2. Cor. 1, 8,

, hand, and his arm shall rule for him : behold, his shall walk and not faint. 1. Rev. 22 9 reward is with him, and his work before him.

CHAPTER XLI. 11 He shall ' feed his flock like a shepherd; he God expostulateth with his people about his mercies to the Ezek. 34. shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them

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and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, 2 Who raised up the righteous man from the east, cHeb. 11,
and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in called him to his foot, gave the nations before him,
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and made him rule over kings ? he gave them as the 15. 13 Who hath : directed the » Spirit of the LORD, dust to his sword, and as driven stubble to his bow. e Ps 79.6. 1 Cor. 3, or, being his counsellor, hath taught him?

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and taught him knowledge, and shewed to him the generations from the beginning? Ithe Lord, the first, 26 way of understanding?

and with the last; I am he.

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CHAPTER XLII.

The office of Christ. 5 The isles saw it, and a feared; the ends of the upon my name ; and he shall come upon princes as

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earth were afraid, drew 'near, and came. upon mortar, and as the potter treadeth clay.

6 They helped every one his neighbour ; and 26 Who hath declared froin the beginning, that every one said to his brother, Be of good courage. we may know ? and before-time, that we may say,

7 So the carpenter encouraged the "goldsmith, He is " righteous ? yea, there is none that sheweth; sch. 4, 9. and he that smoothech with the hammer him that yea, there is none that declareth ; yea, there is none Mar. 11, 19. smote the anvil, saying, It is ready for the sodering that heareth your words. and he fastened it with nails, that it should not be 27 The first shall say to Zion, Behold, behold

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them: and I will give to Jerusalem one that bring- 57. 8 But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom eth good tidings. p Deut 7,6. I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend. 28 For I bebeld, and there was no man; even & 62, 7.

9 Thou whom I have 'taken from the ends of the among them, and there was no counsellor, that, when Heb.

earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof,} I asked of them, could † answer a word. - Mal. 1, 2 and said unto thee, Thou art my servant, I have 29 Behold, they are all * vanity; their works are x Ps.115, 5. s Ex. 24,11. chosen thee, and not cast thee away.

nothing: their molten images are wind and confusion. Jer. 10,3 10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee; be not

CHAPTER XLII. u kom. &, dismayed, for I am thy God: I will * strengthen thee The office of Christ graced with meekness and constancy.

yea, I will help thee; yca, I will uphold thee with 3. Deut. ss, the right hand of my righteousness.

EHOLD my * servant, whom I uphold ; mine a Phil. 2,7. BEI

elect, in whiom my soul delightelh: I have put o Mat. 8,17 11 Behold, all they that were incensed against thee my Spirit upon him ; he shall bring forth judgment y ch. 60,12. shall be Y ashamed and confounded : they shall be as to the Gentiles. Zech. 12, 3. nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish. 2 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice Mat. 12, 19.

12 Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them to be heard in the street. 1 Acts 13, & even them that ? contended with thee: they that war

3 A' bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoagainst thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of} king flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth 31. ke 12, 20 1. Van. 235. a nought.

judgment unto truth. 13 For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right. 4 He shall 3 not fail nor be discouraged, till he Alat '13,78. hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee. have set judgment in the earth : and the isles shall 14 Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of wait for his law.

John 17, Israel ; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy. 5 Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the 5 Johan 16,

h Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.

heavens, and stretched them out: he that spread
15 Behold, I will make thee € a new sharp thresh- forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he
ing instrument having teeth : thou shalt thresh the that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit
mountains, and beat them small, and shalt make the to them that walk therein ;
hills as chaff.

6 I the Lord have 'called thee kin righteousness, i Heb. 5, 4. 16 Thou shalt o fan them, and the wind shall car- and will hold thy hand, and will keep thee, and give ķ Hled. 10,

ry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them: thee for 'a covenant of the people, for a light of the (Ps. 58, 10. and thou shalt rejoice in the LORD, and shalt glory Gentiles ; in the Holy One of Israel.

7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the pris- m Luke 4, 5. Zech. 3,

17 When the 5 poor and needy seek water, and oners from the prison, and them that sit in dark-
there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, Iness out of the prison-house.
the Lord will hear them, I the God of Israel will 8 I am the LORD; that is my name : and my glory
not forsake them.

will I not give to another, neither my praise to gra-
18 ! will open rivers in high places, and foun- ven images.
Mat. 5, 6, tains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the 9 Behold, the former things are come to pass, and

wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs ° new things do I declare : before they spring forth I
of water.

tell you of them.
19 I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the 10 Sing unto the LORD Pa new song, and his p Ps. 33, 3
shittah-tree, and the myrtle, and the oil-tree; I will praise from the end of the earth, ye that go down
set in the desert the fir-tree, and the pine, and the to the sea, and all that is therein ; the isles, and the 2.
box-tree together;

inbabitants thereof. 20 That they may see and know, and consider, 11 Let the 'wilderness and the cities thereof lift i P729 and'understand together, that the "hand of the LORD up their voice, the villages that Kedar doth inhabit hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout created it.

from the top of the mountains. 21 Produce your cause, saith the LORD; bringi 12 Let them.give glory unto the LORD, and de- iLuke 2 forth your strong reasons, saith the King of Jacob. clare his praise in the islands.

22 Let them bring them forth, and shew us what 13 The Lord shall go forth as a mighty man, he i Rev.19,

shall happen : let them shew the former things what shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall p Ps

. 115,4. they be, that we may consider them, and know the cry; yea, roar; he shall "prevail against his enemies. Psal. 2,9 Ser. 10,45 latter end of them ; or declare us things for to come. 14 I have long time * holden my peace; I have per36.73

23 Shew the things that are to come hereafter, that been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry like a , Ps.50, 21. we may know that ye are gods : yea, do good, or do travailing woman; I will destroy and devourat once. Luke 18, 7. evil, that we may be dismayed, and beheld it together. 15 I will make waste ? mountains and hills, and x Mal...

Behold, ye are of anothing, and your work of dry up all their herbs ; and I will make the rivers nought: an abomination is he that chooseth you. islands, and I will dry up the pools.

25 I have raised up 'one from the north, and he 16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they Lura', 1,2 shall come: from the rising of the sun shall he || call}•knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have iles. 10,**

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