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Babylon's destruction foretold. not known: I will make darkness light before them, 12 I have declared, and have saved, and I have Before cir.112' and crooked things straight. These things will I shewed, when there was no strange god among cir. 112 do unto them, and not forsake them.

you : therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, 17 They shall be turned back, they shall be that I am God. greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, that 13 Yea, before the day was,' I am he ; and there is John 8,58. say to the molten images, Ye are our gods.

none that can deliver out of my band: I will work, 18 Hear,yedeaf; and look,ye blind, that ye may'see. and who shall let it?

19 Who is blind, but 'my servant ? or deaf, as my 14. Thus saith the Lord, your Redeemer, the

messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is Holy One of Israel; For your sake I have sent to y Luke 12, e Mal. 2, 7, 'perfect, and blind as the Lord's servant? Babylon, and have brought down all their nobles,

20. Seeing many things, but thou "observest not; and the Chaldeans, whose cry is in the ships. Tim. 3 opening the ears, but he heareth not.

15 I am the Lord, your Holy One, the Creator 21 The Lord is 'well pleased for his righteous- of Israel, your

y King. ness' sake; be will magnify the law, and make it 16 Thus saith the Lorn, which maketh’a way 3372, 1730 honourable.

in the sea, and a a path in the mighty waters; 22 But this is a people 'robbed and spoiled: they 17 Which bringeth forth the chariot and horse, the cb. 43 , 4. are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in army, and the power ; they shall lie down together,

prison-houses: they are for a prey, and none deliv- they shall not rise : they are extinct, they are 5. Rev. 13, ereth; for a spoil, and ryne saith, Restore.

quenched as “tow. 23 Who among you will give ear to this ? who will 18. Remember ye not the former things, neither < Psal. 1, s. m.ler. 9, mhearken, and hear for the time to come ?

consider the things of old.
24. Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the 19 Behold, I will do ea new thing: now it shall
• Ps. 44, robbers ? did not the Lord, he against whom we spring forth ; shall ye not know it? I will even make i7.
Judg. 2, "have sinned ? for they would not walk in his ways, a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
Lan). 1, 8. neither were they obedient unto his law.

20 The 8 beast of the field shall honour me, the
25 Therefore he hath poured upon him the P fury dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the 21.
of his anger, and the strength of battle : and it hath wilderness, and rivers in the deseri, to give drink to
set him on fire round about, yet he knew not; and my people, my chosen.
it burned him, yet he laid it not to heart.

21 This people have I formed for myself; they
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shall "shew forth my praise.
The Lord comfortech the church with his promises. 22 But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob;
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UT now, thus saith the LORD that created but thou hast " been weary of me, o Israel.

thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Is- 23 Thou hast 'not brought me the small cattle of Prov. 15,

rael, Fear not; for I have redeemed thee, I have thy burnt-offerings, neither hast thou honoured me OLEM.5. bcalled thee by thy name; thou art mine.

with thy sacrifices : I have not caused thce to serve 2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with an offering, nor wearied thee with incense.

with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not 24 Thou hast bought me no sweet cane with 1 Cor. 10, overflow thee : when thou walkest through the fire money, neither hast thou filled me with the fat of thy

thou shalt not be burnt; neither shall the flame kin-sacrifices; but thou hast made me to serve with thy m ch. 1, 21. ale upon thee.

sins, thou hast " wearied me with thine iniquities. 3 For I am the Lord.thy God, the Holy One of 25 I, even I, am he that "blotteth out thy trans02:11; 8. Israel, thy Saviour: "gave Egypt for thy ransom, gressions for mine o own sake, and will not remem- is? Ethiopia and Seba for thee.

ber thy sins. 4. Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast 26 P Put me in remembrance : let us 9 plead to- 9 Mic. 6, 3. been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore gether: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified. rJob S1, 33. will I give men for thee, and people for thy life. 27 Thy 'first father hath sinned, and thy teach- Acts 5, $1.

5 Fear not ; for I am with thee: I will bring thyers have transgressed against me. ( ch. 66, 19 secd from the east,and gather thee from the west ; } }

28 Therefore I have profaned the princes of the Dannya? 6 I will say to the north, 'Give up; and to the sanctuary, and have given Jacob to the u 5. Deut. 28, south, " Keep not back : bring my sons from far, and Israel to reproaches.

k my daughters from the ends of the earth;

CHAPTER XLIV. 7 Even every one that is called by my name: 1 God comforteth the church with his promises...7 The vanity k John 6, for I have created him for my glory, I have formed

of idols. him; yea, I have made him.

TET now hear, 0 - Jacob my servant; and Is-ach.41, 8. a

. 8. Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, rael, whom I have chosen : m Eph. 1, and the deaf that have ears.

2 Thus saith the Lord that made thee, and for9 Let all the nations be gathered together, and let med thee from the womb, which will help thee; Fear is. Juhn 8, the people be assembled : who among them can de- not, O Jacob my servant; and thou, o Jesurun, whom a Joel 2,22. Acts 2,41. clare this, and shew us former things? let them bring I have chosen.

forth their witnesses, that they may be o justified: 3 For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, 29,266 John 10, 37. or let them hear, and say, It is truth. .

and flools upon the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit 20. 10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and iny upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring: Eph. 4, 16 servant whom I have chosen; that ye may know and 4 And they shall é spring up as among the grass, 2 Pet. s, 18

9 believe me, and understand that I am he: before as willows by the water-courses. Cor . 4, 13. me there was no God fornied, neither shall there be 5 'One shall say, I am the $ Lord's; and another g 2 Cor. & after me.

shall "call himself by the name of Jacob; and another
11 I, even ' I, am the LORD; and besides me there shall subscribe with his hand unto the LORD, and li.
is no Saviour.

surname himself by the name of Israel.

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The vanity of idols.
CHAPTER XLV.

God calleth Cyrus.
6 Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his therein: for the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and Before
Redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I { glorified himself in Israel.
am the last; and besides me there is no God.

24 Thus saith the LORD thy Redeemer and he that 7 And who, as I, shall "call, and shall declare it, formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that 1. Rom. 11, and set it in order for me, since I appointed the maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens 'ancient people? and the things that are coming, and ; alone;

that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself; John 10, shall come, let them shew unto them.

25 That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and Kings 8 Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men back- Jo. 5, 12. Rev. 13, & thee from that time, and have declared it? ye areward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;

even my witnesses. Is there a God besides me? yea, 26 That &confirmeth the word of his servant, and
there is t no God; I know not any.

performeth the counsel of his messengers; that saith 3 l'eter 1,
9 They that make a graven image are all of them to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be inhabited ; and to the
m chap. 64, vanity; and their delectable "things shall not profit: cities of Judah, Ye shall be built, and I will raise up

and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor the decayed places thereof:
know; that they may be ashamed.

27 That saith to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry n chap. 43, 10 Who hath formed a god, or molten a graven up thy rivers : ollab. 2. image that is profitable for nothing ? o

28 That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and 11 Behold, all his fellows shall be ashamed ; and shall perform all my pleasure : even saying to Jeruthe workmen, they are of men: let them all be salem, Thou shalt be built; and to the temple, Thy

gathered together, let them stand up; yet they shall foundation shall be laid. p Ps. 97, 7. fear, and they shall be Pashamed together.

CHAPTER XLV. 12 The smith with the tongs both worketh in the

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HUS to q chap. 14, with the strength of arms: yea,he is hungry, and

whose hand I have , to subdue Dan. 5,30. his strength faileth; he drinketh no water, and is faint. nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings,

13 The carpenter stretcheth out his rule, he mark-{ to open before him the two-leaved gates; and the adoshe.
eth it out with a line, he fitteth it with planes, and į gates shall not be shut :
he marketh it out with the compass, and maketh it 2 I will go before thee, and make the crooked
after the figure of a man, according to the beauty of places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of a Psal. 107,

; 5. Judg. 17, a man; that it may remain in the "house.

brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron : 14 He heweth him down cedars, and taketh the 3 And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, Ps.99,7 1 Sam. Sì, cypress and the oak, which he strengtheneth for and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest

himself among the trees of the forest: he planteth know that I the LORD which call thee by thy name, ( Ezra 1, 2 an ash, and the rain doth nourish it.

am the God of Israel. 15 Then shall it be for a man to burn: for he will 4 For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel mine 12 Thes. 2, take thereof and warm himself; yea, he kindleth it, : elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have che 49,6

and baketh bread; yea, he maketh a god, and wor- surnamed thee, though thou hast "nut known me.

shippeth it: he maketh it a graven image, and falleth 5 I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is izchap. 43, Judg. 17, down thereto.

no God besides me: 'I girded thee, though thou hast i Pa. 18, 32. 16 He burneth part thereof in the fire: with part not known me; thereof he eateth flesh; he roasteth roast, and is 6 That they may know from the "rising of the sun, k Mal. 1,11 satisfied; yca, he warmeth himself, and saith, Aha, and from the west, that there is none besides me: I I am warm, I have seen the fire :

am the LORD, and there is none else. 17 And the residue thereof he maketh a god, even 7 I form the light, and create darkness; I make his graven image: he falleth down unto it, and wor-'peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these i Job 84, 29.

". shippeth it, and prayeth unto it, and saith, Deliver things. me; for thou art my god.

8 Drop down, ye "heavens, from above, and let the 18 They have not known nor understood : for skies pour down righteousness : let the earth open, *. he hath † shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteous- o Pt. 71, 3 their hearts, that they cannot understand.

ness spring up together. I the Lord have created it. 19 And none considereth in his heart, neither is 9 Wo unto him that Pstriveth with his Maker! Let p2 Kings 3. Thess. 2 there knowledge nor understanding to say, I have the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. 6, 38 Eph 22 burnt part of it in the fire; yea, also I have baked Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What q Rom. O 1. c. 68, 3. bread upon the coals thereof; I have roasted flesh, and makest thou ? or thy work, He hath no hands?

eaten it; and shall I make the residue thereof an 10 Wo unto him that saith unto his father, What
abomination ? shall I fall down to the stock of a tree? begettest thou ? or to the woman, What hast thou

20 He feedeth on ashes: Y a deceived heart hath brought forth?

turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor' 11 Thus saith the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, P 18, 12 say, Is there not ' a lie in my right hand ?

and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning 21 Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou my sons; and concerning the work of my hands , Exod. 12, chap 33,2 art my servant: I have formed thee; thou art my command ye me. torus, servant: 0 Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of me. 12 I have made the earth, 'and created man upon Nint 17,-0.

22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy trans-it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, 14.

gressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; and all their host have I commanded. 1 Cor. 6, 19. for I have redeemed thee.

13 'I have raised him up in righteousness, and ! 23 Sing, O ye heavens; for the Lord hath done will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and 11. it : shout, ye lower parts of the earth : brcak forth{ he shall let go my captives, not for "price nor reward, J.: into singing, ye mountains, O forest, and every trees saith the Lord of hosts.

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God's judgments upon Babylon 14 Thus saith the Lord, The labour of Egypt, and 3 him, yet can he not answer, nor save him out of his cliefore cir. 112 merchandise of Ethiopia, and of the Sabeans, men of trouble.

stature, shall * come over ' unto thee, and they shall 8 Remember this, and shew yourselves * men ; 1 Cor. 14 3,16,1.7.? be thine : they shall come after thee ; in chains they { bring it again to mind, () ye transgressors.

shall come over, and they shall fall down unto thee, 9 Remember the former things of old: for I am Rev. 8, 19. they shall make supplication unto thee, saying, Surely God, and there is 'none else ; I am God, and there is chap. 41, y Zecb., God is in thee, and ihere is none else; there is no God. none like me;

15 Verily, thou art a God that a hidest thyself, O 10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and 2,6.1,23. God of Israel, the Saviour.

from ancient times the things that are not yet done, m Psal. 33, 16 They shall be ashamed, and also confounded, saying, " My counsel shall stand, and I will do all H 19, 21. all of them: they shall go to confusion together that my pleasure: are makers of t idols.

11 Callinga "ravenous bird from the east, the man p Rev. 19, 17 But Israel shall be saved in the Lord with an that executethomy counsel from a far country: yea, o der. so,

à everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass ; I have 43. a ch. 25,4 confounded world without end.

purposed it, I will also do it. 18 For thus saith the LORD that created the hea- 12 Hearken unto me, ye P stout-hearted, that are 24:57,024, vens, God himself that formed the earth and madefar from righteousness :

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it, he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he 13 I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be 9 Rom. 1, Geo. 1,28. formed it to be inhabited; I am the LORD, and far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will 21. there is none else.

place salvation in Zion for Israel 'my glory. 19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place

CHAPTER XLVII. of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek God's judgments upon Babylon and Chaldea. a Montent a year of menyains that the Lefto speak righteousness, COME down, and sit in the dust, Oxi: Ein daugh-istes en la . 3,14. me . I

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; 20 Assemble yourselves and come; draw near} throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt b Rev. 18,7 e Eph.2,12 together, ye that are ® escaped of the nations: they no more be called tender and delicate.

have no knowledge that set up the wood of their 2 Take the millstones, and grind meal : uncover Jer. 2, 17. graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save. thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, Mat.7,2

21 Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take pass over the rivers.
counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient 3 Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy
time? who hath told it from that time? have not Ishame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and í dch. 63, 4
the LORD ? and there is no God else besides me; a will e not meet thee as a man.
just God, and a Saviour : there is none besides me. 4. As for ' our Redeemer, the Lord of hosts is his James 2,13

22. Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends name, tiie Holy One of Israel.
of the earth; for I am God, and there is none else. 5 Sit thou silent, and get thee into & darkness, O chap. 43,

23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more

of my month in righteousness, and shall not recurn, be called, The lady of kingdoms. Phil. 2, 10. That "unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue 6 I was wroth with my people ; I have polluted n Zech2, shall swear.

mine inheritance, and given them into thy hand: 24 Surely, shallone say, In the Lord have I'right-thou didst shew them 'no mercy; upon the ancient Rev. 13, * Rom. 11, cousness and strength: even to him shallmencome;and hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke. all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed. 7 And thou saidst, I shall be a “ lady for ever : So k Rev.18, 7 •

k 25 In the Lord shall all the seed of Israel be that thou didst not lay these things to thy heart, neiRom. 3, 24, 'justified, and shall glory.

ther didst remember the latter end of it. CHAPTER XLVI.

8 Therefore hear now this, thou that art given 'to 1 Jer. 18, 7 Idols not comparable to God for power.

pleasures, that dwellest carelessly; that sayest in thy EL boweth down, Nebo stoopeth ; their idols { heart, “ I an, and none else besides me; I shall not m2 Thess. your carriages were heavy loaden: they are a burden 9 But these two things shall come to thee in n ch. 51, 9. to the weary beast.

a moment in one day, the loss of children, and 2 They stoop ; they bow down together ; they widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their n.167. 48, 7. could not deliver the burden, but themselves are perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and :2 Thes. 2

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3 Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all the 10 For thou hast Ptrusted in thy wickedcess: thou
Deut. 32 remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne {hast said, None seeth me. Thy I wisdom and thy

by me from the belly, which are carried from the knowledge it hath perverted thee; and thou hast Dan. 2 2 A womh:

said in thy heart, I am, and none else besides me. 4 And even to your e old age 'I am he; and even 11 Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou

; i Psal. 19, to boar hairs will I carry you : I have made, and I shalt not know "from whence it riseth: and mischief - Pan: 5,50

will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you. shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it

5 To whom will ye sliken me, and make me equal, off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, and compare me, that we may be like?

which thou shalt not know. 6 They " lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh 12 Stand now with thy 'enchantments, and with chap. the

silver in the balance, and hire a goldsmith, and he the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast 2 Thess.com 2. 10, 19.* maketh it a god : they fall down; yea, they worship. laboured from thy youth ; if so be thou shalt be able klev. 17, : ,

7 They bear him upon the shoulder, they carry to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail.
him, and set him in his place, and he standeth; from} 13 Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy coun-
his place shall he not remove: yea, one shall cry unto sels. Let now the astrologers, the star-gazers, the

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The people's obstinacy.
CHAPTER XLVIII....XLIX.

Christ seni lo the Gentle... Befors, monthly prognosticators, stand upand save thee from s cth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way

1 cir. 112' these things that shall come upon thee.

thut thou shouldest go. 14 Behold they shall be as stubble; the fire shall 18 'Oh that thou hadst hearkened to my comNah. 1, 10. buru them; they shall not deliver themselves from mandments! then had thy speace been as a river,

the power of the flame : there shall not be * a coal and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea; Ichap. So, to warm at, nor fire to sit before it.

19 'Thy seed also liad been as the saud, and the gPs. 119 15 Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou offspring of thy bowels like the gravel thereof; his job.

hast laboured, even thy merchants from thy youth: naine || should not have been cut off nor destroyed 10r, shall kev. 18, 11. they shall wander every one to his quarter; nonefroin before me. shall save thee.

20 "Go ye forth of Babylon, flee ye from the Chal- hittev. 18, t. CHAPTER XLVIII.

deans, with a voice of singing declare ye, tell this, i Rev. 13, 1. God saveth his people for his own sake.

utter it even to the end of the earth; say ye, The LORD EAR ye this, O house of Jacob, which are called hath k redeemed his servant Jacob.

by the "name of Israel, and are coine forth cut 21 And they thirsted not when he led them through of the waters of Judah ; which swear by the name of the deserts: he caused the waters to flow out of the the LORD, and make mention of the God of Israel, rock for them; he clave the rock also, and the 1 Ex. 17, 6. but not in truth nor in righteousness.

waters gushed out. 2 For they call themselves of the holy city, and 22 There is " no peace, saith the Lord, unto the melap. 65, c Micah 3, stay themselves upon the God of Israel; The Lord wicked. of hosts is his name.

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31 have 4 declared the former things from the Christ complaineth of the Jews; 5 he is sent to the Gentiles.
beginnings and they went forthcout of my mouth, LSTEN. Omistesunto me and hearke se
and I shewed them suddenly,

people, from far; The hath me a Hab. 5, t. came to pass.

from the womb; froin the bowels of my mother , rs. 2,7. 4 Because I knew that thou art + obstinate, and hath he made mention of my name. Mat. 12,7 thy neck is an iron sinew, and thy 'brow brass; 2 And he hath made my nionth like a sharp sword; 5 I have even from the beginning declared it to in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made thes

, ina thee; before it came to pass 1 shewed it thee: lest me a polished shaft ; in his quiver hath he hid me;

thou shouldest say, Mine tidol hath done them; and 3 And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O ch. 21, 11 Psal. 16, & my graven image, and my molten image, hath com- } * Israel, in whom I will be 'glorified. manded them.

4 Then I said, I have laboured & in vain, I have a 6 Thou hast heard, see all this; and will not ye spent my strength for nought, and in vain; yet surely John 13,

declare it? I have shewed thee new things from this "iny judgment is with the Lord, and my work with Eph. 1, 6. h Acts 1,7. time, even "hidden things, and thou didst not know my God. Col. 1, 16. them.

5 And now, saith the Lord that formed me from 17. & 23,57. 7 They are 'created now, and not from the begin-the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to Luke 1, 70. ning; even before the day when thou heardest them} hin, Though Israel bei noi gathered, yet shall I be 2.

not; lest thou shouldest say, Behold, I knew them. glorious in the eyes of the Lord, and my God shall ; Mat. 23,

8 Yea, thou " heardest not; yea, thou knewest not; be my strength. yea, from that time that thine ear was not opened: 6 And he said, It is a " light thing that thou should- hodohn sy

for I knew that thou wouldest dealvery treacherously, { est be my servant, to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and I Ps. 58, 2 and wast called a 'transgressor from the womb. to restore the preseved of Israel; I will also give 25.

9 "For my name's sake will I defer mine anger, thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be m Aris 13,

and for my praise will I refrain for thee, that I cut my salvation unto the end of the earth. n Ps. 130, 4. thee not off.

7 Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, 10 Behold, I have refined thee, but || not with sil- und his Holy One, to hiin whom man "despiseth, to ver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction. him whom the nation abhorreth, to a P servant of • Ps. 21, 2

11 Foro mine own sake, even for mine own sake, rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also sha!! Mat. 2,

will I do it : for how should my name be polluted ? worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, und p ch. 12, & and I will not give my glory unto another. the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee.

12 Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my 8 Thus saith the LORD, Iu an 'acceptable time 1 Rom. 1,6. called ; I am he: I am the 'first, I also am the last. have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I

13 My hand also hath laid the foundation of the helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and give thee John 11, a John 1, 8. earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens : { for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth,

when I call into them, they stand up together. to cause to inherit the desolate heritages:
14 All ye, assemble yourselves, and hear; which 9 That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go u Juhn 8,

, ? *among them hath declared these things? The LORD forth; to them that are in darkness, Shew your* Ps. 70, 1. hath 'loved him; he will do his pleasure on Baby- selves: they shall feed in the ways, and their pasy Mat. 3, 17. lon, and his arm shall be on the Chaldeans. tures shall be in all high places.

15 I, eren I, tave spoken; yea, I have called him; 10 They shall * not hunger nor thirst; neither shall x Rev. 7, 10
I have brought him, and he shall make his way opros-the heat nor sun smite them; for he that hath mercy
perous.

on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water
16 Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have shall he guide them.
not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the 11 And I will make all my mountains a way, and
time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord my highways shall be exalted.

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God and his Spirit hath sent me.

12 Behold, these shall come from far; and, lo, ker 6, 12.
17 Thus saith the Lord, thy Redeemer, the Holy these from the north and from the west ; and these
One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teach- from the land of Sinim.

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Christ's love to the church.

ISALAH.

The Jews' dcreliction. 13 Sing, ^O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and no power to deliver ? behold, at my rebuke I dry up cir. 112' break fortli into singing, O mountains; for the Lord the sea : I make the rivers a wilderness: their fish cir. 112.

hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon stinkeih, because there is no water, and dieth for thirst.
his afflicted.

3 I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make
14 But "Zion said, The Lord hath forsaken me, sackcloth their covering.
and my Lord hath forgotten me.

4. The Lord God hath given me the tongue of the cMat. 7, 11.

15 Can a woman forget her sucking child, that learned, that I should know how to speak a word in 11. 4 Kings she should not have compassion on the son of her season to laim that is weary: he wakeneth morning i John 7,

womb ? yea, they may forget, yet will ' I not forget by morning ; hei wakeneth naine ear to hear as the 15. 7.& 11, 29.' thee.

learned. 16 Behold, I have 6 graven thee upon the palms 5 The Lord God hath opened mine ear, and I 1 Phil. 2, 8. ,

& of my hands; thy "walls are continually before me. was not 'rebellious, neither turned away back.

17 Thy || children shall make haste; thy destroy- 6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks ers, and they that made thee waste, shall go forth to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face of thee.

from shame and spitting. 18 * Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: 7 For the Lord God will help me; therefore shall 1 Peter 4,

all these gather themselves together, and come to I not be confounded : therefore have I set my face k ch. 69, 4. thee. As I live, saith the Lord, thou shalt surely like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed. 8.. 1 Pr. 17,6. 'clothe thee with them all as with an ornament, and 8 He is near that justifieth me: who will contend , Ex. 22, 9. bind them on thee as a bride doeth.

with me? let us stand together: who is mine adver- Cor.4, 4. 19 For thy wasie and thy desolate places, and sary ? let him come near to me. the land of thy destruction, shall even now be "too 9 Behold, the Lord God will help me; who is . Psal. 102,

narrow by reason of the inhabitants, and they that he that shall condemn me? lo, they all shall ' wax o Rev. 21, swallowed thee up shall be far away.

old as a garment; the moth shall eat them up. 20 The children which thou shalt Phave, after thou 10 Whois among you that * feareth the LORD, that John 10, p. Zech. 10, hast ? lost the other, shall say again in thine ears, The obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in

u Nat. 3, 9. & place is too strait for me : give place to me that I darkness, and hath no light ? let *him trust in the chap. 8 may dwell.

name of the Lord, and stay upon his God. 21 Then shalt thou say in thy heart, Who bath 11 Behold, all ye that "kindle a fire, that compass 20. "begotten me these, seeing I have lost my children, yourselves about with sparks; walk in the light of and am desolate, a captive, and removing to and fro? your fire, and in the sparks that ye have kindled. and who hath brought up these ? Behold, I was left { This shall ye have of my hand; ye shall lie down ? Ps. 20, 7. alone ; these, where had they been?

a in sorrow. 22 Thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I will lift up

CHAPTER LI. my hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard to An exhortation, after the pattern of Abraham, to trust in Christ. Rom. 15 8 the people and they shall bring thy sons in their HEARKEN to me, ye that follow after right- a Pal. 2, 3 shoulders.

the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the bhole of Rom. 4, 23 And kings shall be thy nursing-fathers, and the pit, whence ye are digged. their queens thy nursing-mothers: they shall bow 2 Look unto o Abraham your father, and unto g. Rom. 15,

down to thee with their face toward the earth, and Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and u Ps. 72, 3. " lick up the dust of thy feet, and thou shalt know e blessed him, and increased him.

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that I am the LORD: for they shall not be ashamed 3 For the Lord shall comfort Zion: he will comi-e Acts 2 that wait for me.

fort all her 5 waste places, and he will make her wil21 Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, orderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of 13. the lawful captive delivered ?

the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, 25 But thus saith the Lord, Even the captives thanksgiving, and the voice of melody. hake 11,21, of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of 4 liearken unto me, my people, and give ear unto

the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from k ch. 2, s. with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save me, and I will make my judgment to rest for ' a light i Luke 2, 52 thy children,

of the people. 26 And I will feed them that oppress thee with 5 My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone ki Thes. sija y Rev. 14, their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with} forth, and mine arms shall judge the people: the isles 2 Thess. 1,

their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall wait upon me, and on mine 'arm shallthey trust. Du shall ? know that I the Lord am thy Saviour, and 6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon 1 thy Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.

the earth beneath; for the heavens shallvanish away CHAPTER L.

like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a gar- 10. Christ sheweth that the dereliction of the Jews is not to be ment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like imputed to him.

manner": but • my salvation shall be for ever, and n cb. 50, 9 THUS THUS saith the LORD, Where is the bill of your my righteousness shall not be abolished.

mother's divorcement, whom I have put away? 7 Hearkeu unto me, ye that know righteousness, . Psal. 97, 1. Watie, or which of my creditors is it to whom I have sold the people in whose heart is my law ; fear ye not si,

you ? Behold, for your iniquities have ye sold your-the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their R. Luke 12 c , e llos. 2, 2 selves, and for your transgressions is your mother revilings. . put away.

8 For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, 4 cn. 5), 2 2 Wherefore, when I came, was there no man? and the 'worm shalleat them like wool: but myright-, chep. ca. John 1,11. when I called, was there none to answer? Is my hand eousness shall be for ever, and my salvation from n. ll, shortened at all, that it cannot redeem ? or have I generation to generation.

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