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Jerusalem bewailed.
CHAPTER LII....LIII.

Christ's redemption foce.
9. Awake, awake, 'put on strength, O arm of the selves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed 'with- Bofors
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rations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut Rahab, 4 For thus saith the Lord God, My people went
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down aforetine 5 into Egypt to sojourn there ; and 13. 10 Art thou not it which hath * dried the sea, the the Assyrian oppressed them without cause. waters of the great deep; that hath made the depths, 5 Now, therefore, ' what have I bere, saith the of the sea a way for the ransomed to pass over ? LORD,that my people is taken away for nought? They

11 Therefore the redeemed of the Lord shall that rule overthem makethem tobowl,saith the LORD, {ch. 10, 12,

return, and come with singing unto Zion; and ever-ard my name continually every day is k blasphemed. Ch. 35, 10. lasting joy shull be upon their ? head : they shall ob- 6 Therefore my people shall know 'my name : Rev. 14,3. tain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning therefore they shill know in that day that "I am he ? Px. 9, 16. 1 2 Tim. 4, shall flee away.

that doth speak; behold, it is l. 12 I, even 1, am he that 'comforteth you: who art 7 How beautiful upon the "mountains are the n Rom. 10, 2.2 Cor. 1, thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that feet of him that bringeth o good tidings, that publish

shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made eth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that b Ps. 90, 5. as grass ;

publisheti salvation ; that saith unto Zion, Thy God 13 And forgettest the LORD thy Maker, that hath reigneth ! stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations 8 Thy 9 watchmen shall lift up the voice ; with 12"

17. of the earth ; and hast feared continually every day, the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see rkev. 14,7. because of the fury of the oppressor,asif he were ready seye to eye, when the LORD shall bring again Zion. to destroy ? and where is the fury of the oppressor? 9 Break' forth into joy, sing together, ye waste 1.

14 The captive exile hasteneth that he may be places of Jerusalem : for the LORD hath comforted 452,363

, 36. loosed, and that he should not die in the "pit, nor his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem. chap. 16,4 that his bread should fail.

10 The Lord hath made bare his holy arm in the 15 But I am the LORD thy God, that divided the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth : Nat. 28, Jer. 37, 21. sea, whose waves roared: The Lord of hosts is his shall see the salvation of our God.

11 Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence,
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may 5 plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of 12 For ye shall not go out with ' haste, nor go by y Ex. 12,03. & Eph. 1, the earın, and say unto Zion, I'hou art my people. flight : for the Lord will? go before you ; and the 2 Ex. 13,20

17 "Awake, awake, stand up, 'O Jerusalem, God of Israel will be your rere-ward. ? Cor. 15, which hast drunk at the hand of the Lord the cup 13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he a Jer. 28, 5 Gal . 4, 28. of his fury: thou hast drunken the k dregs of the cup shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. of trembling, und wrung them out.

14 As many were astonished at thee; (his visage c Mat. 2, 20 18 There is none to guide her among all the sons was so marred more than any man, and his form d Ps. 22, 6. 1 Mat. 9, 36. whom she hath brought forth; neither is there any more thau the sons of men ;)

that taketh her by the hand, of all the sous that she 15 So shall be sprinkle many nations; the kings e Acis 2,55 hath brought up.

shall shut their months at lum: for thut which had 19 m These two things are come unto thee; who not been told them shall they sce, and that which w, 23 shall be sorry for thee? desolation, and destruction, they had not heard shall they consider. and the famine, and the sword: by whom shall I

CHAPTER LIT. n Job 2, 11, "comfort thee?

1 The prophet complaireth of the want of faith....4 The suffer 20 Thy sons have fainted, they lie at the head

ings of Christ, &c. of all the streets as a wild bull'in a net: they are full WHO hath believed our report ? and to whom is nch. 9, 19. of the P fury of the LORD, the rebuke of thy God.

the arm of the LORD rescaled? 21 Therefore, hear now this, thou afflicted, and 2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender 1 Cor. 1, 1a drunken, but not with wine :

plant, and as a root out of a dry ground : he hath no 22 Thus saith thy Lord, the Lord, and thy God form nor "comeliness; and when we shall see him, se wer. 50, that 'pleadeth the cause of his people, Behold, If there is no beauty that we should desire him. have taken sout of thy hand the cup of trembling, 3 lle is despised and rejected of men; a man

of even the dregs of the cup of my fury; thou shalt no sorrow's, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as Heb. 0,15 more drink it again:

it were our faces irom him; he was despised, and John !; 23 But I will put it into the hand of them that we esteemed him not.

d Jer. 25, 26. afflict thee; which have said to thy soul, Bow down, 4 Surely he hath horne our 'griefs, and carried 9.1

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he was bruised for our iniquities : the chastisement Christ persuadeth the church to believe his free redemption of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we A

WAKE, awake; put on thy strength, o Zion; are hered.

put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, 6 All we, like 'sheep, have gone astray; we have Jam 5,2 chose the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more turned every one to his own way; and the Lord Rev. 21, 27 come into thee the umcircumcised and the unclean. hath " laid on him the iniquity of us all.

2 Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit 7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted ; yet he i Pet. 2 9 Zech. 2 down, O Jerusalem : ' loose thyself from the bands} 'opened not his mouth; he is brought as a " lamb to ACS8, 22. äev. 13, 5. of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.

the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is 3 For thus saith the LORD, Ye have sold your-s dumb, so he openeth not his mouih.

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The Gentiles' deliverance.

ISAIAH.

The happiness of believers. 8 He was taken from prison and from judgment : thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not chefers

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cut off out of the land of the living: for the o trans- 15' Behold, they shall surely gather together, but
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not hy me: whosoever shall gather together against is.
9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and thee shall fall for thy sake.
with the rich in his death ; because he had done no 16 Behold, I have created the smith that blow-fach. 10, s.
violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. eth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an Jolin 19, 11

10 Yet it 'pleased the Lord to bruise him ; he instrument for his work, and I have created the r John 3.17 hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul waster to destroy.

San offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall 17 No 'weapon that is formed against thee shall a Ps. 2 1,2

prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper; and every, tongue that shall rise against for the Col. 3 15. prosper in his hand.

thee in judgment ihou shalt condemn. This is the Acts 2,90 11 He shall see of the "travail of his soul, and shall heritage of the servants of the Lord; and their right- Rom. 8, 33. 5. th. 49, 4, be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous eousness is of me, saith the Lord. servant justify inany; for he shall bear their iniquities.

CHAPTER LV. 12 Therefore will l y divide him a portion with the The prophet, with the promises of Christ, caileth to faith. ; Ps. 2, 8. grear, and he shall ? divide the spoil with the strong;

* waters, and he that hath no money; come John,

a 4 he was numbered with the transgressors : and beye, buy and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk 3.Luke 23, bare the sin of many, and made a intercession for without money, and without price. the transgressors.

2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is CHAPTER LIV.

A not bread ? and your labour for that which satisfieth The prophet prophesieth the preservation of the church. not? Hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that 5.

* barren, thou that didst not bear; break which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst 3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and Mat

. 11 1 Pet. 1, "not travail with child : for e inore are the children your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting

of the desolate than the children of the married wife, covenant with you, even the sure inercies of David. 3 3,27, s. saith the LORD.

4 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the 2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them people, ' a leader and commander to the people. d Ps. 78, 8. ' stretch forth the curtains of thy habitations : spare 5 Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou "know- 10.

not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes: est not; and nations that knew not thee shall run Mat. 2, 6.

3 For thou shalt e break forth on the right hand unto thee, because of the LORD thy God, and for the r ch.61, 9. and on the left ; and 'thy seed shall inherit the Gen- Holy One of Israel ; for he hath glorified thee.

tiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited. 6 Seek ye the LORD " while he may be found,

* Fear not ; for thou shalt not be ashamed: nei- call ye upon him while he is near.

ther be thou confounded ; for thou shalt not be put 7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unJobo 16, 10 shame : for thou shalt forget the shame of thy righteous man his thoughts : and let him return Heh. 11, sli, youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him ; 21: 17 widowhood any more.

and to our God, for he will pabundantly pardon.
5 For thy Maker is thy husband ; The Lord of 8 For my thoughts, are not your thoughts, neither

hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer, the Holy One arc? your ways my ways, saith the Lokd. 4024. of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be 9 For as the 'heavens are higher than the earth, Nat

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so are my ways higher than your ways, and my fam.3, 17. 6 For the LORD hath called thee as a woman thoughts than your thoughts.

forsaken and grieved in spirit, and 'a wife of youth, 10 For as the train cometh down, and the snow, 11. Ezrk. 1, when thou wast refused, saith thy God.

from heaven, and returneth not thither, but "water- s Jer. 29, 7 For a small moment have I forsaken thee; eth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that but with great mercies will I gather thee.

it may give * seed to the sower, and bread to the Deut. 32 8 In a little wrath " I hid my face from thee for a cator; moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have 11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of mercy on thee, saith the Lord thy Redeemer. my mouth: it shall not y return unto me void; but 10. 9 For this is us the P waters of Noah unto me: it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall y 2 Tim. 2

. for as I have a sworn that the waters of Noah should prosper in the thing whereto I sert it. no more go over the earth ; so have I sworn that I 12 For ye shall ? go out with joy, and be led forth z ch. 35, 10. would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee. with peace: “the mountains and the hills shall break

10 For the mountains shall" depart, and the hills } forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the

be removed ; but my kindness shall not depart from field shall clap their hands. • Eph. 2,4, thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be re- 13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir- Uch. 41, 19. fitus 3,5. moved, saith the LORD that hath : mercy on thee. tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myr

11 0 thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not stle-tree: and it shall be to the Lord for a name, ccb. 44,11. u Pet. 2,5. comforted! behold, I will lay thy "stones with fair and for an everlasting sign, that shall not be cut off. colours, and lay thy * foundations with sapphires.

CHAPTER LVI.
12 And I will make thy windows of agates, and Sanctification promised without respect to persons.

HUS saith the LORD, Keep ye a judgnient, and a ch. 55, 12 ant stones.

13 And all thy children shall be taught of the my righteousness to be revealed. LORD ; and great shall be the peace of thy children. 2 Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son e Ps. 15,5 14 . In righteousness shalt thou be established : } of man that layeth hold on it ; that keepeth the sab- d Jer. 7,2

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The blessed death of the righteous. CHAPTER LVII...LVIII.

The Jews reproved. bath from polluting it, and kecpeth his band from { messengers far off, and didst debase thyself even unto CHRIST cir. 712' doing any evil.

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3 Neither let the son of the estranger, that hath 10 Thou art 'wearied in the greatness of thy way;
joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD yet saidst thou not, There is no hope: thou hast found

hath utterly separated me from his people : neither the life of thy hand; therefore thou wast not grieved. Howe3 (Acts !!, 2. let the eunuch say, Behold, I am'a dry tree.

11 And of whom hast thou been afraid or feared, 4 For thus saith the Lord unto the ő eunuchs that that thou hast 'lied, and hast not remembered me, nor keep iny sabbaths, and choose the things that please { laid it to thy heart? have not I held my peace even me, and take hold of my covenant ;

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12 I will declare thy*riginteousness, and thy works; och i 12 within my walls, a place and a name * better than offor they shall not profit thee.

sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting 13 When thou ? criest, let thy companies deliver i Joho s 1. name, that shall not be cut off.

thee: but the wind shall carry then, all away ; vavity ? Ps 18 4. 6 Also the sons of the stranger that 'join them- shall take them: but he that putteth his trust in me a Judg. «O

selves to the Lord, to serve him, and to love the name shall possess the land, and shall inherit my holy mi Thesis of the Lord, to be his servants, every one that keep-mountain;

eth the sabbath from polluting it, and "taketh hold of 14 And shall say, Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare a Mat. 15,9 my covenant ;

the way, take up the stumbling-block out of the way 7 Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and of my people.

make them joyful in my house of prayer; their 15 for thus saith the bigb and lofty One that 'inP. Mat. 21, o burnt-offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted habiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwellia the 16. q Mah. 1,11. pon mine altar: for iny house shall be called Pa{bigh and holy place, with him also that is of a con- e Ps. 34, 18. house of prayer for 9 all people.

trite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the 8 The Lord God, which gathereth the outcasts of humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. Cohn 10, Israel, saith, Yet will l ' gather others to bim, besides 16 For I will not 'coutend for ever, neither will I (Gen. 6, 5. those that are gathered unto him.

be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, & Ps. 61, 2. 9 All ye beasts of the field, coine to devour, yeu, and the souls which I have made. u Mat. 15, all ye beasts in the forest.

17 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I b Jer. 6, 13. io His watchmen are blind ; they are all 'igno-wroth, and smote him: I bid ine, and was wroth, and

rant, they are all dumb dogs, they canuot bark; { he went on frowardly in the way of his heart. Micah 3 sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.

18 I have seen his ways, and will neal him: I il Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never will lead bin also, and restore comforts unto him and

have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot to his 'mourpers. a Rom. 16, understand; they all look to their own way, every 19 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to Niat 5, one for his gain from his quarter.

him that is far off, and to him thut is near, saith the m Acts 2 • Micah 2, 12 Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we LORD; and I will heal him.

will till ourselves with strong drink; and to-morrow 20 But the wicked are like the "troubled sea, when leb. 13, 15 $2. Cor. 15, shall be as this day, and much more abundant. it cannot rest, wliose waters cast up mire and dirt. CHAPTER LVII.

21 There is nopeace, saith my God, to the wicked.
1 The blessed death of the righteous....3 God reproveth the Jews.

CHAPTER LVIII.
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3 But draw pear bither, ye sons of the sorceress, ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook Ecel. 12,7. the seed of the adulterer and the whore.

not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the 4 Against whom do ye 'sport yourselves ? against ordinarxes of justice; they take delight in approachch.5, 12 whom make ye a wide mouth, and draw out the ing to God. twuge are ye not children of transgression, a seed ?

3 liherefore bave we fasted, say they, and thou i uke 18, 3 of falsehood;

seest not? wherefore have we alilicied our soul, and "0, 11. los . 7, 4, 53 Infaming yourselves with idols under every thou takest no knowledge ? Behold, in the day of de Ezek. 20,

green tree," slaying the children in the valleys under your fast you find pleasure, and exact all your labours, h. Ps. 106, the clisis of the rocks?

4 Behold, ye kast for estrite and debate, and to e Amos 4, 4 6 Among the i smooth stones of the stream is thy'smite with the fist of wickedness : ye shall not fast 11 Kings portion; they, they are thy lot; even to them hast thou as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on luke 20,47

poured a drink-offering, thou hast offered a meat-high. Jer, 7, 9, 10, offering. Should I receive comfort in thyse?

5. Is it such a fast that I have chosen ? a day for 8 Mat. 6, Ili 7 Upon a lotty and high mountain hast thou set a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head ! Kingo Ezek. 16, thy bed: even thither wentest thou up to offer sacrifice. Žasa bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under

8 Behind the doors also and the posts hast thou set him ? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day up thy remembrance ; for thou hast discovered thy- to the Lord ?

self to another than me, and art gone up: thou hast 6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen ? ' to loose • Deut. 7,2 enlarged thy będ, and made thee a covenant with the hands of wickedness, to undo the "heavy burdens, Ezek. 16, them; thou lovedst their bed where thou 'sawest it. and to let the 'oppressed go free, and that ye break

9 And thou wentest to the king with ointment, every voke? l. Ezek. 18, and didst increase thy perfumes, and didst send thy 7 Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and ma Acts 1942.

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The promises to godliness, &-c.

ISAIAH

Salvation only of God that thou bring the poor that are " cast o!it to thy; as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead house? when thou scost the naked, that ihou "cover nen. bim ; and that thou hide not thyelt from thine rown 11 We s roar all like bears, and mourn sore like flesh?

dores: we look for judgment, but there is none; for 18 8 Then shall thy light break forth as the morn-salvation, but it is far oil from us. p 1 John 3, ing, and thy heaith shail spring forth speedily; and 12 For our transgressious are multiplied before tch. 1, 6.

u e thy righteousness shall go before thee: ihe glory of thee, and our sins testily against us: for our trans- u Ps. 90, e. 9 Esth. 8,16. the LORD shall be thy rere-ward.

gressions are * with us; and us for our iniquities, we x Ex. 34, 9 9 Then shalt thou call, and the Lordshallanswer;{know them : > ch.30, 13. thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou 13 In transgressing and lying against the LORD,

take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the 'put-s and departing away from our God, speaking oppres-
ting forth of the finger, and "speaking vanity: sion and revolt, y conceiving and uttering from the ; Jam. 1, 15
10 And if thou * draw ont thy soul to the hungry, hcart words of falsehood.

2 * Ps. 112,3. and satisfy the afllicted soul; then shall thy light rise 14 And judgment is turned away backward, and 54 iz Cor. 8, s, in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon-day: justice standeth afar off : for truth is fallen in the

11 And ile LORD shall guide thee continually, street, and equity cannot enter. and satisfy thy soul in ? drought, and make fat thy ? 15 Yea, truth a faileth , and he that "departeth a Ps 12, 1,

bones: and thou shalt be like a "watered garden, and from evil maketh himself a prey: and the LORD saw a John 4,14. like a spring of water, whose waters tail not. it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment. 1 Pet. s,'4

12 And they that shall be " of thee shall build the 16 And he saw that there was no man, and won- c Ezek. 22, old waste places: thou shalt raise up the founda-dered that there was no intercessor; therefore his so.

tions of many generations; and thou shalt be called, arm brought salvation unto him ; and his righteous- d ch. 51. 5. d Mat. 17, The Repairer of the breach, The Restorer of pathsness, it sustained hiin. to dwell in.

17 For he e put on righteousness as a breastplate, e Pk 99, 1 13 If thou turn way thy foot from the sabbath, and a helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put from doing 'thy pleasure on my holy day; and call on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was

the sabbath sa Delight, the Holy of the LORD, Ilon-clad with zeal as a cloak. g Ps. 42, 4. ourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own 18 According to their ' deeds, accordingly he will ich. 63, s.

ways, nor finding thinc own pleasure, nor speaking repay, fury to s his adversaries, recompense to his Mat. 12, thine oun words:

enemies; to the islands he will repay recompense. 14 Then shalt thou 'delight thyself in the LORD; 19 So shall they fear the name of the Lord from i Job 22, 26. and I will cause thee to kride upon the high places the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. 1 Mal. 1, 11 # Deut. 32, of the earth, and fced thee with the ' heritage of Ja-When the enemy shall come in like 'a flood, the i cb. 8, 7, 8

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CHAPTER LIX.

20 And the 'Redeemer shall come to Zion, and 1 Rom. 11, 1 The damnable nature of sin....3 The sins of the Jews. unto them that "turn from transgression in Jacob,

) that it cannot saveheavy, 21 As for me, this is my ° covenant with them, n Acts S, 26. it cannot hear :

saith the LORD; My Spirit that is upon thee, and 'my Heh. 10, b Josh.7, 11. 2 But your iniquities have separated between you words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart

and your God, and your sins have “hid his face from out of a thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, !ohne, you, that he will not hear.

por out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the 2 Cor. 3, 6. 3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and Lord, from henceforth and forever.

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e Jer. 9, 3. * lics, your tongue hath muttered perverseness. The glory of the church in the abundant access of the Gentiles.

truth : they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.
couceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.

2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, c 2 Cor. 3, 5 They hatch ' cockatrice eggs, and weave the and gross darkness the people : but the LORD shall i Mat.S, 7. k spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon the disken, 79: k P's. 10,9: that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper. 3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and

6 Their webs shall not become garments, neither kings to the brightness of thy rising. shall they cover themselves with their works: their 4 Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: all they works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence gather themselves together, they come to thee:thy ch. €6, 12. is in their hards.

sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be 7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to nursed at thy side. shed innocent blood : their thoughts are thoughts of 5 Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and h Mat. 8,11 iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths. thy heart shall 'fear, and be kenlarged; because the i Hoseas, 5.

k 8 The way of peace they know not; and there is abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, k2 Cor. 6, no judgment in their goings; they have made them the 'forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.

crooked paths ; whosoever goethi therein shall not 6 The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the Rev. 21, o Ps. 125, 5. know peace.

dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from 9. Therefore is P judgment far from us, neither doth Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and in- m Ps. 72, 10.

justice overtake us: we wait 4 for light, but behold cense; and they shall shiew forth the praises of the n Mat. 211 Jet. 8, 13. obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness. Lord.

10 We'grope for the wall like the blind, and we 7 All the "flocks of Kedar shall be gathered to- o Rom. 12,1. Jam. 4,14 grope as if we had no eyes : we stumble at noon-day gether unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall P minis- p Mal. 1, 1i.

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CHAPTER LXI...LXII.

The blessedness thereof.
ter unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on 3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to
CHLOST mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory. give unto them beauty for ashes, the 'oil of joy for cir. 698.

8 Who are these that fly as 'a cloud, and as the mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of doves to their windows ?

heaviness, that they might

be called "Trees of Right-
9 Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships eousness, The Planting of the LORD, that he might
of Tarshish first, to bring thy & sons from far, their be glorified.
silver and their gold with them, unto "the name of 4 And they shall build the 'old wastes, they shall

the LORD thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, raise up the former desolations, and ihey shall repair 25. u Acte 9, 15. because he hath glorified thee.

the waste cities, the desolations of many generations. 10 And the sons of * strangers shall build up thy

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5 And strangers shall stand and feed your 'flocks, k Eph.2, 12 walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee: for and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen, y Cor. 3, in my wrath I smote thee, but in my favour have Iį and your vine-dressers. had mercy on thee.

6 But ye shall be named the "priests of the Lord; m 1 Cor. 3,

LORD 11 Therefore thy * gates shall be open continually: men shall call you the ministers of our God: ye shall % A Rev. 21, they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall » Rom. 12,

bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, and that you boast yourselves.
their kings may be brought.

7 For your "shame you shall have double, and for 12 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: there- Rom uiis » Ps. 2,8, thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly fore in their land they shall possess the double; everwasted.

lasting joy shall be unto then). 13 The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, 8 For I the LORD P love judgment, I hate robbery p Ps. 11, 7.

the fir-tree, the pine-tree, and the box together, to for burnt-offering; and I will direct their work in 9 Mat. 22, Rev. 14, beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with the place of my feet glorious.

}thern 14 The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall 9 And their 'seed shall be known among the Gend 1 Tim. 2, come "bending unto thee; and all they that despised tiles, and their offspring among the people: all that 18.

thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of thy see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the

feet; and they shall call thee, The city of the LORD, seed which the Lord bath blessed. e Rev. 3,5. The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul "ch. 68, 10. 15 Whereas thon hast been 'forsaken and hated, shall be joyful in my God : for he hath clothed me

so that no man went through thee, I will make thee with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me g Lam. 1, 1, an & eternal excellency, a joy of many generations. with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom deck1

16 Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, eth himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth 20.

and shalt suck the breasts of kings: and thou shalt { herself with her jewels. I ch.66, 11. know that I the LORD am thy 'Saviour and thy Re- 11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as y ch.58, 11 1 Pet. 22. deemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.

the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to 2 Num. 24, 17 For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will spring forth; so the Lord God will cause? righteous- Ps

. 72, 3, 4 bring silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron: ness and praise to spring forth before all the nations. eu cu ia. k 1 Cor. 13 I will also make thy * officers' peace, and thine

CHAPTER LXII. exactors righteousness.

The desire of the prophet to confirm the church in God's 18 m Violence shall no more be heard in thy land,

promises. m Ps, 72, 7. within : but thou dan shalt call thy " walls Salvation, and the enties Prahu. FOR: Zion's sake will not hold my peace, and arer

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for Jerusalem's sake I not rest. 19 The sun shall be no more thy light by day; righteousness thereof o go forth as brightness, and

neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto the salvation thereof, as a lamp that burneth. . Rev. 21, thee: but the LORD shall be into thee an everlasting 2 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness,

d light, and thy God thy glory.

and all kings thy 'glory: and thou shalt be called by in 20 Thy sun shall no more Pgo down; neither shall}'a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall

thy moon withdraw itself: for the Lord shall be name. mies. 21, thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourn

3 Thou shalt also be a "crown of glory in the g Rom. 2, ing shall be ended.

i hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand 21 Thy people also shall be 'all righteous: they of thy God. 'Eph. 2,10 shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my 4 Thou shalt no more be termed "Forsaken: nei

. s uEph. 1,11. planting, the work of my hands, that I may be ther shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: 18. 31 Cor. 15, i glorified.

but thou shalt be called Hephzi-bah, and thy land k llos. 1, 10. 22 * A little one shall become a thousand, and a Beulah: for the Lord ' delighteth in thee, and thy 1 Ps. 16, s.

a small one a strong pation: I the Lord will hasten land shall be married. 1 Hah. 2, 3. it in his time.

5 For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall 2 CHAPTER LXI.

thy sous marry thee: and as the "bridegroom rejoi- n John 3,00 1 The office of Christ.... 7 The blessings of the faithful. ceth over the bride, so shallothy God rejoice over thee. o Rom. 1,5

be-
TIE Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; 6 "I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jeru-

.cause the Lord hath anointed me to preach salem, which shall never hoid their peace day nor 2a.

good tidings unto the meek: he hath sent me to bindup night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not q Rev. 21 Luke 4,18. the broken-hearted, toproclaim libertytotheʻcaptives, silence;

and the opening of the prison to them that are bound 7 And give him 'no rest, till he establish, and till en. Ja,

2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort 8 The Lord hath sworn by his right hand, and by c Luke 18,7. all that mourn ;

the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more gives

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