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strained ? 9 But they that have gathered it shall eat it, and 16 Doubtless thou art our Father, though Abra- Hosea 11, & praise the Lord; and they that have brought it to- ham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us c Job 14, gether shall drink it in the courts of my holiness. not: thou, O LORD, art our Father, our Redeemer;

10 Go through, go through the gates; * prepare yethy name is from everlasting. ilon. 14 the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway;

17 O LORD. why hast thou made us to err from z Rom. 10, gather out the stones; listupa standard forthe people. thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear?

11 Behold, the Lord hath ? proclaimed unto the Return for thy servants' sake, the tribes of thine (Ps. 90, 13. a Zech.9,9. end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, inheritance.

Behold, thy salvation cometh ; behold, his reward 18 The 6 people of thy holiness have possessed it & Ps. 73, 18. b Mat. 1, 21. is with him, and his work before him.

but a little while : our adversaries have trodden h Lam. 1,10. 12 And they shall call them, “The holy people, down thy sanctuary. The redeemed of the Lord: and thou shalt be called, 19 'We are thine : thou never barest rule over Sought out, A city e not forsaken.

them ; they were not called by thy name.
CHAPTER LXIII.

CHAPTER LXIV.
Christ sheweth his power to save.

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the waters to boil; to make thy' name known to thine 2 Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy {adversaries, that the nations may tremble at thy garments like him that treadeth in the wine-fat?

3 I have trodden the wine-press alone; and of the 3 When thou didst terrible things which we looked people there was none with me: for I will tread them not for, thou camest down, the 'mountains flowed (Hab. 3, 6.

in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and down at thy presence. e Rev. 14, their •e blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, 4 For since the beginning of the world men have and I will stain all my raiment.

not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the 4 For the day of vengeance is in my heart, and eye seen, O Goul

, besides thee, what he hath" pre- 81 Cor.2,8. the year of my redeemed is come.

pared for him that waiteth for him. 5 And I looked, and there was none to help; and I 5 Thou k meetest him that rejoiceth and 'worketh : ch. 59, 16. 6 wondered that there was none to uphold ; therefore righteousness; those that remember thee in thy ways: 12

mine own arm broughi salvation unto me; and my behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned: in
fury, it upheld me.

those is continuance, and we shall be saved.
6 And I will tread down the people in mine anger, 6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our se.

and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring { " righteousnesses are as filthy rags: and we all do fade Rev.19,1, down their strength to the earth.

as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, haven Phil Se 7 I will"mention the loving-kindnesses of the Lord, taken us away., Jurg. 10, and the praises of the LORD, according to all that the 7 And there is none that "calleth upon thy name, is. 2ch.2,. LORD hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou Gal. 3, 12.

toward the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed hast hid thy face froin us, and hast consumed us,

on them according to his mercies, and according to because of our iniquities. Deut. 7, ** the multitude of his loving-kindnesses.

8 But now, O Lord, thou art Pour Father: we qch. 45, ? 8 For he said, Surely they are my people, children are the clay, and thou our 9 Potter; and we all are rEph. 2, 10 Deut. 32, 4. thàt will not lie : so he was their Saviour.

the 'work of thy hand. 9 In all their affliction ' he was afflicted, and the 9 Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither re- . Rom. 11, f.ph. 4, 30. angel of his presence saved them : in his love and member iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech 23.

in his pity be redeemed them: and he " bare them, thee, we are all 'thy peopie. Judg. 2, and carried them all the days of old. 2

10 Thy " holy cities are a wilderness, * Zion is a x Micab 3, 10 But they rebelled, and "vexed his Holy Spirit : { wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation. theresure he was turned to be their eneiny, and he 11 Our holy and our leautiful house, where our y2 Kings • fought against them.

fathers praised thee, v is burned up with fire: and all 25, 9. 11 Then he remembered the days of old, 9 Moses our ? pleasant things are laid waste. r Neh 9,20. and his people, saying, Whereis he that brought them 12 Wilt thou refrain thyself for these things, O • Ex. 15,6. up out of the sea with the shepherd of his flock? where Lord ? wilt thou hold thy peace, “and afflict us very ż 1 [x.14,21. is he that put his ' Holy Spirit within him? 12 That led them by the right hand of Moses with

CHAPTER LXV. his glorious arm, * dividing the water before them to 1 The calling of the Gentiles.... 2 The Jews are rejected. 2 Ilah.3, 15. make himself an everlasting, name? 13 That led them through the deep, * as a horse I AM sought of them that • asked not for me; I .Exek. 3,

am found of them that sought me not : I said, ni Johne 2. 2 Sam. 7, in the wilderness, that they should not stumble ? Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that was not 10.

14 As a beast goeth down into the valley, the Spirit called by my name. Deut. 26, of the LORD caused him to rest ; so didst thou Ylead 2 I have spread out my hands all the day unto a Kings 8, thy people, to make thyself a ? glorious name. d rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was d ch.1

, 23 15. Look down from heaven, and hehold from the not good, after their own thoughts; til. 3,50. habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory: where is 3 A people that 'provoketh me to anger continu- f Acts 2, 54

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CHAPTER LXVI.

The humble comforleit. Defore, ally to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burn- 22 They shall not build, and another inhabit; they fetore

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shall not plant, and another eat : tor as the days of a 4 Which remain among the grave, and lodge in tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall

the monuments; which eat swine's flesh, and broth;k long enjoy the work of their hands. . com. 10, 2 ch. 66, s. of abominable things is in their vessels;

23 They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth , lag. 1.6 5 Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near tom for trouble ; for they are the seed of the blessed of scor.15, me; for I am 'bolier than thou. These are a smoke the Lord, and their offspring with them. in my nose, a k fire that burneth all the day.

24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, 52, 41. i Rom. 2,17., 6 Behold, it is written before me; I will not I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, 1

I A Mark keep silence, but will recompense, even recompense will hear. into their bosom,

25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, Dan. 9, 20), I Ex. 17, 14. 7 Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock : and dust m Ps.50,2. A together, saith the LORD, which have burned in-shall be the serpent's meat. They shall not hurt nor • Ex. 30,6. cense upon the mountains, and blasphemed me upon destroy in all my ' holy mountain, saith the LORD.

9 the hills: therefore will I measure their former work

CHAPTER LXVI. into their bosom.

The glorious God will be served in humble sincerity. 8

LORDa Acts 7, 48 in the one saith;

and is my footstool : is blessing is in it: so will I do for my ' servants' sakes, house that ye build unto me? and where is the Rev. 21, 4 Mal. 3, 17. that I may not destroy them all.

place of my rest ?
9 And I will bring forth 'a seed out of Jacob, and 2 For all those things hath my hand made, and all

out of Judahan inheritor of my mountains : and mine those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this • Deat. 11,8 elect shall inherit it, and my servants shall dwell man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a

contrite spirit, and “trembleth at my word. 10 And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, and the 3 He that killeth an is as if he slew a man ; J Ezra 9, 4

valley of * Achor a place for the herds to lie down in, he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck; Titus i, 1 Hosea 2 for my people that have sought me.

he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine's 15. 11 But ye are they that forsake the Lord, that blood; he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an

forget my holy mountain, that prepare a table for that idol : yea, they bave chosen their own ways, and their Jers. 2 y troop, and that furnish the drink-offering unto that'soul delighteth in their abominations. number.

4 I also willchoose their : delusions, and will bring 12 Therefore will I number you to the sword, and their fears upon them; because when I called, none

ye shall all bow down to the slaughter : because { did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but Zech. 7,7. when I called, ye did not answer; when I spake, they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in Mat. 23, 34. ye did not hear; but did evil before mine eyes, and which I delighted not. did choose that wherein I delighted not.

5 Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at h Mat. 24, 13 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, his word ; Your brethren that 'hated you, that " cast 19 * Ps. 37, 11, my servants shall eat, but ye shall be hungry: be- you out for my name's sake, said, Let the Lord be : 2 Pet. 3, Dan. 7, 27. hold, my servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty: glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and

behold, my servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be they shall be ashamed.
ashamed:

6 A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the 1ch. 5, 19.
14 Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, temple, a voice of the P Lord that rendereth rec-
but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl ompense to his enemies.
for vexation of spirit.

7 Before she travailed, she brought forth ; before user. 51, 54. 15 And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto her pain came, she was delivered of a man child. Rev. 19, 1.

4 my chosen: for the Lord God shall slay thee, and 8'Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen plev. 18. 4. call his servants by another name:

such things ? Shall the earth lie made to bring forth 16 That he who blesseth himself in the earth, shall in one day? or shall a nation be born'at once? for . John 1, 13. bless himself in the God of † truth: and he that swear- as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her 27. & 12, 5. Acts 11, 26. eth in the earth, shall swear by the God of truth; be-children. leb. cause the former troubles are forgotten, and because 9 Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to Dan. 12. 2.

t Kev. 3, 14. they are hid from mine eyes.

bring forth ? saith the LORD: shall I cause to bring sch.37, 3. 17 For, behold, I create new heavens, and a new forth, and shut the womb ? saith thy God. kom. 8, 20, earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor 10 Rejoiceye with Jerusalem, and be glad with Ps.115, Rev.21, 1. come into mind.

her, all ye that love her: rejoice" for joy with her, u ch. 61, 10. 18 But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that all ye that mourn for her : seh.62,7. which I create : for, behold, I create Jerusalem 'a il That ye may *suck, and be satisfied with the 1 Pet. 2, 2

i Psa.. 102, rejoicing, and / her people a joy.

breasts of her consolations; that ye may milk out, and ych.90, 5 19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my be delighted with the abundance of her glory. people : and the voice of weeping shall be no more 12 For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will extend , Rom.8, 1 heard in her, vor the voice of crying.

peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gen20 There shall be no more thence an infant of days, tiles like a flowing stream: then shall ye suck, ye 2. pool. , nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the shall be borne upon her sides, and be dandled upon hi Thess 2, 1 Eccl. 8,12

child shall die ' a hundred years old ; but the sinner, her knees.
being a hundred years old, shall be accursed.

13 As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I ceh. 40,11
21 And they shall build houses, and inhabit them ;{comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem. lohn 18
and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of 14 And when ye see this, your heart shall rejoice,
them.

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15 For, behold, the LORD will come with 'fire, and and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his 5 an-upon swift beasts, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, 9. Rom. 13 ger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire. saith the LORD, as the children of Israel bring an 16 For liy fire and by his sword will the LORD offering in a clean vessel into the house of the LORD.

h kev. 14, 20. i plead with all flesh: and the slain of the Lord shall 21 And I will also take' of them for ® priests, and r Acts 16, 2

for Levites, saith the LORD. 17 They that sanctify themselves, and purify them- 22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, ich. 65, 17 selves in the gardens, behind one tree in the midst, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the the Lord, so shall your seed and your name re

LORD mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD. main.

18 for 'I know their works and their thoughts: it § 23 And it shall come to pass, that from one " new col. 2, 16. m Rom. 11, shall come, that I will gather "all nations and tongues; š moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, Zecb. 14

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shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the 16. 19 And I will set'" a sign among them, and I will LORD.

send those that oescape of them unto the P nations, to 24 And they shall go forth, and look npon the i Rom Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubalcarcases of the men that have transgressed against 17. o . 9

and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not heard me; for their worm shall not die, neither shall their ach. 57, 2a
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come, and they shall set every one his throne at d ch.39, 8 2 To whom the word of the Lord came in the the entering of the gates of Jerusalem, and against

days of e Josiah the son of Amnon king of Judah, in all the walls thereof round about, and against all the 4 ch. 26, 15. the thirteenth year of his reign.

cities of Judah. 3 It came also in the days of Jehoiakim the son of 16 And I will utter my judgmentse against them eche 12 Josiah king of Judah, unto the lI end of the eleventh touching all their wickedness, 'who have forsaken ycar of Zedekiah the son of Josiah king of Judah, me, and have burned incense unto other gods, and 20. unto the carrying away of Jerusalem captive in the worshipped the works of their own hands. fifth month.

17 Thou therefore & gird up thy loins, and arise, and I de 12,55 4 Then the word of the LORD came unto me, speak unto them all that I command thee: be not dis- 1 Pet. 1, 18 saying,

mayedat their faces, lestl confound thee before them. h 1 Cor. 9, 5 Before I'formed thee in the belly : I knew thec; 18 For, behold, I have made thee this day a 'deg . Rom. 8, and before thou camest forth out of the womb Işfenced city, and an iron pillar, and brazen walls, - sanctified thee ; I unto against the whole " land ; against the kings of Judah, 162.50,7

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against the princes thereof, against the priests thereof, Ezek: 3 6 Then said I, 'Ah, Lord God! behold, * I cannot and against the people of the land. * Ex. 3, 4. speak; for I am a 'child. a

19 And they shall' fight against thee; but they shall 1 ch. 21, 2 7 But the Lord said unto me, Say not, I amachild: not prevail against thee; for I am with thee, saith m Acts a

for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and the LORD, to deliver thee. ma Acts 25, "whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.

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plant.

3 Israel was holiness unto the Lord, and the first- a Deut. 27 11 Moreover, the word of the Lord came unto fruits of his increase:all that devour him

shalloffend; me, saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou ? And I said, evil shall come upon them, saith the Lord. Isa. 10, 5. I see a red of an "almond-tree.

4 Hear ye the word of the LORD, O house of Jacob, & Ex. 4 2 12 Then said the Lord unto me, Thou hast 'well and all the families of the house of Israel : seen : for I will hasten my word to perform it. 5 Thus saith the LORD, What iniquity have your

h 13 And the word of the Lord canic unto me the fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, i2 Kings second time, saying, What seest thou ? And I said, and have walked after * vanity, and are become vain 17, 18. I see a ? seething-pot; and the face thereof is toward 6 Neither said they, Where is the Lord that *2 Kings the north.

brought us up out of the land of Egypt, that led us 14 Then the Lord said unto me, Out of the north through the wilderness; through a land of deserts, and illone? 2

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CHAPTER III

Their vuin confidence rejected. Deforer of pits; through a land of drought, and of the shadow is the bouse of Israel ashamed; they, their kings, cir. 628." of death, through a land that no man" passed through, their princes, and their priests, and their prophets, cir. 622 and where no man dwelt?

{ 27 Saying to a stock, Thou art my father; and . 7 And I brought you into a " plentiful country, to {to a stone, Thou hast brought me forth: for they ko. n Deut. 8,7. eat the fruit thereof, and the goodness thereof: but have turned their back unto me, and not their face; h Ex. 32,

when ye entered, ye defiled my land, and made my { but in the time of their trouble they will say, Arise, j Judg. 10 heritage an abomination.

and save us. 8 The P priests said not, Where is the Lord? and 28 But where are *thy gods that thou hast made 3, 13.

they that "handle the law "knew me not: the pastors thee? let them arise, it they can save thee in the ! Isniah 43, 9 Mat.15,6 also transgressed against me, and the prophets proph-time of thy trouble: for according to the number Rom. 2 esied by Baal, and walked after things that do not of thy cities are thy gods, O Judah

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29 Wherefore will ye "plead with me ye all have n ch.3, 2 9 Wherefore I will yet · plead with you, saith the transgressed against me, saith the LCRD. LORD, and with your children's children will I plead. 30° In vain have I smitten your children: they p 2 Kings 10 For pass over the isles of Chittim, and see ; received no correction : P your own sword hath de

" 1 Gen. 25, and send unto *Kedar, and consider diligently, and { voured your prophets, like a destroying lion. see if there be such a thing:

31 O generation, see ye the word of the LORD: 11 Hath a nation changed their gods, which are Have I been a wilderness unto Israel ? a land of Ps. 115, 4. yet "no gods ? but my people have changed their darkness? Wherefore say my people, We are lords; s lloseal', glory for that which doth not profit.

we will come no more unto thee? 12 Be bastonished, 0 ye heavens, at this, and be 32 Can a maid "forget her ornaments, or a bride b. Deur s horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the LORD. her attire ? yet my people have forgotten me days

13 For my people have committed two evils; they { without number. have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and

', 33 Why *trimmest thou thy way to seek love? 21 hewed them out (cisterns, broken cisterns, that can therefore hast thou also taught the wicked ones 'thy flos

. &, 14. a 2 Pet. 2 hold no water:

ways. 14 Is Israel a servant? is he'a home-born slave? 34 Also in thy skirts is found the blood of the y Ezek. 15 Exod. As why is he spoiled ?

souls of the poor innocents: I have not found it by 15 The 5 young lions roared upon him and yelled, secret search, but upon all these. and they made his land waste : his cities are burnt 35 Yet thou sayest, Because I am innocent, surely a Ezek. 17, without inhabitant.

his anger shall turn from me: behold, I will plead 16 Also the children of ' Noph and Tahapanes with thee, because thou sayest, I have not sinned. "

have broken the crown of thy head.

36 Why gaddest thou about so much to change c Hosea 5, 17 Hast thou not "procured this unto thyself, in thy way ? thou also shalt be ashamed of Egypt, as * Iga. 1, 4. that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, when he thou wast ashamed of Assyria. 1 Exod, 13, 'led thee by the way?

37 Yea, thou shalt go forth from him, and thy 18 And now, what hast thou to do in the way of hands upon thy head: for the Lord hath rejected 17,6. m. Tsai. 30, Egypt, to drink the waters of " Sihor ? or what hast thy contidences, and thou shalt not prosper in them. thou to do in the way of Assyria, to drink the waters

CHAPTER III. of the river ?

1 God's great mercy in Judah's vile whoredom....12 The prom- a Deutin, 19 Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and

ises of the gospei to the penitent. ilovea 4, 5 thy backslidings shall reprove thee; know, therefore

, THEY say, If a man put away his wife and she ::. 19, and and bitter

go from him, become man'sshall . hast forsaken the LORD thy God, and that my fear he return unto her again? shall not that land be si, bir is not in thee, saith the Lord God of hosts. greatly "polluted? but thou hast played the harlot d Zech. 1 20 For of Pold time I have broken thy yoke, and with many lovers ; yet « return again to me, saith 3.

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22 For though thou wash thee with "nitre, and 3 Therefore the showers have been withholden, i chap. 14, take thee much soap, yet thine iniquity is '* marked and there hath been no latter rain ; and thou hadst before me, saith the Lord God.

a whore's forehead, thou 'refusedst to be ashamed. chap. si 23 How canst ” thou say, I am not polluted, I have 4 Wilt thou not from this time cry unto me, "My

| Pr. 2, 17. not gone after Baalim ? 2See thy way in the valley, { father, thou art the 'guide of my youth? 1 ch.3, 2. know what thou hast done: thou art a swift drome- 5 Will he reserve his anger ñ for ever? will he h. dary traversing her ways;

keep it to the end ? Behold, thou hast spoken and n chap. 2, 24 A wild ass a used to the wilderness, that snuffethdone evil things as thou couldest. Ezeka 18, up the wind at her pleasure ; in her occasion who 6 The Lori) said also unto me in the days of car. 612. can turn her away all they that seek her will not Josiah the king, Hast thou seen that which back-02 Kings

? Erek. 22, weary themselves; in her month they shall find her. sliding Israel hath done? she is gone up upon every 2. 25 Withhold thy foot from being unshod, and high mountain, and under every green tree, and

d thy throat from thirst : but thou saidst, There is no there hath played the harlot. hope: no; for I have loved strangers, and after them 7 And I said, after she had done all these things, 1 Kings

9 Turn thou unto me. but she returned not. And 26 As the thief is 'ashamed when he is found, so her treacherous 'sister Judah saw it.

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Judah exhorted to repentance. 8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby covereth us : for we have sinned against the LORD Before backsliding Israel committed adultery, I had put our God, we and our fathers, 6 from our youth even her away, and given her a bill of divorce ; yet her unto this day, and have not obeyed the voice of the

treacherous sister Judah " feared not, but went and LORD our God. 12 Kings played the harlot also.

CHAPTER IV. 9 And it came to pass, through the * lightness of 1 God calleth Israel by his promise....3 He exhorteth Judah to uchap. 44, her whoredom, that she defiled the land, and com

repentance. mitted adultery with stones and with stocks. F , 10 And yet for all this her treacherous sister udah I thou wilt return, O Israel, saith the Lord, 12 Chron.

return "unto me; and if thou wilt put away thine verse 3. y ch. 2, 27. hath not turned unto me with her whole heart, but abominations out of my sight, then shalt thou 'not b Joel 2 12 22 Chr. 35, ? feignedly, saith the LORD.

11 And the LORD said unto me, The backsliding 2 And thou shalt @swear, The Lord liveth, in Israel hath justified t herself more than treacherous truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; and the Judah.

nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him 20. 12Go, and proclaim these words toward the onorth, shalt they'glory. A 2 Kings and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the 3 For thus saith the LORD to the men of Judah

LORD; and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon and Jerusalem, & Break up your fallow ground, and Hosea 10 * Psal. 108, you ; for I am merciful, saith the LORD, and I will sow not among thorns. not keep onger for ever.

4 Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and take 2. 13 Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou away the foreskins of your heart, ye men of Judah Deut. 10. 12.321.5% hast transgressed against the LORD thy God, and and inhabitants of Jerusalem ; lest * my fury come kom. 2 2 Hosea 14,2 hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every forth like fire, and burn that none can quench it, Zepbe 2 2 km; s. green tree, and ye have not obeyed my voice, saith because of the evil of your doings. the LORD.

5 Declare ye in Judah, and publish in Jerusalem; 14 Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD;} and say, 'Blow ye the trumpet in the land: cry, Ezek. 33 illnsee is for I am'married unto you: and' I will take you Gather together, and say, Assemble yourselves, and

of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring let us go into the defenced cities. you to Zion:

6 Set up the standard toward Zion: † retire, stay here non 15 And I will give you pastors according to my not; for I will bring evil from the north, and a great Luke 17, 31 heart, which shall ' feed you with knowledge and destruction. understanding.

7 The lion is come up from his thicket, and the ma? Kings 16 And it shall conie to pass, when ye be * multi- { destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way; he is gone itin 1, plied and increased in the land, in those days, saith forth from his place to make thy land odesolate:

and 1 Hos. 3,5. the Lord, they shall say no more, The ark of the thy cities shall be laid waste without an inhabitant. 22. m John 4, covenant of the LORD; neither shall it come to mind;} 8 For this P gird you with sackcloth, lament and oLam. 1,1

neither shall they remember ii ; neither shall they howl; for the fierce anger of the Lord is not turned p Isai. 22 visit it; neither shall that be done any more.

back from us. 17 At that time they shall call Jerusalem the 9 And it shall come to pass at that day, saith the 9 Isa. 12, 13 a Rev. 21.3. O throne of the LORD; and all the nations shall be LORD, that the heart of the king shall perish, and Kings " Isai. 60, 3. gathered unto it, to the name of the LORD, to Jeru- the heart of the princes; and the priests shall be

salem: neither shall they walk any more after the astonished, and the prophets : shall wonder. chap.si, Pimagmation of their evil heart.

10 Then said I, Ah, Lord God! surely 'thou hast 18 In those days the house of Judah shall walk } greatly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, i? .Hosen 1, 9 with the house of Israel, and they shall come to- { Ye shall have peace : whereas the sword reacheth

gether out of the land of the north to the land that } unto the soul.
have given for an inheritance unto your fathers. 11 At that time shall it be said to this people and

19 But I said, How shall I put thee among the to Jerusalem, "A dry wind of the high places in the Prov. 25, i Amos 2, children, and give thee a pleasant land, a goodly wilderness toward the daughter of my people, not to verse 15.

heritage of the hosts of nations ? And I said, Thou fan, nor to *cleanse, s Rom. &, shalt call me, My father; and shalt not turn away 12 Even ya full wind from those places shall come from me.

unto me: now also will I ' give sentence against is. 20 Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from them.

her t husband, so have ye dealt treacherously with 13 Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his 16. llosen 3, 1. me, O house of Israel, saith the LORD.

chariots shall be as a whirlwind : his horses are 21 A voice was heard upon the high places, swifter than cagles. Wo unto us! for we are haLam.

. c weeping and supplications of the children of Israel: spoiled. a Isa 15, 3. for they have perverted their way, and they have 14 | Jerirsalem, wash thy heart from wicked- 16. forgotten the LORD their God.

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eth Waffliction from mount Ephraim. 23 Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the 16 Make ye mention to the nations: behold, pub- ' Kingo b, chap. Si, bhills, and from the multitude of mountains : truly lish against Jerusalem, thrt watchers come from a izena

in the Lord our God is the salvation of Israel. "far country, and give out their voice against the

24 For shame hath devoured • the labour of our cities of Judah.

fathers from our youth; their flocks and their herds, 17 As'keepers of a field are they against her round k Isa. 29, a e Ps. 128, 2 their sons and their daughters.

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about; because she hath been rebellious against me, Kings 25 'We lie down in our shame, and our confusions saith the LORD.

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