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God's judgments against the people :

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His promises of reconciliation themselves one head, and they shall come up out of battle out of the earth, and will make them to lie cir. 185. the land : for great shall be the day of Jezreel. down 'safely. CHAPTER II.

19 And I will betroth thee unto me for ever ; yea, i Lev. 26,5 1 The idolatry of the people....6God's udgments agaicst them: I will * betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and Jer. 23, 6.

14 His promises of reconciliation with them. in judgment, and in loving-kindness, and in mercies: k Eph.5,25 SAY AY .ye unto your brethren, Ammi ; and to your 20 l will even betroth thee unto me in faithful- 1 Psal. 85, sisters, Ruhamah.

ness; and thou shalt know the LORD. 2 Plead with your mother, plead; for she is not 21 And it shall come to pass in that day, I will 1 Tim. 5,20. my wife, neither am I her husband : let her, there-hear, saith the LORD, I will hear the heavens, and 3, & e verses 19, fore, put away her whoredoms out of her sight, and they shall hear the earth; her adulteries from between her breasts;

22 And the earth shall hear the corn, and the wine, 2 Tim. 1, 12 3 Lest I'strip her naked, and set her as in the day and the oil; and they shall Phear Jezroci.

that she was born, and make her as a wilderness, and 23 And I will "sow her unto me in the earth; and 12 6. Amos 8, set her like a dry land, and slay her with thirst. I will have mercy upon her that "bad not obtained peh. 1, 4,

kom. 9, 24 4 And I will not have mercy upon her children; mercy; and I will say to them which were not my f Joku 8,44. for they be the childreg of 'whoredoms.

people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, an. 5 For their 8 mother hatti played the harlot; she Thou art my God. that conceived them bath done shamefully: for she

CHAPTER III. h Jer. 44, said, "I will go after my lovers, that give memny bread By the expiation of an adulteress, is shewed the desolation of and my water, my wool and my flax, mine oil and

Israel before their restoration.

a 6 Therefore, behold, I will 'hedge up thy way. THEN said the Lord unto me, Go yet, love a 10.3.3

woman beloved of her o friend, yet an adulwith thorns, and make a wall, that she shall not findteress, according to the love of the Lord toward the her paths.

children of Israel, who look to other gods, and love & Rev. 18, 7 And she słall k follow after her lovers, but she flagons of wine. Isai. 51, 22 shall not overtake them; and she shall seek them, 2 So I bought her to me for e fifteen pieces of a 1 Sam. 18 Jer. 2, 36. but shall not find them : then shall she say, I will go silver, and for a homer of barley, and a half homer Ezek. 16,37. and return to my first husband; for then was it of barley : m Ezek. 16, a better with me than now.

3 And I said unto her, Thou shalt 'abide for me (Deut

. 21 8 For she did o not know that I gave her corn, and many days : thou shalt not play the harlot, and thou is. I Tim. 1, 8. wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and guid, shalt not be for another man ; so will % I also be for g John 4 o 2 Cor. 4, which they prepared for Baal.

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4 For the children of Israel shall abide many days . Rom. 11,
corn in the time thereof, and my wine in the season without a king, and without a prince, and without a
thereof, and will recover my wool and my flax given sacrifice,and without an image,and without an ephod,
to cover her nakedness.

and without teraphim. 10 And now will I discover her lewdness in the 5 Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and 3 sight of her lovers, and none shall deliver her out of seek the Lord their God, and 'L'avid their king; and my hand.

shall * fear the Lord and his goodness in the latter 17. 11 I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her days. * feast-days, her new moons, and her sabbaths, and

CHAPTER IV. Chap 3, 4. all her solemn feasts.

1 God's judgments against the sins of the people, &c....15 Judah Micah 6, 2 12 And I will destroy her vines, and her "fig-trees, exhorted to take warning by Israel's calamity. whereof she hath said, These are my * rewards, that HEAR: lor whe Lord hath a controversy with Pe 12,5

the word of the , children & 5, 4 my lovers have given me : and I will make them ya y Psal. 80, forest, and the beasts of the field shall eat them. the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, d Jer. 4, 25

13 And I will visit upon her the days of ? Baalim, nor mercy, nor bknowledge of God, in the land. 3. Jer. 38, wherein she burnt incense to them, and she decked 2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, Amos 5

herself with her ear-rings and her jewels, and she and committing adultery, they break out, and blood Nab. 1, went after her lovers, and forgat me, saith the LORD. { toucheth blood.

14 a Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring 3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one Mat. 1, 6. her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts g Deut. 17, her.

of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the Rom. 2, & 15 And I will give her her vineyards from thence, fishes of the sea also shall be e taken away. b Josh. 7, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope ; and she 4 Yet let no man'strive, nor reprove another: for 5, s.

shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and thy people are as they that strive 6 with the priest. i Mic. 8, 6 e Jer. 2, 2 as in the day when she came up out of the land of 5 Therefore shalt thou fall in the day, and the k prov.21, Egypt.

prophet also shall fall with thee in the i night, and I 16 And it shall be at that day, saith the LORD, will destroy thy mother. & verse 19. that thou shalt call me "Ishi, and shalt call me no 6 I My people are destroyed for " lack of knowl- 11. more e Baali.

edge: because thou hast 'rejected knowledge, I will 17 For I will take away 'the names of Baalim also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: 17.

out of her mouth, and they shall no more be remem-seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will {Exod. 23. hered by their name.

also " forget thy children. 18 And in that day will I make a covenant for them 7 As they were increased, so they sinned against 27. & Job 6,23 with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of me; therefore will I change their glory into shame. Deut. sa,

heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground: 8 They eat up the sin of my people, and they set chap. 11, 2 . m. 26 and I will break the "bow, and the sword, and the their heart on their iniquity.

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9 And there shall be, ' like people, like priest: and 11 Ephraim is oppressed and broken in judgment, Before

I will punish them for their ways, and reward them because he willingly walked after the commandment. cir. 780. mem to let their doings.

12 Therefore will I be unto Ephraim as 'a moth. 10 For they shall eat, and not have 'enough; they and to the house of Judah as rottenness. prov. 18. shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase: be- 13 When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah Job 18, 28

, Al Peter 2, cause they have 8 left off to take heed to the Lord. saw his wound, then went Ephraim to the "Assyrian, si sono 11 Whoredom, and wine, and new wine, take and sent to king Jareb : yet could he not heal you, Jer.s0

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of 12 I My people ask counsel at their stocks, and 14 For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as 15, 19. (

their staff declareth unto them.: for the "spirit off a young lion to the house of Judah: I, even I, will as a Rev. 17, whoredoms hath caused them to err, and they have tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall 17, a. gone a whoring from under their God.

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13 They sacrifice upon the tops of the mountains, 15 I will go and return to my place till they ' ac- 40, 41.

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and burn incense upon the hills, under oaks, and knowledge their offence, and seek my face; in their

poplars, and elms, because the shadow thereof is { affliction they will seek me early. : Num. 26, good:? therefore your daughters shall commit whore

CHAPTER VI. dom, and your spouses shall commit adultery. 1 An exhortation to repentance....4 A complaint of their unto21. 14 I will not punish your daughters when they

wardness and iniquity. commit whoredom, nor your spouses when they com Chand.onlethus return into the Loro: for he Exech.sk

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, will heal us: hath smitten, chap5, 15 whores, and they sacrifice with harlots: therefore and, he will bind us up.

the people that doth not understand shall fall. 2 After two days will he revive us; in the third b1 Cor. 15, c Epb.6,11. 15 I Though thou, Israel, play the harlot, " yet day he wil raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.

let not Judah offend ; and come not ye unto Gilgal, 3 Then shall we know, if we « follow on to know 20. neither go ye up to Beth-aven, nor swear, The LORD the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morn- d Mat. 19, liveth.

ing; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the 16 For Israel slideth back as "a backsliding heifer: latter and former rain unto the earth. Lev. 26, now the Lord will feed them as a lamb in @ a large 40 Ephraim, 'what shall I do unto thee? O Ju- 2Cor. 3, 18. place.

dah, what shall I do unto thee? for your goodness is ( Isai. 5, 4. 17 Ephraim is joined to idols : ' let him alone. as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goeth

18 Their drink is & sour; they have committed away.
whoredom continually: her rulers with shame do 5 Therefore have I "hewed them by the prophets;
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19 The wind hath 'bound her up in her wings, and thy judgments are as the light that goeth forth.
Hjer. 2 2. they shall be ashamed because of their sacrifices. 6 For I desired mercy, and 'not sacrifice; and the i Mat. 9, 13
CHAPTER V.

I knowledge of God more than burnt-offerings. 1 God's judgments against the priests, the people, and the prin

7 But they, like men, have 'transgressed the coveces of Israel, for their manifold sins.

nant; "there have they dealt treacherously against I Job 31,33 HE

EAR ye this, "O priests; and hearken, ye house me.

of Israel; and give ye ear, O house of the king; 8 Gilead is 'a city of them that work iniquity, for judgment is toward you, because ye have been and is polluted with blood. ba snare on Mizpah, and a net spread upon Tabor. 9 And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the 2 And the revolters are profound to make slaugh- company of priests murder in the way by consent: "ch. 5, 1,2

. ter, though I have been 'a rebuker of them all. for they commit lewdness.

3 I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from 10 I have seen Pa horrible thing in the house of p Jer. s, so

me: for now, 0 Ephraim, thou committest 'whore- Israel: there is the whoredoin of Ephraim, Israel is e Rev.3, 15. dom, and Israel is defiled.

defiled.
4 They will & not frame their doings to turn unto 11 Also, O Judah, he hath set 'a harvest for thee,

their God: for the spirit of whoredoms is in the midst when I 'returned the captivity of my people. & Ps. 36, 2 of them, and they have not known the LORD.

CHAPTER VII.
5 And the pride of Israel doth "testify to his face: 1 A reproof of manifold sins....11 God's wrath against the peo-
therefore shall Israel and. Ephraim fall in their ini-

ple for their hypocrisy.
quity ; Judah also shall fall with them.

THEN I would have healed Israel, then the Jer. 51,4 6 They shall go with their flocks and with their iniquity of Ephraim was discovered, and the 1 Sam. 28, herds to seek the LORD; but they shall not find him: { wickedness of Samaria: for they commit falsehood; sai. 1, 15. he hath withdrawn himself from them.

and the thief cometh in, and the troop of robbers h Jonn 10, 7 They have dealt treacherously against the Lord; spoileth without : Mal.2,11. for they have begotten * strange children: now shall 2 And they consider not in their hearts that I c Jer. 12,1 tech. 11,8. 'a month devour them with their portions. remember all their wickedness: now their own doings

8 "Blow ye the cornet in Gibeah, and the trumpets have beset them about; they are before my face in Ramah : cry aloud at "Beth-aven, after thee,'0} 3 They make the king glad with their wickedness, Benjamin.

and the princes with their lies. 9 Ephraim shall be desolate in the °day of rebuke: 4. They are all adulterers, ' as an oven heated by Ezek.x2, among the tribes of Israel have I made known that the baker, who ceaseth from raising after he hath fRom. 1,21 1.4,6 which shall surely be.

kneaded the dough until it be & leavened. chor, 6.

10 The princes of Judah were like them that re- 5 In the day of our king the princes have made move the bound: therefore I will pour out my wrath him sick with 'bottles of wine he stretched out his 12, 31. upon them like water.

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HOSEA.

Israel's distress and captivity. 6 For they have made ready their heart like an. 12 I have written to him the great things of my cir. 700. oven, while they lie in wait: their baker sleepeth all į law, but they were counted as a strange thing.

the night; in the inorning it burneth as a flaming fire. 13 They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifices of mine

7 They are all hot as ai oven, and have devour-offerings, and eat it; but the LORD y accepteth them 19. so. 5, 1, 2 ed their judges: all their " kings are fallen; there is not: now will he remember their iniquity, and visit m Gen. 19, none among them that calleth unto me.

their sins: they shall return to Egypt. 8 Ephraim, ne hath P mixed himself among the 14 For Israel bath forgotten his Maker, and build- 63 ns2 Kingston people; Ephraim is a cake not turned.

eth temples; and Judah hath multiplied fenced a Isaiah 29 9 Strangers have ' devoured his strength, and he cities : but I will send a fire upon his cities, and it

knoweth it not; yea, gray hairs are here and there shall devour the palaces thereof. p2 Kings upon him, yet he knoweth not.

CHAPTER IX. 10 And the s pride of Israel testifieth to his face; The distress and captivity of Israel for sin and idolatry. 9.2 Kings and they do not return to the LORD their God, ner EJOICE not, O Israel, for joy, as other peo- a Ezek. 20

seek him ' for all this.

11 Ephraim also is like "a silly dove without heart:{thou hast loved "a reward "pon every corn-floor. s cuap. 5, & they call * to Egypt, they go to Assyria :

2 The floor and the wine-press shall not feed them, 17. 12 When they shall go, I will spread my pet upon and the new wine shall fail in her.

1 them; I will bring them down as the fowls of the 3 They shall not dwell in the Lord's land; but Lev. 25, u Jer. 2, 13.

heaven; I will chastise them as their congregation Ephraim shall return to Egypt, and they shall eat Psal. 57, 3
2 hath heard.

unclean things in Assyria.
13 Wo unto them! for they have fled from me: 4 They shall not offer wine-offerings to the LORD, Dan

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destruction unto them! because they have transgress- neither shall they be é pleasing unto him: their sacri-
12 Chr. 28, ed against me: though I have a redeemed them, yet fices shall be unto them as the bread of mourners; all Mal. 3, 4
they have spoken lies against me.

that eat thereof shall be polluted: for their bread ' for Zech. 2,
14 And they have not cried unto me with their their soul shall not come into the house of the LORD.
heart, when they howled upon their "beds: they 5 What will yo do in the 5 solemn day, and in the Lan. 2

assemble themselves for corn and wine, and they day of the feast of the Lord ? o isaiah 29, rebel against me.

6 For, lo, they are gone because of destruction :
15 Though I have bound and strengthened their Egypt shall gather them up, Memphis shall bury

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the sword for the rage of their tongue. This shall 7 The days of visitation are come, the days of
be their derision in the land of Egypt.

recompense are come ; Israel shall know it: the
CHAPTER VII.

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Destruction threatened for Israel's in.piety, and idolatry. multitude of thine iniquity, and the great hatred.
ET the trumpet to thy mouth : he shall come as 8 The watchman of Ephraim was with my 11.

an eagle against the house of the Lord, because God: but the prophet is a snare of a fowler in all
they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed his ways, and hatred in the house of his God. 11. & 2,6
against my law.

9 They have deeply corrupted themselves, as in the kingo
2 Israel shall cry unto me, My Gol, we know days of Gibeah : therefore he will remember their Lam. 4,18
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have made princes, and I knew it not: of their si!- {rated themselves unto that shame ; and their abomi- Micah 7, 1.
. 31, 1. ver and their gold have they made them idols, that nations were according as they loved.
they may be cut off.

11 As for Ephraim, their glory shall fly away Ś i Thy calf, O Samaria, hath cast thee off; mine } like a bird, from the birth, and from the womb, and r Ps.197, 8 i ch. W, 6. anger is kindled against them; * how long will it be {from the conception. k Jer. 13, ere they attain to innocency?

12 Though they bring up their children, yet will I 6 For from Israel was it also : the workman made bereave them, that there shall not be a man left: yea,

, i LE: 92 4. it; therefore it is not God: but the calf of Samaria wo also to them when 'I depart from them!

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13 Ephraim, as I saw Tyrus, is planted in a pleas- 13 13
7 For they have " sown the wind, and they shall ant place: but Ephraim shall bring forth his children , Deus 24
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the whirlwind : it hath no stalk; the bud shall to the murderer.

yield no meal: if so be it yield, the "strangers shall 14 * Give them, O Lord: what wilt thou give ? verse is 0 2 Kings swallow it up.

give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.
8 Israel is swallowed up: now shall they be 15 All their wickedness is in Gilgal; for there I
among the Gentiles as a vessel wherein is P no hated them: for the wickedness of their doings I will alak.
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drive them out of my house, I will love them no

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all their princes are revolters. • Ezek. 16, alope by himself : Ephraim hath hired lovers.

16 Ephraim is smitten, their broot is dried up, Job 18, To Yea, though they have hired among the nations, they shall bear no fruit; yea, though they bring forth,

now will l'gather them, and they shall sorrow a syet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb. iš 12 Kings ' little for the burden of the king of princes.

17 My God will cast them away, because they
11 Because Ephraim hath made many altars " to did not hearken unto him: and they shall be "wan- prova
sin, altars shall be unto him to sin,

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CHAPTER X....XI....XII.

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SRAEL is an empty vine, he bringeth forth fruit to return.

unto himself: according to the multitude of his 6 And the sword shall abide on bis cities, and 18, 11.
• Zech. 7,5. fruit he hath increased the altars ; according to the shall consume his branches, and devour them, be- i Isai. 10, 6.

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7 And my people are bent to backsliding from me: k Lev. 26,7. faulty: he shall break down their altars, he shall though they called them to the Most High, none 1 ch. 10, 6. spoil their images.

at all would exalt him. d 2 Kings

3 For now they shall say, We have no king, be- 8 How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? how shall n ch.6, 4 ke 18,9. cause we e feared not the LORD ; what then should I deliver thee, Israel ? how shall I make thee as Ade ch.9, 17. a king do to us?

mah? how shall I set thee as Zeboim? My heart Isaiah 6. ori

4 They have spoken' words, swearing falsely in is turned within me, my repentings are kindled to- Jer. 31, 20.

making a covenant : thus 3 judgment springeth up gether. Amos 6.12 as hemlock in the furrows of the field.

9 I will Pnot execute the fierceness of mine anger, p Psal. 75, 5 The inhabitants of Samaria shall fear because of}I will not return to destroy Ephraim : for I am the calves of Beth-aven : for the people thereof shall the people thereof shall God, and not man; the Holy One in the midst of Ezek. 14

%. mourn over it, and the ť priests thereof that rejoiced thee; and I will not enter into the city. 2 Kings us, on it, for the glory thereof, because it is departed 10 They shall walk 'after the LORD ; he shall rch. , 5. Zeph. 1, 4 from it.

roar like a lion: when he shall roar, then the chil6 It shall be also carried unto Assyria for a presentdren shall tremble from the west. h ch. 5, 13. to king "Jareb: Ephraim shall receive shame, and 11 They shall Stremble as a bird out of Egypt, and 18, 244 11 Kings Israel shall be ashamed of his own counsel. as a dove out of the land of Assyria: and I will place

7 As for Samaria, * her king is cut off as the foam them in their houses, saith the Lord. upon the water.

12 Ephraim compasseth me about with lies, and Isaiah 41 8 The high places also of Aven, the 'sin of Israel, the house of Israel with deceit: but Judah yet "ruleth shall be destroyed: the thorn and the thistle shall with God, and is faithful with the saints. come up on their altars; and they shall say to the

CHAPTER XII. m Rev.6,19. mountains, Cover us; and to the hills, Fall on us. { 1 A reproof of Ephraim, Judah, and Jacob....7 Ephraim's sins n Judg. 19, 90 Israel, thou hast sinned from the days of

and ingratitude provoke God. Giveal; there they stood: the battle in Gibeah E Pafter the east weind "he daily increaseth lies by

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and desolation, and they do make a covenant with 10 It is in my desire that I should chastise them; the Assyrians, and oil is carried into Egypt. p. Ezek. 5, and the people shall be gathered against them, when 2 T Lord hath also a controversy with Judah,

they shall bind themselves in their two furrows. and will punish Jacob according to his ways; 'accor- 2 Chr. 24

11 And Ephraim is as a heifer that is taught, and {ding to his doings will he recompense him. Deut. 25, loveth to tread out the corn; but I passed over upon 3 He took his brother e by the heel in the womb, Phil. 2, 11. her fair neck: I will niake Ephrain 'to ride; Judah and by his strength he had? power with God: shall plow, and Jacob shall break his clods.

4 Yea, he had power over the angel, and prevailed: (Gen. 32, 12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in he wept and made supplication unto him : !ie found Jer. 1,3, 4. mercy;s break up your fallow ground: for it is 'time hin in Beth-el, and there he spake " with us; Lot 33, : to seek the Lord, till he come and rain righteous- 5 Even the Lord God of hosts; The Lord is his ness upon you.

imemcrial. 13 Ye have "plowed wickedness, ye have reaped

6 Therefore turn thou to thy God: “keep mercy i Ex. 3, 1.5 iniquity : ye have eaten the fruit of lies : because and judgment, and 'wait on thy God continually. Ps. 33, 10. thou didst trust in thy way, in the * multitude of thy 7 He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are mighty men.

in his hand : he loveth to oppress. 14 Therefore shall a tumult arise among thy peo- 8 And Ephraim said, Yet I am become "rich, I ple, and all thy fortresses shall be spoiled, as Shal-have found me out substance: in all my labours they n Pr. 13, .

man spoiled Beth-arbel in the day of battle: the shall find none iniquity in me that were sin. 1. Gen. 32 y mother was dashed in pieces upon her children. 9 And I, that am the LORD thy Ged' from the

15 So shall Beth-el do unto you because of your land of Egypt, will yet make thee to dwell in taber122 Kings great wickedness: in a ? morning shall the king of nacles, as in the days of the solemn feasts. Psal. 101, 8. Ísrael utterly be cut off.

10 || I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have : Or, win CHAPTER XI.

multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the min- maple 2, 14 a Jer.2, 2. i 'The ingratitude of Israel unto God for his benefits; 5 his istry of the prophets. judgment.... 8 God's mercy toward them.

11 Is there iniquity in Gilead ? surely they are
VHEN Israel was a child, then I loved him, vanity: 'they sacrifice bullocks in Gilgal, yea, their ach, 1:17.
and called my son out of Egypt.

altars are as heaps in the furrows of the fields.
2 As they called them, so they went from them: 12 And Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and r Gen. 20.

they sacrificed unto Baalim, and burned incense to Israel served for a 'wife, and for a wife he kept Ezek. 19, graven images.

sheep. 3 I taught Ephraim also "to go, taking them by 13 And by * a prophet the LORD brought Israel 1. Sam. 7, their arms; but they knew not that I healed them. out of Egypt, and by a prophet was he e preserved. Ps. 27, 22.

4 I drew them with 'cords of a man, with bands 14 Ephraim "provoked him to anger most bitterly: 2 Kingo of love ; and I was to them as they that take off the therefore shall he leave his blood upon him, and his "%, . yoke on their jaws, and I 6 laid meat unto them. ś reproach shall his LORD "return unto him.

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JOEL.

An exhortation to repentance. CHAPTER XIII.

14 I will "ransom them from the power of the grave; Before 1 Ephraim's glory, by reason of idolatry, vanisheth...5 God's I will redeem them from death: O'death, I will be thy CH. TAS anger for their unkindness....9 A promise of God's mercy.plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: *repent

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himself in Israel; but when he offended in 15 Though he be y fruitful among his brethren,'an 46. mi Kings Baal, he died.

east wind shall come, the wind of the LORD shall 2 And now they sin more and more, and have come up from the wilderness, and his spring shall be- 29. made them molten images of their silver, and idols come dry, and his fountain shall be dried up: he shall . Gen. 18,

according to their own understanding, all of it the " spoil the treasure of all pleasant vessels. 4. Tim. S, work of the craftsmen: they say of them, Let the men 16 Samaria shall become desolate ; for she hath Ezek. 19, - Mat. 15, 9, that sacrifice kiss the calves.

rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword; a Luke 11, 3 Therefore they shall be as the morning cloud, their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their 21. i Dan. 2, 95. and as the early dew that passeth away; as the chaff women with child shall be ripped up. that is driven with a whirlwind out of the floor, and

CHAPTER XIV. as the smoke out of the chimney.

1 Anexhortation to repentance....4 A promise of God's blessing. 16. 4 Yet I am the Lord thy God from the land of O ISRAEL;return unto the Lord thy God ; Jod 2,11 Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there

hast fallca by iniquity. Acts 4, 12. is 6 no saviour besides me.

2 Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: Luke 15,

b 5 I did know thee in the wilderness, in the land of say unto him, " Take away all iniquity, and receive kom. 6, 2. great drought.

us graciously: so will we render the calves of our John 1, 6 According to their pasture, so were they filled; lips.

they were filled, and their heart was exalted; there- 3 Asshur shall 'not save us; we will not ride upon d Ps. 143, 8 Deut. 8,7, fore have they ' forgotten me.

horses ; neither will we say any more to the work
7 Therefore I will be unto them as a lion; as a of our hands, Ye are our gods: for in thee the @ father-is Psal. 102
leopard by the way will I observe them.

less findeth mercy.
I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of, 4 I will heal their backsliding, I will love them

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her whelps, and will rend the caul of their heart, and 'freely : for mine anger is turned away from him.

there will í devour them like a lion: the wild beast 5 I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall "grow b Psal. 92, o 1 Kings shall tear them.

as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon. 9 () Israel, thou hast " destroyed thyself; but in 6 His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall 2. John 2, me is thy help.

be as the 'olive-tree, and his "smell as Lebanon. 10 I will be thy king: where is any other that may 7 They that dwell under his 'shadow shall return; 14.

thee in all thy cities ? and thy judges, of whom they shall "revive as the corn, and grow as the vine: 1 Ps. 91, 1. thou saidst, P Give me a king and princes ?

the scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon. 11 I gave thee 9 a king in mine anger, and took 8 Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more q 1 Sam.8, him away in my wrath.

with idols ? I have heard him, and observed him: I 12 The iniquity of Ephraim is "bound up; his sin am like a green fir-tree. From me is thy fruit found. Joh 14, 17. is hid.

9 Who is wise, and he shall Punderstand these 16. 13 The sorrows of a travailing woman shall come things ? prudent, and he shall know them ? for the

upon hin: he is an unwise son ; for he should not ways of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk io someone stay long in the place of the 'breaking forth of children. J in them: but the transgressors shall": fall therein. John 3,

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TJOEL.
CHAPTER I.

8 Lament like a "virgin girded with sackcloth for n lan. 22,12 PS. 94, 12. 1 Joel, declaring sundry judgments of God, exhorteth to observe the husband of her youth them, and to mourn : 14 He prescribeth a fast.

9 The "meat-offering and the drink-offering is : Zeph. s HE « word of the LORD that came to Joel, the cut off from the house of the LORD : the P priests,

Lev. 10,6 son of Pethuel.

the Lord's ministers, mourn.
2 Hear this, ye old men, and give ear, all ye 10 The field is wasted, the land mourneth ; for Jer. 1311
inhabitants of the land. Hath this been in your the corn is wasted: the new wine is dried up, the oil

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days, or even in the days of your fathers?

languisheth. 3 Tell ye"your children ofit,andlet your children tell 11 'Be ye ashamed, Oye husbandmen ; howl, 0 - 18.88 Kings 17, their children, and their children another generation: ye vine-dressers, for the wheat and for the barley ;

4 That which the palmer-worm hath left, hath because the harvest of the field is perished.
the locust eaten ; and that which the locust hath left, } 12 The vine is dried up, and the fig-tree languish-

hath the canker-worm eaten; and that which the eth; the pomegranate-tree, the palm-tree also, and Prov. 16, canker-worm hath left, hath the caterpillar eaten. the apple-tree, even all the trees of the field, are with5 'Awake, ye drunkards, and weep; and howl, ered: because joy is withered away from the sons #Ps. 4, 7.

३ 2 Kings all ye drinkers of wine, because of the new wine; of men. Pr. so, 25. for it is & cut off from your mouth.

13 Gird yourselves, and lament, ye priests; howl, 12 6 For "a nation is come up upon 'my land, strong, yeministers of the altar; come, lie all night in u Isa. 62, 6

१ and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a sackcloth, ye ministers of my God : for the meat- x1 Sam. 4, lion, and he hath the cheek-teeth of a great lion. offering and the drink-offering * is withholden from 21

7 He hath laid my vine waste, and mharked my the house of vour Ged.

fig-tree; he hath made it clean bare, and cast it away; 14 Sanctify ye ' a fast, call a solemn assembly, BOB.2, 8. ile branches thereof are made white.

gather the elders, and all the ’ inhabitants of the land,

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