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tabernacle of David. Before, slay them: and I will set mine eyes upon them for 10 All the p sinners of my people shall die by the evil, and not for good.

sword, which say, The evil shall not overtake nor 5 And the Lord God of hosts is he that toucheth prevent us. the land, and it shall melt, and all that dwell therein 11 'In that day will I * raise up the tabernacle it

shall mourn; and it shall rise up wholly like a flood,of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches qch. 6.3. h Jer. 5, 22. and shall be drowned, as by the flood of Egypt. thereof; and I will raise up bis ruins, and I will Hos. S. 5.

6 It is he that buildeth his stories in the heaven, build it as in the days of old :
and bath founded his "troop in the earth; he that 12 That they may possess tłe remnant of Edom,

calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them and of all the heathen, which are called by my name, Isa. 19, 25. Gen. 2, 1. out upon the face of the earth; The Lord is his saith the LORD that doeth this.

13 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the Rom. 8, 25. 7 Are ye not as children of the Ethiopians 'unto me, uplowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader u Ezek. s6, O children of Israel ? saith the LORD. Have not lof

grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains Hos. 2 20. brought up Israel out of the land of Egypt, and the shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt. Zech 14, 1o. Philistines from Caphtor, and the Syrians from Kir? 14 And I will bring again the captivity of my

8 Behold, m the eyes of the Lord Gep are upon people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, in... Semoga

the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from off the gand inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, er 3,2 n Acts 15, face of the earth : saving that I will not utterly de- and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make Hosea 1, 11. stroy the house of Jacob, saith the LORD.

gardens, and eat the fruit of them. 9 For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house 15 And I will plant them upon their land, and they y Isaiah 30. of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sified in a shall y no more be pulled uş, out of their land which is si, 10 sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.} I have given them, saith the LORD thy God.

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TOBADIAH. 1 The destruction of Edoni for their pride...17 The salvation 12 But thou shouldest not have 'looked on the day 5 Ps. 22, 1? and victory of Jacob.

of thy brother, in the day that he became a stranger; Mat. 27, 59 TA THE vision of Obadialı. Thus saith the Lord neither shouldest thou have rejoiced over the chil- s JobSi. 28.

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31. 29. God concerning Edom, . We have heard a ru-dren of Judah in the day of their destruction; neither

mour from the Lord, and an ambassador is sent shouldest thou have spoken proudly in the day of 11 Sam. 5, among the heathen, Arise ye, and let us rise up distress. against her in battle.

13 Thou shouldest 'not have entered into the gate Ps. 137,7 c Dun.2, 35. 2 Behold, I have made thee · small among the of my people in the day of their calamity: yea, thou Zech. 133 heathen: thou art greatly despised.

shouldest not have looked on their affliction in the
3 The pride of thy heart hath deceived thee, thou day of their calainity, nor have laid hands on their
that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habita-substance in the day of their calamity:
tion is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring 14 Neither shouldest thou have stood in the cross-
me down to the ground?

way, to cut off those of his that did escape ; neither
4 Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and shouldest thou have delivered up those of his that
Isaiah 14, though thou set thy 'nest among the stars, thence did remain in the day of distress.
will I bring thee down, saith the Lord.

15 For the day of the Lord is near upon all the , Isaiah 69, 5% If thieves came to thee, if robbers by night, heathen : * as thou hast done, it shall be done unto (how art thou cut off!) would they not have stolen thee; thy reward shall return upon thine own head.

till they had enough? if the grape-gatherers came 16 For as ' ye have drunk upon my holy moun-. y Jer. 25,15. + Deut. 24, to thee, would they "not leave some grapes ? tain, so shall all the heathen drink continually ; yea,

6 How are the || things of Esau searched out! they shall drink, and they shall ? swallow down, and 21 Peters how are his hidden things sought up!

they shall be as though they had not been. posterily,

7 All the men of thy confederacy have brought 17 But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, i Psal. 55, thee even to the border: the men that were at peace and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob

with thee have deceived thee, and prevailed against a shall possess their possessions. zer. 38, thee; they that cat thy bread have laid a wound under 18 And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and Amos 9, 12 thee: there is none understanding in him.

the house of Joseph a flame, and the house oi Esau 8 Shall I not in that day, saith the LORD, even for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour 1 Job 5, 12, destroy 'the wise men out of Edom, and under-them; and there shall not be any remaining of the said, 17 standing out of the mount of Esau ?

house of Esau : for the Lord hath spoken it.
9 And thy "mighty men, 0 Teman, shall be dis- 19 And they of the south shall possess the mount
mayed, to the end that every one of the mount of of Esau; and they of the plain the Philistines : and
Esiu may be cut off by slaughter.

{they shall possess the fields of Ephrain, and the fields 09 10 For thy " violence against thy brother Jacob, { of Samaria ; and Benjamin shall possess Gilead. Amos 1, 11. shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off • for 20 And the captivity of this host of the children of

Israel shall possess that of the Canaanites, even uinto. Jer. 17, 11 In the day that thou stocdest on the other side, Zarephath ; and the captivity of Jerusalem, 'which 2. & 82 in the day that the strangers carried away captirosis in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the south. edoels, 11. his forces, and foreigners entered into his gates, and 21 And e saviours shall come up on mount Zion Pex. 14

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CHAPTER I.

CHAPTER II.

CHRIST 1 Jonah, sent to Nineveh, feeth to Tarshish : 4 He is over- { 1 The prayer of Jonah : 10 He is delivered out of the beliyir. 362 taken by a tempest., and thrown into the sea, &c.

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& 2 Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry 2 And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction Zeph 2 13. against it; for their wickedness is come up before {unto the Lord, and he heard me; out of the belly » Ps.65,2

of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice. James. 5, 4.

3 For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the c Ps. 52, 4. 3 But Jonah rose up "to flee unto Tarshish from a Nel. 6, 11. the presence of the LORD, and went down to Jop- { midst of the seas; and the floods "compassed me a Ps 42,7. James 5, 17. pa ; and he found a ship going to Tarshish : so he about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.

paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go 4 Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I e Ps. 31, 22.

with them unto Tarshish e from the presence of the will look again toward thy holy temple. Phil. verse LORD.

5 The 5 waters compassed me about even to the 4 But the LORD 'sent out a great wind into the soul : the depth closed me round about, the weeds 2003; 4. APC 4; is. sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea, so were wrapped about my head.

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6 I went down to the bottoms of the mountains ;
5 Then the mariners were afraid, and cried every the earth with her bars was about me for ever :-"yet Gen. 22,
man unto his god, and "cast for ghe wares that hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD

were in the ship into the sea, to hynten it of them :niy God. beActs 27, but Jonah was gone down ting the sids of the ship; 7 When my soul fainted within me 'I remembered ips. 20, 7. and he lay, and was i fast asleep.

the LORD; and my prayer came in unto thee, into Isa. 63, 16. 6 So the shipmaster came to him, and said unto thy holy temple. him, * What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, 'call 8 They that cbserve lying vanities " forsake their k 2 Kings upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, own mercy, that we perish not.

9 But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of 7 And they said every one to his fellow, Come, and 'thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed: ! Ps. 50, 14, ml Sam. let us " cast lois, that we may know for whose cause } Salvation is of the LORD. this evil is upon us.

So they cast lots, and the lot 10 And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it fell upon Jonah.

vomited out Jonah upon the dry land. 8 Then said they unto him, o Tell us, we pray thee,

CITAPTER INI. pEph. 1,28. for whose cause this evil is upon us: What is Pthine Jonah, sent again, preacheth to the Ninevites, &c. occupation is and whence comest thou what is thy AND the word of the Lord came unto Jonal the

? ? and of what ?

time, 2. Rom. 3, 1, 9 And he said unto them, I am a Hebrew; and 2 Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and I tim..,

"I fear the LORD, the God of heaven, which hath preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee.
made the sea and the dry land.

3 So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, accord- h Jer. 1, 17 10 Then were the men exceedingly Safraid, anding to the word of the LORD. (Now Nineveh was

said unto him, Why hast i thou done this ? (for the an exceeding great city, of three days' journey.) 1 Gen. 39, 9 men knew that he fled from the presence of the LORD, 4 And Jovah began to enter into the city a day's because he had told them.)

journey; and he cried, and said, “Yet forty days, d2 Kings 11 Then said they unto him, " What shall we do and Nineveh shall be overthrown. Ź Sam. 24, unto thee, that the sea may be calm unto nis ? (for 5 So the people of Nineveh believed God, and the sea wrought, and was tempestuciis.)

proclaimed a fast, and print en sackcloth, from the 1. & 12,144 12 And he said unto them, Take me up, and cast greatest of them even to the least of them. me forth into the sea; so shall the sea be calm unto 6 For word came unto the king of Ninevel, and you: for I know that for my sake this great tem-' he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe from Ex. 8,

him, and covered hint with sackcloth, and sat in 13 Nevertheless, the men ? rowed hard to bring it ashes. to the land; but they & could not: for the sea wrought, 7 And he caused it to be proclaimed and pub- 5.4: 5,5. and was tempestuous against them.

lished through Nineveh, (by the decree of the king 2Chr. 20, 3 14 Wherefore they cried unto the LORD, and said, and his nobles,) saying, Let neither man bor beast, We beseech thee, O LORD, we beseech thee, let us herd nor flock, taste any thing; let them not feed, nor

not perish for this man's life, and lay not upon us drink water : b Pe 113,3 innocent lood : for thou, O Lord, hast done "as it 8 But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth,

and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them "turn every 5o17, 162 pleased thee. c Rom.8,13.

15 So they took up Jonah, and cast him forth into one from his evil way, and from the violence that is Esth. 7, 1ö. the sea ; and the sea "ceased from her raging. in their hands.

16 Then the men feared the LORD exceedingly, 9. Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and Joel 2,13 Acts s, it, and 'ofiered a sacrifice unto the Lord, and made turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not? chap. 1, 6. VOWS.

10 And God saw their works, that they turned k Rev. 22 & Gen. 22, 14.

17 Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to from their evil way; and God repented of the evil

swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of that he had said that he would do unto them; and he 4. Mat 2 the fish three days and three nights.

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God s wrath against Jacob. CHAPTER IV.

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7 But God prepared a worm, when the morning rose UT it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he the next day, and it "smote the gourd that it withered. 12.

, , was very angry.

8 And it came to pass, when the sun did arise, lAmos 6, 18. 2 And he prayed unto the LORD, and said, I pray that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the i l'et

. 3,7. thee, O Lord, was not this my saying when I was sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and 16. - Mat. 20, yet in my country ? Therefore I fled before unto wished in himself to die, and said, It is better for me » Ps. 121, 6.

Tarshish : for I knew that thou art a gracious God, to die than to live.
and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, 9 And God said to Jonah, ? Doest thou well to be 25.
and repentest thee of the evil.

angry for the gourd ? And he said, 'I do well to be p Mal & 3 Therefore now,OLORD, take, I beseech, thee, my angry, even unto death. e Eccl. 7, 1. life from me: for it is better for me to die than to live. 10 Then said the LORD, Thou hast' had pity on 346

4 Then said the Lord,'Doest thou wellto be angry? the gourd, for the which thou hast not laboured, nei- rMat is

5 So Jonah 5 went out of the city, and sat on the ther madest it grow; which came up in a night, and $2 east side of the city, and there made him a booth, { perished in a night :

h and sat under it in the shadow, till he might see what 11 And should not I * spare Nineveh, that great 2 Cor. 1, 4 h Acts 20, would become of the city.

city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand per- !ch. 1,2 6 And the Lord God prepared a gourd, and made sons that cannot discery between their " right hand €8,36 1 ch. 1, 17. it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadows and their left hand ; and also much cattle ?

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CHAPTER I.

for good; but evil came down from the LORD unto Amos 3,7 1 Micah sheweth the wrath of God against Jacob for idolatry: the gate of Jerusalem. 10 He exhorteth to mourning.

13 0 thou inhabitant of y Lachish, bind the char- 2 Kings cbr. 750. THE word of the LORD that came to Micah the iot to the swift beast: she is the beginning of the a 2 Ohr. 36,

, 15. Jer. 26, 18.

ezekiah, kings of Judah, which he saw concerning of Israel were found in thee. Josh. 19, Sainaria and Jerusalem.

14 Therefore shalt thou * give presents to Morc- 23,35 2 1 Hear, all ye people; hearken, O earth, and shethgath; the houses of Achzib shall be a lie to the 12 Kings all that therein is: and let the Lord God be wit-kings of Israel. ness against you, the Lord from his holy temple.

15 Yet will I bring an heir unto thee, O inhabit- <2 Kings 3 For, behold, the LORD corneth forth out of his ant of Mareshah : be shall come unto Adullam the 12 & 23,2 e len 26, 21. place, and will come down, and 'tread upon the high glory of Israel. Le 63,3. places of the earth.

16 Make thee bald, and poll thee for thy delicate 22 4 And the mountains shall be molten under him, children ; enlarge thy baldness as the eagle ; for they {

Nah. 1, 4, and the valleys shall be cleft, as wax before the are gone into captivity from thee.
Hab. 3, 6. fire, and as the waters that are poured down a steep

CHAPTER II.
place.

1 Against oppression.... 7 A reproof of injustice and idolatry. 5 For the transgression of Jacob is all this, and for

12 A promise of restoring Jacob. o Mab 3 17. the sins of the house of Israel.

+ What is the trans- Wo

TO to them that a devise iniquity, and work evil cir. 730. i 1 Kings gression of Jacob? is it not 'Samaria ? and what are

upon their beds! when the morning is light the high places of Judah ? are they not " Jerusalem ? they practise it, because it is in the power of their

6 Therefore I will make Samaria as 'a heap of the hand.

field, and as plantings of a vineyard : and I will pour 2 And they covet fields, and take them by violence: Prov. 3, 21. 13

, Kings down the stones thereof into the valley, and I will and houses, and take them away: so they oppress a ... Kings chup. 3, 12 m discover the foundations thereof.

man and his house, even a man and his heritage.
7 And all the graven images thereof shall be beaten 3 Therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, against
to pieces, and all the hires thereof shall

be burnt with this family do I devise an evil, from which ye shall de pe 13 25. Bevas, 20." the fire, and all the idols thereof will I lay desolate;} not remove your necks; neither shall ye go baugh- Mai. 7, 2

for she gathered it of the hire of a harlot, and they tily : for this time is evil.
shall return to the hire of a harlot.

48 In that day shall one take up a parable against fEzek, 7;5
8 Therefore I will Pwail and howl, I will go strip-you, and lament with a doleful lamentation, and say,
ped and naked : I will make a wailing like the drag-} We be utterly spoiled : he hath "changed the portion 1, King
ons, and mourning as the owls.

of my people: how hath he removed it from me! 9 For her wound is incurable; for? it is come untos turning away he hath divided our fields. Las 3, 7. 8. Judah: he is come unto the gate of my people, even 5 Therefore thou shalt have none that shall cast a to Jerusalem.

cord by lot in the congregation of the LORD. 10' Declare ye it not at Gath, weep ye not at all : 6 'Prophesy ye not, say they to them that prophesy: £7, 12, 13. in the house of Aphrah & roll thyself in the dust. they shall not prophesy to them that they shall not #Isa. 8, 16.

11 * Pass ye away, thou inhabitant of Saphir, hav-take shame. • Isa. 20, 4. ing " thy shame naled; the inhabitant of Zaanan 70 thou that art 'named The house of Jacob, is Wohn, 10. u Isa. 47,3. came not forth in the mourning of Beth-ezel ; be the Spirit of the LORD straitened ? are these his shall receive of you his standing.

doings? do not my words do "good to him that walk- 21. 12 For the inhabitant of Maroth waited carefully eth uprightly ?

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it cruelty of the princes.

CHAPTER JII....IV....V..

The restoration of the church. 8 Even of late my people is orisen up as an enemy:

CHAPTER IV. CHRIST

CHRIST ye pull off the robe with the garment from them that i The establishment of Christ's kingdom....3 The peace, restopass by securely as men averse from war.

ration, kingdom, and victory of the church. 9 The woren of my people have ya cast out from B Tin the last days it shall

come to pass, that the their houseschildren

* mountain of shall Isaiah 2, taken away my glory for ever.

established in the top of the mountains, and it shall Ban. 2, 35. 10 Arise ye, and depart; for this is not your Prest: be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow 4 Jer. 3, 2 because it is 9 polluted, it shall destroy you, even with unto it. a sore destruction.

2 And many nations shall come and say, Come, Dan. 7,14 11 If a man,' walking in the spirit and falsehood and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to

do lie, saying, I will prophesy unto thee of wine, the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us Chapel, and of strong drink; he shall even be the prophet of of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the this people.

law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD 12 I will surely assemble, O Jacob, all of thee; 1}' from Jerusalem. T Hos. 1, 11. will surely gather the remnant of Israel; I will put 3 And he shall e judge among many people, and Acts 1, 8. u Isa. 63, 1. them together as the sheep of Bozrah, as the flock rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat e Isa. 9, 6.

in the midst of their fold: they shall make great their swords into plow-shares, and their spears into
noise by reason of the multitude of men.

pruning-hooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against
13 The ' breaker is come up before them : they nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

have broken up, and have passed through the gate, 4 But they shall sit every man under his vine, and y Ezek 39, and are gone out by it: and their king shall pass under his fig-tree; and none shall make them afraid : . 38 before them, and the LORD on the head of them. for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken it. CHAPTER III.

5 For all people will walk cvery one in the name
1 The cruelty of the princes....5 The falsehood of the prophets. of "his god, and we will walk in the name of the h Jer. 1, 5
8 The security of them both.

LORD our God for ever and ever.
A DI said, Hear, I pray you,

o heads of Jacob, 6 In that day, saith the LORD, will I assemble and ye princes of the house of Israel; Is it not { her that "halteth, and I will gather her that is driven k Isa. 35, 3. a 2 Chr. 19, o for you to know judgment ?

out, and her that I have afflicted 2 Who hate the good, and love the evil; who 7 And I will make her that halted a remnant, and Ezek. 37,

pluck off their skin from off them, and their flesh her that was cast far off " a strong nation : and the Rom. 12, 5. from off their bones ;

· LORD shall reign over them in mount Zion from 16. 3 Who also eat the flesh of my people, and flay { henceforth, even for ever. their skin from off them; and they break their bones,

8 And thou, O tower of the flock, the strong hold lebo and chop them in pieces as for the pot, and as flesh of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, even 1 Sam.30, within the caldron.

the first dominion ; the kingdom shall come to the Ps. 119, 94. 4 Then shall they @cry unto the Lord, but he will daughter of Jerusalem. not hear them; he will even hide his face from them 9 Now why dost thou ocry out aloud ? is there P no Hosea 3, 4. at that time, as they have behaved themselves ill inting in thee? is thy counsellor perished ? for pangs their doings.

have taken thee as a woman in travail. 5 Thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets 10 Be in pain, and labour to bring forth, O that make my people err, that 'bite with their teeth, { daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail; for snow Isa 66, 9

and cry, Peace: and he that 8 putteth not into their shalt thou go forth out of the city, and thou shalt • Hos. 10, 3 I saiah 5, mouths, they even prepare war against him : 'dwell in the field, and thou shalt go even to Baby- i los. 3, &

6. Therefore night shall be unto you, that ye lon; there shalt thou be delivered, there the Lord o Rev. 18, Ise 23,7. shall not have a vision; and it shall be dark unto shall redeem thee from the hand of 'thine enemies. 22.613

, you, that ye shall not divine; and the sun shall go 11 Now also Y many nations are gathered against 36.

down over the prophets, and the day shall be dark thee, that say, Let her be defiled, and let our eye , Ezek. 352, over them.

look' upon Zion. 7 Then shall the seers be ashamed, and the divin- 12 But they know not the thoughts of the LORD, Zech. 14,1 i Mal. 2,8. ers confounded : yea, they shall all cover their i lips; neither understand they his counsel: for he shall , Isa. 55, 8. for there is no answer of God.

gather them as the sheaves into the floor. 8 But truly I am 'full of power by the Spirit of 13 Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion; for 1 a Joel 2,12 | Jobs 32, 18. the LORD, and of judgment, and of might, to declare will make thy horn iron, and I will make thy boofs u Isaiah 41, unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin. brass; and thou shalt beat in pieces many people : Pan

. 2,34 9 Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of and I will consecrate their gain unto the Lord, and Jacob, and princes of the house of Israel, that abhor { their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth. judgment, and pervert all equity.

CHAPTER V. 10 They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusa- 1 The birth of Christ ; 4 his kingdom ; 8 his conquest. 105. 212. lem with iniquity.

à Ps. 2,2,3 11 The heads thereof judge for reward, and the Now..gather thyself in troops, o daughter of ira 2.1.2

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troops: he hath laid siege against is; they priests thereof "teach for hire,and the prophets thereof shall smite the Judge of Israel with a rod upon the divine for money: yet will they lean upon the Lord, cheek.

and say, Is not the Lord among us ? none evil can 2 But thou, Beth-lehem Ephratah, though thou Mat. 2,6 Jer. 7, 6, come upon us.

be blittle among the thousands of Judah, yet out of 12 Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be Ruler p Perl. 107, as a field; and Jerusalemn shall become Pheaps; and in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, :' Jer. 20, 18 the mountain of the house as the bigh places of the from everlasting. forest.

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Christ's kingdom and conquest.

MICAH.

God's controversy for injustice. that she which travaileth hath brough, forth : then 3 first-born for my transgression, the 'fruit of my body Before & the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the for the sin of my soul? children of Israel.

8 He hath " shewed thee, Oman, what is good ; 12 Kings 4 And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do 23, 10. u voimin, Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his "justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with me 13,5,6.

God; and they shall abide: for now shall he be great { thy God? i Ps. 72, 8. unto the ends of the earth.

9 The Lord's voice crieth unto the city, and the 12 5 And this man shall be the k peace, when the man of wisdom shall see thy name: hear ye the orod, 1 Rev. 13, 7. ' Assyrian shall come into cur land; and, when he and who hath appointed it.

shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against 10 Are there yet the P treasures of wickedness in a Cor.3,11 m Nev. 16, him “seven shepherds, and "eight principal men. the house of the wicked, and the scant measure that Col. 3, 12

6 And they shallowaste the land of Assyria with is abominable ?

the sword, and the land of P Nimrod in the entrances 11 Shall I count them pure with the wicked bal- 55. o 2 Thess. thereof: thus shall he 4 deliver us from the Assyrian, ances, and with the bag of deceitful weights?

when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth 12 For the rich men thereof ' are full of violence, le 23 g Rev. 19, within cur borders.

and the inhabitants thereof have spoken "lies, and Amos 8, s. 7 And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

of many people as 'a dew from the Lord, as the 13 Therefore also will I make thee Ssick in smitPs. 72, 6. showers upon the grass, that tarrieth not for man, ing thee. in making thee desolate because of thy sins. ? Cor. 2, s. nor waiteth for the sons of men.

14 Thou shalt 'eat, but not be satisfied; and thy 16. 8 And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the casting down shall be in the midst of thee; and thou Pt107, 17 Gentiles in the inidst of many people, as a lion among shalt take hold, but shalt not deliver; and ihat which Isai. I, 3.

the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among thou deliverest will I give up to the sword. Johab. 4. the flocks of sheep; who, if he go through, both

15 Thou shalt "sow, but thou shalt not reap; Isai. 62, 9. treadeth down and teareth' in pieces, and none can} thou shalt tread the olives, but thou shalt not anoint u Deut. 28, deliver:

thee with oil; and sweet wine, but shalt not drink Zeph. 1.13 9 • Thy band shall be lifted up upon thine adver- wine. saries, and all thine energies shall be * cut off.

16 For the statutes of Omri are kept, and all the 11 Kings 10 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the works of the house of Ahab, and ye walk in their Hos. 5, 11. y Zech. 14, LCR, that I will cut off thy horses out of the midst counsels; that I should make thee a desolation, and y Lake ? of thee, and I will destroy thy chariots :

the inhabitants thereof a hissing : therefore ye shall so 11 And I will cut off the cities of thy land, and bear the reproach of my people. Ezek. 38,11. throw down all thy strong holds :

CHAPTER VII.
12 And I will cut off a witchcrafts out of thy händ;} 1 The church complaining, 5 putteth her confidence in God.
and thou shalt have no more soothsayers :

8 She triumpheth over her enemies.

cut off,
standing images, out of the midst of thee and dhby Wis me! for I am as when they have gathered

; thou the summer-fruits, as the grape-gleanings of Hosea 2, shalt no more worship the "work of thy hands. the vintage: there is no cluster to eat: my, soul desired a Isa. 28, 4

14 And I will pluck up thy groves out of the midst the first-ripe fruit. of thee : sc will I destroy thy cities.

2 The 6 good man is perished out of the earth ; 15 And I will execute vengeance in anger and there is none upright among men : they all lie in a Isaiah 26, and fury upon the heathen, such as they have not wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother Eiek. 19 d heard.

with a net. CHAPTER VI.

3 That they may do evil with both hands.ear- d Jer. 3, 5. 1 God's controversy for unkindness, 6 for ignorance, 10 for in-nestly, the prince asketh, and the judge asketh for eHosea's

, justice, 16 and for idolatry.

a reward; and the great man he uttereth his mis- 18. НЕ.

EAR ® ye now what the LORD saith ; Arise, chievous desire: so they wrap it up.

contend thou before the mountains, and let 4' The best of them is as a brier; the most upright Elek 3 the hills hear thy voice.

is sharper than a thorn hedge: the day of thy watch- 5. 2 Hear ye, o mountains, the Lord's contro- men and thy visitation cometh ; & now shall be their g Hes. 10,8

versy, and ye strong foundations of the earth: for perplexity. 3.901359 the Lord hath a controversy with his people, and he 5. Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence here in will plead with Israel.

in a guide ; keep the doors of thy mouth from her 30 my people, 'what have I done unto thee? and that lieth in thy bosom. Ps. 51, 4 wherein have I wearied thee? e testify against me. 6 For the son ' dishonoureth the father, the daugh- Mar 10,

4 For I brought thee up out of the land of Egypt, ter riseth up against her mother, the daughter-in- 2 Tim. 8, 8, peut. 4, and redeenied thee out of the 'house of servants; and law against her mother-in-law; a man's enemies are

I sent before thee 8 Moses, Aaron, and Miriani. the men of his own house.

50 my people, remember now what "Balak king 7 Therefore I will \ look unto the LORD ; I will . Psal. 73, 2,47222

, of Moab consulted, and what Balaam the son of Beor wait for the God of my salvation ; my God will hear ab. 2,8 chapters. answered him from Shittim unto Gilgal; that ye mayme. know the righteousness of the LORD.

8 Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I"" 6 'Wherewith shall I come before the LORD, ' fall, I shall marise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD 1 Pr. 24, 16.

and bow myself before the high God ? shall I come shall be a light unto me. izlaniati 1, before him with k burnt-offerings, with calves of a 9 I will bear the indignation of the Lord, because Rev. 18, 21

I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, » Ps.99,9 7 Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, and execute judgment for me: he will bring me forth lam. ), ia or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give myšto the light, and I shall behold his righteousness.

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