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ch. 7. 10.
p Ini. 55. & Rom. 11.33
r Isai. 41. 15 16. Jer. 51.
Christ's birth and kingdom.
MICAH. . God's controversy for unkindness, f the Lord shall redeem thee from the hand | thine adversaries, and all thine enemies of thine enemies.
shall be cut off. u Lam. 2. 16. 11 I Now also many nations are 10 And it shall come to pass in that Zabaya
gathered against thee, that say, Let day, saith the LORD, that I will cut off thy • Obad. 12 her be defiled, and let our eye 'look horses out of the midst of thee, and I will
destroy thy chariots :
of the Lord, neither understand they his land, and throw down all thy strong holds: 9 Isai. 21. 10. counsel: for he shall gather them 'as the 12 And I will cut off witchcrafts out sheaves into the floor.
of thine hand; and thou shalt have no 13 'Arise and thresh, o daughter of more 'soothsayers:
ile. 16 Zion: for I will make thine horn iron, 13 'Thy graven images also will I cut Zech. 13 :
and I will make thy hoofs brass: and off, and thy || standing images out of the 16s, she • Dan. 9. 44. thou shalt 'beat in pieces many people: midst of thee; and thou shalt no more tlmis! lei. 18.7. tand I will consecrate their gain unto the worship the work of thine hands.
Lord, and their substance unto "the 14 And I will pluck up thy groves out 2ch.4 . 14. Lord of the whole earth.
of the midst of thee: 60 will I destroy CHAP. V.
thy cities. 1 The birth of Christ. 4 His kingdom. 8
15 And I will "execute vengeance in a pose: His conquest.
anger and fury upon the heathen, such as the OW gather thyself in troops, O they have not heard.
judge of Israel with a rod upon the ignorance, 10 for injustice, 16 and for
& 2. 18. &
b Matt. 2. G. John 7. 42.
. Exod. 18. 25.
10. 9. 6 f Ps. 90 2. Prov. 8. 92,
3. Jobn1.1. + Heb, the days of eter Nily.
& Jer. 3 31.
I Or, rule.
sands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he mountains, and let the hills hear thy
come forth unto me that is to be ruler in voice. GOM. 6. Israel; 'whose goings forth have been from 2 'Hear ye, O mountains, "the LORD's + lama of old, from teverlasting.
controversy, and ye strong foundations of 3 Therefore will he give them up, until the earth : for the Lord hath a contro- 3346 the time that she which travaileth hath versy with his people, and he will plead 1
brought forth: then the remnant of his with Israel. ch: 4. 10. brethren shall return unto the children 3 O my people, a what have I done unto e Exod
. is of Israel.
thee? and wherein have I wearied thee? ** 4 1 And he shall stand and Il'feed in testify against me. Isa. 40. 11. the strength of the LORD, in the majesty 4 * For I brought thee up out of the Seas :: 5:04
. 34. 93. of the name of the Lord his God; and land of Egypt, and redeemed thee out of ani* XN.72.8. they shall abide: for now "shall he be the house of servants; and I sent before best Lech. 9. 10. great unto the ends of the earth.
thee Moses, Aaron, and Miriam. 5 And this man 'shall be the peace, 5 O my people, remember now what Ness 11:72 when the Assyrian shall come into our Balak king of Moab consulted, and what lobtis Lore 2.0 land: and when he shall tread in our pa- Balaam the son of Beor answered him to Eph. 2. 13. laces, then shall we raise against him seven from Shittim unto Gilgal; that ye may tel.
shepherds, and eight + principal men. know h the righteousness of the LORD.
6 And they shall + waste the land of 69 Wherewith shall I come before the same Assyria with the sword, and the land of Lord, and bow myself before the high
Nimrod || in the entrances thereof: thus God? shall I come before him with burnt Kivi
shall he deliver us from the Assyrian, offerings, with calves of a year old? her oun nu when he cometh into our land, and when 7 Will the Lord be pleased with n Luke 1.71. he treadeth within our borders.
thousands of rams, or with ten thousands s. 7 And the remnant of Jacob shall be of "rivers of oil ?" I shall I give my first boring p Deut. 32.2. in the midst of many people las a dew born for my transgression, the frait of my Delete 110.3.6. & from the LORD, as the showers upon the + body for the sin of my soul?
grass, that tarrieth not for man, nor wait 8 He hath "shewed thee, Oman, what
is good; and what doth the LORD require a sub
of the forest, as a young lion among the 9 The Lord's voice crieth unto the res that 1 Or, goste. flocks of || sheep: who, if he go through, city, and the man of wisdom shall see thy
both treadeth" down, and teareth in name: hear ye the rod, and who hath internet
skre of lean. resi, Amos
O Dent. 25 13.-16. Prov. 11. 1. & 20. 10, 83
I be pure
m Ps. 37.24.
9 Jer. 9. 3,
t Deut. 28. 38, 39, 40. Arvos 5. 11. Zeph. 1. 13. Pig. 1.6. # Or, he ruth much kop the, $c.
r Ps. 42. 3. 10. & 79. 10.
16. 25, 26.
Hos. 5.11. y i Kings
Heb. ske shall be for a treading doun. t a Sam. 24.
Or, autosa shoonet.
jer. 51.51. Lan. 5 1.
x Isai. u.
The church's complaint.
She is comforted. wickedness in the house of the wicked, ther, the daughter in law against her
and the + scant measure °that is abo- mother in law; a man's enemies are the + Heb.mea. minable?
men of his own house. 11 || Shall I count them pure with "the 7 Therefore I will look unto the k loni. &. 17. wicked balances, and with the bag of de- | LORD; I will wait for the God of my salceitful weights?
vation: my God will hear me. 12 For the rich men thereof are full 8 'Rejoice not against me, O mine ! Prov.24.
17. Lan. + Or, Shall of violence, and the inhabitants thereof enemy: " when I fall, I shall arise; when :
have spoken lies, and "their tongue is 1 sit in darkness, "the Lord shall be a light por p Hos. 12.7. deceitful in their mouth.
13 Therefore also will I 'make thee 9 °I will bear the indignation of the Lam. 3. 39. sick in smiting thee, in making thee deso Lord, because I have sinned against him, late because of thy sins.
until he plead my cause, and execute 14 "Thou shalt eat, but not be satis- judgment for me: Phe will bring me p Pk 37. 6. fied; and thy casting down shall be in the forth to the light, and I shall behold his midst of thee; and thou shalt take hold, righteousness. but shalt not deliver; and that which thou 10 || Then she that is mine enemy shall . Or, And deliverest will I give up to the sword. see it, and "shame shall cover her which her that is
15 Thou shalt * sow, but thou shalt not said unto me, 'Where is the Lord thy and correct reap; thou shalt tread the olives, but God? 'mine eyes shall behold her: now been mc
thou shalt not anoint thee with oil; + shall she be trodden down as the mire a Ps. 35. 26. a 1 Kings and sweet wine, but shall not drink of the streets. wine.
11 In the day that thy "walls are to $. 16 For || the statutes of " Omri are be built, in that day shall the decree beach. 4. 1. 19.10.25., 26. "kept, and all the works of the house of far removed. K1021.3
. Ahab, and ye walk in their counsels; 12 In that day also "he shall come 3. Jer. 18.& that I should make thee 'a || desolation, even to thee from Assyria, | and from
and the inhabitants thereof "an hissing: the fortified cities, and from the fortress . . .Zech. a lazi. 25. 8. therefore ye shall bear the reproach of even to the river, and from sea to sea, Amos ga my people.
and from mountain to mountain. CHAP. VII.
13 | Notwithstanding the land shall 26. & 19.93. 1 The church, complaining of her small num be desolate because of them that dwell Hos. 11. ...
ber, 3 and the general corruption, 5 put, therein, 'for the fruit of their doings.
14 9 || Feed thy people with thy rod, ait halk God comforteih her by promises, 16 by con
the flock of thine heritage, which dwell , Jer. 21. 14. fusion of the enemies, 18 and by his mer- solitarily in 'the wood, in the midst of <h. 3. 12 cies.
Carmel: let them feed in Bashan and Ps. 28.g. ch. oe is me! for I am as t when they Gilead, as in the days of old.
15 q' According to the days of thy * Ps. 68. n. as 'the grapegleanings of the vintage: coming out of the land of Egypt will í Isl. 28 4. there is no cluster to eat: "my soul de- shew unto him marvellous things. sired the firstripe fruit.
16 The nations shall see and be con2 The'll good man is perished out of founded at all their might: 'they shall Job 21.5
the earth: and there is none upright lay their hand upon their mouth, their boheredeyilamong men: they all lie in wait for blood; ears shall be deal! d Hab. 1. 15. a they hunt every man his brother with 17 They shall lick the dust like a 184.108.40.206.2.7.
serpent, they shall move out of their e Pe 18 *s. 3 1 That they may do evil with both holes like || worms of the earth: 'they 100, • Hoa 18. hands earnestly, the prince asketh,' and shall be afraid of the LORD our God, and Thingo.
the judge asketh for a reward; and the shall fear because of thee. Mischiefs's great man, he uttereth this mischievous 18 T Who is a God like unto thee, : Exod. 15. desire: so they wrap it up:
that "pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by : Pisod. 34. 4 The best of them is a brier: the the transgression of the remnant of his 20. 11.55.13. most upright is sharper than a thorn hedge: heritage? he retaineth not his anger for 1 ch.47*
the day of thy watchmen and thy visita- ever, because he delighteth in mercy,
compassion upon us; he will subdue our
doors of thy mouth from her that lieth 20 "Thou wilt perform the truth to "Luke 1.72, Matt. 10. 2; in thy bosom.
Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham," which
N A H U M.
thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows: for
and severity against his enemies. thee; "he is utterly cut off. THE burden of Nineveh. The book
a Zeph. 2.13. Or, The LORD is a Jealous (iod,
and a seren! shite.
b Exod. 20.
e Deut 32. 35. Ps.94.1
+ Hleb that hath fury.
e Job 9. 4.
&c. &97. 2. Tab. 3. 5,11.
# Ps. 106.9. Isai. 50. 2 Matt. 8. 26. h Isai. 33.9. i Ps. 68. &.
P: 97.5. Mic. 1.4.
Heb. stand wp.
01 Chron. 16. 34. Ps.
up before thy face: bkeep the mu- er, s** Josh. 23. 19. furious; the Lord will take vengeance nition, watch the way, make thy loins der
on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath strong, fortify thy power mightily. İsai. 59 i& for his enemies.
2 For the Lord hath turned away je 55 3 The Lord is a slow to anger, and || the excellency of Jacob, as the excelente Exod. 34 °great in power, and will not at all acquit lency of Israel: for the emptiers have 7. 103. & the wicked: "the Lord hath his way in emptied them out, and marred their vine 2 Jonah + 2 the whirlwind and in the storm, and the branches. ? Ps. 18.7, clouds are the dust of his feet.
3 The shield of his mighty men is 4 He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it made ® red, the valiant men are l in scardry, and drieth up all the rivers: "Bashan let: the chariots shall be with il fiaming 10 de languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower torches in the day of his preparation, and 10 cm of Lebanon languisheth.
the fir trees shall be terribly shaken. 5 The mountains quake at him, and 4 The chariots shall rage in the streets, k Judg: 5.5. *the hills melt, and 'the earth is burned they shall justle one against another in
at his presence, yea, the world, and all the broad ways: tthey shall seem like Hra thesis 1 2 Pet. 3. 10. that dwell therein.
torches, they shall run like the lightnings, 6 Who can stand before his indigna 5 He shall recount his || worthies: m. Mal. 3.2, tion? and " who can tabide in the fierce- they shall stumble in their walk; they
ness of his anger? "his fury is poured out shall make haste to the wall thereof, and o Rev. 16. 1. like fire, and the rocks are thrown down the + defence shall be prepared.
6 The gates of the rivers shall be opened, 7 °The Lord is good, a || strong hold and the palace shall be dissolved. 100. Jer. in the day of trouble; and he knoweth 7 And || Huzzab shall be || led away ko 3.3.1. Lam. them that trust in him.
captive, she shall be brought up, and her extent 8 "But with an overrunning flood he maids shall lead her as with the voice
will make an utter end of the place there- of doves, tabering upon their breasts. Tim. 2. 19. of, and darkness shall pursue his enemies. 8 But Nineveh is 1l of old like a pool
9 "What do ye imagine against the of water: yet they shall flee away, Stand,
Lord? 'he will make an utter end: af- stand, shall they cry; but none shall || look s 1 Sam. 3. fliction shall not rise up the second time. back.
10 For while they be folden together 9 Take ye the spoil of silver, take the 10r, 20 6.2 Sam. 23. * as thorns, and while they are drunken spoil of gold: || for there is none end of
as drunkards, they shall be devoured as the store and glory out of all the + plea- , cod * Malg. i. stubble fully dry.
smite together, and much pain is in all 12 Thus saith the Lord; || Though loins, and “the faces of them all gather idee jas 10r, if they they be quiet, and likewise many, yet thus blackness.
shall they be tcut down, when he shall 11 Where is the dwelling of 'the lions, Jetta houldeney pass through. Though I have afflicted and the feedingplace of the young lions, 2 thee, I will afflict thee no more.
where the lion, even the old lion, walked, 13 For now will I break his yoke and the lion's whelp, and none made been shorn, from off thee, and will burst thy bonds in them afraid? should have sunder.
12 The lion did tear in pieces enough 14 And the Lord hath given a com for his whelps, and strangled for his lion
mandment concerning thee, that no more esses, and filled his holes with prey, and * Helshorn. of thy name be sown: out of the house his dens with ravin. Dan. 11. 10. of thy gods will I cut off the graven image 13 " Behold, I am against thee, saith & 301.3.2.20. and the molten image: 'I will make thy the Lord of hosts, and I will burn her sin grave; for thou art vile.
chariots in the smoke, and the sword sball 15 Behold upon the mountains the devour thy young lions: and I will cut off Rom. 10. is feet of him that, bringeth good tidings, thy prey from the earth, and the voice of King + Hleb, feast. that publisheth peace! o Judah, tkeep | "thy messengers shall no more be heard. 1333
+ Heb. city
p Joel 3. 3.
+ Heb. the sinme of the
& 51. 30.
t Ps. 147. 13 Jer. 51. 30.
a ch. 2. 13.
The miserable ruin of Nineveh.
The miserable ruin of Nineveh. CHAP. III.
were dashed in pieces at the top of all
The miserable ruin of Nineveh. the streets: and they cast lots for her
full of lies and robbery; the prey were bound in chains. 2,3,444.6, departeth not;
11 Thou also shalt be ' drunken: thou 2 The noise of a whip, and the noise shalt be hid, thou also shalt seek strength 17. ch. 1. 16. Jer. 47. 3. of the rattling of the wheels, and of the because of the enemy.
pransing horses, and of the jumping 12 All thy strong holds shall be like
"fig trees with the firstripe figs : if they - Rev. 6. 13. 3. The horseman lifteth up both + the be shaken, they shall even fall into the worden de bright sword and the glittering spear: mouth of the eater. of the spear. and there is a multitude of slain, and a 13 Behold, 'thy people in the midst Jer. 50. 37.
great number of carcases; and there is of thee are women: the gates of thy land
the fire shall devour thy + bars.
whoredoms of the wellfavoured harlot, "fortify thy strong holds: go into clay, - ch. 2. 1. sake: %. the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth and tread the morter, make strong the
nations through her whoredoms, and fa- brickkiln.
15 There shall the fire devour thee; 5 Behold, I am against thee, saith the the sword shall cut thee off, it shall eat 2. beri: 13., LORD of hosts; and I will discover thy thee up like the cankerworm: make *Joel 1.4 5. Erik. 16. skirts upon thy face, and I will shew the thyself many as the cankerworm, make
nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thyself many as the locusts.
16 Thou hast multiplied thy merchants
17 Thy crowned are as the locusts, y Rev.9. 7. 7 'And it shall come to pass, that all and thy captains as the great grashoppers, i Rev. 18. 10. they that look upon thee 'shall flee from which camp in the hedges in the cold k Jer. 15.5 thee, and say, Nineveh is laid waste:k who day, but when the sun ariseth they flee
will bemoan her? whence shall I seek away, ånd their place is not known where
that had the waters round about it, whose the dust: thy people is scattered upon lice mJet. 46. 25, rampart was the sea, and her wall was the mountains, and no man gathereth 10r, valiant 2. Elek.30. from the sea ?
and it was infinite; Put and Lubim were thy wound is grievous : all that hear wrinkling. Heb. in thy + thy helpers.
the bruit of thee shall clap the hands Mic... 9. 16 Yet was she carried away, she went over thee: for upon whom hath not thy Zeph. 2. 13. Isai. 13.16.9 into captivity: "her young children also wickedness passed continually?
1 Hab. 2. 16.
1 Or, sprendeth himself.
h Heb. 10.
1 Amos 6.2.
Ezek. 31. 3)
. Ps. 137.9
See Isai. It
Hos. 13. 16.
H A B A K K U K.
wicked doth compass about the right- christ 1 Unto Habakkuk, complaining of the iniquity eous; therefore | wrong judgment pro
of the land, 5 is shewed the fearful renge- ceedeth.
will work a work in your days, which ye c Isai. 39. 14.
6 For, lo, a || I raise up the Chaldeans, 49. so. Jer. 2 O Lord, how long shall I cry, "and that bitter and hasty nation, which shall für thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto march through the f breadth of the land, Chron. zii thee of violence, and thou wilt not save! to possess the dwellingplaces that are Heb.
3 Why dost thou shew me iniquity, not their’s. and cause me to behold grievance? for 7 They are terrible and dreadful : them hann spoiling and violence are before me: || their judgment and their dignity shall adementos and there are that raise up strife and proceed of themselves. contention.
8 Their horses also are swifter than these. · 4 Therefore the law is slacked, and the leopards, and are more + fierce than judgment doth never go forth : for the the evening wolves: and their horsemen Zeph. 3. 3.
these, and the captirity of
Heb.shary. e Jer. 5. 6.
f Jer. 4. 13.
1 Or, the supping up &c. or, their faces shall look toward the east.
h Ps.90.2. & 9. 2. Lam.
5. 6, 7,
k Ps. 5.5
1 Jer. 19. I.
m Jer. 16.16, Amor 4.2.
Vengeanee by the Chaldeans.
Judgment upon the Chaldean shall spread themselves, and their horse- 1 eth at home, who enlargeth his desire as men shall come from far; 'they shall fly hell, and is as death, and cannot be satisas the eagle that hasteth to eat.
fied, but gathereth unto him all nations, s Press 9 They shall come all for violence: and heapeth unto him all people:
Il f their faces shall sup, up as the east 6 Shall not all these take up a para. k Macs+ of their face, wind, and they shall gather the captivity ble against him, and a taunting proverb as the sand.
against him, and say, || Woe to him that 10+, 10 And they shall scoff at the kings, increaseth that which is not his! how * Heb.ther and the princes shall be a scorn unto long? and to him that ladeth himself heir faces them: they shall deride every strong hold; with thick clay!
for they shall heap dust, and take it. 7 Shall they not rise up suddenly that
11 Then shall his mind change, and he shall bite thee, and awake that shall vex 8 Dan. 5-4 shall pass over, and offend, 5 imputing this thee, and thou shalt be for booties unto his power unto his god.
them? 124" Art thou not from everlasting, o 8 'Because thou hast spoiled many na- i la 81
Lord my God, mine Holy One? we shall tions, all the remnant of the people shall 1 2 Kings 19. not die. O LORD, 'thou hast ordained spoil thee; because of men's + blood, me is bei'io. them for judgment; and, O + mighty God, and for the violence of the land, of the Hand
k? 30. 25. thou hast Festablished them for cor- city, and of all that dwell therein. + Heb.rock, rection.
9 Woe to him that ' || coveteth an evil ! Jer sa 13 * Thou art of purer eyes than to covetousness to his house, that he may area
behold evil, and canst not look on || ini-set his nest on high, that he may be 1 Or, grico. quity: 'wherefore lookest thou upon them delivered from the ť power of evil!
that deal treacherously, and holdest thy 10 Thou hast consulted shame to thy the head
14 And makest men as the fishes of 11 For the stone shall cry out of the 10r, moving. the sea, as the || creeping things, that have wall, and the || beam out of the timber lehet no ruler over them?
shall || answer it.
angle, they catch them in their pet, and with " + blood, and stablisheth a city by pro 1 Or Alne net. gather them in their || drag: therefore iniquity! they rejoice and are glad.
13 Behold, is it not of the LORD of 16 Therefore " they sacrifice unto their hosts that the people shall labour in bed 37. 24, 25. net, and burn incense unto their drag; the very fire, and the people shall weary
because by them their portion is fat, and themselves || for very vanity? ! Or, dainty. their meat || 7 plenteous. + Heb. fol.
14 Por the earth shall be filled | with 10 17 Shall" they therefore empty their the 'knowledge of the glory of the LORD, plot the net, and not spare continually to slay as the waters cover the sea. the nations?
15 9 Woe unto him that giveth his CHAP. II.
neighbour drink, that puttest thy 'bottle Hos 15 1 Unto Habakkuk, waiting for an answer, is
to him, and makest him drunken also, that shewed that he must wait by faith. 5 The thou mayest 'look on their nakedness! judgment upon the Chaldean for unsatia 16 Thou art filled || with shame for elements bleness, 9 for covetousness, 12 for cruelty, glory: "drink thou also, and let thy fore the
15 for drunkenness, 18 and for idolatry. skin be uncovered: the cup of the LORD's des I
WILL "stand upon my watch, and right hand shall be turned unto thee, and 5*45. Heb.fenced set me upon the t tower, band will shameful spewing shall be on thy glory.
Ps. 85. 8. watch to see what he will say || unto me, 17 For the violence of Lebanon shall Or, in me. and what I shall answer || t when I am cover thee, and the spoil of beasts, which am argued reproved.
made them afraid, because of men's 2 And the LORD answered me, and blood, and for the violence of the land, of any reproof, said, "Write the vision, and make it the city, and of all that dwell therein. Isai.2.1.2. plain upon tables, that he may run that 18 “What profiteth the graven image readeth it.
that the maker thereof hath graven it; 3 For the vision is yet for an appoint- the molten image, and a teacher of lies, 4 Zonken ed time, but at the end it shall speak, that I the maker of his work trusteth
and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; therein, to make dumb idols ? Hebr. 10. because it will surely come, it will not 19 Woe unto him that saith to the tarry.
wood, Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, cette 4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is it shall teach! Behold, it is laid over 3A U. Rooh. 3:2. not upright in him: but the 'just shall with gold and silver, and there is no release live by his faith.
breath at all in the midst of it. 51|| Yea also, because he transgresseth 20 But the Lord is in his holy temple: by wine, he is a proud man, neither keep-1 +blet all the earth keep silence before him. Zeck 2. 3
n Deut. 8. 17. Isai. 10. 13.
LORD. ple in
Isai. 21. 8, 11.