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Before CHRIST

Before CHRIST

I Matt. 26. 15

9, 12

1 Or, Binders.

Ver. 3.

Jerusalem a burden to her enemies. CHAP. XII. XIII.

The repentance of Jerusalem. bear. So they 1 weighed for my price of Judah first, that the glory of the house cir. 587. thirty pieces of silver.

of David and the glory of the inhabitants cir. 587. 13 And the LORD said unto me, Cast of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves Exod. 21.32. it unto the "potter: a goodly price that against Judah. - Matt. 27. I was prised at of them. And I took the 8 In that day shall the Lord defend

thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and the h Joel 3. ia the potter in the house of the LORD. that is 1| + feeble among them at that day. Or, abject.

14 Then I cut asunder mine other shall be as David; and the house of fallen. staff

, even || Bands, that I might break David shall be as God, as the angel of the
the brotherhood between Judah and Lord before them.
Israel.

9 And it shall come to pass in that
15 And the LORD said unto me, day, that I will seek to destroy all the i Hag. 2. n.
2. Leek. 34. *Take unto thee yet the instruments of a nations that come against Jerusalem.
foolish shepherd.

10 'And I will pour upon the house k Jer. 31.9. 16 For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd of David, and upon the inhabitants of 39 29

in the land, which shall not visit those Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of sup10r, kidilen. that be || cut off, neither shall seek the plications: and they shall " look upon me Lobo leto

young one, nor heal that that is broken, whom they have pierced, and they shall 117, nor || feed that that standeth still: but he

mourn for him, "as one mourneth for his m Jer. 6. 26.
shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear only son, and shall be in bitterness for
their claws in pieces.

him, as one that is in bitterness for his
17 'Woe to the idol shepherd that firstborn.
Joba 10.12, leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon 11 In that day shall there be a great

his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm mourning in Jerusalem, oas the mourn-
shall be clean dried up, and his right eye ing of Hadadrimmon in the valley of 23:29
shall be utterly darkened.

Megiddon.

12 PAnd the land shall mourn, tevery 3o. Rev. 1.;.
CHAP. XII.
1 Jerusalem a cup of trembling to herself, 3 family apart; the family of the house of Heb. fami-

and a burdensome stone to her adversaries. David apart, and their wives apart; the
6 The victorious restoring of Judah. 9 The family of the house of Nathan apart, ita Suhos
repentance of Jerusalem.

and their wives apart;
VHE burden of the word of the LORD 13 The of the of

1 Or, bear.

Amos 8. 10.

o Jer. 23. 1.
Reek. 34. 2.

13.

n Acts 2. 31. o 2 Kings

9 Chron. 35

lies, families.

31.

Isai. 42. 5. & H.24. &

1 Or, Si

LXX

57. 16. Hebr.

22, 23
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+ Heb. sepa ration for

Jerusalem.
d ver. 4, 6,
8, 9, 11. &
ca. 13. 1. &
14. 4, 6, 8, 9,

e Matt. 21.

f

45. 12, 18. & stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth 1 of Shimei apart, and their wives apart; non
Numb. 16. the foundation of the earth, and "form 14 All the families that remain, every
72 Eccleseth the spirit of man within him. family apart, and their wives apart.
2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a

CHAP. XIII.
Cisai
. 51.17, cup of || trembling unto all the people 1 The fountain of purgation for Jerusalem,

round about, II when they shall be in the 2 from idolatry, and false prophecy. 7 The
siege both against Judah and against Je death of Christ, and ihe trial of a third part.
rusalem.

opened to the house of David and to 14. ! Per... be the vehich salem a burdensome stone for all people: the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and 19 Res. 1.5.

3. And in that day will I make Jeru. I "that day there shall be a fountain b. 12.3. siege against all that burden themselves with it shall for tuncleanness.

be cut in pieces, though all the people of 2 And it shall come to pass in that uncleanness. the earth be gathered together against it. day, saith the Lord of hosts, that I will

4 In that day, saith the LORD, 'I will cut off the names of the idols out of the Exod. 23. smite every horse with astonishment, and land, and they shall no more be remem- u. 16.

his rider with madness: and I will open bered: and also I will cause the prophets His: 2. 17. Ezek. 33.4. mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and and the unclean spirit to pass out of the 13

will smite every horse of the people with land.
blindness.

3 And it shall come to pass, that when
5 And the governors of Judah shall any shall yet prophesy, then his father
! Or, There say in their heart, || The inhabitants of and his mother that begat him shall say
bo memand to Jerusalem shall be my strength in the unto him, Thou shalt not live; for thou
the inhabi- LORD of hosts their God.

speakest lies in the name of the LORD: 6. In that day will I make the gover- and his father and his mother that begat nors of Judah like an hearth of fire him shall thrust him through when he sport e tempo among the wood, and like a torch of fire prophesieth. in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the 4 And it shall come to pass in that a Kingo 1. people round about, on the right hand day, that 'the prophets shall be ashamed Macaz.o. and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be every one of his vision, when he hath Heb.a inhabited again in her own place, even in prophesied; neither shall they wear 8 + a hair. Jerusalem.

rough garment + to deceive: 7 The Lord also shall save the tents 5 "But he shall say, I am no prophet, hindi

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ZECHARIAH. The plague of the enemies of Jerusalem I am an husbandman; for man taught that at evening time it shall be light. me to keep cattle from my youth.

8 And it shall be in that day, that 6 And one shall say unto him, What living. waters shall go out from Jerusa- ! Tani 6 are these wounds in thine hands? Then lem; half of them toward the || former en he shall answer, Those with which I was sea, and half of them toward the hinder Eest wounded in the house of my friends. sea: in summer and in winter shall keren

7 9 Awake, O sword, against 'my shep- it be. * John*10* herd, and against the man that is my 9 And the LORD shall be king over Den 26 30. 19. fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: 'smite all the earth: in that day shall there be

- Eplus Matt. 26. the shepherd, and the sheep shall be one LORD, and his name one. 31. Mark 14. scattered: and I will turn mine hand 10 All the land shall be - || turned 'as 10r, Matt. 18. upon TM the little ones.

a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of 8 And it shall come to pass, that in all Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and

the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein || inhabited in her place, from Benjamin's » Rom. 11.5. shall be cut off and die; " but the third gate unto the place of the first gate, unto shall be left therein.

the corner gate, 'and from the tower of No 3 9 And I will bring the third part Hananeel unto the king's winepresses. 7.1 Pet. 1. 6o through the fire, and will Prefine them 11 And men shall dwell in it, and there Ps. 50. 15. as silver is refined, and will try them as shall be 'no more utter destruction; but

gold is tried: 'they shall call on my name, Jerusalem || shall be safely inhabited.
Po. 144. 15. and I will hear them: 'I will say, It is 12 | And this shall be the plague slide
Ezek. 11. 20. my people: and they shall say, The wherewith the LORD will smite all the
LORD is my God.

people

that have fought against JerusaCHAP. XIV.

lem; Their flesh shall consume away

while they stand upon their feet, and
1 The destroyers of Jerusalem destroyed. 4

The coming of Christ, and the graces of his their eyes shall consume away in their
kingdom. °12 The plague of Jerusalem's holes, and their tongue shall consume
enemies. 16 The remnant shall turn to the away in their mouth.

Lord, 20 and their spoils shall be holy. 13 And it shall come to pass in that
Solt: 33:REHOLD, the day of the LORD day, that "a great tumult from the LORD

cometh, and thy spoil shall be di- shall be among them; and they shall lay vided in the midst of thee.

hold every one on the hand of his neigh2 For "I will gather all nations against bour, and his hand shall rise up against die

Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall the hand of his neighbour.
c Isai. 13. 16. be taken, and the houses rifled, and the 14 And y Judah also shall fight | at 10r,

women ravished; and half of the city Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the same
shall go forth into captivity, and the re- heathen round about shall be gathered 10,
sidue of the people shall not be cut off together, gold, and silver, and apparel, in
from the city.

great abundance.
3 | Then shall the LORD go forth, and 15 And ' so shall be the plague of the 'ret. H.
fight against those nations, as when he horse, of the mule, of the camel

, and of fought in the day of battle.

the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be 4 And his feet shall stand in that day in these tents, as this plague. e Joel 3. 12, "upon the mount of Olives, which is be 16 | And it shall come to pass, that

fore Jerusalem on the east, and the mount every one that is left of all the nations

of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof which came against Jerusalem shall even Morhen toward the east and toward the west, go up from year to year to worship the

s & and there shall be a very great valley; King, the Lord of hosts

, and to keep and half of the mountain shall remove to the feast of tabernacles. he separated. ward the north, and half of it toward the 17 And it shall be, that whoso will * Here f Amos 1. 1. south.

not come up of all the families of the 5 And ye shall flee to the valley of earth unto Jerusalem to worship the e Isai be 12

|| the mountains; || for the valley of the King, the Lord of hosts, even upon them ha Joel 3. 11. mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, shall be no rain. limit shall ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before 18 And if the family of Egypt go not not be clear the earthquake in the days of Uzziah up, and come not, + that have no rain; to Hebre Places, and king of Judah: "and the LORD my God there shall be the plague, wherewith the im other places shall come, and ball the saints with LORD will smite the heathen that come i

not up to keep the feast of tabernacles. 6 And it shall come to pass in that 19 This shall be the || punishment of Ot, sia day, || that the light shall not be + clear, Egypt, and the punishment of all nations nor fdark:

that come not up to keep the feast of 7 But ll it shall be 'one day which tabernacles. Rev. 12. 5. shall be known to the LORD, not day, 20 q In that day shall there be upon 1 Or, bridien nor night: but it shall come to pass, I the || bells of the horses, 'HOLINESS Isai. ag. is

b Joel 3. 2.

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Before
CHRIST

Complaint of Israel's unkindness, MALACHI, I.

their irreligion, and profaneness. UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall CHRIST cir.5872" the Lord's house shall be like the bowls come and take of them, and seethe there- cir. 587. before the altar.

in: and in that day there shall be no ( Isai. 35. 8. 21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and more the 'Canaanite in the house of Joel 3:17 in Judah shall be holiness unto the Lord the LORD of hosts.

& Eph. 2. 19,

Rey. 21. 27.
& 22. 15

20, 21, 22.

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c Jer. 49.18. Ezek. 35-3

it away.

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M AL ACHI.
CHAP. I.

offering : for my name shall be great CHRIST
1 Malachi complaineth of Israel's unkindness. among the heathen, saith the Lord of cir. 357
6 Of their irreligiousness, 12 and profaneness. hosts.
THE Heraet 4 by Malachi.
THE burden of the word of the LORD 12 But ye have profaned it, in that ye

say, "The table of the LORD is polluted;
2 'I have loved you, saith the LORD. and the fruit thereof, even his meat, is
Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? contemptible.

Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith the 13 Ye said also, Behold, what a wearib Rom.9. 13. LORD: yet "I loved Jacob,

ness is it! || and ye have snuffed at it, 10r, where
3 And I hated Esau, and laid his saith the Lord of hosts; and ye brought have blown
379 is, is mountains and his heritage waste for the that which was torn, and the lame, and
dragons of the wilderness.

the sick; thus ye brought an offering:
4 Whereas Edom saith, We are im- 'should I accept this of your hand? saith lev.21. 20,
poverished, but we will return and build the LORD.
the desolate places; thus saith the LORD 14 But cursed be the deceiver, || which ver. &
of hosts, They shall build, but I will hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and flock is.
throw down; and they shall call them, sacrificeth unto the LORD a corrupt thing:
The border of wickedness, and, The peo- for 'I am a great King, saith the LORD P... ?
ple against whom the Lord hath indig- of hosts, and my name is dreadful among
nation for ever.

the heathen.
5 And your eyes

shall
see,
and
ye
shall

CHAP. II.
d Pe. 35.97. say, The Lord will be magnified || + from 1 He sharply reproveth the priests for ne-
I Or, upon the border of Israel.

glecting their covenant, 11 and the people 6 (A son honoureth his father, and for idolatry, 14 for adultery, 17 and for

a servant his master: fif then I be a fa infidelity. f Lake 6.46. ther, where is mine honour? and if I be

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ND now, O ye priests, this coma master, where is my fear? saith the

mandment is for you. LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that 2 * If ye will not hear, and if ye will aler: 28. k 37,3, despise my name. And ye say, Wherein not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my 2815, &c. have we despised thy name?

name, saith the Lord of hosts, I will Or, Bring

7 || Ye offer "polluted bread upon mine even send a curse upon you, and I will 1. Deut. 15 altar; and ye say, Wherein have we pol- curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed

luted thee? In that ye say, 'The table them already, because ye do not lay it to 22. ver. 12 of the LORD is contemptible.

heart.
8 And "if ye offer the blind + for sacri 3 Behold, I will || corrupt your seed, ! Orreprowe.
fice, is it not evil ? and if ye offer the and + spread dung upon your faces, even ter.
lame and sick, is it not evil? offer it now the dung of your solemn feasts; and || one leader shall

unto thy governor; will he be pleased shall take you away with it.
+ Hleb, the with thee, or 'accept thy person? saith 4 And ye shall know that I have sent
face of God. the LORD of hosts.

this commandment unto you, that my 9 And now, I pray you, beseech + God covenant might be with Levi, saith the Hos

. 13.9. that he will be gracious unto us : "this Lord of hosts.
your homechom bath been + by your means : will he re 5 My covenant was with him of life Numb. 25

gard your persons? saith the Lord of and peace; and I gave them to him for 35. & 37,2
hosts.

the fear wherewith he feared me, and
10 Who is there even among you that was afraid before my name.
n 1 Cor.9.13 would shut the doors for nought ? "nei 6 °The law of truth was in his mouth, ...

ther do ye kindle fire on mine altar for and iniquity was not found in his lips : Jam. 3. 30.

nought. I have no pleasure in you, saith he walked with me in peace and equity, Veneto set: 6.2.0.". the Lord of hosts, "neither will I accept and did 'turn many away from iniquity. an offering at your hand.

7 For the priest's lips should keep
11 For P from the rising of the sun knowledge, and they should seek the law 11, 1.28. 2.
alsai. 6o. 3. even unto the going down of the same at his mouth: "for he is the messenger of 5 Gal. 4. 14.

John 4. n, my name shall be great 'among the Gen- the Lord of hosts.
23. 1 Tim.2 tiles; "and in every place 'incense shall 8 But ye are departed out of the way;
s Rev. 8.3. be offered unto my name, and a pure ye have caused many to || stumble at the law.

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The people reproved for idolatry, fc. MALACHI.

The people's infidels. the law; *ye have corrupted the cove- coming? and 'who shall stand when he nant of Levi, saith the Lord of hosts. appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire,

9 Therefore have I also made you and like fullers' sope: Sam. 2. contemptible and base before all the peo

3 And " he shall sit as a refiner and Seele ple, according as ye have not kept my purifier of silver: and he shall purify the ta 11,1 up the face ways, but || t have been partial in the law. sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and sai 1.6

10 Have we not all one father? silver, that they may offer unto the LORD ii Falas

hath not one God created us? why do an offering in righteousness. m Cor.& we deal treacherously every man against 4 Then shall the offering of Judah kat. 1. 11. Job 31.is. his brother, by profaning the covenant and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, of our fathers ?

as in the days of old, and as in || former 101, anci 11 Judah hath dealt treacherously, and years. an abomination is committed in Israel 5 And I will come near to you to and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath pro- judgment: and I will be a swift witness

faned the holiness of the LORD which he against the sorcerers, and against the Osloughe || loved, and hath married the daughter adulterers, and against false swearers, 1 • Eura 9. 1. of a strange god.

and against those that || oppress the hire- 10.& 12 The Lord will cut off the man that ling in his wages, the widow, and the fa

doeth this, || the master and the scholar, therless, and that turn aside the stranger and him thai out of the tabernacles of Jacob, Pand him from his right, and fear not me, saith the

that offereth an offering unto the LORD LORD of hosts.
of hosts.

6 For I am the LORD, “I change not; all
13 And this have ye done again, co therefore ye sons of Jacob are not con-bee...
vering the altar of the LORD with tears, sumed.
with weeping, and with crying out, inso 79 Even from the days of °your fathers Art: 5.
much that he regardeth not the offering ye are gone away from mine ordinances
any more, or receiveth it with good will and have not kept them. 'Return unto place is
at your hand.

me, and I will return unto you, saith the i4 Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because Lord of hosts. But ye said, Wherein

the Lord hath been witness between shall we return?
9 Prov.5. 18. thee and the wife of thy youth, against 81 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have
* Prov. 2. 17. whom thou hast dealt treacherously: 'yet robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have

is she thy companion, and the wife of we robbed thee? "In tithes and offerings. id
thy covenant.

9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye 15 And did not he make one? Yet have robbed me, even this whole nation. Or, excel. had he the || residue of the spirit. And 10 'Bring ye all the tithes into the Ps33 theb. a seed wherefore one? That he might seek f'a storehouse, that there may be meat in times godly seed. Therefore take heed to your mine house, and prove me now herewith, 31. 12

. 1 Cor. 2. 14. spirit, and let none deal || treacherously saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open faithfully. against the wife of his youth.

you the “windows of heaven, and + pour : 16 For the LORD, the God of Israel, you out a blessing, that there shall not be Matts saith || that he hateth tputting away: room enough to receive it. Or, if he for one covereth violence with his gar 11 And I will rebuke the devourer 31.12

ment, saith the Lord of hosts : therefore for your sakes, and he shall not + de- *** take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not stroy the fruits of your ground; neither rapide treacherously.

shall your vine cast her fruit before the 17 p'Ye have wearied the LORD with time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts. sh. 3. 13, 14, your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have 12 And all nations shall call you bless

we wearied him? When ye say, Every ed: for ye shall be 'a delightsome land, : Due es
one that doeth evil is good in the sight saith the Lord of hosts.
of the Lord, and he delighteth in them; 13 | “Your words have been stout : ch.7
or, Where is the God of judgment? against me, saith the Lord. Yet ye say,
CHAP. III.

What have we spoken so much against
1 Of the messenger, majesty, and grace of

thee? Christ. 7 of the rebellion, 8 sacrilege, 13

14 • Ye have said, It is vain to serve le 22, and infidelity of the people.' 16 The promise God: and what profit is it that we have of blessing to them that fear God.

kept this ordinance, and that we have EHOLD, "I will send my messenger, walked † mournfully before the LORD Oberenant

and he shall prepare the way be- of hosts? i Isai. 40.3. fore me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, 15 And now we call the proud happy; • Isai. 63. 9. shall suddenly come to his temple, even yea, they that work wickedness + are set + file or

the messenger of the covenant, whom up; yea, they that tempt God are even
ye delight in: behold, he shall come, delivered.
saith the Lord of hosts.

16 9 Then they "that feared the LORD
2 But who may abide the day of his 'spake often one to another: and the Theor. 3 03

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Tit. 2. 14. 1 Pet. 2.9.

treasure.
i Isai. 62. 3.
k Ps. 103. 13.

5.

God's judgment on the wicked.

CHAP. IV.

Elijah's coming and office LORD hearkened, and heard it, and 6a eth shall burn them up, saith the Lord of book of remembrance was written before hosts, that it shall a leave them neither him for them that feared the LORD, and root nor branch. that thought upon his name.

2 | But unto you

that "fear my name 17. And they shall be mine, saith the shall the 'Sun of righteousness arise with Elinker .. 78. & Pou Lord of hosts, in that day when I make healing in his wings; and ye shall go Retina

up my ll 'jewels; and I will spare them, forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. Or, special i as a man spareth his own son that serv 36 And ye shall tread down the wicked; ? Sami eth him.

for they shall be ashes under the soles of 10. Zech. 10. 18 "Then shall ye return, and discern your feet in the day that I shall do this, 1 Pr. 58. 11. between the righteous and the wicked, saith the LORD of hosts.

between him that serveth God and him 4 4 Remember ye the - law of Moses • Exod. 20. that serveth him not.

my servant, which I commanded unto CHAP. IV.

him 'in Horeb for all Israel, with * the i Deut. 4. 10. 1 God's judgment on the wicked, 2 and his

statutes and judgments. blessing on the good. 4 He exhorteth to 5 Behold, I will send you 'Elijah the .. Mate;.1 the study of the law, 5 and telleth of Eli- prophet "before the coming of the great ima 9. 7. jah's coming and office.

and dreadful day of the LORD: TOR, behold, , that

"of n Ecclus. 48. och 3. 18. proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, the children to their fathers, lest I e Obed. 18. shall be stubble: and the day that com and osmite the earth with Pa curse.

3,

k Ps. 147. 19.

m Joel 2. 31.

a Joel 2.31.
ch. 3. 2.
2 Pet. 37.

10.

come

o Zech. 14.

p Zech. 5 3.

THE END OF THE PROPHETS.

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