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Israel's triumph over Babylon. CHAP. XV.

The lamentable slale of Moab. they shall take them captives, whose cap- in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy lives they were; and they shall rule over land, and slain thy people: the seed of their oppressors:

evil-doers shall never be renowned. 3 And it shall come to pass in the day 21 Prepare slaughter for his children that the Lord shall give thee rest from thy for the iniquity of their fathers; that they sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fil! hard bondage wherein thou wast made to the face of the world with cities. serve,

22 For I will rise up against them, saith 4 That thou shalt take up this proverb the LORD of hosts, and cut off from Babyagainst the king of Babylon, and say, How lon the name, and remnant, and son, and hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city nephew, saith the Lord. ceased!

23 I will also make it a possession for 5 The Lord hath broken the staff of the bittern, and pools of water: and I the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers. will sweep it with the besom of destruc

6 He who smote the people in wrath tion, saith the Lord of hosts. with a continual stroke, he that ruled the 24 | The LORD of hosts hath swom, nations in anger, is persecuted, and none saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall hindereth.

it come to pass; and as I have purposed, 7 The whole earth is at rest, and is so shall it stand: quiet: they break forth into singing. 25 That I will break the Assyrian in

8 Yea, the fir-trees rejoice at thee, and my land, and upon my mountains tread the cedars of Lebanon, suying, Since thou him under foot: then shall his yoke depart artlaid down, no feller is come up againstus. from off them, and bis burden depart from

9 Hell from beneath is moved for thee off their shoulders. to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up 26 This is the purpose that is purposed the dead for thee, even all the chief ones upon the whole earth : and this is the hand of the earth: it háth raised up from their that is stretched out upon all the nations. thrones all the kings of the nations. 27 For the Lord of hosts hath pur

10 All they shall speak and say unto posed, and who shall disannul it? and his thee, Art thou also become weak as we? hand is stretched out, and who shall turn Art thou become like unto us?

it back? 11 Thy pomp is brought down to the 28 In the year that king Ahaz died was grave, and the noise of thy viols: the this burden. worm is spread under thee, and the worms 29 T Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, cover thee.

because the rod of him that smote thee is 12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O broken: for out of the serpent's root shall Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall cut down to the ground, which didst be a fiery flying serpent. weaken the nations!

30 And the first-bory of the poor shall 13 For thou bast said in thine heart, I feed, and the needy shall lie down in safewill ascend into heaven, I will exalt my ty: and I will kill thy root with famine, throne above the stars of God: I will sit and he shall stay thy remnant. also upon the mount of the congregation, 31 Howl, o gate; cry, O city; thou, in the sides of the north:

whole Palestina, art dissolved: for there 14 I will ascend above the heights of shall come from the north a smoke, and the clouds; I will be like the Most High. none shall be alone in his appointed times.

15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to 32 What shall one then answer the ines. hell, to the sides of the pit.

sengers of the nation? That tbe LORD 16 They that see thee shall narrowly bath founded Zion, and the poor of his look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, people shall trust in it. Is this the man that made the earth to



night Ar of Moab is laid waste, ani ness, and destroyed the cities thereof: brougbt to silence; because in the night that opened not the house of his prisoners? Kir of Moab is laid waste, and brought to

18 All the kings of the nations, even all silence; of thein, lie in glory, every one in his own 2 He is gone up to Bajith, and to Dihouse.

bon, the high places, to weep : Moab shall 19 But thou art cast out of thy grave howl over Nebo, and over Medeba : on like an abominable branch, and as the all their heads shall be baldness, and every raiment of those that are slain, thrust beard cut off. through with a sword, that go down to the 3 In their streets they shall gird themstones of the pit; as a carcass trodden selves with sackcloth : on the tops of their under feet.

houses, and in their streets, every one shall 90 Thou shalt not be joined with them howl, weeping abundantly.

17 That made the world casual wilder. The burden of Moab. Because in the

Moab zs threatened for pride. ISAIAH. Syria and Israel threatened.

4 And Heshbon shall cry, and Elealeh ; and Elealeh: for the shouting for thy sumtheir voice shall be heard even unto Jabaz: mer fruits and for thy harvest is fallen. therefore the armed soldiers of Moab sball 10 And gladness is taken away, and cry out; his life shall be grievous unto joy out of the plentiful field; and in the him.

vineyards there shall be no singing, neither 5 My heart shall cry out for Moab; his shall there be shouting : the treaders shall fugitives shall flee unto Zoar, a heifer of tread out no wine in their presses; I bare three years old : for by the mounting up made their vintage-shouting to cease. of Luhith with weeping shall they go it 11 Wherefore my bowels shall sound up; for in the way of Horonaim they shall like a harp for Moab, and mine inward raise up a cry of destruction.

parts for Kir-haresh. 6 For the waters of Nimrim shall be 1% 1 And it shall come to pass, when desolate: for the hay is withered away, the it is seen that Moab is weary on the high grass faileth, there is no green thing. place, that he shall come to his sanctuary

7 Therefore the abundance they have to pray; but he shall not prevail. gotten, and that which they have laid up, 13 This is the word that the LORD bath shall they carry away to the brook of the spoken concerning Moab since that time. willows.

14 But now the LORD hath spoken, 8 For the cry is gone round about the saying, Within three years, as the years of borders of Moab, the howling thereof unto a hireling, and the glory of Moab shall be Eglaim, and the howling thereof unto Beer-contemned, with all that great multitude ; elim.

and the remnant shall be very small and 9 For the waters of Dimon shall be full feeble. of blood; for I will bring more upon Di

CHAP. XVII. mon, lions upon him that escapeth of Moab, Tamascus is taken away from being

. and upon the remnant of the land. CHAP. XVI.

a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap. S and prethe lamb to the ruler of the 2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they

land from Sela to the wilderness, unto shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, the mount of the daughter of Zion. and none sball make them afraid.

2 For it shall be, that, as a wandering 3 The fortress also shall cease from bird cast out of the nest, so the daughters Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damas. of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon. cus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall

3 Take counsel, execute judgment; be as the glory of the children of Israel, make thy shadow as the night in the midst saith the LORD of hosts. of the noon-day; hide the outcasts; be 4 And in that day it shall come to Wray not him that wandereth.

pass, that the glory of Jacob shall be made 4 Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, ihin, and the fatness of his flesh shall war Moab; be thou a covert to them from the lean. face of the spoiler: for the extortioner is 5 And it shall be as when the harvest. at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppres- man gathereth the corn, and reapeth the sors are consumed out of the land.

ears with his arm; and it shall be as he 5. And in mercy shall the throne be es- that gathereth ears in the valley of Retablished: and be shall sit upon it in truth pbaim. in the tabernacle of David, judging, and 6 T Yet gleaning-grapes shall be left in seeking judgment, and hasting righteous- it, as the shaking of an olive-tree, two or

three berries in the top of the uppermost 6 T We have heard of the pride of bough, four or five in the outmost fruitful Moab; he is very proud : even" of his branches thereof, saith the LORD God of haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath : Israel. but his lies shall not be so.

7 At that day shall a man look to bis 7 Therefore shall Moab howl for Moab, Maker, and bis eyes shall have respect to every one shall bowl: for the foundations the Holy One of Israel. of Kir-háreseth shall ye mourn ; surely. 8 And he shall not look to the altars, the they are stricken.

work of bis bands, neither shall respect 8 For the fields of Heshbon languish, that which his fingers have made, either and the vine of Sibmah: the lords of the the groves, or the images: heathen have broken down the principal

9° In that day shall his strong cities be plants thereof, they are come even unto as a forsaken bough, and an uppermust Jazer, they wandered through the wilder- branch, which they left because of the ness: her branches are stretched out, they children of Israel: and there shall be desoare gone over the sea.

lation. 9 T Therefore I will bewail with the 10 Because thou hast forgotten the God weeping of Jazer the vine of Sibmah: 1 of thy salvation, and bast not been mindíul will water thee with my tears, O Hesabon, of the Rock of thy strength, therefore shalt


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Ethropa to be destroyed. CHAP. XVI, XIX. The confusion of Egypte thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it the heart of Egypt shall melt in the midst with strange slips :

of it. 11 In the day shalt thou make thy plant 2 And I will set the Egyptians against to grow, and in the morning shalt thou the Egyptians: and they shall fight every make thy seed to flourish: but the harvest one against his brother, and every one shall be a heap in the day of grief and of against his neighbour ; city against city, desperate sorrow.

and kingdomn against kingdom. 12 1 Wo to the multitude of many peo 3 And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in ple, which make a noise like the noise of the midst thereof: and I will destroy the the seas; and to the rushing of nations, counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the that make a rushing like the rushing of idols, and to the charmers, and to them mighty waters !

that have familiar spirits, and to the 13 The nations shall rush like the rush-wizards. ing of many waters: but God shall rebuke 4 And the Egyptians will I give over them, and they shall flee far off, and shall into the hand of a cruel lord; and a fierce be chased as the chaff of the mountains king shall rule over them, saith the Lord, before the wind, and like a rolling thing the Lord of hosts. before the whirlwind.

5 And the waters shall fail from the sea, 14 And behold at evening-tide trouble; and the river shall be wasted and dried

up. and before the morning he is not. This is 6 And they shall turn the rivers far the portion of them that spoil us, and the away; and the brooks of defence shall be lot of them that rob us.

emptied and dried up: the reeds and CHAP. XVIII,

flags shall wither. To to the land shadowing with 7 The paper-reeds by the brooks, by

wings, which is beyond the rivers of the mouth of the brooks, and every thing Ethiopia :

sown by the brooks, shall wither, be driven 2. That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, away, and be no more, eren in vessels of bulrushes upon the wa 8°The fishers also shall mourn, and all ters, saying, Go, ye swift messengers, to they that cast angle into the brooks, shall a nation scattered and peeled, to a people lament, and they that spread nets upan terrible from their beginning hitherto; a the waters shall languish. nation meted out and trodden down, 9 Moreover they that work in fine flax, whose land the rivers have spoiled! and they that weave net-works, shall be

3 All ye inhabitants of the world, and confounded. dwellers on the earth, see ye, when be lift 10 And they shall be broken in the pureth up an ensign on the mountains; and poses wereof, all that make sluices and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear ye.

ponds for fish. 4 For so the LORD said unto me, I will 11 | Surely the princes of Zoan are take my rest, and I will consider in my fools, the counsel of the wise counsellors dwelling-place like a clear heat upon of Pharaoh is become brutish : how say herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat ye unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, of harvest.

the son of ancient kings? 5 For afore the harvest, when the bud 12 Where are they? where are thy is perfect, and the sourgrape is ripening in wise men? and let them tell thee now, the flower, he shall both cut off the sprigs and let thein know what the LORD of bosts with pruning hooks, and take away and hath purposed upon Egypt. cut down the branches.

13 The princes of Zoan are become 6 They shall be left together unto the fools, the princes of Noph are deceived ; fowls of the mountains, and to the beasts they have also seduced Egypt, even they of the earth : and the fowls shall summer that are the stay of the tribes thereof. upon them, and all the beasts of the earth 14 The Lord hath mingled a perverse shall winter upon them.

spirit the midst thereof; and they have 7 | In that time shall the present be caused Egypt to erf in every work thercot, brought unto the LORD of hosts of a people as a drunken mon staggereih in his vomit. scattered and peeled, and from a people -15 Neither shall there be any work for terrible from their beginning hitherto; a Egypt, which the head or tail, branch or nation meted out and trodden under foot, rush, may do. whose land the rivers have spoiled, to the 16 In that day shall Egypt be like unto place of the name of the LORD of hosts, women: and it shall be afraid and fear, the mount Zion.

because of the shaking of the hand of the CHAP. XIX.

LORD of hosts, which he sbaketh over it, THE burden of Egypt. Behold, the 17. And the land of Judah shall be a teru shall come into Egypt: and the idols or mention thereof shall be afraid in himself, Egypt shall be moved at his presence, and because of the counsel of the LORD OF

The calling of Egypt.

ISAIAH. The fall of Babylon foreshoan. hosts, which he hath determined against it. through; so it cometh from the desert, from

18 T In that day shall five cities in the a terrible land. land of Egypt speak the language of Ca 2 A grievous vision is declared unto me naan, and swear to the Lord of hosts; The treacherous dealer dealeth treache. one shall be called, The city of destruction. rously, and the spoiler spoileth. Go up,

19 In that day shall there be an altar to O Elam: besiege, O Media ; all the sigb. the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, ing thereof have I made to cease. anda pilarat the borderthereofto the LORD. 3 Therefore are my loins filled with

20 And it shall be for a sign and for a pain: pangs have taken hold upon me, as witness unto the LORD of hosts in the land the pangs of a woman that travaileth: 1 of Egypt: for they shall cry unto the LORD was bowed down at the hearing of it; I because of the oppressors, and he shall send was dismayed at the seeing of it. them a saviour, and a great one, and he 4 My heart panted, fearfulness affrightshall deliver them.

ed me: the night of my pleasure hath be 21 And the LORD shall be known to turned into fear unto me. Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the 5 Prepare the table, watch in the watchLord in that day, and shall do sacrifice tower, eat, drink: arise, ye princes, and and oblation; yea, they shall' vow a vow anoint the shield. unto the LORD, and perform it.

6 For thus hath the LORD said unto me, 22 And the LORD shall smite Egypt: he Go, set a watchman, let him declare what shall smite and heal it : and they shall re- he seeth. turn even to the LORD, and he shall be en 7 And he saw a chariot with a couple of treated of them, and shall heal them. horsemen, a chariot of asses, and a chariot

23 | In that day shall there be a high- of camels; and he hearkened diligenty way out of Egypt to Assyria, and the As- with much heed: syrian shall come into Egypt, and the 8 And he cried, A lion: My lord, I Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians stand continually upon the watch-tower shall serve with the Assyrians,

in the day time, and I am set in my ward 24 In that day shall Israel be the third whole nights. with Egypt and with Assyria, even a bless 9 And behold, here cometh a chariot of ing in the midst of the land:

men, with a couple of horsemen. And be 25 Whom the Lord of hosts shall bless, answered and said, Babylon is fallen, is saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and fallen; and all the graven images of her Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel gods he hath broken unto the ground. mine inheritance,

10 O my threshing, and the core of my CHAP. XX.

floor : that which I have heard of the LORD IN N the year that Tartan came unto Ash- of hosts, the God of Israel, have I declared

dod, (when Sargon the king of Assyria unto you. sent him,) and fought against Ashdod, and 11 The burden of Dumah. He calltook it;

eth to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of 2 At the same time spake the LORD by the night? Watchman, what of the night! Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, Go, and 12 The watchman said, The morning loose the sackcloth from off thy loins, and cometh, and also the night: if ye will input off thy shoe from thy foot. And he quire, inquire ye: return, come. did so, walking naked and barefoot. -13 | The burden upon Arabia. In the

3 And the LORD said, Like as my ser- forest in Arabia shall ye lodge, 0 ye travant Isaiah hath walked naked and bare- velling companies of Dedaniin. foot three years for a sign and wonder up 14 The inhabitants of the land of Tema on Egypt and upon Ethiopia ;

brought water to him that was thirsty, they 4 Soshall the king of Assyria lead away prevented with their bread him that fed. the Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethiopi 15 For they fled from the swords, from ans captives, young and old, naked and the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, barefoot, even with their buttocks unco- and from the grievousness of war. vered, to the shame of Egypt.

16 For thus hath the LORD said unto me, 5 ind they shall be afraid and ashamed Within a year, according to the years of an of Ethiopia their expectation, and of Egypt hireling, and all theglory of Kedarshall fail : their glory,

17 And the residue of the number of 6 And the inhabitant of this isle shall archers, the mighty men of the children of say, in that day, Behold, such is our ex- Kedar, shall be diminished: for the LORD pectation, whither we fee for help to be God of Israel hath spoken it. delivered from the king of Assyria: and

CHAP. XXII. how shall we escape?


VIIE burden of the valley of vision.

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ibo And ye have numbered the houses THF Tarshish; for it is laid waste, so

The invasion of Jewry. CHAP. XXIII. The overthrow of Tyre. city, a joyous city: thy slain men are not 19 And I will drive thee from thy staslain with the sword, nor dead in battle. tion, and from thy state shall he pull thee

3 All thy rulers are fled together, they down. are bound by the archers: all that are 20 1 And it shall come to pass in that found in thee are bound together, which day, that I will call my servant Eliakim bave fled from far.

the son of Hilkiah: 4 Therefore said I, Look away from 21 And I will clothe him with thy robe, me; I will weep bitterly, labour not to and strengthen him with thy girdle, and í comfort me,

because of the spoiling of the will commit thy government into his hand: daughter of my people.

and he shall be a father to the inhabitants 5 For it is a day of trouble, and of tread-of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah. ing down, and of perplexity by the Lordi 22 And the key of the house of David God of hosts in the valley of vision, break- will I lay upon his shoulder: so he shall ing down the walls, and of crying to the open, and none shall shut; and he shall mountains.

shut, and none shall open., 6 And Elam bare the quiver with cha 23 And I will fasten him as a nail in a. riots of men and horsemen, and Kir un- sure place; and he shall be for a glorious covered the shield.

throne to his father's house. 7 And it shall come to pass, that thy 24 And they shall hang upon him all choicest valleys sha}l be full of chariots, the glory of his father's house, the offand the horsemen shall set themselves in spring and the issue, all vessels of small array at the gate.

quantity, from the vessels of cups, even to 8 T And he discovered the covering of all the vessels of flagons. Judah, and thou didst look in that day to 25 In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, the armour of the house of the forest. shall the nail that is fastened in the sure

9 Ye have seen also the breaches of place be removed, and be cut down, and the city of David, that they are many : fall; and the burden that was upon it shall and ye gathered together the waters of be cut off: for the Lord hath spoken it. the lower pool


of . of Jerusalem, and the houses have ye of broken down to fortify the wall. that there is no house, no entering in: from

11 Ye made also a ditch between the the land of Chittim it is revealed to them. two walls for the water of the old pool; 2 Be still, ye inhabitants of the isle; but ye have not looked unto the maker thou whom the merchants of Zidon, that thereof, neither had respect unto him that pass over the sea, have replenished. fashioned it long ago.

3 And by great waters the seed of Si. 12 And in that day did the Lord God hor, the barvest of the river, is her reof hosts call to weeping, and to mourning, venue; and she is a mart of nations. and to baldness, and to girding with sack 4 Be thou ashamed, 0 Zidon : for the cloth :

sea hath spoken, even the strength of the 13 And behold joy and gladness, slay- sea, saying, I travail pot, nor bring forth ing oxen, and killing sheep, eating desh, children, neither do I nourish up young and drinking wine; let us eat and drink; men, nor bring up virgins. for to-morrow we shall die.

5 As at the report concerning Egypt, so 14 And it was revealed in mine ears by shall they be sorely pained at the report the Lord of hosts, Surely this iniquity of Tyre. shall not be purged from you till ye die, 6 Pass ye over to Tarshish; howl, ye saith the Lord God of hosts.

inhabitants of the isle. 15 T Thus saith the Lord God of hosts, 7 Is this your joyous city, whose antiquity Go, get thee unto this treasurer, even unto is of ancient days? her own feet shall carry Shebna, which is over the house, and say, her afar off to sojourn.

16 What hast thou here? and whom 8 Who hath taken this counsel against bast thou here, that thou hast bewed thee Tyre, the crowning city, whose merchants oui a sepulchre here, as he that heweth are princes, whose traffickers are the hobim out a sepulchre on high, and that nourable of the earth? graveth a habitation for himself in a rock? 9 The Lord of hosts hath purposed it,

17 Behold, the LORD will carry thee to stain the pride of all glory, and to bring away with a mighty captivity, and will into contempt all the honourable of the surely cover thee.

earth. 18 He will surely violently turn and toss 10 Pass through thy land as a river, O thee like a ball into a large country: there daughter of Tarshish: there is no more shalt thou die, and there the chariots of strength. thy glory shall be the shame of thy lord's 11 He stretched out his hand over the bouse,

sea, he shook the kingdoms: the LORD

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