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Christ's coming prophesied. CHAP. II.

Isaiah exhorts to fear. yea, when ye make many prayers, I will of the LORD, to the house of the God of not hear: your hands are full of blood. Jacob; and he will teach us of his

ways, 16 1 Wash you, make you clean: put and we will walk in his paths: for out of away the evil of your doings from before Zion shall go forth the law, and the word mine eyes ; cease to do evil;

of the Lord from Jerusalem. 17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, 4 And he shall judge among the nations, relieve the oppressed, judge the father- and shall rebuke many people : and they less, plead for the widow.

shall beat their swords into plough-shares, 18 Come now, and let us reason toge- and their spears into pruning books: na ther, saith the Lord: though your sins be tion shall not lift up sword against nation, as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; neither shall they learn war any more. though they be red like crimson, they shall 5 O house of Jacob, come ye, and let be as wool.

us walk in the light of the LORD. 19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye 6 T Therefore thou hast forsaken thy shall eat the good of the land:

people the house of Jacob, because they 20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be replenished from the east, and are soothbe devoured with the sword: for the mouth sayers like the Philistines, and they please of the Lord hath spoken it.

themselves in the children of strangers. 21 [ How is the faithful city become 7 Their land also is full of silver and a harlot! it was full of judgment; right- gold, neither is there any end of their treaeousness lodged in it; but now murderers. sures; their land is also full of horses, nei

22 Thy silver is become dross, thy ther is there any end of their chariots : wine mixed with water:

8 Their land also is full of idols; they 23 Thy princes are rebellious, and com- worship the work of their own hands, that panions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, which their own fingers have made: and followeth after rewards: they judge 9 And the mean man boweth down, and not the fatherless, neither doth the cause the great man hurnbleth himself: thereof the widow come unto them.

fore forgive them not. 24 Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD 10 | Enter into the rock, and hide thee of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I in the dust, for fear of the Lord, and for will ease me of mine adversaries, and the glory of his majesty. avenge me of mine enemies:

ii The lofty looks of man shall be 25 | And I will turn my hand upon humbled and the haughtiness of men shall thee, and purely purge away thy dross, be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall and take away all thy tin :

be exalted in that day. 26 And I will restore thy judges as at 12 For the day of the LORD of hosts the first, and thy counsellors as at the be- shall be upon every one that is proud and ginning: afterward thou shalt be called, lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; The city of righteousness, the faithful city and he shall be brought low:

27 Zion shall be redeemed with judg 13 And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, ment, and her converts with righteousness. that are high and lifted up, and upon all

28 | And the destruction of the trans- the oaks of Bashan, gressors and of the sinners shall be toge 14 And upon all the high mountains, ther, and they that forsake the LORD shall and upon all the hills that are lifted up, be consumed.

15 And upon every, high tower, and 29 For they shall be ashamed of the upon every fenced wall,, oaks which have desired, and ye

shall 16 And upon all the ships of Tarshish, be confounded for the gardens that ye and upon all pleasant pictures. have chosen.

17 And the loftiness of man shall be 30 For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf bowed down, and the haughtiness of men fadeth, and as a garden that hath no water. shall be made low: and the LORD alone

31 And the strong shall be as tow, and shall be exalted in that day. the maker of it as a spark, and they shall 18 And the idols he shall utterly abolish. both burn together, and none shall quench 19 And they shall go into the holes of them.

the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, CHAP. II.

for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of THE word that Isaiah the son of Amoz his majesty, when he ariseth to shake

2 And it shall come to pass in the last 20 In that day a man shall cast his idols days, that the mountain of the Lord's of silver, and his idols of gold, which they house shall be established in the top of the made each one for bimself to worship, to mountains, and shall be exalted above the the moles and to the bats; hills; and all nations shall Aow unto it. 21 To go into the clefts of the rocks,

3 And many people shall go and say, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his

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The impudence of the people. ISAIAII. Christ's kingdom a sanctuary. majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly ton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, the earth.

and making a tinkling with their feet : 22 Cease ye from man, whose breath is 17 Therefore the LORD will smite with in his nostrils : for wherein is he to be ac- a scab the crown of the head of the daughcounted of?

ters of Zion, and the LORD will discover CHAP, UL.

their secret parts. YOR behold, the Lord, the Lord of. 18 In that day the LORD will take away

the and from Judah the stay and the staff, the about their feet, and their cauls, and their whole stay of bread, and the whole stay round tires like the moon, of water,

19 The chains, and the bracelets, and 2 The mighty man, and the man of war, the mufflers, the judge, and the prophet, and the pru 20 The bonnets, and the ornaments of : dent, and the ancient,

the legs, and the head-bands, and the 3 The capiain of fifty, and the honour- tablets, and the ear-rings, able man, and the counsellor, and the cun 21 The rings, and nose-jewels, ning artificer, and the eloquent orator.ro 22 The changeable suits of apparel,

4 And I will give children to be their and the mantles, and the wimples, and the princes, and babes shall rule over them. crisping-pins,

5 And the people shall be oppressed, 23 The glasses, and the fine linen, and every one by another, and every one by the hoods, and the vails. his neighbour: the child shall behave him 24 And it shall come to pass, that inself proudly against the ancient, and the stead of sweet smell there shall be stink; base against the honourable.

and instead of a girdle a rent; and in6 When a man shall take hold of his stead of well set hair baldness, and inbrother of the house of his father, saying, stead of a stomacher a girding of sackThou hast clothing, be thou our ruter, and cloth: and burning instead of beauty. let this ruin be under thy hand:

25 Thy men shall fall by the sword, and 7 In that day shall he swear, saying, I thy mighty in the war. will not be a healer; for in my house is 26 And her gates shall lament and 'neither bread nor clothing : make me not mourn; and she, being desolate, shall sit a ruler of the people.

upon the ground. 8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is

CHAP. IV. and their

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will eat our own bread, and wear our own 9 The shew of their countenance apparel : only let us be called by thy doth witness against them ; and they de- name, to take away our reproach. clare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. 2 In that day shall the branch of the Wo unto their soul! for they have rewarded LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the evil unto themselves.

fruit of the earth shall be excellent and 10 Say ye to the righteous, that it shall comely for them that are escaped of Israel. be well with him: for they shall eat the 3 And it shall come to pass, that he that fruit of their doings.

is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Je11 Wo unto the wicked! it shall be ill rusalem, shall be called holy, even every with him: for the reward of his hands shall one that is written among the living in Je. be given him.

rusalem: 12 | As for my people, children are 4 When the Lord shall have washed their oppressors, and women rule over away the filth of the daughters of Zion, them. O my people, they which lead thee and shall have purged the blood of Jecause thee to err, and destroy the way of rusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit thy paths.

of judgment, and by the spirit of burn13 The LORD standeth up to plead, and ing. standeth to judge the people.

5 And the LORD will create upon every 14 The LORD will enter into judgment dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon with the ancients of his people, and the her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, princes thereof : for ye have eaten up the and the shining of a flaming fire by night: vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your for upon all the glory shall be a defence. houses.

6 And there shall be a tabernacle for a 15 What mean ye that ye beat my peo- shadow in the day time from the heat, and ple to pieces, and grind the faces of the for a place of refuge, and for a covert poor? saith the Lord God of hosts. from storm and from rain, 16 | Moreover the Lord saith, Because

CHAP. V. the daughters of Zion are haughty, and VOW will I sing to my well-belored a walk with stretched forth necks and wan song of my beloved touching his

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God's judgment on covetousness. CHAP. VI. God's judgment on injustice. vineyard. My well-beloved hath a vine-led in judgment, and God that is holy shall yard in a very fruitful bill:

be sanctified in righteousness. 2 And he fenced it, and gathered out 17 Then shall the lambs feed after the stones thereof, and planted it with the their manner, and the waste places of the

choicest vine, and built a tower in the fat ones shall strangers eat. • midst of it, and also made a wine-press 18 Wo unto them that draw iniquity

therein: and he looked that it should bring with cords of vanity, and sin‘as it were forth grapes, and it brought forth wild with a cart-rope: grapes.

19 That say, Let him make speed, and 3 And now, O inhabitants of Jerusa- hasten his work, that we may see it: and lem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel you, betwixt me and my vineyard. draw nigh and come, that we may know it!

4 What could have been done more to 20 T Wo unto them that call evil good, my vineyard, that I have not done in it? and good evil; that put darkness for light, wherefore, when I looked that it should and light for darkness; that put bitter for bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild sweet, and sweet for bitter!

21 Wo unto them that are wise in their 5 And now go to; I will tell you what own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! I will do to my vineyard : I will take 22 Wo unto them that are mighty to away the hedge thereof, and it shall be drink wine, and men of strength to mingle eaten up ; ond break down the wall there- strong drink : of, and it shall be trodden down :

23 Which justify the wicked for reward, 6 And I will lay it waste : it shall not and take away, the righteousness of the be pruned, nor digged; but there shall righteous from him ! come up briers and thorns: I will also 24 Therefore as the fire dévoureth the command the clouds that they rain no rain stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaif,

so their root shall be as rottenness, and 7 For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts their blossom shall go up as dust : because is the house of Israel, and the men of Ju- they have cast away the law of the LORD dah his pleasant plant: and he looked for of hosts, and despised the word of the judgment, but behold oppression ; for Holy One of Israel. righteousness, but behold a cry.

25 Therefore is the anger of the LORD 8 4 Wo unto them that join house to kindled against his people, and he hath house, that lay field to field, till there be stretched forth his hand against them, and no place, that they may be placed alone hath smitten them : and the hills did tremin the midst of the earth!

ble, and their carcasses were torn in the 9 In mine ears,said the Lord of hosts, midst of the streets. For all this his anger Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, is not turned away, but his hand is stretcheven great and fair, without inhabitant. ed out still.

10 Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield 26 | And he will lift up an ensign to one bath, and the seed of a homer shall the nations from far, and will hiss unto yield an ephah.

them from the end of the earth; and be. 11 9 Wo unto them that rise up early hold, they shall come with speed swiftly : in the morning, that they may follow strong 27 None shall be weary nor stumble drink; that continue until night, till wine among them; none shall slumbernor sleep; inflame them!

neither shall the girdle of their loins be 12 And the harp, and the viol, the ta- loosed, nor the latchet of their shoes be bret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: broken: but they regard not the work of the LORD, 28 Whose arrows are sharp, and all neither consider the operation of his their bows bent, their horses' hoofs shall be hands.

counted like flint, and their wheels like a 13 T Therefore my people are gone into whirlwind. captivity, because they have no knowledge: 29 Their roaring shall be like a lion, and their honourable men are famished, they shall roar like young lions: yea, they and their multitude dried up with thirst. shall roar, and lay hold of the prey, and

14 Therefore hell hath enlarged her- shall carry it away safe, and none shall self, and opened her mouth without mea- deliver it. sure: and their glory, and their multitude, 30 And in that day they shall roar and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall against them like the roaring of the sea : descend into it.

and if one look unto the land, behold, 15 And the mean man shall be brought darkness and sorrow, and the light is down, and the mighty man shall be hum- darkened in the heavens thereof. bled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be

CHAP. VI. bumbled:

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ISAIAH. Ahaz comfortedChrist promised. high and lifted up, and his train filled thel, 4 And say unto him, Take heed, and temple.

be quiet; fear not, neither be faint-heart2 Above it stood the seraphims : cached for the two tails of these smoking fireone had six wings; with twain be cover- brands, for the fierce anger of Rezin with ed his face, and with twain he covered his Syria, and of the son.of Remaliah. feet, and with twain he did fly.

5 Because Syria, Ephra!m, and the son 3 And one cried unto another, and said, of Remaliah, have taken evil counsel Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts : against thee, saying, the whole earth is full of his glory. 6 Let us go up against Judah, and vex

4 And the posts of the door moved at it, and let us make a breach therein for us, the voice of bim that cried, and the house and set a king in the midst of it, even the was filled with smoke.

son of Tabeal : 5 | Then said I, Wo is me! for I am 7 Thus saith the Lord God, It shall not undone; because I am a man of unclean stand, neither shall it come to pass. Jips, and I dwell in the midst of a people 8 For the head of Syria is Damascus, of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen and the head of Damascus is Rezin: and the King, the Lord of hosts.

within threescore and five years shall 6 Then flew one of the seraphims unto Ephraim be broken, that it be not a people. me, having a live coal in his hand, which he *9 And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, had taken with the tongs from off the altar: and the head of Samaria is Remaliah's son.

7 And he laid it upon my mouth, and If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and be established. thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin 10 T Moreover, the LORD spake again purged.

unto Ahaz, saying, 8 Also I heard the voice of the LORD, 11 Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God; saying, Whom shall I send, and who will ask it either in the depth, or in the height go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. above.

9 1 And he said, Go, and tell this peo 12 But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither ple, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; will I tempt the LORD. and see ye indeed, but perceive not. 13 And he said, Hear ye now, .O house

10 Make the heart of this people fat, of David; Is it a small thing for you to and make their ears heavy, and shut their weary men, but will ye weary my God eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and also ? bear with their ears, and understand with 14 Therefore the Lord himself shall their heart, and convert, and be healed. , give you a sign ; Behold, a virgin shall

11 Then said I, Lord, how long? And conceive, and bear a son, and shall call he answered, Until the cities be wasted his name Immanuel. without inhabitant, and the houses without 15 Butter and honey shall he eat, that man, and the land be utterly desolate. he máy know to refuse the evil, and choose

12 And the Lord have removed men the good. far away, and there be a great forsaking in 16 For before the child shall know to the midst of the land.

refuse the evil, and choose the good, the 13 | But yet in it shall be a tenth, and land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a of both her kings. teil-tree, and as an oak whose substance 17 T The LORD shall bring upon thee, is in them, when they cast their leaves : so and upon thy people, and upon thy father's the holy seed shall be the substance thereof. house, days that have not come, from the CHAP. VII.

day that Ephraim departed from Judah; ND it came to pass in the days of even the king of Assyria.

18 And it shall come to pass in that day, Uz.zjah, king of Judah, that Rezin the that the Lord shall hiss for the fly that is king of Syria, and Pekah the son of Res in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt, maliah, king of Israel, went up toward and forthe bee that is in the land of Assyria. Jerusalem to war against it, but could not 19 And they shall come, and shall rest prevail against it.

all of them in the desolate valleys, and in 2 And it was told the house of David, the holes of the rocks, and upon all thorns, saying, Syria is confederate with Ephraim. and upon all busbes. And his heart was moved, and the heart of 20 In the same day shall the LORD shave his people, as the trees of the wood are with a razor that is hired, namely, by them moved with the wind.

beyond the river, by the king of Assyria, 3 Then said the LORD unto Isaiah, Go the head, and the hair of the feet: and it forth now to meet Abaz, thou, and Shear-shall also consume the beard. jashub thy son, at the end of the conduit 21 And it shall come to pass in that day, of the upper pool in the highway of the that a man shall nourish a young cow, and fuller's field;

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Syria, Israel, &c. threatened. CHAP. VIII, IX. Christ's birth und kingdom.

22 And it shall come to pass, for the 13 Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself, abundance of milk that they shall give that and let him be your fear, and let him be he shall eat butter: for butter and honey your dread. shall every one eat that is left in the land. 14 And he shall be for a sarctuary; but

23 And it shall come to pass in that day, for a stone of stumbling and br a rock of that every place shall be, where there were offence to both the houses of Israel, for a a thousand vines at a thousand silverlings, gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of it shall even be for briers and thorns. Jerusalem.

24 With arrows and with bows shall 15 And many among them shall stummen come thither; because all the land ble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, shall become briers and thorns.

and be taken. 25 And on all hills that shall be digged 16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law with the mattock, there shall not come among my disciples. thither the fear of briers and thorns : but 17 And I will wait upon the Lord, that it shall be for the sending forth of oxen, hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and for the treading of lesser cattle. and I will look for him. CHAP. VIII.

18 Behold, I and the children whom COREOVER, the Lord said unto me, the LORD hath given me are fr sgns and in it with a man's pen concerning Maher-hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion. shalal-hash-baz.

19 | And when they shall say unto you, 2 And I took unto me faithful witnesses Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechari- and unto wizards that peep, and that ah the son of Jeberechiah.

mutter: should not a people seek unto 3 And I went unto the prophetess; and their God? for the living to the dead? she conceived, and bare a son. Then said 20 To the law and to the testimony if the LORD to me, Call his name Maher- they speak not according to this vord, it shalal-hash-baz.

is because there is no light in them 4 For before the child shall have know 21 And they shall pass through t, hardledge to cry, My father, and my mother, ly bestead and hungry: and it shall come the riches of Damascus and the spoil of to pass, that when they shall be hungry, Samaria shall be taken away before the they shall fret themselves, and cuise their king of Assyria.

king and their God, and look upward. 5 T The LORD spake also unto me 22 And they shall look unto the earth; again, saying,

and behold trouble and darkness, dimness 6 Forasmuch as this people refuseth of anguish ; and they shall be driven to the waters of Shiloah that go softly, and re- darkness. joice in ;

CHAP. IX. içe Now therefore, behold, the LORD NENE Be such as was in her vexation, bringeth up upon them the waters of the river, strong and many, even the king of when at the first he lightly afflicted the land Assyria, and all his glory: and he shall of Zebulun, and the land of Naphtali, and come up over all his channels, and go over afterward did more grievously afflict her all his banks:

by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in 8 And he shall pass through Judah; be Galilee of the nations. shall overflow and go over, he shall reach 2 The people that walked in darkness even to the neck; and the stretching out have seen a great light: they that dwell of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy in the land of the shadow of death, upon land, O Immanuel.

them hath the light'shined. 9 T Associate yourselves, O ye people, 3 Thou hast multiplied the nation, and and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give not increased the joy: they joy before thee ear, all ye of farcountries: gird yourselves, according to the joy in harvest, and as and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird your- men rejoice when they divide the spoil. selves, and ye shall be broken in pieces. 4 For thou hast broken the yoke of his

10 Take counsel together, and it shall burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the come to nought; speak the word, and it rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Mishall not stand : for God is with us. dian.

11 T For the LORD spake thus to me 5 For every battle of the warrior is with with a strong hand, and instructed me confused noise, and garments rolled in that I should not walk in the way of this blood; but this shall be with burning and people, saying,

fuel of fire. 12 Say ye not, A confederacy, to all.6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a them to whom this people shall say, A con- son is given : and the government shall be federacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor upon his shoulder:

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