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The prophecy of Obadiah

against Edom. 12 That they may possess the remnant of 14 And I will bring again the captivity of my Edom, and of all the heathen which are called people of Israel, and they shall build the waste by my name, saith the LORD that doeth this. cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant

13 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall the ploughman shall overtake the reaper, and also make gardens, and eat the fruit of thein. the treader of grapes him that soweth seed ;l 15 And I will plant them upon their land, and and the inountains shall drop sweet wine, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land all the hills shall melt.

Iwhich I have given them, saith the LORD thy God.

I OBADIAH. The destruction of Edom, &c. jstranger; neither shouldest thou have rejoiced TVE vision of Obadiah. Thus saith the Lord over the children of Judah in the day of their

1 God concerning Edom; We have heard a destruction; neither shouldest thou have spoken ruinour from the LORD, and an ambassador is proudly in the day of distress. sent among the heathen, Arise ye, and let usl 13 Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate rise up against her in battle.

lof my people in the day of their calamity; yea, 2 Behold, I have made thee small among the thou shouldest not have looked on their affliction heathen : thou art greatly despised.

in the day of their calamity, nor have laid hands 3 The pride of thy heart hath deceived thee, on their substance in the day of their calamity : thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose 14 Neither shouldest thou have stood in the habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who cross-way, to cut off those of his that did escape: shall bring me down to the ground ?

Ineither shouldest thou have delivered up those 4 Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, undlof his that did remain in the day of distress. though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence 15 For the day of the LORD is near upon all will I bring thee down, saith the LORD the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done

5 If thieves came to thee, if robbers by night, unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine (how art thou cnt off!) would they not have own head. stolen till they had enough? if the grape-ga-| 16 For as ye have drunk upon my holy moun. therers came to thee, would they not leave some tain, 80 shall all the heathen drink continually, grapes ?

yea, they shall drink, and they shall swallow 6 Ilow are the things of Esau searched out! down, and they shall be as though they had not how are his hidden things sought up!

been. 7 All the men of thy confederacy liave brought 17 | But upon mount Zion shall be delivethee even to the border: the men that were at rance, and there shall be holiness; and the peace with thee have deceived thee, and pre-horise of Jacob shall possess their possessions. vailed against thee; they that eat thy bread! 18 And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and have laid a wound under thee: there is none the holise of Joseph a flaine, and the house of understanding in him...

Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, 8 Shall I not in that day, saith the LORD, even and devour thein ; and there shall not be any destroy the wise men out of Edom, and under-remaining of the house of Esau ; for the LORD standing out of the mount of Esau ?

hath spoken it. 9 And thy mighty men, O Teman, shall be dis-1 19 And they of the south shall possess the mayed, to the end that every one of the mount]mount of Esan; and they of the plain the Phi. of Esau inay be cut off by slaughter.

listines: and they shall possess the fields of 10 1 For thy violence against thy brother Ja-Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria : and Ben cob, shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt beljamin shall possess Gilead. cut off for ever.

20 And the captivity of this host of the chilJl In the day that thou stoodest on the otherldren of Israel shall possess that of the Canaanside, in the day that the strangers carried away ites, even unto Zarephath; and the captivity of captive his forces, and foreigners entered into Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad, shall possess his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even the cities of the south. thou wasi as one of them."

21 And saviours shall come up on mount Zion 12 But thou shouldest not have looked on the to judge the mount of Esair; and the kingdom day of thy brother in the day that he became a shall be the LORD's.


farise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will Jonah's commission to Nineveh. N OW the word of the LORD came unto Jonah 7 And they said every one to his fellow, Corne,

and let us cast lots, that we may know for 2 Arise, go to Nineveh, tha great city, and whosc cause this evil is upon us. So they cast cry against it; for their wickedness is come up lots, and the lot fell upon Jonah. before me.

8 Then said they into hini, Tell us, we pray 3 But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from thee, for whose cause this evil is upon us; the presence of the LORD, and went down to What is thine occupation ? and whence coniest Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: thou ? what is thy country ? and of what peoso he paid the fare thereof, and went down into ple art thou ? it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the pre-19 And he said unto them, I am a Hebrcw; and sence of the LORD.


I fear the LORD, the God of heaven, which hath 4 1 But the LORD sent out a great wind into made the sea and the dry land. the sca, and there was a mighty tempest in the 10 Then were the men exceedingly afraid, sca, so that the ship was like to be broken. and said unto him, Why hast thou done this?

5 Then the mariners were afraid, and cried For the men knew that he find from the preevery man unto his god, and cast forth the wares sence of the LORD, because he had told them. that were in the ship into the sea, to lighten it or| 11 Then said they unto him, What shall we them. But Jonah was gone down into the sides do unto thee, that the sea may be calni unto us of the ship; and he lay, and was fast asleep. for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous.

6.So the ship-master came to him, and said 12 And he said unto them, Take me up and unto bim, What meanest thou, Osleeper ? cast me forth into the sea ; so shall the sea be

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He preaches to the Ninevites calm unto you: for I know that for my sake the greatest of them even to the least of them. this great tempest is upon you.

1 6 For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and 13 Nevertheless the men rowed hard to bring he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe froin it to the land; but they could not: for the sea him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sal in wrought, and was tempestuous against them. ashes.

14 Wherefore they cried unto the Lord, and 7 And he caused it to be proclaimed and pubsaid. We beseech thee, O LORD, we beseech lished through Nineveh by the decree of the thee, let us not perish for this man's life, and king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man lay not upon us innocent blood: for thou, Onor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing: let LORD, hast done as il plessed thee.

them not feed, nor drink water: 15 So they took up Jonah, and cast him forth 8 But let man and beast be covered with sack Into the sea : and the sea ceased from her raging. cloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them

16 Then the men feared the LORD exceedingly, turn every one from his evil way, and from the and offered a sacrifice unto the LORD, and made violence that is in their hands. VOWS.

| 9 Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and 17 1 Now the LORD had prepared a great fish turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the not? belly of the fish three days and three nights. 10 9 And God saw their works, that they turnCHAP. II.

led from their evil way; and God repented of Jonah's prayer and deliverance. the evil that he had said that he would do unto THEN Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God them; and he did it not. 1 out of the fish's belly,

CHAP. IV. 2 And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction

Jonah repineth at God's mercy. unto the LORD, and he leard me; out of the DUT it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice. D was very angry.

3 for thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the 2 And he prayed unto the LORD, and said, I pray midst of the scas; and the floods compassed me thee, O LORD, was not this my saying, when i about: all thy billows and thy waves passed was yet in iny country? Therefore I fied be over me.

rore unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a 4 Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet gracious God, and mierciful, slow to anger, and I will look again toward thy holy temple of great kindness, and repentest thee or the evil.

5 The waters compassed nie about, even to the 3 Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech thee, soul: the depth closed me round about, the my life from me; for it is better for me to die weeds were wrapped about my head.

than to live. 6 I went down to the bottonis of the moun- 41! Then said the LORD, Doest thou well to be tains; the earth with her bars was about me angry? for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from 5 So Jonah went out of the city, and sat on corruption, O LORD my God.

Ithe east side of the city, and there made him a 7 When my soul fainted within me I remem-booth, and sat under it in the shadow, till he bered the LORD: and my prayer caine in unto might see what would become of the city. thee, into thy holy temple.

6 And the LORD God prepared a gourd, and 8 They that observe lying vanities, Porsake made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be their own mercy.

a shadow over his head, to deliver him from his 9 But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice grief. So Jonah was exceeding glad of the gourd. of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have 7 But God prepared a worm when the morning vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.

rose the next day, and it sinote the gourd that 10 11 And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it it withered. vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.

| 8 And it came to pass, when the sun did arise, CIAP. Ill.

that God prepared a vehement east wind; and The Ninevites repent.

the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he AND the word of the LORD came unto Jonah fainted, and wished in himself to die, and said, A the second time, saying,

It is better for me to die than to live. 2 Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and 9 And God said to Jonan, Doest thou well to preach unto it the preaching that I bid thee. be angry for the gourd ? And he said, I do well

3 So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, ac- to be angry, even unto death cording to the word of the Lord. Now Nine- 10 Then said the LORD, Thou hast had pity vch was an exceeding great city of three days' on the gourd, for the which thou hast not lajourney.

boured, neither madest it grow; which came up 4 And Jonah began to enter into the city a in a night, and perished in a night: day's journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty 11 And should not I spare Nineveh, that great days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown

city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand 5 1 So the people of Nineveh believed God, and persons that cannot discern between their riglit proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from hand and their left hand, and also much cattie?


fore the fire, and as the waters that are poured God's wrath against Jacob.

down a steep place. THE word of the LORD that came to Micah 5 For the transgression of Jacob is all this, 1 the Morasthite in the days of Jotham, and for the sins of the house of Israel. What is Ahaz, and lezekiah, kings of Judah, which he the transgression of Jacob? is it not Samaria? saw concerning Samaria and Jerusaleni. and what are the high places of Judah! are

2 Hear, all ye people; hearken, O earth, and they not Jerusalem ? all that therein is: and let the Lord God be wit- 6 Therefore, I will make Samaria as a heap of ness against you, the Lord from his holy teinple. the field, and as plantings of a vineyard : and I

3 For behold, the LORD cometh forih out of will pour down the stones thereof into the valhis place, and will come down, and tread upon ley, and I will discover the foundations thereof. the high places of the earth.

17 And all the graven images thereof shall be 4. And ihe mountains shall be molten under beaten to pieces, and all the hires thereof shall him, and the valleys shall be cleft, as wax bc-be burned with the fire, and all the idols thereof

they are gone CIAP. II. ...stice, 8-6.

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Micah echorteth lo mourning. CHAP. II, III, IV. The church's peace and glory will I lay desolate: for she gathered it of thel 13 The breaker is come up before them: they hire of a barlot, and they shall return to the have broken up, and have passed through the hire of a harlot.

gate, and are gone out by it; and their king 8 Therefore. I will wail and howl; I will go shall pass before them, and the LORD on the head stripped and naked : I will make a wailing like of them. the dragons, and mourning as the owls.

CHAP. II. 9 For her wound is incurable ; for it is come

The cruelty of the princcs, &c. unto Judah; he is come unto the gate of my AND I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Ja. people, even to Jerusalem.

A cob, and ye princes of the house of Israel: * 1011 Declare ye it not at Gath, weep ye not at all: Is it not for you to know judgment ? in the house of Aphrah roll thyself in the dust. | 2 Who hate the good, and love the evil; who

11 Pass ye away, thou inhabitant of Saphir, pluck off their skin from off them, and their having thy shame naked: the inhabitant of flesia from off their bones; Zaanan came not forth in the mourning of 3 Who also eat the flesh of my people, and flay Beth-ezel; he shall receive of you liis standing. their skin from off them; and they break their

12 For the inhabitant of Maroth waited care- bones, and chop them in pieces, as for the pot, fully for good: but evil came down from the and as flesh within the caldron. LORD unto the gate of Jerusalein.

4 Then shall tliey cry unto the LORD, but he 13 O thou inhabitant of Lachish, bind the cha- will not hear them: he will even hide his face riot to the swift beast : she is the beginning of from them at that time, as they have behaved the sin to the daughter of Zion: for the trans-themselves ill in their doings. gressions of Israel were found in thee.

5 | Thus saith the LORD concerning the pro14 Therefore shalt thou give presents to Mo- phets that make my people err, that bite with resheth-gath: the houses of Achzib shall be a their teeth, and cry, Peace; and lie that puttetl lie to the kings of Israel.

Inot into their mouths, they even prepare war 15 Yet will I bring an heir unto thee, O inha-lagainst him: bitant of Mareshah: he shall come unto Adul- 6 Therefore, night shall be unto you, that ye lam the glory of Israel.

shall not have a vision; and it shall be dark unto 16 Make thee bald, and poll thee for thy deli- you, that ye shall not divine; and the sun shall cate children; enlarge thy baldness as the eagle; go down over the prophets, and the day sliall be for they are gone into captivity from thee. dark over them.

7 Then shall the seers bc ashamed, and the diAgainst oppression, injustice, &c. viners confounded: yea, they shall all cover W O to them that devise iniquity, and work their lips; for there is no answer of God.

evil upon their beds' when the morning! 8 But truly I am full of power by the Spirit is light, they practise it, because it is in the pow- of the Lord, and of judgment, and of might, 10 er of their hand.

declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to 132 And they covet fields, and take them by vio-rael his sin. lenice; and houses, and take them away: so I Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house they oppress a man and his house, even a man of Jacob, and princes of the house of Israel, and his heritage.

that abhor judgment, and pervert all equity. 3 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold,l 10 They build up Zion with blood, and Jeriagainst this family do I devise an evil, from/salem with iniquity. which ye shall not remove your necks; neither 11 The licads thereof judge for reward, and shall ye go haughtily: for this time is evil. the priests thereof teach for hire, and the pro

4 1 In that day shall one take up a parable phets thereof divine for money : yet will they against you, and lament with a doleful lamenta- lean upon the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD tion, and say, We be utterly spoiled: he hath among us? none evil can come upon us. changed the portion of my people: how haih he 12 Tlierefore, shall Zion for your sake be removed it froin me! turning away he hath di- plcuglied as a field, and Jerusalem shall become vided our fields.

Theaps, and the mountain of the house as the 5 Therefore, thou shalt have none that shall high places of the forest. cast a cord by lot in the congregation of the Lord.

CHAP. IV. 6 Prophesy ye not, say they to them that pro Establishment of Christ's kingdom. pliesy: they shall not prophesy to them, that DUT in the last days it shall coine to pass, they shall not take shame.

| that tlie mountain of the house of the LORD 71 O thou that art named The house or Jacob, shall be established in the top of the mountains, is the Spirit of the Lord straitened ? are these and it shall be exalted above the hills; and peohis doings? do not my words do good to himple shall now unto it. that walketh uprightly?

1 2 And inuny nations shall come, and say, Come, 8 Even of late my people is risen up as an enemy: and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, ye pull off the robe with the garment from them and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he that pass by securely as men averse from war. will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in

9 The womncn of my people have ye cast out his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, from their nleasant houses from their childrenland the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. have ye taken away my glory for ever.

3 And he shall judge among many people, 10 Arise ye, and depart; for this is not your and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they rest: because it is polluted, it shall destroy you, shall beat their swords into plough-shares, and even with a sore destruction.

their spcars into pruning-bonks: nation shall 11 If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood not lint up a sword against nation, neither shall do lie, saying, I will prophesy into thee of wine they learn war any more. and of strong drink; he shall even be the pro- 4 But they shall sit every man under his vine phet of this people.

land under his fig tree; and none shall make them 12 I will surely assemble, O Jacob, all of afraid: for the inouth of the LORD of hosts hath thee; I will surely gather the remnant of Is-spoken it. rael: I will put them together as the sheep of 5 For all people will walk cvery one in the name Bozrah, as the flock in the midst of their sold:or his god, and we will walk in the name of the they shall niake great noise by reason of the LORD Our God for ever and ever. multitude of men.

6 In that day, saith the LORD, will I assemble The victory of the church.


Injustice and idolatry of Isrce . her that halteth, and I will gather her that is 13 Thy graven images also will I cut off, and driven out, and her that I have afflicted; thy standing images out of the midst of thee;

7 And I will make her that halted a remnant, and thou shalt no more worship the work of the and her that was cast far off a strong nation : hands. and the LORD shall reign over them in mount 14 And I will pluck up thy groves out of the Zion from henceforth, even for ever.

midst of thee: so will I destroy thy cities. 8 T And thou, O tower of the flock, the strong! 15 And I will execute vengeance in anger and fnhold of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it ry upon the heathen, such as they have not heard. come, even the first dominion ; the kingdom

CHAP. VI. shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem.

God's controversy with Israel. 9 Now, why dost thou cry out aloud ? is there UEAR ye now what the LORD saith ; Arise. no king in thee? is thy counsellor perished ! for 1 contend thou before the mountains, and let pangs have taken thee as a woman in travail. Ithe hills hear thy voice.

10 Be in pain, and labour to bring forth, 0 2 Hear ye, O mountains, the LORD's controverdaughter of Zion, like a woman in travail : for sy, and ye strong foundations of the earth : for now shalt thou go forth out of the city, and thou the LORD hath a controversy with his people. shalt dwell in the field, and thou shalt go even to and he will plead with Israel. Babylon: there shalt thou be delivered; there 3 O my people, what have I done unto thee! the LORD shall redeem thoe from the hand of and wherein have I wearied thee? testify thine enemies.

against me. 11 1 Now also many nations are gathered 4 For I brought thee up out of the land of Egypt, against thee, that say, 'Let her be defiled, and and redeemed thee out of the house of servants; let our eye look upon Zion.

land Isert before thee Moses, Aaron, and Miriak. 19 But they know not the thoughts of the LORD, 5 O my people, remen ber now what Balak king neither understand they his counsel: for he shall of Moab consulted, and what Balaam the son of cather them as the sheaves into the floor. Beor answered him from Shittim unto Gugal;

13 Arise and thresh, o daughter of Zion: for 1 that yemay know the righteousness of the LORD. will make thy horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs 6 1 Wherewith shall I come before the LORD, brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people: and bow inyself before the high God I shall i andIwillconsecrate their gain unto the LORD, and come before him with burnt-offerings, with their substance unto the LORD of the whole earth. calves of a year old ? CIIAP. V.

7 Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of The birth of Christ foretold.

Irams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? N OW gather thyself in troops, O daughter of shall I give my first-born for my transgression,

W troops : he hath laid siege against us: they the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul! shall smite the Judge of Israel with a rod upon 8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good : the cheek.

and what doth the LORD require of thee, but 2 But thou, Beth-leliem Ephratah, though thou to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out humbly with thy God? of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be 9 The LORD's voice crieth unto the city, and Ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been the man of wisdom shall see thy name: hear ye front of old, from everlasting.

Ithe rod, and who hath appointed it. 3 Therefore, will he give them up, until the 10 1 Are there yet the treasures of wickedness time that she which travaileth hath brought in the house of the wicked, and the scant meaforth: then the remnant of his brethren shall sure that is abominable? return unto the children of Israel.

11 Shall I count them pure with the wicked 4 1 And he shall stand and feed in the strength balances, and with thc bag of deceitful weights! or the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the 12 For the rich men thereof are full of violence, LORD his God; and they shall abide: for now and the inhabitants thereof lave spoken lies shall he be great unto the ends of the earth and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

5 And this man shall be the peace, when thel 13 Therefore, also will I niake thee sick in smi Assyrian shall come into our land : and when ting tlice, in niaking thee desolate because of thy he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise jsins. against him seven sliepherds, and eight princi- 14 Thou shalt eat, but not be satisfied; and thy pal men.

casting down shall be in the midst of thee; and 6 And they shall waste the land of Assyria thou shalt take hold, but shalt not deliver; and with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the that which thou deliverest will I give up to the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver us from sword. the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, 15 Thou shalt sow, but thou shalt not reap; and when he treadeth within our borders. thou shalt tread the olives, but thou shalt not

7 And the reinnant of Jacob shall be in the anoint thee with oil; and sweet wine, but shalt midst of many people as a dew from the LORD, not drink wine. as the showers upon the grass, that tarrieth not 6 For the statutes of Omri are kept, and al for man, nor waiteth for the sons of men. , the works of the house of Ahab, and ye walk in 81 And the remnant of Jacob shall be among their counsels; that I should make thee a desu the Gentilcs in the midst of many people as a lation, and the inhabitants thereof a laissing: lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young thercfore ye shall bear the reproachof my people. bion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go

CHAP. VII. dirough, both treadeth down, and teareth in

The complaint of the church... pieces, and none can deliver.

IWO isme! for I am as when they have gather9 Thy hand shall be listed up upon thine adver- VV ed the summer fruits, as the grape-gleansaries, and all thine enemies shall be cut ofr. lings of the vintage: there is no cluster to eat:

10. And it shall come to pass in that day, saith my soul desired the first ripe fruit. the LORD, that I will cut off thy horses out of the 2 The good mun is perished out of the earth: pidst of thee, and I will destroy thy chariots: and there is none upright among men: they all

1 And I will cut off the cities of thy land, and lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his throw down all thy strong holds :

10 and I will cut off witchcrafts out of thy 3 1 That they may do evil with both hands hand, and thou shalt have no more sooth-sayers: earnestly, the prince asketh, and the judge asketh

itchcrafts out of the brother with a net.“; they hunt every ,

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The church confideth in God.


God comforteth the church for a reward : and the great man, he uttereth hisi 12 In that day also he shall come even to thee mischievous desire: so they wrap it up. from Assyria, and from the fortified cities, and

4 The best of them is as a brier: the most upright from the fortress even to the river, and from sea is sharper than a thorn-hedge: the day of thy to sea, and from mountain to mountain. watchnien and thy visitation cometh; now shall 13 Notwithstanding, the land shall be desolate be their perplexity.

because of them that dwell therein, for the fruit 51 Trust ye noi in a friend, put ye not confi- of their doings. dence in a guide : keep the doors of thy mouth 14 li Feed thy people with thy rod, the flock of from her that lieth in ihy bosom.

thy heritage, which dwell solitarily in the wood, 6 For the son dishonoureth the father, the in the midst of Carmel: let them feed in Bashan daughter riscth up against her mother, the daugh- and Gilead, as in the days of old. ter-in-law against her mother-in-law; a man's 15 According to the days of thy coming out of enemies are the inen of his own house.

the land of Egypt will I shew unto him marvel7 Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will lous things. wait for the God of my salvation; my God will 16 11 The nations shall see and be confounded hear me.

at all their miglit: they shall lay their hand upon 8 9 Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: thcir mouth, their ears shall be deas. when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, 17 They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they the Lord shall be a light unto me.

shall move out of their holes like worms of the 91 will bear the indignation of the LORD, be-carth: they shall be afraid of the LORD our God, cause I have sinned against him, until he plead and shall fear because of thee. my cause, and execute judgment for me: he will 18 Who is a God like unto thee, that pardonbring ine forth to the light, and I shall behold his eth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of righteousness.

the reminant of his heritage ? he retaineth not his jo Then she that is mine enemy shall see it, anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy. and shame shall cover her which said unto mc,l 19 We will turn again, he will have compassion Where is the LORD thy God? mine eyes shall upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou behold her: now shall slic be trodden down as wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea. the mirc of the streets.

20 Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, and II In the day that thy walls are to be built, in the mercy to Abraham, which thou hast sworn that day shall the decree be far removed. Tunto our fathers from the days of old.


| 15 Behold upon the mountains the feet or hiin The majesty of God, &c.

that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace! NIUE burden of Nineveh. The book of the O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy 1 vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.

vows: for the wicked shall no more pass through . God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the th:ee: he is utterly cut ott. LORD revengeth, and is furious ; the LORD will

CHAP. II. lake vengeance on his adversaries, and he re

God's armies against Nineveh. serveth wrath for his enemies.

TE that dasheth in pieces is come up before 3 The Lord is slow to anger, and great in pow 1 thy face: keep the munition, watch the way, er, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the make thy loins strong, fortify thy power mightily. Lord hath his way in the whirlwind and in the 2 For the Lord bath turned away the excellenstorm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet. cy of Jacob, as the excellency of Israel: for the

4 le rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and emptiers have emptied them out, and niarred their drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and vine-branches. Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth. 3 The shield of liis mighty men is made red, the

5 The mountains quake at him, and the hills valiant men are in scarlet : the chariots shall be melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, with flaming torches in the day of his preparathe world, and all that dwell therein.

tion, and the fir-trees shall be terribly sliaken. 6 Who can stand before his indignation ? and 4 The chariots shall rage in the streets, they who can abide in the fierceness of his anger ? shalljustle one against another in the broad ways: his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are they shall seem like torches, they sliall run like thrown down by him.

the lightnings. i The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day or 5 Heshall recount his worthies: they shall stumtrouble: and he knoweth thein that trust in him.ble in their walk; they shall make haste to the

8 But, with an overrunning flood he will make wall thercof, and the defence shall be prepared. an litter end of the place thereof, and darkness 6 The gates of the rivers shall be opened, and shall pursue his enemies.

the palace shall be dissolved. 9 What do ye imagine against the LORD! hel 7 And Huzzab shall be led away captive, she will make an utter end : affliction shall not rise shall be brought up, and her maids shall lead her up the second time.

las with the voice of doves, tabering upon their ic For while they be folden together as thorns, breasts. and while they are drunken as drunkards, they| 8 But Nineveh is of old like a pool of water: shall be devoured as stubble fully dry.

yet they shall flee away. Stand, stand, shall they 11 There is one come out of thee, that imagin-cry; but none shall look back. eth evil against the LORD, a wicked counsellor. | 9 Take ye the spoil of silver, take the spoil of

12 Thus saith the LORD; Though they be quiet, gold : for there is none end of the store and gloand likewise many, yet thus shall they be cutry out of all the pleasant furniture. down, when he shall pass through. Though I 10 She is empty, and void, and waste : and the have afflicted thee, I will afflict thee no more. heart melteth, and the knees smite together, and

13 For now will I break his yoke from off thee, much pain is in all loins, and the faces of them and will burst thy bonds in sunder.

all gather blackness. 14 And the LORD hath given a commandment 11 Where is the dwelling of the lions, and the concerning thee, that no more of thy name be feeding-place of the young lions, where the lion, sown: out of the house of thy gods wiil I cut off even the old lion, walked, and the lion's wbelp, the graven image and the molten image: I will and none made them afraid ? make thy grave; for thou art vile.

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