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4 T But the LORD † sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a Job 1. 12. & mighty tempest in the sea, so that he ship was like to be brokenfreid,


g Ps. 107. 25.

+ Heb, cast

forth. + Heb. thought to be broken. h So Acts 27. 18, 19, 38. il Sam, 24. 3.

kPa. 107. 28. 1 Joel 2. 14.

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5 Then the mariners

and cried every man unto his god, and hcast forth the wares that were in the ship into the sea, to lighten it of them. But Jonah was gone down into the sides of the ship; and he lay, and was fast asleep.

6 So the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, k call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not. 7 And they said every one to his in Josh. 7. 14, fellow, Come, and let us mcast lots, that we may know for whose cause this evil is upon us. So they cast lots, and the lot fell upon Jonah.


1 Sam. 10.20,
21. & 14. 41,

Prov. 16. 33.
Acts 1. 26.

n Josh. 7. 19.

8 Then said they unto him, "Tell us, we pray thee, for whose cause 1 Sam. 14.43. this evil is upon us; What is thine occupation? and whence comest thou? what is thy country? and of what people art thou?

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9 And he said unto them, I am a Hebrew; and I fear the LORD, the God of heaven, which hath made the sea and the dry land.


10 Then were the men † exceedingly afraid, and said unto him, Why hast thou done this? For the men knew that he fled from the presence of the LORD, because he had told them.

11 T Then said they unto him, What shall we do unto thee, that the sea † may be calm unto us? for the sea twrought, and was tempestuous. 12 And he said unto them, P Take me up, and cast me forth into the sea; so shall the sea be calm unto you: for I know that for my sake this great tempest is upon you.

13 Nevertheless the men trowed hard to bring it to the land; but

they could not: for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous against them. 14 Wherefore they cried unto the LORD, and said, We beseech thee, O LORD, we beseech thee, let us not perish for this man's life, and lay not upon us innocent blood: for thou, O LORD, hast done as it pleased thee.



15 So they took up Jonah, and cast him forth into the sea: tand the sea † ceased from her raging.

16 Then the men "feared the LORD exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice unto the LORD, and made vows. 17 T Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. CHAPTER II.


1 The prayer of Jonah. 10 He is delivered from the fish.

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2 And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, band he heard me; out of the belly of || hell cried I, and thou heardest Or, out of my voice.


mine afflic


b Ps. 65. 2.

3 For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: dall Or, the thy billows and thy waves passed

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Is. 14. 9.

c Ps. 88. 6. Heb. heart.

4 Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again ftoward | (Ps. 42. 7. thy holy temple.

Ps. 31. 22. fl Kin. 8. 38.

5 The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed Ps. 69. 1. me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head.

6 I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life h from || corruption, O LORD my God.

Lam, 3, 54.

† Heb. cuttings of

h Pa. 16. 10. Or, the pit.

7 When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: iand my iPs. 18, 6. prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.

8 They that observe k lying vanities k2 Kin,11.15. forsake their own mercy.

Ps. 31. 6. Jer. 10. 8. & 16. 19.

9 But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay 1Ps. 50. 14,23. that that I have vowed. in Salvation is of the LORD.

10 T And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.

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& 116. 17, 19. Hos. 14. 2.

Heb. 13. 15, in Ps, 3. 8,

Jonah preacheth to the Ninevites. MICAH.


about 862.

He repineth at God's mercy.

Before CHRIST about 862. a ch. 1. 3.

2 Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great not this my saying, when I was yet CHRIST city, and preach unto it the preach-in my country? Therefore I afled before unto Tarshish: for I knew ing that I bid thee. 3 So Jonah arose, and went unto that thou art a bgracious God, and Nineveh, according to the word of merciful, slow to anger, and of great Ex. 34. 6. the LORD. Now Nineveh was an kindness, and repentest thee of the exceeding great city of three days' evil. journey.

+ Heb. of God: So Gen. 30. 8. Ps. 36. 6. & 80. 10.

A See Deut. 18. 22.

b Matt. 12. 41. Luke 11. 32.

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4 And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.

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3 Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for dit is better for me to die than to live.

4 T Then said the LORD, thou well to be angry?


5 So the people of Nineveh bbe-
lieved God, and proclaimed a fast, 5 So Jonah went out of the city, and
and put on sackcloth, from the great- sat on the east side of the city, and
est of them even to the least of them. there made him a booth, and sat un-
6 For word came unto the king der it in the shadow, till he might
of Nineveh, and he arose from his see what would become of the city.
throne, and he laid his robe from 6 And the LORD God prepared a
him, and covered him with sack-gourd, and made it to come up
cloth, and sat in ashes.


7 d And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his † nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water:

8 But let man and beast be covered
with sackcloth, and cry mightily
unto God: yea, let them turn every
one from his evil way, and from fthe
violence that is in their hands.

9 5 Who can tell if God will turn
and repent, and turn away from his
fierce anger, that we perish not?
10 ThAnd God saw their works,
that they turned from their evil way;
and God repented of the evil, that
he had said that he would do unto
them; and he did it not.


1 Jonah, repining at God's mercy, 4 is
reproved by the type of a gourd.

Bingly, and he was very angry.
BUT it displeased Jonah exceed
2 And he prayed unto the LORD,
and said, I pray thee, O LORD, was

over Jonah, that it might be a shadow
over his head, to deliver him from
his grief. So Jonah † was exceeding
glad of the gourd.

7 But God prepared a worm when
the morning rose the next day, and
it smote the gourd that it withered.

8 And it came to pass, when the
sun did arise, that God prepared a
vehement east wind; and the sun
beat upon the head of Jonah, that
he fainted, and wished in himself to
die, and said, "It is better for me to
die than to live.

9 And God said to Jonah, || Doest
thou well to be angry for the gourd?
And he said, I do well to be angry,
even unto death.

10 Then said the LORD, Thou hast had pity on the gourd, for the which thou hast not laboured, neither madest it grow; which † came up in a night, and perished in a night:

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11 And should not I spare Nineveh, fthat great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their_rightg Deut. 1. 39. hand and their left hand; and also h Ps. 36. 6, & much h cattle?


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d Ps. 50. 7.
Mal. 3. 5.
e Ps. 11. 4.
Jonah 2. 7.
Hab. 2. 20.

f Is. 26. 21.


2 + Hear, all ye people; hearken, O earth, and † all that therein is: and let the Lord GOD dbe witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple.


forth out of his place, and will come
down, and tread upon the hhigh CHRIST
places of the earth.

about 750.

4 And the mountains shall be
molten under him, and the valleys & Ps. 115. 3.
shall be cleft, as wax before the fire,
and as the waters that are poured
down † a steep place.

5 For the transgression of Jacob is
all this, and for the sins of the house
of Israel. What is the transgression
of Jacob? is it not Samaria? and
what are the high places of Judah?
are they not Jerusalem?

h Deut. 32.13.
& 33. 29.
Amos 4. 13.
i Judg. 5, 5.
Ps. 97. 5.
Is. 64. 1,2,3.
Amos 9. 5.
Hab. 3. 6, 10.

† Heb.
a descent.

ch. 3. 12,

6 Therefore I will make Samaria 12 Kin.19.25, 3 For, behold, f the LORD comethk as a heap of the field, and as plant

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7 And all the graven images thereof shall be beaten to pieces, and all the m hires thereof shall be burned with the fire, and all the idols thereof will o Is. 20. 2,3,4. I lay desolate: for she gathered it of the hire of a harlot, and they shall return to the hire of a harlot.


Jer. 1. 19.

Job 30, 29.
Ps. 102. 6.

+ Hob.
daughters of
the owl.
[ Or, she is
sick of her

q 2 Kin.18.13. Is. 8. 7, 8.

r2 Sam. 1 20. [That is, Dust, a Jer. 6. 23.

Or, thou that dwellest fairly. + Heb.


t Is. 20. 4. &
47. 2, 3.
Jer. 13. 22.
Nal. 3. 5.

[Or, The country of flocks. Or, A place


| Or, was grieved.

u Amos 3. 6. x 2 Kin.18.11, 17.

y 2 Sam. 8. 2. 2 Kin. 18,14, 15, 16.

¡Or, for.

That is, A lie.

s Josh. 15. 44. a Josh. 15. 44.

Or, the glory

of Israel shall b 2 Chr. 11. 7.

come, fc.

c Job 1. 20, Ia. 15.2. & 22.

about 730.

a Hos. 7. 6. b Ps. 36. 4. c Gen. 31. 29.

d Is. 5. 8.


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8 Therefore I will wail and howl, "I will go stripped and naked: PI will make a wailing like the dragons, and mourning as the fowls.

9 For her wound is incurable; for it is come unto Judah; he is come unto the gate of my people, even to Jerusalem.



10 Declare ye it not at Gath, weep ye not at all: in the house of Aphrah roll thyself in the dust. 11 Pass ye away, thou inhabitant of Saphir, having thy t shame naked: the inhabitant of || Žaanan came not forth in the mourning of || Beth-ezel; he shall receive of you his standing. 12 For the inhabitant of Maroth || waited carefully for good: but "evil came down from the LORD unto the gate of Jerusalem.

13 0 thou inhabitant of Lachish, bind the chariot to the swift beast: she is the beginning of the sin to the daughter of Zion: for the transgressions of Israel were found in thee. 14 Therefore shalt thou give presents to Moresheth-gath: the houses of Achzib shall be a lie to the kings of Israel.


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A promise of restoration.


changed the portion of my people: how hath he removed it from me! CHRIST || turning away he hath divided our fields.

5 Therefore thou shalt have none that shall k cast a cord by lot in the congregation of the LORD.

6 Prophesy ye not, say they to them that prophesy: they shall not prophesy to them, that they shall not take shame.

about 730.

Or, instead of restoring. Dout, 32. 8,


Or, Prophthey proph

Bay not as

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+ Heb. Drop, 70.

Ez. 21. 2.

7 ¶ O thou that art named The house of Jacob, is the Spirit of the LORD straitened? are these his do- 1 Is. 30. 10. ings? do not my words do good to him that walketh † uprightly?

8 Even † of late my people is risen up as an enemy: ye pull off the robe with the garment from them that pass by securely as men averse from war.

Amos 2. 12. & 7. 16. [ Or, shortened?

+ Heb.
† Heb.

+ Heb, orer against a garment.

9 The || women of my people have ye cast out from their pleasant houses; from their children have ye Or, wives, taken away my glory for ever. 10 Arise ye, and depart; for this is not your m rest: because it is "polluted, it shall destroy you, even with a sore destruction.

m Deut. 12.9. n Lev. 18. 25,


Jer. 3. 2.

|| Or, walk with the wind, and lie falsely.

o Ez. 13. 3.

11 If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie, saying, I will prophesy unto thee of wine and of strong drink; he shall even be the prophet of this people. 12T PI will surely assemble, O Ja- pck. 4. 6, 7. cob, all of thee; I will surely gather the remnant of Israel; I will_put them together as the sheep of Boz-qJer. 31. 10. rah, as the flock in the midst of their fold: they shall make great noiser Kz, 36, 37. by reason of the multitude of men. 13 The breaker is come up before them: they have broken up, and have passed through the gate, and are gone out by it; and their kings Hos. 3. 5. shall pass before them, and the Is. 52. 12. LORD on the head of them.


12. Jer, 7, 29. & 16, 6, & 47. 5. & 48. 37. d Lam, 4, 5. 1 The cruelty of the princes. 5 The false

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AND I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and ye princes of the house of Israel; a Is it not for | a Jer. 5, 4, 5. you to know judgment?

2 Who hate the good, and love the evil; who pluck off their skin from off them, and their flesh from off their bones;

3 Who also beat the flesh of my | brя. 14. 4. people, and flay their skin from off them; and they break their bones, and chop them in pieces, as for the pot, and as flesh within the caldron.


e Ez. 11, 3, 7.

Prov. 1. 28.
Is. 1. 15.
Ez. 8. 18.

4 Then d shall they cry unto the Ps. 18. 41. LORD, but he will not hear them: he will even hide his face from them at that time, as they have behaved Zech. 7. 13. themselves ill in their doings.

e Is, 56, 10, 11. Ez. 13. 10. & 22. 25.

5 ¶ Thus saith the LORD & concerning the prophets that make my peo- feh, 2. 11. ple err, that fbite with their teeth,

Matt. 7. 15.

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Before and cry, Peace; and he that putCHRIST teth not into their mouths, they even prepare war against him:


g Ex.13. 18, 19. h Ts. 8. 20, 22. Ez. 13. 23. Zech. 13. 4. † Heb.from a vision.

+ Heb. from divining.

i Amos 8. 9.

† Heb. upper lip. k Ps. 74, 0. Amos 8.. 11. 1 Is. 58. 1.

m Jer. 22. 13. n Ex. 23. 27. Hab, 2. 12. Zeph, 3. 3.

† Hab. bloods. o Is. 1. 23. Ex. 22. 12. Hoa. i 18. ch. 7.3.

p Jer. 6. 13. q Is. 48. 2. Jer. 7. 4.

Rom. 2. 17. †Heb. saying.

r Jer. 28. 18.
ch. 1. 6.
P3. 79. 1.
tch. 4. 2.

a Is. 2. 2, &e, Ez, 17, 22, 23.

b Is. 2. 4. Joel 3. 10. | Or, scythes. c Pa. 72, 7.

d1 Kin. 4. 25. Zech. 3. 10.

o Jer. 2. 11. fZech, 10. 12.

6 h Therefore night shall be unto you, that ye shall not have a vision; and it shall be dark unto you, † that ye shall not divine; and the sun shall go down over the prophets, and the day shall be dark over them. 7 Then shall the seers be ashamed, and the diviners confounded: yea, they shall all cover their flips; k for there is no answer of God.

8T But truly I am full of power by the Spirit of the LORD, and of judgment, and of might, I to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin.

9 Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of Jacob, and princes of the house of Israel, that abhor judgment, and pervert all equity. 10 They build up Zion with "blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.

11o The heads thereof judge for reward, and P the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD among us? none evil can come upon us.

12 Therefore shall Zion for your sake be ploughed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest.


1 The glory, 3 peace, 8 kingdom, 11 and victory of the church.

UT UT in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.

2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to

the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.


and the place of his nativity.

6 In that day, saith the LORD, % will I assemble her that halteth, hand I will gather her that is driven out, and her that I have afflicted;



Ea. 34. 13. & 37. 21.

g Ez. 34. 16. 7 And I will make her that halted Zeph. 3. 19 ia remnant, and her that was cast h Ps. 147. 2. far off a strong nation: and the LORD shall reign over them in mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever.

i ch. 2. 12. & 5. 3. 7, 8, & 7. 18.

24. 23.

Dan.7. 14,27. Luke 1. 33. Rev. 11. 15.

8 T And thou, O tower of || the flock, Is. 9. 6. & the strong hold of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, even the first dominion; the kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jeru- Or, Edar, salem.


9 Now why dost thou cry out aloud? is there no 'king in thee? is thy counsellor perished? for pangs have taken thee as a woman in travail.

10 Be in pain, and labour to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail: for now shalt thou go forth out of the city, and thou shalt dwell in the field, and thou shalt go even to Babylon; there shalt thou be delivered; there the LORD shall redeem thee from the hand of thine enemies.

11 T "Now also many nations are gathered against thee, that say, Let her be defiled, and let our eye "look upon Zion.

12 But they know not P the thoughts of the LORD, neither understand they his counsel: for he shall gather them as the sheaves into the floor.

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Gen. 35, 21.

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q Is. 21. 10. 13 Arise and thresh, O daughter of I8.41. 15. 16. Zion; for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt "beat in pieces Dan. 2. 44. many people: and I will consecrate their gain unto the LORD, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth.



1 The birth of Christ. 4 His kingdom. 8 His conquest.


t Is. 18. 7. & 23. 18. & 60. 6, 9.

u Zech. 4. 14. & 0.5.

id Now gather thyself in troops, O siege against us: they shall smite the judge of Israel with a rod upon Matt. 2. 6. the cheek.

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a Lam. 3. 30. Matt. 5. 39. & 27, 30.

John 7.42, c 1 Sam.23.23. d Ex. 18. 25. e Gen. 49. 10. Is. 9. 6. fFs. 90, 2. Prov. 8. 22, 23.

John 1. 1. + Heb. the days of eternity.

3 Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth: then the gch. 4. 10. remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel.

4 T And he shall stand and lifeed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God; and they shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth.

| Or, rule.

i Is. 40. 11. & 49. 10. Ez. 34. 23. ch. 7. 14. Ps. 72. 8. Is. 52. 13. Zech. 9. 10. Luko 1. 32.

Christ's kingdom and conquest.


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Before 5 And this man I shall be the peace, I what Balaam the son of Beor anCHRIST when the Assyrian shall come into swered him from Shittim unto Gil- CHRIST our land: and when he shall treadgal; that ye may know h the rightin our palaces, then shall we raise eousness of the LORD. against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men.

1 Pa. 72. 7. Is. 9. 6. Zech. 9. 10. Luke 2. 14. Eph. 2. 14. +Heb. princes of men.

† Heb. eat up. m Gen. 10, 8, 10, 11.

Or, with her own naked swords.

A Luke 1. 71. o ver. 3. p Deut. 32. 3. Ps. 72, 6. & 110.3.

| Or, goats.

q Zech, 9, 10,

rls. 2. 6.

» Zech. 13. 2. || Or, statues.

t Is. 2. 8.

Or, enemies.

u Ps. 149. 7. ver. 8.

2 Thoss. 1. 8. 2 Thess. 1. 8.

| Or, with,

a Deut. 32, 1. Ps. 50. 1, 4. Is. 1. 2.

b Hos. 12. 2. c Is. 1. 18, &

5.3,4 &43.26.

How. 4. 1.

d Jer. 2. 5, 31. e Ex. 12 51. &

14.30. & 20.2. Deut. 4, 29. Amos 2. 10. fNum. 22. 5.

6 And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of in Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he "deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders.

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7 And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people Pas a dew from the LORD, as the showers upon the grass, that tarrieth not for man, nor waiteth for the sons of men. ST And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the midst of many people, as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go through, both treadeth down, and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver.

9 Thine hand shall be lifted up upon thine adversaries, and all thine enemies shall be cut off.

10 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD, that I will cut off thy horses out of the midst of thee, and I will destroy thy chariots: 11 And I will cut off the cities of thy land, and throw down all thy strong holds:

12 And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand; and thou shalt have no more soothsayers:



13 Thy graven images also will I cut off, and thy standing images out of the midst of thee; and thou shalt tno more worship the work of thine hands.

14 And I will pluck up thy groves out of the midst of thee: so will I destroy thy | cities.

15 And I will "execute vengeance in anger and fury upon the heathen, such as they have not heard.

CHAPTER VI. 1 God's controversy for unkindness, 6 for ignorance, 10 for injustice, 16 and for idolatry.

TEAR ye now what the LORD HEAR; Vene, thou be saith; Arise, contend thou before the mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice.

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2 Hear ye, O mountains, bthe LORD'S controversy, and ye strong foundations of the earth: for the LORD hath a controversy with his people, and he will plead with Israel. 3 O my people, d what have I done unto thee? and wherein have I wearied thee? testify against me.

4 For I brought thee up out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed thee

out of the house of servants; and I & 23.7. & 2. sent before thee Moses, Aaron, and Miriam.

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8 He hath mshewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but "to do justly, and to love mercy, and to Heb. belly. walk humbly with thy God?

9 The LORD's voice crieth unto the city, and the man of wisdom shall see thy name: hear ye the rod, and who hath appointed it.

10 T Are there yet the treasures of wickedness in the house of the wicked, and the scant measure • that is abominable?

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14 5 Thou shalt eat, but not be satisfied; and thy casting down shall be in the midst of thee; and thou shalt take hold, but shalt not deliver; and that which thou deliverest will I give up to the sword.

15 Thou shalt tsow, but thou shalt not reap; thou shalt tread the olives, but thou shalt not anoint thee with oil; and sweet wine, but shalt not drink wine.

16 T For the statutes of " Omri are xkept, and all the works of the house of YAhab, and ye walk in their counsels; that I should make thee a || desolation, and the inhabitants thereof a hissing: therefore ye shall bear the bear the a reproach of my people.


—-16. Prov. 11. 1.& 20. 10, 23. ¡Or, Shall I be pure with, fc.

p Hon. 12. 7.

q Jer. 9, 3, 5, 6, 8.

x Lev. 26. 16, Ps. 107.17,18. 8 Lev. 26. 26. Hos. 4. 10.

t Deut. 28. 28, 39. 40.

Amos 5. 11. Zeph. 1. 13. Hag. 1. 6. Or, he doth much keep the, fc. u 1 Kings 16. 25, 26.

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they have gathered the summer fruits, as mer fruits, as a the grape gleanings of the vintage: there is no cluster to eat: bmy soul desired the first ripe fruit.

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Heb, gatherings of


I. 17. 6. &

24. 13,

b Is. 28. 4. Hos. 9. 10.

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