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Purgation for Jerusalem.
ZECHARIAH, XIII, XIV. governors of Judah like an hearth B. C. 518. of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left and Jerusalem shall be in
habited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem.
7 The LORD also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David, and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do e Is.54.17. not magnify themselves against Judah.
8 In that day shall the LORD de-
9 And it shall come to pass in
11 In that day shall there be a k great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.
12 And the land shall mourn, 5 every family apart; the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan m apart, and their wives apart;
13 The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of 6 Shimei apart, and their wives apart;
14 All the families that remain, every family apart, and their wives apart. n
d Jno. 17.21
CHAPTER XIII. 1 The fountain of purgation for Jerusalem 2 from idolatry, and false prophesy: The death of Christ,etc. N that day there shall be a a
10 And f I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace, g and of supplications; h and they shall look upon me whom
they have pierced, and they shall 6 or, Simeon, in all the land, saith the LORD, two
8 And it shall come to pass, that
mourn i for him, as one mourneth
parts therein shall be cut off, and
e De. 13.6,9.
2 garment of
David and to the inhabitants of Jeru-
3 And it shall come to pass, that
h Mat. 26.31.
The coming of Christ.
when any shall yet prophesy, then his father and his mother that begat him shall say unto him, Thou shalt not live; for thou speakest lies in the name of the LORD: and his father and his mother that begat him shall e thrust him through when he prophesieth.
4 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets shall be ashamed every f one of his vision, when he hath prophesied; neither shall they wear a 2 rough garment to 3 deceive:
5 But he shall say, I am no prophet. I am an husbandman; for man taught me to keep cattle from my youth.
6 Aud one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.
7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is ny g fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite h the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little
The plague of
move toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
5 And ye shall flee to the valley of 1 the mountains; 2 for the val-2 or, when ley of the mountains shall reach he shall touch the unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ve fled from before the earthquake valley of the moun
in the days of Uzziah, king of Judah and c the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee. 6 And it shall come to pass in that day, that 3 the light shall not be clear, nor 5 dark:
7 But 6 it shall be one day, which shall be known to the LORD, not cay, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.
8 And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Je
rusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.
the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and f his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.
14 And 11 Judah also shall fight 12 at Jerusalem; and the wealth tains to the 9 of all the heathen round about shall be gathered together, gold, and silver, and apparel, in great abundance.
9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD,and his name one. 10 All the land shall be turned as a plain, from Geba to Rimmon, south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her place, from Benjamin's gate unto the place of the first gate, unto the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananeel unto the king's winepresses.
or, the day
shall be one.
or,thou also O Judah. 12 or against. g Eze.39.10,
14 or, sin.
15 or, bridles.
15 And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in these tents, as this plague.
19 This shall be the 14 punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the LORD of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite o in the house p of the LORD of hosts.
16 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go h up from year LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast to year to worship the King, the
of tabernacles. i
17 And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.
18 And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, 13 that have no l rain; there shall be the plague
wherewith the LORD will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
B. C. 397. 3 And I hated Esau, and laid e 1 Malachi complaineth of Israel's his mountains and his heritage unkindness, 6 of their irreligious-1 by the hand waste for the dragons of the wil ness, 12 and profaneness. of. derness.
HE burden of the word of the
2 I have loved a you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved as? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith the LORD: yet c Je.49.17,18. they shall call them, The border of loved Jacob, b
4 Whereas Edom saith, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places; thus saith the LORD of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; and
wickedness, and,The people against
He reproveth the priests.
whom the LORD hath indignation
5 And your eyes shall see, and ye shall say, The LORD will be magnified from 2 the border of Israel. 6A son honoureth his father, e ch.3.7,8,13. and a servant his master: if d then 3 or, bring I be a father, where is mine honour? unto. and if I be a master, where is my f 1Co. 10.21.seed, and 2 spread dung upon your fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto g Le.22.20-22. you, O priests that despise my De. 15.21. name. And ye say, Wherein e have we despised thy name?
2 If a ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart." 3 Behold, I will 1 corrupt your
faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts, and 3 one shall take you away with it.
5 the face of
7 Ye 3 offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The f table of the LORD is contemptible.
10 Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for nought? i neither do ye kindle fire on mine altar for nought. I have no pleasure in you, saith the LORD of hosts, neither will I accept an offering at your hand..
11 For from k the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the name shall be great same, my among the Gentiles: 7 and in every I place incense n shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: o for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts.
12 But ye have profaned it, in that ye say, The table of the LORD is polluted; and the fruit thereof, even his meat, is contemptible.
13 Ye said also, Behold, what a weariness is it! 7 and ye have snuffed at it, saith the LORD of hosts; and ye brought that which was torn, and the fame, and the sick; thus ye brought an offering: should I accept this of your hand? saith the LORD.
Malachi sharply reproveth the priests
8 And if g ye offer the blind for 4
1 Pe. 1.17.
7 or, whereas
4 And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, that my covenant might be with Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.
5 My covenant b was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to him for the fear wherewith he feared me, and was afraid before
6 The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, c and did turn
7 For d the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the e messenger of the LORD of hosts. 8 But ye are departed out of the way; yef have caused many to 4 stumble at the law; ye have corrupted g the covenant of Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.
9 Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but have 5 been partial in the law.
10 Have h we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?
11 Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is cominitted in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the holiness of the LORD which he loved,i and hath married the daughter of a strange god.
12 The LORD will cut off the man that doeth this, 7 the master and the scholar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob, and him that offereth an offering unto the LORD of hosts.
14 But cursed be the deceiver, 8 which hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and sacrificeth unto the LORD a corrupt thing: for I am a great King, saith the LORD of hosts, and my name is dreadful among 7 or, him that gardeth not the offering any more, or receiveth it with good will at your hand.
13 And this have ye done again, covering the altar of the LORD with tears, with weeping, and with crying out, insomuch that he re
14 T Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast
Of the grace of Christ. MALACHI, III, IV. dealt treacherously: yet is she thy B. C. 397. companion, and the wife of thy
m Mat. 19.4.5.
8 or, excel-
15 And did not he make one? m
faithfully. o De.24.1.
16 For o the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that 11 he hateth 12 put-, ting away for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.
17 Ye have wearied p the LORD with your words: yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment? CHAPTER III.
1 Of the messenger, majesty, and grace of Christ. 7 Of the rebellion, sacrilege, and infidelity of the people. DEHOLD, Ia will send my mes
3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer e unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.
4 Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, as in the days of old, and as
11 or, if he
12 to put
the way before me: and the Lord,
2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who c shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's d fire, and like fullers' soap:
Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances and have not kept them. Return i unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of
in 1 former years.
5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, f and against o Ps.95.9. false swearers, and against those that 2 oppress the hireling g in his P Ep.5.19. wages, the widow, and the father-9 Re.20.12. less, and that turn aside the stran-r Tit.2.14. IPe.2.9. ger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts. 8 or, special treasure.
6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore h ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
Blessing promised. hosts. But k ye said, Wherein shall we return?
8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole
15 And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickPs.78.38,57. edness' are 7 set up; yea, they that tempt o God are even delivered.
i Zec. 1.3.
16 Then they that feared the LORD spake p often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remem brance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. 17 And they shall be mine,r saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my 8 jewels;s and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.
18 Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God, and him that serveth him not.
10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and 3 pour you out a blessing, that m there shall not be room enough to receive it.
11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not 4 destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts.
12 And all nations shall call you blessed for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of
13 Your words n have been stout against me, saith the LORD; yet ye say, What have we spoken so much against thee?
14 Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his 5 ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the LORD of hosts?
1 God's judgment on the wicked, 2 and his blessing on the good. 5 Of Ehjah's coming and office.
OR, behold, the day a cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that (CHAP. 4.) the day that cometh shall born, do wickedly, shall be stubble: and a 2Pe.3.10. Mat.3.12.
them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.