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good or bad of mine own mind; said, Strong is thy dwellingplace, but what the LORD saith, that will and thou puttest thy nest in a I speak?

rock. 14 And now, behold, I go unto

22 Nevertheless the Kenite shall my people: come therefore, and I be wasted, until Asshur shall carry will advertise thee what this peo

thee away captive. ple shall do to thy people in the

23 And he took up his parable, latter days.

and said, Alas, who shall live when

God doeth this! 15 | And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor

24 And ships shall come from hath said, and the man whose eyes the coast of Chittim, and shall af


flict Asshur, and shall afflict Eber, are open hath said: 16 He hath said, which heard the and he also shall perish for ever.

, words of God, and knew the

25 And Balaam rose up, and knowledge of the most High, went and returned to his place: which saw the vision of the Ål- and Balak also went his way. mighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open:

DEUT. XXIII:1-6B. C. 1451 17 I shall see him, but not now: 1 He that is wounded in the I shall behold him, but not nigh: stones, or hath his privy member there shall come a Star out of Ja- cut off, shall not enter into the cob, and a Sceptre shall rise out congregation of the LORD. of Israel, and shall smite the cor

2 A bastard shall not enter into ners of Moab, and destroy all the the congregation of the LORD; even children of Sheth.

to his tenth generation shall he 18 And Edom shall be a posses- not enter into the congregation of sion, Seir also shall be a possession the LORD. for his enemies; and Israel shall do

3 And Ammonite or Moabite valiantly.

shall not enter into the congrega19 Out of Jacob shall come he tion of the LORD; even to their that shall have dominion, and tenth generation shall they not enshall destroy him that remaineth ter into the congregation of the of the city.

LORD for ever; 20 s And when he looked on

4 Because they met you not with Amalek, he took up his parable, bread and with water in the way, and said, Amalek was the first of when ye came forth out of Egypt; the nations; but his latter end and because they hired against shall be that he perish for ever. thee Balaam the son of Beor of

21 And he looked on the Ken- Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse ites, and took up his parable, and thee:

5 Nevertheless, the LORD thy people shall spoil them, and the God would not hearken unto Ba- remnant of my people shall poslaam; but the LORD thy God sess them. turned the curse into a blessing 10 This shall they have for their unto thee, because the LORD thy pride, because they have reGod loved thee.

proached and magnified them6 Thou shalt not seek their selves against the people of the peace nor their prosperity all thy Lord of hosts. days for ever.

11 The Lord will be terrible unAMOS II:1-3/B. C. 787

to them: for he will famish all the

gods of the earth; and men shall 1 Thus saith the Lord, For three worship him, every one from his transgressions of Moab, and for place, even all the isles of the four, I will not turn away the heathen. punishment thereof; because he burnt the bones of the king of IS. XV:1-9—B. C. 712 Edom into lime: 2 But I will send a fire upon

1 The burden of Moab. Because Moab, and it shall devour the pal- in the night Ar of Moab is laid aces of Kirioth: and Moab shall waste, and brought to silence; bedie with tumult, with shouting, cause in the night Kir of Moab is and with the sound of the trumpet: laid waste, and brought to silence;

3 And I will cut off the judge 2 He is gone up to Bajith, and from the midst thereof, and will to Dibon, the high places, to weep: slay all the princes thereof with Moab shall howl over Nebo, and him, saith the LORD.

over Medeba: on all their heads

shall be baldness, and every beard ZEPH. II :8-11-B. C. 630

cut off. 8 | I have heard the reproach of

3 In their streets they shall gird Moab, and the revilings of the themselves with sackcloth: on the children of Ammon, whereby they tops of their houses, and in their have reproached my people, and streets, every one shall howl, magnified themselves against their weeping abundantly. border.

4 And Heshbon shall cry, and 9 Therefore as I live, saith the Elealeh: their voice shall be heard LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, even unto Jahaz: therefore the Surely Moab shall be as Sodom, armed soldiers of Moab shall cry and the children of Ammon as out; his life shall be grievous unto Gomorrah, even the breeding of him. nettles, and saltpits, and a perpet- 5 My heart shall cry out for ual desolation: the residue of my Moab; his fugitives shall flee unto

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Zoar, an heifer of three years old: IS. XVI:1-14—B. C. 726 for by the mounting up of Luhith

1 Send ye the lamb to the ruler with weeping shall they go it up; of the land from Sela to the wilfor in the way of Horonaim they derness, unto the mount of the shall raise up a cry of destruction. daughter of Zion. 6 For the waters of Nimrim shall

2 For it shall be, that, as be desolate: for the hay is withered wandering bird cast out of the away, the grass faileth, there is no nest, so the daughters of Moab green thing

shall be at the fords of Arnon. 7 Therefore the abundance they 3 Take counsel, execute judghave gotten, and that which they ment; make thy shadow as the have laid up, shall they carry away night in the midst of the noonday; to the brook of the willows. hide the outcasts; *bewray not him

8 For the cry is gone round that wandereth. about the borders of Moab; the † 4 Let mine outcasts dwell with howling thereof unto Eglaim, and thee, Moab; be thou a covert to the howling thereof unto Beerelim. them from the face of the spoiler:

9 For the waters of Dimon shall for the extortioner is at an end, be full of blood: for 1 will bring the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors more upon Dimon, lions upon him are consumed out of the land. that escapeth of Moab, and upon

5 And in mercy shall the throne the remnant of the land.

be established: and he shall sit *Is. 16:3—“Bewray (Archaic) to show, disclose or reveal to one's injury or prejudice; betray by exposure; disclose unconsciously, make known.” fls. 16:4—“Let my outcasts dwell with thee Moab, be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler." Is. XI:10-13—10 | And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious. 11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. 12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. 13 The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adverseries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.

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upon it in truth in the tabernacle 12 | And it shall come to pass, of David, judging, and seeking when it is seen that Moab is weary judgment, and hasting righteous- on the high place, that he shall

come to his sanctuary to pray; but 6 We have heard of the pride he shall not prevail. of Moab; he is very proud: even

13 This is the word that the of his haughtiness, and his pride, Lord hath spoken concerning Moand his wrath: but his lies shall ab since that time. not be so.

14 But now the Lord hath spok7 Therefore shall Moab howl for en, saying, Within three years, as Moab, every one shall howl: for the years of an hireling, and the the foundations of Kirhareseth glory of Moab shall be contemned, shall ye mourn; surely they are with all that great multitude; and stricken.

the remnant shall be very small I 8 For the fields of Heshbon lan- and feeble. guish, and the vine of Sibmah: the lords of the heathen have brok- IS. XXV:9-12—B. C. 712 en down the principal plants thereof, they are come even unto Jazer, 9 | And it shall be said in that they wandered through the wilder- day, Lo, this is our God; we have ness: her branches are stretched waited for him, and he will save out, they are gone over the sea. us: this is the LORD; we have wait

9 | Therefore I will bewail with ed for him, we will be glad and the weeping of Jazer the vine of rejoice in his salvation. Sibmah: I will water thee with my

10 For in this mountain shall tears, O Heshbon, and Elealeh: the hand of the Lord rest, and Mofor the shouting for thy summer ab shall be trodden down under fruits and for thy harvest is fallen. him, even as straw is trodden down

10 And gladness is taken away, for the dunghill. and joy out of the plentiful field; 11 And he shall spread forth his and in the vineyards there shall hands in the midst of them, as he be no singing, neither shall there that swimmeth spreadeth forth his be shouting: the treaders shall hands to swim: and he shall bring tread out no wine in their presses; down their pride together with the I have made their vintage shouting spoils of their hands. to cease.

12 And the fortress of the high 11 Wherefore my bowels shall fort of thy walls shall he bring sound like an harp for Moab, and down, lay low, and bring to the mine inward parts for Kirharesh. ground, even to the dust. #Is. 16:8_“They are gone over the sea.”

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JER. XLVIII:1-47_B. C. 607

10 Cursed be he that doeth the

work of the Lord deceitfully, and 1 Against Moab thus saith the cursed be he that keepeth back his Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; sword from blood. Woe unto Nebo! for it is spoiled: Kiriathaim is confounded and from his youth, and he hath set

11 || Moab hath been at ease taken: Misgab is confounded and tled on his lees, and hath not been dismayed. 2 There shall be no more praise neither hath he gone into captiv

emptied from vessel to vessel, of Moab: in Heshbon they have ity: therefore his taste remained in devised evil against it; come, and him, and his scent is not changed. let us cut it off from being a nation. Also thou shalt be cut down,

12 Therefore, behold, the days O Madmen; the sword shall pur-come, saith the Lord, that I will sue thee.

send unto him wanderers, that 3 A voice of crying shall be from shall cause him to wander, and Horonaim, spoiling and great de- shall empty his vessels, and break struction.

their bottles. 4 Moab is destroyed; her little 13 And Moab shall be ashamed ones have caused a cry to be heard. of Chemosh, as the house of Israel

5 For in the going up of Luhith was ashamed of Bethel their concontinual weeping shall go up; for fidence. in the going down of Horonaim the 14 || How say ye, We are mighty enemies have heard a cry of de- and strong men for the war? struction.

15 Moab is spoiled, and gone up 6 Flee, save your lives, and be out of her cities, and his chosen like the heath in the wilderness.

young men are gone down to the 7s For because thou hast trust- slaughter, saith the King, whose ed in thy works and in thy treas- name is the Lord of hosts. ures, thou shalt also be taken: and Chemosh shall go forth into cap

16 The calamity of Moab is near tivity with his priests and his to come, and his affliction hasteth

fast. princes together. 8 And the spoiler shall come up

17 All ye that are about him, beon every city, and no city shall es- moan him; and all ye that know cape: the valley also shall perish, his name, say, How is the strong and the plain shall be destroyed, staff broken, and the beautiful

rod! as the Lord hath spoken.

9 Give wings unto Moab, that 18 Thou daughter that dost init may flee and get away: for the habit Dibon, come down from thy cities thereof shall be desolate, glory, and sit in thirst; for the without any to dwell therein. spoiler of Moab shall come upon

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