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Infirmities of old age.

3 In the day when the keepers of the | house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders B cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened,

4 And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of music shall be brought low:

5 Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail; because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets :

ECCLESIASTES, XII.

B. C. 977.

6 Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel

broken at the cistern:

7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was; and the spirit shall return unto God who gaved it.

CHAPTER I.

THE

a song of songs which is Solomon's. 2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy y love is better than wine.

3 Because of the savour of thy good ointments, thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee.

4 Draw me, we will run after thee. The king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee; we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.

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5 I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.

Bor, fail because they

grind little. or, the more

wise the preacher

was.

8 words of delight.

or, reading. nor, The end

of the mat-
ter, even

all that
hath been
heard, is.

7 Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions?

8 If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock, and feed thy kids beside the shepherds' tents.

9 I have compared thee, O my love, to a company of horses in Pharaoh's chariots.

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10 Thy cheeks are comely with rows of jewels, thy neck with chains of gold.

11 We will make thee borders of gold, with studs of silver.

12 While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof.

13 A bundle of myrrh is my wellbeloved unto me; he shall lie all night betwixt my breasts.

a De. 10. 12.

Ge. 3. 19.

The SONG of SOLOMON.

B. C. 1014.

13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear" God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

Ps. 146. 4.

c Ac. 17. 31.

14 For God shall bring every work into 2 Co. 5. 10. judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

d Is. 57. 16.

m

6 Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me: my mother's children were angry with me; they made me keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard haven I not kept.

a1 Ki. 4. 32.

Bor, gal-
leries.
Ps. 2. 12.

y loves.

c John 15. 1.

Pr. 27.9.

e Ps. 45. 17.

119.55.

Mat. 10. 16.

Phi. 2. 15.

John 6. 44. I delighted

and sat down.

h Ep. 2. 6.
i Re. 22. 1, 2.
Spalate.
they love

thee up-
rightly.
house of
wine.

John 15.9..
15.
straw me.
chap.8.3..5.
m Mat. 10. 22,

25.

Xadjure. Ps. 23. 2, 3. μ or, is veiled.

• He. 6. 12.

Exhortation to fear God.

8 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher; all is vanity.

9 And, moreover, because the Preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order, many proverbs.

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10 The Preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.

11 The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.

7

vflourishing. Lu. 24. 35. 92 Ch.1.16,17 Ep. 5. 8. Eze. 16. 11.. 13. 1 Pe.3.3, 4. Tor, cypress, chap. 4. 13. por, companion.

14 My beloved is unto me as a cluster of camphire in the vineyards of En-gedi. 15 Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair, thou hast doves' eyes.

16 Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, "Eze. 13. 4. yea, pleasant: also our bed is green.

12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

t Pr. 15. 8. Re. 5. 8.

17 The beams of our house are cedar, and our Brafters of fir.

CHAPTER II.

I.

AM the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.

2 As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.

3 As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.

4 He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.

5 Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples; for I am sick of love.

6 His left hand is under my head, and his right hand doth embrace me.

7 Icharge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.

8 The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.

9 My beloved is like a roe, or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself? through the lattice.

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10 My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.

11 For, lo, the winter is past," the rain is over and gone;

12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land:

13 The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.

14 O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweett is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.

15 Take us the foxes, the little" foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.

SOLOMON'S SONG, V.

Reciprocal love of

16 My beloved is mine," and I am his :| B. C. 1014. he feedeth among the lilies.

17 Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved; and be thou like a roe, or a young hart, upon the mountains of y Bether.

CHAPTER III.

By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.

2 I will rise now, and go about the city; in the streets, and in the broad I will seek him whom my soul ways, loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.

3 The watchmen that go about the city found me; to whom I said, Saw ye him whom my soul loveth?

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5 IP charge you, ye daughters Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love till he please.

6 Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke," perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders of the merchant?

CHAPTER IV.

BEHOLD, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves' eyes within thy locks: thy hair is as a flock of goats that appear from mount Gilead.

a Ps. 63. 1. 1 Co. 3. 23. Is. 54. 5. Ho.2.19,20. d2 Pe. 1. 19.

4 It was but a littlem that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.

0

2 Thy teeth are like a flock of sheep that are even shorn, which came up from the washing; whereof every one bear twins, and none is barren among them.

3 Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, and thy speech is comely: thy temples are like a piece of a pomegranate within thy locks.

e De. 3. 9.

Bor, taken

away. yor, division.

Is. 26. 9. Job 23.8, 9. ichap. 5. 1. Pr.24.13,14 chap. 5. 7. Eze. 3. 17.

chap. 8. 14.

11 Go forth, O ye daughters of Zion, and behold king Solomon with the crown wherewith his mother crowned him in the day of his espousals, and ind the day of the gladness of his heart.

1 Ge. 27. 27. Ho. 14. 6, 7.

& barred.

m

chap. 6. 12.

n Is. 45. 19. Je.29.12,13.

Re.3.11,12.

Sor, cypress, chap. 1. 14. chap. 2.7. 8.4, 5.

q Mi. 4. 8.

"

8

& Jno.4.10,14

7.38.

t De. 8. 2. Is. 43. 19.

7 Behold his bed, which is Solomon's; threescore valiant men are about it, of "Phi. 4. 18.

Re. 5. 8.

the

2

Ki. 6. 17. wch. 4.11,16.

8 They all hold swords, being expert in war: every man hath his sword upon his thigh, because of fear in the night.

He. 1. 14.

2

≈ Ps. 45. 3.

9 King Solomon made himself a 7 cha-y Is. 27.3. riot of the wood of Lebanon.

10 He made the pillars thereof of silver, the bottom thereof of gold, the covering of it of purple; the midst thereof being paved with love, for the daughters of Jerusalem.

chap. 5. 1.

nor, bed.

Is. 55. 1, 2. a John 3. 29.

15. 13..15.

0

or, and be

drunken with loves. Re. 22. 17. c Re. 3. 20.

Re. 1. 7.

e He. 2. 9.

fJohn 3. 29. Re.21.9, 10. g Is. 62. 5.

Eze. 16. 14. xor, (as some read) λor, eat of.

in me.

μ passing,
or, running

about.

ichap. 3.1,3. & Pr. 31. 26. Col. 4. 6. IPs. 141. 5. m Ho. 6. 5.

4 Thy neck is like the tower of David, builded for an armoury, whereon there hang a thousand bucklers, all shields of mighty men.

what. chap. 7.3. chap. 1. 8.

Pr. 5. 19.

5 Thy two breasts" are like two young roes that are twins, which feed among the lilies.

Ps. 45. 13. p chap. 17.

6 Until the day "break, and the sha-breathe. dows flee away, will get me to the Pa standard mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of frankincense.

7 Thou art all fair, my love; there is no spot in thee.

8 Come with me from Lebanon, my

bearer. 9 Ep. 5. 27. σor, curled. r chap. 4. 1.

Christ and his Church.

spouse, e with me from Lebanon: look from the top of Amana, from the top of Shenire and Hermon, from the lions' dens, from the mountains of the leopards.

9 Thou hast Bravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck.

10 How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is thy love than wine! and the smell of thine ointments than all spices!

honeycomb; honey and milk are under 11 Thy lips, O my spouse, drop as the thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments is like the smell' of Lebanon.

12 A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed.

13 Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; Scamphire, with spikenard,

cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; 14 Spikenard and saffron; calamus and myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices:

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15 A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon. 16 Awake, O north wind; and come, the spices thereof may flow out. Let my thou south; blow upon my garden, that beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.

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6 I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spake; I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.

7 The watchmen that went about the city found me, they smote' me, they woundedm me; the keepers of the walls took away my veil from me.

8 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my beloved, that ye tell him, that I am sick of love.

9 What is thy beloved more than another beloved, O thou fairest among women? what is thy beloved more than another beloved, that thou dost so charge us ?

10 My beloved is white and ruddy; p the chiefest among ten thousand.

11 His head is as the most fine gold; his locks are bushy, and black as a raven: 12 His eyes are as the eyes of doves by

σ

Mutual love of

the rivers of waters, washed with milk, and B fitly set.

SOLOMON'S SONG, VI.

13 His cheeks are as bed of spices, as Y sweet flowers; his lips like lilies, dropping sweet smelling myrrh:

14 His hands are as gold rings set with the beryl: his belly is as bright ivory overlaid with sapphires:

15 His legs are as pillars of marble set upon sockets of fine gold; his countenance is as Lebanon, excellent as the cedars:

16 His mouth is most sweet; yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem. CHAPTER VI.

WHITHER is thy beloved gone, thou fairest among women? whither thy beloved turned aside?e that we may seek him with thee.

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2 My beloved is gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies.

3 I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine: he feedeth among the lilies.

4 Thou art beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah; comely as Jerusalem; terrible as an army with banners.

5 Turn away thine eyes from me, for they have overcome me: thym hair is as a flock of goats that appear from Gilead:

6 Thy teeth are as a flock of sheep, which go up from the washing, whereof every one beareth twins, and there is not one barren" among them.

7 As a piece of a pomegranate are thy temples within thy locks.

8 There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines, and virgins without number.

9 My dove, my undefiled is but she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bare her: the daughters saw her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.

the foil of

a ring.
yor, towers
of per-
fumes.
a Ep. 4. 13.
Re.1.14..16.
Spalate.
Sstraightly.
Onor, the

ancient.
c chap. 2. 16.

6.3.

d Ps. 45. 11.
Je. 14. 8.

B. C. 1014.

B sitting in
fulness;
i. e. fitly
placed,
and set as

10 Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible" as an army with banners? 11 I went down into the garden of nuts, to see the fruits" of the valley, and tow see whether the vine flourished, and the pomegranates budded.

12 Or ever I was aware, my soul P made me like the chariots of Amminadib. 13 Return, return, O Shulamite; return, return, that we may look upon thee. What will ye see in the Shulamite ? As it were the company of two armies.

Ο

a precious

stone in

O open.
Mat. 18. 20.
Ex. 25. 22.
Ps. 122. 5.

He. 4. 16.

h

Christ and his Church.

How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for delights!

chap. 2. 16.

7 This thy stature a is like to a palm tree, and thy breasts to clusters of grapes.

8 I said, I will go up to the palm tree, I will take hold of the boughs thereof; now also thy breasts shall be as clusters of the vine, and the smell of thy nose like apples;

9 And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine for my beloved, that goeth down sweetly, causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak.

5 Thine head upon thee is like x Car-bound. mel, and the hair of thine head like pur- Ps. 68. 24. ple: the king is ß held in the galleries.

10 I am my beloved's, and his desire is toward me.

CHAPTER VIII.

7.10.O THAT thou wert as my brother,' that sucked the breasts of my mother! when I should find thee without, I would kiss thee; yea, I should not be despised.

2 I would lead thee, and bring thee into my mother's house, who would instruct me: I would cause thee to drink of spiced wine of the juice of my pomegranate. 3 His left hand should be under my head, and his right hand should embrace me.

il Co. 2. 9.

verse 10.

He.2.11,12. kor, puffed mch. 4. 1..3. they

me up.

should not despise me. n Mat. 21. 19. 25.30.

4 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, " that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, until he please.

Pr. 9. 2, 5.
P Ps. 45. 14.
e:μwhy should
ye stir up,
or, why, &c.
Re. 7.9.
"Is. 49. 16.
Hag. 2. 23.

5 Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? I raised thee up under the apple tree: there thy mother brought thee forth; there she brought thee forth that bare thee.

2 Ti. 2. 19. & Re.21.10,11 v hard.

6 Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruelt as the t Pr. 6.34, 35. grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.

u verse 4.
Ps. 14. 5.

John 15.16.
w chap. 7. 12.
I knew not.
por, set me

on the cha-
riots of my
willing
people,
Ps. 110. 3.

* Eze. 23. 33.

CHAPTER VII.

How beautiful are thy feet with shoes,
O prince's daughter!" the joints of thy
thighs are like jewels, the work of the
hands of a cunning workman:

y Ga. 5. 17.
Maha-
σ or,
naim,
Ge. 32. 2.

2 Thy navel is like a round goblet, which wanteth not liquor; thy belly is like an heap of wheat set about with lilies:

* Ep. 6. 15.
a Ps.45.10,13.
↑ peace.

3 Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins.

Mat. 21. 33.
mixture.
c chap. 4. 5.
x or, crimson.
flee away.

4 Thy neck is as a tower of ivory; thine
eyes like the fishpools in Heshbon, by
the gate of Bath-rabbim; thy nose is as d Re.22.17,20
the tower of Lebanon, which lookethe Is. 35. 2.
toward Damascus :
Mi. 7. 14.

11 Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages.

12 Let us get up early to the vineyards: let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape @appear, and the pomegranates bud forth: there will I give thee my loves.

13 The mandrakes give a smell, and at our gates are all manner of pleasant fruits, new and old, which I have laid up for thee, O my beloved.

7 Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.

8 We have a little sister, and she hath no breasts: what shall we do for our sister in the day when she shall be spoken for?

9 If she be a wall, we will build upon her a palace of silver: and if she be a door, we will inclose her with boards of cedar.

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The Book of the Prophet ISAIAH.

CHAPTER I.

THE vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.

2 Hear, O heavens; and give ear, O earth; for the LORD hath spoken: I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me:

3 The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.

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4 Ah, sinful nation, a people Bladen with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, child-ẞ ren that are corrupters! they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are Y gone away backward.

B.C. 760.

a chap. 43.26.
Nu. 12. 6.
c2 Ch. xxvi..

8 And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.

9 Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us à very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom," and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.

10 Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah:

11 To what purpose" is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of "he goats.

12 When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand to tread my courts ?

d Ps. 51. 7.

e De. 32. 1.
Je. 2. 12.

Mi. 6. 1, 2.
chap.63.16.
Le. 26. 33.

Je. 2. 20, 21.
of heavi-

ness.

Mat. 11. 28.
y alienated,

or, sepa-
rated,
Ps. 58. 3.

5 Why should ye be stricken any more?
ye will revolt more and more. The
whole head is sick, and the whole heart Je. 2. 30.
faint.

Sincrease
revolt.

h Je. 8. 7.

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24 Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will easem me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies:

6 From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but De. 28. 63. wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with 7 ointment.

Eze. 5. 13. n Mal. 3. 3. Saccording to pure

25 And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin:

26 And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The

ness.

η or, oil.

7 Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers.De. 28. 51. city of righteousness, The faithful city. devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.

27 Zion shall be redeemed with judg ment, and her converts with right

O the over-
throw of.
Kor, they
that return
of her.
1 Co. 1. 30.
La. 2. 6.

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13 Bring no more vain oblations: incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with: it is P iniquity, even the solemn meeting.

14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.

15 And when a ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you; yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear your hands are full of blood.

16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;

17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, X relieve the oppressed; judge the father-or, less; plead for the widow.

18 Come now, and let us reason to

oг, prepared. por, grief. y Ps. 2. 8.

z Je. 31. 6.

50. 5.

Zec.8.21,23.
a Mi. 3. 4.
σ multiply
prayer.

Lu. 24. 47.

T bloods.

Je. 4. 14.
d1 Pe. 3. 11.

e Ps. 46. 9.
Ho. 2. 18.

gether," saith the LORD: Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:

20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

21 How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers. 22 Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water:

scythes. xor, righten.

23 Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.

eousness.

28 And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall ber together, and they that forsake the LORD shall be consumed.

29 For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye have desired, and ye shall be confounded for the gardens that ye. have chosen.

30 For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth, and as a garden that hath no water.

31 And the strong shall be as tow, and the maker of it as a spark, and they shall both burn together, and none shall quench them.

CHAPTER II. THE word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.

2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.

3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob: and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn

war any more.

ISAIAH, III.

B. C. 760.

Doom of idolaters.

5 O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk" in the light of the LORD.

6 Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people, the house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the east, and are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers.c

7 Theird land also is full of silver and gold, neither is there any end of their treasures; their land is also full of horses, neither is there any end of their chariots:

8 Their land also is full of idols;" they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made:

9 And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not.

10 Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty.

11 The lofty looks m of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down; and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day."

12 For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up, and he shall be brought low;

13 And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan,

14 And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up,

15 And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall,

16 And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures.

17 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.

18 And the idols he shall utterly abolish.

19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

20 In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles, and to the bats;

21 To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

22 Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils; for wherein is he to be accounted of?

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17 Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the t Hag.2.6,21. daughters of Zion, and the LORD will He.12.26,27.7 discover their secret parts. the idols of his silver. xor, networks. yor, for him. Bor, sweet

18 In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their x cauls, and their round tires like the moon,

balls.

naked.

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u Ps. 146.3, 4. Je. 17.5.

Humiliation of Zion's daughters. himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable.

6 When a man shall take hold of his brother, of the house of his father, saying, Thou hast clothing, be thou our ruler, and let this ruin be under thy hand:

7 In that day shall he y swear, saying, I will not be an healer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing: make me not a ruler of the people.

8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen; because their tongue and their doings are against the LORD, to provoke the eyes of his glory.

9 The show of their countenance i doth witness against them, and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.

10 Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.

11 Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.

12 As for my people, children are their op. pressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths. 13 The LORD standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the people.

14 The LORD will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people, and the princes thereof: for ye have eaten up the vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your houses.

n might.

* La. 1. 4.

15 What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? saith the Lord GOD of hosts.

16 Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks, and "wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet:

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a Ec. 10. 16. La. 2. 10.

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CHAPTER III.

Je. 38. 9.

* Mi. 1. 16.

FOR, behold, the Lord, the LORD of Le. 26. 26. the hoods, and the veils. hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem, and from Judah, the stay and the staff," the whole stay of bread, and the whole Sa man stay of water,

y 2 Ki. 24. 14.

eminent
in counte-
nance.

2 The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient,

3 The captain of fifty, and the honour-or, skilful able man, and the counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator.

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of speech.
κ cleansed,
or, emptied,

And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.

2 Ki. 21. 13.

5 And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave

19 The chains, and the bracelets, and the y mufflers,

20 The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings,

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21 The rings, and nose jewels,

22 The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the wimples, and the crisping pins,

23 The glasses, and the fine linen, and

24 And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell, there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle, a rent; and instead of well set hair, baldness; and instead of a stomacher, a girding of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty.

25 Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war.

26 And her gates shall lament and mourn and she, being desolate, shall sit upon the ground.

CHAPTER IV.

AND in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own

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