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bring them into the land of Gilead

ASK ye of the LORD rain in the and Lebanon; and place shall not

time of the latter rain; so the be found for them.

LORD shall make bright clouds,r 11 And he shall pass through the and give them showers of rain, to sea with affliction, and shall smite every one grass in a field. the waves in the sea, and all the p2 For the idols have spoken va-deeps of the river shall dry up: and nity, and the diviners have seen a the pride of Assyria shall be brought lie, and have told false dreams; down, and the sceptre of Egypt they comfort in vain: therefore they shall depart away. went their way as a flock, they were troubled because there was no shepherd.

i 3 Mine anger was kindled against the shepherds, and I punished the goats; for the LORD of hosts hath visited his flock the house of Judah, and hath made them as his goodly horse in the battle.

4 Out of him came forth the corner, out of him the nail, out of him the battle-bow, out of him every oppressor together.

b 12 And I will strengthen them in the LORD; and they shall walk up and down in his name, saith the LORD.


EPEN thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars.

2 Howl, fir-tree, for the cedar is fallen; because the mighty are spoiled: howl, O ye oaks of Bashan; for the forest of the vintage is come down.

5 And they shall be as mighty 3¶ There is a voice of the howlmen, which tread down their ene-ing of the shepherds; for their glory mies in the mire of the streets in the is spoiled: a voice of the roaring of battle and they shall fight, because young lions; for the pride of Jorthe LORD is with them, and the ri-dan is spoiled. ders on horses shall be confounded. d 4 Thus saith the LORD my God; 6 And I will strengthen the house Feed the flock of the slaughter; of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph, and I will bring them again to place them; for I have mercy upon them: and they shall be as though I had not cast them off: for I am the LORD their God, and will hear them.

7 And they of Ephraim shall be like a mighty man, and their heart shall rejoice as through wine: yea, their children shall see it, and be glad; their heart shall rejoice in the LORD.

8 I will hiss for them, and gather them; for I have redeemed them and they shall increase as they have increased.

9 And I will sow them among the people and they shall remember me in far countries; and they shall live with their children, and turn again. g 10 I will bring them again also out of the land of Egypt, and gather them out of Assyria; and I will

5 Whose possessors slay them, and hold themselves not guilty: and they that sell them say, Blessed be the LORD; for I am rich: and their own shepherds pity them not. w 6 For I will no more pity the inhabitants of the land, saith the LORD: but lo, I will deliver the men every one into his neighbour's hand, and into the hand of his king; and they shall smite the land, and out of their hand I will not deliver them.

b 7 And I will feed the flock of slaughter, even you, O poor of the flock. And I took unto me two staves; the one I called Beauty, and the other I called Bands; and I fed the flock.

8 Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul loathed them, and their soul also abhorred me.

9 Then said I, I will not feed you: that that dieth, let it die; and that

that is to be cut off, let it be cut off; [Jerusalem a burdensome stone for and let the rest eat, every one the all people: all that burden themflesh of another. selves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.

i 10 ¶ And I took my staff, even Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the people.

11' And it was broken in that day: and so the poor of the flock that waited upon me knew that it was the word of the LORD.

4 In that day, saith the LORD, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness.

12 And I said unto them, If ye 5 And the governors of Judah think good, give me my price; and shall say in their heart, The inhaif not, forbear. So they weighed bitants of Jerusalem shall be my for my price thirty pieces of silver. strength in the Lord of hosts their 13 And the LORD said unto me, God. Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prized at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD.

14 Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even Bands, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.

15 And the LORD said unto me, Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd.

w 6 ¶ In that day will I make the governors of Judah like a hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire în a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem.

b7 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 not magnify themselves against Judah.

r16 For lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, which shall not visit those that be cut off, neither shall seek the young one, nor heal that that is 8 In that day shall the LORD debroken, nor feed that that standeth fend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; still but he shall eat the flesh of the and he that is feeble among them at fat, and tear their claws in pieces. that day shall be as David; and the w 17 Wo to the idol shepherd that house of David shall be as God, as leaveth the flock! the sword shall the angel of the LORD before them. be upon his arm, and upon his right w 9 And it shall come to pass in eye: his arm shall be clean dried that day, that I will seek to destroy up, and his right eye shall be utter-all the nations that come against Jely darkened. rusalem.


THE of sheel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.

THE burden of the word of the

b 10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants

of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only sm, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his first-born. g 11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in 10 3 ¶ And in that day will I make the valley of Megiddon.

2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.

r12 And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart;

13 The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of Shimei apart, and their wives apart;

14 All the families that remain, every family apart, and their wives apart.


I found opened to the house

N that day there shall be a

sheep shall be scattered; and I will turn my hand upon the little ones.

8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.

b 9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people, and they shall say, The LORD is my God.

of David and to the inhabitants of r Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanpess.


BEHOLD, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee, 2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses riffed, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.

02 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered: and also I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of the land. 3 And it shall come to pass, that when any shall yet prophesy, then w 3 Then shall the LORD go forth, his father and his mother that begat and fight against those nations, as him shall say unto him, Thou shalt when he fought in the day of batnot live; for thou speakest lies in tle.

the name of the LORD: and his fa-r 4 T And his feet shall stand in ther and his mother that begat him that day upon the mount of Olives, shall thrust him through when he prophesieth.

4 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets shall be ashamed every one of his vision, when he hath prophesied; neither shall they wear a rough garment to deceive:

which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.

5 But he shall say, I am no pro- 5 And ye shall flee to the valley phet, I am a husbandman; for man of the mountains; for the valley of iaught me to keep cattle from my youth.

A6 And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thy hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.

17 Awake, O sword, against my Shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the Shepherd, and the

the mountains shall reach unto Azal: from before the earthquake in the yea, ye shall flee like as ye fled days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.

6 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark:

shall be known to the Lord, not day, 7 But, it shall be one day which

nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light. A 8 And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea in summer and in winter shall it be.

r9 And the LORD shall be King over all the earth in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name


g 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 wine-presses.

11 And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited.

w 12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their


thered together, gold, and silver, and apparel, in great abundance.

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.

116 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem, shall even go up from year to year 10 worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of the tabernacles.

17 And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to wor ship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain. w 18 And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the LORD will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.

19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.

20 T In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in the LORD's house 13 And it shall come to pass in shall be like the bowls before the that day, that a great tumult from altar. the LORD shall be among them; and 21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem they shall lay hold every one on and in Judah shall be holiness unto the hand of his neighbour, and his the LORD of hosts and all they hand shall rise up against the hand that sacrifice shall come and take of of his neighbour. them, and seethe therein: and in 2014 And Judah also shall fight at that day there shall be no more the Jerusalem; and the wealth of all Canaanite in the house of the LORD the heathen round about shall be ga

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3 And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste 2 I have loved you, saith the for the dragons of the wilderness. LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein hast 4 Whereas Edom saith, We are thou loved us? Was not Esau Ja-impoverished, but we will return

and build the desolate places; thus e 13 Ye said also, Behold, what saith the LORD of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call them, The border of wickedness, and, The people against whom the LORD hath indignation for ever.

weariness is it! and ye have snuffed at it, saith the LORD of hosts; and ye have brought that which was torn, and the lame, and the sick; thus ye brought an offering: should I accept this of your hand? saith

5. And your eyes shall see, and ye the LORD.

which hath in his floek 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 the

shall say, The LORD will be mag-w 14 But cursed be the deceiver, nified from the border of Israel... c6 A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is my honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts un-heathen. to you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?


AND now, Oye priests, this

commandment is for you.

7 Ye offer polluted bread upon w 2 If ye will not hear, and if ye mine altar; and ye say, Wherein will not lay it to heart, to give glory have we polluted thee? In that ye unto my name, saith the LORD of say, The table of the LORD is con-hosts, I will even send a curse upon temptible.

p 8 And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? and if ye offer the lame and sick, is it not evil? offer it now unto thy governor; will he be pleased with thee, or accept thy person? saith the LORD of hosts.

9 And now, I pray you, beseech God that he will be gracious unto us: this hath been by your means will he regard your person? saith the LORD of hosts.

w 10 Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for nought? 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 the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same, my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts.

12 T 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.

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 corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall take you away with it.

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 was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to him for the fear wherewith he fear ed me, and was afraid before my name.

d 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, and did turn many away from iniquity. d* 7 For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.

p 8 But ye are departed out of the way: ye have caused many to stumble at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.

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