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9 Therefore have I also made and he delighteth in them; or, Where you contemptible and base before is the God of judgment? all the people, according as ye have
not kept my ways, but have been r BEHOLD, I will send my
partial in the law.
10 Have 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? c 11 Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the holiness of the LORD which he loved, and hath married the daughter of a strange god.
messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts. E 2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap.
3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver and he shall pu12 The LORD will cut off the rify the sons of Levi, and purge man that doeth this, the master and them as gold and silver, that they the scholar, out of the tabernacles of may offer unto the LORD an of Jacob, and him that offereth an offering in righteousness. fering unto the LORD of hosts.
4 Then shall the offering of Ju13 And this have ye done again, dah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto covering the altar of the LORD with the LORD, as in the days of old, tears, with weeping, and with cry- and as in former years.
ing out, insomuch that he regardeth p 5 And I will come near to you to not the offering any more, or re-judgment and I will be a swift ceiveth it with good will at your witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against i 14 ¶ Yet ye say, Wherefore? Be- false swearers, and against those cause the LORD hath been witness that oppress the hireling in his wabetween thee and the wife of thy ges, the widow, and the fatherless, youth, against whom thou hast dealt and that turn aside the stranger treacherously yet is she thy com- from his right, and fear not me, panion, and the wife of thy cove- saith the LORD of hosts. t 6 For 1 am the LORD, I change p 15 And did not he make one? not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are Yet had he the residue of the Spirit. not consumed.
And wherefore one? That he might d 7 ¶ Even from the days of your seek a godly seed. Therefore take fathers ye are gone away from inine heed to your spirit, and let none ordinances, and have not kept them. deal treacherously against the wife Return unto me, and I will return of his youth. unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return?
16 For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith, that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence c & ¶ Will a man rob God? Yet with his garment, saith the LORD of ye have robbed me. But ye say, hosts therefore take heed to your Wherein have we robbed thee? In spirit, that ye deal not treacherously. tithes and offerings.
e 17 Ye have wearied the LORD 9 Ye are cursed with a curse : with your words. Yet ye say, for ye have robbed me, even this Wherein have we wearied him? whole nation.
When ye say, Every one that doeth d 10 Bring ye all the tithes into the evil is good in the sight of the LORD, store-house, that there may be meat
in my house, and prove me now spare them, as a man spareth his herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, own son that serveth him.
if I will not open you the windows
18 Then shall ye return and disof heaven, and pour you out a bless-cern between the righteous and the ing, that there shall not be room wicked, between him that serveth enough to receive it. O God and him that serveth him not. CHAP. IV.
11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not
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 hosts. c 13 Your words have been stout against me, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, What have we spoken so much against thee?
F the burn as an oven;
NOR behold, the day cometh,
and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble; and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
b 2 ¶ But unto you that fear my name, shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
c 14 Ye have said, It is vain to serve God and what profit is it 3 And ye shall tread down the that we have kept his ordinance, wicked; for they shall be ashes unand that we have walked mourn- der the soles of your feet in the day fully before the LORD of hosts ? that I shall do this, saith the LORD 15 And now we call the proud of hosts.
ses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.
5 ¶ Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
happy; yea, they that work wick-d 4 T Remember ye the law of Moedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered. c 16 Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another and the LORD hearkened, and heard it and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. b 17 And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will
6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
THE END OF THE OLD TESTAMENT.
Abraham and the angels,
Isaac and Rebekah meet,
Joseph and his mistress,
15 Egyptians drowned,
16 The song of Moses,
CONTENTS OF THE OLD TESTAMENT.
Aaron and his sons consecrated,Ch.8 Borders of the land appointed,Ch.34
Nadab and Abihu slain,
Law of leprosy,
Ephraim's inheritance, Chap. 16 David slayeth Goliath, Chap. r
The lot of Manasseh,
The lot of Benjamin,
The lot of Simeon,
Cities of refuge, &c.
17 Jonathan's love to David,
18 Saul's jealousy of David,
19 David and Jonathan consult, .
The two tribes and half sent home,22
David rescueth Keilah,
1 Saul consults a witch,
The acts of Judah and Simeon,
SECOND BOOK OF SAMUEL.
David laments Saul,
David made king of Judah,
The Lord calleth Samuel,
Samuel anointeih David,
11 God's covenant with Solomon,
12 The queen of Sheba,
13 Ahijah's prophesy,
14 The ten tribes revolt,
15 Jeroboam's hand withereth,
131 Abijah's sickness and death,