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Infirmities of old age. ECCLESIASTES, XII. Exhortation to fear God.

3 In the day when the keepers of the B.C. 977.18 Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher ; house shall tremble, and the strong men

all is vanity. shall bow themselves, and the grinders Bor, fail be- 9 And, y moreover, because the Preacher B cease because they are few, and those that cause they was wise, he still taught the people knowlook out of the windows be darkened,

grind little. ledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought 4 And the doors shall be shut in the yor, the more out, and set in order, many proverbs. streets, when the sound of the grinding wise the 1. 10 The Preacher sought to find out is low, and he shall rise up at the voice preacher 8 acceptable words : and that which was of the bird, and all the daughters of mul was. written was upright, even words of truth. sic shall be brought low :

8 words of 11 The words of the wise are as goads, 5 Also when they shall be afraid of that| 1 delight. and as nails fastened by the masters of which is high, and fears shall be in the cor readi: J assemblies, which are given from one way, and the almond tree shall flourish,

OnInor, The end r shall be a

12 And further, by these, my son, be and desire shall fail ; because man goeth of the mat- | admonished: of making many books

ter, even to his long home, and the mourners go

all that

there is no end ; and much 5 study is a about the streets :

hath been

weariness of the flesh. 6 Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or

heard, is.

13 Let nus hear the conclusion of the the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher

a De. 10. 12.

whole matter: Fear God, and keep his be broken at the fountain, or the wheel

6 Ge. 3. 19.

commandments : for this is the whole broken at the cistern:

Ps. 146. 4. duty of man. hy Then shall the dust return 6 to the c Ac 17:31 | 14 For God shall bring every wo earth as it was; and the spirit shall re | 2 Co. 5. 10. judgment, with every secret thing, wheturn unto God who gaved it.

| d Is. 57. 16. Ither it be good, or whether it be evil.

fears shall be in the Sor, reading. shepherd.

and

into

The SONG of SOLOMON.

Re. 22 . 1, 2.

CHAPTER I.

Į B. C. 1014.1 17 The beams of our house are cedar, THE a song of songs which is Solomon's.

- and our Brafters of fir. . 2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his | a 1 Ki. 4. 32. 1.

CHAPTER II. mouth: for thy y love is better than wine. Bor, gal 1. AM the rose of Sharon, and the lily

3 Because of the savour of thy good leries. of the valleys. ointments,d thy namee is as ointment | 6 Ps. 2. 12. 1. 2 As the lily among thorns, so is my poured forth, therefore do the virgins (y loves. love among the daughters. love thee.

Ć John 15. 1.. 3 As the apple tree among the trees of 4 Drawy me, we will run after thee. Pr. 27. 9. *the wood, so is my beloved among the The king hath brought me into his e Ps. 45. 17. sons.

under his shadow chambers:h we will be glad and rejoice 119.55. with great delight, and his fruit i was in thee; we will remember thy love more Mat. 10. 16. sweet to my $ taste. than wine: the n upright love thee.

Phi. 2. 15. 1 4 He brought me to the banqueting 5 I am black, but comely, O ye daugh 9 John 6. 44. house, and his banner over me was love.k ters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, SI delighted 5 Stay me with flagons, kcomfort me as the curtains of Solomon.

and sat

with apples; for I am sick of love. 6 Look not upon me, because I am

down.

6 His? left hand is under my head, and black, because the sun hath looked upon

In Ep. 2. 6. his right hand doth embrace me. me: my mother's children were angrym

7 I charge you, o ye daughters of with me; they made me keeper of the Spalate. Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds vineyards ; but mine own vineyard have n they love of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake I not kept.

thee up my love, till he please. 7 Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, rightly.

8 The voice of my beloved ! behold, he wheren thou feedest, where thou makest

O house of

cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipthy flock to rest at noon: for why should

wine.

ping upon the hills. I be as one that M turneth aside by the k John 15. 9.. 9 My beloved is like a roe, or a young flocks of thy companions ?. .

15. hart: behold, he standeth behind our 8 If thou know not, O thou fairest K straw me. I wall, he looketh forth at the windows, among women, go thy way forth by the

| Ichap.8.3..5. v ghewing himselfp through the lattice. footsteps of the flock, and feed thy kids ALT na food tv vida m Mat. 10. 22,

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10 My beloved spake, and said unto beside the shepherds' tents. 9 I have compared thee, O my love,

me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and 1 adjure.

come away. to 9 a company of horses in Pharaoh's

1. 11 For, lo, the winter is past," the rain chariots.

Mor, is veiled. is over and gone; 10 Thy cheeks are comely with rows He. 6. 12. 12 The flowers appear on the earth; of jewels,: thy neck with chains of gold. v flourishing. the time of the singing of birds is come,

11 We will make thee borders of gold, Jp Lu. 24. 35. |and the voice of the turtle is heard in with studs of silver.

92 Ch.1.16,17 our land: 12 While the king sitteth at his table, - Ep. 5.8.'"| 13 The fig tree putteth forth her green my spikenard sendeth forth the smell $ Eze. 16. 11.. I figs, and the vines with the tender grape thereof.

13. I give a good smell. Arise, my love, my 13 A bundle of myrrh is my wellbe

| 1 Pe.3.3, 4. fair one, and come away. . loved unto me; he shall lie all night Tor, cypress, 14 O’my dove, that art in the clefts of betwixt my breasts.

chap. 4. 13. the

the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, 14 My beloved is unto me as a cluster of por, com | let me see thy countenance, let me hear camphire in the vineyards of En-gedi. panion.

thy voice; for sweet' is thy voice, and 15 Behold, thou art fair, my plove ; be

t Pr. 15. 8. thy countenance is comely: hold, thou art fair, thou hast doves' eyes.

Re. 5. 8.

15 Take us the foxes, the littlou foxes, 16 Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, | ~ Eze. 13. 4. that spoil the vines : for our vines have yea, pleasant: also our bed is green.

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Reciprocal love of

SOLOMON'S SONG, V. Christ and his Church. 16 My beloved is mine,a and I amb his : 1 B. C. 1014. spouse, with me from Lebanon : look he feedeth among the lilies.

from the top of Amana, from the top of 17 Untild the day break, and the sha a Ps. 63. 1. Shenire and Hermon, from the lions' dens, dows flee away, turn, my beloved ; and

61 Co. 3. 23. from the mountains of the leopards. bes thou like a roe, or a young hart,

cIs. 54. 5.

9 Thou hast Bravished my heart, my

Ho.2.19,20. upon the mountains of y Bether.

sister, my spouse; thou hast ravished my

d2 Pe. 1. 19. CHAPTER III.

19. heart with one of thine eyes, with one

e De. 3. 9. Lahain of thy neck. By nighto on my bed I sought him schap. 8. 14. whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but

| 10 How fair is thy love, my sister, my

Bor, taken Ih found him not.

spouse ! how much better is thy love than

away. 2 I will rise now, and go about the yor, division.

wine! and the smell of thine ointments

than all city; in the streets, and in the broad, Is. 26. 9. ways, I will seek him whom my soul h Job 23.8, 9.12.

1. 11 Thy lips, O my spouse, drop as the loveth : I sought him, but I found him ichap. 5. 1.

9. honeycomb; honeyi and milk are under not.

Pr. 24. 13.14) thy tongue; and the smell of thy gar3 The watchmen* that go about the k chap. 5.2. | ments is like the smell of Lebanon. city found me; to whom I said, Saw ye

Eze. 3. 17. 12 A garden 8 inclosed is my sister, my

| Ge. 27. 27. spouse; a him whom my soul loveth?

spring shut up, a fountain

| Ho.14.6,7. sealed. 4 It was but a little m that I passed from them, but I found" him whom my soul

Ho barred. | 13 Thy plants are an orchard of pomeloveth: I heldo him, and would not let m chap. 6. 12. / granates, with pleasant fruits ; Scamphire, him go, until I had brought him into my!"

» Is. 45. 19. with spikenard, mother's house, and into the chamber of

Je.29.12,13. 14 Spikenard and saffron; calamus and

• Re.3.11, 12. cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; her that conceived me. 5 IP charge you, o ye daughters? of

Šor, cypress, myrrh" and aloes, with all the chief

chap. 1. 14. spices: Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds

p chap. 2.7. of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake

15 A fountain of gardens, a well of liv.

8. 4, 5./ ing waters, and streams from Lebanon. my love till he please

9 Mi. 4. 8. | 16 Awaké, 0 north wind; and come, 6 Who is this that cometh out of the

r chap. 5. 1. wilderness like pillars of smoke,« per

i thou south; blow upon my garden, that

tho

8 Jno.4.10,14 41 fumed with myrrh and frankincense, with 7. 38.

the spices thereof may flow out. Let my all powders of the merchant ?

t De. 8. 2.

| beloved come into his garden, and eat his 7 Behold his bed, which is Solomon's; Is. 43. 19. pleasant fruits.

4Phi. 4. 18. threescore valianto men are about it, of

Re. 5. 8.

CHAPTER V. the valiant of Israel.

v2 Ki. 6. 17. 8 They all hold swords, being expert in

I AM come w into my garden, my sister,

He. 1. 14. my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh war: every man hath his sword upon his

| wch. 4.11,16. with my spice; I have eaten my honeythigh,* because of fear in the y night.

*Ps. 45. 3. 9 King Solomon made himself a n cha y Is. 27. 3.

comb with my honey : I have drunk my

wine with my milk: eat, О riot of the wood of Lebanon.

friends; a nor, bed. 10 He made the pillars thereof of silver,

drink, yea, drink abundantly, o be

z Is. 55. 1, 2. loved the bottom thereof of gold, the covering a John 3. 29.

2 I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is of it of purple; the midst thereof being 15. 13..15. paved with love, for the daughters of oor, and be

| the voice of my beloved that c knocketh, Jerusalem.

be saying, Open to me, my sister, my love,

drunken 11 Go forth, Oye daughters of Zion, with loves.

my dove, my undefiled: for my head is and behold a' king Solomon with the 6 Re. 22. 17. I di

: filled with dew, and my locks with the crown wherewith his mother crowned

drops of the night.

c Re. 3. 20. him in the day of his espousals, and in d Re. 1. 7.

13 I have put off my coat; how shall I the day of the gladness e of his heart.

He 2.9. put it on ? I have washed my feet; how

f John 3. 29. shall I defile them? CHAPTER IV.

Re.21.9, 10.1. 4 My beloved put in his hand by the BEHOLD, thou art fair, my love ; | Is. 62. 5. hole of the door, and my bowels were behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves' Eze. 16. 14. moved * for him. eyes within thy locks : thy hair is as a kor, (as 5 I rose up to open to my beloved; and flock of goats that dappear from mount some read) my hands dropped with myrrh, and my Gilead.

in me.

| fingers with M sweet smelling myrrh, upon 2 Thy teeth are like a flock of sheep or, eat of the handles of the lock. that are even shorn, which came up from

u passing,

1.6 I opened to my beloved ; but my bethe washing; whereof every one bear or, running loved had withdrawn himself, and was twins, and none is barren among them. about. gone: my soul failed when he spake; I

3 Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, ichap. 3.1,3. sought him, but I could not find him; I and thy speech is comely : thy temples 1 k Pr. 31. 26. | called him, but he gave me no answer. are like a piece of a pomegranate within Col. 4. 6. 17 The watchmen that went about the thy locks.

? Ps. 141. 5. | city found me, they smote me, they Thy neck is like the tower of David, Im Ho. 6.5.

wounded m me; the keepers of the wall's builded for an armoury, whereon there v what. took_away my veil from me. hang a thousand bucklers, all shields of nchap. 7.3.1.8 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusamighty men.

Pr. 5. 19. | lem, if ye find my beloved, v that ye tell 5 Thy two breasts * are like two young chap. 1.8. him, that I am sick of love. roes that are twins, which feed among

Ps. 45. 13. 19 What is thy beloved more than another the lilies.

p chap. 2. 17.1 beloved, 0 thou fairesto among women ? 6 Untile the day a break, and the sha- breathe.. , what is thy beloved more than another dows flee away, Î will get me to the pa

pa standard

ara | beloved, that thou dost so charge us ?

bearer. mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of

10 My beloved is white and ruddy; frankincense.

9 Ep. 6. 27. Tp the chiefest among ten thousand. 7 Thou? art all fair, my love; there is cor, curled. 1. ll His head is as the most fine gold; his no spot in thee.

r chap. 4. 1. | locks are o bushy, and black as a raven: 8 Come with me from Lebanon, my | - 12 His eyes' are as the eyes of doves by

Mutual love of

SOLOMON'S SONG, VI. Christ and his Church. the rivers of waters, washed with milk, | B.C. 1014. | 6 How fair and how pleasant art thou, and ß fitly set.

O love, for delights! 13 His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as B sitting in 7 This thy staturea is like to a palm Y sweet flowers;. his lips like lilies, drop- fulness;

tree, and thy breasts to clusters of grapes. ping sweet smelling myrrh:..

i. e. fitly 8 I said, I will go up to the palm tree, 14 His hands are as gold rings set with

placed,

I will take hold of the boughs thereof;

and set as the beryl : his belly is as bright ivory

now also thy breasts shall be as clusters

a precious overlaid with sapphires :

stone in

of the vine, and the smell of thy nose like 15 His legs are as pillars of marble set the foil of apples ;,. upon sockets of fine gold; his counte

a ring.

9 And the roof of thy mouth like the nanceb is as Lebanon, excellent as the yor, towers best wine for my beloved, that goeth down cedars:

of per.

Ś sweetly, causing the lips of n those that 16 His & mouth is most sweet; yea, he

fumes,

are asleep to speak. is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, a Ep. 4. 13. 10 I amc my beloved's, and hisd desire and this is my friend, o daughters of Re.1.14..16.1 is toward me. Jerusalem.

& palate. 11 Come, my beloved, let us go forth CHAPTER VI.

s straightly. I into the field, let us lodge in the villages. W HITHER is thy beloved gone, O

nor, the

12 Let us get up early to the vineyards :

ancient. thou fairest among women? whither is chap 2. 16. let us see if the vine flourish, whether the thy beloved turned aside ?e that we may 6.3. tender grape & appear, and the pomegraseek him with thee.

d P8. 45. 11. nates bud forth : there I will I give thee 2 My beloved is gones down into his eJe. 14. 8. my loves. garden, to the beds of spices, to feed in Bopen. 13 The mandrakes give a smell, and at the gardens, and to gather lilies.

S Mat. 18. 20. our gates are all manner of pleasant fruits, 3 Ik am my beloved's, and my beloved Ex. 25. 22. new and old, which I have laid upi for is mine : he feedeth among the lilies.

Ps. 122.5. thee, O my beloved. 4 Thou art beautiful, O my love, as

He. 4. 16. Tirzah ; comely as Jerusalem;terrible k chap. 2. 16.

CHAPTER VIII. as an army with banners.

7. 10. O THAT thou wert as my brother, that

il Co. 2. 9. 5 Turn away thine eyes from me, for

k verse 10.

". sucked the breasts of my mother! when they have k overcome me: thym hair is as He.2. 11:12. I should find thee without, I would kiss a flock of goats that appear from Gilead :

kor, puffed

thee; yea, I should not be despised. 6 Thy teeth are as a flock of sheep, I me up 2 I would lead thee, and bring thee into which go up from the washing, whereof mch... 1.,3. my mother's house, who would instruct every one beareth twins, and there is not a they me: I would cause thee to drink of spiced one barren" among them.

should not wine of the juice of my pomegranate. 7 As a piece of a pomegranate are thy despise me. 3 His left hand should be under my head, temples within thy locks.

1. Mat. 21. 19. and his right hand should embrace me. 8 There are threescore queens, and 25. 30. 4 I charge you, O daughters of Jerufourscore concubines, and virgins P with. • Pr. 9.2, 5. salem, u that ye stir not up, nor awake out number.

| P Ps. 45. 14. my love, until he please. 9 My dove, my undefiled is but one: n why should | 5 Who is this that cometh up from the she is the only one of her mother, she is ye stir up, wilderness, leaning upon her beloved ? I the choice one of her that bare her: the or, why, fc. raised thee up under the apple tree: there daughters saw her, and blessed her; yea, 9 Re. 7. 9. thy mother brought thee forth; there she the queens and the concubines, and they

r Is. 49. 16.

brought thee forth that bare thee. praised her.

Hag. 2. 23.
2 TỶ. 2. 19.

16 Set" me as a seal upon thine heart, as 10 Who is she that looketh forth 8 as the

| Re.21.10,11

a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong morning, fair as the moon, clear as the

v hard.

as death; jealousy is vcruelt as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners ?

t Pr. 6.34,3

grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, 11 I went down into the garden of

u verse 4.

900.which hath a most vehement flame. nuts, to see the fruits of the valley, and

Ps. 14. 5. Many waters cannot quench love, tow see whether the vine flourished, and v John 15.16. neither can the floods drown it: if a man the pomegranates budded.

w chap. 7. 12. would give all the substance of his house 12 7 Or ever I was aware, my soul 7 I knew not. for love, it would utterly be contemned. e made me like the chariots of Amminadib. por, set me 8 We have a little sister, * and she hath

13 Return, return, O Shulamite; re on the cha- no breasts : what shall we do for our sister turn, return, that we may look upon thee. riots of my in the day when she shall be spoken for? What will ye see in the Shulamite ? As willing 9 If she be a wall, we will build upon it werey the company of o two armies.

people,

S u . her a palace of silver: and if she be a CHAPTER VII.

Eze 23.33. door, we will inclose her with boards of How beautiful are thy feet with: shoes,

y Ga. 5. 17. cedar. O prince's daughter! a the joints of thy beautiful are thy feet with shoes, oor, Maha. . 10 I am a wall, and my breasts like

naim, towers : then was I in his eyes as one that thighs are like jewels, the work of the Ge. 32. 2. found - favour. hands of a cunning workman:

2 Ep. 6. 15. 1. 11 Solomon had a vineyard b at Baal2 Thy navel is like a round goblet, which a Ps.45.10,13. hamon; he let out the vineyard unto wanteth not o liquor; thy belly is like an a peace k eepers : every one for the fruit thereof heap of wheat set about with lilies :

6 Mat. 21. 33. was to bring a thousand pieces of silver. 3 Thyc two breasts are like two young mixture. 1. 12 My vineyard, which is mine, is beroes that are twins.

cchap. 4.5. | fore me: thou, O Solomon, must have a 4 Thy neck is as a tower of ivory; thine xor, crimson. thousand, and those that keep the fruit eyes like the fishpools in Heshbon, by lyflee away. thereof two hundred. the gate of Bath-rabbim; thy nose is as a Re.22.17,201 13 Thou that dwellest in the gardens, the tower of Lebanon, which looketh e Is. 35. 2. the companions hearken to thy voice : toward Damascus :

Mi, 7. 14.

cause me to hear it. 5 Thine head upon thee is like x Car- Bbound. | 14 y Make haste, d my beloved, and be mel,e and the hair of thine head like pur- Ps. 68. 24. thou like to a roe, or to a young hart, ple: the king is held in the galleries.

-Tupon the mountains of spices.

The Book of the Prophet ISAIAH.

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CHAPTER I.

B.C. 760. I gether,a saith the LORD: Though your THE vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz,

sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white which he saw concerning Judah and Jeru. a chap. 43.26. as snow;d though they be red like crimsalem, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, 6 Nu. 12. 6. son, they shall be as wool. Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. c2 Ch. xxvi..

19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye 2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O

xxxii. shall eat the good of the land:

d Ps. 51. 7. earth; for the LORD hath spoken: I have

e De. 32. 1.

1.20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall nourished and brought up children, and

Je 2. 12. be devoured with the sword: for the they have rebelled against me:

Mi. 6. 1, 2. mouth of the LORD O hath spoken it. 3 The oxh knoweth his owner, and the chap.63.16.), 21 How is the faithful city become an ass his master's crib: but Israel 'doth not 9 Le. 26. 33. harlot !i it was full of judgment; rightknow, my people doth not consider... h Je. 8. 7.

eousness lodged in it; but now murderers. 4 Ah, sinful nation, a people B laden i Je. 2. 20, 21. 22 Thy silver is become dross, thy wine with iniquity,k a seed of evildoers, child-B of heavi- mixed with water: ren that are corrupters! they have for.

23 Thy princes are rebellious, and comsaken the LORD, they have provoked the

k Mat. 11. 28.

panions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are y alienated, and followeth after rewards : they judge y gone away backward.

or, sepa. not the fatherless, neither doth the cause 5 Why should ye be stricken any more?

rated,

of the widow come unto them.

Ps. 58. 3. ye will & revolt more and more. The

24 Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD whole head is sick, and the whole heart

1 Je. 2. 30.

of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I faint.

& increase

will easem me of mine adversaries, and 6 From the sole of the foot even unto

revolt.

avenge me of mine enemies : the head there is no soundness in it; but

m De. 28. 63.

25 And" I will turn my hand upon wounds, and bruises, and putrifying

Eze, 5. 13.

| thee, and 5 purely purge away thy dross,

n Mal. 3. 3. sores : they have not been closed, nei

and take away all thy tin: ther bound up, neither mollified with

S according

26 And I will restore thy judges as at the nointment.

to pure. ness.

first, and thy counsellors as at the beginYour country is desolate,o your cities

ning : afterward thou shalt be called, The are burned with fire: your land, strangers • De. 28. 51.

nor, oil.

city of righteousness, The faithful city. devour it in your presence, and it is de

27 Zion shall be redeemed with judge

the oversolate, as overthrown by strangers.

throw of.

ment, and her * converts with P right8 And the daughter of Zion is left as 9

eousness.

kor, they a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a

that return

28 And the destruction of the transgarden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.

of her. gressors and of the sinners shall ber to9 Except: the LORD of hosts had left Lei Co. 1. 30.gether, and they that forsaket the LORD unto us a very small remnant, we should 9 La. 2. 6. shall be consumed. have been as Sodom, and we should | breaking. I 29 For they shall be ashamed of the have been like unto Gomorrah.

Ps. 125.5. oaks which ye have desired, and ye shall 10 Hear the word of the LORD, ye ru- Lu. 12.45,46) be confounded for the gardens that ye. lers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of La. 3. 22. have chosen. our God, ye people of Gomorrah:

Ro. 9. 29. | 30 For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf ll To what purpose is the multitude + Zep. 1. 6. fadeth, and as a garden that hath no water. of your_sacrifices unto me? saith the

u Ge. 19. 24.

| 31 And the strong shall be as tow, and LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings

o Ps.50.8,&c.I the maker of it as a spark, and they

Am.5.21,22. sha of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I

shall both burn together, and none shall delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of a great he quench them. lambs, or of Me he goats.

goats.

CHAPTER IT. 12 When ye come to v appear before vbe seen. ITHE word that Isaiah the son of Amoz me, who hath required this at your hand - Mi. 4.1, &c. saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. to tread my courts ?

& Lu. 11. 42. 2 Andw it shall come to pass in the last 13 Bring no more vain oblations:* in- Tor, pre days, that the mountain of the LORD's cense is an abomination unto me; the pared. house shall be established in the top new moons and sabbaths, the calling of por, grief. of the mountains, and shall be exalted assemblies, I cannot away with: it is y Ps. 2. 8. above the hills; and all y nations shall piniquity, even the solemn meeting.. z Je. 31. 6. flow unto it. 14 Your new moons and your appointed

50. 5.

3 And many people shall go and say,

Zec.8.21,23. feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble

23. Comes ye, and let us go up to the moun.

a Mi. 3. 4. unto me; I am weary to bear them.

tain of the LORD, to the house of the God 15 And when a ye spread forth your

o multiply of Jacob: and he will teach us of his hands, I will hide mine eyes from_you;

prayer.

ways, and we will walk in his paths : for yea, when ye omake many prayers, I will Lu. 24. 47. out of Zion b shall go forth the law, and not hear : your hands are full of blood. T bloods. the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

16 Washc you, make you clean; put Je. 4. 14. 14 And he shall judge among the naaway the evil of your doings from before ai Pe. 3. 11. tions, and shall rebuke many people; and mine eyes ; ceased to do evil; .

e Ps. 46.9.

theyé shall beat their swords into plow17 Learn to do well; seek judgment,

Ho. 2. 18.

shares, and their spears into $ pruningX relieve the oppressed ; judge the father- por, scythes. hooks: nation shall not lift up sword less ; plead for the widow.

xor, righten. against nation, neither shall they learn 18 Come now, and let us reason to

---| war any more.

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Doom of idolaters.

ISAIAH, III. Humiliation of Zion's daughters. 5 O house of Jacob, come ye, and let' B.C. 760. himself proudly against the ancient, and us walk a in the light of the LORD.

the base against the honourable. 6 Therefore thou hast forsaken thya Ep. 5. 8. L. 6 When a man shall take hold of his people, the house of Jacob, because they | Bor, more brother, of the house of his father, saying, be replenished from the east, and are than. Thou hast clothing, be thou our ruler, soothsayers 6 like the Philistines, and 6 De. 18. 14. and let this ruin be under thy hand : they please themselves in the children lift up the 7 In that day shall he y swear, saying, of strangers.

hand, m I will not be an 3 healer; for in my house Theird land also is full of silver and

ndl Ge. 14. 24. lis neither bread nor clothing: make me

&or, abound gold, neither is there any end of their with not a ruler of the people.. treasures; their land is also full of horses, sbinder up.

8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah neither is there any end of their chariots : Ĉ Ne. 13. 23. Jis fallen; becauses their_tongue and their

8 Their land also is full of idols ; d De. 17. 17. doings are against the LORD, to provoke they worship the work of their own e Mi. 3. 12. the eyes of his glory. hands, that which their own fingers have | La.5.16, 17. hich their own fingers have La. 5.16.17. 9 The show of their countenance ! doth

9: made:

01 Co. 10. 22. witness against them, and they declare 9 And the mean man boweth down, A Je. 2. 28. | their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe and the great man humbleth himself :) : Je. 3. 3. unto their soul! for they have rewarded

k Ec.8.12, 13 therefore forgive them not.

evil unto themselves.

Iver. 19, 21. 10 Enter? into the rock, and hide thee

Re.6.15,16.

10 Say ye to the righteous, thats it in the dust, for fear of the LORD, and m verse 17. I shall be well with him : Ior tney shall eat for the glory of his majesty.

chap. 5. 16. the fruit of their doings. 11 The lofty looks m of man shall be Ps. 18. 27. 11 Woe unto the wicke humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall n done to. with him: for the reward of his hands be bowed down; and the LORD alonen Zep.3.11,16 shall be n given him. shall be exalted in that day."

Zec. 9. 16. 12 As for my people, children are their op. 12 For the day of the LORD of hosts or, call thee pressors, and women rule over them. O my shall be upon every one that is proud and blessed. I people, they which lead thee cause thee lofty, and upon every one that is lifted K swallow up. to err, and destroy the way of thy paths. up, and he shall be brought low;

o Mi. 6. 2. 13 T'he LORD standeth up to plead, o

p Eze. 31. 3. 13 And upon all the cedars P of Leba- 1'46.1: :1 and standeth to judge the people.

Zec.11.1,2. non, that are high and lifted up, and

Xor, burnt.

| 14 The LORD will enter into judgment upon all the oaks of Bashan,

9 Mat. 21. 33. with the ancients of his people, and the 14 And upon all the high mountains, rchap. 58. 4. princes thereof: for ye have eaten up and upon all the hills that are lifted up,

M pictures of

the vineyard ;9 the spoil of the poor is in 15 And upon every high tower, and desire,

your houses. upon every fenced wall

s verse 11. 15 What mean ye that ye beatr my 16 And upon all the ships of Tarshish, v deceiving people to pieces, and grind the faces of and upon all u pleasant pictures.

with their the poor? saith the Lord GOD of hosts. 17 And the loftiness of man shall be eyes.

16 Moreover the LORD saith, Because bowed down, and the haughtiness of men or, tripping the daughters of Zion are haughty, and shall be made low: and the LORD alone! nicely. .. walk with stretched forth necks, and shall be exalted in that day.

por, shall

v wanton eyes, walking and mincing 18 And the idols phe shall utterly

que

utterly pass me they go and making a ti

as they go, and making a tinkling with abolish.

away. odust.

their feet; 19 And they shall go into the holes of make 17 Therefore the Lord will smite with the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, naked. a scab the crown of the head of the for fear of the LORD, and for the glory Hag.2.6,21. daughters of Zion, and the LORD will * of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake He.12.26,27. -discover their secret parts. terriblyt the earth.

$ the idols of 18 In that day the Lord will take away 20 In that day a man shall cast his his silver. the bravery of their tinkling ornaments idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which xor, net- about their feet, and their x cauls, and they made y each one for himself to wor- 1. works. their round tires like the moon, ship, to the moles, and to the bats;

Wor, for him.

19 The B chains, and the bracelets, and 21 To go into the clefts of the rocks,

Bor, sweet

the y mufflers,

balls. and into the tops of the ragged rocks,

y spangled

20 The bonnets, and the ornaments of for fear of the LORD, and for the glory l'ornaments. I the legs, and the headbands, and the of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake s houses of 8 tablets, and the earrings, terribly the earth.

| the sout. I 21 The rings, and nose jewels, 22 Cease* ye from man, whose breath Ps.146.3, 4. 22 The changeable suits of apparel, is in his nostrils; for wherein is he to be Je. 17.5. and the mantles, and the wimples, and accounted of?

v chap.36.12. CHAPTER III.

Je. 38. 9. 23 The glasses, and the fine linen, and FOR, behold, the Lord, the LORD of " Le. 26. 26. the hoods, and the veils.

- Mi. 1. 16. hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem,

24 And it shall come to pass, that inand from Judah, the stay and the staff, w

y2 Ki. 24. 14.

stead of sweet smell, there shall be stink; the whole stay of bread, and the whole

S a man

and instead of a girdle, a rent; and in

eminent stay of water,

in counte

stead of well set hair, baldness ; * and in2 The mightyy man, and the man of

nance.

stead of a stomacher, a girding of sack war, the judge, and the prophet, and the n might.

cloth; and burning instead of beauty. prudent, and the ancient,

La. 1.4. | 25 Thy men shall fall by the sword, 3 The captain of fifty, and $ the honour

of nity, and the honour- or, skilful and thy n mighty in the war. able man, and the counsellor, and the cun- of speech. 26 And her: gates shall lament and ning artificer, and the eloquent orator. * cleansed, mourn: and she, being «desolate, shall

4 And I will givo childrena to be their or, emptied, sit upon the ground. princes, and babes shall rule over them. 2 Ki. 21.13.)

CHAPTER IV. 5 And the people shall be oppressed, a Ec. 10. 16. AND in that day seven women shall every one by another, and every one by 6 La. 2. 10. take hold of one man, saying, We will his neighbour: the child shall behave

eat our own bread, and wear our own

ngled

the legs, an the earrings, evels,

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