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The glory of the church.
The birth of Chris the law shall go forth of jenjanalthe B. C. 750. No enter thyself in trenere
3 | And he shall judge among 1 or, scythes. laid siege against us they sha many people, and rebuke strong
smite a the judge of Israel with nations afar off; and they shall
rod upon the cheek. beat their swords into plough-e Ki.4.25. 2 But b thou, Beth-lehem Ephrs
Zec.3. 10. shares, and their spears into 1 prun
ah, though thon be little among the ing-houks : nation shall not lift up f Je.2.11. thousands of Judah, yet out of the a sword against nation, neither d
& Zec. 10.12.
shal' he come forth unto me that's shall they learn war any more. Col.2.6.
to be ruler c in Israel ; whose 4 But e they shall sit every man
goings forth have been from of old,
h Eze.34.13. under his vine, and under his fig
from 1 everlasting.d
17. tree; anıt none shall make them
3 Therefore will he give them , afraid : for the mouth of the LORD
until the time that she which of hosts hath spoken it.
1 Ps.38.17. travaileth hath brought forth: thea
He, 12.12, 5 For all f people will walk every
the remnant of his brethren shail
13. one in the name of his god, and
return unto the children of Israel weg will walk in the name of the k Ps. 147.2. 4 T And he shall stand and feed LORD our God for ever and ever. 1 Is.9.6,7. in the strength of the LORD, in the
6 In that day, saith the LORD, will Da.7.14,27. majesty of the name of the LORD I assembleh her that halteth, i and Lu. 1.33. his God; and they shall abide: * I will gather k her that is driven
Re.11.15. now shall he be great unto the out, and her that I have afflicted; mPs.48.12, 13. ends of the earth.
7 And I will make her that halted 2 or, Edar. 5 And this man shall be the a remnant, and her that was cast Ge.35.21. peace, when the Assyrian sail far off a strong nation : and the n Re.22.5. come into our land : and when he LORD shall l reign over them in lo Je.8.19.
shall tread in our palaces, then mount Zion from henceforth, even
shall we raise against him seten
p Is.66.7,8. for ever.
shepherds,and eight Sprincipal men 8 T And thou, O tower m of 2 the 9H0.1.10.
6 And they shall 4 waste the land flock, the strong hold of the daugh- + 12.2.16. of Assyria with the sword, and the ter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, s Ob.12. land of Nimrod 5 in the entrances even the first dominion ; n the t Is.55.8. thereof: thus shall hef deliver * kingdom shall come to the daugh Je.29.11. from the Assyrian, when he cometb ter of Jerusalem.
Ro.11.33, into our land, and when he tread 9 Now why dost thou cry out
eth within our borders. aloud ? iso there no king in thee? u Lu.3.17. 7 And the remnant of Jacob shall is thy counsellor perished? for v Is.41.15, 16. be in the midst of many people, as pangs have taken thee as a wo- w De.33.25. a g dew from the LORD, as the man in travail.
showers upon the * Da.2.44.
grass, that 10 Be in pain, and labour to bring p
tarrieth not for man, nor waiteth forth, O daughter of Zion, like a
for the sons of men. woman in travail : for now shalt (CHAP.5.)
84 And the remnant of Jacob thou go forth ont of the city, and a Mat.27.30. shall be among the Gentiles in the thou shalt dwell in the field, and
midst of many people, as a lion
b Mat.2.6. thou shalt go even to Babylon;
among the beasts of the forest, as a there q shalt thou be delivered;
young lion among the flocks of there the LORD shall redeem thee 1 the days of 6 sheep: who, if he go through, from the hand of thine enemies.
eternity. both treadeth down, and teareth in 11 T Now r also many nations are a Pr.8.22,23. pieces, and none can deliver. gathered against thee, that say,
Jno, 1.1. 9 Thine hand shall be lifted up Let her be defiled, and let our eye
upon thine adversaries, and all look s upon Zion.
thine enemies shall be cut off. 12 But they know not t the e Zec.9.10. 10 And it shall come to pass in thoughts of the LORD, neither un Ep.2.14. that day, saith the LORD, that I derstand they his counsel : for he 3 princes of. will cut off thy horses out of the shall gather u them as the sheaves 4 eat up.
midst of thee, and I will destroy into the floor.
13 Arise and thresh, v O daughter own naked 11 And I will cut off the cities of of Zion : for I will make thine horn
swords. thy land, and throw down all thy iron, and I will make thy hoofs
f Lu. 1.74.
strong holds : brass : w and thou shalt beat in
12 And I will cut off witchcrafts
g De.32.2. pieces z many people : and I will
out of thine hand; and thou shalt consecrate their gain unto the
have no more soothsayers: h LORD, and their substance unto h Is.2.6,8. 13 Thy graven images also i will the LORD of the whole earth.
Re.22.15. I cut off, and thy 7 standing images CHAPTER V.
i Zec.13.2. out of the midst of thee; and thou 1 The birth of Christ : 4 His king- 7 or, statues. shalt no more worship the work of ciom : 8 His conquest.
2 or, rule.
or, with her thy chariots :
HEAR, ye now what the LORD
Whey have gathered the sum
MICAH, VI, VII. The church complaineth 24 And I will pluck up thy groves B. C. 710. 14 Thou shalt eat, but not be zit of the midst of thee : so will I
satisfied: and thy casting down Zestroy thy 8 cities.
8 or, enemies. shall be in the midst of thee; and 35 And I will execute vengeance k
k 2Th.1.8. I thou shalt take hold, put shalt not in anger and fury upon the heathen,
deliver; and that which thou desuch as they have not heard.
(CHAP. 6.) liverest will I give up to the CHAPTER VI.
1 or, with. sword. 1 God's controversy for unkindness, 6 a Eze.36.1,8. 15 Thou m shalt sow, but thou
for ignorance, 10 for injustice, 16 Ho.4.1. shalt not reap; thou shalt tread the and for idolatry.
olives, but thou shalt nut anoint
thee with oil; and sweet wine, but
d De.4.20. saith; Arise, contend thou
shalt not drink wine.
e Nu.XXII. 2 before the mountains, a and let
16 T For 9 the statutes of Omrin
XXV. the hills hear thy voice.
are kept, and all the works of the 2 Hear ye, ó mountains, the f Ju.5.11.
house of Ahab, and ye walk in their LORD's controversy, and ye strong
2 sons of a
counsels; that I should make thee foundations of the earth: for b the
a 10 desolation, and the inhabitants LORD hath a controversy with his g Ps.51.16. thereof an hissing: therefore ye people, and he will plead with Is. h 2Ki.3.27. shall bear the reproach of my rael.
people. 30 my people, what c have I done i De. 10.12.
CHAPTER VII. unto thee? and wherein have I
1 The church complaining, 5 putteth
4 humble wearied thee? testify against me.
her confidence in God. 8 She 4 For I brought d thee up out of
triumpheth over her enemies. the land of Egypt, and redeemed thee out of the house of servants;
5 or, thy
name shall and I sent before thee Moses,
mer-fruits, as the grape-gleanings a
see that Aaron, and Miriam.
of the vintage: there is no cluster 5 0 my people, remember now or, Is there
to eat: my soul desired the firstwhat Balake king of Moab consult
ripe fruit. ed, and what Balaam the son of
2 The 2 good man is perished b Beor answered him from Shittim an house of out of the earth: and there is none unto Gilgal ; that ye may know the the wicked. upright among men: they all lio righteousness f of the LORD.
7 measure of in wait for blood ; they hunt every 6 T Wherewith shall I come be lcanness.
man his brother with a net. fore the LORD, and bow myself be Am.8.5. 3 T That they may do evil with before him with burnt-offerings, 8 or, be pure. reward; and the great man, he fore the high God ? shall I come k Pr.20.10,23. both hands earnestly, the prince with calves 2 of a year old ?
1 Ho.5.9. 7 Willg the LORD be pleased with
uttereth 3 his mischievous desire : thousands of rams, or with ten
so they wrap it up. thousands of rivers of oil ? shall I ni De.28.38 4 The best of them is as a brier: give my first-born h for my trans
40. the most upright is sharper than a gression, the fruit of my 3 body for 9 or, he doth thorn hedge: the day of thy watchthe sin of my soul?
much keep men and thy visitation cometh; 8 He hath showed thee, O man,
now shall be their perplexity. what is good; and what i doth the nIKi. 16.25. 5 T Trust c ye not in a friend, put LORD require of thee, but to do
30. ye not confidence in a guide; keep justly, and to love mercy, and to 10 or, aston the doors of thy mouth from her 4 walk humbly with thy God? ishment. that lieth in thy bosom. 9 The LORD's voice crieth unto (CHAP. 7.)
6 For the son dishoncureth the the city, and 5 the man of wisdom i the gather father, the daughter, riseth, up shall see thy name: hear ye the
against her mother, the daughterrod, and who hath appointed it.
in-law against her mother-in-law; 10 T 6 Are there yet the trea
a man's enemies are the men of his sures of wickedness in the house
own house. of the wicked, and the 7 scant
2 or,godly,or, ✓ Therefore d I will look into measure that is abominable ? k
merciful. the LORD: I will wait for the God 11 Shall I 8 count them pure with
of my salvation; my God will hear the wicked balances, and with the 3 the mischief me. bag of deceitful weights?
of his soul.
8 T Rejoice not against me, O mine 13 For the rich men thereof are c Je.9.4. enemy : when e I fall, I shall arise ; full of violence, and the inhabit- d Is.8.17. when I sit in darkness, the LORD ants thereof have spoken lies, and e Ps.37.24. shall be a light f unto me. their tongue is deceitful in their Pr.24.26. 9 I will bear g the indignation of mouth.
f Ps.27.1. the LORD, because I have sinned 13 Therefore also will I make thee g He.12.6,7. against him, until he plead my dick in smiting thee, in making thee h Ps.37.6. cause, and execute judgment for dosolate l because of thy sins.
Ime: he will bring me forth I to
The majesty of God.
NAHUM, I. His goodness and severity She light, and I shall behold his B. C. 510. 16 According to the days of the righteousness.
coming out of the land of Egypt w 10 4 Then she that is mine enemy or, And I show unto him marvellous thines shall see it, and shame shall cover thou wilt 16 The nations shall see and be her which said unto me, Where is see her that confounded at all their might: they the LORD thy God? mine eyes shall is mine ene shall lay their hand upon the behold her: 5 now shall she be
mouth, their ears shall be deaf. trodden i down as the mire of the
17 They shall lick l the dust like
with shame. streets.
a serpent, and they shall more oat 11 In the day that thy walls are
s she shall be of their holes like 9 worms of the to be built, in that day shall the
for a tread
earth: they shall be afraid of the
ing down. decree be far removed.
LORD our God, and shall fear be 12 In that day also he shall come 6 or, even to cause of thee. even to thee from Assyria, 6 and 7 or, After
18 Who is a God like unto thee. from the fortified cities, and from that it hath that pardoneth m iniquity, and the fortress even to the river, and
been. passeth by the transgression of the from sea to sea, and from moun- & or, Rule. remnant of his heritage ? he retaittain to mountain.
k Ps.23.4. eth not his anger for ever, n be 13 7 Notwithstanding, the land
cause he delighteth in mercy. shall be desolate because of them
19 He will turn again, he will have tiat dwell therein, for the fruit of 8 or, creeping compassion upon us; he will o su their doings.
due our iniquities : and thou wilt 14 8 Feed thy people with thy k m Ex.34.6,7. cast all their sins p into the depths rod, "the flock of thine heritage, n La.3.31,32. of the sea. which dwell solitarily in the wood, o Ro.6.14. 20 Thou q wilt perform the truth in the midst of Carmel: let them p Je.50.20. to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, feed in Bashan and Gilead, as in 9 Lu. 1.72,73. which thou hast sworn unto olu the days of old.
fathers from the days of old.
From the Creation, 3291.... Year of Hezekiah, king of Judah, 14.
B. C. 713. poured out like fire, and the rocks The majesty of God in goodness to
are thrown down by him. his people, and severity against his ' or, The
7 The LORD is good, a 4 strong
LON D is enemies.
hold in the day of trouble, and
a jealous he knoweth them that trust in him book of the vision of Nahum
God and a 8 But with an over-running flood
revenger. the Elkoshite.
he will make an utter end of the 2 1 God is jealous, a and the LORD 8 Ps.91.1.
place thereof, and darkness shall revengeth; b the LORD revengeth, 2 that hath pursue his enemies. and 2 is furious; the LORD will take
9 What do ye imagine against the vengeance on his adversaries, and 3 stand up. LORD? he will make an utter end : he reserveth wrath for his enemies.
affliction shall not rise up the 3 The Lord is slow to anger, and 4 strength.
second time. great in power, and will not at all counsellor 10 For while they be folden toacquit the wicked: the LORD hath of Belial. gether as thorns, and while they are his way in the whirlwind and in 6 or, if they drunken as drunkards, they shall the storm, and the clouds are the would have be devoured as stubble fully dry. dust of his feet.
been at 11 There is one come out of thee, 4 He rebuketh the sea, and maketh peace, so
that imagineth evil against the it dry, and drieth up all the rivers :
should they LORD, a 5 wicked counsellor.
have been Bashan languisheth, and Carmel;
12 Thus saith the LORD; 6 Though and the flower of Lebanon languish
they be quiet, and likewise many, eth.
yet thus shall they be 7 cut down, 5 The mountains quake at him,
been shorn, when he shall
pass through. and the hills melt, and the earth is and he Though I have afflicted thee, I will burned at his presence, yea, the should have afflict thee no more. world, and all that dwell therein.
passed 13 For now will I break his yoko 6 Who can stand before his indig away. from off thee, and wil burst thy nation? and who can 3 abide in the shorn. bonds in sunder. kerceness of his anger ? his fury is
14 And the LORD hath given
The armies of God.
NAHUM, II, III.
The run of Nineveh mmandment concerning thee, B. C. 713. 12 The lion did tear in pieces zt no more of thy name be sown:
enough for his whelps, and strant of the house of thy gods will I
gled for his lionesses, and alled his t off the graven image and the
holes with prey, and his dens with olten image: I will make thy & feast. ravin. ave; for thou art vile.
13 Behold, I am against thee, saith 5 Behold cupon the mountains · Belial,
the LORD of hosts, and I will bum e feet of him that bringeth good d Is.29.7,8.
her chariots in the smoke, and the lings, that publisheth peace! 0
sword shall devour thy young lions: idah, s keep thy solemn feasts, (CHAP. 2.) and I will cut off thy prey from the rform thy vows: for 9 the wicked
earth, and the voice of thy messen
or, The disrall no more pass through thee;
gers shall no more be heard. e is utterly d cut off.
hammer. CHAPTER II.
1 The miserable ruin of Nineveh : 8 udah and Isriel being punished, 2 or, pride. No power able to resist God: 15 God sendeth fearful armies against
Their sudden destruction. their enemies.
to a to the 1 bloody city! it is JE i that dasheth in pieces is or, fiery.
all full of lies and robbery; L. come up before thy face : keep
the prey departeth not; he munition, watch the way, make
5 their show.
2 The noise of a whip, and the hy loins strong, fortify thy power 6 or, gallants. noise of the rattling of the wheels nightily.
and of the prancing horses, and of 2 For the LORD hath turned away covering, the jumping chariots. he 2 excellency of Jacob, as the 2 or, coverer. 3 The horseman listeth up both *xcellency of Israel: for the empa 8 or, molten. ing spear: and there is a multitude
the 2 bright sword and the glitteriers have emptied them out, and narred their vine branches. 9 or, that of slain, and a great number of car
3 The shield of his mighty men is which was casses; and there is none end of made red, the valiant men are 3 in established, their corpses; they stumble upon scarlet: the chariots shall be with 4 or, there
their corpses : flarning torches in the day of his was a stand
4 Because of the multitude of the preparation, and the fir trees shall made. whoredoms of the well-favored be terribly shaken.
10 discovered. harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, 4 The chariots shall rage in the
that selleth nations through her streets, they shall justle one
11 or, from whoredoms, and families through against another in the broad ways:
her witchcrafts. 6 they shall seem like torches, they
5 Behold I am against thee, saith shall run like the lightnings.
the LORD of hosts; and I will dis5 He shall recount his 6 worthies: 12 or, cause cover thy skirts upon thy face, and they shall stumble in their walk; them to I will show the nations thy nakedthey shall make haste to the wall turn. ness, and the kingdoms thy shame. thereof, and the 7 defence shall be 13 or, and
6 And I will cast abominable filth prepared.
upon thee, and make thee vile, and 6 The gates of the rivers shall be
will set thee as a gazing-stock. opened, and the palace shall be 8
7. And it shall come to pass, that dissolved.
"* vessels of all they that look upon thee shall
desire. 7 And 9 Huzzab shall be 10 led
flee from thee, and say, Nineveh is away captive, she shall be hrought a Zep.2. 13. laid waste : who will bemoan her! up, and her maids shall lead her as
whence shall I seek comforters for with the voice of doves, tabering
thee? upon their breasts.
(CHAP. 3.) 8 Art thou better than populous 5 But Nineveh is 11 of old like a a Eze. 24.9. No, that was situate among the pool of water; yet they shall fee
rivers, that had the waters round away. Stand, stand, shall they cry;
about it, whose rampart was the but none shall 12 look hack.
sea, and her wall was from the sea? 9 Take ye the spoil of silver, take a flame of the 9 Ethiopia and Egypt were her the spoil of gold ; 13 for there is none
sword, and strength, and it was infinite; Put end of the store and glory out of all
the lighten- and Lubim were 4 thy helpers. the 14 pleasant furniture.
ing of the
10 Yet was she carried away, she 10 She is empty, a and void, and
went into captivity: her young chilwaste : and the heart melteth, and 3 No-Amon, dren also were dashed o in pieces the knees smite together, and much
at the top of all the streets : and pain is in all loins, and the faces of
ishing. they cast lots c for her honourable them all gather blackness.
* in thy help. men, and all her great men were 11 Where is the dwelling of the 6 Ps. 137.8,9. bound in chains. lions, and the feeding-place of the
11 Thou also shalt be, drunken:d
c Joel 3.3. young, lions, where the lion, even
thou shalt be hid, thou also shalt the old lion, walked, and the lion's d Je.25 17-27. seek strength because of the eno whelp, and none made them afraid?
HABAKKUK, 1. Fearful vengeance shor 12 All thy strong holds shall be like B. C. 713. chants above the stars of heatea Sg trees e with the first-ripe figs :
the canker-worm 5 spoileth, a If they be shaken, they shall even e Re.6.13.
fleeth away. fall into the mouth of the eater.
17 Thy crowned are as the loat: 13 Behold, thy people in the midst
and thy captains as the great gras of thee are women : f the gates of 5 Ps. 147.
13. hoppers, which camp in the heter thy land shall be set wide open h Joel 2.25. in the cold day, tut when the se unto thine enemies: the fire shall
ariseth they flee away, and the devour thy bars. 9
Sor, spread place is not known where they c? 14 Draw thee waters for the siege, eth himself. 18 Thy shepherds slumber, i fortify thy strong holds: go into i Ps. 76.6. king of Assyria : kthy 6 noblesse clay, and tread the mortar, make a Eze.31.3,
dwell in the dust: thy people is so strong the brick-kiln.
&c. tered I upon the mountains, and no 15 There shall the fire devour 6 or, valiant man gathereth them. thee; the sword shall cut thee ott,
19 There is no 7 healing of te it shall eat thee up like the canker
bruise; thy wound is grievous : worm:h make thyself many as the
that hear the bruit of thee st. canker-worm, make thyself many
clap the hands over thee · for upco as the locusts.
m Re. 18.2,3. whom m hath not thy wicked 16 Thou hast multiplied thy mer
passed continually ?
B. C. 626. 9 They shall come all for violence I Unto Habakkuk, complaining of the
5 their faces shall sup up 13th iniquity of the land, 5 is showed a La.3.8. east wind, and they shall gather the fearful vengeance by the Chal-1 or, wrested. the captivity as the sand. doans.
B Is.29.14. 10 And they shall scoff at the THE burden which Habakkuk
kings, and the princes shall be a the prophet did see.
2Ch.36.6. scorn unto them: they shall deride 2 0 LORD, how long shall I cry, 2 breadths.
every strong hold; for they shai and thou a wilt not hear! even cry
heap dust, and take it. out unto thee of violence, and thou
2 or, from 11 "Then shall his mind change wilt not save!
them shall and he shall pass over, and offend
proceed the 3 Why dost thou show me iniquity,
imputing this his power unto his and cause me to behold grievance?
of these, for spoiling and violence are before
12 T Art thou not from everlastme: and there are that raise up
ing, O LORD my God, mine Holy strife and contention.
One ? we shall not die. O LORD 4 Therefore the law is slacked, 4 sharp.
thou hast ordained them for juda and judgment doth never go forth:
ment; and, O mighty 6 God, thou for the wicked doth compass about sor, the sup
hast 7 established them for correo the righteous; therefore 1 wrong
tion. judgment proceedeth.
13 Thou art of purer eyes than to 5 T Behold ye among the heathen,
behold evil, and canst not look on and regard, and wonder marvel faces shall iniquity : wherefore lookest thou lously : for b I will work a work in look toward upon them that deal treacherously, your days, which ye will not believe, the east.
and holdest thy tongue when the though it be told you.
Heb. the wicked devoureth the man that is 6 For, lo, I raise up the c Chal op position more righteous than he? deans, that bitter and hasty nation,
14 And makest men as the fishes
faces towhich shall march through the 3
of the sea, as the 9 creeping things,
ward the breadth of the land, to possess the
that have no ruler over thenı ?
east. dwelling-places that are not their's.
15 They take up all of them with 7. They are terrible and dreadful:
the angle, they catch them in their 8 their judgment and their dignity founded. net, and gather them in their 19 shall proceed of themselves. 8 or, griev drag: therefore they rejoice and 8 Their horses also are swifter
are glad. than the leopards, and are more 4 9 or, moving. 16 Therefore d they sacrifice unto fierce than the evening wolves: 10 or, flue net. their net, and burn incense anto and their horsemen shall spread d Is. 1o. 13-15. their drags ; because by them their themselves, and their horsemen 11 fut, or, portion is fat, and their meat 11 shall come from far ; they shall fly dainty.
plenteous. 8L3 the engle that hasteth to eat
17 Shall they therefore empty their