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judgment to light, he faileth not;ic 13 The rempant of Israel shall but the unjust kuoweth no shame. not do iniquity, nor speak lies ; nei

6 I have cut off the nations : their ther shall a deceitful tongue be towers are desolate ; I made their found in their mouth: for they shall streets waste, that none passeth by : feed and lie down, and none shall their cities are destroyed, so that make them afraid. there is no man, that there is none 14 | Sing, O daughter of Zion ; inbabitant.

shout, O Israel; be glad and re67 I said, Surely thou wilt fear me, joice with all the heart, o daughter thou wilt receive instruction; so of Jerusalem. their dwelling should not be cut off, b 15 The LORD bath taken away howsoever I punished them: but they thy judgments, he hath cast out rose early, and corrupted all their thine enemy : the King of Israel, doings.

even the LORD, is in the midst of 1 8 1 Therefore, wait ye upon me, thee : thou shalt not see evil any saith the Lord, until the day that I more. rise up to the prey, for my determi- 16 In that day it shall be said to nation is to gather the nations, that Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to I may assemble the kingdoms, to Zion, Let not thy bands be slack. pour upon them mine indignation, b 17' The Lord thy God in the even all my fierce anger: for all the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, earth shall be devoured with the he will rejoice over thee with joy ; fire of my jealousy.

he will rest in his love, he will joy d 9 For ihen will I turn to the peo- over thee with singing. ple a pure language, that they may 18 I will gather them that are sor all call upon the name of the LORD, rowful for the solemn assembly, roho to serve him with one consent. are of thee, to whom the reproach

10 From beyond the rivers of of it was a burden. Ethiopia my suppliants, even the 19 Behold, at that time I will daughter of my dispersed, shall undo all that afflict thee : and I will bring mine offering.

save her that halteth, and gather cli In that day shalt thou not be her that was driven out; and I will ashamed for all ihy doings, wherein get them praise and fame in every thou hast transgressed against me : land where they have been put to for then I will take away out of the shame. midst of thee them that rejoice in thy b 20 At that time will I bring you pride, and thou shalt no more be again, even in the time that I ga. haughty because of my holy moun- ther you : for I will make you a tain.

name and a praise among all people d 12 I will also leave in the midst of the earth,

when I turn back your of thee an afflicted and poor people, captivity before your eyes, saith the and they shall trust in the name of LORD the LORD.

, LORD of


and to Joshua the son of Josedech, f the second year of Darius the high priest, saying, in the first day of the month, camé hosts, saying, This people say, The the word of the LORD by Haggai time is not come, the time that tbe the prophet unto Zerubbabel the Lord's house should be built son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, 3 Then came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet, say- the high priest, and the spirit of all ing,

the remnant of the people; and they Is it tiine for you, O ye, to came and did work in the house of dwell in your ceiled houses, and this the Lord of hosts, their God, house lie waste ?

15 lu the four and lwentieth day d 5 Now, therefore, thus saith the of the sixth mouth, in the second LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. year of Darius the king. i 6 Ye have sown much, and bring

CHAP. II. enough; ye drink, bui ye are not and twentieth day of the month, filled with drink; ye clothe you, but came the word of ibe LORD by the there is none warm; and 'he that prophet Haggai, saying, earneth wages, earneth wages to 2 Speak now to Zerubbabel the mit it into a bag with holes. son of Shealtiel, governor of Jud7 | Thus saith the Lord of hosts; dah, and to Joshua the son of JoConsider your ways.

sedech the high priest, and to the 8 Go up to the mountain, and residue of the people, saying, bring wood, and build the house ; 3 Who is left among you that saw and I will take pleasure in it, and 1 this house in her first glory ? and will be glorified, saith the Lord. how do ye see it now ? is i not in f 9 Ye looked for much, and lo, it your eyes in comparison of it as came to little ; and when ye brought nothing? it home, I did blow upon it. Why? d 4 Yet now be strong, O Zerubsaith the LORD of hosts. Because babel, saith the LORD; and be of my house that is waste, and ye strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech run every man unto his own house.

the high priest ; and be strong, all 10 Therefore, the heaven over ye people of the land, saith the you is stayed from dew, and the LORD, and work : for I am with earth is stayed from her fruit. you, saith the LORD of hosts :

11 And I called for a drought 5 According to the word that I upon the land, and upon the moun- covenanted with you when ye came tains, and upon the corn, and upon ou' of Egypt, so my Spirit remainthe new wine, and upon the oil, eth among you ; fear ye not. and upon that which the ground r 6 For thus saith the Lord of bringeih forth, and upon men, and hosts ; Yet once, it is a little while, upon cattle, and upon all the labour and I will shake the heavens, and of the hands.

the earth, and the sea, and the dry 12 ( Then Zerubbabel the son of land ; Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Jo-**7 And I will shake all nations, sedech, the high priest, with all the and the Desire of all nations shall remnant of the people, obeyed the come: and I will fill this house with voice of the LORD their God, and glory, saith the Lord of hosts. the words of Haggai the prophet, i 8 "The silver is mine, and the gold as the LORD their God had sent is mine, saith the Lord of hosts. him, and the people did fear before. 9 The glory of this latter house the Lord.

shall be greater than of the former, 13 Then spake Haggai the saith the LORD of hosts : and in this Lond's messenger in the Lord's place will I give peace, saith the message unto the people, saying, I LORD of hosts. am with you, saith the Lord. f 10 f In the four and twentieth t 14 And the LORD stirred up the day of the ninth month, in the sespirit of Zerubbabel the sca of She cond year of Darius, came the word altiel, governor of Judah, and the of the Lord by Haggai the prospirit of Joshua the son of Josedech, I phet, saying,

d 11 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, turned not to me, saith the LORD. Ask now the priests concerning the 18 Consider now from this day law, saying,

and upward, from the four and 12 li one bear holy flesh in the twentieth day of the ninth month, skirt of his garment, and with his even from the day that the foundation skirt do touch bread, or pottage, or of the Lord's temple was laid, conwine, or oil, or any meat, shall it be sider il. holy? And the priests answered and b 19 Is the seed yet in the barn ? said, No.

yea, as yet the vine, and the tig-tree, L 13 Then said Haggai, If one that and the pomegranate, and the oliveis unclean by a dead body touch tree, hath not brought forth : from any of these, shall it be unclean ? this day will I bless you. And the priests answered and said, 20 1 And again the word of the It shall be unclean.

LORD came unto Haggai in the four 14 Then answered Haggai, and and twentieth day of ihe month, say, said, So is this people, and so is this ing, nation before me, saith the LORD; 21 Speak to Zerubbabel, goverand so is every work of their bands; or of Judah, saying, I will shake the and that which they offer there is heavens and the earth ; unclean.

22 And I will overthrow the 15 And now, I pray you, consi- throue of kingdoms, and I will deder from this day and upward, from stroy the strength of the kingdoms before a stone was laid upon a stone of the heathen; and I will overthrow in the temple of the LORD : the chariots, and those that ride in f 16 Since those days were, when them; and the horses and their rione came to a heap of twenty mea- ders shall come down, every one by sures, there were but ten: when one the sword of bis brother. came to the press-fat for to draw b 23 In that day, saith the LORD of out fifty vessels out of the press, there hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbawere but twenty.

bel, my servant, the son of Shealc 17 | I smote you with blasting tiel, saith the LORD, and will make and with mildew and with hail in thee as a signet; for I have chosen all the labours of your hands; yet ye thee, suith the LORD of hosts.


evil ways, and from your evil dof TN the eighth month, in the se. ings; but they did not hear, nor the word of the LORD unto Zecha- 5 Your fathers, where are they? riah, the son of Barachiah, the son and the prophels, do they live for of Iddo the prophet, saying,

ever ? 2 The Lord hath been sore dis- c 6 But, my words and my sta. pleased with your fathers. tutes, which I commanded my serd 3 Therefore, say thou unto them, vants the prophets, did they not Thus saith the Lord of hosts ; Turn take hold of your fathers ? and they ye unto me, saith the LORD of hosts, returned and said, Like as the LORD and I will turn unto you, saith the of hosts thought to do unto us, aeLORD of hosts.

cording to our ways, and according C 4 Be ye not as your fathers, unto 10 our doings, so hath be dealt with whom the former prophets have us. cried, saying, Thus saith the LORD $ 1 Upon the four and twentieth of hosts; Turn ye now from your day of the eleventh month, which is

the month Sebat, in the second year abroad; and the LORD shall yet
of Darius, came the word of the comfort Zion, and shall yet choose
Lord unto Zechariah, the son of Jerusalem.
Barachiah, the son of Iddo the pro-lv 18 Then lifted I up mine eyes,


and behold four horns. v 8 I saw by night, and behold a 19 And I said unto the angel that man riding upon a red horse, and he talked with me, What be these? stood among the myrtle-trees that and be answered me, These are the were in the bottom; and behind him horns which have scattered Judah, were there red horses, speckled, and Israel, and Jerusalem. white.

20 And the LORD shewed me 9 Then said I, O my lord, what four carpenters. are these ? And the angel that talk-21 Then said I, What come these ed with me said unto me, I will shew 10 do ? And he spake, saying, These thee what these be.

are the horns which have scattered 10 And the man that stood among Judah, so that no man did lift up his the myrtle-trees answered and said, head: but these are come to fray

These are they whom the LORD hath them, to cast out the horns of the sent to walk to and fro through the Gentiles, which listed up their horn earth.

over the land of Judah to scatter it. 11 And they answered the angel

CHAP. II, of the LORD that stood among the v LIFTED up mine eyes again, myrtle-trees, and said, We have and looked, and behold a man walked to and fro through the earth, with a measuring line in his hand. and behold, all the earth sitteth still, g 2 Then said I, Whither goest and is at rest.

ihou ? And he said unto me, To g 12 1 Then the angel of the LORD measure Jerusalem, to see whai is answered and said, o LORD of the breadth thereof, and what is the hosts, how long wilt thou not have length thereof. mercy on Jerusalem and on the 3 And behold, the angel that talkcities of Judah, against which thou ed with me went forth, and another hast had indignation these threescore angel went out to meet him, and ten years ?

4 And said unto him, Run, speak 13 And the LORD answered the to this young man, saying, Jerusalem angel that talked with me with good shall be inhabited as towns without words and comfortable words. walls for the multitude of men and

14 So the angel that communed cattle therein : with me said unto me, Cry thou, b 5 For I, saith the LORD, will be saying, Thus saith the LORD of unto her a wall of fire round about, hosts; 'I am jealous for Jerusalem and will be the glory in the midst of and for Zion with a great jealousy: her. w 15 And I am very sore displeased 6 | Ho, ho, come forth, and flee with the heathen that are at ease : from the land of the north, saith the for I was but a little displeased, and LORD: for I have spread you they helped forward the affliction. abroad as the four winds of the b 16 Therefore thus saith the LORD: heaven, saith the LORD, I am returned to Jerusalem with g 7 Deliver thyself, O Zion, that mercies : my house shall be built in dwellest with the daughter of Babyit, saith the LORD of hosts, and a lon. line shall be stretched forth upon t 8 For thus saith the LORD of Jerusalem.

hosts: After the glory hath he sent b 17 Cry yet, saying, Thus saith the me unto the nations which spoiled LORD of hosts : My cities through you: for he that toucheth you, prosperity shall yet be spread lioucheth the apple of his eye.


9 For behold, I will shake my give thee places to walk among band upon them, and they shall be these that stand by. a spoil to their servants: and ye shall ** 8 Hear now, O Joshua the high know that the LORD of hosts hath priest, thou and thy fellows that sit sent me.

before thee : for they are men wonb 10 | Sing and rejoice, O daugh- dered al; for behold, I will bring ter of Zion : for lo, 1 come, and I forth my servant The BRANCH. will dwell in the midst of thee, saith 9. Forbehold the stone that I have the LORD.

laid before Joshua ; upon one stone 11 And many nations shall be shall be seven eyes : behold, I will joined to the LORD in that day, and engrave the graving thereof, saith shall be my people : and I will dwell the LORD of hosts, and I will rein the midst of ihee, and thou shalt move the iniquity of that land in one know that the Lord of hosts hath day. sent me unto thee.

b 10 In that day, saith the Lord of b 12 And the LORD shall inherit hosts, shall ye call every man his Judah his portion in the holy land, neighbour under the vine and under and shall choose Jerusalem again. 'the fig-tree, 13 Be silent, О all flesh, before

CHAP. IV. the LORD : for he is raised up out of his holy habitation.


me came again, and waked CHAP. III.

me, as a man that is wakened out A Nibhe shelted med:ogh before of his soleto

high priest standing before v 2 And said unto me. What seest the angel of the LORD, and Satan thou ! And I said, I have looked, standing at his right hand to resist and behold a candlestick, all of him.

gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, A2 And the LORD said unto Satan, and his seven lamps thereon, and The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan ; seven pipes to the seven lamps, even the LORD that hath chosen Je- which are upon the top thereof : rusalem rebuke thee: is not this a 3 And two olive-trees by it, one brand plucked out of the fire ? upon the right side of the bowl, and i 3 Now Joshua was clothed with the other upon the left side thereof. filthy garments, and stood before a 4 So I answered and spake to the the angel.

angel that talked with me, saying, 4 And he answered and spake What are these, my lord ? unto those that stood before him, 5 Then the angel that talked with saying, Take away the filthy gar-me answered and said unto me, ments from him. And unto him he Knowest thou not what these bei said, Behold, I have caused thine and I said, No, my lord. iniquity to pass from thee, and I will I 6 Then he answered and spake clothe thee with change of raiment unto me, saying, This is the word

5 And I said, Let them set a fair of the LORD'unto Zerubbabel, say. mitre upon his head. So they set a ing. Not by might, nor by power, fair mitre upon his head, and clothed but by my Spirii, saith the LORD of him with garments. And the angel hosts. of the Lord stood by.

A7 Who art thou, O great moun6 And the angel of the LORD tain ? before Zerubbabel thou shalt protested unto Joshua, saying, become a plain : and he shall bring d 7 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; forth the beadstone thereof with If thou wilt walk in my ways, and shoutings, crying, Grace, grace, if thou wilt keep my charge, then unto it. thou shalt also judge my house, and 8 Moreover the word of the LORD shall also keep my courts, and I will I came unto me, saying,

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