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For his princes were at Zoan,
The burden of the beasts of the south:
Into the land of trouble and anguish,
From whence come the young and old lion,
The viper and fiery flying serpent,
They will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses,
And their treasures upon the bunches of camels,
To a people that shall not profit them.
For the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose:
Therefore have I cried concerning this, Their
Now go, write it before them in a table,
That this is a rebellious people, lying children,
Speak unto us smooth things,
Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel,
Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach
ready to fall, Swelling out in a high wall, Whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant. And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters'
That is broken in pieces; he shall not spare:
So that there shall not be found in the bursting of
it a sherd To take fire from the hearth, Or to take water withal out of the pit. For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: And ye would not.
But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses;
Therefore shall ye flee:
And, We will ride upon the swift;
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Therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.
And as an ensign on an hill.
And therefore will the Lord wait, that he may be
gracious unto you, And therefore will he be exalted, that he may have
mercy upon you: For the Lord is a God of judgment: Blessed are all they that wait for him. For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: Thou shalt weep no more:
He will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry;
When he shall hear it, he will answer thee.
And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction,
Yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more,
But thine eyes shall see thy teachers:
And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying.
This is the way, walk ye in it, When ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
Ye shall defile also the covering of thy graven
images of silver, And the ornament of thy molten images of gold: Thou shalt cast them away as a menstruous cloth; Thou shalt say unto it, Get thee hence. Then shall he give the rain of thy seed, That thou shalt sow the ground withal; And bread of the increase of the earth, And it shall be fat and plenteous: In that day shall thy cattle feed in large pastures. The oxen likewise and the young asses that ear the
ground Shall eat clean provender, Which hath been winnowed with the shovel and
with the fan. And there shall be upon every high mountain, And upon every high hill,
Rivers and streams of waters in the day of the great
slaughter, When the towers fall.
Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun,
And the light of the sun shall be sevenfold,
In the day that the Lord bindeth up the breach of
his people, And healeth the stroke of their wound.
Behold, the name of the Lord cometh from far, Burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy:
His lips are full of indignation,
And his tongue as a devouring fire:
And his breath, as an overflowing stream,
Shall reach to the midst of the neck,
To sift the nations with the sieve of vanity:
And there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people,
causing them to err. Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy
solemnity is kept; And gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a
To come into the mountain of the Lord, to the
mighty One of Israel. And the Lord shall cause his glorious voice to be
And shall shew the lighting down of his arm,
With the indignation of his anger,
And with the flame of a devouring fire,
With scattering, and tempest, and hailstones.
For through the voice of the Lord shall the Assyrian
be beaten down, Which smote with a rod.
And in every place where the grounded staff shall pass,
Which the Lord shall lay upon him,