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And OVAH reman forsake earth sh

For thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth ;
And the reproach of thy widowhood thou shalt remem-

ber no more.
5 For thy husband is thy maker;

JEHOVAH God of Hosts is his name :
And thy redeemer is the Holy One of Israel;

The God of the whole earth shall he be called. 6 For as a woman forsaken, and deeply afflicted, hath JE

HOVAH recalled thee;
And as a wife, wedded in youth, but afterwards rejected,

saith thy God.
my In a little anger have I forsaken thee;

But with great mercies will I receive thee again: 8 In a short wrath I hid my face for a moment from thee;

But with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee;

Saith thy redeemer JEHOVAH.. 9 The same will I do now, as in the days of Noah, when

I sware,
That the waters of Noah should no more pass over the

earth :
So have I sworn, that I will not be wroth with thee, nor

rebuke thee.
10 For the mountains shall be removed ;

And the hills shall be overthrown:
But my kindness from thee shall not be removed ;
And the covenant of my peace shall not be overthrown;
Saith JEHOVAH, who beareth towards thee the most

tender affection. 11 . 0 thou afflicted, beaten with the storm, destitute of

consolation !
Behold I lay thy stones in cement of vermilion,

And thy foundations with sapphires:
12 . And I will make of rubies thy battlements ;

And thy gates of carbuncles;
And the whole circuit of thy walls shall be of precious

stones:
13 And all thy children shall be taught by JEHOVAH;

And great shall be the prosperity of thy children. 14 In righteousness shalt thou be established:

Be thou far from oppression; yea thou shalt not fear it;

And from terror; for it shall not approach thee. 15 Behold, they shall be leagued together, but not by my Whosoever is leagued against thee, shall come over to

command;

thy side.
16 Behold, I have created the smith,.

Who bloweth up the coals into a fire,

And produceth instruments according to his work; y And I have created the destroyer to lay waste. Whatever weapon is formed against thee, it shall not

prosper;
And against every tongue, that contendeth with thee, .

thou shalt obtain thy cause.
This is the heritage of JEHOVAH's servants.
And their justification from me, saith JEHOVAH.

CHAP. 1 Ho! every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters! LV.

And that hath no silver, come ye, buy, and eat!
· Yea, come, buy ye without silver ; :

And without price, wine and milk.
2 Wherefore do ye weigh out your silver for that which

is no bread?
And your riches, for that which will not satisfy ?
Attend, and hearken unto me; and eat that which is

truly good;
And your soul shall feast itself with the richest delicacies.
3 Incline your ear, and come unto me; .

Attend, and your soul shall live:
And I will make with you an everlasting covenant;
I will give you the gracious promises made to David,

which never shall fail.
4 Behold, for a witness to the peoples I have given him ;

A leader, and a lawgiver to the nations.
5 Behold, the nation, whom thou knewest not, thou shalt

call;
And the nation, who knew not thee, shall run unto thee,
For the sake of JEHOVAH thy God;
And for the Holy One of Israel, for he hath glorified

thee.

6 Seek ye JEHOVAH, while he may be found;

Call ye upon him, while he is near at hand; 7 Let the wicked forsake his way,

And the unrighteous man his thoughts ;

And let him return unto JEHOVAH, for he will receive

him with compassion;
And unto our God, for he aboundeth in forgiveness.
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts;

Neither are your ways iny ways, saith JEHOVAH.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth;

So are my ways higher than your ways,

And my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 Verily, like as the rain descendeth,

And the snow, from the heavens;
And thither it doth not return;
But moisteneth the earth,
And maketh it generate, and put forth its increase;
That it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the

eater:
11 So shall be the word which goeth forth from my mouth;

It shall not return unto me fruitless;
But it shall effect what I have willed ;

And make the purpose succeed, for which I have sent it. 12 Surely with joy shall ye go forth,

And with peace shall ye be led onward :
The mountains and the hills shall burst forth before you

into song;
And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thorny bushes shall grow up the fir-tree;

And instead of the bramble shall grow up the myrtle :
And it shall be unto JEHOVAH for a memorial;
For a perpetual sign, which shall not be abolished.

LVI,

CHAP. 1 THUS saith JEHOVAH:

Keep ye judgment, and practise righteousness;
For my salvation is near, just ready to come ;

And my righteousness, to be revealed.
2 Blessed is the mortal that doeth this;

And the son of man that holdeth it fast;
That keepeth the sabbath, and profaneth it not;
And restraineth his hand from doing evil.

3

And let the son of the stranger speak,
That cleaveth unto JEHOVAH, saying:
JEHOVAH hath utterly separated me from his people.

Neither let the eunuch say:

Behold, I am a dry tree.
4 For thus saith JEHOVAH to the eunuchs:
Whoever of them shall have kept my sabbaths,
And shall have chosen that in which I delight,

And shall have stedfastly maintained my covenant; 5 To them I will give in my house,

And within my walls, a memorial and a name,
Better than that of sons and daughters:
An everlasting name will I give them,

Which shall never be cut off. 6 And the sons of the stranger, who cleave unto JEHOVAH;

To minister unto him, and to love the name of JEHOVAH,
And to become his servants :
Every one that keepeth the sabbath, and profaneth it not;

And that stedfastly maintaineth my covenant; ng Them will I bring unto my holy mountain ;

And I will make them rejoice in my house of prayer:
Their burnt-offerings and their sacrifices shall be accept-

ed on mine altar;
For my house shall be called, The house of prayer for

all the peoples.
8 Thus saith the Lord JEHOVAH,

Who gathereth together the outcasts of Israel :
Yet will I gather others unto him, beside those that are

already gathered.

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9 O ALL ye beasts of the field, come away;

Come to devour, O all ye beasts of the forest! 10 His watchmen are blind, all of them; they are igno

rant;
They are all of them dumb dogs, they cannot bark:

Dreåmers, sluggards, loving to slumber. 11 Yea these dogs are of untamed appetite;

They know not to be satisfied.
And the shepherds themselves cannot understand:
They all of them turn aside to their own way;

Each to his own lucre, from the highest to the lowest. 12 Come on, let us provide wine; .

And let us swill strong drink:.
And as to-day, so shall be the cheer of to-morrow;.
Great, even far more abundant.

CHAP. 1 The righteous man perisheth, and no one considereth; LVII. And pious men are taken away, and no one understand

eth, That the righteous man is taken away because of the evil. 2 He shall go in peace : he shall rest in his bed;

Even the perfect man; he that walketh in the strait path. 3 But ye, draw ye near hither, O ye sons of the sor

ceress;
Ye seed of the adulterer, and of the harlot!
4 Of whom do ye make your sport?

At whom do ye widen the mouth, and loll the tongue ?

Are ye not apostate children, a false seed ? 5 Burning with the lust of idols under every green tree; Slaying the children in the vallies, under the clefts of the

rocks?
6 Among the smooth stones of the valley is thy portion;

These, these are thy lot;
Even to these hast thou poured out thy libation,
Hast thou presented thine offering.

Can I see these things with acquiescence ?
7 Upon a high and lofty mountain hast thou set thy bed;

Even thither hast thou gone up to offer sacrifice. 8 Behind the door and the door-posts hast thou set thy

memorial : Thou hast departed from me, and art gone up; thou

hast enlarged thy bed;
And thou hast made a covenant with them :
Thou hast loved their bed; thou hast provided a place

for it.
9 And thou hast visited the king with a present of oil ;

And hast multiplied thy precious ointments :
And thou hast sent thine ambassadors afar;

And hast debased thyself even to Hades.
10 In the length of thy journeys thou hast wearied thyself;

Thou hast said, There is no hope :
Thou hast found the support of thy life by thy labour;

Therefore thou hast not utterly fainted.
11 And of whom hast thou been so anxiously afraid, that

thou shouldst thus deal falsely ? And hast not remembered me, nor revolved it in thy

mind ?

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