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Behold JEHOVAH will cast, thée out,
Casting thee violently out, and will surely cover thee:
He will whirl thee round and round, and cast thee away,
Like a ball [from a sling] into a wide country:
There shalt thou die ; and there shall thy glorious

chariots
Become the shame of the house of thy lord.
And I will drive thee from thy station,
And from thy state will I overthrow thee.
And in that day I will call my servant,
Even Eliakim the son of Hilkiah :
And I will clothe him with thy robe,
And with thy baldric will I strengthen him:
And thy government will I commit to his hand;
And he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusa-

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And to the house of Judah;
And I will lay the key of the house of David upon his

shoulder;
And he shall open, and none shall shut;
And he shall shut, and none shall open.
And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place ;
And he shall become a glorious seat for his father's

house:
And they shall hang upon him all the glory of his

father's house,
The offspring of high and of low degree ;
Every small vessel ; from every sort of goblets,
To every sort of meaner vessels.
In that day, saith JEHOVAH God of Hosts,
The nail once fastened in a sure place shall be moved;
And it shall be hewn down, and it shall fall;
And the burden which was upon it, shall be cut off ;
For JEHOVAH hath spoken it.

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CHAP. 1 THE ORACLE CONCERNING TYRE.
XXIII.

HOWL, O) ye ships of Tarshish!
For she is utterly destroyed both within and without:
From the land of Chittim the tidings are brought unto

them.

2 Be silent, O ye inhabitants of the sea-coast: . The merchants of Sidon, they that pass over the sea,

crowded thee. 3 And the seed of the Nile, growing from abundant wa

ters, The harvest of the river, was her revenue: And she became the mart of the nations. 4 Be thou ashamed, O Sidon ; for the sea hath spoken,

Even the mighty fortress of the sea, saying:
I am, as if I had not travailed, nor brought forth chil-

dren'; As if I had not nourished youths, nor educated virgins. 5 When the tidings shall reach Egypt,

They shall be seized with anguish at the tidings of Tyre. 6 Pass ye over to Tarshish; howl, O ye inhabitants of the

sea-coast! 7 Is this your triumphant city; whose antiquity is of the

earliest date? Her own feet bear her far away to sojourn. 8 Who hath purposed this against Tyre, who dispensed

crowns; Whose merchants were princes; whose traders were

nobles of the land? 9 JEHOVAH God of Hosts hath counselled it;

To stain the pride of all beauty;

To make contemptible all the nobles of the earth. 10 Overflow thy land, like a river, . O daughter of Tarshish; the mound (that kept in thy

waters] is no more. 1] He hath stretched his hand over the sea; he hath shaken

the kingdoms : JEHOVAH hath issued a command concerning Canaan,

that they should destroy her strong places.
12 And he hath said: Thou shalt triumph no more,

O thou defloured virgin, the daughter of Sidon!
To Chittim arise, pass over; even there thou shalt have

no rest.
13. Behold the land of the Chaldeans:

This people was of no account;
(The Assyrian founded it for the inhabitants of the

desert;

They raised the watch-towers, they set up the palaces

thereof);

This people hath reduced her to a ruin.
14 Howl, o ye ships of Tarshish; for your stronghold is

destroyed.
15 And it shall come to pass in that day,

That Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years,
According to the days of one king :
At the end of seventy years

Tyre shall sing, as the harlot singeth.
16 Take thy lyre, go about the city,) harlot long forgotten;

Strike the lyre artfully; multiply the song; that thou

mayest again be remembered.
17 And at the end of seventy years

JEHOVAII will take account of Tyre:
And she shall return to her gainful practice;
And she shall play the harlot with all the kingdoms of

the world,

That are upon the face of the earth.
18 But her traffic, and her gain, shall be holy to JEHOVAH:

It shall not be treasured, nor shall it be kept in store;
For her traffic shall be for them that dwell before JE-

HOVAH,
For food sufficient, and for durable clothing.

CHAP. 1 BEHOLD), JEHOVAH emptieth the land and maketh it XXIV.

waste; He even turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad

the inhabitants.
2 And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest;

As with the servant, so with his master; .
As with the handmaid, so with the mistress ;
As with the buyer, so with the seller ;
As with the borrower, so with the lender;

As with the usurer, so with the giver of usury:
3 The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled;

For JEHOVAH hath spoken this word.
. 4 The land mourneth, it withereth;

The world languisheth, it withereth;
The lofty people of the land do languish.

5 The land is even polluted under her inhabitants ; For they have transgressed the law, they have changed

the decree;
They have broken the everlasting covenant.
6 Therefore hath a curse devoured the land ;

Because they are guilty, that dwell in her.
Therefore are the inhabitants of the land destroyed;

And few are the mortals that are left in her.
9 The new wine mourneth; the vine languisheth;

All, that were glad of heart, sigh. 8 The joyful sound of the tabour ceaseth :

The noise of exultation is no more;

The joyful sound of the harp ceaseth: . 9 With songs they shall no more drink wine ;

The palm-wine shall be bitter to them that drink it. 10 The city is broken down; it is desolate:

Every house is obstructed, so that no one can enter. 11 There is a cry in the streets for wine ;

All gladness is passed away;

The joy of the whole land is banished. 12 Desolation is left in the city;

And with a great tumult the gate is battered down. 13 Yea thus shall it be in the very centre of the land, in

the midst of the people ; As the shaking of the olive; as the gleaning when the

vintage is finished. 14 But these shall lift up their voice, they shall sing;

The waters shall resound with the exultation of JEHO

VAH. 15 Wherefore in the distant coasts, glorify ye JEHOVAH; In the distant coasts of the sea, the name of JEHOVAH,

the God of Israel. 16 From the uttermost part of the land, we have heard

songs, Glory to the righteous ! But I said, Alas, my wretchedness, my wretchedness! Wo is me! the plunderers plunder; Yea the plunderers still continue their cruel depreda

tions.

17 The terror, the pit, and the snare,

Are upon thee, O inhabitant of the land :
18 And it shall be, that whoso fleeth from the terror,

He shall fall into the pit;
And whoso escapeth from the pit,

He shall be taken in the snare :
For the flood-gates from on high are opened ;

And the foundations of the earth tremble.
19 The land is grievously shaken;

The land is utterly shattered to pieces ;

The land is violently moved out of her place;
20 The land reeleth to and fro like a drunkard;

And moveth this way and that, like a lodge for a night:
For her iniquity lieth heavy upon her ;

And she shall fall, and rise no more.
21 And it shall come to pass in that day,

JEHOVAH shall summon on high the host that is on high;

And on earth the kings of the earth :
22 And they shall be gathered together, as in a bundle for

the pit;
And shall be closely imprisoned in the prison :

And, after many days, account shall be taken of them. 23 And the moon shall be confounded, and the sun shall

23 And the hamed: God of

For JEHOVAH God of Hosts shall reign
On Mount Sion, and in Jerusalem ;
And before his ancients shall he be glorified.

never shou the fierce peopes shall fea

CHAP. 1 O JEHOVAH, thou art my God :
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I will exalt thee; I will praise thy name :
For thou hast effected wonderful things';

Counsels of old time, promises immutably true.
2 For thou hast made the city an heap;

The strongly fortified citadel a ruin:
The palace of the proud ones, that it should be no more

a city;
That it never should be built up again.
3 Therefore shall the fierce people glorify thee ;

The city of the formidable nations shall fear thee :
4 For thou hast been a defence to the poor ;

A defence to the needy in his distress :
A refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat;
When the blast of the formidable rages like a winter

storm.
5 As the heat in a parched land, the tumult of the proud

shalt thou bring low;

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