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11 Tremble, O) ye that are at case; be ye disquieted, 0 ye

careless ones!
Strip ye, make ye bare; and gird ye sackcloth
12 Upon your loins, upon your breasts: -

Mourn ye for the pleasant field, for the fruitful vine.
13 Over the land of my people the thorn and the brier

shall come up;

Yea, over all the joyous houses, over the exulting city, 14 For the palace is deserted, the populous city is left deso

late; Ophel and the watch-tower shall for a long time be a

den,

A joy of wild asses, a pasture for the flocks:
15 Tiil the Spirit from on high be poured out upon us;

And the wilderness become a fruitful field;

And the fruitful field be esteemed a forest : 16 And judgment shall dwell in the wilderness;

And in the fruitful field shall reside righteousness. 17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace;

And the effect of righteousness perpetual quiet and secui

rity:
18 And my people shall dwell in a peaceful mansion,

And in habitations secure,

And in resting places undisturbed. 19 But the hail shall fall, and the forest be brought down;

And the city shall be laid level with the plain.
20 Blessed are ye, who sow your seed in every well watered

place;
Who send forth the foot of the ox and the ass.

XXXIII.

CHAP. 1 Wo unto thee, thou spoiler, who hast not been spoiled

thyself;
And thou plunderer, who hast not been plundered:
When thou hast ceased to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled;
When thou art weary of plundering, they shall plunder

thee.

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O JEHOVAH, have mercy on us; we have trusted in

thee;
Be thou our strength every morning ;
Even our salvation in the time of distress.

3. From thy terrible voice the peoples fled;
When thou didst raise thyself up, the nations were dis-

persed.
4 But your spoil shall be gathered, as the locust gathereth;
As the caterpillar runneth to and fro, so shall they run,

and seize it.

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5 JEHOVAH is exalted; yea, he dwelleth on high:

He hath filled Sion with judgment and justice.
6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy

times,
The possession of continued salvation ;
The fear of JEHOVAH, this shall be thy treasure.

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7 Behold the mighty men raise a grievous cry;

The messengers of peace weep bitterly.
8 The high ways are desolate; the traveller ceaseth :
He hath broken the covenant; he hath rejected the

offered cities;
Of men he maketh no account.
9 The land mourneth, it languisheth;

Libanus is put to shame, it withereth:
Sharon is become like a desert; .
And Bashan and Carmel are stripped of their beauty.

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10 Now will I arise, saith JEHOVAH;

Now will I lift myself up on high ; now will I be exalted. 11 Ye shall conceive chaff; ye shall bring forth stubble ;

And my spirit like fire shall consume you. 12 And the peoples shall be burned, as the lime is burned ;

As the thorns are cut up, and consumed in the fire. 13 Hear, 0 ye that are afar off, my doings;

And acknowledge, O ye that are near, my power.
14 The sinners in Sion are struck with dread;

Terror hath seized the hypocrites:
Who among us can abide this consuming fire?

Who among us can abide these continued burnings ?
15 He who walketh in perfect righteousness, and speaketh

right things;
Who detesteth the lucre of oppression ;
Who shaketh his hands from bribery;
Who stoppeth his ears to the proposal of bloodshed;

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Who shutteth his eyes against the appearance of evil: 16 His dwelling shall be in the high places;

The strongholds of the rocks shall be his lofty fortress:
His bread shall be duly furnished; his waters shall not

fail.
17 Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty;

They shall see thine own land far extended.
18 Thine heart shall reflect on the past terror:
Where is now the accomptant? where the weigher of

tribute ?
Where is he, that numbered the towers?
19 Thou shalt see no more that barbarous people :

The people of a deep speech, which thou couldst not

hear; And of a stammering tongue, which thou couldst not

understand.
20 Thou shalt see Sion, the city of our solemn feasts;

Thine eyes shall behold Jerusalem,
The quiet habitation, the tabernacle unshaken:
Whose stakes shall not be plucked up for ever,

And of whose cords none shall be broken.
21 But the glorious name of JEHOVAH shall be unto us,

A place of confluent streams, of broad rivers;
Which no oared ship shall pass,

Neither shall any mighty vessel go through.
22 For JEHOVAH is our judge; JEHOVAH is our lawgiver;

JEHOVAH is our king: he shall save us.

23 Thy sails are loose; they cannot make them fast:
· Thy mast is not firm; they cannot spread the ensign.

Then shall a copious spoil be divided ;

Even the lame shall seize the prey. 24 Neither shall the inhabitant say, I am disabled with

sickness: The people, that dwelleth therein, is freed from the

punishment of their iniquity.

CHAP. 1 XXXIV.

DRAW near, 0 ye nations, and hearken;
And attend unto me, O ye peoples!
Let the earth hear, and the fulness thereof;
The world, and all that spring from it.

2 For the wrath of JEHOVAH is kindled against all the

nations; And his anger against all the orders thereof: He hath devoted them; he hath given them up to

slaughter. 3 And their slain shall be cast out;

And from their carcasses their stink shall ascend;

And the mountains shall melt down with their blood. 4 And all the host of heaven shall waste away;

And the heavens shall be rolled up like a scroll:
And all their host shall wither;
As the withered leaf falleth from the vine,

And as the blighted fruit from the fig-tree.
5 For my sword is made bare in the heavens:

Behold, on Edom it shall descend;

And on the people justly by me devoted to destruction. 6 The sword of JEHOVAH is glutted with blood;

It is pampered with fat;
With the blood of lambs, and of goats;
With the fat of the reins of rams:
For JEHOVAH celebrateth a sacrifice in Botsrah,

And a great slaughter in the land of Edom. . ng And the wild goats shall fall down with them;

And the bullocks, together with the bulls:
And their own land shall be drunken with their blood,

And their dust shall be enriched with fat. 8 For it is the day of vengeance to JEHOVAH; The year of recompense to the defenders of the cause of

Sion. 9 And her torrents shall be turned into pitch,

And her dust into sulphur;

And her whole land shall become burning pitch; 10 By night or by day it shall not be extinguished;

For ever shall her smoke ascend :
From generation to generation she shall lie desert;

To everlasting ages no one shall pass through her; 11 But the pelican and the porcupine shall inherit her;

And the owl and the raven shall inhabit there :
And he shall stretch over her the line of devastation,

And the plummet of emptiness over her scorched plains. . 12 No more shall they boast the renown of the kingdom; And all her princes shall utterly fail.

13 And in her palaces shall spring up thorns ;

The nettle and the bramble, in her fortresses ;
And she shall become an habitation for dragons,

A court for the daughters of the ostrich.
14 And the jackals and the mountain-cats shall meet one

another;
And the satyr shall call to his fellow:
There also the screech-owl shall pitch;

And shall find for herself a place of rest.
15 There shall the night-raven make her nest, and lay her

eggs ;
And she shall hatch them, and gather her young under

her shadow:
There also shall the vultures be gathered together ;

Every one of them shall join her mate.
16 Consult ye the book of JEHOVAH, and read :

Not one of these shall be missed ;
Not a female shall lack her mate:
For the mouth of JEHOVAH hath given the command ;

And his spirit itself hath gathered them.
17 And he hath cast the lot for them ;

And his hand hath meted out their portion by the line :
They shall possess the land for a perpetual inheritance ;
From generation to generation shall they dwell therein.

CHAP. 1 The desert, and the waste, shall be glad;
XXXV. And the wilderness shall rejoice, and flourish:

2 Like the rose shall it beautifully flourish;

And the well-watered plain of Jordan shall also rejoice :
The glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it,
The beauty of Carmel and of Sharon :
These shall behold the glory of JEHOVAH,

The majesty of our God. :
3 Strengthen ye the feeble hands,

And confirm ye the tottering knees.
4 Say ye to the faint-hearted : Be ye strong ;

Fear ye not; behold your God!
Vengeance will come; the retribution of God.

He himself will come, and will deliver you.
ỹ Then shall be unclosed the eyes of the blind;

And the ears of the deaf shall be opened :
6 Then shall the lame bound like the hart,

And the tongue of the dumb shall sing :

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