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8 And his land is filled with idols; ' ,';: .

He boweth himself down to the work of his hands;

To that which his fingers have made : i 9 Therefore shall the mean man be bowed down, and the .. mighty man shall be humbled;

And thou wilt not forgive them.

10. Go into the rock, and hide thyself in the dust;
From the fear of JEHOVAH, and from the glory of his

.: When he ariseth to strike the earth with terror.
11 The lofty eyes of men shall be humbled; .. .
" The highth of mortals shall bow down;
. And JEHOVAH alone shall be exalted in that day.
12 For the day of JEHOVAH God of Hosts is against every

thing great and lofty;
And against every thing that is exalted, and it shall be

13 Even against all the cedars of Lebanon, the high and the
. exalted; : . . .. .

And against all the oaks of Basan:. . is 14 And against all the mountains, the high ones; “. And against all the hills, the exalted ones; 15 And against every tower, high-raised;

And against every mound, strongly fortified: ..., 16 And against all the ships of Tarshish;

And against every lovely work of art. 17 And the pride of man shall bow down;

And the highth of mortals shall be humbled; ...

And JEHOVAH alone shall be exalted in that day:
18 And the idols shall totally disappear:
19 And they shall go into caverns of rocks, and into holes

of the dust; . .
From the fear of JEHOVAH, and from the glory of his

When he ariseth to strike the earth with terror.
20 In that day shall a man cast away his idols of silver,

And his idols of gold, which they have made to worship,

To the moles and to the bats; . 21 To go into caves of the rocks, and into clefts of the

. craggy rocks;

From the fear of JEHOVAH, and from the glory of his

When he ariseth to strike the earth with terror.

22 Trust ye no more in man, whose breath is in his nos


For of what account is he to be made?
CHAP. 1 For behold the Lord JEHOVAH God of Hosts

Removeth from Jerusalem, and from Judah,
Every stay and support:

The whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water;
2 The mighty man, and the warrior;
The judge, and the prophet, and the diviner, and the

3 The ruler of fifty, and the honourable person;
And the counsellor, and the skilful artist, and the power-

ful in persuasion. .
4 And I will make boys their princes ;

And infants shall rule over them..
5 And the people shall be oppressed, one man by another :
And every man shall behave insolently towards his

neighbour; The boy towards the old man, and the base towards the

6 Therefore shall a man take his brother, of his father's

house, by the garment;
Saying, Come, and be thou ruler over us;

And let thine hand support our ruinous state.
7 Then shall he openly declare, saying,

I will not be the healer of your breaches;
For in my house is neither bread, nor raiment:

Appoint not me ruler of the people.
8 For Jerusalem tottereth, and Judah falleth;
Because their tongues, and their hands, are against JE-

HOVAH; To provoke by their disobedience the cloud of his glory. 9. The stedfastness of their countenance witnesseth against

them; For their sin, like Sodom, they publish, they hide it

not: Wo to their souls! for upon themselves have they

brought down evil.

10 Pronounce ye a blessing on the just; verily, good [shall

be to him]; For the fruit of his deeds shall he eat. 11 Wo to the wicked: evil [shall be his portion);

For the work of his hands shall be repaid unto him. . 12 As for my people, children are their oppressors;

And women bear rule over them. .
O my people, thy leaders cause thee to err;
And pervert the way of thy paths.

13 JEHOVAH ariseth to plead his cause;

He standeth up to contend with his people. 14 JEHOVAH will meet in judgment

The elders of his people, and their princes :
As for you, ye have consumed my vineyard;

The plunder of the poor is in your houses. 15 What mean ye, that ye crush my people;

And grind the faces of the poor? .
Saith JEHOVAH, the Lord of Hosts.

16 Moreover Jehovah hath said:

Because the daughters of Sion are haughty;
And walk displaying the neck,
And falsely setting off their eyes with paint;
Mincing their steps as they go,

And with their feet lightly tripping along: 17 Therefore will the Lord humble the head of the daugh

ters of Sion; And JEHOVAH will expose their nakedness. 18 In that day will the Lord take from them the ornaments

Of the feet-rings, and the net-works, and the crescents; 19 The pendents, and the bracelets, and the thin veils ; 20 The tires, and the fetters, and the zones,

And the perfume-boxes, and the amulets; 21 The rings, and the jewels of the nostril; 22 The embroidered robes, and the tunics ;

And the cloaks, and the little purses; 23 The transparent garments, and the fine linen vests;

And the turbans, and the mantles : 24 And there shall be, instead of perfume, a putrid ulcer;

And, instead of well-girt raiment, rags;
And, instead of high-dressed hair, baldness;

21 And them, and the the bracelt, works them

· And, instead of a zone, a girdle of sackcloth: .

A sun-burnt skin, instead of beauty.
25 Thy people shall fall by the sword;

And thy mighty men in the battle.
26 And her doors shall lament and mourn;

And desolate shall she sit on the ground.
CHAP. And seven women shall lay hold on one man in that
IV. day, saying :':

Our own bread will we eat, ...
And with our own garments will we be clothed;
Only let us be called by thy name ;
Take away our reproach.'

2 In that day shall the branch of JEHOVAH

Become glorious and honourable;"
And the produce of the land excellent and beautiful,

For the escaped of the house of Israel." .
3 And it shall come to pass, whosoever is left in Sion,

And remaineth in Jerusalem, ... !
Holy shall he be called;

Every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem. 4 When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the

daughters of Sion; And the blood of Jerusalem shall have removed from

the midst of her, ;. . .. .. !!
By a spirit of judgment, and by a spirit of burning :
· 5 Then shall JEHOVAH create upon the station of Mount

Sion, .
And upon all her holy assemblies,
A cloud by day, and smoke; . :
And the brightness of a flaming fire by night:

Yea, over all shall the Glory be a covering." "
6 And a tabernacle it shall be, for shade by day from the

heat ; ; And for a covert, and a refuge, from storm and rain.

CHAP. 1 Let me sing now a song to my Beloved ;

A song of loves concerning his vineyard.
My Beloved had a vineyard,

On a high and fruitful hill:
2 And he fenced it round, and he cleared it from the


And he planted it with the vine of Sorek;'
And he built a tower in the midst of it,
And he hewed out also a lake therein ::
And he expected, that it should bring forth grapes,

But it brought forth poisonous berries.' : : . . 3 And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and ye men of Judah, :.

.... . . ..
Judge, I pray you, between me and my vineyard:
4 What could have been done more to my vineyard,

Than I have done unto it? .. .. ....i
Why, when I expected that it should bring forth grapes,

Brought it forth poisonous berries ? ? :; 5 But come now, and I will make known unto you, i

What I purpose to do to my vineyard :::....
To remove its hedge, and it shall be devoured; ...

To destroy. its fence, and it shall be trodden down. : 6 And I will make it a desolation; .. ...!

It shall not be pruned, neither shall it be digged;
But the brier and the thorn shall spring up in it;

And I will command the clouds, · That they shed no rain upon it. 7 Verily, the vineyard of Jehovah God of Hosts is the house of Israel; :, ' .;

And the men of Judah the plant of his delight:
And he looked for judgment, but behold tyranny; .
And for righteousness, but behold the cry of the op-

pressed. :

8 Wo unto you, who join house to house;

Who lay field unto field together; "..
Until there be no place, and ye have your dwelling

Alone to yourselves, in the midst of the land. ... 9 To mine ear hath JEHOVAH God of Hosts revealed it:

Surely many houses shall become a desolation; . .

The great and the fair ones, without an inhabitant. 10 Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield a single bath of

wine, : ; And a chomer of seed shall produce an ephah. . Wo unto them who rise early in the morning, to fol

low strong drink; Who sit late in the evening, that wine may inflame

them: " i. . .:':........ . .

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