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as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I laid meat unto them.

5 He (hall not return into the land of Egypt, butthe Assyrian (hall be his king, because they refused to return.

6 And the sword (hall abide on his cities, and (hall consume his branches, and devour them, because of their own counsels.

7 And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him.

8 How (hall I give thee up, Ephraim? koto (hall I deliver thee, Israels how (hall I make thee as Admah? hotv (hall I set thee as Zeboim? mine heart is turned within me, my repentings aie kindled together.

9 I will not execute the fierceness of mine anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim: for I am God, and not man; the Holy One in the midst of thee: and I will not enter into the city.

Io They (hall walk after the Lord: he (hall roar like a lion: when he (hall roar, then the children (hall tremble from the west.

Ii They (hall tremble as a bird out of Egypt, and as a dove out of the land of Assyria: and I will place them in their houles, faith the Lo R D .

12 Ephraim compasseth me about with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit: but Judah yet ruleth with God, and is faithful with the saints.

CHAP. XII. i A reproof of Ephraim, Judah, and Jacob. 3 An exhortation to repentance. EPHRAIM feedeth on wind, and followeth after the east wind: he daily increaseth lies and desolation; and they do make a covenant with the Assyrians, and oil is carried into Egypt.

i The Lord hath also a controversy with Judah, and will punish Jacob according to his ways; according to his doings will he recompense him.

3 fl He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by his strength he had power with God:

4 Yea, he had power over the angel, and prevailed: he wept, and made (upplication unto him: he found him in Beth-el, and there he spake with us;

5 Even the Lor n God of hosts j the Lor o is his memorial.

6 Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgement, and wait on thy Goo continually.

7 He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are ia his hand: he loveth to oppress.

8 And Ephraim said, Yet I am become rich, I have found me out substance: in all my labours they (hall find none iniquity in me that were sin.

9 And I that am the Lord thy God from the land of Egypt will yet make thee to dwell in tabernacles, as in tin days of the solemn feasts.

io I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and u/ed similitudes, bythe in inistryof the prophets. Ti Is there iniquity in Gilead? surely they are vanity: they sacrifice bullocks in Gilgal; yea, their altars are as heaps in the furrows of the fields.

is And Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he keytfheep.

13 And by a prophet the Lord brought Israel out of Egypt, and by a prophet was he preserved.

14. Ephraim provoked Aim to anger most bitterly: therefore (hall he If art his blood upon him, and his' reproach shall his Lord return unto him.

CHAP. XIII. 1 Ephraim'J glory, by reason of idolatry, •vani/heth. 5 God's anger for their aukindness. 9 A promise of God's mercy. 15 A judgement for rebellion.

WHEN Ephraim spake trembling he exalted himself in Hrael; but when he offended in Baal, he died.

2 And now they sin more and more, and have made them molten images of their silver, and idols according to their own understanding, all of it the work of the craftsmen: they say of them, Let the men that sacrifice kiss the calves.

3 Therefore they (hall be as the morning cloud, and as the early dew that passeth away, as the chaff that is driven with the whirlwind out of the floor, and as the (moke out of the chimney.

4 Yet I am the Lok D thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou (halt know no God but me: for there is no saviour beside me.

5^1 did know thee in the wilderness, in the land of great drought.

6 According to their pasture, so were they filled; they were filled, and their heart was exalted; therefore have they forgotten me.

7 Therefore I will be unto them as s lion: as a leopard by the way will I observe them:

8 I will meet them as a bear fiat it bereaved of her tulielps, and will rend the caul of their heart, and there will I devour them like a lion; the wild beast stall tear them.

A judgment for rebellion.

JOEL. Blessings promt]ed on repentance.

9 ^ O Israel, thou haft destroyed thyself; but in me is thine help.

10 I will be thy king: where is any other that may save thee in all thy cities I and thy judges of whom thou saidft, Give me a king and princes?

Ii I gave thee a king in mine anger, and took him away in my wrath.

11 The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up; his sin is hid.

i? The sorrows of a travailing woman shall come upon him: he is an unwise son; for he mould not stay long in the place of the breaking forth of children.

141 will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; 6 grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.

15 €J Though he be fruitful among his brethren, an east wind sliall come, the wind of the Lord (hall come un from the wilderness, and his spring mall become dry, and his fountain sliall be dried up: he sliall spoil the treasure of all pleasant vessels.

16 Samaria shall become desolate; for (lie hath rebelled against her God j they sliall fall by the sword: their infants (hall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child sliall be ripped up.

CHAP. XIV. 1 An exhortation to repentance. 4 A promise of God's blejjing.

O ISRAEL, return unto the Lord thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.

2 Take with you words, and turn to the Lo R D : fay unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: i'o will we render the calves of our lips.

3 Asfhur (hall not sove us; we will not ride upon horses: neither will we fay any more to the work of our hands, Ye are our gods: for in thee the father, less findeth mercy.

4 *H I will heal their backsliding, I will loye them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.

5 I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.

6 His branches (hall spread, and his beauty sliall be as the olive tree, and hit smell as Lebanon.

7 They that dwell under his shadow sliall return; they (hall revive as the corn, and grow as the vine; the scent thereof sliall be as the wine of Lebanon.

8 Ephraim jhallfay, What have I to do any more with idols? I have heard him, and observed him: I am like a green fir tree. From me is thy fruit found.

9 Whou wife, and he (hall understand these things? prudent, and he (hall know them? for the ways of the Lord art right, and the just (hall walk in them: but the transgressors (hall fall therein.



1 Joel declaring sundry judgements of God, exhorteth to observe them, 8 and to mourn. 14 He preferibeth aj'aft.

THE word of the Lord that came to Joel the son of Pethuel. i Hear this, ye old men, and give ear, all ye inhabitants of the land. Hath this been in your days, or even in the days of your fathers?

5 Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.

4 That which the palmerworm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the canlcerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpiller eaten.

5 Awake, ye drunkards, and weep; and howl, all ye drinkers of wine, because of the new wine; for it is cut off from your mouth.

6 For a nation is come up upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion.

7 *;[ He hath laid my vine waste, and barked my fig tree: he hath made it clean bare, and cast it away; the branches thereof are made white.

8 «J Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husoand ot her youth.

9 The meat offering and the drink offering is cut off from the house of the

j Lord; thepriests,theLoRn'sminittersj [ mourn.

j 10 The field is wasted, thelandmournleth; for the corn is wasted; the new ; wine is dried up, the oil languislieth.

1 r Be ye astiamed, O ye husbandmen; howl, O ye vinedressers, for the wheat and for the barley; because the harvest, of the field is periihed.

ii The vine is dried up, and the fig

tree languislieth; the pomegranate tree,

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the palm tree also, and the apple tree, even all the trees of the field, are withered: because joy is withered away from the Ions of men.

13 Gird yourselves, and lament, ye priests •. howl, ye ministers of the altar: come, lie all night in sackcloth, ye ministers of roy God: for the meat offering and the drink offering is withholden from the house of your God.

14 % Sanctify ye a fait, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of die Lor D your God, and cry unto the Lord.

1 5 Alas for the day 1 foF the day of the Lor D is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty (hall it come.

16 Is not the meat cut off before our •yes, jfc-a, joy and gladness from the house of our God?

17 The seed is rotten under their clods, the garners are laid desolate, the barns are broken down; for die com is withered.

1S How do the beasts groan ? the herds of cattle are perplexed, because they have no pasture; yea, the stocks of sheep are made desolate.

19 O Lord, to thee will I cry: for the fire hath devoured' the pastures of the wilderness, and the flame hath burned all the trees of the field.

z©. The beasts of the field cry also unto thee: for the rivers of waters are dried-up, and the fire hath devoured-the pastures of the wilderness.

C H A P. II. 1 The terribleness of God's judgement,

He exhorteth to repentance, 1 spreferib

eth a fast, t% avd promifeth a- blessing


BLOW ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lo R D cometh, for it is nigh at hand;

a A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither ihall be any more after it, even to the years-of many generations.

3 A file devoureth before them, and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden- before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.

4 The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run. •

5 Like tha noise of chariots on the tops of mountains (hall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people let ia battle array.

6 Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces Ihalt gather blackness.

7 They (hallrrnlike mighty men; they (hall climb the wall like men of war; and they (hall' march every one on his my, and- they shall not break their ranks:

8 Neither (hall one thrult another; they (hall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they (hall not be wounded.

9-They (hall run to and fro in the city; they (hall run npon she wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they dull enter in at the windows like a thief.

jc»Tb* earth (hall quake before them; die heavens (hall tremble: the fen ami the moon shall be dark, and the tors shall withdraw their shining:

11 And the Lor r> (hail utter hit voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he if strong that exeeuMth bn word: for the day of the Lo R D » grat and very terrible; and who can abide it?

11 «r Therefore also now, faith, the Lor n, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weep! ing, and with mourning:

13 And rend your heart, and not year garments, and turn unto the-Lcut s-yonr God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kmdneis, and repenteth him of the evil.

14 Who knoweth if he will return and repent, and seave a blessing behind him; even a meat offering anda drinkofferinguntothe Lo R 0 your Sod!

15 «j Blow the trumpet in Zio"> sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly:

T6 Gatherthe people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that fuck the breafc: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.

17 Let the priests, the ministers oftM Lord, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them fay, Spare thy people Olord, and give not thineheriogew reproach, that the heathen should nils over them: wherefore should rheylj? among the people, Where is their God

iS ej Then will the Loud be jealous for his land, and pitv his people.

19 Yea, the Lor D will answer and fay unto his people, Behold, I will fend voo corn, and wine, and oil; and ye f"*1'j^ A bleffing promised thtrtm.

Chap. iii.

Against Israel's enemies.

satisfied therewith: and I will no more m.;kc you a reproach among the heathen i

to But I will remove far off from you the northern army, and will drive him into a land barren and delblate, with his face toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink (hall come up, and his ill favour shall come up, because he hath done great things.

zi Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice; for the Lord will do great things.

ji Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, tor tlie tree beareth her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength.

a 3 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lo a D your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, ?.id he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.

24. And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the fats shall overflow with wine and oil.

25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I lent among you.

»6 And ye shall cat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praiie the name of the Lor D your God, that hath dealt wonderoufly with you* and my people mall never be alhamed.

27 And ye (hall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the Lor D your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.

28 And it (hall come to pass afterward, skat I will pour out my spirit upon all fiem ; and your sons and your daughters ihall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your youngmen (hall fee visions:

29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.

30 And I will (hew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.

31 The sun (hall be turned into darkness, and the inoon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lo R D come.

32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever (hall call on the name of the Lo R D (hall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem (hall be deliverance, as the Lor D hath laid, and in the remnant whom the Lo a u ikill call.


1 God's judgements against the enemies of his people. 18 His blejingupon thtchurch.

FOR, behold, in thole days and in that time, when I (hall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerulalem,

» I will also gather all nations, anl will bring them down into the valley of Jehostiaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and far my heritage Israel, whom they have scatter* ed among the nations, and parted m» land.'

3 And they have cast lots for my people j and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl tor wine, that they mis 1* drink.

+ Yea, and what have ye to do with me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and all th« coasts of Palestine? will ye render me a recompence? and if ye recompense me, swiftly and speedily will I return your recompence upon your own head j

5 Because ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things:

6 The children also of Judah Hnd the children of Jerusalem have ve sold unto the Grecians, that ye might remove them far from their border.

7 Behold, I will raise them out of the place whither ye have sold them, and will return your recompence upon your own head:

8 And I will sell your sons and your daughters into the hand of the children of Judah, and they (hall fell them to the Sabeans, to a people far off: for the Lord hath spoken it.

9 Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near: let them come up:

10Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak fay, 1 am strong.

j 1 Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O Lord.

ii Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehostiaphat: for there will I (it to judge all the heathen round about.

13 Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fati.overflow; for their wickedness is great.

14. Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.

15 The sun and the moon thill be Bbbj ,' darkGod's judgements upon


Syria, the Philistines, Ve.

darkened, and the stars (hall withdraw their shining.

16 The Lord also (hall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem j and the heavens and the earth shall (hake: but the Lord will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel, i- 17 So (hall ye know that I am the Lor D your God dwelling in Zion; my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more.

18 f And it (nail come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall drop down

new wine, and the hills (hall stow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah (hall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the Lord, and (hall water the valley of Shittim.

19 Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land.

»o But Judah (hall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from generation togeneration.

a 1 For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the Lord dwelleth in Zion.


C H A P. I.

x God''s judgement] upon Syria, 6 the Philistines, 9 Tyrus, 11 Edom, 13 and Amman.

i H E words of Amos, who was among the herdmen of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel, in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel, fwo years before the earthquake.

2 And he said, The Lord will roar from Zion, and utter his voice from Jerui:.bm; and the habitations of the shepherds shall mourn, and the top of C.ui.icl ("all wither. • {'Thus ir.ith the Lord; For three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, 1 will not turn away the pumjhtnis/it thereof; because they have threshed Gilead with tlircihing instruments of iron:

4 But I will fend a fire into the house of Hizael. which (hall devour the palaces of ten hadad.

5 I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the plai \ of Aven, and him that holdeth the (ceptre from the house of Eden: and the people of Syria (hall go into captivity unto Kir, faith the Lord.

6 fj Thus faith the Lor D; For three tran sgressions of Gaza, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because tl-sy carried away captive thewhole captivity, to deliver them up to Edom:

7 Bat I will send a sire on the wall of Gaza, which shall devour the palaces .thereof:

8 And I will cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod, and him that holdeth the Iceptre from Ashkelon, and I will turn mine hand against Ekron; and the remnant of the Philistines shall perish, faith the Lord Gcu>.

9 f Thus faith the Lord; For three transgressions of Tyrus, and for four, I will not turn away the punijhment thereof; because they delivered up the whole captivity to Edom, and remembered not the brotherly covenant:

10 But I will send a fire on the wall of Tyrus, which (hall devour the palaces thereof.

11 fl Thus faith the Lord; For three transgressions of Edom, and for four, 1 will not turn away the punijhment rheieof; because he did pursue his brother with the sword, and did cast off all pity, and his anger did tear perpetually, and he kept his wrath for ever:

12 But I will send a sue upon Teman, which shall devour the palaces of Bozrah.

»3 q[ Thus faith the Lord; For three transgressions of the children of Ammon, and for four, I will not turn away the punijhment thereof; because they have ripped up the women with child of Gilead, that they might enlarge their border:

1+ But I will kindle a fire in the wall of Rabbah, and it shall devour the palaces thereof, with shouting in the diy of battle, with a tempest in the day of the whirlwind:

15 And their king shall go into captivity, he and his princes together, faith the Lord.

CHAP. II. 1 Cod's wrath against Moab, 4 Judah, i

and I/rael. 9 God compiaineth of his

people''t unthankfulnefi.

THUS faith the Lord; For three transgressions of Moab, and for four, I will not turn away the punijhmer.. thereof; because he burned the bones of the king of Edom into lime:

2 But I will send a fire upon Moab, and it shall devour the palaces of Kiriotb: and Moab (hall die with tumult,


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