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CAWf i peaceable kingJim.
The calling if the Gentiles.
i And the spirit of the Lo R D stvall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and an derfhnding, the spirit of counsel and might: the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord;
3 And Jhall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lo R D: and he shall not judge after the fight of his eyes, "neither reprove after the hearing of his ears;
4 Bat with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and be (hall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips lhall he flay the wicked.
5 And righteousness (hall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
6 The wolf also (hall dwell with the limb, and the leopard (hall lie down with the kid; nnd the calf and the young lion, ami the satling together; and a little child (hall lead them.
7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones (hall lie down together: and the lion (hall eat straw like the ox.
S And the fucking child (hall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child (hall put his hand on the cockatrice'' den.
9 They (hall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth (hall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.
to f And in that day there (hall be a root of Jesse, which (hall stand for an enfign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest (hall be glorious.
u And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord (hall set his hand againthtsecond time torecoverthe remnant of his people, which (hall be left, from Assyria, and fiom Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cufh, and fromElam, and from Shinar, and from Harnath, and from the islands of the sea.
i« And t\e (hall set up an ensign for the nations, and (hall assemble the outfalls of ICraei, and gather together the dispersed of judah from the four corners of the earth.
13 The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah (hall be cut off: Ephraim (hall not envy Ju4*h, and Judah (hall not vex Ephraim.
H But they mall fly upon the fhoulo*rs of the Philistines toward the west; TMey (hall spoil them of the east togeTMers they foall lay their hand upon E4om and Moab; and the children of Aauaaa dall obey thcni.
15 And the Lord (hall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind (hall he shake his hand over the river, and dial] smite it in the seven streams, and make ntea go over dryihod.
16 And there (hall be an highway for the remnant of his people, which (hall be left from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.
A jtyfitl thanksgiving of the faithful for the mercies of God.
AND in thatday thou (halt say, O Lord, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger it turned away, and thoucomfoitedlt me.
2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lor D JEHOVAH is my strength and mj song; he also is become my salvation.
3 Therefore with joy (hall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.
4 And in that day shall ye say, Praise the Lord, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.
5 Sing unto the Lots; for he hat!* done excellent things: this /'/ known in all the earth.
6 Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion; for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.
CHAP. XIII. 1 God mnflereth the armies of his wrath. 6 He threateneth to destroy Babylon 4n the Mt des. 19 The desolation thereof.
THE burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.
» Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them, (hake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles.
3 1 have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my highness.
4-The noise of a multitudein the-monn tains, like as of a great people: a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of 11a. rions gathered together; the Lord of hosts mustereth the host of the battle.
5 They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the Lord and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy- the whole land.
6 «J Howl ye, for the day of the Lo R v is at hand j it shall come as a destruction. from the Almighty.
7 Therefore (kali all hand $ be faint, and every mats< heart (hall melt:
8 And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in.pain as a woman that travaileth: they (hall be amazed one at another; their hcesstiall be as flames.
9 Behold, the day of the Lor D Cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his goingforth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
11 And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity ; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man, than the golden wedge of Ophir.
1 j Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the Lor D of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.
14 And it mail be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own
15 Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and everyone that is Joined unto them shall fall by the sword.
16 Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.
17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as far gold, they shall not delight in it.
18 TA«rbows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall liave no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye snail not spare children.
19 ^J And Babylon, the glory oskingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees" excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.
20 It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.
21 But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures: and owls (hall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there.
12 And the wild beasts of the islands shall ciy in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and fier time is near to come, and her days shall a ot be prolonged.
J God's mercifid restoration of Israel, 3 Their triumf haul insultation o-ver Babel.
FOR the Lord will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land: and the strangers shall be joined with them, and they (hall cleave to the house of Jacob.
2 And the people shall take them, and bring them to their place: and the house os Uriel shall possess them in the land of the Lord for servants and handmaids: and they shall take them captives, whole captives they were; and they shall rule over their oppressors.
3 fl And it (hall come to pass in the day that the Lord shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve,
4 That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and fay, How hath the oppressor ceased I the golden city ceased I
5 The Lor D hath broken the staff of the wicked, andthe sceptre of the rulers.
6 He who (mote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that rulcth the nations in anger, is persecuted, end none hindereth.
7 The whole earth is at rest and is quiet: they break forth into singing.
8 Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon,./5»?w£, Since thou art laid down, no seller Is come up against us.
9 Hell from beneath is moved for tliee to meet thee at thy coming: it ttirretb up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth : it hath raised up from their thrones all the kingsofthe nations,
10 All they (hall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou becomelike unto us?
11 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise os thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.
12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! Aowajt, thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will fit also upon the mount of the congrega-, tion, in the sides of the north:
14.1 will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
15 Yet thou shalt be brought down t» hell, to the sides of the pit.
16 They that fee thee shall narrowly
Israeli triumph ever Babylon. Chap. xvi. The lamentable stole os Moab.
look upon thee, ami consider thee,_/aying, h this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;
17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners? it All the kings of the nations, evert all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.
i j But thou art cast out of thy grave like au abomi nab le branch, and as the rai ment of those that areslain,thrust through with a (word, that go down to the stones ofthepit; as a carcase trodden under feet. Io Thou (halt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, aud (lain thy people: the seed of evildoers (hall never be renowned.
Ii Prepare (laughter for his children far the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities. i-. For I will rise up against them, faith the Lord of hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew, faith the Lord.
Sj I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, faith the Lor D of hosts.
»+Tbe Lord of hosts hath sworn, sayiug, Surely as i have thought, so (hall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, ft (hall it stand:
15 That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot: then (hall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from oft* their moulders.
16 This it the purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth: and this // the hand that is stretched out upon all the nations.
17 For the Lor D of hosts hath purposed, and who (hall disannul it? and his hand is stretched out, and who (hall torn it back?
«* tf In the year that king Ahaz died was this burden.
29 Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee « broken: for out of the serpent's root (hall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruitjW/ be a fiery dying serpent.
30 And the firstborn of the poor (hall feed, and the needy mail lie down in safe *y: and I will kill thy root with famine, »nd he (hall stay thy remnant.
31 Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole Palestina, art dissolved: for there "nil come from the north a smoke, and none /hall be alene in his appointed tenet.
32 What (hall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That the Lo R D hath founded Zion, and the poor of his people (hall trust in it.
TH E burden of Moab. Because in the night Ar of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence; because in the, night Kir of Moab is laid waste, and brought to silence;
2 He is gone to Bajith, and to Dibon, the higli places, to weep: Moab lhali howl over Nebo, and over Medeha: on all their herisshall be baldness, andevery beard cut off.
3 In their streets they (hall gird them, selves with sackcloth: on the tops of their houses, and in their streets, everyone mall howl, weeping abundantly.
4. And Hestibonlhall cry, and Elealeh: their voice mall be heard even unto Jahaz: therefore the armed soldiers of Moab mall cry out; his life (hall be grievous unto him.
5 My heart (hall cry out for Moab; his fugitivesstiallstee unto Zoar, an hjifer of three years old: for by the minting up of Luhith with weeping (hall they go it up; for in the way of Horonaim they (hall raise up a cry of destruction.
6 For the waters of Nimrim (hall be desolate: for the hay is withered away, the grafs faileth, there is no green thing.
7 Therefore the abundance they have gotten, and that which they nave laid up, (hall they carry away to the brook of the willows.
8 For the cry is gone round about the borders of Moab; the howling thereof unto Eglaim, and the howling thereof unto Beer-elim.
9 For the waters of Dimon (hall be full of blood: for I will bring more upon Dimon, lions upon him that eicapeth of Moab, and upon the remnant of the land.
CHAP. XVI. 1 Msab is exhorted to yield obedience to Christ's kingdom, 6 and threatened jar pride.
SEND ye the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the wilderness, unto the mount of the daughter of Zion. . 1 For it (hall be, that, as a wandering bird cast out of the nest,/o the daughters of Moab mall be at the fords of Arnon. 3 Take counsel, execute judgement; made thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth. 4. Let mine outcasts dvVell with thee,
Moab; be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler: for the extortionerisatanend, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out of the land.
5 And ia mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth, in the tabernacle of David, judging and seeking judgement, and hasting righteousness.
6 ff. We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies fliaU not be so.
7 Therefore shall Moab howl for Moab, every one shall howl: for the foundations of Kir-harescth shall ye mourn, surely they are stricken.
8 For the fields of Hefhbon languish, and the vine of Sibmah: the lords of the heathen have broken down the principal plants thereof, they are come even unto Jazer, they wandered through the wilderness: her brancl-.es are stretched out, they are gone over the sea.
9 Therefore I will bewail with the weeping of Jazer the vine of Sibmah: I will water thee with my tears, O Hefhbon, and Elealeh: for the shouting for thy summer fruits and for thy harvest is fallen.
ia And gladness is taken away, and joy out of the plentiful field -, and in the vineyards there shall be no singing, neither shall there be shouting: the treaders shall tread out no wine in Mrirpresl'es; I ftavemade////7>f/«/«geshoutingto cease.
it Wherefore my bowels shall sound like an harp t'oY Moab, and mine inward parts for Kir-liarefh.
u And it (hall come to pass, when it is seen that Moab is weary on the high place, that he (hall come to his sanctuary to pray; but he shall not prevail.
15 This is the word that the Lo R D hath spoken concerningMoabsincethat time.
i4But now theLORDhath spoken, saying, Within-three years, as the years of an hireling, and the glory of Moab shall be contemned, with all that great multitude; and tlteremnanty&«/7^ very small and feeble.
CHAP. XVII. I Syria and Israel threatened. 6 A remnant
shall forsake idolatry; y the reft/hall be
planned for their impiety.
THE burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.
7. The cities of Aroer are forsaken:
they shall be for slocks, which shall lie
down, and none (hall make M/wafraid.
j The fortress also shall cease from
ISAIAH Ethiopia, and Damascus.
Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damask
cus, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as the glory of the children of Israel, faith the Lor D of hosts.
4 And in that day it fliall come to pass, that theglory of Jacob (hall be made thin, and the fatness of his flesh shall wax lean.
5 And it sliall be as when the harvestman gathereth the corn, and reapeth the ears with his arm; and it sliall be as he that gathereth ears in the valley of Rephaim.
6 ff Yet gleaning grapes shall be left in it, as the shaking of an olive tree, two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough, four or five in the outmost fruitful branches thereof, faith the Lord God of Israel.
7 At that day shall a man look to hit Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel.
8 And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his hands, neither (hall respect that which his fingers have made, either the groves, or the images.
9 fl In that day sliall his strong cities be as a forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch, which they lest because of the children of Israel: and there sliall he desolation.
io. Because thou hast forgotten th* God'of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful oftherock of thystrength,theresore (halt thou plant pleasant plants, anil shalt set it with strange lips:
ii In the dayslialtthou makethyplant to grow, and m the morning slialt thou make thy seed to flourish i but the harvest shall be a heap in- the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.
ii Woe to the multitude of many people, luhich make a noise like the noise of the seas; and to the rushing of nations, that make a rushing like the rushing "f mighty waters 1
13 The nations shall rush like therushing of many waters; but God (hall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off, and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.
14. And behold at eveningtide trouble; and before the morning he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us.
CHAP. XVIII. 1 God, in care of his people, ivill defray the
Ethiopians. 7 An access Jkall grn»
thereby unto the church.
WOE to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia; _,
iThatsendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of bulrushes upon the watm,sajing, Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation scattered and peeled, to a people1 terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out andtrodden down, ■whole land the rivers have spoiled!
3 All ye inhabitants of the world, and dweller* on the earth, fee ye, when he lifteth up an ensign on the mountains; and when he bloweth a trumpet, hear
+ForsotheLoRD said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.
5 For afore the harvest, when the bud ii perfect, and the four grape is ripening in the flower, he (hall both cut off *the sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away and cut down the branches.
6 They shall be left together unto the fowls of the mountains, and to the beasts of the earth: and the fowls shall summer Upon them, and all the beasts of the earth (hall winter upon them.
7 1J In that time shall the present be broughtunto the Lo R D of holts of a people scattered and peeled, and from a people terrible from their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden under foot, whose land the rivers have spoiled, to the place of the name of the Lord of hosts, the mount Zion.
CHAP. XIX. i Thecmsufion ofEgypt, n The foolishness of their p Hntes. 18 The calling of Egypt to the church. 13 The covenant of Egypt, Assyria, and Israel.
THE burden of Egypt. Behold, the Lo R D ndetb upon a swift cloud, »nd shall come into Egypt: and the idols °f Egypt (hall be moved at his presence, >nd the heart of Egypt (hall melt in the midst of it.
» And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall fight every one against his brother, and every one against his neighbour; city against city, "nd kingdom against kingdom.
3 And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof: and I will destpoy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards.
, *t And the Egyptians will I give over "to the hand of a cruel lord; and a ■wee king (hall rule over them, faith the Lord, the Lor D of hosts.
j And the waters shall sail from the
sea, and the river shall be wasted and dried up.
6 And they shall turn the rivers far away; and the brooks of defence shall be emptied and dried up -. the reeds and flags (hall wither.
7 The paper reeds by the brooks, bjr the mouth of the broolfs, and every thing sown by the brooks, (hall wither, be driven away, and be no more.
8 The fishers also mall mourn, and all they that cast angle into the brooks shall lament, and they that spread nets upon the waters shall languish.
9 Moreover they that work in fine flax, and they that-weave networks, shall be confounded.
10 And they shall be broken in the purposes thereof, all that make sluices and ponds for fish.
11 f Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of the wise counselled of Pharaoh is become brutish: how fay ye unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the wife, the son of ancient kings?
ii Where are they: where are thy wise men? and let them tell thee now, and let them know what the Lord of hosts hath purposed upon Egypt.
13 The princes of Zoan are become fools, the princes of Noph are deceived j they have also seduced Egypt, even they that are the stay of the tribes thereof.
14 The Lo R D hath mingled a perverse spirit in the midst thereof: and thev have caused Egypt to err in every work thereof, as a drunken man, staggereth in his vomit.
15 Neither shall there beany work, for Egypt; which the head or tail, branch or rush, may do.
16 In that day shall Egypt be like unto women: and it shall be afraid and fear because of the shaking of the hand os the Lo R D of hosts, which he fliaketh, over it.
17 And the land of Judali shall be a terror unto Egypt, every one that maketh mention thereof (hall be afraid in himself, because of the counsel of the Lord of hosts, which he hath determined against it.
18 fl In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language of Canaan, andswearto the Lor D of hosts J one (hall be called, The city of destruction.
19 In that day (hall there be an altar to the Lo R D in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar at the border thereof to the Lord.
»o And it (lull be for a sign and for a P p witness