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3 Their slain also (hall be east out, and their stink shall come up out of their carcases, and the mountains mail be melted with their blood.
4. And all the host of heaven mall be dissolved, and the heavens (hall be rolled together as a scroll: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falleth off from the vine, and as a fallings from the fig tree.
5 For my sword (hall be bathed in heaven: behold, it (hall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, to judgement.
6 The sword of the Lord is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, and with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of ramsi for the Lor D hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea.
7 And the unicorns (hall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land (hall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.
8 For // is the day of the Lord's vengeance, and the year of recoinpences for the controversy of Zion.
9 And the streams thereof mall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof thall become burning pitch.
10 It stiall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever.
>i «J But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and he sliall tfretch out upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness.
ii They (hall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none jhall be there, and all her princes (hall be nothing.
1 j And thorns (hall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it (hall be an habitation of dragons, and a court for owjs.
14 The wild beasts of the delcrt shall a'so meet with the wild beast* of the island, and the satyr (hall cry to his fellow; the screech owl also sliall rest there, and find for herself a place os rest. „;
1 5 There (hall the great owl make her' Tiefr, and lay, and hatch, and gather' imder her (hadow: there (hall the vultures also be gathered, every one with her mate.
if, q[ Seek ye out of the book of the Lorp, and read: no one of these sliall soil, none (hall want her mate; for my'
mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.
17 And he hath cast the lot for them, and his hand hath divided it unto them by line: they sliall possess it for ever, from generation to generation (hall they dwell therein.
CHAP. XXXV. 1 The joyful flourishing of Christ's kingdom. 3 the iveak are encouraged by the virtues and privileges of the gospel. THE wilderness and the solitary place (hall be glad for them; and the desert (hall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. 1 It (hall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon sliall be given unto it, the excellency os Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the Lord, and the excellency of our God.
3 «J Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.
4. Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come <with vengeance, ■ e<vex God with a recompenct; he will conic and save you.
5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf sliall be unstopped.
6 Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness sliall waters break out, and streams in the desert.
7 And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water; in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, Jliall be grafs with reeds and rushes.
8 And an highway sliall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean (hall not pass over it; but \iJliall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, sliall not err therein.
9 No lion sliall be there, nor any ravenous beast (hall go up thereon, it (hal! not be fpund there; but the redeemed (hall walk therei
10 And the ransomed of the Lord (ball return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they (hall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing (hall flee away.
C H A P. XXXVI. 1 Sennacherib invadeth Judah. ^.Rabjhar heb's blasphemous persuasions to the people. 2i His •words are told to Hezetiah. NOW it came to pass in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah, that Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the detenced cities of Judah, and took them.
i And the king of Assyria sent Rablhakeh from Lachifli to Jerusalem unto king Hezekiah with a great army. And he stood by the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fuller.-!* field.
3 Then came forth unto him EliaUim, Hilkiah's son, which was over the house, »nd Shebna the scribe, and Joah, Asaph's son, the recorder.
4 «J And Rabfiiakeh said unto them, Say ye now to Hezekiah, Thus faith the great king, the king of Assyria, What confidence // this wherein thou trustelt?
5 I fay, JayeJI thou, (but they are but Tarn words) I have counsel and strength for war: now on whom dost thou trust, that thou rebellest against me?
6 Lo, thou trustest in the staff of this broken reed, on Egypt; whereon if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it: so is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all that trust in him.
7 But if thou fay to me, We trust in the Lord our God: is it not he, whose high places and whole altars Hezekiah hath taken away, and laid to Judah and to Jerusalem, Ye shall worship before this altar?
S Now therefore give pledges, I pray thee, to my master the king of Assyria, and I will give thee two thousand horses, if thou be able on thy part to set riders upon them.
9 How then wilt fhou turn sway the face of one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put thy trust on Egypt for chari>ts and for horsemen?
Io And am I now come up without the Lo R D against this land to destroy it? the Lord said unto me, Go up against this land, and destroy it.
11 Then said Eliakim and Shebna and Joah unto Rah(hakeh,Speak, I pray thee, untothy servants in the Syrian language; for we understand it: and speak not to ut in the Jews' language, in the ears of the people that are on the wall.
ii But Rablhakeh said, Hath my master sent me to thy master and to thee to speak these words? hath he not sent me to the men that (it upon the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own piss with you?
i; Then Rablhakeh stood, and cried with a loud voice in the Jews' language, and said, Hear ye the words of the great king, the king of Assyria.
14. Thus faith the king, Let not Helekiah deceive you: for he (hall not be able to deliver you.
15 Neither let Hezekiah' make you Crust in the Lor D, saying, The Lor D
will surely deliver us: this city shall nos be delivered into the halid or the kiri£ of Assyria.
16 Hearken riot to Hezekiah.- for thuj faith the king of Assyria, Make an agreement with me by a present, and come out to me: and eat ye every one of his vine, and every one of his fig tree, and drink yeevery one the waters of his own cistern;
17 Until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of corii and wine, a land of bread and vineyards*
18 Beivare lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying, The Lord will deliver us. Hath any of the gods of the nations delivered his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria?
19 Where are the gods of Hamatlp and Arphad? where are the gods of Sepharvaim ? and have they delivered Samaria out of my hand?
20 Who are they among all the god» of these lands, that have delivered their land out of my hand, that the Lord should deliver Jerusalem out of my hand?
21 But they held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the king'a commandment was, faying, Answer him not.
21 f. Then came Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah, that ivas over the houlhold, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, the son of Asaph, the recorder, to Hezekiafe with their clothes rent, and told him the words of Rablhakeh.
CHAP. XXXVN. 1 Hezeiiah mourning, sendeth to Isaiah t»
fray for them, 6 Isaiah comsortrth tliem.
36 An angelstayeth the Assyrians. 37
Sennacherib isjlain by his oivnsons.
AN D it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sack. cloth, and went into the houle of the Lord.
1 And he sent Eliakim, who tuas over the houshold, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the prieits covered with, sackcloth, unto Isaiah the prophet the son os Amoz.
3 And they said unto him, Thus faith Hezekiah, This day« a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and of blasphemy: for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.
4 It may be the Lord thy God will hear the words of RabfhrJceh, whom the king of Aslyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God, and will reprove the words which the Lord thy God hath heard: wherefore lift Up thy prayer for the remnant that is left.
5 So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.
6 ej And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye fay unto your master, Thus faith the Lor D, Be not afraid of the words that thou haft heard, wherewith the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.
7 Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he (hall hear a rumour, and return to his own land"; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.
8 So Rabfhakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachisli.
o And he heard fay concerning Tirbakah king of Ethiopia, He is come forth to make war with thee. And when he heard it, he lent messengers to Hezekiah, saying,
10 Thus (hall he speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God, in whom thou trusteft, deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem (hall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.
Ii Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands by destroying them utterly; and shalt thou be delivered?
ii Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have destroyed, as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden which tuere in Telassar?
13 Where is the king of Hamatli, and the king of Arphad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah?
1+ And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up unto the house of the Loud, and spread it before the Lo R D .
15 And Hezekiah prayed unto the Lord, saying,
16 O Lor D of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: thou bast made heaven and earth.
17 Incline thine ear, O Lord, and bear; open thine eye», O Lord, and fee: and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which bath sent to reproach the living God.
18 Of a truth, Lord, the kings of Assyria have laid waste all the nations, and their countries,
19 And have cast their gods into the fire-, for they -were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.
10 Now therefore, O Lor D our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the LorD, even thou only.
xi Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent unto Hezekiah, saying, Thus faith the Lo R D God of Israel, Whereas thou haft prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria:
i» This it the word which the Lor D hath spoken concerning him; The vir. gin, the daughter of Zion, hath despiled thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.
»j Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom haft thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high i even against the Holy One of Isi-ael.
*4 By thy servants haft thou reproached the Lord, and hast (aid, By the multitude of my chariots am I come up to the height of the mountains, to the (ides of Lebanon; and I will cut down the tall cedars thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof: aud I will enter into the height of his border, and the forest of his Carruel.
15 I have digged, and drunk water; and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of the besieged places.
16 Hast thou not heard long ago, /-c-ti I have done it; and of ancient times, that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou Ihouldest be to lay waste defenced cities into ruinous heaps.
17 Therefore their inhabitants <were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded: they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as toe grafs on the housetops, and as corn blasted before it be grown up.
28 But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy rage against me.
19 Because thy rage against me, and thy tumult is come up into mine ears, therefore will I put ray hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy sips, and I will turn tlirc back by the way by which thou earnest.
30 And t\\\*Jhell be a sign unto thee. Ye mail eat this year such as groweth of itself; and the second year that which springeth of the same: and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruit thereof.
31 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward:
31 For out of Jerusalem (lull go forth a remnant, a«J they that eseape "•* •»
Hezekiah's lift lengthened. Chap, xxxix.
mount Zion: the zeal of the Lord of bolts shall do this.
3 j Therefore thus faith theLo R D concerning the king of Assyria, He (hall nor come into this city, nor (hoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shields, nor call: a bank against it.
34. By the way that he came, by the fame (hall he return, and (hall not come into this city, faith the Lord.
35 For I will defend this city to lava it for mine own lake, and for my servant David's fake.
36 « Then the angel of the Lord went forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they tvere all dead corpses.
•jy tj So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.
38 Aod it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword; and they eseaped into the land of Armenia: and Esar-haddon his son reigned in his stead.
CHAP. XXXVIII. I He%tkiah hath his life lengthened. 8 The
fan goeth ten degrees backward for a jlgn of thai premise. 9 Hezekiah's
IN those days was Hezckiah sick unto death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came unto him, and said unto him, Thus faith the Lord, Set thine house in order i for thou shalt die, and not live.
1 Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall, and prayed unto the Lord,
3 And said, Remember now, O Lord, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done thatiuhich is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.
4. % Then came the word of the Lord to Isaiah, saying,
5 Go, and lay to Hezekiah, Thus faith the LorD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years.
6 And I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria: and I will defend this city.
7 And this shall be a sign unto thee from the Lor D, that the Lord will do this thing that he hath spoken;
t fj Behold, I will bring again the shadow of the degrees, which is gone down
in the sundial of Ahaz, ten degrees back* ward. So the fun returned ten degrees, by which degrees it was gone down.
9 «J The writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, when he had been sick, and was recovered of his sickness:
10 I said in the cutting off my days, I shall go to the gates of the grave: I am deprived of the residue of my years.
11 I said, I (hall not see the Lo R D, even the Lor D, in the land of the living: I shall behold man no more with the inhabitants of the world.
is Mine age is departed, and is removed from me as a shepherd's tent: I have cut off like a weaver my life: he will cut me off with pining sickness: from day even to night wilt thou make an end of me.
13 I reckoned till morning, that, as a lion, so will he break all my bones: from day even to night wilt thou make an end of me.
14 Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: mine eyes fail •with looking upward: O Lor D, I am oppressed; undertake for me.
15 What shall I say? he hath both spoken unto me, and himself hath done it: I shall go softly all my years in the bitterness of ray soul.
16 O Lord, by these things men live, and in all these things is the life of my spirit: so wilt thou recover me, and make me to live.
17 Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou haft in love to my soul deliveredit from the pit of corruption: for thou haft cast all my sins behind thy back.
18 For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.
19 The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I da this day: the father to the children (hall make known thy truth.
20 The Lor D was ready to save me: therefore we will sing my songs to the stringed instruments all the days of our life in the house of the Lord.
11 For Isaiah had said, Let them take a lump of figs, and lay it for a plaister upon the boil, and he shall recover.
22 Hezekiah also had said, What is the sign that I shall go up to the house, of the Lord?
CHAP. XXXIX. 1 Merodach-baladan,sending to v'sit Hezekiah, hath notice of his treasures. 3 Isaiah fbretelleth the Babylonian captivity.
AT that time Merodach-baladan, thesonof Baladan, kin^ofBabylon,
sent sent letters and a present to Hczekiah: for he had heard that he had been sick, and was recovered.
The- Babylonian captivity fire told. ISAIAH
2 And Hezekiah was glad of them, and (hewed them the house ot" his precious things, the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and the precious ointment, and all the hoUle of his armour, and all that was found in his treasures: there was nothing in his house, nor in all his dominion, that Hezekiah (hewed them not.
3 fl Then came Isaiah the prophet Unto king Hezekiah, and said unto him, What said these men? and from whence enme they unto thee? And Hezekiah (aid, They are come from a far country Unto me, even from Babylon.
4. Then (aid he, What have they seen m thine house? And Hezekiah answered, All that is in mine house have they seen: there is nothing among my treasures that I have not (hewed them.
5 Then ("aid Isaiah to Hezekiah, Hear the word cf the Lord of hosts:
6 Benold, the days enme, that all that is in thine house, and that which thy fathers have laid up in store until this day, ihill be carried to Babylon: nothing shall be left, faith the Lord.
7 And of thy sons that mall issue from thee, which thou (halt beget, sliall they take away; and they (hall be eunUchs in the patace of the king of Babylon.
8 Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, Good is the word of the Lo R n which thou hast ipoken. He said moreover, For there mall be peace and truth in my days.
CHAP. XL. 1 the promulgation of the gospel. 3 The preaching of John Baptist. 9 The preaching of the apostles.
CO MFC) KT ye, comfort ye my people, faith your God. 7 Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for (he hath received of the Lob D's hand double for all her sins. _
3 *t The voice of him that Crieth in the wilderness. Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked sliall be made straight,^cud the rough places plain:
5 And the "glory ofthc Lor D (hall be revealed, and all flesh sliall see it togeiheri'fot;-the mouth of the Lord hath tuoken it'." '■'"'.',
<5 .The voic,e siuM., Cry. And he said. .What stwH I'cry1? All HefK it grass, and
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all the goodliness thereof is as theflowef of the held:
7 The grafs withereth, the flower fad* eth : because the spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.
8 The grass withereth, the Hower fadeth: but the word of our God (hall stand for ever.
9 f O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mourn tain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength) lift it up, be not afraid; fay unto the cities ofJudah, Behold vour God!
10 Behold, the Lord God will com* with strong hand, and his arm (hall mle for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.
11 He (hall feed his flock likeafliephtrdi he mall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and (bill gently lead those that are with yoUng.
12 Who hath measured the water* ia the hollow of his hand: and meted out heaven with the ("pan, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance? ■
1 j Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lor D? or being his counfcUer hath taught him?
14. With whom took he counsel; and •who instructed him, and'taught him in the path of judgement, and ttraght ftiffc knowledge, and (hewed to him the w*y of understanding?
15 Behold, the nations are a* a droj> of a bucket, and are counted as the stn»H dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing.
16 And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering.
17 All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to hinl lest than nothing, and vanity.
18 To whom then will ye liken God > 01 what likeness will ye compare uritoliim?
19 The workman melteth a graveh image, and the goldsmith (breaded* >' over with gold, and eastern filvef chains.
20 He that // so impoverished that Ut hath no oblation, chooseth a tree tf-*' will not rot; he sceketh unto him » cunning workman to prepared graven image, that (hall not be moved.
21 Have ye not known?' have ye not heard>'hath it not been told you from the beginning? have y6 not tmderftoou from the foundations of the earth t
22 It is he that sitteth upon the circle ot the eirth.and the inhabitants thereof*"