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for"the Lord (hall te*tfiifte:e^eVljftine light, and the days osthy mourning malT bc-tnded. '. . / . ■;•:

21 Thy people also stall t>i :tll righteous: they sliali inherit the.land for ever, the TVarich os my planting, the work of my hands, that I may' bt glorified.

22 A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the Lord will hasten it in His time,


i The office os Christ. 4. Theforwardness,

'7 and Messing; of the faithful.

THE Spirit ot the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to lliem that are bound;

1 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;

3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for slhes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.

4 "ft And they (hall build the old wastes, thev (hall raise up the former desolations, and they (hall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.

5 And strangers (hall stand and seed your flocks, and the sons of the alien /halt be your plowmen and your vinedressers.

6 But ye mall be named the Priests of the Lord: men (hall call you the Ministers of qur God: ye (hall eat the riches.of the Gentiles, and in their glory (hall ye hoist yourselves.

7 "[f For your shame ye shall have double; andsor confusion they (hall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they (hall possess the double: everlasting joy (hall be unto them".

8 For I the Lord love judgement, I hate robbery for burnt ottering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlastinj-co'venant with them.

9" And their feed tiiall be known among the Gentiles, and, their 6ffspring among the people: all .that'fee them (hall acknowledge them, that they an thf seedoo&VÆ the. Lord bath Messed.'

Yo I will greatly rejoice' i.V.the' Lord, my souTstiatl be joyful iu rKy God; for he. hath slothed me.wjjjji t.ne g.iime'hrs of ftJVajaon.'Tie" hatfi\,Cj>ite.rf.d. mr'with th?'£okx!"of righteousness," as sf-bridei1 u

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gi*oOTn decketh hbnsetf vf itB ornafnents, and as a bride adorneth^r^'wi^h-hes jewels. ~* \

11 For as the, earth brineeth forth her bud, and vs the garden catisetii tlie things that' are sown in it to- spring forth; so.the Lord God will caHste rlghteousness and praise to spring fo^th before all the nations. . ■ ',1^

Chap, Lxii:'

1 The prophet's fervent dejire io confirm the church in God'spromises. '6 The ministers' office in preaekingih*gisfef.'~'J FOR Zion's fake will Tnot hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's fake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightnels, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.

2 And the Gen tiles (hall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: atfif thou (halt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord ihalltiamt,

3 Thou (halt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal db.dem in the hand of thy God.*

4 Thou slialt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou (halt he called Hephzi-bah, and thy land Beulah: for the Lord delighterh in tliee? and thy land (hall be married.\ ,

5 For as a young man marrieth irtir.gin, so (hall thy (ons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoicerh over 'the' bride, yi (hall tliy God rejoice over thee.

6 «R I have set watchmen upon thy walls,O Jerusalem,<uM/r/i shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence,

7 And give him no rest, till he eltablist), and till he make Jerusalem a prale in the earth.

8 The Lord hath sworn.by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give thy corn>-*' meat for thine enemies; and the,ft»ny*ff the stranger (hall not drink thy'^nft. ■ for the which thou hast laboumfe' \

9 But they that have gatheitd'itftffl eat it, and praise the Lord; and'tteV that have brought it together shall chHiut it in the courts of my holirie'lV,' • Ji$j£vt

10 Go through, go through the g**! prepare ye tjie way of the peo'ple; ca» up, cast up die highway,; gather 001 the stones; lift up a standard for. rJje

Per? Behold, the Lotn»,hafirfWoMB*^ 'ed unto the end of the world, say y#to the daughter of Zion, Behold, tbrftlvation Cometh; behold,'his rtivahf*/. v.kh him, and his work before'hlm-'

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u And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the Lord: and thou (halt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.

CHAP. LXII1. i Ckrifi flwweth -who he is, what his •victcrj over his enemies, 7 and •what his mtrey toward his church.

W WO is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah! this that is glorious iu his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength r I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.

1 Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that sreadeth in the winefat?

31 have trodden the winepresi alone; and of the people there •was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; arid their blood (hall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.

4 For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is some.

5 And I looked, and there •was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and ray fury, it upheld me.

6 And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their ttrength to the earth.

7 «J I will mention the lovingkindnefies of the Lor D, and the praises of the Loud, according to all that the Lord hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them,_ according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his lovingkindnelfes.

8 For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie 1 so he "a» their Saviour.

i In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved therm in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old. . ,.

'oButtheyrebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, am/hefought against them.

u Then he remembered the days of aid, Moses, an J h is people,y<*ywj,g-, Where « he that brought them up out of the '«, with the ihepherd of his flocks "here is he that put his holy Spirit ""thin him? ,-.".'

( 'J That led them by the right; hand of "loses with, his glorious arm, dividing

the water before them, to make himself an everlasting name?

1 3 That led them through the deep, as an horse in the wilderness, that they mould not stumble i

14 As a beast goeth down into the valley, the Spirit of the Lord caused him to rest: so didst thou lead thy people, to make thyself a glorious name.

15 Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory: where is thy zeal and thy strength, the sounding ot thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me? are they restrained?

a 6 Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not 1 thou, O Lord, art our father, our redeemer; thy name is from everlasting.

17 O Lord, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear? Return, for thy servants ""fake, the tribes of thine inheritance.

18 The people of thy holiness have possessed it but a little while: our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary.

19 We are thine: thou never beareft rule over them; they were not called by thy name.

CHAP. LXIV. . 1 The church prayeth for the illustration of God's power, 9 and corns laint'.h of affliction.

OH that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence,

2. As -when the melting lire burneth, the fire causeth the waters, to boil, to make thv name known to thine adversaries, that the nations may trembje at thy presence 1

3 When thou didst terrible things •which-we looked not for, thou earnest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence.

4 For since the beginning os the world men have not heard, nor perceived by die ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.

j 5 Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways.; behold, shot! art wroth; for we have firmed i,in tjiose is continuance, and yre shaft fce/ayjid.;

'6 But we are all is art unclean siting, and all 6ur righteousnesses**/-/ is filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and Rr ". emr

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»ur iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. *

7 And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.

8 But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all ar* the work of thy hand.

9 51 Be not wroth very fore, O Lord, neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, fee, we beseech thee, we are all thy people.

loThy holycities are a wilderness, Zi«m is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.

11 Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised thee, is burned up with fire: and all our pleasant things are laid waste.

12 Wilt thou refrain thyself for these things, O Lord? wilt thou hold thy peacex and afflict us very fore?

CHAP. LXV. i The Gentiles called, and the Jews rejeBxd. .17 The blejsedjiate os the netv Je•rttfaletn.

I AM sought of them that asked not/or me] I am found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation, that was not called by my name.

» I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that ivas not good, after their own thoughts;

3 A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that sacrificed) in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick;

4 Which remain among the graves, and lodge in the monuments, which eat (wine's flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels;

5 Which fay, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a five that burneth all the day.

6 Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, even recompense into their bosom,

7 Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, faith the Lord, which-have burned incense upon the mountains, and blasphemed me upon the' hills: therefore will I measure their diHvr -work-into their bosom.

8 Thus faith the Lord, As the new wine is fou'nd in the cluster, and one faith, Destroy it not: for a blessing is in. it: so will I jo far my servants' fakes, that I may not destroy them all.


9 And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacoll, and o ut of J udah an inheritor of my mountains: and mine elect (hall inherit it, and my servants (hall dwell there.

10 And Sharon (hall be a fold of flocks, and the valley of Achor a place for the herds,to lie down in, for my people that have sought me.

11 But ye are they that forsake the Lord, that forget my holy mountain, that prepare a tabl« for that troop, and that furnish the drink offering unto that number.

12 Therefore will I number you to the sword, and ye (hall all bow down to the (laughter: because when I called, yc did not answer; when I spake, ye did not hear; but did evil before mine eyes, and did choose that wherein I delighted not.

13 Therefore thus faith the Lord Gon, Behold, my servants (hall eat, but ye shall be hungry: behold, my fervanw (hall drink, but ye (hall be thirsty: behold, my servants (hall rejoice, but ye (hall be ashamed:

14 Behold, my servants (hall fing for joy of heart, but ye (hall cry for sorrow os heart, and (hall howl for vexation of spirit.

1 5 And ye (hall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord God (hall (lay thee, and call bis servants by another name:

16 That he who blesseth himself in the earth (hall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that ("weareth in the earth (hall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes.

17 ^f For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former (hall not be remembered, nor come into mind.

it But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.

19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem. and joy in my people: and the voice ot weepin j (hall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.

*oThere (hallbe no morethencean infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: for the child (hall die an hundred years old; but the (inner being an hundred years old Hull he accursed.

11 Aud they (hall build houses, and inhabit them; and they (hall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.

1* They (luill not build, and another inhabit! inhabit} they ih.ill not plant, and another eats for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect (hail long enjoy the work of their hands. 13 They (hall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble •. for they are the feed of the blessed of the Lord, and their offspring with them.

CfcCf benefits to the churchi Chap. lxvi. h'u judgement against the <wkhd.

-14 And it (hall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.

15 The wolf and the lamb (hall feed together, and the lion (hall eat straw li|ce4he bullock: and dust /hall be the serpent's meat. They shall no* hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, faith the Lord.

CHAP. LXVI. \ G<td<wtil be served in humble stnctrity. 5 The humble comforted. 15 God'1 judgements against the 'wicked. THUS faith the Lord, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where it the house that ye build unto me t and where is the place of ray rest?

2 For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, feith the Lo R D: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trtmbleth at my word.

1 He that killeth an ox is as if he stew a man; he that sacrificed! a lamb, *s if he cut oft" a dog's neck -, he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine's blood; he that burneth incense, as (/he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations.

4 I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them j because when I called, none aid answer; when I spake, they did not hean but they did evil before mine eyes, and chofe that in which I delighted not.

■ : i f Hear the word of the Lord, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out fermy name's fake, said, Let the Lor D be glorified: but he (hall appear to your joy, and they (hall be ashamed.

* A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the temple, a voice of the Lor D that rendereth recompence to his enemies. ■,

7 Before (he travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, (he was delivered of a man child.

J Who hath heard such a thing ? who rath seen such things > Shall the earth •e made to bring forth in one day' of

her, all ye that

(hall a nation be born at once?■ for as soon as Zion travailed, (he brought forth her children. •.

9 Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? faith the Lord; (hall I cause to bring forth, and (hut the ivomb? faith thy God.

10 Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that love hers rejoice for joy with mourn for her 1

11 That ye may fuck, and be satisfied with the breasts of her consolations; that ye may milk out, and be delighted with the abundance of her glory.

i> For thus faith the Lord, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a' river, and the glory of the Gentile* like a Sowing stream: then (hall ye fuck, ye (hall be borne upon her sides, and be dandled upon her knees.

13 As one whom his mother comfort eth, so will I comfort you; and ye mail be comforted in Jerusalem.

14 And when ye sec this, your heart (hall rejoice, and your bones (hall -flourish like an herb: and the hand of the Lord (hall be known toward his servants, and his indignation toward his enemies.

i5^f For, behold, the Lord will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire.

i<i For by fire and by his sword will the Lord plead with all flesht and the (lain of the Lord (hall be many.

17 They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine's flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, (hall be consumed together, faith the Lord.

r8 For 1 know their works and their thoughts: it (hall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they (hall come, and fee my glory. ....

19 And I will set a sign among them, and I will fend those that escape of them unto the nations, to Tarlhislv Pul,. and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Jav:m, to the isles afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they (hall declare my glory among the Gentiles.

10 And they (hall bring all your brethren/or an offering untathe Loud out of all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, faith the Lord, as the ehildren of Israel bring an offering in a Rr> dean

The calling os Jeremiah. JEREMIAH His message against Judah.

clean vessel into the house of the Lord.

Ii And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, faith the Lord.

Ii For as the new heavens, and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before, me, faith the Lord, so (hall your feed and your name remain.

13 And it mail come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and

from one sabbath to another, shall all stem come to worfliip before me, faith the Lord.

14. And they (hall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they mall be an abhorring unto all stem.

The Book of the


1 The calling of Jeremiah. 11 His vision., 15 His message against J'udah. 17 God prontifeth to assist him.

TH E words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that •were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin:

t To whom the word of the Lord came m the days of Josiah the son of Amon king of J udah, in the thirteenth year of his reign.

. 3 Jt came also in the days of Jehoiakira the son of Josiah king of Judah, unto the end of the eleventh year of Zedekiah the son of Josiah king of Judah, unto the carrying away of Jerusalem •aptive in the fifth month.

4 Then the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,

5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou earnest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations,

6 Then said I, Ah, Lord God, behold, I cannot speak -. for I am a child.

7ButtheLORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou (halt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou malt speak.

8 Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, faith the Lord.

9 Then the Lord put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the Lord (aid unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth.

10 See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to joot out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.

j 1 ^ Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what ieest thou > And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree. t t .

ix Then Kid the Lord unto me, Thou hast well seen: for "I will hasten Hjftnd that was not sown.


unto me the second time, saying, What leest thou? And I said, I see a seething pot; and the face thereof is toward the north.

14. Then the Lord said unto me, Out of the north an evil (hall break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land.

1 s ^ For, lo, I will call all the families of the kingdoms of the north, faith the Lord} and they (hall come, and they (hall set every one his throne at the entering of the gate* of Jerusalem, ani against all the walls.thereof round ahput, and against all the cities of Judah.

16 And I will utter my judgements against them touching all their wickedness, who have forsaken me, and hav« burned incense unto other gods, and worshipped the works of their own hands.

17 4T Thou therefore gird up thy loins, and arise, and speak unto them all that I command thee: be not dismayed at their faces, lest I confound thee befort them.

18 For, behold, I have made thee this day a defenced city, and an iron pillar, and brasen walls against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, against the princes thereof, against the priests thereof, and against the people of the land.

19 And they shall fight against thee; but they stiall not prevail against thee; for I aw with thee, faith the Lord, to deliver thee.

1 God's expostulation <u:ith the Jeivs touch-
ing their causeless revolt. 14 They arethe
causes of their ozun calamities. ■' '-•»

MOREOVER the word of the Lord
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1 Go and cry in the ears of Jerusa-
lem, saying, Thus faith the Lord; I re-
member thee, the kindness of thy youth,
the love of thine espousals, when thou
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