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merchandise, and the oppressive bargains that are used therein, thou art full of fraud and violence, and art thereupon grown exceedingly sinful; therefore will I cast thee out from those vainly pretended rights, which thou claimest in the temple of God: I will destroy thee, O thou false cherub, from the ark, whose covering thou wouldest resemble; and strike thee down from those clouds, where thou affectest to walk among the fiery meteors.
XXVIII. 18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities.
By the multitudes of thine iniquities, thou hast defiled those places of majesty and devotion, which thou wouldst have to be thought sacred.
XXVIII. 23 And the wounded shall be judged in the midst of her by the sword upon her on every side.
The wounded and distressed inhabitants shall be called to reckon ing, in the midst of her streets, for their many and grievous sins, by the sword of her enemy, the Babylonian.
XXVIII. 24 And there shall be no more a pricking brier unto the house of Israel, nor any grieving thorn of all that are round about them, that despise them.
I will put an end to the sorrows of my Church: these heathens shall no more gall and grieve them; neither shall the nations round about insult upon their miseries, and trample upon them.
XXVIII. 25 When I shall have gathered the house of Israel from the people among whom they are scattered, and shall be sanctified in them in the sight of the heathen, then shall they dwell in their land that I have given to my servant Jacob.
When I shall have gathered my chosen people out of all the nations of the earth amongst whom they are dispersed, and shall be sanctified in them before the rest of the world, then shall they enjoy a quiet rest, in my Church, which I have appropriated to them. So verse 26.
XXIX. 3 Behold, I am against thee, Pharaoh king of Egypt, the great dragon that lieth in the midst of his rivers, which hath said, My river is mine own, and I have made it for myself.
Behold, I am thy professed enemy, O Pharaoh, the proud king of Egypt; who, like a great dragon or whale, liest securely in those watery regions of thine, and hast said, Nilus is my own; no enemy can take it from me.
XXIX. 4 But I will put hooks in thy jaws, and I will cause the fish of thy rivers to stick unto thy scales, and I will bring thee up out of the midst of thy rivers, and all the fish of thy rivers shall stick unto thy scales.
But I will put the hooks of the king of Babylon into thy jaws, and will draw thee out of those watery forts of thine, and drag thee up to the dry land; and, for thy princes and people, which are as the lesser sort of fishes, they also, as sticking to thy scales, shall be plucked out with thee.
XXIX. 5 And I will leave thee thrown into the wilderness, thee
and all the fish of thy rivers: thou shalt fall upon the open fields; thou shalt not be brought together, nor gathered: I have given thee for meat to the beasts of the field and to the fowls of the heaven. And I will leave thee upon the Libyan sands, exposed as a prey to the fowls of the air and the beast of the field; both thee, and thy princes and people: thou shalt be slain, and thine army, in the open fields; and there shall ye lie scattered, and shall not be brought together for sepulture.
XXIX. 6 Because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel.
They have been a deceitful and untrusty stay to the house of Is rael; like a crazy reed, which breaks under the hand of him that leans upon
XXIX. 10 From the tower of Syene even unto the border of Ethiopia.
From the south borders of Egypt unto the north, shall the land be utterly desolate.
XXIX. 11 No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of beast shall pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited forty years. It shall lie waste and uninhabited, without traffic, without culture, for the space of forty years.
XXIX. 14 And I will bring again the captivity of Egypt, &c. They shall return again, to re-inhabit, as well the midland country, as the skirts and borders of Egypt, their native land; and they shall be there restored to a tributary state, under the Persians.
XXIX. 18 Every head was made bald, and every shoulder was peeled; yet had he no wages, nor his army, for Tyrus, for the ser vice that he had served against it.
Every man had worn his hair from off his head, and his skin from his shoulders, in carrying burdens for raising up mounts against Tyrus; yet did he not find that booty for his army therein, which he expected.
XXIX. 21 In that day will I cause the horn of the house of Is rael to bud forth, and I will give thee the opening of the mouth in the midst of them, and they shall know that I am the LORD. In that day will I raise up Israel again, to a recovery of strength and comfort; and will cause the mouths of my people to be opened, in the confession and praise of my name amongst the Baby lonians; and they shall know and acknowledge me to be the Lord.
XXX. 3. For the day is near, even the day of the LORD is near, a cloudy day; it shall be the time of the heathen. The day is near at hand, wherein the Lord will take vengeance on the heathen, which have oppressed his people. So verse 4,
XXX. 6 From the tower of Syene shall they fall in it by the sword, saith the Lord GOD.
From the southern coast of Egypt along unto the north parts thereof, shall they be slain with the sword.
XXX. 9 In that day shall messengers go forth from me in ships
to make the careless Ethiopians afraid, and great pain shall come upon them, as in the day of Egypt: for, lo, it cometh.
In that day will I cause messengers to go forth by sea, in ships of speed, to carry the sad news of Egypt's destruction to the Ethiopians, who shall be exceedingly affrighted therewith; and shall be no less pained with the fear of the same evil, than Egypt is with the sense and smart of it.
XXX. 12 And sell the land into the hand of the wicked.
I will deliver up the land into the hand of the Babylonians, as if it were conveyed to them by bargain and sale.
XXX. 14 And I will make Pathros desolate, and will set fire in Zoan, and will execute judgment in No.
And I will execute my utmost judgments upon the several provinces and chief cities of Egypt, upon Pathros, Zoan, and Alexandria. So also verse 15, and 16, and 17.
XXX. 18 At Tehaphnehes also the day shall be darkened, when I shall break there the yokes of Egypt: and the pomp of her strength shall cease in her: as for her, a cloud shall cover her, and her daughters shall go into captivity.
At Daphnis, there shall be a dark and gloomy day of slaughter and death, when I shall there make an end of the tyrannical government of Egypt; and all her pomp and glory of her strength shall utterly cease; and she shall be under a cloud of sorrow and obscurity, and her people shall be carried away into captivity.
XXX. 21 Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and, lo, it shall not be bound up to be healed, to put a roller to bind it, to make it strong to hold the sword.
Son of man, I have already discomfited a great part of the forces of Pharaoh, king of Egypt: the loss, that he hath already sustained, shall not be repaired again by any means, for the preventing of his utter subversion.
XXXI. 2 Whom art thou like in thy greatness?
Think not, that no king is comparable to thee, in power and greatness.
XXXI. 3 Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs.
Behold, the king of Assyria was a greater monarch than thyself: he was, in comparison of thee, as a tall cedar in Lebanon, largely spread.
XXXI. 4 The waters made him great, the deep set him up on high with her rivers, &c.
Whose roots were thoroughly watered, with constant streams, &c. So verse 5, 6, 7.
XXXI. 8 The cedars in the garden of God could not hide him: the fir trees were not like his boughs, and the chesnut trees were not like his branches; not any tree in the garden of God was like unto him in his beauty.
The greatest princes, in the most flourishing kingdoms of the
world, could not stand in comparison with him; but all of them were forced to vail to him, as more powerful and glorious than themselves. So verse 9.
XXXI. 11 I have therefore delivered him into the hand of the mighty one of the heathen; he shall surely deal with him: I have driven him out for his wickedness.
I have therefore delivered him and his proud Nineveh, into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar and his Babylonians: he shall deal with him as he deserves: I have rooted him out for his wickedness. So verse 12.
XXXI. 14 To the end that none of all the trees by the waters exalt themselves for their height, neither shoot, &c.
To the end, that none of the proud princes of the earth should hereafter dare, to exalt themselves in the overweening and confidence of their own strength and glory.
XXXI. 15 I covered the deep for him.
I caused those waters, wherewith he was nourished, to take up a mourning and lamentation for him.
XXXI. 18 To whom art thou thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees of Eden? yet shalt thou be brought down with the trees of Eden unto the nether parts of the earth: &c.
O Pharaoh, thou, that art thus like to the Assyrian, amongst all the kings of the earth, in glory arrd magnificence, thou shalt also be like him in thy ruin: thou, with the other princes of the world, shalt be brought down into the grave, and shalt be destroyed in the midst of thy fellow-heathens.
XXXII. 2 Thou art like a young lion of the nations.
Thou art a cruel tyrant among thy neighbour nations, as a young lion is among the beasts.
XXXII. 4 Then will I leave thee upon the land, &c. See chap. xxix. verse 5.
XXXII. 6 I will also water with thy blood the land wherein thou swimmest, even to the mountains.
And whereas thou now, like a whale, swimmest in the great waters of thy land, instead of those waters shall be the blood of thy people, wherein thou mayest swim; which shall cover the earth up to the very mountain.
XXXII. 7 And when I shall put thee out, I will cover the hea ven, and make the stars thereof dark; I will cover the sun with cloud, and the moon shall not give her light.
And when thou, which art reputed the great light of the world, shalt be extinguished, the very face of the heavens shall seem to be covered with darkness; the sun shall seem clouded, and the moon without light: so great a change shall thy subversion seem to make in the world. So also verse 8.
XXXII. 9 I will also ver the hearts of many people, when I shall bring thy destruction among the nations, into the countries
which thou hast not known.
I will also affright and amaze the hearts of many nations round
about thee, when I shall bring unto them, both the rumour and the expectation of thy destruction: even those countries shall be terrified, which are not so much as known unto thee. So also
XXXII. 14 Then will I make their waters deep, and cause their rivers to run like oil, saith the Lord GOD.
Then will I give those troubled nations rest and tranquillity: they shall be as calm as deep waters; and their rivers shall flow as smoothly as oil, without any vehement and unquiet agitation,
XXXII. 18 And cast them down, even her, and the daughters of the famous nations, unto the nether parts of the carth, with them that go down into the pit.
Make thou some resemblance of the casting down of Egypt, and the adjoining nations, her partners, into the grave, as dead corpses. XXXII. 19 Whom dost thou pass in beauty? go down, and be thou laid with the uncircumcised.
What nation is there, whom thou thinkest able to compare with thee, in strength and glory? But now, how strong and goodly soever thou art, go down into the dust; and be laid together with thy godless and lewd companions, of the profane heathen.
XXXII. 21 The strong among the mighty shall speak to him out of the midst of hell with them that help him: they are gone down, they lie uncircumcised, slain by the sword.
The valiant and mighty warrior before-deceased, shall, as it were out of his grave, speak to Egypt and his associates; and shall say, that they are brought down as well as he: they lie slain by the sword, and are taken away in their uncircumcision and sinfulness.
XXXII. 22 Asshur is there and all her company: his graves are about him.
The great king of Assyria, and all his company, is come down to the grave.
XXXII. 23 Whose graves are set in the sides of the pit, and her company is round about her grave: all of them slain, &c.
The graves of his companies and complices are set in the sides' of the burial-place, round about the grave of Asshur, which lies in the midst of his attendants: all of them slain, &c.
XXXII. 24 There is Elam and all her multitude round about her grave, all of them slain, fallen by the sword.
There is the prince of the Elamites, neighbours and assistants to the Assyrians; and all their troops; whose graves are round about the grave of their commander, all of them slain by the sword. XXXII. 26 There is Meshech, Tubal, and all her multitude: her graves are round about him.
There are the princes of the Cappadocians and Iberians, and all their multitude round about their graves.
XXXII. 27 And they shall not lie with the mighty that are fallen of the uncircumcised, which are gone down to hell with their weapons of war: and they have laid their swords under their heads,