Imágenes de página


eth forth at the windows, snewing limself

CHAP. IV. through the lauice.

101 My beloved spake, and said unto thou art fair; thou hast dove's eyes with. me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come in thy locks: thy hair is as a flock of goats, away:

that appear from mount Gilead. 11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is 2 Thy teeth are like a flock of sheep that are over and gone;

even shorn, which came up from the wash12 The flowers appear on the earth; the ing ; whereof every one bear twins, and none time of the singing of birds is come, and the is barren among them. voice of the turtle is heard in our land; 3 Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, and

13 The fig -tree pulleth forth lier green-figs, thy speech is comely : thy'lemples are like a and the vines wüh the lender grape give a piece of a pomegranate within thy locks. good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, 4 Thy neck is like the tower of David, build and come away.

ed for an armoury,whereon there hang atiku14 1 O my dove, that art in the clefts of sand bucklers, all shields of mighly men. the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let 5 Thy two breasts are like iwo young rous me see thy countenance, let me bear thy that are twins, which feed among the lilies, voice ; for sweet is thy voice, and thy coun. 6 Until the day break, and the shadows fler tenance is comely.

away, I will get me to the mountain of myrrh, 15 Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that and to the hill of frankincense. spoil the vines ; for our vines have tender 7 Thou art all fair, my love, there is no grapes.

spot in thee. 16 11 My beloved is mine, and I am his; he 81 Come with me from Lebanon, my feedeth among the lilies.

spouse, with me from Lebanon : look from 17 Until the day break, and the shadows flee the top of Amana, from the top of Shenis away, turn,my beloved, and helhou like a roe and Hermon, from the lions' dens, from the or a young liart upon the mountains of Bether. mountains of the leopards. CITAP. III.

9 Thou liast ravished my beart, my sister, my soul loveth : I sought liin, but i one of thine cyes, with one chain of thy peck. found him nol.

10 How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse ? I will rise now, and go about the city in how much better is thy love thian wine and the streets, and in the road ways I will seek the smell of thine ointments than all spices ! him whom my soul livelh: l'sought him, 11 Thy lips, O my spouse, drop as the ho but I found him not.

ney-comb; honey and milk are under thiy 3 The watchmen th it go about the city tongue; and the smell of thy garments is like found me: to whom I said, Saw ye him the smell of Lebanon. whom my soul loveth?

12 A garden inclosed is my sister, my 4 Il vous but a little that I passed from them, spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed. but I found him whom my soul loveth: I held 13 Thy plants are an orchard of pomegrabim, and would not let liin. go, until I had nates, will pleasant fruits; camphire, with brought hirn into my mother's house, and in-spikenard ; to the chamber of her that conceived me. Spikenard and saffron ; calamus and

5 1 charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusa- cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense ; lem, by thie roes, and by the hinds of the myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices: field, that ye stir not up, nor awakerav love, ‘15 A fountain of gardens, a well of living Gill be please.

waters, and streams from Lebanon. 61 Who is this that cometh out of the wil. 16 | Awake, O north wind ; and come,

; derness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with thou south; blow upon my garden, that the myrrh and frankincense, with all powders of spices thereof may flow out. Let my be. the merchant ?

loved come into his garden, and eat bis plea7 Behold his bed, which is Solomon's ; sant fruits. threescore valiant men are about it, of the

CHAP. V. valiant of Israel.

AM come into iny garden, my sister, my 8 They all hold swords, being expert in war: spouse : I have gathered my myrrh with every man hath his sword upon his thigh, be- my spice ; I have eaten my honey-comb with cause of fear in the night.

my lioney; I have drunk my wine willi my 9 King Solomon made himself a chariot of milk: cai, o friends; drink, yea, drink abun the wood of Lebanon.

dantly, 0 beloved. 10 lle made the pillars thereof of silver, 2 1 1 sleep, but my heart waketh : 1t is the the bottom thereof of gold, the covering of it voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, of purple; the midst thereof being paved Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my with ve, for the daughters of Jerusalem. undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, asid

Il Go forth, O ye daughters of Zion, and my locks with the drops of the night. behold king Solomon with the crown where- 3 I have put off my coal; low shall I pat with his mother crowned him in the day of it on ? I have washed my leel; how shall I his espousals, aud in the day of the gladness defile them? of his heurt.

* My boluved put in his houd by the hold


If the door, and any bowels were moved for her, ard blessed her; yea, the queens and the him.

concubines, and they praised hier. 5 I rose up to open to my beloved ; and 10 Who is she that looketh forth as the ny bands dropped with myrrhi, and my fin- morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, gers with sweet-smelling myrrh, upon the unui ierrible as an army with banners ? mandles of the lock.

11 I went down into the garden of nuts to 6 I opened to my beloved; but my beloved see the fruits of the valley, und w see whether bad withdrawn bimself, und was gore: mythe vine fourisned, urul the pomegranates soul failed when he spake: I sought him, but budded. I could not find him ; I called him, but he 12 Or ever I was aware, my soul made me gave me no answer.

like the chariots of Ammi-nadih. 7 The watciunen that went about the city 13 Return, return, O Siulainite; return found me, they smote ine, they wounded me; return, that we may look upon thee. What the keepers of the walls look away my vail will ye see ia the Shulamite? As it were the from ine.

company of two armies. 8 I charge you, O daugliters of Jerusalem,

CHAP. VII. I am sick or . fangen my beloved, that ye tell him, thai Hbeam bulgarely let you this lors:

prince's ! joints of ihy 9 What is thy beloved more than another thiglis ure like jewels, the work of the liands beloved, 0 thou lairest among women? what of a cunning workman : is thy beloved more than another beloved,lai ? Tly navel is like a round goblel, which thou dost so charge us?

wanteth not liquor: thy belly is like an heap 10 My beloved is white and ruddy, the chief- of wheat set about with lilies: est among ten thousand.

3 Thy two breasts are like two young roes 11 His head is as the most fine gold; his that are twins : locks are busly, and black as a raven: 4 Thy neck is as a lover of ivory; thine

12 His eyes are as the eyes of doves by the eyes like the Sish-pools in Heslibon, bythegate rivers of waters, waslied with milk, and filly of Bath-rabbim; thy nose is as the tower of set :

Lebanon, which looheth toward Damascus : 13 His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as 5 Thine head upon thee is like Carmel, sweet Aowers ; his lips like lilies, dropping and the liair of thine head like purple: the sweet-smelling myrrh :

King is held in the galleries. 14 His hands are as gold rings set with the 6 How fair and how pleasant art tirou, O beryl ; luis belly is as brighit ivory overlaid love, for delighits ! with sapphires :

7 This ty stature is like to a palm-tree, 15 His legs are as pillars of marble set up- and thy breasts to clusters of grupes. on sockets of fine gold ; bis countenance is 8 I said, I will go up to the palm-tree, I as Lebanon, excellent as the cedars : will take hold of ile boughs thereof; now

16 His mouth is inost sweet ; yea, he is also thy breasts shall be as clusters of the vine, altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and and the smell of thy nose like apples; this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem. 9 And the roof of thy mouth like the best CHAP. VI.

wine for my beloved, that goeth down sweetTHITHER is thy beloved gone, O thou "ly, causing the lips of those that are asleep

fairest among women? whither is thy to speak. beloved turned aside ? that we may seek him.. 10 !! I am my beloved's and his desire is with thee.

toward me. 2 My beloved is gone down into his gar- 11 Come, my beloved, let us go forth injo den, to the beds of spices, to feed in the gar- the field ; let us lodge in the villages. dens, and to gather lilies.

12 Let us get up early to the vineyards ; 3 I am my beloved's, and iny beloved is let us see if the vine flourish, whether the ten. mine : he seedeth amoog the lilies.

der grape appear, und the pomegranates bud 49 Thou art beautiful, O my love, as Tir- forth : there will I give thee iny loves. zah, comely as Jerusalem, terrible as an ar 13 The mandrakes give a smell, and at my with banners.

our gates are all mauner of pleasant fruits, 5 Turn away thine eyes from me, for they new and old, rohich I have laid up for thee, nave overcome me : thy hair is as a flock of O my beloved. goats that appear from Gilead :

CHAP. Vill. go up from the washing, whereof every one sucked the breasts of my mother! when heareth twins, and there is not one barren I should find thee willioul, I would kiss thee: among them.

yea, I should not be despised. 7 As a piece of a pomegranate are thy lem- 2 I would lead thee, and bring thee into my ples within thy locks.

mother's liouse, who would instruct me: 1 8 There are threescore queens, and sourscore would cause liee to drink of spiced wide of cuncubines, and virgins without num!ıer. the juice of my pomegranate.

9 My dove, my undefiled is but one ; slie 3. His lelt land should be under my head, is the only one of her mother, she is the choice and his riglit i and should embrace ne. one of her that bare her: the daugliters saw 4 I cilarge you, U daughters of Jerusalein


that ye stir no ap, nor awake my love, until 9 If she be a wall, we will build upon her he please.

a palace of silver; and if she be a door, we 5 Who is this the cometh up from the will inclose lies with boards of cedar. wilderness, leaning upon her beloved : 1 10 I am a wall, and my breasts like touers : raised thee up under the apple-tree : there then was l in biseves as opeiliat found l'avour, thy mcther brouglit thee forth; there she u Solomon had a vineyard at Baal-hamon; brought thee fortli that hare thee.

he let out the vineyard unto keepers: every 6Set me as a seal upon thine beart, as a seal one for the fruit thereof was to bring a thouupon thine arm: for love is strong as death; sand pieces of silver. jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals ibere- 12 My vineyard, which is mine, is before of are coals of fire, which hath a most velie- me: tlou, O Solomon, must have a thousand, ment Aame.

and those that keep the fruit thereof two 7 Many waters cannot quenchi love, neither hundred. can the floods drown it: If a man would give 13 Thou that dwellest in the gardens, the all the substance of his house for love, it would companions liearken lo lhy voice : cause me uiterly be contemned.

to hear it. 3 [We have a little sister, and she hath no 14 1 Make haste, my beloved, and be thou breasts: wiat shall we do for our sister in the like to a roe or to a young hart upou the day when she shall be spoken for? nountains of spices.

I The Book of the Prophet ISAIAH.

who hath required this at your hand, to trend "HE vision of Isaiali, the son of Amoz, my courts ?

13 Bring no more vaid ohlations ; incense Jerusalein, in the days of Uzzialı

, Jotham, is an abomination unto me; the new-moon Alaz, and Hezekialı, kings of Judah. and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I can.

2 Hear, O heavens; andgive ear, 0 earth; not away with : it is iniquity, even the sofor the Lord haih spoken, I have nourished lemu meeting. and brought up children, and they have re- 14 Your new-vnoons and your appointer belled against me.

seasts my soul bateth: they are a trouble un 3 The or knoweth his owner, and the ass to me; I am weary to bear them. his master's erib; but Israel doth not know, 15 And when ye spread forth: your hands my people cloth not consider.

I wiil hide mine eyes !roin you; yea, wher 4 'Al sinful nation, a people laden with ye make many pravers, I will not liear: you iniquity, a seed of evil-doers, children that hands are full of blood. are corruplers ! they have forsaken the LORD), 16 Waslı youi, make you clean; put away they have provoked the Haly One of Israel the evil of your duings from before mine unto anger, they are gone away back-eyes : cease to do evil; ward,

17 Learn 10 do well, seek judginent; re. 5. Why should ye he sticken any more? lieve the oppressed ; judge ile fatherless ye will revoli more and more. The whole plead for the widow, hread is sick, and the whole beart saint. enco

Come now, and let us reason together 6 i'rom the sole of the foot even unto the Sajuk the Low: Though your sins be as scar meau there is no soundness in it; but wounds y, they shall be as white as snow'; thoughts and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have mey be red like crimson, they shall be as woon not been closed, neither bound up, neither 19 TL ve be willing and obedient, ye shall mollitied with ointment.

eat the good of the land : 7 Your country is desolate, your cities are 20 But il ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be burned with fire. your land, strangers devour devoured with the sword: for the mouth oi it in your presence, and it is desolate, as the LORD liath spoken il. overtlirowa by sirangers.

21 1 How is ilie failiful city become ab 8 And the daugliter of Zion is left as a barlot! it was full of judgment; righteous. collage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden ness lodged in it; but now inurderers. of cucurabers, as a besieged city.

21 lov silver is become cross, thy wine 9 Except the Lord of hosts had left unto mixed with water: us a very small remnant, we should have 23 Thy princes are rebellious, and compa been as Sodom, and we shouid have been nions of thieves: every one lovelli gilis, and nike unto Gomorrahı.

followeth alter rewards: they judge not the 10 ! Ilear the word of the Lori, ye ru- fatherless, neither doth the cause of die widow lers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of cur, come unto them. God, ve people ci Gomorrali:

24 Therefore saithelie Lund, the Lord of 11 To whal purpose is the multitude of liosts, the miglity One of Israel, All, I will your sacrifices iimo me? saith the LOR!: Ilease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me am full of the burni-offerings of rams, and coi mine enemies : fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood 25 And I will turn my hand upon, of bullocks, or of lambs, or of lie-goats. and purely purge away iksy droso, and iais

12 Whai ye come io appear before me, away all diy lin.

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

26 And I will restore thy judges as at the 14 And upon all the liigls mountains, and first, and thy counsellors as ai the beginning: upon all the hills that are listed up, afterward thou shalt be called, Tlie city of 15 And upon every higli tower, and upon righteousness, The faithful city.

every fenced wall, 27 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, 16 And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and and her converts with righteousness. upor all pleasant pictures.

281 And the destruction of the transgressors 17 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed and of the sinners shall be together, and they downl, and the laughtiness of men shall be that forsake the LORD shall be consumed. made low; and the LORD alone shall be ex

29 For they shall be ashamed of the oaks alted in that day. which ye have desired, and ye shall be con- 18 And the idols he shall utterly abolish. founded for the gardens that ye have chosen, 19 And they shall go into the holes of the

30 For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf rocks, and into the caves of the eartlı, for rear fadetti, and as a garden that hath no water. of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty,

31 And the strong shall be as low, and the when he arisetli to slake terribly the earth. maker of it asaspark, and they shall bou burn 0 In that day a man shall cast his idols of together, and none shall quench them. silver, and his idols of gold, which they made CHAP. II.

euch one for bimself to worship, to the moles THE word that Isaiali the son of Amoz saw and to the bats ;

21 To go into the clests of the rocks, and 2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of that the mountain of the Lord's house shali the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty, be established in the top of the mountains, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth. and shall be exalted above the bills; and all 22 Cease ye from man, whose breath is in bis nations shall Now weo it:


for wherein is he to be accounted of? 3 Andinany people shall go and say, Come

CHAP. I. ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the POR, hehold, the LORD, the LORD of hosts, LØRD), to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk Judall, the stay and the staff, the whole stay n his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the of bread, and ihe whole stay of water, aw,and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. 2 The mighty man, and the man of war,

4 And lie shall judge among the nations, the judge, and ille prophet, and the prudent, and shall rebuke many people ; and they shall and the ancient, beat their swords into plow-sliares, and their 3 The captain of fisty, and the honourable spears into pruning-hooks: nation shall no1 man, and the counsellor, and the cunning arart up sword against nation, neither shall tificer, and the eloquent orator. hey learn war any more.

4 And I will give children to be their 5 O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us princes, and babes shall rule over them. walk in the light of the Lord.

5 And the people shall be oppressed, every 6 * Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people one by another, and every one by his neighthe house of Jacob, because they be replenish- bour: the child shall bebave himself proudly ed from the east, and are soothisayers like the against the ancient, and the base against Philistines, and they please themselves in the the honourable. children of strangers.

6. When a man shall take hold of his bro7 Their land also is full of silver and gold, ther, of the house of his father, saying, Thou neither is there any end of their treasures ; last clothing, be thou our ruler, and let this their land is also full of Horses, neither is there ruin be under thy hand : zny end of their chariots :

7 In that day shall be swear, saying, I will 8 Their land also is full of idols, they wor- not be an healer; for in my house is neither skip the work of their own liands, that whici bread nor clothing : make me not a ruler of their own fingers have made :

the people. 9 And the inean man boweth down, and 8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is the great man humbleth himself: therefore fallen; because their tongue and their doings forgive them not.

are against the Lord, to provoke the eyes of 10 1 Enter into the rock, and liide thee in lois glory. the dust, for fear of the LORD, and for the 9°! The slew of their countenance doch glory of bis majesty.

witness against thein; and they declare their 11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, sin as Sodom, they hide it not : woe unto ind une haughtiness of men shall be bowed their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto Jown; and the Lord) alone shall be exalted themselves. in that day.

i0 Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be 12 For’ibe day of the Lord of hosts shall wellirith him ; for they shall eat the fruit of 3e upon every one that is proud and losiy, their doings. and upon every one ihal is listed up, and lie 11 Woe unto the wicked! it skall be ill with shall be brought low :

him ; for the reward of his lands shall be 13 And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that given him. are bigb end lifted up, and upon all the oaks 12 1 As for my people, children are their of Bashan,

Loppressors, and womea rule over them. O mg

[ocr errors]


[ocr errors]

IS AAil. people, they which lead thee cause thee to the shining of a faming fre by pigut: for err, and destroy the way of thy paths. upon all the glory shall bea desence.

13 The LORD standeth up to plead, and 6 And there shall be a tabernacle for a sha. standeth to judge the people.

dow in the day-time from the lieat, and for a 14 The Lord will enter into judgment with place of refuge, and for a covert from storm tne ancients of his people, and the princes and froin rain. thereof: for ye lave eaten up the vineyard;

CHAP. V. the spoil of the poor is in your houses.

-song 15 What mean ye that ye beat my people of my beloved touching his vineyand. 10 pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? My well-beloved bath a vineyard in a very saith the Lord God of hosts.

fruitful hill, 16 | Moreover, the LORD saithi, Because 2 And he fenced it, and gathered out the the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk stones thereof, and planted it with the witli stretched-forth necks, and wanton eyes, choicest vine, and built a tower in the mida walking and mucing as they go, and inaking of it, and also made a wine-press therein · a tinkling with their feet :

and he looked that it sliculd bring forth 17 Therefore the Lord will smite with a grapes, and it hrouglie forth wild grapes. scab the crown of the head of tie daughters 3' And now, O inliahilants of Jerusalem, of 7100, and the LORD will discover their se- and men of Judali, judge, I pray you, bez crel parts.

twixt me and my vineyard. 18 In that day the Lord will take away 4 What could have been done more to my the bravery of their tinkling ornainents about vineyard, that I have not done in it? whert their feet, and their cauls, and their round fore, when I looked that it should bring fobih tires like the moon,

grapes, brought it forth wild grapes ? 19 The chains, and the bracelets, and the 5. And now go 10 ; I will tell you what I mufflers,

will do lo my vinevard: i will take away the 20 The bonnets, and the ornaments of the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up, and legs, and the lead-bands, and the tablets, and break down the wali thereof, and it shall be the ear-rings,

trodden down. 21 The rings, and nose jewels,

6 And I will lay it waste : it shall not be 29 The changeable suits of apparel

, and the pruned nor digged; but there shall come up mantles, and lie whimples, and the crisping. briers and thorns: I will also command the pins,

clouds that they rain no rain upon it. 23 The glasses, and the fine linen, and the 7 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts in hoods, and the rails.

the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his 21 And it shall come to pass, that instead of pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, sweet sinell there shall be stink; and instead of bu behold oppression; for righteousness, but a girdle a rent; and instead of well-st hair behold a cry: ballness; and instead of a stomacher a 8 ! Woe unto them that join house to girdling of sackcloth; and burning instead of house, that lay field to field, iill there be no beauty.

place, that they may be placed alone in the 25 Tliy men shall fall by the sword, and midst of the earth! thy iniglity in the war.

9 In mine ears suid the LORD of hosts, O! 26 And ber gates shall lament and mourn ; a trutlı many houses shall be desolate, even and she, being desolate, shall upon the great and fair, without inhabitant. ground.

10 Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield CUAP. IV

one bath, and the seed of an homer shall hold of one man, saying, We will tai

sale ainspoelbst

U Woe unto then that rise up early in our own bread, and wear our own apparel; the morning, that they may follow strcag only let us be called by thiy name, 10 take rrink ; that continue until night, ill wine .. away our reproach.

liame them! 2 1. In that day shall the branch of the 12 And the barp, and the viol, the latri, Lord be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts : Lui of the earth shall be excelent and comely for they regard not the work of the LORI), bci. them that are escaped o? Israel.

ther consider the operation of bis hands. 3 And it shall come to pass, that he that is 13 Therefore my people are güne into cap. left in zion, and lie that remainethic. Jeru- Livity, because they huve no knowledge; and salem, shall be called holy; even every one that their honourable men are famished, and their is written among the living in Jerusalem : multitude dried up with thirst.

4 When the Lord shall liave wasted away 14 Therefore hell hath enlarged herself.rod the filth of the daugliters of Zion, and stall opened her inouth without measure: and their have purged the blood of Jerusalrin liom the glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, midst thereof, by the spirit of judgment, and and be that pejoiceti), shall descend into it. by the spirit of buruing:

1) Aod the mean man skall be brougbe 5 And the Lord will create upon every down, and the mighty man shall be hundled, dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon hier av: the eyes of the losiy shall be liumbled : assemblies, a cloud and smoke liy day, and 16 Butile Lord of hosts sliall te exa!, ed

« AnteriorContinuar »