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Red, at the lifting up of thyself the nations our lawgiver the Lord is our king; he will were scattered.

4. And your spoil shall be gathered like the 23 Thy tacklings are loosel; they could gathering of the caterpillar: as the running not well strengthen their mast; they could to and fro of locusts sliall he run upon them. noi spread the sail: then is the prey or a.

5 The Lord is exalted; for he dwellel on greai spoil divided; the lame tahe the prey. ligh: he hath filled Zion with judgment and 24 And the inhabitants shall not say, I am righteousness.

sick: the people that dwell therein shuill be 6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the forgiven their iniquity: stability of thiy times, and strength of salva

CHÅP. XXXIV. lion: the fear of the Lord is his ireasure. 7 Behold, their valient ones shallery With COME near, venations, to hear; and hear

ken, ye people: let the earth bear, and ogt: the ambassadors of peace shall weep all that is therein; the world, and all things Litterly.

that corne forth of it. 8 The highways lie waste, the wayfaring 2 For the indignation of the Lord is upon snan ceasetli; be bath broken the covenant, all nations, and his fury upon all their arnies: he hath despised the cities, be regardeth no he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath de

livered them io the slaughter. 9 The earth mourneth anul languishetlı; 3 Their slain also shall be cast out, and their Lebanon is aslıamed and bewn down; Shia- stink shall come up out of their carcases, and ron is like a wilderness; and Bashan and Car- the mountains shall be melted with their blood mel shake off their fruits.

4 And all the host of heaven shall be discolo 10 Now will rise, saith the Lord; now ved, and the heavens shall be rolled together will I be exalted ; now will I lifi up myself. as a scroll: and all their hosts shall fall down,

Il Ye shall conceive chaff; ye shall bring as the leal falleth off from the vine, and as a forth stubble: your breath, us fire, shall de falling fig from the lig-tree. your you,

5 For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: 12 And the people shall be us the burn- behold, it shall come down upon Iduinea, and ings of lime; as thorns cut up shall they be upon the people of my curse, 10 judgment. burned in thie fire.

6 The sword of the Lord is filled with 13 Hear, ye that are far off, what I have blood ; it is made lat with latness, and with done ; and, ye ihat are near, acknowledge my the blood of lambs and goats, witli the sat of might.

the kidneys of rains : for the Lord liath a sa. 14 Tie sinners in Zion are afraid ; fear-crifice in Bozralı, and a great slaughter in sulness liath surprised the lıypocrites: who the land of Idumea. among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? 7 And the unicorns shall come down with who ainong us shall dwell with everlasting them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and burnings?

their land shall be soaked with blood, and 15 He that walketh rigliteously, and speak - their dust made sat with fatness. eth uprightly; he that despisein the gain of 8 For it is the day of the Lord's venge oppressions, that shaketh his hands from hold. ance, and the year of recompelices for the ing of bribes, that stoppelh his ears from controversy of Zion. hearing of blood, and shuttetli his eyes from 9 And the streams thereof shall be turned seeing evil.

into pitch, and the dust thereof into brim. 10 He sliall dwell on high; luis place of de- stone, and the land thereof shall become burnfence shall be the munitions of rocks; bread ling pitch. shall be given him, his waters shall be sure. 10 It shall not be quenchied night nor day;

17 Thine eyes shall see the king in his the smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from beauty: they shall behold the land that is very generation to generation it shall lie waste; far' oli

none shall pass through it fur ever and ever: 18 Thine heartshall meditate terror. Where 11 But the cormorant and the bittern shall is tho scribe? Where is the receiver? where is possess it; the owl also and the raven shall he that counted the towers?

dwell in it: and he shall stretch out upon it 19 Thou shalt not see a fierce people, a the line of confusior, and the stones of emptipeople of deeper speech than thou canst per- ness. ceive; ol' a staminering tongue, thui ihou 12 They shall call the nobles thereos to the cansl not understand.

kingdom, but none shall be there, and all lier 20 Look upon Zion, the city of our solem- princes shall be nothing. nities : thine cyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet 13 And thorps shall come up in her palahabitation, a labernacle that shall not beta-ces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses ken down; not one of the stakes thereof shall thereof'; and it shall be an habitation of draever be removed, neither shall any of the gons, and a court for owls. cords thereof be broken:

14 The wild beasts of the desert shall also 21 But there the glorious Lord will be meet with the wild beasts of the island, and unto us a place of broad rivers and streams ; libe satyr shall cry 10 bis fellow; the screechwherein shall go no galley with oars, neither owl also shall rest were, and find for herself shall gallant ship pass thereby.

a place of rest. For the Lord is our judge, the Lornis 15 There shall the great owl make her nest

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now, on wliom dost thou trust, that thou re16 Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and bellest against me? read; no one of these shall fail, none shall 6 Lo, thou trustest in the staff of this browant her mate: for my mouth it lath com-ken reed, on Egypt: whereon if a man lean, manded, and bis spirit it hati gathered them. it will go into his hand, and pierce it, so is

17 And he hath cast the lot for them, and Pharaoliking of Egypt to all that trust in him. his hand hath divided it unto them by line: 7 But if thou say to mas, We trust in the they shall possess it for ever, from generation LORD our God: is it noi lie whose high to generation shall they dwell therein. places and whose altars Hezekiah hath laken CHAP. XXXV.

away, and said to Judah and to Jerusalera, shall be glad for ; and the desert 8 Now therefore give pledges, I pray thee, shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. to my master the king of Assyria, and I will

2 It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice give thee iwo thousand horses, if thou be able even with joy and singing : the glory of Le- on thy part to set riders upon them. banon sha!l be given unto it, the excellency 9 flow then wilt thou turn away the face of Carinel and Sharon; they shall see the of one captain of the least of my master's glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our servants, and put thy trust on Egypt for chaGod.

riots and for lorsemen? 3 1 Strengthen ye the weak hands, and 10 And am I now come up without the confirm the feeble knees.

Lord against this land to destroy it? The 4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Lord said unto me, Go up againsi this land, Be strong, sear not; behold, your God will and destroy it. come with vengeance, even God with a re- 11 Then said Eliakim, and Shebna, and compence; he will come and save you. Joah, unto Rabshakeli, Speak, I pray thee,

5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be open- unto thy servits in the Syrian language; ed, and the ears of the deafshall be unstopped: for we understand it: and speak noi io us in

6 Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, the Jews' language, in the ears of the people end the longue of the dumb sing: for in the that are on the wall. wilderness shall waters break out, and streams 12 But Rabshakeh said, Hath my master in the desert.

sent me to thy master and to thee, to speak 7 And the parched ground shall become a these words: hath he not sent me to the men pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: that sit upon the wall, that they may eat their in the liabilation of dragons, wlie, e ench lay, own dung, and drink their own piss with you! shall be grass, with reeds ard rushes.

13 1 Then Rabshakeh stood, and cried with 8 And an lighway shall be there, and a a loud voice in the Jews' language, and said, way, and it shall be called, The way of boli- Hear ye the words of the great king, the !ress; the unclean shall not pass over it; but king of Assyria: it shall be for those : the wayfaring men, ii Thus caith the king, Let not Hezekiah though fools, shall not err therein.

deceive you; for he shall not be able to de9 No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous liver you. heast shall go up shall noe be founu 15 Neither let Hezekiah make you trust in there; but the redeemed shall walk there. the Lord, saying, The Lord will surely de

10 And the ransomed of the LORD shall re. liver us: this city shall not be delivered into lurn, and come lo Zion with songs, and ever the band or the king of Assyria. lasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain 16 Hearken not to Hezekiah; for thus joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall saith the king of Assyria, Makeun agreement flee away.

with me by a present, and come out to me: CHAP. XXXVI.

and eat ye every one of his vine, ard every year of king Hezekiah, that Sennache- the waters of his own cistern; rib king of Assyria came up against all the 17 Until I come and take you away to a defenced cities of Judah, and took them. land like your own land, a land of corn and

24 And the king of Assyria sent Rabsta- wine, a land of bread and vineyards. keh from Lachisi: 10 Jerusalem, unto king 18 Beware, lest Hezekiah, persuade you. Hezekialı, with a great army: and he stood saying, The Lord will deliver us. Hatb any by the conduit of the upper pool, in the high- orihe gods of tie nations delivered his land way of the fuller's field.

out of the hand of the king of Assyria? 3 Then came forth unto him Eliakim, Hil- 19 Where ure the gods of Hamath and Arkiah's son, which was over the house, and plad? where are the gods of Sepharvaim? and Shebna the scribe, and Joab, Asaph's son, have they delivered Samaria out of ing hand? the recorder.

20 Who are they among all the gods of 4 And Rabshakeh said unto them, Say ye these lands that bave delivered their land out now to Hezekiah, Thus saith the great king, of my liand, that the Lord should deliver the king of Assyria, What confidence is this Jerusalem out of my hand ? wherein thou trustest?

21 But they held their peace, and answered

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ISAIAN. nim not a word: for the king's commandinent 16 O LRI) of hosts, Gol of Israel, thias was, saying, Answer him not.

dwellest between the cherubiins, thou art the 22 Then came Eliakim the son of Bilo God.eren thou alone, of all the kingdoms et kiah, that was over the household, and she the ea th; thon lust made heaven and parili. na the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaphs the 17 Incline thine ear, O LORD, and liear: recorder, in Hezekialı with their clothes ren, lopen Urine evra, () Lord), and see ; and tear and told him the words of Rabsbakeli. all the words of Sennacherib, which halb seni CHAP. XXXIII.

to re;rvachi the living Ciod. ND it came to pass, when king Hezekialı 1.301 a trulli, LORI, the kings of Assyria

heard it, that he rent his clothes, and have laid waste all the nations, and their covered himself with sackcloth, aud went in- countries, to the house of the Lord.

DAnd hare cast their gods into the fire : 2 And he sent Eliakim, who was over the for they were no gods, but the work of men's household. and Shebna the scribe, and the bands, wood and stone; therefore they have elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, destroyed them unto Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz. 20 Now therefore, O Lord our God, save

3 And they said into linn, Thus saith He- us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of zekiali, This day is a day of trouble, and of the earth may know that thou art the Lord, rehlike, and of blaspheny: for the children even thou only. are coine to the birth, and there is not strength 2 I'llien Isaiah the son of Amoz sent unto bring forth.

to Hezkialı, saving, hus saith the Lord) 4 It may be the Lord thy God will bear God of Israel, Whereas thou hast prayed to the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of me against Sennacherib king of Assyria : Assyria his master bath sent to reproach the 2. This is the word which the Lord hath living God, and will reprove the words which spoken concerning him, The virgin, the the LORD thy God bath heard: wherefore daugliter of Zion, bath despised thee, au ist up thy prayer for the remuant that is leli.langbed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jeru5 So the servants of king Hezekialı caine salem liath shaken her head al diee. Isaiah.

23 Whom bastilloy reproached and blas6 $ And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall phemed ; and against u bom last thou exaltye say unto your master,Thus saith the LORD, ed iny voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? be not afraid of the words that thou hast even against the Holy One of Israel. heard, wherewith the servants of the king of 24 By thy servants hast thou reproached Assyria bave blasphemed me.

the Lord, and bast said, By the multitude 7 Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and of my chariots am I come up to the heigleton he shall bear a rumour, and return to his the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon; and own land ; and I will cause bim to fall by I will cut down the tall cedars thereof, did the sword in his own land."

the choice fir-trees thereof : and I will enter 81 So Rabshakeh returned, and found the into the weight of his border, and the forest king of Assyria warring against Libnalı: for of his ('armel. he had heard that lie was departed from La- 25 1 have digged, and drunk water; and chish.

with the sole of ins feet have I dried


al. 9 And he heard say concerning Tirliakali the rivers of the besieged places. king of Ethiopia, He is come forth to make 26 Hast thou not lieard long ago, how ! war with thee: and when lie heard it, bie bave done it; ant of ancien imes, that I sent messengers to Hezehialı, saving, have forineal it? now lave I brought it to

10 Thus shall ye speak to Hezekialı king pass, that thou shouidest be to lay waste deof Judalı, saying, Let not thy God in when fenced cities into ruinous heaps. thou trustest deceive thee, saying, Jerusalein 27 Therefore their inliabitants were of shall not be given into the land of the king small power, they were dismayed and conof Assyria.

founded: they were as the grass of the field, 11 Bebold, thou hast heard what the kings and as the green hierb; as the grass on the of Assyria have done to all lands, by de-house-tops, and as cori blasted belore it be kli uying them utterly, and shalt thou be de- grown up. livered?

28 Bui I know thy abode, and thy going 12 Have the gods of the nations delivered out, and thy coming in, and thy rage against them wlicl. iny fathers have destroyed, us ine. Gozan, and Harau, and Rezephi, and the 29 Because thy rage against me, and they children of Eden which were in Tela sar? tumult, is come up into mine ears; therefore

13 Wliere is the king of Hamath, and the will I put my look in thy nose, and my briking of Arphad, and tle king of the city of dle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by Sepliarvaim, Hena, and Ivali?

the way by which thou cainest. 14 | And Hezekiahı received the letter 30 And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye from the land of the messengers, and read shall eat this year such as groweth of itself; it: and Hezekiah went up unto the house of and the second year that wlrich springeth of the LORD, and spread it before the LORD. the same, and in the third year sow ye, and

15 And Hezekialı prayed unto the LURD, rear, and plant vineyards, and ear the fruit


?L Anillie remuant that is escaped of the, ll l said, I shall not see the LORD, evm the house al Jurlalı shall again lake rool down Lord, in the land of the living : I shall behold ward, and bear fruit up vard:

man no more with the indiabitants of the world. 3! For out of Jerusalein all go foreli a 12 Mine age is departed, and is removed temnant, and they that escape out of mount from me as a shepherd's tent: I have cut off Zion, the zeal of the Lord of hosts shall do like a weaver my life; he will cut me off with is.

pining sickness: from day even to miglit wilt 33 Therefore thus saitli the Lord concern- ihou make an end of me. ing the king of Assyria, He shall not come 13 I reckoned till morning, that, as a lion, into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor so will he break all my bones: from day even come before it with shields, nor cast a bank to night wilt thou make an end of me. against it.

14 Like a crane, or a swallow, so did I 34 By the way that he came, by the same chatter : I did mourn as a dove; mine eyes shall be rn, and shall not come into this fail with looking upward: O LORD, I am op.' city, saith the LORD.

pressed; undertake for me. 35 For I will defend this city to save it, for' 15 TV hat stall I say? he hath both spoken un mine own sake, and for my servant David's to me, and himselt hath done it: I shall go sake.

sofily all my years in the bitterness of my soul. 36 Then the angel of the Lord went forth, 16 O Lorn, by these things men live, and and smole in the camp of the Assyrians an in all these things is the life of my spirit : so bundred and fourscore and five thousand : wilt thou recover me, and make me to live. and when they arose early in the inorning, 17 Behold, for peace l had great bitterness; belold, ihey were all dead corpses. but thou hast in love to my soul delivered it

37 ! So Sennacherib king of Assyria de- from the pit of corruption for thou hasi cast parted, and went and returned, and dwell all iny sins belind eliy back. at Nineveh.

13 For the grave cannot praise thee; death 38 And it came to pass. as he was worship- can not celebrate thee; they that go down ping in the house of Nisroclı his god, that into the pit cannot hope for thy truth. Adrammelech and Sharezer hvis suns smote 19 The living, the living, he shall praise hiin with the sword; and they escaped into thee, as I do this day; the father to the chilThe land of Armeria : and Esar-laddon his dren shall make known thy truth. son reigned in lois stead.

20 The LORD was ready to save me: there CHAP. XXXVIII.

fore we will s9g my songs to the stringed inNthose days was Hezekialı sick unto death. strujaents all the days of our life in the louse

And Isaiali the prophet, the son of Amor, of the Lord. came 19.10 him, and said unto him, Tbus 21 For Isaiah had said, Let them take a saith the Lori), Set thine house in order: for lump of figs, and lay it for a plaster upon the thou shalt die, and not live.

boil, and he shall recover. 2 Then Hezekiah turned his face toward 2 Hezekiab also had said, What is the sign the wall, and prayed unto the Lori), that I shall go up to the house o the LORD! 3 And said. Remember now, O LORI), I

CHAP. XXXIX. beseecii thee, how I have walked before thee T that time Merodach-baladan, the son done that which is good in thy siglit: and and a present to Hezekiah: for he had beard Hezekiah wept sore.

that lie bad been sick, and was recovered. ! Then came the word of the Lord to 2 And Hezekiah was glad of them, and Isaiah, saying,

shewed them the house of his precious things, 5 Go and say to llezekialı, Tlus sait! the the silver, and the gold, and the spices, and Lord, the Coil of David lliy father, I have the precious ointment, and all the house of heard tlıy praver, I llave seen the lears : he-Ibis ai mour, and all that was found in his hold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years. treasures : there was nothing in his house.

6 And I will deliver thee and this city out nor in all his dominion, that Hezekialı slew of the han, of the king of Assyria : and I willed them not defend this cits.

3 Then came Isaiah the prophet unio 7 And this ishull be a sign unto thee froin king Hezekiahi, and said unto him, that said the LORD, that the LORD will do this thing these meu? and from whence came they anto that he hath spoken:

thee? And Hezekiah said, They are come from 8 Behold, I will bring again the shadow of a far country unto me, even from Babylon. the degrees which is gone down in the sun- 4 Then said be, What liave they seen in dial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward. So the line bouse? And Hezekiah answered, All sun returned ter degrees, by which degrees that is in mine house have they seen; there it was gone down.

is nothing among my treasures that'l bave 91 The writing or Hezekiah king of Ju- not shewed them. dah, when he had been sick, and was re- 5 Then said Isaiah to Hezekiah, Hlear the covered of his sickness:

word of the Lord of hosts; 10 I said in the cuiting off of my days, I 6 Beboll, the days come, that all that is shall go to the gates of the grave: I am de- in line lone, anel' that which thy fathers prived of the residue of any yers. have laid up in store until this day, suall be

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COMFORT en comfort ye my people, to prepare a graven image, that shall not be

carried to Babylon: nothing shall be left, 17 All nations before him are as nothing saith the Lord.

and they are courted to him less than no 7 And of thy sons that shall issue from thing, and vanily. thee, which thou shall beget, shall they take 13 ( To whom then will ye liken God? or away; and they shall be eunuclis in the pa- what likeness will ye compare unto him? lace of the king of Babvion.

19 The workmen melteth a graven image 8 Then said Hezekinh to Isaialı, Good is and the goldsmith spreadetli it over with the word of the Lord which thou last spo- gold, and casteth silver chains. ken: he said moreover, For there shall be 20 He that is so impoverished that he hatt peace and truth in my days.

no oblation chovseth a tree that will not rot CHAP. XL.

be seeketh unto him a cunning workman God. 2 Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, 21 Have ye not known? have ye not and cry unto her that her warfare is accom- heard? hath it not been told you from the plished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for beginning ? bave ye not understood from the she hath received of the LORD's hand double foundations of the earth? for all her sios.

22 It is he that sitteth upon the circle of 3 The voice of liim that crieih in the the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, grasshoppers ; that stretcheth out the heamake straight in the desert a bigliway for vens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as our God.

a tent to dwell in; 4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every 23 That bringeth the princes to nothing; mountain and hill shall be made low: and be maketh the judges of the earth as vanity. the crooked shall be made straight, and the 21 Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they rough places plain :

shall not be sown; yea, their stock shall not 5 And the glory of the LORD shall be re-take root in the earth: and he shall also blow vealed, and all Mesh shall see it together: for upon them, and they shall wither, and the the mouth of the Lord bath spoken it. whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.

6 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What 25 To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I cry. All Aesh is grass, and all the good- shall I be equal ? saith the Holy One. liness thereof is as the flower of the field: 26 List up your eyes on high, and behold

7 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth : who liath created these things, that bringell because the Spirit of the Lord bloweth upon out their host by number: he calleth then it: surely the people is grass.

all by names, by the greatness of liis might. 8 The grass witherethi, the flower sadeth; for that he is stiong in power; not one saileth but the word of our God shall stand for ever. 27 Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest,

9 10. Zion, that bringest good tidings, gei O Israel, My way is bid from the Lord, and thee up into the higlı mountain; 0 Jerusalem, my judgment is passed over from my God! that bringest good tidings, liš up lliy voice 28 1 Hast thou not known, hast thou nol with strength : lift it up, be not afraid ; say heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God! the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth

10 Behold, the Lord God will come with not, neither is weary? there is no searching strong hund, and his arm shall rule for him: of his understanding. behold, his reward is with him, and his work 29 lle giveth power to the saint; and to them before him.

thal hore no might lie increaseth strength. 11 He shall feed his flock like a sliepherd ; 30 Even the youths shall faint and be he shall gather the lambs with his arın, and weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: carry them in his bosom, and shall gently 31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall lead those tliat are with young.

renew their strength; they shall mount up 129 Who hath measured the walers in the with wings as eagles; they shall and not hollow of liis hand, and meted out heaven with be weary; arui they shall walk, and not faint. the span, and comprehended the dust of the

CHAP. XLI. earth in a measure, and weighed the moun- EEP silence before me, O islands; and lains in scales, and the hills in a balance

13 Wro laih directed the Spirit of the LORD, them come near, then let them speak: let iu or, being his counsellor, halli taught him? come near together to judgment.

14 With whom took he counsel, and who 2 Who raised up the righteous man from ins!ructed him, and taught him in the path the east, called him to liis foot, gave the na. of judgment, and taught hin knowledge, and tions belore him, and inade him rule over shewed to bim the way of understanding? kings? he gave them as the dust to bis sword

15 Behold, the nations are as a drop of a anul as driven stubble to his bow. bucke, and are counted as the small dust of 3 He pursued them, and passed safely; even the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles by the way that he had not gone with his feet. as a very little thing.

4 Who liath wrought and done it, calling 16 And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, the generations from the beginning I the For the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt-Lorn, the first, and with the last; I am he. offering

5 The isles saw it, and leared; the ends of

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