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bere, will the transgressors; and he bare liee shall prosper and every longue tha: the sin of many, and made intercessiou for shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt the transgressors.

condemn. This is the heritage of the serCHAP. LIV.

vants of the Lor); and their righteousness ING, O barreu, liou that didst not bear; is of me, saith the LORD. break forth inte singing, and cry aloud,

CHAP. LV. more are the children of the desolate than the 11 the waiers, and lie that hath no money:

, children of the married wile, saith the LORD. come ye, buy aud eat; yea, come, buy wine

2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let and milk without money, and without price. them stretch forth the curtains of thine habi- 2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that tations : spare not, lengthen thy cords, and which is not bread and your labour for that strengthen thy stakes :

which satisfieth not? hearken diligently un. 3 For thou shalt break forth on the right to me, and eat ye thurt which is good, and let hand and on the left; and thy seed shall in- your soul delight itself in fatness. herit the Genules, and make the desolate 3 Incline your car, and coine unto me cities to be inhabited.

hear, and your soul shall live; and I will 4 4 Fear not; for thou shalt not be asha- make an everlasting covenant with you, even med: neither bé thou confounded; for thou the sure mercies of David. shalt not be put to shame: for thou shall forget 4 Behold, I have given him for a witness the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remem- to the people, a leader and commander !o ber the reproach of thy widowhood any more. the people.

5 For thy Maker is thine husband; the 5 Beholl, thou shalt call a nation that thou LORD of hosts is his name: and thy Redeem-knowest not; and nations that knew not thee er the Holy One of Israel ; The God of the shall run unto thee, because of the LORD thy whole earth shall be be called.

God, and for the lloly One of Israel; for be 6 For the LORD hath cailed thee as a wo-hath glorified thee. man forsaken, and grieved in spirit, and a 6Seek ye the Lord while he may be wise of youth, wlien thou wast refused, saith found, call ye upon him wliile he is near:

7 Lel the wicked forsake his way, and the 7 For a small moment have I forsaken thee; unrighteous man his thoughts: and let bim but with great mercies will I gather thee. return unto the Lord, and he will have mer.

8 In a little wrath I hid my face from thee cy upon him; and to our God, for he willy for a moment : but with everlasting kindness abundantly pardon. will I bave mercy on thee, saith ihe LORD 81 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, thy Redeemer.

neither are your ways my ways, saith the 9 For this is as the waters of Noah unto Lord. me: for as I have sworn that the waters of 9 For as the heavens are higher than the Noah should no more go over the earth; so earth, so are my ways higher than your have I sworn that I would not be wroth with ways, and my thoughs than your thoughts. thee, nor rebuke thee.

io For as the rain coineth down, and the 10 For the mountains shall depart, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thiLills be removed; but my kindness sliall noulther, but wateretli the earth, and maketh it depart from thee, neither shall tlie covenant bring forth and bud, that it may give seede of my peace be removed, saith the LORD to the sower, and bread to tlie eater; that hath mercy on thee.

11 So shall my word be that goeth forth 11 10 thou afflicted, tossed with lempest, out of my moutli : it shall not return unto and not comforted ! behold, I will lay thy me void; but it shall accomplish that which stones with sair colours, and lay thy foundár I please, and it shall prosper in the thing Lions with sapphires.

wliereto 1 sent it. 12 And I will make thy windows of agates, 12 For ye ehall go out with joy, and be led and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy forth with peace: the mountains and the hills parders of pleasant stones.

shall break lorth before you into singing, and 13 And all thy children shall be taught of all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. the LORD; and great sholl be the peace of 13 Instead of the thorn sball come up the thy children.

fir-tree, and instead of the brier shall come 14 In righteousness shalt thou be establish- up the myrtle-tree: and it shall be to the ed: thou shall be far from oppression; for Long for a name, for an everlasting sign, thou shall not fear; and from terror; for it that shall not be cut off. shall not come near thee.

CAP. LV1. ther, but not by me: whosoever shall gather and do justice: for my salvation is near

, logether against thee shall fall for thy sake. 1o come, and my righteousness to be revealed.

16 Behold, I have created the smith that 2 Blessed is the man that doeth this, and bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bring the son of man that layeth hold on it; that eth forth an instrument for his work; andol keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and have created the waster to destroy.

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that hath joined himself to the Lorn, speak, made thee a covenant with. then; thou losaying, The LORD hath utterly separated me vedst their bed where thou sawest il. from his people; neither let the eunuch say, 9 And thou wentest to the king with oint · Behold, I am a dry iree.

ment, and didst increase thy perfumes, and 4 Forthus saith the LORD unto the eunuchs didst send thy messengers far off, and didst that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things uebase thysely eren unto liell. that please me, and take hold of ıny covenant; 10 Thou art wearied in the greatness of the

5 'Even unto them will I give in mine way; yet saidst thou not, There is no hope: house, and within my walls, a place and a thou hast found the life of thine band; there. name better than of sons and of daughters : fore thou wast not grieved. I will give them an everlasting name, thal 11 And of whom hast thou been afraid or shall not be cut ofl.

feared, that thou hast lied, and liast not re6 Also the sons of the stranger, that join inemhered me, nor laid it to thy heart? bare themselves to the Lord, to serve him, and to not I held my peace even of old, and thou love the name of the Lori), to be lis servants, fearest me not? every one that keepelh the sabbath from pol- 12 I will declare thy righteousness, and thy luting it, and taketlı hold of my covenani; works ; for they shall not profit thee. 7 Even them will I bring to my holy moun

13 !! When thou criest, let thy companies lain, and make them joyiui in my house of deliver thee: but the wind shall carry them prayer: their burnt-offerings and their sacri- all away; vanity shall iake them · hut be tices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for that putteth his trust in me shall possess the mine house shall be called an house of prayer land, and shall indierit my holy mountain ; for all people.

14 And shall say, Casi ye up, cast ye up. 8 The Lord God, which gatheretli the out prepare the way; take up the stumbling casts of Israci, saith, Yet willlgather others to block out of the way of my people. him, besides those that are gathered unto him. 15 For thus saith the high and lofty One

9'll All ye heasts of the field, come to de- that inbabiteth cierpily, whose name is Holy; vour; yea, all ye beasis in the forest.

I dwell in the bigh and lioly place, with him 10 His watchmen are blind: they are allig- also that is of a contrite and bumble spirit, norant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot lo revive the spirit of the humble, and io re bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. vive the heart of the contrite ones.

Il Yea, they are greedy dogs which can 16 For I will not contend for ever, neither never have enough, and they are shepherds will I be always wroth: for the spirit should that cannot understand: tliey all look to fail before me, and the souls which I have their own way, every one for his gain, from made. his quarter.

17 For the iniquity of his covelousness was 12 Come ye, say they, I will retch wine, I wroth, and smoie bim: I bid me, and was and we w:ll Åll ourselves with strong drink; wroth, and he went on frowardly in the way and to-morrow shall be as this day, anu' much of his heart. more abundant.

18 I have seen his ways, and will heal him; CHAP. LVII.

I will lead him also, and restore comforts uneth lo

19 I creare the fruit of the lips ; Peace, inken awny, none considering that the righ-peace to him that is far off

, and to him that is teous is taken away from the evil to come. near, saith the LORD; and I will heal hio.

? He shallenter into peace: tlieystallrest in O But the wiched are like the troubled their heds, enchorie walking in his

upriglieness. sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters east 3 Bui draw near bither, ye sons of the sor- up pire and dirt. ceress, the secciof the adulterer and the whore. There is no peace, saith my God, 'o the

4 Against whom do ye sport yourselves? *cked. against whom make ye a wide mouth, and

CHAP. LVII.' draw.cout the tongue are poate foluildren or CTY calond, spare pot je bil up thy voice like

5 Enflarning yourselves with idols under transgression,and the house of Jacobuleirsins. ever y green tree, slaying the children in the Set they seek me daily, and delight to valieys under the clefts of the rocks? know my ways, as a nation that did righteous

6 Among the smooth slones of the stream ness: and forsook not the ordinance of their is thy portion; whey, they are thy lot: even God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice: to tliem hast liou poured a drivk-offering, they take deliglut in approaching to God. thou hast offered a meal-offering. Should i 3 Whrefore bave we fasted, say they, and receive comfort in these?

thou seest not? wherefore wave we afilicled 7 Upon a lolly and high mountain last our soul, and thou lakest no knowledge. thou sei thy bed: even thither weniest thou Behold, in the day of your fast, ye find plea up to offer sacrifice.

sure, and exact all your labours. 8 Belind the doors also and the posts last 4 Behold, ye last for strife and debate, and thou set up thy remembrance; for thou hast to smile with the fist of wickedness: ye shall discovered thyself to another than me, and not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice

Te righteous perisheting and no man lay- to him, and to luis mourners:

5 Is it such a fast that I bave chosen a day dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow out into a viper. down his head as a bulrush, and to spread 6 Their webs shall not becoine garments, sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou neither shal! they cover themselves with their call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the works: their works are works of iniquiry, LORD?

and the act of violence is in their hands. 6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? 7. Their feet run to evil, and they make to loose the hands of wickedness, to undo she haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go are thouglits of iniquity; wasting and defree, and that ye break every yoke? struction are in their pavis.

7 'Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, 8 The way of peace they know not; and and that thou bring the poor that are cast out there is no judgment in their goings: they to thy house? when thou seest the naked, have made them crooked paths; whosoever that thou cover biin; and that thou hide noi goeth the ein shall not know peace thyself from thine own flesh?

91 Therefore is judgment far from us, 8 1 Then shall thy light break forth as the neither doth justice overtake us: we wa'i morning, and thine health siiall spring forth for light, but" behold obscurity; for bright speedily; and thy righteousness shall go beness, but we walk in darkness. fore thee: the glory of the LORD shall be thy 10 We grope for uie wall like the blind, rere-ward.

and we grope as if we had no eyes : we 9 Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall stumhle al noon-day as in the night; we are answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, jin desolate places as dead men. Here I am. If thou take away from the midsi 11 We roar all like bears, and modra of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the fin- sore like doves: we look for judgment, but ger, and speaking vanity;

there is none, for salvation, but it is far off 10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the from us. hungry, and satis!y the amicied soul; then 1. For our transgressions are mnltiplied shall thy liglie rise in obscurity, and thy dark. before thee, and our sins testify against us: ness be as the noon-day:

for our transgressions are with us; and as for I! And the Lord shall guide thee conti- our iniquities, we know them: nually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and 13 in transgressing and lying against the make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like LORD, and departing away from our God, a watered garden, and like a spring of water, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving whose waters fail not.

and uttering from the heart words of false. 12 And they that shall be of thee shall buildhood. the c!d waste places: thou shalt raise up the 14 And judgment is turned away backfoundations of many generations; and thou ward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is shalt be called, The repairer of the breachi, fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. The restorer of paths to dwell in.

15 Yea, truth saileth ; and lie that departo 13 1 If thou turn away thy foot from the eth from evil maketh himself a prey: and sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy the Loki saw it, and it displeased him that day; and call the salbatii a delight, the holy there was no judginent. of the Lord, honourable; and shall honour 16 1 And he saw that there was no inan, bim, not doing thine own ways, nor finding and wondered that there was no intercessor : thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine oun therefore his arm brough:t salvation unto words;

him; and his righteousness, it sustained him. 14 Then shalt thou deliglit thysell in the 17 For he pui on righteousness as a breast. Lord; and I will cause thee to ride upon the plate, and an helmet of salvation upon his high places of the earth, and feed thee with head; and be pull on the garments of ven. che lieritage of Jacob ily father: for the geance for clodiing, and was clad with zeal mouth of the LORD hathi spckeu il.

as a cloak. CHAP LIX

18 according to their deeds, accordingly ed, that it cannot save; neither his ear pence to his enemies; to the islands he will heavy, that it cannot hear :

repay recompence. Bul your iniquities have separated be. 19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD Iween you and your God, and your sins liave froin the west, and his glory from the rising hid his face from you, that he will not bear. of the sun: when the eneniy shall come in

3 For your hands are defied with blood, like a food, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift and your fingers with iniquity; your lips up a standard against biin. have spoken lies, your tongue liath muttered 20 And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, perverseness.

and unto them that turn froin transgression 4 None calleth for justice, nor any plead-in Jacub, saith the Lord. eth for truth : they trust in vanity and speak 21 As for me, this is my covenant with ies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth them, saith the LORD; My Spirit that is upon inigaity:

thee, and my words which I have put in thy 6 They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave'mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, the spider's web: he that ealell of their eggs nor out of the inouth of thy seod, nor out of

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the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith they 17 For brass I will bring gold, and for iron LORD, from henceforth and for ever. it will bring silver, and for wood brass, and CHAP. LX.

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2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the land, wasting nor destruction within thy bor earth, and gross darkness the people: but the ders: but thou shalı call thy walls Salvation, LORD shall arise upon thee, and bis glory and thy gates Praise. shall be seen upon thee.

19 The sun shall be no more thy lighit by 3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, day; neither for brightness shall the moon and kings to the brightness of thy rising. give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be

4 Lift up thine eyes round about, and see; unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God all they gather themselves together, they thy glory. coine to thee: thy sons shall come from far, 20 Thy sun shall no more go down; nei. and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. ther shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the

5 Then thou shalt see, and flow together, LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and this and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; days of thy mourning shall be ended. because the abundance of the sea shall be 21 Thy people also shall be all righteous ; converted unto thee, the forces of the Gen- they hall inherit the land for ever, the branch siles shall come unto thee.

of my planting, the work of my bands, 6 The multitude of camels shall

cover thee, that I may be glorified. the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all 22 A little one shall become a thousand, they froin Sheba sball corne: they shall bring and a small one a strong nation; I the LORD geld and incense; and they shali shew forth will hasten it in his time. the praises of the LORD.

CHAP. LXI. All the flocks of Kedar skall begathered THE Spirit of the Lord Ganois upon me minister unlo tliee: they shall come up with preach good tidings unto the meek: be hath acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to the house of my glory.

proclaim liberty to the captives, and the 8 Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as opening of the prison to them that are bound the doves lo iheir windows ?

2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the 9 Surely the isles shall wait for me, and LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God: the ships of Tarshishi first, to bring thy sons to comfort all that mourn; from far, their silver and their gold with 3 To appoint unto them that mourn in them, unto the name of the LORD thy God, Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the and to the Holy One of Israel, because he oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise hatlı glorified thee.

for the spirit of heaviness; ihat they might be 10 And the sons of strangers shall build up called Trees of righteousness, 'Theplanting of thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto the LORD, that lie miglit be glorihed. cliee; for in my wrath I smole thee, but in 41 And they shall build the old wastes,they my favour bave I had mercy on thee. shall raise up the former desolations, and they

11 Tierefore thy gales shall be open con- shall repair the waste cities, the desolations tinually; they shall not be sirut day nor night; of many generations. that inen may bring unto the the forces of the 5 And strangers shall stand and feed you Gentiles, and that their king: may be brought. flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your

12 For the nation and kingdom that will plowmen, and your vine-dressers. not serve thee shall perishı; yea, those nations 6 But ye shall be named the Priests of the shall be utierly wasted.

LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our 13 The glory of Lebanon shall come unto God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, thee, the fir-ure, the pine-tree, and the box to- and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves. gether, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; 7 For your shame ye shall have double, and and I will make the place of my feet glorious. for confusion they shall rejoice in their portica

14 The sons also of them that afflicted thee therefore in their land they shall possess the shall come bending unto thee; and all they double ; everlasting joy shall be unto them. that despised thee shall bow themselves down 8 For I the LORD sore judgment, I hate at the soles of thy feet; and they shall call robbery for burnt-offering, and I will direct thee, The city of the Lorn, The Zion of the their work in truth, and I will make an ever. iloly One of Israel.

lasting covenant with them. 151 Whereas thou hast been forsaken and 9 And their seed shall be known among the lated, so that no man went through thee, I Gentiles and their offspring among thepeople: will make thee an elernal excellency, a joy all that see them shall acknowledge them, that of many generations.

theyare the seed which the LORD hath blessed 16 Thion shall also suck the milk of the 10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my Gentiles, and shall suck the breast of kings soul shall be joylul in my God; for he hath aod thou shalt know that I the Lord am thy clothed me with the garments of salvation, saviour anal thy Redeemer, the miglxy One he liath covered me with the robe of righ of Jacob,

teousness, as a bridegroom decketis himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth her-| 3 I have trodden the wine-press alone; and self with her jewels.

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of the people there was none with me : for 1 11 For as the earth bringeth forth ber bud, will tread them in mine anger, and trample and as the garden causeth the things that are them in my fury; and their blood shall be sown in it io spring forth; so the Lord Gov sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain will cause righteousness and praise to spring all my raiment. forth before all the nations.

4. For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, CHAP. LXJ.

and the year of my redeemed is come. FOR Zion's sake will not hold my peace,

5 And I looked, and there was none to help, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, and I wondered that there was none to upuntil the righteousness thereof go forth as hold: therefore mine own arm brought sal brightness, and the salvation thereof as a vation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me. lamp that burneth.

6 And I will tread down the people in mine 2 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteous- anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and ness, and all kings thy glory; and thou shalt I will bring down their strength to the earth, be called by a new name, which the mouth'. 71 I will mention the loving-kindnesses of of the LORD shall name.

the LORD, and the praises of the LORD, ac3 Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in cording to all that the Lord hath bestowed the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in on us, and the great goodness toward the the hand of thy God.

house of Israel, which le liath bestowed on 4 Thou shalt no more be termed For- them according to his mercies, and according saken; neither shall thy land any more be in the multitude of bis loving-kindnesses. termed Desolate : but ihou shalt be called & For he said, Surely they are my people, Hephızi-ban, and thy land Beulah : for the children that will not lie : so he was their LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall Saviour. be married.

9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, 5 For as a young man marrieth a virgiu, and the angel of his presence saved them: in so sbaii thy sons marry thee : and as the lis love and in lis pily he redeemed them; bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall and he bare them, and carried them all the thy God rejoice over thee.

days of old. 6 9 I have set watchinen upon thy walls, 10 But they rebelled, and vexed l.is Holy 0 Jerusalem, which shall never hold their Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their peace day nor night: ye that make mention enemny, and he fought against them. of the LORD, keep not silence;

11 Then he remembered the days of old, 7 And give him no rest, till he establish, and Moses, and his people, saying, Where is he till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth. that brought them up out of the sea with

8 The Lord bath sworn by his right hand, the shepherd of his flock ? where is he that and by me arm of his strengih, Surely I will put his Holy Spirit within him? no more give thy corn to be meat for thine 12 That led them by the right hand of enemies; and the sons of the stranger shalll Moses with his glorious arm, dividing the not drink thy wine, for the which thou hast water before them, to make himself an ever. laboured :

lasting name? 9 But they that have gathered it shall eat 13 That led them througli the deep, as an it, and praise the Lord; and they that have horse in the wilderness, that they should not brougloi it together shall drink it in the courts stumble ? of my boliness.

14 As a beast goeth down into the valley, 10'9 Go through, go through the gates ; the Spirit of the LORD caused him to resi; prepare ye the way of the people : cast up, so didst thou lead thy people, to make thy: casi up the high-way; gather out the stones; self a glorious name. lift up a standard for the people.

15 | Look down froin heaven, and behold 11 Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed un- from the habitation of thy boliness and or thy to the end of the world, Say ye to the daugh-glory: where is thy zeal and thy strength, the Ler of Zion, Beliold, thy salvation cometh ; sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies behold, his reward is with him, and his work toward me? are they restrained ? before him.

16 Doubtless tbou art our Father, though 12 And they shall call them, The hoiy Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acpeople, The redeemed of the LORD: and thiou knowledge us not : thou, o LORD, art our stal be called, Sought out, A city not for- Father, our Redeemer ; thy name is from saken.

everlasting: CHAP. LXIII.

17 0 LORI, why hast thou made us lo THO is this that cometh from Edom, err from thy ways, arul hardened our beart this that is glorious in luis apparel, travelling the tribes of thine inheritance. in the greatí:ess of his strength? I that speak 18 The people of thy holiness have possessin rigliteousness, mighty to save.

ed it but a little while : our adversaries have 2 Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, trodden down thy sanctuary. and thy garments like him that treadeth-in 19 We are thine : thou never barest rule over ure wine-lat?

Ithem; they were not called by thy name.

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