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Oppression of the poor reproved. CHAP. IX.

one, that we may sell corn?, and the sabo to: that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit * 6 That we may buy the o for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat? 7 The Lord hath sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works. 8 Shall not the land tremble for this, and every one mourn that dwelleth therein 7 and it shall rise up wholly as a flood: and it shall be cast out and drowned, as by the flood of Egypt. 9 And it shall come to o in that day, saith the Lord God, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day: 10 And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the o; of an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day. 11 || Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the wooisothesiomo. 12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, § shall run to and fro to seek the word of the Lord, and shall not find it. 13 In that day shall the fair virgins and yo faint for thirst. 14. They that swear by the sin of Samaria, and say, Thy god, O Dan, liveth; and, The manner of Beer-sheba liveth; even they shall fall, and never rise up again. CHAP I SAW the Lond standing upon the altar: and he said, Smite the lintel of the door, that the posts may shake: and cut them in the head all of them; and I will slay the last of them with the sword: he that fleeth of them shall not flee away, and he that “o of them shall not be delivered. ; 2 Though they dig into hell, thence shall §mine hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, thence will i bring them down: 3 And though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out thence; and though they be hid from my #! in the bottom of the sea, thence will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them:

The tabernacle is restored.

4 And though they go into captivity before their enemies, thence will scommand the sword, and it shall slay them: and I will set mine eyes upon them for evil, and not for good. * 5 And the Lord God of hosts is he that toucheth the land, and it shall melt, and all that dwelliheroinjali mourn; and it hai rise up wholly like a flood; and shall be drowned, as by the flood of Egypt. 6 It is he that buildeth his stories in the heaven, and hath founded his troop in the earth; he that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The Lord is his name. 7 Are ye not as children of the Ethiopians unto me, O. children of Israel?' saith the floor. "Have noti brought up. Israel out of the landof Egypt? and the Philistines from Caphtor, and the Syrians from Kir? 8 Behold, the eyes of the Lord Gop are upon the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it, from of the face of the earth; saving that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob, saith the Lord. 9 For lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sisted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth. 10 All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, which say, The evil shall not overtake nor prevent us. 11 || In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old: 12 That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen which are called by my name, saith the Lond that doeth this. 13Behold, the days come, saith the LoRD, that the ploughmanshall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt. 14 And I will bring again the §§ of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gar- dens, and eat the fruit of them. 15And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have'given them, saith the Lord thy God.

1 OBADIAH.

HEvision of Obadiah. Thus saith the 2 Behold, I have made thee small among

Lord God concerning Edom; Wehave heard a rumour from the Lord, and an ambassador is sent among the heathen, Arise ye, and let us rise up against her in battle.

the heathen: thou art greatly despised. 3 T The pride of thine heart hath de

ceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts

of the rock, whose habitation is high; that

Salvation and victory of Jacob.

saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground 7 4 Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the Lord. 5 If thieves came to thee, if robbers by night, (how art thou cut off!) would they not have stolen till they had enough 7 if the grape-gatherers came to thee, would they not leave some grapes? 6 How are the things of Esau searched out ! how are his hidden things sought up! 7 All the men of thy confederacy have brought thee even to the border: the men that were at peace with thee have deceived thee, and prevailed against thee; they that eat thy bread have laid a wound un; thee: there is none understanding in 1 lin. 8 Shall I not in that day, saith the Lord, even destroy the wise men out of Edom and understanding out of themount of Ésau" 9 And thy mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed, to the end that every one of the mount of Esau may be cut off by slaughter. 10 T For thy violence against thy brother Jacob shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever. 11 In the day that thou stoodest on the other side, in §. day that the strangers carried away captive his forces, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even thou wast as one of them. 12 But thou shouldest not have looked on the day of thy brother in the day that he became a stranger; neither shouldest thou have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction; nei

ther shouldest thou have spoken proudly in the day of distress.

JONAH. Jonah commanded to goto.Nineveh.

13 Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity ; yea, thou shouldest not have looked on their affliction in the day of their calamity, nor have laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity ; 14 Neither shouldest thou have stood in the cross-way, to cut off o: of his that did escape; neither shouldest thou have delivered up those of his that did remain in the day of distress. 15 For the day of the Lord is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward reo on thine }. head. l 'or as ye have drunk upon my ho mountain, so shall all the heathen do. continually, yea, they shall drink, and they shall swallow down, and they shall be as though they had not been. 17 | But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their posSessions. 18 And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of ". a flame, and the house, of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall'not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the Loadhath spoken it. 19 And ## of the south shall possess the mount of Esau; and they of the plain the Philistines; and they shall possess the fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria; and Benjamin shall possess Gilead. 20 And the captivity of this host of the children of Israel shall possess that of the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath; and the captivity of Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the south. 21 And saviours shall come upon mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the

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CHAP. I. OW the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, 2 Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me. 3 But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the LoroD, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. ... . 4 Ti But the Lord sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken.

5 Then the mariners were afraid, and

cried every man unto his god, and cast forth the wares that were in the ship into the sea, to lighten it of them. But Jonah was gone down into the sides of the ship; and he lay, and was fast asleep. 6. So the ship-master came to him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, Osleeper? arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not. 7 And they said every one to his fellow, Come, and let us cast lots, that we may now for whose cause this evil is upon us. So they cast lots, and the lot fell upon Jonah. 8 Then said they unto him, Tellus, we pray thee, for whose cause this evil is upon us; What is o occupation 2 and

Jonah is thrown into the sea. CHAP. II, III, IV. He preaches to the Nonevites.

whence comest thou? what is thy coun-
try? and of what people art thou?
9 And he said unto them, I am a He-
brew; and I fear the Lorp, the God of
heaven, which hath made the sea and the
dry land. -
10 Then were the men exceedingly
afraid, and said unto him, Why hast thou
done this? For the men knew that he fled
from the presence of the LoRD, because
he had §§ them.
11 Ts. Then said they unto him, What
shall we do unto thee, that the sea may be
calm unto us? for the sea wrought, and
was tempestuous.
12 And he said unto them, Take me up,
and cast me forth into the sea; so shall the
sea be calm unto you : for I know that for
my sake this great tempest is upon you.
13 Nevertheless the men rowed hard to
bring it to the land; but they could not:
for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous
against them.
14 Wherefore they cried unto the Lord,
and said, We beseech thee, O Lord, we
beseech thee, let us not perish for this
man's life, and lay not upon us innocent
blood: for thou, O Lord, hast done as it
pleased thee.
15 So they took up Jonah, and cast him
forth into the sea: and the sea ceased from
her off;
16 Then the men feared the Lord ex-
ceedingly, and offered a sacrifice unto the
LoRD, and made vows.
17 || Now the Lord had pro a
great fish to swallow up Jonah. . And Jo-
nah was in the belly of the fish three days
and three nights.
CHAP. II.
THEN Jonah prayed unto the Lord
his God out of the fish's belly
2 And said, I cried by reason of mine
affliction unto the LoroD, and he heard me;
out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou
heardest my voice.
3 For thou hadst cast me into the deep,
in the midst of the seas; and the floods
compassed me about: all thy billows and
thy waves passed over me. -
4 Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight;
yet I will look again toward thy holy
temple.
5. The waters compassed me about, even
to the soul: the depth closed me round
i. the weeds were wrapped about my
ead.
6 I went down to the bottoms of the
mountains; the earth with her bars was
about me for ever: yet hast thou brought
§. #y life from corruption, O Lord my
O

7 when my soul fainted within me I remembered the Lord : and my prayer

8 They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

9 But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving ; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LoRD.

10.T. And the LoRD spake unto the fish, and, it vomited out Jonah upon the dry

land. -
CHAP. III.
ND the word of the Lord came unto
Jonah the second time, saying,
2 Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great
city, and preach unto it the preaching that
bid thee.
3 So Jonah arose, and went unto Nine-
veh, according to the word of the Lord.
Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city
of three days’ journey. -
4 And Jonah began to enter into the
city a day's journey, and he cried, and
said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be
overthrown. -
5 | So the people of Nineveh believed
God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on .
sackcloth, from the greatest of them even
to the least of them.
6 For word came unto the king of Ni-
neveh, and he arose from his throne, and
he laid his robe from him, and covered
him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes.
7 And he caused it to be proclaimed
and published through Nineveh by the de-
cree of the king and his nobles, saying,
Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock,
taste any thing : let them not feed, nor
drink water:
8 Butlet man and beast be covered with
sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God:
yea, let them turnevery one from his evil
way, and from the violence that is in their
hands.
9 Who can tell if God will turn and re-
pent, and turn oy from his fierce anger,
that we perish not?
10 || And God saw their works, that
they turned from their evil way; and God
repented of the evil that he had said that
he would do unto them; and he did it

not.
Bo. it displeased Jonah exceedingly,
and he was very jo.
2 And he prayed unto the LoRD, and
said, I pray thee, O Lord, was not this
my saying, when I was yet in my country?
#. I fled before unto Tarshish: for
I knew that thou art a gracious God, and
merciful, slow to anger, and of great kind-
ness, and repentest thee of the evil. . . .
3 Therefore now, O Lord, take, I be-
seech thee, my life from me; for it is bet-
ter for me to die than to live.
4 T Then said the Lord, Doest thou

CHAP. IV

came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.

well to be angry!

t Jonah's repining reproved.

5 So Jonah went out of the city, and sat | on the east side of the city, and there

MICAH.

Jonah, that he fainted, and wished in himself to die, and said, It is better for me to

JMicah shows God's wrath.

made him a booth, and sat under it in the die than to live.

shadow, till he might see what would become of the city.

6 And the LöRD God prepared a gourd, said, I dowel

and made it to come up over Jonah, that

9 And God said to Jonah, Doest thou

well to be of. for the gourd! And he

to be angry, even unto death. 10 Then said the Lord, Thou hast had

it might be a shadow over his head, to de-pity on the gourd, for the which thou hast liver him from his grief. So Jonah was not laboured, neither madest it grow;

exceeding glad of the gourd. 7 But God prepare morning rose the next day, and it smote the gourd that it withered. 8. And it came to pass, when the sun did arise, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of

which came up in a night, and perished in a worm when the la night:

11 And should not Ispare Nineveh, that

great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousan tween their right hand and their left hand,

persons that cannot discern be

and also much cattle?

TI MICAH.

CHAP. I. HE word of the Lord that came to Micah the Morasthite in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem. 2 Hear, all ye people; hearken, O earth, and all that |. is: and let the Lord God be witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple. 3 For behold, the Lord cometh forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth. 4 And the mountains shall be molten under him, and the valleys shall be cleft, as wax before the fire, and as the waters that are poured down a steep place. 5 For the transgression of Jacob is all this, and for the sins of the house of Israel. What is the transgression of Jacob? is it not Samaria? and what are the high places of Judah! are they not Jerusalem' 6 Therefore I will make Samaria as a heap of the field, and as plantings of a vineyard: and I will pour down the stones thereof into the valley, and I will discover the foundations thereof. 7 And all the graven images thereof shall be beaten to pieces, and all the hires thereof shall be burned with the fire, and all the idols thereof will I lay desolate: for she gathered it of the hire of a harlot, and they shall return to the hire of a harlot. 8. Therefore I will wail and howl; I will go stripped and naked: I will make a wailing like the dragons, and mourning as the owls. 9 For her wound is incurable; for it is come unto Judah; he is come unto the gate of "ş. people, even to Jerusalem. 10 || Declare ye it not at Gath, weep ye not at all: in the house of Aphrah roll thyself in the dust. 11 Pass ye away, thou inhabitant of

Saphir, having thy shame naked: the in

habitant of Zaanan came not forth in the mourning of Beth-ezel; he shall receive of you his standing. 12 For the inhabitant of Maroth waited carefully for good: but evil came down rom the Lord unto the gate of Jerusalem. 13. Othou inhabitant of Lachish, bind the chariot to the swift beast: she is the beginning of the sin to the daughter of Zion: for the transgressions of Israel were found in thee. 14. Therefore shalt thou give presents to Moresheth-gath: the houses of Achzib shall be a lie to the kings of Israel. 15 Yet v, ill I bring an heir unto thee, O inhabitant of Mareshah: he shall come unto Adullam the glory of Israel. 16 Make thee bald, and poll thee for thy delicate children; enlarge thy baldness as the eagle; for they are gone into captivity from thee. CHAP. II. W W 70 to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand. 2 And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take thern away: so they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage. 3 Therefore thus saith the Lord; Behold, against this o do I devise an evil, from which ye shall not remove your necks; neither shall ye go haughtily: for this time is evil." 4 *. In that day shall one take up a parable against you, and lament with a doleful lamentation, and say, We be utterly spoiled: he hath ... the portion of my people: how hath he removed it from me! turning away he hath divided our fields. 5 Therefore thou shalt have none that shall cast a cord by lot in the congregation of the Lord. 6 Prophesy ye o: say they to them that 686

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The cruelty of the princes. CHAP.

prophesy: they shall not prophesy to them,
ihat they shals not take shame.
7 || 0 thou that art named.The house, of
Jacob, is the Spirit of the LoRD straitened?
are these his doings?... do not my words do
good to him that walketh uprightly!
8 Even of late my go is risen up as
an enemy: ye pull off the robe with the
garment from them that pass by securely
as men averse from war. .
9 The women of my people have ye cast
out from their pleasant houses; from their
children have ye taken away my glory for
ever.
10 Arise ye, and depart; for this is not
3your rest: because it is polluted, it shall
destroy you, even with a sore destruction.
11. If a man walking in the spirit, and
falsehood do lie, saying, I will F.".
unto thee of wine and of o drink; he
shall even be the prophet of this people.
12 TT I will surely assemble, O Jacob,
all of thee; I will surely gather the rem-
nant of Israel; I will put them together as
the sheep of 'Bozrah, as the flock in the
midst of their fold: they shall make great
noise by reason of the multitude of men.
13 The breaker is come up before them:
they have broken up, and have passed
through the gate, and are gone out by it :
and #. king shall pass before them, and
the Lord on the head of them.
CHAP. III. -
Ao I said, Hear, I pray you, O head
of Jacob, and ye princes of the house of
Israel: Is it not for you to know judgment?
2 Who hate the good, and love the evil;
who pluck off their skin from off them, and
their flesh from off their bones;
3 Who also eat the flesh of my people,
and flay their skin from off them; and they
break their bones, and chop them in pieces,
as for the pot, and as flesh within the cal-

dron.
4. Then shall they cry unto the Lord,
but he will not hear, them : he will even
hide his face from them at that time, as
they have behaved themselves ill in their
doings.
5 # Thus saith the Lond concerning the
F.R. that make my people err, that
ite with their teeth, and cry, Peace; and
he that putteth not into their mouths, they
even£. war against him :
6.Therefore night shall be unto you, that
ye shall not have a vision; and it shall be
dark unto you, that ye shall not divine;
and the sun shall go down over the pro-
phets, and the day shall be dark over them.
7. Then halitheers be ashamed, and
the diviners confounded :-yea, they shall
all cover their lips; for there is no answer
of God.
8 T But truly I am full of power by the
Spirit of the Lord, and of judgment, and

III, IV. The glory of the church.

of might, to declare unto Jacob his trans-
gression, and to Israel his sin.
9 Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the
house of Jacob, and princes of the house
of Israel, that abhor judgment, and per-
vert all equity.
10 They build up Zion with blood, and
Jerusalem with iniquity.
11 The heads thereof judge for reward,

the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the Lord, and say, Is not the Lord among us? none evil can come upon us. 12 Therefore shall Zion for your sake be ploughed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest. **{{#if: UT in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. 2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob ; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. 3 || And he shall judge among man people, and rebuke strong nations asar off; and they shall beat their swords -into plough-shares, and their spears into pruning-hooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. 4 But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig-tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the Lord of hosts hath spoken it. 5 For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the Lord our God for ever and ever. 6 Inthat day, saith the LoRD, will I assemble her that halteth, and I will gatherher that is driven out, and her that I have afflicted; 7 And I will make her"that halted a remnant, and her that was cast far off a strong nation: and the Lord shall reign over them in mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever. * 8 || And thou, O tower of the flock, the strong hold of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, even the first dominion: the kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem. 9 Now why dost thou cry out aloud! is there no king in thee? is thy counsellor perished 2 for pangs have taken thee as a woman in travail. ; 10 Be in pain, and labour to bring forth,

and the priests thereof teach for hire, and

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