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Israel's deliverance.

CHAP. I, 11. Daniel informed of the times. 699 CHAP. XII.

1 7 And I heard the man clothed in 1 Michael shall deliver Israel from their linen, which rvas upon the waters of

troubles. '5 Daniel 'is' in formed of the the river, when he held up his right times.'

1 hand and his left hand unto heaven, and AND at that time shall Michael stand sware by him that liveth for ever, that H up, the great prince which standeth it shall be for a time, times, and an for the children of thy people: and there half; and when he shall have accomshall be a time of trouble, such as never plished to scatter the power of the ho was since there was a nation even to that || ly people, all these things shall be finsame time: and at that time thy people | ished. shall be delivered, every one that shall be 8 And I heard, but I understood not : found written in the book.

ll then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the 2 And many of them that sleep in the end of these things? dust of the earth shall awake, some to 9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel : everlasting life, and some to shame and for the words are closed up and sealed everlasting contempt.

till the time of the end. 3 And they that be wise shall shine as 10 Many shall be purified, and made the brightness of the firmament ; and white, and tried ; but the wicked shall they that turn many to righteousness as I do wickedly : and none of the wicked the stars for ever and ever.

shall understand ; but the wise shall un• 4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, derstand. and seal the book, even to the time of the 11 And from the time that the daily end : many shall run to and fro, and sacrifice shall be taken away, and the knowledge shall be increased.

abomination that maketh desolate set up, 5 I Then I Daniel looked, and behold, there shall be a thousand two hundred and there stood other two, the one on this I ninety days. side of the bank of the river, and the other 12 Blessed is he that waiteth, and comon that side of the bank of the river. eth to the thousand three hundred and

6 And one said to the man clothed in || five and thirty days. linen, which was upon the waters of the 13 But go thou thy way till the end be: river, How long shall it be to the end of for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at these wonders ?

ll the end of the days.


. || rael ; but I will utterly take them away. 1 Hosea, to shew Goul's judgment for | 7 But I will have mercy upon the house

spiritual whoredom, taketh Gomer, 4 of Judah, and will save them by the LORD and hath by her Jezreel, c.

I their God, and will not save them by THE word of the LORD that came un- | bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by

1 to Hosea, the son of Beeri, in the horses, nor by horsemen. days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Heze- 8 Now when she had weaned Lo-rukiah, kings of Judah, and in the days of | hamah, she conceived, and bare a son. Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel. 1 9 Then said God, Call his name La

2 The beginning of the word of the ammi : for ye are not my people, and I Lord by Hosea. And the LORD said will not be your God. to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of | 10 | Yet the number of the children of whoredoms and children of whoredoms; Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which for the land hath committed great whore- || cannot be measured nor numbered ; and dom, departing from the LORD.

it shall come to pass, that in the place 3 So he went and took Gomer the where it was said unto them, Ye are not daughter of Diblaim ; which conceived, | my people, there it shall be said unto and bare him a son.

them, Ye are the sons of the living God. 4 And the LORD said unto him, Call 11 Then shall the children of Judah and his name Jezreel; for yet a little while, the children of Israel be gathered togethand I will avenge the blood of Jezreel up- er, and appoint themselves one head, on the house of Jehu, and will cause to and they shall come up out of the land: cease the kingdom of the house of Israel. for great shall be the day of Jezreel. 5 And it shall come to pass at that day,

CHAP. II. that I will break the bow of Israel in the 1 The idolatry of the people. 6 God's valley of Jezreel.

judgments against them. 14 His prom67 And she conceived again, and bare al ises of reconciliation with them. daughter. And God said unto him, CallS AY ye unto your brethren, Ammi ; her name Lo-ruhamah : for I will now and to your sisters, Ruhamah. more have mercy upon the house of Is- 2 Plead with your mother, plead : for

700 Idolatry of the people thrcatened. HOSEA. The desolation of Israel figured. she is not my wite, neither am I her hus- 11' 18 And in that day will I make a cov band : let her therefore put away her enant for them with the beasts of the whoredoms out of her sight, and her a- | field, and with the fowls of heaven, and dulteries from between her breasts ; with the creeping things of the ground :

3 Lest I strip her naked, and set her as and I will break the bow and the sword in the day that she was born, and make and the battle out of the earth, and will her as a wilderness, and set her like a dry make them to lie down safely. land, and slay her with thirst.

19" And I will betroth thee unto me for 4 And I will not have mercy upon her ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in children ; for they be the children of righteousness, and in judgment, and in whoredoms.

loving-kindness, and in mercies. 5 For their mother hath played the 20 I will even betroth thee unto me in harlot: she that conceived them hath done faithfulness : and thou shalt know the shamefully : for she said, I will go after LORD. my lovers, that give me my bread and my 21 And it shall come to pass in that day. water, my wool and my flax, ' mine oil I will hear, saith the LORD, I will hear the and my drink.

heavens, and they shall hear the earth ; 6 1 Therefore, behold, I will hedge up 22 And the earth shall hear the corn, thy way with thorns, and make a wall, and the wine, and the oil ; and they shall that she shall not find her paths.

hear Jezreel. 7. And she shall follow after her lovers, 23 And I will sow her unto me in the but she shall not overtake them; and she earth; and I will have mercy upon her shall seek them, but shall not find them : that had not obtained mercy; and I will then shall she say, I will go and return to say to them which were not my people, my first husband; for then was it better Thou art my people; and they shall say, with me than now.

Thou art my God. 8 For she did not know that I gave her

CHAP. III. corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied 1 By the expiation of an adulteress, 4 her silver and gold, which they prepared is shewed the desolation of Israel befor Baal.

fore their restoration. 9 Therefore will I return, and take a- ! THEN said the LORD unto me, Goyet, way my corn in the time thereof, and my 1 love a woman beloved of her friend, wine in the season thereof, and I will re yet an adulteress, according to the love cover my wool and my flax given to cover of the LORD toward the children of Isher nakedness.

rael, who look to other gods, and love 10 And now will I discover her lewd || flagons of wine. ness in the sight of her lovers, and none li So I bought her to me for fifteen shall deliver her out of mine hand. pieces of silver, and for an homer of bar

11 I will also cause all her mirth to ley, and an half homer of barley : cease, her feast days, her new moons, and 3 And I said unto her, Thou shalt abide her sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts. || for me many days ; thou shalt not play

12 And I will destroy her vines and the harlot, and thou shalt not be for anher fig-trees, whereof she hath said, These other man : so will I also be for thee. are my rewards that my lovers have given | 4 For the children of Israel shall abide me : and I will make them a forest, and many days without a king, and without

the beasts of the field shall eat them. a prince, and without a sacrifice, and .13 And I will visit upon her the days of | without an image, and without an ephod,

Baalim, wherein she burned incense to land without teraphim : them, and she decked herself with her ear 5 Afterward shall the children of Israel rings and her jewels, and she went after return, and seek the LORD their God, and her lovers, and forgat me, saith the LORD. || David their king; and shall fear the LORD

14 | Therefore, behold, I will allure and his goodness in the latter days. her, and bring her into the wilderness,

CHAP. IV. and speak comfortably unto her. i 1 God's judgments against the sins of

15 And I will give her her vineyards the people, 6 and of the priests. 15 from thence, and the valley of Achor for Judah is exhorted to take warning by a door of hope: and she shall sing there, Israel's calamity. as in the days of her youth, and as in the #LEAR the word of the LORD, ye childay when she came up out of the land of 11 dren of Israel: for the LORD hath a Egypt. +

controversy with the inhabitants of the 16 And it shall be at that day, saithland, because there is no truth, nor merthe LORD, that thou shalt call me Ishi ; I cy, nor knowledge of God in the land. and shalt call me no more Baali.

2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, 17 For I will take away the names of and stealing, and committing adultery, Baalim out of her mouth, and they shall ll they break out, and blood toucheth blood. no more be remembered by their name. H 3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and

Judah is exhorted.

CHAP. V,'VI. Judgment denounced. 701 every one that dwelleth therein shall / people, and the princes of Israel, for languish, with the beasts of the field, and their manifold sins, 15 until they repent. with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes | H EAR ye this, () priests; and hearkof the sea also shall be taken away. Il en, ye house of Israel; and give ye

4. Yet let no man strive, nor reprove ear, O house of the king ; for judgment another : for thy people are as they that is toward you, because ye have been a strive with the priest.

snare on Mizpah, and a net spread upon 5 Therefore shalt thou fall in the day, | Tabor. and the prophet also shall fall with thee in 2 And the revolters are profound to the night, and I will destroy thy mother. I make slaughter, though I have been a

6 My people are destroyed for lack rebuker of them all. of knowledge: because thou hast rejected 3 I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid knowledge, I will also reject thee, that from me: for now, O Ephraim, thou comthou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou mittest whoredom, and Israel is defiled. hast forgotten the law of thy Gud, I will 4 They will not frame their doings to also forget thy children.

turn unto their God; for the spirit of 7 As they were increased, so they sin whoredoms is in the midst of them, and ned against me : therefore will I change they have not known the LORD. their glory into shame.

5 And the pride of Israel doth testify 8 They eat up the sin of my people, to his face: therefore shall Israel and E. and they set their heart on their iniquity. I phraim fall in their iniquity ; Judah also

9 And there shall be, like people, like shall fall with them. priest : and I will punish them for their 6 They shall go with their flocks and ways, and reward them their doings. with their herds to seek the LORD ; but

. 10 For they shall eat, and not have they shall not find him ; he hath withenough : they shall commit whoredom, drawn bimself from them. and shall not increase : because they have 7 They have dealt treacherously against left off to take heed to the Lord.

the LORD: for they have begotten strange 11 Whoredom and wine and new wine children: now shall a month devour them take away the heart.

with their portions. · 12 | My people ask counsel at their 8 Blow ye the cornet in Gibeah, and strcks, and their staff declareth unto the trumpet in Ramah : cry aloud at them: for the spirit of whoredoms hath Beth-aven, after thee, O Benjamin caused them to err, and they have gone 9 Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of a whoring from under their God.

rebuke: among the tribes of Israel have I 13 They sacrifice upon the tops of the made known that which shall surely be. mountains, and burn incense upon the 10 The princes of Judah were like them hills, under oaks and poplars and elms, that remove the bound : therefore I will because the shadow thereof is good : 1 pour out my wrath upon them like water. therefore your daughters shall commit 11 Ephraim is oppressed and broken whoredom, and your spouses shall com in judgment, because he willingly walked mit adultery.

after the commandment. 14 I will not punish your daughters 12 Therefore will I be unto Ephraim when they commit whoredom, nor yeur as a moth, and to the house of Judah as spouses when they commit adultery : for rottenness. themselves are separated with whores, il 13 When Ephraim saw his sickness, and they sacrifice with harlots : there and Judah saw his wound, then went Efore the people that doth not understand phraim to the Assyrian, and sent to king shall fall.

Jareb : yet could he not heal you, nor 15 | Though thou, Israel, play the cure you of your wound. harlot, yet let not Judah offend; and come 14 For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, not ye unto Gilgal, neither go ye up to and as a young lion to the house of JuBeth-aven, nor swear, The LORD liveth. dah : I, even I, will tear and go away; I

16 For Israel slideth back as a back will take away, and none shall rescue him. sliding heifer: now the LORD will feed 15 | I will go and return to my place, them as a lamb in a large place.

till they acknowledge their offence, and 17 Ephraim is joined to idols : let him seek my face : in their affliction they alone.

will seek me early. 18 Their drink is sour: they have

CHAP. VI. committed whoredom continually : her | 1 An exhortation to repentance. 4 A rulers with shame do love, Give ye.

complaint of their untowardness and 19 The wind hath bound her up in her iniquity. wings, and they shall be ashamed because I TOME, and let us return unto the of their sacrifices.

U Lord : for he hath torn, and he CHAP. V.

will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will 1 God's judgments against the priests, the l bind us up.

702 An exhortation to repentance. HOSEA. Destruction threatened.

2 After two days will he revive us: in || among the people ; Ephraim is a cake the third day he will raise us up, and we | not turned. shall live in his siglıt.

9 Strangers have devoured his strength, 3 Then shall we know, if we follow on and he knoweth it not : yea, grey hairs to know the LORD: his going forth is are here and there upon him, yet he prepared as the morning; and he shall knoweth not. come unto us as the rain, as the latter |

# 10 And the pride of Israel testifieth

10 And the price of Israel, and former rain unto the earth.

to his face: and they do not return to the 4 10 Ephraim, what shall I do unto | LORD their God, nor seek him for all this. thee? O Judah, what shall I do unto 11 | Ephraim also is like a silly dove thee? for your goodness is as the morning without heart: they call to Egypt, they cloud, and as the early dew it goeth away. go to Assyria.

5 Therefore have I hewed them by the 12 When they shall go, I will spread prophets; I have slain them by the words my net upon them; I will bring them down of my mouth : and thy judgments are as as the fowls of the heaven; I will chastise the light that goeth forth.

them, as their congregation hath heard. 6 For I desired mercy, and not sacri- 13 Woe unto them for they have fled fice; and the knowledge of God more from me: destruction unto them! bethan burnt-offerings.

cause they have transgressed against me: 7 But they like men have transgressed | though I have redeemed them, yet they the covenant: there have they dealt have spoken lies against me. " treacherously against me.

14 And they have not cried unto me 8 Gilead is a city of them that work || with their heart, when they howled upon Iniquity, and is polluted with blood. their beds: they assemble themselves for

9 And as troops of robbers wait for a corn and wine, and they rebel against me. man, 80 the company of priests murder 15 Though I have bound and strengthin the way by consent: for they commit ened their arms, yet do they imagine lewdness.

mischief against me. 10 I have seen an horrible thing in the 16 They return, but not to the most house of Israel: there is the whoredom High: they are like a deceitful bow: of Ephraim, Israel is defiled.

their princes shall fall by the sword for

vest for thee, when I returned the captiv- their derision in the land of Egypt.
ity of my people.


|| 1, 12 Destruction is threatened for their 1 A reproof of manifold sins. 11 God's

impiety, 5 and idolatry. wrath against the people for their CET'the trumpet to thy mouth. Heshalt hypocrisy.

w come as an eagle against the house of W HEN I would have healed Israel, the Lord, because they have transgressed

W then the iniquity of Ephraim was my covenant, and trespassed against my discovered, and the wickedness of Sama N law. ria: for they commit talsehood; and the 2 Israel shall cry unto me, My God, thief cometh in, and the troop of robbers | we know thee. spoileth without.

I S Israel hath cast off the thing that is 2 And they consider not in their hearts good : the enemy shall pursue him. that I remember all their wickedness: 4 They have set up kings, but not by now their own doings have beset them | me: they have made princes, and I knew about ; they are before my face.

it not: of their silver and their gold have 3 They make the king glad with their they made them idols, that they may be wickedness and the princes with their lics. cut off. .

4 They are all adulterers, as an oven 5 | Thy calf, O Samaria, hath cast heated by the baker, who ceaseth from thee of; mine anger is .kindled against raising after he hath kneaded the dough, them: how long will it be ere they attain until it be leavened.

I to innocency? 5 In the day of our king the princes 6 For from Israel was it also: the have made him sick with bottles of wine; || workmen made it; therefore it is not

6 For they have made ready their heart broken in pieces. like an oven, while they lie in wait: 7 For they have sown the wind, and their baker sleepeth all the night; in the they shall reap the whirlwind : it hath no morning it burneth as a flaming fire. stalk: the bud shall yield no meal : if so

7 They are all hot as an oven, and l be it yield, the strangers shall swallow itup. have devoured their judges; all their kings are fallen : there is none among they be among the Gentiles, as a vessel them that calleth unto me.

wherein is no pleasure. 8 Ephraim, he hath mixed himself! 9 For they are gone up to Assyria, a.

The capitivity of Israel for their Char, IX, 2. sing and idolatry. 703 wild ass alone by himself: Ephraim hath bominations were according as they lovedhired lovers.

11 As for Ephraim, their glory shall 10 Yea, though they have hired among fly away like a bird, from the birth, and the nations, now will í gather them, and from the womb, and from the concepthey shall sorrow a litlle for the burden tion. of the king of princes.

12 Though they bring up their chil11 Because Ephraim hath made many dren, yet will I bereave them, that there altars to sin, altars shall be unto him to sin. shall not be a inan kite : yea; woe also to

12 I have written to him the great them when I depart from them! things of my law, but they were counted il 13 Ephrainı, as I saw Tyrus, is planted as a strange thing..

in a pleasant place: but Ephraim shall 13 They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifices | bring forth his children to the murderer. of mine offerings, and eat it ; but the 14 Give them, O LORD: what wilt LORD accepteth them not ; now will he thou givé ? give them a miscarrying remember their iniquity, and visit their womb and dry breasts. sins: they shall return to Egypt.

15 All their wickedness is in Gilgal: 14 For Israel hath forgotten his Mak- for there I hated them : for the wickeder, and buildeth temples; and Judah hath ness of their doings I will drive them out multiplied fenced cities: but I will send of mine house, I will love them no more: a fire upon his cities, and it shall devour | all their princes are reyolters. the palaces thereof.

16 Ephraim is smitten, their root is CHAP. IX.

dried up, they shall bear no fruit : yea, The distress and captivity of Israel for though they bring forth, yet wiil I slay their sins and idolatry.

even the beloved fruit of their womb. DEJOICE not, () Israel, for joy, as oth 17 My God will cast them away, be

N er people : for thou hast gone a cause they did not hearken unto him : whoring from thy God, thou hast loved a and they shall be wanderers among the reward upon every corn-floor.

nations. 2 The foor and the wine-press shall

CHAP. X. not feed them, and the new wine shall | Israel is reproved and threatened for fail in her.

their impiety and idolatry. 3 They shall not dwell in the LORD's TSRAEL is an empty vine, he bringeth land; but Ephraim shall return to Egypt, i forth fruit unto himself: according to and they shall eatunclean things in Assyria. the multitude of his fruit he hath increas

4 They shall not offer wine-offerings to ed the altars ; according to the goodness the LORD, neither shall they be pleasing | of his land they have made goodly imunto him : their sacrifices shall be unto | ages. them as the bread of mourners; all that 2 Their heart is divideil; now shall they eat thereof shall be polluted: for their be found faulty: he shall break down bread for their soul shall not come into their altars, he shall spoil their images. the house of the LORD.

3 For now they shall say, IVe have no 5 What will ye do in the solemn day, | king, because we feared not the LORD; and in the day of the feast of the LORD? what then should a king do to'us?

6 For lo, they are gone because of de- || 4 They have spoken words, swearing struction : Egypt shall gather them up, falsely in making a covenant: thus judgMemphis shall bury them : the pleasant || ment springeth up as heinlock in the places for their silver, nettles shall possess furrows of the field. them : thorns shall be in their tabernacles. I 5 The inhabitants of Samaria shall fear

7 The days of visitation are come, the because of the calves of Beth-aven : for days of recompense are come; Israel shall the people thereof shall mourn over it, know it: the prophet is a fool, the spir- and the priests thereof that rejoiced on it, itual inan is mad, for the multitude of for the glory thereof, because it is departthine iniquity, and the great hatred. ed from it.

8 The watchman of Ephraim was with | 6 It shall be also carried unto Assyria, my God: but the prophet is a snare of a for a present to king Jareb : Ephraim fowler in all his ways, and hatred in the shall receive shame, and Israel shall be house of his God.

ashamed of his own counsel. 9 They have deeply corrupted them- 1 7 As for Samaria, her king is cut off selves, as in the days of Gibeah: there- || as the foam upon the water. fore he will remember their iniquity, he 8 The high places also of Aven, the sin will visit their sins.

ll of Israel, shall be destroyed: the thorn 10 I found Israel like grapes in the wil- and the thistle shall come up on their alderness; I saw your fathers as the first tars; and they shall say to the mounripe in the fig-tree at her first time: brittains, Cover us; and to the hills, Fall on they went to Bial-peor, and separated || us. themselves unto thai shame; and their a-l| 9 Israel, thou hast sinned from the

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