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9 Thou hast 5 ravished my heart, my 6 Heb. a sister, my spouse; thou hast 5 ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck.

standard-
bearer.

v ch. 1. 2, 4. w Ps. 19. 10.

10 How fair is thy love, "my sister, my Or, curled. spouse how much better is thy love than wine! and the smell of thine ointments than all spices!

11 Thy lips, O my spouse, drop as the honeycomb: honey and milk are under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon.

12 A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring 9shut up, a fountain sealed.

13 Thy plants are an orchard of 6 pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; 11 camphire, with spikenard,

I Pro. 5. 3. y ch. 1. 15. 8 Heb. sitting in fulness, that is, fitly placed, and

set as a

precious stone in the foil of a

ring.

9 Heb. barred.

z ch. 6. 2.

10 Or,

towers of
perfumes.

14 Spikenard and saffron; fcalamus ach. 2 1. and cinnamon, with all trees of 9 frank-6 ver. 3. incense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices:

15 A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon.

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16 Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, the spices thereof may flow out. my beloved come into his garden, eat his pleasant fruits.

CHAPTER 5

'I AM come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; PI have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk: eat, O friends; drink, 13 yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.

2 I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that 'knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my

11 Or, cypress. e Ex. 28. 20. Eze. 1. 16.

d ch. 1. 12. Ex. 24. 10.

f Ex. 30. 23. g ch. 5. 1. A ch. 4. 8. 12 Heb. palate. Jer. 2. 13. ch. 5. 1.

k ch. 1. 8. Ich. 4. 16. m ch. 4. 16.

n ch. 5. 13.

och 4 11. pch. i. 11. 7 ch. 2. 1. 13 Or, and

ch. 2. 16.

be drunken with loves. Rev. 3. 20. t ch. 1. 15.

me up.

11 Or, puffed uch. 4. 1.

and the bride.

love, my dove, my undefiled: for my hend is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night.

3 I have put off my coat; how shall I put it on? I have washed my feet; how shall I defile them?

4 My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him.

5 I rose up to open to my beloved; and my hands dropped with myrrh, and my fingers with sweet smelling myrrh, upon the handles of the lock.

loved had withdrawn himself, and was 6 I opened to my beloved; but my be gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no

answer.

7 The watchmen that went about the city found me, they smote me, they wounded me; the keepers of the walls took away my veil from me.

8 I charge you, PO daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my beloved, 4that ye tell him, that I am sick of love.

9 What is thy beloved more than another beloved, O thou fairest among women? what is thy beloved more than another beloved, that thou dost so charge us?

10 My beloved is white and ruddy, 6 the chiefest among ten thousand.

11 His head is as the most "fine gold, his locks are 7bushy, and black as a

raven.

12 His eyes are as the eyes of doves by the rivers of waters, washed with milk, and 8 fitly set.

13 His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as 10 sweet flowers: his lips like "lilies, dropping sweet smelling myrrh.

14 His hands are as gold rings set with the beryl: his belly is as bright ivory overlaid with "sapphires.

15 His legs are as pillars of marble, set upon sockets of fine gold: his countenance is as Lebanon, excellent as the A cedars.

16 His 12 mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.

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CHAPTER 6 WHITHER is thy beloved gone, ko thou fairest among women? whither is thy beloved turned aside? that we may seek him with thee.

2 My beloved is gone down into "his garden, to the "beds of spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies.

3 I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine: he feedeth among the lilies. 4 Thou art beautiful, O my love, as Tirzah, comely as Jerusalem, terrible as an army with banners.

5 Turn away thine eyes from me, for they have 14 overcome me: "thy hair is

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as a flock of goats that appear from Gilead.

6 Thy teeth are as a flock of sheep which go up from the washing, whereof every one beareth twins, and there is not one barren among them.

7d As a piece of a pomegranate are thy temples within thy locks.

8 There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines, and virgins without number.

a ch. 4. 2. ch. 6. 11.

e ch. 2. 13. 1 Heb. open.

d ch. 4. 3.

e Ge. 30, 14.

fch. 3. 7.

9 My dove, 9 my undefiled is but one; ch. 5. 2. she is the only one of her mother, she

is the choice one of her that bare her.

A The daughters saw her, and blessed Ge. 30. 13. her; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.

10 Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners?

11 I went down into the garden of nuts to see the fruits of the valley, and k to see whether the vine flourished, and the pomegranates budded.

12 3Or ever I was aware, my soul 4made me like the chariots of Amminadib.

13 Return, return, O "Shulamite; return, return, that we may look upon thee. What will ye see in the Shulamite? As it were the company 6of two armies.

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2 Thy navel is like a round goblet, which wanteth not liquor: thy belly ist like an heap of wheat set about with lilies.

3 Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins.

2 Heb. they
should not
despise me.
i ch. 3. 6
& 8. 5.
Pro. 9. 2, 5.
k ch. 7. 12.
ch. 4. 3.

m ch. 2 6.
3 Heb. I

knew not. 4 Or, set me on the chariots of my willing people. ch. 1. 5. 5 Heb. why should ye stir up, or why, fe. 1 Ki. 1. 3, &c. pch. 3. 6. 6 Or, of Mahanaim.

7 Ps. 45. 13. r Isa. 49. 16. Jer. 22. 24. 8 Ro. 8. 35.

Pro. 6. 31, 35. 7 Heb. kard.

8 Heb.
mirture.

u ch. 2. 1.
ch. 4. 5.

Eze. 16. 7.
eh. 4. 4.

4 Thy neck is as a tower of ivory; thine eyes like the fishpools in Heshbon, by the gate of Bath-rabbim: thy y Nu. 21. 26. nose is as the tower of Lebanon which looketh toward Damascus.

z ch. 1. 4.

5 Thine head upon thee is like 9 Car-9 Or, crimson. mel, and the hair of thine head like purple: the king is 10 held in the galleries. 6 How fair and how pleasant art thou, 10 Heb.bound. a Cp ch. 5. 13. O love, for delights! 11 Heb. peace. 7 This thy stature is like to a palm tree,b Ece. 2. 4. and thy breasts to clusters of grapes. c Mt. 21. 33.

8 I said, I will go up to the palm tree, I will take hold of the boughs thereof: now also thy breasts shall be as clusters of the vine, and the smell of thy nose like apples;

9 And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine for my beloved, that goeth down 12sweetly, causing the lips 13 of those that are asleep to speak. 10 I am my beloved's, and his 9 desire is toward me.

12 Heb.
straightly.
13 Or, of

the ancient.

d eh. 2. 14.
14 Heb.

Plee away.

e ch. 2 16
& 6. 3.

fch. 2. 9, 17. Ig Ps. 45. 11.

The power of love.

11 Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages.

12 Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth: there will I give thee my loves.

13 The mandrakes give a smell, and at our gates are all manner of pleasant fruits, new and old, which I have laid up for thee, O my beloved.

CHAPTER 8

THAT thou wert as my brother, mother when I should find thee without, I would kiss thee; yea, 2I should not be despised.

2 I would lead thee, and bring thee into my mother's house, who would instruct me: I would cause thee to drink of spiced wine of the juice of my pomegranate.

3 His left hand should be under my head, and his right hand should emibrace me.

4 I charge you, "O daughters of Jeru salem, 5 that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, until he please.

5 Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her be loved? I raised thee up under the apple tree: there thy mother brought thee forth there she brought thee forth that bare thee.

6 Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is 7cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame. 7 Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.

8 We have a little sister, and "she hath no breasts: what shall we do for our sister in the day when she shall be spoken for?

9 If she be a wall, we will build upon her a palace of silver: and if she be a door, we will inclose her with boards of cedar.

10 I am a wall, and my breasts like "towers: then was I in his eyes as one that found 11 favour.

11 Solomon had a vineyard at Baalhamon; he let out the vineyard unto keepers; every one for the fruit thereof was to bring a thousand pieces of silver.

12 My vineyard, which is mine, is before me thou, O Solomon, must have a thousand, and those that keep the fruit thereof two hundred.

13 Thou that dwellest in the gardens, the companions hearken to thy voice: d cause me to hear it.

1414 Make haste, my beloved, and fbe thou like to a roe or to a young hart upon the mountains of spices.

THE

THE BOOK OF. THE PROPHET

CHAPTER 1

ISAIAH.

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¿vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz,6 ch. 2. 1. which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings Judah.

of

ch. 6. 1. 2 Ki. 16. 32. f2 Ki, 16, 1. O2 Ki. 18. 1.

2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, earth for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.

A Jer. 22. 3.
Mi. 6. 8.
Zech. 7. 9.
2 Or, righten,

Deu. 32. 1.
Jas. 1. 27.

k 1 Sa. 12. 7.
eh. 43. 26.
Mi. 6. 2.

3 The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel "doth not know, my people "doth not consider. 4 Ah sinful nation, a people 3laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have for-m saken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are 4gone away backward.

5 Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will 5revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

6 From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with 6ointment.

7 "Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as 7overthrown by strangers.

8 And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city. 9 Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us 'a very small remnant, we should have been as "Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.

10 Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.

11 To what purpose is "the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of 11 he goats.

12 When ye come 12 to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread d my courts?

Ps. 51. 7. Jer. 8. 7. 3 Heb. of heaviness. o ch 40. 5. p Jer. 2. 20. Rev. 17. 1. 4 Heb. alienated, or, separated. 7 ch. 9. 13. Heb. increase Jer. 2. 30.

n ch. 5. 12, 13,

revolt.

r Hos. 9. 15. 8 Hos. 4. 18. Mi. 3. 11.

Zech. 7. 10. Deu. 28. 51... 7 Heb. the overthrow of. 8 Heb. according to pureness.

B Or, oil.

Ro. 9. 29.
2 Ki. 19. 4.

ch. 13. 19. y ver. 21 Zech. 8. 3. a Eze. 16. 46, 48, 49, 55. Rev. 11. 8. 9 Or, they that return of her. al Sa. 15. 22

Ps. 40. 8.

10 Heb. breaking.

b ch. 57. 5
marg.

11 Heb. great
he goats.
12 Heb.

to be seen. c ch. 65. 3 & 66. 17.

13 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; thed new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is 14 iniquity, even the solemn meeting. 14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.

15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye 15 make many prayers, I

Ps. 116, 19.
ch. 13.
1 Ch. 23. 31.

13 Or, and
his work.
Ps. 101. 5.

ch. 9. 18. 14 Or, grief. i ch. 1. 1. ch. 59. 2 15 Heb. multiply prayer.

will not hear: "your hands are full of 1 blood.

16 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;

17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, 2 relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, 'they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:

20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: "for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

21 How is the faithful city become an harlot it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.

22 Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water:

23 Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one 'loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.

24 Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies:

25 And I will turn my hand upon thee, and 8 purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin:

26 And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellers as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.

27 Zion shall be redeemed with judg ment, and 9 her converts with righteous

ness.

28 And the 10 destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be together, and they that forsake the LORD shall be consumed.

29 For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye have desired, and ye shall be confounded for the gardens that ye have chosen.

30 For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth, and as a garden that hath no water.

31 And the strong shall be as tow, 13 and the maker of it as a spark, and they shall both burn together, and none shall quench them.

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Zech.8.21, 23,
e ver. 10.
Lk. 23. 30.
f Ps. 146. 3.
Job 27. 3.

1⁄2 Joel 3. 10.
4 Or, scythes.
i Lev. 26. 26.
Jer. 37. 21.

4 And he shall judge among the nations,
and shall rebuke many people: and they
shall beat their swords into plowshares, Ps. 46. 9.
and their spears into 4pruninghooks:
nation shall not lift up sword against
nation, neither shall they learn war any

more.

50 house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.

6 Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the east, and are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers.

7 Their land also is full of silver and gold, neither is there any end of their treasures; their land is also "full of horses, neither is there any end of their chariots:

Hos. 2. 18.
Zech. 9. 10.
5 Heb, a man
eminent in
countenance.

6 Or, more

than the.

k Deu 18. 14.

12 Ki. 1. 2.
7 Or, skilful
of speech.
8 Or, abound
with the.

m Ece. 10. 16.
n Deu. 17. 16,

Jer. 2. 28.
p ch. 4. 1.

q ver. 11, 17.
ch. 5. 15.
9 Heb. lift
up the hand.
10 Heb.
binder up.

r ver. 19, 21.
Rev. 6. 15.

2 Th. 1. 9.
ver. 17.

8 Their land also is full of idols; they
worship the work of their own hands,
that which their own fingers have made:
9 And the mean man boweth down,
and the great man humbleth himself:
therefore forgive them not.
10 Enter into the rock, and hide theech. 4. 1, 2
in the dust, for fear of the LORD, and
for the glory of his majesty.

11 The lofty looks of man shall be bumbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and "the LORD alone shall be exalted "in that day.

12 For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low: 13 And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan,

14 And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up," 15 And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall,'

16 And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all 12 pleasant pictures.

17 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.

18 And the idols 15 he shall utterly abolish.

19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the 17 earth, for fear of the LORD, and for

ch. 13. 11.
u 2 Co. 10. 5.

& 11. 10, 11
& 12 1, 4

& 25.9
& 26, 1
& 28.5

& 29. 18.
Jer. 30. 8.

w Ge. 13. 13.

The ruin of Jerusalem.

the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

20 In that day a man shall cast 2 his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made 3each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats; 21 To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

22 Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?

CHAPTER 3

FOR, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water,

2 The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient,

3 The captain of fifty, and 5 the honour-
able man, and the counseller, and the cun-
ning artificer, and the eloquent orator.
4 And "I will give children to be their
princes, and babes shall rule over them.
5 And the people shall be oppressed,
every one by another, and every one by
his neighbour: the child shall behave
himself proudly against the ancient, and
the base against the honourable.

6 When a man shall take hold of his
brother of the house of his father, say
ing, Thou hast clothing, be thou our
ruler, and let this ruin be under thy hand:
7 In that day shall he swear, saying,
I will not be an 10 healer; for in my
house is neither bread nor clothing:
make me not a ruler of the people.
8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is
fallen: because their tongue and their
doings are against the LORD, to provoke
the eyes of his glory.

9 The shew of their countenance doth Eze 38. 14, 19. witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.

ch. 1. 10.

r Ecc. 8. 12.
y Ps. 128. 2.

ch. 30. 25,
a Ps. 11. 6.

Ece. 8. 13.
11 Heb.
done to him.
1 Ki. 10. 22.

12 Heb.
pictures
of desire.

13 Or, call

thee blessed. 14 Hel.

wallow up. Hos. 4. L 15 Or.

10 Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.

11 Woe unto the wicked! "it shall be ill with him for the reward of his hands shall be 11 given him.

12 48 for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which 13 lead thee cause thee to err, and 14 destroy the way of thy paths.

13 The LORD standeth up to plead, and shall utterly standeth to judge the people.

pass away.
ď Ps. 143. 2.
e Hos. 10. 8.
Lk. 23, 30.

16 Or, burnt.
17 Heb. dust.

14 The LORD d will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people, and the princes thereof; for ye have 16 eaten up the vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your houses.

The cleansing of Zion.

15 What mean ye that ye "beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? saith the Lord GOD of hosts. 16 Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and 1 wanton eyes, walking and 2mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet:

17 Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will 5 discover their secret parts.

18 In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling_ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon,

19 The 8 chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers,

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20 The bonnets, and the ornaments of Judg. 8. 21, the legs, and the headbands, and the 10 tablets, and the earrings,

21 The rings, and nose jewels,

22 The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the wimples, and the crisping pins,

23 The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the vails.

26. 8 Or, sweet balls. 9 Or. spangled

ornaments.

10 Heb. houses of the soul. 11 Heb. for a treading. eh. 15. 3. k ch. 3. 14.

24 And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of well set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher ja girding of sack-13 cloth; and burning instead of beauty. 25 Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy 12 mighty in the war.

shall

26 And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being 14 desolate sit upon the ground.

CHAPTER 4

12 Heb. might. Jer. 14. 2. Heb. plant of his pleasures.

11 Or, emptied.

Heb.
cleansed.

m Lam. 2. 10.

15 Heb, a scab. n Mi. 2. 2.

o ch. 2 11.

16 Heb. ye.

is in mine ears, saith.

18 Heb. let thy name be called upon us.

ND in that day seven women shall 17 Or, This take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only 18let us be called by thy name, 20 to take away our reproach. 2 In that day shall the branch of the LORD be 21 beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for 22 them that are escaped of Israel.

3 And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, 'shall be called holy, even every one that is written 24 among the living in Jerusalem:

4 When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.

5 And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for 26 upon all the glory shall be a 27 defence.

6 And there shall be a tabernacle for a

19 Heb.

If not, fe. 20 Or, take thou away. p Jer. 23. 5.

21 Heb.
beauty and
glory.
9 Eze. 45. 11.
22 Heb. the
escaping.
r ver. 22
Ob. 17.
23 Or, pursue.
Lk. 10. 20.
24 Or, to life.
Mal 3. 2, 3.

v PM. 28. 5.
w Ps. 143. 5.

25 Heb. glory

are men of
famine.

Ex. 13. 21. y Zech. 2. 5. 26 Or, above. 27 Hel covering.

The vineyard of the Lord.

shadow in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain.

NOW

CHAPTER 5

WOW will I sing to dmy wellbeloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in 3a very fruitful hill:

2 And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a winepress therein and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.

3 And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem, and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.

4 What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?

5 And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be 11 trodden down: 6 And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.

hosts is the house of Israel, and the men 7 For the vineyard of the LORD of of Judah 13 his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold 15 oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry. 8 Woe unto them that join "house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that 16 they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth!

9 17 In mine ears said the LORD of hosts, 19 Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, even great and fair, without inhabitant.

10 Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and the seed of an homer shall yield an ephah.

11"Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink that continue until night, till wine 23inflame them!

12 And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the LORD, neither consider "the operation of his hands.

13 Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their 25 honourable men ure famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.

14 Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.

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