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and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he I were ready to destroy? and where is the fury of the oppressor?

10r, made

himself ready. a Ro. 2. 24

b Zech. 9. 11.

ch. 2. 11.

d Heb. as in Ps. 102. 27. e Jer. 31. 36.

14 The captive exile hasteneth that he may be loosed, and that he should not die in the pit, nor that his bread should fail. 15 But I am the LORD thy God, thatch, divided the sea, whose waves roared: The LORD of hosts is his name.

16 And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, k Thou art my people.

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17 Awake, awake, stand up, O Jeru salem, which hast drunk at the hand of the LORD the cup of his fury; hast drunken the dregs of the cup of trembling, and wrung them out.

59, 21. Na. 1. 15.

Ro. 10. 15. h ch. 49. 2.

Eph. 6. 15. ch. 40. 9. ch. 49. 3. 1 Ch. 16. 31. m ver. 9.

n ver. 22.

Mt. 20. 22.

Ps. 73. 10.

Eae. 23. 34

thouch 53 30 7 48 20. Pa. 98. 1.

18 There is none to guide her among all the sons whom she hath brought forth; neither is there any that taketh her by the hand of all the sons that she hath brought up.

ch. 51. 9. • Ps. 98. 3. Mt. 28. 19. 2 Heb. happened. 3 Heb. breaking. t2 Tim. 2. 21. 72 Am. 7. 2

19 These two things 2are come unto thee; who shall be sorry for thee? deso-Lam 2.11, 12. lation, and 3 destruction, and the famine, and the sword: "by whom shall I comfort thee?

20 Thy sons have fainted, they lie at the head of all the streets, as a wild bull in a net: they are full of the fury of the LORD, the rebuke of thy God.

21 Therefore hear now this, thou afflicted, and drunken, but not wine:

with

Ezr. 1.7-11. Ex. 12. 33, 39.

y Ex. 14. 19. 4 Heb. gather Lam. 3. 15. you up a ch. 42. 1.

5 Or, prosper.
b ch. 53. 12.
e Jer. 50, 34
d P. 22 6.

ch. 53. 2, 3.

Eze. 36. 25.

He. 9. 13, 14. f Jer. 25 17. Zech. 12. 2

22 Thus saith thy Lord the LORD, and thy God that pleadeth the cause of his people, Behold, I have taken out of thine hand the cup of trembling, even the dregsch. 49. 7, 23. of the cup of my fury; thou shalt no more drink it again:

23 But I will put it into the hand of them that afflict thee; which have said to thy soul, Bow down, that we may go over and thou hast laid thy body as the ground, and as the street, to them that

went over.

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Ps. 66. 11, 12 i Ro. 15. 21. Jn. 12 38. Ro. 10, 16.

6 Or, doctrine? Hb hearing? k ch. 51. 9. Ne. 11. L

a ch. 11. 1. och. 52. 11. p ch. 35. 8. Rev. 21. 27.

7 ch. 51. 23.

r Mk. 9. 12. Zech. 2. 7.

He. 4. 15.

7 Or, he hid as

it were his

face from us. Heb. as an hiding of faces from him, or, from us. Jn. 1, 10, 11. veh. 50.

Pa. 44. 12.

rch. 45. 13.

y Mt. 8. 17.

a Ro. 4. 25.

z Ge. 46. 6.

807,

tormented.

The Lord's servant,

5 Now therefore, what have I here. saith the LORD, that my people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to howl, saith the LORD; and my name continually every day is blasphemed.

6 Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I.

79 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!

8 Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the LORD shall bring again Zion.

9 Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: Pfor the LORD hath comforted his people, The hath redeemed Jerusalem.

10 The LORD hath made bare "his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

11 Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean," that bear the vessels of the LORD. 12 For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel will 4 be your rereward.

13 Behold, "my servant shall 5deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.

14 As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:

15 So shall he sprinkle many nations; 9 the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.

CHAPTER 53

WHO hath believed our 6 report? and

revealed?

2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as "a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comelness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

3 He is despised and rejected of men: ta man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and 7 we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

4 Surely he hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

5 But he was 8 wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniqui

his sufferings and triumph.

ISAIAH 53

ties: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his 1stripes we are healed.

a ch. 57. 19. 6 Ma1.2.14, 15

el Pe. 2. 21, 25.

1 Heb. bruise.

ch. 26. 20. e Mt. 9. 36.

6 All we like sheep have gone astray;d Ps. 30. 5. we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath 2 laid on him the iniquity of us all.

7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

8 He was taken 3from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.

2 Co. 5. 21.

2 Heb made the iniquity of us all to meet on him. g eh. 55. 3.

Mt. 26. 63.

1 Pe. 2. 23. i Ac. 8. 32,

Ge. 8. 21

& 9. 11. 3 Or, away by

9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and "with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, nei-k ther was any deceit in his mouth.

10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when 6 thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, "he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.

11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall "my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

distress and judgment: but, fc. Jn. 7. 27. / Ps. 46. 2. ch. 51. 6. 4 Heb. was the stroke upon him. m Eze. 34, 25 & 37. 26, Mal. 2. 5. n Mt. 27. 57,

60

5 Heb. deaths.

ol Pe. 2. 22. Rev. 21. 19. b Or, his soul shall make an offering. Ps. 22. 30. Ro. 6. 9. Jer. 31. 34. Jn. 6. 45 & 14. 26.

12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because? he hath poured out his soul unto death: "and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

CHAPTER 54

1 Co. 2. 10. 1 Th. 4. 9. 1 Jn. 2. 20, 27.

t Phil. 3. 8. u 1 Jn. 2. 1. v ch. 42. 1.

ING, O barren, thou that didst not Dear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail Ro. 5. 18, 19. with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the LORD.

29 Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thye cords, and strengthen thy stakes;

3 For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.

r Ps. 2. 8.
y Col. 2. 15.
Hos. 8. 4.

a Mk. 15. 28.
Ro. 8. 31.

He. 7. 25
& 9. 21

Gal. 4. 27.

d Ac. 6. 10.

ch. 62. 4.

fch. 45. 24, 25. 9 ch. 49. 19, 20. Jn. 7. 37.

i ch. 55. 5 & 61. 9.

j Mt. 10. 8. k Jn. 6. 27.

4 Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for 7 Heb. weigh. thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.

5 For thy Maker is thine husband: "the LORD of hosts is his name; and P thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.

l Jer. 3. 14 Rev. 19. 7. m Mt. 11. 28.

Lk. 1. 32.

a ch. 61. 9

Jer. 32. 40.

pch. 43. 14. 7 Ac. 13. 34. Pa. 89. 1, 28, 49.

6 For the LORD hath called thee as a Jn. 18. 37. woman forsaken and grieved in spirit,

Rev. 1. 5.

The afflicted comforted.

and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God.

7 d For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.

8 In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but 9 with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.

9 For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for jas I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee.

10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall

the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee. 110 thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will. lay thy stones with fair colours, and Play thy foundations with sapphires.

12 And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones.

13 And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace Of thy children.

14 In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppres sion; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee. 15 Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake.

16 Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.

17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and devery tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and ftheir righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

CHAPTER 55

Ho, every one that thirsteth, come

ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.

2 kWherefore do ye 7spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.

3 Incline your ear, and " come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.

4 Behold, I have given him for "a witness to the people, a leader and com mander to the people.

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a ch. 52. 15 & 54. 3.

Eph. 2.11, 12 6 ch. 2. 2. ch. 60. 9. He. 13. 15.

e Mt. 5. 25.
Lk. 13. 25.
Jn. 7. 34.
2 Co. 6. 2.
He. 3. 13.

6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: 7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and Mt. 21. 13. let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will 3abundantly pardon. 8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.

9 For kas the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

10 For "as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:

g Mal. 1. 11. Heb. the man of iniquity. h ch. 11. 12.

Jn. 10. 16.

Eph. 1. 10. 2 Heb. to his gathered. 3 Heb. multiply to pardon. ch. 62. 6.

k Ps. 103. 11.

Phil. 3 2 4 Or,

dreaming, or, talking in their sleep. 5 Heb. strong of appetite.

Deu. 32 2.

6 Heb. know not to be satisfied.

n Eze. 34. 2, 3. o ch. 57. 17. Jer. 6. 13.

11 So shall my word be that goethm forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. 12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

13 "Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.

CHAPTER 56

p 2 Co. 9. 10.

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ch. 54. 9.

Pro. 23. 35. ch. 35. 10. Heb. men of kindness, or, godliness. 8 Or, that

which is evil, t Ps. 98. 8. 9 Or, go in. u ch. 41. 19. v2 Ch. 16. 14. 10 Or, before him.

Jer. 13. 11.

THUS saith the LORD, Keep ye 11 judgment, and do justice: for my salvation 11 Or, equity. is near to come, and my righteousness torch. 46. 13. be revealed.

2 Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.

3 Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am da dry tree. 4 For thus saith the LORD unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant;

5 Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and ia name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.

6 Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD,

y ch. 1. 4. 12 Or, among

the oaks. ch. L 29 & 61. 3.

1 Ki. 14. 23

2 Ki. 16. 4. a Lev. 18. 21. b ver. 1, 6.

c Deu. 23. 3. ch, 60. 10. Ac. 10. 1, 2. d Eze. 17. 24

e Eze. 16. 16,25

Eze. 23. 17.

g1 Tim. 3. 15.

Eze. 16. 15.
Jn. 1. 12
Ro. 8. 15.

13 Or, hewed it for thyself larger than theirs. Eze. 16. 26, 28

& 23. 2-20,

149r, thou pro15 Or, thon respectedst.

videdat room.

The wicked rebuked.

to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant;

76 Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: d their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; forƒmine house shall be called an house of prayer 9 for all people. 8 The Lord GOD which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others to him, 2 beside those that are gathered unto him.

9 All ye beasts of the field, come to devour, yea, all ye beasts in the forest. 10 His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; 4 sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.

11 Yea, they are 5 greedy dogs which 6 can never have enough, and they are "shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, "every one for his gain, from his quarter.

12 Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and "to morrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant. CHAPTER 57

THE righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and 7 merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.

2 He shall 9 enter into peace: they shall rest in their "beds, each one walking 10 in his uprightness.

3 But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore.

4 Against whom do ye sport yourselves? against whom make ye a wide mouth, and draw out the tongue? are ye not children of transgression, a seed of falsehood,

5 Enflaming yourselves 12 with idols under every green tree, "slaying the children in the valleys under the clifts of the rocks?

6 Among the smooth stones of the stream is thy portion; they, they are thy lot: even to them hast thou poured a drink offering, thou hast offered a meat offering. Should I receive comfort in these?

7 Upon a lofty and high mountain hast thou set thy bed: even thither wentest thou up to offer sacrifice.

8 Behind the doors also and the posts hast thou set up thy remembrance: for A thou hast discovered thyself to another than me, and art gone up; thou hast enlarged thy bed, and 13made thee a covenant with them; thou lovedst their bed 14 where thou sawest it.

9 And 15 thou wentest to the king with ointment, and didst increase thy perfumes, and didst send thy messengers far

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off, and didst debase thyself even unto hell.

10 Thou art wearied in the greatness of thy way; yet saidst thou not, There is no hope: thou hast found the life of thine hand; therefore thou wast not grieved.

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ye fast not
as this day.
a Mt. 6. 7.
6 Jer. 2. 25

& 18. 12.
2 Or, living.

3 or,
to afflict
his soul
for a day?

d Ps. 78. 36.
e Ps. 50. 21.
fNe. 5. 10-12.

the bundles
of the yoke.
g Lk. 4. 18.

5 Heb. broken.
Lk. 3. 11.
6 Or,
aflicted.

The fast chosen by God.

and to smite with the fist of wickedness:
1 ye shall not fast as ye do this day, ato
make your voice to be heard on high.
5 Is it such a fast that I have chosen?
3 a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it
to bow down his head as a bulrush, and
to spread sackcloth and ashes under him?
wilt thou call this a fast, and an accept-

11 And of whom hast thou been afraid
or feared, that d thou hast lied, and hast
not remembered me, nor laid it to thyech. 51. 12, 13. able day to the LORD?
heart?have not I held my peace even
of old, and thou fearest me not?
12 I will declare thy righteousness, and Heb.
thy works; for they shall not profit thee.
13 When thou criest, let thy com-
panies deliver thee; but the wind shall
carry them all away; vanity shall take
them but he that putteth his trust in
me shall possess the land, and shall
inherit k my holy mountain;
14 And shall say, 'Cast ye up, cast yet ch. 11. 9
up, prepare the way, take up the stum-
blingblock out of the way of my people.
15 For thus saith the high and lofty
One that inhabiteth eternity, "whose
name is Holy; I dwell in the high and
holy place, with him also that is of a
contrite and humble spirit, ? to revive the
spirit of the humble, and to revive the
heart of the contrite ones.

6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the 5 oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?

hungry, and that thou bring the poor that 7 Is it not to deal thy bread to the are 6 cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?

16 For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made.

i ch. 14. 32. j Ps. 37. 9.

7

& 65. 11, 25.
l ch. 62. 10.
m Jer. 8. 22
& 30. 17.

Lk. 1. 49.
Heb. gather

thee up.
ch. 52 12.

o Zech. 2. 13.

p Ps 34 18

& 138. 6.

ch. 61. 1.
Pro. 6. 13.
Ps. 103. 9.
8 Heb. turning

8 Ps. 12. 2.

away.
9 Heb.
droughts.

u Jer. 3. 22.
v Jer. 31. 12.

or, deceive.

17 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on 8 frowardly in the way of his heart. 18 I have seen his ways, and "will heal 10 Heb. lie, him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to "his mourners. 19 I create "the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is " far off, and to him that is near, saith the LORD; and I willy heal him.

20 But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.

21 d There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.

CHAPTER 58

NRY 11aloud, spare not, lift up thy people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.

w ch. 61. 2, 3.
r Ne. 4. 6,
17-21.
ch. 61. 4.

He. 13. 15.
Eph. 2. 17.
a Ac. 2. 39.
Jude 13.
Ne. 10. 31

& 13. 15-22.
ch. 56. 2,
4, 6.

d ch, 48. 22.
ech. 40. 3.

11 Heb. with
the throat.

fch. 57. 4

(Heb.).
Deu. 32. 13.
A ch. 1. 20.

2 Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delightm in approaching to God.

3 Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not? wherefore have we lafflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure, and "exact all your 12 labours.

4 Behold, ye fast for strife and debate,

Mt. 13. 20.
Nu. 11. 23.
Mal. 3. 14.
Lev. 16. 29.
ch, 50. 1

ch. 50. 2.

& 64. 7.
n ch. 60. 17.

12 Or, things

wherewith
ye grieve
others.
Heb. griefs.

13 or,

have made
him hide.

8 Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine "health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall 7be thy rereward.

9 Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, "the putting forth of the finger, and 'speaking vanity;

10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday:

11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in 9 drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters 10 fail not. 12 And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: 14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will 9 cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

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a ch. 1. 15, Ps. 113. 3. ch. 66. 16.

b ch. 41. 1.

3 For "your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongued hath muttered perverseness.

4 None calleth for justice, nor any dpleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.

5 They hatch 2cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is 8crushed breaketh out into a viper.

6 Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands.

7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.

8 The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.

Jer. 2. 35 & 25. 31. e Pa. 7. 14

Rev. 12 15 1 Or, put him to fight. 2 Or, adders' 7 Ro.11. 26, 27. 3 Or, sprinkled is if there brake out a viper.

Jer. 31. 31.

He. 8. 10
& 10. 16.

ich. 51. 16. Ro. 3. 15-17.

4 Heb.
breaking.
5 Or, be
enlightened:
for thy light
cometh.

60r, right. Ps. 125. 5.

k Mal. 4. 2.

Pro. 2. 15. m Jer. 8. 15. n ch. 42. 6. ver. 5, 11.

p

ch. 49. 23. ver. 10, 11, 16.

Rev. 21. 21. Deu. 28. 29. Job 5. 14.

9 Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: "we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness. 10 P We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noonday as in the night; we are in desolate places ch. 55. 5. as dead men.

11 We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.

12 For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them; 13 In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.

14 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity

cannot enter.

15 Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil 9maketh himself a prey and the LORD saw it, and 10 it displeased him that there was no judgment.

16 And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him.

17 For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke.

9 ch. 49. 20 22.

r ch. 38. 14.

Ro. 11. 25. 7 Or, noise of the sea shall be turned

toward thee. 8 Or, wealth.

Ge 25, 4
ch. 61. 6.

Mt. 2. 11.

Mt. 12 34 35. w Ge. 25. 13. Ps. 120. 5. Ge, 25, 13.

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v ch. 66. 20.

9 Or, is accounted mad. 10 Heb. it was evil in his eyes. z Ps. 72. 10.

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ch. 57. 17. ch. 61. 2 ch.54 7, 8. ch. 63. 7.

11 Heb. recompences.

Rev. 21. 25.

The Gentiles shall come

ingly he will repay, fury to his adver saries, recompence to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompence. 19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.

20 And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD. 21 As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.

CHAPTER 60

RISE, 5 shine; for thy light is come,

And the glory of the LORD is risen

upon thee.

2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

3 And "the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

4 Lift up thine eyes round about, and see all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side.

5 Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.

6 The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring "gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the LORD.

7 All the flocks of "Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee:

they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and I will glorify the house of my glory.

8 Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?

9 Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring thy sons from far, d their silver and their gold with them, funto the name of the LORD thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee.

10 And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee: for kin my wrath I smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy on thee.

11 Therefore thy gates shall be open

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