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Messiah the Prince.

DANIEL

22 And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and under-2 standing.

23 At the beginning of thy supplications the 2commandment came forth, and I am come to shew thee; "for thou art 4greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision.

1 Heb. to

make thee Heb. word. skilful of.

a Lk. 1. 28.

3 Or, vigour.

4 Heb.
of desires.

Cp. Lev. 25.

8 with
ch. 10. 2, 3.
5 Or, restrain.

24 Seventy 6 weeks are determined upon 6 Or, to seal up. thy people and upon thy holy city, to e ch. 8. 18. bfinish the transgression, and 6to maked Isa. 53. 11. an end of sins, and to make reconcilia- 7 Heb. moved. tion for iniquity, and to d bring in ever- 8 Heb. lasting righteousness, and to seal up the prophet. vision and 8 prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

Mk. 1. 24.

9 Heb. upon

thy standing.
fver. 26.

Jn. 1. 41
& 4. 25.

10 Heb. return

and be built.
9 ver. 19.
11 Or, breach,

Rev. 1. 17.

or, ditch.
Ne. 4. 8,16-18
& 6. 15.

12 Heb.

strait of.

25 Know therefore and understand, that
from the going forth of the command-
ment to restore and to build Jerusalem
unto the Messiah the Prince shall be
seven weeks, and threescore and two
weeks: the street shall 10 be built again,
and the llwall, even in 12 troublous times.
26 And after threescore and two weeks
jshall Messiah be cut off, 13 but not for
himself and the people of the prince
that shall come shall destroy the citych. 9. 3, 4,
and the sanctuary; and the end thereof
shall be with a flood, and unto the end
of the war 14 desolations are determined.
27 And he shall confirm 16 the covenant
with many for one week: and in the
midst of the week he shall cause the
sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and
17 for the overspreading of "abominations
he shall make it desolate, even until the
consummation, and that determined
shall be poured upon the 18 desolate.

CHAPTER 10

22, 23.

Mk. 9. 12.
Lk. 24. 26, 46.
13 Or, and
shall have
nothing.

1 Pe. 2. 21
& 3. 18.

14 Or, it shall
be cut off by
desolations.
& ver. 21.

ch. 12 1.
Jude 9.

Rev. 12. 7.
15 Or, first.

IN the third year of Cyrus king of 16 or, a

I ch. 2. 28.
Or, with the
abominable
armies.

Persia a thing was revealed unto Daniel, whose name was called Belte-17 shazzar; and the thing was true, but the time appointed was 19 long: and he understood the thing, and had understanding of the vision.

2 In those days I Daniel was mourning three 21 full weeks.

31 ate no 22 pleasant bread, neither came
flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither
did I anoint myself at all, till three whole
weeks were fulfilled.

4 And in the four and twentieth day of
the first month, as I was by the side of
the great river, which is "Hiddekel;
5 Then I lifted up mine eyes, and
looked, and behold 23 a certain man
clothed in linen, whose loins were
girded with fine gold of Uphaz:

m Mt. 24. 15.

Mk. 13. 14. n ch. 8. 26.

ver. 1.

o Isa. 10. 23
& 28. 22.
Lk. 21. 24.

18 Or,
desolator.

p ch. 8. 15.
Isa. 6. 7.

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ch. 1. 7.
19 Heb. great.
20 Or,
this servant
of my lord.
21 Heb. weeks
of days.
22 Heb. bread
of desires.
8 Ám. 6. 6.
Mt. 6. 17.
t ver. 11.
u Ge. 2. 14.

Daniel is strengthened.

for the men that were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves.

8 Therefore I was left alone, and saw this great vision, and there remained no Strength in me: for my 3 comeliness was turned in me into corruption, and I retained no strength.

and when I heard the voice of his words, then was I in a deep sleep on my face, and my face toward the ground.

9 Yet heard I the voice of his words:

10 And, behold, an hand touched me, which 7set me upon my knees and upon the palms of my hands.

11 And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man 4greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand

upright: for unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling.

12 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words.

13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the 15 chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.

14 Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for "yet the vision is for many days.

15 And when he had spoken such words unto me, I set my face toward the ground, and I became dumb.

16 And, behold, Pone like the similitude of the sons of men touched my lips: then I opened my mouth, and spake, and said unto him that stood before me, O my lord, by the vision my sorrows are turned upon me, and I have retained no strength.

17 For how can 20 the servant of this my lord talk with this my lord? for as for me, straightway there remained no strength in me, neither is there breath left in me.

18 Then there came again and touched me one like the appearance of a man, and he strengthened me,

19 And said, 'O man greatly beloved, fear not peace be unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong. And when he had spoken unto me, I was strengthened, and said, Let my lord speak; for thou hast strengthened me.

6 His body also was like the beryl, and
his face as the appearance of lightning,
and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his
arms and his feet like in colour to
polished brass, and the voice of his Deu.31.7, 23. of Grecia shall come.
words like the voice of a multitude.
7 And I Daniel alone saw the vision:
y Eve. 1. 16, Eze. 1. 14.
Rev. 1. 13, 15 & 15. 6.

20 Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? and now will I return to fight with "the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince

23 Heb.

one man.

w Eze. 9. 2.
Rev. 1. 16.

21 But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of dtruth: and a ver. 13. 6 Rev. 19. 6. e ch. 8. 21. d oh. 11. 2.

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2 And now will I shew thee the truth. Behold, there shall stand up yet three kings in Persia; and the fourth shall be far richer than they all: and by his strength through his riches he shall stir up all against the realm of d Grecia.

3 And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will.

his

4 And when he shall stand up, kingdom shall be broken, and shall be divided toward the four winds of heaven; and not to his posterity, nor according to his dominion which he ruled for his kingdom shall be plucked up, even for others beside those.

5 And the king of the south shall be strong, and one of his princes; and he shall be strong above him, and have dominion; his dominion shall be a great dominion.

6 And in the end of years they shall 10 join themselves together; for the king's daughter of the south shall come to the king of the north to make 12an agreement: but she shall not retain the power of the arm; neither shall he stand, nor his arm: but she shall be given up, and they that brought her, and 13 he that begat her, and he that strengthened her in these times.

7 But out of a branch of her roots shall one stand up 17 in his estate, which shall come with an army, and shall enter into the fortress of the king of the north, and shall deal against them, and shall prevail: 8 And shall also carry captives into Egypt their gods, with their princes, and with 18 their precious vessels of silver and of gold; and he shall continue more years than the king of the north.

9 So the king of the south shall come into his kingdom, and shall return into his own land.

10 But his sons shall 19 be stirred up, and shall assemble a multitude of great forces: and one shall certainly come, and overflow, and pass through: then shall he 21 return, and be stirred up, even to his fortress.

11 And the king of the south shall be moved with choler, and shall come forth and fight with him, even with the king of the north: and he shall set forth a great multitude; but the multitude shall be given into his hand.

12 And when he hath taken away the multitude, his heart shall be lifted up; and he shall cast down many ten thousands: but he shall not be strengthened by it.

13 For the king of the north shall return, and shall set forth a multitude

1 Heb.

and the king of the north.

greater than the former, and shall cerstrengtheneth tainly come 2after certain years with a great army and with much riches.

himself. a ver. 13. 2 Heb.

at the end of times, even years. b ch. 9. 1. 3 Heb.

the children of robbers. Cp. Ac. 13.

27.

4 Heb.
the city of
munitions.

5 Heb.
the people of

his choices,
d ch. 8. 21.
ch, 7. 6
&&. 5, 21.

ch. 8. 8, 22.
6 Or, goodly.
Heb. land of

ornament.

7 Or, much
uprightness:

or, equal
conditions.

8 Heb. to
corrupt.

9 Heb.

for him. 10 Heb.

associate
themselves.

11 Heb. his
reproach.
12 Heb. rights.
13 Or, whom
she brought
forth.

14 Or, place.
15 Heb.

one that
causeth an
exacter to
pass over.
2 Macc. 3.
3,7.
16 Heb.

angers.

17 Or,
in his place,
or, office.
18 Heb.
vessels of

their desire.

92 Macc. 4. 7,

10.

2 Macc. 4. 23-31 19 Or, war. 20 Or,

into the peaceable and fat, fc. 21 Or, be stirred up again. 22 Heb.

think his
thoughts.

i 2 Macc. 5. 1.

14 And in those times there shall many stand up against the king of the south: also the robbers of thy people shall exalt themselves to establish the vision; but they shall fail.

15 So the king of the north shall come, and cast up a mount, and take 4the most fenced cities: and the arms of the south shall not withstand, neither 5 his chosen people, neither shall there be any strength to withstand.

16 But he that cometh against him shall do according to his own will, and none shall stand before him: and he shall stand in the 6glorious land, which by his hand shall be consumed.

17 He shall also set his face to enter With the strength of his whole kingdom, and 7upright ones with him; thus shall he do: and he shall give him the daughter of women, 8 corrupting her: but she shall not stand on his side, neither be for him.

18 After this shall he turn his face unto the isles, and shall take many but a prince 9 for his own behalf shall cause 11 the reproach offered by him to cease; without his own reproach he shall cause it to turn upon him.

19 Then he shall turn his face toward the fort of his own land: but he shall stumble and fall, and not be found.

20 Then shall stand up in his 14 estate 15 a raiser of taxes in the glory of the kingdom: but within few days he shall be destroyed, neither in 16 anger, nor in battle.

21 And in his 14 estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.

22 And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflown from before him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant.

23 And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people.

24 He shall enter 20 peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches: yea, and he shall 22 forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time.

25 And he shall stir up his power and his courage against the king of the south with a great army; and the king of the south shall be stirred up to battle with a very great and mighty army; but he shall not stand for they shall forecast devices against him.

26 Yea, they that feed of the portion of

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his meat shall destroy him, and his army shall overflow: and many shall fall down slain.

27 And both these kings' 1hearts shall be to do mischief, and they shall speak lies at one table; but it shall not prosper: for yet the end shall be at the time appointed.

28 Then shall he return into his land with great riches; and his heart shall be against the holy covenant; and he shall do exploits, and return to his own land.

29 At the time appointed he shall return, and come toward the south; but it shall not be as the former, or as the latter.

30 For the ships of Chittim shall come against him: therefore he shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant.

31 And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that 5maketh desolate.

32 And such as do wickedly against the Covenant shall he 6corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God ishall be strong, and do exploits.

33 And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days.

34 Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries. 35 And some of them of understanding shall fall, "to try 7them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed.

36 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against 'the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done. 37 Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god; for he shall magnify himself above all.

38 But 10in his 11 estate shall he honour the God of 12 forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and 14 pleasant things.

39 Thus shall he do in the 15 most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for 17 gain.

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2 Macc. 6. 19
& 7. 1, &c.
j Mt. 24. 21.
1 Mace. 3, 17
& 4. 8.
2 Mace. 2. 21.

Ex. 32 32.
Lk. 10. 20.
m 2 Macc. 7. 9.
Mt. 25. 46.

Jn. 5. 28, 29.
Rev. 20. 12.
n ch. 12. 10.
Zech. 13. 9.
2 Macc. 6. 12.

7 Or, by them.
Or, teachers.
o Mt. 13. 43

8

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2 Thes. 2. 4.

Rev. 5. 1
& 10. 4.

ver. 13.
Deu. 10. 17.
9 Heb. lip.
10 Or, as for
the Almighty
God, in his
seat he shall
honour, yea,
he shall
honour a god,

whom, fc.
11 Or, stead.

ch. 10. 5.
12 Or,
munitions.
Heb.
Mauzzim,
or, Gods
protectors,
13 Or,
from above.
ch. 8. 13.
14 Heb. things
desired.
b
fortresses of
munitions.

Rev. 10. 6.
ch. 8. 19.

16 Or, part.
17 Heh.
a price.

40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: andr ver. 35.

The time of the end.

the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass

over.

41 He shall enter also into the 2 glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.

42 He shall 3 stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape.

43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.

44 But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.

45 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the 4glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.

CHAPTER 12

AND at that time shall & Michael stand A up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

3 And they that be 8 wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the Words, and seal the book, even to "the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. 5 Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the 9bank of the river.

6 And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was 13upon the waters of the river, "How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?

7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and "sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and 16an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.

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THE word of the LORD that came unto

Hosea, the son of Beeri, bin the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel.

a ver. 4.

6 In. 1. 1. Am. 1. 1. Mi. 1. 1. 1 That is, My people. 2 Ki. 11 23

& 15. 1.

2 That is, Hav ing obtained mercy.

e Eze. 16. 15. f Eze. 16. 39.

2 The beginning of the word of the LORD by Hosea. And the LORD saidd Isa. 50. 1. to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for "the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the LORD.

3 So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim; which conceived, and bare him a son.

4 And the LORD said unto him, Call his name Jezreel; for yet a little while, and I will 3avenge the blood of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu, and will cause to cease the kingdom of the house of Israel.

5 And it shall come to pass at that day, that I will break the bow of Israel in the valley of Jezreel.

6 And she conceived again, and bare a daughter. And God said unto him, Call her name 6 Lo-ruhamah: for I will 7no more have mercy upon the house of Israel; 8 but I will utterly take them

away.

2 Ki. 10. 11 Heb. visit. A2 Ki. 15. 10,

12.

i 2 Ki. 15. 29.

s

He drinks

Job 3. 23.

5 Heb. wall a wall. 6 That is, Not having obtained mercy.

7 Heb. not add

any more to,

2 Ki.17.6, 23. 8 Or, that I should

altogether pardon them.

kLk. 15. 17.18.

12 Ki. 19. 35.

Zech. 4 6.

n Eae. 16. 17

19.

Deu. 7. 13.

9 Heb.
new wine.

with they made Baal.

7 But I will have mercy upon the house of Judah, and will save them by the LORD their God, and " will not save them 10 Or, whereby bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by horsemen. 81 Now when she had weaned Lo-ru-11 hamah, she conceived, and bare a son. 9 Then said God, Call his name Loammi: for ye are not my people, and I will not be your God.

10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of "the living God.

11 Then shall the children of Judah and the children of Israel be gathered gether, and appoint themselves one

That is, Not my people 12 Or,

take away. Ge. 32. 12. 13 Heb. folly, Ro. 9. 26. or, villany. 14 Or, instead of that.

Jer. 7. 34. 82 Ki. 4. 23. Am. 8. 5.

t Deu. 14. 1.

Jos. 3. 10.

Ps. 42. 2.

Ish. 11.12, 13.

Eze, 37.16-24

15 Heb. make desolate.

head, and they shall come up out of the land: for great shall be the day of a Jezreel.

CHAPTER 2

NAY ye unto your brethren, 1 Ammi; SA and to your sisters, 2 Ru-hamah. 2 Plead with your mother, plead: for d she is not my wife, neither am I her husband: let her therefore put away her whoredoms out of her sight, and her adulteries from between her breasts;

3 Lest I strip her naked, and set her as in the day that she was born, and make her as a wilderness, and set her like a dry land, and slay her with thirst.

4 And I will not have mercy upon her children; for they be the children of whoredoms.

5 For their mother hath played the harlot: she that conceived them hath done shamefully: for she said, I will go after my lovers, that give me my bread mine oil and my drink, and my water, my wool and my flax,

6 Therefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns, and 5make a wall, that she shall not find her paths.

7 And she shall follow after her lovers, but she shall not overtake them; and she shall seek them, but shall not find them: then shall she say, I will go and return to my first husband; for then was it better with me than now.

8 For she did not know that I gave her corn, and 9 wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and gold, 10 which they prepared for Baal.

9 Therefore will I return, and take away my corn in the time thereof, and my wine in the season thereof, and will 12 recover my wool and my flax given to cover her nakedness.

10 And now will I discover her 13 lewdness in the sight of her lovers, and none shall deliver her out of mine hand.

11 I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast days, her new moons, and her sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts.

12 And I will 15destroy her vines and her fig trees, whereof she hath said, These are my rewards that my lovers have

God will betroth his people.

given me and I will make them a forest, and the beasts of the field shall eat them.

13 And d I will visit upon her the days of Baalim, wherein she burned incense to them, and she decked herself with her earrings and her jewels, and she went after her lovers, and forgat me, saith the LORD.

14 Therefore, behold, I will allure her,

HOSEA 2

a ch. 9. 4. 1 Heb. a standing, or, statue, or, pillar. 6 Ex. 28. 6.

eGe. 31.19 mg. d ch. 4. 9. ch. 11. 2 f Jer. 23. 5 & 30. 9. Jer. 31. 12.

Judg. 17. 5.

The Lord's controversy.

a prince, and "without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an bephod, and without teraphim:

5 Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the LORD their God, and David their king; and shall fear the LORD and his goodness in the latter days.

CHAPTER 4

AR the word of the LORD, ye

and bring her into the wilderness, and 2 or, friendly. HER ten of Israel: for the LORD

speak 2 comfortably unto her.

Heb. to her heart. Isa. 40. 2.

15 And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achorh Isa. 1. 18 for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and jas in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt.

16 And it shall be at that day, saith the LORD, that thou shalt call me 4Ishi; and shalt call me no more 5 Baali.

& 3. 13.
Jer. 25. 31.

ch. 12. 2. i Jos. 7. 26.

Ex. 15. 1. 20. 4 That is, My

3 Heb. bloods.

husband.

k Jer. 4. 28. Joel 1. 10. Am. 8. 8. 5 That is, My lord. Isa. 11. 6-9. m Ex. 32. 7.

17 For I will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth, and they shall no more be remembered by their name. 18 And in that day will I make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground: and I will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the earth, and willo Ps. 46. 9. make them to lie down safely.

19 And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies.

20 I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the LORD.

Eze. 34. 25.

Deu. 9. 12. n Deu. 17. 12.

p Lev. 26. 5. Jer. 23. 6.

6 Heb. cut off. Isa. 5. 13. Ex. 19. 6. s Zech. 8. 12.

1 Sa. 2. 30.

Ps. 106. 20. Jer. 2. 11. u Lev. 6. 25, 26

& 10. 17. v Ps. 67. 6 & 85 12.

21 And it shall come to pass in that day, 'I will hear, saith the LORD, I will hear the heavens, and they shall hear the 7 Heb. lift up earth;

their soul to. w ch. 1. 4.

22 And the earth shall hear "the corn, and the wine, and the oil; and they shall 8 Heb. hear Jezreel.

23 And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and "I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and "I will say to them which were not my people,Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God.

CHAPTER 3

visit upon. Jer. 31. 27. Zech. 10. 9.

9 Heb. cause

to return.

y Ro. 9. 25.

z Lev. 26. 26. Mi. 6. 14.

a ch. 1. 9, 10. 1 Pe. 2. 10. b Zech. 13. 9.

Ki 11. 4. Jer. 2. 27 & 3. 9. Hab. 2. 19.

ch. 1. 2, 3.

THEN said the LORD unto me, dGol yet, love a woman beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of the LORD toward the children of Israel, who look to other gods, and love flagons 10 of wine.

2 So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, and for an homer of barley, and an 11 half homer of barley: 3 And I said unto her, Thou shalt jabide for me many days; thou shalt not play the harlot, and thou shalt not be for another man: so will I also be for thee.

4 For the children of Israel shall abide many days & without a king, and without

Eze. 21. 21.

g Jer. 3. 20. h Isa. 1. 29

& 57. 5, 7. Eze. 6. 13. 10 Heb. Ge. 35. 8. of grapes. 11 Heb. lethech. Deu. 21. 13. 12 Or, Shall I not, fc. k ch. 10. 3.

Am. 2. 9.

hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.

2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and 3 blood toucheth blood. 3 Therefore k shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.

4 Yet let no man strive, nor reprove another for "thy people are as "they that strive with the priest.

5 Therefore shalt thou fall in the day, and the prophet also shall fall with thee in the night, and I will 6 destroy thy mother.

6 My people are 6 destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that "thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

7 As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame.

8 They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity. 9 And there shall be, like people, like priest: and I will 8 punish them for their ways, and 9reward them their doings.

10 For they shall eat, and not have enough: they shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase: because they have left off to take heed to the LORD. 11 Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart.

12 My people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declareth unto them for the spirit of whoredoms hath caused them to err, and they have gone a whoring from under their God.

13 They sacrifice upon the tops of the mountains, and burn incense upon the hills, under oaks and poplars and elms, because the shadow thereof is good: therefore your daughters shall commit whoredom, and your spouses shall commit adultery.

14 121 will not punish your daughters when they commit whoredom, nor your spouses when they commit adultery: for themselves are separated with whores, and they sacrifice with harlots: therefore

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