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The Lord's terrible army.

be any more after it, even to the years lof many generations.

3 A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them. 4 The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run.

5 Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.

6 Before their face the people shall be much pained: 9all faces shall gather 3 blackness.

7 They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks:

8 Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded.·

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Jer. 5. 24. Heb. according to right

Hos. 6. 3.

eousness.

ch.31.

k 16.

m Mt. 24. 29.

ch. 1. 4.

o Nu. 24. 23. Mal. 3. 2.

1 Sa, 7. 3. Hos. 12. 6. q Isa. 49. 23. ver. 27.

9 They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall P Deu. 4. 30. climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like thief. 10 The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining:

11 And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it? 12 Therefore also now, saith the LORD, Pturn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:

13 And 'rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

14 Who knoweth if he will return and repent, and leave "a blessing behind him; even ba meat offering and a drink offering unto the LORD your God? 15 Blow the trumpet in Zion, dsanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly: 16 Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.

17 Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O LORD, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God? 18 Then will the LORD be jealous for his land, and pity his people.

r1 Sa. 7. 6.

8 Lev. 26.11, 12. Hos. 11. 9.

t Ps. 34. 18. Isa. 45. 5. Eze. 39. 22. v Jon. 4. 2. Na. 1. 3.

Ac. 2. 17-21. Isa. 44. 3. Eze. 39, 29. Zech. 12. 10. y Am. 5. 15. Jon. 3. 9.

z Isa. 51. 13.

a Isa. 65. 8.

Hag. 2 19. Mal. 3. 10. ch. 1. 9, 13 e ver. 1.

d ch. 1. 14.

Ex. 19. 10, 22. ƒ Lk. 21. 11. 1 Co. 7. 5. ver. 10.

i Rev. 6. 12.

Mal. 4. 5. k ver. 11. Eze. 8. 16. Mt. 23, 35.

m Ro. 10. 13. 7 Or, use a by

word against. n Isa. 46. 13 & 59. 20. Ob. 17.

Ex. 32. 11, 12.

Deu. 9. 26-29.
Ps. 42. 3.

Isa. 1. 9

& 10. 21
& 11. 11, 16.
Jer. 31. 7.
Mi. 4. 7

& 5. 3, 7, 8
& 7. 18.
Zech.8. 6, 12.

His mercy towards his people.

19 Yea, the LORD will answer and say unto his people, Behold, I will send you acorn, and wine, and oil, and ye shall be satisfied therewith: and I will no more make you a reproach among the heathen:

20 But I will remove far off from you d the northern army, and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink shall come up, and his ill savour shall come up, because he 2hath done great things.

21 Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the LORD 2 will do great things.

22 Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength.

23 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you 5the former rain 6 moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.

24 And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the fats shall overflow with wine and oil.

25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, "the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.

26 And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.

27 And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that "I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.

28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:

29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.

30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.

31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.

32 And it shall come to pass, that m whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for "in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.

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FOR, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again a Jer. 30. 3. the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,

Eze. 38. 14.

b2 Ch. 20. 26. Zeph. 3. 8. Zec. 14. 2-4. Ps. 96. 13.

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2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with themd there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land. 3 And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for all and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink. 4 Yea, and what have ye to do with me, KO Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts of Palestine? will ye render me a recompence? and if ye recompense me, swiftly and speedily will I return your recompence upon your own head;

Isa. 2. 4.
Mi. 4. 3.

Isa. 66, 16.

Eze. 38. 22.

Rev. 14. 15. 7 Rev. 14. 18...

h Ob. 11.

Na. 3. 10. i ver. 2, 12. 20r, concision, or, threshing.

ch. 2. 10.

Ain. 1. 9. 3 Heb. place of repair,

or, harbour.

on the heathen.

ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD.

12 Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about.

13 Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great.

14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of 2 decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.

15 The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.

16 The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the 3hope of his

of Israel.

5 Because lye have taken my silver and 2Ch. 21. 16... people, and the strength of the children my gold, and have carried into your temples my goodly pleasant things: 6 The children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem have ye sold unto 5 the Grecians, that ye might remove them far from their border.

7 Behold, I will raise them out of the place whither ye have sold them, and will return your recompence upon your own head:

8 And I will sell your sons and your daughters into the hand of the children of Judah, and they shall sell them to the Sabeans, to a people far off: for the LORD hath spoken it.

4 Heb.
desirable.
m ch. 2. 27.
n Ob. 16.
Zech. 8. 3.
5 Heb. the
sons of the
Grecians.
6 Heb.
holiness.

o Isa. 35. 8.
Na 1. 15.

Zech. 14. 21.
Rev. 21. 27
& 22. 15.

I. 2. 11.
Eze. 47. 1.

Heb. go.

Nu. 25. 1.

Eze. 25. 12. 8 Heb.

9 Proclaim ye this among the Gen-Jer. 49. 8, 17. tiles; 8 Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up:

10 Beat your plowshares into swords, and your 10 pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.

11 Assemble yourselves, and come, all

CHAPTER 1

Sanctify 9 Or, abide. Isa. 2. 4

10 Or, scythes. 11 Or, even I the LORD that.

17" So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, "my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be 6 holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more.

18 And it shall come to pass Pin that day, that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall 7 flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall 7 flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the LORD, and shall water the valley of Shittim. 19 Egypt shall be a desolation, and "Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land.

20 But Judah shall 9dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation. 21 For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the LORD dwelleth in Zion.

AMOS.

THE words of Amos, who was among saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel, two years before the earthquake. 2 And he said, The LORD will roar from Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the habitations of the shepherds shall mourn, and the top of Carmel shall wither.

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3 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Damascus, 4and for four, I will not 5turn away the pun-jver. 6, 9, 11, ishment thereof; because they have threshed "Gilead with threshing instruments of iron:

13.

ch. 2. 1, 4, 6.
k ver. 9.
Isa. 17. 1.
4 Or, yea, for four. 5 Or, convert it, or, let it be quiet.

4 But I will send a fire into the house of "Hazael, which shall devour the palaces of "Ben-hadad.

5 I will break also d the bar of Damascus, and cut off the inhabitant from the plain of Aven, and him that holdeth the sceptre from 2 the house of Eden: and the people of Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir, saith the LORD.

6 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Gaza, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they carried 3 away captive the whole captivity, kto deliver them up to Edom:

7 But I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza, which shall devour the palaces thereof:

8 And I will cut off the inhabitant

m 2 KL. 13. 7. n 2 Ki. 10. 33,

Sins of Tyrus, Edom, Ammon, AMOS 1

b Lam. 2. 10.

Jer. 47. 4 1 Or, young

from "Ashdod, and him that holdetha1 Sa. 5. 1. the sceptre from Ashkelon, and I will turn mine hand against Ekron: and "the remnant of the Philistines shall perish, saith the Lord GOD.

9 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of d Tyrus, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; f because they delivered up the whole captivity to Edom, and remembered not 3 the brotherly covenant:

10 But I will send a fire on the wall of Tyrus, which shall devour the palaces thereof.

11 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Edom, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because he did pursue his brother with the sword, and did cast off all pity, and his anger did tear perpetually, and he kept his wrath for ever:

12 But I will send a fire upon Teman, which shall devour the palaces of Bozrah. 13 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of the children of "Ammon, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because "they have ripped up the women with child of Gilead, that they might enlarge their border:

14 But I will kindle a fire in the wall of Rabbah, and it shall devour the palaces thereof, with shouting in the day of battle, with a tempest in the day of the whirlwind:

15 And their king shall go into captivity, he and his princes together, saith the LORD.

CHAPTER 2

THUS saith the LORD: For three transgressions of Moab, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; "because he burned the bones of the king of Edom into lime: 2 But I will send a fire upon Moab, and it shall devour the palaces of Kirioth: and Moab shall die with tumult, with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet:

woman.

d Joel 3. 4.
e Ex. 22. 26.

2 or, such as
have fined,
or, mulcted.

fver. 6.

g Nu. 21. 21-25.
Jos. 21. 8.
3 Heb, the
covenant of
brethren.

2 Sa. 5. 11.
1 Ki. 5. 1.

Ex. 12. 51.
ch. 3. 1.
i Ps. 137. 7.

Jer. 27. 3. 4 Heb. corj Ge. 27. 41. rupted his compassions.

Nu. 6. 2. Lam. 4. 7. I Nu. 6. 3.

Jer. 49. 1.

Zeph. 2. 8, 9.

5 Or, I will

press your place, as a cart full of sheaves presseth. Hos. 13. 16.

6 Or, divided the mountains.

P

ch. 9. 1. Ecc. 9. 11. 7 Heb. his soul, or, life. ver. 15.

9 Eze. 21. 20. r Ps. 33. 17. 8 Heb. strong of his heart.

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ch. 1. 3.
ch. 1. 1

& 2. 4, 6.
ch. 2. 10.

2 Ki. 3. 27. w Deu. 7. 6.

Ps. 147.19, 20. r Eze. 9. 6. Dan. 9. 12. Mt. 10. 15. Lk. 12. 47. Ko. 2. 9.

1 Pe. 4. 17.

visit upon. 10 Heb. give forth his voice.

3 And I will cut off the judge from the midst thereof, and will slay all the 9 Heb. princes thereof with him, saith the LORD. 4 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Judah, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have despised the law of the LORD, and have not kept his commandments, and their lies caused them to err, "after the which their fathers have walked:

5 But I will send a fire upon Judah, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem.

y Lev. 26. 14...

Neh. 1. 7.
Dan. 9. 11.

11 Or, run

together? Isa. 45. 7. a Eze. 20.18,30. 12 Or, shall not

the LORD do somewhat? b Ge. 6. 13

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Moab, Judah and Israel.

7 That pant after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and turn aside the way of the meek: and a man and his father will go in unto the same maid, to profane my holy name:

8 And they lay themselves down upon clothes laid to pledge by every altar, and they drink the wine of 2 the condemned in the house of their god.

9¶ Yet destroyed I the Amorite before them, whose height was like the height of the cedars, and he was strong as the oaks; yet I destroyed his fruit from above, and his roots from beneath.

10 Also I brought you up from the land of Egypt, and led you forty years through the wilderness, to possess the land of the Amorite.

11 And I raised up of your sons for prophets, and of your young men for Nazarites. Is it not even thus, O ye children of Israel? saith the LORD. 12 But ye gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and commanded the prophets, saying, Prophesy not.

13 Behold, I am pressed under you, as a cart is pressed that is full of sheaves. 14 Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, and the strong shall not strengthen his force, neither shall the mighty deliver 7 himself:

15 Neither shall he stand that handleth the bow; and he that is swift of foot shall not deliver himself: "neither shall he that rideth the horse deliver himself.

16 And he that is 8 courageous among the mighty shall flee away naked in that day, saith the LORD.

CHAPTER 3

TEAR this word that the LORD hath HE spoken against you, O children of Israel, against the whole family which I brought up from the land of Egypt, saying,

2 You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will 9 punish you for all your iniquities.

3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

4 Will a lion roar in the forest, when he hath no prey? will a young lion 10 cry out of his den, if he have taken nothing?

5 Can a bird fall in a snare upon the earth, where no gin is for him? shall one take up a snare from the earth, and have taken nothing at all?

6 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not 11 be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and 12 the LORD hath not done it!

7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.

8 The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy ?

9 Publish in the palaces at Ashdod, and in the palaces in the land of Egypt,

Israel reproved, and exhorted

AMOS 8

a Jer. 23. 13. ver. 12

and say, Assemble yourselves upon the mountains of "Samaria, and behold the 1 Or, the great tumults in the midst thereof, and the 2oppressed in the midst thereof.

10 For they know not to do right, saith the LORD, who store up violence and 3robbery in their palaces.

11 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; An adversary there shall be even round about the land; and he shall bring down thy strength from thee, and thy palaces shall be spoiled.

12 Thus saith the LORD; As the shepherd 6 taketh out of the mouth of the lion two legs, or a piece of an ear; so shall the children of Israel be taken out that dwell in Samaria in the corner of a bed, and 7in Damascus in a couch.

13 Hear ye, and testify in the house of Jacob, saith the Lord GOD, the God of hosts,

14 That in the day that I shall 8 visit the transgressions of Israel upon him I will also visit the altars of 9 Beth-el: and the horns of the altar shall be cut off, and fall to the ground.

15 And I will smite k the winter house with the summer house; and the houses of ivory shall perish, and the great houses shall have an end, saith the LORD.

CHAPTER 4

Haare in the mountain of SaTEAR this word, "ye kine of Bashan,

maria, which Poppress the poor, which crush the needy, which say to their masters, Bring, and let us drink. 2 The Lord GOD hath sworn by his holiness, that, lo, the days shall come upon you, that he will take you away with hooks, and your posterity with fishhooks. 3 And ye shall go out at the breaches, every cow at that which is before her; and ye shall 10 cast them into the palace, saith the LORD.

41 Come to "Beth-el, and transgress; at Gilgal multiply transgression; and bring your sacrifices every morning, and your tithes after 11 three years:

multitude
of your
gardens, fo.
did the
palmerworm,

&c.
2 Or,
oppressions.
Joel 1.
3 Or, spoil.
4 or,

in the way.
Ex. 12. 29.

5 Heb. with the
captivity of
your horses,
e2 Ki. 13. 7.
6 Heb.
delivereth.

d Isa. 13. 19. e Zech. 3. 2 Jude 23.

7 Or, on the bed's feet. 8 Or, punish Israel for. 1 Ki. 13. 1... Hos. 10. 15 & 12. 4. ch. 4. 4 & 5. 5, 6.

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Or, spirit.
Ps. 130. 2.

Dan. 2. 22, 28. i2 Ki. 23. 15. jch. 5. 8 & 8. 9.

k

1 Ki. 2. 9. Jer. 36. 22.

Jer. 10. 16. Pa 22, 12. o ch. 6. 1. P Hos. 5. 11.

10

Isa. 47. 1. Is. 33, 23. Ps. 89. 35. 10 Or, cast away the things of the palace. u ch. 3. 14. v ch. 4. 4.

t Jer. 16. 16.

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Hos. 4. 15. 2 Ki. 23. 8.

ch. 8. 14.

y Deu, 14. 28 & 26 12.

three years of days.

5 And 12 offer a sacrifice of thanks-1 Heb. giving with leaven, and proclaim and publish the free offerings: for 13 this liketh you, O ye children of Israel, 12 Heb, offer saith the Lord GOD.

6 And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and want of bread in all your places: dyet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD. 7 And also I have withholden the raine from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused it not to rain upon another city: one piece was rained upon, and the piece whereupon it rained not withered.

by burning. z Lev. 7. 13. a Lev. 23. 17.

6 Ex. 35. 24.

Lev 22. 18,21. 13 Heb. ch. 6. 12. so ye love. d ver. 8-11. Hag. 2. 17. Job 9. 9 & 38. 31. f Job 24. 17.

Jer. 3 3.

h ch. 8. 9.

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to seek the Lord.

9 I have smitten you with blasting and mildew: when your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees increased, the palmerworm devoured them: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.

10 I have sent among you the pestilence 4after the manner of Egypt: your young men have I slain with the sword, 5and

have taken away your horses; and I have made the stink of your camps to come up unto your nostrils: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.

11 I have overthrown some of you, das God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the burning: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.

12 Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.

13 For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the 9 wind, and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, "The LORD, The God of hosts, is his name.

HE

CHAPTER 5

EAR ye this word which I take up against you, even a lamentation, O house of Israel.

2 The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise: she "is forsaken upon her land; there is none to raise her up. 3 For thus saith the Lord GOD; The city that went out by a thousand shall leave an hundred, and that which went forth by an hundred shall leave ten, to the house of Israel.

4 For thus saith the LORD unto the house of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye shall live:

5 But seek not "Beth-el, nor enter into "Gilgal, and pass not to Beer-sheba: for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Beth-el shall come to nought.

6 Seek the LORD, and ye shall live; lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and devour it, and there be none to quench it in Beth-el.

7 Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth,

8 Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name:

9 That strengtheneth the 14 spoiled against the strong, so that the 14spoiled shall come against the fortress.

10 They hate him that rebuketh in the gate, and they abhor him that speaketh uprightly.

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12 For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins: they afflict 2 Ki. 18. 34. the just, they take 3a bribe, and they fturn aside the poor in the gate from their right.

d Na. 3. 8. e Eze. 12. 27. ch. 9. 10. 3 Or,

a ransom.

4 Or,

6

habitation.

ch. 2. 7.

5 Or, abound with Or, quaver. superfluities. 9 Mi. 3. 11. h1 Ch. 23. 5. 2 Ch. 29. 26. 7 Or, in bowls

13 Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time. 14 Seek good, and not evil, that ye mayf Isa. 29. 21. live and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken. 15 Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph. 16 Therefore the LORD, the God of hosts, the Lord, saith thus; Wailing shall be in all streets; and they shall say in all the highways, Alas! alas! and they shall call the husbandman to mourning, and such as are skilful of lamentation to wailing.

17 And in all vineyards shall be wailing: for I will pass through thee, saith the LORD.

18 Woe unto you that desire "the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? "the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.

of wine.

i Zeph. 2. 7. 8 Heb. breach. ch. 7. 11, 17. k Jer. 51. 14. He. 6. 13, 17. / Ps. 47. 4. Eze. 24. 21. ch. 8. 7.

m Ex. 12. 12.

9

Na. 1. 12.

Heb.

the fulness thereof. Joel 1. 15 19 As if a man did flee from a lion, and & 2. 1, 11, 31 & 3. 14. a bear met him; or went into the house, o Joel 2. 2. and leaned his hand on the wall, and ap1 Sa. 31. 12. serpent bit him. q Ps. 128. 3.

20 Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?

10 Or, they

will not,

or, have not. Isa. 1. 14.

Mal. 1. 10.

21 "I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn 11 Or, your

assemblies.

22 Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will not accept them; neither will I regard the 13 peace offerings of your fat beasts. 23 Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.

holy days. 12 Or, droppings. Hos. 8, 13. tch. 5. 7.

13 Or, thank offerings. Lev. 3. 1, 6, &c.

u Hos. 10. 4.

24 But let judgment 14run down as 14 Heb. roll. waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.

25 Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel?

26 But ye have borne 16 the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.

v Deu. 33. 17. 1 Ki. 22 11 w Deu. 32. 17.

Eze. 20.16,24 Ac. 7. 12, 43.

1 Ki, 8. 65. 2 Ki. 14. 25.

15 Or, valley. 16 Or, Siceuth your king.

y 1 Ki. 11. 7. z ver. 4, 7.

27 Therefore will I cause you to go into 17 Or, green captivity beyond Damascus, saith the LORD, whose name is "The God of hosts.

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worms.

a ver. 14.

6 ch. 4. 1. Zeph. 1. 12. Lk. 6. 21.

18 or,

are secure.

Woe to them at ease.

of Samaria, which are named 1 chief of the nations, to whom the house of Israel came !

2 Pass ye unto Calneh, and see; and from thence go ye to Hamath the great: then go down to Gath of the Philistines: d be they better than these kingdoms? or their border greater than your border? 3 Ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near;

4 That lie upon beds of ivory, and 5 stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the stall; 5 That 6 chant to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves instruments of musick, like David;

6 That drink 7 wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments: but they are not grieved for the 8 affliction of Joseph.

7 Therefore now j shall they go captive with the first that go captive, and the banquet of them that stretched themselves shall be removed.

8 The Lord GOD hath sworn by himself, saith the LORD the God of hosts, I abhor the excellency of Jacob, and hate his palaces: therefore will I deliver up the city with all 9that is therein.

9 And it shall come to pass, if there remain ten men in one house, that they shall die.

10 And a man's uncle shall take him up, and he that Pburneth him, to bring out the bones out of the house, and shall say unto him that is by the sides of the house, Is there yet any with thee? and he shall say, No. Then shall he say, Hold thy tongue: for 10 we may not make mention of the name of the LORD.

11 For, behold, the LORD commandeth, and he will smite the great house with 12 breaches, and the little house with clefts.

12 Shall horses run upon the rock? will one plow there with oxen? for ye have turned judgment into gall, and the fruit of righteousness into hemlock: 13 Ye which rejoice in a thing of nought, which say, Have we not taken to us horns by our own strength?

14 But, behold, I will raise up against you a nation, O house of Israel, saith the LORD the God of hosts; and they shall afflict you from the entering in of He math unto the 15 river of the wilderness.

CHAPTER 7

THUS hath the Lord GOD shewed

the, behold, he formed 17 grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, lo, it was the latter growth after the king's mowings.

2 And it came to pass, that when they had made an end of eating the grass of the land, then I said, O Lord GOD,

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