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The coming of Chrift.

Chap. x, xl.

The refloration of Judah. e will smite her power in the sea; and the false dreams; they comfort in vain : therc. thall be devoured with fire.

tore they went their way as a flock, they s Ahkelon thall see it, and fear; Gaza alls were troubled, because there was no hepskal see it, and be very sorrowful, and Ekroa; herd. for her expectation thall be ashamed; and the 3 Mine anger was kindled againft the king thall perish from Gaza, and Aihkelon népherds, and i punished the goals: for the thall not be inhabited.

LORD of hofts hath visited his tiock the house 6 And a battard hall dwell in Athdod, and of Judah, and hath made them as his goodly will cut off the pride of the Philistines. horse in the battle,

7 And I will take away his blood out of 4 Out of hinı came forth the corner, out of his mouth, and his abominations from be. him the nail, out of him the Lattle bow, out tween his teeth: but he that remaineth, of him every oppressor together, even he, joall be for our God, and he ihali . And they thall be as mighty men, be as a governor in Judah, and Ékron asa Jebe which tread down their enemies in the mire uhite.

of the ftreets in the battle: and they thall 8 and I will encamp abcut mine house be. fight, because the LORD is with them, and cause of the army, because of him that the riders on horses thall be confounde s. palleth hy, and because of him that return- 6 And I will ftrengthen the house of Jue eth: and no oppreffor ihall pass through them dah, and I will save the house of Joseph, and any more: for now have I seen with mine ! will bring them again to place them; for 1 eyes.

have mercy upon them: and they thall be 99 Rejoice greatly, o daughter of Zion; as though I had not caft them off: for I thout, o daughter of Jerusalem: Behold, thy am the LORD their Goa, and will hear king cometh unto thee : he is jutt, and them. having salvation; lowly, and riding upon 7. And they of Ephraim Thall be like a an ais, and upon a colt the foal of an mighty man, and their heart thall rejoice as ars.

through wine: yea, their children thall see it 10 And I will cut off the chariot from and be glad; their heart thall rejoice in the Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and LORD. the battle bow thall be cut off : and he 8 I will hiss for them, and gather them, for thall speak peace unto the heathen: and his I have redeemned them and they Mall increase dominion foall be from sea even to sea, and as they have increased. from the river even to the ends of the 9 and I will row them among the people : earth.

and they shall remember me in far countries; 11 As for thee also, by the blond of thy co. and they thall live with their children, and venant I have sent forth thy prisoners out of turn again. the pit wherein is no water.

19 I will bring them again also out of the 12 Turn you to the Atrong hold, ye pri- land of Egypt, and gather them out of Ally. foners of hope : even to day do I declare tbat ria: and I will bring them into the land of I will render double unto thee;

Gilead and Lebanon ; and place thall not be 13 When I have bent Judah for me, filled found for them. the bow with Ephraim, and raised up thy 11 And he thall pass through the sea with fons, o Zion, against thy sons, O Greece, affliction, and thall smite the waves in the and made thee as the sword of a mighty sea, and all the deeps of the river hall dry man.

up: and the pride of Altyria shall be brought 14 And the LORD Mall be seen over them, down, and the sceptre of Egypt Thall depart and his arrow Thall go forth as the lighi- away. ning: and the Lord God thall blow the trum- 12 And I will strengthen them in the LORD; pet, and Mall go with whirlwinds of the and they shall walk up and down in his name, fouth.

saith the LORD. 15 The LORD of hofts shall defend them;

C H A P. XI. and they shall devour, and subdue with fling The defruction of Jerufalem. 4. Under the ftones; and they tail drink, and make a type of Lechariah is fewed Cbriff's care for noise as through wine ; and they shall be the stock, the Jews; and treir rejection for filled like bowls, and as the corners of the ingratitude and light eftimation of him. Is altar.

The type and curse of a foolis bepherd. 16 And the thorbehoir God bolesave them OPEKT doors no Lebanon, that the fire fall be as the itones of a crown, lifted up as 2 Howl, fir tree; for the cedar is fallen, an enlign upon his land.

because the mighty are spoiled: howl, o ye 19 For how great is his goodness, and how oaks of Baihan; for the forest of the vintage great is his beauty! corn thall make the is come down. young men cheerful, and new wine the 3. There is a voice of the howling of the maids.

thepherds ; for their glory is spoiled: a voice CHAP X.

of ihe roaring of young lions; for the price I God is to be sought unto, and not idols. 3 of Jordan is spoiled.

As he vifted hisslock for jiriso will be save 4 Thus faith the LORD my God; Fecd and restore them.

the Rock of the slaughter; Askare of the LORD pain in the time of the Ś Whose pofTetors Day them, and hold

latter rain; ! the LoXD Mall make themselves not guilty: and they that le!! yright clouds, and give them thowers of rain, them say, Bleried be the ORD; for I am o every one grass in the field.

rich: and their own Mepherds pity them 2 For the idols have spoken vanity, and not. he diviners have seen a lle, and have told 6 For I will no more pity the inhabitants

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The flaves, Beauty, and Bands. ZECHARIAH. The repentance of Jerufalem, of the land, saith the Lord: but, lo I will 5. And the governors of Judah thall say in celiver the men every one into his neighbour's their heart, The inhabitants of Jerusalem fcil hand, and into the hand of his king: and be my strength in the LORD of hosts their they mall (mite the land, and out of their God. hand I will not deliver them.

61 In that day will I make the governors 7 And I will teed the fock of Daughter, of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, even you, o poor of the flock. And I took and like a torch of fire in a theat; and they unto me two Haves; the one I called Beauty, thall devour all the people round about, on and the other I called Bands; and fed the the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem tock.

Thall be inhabited again in her own place, even 8 Three mepherds also I cut off in one in Jerusalem. month; and my soul lothed them, and their i The LORD also thall save the tents of Soul also abhorred me.

Judah firit, that the glory of the house of 9 Then said I, I will not feed you: that that David and the glory of the inhabitants of dieth, let it die; and that that is to be cut off, Jerusalem do not magnify themselves againit let it be cut ort; and let the rest eat every one judah. the flesh of another.

8 In that day thall the LORD defend the JO | And I took my faff, even Beauty, inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is and cat it asunder, that I might break my feeble among them at that day shall be as covenant which I had made with all the David; and the house of David ball be people.

as God, as the angel of the LORD before 11 And it was broken in that day: and so them. the poor of the dock that waited upon me 9 And it fall come to pass in that day, that knew that it was the word of the LORD. I will seek to dettroy all the nations that come

12 And I said unto them, if ye think good, againft Jerusalem. give wie my price ; and if not, forbear. So 10 | And I will pour upon the house of They weighet for my price thirty pieces of David, "and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, silver.

the spirit of grace, and of supplications : and 13 And the LORD said unto me, Caft it unto they thall look upon me whom they have the potter : a goodly price that I was prized at pierced, and they mall mourn for him, as of them. And I took the thirty pieces of fil. one mourneth for bis only son, and thall be ver, and cant them to the potier in the house of in bitterness for him, as cbe that is in bitter. the LORD.

ness for his firstborn. 14 Then I cut asunder mine other ftaff, even 11 In the day thall there be a great Bands, that I might break the brotherhood mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of between Judah and Israel.

Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon. 15 I And the LORD said unto me, Take 12 And the land thall mourn, every famlunio thee yet the inftruments of a foolish ly apart; the family of the house of David thepherd.

apart, and their wives apart; the family at 16 For, 10, I will raise up a shepherd in the the house of Nathan apart, and their wives land, which shall not visit those that be cut off, apart; neither shall seek the young one, nor heal that 13 The family of the house of Levi apart, that is broken, nor feed that that Nandeth and their wives apart; the family of Shemci #till: but he thall cat the Aeth of the fat, and apart, and their wives apart; tcar their claws in pieces.

14 'All the families that remain, every in 17 Woe to the idol thepherd that leaveth milý apart, and their wives apart. the Hock! the sword fall be upon his.arm,

CH. P. Xili. and upon his right eye: his arm ihall be clean i The fountain of purgation fuo fcru/dke. dried up, and his right eye. hall be utterly -2. The extirpation of idolatry and foljepse darkened.

phecy: 1. The death

of brift, and the last CHA P. XII. , Jerusalem a cup of trembling, and burden. In Chato dalle house of David and to the ice

ing of a third part after a severe trial. Tious rejtoring of Judah. 10 The repentance habitants of Jerusalem for sin and fer us. of Jerusalem.

cleanness. HE burden of word

come to pass in that day, The best rail the LORD, which hretcheth saith the Lord or hosts, that will automat forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation the names of the idols out of the land, and of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man they thall no more be remembered : and also I

will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit 2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of to pass out of the land. trembling unto all the people round about, 3 And it Mall come to pass, that when when they fhall be in the liege both againit any Mall yet prophesy, then his father and Judah and againft Jerusalem.

his mother that begat him mail say 13 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a unto him, Thou fare not live; for thu burdensome fone for all people: all that bure speakett lies in the name of tne LORD; den themselves with it thall be c:at in pieces, and his father and his brother that begat though all the people of the earth be gathered him thall chrust him through when he protogether againnt it.

phesiech. 4 In that day, faith the LORD, I will And it shall come to pass in that day, tha: smite every horse with attonith ment, and the prophets thail he ashamed esery one or his rider with madness: and I will open his vision, when he hath prophefiert; reitte mine eyes upon the boure of Judah, and shall they wsar 2 suuga garment to do will smite every tiorse of the people with ceive Lindaefs.

within him.

She coming of Coriji,

Chap. xlv.

and grace of his direc077. s But he thall say, I am no prophet, I am 9 And the CORD shall be king over all the SA husbandman; for man taught me to keep earth; in that day all there be one LORD, cattle from my youth.

and his name ore, 6 And one mall say unto him, What are 10 All the land Mall be turned as a plain there wounds in thine hands? Then he thall from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem: answer, Those with which I was wounded in and it shall be lifted up, and inhabited in hier the house of my friends.

place, from Benjamin's gate unto the place 7. Awake,' o sword, agaiof my thep. of the frit gate, unto the corner gate, and herd, and against the man that is my fel. from the tower of Hananeel uxto the king's low', faith the LORD of hoits: fmite the wine-greites. hepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered : 11 And men thall dnell in it, and there shall and I will turn mine hand upon the little be no more utter deittuction ; but Jerusalem ones.

thall be safely inhabited. 8 And it ihall come to pass, thar in all 12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein the LORD will smite all the people that have shall be cut off and die ; but the third thall be fought againft Jerusalem; Theil fict ihall lest therein.

corfume away while they fand upon their 9 And I will bring the third part througl. feet, and their eyes shall concione away in the fire, and will refine them as filver is re- their holes, and their tongue wall consume fined, and will try them as gold is tried: away in their mouth. they shall call on my name, and I will hear 13 And it shall come to pass in that day, them: I will say, It is my people; and they that a great tumult from the LORD thall be thall say, The LORD is my God.

among them; and they mall lay hold every CHA P. XIV.

one on the hand of his neighbour, and his * The destroyers of Jerufalem deftroyed. 4 neighbour.

hand shall rise up againft ihe hand of his The coming of Christ, and the graces of his

14 And Judah also shall fight at Jerus kingdom.

Salem; and the wealth of all the heathen and thy spoil thall be divided in the midit gold, and Gilver, and apparel, in great abun. of thee.

dance. 2 For I will gather all nations against

15 And ro mhall be the plague of the horse, Jerusalem to batile ;, and the city fall be of the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, taken, and the houses rifled, and the wo, and of all the beats that fall be in these tents, men ravished; and half of the city hall as this plague. go forth into captivity, and the residue 16 And it shall come to pass, that every of the people shall not be cut off from the one that is left of all the nations which city.

came againft Jerusalem shall even go up 3 Then mall the LORD go forth, and fight from year to year to worihip the King, the against those nations, as when he fought in the LORD of hofts, and to keep the feast of tab. day of battle.

ernacles. 4 ? And his feet shall stand in that day upon 17 And it shall be, that who will not the mount of Olives, which is before Jeru- come up of all the families of the earth falem on the eart, and the mount of Olives unto Jerusalem to worthip the King, the fhall cleave in the midst thereof toward the Lord of horts, even upon then shall be no east and toward the weft, and there ball be rain. a very great valley; and half of the moun. 18 And if the family of Egypt go not up tain thail remove towƏrd the north, and half and come not, that have no rain; there shall of it toward the south.

be the plague, wherewith the LORD will s and ye shall flee to the valley of the smite the heathen that come not up to keep mountains; for the valley of the mountains the feast of tabernacles. mall reach unto Azal: yea, ye thall fee, like 19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt, as ye Aed from before the earthquake in and the punishment of all nations that the days of Uzziah king of Judah : and the come not up to keep the feaft uf taber. LORD my God shall come, and all the saints nacles. with thee.

23 In that day shall there be upon the 6 And it mall come to pass in that day, bells of the horses, HOLINESSUNTO that the light Mall not be clear, nor dark: THE LORD; and the puts in the Lord's

7 But it shall be one day which thall be house malt be like the bowls before the known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but altar, it shall come to pass, that at evening time 21 Yea, every put in Jerusalem and in It thall be light.

Judah thall be holiness unto the LORD of 8 And it shall be in that day, that living hofts: and all they that facrifice thail waters thall go out from Jerusalem : half of come and take of them, and feethe there. them toward the former sea, and half of them in: and in that day there Niall be no more toward the hinder sca; in summer and in the Canaanite in the houle of the LORD o! winter tall it be,

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And ye say, Whereia have we despised thy many away from iniquity.
and ye fay, Wherein have we polluted thee? mouth: for he is the messenger of the LORD

7 Yeoffer polluted bread upon mine altar; ledge, and they should feek the law at he
In that ye fay, The table of the LORD is con- of hofts.
Is it not evil? and if ye offer the lame and have corrupted the covenant of Levi, laithe

8 And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, have caused many to stumble at the law;
tick, Is it pot evil? Offer it now unto thy LORD of hofts,
er accept thy person? faith the LORD of temptible and base before all the people,
he will be gracious unto us: this hath been

9 And now, I pray you, hereech God that have been partial in the law.
by your means: will be regard your persons? God created us? why do we deal treacherony
Saich the LORD of hosts.

Jo Who is there even among you that would the covenant of our fathers!
Thut the doors for nought neither do ye
kindle fire on mine aitar for nought. I have an abomination is committed in Ifrael and
no ploure in you, faith the LORD of hofts, in Jerusalem ; for Judah hath profaned the
neither will I accept an offering at your holiness of the LORD which he loved, and
hand.

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the fruit thereof, even his meat, is contemp- that he regardeth noć the offering any
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was torn, and the lame, and the fick; thus the wife

of thy youth, against whom thor ye brought an offering: Should I accept this of hait dealt treacheroutly': yet is the thy com your hand? faith the LORD.

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Elijah's coming and cfice. 16 For the LORD, the God of Israel, faith It And I will reduke the devourer for yoti: that he hateth putting away: for one covereth sakes, and he thall not destroy the fruiis of violence with his garment, faith the LORD of your ground; neither thall your vine cait hoits : therefore take heed to your fpirit, that her fruit before the time in the field, faith ye deal not treacheroully.

the LORD of hoits, . 17. Ye have wearied the LORD with your 12 And all nations thall call you blered: words. Yet ye ray, Wherein have we wearied for ye thall be a delightlome land, saith the bim? When ye ray, Every one that doeth evil LORD of hoits.. is good in the light of the LORD, and he de- 13 7 Your words have been ftout againn lighteth in them; Or, Where is the God of me, faith the LORD. Yet ye say, What lave judgment?

we spoken so much again, thee! CHA P. III.

14 Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: 1 Ofibe me lenger, majesty, and grace of Chrift. and, what profit

is it that we have kept his 7 of the rebellion, 8 lacrilege, 13 and infic ordinance, and that we have walked mourn. aelity of the people. 16. The promije of bles- fully, before the LORD

of hosts? Ang 12 chem that fear God.

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Thall prepare the way before me, and the up; yea, they that tempt God are even de LORD, whom ye seek, mali suddenly come to livered. his teniple, even the messenger of the cove- 16 Then they that feared the LORD vant, whom ye delight in: behold, he mall spake often one to another and the LORD come, faith the LORD of hofts.

hearkenes, and heard it, and a book of rem 2 But who may abide the day of his com- membrance was written betore him for them ing! and, Who thall fand when he appeareth! that feared the LORD, and that thought upon for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fuller's his name: soap:

17 And they shall be mine, faith the LORD 3 And he fall fit as a refiner and purifier of hofts, in that day when I inake up my of silver: and he shall purify the Sons of Levi, jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth and purge them as gold and silver, that they his own son that serveth him. may ofter unto the LORD an offering in righ. 18 Then thall ye return, and discern be. teousness. 4 Then mall the offering of Judah and Je- him that terveth God and him that serveth'

tween the righteoris and the wicked, between rusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, as in the him not. 1 days of old, and as in former years. "Ś And I will come near to you to judgment; 1 God's judgment on the wicked, 2 and his

CHA P. IV. and I will be a swift witness againit the for cerers, and against the adulterers, and against

bieling on the good: ; be tolici 5 of Elijab's false swearers, and against thote that oppress

coming. catherlels, and that turn ahide the stranger Forstbehold, the day, cometh, that fall

Surn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, 115m bis risbi, and fear not me, faith the LORD and all that do wickedly, hall be cubble ; of hotts.

and the day that cometh Thall burn them up. 6. For I am the LOPD, I change not; faith the LORD of hoits, that it mall loaie therefore ye sons of Jacob are not conthem licither root nor branch. fumed.

2 But into you that fear my name mall 7 9 Even from the days of your fathers the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in ye are gone away from mine ordinances, bis wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up. and have not kept them. Return unto me, ascalves of the tall. and I will return unto you, faith the LORD, 3 Andye 0:all tread down the wicked ; fng

horts. But ye said, wherein hall we they thall be a:hes under the soles of your teet return!

in the day that I shall Jo ibis, saith the LORD 8 9 Will a man roh God! yet ye have of hofts. robhed me. But we say, wherein have we 4 I Remember ye the law of Moses my sobbed thee? In titlies and offerings.

servant, which I commanded unto him in Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have Horeb for all Ifrael, with the ftatutes and robbed me, even this whole nation.

judgments. 10 Bring ye all the tithes into the fore- 5 Behold, I will send you Elijah h pro. house, that there may be meat in mine house, phet before the coming of the great and dread. and prove me now herewith, faith the LoxD ful day of the Lorn: of horts, if I will not open you the windows 6 And he shall turn the heart of the fa. of hcayen, and pour you out a bleffing, thers to the children, and the art of the that there fait not roon enough to re- children to their fathers, les I come eng ceive it,

Smite the earth with a curse,

THE END OF THE PROPHETS.

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