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TIIJE BOOK OF THE PROPHET

ISAIAH.

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CHAPTER T. 1 Lmiah eomplnineth of Jitdah for her rebellion. H lie lamenteth her judgment*. 10 lie uphraideth their whole nrrriee. lfi He ejhorteth to repentance, with promise* and threatening". 21 Iletrailing their wick' ednees, he denounceth tlod'x judgment*. 25 He promieeth graee, 28 and threateneth destruction to the wicked.

THE 1 vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judali and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jothain, Ahaz, and Hczekiah, kings of Judah.

2 bHear, 0 heavens, and give ear, 0 earth: for the Lord hath spoken; CI have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.

3 11 The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel e doth not know, my people 'doth not consider.

4 Ah sinful nation, a people tladen with iniquity, fa seed of evil doers, children that arc corrupters: they have forsaken the Lord, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are tgoue away backward.

5 If hWhy should ye be stricken anymore? ye will "t revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

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

7 kYour country is desolate, your cities are burned witli fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, tas overthrown by strangers.

8 And the daughter of Zion is left 'as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, mas a besieged city.

9 "Except the Lord of hosts had left unto us a very small

remnant, we should have been as 0 Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah.

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

11 To what purpose is the multitude of your 1 sacrifices unto j me? saith the Lord: I am full! of the burnt offerings of rams, j and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of the goats.

12 When yc come t'to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?

13 Bring no more 'vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, < the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is I iniquity, even the solemn meeting.

14 Tour "new moons and your 'appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; y I am weary to bear them.

15 And »when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you; ayca, when ye tmake many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of ft blood.

16 1 cWash yc, make yon clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; d cease to do evil;

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

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

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

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

21 1 'How is the faithful city become a harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.

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

23 1 Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: "every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they "judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.

24 Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the Mighty One of Israel, Ah, Pi will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies.

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

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

27 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and I her converts with righteousness.

28 IT And the 't destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be together, and they that forsake the Loud shall be consumed.

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

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

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

CHAPTER II.

1 Isaiah prophesieth the coming of Christ's kingdom. 6 Wick-eilness is the cause of (loiFs forsaking. ]0 lie ejhortcth to fear, because of the powerful effects of God's majesty.

THE word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. 2 And > it shall come to pass b in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be I established in the top of the

mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; dand all nations shall flow unto it.

3 And many people shall go and say, • Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: 'for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning- hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

5 O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us 1 walk in the light of the Lord.

0 t Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob, because they be replenished Ik from the east, and innr soothsayers like the Philistines, raand they ll please themselves in the children of strangers.

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

8 Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made:

9 And the mean man bowcth down, and the great man 1mmbleth himself: therefore forgive them not.

10 If p Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty.

11 The i lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down; and the Lord alone shall be exalted rin that day.

12 For the day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:

13 And upon all "the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan,

14 And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up,

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15 And upon every high tower, and upon every feneed wall,

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

17 »And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low; and the Lord alone shall be exalted 1 in that day.

18 And I the idols he shall utterly abolish.

19 And they shall go into the "holes of the rocks, and into the caves of tthe earth, "for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth °to shake terribly the earth.

20 cIn that day a man shall east t his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, I which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats;

21 "To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, efor fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

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

CHAPTER III.

1 T7ir great cot\ftmnn which cometh by sin. 9 The impwlency of the people. 12 The oppression and covetowness of the rulers. V> The garments which shall be for the pride of the women.

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

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

3 The captain of fifty, and tthe honourable man, and the counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and the I eloquent orator.

4 And I will give d children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.

5 And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself

I proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honoura1 ble.

j 6 When a man shall take hold I of his brother of the house of

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his father, saying, Thou clothing, be thou our ruler, and let this ruin be under thy hand:

7 In that day shall be t swear, saying, I will not be a thealer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing: make me not a ruler of the people.

8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the Lord, to provoke the eyes of his glory.

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

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

11 Woe unto the wicked! 'it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be t given him.

12 If As for my people, k chil-!«*er. *. dren are their oppressors, and i women rule over them. O my people, 11 they which lead thee hcb.9. is. cause thee to err, and t destroy I I or, they

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13 The Lord standeth up °>to plead, and standeth to judge the! people.

14 The Lord will enter into [ judgment with the ancients of his people, and the princes | thereof: for ye have II eaten up | "the vineyard; the spoil of the; poor is in your houses.

15 What 'mean ye that ye ° beat my people to pieces, and grind; the faces of the poor? saith the Lord God of hosts.

1C If Moreover the Lord saith, j Because the daughters of Zion j are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and t wanton eyes, walking and I mincing ax they go, and making a tinkling with their feet:

if Therefore the Lord will I smite with Pa scab the crown , of the head of the daughters of | Zion, and the Lord will tqdis-1 cover their secret parts.

18 In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their I cauls, and their r round tires like the moon, I 'jud,.8.2i.

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19 The II chains, and the bracelets, and the I mufflers,

30 The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the t tablets, and the earrings,

21 The rings, and nose jewels,

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

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

24 And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of well set hair "baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty.

25 Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy t mighty in the war.

26 *And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being Btdesolate "shall sit upon the ground.

CHAPTER IV.

In the extremity of evils, Christ's kingdom shall be a sanctuary.

AND "in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will beat our own bread, and wear our own apparel; only tlet us be called by thy name, 1 to take away c our reproach.

2 In that day shall11 the branch of the Lord be tbeautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely tfor them that are escaped of Israel.

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

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

5 And the Lord will create upon every dwellingplace of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, ha cloud and smoke by day, and 1 the shining of a flaming fire by night: for I upon all the glory shall be t a defence.

6 And there shall be a taber

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

CHAPTER V.

1 Under the parable of a vineyard God excuseth his severe judgment. 8 His judgments upon covetousness, 11 upon lascivtowmett, 13 upon impiety, 20 and upon in/'ustice. 26 The executioners of God's judgments.

NOW will I sing to my well beloved a song of my beloved touching "his vineyard. My well beloved hath a vineyard in t a very fruitful hill:

2 And he 1 fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof and I planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also tmade a winepress therein: band he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.

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

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

5 And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: dI will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be t trodden down:

6 And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.

7 For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah this pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold t oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.

8 1 Woe unto them that join "house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that tthey may be placed alone in the midst of the earth!

9 f I In mine ears said the Lord of hosts, t Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, even great and fair, without inhabitant.

10 Yea, ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and the

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

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

13 K 'Therefore my people are gone into captivity, ""because they have no knowledge: and t their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.

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

15 And "the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled:

16 But the Lord of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and ItGod that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.

17 Then shall the lambs feed after their manner, and the waste places of "the fat ones shall strangers cat.

18 Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:

19 PThat say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!

20 1 Woe unto them t that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

21 Woe unto litem that are iwise in their own eyes, and prudent t in their own sight!

22 'Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:

23 Which "justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

voureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so "their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the Lord of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

25 1 Therefore is the anger of the Lord kindled against his people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them: and i the hills did tremble, and their carcasses were I torn in the midst of the streets. "Tor all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

26 If "And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will bhiss unto them from cthe end of the earth: and, behold, J they shall come with speed swiftly:

27 None shall be weary nor stumble among them; none shall slumber nor sleep; neither 'shall the girdle of their loins be loosed, nor the latchet of their shoes be broken:

28 f Whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent, their horses' hoofs shall he counted like flint, and their wheels like a whirlwind:

29 Their roaring shall be like a lion, they shall roar like young lions; yea, they shall roar, and lay hold of the prey, and shall carry it away safe, and none shall deliver it

30 And in flint day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea: and if one, slook unto the land, behold darkness and I sorrow; laud the light is darkened in the heavens thereof.

CHAPTER VI.

1 Isaiah, in a virion of the Lord in his glory, b bring terrified, in confirmed for his message. 9 He sheirelh the obstinacy qf the j}eople unto their desolation. 13 A remnant shall be saved.

IN the year that "king Uzziah died I 11 saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and this train filled the temple.

2 Above it stood the seraphim: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and 'with twain he covered his feet,

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