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3 And t one cried unto another, and said, dHoly, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: t e the whole earth is full of his glory.

4 And the posts of the tdoor moved at the voice of him that cried, and 'the house was filled with smoke.

5 If <r Then said I, Woe is me! for I am tundone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lohd of hosts.

6 Then flew one of the seraphim unto me, t having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off hthe altar:

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eh. 63. 17.

■ Jer. 5. 21.

■ Mic. 3. 12.

t Heb. detotate with desolation.

V 8 Kings 25. IL

. mouth, and said, Lo, this hath (j(our*. touched thy lips; and thine inOatJa.it. i iquity is taken away, and thy j sin purged.

J 8 Also'I heard the voice of the Lord, saying. Whom shall I send, and who will go for kus? Then said I, t Here am I; send me.

9 1 And he said, Go, and tell this people, 'Hear ye 11 indeed, but understand not; and see ye t indeed, but perceive not.

10 Make ""the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; "lest they see with their eyes, and

. hear with their ears, and unK.'.VT' 1 del-stand with their heart, and »Heb. convert, and be healed.

-"r"nTm' 11 Thun said Lord> how long? And he answered, "Until the'cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be t utterly desolate,

| 13 PAud the Lord have rej moved men far away, and there | be a great forsaking in the midst of the land. IOr.iete.it | 13 1 But yet in it shall be a it rrrurarrf, I tenth, I and it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree.

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Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the son of Kcmaliah, king of Israel, went np toward Jerusalem to war against it, but could not prevail against it.

2 And it was told the house of David, saying, Syria tis confederate with Ephraim. And his heart was moved, and the heart of his people, as the trees of the wood are moved with the wind.

3 Then said the Lord unto Isaiah, Go forth now to meet Ahaz, thou, band I Shear-jashub thy son, at the end of the c conduit of the upper pool, in the I highway of the fuller's field;

4 And say unto him, Take heed, and be quiet; fear not, tneither be fainthearted for the two tails of these smoking firebrands, for the fierce anger of Rezin witli Syria, aud of the son of Remaliah.

5 Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have taken evil counsel against thee, saying,

6 Let us go up against Judah, and I vex it, and let us make a breach therein for us, and set a king in the midst of it, even, the son of Tabeal:

7 Thus saith the Lord God, * It shall not stand, neither shall it come to pass.

8 'For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rezin; and within threescore and five years shall Ephraim be broken, tthat it be not a people.

9 And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is Remaliah's son. 'IIf yc will not believe, surely ye shall not be established.

10 1 t Moreover the Lord spake again unto Ahaz, saying,

11 tAsk thee a sign of the Lord thy God; I ask it either in the depth, or in the height above.

12 But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt the Lord,

13 And he said, near ye now, O house of David; Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also?

14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; "Behold,

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a virgin shall conceive, and bear 'a son, and I shall call his name kImmanuel.

15 Butter and honey 6hall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

16 'For before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of m both her kings.

17 H "The Lord shall bring upon thee, and upon thy people, and upon thy father's house, days that have not come, from the day that Ephraim departed from Judah; even the king of Assyria.

18 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord r shall hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of

! Egypt, and for the bee that is in the' land of Assyria.

I 19 And they shall come, and shall rest all of them in the desolate valleys, and in i the holes of the rocks, and upon all thorns, and upon all I bushes.

20 In the same day shall the Lord shave with 'a rrazor that is hired, namely^ by them beyond the river, by the king of Assyria, the head, and the hair of the feet: and it shall also consume the beard.

21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall nourish a young cow and two

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then, in the midst of the land.

I 22 And it shall come to pass, for the abundance of milk that they shall give, he shall eat butter: for butter and honey shall every one eat that is left t in the land.

23 And it shall come to pass in that day, that every place shall be, where there were a thousand vines at a thousand silverlings, 'it shall even be for briers and thorns.

21 With arrows and with bows shall men come thither; because all the land shall become briers and thorns.

25 And on all hills that shall be digged with the mattock, there shall not come thither the fear of briers and thorns: but It shall be for the sending forth of oxen, and for the treading of lesser cattle.

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CHAPTER VIII.

I In Maher~shalal-hash-baz, he. prophesieth that Stevie and Israel shall be subdued by Assyria. 5 Judah likewise for their infidelity. 9 God's judgments shaft be unresistihle. 11 (otur'ort shall be to them that/ear God. 19 Great ajftictions to idolaters.

OREOVER the Lord said unto me, Take thee a great roll, and "write in it with a man's pen concerning tMahershalal-hash-baz.

2 And I took unto me faithful witnesses to record, Uriah the priest, and Zechariah the son of Jcberechiah.

3 And tl went unto the prophetess; and she conceived, and bare a son. Then said the Lord to me, Call his name Mahershalal-hash-baz.

4 cFor before the child shall have knowledge to cry, My father, and my mother, Hthe riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria shall be taken away before the king of Assyria.

5 ^ The Lord spake also unto me again, saying,

6 Forasmuch as this people refuseth the waters of "Shiloah that go softly, and rejoice 'in Resin and Remaliah's son;

7 Now therefore, behold, the Lord bringcth up upon them the waters of the river, strong and many, turn cthe king of Assyria, and all his glory: and he shall come up over all his channels, and go over all his banks:

8 And he shall pass through Judah; he shall overflow and go over, hhc shall reach even to the neck; and tthe stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O 'Immanucl.

9 1 k Associate yourselves, O ye people, land ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries: gird yourselves, and ye 6hall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces.

10 1 Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, "and it shall not stand: "for God in with us.

11 If For the Lord spake thus to me twith a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying,

12 Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; P nei

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ther fear ye their fear, nor be
afraid.

13 i Sanctify the Lord of hosts
himself; and 'let him be your
fear, and let him be your dread.

14 And I he shall be for a sanctuary; but fora stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.

10 Bind up the testimony, seal' s Midian. the law among my disciples.

17 And I will "wait upon the Lord, that xhideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

18 2Behold, I and the children
whom the Lord hath given me
'are for signs and for wonders in
Israel from the Loud of hosts,
which dwelleth in mount Zion.

19 U And when they shall say
unto you, b Seek unt
have familiar spirits,
wizards that peep and that
mutter: should not a people
seek unto their God? for the
living d to the dead?

20 "To the law and to the tes-
timony: if they speak not ac-
cording to this word, it is be-
cause there is too light in
them.

21 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they

darkness have seen a great light:
they that dwell in the land of
the shadow of death, upon them
hath the light shined.
3 Thou hast multiplied the na-
tion, and I not increased the joy:
they joy before thee according
to the joy in harvest, and as men
rejoice when they divide the
spoil.

i I For thou hast broken the
yoke of his burden, and fthe
staff of his shoulder, the rod of
his oppressor, as in the day of

Before CHRIST about 740.

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5 I For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; "but this shall be with burning and t fuel of fire. 0 1 For unto us a child is born, i, unto us a k son is given: and t s * 'the government shall be upon : tHt'o.meat. his shoulder: and his name shall I irk Km be called -Wonderful, Counsel-1 1 '— "The mighty God, The ever J"1'"1

them that lasting Father, "The Prince of
and unto Peace.

7 Of the increase of AU govern-
ment and peace P there shall be no
end, upon the throne of David,
and upon his kingdom, to order
it, and to establish it with judg-
ment and with justice from
henceforth even for ever. The
zeal of the Lord of hosts will
perform this.

8 X The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel.

9 And all the people shall
shall fret themselves, and s curse know, even Ephraim and the In-
their king and their God, and habitant of Samaria, that say in
look upward. the pride and stoutness of heart,

22 And hthcy shall look unto 10 The bricks are fallen down,
the earth; and behold trouble but we will build with hewn

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and darkness, 'dimness of an-
guish; and they shall be driven
to darkness.

CHAPTER IX.

1 What joy shall fV in the midst of afflic-
tion*, by the kingdom and birth qftWrist.
8 The jutlgments uiton Israel for their
pride, in for their hypocrisy, 18 and for
their impe.mtency.

NEVERTHELESS "the dim-
ness shall not be such as
was in her vexation, when at the
first he lightly afflicted the
land of Zebulon, and the land
of Naphtali, and 0 afterward did
more grievously afflict her by

stones: the sycamores are cut
down, but we will change them j
into cedars.

11 Therefore the Lord shall
set up the adversaries of Rezin
against him, and tjoin his en-
emies together;

12 The Syrians before, and the Philistines behind; and they shall devour Israel with open mouth. 'For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand . is stretched out still.

13 T For 'the people turneth,
not unto him that smiteth them, I

the way of the "sea, beyond Jof-: neither do they seek the Lord
dan, in Galilee I of the nations. I of hosts.

2 it The people that walked in I 14 Therefore the Lord will cut

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off from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, 1 in one day.

15 The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.

16 For "(the leaders of this people cause them to err; and

1 they that are led of them are t destroyed.

17 Therefore the Loud 1 shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows: for every one is a hypocrite and an evil doer, and every mouth speaketh (folly. 'For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

18 1 For wickedness 'burnetii as the fire: it shall devour the briers and thorns, and shall kindle in the thickets of the forest, and they shall mount up like the lifting up of smoke.

19 Through the wrath of the Lord of hosts is bthe land darkened, and the people shall be as the t fuel of the tire: c no man shall spare his brother.

20 And he shall t snatch on the right hand, and be hungry; and he shall eat you the left hand, dand they shall not be satisfied: ethey shall eat every man the flesh of his own arm:

21 Manasseh, Ephraim; and Ephraim, Manasseh: and they together shall be against Judah. 'For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

CHAPTER X,

1 The voice of tyrants. 5 Assyria, the rod of hi/porrites, for his pride shall be broken. 20 A remnant of Israel shall be saved. 34 Jsrael is contorted with promise oj'dcliverance from Assyria.

WOE unto them that 'decree unrighteous decrees, and I that write grievousuess which they have prescribed;

2 To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless!

3 And ''what will ye do in c the day of visitation, and in the desolation which shall come from far? to whom will ye flee for help? and where will yo leave your glory?

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bGen. 50.20. Hie. 4. 12.

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down under the prisoners, and j Before they shall fall under the slain. ! CHRIST dFor all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

5 10 t Assyrian, ethe rod of mine anger, I and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.

6 I will send him against 'a hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and tto tread them down like the mire of the streets.

7 h Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so; but it in in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few.

8 'For he saith, Are not my princes altogether kings?

9 Is not *Calno 'as Carehemish? is not Hamath as Arpad? is not Samaria ""as Damascus?

10 As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria;

11 Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and her idols, so do to Jerusalem and her idols?

12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, that, when the Lord hath performed his whole work "upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, "I will I punish the fruit tof the j °jer. 50. is. stout heart of the king of As-1 tHeb. Syria, and the glory of his high tHrb'«r*Mr

looks. I g'eatness of

13 PFor he saith, By the j Pt'h strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants I like a valiant man:

14 And "my hand hath found as a nest the riches of the people: and as one gathcreth eggs that are left, have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped.

15 Shall 'the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? I as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift j ihatuftit. up I itself, as if it were no wood. '""r

16 Therefore shall the Lord, that which

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A remnant shall be saved.

ISAIAH.

The peaceable kingdom of Christ.

his ■ fat ones leanness; and under his glory he shall kindle a burning like the burning of a fire.

17 And the light of Israel shall be for a lire, and his Holy One for a flame: 'and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his briers in one day;

18 And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of "his fruitful field, t both soul and body: and they shall bo as when a standardbearer fainteth.

19 And the rest of the trees of his forest shall be tfcw, that a child may write them.

20 If And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, 1 shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.

21 >'The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, uuto the mighty God.

22 z For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, •yet a remnant tof them shall return: bthe consumption decreed shall overflow I with righteousness.

23 'For the Lord God of hosts shall make a consumption, even determined, in the midst of all the land.

24 "i Therefore thus saith the Lord God of hosts, 0 my people that dwellest in Zion, Jbe not afraid of the Assyrian: he shall smite thee with a rod, land shall lift up his staff against thee, after the mauner of e Egypt.

25 'For yet a very little while, sand the indignation shall cease, and mine anger in their destruction.

26 And the Lord of hosts shall stir up ha scourge for him according to the slaughter of1 Midian at the rock of Oreb: and kax his rod was upon the sea, so shall he lift it up after the manner of Egypt.

27 And it shall come to pass in that day, that 'his burden t shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of mthe anointing.

28 He is come to Aiath, he is

passed to Migron; at Michmash he hath laid up his carriages:

29 They are gone over "the passage: they have taken up their lodging at Geba; Raman is afraid; "Gibeah of Saul is fled.

30 t Lift up thy voice, O daughter Pof Gallim: cause it to be heard unto iLaish, rO poor Anathoth.

31 • Madmenah is removed; the inhabitants of Gebim gather themselves to flee.

32 As yet shall he remain 'at Nob that day: he shall "shake his hand against the mount of 'the daughter of Zion, the hill of Jerusalem.

33 Behold, the Lord, the Lord of hosts, shall lop the bough with terror: and T the high I ones of stature shall be hewn' down, and the haughty shall be bumbled.

34 And he shall cut down the thickets of the forest with iron, and Lebanon shall fall II by a mighty one.

CHAPTER XI.

1 T7ie peaceable kinylom of the Branch out of the root of Jesse. 10 The victorious restoration of Israel, and vocation of the Gentiles.

AND athere shall come forth . a rod out of the stem of b Jesse, and c a Branch shall grow out of his roots:

2 d And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Loud;

3 And shall make him of t quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:

4 Bute with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and I reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall 'smite the earth "with the rod of his mouth, and with the hreath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

5 And K righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.

6 nThe wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the youug lion

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