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1 because of men's blood, and for the violence of the land, of the city, and of all that dwell therein.

18 t « What profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hatli graven it; the molten image, and a x teacher of lies, that t'the maker of his work trustcth therein, to make ydumb idols?

19 Woe unto him that saith to the wood, Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach! Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver, zand there is no breath at all in the midst of it.

20 But athe Lord is in his holy temple: t*>let all the earth keep silence before him.

CHAPTER III.

1 JlabaHnk in his prayer trcnibleth at God's mi\}e»ty. 17 The confidence of htsfaith,

APRAYER of Habakkuk the prophet • I upon Shigionoth. a U Lord, I have heard tthy speech, and was afraid: 0 Loud, 111 revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.

3 God came from I Teman, c and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise.

i And his brightness was as the light; he had I horns comimj out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power.

5 J Before him went the pestilence, and I "burning coals weut forth at his feet.

(i He stood, and measured the earth: he behold, and drove asunder the nations; 'and the r everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow: his ways are everlasting.

7 I saw the touts of ICushau liu affliction: and the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble.

8 Was the Lokd displeased against the rivers? was thine anger against the rivers? was thy wrath against the sea, h that thou didst ride upon thine horses and I thy chariots of salvation?

9 Thy bow was made quite naked, according to the oaths of

the tribes, even thy word. Selah. I' Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers.

10 kThe mountains saw thee, and they trembled: the overflowing of the water passed by: the deep uttered his voice, and 1 lilted up his hands on high.

11 '"The sun and moon stood still in their habitation: I at the light of thine "arrows they went, and at the shining of thy glittering spear.

12 Thou didst march through the land in indignation, "thou didst thresh the heathen in anger.

13 Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people, even for salvation with thine anointed; rthou woundedst the head out of the house of the wicked, thy discovering the foundation unto the neck. Selah.

14 Thou didst strike through with his staves the head of his villages: they tcame out as a whirlwind to scatter me: their rejoicing was as to devour the poor secretly.

15 iThou didst walk through the sea with thine horses, through the I heap of great waters.

10 When I heard, 'my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself, that I might rest in the day of trouble: when he Cometh up unto the people, he will 1 invade them with his troops.

17 *j Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall flail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:

18 "Yet I will 'rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

19 The Lord God is "my strength, and he will make my feet like x hinds' feet, and he will make me to ywalk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my t stringed instruments.

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Before CHRIST about 630.

ZEPHANIAH.

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CHAPTER I.

God's severe judgment against Judah for divert sins.

fTUIE word of the Lord which I came unto Zephaniah the son of C'ushi, the son of Gedaliah, the son of Amariah, the son of Hizkiah, in the days of Josiah the son of Anion, king of Judah.

2 1I will utterly consume all things from off tthe land, saith ( the Lord.

3 'I will consume man and beast; I will consume the fowls of the heaven, and the fishes of the sea, and bthe I stumbling-, blocks with the wicked; and I will cut off man from off the j land, saith the Lord.

4 I will also stretch out mine hand upon Judah, and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and c I will cut off the remnant of Baal from this place, and the name of Jthe Chemarim with the priests;

5 And them e that worship the host of heaven upon the housetops; 'and them that worship and sthat swear I by the Lord, and that Bwear hby Malcham;

6 And 'them that are turned back from the Lord; and those that khave not sought the Loud, nor inquired for him.

7 i Hold thy peace at the presenceof the Lord God: mfor the day of the Lord ft at hand: for "the Lord hath prepared a sacrifice, he hath tbid his guests.

8 And it shall come to pass in the day of the Lord's sacrifice, that I will tpunish "the princes, and the king's children, and all such as are clothed with strange apparel.

9 In the same day also will I punish all those that leap on the j threshold, which till their mas-1 ters' houses with violence and j deceit.

10 And it 6hall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord, that' there shall be the noise of a cry from Ptlie fish gate, and a howl-,

ing from the second, and a great crashing from the hills.

11 9 Howl, ye inhabitants of Maktesh, for all the merchant people are cut down; all they that bear silver are cut off.

13 And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men that are tr settled on their lees: 'that say in their heart, The Lord will not do good, neither will he do evil.

13 Therefore, their goods shall become a booty, and their houses a desolation: they shall also build houses, but 1 not inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, but "not" drink the wine thereof.

14 *The great day of the Lord is near, it ii near, and hasteth great ly, even the voice of the day of the Lord: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly.

15 r That day is a day of wrath, \ a day of trouble and distress, a i day of wastencss and desolation, | a day of darkness and gloomyness, a day of clouds and thick darkness,

16 A day of 1 the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers.

17 And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the Lord: and b their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh cas the dung.

18 <> Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver | them in the day of the Lord's wrath; but the whole land shall be e devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for 'he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

CHAPTER II.

1 An exhortation to repentance. A Thejttrtgment of the Philistine*, 8 of Mnab and Ammon, V2 of Ethiopia and Assyria.

GATHER yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation I not desired; 2 Before the decree bring forth,

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Judgment of Moab and Amman. ZEPHANIAH.

Jerusalem sharply reproved.

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before the day pass by as the chaff,
before c the fierce anger of the
Lord come upon you, before the
day of the Lord's anger come
upon you.

3 dSeek ye the Lord, eall ye
meek of the earth, which have
wrought his judgment; seek
righteousness, seek meekness:
rit may be ye shall be hid in the
day of the Lord's anger.

4 H For s Gaza shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon a desolation: they shall drive out Ashdod hat the noonday, and Ekron shall be rooted up.

5 Woe unto the inhabitants of 'the sea coast, the nation of the Cherethites! the word of the Lord is against you; O k Canaan, the land of the Philistines, I will even destroy thee, that there shall be no inhabitant.

6 And the sea coast shall be dwellings and cottages for shepherds, 1 and folds for flocks.

7 And the coast shall be for ■Mho remnant of the house of Judah; they shall feed thereupon: in the houses of Ashkelon shall they lie down in the evening: 1 for the Lord their God shall "visit them, and "turn away their captivity.

8 11 PI have heard the reproach of Moab, and 4 the revilings of the children of Amnion, whereby they have reproached my people, and r magnified themselves against their border.

5 Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, Surely 1 Moab shall be as Sodom, and ' the children of Amnion as Gomorrah, "even the breeding of nettles, and saltpits, and a perpetual desolation: * the residue of my people shall spoil them, and the remnant of my people shall possess them.

10 This shall they have rfor their pride, because they have reproached and magnified themselves against the people of the Lord of hosts.

11 The Lord will be terrible unto them: for he will t famish all the gods of the earth; 2 and men

hand against the north, and J de-
stroy Assyria; and will make
Nineveh a desolation, and dry
like a wilderness.

14 Andc flocks shall lie down in
the midst of her, all 1 the beasts
of the nations: both the Is cor-
morant and the bittern shall
lodge in the I upper lintels of it;
their voice shall sing in the win-
dows; desolation shall be in the
thresholds: Ifor he shall uncover
the h cedar work.

15 This is the rejoicing city
'that dwelt carelessly, k that said
in her heart, I am, and there is i
none besides me: how is she be-
come a desolation, a place for
beasts to lie down in! every one
that passeth by her 'shall hiss,
and m wag his hand.

CHAPTER III.

1 A sharp reproof of Jerusalem for divers
rim. H An exhortation to wait fur the'
restoration of Israel, 14 and to rejoice for'
their palration by God.

WOE to It her that is filthy
and polluted, to the op-1
pressing city!

2 She a obeyed not the voice; |
she breceived not (correction;
she trusted not in the Lord; she
drew not near to her God.

3 c Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are j J evening wolves; they gnaw not i the bones till the morrow.

4 Her e prophets are light and | treacherous persons: her priests I have polluted the sanctuary, they have done 'violence to the law.

5 e The just Lord his in the midst thereof; he will not do iniquity: tevery morning doth he bring his judgment to light, i he faileth not; but 'the unjust knoweth no shame.

6 I have cut off the nations: their I towers are desolate; I made their streets waste, that none passeth by: their cities are destroyed, so that there is no man, that there is none inhabitant.

7 k I said, Surely thou wilt fear
me, thou wilt receive instruc-
tion; so their dwelling should
shall worship him, every one not be cut off, howsoever I pun-
from his place, even all athe isles j ished them: but they rose early,
of the heathen. I and 1 corrupted all their doings.

12 T bYe Ethiopians also, ye 1 8 1 Therefore "wait ye upon
shall be slain by c my sword. me, saith the Lord, until the

13 And he will stretch out his , day that I rise up to the prey:

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for my determination is to ogather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the tire of my jealousy.

9 For then will I turn to the people Pa pure tlanguage, that they may all call upon the name of the Lord, to serve him with one t consent.

10 ". From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia my suppliants, even the daughter of my dispersed, shall bring mine offering.

11 In that day shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings, wherein thou hast transgressed against me: for then I will take away out of the midst of thee them thatr rejoice in thy pride, and thou shalt no more be haughty t because of my holy mountain.

12 I will also leave in the midst of thee "an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the Lord.

13 'The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, * nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.

14 U zSing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and re

rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem.

15 The Lord hath taken away thy judgments, he hath cast out thine enemy: athe King of Israel, even the Lost "is in the midst of thee: thou shalt not see evil any more.

16 In that day c it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, "Let not thine hands be I slack.

17 The Lord thy God "in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, fhe will rejoice over thee with joy; t he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.

18 I will gather them that 'are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are of thee, to whom tthe reproach of it was a burden.

1!) Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that "haltcth, and gather her that was driven out; and tl will get them praise and fame in every land t where they have been put to shame.

20 At that time 1 will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I will make yon a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the Lord.

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IIAGGAI.

CHAPTER I.

1 Haggai reproreth the people for neglecting the building of the house. 7 tie inriteth them to the building. 12 lie prtimiselh God's assistance to them being forward.

IN "the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, in the first day of the month, came the word of the Lord tby Haggai the prophet unto *>Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, I governor of Judah, and to "Joshua the son of dJosedech, the high priest, saying, 2 Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, This people say, The time" is not come, the time that the Lord's house should be built.

3 Then came the word of the Lord "by Haggai the prophet, saying,

4 'Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your ceiled houses, and this house lie waste?

5 Now therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts; ts Consider your ways.

6 Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not tilled with drink; yc clothe yon, but there is none warm; and 'he that earneth wages, earneth wages to put it into a bag t with holes.

7 1 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Consider your ways.

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8 Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the Lord.

9 k Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when ye brought it home, 'I did blow upon it. Why? saith the Lord of hosts. Because of mine house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house.

10 Therefore mthe heaven over you is stayed from dew, and the earth is stayed from her fruit.

11 And I "called for a drought upon the land, and upon the

Glory of the second temple. |

to the residue of the people, saying,

3 »Who is left among you that saw this house in her tirst glory? and how do ye see it now? bis it not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing?

4 Yet now c be strong, O Zerulibabel, saith the Lord; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith the Lord, and work: for I am with you, saith the Lord of hosts:

5 iAecordiu<i to the word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, soe my Spirit

fear ye

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of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of the Lord their God, and the words of llaggai the prophet, as the Lord their God had sent him, and the people did fear before the Lord.

13 Then spake Haggai the Lord's messenger in the Lord's message unto the people, saying, 11 am with you, saith the Lord.

14 And r the Lord stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son

fl For thus saith the Lord of hosts; 'Yet once, it is a little while, and si will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land;

7 And I w ill shake all nations, h and the Desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of hosts.

8 The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the Lord of hosts.

9 'The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give k peace, saith the Lord of hosts.

10 "S In the four and twentieth

f ver. 21. Hpb. 12. 26. * Joel 3. 16.

of Shealtiel, 'governor of Judah, ■ day of the ninth month, in the
and the spirit of Joshua the son : second year of Darius, came the |
of Josedech, the high priest, and I word of the Lord by Haggai the

the spirit of all the remnant of the people; 'and they came and did work in the house of the Lord of hosts, their God, 15 In the four and twentieth day of the sixth month, in the second year of Darius the king.

CHAPTER II.

1 lie encottragrth the people to the work, by promise of greater glory to the srrond temple than was in the Jirst. 10 In the type of holy thing* and unrlran he slit'lt'eth their sins hmdrrrd the work. 'J) God's promise to Zei ubbaheL

IN the seventh month, in the one and twentieth day of the month, came the word of the Lord by the prophet Haggai, saying,

2 Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and

prophet, saying,

11 Thus saith 'the Lord of hosts; 1 Ask now the priests couccrninq the law, saying,

12 If one bear holy flesh in the skirt of his garment, and with his skirt do touch bread, or pottage, or wine, or oil, or any meat, shall it be holy? And the priests answered and said, No.

13 Then said Haggai, If one that is " unclean by a dead body touch any of these, shall it be unclean? And the priests answered and said, It shall be unclean.

14 Then answered Haggai, and said, » So is this people, and so is this nation before me, saith the Lord; and so is every work of their hands; and that which they offer there is unclean.

15 And now, I pray you, "con

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