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For, as for this Pharaoh, the king of Egypt, whom we came to aid in his wars, he is nothing but words; he talks and brags much, but he performs nothing; he undertakes and disappoints, so as no trust is to be given to him.
XLVI. 18 Surely as Tabor is among the mountains, and as Carmel by the sea, so shall he come. Mount Tabor is not more surely fixed among the rest of the mountains, nor Carmel is more unremoveably seated upon the seacoast, than this word of mine is firmly fixed in heaven, and sball undoubtedly be performed: The king of Babylon shall come against Egypt.
XLVI. 20 Egypt is like a very fair heifer, but destruction cometh ; it cometh out of the north. Egypt is wild and wanton with her wealth and pleasure, as some young fair heifer never used to the yoke; but destruction is now coming upon her from the Chaldees.
XLVI. 22 The voice thereof shall go like a serpent ; for they shall march with an army, and come against her with ares, as hewers of wood. They shall no more loudly bellow out, but shall be glad, like a serpent, to creep into holes, and by their secret hissings and silent complaints to express their sorrows; for the Chaldean army shall march against them, and shall utterly overthrow them.
XLVI. 23 °They shall cut down her forest, saith the LORD, though it cannot be searched; because they are more than the grasshoppers, and are innumerable. If Egypt be as a thick well-grown forest, they shall cut down all the goodly trees therein; although they be, indeed, so many, that they are past numbering:
XLVI. 25 Behold, I will punish the multitude of No, and Pharaoh, &c. Behold, I will punish that populous city of Alexandria, the rich staple of Egypt; and Pharaoh, &c.
XLVII. 2 Behold, waters rise up out of the north, and shall be an overflowing flood, &c. Behold, the Chaldeans arise out of the north, like mighty waters; and, with their swelling food, shall overflow the land of the Philistines, &c.
- XLVII. 3 At the noise of the stamping of the hoofs of his strong horses, at the rushing of his chariots, and at the rumoling of his wheels, the fathers shall not look back to their children for feebleness of hands. Men shall be so amazed and affrighted with the fearful noise of his army, the stamping of his horses and rattling of his chariots, that the filthers shall not so much as find time to look back to their children, in the baste of their flight.
XLVII. 5 Baldness is come upon Gaza; Ashkelon is cut off with the remnant of their valley : how long wilt thou cut thyself? Extreme mourning is come upon Gaza, and all those maritime parts of the country of the Philistines; insomuch as they tear their hair, and cut their flesh for sorrow.
XLVIII. 1 Against Moab thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Woe unto Nebo ! for it is spoiled : Kiriathaim is confounded and taken : Misgab is confounded and dismayed. Howsoever Moab, an ancient enemy, though near in blood to Israel, may prosper for a time, after that both Israel and Judah are overthrown, yet he shall not escape the severe hand of God; woe therefore unto the chief cities of the Moabites; to Nebo, to Kirjath-jearim, and to Misgab, for they all shall be destroyed!
XLVIII. 2 There shall be no more praise of Moab: in Heshbon they have devised evil against it : come, and let us cut it off from being a nation, &c.
The like ruin shall befal to the rest of their cities, to Heshbon and to Madmena: the Chaldees have resolved and threatened, to cut off Moab from being a nation.
XLVIII. 5 For in the going up of Luhith continual weeping shall go up; for in the going down of Horonaim the enemies have heard u cry of destruction, In the mountains and vallies, shall be nothing but howling and desolation ; while the Moabites climb up the hill to the high-seated city of Lubith, and while they pass down to the plain of Horonaim : they shall not be able to contain themselves from lamentation, so as their very enemies shall hear their womanish and fearful ejulations.
XLVIII. 6 Flee, save your lives, and be like the heath in the wilderness. Away, and flee, if ye may, ye Moabites: save your lives by a speedy flight; and get you into the wilderness, and live there, though ye be but like the shrubby heath, that hath a low and obscure being in the desert.
XLVIII. 7 And Chemosh shall go forth into captivity with his priests and his princes together. And Chemosh, thy false god, unto whose aid thou hast trusted, shall go into captivity with thee; and his priests, and those idoa latrous princes that worship bim: ye shall all go together.
XLVIII. 10 Cursed be he that doeth the work of the Lord deceita fully, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood. And now, Oye Chaldeans, bestir you in this slaughter: Jay about you, and spare none; it is God's
do now execute: cursed be ye, if ye slacken your hands, and keep back
your sword from blood.
XLVIII. 11 Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and he hath settled on his lecs, and hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither hath he gone into captivity: therefore his taste remained in him, and his scent is not changed. While Israel was in continual exercise and correction, Moab hath a long time taken his case ; and hath been as a vessel of strong wine, that hath been long settled upon his lees, not at all racked or drawn out into another vessel ; so as he hath his full vigour, and verdure of his long-continued pleasure and felicity still in him, without all diminution or change.
XLVIII. 12. Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will send unto him wanderers, that shall cause him to wander, and shall empty his vessels, and break their bottles. I will therefore send enemies upon Moab, which shall alter the case with him; which shall broach these their settled vessels, and draw them out into a grievous captivity, and break their cask in pieces.
XLVIII. 13 And Moab shall be ashamed of Chemosh, as the house of Israel was ashamed of Beth-el their confidence. And Moab shall be ashamed of his god Chemosh, as the house of Israel was ashamed of their calves in Dan and Beth-el, wherein they vainly trusted.
XLVIII. 17 How is the strong staff broken, and the beautiful rod! How is this strong and glorious nation, on whom we leaned, as the staff of our confidence, broken in pieces, &c.
XLVIJI. 18 Thou daughter thai dost inhabit Dibon, come down from thy glory, and sit in thirst; for the spoiler of Moab shall come upon thee, and he shall destroy thy strong holds. And thou, O Dibon, the fair city of Moab, come down from thy glory, and take up with the lot of thy neighbours; thirst, distress, destruction. · XLVIII. 19 inhabitant of Aroer, stand by the way, and espy; ask him that fleeth, and her that escapeth, and say, What is done ? And
inhabitants of Aroer, who durst not trust to your walls, but are fed into the desert, run to the wayside, and ask of the still-Aeeing passengers, even of the women that have escaped, what the Chaldees have done to your forsaken walls and houses.
XLVIII. 21 And judgment is come upon the plain country; upon Holon, and upon Jahazah, and upon Mephaath. And judgment is come upon all the parts of the land of Moab, both the mountainous tracts thereof and the plains; upon all the several cities that appertain thereunto, as upon Holon, Jahazah, Mephaath, &c._So verse 22, 23, 24.
XLVIII. 25 The horn of Moab is cut off, and his arm is broken, saith the Lord. The pride of Moab is cut off, and the strength of it is broken, saith the Lord.
XLVIII. 26 Make ye him drunken: for he magnifed himself against the LORD: Moab also shall wallow in his vomit, and he also shall be in derision. Lay deep and grievous afflictions upon him, Oye Chaldees: let him drink largely of your vengeance, for 'he lifted himself up against the Lord: let him be overfilled with sorrow and anguish, and be exposed to the scorn and derision of the world.
XLVIII. 27 For was not Israel a derision unto thee? was he found among thieves ? for since thou spakest of him, thou skippedst for joy.
For was not Israel a scorn and derision unto thee? yea, was he not causelessly so ? for what had he offended thee? however guilty he were in his carriage to mewards, yet to thee he was inoffensive; notwithstanding thou insultedst in his fall, and joyedst in his miscarriage.
XLVIII. 28 Oye that dwell in Moab, leave the cities, and dwell in the rock. 0 ye Moabites, run from your cities and defenced places, and hide yourselves in the holes of the rocks.
XLVIII. 30 I know his wrath, saith the LORD; but it shall not be so; his lies shall not so effect it. I know his great stomach and his proud brags, but it shall not be so with him, as he imagineth: his great words and
words and presumptuous undertakings shall not carry it.
XLVIII. 32 0 vine of Sibmah, I will weep for thee with the weeping of Jazer: thy plants are gone over the sea, they reach even to the sea of Jazer. O thou city and region of Sibmah, famous for the excellency and fruitfulness of thy vines, I will weep for thy destruction, as I wept before for the vastation of Jazer thy neighbour: thy citizens are transplanted, and carried over the sea; they are carried down to be shipped at the port of Jazer.
XLVIII. 34 From the cry of Heshbon even unto Elealeh. As an heifer of three years old : for the waters of Nimrim shall be desolate. See Isaiah xv. verse 4, 5, 6.
XLVIII. 37 For every head shall be bald, and every beard clipped : upon all the hands shall be cuttings, and upon ihe loins sackcloth. There shall be all the signs and effects of an extreme mourning, all over the coasts of Moab: every head shall be shaven, every beard clipt, every skin slashed, and every of their loins covered with sack cloth.
XLVIII. 38 There shall be lamentation generally upon all the housetops, &c. See Isaiah xv. verse 8.
XLVIII. 40 For thus saith the LORD; Behold, he shall fy as an eagle, and shall spread his wings over Moab. The Chaldean shall come swiftly upon bim, as an eagle upon his prey, and shall spread his wings over Moab.
XLVIII. 43 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, shall be upon thee, &c. See Isaiah xxiv. verse 17.
XLVIII. 45 They that fled stood under the shadow of Heshbon because of the force : but a fire shall come forth out of Heshbon, and a flame from the midst of Sihon, and shall devour the corner of Moab, and the crown of the head of the tumultuous ones. They, that fled, thought they should find good shelter in the strong forts of Heshbon, but they shall be deceived; for, so far shall Heshbon be from being able to defend itself, that the dea struction, which shall begin there, shall reach unto all the utmost parts of the dominions of Moab, and shall light upon the head of those insolent undertakers that were the cause of these wars and tumults.
XLVIII. 46 The people of Chemosh perisheth. The people, that worshipped their false god Chemosh, perisheth.
XLIX. 1 Hath Israel no sons ? hath he no heir ? why then doth their king inherit Gad, and his people dwell in his cities? Hath Israel no posterity at all-to inherit his lands? How comes it then that the Ammonitish king takes upon him to inherit Gad, the possession of one of his tribes, and causeth his people to dwell in the cities of Israel ?
XLIX. 2 Then shall Israel be heir unto them that were his heirs, saith the LORD. Then shall Israel come to take possession of the land of the Ammonites, which had usurped the possessions of Israel.
XLIX. 3 Howl, O Heshbon, for Ai is spoiled: cry, ye daughters of Rabbah. Howl, () Heshbon, the chief city of the Gadites, usurped by Ammon, for Ai, the neighbouring city, is spoiled ; and let Rabbah the great city of the Ammonites mourn.
XLIX. 4 Wherefore gloriest thou in the vallies, thy flowing val. ley, O backsliding daughter ? Wherefore dost thou glory in thy rich and fruitful vallies, O thou proud and rebellious issue of Ammon?
XLIX. 7 Concerning Edom, thus saith the LORD of hosts ; Is wisdom no more in Teman? is counsel perished from the prudent? is their wisdom vanished ? Those of Teman, in the land of Idumea, had wont to be ac. counted wise men: what, is there no wisdom now left amongst them? hath their wit utterly failed them, that they cast not how to be freed from the danger of the Chaldeans?
XLIX. 8 Flee ye, turn back, dwell deep, O inhabitants of Dedan; for I will bring the calamity of Esau upon him, &c. Let the inhabitants of Dedan, a city of Edom, flee; for I will bring upon them that calamity, which is justly owing to the sons of Esau, whom I have rejected.
XLIX. 10 I have uncovered his secret places, and he shall not be able to hide himself : his seed is spoiled. But I have wholly despoiled Edom, and have left him no hiding place: I have stripped him of all his forces; his seed is destroyed
XLIX. 11 Leave thy fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let thy widows trust in me. If thou have any orphans or any widows left, I will take order for them, saith the Lord; yea, I will take order that thou shalt have none left alive.
XLIX. 12 For thus saith the LORD; Behold, they whose judgment was not to drink of the cup have assuredly drunken ; and art thou he that shall altogether go unpunished ? For thus saith the Lord; Behold, even my people the Jews, which, in comparison of thee, had no reason to be put to these