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ISAIAH, LXIII.

The conquests of Messiah. 21 Thy people also shall be alla right- B. C. 698. saken :c neither shall thy land any more eous: they b shall inherit the land for

be termed Desolate; but thou shalt be ever, a the branche of my planting, the a chap: 4.3. called B Hephzi-bah, and thy land v Beuwork o of my hands, that I may be glori

Re. 21. 27. lah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, fied.

6 Mat. 5. 3.

and thy land shall bek married.

cho. 1. 10. 22 A little one shall become a thousand,

He. 13. 5.

5 For as a young man marrieth a virgin, and a small one a strong, nation: I the a chap. 62. 4. so shall thy sons marry thee; and LORD will hasten it in his time.

John 15.2. bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so
CHAPTER LXI.

f Ps. 92. 13.
shall thy God rejoicek

over thee. THEi Spirit of the Lord God is upon 5 Ep. 2. 10. 6 I have set watchmen upon thy walls, me;? because the LORD hathm anointed Bi. 2. My O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their me to preach good tidings unto the meek: delight is peace day nor night: ye $that make menhe hath sent me to bind up the broken- in her. tion of the LORD, keep not silence, hearted," to proclaim liberty to the cap-yi.e. Mar. 7 And give him no n rest, till he estabtives, and the opening of the prison to ried. lish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise them that arep bound;

h Re.21.9, 10. in the earth. 2 To proclaim the acceptable year? of 8 with the

8 The LORD hath sworn by his right the LORD, and the day of vengeancer of joy of the

hand, and by the arm of his strength, our God; to comfort all that mourn; bridegroom. Surely I will no more give thy corn to be

3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Lu.4.16..21. meat for thine enemies; and the sons of Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, Je, 32, 41. the stranger shall not drink thy wine, for the oil of joy for mourning, the garment John 1. 32. the which thou hast laboured: of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that 3. 34. 9 But they that have gathered it shall they might be called trees of righteous-mPs. 45. 7. eat it, and praise the LORD; and they pess, the planting of the LORD, that Sor, that that have brought it together shall drink he might be glorified.

it in the courts of my holiness.

LORD's 4 And they shall build the old wastes,

10 Go through, go through the gates; they shall raise up the former desolations,

brancers.

prepare ye the way of the people; and they shall repair the waste cities, the

cast up, cast up the highway; gather

n Ps. 147.3. desolations of many generations. 5 And strangers shall stand and feed your

o Jno.8.31..36 the people.

out the stones; lift up a standard - for flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be silence. 11 Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed your plowmen, and your vinedressers. p Ro.7.23..25. unto the end of the world, Say ye to the

6 But ye shall be named the priestsy of Le.25.9,&c. daughter of Zion, Behold, thy* salvation the LORD; men shall call you thea minis- 2 Co. 6. 2. cometh; behold, his rewardo is with him, ters of our God: ye shall eat the riches - 2 Th. 1. 9. and his work before him. of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall Mat. 5. 4. 12 And they shall call them, The holy yo boast yourselves.

If I give. people, The redeemed of the LORD: and 7 For your shame ye shall havec dou- John 16.20. thou shalt be called, Sought d out, À city ble, and for confusion they shall rejoice u chap.60.21. not forsaken. in their portion: therefore in their land

CHAPTER LXIII. they shall possess the double ; everlast

chap.57.14. Who is this that cometh from Edom, ing joy shall be unto them.

* chap: 18,3: with dyed garments from Bozrah? this 8 For I the LORD love judgment, I hate y Ex. 19. 6. that is glorious in his apparel, travel, robbery for burnt offering; and I will di. 1 Pe. 2.5,9. ling in the greatness of his strength? I rect their work in truth, and I will make Re. 1. 6. that speak in righteousness, mighty to an everlasting covenante with them.

2 Zec. 9. 9. 9 And their seed shall be known among

John 12.14, 2 Wherefores art thou red in thine apthe Gentiles, and their offspring, among

15. parel, and thy garments like him that the people : all that see them shall ac

a Eze. 44. 11. treadeth in the winefat? knowledge_them, that they are the seed 6 Re: 22. 12.

3 I have trodden the winepress alone; which the LORD hath blessed.

and of the people there was none withi 10 I will greatly, rejoices in the LORD,

kor, recom

me; for I will tread them in mine anger,

pence. my soul shall be joyful in my God: for

and trample them in my fury; and their he hath clothed me with the garments of

cchap. 40.2. blood shall be sprinkled upon my garsalvation, he hath covered me with the a Eze. 34. 11.. ments, and I will stain all my raiment. robe of righteousness," as a bridegroom

16.

4 For the day i of vengeance is in mine decketh mhimself with ornaments, and as a John 4. 23. heart, and the year of my redeemed is bride adorneth k herself with her jewels. decked. 11 For as the earth bringeth forth her

5 And I looked, and there was none

e chap. 55. 3. bud, and as the garden causeth the things

Ps. 50. 5.

to help; and I wondered that there was that are sown in it to spring forth; so Re. 19.13,15 none to uphold : therefore mine own the Lord GOD will cause righteousness? Ne. 8. 10. arm brought salvation unto me; and and praise m to spring forth before all the Hab.3.17,18 my fury, it upheld me. nations.

Ro. 14. 17. 6 And I will tread down the people in CHAPTER LXII.

h Re. 19.8. mine anger, and make them drunk, in FOR Zion's sake will I not hold my i Zep. 3. 8. my fury, and I will bring down their peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will was a priest. strength to the earth. not rest, until the righteousness thereof 4 Re. 21. 2. 7 I will mention theo lovingkindnesses go forth as brightness, and the salvation 1 Ps. 72. 3. of the LORD, and the praises ? of the thereof as a lamp that burneth.

85. 11. LORD, according to all that the LORD 2 And the Gentiles shall see thy right

chap. 62.7. hath bestowed on us, and the great good. eousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou

n Je.25.26,27.

ness toward the house of Israel, which

oHo. 2. 19. shalt be called by a new name, which

he hath bestowed on them according to

p ver. 6, 7. the mouth of the LORD shall name.

q Ps. 63. 3.

his mercies, and according to the multi. 3 Thou shalt also be a crownt of glory Pr. 4. 18. tude of his lovingkindnesses. in the hand of the LORD, and a royal Re. 2. 17.

8 For he said, Surely they are my peodiadem in the hand of thy God.

Zec. 9. 16. ple, children that will not lie: so he was 4 Thou shalt no more be termed For.

their Saviour.

V

save.

come.

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ever:

45. solation.

Earnest pleadings.
ISAIAH, LXIV.

Promises of mercy. 9 In all their affliction hea was afflicted, B. C. 698. neithere remember iniquity for and the angel 6 of his presence saved them:

behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all in his love and in his pity he redeemed a Ju. 10. 16. thy people.

Zec. 2.8. them: and he bared them, and carried

10° Thy holy cities are a wilderness, them all the days of old.

Mat. 25. 40, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a de10 But they rebelled, and vexed e his ho

Ac. 9. 4. ly Spirit: therefore he was turned to be o Ex. 14. 19.

11 Our holy and our beautiful , house, their enemy, and he fought against them. c Ps.79.8,&c. where our fathers praised thee, is burned

il Then he remembered" the days of old, a De.32.11,12 up with fire: and all our pleasant things Moses and his people, saying, Where is he e Ac. 7. 51. are laid waste. that brought them up out of the sea with Ep. 4. 30. 12 Wilt thou refrain i thyself for these the B shepherd of his flock? where is he La. 2. 5. things, O LORD? wilt thou hold thy

g La. 2.7. that put his holy Spirit k within him?

peace, and afflict us very sore? 12 That led them by the right hand of “Le. 26. 42.

CHAPTER LXV. Moses with his glorious arm, dividing Bor, shep- Im

m AM sought of them that asked not for thel water before them, to make himself

herds,

me; I am found of them that sought me

Ps. 77. 20. an everlasting name?

not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a

i . 13 That led them through the deep, Nu.lil. 17, nation that was not called by my name. as an horse in the wilderness, that they

25.

2 In have spread out my hands all the should not stumble ?

Ne. 9. 20.

day unto a rebellious people, which 14 As a beast goeth down into the val- | 1 Ex. 14. 21, walketh in a way that was not good, ley, the Spirit of the LORD caused him &c. after their own thoughts ; to rest: so didst thou lead thy people, toom Ro.9.24,30. 3 A people that provoketh P me to make thyself a glorious name.

n Ro. 10. 21. anger continually to my face; that sa15 Look down from heaven, and behold :2 Sa. 7. 23. crificethr in gardens, and burneth infrom the habitation ? of thy holiness and of 2De3221, cense upon y altars of brick; thy glory: where is thy zeal and thy strength, "Le. 17.6.

4 Which remain among the graves, the & sounding of thy bowels: and of thy

and lodge in the monuments; which

y bricks. mercies toward me? are they restrained ?

eat swine's flesh, and broth of abomi

8 16 Doubtless thou art our father, or, multi

nable things is in their vessels;

tude. though Abraham be ignorant of us, and

5 Which say, Stand by thyself

, come & Je. 31. 20. Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O

Ho. 11. 8.

not near to me; for I am holier than LORD, art our father, our n redeemer:

thou. These are a smoke in my Šor, pieces.

nose, thy name is from everlasting.

a fire that burneth all the day. .17 O LORD, why hast thou made us to nor, our re- 6 Behold, it is written before me; I will

deemer errt from thy ways, and hardened" our

not keep silence, but will recompense,

from everheart from thy fear? Return” for thy ser

lasting is even recompense into their bosom, vants' sake, the tribes of thine inheritance.

thy name.

7 Your iniquities, and the iniquities of 18 The people of thy holiness have pos.

oor, anger.

your fathers together, saith the LORD, sessed it but a little while: our adversa- + Ps. 119. 10. which have burned 'incense

upon the ries have trodden down w thy sanctuary. u chap. 6. 10. mountains, , and blasphemed me

upon 19 We are thine: thou never barest Ro.8.17,18. the hills : therefore will I measure their rule over them; « they were not called v Ps. 90. 13. former work into their bosom. by thy name.

w Pg. 74. 6..8. 8 Thus saith the LORD, As the new CHAPTER LXIV.

kor, thy wine is found in the cluster, and one Оң. * that thou wouldest rend the hea.

saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in vens, that thou wouldest come down, not called it: so will I do for my servants' sakes, that the mountains v might flow down upon them. that I may not destroy them all. at thy presence,

* Ps. 144. 5.

9 And I will bring forth a seed out of 2 As when the melting fire burneth, the Ju. 5. 5. Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of

Mi. 1. 4. fire causeth the waters to boil, to make thy

my mountains : and mine elect: shall inname known to thine adversaries, that the the fire of herit it, and my servants shall dwell there. nations may tremble at thy presence!

meltings.

10 And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, 3 When thou didst terrible a things which

. Ro. 11.5, 7. and the valley of Achor a place for the we looked not for, thou camest down, the Hab.3.3,6. have sought me.

herds to lie down in, for my people that mountains 6 flowed down at thy presence. cl Co. 2.9. 4 For since the beginning of the world

11 But ye are they that forsake the LORD, men have not heard, nor perceived by the wor; seen a

God beside

that forget my holy mountain, that prepare ear, neither hath the eye seen, o God, thee which a table for thạt v troop, and that furnish beside thee, what he hath prepared for

doeth 80

the drink offering unto that number. him that waiteth for him.

for him.

12 Therefore d will I number you to the 5 Thoue meetest him that rejoiceth and vor, Gad. sword, and ye shall all bow down to the worketh righteousness; those that remem

slaughter: because when I called, ye did ber thee in thy ways; behold, thou art a Zep. 1. 4..6. not answer ; when I spake, ye did not wroth; for we have sinned: in those is e Ac. 10. 35. hear; but did evil before mine eyes, and continuance, 9 and we shall be saved. 52 Ch.36.15. did choose that wherein I delighted not.

6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and Pr.1.24,&c. 13 Therefore thus saith the Lord God, all ourh righteousnesses are as filthy rags; . Mal. 3. 6. Behold, my servants shall eat, but ye and we all do fade as a leaf; and our ini

Phi. 3. 9. shall be hungry: behold, my servants quities, like the wind, have taken us away.

i Ho. 7. 7.

shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty: be7 Andi there is none that calleth upon

k Ho. 5. 15.

hold, my servants shall rejoice, but ye thy name, that stirreth up himself to take p melted. shall be ashamed: hold of thee: for thou hast hidk thy face Mat. 8. 12. 14 Behold, my servants shall sing for joy from us, and hast p consumed us, o be- o by the hand, of heart, but yer shall cry for sorrow of cause of our iniquities.

Job 8. 4. heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit. 8 But now, O LORD, thou art our fa- breaking. 15 And ye shall leave your name for a ther:

: wem are the clay, and thou our pot- mJe. 18. 6. curse » unto my chosen : for the Lord ter; and we all are the work of thy hand. » Zec. 8. 13. GOD shall slay thee, and call his ser9 Be not wroth very sore, O LORD,

vants by another name:

name was

Tor, Meni.

c Ac. 2. 41,47. children.

ness,

Predictions of happiness.

ISAIAH, LXVI. Enlargement of the Church. 16 That he who blessetha himself in the B.O. 698. 8. Who hath heard such a thing ? who earth, shall bless himself in the God of

hath seen such things ? Shall the earth be truth; and he that sweareth in the earth, a Je. 4. 2. made to bring forth in one day? or shall shall swear by the God of truth ; because De. 6. 13. a nation be born at once? forc as soon the former troubles are forgotten, and be

Ps. 63. 11.

as Zion travailed, she brought forth her cause they are hid from mine eyes.

d2 Pe. 3. 13. 17 For, behold, I create newd heavens,

Re, 21.1.

9 Shall I bring to the birth, and not and a new earth : and the former shall not

B cause to bring forth? saith the LORD : be remembered, nor come vinto mind. Bor, beget. shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the

18 But be ye glad and rejoice for ever yupon the womb ? saith thy God. in that which I create : for, behold, I

heart. 10 Rejoices ye with Jerusalem, and be create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her echap.51.11. glad with her, all ye that love her: rejoice people a joy.

1 Th. 5. 16. for joy with her, all ye that mourn for her: 19 And Io will rejoice in Jerusalem, Ps. 26. 8. dl That ye may suck, and be satisfied and joy in my people: and the voice of 84. 1..4. with the breasts of her consolations; that weepingi shall be no more heard in her,

122.6. nor the voice of crying.

ye may milk out, and be delighted with y chap. 62.5. hi Pe. 2. 2.

the & abundance of her glory. 20 There shall be no more thence an

i Re. 7. 17.

12 For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I infant of days, nor an old man that hath

will extend peace to her like a river, and not filled his days : for the child shall die sor, bright- the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing an hundred years old; but the sinner,

stream: then shall ye suck, yet shall be being an hundred years old, shall be ac- i Ec. 8. 12,13. borne upon her sides, and be dandled cursed.

k chi 60. 4, 16.
I Am. 9. 14.

upon her knees. 21 And they shall build houses, and

m Le. 26. 16.

13 As one whom his mother comforteth, inhabit them; and they shall plant vine- De, 28. 30. so will I comfort you; and ye shall be yards, and eat the fruit of them.

n Jno. 16. 22. comforted in Jerusalem. 22 They shall not build, and anotherm o Pr. 3.8. 14 And when ye see this, your heart shall inhabit; they shall not plant, and another Eze.37.1..14. rejoice, and your boneso shall flourish eat: for as the days of a treer are the P Ps. 92. 12. like an herb; and the hand of the LORD days of my people, and mine elect shall smake them shall be known toward his servants, and Ś long enjoy the work of their hands.

continue his indignation toward his enemies. 23 They shall not labour in vain, nor long, or, 15 For, behold, the LORD will come bring forth for trouble: for they" are the

wear out.

with fire, and with his chariots like a seed of the blessed of the LORD, and 12 Th. 1. 8. whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, their offspring with them.

"chap. 61. 9. and his rebuke with flames of fire. 24 And it shall come to pass, that be

Ro. 9. 7, 8.

16 For by fire and by his sword will

: Ps. 32. 5. fore they call, I will answer: and while s

Da.9.20,21.

the LORD plead with all flesh: and the they are yet speaking, I will hear.

slain of the LORD shall be many.

tch.11.6..9. 25 The wolft and the lamb shall feed touch. 65.3, 4. 17 Theythat sanctify themselves, and gether, and the lion shall eat straw like the

purify themselves in the gardens, 7 behind bullock: and dust" shall be the serpent's mor, one af... one tree in the midst, eating swine's flesh,

ter another. meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in

and the abomination, and the mouse, shall

v Ge. 3. 14. all my holy mountain, saith the LORD.

w 2 Ch.6.18.

be consumed together, saith the LORD. CHAPTER LXVI.

Mat. 5. 34.

18 For I know their works and their THUS saith the LORD, The heavenw is Ac. 17. 24. thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather my throne, and the earth is my footstool: *ch. 18.3,7. all nations and tongues; and they shall where is the house that ye build unto Lu. 2. 34. come, and see my glory. me ? and where is the place of my rest? y Mat. 5. 3. 19 'And I will set å sign* among them,

2 For all those things hath mine hand chap.57.15. and I will send those that escape of them made, and all those things have been, saith

a Ezr. 9. 4.

unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and

10. 3. the LORD : but to this man will I look,

Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal and

Pr. 28. 14. even to him that is poory and of a con- Mal. 1. 11. Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not trite spirit, and trembletha at my word. Mat. 28. 19. heard my fame, neither have seen my

3 He that killeth an ox is as if he slew oor, kid. glory;and they shall declare my glory a man; he that sacrificeth a o lamb, as if c Ro. 15. 16. among the Gentiles. he cut off a dog's neck; he that offereth

K maketh a

20 And they shall bring all your brean oblation, as if he offered swine's blood;

memorial thren for an offering unto the LORD, out he that « burneth incense, as if he blessed of, of all nations, upon horses, and in chaan idol. Yea, they have chosen their own Le. 2. 2. riots, and in litters, and upon mules, ways, and their soul delighteth in their dor, coaches. and upon swift beasts, to my holy mounabominations.

tain Jerusalem, saith the LORD, as the 4 I also will choose their u delusions,d u or, devices. Children of Israel bring an offering in a and will bring their fears upon them; be- 22 Th. 2:11; clean vessel into the house

of the LORD. causee when I called, none did answer ;

echap.65.12.

21 And I will also take of them for when I spake, they did not hear : but they r Re. 1. 6.

Je. 7. 13, 14.

priests and for Levites, saith the LORD. did evil before mine eyes, and chose that

g chap. 65.17.

22 For as the new ý heavens and the in which I delighted not.

h verse 2. new earth, which I will make, shall re5 Hear the word of the LORD, ye that i Zec. 14. 16. main before me, saith the LORD, so shall tremblek at his word; Your brethren that

your seed and your name remain. hated yoụ, that cast you out for my to his new

23 Andi it shall come to pass, that from name's sake, said, Let the LORD be glo

vone new moon to another, and from one rified: but he shall appear to your joy, from sab

sabbath to another, shall allk flesh come and they shall be ashamed.

bath to his to worship before me, saith the LORD. 6 A voice of noise from the city, a voice sabbath. 24 And they shall go forth, and look from the temple, a voice of the LORD that * Ps. 65.2. upon the carcases of the men that have rendereth recompence to his enemies. Mar. 9. 44.. transgressed against me; for their worm

7 Before she travailed, she brought 48. shall not die, neither shall their fire be forth; before her pain came, she was

m Da. 12. 2. quenched; and they shall be an abhor delivered of a man child.

ringm unto all flesh.

v neto moon

moon, and

The Book of the Prophet JEREMIAH.

sake.

3. 9.

CHAPTER I.

B. C. 629. and brazen walls against the whole land, THE words of Jeremiaha the son of

against the kings of Judah, against the Hilkiah, of the priests that were in Ana- : 2 Ch.36.21. princes thereof, against the priests therethoth, in the land of Benjamin :

b1 Ch. 6. 60. of, and against the people of the land. 2 To whom the word of the LORD schap. 25.3. 19 And they shall fight against thee,

d Jos. 1.9. came in the days of Josiah the son of

.

but they shall not prevail against thee; Amon king of Judab, in the thirteenth chap:52.12, for. Id am with thee, saith the LORD, to year of his reign.

&c. deliver thee. It Ki8.

CHAPTER II. the son of Josiah king of Judah, unto Bor, for the MOREOVER, the word of the LORD the end of the eleventh year of Zedekiah

came to me, saying, the son of Josiah king of Judah, unto the n Ho. 2. 15. 2. Go, and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, carrying aways of Jerusalem captive in i De. 2. 7.

saying, Thus saith the LORD, I rememthe fifth 9 month.

k Is. 49.1, 5. ber B thee, the kindness of thy youth, the 4 Then the word of the LORD came Ga. 1.15,16. love of thine espousals, when thou wentunto me, saying,

1 Ex. 19. 5, 6. est after me in the wilderness, in a land 5 Beforek I formed thee in the belly I

1 Pe. 2.9. that was not sown. knew thee; and before thou camest forth y gave. 3 Israel was holiness? unto the LORD, out of the womb I sanctified thee; and I m Ps. 105.14. and the firstfruits of his increase : allm Yordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

n Joel1.3,7,8. that devour hire shall offend; evil” shall 6 Theno said I, Ah! Lord God! behold, • Ex.4.10,&c. come upon them, saith the LORD.

P Mat. 28. 20. I cannot speak; for I am a child.

4 Hear ye the word of the LORD, O

Ac. 20. 27. ✓ But the LORD said unto me, Say not,

q Is. 5. 4.

house of Jacob, and all the families of I am a child : for thou shalt go to all Eze, 2. 6.

the house of Israel: that I shall send thee, andP whatsoever

5 Thus saith the LORD, Whatiniquity I command thee thou shalt speak.

He. 13. 6. have your fathers found in me, that they 8 Ber not afraid of their faces : for I8 am t2 Ki. 17. 15. are gone far from me, and havet walked with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD. 4Ps. 77. 5. after vanity, and are become vain ? 9. Then the LORD put forth his hand,

v Is. 6. 7.

6 Neither said they, Where is the and touched my mouth. And the LORD Is. 63.11.,13 LORD that brought us up w out of the said unto me, Behold, I have put my * De. 32. 10. wilderness, through a land of deserts and

land of Egypt, that led« us through the words in thy mouth. 10 See, I have this day set thee over the

y chap. 18. 7.
2 C0.10.4,5.

of pits; through a land of drought, and nations, and over the kingdoms, to root y

of the shadow of death; through a land out,

and to pull down, and to destroy, and 8 of the land that no man passed through, and where to throw down, to build, and to plant.

Ps. 106. 38. no man dwelt ? 11 Moreover, the word of the LORD

a Mal. 2. 6,7.

7 And I brought you into da plentiful came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what 6 chap. 5.31. country, to eat the fruit thereof and the seest thou ? And I said, I see a rod of Hab. 2. 18. goodness thereof: but when ye entered, an almond tree.

d Eze. 20. 35. ye defiled: my land, and made mine he. 12 Then said the LORD unto me, Thou e Eze.11.3, 7. ritage an abomination. hast well seen; for I will hasten my word 24. 3, &c.

8 The priests said not, Where is the to perform it.

s from the LORD? and they that handle the lawa 13 And the word of the LORD came

face of knew me not: the pastors also trans, unto me the second time, saying, What Schap: 4. 6. gressed against me, and the prophets seest thou? And I said, I see a seething 6.1, 22. prophesied by Baal, and walked after pot; and the face thereof is 5 toward then be opened. things that do not profit. north.

or, over to. 9 Wherefore. I will yet plead with 14 Then the LORD said unto me, Out: Is. 23:1, 12. you, saith the LORD, and with your of the north- an evil shall n break forth. Ps. 120. 5. children's children will I plead.

i Mi. 4. 5. upon all the inhabitants of the land.

k Ps. 106. 20.

10 For pass over the isles of Chittim, 15 For, lo, I will call all the families

Ro. 1. 23.

and see; and send unto Kedar,' and conof the kingdoms of the north, saith the

sider diligently, and see if there be such LORD; and they shall come, and they mchap. 17.13. a thing : shall set every one his throne at the enter- De. 28. 20. 11 Hathi a nation changed their gods, ing of the gates of Jerusalem, and against n Ps. 81. 11. which are yet no gods ? but my people all the walls thereof_round about, and

o Ps. 36. 9. against all the cities of Judah.

John 4.14. doth not profit.

have changedk their glory for that which 16 And I will utter my judgments

p Job 38. 3.

12 Be astonished, Oye heavens, at against them touching all their wicked- | : Eze. 2.6.

r Ex. 4. 22.

this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very pess, whom have forsaken me, and have

desolate, saith the LORD. burned incense unto other gods, and wor

K break thee

13 For my people have committed two shipped the works of their own hands.

evils; they have forsaken me," the foun17 Thou therefore gird p up thy loins, 1 become a tain of living waters, and hewed them and arise, and speak unto them all that spoil. out cisterns, broken cisterps, that can I command thee: be? not dismayed at

8 chap. 15.20. hold no water. their faces, lest I * confound thee before Ps. 57. 4.

14 Is Israel a servant ?r is he a homethem.

born slave? why is he spoiled ? 18 For, behold, Io have made thee this their voice.

15 The young lionst roared upon him and day a defenced city, and an iron pillar,

! yelled, and they made his land waste:

1 Is. 1. 2.

to pieces.

Mgave out

Expostulation with Israel. : JEREMIAH, III.

T'he wickedness of Israel. his cities are burned without inhabitant. B.C. 629. 35 Yet thou sayest, Because I ama in. 16 Also the children of Noph and Ta

nocent, surely his anger shall turn from hapanesb B have broken the crown of thy a Ro. 7.9. me: behold, I will plead with thee, behead.c

1Jno.1.8,10 cause thou sayest, I have not sinned. 17 Hast thou not procured this unto thy- 6 chap 43.7. 36 Why gaddest thou about so much self,d in that thou hast forsaken the LORD Bor, feed on to change thy way? thou also shalt be thy God, when he led thee by the way? thy crown, 18 And now what hast thou to do in

Do. 33. 20. led of Assyria.

ashamed of Egypt, as thou wasts asham

e Is. 1. 6, 7. the way of Egypt,g to drink the waters of a Ho. 13. 9.

37 Yea, thou shalt go forth from him, Sihorph or what hast thou to do in the way

e Ho. 12. 1.

and thine handsi upon thine head: for of Assyria, to drink the waters of the river? 12 Ch. 28. 20. the LORD bath rejected thy confidences,

19 Thine ownk wickedness shall correct 9 Is. 30. 1, 2. and' thou shalt not prosper in them. thee, and thy, backslidings shall reprove Jos. 13. 3.

CHAPTER III. thee: know, therefore, and see, that it is

i 2 Sa. 13. 19. THEY ysay, if a man put away his an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast for- | * 18. 5.5.

wife, and she go from him, and become saken the LORD thy God, and that my fear? Is.28.15..17 another man's, shall he return unto her is not in thee, saith the Lord God of hosts. y saying. again ? m shall not that land be greatly 20 For of old time I have broken thy

m De. 24. 4.

polluted ? but thouhast played the haryoke, and burst thy bands; ando thou ~ Eze.16.26.. lot with many lovers; yet returnagain saidst, I will not & transgress; when upon

29.

to o Ex. 19. 8.

saith the LORD.

me, every high hill, and under every green

1 Sa. 12. 10.

2 Lift up thine eyes unto the high places, tree, thou wanderest, playing the harlot.?

pZec. 1. 3.

and see where thou hast not been lien 21 Yet I had planted thee a nobler yine, sor, serve,

with: in the ways hast thou sat for them, wholly a right seed; how then art thou

Jos.24.18,21

as the Arabian in the wilderness; and turned into the degenerate plant of a

thou hast polluted the land with thy

9 Is. 1. 21. stranget vine unto me?

De. 12. 2.

whoredoms and with thy wickedness. 22 For though thou wash thee with nitre, - Ps. 80. 8.

3 Therefore the showers have been and take thee much soap, yet thine iniquity : Pr. 23. 28. withholden, and there hath been no latis marked before me, saith the Lord God. t De. 32. 32. ter rain; andw thou hadst a whore's fore

23 How canst thou say, I am not* polu chap. 9. 12. head, thou refusedst to be ashamed. luted, I have not gone after Baalim ? See 14.4. 4 Wilt thou not from this time cry

Le. 26. 19. thy way in the valley, know what thou

unto me, My father, thou art the guide hast done; thou Ś art a swift dromedary

De.28.23, 24

of y v Ps. 90. 8.

my youth? traversing her ways;

5 Will: he reserve his anger for ever?

u Eze. 3.7. 24 A 'wild ass used to the wilderness, that - Pr.30.12,20. will he keep it to the end? Behold, thou snuffeth up the wind at « her pleasure; in

Sor, O swift.

hast spoken and done evil things as thou her occasion who can turn her away? all

couldest. they that seek her will not weary them- ? Ps. 77.7.9

. days

of Josiah the king, Hast thou seen y Pr. 2. 17.

6 The LORD said also unto me in the 25 Withhold thy foot from being unshod, .or, 0 that which backsliding Israel hath done? and thy throat from thirst: but thou saidst,

0 taught.

she is gone up upona every high moun:

K the desire There v is no hope: no; for I have loved

tain, and under every green tree, and strangers, and after them will I go.

heart.

there hath played the harlot. 26 As the thief is ashamed when he is a or, reverse ✓ And I said,c after she had done all found, so is the house of Israel ashamed ; it.

these things, Turn thou unto me; but they, their kings, their princes, and their a 1 Ki. 14. 23. she returned not. And her treacherous priests, and their prophets,

M or, Is the

sister Judahd saw it. 27 Saying to a stock, Thou art my father;

case des

8 And I saw, when for all the causes and to a stone, Thou hast v brought me forth; perate ? whereby backsliding. Israel committed for they have turned their back unto me, 6 chap. 18.12. adultery, I had put her away, and given and not their face: but in the time of their Ro. 8. 24. her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous troubles they will say, Arise, and save us.

c2 Ki. 17. 10, sister Judah feared not, but went and

13. 28 But where are thy gods that thou hast made thee? let them arise, if they e Is. 44. 19.

played the harlot also. d Eze.23.2,&c

9 And it came to pass through the can save thee in the time of thy p trou

lightness of her whoredom, that she deble: for according to the number of thy

vor, begot

filed the land, and committed adultery cities are thy gods, O Judah.

ir the hinder

with stones and with stocks. 29 Wherefore will ye plead with me?

parts of

10 And yet for all this her treacherous ye all have transgressed against me, the neck,

sister Judah hath not turned unto me saith the LORD.

Ps. 78. 34. with her whole heart, but "feignedly, 30 In vain" have I smitten your child- Ho. 5. 15. saith the LORD. ren: they received no correction: your p evil. 11 And the LORD said unto me, The own sword hath devoured your pro- gor, fame, backsliding Israel hath justified herself phets, like a destroying lion.

y chap. 2. 27.

more than treacherous Judah. 31 O generation, see ye the word of the 7

rin false

12 Go, and proclaim these words toLORD: Have I been a wilderness unto h Is. 9. 13.

hood,

ward the north, and say, Return, thou Israel? a land of darkness? Wherefore i 2 Ch. 36.16. backsliding Israel, saith the LORD, and say my people, We pare lords ;' we will

Mar.12.2..8.

I will not cause mine anger to fall upon come no more unto thee?

$ have do

you: for I am merciful,' saith the LORD, 32 Can a maid forget her ornaments,

and I will not keep anger for ever.

minion. or a bride her attire? yet my people have k Ps. 12. 4. 13 Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that forgotten” me days without number. 12 Ch. 30.9. thou hast transgressed against the LORD

33 Why trimmest thou thy way to seek Ps. 86. 15. thy God, and hast scattered thy ways to the love ? therefore hast thou also taught them De. 30.1..6. strangers under every green tree, and ye wicked ones thy ways.

Ho. 8. 14.

have not obeyed my voice, saith the LORD. 34 Also in thy skirts is found the blood Ps. 106. 38. 14 Turn, o backsliding children, saith of the souls of the poor innocents :o I x digging. the LORD; for I am married” unto you ; have not found it by X secret search, but P Is. 54. 5. and I will take you one of a city, and two of upon all these.

a family, and I will bring you to Zion:

of her

ten me.

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