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feed of the adulterer, and the didst send thy messengers far whore.

off, and didst debase thyself 4 Against whom do ye even unto hell. sport yourselves ? against 10 Thou art wearied in whom make ye a wide the greatness of thy way; mouth, and draw out the yet faidst thou not, There is tongue ? are ye not, children no hope : thou haft found the of transgression, a seed of life of thine hand; therefore falfhood?

thou wait not grieved. 5 Enflaming yourselves II And of whom haft thou with idols under every green been afraid or feared, that tree, faying the children in thou haft lied, and hast not the valleys under the clifts remembered me, nor laid it of the rocks?

to thy heart? have not I held 6 Among the smooth my peace even of old, and stones of the stream is thy thou fearest me not? portion; they, they are thy 12 I will declare thy rightJot: even to them hast thou eousness, and thy works, for poured a drink-offering, thou they shall not profit thee. haft offered a meat-offering. 13 When thou cryeft, Should I receive comfort in let thy companies deliver these?

thee: but the wind shall car7 Upon a lofty and high ry them all away; vanity mountain hast thou set thy shall take them : but he that bed : even thither wenteft putteth his trust in me,

shall thou up to offer sacrifice. poffefs the land, and shall in

8 Behind the doors also herit my holy mountain : and the posts haft thou set up 14 And shall say, Cast ye thy remembrance : for thou up, cast ye up, prepare the hast discovered thyself to an- way, take up the stumblingother than me, and art gone block out of the way


my up: thou hast enlarged thy people. bed, and made thee a cove 15 For thus faith the high nant with them; thou lovedit and lofty One that inhabittheir bed where thou fawest eth eternity, whose name is it.

Holy, I dwell in the high 9 And thou wentest to the and holy place; with him alking with ointment, and didft so that is of a contrite and increase thy perfumes, and humble fpirit, to revive the


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spirit of the humble, and to ways, as a nation that did revive the heart of the con- righteousness, and forsook trite ones.

not the ordinance of their 16 For I will not contend God: they ask of me the for ever, neither will I be al- ordinances of justice : they ways wrcth: for the spirit take delight in approaching should fail before me, and to God. the souls which I have made. 3 9 Wherefore have we

17 For the iniquity of his fafted, say they, and thou seeft covetousness was I wroth, not? wherefore have we afand smote him: I hid me, ficted our soul, and thou takand was wroth, and he went est no knowledge ? Behold, on frowardly in the way of in the day of your fast you his heart.

find pleasure, and exact all 18 I have seen his ways, your labours. and will heal him: I will 4 Behold, ye fast for strife lead him also, and restore and debate, and to smite with comforts unto him, and to the fift of wickedness; ye his mourners.

shall not fast as ye do this 19 I create the fruit of the day, to make your voice to lips : peace, peace to him be heard on high. that is far off, and to him that 5 Is it such a fast that I is near, faith the Lord, and have chosen? a day for a man I will heal him.

to affiet his foul ? is it to 20 But the wicked are bow down his head as a bul. like the troubled sea, when rush, and to spread fackcloth it cannot rest, whofe waters and ashes under him? wilt caft up mire and dirt. thou call this a fast, and an

21 There is no peace, faith acceptable day to the Lord ? my God, to the wicked. 6 Is not this the fast that

I have chosen ? to loose the CHAP. LVIII.

bands of wickedness, to unR Y aloud, fpare not, do the heavy burdens, and to

lift up thy voice like a let the oppressed go free, and trumpet, and thew my peo- that ye break every yoke? ple their transgression, and 7 Is it not to deal thy the house of Jacob their bread to the hungry, and that fins.

thou bring the poor ? Yet they feek me daily, cast out, to thy house ? when and delight to know my thou seeft the naked, that


that are

thou cover him, and that thou thy foot from the fabbath, hide not thyself from thine from doing thy pleasure on own Aeth?

my holy day, and call the 8 q Then shall thy light fabbath a delight, the holy of break forth as the morning, the Lord, honourable, and and thine health shall spring shalt honour him, not doing forth speedily: and thy right thine own ways, nor finding eousness thall go b fore thee, thine own pleasure, nor the glory of the Lord fhall speaking thine own words : be thy rere-ward.

14 Then shalt thou de9 Then shalt thou call, light thyself in the Lord, and and the Lord shall answer; I will cause thee to ride upon thou shalt cry, and he shall the high places of the earth, say, Here I am : if thou take and feed thee with the heriaway from the midst of thee tage of Jacob thy father; for the yoke, the putting forth the mouth of the Lord hath of the finger, and speaking spoken it. vanity :

CHAP. LIX. 10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscu- that it cannot save : neither rity, and thy darkness be as his ear heavy, that it cannot the noon-day.

hear. II And the Lord shall 2 But your iniquities have guide thee continually, and separated between you and fatisfy thy soul in drought, your God, and your fins and make fat thy bones: and have hid his face from you, thou shalt be like a watered that he will not hear. garden, and like a spring of 3


hands are dewater, whose waters fail not. filed with blood, and your

12 And they that shall be fingers with iniquity; your of thee, shall build the old lips have spoken lies, your waste places : thou shalt raise tongue hath muttered perup the foundations of many verseness. generations; and thou shalt 4 None calleth for justice, be called, The repairer of the nor any pleadeth for truth : breach, The restorer of paths they trust in vanity, and speak to dwell in.

lies; they conceive mischief, 13 If thou turn away and bring forth iniquity.

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5 They hatch cockatrice- there is none; for salvation, eggs, and weave the spider's but it is far off from us. web : he that eateth of their 12 For our transgressions eggs dieth, and that which is are multiplied before thee, crushed, breaketh cut into a and our fins testify against viper.

us: for our transgressions are 6 Their webs shall not with us; and as for our inibecome garments, neither quities, we know them. shall they cover themselves 13 In transgrefling and with their works : their lying against the Lord, and works are works of iniquity, departing away from our God, and the act of violence is in speaking oppression and retheir hands.

volt, conceiving and uttering 7 Their feet run to evil, from the heart words of falland they make haste to hood. shed innocent blood : their 14 And judgment is thoughts are thoughts of ini- turned away backward, and quity, wasting and destruc- justice standeth afar off : for tion are in their paths. truth is fallen in the street, 8 The


of peace they and equity cannot enter. know not, and there is no 15 Yea, truth faileth, and judgment in their goings : he that departeth from evil they have made them crooked maketh himself a prey, and paths: whosoever goeth there- the Lord saw it, and it difin, shall not know peace. pleased him that there was no

99 Therefore is judg- judgment. ment far from us, neither 16 q And he saw that there doth justice overtake us : we was no man, and wondered wait for light, but behold that there was no intercessor : obfcurity; for brightness, but therefore his arm brought we walk in darkness. salvation unto him; and his

10 We grope for the wall righteousness, it sustained like the blind, and we grope him. as if we had no eyes : we 17 For he put on rightstumble at noon-day as in the eousness as a breast-plate, and night; we are in desolate an helmet of salvation upon places as dead men.

his head; and he put on the 1 We roar all like bears, garments of vengeance for and mourn fore like doves : clothing, and was clad with we look for judgment, but zeal as a cloke,

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18 According to their , be seen upon thee. deeds, accordingly he will 3 And the Gentiles shall repay, fury to his adversa- come to thy light, and kings ries, recompence to his ene- to the brightness of thy rifmies, to the islands he will ing. repay recompence.

4 Lift up thine eyes round 19. So thall they fear the about, and fee; all they ganame of the Lord from the ther themselves together, west, and his glory from the they come to thee, thy fons rising of the sun: when the hall come from far, and thy enemy shall come in like a daughters fhall be nursed at flood, the spirit of the Lord thy side. shall lift up a standard against 5 Then thou shalt see and him.

Aow together, and thine heart 20 q And the Redeemer İhall fear, and be enlarged, shall come to Zion, and un- because the abundance of the to them that turn from tranf- sea shall be converted unto gression in Jacob, faith the thee, the forces of the GenLord.

tiles shall come unto thee. 21 As for me, this is my

6 The multitude of cacovenant with them, faith mels shall cover thee: the the Lord, My fpirit that is dromedaries of Midian and upon thee, and my words Ephah : all they from Sheba which I have put in thy fhall come: they shall bring mouth, shall not depart out gold and incense, and they of thy mouth, nor out of the thall Thew forth the praises mouth of thy feed, nor out of the Lord. of the mouth of thy feed's 7 All the flocks of Kedar feed, saith the Lord, from Thall be gathered together henceforth and for ever. unto thee, the ráms of Ne

baioth shall minister unto CHAP. LX.

thee : they shall come up light is come, and the tar, and I will glorify the glory of the Lord is risen house of my glory.

8 Who are these that fly 2 For behold, the dark- as a cloud, and as the doves ness shall cover the earth, to their windows ?. and gross darkness the peo 9 Surely the isles shall wait ple: but the Lord shall arise for me, and the ships of Tarupon thee, and his glory shall Thish first, to bring thy fons 9



upon thee.

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