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God's controversy. 14 And I will pluck up thy groves | B. C. 710. out of the midst of thee: so will I destroy thy 8 cities. 8 or, enemies. 15 And I will execute vengeance k || 2ph.1.8. in anger and fury upon the heathen, HAP, 6 such as they have not heard. (chap. 6) CHAPTER WI. 1 or, with. 1 God's controversy for unkindness, 6 a Eze.86.1,8. for ignorance, 10 for injustice, 16|b Ho.4.1. and for idolatry. c Je.2.5,31. EAR ye now what, the LORD'd pe.1.20. c Nu. XXIIXXV.
saith : Arise, contend thou 1 before the mountains, a and let the hills hearthy voice. Ju.5. 11 2 Hear ye, "Ó mountains, the s”". LORD's controversy, and ye strong 2 sons of a foundations of the earth: for b the . .". LoRD hath a controversy with his & Ps.51. 16. |h 2Ki.3.27. 3 O le.whate have done!o 3 O my people, what c have I done & De.T0.12. unto thee?' and wherein have i. 0
people, and he will plead with Israel.
the land of Egypt, and redeemed
and I sent before thee Moses, goal
7 Willg the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give my first-born h for my transgression, the fruit of my 3 body for
the sin of my soul? much keep 8 He hath showed thee, O man, thee. what is good; and what i doth the m 1Ki. 16.25LORD require of thee, but to do 30. justly, and to love mercy, and to 10 or, aston4 walk humbly with thy God? ishment. 9 The LORD's voice crieth unto (CHAP. 7.) the city, and 5 the man of wisdom | 1 the gathershall see thy name: hear ye the #. of rod, and who hath appointed it. Stężył77tg?", 10.T. Are there yet the trea- a Ho.9.10. sures of wickedness in the house |. or, godly.or . of the wicked, and the 7 scant ; y measure that is abominable 3 k b Is. 57.1 e
11 Shall I 8 count them pure with the wicked balances, and with the bag of deceitful weights?
12 For the rich men thereof are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.
13 Therefore also will I make thee sick in smiting thee, in making thee desolate l because of thy sins.
8 the mischief in
Tie church complaneth.
14 Thou shalt eat, but not be satisfied; and thy casting down shall be in the midst of thee ; and thou shalt take hold, but shalt not deliver; and that which thou deliverest will I give up to the Sword. 15 Thou m shalt sow, but thou shalt not reap; thou shalt tread the olives, but thou shalt not anoint thee with oil ; and sweet wine, but shalt not drink wine. 16 °s For 9 the statutes of Omri in are kept, and all the works of the house of Ahab, and ye walk in their counsels; that I should make thee a 10 desolation, and the inhabitants thereof an hissing: therefore ye shall bear the reproach of my
people. CHAPTER VII. 1 The church complaining, 5 putteth - CO77 in God. 8 She triumpheth over her enemies. O is me ! for I am as 1 when they have gathered the summer-fruits, as the grape-gleanings a of the vintage: there is no cluster to eat: my soul desired the firstripe fruit. 2 The 2 good man is perished b out of the earth : and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood ; they hunt every man his brother with a net. 3 is That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince asketh, and the judge asketh for a reward; and the great man, he uttereth 3 his mischievous desire: so they wrap it up. 4 The best of them is as a brier : the most upright is sharper than a thorn hedge: the day of thy watchmen and thy, visitation cometh; now shall be their perplexity. 5's Trust c ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide; keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom. 6 For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughterin-law against her mother-in-law; a man's enemies are the men of his own house. 7 Therefore d I will hook unto the Lorp: l will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear
le. 8's Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy; whene I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lond shall be a light funto me. 9 I will bearg the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my
‘I cause, and execute judgment for
me: he will bring me forth h to
The majesty of God.
the light, and I shall behold his righteousness. 10 4 Then she that is mine enemy shall see it, and shame shall cover her which said unto me, Where is the LORD thy God? mine eyes shall behold her : 5 now shall she be trodden i down as the mire of the Streets. 11 In the day that thy walls are to be built, in that day shall the decree be far removed. 12. In that day also he shall come even to thee from Assyria, 6 and from the fortified cities, and from the fortress even to the river, and from sea to sea, and from mounthin to mountain. 13 7 Notwithstanding, the land shall be desolate because of them that dwell therein, for the fruit of their doings. 14 of 8 Feed thy Po. with thy k rod, the flock of thine heritage, which dwell solitarily in the wood, in the midst of Carmel : let them feed in Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old.
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-o-o4 or, And thou wilt see her that is mine enemy, and cover her with shame. 5 she shall be for a treading down. i Mal. 4.3. 6 or, even to. 7 or, After that it hath been. 8 or, Rule. k Ps. 23.4.
His goodness and severity.
15 According to tho days of o coming out of the land of Egypt wisi I show unto him marvellous things. 16 °s The nations shall see and he confounded at all their might: they shall lay their hand upon their mouth, their ears shall be deaf. 17 They shall lick l the dust like a serpent, and they shall move out of their holes like 9 worms of the earth : they shall be afraid of the LORD Our God, and shall fear because of thee. 18 Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth m iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage 1 he retaineth not his anger for ever, n because he delighteth in mercy. 19 He will turn again, he will have Compassion upon us; he will o subdue our iniquities : and thou wilt cast all their sins p into the depths of the sea. 20 Thou q wilt perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham. which thou hast sworn unto our
fathers from the days of old.
...Year of Hezekiah, king of Judah, 14.
CHAPTER I. The majesty of God in goodness to his people, andfeverity against his enemies. HE burden of Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum , the Elkoshite. 2 1 God is jealous, a and the LORD revengeth; b the LoroD revengeth, and 2 is furious ; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies. 3 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LQRD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet. 4 He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel; i. the flower of Lebanon languisheth. 5 The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein. 6 Who can stand before his indignation? and who can 8 abide in the
1 or, The LORD is a jealous God and a revenger. a Ex. 20.5. b Ps. 94.1. 2 that hath
ury. a stand wo.
fierceness of his anger ? his fury Is)—
poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him. 7. The LORD is good, a 4 stron hold in the day of trouble ; an he knoweth them that trust in him 8 But with an over-running flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies. 9 What do ye imagine against the LORD ! he will make an utter end : affliction shall not rise up the second time. 10 For while they be folden together as thorns, and while they are drunken as drunkards, they shall be devoured as stubble fully dry. 11 There is one come out of thee, that imagineth evil against the LORD, a 5 wicked counsellor. ižThussaith the LoRD; 6 Though t quiet, and likewise many, yet thus shall they be 7 cut down, when he , shall pass, through: Though I have afflicted thee, I will afflict thee no more. . 13 For now will I break his yoke from off thee, and will burst thy bonds in sunder.
14 And the LORD hath given a The armies of God. commandment concerning thee, The judgment upon the
molten image: grave; for thou art vile.
NAHUM, II, III.
| B. c. 713. that no more of thy name be sown: out of the house of thy gods will i cut off the graven image and the I will make tly, 8 feast.
i5 Béhoid cupon the mountains'" Belial.
the feet of him that bringeth good o that publisheth peace O Judah, 8 keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows: for 9 the wicked shall no more pass through thee; he is utterly d cut off. CHAPTER II. Judah and Israel being punished, God Sendeth fearful armies against their enemies. H; 1 that dasheth in pieces is come up before thy face : keep the munition, watch the way, make thy loins strong, fortify thy power ightily.
II) o: the Lord hath turned away " covering,
the 2 excellency of Jacob, as the 2
excellency of Israel ; for the emptiers have emptied them out, and marred their vine branches. 3 The shield of his mighty men is made red, the valiant men are 3 in Scarlet: the chariots shall be with 4 flaming torches in the day of his É. and the fir trees shall e terribly shaken. 4 The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall justle one against another in the broad ways: 5 they shall seem like torches, they shall run like the lightnings. He shall recount his 6 worthies: they shall stumble in their walk; they shall make haste to the wal thereof, and the 7 defence shall be Pool 6 The gates of the rivers shall be opened, and the palace shall be 8 dissolved. 7 And 9 Huzzab shall be 10 led away o she shall be brought up, and her maids shall lead her as with the voice of doves, tabering upon their breasts. 8 But Nineveh is 11 of old like a pool of water; yet they shall flee away. Stand, stand, shall they cry; but nome shall 12 look back. 9 Take ye the spoil of silver, take the spoil of gold ; 13 for there is none end of the store and glory out of all the 14 pleasant furniture. 10 She is empty, a and void, and waste : and the heart melteth, and the knees smite together, and much pain is in all loins, and the faces of them all gather blackness. 11 Where is the dwelling of the lions, and the feeding-place of the young lions, where the lion, even the old lion, walked, ond the lion's whelp, and none made them afraid!
The runn of Nineveh.
12 The lion did tear in pieces enough for his whelps, and stranled for his lionesses, and filled his i. with prey, and his dens with ravin. 13 Behold, I am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will burn her chariots in the smoke, and the sword shall devourthy young lions: and I will cut off thy prey from the earth, and the voice of thy messengers shall no more be heard. APTER III. 1 The miserable ruin of Nineveh : 8 No power able to resist God: 15 Their sudden destruction. O a to the 1 bloody city! it is all full of lies and robbery; the prey departeth not; 2 The noise of a whip, and the noise of the rattling of the wheels and of the prancing horses, and o the jumping chariots. 3 The horseman listeth up both the 2 bright sword and the glittering spear: and there is a multitude of slain, and a great number of carcasses; and there is mone end of their corpses; they stumble upon thefr corpses: 4 Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the well-favored harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts. 5 Behold I am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts; and I will discover thy skirts upon thy face, and I will show the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame. 6 And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazing-stock. 7 And it shall come to o that all they that look upon thee shall flee from thee, and say, Nineveh is
laid waste : who will bemoan her?
whence shall I seek comforters for thee? " 8 Art thou better than 3 populous No, that was situate among the rivers, that had the waters round about it, whose rampart was the Sea, and her wall was from the sea? 9 Ethiopia and Egypt, were her strength, and it was infinite; Put and Lubim were 4 thy helpers. 10 Yet was she carried away, she went into captivity: her young children also were dashed b in pieces at the o of all the streets : and they cast lots c for her honourable men, and all her great men were bound in chains. 11 Thou also shalt be drunken; d. thou shalt be hid, thou also shalt seek strength because of the enemy.
12 All thy strong holds shall be like fig trees e with the first-ripe figs : # they be shaken, they shall even fall into the mouth of the eater. 13 Behold, thy people in the midst of thee are women: f the gates of thy land shall be set wide open unto thine enemies: the fire shall devour thy bars. 9 14 Draw thee waters for the siege, fortify thy strong holds: go into clay, and tread the mortar, make strong the brick-kiln. is "There shall the fire devour thee; the sword shall cut thee off, it shall eet thee up like the cankerworm : h make thyself many as the canker-worm, make thyself many as the locusts. & so a 16 Thou hast multiplied thy mer
Fearful vengeance shown.
chants above the stars of heaven: the canker-worm 5 spoileth, and fleeth away.
17 Thy crowned areas the locusts, and thy captains as the great grasshoppers, which camp in the hedges In the cold day, but when the sun ariseth they flee away, and their place is not known where they are.
18 Thy shepherds slumber, i O king of Assyria: k thy 6 nobles shall dwell in the dust: thy people is scattered l upon the mountains, and no man gathereth them.
19 re is no 7 healing of th bruise ; thy wound is grievous: asl that hear the bruit of thee shall clap the hands over thee for upon whom m hath not thy wickedness passed continually 3
CHAPTER I. 1 Unto Habakkuk, complaining of the iniquity of the land, 5 is showed the fearful vengeance by the Chal??.S. THE burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see. 2 O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou a wilt not hear ! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save 3 Why dost thou show me imiquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me : and there are that raise up strife and contention. 4 Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth : for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore 1 wrong judgment proceedeth. 5 #; ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marveliously for b is will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you. 6 For, lo, I raise up the c Chal. deans, that bitter and hasty nation which shall march through the % breadth of the land, to possess the dwelling-places that are not their's. 7. They are terrible and dreadful: 8 their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves. 8 Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more 4 fierce than the evening wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat.
9They shallcome all for violence: 5 their faces shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand.
10 And they shall scoff at the kings, and the princes shall be a scorn unto them : they shall deride every strong hold ; for they shall heap dust, and take it.
11. Then shall his mind change, and he shall pass over, and offend, imputing this his power unto his
12 of Art thou not from everlasting, O LORD my God, mine Holy One 7 we shall not die. O LORD, thou hast ordained them for judgment ; and, O mighty 6 God, thou hast 7 established them for correc
net, and not spare continually to slay the nations ! HAPTER II. The judgment upon the Chaldeans for their sins. I WILL stand upon my watch, and set me upon the 1 tower, and a will watch to see what he will say 2 unto me, and what I shall answer 3 when I am reproved, 2 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. 3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie : though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. 4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him : but b the just shall live by his faith. 5 *|| 4 Yea also, because he transgresseth by wine, he is a proudman, neither keepeth at home, who enlargeth his desire as hell, and is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but thereth unto him all nations, and eapeth unto him all people : 6 Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, 5 Wo to him that increaseth that which is not his how long? and to him that ladeth himself with thick clay ! 7 Shall they not rise up suddenly that shall bite thee, and awake that shall vex thee, and thou shalt be for booties unto them 1 8 Because c thou hast spoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people shall spoil thee; because of men's 6 blood, and for the violence of the land, of the city, and of all that dwell therein. 9 || Wo to him that 7 coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the 8 power of evil 10 Thou hast consulted shame to thy house by cutting off many people, and hast sinned against thy
HABAKKUK, II, III.
9 or, piece, or,
Chaldeans for their suits.
15 "I Wo unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken, also, that thou mayest look on their nakedness 16 Thou art filled 14 with shamed for glory: drink thou also, and let thy foreskin be uncovered : the cupe of the LORD's right hand shall be turned unto thee, and shameful Spueing shall be on thy glory. 17 For the violence of Lebanon shall cover thee, and the spoil of beasts, which made them afraid, because of men's blood, and for the violence of the land, of the city. and of all that dwell therein. 18 °s What profiteth the graven image, that the maker thereof hath graven it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the 15 maker of his work trusteth therein, to make dumb idols 1 19 Wo 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, and there is no breath at all in the midst
of it. 20. But the Lord is in his holy temple: f 16 let all the earth keep silence before him. CHAPTER III. 1 Habakkuk’s prayer, 3 He trembleth at God's majesty. 7 The stability of his taith. PRAYER of Habakkuk the prophet 1 upon Shigionoth. 2 O LORD, I have heard thy 2 speech, and was afraid : O Lord, 3 revive a thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy. 3 * God came from 4 Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the hea. vens, and the earth was full of his praise. 4 And his brightness was as the light; he had 5 horns coming out of his hand : and there was the hiding of his power. 5 Before him went the pestilence, and burning 6 coals went forth at his feet. 6 He stood, and measured the earth : he beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow: his ways b are everlasting. 7 I saw the tents of 7 Cusham 8 in affliction ; and the curtains of the
land.of Midian did tremble.
8 Was the LORD displeased against the rivers ? was thine anger against the rivers? was thy wrath against the sea, that thou didst ride upon