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to scatter me: their rejoicing was as to devour the poor secretly. 15 Thou didst walk through the sea with thine horses, through the 14 heap of great waters. 16 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 15 invade them with his troops. 17 || Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall 16 fail, 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 Yete I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvaIOIl

19 The DoRD God is my strength and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my 17 stringed instrumentS.

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swear by Malcham; e 6 And them that are turned backf from the LORD ; and those that have not sought g the LORD, nor inquired for him. 7 Hold h thy peace at the presence of the Lord GoD; for i the day of the LORD is at hand : for the LORD hath prepared a sacrifice, he hath 5 bid his guests.k 8 And it shall come to pass in the day of the LORD's sacrifice, that I will 6 punish 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 threshold, which fill , their masters’ houses with violence and deceit. 10 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD, that there shall be the noise of a cry from the fish-gate, to: from the

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are cut down; all they that bear silver are cut off. 12 And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search JeruSalem with candles, and punish the men that are 7 settled l on their lees: that say m 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 not inhabit them ; and they shall plant vineyards, but not drink the wine thereof. 14 The great day of the LORD is near, n it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD : the mighty o man shall cry there bitterly. 15 That p day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness q and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, 16 A day of the trumpet r 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 S men, because they have sinned against the LORD : and their blood t shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung. 18 Neither u 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 devoured v by the fire of his so for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land. CHAPTER II. 4 The judgment of the Philistines, 8 of Moab and Ammon, 12 of Ethiopia, 13 and Assyria. ATHER a yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation not l desired ; 2 Before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the chaff, b before the fierce anger c of the LORD come upon you, before d the day of the LORD's anger come upon

you. 3 Seek eye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment;f seek righteousness, seek meekness : it may beg ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD's

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o: For Gazah shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon a desolation : they shall drive out Ashdod at the noonday, and Ekron shall be rooted up.

5 Wo unto the inhabitants of the sea-coast, the nation of the Cherethites i the word of the LORD is against you; O Canaan, the land of

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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, and folds for flocks. 7 And the coast shall be for the k remnant of the house of Judah; they shall feed thereupon :, in the houses of Ashkelon shall they lie down in the evening : 2 for the LoRD their GoD shall visit l them, and turn away m their captivity. 8 off I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the revilings of the children of Ammon, whereby they have reproached my people, and magnified themselves against their border. 9 Therefore, as I live, saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Surely Moab n shall be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah, even the breeding of nettles, and salt-pits, and a pool desolation : the residue of my people shall spoil them, and the remnant of my people shall possess thefn. 10. This shall they have for 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 3 famish all the gods of the earth; and men shall worship him, every one from his place, even all the isles of the hea

then. 12 l Ye Ethiopiano also ye shall be slain by my sword. 13 And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and #. Assyria; p and will make Nineveh a desolation, and dry like a wilderIneSS. 14 And flocks shall lie down in the midst of her, all the beasts of the nations : both the 4 cormorant and the bittern shall lodge in the 5 upper lintels of it ; their voice shall sing in the windows; desolation shall be in the thresholds: 6 for he shall uncover the cedar-work. 15 This is the rejoicing city that dwelt o, that said q in her heart, I am, and there is none beside me; how is she become a desola: tion, a place for beasts to lie down in every one that passeth, by her shall hiss, and #. hand. CHAPTER III. 1 A sharp reproof of Jerusalem for divers sins. 8 An eachortation to wait for the restoration of Israel. Wo to ther that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city! 2 She obeyed not the voice; she received not 2 correction ; she

Habakkuk trembleth at trusted not in the LORD ; she drew not near to her God. 3 Her princes within her are roaring lions ; her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow. 4 Her prophets a are light and treacherous persons: her priests have jo the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law. 5 The b just LORD is in the midst thereof; he will not do injquity: Severy morning doth he bring his §§ to light, he faileth not ; ut the unjust knoweth no shame.c 6 I have cut off the nations: their 4 towers are desolate ; 1 made their streets waste, that none passeth by: their cities are destroyed, so that there is no man, that there is none inhabitant. 7 I said, Surely d thou wilt fear me, thou wilt receive instruction;

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God's majesty. of the midst of thee them that rejoice in thy pride, and thou shalt no more be aughty 7 because of my holy mountain. 12 I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor m people, and they shall trust in the name of the LORD. 13 The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, n nor speak lies ; 0 neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth : for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid. 14 *| Sing, p O daughter of Zion ; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem. 15 The LoRD hath taken away thy judgments, he hath cast out q thine enemy: the king of Israel, even the LORD, is in the midst of thee : thou shalt not see evil any more. 16 in that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not; and to Zion, Let not thine hands be 8 slack. 17 'The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice r over thee with joy; he will 9 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 10 the reproach of it was a burden. 19 Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I Will 11 ; them praise and fame in every land 12 where they have been put to shame.

Ethiopiak my suppliants, even the reproach. 20 Ats that time will I bring you daughter of my dispersed, shall |11 set them again, even in the time that bring mine offering. for a. gather you : for I will make you 11. In that day, shal; thou not be 12 of their. a home and to praise among all ashamed l for all thy doings, where- people of the earth, when I turn in thou hast transgressed’ against|**m.9.14 back your captivity before your me: for then I will take away out eyes, saith the LORD. H.A.G.G.A.I. CHAPTER I. B. C. 520. time is not come, the time that the.

1 Haggai, reproving the people's negli- LORD's house shall be built.

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€. IN the second year a of Darius the king, in the sixth month, in the first day of the month, came the word of the LoRD, 1 by Hag 3.1 the prophet, unto Zerubbabel b the son of Shealtiel, 2 governor of Ju

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God's judgment. filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is mone warm; and he that earneth wages, earneth wages to put it into a bag 4 with holes. 7 * Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Consider your ways. 8 Go up to the mountain, and brin wood, and build the house; and will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the LORD. 9 Ye looked h for much, and, lo, it came to little ; and when ye brought it home, I did blow 5 upon it. Why? saith the LORD of hosts. Because of mine house that is waste, and }. run every man unto his own OUIS6:

10 Therefore i the heaven over you is stayed from dew, and the earth is stayed from her fruit. 11 And I called for a drought k Upon the land, and upon the mountains, and upon the corn, and upon the new wine, and upon the Oil, and upon that which the groun bringeth forth, and upon men, and upon cattle, and upon all the labour of the hands. 12 * Then Zerubbabel the son 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 Haggai the H.P. (as the LORD their God ad sent him,) and the people did fear before the IORD. 13 Then spake Haggai the LORD's messenger, l in the LORD's message unto the people, saying, I m am with you, saith the LORD. 14 And the LORD n stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they ocame 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 H. 1 Haggai encourageth the people to the work. 10 He showeth that their sins hindered the work, etc. I. the seventh month, in the one and twentieth day of the month, came the word of the Lord 1 by the prophet Haggai, saying, 2 Speak now to Žerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and to the residue of the people. Saying, Who a is left among you that saw this house in her first glory? and how do ye see it now 1 is it not in

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your eyes in comparison of it as nothing 3b 4 Yet now be strong. c O Zerubbabel, saith the LORD ; and bo strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith the LORD, and work: for Id am with you, saith the LORD of hosts: 5 According to the word e that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, so my Spirit fremaineth among you; fear ye not. For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and Ig will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; 7 And I will shake all nations, ant the desire of all nations shall come : h and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts, 8 The silver is mine, i and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts. 9 The glory k of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, l saith the LORD of hosts. 10 *|| In the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, in tho second year of Darius, came the word of the LoRD by Haggai the prophet, saying. 11 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Ask, now the priests m concerning 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, shaisit be holy? And the priests answered and said, No. 13 Then said Haggai, If one that is unclean by a dead body touch n any of these, shall it be unclean And the priests answered and said, It shall be unclean. 14. Then, answered Haggai, and said, So o 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, consider from this day and upward, from before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of the LORD. 16 Since those days were, when one p came to an heap of twenty measures, there were but ten; when one came to the press-fat for to draw out fifty vessels out of the press, there were but twenty. 17 Ismote q you with blasting, and with mildew and with hail, in all the labours of your hands; yet ye turned not to me, saith the LoRp. 18. Consider now from this day and upward, from the four and

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19 Is the seed yet in the barn ? yea, as yet the vine, s and the figtree, and the pomegranate, and the olive-tree, hath not brought forth : from this day will I bless you. |

20 °s And again the word of the LORD came unto Haggai in the four and twentieth day of the month saying,

21 Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake t the heavens and the earth; |

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Vision of horses. 22 And I will overthrow w the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen ; and I v will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them ; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brol her. 23 In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, salth the LORD, and will make thee as a signet: w for I have on thee, saith the LORD of 10StS.

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ZECHARIAH.

A. M. 3484....Year of Darius, king of Persia, 2.

CHAPTER I. 1 Zechariah exhorteth, to repentance. 7 The vision of the horses. 12 Jerusalem is comforted, etc. I. the eighth month, in the second a year of Darius, came the word of the [ORD unto Zechariah b the son of Berechiah, the son of lddo the prophet, saying, 2 The LORD hath been 1 sore displeased c with your fathers. 3 Therefore say thou unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts : Turn dye unto me, saith the LORD of hosts, and I e will turm unto you, Saith the LORD of hosts. 4 Be ye not as your fathers, unto whom the former prophets have cried, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Turn ye now from your evil ways, and from your evil doings: but they did not hear, nor hearken unto me, saith the LORD. 5 Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live for ever ? 6 But my words and my statutes, which I commanded my servants the prophets, did they not 2 take holdf of your fathers ? and they returned and said, Like as the LORD of hosts thought g to do unto us, according to our ways, and according to our doings, so h hath he dealt with us. 7 *| Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month, which is the month Sebat, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah; the son of Iddo the prophet, saying

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8 I saw by night, and beholdi a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the bottom; and behind him were there k red horses, 3 speckled, and white. 9 Then said I, O my lord, what are these ? And the angel that talked with me said unto me, I will show thee what these be. 10 And the man that stood among the o: trees answered and said, l These are they whom the LORD hath sent to walk to and fro through the earth. 11 And they answered the angel of the LORD that stood among the myrtle trees, and said, We have walked to and fro through the earth, and, behold, all the earth sitteth still, and is at rest. 12"| Then the angel of the LORD answered and said, O LORD of hosts, how long m wilt thou not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities, of Judah, against which thou hast had indignation these n threescore and ten years : 13 And the IORD answered the angel that talked with me with good o words, and comfortable words. 14 So the angel that communed with me said unto me, Cry thou, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I am jealous p for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy, 15 And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are at case : for I q was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the assliction.

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