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Destruction of Jerusalem. small live with their children, and turn again. 10 I will bring them again also out of the iand of Egypt, and ga: ther them out of Assyria; and I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon ; and m place shall not be found for them. 11 And he shall pass through the sea with affliction, and shall smite the waves in the sea, and all the deeps of the river, shall dry up : and the |. of Assyria shall be brought down, and the sceptre of Egypt shall depart away. * 12 And I will strengthen them in the LORD ; and they shall walk n up and down in his name, saith the
; CHAPTER XI. 1 The destruction of Jerusalem. 4. By a type is showed Christ's care of his jlock. Oo thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devourthy cedars. 2. Howl, fir-tree ; for the cedar is fallen; because the , 1 mighty are spoiled: howl, O ye oaks of Bashan; for the 2 forest of the vintage is come down. 3 * There is a voice of the howling of the shepherds; for their glory is spoiled : n voice of the roaring of young lions; for the pride of Jordan is spoiled. 4 Thus saith the LORD my God;a Feed the flock of the jo. 5 Whose possessors slay them, and hold themselves not guilty : and they that sell thern say, Blessed b be the LORD ; for I am rich : and their own shepherds pity them not. 6 For I will no more pity the inhabitants of the land, saith the LoRD : but, lo, I will 3 deliver the men every one into his neighbour's hand, and into the hamd of his king: and they shall Smite the land, and out of their hand I will not deliver
them. 7 And I wili feed the flock of slaughter, 4 even you, O poor c of the flock. And I took unto me two staves; the one I called Beauty, and the other I called 5 Bands; and I fed the flock. 8 Three shepherds also I cut off in one month;d and my soul bloathed them, and their soul also abhorred me. 9 Then said I, I will not feed you : that that dieth, let it die; and that that is to be cut off, let it be cut off; and let the rest eat every one the flesh of 7 another. And I took my staff, even Beauty, and cut it asunder, that 1 #. break my covenant which I made with all the people.
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11 And it was broken in that day: and 8 so the poor of the flock that waited upon me knew that it was the word of the LORD. 12 And I said unto them, If 9 ye think good, give me my price ; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirtye pieces of silver. 13 And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: f a goodly price that I was prized at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD. 14 Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even 10 Bands, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel. 15 of And the LORD said unto me, Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd. 16 For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, which shall not visit those that be 11 cut off, neither shall seek the young one, nor heal that that is broken, nor 12 feed that that standeth still : but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their claws in pieces. 17 Wo to the idol shepherd that leaveth g the flock the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye : his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened. CHAPTER XII. 6 The victorious restoring of Judah. 10 The repentance of Jerusalem. HE burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him. 2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of 1 trembling unto all the people round about, 2 when they shall be in the siege both against uglah, and against Jerusalem. 3%. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone a for all people: all that burden themselves with it, shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the orth be gathered together against R
Purgation for Jerusalem.
governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left : and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem. 7 The LORD also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David, and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do § magnify themselves against Ju(13tsl. 8 In that day shall the Lond defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem ; and he that is 4 feeble c among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, d as the angel of the LORD before them. 9 *|| And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy e all the nations that come against Jerusalem. 10 And f I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace, g and of supplications; h and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn i for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his first-born. 11 In that day shall there be a k great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon. . 12 And the land shall mourn, 5 every family apart; the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan m apart, and their wives apart; 13 The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of 6 Shimei apart, and their wives apart; 14 All the families that remain, every family apart, and their wives
apart. 7, CHAPTER XIII.
1 The fountain of purgation for Jerusalem 2 from idolatry, and false prophesy: 7 The death of Christ,etc. N that day there shall be a a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for 1 uncleanness. 2 *[ And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will cut off b the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more c be remembered : and also I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit d to pass out of
the land. 3 And it shall come to pass, that
7. Pr. 9. 12.
b Ex.23.13. Ps. 16.4.
2 garment of ir.
3 Jie. g Phi.2.6. h Mat. 26.31. : Job 23. IO. IPe. 1.6,7. (CHAP. 14.) a Mat.23.37, 38
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The coming of Christ.
when any shall yet prophesy, then his father and his mother that begat him shall say unto him, Thou shalt root live; for thou speakest lies in the name of the LORD : and his father and his mother that begat him shall e thrust him through when he prophesieth. 4 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets shall be ashamed every fone of his vision, when he hath prophesied ; neither shall they wear a 2 rough garment to 3 deceive : 5 But he shall say, I am no prophet. I am an husbandman ; for man taught me to keep cattle from my youth. 6 And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands ! Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends. 7 *I Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my g fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite h the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered : and I will turm mine hand upon the little OIlêS. 8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off, and die ; but the third shall be left therein. 9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold i is tried : the shall call on my name, and I will hear them ; I will say, It is my people: *oney shall say, The LORD
ts my CHAPTER XIV. 1 The destruction of Jerusalem : 3 The coming of Christ, and the grace of his kingdom, etc. EHOLD, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be
| divided in the midst of thee.
2 For I will gather all mations against Jerusalem to battle ; and the city a shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women, ra: wished; and half of the city shall i. forth into captivity, and the resiłue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
3 Then shall the LoRD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. 4 *| And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east; and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley;
- land half of the mountain shall re
The plague of move toward the north, and half of it toward the south. 5 And ye shall flee to the valley of 1 the mountains ; 2 for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake b in the days of Uzziah, king of Judah: and c the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee. 6 And it shall come to pass in that day, that 3 the light shall not be 4 clear, nor 5 dark : 7 But 6 it shall be one day, which shall be known to the [of D, not day, nor night: but it shall come to É. that at evening time it shall light
8 And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the 7 former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be. 9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth : in that day shall there be one LORD,and his name one. 10 All the land shall be 8 turned as a plain, from Geba to Rimmon, south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and 9 inhabited in her place, from Benjamin's gate unto the place of the first gate, unto the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananeel unto the king's winepresses, * * * ll And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more d utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall 10 be safely inhabited. 12 *| And this shall be the plague where with the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem ; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their
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the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and f his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour. 14 And 11 Judah also shall fight 12 at Jerusalem ; and the wealth g of all the heathen round about shall be gathered together, gold, and silver, and apparel, in great abundance. 15 And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in these tents, as this plague. 16 °s And it shall come to P. that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go h up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. i 17 And k it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain. 18 And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, 13 that have no l rain; there shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles. 19 This shall be the 14 punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all
7 nations that come not up to keep
the feast of tabernacles. 20*. In that day shall there be u on the 15 bells of the horses, HOLINES5 m jSió i if fossi); and the pots in the LORD's house shall be like the bowls before the altar. 21 Yea, o, pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the LoRD of hosts : and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and n in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite o in the house p of | the LORD of hosts.
Malacht complaneth. whom the LORD hath indigmation for ever. 5 And your eyes shall see, and ye shall say, The LORD will be magnified from 2 the border of Israel. 6 *| A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if d then I be a father, where is mine honour! and if I be a master, where is my fear ! saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests that despise my name. And ye say, Whereine have we despised thy name? 7. Ye 3 offer polluted bread upon mine altar; and ye say, Wherein have we polluted thee . In that ye say, The fitable of the LORD is contemptible. 8 And if a ye offer the blind for 4 sacrifice, is it not evil? and if ye of fer the lame and sick, is it not evil? offer it mow unto thy governor: will he be pleased with thee, or accept thy person? saith the LORD of hosts. 9 And now, I pray you, beseech 5
God that he will be gracious unto
us: this hath been 6 by your means: will h he regard your persons! saith the LORD of hosts. 10 Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for nought? i neither do ye kindle fire on mine altar for nought. I have no pleasure in you, saith the LORD of hosts, neither will I accept an offering at your hand. 11 For from k the rising of the sum even unto the going down of the same, my name shall be great among the Gentiles: l and in every m place incense n shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: o for my name shall be great among the heathem, saith the LORD of hosts. 12 *| But ye have profaned it, in that is polluted ; and the fruit thereof, even his meat, is contemptible. 13 Ye said also, Behold, what a weariness is it ! 7 and ye have snuffed at it, saith the LoRD of hosts; and ye brought that which was torn, and the lame, and the sick; thus ye brought an offering : should I accept this of your hand? saith the LORD. 14, But cursed be the deceiver, 8 which hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and sacrificeth unto the LORD a corrupt thing : for I am a great King, saith the LoRD of hosts, and my name is dreadful among the heathem. CHAPTER II. Malachi sharply reproveth the priests and the people for their sins. A. now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you.
M. say, The table of the LORD
6 Ac. 16. 17. 2 Co.5.20. f 1Sa.2.17,30. Lu. 11.45, 46. 4 or, full in. g Ne. 13.29. 5 accepted faces, or, lifted up the face against. h 100.8.6. 6 or, ought to
He reproveth the priests. 2. If a ye will not hear, and if ye
|will not lay it to heart, to give glory
unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: }. I have cursed them already, ecause ye do not lay it to heart. 3 Belmold, I will 1 corrupt your seed, and 2 spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts, and 3 one shall take you away with it. 4 And ye shall know that I have Sent this commandment unto you, that my covenant might be with Levi, saith the LORD of hosts. 5 My covenant b was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to him for the fear where with he feared me, and was afraid besore nly name. 6 The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, c and did turn o away from iniquity. 7 For d the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the e messenger of the LORD of hosts. 8 But ye are departed out of the way; yef have caused many to 4 stumble at the law; ye have corrupted g the covenant of Levi, saith the LORD of hosts. 9 Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept o ways, but have 5 been partial in the law. 10 Have h we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers? 11 if Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is comInitted in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the holiness of the LORD which he 6 loved,t and hath married the daughter of a strange ; 12 The LORD will cut offk the man that doeth this, 7 the master and the scholar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob, and him that offereth an offering unto the LORD of
hosts. 13 And l this have ye done again, covering the altar of the Lord with tears, with weeping, and with Crying out, insomuch that he regardeth not the offering any more, or receiveth it with good will at your hand. 14"| Yet ye say, Wherefore ? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast
Of the grace of Christ.
dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy COvenant. * 15 And did not he make one 4 m Yet had he the 8 residue of the spirit. . And wherefore one o That he might seek a 9 godly seed. n Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal 10 treacherously against the wife of his youth. 16. For 0 the LoRD, the God of Israel, saith that 11 he hateth 12 putting away: , for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously. 17"| Ye have wearied p the Lord with your words: yet ye say Wherein have we wearied him When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment 7 CHAPTER III. 1 Of the messenger, majesty, and grace of Christ. the rebellion, sacrilege, and infidelity of the people. Boo , Ia will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come b to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye .# in : behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts. 2. But who may abide the day of his coming 7 and who c shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's d fire, and like fullers'
Soap: 3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offere unto the LoRD an offering in righteousness. 4. Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in 1 former years. * 5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers,f and against false swearers, and against those that 2 oppress the hireling g in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts. 6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore h ye sons of jacob are not Consumed. 7 's Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances and have not kept them. Return i unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of
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m Mat. 19.4.5. 8 or, excellency. 9 seed of God. m 1Go.7.14. 10 or, wrijaithfully. o De. 24. I. 11 or, if he hate her, put her
away, Mat. 19.8. 12 to put away. p Is.43.24. Am...2.13.
hosts. But k ye said, Wherein shall we return ? 8 *|| Will a man rob God? Yet ye ave robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee 7 In tithes l and offerings. 9 Ye are cursed with a curse : for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. 10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now here with, saith the LORD of hosts, if l will not open you the windows of heaven, and 3 pour you out a blessing, that m there shall not be room enough to receive it. 11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not 4 destroy the fruits of your ground ; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts. 12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the LORD of hosts. 13 *s Your words n have been stout against me, saith the LORD ; yet ye say, What have we spoken so much against thee 7 14 Ye have said, It is vain to serve God : and what profit is it that we have kept his 5 ordinance, and that we have walked 6 mournfully before the LORD of hosts? 15 And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are 7 set up ; yea, they that tempt oGod are even delivered. 16 °s YThen they that feared the LORD spake p often one to another: and the LoRD hearkened, and heard it, and a book q of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. 17 And they shall be mine, r saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my 8 jewels; s and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. 18 Then shall ye return, and t discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God, and him that serveth him not. CHAPTER IV. 1 God's judgment on the wicked, 22nd his blessing on the good, 5 Öf JElijah’s coming and office. Fo: behold, the day a cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shālībe stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn b them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.