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The blasphemy of Rabshakeh. ISAIAH. The deep affliction of Hezekiah.

6 Lo, thou trustest in the staff of this ļout of my hand, that the Lord should de. broken reed, on Egypt; whereon if a man liver Jerusalem out of my hand? lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce 21 But they held their peace, and anit: so is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all that swered him not a word: for the king's trust in him.

commandment was, saying, Answer him 7 But if thou say to me, We trust in the not. LORD our God: is it not be, whose high 22 | Then came Eliakim the son of places and whose altars Hezekiah hath Hilkiah, that was over the household, and taken away, and said to Judah and to Je- Shebna tbe scribe, and Joah, the son of rusalem, Ye shall worship before this altar? Asaph, the recorder, to Hezekiab with 8 Now therefore give pledges, I pray their clothes rent, and told him the words

1 thee, to my master the king of Assyria, of Rabshakeh. and I will give thee two thousand horses,

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kiah heard that rent his clothes, 9 How then wilt thou turn away the face and covered himself with sackcloth, and of one captain of the least of my master's went into the house of the LORD. servants, and put thy trust on Egypt for 2 And he sent Eliakim, who was over chariots and for horsemen?

the household, and Shebna the scribe, and 10 And am I now come up without the the elders of the priests covered with LORD against this land to destroy it? the sackcloth, unto Isaiah the propbet the son Lord said unto me, Go up against this of Amoz. land, and destroy it.

3 And they said unto him, Thus saith 11 Then said Eliakim, and Shebna,and Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, Joah,unto Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray thee, and of rebuke, and of blasphemy: for the unto thy servants in the Syrian language ; children are come to the birth, and there is

; for we understand it: and speak not to us not strength to bring forth. in the Jews' language, in the ears of the 4 It may be the LORD thy God will bear people that are on the wall.

the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king 12 | But Rabshakeh said, Hath my of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach master sent me to thy master and to thee the living God, and will reprove the words to speak these words? hath he not sent me which the LORD thy God hath heard: to the men that sit upon the wall, that they wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remmay eat their own dung, and drink their nant that is left. own piss with you?

5 So the servants of king Hezekiah 13 Then Rabshakeh stood, and cried came to Isaiahı. with a loud voice in the Jews' language, 6 | And Isaiah said unto them, Thus and said, Hear ye the words of the great shall ye say unto your master, Thus saith king, the king of Assyria.

the LORD, Be not afraid of the words that 14 Thus saith the king, Let not Heze-thou hast heard, wherewith the servants or kiah deceive you: for he shall not be able the king of Assyria have blasphemed me. to deliver you.

7 Behold; I will send a blast upon him, 15 Neither let Hezekiah make you trust and he shall hear a rumour, and return to in the LORD, saying, The Lord will surely his own land ; and I will cause him to fall deliver us: this city shall not be delivered by the sword in his own land. into the hand of the king of Assyria. 8 | So Rabshakeh returned, and found

16 Hearken not to Hezekiah: for thus the king of Assyria warring against Libsaith the king of Assyria, Make an agree- nah: for he had heard that he was dement with me by a present, and come out parted from Lachish. to me: and eat ye every one of his vine, 9 And he heard say concerning Tire and every one of bis fig-tree, and drink hakah king of Ethiopia, He is come forth ye every one the waters of his owncistern; to make war with thee. And when he

17 Until I come and take you away to a heard it, he sent messengers to Hezekiah, land like your own land, a land of corn saying, and wine, a land of bread and vineyards. 10 Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah

18 Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you, king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God in saying, The LORD will deliver us. Hath whom thou trustest, deceive thee, saying; any of the gods of the nations delivered his Jerusalem shall not be given into the hand land out of the hand of the king of Assyria? of the king of Assyria.

19 Where are the gods of Hamath and 11 Behold, thou hast heard what the Arpad? where are the gods of Sephar- kings of Assyria have done to all lands by vaim? and have they delivered Samaria destroying them utterly; and shalt thou be out of my hand?

delivered? 20 Who are they among all the gods of 12 Have the gods of the nations deliverthese lands, that have delivered their landled them which my fathers have destroyed,

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The judgment on bad shepherds. CHAP. XXXIV. The kingdom of Christ. shepherds; Wo be to the shepherds of Is- and will bind up that which was broken, rael that do feed themselves! should not and will strengthen that which was sick! the shepherds feed the flocks?

but I will destroy the fat and the strong ; I 3 Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with will feed them with judgment. the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye 17 And as for you, O my flock, thus feed not the flock.

saith the Lord God; Behold, I judge be4 The diseased have ye not strengthen-tween cattle and cattle, between the rams ed, neither have ye healed that which was and the he-goats. sick, neither have ye bound up that which 18 Seemeth it a small thing unto you to was broken, neither have ye brought again have eaten up the good pasture, but ye that which was driven away, neither have must tread down with your feet the residue ye sought that which was 'lost; but with of your pastures? and to have drunk of the force and with cruelty have ye ruled them. deep waters, but ye must foul the residue

5 And they were scattered, because with your feet? there is no shepherd : and they became 19 And as for my flock, they eat that meat to all the beasts of the field, when which ye have trodden with your feet they were scattered.

and they drink that which ye have fouled 6 My sheep, wandered through all the with your feet.

. mountains, and upon every high hill: yea, 20 | Therefore thus saith the Lord God my lock was scattered upon all the face of unto them ; Behold, I, even I, will judge the earth, and none did search or seek between the fat cattle and between the after theni.

lean cattle. 7. Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the 21 Because ye have thrust with side word of the LORD;

and with shoulder, and pushed all the dis8 As I live, saith the Lord God, surely eased with your homs, till ye have scatterbecause my flock became a prey, and my ed them abroad; flock became meat to every beast of the 22 Therefore will I save my flock, and field, because there was no shepherd, nei- they shall no more be a prey; and I will ther did my shepherds search for my flock, judge between cattle and cattle. but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed 23 And I will set up one Shepherd over not my flock;

them, and he shall feed them, even my ser9 Therefore, Oye shepherds, hear the vant David; he shall feed them, and he word of the LORD;

shall be their shepherd. 10 Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, 24 And I the Lord will be their God, I am against the shepherds; and I will re- and my, servant David a prince among quire my flock at their hand, and cause them ; I the LORD have spoken it. them to cease from feeding the flock; nei- 25 And I will make with them a covether shall the shepherds feed themselves nant of peace, and will cause the evil any more ; for I will deliver my flock from beasts to cease out of the land : and they their mouth, that they may not be meat for shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and them.

sleep in the woods. 11 | For thus saith the Lord God; Be- 26 And I will make them and the places hold, 1, even I, will both search my sheep, round about my hill a blessing; and I will and seek them out.

cause the shower to come down in his sea12 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock son; there shall be showers of blessing, in the day that he is among his sheep that 27 And the tree of the field shail yield are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, her fruit, and the earth shall yield her inand will deliver them out of all places crease, and they shall be safe in their land, where they have been scattered in the and shall know that I am the LORD, when cloudy and dark day.

I have broken the bands of their yoke, and 13 And I will bring them out from the delivered them out of the hand of those people, and gather them from the coun- that served themselves of them. tries, and will bring them to their own 28 And they shall no more be a prey to land, and feed them upon the mountains of the heathen, neither shall the beasts of the Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabit- land devour them; but they shall dwell ed places of the country.

safely, and none shall make them afraid. 14 I will feed them in a good pasture, 29 And I will raise up for them a plant and upon the high mountains of Israel shall of renown, and they shall be no more contheir fold be: there shall they lie in a good sumed with hunger in the land, neither fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed bear the shame of the heathen any more. upon the mountains of Israel.

30 Thus shall they know that I the LORD 15 I will feed my flock, and I will cause their God am with them, and that they, them to lie down, saith the Lord God. even the house of Israel, are my people,

16 I will seek that which was lost, and saith the Lord Gon. bring again that which was driven away, 31 And ye my lock, the flock of my

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The judgment of mount Seir. EZEKIEL.

Israel is comforted. pasture, are' men, and I am your God,l. 2 Thus saith the Lord God; Because saith the Lord God.

the enemy hatb said against you, Aha, even CHAP. XXXV.

the ancient high places are ours in posses. Mcame unto me, saying, TOREOVER the word of the LORD sion:

3 Therefore prophesy and say, Thus 2 Son of man,- set thy face against saith the Lord God; Because they have mount Seir, and prophesy against it, made you desolate, and swallowed you up

3 And say unto it, Thus saith the Lord on every side, that ye might be a possesGod; Behold, O mount Seir, I am against sion unto the residue of the heathen, and thee, and I willstretchoutmine hand against ye are taken up in the lips of talkers, and thee, and I will make thee most desolate. are an infamy of the people:

4 I will lay thy cities waste, and thou 4 Therefore, ye mountains of Israel, shalt be desolate, and thou shalt know that hear the word of the Lord God; Thus I am the Lord.

saith the Lord God to the mountains, and 5 Because thou hast had a perpetual to the hills, to the rivers, and to the val. hatred, and hast shed the blood of the leys, to the desolate wastes, and to the children of Israel by the force of the sword cities that are forsaken, which became a in the time of their calamity, in the time prey and derision to the residue of the that their iniquity had an end :

heathen that are round about; 6 Therefore, as I livé, saith the Lord 5 Therefore thus saith the Lord God God, I will prepare thee unto blood, and Surely in the fire of my jealousy have blood shall pursue thee: since thou hast not spoken against the residue of the heathen, hated blood, even blood shall pursue thee. and against all Idumea, which have ap

7 Thus will I make mount Seir most pointed my land into their possession with desolate, and cut off from it him that pass. the joy of all their heart, with despiteful eth out and him that returneth.

minds, to cast it out for a prey. 8 And I will fill his mountains with his 6 Prophesy therefore concerning the slain men: in thy hills, and in thy valleys, land of Israel, and say unto the mountains, and in all thy rivers, shall they fall that and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the are slain with the sword.

valleys, Thus saith the Lord God; Be9 I will make thee perpetual desola- hold, I have spoken in my jealousy and in tions, and thy cities shall not return: and my fury, because ye have borne the shame ye shall know that I am the LORD. of the heathen:

10 Because thou hast said, These two 7 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; nations and these two countries shall be I have lifted up my hand : Surely the mine, and we will possess it; whereas the heathen that are about you, they shall bear LORD was there :

their shame. 11 Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord 8 T But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye God, I will even do according to thine shall shoot forth your branches, and yield anger, and according to thine envy which your fruit to my people of Israel; for they thou hast used out of thy hatred against are at hand to come. them; and I will make myself known 9 For behold, I am for you, and I will among them, when I have judged thee. turn unto you, and ye shall be tilled and

12 And thou shalt know that I am the sown: LORD, and that I have heard all thy blas- 10 And I will multiply men upon you, phemies which thou hast spoken

against all the house of Israel, even all of it: and the mountains of Israel, saying, They are the cities shall be inhabited, and the wastes laid desolate, they are given us to consume. shall be builded :

13 Thus with your mouth ye have 11 And I will multiply upon you man boasted against me, and have multiplied and beast; and they shall increase and your words against me: I have heard them. bring fruit': and I will settle you after

14 Thus saith the Lord God; When the your old estates, and will do better unto whole earth rejoiceth, I will make thee you than at your beginnings: and ye shall desolate.

know that I am the LORD. 15 As thou didst rejoice at the inherit. 12 Yea, I will cause men to walk upon ance of the house of Israel, because it was you, even my people Israel; and they shall desolate, so will I do unto thee: thou shalt possess thee, and thou shalt be their in. be desolate, O mount Seir, and all Idu- heritance, and thou shalt no more hencemea, even all of it: and they shall know forth bereave them of men. that I am the LORD.

13 Thus saith the Lord God; Because CHAP. XXXVI.

they say unto you, Thou land 'devourest L$O, thou son of man, prophesy unto up men, and hast bereaved thy nations ; mountains of Israel, hear the word of the more, neither bereave thy nations any LORD:

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The cause of her rejection. CHAP. XXXVII. The resurrection of dry bonues.

15 Neither will I cause men to hear in31 Then shall ye remember your own thee the shame of the heathen any more, evil ways, and your doings that were not neither shalt thou bear the reproach of the good, and shall loathe yourselves in your people any more, neither shalt thou cause own sight for your iniquities, and for your thy nations to fall any more, saith the Lord abominations. Gop.

32 Not for your sakes do I this, saith 16 | Moreover the word of the LORD the Lord God, be it known unto you: be came unto me, saying,

ashamed and confounded for your own 17 Son of man, when the house of Israel ways, O house of Israel. dwelt in their own land, they defiled it by 33 Thus saith the Lord God; In the their own way and by their doings: their day that I shall have cleansed you from way was before me as the uncleanness of all your iniquities I will also cause you to a removed woman.

dwell in the cities, and the wastes shall 18 Wherefore I poured my fury upon be builded. them for the blood that they had shed upon 34 And the desolate land shall be tilled, the land, and for their idols wherewith whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all they had polluted it:

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passed by. 19 And I scattered them among the 35 And they shall say, This land that heathen, and they were dispersed through was desolate is become like the garden of the countries : according to their way and Eden; and the waste and desolate and according to their doings I judged them. ruined cities are become fenced, and are

20 And when they entered unto the inhabited. heathen, whither they went, they profaned 36 Then the heathen that are left round my holy name, when they said to them, about you shall know that I the LORD These are the people of the LORD, and build the ruined places, and plant that are gone forth out of his land.

that was desolate: I the LORD have spoken 21 T But I had pity for mine holy name, it, and I will do it. which the house of Israel had profaned 37 Thus saith the Lord God; I will get among the heathen, whither they went. for this be inquired of by the house of Is

22 Therefore say unto the house of Is- rael, to do it for them; I will increase rael, Thus saith the Lord God; I do not them with men like a flock. this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for 38 As the holy flock, as the flock of Je. mine holy name's sake, which ye have pro-rusalem in her solemn feasts ; so shall the faned among the heathen, whither ye went. waste cities be filled with flocks of men:

23 And I will sanctify my great name, and they shall know that I am the LORD. which ye have profaned in the midst of THEchaarried me out in the Spirit of

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CHAP. XXXVII.

of the , them; and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, saith the Lord God, when I the LORD, and set me down in the midst shall be sanctified in you before their eyes. of the valley which was full of bones,

24 For I will take you from among the 2 And caused me to pass by them round heathen, and gather you out of all coun- about: and behold, there were very many in tries, and

will bring you into yourown land. the open valley; and lo, they were very dry. 25 | Then will 1 sprinkle clean water 3 And he said unto me, Son of man, upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all can these bones live? and I answered, 0 your filthiness, and from all your idols, Lord God, thou knowest. will I cleanse you.

4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy 26 A new heart also will I give you, and upon these bones, and say unto them, O a new spirit will I put within you : and I ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. will take away the stony heart out of your 5 Thus saith the Lord God unto these flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh. bones ; Behold, I will cause breath to

27 And I will put my Spirit within you, enter into you, and ye shall live: and cause you to walk in my statutes, and 6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. will bring up desh upon you, and cover

28 And ye shall dwell in the land that I you with skin, and put breath in you, and gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my ye shall live ; and ye shall know that I people, and I will be your God.

am the LORD. 29 I will also save you from all your

7 So ! prophesied as I was commanded: uncleannesses: and I will call for the corn, and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and will increase it, and lay no famine and behold a shaking, and the bones camo upon you.

together, bone to his bone. 30 And I will multiply the fruit of the 8 And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and tree, and the increase of the field, that ye the flesh came up upon them, and the skin shall receive no more reproach of famine covered them above: but there was no among the heathen,

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Christ's kingdom promised. EZEKIEL. The army and malice of Gog.

9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto transgressions : but I will save them out of the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to all their dwelling-places, wherein they the wind, Thus saith the Lord God; Come have sinned, and will cleanse them: so from the four winds, O breath, and breathe shall they.be my people, and I will be upon these slain, that they may live. their God.

10 So I prophesied as he commanded 24 And David my servant shall be king me, and the breath came into them, and over them; and they all shall have one they lived, and stood up upon their feet, shepherd : they shall also walk in my an exceeding great army.

judgments, and observe my statutes, and 11 | Then he said unto me, Son of man, do them. these bones are the whole house of Israel 25 And they shall dwell in the land that behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and I have given unto Jacob my servant, whereour hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts. in your fathers have dwest, and they shall

12 Therefore prophesy and say unto dwell therein, even they, and their chilthem, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, dren, and their children's children for O my people, I will open your graves, and ever: and my servant David shall be their cause you to come up out of your graves, prince for ever. and bring you into the land of Israel. 26 Moreover I will make a covenant of

13 And ye shall know that I am the Lord, peace with them; it shall be an everlastwhen I have opened your graves, O my peo-ing covenant with them: and I will place ple, and brought you up out of your graves, them, and multiply them, and will set my

14 And shall put my Spirit in you, and sanctuary in the midst of them forevermore. ye shall live, and I shall place you in

your 27 My tabernacle also shall be with own land: then shall ye know that I the them: yea, I will be their God, and they Lord, have spoken it, and performed it, shall be my people. saith the LORD.

28 And the heathen shall know that I 15 T The word of the LORD came again the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my unto me, saying,

sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for 16 Moreover, thou son of man, take thee evermore. one stick, and write upon it, For Judah,

CHAP. XXXVIII. and for the children of Israel his com- ND the word of the LORD came unto

AN panions: then take another stick, and write

me, saying, upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, 2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog, and for all the house of Israel his com- the land of Magog, the chief prince of Mepanions :

shech and Tubal, and prophesy against 17 And join them one to another into him, one stick; and they shall become one in 3 And say, Thus saith the Lord God; thine hand.

Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the 18 1 And when the children of thy peo- chief prince of Meshech and Tubal ple shall speak unto thee, saying, Wilt thou 4 And I will turn thee back, and put not shew us what thou meanest by these ? hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee

19 Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord forth, and all thine army, horses and horseGod; Behold, I will take the stick of Jo- men, all of them clothed with all sorts of seph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, armour, even a great company with buckand the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will lers and shields, all of them handling put them with him, even with the stick of swords : Judah, and make them one stick, and they 5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with shall be one in mine hand.

them; all of them with shield and helmet: 20 T And the sticks whereon thou writestí 6 Gomer, and all his bands; the house shall be in thine hand before their eyes. of Togarmah of the north quarters, and

21 And say unto them. Thus saith the all his bands : and many people with thee. Lord God; Behold, I will take the chil- 7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for dren of Israel from among the heathen, thyself, thou, and all thy company that whither they be gone, and will gather are assembled unto thee, and be thou a them on every side, and bring them into guard unto them. their own land:

8 ? After many days thou shalt be visit. 22 And I will make them one nation in ed: in the latter years thou shalt come the land upon the mountains of Israel; and into the land that is brought back from the one king shall be king to them all: and sword, and is gathered out of many peothey shall be no more two nations, neither ple, against the mountains of Israel, which shall they be divided into two kingdoms have been always waste: but it is brought any more at all :

forth out of the nations, and they shall 23 Neither shall they defile themselves dwell safely all of them. any more with their idols, nor with their 9 Thou shalt ascend and come like a detestable things, nor with any of their storm, thou shalt be likc a cloud to cover

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