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when the wicked devoureth tk: God's Vengeance by the Chal man that is more righteous than deans.

he ? THE HE burden which Habakkuk 14 And makest men as the fishes the prophet did see.

of the sea, as the creeping things, 20 LORD, how long shall I cry, that have no ruler over them? and thou wilt not hear! even cry 15 They take up all of them with out unto thee of violence, and thou the angle, they catch them in their wilt not save!

net, and gather them in their drag 3 Why dost thou shew me ini- therefore they rejoice and are quity, and cause me to behold glad. grievance? for spoiling and vio 16 Therefore they sacrifice unto lence are before me: and there their net, and burn incense unto are that raise up strife and con- their drag; because by them their tention.

portion is fat, and their meat pler4 Therefore, the law is slacked, teons. and judgment doth never go forth: 17 Shall they therefore empty for the wicked doth compass about their net, and not spare continually the righteous; therefore, wrong to slay the nations? judgment proceedeth.

CHAP. II. 5 1 Behold ye among the hea- The Judgment of the Chaldears.

, vellously and will work at work I and set me upon the tower, in your days, which ye will not be will watch to see what he will say lieve though it be told you. unto me, and what I shall answer

6 For lo, I raise up the Chal- when I am reproved. deans, that bitter and hasty nation, 2 And the LORD answered me, which shall march through the and said, Write the vision, and breadth of the land, to possess make it plain upon tables, that he the dwelling-places that are not may run that readeth it. theirs.

3 For the vision is yet for an ap7. They are terrible and dreadful: pointed time, but at the end it shal their judgment and their dignity speak, and not lie : though it tarry, shall

proceed of themselves. wait for it; because it will surely 8 Their horses also are swifter come, it will not tarry. than the leopards, and are more 4 Behold, his soul which is fierce than the evening, wolves: lifted up, is not upright in him: and their horsemen shall spread but the just shall live by his themselves, and their horsemen faith. shall come from far; they shall 5 1 Yea also, because he transfly as the eagle that hasteth to gresseth by wine, he is a proud eat.

man, neither keepeth at home, who 9 They shall come all for vio- enlargeth his desire as hell, and is lence: their faces shall sup up as as death, and cannot be satisfied, the east wind, and they shall ga- but gathereth unto him all nather the captivity as the sand. tions, and heapeth unto him all

10 And they shall scoff at the people : kings, and the princes shall be a 6 Shall not all these take up : scorn unto them: they shall de- parable against him, and a taunride every strong hold; for they ing proverb against him, and say, shall heap dust, and take it. Wo to him that increaseth that

11 Then shall his mind change, which is not his! how long? and and he shall pass over, and offend, to him that ladeth himself with imputing this his power unto his thick clay! god.

7 Shall they not rise up suddenly
12 | Art thou not from everlast- that shall bite thee, and awake that
ing, O Lord my God, my, Holy shall vex thee, and thou shalt be for
One? We shall not die. O LORD, booties unto them?
thou hast ordained them for judg 8 Because thou hast spoiled many
ment; and,, O, mighty God, thou nations, all the remnant of the peo
hast established them for correction. ple shall spoil thee; because of

13 Thou art of purer eyes than men's blood, and for the violence
to behold evil, and canst not look of the land, of the city, and of all
on iniquity wherefore lookest that dwell therein.
thou upon them that deal treach 9 Wo to him that coveteth an
orously, and holdest thy tongue evil covetousness to his house, that


Chaldeans' judgment. CHAP. III. God's majesty described
he may set his nest on high, that he heavens, and the earth was full of
may be delivered from the power his praise.
of evil!

4 And his brightness was as the
10 Thou hast consulted shame light; he had horns coming out of
to thy house by cutting off many his hand; and there was the hiding
people, and hast sinned against of his power.
thy soul.

5 Before him went the pestilence, 11 For the stone shall cry out of and burning coals went forth at his the wall, and the beam out of the feet. timber shall answer it.

6 He stood, and measured the 12 Wo to him that buildeth a earth: he beheld, and drove asuntown with blood, and establisheth der the nations, and the everlasting a city by iniquity!

mountains were scattered, the per13 Behold, is it not of the LORD petual hills did bow: his ways are of hosts that the people shall la- everlasting., bour in the very fire, and the people 7 I saw the tents of Cushan in shall weary themselves for very affliction : and the curtains of the vanity ?

land of Midian did tremble. 14 For the earth shall be filled 8 Was the LORD displeased with the knowledge of the glory of against the rivers ? was thine anger the LORD, as the waters cover the against the rivers ? was thy wrath bea.

against the sea, that thou didst ride 15.? Wo unto him that giveth his upon thy horses, and thy chariots neighbour drink, that puttest thy of salvation ? bottle to him, and makest him 9 Thy bow. was made quite drunken also, that thou mayest naked, according to the oaths

of look on their nakedness!

the tribes, even thy word. Selah. 16 Thou art filled with shame Thou didst cleave the earth with for glory: drink thou also, and rivers. let thy foreskin be uncovered: 10 The mountains saw thee, and the cup of the LORD's right hand they trembled: the overflowing of shall be turned unto thee, and the water passed by: the deep shameful spewing shall be on thy uttered his voice, and lifted up his glory.

hands on high. 17 For the violence of Lebanon 11 The sun and moon stood shall cover thee, and the spoil of still in their habitation: at the beasts, which made them afraid, light of thine arrows, they went, because of men's blood, and for and at the shining of thy glittering th violence of the land, of the spear. city, and of all that dwell there 12 Thou didst march through in.

the land in indignation, thou didst 18 | What profiteth the graven thresh the heathen in anger. image that the maker thereof hath 13 Thou wentest forth for the graven it; the molten image, and a salvation of thy people, even for teacher of lies, that the maker of salvation with thine anointed; his work trusteth therein, to make thou woundedst the head out of the dumb idols?

house of the wicked, by discover19 Wo unto him that saith to ing the foundation unto the neck. the wood, Awake; to the dumb Selah. stone, Arise, it shall teach ! Be 14 Thou didst strike through with hold,'it is laid over with gold and his staves the head of his villages : silver, and there is no breath at they came out as a whirlwind to all in the midst of it.

scatter me: their rejoicing was as 20 But the LORD is in his holy to devour the poor secretly. temple: let all the earth keep si 15 Thou didst walk through the lence before him.

sea with thy horses, through the CHAP. III.

heap of great waters.
The Prayer of Habakkuk. 16 When I heard, my belly

PRAYER of Habakkuk the trembled ; my quivered at

prophet upon Shigionoth. voice: rottenness entered into my
26 LORD, I have heard thy bones, and I trembled in myself,
speech and was afraid : O LORD, that I might rest in the day of
revive thy work in the midst of trouble: when he cometh up unto
the years, in the midst of the the people, he will invade thom
years make known; in wrath re- with his troops.
inember mercy.

17 1 Although the fig-tree shall 3 God came from Teman, and not blossom, neither shall fruit be the Holy One from mount Paran. in the vines; the labour of the Selah. His glory covered the olive shall fail, and the fields shali


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Judgments against Judah ZEPHANIAH, for divers sins yield no meat; the flock shall be 19 The Lord God is my strength, cut off from the fold, and there shall and he will make my feet like be no herd in the stalls:

hinds' feet, and he will make me 18 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, to walk upon my high places. To I will joy in the God of my salva- the chief singer on my stringed in tion.





that time, that I will search JeruGod's Judgments against Judah. salem with candles, and punish the NHE word of the LORD which men that are settled on their lees:

came unto Zephaniah the son that say in their heart, The LORD of Cushi, the son of Gedaliah, the will not do good, neither will be son of Amariah, the son of Hiz- do evil. kiah, in the days of Josiah the son 13 Therefore, their goods shal of Amon, king of Judah.

become a booty, and their houses 2 I will utterly consume all a desolation: they shall also build things from off the land, saith the houses, but not inhabit them; and LORD.

they shall plant vineyards, but not 3 I will consume man and beast; drink the wine thereof. I will consume the fowls of the 14 The great day of the LORD is heaven, and the fishes of the sea, near, it is near, and hasteth greatand the stumbling-blocks with the ly, even the voice of the day of the wicked ; and I will cut off man LORD: the mighty man shall cry from off the land, saith the LORD. there bitterly.

4 I will also stretch out my hand 15 That day is a day of wrath, upon Judah and upon all the in- a day of trouble and distress, a habitants of Jerusalem; and I will day of wasteness and desolation, cut off the remnant of Baal from a day of darkness and gloominess, this place, and the name of the a day of clouds and thiek dark Chemarims with the priests;

ness, 5 And them that worship the 16 A day of the trumpet and host of heaven upon the house- alarm against the fenced cities, tops; and them that worship and and against the high towers. that swear by the LORD, and that 17 And I will bring distress upon swear by Malcham;

men, that they shall walk like 6 And them that are turned back blind men, because they have sin from the LORD;, and those that ned against the LORD: and their have not sought the LORD, nor in- blood shall be poured out as dust. quired for him.

and their flesh as the dung. 7 Hold thy peace at the presence 18 Neither their silver nor their of the Lord GOD: for the day of gold shall be able to deliver then the LORD is at hand: for the in the day of the LORD's wrathi LORD hath prepared a sacrifice, but the whole land shall be de he hath bid his guests.

youred by the fire of his jea8 And it shall come to pass in lousy: for he shall make even a the day of the Lord's sacrifice, speedy riddance of all them that that I will punish the princes, and dwell in the land. the king's children, and all such

CHAP. II. as are clothed with strange ap An Exhortation to Repentance. parel.

NATHER yourselves together 9 In the same day also will I yea, gather together, O nation punish all those that leap on the not desired; threshold, which fill their masters' 2 Before the decree bring forth, houses with violence and deceit. before the day pass as the chaff,

10 And it shall come to pass in before the fierce anger of the that day,,, saith the LORD, that Lord come upon you, before the there shall be the noise of a cry day of the LORD's anger come from the fish-gate, and a howling upon you. from the second, and a great 3 Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek crashing from the hills.

of the earth, which have wrought 11 Howl, ye inhabitants of Mak- his judgment; seek righteousness, tesh, for all the merchant people seek meekness: it may be ye shall are cut down; all they that bear be hid in the day of the LORD'S silver are cut off.

anger. 12 And it shall come to pass at 4 For Gaza shall be foreaker,


Judgments upon Moab, &c. CHAP. III. Jerusalem reproved and Ashkelon a desolation : they lie down in every one that passshall drive out Ashdod at the eth by her shall hiss, and wag his noon-day, and Ekron shall be hand. rooted up.

CHAP. III. 5 Wo unto the inhabitants of the Jerusalem sharply reproved.

то rethites !

polluted, to the against you;0 Canaan, the land of city,

2 She obeyed not the voice; she thee, that there shall be no inha- received not correction; she trusted bitant.

not in the LORD; she drew not near 6 And the sea coast shall be to her God. dwellings, and cottages for shep 3 Her princes within her are herds, and folds for flocks.

roaring lions; her judges are even7 And the coast shall be for the ing wolves; they gnaw not the remnant of the house of Judah ; bones till the morrow. they shall feed thereupon: in the 4 Her prophets are light and houses of Ashkelon shall they lie treacherous persons: her priests down in the evening : for the have polluted the sanctuary, they LORD their

God shall visit have done violence to the law. them, and turn away their cap 5 The just LORD is in the midst tivity.

thereof; he will not do iniquity : 8 TI have heard the reproach of every morning doth he bring his Moab, and the revilings of the judgment to light, he faileth not; children of Ammon, whereby they but the unjust knoweth no shame. have reproached my people, and 6 I have cut off the nations: their magnified themselves against their towers are desolate; I made their border.

streets waste, that none passeth by : 9 Therefore, as I live, saith the their cities are destroyed, so that LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, there is no man, that there is none Surely Moab shall be as Sodom, inhabitant. and the children of Ammon as 7 I said, Surely thou wilt fear Gomorrah, even the breeding of me, thou wilt receive instruction ; nettles, and salt-pits, and a perpe- so their dwelling should not be tual desolation: the residue of my cut off, howsoever I punished people shall spoil them, and the them: but they rose early, and remnant of my people shall possess corrupted all their doings. them.

8 T Therefore, wait ye upon me, 10 This shall they have for their saith the LORD, until the day pride, because they have re- that I rise up to the prey : for my proached and magnified themselves determination is to gather the against the people of the LORD of nations, that I may assemble the hosts.

kingdoms, to . pour upon them 11 The LORD will be terrible mine indignation, even all my unto them; for he will famish all fierce anger: for all the earth shall the gods of the earth; and men be devoured with the fire of my shall worship him, every one from jealousy. his place, even all the isles of the 9 For then will I turn to the heathen.

people a pure language, that they 12 Ye Ethiopians also, ye shall may all call upon the name of the be slain by my sword.

LORD, to serve him with one con 13 And he will stretch out his sent. hand against the north, and destroy 10 From beyond the rivers of Assyria ; and will make Nineveh a Ethiopia my suppliants, even the desolation, and dry like a wilder-daughter of my dispersed, shall ness.

bring mine offering, 14 And flocks shall lie down in 11 In that day shalt thou not be the midst of her, all the beasts of ashamed for all thy doings, wherethe nations: both the cormorant in thou hast transgressed against and the bittern shall lodge in the me: for then I will take away out of upper lintels of it; their voice the midst of thee them that rejoice shall sing in the windows; desola- in thy pride, and thou shalt no tion shall be in the thresholds : for more be haughty because of my he shall uncover the cedar work. holy mountain. 15 This is the rejoicing city that

12 I will also leave in the midst dwelt carelessly, that said in her of thee an afflicted and poor peoheart, I am, and there is none be-ple, and they shall trust in the sides me: how is she become a name of the LORD. desolation, a place for beasts to 13 The remnant of Israel shall


Salvation promised to Zion. HAGGAI, Rebuilding of the Temple not do iniquity, nor speak lies ; | save, he will rejoice over thee with neither shall a deceitful tongue be joy ; be will rest in his love, he will found in their mouth: for they joy over thee with singing. shall feed and lie down, and none 18 I will gather them that are shall make them afraid.

sorrowful for the solemn assembly, 14 TT Sing, o daughter of Zion; who are of thee, to whom the reshout, Israel; be glad and re- proach of it was a burden. joice with all the heart, o daughter 19 Behold, at that time I will of Jerusalem.

undo all that afflict thee: and I 15 The LORD bath taken away will save her that halteth, and gathy judgments, he hath cast out ther her that was driven out; and I thine enemy: the King of Israel, will get them praise and fame in even the LORD, is in the midst of every land where they have been thee: thou shalt not see evil any put to shame. more.

20 At that tịme will I bring for 16 In that day it shall be said to again, even in the time that I Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to gather you: for. I will make you a Zion, Let not thy hands be name and a praise among all peoslack.

ple of the earth, when I turn back 17 The LORD thy God in the your captivity before your eyes, midst of thee is mighty; he will saith the LORD.


of my house that is waste, and Haggai reproveth the People. ye run every man unto his own I Nithe second year of Darius the house,

10 Therefore, the heaven over first day of the month, came the you is stayed from dew, and the word of the LORD by Haggai the earth is stayed from her fruit. prophet unto Zerubbabel the son 11 And I called for a drought of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, upon the land, and upon the moun and to Joshua the son of Josedech, tains, and upon the corn, and upon the high priest, saying,

the new wine, and upon the oil, 2 Thus speaketh the LORD of and upon that which the ground hosts, saying, This people say, bringeth forth, and upon men, and The time is not come, the time upon cattle, and upon all the labour that the LORD's house should be of the hands. built.

12 T Then Zerubbabel the son of 3 Then came the word of the Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of LORD by Haggai the prophet, say- Josedech, the high priest, with all ing Is it time for you, O ye, to the voice of the LORD their God dwell in your ceiled houses, and and the words of Haggai the prothis house lie waste?

phet, as the LORD their God had 5 Now, therefore, thus saith the sent him, and the people did fear LORD of hosts; Consider your before the LORD. ways.

13 Then spake Haggai the 6 Ye have sown much,, and LORD's messenger in the LORD'S bring in little ; ye eat, but ye have message unto the people, saying, I not enough; ye drink, but ye are am with you, saith the LORD. not filled with drink; ye clothe 14 And the LORD stirred up the you, but there is none warm; and spirit of Zerubbabel the son of he that earneth wages, earneth Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and wages to put it into a bag with the spirit of Joshua the son of holes.

Josedech, the high priest, and the 7 T Thus saith the LORD of spirit of all the remnant of the hosts; Consider your ways. people; and they came and did

8 Go up to the mountain, and work in the house of the LORD of bring, wood, and build the house; hosts, their God, and I will take pleasure in it, and 15 In the four and twentieth day I will be glorified, saith the of the sixth month, in the second LORD.

year of Darjus the king. 9 Ye looked for much, and lo, it

CHAP. II. came to little; and when ye brought The Glory of the Second Temple. it liome, I did blow upon it. Why? IN the seventh month, in the saith the LORD of hosts. Because one and twentieth day of the



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