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God's blessing promised. ZECHARIAH, Christ's peaceable kingdom. remnant of this people to possess

3 And Tyrus did build herself a all these things.

strong hold, and heaped up silver 13 And it shall come to pass, that as the dust, and fine gold as the as ye were a curse among the hea- mire of the streets. then, Ohr ise of Judah, and house 4 Behold, the LORD will cast ber of Israel, so will I save you, and out, and he will smite her power in ye shall be a blessing : fear not, but the sea ; and she shall be devoured let your hands be strong.

with fire. 14 For thus saith the LORD of 5 Ashkelon shall see it, and fear; hosts; As I thought to punish you, Gaza also shall see it, and be very when your fathers provoked me to sorrowful, and Ekron; for her exwrath, saith the LORD of hosts, and pectation shall be ashamed; and I repented not:

the king shall perish from Gaza, and 15 So again have I thought in Ashkelon shall not be inhabited. these days to do well unto Jerusa 6 And a bastard shall dwell in lem and to the house of Judah: Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride fear ye not.

of the Pbilistines. 16 1 These are the things that ye 7 And I will take away his blood shall do; Speak ye every man the out of his mouth, and his abominstruth to his neighbour; execute tions from between his teeth: but the judgment of truth and peace he that remaineth, even he, shall in your gates :

be for our God, and he shall be as 17 And let none of you imagine a governor in Judah, and Ekroe evil in your hearts against his as a Jebusite. neighbour ; and love no false oath : 8 And I will encamp about my for all these are things that I hate, house because of the army,

because saith the LORD.

of him that passeth by, and because 18 | And the word of the LORD of him that returneth: and no op of hosts came unto me, saying, pressor shall pass through them

19 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; any more: for now have I seea The fast of the fourth month, and with mine eyes. the fast of the fifth, and the fast 9 ! Rejoice greatly, O daughter of the seventh, and the fast of the of Zion; shout, o daughter of Je tenth, shall be to the house of rusalem: behold, thy King cometh Judah joy and gladness, and cheer- unto thee: he is just, and having ful feasts; therefore love the truth salvation; lowly, and riding upon and peace.

an ass, and upon a colt the foal of 20 Thus saith the LORD of hosts : an ass. It shall yet come to pass, that there 10 And I will cut off the chariot shall come people, and the inhabi- from Ephraim, and the horse from tants of many cities :

Jerusalem, and the battle-bow shal 21 And the inhabitants of one be cut off: and he shall speak peace city shall go to another, saying, unto the heathen: and his dominion Let us go speedily to pray before shall be from sea even to sea, and the LORD, and to seek the LORD from the river even to the ends of of hosts: I will go also.

the earth. 22 Yea, many people and strong 11 As for thee also, by the blood nations shall come to seek the of thy covenant I have sent forth LORD of hosts in Jerusalem, and to thy prisoners out of the pit wherein pray before the LORD.

is no water. 23 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; 12 I Turn you to the strong holdt, In those days it shall come to pass, ye prisoners of hope : even to-day that ten men shall take hold, out of do I declare that I will render dowall languages of the nations, even ble unto thee; shall take hold of the skirt of him 13 When I have bent Judah for that is a Jew, saying, We will go me, filled the bow with Ephraim, with you: for we have heard that and raised up thy sons, o Zion. God is with you.

against thy sons, O Greece, and CHAP. IX.

made thee as the sword of a mighty God will defend his Church. man. THE burden of the word of the 14 And the LORD shall be seen

LORD in the land of Hadrach, over them, and his arrow shall go and Damascus shall be the rest forth as the lightning: and the Lord thereof: when the eyes of man, as God shall blow the trumpet, and of all the tribes of Israel, shall be shall go with whirlwinds of the toward the LORD.

south. 2 And Hamath also shall border 15 The LORD of hosts shall dethereby; Tyrus and Zidon, though fend them; and they shall derour it be very wise.

and subdue with sling-stones; and


God is to be sought unto. CHAP. XI. Jerusalem's destruction. they shall drink, and make a noise gather them out of Assyria; and I as through wine ; and they shall be will bring

them into the land of filled like bowls, and as the cor- Gilead and Lebanon and place ners of the altar.

shall not be found for them. 16 And the LORD their God shall 11 And he shall pass through the save them in that day as the flock sea with affliction, and shall smite of his people : for they shall be as the waves in the sea, and all the the stones of a crown, lifted up as deeps of the river shall dry up: an ensign upon his land.

and the pride of Assyria shall be 17 For how great is his goodness, brought down, and the sceptre of and how great is his beauty! corn Egypt shall depart away. shall make the young men cheerful, 12 And I will strengthen them in and new wine the maids.

the LORD; and they shall walk up CHAP. X.

and down in his name, saith the God is to be sought, and not Idols. LORD.

CHAP. XI. A linge of the Love breathing so the

time of the latter rain; so the The Destruction of Jerusalem, &c. LORD shall make bright clouds; OPE

thy doors, 0 Lebanon, give

that the fire may devour thy every one grass in the field.

cedars. 2 For the idols have spoken 2 Howl, fir-tree, for the cedar is vanity, and the diviners have seen fallen; because the mighty are spoila lie, and have told false dreams; led: howl, O ye oaks of Bashan; they comfort in vain: therefore for the forest of the vintage is come they went their way as a flock, they down. were troubled because there was 3 | There is a voice of the howlno shepherd.

ing of the shepherds; for their 3 Mine anger was kindled against glory is spoiled: a voice of the the shepherds, and I punished the roaring of young lions; for the goats: for the LORD of hosts hath pride

of Jordan is spoiled. visited his flock the house of Judah, 4 Thus saith the LORD my God; and hath made them as his goodly Feed the flock of the slaughter; horse in the battle.

5 Whose possessorg slay them, 4 Out of him came forth the cor- and hold themselves not guilty : ner, out of him the nail, out of him and they that sell them say, Blessed the battle-bow, out of him every be the LORD; for I am rich: and oppressor together.

their own shepherds pity them 5 And they shall be as mighty not. men, which tread down their ene 6 For I will no more pity the mies in the mire of the streets in inhabitants of the land, saith the the battle and they shall fight, LORD: but lo, I will deliver the because the LORD is with them, men every one into his neighbour's and the riders on horses shall be hand, and into the hand of his confounded.

king: and they shall smite the land, 6 And I will strengthen the house and out of their hand I will not deof Judah, and I will save the house liver them. of Joseph, and I will bring them 7 And I will feed the flock of again to place them; for I have slaughter, even you, O poor of the mercy upon them: and they shall flock. And I took unto me two be as though I had not cast them staves; the one I called Beauty, off: for I am the LORD their God, and the other I called Hands; and and will hear them.

I fed the flock. 7 And they of Ephraim shall be 8 Three shepherds also I cut off like a mighty man, and their heart in one month ; and my soul loathed shall rejoice as through wine : yea, them, and their soul also abhorred their children shall see it, and be me. glad; their heart shall rejoice in 9 Then said I, I will not feed the LORD.

you: that that dicth, let it die; 8 I will hiss for them, and gather and that that is to be cut off, let it them; for I have redeemed them: be cut off; and let the rest eat, and they shall increase as they every one the flesh of another. have increased.

10' And I took my staff, even 9 And I will sow them among Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I the people: and they shall remem- might break my covenant which I ber me in far countries; and they had made with all the people. shall live with their children, and 11 And it was broken in that turn again.

day: and so the poor of the flock 10 I will bring them again also that waited upon me knew that it out of the land of Egypt, and I was the word of the LORD.


The rejection of Israel. ZECHARIAH, Judah's restoration

12 And I said unto them, If ye left: and Jerusalem shall be inha think good, give me my price; and bited again in her own place, edes if not, forbear. So they weighed in Jerusalem. for my price thirty pieces of sil 7 The LORD also shall save the

tents of Judah first, that the glory 13 And the LORD said unto me, of the house of David and the glory Cast it unto the potter : a goodly of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do price that I was prized at of them. not magnify themselves against And I took the thirty pieces of sil- Judah. ver, and cast them to the potter in 8 In that day shall the Lord dethe house of the LORD.

fend the inhabitants of Jerusalem: 14 Then I cut asunder mine other and he that is feeble among them staff, even Bands, that I might at that day shall be as David,

and break the brotherhood between Ju- the house of David shall be as God. dah and Israel.

as the angel of the LORD before 15 And the LORD said unto me, them. Take unto thee yet the instruments 9 T And it shall come to pass in of a foolish shepherd.

that day, that I will seek to destroy 16 For lo, I will raise up a shep- all the nations that come against herd in the lan which shall not Jerusalem. visit those that be cut off, neither 10 And I will pour upon the shall seek the young one, nor heal house of David, and upon the ir that that is broken, nor feed that habitants of Jerusalem, the spint that standeth still : but he shall eat of grace and of supplications: ani the flesh of the fat, and tear their they shall look upon me whom they claws in pieces.

have pierced, and they shall mours 17 Wo to the idol shepherd that for him, as one mourneth for kis leaveth the flock! the sword shall only son, and shall be in bitterness be upon his arm, and upon his right for him, as one that is in bitterness eye: his arm shall be clean dried for his first-born. up, and his right eye shall be utter 11 In that day shall there be a ly darkened.

great mourning in Jerusalem, & CHAP. XII.

the mourning of Hadadrimmau The Restoration of Judah. in the valley of Megiddon. THE burden of the word of the

12 And the land shall moun, LORD for Israel, saith the every family apart; the family el LORD, which stretcheth forth the the house of David apart, and theit heavens, and layeth the foundation wives apart; the family of the of the earth, and formeth the spirit house of Nathan apart, and theu of man within him.

wives apart; 2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem 13 The family of the house of a cup of trembling unto all the peo- Levi apart, and their wives apart; ple round about, when they shall the family of Shimei apart, and be in the siege both against Judah their wives aparti, and against Jerusalem.

14 All the families that remain 3 1 And in that day will I make every family apart, and their wive Jerusalem a burdensome stone for apart. all people: all that burden them

CHAP. XIII. selves with it shall be cut in pieces, A Fountain for Sin, &c. though all the people of the earth IN that day there shall be a fomu

4 In that day, saith the LORD, I vid and to the inhabitants of Je will smite every horse with asto- rusalem for sin and for uncleannishment, and his rider with mad- ness. ness: and I will open mine eyes 2 T And it shall come to pass in upon the house of Judah, and will that day, saith the LORD of hosts, smite every horse of the people that I will cut off the names of the with blindness.

idols out of the land, and they shall 5 And the governors of Judah no more be remembered : and also shall say in their heart, The inha- I will cause the prophets and the bitants of Jerusalem shall be my unclean spirit to pass out of the strength in the LORD of hosts their land. God.

3 And it shall come to pass, that 6 T In that day will I make the when any shall yet prophesy, then governors of Judah like a hearth of his father and his mother that fire among the wood, and like a begat him shall say unto him, torch of fire in a sheaf; and they Thou shalt not live; for thou shall devour all the people round speakest lies in the name of the about, on the right hand and on the LORD: and his father and his

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Jerusalem's repentance. CHAP. XIV. Christ's death foretold mother that begat him shall thrust the days of Uzziah king of Judah : him through when he prophesieth. and the LORD my God shall come,

4 And it shall come to pass in and all the saints with thee. that day, that the prophets shall be 6 And it shall come to pass in ashamed every one of his vision, that day, that the light shall not bo when he hath prophesied; neither clear, nor dark : shall they wear a rough garment to 7 But, it shall be one day which deceive:

shall be known to the Lord, not 5 But he shall say, I am no pro- day, nor night: but it shall come to phet, I am a husbandman; for pass, that at evening time it shall man taught me to keep cattle from be light. my youth.

8 And it shall be in that day, that 6 And one shall say unto him, living waters shall go out from What are these wounds in thy Jerusalem; half of them toward hands? Then he shall answer, the former sea, and half of them Those with which I was wounded toward the hinder sea : in summer in the house of my friends.

and in winter shall it be. 7 || Awake, o sword, against 9 And the LORD shall be King my Shepherd, and against the man over all the earth: in that day shall that is my fellow, saith the LORD there be one LORD, and his name of hosts : smite the Shepherd, and one. the sheep shall be scattered, and 10 All the land shall be turned as I will turn my hand upon the little a plain from Geba to Rimmon, ones.

south of Jerusalem: and it shall be 8 And it shall come to pass, that lifted up, and inhabited in her in all the land, saith the LORD two place, from Benjamin's gate unto parts therein shall be cut off and the place of the first gate, unto the die ; but the third shall be left corner-gate,, and from the tower therein.

of Hananeel unto the king's wine 9 And I will bring the third part presses. through the fire, and will refine 11 And men shall dwell in it, and them as silver is refined, and will there shall be no more utter destructry them as gold is tried, they shall tion; but Jerusalem shall be safely call on my name, and I will hear inhabited. them: I will say, It is my people; 12 1 And this shall be the plague and they shall say, The LORD is wherewith the LORD will smite all

the people that have fought against CHAP. XIV.

Jerusalem; Their flesh shall conChrist's Coming and Kingdom. sume away while they stand upon

EHOLD, the day of the LORD their feet, and their eyes shall condivided in the midst of thee. tongue shall consume away in their

2 For I will gather all nations mouth. against Jerusalem to battle; and 13 And it shall come to pass in the city shall be taken, and the that day, that a great tumult from houses rifled, and the women ra- the LORD shall be among them; vished; and half of the city shall and they shall lay hold every one go forth into captivity, and the re- on the hand of his neighbour, and sidue of the people shall not be cut his hand shall rise up against the off from the city.

hand of his neighbour., 3 Then shall the LORD go forth, 14 And Judah also shall fight at and fight against those nations, as Jerusalem; and the wealth of all when he fought in the day of the heathen round about shall be battle.

gathered together, gold, and sil4 || And his feet shall stand in ver, and apparel, in great abunthat day upon the mount of Olives, dance. which is before Jerusalem on the 15 And so shall be the plague of east, and the mount of Olives shall the horse, of the mule, of the cacleave in the midst thereof toward mel, and of the ass, and of all the the east and toward the west, and beasts that shall be in these tents, there shall be a very

great valley; as this plague. and half of the mountain shall re 16 And it shall come to pass, move toward the north, and half of that every one that is left of all the it toward the south.

nations which came against Jeru5 And ye shall flee to the valley salem, shall even go up from year of the mountains ; for the valley to year to worship the King, the of the mountains shall reach unto LORD of hosts, and to keep the Azal: yea, ye shall flee like as ye feast of tabernacles. fled from before the earthquake in 17 And it shall be, that whoso

my God.

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Israel's ingratitude MALACHI, and impiety, reprored will not come up of all the families 20 1 In that day shall there be of the earth unto Jerusalem to wor- upon the bells of the horses, HOLIship the King, the LORD of hosts, NESS UNTO THE LORD, and even upon them shall be no rain. the pots in the LORD's house shall

18 And if the family of Egypt go be like the bowls before the alnot up, and come not, that have no tar. rain; there shall be the plague, 21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem wherewith the LORD will smite the and in Judah

shall be holiness unto heathen that come not up to keep the LORD of hosts: and all they the feast of tabernacles.

that sacrifice shall come and take 19 This shall be the punishment of them, and seethe therein : and of Egypt, and the punishment in that day there shall be no more of all nations that come not up to the Canaanite in the house of the keep the feast of tabernacles. LORD of hosts.


will he regard your persons ? saith Israel's Ingratitude to God. the LORD of hosts. VE burden of the word of the 10 Who is there even among

LORD to Israel by Malachi. you that would shut the doors for 2 I have loved you, saith the nought? neither do ye kindle fere LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein hast on mine altar for nought. I have thou loved us? Was not Esau Ja- no pleasure in you, saith the LORD cob's brother? saith the LORD: of hosts, neither will I accept an yet I loved Jacob,

offering at your hand. 3 And I hated Esau, and laid his 11 For, from the rising of the mountains and his heritage waste sun even unto the going down of for the dragons of the wilder- the same, my name shall be great ness.

among the

Gentiles; and in every 4 Whereas Edom saith, We are place incense shall be offered unto impoverished, but we will return my name, and a pure offering: for and build the desolate places; thus my name shall be great among saith the LORD of hosts, They shall the heathen, saith the LORD of build, but I will throw down; and hosts. they shall call them, The border of 12 1 But ye have profaned it, in wickedness, and, The people that ye say, The table of the LORD against whom the LORD hath in- is polluted'; and the fruit thereof, dignation for ever.

even his meat, is contemptible. 5 And your eyes shall see, and ye 13 Ye said also, Behold, what a shall say, The LORD will be weariness is it! and ye have snuff magnified' from the border of Ls- ed at it, saith the LORD of hosts ; rael.

and ye brought that which was 61 A son honoureth his father, torn, and the lame,

and the sick; and a servant his master: if then I thus ye brought

an offering: should be a father, where is my honour? I accept this of your hand ? saith and if I be a master, where is my the LORD. fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto 14 But cursed be the deceiver, you, o priests, that despise my which hath in his flock a male, and name. And ye say, Wherein haver voweth, and sacrificeth unto the we despised thy name?

LORD a corrupt thing: for I am a 7 Ye offer polluted bread upon great King, saith the LORD of mine altar; and ye say, Wherein hosts, and my name is dreadful have we polluted thee? In that ye among the heathen. say, The table of the LORD is con

CHAP. II. temptible.

The Priests sharply reproved. critice, din nofterithe ani de fuego A commandment es por estou. fer the lame and sick, is it not evil? 2 If ye will not hear, and if

ye offer it now unto thy governor; will not lay it to heart, to give will he be pleased with thee, or ac- glory unto my name, saith the çept thy person ? saith the LORD of LORD of hosts, I will even send a hosts.

curse upon you, and I will curse 9 And now, .I pray you, beseech your blessings; yea, I have cursed God that he will be gracious unto them already, because ye do not w; this hath been by your means: Ilay it to heart.


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