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for an ensign of the people; to it ger is turned away, and thou comshall the Gentiles seek: and his fortedst me. rest shall be glorious.

2 Behold, God is my salvation; I 11 And it shall come to pass in will trust, and not be afraid : for the that day, that the LORD shall set his LORD JEHOVAH is my strength hand again the second time to re and my song; he also is become my cover the remnant of his people, salvation. which shall be left, from Assyria, 3 Therefore with joy shall ye and from Egypt, and from Pathros, draw water out of the wells of saland from Cush, and from Elam, and vation. from Shinar, and from Hamath, and 4 And in that day shall ye say, from the islands of the sea.

Praise the LORD, call upon his 12 And he shall set up an ensign name, declare his doings among the for the nations, and shall assemble people, make mention that his name the outcasts of Israel, and gather to is exalted. gether the dispersed of Judah from 5 Sing unto the LORD; for he the four corners of the earth.

hath done excellent things: this is 13 The envy also of Ephraim known in all the earth. shall depart, and the adversaries of 6 Cry out and shout, thou inhaJudah shall be cut off: Ephraim bitant of Zion: for great is the shall not envy Judah, and Judah Holy One of Israel in the midst of shall not vex Ephraim.

thee. 14 But they shall Ay upon the shoulders of the Philistines toward

CHAP. XIII. the west; they shall spoil them of the east together: they shall lay THE burden of Babylon, which their hand upon Edom and Moab; Isaiah the son of Amoz did see. and the children of Ammon shall 2 Lift ye up a banner upon the obey them.

high mountain, exalt the voice un15 And the LORD shall utterly to them, shake the hand, that they destroy the tongue of the Egyptian may go into the gates of the nosea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river, 3 I have commanded my sancand shall smite it in the seven tified ones, I have also called my streams, and make men go over mighty ones for mine anger, even dryshod.

them that rejoice in my highness. 16 And there shall be an highway 4 The noise of a multitude in the for the remnant of his people, which mountains, like as of a great people; shall be left, from Assyria; like as it a tumultuous noise of the kingdoms was to Israel in the day that he came of nations gathered together : the up out of the land of Egypt.

LORD of hosts mustereth the host of

the battle. CHAP. XII.

5 They come from a far country,

from the end of heaven, even the AND in that day thou shalt say, O LORD, and the weapons of his inLORD, I will praise thee: though dignation, to destroy the whole thou wast angry with me, thine an- land.


6 Howl ye; for the day of the their houses shall be spoiled, and LORD is at hand; it shall come as a their wives ravished. destruction from the Almighty.'

17 Behold, I will stir up the . Therefore shall all hands be Medes against them, which shall faint, and every man's heart shall not regard silver; and as for gold, melt:

they shall not delight in it. 8 And they shall be afraid: pangs 18 Their bows also shall dash the and sorrows shall take hold of them ; young men to pieces; and they they shall be in pain as a woman shall have no pity on the fruit of that travaileth : they shall be amazed the womb; their eye shall not spare one at another; their faces shall be children. as flames.

19 And Babylon, the glory of 9 Behold, the day of the LORD kingdoms, the beauty of the Chalcometh, cruel both with wrath and dees' excellency, shall be as when fierce anger, to lay the land deso God overthrew Sodom and Gomorlate : and he shall destroy the sin

rah. ners thereof out of it.

20 It shall never be inhabited, 10 For the stars of heaven and neither shall it be dwelt in from gethe constellations thereof shall not neration to generation: neither shall give their light: the sun shall be the Arabian pitch tent there; neither darkened in his going forth, and the shall the shepherds make their fold moon shall not cause her light to there. shine.

21 But wild beasts of the desert 11 And I will punish the world for shall lie there; and their houses their evil, and the wicked for their ini shall be full of doleful creatures ; quity; and I will cause the arrogan and owls shall dwell there, and cy of the proud to cease, and will lay satyrs shall dance there. low the haughtiness of the terrible. 22 And the wild beasts of the

12 I will make a man more pre islands shall cry in their desolate cious than fine gold; even a man houses, and dragons in their pleathan the golden wedge of Ophir. sant palaces : and her time is near

13 Therefore I will shake the to come, and her days shall not be heavens, and the earth shall remove prolonged. out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day

CHAP. XIV. of his fierce anger.

14 And it shall be as the chased For the LORD will have mercy roe, and as a sheep that no man tak on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, eth up: they shall every man turn and set them in their own land: to his own people, and fee every and the strangers shall be joined one into his own land.

with them, and they shall cleave to 15 Every one that is found shall the house of Jacob. be thrust through; and every one 2 And the people shall take them, that is joined unto them shall fall by and bring them to their place: and the sword.

the house of Israel shall possess 16 Their children also shall be them in the land of the LORD for dashed to pieces before their eyes; servants and handmaids : and they

shall take them captives, whose captives they were; and they shall rule over their oppressors.

3 And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve,

4 That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!

5 The Lord hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers.

6 He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth.

7 The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break forth into singing.

8 Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us.

9 Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming : it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.

10 All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us?

11 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.

12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations !

13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the

stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north :

14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;

17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners ?

18 All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.

19 But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.

20 Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial, because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain thy people: the seed of evildoers shall never be renowned. .

21 Prepare slaughter for his children for the iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with cities.

22 For I will rise up against them, saith the LORD of hosts, and cut off from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew, saith the LORD.

23 I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water : and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts.

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