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2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.


3 The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.

4 Ah sinful nation, a people fladen with 8 ini-i quity, a seed of evil-doers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.

5 ¶ Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more: the whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

6 From the sole of the foot even unto the head there is no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with *ointment.

7 Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.

8 And the daughter of Zion is left "as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers, as a besieged city.

A. M. 3244. the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for

B. C. 760.

a Nu.126.

b 2 Ch.c.26

De 32.1.

Je. 2. 12.

d c.63.16.

e Je.8.7.

f of heavi


g Mat. 11.28

or, sepa
Ps. 59.3.


k or, oil.

1 De. 28.51.

m the over

the widow.


18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:

20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.


21 How is the faithful city become a harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.

22 Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water:

23 Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and throw of followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.

n La 26.
o La 3.22


P Ge.19.24.
a Ps. 50.8,


r great he

s be seen.
t La. 11. 42.

24 Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies:


25 And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin:

26 And I will restore thy judges as at the u or, grief. first, and thy counsellors as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.

▾ ML.3.4.

w multiply

x bloods.
y Je. 4.14.

9 Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as P Sodom, and we should have been like un-z 1 Pe.311 to Gomorrah. a or,righten

10 Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.

b c.43.26.


11 To what purpose is the multitude of c P.51.7. your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: Id Le.26.33. am full of the burnt-offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he-goats. 12 When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to treadh my courts?


13 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is "iniquity, even the solemn meeting.

14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.

15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.



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16 Wash you, make you clean; put awayd Je.31.6. the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;

50.5. Zee.8.21,


17 Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve | Lu. 21.47.

27 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness.

28 T And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be together, and they that forsake the LORD shall be consumed.

29 For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye have desired, and ye shall be confounded for the gardens that ye have chosen. 30 For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth, and as a garden that hath no water. 31 And the strong shall be as tow, and the maker of it as a spark, and they shall both burn together, and none shall quench them. CHAPTER II.

1 Isaiah prophesieth the coming of Christ's kingdom. 6 Wickedness is the cause of God's forsaking. 10 He exhorteth to fear, because of the powerful effects of God's majesty.

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ISAIAH.-CHAP. III. shall rebuke many people: and they shall A. M. 344. beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall theyor,scythes learn war any more.

5 O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.

6 Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the east, and are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers.



7 Their land also is full of silver and gold, neither is there any end of their treasures; their land is also full of horses, neither is there any end of their chariots:

8 Their land also is full of "idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made:

9 And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself: therefore forgive them not.



h Ep.5.8
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j De. 18.14.
kor abound

Ne. 13.23.

The impudence of the people.

4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them. 5 And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable.

6 When a man shall take hold of his brother of the house of his father, saying, Thou hast De 17.17.clothing, be thou our ruler, and let this ruin be under thy hand:

n Je.2.2

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10 T Enter into the rock, and hide thee in dust. the dust, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty.

11 The lofty looks P of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.

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12 For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall a c.36.12 be brought low:

13 And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and listed up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan,

14 And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up,

Je. 38.9.

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17 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall beh made low and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.



18 And the idols he shall utterly abolish. 19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly w the earth. 20 In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats;

21 To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth. 22 Ceaseye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?

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2 The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient,


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3 The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counsellor, and the cunning ar- b Mi. 1.16. tificer, and the eloquent orator.


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7 In that day shall he swear, saying, I will not be a healer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing: make me not a ruler of the people.

8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen because their tongue and their doings are against the LORD, to provoke the keyes of his glory.

9 The show of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Wo unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.

10 Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.

11 Wo unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.

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15 What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? saith the Lord GoD of hosts.

16 Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and " wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet:

17 Therefore the LORD will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will discover their secret parts.

18 In that day the LORD will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon,

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22 The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the wimples, and the crispingpins,

23 The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the vails.

24 And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of well set hair bbaldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty.

25 Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war.

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Blessings of Christ's kingdom.




A. M. 3244.

26 And her gates shall lament and mourn; B. C. 760. and she being desolate shall sit upon f the ground.

d La. 1.4.

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3 And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is f.60.21. written among the living in Jerusalem : 4 When the LORD shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.

h Zec. 13.1.

jor, above.

k covering

1 c.25.4.

a Lu. 20.9,

5 And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon b the horn all the glory shall be a defence.

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11 Wo unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!

12 And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the LORD, neither consider the operation of his hands.

13 Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge; and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.

14 Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it. 15 And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled: 16 But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.

17 Then shall the lambs feed after their manner, and the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eat.

18 Wo unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:

19 That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!

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20 Wo unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.

21 Wo unto them that are wise in their own ▾ eyes, and prudent in * their own sight! 22 Wo unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:

23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!

24 Therefore as they fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their Am.6.5,6 blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

q Ps. 28.5.

4 What could have been done more to my p vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?

5 And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the ' hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; and break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down:

6 And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pru-u ned, nor digged; but there shall come up briars and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.

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7 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah 1 his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment, 27 None shall be weary nor stumble among but behold oppression; for righteousness, buty tongue of them; none shall slumber nor sleep; neither behold a cry.

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Ahaz comforted by Isaiah. the two tails of these smoking firebrands, for the fierce anger of Rezin with Syria, and of the son of Remaliah.

5 Because Syria, Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, have taken evil counsel against structions thee, saying,

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A. M. 3245.
B. C. 759.

a 2 Ki. 15.7.

b 1 Ki. 22. 19.
cor, the

d Eze. 1.11.

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to this.

3 And one cried unto another, and said, his glory Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts the whole earth, is full of his glory.

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6 Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, I caused it having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: 7 And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged. 8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. 9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye "indeed, but understand not; and see yer indeed, but perceive not.

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6 Let us go up against Judah, and 'vex it, and let us make a breach therein for us, and set a king in the midst of it, even the son of Tabeal:

7 Thus saith the Lord GoD, It shall not stand, neither shall it come to pass.

8 For the head of Syria is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is Rezin; and within threescore and five years shall Ephraim be broken, that it be not a people.

9 And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is Remaliah's son. If ye will not believe, surely ye shall not be established.

10 Moreover the LORD spake again unto Ahaz, saying,

11 Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above.

12 But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt the LORD.

13 And he said, Hear ye now, O house of David; Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also?

14 Therefore the LORD himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and m shall call his name "Immanuel.

15 Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

16 For before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of both her

10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with or, stock, kings. their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.

or, stem.

A. M. 3232.
B. C. 712.

a 2 Ki. 16.5.

11 Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities be wasted without in-bresteth on. habitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate,

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AND it came to pass in the days of Ahaz

the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah king of Judah, that Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up toward Jerusalem to war against it, but could not prevail against it. 2 And it was told the house of David, saying, Syria is confederate with Ephraim. And his heart was moved, and the heart of his people, as the trees of the wood are moved with the wind.


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17 The LORD shall bring upon thee, and upon thy people, and upon thy father's house, days that have not come, from the day that Ephraim departed from Judah; even the king of Assyria.

18 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.

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19 And they shall come, and shall rest all of them in the desolate valleys, and in the holes of the rocks, and upon all thorns, and upon all bushes.

20 In the same day shall the LORD shave with a razor that is hired, namely, by them beyond the river, by the king of Assyria, the head, and the hair of the feet: and it shall also consume the beard.

21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall nourish a young cow, and two sheep;

22 And it shall come to pass, for the abundance of milk that they shall give that he shall eat butter for butter and honey shall every one eat that is left in the land.

23 And it shall come to pass in that day, that m Mat 1.23. every place shall be, where there were a thousand vines at a thousand silverlings, it shall even be for briers and thorns.

n or, thou,

o Je. 16. 16.
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3 Then said the LORD unto Isaiah, Go forth now to meet Ahaz, thou, and Shear Jashub thy son, at the end of the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fuller's field; 4 And say unto him, Take heed, and be quiet; fear not, neither be faint-hearted formidat of.

24 With arrows and with bows shall men come thither; because all the land shall become briers and thorns.

25 And on all hills that shall be digged with the mattock, there shall not come thither the

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3 And I went unto the prophetess; and she conceived, and bare a son. Then said the LORD to me, Call his name Maher-shalal-hash-baz. 4 Ford before the child shall have knowledge to cry, My father, and my mother, the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria shall be taken away before the king of Assyria. 5 The LORD spake also unto me again, saying,

6 Forasmuch as this people refuseth the waters of Shiloah & that go softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah's son;

IX. 21 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall he hasten-fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward.

The judgments upon Israel.

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speed, &c.


d c.7.16.

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that is be-
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king of
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away the

f 2Ki. 15.29.
c. 17.3.

A. M. 3263.

B. C. 741.
g Ne.3.15.

Jn. 9.7.
h c.7.16,17.


of the breadth of thy land shall be the stretchings out of his winga.

k or, yet. 1 c.37.36.

7 Now therefore, behold, the LORD bringeth up upon them the waters of the river, strong.36.1,&c. and many, even the king of Assyria, and all his glory and he shall come up over all his channels, and go over all his banks:


8 And he shall pass through Judah; he shall overflow and go over, he shall reach even to the neck; and the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel. 9 Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries: gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces.



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q Lu. 12.5.

Eze. 11.16.
Mat 13.57

8 1 Pe. 2.8.

u Re.5.1,5.
v Pr.8.8,9.
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x Hab.2.3.

y He.2.13.

z Lu. 16.29.

a morning.

10 Take counsel together, and it shall come 50.10. to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us. 11 For the LORD spake thus to me " with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying, 12 Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; b Pr.19.3. neither P fear ye their fear, nor be afraid. 13 Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.

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17 And I will wait upon the LORD, that hi-h meat. deth his face from the house of Jacob, and i La.211. I will look for him.

18 Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.

19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?

J Mat. 28. 18.
k He.1.8.
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4d For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian. 5 For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.

6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.


7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no mend, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this. 8 The LORD sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel.

9 And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in the pride and stoutness of heart,

10 The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycamores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars. 11 Therefore the LORD shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him, and " join his enemies together;

12 The Syrians before, and the Philistines behind; and they shall devour Israel with

open mouth. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

13 For the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them, neither do they seek the LORD of hosts.

14 Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day.

15 The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is a mingle. the tail.


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20 To the law and to the testimony: if they or called their young men, neither shall have mercy on speak not according to this word, it is because

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