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8 Ezek. 16. 16, 25.

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? Or, hewed it for thyself larger than their's. I Ezek. 16. 26, 23. & 23. 2-20.

8 Or, thou providedst

room.

9 Or, thou respectedst the king.

k ch. 30. 6. Ezek. 16.33. & 29. 16. Hos. 7. 11. & 12. 1.

1 Jer. 2. 25.

6 Among the smooth stones of the stream is thy portion; they, they are thy lot even to them hast thou poured a drink offering, thou hast offered a meat offering. Should I receive comfort in these?

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78 Upon a lofty and high mountain hast thou set thy bed: even thither wentest thou up to offer sacrifice.

8 Behind the doors also and the posts hast thou set up thy remembrance: for thou hast discovered thy self to another than me, and art gone up; thou hast enlarged thy bed, and made thee a covenant with them; Ithou lovedst their bed where thou sawest it.

9 And thou wentest to the king ointment, and didst increase perfumes, and didst send thy messengers far off, and didst debase thyself even unto hell.

10 Thou art wearied in the greatness of thy way; 'yet saidst thou not, There is no hope: thou hast found the life of thine hand; therefore

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2 Or, living. thou wast not grieved.

m ch. 51. 12,

13.

11 And m of whom hast thou been afraid or feared, that thou hast lied, and hast not remembered me, nor P. 50. 21. laid it to thy heart? have not I held my peace even of old, and thou fearest me not?

12 I will declare thy righteousness, and thy works; for they shall not profit thee.

Promises to the penitent.

13 ¶ When thou criest, let thy companies deliver thee; but the wind shall carry them all away; vanity shall take them but he that putteth his trust in me shall possess the land, and shall inherit my holy mountain;

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& 62. 10.

14 And shall say, Cast ye up, cast och. 40. 8. ye up, prepare the way, take up the stumblingblock out of the people. way of my

15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, P whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

16 For I will not contend for

P Job 6. 10. Luke 1. 49.

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Ps. 68. 4. Zech. 2. 13. 51.17.& ch. 66. 2.

r Ps. 34. 18.

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138.6.

Ps. 147. 8. ch. 61. 1. t Ps. 85. 5. Mic. 7. 18.

ever, neither will I be always wroth: 103.9. for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls" which I have made.

17 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on 2frowardly in the way of his heart..

18 I have seen his ways, and a will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.

u Num. 16. 22. Job 34. 14. Heb. 12.9. * Jer. 6. 13. y ch. 8. 17. & 45. 15. I ch. 9. 13. 2 Heb.turn

ing away.

a Jer. 8. 22.

ch. 61. 2.

• Heb.13.15.

Eph. 2. 17.

19 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, Acts 2.39. and to him that is near, saith the LORD; and I will heal him.

20 But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt. 21 f There is no peace, God, to the wicked.

saith my

Job 15. 20, Prov. 4. 16.

&c.

fch. 48. 22.

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Hypocrisy is reproved.

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d Zech. 7.5. Lev. 16.29. 2 Or, to afflict his soul for a day?

ISAIAH, LIX.

do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high.

The sins of the Jews.

CHAPTER LIX.

1 The damnable nature of sin. 3 The sins of the Jews. 9 Calamity is for sin. 16 Salvation is only of God. 20 The covenant of the Redeemer.

5 Is it a such a fast that I have
chosen? 2 a day for a man to afflict
his soul? is it to bow down his head BEE

as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth Esth. 4.3. and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD?

Job 2.8.

Dan. 9. 8. Jonah 3. 6.

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7 Heb. droughts.

8 Heb. lie, or, deceive.

p ch. 61. 4.

4 ch.56.2.

Job 22. 26.

Deut. 32. 13. & 33. 29.

t ch.1.20. & 40.5.

Mic. 4.4.

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8¶m Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; "the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward.

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9 Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger,

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and speaking vanity;

10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon day:

11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in 'drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

12 And they that shall be of thee P shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:

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EHOLD, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:

2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

3 For byour hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness. 4 None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.

5 They hatchcockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eateth of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.

6 d Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands.

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7 Their feet run to evil, and they Prov.1.16. make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.

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8 The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.

5 Heb. breaking.

Or, right. Ps. 125. 5.

Prov. 2. 15.

9 ¶ Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but & Jer. 8. 15. behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.

10 b We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noon day as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men.

29.

Deut. 28. Job 5. 14.

Amos 8. 9.

11 We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for ch. 38. 14. judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.

12 For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them;

13 In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood. 14 And judgment is turned away

Ezek. 7. 16.

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evil in his eyes.

1 Ezek. 22. 30.

m Mark 6. 6. n Ps. 98. 1. ch. 63. 5.

• Eph. 6. 14, 17. 1Thess. 5.8.

p ch. 63. 6. 4 Heb. re

16 And he saw that there was no man, and m wondered that there was no intercessor: " therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him.

17 For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke.

18 PAccording to their deeds, accompences. cordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies; to the islands he will repay

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the access of the Gentiles.

dance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the 2 forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.

6 The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall shew forth the praises of the LORD.

ВЕРОДЕ CHRIST cir. 698.

2 Or,wealth.

ver. 11. ch. 61. 6. 8 Gen. 25.4. Ps. 72. 10. ch. 61. 6.

Matt. 2. 11.

7 All the flocks of k Kedar shall * Gen.25.18. be gathered together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: they shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, and 'I will Hag.2.7,9. glorify the house of my glory.

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8 Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows? 9 m Surely the isles shall wait form PB. 72. 10. me, and the ships of Tarshish first, "to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, Punto Zech. 14.14. the name of the LORD thy God, and PJer. 3. 17. to the Holy One of Israel, becausech. 55. 5. he hath glorified thee.

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10 And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee: for tin my wrath I smote thee, " but in my favour have I had mercy on thee.

n Gal. 4. 26. • Ps. 68.30.

rZech. 6.15. ch. 49. 28. tch. 57. 17. ch.54.7,8.

Rev. 21. 24.

* Rev.21.25.

11 Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; they shall not be shut day nor night; that men may bring unto thee the forces of the wealth. Gentiles, and that their kings may be brought.

3

ver. 5.

y Zech. 14.

Matt. 21.44.

12 For the nation and kingdom 17,19 that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.

& 41. 19.

13 The glory of Lebanon shall ch. 35. 2. come unto thee, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious.

14 The sons also of them that af

■ See 1 Chr.

28. 2

Ps. 132. 7.

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fch. 26.1.

& Rev.21.23. & 22.5.

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19 The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an Zech. 2.5. everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.

1 See Amos 8.9.

20 Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended. 21 Thy people also shall be all Pa. 37. 11, righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.

Ich. 2.1. Rev. 21. 27.

22.

Matt. 5. 5. m ch. 61. 3. Matt. 15. 18. John 15. 2.

n ch. 29. 23. & 45.11. Eph. 2.10.

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22 A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: Matt.13.81, I the LORD will hasten it in his time.

82.

ch. 11. 2. Luke 4. 18. John 1. 82. & 3. 34.

b Ps. 45.7.

Ps. 147. 3. ch. 57.15. d ch. 42.7. See Jer. 34.

8.

eSeaLev.25.

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? ch. 84. 8. & 63. 4. & 66. 14. Mal. 4. 1, 3. 2 Thess. 1.7, 8,9.

sch. 57. 18. Matt. 5. 4.

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3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty Ps. 30. 11. for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, 'the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

1 ch. 60. 21.

John 15.8.

1 ch. 49.8. * 58. 12.

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4 T And they shall 'build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.

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5 And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.

6 "But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call Rev. 1.6.& you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.

5. 10.

• ch. 60. 5,

11, 16.

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8 For I the LORD love judgment, a Ps. 11. 7. I hate robbery for burnt offering;rch. 1.11,18. and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting.ch. 55. &. covenant with them.

9 And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring among the people: all that see them shall acknowledge them, that t ch. 65. 29. they are the seed which the LORD hath blessed.

10 "I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righte ousness, as a bridegroom 'decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations. CHAPTER LXII.

The fervent desire of the prophet to confirm

the church in God's promises. 5 The office of the ministers (unto which they are incited) in preaching the gospel, 10 and preparing the people thereto.

FOR Zion's sake will I not hold

my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.

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2 a And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name.

3 Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.

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4 Thou shalt no more be termed Hos. 1. 10. Forsaken; neither shall thy land anych. 49. 14. more be termed 'Desolate: but thou & 54.6, 7. shalt be called 'Hephzi-bah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.

5 For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee.

6 I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never

My delight That is,

is in her.

Married.

6 Heb. with the joy of

the bride

groom.

g ch. 65. 19. & 83. 7.

Ezek.8.17.

Christ sheweth his

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2 Or, ye that are the LORD'S

remem

brancers.

8 Heb. silence.

ich. 61. 11. Heb. If I

Zeph. 3. 20.

give, &c.

k Deut. 28. 31, &c. Jer. 5. 17.

ISAIAH, LXIII.

hold their peace day nor night: "ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence,

7 And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem la praise in the earth.

8 The LORD hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, 'Surely I will no more give thy corn to be meat for thine enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink thy wine, for the which thou hast laboured:

9 But they that have gathered it shall eat it, and praise the LORD; and they that have brought it together shall drink it 1in the courts of my holiness. 10 Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; ch. 11. 12. gather out the stones; lift up a

1 See Deut. 12. 12. & 14. 23, 26. & 16. 11, 14.

m ch. 40. 8. & 57. 14.

• Zech. 9. 9.

Matt. 21. 5. John 12.15. pch. 40. 10.

Rev. 22. 12. 5 Or, recompence.

a ver. 4.

• Heb. decked.

Rev. 19.13.

b Lam. 1.15. Rev. 14. 19,

m

standard for the people.

11 Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his Preward is with him, and his work before him.

12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.

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CHAPTER LXIII.

1 Christ sheweth who he is, 2 what his victory over his enemies, 7 and what his mercy toward his church. 10 In his just wrath he remembereth his free mercy. 15 The church in their prayer, 17 and complaint, profess

their faith.

WHO

HO is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.

2 Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat?

3 I have trodden the winepress 20. & 19. 15. alone; and of the people there was none with me; for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my 4 For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.

c ch. 34. 8. & 61. 2.

d ch. 41. 28. & 59, 16. eJohn 16.32.

f Pa. 98. 1. ch. 39. 16.

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raiment.

5 d And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own farm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me.

6 And I will tread down the peoRev. 16.6.ple in mine anger, and make them

power to save.

drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth.

7 ¶ I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the LORD, and the praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD hath bestowed on us,' and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses.

8 For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Saviour.

9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.

10 T But they m rebelled, and n vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.

11 Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying, Where is he that P brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his his flock? where is he that put holy Spirit within him?

12 That led them by the right hand of Moses with his glorious arm, 'dividing the water before them, to make himself an everlasting name? 13 That led them through the deep, as an horse in the wilderness, that they should not stumble?

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14 As a beast goeth down into the valley, the Spirit of the LORD caused him to rest: so didst thou lead thy people, "to make thyself a glorious name.

15 Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory: where is thy zeal and thy strength, the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me? are they restrained?

16 Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham bbe ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O LORD, art our father, 'our redeemer; thy name is from everlasting. 17 O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and a hardened our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants' sake, the tribes of thine inheritance.

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