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ch. 9.

9. 1.

him was Eleazar the son of Phinees, Lord; but he made us gracious before
and with them were Josabdus the son the kings of Persia, so that they gave
of Jesus and Moeth the son of S&- us *food, 81 and glorified the temple of
bannus, the Levites: all was delivered our Lord, and raised up the desolate
them by number and weight. 64 And all Sion, to give us a sure abiding in Jewry
the weight of them was written up the and Jerusalem. 82 And now, O Lord,
same hour. 65 Moreover they that were what shall we say, having these things ?

come out of the captivity offered sacri. for we have transgressed thy 7.9 fices unto the Lord, sthe God of Israel, ments, which thou gavest by the hand

even twelve bullocks for all Israel, four of thy servants the prophets, saying, + Cp. Ezra score and sixteen rams, 66t threescore 83 That the land, which ye enter into to

and twelve lambs, goats for a peace possess as a heritage, is a land polluted
offering, twelve; all of them a sacrifice with the pollutions of the strangers of
to the Lord. 67 And they delivered the the land, and they have filled it with

king's commandments unto the king's their uncleanness. 84 Therefore now " See ch. 2 stewards, and to the governors of u Cele- shall ye not join your daughters unto

syria and Phænicia; and they honoured their sons, neither shall ye take their

the people and the temple of the Lord. daughters unto your sons. 85 Neither + For ver. 68 v Now when these things were done, shall ye seek to have peace with them see Ezra

the principal men came unto me, and for ever, that ye may be strong, and eat
said, 69 The nation of Israel, and the the good things of the land, and that ye
princes, and the priests and the Levites, may leave it for an inheritance anto
have not put away from them the strange your children for evermore. 86 And all
people of the land, % nor the unclean that is befallen is done unto us for our
nesses of the Gentiles, to wit, of the wicked works and great sins: for thou,
Canaanites, Hittites, Pherezites, Jebus- O Lord, didst make our sins light, 87 and

ites, and the Moabites, Egyptians, and didst give unto us such va root: but we te Cp. Ezra w Edomites. 70 For both they and their have turned back again to transgress

sons have married with their daughters, thy law, in mingling ourselves with the
and the holy seed is mixed with the uncleanness of the heathen of the land.
strange people of the land; and from 888 Thou wast not angry with us to
the beginning of this matter the rulers destroy us, till thou a hadst left us nei. «Cp. Mal. 4.
and the nobles have been partakers of ther vroot, seed, nor name. 890 Lord
this iniquity. 71 And as soon as I had of Israel, thou art true: for we are left
heard these things, I rent my clothes, va root this day. 90 Behold, now are
and my holy garment, and plucked the we before thee in our iniquities, for we
hair from off my head and beard, and cannot stand any longer before thee by
sat me down sad and full of heaviness. reason of these things.
72 So all they that were moved at the 910 And as Esdras in his prayer made For rer.
word of the Lord, s the God of Israel, his confession, weeping, and lying flat
assembled unto me, whilst I mourned upon the ground before the temple, there
for the iniquity: but I sat still full of gathered unto him from Jerusalem a
heaviness until the evening sacrifice. very great throng of men and women
73 Then rising up from the fast with my and children: for there was great weep-
clothes and my holy garment rent, and ing among the multitude. 92 Then Je.
bowing my knees, and stretching forth chonias the son of Jeelus, one of the
my hands unto the Lord, 74 I said, O sons of Israel, called out, and said, O
Lord, I am ashamed and confounded Esdras, we have sinned against the
before thy face; 75 for our sins are mul. Lord God, we have married strange
tiplied above our heads, and our errors women of the heathen of the land, and
have reached up unto heaven, 76 ever now is all Israel 4 aloft. 93 Let us make
since the time of our fathers; and we an oath unto the Lord herein, that we
are in great sin, even unto this day. will put away all our wives, which we
77 And for our sins and our fathers' we have taken of the strangers, with their
with our brethren and our kings and children, 94 like as seemeth good unto
our priests were given up unto the kings thee, and to as many as do obey the
of the earth, to the sword, and to cap- law of the Lord. 95 Arise, and put in
tivity, and x for a prey with shame, unto execution: for to thee doth this matter
this day. 78 And now in some measure appertain, and we will be with thee to
hath mercy been shewed unto us from do valiantly. 96 So Esdras arose, and


thee, O Lord, that there should be left took an oath of the chief of the priests y Cp. Isai. us va root and a name in the place of and Levites of all Israel to do after these

thy sanctuary; 79 and to discover unto things; and so they sware.

us a light in the house of the Lord our ic Then Esdras rising from the For ver. * Cp. Ezra God, and to give us z food in the time of 9 court of the temple went to the

1-4 our servitude. 80 Yea, when we were chamber of Jonas the son of Eliasib, in bondage, we were not forsaken of our 2 and lodged there, and did eat no bread

91--98, see Ezra 10. 1-5.

* Judith 7.

37. 31.

9. &

see Ezra 10, 6-8.

I Noadiah the son of Binnui. 2 Another reading is, nor their uncleannesses, to wit, of the Gentiles, de,

3 Or, Wast thou not &c. * Or, exalted Deut. 28. 13.

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ch. 5. 47.

See Josh. 7. 19.

nor drink water, mourning for the great cilement for their error. 21 And of the
iniquities of the multitude. 3 And there sons of Emmer; Ananias, and Zabdeus,
was made proclamation in all Jewry and and Manes, and 6 Sameus, and ? Hiereel,
Jerusalem to all them that were of the and 8 Azarias. 22 And of the sons of
captivity, that they should be gathered ? Phaisur; Elionas, Massias, Ismael, and
together at Jerusalem: 4 and that who- Nathanael, and 10 Ocidelus, and 11 Saloas.
soever met not there within two or three 23 And of the Levites; Jozabdus, and
days, according as the elders that bare Semeis, and 12 Colius, who was called
rule appointed, their cattle should be 13 Calitas, and 14 Patheus, and Judas, and
seized to the use of the temple, and Jonas. 24 Of the holy singers; 15 Elia.
himself cast ont from the multitude of sibus, Bacchurus. 25 Of the porters;
them that were of the captivity.

Sallumus, and 16 Tolbanes. 26 Of Israel, d For ver.

5d And in three days were all they of of the sons of 17 Phoros; 18 Hiermas, and

the tribe of Judah and Benjamin ga. 19 Ieddias, and Melchias, and 20 Maelus, see Ezra

thered together at Jerusalem: this was and Eleazar, and 21 Asibias, and Banneas.
the ninth month, on the twentieth day 27 Of the sons of Ela; Matthanias, Za-

of the month. 6 And all the multitude charias, and 22 Jezrielus, and Oabdius, . ver. 38, 41. sat together trembling in the broad and Hieremoth, and 23 Aedias. 28 And

place before the temple because of the of the sons of 24 Zamoth; 25 Eliadas,
present foul weather. 7 So Esdras arose 26 Eliasimus, 27 Othonias, Jarimoth, and
up, and said unto them, Ye have trans. 28 Sabathus, and 20 Zardeus. 29 Of the
gressed the law and married strange sons of Bebai ; Joannes, and Ananias,
wives, thereby to increase the sins of and 30 Jozabdus, and 31 Ematheis. 30 Of
Israel. 8 And now make confession and the sons of 82 Mani; 33 Olamus, 84 Mamu.
"give glory unto the Lord, the God of chus, 35 Jedeus, Jasubus, and 36 Jasaelus,
our fathers, 9 and do his will, and sepa- and Hieremoth. 31 And of the sons of
rate yourselves from the heathen of Addi; Naathus, and Moossias, Laccunus,
the land, and from the strange women. and Naidus, and Matthanias, and Sesthel,
10 Then cried the whole multitude, and Balnuus, and Manasseas. 32 And of the
said with a loud voice, Like as thou sons of Annas; Elionas, and Aseas,
hast spoken, so will we do. 11 But and Melchias, and Sabbeus, and Simon
forasmuch as the multitude is great, Chosameus. 33 And of the sons of Asom;
and it is foul weather, so that we cannot 37 Maltanneus, and 88 Mattathias, and
stand without, and this is not a work of 89 Sabanneus, Eliphalat, and Manasses,
one day or two, seeing our sin in these and Semei. 34 And of the sons of
things is spread far: 12 therefore let the Baani; Jeremias, Momdis, Ismaerus,
rulers of the multitude stay, and let all Juel, Mamdai, and Pedias, and Anos,
them of our habitations that have strange Carabasion, and Enasibus, and Mamni.
wives come at the time appointed, 13 and tanemus, Eliasis, Bannus, Eliali, Someis,
with them the rulers and judges of every Selemias, Nathanias: and of the sons of
place, till we turn away the wrath of the Ezora; Sesis, Ezril, Azaelus, Samatus,
Lord from us for this matter. 14 Then Zambri, Josephus. 35 And of the sons
Jonathan the son of Azael and 1 Ezekias of Nooma; Mazitias, Zabadeas, Edos,
the son of Thocanus accordingly took Juel, Banaias. 36 All these had taken
the matter upon them: and Mosollamus strange wives, and they put them away
and Levis and Sabbateus were assessors with their children. 37 i And the priests ich. 5. 46,
to them. 15 And they that were of the and Levites, and they that were of

Neh. 7. 73.
captivity did according to all these Israel, dwelt in Jerusalem, and in the

country, jon the new moon of the j ver. 17. 16 And Esdras the priest chose anto seventh month, and the children of him principal men of their families, all Israel in their habitations. by name: and on the new moon of the 38 k And the whole multitude were tenth month they were shut in together gathered together with one accord into see Neh. R to examine the matter. 17 So their cause the broad place before the porch of the that held strange wives was brought to temple toward the east: 39 and they said 'ver: 6 an end by the new moon of the first unto Esdras the priest and m reader, Cp. Neh..

month. 18 And of the priests that were Bring the law of Moses, that was given 10. 17.

come together, and had strange wives, of the Lord, n the God of Israel. 40 So

there were found; 19 of the sons of Esdras "the chief priest brought the & 8. 65. See ch. 5. * Jesus the son of Josedek, and his law unto the whole multitude both of

brethren; 2 Mathelas, and Eleazar, and men and women, and to all the priests,
8 Joribus. and 4 Joadanus. 20 And they to hear the law jon the new moon of
gave their hands to put away their the seventh month. 41 And he read in
wives, and to offer rams to make recon- the broad place before the porch of


* For ver. 38-55,


ch. 5. 47.

I ver. 37, 40.
Cp. Ezra

1, 3. mch. 8. & nch. 7.9

ver. 49.


3 Jarib. 2 Maaseiah.

4 Gedaliah. 6 Harim, 6 Maaseiah. ! Another reading is, Eriae.

il Elasah 12 Kelaiah. 13 Kelita. 14 Pethahiah. 7 Jehicl. 9 Uzziah. Pashhur. 10 Jorabad. 15 Eliashih. 16 Telem.

17 Parosh.

18 Ramiah. 2. laziah Another reading is, lesias 94 Zattu.

. 22 Jehiel. * Abdi.

25 20 Mijamin. 21 Malchijah.

31 Athlai.

32 Bani. n Mattaniah.

30 Zabbai.

13 Meshullam Zabad.

** Azizah 34 Malluch. 35 Adaiah.

Zabad. » Sheal. 37 Matienai.

33 Matlattah.

the temple from morning unto midday, Ananias, Phalias, the Levites, taught
before both men and women; and lall the law of the Lord, and read to the
the multitude gave heed unto the law. multitude the law of the Lord, making
42 And Esdras the priest and m reader of them withal rto understand it. 49 Then 'Cp. ver. 58
the law stood up upon the pulpit of said : Attharates unto Esdras the chief Sec ch. 6
wood, which was made for that purpose. priest and mreader, and to the Levites

! yer. 40.
43 And there stood up by him Mattathias, that taught the multitude, even to all,
Sammus, Ananias, Azarias, Urias, 2 Eze- 50 This day is holy unto the Lord; (now
kias, 3 Baalsamus, upon the right hand: they all wept when they heard the law:)
44 and upon his left hand, 4 Phaldeus, 51 go then, and eat the fat, and drink
Misael, Melchias, 5 Lothasubus, Naba- the sweet, and send portions uto them 1 Cor. 11.

22 (mg.. rias, Zacharias. 45 Then took Esdras that have nothing ; 5a for the day is the book of the law before the multitude, holy unto the Lord: and be not sor. and sat honourably in the first place rowful; for the Lord will bring you to before all. 46 And when he opened the honour. 53 So the Levites published all

law, they stood all straight up. So things to the people, saying, This day is P See ch. 6. Esdras blessed the Lord God P Most holy; be not sorrowful. 54 Then went

High, 9the God of hosts, Almighty. they their way, every one to eat and

47 And all the people answered, Amen; drink, and make merry, and to give Amos 4. 13. and lifting up their hands they fell to portions uto them that had nothing,

the ground, and worshipped the Lord. and to make great cheer; 55 because
48 Also Jesus, Annus, Sarabias, Iadinus, vthey sunderstood the words wherein Cp. ver. #.
Jacubus, Sabateus, 6 Auteas, Maiannas, they were instructed, and for the which
and Calitas, Azarias, and Jozabdus, and they had been assembled.

31. 9 2 Sam. 5. 10.


ch. 12

. For ver.
Bee 1 Chr.
6. 4-14
& Ezra 7.
& 1 Esd. &
1, 2

28. 128. 19.

X 2--94.

* Ex. 3. 10.


Isai. 58. 1.


The second book of the prophet with his servants and all his host have
I a Esdras, the son of Saraias

, the son I smitten down. IN Í All the nations See Josh.
of Azaraias, the son of Helkias, the have I destroyed before them, and in
son of Salemas, the son of Sadoc, the the east I have scattered the people
son of Ahitob, a the son of Achias, the of two provinces, even of k Tyre and See Ezek.
son of Phinees, the son of Heli, the son Sidon, and have slain all their adver.
of Amarias, the son of Aziei, the son of saries. 12 Speak thou therefore unto See Ezek.
Marimoth, the son of Arna, the son of them, saying,
Ozias, the son of Borith, the son of Thus saith the Lord, 13 Of a truth
Abissei, the son of Phinees, the son of I brought you through the sea, and
Eleazar, 3 the son of Aaron, of the tribe where there was no path I made for See Ex.
of Levi; which was captive in the land you highways; I gave you n Moses for

14. 21, 22 of the Medes, in the reign of Artaxerxes å leader, and Aaron for a priest. 141 Ex. 4 14 king of the Persians.

p gave you light in a pillar of fire, and See Ex. 13. 4 And the word of the Lord came unto great wonders have I done among you; me, saying, 5 Go thy way, and bshew 2yet have ye forgotten me, saith the Cp. Jer. 2 my people their sinful deeds, and their Lord. children their wickedness which they 15 Thus saith the Lord Almighty, 'The See Ex. 16. have done against me; that they may quails were for a token to you; •Í gave tell their children's children: 6 because you a camp for your safeguard, never

Cr. Num. the sins of their fathers are increased in theless "ye murmured there: 16 and ye

& Deut. 1. them: for they have forgotten me, and triumphed not in my name for the de- Cp. I Cor.

chave done sacrifice unto strange gods. struction of your enemies, but ever to See Ex. 20. 7 Did not I dbring them out of the land this day do ye yet murmur. 17 Where

of Egypt, out of the house of bondage ? are the benefits that I have done for Cp. Ezra

but they have provoked me unto wrath, you? when ye were hungry and thirsty Nom. 14. Ezek. 2 3. and despised my counsels. 8e Shake in the wilderness, did ye not cry unto

thou then the hair of thy head, and cast me, 18 saying, u Why hast thou brought : Ex. 14. 1.
all evils upon them, for they have not us into this wilderness to kill as ? vit
been obedient unto my law, but it is a had been better for us to have served - PR. 78. 28.
rebellious people. How long shall I the Egyptians, than to die in this wil.
forbear them, unto whom I have done derness. 19 I had pity upon your mourn. Cr. Ps 106.
so much good ? 10h Many kings have I ings, and wgave you manna for food;

& John overthrown for their sakes; Pharaoh ye did eat <angels' bread. 20 When ye

13. . 10. 35, 3

32, 33

Jer. 5. 19
& 7. 9, 18.
Hos. 3. 1.
Mic, 6. 4,

10. 10.
See Num.
14. 2


9. 3.


Ex. 16. 14 15.

5, 7. I Cp. Matt.

17. 17. A Py. 69, 12, 14 & 135. 10 & 136. 17, 18. See Ex. 14. 27, 28,

Wisdom 16. 20.


1 Another reading is, they gave all heed. 2 Hilkiah. 3 Maaseiah.

6 Hodiah. 7 Some authorities omit and read... Lord.

+ Pedaiah

5 Hashum. & Or, were inspired by

» See Ex. 17. 6.

ruch 4. 36, 37.

ruch 5. 8.

8. 11.

clus. 49. 10.

. Cp. Gen.
13. 7
& 34. 30

1. limg..

4, 5.
See Jer.
ch. 47

15-17. e Isai. 5. 4.

• Ex. 15. 25.




8, 12.
Cp. ver. 15,
17, 30.

21. 43
& Acts 13.


& 24. 20.

47.8, 9.

Isai. l. 15.
Mic. 3. 4.

ruch 4. 11. Baruch 4. 17.


1. 16
& Rom. 3.

ich. ). 34.

were thirsty, did I not y cleave the rock, 38 And now, ( father, behold with Cp. Ba.

and waters flowed out to your fill? for glory; and vsee the people that come .Cr. Ba the heat I covered you 2 with the leaves from the east: 39 unto whom I will w Cp. Matt. of the trees, 21 I divided among you give for leaders, w Abraham, Isaac, and

* Cp. Ecfruitful lands; I cast out the a Canaan- Jacob, «Oseas, Amos, and Micheas,

ites, the Pherezites, band the Philistines, Joel, Abdias, and Jonas, 40 Nahum, and Cp. Mal. & Judg. 1. before you: what shall I yet do more Abacuc, Sophonias, Aggæus, Zachary, for you? saith the Lord.

and Malachy, which is called also the 22 Thus saith the Lord Almighty, angel of the Lord. & Ezek. 26. When ye were in the wilderness, at 1 Thus saith the Lord, zI brought

a the bitter river, being athirst, and 2 this people out of bondage, and I • Ex. 16. 2. blaspheming my name, 23 I gave you gave them my commandments by :ch, 1. 7.

not fire for your blasphemies, but ecast my servants the propbets; a whom they • Cp. ch. 1. Ecclus. 38.

a tree in the water, and made the river would not hear, but set my counsels at

sweet. 24 What shall I do unto thee, o nought. 26 The mother that bare them Baruch 4. Çp. Ps. 81. Jacob? I thou, Judah, wouldest not obey saith unto them, cGo your way, O my

me: 9I will turn me to other nations, children; d for I am a widow and for• Cp. Matt.

and unto them will I give my name, that saken. 3eI brought you up with glad. Baruch 4.

they may keep my statutes. 25 Seeing ness, and with sorrow and heaviness d Baruch 4. 2 Chr. 15.2 ye have forsaken me, I also will forsake have I lost you: for ye have sinned

you; when ye ask me to be merciful before the Lord God, and done that Cp. Isai.

unto you, I will have no mercy upon which is evil before me. 45 But what Cn. Bai Prov. 1. 28. you. _26 i Whensoever ye shall call upon shall I now do unto you? dfor I am a

me. I will not hear you: for ye have widow and forsaken: 9go your way, O Cp. Prov.

defiled your hands with blood, jand your my children, and ask mercy of the Lord. Baruch 4.
feet are swift to commit manslaughter. 5 As for me, O father, I call upon thee
27 Ye have not as it were forsaken me, for a witness over the mother of these
but your own selves, saith the Lord. children, because they would not keep

28 Thus saith the Lord Almighty, Have my covenant, 6 that thou bring them to
I not prayed you as a father his sons, as confusion, hand their mother to a spoil

, Cp, Judith k Cp. Acts a mother her daughters, and ka nurse that i there may be no offspring of them. Bahtimg.) her young babes, 29 that 'ye would be 7 Let them be scattered abroad among See lev:

my people, and I should be your God; the heathen, let their names be blotted op. Jer. 24. that ye would be my children, and I out of the earth: for they have despised

shoulă be your father? 30 m I gathered my 2 covenant. 8 Woe unto thee, Assur, * Matt. 23

you together, as a hen gathereth her kthou that hidest the unrighteous with * Cp. ch. 1. chickens under her wings: but now, thee! O thou wicked nation, remember

what shall I do unto you? I will cast what I did unto Sodom and Gomorrah; Sve Gen. " Isai. 1. 13, you out from my presence. 31n When 9 whose land lieth in clods of pitch and

ye offer oblations unto me, I will turn heaps of ashes: even so also will I do
my face from you: for your solemn unto them that have not hearkened unto
feast days, your new moons, and your me, saith the Lord Almighty.

circumcisions of the flesh, have I re- 10 Thus saith the Lord unto Esdras, 2. 1jected. 32 0 I sent unto you my servants Tell my people that I will give them the

the prophets, whom ye have taken and kingdom of Jerusalem, which I would & Acts 7.

slain, and torn their bodies in pieces, have given unto Israel. 11 Their glory

p whose blood I will require of your also will I take unto me, and give these P Matt. 23. hands, saith the Lord.

m the everlasting tabernacles, which I Cp. Luke 33 Thus saith the Lord Almighty, had prepared for them. 12 They shall

qYour house is desolate, I will cast you have n the tree of life for an ointment of "ch. 8. 62. ? Matt. 23. outras the wind doth stubble. 34 And sweet savour; they shall neither labour, Luke 18. 35. Syour children shall not be fruitful; for nor be weary. 1330 Ask, and ye shall Jobem. is they have neglected my commandment receive: pray for few days unto you,

lunto you, and done that which is evil P that they may be shortened: ģthe P Matt. 24. before me.

35 Your houses will I give kingdom is already prepared for you: 1 Cp. Matt. to & people that shall come; which watch. 148 Take heaven and earth to not having heard of me yet believe me; witness, take them to witness; for Il Mark 13.

they to whom I have shewed no signs have given up the evil, and created the * Isai. 52 15 shall do that which I have commanded. good: for I live, saith the Lord.

36 They have seen no prophets, yet they 15 Mother, embrace thy children; Il ver. 2, 30. shall call their former estate to remem- will bring them out with gladness ulike

* Cp. Isai. brance. 37 I take to witness the grace a dove; vstablish their feet; w for I have ver. 25,

of the people that shall come, whose chosen thee, saith the Lord. 16 And See Deut. * Cp. John little ones rejoice with gladness: vand those that be dead will I raise up cp. ver. 31

though they see me not with bodily eyes, again from their places, and bring them
yet in spirit they shall believe the thing out of the tombs: for I have known

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& Ezek. 37. my name in them. 17 Fear not, ithou

& Isai. 26. 19

that I say.

12, 13.

1 Or, together with you

2 Another reading is, sacrament, or, oath.

* Or, recognise

3 Another reading is, Go.

Rev. 19. 9.

16. 14 • Cp. Rev. 22. 2.

& Rev. 6.

14. 2.

58. 7
& Matt. 25.

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19. 28


13, 14.


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CHAP. 2, v. 17.)

mother of the children: for I have behold the number of u those that be Cp. Rev. 7. chosen thee, saith the Lord. 18 For thy sealed v in the feast of the Lord; 39 they wch. 6. 6.

help will I send my servants Esaias and that withdrew them from rthe shadow 9 Cp. Matt. Jeremy, after whose counsel I have of the world have received wglorious Cp. Matt.

22. 2 sanctified and prepared for thee etwelve garments of the Lord. 402 Look upon Trai.61.10. trees laden with divers fruits, 19 and as thy number, O Sion, and make up the Rev. 3.4

& 7. 13, 14 many fountains flowing with milk and reckoning of those of thine that are honey, and seven mighty mountains, wclothed in white, which have fulfilled whereupon there grow roses and lilies, the law of the Lord. 41 * The number * Cp. ch. 4.

whereby I will fill thy children with joy. of thy children, whom thou longedst for, a See Ex. 22. 20 a Do right to the widow, judge the is fulfilled : beseech the power of the

fatherless, give to the poor, defend the Lord, that thy people, which have been Cp. Isai. orphan, bclothe the naked, a heal the called from the beginning, may be hal.

broken and the weak, laugh not a lame lowed.
man to scorn, defend the maimed, and 42 I Esdras saw upon y the mount Sion Cp. Rev.
let the blind man come unto the sight za great multitude, whom I could not

* Cp. Rev. 7. of my glory. 22 Keep the old and young number, and they all praised the Lord • Cp. Tobit within thy walls. 23Wheresoever thou with songs. 43 And in the midst of

findest the dead, set a sign upon them them there was a young man of a high & Cp. Matt. and commit them to the grave, and dI stature, taller than all the rest, and

will give thee the first place in my re- upon every one of their heads a he set Cp. Rev.2. Cp. Ex. 14. surrection. 34e Abide still, O my people, crowns, and was more exalted; whereat & Isai. 30.

and take thy rest, for thy quietness I marvelled greatly. 44 So I asked the
shall come.

25 Nourish thy children, angel, and said, What are these, my Cp. Rev. 7. 1 ver. 15. thou good nurse, and stablish their Lord ? 45 He answered and said unto

feet. 26 As for the servants whom I me, These be they that have put off
have given thee, there shall not one of cthe mortal clothing, and put on the Cp. 1 Cor.
them perish; for I will require them immortal, and have confessed the name

& 2 Cor. 5. from among thy number. 27 Be not of God: now are they crowned, and

careful overmuch: for when the day of 2 receive palms. 46 Then said I unto . Cp. John tribulation and anguish cometh, I others the angel, What young man is he that 16. 20, 22

shall weep and be sorrowful, but thou setteth crowns upon them, and giveth
shalt be merry and have abundance. them palms in their hands? 47 So he
28 The nations shall envy thee, but they answered and said unto me, It is the

shall be able to do nothing against thee, Son of God, d whom they have confessed - Matt. 10. A Cr Isai. saith the Lord. 29 h My hands shall | in the world. Then began I greatly to

cover thee, so that thy children see not commend them that stood so stiftly for Ref. 3. a. & Wisdom 1 hell. 30 Be joyful, io thou mother, the name of the Lord. 48 Then the

with thy children; for I will deliver angel said unto me, Go thy way, and

thee, saith the Lord. 313 Remember thy tell my people what manner of things, 1 Cp. ver. 16. children that sleep, for I shall bring and how great wonders of the Lord God

them out of the secret places of the thou hast seen,
earth, and shew mercy unto them: for
I am merciful, saith the Lord Almighty. se In the thirtieth year after the ver. 29.
32 Embrace thy children until I come,
and proclaim mercy unto them: for my is Esdras) was in Babylon, and I lay Cp. Dan.
wells run over, and my grace shall not troubled upon my bed, and my thoughts 15

came up over my heart: 2 for I saw the 33 I Esdras received a charge from the desolation of Sion, and hthe wealth of A ver, S. * See Ex. 3. Lord upon kthe mount Horeb, that I them that dwelt at Babylon. 3 And my

should go unto Israel; but when I came spirit was sore moved, so that I began
unto them, they would none of me, and to speak words full of fear to the Most

rejected the commandment of the Lord. High, and said, 410 Lord that bearest See ch. 4. 1 John 20.11.

34 And therefore I say unto you, O ye rule, didst thou not speak at the be* Matt. 11. nations, that hear and understand, look ginning, when thou didst fashion the * Heb. 10.

for lyour shepherd, he shall give you earth, and that thyself alone, and i com. p. ch. 6

everlasting mrest; in for he is nigh at mandedst the dust, 5 and kit gave 7. 46. • Cp. Heb. hand, o that shall come in the end of the thee Adam, a body without a soul? yet p See ch. 13. world. 35 Be ready to P the rewards of it was the workmanship of thine hands,

the kingdom, for the everlasting light and I thou didst breathe into him the See Gen. 2. & Cp. Isai.

shall shine upon yon for evermore. breath of life, and he was made living & Rev. 21.

36 Flee rthe shadow of this world, re- before thee. 6m And thou leddest him * Gen. 2. 8.

ceive the joyfulness of a your glory: I into paradise, which thy right hand did Cp. I Cor.

call to witness my saviour openly. 370 plant, before ever the earth came for-
receive that which is given you of the ward. 7 And unto him thou gavest n thy Gen. 2. 17.
Lord, and be joyful, giving thanks unto one commandment: which he trans- • Op. ch. 7.

11 1 Thess. 2 him sthat hath called you to heavenly gressed, and Pimmediately thou appoint

kingdoms. 38 Arise up and stand, and edst death for him and in his generations;

Luke 12 &

49. 2
& 51. 16

5. 16. i ver. 2, 15, 17.

See 2 Kin. 25. &IL

3 ruin of the city, I Salathiel (the same

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* So the Syriac.

i Lat. Gehenna.

2 Another reading is, Take.

3 So the Syriac and Ethiopic.

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