Page images
PDF
EPUB

1.

Ver. 1.

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

bottle of

Confidence in Egypt reprored.

ISAIAH, 30.

God's mercies to his church. Before anguish, from whence come the 2 young 21 And thine ears shall hear & word Before CHRIST and old lion, ithe viper and tiery flying behind thee, saying, This is the way,

CHLIST cir. 713.

serpent, they 3will carry their riches up walk ye in it, when ye 'turn to the right Deut. 8.15. on the shoulders of young &sses, and their hand, and when ye turn to the left. cort 12

treasures upon the bunches of camels, to 22 - Ye shall defile also the covering of 1: Chr. Si.

a people that shall not profit them. † thy graven images of silver, and the & Jer. 37.7. 7k for the Egyptians '* shall help in 17 ornament of thy molten images of gold:

vain, and to no purpose: therefore 5 have thou shalt cast them away as a 1 Or, to her. I cried il concerning this, "Their strength struous cloth; thou shalt say unto it, Iver. 15. is to sit still 5.

Get thee hence.

tm.ee ch. 7. 4. 8 ! Now go, write it before them in a 23 / Then shall he give the rain of thy in Hab. 2. 2. table, and note it in a book, that it may seed, that thou shalt Sow the ground Web 1 Heb. the

be for the time to come for ever and withal; and bread of the increase of the latter day. ever: earth, and it shall be fat and plenteous :

Hes + Deut. 32. 9 6 That "this is a rebellious people, ly, in that day shall thy cattle feed in large *** 4. 20.

ing children, children that will not hear pastures. ch. 1. . the 7 law of the LORD:

24 The oxen likewise and the young asses 10 Which say to the beers, See not; that ear the ground shall eat 18 I clean 10, o Jer. 11. 21. Amos 2. L2. and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto provender, which hath been winnowed

7. 13. us right things, P speak unto us smooth with the shovel and with the fan. Mic. 2. 6. things, prophesy deceits :

25 And there shall be

y upon every pl Kings 11 Get you out of the way, turn aside 19 high mountain, and upon every + high 1.. 22. 13. Mic. 2. 11.

out of the path, cause the Holy One of hill, 20 rivers and streams of waters in a
Israel to cease from before us.

the day of the great slaughter, when the + Kel. 12 Wherefore thus saith the Holy One towers fall.

of Israel, Because ye despise this word, 26 Moreover "the light of the moon shall. 10r, fraud. and trust in B ! oppression and 8 perverse- be as the light of the sun, and the light ness, and stay thereon :

of the sun shall be revenfold, B as the 13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to light of seven days B, in the day that Ps. 62. 3. you as a breach ready to fall, swelling the LORD bindeth up the breach of his

out in high wall, whose breaking people, and healeth the stroke of their rch. 23. 5. cometh suddenly at an instant.

wound . Ps. 9. 9. 14 And he shall break it 9 the break- 27 Behold, the nam of the LORD Jer. 19. 11. ing of the potters' vessel that is broken cometh from far, burning 21 rith

his 1 Heb. the

in pieces; he shall not spare: 80 that anger, and 22 the burden thereof is potters.

there shall not be found in the bursting of theavy z: his lips are full of indigna-
it a sherd to take fire from the hearth, tion, and his tongue as a devouring fire :
or to take water withal out of the 10 pit. 99 And 23 his breath, as 23 an overflox.

1 Heb. 15 For thus saith the Lord God, the ing stream, 24 * shall reach to the midst I ver 7 Holy One of Israel;. ' In returning and of the neck, to sift the nations with

ichu ch. 7. 4. rest shall ye be saved ; in quietness and the siere of 25 vanity: and there shall be

Iteras in confidence shall be your strength : 'a bridle in the jaws of the 26

kek

people, * Matt. 23. and ye would not.

causing them to err. 37.

a P 16 But ye said, No; for we will flee 29 Ye shall have a song, as in the night upon horses; thereforo shall ye flee: and, then a 97 holy solemnity 17 is kept; and We will ride upon the swift; therefore gladness of heart, as when one goeth

kat shall they that pursue you be swift. with 2 a pipe to come into the noun

Dest z Lev. 26.8. 17 * One thousand shull flce at the re- tain of the LORD, to the mighty One of ac 96 Deus 28.25. buke of one; at the rebuke of five shall Israel.

Bet the Jost. 23.10. ye flee: till ye be left as a beacon upon So And the LORD shall cause this gloI OT, a tree

the top of a mountain, and as an ensign rious voice to be heard, and shall shew bereft of on an hiu.

the lighting down of his arm, with the pra? lanches, 18 And therefore will the LORD ll wait, indignation of his anger, and with the or a man that he mayll be gracious into you, and flame of a devouring tire, with 2 scat

therefore will he 12 B be exalted § 12, that tering, and 30 tempest, Vand hailstones.

he may have mercy upon you: for the 31 For a through the voice of the LORD y Ps. 2. 12. LORD is a God of 13 judgment : y blessed 13 shall the Assyrian

be

beaten down, are all they that wait for him.

31 rachich smote with a rod SI. Prov. 16.20. Jer. 17. 7. 19 For " the people "shall dwell in Zion 32 And 32 t in every place where the set

at Jerusalem 14 : thou shalt weep no grounded staff shall pass, which the LORD
more : he will 15 be very 15 gracious unto shall † lay upon him, it shall be with

thee at the voice of thy cry; when he tabrets and harps : and in battles of .eu a 1 Kings 22. shall hear it, he will answer thee.

shaking will he fight with it. Pa 1.27. 2.

20 And though the Lord give you 16 & the 33 For 33 Tophet is ordained † of old 3 ; 01.

bread of adversity, and the water of yea, for the king it is prepared; he hath 1 Or, oppression. affliction 16, yet shall not thy teachers made it deep and large : the pile thereof

be removed into a corner any more, but is fire and much wood; the breath of the Amoa 8. 11. . thine eyes shall see thy teachers :

LORD, like a stream of brimstone, 3 doth

kindle it. VAR. REND.- 7. 6. lioness and the lion. were

CHAPTER 31. carrying - Vs. 6, 7. do.-5V. 7. I proclaim con

1 The prophet showrth the cursed folly en trusting cerning that people, As for Rahab, they do but sit still.

to Egypt, and forsaking of God. 6 He eskertech (Rahab is a Hebrew or Hebraised name for Egypt, to conversion 8 He shewth the fall of Asyrict. which might mean “boisterousness, arrogance. Comp. ch. 51. 9; Ps. 89. 10.)- V. 9. For.-_7 teaching. VAR. REND.-17 V. 22. overlaying. 8 V. 19. Or, crookedness.IV. 14, when a potter's roury (lit. salted).- - IP V, 5, lotty cỀ. 57. 7. flagon is broken, being shivered unsparingly. 30 rivnlets and watercourses (ch. 44. 4), in s 10 cistern.- v. 18. Or, long till he can, Ch. See Var. in.- 22 in thick uplifting of smoke. Comp. Jads Read. L.13 lift up himself, Hi. Kn.; or, raise himself 20. 88.- 23 v. 28. his breath is as. --_ resto aloft, i.e. afar off (?), Ge. Luz. De. 13 justice: ing even to.-25 i.e. annihilation. 26 peoples happy. -14 v. 19. Or, 0 people that dwellest in 27 V. 29. feast. 28 the.- V. 30. the barsting Zion, at Jerusalem, Ew. Luz. ; or, o people in Zion clouds), Ge. Hi. De. Ch. - 3 storm of rain. that dwellest at Jerusalem, 6e. Hi. Kn. 15 surely 31 v. 31. Or, when he (the LORD shall smite with be. -16 V. 20. Rather, bread in short measure and the rod, Kn. De. Ch.-V. 32. every stroke of the water in scant quantity.

staff of doom, which, &c. shall. --* ss. a burning VAR. READ.-1. 12. B perverseness, Lo. La. Gr. Ch. place (Heb. Tophteh) hath been ordered long spa (transposition). -- v. 18. B be silent (till he can,

34 shall dr.); 1.e. either delay,' or 'hope calmly,' 2 MSS. VAR. READ.-Y. 26. B Omit, Sept. Lo. Ge. H. AL Lo. Ew. Ch. (1.)

Kue. (gloss.)

ch

34. 8.

[ocr errors]

: eh. 65. 9.

97.

6 Ps. 74. 9.

35. 6.

[ocr errors]

God ;

Hosea 9. 6.

11

& Hor. 9.9. I ca. 2. 20.

toneeri

& Jam. 3. 18

2.

The blessings of Christ's kingdom. ISAIAH, 31–33.

Desolation is foreshevn.

8 But the 4 liberal deviseth liberal Before CHRIST WE to them that go down to Egypt

for help; and stay on horses, and things; and 10 by * liberal things shall be CHRIST cir. 713. trust in chariots, because they are many ; stand.

cir. 713. and in horsemen, because they are very 9 | Rise up, ye women eeh. 30. 2.

that are at Or, be strong; but they look not unto the Holy ease; hear my voice, ye careless daugh- l'established. Erek. 17. One of Israel, neither seek the LORD! ters give ear into my speech.

d Amos 6.1 15.

2 Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil, 10 II 7 Many days and years 11 shall ye + Heb. 6 Ps. 20. 7.

and will not call back his words : but be troubled, ye careless women: for the Daye above ch. 36. 9.

a year. Dis. 13. will arise against the house of the evil. vintage shall fail, the gathering shall not Hosea 7.7. doers, and against the help of them that come. Num. 23. work iniquity.

11 Tremble, ye women that are at ease ; 3 Now the Egyptians are men, and not be troubled, ye careless ones : strip you,

and their horses flesh, and not and make you bare, and gird sackcloth

spirit. When the LORD shall stretch out upon your loins. Ps. 146.3,

his hand, both he that helpeth shall fall, 12 They shall lament for the teats, for

and he that is holpen shall fall down, † the pleasant fields, for the fruitful Heb. / Hoses II. and they all shall fail together. vine.

the fields 10.

of desire. 4 For thus hath the LORD spoken unto 13 Upon the land of my people shall

ech. 34. 13. 1 Or.

me, I Like as the lion and the young come up thorns and briers; 1 yea, upon

lion roaring on his prey, when a multi- all the houses of joy in the joyous city : 1 Or, sch. . 13.

tude of shepherds is called forth against 14 9 Because the palaces shall be for. burning Deat. 32. him, he will not be afraid of their voice, saken; the 12 multitude of the city shall tuon, te.

nor' abase himself for the noise of be left; 13 the forts and towers 13 shall ch. 22. 2. P. 91. 4.

them : 80 shall the LORD of hosts come be for 14 dens for ever, a joy of wild . ch. 27. 10. Ps 37. 40. down to fight for mount Zion, and I for asses, & pasture of flocks;

Or, clifts

and watch the hill thereof.

15 Until "the spirit be poured upon us & 30. 22 5 As birds 2 Hying, so will the Lord of from on high, and the wilderness 15 be

A Ps. 104.30 Heb.the hosts defend Jerusalem ; defending also a 16 fruitful field 16, and the 16 fruitful Joe! 2. 28. Role of Ais he will deliver it; and passing over he field 16 be counted for a forest.

ich. 29. 17. will preserve it 3:

16 Then 17 judgment shall dwell in the

& 35. 2. *1 K. 1930.

6 ? Turn ye unto him from whom the wilderness, and righteousness remain in

children of Israel have a deeply revolted *. the 18 fruitful field 16. ? Kiaga 19.

7 For in that day every man shall 'cast 17 k And the work of righteousness shall ch. 37. 36. away his 5 idols of silver, and this 5 idols be peace; and the effect of righteousness 1 Or, for of gold, which your own hands have made quietness and assurance for ever. fear of the unto you for a sin.

18 And my people shall dwell in a peaceord.

8 [Then shall the Assyrian "fall with able habitation, and in sure dwellings, 1 Or, trubutary.

the sword, not of a mighty man; and and in quiet resting places;

the sword, not of a 1 Heb. far

mean man, shall 19 When it shall hail, 18 coming down ich. 30. 30. devour him : but he shall flee from on 18 the forest; ! and the city shall be * Zech. ll.

the sword, and his young men shall be low in a low place. . ch. 31. $7. 61+ discomfited.

20 19 Blessed are ye that sow beside all 1.0r, and

the city shall * Het, 9 And 7• t he shall pass over to I his waters, that send forth thither the feet

brutterly strong hold 7 for fear, and his princes of " the ox and the ass.

abused - fear. shall be 8 afraid of the ensign, saith the

CHAPTER 83.

nch, 30. 24. LORD, whose fire is in Zion, and his 1 God's fudgments against the enemies of the stronger. furnace in Jerusalem.

church. 13 T'he privileges of the godly. CHAPTER 32.

cir. 713. 1 The blessings of Christ's Kingdom. 9 Desolation is thou wast not spoiled ; and dealest foreskeun. 15 Restoration is promised to succeed. I treacherously, and they dealt not "trea

Hab. 2. 8. cir. 713. a Ps. 15. 1,

a in Rev.13.10. eousness, and princes shall rule in cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled ; and judgment.

when thou shalt make an end to deal Jer. 23. 5.

2 And la manl shall be as an hiding treacherously, they shall deal itreacher. Ar 3. 5. Lech. 9.9. place from the wind, and a covert from ously with thee. the tempest; as

2 rivers of water in a 2 0 LORD, be gracious unto us; we c ch, 25.9. dry place, as the shadow of a t great have waited for thee: be thou their arm rock in a weary land.

every morning, our salvation also in the
heart, 3 And the eyes of them that see shall time of trouble.
ceh ). .

not be dim, and the ears of them that 3 At the noise of the tumult the people
hear shall hearken.

2 fled ; at the lifting up of thyself the f H.

4 The heart also of the 3 rash shall nations 3 were scattered.
tinderstand knowledge, and the tongue 4 And your spoil shall be * gathered

of the stammerers shall be ready to like the gathering of the caterpiller : as 1 Or. speak I plainly.

the running to and fro of locusts 5 shall disaat 5 The vile person shall be no more he run 5 upon them.

called * liberal, nor the 5 churl said to be 5 The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth d Ps. 97. 9.
6 bountiful.

on high : he hath filled Zion with judg-
6 For the vile person 7 will speak7 vil- ment and righteousness.
lany, and his heart 8 will work & iniquity, 6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be
to practise 'hypocrisy, and to utter error the stability of thy times, and 7 strength
against the LORD, to make empty the off salvation: the fear of the LORD is

+ Heb.

salvations. soul of the hungry, and he will cause his treasure.

1 Or, the drink of the thirsty to fail.

7 Behold, Btheir | valiant ones B 8shall 1 Or, en

7 The instruments also of the 5 churl cry without: 'the ambassadors of peace < 2 Kings 18. are evil : he deviseth wicked devices to shall weep

9 bitterly.

18, 37 Lust the

destroy the poor with lying, words, even
1 when the needy speaketh right.

VAR. REND.-10 V. 8. to. 11 V. 10. Probably, In a

year and some days, En. Kn. 12 V. 14. hum. VAR. Rexd. - Chap. 31. IV. 4. on, Ew. Ch.; or, 13 the Mound (Heb. Ophel) and the Watchtower. against, Hi. De. Kay, V. 5. i.e. hovering, Ge. Ew. 14 Lit, caves.-_15 V. 15. become. -16 V8. 15, 16. gar. De, Kn. Kay. 3 set it free. --- * V. 6. men have den-land. 17 V. 16. justice. 18 V. 19. at the fall. deeply revolted, 0 children of Israel. --5 V. 7. gods. ing. of. 19 v. 20. Happy.

Chap. 33.

IV. 1. V. 8. for task-service. ---- V. 9. As margin, Hi. De. barbarously. V. 8. flee -3 are. -AV, 4. is. Che; or, he shall overpass his strong-hold, Ge. Ew. She runneth. - V. 5. justice.-V. 6. wealth. frighted from.---Chap. 32. IV. 2. every one. 8 V. 7. cry.-'weep. rivulets. -D3V, 4. headlong. 4 Vs. 5, 8. noble. VAR. READ.-Chap. 33. V. 7. B the valiant ones,

Va, 5, 7. knave, Ge. De. Ch. LG V. 5. gentle, Ch. Lo. Hi. Kn. Ch. (pte) [The vowel-points imply the * V. 6. Epenketh. -worketh. - impiety.

ungrammatical rendering (when) I appear to them.')

a ch. 21. 2.

menengera.

ed apay.

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

none

20.

The privileges of the godly.

ISAIAH, 34.

God revengeth his church. Before 8 / The highways lie waste, the wayfaring on all nations, and his fury upon all their

Before CHRIST man ceaseth: 9 he hath broken the cove- armies : he hath ? utterly destroyed them,

CHRIST cir. 713. nant, he hath despised the cities, he re- he hath delivered them to the slaughter.

dir. 723 y Judg. 5. 6. gardeth no man.

3 Their slain also shall be cast out, and g 2 Kings 18. 9 ^ The earth mourneth and languisheth: their stink shall come up out of their Joel 2.4. 14, 15, 16, 17. Lebanon is ashamed and 10 | hewn down 10: carcases, and the monntains shall be A ch. 24. 4. 11 Sharon is like a wilderness; and Bashan melted with their blood. 1 Or. vither and Carmel shake off their fruits.

4 And d all the host of heaven shall P19 $ 10 Now will I rise, saith the LORD; now be dissolved, and the hearens shall be

Las $. (Ps. 12. 5.

will I be exalted; now will I lift up myself. rolled together as a scroll : I and all APs. 7. 14. 11 * Ye 12 shall conceive 13 chaff, ye shall their host shall fall down, as the leaf ch. 59. 1.

bring forth stubble : your breath, as fire, falleth off from the vine, and as a sfalling
shall devour you.
fio from the fig tree.

Res (. 12 And the people shall

be as the burn; 5 For A my sword ? shall be 2 bathed in I ch. 9. 18. ings of lime: as thorns cut up shall heaven: behold, it ishall come down upthey be burned in the fire.

on Idumea, and upon the people of my ide un on ch, 19.1. 13'T Hear, *ye that are far off, what I 3 curse, to judgment. have done; and, ye that are near, AC- 6 The sword of the LORD is filled with

der, knowledge my might.

blood, it is made fat with fatness, and 14 The sinners in Zion are afraid ; fear with the blood of lambs and goats, with fulness hath surprised the 13 hypocrites. the fat of the kidneys of rams for the sea i. 14 Who among us shall 16 dwell with the Lord hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a

Ja devouring fire ? 14 who among us shall 14 great slaughter in the land of Idumea. dwell with everlasting 15 burnings?

7 And the unicorns shall come down ! On Ps. 15. 2. 15 He that * walketh + righteously, and with them, and the bullocks with the & 24. 4.

speaketh fuprightly; he that despiseth 5 bulls; and their land shall be soaked 10t. # Heb. in the gain of 1 oppressions, that shaketh with blood, and their dust made fat with righteous

his hands from holding of bribes, that fatness. 1 Heb. up

stoppeth his ears from hearing of t blood, 8 For it is the day of the Lord's 'ven. Ich rightnesses and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil; geance, and the year of recompences for 1 Or, deceits. 16 He shall dwell on thigh : his place the controversy of Zion. + Heb. of defence shall be the munitions of 9 m And the streams thereof shall be Bee Det

Bloods. rocks : bread shall be given him ; his turned into pitch, and the dust thereot
. Ps. 119. 37.
waters shall be sure.

into brimstone, and the land thereof
Heb. 17 Thine eyes shall see the king in his shall become burning pitch.
heighte, or,

beauty : they shall behold 16 the land 10 It shall not be quenched night nor high places. + Heb. the that is very far off 16.

day; "the smoke thereof shall go up Rev lull Land of fur 18 Thine heart shall meditate 17 terror. for ever: from generation to generation distances p Where is the scribe? where is the it shall lie waste;

sball
pass

YALL p I Cor. 1 t receiver 17 ? where is he that counted through it for ever and ever. the towers ?

11 I But the cormorant and the bit pe US tlleb. 19 9 Thou shalt not see 18 a fierce people, tern shall possess it the owl also and

Lopte weigher

18 ra people of a deeper speech than thou the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall ©2 Kings 19.

canst perceive; of a l stammering tongue, stretch out upon it the line of confusion, Deut. 28. that thou canst not understand.

and the stones of emptiness 6. 2019. Look upon Zion, the city of our 12 7 They shall call the nobles B thereof Jer. 3. 15. solemnities: thine eyes shall see ' Jeru. to the kingdom B, but none shall be therei, 1 Or.

salem & quiet habitation, a tabernacle and all her princes shall be nothing. ridiculous.

that shall not be taken down; "not one 13 And 'thorns shall come up in herre . Ps. 18. 12.

of the stakes thereof shall ever be re- palaces, nettles and brambles in the fort. (Pe. 46. s. & 125. 1, 2

mored, neither shall any of he cords resses thereof: and it shall be an habita .. B ch. 37. 33. thereof be broken.

tion of dragons, and a court for toxla sch. 54. 2.

21 But there the glorions LORD will be 14 The wild beasts of the desert shall 07 Heb. broad mnto us a place of broad rivers and also meet with the lo wild beasts of the

Eet of spacer,

30 streams ; wherein shall go no galley island 10, and the satyr shall cry to his or, hande with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass fellow; the 11) screech ow] l1 also shall rest thereby. there, and find for herself a place of rest.

+ Het Zone 22 For the LORD is our judge, the LORD 15 There shall the 12 great owl 13 maše + Bet lien y Jam. 4.12.

in our y flawgiver, - the LORD is our her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather 107.** Heb. king; he will save us.

under her shadow: there shall the vil Italite

23 | Thy tacklings are loosed : mater.

they tures also be gathered, 13 erery one with Ps. 89. 18.

11 could not well strengthen 21 their mast, her mate. 1 Or, They

they 22 could not spread the sail 2: then 16 | Seek ye out of the book of the Mal! hare for

is the prey of a great spoil divided; the LORD, and read 13: no one of these shall saken the lame take the prey.

fail, none shall want her mate: for B my tacklinga 24 And the inhabitant shall not say, I month it B bath commanded, and his & Jer. 50. 20. am sick: a the people that dwell therein spirit it hath gathered them. shall be forgiven their iniquity.

17 And he hath cast the lot for them, CHAPTER 34.

and his hand hath divided it into them
1 The judgments wherewith God revengeth his by line : they shall possess it for ever,

church in the deslation of her enemies. 16 T'he from generation to generation shall they
certainty of the prophecy.

dwell therein. a Ps. 49.1.

CHAPTER 35. b Deut 82.1

hearken, ye people : let the earth † Heb.

hear, and all that is therein; the world, the joutul Nourishing of Christ': Hingiom. thfulnar

The teak are encouraged by the virtues and and all things that come forth of it. thereof.

privileges of the gospel. . For the indignation of the LORD is up

VAR. REND.-Chap. 34. IV. 2. Lit. laid them Var. Rend.-10 V. 9. pineth away.-_11 Rather, the der the ban (Josh. 8. 26).

-T. 5. bath bees.Sharon; 80 throughout the Old Testament. It means 3 ban.-_* V. 7. wild bulls, Hought. TOSC.the 'level' tract by the Mediterranean between 6 v. 11. wasteness (Gen. 1. 9.... wildness Carmel and Joppa.-- 12 V, 11. conceive.

13 V. 14. 7 V.

12. As for the nobles thereof, nope sbt. impious. 14 ( who can. 15 flames. - 16 V. 17. be there to proclaim the kingdom, Ge. thine own land far extended. Lo. (lit. a land of & v. 13. jackals - v. 14. wild cats 18). She distances). 1. v. 18. (the past) terror: 'Where is (?). 1 night fairy, Ch. (Hed. Lilithi.-17.15 he that rated (the tribute) ; where is he that arrowsnake. -13 V8. 15. 16. (Tert erupt. k. Am weighed (it) ? &c. - 18 v. 19. the.--19 V. 20. i.e.

READ.-Chap. 34.

V. 12. B of the kiner. Thou shalt surely look- L20 V. 21. canals. - V. 23. Weir, Ch.V. 16. Bhis mouth, a jer uss Pe. Ex will not hold. 21 do not spread out the ensign. 01. Kn.; the mouth of the LORD, a fete Yss. L.

49, 50

[ocr errors]

VAR.

THE

% give

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

Privileges of the gospel.

ISAIAH, 35, 36.

Rabshakeh's blasphemy. Before e wilderness and the solitary place the LORD our God: is it not he, whose

Before CHRIST

shall be glad ' for them!; and the de- nigh places and whose altars Hezekiah CHRIST cir. 713

710. sert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose. hath taken away, and said to Judah ech. 55. 12 2 . It shall blossom abundantly, and re- and to Jerusalem, Ye shall worship betel. 32. 15. joice even with joy and singing: the fore this altar? e Job 4.3, *. glory of Lebanon shall be given unto 8 Now therefore

I pledges?, 110, Heb. 12. 12.

hostages. it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, pray thee, to my master the king of Heb. hasty. they shall see the glory of the LORD, Assyria, and I will give thee two thou4 ca. 8. 15, and the excellency of our God.

sand horses, if thou be able on thy part 39. Strengthen ye the weak hands, to set riders upon them. 42. 7. Matt 9. 27, and confirin the feeble knees.

9 How then wilt thou turn away the Bell. 5. 4 Say to them that are of a fearful face of one captain of the least of my & 12. 12.

heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your master's 3 servants, and put3 thy trust & 30 30, &e. $ 21 14.

God will come trilh vengeance, even on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen? Joha,6,7. 3 God with a 3

recompence; he will come 10 And am I now come up without the Matt. II.5. and save you.

LORD against this land to destroy it? Mark 7. 32, 5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be the LORD said unto me, Go up against

&c. I Matt. 11.5. be unstopped. opened, and the ears of the deaf shall this land, and destroy it.

11 | Then said Eliakim and Shebna and 15. 30. & 21. 16.

6 Then shall the slame man leap as Joah unto Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray thee, Jotu 5.8, 9. an hart, and the stongue of the dumb unto thy servants in the Syrian lan. Acts 3. 2.

sing: for in the wilderness shall Awaters guage; for we understand it: and speak &c. & 8.7.

break out, and streams in the desert. not to us in the Jews' language, in the gch 82 . 7 And the + parched ground * shall be ears of the people that are on the wall. Matt. 9. 32, come a pool, and the thirsty land springs 19 But Rabshakeh said, Hath my

of water: in ithe habitation of 5 dragona, master sent me to thy master and to

where each lay, shall be l grass with thee to speak these words hath he not IS. 33.

reeds and rushes. Ach. 41. 18.

sent me to the men that sit upon the 3. 19 8 And an highway shall be there, and wall, that they may eat their own dung, Joba 7. sa, a way, and it shall be called The way and drink their own piss with yon ?

of holiness; kthe unclean shall not pass 13 Then Rabshakeh stood, and cried ich. 34. 13.

over it ; & but shall be for those: the with a loud voice in the Jews' language,

wayfaring meno, 7 though fools 7, shall not and said, Hear ye the words of the a soort for reeds, c. err Cherein.

great king, the king of Assyria. Ach 2.1.

9 No lion shall be there, nor any 14 Thus saith the king, Let not HezeJoel 3. 17. ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it kiah deceive you: for he shall not be Rer. 21. 47. shall not be found there, but the re- able to deliver you. deemed shall walk there :

15 Neither let Hezekiah make you trust 10 And the #ransomed of the LORD shall in the LORD, saying, The LORD will surely I Let 36. 6.

return, and come to Zion with songs and deliver us: this city shall not be deliverII. 9. everlasting joy upon their heads; they ed into the hand of the king of Assyria. Ezek. 31.25. shall obtain joy and gladness, and a sor 16 Hearken not to Hezekiah : for thus ch. 51. 11. row and sighing shall flee away.

saith the king of Assyria, !+ Make * an

| Or, Srek CHAPTER 86. agreement with me

my farour by & present, and

by a present. Rev. 7. 17. 1 Sennacherib inradeth Judah. 4 Radshakeh, come out to me: "and eat ye every one

tleb. Make sent by Sennacherib, by blasphemous persua: of his vine, and every one of his fig sions soliciteth the people to reovlt. 22 lis tree, and drink ye every one the waters Hesring. words are told to Hezekiah. of his own cistern;

d Zech. 3.

10. Now it came to pass in the four: 17 Until I come and take you away to & alk.2016. teenth year of king Hezekiah, that land like your own land, a land of corn Sennacherib king of Assyria

up and wine, a land of bread and vineyards. against all the defenced cities of Judah, 18 Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you, and took them.

saying, The LORD will deliver us. Hath 710. 2 And the king of Assyria sent 1 Rab- any of the gods of the nations delivered

shakeh from Lachish to Jerusalem unto his land out of the hand of the king
king Hezekiah with a great army. And of Assyria ?
he stood by the conduit of the upper 19 Where are the gods of Hamath and
pool in the highway of the fnller's field. Arphad! where are the gods of Sephar-
S Then came forth unto him Eliakim, Hil- vaim? 3 and have they delivered Samaria

kiah's son, which was over the house, and out of my hand P
10. Shebna the 1 scribe, and Joah, Asaph's 20 Who are they among all the gods of
son, the recordier.

these lands, that have delivered their land 18. 19, ke.

4. And Rab hakeh said unto them, out of my hand, that the LORD should 6
Say ye now to Hezekiah, Thus saith the deliver Jerusalem out of my hand ?
great king. the king of Assyria, What con 21 But they held their peace, and an.
fidence is this wherein thou trustest? swered him not a word: for the king's

5 BI say, sayest thou, (but they are but commandment was, saying, Answer him
+ Neb. t rain words) 1 I hare B counsel and strength not.
a word of

for war: now on whom dost thou trust, 22 Then came Eliakim, the son of
that thou rebellest against me?

Hilkiah, that na: Over the household, 10. bet

6 Lo, thou trustest in the staff of this and Shebna the scribe, and Joah, the 1 Brength are broken reed, on Egypt; whereon if a

son of Asaph, the recorder, to Hezekiah for the war. man lean, it will go into his hand, and with their clothes rent, and told him

pierce it : 80 ix Pharaoh king of Egypt the words of Rabshakeh. €7. to all that trust in him.

CHAPTER 37. 7 But if thou say to me, We trust in

1 Hezekiah mourning sendeth to Isaiah to pray

for them. 6 Isaiah comforteth them. 8 Senna. VAR. REXD.-Chap. 35. 1V. 1. Omit, Ew. De. cherib, going to encounter Tirhukah, sendeth * Rather, narcissus, Targ. (on Cant. 2. 1), Bochart, Ges. a blasphemuus letter to Hezekiuh. 14 Dezekiah's Tad loc.), Houghton.V. 4. & godlike. V. 7. heat. prayer. 21 /sarial's prophecy of the pride and fancy (i. e. mirage). -5 jackals. GV. 8. (Lit.,

destruction of Sennacherib, and the good of

Zion 36 an angel slayeth the Asavrians. 37 and he for them walking sing.) in the way), and Sennacherib is slain at Nineveh by his own sons. since He goeth on the way for them, Ew; whosoever walketh in the way, De. Naeg.--7 Lit., and VAR. REND.-21. 8. Or, lay a wager (with), Ge. (even) fools. -Chap. 36. v.: i.e. (probably) chief De. Or, join battle (with), Kn. Ke.-37. 9. ser. officer, Friel. Delitzsch.

vants ? And yet thou puttest....!

4 V. 16. peace VAR. READ.-Chap. 36. V. 5. B Thinkest thou that (lit. blessing) with me. IV. 19. and how inuch a mere word of the lips is, Seinecke, Wellhausen, Ch. less....! Ew. De. Th.—OV. 20. how much less will (after 2 Kings 18. 20.)

the LORD ! Ex. De. Th.

with me

came

Or.

the bens &

[ocr errors]

1

on

Hezekiah sendeth to Isaiah.

ISAIAH, 37.

Prophecy against Sennacherib. cheerst Arnhearms that he went hinslothes: kingdons from the earth may know that

Before

CHRIST 710. and covered himself with sackcloth, and thou art the LORD, even thon only,

774 a 2 Kings went into the house of the LORD.

21 [ Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent 19. d, &c. 9 And he sent Eliakim, who was over unto Hezekiah, saying, Thns saith the

the household, and Shebna the scribe, LORD God of Israel, Whereas thou hast
and the elders of the priests covered prayed to me against Sennacherib king
with sackcloth, unto Isaiah the prophet of Assyria :
the son of Amoz.

122 This is the word which the LORD
3 And they said unto him, Thus saith hath spoken concerning him ; The vir.
Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, gin, the daughter of Zion, bath de-
and of rebuke, and of | blasphemy: for spised thee, and laughed thee to scor ;

the children are come to the birth, and the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken provocation

there is not strength to bring forth. her head at thee.
4 It may be the LORD thy God will 23 Whom hast thon reproached and
hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom the blasphemed ? and against whom hast thou
king of Assyria his master hath sent exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine
to reproach the living, God, and will re- eyes on high? even against the Holy
prove the words which the LORD thy One of Israel.
God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy 24 +By thy servants hast

thon tetleh.

prayer for the remnant that is left. proached the Lord, and hast said, By found.

5 So the servants of king Hezekiah the multitude of my chariots am I come
came to Isaiah.

up to the height of the mountains, to
6 [ And Isaiah said unto them, Thus the 5 sides of Lebanon; and I will cut
shall ye say unto your master, Thus down † the tall cedars thereof, and the t le site
saith the LORD, Be not afraid of the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter
words that thou hast heard, wherewith into the height of his border, 7 and

1 the servants of the king of Assyria have the forest of his Carmel?. blasphemed me.

25. I have digged, and drunk water; 10r.

7 Behold, I will send a blast upon and with the sole of my feet * have I pri a spirit

him, and I he shall hear & rumour, and dried & up all the rivers of the I be-
return to his own land; and I will sieged places
cause him to fall by the sword in his 26 | Hast thou not heard 10 long ago,
own land.

how I have done it; and of ancient Or, end
8 [ So Rabshakeh returned, and found times, that I have formed it 10? now
the king of Assyria warring against have I brought it to pass, 11 that thou Bet
Libnah: for he had heard that he was shouldest be to lay 11° waste defenced
departed from Lachish.

cities into ruinous heaps.
9 And he heard say concerning Tirha- 27 Therefore their inhabitants were t of lovers,
kah king of Ethiopia. He is come forth small power, they were dismayed and
to make war with thee. And when he confounded: they were as the grass of
heard it, he sent messengers to Heze- the field, and as the green herb, as the
kiah, saying,

grass the housetops, and as
10 Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah blasted before it be grown up.
king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God, 28 12 But I know thy | abode, and thy
in whom thou trustest, deceive thee, going out, and thy coming in, and thy
saying, Jerusalem shall not given rage against me.
into the hand of the king of Assyria. 29 Because thy rage against me, end

|
11 Behold, thou hast heard what the thy 13 tumult, is come up into mine ears,
kings of Assyria have done to all lands therefore dwill I put my 1+ hook in thy + Flet, men
by destroying them utterly; and shalt nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and

1 thon be delivered ?

will turn thee back by the way by !01,65* 12 Have the gods of the nations de- which thou camest. livered them

which my

fathers have 30 And this shall be 15 a sign unto thee, destroyed, Gozan, and Haran, and Ye shall eat this year such as groweth Rezeph, and the children of Eden which of itself; and the second year that were in Telassar ?

which springeth of the same: and in Jer. 49. 23. 13 Where is the king of Hamath, and the third year sow ye, and reap, and

the king of Arphad, and the king of the plant vineyards, and eat the fruit thereof,
city of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah ? 81 And the remnant that is escaped Hel. The
14 And Hezekiah received the letter of the house of Judah shall again take
from the hand of the messengers, and root downward, and bear fruit upward:
read it: and Hezekiah went up into the 32 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth me
house of the LORD, and spread it before a remnant, and they that escape out Her
the LORD.

of mount Zion: the zeal of the LORD
15 And Hezekiah prayed unto the LORD, of hosts shall do this.

9 saying,

33 Therefore thus saith the LORD con16 0 LORD of hosts, God of Israel, cerning the king of Assyria, He shall not that dwellest between 2 the cherubims, come into this city, nor shoot an arrow thou art the God, eren thon alone, of there, nor come before it with t shields, thiet all the kingdoms of the earth: thou hast nor cast a bank against it. made heaven and earth. 34 By the way that he came, by the

! e Dan. 9. 18. 17 Incline thine ear, O LORD, and same shall he return, and shall not come

bear; open thine eyes, O LORD, and see : into this city. saith the LORD.
and hear all the words of Sennacherib, 35 For I will defend this city to save 1
which 3 hath sent to reproach the living it for mine own sake, and for my ser.
God.

vant David's sake. 18 Of a truth, LORD, the kings of As. 36 Then the sangel of the LORD went on 3 + Heb. syria have laid waste all the nations, and forth, and smote in the camp of the lande. their countries,

Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and 1 Heb. 19 And have t cast their gods into the five thousand : and when 16 they arose fire; for they were no gods, but

the work of men's hands, wood and stone: VAR. REND.-* V. 22. virgin-daughter. — 57.24 therefore they have destroyed them. cesses. -_his furthest height.- - his garden vood 20 Now therefore, 0 LORD our God, land. _SV. 25. will I dry-canals of Egypt.

10 V. 26. that long ago I made it, that in ancient VAR. Rend.---Chap. 37. 1V. 7. put (such) a spirit days I fashioned it :- ilin laying

liv. 98. And in him, that.v. 16. Or, sittest upon, Hi. De. &c. -13 V. 29. recklessness.- -11 Or, ring.

J5 , , IV. 17. he hath.

the.—16 V. 36. men.

be

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
« PreviousContinue »