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The defruction of

the houfe of Ifrael among all nations, like as corn is fifted in a fieve, yet shall not the leaft grain fall upon the earth.

10 All the finers of my people fhall die by the fword, which fay, The evil fhall not overtake nor prevent us.

11 In that day will I raife up the tabernacle of David that is falien, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raife up his ruins, and 1 will build it as in the day's of old:

OBADIAH.

12 That they may poffefs the remnant of E lom, and of all the heathen, which are called by my name, faith the LORD, that doeth

this.

TOBA

The defraction of Edom, 3 for their pride, 10 and for their unnatural behaviour in Jacobs difirefs. 17 The falvation and victories of Jacob.

HE vifion of Obadiah. Thus faith the Edonu; heard a rumour trom the LORD, and an ambaffador is fent among the heathen, Arife ye, and let us rife up against her in battle.

2 Behold, I have made thee fmall among the heathen: thou art greatly despised.

3The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellett in the cletts of the rock, whofe habitation is high; that faith in is heart, Who hall bring me down to the ground?

4 Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, And though thou fet thy nett among the trars, thence will I bring thee down, faith

the LORD.

5 If thieves came to thee, if robbers by night, (how art thou cut on!) would they not have itolen till they had enough? if the grapegatherers came to thee, would they not leave Tome grapes!

6 How are the things of Efau fearched out! ware his hidden things fought up! 7 All the men of thy contederacy have brought thee even to the border: the men that were at peace with thee have deceived thee, and prevailed against thee; they that ear thy bread have laid a wound under thee: there is none understanding in him.

8 Shall I not in that day, faith the JORD, even deftroy the wife men out of dom, and understanding out of the mount of Efau?

9 And thy mighty men, O Teman, fhall be difmayed, to the end that every one of the ount of Efau may be cut off by flaughter. 10 For thy violence against thy brother Jacob thame thall cover thee, and thou shalt be cit oft for ever.

Edom for pride, BC. 13 Behold, the days come, faith the LORD, that the plowman_thall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that foweth feed; and the mountains thall drop sweet wine, and all the hills thall melt.

14 And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Ifrael, and they shall build the wafte cities, and inhabit them; and they fhall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they fhall áifo make gardens, and eat the fruit

of them.

11 In the day that thou ftoodeft on the ther fide, in the day that the ftrangers carried away captive his forces, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cart lots upon Jerufalem, even thou waft as one of

tem.

15 And I will plant them upon their land, and they thall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, faith the LORD thy God.

DIA H.

12 But thou fhouldeft not have looked on the day of thy brother in the day that he be came a ftranger; neither thouldeft thou have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their deftruction; neither fhould thou the of

diftrefs.

13 Thou fholdeft not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their calami ty; yea, thou thouldeft not have looked on their affiction in the day of their calamity, nor have laid hands on their fubftance in the day of their calamity;

14 Neither shouldeft thou have flood in the crossway, to cut off thofe of his that did efcape; neither thouldeft thou have delivered up thofe of his that did remain in the day of dintrefs.

15 For the day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen: as thon haft done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head.

16 For as ye have drunk upon my holy mountain, fo ihall all the heathen drink col. tinually, yea, they shall drink, and they tha fwallow down, and they thall be as though they had not been.

17 But upon mount Zion fhall be deli verance, and there shall be holiness; and the houfe of Jacob shall poffefs their poffel. fions.

18 And the houfe of Jacob shall be a fire, and the houfe of Jofeph a ffame, and the houfe of Efau for ftubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there thall not be any remaining of the houfe of Efau; for the LORD hath spoken it.

19 And they of the fouth fhall poffefs the mount of Efau, and they of the plain the Philiftines: and they fhall poffefs the fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria; and Benjamin all poffefs Gilead.

20 And the captivity of this hoft of the children of Ifrael ball poffefs that of the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath; and the cap tivity of Jerufalem, which is in Sepharad, thall poffefs the cities of the fouth.

21 And faviours fhall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Elau; and the kingdom thalt be the LoxD's.

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1 JONA H.

CHAP. I.

CHAP. II.

Jonah, fent to Nineveh, fleeth to Tarshish: The prayer of Jonah: 10 he is deliveret
4 he is bewrayed by a tempeft, 11 thrown
into the fea, 17 and swallowed by a fifb.

Now

from the fift.
THEN Jonah prayed unto the LORD his
God belly.

Ow the word of the LORD came unto
Jonah the son of Amittai, faying,
2 Arife, go to Nineveh, that great city, and
cry against it; for their wickedness is come up
before me.

2 And faid, I cried by reafon of mine afflic tion unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardett my voice.

3 But Jonah rofe up to flee unto Tarthith from the prefence of the LORD, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarthith: fo he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the prefence of the

LORD.

4 But the LORD fent out a great wind into the fea, and there was a mighty tempeft in the fea, fo that the ship was like to be broken.

5 Then the mariners were afraid, and cried every man unto his god,and cant forth the wares that were in the ship into the fea, to lighten it of them. But Jonah was gone down into the fides of the ship; and he lay, and was faft a fleep.

6 So the fhipmafter came to him, and faid unto him, What meaneft thou, O fleeper? arife, call upon thy God, if fo be that God wili think upon us, that we perish not.

And they faid every one to his fellow, Come, and let us caft lots, that we may know for whofe caufe this evil is upon us. So they caft lots, and the lot fell upon Jonah.

8 Then fail they unto him, Tell us, we pray thee, for whofe caufe this evil is upon us; What is thine occupation and whence coment thou? what is thy country and of what people art

9 And he faid unto them, I am an Hebrew; and I fear the LORD, the God of heaven, which hath made the fea and the dry land.

10 Then were the men exceedingly afraid, and faid unto him, Why haft thou done this For the men knew that he fled from the prefence of the LORD, because he had told them,

11 Then said they unto him, What shall we do unto thee, that the fea may be calm unto us for the fea wrought, and was tempestuous.

12 And he faid unto them, Take me and cat me forth into the fea; fo fhall the fea be calm unto you: for I know that for my fake this great tempelt is upon you.

13 Nevertheless, the men rowed hard to bring it to the land; but they could not: for the fea wrought, and was tempestuous against

them.

14 Wherefore they cried unto the LORD, and faid, We befeech thee, O LORD, we be feech thee, let us not perish for this man's life, and lay not upon us innocent blood: for thou, O LORD, haft done as it pleafed thee.

15 So they took up Jonah, and catt him forth into the fea: and the fea ceafed from her raging.

16 Then the men feared the LORD exceedingly, and offered a facrifice unto the LORD,

and made vows.

17 Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to fwallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three Lights.

3 For thou hadst caft me into the deep, in the midst of the feas; and the floods compared me about: all thy billows and thy waves paffed over me.

4 Then I faid, I am caft out of thy fight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple.

5 The waters compaffed me about, even to the foul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head.

6 I went down to the bottoms of the moun tains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet haft thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God.

7 When my foul fainted within me I remembered the LORD and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple:

8 They that obferve lying vanities forfake their own mercy.

9 But I will facrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.

10 And the LORD fpake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land. CHAP. III.

Jonah, fent again, preacheth to the Ninevites: 5 upon their repentance, 10 God repenteth.

AND the word of the LORD came unto the time, faying,

2 Arife, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid

thec.

3 So Jonah arofe, and went unto Nineveh, according to the word of the LoxD. NOW Nineveh was an exceeding great city of three days' journey.

4 And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and faid, Yet torty days, and Nineveh thall be overthrows.

5 So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a faft, and put on fackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them..

6 For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arofe from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered him with fackcloth, and fat in ashes.

7 And he caufed it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, faying, Let neither man nor beaft, herd nor flock, tarte any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water:

8 But let man and beast be covered with fackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way and from the violence that is in their hands.

9 Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perith not?

15 And God faw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil that he had faid that he would do unto them and he did it not.

Fonab reproved by CHA P. IV. 1 Jonah, repining at Gol's mercy, 4 is reproved by the type of a gourd.

BUT it difpleafed Jonah exceedingly, and he

was very angry.

2 And he prayed unto the LORD, and faid, I pray thee, O LORD, was not this my faying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fied before unto Tarthith: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, dow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteft thee of the evil.

MICAH

3 Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.

4 Then faid the LORD, Doeft thou well to be angry?

So Jonah went out of the city, and fat on the cat fide of the city, and there made him a booth, and fat under it in the shadow, till he might fee what would become of the

city,

6 And the Lord Gon prepared a gourd, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might

CHAP I.

■ Micab fbewweth the wrath of God againfi Jacab for idolatry: 10 he exhorteth to mourning. HE word of the LORD that came to

¶ MIC A H.

Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he faw concerning Samaria and Jerufalem:

Hear, all ye people; hearken, Oeurth, and all that therein is: and let the Lord Gon be witness against you, the Lord from his holy temple.

3 For, behold, the LORD cometh forth out ef his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth.

4 And the mountains thall be molten under Jim, and the valleys thall be cleft, as wax be. 1ore the fire, and as the waters that are poured down a steep place.

5 For the tranfgreftion of Jacob is all this, and tor the fins of the houfe of Ifrael. What the tranfgreffion of Jacob is it not Samaria? and what are high aces of Judah?

re they not Jerufalem.

6 Therefore I will make Samaria as an heap

of the field, and as plantings of a vineyard:

and I will pour down the ones thereof into The valley, and I will difcover the foundations

thereof.

7 And all the graven images thereof shall be beaten to pieces, and all the hires thereof hall be burned with the fire, and all the idols 1.ereof will! ay defolate: for the gathered it <the hire of an harlot, and they shall return To the hire of an harlot.

the type of a gourd. be a fhadow over his head, to deliver him from his grief. So Jonah was exceeding glad of the gourd.

But God prepared a worm when the morn ing rofe the next day, and it fmote the gourd that it withered.

8 And it came to pass, when the fun did arife, that God prepared a vehement eaft wind; and the fun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and wished in himself to die, and faid, It is better for me to die than to live.

8 Therefore I will wail and howl, I will O fripped and naked: I wil: make a wail. Eng like the dragons, and mourning as the

wwls.

9 For her wound is incurable; for it is come unto Judah; he is come unto the gate of my people, even to Jerufalem,

10 Declare ye it not at Gath, weep ye not at all, in the house of Aphrah roll thy felf in the dust.

21 Pats ye away, thou inhabitant of Sa

9 And God faid to Jonah, Doett thou well to be angry for the gourd And he said, I do well to be angry, even unto death.

10 Then faid the LORD, Thou haft had pity on the gourd, for the which thou haft not la boured, neither madeft it grow; which came up in a night, and perished in a night:

11 And 1hould not I fpare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than fixfcore thousand perfons that cannot difcern between their right hand and their left hand; and alfe much cattle?

phir, having thy fhame naked: the inhabi. tant of Zaanan came not forth in the mourn ing of Beth-ezel; he shall receive of you his standing.

12 For the inhabitant of Maroth waited carefully for good: but evil came down from the LORD unto the gate of Jerufalem.

130 thou inhabitant of Lachith, bind the chariot to the fwift beaft: the is the beginning of the fin to the daughter of Zion: for the tranfgreffions of Ifrael were found in thee.

14 Therefore fhalt thou give preferts to Moretheth-gath: the houfos of Achziu fall be a lie to the kings of Itrael.

15 Yet will I bring an heir unto thee, O inhabitant of Marefhah: he shall come unte Adullam the glory of Ifrael.

16 Make thee bald, and poll thee for thy delicate children; enlarge thy baldness as the eagle; for they are gone into captivity from thee.

CHAP. II. 1 Against oppreffion. 4 4 lamentation. 7 4 reproof of injuftice and idolatry. 13 Apr mife of refioring Jacob.

to them and

Work cvil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practife it, because it is in the power of their hand.

2 And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houfes, and take them away: fo they opprefs a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.

3 Theretore thus faith the LORD; Behold, against this family do I devife an evil, from which ye thall not remove your necks; neither fhall ye go haughtily: for this time is evil.

4 In that day thall one take up a parable againit you, and lament with a doleful la mentation, and fay, We be utterly spoiled: he hath changed the portion of my people: how hath he removed it from me! turning away he hath divided our fields.

5 Therefore thou shalt have none that shall caít a cord by lot in the congregation of the LORD.

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The cruelty of the princes.

Chap. til, Iv.

The church's glory, peace, &c.

6 Prophefy ye not, fay they to them that and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophefy: they thall not prophefy to them, prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the LORD, and fay, Is not that they fhall not take thame. the LORD among us? none evil can come upon us.

70 thou that art named the houfe of Jacob, is the fpirit of the LORD traitened? are thefe his doings? do not my words do good to him that walketh uprightly?

8 Even of late my people is rifen up as an enemy: ye pull off the robe with the garment from them that pafs by fecurely as inen

averie trom war.

9 The women of my people have ye caft out

from their pleafant houfes; from their children have ye taken away my glory for ever.

10 Arife ye, and depart; for this is not our rent: because it is polluted, it hall defroy you, even with a fore destruction.

12 Therefore fhall Zion for your fake be plowed as a field, and Jerufalem thall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest.

CHAP. IV.

If a man walking in the spirit and falfehood do lie, faying, I will prophefy unto thee of wine and of trong drink; he thall even be the prophet of this people.

121 will furely aflemble, O Jacob, all of thee; ill furely gather the remnant of If rael; I will put them together as the theep of Bozrah, as the flock in the midft of their told: they thall make great noife by reafon of the multitude of men.

13 The breaker is come up before them: they have broken up and have pailed through the gate, and are gone out by it: and their king thall pafs before them, and the LORD on the head of them.

1 The glory, 3 peace, 8 kingdom, 11 and victory of the church.

UT in it thall come to

BThat the mountain of the house of the LORD thall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people thall How unto it.

2 And many nations thall come, and fay, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law fhall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerufalem.

3 And he thall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations atar of; and they fhall beat their words into plowhares, and their pears into pruning hooks: nation thali not lift up a sword against ion, neither fhall they learn war any more.

4 But they fhall fit every man under his vine and under his fig-tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of hofts hath spoken it.

5 For all people will walk every one in

heads the name of his god, and we will walk in the name or the LORD our God for ever and

ever.

CHAP. III.

The cruelty of the princes. 5 The falsehood of
the prophets. 8 Their ill grounded fecurity.

Jacob, and ye princes of the houfe of Ifrael; Is it not for you to know judgment?. 2 Who hate the good, and love the evil; who pluck off their skin from off them; and their flesh from off their bones;

3 Who alfo cat the neth of my people, and flay their skin from off them; and they break their bones, and chop them in pieces, as for the pot, and as fefh within the cal dron.

4 Then fhall they cry unto the LORD, but he will not hear them: he will ever hide his face from them at that time, as they have behaved themselves ill in their doings.

5 Thus faith the LORD concerning the prophets that make my people err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace; and he that putteth not into their mouths, they even prepare war against him :

6 Therefore night shall be unto you, that ye thall not have a vifion; and it shall be dark unto you, that ye thall not divine; and the fuu fhall go down over the prophets, and the day fall be dark over them.

Then thall the feers be afhamed, and the diviners confounded: yea, they fhail all cover their lips; for there is no anfwer of God. 8 But truly I am full of power by the fpirit of the LORD, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his tranfgreffion, and to Ifrael his fin.

6 In that day, faith the LORD, will I af. femble her that halteth, and I will gather her that is driven out, and her that I have afflicted;

7 And I will make her that halted a remnant, and her that was caft far off a Arong nation: and the LORD fhall reign over them in mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever.

8 And thou, O tower of the flock, the ftrung hold of the daughter of Zion, unto thee fhall it come, even the first dominion; the kingdom thall come to the daughter of Jeru falem.

9 Now why doft thou cry out aloud? is there no king in thee? is thy counsellor perifhed for pangs have taken thee as a woman in travail.

10 Be in pain, and labour to bring forth, C daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail for now thalt thou go forth cut of the city and thou shalt dwell in the field, and thou fal go even to Babylon; there thalt thou be de livered: there the LORD fhall redeem the from the hand of thine enemies.

11 Now alfo many nations are gathere against thee, that fay, Let her be defiled, an let our eye look upon Zion.

12 Bu. they know not the thoughts of th LORD, neither understand they his counfel for he thall gather them as the theaves into th floor.

13 Arife and threth, O daughter of Zion for I will make thine horn iron, and I wi make thy hoofs brafs: and thou shalt beat pieces many people: and I will conf crate their gain unto the LORD, and the

Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of Jacob, and princes of the houfe of Ifracl, that abhor judgment, and pervert all equity.

10 They build up Zion with blood, and Jerufalem with iniquity.

11 The heads thereof judge for reward,

Chrift's birth, kingdom, &c.

MICA R.

earth.

God's controversy. fubftance unto the LORD of the whole for the LORD hath a controverfy with his pos ple, and he will plead with Ifrael. CHAP. V. 1 The birth of Chrift: 4 his kingdom: 8 his conquest. Nov OW gather thyfelf in troops, O daughter of troops: he hath laid fiege againft us: they fhall fmite the judge of Ifrael with a rod upon the cheek.

and wherein have I wearied thee? teftify 3. O my people, what have I done unto theet against me,

4 For I brought thee up out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed thee out of the houfe of fervants; and I fent before thee Mofes, Aaron, and Miriam.

2 But, thou, Beth-lehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Ifrael; whofe goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

3 Therefore will he give them up, until the time that the which travaileth hath brought forth then the remnant of his brethren fhall return unto the children of Ifrael.

4 And he thall ftand and feed in the ftrength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God, and they shall abide: for now thall he be great unto the ends

of the earth.

s And this man thall be the peace, when the Affyrian fall come into our land; and when he thall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him feven thepherds, and eight princip nen.

6 And they hall wafte the land of Affyria with the fword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus thall he deliver s from the Affyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders.

7 And the remnant of Jacob fhal! be in the midst of many people as a dew from the 1.ORD, as the towers upon the grafs, that tarrieth not for man, nor waiteth for the fons of

men.

8 And the remnant of Jacob fhall be among the Gentiles in the midft of many people as a lion among the bearts of the foret, as a young lion among the flocks of theep: who, if he go through, both treadeth down, and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver.

9 Thine hand shall be lifted up upon thine adverfaries, and ali thine enemies thall be

cut off.

10 And it fhall come to pafs in that day, faith the LORD, that I will cut off thy hories out of the midit of thee, and I will deftroy thy chariots:

II And I will cut off the cities of thy land, and throw down all thy ftrong holds.

12 And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand; and thou shalt have no more foothfayers: 13 Thy graven images alfo will I cut off, and thy standing images out of the midst of thee; and thou shalt no more worship the

work of thine hands.

14 And 1 will pluck up thy groves out of

the midst of thee: fo will I deftroy thy cities.

15 And I will execute vengeance in anger and fury upon the heathen, fuch as they have

not heard.

CHAP. VI. 1 God's controverfy for unkindness, 6 for ignorance, 10 for injufiice, 16 and for idolatry, TEAR now what the

contend thou before the mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice.

2 Hear ye, O mountains, the LORD's controverly, and ye ftrong foundations of the earth:

king of Moab confulted, and what Balaam the 5 O my people, remember now what Balak fon of Beor anfwered him from Shittim unto Gilgal; that ye may know the righteousness of the LORD.

6 Wherewith fhall I come before the LORD, and bow myself before the high God? fhall I come before him with burnt-offerings, with calves of a year old!

of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of 7 Will the LORD be pleafed with thousands oil? fhall I give my firstborn for my tranf greffion, the fruit of my body for the fia of my foul?

8 He hath thewed thee, O man, what it good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

9 The LORD's voice crieth unto the city, hear ye the rod, and who hath appointed it. and the man of wisdom thall fee thy name:

ednefs in the houfe of the wicked, and the 10 Are there yet the treasures of wick. fcant measure that is abominable?

11 Shall I count them pure with the wick. weights? ed balances, and with the bag of deceitfu!

12 For the rich men thereof are full of vio

lence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their

mouth.

fmiting thee, in making thee defolate because 13 Therefore alfo will I make thee fick in of thy fins.

thy cafting down fall be in the midft of thee; 14 Thou shalt eat, but not be fatisfied; and and that which thou deliverest will I give up and thou shalt take hold, but shalt not deliver; to the sword.

thou shalt tread the olives, but thou shalt not 15 Thou shalt fow, but thou shalt not reap: anoint thee with oil; and fweet wine, but thait not drink wine.

all the works of the houfe of Ahab, and ye 16 For the flatutes of Omri are kept, and thee a defolation, and the inhabitants thereof walk in their counfels; that I thould make an hitfing: therefore ye shall bear the reproach of my people.

CHAP. VII.

The church, complaining of her small nume
ber, 3 and the general corruption, 5 putterb
her confidence in God.

WOE is me! for I am as when they have
grape gleanings of the vintage: there is no
fummer
as the
clutter to eat: my foul defired the first-ripe

fruit.

2 The good man is perithed out of the earth and there is none upright among men: they blood; they hunt every man

his brother with a net.
3

That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince aketh, and the judge aeth for a reward; and the great man, he

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